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  • Iranian-Backed 'Sleeper Cell' Militants Hibernating In U.S., Positioned For Attack

    04/18/2018 4:40:31 AM PDT · by Strategy · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 17, 2018 | By Adam Kredo
    Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these "sleeper cell" agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers. Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Republic reach a boiling point. Intelligence officials and former White House officials confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that such an attack is not...
  • Kennedy Lied, People Died-and the Media Covered it Up

    04/14/2018 8:13:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | April 14, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    I refer, of course, to the Bay of Pigs freedom-fight, 57 years ago this week. Given that Hollywood and the mainstream media have finally gotten around to revealing the hideous truth about a Kennedy’s perfidy and how the media/Democrat complex helped cover it up (Teddy, Chappaquiddick)—who knows? Perhaps one day they’ll level with us about what REALLY happened at the Bay of Pigs?``I really admire toughness and courage, and I will tell you that the people of this brigade (Brigada 2506) really have that…you were let down by our country.'' (Donald Trump, addressing Bay of Pigs Veterans at Bay of...
  • President Trumps Missile Crisis Nothing Like JFKs

    10/21/2017 6:29:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 21, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Those who think Fake News started with Trump and the medias slobbering love affair with a U.S. president started with Obama should have seen John F. Kennedys term. Imagine Obama's term with no Fox News, internet or talk radio. Thats about what JFK enjoyed. And tragically, the fairy tales Kennedys court scribes concocted about JFKs Pattonesque handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis prevail in media/academic circles even today. In fact, youd never guess this from the think pieces from todays Best and Brightest in the Fake News media, but that Khrushchev swept the floor with Kennedy during the Cuban Missile...
  • In Trumps N. Korea warnings, ... echoes of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis

    08/09/2017 1:04:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 9, 2017 | Michael E. Miller
    In their barracks at the military academy an hour north of New York City, cadets huddled around radios each night to learn if Armageddon was at hand. On Oct. 22, they listened intently as President John F. Kennedy delivered a stern address on the rapidly spiraling crisis. It shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union, Kennedy warned. Among the cadets at the academy in thatfraught,...
  • Pentagon Report: Iran Could Test an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile by 2015

    05/04/2013 2:06:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Defense Update ^ | April 25, 2013 at 10:05
    A new Pentagon assessment of Irans military power maintains that in two years time, Iran could flight-test an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the United States, given sufficient foreign assistance, is provided to Tehran. The new assessment reiterated a longstanding estimate of the U.S. intelligence community. Iran could test such a missile by 2015 with assistance from nations like North Korea, China or Russia. Pyongyang is already in the process of developing the KN-08, an extended range ballistic missile that can reach the US West Coast. The missiles range could be extended to provide the missile an intercontinental strike...
  • Gates: Iran's test shows missile defense needed in Europe

    07/09/2008 10:07:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 220+ views
    CNN ^ | July 9, 2008 updated 4 hours, 28 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Iran's test of a long-range missile shows the need for the United States to expand its missile defense system into Europe, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Iran's test of a long-range missile shows that it is "a real threat." 1 of 2 "We've been saying as we talk about missile defense in Europe that there is a real threat, and the test this morning underscores it," Gates said hours after Iran's test. Russia has strongly opposed the U.S. program of expanding the missile defense system into Eastern Europe in countries such...
  • US warns Iran on missile threat

    07/10/2008 5:13:58 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 9 replies · 123+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 10, 2008
    The US has said it will not hesitate to defend its interests and those of its allies as Iran continues missile tests. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the US had increased its security in the region and Iran should not be "confused" about US capabilities. Iran tested missiles on Wednesday that could reach Israel, and on Thursday carried out further tests. Meanwhile French energy giant Total has said it will not invest in Iran because it is too politically risky. New tests Condoleezza Rice was speaking during a visit to Georgia. She said: "We take very strongly our obligation...
  • Iran: Official says Iran missiles no threat

    07/11/2008 2:32:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 99+ views
    UPI ^ | July 11, 2008 at 3:12 PM | unkown
    TEHRAN, July 11 (UPI) -- Iran's missile capability, shown off this week in its first test, poses no threat to the region or Europe, an Iranian official said Friday. The tests were merely a military exercise but showed Iran is ready to fight off any threat, Mohammad-Esmail Kowsari, the deputy head of Majlis National Security and the Foreign Policy Commission, told the IRNA news service. "Defense doctrine of the Islamic Republic (of Iran) is based on self-defense," he said. "Since theU.S. and the Zionist Regime have newly planned an all-out threat against Iran, the Islamic Republic's armed forces showed in...
  • Iran says missile tests boost its position in talks

    07/14/2008 5:03:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies · 110+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:55am BST
    Iran's missile tests last week will strengthen its position in diplomatic efforts to resolve an international standoff over Tehran's disputed nuclear plans, a senior official was quoted as saying on Monday. "The manoeuvres helped the Islamic Republic to go to the negotiating table with a full hand," the official IRNA news agency quoted Deputy Defence Minister Nasrullah Ezatti as saying. Ezatti, a brigadier-general who is in charge of coordinating armed forces logistics, was speaking five days before Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili was expected to meet European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana in Geneva. In June, Solana presented...
  • Iran's missiles may target Canadians

