IRAN: Building a Nuclear Weapon? You’re Kidding, Right?

(San Francisco) Many people are asking if Iran can build a nuclear weapon. The answer is No, they cannot. Iran does not have the tools or material to do so. Some 40 countries would probably like to build a reactor, though,  according to the IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency. A reactor is the first step to a nuclear weapon. 

Mushroom Cloud

An image always associated with a nuke weapon.

But, the President of the US, politicians in Israel and other important people say Iran “might” be able to build a weapon in a few years. So what? I might like to jump over the moon too; but, it ain’t gonna happen. 

Same thing with Iran building a nuclear weapon. Iran does not have the tools to do so. Iran cannot get them or even make the tools required. Iran cannot even buy the tools. Try calling up Japan Steel and ordering a few tons of Marange Speciality Steel and see what happens. 

Talk is cheap; building nuclear weapons is not. Building nuke weapons is a very expensive, dirty, nasty business. Lots of people talk glibly about building nuclear weapons and have not a clue what they are talking about; only a few people can actually do it. Freelancers, independents and “terrorists” don’t have a chance of doing so. No, building nuclear weapons is an exclusively state run business. 

Here, in a brief Flash video by nuclear reactor expert ‘Ace’ Hoffman, is how nuclear weapons changed the face of America.

In fact, building nuclear weapons is the kind of big industrial enterprise that can be detected from satellites in outer space. The US has plenty of spy satellites; at least one is “parked” over Iran right now. And, making “small” nuclear weapons is even harder than building 10,000 lb, (4,545 kilogram) Atomic Bombs!

That being said, two world wide “nuclear capable corporations” as Ann Garrison, my colleague and a noted writer at the San Francisco Bay View calls them, are Bechtel and Halliburton. There actually is a Mr Bechtel, he lives in San Francisco, just down a bit from his old friend “Nuclear Nancy” Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Hmm, San Francisco is quite a small town, actually. 

Anyway, Bechtel Corp runs the privatized US nuclear weapons program and Halliburton runs the equally privatized British nuclear weapons program at the quaintly named AWE, or Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, England. There is certainly a lot of money to be made from nuclear weapons and the hand maiden to nuke weapons – nuke power plants. 

True, the only thing nuke power plants actually produce is 1400 plus very radioactive isotopes and they all leak, all the time. One of those is Plutonium 239 or Pu 239 for short. It is entirely made by humans and did not really exist before its tryout detonation at Alamogordo, New Mexico and its Prime Time Debut detonation at Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. Pu 239 makes a thermonuclear bomb, the big ones with no theoretical upper limit on size. It is the man made metal bomb makers crave. 

This is your lung on radiation.

Lung Tissue and Radiation

Sometime in September, Iran’s big nuclear reactor starts up and begins making Pu 239 by the ton. Russia, Iran’s patron, promises the Nuclear States and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to bring all the old 50 Ton, plus new isotope growth, highly radioactive reactor cores back to Mother Russia’s Control rather than let Iran keep the bomb making Plutonium 239 even for one second. We all shall see. 

That is the bare fact situation as of right now in August 2010. What happens next all depends on who has control of the Pu 239 from Iran’s big reactor. US and Israeli spy satellites and ground assets will be trying to “catch” Iran stealing the old reactor core with its load of tons of Pu 239 to use for a thermonuclear weapon. 

Everything else is just CIA front group fluff, fake media distraction, professional hair-do news readers on TV, and NYTIMES misinformation. 

What do You think is going to happen next? 

Keys to the Kingdom

Now, most importantly, stay Focused. Don’t go off half cocked and start wildly firing. In two to 3 years we have a lethal, highly radioactive 50 Ton Plus old reactor core, that will kill exposed humans in 10 seconds, coming out of the cooker in Iran. 

The hot reactor core will also catch fire if exposed to air and cremate your quite dead, radioactive body if you let it. What’cha gonna do? Explain your steps. Don’t hold back. 

Sources and Related Articles

Don’t pass over these, they are an important part of this article. 

  1. ‘Ace’ Hoffman, “Poisonfire, USA,” a production of Animated Software.  Visit Mr. Hoffman’s corporate home page 
  2. Bob Nichols, “Poison Gas Kills Iraqi Sperm then Spreads,” Veteran’s Today, the San Francisco Bay View newspaper, websites and papers world wide.       
  3. Bob Nichols, “US War Plan: Talk about Thermonuclear Bombs But Use little Nuclear Munitions,” Veteran’s Today, the San Francisco Bay View newspaper, websites and papers world wide.
  4. Bob Nichols, “PTSD, infertility and other consequences of war,”  Veteran’s Today, the San Francisco Bay View newspaper, websites and papers world wide.

