1988 Khomeini letter describes Nuke
Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/30/06 |
Iran’s nuclear ambitions are not recent but in fact decades old. – And that the
current president is a disciple is just fulfilling his dead master’s wishes to
annihilate the west and Israel with nukes.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, former Supreme Leader of Iran, wrote in
1988 that Iranian military leaders were (actively) seeking nuclear weapons, according to a
letter released Saturday by former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani. (This was released during his election campaign in 2005 which he
lost to Ahmadinejad the current president of Iran)
reportedly sent the letter to political leaders during the Iran-Iraq War. In
it, he describes why he was forced to agree to a cease-fire which, as he
described it, was like "drinking poison."
the letter, he quotes military leaders who had urged him to stop the war unless
the army was equipped with advanced weapons systems including fighter planes,
helicopters, and laser-guided missiles.
The officers also told him, he wrote,
that if Iran wished to win the war and not reach a cease-fire, it (Iran) should obtain nuclear weapons, (On its own) a process
which could take five years.
This is the first time an official document has come from Iran
indicating the country's interest in achieving nuclear capability,
(That stems as far back as the 1980’s) a charge the (Current) government
consistently denies. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy
Association (IAEA) discovered that Iran began a nuclear program 19 years ago, (This was very limited and very incomplete – as opposed to their
current efforts) and since then has violated its international
obligations by failing to report its acquisition of materials and equipment
used for developing nuclear arms.
Iranian news sources have erased sections of the letter in which Khomeini
describes what he believes is Iran's need for nuclear weapons. Analysts believe that Rafsanjani timed the release of the letter in
order to embarrass Ahmadinejad, (Who is an avowed
disciples of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini so it is not surpising that he has)
has repeatedly denied Iran's intention of pursuing nuclear arms. Ahmadinejad
defeated Rafsanjani in the latter's 2005 re-election bid.
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