Skip to comments.U.S. intelligence gains in Iran seen as boost to confidence(it's not making warhead???)
Posted on 04/07/2012 9:32:20 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
The Obama administration has cited new intelligence reports in arguing against a preemptive military strike by Israel against Iranian nuclear facilities.
The expanded espionage effort has confirmed the consensus view expressed by the U.S. intelligence community in a controversial estimate released publicly in 2007. That estimate concluded that while Iran remains resolutely committed to assembling key building blocks for a nuclear weapons program, particularly enriched uranium, the nations leaders have opted for now against taking the crucial final step: designing a nuclear warhead.
It isnt the absence of evidence, its the evidence of an absence, said one former intelligence official briefed on the findings. Certain things are not being done.
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That certainly might be their *hope* but you know what they say...."sometimes the best laid plans..."
As long as something does not go BooooooM, he can say anything, we are better at predicting after the fact.
If Iran suitcase-nukes Manhattan or Chicago or L.A. or Las Vegas (den of iniquity) or DC, the only hope for the press to save face will be to accuse Israel and/or Sarah Palin of having detonated it themselves in order to make Obama look bad.
I do not believe Iran will get "the bomb." IMO, Netanyahu is not a traitor to Israel and Obama knows it! I believe Netanyahu has given Barry just a few months to produce a surrender by the Iranians of their break-out bomb capability...or Israel is going in with or without the US, screw the risk to Obama’s reelection if something “goes wrong.”
Something will absolutely “go wrong” (lots of US citizens and military die) if the US does not take out Iranian retaliatory capability on day one. Taking out Iran's retaliatory missile batteries and Hormuz closing ability is not something Israel can do at the same time that it is bombing Iran's nuclear targets.