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  • JVERITAS Responds to the 11/3 NYT Article Regarding Iraq Nuclear Program.

    11/02/2006 8:48:45 PM PST · by jveritas · 511 replies · 22,352+ views
    November 3rd 2006 | jveritas
    <p>The New York Times article to be published on November 3rd 2006 is about the US putting some captured Iraqi documents on the Foreign Military Intelligence Office (FMSO) website that talks about what the NYT and the IAEA call sensitive information from Iraq 1996 "Full, Final, and Complete Declaration FFCD presented to the UN and IAEA in 1996 and that talks about Iraq nuclear clandestine program. The IAEA and the New York Times claim that Iran may be using some of the technology in this FFCD which is a laughable idea as shown below.</p>
  • Bush Praises Security Council Actions Against North Korea

    10/15/2006 2:45:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 258+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2006 -- New U.N. sanctions imposed on North Korea in response to its claim of a recent nuclear weapons test “says that we are united in our determination to see to it that the Korean peninsula is nuclear weapons free,” President Bush said at the White House after the sanctions were announced yesterday. Earlier, the Security Council had voted unanimously to impose several sanctions on North Korea, calling its claimed nuclear test “a clear threat to international peace and security.” North Korea announced it had successfully exploded a nuclear weapon during an Oct. 9 test. Nuclear...
  • North Korea threatens war against U.S.

    10/11/2006 5:48:27 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 15 replies · 759+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | October 11, 2006 | HANS GREIMEL
    North Korea warned on Wednesday that increased U.S. pressure over the regime's reported nuclear test could be considered an act of war, and South Korea suggested it would build up its conventional arsenal to deal with its belligerent neighbor. North Korea's No. 2 leader threatened to conduct more nuclear tests if the United States continued what he called its "hostile attitude." Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States would not attack North Korea, rejecting a suggestion that Pyongyang may feel it needs nuclear weapons to stave off an Iraq-style U.S. invasion. In its first formal statement since the...
  • Refresher course! DUCK AND COVER (1951 educational film viewable online)

    10/09/2006 12:20:15 PM PDT · by weegee · 16 replies · 569+ views
    You Tube ^ | 1951 (now public domain) | Archer Productions, Inc.
    Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack. Producer: Archer Productions, Inc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0K_LZDXp0I
  • August 6th, 1945 ; Atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima

    08/06/2006 6:59:07 AM PDT · by AirBorn · 83 replies · 2,762+ views
    BBC News History ^ | 8/6/06 | BBC News
    1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, Augusta, in the mid-Atlantic, said the device contained the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT and was more than 2,000 times more powerful than the largest bomb used to date. An accurate assessment of the damage caused has so far been impossible due to a huge cloud of impenetrable dust covering the target. Hiroshima is one of the chief supply depots for the Japanese army....
  • Tracking N Korea's missile intent

    07/04/2006 2:02:15 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 73 replies · 1,862+ views
    BBC ^ | 07/04/06 | By Rob Watson
    most things about North Korea, little is known for certain about the Taepodong 2 missile. But there is no doubt North Korea does have a very long standing and pretty sophisticated missile programme. North Korea's intentions are under the global spotlight In 1998, before it began observing a moratorium on tests, North Korea launched a Taepodong 1 missile which passed over northern Japan and surprised Western intelligence agencies by the use of three stages in the missile's propulsion system. What is striking about the Taepodong 2 is that it could well be North Korea's first genuine intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)...
  • N. Korea warns of nuclear war if attacked

    07/03/2006 6:27:55 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 80 replies · 3,649+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Monday, July 3, 2006
    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea will respond to a pre-emptive U.S. military attack with an "annihilating strike and a nuclear war," the state-run media said Monday, heightening its antagonistic rhetoric. The Korean Central News Agency, citing an unidentified Rodong Sinmun newspaper "analyst," accused the United States of increasing military pressure on the isolated communist state. The North Korean threat of retaliation, which is often voiced by its state-controlled media, comes amid U.S. official reports that Pyongyang has shown signs of preparing for a test of a long-range missile. "The army and people of the DPRK are now in full...
  • If Iran gets the bomb

