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Thursday, November 07, 2019

The U.S. Air Force is continuing to update its stockpile of 30,000-pound class Massive Ordnance Penetrator bunker busters, or MOPs, and bring older MOPs up to the latest standard, also known as the GBU-57E/B. This comes as Iran has announced that it will begin injecting uranium hexafluoride gas into centrifuges at its underground nuclear facility at Fordo " the kind of prospective target that drove the development of the MOP in the first place " a significant breach of the controversial 2015 international agreement over the country's nuclear program.



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Iran Restarts Uranium Enrichment at Fordow

Iran has begun enriching uranium at the Fordow facility by feeding the centrifuge machines there with uranium hexafluoride (UF6) in the fourth step of reducing its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal.

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said in a statement that the operation started at 00:00 local time (20:30 GMT) on Thursday, November 7, after the transfer of a 2,800-kilogram cylinder containing 2,000 kilograms of UF6 from Natanz nuclear facility to Fordow - near the city of Qom, where 1,044 centrifuges are installed.


#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-07 07:57 AM | Reply

"a significant breach of the controversial 2015 international agreement over the country's nuclear program."

That Trump cancelled for the U.S. I have no more fear of Iran making nukes than I have of Pakistan, N. Korea, Israel and apparently now Saudi Arabia wants them too. Why does the U.S. get to dictate who can and who can't have nukes?

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-07 08:35 AM | Reply

Why does the U.S. get to dictate who can and who can't have nukes?

Because Iranians chant "Death to America" every Friday.

You would be very stupid to not take that seriously if they have nukes in hand.

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-07 08:54 AM | Reply

Pakistan doesn't care how many times the US ----- off. It proved that in a million ways... they just don't have the same concerns the US does. But they do like American money. LOL

N.Korea also doesn't want the US nuked. It just wants both Koreas to become reunited. As long as they see the US in the way, they are hostile. Go away, encourage re-unification talks between the two Koreas and US will no longer be considered hostile... or at least not so much.

Israel and Saudi are needy cockroaches. Lives of both depend on the US... they are in no position to backstab the US.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-07 09:02 AM | Reply

NONE of the others you mentioned chant "Death to America" on a regular basis.

Not even North Korea.

What comes out of one's mouth is often 1% of what is in the heart.

If given the ability, Iran would not hesitate to kill Americans by the megaton. They have been saying it all along.

How dumb have you got to be not to have heard that trash? They're been spouting garbage about drinking the blood of Americans since the last 40 years. LOL

And them having nukes doesn't bother you?

How much did your lobotomy cost, btw?

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-07 09:09 AM | Reply

I have no idea what they did to improve this weapon, but I have seen the results of what a smaller perpetrator can do. Such as punch through 8 meters (30 ft) of reinforced concrete and destroy every thing in a block sized bunker. One large bunker, one bomb. That which was not vaporized, burned. The over pressure would have killed anyone inside instantly. Those big ones just punch through more and hit harder. They literally move mountains.

#6 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-11-07 12:10 PM | Reply

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