Netanyahu's Nothingburger

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Netanyahu: Iran lied about nuclear weapons

Israeli PM Benjamin Netayahu is claiming a 'new' batch of information proves Iran lied and secretly aimed at building nukes & somehow this means that the Iran deal (JCPOA) should be scrapped because...?

 

Bibi's claims are falling flat everywhere other than the Whitehouse & US State Department, reminding us all of the spectacle he made of himself at the UN General Assembly in 2012

 

 

The bulk of this 'new' information has been known to all intel agencies & the IAEA since around 2005

In 2007 the US released a National Intelligence Estimate [link] (signed off by the 17 intel agencies in USA) which stated:

"Judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program."

This assessment thas not been updated so the US position is that Iran is not seeking weapons.

*update: A new N.I.E. was made in 2011 but only re-enforced the above.

 

In the start of the presentation he makes out that the Iranian leadership lied when they say they have never sought WMDs and this is supported by the evidence. There are some documents which are supposed to prove that Iran was seeking a nuke from 2001-2003 but those documents are fishy. Gareth Porter has done extensive research and written a book about the topic. Here are his comments on this 'smoking gun' re: 2001-2003 activity (video at 2:15):

 

Response to Bibi's latest spectacle:

  • Pompeo is vouching for the validity of the new documents but saying the CIA has not yet had a chance to process them.
  • Trump is playing along, pretending Netanyahu has credibility.
  • Foreign governments are reiterating the need for the JCPOA
    • eg. Tweet from UK Foreign Office today quotes a recent speech by UK Foreign Minister:
      "The fact that Iran conducted sensitive research in secret until 2003 shows why we need the intrusive inspections allowed by the Iran nuclear deal today."
  • Establishment media is pretty much ignoring this latest circus from the liars in the Knesset, relegating the story to opinion pieces.
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009, according to IAEA spokesman's statement on May 1 [link].

 

Parties who signed the JCPOA:

Iran, US, EU, UK, France, Germany, Russia, China

 

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danmanjones's picture

If you take out Saddam's regime I guarantee you it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region
- Benjamin Netanyahu to US Congress in 2002

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danmanjones's picture

Trump regime going all in with Bibi's latest set of lies

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Fmr IAEA Inspector: Netanyahu’s Cartoons About Iran’s Nuclear Program are 'Baseless and Childish'

(8:35)

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Thorno's picture

Danmanjones... what is your deal? I mean, I live in Israel (not zionist but been here for over 6 years now) and unless there is a war (and there probably will be - which I and no one I know here wants for sure) I don't care... its just the same old BS thats been going on here for ages and probably will never end.
Why are you wasting so much of your time posting so much anti israel content? You don't see anyone else in the community posting so much middle east content especially against Israel? You from the region or you Arab... I'm just generally curious? Have you ever been to the middle east? To Israel?

 

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danmanjones's picture

What do you consider anti-Israel?

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sato's picture

i didn't get the idea it was anti-israel, why did you? if someone points out that something trump argues to be true is baseless, is that anti-america? i think a lot or possibly even most people know that Netanyahu ≠ Israel. dan's posts are anti-warmongering and anti-netanyahu, but certainly not anti-israel.

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Fullauto223cal's picture

You're just going to have to get use to the fact that SpikedNation has a majority Marxist user base.  There are few right thinking people who understand why Israel does what it does but for the most part you're going to be down-voted by good little Marxist who are repeating what their anti-Semitic intellectual leaders tell them.

 

It's just the way it is here.  Have fun, pwn them to your hearts content, but don't expect them to change because of logic or anything rational.  To them Israel is strong, therefore Israel is the bad guy.

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Grothesk's picture

Yeah, the guy linking "greedy Jew" memes and referring to Trump as "God Emperor" is super trustworthy, guys.

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puttefnask's picture

I saw this on TV with my dad.

 

When he pulled that curtain off those shelves we both started laughing.

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daftcunt's picture

Anyone who believes anything netanjahu says is a dumb twat. Surely american conservatives will, though.

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Fullauto223cal's picture

Yea, you gotta watch out for those shifty jews, amiright?

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daftcunt's picture

In the case of netanjahu you are absolutely right.

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Thorno's picture

Look at his other posts and you'll get why I asked. He consistently paints a very specific type of picture that simply is incomplete and doesn't include both sides of the story... Danman is very obviously biased.

Believe what ever you guys want, but you should come visit Israel - certainly  is different than what US media seems to live portraying it as. If you think Arab countries are perfect by comparison then you will be hugely disappointed to find out that is a far cry from reality. 

As far as the Palestinians go, no one takes them in and integrates them, their own people treat them as second class citizens - Lebanon is a great example, look it up.

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Fullauto223cal's picture

Have you heard?  Obama's dumb ass unconstitutional "deal" was just trashed by the God Emperor.  It's great time to be alive.

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daftcunt's picture

What was exactly "unconstitutional" about the deal?

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