    07/02/2006 6:07:01 AM PDT · by PolishProud · 33 replies · 1,152+ views
    Golden Carp Awards ^ | July 2, 2006 | Stan Janiak
    Attention MS President. We have placed nuclear suitcase bombs and dirty bombs in five major US cities. We will not detonate these bombs under the following conditions: 1) The US must not interfere with Iran's treatment of Israel 2) All Jews must leave Israel and all facilities must be turned over to us intact. 3) The US must withdraw from Iraq within 60 days. If these conditions are not met, we will detonate one bomb. If Israel or the US uses nuclear or conventional weapons against us, we will detonate all bombs. Checkmate. It wasn't a light bulb that went...
  • 'CIA bungling hands Iran vital A-bomb clue'

    04/13/2006 4:29:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies · 1,563+ views
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 05/01/2006 | Anton La Guardia and Alec Russell
    Botched CIA operations may have handed Iran vital information on how to make nuclear weapons and betrayed the identities of America's spies in the country, according to a new book on US intelligence. The latest account of American intelligence failures includes details of how the CIA allegedly tried to slip Teheran some Russian designs for an atomic bomb, which contained hidden flaws that would have made any device inoperable. The Iranians, however, were tipped off by the very agent sent to give them the documents. In a separate incident, the book claims a CIA officer mistakenly sent an Iranian agent...
  • Italian firm goes nuclear with atomic toys

    02/24/2006 12:21:07 PM PST · by butternut_squash_bisque · 61 replies · 1,179+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Updated: 9:02 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2006 | By Roland Jones
    Those of us who enjoy military history usually just switch on the History Channel for our daily fix of guts, gore and armed conflict. But if you’re a serious war buff, and you want to relive one of the most horrifying moments in the deadliest war in human history, an Italian toy maker has just the thing. Brumm recently unveiled miniature models of “Little Boy” and “Fat Man.” Those names may conjure up images of cuddly cartoon characters, but they’re actually the codenames for two atomic bombs that the U.S. military dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the final days...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 2-20-2006

    02/20/2006 5:32:57 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 285+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-20-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. El Baradei from the U.N. Says we should call Iran a frien' This means that Islam Would get its own BOMB A question of "Not if, but WHEN"
  • Einstein and E=mc2 - Why the hero worship?

    01/16/2006 11:37:27 AM PST · by rcocean · 24 replies · 15,717+ views
    Time ^ | 1-16-06 | Vainity - RcOcean
    As the century's greatest thinker, as an immigrant who fled from oppression to freedom, as a political idealist, he best embodies what historians will regard as significant about the 20th century. And as a philosopher with faith both in science and in the beauty of God's handiwork, he personifies the legacy that has been bequeathed to the next century. In a hundred years, as we turn to another new century--nay, ten times a hundred years, when we turn to another new millennium--the name that will prove most enduring from our own amazing era will be that of Albert Einstein: genius,...
  • Photographer of atomic bomb destruction dies at 96

    12/18/2005 9:12:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,845+ views
    LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) - Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel A. McGovern, a combat photographer who filmed the aftermath of the atomic bomb detonations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, has died. He was 96. McGovern died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Laguna Woods. Weeks after the bombs were dropped in August 1945, McGovern began taking photographs that have since appeared in history books, newspapers, television shows and movies. Earlier during the war, McGovern photographed President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House. In 1943, McGovern flew missions as a cameraman while stationed in Chelveston, England. He survived two...
  • Why the Palestinians should be terrified of Iran?

    12/16/2005 6:30:31 AM PST · by robowombat · 20 replies · 741+ views
    BrookesNews.Com ^ | 12 December 2005 | Dr. Jack Wheeler*
    Why the Palestinians should be terrified of Iran? Dr. Jack Wheeler* BrookesNews.Com Monday 12 December 2005 The current insult to the Nobel Peace Prize is International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei. This week he announced that “the global community is beginning to lose patience” with the Iranian nuclear program. In an interview with the Arabic-language daily al-Hayat published Dec. 7, ElBaradei said the time period in which a solution to the crisis can be found is short, but that “a military solution is not an option.” It’s as if ElBaradei was reading from a script written by South Park...
  • IAEA: Iran obtained A-bomb recipe

    11/18/2005 10:54:10 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 15 replies · 639+ views
    AP ^ | November 18, 2005
    Iran obtained detailed instructions on how to set up the complicated process of enriching uranium, which can used to make nuclear arms, from the black market network run by a Pakistani scientist, the U.N. atomic monitoring agency said Friday. In a confidential report, the International Atomic Energy Agency also said Iran was not giving inspectors access to a sensitive site that could be used to store equipment indicating whether the military is running a secret nuclear program. The five-page report seen by The Associated Press was prepared for Thursday's meeting of the IAEA's 35-nation board, which could decide to refer...
  • March Calls For 'Nuclear-Free' Future

