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Iran moves ahead with Uranium processing……but has it's problems…..

The Dog has repeated this over and over…


[President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran ordered the nation’s atomic energy agency on Sunday to begin producing a special form of uranium.]

No amount of talking and wishing is going to stop that fact…..To the United States and the West’s credit….The plan is now to to deal with that reality…..

This from the piece…..on Iran’s intentions…..

Mr. Ahmadinejad’s order on Sunday may represent nuclear gamesmanship; it is unclear if the country has the capacity to enrich its fuel to roughly 20 percent, from about 5 percent, as Mr. Ahmadinejad was ordering. Doing so would require retooling the configuration of the nation’s centrifuges at a moment when Iran appears to have run into considerable technical difficulties at its nuclear plants.

It is unclear if those troubles have been caused either by its own technical failings, or sabotage by Western intelligence agencies, or both. American intelligence officials have told Congress and close allies, in closed briefings, that covert efforts to interfere with Iran’s production capability are extremely active.

This also from the piece…..

The Iranian announcement Sunday appeared part of Tehran’s dual approach to confront western capitals seeking to isolate and penalize it for backing away from the exchange deal negotiated in Geneva in October. Iran has been saber rattling, testing missiles, holding war games, and on Saturday announced mass production of two missiles, one that can destroy “low-altitude aerial targets that fly at low speed and the other “equipped with two warheads and can destroy armored vehicles,” according to state owned Press TV.

The plans to increase enrichment to 20 percent fit with that leg of the strategy.

The second leg of Iran’s strategy calls for presenting itself as ready and able to negotiate

This is how the cat and mouse game is proceeding right now……

Mr. Ahmadinejad is betting that the threat itself may force the United States, Europe and Russia to provide fuel on his terms; American officials have said the move would only speed the effort to impose sanctions. It may also affect Israel’s calculation about how far it is willing to allow Iran to get to a weapons capability before launching an attack on Iran’s nuclear or missile facilities.

The leadership of that country is trying to keep ahead of the ball…but is in more trouble on other fronts as the West trys to work against the country on different fronts……

Iran remains extremely tense, as it wrestles with a severe economic crisis, and the prospect of huge new protests on February 11, when the nation marks the anniversary of the revolution.

February 7, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Religion, The Economy, Travel, Updates | , , ,


  1. I hurt for coming thursday.. i know some people with families in tehran – and they fear bad things this time. the opposition is more organized, and resistance has grown stronger. and this won’t go away.

    Comment by talkandpolitics | February 7, 2010 | Reply

    • I have a lady at work who also has family there…she hates the government there…and longs for a more reasonable leadership in the country….And rapprochement with the West and America…..

      You are right….. it will be hard and I fear bloody……

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 7, 2010 | Reply

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