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CS Monitor: Imminent Iran nuclear threat? A timeline of warnings since 1979.

Breathless predictions that the Islamic Republic will soon be at the brink of nuclear capability, or – worse – acquire an actual nuclear bomb, are not new. For more than quarter of a century Western officials have claimed repeatedly that Iran is close to joining the nuclear club. Such a result is always declared "unacceptable" and a possible reason for military action, with "all options on the table" to prevent upsetting the Mideast strategic balance dominated by the US and Israel.

And yet, those predictions have time and again come and gone. This chronicle of past predictions lends historical perspective to today’s rhetoric about Iran.

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ytc's picture

Oh, Gosh. I thought he was showing a diagram of his. . .

bloated acid-filled stomach, which is about to explode.

Poor thing. . . only if we can give him a palliative PEACE pill: not the peace-only-after-my-total-dominance-over-you poison pill that he shoves to palestinians and the rest of the world.

Man puts psyche on display.

Snoring. Looking for donations.

Free includes debt-free!

ytc's picture

"Looking for donations"!! You mean that diagram is his

gluttonous purse which needs to be filled up to the red line. . . for Israel not to detonate the very nuclear bomb that was smuggled in by a Smuggling Ring, Netanyahu worked for?


Thank God for the internet

Otherwise I wouldn't know about stuff like this

They've been using this Iran is "on the verge" of a nuclear weapon excuse since 1984?

I know that history repeats itself, but I didn't know it was such a short cycle.

SteveMT's picture

Another day, another warmongering big lie.

[Every point has a link to the source.]
The corporate media have been given their orders to throw the focus back on to Iran.

Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget.

1. Last Spring, Rose Gottemoeller, an assistant secretary of state and Washington's chief nuclear arms negotiator, asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel refused.

2. The United Nations passed a resolution calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

3. The IAEA asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

4. Iran's formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.

5. Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities.

6. Contrary to face-saving claims, it appears that the US and Israel were both caught off guard by Iran's announcement of a planned underground (to avoid being bombed) enrichment facility. The reasoning is simple. Had the US or Israel announced the existence of he new facility before Iran's notified the IAEA, it would have put Iran on the defensive. As it is now, the US and Israel seem to be playing catch up, casting doubt on the veracity of Israel's claims to "know" that Iran is a nuclear threat.

7. The IAEA and all 16 United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in agreement that Iran is not building and does not possess nuclear weapons.

8. In 1986, Mordachai Vanunu blew the whistle and provided photographs showing Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons factory underneath the reactor at Dimona.
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Michael Nystrom's picture

Ralph - that is hilarious

I retweeted it from the dailypaul twitter account.

LOL !!!

What Michael said! (still laughing)