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Iran after the NIE Report: Exploring the Issues, Exploding the Myths
Monday, December 24, 2007
The 2007 National Intelligence Evidence report (NIE) was seen by some as a fatal blow to the military planners arguing the need for military intervention against Iran. However, in its analysis, the Westminster Committee on Iran conclude that the NIE could be used to strengthen rather than weaken the case for military action against Iran and that diplomatic efforts to increase dialogue between Washington and Tehran should be intensified. This document explores some issues and explodes some myths around the need for military action against Iran.
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Justifying the Iraq War: Why the NIE Is Wrong
Monday, December 24, 2007
After thousands of man-hours of go-anywhere see-anything inspections, at sites "declared" by the Iranians and at others, some military, suggested by our intelligence community, ElBaradei has declared there is "no indication" that Iran has a nuclear weapons program.
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U.S. Needs to Engage Tehran, not Order It Around
Monday, December 24, 2007
After six years of sabre rattling, George W. Bush's Iran policy is in shambles. It is so for the same reason his Iraq policy has been. It's fundamentally dishonest.
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Is Bush Stopped in His Tracks on Iran?
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The release of the National Intelligence Estimate concerning Iran’s nuclear status marks the latest in a series of assaults by the Pentagon and the intelligence community against the war posturing of the Bush administration.
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Israel and Top Zionist Leaders Attack Intelligence
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The White House was privy to the findings in the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran at least 9 months before they were made public, as witnessed by President Cheney’s frequent interventions to alter their content and conclusion and repeated efforts to postpone their publication because it undermined the basis for their push to attack Iran.
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Kissinger's Foggy Lens on Iran
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Henry Kissinger has thrown his shoulder behind the so-called "push-back" strategy being applied to the new US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's nuclear program. Specifically, he's even given hawks in the lame-duck George W Bush administration a helping hand in countering the backlash sparked by the NIE's most inconvenient finding - that Iran is not currently pursuing a nuclear weapons program.
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Liquidation of Empire
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
There are separate sections, there, largely devoted to consequences of Bush-43 interventions – actual, intended or threatened – into the internal affairs of Russia, Iran, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon/Syria, Afghanistan, India, the Koreas, Pakistan, Somalia, the Congo, Algeria, Peru, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the American Homeland, itself.
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The Iran Game, Round Two
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The dominant debate here in America nowadays is that Iran will be America’s main challenge in the years to come. I would say the Bush administration has made Iran a challenge in at least in two ways: Iran’s nuclear weapons threat, and Iran’s rise to the status of regional power. Thanks to the NIE report, at least the first of these has been reduced, and therefore the possibility of going into an unwanted war is now lower.
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Think Again: The Nth Time is Farce: Neocons Attack the NIE, Yet Again
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
U.S. intelligence agencies reported their consensus last week in a new National Intelligence Estimate that Iran appears to have halted its nuclear weapons program four years ago. This challenges what the White House and its neoconservative allies in the media and elsewhere thought they had already established as incontrovertible fact: that Iran’s nuclear weapons program poses an immediate, existential threat to the United States of America.
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“In 2003, Iran Halted its Nuclear Program”
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Now when the intelligence community publicly states in no uncertain terms that Iran’s nuclear program is not an imminent threat, Bush stresses a historical continuum. “Look,” he said at his December 4 White House news conference, as though stating the obvious: “Iran was dangerous, Iran is dangerous, and Iran will be dangerous if they have the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon.”
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