    08/10/2005 8:03:18 AM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 13 replies · 362+ views
    Oswego Daily News ^ | Cliff Drought
    March Calls For 'Nuclear-Free' Future By: Cliff Drought Wednesday August 10 2005 SYRACUSE, NY - Ken Howland reached into his pocket Tuesday and took a picture from his wallet. The black and white image was of a man with a shotgun showing his take from a bird-hunting trip. It was taken in 1942 and the man was his father. "He had become a pretty good shot," recalled Howland, pointing to the number of fowl in the picture. The reason for the quick mastery of marksmanship was simple: "If we hadn't used the bomb, he would have had to go over"...
  • Was Using the A-Bomb Justified?

    08/08/2005 5:04:27 AM PDT · by hildy123 · 115 replies · 9,630+ views
    SuppressedNews.com | August 7, 2005 | Gary Palmer
    August 6 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the devastating atomic bomb attack against the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. For the most part, up until the 1960s the predominant view was that the U.S. was justified in its decision to use nuclear weapons against the Japanese. There was a general consensus to accept, at face value, that American leaders had determined that Japan would not surrender, and that their determination to fight to the death against an invasion would have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands,...
  • Hiroshima, in the words of Enola Gay's bombardier - No regrets for Col. Tom Ferebee, hometown hero

    08/06/2005 6:25:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 3,014+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/5/05 | JAMES L. MARTIN
    Sixty years ago today, Hiroshima, Japan, became the first target of an atomic bomb, with Nagasaki the second target three days later. Thus, a war that lasted four years was ended in four days. To those who decry the devastation caused by President Truman's decision to develop and detonate this awesome weapon, I remind them of the lives saved, not lost. I'm very proud of the fact that my uncle was not only a member of the Enola Gay that dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, the first atomic bomb in history, but he was actually the bombardier. The bottom line,...
  • Dropping the bomb that ended the war

    08/06/2005 1:58:16 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 13 replies · 916+ views
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 5, 2005 | Brian Williams
    They insist they were ordinary men serving their country. But when the crew members of the Enola Gay arrived on the flight line on the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, they knew instantly it wasn’t an ordinary mission... Van Kirk: No one was officially telling anybody else anything about it. And if you figured it out for yourself, you better well keep it quiet... ... When the bomb left the airplane, you’ve got the surge of course of releasing 9,400 pounds right away. Tibbets went into the turn 150 degrees to the right, pushed the nose down, lost about 2,000...
  • Hiroshima - Secret US Film - On TV 8/6

    08/06/2005 8:09:15 AM PDT · by aShepard · 68 replies · 1,814+ views
    Knight Ridder
    Saturday August 6, the Sundance Cable Channel will be showing "Original Child Bomb". This hour long film is from the top secret compilation of the US Government filmed aftermath of Hiroshima, which was kept out of the public's viewing for decades. "The young soldiers who shot the film in Hiroshima and Nagasaki less than a month after the dawn of the atomic age were unprepared for what they found." " 'It was to me the most horrendous, terrifying thing that I had ever seen,'camera operator Herbert Sussan, who's now deceased, said in a 1983 interview with the British Broadcasting Corp."...
  • Still no regrets for frail Enola Gay pilot (Col. Paul Tibbets)

    08/06/2005 4:18:39 AM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 79 replies · 17,335+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 6, 2005 | Mike Harden
    The mind of the pilot whose B-29 dropped the first atomic bomb often seems more prisoner than resident of his bantamweight body wracked by injury, ailments and 90 years of living. In the months before today’s 60 th anniversary of his mission to Hiroshima, Paul Tibbets was hobbled by a pair of spills that fractured two vertebrae. For a while, his appetite disappeared, his weight dropped alarmingly, and he railed against the fates torturing him in his waning years. "I’ve never been incapacitated a damned day of my life," he groused two months ago, daily downing enough OxyContin to make...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Media Suppression (60th Anniversary of Atomic Bomb)

    08/05/2005 6:54:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 984+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8/5/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    Reuters reports: “As the world prepares to mark the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the 1st atomic bomb on Saturday, some American media experts see uncomfortable echoes between the suppression of images of death and destruction then, and coverage of the war in Iraq today.” Reuters cites an article in Editor & Publisher by Greg Mitchell, claiming American officials seized film after the “atomic attacks” on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to prevent us from seeing the devastation. Mitchell compares this to Iraq: “The chief similarity is that Americans are still being kept at a distance from images of death, whether...
  • 60 Years Later

