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  • Police arrest man over Russia-proof bunker (Kelheim, Bavaria)

    11/24/2014 8:45:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Nov 2014 15:59 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Police in Kelheim said on Friday they had arrested a man who hoarded guns, ammunition and bomb-making material in a nuclear-proof family bunker he built fearing an attack by Russia. The 59-year-old electrician had constructed the emergency shelter by expanding and reinforcing the basement of his family home in the small town near Regensburg in Bavaria. Police said they had confiscated two submachine guns, 80 rifles, 60 handguns, 20,000 rounds of ammunition and 40 kilograms of materials to make explosives. …
  • Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 5:52:33 AM PDT · by NY Catholic · 227 replies · 11,817+ views
    UP | july 21 2004 | UPI
    BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said. They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in...
  • HAMAS Main Compound Bunker Located Under Central Gaza Hospital

    07/29/2014 10:28:22 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-30-2014 | sundance
    GAZA - The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. Muslim Brotherhood Soldiers So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa Hospital as...
  • Romanian Couple Eyed In Oil Scam Left Behind 'Doomsday Bunker,' Millions In Gold, FBI Says

    05/08/2014 10:31:47 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-8-2014 | Fox News
    Romanian Couple Eyed In Oil Scam Left Behind 'Doomsday Bunker,' Millions In Gold, FBI Says Published May 08, 2014Fox News A Romanian couple being deported from the United States for their alleged role in a $68 million tax evasion scheme may have left behind as much as $2.7 million in gold and silver coins they once hoarded in a “fully stocked doomsday bunker,” court documents reveal. Radu and Diana Nemes, who were arrested in March at the couple’s 53-acre property with a fully-furnished underground bunker in Yelm, Wash., have waived extradition to Romania, according to court documents filed in the...
  • Seen At 11: Preparing For The Worst With Luxury Bunkers

    04/26/2014 7:14:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CBSNewYork) ^ | April 24, 2014 11:19 PM
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Preparing for the worst by setting yourself up with only the best. As CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois reported Thursday, luxurious kitchens, swimming pools, even gyms are being added to bunkers built just in case of an emergency. Bomb shelters were a common site in backyards in the Cold War 1950s. But as one bunker promotional video shows, today’s backyard survival bunker looks more like a five-star resort, equipped with everything from an indoor pool and state of the art movie theater, to a dog run and even an interactive classroom — all underground. “The overall scope...
  • JFK's Cold War island bunker lures tourists.

    11/20/2013 5:22:17 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | N/A | Zachary Fagenson, Reuters
    PEANUT ISLAND, Fla. — The dingy, cavernous steel fallout shelter hastily built on a man-made island off Florida's east coast is a stark reminder of the harsh realities President John F. Kennedy faced from the first days of his presidency at the height of the Cold War. As the Kennedy family vacationed minutes away at the Palm Beach compound known as the Winter White House, the shelter's main chamber sat ready at a moment's notice with 15 sets of bunk beds, a desk for the president and a conference table. The heavily protected hideaway, fully stocked with military K rations,...
  • Most Luxurious Bunker Ever - The 1970s Cold War Era Home Built 26 Feet Underground (FOR SALE)

    09/08/2013 4:15:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 7 September 2013 | James Daniel
    Survive the apocalypse in style: Home that boasts a luxury bunker 26 feet underground with fake grass and simulated night and day • House constructed in 1970s underground with three bedrooms and a 'fake' outdoors • 'Outside' landscaping consists of trees, grass, rocks, a pool and even scenery with rolling hills and meadows in the distance • House for sale for $1.7 million after it fell into forclosure From the street, number 3970 Spencer St. near Flamingo Road looks like any other American home. It's what lies beneath that would pique your interest. During the Cold War, there was a...
  • Early 1960s Photo: "Nuclear Bomb! Fallout Shelter On Display Here! Public Invited"

    06/30/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Early 1960s | Retronaut
  • Edith Bunker’s place