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57 Responses to "IRAN: Building a Nuclear Weapon? You’re Kidding, Right?"

  1. Bob horak  September 6, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Don’t ever underestimate your opponent. The Iranians are a lot smarter then people then people think. Their determination makes them very dangerous.

  2. Joseph  September 6, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Sept 6, 2010

    VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran’s total production of low-enriched uranium has risen by around 15 percent since May to reach 2.8 tonnes, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report said, showing Tehran is pushing ahead with disputed work despite tougher sanctions.
    What do you mean they can not produce one?

    • Bob Nichols  September 6, 2010 at 2:40 pm

      Hi Baja,

      The two kinds of uranium: Low-enriched and high-enriched are as different as day and night.

      Low-enriched makes electricity – Maybe.

      It can never be used to make a nuclear weapon.

      Period. No ifs, ands or buts.

  3. Ryan Callahan  September 2, 2010 at 7:59 am

    They don’t leak, or at least not all of them do, and 1400 is a pretty high number when you’re talking about isotopes that exist for more than a few seconds. Take a look at a chart of the nuclides, and make sure it’s one that has the half-lives.

    Neither of these two points have much relevance to the article, anyway.

    This is what I find interesting/troubling: I’ve seen a spent nuclear reactor get shipped off of my old submarine, and I feel like the marines all over the place had a pretty decent handle on things. So what do you think we (and I mean the West, since we’re speaking English) are going to do if Iran tries to take control of their own spent nuclear fuel on their own soil? Please speculate wildly, so that they won’t know which one is the real plan.

    • Bob Nichols  September 2, 2010 at 10:24 am

      So what is the deal here, Ryan? Do you think you can just pick and chose and take the part of the physics package you like? What did you do in Sub school? Did you just get the books and chew the covers off them?

      The Marines are all over the place because sub reactors run on bomb grade U235, Callahan!

      Your twinkle toes Alice in Wonderland post is dis-info masquerading as a comment. If they try to “take control” of a 50 ton reactor core they are off to meet Allah. Period.

  4. Louise  August 26, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Hosni Mubarak of Egypt is planning on building a nuclear energy plant. Currently Mubarak is friendly with Israel but what happens when he dies (he is old) and the country get a leader who does not like Israel. What going to happen with the nuclear energy plant then, will Israel get hysterical and call for war.

  5. kev  August 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    The basic point is: There is a huge difference between a nuclear power station and a nuclear weapons facility – huge! Not even the nuclear fuel grade is the same. Every sensible person knows that Iran is not even breaking the non-proliferation treaty, which it has signed to, unlike Israel and others with nuke weapons. It’s all a charade but people are so gullible.

  6. filio vestas  August 25, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Zionist jews hate the rest of humanity and the planet earth.They have worked and study other human beings in detail-How to manipulate the masses,cause fear,victimization etc.Sometimes i come to think…this evil zionist “serpent people” don’t belong to this world.Let’s kick them out from congress and senate… serpent people, global elites,secret societies,and corporations are the shadow government.If we don’t do something they are going to enslave us all.

  7. Jimmy Hoffa  August 24, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Why is everyone fallin over backwards trying to defend the only nuclear power in the Middle East? Iran hasn’t started a war with anyone in 5 centuries. Israel uses months by comparison, and the US, usually measures it in weeks.

    Read “The Report From Iron Mountain,” and you’ll know why.

  8. Zyklon-B  August 24, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I wonder what would happen if it all were to be dropped on Tel Aviv

    • Bob Nichols  August 24, 2010 at 10:36 am

      Hmmm, Zyklon-B, eh?

      Your handle kinda answers the question, doesn’t it?

  9. Blade Crimson  August 24, 2010 at 8:49 am

    The problem is you lack any understanding of what reality is, and what is really possible. Can any human really comprehend enough about the physical world to make statements based on anything other then their own perceptions?
    As long as you adhere to a belief system, you will be duped again and again…
    Even the coveted science’s base their ‘beliefs’ on theory’s…which is really a well informed guess, nothing more…
    To me, you are lumped in with all those you dispose!
    Comments from the human fools…

  10. Blade Crimson  August 24, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Don’t we all feel better knowing that Bob Nichols has assured us, with his great intelligence and research, or perhaps aliens told him, that Iran CAN’T build a bomb.
    Personally, I think both Iran and Bob Nichols are dangerous!

