The deadline for western nations to decide what to do about Iran's nuclear program is closer than ever. Based on Tehran's announcement that they now have 7,000 centrifuges in operation to enrich uranium, intelligence sources are now warning that Iran could have a nuclear weapon in as little as 60 days.
This 60 day estimate is based on projections of what would be possible if the 7,000 centrifuges were to work at top speed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So if Iran was to go all out over the next two months, they could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear weapon.
Even without running the centrifuges 24 hours a day, experts now believe that Iran will be able to produce as many as 60 nuclear bombs and warheads in 12 to 18 months.
That is frightening.
I don't think most people in western nations realize what it would mean for a fanatical Islamic regime that is dedicated to worldwide conquest to possess a full fledged nuclear arsenal.
The truth is that Iran supports terrorist groups and supplies them with weapons. What would happen if Iran started supplying them with nuclear bombs?
It's not like Iran would be sad if terrorist groups started nuking targets in the United States or Israel.
And the truth is Iran is doing whatever it can to accelerate their nuclear program.
Check out the following intelligence report from Debka.....
Japanese sources recently reported that a North Korean boat shipped a large quantity to Iran earlier this year. According to the big-circulation The Nikkei, the North Korean vessel's hold carried a secret cargo of uranium highly-enriched to 50-60 percent. The ship set out for Iran in December, moving moved at a leisurely pace so as not to call attention from Western spy satellites, surveillance vessels and warships. Earlier this year, the illegal consignment was dropped at an Iranian port for transport to a facility near Tehran, according to the Japanese paper.
Can the western nations allow nuclear weapons to fall into the hand of a madman who has spoken publicly numerous times about how he envisions the absolute destruction of Israel?
The following are actual quotes from Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about the state of Israel.....
"Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury."
"Remove Israel before it is too late and save yourself from the fury of regional nations."
"The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land. As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map."
"If the West does not support Israel, this regime will be toppled. As it has lost its raison d' tre, Israel will be annihilated."
"Israel is a tyrannical regime that will one day will be destroyed."
"Israel is a rotten, dried tree that will be annihilated in one storm."
Up to this point, Barack Obama has shown no indication that he plans to strike Iran, and there are reports that his Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, is totally against hitting Iran's nuclear program.
So that leaves Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu has left no doubt that he will not accept a nuclear Iran.
Even without the United States, Israel does have the capability to hit Iran's nuclear program and wipe it out.
So what can we expect?
What we can expect is that the U.S. will probably wimp out, and that Israel probably will strike Iran's nuclear program by itself at some point before Iran gets nuclear weapons.
Based on these new reports, that deadline could be in as little as a couple of months.