    06/04/2013 9:20:36 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/4/13 | NY Post Editorial
    Jean Stapleton, a born-and-bred New Yorker immortalized in pop culture as the iconic Edith Bunker, died Friday in her Manhattan home at the age of 90. snipToday’s Queens is arguably America’s most diverse county. snipBut what of “All in the Family” creator Norman Lear? Well, according to the ZIP code listed on his political contributions, Lear lives in the Brentwood hills of Los Angeles — ZIP code 90049, to be exact. That neighborhood’s population? It’s 84 percent white, 1.4 percent black, 8.7 percent Asian, with the remainder “other” and multiracial. That almost looks like Archie Bunker’s dream spot.
  • ‘ALL IN THE FAMILY’ ACTRESS WHO PLAYED EDITH BUNKER DEAD AT 90 (Jean Stapleton)

    06/02/2013 6:21:21 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 23 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Jun. 1, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker’s far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV’s groundbreaking 1970s comedy “All in the Family,” has died. She was 90. Stapleton died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home surrounded by friends and family, her children said Saturday. Little known to the public before “All In the Family,” she co-starred with Carroll O’Connor in the top-rated CBS sitcom about an unrepentant bigot, the wife he churlishly but fondly called “Dingbat,” their daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers) and liberal son-in-law Mike, aka Meathead (Rob...
  • Explosives stolen from Forest Service facility near Red Lodge

    05/01/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    KPAX.com ^ | 5/1/13
    The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are asking for help from the public in gathering information about the theft of approximately 559 pounds of high explosives from a USFS explosives bunker located near Red Lodge. A press release from the ATF says that in April 2013, someone used forced entry to get into an explosives storage facility owned and operated by the U. S. Forest Service. The storage facility is located approximately two miles south of the City of Red Lodge.
  • Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

    05/04/2013 4:17:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 4, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out. BURNETT: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible. CLEMENTE: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.” >Snip< “All of that...
  • The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

    05/02/2013 10:13:10 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 4 replies
    Twisted Sifter ^ | May 2, 2013
    Located in central Stockholm is the headquarters of Bahnhof, a Swedish Internet Service Provider and host with one of the coolest data centers on the planet. It gained notoriety a few years back as the former home of Wikileaks. Named Pionen White Mountains, it is located 30 meters (100 ft) under the granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm. The location was a former nuclear bunker and command center during the Cold War. It took more than two years to blast out the 141,000 cubic feet of extra space that Bahnhof needed to fit its backup generators and...
  • Alabama kidnapper was killed in firefight, explosives found in bunker, FBI says

    02/05/2013 8:14:08 PM PST · by TheThinkingAmericanist · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 05, 2013 | Associated Press
    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. – The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before he was killed during the rescue operation, the FBI said Tuesday night. Also, bomb technicians scouring his rural property found two explosive devices, one in the bunker, one in a plastic pipe that negotiators used to communicate with the man. Officers killed 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes Monday, said an official in Midland City, speaking on condition of anonymity. The bunker raid came six days after Dykes boarded a school bus, fatally...
  • Iran ready to double nuclear work in bunker: IAEA

    11/16/2012 4:30:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/12 | Fredrik Dahl | Reuters
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is set to sharply expand its uranium enrichment in an underground plant after installing all the centrifuges it was built for, a U.N. report said, a move likely to increase Western alarm about Tehran's nuclear course. It also showed that Iran's stockpile of its most sensitive nuclear material - which could relatively quickly be processed further to bomb-grade uranium - had grown and was getting closer to an amount that could be sufficient for a nuclear weapon. The latest quarterly International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran came 10 days after the re-election of U.S....
  • After huge White House construction job, West Wing emerges little changed (Obama's New Bunker!)

    09/13/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    AP, via WaPo ^ | September 12, 2012 | Associated Press
    The White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up, but the Big Reveal is proving to be a pretty big letdown. After nearly two years and $86 million worth of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged from its visual seclusion remarkably unchanged. And deep underground, whatever has been built there remains shrouded in mystery. As the massive underground construction project in front of the White House West Wing ends, the mystery deepens as to what was actually built there--and what's coming next. As the massive underground construction project in front of the White House West Wing ends,...
  • No, a bunker will not save you from the Apocalypse

