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By ATWadmin On December 5th, 2007

How interesting to read what US Deputy Director of Analysis Thomas Fingar had to say before the House Armed Services Committee back in July this year:


Iran and North Korea are the states of most concern to us. The United States’ concerns about Iran are shared by many nations, including many of Iran’s neighbors. Iran is continuing to pursue uranium enrichment and has shown more interest in protracting negotiations and working to delay and diminish the impact of UNSC sanctions than in reaching an acceptable diplomatic solution. We assess that Tehran is determined to develop nuclear weapons–despite its international obligations and international pressure. This is a grave concern to the other countries in the region whose security would be threatened should Iran acquire nuclear weapons.


Can’t remember the international media picked up on this pesky contribution from Fingar.

But hey – he’s been a busy boy since then and turns out he is one of the three officials who were responsible for crafting the latest NIE report claiming Iran had no interest in  developing nuclear weapons, having ceased its programme some years so.

So in July, Fingar said Iran was determined to get nukes but now it isn’t. How odd. And how silent the MSM has been on this abrupt u-turn.



  1. A desire to attain them has been there and will continue to do so, an active program has apparently been put on halt. He’s right.

  2. nonsense, If and I repeat If they stoped one part of the program it was due to one of two reason, you can decide which 1) the invasion of Iraq scared them into stopping or 2) They have purchased those Items from N Korea, France, or Russia.

    What if this NIE is just disinformation being put out just before we bomb them…LOL

  3. Troll, or it’s a massive political clusterfuck. Have you looked at the analysis sites I linked to on David’s initial Iran NIE Post?

    We aren’t going to bomb anybody – that’s what Bush is saying with this report. It’s off the table Troll.

  4. It’s important to note the big u-turn here, and the fact that this is NOT fact; this is people’s opinion. And we don’t know all the details that led to this change of opinion because they have not been released. And I saw an interview with John Bolton yesterday in which he suggested that the NIE had become highly politicised and this bias had led to this particular announcement.

  5. "How odd. And how silent the MSM has been on this abrupt u-turn."

    Strange, I only read an article in the Irish Times earlier today about the u-turn.