Possible site of Iran explosive tests identified, think tank says
Suspected high explosive test chamber building at Parchin military complex in Iran. [March 4, 2012 DigitalGlobe]
March 13th, 2012
06:05 PM ET

Possible site of Iran explosive tests identified, think tank says

By Pam Benson

A Washington think tank says it has identified the building at an Iranian military base where international inspectors suspect Iran may have conducted explosives tests connected with a possible nuclear weapons program.

In an exclusive interview with Security Clearance, David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, said commercial satellite imagery shows a building on the sprawling Parchin military complex just south of Tehran that may be the location of a high-explosive test chamber.

Albright, who is a former U.N. weapons inspector, and his colleague Paul Brannan said in an analysis provided to Security Clearance that the building is notable because it "is located on a relatively small and isolated compound within the Parchin military site and has its own perimeter security wall or fencing.  A berm can be seen between this building and a neighboring building."

The institute examined satellite imagery of the building dating from 2004 and 2011, pointing out the various features.

A senior U.S. official who would not speak for attribution because of the sensitivity of the information confirmed Albright's assessment. "We know explosive compression was done at this chamber. This is where explosives are," the official said.

The International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly asked Iran for access to the Parchin site, but the nuclear watchdog group has been denied permission by the Iranian government.

Iran last week indicated it would now allow inspections at Parchin, although no date has been set and it was unclear what conditions there might be for a visit. According to Iranian TV, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said a visit by IAEA inspectors would be conducted within the framework of an agreement between Iran and the agency.

Yukiya Amano, the director general of IAEA, told CNN's Matthew Chance last week that "we have the indication or information that Iran has engaged in activities relevant to the development of nuclear explosive devices" at Parchin, and added, "Iran is not telling us everything."

In a recent report, the IAEA said it had information that experiments with a nuclear detonation system may have been conducted inside a large metal container within the building at Parchin.

Parchin is used for research, development and production of ammunition, rockets and high explosives. The IAEA has had only one, limited tour of Parchin. That was in 2005. Twice this year the weapons inspectors have been refused access to the complex by Iran.

"The worry is that the longer the inspectors are denied access, the more Iran can clean up the place," Albright said.

The few images the Institute for Science and International Security had access to did not show any clean-up effort, but Albright said such work going on inside the facility.

Iran denied Tuesday that it was trying to clean up evidence of nuclear activity at Parchin.

"Those who have technical knowledge on nuclear issues would know that such propaganda is unjustifiable as evidences are irremovable from an area with nuclear activity," Mehmanparast said on Iranian TV.

However, the senior U.S. official said American imagery shows a clean up. "We see clean up, but we don't what they are cleaning," the official said. "We know they are up to something."

And two Western diplomats have told CNN the satellite images show trucks and earth-moving vehicles at Parchin, and although the purpose of the activity is not clear, it does seem to buttress IAEA concerns that the Iranians were trying to clean up the site before any potential inspection.

The senior U.S. official also said the evidence is clear from this site that Iran had pursued a weapons program. "There is no other reason to conduct explosion compression in the context of Iran other than nuclear testing. There is only one thing they could be trying to simulate and that is a nuclear explosion," the official said.

Iran has repeatedly denied Western allegations that the goel of its nuclear program is to build a nuclear arsenal, but the IAEA has said Iran refuses to provide sufficient access or enough information to satisfy inspectors that the government is not engaged in a weapons program.

Elise Labott contributed to this story

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  5. gabe

    Jeremy Bernstein of the New Yorker wrote an interesting e-single on Iran's developing nuclear program. Bernstein is a physicist, but it is more of a history of how we ended up in this "are they or aren't they developing weapons" situation. Worth reading, for those interested: http://goo.gl/RvCmG

    March 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
  6. yahmez the mad

    There is WAY too much speculation in this article to be considered news. This seems like warmonger propaganda, similar to that which preceded the unnecessary and illegal invasion of Iraq.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  7. Chuckie

    The solution to this problem is very simple. If Iran provides access to the IAEA for all of the sites the IAEA wants to see, then this issue will be resolved and everybody can breathe easy. But, why won't the Iranians let the inspectors in the Parchin facility? What are they trying to hide? If they say they are being transparent about their nuclear technology to the IAEA, then show them what they want to see. Iran keeps saying their nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. Ok, prove that to the IAEA by letting them inspect Parchin and we'll all go away. Why does Iran need to bury and fortify their nuclear sites if it is all for peaceful purposes?

    March 14, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
    • JJ

      Chuckie
      The solution to this problem is very simple. If Israel/USA provides access to the IAEA for all of the sites the IAEA wants to see, then this issue will be resolved and everybody can breathe easy. But, why won't Israel/USA let the inspectors in their facility? What are they trying to hide? If they say they are being transparent about their nuclear technology to the IAEA, then show them what they want to see. Israel/USA keeps saying their nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. Ok, prove that to the IAEA by letting them inspect and we'll all go away. Why does Israel/USA need to bury and fortify their nuclear sites if it is all for peaceful purposes?

      March 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
      • Carl

        Well, the US and Israel are both democracies. Iran is not. Iran is a theocracy. And there is the problem.

        No country should have nuclear weapons in a perfect world, but even worse when these aren't democracies. North Korea – another example.

        March 15, 2012 at 6:28 am |
  8. Sayan Majumdar

    The fate of Ron Paul as far as United States Presidency is concerned is a foregone conclusion.

    He will fail even to secure the Republican nomination, period.

    Sayan.

    March 14, 2012 at 8:12 am | Reply
  9. Fred Reymond

    This article is pure propaganda and nonsense put forward by David Albright. He has never been a "UN Weapons Inspector". He is not a nuclear physicist. He is no nuclear weapons expert or for that matter any other weapons, even a six shooter. By all indiction he is a front man that publishes what Mossad wants to put forward and manipulate the media. Enough of the nonsense without putting a context forward. It is laughable that by looking at some imagery Albright can figure out there is nuclear explosive test going on. Parchin to my understanding is a complex where Iranians develop many of their home made conventional military weapons. Obviously, there will be explosive testing. But taking it from there to nuclear weapons is a big stretch. The question is, why is the media letting themselves, so blindly, to be manipulated by war merchants, and Israeli firsters such as Albright without any critical questions.

    March 14, 2012 at 7:52 am | Reply
    • Greg

      Hey Fred, you seem to already have come to a conclusion based on your evaluation of the evidence put forth so far, that no matter what information is provided, you firmly believe that they are not in any way developing special weapons. Have you been inside of a weapons storage area or R&D site and most importantly, have you ever been inside of this Parchin facility? If not, then you may want to re-consider your assessment, because if this nation again will not allow IAEA inspectors in to see for themselves, then a logical person would conclude that they are probably trying to hide something. if not, then why not open any of the doors that are requested? By not fully complying they may face a confrontation that will send them back to the stone age. Unfortunately, that's exactly what they want, isn't it?

      March 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Reply
      • Fred Rey

        "By not fully complying they may face a confrontation that will send them back to the stone age"

        I am not willing to pay a single cent more for gas, so that Israelis can feel "more safe and secure." They want to be safe and secure, they should treat the Palestinians as human beings. People like you need to just move to Israel and stay there. No there won't be a war, and you folks won't be allowed to use nukes to put people back to stone age. Maybe that is what you folks want and dream about, I don't know.

        May 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  10. michaelfury

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    That is, right now, all I am hearing. But again, two to three people in custody, and we are trying to get more information on that right now.

    HEMMER: Deborah, I don't mean to put you on the spot here. Do you know where on the Jersey Turnpike this was? How far from New York City?

    FEVERICK: We do not know that. We are looking into that. There is one report that it was on the New Jersey Turnpike. There is another report that it was very close to the bridge, if not on the bridge. So again, these details are emerging. We're trying to piece them together. But that's what we have so far, two to three people in custody, found with a van filled with explosives."