    06/15/2012 2:55:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 15, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    No, a bunker will not save you from the apocalypse Everybody talks about the apocalypse, but almost nobody actually prepares for it. But let's say you're one of the few visionaries who actually plans for every eventuality. You've been stashing your supplies. You've built a personal bunker, or you've purchased your own spot in a communal "survival suite." When the apocalypse finally comes — possibly later this year — will you really survive if you're locked inside a bunker? (Answer: No.) Protecting against any 2012 scenario A thriving industry exists to offer structures that will defend against a variety of...
  • Bombs vs Bunkers in a Potential Iran Attack

    03/15/2012 12:45:10 AM PDT · by U-238 · 24 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 3/15/2012 | Sharon Weinberger
    The United States and Iran have engaged in a war of words over their military capabilities in the last few weeks. But if an actual war breaks out, it will not be a war of U.S. bombs versus Iranian bombs, but of U.S. bombs versus Iran's bunkers. Iran's network of nuclear facilities, some of which are underground, would be the primary target of an Israeli or U.S. attack intended to destroy Iran's suspected clandestine weapons program. As the rhetoric has heated up, the United States has been talking up its military capabilities. Whether American or Israeli bombs indeed could penetrate...
  • For the hard-up evil genius

    12/10/2011 9:48:17 AM PST · by NakedRampage · 7 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 12/10/11 | Craig Mackenzie
    If it's a quiet life you are after or you are worried about the end of the world, this underground bunker could be answer to your dreams. It's nuclear and biochemically bomb proof and has enough room for an army. In fact, this Cold War missile silo was once owned by the U.S. military. Today the 185-acre site which cost $18 million to build back in the Fifties is for sale at $1.72 million (Ł1.1m). It is owned by cousins and business partners Bruce Francisco and Gregory Gibbons who bought the base in Saranac, upstate New York, in 1991 and...
  • Is Obama Building A Bunker Under The White House Lawn?

    11/28/2011 8:15:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/11 | Zeke Miller
    Is Obama Building A Bunker Under The White House Lawn? Zeke Miller | Nov. 28, 2011, 9:37 AM | 10,060 | 54 A A A inShare4 White House Hole Bunker Image: Charles Dharapak/AP Photo See Also: The White House Wants You To Know How Much You'll Lose If The Payroll Tax Cut Expires The White House Wants You To Know How Much You'll Lose If The Payroll Tax Cut Expires WATCH: Romney's First Campaign Ad Tries To Pass Off McCain Quote As Obama WATCH: Romney's First Campaign Ad Tries To Pass Off McCain Quote As Obama Obama Bites Lip Jobs...
  • Iran Begins Moving Uranium Enrichment Machines To Underground Bunker

    08/22/2011 5:37:44 AM PDT · by edpc · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 22 Aug 2011 | Reuters
    Iran has started moving the machines that enrich uranium for nuclear fuel from its main atomic complex in the central city of Natanz to an underground bunker near the holy city of Qom, its top nuclear official was quoted as saying on Monday. "Transferring Natanz centrifuges to Fordow (near Qom) is under way with full observance of standards," Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani told state broadcaster IRIB, adding "Fordow's facilities are being prepared and some centrifuges have been transferred."
  • Richard Nixon Tapes: Archie Bunker & homosexuality

    09/30/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 1971 | Richard M. Nixon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TivVcfSBVSM
  • Why did Obama Give Bunker Buster Bombs to Israel?

    09/27/2011 8:37:28 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 16 replies
    The Envoy ^ | September 26, 2011 | Laura Rozen
    In late 2009, the Obama administration transferred 55 so-called bunker-buster bombs to Israel. The 5,000-pound bombs conceivably put Israel in the position to attack Iran's buried nuclear facilities--or to target Hezbollah's buried bunkers in Lebanon
  • Today In History: The Battle Of Bunker Hill

    06/17/2011 7:56:38 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06/17/11 | Ard
    The Battle of Bunker Hill, a battle fought in the American Revolutionary War, occurred on June 17, 1775 between the American Revolutionary forces under the command of General Israel Putnam, and the British forces under the command of Major General William Howe. Howe was determined to take Charlestown Heights, overlooking Boston harbor. It was actually fought on nearby Breed's Hill, when Colonel William Prescott erred and set up his 1200 men at that location and began to construct earthworks. It is considered to be the bloodiest battle of the American Revolutionary War. Despite being repelled twice, the British were successful...
  • Sales of luxe doomsday bunkers up 1,000%

