Its supreme leader consistently calls Israel a “cancer,” and Iranian TV broadcasts a video showing its destruction of Israel, military leaders threaten to sink US aircraft carriers and an admiral says he is sending warships to the North Atlantic as a warning to America.
All that only fuels the argument that they don’t take the talks seriously and the negotiations are merely a ruse to hide an accelerated nuclear bomb project.
AIPAC should provide a clearer picture of Plan B and its next moves when some 14,000 activists are expected to gather at the Washington Convention Center for the Policy Conference and get their marching orders for the annual lobbying day on Capitol Hill. You can count on the top three issues being Iran, Iran and Iran.
Source: Jerusalem Post
‘Mossad, CIA agree Iran has yet to decide to build nuclear weapon’
New York Times report quotes senior American officials who believe there is little disagreement between Israeli and U.S. intelligence over Iran’s nuclear program, despite calls for a strike by Israeli officials.
By Haaretz | Mar. 18, 2012 | 8:53 AM
The newspaper said that senior American officials believe there is little disagreement between the Mossad and U.S. intelligence agencies over Iran’s nuclear program, despite the fact that Israeli political leaders have been pushing for quick action to block Iran from becoming what they describe as an existential threat.
The report further quoted one former senior American intelligence official who states that the Mossad “does not disagree with the U.S. on the weapons program,” adding that there is “not a lot of dispute between the U.S. and Israeli intelligence communities on the facts.”
2011 (Sept) – White House, experts dismiss Iran naval threat to U.S. coast
2012 (Sept) – Iran plans to deploy warships off US coast
2014 (Feb) – Tehran sending ‘message’ as warships approach US
The Real Reason Iran Announced that it is Sending Warships to the U.S. Border
Posted by S.C.G. February 11, 2014
On February 8th, 2014 the Fars news agency quoted Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad of the Iranian navy as saying:
Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message.
The message of course being that Iran is not going down without a fight. But where in the heck did that come from? What on earth is Iran thinking? Most Americans are going to interpret this in the worst way possible, and it doesn’t help that the mainstream media outlets are covering the story with little or no context. At best they’re framing Iran’s moves as merely a response to U.S. naval deployments near Iran’s own coastlines. This essentially amounts to lying by omission.
The obvious first layer of back-story for anyone paying attention (which the mainstream media hopes that you aren’t) is the collapse sabotage of the Iranian nuclear energy negotiations.
The negotiations over Iran’s nuclear energy program and the possibility of reaching a concrete agreement to insure that Iran does not someday decide to build a nuclear weapon was doomed from the start because it was based on a completely false pretense. Iran is not building a nuclear weapon. It has not even made a decision to seek such technology, and the CIA and Mossad have both made public statements confirming this. The talks pretended to address an accusation that the United States and its allies know full well is a lie, and if the negotiations had resulted in an actual agreement NATO powers would have lost their main line of rationalization for their incessant saber rattling with Iran. They weren’t about to let that happen, but they had to maintain appearances. After all the U.S. couldn’t be seen as rejecting a reasonable deal that actually made their military options impossible to whitewash.
So the deal had to be scuttled, but in such a way that didn’t draw too much attention to the culprits. As is becoming a pattern in this game France played a key support role by taking a hardline approach and reportedly rejecting a proposal that the other Western powers had placed on the table. This while the U.S. congress muddied the waters even more by proposing new, tougher sanctions on Iran while the negotiations were still in progress. The Obama administration made public statements condemning the move by congress saying that it would lead to war with Iran, but this was just an example of the good cop bad cop technique. The damage was done while still allowing the White House to come off as reasonable. Make no mistake though, those who control Obama want war with Iran. They don’t want a political solution.