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  • Iran 'backs US military contacts' to fight Islamic State

    09/05/2014 7:22:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 5, 2014
    Iran's Supreme Leader has approved co-operation with the US as part of the fight against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, sources have told BBC Persian. Ayatollah Khamenei has authorised his top commander to co-ordinate military operations with the US, Iraqi and Kurdish forces, sources in Tehran say. Iran has traditionally opposed US involvement in Iraq, an Iranian ally. However, Shia Iran sees the extremist Sunni IS group, which views Shias as heretics, as a serious threat.
  • Iran connection: Why are Gaza rockets reaching so deep into Israel?

    07/09/2014 2:44:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Howard LaFranchi
    A recent United Nations report, still classified, confirms that Iran is implicated in exporting longer-range missiles to the region, such as the M-302 rockets launched from Gaza. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. — Evidence that Hamas is firing more sophisticated weapons at Israel – including longer-range rockets – than in past conflicts is focusing a new light on Iran’s role in arming the militant organization....
  • Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea

    07/02/2014 8:53:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2014 11:35 PM EDT | Eric Talmadge
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday his government will lift some of its sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s decision to create a committee to investigate the fate of at least a dozen Japanese who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s. Abe said he was satisfied the committee has the mandate to carry out a serious investigation into the abductions, though previous deals with the North have fallen through. Japan will continue to abide by UN-sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs. …
  • Iran Secretly Sending Drones and Supplies into Iraq, U.S. Officials Say

    06/25/2014 8:18:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITT
    BRUSSELS — Iran is directing surveillance drones over Iraq from an airfield in Baghdad and is secretly supplying Iraq with tons of military equipment, supplies and other assistance, American officials said. Tehran has also deployed an intelligence unit there to intercept communications, the officials said. The secret Iranian programs are part of a broader effort by Tehran to gather intelligence and help Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki’s government in its struggle against Sunni militants with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the head of Iran’s paramilitary Quds Force, has visited Iraq at least twice to help...
  • Andrea Mitchell Claims Iran an 'American Ally' Before Bush Gave 'Axis of Evil' Speech

    01/28/2014 4:08:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    In a shocking declaration on her 1 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell asserted that one of America's fiercest enemies was actually a friend to the U.S. before George W. Bush came along: "Up until that moment, Iran was cooperating with the United States on the border of Afghanistan, it was post-9/11, Iran was more or less an American ally. By being included in the Axis of Evil, it turned the Iranian government in a completely different direction." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] The topic came up when The Washington Post's...
  • A great ad from 2012 – that no one heard…

    12/30/2013 8:24:59 AM PST · by mononymous · 6 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 12/30/2013 | Mononymous1
    Text of ad; audio at link: “Ten years ago, America’s greatest threats were from Islamic terrorists and an axis of evil. While these still remain, they are now joined by something more insidious, more subversive and more threatening to our way of life. They are the new axis of evil, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and a propagandizing media Hitler would have envied. The enemy is now within and they’ve made tremendous progress since 2008. This November, say no more and no thanks to hoax and change, choose freedom and preserve America. Thank you.”
  • North Korea issues threat to South Korea to ‘strike mercilessly without notice’—by FAX

    12/22/2013 2:32:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:17 EST, 21 December 2013 | Jill Reilly
    North Korea has sent a fax to South Korea threatening to “strike mercilessly without notice” after protests against the secretive regime. The message warned that North Korea would strike if “the provocation against our highest dignity is to be repeated in the downtown of Seoul.” The fax addresses protests earlier this week in which conservative protesters rallied in Seoul, burning effigies of the country’s leaders as well as its flag during an anti-North Korean rally on the second death anniversary of former leader Kim Jong Il. …
  • As ties warm, EU Parliament delegation visits Iran

    12/12/2013 11:14:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2013 1:25 AM EST
    A European Parliament delegation has arrived in Iran, the first visit to Tehran by the EU’s legislative institution in more than six years. […] The visit is a sign of warming ties in the wake of an interim deal reached in November in Geneva between the Islamic Republic and six world powers to ease some sanctions on Iran for a series of nuclear concessions. …
  • Steam, water may show North Korea trying to restart reactor: IAEA

