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  • Doomsday Clock Set at 5 'Til Midnight (everyone can relax)

    01/16/2014 11:27:07 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 26 replies
    Live science ^ | January 14, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    The iconic Doomsday Clock remains poised at five minutes until midnight, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced today (Jan. 14). The clock is no doomsday device — rather, it's a visual metaphor for the danger of a "civilization-threatening technological catastrophe." Every year, the board analyzes international threats, particularly nuclear arsenals and climate change, and decides where the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock should rest. The closer it is to midnight, the closer the world is to doom. "As always, new technologies hold the promise of doing great good, supplying new sources of clean...
  • Surprise! Iran Has Nukes

    11/10/2011 8:24:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    If ever there was a time when "see, I told you so" was warranted, it is now as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports this week that Iran is close to developing a nuclear weapon. That so many in the State Department over several administrations could deceive themselves into believing claims by the Iranians that their intentions are nothing but peaceful and their sole objective is to develop more sources of electricity for their country reminds me of the Munich Agreement of 1938. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain met with Adolf Hitler, thought they had an agreement concerning Czechoslovakia,...
  • AP Exclusive: New Signs Of Syria-Pakistan Nuke Tie

    11/01/2011 2:47:42 AM PDT · by edpc · 6 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2011 | Desmond Butler & George Jahn
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.N. investigators have identified a previously unknown complex in Syria that bolsters suspicions that the Syrian government worked with A.Q. Khan, the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb, to acquire technology that could make nuclear arms. The buildings in northwest Syria closely match the design of a uranium enrichment plant provided to Libya when Moammar Gadhafi was trying to build nuclear weapons under Khan's guidance, officials told The Associated Press. The U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency also has obtained correspondence between Khan and a Syrian government official, Muhidin Issa, who proposed scientific cooperation and a visit to Khan's...
  • US's Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Being Dismantled

    10/25/2011 7:48:27 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 123 replies · 1+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | October 25, 2011 | BETSY BLANEY
    "The last of the nation's most powerful nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War. The final components of the B53 bomb will be broken down Tuesday at the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, the nation's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. The completion of the dismantling program is a year ahead of schedule, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, and aligns with President Barack Obama's goal...
  • Are B-52 Bombers Loaded With Nukes Heading To Iran?

    04/03/2011 11:07:00 AM PDT · by Strategy · 75 replies
    Defence Talk ^ | April 3, 2011
    Military planes loaded with nuclear weapons were flying around the US, could be getting ready to fly out to Iran.
  • Threats Claim Nuclear Bombs Hidden All Over U.S.

    03/30/2011 6:22:44 AM PDT · by library user · 217 replies · 2+ views
    CBS Chicago ^ | March 30, 2011 | Staff
    CHICAGO (CBS 2) – The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America. People who got them called the FBI and CBS 2′s Kristyn Hartman learned, the Bureau’s Chicago office is leading the investigation. FBI Special Agent Andre Zavala said, “Yes, they alarmed a lot of people.” Attorney Tracy Rizzo was alarmed. A number of days ago, an envelope, with a Chicago postmark and a hand-written address to her private investigations firm, came in the mail. The letter inside said, “The Al-Qaeda organization has planted 160 nuclear bombs...
  • Reagan Aide Perle: START 'Seriously Flawed'

    12/21/2010 12:41:19 PM PST · by Qbert · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/16/2010 | Dan Weil & Ashley Martella
    Instead of pressuring reluctant Republican senators for rapid ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, the Obama administration should just drop it, says Richard Perle, a key architect of President Ronald Reagan’s strategy to end the Cold War. “It’s a seriously flawed treaty,” Perle, now a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, says during an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. “It’s certainly not the kind of treaty Ronald Reagan fought for and accomplished.” The pact is very weak on verification, he says. “For example, our right to inspections is limited to sites the Russians declare . . ....
  • SOUTH KOREA CONSIDERS INTRODUCING US TACTICAL NUKES FOR DEFENSE IN VIEW OF N.KOREA (NEW) NUKE PLANT

    11/21/2010 10:14:28 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 63 replies
    Nikkei Shimbun (in Japanese) ^ | 22 November 2010 | Shimao Kitao, Journalist
    KIM TAE YON made the statement just now in S. Korean Parliament (budget committee) that this is due to the just released information that North Korea has been building a light water nuclear reactor at amazing speed, details just released to the world and satellite photos also revealed.Minister of Defense of South Korea Kim stated that this is to put a halt to North Korean nuclear weapons ambition, and is now being considered, which will go back on South Korea's committment in 1991 under President Roh Tae Woo to never manufacturer, house or use nuclear weapons in South Korea.
  • North Koreans unveil vast plant for nuclear use

