Skip to comments.CIA: Iran capable of producing nukes
Posted on 03/30/2010 7:58:33 AM PDT by SmartInsight
Iran is poised to begin producing nuclear weapons after its uranium program expansion in 2009, even though it has had problems with thousands of its centrifuges, according to a newly released CIA report.
"Iran continues to develop a range of capabilities that could be applied to producing nuclear weapons, if a decision is made to do so," the annual report to Congress states.
A U.S. official involved in countering weapons proliferation said the Iranians are "keeping the door open to the possibility of building a nuclear weapon."
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The US "intelligence agencies" kept saying that Iran is many years away from developing nuclear capability. I guess they finally woke up, too late.
Don’t worry. Obama wants to cut our stockpile so the number of nukes in this world will still be in decline.
That’s his solution.
The I in CIA is doubtful.
As late as Aug 2009, here is what the US “intelligence agencies” were saying:
IRAN: Nuclear Capability After 2013, Says U.S.
WASHINGTON, Aug 7, 2009 (IPS) - Iran is unlikely to be able to produce the highly enriched uranium (HEU) necessary for a nuclear weapon until at least 2013, according to a U.S. government intelligence estimate made public Thursday.
The estimate, which sets a notably later date for Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear capability than other claims that have recently been circulated in the media, was prepared by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dennis Blair submitted it in written testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in February.
Oh, nukes are “so last year.” We’re getting rid of all ours and so are the Russians. People just don’t make war like they used to anymore, and all you wind up doing is maintaining them and cleaning them and moving them. The kids don’t want them — they’re too much work. It’s just not worth the trouble when all they do is collect dust.
The CIA is a bit late to the party.
Well don’t mention it to BO. He’s busy worrying about the threat from Tea Partiers.
Pray for Bibi.
FReepers already knew that.
"Keeping the door open to the possibility"?? Iran has been focused on building nuclear weapons for decades.
pretty big news - Israel has been saying for a long time that Iran is “close” to being able to develop nukes. Now the CIA is saying they “can”/as in present tense . . .
Isn’t this the same outfit that told us that Saddam Hussein’s possessing WMDs is a “slam dunk” ?
Don’t worry about the nuke threat, folks. We all have healthcare now.
The people of the world have known this for some time.....as does our government. The government just tries to convince our people different to further their agenda. The question is “What is their agenda?” I ask this question to find the real “agenda”.....not just guesses. Why would our President not stop Iran? What would he have to gain by letting Iran develop a Nuke?
Here is an interesting twist per Debka. As though Aminanutjob would allow his Revolutionary Guard Generals to live if he thought this was true... What a sucker zo’bummer is!
G8 skips Iran sanctions to boost secret US opening to Revolutionary Guards
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2010, 3:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tags: Obama US-Iran G8 Canada Canadian FM chairs G8 parley debkafile’s Washington and Iran sources disclose that the G8 ministers meeting in Gatineau, Quebec, agreed to leave the door open to dialogue with Iran after they were discreetly informed that the Obama administration had launched a secret bid to engage Iran’s radical Revolutionary Guards in nuclear talks.
The initiative aimed at bypassing Iran’s hardline political leaders and ayatollahs.
Goodbye New York City, goodbye Washington D.C.
Maybe we should change the name of Washington to Washington B.S.
Or has that always been it’s name?
Bagdhad Bob Barack Hussein Obama: “There are no nukes in Iran”
Obama to Iran: U.S. offer of dialogue still stands
President Barack Obama renewed his administration’s offer of dialogue and diplomacy with Tehran on Saturday, a year after his offer of a new beginning with Iran failed to achieve concrete results.
In the meantime I am listening to FoxNews, they are saying that the CIA report also says Iran knows how to weaponize and put into missiles chemical and biological weapons.
CYA works pretty well...