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Curveball Redux: IAEA Lies to Push Case for Attacking Iran


Kurt Nimmo
December 20, 2011

It looks like the war pigs are about to pull another Iraq. In the orchestrated lead-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a cabal of neocons and fellow travelers in the Pentagon contrived a number of lies – later explained away as “intelligence failures” – in order to fabricate a consensus for mass murder.

Curveball Redux: IAEA Lies to Push Case for Attacking Iran powellSecretary of State Colin Powell peddled Curveball’s lies at the United Nations.

The Bush neocons exploited the fantasies offered by Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka “Curveball,” a taxi driver who claimed to be an Iraqi chemical engineer with information on Saddam’s supposed chemical weapons program. It turned out al-Janabi was a drunken congenital liar who was trying to play the system to get a green card. Following the invasion and revelations that Curveball was a fake, the Bush administration blamed the CIA.

Fast-forward to 2011. Iran is in the crosshairs – part of the ambitious plan to take out seven countries in five years (the war pigs are behind schedule) – and the transparently obvious fabrications for war are being hastily refried at the highest levels of government.

“Iraq had Ahmed Chalabi, Iyad Allawi and the informant Curveball selling fairy stories,” writes Felicity Arbuthnot. “Iran has Vyacheslav Danilenko, an expert in nanodiamonds, apparently doubling as a nuclear weapons expert, along with a plethora of unidentified spokespeople for ‘member states.’ Hardly rigid verifiable scholarship.”

The latest IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program repeated the sensational claim previously reported by news media all over the world that a former Soviet nuclear weapons scientist had helped Iran construct a detonation system that could be used for a nuclear weapon, writes Gareth Porter. The Russian scientist is question is Danilenko, who is actually Ukrainian.


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Comment by TL Winslow
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Sorry, but even if the U.S. finally does the right thing and invades Iran, it won't be like Iraq, because it should have been invaded ever since 1979 and the bill is long overdue. Yes, the U.S. made a big mistake invading Iraq while leaving the Islamic Republic of Iran standing, but it has to lick its wounds and do it sooner or later, and doesn't need any more excuses. Only sick hard leftists would think that ending the Islamic Republic of Iran is bad for any reason - as would the Russians, who think they own it.

THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN MUST GO, IT REALLY MUST GO. Its very existence is its own reason for a regime change.





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