    08/05/2005 9:33:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,009+ views
    NRO ^ | August 05, 2005 | Victor Davis Hanson
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version August 05, 2005, 7:14 a.m. 60 Years Later Considering Hiroshima. For 60 years the United States has agonized over its unleashing of the world’s first nuclear weapon on Hiroshima on August 6, 2005. President Harry Truman’s decision to explode an atomic bomb over an ostensible military target — the headquarters of the crack Japanese 2nd Army — led to well over 100,000 fatalities, the vast majority of them civilians. Critics immediately argued that we should have first targeted the bomb on an uninhabited area as a warning for the Japanese...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits Father P. Siemes and Hiroshima (8/6/1944) - August 5th, 2005

    08/04/2005 9:13:05 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 53 replies · 1,688+ views
    see educational sources | Father P. Siemes
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Why feel guilty about Hiroshima?

    08/03/2005 10:49:43 PM PDT · by manny613 · 127 replies · 2,244+ views
    The 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, has not so far provoked the kind of anguished debate that accompanied the 50th anniversary. The lack of controversy is fitting because there wasn't much soul-searching at the time. In 1945, 85% of Americans approved of a step deemed necessary to end the war and head off a costly invasion of Japan. Only with the Axis threat long vanquished have numerous historians and philosophers come forward to claim that the use of the A-bomb was unnecessary and an atrocity that blemishes American honor.
  • Kingdom Come

    08/03/2005 8:24:29 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 10 replies · 809+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | August 3, 2005 | Patrick Carlyon
    In August 1945, two atomic bombs fell on Japan, killing tens of thousands of people instantly. Yet all 24 Australian POWs in Nagasaki - close to ground zero - survived. Patrick Carlyon reports. The August sun hangs like a red balloon. Smoke smudges the sky, as it has since the American planes began dropping bombs. The Japanese expansion had spread like an angry tumour across Asia and the Pacific. Now, after 14 years, the aggressors are losing. An Allied invasion appears certain. In the hills of Nakama, a small Japanese mining town, Australian prisoners-of-war dig pits to store potatoes. They...
  • America's 'Terrible Thing' (Get ready to puke)

    08/02/2005 8:39:52 AM PDT · by jstassis · 63 replies · 1,730+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Aug 2, 2005 | James Carroll
    AT LEAST God told Moses the truth. Before laying on him the requirements of a monotheistic faith that would immediately cause violent conflict with idol-worshipers, God said, ''It is a terrible thing that I will do with you." And so it was. The statement comes in the very verses of Exodus that define the covenant God makes with Moses and his harried people. ''I shall do marvels," God promises. But it is the certainty of ''the terrible thing" that defines this relationship going forward. The terrible thing, first, of permanent war against the Amorites, the Canaanites, and their eternal successors....
  • America - Champion of Peace

    08/02/2005 9:16:38 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 140+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 8-2-05 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    How many nations could genuinely say that they had the real potential to conquer the world or destroy it? How many nations had an arsenal capable of obliterating any other nation without risking retaliation? How many nations, with an army and navy superior to any others, an industry and economy capable of producing more weapons and material than any other, with forces already deployed for conquest, how many nations would try to conquer the world while they had such advantages? Sixty years ago, this was exactly situation in which the United States of America found itself. American military forces were...
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    08/01/2005 7:21:44 PM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 147 replies · 3,351+ views
    Colorado Gold ^ | 8-1-2005 | Don
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki While most may not remember the details, they do know about that famous B-29 bomber which dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan, for all practical purposes ending World War Two. The Smithsonian has completed a cosmetic restoration of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the bombs, and is now on display. As expected, a large sized hullabaloo has arisen over the way Harry Truman decided to end the war. Various old saws are paraded about, such as the hackneyed and untrue one that, "The Japanese had already sued for peace," "Atomic weapons shouldn't...
  • Hiroshima may decide 2005 Nobel Peace Prize

    08/01/2005 5:51:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 525+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/1/05 | Alister Doyle
    OSLO (Reuters) - Sixty years after the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, guardians of the Nobel Peace Prize could confirm a once-a-decade trend in 2005 by honoring work to prevent nuclear Armageddon. The five-member awards committee, which will hold several meetings before announcing the winner of what many see as the world's top accolade in October from a field of 199 candidates, declines even to give out names on its short-list. Yet if history is a guide, the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and of Nagasaki on Aug. 9 may help decide the winner. About 200,000...
  • Citizen Soldiers needed to counter-protest 'peace-niks' in Oak Ridge!

