So how do you account FOR NOT ONE WMD warhead found in Iraq .. during the GW prt 2 ... Did Saddam perfom one of the greatest Magic trick of all time by making them vanish overnight or the fact is they actually never existed .
And another thing when Iranian Involvement was found in Iraq ... What action then did the US take ....when reasons then were fully justified to take action against Iran .. but they never botherd making a move ..
Also any Military action against Iran will do more harm than good it will push Oil prices right thro the roof making unaffoardable to some people .. and the only folk that will prosper is the Oil Giants , The current cost of living is increasing
Saddam's WMD were dismantled by the IAEA inspectors in the 1990s.
The failure in 2003 was made by US Intelligence. They said Iran still possessed WMD, but did not find any.What action then did the US take .... when reasons then were fully justified to take action against Iran .. but they never botherd making a move ..
They failed also with their assessment with Osirak in 1982 and with Syria's reactor in 2007.
They are maybe failing again at the present.
Take the Subway.Also any Military action against Iran will do more harm than good it will push Oil prices right thro the roof making unaffoardable to some people .. and the only folk that will prosper is the Oil Giants , The current cost of living is increasing
The first link you get when you Google "Osirak" is to an article on "fas" site. This article says Osirak was a 40MW light-water reactor. But this article is mistaken. (Maybe you got your data there, so you were misled.)
But the French sources I have (and that are confirmed by French sources on the net) say Osirak was a 70MW research reactor fueled by 93% Uranium 235.
Example: Gazette Nucléaire N°45 (June-July 1981). The quote is in French but you can understand the embolden data:
http://resosol.org/Gazette/1981/45p04.htmlOsirak est la copie du réacteur français Osiris décrit en détail dans la réf. (1) , mis en service en octobre 1966 à Saclay. «C'est une pile à eau légère à c¦ur ouvert (dite «pile piscine») d'une puissance de 70 mégawatts thermiques (MWth) dont le but principal est l'irradiation de matériaux de structure de centrales nucléaires dans un flux de neutrons élevé». Il fonctionne à I'uranium enrichi à 93% en l'isotope U 235 qui seul est fissile; la charge correspondante dans le bloc-coeur est de 13,9 kg d'uranium métal, allié à de l'aluminium, contenant 12,9 kg de U 235.
Osirak was sold to Saddam by Chirac who was the PM of Vallery Giscard d'Estaing. Osirak was destroyed by the IAF in 1981, shortly before Mitterand was elected president. François Mitterand asked the French expert Georges Amsel to provide him a report about the risk of proliferation Osirak may represent if it was rebuilt.
According to Mr. Amsel, the report he made for President Mitterand confirmed that Osirak had the capacity of producing 5 kg military grade Plutonium per year (almost enough for one bomb per year), if natural or, even better, depleted Uranium, was exposed to its neutrons irradiation:
Notre ra pport a démontré qu'Osirak aurait pu produire environ 5 kg de plutonium militaire par an, autre matière première des bombes, qui en nécessitent 6 kg pour être opérationnelles. Pour cela, il suffisait d'irradier de l'uranium naturel, ou, mieux, appauvri, avec les neutrons produits par le réacteur.
So between 1981 and 1991 Osirak could have produced enough Plutonium for some 9-10 bombes.
Last edited by Camera; 03-06-2012 at 07:51 PM.