Thursday, October 24, 2013

USA Today has published a frightening story this evening that suggests Iranian centrifuges are so numerous and so technologically able that it would take no more than a month for the country to go nuclear once it decides to do so.

Countdown to the Iranian Bomb? - John Podhoretz/Commentary Magazine

Remember that the president has said on numerous occasions that Iran cannot be allowed to get the bomb.

You might say it’s a real red line for him.

Cantor calls Iran report 'extremely alarming,' military force should be considered - The Hill

"The report that Iran may be a month away from possessing enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb is extremely alarming,” he said in a release. “Whether a month or a year, Iran's determined march toward possessing nuclear weapons is a direct and grave threat to the United States and our allies.”
Cantor warned a strike on Iran should be considered.

...In response to the report, Israel has issued a warning.
"We have made it crystal clear — in all possible forums, that Israel will not stand by and watch Iran develop weaponry that will put us, the entire Middle East and eventually the world, under an Iranian umbrella of terror," Danny Danon, Israel's deputy defense minister, told USA TODAY.
Meanwhile, Obama administration officials have said Iran is probably a year away from having enough uranium to make a bomb.

A meeting is scheduled for world leaders in Geneva next month to discuss the path forward on Iran’s nuclear program.