The Overblown Iran Nuclear Threat

  I have been listening to the Scott Horton Show a lot lately. One of his most frequent guests is Sheldon Richman from the The Future of Freedom Foundation. The FFF does a lot of work focused on US Middle East policy from a libertarian-leaning political philosophy. The foundation is very critical of Israeli policy towards the region (as am I).

The article below by Richman discussions the overblown Iran nuclear threat. Richman points to an excellent new book as his source evidence. Gareth Porter’s new book, “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare” ) is a treasure to anyone looking into the intelligence games behind the Iran nuclear situation. An example that Richman uses in his article is:

For example, in 2007 and 2011, America’s 16 intelligence agencies issued national-security estimates finding that any research the Iranians had been doing on nuclear weapons was terminated in 2003 — perhaps not coincidentally, the same year the U.S. military overthrew Iran’s archenemy, Saddam Hussein of Iraq.

 President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the mainstream media never tell the American people this. Wouldn’t you think that’s a critical piece of information for evaluating the U.S.-Iran relationship?

The article noted above is Richman’s latest work, “The Ayatollahs’ Overlooked Anti-WMD Fatwas”. The article can found over at the FFF’s website,


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