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Well that is understandable,

they only have one camel to carry it on.



I see Iran wants to nuke Israel.


Not the most original idea but for trying to make the world a better place you've gotta give them their Jews.




What Iran needs now is a

more moderate leader.


A Mullah Lite.







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 Domestic Nuclear Power 


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nuclear weapons are bad for your health dependence on the bomb must stop


Iran take note. Imagine a world without nuclear weapons.

Nelson Mandela understood that a world free of nuclear arms

would be a freer world for all, writes  Desmond Tutu. 


In February 1990, the same month that Nelson Mandela, also

known as  Madiba,  walked free after 27 years behind bars

South Africa's then-President, Frederik Willem de Klerk, issued written instructions to

dismantle the nation's atomic arsenal. Like Madiba's achingly long incarceration, the apartheid

regime's development of these most abominable weapons, though never officially

acknowledged, had become an intolerable blight on South Africa's image abroad.


Divesting ourselves of the bomb was -- as de Klerk later remarked -- an essential part of our

transition from a pariah state to an accepted member of the family of nations. In his time as president, from 1994 to 1999, Madiba frequently implored the remaining nuclear powers to follow South Africa's lead in relinquishing nuclear weapons. All of humanity would be better off, he reasoned, if we lived free from the threat of a nuclear  conflagration,  the effects of which would be catastrophic. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly in 1998, he said:

                                                                                                                              "We must ask the question, which might sound naïve to those who have elaborated sophisticated arguments to justify their refusal to eliminate these terrible and terrifying weapons of mass destruction -- why do they need them anyway?"


Despite Madiba's undisputed moral authority and unmatched powers of persuasion, his  cri de coeur  for disarmament went unheeded in his lifetime. South Africa, to this day, remains the only nation to have built nuclear weapons and then done

away with them altogether.


Nine nations still cling firmly to these ghastly instruments of terror, believing,  paradoxically,  that by threatening to obliterate others they are maintaining the peace. Quite unaccountably, all are squandering precious resources, human and material,

on programs to modernize and upgrade their arsenals -- an egregious theft from the world's poor.


Madiba attributed the lack of progress in achieving total  nuclear disarmament  to "Cold War inertia and an attachment to the use of the threat of brute force to assert the primacy of some states over others." To his mind, the struggle against the bomb was intertwined, inextricably, with the struggles to end racism and colonialism. He abhorred the double standard, deeply entrenched in today's international order, whereby certain nations claim a "right" to possess nuclear arms -- in the hundreds, even the thousands -- while simultaneously condemning, and feigning moral outrage towards, those who dare pursue the same. We must vociferously challenge the perceived entitlement of a select few nations to possess the bomb. As Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Secretary-General, put it succinctly:

                                                          "There are no right hands for wrongweapons." 

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                                                                                           The same combination is needed now in the movement to abolish                                                                                               nuclear weapons. In the Mexican state of Nayarit, ministers and                                                                                                   diplomats from three-quarters of all nations -- those not coming                                                                                                     include the Permanent Five members of the  U.N. Security                                                                                                           Council, the U.S., UK, France, Russia and China.


                                                                                           This conference was a much-needed reminder of what nuclear                                                                                                     weapons do to humans beings -- something seldom mentioned in                                                                                                  arms control  discussions -- but also a vital chance for the                                                                                                           lnternational community to chart a new course. It is high time for

                                                                                           the nuclear-free nations of the world, constituting the overwhelming                                                                                             majority, to work together to exert their extraordinary collective                                                                                                     influence.

                                                                                           Without delay, they should embark on a process to negotiate a                                                                                                     global treaty banning the use, manufacture and possession of

                                                                                           nuclear weapons -- whether or not the nuclear-armed nations are                                                                                                 prepared to join them. Why should these weapons, whose effects                                                                                                 are the most grievous of all, remain the only  weapons of   mass   destruction  not expressly prohibited under international law?


By stigmatizing the bomb -- as well as those who possess it -- we can build tremendous  pressure for disarmament.   As Madiba understood well, a world freed of nuclear arms will be a freer world for all.


Even as officials from the United States and its allies emphasize their commitment to the diplomatic process, there's a heightened awareness that failure to reach a deal could increase the pressure for U.S. military action against Iranian nuclear sites. In an interview with, Défense Secretary  Ashton Carter  told CNN's Erin Burnett that while the U.S. is focused on the talks, it is also prepared to invoke the military option if they fall through.


