Iran Sends in Children Human Shields to Nuke Plants

Iran sends in children to guard nuclear facilities.

Iranian athletes form a human chain around the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) to show support for Iran’s nuclear program in Isfahan, 430 km (267 miles) south of Iran’s capital Tehran, January 22, 2006. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)

Iran warned Israel on Sunday about an attack on its nuclear facilities and dismissed its threats as childish:

Iran on Sunday said Israel would be making a “fatal mistake” should it resort to military action against Tehran’s nuclear program and dismissed veiled threats from the Jewish state as a “childish game.”

On Saturday, Israel repeated its stand on the issue, saying it would not accept a nuclear Iran under any circumstances and was preparing for the possible failure of diplomatic efforts.

While Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz stopped short of an outright threat of military action, he said Israel “must have the capability to defend itself, and this we are preparing.”

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Israel was only trying to add to Western pressure on Iran to give up its nuclear program.

The Mullahs send in women and children on Sunday.

Iranian women form a human chain at the Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facility in support of Iran’s nuclear program, just outside the city of Isfahan, 410 kilometers, 255 miles south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006. Iran on Sunday said Israel would be making a ‘fatal mistake’ should it resort to military action against Tehran’s nuclear program and dismissed veiled threats from the Jewish state as a ‘childish game.’ (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Saddam Hussein sent out his own human shields often using women and children and sometimes with help from the West in the runup to the Iraq War. Several Westerners showed up in Baghdad to help Saddam stay in power. Later there were some regrets about being fools for Saddam.

Meanwhile, satellite photos indicate that Iran is replicating every major step that Pakistan took in its atomic bomb programme.

Protein Wisdom today joins in speculation that Iran is holding secret nuclear tests.

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