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    March 14, 2012 at 7:31 am | Reply
  11. Craig Sasseen

    WMAs....None of this sort of weapon should exist, but they do. We as a nation of a whole ought to be concerned about our individual securities as an American. When our military takes a hightened interest in the securties of our great nation to ALERT the civilians of our nation that possible, devestating threats could occur...then we have a responsibilty to support our military as the individuals and civilians that we are. Iran is most likely creating WMDs. This is bad news for America & her allies. Well, if I were in charge, in my opinion, I would have this facility erased, completly WIPED off the grid. I would feel no remorse for any bystandefs who may or may not get hurt in the process. We have enemies. We have threats. Then we have naieve groups like human rights who do not see nor get the "BIG PICTURE". The big picture is an earth free from terrorism amd/threats. In order to get to that level of communication, humans may have to die. Not all human beings are good guys. Human beings who seek to formulate destruction by way of murder are evil. Human beings who seek advancement in order to evolve as a nation by creating WMDs for mass destructive purposes, are human beings. Defending our nation and its allies from evil minded nations, like Iran, should be our top priority. We cannot allow technology to evolve within a nation of betrayl. It cannot proceed down its path any longer, we have already given the enemy a long window. We must act fast for too late may be to long. We need the U.N. to pass NEW LAWS. WE NEED THE U.N. TO OVERSEE EVERY NATION. WE NESD THE U.N. TO EVOLVE. WE NEED TO PROCESS A.D ELIMINATE OUR ADVERSARIES, FOR THEY MAY BE THE DEATH OF US ALL. But this is just my "opinion".

    March 14, 2012 at 6:00 am | Reply
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    No wonder, WE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER, call Congress "Israeli occupied territory"!!!Hey Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Barack Obama: when will you stand up for the Americans murdered on the USS Liberty by Israel instead of licking at the the boots of Israel-Firsters in AIPAC, and constantly swearing allegiance to IsraeHell....
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    Say No to Israel-Firsters.....Ron Paul in 2012 for putting America-First and for REFUSING to run for the post of the Prime Minister of Israel against what is his name…ohhh yeah….Nutty-Yahoo…..

    March 14, 2012 at 1:55 am | Reply
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    March 14, 2012 at 1:39 am | Reply
  14. concerned citizen

    I don't fight zionism, and that's what it is, because its fun.

    Zionism is racist, and as Jew, very detrimental to combating anti-semtism.

    You can all write your lawmakers and tell them to stop taking money from AIPAC. Some will listen

    March 14, 2012 at 12:52 am | Reply
    • Yayuks

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  15. concerned citizen

    Fight zionism and Israeli influence in your community's.

    Jewsagainstzionism.com

    March 14, 2012 at 12:44 am | Reply
  16. Unagi

    **IF Iran has a SECRET nuclear program, they aren't going to let inspectors anywhere near it..... That's why they call it a secret.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
  17. Ali Baba 77-God is uxorious!

    I too have found 'blah blah the wheels dont turn inside his brain, i mean trailor' very annoying as well.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply
  18. best77-God is uxorious!

    Allah the muslim worshipping nations that make threats to 'wipe others off the face of the earth', and call for false 'revenge' need not have nuclear weapons. most of the rest of the earth wants peace & friendship except for these nut cases.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
    • concerned citizen

      You can also thank the Muslims for the number 0.

      Your the idiot here, not some muslims...

      March 14, 2012 at 12:15 am | Reply
  19. Anthony Kovic

    Why the focus on Iran? PAKISTAN has THE BOMB, is MUSLIM, has MISSILES, is POLITICALLY UNSTABLE, sheltered BIN LADEN, houses AL-QUEDA TERRORISTS and is second home to the TALIBAN.

    Why Iran and not Pakistan? Why?

    March 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Reply
    • concerned citizen

      Thank you exactly....

      March 14, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply
    • David

      Why not? Iran has been our enemy since the hostage crisis. The US is capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time. We can take on Iran in the way that they need to be taken on, and Pakistan in another way entirely different.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:56 am | Reply
  20. best77-God is uxorious!

    Another reason why i ran should not have nuke weapons-because they call AMERICA its enemy and threaten us too, not just Israel. I ran, leaders of Is lame, need to step down, denounce their satanic religion, and worship the real creator; start treating women & children with dignity & respect, and shut their stupid mouths.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply
    • concerned citizen

      Shit your gob. Why wouldn't they hate US?

      What the fukk can they do????

      Don't be a wimp,

      March 14, 2012 at 12:10 am | Reply
  21. best

    Wow, so many jihady iranians/Is lame on this board tonight, its like they are obssessed with america. Is lame=atheist, because they worship the jihadist war mongering little girl abusing satan, not God.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Reply
  22. best

    @mdmaroon-islam very family oriented? if you call covering a woman until she has no identity, making her have no rights, not drive, walk 10 paces behind a man, if she is raped, SHE goes to jail unless there was 4 male witnesses in her favor; lets also not forget this peach-they cut/mutilate the clitoris' off of little girls-which is the same as cutting off a man's entire penis-and they justify this by saying she wont 'chase men'. when she is made to have $ex, she gets nothing out of it! EVIL!

    March 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Reply
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  23. best

    @kieth-the very best reason that iran should not have nuclear weapons:BECAUSE THEY HAVE PUBLICLY THREATENED TO BLOW ISRAEL-AN ENTIRE COUNTRY-MAN-WOMAN-CHILD-OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH! WAKE UP IDIOT!

    March 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
  24. sonofgadfly

    I think I've seen this movie before.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • Jay

      I have too! This nonsense never stops. Maybe the Iranians hired another used car salesman to get help from the Mexican drug cartel to clean the site up!

      March 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Reply
  25. Hu

    China from the West, Russia from the East, both are major super powers (have many nukes at hand). According to indicators; China and Russia back Iran as strongly as USA backs Israel – True?
    Why does Iran need nukes when mom and pop have enough to support Iran IF Iran should ever need one or a dozen?
    If Iran can draw the USA into a bankrupting battle and mom and pop take care of ... the world bully; who wins???

    IF for the sake of argument, it appears that, the USA (American Press) has stirred the whole country (USA) into a frenzy to to believe Iran does have Nukes doesn't that indicate communistic deceit?

    I'm thinking that, our government. is using our American Press to beat the war drums into our thoughts and heads. (We ALL still believe or want to believe, even though it isn't true, our government and news media don't lie.) This countries (USA) citizens, majority wise I think, still hold the wait and see attitude (innocent until PROVEN guilty).

    It is shamefull our American Press beating so hard on hear say; most of time; and probably due to government guidance.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Reply
    • Conservatism + History = Success

      I don't consider this warmongering. Scary? Yes. Setting the stage for possible conflict? Yes, but I don't hear the drums yet. I do agree with your level of sketicism though. Thank you for your post.

      March 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Reply
    • Alex

      Very good point HU.... On the money...

      March 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Reply
      • Alex

        That's Israel's problem ... Not ours .... We need to concentrate on us for a long time. I'm a soldier and I would like to see all wars end and none begin at least for us.

        March 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm |
      • John Sun

        Alex, they kept saying; "it's not our problem, it"s Israel's" till they came here, to us, and destroyed the towers. Lesson? Don't let a snake grow by your neighbor, because eventually, he'll come to your home. Iran wants to become a super power and control the Middle East, meaning the oil. If you control the source of oil, you control the world. Iran already has missiles to reach Israel and to reach Europe, but are working now of developing missiles to reach the US. Anybody can tell me why?

        March 14, 2012 at 12:25 am |
    • David

      Because they can't get China or Russia to nuke Tel Aviv. They'll need their own nukes for that.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:58 am | Reply
  26. MANOFGOD

    It is time to BOMB Iran! I support Israel!

    March 13, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Reply
    • keith

      it is time to make peace with our neighbours. Our weaponry and their clandestine insurgency is far too destructive to carry on with the idea of winning a war. Iraq and Afghanistan are the lessons of war today, we should learn from them.

      March 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Reply
      • Conservatism + History = Success

        The lessons of Iraq and Iran is nation building is a farce. Drop the bombs and move on. Let's hope it doesn't come to that. As a matter of history, research "the revolt of the Admirals". This was the American war philosophy post-WWII. Get rid of the Army, get rid of the Navy. All the US needs is bombers and nuclear bombs top handle any future conflict (and the populace agreed!). Although I disagree with the nuclear part, strategic bombing of "pressure points" are likely to be very effective. We won't invade Iran, but that doesn't mean the free world won't leave it smoking if they don't own up to thier responsibilities. War is bad, but its not the worst option.

        March 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
      • Conservatism + History = Success

        Correction: Iraq and Afghanistan.

