The Iran A-Bomb Hoax

Sunday, December 27, 2009 12:31 AM

At some point, we may hear the Russians and Chinese being referred to as "deniers" in regard to Iran's purported nuclear weapons program. (See article below in the Jerusalem Post, my emphasis in red.) The intensive brainwashing program underway--conceived in Tel Aviv and taken up by Barack Obama, with the full support of Nicolas Sarkozy, Gordon Brown and Angela Merkel--is impressive. The relentless covert and overt campaign to destabilize Iran proceeds, with Tehran's "nuclear ambitions" being the prime attention-getter. It will soon be regarded as an absurdity (as well as an insult to the above powers-that-be) to question if Tehran possesses nuclear weapons. Everybody will just have to accept the proffered premise as a fact. So far, however, I am unaware that the sixteen U.S. spy agencies have changed their collective judgement of December 2007 on the matter. Their conclusion was that Tehran abandoned work on an atomic bomb years ago, if indeed it ever existed. You see what I mean about our "peace prize" President being a hypocrite?

There are those supposedly misguided individuals (such as myself) who remain skeptical about the anthropogenic causation for global warming. What can you do? On another topic, you may recall those reprobates (me again) who were highly suspicious about the 2002 Cheney-Bush White House campaign to convince Mr. and Mrs. America that the boogeyman of the moment, our former ally Saddam Hussein, was concealing WMD and developing nuclear weapons. After years of crippling and comprehensive economic sanctions on Iraq under three U.S. Presidents, including an embargo of basic human necessities, the whole idea of Iraq posing some kind of a threat sounded not just outlandish but obscene. In retrospect, it was also criminal, but no one was impeached or indicted.

The same reprobates have good reason to be suspicious of the Obama-Emanuel White House today. The same “threat” scenario--again orchestrated by Tel Aviv through its many fronts, and carried out by the bipartisan Washington establishment--is in the works targeting Iran, with Barack “peace prize” Obama and Hillary “the obliterator” Clinton leading the charge. Are there no limits to what the American people will swallow as true, if it is given an official veneer by dubious public officials and the lapdog, establishment media? 

Although the Russians and Chinese remain "in denial" and unconvinced that Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons, nevertheless they have gone on record of late, saying that they might vote for additional economic sanctions in the UN Security Council anyway. Why? No doubt, purely for business reasons, to humor Washington and to maintain a good economic relationship with the U.S. and the EU. It's a tradeoff. Moscow and Beijing see the writing on the wall. The actual reality of Iran is of little consequence and almost beside the point, when measured against what Tel Aviv wants to see happen to Iran. The latter is controlling.

The outline of this agenda has been transmitted to Washington, Berlin, Paris and London. The drumbeat for war is accelerating. Congruencies to what transpired during the run-up to "shock and awe" and the subsequent three-trillion dollar fool's errand in Iraq are obvious and startling, with the added kicker this time around that Paris and Berlin, thanks to President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel, are fully on board with the fraud. It is Orwellian and repellant; and at the same time ridiculous.

Update link: Retired General Uzi Eilam, once in charge of Tel-Aviv’s nukes, says Tehran is “very, very, very long way” from making an atom bomb. January 10, 2010.



'No proof Iran nuke program is military'

Dec. 25, 2009 // Herb Keinon , THE JERUSALEM POST

Moscow is not convinced that Iran plans to weaponize its nuclear program, and has not been shown evidence convincing it otherwise, deputy Russian foreign minister Alexander Saltanov told The Jerusalem Post this week.

Saltanov's comments, made after he delivered a speech at a conference in Jordan sponsored by Ria Novosti, the Russian news and information agency funded by the government, and the Russian Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, came as the US braced for beginning a reassessment of Iran's nuclear program and the sanctions regime policy.

At the same time, Saltanov dismissed the widely held assumption that Russia would not support another heavy round of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran, saying "we never said that sanctions will never happen. We said that we should work through the diplomatic process to the very end, and encourage Iran to get involved in dialogue not only on vague issues - like the nuclear program - but also regarding involvement of Iran in the region to solve problems."

"Iran has a positive potential," he said. Although he did not say so specifically, Saltanov seemed to referring to Iran's role in the Caucasus and Central Asia, areas of key strategic importance to Russia, where Teheran has been careful to play a constructive role and not export the ideological extremism it has exported to the Middle East. This is something keenly appreciated in Moscow.

Yevgeny Primakov, the former Russian prime minister considered the doyen of Moscow's Middle East experts, said at the conference he did not believe that Iran had made a decision to acquire nuclear weapons, showing just how far the gaps were between Israel and Russia on the issue. Where Israel, and now the US and most in the West, concur that Iran is after nuclear capability for weapons purposes, the Russians are still debating whether Teheran does indeed want the nuclear capability for weapons or only for civilian needs.

"Russia has no concrete information that Iran is planning to construct a weapon. It may be more like Japan, which has nuclear readiness but does not have a bomb," Primakov said. "There is no doubt that the Iranian program and lack of clarity about it has caused great nervousness in Israel," he added. "But if Israel attacks Iran it will cause great instability and will only postpone the Iranian program, not end it."

One diplomatic official, asked to explain the chasm in the assessments of Iranian intent that exists between Israel and Russia, said that by denying that Iran has intentions of building a bomb, the Russians push off having to make the difficult decision about how to stop it. Government sources in Jerusalem, meanwhile, said that there are different schools of thought regarding Iran inside Russia. The sources did not rule out the possibility that the Russians would indeed back another round of sanctions, though perhaps not as stringent as the US and Israel would like to see.

Russian support for a lower degree of sanctions, the sources added, was not insignificant, since it would give legitimacy for the US to band together with other like-minded countries outside of the UN framework and put into place other, tougher measures. One official said that Iranian self-confidence is currently not very high, and "for the first time you have a situation where the Iranians are facing not only trouble abroad, but also the ground is shaking at home." The international community, he said, has more leverage now than in the past.

The Chinese Xinhua news agency, meanwhile, reported on Thursday that China continues to believe that sanctions were not the right way to go. "We have consistently insisted that the Iran nuclear issue be properly solved through diplomatic negotiations, and we think sanctions cannot solve the root issues," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a regular news briefing. "The urgency is that all parties should step up diplomatic efforts and maintain and advance the process of dialogue and negotiations, in a bid to seek the proper solution to the Iran nuclear issue in a comprehensive and long-term way," Jiang was quoted as saying.

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