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  • Iranian missile may be able to hit U.S. by 2015

    04/19/2010 6:07:51 PM PDT · by DukeBillie · 11 replies · 399+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 19, 2010 | Phil Stewart and Adam Entous
    Iran may be able to build a missile capable of striking the United States by 2015, according to an unclassified Defense Department report on Iran's military sent to Congress and released on Monday. "With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States by 2015," said the April report, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters. A classified version was also submitted to Congress. The timing of advances in Iran's long-range missile technology is being closely watched in Washington, which accuses Tehran of pursuing nuclear weapons and is...
  • U.S. military plans against Iran being updated

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

    04/18/2010 12:08:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 701+ views ^ | 4/18/10 | REBECCA ANNA STOIL
    Only 5% think diplomacy and sanctions can stop Iran, AJC poll finds. Although a slim majority of American Jews supports the Obama administration’s handling of US-Israel relations, a larger majority opposes any Israeli concession on Jerusalem as part of a peace deal, a survey released over the weekend by the American Jewish Committee revealed. Fifty-five percent of respondents said they approved of the administration’s policy regarding US-Israel relations. But 61% also said Israel should not be “willing to compromise on the status of Jerusalem as a united city under Israeli jurisdiction” as part of the framework of a peace settlement.
  • Ahmadinejad Thanks President Obama for His Nuclear Policies

    04/17/2010 1:37:06 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 10 replies · 320+ views
    You Tube ^ | 4/17/10 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    A translation was obtained of Ahmadman speaking at Iran's nuclear summit.
  • Update On Iran Nukes: Russia Says Iran Reactor On Track For August Launch

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

    04/14/2010 6:11:57 AM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 1,359+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 4-14-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Dow Theorist Richard Russell Predicts Israel Strike On Iran Nuclear Facilities Joe Weisenthal Apr. 14, 2010, 8:08 AM This has been a concern for world markets for awhile, and now the famous Richard Russell of the Dow Theory Letters chimes in. Here's what he wrote yesterday: Russell is thinking -- The US has always played "big Brother" to Israel. But lately the two have had arguments and it's clear that the US has pulled away from Israel. It occurs to me that Israel is planning to attack Iran and destroy its nuclear facilities. If so, the US does not want...
  • Iranian Spy for CIA: ‘Weak West’ Will Cause War with Iran

    04/11/2010 7:09:03 AM PDT · by Tigen · 22 replies · 1,206+ views
    INN ^ | 4-11-10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The American-led "engagement” policies towards Iran is going to result in the very war it wants to prevent, according to an Iranian CIA spy. He says the only way to prevent a possible nuclear war with Iran is to attack the country now. ---Snip-- “Now just imagine that they have a nuclear bomb. The Saudi kingdom would be in jeopardy. Iraq… forget about it, it's already under control of Iran. They're helping the Taliban. In Lebanon, Hezbollah is ruling. Jordan could be in danger, Syria could be empowered, Israel could be threatened day and night, Hamas would be empowered. You...
  • Iran Announces New, Faster Centrifuges for Uranium Enrichment

    04/09/2010 9:33:48 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 9 replies · 344+ views
    VOA News ^ | April 9, 2010 | Edward Yeranian
    Iran announced Friday that is had developed a new, faster generation of centrifuges for uranium enrichment, signaling its determination to press on with its nuclear work despite possible new sanctions being sought by U.S. President Barack Obama. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had indicated earlier in the week that a "momentous" development was in the offing about Iran's nuclear program and Friday's announcement of a new generation of centrifuges at the Natanz enrichment facility came as little surprise. Both Mr. Ahmadinejad and Iran's atomic energy head Ali Akbar Salehi spoke at a ceremony marking Friday's "Nuclear Energy Day," amid pomp and media...
  • Former Defense Minister: Israel Will Attack Iran By November

    04/07/2010 9:34:30 AM PDT · by Strategy · 45 replies · 1,312+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 2, 2010 | By Ken Timmerman
    Israel will be compelled to attack Iran's nuclear weapons facilities by this November unless the U.S. and its allies enact "crippling sanctions that will undermine the regime in Tehran," former deputy defense minister Brig. Gen. Ephraim Sneh said on Wednesday in Tel Aviv. The sanctions currently being discussed with Russia, China, and other major powers at the United Nations are likely to be a slightly-enhanced version of the U.N. sanctions already in place, which have had no impact on the Iranian regime. And despite unanimous passage of the Iran Petroleum Sanctions act in January, the Obama administration continues to resist...
  • Pretending to prevent an atomic Iran

