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  • ...REPORT: Top Secret Spy Satellite Info on N Korea Nuclear Assets Found in Hillary...Server Email

    09/01/2015 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 182 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/1/15 | Jim Hoft
    Solomon reports part of concern about the information being unsecured on Clinton’s home server is that it could have been hacked by the North Koreans–who would then know more about U.S. spying capabilities. Solomon reports the information was likely summarized from a secure site and sent in unclassified systems up the chain to Clinton. “One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites. “Multiple intelligence sources...
  • Obama supports Iran's self inspection (humor?)

    08/20/2015 11:18:10 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 20, 2015 | Dan Miller
    In an exclusive interview with the FARtz News Agency, President Obama today voiced firm support for any deal bewteen Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency permitting Iran to know for sure what it hasn't been doing at its alleged military sites.Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) colleague, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also...
  • Iran threatened ‘harm’ to top nuke inspector to prevent disclosure of secret deal

    08/18/2015 1:51:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/18/2015 | By Adam Kredo
    Iranian leaders prevented a top International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) official from disclosing to U.S. officials the nature of secret side deals with the Islamic Republic by threatening harm to him, according to regional reports. Yukiya Amano, IAEA director general, purportedly remained silent about the nature of certain side deals during briefings with top U.S. officials because he feared such disclosures would lead to retaliation by Iran, according to the spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI). Amano was in Washington recently to brief members of Congress and others about the recently inked nuclear accord. However, he did not discuss...
  • ‘Operation Truck Stop’ enforcement effort targets off-toll-road traffic in Northern Indiana

    08/12/2015 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Overdrive ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Dills
    Indiana is known for its targeting of truckers relative to the behavioral aspects of on-highway safety — no state devotes a larger share of its focus to ticketing and issuing warnings to drivers for moving-type violations. When officials in the northern part of the state in late June announced a weeklong “Operation Truck Stop” three-county enforcement effort during the July 4 holiday week along U.S. 20, a common Indiana Toll Road alternate, in late June, regular readers could have been forgiven for seeing little news there. As Overdrive‘s reports on the state made clear in the last year, such efforts...
  • Senior admin official: “Anytime, anywhere inspections” for Iran were never realistic

    07/14/2015 11:06:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2015 | AllahPundit
    A nice detail from the JPost’s write-up of today’s grand sellout. Turns out “snap inspections” are actually “nearly-a-month’s-notice inspections.” Negotiators failed to meet the standard of achieving “anytime, anywhere” access that several members of the United States Congress had demanded as a part of any nuclear deal. Instead, in the event Iran objects to an IAEA request for access to a specific site, a “clock” will begin that grants the two sides 14 days to negotiate.If that period expires without any resolution reached directly between Iran and the IAEA, the Joint Commission would have seven days to advise them...
  • Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks

    07/03/2015 4:56:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/3/15 | Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee - AP
    VIENNA (AP) — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place. Speaking to reporters in Vienna, where diplomats are trying to clinch a comprehensive nuclear pact, a senior Iranian negotiator said the U.N. nuclear agency's standard rules governing access to government information, sites of interest and scientists should be sufficient to ensure that Iran's program is solely for peaceful...
  • Report: Powers Give in—No Inspection of Iran’s Nuke Facilities

    06/28/2015 11:34:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    INN ^ | 6/28/2015, 8:56 PM | Gil Ronen
    The P5+1 countries led by the United States under Barack Obama have caved in to Iranian demands and will not insist on inspections of nuclear installations as part of a deal on Iran’s nuclear weapons program, Channel 1 reported Sunday. The channel’s Arab affairs correspondent reported that the June 30—Tuesday night—deadline for the talks has been set back to an unspecified date but that the negotiations are good-natured and the feeling is that the deal is nearly done. …
  • The Iran scam grows even worse - Part I, Nuke site inspections

    06/15/2015 9:30:15 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 15, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It is likely that the P5+1 nuke deal with Iran will be approved soon. Military and other nuke sites which Iran has not "disclosed" will not be inspected. Nor will Iran's nuke ties with North Korea -- which P5+1 member China seems to be helping, Iran's massive support for terrorism and abysmal human rights record be considered because they are also deemed unnecessary for deal approval. Sanctions against Iran are moribund and will not be revived regardless of whether there is a "deal." However, a bronze bust of Obama may soon be displayed prominently in Supreme Leader Khamenei's office and one of Khamenei may soon be displayed proudly in Dear Leader Obama's office.Part...
  • Why Won’t the South Carolina Health Department Properly Inspect Abortion Clinics?

