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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Documented Deception

More times than not, it seems as if some of the lesser stars of the conservative movement are ones that are making more declarative statements regarding President Obama’s foreign policy. This isn’t to say that they are well-thought-out plans, but you can at least understand what they are trying to say. It’s not incessant prattling that is grounded in conspiracy as much as it is a bloodthirst for another war.

Charles Krauthammer keeps upping the ante day in and day out.

So that makes two countries that conservatives want to strike preemptively, if you count Lieberman’s call to send forces into Yemen. But is all this bluster from Krauthammer actually valid? The reason that this should be asked is because of new information that shows that a recent Iranian document purportedly showing that country’s desire to build a “neutron initiator” to aid in building a nuclear weapon has been forged:

Philip Giraldi, who was a CIA counter terrorism official from 1976 to 1992, told IPS that intelligence sources say that the United States had nothing to do with forging the document, and that Israel is the primary suspect. The sources do not rule out a British role in the fabrication, however.

The Times of London story published Dec. 14 did not identify the source of the document. But it quoted "an Asian intelligence source" - a term some news media have used for Israeli intelligence officials - as confirming that his government believes Iran was working on a neutron initiator as recently as 2007.

The story of the purported Iranian document prompted a new round of expressions of U.S. and European support for tougher sanctions against Iran and reminders of Israel's threats to attack Iranian nuclear programme targets if diplomacy fails.

With as much passion as conservatives are putting into accurate intel, one would think that something like fake documents would set off sirens with people like Krauthammer. But does this really matter, since this does tend to fit into conservative’s personal view of who and what Iran truly are. The one reason that you’ll likely never hear any within the conservative movement talk about this forgery is solely because Isreal is attached to this in more ways than one.

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