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Published on January 11th, 2011 | by Ali Gharib


YNet Op-Ed: “The Iranian nuclear threat died”

Israeli blogger Didi Remez put up a translation of an op-ed in Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s biggest daily newspaper, commenting on outgoing Mossad chief Meir Dagan’s remark that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon until 2015.

Yedioth writer Sever Plocker (no leftie, says Remez in comments on his translation):

Dagan, a suspicious super-cautious individual who routinely prefers to err on the side of pessimism, was quoted as having said: “Iran will not have nuclear military capability at least until 2015.” …

[On the day of the Dagan’s proclamation], the world order was changed.  The Iranian nuclear threat died. It keeled over. Because, if the director of the State of Israel’s Mossad is prepared to risk saying that Iran won’t have even a single nuclear bomb “at least until 2015,” that means that Iran is not going to have a nuclear bomb. Period.

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  1. avatar scott says:

    OK, now I’m worried, the Iranians must have made a major breakthrough. I mean, these guys are so wrong, so often, we can’t dismiss the rationality of simply opposing their views. Only David Hume could get behind the neo-cons at this point, as he suggested there’s no reason to suspect the sun will rise tomorrow.

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Ali Gharib is a New York-based journalist on U.S. foreign policy with a focus on the Middle East and Central Asia. His work has appeared at Inter Press Service, where he was the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief; the Buffalo Beast; Huffington Post; Mondoweiss; Right Web; and Alternet. He holds a Master's degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. A proud Iranian-American and fluent Farsi speaker, Ali was born in California and raised in D.C.

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