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Some interesting points came out from the April 20, 2012 episode of TVO’s, The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Iran: A Path to War?

It was stated that Iran only needs 3.5% uranium enrichment for the medical isotopes they say they need their enrichment for, despite enriching up to 20%.

20% was said to be the threshold beyond which it is relatively easy to weaponize the uranium by enriching it up to 95%, with one panelist saying it could be done “within weeks.”

One panelist said Israel could attack before the 2012 presidential election, with another disagreeing.

It was mentioned that the U.S. has a 30,000 pound bunker-busting bomb while Israel’s biggest bomb is only 5000 pounds, and, therefore, only the U.S. would have the capacity to mount an attack within the weeks it was said Iran could make the decision to weaponize.

Khomeini’s fatwa against nuclear weapons was mentioned, with the panelists saying the decision to weaponize will be based on secular concerns, and one panelist arguing that the fatwa was essentially useless in the current context, while another panelist said it was very important and would be used as a face-saving measure if the Iranians choose not to weaponize.

What wasn’t discussed, unfortunately, though predictably, was the terrorism likely perpetrated by Israel, like the Stuxnet virus, the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, and India bombings.

Predictions about when Iran will be attacked are a dime a dozen, like this bogus prediction by Alex Jones’ “insider” sources about an imminent Israeli-U.S. attack on Iran in 2011.

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran

I saw an interesting interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by Triple Crown Charlie (CFR, Bilderberg and Trilateral Commission member) Rose on September 23, 2011.

In it, he said the reason Iran needs so much 20% enriched uranium is to provide special medical isotopes to about 800,000 cancer patients, and that Iran is willing to accept it being provided by other countries, but the U.S. isn’t allowing it.

He also mentioned something I hadn’t heard, about the IAEA apparently going outside the boundaries of its lawful operation, in releasing the names of three Iranian nuclear scientists who were later killed, he says, by Israel.

A trusted correspondent pointed out that Ahmadinejad’s claim about needing 20% enriched uranium to help out 800,000 cancer patients is likely bogus, saying that such isotopes are produced by cyclotrons or nuclear reactors, and not centrifuges.

The IAEA is an American puppet, however, as former UN weapons inspector, Scott Ritter, who was right about no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, told us when he outed another former weapons inspector, Richard Butler, as effectively working as an American spy.

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