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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
    jpost.com ^ | 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
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | 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 | Jpost.com 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...