US Nuclear Option on Iran

U.S. Nuclear Option on Iran Linked to Israeli Attack Threat.

 

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http://www.state.gov/t/us/140678.htmI want to stress that the NPR states the United States would only consider the use of nuclear weapons in extreme circumstances to defend the vital interests of the United States or its allies and partners.” ….http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51172

WASHINGTON, Apr 23, 2010 (IPS) – The Barack Obama administration’s declaration in its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that it is reserving the right to use nuclear weapons against Iran represents a new element in a strategy of persuading Tehran that an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites is a serious possibility if Iran does not bow to the demand that it cease uranium enrichment.

Although administration officials have carefully refrained from drawing any direct connection between the new nuclear option and the Israeli threat, the NPR broadens the range of contingencies in which nuclear weapons might play a role so as to include an Iranian military response to an Israeli attack.

A war involving Iran that begins with an Israeli attack is the only plausible scenario that would fit the category of contingencies in the document. ….

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14 Responses to “US Nuclear Option on Iran”

  1. worzzz Says:

    U.S. Nuclear Option on Iran Linked to Israeli Attack Threat.

    WASHINGTON, Apr 23, 2010 (IPS) – The Barack Obama administration’s declaration in its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that it is reserving the right to use nuclear weapons against Iran represents a new element in a strategy of persuading Tehran that an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites is a serious possibility if Iran does not bow to the demand that it cease uranium enrichment.

    Although administration officials have carefully refrained from drawing any direct connection between the new nuclear option and the Israeli threat, the NPR broadens the range of contingencies in which nuclear weapons might play a role so as to include an Iranian military response to an Israeli attack.

    A war involving Iran that begins with an Israeli attack is the only plausible scenario that would fit the category of contingencies in the document. ….

    http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51172

    … “I want to stress that the NPR states the United States would only consider the use of nuclear weapons in extreme circumstances to defend the vital interests of the United States or its allies and partners.” ….

    http://www.state.gov/t/us/140678.htm

  2. worzzz Says:

    Barak: Iran poses no immediate existential threat to Israel.

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1164024.html

  3. worzzz Says:

    Israel’s grasping instinct cannot easily be understood. – It defies rational analysis.

  4. worzzz Says:

    Iran asks US to issue visa to Iranian president, who plans to travel to New York Monday to participate in NPT conference — 4/28/2010

    … Israel is one of the only countries in the world that is not signed on the treaty. At the upcoming conference, Arab states, led by Egypt, are expected to raise the issue of signing Israel on the treaty. The other countries that are not NPT signatories are India, Pakistan, and North Korea. …

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3882246,00.html

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    JCall criticizes Israeli Policies.

    JCall will present its “European Call for Reason” petition in the European Parliament in Brussels on May 3. The document underscores Israel’s right to exist “as a Jewish and democratic state” but criticizes Israeli policies and calls for a “viable and sovereign Palestinian state” alongside Israel. ….

    http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/04/28/2394546/j-call-israel-lobby-to-present-petition

    Call for reason: http://www.jcall.eu/?lang=en

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  5. worzzz Says:

    Iranians given visas for nuclear talks.

    The United States said Friday it has begun approving visas for Iranians asking to attend next week’s nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said he did not know if President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s was among those approved. Ahmadinejad applied Wednesday for a U.S. visa to lead Iran’s delegation to the NPT review conference opening Monday at the UN headquarters. …

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Iranians+given+visas+nuclear+talks/2974467/story.html#ixzz0mhUC6Odx

    Jewish groups: Boycott Ahmadinejad in NYC

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Jewish groups are calling on U.N. member representatives to walk out in protest when Iran’s president speaks next week at the United Nations. ….

    http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/04/30/2394597/jewish-groups-boycott-ahmadinejad-in-nyc

    US lawmakers denounce Ahmadinejad visit to New York.

    US lawmakers on Friday denounced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s plans to join a major UN nuclear disarmament summit next week in New York and urged he not be given a visa to attend. …

    http://rawstory.com/news/afp/US_lawmakers_denounce_Ahmadinejad_v_04302010.html

  6. worzzz Says:

    Kucinich: We Have Finite Money For Americans But Unlimited Money For Wars.

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    Gaza: In Plain Language

    http://femalefaust.blogspot.com/2010/04/gaza-in-plain-language.html

  7. worzzz Says:

    Jewish Organization urges NPT walk-out.

    New York, April 30, 2010 … As part of a broader effort to send a clear and unambiguous message to the president and other officials of Iran at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has contacted ambassadors of the member states of the United Nations and has placed ads in major newspapers on Monday urging the ambassadors to walk out when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rises to address the conference.

    http://www.conferenceofpresidents.org/index.asp

  8. worzzz Says:

    Israeli nuclear program under IAEA scrutiny next month.

