Barack Obama as Forrest Gump
We are at the point of no return, says Olli Heinonen, a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, when asked if Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build an atomic weapon within two weeks.
Mr. Heinonen said, “Yes, in a certain way. But we have to remember what are the capabilities of Iran. People have slightly different definitions of breakout capability.”
“I believe that if certain arrangements are done, it could even go down to two weeks. So there are a lot of concerns out there that Iran can hopefully now address, in this new phase, both at the P5+1 [talks between Tehran and six world powers] and with the IAEA,” former IAEA deputy director Olli Heinonen said, confirming a report released last week by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, which stated Iran could muster enough uranium for a bomb by converting all of its 20-percent enriched stockpile within 1 to 1.6 months.
Iran is intent on the destruction of Israel and the United States and they could be two weeks away from being able to construct one of the most devastating weapons of mass destruction known to mankind.
And guess what? Few care! Maybe people don’t believe it’s a problem. Whatever the reason, no one is doing anything.
Mr. Obama, of course, doesn’t know a thing, but he has his eye on the situation.
In his [Heinonen] assessment, which appears to concur with that of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a critical level is reached when the Iranians have enriched enough uranium to weapons grade, in the form of hexafluoride gas enrichment, to create a nuclear bomb.
“But you still don’t have a nuclear weapon,” Heinonen added. Preparing the highly enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb would take another month or two, “assuming that someone has all the knowledge.” After that, assembling an actual nuclear weapon that can be delivered with a ballistic missile would take perhaps another year, he said.
Iran continues to install hundreds of new advanced centrifuges every month, drastically reducing the so-called breakout time it would require in order to produce weapons-grade uranium if it decided to do so, he said.
Two weeks, a month, two months, whatever, no one cares…but they will care when the Iranians unleash the fury of the nuclear bomb on their enemies or use it to blackmail their enemies into helplessness.