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Monday, October 01, 2012

Many people think the world would be a safer place if Iran DID have nuclear weapons, but you can't have everything

This piece by Christian Stork is essential reading for anyone interested in the facts about Iran's nuclear programme. Read it, and send it to any of your friends who may have bought into the Obama-Netanyahu "Iran is building a bomb and we can't allow that" bullshit.

A recent example of such deliberate obfuscation was the IAEA report on Iran from August 30, 2012. Typical American media accounts highlighted the increase in Iran’s nuclear infrastructure (underground centrifuge production, etc.), while failing to mention that their stockpile of 20%-enriched uranium—the only material capable of being enriched further to 85% or weapons grade—had actually diminished as a result of conversion to fuel plates for use in the Tehran Research Reactor, which produces medical isotopes. Thus nuclear development is highlighted, under the false premise that that equals progress toward a weapon, while exculpatory evidence is discarded: a case study in how news and propaganda function.

2 Comments:

At 01 October, 2012 18:57, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

I think we should draw down a red line. And include the requirement that Israel sign on to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and dump all of their weapons. Good for one is good for all, and I only hear one country threatening to bomb another.

 
At 02 October, 2012 23:40, Blogger Rob said...

Joe - spot on.

 

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