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The latest plot from conspiracy theory central

August 30th, 2009 (09:42 pm)

I love coming up with these things.

OK, so we know that North Korea has the bomb.
It is commonly thought that Iran is trying to get the bomb
It is widely accepted that should Iran get the bomb, it will trigger an arms race in southwest Asia.

And now we hear that a boatload of detonators, explosives, and other munitions were seized by a member state of the UAE, en route to Iran.

OK, on the surface, it looks like NK is selling weapons to Iran, but look closer.  First, we aren't told what kind of detonators or explosives, but these could be parts of nuclear weapons (I don't think it's a secret that most nuclear weapons are ignited by high explosives?).  So what is Iran buying from NK?

Well, on this trip, they got nothing.  Do you know who did?  The UAE.  And it wasn't Dubai, where most of the trade goes through.  No, it was in a more out-of-the-way place, where there is not so much shipping.  Which is exactly what you would do if you wanted to get caught. 

My conspiracy theory, then, is that the UAE is trying to buy the technology for the bomb from NK, because they are afraid that Iran will succeed at building one on their own, and they want to be prepared.  The "arms deal to Iran" was just a smokescreen, covering up the fact that the arms race has begun.