        March 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm |
    • concerned citizen

      Then you be treated as a threat by good patriots. Israel is the enemy.

      March 14, 2012 at 12:17 am | Reply
  27. Chuk

    This is witch hunting by hypocrits. The more Iran meets the goals set, the higher the West will set the bar. I guarantee Iran will never do enough to satisfy the war mongerers once the thirst for war is set in motion. Iraq sound familiar?
    Frankly, I don't think owning nuclear weapons are such a bad idea. If the West thinks it is they should get rid of thiers'.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Reply
    • Shortround

      the concern is that they would turn them on Israel at the first chance they get. We aren't tossing nukes around, they might.

      March 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Reply
      • keith

        we are the only country to have used nucs, so we're not all pretty white and virginal in our nuclear arms past.

        March 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
      • David

        Keith, what's your fucking point?

        March 14, 2012 at 5:59 am |
    • Conservatism + History = Success

      We are to are very large degree.

      March 13, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Reply
  28. SNICKa

    They are not building nukes or testing them there, obviously they are building a walmart!

    March 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  29. inspirationandlight

    Pam Benson Senior CNN Propagandist

    March 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply
  30. stevensb

    Think tank ...... just sounds to me like a propaganda campaign so they can more fat gunmint security contracts ( read corporate welfare ) from their toadies in congress ...... has everybody forgotten those WMD's and the rising mushroom cloud we got lied to about during the run up to the Iraq war , which , really was nothing more than a government sponsored profit program for Haliburton et al .
    The fear mongering that Iran is a couple of months or years away from a bomb has been in the right wing , think tank driven media since the late 80's ,
    Google it ................

    March 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Reply
    • Conservatism + History = Success

      The fear from the 80's has now been proven to be more well founded than ever before. The fact that we were worried about it then doesn't make it any less true today. Just saying...

      March 13, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Reply
  31. esoteric

    Ohhhh u poor fools that know nothing about anything related to I.T.....posting your gibberish hahahahaha

    March 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  32. David Marshall

    Who is your editor? I stopped counting after half a dozen mistakes. Particularly off-putting are the misspellings and omitted words. One wonders at the quality of reporting–the truthfulness of asserted facts, the validity of trend analyses, the contextual accuracy of quotations–when sloppy writing abounds. It may not be fair to judge the substance of content by the manner it is delivered, but such is the human bias.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Reply
    • Conservatism + History = Success

      Amen brother. I couldn't agree more! (except you mispelled "mispelled") Fire your editor! =)

      March 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Reply
      • Shortround

        No, it's definitely "misspell"

        March 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
      • David Marshall

        Just wondering, Mr. "Conservatism + History = Success": Did you check before calling me out on a spelling mistake? :) The din of your chest-thumping conservatism might have drowned out the calm inner-voice imploring you to "trust, but verify". Politics in extremis quarters no charity of interpretation, revels in schadenfreude, abhors the equanimity of reasoned argument. It exemplifies the basest elements of comparison bias.

        yet, I sincerely apologize that I trumpet my peeves on the heels of your awkward mistake, because most (though sadly not all) of what you have commented here has been moderately espoused. And also because you were kind enough to throw me a smile emoticon with your snark. I simply have not imbibed sufficiently tonight to inure me from the blathering polemics extant in most of the ill-argued comments from both extremes of the political spectrum. "Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer" has been particularly annoying in this regard.

        March 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
  33. allenwoll

    ALL Hot Air ! ! !

    March 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Reply
    • alex

      im just glad we dont have a knucklehead president who would put American lives on the line and then have others justify his mistakes cuse obviously he is too dumb to think to begin with.
      Just for that i am willing to vote for Obama for another 4 years.

      March 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  34. Lee

    Ok, lets take it out if its true! What are we waiting for Obama, scared of the election! You didnt mind screwing up Iraq by pulling out early before election year and you screwed your own USG personnel doing it! What an IDIOT!

    March 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Reply
    • concerned citizen

      No, let's demand a two state solution plus compensation, it a withdrawl of US dollars, from a rich nation.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Reply
    • Conservatism + History = Success

      Obama is not an idiot. Self serving? yes. Will he get a lot of people killed after he leaves office due to his inaction? Yes. Will he deny everything? Yes. Will he blame the rich? If he figure out how, yes.

      March 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
      • concerned citizen

        How cam you not blame the rich??

        All those poor people must just have so much influence right?

        March 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
  35. PaulNYC

    "Possible". Give me a break. More lies from alleged think tanks made up of people who stand to gain monetarily from war. The American people have woken up to your nonsense and are not listening to you anymore.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Reply
  36. keith

    sure wish someone would tell me why Iran shouldn't have nucs and why the US should? Is it because the US invades a country at least every 10 years, Iran hasn't invaded a country in hundreds of years, the US has used WMD's on several occasions, Iran has never used 'em. The US breaks UN international laws frequently (like invading Iraq, Granada, Haiti, Panama, Vietnam, etc.), and Iraq has complied with UN laws. So why are we the good guys when we do all the bad things?

    March 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
    • concerned citizen

      Israel weilds our sword of damocles.

      It's time to kick them to the curb, as the rest if the world has done.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Reply
    • Chris Hunt

      Several questions in there but I think I can answer (does not mean agree with the answers) them.
      Iran is not allowed to have nuclear WEAPONS (they are allowed to have nuclear power and they do) do to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Non-Proliferation_Treaty) where the U.S. and Israel are allowed to have them.
      The U.S. goes to war and conflicts (http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-war-and-vs-conflict/) all the time, you are correct, but the last atomic/nuclear bomb we used during either of these was in 1945. We (the proliferated nations) have nukes but can be trusted not to use them.
      Lastly, though FDR composed the U.N. ironically the U.S. is not a member of it. I know, it's bass ackwards.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Reply
      • Conservatism + History = Success

        Close. The US was never in the League of Nations, largely thought to be superior to the UN because Congress refused. We are the UN, militarily at least. Economically the chief supplier. The UN may not be effective, but its the best we got right now.

        March 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
      • keith

        thanks for the reasoned answer. I should point out that under the NPT, the US was supposed to completely get rid of all its nucs and hasn't (thus breaking that treaty)...and Israel never signed the NPT, thus allowed itself to possess nucs. Using that same reasoning...if Iran dropped out of the NPT, it too could be "allowed" to have nucs.

        March 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
      • Conservatism + History = Success

        Keith,

        You posed an interesting point, so I went and read the NPT. The signatories agreed to not provide other nations with support to build and limit testing of those nations that already have them. I didn't see any part that stipulated already equipped nations would disarm... Please correct me as I makes no claims of perfection.

        March 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
  37. billy jester

    We can always tell where the president of iran is because some of the drones carry sensors that make it easy to track him by honing in on the tremendous stench that he emits. I know a guy, who knows another guy, whose brother on law operated the elevator at the unity of nations building, and he said that after the president of iran used the elevator, it had to be closed for an hour, washed with disinfectant, and steam cleaned to get the smell of goats out of it. And those 1970 polyester leisure suits...give us a break, would you?

    March 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Reply
    • concerned citizen

      Least its not the baby blood stench that comes off the average Israeli...

      March 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Reply
      • izzychamp

        it is actually a lot worse.

        March 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm |
  38. concerned citizen

    Israel makes my people look like barbaric invaders. Good Jews are alienated by Israel.

    I assure you, many diaspora Jews HATE Israel.

    Jewsagainstzionism.com

    March 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Reply
    • izzychamp

      NOT ME, I DON;T!!!
      signed
      Izzy Slapowitz

      March 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
      • concerned citizen

        Then u have blood on your hands comrade

        March 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  39. As-Salamu Alaykum

    Iran must be stopped. If not by Israel, then by NATO, but a nuclear Iran is as dangerous as it gets for the entire world.
    If Russia and China think that a nuclear Iran is not dangerous, then they better wished they had stopped them before the Iranians provide a weapon to their enemies. It is in the WORLD'S interest to stop Iran at all cost. As-Salamu Alaykum!

    March 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
    • concerned citizen

      It's time like fear mongers like yourself to have violence done upon you

      People like you cause the deaths of thousands of innocents, every time your shrill complaining causes an illegal war.

