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  •  I didn't Rec this diary, actually, (2+ / 0-)
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    happenstance, Claudius Bombarnac

    exactly because I determined it to be speculative.  With different, stronger evidence it really WOULD be important breaking news.   But I can hold reservations on front-paging something -- while still thinking its ok to talk about without being accused of promoting lies.

    It's true that even with warnings and disclaimers attached, that discussion of unfounded conjectures can amplify them -- but it can also provide a venue to challenge and debunk them.  

    I certainly hated watching our country being lied into Iraq.  It was so transparently a lie from day one -- or so it seemed to me.   Just maddening.   But with respect to Iran I am cautiously optimistic that Americans have little stomach at this time for opening new hostilities anywhere.  

    Clearly Iran has active nuclear program(s). Distinguishing between power-production capability and weapons capability is a job for technical experts, who mostly seem to agree that Iran has no verified current weapons program ... but that it's hard to prove a negative.  I don't think it's at all crazy to say they want one and are moving that way.  I do think it's crazy to say they have the bomb or will in five minutes.  Anywhere in between ... up for grabs and open to debate.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 03:33:39 PM PST

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