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Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:35 PM

Iran now may support attacks in U.S., official says

WASHINGTON Iran's top officials now may be more willing to sponsor attacks in the United States, the top U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday in a warning that reflected rising tensions over Tehran's suspected nuclear weapons program.

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper also said that while al Qaida remained a danger, the deaths of Osama bin Laden and other key figures had seriously degraded the core terrorist organization's ability to mount major strikes.

Testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the findings of an annual report on threats facing the United States, Clapper said that continued "robust" U.S. counter-terrorism efforts could further reduce the Pakistan-based group's status to one of "largely symbolic importance" and fragment the global jihadist movement that bin Laden had inspired.

Iran and the danger posed by al Qaida after bin Laden's death in a U.S. special forces raid May 2 in Pakistan dominated the questioning of Clapper and other U.S. intelligence officials at the hearing on the 2012 Worldwide Threat Assessment.

Terrorism, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, attacks on U.S. computer systems _ especially by China and Russia _ and the cybertheft of government and corporate secrets constitute "the immediate forefront of our security concerns," Clapper told the panel.


Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/01/31/137428/new-us-intelligence-assessment.html#storylink=cpy




What a bunch of BS. Be afraid, be very afraid, and don't forget to give the military complex MORE money

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Seedersandleechers Feb 2012 OP
ZombieHorde Feb 2012 #1
asjr Feb 2012 #2
chrisa Feb 2012 #7
sinkingfeeling Feb 2012 #3
arcane1 Feb 2012 #4
AnOhioan Feb 2012 #5
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2012 #6

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:36 PM

1. I really, really hope we don't go to war with another country. nt

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:47 PM

2. I am beginning to believe someone, or some group, is trying

to force the US to invade Iran.

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Response to asjr (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:53 PM

7. There's serious pressure to, coming from somewhere.

What a foolish mistake that would be.

There's something idiotic about trying to gather support for a preemptive war that you have already lost before the fighting has begun.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:00 PM

3. Iran could be posting 'USA now may support attacks in Iran'. That's a lot

closer to the truth.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:04 PM

4. Well, if they "now may be more willing" then I'm moving into the bunker.

 

Clap off, Clapper!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:50 PM

5. More propaganda

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:27 PM

6. Problem is that the FEAR crowd buys this shit.....

hook, line and sinker...over and over again. The war machine understands this very well. You hook the easy 25%, let the "just keep me out of it" 50% go along and the remaining 25% are just America haters. Same old, same old.

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