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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
hotbarb2614
proud military mother
09:58 PM on 02/26/2011
All that money and all that bragging, and they got BUTKUS.
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babybecks
"because I am involved in Mankind;"
10:30 PM on 02/26/2011
And yet McCain's song was b o m b b o m b Iran. Go figure. Which was nothing more than an attempt to start ANOTHER war based on pure paranoia.
01:07 AM on 02/28/2011
based on $$$
09:58 PM on 02/26/2011
Just co-operate fully with IAEA , unless of course the fears of every suspicious person are true and you are trying to build the bomb..
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
MISTERUNCONVENTIONAL
The only attitude I've ever had is a bad one.
10:13 PM on 02/26/2011
Um, they HAVE cooperated fully with the IAEA.
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Stilyagi
Making a board with a bigger nail in it.
11:14 PM on 02/26/2011
As you imply, Iran has repeatedly refused to cooperate with the IAEA, and hidden one of their nuclear facilities; thus lying about their ambitions to the international community.

As a result, the international community has every right to be suspicious about Iran's nuclear ambitions. They're probably more dangerous than North Korea.
11:28 PM on 02/26/2011
Again, bull chet. Iran has fully cooperated with IAEA and every micro-gram of Uranium is accounted for.
01:08 AM on 02/28/2011
you are an uppity and paranoid white anglo i take it?
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Beans22
09:49 PM on 02/26/2011
They named a nuclear power plant after Dubya? Thats touching. (kidding)
09:47 PM on 02/26/2011
Can we say....SON OF STUXNET! I love those israeli programmers. You silly Iranians, you can run but you can't hide.
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babybecks
"because I am involved in Mankind;"
10:24 PM on 02/26/2011
So because you don't like the leader/s of a country, that qualifies everyone in it as "silly" to you? What a narrow-minded view of the world.
10:33 PM on 02/26/2011
I have no problem saying I don't like tyrants and dictators and will happily do everything in my power to see that they are removed from power, put in trial and treated as humanly as they treated saddam hussein or milosivic.

As for narrow minded. If you feel that dictators and tyrants have a place in this world abusing human rights then I feel sorry for you.
ThatsTheTheWayItIs
religion, ideology, partisanship are delusional
08:48 PM on 02/26/2011
Big deal, a 1GW nuclear reactor. The world is installing 14 GW of solar power annually.

Nuclear power is dead, has no market. Not green enough, not cheaper than nat gas.
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Wozzeck
Pearl Bay, Australia
09:12 PM on 02/26/2011
There are 60 nuclear power plants under construction.
Solar is still a minor factor:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World_energy_usage_width_chart.svg
ThatsTheTheWayItIs
religion, ideology, partisanship are delusional
09:47 PM on 02/26/2011
Solar is now installing the equivalent of 14 1GW power plants a year, and growing at 20%. The next four years of solar will cover those 60 plants, and they won't be done in four. As for solar being daytime only, we only build plants for daytime, we idle them at night. AC uses 40% of our electricity, and guess when we need that?

Bush set a goal on taking office to build six US nuclear plants. He built none, and only one in GA is even still being planned. Nuclear is dead in the US, other nations are still adding it so like Iran they can get nukes.
08:46 PM on 02/26/2011
Not a surprise; if it weren't so scary, it would be quite touching to see this scientific and technological backwater try to build one of the most difficult devices on earth.
11:30 PM on 02/26/2011
So, why are you guys pooping in your pants whenever Iran is mentioned?
01:54 AM on 02/27/2011
I heard you liked the smell!
06:40 PM on 02/27/2011
because they violate the territorial sovereignty of their neighbors, fund terror groups, and threaten to wipe israel off the map?
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Wozzeck
Pearl Bay, Australia
11:44 PM on 02/26/2011
The Bushehr reactor is Russian designed VVER-1000 variant built under Russian supervision.
You don't have any idea what you are talking about, as usual.
06:41 PM on 02/27/2011
right, iranian engineers had no input at all on anything going on there. I'm sure.
08:28 PM on 02/26/2011
Gee.. what a gosh darn shame!
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david5000
Detective & Pilot
08:26 PM on 02/26/2011
The problem is there are too many traitors who will trade their country for money.

The worm did not get there on its own in addition a lot of leaked information lead to believe there are plenty of spies and traitors.

Let it be Iran or any other country, I have no sympathy for people who betray their country.
08:36 PM on 02/26/2011
Like Bush and Cheney?
08:38 PM on 02/26/2011
Like the people of Libya?
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david5000
Detective & Pilot
08:40 PM on 02/26/2011
There are trait ors in Libya and Syria and Egypt and in many countries, and yes in our own country too.
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wowme
It was worth it.
08:20 PM on 02/26/2011
Maybe this is just not their thing
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Wozzeck
Pearl Bay, Australia
08:19 PM on 02/26/2011
A description of Bushehr fuel rod assemblies:
http://www.juancole.com/2010/08/nakhai-bushehr-plant-going-hot.html

One area of concern might be metallurgical problems with the zirconium cladding of the Russian fuel rods.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
MISTERUNCONVENTIONAL
The only attitude I've ever had is a bad one.
09:57 PM on 02/26/2011
Good link, thanks.

