Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Iran Has Had Nuclear Weapons Since 1984!!!

If you’ve read Stephen King’s book It — remember when they discovered those old photographs of Pennywise the clown?  Here’s a picture of Derry (where the story took place) in the early 1900s, and there’s Pennywise, front and center.  Even old drawings and paintings of the town in the 1700s — there’s Pennywise.

And now, we have our own current version of Pennywise:  the perennial warnings that Iran will have a nuclear bomb any minute now.  According to Media Matters, these warnings go back to 2005.

It gets even better.  According to The Rude Pundit’s post of 2/24/12, these hysterical warnings about Iran’s nuclear arsenal go back as far as 1984.  On April 25, 1984, an AP article warned:

“Iran is likely to have its own nuclear bomb within two years, according to press reports cited by Jane's Defense Weekly. The magazine, part of the authoritative Jane's Publications on weapons systems, said Tuesday that reports from the Persian Gulf region last week indicated the bomb was being produced at a nuclear power plant in Boushahar, southern Iran.”

OK, we’ve been warned.  For the past twenty-eight years, Iran has been just minutes away from having its own nuclear weapons.

In other words, when you hear the next dire warning about Iran being almost ready to nuke America — take it with a grain of salt.  Or maybe a whole shaker full.

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Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Warnings of nuclear capabilities is a standard part of the saber-rattling crowd and has been used to threaten war in the middle east for decades. Billions of dollars have been made chasing that paper tiger.

February 28, 2012 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

I sure hope they don't fall for this ruse again and attack Iran as we did Iraq. I agree, if it was going to happen you'd think it would've happened already.

February 28, 2012 at 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who knows maybe Nuclear materials was one of the things we gave them to free the Hostages


February 28, 2012 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

What ever happened to North Korea? I guess they aren't the bad boy dejour.

February 29, 2012 at 3:50 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

What's next, America getting her hands on the bomb?

February 29, 2012 at 5:59 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

We can't let the smoking gun come in the form of a mushroom cloud, now can we?

February 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Chasing paper tigers is one of our top priorities, no matter how many billions it costs.

Mauigirl: The parallels are scary, the saber-rattling over Iran now and Iraq ten years ago.

Erik: LOL. Stranger things have happened.

Mr. C: North Korea is so 2011.

Randal: That would be unthinkable.

Dave: Damn right, we better nuke them now while we still can.

February 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM  

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