Ex-atomic agency chief: Netanyahu using scare tactics on Iran nuclear program
Ronen Bergman
Published: 08.05.14, 11:53
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1. Brig.-Gen.Uzi Eilam is working for which foreign nation ?
2. many German Jews also thought Hitler would leave them alone!
Jerome ,   Basalt, Colorado   (05.08.14)
we all know the outcome of that !
3. But they hate us
Zechariah   (05.08.14)
The Hard Liners in Iran hate the Zionists and most Jews in a Rpterrible Way also they are Proud and Egotistical They want the Bomb for Prestige .Sure Netanyahu Plays the Strings but the Jews in my view ought have Contigency Plans .There a Nut Cases Pychosuicidal Sadists .Remember Nazism the Evil Satanic Barbarism.
4. If your statesments is not for tactical show only -
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (05.08.14)
- Your opinion are Idiotic !. Why would Iran develope Long Range Ballistic Missiles, for to arm them with what ? Secondly - why wount Iran show full Trancparency regarding their Atomic program, but instead endure Economical Sanctions and to what awail ? Thirdly - Time can not be in question here, all knowledge Iran needs can be given by North Korea. Arn.
5. Misleading
Rick ,   Tel Aviv   (05.08.14)
The article fails to mention Uzi Eilam is 80 years old and last headed the Israel Atomic Energy commission in 1985. He has no inside knowledge of what is in the Iranian atomic program of today which he admits is "scattered and buried under tons of earth, concrete and steel". His reckless comments deeply hurt Israel's ability to solve this problem but chalk it up to being old.
6. In short Iran moving forward & Israel backward
Sam ,   Kfar Saba   (05.08.14)
Thanks to Netanyahu and his Politics of yesteryear.
7. Kerry said Iran can build the bomb in 2months !
8. Experts said that Hitler wanted peace in Europe
9. 1,2,3,4,8 - To all the negativist talkbackers
Mike Carmel ,   Rishon le Zion   (05.08.14)
Well, nice try guys but I would much rather listen to an informed opinion based on facts and experience than all your ridiculous and worthless put-downs. Your points of view are worthless, irrelevant and totally predictable.
10. Iran ready?!
yosef, phd ,   florida - israel   (05.08.14)
It is a venerable Jewish tradition to respect the elders. But if the likes of pres. Peres and Gen. Eilam are unable to grow old gracefully, and instead keep opening a mentally decayed, senile mouth, hurting Israel's interests, they deserve nothing but scorn and wishes for speedy demise.
11. The Ayatollahs, Israel has no right to exist!
Michael Pielet ,   Israel   (05.08.14)
Jewish leaders in Europe before and during World War 2, "when Hitl-r says he is going to exterminate the Jews of Europe, he does not serious, he is only trying to scare us, in these modern times extermination of the Jews in the enlightened world is not possible".
12. Iran hates Israel because
Yechiel   (05.08.14)
Iran and all the terrorists hate Israel because it refuses to make peace. Open direct negotiations with Hamas in order to transfer the West Bank to Hamas control and make a 100% full peace in the region. This will lead to a renaissance in Zionism with more global acceptance and economic opportunity. You have peace with Egypt so there is no reason you can't have peace with Iran, Saudi Arabia and Hamas etc.
13. Eitam is wrong Why is he doing this?
Shalom Freedman ,   Jerusalem Israel   (05.08.14)
What Eitam says contradicts the assessment of all the major Western intelligence agencies. He is clearly wrong. Why is he doing this now? Perhaps he should tell us why he has been silent until now, and is suddenly telling us that the whole world has been fooled.
14. Iran can make a dirty bomb today.
Ben S ,   Free World   (05.08.14)
They have more than enough material for plenty of nuclear dirty bombs, and the missiles to send them. What planet is this fool on?
15. What horrible accusation ! Why should Bibi
miri ,   israel   (05.08.14)
put fear in the Israeli heart unnecessarily ? My vote would be to take the necessary steps to prevent the Iranians from their quest for the atomic bomb.
16. This was right, when EIlam (now 75) was in the loop
Uzi Eilam   (05.08.14)
The guy is out of core info since the last century (he retired in 2002 from the Defense Ministry's mission to Europe and at that time wasn't for years privy to sensitive info on Iran's program). This is again warmed-up stuff to create a ridiculous headline, and only needlessly embarrasses a retired veteran.
17. by their fruits.............
