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    U.S., Israel at odds over Iran nuke program intelligence | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

    The White House expressed confidence Friday that American intelligence will know if Iran escalates its nuclear program in a sprint to build an atomic bomb—a day after Israel's defense minister warned that the allies might not know "in time" to prevent it.

    "We have eyes, we have visibility into the program," press secretary Jay Carney told reporters at his daily briefing. "We feel confident that we would be able to detect a break-out move by Iran towards the acquisition of a nuclear weapon."

    "We believe there continues to be the time and space to pursue this course," Carney said, referring to punishing American and international economic sanctions on the Islamic republic. "It is the best course of action to ensure that Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon. We take no options off the table, and we consult with our allies all the time about the situation in Iran with regards to this program."

    But Carney's professed confidence about the quality of the information regarding Iran's nuclear program, widely seen by American and Israeli officials as an attempt to acquire the ability to build a nuclear weapon, appeared to conflict sharply with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak's just a day earlier.

    Barak told Israel Radio that news reports of a new American intelligence assessment that Iran has made surprising progress towards a nuclear weapon makes it "less clear and certain that we will know everything in time about their steady progress toward military nuclear capability."

    Israel has warned that it views a nuclear-armed Iran as a threat to its very existence and reserves the right to use military force against Tehran's atomic program. Carney's reference to taking "no options off the table" is diplo-speak for the same thing—but where Israeli officials have been ramping up their public warnings about possible military action, their American counterparts have steadfastly insisted that there is time yet to tighten the economic vise further on Iran in hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough.
     
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    Germany was in shambles and Hitler was still building sophisticated rockets, jet planes and had almost completed the atomic bomb by wars end. A little more time would have seen his dreams fulfilled. Iran can not have the bomb as they would use it on Tel Aviv. Hence the phrase, "Never Again." And that's a fact, Jack.
     
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    A little background on what a quick strike by the IAF will accomplish.


    Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad calls President Obama and tells him, "Barack, I had a wonderful dream last night. I could see America , the whole beautiful country, and on each house I saw a banner."

    "What did it say on the banners?" Obama asks.

    Mahmud replies, "UNITED STATES OF IRAN."

    Obama says, "You know, Mahmud, I am really happy you called, because believe it or not, last night I had a similar dream. I could see all of Tehran , and it was more beautiful than ever, and on each house flew an enormous banner."

    "What did it say on the banners?" Mahmud asks.

    Obama replies, "I don't know. I can't read Hebrew."
     
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    Gotta keep that Hitler thang going, eh?

    Iran has a right to defend itself, doesn't it?

    Iran has signed the NPT hasn't it?

    Iran participates with the IAEA, doesn't it?

    Israel has nuclear (and chemical and biological) WMDs, doesn't it?

    Israel has been gunning for Iran, hasn't it?

    Soooo, by the Israeli "logic" Iran should have "pre-emptively struck" Israel decades ago.
     
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    It's not about Hitler, Mahmoud. It's about what's not going to happen.
     
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    I thought you good folk in by god west virgini were nice bible thumpers waiting for Armaggedon in Israel to convert d'em Jews for Jesus?
     
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    Have you read my thread about Bnei Menashe?
     
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    Plain english - the White house doesn't have a clue. Pathetic.
     
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    If Israel is so concerned about Iran, why doesn't it attack?
     
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    Patience my donkey, patience.
     

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