Russia will start to fuel the Bushehr reactor on 21 August. After that point, an attack would release a large radioactive dust cloud, endangering civilians who, oddly enough, are packed into residential districts surrounding the plant. The concept of "human shields" always seems to work well for the Islamists.
Israel has until the weekend to launch a military strike on Iran's first nuclear plant before the humanitarian risk of an attack becomes too great, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said Tuesday.
"What this does is give Iran a second route to nuclear weapons in addition to enriched uranium," Bolton said. "It's a very, very huge victory for Iran."
He noted that the reactor gives Iran something that both Iraq and Syria were never able to achieve because their facilities were destroyed [by Israel].
"Iran will have achieved something that no other opponent of Israel, no other enemy of the United States really in the Middle East has, and that is a functioning nuclear reactor," he said on Fox Business Network.
Note the two fishing villages in addition to the worker housing. If Israel attacks, expect to see our wonderful media show pictures of children with limbs blown off, wailing mothers, buildings collapsed on top of people, etc. Based on past experience there will probably be 42 weddings going on during the strike.