    11/30/2013 9:57:00 AM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies ^ | 11/28/13 | Fredrik Dahl
    (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday it had seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be seeking to restart a reactor that experts say would be capable of making plutonium for atomic bombs.
  • French, Iranian FMs: Iran nuclear deal reached

    11/23/2013 8:36:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 23, 2013 | By GEORGE JAHN and DEB RIECHMANN
    Iran struck a historic nuclear deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, in the most significant development between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement between the two nations. Obama hailed the deal as putting ‘‘substantial limitations’’ on a nuclear program that the United States and its allies fear could be turned to nuclear weapons use. ‘‘While today’s announcement is just a first step, it achieves a great deal,’’ Obama said. ‘‘For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of...
  • U.S. threatened with 'heaviest damage in history' (Iran threatens war as Obama surrenders)

    11/13/2013 9:37:15 AM PST · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    WND ^ | 11/12/13 | Reza Kahlili
    General: 'Slightest military mistake' could set off Iran's 'capabilities' In a pointed message to Washington, the second in just days, an Iranian general has warned of great destruction being delivered to the United States. “The Americans’ catch-phrase ‘the military option is on the table’ (over the nuclear issue) is a bluff,” said Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces. “They are aware of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s capabilities. The slightest military mistake against Iran will make the Americans witness the heaviest damage in their history in their own eyes,” the semi-official Fars News Agency reported...
  • Obama says Iran a year or more from nuclear weapon capability

    10/05/2013 7:59:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2013 | by Roberta Rampton
    The United States believes Iran is a year or a more away from being able to produce a nuclear weapon, President Barack Obama said in an interview with the Associated Press released on Saturday, although he described the estimate as "conservative." "Our assessment continues to be a year or more away, and in fact, actually our estimate is probably more conservative than the estimates of Israeli intelligence services," Obama said in reply to a question about the U.S. intelligence assessment of Iran's ability to produce nuclear weapons. Obama has directed U.S. officials to try to work out an agreement with...
  • Iran denounces Obama comments on possible strikes

    09/17/2013 8:20:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    AFP News ^ | September 17, 2013
    Iran on Tuesday denounced US President Barack Obama for keeping the "threat" of military force on the table to coerce the Islamic state into curbing its controversial nuclear activities. "It is a source of regret that he still uses the language of threat after we told them to replace it with one of respect," Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told reporters. In an earlier statement, Afkham said it was "unjustifiable" that the White House could "violate international rules and the UN charter to cater to the interests of lobbies by resorting to the military option."
  • US army chief, visiting Israel, stresses ‘joint security interests’

    08/14/2013 9:17:04 AM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 14, 2013, 1:31 pm | Stuart Winer
    Photo credit Israel Ministry of Defense Visiting US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey met with top Israeli military brass on Wednesday to discuss regional cooperation and the strengthening of military ties between Israel and the US. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon stressed the central role that Iran was playing in current events and the need for Israel to remain vigilant. “The instability in the Middle East is due, in part, to the Iranian regime, which is involved in every conflict in the area,” he said. “We also need to be prepared for a prolonged conflict...
  • White House: Jimmy Carter Taking ‘Private Trip’ to North Korea

    07/30/2013 12:23:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/2013, 6:46 PM | Rina Tzvi
    The White House confirmed on Monday that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is traveling to North Korea, but sought to distance itself from his visit, calling it a “private trip.” … Carter had previously announced that he was planning on traveling to North Korea in an effort to secure the release of American citizen Kenneth Bae, who is being held by the regime. …
  • (Pontifex Maximus ... NOT!) Kim Jong Un Building 'Mini World' with Replica Big Ben & Eiffel Tower