      Rot in hell, you Pussy.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Reply
      • Chris Hunt

        Aside from the wishes of death and name calling I agree with you Concerned Citizen.

        March 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
      • concerned citizen

        Well thank you.

        I just take some pages from the Israel handbook, threaten your enemies with death and mutilation....

        March 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
      • As-Salamu Alaykum

        You sound just like Arthur Neville Chamberlain, the former British Prime Minister who is best known for his appeasement foreign policy towards Nazi Germany. With a nuke, the Iranian Regime is more dangerous than a 1940's Nazi Germany.

        March 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
      • concerned citizen

        Not really fool. Iran hasn't invaded anybody, unlike Nazi Germany.

        You loose

        March 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
  40. Jeff

    First off, the writing in this article is atrocious. Who the heck is goel anyway?

    Secondly, the writer allows how many people to hide behind anonymity. A "Washington Think Tank", a "sr. intelligence official", and "two western diplomats". Who are these people, and do they have an agenda that would cause them to promote war with Iran? We need to stop letting these so-called journalists get away with this nonsense. For all we know, the picture is just something ripped from Google Earth.

    To Pam, as a journalist your job is to provide truth to the public so that we can make informed decisions and be able to hold our public officials accountable for their words and actions, not to help propagandize the citizenry using fear tactics.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
    • Jared

      It says in the second paragraph of the article that the "Washington Think-Tank" is David Albright, President of the Institute for Science and International Security. It also says he is a former U.N. Weapons Inspector.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Reply
  41. bob

    WOLF!!

    March 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
    • Sayan Majumdar

      Blitzer :).

      Sayan.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Reply
    • DingDongIll

      ..brand chilli

      March 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Reply
  42. Sayan Majumdar

    I wonder who will conduct another set of explosions at the site some days down the line, Iranians or their adversaries.

    Sayan.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Reply
    • Leftwing warmunger

      I hope i get to see the day in which ....OBAMA culls the middle east in its entirety

      and the We can open a glass factory in it's place.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
      • Chris Hunt

        How do you call yourself Leftwing after that comment?

        March 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
    • bam

      why would u bomb a bomb TEST site?!?!?!?
      and why would u reply to someone saying someone should bomb a bomb test site?!?!?!?!
      what else? target iranian dentist? or wait that probably makes sense

      March 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
      • Sayan Majumdar

        @bam, already one such incident at an Iranian test site has taken place, refresh your memory.

        Sayan.

        March 14, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  43. eamon

    As we speak, Israel is showing off its aggression by attacking Gaza. Israel is a country known for its acts of aggression and violence against Palestinians. Israel is an apartheid regime if you like it or not (Iran is too, to a certain degree) Iran has not attacked any country in at least 200 years. Israel has not signed NPT, but Iran has. Israel is known to have nuclear bombs, iran does not have them (at least yet). Which one is more likely to attack the other one? Which one is the lunatic in this field?
    Well, that's not the most important question. Iran is on the other side of the planet and is not capable of threatening us on our soil. If this is Israel's concern, then why not let them do what they want. Why do we have to get dragged into this mess? The answer, in my opinion, is that AIPAC unfortunately controls US foreign policy. Talk about the illusion of American independence from the rest of the world.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Reply
    • Sayan Majumdar

      @eamon, why should Iran attack another country? It has its paid (with petrodollars) proxies to do the dirty jobs.

      Sayan.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Reply
      • concerned citizen

        Because Israel is assasinating its citizens

        March 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
      • Sayan Majumdar

        @concerned citizen, rowdy and rouge citizens (enemies of the State) needs to be firmly dealt with.

        Sayan.

        March 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
      • concerned citizen

        Sayan...in that case its time to deal with Israels illegal nukes, and aparteid policies.

        They are invaders, this is a GLOBAL concensus, not just mine.

        March 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
      • Sayan Majumdar

        @ concerned citizen, Illegal? Do you have any idea as to how much international cooperation Israel received in building up their formidable nuclear infrastructure and arsenal?

        Sayan.

        March 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
      • concerned citizen

        Yes illegal, regardless of the influence they exert if foreign governments. They are not party to the NPT, and have denied inspectors access to their nuclear sites.

        They are aparteid invaders, and good Jews are waking up.

        You have a loosing battle ahead of you, trying to defend aparteid Israel

        March 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
      • Jerry

        Hey, concerned (and COMPLETELY WRONG!) citizen, how do you figure Israeli nukes would be illegal, (if they had them)? They are NOT, as you mentioned, signatories of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and, thus, have no legal prohibition against producing nuclear weapons nor are they in any way required to allow ANYONE to access or inspect their nuclear facilities. Iran IS signatory to said treaty and has not withdrawn from it. North Korea WAS signatory to the NPT but withdrew from it (as is the right of any party to any treaty, in accordance with "international law",) before they started building nukes.

        Go crawl back into your closet shrine to Arafat & Ayatollah Khomeini and leave the rational people alone for a change, OK?

        March 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
      • Conservatism + History = Success

        Concerned Citizen, I disagree. I am not Jewish or Zionist or anything in between but you keep spewing the same old rhetoric. You lost me at: "invader", "zionist", Baby blood killers" and everything else. Open your mind and read some dissenting views as the truth is usually somewhere inbetween, but I think you've been drinking a certain kind of Kool-Aid for far too long.

        March 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
      • stan

        jerry – you are not quite correct. although the isrealis never signed the NPT, that document is not the ONLY international agreement that deals with nukes you know. as a requirement for the french to build the dimona reactor isreal promised to never seek nukes and agreed to international inspections at the site for a period of 20 years. at the first inspection they were caught red handed bringing the inspectors to a mock up control room for the reactor, with the entrance for the real room being bricked over. isreal IS and always has been in direct violation of it's international commitments with regards to nukes, just not the NPT.

        March 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
      • concerned citizen

        That's too bad..

        I don't fight zionism because its fun, or hip.

        Israel is a terrible phenomena, and that's a fact

        March 14, 2012 at 12:42 am |
    • Chris Hunt

      Well written, sir! I completely agree. I strongly urge you all to read "The Israel Lobby" if you are at all interested in why the U.S. consistently backs Israel. By the way, AIPAC made the sale of this book in the U.S. illegal for the first few years it was available.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Reply
    • livinfree

      No one really cares about Israeli nukes (except those who want to destroy her) because deep down they know Israel is not a real threat. Leave Israel alone and Israel will leave you alone. The same can't be said for Iran. Yes, Iran hasn't attacked another nation, directly, but they have used proxies. Also, Iran now has a theoracy which they haven't had before, which changes the games completely.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Reply
      • concerned citizen

        Hold the hogwash, you fear mongering retard.

        Israel certainly does not leave the world alone.

        March 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
    • Capt.Zeb

      Let's see. Rockets come into Israel. And when they counter or defend their country, everyone blames Israel.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Reply
      • concerned citizen

        Because they have no right to the land aforementioned.

        They are invaders.

        March 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
      • Jerry

        No, actually the Arabs who call themselves "Palestinians" are the invaders, (OK, the DESCENDANTS of the invaders). The Israelis have only taken back that which was stolen from them in the first place and even in that they've only taken back a portion of what they are entitled to.

        Just wait for the fun when they knock down those building the Arab invaders put up on their Temple Mount so they can erect the replacement Temple.........

        March 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
      • Conservatism + History = Success

        Loosely quoted:

        "If Isreal's enemies would put down thier weapons, there would be peace, If Isreal put down her weapons, there would be no Isreal".

        Concerned citizen... the only reason Isreal is an "invader" is because they claimed thier neighbors land after the 6 day war. And she offered the lands back if they came with the promise of security, but history shows they were declined. Isreal has had or at least insinuated it had nuclear weapons for more than 30 years. How many times have they used them, despite daily attacks? None. Have innocent lives been lost, You bet, but that could end tomorrow if the attacks stopped. The Palestinians wouldn't be citizens or have a State, but they could legitimately claim to be "victims" and get world influence on thier side to acheive these things.

        March 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
    • Jerry

      Yes, Israel should just sit back and do nothing when those murderous pigs in Gaza fire rockets & mortars at Israeli civilians. At least the Jews try to fire only on valid military targets while accepting that, sometimes, collateral damage is unavoidable. The Arabs in Gaza fire things knowing only that there are Jews out there and they've got a shot at killing, maiming, or wounding some – or at least at costing someone a few shekels for the damage caused by non-injurious hits. They have, at times, ACTIVELY targeted schools.

