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They DIDN'T LEARN AFTER IRAQ, huh?
You have no idea how happy I am that I never buy, read, or visit the New York Times. They are truly a s*** paper.
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"Iran may be able to build A-bomb; UN analysis calls other estimates into question" by William J. Broad and David E. Sanger, New York Times | October 4, 2009
You know, when I was in college way back when, the writing instructors made a point of not using words like MAY BE, STILL, IF, BUT, YET, et al in a REPORT -- and yet HERE THEY ARE LITTERING my NEWSPAPER EVERY DAY!!!!
You know, I heard the IAEA DEMANDED EQUAL TIME, so....
"IAEA responds to NY Times allegations of a secret report on Iran
With respect to a recent media report, the IAEA reiterates that it has no concrete proof that there is or has been a nuclear weapon programme in Iran. At the Board of Governors´ meeting on 9 September 2009, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei warned that continuing allegations that the IAEA was withholding information on Iran are politically motivated and totally baseless.
(Blog editor's note: my emphasis)
"Translation: The New York Times is full of shit.
Here is a little bit of history about the NY Times.
Back in 1912, the New York Times was just another New York paper, fighting for circulation with sensational stories about the how the canals on Mars had actually been photographed and revealed in the August 27th issue the construction of 2 new canals by the Martians in 1911.
As part of their attempts to lure more readers, the New York Times had invested in a Marconi wireless set, a radio receiver whose antenna was atop the building that housed the New York Times, but whose operators were featured in a street level room with large windows, not unlike a department store showcase window. Passers-by could gaze through the window at the Marconi operators playing with this latest high-tech gizmo.
But on the night of April 14th, the wireless operators at the New York Times picked up second and third hand reports of a ship in trouble out at sea. Details were sketchy, but the night editor of the Times knew that a story about a ship sinking was going to sell more newspapers than a ship that was saved, so in the absence of any real information the New York Times rolled a special late-night edition. The editor had guessed right, and the next morning the New York Times was the only newspaper on the street reporting that RMS Titanic had sunk the night before. That one story transformed the New York Times overnight from just another tabloid into New York's top newspaper; a position they have held ever since." -- Wake the Flock Up
Wow. You learn something new every day.
So GET OUT YOUR SALT SHAKER and VOMIT TUB, readers; you are going to need it:
NEW YORK - Senior staff members of the UN nuclear agency have concluded in a confidential analysis that Iran has acquired “sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable’’ atom bomb.
WHO? Some ANONYMOUS SOURCES? One can only guess at the political and religious bent of these "senior staffers" at the UN, cui bono?
The report by experts in the International Atomic Energy Agency stresses in its introduction that its conclusions are tentative and subject to further confirmation of the evidence, which it says came from intelligence agencies and its own investigations. But the report’s conclusions, described by senior European officials, go well beyond the public positions taken by several governments, including the United States.
Two years ago, American intelligence agencies published a detailed report concluding that Tehran halted its efforts to design a nuclear weapon in 2003. But in recent months, Britain has joined France, Germany, and Israel in disputing that conclusion, saying the work has been resumed. A senior American official said last week that the United States was now reevaluating its 2007 conclusions.
Are you READY for a WORLD WAR, AmeriKa?!!!!!!!!
The atomic agency’s report also presents evidence that beyond improving upon bomb-making information gathered from rogue nuclear specialists around the world, Iran has done extensive research and testing on how to fashion the components of a weapon. It does not say how far that work has progressed. The report draws a picture of a complex program....
While the analysis represents the judgment of the nuclear agency’s senior staff, a struggle has erupted in recent months over whether to make it public. The dispute pits the agency’s departing director, Mohamed ElBaradei, against his own staff and against foreign governments eager to intensify pressure on Iran.
Gee, and WHO WOULD THEY BE!!?
And TO HELL with the TRUTH, 'eh, JEW YORK TIMES?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ElBaradei has long been reluctant to adopt a confrontational strategy with Iran, which an approach he considers counterproductive. Responding to calls for the report’s release, he has raised doubts about its completeness and reliability.
Yeah, because OVER ONE MILLION DEAD in IRAQ haunts him, and because IRAN is NOT MAKING a BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!
Even so, the emerging sense in the intelligence world that Iran has solved the major nuclear design problems poses a new diplomatic challenge for President Obama and his allies as they confront Iran.
Oh, ANOTHER LITTLE GEM!!!
Yup, "EVEN SO!!!"
Yup, what they mean is DESPITE the EVIDENCE, the AGENDA-PUSHING is going THIS WAY!!! To WAR!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, WtFU is RIGHT about the NEW YORK TIMES!!!!!!!!!!
American officials say that in the direct negotiations with Iran that began last week, it will be vital to get the country to open all of its suspected sites to international inspectors. That is a long list, topped by the underground nuclear enrichment center under construction near Qom, that was revealed 10 days ago....
Yeah, REVEALED by IRAN a YEAR BEFORE they LEGALLY HAD TO as ISRAEL BLOCKS INSPECTION of ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS PLANT!!!!!
Thanks for the ONE-SIDED and BIASED reporting -- complete with slanted, agenda-pushing, war-promoting, omissions -- NYT!
Please scan my Iran labels for more, readers. I'm done for the day.
I'll be back tonight or tomorrow morning, readers.
Israel is getting desperate to sell this new war for Americans to be killed and crippled in.
Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget.
4. Iran's formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.
5. Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities.
6. Contrary to face-saving claims, it appears that the US and Israel were both caught off guard by Iran's announcement. The reasoning is simple. Had the US or Israel announced the existence of he new facility before Iran's notified the IAEA, it would have put Iran on the defensive. As it is now, the US and Israel seem to be playing catch up, casting doubt on the veracity of Israel's claims to "know" that Iran is a nuclear threat.
8. In 1986, Mordachai Vanunu blew the whistle and provided photographs showing Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons factory underneath the reactor at Dimona.
9. Israel made the same accusations against Iraq that it is making against Iran, leading up to Israel's bombing of the power station at Osirik. Following the invasion of 2003, international experts examined the ruins of the power station at Osirik and found no evidence of a clandestine weapons factory in the rubble.
10. The United Nations has just released the Goldstone Report, a scathing report which accuses Israel of 37 specific war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza earlier this year. Israel has denounced the report as "Anti-Semitic (even though Judge Goldstone is himself Jewish), and the United States will block the report from being referred to the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague, thereby making the US Government an accessory after-the-fact.
We all need to be Joe Wilson right now. We need to stand up and scream, "LIAR!" at every politician and every talking media moron that is pushing this war in Iran. And we need to keep dong it until they get the message that we will not be deceived any more.
Israel wants to send your kids off to die in Iran, and YOU are the only one that can stop them.
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