posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:23 AM
U.S. does not believe Iran is trying to
build nuclear bomb
The latest U.S. intelligence report indicates Iran is pursuing research that could enable it to build a nuclear weapon, but that it has not sought
to do so.
Is it just the US that thinks that?
Senior U.S. officials say Israel does not dispute the basic intelligence or analysis.
No, Israel basically agrees.
"When they're assembling a bomb, that's going to be the hardest thing to see," said Hadley, now a senior advisor at the U.S. Institute of
Peace, a government-funded think tank.
Some developments have bolstered the view that Iran is secretly pursuing a weapon.
Now this is the thing chicken hawks like to remind us about, the unknowns and intangibles.
"It could happen"
Acting on a whim like that is tantamount to spending hundreds of billions of dollars to combat global warming, because there is no hard evidence about
what we are looking at.
Israel worries that such facilities may be invulnerable to conventional bombing if Iran begins building a weapon. Israeli officials have warned
that Iran could create what they call a "zone of immunity" by year's end.
Why is Israel worried? Their nuclear arsenal is exceedingly high, why doesn't the "zone of immunity" cover them?
This, of course, is Israel twisting the subject, because they are hypocrites for owning their own nuclear weapons, so they can't exactly act like
In any case, this article points to the opinion of people in the know, and what they tell is a good example of why Iran shouldn't be attacked and the
sanctions should be lifted.