    05/08/2015 2:43:39 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | May 7, 2015 | Holly Gatling
    The South Carolina Legislative Audit Council has issued a scathing report criticizing the state health department for numerous deficiencies in its inspection of the state’s three freestanding abortion facilities that could “result in serious problems for patients” if the problems are not addressed. The three free-standing abortion facilities operating in South Carolina are: The Women’s Clinic of Greenville, Planned Parenthood of Columbia, and the Charleston Women’s Medical Center in Charleston. Discrepancies were noted in the number of abortions performed at one facility and the number reported to the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Public Health Statistics and Information Services....
  • Negotiator Sherman Won't Say How Much Advance Notice Iran Gets

    04/07/2015 6:52:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Much of today's Morning Joe was devoted to a discussion of Rolling Stone's failed journalism on the UVa story. Maybe Mika Brzezinski should look in the mirror: she began her interview of Wendy Sherman, the chief US negotiator on the Iran deal, by offering her "congratulations." Even Sherman herself had the sense to suggest that congratulations were not yet in order. In contrast, Joe Scarborough actually tried to get Sherman to answer an important question: how much advance notice of inspections does the deal give Iran? Sherman skated away faster than Apolo Ohno, refusing to answer other than to claim...
  • Iran to U.S.: No, we’re not going to allow snap inspections of our nuclear facilities

    03/24/2015 1:13:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2015 | AllahPundit
    Welp, that about wraps it up for the great Iranian diplomacy goose chase. The only way to justify letting Iran continue to enrich uranium is if UN inspectors can come and go as they please whenever they please to verify that Iran’s not cheating. Without snap inspections, there’s no way to verify. Now Obama gets to walk away.No, no, I’m kidding. Obama’s invested so much political capital in getting this deal done, even at the price of driving relations with Israel to the lowest point they’ve been in decades, that he’s got to see it through now. Contrary to...
  • 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...
  • Opposing clinic inspections protects the abortion industry. Women? Not so much.

    10/19/2014 9:06:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.19.14 | Adam Peters
    President Obama has been accused of trying to silence his critics. Apparently he’s silencing his supporters now, too. That was Gwyneth Paltrow’s experience, anyway. Obama was attending a Democratic fundraiser organized by the Hollywood star when he allegedly robbed Paltrow of her ability to communicate. After describing herself as one of the president’s “biggest fans,” Ms. Paltrow went on to declare, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.” As a heterosexual man, I’m probably not the most qualified person to evaluate President Obama’s physical attractiveness. What I can say is that no matter how handsome someone might be, there...
  • PA Planned Parenthood reschedules abortions to dodge inspectors

    04/17/2014 2:26:36 PM PDT · by Morgana
    An informant from the Planned Parenthood Keystone affiliate in Pennsylvania has slipped me some fascinating new documents. Recall Pennsylvania is the home of infanticide abortionist Kermit Gosnell, convicted in May 2013 of first degree murder in the deaths of three babies and involuntary manslaughter of a patient. In reality, Gosnell likely “snipped” the spinal cords of hundreds if not thousands of babies he aborted alive over three decades but was never caught. The state simply stopped inspecting abortion clinics “for political reasons,” according to the Gosnell Grand Jury Report. Gosnell’s heinous crimes were only discovered by accident when the FBI...
  • Brewer signs law permitting unannounced inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

    04/16/2014 8:16:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Tucson Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Tuesday allowing the state Department of Health to make unannounced inspections of abortion clinics without first getting a warrant from a judge. Backers of HB 2284 said there is no reason to exempt abortion clinics from the same regulations that apply to all other health-care facilities. Foes said the clinics need protection because there is a heightened need for privacy both for patients and staff. The new law could wind up in court before it takes effect later this summer. In a 2004 ruling, a federal appeals court voided an identical provision, ruling the statute’s...
  • First game of the season (Royals)

