On January 14, The Institute for Science
and International Security (ISIS) released a report
titled: "U.S. Nonproliferation Strategy for the Changing Middle
East' authored by ISIS's president David
Albright and four other experts. The report asserts that Iran's nuclear program
"Threatens international peace and security, undermines the Nuclear
Nonproliferation Treaty [NPT], and threatens to spur proliferation elsewhere in
Immediately, the report and its authors,
notably Albright came under attack by usual pundits whose positions are in line
with the interests and wishes of Iranian regime.
Jim Lobe wrote in Lobe Log that "the
report’s recommendations coincided closely with Israel’s positions".
Trita Parsi president of NIAC considered by many
Iranians to be the regime's lobby in US tweeted his friend's comment about Albright: "hahaha! just
heard arms control expert in meeting say "David Albright is the Lance
Armstrong of technical analysis" The government press in Tehran calls
NIAC the "Iran lobby in US."
Then, Parsi's associate Mahamd Sahimi
slammed Albright in his "Anti War" article and
"The standoff between Iran and the
Western powers led by the United States has created an entirely new
"industry" in Washington, which consists of "pundits" on
Iran, its political system, and its nuclear program... There are those who have
completely sold out to the War Party. Their goal is not objective analysis of
Iran’s nuclear program, but appeasing the Party and the Washington hawks who
would settle for nothing less than complete destruction of Iran and its people.
Chief among such
experts is David Albright, President of Institute for [bogus] Science and
International Security [for the American Empire]. He has played a leading role
in inflaming the hysteria about Iran by his grand exaggerations, alarms over
non-existing evidence, creating something out of nothing.
"scientist" Albright has teamed up with Dubowitz,.... to issue
a 155-page report, which is a political
manifesto – better yet, the wish list of the War Party and the Israel lobby
The self-proclaimed progressive website
"Dissident Voice" wrote:
"What strikes the
mind as reasonably acceptable is that the authors are no political
well-wishers; rather, they are indeed so morbidly obsessed with paving the way
for another ravaging war in the Middle East that they are trying to cook up
another fairy tale as David Albright and his ‘company’ did in Iraq... If truth
be told, these terms (report's recommendations) are nothing new and only reek
of a Zionist influence contaminating the already decomposing American
These days in Washington circles, it is
fashionable to tag as "warmonger", "AIPAC mouthpiece" and "Neocon"
if one warns of the peril of Mullahs' nuclear program. Albright is the new
victim of this smear campaign