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  • Petraeus orders US spies to prepare for anti-nuclear strike on Iran

    05/25/2010 5:19:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,121+ views
    timesonline ^ | 5/25/10 | Giles Whittell and Michael Evans, Washington
    Teams of American special forces have been authorised to conduct spying missions intended to pave the way for a military strike on Iran in case President Obama orders one, US government sources have confirmed. The military units would penetrate Iranian territory to reconnoitre potential nuclear targets and make contact with friendly dissident groups, according to a secret directive written by General David Petraeus. The document’s existence was disclosed for the first time yesterday. It authorises an expansion in the use of US special forces throughout the Middle East, US officials said. However, it is the possibility of American troops operating...
  • Anti-nuclear rallies fill French cities

    03/17/2007 6:44:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 698+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/07 | AP
    RENNES, France - Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of five French cities Saturday to protest plans to build the next generation of nuclear reactors. The simultaneous protests organized by Get Out Of Nuclear, a collective made up of hundreds of associations, was intended to raise the prominence of the issue in the run-up to April-May presidential elections. Smaller-party candidates resolutely opposed to the construction of new facilities called European pressurized-water reactors joined the protesters. The nation must "get out of the nuclear business" and "invest in renewable energies like solar energy or wind power," said Olivier Besancenot...
  • Silicon Valley, Greenpeace co-founder say yes to nuclear

    06/09/2006 4:09:49 PM PDT · by beavus · 17 replies · 356+ views
    CNET ^ | 6/8/2006 | Michael Kanellos
    Peter Wagner, a general partner at venture firm Accel, predicts there will be nuclear powered cars on the streets of San Francisco in a decade. You've just got to think of it more as indirect nuclear power. Cars won't have reactors, he explained during a panel discussion at the Venture Capital Investing Conference taking place in San Francisco. Instead, nuclear power will become a more acceptable form of energy to the American public as gas prices continue to climb and global warming worsens. Nuclear power will provide electricity to the grid, and individuals will charge electric cars by plugging them...
  • Back to Arms Control - Kerry calls for détente with Iran and North Korea

    09/14/2004 1:16:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 493+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | September 14, 2004
    Who says we aren't getting a foreign-policy debate this election season? In addition to Iraq, the Kerry-Edwards campaign has decided to make an issue of how to handle two other members of the original "axis of evil," Iran and North Korea. In a phrase, they are proposing to take us back to the future of arms control. Some of us were hoping that that doctrine had died along with the Cold War, but Mr. Kerry is bidding to revive it as the centerpiece of his anti-nuclear proliferation policy. The idea--much loved during the "detente" with the Soviet Union during the...
  • New Zealand spurns US 'think-again' message on nukes

    10/08/2003 1:02:34 PM PDT · by shaggy eel · 31 replies · 217+ views
    The Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand ^ | October 9 2003 | Tracy Watkins
    New Zealand's government is rejecting a call from the United States to review its anti-nuclear policy after Washington warned it would not "get over it". US ambassador Charles Swindells attempted to deliver the "think-again" message in a speech at Victoria University yesterday but was forced to abandon it after anti-war protesters shouted him down. The Government condemned the protesters' actions, but said the policy would not be revisited. Mr Swindells intended to use the speech about New Zealand-US relations to call for a review of the anti-nuclear policy and voice disappointment at New Zealand's failure to fight alongside its traditional...
  • Markey, antinuclear activists look to revive movement for arms freeze---"That 70's show is back"

    06/12/2002 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Semper Paratus · 7 replies · 186+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 12, 2002 | Bret Ladine
    <p>Alarmed by the increased dangers of nuclear warfare in the post-Sept. 11 world, Representative Edward J. Markey and a group of veteran antinuclear activists are seeking to revive an old initiative - the movement for a nuclear freeze - to reinvigorate a worldwide campaign against the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons.</p>