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Posted on 02/20/2010 3:38:09 AM PST by Scanian
The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency now not only admits that Iran's at work on nuclear warheads, but acknowledges that Tehran never stopped working on them -- despite no end of pleas, pledges and promises.
Burned by its miscall on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, the US intelligence community has played it too safe on this one, long insisting that Iran halted warhead research in 2003.
There were plenty of dissenting voices. But President George Bush didn't want another fight, and President Obama's already punch drunk.
Now the genie's out of the bottle of isotopes. With the departure of anti-Israel IAEA chief Mohammed el Baradei, the UN's nuke monitors can finally tell the truth.
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A look at Iran
Does this mean somebody will be running out to reset the Doomsday Clock?
So to sum this up.... Bush was right. The left was wrong. Now Iran is about 10 years ahead of where the left said they were in getting a bomb.
Blind hatred of Bush has put us all in danger.
BS. The intel regarding Iraq's possession of WMD was not wrong. The problem was we gave them over six months to get them out of the country while the liberals insist George W. keep going back to the UN for yet another silly resolution. We even had satellite photos of truck convoys leaving the country, headed into Syria for weeks on end. We never made any attempt to find out what was in those trucks. Plus there were reports of mass burials of materials in the sands of Iraq itself, with reports of those who did the moving and burying being murdered and buried with whatever they had buried.
Had we been able to serve a ‘no knock’ search warrant on Iraq we would have caught them with the goods, red handed. But thanks to the relentless pressure by opponents of the Bush administration they were given ample time to dispose of any evidence of whatever they had or were working on.
I know this is old news to those around here, but damned if I can stand seeing it being glossed over every time the MSM brings up the subject of WMD, intelligence and the Bush people. Just like the huge deal made of his 14 words in a State of the Union speech about Saddam seeking uranium it turns out he and his people were correct at every turn. Their failure came because he was goaded into backing down from what he knew to the truth by a Democrat Party, a dishonest CIA and an willing MSM.
And I can't muster up much hope that things won't be much, much worse now with Obama in charge. Despite John McCain's assurances to the lady during the campaign that Obama is not a danger to America he is the biggest single threat to our security we face. Whether ignorant or complicit, his methods of handling the threats we face are doomed to failure. That single statement during the campaign gives me all the reason I need to want to see McCain out of the Senate. I know he's done some great things there, but ‘some great things’ shouldn't mean he has a pass to do so much damage at other times.
It's gut-check time for America. And it might well be our last opportunity to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat that Obama is certain to rain down on us.
“...but acknowledges that Tehran never stopped working on them...”
The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency now not only admits that Iran's at work on nuclear warheads, but acknowledges that Tehran never stopped working on them -- despite no end of pleas, pledges and promises... Now the genie's out of the bottle of isotopes. With the departure of anti-Israel IAEA chief Mohammed el Baradei, the UN's nuke monitors can finally tell the truth.Gosh, this wouldn't have happened if Israeli settlers didn't hang shutters on their houses, if Tel Aviv didn't have a nuclear arsenal, and if the Mossad weren't going around murdering innocent Arabs. /sarc
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Not their fault. The IAE ordered their 2002 calendars years ago, but they just arrived. What year is this, anyway.
I think we'll see more and more Irans Arab neighbors will become more vocal against Iran...they have much to loose if Iran goes nuclear...we need to push harder Irans intentions for dominance of the M.E.
I met an Iranian a couple of days ago and he told me several things I didn’t know. The main thing is that in Iran, it is illegal for the common person to have high speed internet (fast enough to view video) and also to have a satellite dish, although many Iranians have obtained dish setups anyway. The Iranian government is jamming satellite frequencies so that no one can receive any world news or any opinion other than the Iranian government’s. The jamming may be beamed directly at the satellite(s) or may be local jamming from the Milad tower in Tehran. Either way, there is no way at present that the average Iranian can get the news or view any video except Nutjob’s propaganda. Maybe they can still read FR over dialup :)
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Here’s a current article also about the Internet situation in Iran:
“The Digital Dictatorship”
SNIPPET: “It’s fashionable to hold up the Internet as the road to democracy and liberty in countries like Iran, but it can also be a very effective tool for quashing freedom. Evgeny Morozov on the myth of the techno-utopia.”
By EVGENY MOROZOV
SNIPPET: “A storm of protest hit Google last week over Buzz, its new social networking service, because of user concerns about the inadvertent exposure of their data. Internet users in Iran, however, were spared such trouble. It’s not because Google took extra care in protecting their identitiesthey didn’tbut because the Iranian authorities decided to ban Gmail, Google’s popular email service, and replace it with a national email system that would be run by the government.
Such paradoxes abound in the Islamic Republic’s complex relationship with the Internet. As the Iranian police were cracking down on anti-government protesters by posting their photos online and soliciting tips from the public about their identities, a technology company linked to the government was launching the first online supermarket in the country.”