When it comes to anti-American invective, Mr. Augstein is a buffet, and has even become something of a wire service for the Iranian regime in the Federal Republic. Despite mounting International Atomic Energy Agency reports and Western and Israeli intelligence assessments (including German) documenting Iran’s work on nuclear technologies with military applications, he argues that there is no proof that Iran is working on a nuclear weapon.
Though he has no special expertise in the Middle East, the 45-year-old Augstein blames the US and Israel for all the evils of the region. “The fire burns in Libya, Sudan, Yemen…But those who set the fires live elsewhere…Whom does this all this violence benefit? Always the insane and unscrupulous. And this time it’s the US Republicans and Israeli government.” http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4337707,00.html