Skip to comments.Obama Is Weighing Military, Diplomatic Cooperation With Tehran
Posted on 03/29/2009 5:24:39 PM PDT by lewisglad
Obama is weighing military, diplomatic cooperation with Tehran
The additional "gestures" Barack Obama's spokesmen promised Iran would follow on the presidential new year message may presage a dramatic U-turn on Iran, including even an astonishing offer of US-Iranian military and diplomatic cooperation - that is if the Islamic Republic decides to play ball.
Israel's AMAN military intelligence director, Maj. Amos Yadlin updated the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee on the state of Iran's nuclear progress Wednesday, March 25. He reported that although Iran is only months away from a capacity to make a nuclear bomb and has attained a warhead capability, Tehran has decided not to cross the threshold so as to avoid provoking Western retaliation.
DEBKAfile's military sources report this is not Tehran's true rationale. The Iranians are held back by two more compelling motives:
1. They will not be satisfied with a single nuclear bomb, but would rather build up an arsenal of 10 to 12 bombs and warheads for which they are short of enough enriched uranium at the moment.
2. Tehran is no longer deterred by fear of an American or European attack, Yadlin explained in his briefing Wednesday. Its leaders are standing by to see what rewards are on offer from US president Barack Obama for improving Washington-Tehran and how they may profit in strategic, diplomatic and economic terms. If the American incentives fall short, Tehran can push ahead with its nuclear weapon.
In his briefing, Yadlin avoided pointing out that Obama's projected rewards for Tehran would be at the expense of Israel's strategic standing or even its military might. This awareness has prompted the sharply conflicting US and Israel intelligence evaluations of the point at which Iran's nuclear bomb program stands at present.
While the AMAN chief says the capability is there but not yet fulfilled, the Americans speak of a timeline of 1-5 years or more.
Until now, both Western and Israeli experts maintained Iran has not yet acquired the technology for mounting nuclear warheads on missiles. Yadlin now reveals Tehran is already there, a conclusion reached after the Iranians sent their first earth satellite, Omid, into space on Jan. 3. The launch meant that Iran can deliver nuclear warheads by ballistic missile to any point on earth.
Can’t trust Obama. Vote to get these clowns out of power.
Before we overreact consider the source..
I hate this guy more every day.
We are living in terrible times and about to live in worse.
How is bat boy these days anyway? I think Debka says somewhere he will be placed high in the cabinet...
I was like “Uh Oh, he just crossed the line” until I saw that the article was from Debka. We can breathe a sigh of relief (For now)...
We are doomed with this guy in office. God help us.
Probably up in the belfry...
Sadly that may not give us a source of relief these days.
DEBKA is due for the “Stopped Clock” story.
Would it be racist or just a point of history that there are not great black leaders or black countries or cities or states or companies led by a black.
Lets hope the pilot of Air Force One secures a place in history for himself.
"Policy in this administration is like the weather -- if you don't like it, wait a minute, if you still don't like it, don't worry, I'll never get anything done anyway."
hahahahahahahah roflmao roflmao roflmao
best laugh I’ve had all week
geesh...just so we can’t fight against our own weapons in the future.
I wonder how the Jewish vote feels now...bunch of fools!!!
Even if the source is DEBKA, given the current administration, it would not surprise me in the least if 0bama was considering this and more.