As Iran approaches what many experts consider the point of no return with its nuclear reactor coming online, some analysts are saying that it already may be too late to stop the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons with an Israeli attack. Why? The mechanics of ending Iran’s nuclear ambitions are enormously complex because the Iranians have scattered their complex in fortress-like complexes scattered all over the country in underground, fortified bunkers and labs hidden deep inside mountains.
The Bushehr facility -- a power plant along the Persian Gulf that uses non-weapons-grade fissile material -- will be Iran's first functioning nuclear reactor; its Russian-provided fuel is expected to be loaded up starting this weekend, according to Fox News.
While many observers, like former Bush administration arms expert John Bolton, have looked at the date of Russian assistance being the final tripwire, other experts say it’s already too late. Iran is going nuclear like it or not.
The country might be persuaded to abandon any efforts to build a bomb, they say, but -- like it or not -- Iran is going nuclear. And no number of Israeli F-16s is going to change that.
"We can't stop it. We can slow it down," Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., a member of the House Armed Services and Intelligence committees, told FoxNews.com.
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