I Told You So 13

I just got the following article from Arutz Sheva.

Iranian Nuke Scientist: Weekend Quake was a Nuclear Test

by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) A weekend 5.0 Richter earthquake in Iran was actually a nuclear bomb test, says an Iranian nuclear scientist claiming to be working on the project. The report is an Israel Insider exclusive.

This past Saturday night, southern Iran experienced what was reported as a significant earthquake - a seismic event measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was just north of the strategic Straits of Hormuz, which separates Iran from Abu Dhabi and Oman and which is the gateway to the Persian Gulf.

The report quotes an Iranian nuclear scientist who claims to be working in uranium enrichment for the project, and who said that the "quake" was acutally an undergound nuclear bomb test.

Israel Insider adds that the test/quake was actually the second in a series. Nine days ago, a 4.8 Richter scale event occurred, with its epicenter only five kilometers away from the weekend tremor.

The Israel Insider source reports that two nuclear rockets are currently ready - and are intended for use against Israel in the coming months.

If the report is correct, it would belie previous speculation that Iran would not begin nuclear testing until it had more nuclear-bomb production capability.

The geographical location of the test has several advantages. It is exposed to significant seismic activity, which could serve to mask nuclear tests; it is believed to be close to Iran's nuclear development facility; delivery and transport of material and personnel can be effected easily through the Hormuz Strait; and Iranian enemies would hesitate to bomb the area because that would threaten the flow of a substantial percentage of the world's oil.

Reuters reports Thursday morning that Iran has begun building a line of naval bases along its southern coast and up to the Straits of Hormuz.

If this report is right and the reports from the US and other intelligence agencies are true that Iran only has enough weapons grade material for half a nuke, then Iran blew up a quarter of a bomb Saturday and a quarter of a bomb nine days ago. Hey, they should be out of nuke dirt and we don't have to worry, right? :-)

Most likely, they have much more than enough for just half a bomb (obviously) and have enough for at least a few more warheads. This last June, when they got those tens of thousands of tons of fuel grade material from Russia, I told you they would have weapons grade nuke dirt within 3 to 4 months and the "experts" still don't have it right.

What do you think, are the Iranians planning to give Israel a really warm gift for Christmas? Just how much time do you think Israel has left; days, weeks, months....hours? Obviously, they don't have time to wait for the election in February. If they do wait that long, they won't need the election. I think Israel is waiting until after the US election and then things are going to get a little exciting in the Middle East....quickly; well, one way or the other.

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