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Fantasies, Falsehoods, and Fear-Mongering about Iran's Nuclear Program "To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies — all this is indispensably necessary.
For nearly thirty years now, U. If these warnings are to be believed, Iran is only a few years away from unveiling a nuclear bomb Fittingly, let's begin in An April 24, article entitled " 'Ayatollah' Bomb in Production for Iran " in United Press International referenced a Jane's Intelligence Defense Weekly report warning that Iran was moving "very quickly" towards a nuclear weapon and could have one as early as In responsea U.
Department of State spokesman was reportedly quick to point out the official government belief that "it would take at least two to three years to complete construction of the reactors at Bushehr," adding that the light water power reactors at the Bushehr plant "are not particularly well-suited for a weapons program.
Senate Alan Cranston was quoted as claiming Iran was a mere seven years away from being able to build its own nuclear weapon. The next year, inIraq issued warnings that Tehran was at the nuclear threshold.
Bush administration and non-proliferation analysts "have grown increasingly worried" that Iran was engaged in "secret efforts to buy nuclear technology and build nuclear weapons. From a technical standpoint, they're very far away.
Later reports claim Iran only bought three such warheads. On October 31,Elaine Sciolino reported for The New York Times that "an American intelligence assessment has concluded that at least some of Iran's revolutionary leaders are intent on developing nuclear weapons.
Djerejian to the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, during which the Bush administration official was said to be "convinced that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons," despite the fact that Iran had "opened its facilities to international inspection.
House Republican Research Committee, released in earlystated with "98 per cent certainty that Iran already had all [or virtually all] of the components required for two to three operational nuclear weapons made with parts purchased in the ex-Soviet Muslim republics," and suggested Iran would acquire these weapons by April That same year, the CIA predicted that Iran was "making progress on a nuclear arms program and could develop a nuclear weapon by ," then later changed their estimate to On March 26,The Jerusalem Report, noting that "Israel keeps a wary watch on Teheran's march to the Bomb," predicted that, "[b]y the yearIran will almost certainly have the Bomb.
Barring significant technical input from abroad, however, the Iranians are not likely to achieve that goal before the year Jeffrey Smith in an article published March 28,Gates told the panel that Iran was also engaged in "the development of poison gas warheads to place atop Scud missiles" and that "the country's 'relatively crude' chemical weapons program is expected to produce such warheads within a few years.
Herzog added, "The threat is all the more real as some elements linked to this fundamentalism are trying to seize nuclear weapons.
Fundamentalist extremism plus weapons of mass extinction are the recipe that is bound to lead to disaster. Peres declared that Iran posed the greatest threat to peace in the Middle East "because it seeks the nuclear option while holding a highly dangerous stance of extreme religious militantism.
But three, four, five years from now it could be a serious problem. Iran Will Have Nuclear Bomb by ," summarized a report in Israeli daily Maariv, which quoted "experts who predicted Tehran would have an atomic bomb within six years.
ByNetanyahu wrote, Iran would have such a weapon. Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman Oded Ben-Ami told AP, "We know the Iranian nuclear capability poses a big threat and a great danger," while Daniel Leshem, an arms expert who used to work for Israeli military intelligence, claimed, "The Iranians are investing billions in developing an infrastructure for creating material for nuclear weapons" and that "by they will have a bomb.
That same year, international press went wild with speculation over Iranian nuclear weapons. In the Spring ofU. News and World Report accused Soviet scientists working in Kazakhstan of selling weapons-grade uranium to Iran.
In a prepared statement to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on November 10,State Department Undersecretary for International Security Affairs Lynn Davis declared that "Iran's actions leave little doubt that Tehran is intent upon developing nuclear weapons capability" and that Iran's acquisition of so-called "dual-use technologies" are "inconsistent with any rational civil nuclear energy program.
Seth Carus had reaffirmed CIA director Woolsey's prediction "that Iran could have nuclear weapons within eight to ten years.
In JanuaryJohn Holum, director of the U. Perry unveiled a grimmer analysis, stating that "Iran may be less than five years from building an atomic bomb, although how soon Chris Hedges, writing for the Times, quoted an unnamed "senior official" as warning, "The date by which Iran will have nuclear weapons is no longer 10 years from now If the Iranians maintain this intensive effort to get everything they need, they could have all their components in two years.All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel set during World War I.
Written by Erich Maria Remarque, the novel is a unique look at the reality of war, specifically trench warfare. The novel’s protagonist is a German solider, which gives those on the opposing side a distinctive look into their enemy’s point of view. Biography. Born on July 3, , in Armonk, New York, Dave Barry is the son a Presbyterian minister.
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ERICH MARIA REMARQUE was born in Germany in and drafted into the German army during World War I. His novel All Quiet on the Western Front was published in and was an instant best seller. When the Nazis came to power, Remarque left Germany for Switzerland; he lost his German citizenship, his books were burned, and his films banned.
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