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  • Palestinian Jihad Representative: In a Future War, Half the Galilee Will Fall within 72 Hours

    01/28/2015 6:55:18 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 51 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1/19/15 | Al-Jadid/New TV (Lebanon)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Abu Imad Al-Rifai, Palestinian Islamic Jihad Representative in Lebanon, which aired on Al-Jadeed/New TV on January 19, 2015: Abu Imad Al-Rifai: When the Syrians see that there is a war between Israel and the [Syrian] regime, a large part of the opposition will stand alongside the regime, and fight the Israeli enemy. […] We are part of the resistance, and we will be at the middle of the fighting with the Israeli enemy if it breaks out. Within 72 hours, half of the Galilee will have fallen into the hands of the resistance,...
  • LBJ’s 1964 attack ad ‘Daisy’ leaves a legacy for modern campaigns

    09/07/2014 5:48:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 5 | Drew Babb
    Fifty years ago, on Sept. 7, 1964, a political ad called “Daisy” aired on behalf of President Lyndon Johnson. The commercial opened with a little girl in a meadow, then a horrific nuclear blast filled the screen. We’ve been feeling the fallout ever since. It was only a minute long. The paid ad ran on national television only once, and only on one network, NBC. But that’s all it took.
  • Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan Was Imperative

    08/14/2014 8:21:40 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 25 replies
    Self | August 14, 2014 | Self
    We now mark the 69th anniversary of VJ-Day preceded by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW II. The generations which made the decisions for World War II have passed away. The generation which faced the tragic violence required for carrying out those decisions is rapidly leaving us. As this personal knowledge becomes ever rarer, we must increasingly listen without response to revisionist contra-factual analyses expounding about what a needless, tragic and profoundly immoral decision the United States had made. The arguments advanced display a pleasing, deliberate ignorance which burnishes this peculiar new morality. However, these views...
  • Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan Was Imperative

    08/09/2014 6:48:04 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 21 replies
    Self | August 9, 2014 | Self
    We now mark the 69th anniversary of dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW II. The generations which made the decisions for World War II have passed away. The generation which faced the tragic violence required for carrying out those decisions is rapidly leaving us. As this personal knowledge becomes ever rarer, we must increasingly listen without response to revisionist contra-factual analyses expounding about what a needless, tragic and profoundly immoral decision the United States had made. The arguments advanced display a pleasing, deliberate ignorance which burnishes this peculiar new morality. However, these views can be countered...
  • Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan Was Imperative

    08/06/2014 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 63 replies
    Self | August 6, 2014 | Self
    We now mark the 69th anniversary of dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW II. The generations which made the decisions for World War II have passed away. The generation which faced the tragic violence required for carrying out those decisions is rapidly leaving us. As this personal knowledge becomes ever rarer, we must increasingly listen without response to revisionist contra-factual analyses expounding about what a needless, tragic and profoundly immoral decision the United States had made. The arguments advanced display a pleasing, deliberate ignorance which burnishes this peculiar new morality. However, these views can be countered...
  • The Atomic Bomb: It Was Always Right

    08/02/2014 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 251 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Larry Provost
    This week Major Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving Veteran of the Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, joined the rest of his comrades. His passing is a reminder of why using the atomic bomb was the right thing. In August 1945 the Allied Powers, led by the United States, were at war with Imperial Japan in the latter days of World War II. Japan would not give up. For every ten thousand Japanese soldiers that were killed by the Allies only a minuscule amount gave up; usually in the single digits. We were at...
  • Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan was Unavoidable

    08/05/2012 1:27:24 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 46 replies
    Self | August 5, 2012 | Self
    Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan Unavoidable We now mark the 67th anniversary of dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW II. Once again we must listen to the contra-factual analysis of revisionists as they expound on what a needless, tragic and profoundly immoral decision the United States had made. In support of dropping the atomic bombs historians often cite the inevitability of horrifying casualties, if troops had landed on the home islands. They extrapolate from 48,000 American and 230,000 Japanese losses on Okinawa to estimates of 500,000 American and millions of Japanese casualties for mainland invasions. However,...
  • U.S. bombs remain in Europe

    05/11/2010 9:09:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 63 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/22/2010 | Charles J. Hanley
    Unseen beyond the grazing Holsteins and rolling pastures of eastern Belgium, the 12-foot-long tapered metal cylinders sit in their underground vaults, waiting for the doomsday call that never came. Each packs the power of many Hiroshimas. America's oldest nuclear weapons -- unwanted, outdated, a legacy of the 20th century -- are now the focus of a political struggle that could shake the NATO alliance in the 21st. The questions hanging over the B-61 bombs, an estimated 200 of them on six air bases across Europe, relate to not just why they're still here but how safe and secure they are....
  • Europe's Secret Nuclear Weapons: What Should NATO Do?