    • Ron Paul 2012  August 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm

      All he is stating is that Iran can’t build a bomb from the reactor, which is true. Now show us all of your research that states otherwise. Oh right you don’t have any! You just have an unfounded opinion.

      Now that is dangerous…

  11. George Matthews  August 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

    You know it’s just a lie what Israel says. I’m sure Russia woudl easily just sell one of their nukes. I mean why take the time and trouble to build a nuke? They could buy a nuke that is delivered on one of those trucks. I would rather see Iran have nukes than Israel. Israel tortures and kills people. They kill whole villages. I’ve never heard the Iranians or Iraqis doing this.

  12. Jesus Christ  August 24, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Don’t be naive. Of course they are building an atom bomb. If you think they aren’t building one, I guess you thought their bomb drone was for kite flying years ago. Every country has a right to self-defense, and the atom bomb is the ultimate self-defense. It is a natural progression for all developed countries to get the atom bomb, even if their country is still an ass backwards theocracy and wraps their women in black towels before beating them into submission. If I were a leader of a country, the first thing I would get is nukes as an Ace of Hearts. Whether they will use the atom bomb is another story. No one will use the atom bomb without knowing without the consequence will be. The country who fires an atom bomb knows that there will be retaliatory atom bombs and a nuclear war. The country who has more atom bombs will win the war hands down. That being said, if Iran were to actually use their atom bomb in a first strike, they would be completely incinerated by nuclear rain. That is why they would never actually use this atom bomb, except as a deterrent. This is the game every country has played since the A-bomb was first dropped by the USA.

  13. Steve  August 24, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Iran already has a couple of nukes. Big ones, and they’ve had them for a while. Russian built and possibly manned by Russian techs, but they are inside Iran waiting for the terrorist Israelis to make everybody’s day. They do not seek war, but if the Zionists do choose war, then it will be their last hurra.

    There isn’t much about this to be found, but a careful search will bring enough to light to make a thoughtful person alert to the likely possibility.

  14. Louise  August 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    It is good to see that America is seeing the enermy clearly, and it is not Iran, the enermy are the traitors in America calling for war against Iran.

  15. Ron Paul 2012  August 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    As I understand it, the reactor can’t make Pu-239 by the “ton”. At the end of its burn cycle it would be mixed with a large amount of Pu-240, making it worthless for a bomb anyway.

    • Bob Nichols  August 31, 2010 at 10:23 am

      Hi Ron,

      Actually, it makes more than 1,400 isotopes arranged proportionally along two peaks of a curve – Pu239 is just one. Because of its shape it is famous as a Butterfly Curve. Pu239 is at one of the peaks.

      Look it up. real fun stuff.

  16. sudden destruction  August 23, 2010 at 11:35 am

    barack 6 hussein 7 obama 5 total=18 6+6+6=18 mark of the beast
    This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666. we are living in the last generation before all out nuclear hits. how the people have become swollen up with pride strong delusions ect. YAHUSHUA IS YOUR ONLY WAY OUT.

    • JimBoUSA  August 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm

      Only if you believe in faerie tales.

    • Ron Paul 2012  August 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm

      Unicorns are REAL dammit!

    • Northerntruthseeker  August 23, 2010 at 10:53 pm

      I see the Hasbarat agents of IsraHell have infected this site with their bullshit! “sudden destruction”, and “Beav” are obvious Mossad/Sayanim/Hasbarat agents paid to infiltrate this site!

      Be weary, friends, of the Zionist Jewish BS!

  17. sudden destruction  August 23, 2010 at 11:22 am

    this article is PURE BULL SHIT. our bible tells us that iran with the full backing of russia will be involved in attacking isreal. iran wants and will develope the bomb with help from russia. ezekiel 38 and 39 is about to occur. sad that garbage lies as this are on the web. we have the very real danger of world war three unfolding before our very own eyes. iran will get the bomb. babylon will fall. quit spreading vile lies

    • JimBoUSA  August 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      Laughable. Iran existed then (Persia), Russia did not. Everything at the end of the bible is about ROME, stupid.

