Monday, December 14, 2009

Strong Indications

And now, this little gem. Confidential intelligence documents obtained by The Times show that Iran is working on testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb. How nice. And does this come as a shock to anyone. If not, what has the world been waiting for? Have we such short memories that we need to enable a new Hitler with poor personal hygiene?

The technical document describes the use of a neutron source, uranium deuteride, which independent experts confirm has no possible civilian or military use other than in a nuclear weapon. Uranium deuteride is the material used in Pakistan’s bomb, from where Iran obtained its blueprint. “Although Iran might claim that this work is for civil purposes, there is no civil application,” said David Albright, a physicist and president of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, which has analysed hundreds of pages of documents related to the Iranian programme. “This is a very strong indicator of weapons work.”

What will be the next strong indicator...a mushroom cloud over Israel?

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