Archive for June 30, 2022

Iran’s Nuclear Bomb

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on June 30, 2022 by andelino

Iran is only weeks away from obtaining enough fissile material to build its first nuclear bomb, announced the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on May 31. An IAEA resolution condemning Iran’s actions was followed closely by Germany’s publication of an intelligence report that exposed Iran’s attempts to secretly obtain technology destined to be used in nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles.

On June 8, Germany, France, the United States and the United Kingdom submitted a resolution to condemn Iran’s actions. According to the IAEA, Iran now has 95 pounds of uranium enriched to 60 percent. Three months ago, Iran had only 22 pounds of uranium, an increase of 430 percent. With little effort, Iran’s nuclear scientists could raise the enrichment level to 90 percent in two weeks, making it possible to build the bomb.

Read more at “Iran Is Only Weeks Away From a Nuclear Bomb”

Veto NATO Bids

Posted in uncategorized on June 30, 2022 by andelino

Where Ankara’s spat with the West is leading.

Last month, Finland and Sweden announced their intentions to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Russia’s war in Ukraine has spooked them enough to abandon neutrality.

Major NATO member states like the United States and the United Kingdom offered their full support. Yet almost a month later, Finland and Sweden are no closer to joining.

Integrating two new member states would obviously take time. It took over a year for North Macedonia, NATO’s newest member, to enter the alliance. But Finland’s and Sweden’s applications are stalled by a particularly thorny roadblock. And it’s a roadblock that doesn’t seem to be leaving soon.

That roadblock is Turkey.

Read more at “Turkey Threatens to Veto Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO Bids”

Gun Control Distraction

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on June 30, 2022 by andelino

It’s never been about safety. It’s about power.

“I have never believed that additional gun control or federal registration of guns would reduce crime. I am convinced that a criminal who wants a firearm can get one through illegal, untraceable, unregistered sources, with or without gun control.” These aren’t the words of a Republican politician or conservative commentator. These are the words of Sen. Joe Biden before the Senate in July 1985.

Following the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., Congress passed the Gun Control Act in 1968. But less than two decades later, many politicians had noted that this most restrictive gun law in American history largely failed to solve any problems.

Read more at “The Gun Control Distraction”

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