    04/06/2010 2:54:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 300+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 6, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    The rules of the great Iranian nuclear charade are simple: We pretend to punish the Iranians for the nuclear- weapons program that they pretend doesn't exist. The Obama administration is about to go to the UN Security Council for a fourth round of sanctions. Remember the first three rounds? Models of collective international action, they passed unanimously (with the exception of an abstention by Indonesia in 2008) while Iran spun ever-more centrifuges and enriched ever-more uranium. It's a two-track process. On one track, the West feels as though it's doing something; on the other, the Iranians advance the nuclear program...
  • Obama Reported Pressing to Slow Congressional Push for Iran Sanctions

    04/05/2010 8:31:55 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 24 replies · 801+ views
    Voice of American news ^ | April 5, 2010 | Dan Robinson
    The Obama administration is reported to be pressing key members of the U.S. Congress to allow more time before taking final action on legislation that would impose tough, unilateral sanctions on Iran. The president says he believes there can be success within weeks, rather than months, in building a tough sanctions resolution in the U.N. Security Council. Senator Joseph Lieberman called for quick action, describing new sanctions as a "last chance" for Iran. But efforts at the United Nations come amid increased concern in the U.S. Congress that Iran might be speeding up efforts to develop a nuclear weapons capability....
  • Can the CIA sabotage Iran's nuclear project?

    04/04/2010 11:13:56 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 574+ views
    Space War ^ | 4/4/2010 | AFP via Space War
    The reported defection of an Iranian scientist to the United States has renewed speculation about a CIA plot to sabotage Iran's nuclear program through covert action. But it remains unclear whether Shahram Amiri, the young physics researcher who reportedly joined forces with the US spy agency, represents an intelligence coup for Washington or a minor setback for Tehran, former CIA officers said. ABC television reported that Amiri, who went missing without explanation in Saudi Arabia last year, had defected and resettled in the United States in cooperation with the Central Intelligence Agency. Amiri, in his thirties, worked at Tehran's Malek-Ashtar...
  • 'Iran got nuke gear from Chinese firm'

    04/04/2010 7:02:26 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 360+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 3, 2010 | staff
    Iran recently managed to obtain equipment critical to its uranium enrichment efforts, and which is banned by UN sanctions against the country, through a Chinese company, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. According to the report, the hardware – which included valves and vacuum gauges for enrichment centrifuges – was bought by an Iranian research firm which is linked to the country’s atomic energy organization. It was purchased from an intermediary representing a Chinese company - Zheijiang Ouhai Trade Corp. According to the report, news of the purchase reached Western officials after an email detailing the sale was sent to...
  • Obama Accepts a Nuclear Iran

    04/04/2010 10:31:08 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 34 replies · 1,167+ views
    RCP / The Australian ^ | 4/3/2010 | Greg Sheridan
    Obama Accepts a Nuclear Iran By Greg Sheridan US President Barack Obama has decided to abandon any serious effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. He is determined instead to live with a nuclear Iran, by containment and, if possible, negotiation. This is the shifting tectonic plate in the Middle East. This is the giant story of the past few weeks which the world has largely missed, distracted by the theatre of the absurd of Obama's contrived and mock confrontation with Israel over 1600 apartments to be built in three years' time in a Jewish suburb in East Jerusalem....
  • Blind Man's Bluff: The U.S. has no clue how Iran would respond to an attack.

