Chossudovsky: US Will Start WW3 by Attacking Iran

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Chossudovsky: US Will Start WW3 by Attacking Iran

"RussiaToday" -- A UN nuclear watchdog report suggests Iran could be developing a nuclear bomb, apparently confirming long-held suspicions in the West.  Michel Chossudovsky, who's from an independent Canadian policy research group, believes that what Iran says hardly matters, because the U.S. is planning for war.  Hmmm...maybe they planned for peak oil after all.

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Re: Chossudovsky: US Will Start WW3 by Attacking Iran

This is just about the only thing stopping WW3.
It is major chess move and it is hard to believe that it hasn't happened by now,
unless it HAS happened but the Russians don't want to admit it publicly.
If the Israelis attack Iran and they are all shot down,
then WW3 might be off the agenda for a while.
 
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Russia stands by S-300 delivery to Iran

Sat, 20 Feb 2010 07:33:20 GMT

 

The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister says his country has every intention of delivering the advanced S-300 air defense missile systems to the Islamic Republic.

Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who visited Russia on Tuesday, has been assured that the sale of the S-300 anti-aircraft system to Iran “will be held off” by the Kremlin.

However, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov commented on the report, saying that the deal is still in motion

“There is a contract to supply these systems to Iran, and we will fulfill it … Delays (with deliveries) are linked to technical problems with adjusting these systems,” Ryabkov said on Friday.

The Russian official warned against attempts in Israel and the US to politicize and, to some extent, demonize the nature of Russia's arms export to Iran.

“It is absolutely incorrect to put the emphasis on the issue of S-300 supplies... and to turn it into a major problem, to say nothing of linking it to the discussion on restoring trust in the purely peaceful character of Iran's nuclear program,” Ryabkov said.

Faced with a looming threat against its enrichment infrastructure, Tehran has decided to acquire the sophisticated S-300, a mobile land-based system designed to detect and shoot down aircraft within a 120 km (75 miles) distance.

Codenamed 'the SA-20 Gargoyle' by NATO, the system also features high jamming immunity and is capable of simultaneously engaging up to 100 targets.

If delivered, SA-20 would make Iranian nuclear sites 'invincible' in the face of any attack, including aerial saturation bombings typical of Israel.

With that in mind, the Israeli leadership is gone to great lengths to stop Iran from acquiring the S-300 defense system.

"The S-300 is a Russian-made surface-to-air missile system that is very advanced, with long ranges and many capabilities," Israeli Air Force (IAF) commander, Major General Ido Nehushtan said in September.

"We need to make every effort to stop this system from getting to places where the IAF needs to operate or may need to operate in the future," he added.

Israel has on numerous occasions threatened to bomb Iran's nuclear sites, arguing that the country's enrichment activities are an existential threat to Tel Aviv, which ironically is reported to have an arsenal of 200 nuclear warheads at its disposal.

This is while Tehran says its enrichment program is purely peaceful and unlike Tel Aviv, has allowed regular inspections of its nuclear installations.

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US dismisses Iran uranium claims

 
The United States has expressed scepticism over Iran's claim that it has achieved higher levels of uranium enrichment.

 
After Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, announced on Thursday that the country had produced its first batch of 20 per cent enriched uranium, Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, said the claim was based on politics, not physics.

 
"Quite frankly, what Ahmadinejad says - he says many things and many of them turn out to be untrue," Gibbs said.
 
"We do not believe they have the capability to enrich to the degree to which they now say they are enriching."

 
Ahmadinejad made the claim about Iran's nuclear prowess in a speech at a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.
 
"By God's grace ... it was reported that the first consignment of 20 per cent enriched uranium was produced and was put at the disposal of the scientists," Ahmadinejad said.

 
His claim comes just two days after Iranian officials said they had started the higher enrichment process at the Natanz nuclear facility, and the president added: "In the near future we will treble its production."

 
'Impossible task'

 
John Large, an independent nuclear engineer, shared Gibbs's views.
 
He told Al Jazeera from London that it was simply not possible for Tehran to have completed the 20 per cent enrichment of any of its uranium stockpile in such a limited time.
 
"Even to produce tiny amounts, representative amounts, of uranium enriched to 20 per cent would be an impossible task," he said.
 
"For Iran to actually move to a 20 per cent enrichment would mean it would have to devote its somewhat limited enrichment facilities and the gas facilities it requires to prepare for that.
 
"You can't have a complex material manufacturing process like this and suddenly change the policy at whim."
 
But Mohammad Marandi, a professor of political science at Tehran University, said he was "pretty confident" that Ahmadinejad's announcement was truthful.
 
"Every time in the past that Iran has made an announcement in Western circles many experts in the West have been sceptical," he said
 
"But at the end of the day it has turned out to be true, with regards to Iran's satellite, with regards to the enrichment of uranium to 3.5 per cent."

 
'Anything but peaceful'

 
Despite Washington's scepticism over Ahmadinejad's claim, Gibbs and other US officials said Iran's behaviour on the nuclear front was disturbing and in violation of numerous UN sanctions.
 
The government, which on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on affiliates of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, is pressing hard to get fresh penalties imposed on Iran at the UN Security Council.
 
PJ Crowley, a spokesman for the US state department, said that even if untrue, Ahmadinejad's claim "further solidifies our impression and that of the international community that Iran's nuclear intentions are anything but peaceful".
 
But Ahmadinejad, in his speech on Thursday, repeated that Iran's nuclear programme was not aimed at producing a nuclear weapon.
 
"If we wanted to manufacture a bomb, we would announce it ... our nation has the courage to explicitly say it and build it and not fear you," he said.
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Re: Chossudovsky: US Will Start WW3 by Attacking Iran

Hmm wrote one thing and then erased it after actually watching the video. 

"Hmmm...maybe they planned for peak oil after all."  -DrKrbyLuv 

Lol, I think you hit the nail on the head. 

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Re: Chossudovsky: US Will Start WW3 by Attacking Iran

I think the Iranians want an attack to give their citizens something to focus on other than overthrowing their oppressive government.  I am afraid that they miscalculated.  If they get the missile defense system, the strikes won't be conventional, they will be nuclear and the Russians and Chinese will be bought off with the Iranian oil.

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Re: Chossudovsky: US Will Start WW3 by Attacking Iran

The U.S. has Iran surrounded; to the east in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, to the south with U.S. Navy Carrier Battle Groups in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, to the north in the Caspian and Turkey and to the East is both Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Iran has 10% of world oil reserves.  

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Re: Chossudovsky: US Will Start WW3 by Attacking Iran

I am shocked

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