Skip to comments.US intelligence: Iran will be able to build first nuclear bomb by February 2009
Posted on 10/21/2008 11:38:08 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
US intelligences amended estimate, that Iran will be ready to build its first bomb just one month after the next US president is sworn in, is disclosed by DEBKAfiles Washington sources as having been relayed as a guideline to the Middle East teams of both presidential candidates, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama. The information prompted the assertion by Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Biden in Seattle Sunday, Oct. 19: It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. Israel has (nearly) run out of time.
Don’t worry, they will blame Bush if anything happens.
This needs to be in ads, especially by 527s. This goes back to the 2am phone call.
Another reason why we need McCain.
I wonder if THIS is what Biden was referring to? The campaigns just received security briefings last week or so. Perhaps Joe was talking up a Iranian nuclear weapons facility attack by US forces instead of Isreal?.............
Remember when John Kerry said in 2004 they were 10-15 years away from this?
Now we know where Biden gets his news.
My how time flies....
Yep, that would definitely fall into that six month window that Biden mentioned.
Is this the crisis that Joe “the Dumber” was talking about?
We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program.
He just couldn’t hold it in.
Yawn. Now talking about Joe the Plumbers unpaid taxes, that’s NEWS.
Leaked out through his mouth.............
If they don't, then I will call them on the phone and write them letters of disapproval!"
I’m of the opinion Israel strikes after the election but before January. They don’t want to roil the world oil markets leading up to the election, but if pressed by some new development they would strike before 11/4. They don’t have the luxury of being able to put this off much longer and they do not want to deal with zero.
So much for the fish-wrap National Intelligence Estimate!
Bush might as well go after Iran now, his “legacy” is already completely trashed. At least he would take the heat rather than the next President.
Israel will not wait - If Barack is elected, Israel will attack Iran while Bush is still President. They will not wait and trust Obama to throw US support behind Israel.
Then Barack will inherit another war to manage....beside Iraq and Afghanistan.
I’ll generally agree. Whatever they do (wink wink nudge nudge) they’ll need Bush around as long as possible to facilitate them, which will take a few weeks to sort out, so they must start it very soon. The task must be completed before O takes over.
I’ll also suggest they will do something big before 11/4. A major Middle East conflict will sway voters toward McCain, who they need to assure continuing support post-1/20. Since shallow predictions are popular, I’ll suggest Israel goes after Iran this very week.
Only if you buy the MSM's trash! I don't.
One thing’s for sure — certain places, such as San Francisco) have nothing to fear. That’s the last place on earth that will get nuked by our enemies.
Election of Obama will be a disaster for Israel...........
Where ever they aim it, I doubt it will make it past their own border.
Agreed. And what I find most frustrating is why Obama apparently still has the majority of the Jewish vote.
I have no doubt that if Iran gets a nuclear device they will use it. Of course they will use their Palestinian surrogates so that their finger prints can’t be found. And in the process many Palestinians will die but after all they will have died eliminating the infidels. An equitable sacrifice especially in view of the fact that no one in the Middle East has ever really cared about the Palestinians.
Many believe this is unthinkable but history is replete with examples of such myopia.
He also said it would take that long to get oil flowing from our coasts.
He's a tool, just the way the missus likes it.
Easy. They believe that no matter what party gets elected to the White House, Israel is going to be safe. So, since Israel is going to be protected no matter what, they feel comfortable in voting for the Democrat liberal as they always have since the beginning. The have never seen in their lifetimes Israel in sufficient danger to shake their liberalism to the ground. They do not believe Ahmadinjihad is any threat whatsoever. As for the "Palestinians" (no such people or ethnic group has ever existed) they are no more than cannon fodder and fuel for the anti-Israel rantings of the Middle Eastern Islamic thugocrats..............
A lot of our enemies don't like fags. SF is very decadent in that regard. Also, the Golden Gate is an American icon, just as the World Trade Towers were. And there are Naval installations there.
I’d guess the nukes are as real as the iraq WMDs.
Your observation is well taken and history would tend to support it. And of course if some American Jews are predisposed to take this view they are welcome to it but they do so at Israel’s grave peril. What makes this moment in time so much different than in the past is the spectre of a nuclear Iran. In the past Israel was the only possessor of nuclear weapons in the region and their implied threat to use them, along with the usually reliable (Jimmuh Carter nothwithstanding) support of the U.S. was enough to keep their enemies at bay. But once Iran actually demonstrates that they have a workable nuclear device all bets are off. And that will be almost assured if Obama gets elected. Given this real possibility I simply cannot fathom why more American Jews can’t see the real danger here. Once the bomb goes off it’s too late to change your vote.
If Iran finally gets the atomic bomb they so desperately seek, delivering it is a whole new set of problems. A missile of some sort is difficult to both guide and control to it’s intended target, but lets say that they accomplish the goal some way or another and actually hit Tel Aviv (Jerusalem is off limits for obvious reasons). What would the West do in retaliation? What would Israel do? Obama would be put into a scenario where he is required to act and can’t. His political side would be to do nothing and “condemn the attack in the strongest terms” and the American people would be outraged if he did nothing. The UN would be locked up with Russia and China holding veto power of any attack on Iran. Any retaliation on Iran would have to be unilateral, maybe with Great Britain, and would be anathema to Obama’s personal policy of appeasement at all costs. He would be vilified by his own party if he did and vilified by the rest of the country if he didn’t..........
It’s the delivery date I want to know about.