    04/29/2013 6:53:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 29, 2013 | THE SUN
    Kim Jong Un building 'mini world' with replica Big Ben and Eiffel Tower Chubby tyrant Kim Jong Un is building a “miniature world” in North Korea – with a replica of London's Big Ben at its heart. The dictator is set to open the theme park in capital Pyongyang – and has included the iconic clock tower. The new attraction, which opens this year, will also boast a copy of Paris’ Eiffel Tower. The secretive state famously doesn’t allow its citizens to leave the country – so it appears Jong Un has decided to bring the world to his people....
  • Ahmadinejad: Chavez Will Return With Jesus and 12th Imam

    03/06/2013 8:57:08 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | March 6, 2013 | The Algemeiner
    Ahmadinejad: Chavez Will Return With Jesus and 12th Imam A day after his death, Hugo Chavez is already being touted as a martyr and a messiah by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who equated the now deceased Venezuelan leader to Jesus and Shiite Islam’s 12th imam Wednesday, saying, “I have no doubt that he will return, along with the righteous Jesus and the perfect human.” Ahmadinejad also reiterated claims made by Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro that Chavez died of a “suspect illness” but didn’t go as far as Maduro had in equating Chavez’s death to that of late Palestinian Liberation...
  • Iranian Nuclear Chief Observed Korean Nuke Test

    02/18/2013 10:18:30 AM PST · by edpc · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 18 Feb 2013 | JPost Staff
    The alleged father of Iran's nuclear program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, is believed to have been present in North Korea last week in order to observe its third nuclear test, Britain's The Sunday Times reported citing Western intelligence sources. According to the sources, Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi was responsible for the development of a warhead "small enough to fit on to one of the ballistic missiles developed by Iran from North Korean prototypes," the report stated.
  • Israeli expert: Iran could have bomb in 4-6 months

    02/04/2013 9:01:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 3:32 PM EST
    A former chief of Israeli military intelligence says Iran could develop a nuclear weapon within the next four to six months. Amos Yadlin says Iran already has all the necessary components needed to build a nuclear bomb. … Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Iran could pass the threshold Israel could no longer tolerate by this spring or summer. …
  • N. Korea Says S. Korean Gov’t is “A Group of Rats” that “Must Be Eradicated”

    01/05/2013 4:15:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    The North Korean Committee for Peaceful Reunification called South Korean President Lee Myung Bak and ministry officials “a group of rats” and said South Korea will only experience security when the rats are “completely eradicated.” … The North Korean statement also called the Lee government officials “confrontation maniacs,” who are in direct opposition to the North Korean “desire for peace and unification.” …
  • ‘Iran, Russia, China, Syria to launch biggest joint war game in Mideast’

    06/18/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT · by Errant · 54 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | 18 June, 2012
    TEHRAN – An informed source has announced that Iran, Russia, China, and Syria plan to stage a joint war game in Syria in the near future, the Persian service of the Fars News Agency reported on Monday. 90,000 forces from the four countries will be involved in the war game, the informed source said. No official from the countries has confirmed the news report, but a Syrian official, who spoke on conditional anonymity, announced that the joint war game will be launched in Syria.
  • EU tells defiant Iran it "must" suspend atom activity

    05/07/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 7, 2012 2:29pm EDT | Fredrik Dahl and Justyna Pawlak
    The European Union told Iran on Monday it must suspend uranium enrichment, a few days after the Islamic state ruled out doing just that, as Tehran and the West engaged in diplomatic shadow-boxing ahead of nuclear talks this month. The United States called on Iran to take "urgent practical steps" to build confidence during negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear program, which Washington and its allies suspect is a bid to develop an atomic bomb capability. Iran, attending an international conference in Vienna alongside its Western foes, for its part accused the United States of supporting Israel's atomic activities....
  • 'Axis of Evil' turns 10

    04/03/2012 1:42:38 PM PDT · by lward99 · 2 replies
    Times247 ^ | 4/3/12 | Times247
    Ten years ago, President George W. Bush famously referred to Iran, Iraq and North Korea as "the axis of evil." Ridiculed in the press at the time, his words now appear to be prescient. Iran threatens Israel and the world with its nuclear ambitions, North Korea continues to destabilize the Pacific with its military posturing, and al Qaeda in Iraq continues to terrorize innocent civilians, even in the absence of American soldiers.
  • North Korea begins fuelling rocket: report