      If it was me in their position I'd carpet-bomb the whole Strip, line the Merkavas up along the whole borderline with a few ranks of infantry behind them and drive/march to the sea blasting anything still standing & anyone still moving. THEN there would be no more rockets or mortars fired from Gaza. Unfortunately, that would seem to be the only way to ensure the Israeli people's safety from a group of people who not only allow these terrorists to operate with impunity but actively support them, revere them, and even ELECT THEM!

      If it comes to a choice between my kids or your kids, you better start diggin' you some short graves!

      March 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply
      • eamon

        Real world phenomenon are not so black and white. We can't say Arabs launch rockets at Israel because they are just anti-semitic. It's way more complicated than that and both sides are at fault here. Arabs are rational actors just like the Israelis; just because we don't understand their reasoning does not mean we can paint one as black and the other as white. These dramatic statements are good for a Hollywood movie script, not our Foreign policy doctrine.

        March 14, 2012 at 1:38 am |
  44. joey

    uav, shalom

    March 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
    • BigNutz

      Nope......Try again.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  45. r

    I guess I missed all the hooplah in the news when Israel was developing their nuclear arsenal. Seems the world is just a tad lopsided.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
    • IraFinklestein

      Oy! You are an anti-Semite! Israel must have nuclear weapons to prevent another Holocaust! To say othervise shows irrational hatred! You are a hater! Never forget ze 6 million!!!

      March 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Then why did Israel supply nuclear technology and material to the oppressive Apartheid government of South Africa in the early 1970's? Perhaps to commit another act of genocide and ethnic cleansing of Africans pressing for equal rights and justice? Let's face it, the Israeli government is just as evil as Adolph Hitler Nazi Germany!

        March 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
      • david

        "Me thnks thou doest protest too much !!"

        March 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  46. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    Let's face it, even father's first Gulf war was as illegitimate as son's second invasion of Iraq! I remember watching CNN prior to GHB's invasion of Iraq to supposedly liberate Quait! During a preliminary report from the pentagon, it was alleged that satellite image showed Iraqi troop movement along the border with Quait! Well, that was in fact true but what was not true was that Iraq had invaded Quait and vandalized the internal ministry and property belonging to the government of Quait! Furthermore, the biggest lie that prompted GHB to invade Iraq was as big a lie as son's WMD's hoax. And that culprit was that "new born babies were being taken from their incubators and being placed on the floor." That was an outrageous lie!

    So how do I know that that charge before the UN was an outrageous and prefabricated lie? Well, in 2007 I was watching a segment of CBS's Sixty Minutes with with Mr. Wallace who was interviewing the Emiree of Quaitee! And During this interview, Mr Wallace told the the Quait Prince that for several years following the first Gulf war, Western journalists were unsuccessful in corrobating and veryfying the "incubator" stories that led to the war while trying to piece together a documentary to follow the whereabouts of these families and the growth of their babies in the story. And what surprised me was that without restraint, the Quait Prince smiled and told Mr. Wallace that the whole thing was a hoax to get the US and the UN to intervene militarily. And he went on to state that if the Quaitee government didn't make up the lie, there would not have been any US intervention. So just imagine our troops die in GHB's first war over a lie and our troops die again over GWB's lie a decade later! let's face it, the best Bush is a dead Bush!

    March 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Reply
    • Chris Hunt

      As much as I loathe the Bush family, from your accounts, it sounds to me that GHB didn't realize the reason for the war was a lie. He was used by the Kuwaiti government in THEIR lie. GWB, however, was either purposefully deceitful or was used by Cheney as a puppet and was too stupid to research the reasons for war. Both are viable.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  47. Julian

    Pardon me for not trusting much this new "WMD stockpile and bio-warfare mobile lab discovery". The last time we saw this dog and pony show Pentagon and CIA also presented proof and satellite photos. We have still not digested those lies.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Reply
    • Believe this

      "Twice this year the weapons inspectors have been refused access..." Guilty as charged.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        And ten times this year already the Israeli government has refused to hault construction of settlemts on disputed land!

        March 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
      • concerned citizen

        Plus, they hold a massive stockpile of undeclared nukes. Pot calling the kettle black...

        March 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
    • Mark

      Believe this...no actually I won't. Because we have been down this very same road before – we were shown all sorts of snazzy aerial shots, all sorts of testimony where we were absolutely sure it was mobile launches and WMD's and OMG the sky is falling – well t wasn't, they lied – now you want people to fall for it again?

      March 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Fire,fire, fire! Well, so did the little rightwing piggie say!!!

        March 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
  48. IraFinklestein

    Oy! Ze Iranians are a threat zu Israel! Ve must get ze United States to fight another war for Israel! No Jewish boys should have to die to defend Israel! That's vhat the goys are for! Never Forget ze 6 million!

    March 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • Chris Hunt

      I hope you are being sarcastic. The 26 Israel lobby groups that lead our government officials into helping them for no realistic purpose is a disgrace to International relations. Israel should only attack someone they can deal with by themselves.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Reply
      • IraFinklestein

        Vhat do you mean 'no purpose'? ZE DEFENSE OF ZE JEWISH PEOPLE IS ZE SINGLE MOST NOBLE DEED ANY GOY CAN ACCOMPLISH! Vithout ze help of ze USA Israel vould be Holocausted! Oy!

        March 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
  49. BravoShocker

    Here we go again. Just like the WMD in Iraq. I sure hope Iran would develop its own nuclear weapon soon to even the playing field in the Middle East.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Reply
    • steve

      No, here YOU go again. The WMD's in Iraq are now in Syria, they have been since 2001. If you think for a minute you can trust Iran, well, go live there. Better hurry though, there will be no Iran in 2013...

      March 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Reply
      • Puhlease...

        You sound so eager and excited to get involved in another worthless war. What is wrong with you?

        March 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
      • concerned citizen

        Then I promise no peace for zionists, at least in my community.

        They will fall

        March 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
      • Bravo Shocker

        Why don't we just attack anyone and everyone suspected of developing a nuclear weapon. That's exactly what we did in Iraq. Didn't we? We only lost about 4,000 American lives and about 5,000 more who are maimed for life. By your logic we should attack Syria too. Because you claim they have WMD. Idiot!

        March 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
    • livinfree

      Tiny Israel needs the nukes to level the playing field against the HUGE Arab armies which are, once again, gathering their strength to destroy her. Iranian nukes would UNbalance the field.

      March 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Reply
      • concerned citizen

        They have every right to aid in the evicting of invaders, which the Israelis surely are.

        March 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
    • Conservatism + History = Success

      I can't beleive you honestly believe this. Iran wants nuclear weapons...period. They are willing to let thier people endure painful sanctions for it. A nuclear armed nation has immense standoff power. Even an inaccurate missile becomes deadly to our fleet if nuclear armed. Our fleet ensures open access to the seas for all nations but will have to stay back to defend itself from nuclear threats.

      Will Iran use a nuclear weapon? No. Not unless a) they thought they could get away with it, or b) the regime is falling. Neither is likely, but the threat of nuclear weapons will give them the strategic edge over all regional rivals and will drive the price of oil skyhigh. They have routinely threatened to cut off the gulf to all sea traffic and thier President has repeatedly stated the true price of oil should be much higher, near the $300/barrel range. The uncertainly in the markets will certainly drive prices through the roof.

      Iran's government is the equivilent of a spoiled child and are responsible for thier own actions. They have routinely supplied terrorist groups with weapons that are indiscriminately used against women and children rather than taking the effort to find a military target.

      Iran will develop a nuclear weapon, but will not survive to threaten the world with it. Is a smaller war now justified to prevent an ineviatble war later?

      March 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
      • Conservatism + History = Success

        Before the war mongering rhetoric starts. This is the truth. I don't like it either.

        "War is the continuation of politics by other means". Politics will fail unless China and Russia become active global citizens rather than use thier vetoes as self serving business leverage.

        March 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
      • Bravo Shocker

        Horsecrap! Israel have been promoting its own terrorism against Arabs for more than 60 yrs. It has built walls to control and imprison them. Discriminated against them in education and job opportunities. Under funded their schools. Controlled their water supply. Kicked them out of their homes to make way for settlers. Built roads for jewish travel only. Not to mention the sytematic killings of Palestinians.

