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Monday, December 05, 2005

SHORTER LGF: "BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!"

LizardWorld, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BushWorld, is pushing more agit-prop:

ElBaradei: Iran Only Months Away from Nukes
The leader of the UN’s toothless nuclear watchdog says Iran is only months away from having nuclear bombs.


This comes from the Jerusalem Post, which got it from [presumably Israeli] Army Radio, which in turn got it from The Independent in England.

Now, what did El Baradei actually tell the Independent?

Although IAEA officials have said it would take at least two years for Natanz to become fully operational, Mr ElBaradei believes that once the facility is up and running, the Iranians could be "a few months" away from a nuclear weapon. "That's why there is the concern of the international community about Iran," he said, "because lots of people feel it could be a dual purpose programme".


Did he believe the Iranians were building a nuclear weapon? "The jury's out," he said. "It's difficult to read their intention. We're still going through the programme to make sure it's all for peaceful purposes.



UPDATE:

A commenter showed Charles the light:
#597 Baldy 12/5/2005 10:02AM PST
Misleading Article in J Post: It Quotes the Independent, Which Says,

Although IAEA officials have said it would take at least two years for Natanz to become fully operational, Mr ElBaradei believes that once the facility is up and running, the Iranians could be "a few months" away from a nuclear weapon.


But it was too bright for Charles:

The IAEA, however, has been incredibly wrong so many times that we simply cannot trust this estimate.


As opposed to....

"We know for a fact there are weapons there." - Ari Fleischer, Jan. 9, 2003

1 comment:

moonbat monitor said...

no nukes for iran.