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Clinton Scheme Gave Iran Nuke Blueprints(Is anyone surprised?)
NewsMax ^ | January 07, 2006 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 01/07/2006 10:21:17 AM PST by Kaslin

In a hairbrained scheme that was personally approved by then-President Clinton, the CIA deliberately gave Iranian physicists blueprints for part of a nuclear bomb that likely helped Tehran advance its nuclear weapons development program.

The allegation, detailed in the new book "State of War," by New York Times reporter James Risen, comes as the Iranian nuclear crisis appears to be coming to a head, with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urging that Israel be "wiped off the map" and his government announcing last week that it will resume uranium enrichment on Monday.

Reports Risen: "It's not clear who originally came up with the idea, but the plan [to give Tehran nuclear blueprints] was first approved by Clinton."

Beginning in February 2000, the CIA recruited a Russian scientist who had defected to the US years earlier. His mission: Take the nuclear blueprints to Vienna to sell them - or simply give them - to the Iranian representatives for the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Dubbed "Operation Merlin," the plan was supposed to steer Iranian physicists off track by incorporating design flaws in the blueprints that would render the information worthless.

But in what may turn out to be one of the greatest foreign policy blunders of all time, Operation Merlin backfired when the Russian scientist spotted the design flaws immediately - and even offered to help Iran fix the problems.

Risen said the Clinton-approved plan ended up handing Tehran "one of the greatest engineering secrets in the world, providing the solution to one of a handful of problems that separated nuclear powers such as the United States and Russia from rogue countries such as Iran that were desperate to join the nuclear club but had so far fallen short."

He noted that thanks to the bizarre operation, Iran could now "leapfrog one of the last remaining engineering hurdles blocking its path to a nuclear weapon."

Ironically, Risen's New York Times has declined to cover Mr. Clinton's Iranian nuclear debacle - concentrating instead on his book's dubious claims that the National Security Agency was first authorized to commence domestic wiretapping by President Bush.

Still, with Operation Merlin going so badly off track, "State of War's" revelations certainly warrant the kind of full blown congressional investigation now planned for the wiretap pseudo-scandal.

Risen's report could also have a serious implications for Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. Mrs. Clinton has been sharply critical of President Bush's handling of the Iranian nuclear crisis, complaining that a nuclear-armed Tehran would be a much more serious threat to the U.S. than Iraq.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; clinton; clintonlegacy; enemywithin; iran; irannukes; nukes; patriotleak; sinkemperor; x42
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1 posted on 01/07/2006 10:21:18 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Rush was talking about this. Jail Clinton, bomb Iran.


2 posted on 01/07/2006 10:23:27 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Kaslin

BTTT


3 posted on 01/07/2006 10:24:04 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: prairiebreeze; Mo1
The allegation, detailed in the new book "State of War," by New York Times reporter James Risen, comes as the Iranian nuclear crisis appears to be coming to a head, with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urging that Israel be "wiped off the map" and his government announcing last week that it will resume uranium enrichment on Monday.

Reports Risen: "It's not clear who originally came up with the idea, but the plan [to give Tehran nuclear blueprints] was first approved by Clinton."

LOLOL. Sometimes the left's best laid plans come back to bite them. Don't lose this one!

4 posted on 01/07/2006 10:24:10 AM PST by Peach
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To: Kaslin

Related piece by Ledeen....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1553194/posts


5 posted on 01/07/2006 10:24:48 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Kaslin; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; EllaMinnow; ...
Reports Risen: "It's not clear who originally came up with the idea, but the plan [to give Tehran nuclear blueprints] was first approved by Clinton."

WTH ???

Please tell me this isn't true

6 posted on 01/07/2006 10:25:35 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: manic4organic

Jail Clinton for this? The guy must $hit Ice Cream. Just add 1 more to his list of crimes.


7 posted on 01/07/2006 10:25:40 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: Kaslin

And the NY Times thought that wiretaps were a bigger issue. The Old Gray Lady is a whore!!!