And you detect cladding problems how, by detecting U235 in the reactor water, telling you you've got unsealed fuel elements?

My guess is you've ALWAYS got x% of leaking elements, no?

Warpage of fuel rods, control rods that are sticking, debris in the water channels...

My guess would be you wouldn't unfuel a reactor unless you had a hot-spot you couldn't control, creating voids.

Another commenter here has suggested that re-arranging the geometry to get an more even flux is normal business.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
streetmagik
You can't fight in here this is the war room!!
08:08 PM on 02/26/2011
And here I thought they said Stuxnex was all sorted out and was not big deal.

Lets see what else that little bug can do, somehow just breaking some centerfuges didn't seem like quite enough.

Now lets hope the worm spreads to other facilities, especially the secret ones.
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Stilyagi
Making a board with a bigger nail in it.
11:22 PM on 02/26/2011
That little bug can reactiviate itself. Whooops!

Looks like Iran might have to go through the whole disassembly process quite a few more times!

At least until they are hit with the next generation virus! hehehehe
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Osapient1
07:59 PM on 02/26/2011
Thank you again, Israel... The world owes you a debt...
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babybecks
"because I am involved in Mankind;"
08:13 PM on 02/26/2011
More than what America already gives it every year?
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Osapient1
08:31 PM on 02/26/2011
First Osirak and now Bushehr, you bet!!!
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
MISTERUNCONVENTIONAL
The only attitude I've ever had is a bad one.
09:58 PM on 02/26/2011
Yeah, and when WWIII breaks out in the Middle East because Israel can't get along with its neighbors, then we'll really owe them, right?

Stuxnet perpetrated against any other country would have been considered an act of war.
10:33 PM on 02/26/2011
There is no evidence whatsoever that Stuxnet originated in Israel. This is not a movie - this is real life.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Zanubiyah
07:26 PM on 02/26/2011
I dont know if this nuclear power plant is a part of a covert programme for Iran to make weapons or not. If it is a 'setback' for any weapon programme, then it is good.

I dont think anyone can be responsbile with these kinds of weapons in thier arsenal. We see how non nuclear weapons are used so freely when the offender can sit in a place off the battle field and not actually face those he is about to kill. Do we really want to make it so easy as to press a button and destroy a city without any feelings?

We have seen what nuclear weapons can do in thier primitive form by a 'supposedly' responsibile nation who used them on innocent people...in which no justificaton is plausable in a moral and ethical view, no matter what excuse is used or accepted.

If it was a computer virus that stopped this, I hope it spreads all around the world and does the exact same thing it did in Iran...everywhere, with no exceptions. There is no place in this world for a terror weapon like these.

I mean no place, without exception.
07:41 PM on 02/26/2011
It's just a power plant. Even IAEA agrees.
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Blodo
Time to build a better world
07:51 PM on 02/26/2011
Someday, maybe, our descendants will live in a sane world in which WMDs are just a strange anomaly of the past. Let's work toward that future.
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Vlady
Better Late
08:56 PM on 02/26/2011
I would love to see it this way. But unfortunately the future you are talking about has been passed with no chance of return.
10:34 PM on 02/26/2011
Not unless our decendants are slime molds which is a possibility if we keep trashing the earth as we are doing.
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Hannalee
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
07:16 PM on 02/26/2011
When Russia set out to complete the Bushehr plant (the foundation, built by Siemens, is more than 30 years old...), they didn't even have the original blueprints. It's sad if the Iranian people believe that having Russia complete a nuclear station for them is a point of pride. I am truly sorry for them. And it's not good for the rest of us. Nuclear technology could be a lot better with new ideas if we didn't seem to be wedded to basically the same old ideas. I've studied this a little and I don't know of any reason why we should trust current Russian technology any more than the old technology. I'm not sure whether there have been any substantial improvements. They have extremely bright scientists, it's not because they have no better ideas. Russians have a wonderful science culture. But I think we should beware of a criminally corrupt country like Russia under the control of dictators constructing such a large number of nukes internationally--the latest in India, I believe. That could sound like hyperbole. Isn't Russia a "democracy"? I leave it to you sharp political types to answer that one. I can't help but think we're going to learn this lesson--again--the hard way.
07:42 PM on 02/26/2011
It's sad that someone thinks that Russians are going to build a reactor on a foundation that was bombed out of existence almost 30 years ago in Iran/Iraq war.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
MISTERUNCONVENTIONAL
The only attitude I've ever had is a bad one.
10:00 PM on 02/26/2011
>they didn't even have the original blueprints­.

They could have asked the Israelis for a copy.
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