You wouldn’t know it by the repeated claims to the contrary by President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but top US and Israeli intelligence officials overwhelmingly agree that not only is there no evidence Iran has an active nuclear weapons program, but strong evidence that the old program they had was indeed abandoned.
Iran’s old nuclear weapons program hadn’t gotten very far, and was abandoned in 2003. This is exactly what was said several years ago in the US National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, a claim which irked then-President Bush. Though Iran’s lack of a nuclear weapons program is really inconvenient for hawks, intelligence officials say that assessment hasn’t changed.
Indeed, while we seem to be down to the question of “when” and not “if” the US or Israel will attack Iran over the non-existent program, mixed with claims of Iran reaching some point of no return, there is broad agreement that Iran never even decided to try to build an atomic bomb.
This new comments from intelligence agencies are more of an admission than a discovery, since again there is nothing therein we didn’t hear in late 2007. Still one hopes that this time the various hawks are actually paying attention, and will realize that their excuses for starting a major war with Iran have been exposed, yet again, as false.
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there also is no evidence they ever had one after the overthrow of the Shah
"Iran has NO nuclear weapons program." Well there you go, WAR, we gots to have a war on Iran. You know, just because a war on Iran is irrational and insane.
But it doesn't matter, never didn't matter, and won't matter when the bombs start falling. The Iranians are guilty of what might as well be called "driving while not being an American/Israeli puppet state".
It's not the nonexistent nuclear bomb that is a threat to Israel. It's the existence of an adversary of Israel. And so long as Iran exists, Israel will try to maneuvre the US into attacking them to send them back to the stone age.
Sure the excuses they were using last year are now exposed as false. Don't worry, they have a whole new set of excuses to offer half-heartedly to the American people. The point is, those sheeple will do what AIPAC orders them to do. What, you thought that was your army, navy and air force? You thought YOU were the superpower? Hahahahaha.
On that, Netanyahu is probably right.
They will come up with some other daft reason to attack Iran… US/Israel cann't do without war……….
The leaders of the U.S. are a sick mob of mothers. And American citizens who fight in their wars are sick too!
Wars are fought by unintelligent barbarians, throwbacks to ancient civilizations. Some humans have moved on, evolved even.
When is the U.S. going to catch up?
Blaming or not blaming is the question, having a war or not is also a question. It is time for preparing the upcoming election in US so is the time for elections in some part of Europe, France is one of those countries. So they need to wait and see if the elections would result in US “democratic" favor or in France the votes are about Neo Nationalism-Neo Fascism headed by Sarkozi. If they are elected then Israel will create another argument regarding Iran and its influence in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, Iraq and elsewhere, so if is not about nuclear then is about something worthy for Israel to be bribed more by AIPAC, which is US government. Yet by losing the bet on Syria and understanding the fact that it is impossible for Saudis and their illegitimate children from UAE to Al Queda and other imbeciles alike to win over the Syrian people will for creating a more so democratic society then only thing left for them is to create cause by further use of these bandits as MEK and others in the region. Yet no one (US-EU-Israel) have said that peace is replacing the war. That there is a door opening for a long lasting peace giving the fact that Palestinians will have their independence creating their own country when Israel is giving back the stolen land, if that was said and process would been implemented then and only then one can believe that pigs can fly.
Well, if Iran has no nuclear weapons program, what for the sanctions?!
The sanctions are there because the Iranians have been falsely accused of having a nuclear bomb program. Being falsely accused by US and Israel is an international crime.
The nuke argument was just something that 'everyone' could agree on, as were the WMDs of Hussein. The real intent is regime change for the US and destruction of the country as a potential source of opposition for Israel. There is oil of course.
The rogue state of Israel and itsUS lackeys will look for another pretext. These shameless barbarians want to remove all Israel's adversaries, one way or another. Watch out world.
Aw shucks, can't we bomb those brown people anyway? Look at all the children our heroes can stab shoot and burn.
And Oh! the money.
It never was about The Bomb to begin with, and was ALL about two overriding factors: the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East re: Iran gaining prominence in the wake of Iraq being leveled, and Iran's plan to go off of the dollar standard vis-a-vis oil sales.
Israel has been absolutely terrified of a unifying force among the Arabs, and it seems that unifying force is emanating from Persia instead of Saudi Arabia- and since Iran is not in our scope of 'control' (whatever that really means now) naturally they have to be taught a lesson in just 'how it is' with regard to Israel. Hence the cooked up nuclear claptrap- and now almost every politician in the West (and Israel) are being shown up for the war-mongers and hysterics they are. And all of this played nicely into Washington's hands, what with the upcoming oil bourse from Iran- and what better way to knock them down a peg or two than jump on the Tel Aviv Express and dump sanctions on Iran?
Will the armies of the US and Israel (well, the IDF air forces at least since they certainly had no intention of committing ground troops- that's what we're blackmailed into doing for them) finally stand down? Will the fleet get out of the Persian Gulf and come home? What is the purpose of all those troops in Kuwait now, if not to invade Iran?
Finally, will all of these bleating sheep presidential hopefuls- and Obama- shut their mouths about it once and for all and apologize to the American people for scaring them half to death for no reason- a truth they've known all along and chose to ignore in search of votes?