8 posted on 01/07/2006 10:26:09 AM PST by King Moonracer
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To: Mo1

Evidently there is/was nothing that Klinton would not do to screw America......


9 posted on 01/07/2006 10:26:26 AM PST by Meadow Muffin
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To: Kaslin

Not to defend Clinton here, but if the Russians could spot the design flaws in our plans, they probably knew enough to given Iran the "blueprint" anyway.


10 posted on 01/07/2006 10:26:54 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Mo1

I see we both saw this at the same time. The Dems plan backfired a little bit with Rosen, didn't it?


11 posted on 01/07/2006 10:27:27 AM PST by Peach
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To: Kaslin
Reports Risen: "It's not clear who originally came up with the idea, but the plan [to give Tehran nuclear blueprints] was first approved by Clinton."

Does anyone believe that Clinton ever gave anything away? (including his used underwear.) He sold it.

12 posted on 01/07/2006 10:28:14 AM PST by penowa
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To: Kaslin
So Clinton decided ostensibly to give Iran giant pieces of the nuclear puzzle...

The traitor Bubba knew EXACTLY what he was doing.

14 posted on 01/07/2006 10:31:54 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Peach
The Dems plan backfired a little bit with Rosen, didn't it?

Any comment from Joe Biden about this yet?

15 posted on 01/07/2006 10:32:26 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Peach

And let's see ... who was Secretary of State at the time

hmmmmmm


16 posted on 01/07/2006 10:34:36 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Mo1

"It's not clear who originally came up with the idea


...do I smell Maddie Halfbright?


17 posted on 01/07/2006 10:38:15 AM PST by mystery-ak (End Freepathons, become a monthly donor...)
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To: Kaslin

Clinton(s) and "scheme" go together like bacon and eggs.


18 posted on 01/07/2006 10:38:27 AM PST by FerdieMurphy (For English press one. (Don't forget to write, Tookie.))
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To: Kaslin
This comes as no surprise to me since Clinton himself signed off on having a Chinese aerospace firm launch one of our top secret spy satellites. And, golly-gee...wouldn't you know it? When the Chinese rocket went up, it exploded! And there wasn't so much as a nut or bolt of the top secret spy satellite anywhere in the debris field!

Clinton screwed this nation in many more ways than one. And while we seek to clean this mess up, the Clintons will stand on the sideline and criticize every one of our nation's moves to correct the problems they created.

19 posted on 01/07/2006 10:39:31 AM PST by Prime Choice (We are RepubliCANs, not RepubliCAN'Ts.)
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To: nuconvert

Thanks, I bookmarked it for later reading


20 posted on 01/07/2006 10:40:59 AM PST by Kaslin (The terrorists must be allowed to attack us again.... Sincerly A leftwinger)
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To: Kaslin
I'd love to see a journalist at the Hildebeast's next news conference ask her why her loving husband signed off on this harebrained plan.
21 posted on 01/07/2006 10:41:55 AM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: Kaslin

We need to start talking about Clinton's campaign to arm our enemies, giving nuke secrets to Iran and selling critical US missile launching technology to the Chinese.

Great talking point phrase, I think: Clinton's campaign to arm our enemies.


22 posted on 01/07/2006 10:44:01 AM PST by Maceman (Fake but accurate -- and now double-sourced)
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To: Kaslin

Well, this will never be reported in the MSM...

Clinton will skate again.


23 posted on 01/07/2006 10:44:09 AM PST by Bender2 (Even dirty old robots need love!)
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To: Peach
I see we both saw this at the same time. The Dems plan backfired a little bit with Rosen, didn't it?

Everything backfires to the dems.

24 posted on 01/07/2006 10:44:12 AM PST by Kaslin (The terrorists must be allowed to attack us again.... Sincerly A leftwinger)
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To: Mo1

If this was just told by Risen, I might question the veracity...since Risen is from NYTimes...

BUT, Michael Ledeen also seems to back up this story...so, I guess it is true..

HOWEVER, you will never, ever, hear one word about this on Chrissy Matthews show..or the MSM.

