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Iran six months from nukes?

Maybe so, according to German Intel although I don't know that they have any more accurate information than anyone else does. What I found highly entertaining and very indicative of why the media is nearly useless for anything other than gossip and laughs, was the accompanying article. The two Reuters journalists who write this report say some things so stunningly dense I was gobsmacked.

Some analysts say Iran may be close to having the required material for producing a bomb, but most say the weaponization process would then take one to two years due to technical and political hurdles.

"Weaponizing" enrichment would not escape the notice of U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), unless it was done at a secret location.

No shit. The ever-vigilant IAEA would certainly nail those Iranians unless they did something super sneaky like hide their activities. Those bastards!

Until now there have been no indications of any such covert diversion, a point made by the IAEA's incoming director-general shortly after his election earlier this month.

Come with me on this one. "No indications of any such covert diversion" I wonder if that's because covert tends to mean secret and maybe they didn't issue any press releases that IAEA's moron-in-chief El Baradei and his team of Clouseaus could read while lounging by the pool.

Current IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei has said it is his "gut feeling" that Iran is seeking at least the capability to build nuclear weapons, in order to protect itself from perceived regional and U.S. threats.

Well that is encouraging Mohammed, glad to know your gut had time off from digesting petit fours and canapes to state the bloody freaking obvious. What an ultra maroon.

(Writing by Noah Barkin and Sylvia Westall; Editing by Richard Balmforth)

Congratulations to the professionals at Reuters for putting out a piece of journalistic brilliance that left me and many others almost uninformed and dumb enough to serve in El Baradei's beloved IAEA.