My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


This Is The Kind Of Sourcing We Need

Read the following excerpt from a Captain's Quarters post this morning:

"(Abdul Qadeer) Khan gave Iran a quantity of HEU (highly enriched uranium) in 2001, so they already have some," Farid Soleiman, a senior spokesman for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), told reporters.
"I would doubt it was given enough for a weapon," he added.

The State Department lists the NCRI, the political front for the People's Mujahideen Organization, as a terrorist organization -- think Sinn Fein and the IRA. However, Reuters reports that diplomats regard the NCRI as the best source of information on Iran's nuclear program and that the group has delivered accurate and timely information to the IAEA in the past.

So, we have information coming to us from an opposition organization in exile (sound familiar?) reported in the New York Times; said organization is on the State Department's terrorist organization list--love that State Department; and we have Reuters telling us that diplomats (read: state department officials) trust said exile organization.

Great. Isn't this the sort of thing that's gotten us into a little bit of trouble recently? So, by all means, let's jump in on this one and run with it.

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