    07/29/2005 6:51:19 AM PDT · by citizenabomb · 2 replies · 277+ views
    the author | 7/29/05 | Stacy M. Griffin
    Citizen Soldiers for the Atomic Bomb Needs you to show your support for the veterans and a strong national defense at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee Y-12 Plant on August 6. For the past 20+/- years, OREPA has openly committed treason and mockery of our veterans and country at the entrance of the plant which manufactured the uranium that fueled 'little boy' who was dropped on Hiroshima. The peaceniks are hoping to close the plant via INTERNATIONAL LAW and leave US defenseless in a world dominated by terrorism and Communism. It will do your patriotic soul good to come out and...
  • Giving thanks for Hiroshima

    07/28/2005 7:02:24 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 86 replies · 4,861+ views
    The Spectator (U.K.) ^ | 07/30/05 | Andrew Kenny
    A dragonfly flitted in front of me and stopped on a fence. I stood up, took my cap in my hands, and was about to catch the dragonfly when...’...when there was a flash of white light in the blue sky above Hiroshima. This was at 8.15 a.m. on 6 August 1945. Then followed a new kind of thunder and a new kind of hellfire. A minute later those who were still alive, those whose flesh was not falling off their bodies, blinked into a changed world, like a traveller waking and finding himself on a different planet. Through the glare...
  • First atomic blast hits 60th anniversary

    07/15/2005 3:31:24 PM PDT · by Jefferson2000 · 13 replies · 509+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 7-15-05
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Herb Lehr hasn’t been to Trinity Site since the day a mushroom cloud filled the early morning sky in the New Mexico desert. Standing 12 miles from the blast, he looked toward the Oscura Mountains and watched as scientists detonated the first atomic bomb 60 years ago Saturday, ushering in the nuclear age. “All of a sudden this very bright light came out and where I was, it was intense enough that the whole mountain range itself was completely whited out,” he said. “I could see the ball and fire rising up. It was sort of awe-inspiring.”...
  • Public glimpses machines that fueled bomb

    06/14/2005 8:10:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 911+ views
    AP ^ | 6/14/5 | DUNCAN MANSFIELD
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - The government is offering a rare glimpse of the massive machines used to enrich uranium for the "Little Boy" bomb - the first atomic weapon used in war, dropped 60 years ago in August on Hiroshima, Japan. Inside the high-security Y-12 nuclear weapons plant remain the last of 1,152 calutrons that once filled nine buildings. The machinery was part of the top-secret bomb-building Manhattan Project, which turned this rural countryside about 30 miles west of Knoxville into a "secret city" of 75,000 people between 1942 and 1945."Don't you know the people in Knoxville wondered what in...
  • Father of the A-bomb

    05/31/2005 7:44:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 6 replies · 840+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 31, 2005 | Harvey Klehr
    What have we learned about J. Robert Oppenheimer? American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin Knopf, 736 pp., $35 ALL THE NEW EVIDENCE FROM long-closed Russian archives, and declassified American projects like Venona, has settled many of the most vexing espionage cases of the Cold War. The Rosenbergs were guilty of spying; so, too, were Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, and the dozens of government employees whom Elizabeth Bentley accused of being Soviet agents. The only major controversy that remains concerns Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant scientist who oversaw the construction...
  • "Islam always spoke with the sword in the hand..."

    05/28/2005 9:59:50 AM PDT · by rosy_toes · 16 replies · 523+ views
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | May 27 2005 | Rah/Aki - I THINK
    Tehran, 27 May (AKI) - Hojatolislam Gholam Reza Hasani, a representative of Iran's supreme spiritual leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in Iranian Azerbaijan, has no doubts as to who to vote for in the next presidential elections on 17 June. "You need to vote for Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani," said Hasani. "This way we will finally be able to have for ourselves the atomic bomb to fairly stand up to Israeli weapons," said Hasani. "Freedom, democracy and stupidities of this type cannot be carried over to any part, and these concepts are out of sync with the principles of Islam,"...
  • Howard Hughes’s Last Hurrah (ridding commies from his RKO Studios)