IF Chrissy interviews Risen, it will only be two verify his accounts of the NSA Scandal...


25 posted on 01/07/2006 10:45:44 AM PST by Txsleuth (Official Snow Flake!)
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To: jazusamo
I'd love to see a journalist at the Hildebeast's next news conference ask her why her loving husband signed off on this harebrained plan.

The new pubbie candidate for the NY Senate race sounds like the type of person to ask her or maybe bring it up in a debate with her

26 posted on 01/07/2006 10:45:58 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Prime Choice
This comes as no surprise to me since Clinton himself signed off on having a Chinese aerospace firm launch one of our top secret spy satellites. And, golly-gee...wouldn't you know it? When the Chinese rocket went up, it exploded! And there wasn't so much as a nut or bolt of the top secret spy satellite anywhere in the debris field!

Hence my: Is anyone surprised? in the title

27 posted on 01/07/2006 10:47:23 AM PST by Kaslin (The terrorists must be allowed to attack us again.... Sincerly A leftwinger)
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To: Maceman

Yes Maceman:

"Clinton's campaign to arm our enemies", indeed.

Don't forget what ole Maddie and he did to help the North Koreans with THEIR nuke weapons...


28 posted on 01/07/2006 10:49:22 AM PST by Txsleuth (Official Snow Flake!)
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To: Kaslin
In a hairbrained scheme that was personally approved by then - President Clinton, the CIA deliberately gave Iranian physicists blueprints (Feb 2000) for part of a nuclear bomb ... "It's not clear who originally came up with the idea, but the plan [to give Tehran nuclear blueprints] was first approved by Clinton."

uh not clear? IMO that bull shiite.

It's a known fact that Willard did not meet with CIA chief Tenent for years. So who's left - National Security Advisor SANDY BURGLAR.

It becoming clearer and clearer what he was sticking in his pants.

29 posted on 01/07/2006 11:01:41 AM PST by Condor51 (The above comment is time sensitive - don't BUG ME an hour from now.)
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps the most perplexing 'mystery' of the last few years has been the softball policy of the Bush Administration with regards to all of the treasonous actions of the Clinton Administration.

In fact, one could say that Clinton has been given a makeover. I pity the world if the UN continues to remain on the world's stage and even more so if the Oval Sinkmaster is eventually the UN Secretary General.


30 posted on 01/07/2006 11:09:30 AM PST by DoNotDivide ((DO NOT DIVIDE could NOT BE CLEARER - unless you are a Replacement Theologian))
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To: Kaslin

OHHHHH THE SHOCK OF IT ALL....(sarcasm)


31 posted on 01/07/2006 11:14:18 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Kaslin
In a hairbrained scheme that was personally approved by then-President Clinton, the CIA deliberately gave Iranian physicists blueprints for part of a nuclear bomb that likely helped Tehran advance its nuclear weapons development program.

I swear, if Clinton was given a pickup, dope, a woman, and AstroTurf he wouldn't know what to do with it.

Oh, wait a minute....

Sorry, bad example.

32 posted on 01/07/2006 11:25:50 AM PST by EGPWS
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To: manic4organic

Rush was talking about this. Jail Clinton, bomb Iran.""

Best Idea I Have Read In Weeks......


33 posted on 01/07/2006 11:29:19 AM PST by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: DoNotDivide

If Clinton ever makes it to UN Secretary General, he will make the Oil for Food scandal, look like petty theft.


34 posted on 01/07/2006 11:33:25 AM PST by Ez2BRepub
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To: Prime Choice
This comes as no surprise to me since Clinton himself signed off on having a Chinese aerospace firm launch one of our top secret spy satellites. And, golly-gee...wouldn't you know it? When the Chinese rocket went up, it exploded! And there wasn't so much as a nut or bolt of the top secret spy satellite anywhere in the debris field!

WTF!!!??!!!

Why hasn't Clinton been shot for treason yet?

Or Bubba, for that matter?

Oh, that's right. They stole those FBI files.

