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Hey, the CIA promised
NY Post ^ | Aug 21, 2010 | Editors

Posted on 08/21/2010 1:22:19 PM PDT by fightinJAG

Iran today effectively kick-starts opera tions of its Bushehr nuclear reactor -- a move hard-liners tout as defiance of President Obama's sanctions regime.

This follows Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi's announcement yesterday that Iran has test-fired a new ballistic missile with advanced targeting capabilities.

Yet despite it all, Washington reportedly has "assured" Israel that Iran is at least one year away from completing a "breakout" in uranium conversion into weapons-grade fissionable material.

The point appears to be to delay pre-emptive Israeli military action against Iranian nuclear facilities until Obama can sweet-talk Tehran out of its bomb.

Good luck with that -- though it might be worth the effort if Washington's timeline was at all credible.

But, according to The New York Times, it's based on "intelligence collected over the past year, as well as reports from international inspectors."

This would be the same US band of spies that, over the past decade, has produced one disaster after another.

Remember that 2007 National Intelligence Estimate that declared flatly that Iran had shut down its nuke program a full four years earlier?

Or when White House spokesman Robert Gibbs disputed Iran's claim to have enriched uranium to 20 percent purity? That was about 10 days before the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Tehran's boast.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoiran; bushehr; bushehrreactor; cia; iran; iraniannukes; nuclear; nucleariran; proliferation

1 posted on 08/21/2010 1:22:19 PM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG
The point appears to be to delay pre-emptive Israeli military action against Iranian nuclear facilities until Obama can sweet-talk Tehran out of its bomb into nuking Israel.

There. Fixed.

2 posted on 08/21/2010 1:27:14 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: None

from what I heard, perhaps Charles Krauthammer, the only reason the U.S. is saying publicly and loudly *** 1 year ***
is because Israels assesment is much shorter.


3 posted on 08/21/2010 1:29:30 PM PDT by Sporaticus
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To: Sporaticus

You got it.. my sources say that there are rumblings in Israel. They don’t give a damn about American intelligence, or lack thereof.


4 posted on 08/21/2010 3:36:27 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: richardtavor

Al Gore should be in jail for helping the Iranians to go nuclear


5 posted on 08/21/2010 6:07:07 PM PDT by South Dakota (Drill baby, drill)
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