Skip to comments.The Van Diepen Demarche --(more on the Iran NIE and the Nukes pursuit)
Posted on 12/05/2007 8:47:18 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The latest assessment from the American intelligence community on Iran has been declassified, at least in part, and the directorate of national intelligence would have one believe that in 2003 "Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program". It's advancing a line that could be described with the word astounding if it didn't come from the same intelligence bureaucrats that so famously failed to foresee the attacks of September 11, 2001.
One doesn't have to be privy to our country's secret sources to know that this last statement strains credulity. Iran has been enriching uranium, or nuclear fuel, for nearly two years despite two Security Council resolutions urging them to suspend. To believe the Mullahs have halted their nuclear weapons program, one has to believe that all of those spinning centrifuges in Natanz are to fuel power plants in a country that is the world's third leading exporter of petroleum and natural gas.
That is precisely how Iran's diplomats defend their enrichment. They spin their centrifuges in blatant violation of their prior agreements, but they say they are within their rights because they are pursuing alternative energy and not atomic bombs. The reactor in Natanz, they insist, is for peaceful purposes only. The document released yesterday buys into this line, but contains so much hedging that it will take months to sort out what the analysts are implying in the way of policy.
(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...
Are these the experts that convinced the world that Saddam had a load of WMD’s? (I think we are being suckered again by the CIA and their crystal ball. We have to remember that Iran has talked of ridding the world of our country. A few nukes would go a long way in accomplishing that.
Thanks. My local paper doing what the MSM won’t. I buy this paper for my office and leave multiple copies in the waiting room.
The three guys who wrote the report are FORMER STATE DEPT EMPLOYEES.
Harry Reid stated, “We called for this report”.
Now .. isn’t that convenient. The dems don’t want Bush to be able to bomb Iran - and claim that if he does - they will impeach him. Looks like a set-up to me.
But if it’s true that Iran stopped it’s program in 2003 - that might mean that when the “nutjob” saw us attack Iraq - they knew they were in trouble.
And .. I was wondering why Iran was always boasting so loudly that they had the right to continue their program. Was “nutjob” just using Sadaam’s power plan .. and lying about what they were doing ..??
Plus - Israel has live intel on the ground.
The left is gonna get us killed.
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