Well now according to this news, Iran, once again in defiance of the international community, has announced the expansion of their uranium enrichment effort and their industrial nuclear fuel work.
NATANZ, Iran -- Iran announced a dramatic expansion of uranium enrichment Monday, saying it has begun operating 3,000 centrifuges _ nearly 10 times the previously known number _ in defiance of U.N. demands it halt its nuclear program or face increased sanctions.
U.S. experts say 3,000 centrifuges are in theory enough to produce a nuclear weapon, perhaps within a year. But they doubted Iran really had so many up and running, a difficult technical feat given the country's spotty success with a much smaller number.
Instead, the announcement may aim to increase support at home amid growing criticism of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and to boost Iran's hand with the West by presenting its program as established, said Michael Levi, a nonproliferation expert at the Washington-based Council on Foreign Relations.
"From a political perspective, it's more important to have (3,000 centrifuges) in place than to have them run properly," Levi told The Associated Press. "We have an unfortunate habit to take Iran at its word when they make scary announcements."
As well we should if history has taught us a damn thing....when a madman announces his desires and intentions, look no farther than the Jewish people to tell you THEY FREAKING MEAN IT.
"In the course of my life I have very often been a prophet, and have usually been ridiculed for it. During the time of my struggle for power, it was in the first instance only the Jewish race that received my prophecies with laughter when I said that I would one day take over the leadership of the state and with it that of the whole nation and that I would then among other things settle the Jewish problem...but I think that for some time now they have been laughing on the other side of their face. Today I will once more be a prophet: if the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshevising of the earth and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!".
Adolf Hitler - 30th January 1939
Compare that with this:
Ahmadinejad October 26, 2005: "Israel must be wiped off the map … The establishment of a Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world . . . The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of the war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land." (In an address to 4,000 students at a program titled, 'The World Without Zionism')
Ahmadinejad-November 13, 2006: "Israel is destined for destruction and will soon disappear" Israel is "a contradiction to nature, we foresee its rapid disappearance and destruction."
I did a post called Never Forget on December 16, 2006....read it.
For those too young to remember, learn it, understand it and for those that were old enough to live through those days...REMEMBER it.
The world allowed one madman to create conditions for World War II, are we going to wait around, watch and do nothing while another lunatic creates conditions for World War III?
The international community must act as one and if China and Russia continue to act as weak links in the UN then countries will have act independently from the UN.
Talk is wonderful, diplomacy is great, but at some point people need to realize they are going to "talk" us right into World War III.
Diplomats previously said Iran had set up a third of the 3,000 machines but had not introduced feedstock. An Iranian official told ISNA news agency U.N inspectors who routinely visit would confirm centrifuge numbers in 20 days' time.
Analysts say Iran has used such announcements of atomic progress in the past to strengthen its bargaining position with the West, but that such statements have often glossed over technical glitches they say have plagued Iran's nuclear work.
Iran aims to build 54,000 centrifuges, which spin at high speeds to produce fuel for power plants or, if it is enriched further, bombs. With 3,000, Iran could make enough material for a bomb in one year if it wanted to, Western experts say.
Does anyone doubt that a man that has proclaimed that he WANTS armageddon will attack Israel first, then proceed to follow along with his famous "Death to America" promises?
If you doubt it, you live in a world of denial and fantasy.
If you do not doubt it, then pray that someone, anyone has the brains and the courage to stop this man.
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Iran: "Enriching Uranium With 3,000 Centrifuges" from The Sandbox...