Why have both the US and the UK have given Iran the materials it needs to go nuclear?
Why have both the US and the UK have given Iran the materials it needs to go nuclear?
Why have both the US and the UK have given Iran the
materials it needs to go nuclear?
Steve Watson | January 9 2006
We are being constantly bombarded with propaganda over
Iran and its intention to build a nuclear arsenal. We
are told (contrary to intelligence reports) that they
are just months away from doing so. And we have been
told that they must be stopped.
What we are not being told is that both the US and the
UK have supplied Iran with the materials and the know
how in order that they may build the bomb.
With the news at the weekend of Iranian intentions to
resume nuclear fuel research, despite international
appeals not to do so, why is the EU surprised that
Iran is forging ahead?
The history of how Iran's path to nuclear
proliferation began is a familiar story.
The 1953 CIA ouster of President Mossadegh, a leader
who was conforming to westernized policy but made the
mistake of asking to keep a small portion of his
country's oil revenue, was achieved by means of staged
bombings and shootings which were blamed on the
Iranian government in order to antagonize the
population and enable the coup.
After installing the Shah Globalists like Henry
Kissinger opened the door for Iran to develop
sophisticated nuclear energy programs which laid the
foundation for today's crisis. Twenty three reactors
were built with the help of American corporations like
General Electric and Westinghouse.
In 1976, President Gerald Ford even authorized the
Shah to buy and operate a plutonium-extracting and
processing facility - a big step toward converting
energy processing to weapons making.
After the revolution of 1979 the fundamentalist
Ayatollah Khomeni reversed westernized policy but
maintained Iran's nuclear interest albeit staggeringly
before the end of the war with Iraq. After the war
ended Iran was again free to pursue its ends leading
us to the impending crisis we face today.
Add to the history the more recent revelations penned
by New York Times reporter James risen in a new book
that six years ago the CIA simply gave Iran the
blueprints to build an effective nuclear bomb.
Risen explains that in what appeared to be a "rogue
operation" code named "Merlin", a Russian nuclear
engineer in the pay of the CIA, who had defected to
the US years earlier, had been given nuclear
blueprints and had then been sent to Vienna to sell
them - or simply give them - to the Iranian
representatives to the International Atomic Energy
With the Russian doing its bidding, the CIA appeared
to be about to help Iran leapfrog one of the last
remaining engineering hurdles blocking its path to a
nuclear weapon. The dangerous irony was not lost on
the Russian - the IAEA was an international
organization created to restrict the spread of nuclear
The Russian's assignment from the CIA was to pose as
an unemployed and greedy scientist who was willing to
sell his soul - and the secrets of the atomic bomb -
to the highest bidder. By hook or by crook, the CIA
told him, he was to get the nuclear blueprints to the
Iranians. They would quickly recognize their value and
rush them back to their superiors in Tehran.
Obviously the Russian agent was bemused and more than
a little apprehensive about the entire operation so,
according to Risen's sources, a senior CIA official
downplayed the operation telling the agent that it was
just an intelligence-gathering effort, not an illegal
attempt to give Iran the bomb. He suggested that the
Iranians already had the technology he was going to
hand over to them.
In truth, the CIA knew absolutely nothing about Iran's
nuclear know how due to an earlier espionage disaster
whereby information concerning virtually all CIA
operatives inside Iran was leaked to Iran. As a result
many were arrested, the rest pulled out and many are
still missing. Porter Goss admitted to the Bush
administration in a White House briefing last spring
that the CIA had no knowledge of how close Iran was to
becoming a nuclear power.
The idea behind Merlin was to give the Iranians flawed
nuclear blueprints to set back their weapons program
and help the CIA monitor more closely the paths they
took. However, the Russian agent did not know this and
was kept in the dark.
Upon reviewing the blueprints he immediately noticed
the flaw and decided to provide the Iranians with a
note of his own pointing out the flaw. Of course he
thought he was doing the right thing in order to carry
out his mission successfully. He thought the flaw was
so obvious that they would have spotted it anyway and
possibly smelled a rat.
Risen also contends that operation "Merlin' has been
considered and possibly approved for use with other
states such as North Korea.
