What need be suppressed for 'national security'? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 04.12.09 | 06:04 (IST)

    If, decades ago, the U.S. Defense Nuclear Agency released programs for simulating the effects of nuclear weapons under varying circumstances and those programs are easily available on the Web, why must that fact be suppressed? Is it because it shows that the simple fact that an Iranian had such programs and had run them failed to 'prove' there was an Iranian bomb program? Or was it because it proved that Israel's intelligence services were deceiving the ignorant of the world? I do not know, but as I rephrased the information in successive fashions to determine the exact problem, the ONLY conclusion left me is that Israel was not worried that someone would use the publicly available programs. it was no worried that someone would know that such programs were publicly available. The last possibility is that repeated attempts to answer the disinformation of Jon were repeatedly suppressed ONLY because if the truth were know, the case for attacking Iran was weakened.

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