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Oops: US may have faked Iran knowledge

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posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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Analysis finds holes in US Iran story: US may have pretended to know about facility



The story line that dominated media coverage of the second Iranian uranium enrichment facility last week was the official assertion that U.S. intelligence had caught Iran trying to conceal a “secret” nuclear facility.

But an analysis of the transcript of that briefing by senior administration officials that was the sole basis for the news stories and other evidence reveals damaging admissions, conflicts with the facts and unanswered questions that undermine its credibility.

Iran’s notification to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the second enrichment facility in a letter on Sep. 21 was buried deep in most of the news stories and explained as a response to being detected by U.S. intelligence. In reporting the story in that way, journalists were relying entirely on the testimony of “senior administration officials” who briefed them at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh Friday.

U.S. intelligence had “learned that the Iranians learned that the secrecy of the facility was compromised”, one of the officials said, according to the White House transcript. The Iranians had informed the IAEA, he asserted, because “they came to believe that the value of the facility as a secret facility was no longer valid…”

Later in the briefing, however, the official said “we believe”, rather than “we learned”, in referring to that claim, indicating that it is only an inference rather than being based on hard intelligence.
rawstory.com...

This coming from the governing body, the same one that claimed IRAQ had WMD's and was hiding Al-Quada agents.


Wake up people, wake up wake up wake up wake up!





posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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I was saying a few days ago that this look eerily similar to the build up the second Iraq War.

I can hear the drums of war beating...


NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency said Iran broke the law by not disclosing sooner its recently revealed uranium enrichment site.



"Whether they have done some weaponization studies as was claimed is still an outstanding issue. But I have not seen any credible evidence to suggest that Iran has an ongoing nuclear program today. I hope they are not having one," El Baradei said.


CNN



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by warrenb

Analysis finds holes in US Iran story: US may have pretended to know about facility



The story line that dominated media coverage of the second Iranian uranium enrichment facility last week was the official assertion that U.S. intelligence had caught Iran trying to conceal a “secret” nuclear facility.

But an analysis of the transcript of that briefing by senior administration officials that was the sole basis for the news stories and other evidence reveals damaging admissions, conflicts with the facts and unanswered questions that undermine its credibility.

Iran’s notification to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the second enrichment facility in a letter on Sep. 21 was buried deep in most of the news stories and explained as a response to being detected by U.S. intelligence. In reporting the story in that way, journalists were relying entirely on the testimony of “senior administration officials” who briefed them at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh Friday.

U.S. intelligence had “learned that the Iranians learned that the secrecy of the facility was compromised”, one of the officials said, according to the White House transcript. The Iranians had informed the IAEA, he asserted, because “they came to believe that the value of the facility as a secret facility was no longer valid…”

Later in the briefing, however, the official said “we believe”, rather than “we learned”, in referring to that claim, indicating that it is only an inference rather than being based on hard intelligence.
rawstory.com...

This coming from the governing body, the same one that claimed IRAQ had WMD's and was hiding Al-Quada agents.


Wake up people, wake up wake up wake up wake up!



S and F

Really intresting. I hope the world doesnt find an excuse to go to war again like with Iraq. So sick of the needless loss of life...

Peace



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 10:41 AM
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The OP is ridiculous. There have been detailed satellite photos of the construction site from day one. From its specifics, it's easy for experts to see that it's a heavily fortified bunker of large dimensions. If you connect the dots, you get an indication that this was a facility related to nuclear program.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 10:55 AM
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That's a pretty ridiculous statement considering the source of your information is the source that wants action taken. Of course they'll find photos and "evidence", heck they had similar "evidence" on Iraq about their WMD's.

Reconsider your sources and their motives.



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