Monday, June 06, 2011

6-Jun-11: Just when you thought it can't get much worse...

Alongside all of the rising tension and artificially-induced confrontations of the past few days (about which we have been too stretched for personal reasons to respond), there is this very disturbing report about the region's largest and most active practitioner of terrorism.
"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."
The full article is here.

Just to make the point again that they have their ways and we have ours, Israel yesterday inaugurated its first industrial-grade solar energy field, in a major step towards energy independence, and a cleaner and better environment. Congratulations to Arava Power Company for leading the way.

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