Friday, August 09, 2013

"Iran's Plan B for the Bomb" (NY Times--Yadlin and Golov) is erroneous and misleading

Amos Yadlin and Avner Golov of the (non-governmental) Institute for Israeli Security Studies have written an op-ed piece for the New York Times entitled "Iran's Plan B for the Bomb"

The piece is the usual assembly of claptrap, misleading statements about Iran's nuclear program and deception. Sober researchers would and should be ashamed of producing such nonsense for public consumption. Masking lack of accuracy in analysis with blatant political chicanery.

Articles like this drive me crazy, especially because the authors hide behind "opinion" to mask their erroneous and misleading statements.

There is no evidence anywhere that Iran has a nuclear weapons program, and I defy the authors to produce such evidence. No intelligence agency in the U.S., Israel or the U.N. has ever provided any proof of this. Iran's leaders have regularly denounced nuclear weaponry and stated that it would be a violation of Islamic principles to develop one. Obviously these brute facts do not deter those who have been rooting for a military attack on Iran for decades.

The hostile-to-Iran "authorities" cited in the article have been predicting that Iran would be one or two years away from making a bomb for years. It hasn't happened.

Quite aside from the lack of evidence for any Iranian nuclear weapons program, the practical logistics in making a nuclear weapon are simply not present in Iran. The Arak plant is not on line. The claim that Iran has enough low-enriched uranium to make (the purposely vague) "several" bombs is an outright lie. The facilities for weaponizing the non-existent plutonium produced by the Arak plant do not exist, and a delivery system for a purported nuclear weapon also does not exist.

I urge all Americans who doubt what I am saying here to read the concise and accurate new book: "A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is Wrong about Nuclear Iran" by award winning journalist Peter Oborne and Ph.D. physicist David Morrison.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Gateth Porter article you posted a few days ago says otherwise.

Not to mention the clean up at Parchin where inspectors were denied permission to visit.

How long are you going to keep up this charade?

Good luck with yor stint in California. Maybe the folks at the Hoover Institute can help you see things correctly.