The Fukushima disaster
has been re-rated as a 7, putting it on a par with Chernobyl, which means that the event has had and will have widespread detrimental health effects. I wonder if Jay Lehr
of the "prestigious" Heartland Institute is going to apologize? Nahh... Propagandists never do.Nuke Iran: Alan Dershowitz, who used to be sane, wants Israel to destroy the Iranian reactors. This, despite the fact that the Fukushima example tells us what to expect. (In fact, we should expect much worse.)
As this critical response shows, Dershowitz' premise is flawed. He holds that Israeli action is justified because Israel (and no-one else) alleges that Iranian arms were found on an aid ship called the Victoria, which the Israelis intercepted on the way to Gaza.
The mortar shells which putatively were found aboard the ship are pictured here. And here are actual Iranian shells of the exact same vintage. I've reproduced both bombs in the side-by-side comparison displayed above; click on image to enlarge.
Incidentally: What about Israel's illegal nukes? If Israel can bomb an Iranian nuclear plant, why shouldn't someone else bomb Dimona?
Something is brewing. Don't be surprised to see Israel blast its way into the front-page headlines again soon.
(I did a little Googling to find an exact match for the mortars found on the Victoria; so far, no luck. But I did come across this page from Croatia. You know what that site needs? A shopping cart. And free shipping. Y'know, like Amazon. "Customers who bought this item also bought...")
On another topic -- Obama's speech: A lot of people seem focused on what he'll have to say. Should we be? Even if he says a few of the right words, by now we all should have noticed the disconnect between what the man says and what he does.