To Roo (#80): Let's reason this out - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Morris Valentine
    • 11.10.09 | 20:05 (IST)

    Roo, there really are three possibilities here which I see: 1. Barak has known, literally for years, about the Qum facility and its purpose, but sees no threat in it. 2. Barak knew bubkis about it, until the US, UK, and France went public and briefed the IAEA (and Israel) about its existence and location. He may have, in mid-September, felt the Iranian programme was more a 'challenge' than a 'threat' (his original remark was 'Israel is strong, I don't see anyone who could pose an existential threat.'), but almost certainly no longer does. 3. Barak has known about Qum for years, but his 'see no evil' shtick has been a ploy to lull the Iranians into a sense of complacency. ('They don't know that we know.') The evidence I've seen points to 2, as example: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6850325.ece. What do you have to share which would indicate otherwise, please? MV

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