By Felix Quigley
October 31, 2008
I am not a scientist by any stretch of the imagination but I try to follow every aspect of the Iranian nuclear bomb making; it all centres ont he enrichment of uranium, or uranium waste.
This is the latest I have seen:
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Iran tests ways of recovering weapons-grade
uranium from spent nuclear fuel
October 31, 2008, 10:20 AM
This intelligence assessment, disclosed to AP by a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), indicates that the Iranians are testing ways of using nuclear waste from the Bushehr reactor, which the Russians have pledged to finish by the end of the year or March, 2009, at latest.
Moscow has provided the necessary fuel. Both Moscow and Iran claim the Bushehr reactor is purely for peaceful purposes.
(That is total bullshit. The question to ask is “Why enrich?”…FQ)
The spent fuel at issue as the source of the enriched uranium is not enough to yield the 30 kilos of weapons grade (90 percent enriched) material for a bomb, but is another step in that direction. DEBKAfile adds that Bushehr could provide enough nuclear waste for rapid production of several bombs or warheads.
In a Kol Israel radio interview this week, Martin Indyk, former US ambassador to Israel and member of Barack Obama’s Middle East team, disclosed that US intelligence now reckons Iran will have between one and three nuclear bombs by the end of 2009.
The tests, which loosely replicate Saddam Hussein’s attempt to build a bomb 20 years ago, were described by the source as “evaluating procedures for recycling fuel by dissolving fuel rods for irradiated waste, then reprocessing it for uranium metal,” which is used for nuclear warheads.
The source material, says the intelligence report, would be highly enriched, some at above 90 percent and the rest at 20 percent. “
“Sufficient data was collected for planning production lines for recovering the fuel,” according the assessment, which discloses the location of the experiments as Jaber ibn Hayan Laboratories in Tehran run by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. They will soon submit a report to the Iranian leadership for a decision on whether to go ahead with the project.
There are a number of points.
1. The role of Russia in working with this crowd of Nazis. One of the reasons which lie behind this is the Israel and Jew hating stalinist machine which we know churned out masses of antisemitic literature in the 60s. That lives on.
2. Reagan created a go-getting for profit capitalist monster in the present Russia.
3. Russia is bolstered by the Fascist Leftists who are supporting Iranian Mullah Nazis
Also into the mix has to go the Fascist US and Brit attack on the Serbs in the Balkans, and on South Ossetia by Saakashvili. For every action a reaction.
Can it be that part of US deliberate policy is to stir it up as much as possible on the world stage and why would this suit the US elite to do this?
The answer could be found by following the Mary Whitehouse antics in Britain over the past week of the reactionary Daily Mail and the campaign against BBC morals ending in the suspension of Jonathon Ross. The middle class in Britain is being crucified by negative equity, and their shares value vanishing like snow off the ditch. In steps Big Moralist Uncle Brown to stir it up on all fronts. The ruling class in Ireland did this for decades north and south.
We do say: The US will allow Iran to build its bomb. Israel if it is to survive will have to go it alone.