Friday, April 14, 2006

Novus Ordo Seclorum

Iran celebrates uranium enrichment. Read here too.


terrye said...

Doves. How appropriate. More street theatre. What did these folks do to celebrate before the advent of film?

Anonymous said...

Oh! And they're wearing their colorful folkloric costumes!


terrye said...


Well this will make you sleep better:

Operation Merlin:

It called for the unnamed scientist, a defector from the Soviet Union, to offer Iran the blueprint for a “firing set” — the intricate mechanism which triggers the chain reaction needed for a nuclear explosion.

Risen said the Clinton-approved plan ended up handing Tehran “one of the greatest engineering secrets in the world, providing the solution to one of a handful of problems that separated nuclear powers such as the United States and Russia from rogue countries such as Iran that were desperate to join the nuclear club but had so far fallen short.”

I saw that over at Strata Sphere .

Could this be true? Would anyone do anything this reckless and stupid?

Rick Ballard said...

Link to Risen piece in the Guardian.

Who peddled all this to Risen? What the hell is going on at the CIA?

Is it a triple game to keep the US from hitting Iran by making it seem likely they have a functional nuclear weapon? I don't believe that will work.

Knucklehead said...

This Merlin story stinks to high heaven.

terrye said...


Well it is just so weird. They would have to know the world was crawling with out-of-work Soviet scientists. Besides, there is no way the IAEA would go for this and I don't see Clinton going out on a limb like that. It is not his nature.

Maybe someone should ask him. Let his ass be grilled for a change.

Rick Ballard said...


Yeah, we could put Clinton under oath, we'd be sure of getting to the tr.. , well we'd find out something, anyway.


The story reminded me of the Spy v Spy series in Mad Magazine back in the early '60's. Risen (or 2680674, as he will soon be known) doesn't appear to have reality firmly in his grasp. When he gets out of Leavenworth he should audition for an Art Bell type early AM (as in 2) radio show.

terrye said...


Well it depends on what the definition of nuclear secret is. I can hear it now.