October 5, 2005

WHY NOT JUST INSTALL GPS UNITS FOR US? (via John Resnick):

Army takes control of Iran nukes (David R. Sands, October 5, 2005, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Iran's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has placed the military firmly in control of his nation's nuclear program, undercutting his government's claim that the program is intended for civilian use, according to a leading opposition group. [...]

"The military under the new president is firmly in control of the nuclear program and the nuclear negotiations with the United Nations and the West," said Mohammad Mohaddessin, chairman of the NCRI's foreign affairs committee, in a telephone interview yesterday.

The personnel changes "make it less and less credible that Iran is pursuing nuclear programs for peaceful uses," he said.


On the other hand, it makes it easier for Israel and/or the US to strike these targets which are now purely military and not civilian.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 5, 2005 2:33 PM
Comments

Hmm. One might infer that this means that they're getting awfully close...

Posted by: b at October 5, 2005 2:53 PM

Does this mean Israel will get to beta test some of those bunker busters we sold them sooner than later?

Posted by: John Resnick at October 5, 2005 2:54 PM

Which raises the consequential question: who controls the military?

Posted by: Luciferous at October 5, 2005 3:13 PM

There is something almost admirable about this. They come right out and tell us their intentions, and don't pretend to stab you in the back - they're stabbing you in the chest. Not that it'll make the European/IAEA diplomacy initiative an iota more effective.

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at October 5, 2005 3:21 PM

How does something that was never credible become less credible?

Posted by: David Cohen at October 5, 2005 3:39 PM
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