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PANETTA’S STARTLING ADMISSION: IRAN HAS NO IMMEDIATE NUKE PLANS

The current American Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has had a long and distinguished career within American government, and is not known to be a typical government spokesman, but rather, one who speaks his mind clearly and, on occasion, is not afraid to break ranks. He is, in my opinion, one of a troika that is the core policy-determining cadre of the Obama Administration, the other two members being Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Joint Chiefs chairman General Petraeus. Well, once again The Daily Bell has uncovered something significant, and I'd like to share it here:

VIDEO: Panetta Admits Iran Has No Immediate Plan for Nuclear Weapons

While the article is up to the Daily Bell's usual level of trenchant analysis, scroll to the bottom and listen to the video. "Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No. But they are trying to develop a nuclear capability," so says Mr. Panetta.

Ponder that statement carefully. All the hype and hysteria is over the development of a capability to develop nuclear weapons. Well, if that is a criterion for geopolitical hysteria, then we might as well worry about the nuclear capability of Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, Holland, Sweden, Poland, the Ukraine, South Africa, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Canada, Germany... basically anyone with sophisticated reactor technology has a potential nuclear capability, and the list grows longer and longer by the year...

Let's also consider something else. Even if Iran did get a nuclear or even thermonuclear capability, what would they do with it? There are of course those who would argue that "suitcase nukes" would be a proliferation problem, and they're right. The nuts in Tehran are nutty enough to contemplate such a thing, but, there's one tiny problem. If they were ever to actually embark on such a course, the result would be devastation to their country. And power-mad people like to have...well, power, not to lose it. And if they contemplated its use in more conventional ways, the result would be the same.

So we seem to be back to square one, but I for one, am grateful to Mr. Panetta for having the guts, as he has so much in the past, to speak the truth. See you on the flip side.

17 thoughts on “PANETTA’S STARTLING ADMISSION: IRAN HAS NO IMMEDIATE NUKE PLANS”

  1. I think a lot of us believe that what ithey find so dangerous about Iran is not it’s weapons capability, but it’s willingness to sell oil to others and NOT use the US$ as its reserve currency.

    It seems the dollar has been propped up at the point of a gun for a long time. Nothing new about that…

  2. Let’s face it, Iran has nothing but powerful countries around it. For them to envision nuclear or thermonuclear weapons in order to attack others, would result in one of the greatest collossal collapses their country (and culture) would have ever seen.

    1. That’s entirely true Daniel, but desperate people have been known to do desperate things. This continual provoking of Iran i.e. the naval manoeuvres in the Persian Gulf and the covert war going on in the country with assassinations, the blowing up of facilities and such, will eventually back them into a corner. So far they have shown great restraint, much more than I would have envisaged. However it would seem to be inevitable that they will be pushed so far that they will have no choice but to push back. Iran has shown that it doesn’t want war but neither shall they run from it should it eventuate.

      Unfortunately both Israel and the US have elections looming and nothing rallies the people around a beleaguered government like a “good war”. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail, the question is do the cool heads at the top outnumber the hot heads? I certainly hope so.

    2. P.S. this situation has August 1914 written all over it, that’s how it seems to me anyway. I hope that I am wrong.

  3. The US Forces do seem to be positioning
    around Iran, making ready for war.
    Iraq has been abandoned (?) to free up
    100,000 troops, yet we still have 14
    active (new since during the ‘war’) bases
    and around 30,000 troops stationed there.

    Why? If there is no longer any ‘fighting’
    going on in Iraq, what IS going on?
    Controlled confusion (?)

  4. Some one please correct me if I am wrong, but when “they” talk about Iranian nukes and a secret weapons program, aren’t we really talking about energy weapons? If there is one thing I have learned from Joseph Farrell’s great books, it is that exploding nuclear weapons are passe. Surely, the Iranians have moved beyond that and into the latest destruction technology as discussed in so many of Joseph’s books.

    1. I keep waiting for a giant crater to open up in the ground and swallow Israel. It will be just like the Wizard of Oz when the flying house landed on the wicked witch— at first disbelief, then raucous dancing across the globe. Maybe Iran will even be given the ruby slippers, whatever they may be. How about we let the Iranians be in charge of printing the world’s money supply?

      1. Bloody hell!

        That has to investigated further. No footnotes and sources is a bit of an issue though.

        I had read about Aum’s ‘bomb’ etc, but not any connection to government or the RAAF.

      2. Me, too, Puckles. Thanks!

        Connected to your comment, I have a friend who has a friend in the NASA Mars program. We assume he’s in the outer program and not the secret one, since he is open about it.

        He is a “nano” expert. When Fukushima happened he was flown immediately with 24 other scientists to Australia. My friend and I could only speculate how “nano” in Australia would have anything to do with nuclear meltdown in Japan.

        Perhaps someone with more science background can “wildly speculate” about that one!

        1. I have no doubt that specialized nanites
          could alter rates and types of radiation,
          especially since this is now being seen
          in the strange nature of the sun through its
          own various cycles and now putting out
          “never-before-seen” subatomic particles
          that are purported to do just that.

  5. The bigger picture is how the media/Khazars/some1 is trumping Iran while the inner sanctum of the DoD (a civilian agency mind you) is saying no that is not going to happen. The rubber band keeps stretching…and the drum beats on…

  6. Um this Panetta comment was well remarked upon the day he made it, something like ten days ago on a Sunday morning show. This is not a discovery by the Daily Bell.

    The biggest reason Iran could want to develop nuclear weapons would be to avoid invasion. It’s really that simple.

    I haven’t noticed US right freaking about the fact that Pakistan has the bomb. Oh, right because it was basically ignored for years by Reagan and HWBush.

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