Ok, let me see if I have this right…. Iran is NOT working on a nuclear bomb? Right?
And how do we know this?
We don’t. It is simply another guess.
So why all the blather in the MSM about Iran NOT building a bomb?
You have to ask? (sigh)
When I read this article, in my morning paper, I was having my breakfast and I laughed so hard I nearly chocked!
This is as near a “crock” as anything could possibly be! You know, the folks in Iran, Saudi Arabia, in so-called Palestine… well… just call it the Middle East… and thereabouts, must have serious issues leaning how to control their laughter at how easily the US media and the US Congress can be played for fools.
My generation grew up with the “commies” and their propaganda games and they were past masters at it. Back in those days the press rarely ever fell for it. Ditto the US politicians.
I can’t speak to how badly our journalism schools have failed their students but SOMETHING has made this latest crop of so-called journalists susceptible to propaganda from the Middle East that, upon close scrutiny, would appear to have been a slap dash “put together” job by a class of 4th graders. And yet… they buy it!
Our intelligence agencies can’t get human Intel (spies on the ground) in Iran for a number of reasons, one of which is that we don’t have the assets in the first place!
So… we have a report by something called the National Intelligence Estimate, which says that Iran stopped developing an atomic bomb back in 2003. Who told them that? And who the hell is the NIE anyway? Well, let’s see:
National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs), produced by the
National Intelligence Estimates are classified documents prepared for policy-makers. (From Wikipedia)
Sounds impressive, right?
Ok, so how good are they?
Well back in August of 2005 the NIE said Iran was ten years away from The Bomb. That report was alluded to in an article in the Washington Post on August 2, 2005. Now… here it is 2007, and there is another article in the Washington Post, on December 5th, 2007, saying that the NIE says Iran halted a covert nuclear weapons program in 2003.
Now, which us correct? Was the NIE correct in 2005.? If they were… than Iran is 8 years away for the bomb. Was the NIE wrong in 2005? I mean… their latest report says Iran halted their nuclear weapons program two years before their report in 2005!
See what I mean? Makes all sorts of sense, doesn’t it?
Come on folks! What difference does it make… really! Iran is a powder keg with a lit fuse. When it goes up the entire Middle East will go up. ... unless they are stopped by the US or Israel. My gut tells me our Israeli friends, in the Mousad, are scratching their heads in disbelief over this report .
Look, the sad truth is the United States has, quite likely, the absolute worse intelligence agencies in the entire world today! The CIA is now a joke. Time was when they were tops on the planet. Along comes the Church Committee… and totally destoys the CIA… and subsequent administrations have ground it further into the dust. It is now badly broken, and we feel, ought to be phased out and an entirely new agency built, completely off the books, completely in the dark, and answerable only to the President. Congressional oversight be damned. Congressional oversight has ruined the intelligence community we have. You see, Americans have a penchant for electing complete idiots to Congress and those complete idiots are the best friends this country’s enemies have. “Useful idiots” they are called.
So what to do about this report and Iran’s prospect for building an Atomic Bomb? Scrap the report. Burn it! Prepare to attack Iran at a momet’s notice and keep the planes and crews on standby. Don’t think, for one second, Israel is going to stand down!
I still hold to the belief that sometime within the next year the Bush Adminstration will hit Iran with a pre-emptive strike and destroy as much of their nulcear capabilities as we possibly can… with continuous bombing raids for maybe a week. There will be some air and sea battles, in all liklihood. But it is a matter this President cannot afford to hand off to an incoming adminstration, especially if that incoming administration happens to be “Clinton and Company”. The US is in far too much danger to trust “them” with the securituy of the country.