There has been already the recent report about the two Iranian training vessels attempting to transit the Suez Canal, on their way to Syrian ports, as well as a recent shift of more American fire power to the Indian Ocean/Persian Gulf region with the Enterprise Carrier task group transiting the Suez Canal on February 15th. And now we find a popular rising of the people of Bahrain, which is also the home to the main US task force in the Persian Gulf. That latest rise against American/Israeli control means that if the Zionist Jewish war against Iran is to be launched, it must be launched very soon....
So, to try to again sway America into the false belief that Iran has nuclear weapons, comes this latest article of pure propaganda bull crap, from none other than the Washington Post, at www.washingtonpost.com. This article is absolutely ridiculous, but I have it right here in its entirety for my own readers to judge for themselves:
U.S. report finds debate in Iran on building nuclear bomb
The finding represents a significant, if subtle, shift from the main conclusion of a controversial 2007 estimate that Iran had halted its weaponization work.
In finding that Iran has again begun taking steps toward designing a nuclear warhead, the new estimate is likely to be seen as erasing doubt that the earlier document created about Iran's intent.
But the new report reaches no firm conclusions about when Iran might acquire the bomb. The classified estimate has already triggered debate among American officials over whether Iran's apparent hesitation is the result of U.S.-backed sanctions meant to derail any weapons program.
Overall, the National Intelligence Estimate concludes that Iran is conducting "early stage R&D work on aspects of the manufacturing process for a nuclear weapon," said a U.S. official familiar with the report. At the same time, the estimate describes "serious debate within the Iranian regime . . . on how to proceed."
Anticipation surrounding the new estimate has been intense, both because it addresses one of the central national security dilemmas confronting President Obama, but also because critics regarded the previous estimate as confusing, and blamed it for undermining then-President George W. Bush's efforts to ratchet up diplomatic pressure on Iran.
The report carries particular weight because it represents the consensus view of the entire U.S. intelligence community, rather than the assessments of a lone agency.
U.S. officials have said that, unlike the estimate of four years ago, the new one will remain classified and out of public view; they would describe it only on the condition of anonymity. A Wall Street Journal article described aspects of the estimate this week.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper summarized key points in testimony before the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday, telling lawmakers that Iran's "technical advancement, particularly in uranium enrichment, strengthens our assessment that Iran has the scientific, technical and industrial capacity to eventually produce nuclear weapons."
"Iran is technically capable of producing enough highly enriched uranium for a weapon in the next few years, if it chooses to do so," Clapper said. Whether such a decision had been made, he said, remains unclear.
The new assessment does not entirely refute the 2007 report's most controversial finding, which held that Iran's leaders had halted nuclear weaponization research in 2003, even while pushing forward on uranium enrichment that is regarded as the most difficult step to building a bomb.
U.S. spy agencies remain convinced that Iranian officials ordered a temporary halt to certain military research projects aimed at mastering the complex engineering involved in building nuclear warheads. The stoppage was described in computer notes and files surreptitiously obtained by the United States.
At the time, Iran's massive enrichment plant near the city of Natanz had been exposed by an opposition group. The halt also coincided with the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
"The fact is, after 2003 the program went to ground," said a senior administration official who has reviewed the latest estimate. But even while that military-backed project remains shuttered, the official said the effort "became not a single program but multiple programs farmed out to universities and private companies. What research is being carried out, and to what end, is now much harder to pin down."
Many analysts believe that Iran intends to follow the same course as Japan and other states that are regarded as "virtual" nuclear powers - acquiring all the basic building blocks for nuclear weapons without actually building a bomb.
These analysts believe Iran would stop short of assembling and testing a bomb, a move that would subject the country to international condemnation and a possible military attack. Iran consistently denies having a nuclear weapons program.
Over the past year, U.S. intelligence officials have become increasingly convinced that Iran's progress toward building a bomb has suffered setbacks, giving the United States and other allies an additional cushion of two years or more before Tehran would be in position to test a device. Israel's former intelligence chief estimated last month that Iran could not have a bomb before 2015.
Delays to Iran's program have been attributed in part to elaborate attempts at sabotage, including the unleashing of a computer worm, called Stuxnet, that caused major equipment failures in centrifuge machines at Natanz. U.N. inspectors have concluded that hundreds of machines failed in the attack, but that Iran recovered remarkably quickly, wheeling in new machines to replace those that were lost.
Regardless of the research on developing a nuclear warhead, U.S. intelligence agencies believe Iran has continued to achieve steady progress in making low-enriched uranium (LEU), a key ingredient in fuel for commercial nuclear reactors. With further processing, LEU can be converted into the highly enriched uranium used in nuclear bombs.
The new estimate's description of intense disagreement within the regime over the nuclear program has been cited by some U.S. officials as evidence that economic sanctions have worked.
Sanctions are causing substantial pain for the government, said one U.S. official, and at a time when Tehran is facing new civilian unrest, some leaders fear the economic damage could get "even worse."
But others who have read the new report disagree. "Nothing" in the report suggests sanctions are working, said a senior congressional official. "I don't think . . . that you can conclude that [Iran] is open to influence by peaceful means."
Officials on both sides of the sanctions issue agree that Iran's leaders are probably influenced by concern over potential Israeli military strikes.
NTS Notes: What pure propaganda bull crap indeed.... If there was evidence that the Iranians were even "debating" the idea of building nuclear weapons, then why wasn't this revealed sooner? One must use common sense to see that the timing of this latest push is absolutely propaganda lies, done out of sheer desperation by both the United States and Israel to get the American public fooled again, just like in the case of Iraq, into supporting another war for Israel.
The fact is again, readers, that Iran has absolutely no nuclear weapons, and has absolutely no intention of ever building or obtaining them. They know that any attempt to gain nuclear weapons would be utter futility and would definitely mean an immediate attack by both the United States and the criminal state of Israel!
Again, what is severely overlooked in all of this is the real reasons for Israel wanting Iran destroyed. These criminals want total hegemony in the Middle East, with them as the masters over all the land from the Nile to the Euphrates River. The only force that stands in their way to this dominance is none other than Iran. Therefore having their minions in America remove this threat is what they have desired for quite a while now....
We must also never forget that Israel is the only Middle Eastern nation that actually has nuclear weapons, and their nuclear arsenal is massive. They also have never allowed any inspections of their own nuclear facilities, and have never been a signor of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty! So, again... Who is the real threat here???
Again, this Washington Post article is pure propaganda bull crap... But guaranteed there will be plenty more to come as the Israeli controlled American government continues to push for a war against Iran. We must make sure that everyone is kept aware of the real truth about Iran at all times!
More to come