"We have the capability to shut down, set back and destroy the  Iranian nuclear program  and I believe the Iranians know

that and understand that," Carter said.


Critical to that capability is the powerful ground-penetrating bomb known as the  Massive Ordnance Penetrator  (MOP) -- a 15-ton behemoth that can explode 200 feet underground and is designed specifically to destroy deeply buried and fortified targets. The MOP is the weapon of choice for underground sites such as the ones at Fordow and Natanz in Iran, which house some of that country's largest nuclear reactors. And the bomb is ready for use if needed, Carter said. A deterrent now, or in the future.


Even if a deal is reached, the military's contingency plans could act as a further deterrent. Iran has a history of conducting nuclear work in secret, and many in the international community question whether its government can be trusted to fully roll back the military dimensions of the nuclear program. The very existence of the site at  Fordow,  buried deep under a mountain near the city of Qom, was kept hidden from the international community until 2009.


And Iran's reluctance to provide international inspectors access to nuclear sites remains a sticking point in the talks, particularly after Iran's Supreme Leader,  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,  was quoted by Iran's official state news agency last month as saying his country would not allow inspectors into military facilities. This could keep inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, out of facilities like Parchin, where Iran is believed to be conducting high explosives testing. The U.S. military already maintains targeting folders on thousands of sites around the world, including all known Iranian nuclear sites. Plans for these sites include detailed analysis of target structure, geology, proximity to civilian populations, air defence and potential risk.


Risks in an attack. There are also vulnerabilities. The military would have to determine how many bombs to drop in order to guarantee each site's destruction; the more sorties required, the easier it is to lose the element of surprise. Iran also maintains significant coastal air defences, which would have to be successfully jammed. At a congressional hearing, Carter told lawmakers he has a:

                                       "responsibility to make sure that the military option is real." "It's not part of the negotiation," he said, "but it's a very, very big role, and we take it very seriously."


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.  Martin Dempsey  added that he is in active consultations with regional allies, including Israel.




                                                                                           "If there's a deal," Dempsey said, "I've got work to do with them.

                                                                                           And if there's not a deal, I've got work to do with them." He added,                                                                                               "We're committed to doing that work."


                                                                                           Israeli military action?


                                                                                           Israeli Prime Minister  Benjamin Netanyahu  has been one of the                                                                                                 most vocal critics of the negotiations with Iran and has vowed that                                                                                               Israel will act alone if necessary to stop Tehran from getting a                                                                                                       nuclear weapons. But the Israelis are more limited than the United                                                                                               States in their military capabilities.


                                                                                           Absent U.S. involvement, they would have to rely heavily on non-                                                                                                 stealth  F-15s,  which would need to be re-fuelled en route to their                                                                                               targets in Iran. They also lack the kind of bombs that can reach the                                                                                               low depths of the Massive Ordinance Penetrator, presumably                                                                                                       putting sites like Fordow and Natanz out of reach.


                                                                                           Israel also risks incurring the wrath of the international community if                                                                                             it acts alone. And any military strike is unlikely to end Iran's nuclear                                                                                             efforts.                                                                                                                                                                                             

As President Barack Obama told Israel's Channel 2:

                                                                                  "A military solution will not fix it, even if the United States would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program, but it will not eliminate it."


Iran's ballistic arsenal is one of the largest in the Middle East, and, according to the Director of National Intelligence, many of Iran's missiles are "inherently capable of carrying a  nuclear payload. Iran has made important technical strides in recent years with regard to missile development:

                                                                 it has successfully placed three satellites into low earth orbit using its own two-stage launch vehicle; it has built and successfully tested multi-stage missiles; it has improved missile guidance; and it has improved and diversified the fuel used to propel its missiles. These developments allow Iran to extend the range of its missiles and to deploy and fire them more quickly. Iran has also worked to ensure survivability of its missiles:

                                                                                                                                                   they can be mounted on mobile launchers and deployed to newly built silos.


Iran's arsenal of liquid- and solid-fuelled ballistic missiles has grown steadily. The  Shahab-3  ballistic missile has been deployed for several years. Iran is believed to have fielded several hundred, which have a range of about 1,300 km, and to developed variants of the Shahab-3 with an extended range. Iran has also displayed and successfully tested the solid-fuelled Sejil, a two-stage ballistic missile with an estimated range of over 2,000 km. These missiles could be adapted to carry a nuclear warhead.


