Panetta: Iran is one year away from producing nuclear weapon


U.S. Defense Secretary tells CBS that the U.S. does not want Iran to develop a nuclear bomb, and that it ‘shares common goals with Israel’.

ed note–generally speaking, Haaretz is fairly reasonable as far as the JMS media goes, certainly not as rabid as some of the more ‘traditional’ Jewish news outlets.

However, as this story illustrtes, even the more ‘reasonable’ outlets seem to ‘run home to momma’ every once in a while. In the following story, US Sec of Defense is NOT saying that Iran is ’1 year’ away from building a bomb, but says rather that IF Iran decided to do so, she could put one together in a year. That is like saying so and so is ‘planning to kill his neighbor’ vs saying ‘well, if he WANTED to kill his neighbor, he certainly has the means to do it.’ Big difference.

The lesson to be learned in this is that sadly, even the more moderate and reasonable JMSM outlets will only go so far in telling the truth. The ethos of not turning against ‘la famiglia’ is something inculcated into these folks from cradle and is maintained until the grave, and rarely do any of them break free from this dangerous orbit.

Haaretz

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Sunday that Iran is only one year away from producing a nuclear weapon.

In an interview on the CBS show “60 Minutes,” Panetta said that “the consensus is that, if they decided to do it, it would probably take them about a year to be able to produce a bomb and then possibly another one to two years in order to put it on a deliverable vehicle of some sort in order to deliver that weapon.”

During the interview, Panetta reiterated Obama’s opposition to Iran’s nuclear program, and said that the U.S. shares common goals with Israel in its opposition to the program.

“The United States, and the president’s made this clear, does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. That’s a red line for us. And it’s a red line obviously for the Israelis so we share a common goal here,” he told CBS.

“If they proceed and we get intelligence that they’re proceeding with developing a nuclear weapon then we will take whatever steps are necessary to stop it,” he added.

A six-member delegation of inspectors from the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), arrived in Tehran on Sunday, according to an Iranian state television report.

Earlier, sources close to the Vienna-based IAEA said the visit would not involve inspections of nuclear facilities but would rather focus on resuming talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program.

  1. #1 by amerikagulag on January 30, 2012 - 5:28 pm

    When will the IAEA inspect Dimona, Israel?

  2. #2 by Jung Gehr on January 30, 2012 - 8:54 pm

    America is kosher ,we let the AIPAC do whatever they feel like doing ,I’ve got something to tell to the zionist YOU’RE MY COUNTRY’S WORST PROBLEM !! Billions and billions of taxpayers money is funneled to Israel each year .Israel has nuclear weapons, atomic bombs,biological weapons,chemicals,weapons of mass destruction ,that’s beside the F-15 F-16 F18 F 35 Tanks ,Apache choppers…etc Israel is half the size of Maryland ,Iran is 15 times bigger and has 6 times more population than Israel,Iran is one of the oldest country on earth and it has NEVER declared a war on anyone !! Israel is a plague !!!

  3. #3 by Jung Gehr on January 30, 2012 - 9:06 pm

    Sorry ,Iran has 13 times more people than Israel !!

  4. #4 by Isaac on January 30, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    It is ok for Israhell to have more than 300 nuclear warheads with an offensive doctrine but it is not ok for any one to use nuclear energy for domestic consumption.
    Why is the parasitic entity so paranoid?. If Israel behaved like human beings with respect to other people she wouldn’t be affraid.

  5. #5 by 30.06 on January 30, 2012 - 10:52 pm

  6. #6 by 30.06 on January 30, 2012 - 10:53 pm

  7. #7 by 30.06 on January 30, 2012 - 11:42 pm

  8. #8 by 30.06 on January 30, 2012 - 11:42 pm

  9. #9 by 30.06 on January 31, 2012 - 12:59 am

  10. #10 by 30.06 on January 31, 2012 - 6:35 am

  11. #11 by Ingrid B on January 31, 2012 - 10:36 am

    people like Panetta, have been waffling on like this for years..

  12. #12 by Ingrid B on January 31, 2012 - 10:49 am

    re. Ron Paul, whether or not he becomes President, he is putting the anti-war message out there, and I`m glad he has the support ot the veterans..

  13. #13 by Ingrid B on January 31, 2012 - 10:57 am

    btw, those two, should get a room.. no wonder the woman is averting her eyes..

  14. #14 by 30.06 on January 31, 2012 - 11:17 am

    US Navy to Deploy Third Carrier Group to Persian Gulf

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/third-aircraft-carrier-group-coming-iran

  15. #15 by 30.06 on January 31, 2012 - 11:17 am

  16. #16 by Ingrid B on January 31, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    @30.06, Iran war reality check video, excellent, the link to this video should be sent to all US naval personell and their families..

    the parasites in Israel should be warned as well, that they, too, are in the firing line. not that they deserve our concern, but they might be able to prevent this disaster, unless, of course, they are as powerless to change government policies as the rest of us..

  17. #17 by 30.06 on January 31, 2012 - 9:28 pm

    Forget Iran , what about the Terrorists in La Grande Cesspool District of Criminals .

  18. #18 by Ingrid B on February 1, 2012 - 3:28 am

    @30.06. forget Iran? why? is it because Americans are deemed more important? what is taking place in America, has been taking place in Palestine for more than 60 f-ing years, and EVERYTHING is connected..

  19. #19 by 30.06 on February 1, 2012 - 3:37 am

  20. #20 by 30.06 on February 1, 2012 - 8:25 am

    Ingrid B says:
    February 1, 2012 at 3:28 am

    @30.06. forget Iran? why? is it because Americans are deemed more important? what is taking place in America, has been taking place in Palestine for more than 60 f-ing years, and EVERYTHING is connected..

    Simple American parlance , meaning that there is no threat to anyone in the US , that emanates from Iran , but there is a threat emanating from the District of Criminality , to everyone in the US , and abroad .

    In other words , find the source , and get it right !

  21. #21 by Ingrid B on February 1, 2012 - 7:18 pm

    @30.06, understood..

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