Gordon Prather, former nuclear weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, discusses unsubstantiated claims Iran is secretly building nukes, the IAEA going beyond the scope of their mandate in Iran dealings, Bill Clintonâ€™s broken promises regarding N. Koreaâ€™s nuclear program, accusations that Iran is pioneering new nuclear weapons designs, overstated dangers of EMP attacks and the indignant U.S. attitude toward Iran designed to provoke withdrawal from the NPT and IAEA programs.
Gordon Prather, former nuclear weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, discusses the Russian influenced history of N. Koreaâ€™s nuclear program, broken U.S. promises in the 1994 Agreed Framework, the Bush administration shutdown of diplomatic relations with N. Korea and the current NPT/IAEA-free environment that facilitated a N. Korean nuclear weapon test.
Gordon Prather, former nuclear weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, discusses the broken deals that prompted Iran to establish an independent nuclear program, the near-impossibility of Iran making secret nuclear weapons under IAEA supervision, Carter-era restrictions on nuclear power generation and the Bush administrationâ€™s attack on the international non-proliferation regime.
Dr. Gordon Prather discusses the different uses for varying yield nuclear weapons for missile defense, the tactical and strategic handicaps of our missile defense systems, what it takes to build a nuclear weapon and the difference between a nuclear weapons program and what the Iranians are doing.
Dr. Gordon Prather, Antiwar.comâ€™s in-house nuclear physicist, discusses the chaos of the Bush regimeâ€™s policies against the â€œAxis of Evilâ€ and global non-proliferation regime, from trying to frame North Korea with the same bogus intel as they used on Iraq to trying to connect Iran and North Korea with the Israeli-bombed facility in Syria, the U.S.â€™s nuclear deals with India, how A.Q. Kahnâ€™s stolen intel scheme was falsely claimed by George Tenet to be a CIA success story, the vague credentials of nuke â€œexpertâ€ David Albright Ph.D and how the Bush team has put us in far more danger from nuclear proliferation.
Dr. Gordon Prather, nuclear physicist and regular contributor to Antiwar.com, discusses the Bush administrationâ€™s hegemonic aspirations and the obstacle posed by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation regime, he details the NPT and IAEA procedures and mechanics, the recent confirmation from former White House spokesman Scott McClellan of the White House Iraq Group and their propaganda blitz to convict Iraq during the lead-up to the invasion, the pentagonâ€™s ex-general cheerleading squad hired to promote the invasion, the new IAEA report declaring Iran has no nuclear weapons program [.pdf] â€“ just like the many compiled for Iraq and the suspicious â€œstolen laptopâ€ provided to the IAEA indirectly by Israeli intelligence.
Antiwar.comâ€™s Dr. Gordon Prather explains his suspicions that the CIA doesnâ€™t have any credible evidence that Iran ever had a nuclear weapons program to halt in 2003 and that the timing of the NIE may have been meant to undercut ElBaradeiâ€™s anticipated report to that effect later this month.
Gordon Prather continues the discussion on Iranâ€™s nuclear program, the recent attack on IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei by John â€œBonkers Bolton,â€ speculation that the neocons outed Plame in order to destroy the CIAâ€™s monitoring of Iranian nuclear black market operations, Cheneyâ€™s suppression of the Iran National Intelligence Estimate for over a year, the fact that Iran was not obligated to tell the IAEA about the things they were keeping secret, how Bolton and the neocons unraveled the Agreed Framework agreed upon by Clinton and North Korea, how Rice put it back together, the circumstances surrounding the withdrawal of UN weapons inspectors in â€™98, the low quality of Iranâ€™s P1 subsonic centrifuges and the current status of IAEA negotiations.
Nuclear physicist and Antiwar.com columnist Gordon Prather explains the efforts of Senators Nunn, Lugar and Domenici to collect the excess fissile material left over from the dismantling of the former USSRâ€™s European based tactical nuclear weapons at the end of the Cold War and how Presidents Clinton and Bush II have thwarted these efforts. Also Pakistanâ€™s nuclear weapons and Iranâ€™s total lack of them.