Warmonger US President Barack Obama has promised a military attack on Iran within a year should there be no “diplomatic solution” which will halt Iran from obtaining an atom bomb—despite all intelligence community reports proving that the Iranian government is not even building such a weapon.
Obama—who is already personally responsible for the drone-attack deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people and who has successfully continued the illegal and immoral international wars started by his Republican predecessors despite being elected on a platform of halting the wars—made his latest remarks during an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TV station ahead of his visit to that country.
The American president claimed that Iran “can produce a nuclear weapon in just over a year” and that if “diplomatic efforts fail this year or early next year, America will be forced to carry out military action against Iran.”
Obama’s claim is directly contradictory to a statement made by the Director of US National Intelligence, James Clapper, to a Senate panel meeting on Tuesday last week. Questioned about Iran’s nuclear weapons program, Clapper said that Iran could not “produce enough highly-enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon without being found out by the international community” and countered claims that Tehran had decided to build an atomic bomb.
“We assess Iran could not divert safeguarded material and produce a weapon-worth of WGU (weapons-grade uranium) before this activity is discovered and we do not know if Iran will eventually decide to build nuclear weapons,” Clapper said.
His assessment reiterated last year’s analysis from intelligence agencies stating “Iran’s nuclear decision-making is guided by a cost-benefit approach” which had subsequently precluded efforts to build a bomb.
“We have not changed our assessment that Iran prefers to avoid direct confrontation with the United States because regime preservation is its top priority,” Clapper told the Senate.
His comments coincided with a report in the Iranian News Agency which said that Tehran plans on telling the UN it has no intention of building an atomic bomb. “Iran plans to declare in the UN that it will never go after nuclear bombs,” the Mehr news agency quoted Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi as saying.
Thus, in spite of all official intelligence agencies reporting definitively that there is no Iranian nuclear weapons program, the Obama regime insists that Tehran is “only a year away” from building such a bomb.
This is an extremely dangerous ploy, because what Obama is doing is artificially creating a situation which has no hope of “diplomatic resolution” and therefore can only result in war.
Iran is not building a nuclear weapon, and therefore “negotiations” to stop it from doing so, are bound to fail, because of the inherent contradiction involved.
The only possible conclusion which can be drawn from this impossible situation is that Obama is playing his part in the American Jewish lobby’s determined and quite open attempts to create a war against the Iranian state which is now the most overt enemy Israel has in the Middle East.
The recent American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington DC had as its major theme the incitement of a war against Iran, and this policy played a major role in determining public debate over American foreign policy.
The claims about Iran’s nonexistent nuclear weapons are further ironic in light of the fact that the only nation in the Middle East which has nuclear weapons—and which refuses to sign the International Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty—is Israel.