Iran's rapid growth in missile prowess has led to increased concern about the country's intentions. According to Israeli engineer Uzi Rubin, Iran could be building a fleet of long-range missiles that, armed with conventional warheads, might

serve a "saturation" strategy. A salvo of such conventionally-armed missiles against an Israeli city, for example, could substitute for Iran's skeletal air force. Given that many of Iran's ballistic missiles are inherently capable of carrying nuclear payloads, Iran may also be developing a long-range nuclear weapon delivery system. The International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ) is investigating evidence that Iran may have worked on re-designing a missile re-entry vehicle for its Shahab-3 missile to accommodate a nuclear warhead.

Iran's determination to acquire and produce ballistic missiles grew out of its war with Iraq in the 1980s. Tehran found itself ill

prepared to retaliate against Iraq's missile attacks on Iranian cities. Tehran decided that, for its own protection, it had to achieve self-reliance in missile production. Iran's first efforts to achieve this aim focused on the import and production of short-range Scud-type missiles. In 1985, the then-head of Iran's Parliament,  Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani,  led a high-level delegation to Libya, Syria, North Korea, and China. As a result of the trip, Iran obtained Scud missiles from Libya and North Korea, and later acquired rocket components and know-how from both North Korea and China.


Iran's first batch of Scuds (known as  Scud Bs ) arrived from Libya in 1985. These single-stage, nuclear-capable, Soviet-origin missiles use liquid fuel and can fly about 280-300 km when carrying a 770-1,000 kg warhead. Before long, Iran had depleted its small supply. It then turned to North Korea in hope of finding a new supplier. Tehran offered to help finance Pyongyang's missile program in exchange for technology transfer and an option to buy North Korean missiles as soon as they came off the production line.


The first batch of North Korean Scud Bs was delivered in July 1987, and it was reported that the delivery took place even before the missiles were available to North Korea's own army. Over the next seven months, Iran imported 90-100 missiles, most of which were promptly used in combat. According to the U.S. Défense Department, Iran fired nearly 100 Scuds at Iraq between 1985 and 1988.

After the war ended, Tehran continued its missile efforts. By late 1990, Tehran had negotiated to buy North Korea's newest missile offering, the  Scud C.  U.S. intelligence began to detect shipments of North Korean Scud C missiles moving to Iran in 1991. The liquid-fuel Scud C is longer and wider than the Scud B, which suggests that the fuel tanks were expanded to hold more propellant. It has an estimated range of more than 500 km when carrying a 700 kg warhead. According to press reports, Iran ordered some 200 Scud Bs and Scud Cs from North Korea in 1991. Iran also succeeded in test-firing what U.S. intelligence identified as a Scud C in 1991.


In early 1993, an additional North Korean shipment of Scud Cs, along with several launching pads, was reported by the Israeli media. According to U.S. intelligence, Pyongyang also supplied Scud production technology. "Iran's relationship with North Korea follows the usual pattern," said a U.S. State Department official at the time, "you first buy entire missiles and the kits to assemble missiles, and then you learn to make them on your own - designs and blueprints come with the package." According to the official, North Korean specialists worked on the ground in Iran to help Iranian scientists master the basic steps of Scud production. In 1993, Iranian Minister of Défense  Akbar Torkan  announced that "our technological capability is such that if we require similar missiles [to the Scud-B] then we can manufacture them ourselves."

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In July 1998, Iran first tested its imported version of North Korea's

medium-range  No-Dong  missile. This single-stage, liquid-fuelled,

road mobile, nuclear-capable ballistic missile became known as the

Shahab-3 in Iran. According to Iranian officials and U.S. and Russian

technical experts, the original Shahab-3 could carry a 1,000 kg

payload 1,300 km. Iran subjected the missile to at least seven test

flights, with mixed results, between July 1998 and July 2003, when

Iran declared the missile operational and delivered it to the armed



After these initial steps, Iran has continued to test variants of the

missile. According to  Uzi Rubin,  Iran tested a longer-range version

of the missile, in 2004, with a much revised baby bottle-shaped re-

entry vehicle. Variants of the Shahab-3, including the Ghadr (Qadr),

have been tested several times since then. Iran claims that these

variants have a greater range (up to 2,000 km) and throw weight

(750 - 1,000 kg), as well as improved accuracy.


