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Monday, February 23, 2015

'You can have your nuclear weapons, but please not on my watch'

This should sound familiar. You might recall that although it was passed in 2010, Obamacare did not come into effect until 2014 (by which time it was meant to have no effect on the results of the 2012 and 2014 elections), and that some of its provisions go into effect as late as 2020.

The Obama administration is on its way to 'negotiating' a deal with Iran which would allow the Mullahcracy to develop nuclear weapons toward the end of the agreement period so long as they 'behave themselves' in earlier years. Iran won't have to wait very long to become a nuclear power.
The idea would be to reward Iran for good behavior over the last years of any agreement, by gradually lifting constraints on its uranium enrichment program imposed as part of a deal that would also would slowly ease sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Iran says it does not want nuclear arms and needs enrichment only for energy, medical and scientific purposes, but the U.S. fears Tehran could re-engineer the program to its other potential use — producing the fissile core of a nuclear weapon.
The U.S. initially sought restrictions lasting for up to 20 years; Iran had pushed for less than a decade.
Iran could be allowed to operate significantly more centrifuges than the U.S. administration first demanded, though at lower capacity than they currently run. Several officials spoke of 6,500 centrifuges as a potential point of compromise.
If the sides agree on 15 years, for instance, the strict controls could be in place for 10 years with gradual lifting over five. Possible easing of the controls could see Iran increasing the number of enriching centrifuges back toward the 10,000 or so it now has operating, and increasing the level of enrichment while keeping it well below levels approaching weapons-grade.
Note that 6,500 number. Does that sound familiar

What could go wrong?

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1 Comments:

At 10:56 PM, Blogger dew free said...

6500 is all the US needed to make 10 bombs in 1945 destruction of two Japanese cities.

 

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