Whatever Happened To Hindsight
We should be responding quietly, killing radical mullahs and iranian atomic scientists, supporting the simmering insurgencies within Iran, putting the mullahs’ expat business interests out of business, etc.
is pretty funny given certain facts most weighing in seem to have forgotten. Punditry has the ability to become an echo chamber of your own first thoughts and less the act of observing reality and basing your judgments and conclusions on that.
Feb 5th: A senior nuclear physicist involved in Iran’s nuclear program has died under mysterious circumstances two weeks ago. A report on a US website is saying that he was killed by Israeli’s Mossad
Professor Ardashir Hosseinpour, was a world authority on electromagnetism. He was until recently working in one of the central processing sites in Iran’s nuclear program. Professsor Hosseeinpour was working on enrichment of uranium at the facility in Isfahan.
Governments, like the Lord, perhaps, can move in mysterious ways … or not. The trick is in the not knowing. But since the death of the Iranian nuclear scientist, Hezbollah has not attacked Israel and Iraq has not somehow deteriorated.
So, are the pundits criticizing Reynolds doing so based upon reality, or the position of their own personal moral compass, which, however noble, might not get the job done? I don’t know. But I’ve yet to see one of them post that they wish we could bring that Iranian nuclear scientist back.
Finally, even if Iran did know something, they’d be reluctant to take a position on it as it would only make them look weak. That isn’t a look dictatorships, or religious zealots are quick to embrace.