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Nobel Laureates Urge Action Against Iran

A full-page ad in the Sunday NYT of February 7 sponsored by "The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity," and signed by 44 Nobel Laureates, 35 of them in the physical sciences, urges brutal and lethal actions against Iran.
In a single brief topic sentence they assert their central claim that the Iranian government "whose irresponsible and senseless nuclear ambitions threaten the entire world continues to wage a shameless war against its own people.

The first charge deals with Iran's nuclear "ambitions," but the ad does not say what these ambitions are. And then it asserts without evidence that such "ambitions" threaten "the entire world."

Many of the same voices which now warn that Iran is a nuclear threat "to the entire world" assured us not long ago that Saddam Hussein was connected to Al Qaeda and that he had weapons of mass destruction, both of which turned out to be shameless lies.