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CIA: Iran capable of producing nukes
Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2010 | Bill Gertz

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; ciareport; iran; iraniannukes; irannukes; nonukes; nuclear; obamalegacy; worstpresidentever
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Israel has been saying for years that Iran is very close to nuclear capability.

The US "intelligence agencies" kept saying that Iran is many years away from developing nuclear capability. I guess they finally woke up, too late.

1 posted on 03/30/2010 7:58:33 AM PDT by SmartInsight
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To: SmartInsight
I am shocked, simply shocked!

shocked


Oh, wait, no, I'm not. Those of us with half a brain - at least - have known this would be the result sooner rather than later for quite some time now.

Plato on Obama, small
2 posted on 03/30/2010 8:00:09 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: SmartInsight
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3 posted on 03/30/2010 8:01:02 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Oceander

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.


4 posted on 03/30/2010 8:01:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: SmartInsight

The I in CIA is doubtful.


5 posted on 03/30/2010 8:01:36 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: SmartInsight

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.

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=48005


6 posted on 03/30/2010 8:02:23 AM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: SmartInsight

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.


7 posted on 03/30/2010 8:03:42 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: SmartInsight

The CIA is a bit late to the party.


8 posted on 03/30/2010 8:03:54 AM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: SmartInsight

Well don’t mention it to BO. He’s busy worrying about the threat from Tea Partiers.

Pray for Bibi.


9 posted on 03/30/2010 8:04:28 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: SmartInsight

FReepers already knew that.


10 posted on 03/30/2010 8:04:33 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: SmartInsight
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."

"Keeping the door open to the possibility"?? Iran has been focused on building nuclear weapons for decades.

11 posted on 03/30/2010 8:04:58 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: SmartInsight

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 . . .


12 posted on 03/30/2010 8:05:11 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: SmartInsight

Isn’t this the same outfit that told us that Saddam Hussein’s possessing WMDs is a “slam dunk” ?


13 posted on 03/30/2010 8:05:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t worry about the nuke threat, folks. We all have healthcare now.


14 posted on 03/30/2010 8:06:20 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Oceander

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?


15 posted on 03/30/2010 8:06:21 AM PDT by RC2
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To: SmartInsight

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.


16 posted on 03/30/2010 8:06:54 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: SmartInsight

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”

KaBoooommmmm!


17 posted on 03/30/2010 8:06:59 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Obama to Iran: U.S. offer of dialogue still stands

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62J09R20100323

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.


18 posted on 03/30/2010 8:07:06 AM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: shove_it
The I in CIA is doubtful.

CYA works pretty well...

19 posted on 03/30/2010 8:07:24 AM PDT by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: SmartInsight
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20 posted on 03/30/2010 8:07:27 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: RC2
The end of Israel. Of course.

Plato on Obama, small
21 posted on 03/30/2010 8:08:32 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: SmartInsight

This is impossible.

During the Bush Administration recently, the same CIA said that the Iranians had stopped trying to build nukes.

They said so at a most inopportune moment, as I recall, and thereby made the Iranian nukes possible.

Congratulations CIA: Subverting your Oath to the Constitution daily.


22 posted on 03/30/2010 8:08:41 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Civil Disobedience: Refuse Unconstitutional 0bummerCare. Let them try to arrest millions.)
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To: SmartInsight

IAEA chief: Iran failing to clarify nuclear intentions
(March 30, 2010)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1159956.html

The head of International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, on Tuesday expressed frustration with his failure to persuade Iran to speak openly about its nuclear intentions.

There has been no progress in the past weeks in getting Iran to clarify possible activities related to developing nuclear weapons, said Amano, who recently replaced Mohammed El-Baradei as chief of the UN’s nuclear watchdog.


23 posted on 03/30/2010 8:08:46 AM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: bgill

Maybe we need NCIS, they seem to put on a better show.


24 posted on 03/30/2010 8:08:47 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: C210N

“CYA”

Yeah, that’s better!

:o)


25 posted on 03/30/2010 8:09:16 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: SmartInsight
Photobucket

http://article.wn.com/view/2009/06/16/Iran_president_visits_Russia_despite_protests/
______________________________________________________

From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5729764
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From CBS-News, July 29, 2006:

Chavez Vows To 'Stand By Iran'
After Oil Talks In Tehran, Venezuelan Leader Called 'Brother' By Ahmedinejad

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"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/29/world/main1847331.shtml
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President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad.
Note the "soul bro" handshake (my caption).

Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2009/04/17/2698451-obama-chavez-shake-hands-at-americas-summit
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Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama

Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko

"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"

http://www.france24.com/en/20090402-russias-medvedev-hails-comrade-obama

April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090401/wl_afp/usrussiadiplomacynuclear_20090401152002

26 posted on 03/30/2010 8:09:57 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SmartInsight

Can we all define “splitting infinitives”? ;-)


27 posted on 03/30/2010 8:10:16 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: SmartInsight
“WMD... it's a slam dunk Mr. President”. Not that I doubt this report... but the cia has little credibility left.

LLS

28 posted on 03/30/2010 8:10:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine!)
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To: RC2

sharia and caliphate.

LLS


29 posted on 03/30/2010 8:12:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine!)
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To: Blue Turtle

Excellent.

I wonder if we’ll need medical care after the first Islamofascist nuke goes off in NYC and DC?


30 posted on 03/30/2010 8:12:34 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: Blue Turtle
Don’t worry about the nuke threat, folks. We all have healthcare now.

Plus we have a new boogey man ... Armed White Christians.

31 posted on 03/30/2010 8:13:31 AM PDT by softwarecreator (No more excuses ... we need to take our country back. Now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You are suggesting Saddam didn’t have WMDs?

Seriously?


32 posted on 03/30/2010 8:15:08 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: SmartInsight
CIA: Iran capable of producing nukes

If there was truth in advertizing, this slogan would be on a
mega-sized banner over The White House:

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

since Obama has done (affirmatively or by inaction) all he could to
make this proud day in the history of The Islamic Republic of Iran happen.
33 posted on 03/30/2010 8:17:07 AM PDT by VOA
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To: SmartInsight

The drums of war?


34 posted on 03/30/2010 8:18:40 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jazminerose
You are suggesting Saddam didn’t have WMDs?

Seriously?


1) I believe he HAD ( past tense ) WMDs

2) I believe he was effectively neutered since he lost the Desert Storm War.

3) I believe he was bluffing to give his enemises ( e.g. Iran ) the impression that he still had the capability. IT WORKED !! We all took it seriously ( both GOP and Dems ).

4) He could reconstitute them, but it would have taken years.


35 posted on 03/30/2010 8:19:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SmartInsight

I guess Great Leader Omama will wait until Tel Aviv or Washington D.C. is blasted by the Iranian A-Bomb before he takes steps to firmly talk to Iran’s dictators. In the latter event, he should be on another Hawaiian vacation with the kids and wife, or he may get his coat tails singed.

Looks like our 2008 “change” was domestic socialism and foreign policy weakness. My “hope” is that American voters wake up to our danger by 2010 & 2012 elections.


36 posted on 03/30/2010 8:20:27 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: SmartInsight

Go Israel!


37 posted on 03/30/2010 8:21:25 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("God, please send Pat Leahy to Murtha's house.")
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To: SmartInsight

But Iran is a “tiny country” according to *O*!
http://townhall.com/blog/g/963dd811-d3c6-4840-ac20-bc90587ac7c5


38 posted on 03/30/2010 8:21:38 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced. I WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER)
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To: Mr. Mojo; All

I guess I’ve always thought there was some agenda behind these stories coming out every day, “Shocker, Iran is Enriching Uranium!” But this would be a good time to ask some of you who are smarter than me: Why do you think these articles persist? Why, everyday, do we see these headlines saying the same thing?


39 posted on 03/30/2010 8:25:06 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I could not disagree more.

He did have WMD, some of them are still hidden in Syria. He didn’t have the aresenal he once had, but they did indeed exist.

The lack of WMDs is one of the biggest libtard lies ever.


40 posted on 03/30/2010 8:26:11 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: tiredoflaundry

May 18, 2008: Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us. ...they spend 1/100th of what we spend on the military. I mean, if Iran ever tried to pose a serious threat to us, they wouldn't stand a chance.


May 20, 2008 (2 days later!): Iran is a grave threat. It has an illicit nuclear program. It supports terrorism across the regions and militias in Iraq. It threatens Israel's existence. It denies the Holocaust.

Source for these genuine Obama quotes (2 days apart!): NewsBusters.org:
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2008/05/23/fnc-shows-obamas-iran-flip-flop-colmes-might-talk-hitler

41 posted on 03/30/2010 8:26:37 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SmartInsight

No duh.