    04/03/2010 4:45:51 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 36 replies · 990+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | April 3, 2010 | BILAL Y. SAAB
    Over the past three months, several prominent American think tanks and academic institutions have conducted simulation games about the Iranian crisis. Although these war games have nicely covered almost all facets of the problem, they have left one aspect mostly understudied: the nature of Iran's response to a U.S. or Israeli airstrike. I recently took part in two U.S. government-sponsored games in which the participants attempted to provide a modest assessment of that crucial issue. War simulation games are certainly not a new invention in government practice. Indeed, the history of strategy and that of simulation are inseparable. Ever since...
  • Iran Nuclear Ring Probed

    04/03/2010 2:51:32 AM PDT · by Flavius · 237+ views
    fox ^ | 4/3/10 | fox
    Officials tell the Wall Street Journal an Iranian firm closely linked to Tehran's nuclear program acquired special hardware for enriching uranium, despite sanctions intended to keep such equipment out of the country.
  • Israel to focus on key Iran nuclear targets in any strike

    04/02/2010 6:15:11 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 385+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 2, 2010 | Dan Williams
    Should Israel attack Iranian nuclear facilities, it would probably carry out precision strikes while making every effort not to hit the oil sector or other civilian sites. Past Israeli operations, such as the 1981 bombing of Iraq's Osirak atomic reactor and a similar sortie against Syria in 2007, suggest a strategy of one-off pinpoint raids, due both to military limitations and a desire to avoid wider war. A simulation at the Brookings Institution in Washington last December theorized that Israel, intent on halting what the West suspects is Tehran's covert quest for atomic arms, would launch a sneak attack against...
  • Iran: China Agrees New Nuclear Sanctions 'Not Effective'

    04/02/2010 3:19:22 AM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies · 173+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2 Apr 2010 | Amir Oren
    Iran and China agreed during talks in Beijing that sanctions are "not effective", Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said on Friday after meeting China's foreign minister and other officials in Beijing. "In our talks with China it was agreed that tools such as sanctions have lost their effectiveness," Jalili told a news conference in the Chinese capital, speaking via a Chinese translator. Asked if China backs sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, he said: "It's up to China to answer that." Jalili also said that international sanctions would not prevent Iran from pursuing its nuclear activities. "Iranians are...
  • Iran says sanctions will not stop nuclear programme (Surprise, surprise!)

    04/02/2010 3:53:32 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies · 244+ views
    the guardian ^ | 4/2/2010 | Matthew Weaver
    International sanctions will not stop Iran's nuclear programme, Tehran's most senior nuclear negotiator said today in the face of growing pressure from China and the US over Iran's nuclear ambitions. Following talks in Beijing with Yang Jiechi, China's foreign minister, Saeed Jalili said China agreed that sanctions were "not effective" according to Reuters. Earlier this week China had signalled that it would back US calls to begin drafting a UN resolution to impose a sanctions against Tehran. China's foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said today: "China expresses its serious concern about the Iran nuclear issue situation. China is in close...
  • Missing Iranian scientist defects to US

    03/30/2010 7:44:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies · 549+ views
    AP/Google ^ | 30 March 2010
    WASHINGTON — An Iranian nuclear scientist who had been reported missing since last summer has defected to the U.S. and is assisting the CIA in its efforts to undermine Iran's nuclear program, ABC News reported Tuesday. The scientist, Shahram Amiri, has been resettled in the U.S., according to the report. The CIA had no comment on the report, a spokesman said. President Barack Obama said Tuesday he hopes international sanctions against Iran for pursuing its nuclear ambitions will be in place this spring. Iran maintains that its nuclear research is for peaceful purposes and not to develop weapons. Amiri, who...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Iran Nuclear Scientist Defects to U.S. In CIA 'Intelligence Coup'

    03/30/2010 4:14:24 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 44 replies · 3,100+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/30/10 | Matthew Cole
    An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year under mysterious circumstances, has defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States, according to people briefed on the operation by intelligence officials. Shahram Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early 30s, went missing last June three days after arriving in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage, according to the Iranian government. The officials were said to have termed the defection of the scientist, Shahram Amiri, "an intelligence coup" in the continuing CIA operation to spy on and undermine Iran's nuclear program. A spokesperson for the CIA declined to comment....