    04/09/2014 3:20:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 19 replies
    Self | 4/9/2014 | mykroar
    Went to the first Royals game today (office thing) - great game, 7-1 (yes it was Tampa, but I'll take it). They have potential, back to 4-4 and still even with this game - (28th in runs...30th in slugging). If they can find some bats, we might be decent. All that being said, they are now wanding you to get into the games and you have to take everything out of your pockets. Anyone know if this is everywhere (MLB thing) - or KC being stupid. How long 'til the shoes come off and they're fondling your junk?
  • Bay Bridge inspections: busted bolts

    03/27/2013 9:25:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies ^ | 3/27/13 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
    At least 30 of the giant bolts that hold together the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the Bay Bridge have snapped. As a result, Caltrans is considering replacing all 288 of the bolts on the new bridge before it opens, The Chronicle has learned. Caltrans insists the new span is safe and that plans to open it the day after Labor Day are still on track. However, officials say it's too early to determine how long it will take to fix the problem - or the cost. Toll Bridge Program Manager Tony Anziano said engineers are "pretty confident" the...
  • USDA says it will close 259 domestic offices, make other changes to save $150 million per year

    01/09/2012 4:59:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/9/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON — USDA says it will close 259 domestic offices, make other changes to save $150 million per year.
  • VDOT Conducting Bridge & Tunnel Inspections (earthquake)

    08/24/2011 5:14:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    WRIC ^ | August 23, 2011 | VDOT Press Release
    Release from VDOT: RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Transportation today dispatched inspection teams to bridges and tunnels across the state soon after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake to assess any potential damage. Currently, no damage has been confirmed to bridges, tunnels or roads. Inspections are expected to continue for 24 hours. All four tunnels in the Hampton Roads area (Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, Downtown Tunnel and Midtown Tunnel), as well as Virginia's two mountain tunnels on Interstate 77 have been inspected with no sign of damage. VDOT's Culpeper and Fredericksburg Districts did report some minor damage to buildings....
  • Post-Gosnell Inspections Close Two Problematic Abortion Centers

    03/10/2011 8:29:44 AM PST · by julieee · 1 replies ^ | March 10, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Post-Gosnell Inspections Close Two Problematic Abortion Centers Philadelphia, PA -- After the national controversy the deplorable conditions and brutal infanticides at the abortion center Kermit Gosnell ran drew national attention, Pennsylvania officials began cracking down on abortion center inspections.
  • Nanny-State UK to Inspect Homes of Parents with Children Under 5 years

    05/18/2010 7:57:22 AM PDT · by peachykeene · 18 replies · 590+ views
    Mail Online ^ | May 17, 2010 | Jenny Hope and Steve Doughty
    Parents of children under five are to get home checks to ensure they are keeping their youngsters safe. Inspectors will check whether families have installed smoke alarms, stair gates, locks on medicine cupboards, windows and ovens, and fitted temperature controls to stop bath water getting too hot. Guidelines for inspections have been drawn up on the instructions of the Department of Health in a bid to prevent injuries among under-15s in the home. Read more:
  • FAA orders emergency 737 inspections

    03/13/2010 6:51:00 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies · 1,228+ views
    Puget Sound Business Journal ^ | March 13, 2010 | Unattributed
    The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered owners and operators of Boeing 737 jets to check some aircraft for loose lug bearings in the tail, according to an Emergency Airworthiness Directive issued Friday.Boeing estimates that the directive affects about 600 aircraft, which need to be inspected within 12 days. Failure of the lugs could cause vibration leading to structural failure of the horizontal fins and flaps in the tail, possibly resulting in “loss of aircraft control and structural integrity,” the agency’s directive said. Boeing issued a related service alert Friday that affected six models of 737s, the company’s biggest-selling jetliner. The...
  • Are Texas' auto safety inspections worth the hassle?

