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  • Why the threat of ISIS underscores our need for a Second Amendment. (Vanity - Opinion)

    09/05/2014 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 13 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/5/2014 | Enterprise
    Armed citizens can be EVERYWHERE!
  • Video Shows IDF Deterrent at Low Point

    02/27/2013 2:38:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    A video posted to the internet provides further proof that IDF deterrence is at a dangerous low vis-à-vis the violent parts of the Muslim Arab population in Israel. Video ....... Videos
  • Jihadist's Letter to Zawahiri Reveals Anthrax Motive,"

    11/09/2007 4:21:02 AM PST · by ZacandPook · 9 replies · 270+ views
    BloggerNewsNet ^ | November 9, 2007 | Ross Getman
    A former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, Numan Bin Uthman, has written a letter to al-Qaeda second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri telling him that Jihadi groups in Arab countries have failed and that the strategy of using nonconventional WMD to deter an invasion of Afghanistan was a misguided and failed strategy. The letter needs to be understood in the context of the fact that the microbiologist that Ayman Zawahiri and Mohammed Atef used to infiltrate US biodefense, Ali Al-Timimi, had a stern warning not to invade Iraq hand-delivered to every member of Congress on October 6, 2002...
  • Gun rights advocates see social benefits

    09/09/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 8, 2012
    WASHINGTON - In the wake of mass shootings this summer, a fusillade of a different sort erupted when gun rights advocates suggested a good Samaritan with a concealed weapon might have saved the day. After gunman James Holmes opened fire in a crowded Aurora, Colo., theater, killing 12 and wounding 58, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, wondered whether an armed movie patron "could have stopped this guy more quickly." In a subsequent interview, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch gun-control advocate, called Gohmert's view "nonsensical." This rather typical exchange is a measure of how far the gun debate has come...
  • U.S. Nuclear Deterrent in Danger

    03/21/2012 9:26:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Heritage ^ | 3/21/12 | Michaela Bendikova
    After President Obama released his fiscal year 2013 budget, it became clear that the Administration reneged on its promise to fully fund the needs of the U.S. nuclear complex to the Senate pursuant to its advice and consent to the New Strategic Arms Control Treaty (New START). Thankfully, though, some in Congress are well aware of the value that U.S. nuclear weapons provide as the nation’s ultimate insurance policy. Representative Mike Turner (R–OH), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, recently introduced the Maintaining the President’s Commitment to our Nuclear Deterrent and National Security Act of 2012...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | 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...
  • Our Aging Deterrent

    08/12/2009 5:53:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 648+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: President Obama dreams of a world without nuclear weapons. Unless testing and maintenance of our nuclear deterrent is resumed, it will be a world without American nuclear weapons.In his Prague speech this spring, the president spoke of "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons," ignoring the fact that before 1945 we lived in such a world and it was neither peaceful nor secure. We recently observed the anniversaries of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, actions that brought an abrupt end to the carnage of World War II and arguably...
  • Obama: It's Open Season on the United States

    04/06/2010 5:37:21 AM PDT · by pb929 · 24 replies · 616+ views
    Smoke and Change ^ | 4/5/10 | Smoke and Change
    President Obama is about to demonstrate once again a complete lack of understanding of how the world works and of the effective use of US power. According to the New York Times the President will announce tomorrow a new nuclear strategy that would “substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self-defense.” The President will essentially tie one hand behind our back and invite our enemies to be more aggressive because they will no longer face the threat of a nuclear response from the United States. As with several of his other policy...
  • Global Force Worries

    01/26/2010 11:57:08 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 246+ views
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 1/01/2010 | Adam J Herbert
    Air Force strategic nuclear weapons, space-based communication and surveillance assets, and computer networks have all benefited from top-level Pentagon attention in recent years. These cornerstones of USAF’s global power have been relatively well-supported in every way. Yet there is unease about the future of these pivotal capabilities. Air Force leaders speaking at the Air Force Association’s Global Warfare Symposium in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Nov. 19 to 20, said USAF’s ability to effectively deal with nuclear threats, watch targets around the globe, and control on-orbit military systems are unmatched, but these advantages are fleeting. Some threats are obvious. For example,...
  • Ending death penalty could save US millions: study

    10/20/2009 2:32:26 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 58 replies · 1,941+ views
    AFP / Yahoo News ^ | Oct 20, 2009 | by Lucile Malandain
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Even when executions are not carried out, the death penalty costs US states hundreds of millions of dollars a year, depleting budgets in the midst of economic crisis, a study released Tuesday found. "It is doubtful in today's economic climate that any legislature would introduce the death penalty if faced with the reality that each execution would cost taxpayers 25 million dollars, or that the state might spend more than 100 million dollars over several years and produce few or no executions," argued Richard Dieter, director of the Death Penalty Information Center and the report's author. "Surely...
  • CAPITAL PUNISHMENT What Does the Bible Teach? on this Vital Subject?