    03/30/2010 3:31:29 PM PDT · by kcvl · 27 replies · 1,097+ views
  • Iran 'building two new nuclear enrichment plants'

    03/28/2010 4:05:00 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 391+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/28/2010 | Adrian Blomfield
    Iran has come under fresh international scrutiny after evidence emerged to suggest that the regime had secretly begun to construct two new nuclear enrichment plants. Six months ago, President Barack Obama exposed the existence of a secret Iranian nuclear facility, pictured, near the city of Qom Western intelligence agencies are understood to have concluded that Tehran has escalated the covert elements of its nuclear programme, giving renewed impetus for a US-led push to tighten sanctions on Iran. The findings are partly based on anomalies in Tehran's nuclear inventory that were recently identified by inspectors from the United Nations' nuclear watchdog,...
  • CIA: Iran capable of producing nukes

    03/30/2010 7:58:33 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 65 replies · 1,780+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2010 | Bill Gertz
    Iran is poised to begin producing nuclear weapons after its uranium program expansion in 2009, even though it has had problems with thousands of its centrifuges, according to a newly released CIA report. "Iran continues to develop a range of capabilities that could be applied to producing nuclear weapons, if a decision is made to do so," the annual report to Congress states. A U.S. official involved in countering weapons proliferation said the Iranians are "keeping the door open to the possibility of building a nuclear weapon."
  • Israel Gets Ready To Strike At Iran's Nuclear Sites - Media

    03/28/2010 6:37:43 PM PDT · by Strategy · 53 replies · 3,262+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | March 29, 2010
    Israeli air force have practiced simulated strikes at Iran's nuclear facilities using airspace of at least two unidentified Arab countries, a newspaper published in east Jerusalem reported. According to Al Manar paper, several Israeli combat jets carried out in late February bombing drills "targeting" known Iranian nuclear sites "in two Arab countries in the Persian Gulf, which are close territorially with the Islamic republic and cooperate with Israel on this issue." Al Manar said Israel had received the permission to use the airspace from the top leadership of these countries and Washington "gave a blessing" to Tel Aviv to conduct...
  • 'Obama resigned to nuclear Iran'

    03/28/2010 4:51:23 AM PDT · by Tigen · 35 replies · 1,175+ views
    Jpost ^ | 3-28-10 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Former UN envoy Bolton says Washington pressuring Israel not to strike nuke facilities. Former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton expressed concern Sunday that Washington was coming to terms with a nuclear Iran. “I very much worry the Obama administration is willing to accept a nuclear Iran, that's why there's this extraordinary pressure on Israel not to attack in Iran,” Bolton told Army Radio. The former envoy claimed that this pressure was the focus of last week's meetings in Washington between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyhau and US officials, including President Barack Obama. Bolton said that the Obama administration had...
  • Russia's Lukoil quits Iran project due to sanctions

    03/24/2010 12:01:15 PM PDT · by jhpigott · 10 replies · 491+ views
    Russia's Lukoil quits Iran project due to sanctions MOSCOW, Mar 24, 2010 Russia's second-largest oil producer, Lukoil, said Wednesday it had pulled out of a project in Iran due to the risk of more international sanctions on Tehran. Lukoil said in a statement announcing its 2009 results that the earnings report had factored in an "impairment loss for Anaran project in Iran, which was abandoned due to international sanctions." The earnings report put the size of Lukoil's write-off at 63 million dollars and linked it to the "incapability of undertaking further works because of the threat of economic sanctions...
  • Updated! Breaking: Wag The Dog?: US Preparing To Strike Iran

    03/17/2010 4:29:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1,216+ views
    the Astute Bloggers ^ | March 17, 2010 | Reliapundit
    TIMES OF INDIA: Stepping up its preparations for a possible strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, the United States is transporting hundreds of 387 'bunker-buster' bombs to its air base on the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, a media report claimed on Wednesday. The US government signed a contract in January with Superior Maritime Services to transport 10 ammunition containers to Diego Garcia from Concord, California, the Sunday Herald reported. The shipment includes 195 smart, guided Blu-110 bombs and 192 Blu-117 900kg bombs. The key Iranian nuclear facilities are underground and both these type of bombs are...
  • Report: U.S. Positioning 'Bunker-Busters' For Possible Iran Strike

    03/17/2010 1:06:25 AM PDT · by Fennie · 36 replies · 1,526+ views
    Haaretz ^ | March 17, 2010
    The United States is transporting 387 "bunker-buster" bombs to its air base on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean as part of preparations for a possible strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, according to a report in Scotland's Sunday Herald. The U.S. government signed a contract in January with Superior Maritime Services to transport 10 ammunition containers to Diego Garcia from Concord, California. The shipment includes 195 smart, guided BLU-110 bombs and 192 Blu-117 2,000lb bombs.
  • Sunday Herald - Large quantities of BLU munitions being shipped to Diego Garcia