    12/13/2009 9:44:44 PM PST · by Dubya · 95 replies · 2,515+ views
    After five years of inspecting vehicles, Dallas mechanic Robert Garcia has seen cars with everything from whisper-thin tire treads to brakes ready to fall off. Garcia – like many insurers, legislators and safety advocates – can't imagine how bad the disrepair would be without Texas' yearly required safety inspections. "It would cause a big dilemma on the road," said Garcia, who works at Adkison Tire and Service on Irving Boulevard. But some states have dropped the basic safety review after driver complaints that they were annoying and unnecessary. And some automobile experts in Texas and across the country say more...
  • Iran Claims it Will Allow Inspections of Newly Discovered Uranium Enrichment Facility - Video

    09/26/2009 9:41:45 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 141+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on news that Iran says it will allow international inspections of the newly discovered uranium enrichment facility. Hillary Clinton said that decision is welcome news. President Obama said Iran must display more transparency as to their nuclear intentions. The newly discovered facility's size and configuration is thought to guarantee that it can only be for the purpose of nuclear weapons. It sounds like Obama is ready to take Iran's word for it, when they are clearly going to try and play the inspections game just like Saddam Hussein did. As they stall for time, it...
  • US Welcomes Iran Inspection Offer [We've Seen This Movie Before!]

    09/26/2009 4:27:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 459+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 26, 2009
    US Welcomes Iran Inspection Offer Mrs Clinton is in New York for the annual UN General Assembly US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given a cautious welcome to Iran's announcement that it will open a newly revealed nuclear plant to inspection. Speaking in New York, Mrs Clinton said it was always welcome when Iran decided to comply with international rules. The US, France and UK accused Tehran of deception after it admitted to the existence of the facility on Monday. Iran says the uranium enrichment plant, near the city of Qom, is in line with UN regulations. It maintains...
  • Bureaucrats Will Carry Out Mandatory Home Inspections Under Climate Bill

    07/03/2009 8:20:30 AM PDT · by seven.sixtwo · 59 replies · 1,473+ views
    The controversial climate bill that is set to be taken up by the Senate on Monday after its passage in the House will legislate home inspections by government regulators who will demand to audit every aspect of your property under the threat of substantial and repeated fines if their visits are denied or their demands not satisfied. The climate legislation is written in a manner that automatically assumes that global warming is taking place and that it is attributed to rising CO2 levels, despite the fact that this is a highly contentious question and is being rejected by more and...
  • France Inspecting North Korean Ship ~at an Indian Ocean island off the coast of Africa

    11/16/2006 6:26:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 930+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 16, 2006 at 12:15:21 PST | JOHN LEICESTER ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PARIS (AP) - French customs officers are inspecting a North Korean ship at an Indian Ocean island off the coast of Africa as part of U.N. sanctions prompted by the communist nation's nuclear test, but they found nothing illegal so far, officials said Thursday. It was the first time a country was known to have stopped a North Korean vessel under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1718 authorizing searches as part of the sanctions imposed on Pyongyang for its nuclear test. Since the resolution was passed Oct. 14, at least four other North Korean vessels have been stopped, but the countries...
  • FAA sets up high-level alerts for missed airline inspections

    04/18/2008 11:29:48 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 1 replies · 67+ views
    Yahoooo News ^ | April 18, 2008 | Michael J. Sniffen
    The Federal Aviation Administration is going to begin alerting its top headquarters officials when field inspectors miss airline safety inspections, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced Friday. Peters also demanded that the FAA and American Airlines explain to her within 14 days why 250,000 U.S. air travelers endured canceled flights last week. American grounded its MD-80 jetliners and canceled 3,100 flights in order to inspect or redo wiring that was supposed to have been completed between Sept. 5, 2006, and March 5, 2008....
  • Pro-Life Advocate Blasts Lack of Inspections of Abortion Clinics

    07/12/2007 9:21:39 AM PDT · by MountainFlower · 4 replies · 624+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW ^ | July 11, 2007 | Rusty Pugh
    The head of American Life League's "Stop Planned Parenthood" division says many abortion facilities aren't inspected as often as the law calls for. Jim Sedlak says this shows that the elected officials who claim to support women's rights have no concern for women's rights, not to mention the rights of unborn children. State health officials in New Jersey are supposed to inspect abortion facilities every two years. But last week it was revealed that one abortion clinic in Atlantic City had not been inspected in six years. The problems at that facility were so profound, state officials closed it. Jim...
  • Australian MP lashes out at France: France was helping prop up a psychotic dictator with opposition