    03/28/2012 10:43:44 PM PDT · by U-238 · 15 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 3/29/2012 | AFP
    North Korea has begun fuelling a rocket for a launch that the West considers a missile test, a Japanese newspaper reported on Thursday, citing a source "close to the government" in Pyongyang. "The launch is coming closer. The possibility is high that the launch date will be set for April 12 or 13," the source said according to the Tokyo Shimbun in a report from Seoul. It cited the source as saying that North Korea had begun injecting liquid fuel into the rocket. The paper also said a diplomatic source had confirmed that North Korea has moved the rocket to...
  • Bin Laden Zombie Film Coming This Summer

    02/12/2012 8:56:51 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 8 , 2012 | RANDY KREIDER
    Bin Laden Zombie Film Coming This Summer A Utah production company announced today that it has shot a movie based on the premise that Osama bin Laden rises from his watery grave and leads an army of zombie terrorists in a violent jihad of the undead. In the feature-length film, "Osombie: The Axis of Evil Dead," a NATO Special Forces unit races to defeat zombie bin Laden and his flesh-seeking militia, while also stopping the infection from spreading to even more terrorist corpses. According to the film's executive producer, Kynan Griffin, the script was written before the real al Qaeda...
  • Harsh Punishments for Poor Mourning (North Korea - The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves)

    01/13/2012 3:37:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 2012-01-11 | Choi Song Min
    Harsh Punishments for Poor Mourning The North Korean authorities have completed the criticism sessions which began after the mourning period for Kim Jong Il and begun to punish those who transgressed during the highly orchestrated mourning events. Daily NK learned from a source from North Hamkyung Province on January 10th, “The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn't seem genuine.” Furthermore, the source added that people who are accused of circulating rumors criticizing...
  • Three Pakistani Men Plead Guilty to Terror Charges

    09/14/2011 3:30:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SNIPPET: "Three Pakistani men pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism-related charges of supporting the Pakistani Taliban, according to a release from the U.S. Justice Department. At a hearing before U.S. District Judge John Bates in the District of Columbia, Irfan Ul Haq, Qasim Ali, and Zahid Yousaf pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to provide material support to the Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Ul Haq, Ali, and Yousaf were arrested in Miami on March 13 and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling. The three men allegedly ran an alien smuggling operation out...
  • Giant Rabbits and Double Rainbows: The 10 Most Insane Delusions of Kim Jong-il

    12/19/2011 12:34:25 PM PST · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Gawker ^ | December 18, 2011 | Seth Abramovitch
    With the death of Kim Jong-il, the world loses one of the greatest self-aggrandizing fantasists of all time. Here are ten of the craziest Jong-il stories floating out there: 1. North Korean schools teach children that Jong-il's birth was "supernatural." He was born in a log cabin inside a secret base on the sacred Mt. Paekdu, the story goes, and his arrival was accompanied by the apparition of a new star. The seasons then spontaneously changed from winter to spring, and a double-rainbow appeared, followed by a talking iceberg. (Western accounts say he was born in a guerrilla camp in...
  • 25 People Who Thought Lil Kim Died

    12/19/2011 12:26:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 12/19/2011 | Matt Stopera
    (ad nauseam)
  • McCain says Kim Jong Il in a 'warm corner in hell'

    12/19/2011 11:46:52 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 19, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain says the world is better off now that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died, and predicted the dictator would join the likes of Adolf Hitler "in a warm corner in hell." McCain's political colleagues, including GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, have joined the prominent and outspoken senator in saying bluntly that Kim will not be missed after decades of oppression and threatening the world with his nuclear program.
  • Anyone Can Become Kim Jong Il

