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Israel TV: Iran will have enough uranium for a bomb in 2 months
Times of Israel ^ | Sept 27, 2013 | By Times of Israel staff

Posted on 09/27/2013 4:51:17 PM PDT by Innovative

Earlier Friday, Israeli newspaper quoted government security source saying Islamic Republic already has at least one nuke.

Hours after an Israeli newspaper quoted a government security source saying that Iran already has at least one nuclear bomb, Israel’s leading Arab affairs analyst offered only a slightly less dramatic assessment, saying the regime in Tehran was no more than “one to two months away” from having sufficient 92% enriched uranium to build its first bomb.

Ehud Yaari, the veteran analyst of Israel’s top-rated Channel 2 TV News, added that Iran also had more sophisticated centrifuges becoming available soon that could cut that time down to just “two or three weeks.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; nuclear; obama
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1 posted on 09/27/2013 4:51:17 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Do what you’ve got to do, Israel.


2 posted on 09/27/2013 4:54:01 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Innovative

So, Israel will be hitting Iran within the next two months ... finally. Wonder it they will as Obama’s permission.


3 posted on 09/27/2013 4:57:32 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Innovative

Well, that explains this latest outreach and the phone call from the muslim-in-chief. This charade will easily buy them a couple of months, unfettered.

You’re on your own, Israel. Have at it.


4 posted on 09/27/2013 4:57:35 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Innovative

“Israel TV: Iran will have enough uranium for a bomb in 2 months”

No sweat, Zero is right on top of it, hell he just had a phone call with Iran’s new president and I’m sure he will give them no more than a year or two to stop their bad behavior.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 4:59:15 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Innovative

This is what Obama and the Iranians have wanted all along.

Israel, you need to do what you need to do. I hope someone has your back, because the Obama administration sure as hell doesn’t.


6 posted on 09/27/2013 4:59:31 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Irenic

“Do what you’ve got to do, Israel.”

I have no problem with that.....But Israel needs to expend their own treasury and defense forces, and leave the bankrupt USA out of it.


7 posted on 09/27/2013 5:00:37 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: Innovative

I don’t know what Israel calls it’s ultimate Armageddon plan but I wouldn’t blame them a bit if it involved lobbing a nuke at DC as a parting gift.


8 posted on 09/27/2013 5:01:41 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: Innovative

Israel will have to live with the terrifying peace of mutually assured destruction. Obama never intended to attack Iran. Now that Iran has been granted by Assad forward Syrian locations for its mobile short range ballistic missiles, Israel cannot now attack Iran without suffering a devastating counterattack. The mullah charm offensive and diplomatic façade continues while the centrifuges keep spinning. Iran will have its nuclear weapons within a year.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 5:02:33 PM PDT by allendale
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To: NonValueAdded

its


10 posted on 09/27/2013 5:02:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: Innovative

It is already too late. Obama and Jon Cary will dither and pontificate about how grand they are.

IT IS TOO LATE!


11 posted on 09/27/2013 5:02:58 PM PDT by dforest
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To: NonValueAdded

Iran could have a bomb within two months...
this is why Obama says he could have a deal
in only four months.


12 posted on 09/27/2013 5:03:33 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: doc1019

Know Obama he will be asking Congress to bomb Israel if they do.


13 posted on 09/27/2013 5:04:24 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

And knowing congress, they will give permission.


14 posted on 09/27/2013 5:06:05 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: JudyinCanada

Don’t forget Obama tweeted with the Iranian president before the call. Tweeted...


15 posted on 09/27/2013 5:07:01 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Innovative

16 posted on 09/27/2013 5:10:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Irenic

What a sham.

I still refuse to believe that this abomination was legitimately elected the second time.

The Tweeting President. God help the free world.


17 posted on 09/27/2013 5:13:25 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

Think it will be him or Mechelle that twerks first?


18 posted on 09/27/2013 5:15:05 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Innovative
Earlier Friday, Israeli newspaper quoted government security source saying Islamic Republic already has at least one nuke.