    03/18/2003 2:36:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 40 replies · 375+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 18 2003
    FRANCE was helping prop up a psychotic dictator with its trenchant opposition to an American-led war on Iraq, government backbencher Cameron Thompson said tonight. France, along with Russia, Germany and China, helped sink a new resolution in the United Nations Security Council which would have paved the way for a UN-backed war in Iraq. Instead, France was pushing for UN arms inspectors to be given more time to scour Iraq for weapons of mass destruction. French President Jacques Chirac today condemned plans by the US, Britain and Australia to launch a unilateral strike to disarm Iraq, warning the decision ran...
  • Japan - MSDF engages in secret drills for possible N Korea ship inspections

    11/09/2006 6:09:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 418+ views
    Kyodo News (Japan) ^ | November 9, 2006
    ETAJIMA ? The only special squad of the Maritime Self-Defense Force has engaged in secret drills to prepare for Japan's possible inspections of North Korea-related ships under a U.N. Security Council resolution following Pyongyang's nuclear test last month, Kyodo News learned Thursday. The MSDF is carrying out the drills every day at its base in Etajima, a Seto Inland Sea island in Hiroshima Prefecture even though the Japanese government has yet to decide its position on the issue due to legal sensitivities. The government has left various questions unanswered, such as whether it can apply the law on Japan's...
  • Self-Inspections Alarm New Orleans Officials and Electricians

    10/12/2006 11:59:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies · 651+ views
    Scripps Networks, Inc. ^ | October 9, 2006 | Richard Wall
    Under an emergency ordinance, electricians may inspect their own work; officials worry about fraud.October 9, 2006—A member of the New Orleans City Council is pushing for rescission of the city's emergency ordinance allowing homeowners to waive inspections before restoration of electricity at their Katrina-flooded houses. The ordinance has been criticized by city officials and electrical experts as a failure in basic building safety. "I am not comfortable with the self-inspection program," says New Orleans District B City Councilwoman Stacy Head. "I am going to push for a revocation of that rule. If the city needs to hire more inspectors to...
  • Sanctions and Saddam : An International Joke !

    09/20/2006 3:40:43 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 239+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 09/20/06 | vanity
    How effective were UN sanctions against Saddam ? Liberals say, "Very effective !" This cynic says otherwise. Read and draw your own conclusions.

    08/30/2006 3:18:56 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies · 4,279+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 30 August 2006 | John Carney
    U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. of Memphis, the Democratic nominee for a U.S. Senate seat, attended the Celebration Tuesday, where he was introduced by announcer Chip Walters as "one of the reasons we're having a horse show tonight." Ford had originally been scheduled to present a class award on Friday night, and was on his way to the Celebration grounds just as a dispute between trainers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down Friday night's show. "I think everybody was disappointed," Ford told the Times-Gazette just as Tuesday night's show was starting. He said he'd been aware of some...
  • US and Russia Still Pursue Nuclear Parity

    08/01/2006 4:29:02 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 20 replies · 521+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 08/01/06 | vanity
    General Yury Baluyevsky-Russia's #2 man in Defense-is unhappy over the American's missile defense system. What good is it to have 927 ICBMs if they can be destroyed in flight ? Details at:
  • 2002 Document: Chemical Material Hidden Underground (Translation)

    06/02/2006 11:13:28 AM PDT · by jveritas · 206 replies · 20,553+ views
    Document Document ISGQ-2003-00004530 dated September 15 2002 is a memo from a General in Saddam Feedayeens to the Supervisor of those Feedayeens who is not other than Uday Saddam Hussein. The memo talks about a hidden large container that contain a Chemical Material and that it was buried under the ground near Fallujah back when Hussein Kamal Hussein was in charge of the Iraqi Military Industrialization Commission. Hussein Kamal was the brother in law of Saddam who fled to Jordan in 1995 exposed to the world that Saddam still have WMD and then Saddam tricked him to come back by...
  • Indonesia to have major nuclear plant by 2015

    05/13/2006 2:29:00 PM PDT · by Dundee · 9 replies · 318+ views ^ | May 13, 2006
    Indonesia to have major nuclear plant by 2015 Indonesia will have its first nuclear power plant on densely populated Java island by 2015, the country's energy minister has said. "We have the blueprint. We will start the construction in six or seven years," Purnomo Yusgiantoro told AFP. The power plant, to be built in East Java, will have the capacity of 1,000 megawatts in the first phase, with the cost estimated at $US8 billion ($10.35 billion), he said. The capacity will later be increased to 4,000 megawatts. "We are open to any investors who are interested in developing this project,"...
  • Weapons-grade uranium reported in Iran