Calibi ,   Sydney Aust   (05.08.14)
by their fruits you can read what is their intention especially evil. hitler overloaded with pride and evil believe children and pensioners can defend his last stand. Iran used children as human wave to protect the grown up soldiers, man soldiers hide behind like great generals warriors, war against Iraq. To say wipe Israel off the map significantly mean, "I will let children to do for me if I could" Well well how about Atomic or nuclear bombs if I can acquire it!! Bibi is a realist and a good leader!!!!! May God bless you and Israel
18. Arrogant, delusionist.
michael Pielet ,   israel   (05.08.14)
Yes we have heard this story before. Eli Zeira, head of Aman on October 5th 1973 , no chance of war! 2006 Gaza withdrawal, Sharon no missilles coming out of Gaza. 1993, Oslo, Rabin and Peres peace with the arabs. 1912, Captain of the Titianic, no need for life boats, ship unsinkable!
19. Chelmer fools and others.
Michael Pielet ,   israel   (05.08.14)
This true Chelmer should keep his ridiculous opinions to himself.
20. That is why Iran is investing billions to build nukes...
Chaim ,   Israel   (05.08.14)
That is why Iran is investing billions of dollars to build nuclear bombs...Because Iran doesn't want nukes! Israel is a brilliant nation. How do we end up with so many idiots in such high places?? Destroy Iran's nukes NOW!
21. One more old leftist still smoking the peace and love weed
Jules ,   Israel   (05.08.14)
The rest of us down to earthers know better
22. Writer Reality check!
Phil ,   NYC   (05.08.14)
The article is put in as a lead to confuse the readers. The writer makes it seem that the person making the statements is in the current loop. It is only when you read readers comments that you find out this person has been retired for many years, and is 80 years old, On top of it as one commenter stated why be sanctioned and vilified if you have nothing to hide. It seems the only clear point the writer wants to make is that the person is not a fan of Netanyahu, and that he thinks Netanyahu should keep his mouth shut. In my opinion the only true statement made in this article is that it takes many years to develop a nuclear program, and it has been many years. I guess the Prime Minister of the State of Israel is suppose to shut is mouth, and not try to protect his country. Reality check. sad pathetic article written to cause chaos without concern for the good of the country. Sad!
23. My vile Antisemitic clone will quote from "Mein Kampf" again
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.08.14)
24. Netanyahu needs perpetual war to justify Greater Israel
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (05.08.14)
25. Renamed
Robert ,   New Jersey, USA   (05.08.14)
Thus spake General Uzinistan Allah Bin Eilamajad
26. Oops, someone has accidentally told the truth
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (05.08.14)
The basic REALITY is regardless what Iran does or does not do, Israel is powerless to do anything. For over 35 years, Iran has PARANOID about a US invasion and as a result, Iran hasbeen building a very formidable weapons industry to the point now where it is feeding back design improvements to China. Iran is armed to the teeth such that both the US military and the IDF are very hesitant to attack. An air attack would cause massive losses to the attacker and a land invasion would require as much as THREE MILLION soldiers with massive losses on both sides. If Israel attacks Iran, in addition to the loses, Israel would become isolated economically, leading to economic collapse. Bibi has no options and his ranting is becoming annoying.
27. #4 - Answers
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (05.08.14)
(1) Iran is developing all types of missiles with High Explosive warheads because they are paranoid about a US invasion. Iran is making a perfectly rational response to USA belligerence (2) Actually Iran has been completely transparent about their nuclear program. This is how the IAEA knows exactly how much enriched uranium Iran has. The sanctions are because the US does not want to believe what the IAEA and the US CIA say. (3) Iran is not North Korea. In fact Iran is vastly more advanced technologically than NK.
28. Sounds like a Leftist crap
Brod ,   USA   (05.08.14)
He is out of touch of reality. Decade away? The Ayatollahists are speeding like lightning in high tech armaments. The government knows better about the capability and ambition of its enemies. The government knows how to protect the nation. The media should stop peddling Leftist crap that could lull the nation like 1973. When Ayatollahist fanatics get their nuke that they are feverishly working on, that would be the end of the story.
29. Both Iran and Israel don't have nukes.
Michael ,   California, USA   (05.08.14)
I mean to say both do not have nuclear weapons. Both have something that may be called "laboratory models." For having a reliable working weapon many tests need to be performed. There is no way to hide from the world performance of such tests with nuclear weapons. Netanyahu and his Iranian equals can blow hot air until their lungs burst, it will not add up to a single nuclear weapon micro-test. I have been writing here for the last three years that Netanyahu is using the Iranian nuclear threat for his political aims, not for reality.
30. This individual should be silenced.Period. Senile or not,
tom ,   tel aviv   (05.08.14)
just like his counterpart our eternal President, this fool does real damage to our State. Even if that was true, what's exactly wrong with trying to stop their advances at an early stage?? Incredible, but more incredible is the fact, that Leftist Media rush to publish this delusional "scoop"!
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