Unites States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey have been showing a dramatically different side of US policy towards Iran in recent days. Where for the last three years the Obama administration has stressed the importance of sanctions and diplomatic actions, the Administration is now starting to speak of a military intervention. Debka, the Israeli Intelligence website is reporting that America and Israel believe that Iran has begun assembling a nuclear weapon.
Sources in Washington have told the Israelis that Iran has passed the redline set for them by President Obama by using their technologies and enriched uranium to assemble a bomb. This is the moment in time where Iran is only months away from becoming a Nuclear Power.
Washington has always claimed that when the order was given to begin assembling a nuclear weapon in Iran they would quickly know about it. The stealth drone that the US sent over Iran last month that was mysteriously captured was supposed to provide some of that intelligence. When the drone fell out of the sky, it is rumored that the US and Israel used other means to find out about the orders and what they heard was that the order had been given.
This discovery prompted the latest statements by Secretary Panetta and Gen. Dempsey.
Panetta told ABC News “Despite the efforts to disrupt the Iranian nuclear program, the Iranians have reached a point where they can assemble a bomb in a year or potentially less.”
Gen. Dempsey the next day said, “My biggest worry is they will miscalculate our resolve. Any miscalculation could mean that we are drawn into conflict, and that would be a tragedy for the region and the world.”
President Barack Obama and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak met at the Gaylord Hotel in Maryland on Dec. 16. supposedly to discuss, at length, an American and Israeli response. Currently Israel and the US are scheduled to hold one of the largest joint military exercises in the history of their alliance shortly, supposedly to train for an impending attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
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