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    Iran is developing nuclear bomb

    Secret services say Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile

    From The Guardian

    Document seen by Guardian details web of front companies and middlemen

    Ian Cobain and Ian Traynor
    Wednesday January 4, 2006
    The Guardian


    The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to the latest western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programmes.
    Scientists in Tehran are also shopping for parts for a ballistic missile capable of reaching Europe, with "import requests and acquisitions ... registered almost daily", the report seen by the Guardian concludes.

    The warning came as Iran raised the stakes in its dispute with the United States and the European Union yesterday by notifying the International Atomic Energy Authority that it intended to resume nuclear fuel research next week. Tehran has refused to rule out a return to attempts at uranium enrichment, the key to the development of a nuclear weapon.

    The 55-page intelligence assessment, dated July 1 2005, draws upon material gathered by British, French, German and Belgian agencies, and has been used to brief European government ministers and to warn leading industrialists of the need for vigilance when exporting equipment or expertise to so-called rogue states.

    It concludes that Syria and Pakistan have also been buying technology and chemicals needed to develop rocket programmes and to enrich uranium. It outlines the role played by Russia in the escalating Middle East arms build-up, and examines the part that dozens of Chinese front companies have played in North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

    But it is the detailed assessment of Iran's nuclear purchasing programme that will most most alarm western leaders, who have long refused to believe Tehran's insistence that it is not interested in developing nuclear weapons and is trying only to develop nuclear power for electricity. Governments in the west and elsewhere have also been dismayed by recent pronouncements from the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has said that Holocaust denial is a "scientific debate" and that Israel should be "wiped off the map".

    The leak of the intelligence report may signal a growing frustration at Iran's refusal to bow to western demands that it abandon its programme to produce fuel for a Russian-built nuclear reactor due to come on stream this year.

    The assessment declares that Iran has developed an extensive web of front companies, official bodies, academic institutes and middlemen dedicated to obtaining - in western Europe and in the former Soviet Union - the expertise, training, and equipment for nuclear programmes, missile development, and biological and chemical weapons arsenals.

    "In addition to sensitive goods, Iran continues intensively to seek the technology and know-how for military applications of all kinds," it says.

    The document lists scores of Iranian companies and institutions involved in the arms race. It also details Tehran's growing determination to perfect a ballistic missile capable of delivering warheads far beyond its borders.

    It notes that Iran harbours ambitions of developing a space programme, but is currently concentrating on upgrading and extending the range of its Shahab-3 missile, which has a range of 750 miles - capable of reaching Israel.

    Iranian scientists are said to be building wind tunnels to assist in missile design, developing navigation technology, and acquiring metering and calibration technology, motion simulators and x-ray machines designed to examine rocket parts. The next generation of the Shahab ("shooting star" in Persian) should be capable of reaching Austria and Italy.


    Objective analysis by Chico: If there was ever a need for a pre-emptive strike, this would be it.
    Sola gratia

    Sola fide

    Soli Deo gloria

    #2
    It's Chico Time!
    Copy And Paste Doom And Gloom!
    Shock Horror! Someone Somewhere Is Building.....a Bomb

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      #3
      Are these the same secret services that were convinced Saddam possessed WMD by chance? You are a complete baffoon Chico. Quite how you have landed a job anywhere amazes me.

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        #4
        Chico's right on this though... the mad Mullahs hate us and are constantly trying to get the advantage. The Iranian people might be peaceful and good but they are governed by a gaggle of mad fundamentalists whom it would be good to stop somehow.
        Chico, what time is it?

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          #5
          Hmnnn

          Originally posted by Rebecca Loos
          Chico's right on this though... the mad Mullahs hate us and are constantly trying to get the advantage. The Iranian people might be peaceful and good but they are governed by a gaggle of mad fundamentalists whom it would be good to stop somehow.
          Chico's right on this one though... the mad Messiah hates us and is constantly trying to get the advantage. The British people might be peaceful and good but they are governed by a gaggle of mad fundamentalists whom it would be good to stop somehow.
          Errm, shome mishtake shurely?
          Why not?

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            #6
            Originally posted by Rebecca Loos
            Chico's right on this though... the mad Mullahs hate us and are constantly trying to get the advantage. The Iranian people might be peaceful and good but they are governed by a gaggle of mad fundamentalists whom it would be good to stop somehow.

            Rebecca, You also must therefore be a mad fundamentalist and I claim my £5.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Chico
              Objective analysis by Chico: If there was ever a need for a pre-emptive strike, this would be it.
              I think this statement alone puts the lie to any claims this gentleman has to be a Christian. I cannot sit here and watch this fake post his lies and hatred while masquerading under the banner of a peace loving religion. I can assure you, no matter what twisting and perverting of the Lord's word these right wing so-called fundamentalists come up with, the message of Christ was never, ever "pre-emptively kill your supposed enemy just in case"

              The only way to break the cycle is with love. Show your enemies that your way is better than theirs. Be prepared to die for that belief. This is the true message of the Gospels.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Xerxes
                . I cannot sit here and watch this fake post his lies and hatred while masquerading under the banner of a peace loving religion.
                He must be a fake. He didn't even know that Paul never met Jesus in his lifetime. I'm an 'unbeliever' and even I know that! When I pointed out that he only met him in a vision 37 years after he died and the bible confirms this, he resorted to saying that you dont have meet someone in the flesh to 'meet' him.

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                  #9
                  Have I missed something here? Sounds like a good debate!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ALM
                    He must be a fake. He didn't even know that Paul never met Jesus in his lifetime. I'm an 'unbeliever' and even I know that! When I pointed out that he only met him in a vision 37 years after he died and the bible confirms this, he resorted to saying that you dont have meet someone in the flesh to 'meet' him.
                    I think most mainstream Christians, myself included, accept that Paul never actually met Jesus "in the flesh" as it were. I understand on the fringes that it is often a subject of hot debate as Christianity bashers like to say that because of that the modern church is based on the teachings of Paul rather than those of Christ. I think the best approach is not to get too uptight about that sort of thing. It is the message and the actions that we draw from that that are the important things after all.

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