Of course it is possible that operation Merlin was a
double edged sword and has provided the rogue elements
of the CIA, under NeoCon control, with the pretext
they need to extend the war in the middle east into
With the blueprints in hand, the Iranian weapons
program was apparently further bolstered by exports of
radioactive material from the UK that experts believe
could be used by the Islamic Republic as part of a
nuclear weapons program.
The London Observer has reported that a truck carrying
1000kg of zirconium silicate from a British firm was
stopped by customs officials in Bulgaria at the border
The Observer quoted an expert as saying that zirconium
metal can be extracted from the substance, whose trade
is usually tightly regulated, and used to prevent fuel
rods corroding in nuclear reactors and as part of a
But the truck, which had traveled unchecked from
Britain through Germany and Romania without being
stopped, was allowed to continue its journey to Tehran
after a two-month investigation found an export
licence was not needed.
We have continually warned that the next target on the
NeoCon checklist is Iran.
It seems almost inevitable now that the NeoCons will
launch targeted military strikes against Iran's
nuclear facilities. Whether Israel goes alone or has
US support seems beside the point.
However, former Israeli prime minister Benjamin
Netanyahu has hinted that he could consider a
pre-emptive air strike against Iran's nuclear
installations if he were to be re-elected.
And with Ariel Sharon out of the picture, Benjamin
Netanyahu has a better chance to become prime minister
of Israel. Netanyahu is renowned for being slick,
tough talking and putting his money where his mouth
is. With fundamentalist Iranian leader Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad firing back threats to wipe "Israel off
the map", it's not hard to see where that
confrontation could lead.
Furthermore, we have previously exposed how members of
The Project for a New American Century (PNAC)
including Dick Cheney, Jeb Bush, Dan Quayle, Donald
Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz among many others called
not only for a War against Iraq in 2000, they called
for a follow up on Iran. These people are now in
control of American foreign policy.
The PNAC outlines a roadmap of conquest. It calls for
"the direct imposition of U.S. "forward bases"
throughout Central Asia and the Middle East with Iran
topping the list.
Regime change is foremost on PNAC minds with regards
to Iran and usually what PNAC wants to happen, the
government makes happen.
In addition to PNAC's assertions we have been treated
to The Pentagon's "New Map", a hellish vision of
endless war that will incorporate the "gap", the third
world states, into the "core" of already globalized
The war map begins with domination and assimilation of
the middle east "rogue states".
Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter has gone on
record several times to suggest war with Iran is next
on the agenda, indeed that it has already begun.
"President Bush has taken advantage of the sweeping
powers granted to him in the aftermath of 11 September
2001, to wage a global war against terror and to
initiate several covert offensive operations inside
Iran." Ritter has commented.
The London Guardian recently ran a piece suggesting
the plans for a coming war were basically in the bag.
American Conservative magazine reported that Dick
Cheney had given the authorization for a military
strike on Iran immediately after the next terror
attack in the United States.
Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi echoed the same
There is a long list of NeoCons in the media pressing
the Iran issue. Newt Gingrich was the last to raise
his ugly head, calling for regime change in Iran.
However, Recent events and news developments paint a
clear picture of an establishment under intense heat
and backed into a corner with no perceivable escape
route. It is hard to see how an attack on Iran now
could possibly be accepted by the world and the
Therefore at no greater time since 9/11 have we faced
such an imminent danger of a staged terror attack
being carried out to reign in the seeds of dissent and
again rally the sleeping masses behind the elite.
The Globalists are like heroin junkies, every time
they carry out an attack the gas mileage obtained from
it in terms of getting a free pass from the public on
anything they wish to push through gets weaker and
Will there, as George Galloway has warned could
happen, be a staged terrorist attack either in Israel
or the United States that is blamed on Iran?
Scott Ritter has also hinted that the notion of a
staged terror attack is a very real possibility along
with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
As things stand it looks increasingly likely that the
pull out from Iraq is underway. The puppet democracy
has been installed and the globalists have pretty much
drained the country's resources, destroyed its
infrastructure and demoralized its population beyond
The broadening of the war in the middle east is very
very close at hand as the NeoCon machine knows it
possibly only has a few years left to get the job done
or at least further the agenda to the level it planned
to when it was handed back the reigns of power in
So when they tell you Iran has WMD and must be
stopped, you know why the US and the UK supplied the
materials and the know how.