Purchased or homegrown? Most likely, they obtained one through their cooperation with NK. Given their previous ties to the AQ Khan network, Pakistan cannot be ruled out.

Operation Merlin gave them the warhead blueprints. All they need now is the raw material to manufacture their own.

19 posted on 09/27/2013 5:15:18 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Irenic

Oh, how I wish I hadn’t read that!


20 posted on 09/27/2013 5:17:03 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: edpc

That’s the thing, the Iranians can’t use a purchased
bomb as an example of their own because the signature
would be of whoever made it.

Once they have their own, then that first one is
just another in their arsenal.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 5:19:10 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Innovative

Too late. They already have the bomb. Thinking otherwise is delusional.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 5:20:57 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Innovative.

Israel will flip the entire script, that will lead to a political and paramilitary firestorm which will consume their Syrian and Iranian enemies. We won’t know what was done until later, perhaps much later (if its covert). Meanwhile, coverage will continue of fish and birds who are arrested as Israeli spies by the superstitious simpletons running the neighboring Muztopias.


23 posted on 09/27/2013 5:42:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: BenLurkin

Negotiations with Iran will be completed after Benghazi, IRS and DOJ spying on Fox News investigations are completed.

24 posted on 09/27/2013 6:06:30 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Innovative

Obama and those who tell him what to do know want Iran to have the bomb. For some reason they ALL want muslims to rule the world. Israel cannot sit by and allow Iran to get nukes. They’ll have to act within a month or so. They may show Iran what a nuke looks like.


25 posted on 09/27/2013 6:16:01 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: doc1019
"So, Israel will be hitting Iran within the next two months ... finally. Wonder it they will as Obama’s permission."

Don't think so. Israel won't attack while the US and Iran are engaged in high level negotiations. Obama has checkmated Israel and given Iran the time it needs to finish the bomb IMO.

26 posted on 09/27/2013 6:34:28 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Agree, unless Israel feels they are in immediate danger then all bets are off.


28 posted on 09/27/2013 6:41:59 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 3Fingas
Too late. They already have the bomb. Thinking otherwise is delusional.

I agree. Some action, Osirak-like, could have been done several years ago. Now it's way too late. There is no way to know where enriched Uranium is stored; and you can bet that it's not in any one place - just out of concerns of general safety. The frame of the device is already done and had been dry-tested many times. Measurements that were hard in 1945 are trivial today, and you only need a couple of high accuracy instruments to do that; those instruments can be simply stolen from Western companies who bought them legally.

Nobody outside of a very small group of Mullahs knows for sure how much material had been produced - and how much can be borrowed from NK or Pakistan. Sure it'd be illegal to share the Uranium, but something tells me that King Kim the 3rd is not particularly concerned about that. But without that knowledge an external observer cannot say with certainty what Iran has or doesn't have.

On top of that, the same reasons that prevented an attack years ago are still there. The nuclear plants of Iran are deep underground and cannot be disrupted by anything short of a nuke... and clearly nobody is willing to propose that. Nobody even has the complete list of nuclear sites; hard to do that when any abandoned mine can become an assembly workshop overnight. Israel resorted to annoying, pinprick attacks - sabotage with a virus; hits on scientists; maybe an explosion or two... but none of that had a chance to stop a much larger process; it was merely a delaying tactic which may have bought a few months - or not.

I think Israel is transitioning into the MAD mode, where Iran's nukes are a part of the regional war machine. Most likely Mullahs of Iran will never dare to use those nukes. After all, they are sitting pretty right now. They may say fiery words to the public from time to time, but they have no intention to ever risk their own comfort. The nukes are only to make sure the USA never confuses Iran with Iraq or Afghanistan. I cannot envision any other use of them.

29 posted on 09/27/2013 7:06:20 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Innovative

Give Iran all the uranium t wants.....MEGATONS OF IT


30 posted on 09/27/2013 7:07:09 PM PDT by TomasUSMC
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To: Irenic

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a nuclear war, AND a shut down the same week.