I see the CIA has reversed their earlier 2007 NIE which claimed Iran had shelved its nuke program. The CIA is such a joke nowadays.


42 posted on 03/30/2010 8:33:00 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: jazminerose
From June, 2006...

Senator Santorum Makes Major Announcement Regarding Newly Declassified Information Concerning Chemical Weapons Discovered in Iraq

“This is critically important information that the world community needs to know” – Senator Santorum

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, joined Congressman Peter Hoekstra, (R-MI-2), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today to make a major announcement regarding the release of newly declassified information that proves the existence of chemical munitions in Iraq since 2003. The information was released by the Director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte, and contained an unclassified summary of analysis conducted by the National Ground Intelligence Center. In March, Senator Santorum began advocating for the release of these documents to the American public.

“The information released today proves that weapons of mass destruction are, in fact, in Iraq,” said Senator Santorum. “It is essential for the American people to understand that these weapons are in Iraq. I will continue to advocate for the complete declassification of this report so we can more fully understand the complete WMD picture inside Iraq.”

The following are the six key points contained in the unclassified overview:

• Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent.

• Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq’s pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist.

• Pre-Gulf War Iraqi chemical weapons could be sold on the black market. Use of these weapons by terrorists or insurgent groups would have implications for Coalition forces in Iraq. The possibility of use outside Iraq cannot be ruled out.

• The most likely munitions remaining are sarin and mustard-filled projectiles.

• The purity of the agent inside the munitions depends on many factors, including the manufacturing process, potential additives, and environmental storage conditions. While agents degrade over time, chemical warfare agents remain hazardous and potentially lethal.

• It has been reported in open press that insurgents and Iraqi groups desire to acquire and use chemical weapons.

http://santorum.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressOffice.View&ContentRecord_id=1891&CFID=4490718&CFTOKEN=51133099

43 posted on 03/30/2010 8:34:19 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: jazminerose
He did have WMD, some of them are still hidden in Syria. He didn’t have the aresenal he once had, but they did indeed exist.

The lack of WMDs is one of the biggest libtard lies ever.


Let's agree to disagree on this.

The liberals told us that "Bush lied". That is the lie they perpetrated. Bush did not lie. He LISTENED to his CIA ( what else can the President do ?).

The CIA made a mistake. That mistake happened long before Bush became president. Every single Senator from Kerry to Hillary to John Edwards BELIEVED the CIA report. Bill Clinton himself signed the Iraq Liberation Act ( approved by these same liberal senators ) when he was in office PRECISELY because they believed the CIA.

But a mistake is not a lie. The CIA made a mistake, Bush believed them ( as did Congress ) and they should. The big outrage is the Dems voting FOR deposing Saddam and then bailing out when the going got rough and then LYING about Bush lying when they themselves got us into this war by APPROVING it.

But please --- if there are WMDs, WHERE ARE THEY ?

It's easy to pinpoint Syria, but unless we have proof of that, I am not going to believe it. Not at this point in time after 7 years of futile attempts to find them.
44 posted on 03/30/2010 8:34:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SmartInsight

Say it ain’t so, CIA. =.=

As such, allow me to give some examples as to how fraked up the CIA, and other US intelligence agencies, is and how accurate their predictive powers are (from a research paper I did for a graduate school class:

• Late 1991: In Congressional reports and CIA assessments, the US estimates that there is a ‘high degree of certainty that the government of Iran has acquired all or virtually all of the components required for the construction of two to three nuclear weapons.’ A February 1992 report by the US House of Representatives suggests that these two or three nuclear weapons will be operational between February and April 1992 (73).
• Late October 1991: A US National Intelligence Estimate report says that Iran’s nuclear program appears disorganized and in its early stages. Richard H. Solomon, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, says that China has sold nuclear-related technologies to Iran despite earlier assurances that it would not sell such technologies to Iran (73).
• November 1991: Israeli officials contend that, using Pakistani assistance, Iran could make a nuclear bomb by the end of the decade. For their part, US officials estimate that it would take 10 to 15 years. According to a New York Times report (1 November), US analysts insist that Iran has neither the money nor the professional personnel to produce a nuclear weapon in a short time. One expert said that although China may assist Iran in nuclear weapons development, such assistance ‘will certainly not be on the scale of Western help to Iraq’ (73).
• February 24, 1993: CIA Director James Woolsey says that Iran is still 8 to 10 years away from being able to produce its own nuclear weapon, though if it were assisted from abroad; it could become a nuclear power earlier (73)
• December 13, 1993: According to Defense News, the CIA ‘believes that Iran could have nuclear weapons within eight to 10 years, even without critical assistance form abroad’ (73).
• February 16, 1994: According to the latest CIA estimates, Iran could develop a nuclear bomb in six to eight years, although its nuclear weapons program is still in an early stage and relies on foreign technology and expertise (73)
• September 23, 1994: CIA Director James Woolsey says that, ‘Iran is eight to ten years away from building [nuclear] weapons, and that help from the outside will be critical in reaching that timetable. Iran has been particularly active in trying to purchase nuclear materials or technology clandestinely from Russian sources. Iran is also looking to purchase fully-fabricated nuclear weapons in order to accelerate sharply its timetable’(73).
• January 5, 1995: US Defense Secretary William Perry says that Iran may be less than five years from building an atomic bomb though ‘how soon … depends how they go about getting it.’ Perry said buying or stealing a bomb from one of the Soviet states could happen in ‘a week, a month, five years.’ Alternatively, if Tehran could obtain a large amount of highly enriched uranium, then ‘five years is on the high end’(73).
• January 1995: The director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, John Holum, testifies that Iran could have the bomb by 2003 (74).
• January 19, 1995: According to Thomas Graham, Special U.S. Representative for Nonproliferation, Iran has ‘no current program’ for producing weapons-grade fissile materials. ‘They are not that far along,’ he added (74).
• February 29, 1996: Lynn Davis, US Undersecretary of State, says that Iran is ‘many years away’ from possessing a nuclear weapons capability, but stealing nuclear technology or material ‘can reduce the time dramatically in terms of developing a weapon’ (74).
• April 29, 1996: Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres says ‘he believe that in four years, they [Iran] may reach nuclear weapons’ (74).
• March 1997: John Holum, director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, testifies to a House panel that Iran could develop a nuclear bomb sometime between 2005 and 2007 (74).
• June 26, 1997: General Binford Peay, US military commander in the Persian Gulf, says that Iran may have nuclear weapons ‘some time at the turn of the century, the near-end of the turn of the century’ if it gets access to fissionable material (74).
• October 21, 1998: General Anthony Zinni, head of US Central Command, says Iran could have the capacity to deliver nuclear weapons within five years; ‘If I were a betting man,’ he said, ‘I would say they are on track within five years, they would have the capability’ (74).
• November 21, 1999: According to a senior Israeli official, Iran will have a nuclear capability within five years, unless Russian military aid to Iran stops (74).
• January 17, 2000: A new CIA assessment on Iran’s nuclear capabilities says that the CIA cannot be ruled out the possibility that Iran may possess nuclear weapons. This analysis is based on the CIA’s admission that it cannot monitor Iran’s nuclear activities with any precision and hence cannot exclude the prospect that Iran may have nuclear weapons (74).
• September 20, 2000: According to the CIA, Iran is ‘attempting to develop the capability to produce both plutonium and highly enriched uranium, and it is actively pursuing the acquisition of fissile material and the expertise and technology necessary to form the material into nuclear weapons.’ A CIA official also claimed that Iran could be in a position to test fire an ICBM within five years (74).
• February 6, 2002: CIA Director George Tenet tells the Senate that Iran is seeking long-range ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction and will probably succeed in having them by 2015.376 He also said that Iran ‘may be able to indigenously produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon by the end of this decade … obtaining material from outside could cut years from this estimate’ (74).


45 posted on 03/30/2010 8:39:48 AM PDT by cranked
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To: cranked

Forgot the paper was online: http://www.lamp-method.org/eCommons/Bulls.pdf


46 posted on 03/30/2010 8:41:02 AM PDT by cranked
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To: SmartInsight
Three well placed nukes would take out most of the Jews... Hitler would be sooooo proud.

Here's my solution = sell South Florida to Israel. Move as many holy sites here as possible, blow up what can't be moved - leave Arab holy sites for the new "Palestine".

In ten years Palestine will be one more crappy Arab hellhole - poor, feuding with neighbors and blaming all for their problems. The New Israel will be flourishing, happy and working well with their neighbors.

