Shortlink http://wp.me/pDB7k-lt (revisions 15th Dec / 22nd Dec 2009 – additional material)
“..the only possible use for UD3 is as a neutron source, the trigger to the chain reaction for a nuclear explosion” So says the TimesOnLine expert. None other than one David Albright. Oh ………. again! What a busy chap.
“Although Iran might claim that this work is for civil purposes, there is no civil application,” David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, told The Times of London, adding that the document was “a very strong indicator of weapons work.”
Goodness me. Sounds ominous. Until of course one has a look around for applications for the technology, something the scare mongers seems loath to do. Check.
For example, to run D2 as a gas, D2O can first be reduced to D2 in a furnace then stored as UD3 and released by controlled heating. So UD3 can be used to store and produce D2 gas. UD3 can be used as a part of other processes.
Let’s try it again…There is no other UD3 application and add ‘yet’ based on Canadian experiments with UD3.
Canada is producing a bomb!!!! Run for your lives… Right? Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment; “The UD3 was formed by reaction of commercial Dz with uranium metal turnings” Well, no. Actually they’re just looking at enhancing the rates of exchange. Why?
National Research Council of Canada “The hydroxide ion-catalyzed reaction between D2 and H,O is too slow to be of commercial value in an industrial process for the production of heavy water from a hydrogen or water source…”
Let’s look at the translation of the ‘alleged’ incriminating document for some alleged incriminating evidence. I say ‘alleged’ document, remembering of course the Niger Yellow Cake fiasco in the lead up to the war on Iraq.
“1-2 Designing and performing experiments to detect pulsed neutrons obtained from pulse sources, for example, from NG (neutron generator) and PF (plasma focus) pulsed sources”
OK! So what is a Neutron Generator and what are Plasma Focus pulsed sources. Let’s try Neutron Generator. (skip Wiki) Go to the second result. Berkley Laboratory USA. Should be a non-biased, informative source.
“Recently Ka-Ngo Leung and his colleagues in Berkeley Lab’s Accelerator and Fusion Research Division (AFRD) have devised a series of neutron generators small enough to descend into a borehole, provide neutrons for brain-cancer therapy, peer inside airport luggage, or perch on a laboratory bench.”
“To get sufficient flux for BNCT, Leung says, “we needed D-T reactions, which are more efficient in neutron production than D-D. But the great majority of research programs and applications want much lower energies — so-called ‘thermal’ neutrons that are easily produced by D-D. One advantage is that deuterium is stable.”
Other applications and research programs require higher reactions. Perhaps at the levels UD3 gives. See Canadian experiments.
What else does the alleged ‘incriminating’ ‘document’ have to say.
” It is possible, by protecting our capability regarding PFs at Shaheed Beheshti University, to produce more samples by mutual co-operation, then present these samples to other research centres for marketing purposes.”
Plasma Focus for ‘marketing purposes’. For oil-well logging, radiography, brachytherapy, cargo and luggage screening? Or they’re gonna sell what must be a top secret nuclear trigger to various University research facilities. Right?
“2-2 Designing and building suitable mobile laboratories
2-3 Setting up the reactor again that produces the materials and placing it in the Glove Box
2-4 Installing and setting up the equipment required to produce source materials in the mobile laboratories”
Mobile laboratories, with a bench perhaps. Oil wells, border crossings, airports, hospitals, geological surveys? Or these mobile laboratories are all gonna have a nuclear trigger? Right?
Somehow I doubt it. The document, if real, seems to point to similar experiments by the National Research Council of Canada. If they are applying nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, they’ll be conducting experiments just as the National Research Council of Canada have.
Finally from another of the ‘incriminating’ TimesOnLine articles “They want to test the match without burning it,” a Western intelligence source said.
Ah, the infamous un-named, un-verifiable ‘a Western intelligence source’…. busy chap.
“Then they can take it to the Supreme Leader and say, ‘We know it all works now.’ Then he has everything he needs for the moment, if it comes, that he gives the order to build a bomb.”
Speculation, adulterated with ‘if’.
“That order, according to the source, does not appear to have been made, and there is no evidence that it will. But even without it Iran is edging closer to nuclear latency — the immediate potential to assemble a bomb — effectively giving it a nuclear deterrent.”
‘if’…’does not appear to have been made’…’no evidence that it will’.…amazing stuff.
“The last ingredient Iran requires is enough fissile material to arm a weapon. Estimates vary, but at present Iran’s known stockpile of low-enriched uranium is only just enough to arm one warhead — if that material were enriched further to weapons-grade. That stockpile of low-enriched uranium is under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) supervision at Iran’s enrichment plant at Natanz.”
More ‘if’s..and ‘under IAEA supervision’.…and in the end, IF all the ifs and other vague non evidenced speculations come to pass, they’ll have a ‘nuclear deterrent’. One bomb. WOW!!!
The Ziofier does an amazing job