Thursday, February 03, 2005

I Don't Mean to be a Buzzkill, But ...

One reader wondered if I "ate a whole bowl full of pessimism wheaties today." Perhaps so. But while we are busy wiping away our tears from watching The Hug last night, dipping our fingers in purple ink, and making jokes about G.I. Joe held hostage, the world continues going to shit.

Lastest example: The Iranian Shiite Theocrats have "conducted successful experiments on a crucial triggering mechanism for a nuclear weapon.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which wants to oust Iran's clerical rulers and has given accurate information on its nuclear sites in the past, said Iran was close to producing the 'neutron initiators' that spark the chain reaction in a bomb.

"Tehran has already succeeded in using beryllium in conjunction with polonium-210 for large scale laboratory testing purposes, and it is getting very close to the point of industrial production," Mohammad Mohaddessin of the NCRI told a news conference in Paris.

"Tehran currently has enough beryllium to produce initiators for a dozen nuclear bombs," he said.

Major buzzkill, huh? It's going to be hard to hug a mullah who has nuclear arms.

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