    12/02/2008 3:16:20 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 15 replies · 492+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 12/2/08 | George Zeller
    Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. (Genesis 9:6) 1. Instituted by God Himself Capital punishment was instituted by God Himself after the worldwide flood. We learn of this in Genesis 9:6--"Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man." This verse speaks of a murderer, one who knowingly and violently sheds another man's blood, resulting in death. God here gives man the authority and the right and the duty to put to death the murderer:...
  • Debating deterrence: Trident - revisiting the UK deterrent debate

    03/13/2008 4:53:04 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 394+ views
    Jane's Defence Weekly | 10th March 2008 | Denise Hammick/Richard Scott
    Early concept work has begun on the UK's next generation of ballistic missile submarines. However, critics of the government's plan to renew the Trident strategic weapon system contend that the deterrent debate is by no means over. Denise Hammick and Richard Scott report In an office suite at BAE Systems' Barrow-in Furness shipyard in northwest England, the first steps are being taken towards the design and build of a new generation of ballistic missile submarines. The aim of the concept is to ensure that the UK can continue to deploy a submerged strategic nuclear deterrent capability for at least another...
  • Inmate sues prison after being forced to wear pink...

    09/15/2007 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 45 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | September 15, 2007 | staff
    The prisoner claims that wearing pink places him in peril and is discriminatory.
  • Studies Say Death Penalty Deters Crime (Well, Duh)

    06/10/2007 10:42:01 PM PDT · by Tall_Texan · 20 replies · 839+ views
    Associated Press (via ^ | 06-11-07 | ROBERT TANNER
    Anti-death penalty forces have gained momentum in the past few years, with a moratorium in Illinois, court disputes over lethal injection in more than a half-dozen states and progress toward outright abolishment in New Jersey. The steady drumbeat of DNA exonerations - pointing out flaws in the justice system - has weighed against capital punishment. The moral opposition is loud, too, echoed in Europe and the rest of the industrialized world, where all but a few countries banned executions years ago. What gets little notice, however, is a series of academic studies over the last half-dozen years that claim to...
  • Williams Attacks Blair Plans For Trident Fleet (UK)

    12/03/2006 7:40:49 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 489+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-4-2006 | Jonathan Petre
    Williams attacks Blair plans for Trident fleet By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent Last Updated: 1:32am GMT 04/12/2006 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is today expected to launch an attack on plans to replace Britain's nuclear deterrent. Dr Williams, whose opposition to the Iraq war infuriated Downing Street, is to respond to the long-awaited White Paper on the future of Trident. He is also preparing a new year statement exploring the morality of nuclear weapons that will reflect the concerns of 19 bishops who warned Tony Blair in July that the possession of Trident was "evil". The Prime Minister...
  • North Korea says to bolster deterrent against U.S(North Korean Delusion Alert)

    07/02/2006 2:54:57 AM PDT · by garbageseeker · 68 replies · 2,032+ views
    Kim Il Jung is having delusions of a United States attack. In the meantime while he is having his delusions, in reality his people are starving.
  • Do UK nukes make military sense?

    06/22/2006 9:35:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 46 replies · 865+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 22 June 2006, 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK | By Rob Watson
    Do UK nukes make military sense? By Rob Watson Defence and security correspondent, BBC News There is no doubt Chancellor Gordon Brown has set off a major ideological debate within his own, once avowedly, anti-nuclear Labour Party. But what are the military arguments for and against Britain retaining an independent nuclear deterrent? Nuclear submarines are based at Faslane on the Clyde Perhaps the first question to consider is why this is an issue now. At the moment Britain has 16 Trident missiles, based on four nuclear submarines, providing a total of 200 warheads. The problem is that the missiles will...
  • Maritime Ops in Middle East Have Deterrent Effect

