UN Nuclear Negotiator Murdered?

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  1. eagleseven
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    eagleseven Quod Erat Demonstrandum

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    High-level UN negotiators, and nuclear science experts, do not randomly commit suicide, especially at a UN HQ.

    I'll bet money that he was murdered, murdered by someone affiliated with Iran. This is ominous...
     
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    OH SHIT!!!

    Without Mr. Hampton as a nuclear inspector, Iran's nuclear program will now run unchecked!!!
     
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    Wow. I would lay good money on murder, too.
     
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    I would agree...but I'm not going to wager any money. I don't think that the return on the investment would be significant mainly due to the fact that probably there is no one else betting. Plus, I'm not sure if Vegas has posted odds on it.
     
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    Negoiating with the Iranians would drive most people mad. Working for the UN IS madness. The sign over the door said exit, the rest is history and theory at this point.
     
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    The question is why would they kill him? What would they gain, as the UN is pretty much unable to stop them?

    My guess is that they are very close to getting the bomb, and this particular man was starting to making noise about it. It won't do Iran any good letting the world know it has the bomb, until it has many bombs.

    Why?

    Because if word gets out that Iran has just one or two bombs, it will guarantee an Israeli declaration of war...which would be bad for Iran, as their few nuclear weapons could be destroyed in the initial conflict. If they didn't announce that they had nuclear weapons until they had far too many weapons for Israel to destroy at once, it would prevent an Israeli first strike.

    Of course, this is just speculation...we'll find out the truth, soon enough.
     
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    Nuclear weapons are expensive to maintain, not just make. Iran lacks the ability to either manufacture many or maintain them. The reason old Soviet weapons are now Duds is they have not been maintained in the intervening years. The same will happen if Iran makes some monumental effort and gets, say six. They'll be a threat for a while, but they won't be able to keep it going.

    Having said that, I doubt the leaders of Iran have read much on modern physics, so they may think differently. How sad for the youth of Iran who will be burdened with the cost after the old religious regime fades.
     
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    I am wondering on what you base your post. I see nothing supporting it at all, just some claims that seem to be based on nothing of substance.
     
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    Do you want me to quote relevant sections from a textboook? Radioactive material decays, it is the nature of it. Energetic radioactive material, including weapon grade plutonium, decays relatively quickly. Look up the decay rates if you doubt me. I'm sure you can Google it easily. Once you know the decay rate and the failure point, when there is insufficient material remaining to create a chain reaction, then you can calculate the interval before the weapon is relatively useless.
     
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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    Me bet is the guy had integrity and he wasn't going to change his report for anything.
     

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