    12/19/2011 12:08:58 PM PST · by Shout Bits · 6 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 12/19/2011 | Shout Bits
    The world has been spared another day's company with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Even among his evil peers, Mr. Kim's atrocities stand out. His despotism starved millions of Koreans to death while he developed a reputation as an epicurean. He literally stole Korean and Japanese babies from their parents to train them as spy moles for the communist regime. He sold nuclear weapons technology to state terrorists that are sworn enemies of the US and Israel. He committed various capricious acts of war, including shelling defenseless civilian island homes. As with other evil men, like Mao, Pol Pot,...
  • 50 fascinating facts: Kim Jong-il and North Korea

    12/19/2011 12:09:33 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12-19-11 | telegraph uk
    1 --According to his biography, he first picked up a golf club in 1994, at North Korea's only golf course, and shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one. Satisfied with his performance, he reportedly immediately declared his retirement from the sport.
  • N. Korea test-fires short-range missiles: report

    12/19/2011 6:48:12 AM PST · by pgkdan · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | 12/19/11
    North Korea test-fired two short-range missiles off its east coast on Monday, the same day it announced the death of leader Kim Jong-Il, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said.
  • The worm doesn't know any better." oppressed N. Koreans "wheep."

    12/19/2011 6:40:32 AM PST · by Milagros · 9 replies
    "The worm doesn't know any better." oppressed N. Koreans "wheep." (BBC News - Distraught North Koreans cry over Kim Jong-il's death have pity on these miserable millions of starved (" North Korean starvation detailed. Defectors reveal tales of widespread malnutrition and censorship under current regime, and the daring humanitarian work of one anonymous local pastor" By JOHN IWASAKI, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER Published 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2003. | "The last wave," Adam Bernstein December 20, 2011., oppressed under one of the most brutalized regimes today.Just like the Iranians are under the 'Islamic Revolution,' or the Arab-Palestinians...
  • Kim Jong-il is dead [Main Thread]

    12/18/2011 7:13:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 959 replies · 2+ views
    Kim Jong-il is dead
  • Source: Hundreds of N. Korean nuclear and missile experts working in Iran

    11/13/2011 4:54:46 PM PST · by Just4Him · 18 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | 11/13/2011 | Kim Kwang-tae
    SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- Hundreds of North Korean nuclear and missile experts have been collaborating with their Iranian counterparts in more than 10 locations across the Islamic state, a diplomatic source said Sunday. The revelation lends credence to long-held suspicions that North Korea was helping Iran with a secret nuclear and missile program. It also represents a new security challenge to the international community as it seeks to curb the nuclear ambitions of Pyongyang and Tehran, and thwart trading of nuclear and missile technology. North Korea has long been suspected of being behind nuclear and missile proliferation in Iran,...
  • Ron Paul Ignores Iran's Treachery (GOP presidential candidate demonstrates appalling ignorance)

    11/11/2011 6:32:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/11/2011 | Reza Kahlili
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is demonstrating an appalling ignorance on the Iranian nuclear issue and the threat it poses to world security. In fact, several times during the recent GOP debates he blamed the animosity against the U.S. in the Middle East on America's foreign policy. Paul recently argued on "Fox News Sunday" that sanctions should be removed altogether to get Iran to act differently and that the U.S. response to Iran's nuclear pursuit was an "overreaction." He added that Iran does not pose a threat to either the U.S. or the region. The congressman from Texas insists that...
  • RAND Corp: Iran 8 weeks from the Bomb

    06/08/2011 8:35:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 08, 2011 | James Lewis
    According to a RAND report, the United States and the world have blown the chance to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon.  Half a year ago, US air strikes and a no-fly zone might have prevented a nuclear bomb in the hands of the martyrdom ideology of Khomeinist Iran.  That window has now slammed shut.  In about 8 weeks, the RAND report concludes, Iran will have the nuclear material for its first bomb. RAND Corporation's Gregory S. Jones believes that Iran has produced almost 40 kilograms of uranium enriched near 20% percent.  Jones suggests that air strikes can no longer stop Ahmadinejad's...
  • EDITORIAL: Wishing away Iranian nukes--The mullahs are working on the bomb, like it or not

