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#1 How about Iraq? US intelligence agencies are cowed enough to tell their bosses what their bosses want to hear, even if they take a PR hit for being very wrong.
This is because if they don't tell their bosses what they want to hear, they will be fired, and somebody else hired who will.
Thus defeating the entire purpose of intelligence.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-24 07:58||
#2 Check the date on that document, LAT-dudes. You may be looking at an old copy of the NIE.
Posted by SteveS 2012-02-24 10:47||
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-02-24 10:49||
#4 How about Iraq? US intelligence agencies are cowed enough to tell their bosses what their bosses want to hear, even if they take a PR hit for being very wrong.
What part Moose, something about this thingy that the MSM keeps buried.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-02-24 11:41||
#5 kind OT - but I prefer this for unarmed men:
Posted by Frank G 2012-02-24 20:45||
#6 "We're Screwed!",unless we unite to fight.
Got Pb? Got brass? Got the balls?
Posted by Elmising Poodle6592 2012-02-24 23:35||
#7 But-t-t, FOX NEWS AM = claims to have recieved a copy of confidential UNIAEA Report which says Iran is making [selective] improvements to its NucProg "specific" towards the eventual development of NucWeapons.
NOT NEEDED FOR DEDICAT CIVILIAN ENERGY PURPOSES BUT IS REQUIRED IFF ONE WANTS DA BOMB.
"DUAL-USE", ala the WE-WANT-TO/CAN-BUT-WON'T-RIGHT-NOW "JAPAN/EGYPT" MODEL, ESPEC "JAPAN".
No "official" or "third-party[s]" confirmation of Iran NucWeaps means US-Allies + UNCOM will get the blame for starting any de facto war agz Iran AS WELL AS BLAME FOR ANY NEW MAJOR OR CATASTROPHIC PROXY TERROR ATTACKS LAUNCHED AGZ CONUS, I.E. ATTACKS AGZ WHITE HOUSE + CONGRESS, NCA, US CITIES, ETC.
* DEFENCE FORUM INDIA > WSJ: US BULKS UP ON IRAN DEFENSES, i.e. its "other" anti-Iran Air, Land mil capabilities in the Gulf in support of the US Fifth Fleet + Allies in case Iran does try to close the Straits of Hormuz.
* SAME > POSSIBLE IRAN ATTACK TESTS US-ISRAEL RELATIONS AS ELECTIONS APPROACH: ANALYSIS.
The Bammer vs. Benjie Netanyahu.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-24 23:52||
#8 OOOOPPPSIES, forgot DEFENCE FORUM INDIA > [Trilateral Summit] IRAN COMES TO SOUTH ASIA.
Tehran desires to end its isolationism by making econ openings wid PAKISTAN, INDIA, + even CHINA; + use the Energy Trade to TRANSFORM, MODERNIZE, + INFLUENCE ENERGY-STARVED SOUTH ASIA.
* SAME > "SOUTH ASIAN SPRING" IN RETREAT.
Many Govts-States in South Asia moving backward from [Western-style] liberal democracy toward hard-line authoritarianism.
IOW, RADICAL ISLAM = MILTERRS WILL HAVE THE ADVANTAGE.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-25 00:02||