Saturday, February 25, 2012

US Intelligence: Iran Not Building A Nuke

There is no proof that Iran is pursuing a nuke, never has been. But that little inconvenience, like the false claims of Saddam's WMD's, won't deter the Neocons from attacking another sovereign nation. Heck, even the war-loving AEI admits that it's more about maintaining the balance of power in the Middle East than preventing Iran from some hypothetical attack of Israel.

Here's some more food for thought and the real reason Iran is in the cross-hairs of the Global Elite; Iran wants to accept gold instead of dollars as payment for oil.

It's a dirty little secret but connect the dots.

Saddam Hussein wanted to accept payments in gold, where is he now? Dead. What about Muammar Gaddafi? He threatened to begin accepting payments for Libya's oil in gold. See Saddam Hussein.

Think there's a pattern here?

I dare any of you War Hawks to offer evidence to the contrary.

LA Times
Reporting from Washington — As U.S. and Israeli officials talk publicly about the prospect of a military strike against Iran's nuclear program, one fact is often overlooked: U.S. intelligence agencies don't believe Iran is actively trying to build an atomic bomb.

A highly classified U.S. intelligence assessment circulated to policymakers early last year largely affirms that view, originally made in 2007. Both reports, known as national intelligence estimates, conclude that Tehran halted efforts to develop and build a nuclear warhead in 2003.

The most recent report, which represents the consensus of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, indicates that Iran is pursuing research that could put it in a position to build a weapon, but that it has not sought to do so.

Although Iran continues to enrich uranium at low levels, U.S. officials say they have not seen evidence that has caused them to significantly revise that judgment. Senior U.S. officials say Israel does not dispute the basic intelligence or analysis.

"I think they are keeping themselves in a position to make that decision," James R. Clapper Jr., director of National Intelligence, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Feb. 16. "But there are certain things they have not yet done and have not done for some time."
Via Memeorandum

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