October 16, 2009

Iranian uranium turns Iranian centrifuges into silly putty

Quico says: For the longest time, the conventional wisdom was that it would be senseless for Iran to seek uranium supplies outside its own territory, because they could source plenty of the stuff domestically.

It now turns out that impurities in Iran's uranium supply may be wrecking their enrichment hardware.

Now, I'm no nuclear scientist...but isn't this precisely the kind of thing that might send you off looking for higher grade supplies elsewhere? Say, in a close ally's sparsely populated jungle regions?