    11/20/2010 7:23:02 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 7 replies
    NYT via MSNBC ^ | Nov 20, 2010 | DAVID E. SANGER
    North Koreans unveil vast plant for nuclear use New challenge for Obama when his disarmament push is in peril at home
  • Nuking Oil Well Gains Popular Support

    05/31/2010 11:05:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 1,390+ views
    Indy Posted ^ | May 31, 2010 | Rudi Stettner
    Closing the Gulf oil well leak with a nuke sounds like a bad action cartoon. The only problem is that it has been tried successfully before by the Soviets. And it worked Mother Jones reports as follows on the latest buzz from that 24/7 town meeting known as the internet. Let’s start with the Russians. According to Vladimir Lagovsky of Komsomolskaya Pravda (once a Soviet communist paper), “In the USSR, a few such leaks were plugged with the help of the peaceful atom.” Five leaks, all underground, were plugged thusly, the paper says—starting with a 1966 natural gas fissure in...
  • Is Obama After Israel’s Nukes?

    05/06/2010 7:36:41 AM PDT · by honestabe010 · 99 replies · 1,548+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | May 6, 2010 | Brad Macdonald
    Forget Iran, the Obama administration appears to be more worried about Israel’s nukes. It appears the next phase in the standoff over Iran’s apocalypse-inducing nuclear weapons program is beginning to come into focus. In the months ahead, don’t be surprised if the efforts of the Obama administration to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions become predicated on the nuclear disarmament of the Jewish state. Why is this likely? Simple: Such a mandate is the inevitable outgrowth of the foolish yet increasingly pervasive tendency to consider as equals the nuclear ambitions of Israel and Iran. This false moral equivalence between the nuclear programs...
  • Critics say Russia trumped US in pact on strategic weapons

    05/05/2010 1:41:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 495+ views
    AP ^ | May 5, 2010 | BARRY SCHWEID
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of arms experts critical of the Obama administration claimed Wednesday that Russia bested the United States in a new treaty designed to reduce the two countries' arsenals of long-range nuclear weapons. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last month signed the historic "New START" treaty, the first major nuclear weapons reduction accord in nearly two decades. The agreement aims to reduce the number of strategic nuclear warheads in each arsenal to 1,500 over seven years, about a third less than the 2,200 currently permitted. Obama and his advisers consider the treaty a major...
  • Iran and the Costs of Containment (Sobering Read)

    05/04/2010 5:37:40 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies · 394+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5/3/2010 | Michael Anton
    Even as momentum for Iran sanctions grows, containment seems only viable option,” reads a Washington Post headline from April 22. Leaving aside for the moment the dubious character of the first half of that assertion, is it really true that containment is now the “only” option? It is certainly true that nearly everyone in Washington — from administration officials to the permanent civil service to the foreign-policy establishment — believes that, and has believed it for at least a year, if not longer. The intellectual groundwork was laid long before President Obama came into office, in part as a way...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • U.S. (Obama) is expected to reveal size of nuclear stockpile

    04/30/2010 10:16:43 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 77 replies · 2,694+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2010 | WP Staff
    The Obama administration is likely to reveal a closely guarded secret -- the size of the U.S. nuclear stockpile -- during a critical meeting starting Monday at which Washington will try to strengthen the global treaty that curbs the spread of nuclear weapons, several officials said. The numbers could be released as soon as Monday, when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is to address the NPT Review Conference in New York, officials said. She will speak after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is likely to repeat his demands for more global controls over the stockpiles of the nuclear nations.
  • Get Ready for a Nuclear Iran

    05/03/2010 8:05:06 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 11 replies · 475+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2010 | John Bolton
    Negotiations grind on toward a fourth U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution against Iran's nuclear weapons program, even as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in New York to address the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference. Sanctions advocates acknowledge that the Security Council's ultimate product will do no more than marginally impede Iran's progress. In Congress, sanctions legislation also creaks along, but that too is simply going through the motions. Russia and China have already rejected key proposals to restrict Iran's access to international financial markets and choke off its importation of refined petroleum products, which domestically are in short supply. Any new U.S....
  • BREAKING : US says it has 5,113 nuclear warheads (THANKS OBAMA)

    05/03/2010 6:54:09 PM PDT · by Scythian · 203 replies · 5,510+ views
    WASHINGTON – The United States has 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile and "several thousand" more retired warheads awaiting the junkpile, the Pentagon said Monday in an unprecedented accounting of a secretive arsenal born in the Cold War and now shrinking rapidly. The Obama administration disclosed the size of its atomic stockpile going back to 1962 as part of a campaign to get other nuclear nations to be more forthcoming, and to improve its bargaining position against the prospect of a nuclear Iran.
  • Clinton, Pentagon Reveal State Secret: Size of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal (Traitors all!)

