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  1. RE: “Senior Israeli sources are claiming (sort of) that the U.S. has produced a new National Intelligence Estimate and that its findings show alarming advances in Iran’s nuclear program. According to Ehud Barak, undoubtedly one of the sources for this Haaretz report . . .” ~ R.S.

    ALSO SEE: “Did Barak Leak New US Intel on Iran’s Nuclear Program?” by John Glaser, Antiwar.com Blog, 8/09/12

    [EXCERPTS] According to CBS News, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has leaked information to the press about a new, and allegedly more damning, assessment from the US intelligence community about Iran’s nuclear program. . .
    . . . Earlier in the week I debunked a new report from Haaretz making these same claims, but naming no names. See here for why the new rumors lack any credibility.
    The Obama administration has so far refused to speak about this latest news. Trita Parsi, who has demonstrated high-level contacts in the US government, tweeted that behind the scenes Washington is “livid” about Barak’s leaking. No other information has yet been forthcoming . . .

    SOURCE – http://antiwar.com/blog/2012/08/09/did-barak-leak-new-us-intel-on-irans-nuclear-program/

  2. Faster, Please

    Ending Israeli Apartheid is of first priority importance because of what Israelis do in order to ever PREVENT the dismantling of Apartheid – namely, hoaxing the US into attacking Iran

    There needs to be a coalition of the Willing to box Israel in until Apartheid is dismantled, because once dismantled Israel will cease to have any need to threaten Iran or any other country

    Palestinian citizens of a Non-Apartheid Israel, an One State Solution Israel, would never have a reason to attack Iran

    Problem solved – the bogus Iranian threat to Israel solved – it is and always was a problem with Israel as an Apartheid state and desperately willing to do anything, like a flailing swimmer, to keep Apartheid afloat

    Ending Apartheid is the solution to Israel trying to hoax the US into attacking Iran, an attack which every expert agrees will destroy the American economy and much of the global economy as the Middle East conflagration touched off by Israel in it’s misguided desperation to avoid dismantling Apartheid

    Until Israel is pressured into coming to it’s senses – a ‘Coalition of the Willing’ to box Israel in and prevent it starting a Middle East regional war, if not WWIII, is in everybody’s interest, but most especially to America’s vital strategic interests to prevent it’s economy being destroyed by an Israeli attack on the oil center of the Known Universe.

    So far we know that Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia are on board this a ‘Coalition of the Willing’ to create a NO FLY ZONE out of Israel and box Israel in – this eliminates the Northern and Southern routes by which Israel can attack Iran. All that’s left is to close the last avenue ( the Central route over Jordan and American-controlled Iraq) possible for Israel to launch an illegal attack which will destroy the American economy – and as Zbig Brezinzski recommends, the Americans should seal off this last Israeli route and hermetically seal Israel in and save America from Israeli plans to drag it into a war with Iran

    1. Ok — but who’s going to do this, seal off the routes of attack? Obama? He would have to have a complete personality and character transplant, that is, the willingness to pursue American interests ahead of Israel. Hard to imagine.

      As to the Apartheid argument, you are saying, in effect, that if we change Israel, then Israel changes. It is almost a tautology. The question has always been “how” to do this. The bantustaning of Palestinians is very much in the American and the “Western” tradition. America marginalized and caged in the indigenous people, just as other Western powers have created subdivisions for the unwanted original inhabitants throughout the era of rank imperialism. I say this because I never realized clearly that the Israel project in the WB and Gaza is very much in sympathy with American traditions. Palestinians would not be wrong in blaming Americans for their misfortune not just for supporting the enterprise with money and arms and MSM but for originating and perfecting the ideas of “reservations” for the unwanted. Americans have no more sympathy for the Palestinian situation today than they had sympathy with Native Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries. This is how we do things. We marginalize them, cage them in, and propagandize their failings and stereotypes to assure a minimum of genuine sympathy in the dominant society. Americans, even many Arabs I am told, and I suspect many Europeans all view Palestinians as the dregs of the earth, on one hand, or terrorists, on the other. And, of course, neither is even close to the reality of these people, stripped of everything, including an identity and a future.

  3. The FBI have recently put a new bloke in charge of counter-intelligence.
    It might, therefore, be unwise of the Israeli government to parade the idea that it reads National Intelligence Estimates.

  4. Poor Gen. Ehud Barak. He must be missing his woman make-up when he used to work in Israeli intelligence.

    Barak’s info. is two-year late. On August 5, British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is proud to have Jewish roots – said that “Iran is in possession of nuclear weapons”. The Opposition made fun of his ignorance. The Labour party blasted Cameron as a “foreign policy klutz” with his feet “firmly planted in his mouth”.


  5. NIEs are prepared for a variety of ongoing and new issues. As finished they represent the consensus of the various elements of the Intelligence Community that contribute to them. They are presented as such to the President. They do not ‘make the rounds’ in Washington. Barak is dissimulating in manners that are crude and stupid.

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