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U.S. intelligence gains in Iran seen as boost to confidence(it's not making warhead???)
Washington Post ^ | April 7, 2012 | Joby Warrick and Greg Miller

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 nation’s leaders have opted for now against taking the crucial final step: designing a nuclear warhead.

“It isn’t the absence of evidence, it’s the evidence of an absence,” said one former intelligence official briefed on the findings. “Certain things are not being done.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cia; drone; iran; israel
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To: Mister Da
I expect Iran will test a weapon within a year.

That certainly might be their *hope* but you know what they say...."sometimes the best laid plans..."

21 posted on 04/08/2012 6:48:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Seizethecarp

As long as something does not go BooooooM, he can say anything, we are better at predicting after the fact.

22 posted on 04/08/2012 9:25:24 AM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are most of my comments.)
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To: Seizethecarp
BTW, I posted just the very last three paragraphs of the story. The entire article was a lead-up to the claim that the 2007 NIE has been validated by the "new intelligence" on which we obviously wasted $ billions. Talk about Alice in Wonderland! The treason in the WH and the media continues...

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.


23 posted on 04/08/2012 10:25:02 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
“If Iran suitcase-nukes Manhattan or Chicago or L.A. or Las Vegas (den of iniquity) or DC...”

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.

24 posted on 04/08/2012 11:23:21 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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25 posted on 04/08/2012 11:48:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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