That would be great.


31 posted on 09/27/2013 7:13:42 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: Vermont Lt

No, I wasn’t being flippant when I said Israel should do what she needs to do.

Israel is a sovereign nation and Israel can’t wait on the USA to do what is best for Israel.

I do not pretend to know what is best for Israel but I am certain they know. It is their decision in the end.

The shut down? No, I don’t think that is best but I also don’t think this nation should be held hostage to a president or Senate majority leader.

The President and Reid refuse to work towards what is best for this nation. If the choice is a shutdown or fully funding Obamacare without delay, then yes, shut it down.

We do not live in happy times, we have a terrible, lazy, incompetent, weak leader. What will be will be. Hope for the best and plan for the worst. And always pray for peace.


32 posted on 09/27/2013 7:29:17 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Greysard

MAD may not work with Iran as many in that country believe in the Mahdi and want to usher in his return by going apocalyptic....

But, our policies and penchant for foreign interventions has definitely taught potential enemies that the only way to avert complete destruction by the U.S. is to get the bomb. If we were going take action against Iran we should have done so right after Baghdad fell. Instead, we allowed ourselves to get bogged down in nation-building. If we are going to act like an Empire we had better improve at it.


33 posted on 09/27/2013 8:29:54 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Greysard

Nice thoughts, and don’t forget the Saudis. Some analysts think that the Saudis will buy bombs from Pakistan once Iran has their bombs.

The nuclearization of the middle east is well underway, and its house of cards now has a few more stories added to it.


34 posted on 09/27/2013 8:58:52 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Innovative

Israel will have to attack soon, before a UN deal is struck which requires staged talks, inspections, and reports of Iran’s nuclear capacities, or they’ll be labeled as “international outlaws” for acting in contradiction of any such program......


35 posted on 09/27/2013 9:14:58 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Innovative

Don’t worry: Iran is at least ten years away from having a bomb.

-liberal talking points 1996


36 posted on 09/27/2013 9:59:17 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Irenic

“Speedily and in our day! “ Godspeed!


37 posted on 09/27/2013 11:39:20 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: 3Fingas
MAD may not work with Iran as many in that country believe in the Mahdi and want to usher in his return by going apocalyptic....

I hope that Iran's Mullahs are not fanatics but typical dictators. Those dictators love comfort, feeling of power, and exquisite wine in a country where alcohol can get a common man hanged. All that fiery talk about Mahdi is just to keep the population brainwashed. If the real Mahdi suddenly shows up, those Mullahs will have him killed. The best Mahdi is the one who is always in the future. I hope the same reasoning applies to Iranian words about Israel. They are quick to say words, but how many of those fat Mullahs will personally grab a rifle and go onto the battlefield? They know perfectly well that if they declare war at noon, they should expect a cruise missile in their window about ten minutes later.

You can deal with dictators because they fear you, and they have many things to lose. You cannot deal with fanatics because they fear nothing and have nothing to lose; you can only destroy those, down to the last one.

38 posted on 09/28/2013 2:03:08 AM PDT by Greysard
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To: Irenic

The MSM - carrying water for Obama - is giving credibility to Iran’s Rouhani... where there should be none. The man is an established manipulator and liar. He’s buying time to complete the bomb. Period.


40 posted on 09/28/2013 6:52:45 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: Greysard

For the CURRENT regime, I’m absolutely with you. The Mullahs in charge right now may greenlight a schoolbus being blown up now and again, but a full-on assault would see their entire empire blown to radioactive kibble if things got desperate enough for Israel...and they darn well know it. And nukes are about the only deterrent that will keep the USA from trying another Iraqian “liberation”.

The real worry IMHO is that a more-fiery, less-intelligent faction will bowl them over, hand everyone with a John Thomas and a hate for Jews an Ak-47 and point them toward Israel, and let fly with the “instant sunrises”.


