Keeping tabs on Bushehr…

I was wondering aloud late last month whether Israel was granting a free pass on the scheduled startup of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant, even after John Bolton’s well publicized warning.

Then news appeared last week of a mysterious but amazingly powerful computer virus, raising the possibility of Israel (if they’re the source of the virus—and that’s still a big “if”) being able to shut down the nuclear plant without setting a foot in or flying an aircraft over Iran.

Numerous writers other than I have connected the dots on this one, though not all agree. But today’s lead story in World Jewish Daily reports that the startup has been delayed two months. The Iranians are blaming the weather. But there is also an acknowledgement that Bushehr has indeed been affected “by a computer virus.” But it’s really the weather, of course.

We’ll see.

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