Good points…One must also not forget that the Iranians embarrassed the US and caused them to lose face when they stormed and captured the embassy in Tehran. If there's one thing the US is really good at, is revenge for perceived insults to their status as a Superpower – their "manhood." Of course, if one were to examine the history of events prior to the embassy surrender, it's obvious that the US policy makers had much to be responsible for.
So now, it's time to exact a measure of revenge. As the mythos of "the bomb" collapses, it's evident that the sanctions and "tough talk" are smoke screens for pure, unadulterated spite. And, as is usually the case, the regular people – both US and other world members – will pay the price for US/EU hubris – and the inability of the Israelis to get along with those who surround them.
Exactly spot on. When you hear the whiny tales about The Embassy you'd have thought they beheaded the entire staff live on television before the world. It is spite and revenge. The elephants and jackasses in DC never seem to forget nor do they ever forgive.
The israelis do not want to "get along" with the Arab countries. The israelis refuse to state what it considers as the borders of israel. No israeli government will discuss borders for israel. All of the politicians "bought by israel with U.S. tax dollars it receives each year" cannot tell you the exact borders of israel, including our President! israel uses 80 percent of the water supply from the aquifer under the West Bank of Palestine — Palestinians are allowed 20 percent of the water supply and are restricted to gaining permission from israelis to drill for a well. israelis argue that israel needs more land for the next generations of Jews.
partly correct, but Iran is not an arab country and they are Shiai while the Sauds are Sunni along with their arab allies. At present the Sunni and Shiai are duking it out in Syria – a proxy war.
It may sound ironical, but there are more sunnis than shiites in Syria.
"Oh good—-then it means it is safe to invade"
what is the big deal about being or not being an " Arab country",for one thing Persian like other languages spoken in the ME has been heavily influenced by Arabic, as well known the relation of modern Persian to old (or middle?) Persian and Arabic is somewhat similar to that of modern English to old (middle?) English and (old) French. Most "Arabic countries" have not been speaking Arabic before the Arab conquest..
Actually alone that in the media never the discussion about how to inspect, if there is a weapon program or not, shows, that they do not want evidence of such a alleged program.
Same as with the Iraq, they claimed they do know, there are weapons of mass destruction, but did not say where, despite they could search at any place in Iraq, and (!) a few days before the attack, the UN even urged successfully Iraq, to allow U2 spy planes – but it obviously did not help avoiding the war, but I guess it was done by the US to feed the cruise missiles with more exact target data. And in fact the UN acted as war mongering propaganda tool and preparator of wars.
American voters — Wealth driven plunderers
Empire USA is ruled by greed driven voters who want to continue plundering the world, they being the 51% most wealthy in America, for since 1945 they have amassed perhaps a forth of all the wealth on earth.
So, if we think that enlightening them is the solution, that stupidity and ignorance is their problem, then we are the most stupid and ignorant bunch of klutzy do-gooders the world has ever known. Expose their greed, expose their wealth including their great jobs, terrific homes and deluxe healthcare and bring worldwide sanctions down upon them, that’s what I always say.
Somehow I don't think this will make it to Fox News, MSNBC, or CNN.
Obama and Netanyahu know that. So why this drive to go to war with Iran? Could it be Iran is upsetting the apple card by not selling oil for Dollars? The Mid East selling oil for dollars is paramount to saving the defunct dollar and undoubtedly a lot of Zionists have investments in dollars.
Iran blocks Empire Israel. Israel needs to find new sources of water and they cannot invade Lebanon again as long as Iran is provided arms to the people who fight the IDF when they invade. Syran is clearly an important part of keeping Israel in its place. Actually Israel has actually placed itself in a box and I do not think they will be able to get out of it. The USA is broke along with the other old colonial powers which funded the creation of Israel. Without money Israel will have to figure how to live on its own.
"…figure how to live on its own…"
And get along with their neighbors instead of pissing on them…just sayin'
I've not seen this posted in the media sites. Worthy of a post.
The Global March to Jerusalem
The Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) is a groundbreaking new initiative that is organising non-violent civil resistance on 30th March 2012 in Palestine and the four neighbouring countries: Egypt, Lebanon Jordan and Syria.
The GMJ is comprised of a diverse coalition of Palestinian, Arab and international activists who are united in the struggle to liberate the holy city of Jerusalem (the city of Peace) from illegal Zionist occupation.
The peaceful marchers will demand freedom for Jerusalem and its people. Our aim is to end the Zionist policies of apartheid, ethnic cleansing and Judaisation, which all harm the people, land and sanctity of Jerusalem. Judaisation has involved the unrestricted expansion and funding of illegal Israeli settlements, the continued dispossession and demolition of Palestinian property, and the construction of a Separation Wall surrounding the city, all of which have changed the
Son, if you actually believe that the Israelis are going to let a group of peace activists cross the border much less get anywhere near Jerusalem, then I want whatever it is you're smokin'. Remember the Aid Flotilla? Remember Rachel Corrie?
Thank you Mr Ditz. This is one of the best, no nonsense, and no spin reporting that I have seen in Anti-war. I am beginning to trust Anti-war more.
Not to worry. By tomorrow, they would forget all about this and go back to beating the drums of war.
Invade Iran, Invade Iran, rah rah rah!
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