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Faulty Intelligence on Iran and its Nuclear Weapons

Updated on August 17, 2012

So, it seems, Iran will get or already has, a nuclear weapon device. Even if the US and Israel attack now, at best, the delay for its nuclear weapon program is only 5 years, tops. If Israel attacks, maybe 3 years. Delay for what? Seems like bad intelligence had already made the case in that, it was already late- at least 10-15 years late, according to some accounts.

Par for the course, the Soviets first tested their first nuke in 1949, which was four years before US intelligence had projected it. It happened again, when in 1964, China tested their first one, months before the US intelligence projected it. US intelligence was wrong again in 1991, with Saddam Hussein, and again in 1998, when India conducted their test long before the US thought it could.

In 2002, the first leak about Iran's nuclear weapons program was found out, Yet, it seems it had already been happening for many years before the "awakening". What followed was a constant miscalculation as to what Iran had produced in weapons grade uranium, now, some believe they have enough for a dirty nuclear bomb.

The sanctions have only partially worked, with close to $100 billion in reserves, Iran can probably outlast them, plus many countries are exempt from the sanctions, allowing them to buy Iranian oil. How many? try 20 of them! Obama really has created some effective sanctions.

Bottom line is that the world should expect an Iran with nuclear bombs because the West has done, too little, too late and not everyone thinks that an Iran with a nuke is a bad thing.

God, what planet are they on?

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      I do not believe that the average iranian wants to die for their government. The government feels immune and does not feel the West will do anything.

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      It makes sense tirelesstraveler, the Iranians are the only ones who want to die! That's the reason why they invaded any country that opposed them! What a knowledge do you have! Quite limited and you are not the only one thinking of the sort!

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      Judy Specht 

      6 years ago from California

      I believe you are correct, the U. S has been absconded by aliens dressed as politician. The difference between the Russians having nukes and Iran having nukes is the Russians care about their existence on planet earth Iran does not.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Yes, British banks have been fined quite heavily for ignoring sanctions, but I guess they can afford it. I think it was Karl Marx that once said, "we will milk the West for what we need and then destroy them". I am sure the US will not be involved in a strike before the election occurs, unless, forced to. Israel is still teetering on the fence. I think they will take the last option though. It is a powder keg read ready to explode.

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      Do you really think that international banks are listening to what the U.S government is dictating them? An English bank was recently caught making transactions with Iran! How many of them are still working with Iran?

      Do you really think that Israel would put so much pressure without any intelligence info asserting the non possession of the nuclear weapon? Or is it a way from the Americans to disengage from the possible conflict while backing up Israel?

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