If truth be told, most Iranians dream of living in a Western style society that we in the West already realise is but an unsustainable Ponzi scheme. The order imposed by the mullahs since the fall of the Shah has not been to everyone’s liking and their volunteer Chastity Squads verily pillage and rape on the wild pretence of doing God’s holy work.
You won’t read about these outrages in the papers but expatriates in London gave first-hand accounts of bone-chilling meetings with an Islamic state apparatus they’re avidly working to dismantle from inside. This should be good news if news at all to CIA, MI6 and Mossad but attack plans are so advanced, it doesn’t matter how many rabbits they or Ahmedinajad pull out of the hat, a new Shah awaits to sign oil deals.
At a time when Americans themselves are calling their country the ‘Great Satan’, rising backers of Iran’s former regal regime are egging on US forces to put an end to the cabal of clerics, carpet bomb the country clean of anyone trading on purported piety. The place is bursting at the seams with young people in the midst of a Persian cultural revival, taking part in ancient festivals, they keenly remind visitors they’re not Arabs.
There’s no actual ‘story’ to report that we haven’t heard before, ‘they want nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and the West pretends to hold evidence they’re putting together a bomb’ is the entirety of the conversation. Those who hanker for a NATO-led cure hedge their bets with a prayer to ask that the daisy-cutters don’t fall anywhere near their person in the mayhem while Quds hard men dream of martyrdom, SNAFU.
Massive bloodshed in Libya with a follow-up NATO performance on Syria is detestable in the extreme but Iran is bound to get involved in this scrap and they plan to acquit themselves. The recent banning of Press TV in Britain set the demarcation point and there won’t be any more thumbing of Iran’s nose at the West with truth in journalism, the regime will be brought down and Iranians are now resolved to make the best of it.
But not everyone is so keen to see an end to the status quo, the Teheran equivalent of US TV’s Special Victim’s Unit are still on the hunt for the killer of physicist Daryoush Rezaei, gunned down last summer by unknown assailants. He was rumoured to be part of Iran’s nuclear program but the local gumshoe’s beg to differ, his work may have included quantum mechanics but his private research was strictly in academia.
The rumour mill still claims he was killed by Mossad and others say he was seeking the Philosopher’s Stone. Strange? Gold production by artificial means has failed in Alchemy through the ages but particle accelerators and nuclear reactors have put paid to all that by processing the only stable gold isotope, Au-197. With mercury isotope Hg-196, which occurs with a frequency of 0.15% in natural mercury, it’s convertible to gold by neutron capture, and following K+- decay into Au-197 with slow neutrons.
Other mercury isotopes are converted when irradiated with slow neutrons into one another or formed mercury isotopes, which then beta decay into thallium. Using fast neutrons, the wondrous mercury isotope Hg-198, which is contained to 9.97% in natural mercury, can be converted by splitting off a neutron and becoming Hg-197, which then disintegrates to stable gold. It is also possible to eject several neutrons with very high energy into the other mercury isotopes in order to get the Hg-197 but such high-energy neutrons can only be produced by expensive particle accelerators.
With the world’s richest uranium mine conveniently located directly below a state of the art enrichment plant, Iran was bound to provoke the usual IAEA suspects. Ever wondered what their pals really do at CERN? Is Gold Standard money in place of our collapsing Fiat system a good idea with such technology readily available? If Iran can produce hillocks of nuclear gold for next to nothing, well then, that is a ‘sort of’ bomb!