It’s not just the Israelis who don’t want to see Ayatollah Atomica. Few of Iran’s neighbors are too enthusiastic about the idea. Neither is Europe which doesn’t particularly like the idea that the next time Salman Rushdie publishes a book that infuriates some holy beardo browsing the Guardian’s book reviews in between doses of Hashish, the furious Islamist book critics will be able to threaten a radioactive review.
For a refreshingly different (and well-written) look at the issue of Iranian nuclear scientists, I recommend the Sultan Knish blog’s post on the topic – The Society for the Protection of Iranian Nuclear Scientists (SPINS) which you can see here. I’m not endorsing the views expressed there, but certainly believe they deserve a wider audience.