The ‘Annual Threat Assessment of the Director of National Intelligence for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’ written by John Michael McConnell was released yesterday. It’s a brief yet wide-ranging report that above all demonstrates how paranoid the American administration is about what it sees as threats to its ‘interests’ from the rest of the world. Of particular concern, not surprisingly, is the concern it has for the security of Israel especially in relation to the perceived threat from Iran.
The report states that Iran may be able to have a bomb ready by 2009 but concedes, however, that this is unlikely. Once again, as is usual, there is absolutely no evidence to support the directors claims, merely the prolific use of the phrase ‘with moderate confidence’. Nonetheless, Israel will no doubt leap on the report to stress, yet again, the importance of bombing Iran to force regime change. The report also exposes why Iran is so pivotal to Israeli interests. It tells of Irans support for both Hamas and Hizbollah via Syria, all of who stand in the way of Israeli aspirations for a Greater Israel that includes ultimately the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, south Lebanon up to the Litani river, and the continued occupation and control of the Golan Heights. Even Mossad chief, Meir Dagan, yesterday openly conceded that Iran is a threat to Israel because of its ‘influence’ on Hamas, Hizbollah and Syria. The reality is that it’s this ‘influence’ that is of more concern to the Israelis than Iran’s so-called nuclear ambitions. Iran’s ‘nuclear ambitions’ are merely the propaganda and rhetoric that is being used by Israel to get the US to effect regime change in Iran in order to eliminate the ‘influence’ Iran has on Hamas, Hizbollah and Syria.
Israel’s lies and ulterior motives are becoming increasingly transparent. Mossad chief Dagan and National Intelligence director McConnell’s statements demonstrate just how fraudulent their claims about Iran really are.