    • milidude  August 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

      Hey “sudden destruction”- the Bible also foretold of the false jews invading palestine before and during the time of anti-christ return. every read the talmud? you stink of zionist fascist bullshit yourself…why dont you tell everyone how the talmudist false jews aka ashke-NAZI’S feel about Jesus and Mary?, the fact that the false jews invaded palestine WITHOUT THE AID OR DIRECTION OF MESSIAH, makes them frauds. this is why there will be no peace until they are destroyed, and the new jerusalem(usa) is punished for its sins. hold on people…there will be no rapture and the ride is getting ready to be real interesting. God help all of us/insh’Allah.

    • Louise  August 23, 2010 at 11:43 pm

      The only country that wants to start WW3 in the Middle East is Israel so that it can use America’s military to get all of the land that it wants.

      Also, Israel does not care how many America die in the next false flag it commits on American soil just so long as it causes the war it needs. The false flag will most likely be nuclear so it can be tied to Iran. So dear Sudden I hope you are not in the area that gets hit.

      And you know how the Fed Reserve has printed lots of money, well that is so all of the Zionist can take their money out of the USA and turn it into gold before the USA collapses.

    • Ron Paul 2012  August 24, 2010 at 10:45 pm

      Saudi Arabia wants a war as well.
      They would love to see Iran and Israel destroy each other.

  18. Beav  August 23, 2010 at 12:02 am

    time for more and better research.

    spent Light Water Reactor fuel makes Pu contaminated with Pu240 which self fissions and makes a nuclear detonation problematic. weapons grade Pu comes from a specific reactor which requires 20% enriched U235.

    have you noted that Iran is now crowing about 20% enriched U235? hmmm. i wonder why?

    a Pu weapon is not thermonuclear. its atomic, just like a weapons grade (<90%) U235 bomb. Hiroshima used a uranium bomb. the scientists were so sure it would detonate, they didn't bother testing it. Hiroshima WAS the test. what was complicated was the Nagasaki Pu bomb.

    the U bombs are very heavy. a Pu bomb, if finely engineered could be as light as several hundred pounds, for the same 15-20kt explosion.

    which one would you rather put into your brand spanking new several hundred pound capacity IRBM?

    don't get cute. you understand very little of what you write.

    • Ron Paul 2012  August 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm

      They would have to kick out the IAEA to do that and the whole world would see it. Besides, the reactor is being run by Russians, they could just give them the material anytime, they don’t need to go through this bullshit.

  19. SAID BOUDISSA  August 21, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Nukes is Forbidden by the islamic law in Iran.
    the real Danger for the world peace is isra-hell!
    No war for the f…g zionist!

  20. timbre wolf  August 21, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I thin the word is maraging: (from wiki) Maraging steel production, import, and export by certain states, such as the United States,[2] is closely monitored by international authorities because it is particularly suited for use in gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment; lack of maraging steel significantly hampers this process. Older centrifuges used aluminum tubes; modern ones, carbon fiber composite.

  21. K. Rechtstein  August 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    =>The integral text of VIPS’ letter can be found at

    • K. Rechtstein  August 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm

      link from VIPS (Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity). Title of of the article-letter to President Obama is: “Israel may attack Iran in August. Ken

  22. K. Rechtstein  August 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    VIPS (VeteransIntelProfSrs)just sent a letter to Obama warning him about Netanyahu, Joe Lieberman/John McCain/Graham, mousetrapping USA into a fait accompli of a solo Israeli attack ‘n/or or joint US-IL agession against Iran, the same way they (Sharon-MacCain-Lieberman) did to sucker USA-GB into invading Iraq.The VIPS urged Pdt Obama to step forward’n publicly make it clear that the USA desaprove of any military action against Iran, whose consequences might be desastrous for USA…’n Israel itself.

  23. Rehmat  August 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Well – I would rather agree with Israeli-born British writer and Jazz-player, Gilad Atzmon, who believes that in order to put a ‘duct-tape’ on the Zionist-controlled western governments: “Iran should acquire a nuclear bomb”.

  24. Tad Pole  August 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

    My guess and it is only a guess Israel is not so concerned about Iran and possible nukes as it is strong Muslim nations in the region who might threaten Israel with economic insignificance.

