As you already know, Iran opened its first nuclear plant at Bushehr last week – “for peaceful purposes.”
Iran ‘12 months from nuclear weapon’ US warns as Bushehr reactor started
The US sought to reassure Israel that Iran is still a year away from building a nuclear weapon, as Iran’s leadership hailed the fuelling of its first nuclear power plant on Saturday. (emphasis added)
Gary Samore, President Obama’s adviser on nuclear issues, tried to ease tensions among Israeli officials by telling the New York Times that the process of converting nuclear material into a weapon that worked would take at least 12 months.
Tried to ease tensions among Israeli officials? by telling them the nukes are a year away?
Oh, I forgot, that’s “smart diplomacy.” Of course the Israelis will feel at ease to hear that a country which has declared itself willing to wipe them off the map and is headed by a messianic lunatic who thinks bringing Armageddon will make the 12th Imam turn up is a year away from actually having a nuclear bomb.
Imagine how much more at ease the Israelis are feeling with this other bit of news:
Iran unveils ‘ambassador of death’ bomber
But unmanned aircraft has ‘message of peace,’ President Ahmadinejad says
EHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sunday inaugurated the country’s first domestically built long-range unmanned bomber aircraft, calling it an “ambassador of death” to Iran’s enemies.
Speaking to a group of officials, Ahmadinejad said, “The jet, as well as being an ambassador of death for the enemies of humanity, has a main message of peace and friendship.”
The goal of the aircraft is to “keep the enemy paralyzed in its bases,” he said, adding that the jet is for deterrence and defensive purposes.
The president championed the country’s military self-sufficiency program and said it will continue “until the enemies of humanity lose hope of ever attacking the Iranian nation.”
Here in the USA we should be at ease too, contemplating the thought that Hugo Chavez is flying Hezbollah, members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) and other intelligence personnel right into our hemisphere (h/t Silvio).
Even more at ease, for those who understand the power of symbolism in Ahmadinejad’s mentality, the dates of all these happenings coincide with the commemoration of Muhammad’s flight on a winged horse to Jerusalem and then to heaven and back.
And a rocket or two, to bring home the “message of peace and friendship.”
Via Larwyn, Jim Hoft has a photo of Ajad’s baby,
The unveiling of the aircraft comes as Iran marks on Sunday its annual Defence Industry Day.
Any resemblance to a German V1 is purely coincidental.