From The Blotter:
Iran has more than tripled its ability to produce enriched uranium in the last three months, adding some 1,000 centrifuges which are used to separate radioactive particles from the raw material.
The development means Iran could have enough material for a nuclear bomb by 2009, sources familiar with the dramatic upgrade tell ABC News.
The sources say the unexpected expansion is taking place at Iran's nuclear enrichment plant outside the city of Natanz, in a hardened facility 70 feet underground.
"If they continue at this pace, and they get the centrifuges to work and actually enrich uranium on a distinct basis," said David Albright of the Institute for Science and International Security, "then you're looking at them having, potentially having enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon in 2009."
Previous predictions by U.S. intelligence had cited 2015 as the earliest date Iran could develop a weapon.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has publicly predicted his country would have 3,000 centrifuges installed by this May, but few in the West gave his claim much credence, until now.[snip]
The new centrifuges are in open defiance of the U.N. Security Council which last week imposed a new set of sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt enrichment.We had better start taking Iran serious before it is too late. They keep telling us in advance what they will do and we dismiss it. Even though they have proven time and time again they actually do it!
Iran has said:
- Israel will be wiped off the map. It will cease to exist.
- The ayatollah has said it is ok to use nuclear weapons against Israel, because they could not survive the attack, but the muslim world can survive retaliation.
- They will share nuclear technology with other Islamic countries
- Abbadabbadoodoo wants to bring the 9th imam out of the well by bringing on the end times
Well, I believe if they get the "Islamic Bomb" they will use it on Israel. I believe they will give the technology to other Islamic countries. I believe they will give nukes to terrorists. Remember they are in direct control of Hezbollah, the biggest most organized terror group in the world.