Iran's Nuclear Program - suffers a "meltdown"

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    NYT: Iran suffers major setback at nuclear plant - World news - The New York Times

    Iran told atomic inspectors this week that it had run into a serious problem at a newly completed nuclear reactor that was supposed to start feeding electricity into the national grid this month, raising questions about whether the trouble was sabotage, a startup problem, or possibly the beginning of the project’s end.

    “It raises questions of whether Iran can operate a modern nuclear reactor safely,” he added. “The stakes are very high. You can have a Chernobyl-style accident with this kind of reactor, and there’s lots of questions about that possibility in the region.”

    Its tangled history began around 1975 with a West German contract. After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the West Germans withdrew. Iraq repeatedly bombed the half-built reactor between 1984 and 1988. (of course, Republicans made sure that would never happen again with their illegal invasion of Iraq, a country that never attacked us and had no connection to 9/11, something even Bush, Cheney, Powell and Rumsfeld admit)

    Iran signed a rebuilding accord with Russia in 1995 that should have had the project completed in 1999. But the plan bogged down in long delays.

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    The problem for the Iranians is "science" and "mysticism" simply don't mix. When you put religious people in charge of scientific or highly technical projects, they rarely get far off the ground. I'm glad they don't trust their "liberals", probably the only group that could "make it happen".
     
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    Now where would those rods be going?
     
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    Hopefully, up the Ayatollah's ass. I want to see if he can "glow in the dark".

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    I just took away a major fear of the Republican Party, the Iranian nuclear program.

    Who knew they would jump from Muslim's nuclear power to illegal Hispanics to teachers of all things. I always said they were "anti education" and they told me how stupid I was and then they go after "teachers"? Those actions are suspiciously "anti education".
     
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    it is still scary.

    Are you saying that the Iranian reactor is Chernobyl style? That is really scary. The US has only one like that at Hanford. Weapons use only.

    Chernobyl was bad enough. What the Iranians do with that kind of reactor is really frightening.
     
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    Frightening? Yea, to their own population.

    Like I said, the religious don't do well with science. They've been working on this reactor for like 30 years. Obama brought their entire program down with a "virus".
     
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    actually bush beat you to it.....better luck next time.....not.
     
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    Don't worry Ropey.. the Russians wiil take care of everything, We can trust them, Obama says so.
     
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