Believe it or not, we can thank International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chairman Muhammad El Baradei for finally confirming what AT has been telling our readers for over a year. In a report in today's Jerusalem Post, El Baradei,
...confirmed Israel's assessment that Iran is only a few months away from creating an atomic bomb.
As with the intelligence community's internal war against the administration, AT has been connecting the dots on the cover—up of Iran's nuclear weapons development by our own CIA and their allies in the press. The Washington Post's Dafna Linzer has repeatedly muddied the waters about details concerning Iran's capability to manufacture nuclear weapons, and she has downplayed valid national security concerns of US policymakers. Linzer has even carried the IAEA's water when she wrote an article that purportedly proved that Iran doesn't have a nuclear weapons program. In reality, it was a slick piece of propaganda that covered up key technical aspects the IAEA's inspection program.
Not only was the press shilling for a nuclear Iran, they were also the enthusiastic mouthpieces for a National Intelligence Estimate that said that Iran was ten years away from a bomb! Think of it this way. If the press and our intelligence agencies have been willfully spouting disinformation on something as critical as the mullahs getting a nuke, what lies under their public pronouncements about the Iraq War?
Doug Hanson 12—05—05