There is a piece of political trash masquerading as “science” reporting here:
Here’s my reply to Loudermilk.
Your writing here is utterly disgraceful. It reeks of example of political Xenophobia verging on the imperialist supremacy.
Is it in your job specification on this site to rub your crystal ball and reveal the actual intent of the Iranian powers that be?
“But how can they tell the Iranian operation is intended to make nuclear weapons rather than nuclear power? Secrecy, of course is a big clue. If the facility is above board, then there’s no point in hiding it”
That is a disgraceful accusation that Iran intends to make nuclear weapons.
So you 0.2 second armchair analysis trumps the CIA, NSA and IAEA amongst others.
I’d be tempted to advise you to go back to Wallmart and return your super discount acetate ball, but that would be putting the emphasis for wishful quazi-factoids on the ball, and not you, whereas it is no one other than YOU who are responsible for this drivel.
And you even ‘apparently’ contradict yourself in mentioning the plant is operating yet.
If I was able to probe your political perspective and ‘values, I wonder how many cigars I’d win.
The argument ‘if you’ve got nothing to hide, you have no reason to do something in secret’ is utterly bogus and discredited fallacy, and is best left to the murky realms of your own dark fantasy.
Seeing as you quote Obama, Brown and Sarkozy without question, I have the compulsion to do the same for (the largely ceremonial President) Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
“We don’t have any problems with inspections of the facility. We have no fears,” said Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, referring to calls for immediate access to the site by inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN watchdog.
He countered the Obama/Brown and Sarkozy’s accusations of concealment saying there were no international requirements to declare any nuclear facility until 180 days before fissile material was introduced into it.
“Mr Obama is not a nuclear expert. We have to leave it to the IAEA to carry out its duties” he added.
You also said
“Iran might even let the U.N.’s nuclear detectives inspect it occasionally, rather than bar them and stockpile plutonium as North Korea has done.”
There is no night about it. Iran HAS allowed IEAS inspections of its facilities. You portray it as something that’s in the offing, and shovelling North Korea as a benchmark to Iran is preposterous.
Iran’s supreme leader has declared nuclear weapons as anti-Islamic. The authorities in Iran have said numerous times they are not pursuing nuclear weapons.
Most industrial militarised countries around the world have secret facilities. Do they draw your fire? Not to mention The US and Israel who use illegal white phosphorous weapons against civilians as demonstrated in places like Fallujah and Gaza.
Channel Four – Mark Thomas – Secret Map Of Britain (2002)
Channel Four – Mark Thomas: Weapons Inspector
Mark takes on the role of UNTHOM weapons inspector, and sets out to find WMD – not in Iraq – but in Britain and the US
Cold War, British Dirty Science
What a miserable sloppy and unprofessional article you wrote. I feel the compulsion to review your other ‘articles’ to see what lurks within them, and your morbid cander with nuclear weapons
Really! How anti-scientific of you.
Now, lets look forward to you writing of nuclear issues in the context of the US/UK/Russia/France/china/India/Pakistan and Israel – the former five being in breach of the NPT by constantly upgrading their weapons systems, and lets not forget, the first of those is the only country ever to use nuclear weapons – on civilians – TWICE!
How long will my wait be?