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Posted on 11/17/2004 9:24:29 PM PST by nwctwx
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You know everything I don't ;)
under daily threads, right by the hobbitt hole LOL
When and what?!?!
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Many rumors and stories have been floated over the past decade. Some mention one transaction, others mention two as the first set of four reportedly had PALs they could not circumvent and they had to purchase two additional warheads. In any case, if any of the variants are true, whether or not they acquired working weapons, they may have acquired the materials internationally independent of their extensive indigenous program. Also worth noting the dozens if not hundreds of North Korean personnel working inside Iran on missile and possibly nuclear-related projects over the same period.
If any of these rumors have any basis in reality, it begs the question of why Israel has not acted, and what red line could be crossed that would be so intolerable that after living with a secretly nuclear Iran for all this time, they (or we) would be forced to act now.
The 100 million figure probably would result from the use of the entire Israeli arsenal (a couple hundred warheads or so?) in vindictive retaliation after a substantial portion of the Israeli population has been annihilated in a series of WMD strikes. I have no doubt Mecca would be high on that list, but it would be retaliation, not a deterrent to further escalation.
It would be Samson bringing the temple down on all our heads.
Iran paid $25m. for nuclear weapons, documents show
The Jerusalem Post
Friday, April 10, 1998 14 Nisan 5758
By STEVE RODAN (snipped)
JERUSALEM (April 10) - Iran paid $25 million for what appears to have been two tactical atomic weapons smuggled out of the former Soviet Union in a highly classified operation aided by technicians from Argentina, according to Iranian government documents marked top secret and obtained by The Jerusalem Post. The documents, which have been in US government hands for several years and are currently being studied by Israel, contain correspondence between Iranian intelligence officials and those working on Teheran's nuclear program in 1991-92. . . .
Asked about yesterday's Jerusalem Post story claiming that Iran has acquired nuclear weapons from Kazakhstan, State Department spokesman James Rubin said the US believes this is false. The US looked into the matter in 1992, when reports first surfaced, and concluded "there was no evidence to substantiate such claims," he said. "While we remain concerned about Iranian intentions to acquire nuclear weapons capability, we have no information suggesting that Iran is in possession of nuclear warheads acquired from the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan," Rubin said. "But we do believe Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program, and as an organized structure dedicated to acquiring and developing nuclear weapons by seeking the capability to produce both plutonium and highly enriched uranium, which are the critical materials for a nuclear weapon. We are aware of this through a variety of data, including information on Iran's procurement activities that are clearly at variance with a purely peaceful nuclear program," he added. "Our view is that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon and... that they are seeking a nuclear weapons capability. And our view is that this report that Iran received nuclear weapons from Kazakhstan, we have no reason to believe is true."
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My aikido teacher was one of the initial 10 people sent from Japan to teach aikido in the U.S. I was making great progress in the class. Unfortunately, I decided to teach a microprocessor class and the aikido class met at the same time. Too bad. It was lots of fun.
IMHO though, Iran already has the Nukes
I second that IMHO
2107 see callmejoe posts. The Jerusalem Post is not helping anything.
JERUSALEM (April 10) - Iran paid $25 million for what appears to have been two tactical atomic weapons smuggled out of the former Soviet Union in a highly classified operation aided by technicians from Argentina, according to Iranian government documents marked top secret and obtained by The Jerusalem Post
It would be Samson bringing the temple down on all our heads.
Well said. And it only takes one well equipped Islamic group to cause this to happen. Al Qaida claims to have the capability. Iran certainly will shortly, if they do not already.
If it escalates to this level, the world will go through a period of violence the likes which we have never seen. Anything and everything the Muslims have will be used in short order.
Two things are holding this apocalyptic scenario back, in my opinion. Overall leadership of Islam, and timing.
The Islamic world is not unified under a single leader, and many are vying for this spot. OBL has the potential to unify the conflicting factions, but the Mullahs of Iran and Immans of Saudi Arabia are major contenders. Likewise, the various dictators are not inclined to share power.
The wild card in the leadership equation is the apparent willingness and ability of both Iran and Al Qaida to act, even in the absence of Islamic unity. Perhaps they believe action itself will serve a unifying purpose. As I mentioned in an earlier post, an easy way to start the unification process would be to blow up the Dome of the Rock Mosque. Since this is fully within their control, we could not keep this from occuring. Much of the Muslim world would explode.
Which leaves only the question of timing. For those willing to act even without pre-existing unity, this becomes a strategic question of "when", not "whether".
I am not sure this disaster can be prevented, but we must try. A good start would be the removal of the current government of Iran by the people of Iran themselves. It would also help to find OBL, and blow him into a million pieces.
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December 05, 2004
It appears Hamas is profoundly unhappy with the Al Hagana
And I thought we were getting along so well...
The author seeks to reveal the "true" agenda of Al Hagana, insinuates that we have something to do with the development of computer viruses (because some computer viruses appear to originate in Israel), takes cheap shots at MEMRI and TerrorTracker and Google too (the latter for responding to complaints about anti-semitic sites) and closes with a swipe at New York City (described as a land of "gangs of mafia, pimps and drugs and killers"). He also claims we're in league with the FBI...
Yeah, right. Whatever...
Now, will someone, anyone, please tell me why the official English-language site of Hamas is still hosted in Washington, DC?
Posted by aaron at December 05, 2004 02:26 PM
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December 5, 2004
December 04, 2004
"Stoned to death... why Europe is starting to lose its faith in Islam"
By Charles Bremner
Note: The latest edition of INTERNET-HAGANAH.US is now online.
I agree, too.
Interesting and disturbing
JP, I'll take that question.
As I web surf those sites of interest; I'll come across links some of them have and sure enough it's bimbo babes and/or dope on some of those links.
As you know, I abhor porn and would never knowingly go there, but sometimes when link checking -- there you are. The big thing with
them is boobs, long hair, and that string thing they wear as "underwear"
if you know what I mean.
Sorry, this is a distasteful subject so that's all I want to say on this subject.
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