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    • Valley Commando
    • 30.01.12 | 13:20 (IST)

    Fact: Iran has developed delivery systems already, having tested several long range missiles Fact: Iran has a civil nuclear programme Fact; There is no hard evidence to siggest that Iran is actively persuing the creation of a Nuclear Weappons programme Fact: No one has a clue if, or when Iran may be a nuclear threat, or even if they would be Fact: It is by no means certain that anyone has the political will or capability to stop Iran from developing nukes, if they decide to Amidst this list of realities, different people with different agendas are creating different narratives to suit their own ends. Panneta, I suspect has come under the scrutiny of AIPAC as he has 'flip-floped' somewhat from his position. His statement is designed to allow for the hardline 'in one year til Iran has a nuke' posiiton, but actually states that it is about 3 years from the point that Iran decides to build one. My take - this is all hot air and fundamentally damaging to Israel as it shows that Israel's bark is worse than its bite - something which many people suspect already

    from the article: Panetta: Iran is one year away from producing nuclear weapon
    First published 06:43 30.01.12 | Last updated 06:43 30.01.12
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