Reality will force Muslims to come face to face with the truth - they have crappy countries BECAUSE the ideas behind their cultures are dreadful. And Jews have successful countries - because the ideas behind their cultures are sound - values of education, hard work, fair play, rights for women and children etc,

47 posted on 03/30/2010 8:42:12 AM PDT by GOPJ (Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The liberals told us that "Bush lied".

Pre-war quotes from "lying" House and Senate democrats...

"In 1998, the United States also changed its underlying policy toward Iraq from containment to regime change and began to examine options to effect such a change, including support for Iraqi opposition leaders within the country and abroad.

In the 4 years since the inspectors, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaida members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001."

"It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein wiill continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East which, as we know all too well, affects American security."
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. Hillary Clinton

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10288&position=all
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John Kerry:I agree completely with this Administration’s goal of a regime change in Iraq – Saddam Hussein is a renegade and outlaw who turned his back on the tough conditions of his surrender put in place by the United Nations in 1991.” (July 2002)
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John Kerry: “I believe the record of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless, reckless breach of international values and standards of behavior is cause enough for the world community to hold him accountable by use of force if necessary.”
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"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
U.S. Senate - Ted Kennedy

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"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm
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"When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." -
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10174&position=all
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John Kerry on the floor of the Senate
October 2002:

"With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question:

Why?

Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up?

Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community?

Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster?

Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke?

Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits?

Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously?

Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction which UNSCOM identified?

Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?

Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), October 9, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10171&position=all
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“The Joint Chiefs should provide Congress with casualty estimates for a war in Iraq as they have done in advance of every past conflict. These estimates should consider Saddam's possible use of chemical or biological weapons against our troops.

Unlike the gulf war, many experts believe Saddam would resort to chemical and biological weapons against our troops in a desperate -attempt to save his regime if he believes he and his regime are ultimately threatened.”
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Oct. 8, 2002
Congressional Record - Sen. Ted Kennedy

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?position=all&page=S10090&dbname=2002_record
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John Kerry: “I would disagree with John McCain that it's the actual weapons of mass destruction he may use against us, it's what he may do in another invasion of Kuwait or in a miscalculation about the Kurds or a miscalculation about Iran or particularly Israel. Those are the things that--that I think present the greatest danger. He may even miscalculate and slide these weapons off to terrorist groups to invite them to be a surrogate to use them against the United States. It's the miscalculation that poses the greatest threat." (October 2002)
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John Kerry: “If You Don’t Believe . . . Saddam Hussein is a threat with nuclear weapons, then you shouldn’t vote for me.” (January 2003)
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John Kerry: Saddam Hussein is a brutal dictator who must be disarmed. (March 2003)
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"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal."..."Iraq has continued to seek nuclear weapons and develop its arsenal in defiance of the collective will of the international community, as expressed through the United Nations Security Council. It is violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire that ended the Gulf war and as many as 16 Security Council resolutions, including 11 resolutions concerning Iraq’s efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction." –
Sen. John Edwards, October 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John Edwards

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10325&position=all
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"There is no doubt that since that time Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." –
Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001
http://usinfo.org/wf-archive/2001/011207/epf510.htm
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"We should be hell bent on getting those weapons of mass destruction, hell bent on having a credible approach to them, but we should try to do it in a way which keeps the world together and that achieves our goal which is removing the... defanging Saddam.." -
Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Dec. 9, 2002
Online with Jim Lehrer – Public Broadcasting Service

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec02/iraq_12-10.html
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"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm
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"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm
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"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
U.S. Senate - Ted Kennedy

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." -
Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
Congressional Record – Robert Byrd

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S9874&position=all
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"When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." -
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10174&position=all
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"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years .. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."-
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
Congressional Record –Sen. Jay Rockefeller

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"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" –
Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Rep. Henry Waxman

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MY SOURCE FOR ALL OF THESE QUOTES:
http://www.americandaily.com/article/4694

48 posted on 03/30/2010 8:44:01 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Never mind Iran building Nukes. Don’t you know that Jews are building houses?!


49 posted on 03/30/2010 8:53:46 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Blue Turtle
Don’t worry about the nuke threat, folks. We all have healthcare now.

Right! So if there is a dirty bomb detonated somewhere on American soil, everyone will have equal access to radiological countermeasures, iodine, stuff like that.

And lead. Don't forget lead.
50 posted on 03/30/2010 8:58:37 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bamaCare Good News: the guy behind you pays your bill. Bad News: you pay for the guy ahead of you.)
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