        March 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
  50. Jim

    They are Persians. They invented algebra. They will get the bomb. Get over it and move on.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
    • J-Man

      I suspect that they won't be allowed to get a bomb by Israel. It seems pretty clear to most of the world that they are progressing to that end. It has also been made clear by Israel that they are planning the destruction of the sites now. As soon as they have the plans and the weapons in place they will take action.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
    • rzzzll

      Unacceptable, Persia or no Persia. Iran will get hit hard if it keeps developing a nuclear weapon. I hope Israel if not the US bombs them to kingdom come NOW!

      March 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
      • Chris Hunt

        How many hypothetical statements did you read in the above article? I read enough to make the certainty of Iran building a nuclear weapon a MAYBE multiplied by a MIGHT. There is no proof yet that Iran is building NUCLEAR weapons. Remember, anything less than NUCLEAR weapons is actually allowed. It has to be proven that Iran HAS nuclear weapon making capabilities in order for Iran to HAVE nuclear weapons. Otherwise they would have bought them from A Q Khan and Israel would be a dustbowl right now. Think about it, then reply with certainty.

        March 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
      • Puhlease...

        But where will we get out rugs?

        March 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
      • Dover

        Iran will get nuclear weapons soon. Whether they are foreign or domestic is the question.

        March 13, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
    • Chris Hunt

      Algebra was invented by the Arabs. Not the same thing.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  51. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    What I find outrageous is that our sstellite could have actually detected the iraqi military allegedly "moving around and hiding WMD's from UN inspectors" but that same satellite technlogy couldn't pinpoint OBL and his network's movement in Tora Bora! I just wonder why GWB and cabinet haven't yet been detained at the ICC in the Hague! Only in America!

    March 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  52. lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.
    Worse might be the fact that elements within the U.S. Intellignece agencies with intent create their own terrorists by carefully choosing suspects and through many 10's of years of psycological and physical abuse create their own terrorists. Why, to prop up defense spending.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Reply
    • Brian Smith

      Why, that test site is in Israel!

      March 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Reply
    • rzzzll

      Where is any evidence of what you are stating? Anyone can make such /diotic lies and claims, I have yet to see ANY conspiracy theory nutcase prove beyond a shadow of a doubt anything they argue. Conspiracists are /diots. The only conspiracy of 9/11 was Al-Qaeda's, hate to break it to you but a lot of the time what we know is the truth.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Reply
      • Chris Hunt

        It is interesting to me that people can still believe that al-Qaeda is real. Do yourselves a favor and just take a moment to replace "al-Qaeda" with "the U.S. Government" in anything you read or have read concerning that "radical Muslim group". You'll start to see the real wag of the dog then.

        March 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Yes! The whole thing was a conspiracy! Its what rich Republicans do to the rest of us when all the money in the world can't cure their boredom! In other words, when nothing else would do, they put us in harms way as a form of entertainment!

      March 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  53. Ohsambamba

    "A Washington think tank ..."
    Ponder that oxymoron for a moment.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Reply
    • Ponder this

      Go back outside. The sand misses your head.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  54. kjsindy

    General Patton said,' There are no winners in war '.In economics all speculators cause only havoc!

    March 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  55. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    That's why I love Cindy Sheehan because unlike some of the other parents who lost their kids in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan traveled all the way to Crawford ranch to protest the unjust killing of her son in Iraq over lies about WMD's! Too bad she wasn't armed with an M-16!

    March 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Reply
    • M2D2

      Your thoughts on Libya? Prob not much considering your libtard president launched the Tomahawks,right?

      March 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Well, first of all, the Libyan mission was a legitimate UN sactioned mandate to protect civilians from the brutality of the Ghadaffi military! But perhaps you should pose your question to your rightwing friends in congress because at the onset of the Libyan crisis, they accused President Obama of "dragging his feet and not doing enough to help the people of Libya." But when our President got the international community on board, the same GOP flip flopped on the issue, shamelessly accusing the President of "rushing to war and asking what was the mission and the end game."

        But we know what the mission in Libya was and the end game as both have already been realized. And by the way, what was the mission and the end game in Iraq? Where are the WMD's? And unfortunately there's no end game in Iraq because the GOP has destabilized that country for a hundred years. And what is the mission and end game in Afghanistan? A decade later we are still suffering enormous casualties with no foreseable end in sight! And the mission? Well, at least President Obama has decided the mission...as they say now a days...Obama got Osama!

        March 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
    • rzzzll

      So you are saying that Cindy Sheehan should be armed with an M-16 why? To assassinate the president?

      March 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Yes, GWB deserved the worst especially for the endless death and destruction he has caused the American people and the people of Iraq and Afghanistan and our NATO allies, journalists and logistic workers and so om!

        March 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  56. Rocky

    Yold you so.Told you so.Told you so.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  57. Sam A.

    I also heard that Iran is in the process of acquiring Aluminium tubes from Iraq that they could use in their centrifuges.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Reply
    • Ohsambamba

      Oh, I remember that nice doctor-lady saying that's what those tubes were. My, my ... i think she was a doctor of - was it chemistry? physics? No! I've got it! Political Science. Say, that was the "gut" course we took in college, wasn't it? Anyways, if you can play a piano, you sure can tell what an aluminum tube is for. Especially in Texas ...)

      Give that man an honorary degree! (Or six ...)

      March 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  58. tman

    like to see a photo at ten to fifteen meters.........

    March 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
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      April 7, 2012 at 12:04 am | Reply
  59. Ohsambamba

    I have a way to clean it up ...

    March 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  60. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    And that's the same mother f-ing US satellite that showed the Iraqi military "moving aroung and hiding WMD's from the UN inspectors!" I ain't no fan of Jeremiah Wright but he was right when he said the American government is evil. And hate him as much as you want but Jeremiah Wright was not the only American in our history to say openly that slavery was wrong or that killing and rubbing the Native American of their land and putting their offsprings on reservations was wrong or evil. And He was not the only American to say that dropping the atomic bombs on Heroshima and Nagasaki was wrong or the only American to speak out against the Vietnam war. Millions of Americans throughout our history have spoken out against these evils in our society, from historians to college professors, to pastors and priests to everyday Americans of all race,color, creed, sex and religion. And when Jeremish Wright said that America's goose will come back to hatch, he was speaking from a historical standpoint and he was speaking the truth.

    Today we have Americans who are freely and openly calling for the assassination of our President, to Americans in the Republican leadership dividing America with their bigotry and racism, the kinds that have influence a gunman to kill a ten year old American girl while she waved the American flag in Arizona and subsequently leaving a congresswoman crippled for life, but no one has spoken out against these un-American communists. You have a rightwing lunatic of a priest burning Quarans in Florida and disrespecting Muslim Americans, yet no one in the mainstream rightwing media has pointed one single finger at this lunatic like they have pointed at and attacked reverend Wright! So Reverend wright was right all along when he said that America's goose will come back to hatch! Yes, this is about the most evil country on the face of the mother f-ing universe!
    !

    March 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
    • JOE in LOS ANGELES

      Then move to iraq you stupid jackasss you and Jerimiah Wright. You prove here that you have no loyalty to your country. The county that has taught you most of everything you know. What a idiot.

      March 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Your mamma is a stinking rightwing trailer trask!

        March 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
      • Pudendal Cleft

        Actually, Joe, you're the idiot. A drooling, knuckle-dragging, do-as-I'm-told-like-a-good-little-sheep, fucking moron.

        March 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
      • TheAwakening

        Joe, Bahhhhhh Bahhhhh

        March 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
    • AceHi75

      " Yes, this is about the most evil country on the face of the mother f-ing universe!" ... wow.... it's amazing how twisted some people's ideals and beliefs are... We live in an amazing society that is offered all of the freedoms and liberties that no other people in the history of humankind have ever been afforded, and all some can do is complain about it constantly. And when a differing viewpoint is given, the typical response is to either be called a "sheep" or littered with insults; this speaks of a small vocabulary and/or intellect. The U.S. has some of the most generous, amazing people in the world living in it, and the world is a much better place with us here. We supply more aid and man-power and food than all of the other nations combined when a tragedy befalls another nation. Hitler killed 7 million people... yet somehow we're the "most evil country on the face of the universe" ... it's staggering how some people view their own country. This tells me that 1) they really aren't teaching history in schools anymore, and 2) there are people with way too much time on their hands. I realize this position is overplayed, but if you really believe what you are saying, then emigrating to another country is a definite solution to your problems... you are the minority voice, and I don't see the country changing anytime soon.

