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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Shush: Recent whispering about Iran

Via Eric at Wampum
Top-ranking Americans have told equally top-ranking Indians in recent weeks that the US has plans to invade Iran before Bush’s term ends. In 2002, a year before the US invaded Iraq, high-ranking Americans had similarly shared their definitive vision of a post-Saddam Iraq, making it clear that they would change the regime in Baghdad.
Supposedly, that's from the Calcutta Telegraph, September 25, 2005.

At the end of May, I summarized something I often heard at Harvard:
a significant number of security analysts think that the US might well employ a relatively simple airstrike against Iran's nuclear facilities sometime in the next year.
Meanwhile, the guys at Arms Control Wonk quote a "Western, Vienna-based diplomat" saying "The UF6 is crap."

UF6 refers to Iran’s uranium conversion facility (UCF) at Esfahan, "which forms the basis for IC [intelligence community's] judgements about Iran’s proximity to a nuclear weapons capability."


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