Really funny. Mainstream media headlines are screaming: Iran allegedly planning nuclear weapon stronger than bomb used on Hiroshima.
Excerpts from AP read:
“The diagram was leaked by officials of a country critical of Iran’s atomic program to bolster their arguments that Iran’s nuclear program must be halted before it produces a weapon. They provided the diagram only on condition that they and their country were not named.”
Hmmm, wonder which country that could be.
And then this gem:
“A senior diplomat who is considered neutral on the issue confirmed that the graph obtained by the AP was indeed one of those cited by the IAEA in that report. He spoke only on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue.”
Right, because the concept of a “neutral” diplomat is hardly an oxymoron. The “international community” is just filled with neutral diplomats weighing in on policy.
In sum this huge story that is now all over mainstream media, is essentially based on a slightly fancier version of Netanyahu’s cartoon bomb with technical terms in Farsi thrown in, coupled with an anonymous nation and a diplomat who refuse to be named. I am sure AP would have leaked such a diagram had it been submitted by anti-imperialist nations and diplomats who insisted on their anonymity with the aim of exposing Israel’s nuclear capacity. Right.
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