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Iran, IAEA, and Detonation Nanodiamond Synthesis

Updated on January 5, 2012

Can Nanodiamond Synthesis Start An Iran War

photo by azwegers on Flickr
photo by azwegers on Flickr

Is Iran Synthesizing Nanodiamonds Or Building Nuclear Bombs

In my previous article on nanodiamonds (see link at the bottom of the page) I explored the interesting direction such specialty fields as nanomedicine are taking with regards to researching nanoscale diamonds for use as fluorescent biomarkers or as a means to provide succor to anti-cancer drugs which otherwise would be rejected by a patient's tumor. What is amazing now is that something so incredibly small has emerged to the forefront of what could be one of the greatest and perhaps most regrettable decisions that the United States will make in our lifetimes. That is that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is citing a nanodiamond creation facility as evidence that Iran is on the brink of nuclear capability and that the only way to hold the world together will be to send forces in preemptive strikes just as was done in the case of Iraq which surely must be universally accepted as a failure for all but the corporations and top elites who benefited from the battles fought by American military personnel, many of whom ultimately paid with their life. This is not a decision to be made lightly and yet it appears, unfortunately, that only one 2012 presidential candidate is willing to look at things objectively and try to rationally decide a proper course of action. The others are all too quick to condemn Iran and push their agenda as if their first action in office would be to bomb one of the world's oldest civilizations, a country rich in culture and home to around 78 million people. This despite the fact that no "candidate" for president can have the proper intel to make a truly informed decision. It is something that only someone on the inside can make after being briefed and taking the oath and studying the situation as commander-in-chief. These candidates and mainstream media are quick to push their fear propaganda and nanodiamonds just happen to be a major portion of the scripted narrative.

Set aside for a moment the proposition as to whether or not a state such as Iran should be allowed to join the "nuclear club" and whether it is the role of the United States to make that decision. The United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel are all thought to be current members of the nuclear club and I can understand the argument for and against Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. Much of the mainstream media is meant to demonize the country in the worst way possible, but let's assume that it is agreed that Iran should not be obtaining nuclear weapons knowledge despite the fact that one cannot hide nature. It is impossible to keep a people from discovering the atom and the true nature of the universe if they decide to look. Now assuming that they should play by the inspector's rules and not be enriching Uranium to bomb-grade material levels or other such nefarious activities then the United States government and assisting agencies have an extreme responsibility to present their case against Iran in a beyond a reasonable doubt fashion and whether or not that should be done in secret is debatable but it must certainly go to the Congress where our elected representatives must decide whether or not to declare war as outlined in the constitution and not the basis of some conspiracy. Orwellian drones committing assassinations of United State's citizens based on executive order and bills allowing indefinite detention without trial or wars without declaration cannot be tolerated by a society that wishes to remain free.

The primary case that the IAEA has for war-mongering in Iran is based on a report of Vyacheslav Danilenko who is a foreign scientist allegedly involved in collaborating with Iran in the designing of an explosion containment chamber that could be used for the testing of hydrodynamic experiments or simulated nuclear explosions. All evidence to the contrary points to the fact that Danilenko is just a nanodiamond expert who has spent his years learning and developing the process of dynamic detonation nanodiamond synthesis. Now, let me admit that I am nuclear physicist (and in fact that is exactly what Danilenko confesses as well) but I have found no evidence that nanodiamonds are linked to the creation of nuclear bombs. If anyone reads this and knows otherwise then please leave a comment as this is the key element used to push for war in Iran. A former inspector of the IAEA itself even claims that it would be ridiculous to test a multi-point initiation system in the "large cylindrical object" found at the Parchin military complex in Iran. He says that such tests would most certainly be conducted outdoors with the use of firing tables. Danilenko has worked in the field of nanodiamond synthesis since 1962 including writing a chapter "On the Discovery Of Detonation Nanodiamond" in the book Ultrananocrystalline Diamond, Synthesis, Properties, and Applications" which you can find below. The Iranian scientist has also given lectures at Philadelphia's Drexel University on the design of reactors for nanodiamond synthesis. All of this seems to leave the IAEA with a pretty fragile case against the Islamic Republic of Iran and the organization must be held to a higher standard when presenting such a case for war before the US and her allies decide to try and knock President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his people back a couple of decades in a move that will most certainly invite blowback from the Persian regime.

Note: Furthering their case, Iran is holding the 4th International Conference On Nanostructures (ICNS4) in Kish Island, Iran on March 12 - 14 2012 and although Danilenko is not an invited speaker, there are other interesting keynotes.

Nanocrystal Synthesis Books Including Danilenko's Work

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    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 5 years ago from USA

      The Gulf of Tonkin or Pearl Harbor, the burning of the German parliament led to a change of heart from people. The American entered the second world war, waged war on Vietnam and the Germans elected Hitler.

      I am as disillusioned as you are concerning Obama.

    • Larry Fields profile image

      Larry Fields 5 years ago from Northern California

      Let's remember some modern Century history. The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, which was the pretext for Johnson escalating the War in Vietnam, is regarded by historians as either a partial or a total fabrication.

      Ditto for WMD in Iraq, although there was an element of cherry-picking there. The Bushies rejected the strong evidence against WMD there, and accepted the weak evidence for non-existent WMD. Dubya was bored with the economy, and wanted to be a war president.

      A borderline sociopath in the Whitehouse can lie through his teeth about a bogeyman in some non-English-speaking country, kill hundreds of thousands of people, throw hundreds of billions of dollars down a rat hole, and get away with it!

      Obama has proved that his middle initial is W. I don't trust him as far as I can throw an elephant.

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      Deforest 5 years ago from USA

      In what way can you understand that anyone can be against Iran? Are you joking when you are referring to a legal procedure to verify Iran's intentions? In what way Iraq did escape the expeditious trial made by the U.S. government and congress?

      Any country is entitled to the nuclear power as a dissuasive against any country's greed.