    Final destination Iran? Exclusive: Rob Edwards Published on 14 Mar 2010 Hundreds of powerful US “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California to the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in preparation for a possible attack on Iran. The Sunday Herald can reveal that the US government signed a contract in January to transport 10 ammunition containers to the island. According to a cargo manifest from the US navy, this included 387 “Blu” bombs used for blasting hardened or underground structures. (snip) Contract details for the shipment to Diego Garcia were posted on an international tenders’ website...
  • GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS CNN Interview (excerpt on Iran)

    03/07/2010 7:55:01 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies · 159+ views
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2010 | FAREED ZAKARIA & GEN. Petraeus
    ... ZAKARIA: Don't you have the beginning of a very robust containment strategy, though, and you would be the one actually who would probably be principally charged with the military operationalization of this. You have the moderate -- the Gulf states, the Sunni states, Egypt, Israel, the major European countries, perhaps even Russia, all arrayed, you know, along this common interest that Iran not -- not become a nuclear power. Wouldn't it be possible to contain it? PETRAEUS: have to ask a country that is most directly concerned about this, and that would be Israel. And, at the...
  • The Secret History Part I: The C-802 Cruise Missile: Iran’s Threat in the Persian Gulf

    03/06/2010 3:37:18 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies · 608+ views
    DC Bureau ^ | 03/05/2010 | Joseph Trento
    The Secret History Part I: The C-802 Cruise Missile: Iran’s Threat in the Persian Gulf 05 March 2010 Written by Joseph Trento Scores are still being settled from the Iran Iraq War in the 1980s. It is no wonder. If anyone has any doubt about Iran’s ruthless use of all its human resources at the Mullahs’ disposal, let me describe for you what I witnessed on the marshes in the swamps along the Shatt Al Arab near Al Qurna, Iraq, in February 1984 when CNN sent me to cover the Iran Iraq War. As I approached the front on an...
  • Thinking the Unthinkable: War With Iran

    03/05/2010 7:50:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 67 replies · 1,090+ views
    The American Interest ^ | March 3rd, 2010 | WALTER RUSSELL MEAD
    “Do not even think about bombing Iran,” wrote Michael O’Hanlon and Bruce Reidel in yesterday’s Financial Times.  Pointing out that the US has two unpopular and unfinished wars in the region already, and that the damage from any military strikes on the Islamic Republic would be unlikely to do enough damage to its nuclear program to justify the military and political cost, and also that Iran would have many opportunities to retaliate against US interests in the region, they urge President Obama to take this option off the table completely.  Living with a nuclear Iran won’t be fun, but it’s...
  • 'New Iran rocket launch site shows NKorea links'

    03/05/2010 9:52:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 638+ views ^ | 3-06-2010 |
    Iran is building a new rocket launch site a short distance from an existing complex in the north of the country, and seems to be working with North Korea, information group IHS Jane's has said. Construction visible from satellite imagery of the new site, near the city of Semnan east of Tehran, seems to suggest that Tehran has been collaborating with Pyongyang, said the London-based defence intelligence group. Iran unveiled the Simorgh space-launch vehicle (SLV) on February 3, but had not yet publicly revealed the location of the rocket's launch complex, it reported on Friday. But Jane's said it had...
  • 'Iran Developing Massive Launch Site'

    03/06/2010 2:02:34 AM PST · by Fennie · 50 replies · 2,949+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | March 6, 2010
    Iran is building a new rocket launch site with North Korean assistance, Israel Radio quoted IHS Jane's as reporting overnight Friday. The new launcher, constructed near an existing rocket base in the Semnan province east of Teheran, is visible in satellite imagery, according to the report. The defense intelligence group said the appearance of the launcher suggests assistance from North Korea, and that it may be intended to launch the Simorgh, a long-range Iranian-made missile unveiled in early February and officially intended to be used as a space-launch vehicle (SLV). SLV's can be converted to be used as long-range ballistic...
  • Israeli Air Force Training Hints At Possible Strike On Iran

    02/28/2010 6:13:54 AM PST · by Strategy · 17 replies · 1,283+ views
    Israel Today ^ | February 28, 2010
    Israeli media reported on Sunday that the Israeli air force has started practicing rapid refueling, the type of which would only be used in a sustained aerial attack on a distant enemy. The process involves Israeli warplanes sent on raids thousands of miles away returning to Israel, landing and refueling without shutting off their engines in order to get back in the air as fast as possible. Naturally, rapid refueling of this type is very risky, since the fuel is being pumped not far from the jet's engines. Revelation that Israel is doing this kind of training came just a...
  • Who Lost Iran?

