If you've been following the ongoing nuclear soap opera regarding Iran's nuclear program, then maybe you missed this one:
Now, I've been maintaining for many many years that Germany is one of those "crypto-nuclear" powers, and indeed, have posted a number of articles here about their capabilities. Siemens is one of those companies that was heavily involved in Germany's postwar nuclear industry.
Zero Hedge's conclusions here are, in my opinion, entirely correct:
"...after Stuxnet one would expect nothing less than every form of conventional and "new normal" espionage thrown into the pot to cripple the only peaceful argument Iran would have for demanding nuclear power, which by implication would mean that all ongoing nuclear pursuits are geared solely toward aggressive, military goals, of the type that demand immediate military retaliation by the democratic superpowers. No, what is stunning is the implicit admission that Germany's, and Europe's, largest electrical engineering company, has been not only quietly transacting with none other than world peace (as portrayed by the MSM) enemy #1, Iran, but instrumental in its nuclear program.
"Obviously it took a Stuxnet second before Siemens denied everything and then some. Via Reuters:
'Siemens denied the charge and said its nuclear division has had no business with Iran since the 1979 revolution that led to its current clerical state.'
As noted in the article, Zero Hedge also suspects certain Companies in Langley, Virginia, as being involved, and again, I think they're on to something. After all, it wouldn't be the first time that that Company has sold equipment and or software to an "enemy" with the express purpose of sabotage. One need only think here of the whole relationship between INSLAW, its PROMIS software program, and the famous (or, if you're Russian, infamous) Farewell Spy case, were a French mole inside the KGB (or those incorrigible French!) helped orchestrate the "theft" of some tainted software into the Soviet Union, which was used by American intelligence to blow up a Soviet gas pipeline.
Zero Hedge continues:
"Siemens rejects the allegations and stresses that we have no business ties to the Iranian nuclear program," spokesman for the Munich-based company Alexander Machowetz said.
"Oh well, Iran must have bought all those Siemens nuclear centrifuges, concrete dome and steam plant in near perfect condition on eBay from anonymous sellers (who accept PayPal and even credit cards as long as the purchase does not have an Indonesian shipping address)."
The inevitable result of all these shenanigans is eminently predictable. If Iran's nuclear program was indeed intended for peaceful purposes as its ayatollahs have consistently reassured us(a proposition I for one find very dubious), the actions of western companies in planting deliberate sabotage devices can only propel such programs into unpeaceful directions, and to seeking other "business partners" from which to purchase the necessary equipment, like Russia and China, thus driving Iran more and more into the orbit of those two countries.
Now, there's a question that persistently goes unanswered here: if Iran's nuclear program is of such concern because it has the equipment (via Germany) to enrich uranium, why isn't anyone questioning what Germany is doing with such technology in the first place, when their treaty obligations forbid the production of atomic, biological, or chemical weapons on German soil? Why is it acceptable for Germany(and, for that matter, the other great Western nuclear proliferater, France) to proliferate nuclear weapons-capable technology to almost anyone, and not be acceptable for Iran to buy it?
There is a key theme here, and I hope you're paying attention: France and Germany are the cat's paws in the game of deliberate nuclear proliferation, and, if Iran's accusations are credible, sabotage (can anyone say Fukushima here?). Why the theater? Because most people will simply not even understand that there are probably technologies much more deadly - and much more usable - than nuclear or thermonuclear weapons. (Think weather derivatives here, folks...and while we're thinking weather derivatives, aint it funny that Ahmadenicablooey recently accused the USA of causing the draught in his country?)
See you on the flip side.