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04 December 2007

Iran: Intelligent Life Forms Found In US Intelligence Services ...


Well, well, well. Whadaya know? Who'd have thunk it, eh?

Iran welcomes new US intelligence report

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday welcomed the U.S. decision to "correct" its claim that Tehran has an active nuclear weapons program, state-run radio reported.

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was referring to a U.S. intelligence assessment released Monday that reversed earlier claims that Iran had restarted its weapons program in 2005 after suspending it in 2003.

"It's natural that we welcome ... countries that correct their views realistically which in the past had questions and ambiguities about (Iran's nuclear activities)," Mottaki said.
Read the rest of the report right here.

But before you do ... two things to take note of ...

(1) The timing of the release of this Intel ... why wait till now to tell us they were wrong?

(2) Read the news report precisely as it's written. Then, read it again ignoring all the included "could"s.

Afterwards, ask yourself the question, where do you draw the line when waffling on and on about "could"s and "could"s and still some more "could"s?

After all, today the Martians COULD land.

You COULD inherit billions of bucks from a hitherto unknown long lost uncle who just died in his sleep, deep in the darkest depths of ... well, anywhere at all actually.

There COULD be a second coming of E.T. on the cards.

The Pope COULD be a closet protestant simply posing as a pontiff.

And we COULD be typing this blog-post blindfolded -- with our hands tied behind our backs while hanging upside down, and singing 'Silent Night' -- in a spaceship.

Seriously, from where we're sitting this sudden turn of events smells strangely fishy, and we strongly suspect it's merely the first chapter of a distinctly new yarn story, as is yet to be told.

(cross posted at Appletree)

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Anonymous whoever said...

I'll tell you why they're telling us. It's better than admitting they're climbing down in the face of concerted and growing pressure from the likes of Russia, China and others -- despite the diplomatic play acting through the UN.

Not to mention the fact that everyone including Iran itself know thatbthe US is already hopelessly over extended, what with Afghanistan, Iraq and (too many to count) other places all over world.

They're falling apart, and everyone knows it -- except the die hard neocons and their brainwashed supporters.

In short? A no brainer.

4:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cutting to the chase, here's the position in a nut shell.

One source, who has close links to US intelligence, said that members of Vice President Dick Cheney's staff continued to call for military strikes against Iran "on a daily basis".

(Then look at this)

Senior military officers and intelligence officials are understood to have grave reservations about an attack on Iran - not least because it would be unclear how a military confrontation with Iran could be brought to a conclusion.

What do the regular American people want? 'Cos the bottom line choice is either sanity ruling the day ~ or insanity.

Link here.

4:26 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...


Anonymous, the very same thoughts were going through my mind as I read about the sudden U-turn.

7:53 pm  
Blogger Twilight said...

Perhaps Bush and Co will get their way via Israel, eventually, doing the dirty work?

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, meanwhile, disputed the U.S. conclusions, saying Israeli intelligence believes Iran is still trying to develop nuclear weapons.

Israel's prime minister, Ehud Olmert, said that "it is vital to continue efforts to prevent Iran from attaining (nuclear) capability." Israel is believed to have its own arsenal of nuclear weapons, the only stockpile in the Mideast.

11:54 pm  

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