The "Encyclopedia," which contains nine lessons in approximately 80 pages in Arabic, was published under the title "The Nuclear Bomb of Jihad and the Way to Enrich Uranium" and was presented as "a gift to the commander of the Jihad fighters, Sheikh Osama bin Laden, for the purpose of Jihad for the sake of Allah."
The "Encyclopedia" was published as "a scientific research by Jihad Fighter No. 1," who wrote: "For the past two years, I have been studying nuclear physics through various scientific forums and Jihadist forums. Similarly, I have been studying the technology of missiles and various types of explosives and explosive devices.
"I believe that the strategic balance of Jihad fighters from a military point of view cannot change without proper scientific progress. However, this kind of progress, along with the [necessary] experiments, require laboratories. Therefore, my brother the Jihad fighter, I have tried to present experiments that are simple and within your capabilities, or, as is commonly said, [that can be conducted] in the kitchen."
And, of course, it is nice to know that the UN, IAEA, and ElBaradei and the Nobel Peace prize committee are all looking out for us:
(from Cox and Forkum)
Psychologically, this just gives the Iranian thugs yet another opportunity to string along the UN for a while, while they simply go on ahead and do whatever they wish. The toothless but "emboldened" ElBaradei and his cohorts will find that even when you "boldly" pick up a poisonous snake, it is still a snake that will bite you in the end (see here, for the fable).
The most significant predictor of future behavior is past behavior. The Iranians have given the world no reason to think that their continual delaying tactics and outright lying/cheating about their purposes will suddenly cease because of their awe over a Nobel Peace prize. (As I mentioned here, my only surprise about that is that the Mullahs were excluded from jointly receiving the prize by the Nobel committee)
Meanwhile, if Jihadis can make nuclear bombs in their kitchens, then ElBaradei and the IEAE's work are rather superfluous, aren't they?
P.S. Doesn't it all remind you of this:
A Reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:
Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, "Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals ... Now did the Lord say, "First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."
-- Monty Python, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
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