After assuring the world the Mullahs don’t have a nuclear weapons program, the Dems have announced Israel would anyway win a nuclear exchange. Both assertions are untrue and their perpetrators dishonest.
War with Iran now appears to be off the agenda and it will be difficult to persuade the international community to approve harsher United Nations sanctions against Iran. But was American intelligence really fooled for four years? Or is it being undermined from within?
…David Wurmser, Cheney’s former Middle East adviser, charged: “One has to look at the authors of this report to judge how much it can really be banked on.”
The “guilty men” were named as Thomas Fingar, Kenneth Brill and Vann Van Diepen, all now in top US intelligence posts, who had seethed at Bush policies for years and were said to have executed a triumphant revenge.
One “very senior intelligence official” who was privy to the same classified information on Iran described the NIE’s conclusions as “a piece of crap”, according to Jed Babbin, a senior defence official under the first President George Bush.
If that’s true, this betrayal deeply harmed the US, since foreign agencies will no longer share sensitive data with their US counterparts.
That’s bad, because US agencies largely depend on human and signals intelligence from MI6, assorted Israeli agencies, and the Germans. – they’re closer to Iran and unlike the US never abandoned human intelligence collection.
And here’s the latest from Israel’s enemies:
If a nuclear war between Israel and Iran were to break out 16-20 million Iranians would lose their lives – as opposed to 200,000-800,000 Israelis, according to a report recently published by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which is headed by Anthony H. Cordesman, formerly an analyst for the US Department of Defense…
Even if Iran gained the means and knowledge to create nuclear weapons, according to the report it would still be limited to 100 kiloton weapons, which can cause a far smaller radius of destruction than the 1 megaton bombs Israel allegedly possesses.
The report’s numbers aren’t correct.
But even if they were, 800,000 dead Israelis means (using a multiplier of 4) total casualties of over 3 million. And most casualties would die, since that level of destruction takes out most hospitals, food and water distribution, etc.
That’s half the Jewish population – equivalent to the US losing 150 million or the UK 30 million. Plus Israel’s advanced industrial society would be destroyed by the EMP effects of a modest number of Iranian nukes.
In contrast, the Mullahs and their henchmen will stay safe, and indifferent to the loss of 20 million “martyrs” (Iran’s population is about 65 million). Plus their primitive economy would be little effected by EMP, and backed by high birthrates would be back up and running within a decade.
Meet the authors of this report (my ellipsis):
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Sam Nunn, a former Democratic Senator… Its board of trustees includes many former senior government officials including Henry Kissinger (of Vietnam fame), Zbigniew Brzezinski (Carter’s man) William Cohen (Clinton’s man) and Brent Scowcroft (Bush hater). Its Transnational Threats Director is Arnaud de Borchgrav (Newsweek hack).
If Israel meets this level of betrayal from the US under a Republican president, it can expect nothing but wall-to-wall hostility from a Democrat Washington.