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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Turns out we were never at the brink of war with Iran, after all

Taking a break from my coverage of the Indiana Revival, I return to a topic which I covered heavily a few years ago: Iran's impending production of nuclear weapons, and the likelihood that Israel would attack to forestall it. This scenario made it into Joel Rosenburg's thriller The Tehran Initiative. But it turns out to have been largely based on Israeli misinformation: Netanyahu knew that Iran wasn't that close to having The Bomb.

 According to Spy Cables – a cache of hundreds of leaked secret intelligence papers from all over the world, published by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit in collaboration with the Guardian newspaper – at the time of Netanyahu's statement, Israel's intelligence service concluded that Iran was "not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons," estimating that Iran had 100 kilograms of uranium enriched to a level of 20 percent.

It's a bit ironic, that the Telecommunications Revolution which has made it all the easier for the government to spy upon its citizens, has also made it a lot easier for citizens to spy upon their government.

And thus the History books continue to be rewritten, with yet another version of the story.

Something happened to the cookie settings on my computer, and Google won't let me comment again. This is in response to Marko:
Thanks for joining in. I don't dispute that Al Jazeera has an agenda--but so does every  news outlet. You have to listen to both sides to know what either is being less than truthful about.


  1. The sad truth is that I trust Al Jazeera more than our president to be accurate and truthful. The sadder truth is that it isn't saying much.

    Grace and truth

  2. Al Jazeera is a propaganda mouthpiece for radical Islam. It publishes anti-American and anti-Western garbage. Or rather, it mixes truth with fiction, which is the most dangerous form propaganda, because it is still believable, but wrong.

    A watchman on the wall.....


    (PS - I just found this blog, and am reading through your posts about ReviveIndiana several months later. I really, REALLY hope this is a true revival that will break down the spirit of legalism among the Amish. Please let it happen, Lord Jesus Christ!)


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