35 posted on 01/07/2006 11:38:18 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Kaslin

Wonder how the payoff was (or will be) made?


36 posted on 01/07/2006 11:48:11 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie because he didn't bake one.)
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To: F16Fighter; All

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NEVER FORGET


CLINTON knew EXACTLY what he was doing when he and HILLARY...

...refused 3 No-Strings offers from the Sudan during the 1990's to turn our No. 1 terrorist enemy OSAMA bin LADEN over to American custody before he...

...could flatten New York City's World Trade Center and...

...have our No.1 HILLARY-fighter & Freeper 'BKO' BARBARA OLSON propelled into the Pentagon's 1st floor going in excess of 500 mph on Sept. 11th.


NEVER FORGET

.


37 posted on 01/07/2006 11:57:43 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: JustAnotherOkie; manic4organic

<< Jail Clinton for this? The guy must $hit Ice Cream. Just add 1 more to his list of crimes. >>

An extremely conservative estimate of the time in prison average individual first offenders' sentences would aggregate for those crimes of which the recidivist Cli'tons are prima facie and/or beyond a reasonable doubt guilty, comes to over five hundred years.


38 posted on 01/07/2006 11:58:15 AM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: Mia T

BUMPping


39 posted on 01/07/2006 11:59:04 AM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: Alamo-Girl

BUMPping


40 posted on 01/07/2006 11:59:51 AM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: Ez2BRepub

41 posted on 01/07/2006 12:03:27 PM PST by DoNotDivide ((DO NOT DIVIDE could NOT BE CLEARER - unless you are a Replacement Theologian))
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To: Ez2BRepub

42 posted on 01/07/2006 12:05:05 PM PST by DoNotDivide ((DO NOT DIVIDE could NOT BE CLEARER - unless you are a Replacement Theologian))
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To: Ez2BRepub

43 posted on 01/07/2006 12:05:56 PM PST by DoNotDivide ((DO NOT DIVIDE could NOT BE CLEARER - unless you are a Replacement Theologian))
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To: F16Fighter

It would seem so. We already know of the transfer of advanced missile guidance technology to the Chicoms. In Clinton, we had the perforct storm: massive self-indulgent corruption AND allegiance to "the other side". I wonder how much more of this level of treason remains to be discovered (and how much will forever remain hidden).


44 posted on 01/07/2006 12:12:27 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie because he didn't bake one.)
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To: Kaslin

The Clinton's were sharing our weapons secrets with China, and others, too. You see, the left thinks if the whole would has nukes and is "equal" in power then that will be the end of war. Remember, they were saying it was the "end of history" with the end of the cold war. Now we would all come together under the UN and be a happy big global village.


45 posted on 01/07/2006 12:12:29 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: Bender2
Well, this will never be reported in the MSM...

Neither makes a sound.

46 posted on 01/07/2006 12:13:04 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Ez2BRepub

47 posted on 01/07/2006 12:13:29 PM PST by DoNotDivide ((DO NOT DIVIDE could NOT BE CLEARER - unless you are a Replacement Theologian))
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To: F16Fighter; All

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NEVER FORGET

The CLINTONS were actively on the side of our No. 1 terrorist enemy, Communist North Vietnam Dictator HO CHI MINH, during the Vietnam War

Former President CLINTON publically stated that "There might not even be an America around in 300 years."

From beginning to end the CLINTONS always been our Enemy Within.

.


48 posted on 01/07/2006 12:16:19 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Kaslin

It becomes more evident each day that Clinton is the worst enemy this country has ever had to face and I pray it won't be long before the other half of the citizens wakeup and see it while we still have a country to call our own.


49 posted on 01/07/2006 12:17:44 PM PST by AmeriBrit (The 'hildabeast' must be stopped. RELEASE THE BARRETT REPORT.....NOW!)
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To: Galveston Grl


Alright, I'll quit. I found the one I was looking for!
50 posted on 01/07/2006 12:18:26 PM PST by DoNotDivide ((DO NOT DIVIDE could NOT BE CLEARER - unless you are a Replacement Theologian))
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