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Comment: Re:False Flag (Score 3, Insightful) 197 197

There is this technology called OTDR:

It allows you to tell down to the inch where a cable was cut. Common practice is to use it from both ends to make sure there are not multiple cuts. If you think someone could hide a splicing activity, you are deluding yourself.

Comment: Re:Incredibly farfetched (Score 1) 252 252

The main problem I see is that you have seconds to live if your air conditioner dies,

Not really, at ~50km altitude, atmospheric pressure is near 1 atm, and temperature is just a tad warm for humans. If you go a little higher, you get into the normal temperature ranges for human habitation.

Comment: Re:Iran is not trying to save money (Score 1) 388 388 (link above in the story you are responding to)

You see the stuff about that they were down blending 20% enriched Uranium (the picture with the description of how a centrifuge works) because of an agreement in 2013. You don't need 20% enriched Uranium for reactor fuel. As they haven't actually gotten rid of the means of producing this material, why do you believe that they aren't working for a bomb?

Comment: Re:Nope! (Score 1) 388 388

What is the reason? Is it because they're a war-mongering nation that starts wars against other sovereign nations?

Name one war started by Israel. All the wars I have seen Israel involved in were started by other countries/peoples (Palestinians)

Is it because we love apartheid?

There is no apartheid in Israel. The Palestinians prefer to live the way they live. They have been offered full citizenship by Israel (if they stop trying to destroy it) or new land in Egypt. They instead choose to live in those tiny regions that Israel legitimately took from Syria, Egypt and Lebanon during the six days war. If the UN decided that the US wasn't the legitimate owner of Texas, does that make it true?

Or is it that they stole the nuclear weapons program secrets from us and have agents riddled throughout the halls of power in the US?

Now you are just getting absurd. Israel didn't need to steal anything, France and Israel worked together to get the nuke.

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