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Target Iran: The Truth About the White House's Plans for Regime Change

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, Scott Ritter's War on Iraq was embraced by the antiwar movement in America even though his claims that Iraq had been effectively disarmed were ignored by both the Bush administration and the mainstream media. In the wake of the debacle, Ritter has been vindicated. Now Ritter, a former United Nations weapons inspector, has set his sigh ...more
Hardcover, 316 pages
Published October 2nd 2006 by Nation Books (first published September 12th 2006)
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Karen Arakelian
Aug 21, 2008 Karen Arakelian rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in politics
Well, I was born in Iran a Christian family lived there for 25 years and I'm telling you, the government wont hesitate to get its hands on nukes. Even though no one has ever been able to confirm that Iran's nuclear program has a military side.
But It's not surprising at all!! Which country does not want nukes in its arsenal? Iran has all the reasons to feel like she needs nukes. Israel has somewhere between 300 to 600 nukes with long range missiles capable of targeting every country in middle-eas
Aaron Dellutri
Mar 28, 2008 Aaron Dellutri rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: peace activists, political scientists, curious about Iran
Scott Ritter easily cuts through the layers of bullshit and the whirlwind of White House spin to point out that there's no evidence of Iran ever having a nuclear weapons program, or planning to attack Israel. Ritter, a guy who knows the Middle East better than most people on this planet, describes why the USA should abandon its unexamined prejudices toward the state of Iran and choose a path of engagement rather than attack or subversion. Ritter is not optimistic about this possibility, but cons ...more
Judith Bello
Dec 26, 2007 Judith Bello rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sean Sessler
Shelves: iran
This is a detailed description of Iran and the IAEA Process, how inspections are down at suspected Nuclear Facilities, what are the rights of NPT signatories, how the US and Isreal have coopted the diplomatic process to their own agendas.
Sep 15, 2007 Ramin rated it it was amazing
good for those who dont want to get their news from fox or mcdonalds :-)

Mohamed Habashy
Oct 11, 2013 Mohamed Habashy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: سياسه
كتاب مُميز جداً وواجب القراءه علي من يهتمون بالسياسات الدوليه ودراسة مدي العلاقات الدوليه بين دول العالم الكبري "العظمي". وعندما يُنسب الكلام الي سكوت ريتر يجب أن يُأخذ علي محمل الجد والصدق, يأخذنا سكوت ريتر في رحله الي الفناء الخلفي لواشنطن ويعرض علينا الإزدواجيه في السياسات التي تحكم الولايات المتحده بها شعبها وتريد أن تحكم بها العالم فهي تحارب الإرهاب في العراق بينما تدعمه من أجل إسقاط نظام الملالي في إيران "دعم المجلس الوطني للمقاومه في إيران وهوا الوجهه السياسيه لمجاهدي خلق والتي سجلتها الو ...more
Elizabeth  Fuller
Jul 12, 2007 Elizabeth Fuller rated it liked it
As Ritter points out, Iran has a very real, and very complicated history of nuclear research and development - much more than Iraq, which never came close to any sort of nuclear capability. But, as this book points out, Iran also has much greater potential for upsetting the balance of peace and world power. Ritter traces the history of Iran's nuclear R&D, which it contends is for energy purposes only, and the history of the U. S. government's touch reactions to each step in that history. The ...more
Apr 06, 2007 Zachary rated it it was amazing
Brilliant and comprehensive insider analysis of the Iranian nuclear "crisis" and its discontents by a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq. The subtitle is a bit misleading; this book addresses the politics of nuclear inspection more than it does White House contingency plans. My only major criticism is that Nation Books needs to find a decent editor. Grammatical and spelling errors aside--and I know I'm a grammar nut--there are single pages where names are spelled two different ways: Ariel/Arial ...more
Greg Labelle
Aug 19, 2007 Greg Labelle rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all americans
Iran will not have the ability to create weapons grade uranium with their cascading technology due to the fact that all uranium indigenous to that area is contaminated with the element Molybdenum, which Iran cannot remove at their current level of technology. They will not have the tech. for this application of nuclear power (weapons grade uranium) for at least another 10 years.
Teri Gaddy
Oct 11, 2008 Teri Gaddy rated it it was amazing
Iran has done the same thing that got Iraq in trouble.. it switched from using the US $Dollar for exchange of oil to the Euro. This causes a great fear to ripple through the White House. Iran needs nuclear power. Tehran with over 11 million people see the following link has power outages everday because they don't have enough.
Afshin Afshar
Sep 04, 2015 Afshin Afshar rated it really liked it
Very interesting summarized version of the events leading to 2009 when a military conflict in Iran seemed inevitable. It is particularly interesting to read the book 6 years later in the wake of the nuclear agreement with Iran and get some historical perspective on what lead us here.
Jan 31, 2008 Burkey added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone who really, really cares.
Shelves: gave-up
interesting topic, i wanted joelle to be wrong. i wanted it to be an interesting read. a lot of facts, ritter knows his stuff, as long as "stuff" does not include how to portray the information in a reasonably accessible form.
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