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    Iran suffers major setback at nuclear plant

    Iran told atomic inspectors this week that it had run into a serious problem at a newly completed nuclear reactor that was supposed to start feeding electricity into the national grid this month, raising questions about whether the trouble was sabotage, a startup problem, or possibly the beginning of the project’s end.

    In a report on Friday, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran told inspectors on Wednesday that it was planning to unload nuclear fuel from its Bushehr reactor — the sign of a major upset. For years, Tehran has hailed the reactor as a showcase of its peaceful nuclear intentions and its imminent startup as a sign of quickening progress.

    But nuclear experts said the giant reactor, Iran’s first nuclear power plant, now threatens to become a major embarrassment, as engineers remove 163 fuel rods from its core.

    Iran gave no reason for the unexpected fuel unloading, but it has previously admitted that the Stuxnet computer worm infected the Bushehr reactor. On Friday, computer experts debated whether Stuxnet was responsible for the surprising development.

    Russia, which provided the fuel to Iran, said earlier this month that the worm’s infection of the reactor should be investigated, arguing that it might trigger a nuclear disaster . Other experts said those fears were overblown, but noted that the full workings of the Stuxnet worm remained unclear.
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    Re: Iran suffers major setback at nuclear plant

    To me it doesn't really matter if the setback is sabotage, a startup problem, or what ever. The only thing that matters is that it's a setback, because that is great news.

    The peace of the world depends on Iran not having a Nuke.

    It's too bad we have the weakest possible person at the helm at a time when we need someone less apologetic and much more forceful in charge.

    Instead of fear Obama's persona provokes laughter.

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    Re: Iran suffers major setback at nuclear plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    To me it doesn't really matter if the setback is sabotage, a startup problem, or what ever. The only thing that matters is that it's a setback, because that is great news.

    The peace of the world depends on Iran not having a Nuke.

    It's too bad we have the weakest possible person at the helm at a time when we need someone less apologetic and much more forceful in charge.

    Instead of fear Obama's persona provokes laughter.
    You'd rather a warmonger?

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    Re: Iran suffers major setback at nuclear plant

    Them having a nuke doesnt matter at all.

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    Re: Iran suffers major setback at nuclear plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    You'd rather a warmonger?
    Better than a clown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    Re: Iran suffers major setback at nuclear plant

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    Re: Iran suffers major setback at nuclear plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    To me it doesn't really matter if the setback is sabotage, a startup problem, or what ever. The only thing that matters is that it's a setback, because that is great news.

    The peace of the world depends on Iran not having a Nuke.

    It's too bad we have the weakest possible person at the helm at a time when we need someone less apologetic and much more forceful in charge.

    Instead of fear Obama's persona provokes laughter.
    We need another President Reagan!

    America is the only country that should have nukes.

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    Re: Iran suffers major setback at nuclear plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The peace of the world depends on Iran not having a Nuke.
    pure hyperbole!!!

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    Re: Iran suffers major setback at nuclear plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    To me it doesn't really matter if the setback is sabotage, a startup problem, or what ever. The only thing that matters is that it's a setback, because that is great news.

    The peace of the world depends on Iran not having a Nuke.

    It's too bad we have the weakest possible person at the helm at a time when we need someone less apologetic and much more forceful in charge.

    Instead of fear Obama's persona provokes laughter.
    " Iran’s first nuclear power plant has been attacked by a sophisticated computer worm designed to disrupt power grids and other industrial facilities using SCADA systems. The worm, however, hasn’t caused any damage but did succeed in infecting computers.

    It has been suggested that the worm, which hit the Bushehr nuclear power plant, is the work of Israeli hackers."

    Cyber attack - Stuxnet worm hits Iranian nuclear plant - Ireland’s CIO and strategy news and reports service – Siliconrepublic.com

    Stuxnet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




    Not sure if the current issues are related to the "Stuxnet virus" attack 6 months ago. But would be a reasonable suspicion. Check the links. Fascinating story and a big win for the "good guys".....

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