Iran: The Unthinkable War
by Juan Santos
Democrats and Republicans alike claim that
But there is no evidence that
Military sources told journalist Seymour Hersch that the
One former senior intelligence official told Hersch flatly, “People in the Pentagon were asking, ‘What’s the evidence? We’ve got a million tentacles out there, overt and covert, and these guys’ (Iran) ‘have been working on this for eighteen years, and we have nothing? We’re coming up with jack shit.’”
The International Atomic Energy Agency recently blasted a
The IAEA pointed to five significant errors in the Congressional committee's claim that
According to the London Guardian, the IAEA “said the report was ‘incorrect’ in its assessment that
In 2004, IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei said plainly, “I have seen no nuclear weapons program in
This dispute is an instant replay of the clashes between the IAEA and the
US Congress member Ron Paul cautions that, “
Nonetheless, the Project for a New American Century claims that Iran is “rushing to develop ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons as a deterrent to American intervention...”
While the PNAC claim about Iranian intentions has no factual basis, it is also an open admission that, if Iran were developing a nuclear weapons capability, it would be for Iran’s own self defense in the face of a pattern of US invasions in the region, including invasions and occupations of Iraq on its western flank and Afghanistan on its eastern flank.
The insanity of the Cold War, with its policies of deterrence and Mutually Assured Destruction, almost starts looking like the good old days.
To get a picture of the hypocritical extremity, even the absurdity of the
Polls show, then, that a majority of Chinese agree: if the US, a known international war criminal and the only power to launch a nuclear attack against another nation – ever – won’t unilaterally surrender its nukes and suspend operations of its nuclear power plants, then US nuclear facilities, all of them, should be taken out in a Chinese nuclear first strike.
The difference in the two stories should be obvious: there is an absolutely solid historical and factual basis for the Chinese charges against the