Thursday, April 15, 2010

Either Way, It Looks Like We Are In For Some "Earth-Shattering" News From Iran

Over at Pajamas Media, Michael Ledeen makes the case for the possibility that Iran will join "The Nuclear Club"--in a month:
A couple of days ago, I came across an odd story in Agence France Press, wherein I learned that Iran’s fanatical President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — increasingly known by his derogatory nickname “the chimpanzee” — is calling for 5 million people to move out of Tehran.  Why?  Because, he said, “Iran’s capital sits on several fault lines and is threatened by earthquakes.” With five million fewer people, Tehran would be“more manageable in case of an incident.”
Ledeen juxtaposes this news with another report:

Iran to Join N. Club 
An official from the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced that the country will join the world nuclear club within a month in a bid to deter possible attacks on the country.

"No country would even think about attacking Iran after Iran's membership in the club," Deputy Head of AEOI for Research Behzad Soltani said on Tuesday.
Bedeen writes:
What if Mr. Soltani is saying that there’s going to be a nuclear test within a month?  This might explain Ahmadinejad’s sudden concern about earthquakes shaking Tehran.
I suppose that could mean Obama would no longer be able to tie Iranian sanctions to Israeli concessions.

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