Sunday, March 03, 2013

Old News

Following links in today's news I came across this 15 month old story on Iran pursuing and mastering nuclear weapon technology.  Here's the money quote,
the new disclosures fill out the contours of an apparent secret research program that was more ambitious, more organized and more successful than commonly suspected. Beginning early in the last decade and apparently resuming — though at a more measured pace — after a pause in 2003, Iranian scientists worked concurrently across multiple disciplines to obtain key skills needed to make and test a nuclear weapon that could fit inside the country’s long-range missiles, said David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector who has reviewed the intelligence files.  (emphasis added)
Read that quote and recall that American scientists did that very same thing in the 1950's and 60's.  We figured out how to put multiple warheads on a single missile.  Even now, American science and technology combine to create new weapons of war and market them to the world

Knowing that history, I find the freak-out about Iran to be less than convincing.  Weapons proliferation and the willingness to use those weapons against others are always a matter of concern but when I look at the record, I see that the enemy is us.

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