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.