    03/24/2011 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Palter · 35 replies · 2+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 23 Mar 2011 | Blake Ellis
    A devastating earthquake strikes Japan. A massive tsunami kills thousands. Fears of a nuclear meltdown run rampant. Bloodshed and violence escalate in Libya. And U.S. companies selling doomsday bunkers are seeing sales skyrocket anywhere from 20% to 1,000%. Northwest Shelter Systems, which offers shelters ranging in price from $200,000 to $20 million, has seen sales surge 70% since the uprisings in the Middle East, with the Japanese earthquake only spurring further interest. In hard numbers, that's 12 shelters already booked when the company normally sells four shelters per year. "Sales have gone through the roof, to the point where we...
  • White House Insider: ” Temporary Insanity “

    11/08/2010 12:23:15 AM PST · by maggief · 207 replies · 1+ views
    NewsFlavor ^ | November 8, 2010 | Ulsterman
    Has the Democratic Party lost its mind? The Insider says yes – and it’s going to get much worse before it gets better. (snip) So the Republicans are aware of the situation? Oh yeah. At least certain members are, and likely some who have very specific details. It is no casual thing to have incoming members of a new Republican House majority telling the media that the White House needs to make certain it doesn’t start shredding documents…well, that’s about as bold a declaration as one makes in this town. Those Republicans are making it clear to the Obama White...
  • Guam The Missile Magnet Builds Bunkers

    10/16/2010 9:41:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/14/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The American island of Guam is getting bomb proof shelters for aircraft, fuel and ammo supplies and vital equipment. Apparently believing that China and North Korea could, and under the right conditions, would, fire ballistic missiles, using conventional (non-nuclear) warheads, the concrete protection is being discreetly constructed on military bases. This hardening also provides protection against typhoons (Pacific hurricanes) and less frequent earthquakes. This is all part of a larger construction effort. This is because the United States is in the process of moving 8,000 marines from Okinawa to Guam, which means new facilities to house these troops and their...
  • Obama in the Bunker

    06/14/2010 3:25:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,010+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2010 | Rich Galen
    The Obama White House is in full bunker mode. Don't believe me? Here's the definition of "bunker mentality from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Allusions: In politics, a "bunker mentality" is an embattled frame of mind, often accompanied by an aggrieved sense of being unfairly under attack. The term is most often applied to American Presidents who suffer political reverses and assume a surly, defensive posture - all critics are enemies; if you're not for us you're against us; etc. Sound familiar? How about last week when the President went on the Today show and - no, I'm not going to...
  • OIL SPILL - UN trucks preparations for martial law in Florida?

    06/12/2010 9:37:18 PM PDT · by tutstar · 70 replies · 2,324+ views
    googleearth ^ | 6/9/10 | liberteaparty
    have seen other info re other locations in FL
  • Mountain retreat figures into analysis of several North Korea implosion scenarios

    05/21/2010 5:58:18 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 613+ views
    East-Asia-Intel ^ | 5/21/2010 | East-Asia-Intel
    Ruler Kim Jong-Il's largest and most secret redoubt is located inside a northern mountain in North Korea. The Kanwa Asian Defense reported May 11 that if Kim were ever forced to retreat, the Paekdu Mountain Military Base would be the likely location. The base houses Kim’s largest residence and features an airport and extensive underground facilities. Predictions of the collapse of the Kim Jong-Il regime have not come to pass, the report said. However, a variety of more than 30 high-level North Korean officials, businessmen, actors and chefs have said the regime is maintained because illicit economic activities have avoided...
  • Man Selling Spots In Hidden Bunker As Last Hope (50k)

    05/18/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT · by Scythian · 35 replies · 998+ views
    Where would you go in the event of a catastrophe? For $50,000, one man says he will guarantee your family's security in the event of a nuclear blast, tsunami, earthquake or other disaster. "That whole upper structure can be blown away, debris could fall in here -- doesn't matter, [it] won't get inside," says Robert Vicino, a San Diego inventor and real estate entrepreneur. Vicino's master plan is to build a self-contained shelter to be a safe haven in the case of a catastrophe. "Would you want to survive or would you want to sit on the porch with chardonnay...
  • For sale in Utah: "die-hard survivalist bunker"

