As Iran inches ever closer to the bomb…
Not the best news for a Sunday…
Tehran media trumpeted the news Sunday, Jan. 8 that Iran’s deep underground uranium enrichment site at Fordo near Qom goes stream soon, thereby crossing another line in its faceoff with the West on its weapons program. The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Fereydoun Abbasi Davani told the Kayhan daily: … 20 percent, 3.5 percent and four percent enriched uranium can be produced at this site.” debkafile’s military sources report that 60 percent is equally feasible, just one step before weapons grade.
And once it’s online, we can’t attack it. Something had better be done pronto before it’s too late.
We waited too long with North Korea and now look where we are.
Meanwhile, South Korea is wise to reconsider its dependence on Iran’s oil.
Ex-military bloke JM Heinrichs in comments says there would, actually, be a few ways to render even a deep underground facility ineffective.
The situation is ramping up.
Iran launched a military maneuver near its border with Afghanistan on Saturday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, days after naval exercises in the Gulf increased tensions with the West and pushed up oil prices.
Tension in the oil shipping lanes of the Gulf looks set to intensify amid indications that Iran, Israel and the US will hold military exercises designed to test weaponry and tactics.