(Natanz nuclear enrichment facility)
Just released in the Washington Post is an interesting story on the existence of a new — heretofore unreported — hardened underground facility and set of tunnels conneted to Natanz. Some analysts believe that it this facility is probably meant to disperse and protect nuclear assets in case of attack.
Given the earlier reports on TWN confirmed by other major journalistic establishments that a member of Vice President Cheney’s staff was reporting that the Vice President was afraid of losing the “policy argument” on Iran with the President’s other advisors and wanted to tie Bush’s hands by encouraging an Israeli cruise missile attack against Natanz, this new report does give one pause.
— Steve Clemons
Ed Note: I am reporting from Berlin, Germany today through Thursday and will be meeting various German politicians of the CDU this evening. More later, Steve Clemons