    04/27/2006 5:36:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 192+ views
    MANAMA, Bahrain, April 27, 2006 – Maritime operations in the Middle East are all about anti-terrorism activities, the deputy commander of coalition forces serving with Naval Forces Central Command said here. British Royal Navy Commodore Simon T. Williams said maritime operations have an active and passive deterrence role in what Americans call the Central Command area of operations. "The main effect is trying to change the risk calculus for terrorists," he said in an interview. The command, which has ships from 17 different nations, has task forces covering the seas from the southern border of Kenya to the Pakistan-India border....
  • Capital Punishment is Pro-Life, Pro Justice

    12/24/2005 7:00:10 AM PST · by FNU LNU · 9 replies · 446+ views
    Amarillo Globe-News ^ | 12/24/05 | Samuel G. Dawson
    Guest Column: Capital punishment is pro-life, pro-justice Amarillo Globe-News 12/24/05 By Samuel G. Dawson Opinion Now that the United States has executed its one-thousandth murderer since 1976, during which time 600,000 murders have been committed (according to the Justice Department), a few comments on the subject are in order. I support capital punishment out of respect for human life. Sounds kind of weird, doesn't it? Yet that's the reason the death penalty was instituted: "Whosoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For (here's the reason) in the image of God He made man." If man didn't...
  • N. Korea: "Light-water reactor can serve as a deterrent" (will use it as a Dirty Bomb)

    09/17/2005 5:43:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 644+ views
    /begin my translation6-party talk: Light-water Reactor Issue, "Light-water reactor can serve as a deterrent" (N. Korean argument) Mainichi Shimbun, 2005/09/16, morning edition[Sato Jiyako from Beijing] A source from Japanese delegation to 6-party talks said at night of Sept. 15 that N. Korea explained their reason for insisting on having light-water reactor(s), saying 'the reactor(s) can serve as deterrent against attacks from other countries' because such an attack on a reactor could create radioactive contamination./end my translation
  • US has 'significant' deterrent capability against North Korea: Rice

    05/02/2005 8:14:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies · 1,382+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/02/05
    US has 'significant' deterrent capability against North Korea: Rice Mon May 2, 6:40 PM ET WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States has "significant deterrent capability" to thwart North Korea's nuclear ambitions, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned as the White House called a weekend missile test by Pyongyang "provocative." ADVERTISEMENT Rice told reporters, after talks here with French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier, that "the United States maintains significant, I want to underline significant, deterrent capability of all kinds in the Asia-Pacific region. "So I don't think there should be any doubt about our ability to deter whatever the North Koreans...
  • Rice says US military is a deterrent to N. Korea nukes, UN sanctions an option

    04/21/2005 7:15:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 372+ views
    AFP ^ | 04/21/05
    Rice says US military is a deterrent to NKorea nukes, UN sanctions an option Thu Apr 21, 9:58 AM ET VILNIUS (AFP) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said US forces present a "significant deterrent" against any North Korean nuclear threat and she may yet seek UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang. "The North Koreans are not confused about the fact that the United States maintains a significant deterrent against North Korean nuclear weapons if indeed they have gotten to that state," she told Fox television in an interview here. "I think they are not confused about the fact...
  • Who is going to die?

    12/01/2004 1:04:29 AM PST · by eakole · 145 replies · 7,514+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 1, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    "Yossef Bodansky, the former director of the U.S. Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and a man I respect immensely for his intelligence insights, says the United States faces an "inevitable" al-Qaida attack with weapons of mass destruction. "What would be the U.S. response to such an attack? "Now is the time to think about the unthinkable. "Contingency plans need to be made. And those plans, at least some of them, need to be known to the whole world to serve as a deterrent against such an attack. …" "… * The Islamist world and its allies need to know there...
  • North Korea threatens to increase its nuclear "deterrent"

    11/16/2004 10:49:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 567+ views
    Yahoo Asia News ^ | 11/16/04 | AP Asia-Pacific
    North Korea threatened Tuesday to strengthen its "nuclear deterrent" to counter what it calls a U.S. plot to launch a nuclear war against the isolated communist state. Minju Joson, a state-run newspaper, accused the United States of preparing for war on the Korean Peninsula instead of pursuing a peaceful solution to the dispute over the North's nuclear weapons program. "No matter what the others say, our People's Army and people will further strengthen our nuclear deterrent force for self-defence," the daily was quoted as saying in a commentary carried by the North's official news agency, KCNA. KCNA was monitored by...
  • Nuclear-Free Kerry

