REPORT: New intelligence shows Iran been trying to calculate the destructive power of a nuclear warhead

This is another logical step in the creation of a nuclear weapon, not nuclear energy:

CBN NEWS – New intelligence reveals Iran is working on a nuclear bomb, according to diplomats who shared their insight with The Associated Press.

The intelligence shows the country has been trying to calculate the destructive power of a nuclear warhead, another step toward building such a weapon.

The six anonymous diplomats said information from America, Israel, and at least two other countries suggests Iran’s research was done in the last three years.

David Albright, who leads the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, responded to the latest revelation. The group often advises Congress and other U.S. government branches on issues related to Iran.

“You want to have a theoretical understanding of the working of a nuclear weapon that is then related to the experiments you do on the various components,” Albright said. “The two go hand-in-hand.”

Iranian leaders call the allegations false. But the International Atomic Energy Agency said it can’t disprove the claims unless Iran cooperates with its investigation.

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  • MiketheMarine

    Dear Lord,

    Let our impotent leaders deal with this before Israel is forced to cope with a mushroom cloud. Please……..


    • 12grace

      G-d will protect, Israel. I don’t know if America will be as lucky.

      May G-d bless and protect America and Israel.

  • Kordane

    They could have just used “nukemap” –

    Even a mere B-61 nuke, which is a relatively small 340kt in size, would be enough to decimate Tel-Aviv and irradiate/burn the rest of Israel.

    They probably want to do enough damage to wipe out Israel, but not irradiate surrounding Muslim lands.

    Either way, it would be a massacre and basically the end of Israel.

    Iran must be stopped. End of.

    • Sober_Thinking

      I believe that even though this current regime in America is unlikely to proactively take steps to help Israel, I have faith that the Lord will intervene.

    • Watchman74

      “They probably want to do enough damage to wipe out Israel, but not irradiate surrounding Muslim lands.”

      I wouldn’t be so sure, Sunni’s and Shiites are used to killing each other.

      • Kordane

        Thinking more about it, I doubt they’d want to obliterate Jerusalem; they’d want to be able to conquer and hold it by conventional means. You’re right about wanting Sunnis to die, but I think they hold the concept of “Muslim land” too reverently to want to see it irradiated and become unliveable on. They’ll aim to take out Tel-Aviv for definite though. Any bomb dropped will be the end of that city.

  • Sober_Thinking

    How funny that the Government of Iran is more transparent than our own. There can be no doubt about what they are up to… evil, ignorant heathens.

    Actually, I guess the same thing can be said about this current regime in America too.

    • white531

      That was pretty much my thought too, Sober. Iran keeps lying to the world about building a nuclear bomb, when everyone knows that is exactly what they are doing.

      They have no compunction in doing so, because they see that lying works so well in our own government.

      • Sober_Thinking

        So true.

        Sad, huh?

  • When Iran bombs Israel, the only question is what will the excuse will be for Obama doing nothing. “Israel is already destroyed, an attack on Iran will cause only more death.” “An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind, and be your brothers keeper.” The media will agree and the Jews will be wiped out once again.

    • white531

      No, the Jews will not be destroyed again, because there will be no first strike by Iran. Israel will strike first. Iran will be destroyed. Question is, what will their Arab neighbors do? Who is next to go up against lsrael? Egypt? I don’t think so. They tried that once before, and my memory is a long road of a lot of burned out tanks.

      Who then? Syria? Lybia? Iran gets taken out, I don’t see any immediate threat from any other country in the region. Please help me with this if you have better information.

      These people are posturing and trying to show their bravado, in the face of our weak President, who is obviously a Muslim. Replace this lunatic, and everything changes.

      Know what I want to see? I want to see an American airbase in Tel Aviv. Strike Fighters, Bombers, Stealth, the whole thing. I also want to do what Canada is starting to do. Deny entry to Muslims. Expel the ones who are already in country. Purge the population of our enemies. Reduce the threat. Save what is left of our country.

      Think I’m crazy? Wait ten years. See what’s left of America.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    That clearly is dreadful news for much of the world because there’s no telling what the leaders of Iran will do once they have everything they need in place to attack Israel and other nations in the area. They won’t hesitate like obama….they’ll attack with the intention of destroying Israel even if it means Iran will be counterattacked by Israel….and perhaps the United States (but Israel can’t count on that as long as obama is president).

    • WordsFailMe

      Why isn’t it that President Dipstick doesn’t understand this? Is he stupid or just another fifth columnist muslim?

