Push turns to shove in the march to an attack on Iran

In an apparent refutation of the USA’s march to war with Iran, today an Iraqi official said that there is no hard evidence linking the Mahdi Army’s munitions directly to Iran. 

Iraq said on Sunday it has no evidence that Iran was supplying militias engaged in fierce street fighting with security forces in Baghdad.

Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said there was no “hard evidence” of involvement by the neighbouring Shiite government of Iran in backing Shiite militiamen in the embattled country.

Asked about US reports that weapons captured from Shiite fighters bore 2008 markings suggesting Iranian involvement, Dabbagh said: “We don’t have that kind of evidence… If there is hard evidence we will defend the country.”

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iUmxvV0Vb-xhi8FnNDodlyJuN-sQ

Where is the US reporting of this statement?  Where are the military analysts commenting on the lack of evidence of Iranian involvment?

The march to an attack on Iran continued unabated today though, with Israel stating that Iran’s nuclear weapons program is far more advanced than US intelligence estimated in the 2007 NIE:

Mossad chief Meir Dagan is expected to brief Britain’s MI6 head Sir John Scarlett, who is slated to visit Israel later this month, on an intelligence breakthrough regarding the Iranian nuclear program, London’s Sunday Times reported.

Concern has been mounting in Israel that Iran’s nuclear capability may be far more advanced than was recognized by the US National Intelligence Estimate last December, which reported that Iran had halted its nuclear weapons development program in 2003 in response to international pressure.

 This has been the disinformation trend push by Israel and the USA lately… but there’s an additional step mentioned next:

A source quoted by the paper on Sunday claimed that the new information was on par with intelligence that led to the discovery and destruction of a partly constructed nuclear reactor in Syria last September.

 So now we’re essentially saying that there is enough evidence to bomb Iran.  Israel then expects the US to amend their NIE findings of no nuclear weapons program:

Israeli officials believe the US will revise its analysis of Iran’s program.

“We expect the Americans to amend their report soon,” a high-ranking military officer said last week.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1209627002111&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

Meanwhile, in the US, Hillary Clinton is glad to be partner in a future massacre of Iranians, stating today that she is glad she used the word “obliterate” recently while talking about Iran:

Clinton was asked on ABC News whether she had any regrets about threatening to “totally obliterate” Iran if it used nuclear weapons against Israel, which prompted Tehran to complain to the United Nations.

“Why would I have any regrets? I am asked a question about what I would do if Iran attacked our ally, a country that many of us have a great deal of, you know, connection with and feeling for,” Clinton said.

“I think we have to be very clear about what we would do,” Clinton said. “I don’t think it is time to equivocate about what we would do.

“I sure want to make it abundantly clear to them that they would face a tremendous cost if they did such a thing.”

http://www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php?area=mideast&item=080504145314.v2q28gl1.php

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