Wednesday, February 25, 2009
UN Underestimates Iran's Uranium
The UN (shockingly!) underestimated Iran's amount of uranium. Smart Brief:
Iran has amassed more than a ton of enriched uranium -- a third more than it previously had acknowledged and enough to build an atom bomb, UN officials said. The International Atomic Energy Agency made the discovery during its yearly materials inventory at Iran's enrichment facility in Natanz. "Everyone's nervous and worried about the possibility of Iran pursuing a clandestine capability," an unnamed Barack Obama administration official said. New York Times, The (02/19).
Former UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998 Scott Ritter (arrested in a teenage girl sex sting operation), in a November 2007 interview with the Metro Times said, (speaking about Iran):
MT: Do you think there is anything that can happen at this point that will stop [an attack on Iran by the U.S.]?
Ritter: You have to take a look at external influences, not internal ones. I don't think there is anything happening inside the United States that's going to stop that attack.
Besides, why would anyone believe Ritter?
The BBC reports that Iran is ready to test drive nuclear reactors.
But - but - but - The Liberals said Iran was five to ten years away from nukes? Well, come on now, when have Liberals ever been right about anything?
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