The Iraq WMD was a lie used by the Bush administration using falsified CIA intelligence.
Bush was such an idiot he never planted the evidence, once he had control.
The difference is we have a Liberal President who is not trying to get re-elected and wants to reduce the size of our military. He will not start a war with Iran unless there is a real danger to the USA or it's Allies. The odds are that the Iranians will develop Nuclear Missiles, and they will target locations in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Israel, India and Turkey, they will however not actually use them because in the end they are not stupid.
Do you realize that UN inspectors evaluate American Nuclear facilities every six months? All nations who are members of the U.N. that have Nuclear power and weapons agree to have U.N. safety inspections twice a year. This is a part of being a part of a global community, if Iran wants Nuclear weapons they should show the world a legitimate reason to have them, demonstrate to the world they will not use them in an act of aggression. And agree to safety inspections. It's a matter of playing by the rules, building Nuclear weapons in secret while supporting terrorism, and having a government that constantly commits human rights violations doesn't make it easy for people to trust you. Meanwhile both Pakistan and India have Nuclear weapons, and even though the world watches them closely they don't hide them, they let other nations inspect them, and they have show the world discretion in the deployment of these weapons.
Consider a different side to the Iran having nukes thing.
Can you actually blame them for wanting nukes? This is something I saw a while back, possibly in the NYT but I'm not positive on that, basically a theory that Iran wants nukes because having nukes means that you are not so easily taken advantage of. They are opposed by a nuclear armed Israel who maintains a well armed traditional force as well. They are also opposed by the United States, an enemy you don't want to have in the world today, and an enemy which has had politicians trying to get the rest of the nation to go to war with Iran since before Bush left office. The United States also has a very well documented history of disrupting the region and trying to impose it's power on middle eastern nations, including Iran. I could totally understand them wanting to have some kind of even footing with the west and the western backed powers. The easiest way to do that would be nuclear weapons, though I don't believe anyone really wants to use them.
Uranium enrichment is the process in which uranium isotope 238 is removed from a sample leaving only uranium isotope 235. Less than 1% of natural uranium is 235. At about 3-4% 235 the uranium is "reactor grade" fit enough for commercial use. At 85 fucking percent, it is "weapons grade". There is no reason to enrich uranium past 20% unless you're building a weapon.
Not that I'm trying to downgrade the US' role in the downfall of Hitler, but I'm still sure the Russians would've reached Berlin eventually either way.
Britain was surviving, but not really on offense either.
I am pretty much of the opinion that if Hitler hadn't attacked Russia, he would have won.
Bullshit.Uranium enrichment is the process in which uranium isotope 238 is removed from a sample leaving only uranium isotope 235. Less than 1% of natural uranium is 235. At about 3-4% 235 the uranium is "reactor grade" fit enough for commercial use. At 85 fucking percent, it is "weapons grade". There is no reason to enrich uranium past 20% unless you're building a weapon.
HEU is also used in fast neutron reactors, whose cores require about 20% or more of fissile material, as well as in naval reactors, where it often contains at least 50% 235U, but typically does not exceed 90%. The Fermi-1 commercial fast reactor prototype used HEU with 26.5% 235U. Significant quantities of HEU are used in the production of medical isotopes, for example molybdenum-99 for technetium-99m generators.
Above 20% is still medical and even more important: Research.
Originally Posted by nailbomb
Anyway, the Navy says that they are not currently missing any drones. Looks like Iran is making shit up again...