In the absence of any evidence, the ABC America has swallowed the latest round of baseless propaganda about Iran’s nuclear enrichment program:
Iran has more than tripled its ability to produce enriched uranium in the last three months, adding some 1,000 centrifuges which are used to separate radioactive particles from the raw material.
The development means Iran could have enough material for a nuclear bomb by 2009, sources familiar with the dramatic upgrade tell ABC News.
What is wrong with this picture? Everything.
As David Albright says, “If they continue at this pace, and they get the centrifuges to work and actually enrich uranium on a distinct basis,” said David Albright of the Institute for Science and International Security, “then you’re looking at them having, potentially having enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon in 2009.
Simply put, this is complete BS. What Albright is saying is that “if” the Iranians get all the centrifuges to work non stop for two years, they could possibly have enough highly enriched uranium to produce a nuclear bomb.
But if you go back and look at the record and see how long it has taken for Iran to get where they are you realize what garbage this article is. We’ve been expecting Iran to install 3,000 centrifuges for some time. And now that they’ve installed 1/3 that number we’re going to blow it up into a crisis? First it was 3,000 centrifuges that make up the red line, now it’s 1,000?
It was reported in January that the Iranians were running behind schedule and that they were planning to install 3000 centrifuges. Not only were the Iranians running behind schedule, but they had failed to get an existing pilot plant of approximately 60 centrifuges to work.
Please. “This is nothing more than disinformation, a well timed leak doled out to Ross and ABC. Nothing more. Nothing less.”