Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Iran Begins The Process
Of Uranium Enrichment

For peaceful purposes?

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has begun feeding uranium hexafluoride gas into centrifuges at its pilot nuclear fuel enrichment facility at Natanz, an official close to the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said on Tuesday.

He said International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors observed Iranian scientists putting UF-6 gas into a "very small number" of centrifuges, machines that turn uranium into fuel for nuclear reactors or, if enriched to high levels, atomic bombs.

Of course, we'll never know for sure, until that blinding light, and the intense heat of the nuclear wind gives us the wakeup call.