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Posted: 06 January 2006 04:14 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Okay, so this is a news item, but it does involve a hoax of sorts

“George Bush insists that Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. So why, six years ago, did the CIA give the Iranians blueprints to build a bomb?

In an extract from his explosive new book, New York Times reporter James Risen reveals the bungles and miscalculations that led to a spectacular intelligence fiasco.”

http://books.guardian.co.uk/extracts/story/0,,1678218,00.html

Allegedly, the CIA tried to pass Iranian officials doctored blueprints for a nuclear trigger (an effective trigger being one of the chief obstacles to a really ‘good’ A-bomb). The idea was to set their program back years by getting them to expend their efforts building a defective unit from sabotaged plans. Unfortunately, the Russian agent who was to pass the plans on didn’t want to look bad to his Iranian contacts, so he included an errata pointing out the mistakes.

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Posted: 06 January 2006 11:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Uh-oh…um… david? I think I hear the sound of a heard of conspiracy theorists coming….

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Posted: 08 January 2006 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Trust Bush to screw up and give Iran nukes!!

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Posted: 08 January 2006 10:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Well, it was actually Clinton who signed off on this particular operation.

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Posted: 09 January 2006 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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What’s an errata?

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Posted: 09 January 2006 01:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Miscellaneous stuff added on at the end.  Corrections, thoughts, clarifications, that sort of thing.

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