Archive for September 2009
Campaign For Liberty
Press TV – September 30, 2009
IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei says he does not believe that Iran has a military nuclear program, adding that the lack of evidence to the contrary supports his belief.
“I do not think… Iran has an on-going nuclear weapons program. Whether they have done some weaponization studies, as was claimed by the US and others, this is one of the issues that are still outstanding,” ElBaradei told the Indian TV news channel CNN-IBN.
“But I have not seen any credible evidence to suggest that Iran has an on-going nuclear program today. I hope that they are not having one,” he added during the Wednesday interview.
The outgoing director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also touched on Iran’s construction of the Fordu nuclear facility. Elbaradei said that he talked to the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, who informed him that the facility was far from complete.
“There are no centrifuges in the facility, there is no nuclear material, it is simply still just ready in term of cables and construction,” the IAEA chief quoted Salehi as saying.
Elbaradei also pointed out that the IAEA should conduct an inspection of the facility “as soon as possible.”
“Through that [inspection], again, [we can] provide assurance to the international community, that this facility is meant to be a facility devoted for peaceful purposes.”
ElBaradei also commented on the impending talks between Iran and the P5+1 (Permanent member of the Security Council plus Germany) in Geneva, and expressed hope that the meeting would “usher in a comprehensive, meaningful dialogue.”
“Recently, [Iran has] asked the Agency for assistance in getting fuel for its existing research reactor and asked the Agency to see whether we can be of help,” he said, expressing optimism about a possible deal between Iran and the West.
“I was quite pleased to see that there is a very large amount of goodwill on the part of the suppliers to provide fuel for Iran for its research reactor in Teheran. The world is keen, is ready to help Iran to make full use of nuclear energy for nuclear purposes.”
Earlier in the month, Iran wrote a letter to the UN nuclear watchdog, saying that it was constructing a second plant for uranium enrichment.
The Agency received Iran’s letter 18 months prior to the date set for the plant to enter operational phase. That is one year before Iran was officially obliged to do so, based on the IAEA document INFCIRC/153.
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The Swine Flu Conspiracy
Kurt Nimmo / Infowars – September 29, 2009
It looks like an attack on Iran is a fait accompli. It’s just a matter of timing at this point. Reading the corporate media — and much of the so-called “progressive” media — one hears what amounts to a chant: Iran has nukes, Iran has nukes… or they will very soon.
In fact, Iran does not have nuclear weapons. It does not have the capability to build one solitary nuclear bomb, crude or otherwise. Iran has not enriched uranium to the point required to make a bomb. It has enriched uranium for nuclear energy. Iran’s uranium enrichment is less than five percent and consistent with fuel for a civilian nuclear power plant. Iran has imposed restrictions on its enrichment program including ratifying the Additional Protocol to allow more stringent inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency, operating the uranium enrichment facility at Natanz as a multinational fuel center with the participation of foreign representatives, renouncing plutonium reprocessing and immediately fabricating all enriched uranium into reactor fuel rods. The IAEA has repeatedly said Iran is not enriching nuclear-weapons grade uranium.
But this does not matter. The U.S. government and its European partners, Israel, and the corporate media have repeated the lie that Iran is building a nuclear bomb so often that millions of people believe it and think Iran is a threat. Even peacenik liberals who mistrusted Bush and the neocons now believe Iran is a threat. They just disagree on how this manufactured and phantom threat should be addressed.
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Brave New Films
Steven John Hibbs / The Tonka Report – September 25, 2009
The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: I am currently relocating and will be offline for a few days. In the meantime, feel free to explore the ample information published on the site, as there are over 500 articles, videos, and documentaries to peruse at your leisure, not to mention the numerous links and hyper-links provided for indepth research. As soon as this move is complete, I’ll be back with a vengeance for truth, liberty and freedom. Peace and God bless to all… No Fear!! – SJH