    05/03/2010 3:26:44 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 800+ views
    abc ^ | 5/3/2010 | EMILY FRIEDMAN, KIRIT RADIA, and LUIS MARTINEZ
    The United States today for the first time since 1962 disclosed the size of its nuclear arsenal in what officials described as an as an unprecedented unveiling of a state secret and an attempt to encourage other countries to be open about their nuclear capabilities. The Pentagon announced the U.S. currently has 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile – an 84 percent reduction from a peak of 31,255 warheads in 1967. "For those who doubt that the United States will do its part on disarmament, this is our record, these are our commitments, and they send a clear, unmistakable signal,"...
  • Obama to reveal details on US nuclear arsenal {0}

    05/01/2010 6:20:33 PM PDT · by Tigen · 26 replies · 1,190+ views
    Jpost ^ | 5/1/10 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    US President Barack Obama is expected to reveal details on the US nuclear stockpile during next week's UN nuclear disarmament summit at New York, Israel Radio reported Saturday. Experts estimated the US nuclear arsenal at 9,000 nuclear warheads, with 5000 active and the rest slated for deactivation.
  • The Gates Memo-one of the most significant developments in the Obama presidency

    04/25/2010 10:43:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 1,428+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | Apr 21 2010
    It was one of the most significant developments in the Obama presidency. We refer to the leak last week of an explosive top secret memo sent in January by the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to President Obama's national security adviser, Gen. James L. Jones, deploring the lack of planning concerning Iranian nuclear aspirations should the administration's much ballyhooed outreach approach fail. In itself, the memo's conclusion is nothing less than stunning - a senior official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, characterized the document as "a wake-up call." Yet the very fact that this highly classified analysis was leaked...
  • N. Korea Could Have their Third Nuclear Test in May or June (SK's YTN)

    04/19/2010 11:23:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 754+ views
    YTN (S. Korea) ^ | 04/20/10
    /being my translation N. Korea Could Have their Third Nuclear Test in May or June 2010-04-20 13:33 It is said to be likely that N. Korea could conduct their third nuclear test in May or June. As prospects dim for 6-party talks due to the sinking of Cheonan, this would further raise tension in Korean Peninsula. Kim Seung-jae reporting from Beijing [Report] According to credible diplomatic sources on N. Korea, it has been secretly preparing for their third nuclear test since last February. It is their understanding that it would conduct the third nuclear test next month or in June....
  • U.S. military plans against Iran being updated

    04/18/2010 11:50:56 AM PDT · by DukeBillie · 72 replies · 2,755+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | April 18th, 2010 | Barbara Starr
    The Pentagon and U.S. Central Command are updating military plans to strike Iran's nuclear sites, preparing up-to-date options for the president in the event he decides to take such action, an Obama administration official told CNN Sunday. The effort has been underway for several weeks and comes as there is growing concern across the administration's national security team that the president needs fresh options ready for his approval if he were to decide on a military strike, according to the official who is familiar with the effort. The official did not want to be identified because of the sensitive nature...
  • Ahmadinejad Thanks President Obama for His Nuclear Policies

    04/17/2010 1:37:06 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 10 replies · 320+ views
    You Tube ^ | 4/17/10 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    A translation was obtained of Ahmadman speaking at Iran's nuclear summit.
  • Nuclear Summit Logo Is An Islamic-Shaped Crescent

    04/15/2010 11:11:30 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 28 replies · 1,672+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-15-10 | Alec Rawls
    World leader, known for reminding the Islamic world that his middle name is Hussein, hosts nuclear summit, presided over by large Islamic-shaped crescent: Photo by Ron Sachs. It is hard to believe that the State Department could do this by accident: An Islamic crescent is a very distinct and completely unnatural geometric shape, combining a circular outer arc with a non-concentric circular inner arc. The unnaturalness is an Islamic religious requirement. A lunar crescent has an elliptical inner arc. Using such a natural shape as a religious symbol would risk idolatry (the worship of any actual thing besides God). Thus...
  • JAPAN TV AIRS OBAMA "BOW" TO RED CHINA PRESIDENT (Footage); JAPAN CALLED "THE LOSER" IN D.C. (CLIP)

