Israel's Claims About American Intelligence Reports on Iran's Alleged Nuclear Weapons Program Refuted
A great article by (former CIA) Philip Giraldi about Israel's latest claims regarding Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program and the latest US intelligence reports. Must read. Here is an excerpt:
... Barak was quite possibly misrepresenting a U.S. intelligence-generated report to serve his own purposes, and he was also leaking information that had been given to him in confidence with the understanding that he would only use it to guide internal Israel deliberations, not to discuss it with the media. The CIA was reportedly furious over the leak and, in an unusual move, the White House quickly gave a green light for the National Security Council to actually rebuke Israel, with an NSC spokesman commenting that “We continue to assess that Iran is not on the verge of achieving a nuclear weapon.”
So Israel was saying that the Iranian threat had been demonstrated based on U.S. intelligence while Washington claimed the contrary. It all might have ended there, but intelligence leaks have a tendency to spill over and turn out to be difficult to contain...
Additionally, Patrick J. Buchanan weighs in (as he has done several times in recent weeks) on the same issue in an article entitled ‘The Most Dangerous Man in the World’?
Sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies stated unanimously in 2007 and reaffirmed in 2011 their conviction that Iran does not have an active nuclear weapons program. In the Standard piece, John Sawyer, head of the British Intelligence Service MI-6, “flatly stated in July that we have two years left before the Iranians can build a weapon.”
Giraldi and Buchanan are of the scant few political commentators in America that dare speak the truth on this issue. God bless 'em.