Results 1 to 6 of 6
Thanks Tree8Thanks
  • 1 Post By labrea
  • 3 Post By DebateDrone
  • 1 Post By labrea
  • 3 Post By BigLeRoy

Thread: Iranís Secret Nukes? Scaremongering Netanyahu Strikes Again

  1. #1
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    34,263
    Thanks
    27036

    From
    On a hill

    Iranís Secret Nukes? Scaremongering Netanyahu Strikes Again

    Israel's timely You Tube gambit against Tehran would be frightening--if it were true.

    By SCOTT RITTER • May 1, 2018

    snip

    The timing of Netanyahu’s presentation—a mere two weeks before Trump is scheduled to make his determination about the fate of the JCPOA—is suspect, as is the methodology used to introduce the intelligence material to the world. If this trove of documents is, in fact, what Netanyahu claims, then there are mechanisms in place via the JCPOA framework to address the legitimate concerns raised by their collective content. The Israeli government could have shared this information with any of the signatory parties to the JCPOA, who then could have requested a meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA where the issue of Iranian compliance would then be discussed. While the process involved is a cumbersome one, in the end any failure of the part of Iran to constructively engage would result in the matter being taken to the Security Council, where sanctions could be re-imposed.

    Likewise, the Israelis could have taken their information straight to the IAEA, which is empowered by the JCPOA to investigate “activities inconsistent with the JCPOA” at “locations that have not been declared under the safeguards agreement or Additional Protocol.” Netanyahu’s ramshackle building in the Shorabad District of southern Tehran would seem to fit that description perfectly, despite the seeming illogic of Iran hiding its most sensitive documents in such an insecure location. Again, any substantive Iranian noncompliance with the IAEA’s demands to investigate would eventually lead to the resumption of economic sanctions against Iran.

    The legal and practical fallacies inherent in Netanyahu’s presentation may ultimately not matter. In the end, Netanyahu was addressing an audience of one—Donald Trump. This “intelligence driven briefing,” regardless of the veracity of the information used to underpin it, will be used by Trump to bolster a decision he has already made to withdraw from the JCPOA, setting America and the world on a path for which there can only be one destination—war with Iran. Once Trump withdraws from the JCPOA, there will be no turning back; Israel’s hyped up claims will never be subjected to the kind of scrutiny decisions of this magnitude would seem to demand. This was, and is, Netanyahu’s ultimate objective, which is itself a sad commentary on a president whose campaign was anchored in opposition to the flawed intelligence used to justify the Iraq War. Sadly, one can only observe, “Mission Accomplished.”

    Scott Ritter is a former Marine Corps intelligence officer who served in the former Soviet Union implementing arms control treaties, in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, and in Iraq overseeing the disarmament of WMD. He is the author of Deal of the Century: How Iran Blocked the West’s Road to War.

    Iran?s Secret Nukes? Scaremongering Netanyahu Strikes Again | The American Conservative
    Thanks from Friday13

  2. #2
    Dick with my Buzz...Try DebateDrone's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    36,043
    Thanks
    30728

    From
    SWUSA
    Everyone saw Bibi's full-of-shit presentation for what it was.

    This is the same clown that gave the UN a cartoon presentation of Iran's nuclear weapons development.
    Thanks from labrea, Friday13 and BigLeRoy

  3. #3
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    26,594
    Thanks
    6752

    From
    midwest
    Has the bombing campaign started yet?

    That was the second justification for the slide show, wasn't it?

  4. #4
    Retired Admin Macduff's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    87,264
    Thanks
    24092

    From
    Pittsburgh, PA
    If it didn't happen in a Burger King parking lot, then how would Scott Ritter know? Sex sting in Poconos nets former chief U.N. weapons inspector - News - poconorecord.com - Stroudsburg, PA

  5. #5
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    34,263
    Thanks
    27036

    From
    On a hill
    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    If it didn't happen in a Burger King parking lot, then how would Scott Ritter know? Sex sting in Poconos nets former chief U.N. weapons inspector - News - poconorecord.com - Stroudsburg, PA
    You make him sound like someone trump might want for his administration.
    Thanks from Dangermouse

  6. #6
    Radical Centrist BigLeRoy's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    32,974
    Thanks
    28158

    From
    Colorado
    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    You make him sound like someone trump might want for his administration.
    At the very least, he sounds qualified to run for the Senate in Alabama.
    Thanks from labrea, Friday13 and Dangermouse

Similar Threads

  1. USA Confirms Netanyahu claims on Iran nukes.
    By Goofball in forum Current Events
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 30th April 2018, 07:34 PM
  2. Replies: 69
    Last Post: 22nd July 2015, 05:33 PM
  3. Netanyahu draws a "red line" on Iranian nukes
    By Dittohead not! in forum Asia & Middle East
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 1st October 2012, 03:17 AM
  4. Iran could have nukes by 09
    By TheHegemon in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 7th May 2008, 12:48 PM
  5. No Nukes at least until 2009 for Iran
    By johnflesh in forum World Politics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 8th December 2007, 04:41 PM

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed