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  • USA Needs More Entrepreneurs, Not More Bureaucrats

    06/22/2016 11:34:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 22, 2016 | Star Parker
    Uber, the ride-hailing company, founded in 2009, began operations in San Francisco in 2011, and now has a presence in 449 cities worldwide. From its beginning with just a vision, the firm's market value, by recent estimates, now exceeds $60 billion dollars. Uber is just one of many new emerging businesses that are the result of applying new technology to the routine affairs of living. In this case, rather than needing to hail a cab or order one from a central office, you just connect with drivers through an app on your smartphone. When existing businesses find themselves threatened by...
  • Iranian Experts Test Parchin Site Without Presence of UN Nuclear Inspectors (not satire)

    09/21/2015 8:52:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 21, 2015 5:14 PM
    Environmental samples have been taken at a sensitive military site in Iran, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday, citing "significant progress" in its investigation of Tehran's past activities. Such sampling is usually done by experts of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin. The transfer appeared to be part of a confidential draft agreement with the agency that allows Iran to gather its own samples. Inspecting the Parchin military site is a crucial part of the International Atomic Energy Agency's...
  • U.N. To Let Iran Use Own Experts to Inspect Alleged Nuclear Work Site

    08/19/2015 4:32:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Free Beaccon ^ | August 19, 2015 | Morgan Chalifant
    An apparent draft of one of the secret side agreements to the Iran nuclear deal indicates that Tehran will be permitted to use its own experts to inspect the Parchin nuclear site believed to have housed nuclear arms development. The Associated Press obtained the document, which an anonymous official described as a draft of an agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that does not differ much from the final version. The IAEA is the U.N. agency responsible for ensuring that Tehran abides by the stipulations in the finalized deal. The secret agreements between Iran and the...
  • MORE INSANITY: UN Inspectors Will Be Forced to Rely on Nuke Samples Provided by Iran

    07/23/2015 6:21:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/23/15 | Jim Hoft
      More insanity– UN IAEA inspectors will be forced to rely on nuclear samples provided by Iran. What a great nuclear deal. Great job, Lurch. Via Allahpundit: Jackson Diehl ✔ @JacksonDiehl Most interesting news of #Iran hearing: IAEA will have to rely on #Iran to take samples at Parchin and other sites for its PMD investigation
  • Bill aims to get inspectors out of home kitchens

    12/26/2014 12:05:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies ^ | December 26, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    BLAND, Va. Virginians who try to sell homemade food from their kitchens are feeling the heat from state and local inspectors.I have to turn down my neighbors when they ask if they can buy pesto I make from my own basil plants, says Bernadette Barber, a farmer in Lancaster, Va.And this isnt just a rural phenomenon.In Arlington, government inspectors shut down a home-based soup maker, even though no customer complaints had been registered. Others have encountered similar fates, stripping them of needed income.Legislation served up for the 2015 General Assembly would turn the tables.HB 1290, sponsored by Delegate Rob...
  • 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. Gosnells heinous crimes were only discovered by accident when the FBI...
  • Eyewitness evidence proves poisonous gas was used near Damascus by paramilitaries (May incident)

    08/28/2013 7:53:20 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 8-28-13 | Tass
    CAIRO, August 28 (Itar-Tass) - Evidence provided by eyewitnesses and people who suffered from a poisonous gas attack in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus obviously points to the fact that the neuro-paralytic gas sarin was used there by the paramilitaries of Syrias irreconcilable opposition, Carla del Ponte, the former chief prosecutor of UN international criminal tribunals said in an interview with Swiss television Wednesday. Her words were cited by Surya al-Aan news portal.
  • Weapons inspectors need 4 days in Syria to conclude probe - U.N. chief

    08/28/2013 6:25:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2013
    EXCERPT "They are working very hard, under very, very dangerous circumstances," (U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon) told a news conference in The Hague where he was attending centenary celebrations for the Peace Palace. "Let them conclude their work for four days, and then we will have to analyse scientifically with experts and then I think we will have to report to the Security Council for any actions."
  • Weapons inspectors in Syria need time to complete job: U.N.'s Ban

    08/28/2013 2:50:39 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - United Nations inspectors should be given time to determine whether forces have used chemical weapons in Syria's civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in The Hague on Wednesday.
  • Iraqi mustard gas to be destroyed

    02/11/2003 4:11:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 271+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | Februari 12 2003
    UN experts are to destroy four plastic containers filled with mustard gas registered by previous UN disarmament inspectors and recently found north of Baghdad. Spokesman Hiro Ueki said chemical experts had visited the Al-Muthanna military site today to prepare for the destruction of the containers. Ten 155 millimetre artillery shells will also be destroyed. "The destruction process will begin tomorrow and is expected to (take) four to five days to complete," he said.
  • Iran: We Lie to International Inspectors on Our Nuke Program (the gig is up)

    09/20/2012 9:06:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/20/12 | David Lev
    Western countries have long suspected Iran of misleading international inspectors over the extent of its nuclear program and now a top Iranian official has admitted as much. In an interview with the London-based Arabic Al-Hayat daily, Fereydoun Abbasi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Agency, said that Tehran had on occasion misled International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors on a number of issues. At times we submitted false information (to inspectors) in order to defend the nuclear facilities and our achievements, Abbasi told the paper. We had no choice but to mislead the IAEA and other spies. Abbasi also described...
  • Cities Hit as Funds From Bonds Pay Other Bills

    11/14/2011 3:50:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal online ^ | 11-14-11 | IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN, JUSTIN SCHECK and BOBBY WHITE
    When the recession squeezed Miami's budget in recent years, officials reached into funds raised for road repairs and other projects to plug the shortfall. Now, the city is paying a price. The moves triggered lawsuits and a federal investigation, in a brouhaha that holds ramifications for how municipalities nationwide maneuver around unprecedented money problems. Cash Flow View Interactive ..Cities and states across the country are using money designated for specific purposessuch as fixing roads or sewersin order to fill financial holes elsewhere, according to public officials and records. The moves are exposing municipalities to controversy, as federal regulators and local...
  • To All My Valued Employees

    10/28/2011 9:48:27 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 23 replies
    Unknown ^ | 10 28 2011 | Unknown
    To All My Valued Employees: There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn't pose a threat to your j What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country. However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interests. First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against...
  • What is going on here.? TEA party and OWS united? And have their own website? (my title)

    10/18/2011 4:51:02 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 21 replies
    TeaoccupyUnited ^ | today | unknown
    A uniform goal, no binding party alignment and no focus is lost from the main causes below. Focus on moving the conversation forward and bring in the 99 percent into the fold.
  • Home Inspection advice- vanity

    01/10/2011 9:54:23 AM PST · by newnhdad · 37 replies
    Need advice regarding home inspections. We will be purchasing a new build and are talking to a few sources for home inspection and I'm not sure what I should be doing. In previous buys, we got a final inspection but those homes were pre-existing. For a new build, we will have several opportunities to "preview" certain stages of the build primarily the foundation laying, pre-drywall, and pre-closing. This is a reputable builder in Norther Virginia that is providing a ten year warranty on structural/roofing, plumbing and electric. Should we have a structural engineer inspection, independent of the final home inspection...
  • Iranians Reluctantly Agree to IKEA Inspectors

    06/21/2010 3:46:20 PM PDT · by SvenWaring · 6 replies ^ | 06-21-2010 | Sven Waring
    Buckling under to extreme United Nation sanctions, the Iranian government has agreed to allow IKEA inspectors. "Hooo Boy. They really put the screws to us," said Mullah Abduhl Abba-Dancinqueen. "Now we have to have our low-maintenance, high-priced furniture inspected by these infidels. When will the humiliation ever end?" As part of the deal, Iran will let in a crack squad of IKEA inspectors to replace the current IAEA inspectors who have been examining hotel furniture. The UN is not only requiring more complete furniture inspections, but will also ensure Iranians are not pirating the color black from Taliban for their...
  • 'Iran hid equipment from inspectors'

    05/28/2010 10:10:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 257+ views ^ | 5/28/10 | ap
    Warhead making equipment was removed before IAEA inspection. VIENNA UN nuclear inspectors revisiting an Iranian laboratory suspected of involvement in a nuclear weapons program discovered that equipment has been removed, diplomats said Friday. Senior officials within the International Atomic Energy Agency are concerned that the removal was part of a cover-up. The equipment can be used for pyroprocessing, a procedure used to purify uranium metal used in nuclear warheads.
  • Iraqis Ready to Accept Modern Inspectors General, Advisor Says

    07/02/2009 1:18:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 203+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 2, 2009 Iraqi officials are learning to accept modern inspectors general in their government, and the coalition-backed investigative program is ready to stand on its own, a senior leader in that effort said. Marine Corps Col. Robert Schroeder, inspector general special staff assistant to the commander of Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq, spoke with bloggers and online journalists during a June 30 DoDLive bloggers roundtable about the support his office provides. The command has dedicated IG advisors to Iraqs ministries of Defense and Interior, Joint Headquarters Staff and Counter-terrorism Bureau, Schroeder said. Each of the advisors and...
  • Everyone's Talking About...Neil Barofsky?"

    06/25/2009 7:18:31 AM PDT · by paustin110 · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Why isn't the Inspector General story bigger? What makes this story important is first of all the serious nature of the inspector general position - they are supposed to be INDEPENDENT, non-partisan watchdogs. Now we have the Obama administration playing hardball with them in a way that indicates a pattern of behavior and this is certainly troubling.
  • New York Ag Officials Don't Take Well to Being Sued

    12/14/2007 7:33:37 PM PST · by davidgumpert · 19 replies · 212+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | Dec. 14, 2007 | David E. Gumpert
    Most government enforcers assume a low profile after theyre sued, at least for a while. Not New Yorks Department of Agriculture and Markets. Within hours of being sued by Barbara and Steve Smith, and members of Meadowsweet Farms Limited Liability Company (as described in a posting here earlier this week), two agents showed up at the farm in Lodi, apparently looking for trouble. They found it, in the form of the Smiths, who knew exactly what the agents were entitled to, and not entitled to, and whom to call when the agents wouldnt take no for an answer. Ill let...
  • When Agriculture Inspectors Work Saturdays, Watch Out

    10/16/2007 7:58:08 PM PDT · by davidgumpert · 1 replies · 140+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | Oct. 16, 2007 | David E. Gumpert
    When agriculture inspectors come calling at 7 on a Saturday evening, watch out. That's what Barbara and Steve Smith learned last Saturday evening.
  • 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...
  • U.N. Inspectors Declined Guantanamo Visit, Officials Say

    02/14/2006 4:22:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 405+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 14, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2006 The authors of an upcoming U.N.-sponsored report that alleges torture was committed against detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had declined an offer to observe operations at the facility, Defense and State Department officials said. "Any report that they may be writing would certainly suffer from the opportunity that was offered to them to go down there and witness firsthand the operations at Guantanamo," DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters at the Pentagon today. U.N. representatives could have visited the U.S. military-run Guantanamo detention facility, but had declined the offer because they wouldn't be allowed...
  • Will America's allies hold Iran to account?

    08/07/2005 12:15:25 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 2 replies · 431+ views
    WSJ ^ | Saturday, August 6, 2005
    The Bush administration has justified its softly-softly approach to the Iranian nuclear program on grounds it has firm commitments from the Europeans to get tough should diplomacy fail. Those promises are about to be put to the test now that Iran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency of its intention to resume uranium enrichment. The suspension agreement was inked last November after what turns out to have been nearly 20 years of Iranian deception vis--vis the IAEA. And it can be argued that diplomacy has at least bought time, assuming--and it's a big assumption given how many times Iran...
  • Even UN Admits Weapons Material Missing - (US military, Bush know facts they can't reveal now!)

    07/19/2005 4:00:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 1,204+ views
    It seems many may be in for the shock of their lives. But you never hear this information from mainstream media. We only hear that there is no connection between Hussein and al-Qaeda. The UN, and New York Times are not exactly conservative bastions. But theyve recently found evidence that may soften the most stubborn liberal idealist. Even some Christians are doubting that the existing war on terrorism is a Just War. Lest we forget, in the beatitudes, Jesus says Blessed are the peacemakers. But that same Jesus told His disciples let him who has no sword sell his mantle...
  • Journalists Visit Iran's Nearly-Finished Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant

    06/24/2005 9:53:03 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 1 replies · 373+ views
    VOA ^ | 24/6/05 | Paige Kollock
    The 1,000 megawatt reactor is located in the southwestern Iranian city of Bushehr, a port town on the Persian Gulf. Construction of the reactor began in the 1970s and is near completion. Built and designed by Russian engineers, the facility is worth $800 million. Nuclear fuel for the reactor is also produced by Russians and is awaiting delivery. The U.S. is pressuring Russia to halt nuclear cooperation with Iran, but Russia has already built the reactor and signed a fuel deal. For years, Iran kept its nuclear activities under wraps, so its unprecedented openness comes as a surprise to U.S....
  • CA: Federal inspectors find Bay Bridge welds safe

    05/04/2005 6:48:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/4/05 | AP - Oakland
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Welds on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge are not faulty as had been alleged by former welders who claimed the work was dangerously unsafe, the Federal Highway Administration said Wednesday. Private inspectors hired by the Federal Highway Administration have been cutting out sections of steel foundation work in the Bay Bridge to test for the allegedly faulty welding. The agency reported Wednesday it found no evidence of shoddy, unsafe welds. The FBI, the Federal Highway Administration and state attorney general's office began several weeks ago investigating allegations by former project welders that they...
  • Anthrax dumped near Saddam palace

    03/29/2005 1:00:58 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 1,234+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2005 | By Charles J. Hanley
    ASSOCIATED PRESS An Iraqi scientist has told U.S. interrogators that her team destroyed Iraq's stock of anthrax in 1991 by dumping it practically at the gates of one of Saddam's main palaces, but never told U.N. inspectors for fear of angering the dictator. Rihab Rashid Taha's decision in 2003 to remain silent stoked suspicions of those who contended Iraq still harbored biological weapons, contributing to the U.S. decision to invade Iraq two years ago this month. "Whether those involved understood the significance and disastrous consequences of their actions is unclear," the CIA-led Iraq Survey Group says of Mrs. Taha and...
  • N.Y. Times: Iraq Had WMD 'Stockpiles' in 2003

    03/13/2005 5:53:53 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 50 replies · 4,096+ views
    In a stunning about-face, the New York Times reported Sunday that when the U.S. attacked Iraq in March 2003, Saddam Hussein possessed "stockpiles of monitored chemicals and materials," as well as sophisticated equipment to manufacture nuclear and biological weapons, which was removed to "a neighboring state" before the U.S. could secure the weapons sites. The U.N.'s Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission [UNMOVIC] "has filed regular reports to the Security Council since last May," the paper said, "about the dismantlement of important weapons installations and the export of dangerous materials to foreign states." "Officials of the commission and the [International] Atomic...
  • 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 (1.4 million) bribe to the United Nations' chief weapons inspector to doctor his reports on the search for weapons of mass destruction
  • Iran blocks UN nuclear inspections

    03/01/2005 6:15:09 PM PST · by Stoat · 22 replies · 543+ views
    Iran blocks UN nuclear inspections Iran has refused to let UN nuclear inspectors follow up on a first visit to the Parchin military facility, where Washington charges Tehran is simulating testing of atomic weapons, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said. Iran has also refused to answer IAEA questions about the Lavizan site in Tehran where there was suspicion of nuclear activities, Pierre Goldschmidt, the agency's deputy director-general for safeguards, told a meeting in Vienna of the 35-nation IAEA board of governors. Iran told the IAEA in a message, dated from Sunday, that "the expectation of the Safeguards...
  • UN inspectors 'spent their days drinking' [Iraq]

    02/15/2005 6:14:33 PM PST · by saquin · 51 replies · 2,045+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/16/05 | Francis Harris
    UN inspectors in Iraq spent their working hours drinking vodka while ignoring a shadowy nocturnal fleet believed to be smuggling goods for Saddam Hussein, a former senior inspector told the US Senate yesterday. In a move that provoked fury from officials of the Swiss firm Cotecna, an Australian former inspector detailed a picture of incompetence, indifference and drunkeness among the men acting as the frontline for UN sanctions. Arthur Ventham, a former Australian army officer and customs officer, joined the operation in 2002 and worked at various sites in Iraq and neighbouring states. He said that at Iskendurun in eastern...
  • 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...
  • Very U.N.-Attractive - A leaked audit gives hints of the Oil-for-Food corruption.

    05/18/2004 9:08:50 PM PDT · by Shermy · 23 replies · 432+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | May 19, 2004 | Claudia Rosett
    In the scandal over the U.N. Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, Kofi Annan's main line of defense has been that he didn't know. Perhaps he should take a closer look at internal U.N. Oil-for-Food audit reports, more than 50 in all, produced by his own Office of Internal Oversight Services--the same reports he's declined to share with the Security Council, or release to Congress. One of these reports has now leaked. It concerns the U.N. Secretariat's mishandling of the hiring of inspectors to authenticate the contents of relief shipments into sanctions-bound Iraq. (Obtained by a journalist specializing in the mining industry,...
  • Nicaraguans seize missile during sting

    01/27/2005 1:44:36 AM PST · by Stoat · 17 replies · 983+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2005 | Rowan Scarborough
    Nicaraguans seize missile during stingBy Rowan ScarboroughTHE WASHINGTON TIMESNicaraguan police, with U.S. assistance in a sting operation, thwarted black marketeers trying to sell SA-7 shoulder-fired missiles capable of downing commercial aircraft earlier this month, raising fears that some missiles already have been sold to terrorists, The Washington Times has learned. U.S. officials think the missiles are being provided by elements of the Nicaraguan military. One official said intelligence reports suggest Nicaraguan army elements are keeping a secret stash of SA-7s not inventoried by international inspectors.

    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...
  • AIM Report: Saddam's Secret Campaign to Stop the War

    12/25/2004 11:28:41 PM PST · by Nick Danger · 25 replies · 1,523+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 23, 2004 | AIM
    The U.S. is engaged in a bloody war in Iraq for the purpose of eliminating the remnants of a terrorist regime, foreign terrorists, and bringing democracy to Iraq and the region. It is a big gamble that has put radical Islam on the defensive around the world. But shocking evidence demonstrates that controversial former U.S. Marine and former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who now writes for the anti-American Arab "news" organization Al Jazeera, was involved in a controversial effort to stop the war by enlisting prominent personalities in a "peace" campaign.

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • NYT: Doubts Persist on Iran Nuclear Arms Goals

    11/20/2004 9:44:13 AM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 518+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 20, 2004 | DOUGLAS JEHL and WILLIAM J. BROAD
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 - Despite having collected substantial information about Iran's nuclear and weapons programs over the last several ears, Western officials have limited intelligence about the crucial question of whether Tehran is trying to meld those two programs to produce a nuclear warhead that can be carried by a missile, administration officials said Friday. The inability to answer that question so far poses an obstacle to the Bush administration's efforts to press for a hard line against the Tehran government. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said this week that he had seen intelligence indicating that Iran was "working...
  • College students face high rent, dangerous overcrowding (East Lansing)

    10/23/2004 10:52:05 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 17 replies · 782+ views
    AP ^ | 10-23-04
    College students face high rent, dangerous overcrowding 10/23/2004, 11:33 a.m. ET The Associated Press A few years ago, Mike VanConant and his two roommates, all Michigan State University students, invited three extra people to live in their six-bedroom rental home to cut costs. But that violated city regulations that limited the number of people that could live in the home to three and everyone living there was slapped with a $259 fine. "It's worth over-occupying in East Lansing considering the price of rent here," VanConant told the Lansing State Journal for a Saturday story. He moved out after receiving the...
  • Have War Critics Even Read the Duelfer Report? The Saddam regime was an imminent threat

    10/14/2004 5:37:49 AM PDT · by OESY · 18 replies · 1,310+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2004 | RICHARD SPERTZEL
    After the release of the Iraq Survey Group's Duelfer report, the headlines blazed "No WMD Found." ...This reflects the notion that Iraq was only a threat if it had military munitions filled with WMD. The claim "Iraq was not an imminent threat" was also expounded by pundits that seemingly crawled out of the woodwork as well as those opposed to President Bush. But have these individuals read carefully the report...? While no facilities were found producing chemical or biological agents on a large scale, many clandestine laboratories operating under the Iraqi Intelligence Services were found to be engaged in small-scale...

    10/12/2004 8:16:46 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 427+ views
    The Bush plan is...we win! Judson Cox October 11, 2004 John Kerry accuses the Bush administration of not having a plan in Iraq. He says Iraq is, "The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time." Sen. Kerry has a plan for fixing nearly every ill of American society; seldom does he tell us exactly what these plans are, but he assures us that he has plans and the President does not. President Bush's plan is simple. The plan is, we win. We invaded Iraq for a reason. Iraq is an important facet of the fight against Islamic...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Finds Suspected Iraq Chemical Plant

    03/23/2003 5:59:12 PM PST · by AntiGuv · 31 replies · 354+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2003 | Matt Kelley
    WASHINGTON - U.S. troops have found a suspected chemical factory in Iraq and officials were trying to determine late Sunday whether it was involved in making chemical weapons, U.S. officials said. The plant is near the city of An Najaf, which U.S. troops reached Sunday on a push to Baghdad, the officials said. President Bush and other U.S. officials say ridding Saddam Hussein's regime of chemical and biological weapons is the main objective of the war. Saddam's government denies it has any chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or programs to produce them. Asked at a news conference in Qatar Sunday...
  • Sept. 11 report gives details of al-Qaeda - Iraq relationship

    07/28/2004 10:09:20 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 2,570+ views ^ | July 28, 2004 | E. THOMAS MCCLANAHAN
    The report offered new details about the al-Qaeda-Iraq relationship and the commission also backtracked somewhat from an earlier staff report, which found no evidence of a "collaborative relationship." In the final report, the phrase was modified to say, "no collaborative operational relationship." Adding the word "operational" was an important shift. The panel found no proof that Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden's organization worked together to attack their common enemy, the United States. But the commission did find that the two had frequent contacts and a fairly well-developed relationship. There were Iraq-al-Qaeda ties. Bush looked at the evidence of links...
  • The Cry Babies Media Brats are back..."Media Blind Spots" CARTOON re WMDs and UN report

    06/22/2004 8:57:31 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 28 replies · 349+ views ^ | 6/22/2004 | IPWGOP
    With the report of the United Nations weapons inspectors detailed at the U.N. last weeek -- plainly stating Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction -- our heroic American press proves once again their left wing bias. As in, WHERE'S THE STORY???
  • UN inspectors: Saddam shipped out WMD before war and after

    06/11/2004 1:17:07 PM PDT · by freebilly · 207 replies · 9,577+ views
    The United Nations has determined that Saddam Hussein shipped weapons of mass destruction components as well as medium-range ballistic missiles before, during and after the U.S.-led war against Iraq in 2003. The UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission briefed the Security Council on new findings that could help trace the whereabouts of Saddam's missile and WMD program. The briefing contained satellite photographs that demonstrated the speed with which Saddam dismantled his missile and WMD sites before and during the war. Council members were shown photographs of a ballistic missile site outside Baghdad in May 2003, and then saw a satellite...
  • Engines Used in Missiles Found in Jordan ( Scrap yard )

    06/09/2004 7:16:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 1,285+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 09, 2004 at 19:06:49 PDT | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. weapons experts have found 20 engines used in banned Iraqi missiles in a Jordan scrapyard along with other equipment that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction, an official said Wednesday. The discoveries were revealed to the U.N. Security Council by acting chief U.N. inspector Demetrius Perricos during in a closed-door briefing. The text was obtained by The Associated Press. The U.N. team was following up on an earlier discovery of a similar Al Samoud 2 engine in a scrapyard in the Dutch port of Rotterdam. Perricos said inspectors also want to check...
  • Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie deposition

    03/11/2004 10:22:16 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 606+ views ^ | Friday, March 12, 2004 | By Sherrie Gossett
    Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie depositionFormer Democrat congressional aide was at center of CIA controversy Posted: March 12, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Sherrie Former journalist and congressional press secretary Susan Lindauer, who was arrested yesterday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy before and after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, came to the forefront of politics in 1994 over a controversial meeting she had with an alleged CIA operative based in Syria. That meeting resulted in her giving a deposition in the Lockerbie bombing trial that suggested Libya was innocent of the bombing. The 1994 deposition received...

    02/13/2004 6:46:23 AM PST · by 7thson · 59 replies · 204+ views
    Anyone watch his program last night? I watched it for about the first 20 minutes or so. He had Scott Ritter on and basically - how I saw it - read him the riot act concerning Iraq and Saddam. Basically said that yeah, you have a job to do and a charter to do it under, but once you observe and witness first hand children in prison and torture, than the charter goes out the window and you have to do the right thing. Ritter kept on going on about saving lives and other bs. I thought Miller nailed him...