According to a buzz in the intelligence community, Russia is gearing up to betray Iran. According to sources in Moscow, Putin has quietly decided that he has milked the Iran nuke game for all the political and financial advantage it was worth, and now intends to singlehandedly bring it all back from the brink. He is absolutely not going to allow a cabal of Islamic lunatics to build a Bomb on the Motherland’s southern border. How is Russia going to betray Iran and stop them from getting The Bomb? Well since the Iranian bomb was actually coming to them from Russia, Russia has the power to ultimately stop the process. Maybe not forever, but for a long time. And I hope the implications of what I’ve just said haven’t escaped you: all along, we didn’t need to worry about Iran “developing” a bomb, we needed to worry about Russia “giving” them one. Somehow, the truth of all this has been kept from the spotlight. At least, if the Moscow Rumor Mill is to be believed, they are not going to go through with it. And the shit that hits the fan between Iran and Russia should be very interesting indeed.
Russia is the bedrock of Iran’s nuclear program. It is in fact providing SIX NUCLEAR REACTORS for Iran. Four are at Bueshar, two at Akhvaz.
It is providing Iran’s premiere uranium conversion plant at Busheher. In short, this will be the main plant for Iran’s uranium enrichment process.
It is also providing the actual reactor-grade uranium for Bushehr1, scheduled to go into operation in October of this year.
Russia has also slickly inserted an exception into the U.N. sactions resolution on Iran. This clause exempts “material, equiptment, technology” to be used at Bushehr 1 from being disallowed into the country. Because of this exemption Iran will be able to make weapons grade U-235 in a few months.
it’s also believed that Russia has clandestinely supplied some U-235 already, as well as the polonium 210 that Iran will need to explode their bombs.
Why all the focus has been placed on Iran as the bad guy, and not on Russia, who one could argue is merely building a bomb for an ally in order to achieve dominance of it’s own in the region, is beyond me.
But now this brings us back to where we started. Allegedly, Russia is about to pull the plug by not delivering the final materials needed to complete the building of the death factories.
I’m sure you all remember a story that popped up for a day or so, and then just disappeared. The story was of Russia halting work on the Bushehr Bomb plant due to two late monthly payments. ( I guess Ahemedinjad didn’t take those red envelopes seriously. He’s now got that nasty 60 Late notation on his Experian ) And then, suddenly, on the eve of the last UN Vote that slapped the sanctions on Iran, Iran forked over the $50 million due, and the Russians went back to work. And no one in the press noticed. A couple days later, Iran seized British hostages from Iraqi waters.
Why wasn’t Iran paying, and why did they suddenly pay the night before the U.N. vote? A lot of smart people have said Iran didn’t pay for the same reasons I sometimes don’t : I don’t have the money, or I don’t want to. However, sources tell me that the real reason was that Iran was trying to leverage a favorable Russian vote in the Security Council. Word is once Moscow agreed to some language protections, the Iranians paid up. The actual excuse that the Iranians gave for not making the payments, was that the Russians were mysteriously giving them crappy, technologically out of date materials. If the rumor that Putin always intended to pull out and has been punking Iran all this time is true, then maybe the Russians were indeed doing bad day labor work and installing out of date gear. It seems that both of these reasons are the likely culprits.
In any event, word on the street is that Putin has decided not to allow Iran’s nuclear bomb plant at Bushehr to be completed. And to deliver the death blow to their bomb plans, he will not deliver the fuel rods necssary for Tehran to build it’s nuclear arsenal. Without those rods, Iran’s route to a plutonium bomb is indeed dead. And the Russians believe that Iran is currently unable to move ahead on the uranium front as well.
We’ll see. If the Russians do in fact deliver those rods, scheduled to happen this week, then we’re in a whole other deadly ballgame.
The Russians believe that the North Koreans faked the alleged nuclear explosion in October, and that the Iranians are considering taking a cue from them. They believe that Tehran may indeed do what J-Il did, and kill their program for cash and prizes in return.
And lastly, it is also rumored that Russia has suddenly agreed to sell Iran some high-powered missle systems. Very powerful ones which would allow Iran to kick some serious ass in the event they were invaded.