    10/31/2004 7:13:35 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 4 replies · 395+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2004 | Washington Times Board Editors
    On Jan. 12, 1984, two weeks after the West German defense ministry announced that the first nine U.S. nuclear-tipped intermediate-range Pershing II ballistic missiles were operable on West German soil, then-Massachusetts Lt. Gov. John Kerry found himself in West Germany's Black Forest on an acid-rain fact-finding mission. Someone had awakened the ambitious Kerry at 3 a.m. to tell him that Paul Tsongas would not run for re-election to the Senate. "The issue of war and peace was on the table again," Mr. Kerry later told the Boston Globe, and he jumped into the race before the end of January.
  • Death Penalty Essay

    04/18/2004 1:59:02 PM PDT · by markv840 · 4 replies · 775+ views
    Mark Velarde
    This is just a little something I wrote back in 2001. The death penalty shows, in the strongest way, the seriousness with which the state views violent crimes and murder. It defends the punishment as such, and confirms that certain criminals deserve death. Capital punishment remains legal in 38 states, many of which allow death row prisoners to decide the method to be used in their execution. Currently, the most common method used is lethal injection, in which the subject lies in a gurney while chemicals first relaxes and causes the prisoner to loose consciousness; the lethal agents are only...
  • Scientist views nuke 'deterrent'

    01/21/2004 3:00:47 PM PST · by knak · 14 replies · 161+ views
    australian ^ | 1/21/04
    A TOP US scientist's gave a dramatic account today of how he held a dense, grey and warm lump of North Korean plutonium, during a rare tour of the Stalinist state's notorious nuclear factory. Siegfried Hecker carved a vivid new angle on the North Korean nuclear crisis with his first public testimony about his visit two weeks ago to Yongbyon, a nuclear complex at the centre of a Cold War-style showdown between Washington and Pyongyang. Hecker described how North Korean boffins offered to show him their nuclear "deterrent". "When I expressed my scepticism, they said, 'Well, would you like to...
  • Pravda: Israel's Nuclear Potential and Its Threat [sic]

    09/22/2003 4:31:18 AM PDT · by risk · 9 replies · 183+ views
    Pravda ^ | 9/15/2003 | Vasily Bubnov
    Israel's Nuclear Potential and Its Threat - 09/15/2003 15:26 But in fact there is not much enough reliable information about Israel's nuclear potential  Participants of the 47th general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that is to open in Vienna today will discuss a report on Israel's nuclear potential and its threat. This is quite obvious that it wasn't Israel that suggested the idea for discussion. It was the League of Arab States that demanded that the issue must be considered. The hearing of the report may develop into a diplomatic scandal as the Israeli government always received...
  • Iranian democracy is the best deterrent

    05/15/2003 2:08:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 131+ views
    National Post ^ | May 15 2003 | Michael Ledeen
    Concern over the Iranian nuclear-weapons program is growing, as well it should. As United Press International's Eli Lake has recently reported, even Mohamed El-Baradei of the international nuclear-watchdog organization is concerned, and the CIA has reportedly reduced its estimate of how long it will take before Iran has the bomb, from four-to-five years to two. It's hard to get accurate information on such matters -- the United States has typically been surprised at the speed with which countries develop nuclear weapons, and just a few years ago the Clinton folks were astonished at an Indian nuclear test -- but there...

    05/07/2003 5:44:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 39 replies · 1,590+ views
    NCPA Daily Policy Digest ^ | May 7, 2003 | William Tucker
    Using data from U.S. Census Reports, a correlation between executions and homicide rate from 1930-2000 can be shown, says William Tucker. His data reveals falling murder rates when the death penalty is implemented and escalating murder rates when the courts prohibited capital punishment in the early 1960s. There is no way to contravene the logic of murder, he explains, except through the death penalty. No amount of victims' pleading or cajoling -- no promises that "I won't tell" -- will ever convince a robber or rapist that there isn't an advantage to escalating the crime to murder. The only plausible...
  • North Korea opts for 'deterrent' to counter US hostility (they want us to stop our nuclear program)

