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IAEA Chief: Iran can't make nukes unless it leaves the NPT - will resign if Iran is attacked

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Iran could create a nuclear weapon in six months.

Comment: This opening sentence is entirely misleading. Read on...

IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei spoke on Al-Arabiya television on June 20, discussing Iran's nuclear program, and the potential for the Middle Eastern country to produce a nuclear weapon.

"If Iran wants to turn to the production of nuclear weapons, it must leave the NPT, expel the IAEA inspectors, and then it would need at least, considering the number of centrifuges and the quantity of uranium Iran has...It would need at least six months to one year," ElBaradei said.

Comment: In other words, Iran couldn't make nuclear weapons unless it gave a clear signal that it intends to, which is exactly the opposite message of the opening sentence. CBS News has intentionally twisted his words to make it appear Iran is trying to produce nuclear weapons in six months. The rhetoric being broadcast in the US and Israeli media is the same propaganda in the lead up to the Iraq war.


Mossad's Dagan, an omen of Iran war

Mossad director's tenure has been extended for another year so that he could prepare for an attack on Iran, Israeli military sources say.

Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has decided to keep Meir Dagan behind his desk at Mossad until the end of 2009 so he could take the necessary measures for a possible unilateral military action against Iran, DEBKA website which is close to Israeli intelligence agency quoted the sources as saying.

Israel's intelligence and military brass generally serve for four years, with a traditional one-year extension. Dagan's tenure was last extended by a year in 2007. He is now due to step down in 2009.

The 61-year-old external intelligence chief has played the key role in the main Israeli operations over the past six years, including on a Syrian facility last September, the sources said.

Alarm Clock

Bush is a Psychopath


Bush is a Psychopath I

What Does that Tell Us About Us?

It is true that many of our leaders and CEOs could be labeled as psychopaths or having many psychopathic tendencies. Bush does seem to be one of those psychopaths.

Psychology as we know is not an exact science. But the hard sciences don't seem to be so exact anymore. As we study quantum physics we see matter not behaving in exact ways as we used to believe from a Newtonian perspective. The Quantum world also points to consciousness interacting with matter in ways that would never have been expected.

I worked in a mental health facility and had to diagnose with the DSM, it can be helpful, but it always seemed a bit of a mislead. Many patients would have several diagnosis from different therapists. Some of the diagnosis seemed close to the mark and then others seemed off. I really didn't like having to label people (put them into a box that didn't fully describe them) but it is mainly done for insurance and government reimbursement. As school counselor, I try not to label in my head any of the children that I work with. After awhile they flower, and if I were to label them initially and treat them as a disease or a problem then I am sure the results would be somewhat different.


Obama's 'gay lover': Lying psychopath, Psy-op, or Both?

THERE are crazy days in every campaign and one of them just struck the 2008 US presidential election trail. Barack Obama's campaign spent Wednesday dealing with a small crisis after the politico.com website reported that two overzealous volunteers asked two young women in Muslim headscarves to move out of camera-shot at a Detroit rally.

Comment: While Michelle Obama could definitely use a better role-model than Laura Bush, the obviously fraudulent claim about Barack Obama by what appear to be a pair of psychopaths is what we find interesting here.

Given that homosexuality is a "sensitive" issue with the US voting public (for some idiotic reason), if multiple allegations about such activity were made even by such obvious con-artists, it could cause Obama some problems on the campaign trail. Such mud-slinging smear tactics are a favourite of the neocon "dirty tricks" brigade... just look at Karl Rove, for example.

Bad Guys

Neocon War Pimps: Stop Iran nukes by bombing oil wells

Why attack Iran's nuclear facilities when striking their oil infrastructure would be much more effective in the scope of a US-led preventive war? Sure, oil prices might skyrocket and the world economy might collapse. But, hey, that's the price you pay for security.

Such a scenario is not a nightmare or an outtake from a remake of Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove," but part of a serious recommendation made by two neoconservatives in case sanctions fail to persuade Iran to abandon its enrichment of uranium, a process that can be used to make nuclear weapons or fuel for peaceful energy production.

Comment: It has already been proven that Iran is wishing to enrich Uranium for peaceful purposes. Is It Really So Hard to Believe That Iran Stopped Its Nuclear Weapons Program?

Light Saber

Israeli nuclear whistleblower Vanunu on Iran and Democracy

On June 16, 2008, the European Union nations agreed on the need for a new round of stronger sanctions against Iran to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. At a press conference, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Bush sent a strong message to Iran that it must end its pursuit of nuclear weapons or face a tougher international response.

The U.S. and some of its allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies it, saying its atomic program is aimed at using nuclear reactors to generate electricity.

Take 2

MI5's Al Qaeda operative to be released

A radical Muslim cleric once described as "Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe" will soon be released, but on strict conditions including a ban on attending mosques, officials said Tuesday.


Interview with a psychopath: I freed millions from barbarism, says President with no regrets

President Bush flies into London today for the last time as US leader. In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with Ned Temko on the eve of his visit, he defends his legacy, issues a stern warning to Iran ... and reveals his plans for a freedom institute devoted to 'universal values'.

For a political leader who has rivalled Gordon Brown's vertiginous nosedive in the opinion polls in the past year, president George W Bush looked remarkably untroubled by self-doubt as he crossed Europe last week.

Magic Hat

The Obama We Don't Know


With Barack Obama clinching the Democratic Party nomination, it is worth noting what an extraordinary moment this is. Democrats are nominating a freshman Senator barely three years out of the Illinois legislature whom most of America still hardly knows. The polls say he is the odds-on favorite to become our next President.

Comment: In August, 2007, SoTT editor Joe Quinn wrote this paragraph, that stands as true today as it did then:

Incidentally, Obama's speech, was allegedly:
"designed to shore up his credentials as a potential commander-in-chief by backing a pre-emptive military action which even President Bush has so far refused to order"
which is just more evidence that America really is totally and utterly screwed (to use the vernacular), because while the entire world hates Bush and his handlers and recognises them as the psychopathic child-killers that they are, the sadly accurate consensus in the clinically insane world of American politics is that the only way any potential 'selectees' like Obama or Hillary are gonna secure the Presidency after Bush's 8 years of bloodletting, is not to call for an end to war (as the American people want) but to upstage Bush in terms of murderous rampaging, and to do it according to the Ziocons' script. And it appears that the formerly liberal democrat Obama isn't about to shrink from the task.

Scared yet? You should be.


The difference between Lehman Brothers and Bear Sterns - Lehman's CEO sits on NY FED board!

An earlier article by this author ("The Secret Bailout of JP Morgan") summarized evidence presented by John Olagues, an expert in options trading, suggesting that JPMorgan, far from "rescuing" Bear Stearns, was actually its nemesis.(1) The faltering investment bank was brought down, not by "rumors," but by insider trading based on a plan drawn up much earlier. The deal was a lucrative one for JPM, handing the Wall Street megabank $55 billion in loans from the Federal Reserve (meaning ultimately the U.S. taxpayer). So how did JPM get away with it? Olagues notes the highly suspicious fact that JPM's CEO James Dimon sits on the Board of the New York Federal Reserve.