'Mossad, CIA agree Iran has yet to decide to build nuclear weapon'

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  1. marbro

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    The newspaper said that senior American officials believe there is little disagreement between the Mossad and U.S. intelligence agencies over Iran’s nuclear program, despite the fact that Israeli political leaders have been pushing for quick action to block Iran from becoming what they describe as an existential threat.

    The report further quoted one former senior American intelligence official who states that the Mossad “does not disagree with the U.S. on the weapons program,” adding that there is “not a lot of dispute between the U.S. and Israeli intelligence communities on the facts.”

    According to the New York Times, the extent of the evidence the spy agencies have collected is unclear since most of their findings are classified. However, intelligence officials say they have been throwing everything they have at the Iranian program.

    The United States and Israel share intelligence on Iran, American officials said. For its spying efforts, Israel relies in part on an Iranian exile group that is labeled a terrorist organization by the United States, the Mujahedeen Khalq, or M.E.K., which is based in Iraq, says the report.

    Furthermore, the report states that the Israelis have also developed close ties in the region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, and they are believed to use Kurdish agents who can move back and forth across the border into Iran.

    According to the New York Times, American intelligence officials are wary of relying on information from an opposition group like the M.E.K., especially after their experience in Iraq where they relied on flawed information provided by the Iraqi National Congress, an exile group run by Ahmad Chalabi.

    The report comes days after top Israeli official congratulated a decision by the world's largest financial money transfer network to cut off Iranian banks targeted by EU sanctions from the system, saying that the move represented a "mortal blow" to the Iranian regime.

    The move was an unprecedented measure that will effectively prevent Iranian institutions from electronically transferring global funds.

    An Israeli official indicated that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised the issue of disconnecting the Iranian banks from the SWIFT system during his recent conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama as well as with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
     
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    You are full of it as usual. "The report further quoted one former senior American intelligence.....". Everyone please note the (cough) report was made by a supposedly "former" CIA employee. IF such a real person exists...which is doubtful, how the hell would he/she know what the latest intelligence is on Iran? Just to clarify: Once anyone leaves the CIA they are literally locked out. It is a Federal offense for ANYONE in the CIA to tell ANYONE, former employee or not, ANYTHING ABOUT ANYTHING! Wise up. Same goes for the Mossad only in their case if ANY Mossad agent says ANYTHING to anyone about anything they simply disappear....like permanently like.
     
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    Yeah, the CIA did such a great job predicting the first Indian nuclear weapon test. LOL! No worries. :frown:


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    Not good election news for inSanatorium, Noot & Willard who want to cut taxes and triple the size of the Armed Forces specifically in case Iran does build-one ...
     
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    Whether this is credible or not doesn't matter. The fact that Iran is trying to develop the capabilities to build a nuclear weapon if they decide to is the point.

    This should be nixed from the start. If Iran wants nuclear energy like they so openly lie and claim then they need to play by the rules. Full 100% access by IAEA officials literally every single step of the way. If officials even so much as hear a water cooler joke about a nuclear bomb then their program ends with or without their consent.

    Under those circumstances should be the only way Irans nuclear program should be allowed to move forward. If they don't want to agree with those terms I have zero problem with Israeli fighter jets reminding them of why its a good idea to play by the rules.
     
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    LOL @ ignorance. You will believe what you want regardless of the truth in front of your face.

    Here is another article.


    WASHINGTON — Even as the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said in a new report Friday that Iran had accelerated its uranium enrichment program, American intelligence analysts continue to believe that there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb.



    Recent assessments by American spy agencies are broadly consistent with a 2007 intelligence finding that concluded that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program years earlier, according to current and former American officials. The officials said that assessment was largely reaffirmed in a 2010 National Intelligence Estimate, and that it remains the consensus view of America’s 16 intelligence agencies.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/25/w...cies-see-no-move-by-iran-to-build-a-bomb.html

    The CIA makes mistakes but they do great work around the world everyday risking good American lives to defend this country. Its when idiots in politics take over and distort the truth for power and greed that causes reall hard ache and suffering. Of course the sheep will follow.
     

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