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Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians Hardcover – April 1, 2005
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Corsi came into prominence as the coauthor (with John O'Neill) of Unfit for Command (2004), a best-selling criticism of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Now Corsi launches a salvo at the nuclear-energy program of Iran, sniping for good measure at American Democratic politicians and European diplomats who advocate negotiations. To Corsi, negotiations are Iran's bad-faith distraction from its determination to manufacture an atomic bomb. Indeed, this diplomatic crisis frequently intensifies with forthright declarations by Iranian officials of their right to enrich uranium. Therefore, the geopolitical restraint one believes a nuclear-armed theocracy will exercise influences one's posture toward it, and Corsi accords no moderation to the clerics of the Islamic Republic, quoting their blood-curdling threats against Israel and the U.S. For apocalyptic attention, he devises atomic-attack scenarios on Manhattan and Tel Aviv, speculating further about preemptive attacks on Iran (though Corsi does not outright propose preemption). As is customary with partisan political books, Corsi's discursive pastiche of fact, imagination, and polemics will experience sharp but ephemeral popularity. Gilbert Taylor
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JEROME R. CORSI, PH.D., co-author of the NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestseller, UNFIT FOR COMMAND, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is an expert on America's antiwar movement and political violence. He is the author of many articles and books and lives in Connecticut.
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Illuminating, and alarming.
Mutually assured destruction (MAD) does not work with fanatics who care not about consequences. The book provides a detailed description of Iran's successful search for modern weapons capable of delivering nuclear warheads. Such weapons will be used to drag the world back into the 14th century.
Corsi discusses the dangers of allowing Iran to achieve the ability to enrich uranium to weapons grade highly enriched uranium (HEU). He points out how Iran is following North Korea's model of flimflamming the West. How Iran is tricking the European Union, the UN, and some American politicians into offering them enriched uranium (EU) for not continuing their quest for HEU. Obtaining enriched uranium simplifies the process for making highly enriched uranium.
Corsi then provides a brief description of how HEU is used to make simple gun-type nuclear warheads, and how they can be smuggled into the U.S. This part is weak. The reader is not left with a picture of how gun-type nuclear weapons work, and how simple they are to make. Once the atomic mullahs have a nuclear bomb, they will assume they are equal to the U.S., China and Russia. They will assume they can do whatever they want, including attacking Israel, and no one will dare to challenge them. The mad mullahs of Iran already have delivery vehicles. Once they obtain enough HEU to make a nuclear bomb, nothing will stop them from using it.
Is it really possible to smuggle one or more gun-type nuclear weapons into the U.S.? You bet it is. My first novel tells how it can be done.
There are people out there who spend every waking hour trying to destroy our way of life. We must take the threat seriously or they will succeed.
Jerome R. Corsi has written "Atomic Iran" in an effort to give the American people a wake-up call to the crisis facing our country. He presents a strong case, advocating that the Iranian mullahs are supporting terror internationally. And that these same mullahs are already at war against both Israel and America. Israel is in danger of nuclear retaliation from the Shiite Muslim's of Iran, under the presidency of Mahmouid Ahmadiejad.
Corsi further warns that Americans have been lulled into a false security, influenced by the mainstream media. Behind the scenes the Iranian mullahs are influencing our politicians. Iran, a nation with a terrorist mindset, a nation rich in uranium resources, is on a collision course with America and the governments of Europe who are seeking to end the development of nuclear weapons.
Differences among congressional leaders on diplomatic and economic issues make it difficult to take an unbiased and objective stance while reading Corsi's work, however, since the book was first published in 2005 in the hardcover edition, many of his predictions have taken place and even the most skeptical are taking another look at the message of "Atomic Iran."
This is a book, urgent in its' disturbing message, well-documented, and timely. "Atomic Iran" should be read by every voting American. Corsi has presented a clarion call to the American people to become informed and to wake up to their responsibility as a citizen.
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