The latest news from Iran. According to the AP, “Iran may be cleaning up nuke work”. That is, they appear from satellites to be cleaning up radioactive debris from a site where they appear to be testing “nuclear triggers”. The report comes from diplomats working with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
“The IAEA has already identified the Parchin military site as the location of suspected nuclear weapons-related testing. In a November report, it said it appeared to be the site of experiments with conventional high explosives meant to initiate a nuclear chain reaction.
“It did not mention a neutron initiator as part of those tests but in a separate section cited an unnamed member nation as saying Iran may have experimented with a neutron initiator, without going into detail or naming a location for such work.”
If you are wondering what a nuclear initiator looks like, don’t bother asking at your nearest nuclear power plant. Peaceful users of nuclear energy don’t need them. Only warheads need them.
This must all be very mysterious to the great minds in the Obama Administration who think Iran just can’t make up its mind. As Obama’s Joint Chiefs Chairman said,
“We also know or believe we know that the Iranian regime has not decided that they will embark on the effort to weaponize their nuclear capability.…And we are of the opinion that the Iranian regime is a rational actor.”
In this administration’s mind, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are pacing up and down in their palaces, pondering whether it might be nice to have a nuclear weapon or not. They chuckle quietly over the fun they have had, incurring UN condemnations and painful sanctions, while teasing the western devils. But soon, they know, they will have to decide. Perhaps they listen to the old Loving Spoonfuls hit, “Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?” as they think.
But always, these two Persian Hamlets must come back to the infallible tool for correct thinking in the Islamic Republic.
“What would the 12th Imam do?”
According to this Islamic site, “He is the leader with the sword (sahib al-sayf).”