Thursday, April 20, 2006

Well isn't this just shocking...

From the always amazing Bill Crawford at ATC.. More CIA Blunders If there truly are any who still doubt that Iran isn't pursuing a nuclear weapon, this story should help change your mind. In a bungled operation approved by Bill Clinton, the CIA accidentally gave Iran erroneous blueprints to part of a nuclear weapon, but the flaw was easily spotted, and the plans corrected: In a hairbrained scheme that was personally approved by then-President Clinton, the CIA deliberately gave Iranian physicists blueprints for part of a nuclear bomb that likely helped Tehran advance its nuclear weapons development program. The allegation, detailed recently in the book "State of War," by New York Times reporter James Risen, comes as the Iranian nuclear crisis turns white hot, with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boasting ominously on Wednesday that his nation has joined the world's nuclear club. Reports Risen: "It's not clear who originally came up with the idea [to give Tehran nuclear blueprints], but the plan was first approved by Clinton." The result was that Iran's program actually advanced: He noted that thanks to the bizarre operation, Iran could now "leapfrog one of the last remaining engineering hurdles blocking its path to a nuclear weapon." Interesting, and given the performance of U.S. intelligence over the past decade, possibly true. If so, remember that these are the same charlatans who are leaking against Bush. Posted by Bill Crawford on April 19, 2006 Just another reason to thank Bill Clinton!!

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