Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nuclear Tourism: An Average Guy Checks out Syria's Secret Nuclear Facility

Barry Rubin
The Rubin Report
28 October 09

(Excellent find by Barry Rubin)

Here's a fascinating piece of citizen journalism. A well-informed individual decided to explore for himself whether Syria had built a secret nuclear reactor in an isolated location, in cooperation with Iran and North Korea, that was bombed by Israel. At some risk, after a detour from his tourism in Syria, he concluded that this was in fact what had happened. While the author rightly recommends that people shouldn't put themselves and others at risk, it shows how much average people can do nowadays to check up on media coverage and government stances while shaping our understanding of what's happening.

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