    04/14/2010 6:46:32 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 83 replies · 2,128+ views
    Yomiuri TV News (NNN) Original In Japanese ^ | 15 April 2010 | AmericanInTokyo
    Brilliant, Pres. Obama. Simply brilliant. Way to go to fortify relations with our reliable allies in the region, particularly with a key lynchpin like JAPAN.The upshot in the original Japanese was that Japan was snubbed in D.C. for an individual "summit meeting" with Obama, while Obama on the other hand kowtowed and gave the Red Chinese the red carpet (literally) treatment.Note, no "kowtow" to Prime Minister Hatoyama (Japan) that there was to Red Chinese President Hu Jin Tao. This I assure you was not lost on Tokyo (nor Beijing, Seoul, Pyongyang, Taipei, Moscow, Teheran, Damascus, Tel Aviv etc for that...
  • Update On Iran Nukes: Russia Says Iran Reactor On Track For August Launch

    04/14/2010 3:23:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies · 264+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 14, 2010 | annem040359
    This just in…….Russia says that Iran’s nuclear reactor that is being built with Russian help, is set to scheduled to open in August. Unbelivable! We have a President who would make President Jimmy Carter LOOK LIKE HE WAS A SUCESS, while America, the new Rome, BURNS!
  • Nuclear conference...what am I missing?

    04/14/2010 6:15:20 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 12 replies · 564+ views
    4-14-10 | Self
    40 Nations, most, if not all Muslim or Muslim or Muslim supporting. Israel not present. Closed-door, no media. Logo for conference Islam-esque, as well as associated logos (moon and star). Conspiracy? Plans to do ill-will to Israel and allow folks to enter the U.S. illegally? Agreement to let Iran do what it wants?
  • Fox News 'All-Star' Panel on What Came Out of Obama's Nuclear Summit

    04/14/2010 2:24:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 1,588+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2010
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: What was unprecedented this week was the unprecedented use of the word "unprecedented" by the president to describe a conference which was completely fatuous. What were the accomplishments? [Snip] Look, this was all a conference about changing the subject. The subject when it comes to proliferating nukes is Iran. If it requires nukes, it's the end of the NPT, it's the end of all effort to prevent a weapon from falling in the hands of terrorism. It's the biggest supporter of terrorism in the world. It will change the world. It will change the Middle East. Everybody...
  • At nuclear summit, Obama snubs an ally

    04/13/2010 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 726+ views
    Wapo ^ | 4/13/10 | Jackson Diehl
    Forty-seven world leaders are Barack Obama’s guests in Washington Tuesday at the nuclear security summit. Obama is holding bilateral meetings with just 12 of them. That’s led to some awkward exclusions -- and some unfortunate appearances, as well. One of those left out was Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia, who got a phone call from Obama last week instead of a meeting in Washington. His exclusion must have prompted broad smiles in Moscow, where Saakashvili is considered public enemy no. 1 -- a leader whom Russia tried to topple by force in the summer of 2008. After all, Obama met...
  • Caption this pic of Obama chiding Canadian P.M.Harper (the nerve!)

    04/13/2010 2:17:37 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 60 replies · 2,130+ views
    U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 12, 2010. Obama opened a 47-nation summit dedicated to keeping nuclear arms from terrorists and planned to seekmomentum in his push for a new round of sanctions on Iran. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)
  • President Obama's Nuclear Naivete

    04/12/2010 8:07:25 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies · 802+ views
    Real Clear Politcs ^ | April 11, 2010 | Jack Kelly
    President Barack Obama reminded us last week that before he drives us into bankruptcy, he might get us all killed. On Tuesday, the president released his nuclear posture review. On Thursday in Prague, he signed a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia. ..The president listed five priorities in the NPR, noted James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation, a retired Army lieutenant colonel. Defending the United States wasn't among them. The key elements of the NPR are Mr. Obama's decision to eschew the use of nuclear weapons to retaliate against a biological or chemical attack against the United States, and...
  • Absence of key U.S. allies at summit amplifies doubts about Obama’s foreign policy

