Shifting Targets: The Administrationâ€™s plan for Iran. by Scott | Sep 30, 2007 | Stress Blog | 4 comments New Hersh. 4 Comments Antiwar Aficionado on September 30, 2007 at 9:53 pm “An Israeli official said, â€œOur main focus has been the Iranian nuclear facilities, not because other things arenâ€™t important. Weâ€™ve worked on missile technology and terrorism, but we see the Iranian nuclear issue as one that cuts across everything.â€ Iran, he added, does not need to develop an actual warhead to be a threat. â€œOur problems begin when they learn and master the nuclear fuel cycle and when they have the nuclear materials,â€ he said. There was, for example, the possibility of a â€œdirty bomb,â€ or of Iranâ€™s passing materials to terrorist groups. â€œThere is still time for diplomacy to have an impact, but not a lot,â€ the Israeli official said. â€œWe believe the technological timetable is moving faster than the diplomatic timetable. And if diplomacy doesnâ€™t work, as they say, all options are on the table.â€ In other words Iran should not be allowed to have access to nuclear technology in any form. That, rather than anything specific to WMD development, is what Israel’s issue is. If so then Israel needs to work out an agreement with Iran. I don’t see why this is America’s problem to solve. andy on October 1, 2007 at 1:32 pm this is america’s problem because israel controls the united states – we must do whatever they tell us. as the israeli mossad agents filming their destruction of the wtc said to the police, “We are Israelis. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems.” cowbot on October 1, 2007 at 2:46 pm That attitude reminds me of… “These are not the droids you are looking for.” “You can go about your business… ” Pretty arrogant… but can ya blame em… Michael on October 2, 2007 at 11:00 am â€œThe Guards are claiming that they can infiltrate American security,â€ the adviser said. â€œThey are bragging that they have spray-painted an American warshipâ€”to signal the Americans that they can get close to them.â€ (I was told by the former senior intelligence official that there was an unexplained incident, this spring, in which an American warship was spray-painted with a bullâ€™s-eye while docked in Qatar, which may have been the source of the boasts.) If an attack does commence, the Iranians will launch all sorts of surprises. Like that infiltration of a US base back in Feb. where five US soldiers were killed. I think that was the Iranians, who entered the base speaking in unaccented English, in American uniforms brandishing American weapons. That was impressive.