"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Bravura Performance by Ever Wiley Shimon Peres

 From today's Jerusalem Post:
"President Shimon Peres on Thursday denied that Israel was involved in the killing of a nuclear scientist in Iran on Wednesday. During an interview with CNN, Peres was asked whether Israel was involved in the killing of a university professor and department head of a uranium enrichment facility in Tehran to which he answered: "Not to the best of my knowledge."

""I know that it is fashionable that whatever wrong happens in Iran, it is the United States and Israel. There is nothing new in this approach," said Peres."
Reviewing these few comments delivered apparently off the cuff by Mr. Peres, one might easily have missed the exceptional irony therein. I believe that these words were chosen with a very high degree of precision to deliver a very intentional message. The key phrase is "whatever wrong happens in Iran..." Now my question is does Mr. Peres truly believe that this killing is something that "went wrong?" Isn't that a somewhat ambiguous and rather curious turn of phrase? And look at the masterful pairing of "the United States and Israel" following hard upon the heels of that said extreme ambiguity. Thus I think my title dubbing this as a bravura performance that only someone of Mr. Peres' proven ability to weather all political vicissitudes is capable.

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