    03/25/2010 2:07:56 PM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 16 replies · 1,194+ views
    boingboing ^ | Mar 23, 2010 | Mark Frauenfelder
    There's no price listed on the "Kayenta Bunker" for sale in Utah, but the property taxes are just $430 a year. Highlights: "There are hidden caves which I will show to the new owner. These caves have not likely seen any humans besides myself and my boys." "Plenty of hunting; there are deer, rabbit, and quail on our property every day." "Step outside the front door and you can fire a pistol, throw knives, strip naked, whatever!"
  • US Offers to Sell Command Bunker to S. Korea

    03/21/2010 11:09:41 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 531+ views
    Korea Times ^ | 3/21/2010 | Jung Sung-ki
    The top American military officer here has proposed that South Korea buy a key U.S. underground command bunker on the outskirts of Seoul, as his troops will move to an area south of the Han River, relinquishing wartime operational control to Korean commanders, a source at the Combined Forces Command (CFC) said Sunday. CFC Commander Gen. Walter Sharp, who concurrently heads the 28,000-strong U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), made the proposal to South Korea during the Key Resolve command-post exercise that ended Thursday, the source told The Korea Times. The Ministry of National Defense is reviewing the offer but has yet...
  • Democrats must get out of their bunker to stem disaster in November

    01/16/2010 6:13:11 PM PST · by Saije · 28 replies · 1,458+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2010 | Dana Milbank
    You can learn everything you need to know about the current Democratic state of mind from House Democrats' decision to hold their annual retreat last week in a bunker. Usually the retreat is at Virginia's Kingsmill Resort and Spa (slogan: "Stay. Play. Getaway."), but Democrats aren't in a playful mood (and who could blame them, with public support for Congress at 1994 levels?). So they first sought out the security of a military base, Fort McNair. When they realized they couldn't hold a political event at a military installation, they moved to the Capitol Visitor Center, in a windowless stone...
  • Iran threatened by U.S. buster bomb

    10/12/2009 12:21:02 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 41 replies · 3,187+ views
    Space War ^ | 10/08/2009 | Staff Writers
    The Pentagon has acknowledged that it is speeding up plans to deploy a massive bomb capable of knocking out deeply buried enemy facilities. The giant "bunker buster" is believed to add fighting power to the U.S. arsenal against Iran's nuclear program, defense experts argue. U.S. officials, however, have refused to confirm the connection. The 30,000-pound massive ordnance penetrator is capable of penetrating up to 60 meters of earth, or a thick layer of concrete, before exploding. It weighs more than 13 metric tons, allowing just one such bunker buster to be carried by U.S. bomber aircraft. "It is under development...
  • MOP + UON Spells Trouble For Iran

    10/08/2009 5:40:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1,228+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 8, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: After Iran admits building a second enrichment facility inside a mountain, the Pentagon shifts money from other programs to urgently fund the mother of all bunker-buster bombs. Why the need for speed? At the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh last month, President Obama announced, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility near Qom for several years." U.S. officials said they knew for some time that the facility existed. The announcement was made after U.S. officials learned Iran had told the International Atomic Energy Agency of Qom's existence. Our knowledge of the facility built in...
  • MOP + UON Spell Trouble For Iran (Will U.S. Bomb, Bomb Iran?)

    10/08/2009 5:37:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 1,886+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 8, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Security: After Iran admits building a second enrichment facility inside a mountain, the Pentagon shifts money from other programs to urgently fund the mother of all bunker-buster bombs. Why the need for speed? At the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh last month, President Obama announced, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility near Qom for several years." U.S. officials said they knew for some time that the facility existed. The announcement was made after U.S. officials learned Iran had told the International Atomic Energy Agency of Qom's existence. Our knowledge of the facility built in...
  • Bust Iran's Bunkers

