Archive for May 2009
Iranian nuclear warheads redux: The evidence that North Korea has tested a viable nuclear weapon, on the order of 10 kilotons or so, is indisputable. I don’t intend to repeat my entry “Iranian nuclear warheads — a technical note” here (scroll down the page a little), but I will say this: given the close links between the Iranians and the North Koreans on nuclear weapons development–the Iranians were present at the fizzle of 2006–this has to be seen as an Iranian test too. And if the Israelis intend to strike, they should do it now. And yes, it really is that simple.
The NYT rule: The New York Times seems like an intelligent paper, good writing, comprehensive foreign coverage…unless…unless you actually know something about the topic at hand. Then it’s usually, horribly, insultingly wrong.
I’m about to turn to my chapter about Falun Gong’s amazing penetration of the Chinese firewall, so this article from the New York Times, is a wonderful, brilliant exception to the NYT rule. Frankly, it makes me want to shout from the rooftops.