      Pilot- Don’t know if you had a piece of this one but here’s and interesting hisitorical insight.

      • Army_Pilot1967

        WordsFailMe, I don’t think the president is stupid, so………..

        I used to listen to Dennis Prager when I was on the long drive home from work as an Army contractor. I’ll check it out. Thanks.

  • Watchman74

    But but Iran is very rational and has no desire to build a nuclear weapons! *Drinks Kool-Aid*

  • white531

    While there is much speculation by other countries on how far along the Iranians are in their nuclear capability, there probably isn’t much in Israel. Since they are the obvious target of a successful Iranian nuclear missile, you can be sure they have the best intel on the subject.

    When it has reached a point where they feel they can no longer tolerate it, they will act. With or without the United States, in my opinion.

    • And with just cause. Can you imagine if Iran was Canada and were working on a nuke to destroy America. We’d be doing more than asking for UN sanctions and strongly worded letters of condemnation from the UN. Israel is concerned about it’s very existence and it’s right to defend itself and it’s people.

      At least when Romney is elected, Israel will have a true friend and strong ally again! He should also ask Britain to return that bust of Winston Churchill that was sent to us as a gift as a show of solidarity and friendship after 9/11 so that it can be replaced in the WH as a mark of respect we have for our true friends in this world.

      • white531

        Wolf, sometimes the time lapse between comments here on Scoop may appear disruptive, but I have learned to adjust to them. I was gone all day.

        Your comment of 9 hours ago is accurate. With our current leader and this current bunch of wimpy Congressmen we are saddled with, America seems to be going through a bad dream right now, where the bizarre is reality and the reality is bizarre.
        Israel suffers from no such delusions.

        They are glad to have our help and our friendship, but they know this current President of ours is a lunatic of the first order. Israel will protect Israel. They are not going to wait for Obama.

        I am not a military man, but if I were, I would consider one option. Knowing that Romney stands a good chance of being elected our next President, I think I would go in and at least cripple their nuclear program for the short term. Set it back a few months.

        If Romney is elected, then Israel has a friend in the White House again and things can proceed on a cautious course. On the other hand, if Obama is elected for a second term, then they can go in and finish the job. Works for me.

        One other benefit of this particular scenario was mentioned by someone else here. Can’t remember who, but you know who you are. An attack on Iran, prior to the election, would cause gasoline prices to spike, hurting Obama’s chances of re-election.

        In any event, we simply cannot have this man as our President for four more years. Because they would be the last four years of Freedom this country will ever know.

  • I’m not a lawyer, but I thought this made for some interesting reading with regard to NObama and whether his inaction in the face of a known threat could be considered treasonous because he, by his inaction is giving aid and comfort to a sworn enemy of the United States.

  • steprock

    And Obama is STILL neck in neck with Mitt Romney.

    It’s not just America’s butt that’s on the line with this election.

    • Kordane

      You’re right. This election will determine Israel’s fate.

  • MikeBri527

    I don’t think I’d be going too far out on a limb to say that the Israeli government doesn’t like Obama. I think they know that for their survival and the survival of the rest of the world, he has to be removed from office. I think Israel also knows that the typical US voter has a very short memory and is also not well informed. That being said, here’s my prediction.

    Sometime within the next month, Israel will attack Iran. Israel knows that any type of war in the middle east will send oil prices thru the roof. Probably right around election time, the price of gasoline here in the US will soar. That will be on the minds of the voters when they go into the voting booth and they won’t vote for Barack again.

    Just my opinion.

  • Obama- Israel’s greatest threat after Iran

  • Since Clinton/Carter were responsible for allowing North Korea to gain Nuclear Arms, isn’t it only fair that Obama get to nuclear arm a country too?

  • But don’t you get it, our fearless leader says there’s nothing to worry about with Iran. It’s just a small country that doesn’t pose much of a threat to us. He actually said that back in 2008 on the campaign trail and not much has changed since then. If anybody expects Obama to do anything BEFORE the election, they’re nuts. Nothing will happen until November 7 (if then, especially if Romney wins). I just hope Israel can hang on until then.

  • Iranian regime is dangerous and they are betting on Obama’s re-election very hard. They are possibly sending money to Obama peeps too. Terrible!

  • keninil

    If they tested their first bomb in northern Afghanistan, nobody would notice (almost).

  • Jay

    I’ve got an idea: Test the first one in downtown Tehran, see how it works.