In November 2007, U.S. Défense Secretary Robert Gates announced

that North Korea had sold Iran a missile with a range of 2,500

kilometres. This appeared to confirm earlier press reports that Iran

had acquired the BM-25, a modified version of the  Soviet SS-N-6, 

which is a single-stage, liquid-fueled, submarine-launched ballistic

missile with a range of 2,400 to 3,000 km and the ability to carry a

nuclear warhead.


Iran followed with a second successful satellite launch in June 2011

(the Rasad), and a third in February 2012 ( the Navid Elm-o Sanat ), in both cases using the Safir. After the first launch, U.S. officials admitted "grave concern" over the achievement and cautioned that the capabilities necessary for the space launch

could be applied toward developing long-range ballistic missiles. In addition to its Scud and Shahab missiles, which rely on liquid fuel technology, Iran has developed solid fuel technology, which is more useful militarily.

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 during an annual anti-American rally 


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Iran also possesses the solid-fueled, Chinese-made, 150 km-range CSS 8 (also called the  Tondar 69 ) and a second solid-fuel missile called the Fateh 110. Both are short-range, tactical missiles. Iran claims to have successfully flight tested the Fateh 110 in September 2002. It is reportedly a single-stage missile with at least a 200 km range. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who has served as head of Iran's Parliament and as President of Iran, asserted that Iran itself produced the solid fuel propellant for the missile. In addition, then-Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani announced in January 2000 that Iran had commissioned projects to produce the solid fuel ingredients HTPB resin, aluminum powder and potassium chloride at the Ministry of Defense's Education and Research Institute.


The Aerospace Industries Organization, which reportedly manages a number of missile plants, claims to be capable of producing "many types of liquid and solid propellant." According to an Iranian media report, the Aerospace Industries Organization opened a plant to mass produce the  Fateh 110  in mid-September 2002, after completing a successful test flight. Iran has reported a number of successful tests of the Fateh 110 since then.


On May the 20th, 2009, Iran successfully tested the  Sejjil-2,  a two-stage, solid-fuel, surface-to-surface missile. It appears to have been successfully tested several times since then. U.S. officials confirmed Iran's claim that the missile's range is between 2,000 to 2,500 km. A May 2009 joint threat assessment by U.S. and Russian technical experts estimated the rocket motors for each of the two stages are alike except for their length. The assessment also estimated an overall weight of roughly 21 tons, if the missile were carrying a 1-ton warhead, which the Sejjil "should be able to carry a range of about 2200 km." Further advances on the Sejjil continue. Iran announced that it test-fired an upgraded version in December 2009. According to an Iranian official, this version boasted a shorter launch time.


The success of the Iranian missile program and the speed of its development would not have been possible without extensive foreign assistance, notably from  North Korea,  Russia, and China. While North Korea furnished the basic hardware for liquid-fuelled rocket propulsion, Russia supplied materials, equipment, and training. China supplied help with guidance and solid-fuelled rocket propulsion. According to a 2012 report to Congress by the Director of National Intelligence, Iran remained dependent on foreign suppliers for obtaining important missile components.


As noted above, North Korea furnished the basic building blocks for Iran's liquid fuel, Scud-type missile effort. Iran received both complete missiles and the plants to build them. In effect, North Korea served as Iran's off-shore missile development site. Many of Iran's missiles, the BM-25, the Shahab-3 and the Scud B and C, have come directly from North Korea, either

in the form of components or finished missiles. In May 2011 a U.N. panel of experts reported that Iran and North Korea were suspected of exchanging ballistic missile technology by using regular scheduled Air Koryo and Iran Air flights, in violation of sanctions on both countries.


For years, Beijing has been a major supplier of battlefield and cruise missiles to Iran. In 1987, Iran purchased the Chinese Silkworm anti-ship missile and then acquired the more capable C-802, a Chinese anti ship missile that Iran test-fired in 1996 from one of its ten Chinese-built " Houdong " patrol boats. During the 1990s, Iran reportedly acquired Chinese CSS 8 surface to surface missiles, which can carry a 190 kg warhead up to 150 km.


