Skip to comments.Iran Expert: U.S. Elections Increase Likelihood Of Israeli Strike
Posted on 11/16/2011 5:46:46 PM PST by edpc
An Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites may become likelier in 2012 if Israel calculates it has more room to act alone in a U.S. presidential election year, a former U.S. official and nuclear diplomacy expert said.
Mark Fitzpatrick, an Iran watcher at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, told Reuters the latest report by the UN nuclear watchdog made him more worried that Iran was closer to mastering how to use nuclear power as a weapon.
Iran insists its nuclear program is for civilian energy only. But Fitzpatrick, who was a State Department official responsible for nuclear non-proliferation, said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report was damning.
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Sounds similar to a conversation we likely had with Pakistan while the bin Laden raid was taking place.
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Mark Fitzpatrick is usually listed as a nuclear non-proliferation expert, or a proliferation expert, even a “nuclear expert” — but also has been described as “Defence analyst” and in one FRchives topic, “former state department expert”.
“Hello, this is the President of the United States.”
“Hello, Barry. This is Bibi Netanyahu. I called to tell you that we have successfully nuked Iran off the map. All of our forces have returned unscathed an hour ago. I thought you'd like to know.
Oh, yes. I guess you won't be bowing to Admadinejad and the mullahs soon because they're fused into radioactive glass in the crater formerly known as Tehran. And Syrian President Assad is similarly occupying the crater formerly known as Damascus. We are now solving the Palestinian problem. Bye-bye.”
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