    02/27/2010 12:10:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 511+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2010 | James Lewis
    "Who lost China?" was the Republican slogan in the 1950s, after Mao Zedong conquered China and turned it into a Communist tyranny. Jozef Stalin was in power in the Soviet Union at the time and controlled half of Europe. China and Russia were both nuclear-armed tyrannies, and democracy was in retreat all over the world. The Western Left constantly lied about Communist Imperialism -- to the point where they redefined the very word "imperialism" to exclude any Communist regime. Even today, the Left won't admit that the Soviets and Chinese were running a classic imperialist enterprise. The Western Left enabled...
  • How Israel's Biggest Drone Could Take Out Iranian Nukes

    02/24/2010 12:37:52 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies · 1,612+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 2/23/2010 | Joe Pappalardo
    This week the Israeli Air Force (IAF) held a ceremony spotlighting the "operational acceptance" of its biggest unmanned aerial vehicle, the 4.5-ton Heron TP, or "Eitan." The far-flying UAV, with a wingspan almost as long as a 737 airliner, appeared on the runway with a comparatively diminutive F-15 alongside it. The IAF already rushed this UAV into action during the 2008–'09 war in Gaza, so the ceremony really served as a reminder to Iran that its drone fleets can reach the nation. But how will Israel use them? The Eitan can carry a ton of payload and can reach Iran's...
  • Iran given time to build weapons

    02/21/2010 7:56:28 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 415+ views ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Marty Peretz
    IRAN has the US trapped. Barack Obama certainly knows it. And Hillary Clinton does, too. But Clinton is the designated canary who brings the bad news. Or, rather, the good news . . . at least to the mullahs. She has now told everyone who will listen that the US has no plans for a strike against Iran. And, given the President's deeply ideological commitment to peaceful engagement with Tehran, there is no reason to doubt her. In fact, it is reasonable to deduce that no armed strike by the US has even been laid out in the most theoretical...
  • Time for America to Act on Iran

    02/21/2010 10:30:28 PM PST · by FTJM · 7 replies · 391+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 22, 2010 | Reza Kahlili
    It is becoming increasingly clear that President Obama's policies toward Iran have failed and that disaster is in the offing. President Obama began his relationship with the radical mullahs in Iran determined to show that he represented a new America and that he was truly seeking friendship between the two nations. This has proven to be dreadfully misguided. The president pursued two tracks at once. First, he initiated the appeasement process by sending his greetings to the mullahs for the Iranian New Year, calling the country "the Islamic Republic of Iran," and therefore legitimizing the rule of the mullahs. He...
  • Another WMD 'oops'

    02/20/2010 3:41:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 538+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 20, 2010 | Editorial
    It was just about 10 days ago that Iran's bombastic president, Mahmoud Ahma dinejad, publicly boasted that Tehran had enriched uranium to nearly 20 percent purity -- a key development on the path to nuclear weapons. To which White House spokesman Robert Gibbs declared: "We do not believe they have the capability to enrich to the degree they say they are enriching." Wrong-O, Bobby Boy. The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that Iran did in fact reach the 20 percent level recently -- which "raises concerns about the possible existence in Iran of past or undisclosed activities related to the...
  • IAEA: Iran is capable of making nuclear weapon in 6-months

    02/20/2010 1:35:13 AM PST · by maquiladora · 3 replies · 268+ views
    China Central Television ^ | 2010-02-20 16:23 BJT
    Iran has long been at the center of international concerns, over its controversial nuclear plan. The IAEA report further proved that Iran is capable of making a nuclear weapon. It confirmed that Iran has refined nearly 2 tons of low-enriched uranium to the purity of 20-percent. That's a critical development. The report says the next step, purifying from 20 to 90 percent, would take just six months. Iran has increased its low-enriched uranium stockpile by more than six times. And the current storage is enough for one or two nuclear bombs, if enriched to 90 percent purity.
  • Setback for Iran's Opposition as Khamenei's Hardline Reinforced

