Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Bombs to fall on Iran by September, 2005

Iran is pulling out of the slipstream of North Korea's recent announcement to take the lead position in the Axis:
LONDON (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday arch-foe Iran was just six months away from having the knowledge to build an atomic bomb, as Tehran accused the United States of using satellites "and other tools" to spy on its nuclear site.

The Israeli warning followed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's call last week for Iran to abandon any pursuit of nuclear weapons and meet its international obligations if it was to be sure of avoiding conflict.

"The question is not if the Iranians will have a nuclear bomb in 2009, 10 or 11, the main question is when are they going to have the knowledge to do it," Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said on a visit to London.

"We believe in six months from today they will end all the tests and experiments they are doing to have that knowledge."

The chief of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency said in January Iran would have the capability to produce enriched uranium, which can be used in both power stations and nuclear bombs, by the end of 2005.
Having proven that dropping bombs on nuclear facilities is the best way to prevent a country from ever making them, Israel may take the lead on reversing Iran's momentum towards nukes. This won't be without tremendous consequence. Now that Iran and Syria are publicly assuring the world that they have each other's backs, things are look like they could get really ugly really quick.

Next-door nukes is an unacceptable develpment if you're Israel. The first mushroom cloud created by and mullah nuke would likely be Tel Aviv. One has to wonder if this strangely developing story had anything to do with an Iranian test run that ended in a mistake.

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