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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Walid Phares On The NIE Report

[Hat-tip to Elmer's Brother, who told me about Phares' analysis]

The concluding portion of "Misestimating Iran's Nuclear Strategies," by Dr. Walid Phares:
Tehran played it very wisely and outmaneuvered its enemies in the West; it got away with the missiles, which are now advanced and deployed. Hence all that the Khomeinists need to achieve by the end of 2007, as their delivery systems are developed, is a conclusion in Washington that will deter it from acting against the nukes, the fusion centers, the launching ramps and other types of deployment. The NIE report has paved the way for that decision.

By cleverly convincing the American intelligence community and the public that Tehran had already abandoned the whole nuclear strategy in 2003, Iran has delegitimized America’s ability to act against the missiles. Hence the field is wide open for the secret nuclear program to accelerate, as the delivery system is being completed. By the time America discovers it has been duped, the nukes will be sitting on top of the missiles. All the Jihadi strategic planners had to do was to use America’s political systems against itself. Hence, because the NIE analysts failed to provide the global context of the Iranian strategy and have been pressing for a political agenda over national security priorities, Iran’s Khomeinists are winning, regardless of who will occupy the White House in January 2008.

Our next President will be faced with security crises by far more dramatic and formidable than any challenges we’ve witnessed since 9/11: Iranian missiles with Jihadi bombs aimed at two thirds of the world.
Read Dr. Phares' entire analysis to see how he drew the above conclusions.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous revereridesagain said...

It's this level of truly frightening clarity that makes me nag everyone to read Phares' books and check out his blog.

Not to confuse incompetence with malice, but I recommend a look at Timmerman's new book "Shadow Warriors" on the intelligence community's efforts to sabotage the Bush administration's foreign policy at all costs. Of which the NIE report would seem to be an outstanding example.

Pam, I still can't get TypePad to let me comment on Atlas, so hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah and thanks for posting the photo of the ESB lit up in blue, always was its best color.

Sunday, December 16, 2007 1:19:00 am  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

There are a few people whose every word is valuable to know..Phares is one of that group..

Andrew Bostom
Ken Timmerman (for Iran certainly)
Robert Spencer
David Horowitz
Norman Podhoretz
Bat Yeor

They publish, I buy.

Sunday, December 16, 2007 12:01:00 pm  

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