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I Know, Let’s Have Another War

You have probably heard about the IAEA report on Iran. McClatchy reports U.N. watchdog confirms Iran tried to build nuclear bomb

WASHINGTON — Iran worked for five years to develop a nuclear warhead for a ballistic missile before abruptly halting the project in late 2003, and some aspects of a nuclear weapons program “may still be ongoing,” the U.N. nuclear watchdog reported Tuesday.

First off, this isn’t an official report yet, as it hasn’t been approved by the IAEA board, but it was selectively leaked.

Second, it confirms what was already reported by a US intelligence estimate, that Iran stopped working on a weapons program in 2003.

Third, in 2005 the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei issued a fatwa against the production, stockpiling, or use of nuclear weapons as ‘unIslamic’.

Fourth, it has been centuries since Iran has attacked anyone.

Part of the ‘evidence’ cited is a large metal tank that is supposedly being used to develop a nuclear trigger. Jim White at Emptywheel in association with other bloggers looked at that issue and discovered that it is used to make nanodiamonds. The ‘Russian physicist’ whom the Iranians consulted, is actually the Ukrainian physicist who developed the process. The explosives are detonated in the tank to supply the heat and pressure necessary to convert carbon into its diamond form.

Anyone remember the mobile biological warfare lab that Iraq had? The one that turned out to be a mobile hydrogen generator for weather balloons after the country was laid to waste.


1 Badtux { 11.10.11 at 1:43 am }

Yeah yeah, still waiting to see those weapons of mass destruction with which Iraq was brimming, brimming I say. Sheesh, do they really expect the American public to fall for this twice in a row? Oh wait, we’re talking about the American public, 50% of whom are below average and average ain’t so smart nowadays… SIIIIGH! WASF.

– Badtux the Waddling Penguin

2 Bryan { 11.10.11 at 11:13 am }

They use the same script, and the media just reads it to the ‘people’ to justify whatever the crazies want to do. If you complain, you are ‘unAmerican’.

3 Badtux { 11.11.11 at 3:18 am }

And it works every time. Heck, it worked in 1898 too. The more things change…

– Badtux the Historical Penguin

4 Bryan { 11.11.11 at 9:46 pm }

We can probably go back to 1846 for our first major foray into the practice, but Hearst made the media involvement obvious in 1898.