A Bomb Or Not A Bomb?Posted: 1 May 2012
We all have our beliefs about what is going on in Iran as I write……conservs want us, the American people, to believe that the iranians are on the verge of a nuke bomb…..liberals want us to believe that they are years away or that they do not want a bomb, just nuke energy…..so what is the true perspective?
To answer that question…NO one has any flipping idea apparently….just all conjecture and posturing…..but I did find a piece in my search for information…….
Israel’s intelligence service Mossad has acknowledged, just like their American counterparts, there is no proof Tehran is carrying out a nuclear weapons program, a source in US intelligence told the New York Times.
An unnamed former senior US intelligence official told the paper “Mossad does not disagree with the US on the [Iranian] weapons program.” The consensus among US spy agencies remains that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons research several years ago.
“There is not a lot of dispute between the US and Israeli intelligence communities on the facts,” the official continued.
Such recognition comes in stark contrast with Israeli politicians, who have continually insisted on an immediate military strike on Iran’s nuclear installations to prevent it from evolving into an “existential threat” to the Jewish state.
The assessment of the intelligence available is the key to the ongoing war or peace dilemma with Iran. US spy agencies have been searching around for years, trying to find proof Iran is developing a nuclear warhead and missiles to deliver it. For all of their troubles, this is what they’ve found: the program was shut down way back in 2003.
But while intelligence circles might admit Iran is not close to obtaining nuclear weapons, the sanctions against Iran remain in place. Meanwhile, neither Israeli nor American leaders make any bones of threatening Iran with a military solution to prevent the country’s frustrated nuclear ambitions from seeing the light of day.
So what is the real deal? Do we prepare for war that will claim even more human lives or do we stop all the electioneering and let sanctions work? Should we move forward with a plan to fight, kinda in the vain of WMDs in Iraq? Better safe than sorry, right?