    04/12/2010 8:11:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,116+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 12, 2010 | Jon Ward
    President Obama is holding one of the biggest global summits ever on U.S. soil starting Monday, but for all the hoopla, the event will be missing America’s strongest allies. As remarkable as it is, the fact that neither British Prime Minister Gordon Brown nor Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are attending President Obama’s nuclear security summit in Washington Monday and Tuesday is not altogether surprising. Relations with both countries — Israel in particular — have grown strained under Obama. Combined with Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent defiance of the administration, questions are growing about the president’s ability to maintain important...
  • US Refuses Visas to all Israeli Nuclear Scientists

    04/08/2010 7:39:29 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 396 replies · 11,749+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Clarice Feldman
    In a new and ridiculous policy, the US is denying Israeli scientists who work at the Dimona reactor site an opportunity to refresh their knowedge, Joshua Pundit reports: Ma'ariv reported today that the Israeli government was stunned when every nuclear technician at Israel's Dimona reactor who had submitted visa requests to visit the United States for ongoing university education in Physics, Chemistry and Nuclear Engineering had their visa applications summarily rejected, specifically because of their association with the Dimona reactor.
  • Leadership Change in North Korea--What it Means for the U.S.

    04/11/2010 1:20:24 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 601+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | April 7, 2010 | Bruce Klingner
    Abstract: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il's faltering health has raised concerns about regime stability. Succession rumors have been swirling for years, with Kim's third son, Jong-eun, currently rumored to be Kim's favored choice. But regardless of whether leadership stays in the family or is wrested away by a challenger, a new North Korean leader is likely to keep in place the same belligerent policies--toward South Korea, toward China and Japan, and toward the U.S. If succession does not go smoothly, and if the North Korean regime were to collapse, the ensuing chaos would require immediate action by the U.S. and...
  • Obama: Gas Us Without Fear of Nukes

    04/10/2010 4:41:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 766+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2010 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    If any nation wants to attack the United States with chemical, biological or electromagnetic pulse weapons, it need not fear nuclear retaliation as long as it has no nuclear weapons and abides by the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Obama has announced. So, as New Yorkers are coughing their lungs out from mustard gas or dying in the streets of biological weapons, they will know that their government will not use nuclear weapons to retaliate against their murderers. In effect, Obama has said if you are a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and do not have nuclear weapons, we will not hit you...
  • U.S. warns of nuclear terror threat (hunting for an atomic bomb)

    04/09/2010 11:15:30 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 93 replies · 3,899+ views
    Press Herald ^ | April 10, 2010 | ROBERT BURNS
    The White House on Friday warned that al-Qaida is quietly hunting for an atomic bomb,
  • A Friend Betrayed

    04/09/2010 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 463+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 9, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Diplomacy: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend President Obama's nuclear security summit. He's worried his nation of 7 million will be ganged up on. Is this how we treat friends? The U.S. has no better ally in the Mideast than Israel. We are largely responsible for Israel's creation, and ties of blood, history and common security interests knit us together. Yet Netanyahu backed out of the Monday-Tuesday conference "after learning that some countries including Egypt and Turkey plan to say Israel must sign the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty)." He's right. Israel had no choice. It's an all...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu snubs US nuclear conference

    04/09/2010 5:14:24 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 27 replies · 662+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/9/2010 | Alex Spillius
    Israel's prime minister has called off a trip to Washington next week to attend a conference on nuclear non-proliferation, deepening tensions with Barack Obama and threatening to overshadow an event the US president views as crucial to his global agenda. Israeli officials said Benjamin Netanyahu decided to send a minister in his place after reports that Muslim nations in the Middle East would single out Israel's undeclared nuclear programme for criticism. The White House tried to downplay the cancellation, but will be privately furious at a very public snub by Mr Netanyahu, who may have been looking for such an...
  • Does Obama Want Israel to Sign a Suicide Pact?

    04/09/2010 12:08:49 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 34 replies · 890+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4-9-10 | Ken Blackwell
    ... Netanyahu recently visited President Obama in the White House. There was no press availability. No joint press conference. No state dinner. No White House welcoming ceremony. Netanyahu’s limousine was nearly invisible as it left Capitol Hill. It was surrounded by a thick cordon of police vehicles as it raced through the halted traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue. If you blinked, you would have missed it. Netanyahu is said to fear that Arab and Muslim invitees to the President’s Convention Center extravaganza intend to “gang up” on Israel. He is concerned that they will dramatically present a demand for Israel to...
  • Netanyahu cancels trip to Obama's nuclear summit

    04/08/2010 2:42:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 238 replies · 7,793+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 8, 2010
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a planned trip to Washington next week to take part in President Barack Obama's 47-country nuclear security summit conference.
  • Netanyahu cancels trip to DC Nuclear Security Summit [3rd thread, with background]

