Saturday, July 19, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Just in case you thought it was only President Bush, Dick Cheney and the "Military Industrial Complex" claiming that Iran is hell-bent on obtaining nukes, the New York Times (that bastion of right wing ideology) publishes this damning story about the Islamic republic's "peaceful nuclear program".
The key paragraphs:
"The International Atomic Energy Agency, in an unusually blunt and detailed report, said Monday that Iran’s suspected research into the development of nuclear weapons remained “a matter of serious concern” and that Iran continued to owe the agency “substantial explanations.”
The nine-page report accused the Iranians of a willful lack of cooperation, particularly in answering allegations that its nuclear program may be intended more for military use than for energy generation."
"Part of the agency’s case hinges on 18 documents listed in the report and presented to Iran that, according to Western intelligence agencies, indicate the Iranians have ventured into explosives, uranium processing and a missile warhead design — activities that could be associated with constructing nuclear weapons."
Interestingly, the Reuters headline on this story is "Iran says IAEA report shows nuclear work peaceful" The Reuters report significantly downplays the frustration of the IAEA at Iran's unwillingness to cooperate in making its nuclear program more transparent. This, despite noting at the very end of the report that, "The U.N. Security Council has imposed three rounds of sanctions against Iran for refusing to suspend its sensitive nuclear work."
After playing with other blogs over the past year or two, I reviewed my writings and decided that the best blog work I have done is here at Facts & Logic. So now, I am returning to this piece of cyberspace real estate that I think of as my blog home.