In his latest piece Dagan, Ofer and Israel’s Growing Iran Credibility Gap Juan Cole, the notorious interpreter of Ayatollahs and the top authority on translation of various sticky Farsi sentences, boasts about the position on Iran he shares with Meir Dagan, our retired chief of Mossad:
In other words, ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan’s positions on Israel and Iran and the flakiness of Netanyahu in these regards are the same as those of Juan Cole, who has been pilloried by the American Likud for taking them.In the same article, he says:
Iran probably wants what is called ‘nuclear latency,’ the ability to build a bomb in short order, as deterrence against attack, but probably does not want an actual bomb, which it considers contrary to Islamic lawI am not going into the list of fallacies in this quote (such as short order nuke), but still one question remains: does professor Cole share this opinion with Dagan too?
And, since we are on the subject of Iran, nukes and Juan Cole, I must mention this news (from The Guardian, to avoid accusation of using Zionist sources):
Any mention of an Iranian nuclear weapon is taboo in the Islamic Republic, which insists that its nuclear programme is entirely for peaceful, civil purposes. So it is remarkable, to say the least, that an article has appeared on the Gerdab website, run by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, anticipating the day after Iran's first test of a nuclear warhead.The valiant Revolutionary Guards gleefully anticipate responses of all major MSM outfits. That is, almost all, forgetting their cheerleader, Mr. Cole. Do you want to guess how will professor Cole re-interpret a sentence like: "Iran detonated nuclear bomb".
If not, your curiosity index is at its rock bottom...