    05/12/2006 12:16:46 PM PDT · by familyop · 25 replies · 1,065+ views
    Vienna — The UN's atomic energy agency has found traces of highly enriched uranium at an Iranian site linked to the country's Defence Ministry, diplomats said Friday, adding to concerns that Tehran is hiding activities aimed at making nuclear arms. The diplomats, who insisted on anonymity in exchange for revealing the confidential information, said the findings were preliminary and still had to be confirmed through other lab tests. But they said the density of enrichment appeared to be close to or above the level used to make nuclear warheads. Still, they said, further analysis could show that the traces match...
  • Iran Gets 30 Days to Clear Nuke Suspicions

    03/30/2006 4:46:07 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 26 replies · 702+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Thursday, March 30, 2006 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council gave Iran 30 days to clear up suspicions that it is seeking nuclear weapons, and key members turned their focus on what to do if Iran refuses to suspend uranium enrichment and allow more intrusive inspections. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Berlin on Thursday for discussions between the five permanent council members — the United States, Russia, China Britain and France — plus Germany, on how much and what kind of pressure to exert on Iran if it refuses to comply. After three weeks of intense negotiations, the 15-member Security Council...
  • Iran's inspection curb hobbles key IAEA atom probe (Greenpeace stands up for the mullahs!)

    02/07/2006 9:53:36 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 7, 2006 | Mark Heinrich
    Iran's order that U.N. nuclear surveillance gear be removed from key sites by mid-February may prevent U.N. inspectors from discovering whether Tehran's atomic drive has wholly peaceful aims, diplomats said. The U.N. nuclear watchdog's board of governors voted on Saturday to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council over fears that it secretly wants to build atomic bombs. Iran, insisting it wants only nuclear power, retaliated by halting compliance with a U.N. system of short-notice nuclear inspections. Diplomats said this could make it difficult for Mohamed ElBaradei, director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to get clear answers for a...
  • Boat owners say they were fearful during Coast Guard search

    09/22/2005 2:42:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 674 replies · 11,953+ views
    The Monterey Herald ^ | September 18, 2005 | VIRGINIA HENNESSEY
    Two of the Moss Landing Harbor residents who were the subjects of random boat searches during Labor Day Weekend say their experiences were closer to armed invasions than the friendly "safety inspections" characterized by U.S. Coast Guard officials. Both residents said search crews entered the harbor in inflatable boats with machine guns mounted on their bows. Then, carrying M-16 rifles, they approached residents and boarded and searched their boats in the name of safety and "homeland security." One resident, who asked not to be identified for fear or retribution, said his experience was "very intimidating, very frightening." "To me it...
  • Saddam's $2m offer to WMD inspector

    03/11/2005 6:36:52 PM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 203 replies · 7,904+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3/12/2005 | Francis Harris
    Saddam's $2m offer to WMD inspector By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 12/03/2005) Saddam Hussein's regime offered a $2 million (Ł1.4 million) bribe to the United Nations' chief weapons inspector to doctor his reports on the search for weapons of mass destruction
  • U.N. Plans Long-Term Monitoring of Iraq

    12/03/2003 7:42:32 PM PST · by TexKat · 3 replies · 401+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/03/03 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS - U.N. weapons inspectors are planning for possible monitoring of Iraq's biological, chemical and missile programs despite being barred from the country by the United States, according to a report to the U.N. Security Council. The quarterly report released Wednesday by the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, known as UNMOVIC, outlines a range of activities undertaken by the U.N. inspectors to seek new information about Iraq's weapons programs and to prepare for a possible future role. U.N. inspectors were pulled out of Iraq in March, just before the U.S.-led war that toppled Saddam Hussein's regime. After the...
  • Kofi Annan's son used UN link to lobby for business (second disclosure in a week)

