Panetta: Iran Has Not Yet Decided to Make a Nuclear Bomb

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    Panetta: Iran Has Not Yet Decided to Make a Nuclear Bomb
    Fox News ^ | Jan 8, 2012 | Staff

    Panetta: Iran Has Not Yet Decided To Make A Nuclear Bomb | Fox News
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Iran is laying the groundwork for making nuclear weapons someday, but is not yet building a bomb and called for continued diplomatic and economic pressure to persuade Tehran not to take that step.

    As he has previously, Panetta cautioned against a unilateral strike by Israel against Iran's nuclear facilities, saying the action could trigger Iranian retaliation against U.S. forces in the region.

    "We have common cause here" with Israel, he said. "And the better approach is for us to work together."

    Panetta's remarks on CBS' Face the Nation, which were taped Friday and aired Sunday, reflect the long-held view of the Obama administration that Iran is not yet committed to building a nuclear arsenal, only to creating the industrial and scientific capacity to allow one if its leaders to decide to take that final step.


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    Panetta is 100 percent right! Pakistan is far less stable than iran and they have nukes, but the republican party wants more and more war! Ron Paul said: Why can't we mind our own damn business! Both are right!!!
     
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    Well, if Panetta thinks so, it must be true.

    Do you ever think for yourself at all or are all your 'opinions' formed by others?
     
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    Panetta isn't necessarily right, but I'd trust his opinion over yours any day of the week.
     
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    she didn't offer an opinion asswipe. she asked a question.
     
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    And he also stated today that Iran has decided to have nuclear capability. There is a difference. The line in the sand is a primitive atomic weapon with no delivery system. Everyone understands this so there is really no point in dwelling on it.
     
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    Pub/Fox/Rushbots are ready to attack, already know Iran's close to a bomb. Bought off Pubs have already proven they're irresponsible war mongerer/chickenhawk fools.

    Nice "question"...Just like your BS heroes...Is Obama a Marxist? an American? etc etc...
     
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    that isn't what panetta said... it's fakenews' headline.

    what he said is they haven't starting building yet...

    we know that...

    fake news said they hadn't "decided" to build.

    you can do better. welcome back, btw.
     
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    Panetta is correct. All of this nonsense about Iran and nuke weapons is the same as it was with Iraq and WMD's. The source for both of these lies was of course BUSHCO.

    It takes years and years and years to develop nuke weapons. Oddly enough supplies to do so are remarkably limited. Can we say the China,Russia,Pakistan,Israel and the USA? And all know when sales are taking place so say intelligence sources. It's hard if impossible to keep this a secret.

    What does Iran have that oil industries want? Large supplies of oil and natural gas.

    Isn't odd Reagan/Bush was using Iran to pull off their illegal weapons sales = Iran Contra in which some USA military people turned weapons dealers were making some big bucks.
     
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    When ranting at least attempt to get your facts right...HACK!!
     
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    I'm commenting on the OP's opinion, not some bullshit from Fox. You know I don't waste my intellect reading bullshit from any media - left or right. If more people would do likewise, more people would stop having their opinions formed by idiots in the media. Of course, that does require that one thinks for oneself.... and that's quite hard sometimes. But, in the end, it's better than having one's opinion given to one. Doncha think?
     

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