41 posted on 09/28/2013 10:55:26 AM PDT by Me1onCollie
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To: allendale

Obama never intended to attack Iran.

You want US to go to war against Iran? How many US troops do you want deployed to invade? For how long? How much do you believe we should spend? To pay for it, do you favor getting the money from China (borrowing)? or raising taxes at home? or cutting Medicare and Social Security? (and if the latter, will you accept a lower - or no - Social Security check, as your contribution to a war against Iran)? Just wondering.


42 posted on 09/28/2013 3:03:49 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: GOPJ

He’s buying time to complete the bomb. Period.

What is your proposal for the US viz. Iran? Do you want us to go to war? I’m not saying we shouldn’t, but we really ought to be aware of the costs. Do we invade and occupy? For how long? How much will the price tag be? Where will the money come from?

Anybody who doesn’t think these are legitimate questions is like a Democrat who wants bigger domestic programs but has no interest in talking about the price tag.


43 posted on 09/28/2013 3:07:12 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII
There are countries and peoples in the world that will someday join the best of mankind. Iran's potentially in that group. They'll make it - if they can survive long enough to get to the other side...

But in this time Iran's like the old USSR - a threat to all... more technology than brains. Imperialistic - holding delusions of past greatness - delusions that permeate their political culture and twist their thinking. Iran has potential - they're not Afghanistan. They're not Saudi Arabia. How do we deal with them? The same way we dealt with the USSR. We don't go to war with them - and we don't back down...

The United States explains an attack on us - or an attack on Israel - means an exchange of nuclear weapons. If they destroy 98% of Israel - we will destroy 98% of Iran. We won't go to the UN... we won't wait for China to weigh in - or Russia. We launch.

The US doesn't scramble around as if it hadn't occurred to us Iran might attack Israel - we respond. Forty-five minutes later it's over. Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). Like in the old USSR days. When Iran gets their nuke they've join a club that plays hardball... They need to know that - upfront. Avoiding war with Iran by outsmarting them - thereby giving them time to join the world community is the answer. If that fails, and a conventional war happens, it'll be a long and horrible war... for all involved.

In the meantime Iran has to be watched they're not to be trusted....

What's your take WilliamIII?

44 posted on 09/28/2013 5:43:03 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: GOPJ

What’s your take WilliamIII?

I’m pretty much in agreement with you, if I understand you correctly. i.e. - we treat Iran the way we treated the Soviets. Containment and MAD. It worked to keep the peace and bring down their system.


45 posted on 09/28/2013 6:15:04 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII
Yeah... that's it. Also a nice dose of propaganda - like the old radio free Europe or whatever it was called.

Communists blamed the West and everyone else for their problems - we countered with information about how and why communism wasn't working. Iran blames Israel for their problems - they don't ‘notice’ their backward political systems (thuggy corrupt) or the negative effects radical Islam has on their ability to join the modern world.

Iranians get one side of an argument - time to give them the other side. So you're right William - basically copy the cold war on a small scale. Then the US needs to stop getting between Israel and the Palestinians. If Cubans were lobbing rockets into Miami I wouldn't want France telling us what to do about it...

46 posted on 09/28/2013 8:35:10 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: NonValueAdded

That would be Israel’s way of saying, “Can You Hear Me Now?”.


47 posted on 09/29/2013 12:21:18 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Mastador1

Israel should NOT consult with Hussein AT ALL! Israel must do what is necessary to protect herself.


48 posted on 09/29/2013 5:30:57 AM PDT by opres
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To: opres
Israel should NOT consult with Hussein AT ALL! Israel must do what is necessary to protect herself.

You're right opres... Israel can't count on Obama...

49 posted on 09/29/2013 6:44:37 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: opres

Well yeah, that pretty much goes without saying doesn’t it? Especially since our current resident is more of an ally to terrorists.


50 posted on 09/29/2013 8:04:36 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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