Good news, everybody! Iran may be even closer to a nuclear weapon than we thought!
The Iranian regime is closer than ever before to creating a nuclear bomb, according to RAND Corporation researcher Gregory S. Jones.
At its current rate of uranium enrichment, Tehran could have enough for its first bomb within eight weeks, Jones said in a report published this week.
He added that despite reports of setbacks in its nuclear program, the Iranian regime is steadily progressing towards a bomb. Unfortunately, Jones says, there is nothing the US can do to stop Tehran, short of military occupation.
The researcher based his report on recent findings by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), published two weeks ago. Making the bomb will take around two months, he says, because constructing a nuclear warhead is a complicated step in the process.
Is this estimate right? We don’t know, but if Iran develops nukes, it would be extraordinarily dangerous.
Because we’d have a fanatical, unstable, virulently anti-Semitic and anti-American regime with ties to terrorists that would have the capacity to kill millions.
But, guess what? It gets worse.
Because if Iran gets nukes, well then, all the other significant powers in the region would immediately start pursuing nuclear weapons to protect themselves from Iran. So, in 5-10 years, we’d probably have a half-dozen basketcase nations with nuclear weapons.
Remember how freaked people used to be when the United States and the Soviet Union used to have arsenals aimed at each other? Well, now imagine nations like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Egypt with the capacity to kill millions of people in one strike — perhaps, if they give the weapons to terrorists, without anyone knowing who is responsible.