Tuesday, May 31, 2011

IRAN AND THE BOMB - How real is the nuclear threat?


"Despite years of covert operations inside Iran, extensive satellite imagery, and the recruitment of many Iranian intelligence assets, the United States and its allies, including Israel, have been unable to find irrefutable evidence of an ongoing hidden nuclear-weapons program in Iran, according to intelligence and diplomatic officials here and abroad. One American defense consultant told me that as yet there is “no smoking calutron,” although, like many Western government officials, he is convinced that Iran is intent on becoming a nuclear state sometime in the future. " Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker


"An Israeli Cabinet minister said the civilized world must take joint action to avert the Iranian nuclear threat, including a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

Moshe Yaalon — the minister for strategic affairs — made the statement in an interview with Russia's Interfax news agency released Monday ahead of a visit to Moscow."

Bravo! I wish the Israelis all the success in the world so long as the United States does nothing to support them. nothing, no re-fueling, no SAR, no ECM, no BDA, nothing. They want to fight? Let them fight using the weapons, aircraft and money that we have provided them, but no 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. strike by the US while the Israelis contemplate the wreckage of their air force.



Israel is an expansionist empire, and it has one of two options: expansion or contraction. With the fall of Saddam, next in line is Iran, Lebanon, Syria, and most of all the Jordanian Option..., in order to keep the West Bank and the Golan for ever.... After that, it will be Pakistan. It will never end....

Iran..nuclear weapon....maybe ten years. Building a bomb is easy, minimizing it and fitting it to IRBM and or ICBM missile is not. I have not heard of any serious missile threat from Iran that could be used as a nuclear delivery system. Oh yeah, I did I forget to tell ya? Making sure it would go boom is also slightly important. No one likes a fizzle....

While we are looking at Iran how about? How about the 180 nukes Israel has and why Israel is blocking IAEA Inspectors? Transparency Iran? Right.....