Sunday, February 26, 2012

U.S. intelligence agencies agree: no evidence of Iranian nuclear weapons program

Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Despite the repeated statements made by United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta which have clearly indicated that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons and the analysis of the American intelligence community, the heated anti-Iranian rhetoric never seems to let up.

Indeed, it has even been reported by none other than the New York Times that intelligence analysts in America have yet to find any hard evidence indicating that Iran has even decided to construct a nuclear bomb. American intelligence assessments have continued to be congruent with the 2007 intelligence report which clearly concluded that Iran had in fact completely abandoned their nuclear program years before (scroll to the bottom of the article to read the embedded report).

According to anonymous U.S. officials, this assessment was reinforced by the 2010 National Intelligence Estimate and “it remains the consensus view of America’s 16 intelligence agencies.”

So, how can the governments of the United States and Israel continue to ignore their own intelligence agencies and nonsensically push forward with the effort to go to war with Iran?

If nothing else, it has become painfully clear that our so-called leaders are ignoring any and all contrary evidence which might weaken their war effort and making the relentless push towards war.

Given that American intelligence agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have concluded that the Iranian nuclear weapons program was likely halted all the way back in 2003, and Panetta himself has debunked the Iranian nuclear myth, it becomes evident that they have no interest in the truth.

To make matters even worse, it appears that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an agency of the United Nations (UN) has now become little more than a tool of the warmongering factions of Western governments.

Recently the IAEA claimed that Iran had actually accelerated their nuclear program, increasing their production of highly enriched uranium and refused to answer some of the agency’s key questions about their program.

In their report issued Friday, the director-general of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, said that their inspectors continue “to have serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Apparently Amano and the IAEA know better than one of the best funded and arguably the most powerful intelligence community on the planet.

“As Iran is not providing the necessary cooperation … the agency is unable to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities,” Amano stated.

To any thinking person, this statement should be laughable. That’s like me saying that my neighbor cannot provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared thirty-foot tall spiders in his garage, and therefore I cannot conclude that my neighbor is peaceful.

If the IAEA is worried about “undeclared nuclear material and activities” they should be focusing their efforts solely on Israel, not Iran.

According to Reuters, even though the IAEA’s report was far from conclusive and the preponderance of the American intelligence community has dismissed the alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program, the latest report from the nuclear agency “will further inflame Israeli fears the Islamic Republic is pushing ahead with atomic bomb plans.”

“The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency gives added proof that Israeli beliefs are true” about Iran’s nuclear program, a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said, according to AFP.

My favorite part of that statement is the usage of the world “beliefs,” since that is exactly what it is. It is not based on fact or logic, but instead blind faith and a belief that Iran is this bloodthirsty, genocidal nation relentlessly seeking nuclear weapons.

Of course, none of that is true, but apparently Netanyahu has no interest in the truth, either.

“Iran is pursuing its nuclear program with no end in sight. It is enriching uranium to 20 percent, totally ignoring demands by the international community,” Netanyahu also said.

Israeli leadership – especially Netanyahu – pointing to the demands of the international community is painfully ironic. Israel regularly rejects the opinion of the international community in their oppression of Palestinians, raids on humanitarian aid flotillas and more.

The White House has also jumped on the report as more fuel for the anti-Iranian fire. They stated that Iran was in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions with their nuclear enrichment efforts, even though their own intelligence assets have said that there is no weapons program.

“When combined with its continued stonewalling of international inspectors, Iran’s actions demonstrate why Iran has failed to convince the international community that its nuclear program is peaceful,” Tommy Vietor, the White House National Security Council spokesman said.

The problem here is that Vietor is not speaking for the international community; he is merely speaking for the National Security Council – the same group that makes the call to murder American citizens without charge or trial.

There is no arguing against the reality of the Iranian nuclear program and their efforts to enrich nuclear fuel.

However, the problem arises when one makes the leap of faith required to come to the conclusion that Iran is developing nuclear weapons or their program is anything other than peaceful.

Iran is a sovereign nation and, as such, the West has absolutely no right to tell them that they cannot pursue peaceful nuclear technology.

Thanks to the American intelligence community, yet another blow to the anti-Iranian propaganda has been dealt, but obviously the leaders of the Western world care not about these facts.

Hopefully the real international community can take note of the truth, and ignore the insane delusions of our so-called leaders who are making the relentless push to bring us to war.

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This article first appeared at Read other contributed articles by Madison Ruppert here.

Madison Ruppert is the Editor and Owner-Operator of the alternative news and analysis database End The Lie and has no affiliation with any NGO, political party, economic school, or other organization/cause. He is available for podcast and radio interviews. Madison also now has his own radio show on Orion Talk Radio from 8 pm -- 10 pm Pacific, which you can find HERE.  If you have questions, comments, or corrections feel free to contact him at


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Anonymous said...

Their seems to be a lot of Jews here in the USA that are promoting war! Some not Jewish that have interest in defence contractors! I say the ones who are promoting false wars be sent to the front lines if it starts! Maybe they should become a medic on the front lines! Fox, msnbc, cnn, all should be put in prison for promoting war! Corporations are people you know! All they`re employees! If we go to war against Iran, most Americans will turn on the warmongering Zionist here in the USA! Obama and congress are under estimating the American people by thinking they can keep doing whatever they want with our money! Polls want stop us from dragging them out in the street! My grandfather served 2 yrs. 9 months in 5 countrys and was in Berlin on victory day! He helped save the Jewish people just to have them try and exploit our government! We give them everything they need plus fight wars that should not be fought! Enough is a F@$&^%^ enough!

@sjsrana said...

Get the control back from 'WARMONGERS' and war-freaks that has brought-down America down to its knees with Financial Hostage for last 5 years!

Wall Street does not agree to Main Street instead its become WAR Street!

Democratic Dictators should be ousted, if we want America back on-its track!

One after another, we are forced for new Nation&Notion to go for WAR, Why?

Anonymous said...

Fortunately people are beginning to realise the authorities don't actually need a real threat, just the perception of one, and while we don't have the democratic power to stop these murderous usurpers, at least the response after the fact might not appear on any of their computer models.
They despise the truth, so the possibility of them hanging from streetlamps wouldn't be programmed into their potential outcomes because, no, they wouldn't like. But that doesn't mean such an outcome won't happen. They think they're untouchable but far many more people have other ideas, and what goes on in a still-functioning society becomes unpredictable when everything around us has collapsed.

tmtbonem said...

I watched the total non-coverage of the military march for Ron Paul in Washington D.C and that should be enough to get the uninformed flag waving masses to step back and take a look. Excellent article, Thanks

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