    05/31/2011 5:41:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2011 | Editorial
    The Iranian nuclear threat is much ado about nothing, says reporter Seymour Hersh. Writing in the latest issue of the New Yorker, the professional left-wing cynic ignores numerous signs that the Islamic Republic is dead set on achieving nuclear-weapons capability and claims there is “a large body of evidence … suggesting that the United States could be in danger of repeating a mistake similar to the one made with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq eight years ago - allowing anxieties about the policies of a tyrannical regime to distort our estimations of the state’s military capacities and intentions.” For Mr. Hersh, it’s...
  • The Spring Revolution

    04/30/2011 5:07:34 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Spring Revolution By Ari Bussel Not much information is allowed out of Syria, other than pronunciations that “foreign elements are at work and must be quashed, while anyone peacefully protesting is protected.” Syria is launching an independent investigation as to the events unfolding, mimicking the UN inquiry. The results of both could not be further apart, teaching that the best defense is a good offense. Yesterday, a headline in an Israeli newspaper quoted a Syrian protestor calling for Israel to conquer Syria. The End of Days, a Syrian revolutionary looking for salvation from Israel? Clearly, no Arab is afraid...
  • Hollywood remake of Red Dawn spends $1m to change villains from Chinese to North Koreans

    03/20/2011 6:46:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:23 PM on 20th March 2011 | By Paul Thompson
    "Hollywood remake of Red Dawn spends $1m to change villains from Chinese to North Koreans... so as not to offend Beijing" Hollywood film-makers have changed the villains in a re-make of the film Red Dawn to avoid offending China and spoiling its chances of success at the box office. The original action film starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen featured Russian troops invading America. In the remake Chinese troops lead the invasion - but bosses at MGM studio are to spend more than $1 million on digital special effects to make it appear the invaders are from North Korea.
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad to visit India

    03/20/2011 8:10:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    The Hindu ^ | Monday, March 21, 2011 | unattributed ("Post"?)
    India's policy on Iran has been to maintain seemingly healthy but low-key relations, while conforming with UN Security Council Resolutions pertaining to Iran's nuclear development program... A senior Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official notified PolCouns on April 15 that Iranian President Ahmadinejad will visit India on April 29. The official said she was providing the Embassy with this information prior to the MEA informing even other agencies within the Indian government, and before the information was to become public. She noted that Prime Minister Singh had rejected previous requests either to visit Tehran or for Ahmadinejad to visit India,...
  • 'Israel outcome of years of plotting' (Ahmadimanutjob)

    02/15/2011 1:08:18 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    presstv ^ | Tuesday Feb 15, 201104:53 PM GM
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Israel is a regime born out of “several hundred years of plotting” to provide the West with a stronghold in the Middle East. “Many Western colonialists who aimed to gain domination over Muslim nations … but failed to gain long-term and permanent control, effectively established a base in the region” through creating the Israeli regime, ISNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying on Tuesday. The West is using Israel to “constantly sow discord among nations in the region in order to keep its grip over it,” he added. The remarks were made during a meeting with a...
  • Strategic Logic on the Korean Peninsula Headed Toward War

    12/08/2010 8:36:12 AM PST · by jhpigott · 17 replies
    Strategic Logic on the Korean Peninsula Headed Toward War 12/7/10 By Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS There is a real possibility of war on the Korean Peninsula. The cause is not a second North Korean invasion of the South like in June 1950, which was successfully deterred by U.S. and South Korean forces. The danger stems from two combustible trends: A North Korea which mistakenly believes it is invulnerable to retaliation due to its nascent nuclear capabilities, and a South Korea that feels increasingly compelled to react with military force to the string of ever more brash...
  • N. Korea: China Joins the Axis of Evil