    04/30/2003 5:40:42 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 218+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | April 29 2003 | AFP
    North Korea said on Wednesday US hostility had compelled it to opt for "a necessary deterrent force" and that it had put the need into effect. The statement by a foreign ministry spokesman was seen as a further indication that the Stalinist state possessed nuclear weapons. It was carried by the Korean Central News Agency and followed a dispatch earlier by the official agency urging the United States to "scrap its nuclear program before such a small country as the DPRK (North Korea) does."
  • Bus station plays jazz to drive teenagers away

    02/15/2003 12:35:34 PM PST · by MadIvan · 46 replies · 743+ views
    Ananova ^ | February 15, 2003 | Ananova
    A bus station in America is planning to play classical music and smooth jazz to discourage loitering teenagers. Officials at the Trade Street in Charlotte, North Carolina, hope the "grow-up" music will irritate groups of youths who hang around the station. The station's loudspeakers already emit the calls of hawks and owls to frighten away pigeons that roost in the rafters. "The idea is to make the atmosphere at the Trade Street station less pleasant for those who aren't there to catch a bus," a spokeswoman told the Charlotte Observer. "We know if we play a certain genre, people won't...
  • Elderly Woman Chases Burglars

    01/30/2003 8:02:14 PM PST · by primeval patriot · 21 replies · 261+ views
    The Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | January 29, 2003 | Jacque Hilburn
    An 82-year-old woman pulled a shotgun on two burglars Tuesday and chased them from her home Tuesday after they barged inside, claiming to be roofing inspectors.Authorities are alarmed.And on Wednesday, they issued a strong warning to seniors and others to remain wary of what has becoming a continuing burglary scheme targeting the elderly."People need to keep their doors locked," said Lt. Craig Shelton, Smith County Sheriff's Office. "If someone comes to the door that you don't recognize, talk through the door - don't open it. If they persist in trying to come in, call 911."Thus far, more than half...
  • Nuclear meltdown

    01/08/2003 11:14:03 AM PST · by johnb838 · 8 replies · 273+ views ^ | 1/7/03 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    Ever since North Korea's dictator, Kim Jong-Il, broke bad -- acknowledging cheating on his promises to forego nuclear weapons and then doing so openly and in earnest -- government officials and others have been speculating about how fast the "Dear Leader" will be able to build up his stockpile. If he has two weapons now, will he have five or ten by this time next year? Some think Kim might be able to build as many as fifty over the next few years. Lost in the discussion to date is a dirty little secret: Whatever the number Pyongyang's weaponeers can...
  • Bulgarian burglars are told: beware of the tiger

    01/04/2003 8:08:12 PM PST · by MadIvan · 10 replies · 263+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | January 5, 2003 | Ed Holt
    A retired Bulgarian general has adopted a novel way of deterring burglars following a spate of break-ins - he has bought a tiger cub called Raja to guard his home. The tactic has been a remarkable success. Raja, who is now almost a year old and already weighs 200lb, has frightened off the criminals that threatened not just the home of Gen Kostadin Kostadinov, but the entire village of Selisten dol, 25 miles west of the capital Sofia. It has single-handedly ended the local crime wave and there has not been a single burglary since its arrival six months ago....
  • Capital punishment saves lives

    06/06/2002 2:30:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 9,201+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 6, 2002 | Jeff Jacoby
    <p>Second of two parts DEATH PENALTY abolitionists don't usually mention it, but in promoting a moratorium on executions, they are urging us down a road we have taken before.</p> <p>In the mid-1960s, as a number of legal challenges to capital punishment began working their way through the courts, executions in the United States came to a halt. From 56 in 1960, the number of killers put to death dropped to seven in 1965, to one in 1966, and to zero in 1967. There it stayed for the next 10 years, until the State of Utah executed Gary Gilmore in 1977. That was the only execution in 1977, and there were only two more during the next three years.</p>
  • Bush's Nuclear Deterrent Disarmament Plan Opposed by Pentagon

    05/17/2002 1:39:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies · 581+ views
    OpinioNet ^ | May 15, 2002 | David T. Pyne
    US and Russian arms control negotiators have reportedly reached an agreement on the terms for a new treaty between the US and Russia, reducing the size of the US arsenal to between 1700-2200 nuclear warheads each, and President Bush has announced that he plans to sign the measure at the Bush-Putin summit in Moscow on May 24th. The Russians sought a binding agreement in order to render the planned US nuclear disarmament measures "irreversible," while Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld worked to retain provisions in the treaty which would leave the US the option to rearm itself in the event...