Department of Energy releases naive video about Iran

The Energy Department has created a cute, but utterly naive video about how the Iran deal has blocked “all” possible means for Iran to get a nuclear weapon.

How many nuclear warheads can one buy with $150 billion?


8 comments on “Department of Energy releases naive video about Iran

  1. Nyp says:

    Answer: none, if their access is blocked, their capability is removed and their compliance is closely monitored

  2. Steve says:

    * Brent oil below $29 hits sentiment hard

    * Lifting of sanctions on Iran fuels fear of further slide

    * Risk of state spending cuts beyond current austerity steps

    * Saudi falls 5.4 percent in almost indiscriminate selling

    * Egypt closes well off lows as foreigners buy

    Great timing!

  3. Anonymous says:

    And your point is ….?

  4. Steve says:

    Oil at $28

    Iran stands to make a MINT!

  5. Rincon says:

    According to the experts, Iran would have had nuclear weapons right about now if no deal had been made. Would that have made you feel better?

  6. What makes you think they don’t?

  7. Rincon says:

    Anything is possible, but nyp supplied us with a list of requirements that have been met. It would be hard for Iran to remove their reactor from its concrete tomb or to build thousands more centrifuges without detection. When you’re a Conservative though, nothing can be proven to your satisfaction if it disagrees with the bumper sticker mantras.

    Nevertheless, when time goes by and trade opens up, it will be more and more feasible to place sanctions on them again if needed, so we would get the money back anyway, even if all we managed to do is slow them down. The Conservative alternative, of course, was to have allowed the development of nuclear weapons by this time – but we would have been able to keep the money (yay).

  8. Rincon says:

    It also occurs to me that if Iran decides to violate the agreement, much of their returned money would be burned up in replacing the reactor, centrifuges, etc., so what would they have gained by doing so?

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