    12/07/2010 8:03:29 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/07/10 | BRET STEPHENS
    China Joins the Axis of Evil Pyongyang's nuclear program would have been impossible without Beijing. BY BRET STEPHENS Last month, U.S. nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker paid his fourth visit to North Korea, where he was granted a tour of some of the hermit kingdom's nuclear facilities. Think WikiLeaks is bad? Compared to what the former director of the Los Alamos lab saw, it's nothing. Mr. Hecker was given a tour of a construction site where Pyongyang intends to build a 100-megawatt reactor. Next he was taken to a uranium enrichment facility. "The first look through the windows of the observation...
  • Red alert over bizarre North Korean plan to attack G20 summit with balloons filled chemical weapons

    11/13/2010 8:36:03 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Friday, November 12, 2010 | James Chapman
    A bizarre plot by North Korea to attack the G20 summit using balloons filled with biological or chemical weapons emerged last night. The claim that ageing tyrant Kim Jong-Il will attempt to disrupt the gathering -- attended by David Cameron and other world leaders -- has been taken seriously by Western diplomats. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked China, North Korea's chief ally, to rein in Kim. And security is now at red alert for the conference in the South Korean capital Seoul. Kim Jong-Un, Kim's third son and expected successor, is thought to have been ordered to...
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran will never recognize 'Zionist regime'

    09/21/2010 5:53:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies ^ | 9/21/10 | JORDANA HORN
    Iranian president makes comments on Israel, capitalism and the death penalty whilst on visit to New York for UN General Assembly. NEW YORK – Stating that Iran would never recognize the “Zionist regime,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke his mind freely on Monday and Tuesday while in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings, commenting on capitalism, the Holocaust and a potential war that “knows no limits” to various audiences. Ahmadinejad is to address the General Assembly on Thursday, but spoke to other audiences in the days leading up to his speech. Speaking before a group of Muslim...
  • Wikileaks documents: N. Korea sold missiles to al-Qaeda, Taliban

    07/27/2010 8:59:10 AM PDT · by Palter · 18 replies · 4+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 26 July 2010 | Jeff Stein
    A powerful Afghan insurgent leader and a man identified as Osama Bin Laden's financial adviser purchased ground-to-air missiles from North Korea in 2005, according to an uncorroborated U.S. intelligence report released by Wikileaks on Sunday. "On 19 November 2005, Hezb-Islami party leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar [sic] and Dr. Amin [no last name], Osama Bin Ladin's financial advisor, both flew to North Korea departing from Iran," the undated report said. "While in North Korea, the two confirmed a deal with the North Korean government for remote controlled rockets for use against American and coalition aircraft," said the report, whose origin could not...
  • North Korea-Iran Foreign Relations

    07/02/2010 1:48:07 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Iran Tracker ^ | 7/1/2010 | Ariel Farrar-Wellman, Robert Frasco
    In June 2009, the North Korean government congratulated Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his re-election. The de facto head of state, Kim Yong-Nam, said that he “sincerely wished [Ahmadinejad] success in his responsible work to frustrate pressure and interference of outsiders and build [an] independent and prosperous Iran." Kim also said that Ahmadinejad's electoral victory demonstrated the people’s support of the Iranian president and expressed his hope that Iran would succeed in countering foreign interference in its domestic affairs.[1] Nuclear: According to Kim Chong Ryong, North Korea’s ambassador to Tehran, Pyongyang supports Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear technology and recognizes...
  • USC To Leave Pac-10, Will Join Axis of Evil Conference (Satire)

    07/01/2010 4:28:33 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 3 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times/Bleacher Report ^ | June 29, 2010 | by The Sports Comedian
    SATIRE — Conference realignment has been the buzz word of the college football offseason and a huge source of confusion for most sports fans. To sum up the recent changes: Colorado left the Big 12 for the Pac-10, making the Pac-10 actually the Pac-11 and reducing the Big 12 down to the Big 11. Then the Big Ten (which really had 11 teams) added Nebraska making the Big Ten effectively the Big Twelve and leaving the conference formerly known as the Big 12 with just ten teams. Then Utah joined the Pac-11 to make it the Pac-12 and we thought...