  25. fixthefuture911  August 21, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Ok , My fellow stupid American Goyim
    Let us say the pledge…
    I , stupid gullible American Goyim Pledge allegiance
    to the Flag of United Genocidal Zionist Whackjob Imbeciles ,
    to the Flag of the Satanic Talmudic (ADL) ,
    to the flag of the Fascist (SPLC)
    to the flag of BIG LYING JACKASSES
    to the flag of “how dumb can I be” ???????
    for no good reason at all

    Goyim is ??…..Means cattle

    Means cattle. How the jews and the Zion master sees all non jews in particular whites. Said with contemption.
    Those goyim will send troops to the middle east and fight a war for us or we’ll call them anti semites.

    • Bob  August 24, 2010 at 6:09 am

      I don’t think we would be bending over backwards to sacrifice our children to Zion if they did not have their nukes targeting our capital cities.

      That is something that many people overlook. We gave them nukes and they have then targeted us with them and tried to sell their surplus nukes on the black market to South Africa, and who knows who else.

      We know that now they achieved their goal of a homeland (through the use of terrorism) and that they consider themselves to be the chosen people, superior to all others and that they are crazy enough to tell the west, “If we go down, we are taking the rest of the world with us. BANK ON IT!”

      So the west bend over, grabs the ankles and takes it hard up the ….

    • George Matthews  August 24, 2010 at 8:02 am

      How would someone send the message to the Jews? If all their synagogues and businesses were burned to the ground would that send a message? The milita should target these bastards. But they are going to have no choice if they want to fight to target the police and military. The politicians are the ones who should pay. When the SHTF the police will have to be ambushed, because they are just stupid enough to keep fighting for the Jews.

  26. Lese Majeste  August 21, 2010 at 8:02 am

    It’s not about whether or not Iran is trying to go ‘nuclear,’ but about overthrowing Iran’s duly elected president and installing a Zionist stooge acceptable to the USA and Israel.

    • Ron Paul 2012  August 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm


      But the card is in play nonetheless.

    • Louise  August 23, 2010 at 11:46 pm

      Ron Paul for President 2012.

    • Teladim  August 24, 2010 at 3:40 am


    • Bob  August 24, 2010 at 6:02 am


      Shame his son is a sell-out to the neocon corporatist right wing nutters.

      They are as bad as the neo-lib corporatist left wing nutters.

  27. fixthefuture911  August 21, 2010 at 6:24 am








    • Marcel  August 24, 2010 at 6:42 am

      Islam is the cancer. Zionism is the medicine.

    • Stephen  August 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm

      Read the Talmud, you twit. It makes anything found in the Koran seem quaint by comparison.

  28. Bob Nichols  August 21, 2010 at 4:30 am

    No, only a few percentage points of the core is turned to bomb making Plutonium. The trick is separating the bomb making Plutonium from the rest of the highly radioactive and lethal reactor core.

    But, the absolutely first thing you have to do is dunk it in a big bucket of water or your dead in 10 seconds. Now what?

    By now, there is a slight problem of a lot of people shooting at you….

    Ha! What’s the matter? Didn’t the boys on TV tell you about these little “complications?” Nope. You don’t get “overs” and all those people are still shooting at you.

    The next time some idiot twit on TV tries to tell you Iran is gonna make a nuke bomb, set their ass straight in no uncertain terms.

    • Steve  August 24, 2010 at 12:17 am

      Wow a lot of bulldust is easily swallowed by some. North Korea didn’t build a nuke. They bought it on the open market, it is hardly a secret, although it isn’t the sort of facts they usually bother the sheeple with in the MSM.

      For that matter, anyone with enough money can buy a nuke on the black market, there are hundreds of them available since the fall of the USSR.

    • Bob  August 24, 2010 at 6:00 am

      Who was ever denying that North Korea was building a nuclear bomb? One of Dick Cheney’s companies was supplying North Korea with nuclear technology for years.

      North Korea was shouting about making a bomb from the rooftops.

      Iran are not shouting about it and there is no evidence that they are building a nuclear bomb.

    • wearethey  August 24, 2010 at 11:23 pm

      Hey pal, the good old U.S. of A. basically gave North Korea the technology needed to build a nuke during the reign of globalist puppet Clinton.

  29. Bob Nichols  August 21, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Is the 50 ton, 100,000 lb reactor core all Plutonium 239, the H-Bomb making material or metal?

    • Ron Paul 2012  August 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm


    • John Rallestein  August 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm

      I Think You Mean Yes.

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