Iran: The Lethal Countdown
01 Aug 2004 01:18 GMT
Jean-Paul Ney is editor of The Intelligencepost website. French journalist, he was correspondent for several medias in Middle-East and actualy works, as independent journalist, for french television and foreign medias.
It’s only a question of months now. Iran’s mullahs will soon have the world’s most powerful military and diplomatic weapon: the atom Bomb. What will be the evolution of a Middle East with a new ‘non-official’ member of the nuclear club ? Must we stop them ? Should we ignore this REAL threat ? In any case the nascent Iranian bomb is a dangerous new challenge for Israel–and the next Administration in Washington.
By Jean-Paul Ney, Intelligencepost editor.
Months before the 9/11 attacks upon the United States, Mossad agents met Langley (VA) with several special analysts on the Al-Qaeda terrorist network. The Israeli agents had warned about serious terrorist threats against the United States. The CIA ignored them. Today, following the release of the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, everybody seems anxious, even the specialists. “We don’t have to do the opposite of what we did before, that would be an error” says Frank Trautmann, a counter-terror specialist who works between France, United States and the Middle East “We have to make our ‘mea culpa’ and follow the conclusions of the report if we want to fight effectively against the terrorism.”
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