    02/18/2010 7:24:57 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 92+ views
    The Cutting Edge ^ | 02/15/2010 | Mehdi Khalaji
    A few hours after the official demonstration marking the February 11 anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei stated, "Was the presence of tens of millions of motivated and aware people in the festival of the thirty-first anniversary of revolution enough to awaken [to their mistakes] the internal enemies and deceived individuals who sometimes hypocritically speak of 'the people'?" Khamenei had spent months worrying that the opposition Green Movement would hijack the anniversary. Yesterday, he seemed to regain his self-confidence by proving that he could manage Tehran's streets. In light of this development, how will the Supreme...
  • Ann Coulter: AHMADINEJAD: 'YEP, I'M NUCLEAR!' (Thanks, Liberals!)

    02/17/2010 2:48:06 PM PST · by Syncro · 34 replies · 1,073+ views
    Ann Coulter.Com ^ | February 17, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    AHMADINEJAD: 'YEP, I'M NUCLEAR!'February 17, 2010 The only man causing President Obama more headaches than Joe Biden these days is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (who, coincidentally, was right after Biden on Obama's short-list for V.P.). Despite Obama's personal magnetism, the Iranian president persists in moving like gangbusters to build nuclear weapons, leading to Ahmadinejad's announcement last week that Iran is now a "nuclear state." Gee, that's weird -- because I remember being told in December 2007 that all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies had concluded that Iran had ceased nuclear weapons development as of 2003. At the time of that leak, many of...
  • U.S Army Chief: “Iran attack option on the table”

    02/15/2010 5:37:58 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 581+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 2/15/2010 | Defense Professionals
    U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, attended a press conference after his arrival to Israel and made it clear that all options are on the table. “We would operate all our forces for Israel” “Politically, it is prohibited in any way that Iran will have nuclear weapons”, said Mullen during a press conference convened on Sunday evening only hours after his arrival to Israel. “Right now, diplomatic efforts continue,” he explained, but did not rule out military option, “The option to attack Iran is still on the table, but we’re not there yet.” “It is...
  • Bolton: Obama 'Crippled' By Desire to Negotiate With Iran

    02/15/2010 7:28:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies · 710+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 02.12.10
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," February 11, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
  • Attack on Iran's nuclear facilities 'worries' US admiral

    02/14/2010 2:22:30 PM PST · by Flavius · 46 replies · 1,162+ views
    afp ^ | 2/14/10 | afp
    The chairman of the US military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, said on Sunday he was concerned about the consequences of any attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. "The outbreak of a conflict will be a big, big, big problem for all of us, and I worry a great deal about the unintended consequences of a strike," Admiral Mullen said.
  • Iran promises to speed up uranium enrichment as White House protests

    02/13/2010 4:27:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 181+ views ^ | Feb. 13, 2010 | Bridget Johnson
    Iran's parliament speaker said that attempts by the Obama administration to quell its nuclear program will only encourage the Islamic Republic to speed up its uranium enrichment even more. "Even if U.S. President Barack Obama dares to repeat threats of tougher sanction against us as much as 10 times, we will still be determined to pursue our enrichment program, but with a much faster pace," Ali Larijani said Thursday, according to remarks carried by the semi-official Fars News Agency. "Whenever we make a significant breakthrough, whether it is launching a satellite into space or any other technological or scientific achievement,...
  • John Bolton Says "Pre-Emptive Use of Military Force" the Only Way to Stop Iran - Video 2/13/10

    02/13/2010 10:11:55 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 433+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton on Fox and Friends today, where he said the case for striking Iran is growing. Bolton said Iran's radical Islamic regime sent signals this week that they are still firmly in control, as they kept protests to a minimum on the day Ahmadinejad announced they had successfully enriched uranium. He made the announcement on the 31st anniversary of the "Islamic Revolution" in Iran. Bolton said he believes the "pre-emptive use of military force" is the only way to prevent Iran from obtaining Nuclear Weapons. Since Bolton believes there is "zero likelihood"...
  • Iran atom bomb seen attainable despite snags

    02/11/2010 12:11:06 PM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies · 370+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/11/10
    Iran is on course to produce enough highly enriched uranium to make nuclear weapons despite technical problems, a new study says.