    08/03/2009 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,355+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: As the failure of engagement with Iran grows more apparent, the administration that has talked very softly may be getting the mother of all sticks ready. Guess we need high-tech Cold War weapons after all.Western intelligence sources have told London's Times that Iran has perfected the means to develop and detonate a nuclear bomb and is merely awaiting word from its supreme leader to produce its first one. Should the order be given, it would take just six months to enrich enough uranium and another six months to assemble the warhead. Time's up. Recently, and perhaps not coincidentally, Defense...
  • New Bomb Has ‘Important Capability,’ DoD Official Says

    10/08/2009 4:41:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies · 1,034+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2009 – The Defense Department is developing an advanced “bunker-buster” bomb that should be ready for deployment this summer, senior Pentagon officials said. The department has been “working on technology that allows us to get at deeply buried, hardened targets” since 2004, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters here today. Development of the bomb has taken longer than originally envisioned because of variables in the budget process, Whitman said, adding that it is now back “on track.” Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell yesterday told reporters that the department is developing a massive penetrator bomb designed to pulverize...
  • BedBunker Bed Gun Safe [The bed with a secret]

    08/03/2009 9:00:27 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 20 replies · 1,805+ views
    Tactical-Life ^ | Aug 3 2009 | Tactical-Life.com.
    Total hidden protection for firearms and other valuables is a reality, using this 1500 lb secure 78”x 30”x 15” 10 gauge steel strongbox fitted with Ľ” thick steel 140 lb. hinged doors. BedBunker modular safes are designed to replace the box spring under twin, queen, or king size mattresses and are compatible with most standard bed frames. Custom sizes are available by special order. Sophisticated Mul-T-Lock locking system, hydraulic gas-assist piston, and a strategically mounted maximum security hinge system carefully integrated for maximum strength and safe operation. Fire protection is managed through a fire resistant sealing system with certified 120...
  • Shining Light On Cheney's Hideaway: Biden Reveals Top Secret Location to Eleanor Clift

    05/21/2009 2:10:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 640+ views
    http://blog.newsweek.com ^ | May 15, 2009 | Daniel Stone
    This just in from Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, a frequent purveyor of political anecdotes. She bring us an enlightening one here regarding the (quote) undisclosed location (unquote) we heard lots about in the days after Sept. 11. Here's Eleanor: Ever wonder about that secure, undisclosed location where Dick Cheney secreted himself after the 9/11 attacks? Joe Biden reveals the bunker-like room is at the Naval Observatory in Washington, where Cheney lived for eight years and which is now home to Biden. The veep related the story to his head-table dinner mates when he filled in for President Obama at the Gridiron...
  • Biden Aide Denies Vice President Leaked Classified Location of Cheney Bunker [a guest room!]

    05/18/2009 1:52:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies · 3,251+ views
    Biden Aide Denies Vice President Leaked Classified Location of Cheney Bunker An aide to Vice President Joe Biden says he was merely describing a guest room in the Naval Observatory when he told dinner guests about what was reported to be a secret bunker. FOXNews.com Monday, May 18, 2009 Vice President Joe Biden did not leak classified information when he reportedly described to dinner guests the location of a "hideaway" his predecessor, Dick Cheney, used in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, an aide to Biden said Monday. "There was no disclosure of classified information," spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander...
  • Biden Reveals Location of Secret VP Bunker

    05/18/2009 8:54:18 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 49 replies · 2,348+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2009 | Jonathan Passantino
    Vice President Joe Biden, well-known for his verbal gaffes, may have finally outdone himself, divulging potentially classified information meant to save the life of a sitting vice president. According to a report, while recently attending the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, an annual event where powerful politicians and media elite get a chance to cozy up to one another, Biden told his dinnermates about the existence of a secret bunker under the old U.S. Naval Observatory, which is now the home of the vice president. The bunker is believed to be the secure, undisclosed location former Vice President Dick Cheney...
  • Couple survive Mission Canyon firestorm in bunker