    Vienna – Israel’s secretive nuclear activities may undergo unprecedented scrutiny next month, with a key meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency . …

    http://www.vosizneias.com/55100/2010/05/08/vienna-israels-nuclear-activity-to-face-scrutiny

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/06/AR2010050601231.html

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-iaea-to-discuss-israel-s-nuclear-activities-for-first-time-1.288981

    … the discussion may not take place due to stiff opposition from the United States and other Western allies on the IAEA board. …

    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israeli-nuclear-program-on-iaea-agenda-for-first-time-1.289131

    Israel official defends nuclear ambiguity as ‘strategic advantage’.

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-official-defends-nuclear-ambiguity-as-strategic-advantage-1.288696

    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/israel-needs-a-new-nuclear-policy-1.288851

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3885608,00.html

  9. worzzz Says:

    We are being attacked over here because we are over there.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/buchanan/buchanan135.html

    Are People Dying Over Here Because We’re Fighting Them Over There?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/are-people-dying-over-her_b_6604.html

    When Ron Paul said the 9/11 killers were “over here because we are over there,” he was not excusing the mass murderers of 3,000 Americans. He was explaining the roots of hatred out of which the suicide-killers came.

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/mostread/s_508419.html

  10. worzzz Says:

    11 American warships, one Israeli vessel, crossed Suez Canal into Red Sea.

    … “the decision to declare war on Iran is not easy, and Israel, due to its wild nature, may start a war just to remain the sole nuclear power in the region. …

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3907387,00.html

    http://www.infowars.com/armada-of-u-s-and-israeli-warships-head-for-iran/

  11. worzzz Says:

    The Impending Attack on Iran. – Insanity.

    Barack Obama, for whom initiating new wars in the Middle East is not a foreign-policy goal, will soon order the American military into action against Iran—seems, at this moment, terribly likely. What is more likely, then, is that one day next spring, the Israeli national-security adviser, Uzi Arad, and the Israeli defense minister, Ehud Barak, will simultaneously telephone their counterparts at the White House and the Pentagon, to inform them that their prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has just ordered roughly one hundred F-15Es, F-16Is, F-16Cs, and other aircraft of the Israeli air force to fly east toward Iran—possibly by crossing Saudi Arabia, possibly by threading the border between Syria and Turkey, and possibly by traveling directly through Iraq’s airspace, though it is crowded with American aircraft. (It’s so crowded, in fact, that the United States Central Command, whose area of responsibility is the greater Middle East, has already asked the Pentagon what to do should Israeli aircraft invade its airspace. According to multiple sources, the answer came back: do not shoot them down.) ….

    … creating a crisis for Barack Obama that will dwarf Afghanistan in significance and complexity; of rupturing relations between Jerusalem and Washington, which is Israel’s only meaningful ally … causing the price of oil to spike to cataclysmic highs, launching the world economy into a period of turbulence ….

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1969/12/the-point-of-no-return/8186/

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid42950271001?bctid=507133241001

  12. worzzz Says:

    Jews have been influential actors in promoting both World Wars. – They are now planning World War III based on paranoia.

  13. worzzz Says:

    U.S. Assures Israel That Iran Threat Is Not Imminent.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/20/world/middleeast/20policy.html?_r=1

    http://www.conferenceofpresidents.org/index.asp

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    Nuclear Israel.

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    It is ILLEGAL for Israel to attack Iran – VIOLATION of RESOLUTION 533.

    RESOLUTION 533- PROHIBITION OF ALL ARMED ATTACKS AGAINST NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS DEVOTED TO PEACEFUL PURPOSES WHETHER UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR IN OPERATION.

    Resolution adopted during the 332nd plenary meeting on 21 September 1990.

    http://www.iaea.org/About/Policy/GC/GC34/GC34Resolutions/English/gc34res-533_en.pdf

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    Israel Has ‘8 Days’ To Strike Iranian Nuclear Site, Says Former UN Envoy John Bolton

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/17/israel-has-eight-days-to-_n_684970.html

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    Treason by Members of the United States Congress.

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    Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed.

    … The subpoenaed documents reveal Israel’s clandestine programs for “cultivation of editors,” the “stimulation and placement of suitable articles in the major consumer magazines” …

    http://irmep.org/

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    Israel Can’t Win a War against Itself

    http://www.jnoubiyeh.com/2010/08/israel-cant-win-war-against-itself.html

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    Jerusalem train company asks passengers: ‘Do you mind traveling with Arabs?’

    … ‘Imagine this kind of question being asked in London or New York.’ It testifies to the level of racism we’ve reached,” ….

    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/j-lem-train-company-asks-passengers-do-you-mind-traveling-with-arabs-1.309101

  14. worzzz Says:

    When Would Israel Attack Iran?

    … America can do the job far better than Israel and that an Israeli attack not coordinated with Washington would be disastrous for Israel’s relations with the United States. But Israeli threats to attack Iran sound good, because they could conceivably spur the Obama administration to take preemptive action. …

    http://www.forward.com/articles/130937/

    … swindling us into war again …..

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