    12/02/2009 8:01:16 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 1,378+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 12/02/2009 | Eben Harrell
    Is Italy capable of delivering a thermonuclear strike? Could the Belgians and the Dutch drop hydrogen bombs on enemy targets? And what about Germany - a country where fear of atomkraft is so great that the last government opposed all civilian nuclear power? Germany's air force couldn't possibly be training to deliver bombs 13 times more powerful than the one that destroyed Hiroshima, could it? It is Europe's dirty secret that the list of nuclear-capable countries extends beyond those - Britain and France - who have built their own weapons. Nuclear bombs are stored on air-force bases in Italy, Belgium,...
  • Obama Refuses to Defend U.S. Atomic Bombings of Japan to end WWII; Rush Limbaugh Reacts - Videos

    11/13/2009 8:19:19 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 1,514+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 13, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of President Obama in Japan today where he refused to defend the U.S. dropping of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II. A Japanese reporter put him on the spot by asking him if he wanted to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki while in office, and asked him if he thought the dropping of the bombs "was the right decision." Obama said he would find it "meaningful" to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but that he has no immediate travel plans. The reporter tried to ask the "was it right" question again, and instead Obama...
  • Uranium Centrifuges and Uranium Bombs

    11/04/2009 8:17:59 PM PST · by Cindy · 29 replies · 1,152+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | November 4, 2009 12:48 PM | By ROBERT BARRY
    Iran reports having thousands of centrifuges spinning away to make fuel for their upcoming power reactors. Others think that Iran has it in mind to make weapons material using those same centrifuges. In fact, Iran could divert just 1% of its centrifuge production and have enough weapons-grade material to make a few bombs per year. The arithmetic is provided here below. Note: I was with Westinghouse civilian nuclear power for 30 years as a registered professional engineer with nuclear specialization. I hold a doctorate in engineering. All information here is unclassified." Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2009/11/uranium_centrifuges_and_uraniu.php
  • Statement by the President on Beginning of Negotiations on Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

    05/30/2009 12:56:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 443+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | May 29, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The folllowing text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 29, 2009 Statement by the President on Beginning of Negotiations on Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty There is no greater security challenge in the world today than turning the tide on nuclear-proliferation, and pursuing the goal of a nuclear-free world. I welcome today’s important agreement at the Conference on Disarmament to begin negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty, which will end production of fissile materials for use in atomic bombs. As I announced in Prague, a verified...
  • The Russian Nuclear Bomb In Washington, DC

    08/22/2002 5:06:11 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 39 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Memory Hole ^ | Russ Kick
    In its 12 Nov 2001 issue, Time ran this brief article on page 31. Hugh Sidey—the magazine's Washington Contributing Editor—has been covering the presidency for Life and Time since 1957. In this snippet, he reveals that JFK told him in 1961 that the Soviet Union has a nuclear bomb in its embassy in Washington, DC. In my book, this counts as a major revelation, yet there are several factors that indicate that this piece was created in a way that minimizes its impact. And that's exactly what happened: minimal impact. A sitting president told a White House reporter that...
  • Iranian Leader Rules Out Halt in Uranium Enrichment

    10/28/2004 1:48:40 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 273+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2004 | Susanna Loof Associated Press
    VIENNA, Oct. 27 -- Iran's supreme leader threatened Wednesday to pull out of negotiations if European countries press their demand for total suspension of uranium enrichment, as a new round of talks ended without an agreement to avert the possible threat of U.N. sanctions. Britain, France and Germany are trying to work out a deal that would defuse Western concerns about Iran's nuclear program, which the United States says aims to develop nuclear weapons. The Europeans are offering Iran incentives -- a trade deal and civilian nuclear technology, including a light-water research reactor -- in return for a halt in...
  • THE ISLAMIC BOMB

    02/17/2004 2:56:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 344+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 17, 2004 | BERNARD-HENRI LEVY
    <p>Abdul Qadeer Khan We've not yet seen all the fallout from Pakistan's nuclear proliferation.</p> <p>PARIS--We observed the Abdul Qadeer Khan affair, the incredible story of this Pakistani nuclear scientist who delivered over 15 years--freely and with impunity--his most sensitive secrets to Libya, Iran and North Korea. Then we learned that President Musharraf in person, after an interview from which little or nothing has been divulged, ended up granting Khan his "pardon." Case closed? End of story? That's what the American administration, falling oddly in step with the official Pakistani doctrine, would have us believe. But knowing something of the case--and being the first French observer, to my knowledge, to have tried to alert public opinion to the extreme gravity of the situation--I believe that we are only at the very beginning this story.</p>
  • Activists Mark 1953 Rosenberg Execution

    06/17/2003 11:50:51 AM PDT · by DPB101 · 75 replies · 946+ views
    Dayton Daily News/Associated Press ^ | 6/17/03 | JIM FITZGERALD
    OSSINING, N.Y. (AP)--Pete Seeger was in New York City's Union Square in 1953 along with 5,000 other supporters of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg as the hour of the couple's execution drew near. ``We were waiting and hoping Eisenhower would give a last-minute reprieve,'' says Seeger, now 84. ``We learned that wouldn't happen, and then a great sigh, a great wail went up from the crowd when the time came and we knew they'd been executed.'' On the 50th anniversary of the execution Thursday, Seeger, Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte and other show business activists will appear at a benefit for the...
  • Nukes: Scared to death (Ithaca barf alert)

    05/21/2002 4:06:39 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies · 196+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Tuesday, May 21, 2002 | Fred Elmer
    <p>A recently revealed government proposal known as the Nuclear Posture Review was authored jointly by our Departments of Defense and Energy, the agencies charged with providing the U.S. with its nuclear arsenal.</p> <p>At present, the administration favors developing and deploying a new generation of more versatile, tactical nuclear weapons, thus in effect breaking down the now existing firewall between battlefield weapons and the ultimate doomsday weapon of last resort.</p>