    12/05/2004 5:24:34 PM PST · by Cableguy · 9 replies · 723+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 12/5/2004 | Philip Sherwell
    The son of Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary-General, lobbied for business contacts at gatherings of UN officials on behalf of a company in the same year as it won an oil-for-food programme deal, it has emerged. The second disclosure in a week about Kojo Annan's role with the Swiss company Cotecna Inspection Services, which secured the $4.8 million (Ł2.46 million) UN contract to monitor goods entering and leaving Iraq in 1998, has raised embarrassing questions for his father. The details were revealed in Cotecna company documents handed over under subpoena to US congressional scrutineers who are investigating the oil-for-food...
  • Documents Challenge Kojo Annan's Story

    12/16/2004 5:00:18 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 6 replies · 874+ views ^ | Dec. 16 2004 | Jonathan Hunt
    WASHINGTON — Documents seen by FOX News suggest a conflict of interest may exist between Kofi Annan's (search) son, the Swiss company he worked for and the United Nations. Congressional investigators are examining those records and thousands of pages of others as part of their probe into the controversial U.N. Oil-for-Food (search) program. FOX News was permitted to review some documents but not make copies. Kojo Annan (search), the son of the U.N. secretary general, claims he has never been involved directly or indirectly with any business related to the United Nations. And Cotecna Inspection S.A., the company Kojo worked...
  • Duelfer, the UN, and the New York Times

    01/27/2005 6:20:10 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 402+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | January 20, 2005 | Daniel McKivergan
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: DANIEL MCKIVERGAN, Deputy DirectorSUBJECT: Duelfer, the UN, and the New York Times Yesterday, the Washington Post reported ("Search for Banned Arms In Iraq Ended Last Month") that the conclusions reached in Charles Duelfer's September 2004 report on Iraq's weapons programs will be the "final word" on the subject. The New York Times editorial board weighed in today. The Times notes that what the "Iraqi invasion has actually proved is that the weapons inspection worked, that international sanctions - deeply, deeply messy as they turned out to be - worked, and that in the case of Saddam...

    01/21/2005 12:57:50 AM PST · by kattracks · 30 replies · 1,005+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/21/05 | NILES LATHEM
    Former President Jimmy Carter was a target of the clandestine lobby campaign launched by an Iraqi-American businessman who admitted he was paid millions of dollars to undermine U.S. policy toward Iraq, it was revealed yesterday. Virginia-based oilman Samir Vincent earlier this week became the first person to plead guilty in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal. He had several contacts with the former Democratic president in a bid to weaken and eventually repeal sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime, investigators said. Contacts with Vincent dated back to 1999, when Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, hosted a delegation of Iraqi religious leaders at their...
  • To Destroy Iran’s Nuclear Bomb Program, 350 Targets Must Be Hit

    11/21/2004 3:38:23 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 35 replies · 2,225+ views ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2004 | EDITORIAL STAFF
    No one familiar with Iran’s record of broken promises on its hidden nuclear weapons program will be surprised by the allegations leveled against Tehran this week. On Wednesday, November 17, outgoing US secretary of state Colin Powell said to reporters during a South American tour: US has intelligence that Iran is working to adapt missiles for the delivery of nuclear weapons. “I have seen information that they not only have the missiles but are working hard to put the two together.” The highly classified, unverified information Powell referred to was described in more detail by the Washington Post the next...
  • New Scrutiny of the Flow of Iraqi Oil to American Consumers

    10/11/2004 6:17:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 1,129+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2004 | SIMON ROMERO and SCOTT SHANE
    As Saddam Hussein pressed the United Nations oil-for-food relief program for more money that he used to buy banned weapons, an unwitting ally may have been the American driver. Almost until the eve of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, American oil companies were among the largest purchasers of Iraqi crude oil. The role that the companies, including ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco, played in the oil-for-food program is now coming under greater scrutiny in the wake of a report by the chief arms inspector for the Central Intelligence Agency that disclosed how extensively Mr. Hussein was abusing profits from the...
  • US-European rift on Iran

    09/14/2004 6:47:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 483+ views
    A US-European rift surfaced today over how harshly to deal with Iran and its suspect nuclear program, with the Europeans ignoring American suggestions and circulating their own recommendations to other delegates at a key meeting of the UN atomic agency. Diplomats at a board of governors meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency had suggested earlier that the United States and the European Union were making progress in drafting common language for a resolution that would set a deadline for Iran to meet demands designed to dispel fears it was trying to make nuclear arms.But the latest draft, obtained...