                                                                                     China has also outfitted Iran with solid fuel missile technology. Beijing's                                                                                       help appears to have started in the 1980s, during Iran's work on the                                                                                             Mushak missile, described above. In 1998, the Commission to Assess                                                                                         the Ballistic Missile threat to the United States (known as the

                                                                                      Rumsfeld Commission  after its chair, Donald Rumsfeld) reported that                                                                                         China had already "carried out extensive transfers to Iran's solid-                                                                                                 fuelled ballistic missile program."


                                                                                     In addition, Iran has received missile testing and guidance assistance                                                                                         from China. In June 1996, the chairman of a Congressional hearing                                                                                             cited U.S. intelligence findings that China had already "delivered                                                                                                   dozens, perhaps hundreds of  missile guidance systems  and                                                                                                       computerized tools to Iran."

                                                                                     Despite Russia's adherence to the Missile Technology Control Regime

                                                                                     since 1995, Russian entities have continued to help Iran develop                                                                                                 missiles.

                                                                                     In October 2000, the Central Intelligence Agency reported to Congress that Russian assistance had "helped Iran save years in its development of the Shahab-3." And in its report covering missile proliferation during the first half of 2003, the CIA observed that Russian assistance was also supporting "Iranian efforts to develop new missiles and increase Tehran's self-sufficiency in missile production."

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Islamic expert Akbar Ahmed, former Pakistan high commissioner to the UK, explained that the phrase:
                                         "the ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr" is one of the "hadiths"-the key teachings of the Prophet, known as prophetic traditions.

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 Countdown to Destruction 


  •   By using the approximately 9,000 first generation centrifuges operating at its  Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant,  Iran could    theoretically produce enough weapon-grade uranium to fuel a single nuclear warhead in less than 2 months. This              timetable is longer if Iran operates fewer centrifuges, or feeds the machines with natural uranium rather than low-              enriched uranium.


  •   Iran's more advanced  IR-2m centrifuges,  about 1,000 of which are installed at Natanz, would allow Iran to produce          weapon-grade uranium more quickly.


  •   Iran's stockpile of  low-enriched uranium  is now sufficient, after further enrichment, to fuel approximately eight nuclear

        warheads. Because Russia has a ten-year contract to fuel Iran’s only power reactor at Bushehr, Iran has no present                need for enriched uranium to generate civilian nuclear energy.


  •   Iran could fuel approximately 25 first generation implosion bombs if it had the ability to enrich the uranium needed to          supply the  Bushehr reactor  annually.


         Bomb potential of Iran's low-enriched uranium 


  •   Total amount of  uranium hexafluoride  (UF6) enriched to approximately 3.5 percent U-235 produced as of May


                14,937 kg


  •   Amount of this material ready for  further enrichment  (i.e., stored in gaseous form) as of May 2015:

                                                                                                                                                                     8,715 kg


                                                                                                                                                      1,053 kg


                                                                                                                                                               8 ​


  •   Before using uranium in a warhead, it must be enriched to  weapon-grade  (90 percent or more U-235) and processed      into a metallic shape sufficient to explode in a chain reaction.

  •   Sixteen kilograms are assumed to be sufficient for an implosion

        bomb. This was the amount called for in the implosion device

         Saddam Hussein  was trying to perfect in the 1980’s, and the

        design for such a device has circulated on the nuclear black

        market, to which Iran has had access.

  •   According to these experts, Iran could use as few as seven

        kilograms of this material if Iran’s weapons developers

        possessed a “medium” level of skill, and if Iran were satisfied

        with an explosive yield slightly less than that of the bomb

        dropped on  Hiroshima,  Japan. If Iran chose to use an amount

        smaller than 16kg, the time required to make each weapon

        would be less than estimated here.


 Ali Khamenei Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (born 15 July 1939) 

 has been the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran 

 since 1989. 


 There is only one possible solution to unrest in 

 the Middle East, "namely the annihilation and 

 destruction of the Zionist state." 

In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech,

no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom

of religion - not even for Shiites, who are forced by Iran's theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.

                                                                                                                                                                       Elliott Abrams


There has come into being a kind of a Shia belt from Tehran through Baghdad to Beirut. And this gives Iran the opportunity to reconstruct the ancient Persian Empire - this time under the Shia label. Henry Kissinger

In any authoritarian society, the possessor of power dictates, and if you try and step outside, he will come after you. This is equally true of Soviet-ism, of China and of Iran, and in our time it has happened a lot in Islam. The point is that it's worse when the authoritarianism is supported by something supernatural. Salman Rushdie


No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. Winston Churchill




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