    02/26/2005 4:22:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 2,628+ views
    NRO ^ | February 25, 2005 | John Meroney
    The Aviator on National Review Online E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version February 25, 2005, 3:14 p.m. Howard Hughes's Last HurrahWhat The Aviator misses. by John Meroney Fifty-three years ago this week, Howard Hughes found himself locked in a battle against powerful political forces he believed were bent on undermining the free-market system. The billionaire industrialist, airplane manufacturer, and filmmaker became so passionate about the fight that he summoned all his emotional and physical strength to overcome a crippling fear of the public so he could make his case for what he saw as...
  • Iran Will Know How to Build Bomb in 6 Months - Israel

    02/16/2005 8:19:44 AM PST · by rang1995 · 30 replies · 821+ views
    reuters ^ | 2/16/05 | Andrew Cawthorne
    Iran Will Know How to Build Bomb in 6 Months - Israel Feb 16, 8:17 AM (ET) By Andrew Cawthorne LONDON (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday arch-foe Iran was just six months away from having the knowledge to build an atomic bomb, as Tehran accused the United States of using satellites "and other tools" to spy on its nuclear sites. The Israeli warning followed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's call last week for Iran to abandon any pursuit of nuclear weapons and meet its international obligations if it was to be sure of avoiding conflict. "The question is not...
  • 1991 Gulf War stopped Baghdad's atomic and biological weapons, top Iraqi scientist says

    01/27/2005 8:09:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,175+ views
    AP ^ | 1/27/5 | DOUG MELLGREN
    OSLO, Norway -- A scientist considered the father of Iraq's nuclear program said Thursday that his nation would have developed atomic weapons in the early 1990s had Saddam Hussein not ordered the invasion of Kuwait. The invasion sparked the U.S.-led Operation Desert Storm in 1991, which drove Iraq out of Kuwait and marked the end of Baghdad's nuclear and biological weapons program, said Jafar Dhia Jafar, the scientific head of Iraq's nuclear weapons program. "By the end of 1990, about 8,000 people were involved directly or indirectly in the nuclear program," said Jafar, presenting his new Norwegian-language book, "Oppdraget", which...
  • WSJ: Democracy for Iran The students could use some U.S. encouragement.

    12/08/2004 5:15:06 AM PST · by OESY · 1 replies · 372+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 8, 2004 | Editorial
    We keep reading that there are "no good options" for diminishing the threat of Iran's nuclear program. And certainly preemptive military strikes are an imperfect solution at best, though the option has to be kept on the table. But that still doesn't explain why the Bush Administration has been so reluctant to support Iranians who want to overthrow the bomb-building mullahs. Opposition to the Islamic Republic remains alive and well in Iran, despite the best efforts of Supreme Leader Ali Khameini and his loyal ayatollahs to kill it. On Monday the ineffectual Mohammed Khatami, the outgoing "reformist" president, was heckled...
  • SciFi: What a Kerry presidency might mean

    10/11/2004 4:34:01 PM PDT · by directorblue · 5 replies · 252+ views
    DirectorBlue Blog ^ | directorblue
    Warning: graphic.
  • Atomic Activity in North Korea Raises Concerns (latest edition notes 2.5 mile diameter mush. cloud)

    09/11/2004 10:46:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 804+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2004 | DAVID E. SANGER and WILLIAM J. BROAD
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 - President Bush and his top advisers have received intelligence reports in recent days describing a confusing series of actions by North Korea that some experts believe could indicate the country is preparing to conduct its first test explosion of a nuclear weapon, according to senior officials with access to the intelligence. While the indications were viewed as serious enough to warrant a warning to the White House, American intelligence agencies appear divided about the significance of the new North Korean actions, much as they were about the evidence concerning Iraq's alleged weapons stockpiles. Some analysts in...
  • "When can we have that bomb?”

