Iran NOT trying to develop a nuclear weapon~Leon Panetta

Discussion in 'Politics' started by DemZad, Jan 10, 2012.

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    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta let slip on Sunday the big open secret that Washington war hawks don’t want widely known: Iran is not developing nuclear weapons.

    Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, Panetta admitted that despite all the rhetoric, Iran is not pursuing the ability to split atoms with weapons, saying it is instead pursuing “a nuclear capability.”

    That “capability” falls in line with what Iran has said for years: that it is developing nuclear energy facilities, not nuclear weapons.

    “I think the pressure of the sanctions, the diplomatic pressures from everywhere, Europe, the United States, elsewhere, it’s working to put pressure on them,” Panetta explained on Sunday. “To make them understand that they cannot continue to do what they’re doing. Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No. But we know that they’re trying to develop a nuclear capability, and that’s what concerns us. And our red line to Iran is, do not develop a nuclear weapon. That’s a red line for us.”
    So then what's with all this OTHER propagan...erm rhetoric?
  2. So, if the Secretary of Defense does not believe Iran is building a nuclear weapon...why do the rest of us?
  3. We don't. The Neocons do. They like war.

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  4. Just so you know, neocons are renegade liberal war hawks :)
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    The SecDef is a political hack with a history of doing exactly what he is told. He is generally placed in charge of an agency that is going to be gutted.

    To his credit he seemed to me to be putting up some resistance to the DoD being gutted but he has clearly been brought to heel and is now spouting the party line.

    What is clear is that the Obama regime has no intention of unilaterally attacking Iran's nuclear facilities.

    I don't have any faith in the CIA, NSA or DIA but there does seem to be evidence that Iran is attempting to refine uranium to the 20% level. For a weapon you need 90% refinement.

    Unlike you DAS, Panetta's military service is real so he has *some* credibility.
  6. Interesting, so you don't have faith in either the CIA, NSA, DIA, or the Secretary of Defense. Exactly who do you have faith in...other than yourself of course?

    As always, your argument seems to be all over the place. On one hand you say he has *some* credibility. On the other hand you question his credibility by saying he's been brought to heel by the Obama admin. Which is it?

    Also, since you are claiming you know more than the CIA, NSA, DIA, and Secdef, why don't you tell us what's really going on with Iran...of course please feel free to draw off of your personal and extensive expertise...this should be a hoot.
  7. But you have faith in the Zionist State of Israel, right?
  8. LOL of course, except the Prime Minister because that crazy guy thinks Israel can fight its own battles.

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    He probably has no faith in that nut either.
  9. Oh yes, I have said a few time here that the dems realized they had a problem and drove the Dixiecrats and their familiars out of the party, they are now pubs.

    The GOP is sending a message with Mittens, tho.

    I expect there there will be a three party system after 2012. That will be the paradigm shift. The Tea Party will leave the GOP. Ron Paul will be their patron Saint. After that we will see. Either way it will be fun to watch and it will make the markets volatile.:)
  10. Anything that shifts power away from the current paradigm is welcome imho. Neither party seems to represent the will of their constituents.
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