    05/08/2009 6:12:17 PM PDT · by americanophile · 47 replies · 1,721+ views
    The Daily Sound ^ | May 8, 2009 | COLBY FRAZIER
    From the wooden deck at Richard Martin’s Mission Canyon home, sweeping views of destruction can be seen in all directions. To the north, on a hillside that butts up against his home, the smoking skeletons of three of his neighbor’s houses were visible through the burned limbs of oak trees. To the west, a steep slope littered with charred bushes and trees. To the south, downed power lines lie on the darkened earth (at the height of the fire’s siege in the canyon, the power lines fell on Martin’s deck). To the east, the blackened edges of the Santa Barbara...
  • How to Build a Super Top Secret Bunker under Your House (we may need it)

    10/19/2008 1:06:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 57 replies · 5,325+ views
    instructables.com ^ | 10-2008 | some handyman guy
    When I built the house I just spent 7 years working on, I had a lot of days that were just plane monotonous, so I would daydream about the Next Great Project as soon as I finished the house... If you're OCD you know exactly what I am speaking about. Perhaps it was watching too many reruns of Stollag 17... Maybe it was all the Underground cabins we built as kids to have a cool place to hide out in the summer. Truthfully though I just love to build things and when I designed the house I made the bottom...
  • U.S. To Sell Israel Air Force New Bunker-Buster Bombs

    09/14/2008 7:34:03 AM PDT · by Fennie · 100 replies · 624+ views
    Haaretz ^ | September 14, 2008 | By Aluf Benn and Amos Harel
    Despite reservations in Washington regarding a possible Israeli strike on Iran, the American administration will supply Israel with sophisticated weapons for heavily fortified targets, the U.S. administration announced. The U.S. Department of Defense announced it would sell the Israel Air Force 1,000 new smart bombs, rumored to significantly enhance the IAF's military capabilities. The deal was approved amid public and secret messages from Washington, with the Americans expressing their reservations about a possible Israeli strike against the Islamic Republic's suspected nuclear sites. The Pentagon's announcement, which came on Friday, said the U.S. will provide Israel with 1,000 units of Guided...
  • Top secret E German bunker open for short time (Huge underground facility; photos and video avail.)

    08/04/2008 1:21:27 PM PDT · by Stoat · 35 replies · 3,854+ views
    Holidaymakers feeling nostalgic for the Cold War can now tour what was once a top secret bunker in the former East Germany. Opened to the public for the first time on Friday, it was meant to house the ruling Communist elite in the event of a nuclear attack.Something some visitors said they were relieved was no longer a concern:“What goes through my mind is that it is quite nice to stand around here, look at the bunker and talk to each other peacefully,” one man said.Close to the size of a football field, the bunker was designed to function...
  • Afghan government stuck in 'bunker:' Obama

    07/12/2008 12:51:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 145+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said in a new interview Friday that the Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai had not got out of a "bunker" to rebuild the war-torn country. Obama also said in the interview with CNN to be broadcast in full this weekend that the Bush administration had allowed Al-Qaeda and the Taliban to regroup, by diverting vital US forces to the war in Iraq. "I think the Karzai government has not gotten out of the bunker and helped to organize Afghanistan and (the) government, the judiciary, police forces, in ways that would give...
  • German Bunker In My Garden

    06/12/2008 10:20:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies · 167+ views
    A blog following the unearthing by Pistonhead.com member CY88 of the german bunker at the bottom of his garden _____________________ Monday, 2 June 2008 Background People visiting this blog from Pistonheads.com may recall that in the "Secret Room" thread in early 2008, I said that I thought I had a nazi bunker buried in my garden. Well, since then I decided to get off my backside and excavate it. Our house is in an old quarry, and when we bought it five or so years ago, the previous owner told us that there was a tunnel built by the germans...
  • Something's Different in Camp Clinton-Tonight, no TV's, cell phones and blackberries don't work

    06/03/2008 7:30:13 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 106 replies · 332+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | June 03, 2008 9:31 PM
    ABC News' Kate Snow Reports: As news of Sen. Barack Obama's, D-Ill., triumph in the Democratic nomination battle travels across the nation, camp Clinton isn't hearing any of it. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is holding her election night event at New York Baruch College Athletic & Recreation Center in New York -- the first time the candidate has not been in a contested or about to be contested state during the entire primary process. Other than the fact that we are 2 stories below ground in a cinderblock no-frills gym on Manhattan's Lower East Side, there are also NO televisions....