      March 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Reply
    • Crn

      16a12635100You can definitely see your siklls within the paintings you write. The sector hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who aren't afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart. 18d

      April 5, 2012 at 8:11 am | Reply
  61. Nate

    And? If you look at satellite photos of the US, you will find sites where the US government stores thousands of nuclear weapons and develops new ones. What gives us the right to tell other people they can't have them when we are the only country to ever use them with malice and continue to hold one of the largest stockpiles in the world?

    March 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply
    • Scoobie

      Because there was a few world wars and the winners are in charge. It benefits noone to have WWIII except death cult idiots like Iran. Who lost by the way. They are under sanction and not allowed, period.

      March 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
      • stan

        not allowed? WRONG. they have VOLUNTARILY AGREED NOT TO seek nukes. the NPT SPECIFICALLY recognizes a member state's soverign right to build nukes if their national security dictates they should.

        March 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
      • Nate

        WTF? Where did you learn history? Iran wasn't involved in WWII, which ended over half a century ago, and isn't calling for WWIII.

        March 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • Fla Pete

      Only when we hear someone in Irans regime,say that they want to wipe Isreal and America off the face of the earth.MOABs to them baby,bring on good old American technology....

      March 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Reply
      • Nate

        That's actually not what was said, according to a number of native Farsi speakers. But hey, why get in the way of a good story?

        March 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Yes, and unfortunately we used our nuclear weapons on a helpless and innocent civilian population in Heroshima and Nagasaki the same way Israel uses its American made cluster bombs and rockets indiscriminately on refugee villages, schools and hospitals in Gaza and Lebanon!

      March 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Reply
      • you don't have to be right wing to be patriotic

        You know neither History nor facts. U.S. was killing thousands of Japanese a day with conventional bombs but Japan refused to surrender. And why didn't Japan surrender after the first atomic bomb? The second one was their government's fault. And Israel does NOT indiscriminately bomb Gaza. When Hamas is firing rockets from elementary schoolyards, what do they expect will happen when Israel fires back?

        March 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
      • Scoobie

        What you don't realize is at the time, the Emperor of Japan was actually regarded as their god. What does your Koran say?

        March 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
    • Knotty Boy

      Maybe the same right that lets you tell your neighbor's twelve year old kid he can't have a gun – whether you have hunting rifles or not.

      March 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Reply
      • Nate

        This makes basically no sense, considering the Iranian culture is a few thousand years older than the US.

        March 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • Butchie67

      Thanks Nate. You make Blah blah look like a mental giant.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  62. TED DAVEY

    nuclear war with iran is inevitable just a question of when

    March 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Reply
    • mordechai the chosen one

      And you're a moron, just a question of how big.
      How's the weather in jerusalem this morning anyway?

      March 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
    • humberto

      think tanks ? what an expensive joke.

      March 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  63. JustJim

    WAIT!

    Don't bomb!

    That's my Uncle's house in Nevada. That little house to the north of the big house is where he keeps the dwarfs!

    March 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Reply
  64. JOE in LOS ANGELES

    Bill Moyer is a total d-bag with a yellow squash as his nose. He also looks like a child molester with his last date at his side. He also has p-ssy lips that no dick would want to enter. Come get me asshole.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      And you're are the second coming of Jerry Sanduski!

      March 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Reply
    • Pudendal Cleft

      You're not fooling anyone, Joe – you crave cock. All you can swallow.

      Just like your mom.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  65. political prisoner

    Shhh..don't tell Israel about the site

    March 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Good point! Right now Israel is preparing for an assault on Iran by bombing refugee villages in Gaza! Perhaps somone should tell Israel that a war with Iran won't be as easy as stealing candies from a senior citizen!

      March 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Reply
      • you don't have to be right wing to be patriotic

        Are you a Nazi, a Jihadist, or both?

        March 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
  66. dreamer96

    So why don't they think these building just cover a big hole in the ground, an entrance to a tunnel system to an group of underground system of labs...The trucks pull in are filled up wit tunnel dirt...pull out and the dirt is spread around with the heavy equipment...You guys remember the movie "the Great Escape" right...You know Steve McQueen on his motorcycle jumping fences.. I that movie the prisoners brought out the dirt from the tunnels and spread it around in the gardens...right in front of the guards..

    March 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply
    • political prisoner

      Great movie

      March 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Reply
    • Samara

      This design is stcupacelar! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost HaHa!) Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

      June 29, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
  67. Steve

    isis-online.org propanganda institution, probably AIPAC connected.

    wiki: On October 2, 2009 ISIS posted a subject to revision working document with an unknown author which it described as an "Internal IAEA Document on Alleged Iranian Nuclear Weaponization".[13] The document led media to report that Iran has tested a two-point implosion design.[14] Gordon Oehler, who ran the CIA’s nonproliferation center and served as deputy director of the presidential commission on weapons of mass destruction, wrote “if someone has a good idea for a missile program, and he has really good connections, he’ll get that program through.. But that doesn’t mean there is a master plan for a nuclear weapon.”[15] Outside experts noted that the parts of the report made public lack many dates associated with Iran's alleged activities.[16] The Washington Post reported that "nowhere are there construction orders, payment invoices, or more than a handful of names and locations possibly connected to the projects."[17] Former IAEA Director Mohamed ElBaradei said the Agency didn't have any information that nuclear material has been used and didn't have any information that any components of nuclear weapons had been manufactured.[18] Iran asserted that the documents were a fabrication, while the IAEA urged Iran to be more cooperative and Member States to provide more information about the allegations to be shared with Iran.[19]

    In December 2009, the conservative-leaning[20][21] The Times, working with ISIS analysis, claimed that a document from an unnamed Asian intelligence agency described the use of a neutron source which has no use other than in a nuclear weapon, and claimed the document appeared to be from an office in Iran's Defense Ministry and may have been from around 2007.[22][23] The Institute for Science and International Security, said that it “urges caution and further assessment” of the document and noted that "the document does not mention nuclear weapons .. and we have seen no evidence of an Iranian decision to build them.”[24] Western intelligence agencies did not give any authentication to the document,[24] while Russia noted that though the IAEA is in possession of these documents, the IAEA's findings "do not contain any conclusions about the presence of undeclared nuclear activities in Iran."[25] In response to allegations that the document was forged from Iran and some within the United States,[26][27] Albright said ISIS felt "that this document does need to be authenticated, and we welcome a debate and actually a collecting [of] information from people, people who've done linguistic analysis, inside information".[28] Anton Khlopkov, the founding director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies, said the media leak may be being used "as a pretext for inciting the campaign against Iran."[29]

    March 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply
    • stan

      a two point implosion design? thats like skipping middle school, high school, college, med school, residency and jumping right into brain surgery from the 4th grade.

      you dont get to two point implosion devices unless you have sophisticated knowledge of the inner workings of a nuke, gleaned from many test firings.

      March 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Reply
  68. William dodge

    let the think tanks head on over to check on it !

    March 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  69. hypewaders

    This is really the most fearsome hasbara this "think tank" can concoct? Why is CNN promoting what even the tabloids won't pick up?

    March 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Reply
  70. Thinking Tank

    Here is Pam Benson'sBio, she might have f#$%ed up the WMD on Iraq too back in Bush days:
    Pam Benson is the senior producer for National Security Affairs, based at CNN’s Washington, D.C., bureau. Benson is responsible for the network's coverage of national security issues including intelligence, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, arms control, missile defense, proliferation and bilateral relations with the major powers, such as Russia and China.

    Benson is a 28-year veteran of CNN, joining the network at its inception in 1980. She was a writer and show producer in Atlanta before transferring to the Washington bureau in December 1981 as supervising producer for news coverage. In 1987, she was promoted to executive producer for news coverage, responsible for all aspects of Washington's daily news production. In June 1990, Benson moved to the field, where she became executive producer for International Affairs working closely with CNN World Affairs Correspondent Ralph Begleiter. In October 1997, Benson began a two-year tour as the executive producer of CNN's White House coverage.

