it's nuclear weapons program, both Israel and the Bush administration are STILL hard at work, IGNORING the report and commiserating with each other.
Israeli delegation dispatched to US to argue that Iran still pursuing bomb
Intelligence experts at end of week-long mission to Washington to counter findings of NIE report claiming Iran no longer developing nuclear weapons Associated Press
Published: 12.16.07, 08:27 / Israel News
Israel has dispatched an unscheduled delegation of intelligence officials to the US to try to convince it that Iran is still trying to develop nuclear weapon - contrary to the findings of a recent US intelligence report, security officials say.
The delegation, which set off last week on its unscheduled mission, will wind up its visit this week, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.
It was not clear what type of material the Israeli delegation - for the most part military intelligence officers - presented to US officials.
The US and Israel will also hold additional joint formal meetings on the matter in coming weeks, the Israeli officials said. Israel will use these forums to try to persuade the Americans that Iran is trying to development nuclear weapons, and intends to present information classified as top secret for security reasons, the officials said.
The US report, released earlier this month, concludes Iran halted its weapons development program in 2003 and that the program remained frozen through at least through the middle of this year. The findings reversed a key conclusion from a 2005 intelligence report that Iran was developing a bomb.
Israeli officials who have reviewed all known intelligence on Iran's nuclear activities have concluded that Iran did in fact suspend its atomic weapons development in 2003, after the US invaded Iraq, the Israeli security officials said. But Israel is convinced the Iranians set up a new production line whose details aren't known fully to Western intelligence agencies, they said.\
Furthermore, today Major General Gantz of the IDF made the following statement:
"While saying he did not want to argue with the NIE report, which was an "internal American issue," Gantz said that despite the report's findings, it was possible that Iran was continuing its development of nuclear weapons.
Yes INDEED General Gantz, it IS a United States affair to issue our OWN National Intelligence Reports and to be GUIDED by them. So I ask, what are YOU doing sending this delegation here, but furthermore, I wish to alert my readers to the following which is FRIGHTENING beyond words, because as an American citizen, I am NOT going to stand by silently while you continue to meddle with our country and the following SCARES me like hell:
Congress is set to approve a plan to integrate the U.S. and Israeli missile defense systems.
The proposal, authored by U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), is part of the Defense Authorization Act passed late Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives and due to be considered by the Senate before Christmas break. Under the proposal, the secretary of defense must within six months present a plan to Congress a plan "to improve the coordination, interoperability, and integration of the U.S. National Ballistic Missile Defense System with Israel’s missile defense architecture," a statement from Kirk's office said.
Such a plan will help defend Israel against reported plans by Iran to build missiles that can reach Israel, Kirk said. "Israel will be the first and only country to fully integrate with the American missile defense architecture," the statement said. "It is a symbol of our shared values and a safer 21st century.
I urge EVERYONE to immediately call their representatives and senators to vote NO on this bill. How can we POSSIBLY give Israel this kind of control of OUR National Ballistic Missile System?