It’s a different kind of rational, says Dagan, not rational in the Western-thinking sense. “But no doubt, they are considering all the implications of their actions…They will have to pay dearly…and I think the Iranians at this point in time are…very careful on the project,” says Dagan. “They are not running…”
Dagan seems to actually be saying that the Iran’s and Ahmadinejad’s thought processes are logical and sane – but only within their alternate worldviews, while their thinking would not be considered rational in our Western terms. The implication is that they could perhaps be influenced and persuaded via arguments that we might find irrational, but they not; or if they are forced to recognize that the price they will pay may be too high in terms of what’s important to them.
What the articles don’t address is that Ahmadinejad’s worldview includes the return of the Mahdi, the twelfth Iman/Messiah who will return in a apocalyptic war, a statement he has made from the UN podium.
When I was young and worked for print outfits (when dinosaurs roamed the planet), we had an adage: “Paper cannot refuse ink.” It appears that websites have a similar difficulty in blocking digital information. So, don’t trust anything you read, including this article, particularly when it involves reporting statements of a spy, even a former one.