    Benson has traveled to more than 50 countries, covering such events as President Reagan’s historic 1988 trip to the Soviet Union; the ground breaking 1991 Mideast peace conference in Madrid; the 1994 Israel/Jordan peace treaty signing ceremony in Aqaba; the 1995 Balkans peace treaty signing in Paris; the 1997 return of Hong Kong to China; Robert McNamara’s 1997 return to Hanoi where he discussed war misperceptions with his Vietnamese counterparts; and President Clinton’s 1998 visits to six African nations.

    As national security producer, Benson has reported extensively on terrorism both pre and post 9/11, weapons proliferation and the U.S. intelligence community.

    Prior to joining CNN, Benson worked as a news writer/producer in local television in Buffalo (WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV) and started her career as a news reporter for an all-news radio station in Buffalo (WEBR-AM).

    Benson graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976 with a double BA in Political Science and Speech Communication.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Reply
    • Tankering

      She appears as monolith on every historical event! so she really has dug up the info from the Tank. How unprofessional!! shame on you CNN for writing every crap that you writers write. "Possible" cites, Suspicious activity" etc.

      This is like witch hunt!

      March 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
    • Bandersnatch

      Even with that extensive biography, sone very important question is left unanswered about Ms. Benson:

      Is she of the Hebrew persuasion, and/or married to an Israeli or a dual citizen?

      The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says that Iran stopped work on nuclear weapons years ago.

      Why is she trying to stir things up? Does she know more than he does?

      March 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Reply
    • Nita

      The very root of your writing wlsiht appearing reasonable originally, did not really settle properly with me personally after some time. Somewhere throughout the sentences you were able to make me a believer unfortunately just for a while. I still have a problem with your jumps in assumptions and one might do nicely to fill in those breaks. When you can accomplish that, I could certainly be fascinated.

      June 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Reply
  71. jimmy

    You know the U.S. is going to take them out of the nuclear bomb business sooner or later-lets call it day so gas prices can start to go back down. Before summer anyway.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • DoubleW

      Gas prices are set by international demand and speculation. US refiners sell half our gasoline overseas, due to the high prices they can get. Next idea?

      March 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Reply
      • Bobby

        The high gas prices overseas are because of taxes – do your homework-NEXT :-)

        March 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
      • More from MO

        You took economics right?

        Simple theory here: Demand / SUPPLY (you conviently forgot that part of the equation), which is probably why you failed that class.

        MO

        March 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
      • Fla Pete

        @ Double W,glad someone besides me knows what the Hell is going on.These ingrates think putting a pipeline in your backyard gives you the right to cheaper gas prices.Must be neanderthal republicans amiss,watch out they're spreading crap like Bushs crew did for 8 years.Let Natanyahu fight his own battles,Im tired of us always sticking our nose in everyone elses business.Truthfully we have enough problems at home,take care of them first,sound good...Then,go make glass fields out of their sanddunes,get it..If ya don't,sand turns to glass at 4200 deg Fahr.A 1500ft airburst would be about right,say bye,bye.....

        March 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
    • Mak

      @Jimmy,

      You are sick. You value the gas in your car more than a human life. That is just plain sick.

      March 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      Oil prices have risen directly to two current facts:
      1) The sanction on Iran and coorresponding relavtion it will not Sell Oil now to Europe.
      2) Possible strikes on Iran by IS-USUK consortium

      Both are direclty tied to Israel posturing. The recent 15% increase in World crude Oil prices becuase of this wilt, once again, habve significant finaical impact ont he United COnsumer. In one year, that estimate is $1 Trillion Dollars.
      The US uses about 25% of the world's annual oil production for : agribusiness, trasnportation, heating, plastics, pharmaceuticals, asphalt paving, etc.

      A15% increase in the price of Crude trasnaltes literally into a 15 % price increase in almost all U.S> commodities, though its effects will largely be seen 5 moths from now. The most visible sign is the price of gasoine/diesel fuel.

      ***** This 15% increase is costing the American consumer nearly $1 Trillion this year. ******

      data: bls.gov news.release cesan.nr0
      15% of 121M consumer units @ $50K/unit

      ..

      March 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Reply
  72. Ashkenaziman

    Such BS! think Tank??? seriously? Tank with the big hole at the bottom. Unbelievable BS. Were these the same ding dongs that said Iraq had WMDs? Can't you just wait until the inspector get there. Please keep the thinking in the tank. Man!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Well stated!

      March 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Reply
    • John J. Bell

      I agree with you so far as your statement goesd. However, how long can we wait for Iran to clean up their Trail? The Waiting game is Iran's primary strategy, and thei best weapon." How long can we wait untul all is left to us is just to "fight or Die" (Or just to die without a fight). Does ANYONE seriously think that Iran is enduring thjis pressurre and expense "just to say We have nucelar eneryg". The Industerial powers have offered to GIVE THEM That.

      March 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Reply
  73. Rob

    Time to execute war criminals Bush, Cheney before anymore war.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      Bush was the puppet of the Saudis, Cheney was the puppet of Israel. The Congress and the Senate are serving the military-industrial complex. The people of the US deserve the government they elect.

      March 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      I was just about to say that! Excellent! And I may add Rumsfeld, Rice and Powell to the mix too!

      March 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  74. Craig

    This has Iraq written all over it.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      You're right! You can call it Iraq #2!

      March 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  75. rickp530

    If this is a test sight, would the United States be able to detect underground nuclear exploxions?

    March 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
    • Hadenuffyet

      They are saying that this is a site to test trigger mechanisms , not the nuke itself. The core is surrounded by high explosives , which when detonated , compress the nuclear material to fission.

      March 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  76. mdmooser

    Stick your head in the sand, right? What can they do? What a maroon! And that is not a typo.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
  77. Kannan

    fear mongering! Why?

    March 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      Tax money for arms and for Israel.

      March 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply
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  78. total non sense

    we don;t need a think tank. we need Barrack Obanana to press the big shiny red button and send Iran where it belong (where all muslims belong the stone age.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Reply
    • John B

      At least you got your name right.

      March 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply
      • Ashkenaziman

        hehehehe...good one John B!

        March 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
    • mdmooser

      Wow! Blog this, where did you get such a warped view of reality? I grew up in America, St. Paul's church every Sunday and the fact is Muslims are a family centered religion that has nothing wrong with it. Buddhism is alright, B'hai B'rith is alright, on and on. All groups have fanatics and you are painting yourself that way. Do you think the soldier was a Muslim that went door to door slaughtering people in Afghanistan? Yeah people snap irregardless of their religious beliefs or because of them, but one bad apple doesn't decide what all are in that group.

      March 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Reply
      • abtexas130

        Let’s start an adopt a terrorist program for mdmooser. For a few weeks you can have your very own terrorist dude come live with ya. See if you change your mind about ISLAM.

        March 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  79. Steve

    Its probably a baby formula factory.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Reply
    • mordechai the chosen one

      here we go again with this mighty "think tank"....it has imaged just about every square foot of Iran, and a hole in the ground is all they've come up with. My mom's got a swimming pool in her backyard bigger than that. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel...

      March 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Agree!

        March 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
    • More from MO

      If the babies are glowing in the dark it could be a red flag.

      MO

      March 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  80. ya ok

    think tanks... the main purpose is to find "evidence" which they can present in such a way to make us believe that there is something somewhere we should go to war over.... they should just rename them to propaganda tanks

    March 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Reply
  81. ya ok

    Ya ok... just like Iraq had bombs too right...

    March 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Good point!

      March 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  82. CorndogsFTW

    Go away. The American people have had too much war in the last decade.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  83. concerned citizen

    That's pretty funny. Do more

    March 14, 2012 at 2:49 am | Reply
  84. Sayan Majumdar

    @mamoud, no, no, kemps and tris.

    Sayan.

    March 14, 2012 at 8:17 am | Reply
  85. concerned citizen

    TRY to shoot me. I'll give you a wing chun lesson.

    Proud to be a Jew. Bitch.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:35 am | Reply
  86. ivanovich

    Cuidado con hablar de esa forma....yo soy judio y esos comentarios estan fuera de lugar!

    March 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply

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