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A couple of thoughts about Nuclear Weaponry, Iran, and Uranium Enrichment. Why a 'Bad Deal' wasn't necessarily one.

 
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A couple of thoughts about Nuclear Weaponry, Iran, and Uranium Enrichment. Why a 'Bad Deal' wasn't necessarily one.
So basically, Uranium is a naturally occurring element found on this planet, with fissionable properties (The capacity to explode with nearly the identical mass to energy ratio that Einstein's E=MC^2 equation predicts) However, the Uranium found naturally is called Uranium 238, which does not do this, and contains very small amounts of this isotope.

In order to make an Atomic Weapon, Uranium-238 has to be converted over to one of its 'Isotopes' known as Uranium-235 and enriched to critical mass through an elaborate process.

After or before the Uranium-235 has been enriched to critical mass, IT MUST be perfectly machined into a sphere. At this point, one is very close to being able to achieve a standard Atomic Blast.

The next step is very dangerous, and requires either perfectly wrapping shape charges (Something like C4) or some other special grade shape charge perfectly around the sphere to create an implosion of the fissile material. The other INSANE method is to create two independent fissile spheres, and project them at each other at very high speeds. (This was known as "The Gun Method" during the MH Project).

In only a matter of 10 days time, we're not going to be dealing with just an issue of Iran producing more 'Low grade Enriched Uranium than they're supposed to, but we're going to be dealing with a situation of them creating very highly enriched uranium which will allow them to create a full fledged nuclear bomb.

In order to make a Hydrogen Bomb, all that they have to do is essentially wrap another sphere of Lithium Metal around the critical mass Sphere of Uranium, and now you have a weapon from Hell. The North Koreans have already claimed to have mastered this, and their rocket physics are very good too.
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There's been a lot of talk about 'Plutonium' which is a transunranic element that can be created through special methods when working with Uranium, and IS NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE A BOMB.

Plutonium was utilized just to see if it would work, but keep in mind that Both Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were test units, and one contained critical mass U-235 and the other 'Plutonium'.

Not to scare you, but in a matter of a month or two, Iran can have multiple nuclear weapons (Considering that they already don't), and within 4-5 months, they can have Hydrogen Bombs which they'll then be able to mass produce.

The worked involved with utilizing the Lithium Metal to make a Hydrogen Bomb is very complicated though, and without help from their Russian or North Korean friends, I'm not sure that they can accomplish this quite yet, as even the best of the best scientists in this country struggled with this task after the WW2 time period.

Some extremely complicated calculation that they had to do, kept coming up incorrectly, even though they were doing the math right, and even the newly invented computer came up with the same error, which meant they had to really put their heads together to figure out what the problem was. All those details are classified and always will be, including the equations that didn't kept turning up an error.
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Under the Nuclear Deal, it wasn't unilateral to the United States and Iran, it involved many countries, including many countries in Europe, who had teams of people from specialized Atomic Laboratories and the IAEA who would come in and specifically analyze Iran's enrichment facilities, their output, and the way the material was being enriched.

This wasn't just about making sure production wasn't too high, it was about making sure they weren't making critical mass U-235, which their plants easily have the capability to do. (If you can enrich Uranium at all, then you can either do it on a low grade scale or a very high grade scale). This is what has scared our leaders to much, and the Israelis.

Now, when the deal falls through, none of those teams will be allowed into the country anymore, and these people can do whatever they want.

Factor that in, with the shit they've had to put up with in the Syrian proxy war, and you get the picture of where this is going.

They will create Atomic Bombs if they don't have them already, and then they'll figure out how to create Hydrogen Bombs and start stockpiling them, which will change the Landscape of the region drastically.

The Saudis said that if Iran does this, thye themselves will immediately seek out Nuclear Weapons from anyone willing to sell them (They have no capability to make them) and from there, who the hell knows what will happen.
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Re: A couple of thoughts about Nuclear Weaponry, Iran, and Uranium Enrichment. Why a 'Bad Deal' wasn't necessarily one.
No views, no responses, apparently nobody cares here, but there you have it.

Now you understand the specifics of the situation. THEIR FACILITIES CAN ALREADY OUTPUT THE CRITICAL MASS MATERIAL NECESSARY TO MAKE NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
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Re: A couple of thoughts about Nuclear Weaponry, Iran, and Uranium Enrichment. Why a 'Bad Deal' wasn't necessarily one.
You're right OP, all that assuming the Iranians didn't just buy black market nukes from the Russians when Russia collapsed with Russia fabricating records of their nuclear stockpile...

The deal was a good one and Trump's warhawk neocons are working off the assumption that Iran doesn't already know how to, or have the capacity to make or deploy nukes. This is despite Russia making billions selling Iranian oil to China in whatever currency they're using. Iran is like Russia's golden goose.

The difference between Iran and Iraq is Iraq was a proxy state of America whereas Iran is a proxy state of Russia.

The Middle East is a clusterfuck.

America can make more money seeling cheap Iranian oil to China and India using Russian proxy brokers, than the need for Iranian nation building.

Once Iran runs out of oil, they will have no value to anyone. Also a Iranian Central Bank supplying USD debt to build infrastructure and social spending will be worthless.

What's the plan?

Go to war and rebuild the nation to better indebt the people to let you sell their resources. Then eventually watch them repudiate their debt and destroy their markets thus being desperate to accept The Beast System of Jesus to fund an inept ruler class over an impoverished ignorant people?

Some plan... Why not just get the Russian brokers to sell Iranian oil in USD by offering incentives and have the Russians invest in the American market like everyone does?

Why break a window to fix it? When you can just pay a Russian to open the window for you to steal the oil?

Always remember K.I.S.S...
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Re: A couple of thoughts about Nuclear Weaponry, Iran, and Uranium Enrichment. Why a 'Bad Deal' wasn't necessarily one.
The best outcome of this terrible situation is that Iran bites the hand that feeds them and Russia takes them out themselves.





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