WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran could be within one to three years from developing a nuclear weapon and time is running out for diplomacy to defuse the problem, the top U.S. military officer said on Sunday.
The United States and other Western powers are concerned that Iran could combine elements of its uranium enrichment and missile programs to create a nuclear weapon, although Tehran denies it intends to do this.
Reuters.com Iran within 3 years of nuke: U.S. military chief, by Alan Elsner, May 24, 2009
Oh, crap! Iran could, maybe, have a nuke in one year...or three...it depends.
Please, everybody cut the crap, because it's the worst kept secret in the world that Israel has had nuclear bombs since the Sixties. In fact one-eyed Israeli defense minister Moshe Dyan was so shook at the early success of Egypt and Syria during the 1973 Yom Kippur War that he contemplated nuking both of them.
Here's what the Federation of American Scientista says in the introduction of an essay on Israel's nuclear capability:
Israel has not confirmed that it has nuclear weapons and officially maintains that it will not be the first country to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East. Yet the existence of Israeli nuclear weapons is a "public secret" by now due to the declassification of large numbers of formerly highly classified US government documents which show that the United States by 1975 was convinced that Israel had nuclear weapons.
Here's old ET's common sense solution to this Middle Eastern nuclear conundrum: Force Israel into fessing up that it indeed possesses nukes, then proceed with disarmament talks between them and the other nuclear power(s) in the region, Pakistan and Iran. The U.S. could step up and unilaterally get rid of a few of our old, out-dated nuclear warheads as a gesture of good faith and example. Simple, no?
Unfortunately, the dumb fuckers who run this world will never let that happen.