    04/08/2010 7:34:27 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 613+ views
    The move came amid US warnings that Turkey and Egypt plan to lead a motion demanding that Israel open its nuclear facilities for international inspection. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will not attend next week's Nuclear Security Summit in Washington and is sending Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor instead, Army Radio reported Thursday. US sources informed Israel that a group of participating Arab countries led by Turkey and Egypt plan to use the summit to demand that Israel sign the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) and allow its alleged nuclear capabilities to be placed under international inspection. Previously, Jerusalem has received assurances...
  • UPDATE 3-Netanyahu cancels trip to Obama's nuclear summit

    04/08/2010 9:14:33 PM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 31 replies · 983+ views
    Reuters - Africa ^ | April 9, 2010 | staff
    * Netanyahu fears Islamic ambush at conference * Sends a deputy in his place to Washington (Updates with White House, Liz Cheney comments)
  • Nuclear Posturing, Obama-Style

    04/09/2010 5:42:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 444+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- Nuclear doctrine consists of thinking the unthinkable. It involves making threats and promising retaliation that is cruel and destructive beyond imagining. But it has its purpose: to prevent war in the first place. During the Cold War, we let the Russians know that if they dared use their huge conventional military advantage and invaded Western Europe, they risked massive U.S. nuclear retaliation. Goodbye Moscow. Was this credible? Would we have done it? Who knows? No one's ever been there. A nuclear posture is just that -- a declaratory policy designed to make the other guy think twice. Our...
  • US downplays Netanyahu no-show at nuclear summit

    04/09/2010 4:52:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies · 289+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | April 9, 2010
    The White House downplayed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's canceled trip to Washington for a nuclear summit next week amid growing tensions between the two close allies. Netanyahu will instead send his deputy, Intelligence and Atomic Energy Minister Dan Meridor, to the talks with world leaders to be hosted by Obama on Monday and Tuesday, Israeli government officials told AFP. Israeli media said Netanyahu was concerned that Muslim nations attending the conference planned to press for Israel -- the Middle East's sole, albeit undeclared nuclear power -- to open its own nuclear facilities to international inspection. White House National Security...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • Obama Signs Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty with Russian President Medvedev - Video Report 4/8/10

    04/08/2010 5:11:49 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 366+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 8, 2010 | Brian
    President Obama signed a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Prague today, agreeing to reduce the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal by 30%. This treaty does not involve China in any way, and while the U.S. is cutting back, China is just now building up. The U.S. Senate will still have to ratify the treaty.
  • US to retire Tomahawk nukes

    04/07/2010 8:51:16 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 47 replies · 1,110+ views
    AFP-The Straits Times ^ | 4/08/2010 | AFP
    THE United States will retire its sea-based nuclear Tomahawk missiles within a few years, believing it has other ways to defend North-east Asia, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday. The elimination of the missile - supported in the past by some policymakers in Japan and South Korea - was part of a policy shift announced on Tuesday by President Barack Obama's administration to reduce the role of nuclear weapons. 'The timeline for its retirement will be over the next two to three years,' James Miller, the principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, told a news conference. He said that...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • Crackdown Sought on Nuclear Material

    04/06/2010 10:33:34 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 195+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 7, 2010 | David Crawford and Peter Spiegel
    A proposed communiqué calls for leaders from more than 40 countries to endorse a global crackdown on the illicit trade of nuclear material at a summit in Washington next week. The communiqué, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, calls for tougher criminal prosecution of traffickers, better accounting for weapons-grade nuclear materials and more international collaboration in such cases. The international community must "effectively prevent and respond to incidents of illicit nuclear trafficking," the draft says. The U.S.-led initiative comes as Washington has been pushing for tougher sanctions against Iran in connection with Tehran's nuclear program. Though Iran isn't...
  • New US Nuclear Policy Focuses on Terrorists, Rogue States

    04/06/2010 10:39:47 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 250+ views
    VOA News ^ | April 6, 2010 | Al Pessin
    The United States on Tuesday announced a new nuclear weapons policy that gives top priority to fighting terrorism and proliferation, rather than deterring or responding to a nuclear attack by a foreign country. The policy promises not to use atomic weapons against non-nuclear states, but issues a stern warning for countries that ignore global non-proliferation rules. Initial reaction among experts and members of Congress has been mixed. The policy document called the Nuclear Posture Review specifically says the United States will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in the nation's security strategy. It lays out a plan to expand conventional...