    08/06/2004 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 33 replies · 1,222+ views
    It was the afternoon of August 5, 1945. To a group of six hundred army officers assigned to the Hiroshima garrison, Professor Yoshitaka Mimura of Hiroshima Bunri University, a theoretical physicist, was explaining the scientific possibilities of new weapons which might reverse the tide of war. Japan had little Navy or Air Force left. Within months a massive invasion of the home islands seemed likely. “Could you tell us, sir”, a young lieutenant colonel asked, “what an atomic bomb is? Is there any possibility that the bomb will be deployed by the end of this war?” Mimura chalked a rough...
  • Hiroshima mayor lashes out at U.S. on 59th anniversary of atomic bombing

    08/05/2004 5:58:18 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 157 replies · 10,517+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 06 Aug 04 | Shinya Ajima
    Friday, August 6, 2004 at 08:51 JST HIROSHIMA — Hiroshima on Friday morning marked the 59th anniversary of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of the city. An estimated 40,000 people attended the ceremony that started at 8 a.m. at the Peace Memorial Park in the downtown part of the western Japan city that was devastated in the world's first nuclear attack Aug 6, 1945, three days before the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. In his peace declaration, Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba voiced serious concern over the "egocentric worldview" of the United States and moves in Japan to revise the country's pacifist...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Studies The Decision That Launched The ENOLA GAY - April 23rd, 2004

    04/23/2004 12:00:05 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 106 replies · 1,037+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Rosenberg Documentary Debuts at Sundance (More Nausea from Leftdance Film Fest!)

    01/22/2004 10:01:41 AM PST · by RightWingAtheist · 40 replies · 1,179+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Jan 21, 2004 | DAVID GERMAIN, AP Movie Writer
    By DAVID GERMAIN, AP Movie Writer PARK CITY, Utah - Few filmmakers examining their family history in a documentary would find themselves in the thick of the Academy Awards (news - web sites) race. When your grandparents are Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, though, the subject resonates far outside the immediate family. Ivy Meeropol's "Heir to an Execution" chronicles her effort to come to terms with the lives and deaths of her father's parents, executed as traitors in 1953 after being accused of relaying the secret of the atomic bomb to the Soviets. "I grew up with this. It was always...
  • Inquiry Suggests Pakistanis Sold Nuclear Secrets

    12/21/2003 10:09:21 PM PST · by bd476 · 32 replies · 457+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 22, 2003 | William J. Broad, David Rohde and David E. Sanger.
    "Inquiry Suggests Pakistanis Sold Nuclear Secrets" By THE NEW YORK TIMES Published: December 22, 2003 "Western agencies have been investigating Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan's bomb." This article is by William J. Broad, David Rohde and David E. Sanger. "WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 — A lengthy investigation of the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan, by American and European intelligence agencies and international nuclear inspectors has forced Pakistani officials to question his aides and openly confront evidence that the country was the source of crucial technology to enrich uranium for Iran, North Korea and other nations. Until...
  • Libya Seeks Reward for Scrapping Banned Weapons

    12/20/2003 8:13:08 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 38 replies · 646+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Saturday, December 20, 2003 | By Salah Sarrar
    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya made clear on Saturday it wanted to come in from the cold after decades as a pariah state, and the United States and Britain promised to reward its decision to abandon banned weapons programs. Almost 15 years to the day since its agents brought down a Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie, Muammar Gaddafi's state opened the prospect of an end to sanctions and a return of U.S. oil firms with a pledge on Friday to stop seeking weapons of mass destruction. Britain said it had been close to an atomic bomb. Some U.S. officials cautioned that...
  • Ugly History Hides in Plain Sight

    12/17/2003 8:05:00 AM PST · by boris · 40 replies · 308+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12-17-2003 | Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
    The Smithsonian's display of the Enola Gay bomber sidesteps any controversy over the atomic attacks on Japan. By Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin are co-authors of a forthcoming biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf. This week, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum unveiled a fully restored, finely polished artifact of World War II — a Boeing B-29 "Superfortress." This particular airplane — the Enola Gay — is the centerpiece of the museum's sleek new $311-million annex. [snip] Of course there is, and the museum's brief label provides a...
  • Smithsonian 'Enola Gay' Exhibit 'Bombs Again' As Anti-War Activists Decry Hiroshima Omission

    11/05/2003 7:41:44 AM PST · by the_greatest_country_ever · 234 replies · 619+ views
    The New York Times | November 2, 2003
    Smithsonian 'Enola Gay' Exhibit 'Bombs Again' As Anti-War Activists Decry Hiroshima Omission Criticism Meets New Exhibit of Plane That Carried A-BombBy ELIZABETH OLSON WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 — When officials at the Smithsonian Institution unveiled a new home for the World War II bomber the Enola Gay in August, they had hoped to avoid the kind of controversy that had previously plagued efforts to exhibit the airplane that carried the first atomic bomb. Not likely. Now a group of scholars, writers, activists and others have signed a petition criticizing the exhibit for labeling the Enola Gay as "the largest and...