Sep 25, 2007

The Iran Nuclear Threat: "Erreoneous, Misleading, Unsubstantiated statements"

WMD--Words of Mass Deception are again being employed to march toward war with Iran, per the neoconservatives blueprint for a "new middle east", a blueprint published in September 2000. Will Americans fall for this again, as the propaganda surrounding Ahmajinidad's visit has dominated both news, specials and talk radio? WHO HAS BEEN PROVEN THE BIGGER LIAR, AHMAJINIDAD OR GEORGE W. BUSH SO FAR?

Here is a flashback of reports refuting that Iran is not even close to being a nuclear threat. But the media currently is no longer making this news public, and in fact, is parroting the propaganda of the neoconservative White House.


U.N. Inspectors Dispute Iran Report By House Panel

Paper on Nuclear Aims Called Dishonest

Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, September
14, 2006; Page A17

U.N. inspectors investigating Iran's nuclear program angrily complained to the Bush administration and to a Republican congressman yesterday about a recent House committee report on Iran's capabilities, calling parts of the document "outrageous and dishonest" and offering evidence to refute its central claims.

Officials of the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency said in a letter that the report contained some "erroneous, misleading and unsubstantiated statements." The letter, signed by a senior director at the agency, was addressed to Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, which issued the report. A copy was hand-delivered to Gregory L. Schulte, the U.S. ambassador to the IAEA in Vienna.


Iran Is Judged 10 Years From Nuclear Bomb
U.S. Intelligence Review Contrasts With Administration Statements

By Dafna Linzer
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 2, 2005; A01

A major U.S. intelligence review has projected that Iran is about a decade away from manufacturing the key ingredient for a nuclear weapon, roughly doubling the previous estimate of five years, according to government sources with firsthand knowledge of the new analysis.

The carefully hedged assessments, which represent consensus among U.S. intelligence agencies, contrast with forceful public statements by the White House. Administration officials have asserted, but have not offered proof, that Tehran is moving determinedly toward a nuclear arsenal. The new estimate could provide more time for diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear ambitions. President Bush has said that he wants the crisis resolved diplomatically but that "all options are on the table."


12 January 2006, 19:44 GMT

By Sarah Buckley and Paul Rincon
BBC News website

Iran has alarmed the international community by removing the seals at its nuclear fuel research sites - but experts say it is several years away from being capable of producing a nuclear bomb.


The authoritative, independent International Institute for Strategic Studies said this month Tehran is at least five years away from producing enough fissile material for a single bomb, and that 15 years was a more likely time frame.