The Times of Israel: Prototypic Israeli bullshit in action
Israeli warmongering agents who spread rumors of Iran having a nuke have been
at it for at least a decade. They include John Bolton, David Albright, Yukiya
Amano, George Jahn, and, of course, virtually every editor of every Israeli
newspaper. An article in today’s Times of Israel is a good example of
their modus operandi: stir the pot with speculation and rumors based on unnamed,
covert sources "close" to someone who knows something. This is the
exact same formula that got over 100,000 Iraqis and 5000 Americans killed in the
The Times of Israel is an online rag run by David Horovitz, who was
formerly an editor at the Jerusalem Post. It is funded by Seth Klarman
who runs the hedge fund Baupost Group, one of the largest hedge funds in the
world. Here’s their idea of journalism:
The salacious ToI
headline on Mar29.2013 reads: "Iran said advancing ‘at murderous
pace,’ could have bomb by July"
Of course, when you drill down into the article to find out who said that,
you don’t get any answers. "Said" refers to no one. OK, someone may
have said it, like some taxi driver, but you’ll never find out who that
someone is by reading the article.
Furthermore, regardless what the taxi driver said, what the actual article
quotes "unnamed security sources" as saying is quite different: Not
that Iran could have a bomb by July but that "Iran could have the
capability to build a nuclear bomb by July."
Obviously having a bomb and having the capability of building a bomb are two
entirely different things. America had the capability of building a nuke in 1943
but didn’t have one until 1945. But what does "capability" mean?
Does it mean know-how? Well, that must be a minimum. Does it mean having all the
components in place, including the plutonium or enriched uranium? One would
think so. And at that point do they have a bomb? No. How long does it take to
assemble and test the components? Hmmm.
What about the "murderous pace" characterization? Yeah, anytime you
use the word "murder" in a sentence, it’s pretty scary. So, who said
that? Dunno’. It was another anonymous source, this time talking to another
Israeli rag, the Maariv. Can we figure this out?
Well, that "murderous pace" comment refers back to a simulated
nuclear explosion allegedly carried out by Iran at the end of 2012. OK, now we
know where we’re going – that simulated nuclear explosion story came from an
idiot article George Jahn wrote about a sophomoric bell-shaped
graph that has been ridiculed by just about every commentator in the world,
This bell-shaped BS is hitting all the Israeli rags because there’s
nothing like a bell-shaped curve with Persian sub-titles to get Israelis’
knickers in a twist. I mean nothing looks more scientific that the ole’ BSC.
Google: "George Jahn bell-shaped curve" and you’ll get lots of
commentary on this BS. Here is Garh
Porter's excellent dissection of Jahn's idiocy.
The only conclusion we can draw for this ToI article is that it is just one
more Israeli warmongering prick in the wall.