For months now, President Obama has been trying to sell the world on his plan that would give nuclear weapons to Iran, potentially allowing the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world to join the nuclear club. But at the same time he is undertaking that policy, he seems to be making it harder for the U.S. to maintain its own nuclear arsenal–this time by closing the last U.S.-owned uranium plant.
As Newsmax reports, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is ending the American Centrifuge project in Piketon, Ohio, on Sept. 30. The facility’s 235 workers have already been told that their jobs are coming to an end.
“We have concluded that continued support from the federal government for additional data from Piketon operations has limited remaining value,” a joint DOE/National Nuclear Security Administration statement said.
A Republican Congressman from Ohio, Brad Wenstrup, is outraged by the move. “This is beyond belief,” Wenstrup said in his own statement. “While this administration is greenlighting uranium enrichment in Iran and legitimizing 6,000 Iranian centrifuges, they’re shutting down domestic production here in America.”
The Congressman also called this move a “a dangerous threat to our national security.”
“This is a shameful and unilateral move by Department of Energy to walk away from a longstanding investment,” Wenstrup continued, “and leaves the region and the nation blindsided with another broken promise. This administration has unnecessarily and inexplicably inflicted more pain and uncertainty on the hardworking people of Pike County and Southern Ohio.”
A retinue of other officials from Ohio, including liberal Senator Sherrod Brown, have also decried the move, stating that the closure would endanger national security.
To supposedly make matters worse, this week, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was warning about Iran in a speech to the U.N., Obama’s national security team and Secretary of State’s office snubbed the Israeli PM’s speech, not bothering to attend.
Damaging America’s access to enriched uranium also features into yet another Hillary Clinton scandal. Several years ago, while Hilary was still Secretary of State, just as Russia was trying to buy a controlling interest in a Canadian company that runs many uranium mines in the USA, millions of dollars in donations suddenly fell into the pockets of Hillary Clinton’s “charity,” the Clinton Foundation. Naturally, as soon as those donation checks cleared, Hillary’s office found itself approving of the Russian buyout deal, giving the Russians a huge controlling interest in uranium mining in the U.S.A.