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Mon Jan 9, 2012, 06:36 PM

Panetta admits Iran not developing nukes

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta let slip on Sunday the big open secret that Washington war hawks donít want widely known: Iran is not developing nuclear weapons.
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Reply Panetta admits Iran not developing nukes (Original post)
kpete Jan 2012 OP
Blacksheep214 Jan 2012 #1
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Jack Rabbit Jan 2012 #3
goforit Jan 2012 #4
AtheistCrusader Jan 2012 #5
florida08 Jan 2012 #7
KansDem Jan 2012 #6

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 06:56 PM

1. Nothing New!

 

We pay and we don't know what we are paying for.

We could be running an Auschwitz or Buchenwald and not have the foggiest idea.

Isn't it time we fixed this problem?

Open Government or we change the complete system as per one T. Jefferson!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 07:05 PM

2. I guess he must have missed that IAEA report.

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The International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog, confirmed on Monday that Iran has started enriching uranium up to 20 percent at an underground site at Fordo, near the Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Qom, and said all atomic material there was under its surveillance.

The United States said on Monday that if Iran is enriching uranium to 20 percent at an underground facility at Fordo, this would be a "further escalation" of its pattern of violating its obligations under UN Security Council resolutions.

"The fact that the IAEA has made clear that they are enriching to a level that is inappropriate at Fordow is obviously a problem," a State Department spokeswoman told reporters.

Nuland said the Vienna-based IAEA's assessment, previously reported by diplomats in Vienna, did not come as a surprise to the U.S.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/russia-regrets-reported-iran-nuclear-activity-in-qom-facility-1.406555

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 07:28 PM

3. And the Republican response will be . . . .

  • Rush Limbaugh: We should bomb them anyway. They may not be building a nuke, but I know they're thinking about it.
  • Mitt Romney: Never mind what my position was yesterday. All of my previous statements are inoperative. Today I'll make the operative statement, as soon as my army of lobbyists have it ready.
  • Rick Santorum: So What? They need to be converted. That's why we should bomb them, to show them the love of Jesus and the compassion of the American people. It's like I said, the Crusades get a bad rap.
  • Newt Gingrich: How can you trust what come out of this administration when the President is Muslim terrorist recruited by Bill Ayres.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 10:49 PM

4. A message to Israel... "red line" only

 

No nuclear weapons so far.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:41 PM

5. What the fuck is the difference between a nuclear weapon, and nuclear capability?

Like, are they pissed the Iranians might be able to make isotopes used for medical purposes or what?

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 06:02 AM

7. a delivery system

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2011/s3360791.htm

The IAEA has detailed the nuclear explosive development indicators, the procurement activities, the detonator development, and most concerning for Iran's neighbours, the steps it's taken for integration into a missile delivery vehicle.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 02:48 PM

6. Neither was Iraq, but that didn't stop the Mighty American War Machine!!!

[font size="1"]oops! that's right...we got the intelligence "wrong..."

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