    07/14/2008 3:37:59 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | Published: Monday, July 14, 2008 | Matthew Fisher, National Post
    The BBC has raised the possibility that Iran may target NATO forces in Afghanistan, which include several thousand Canadian troops stationed in the province of Kandahar, with short-range missiles. Those who focused on the possibility of Iran and Israel going to war or a strike against the U. S. Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf have overlooked the chance that attacking elsewhere might also serve Iran's strategic interests, the BBC said in an article on its Web site last week.
  • Iranian Alert - February 2, 2005 - Ukraine 'Sold Nuclear-Capable Missiles to Iran'

    02/01/2005 10:56:32 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,700+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.2.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ukraine 'Sold Nuclear-Capable Missiles to Iran' 2.2.2005 A senior lawmaker alleges that Ukraine sold nuclear-capable cruise missiles to Iran and China in violation of international non-proliferation treaties and is demanding the new government launch a full investigation. The allegations were made in a letter by lawmaker Hrihory Omelchenko and addressed to President Viktor Yushchenko, a reformist who took office last week. Yushchenko, who takes over from Leonid Kuchma, has promised a thorough investigation of corruption and misdeeds that allegedly flourished during his predecessors 10 years as president. Kuchma allegedly sanctioned the sale of sophisticated radar systems...
  • Iran missile said to pose Europe threat

    08/20/2009 11:27:46 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies · 831+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2009 | By Jim Wolf
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (Reuters) - Iran could have the ability to strike most of Europe with a ballistic missile within three or four years if it made an all-out push, the former head of Israel's missile defense program said. If correct, the Iran missile timeline cited by Uzi Rubin, a leading authority on Iran's program, puts a fresh note of urgency into a diplomatically thorny debate over building a multibillion-dollar anti-missile shield in Europe.
  • WikiLeaks: North Korea Shipped 19 Advanced Nuclear-Capable Missiles to Tehran

    11/29/2010 1:21:15 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 29, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Berlin and Moscow now within range of the vile, apocalyptic Iranian regime...Most defense experts had heard of individual advanced missile components supplied to Tehran by Pyongyang- but entire nuclear-capable North Korean missiles complete with their massive boosters are a bit of a shocker... and how did they get them there, anyway? Alas, the BM-25's were indeed serendipitously sent, and are already in Iran... where they are being studied, improved, while the technologies are applied to their space program and ongoing development of an ICBM that can reach the US mainland. They immediately increase the range Iran's arsenal to 2000 miles...
  • Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea

    11/28/2010 6:31:25 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/28/2010 | William J. Broad, James Glanz and David E. Sanger.
    Secret American intelligence assessments have concluded that Iran has obtained a cache of advanced missiles, based on a Russian design, that are much more powerful than anything Washington has publicly conceded that Tehran has in its arsenal, diplomatic cables show. Iran obtained 19 of the missiles from North Korea, according to a cable dated Feb. 24 of this year. The cable is a detailed, highly classified account of a meeting between top Russian officials and an American delegation led by Vann H. Van Diepen, an official with the State Departments nonproliferation division who, as a national intelligence officer several years...
  • Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea

    11/28/2010 3:13:00 PM PST · by magellan · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 28, 2010 | William J. Broad, James Glanz and David E. Sanger
    Secret American intelligence assessments have concluded that Iran has obtained a cache of advanced missiles, based on a Russian design, that are much more powerful than anything Washington has publicly conceded that Tehran has in its arsenal, diplomatic cables show. Iran obtained 19 of the missiles from North Korea, according to a cable dated Feb. 24 of this year.
  • New Developments in Iran's Missile Capabilities

    08/26/2009 6:37:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 1,415+ views
    Iran is vigorously pursuing several missile and space programs at an almost feverish pace with impressive achievements. The Iranians have upgraded their ballistic missiles to become satellite launchers. To orbit a satellite is a highly sophisticated endeavor. It requires proficiency in stage separation and advanced guidance and control systems to insert the satellite into a stable, desired trajectory. They took the Shahab, extended it a bit, added a new lightweight second stage, and now they have the Safir space launch vehicle. The very capability to build a two-stage satellite launcher, rather than the usual three-stage rockets for space-lift vehicles, is...
  • Yemeni Officials Facilitating Iranian Missile Shipments?

    10/24/2009 4:38:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 452+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | October 23, 2009 10:50 AM | Posted by Jane
    SNIPPET - QUOTE: Possibly the mystery of the three recent incidents of exploding Yemeni fishing boats can be explained as Iranian missile shipments. The following article asserts Iran is shipping from an African country, likely Sudan, to Yemen. A Yemeni fishing boat also exploded in a Sudanese port and Yemen's Midi Island is a new transit point for Sudanese refugees. Once there's a smuggling route established for weapons, the boats often also transport refugees. However this report is taken from a Yemeni government stooge newspaper, Akhbar al Youm, which once announced that Ayatollah Sistani and I (me Jane) wrote the...
  • Iran Deploys Troops, Ballistic Missiles To Eritrea

    12/09/2008 10:40:57 AM PST · by Fennie · 65 replies · 3,323+ views
    The Cutting Edge ^ | December 8, 2008
    Iranian ships and submarines have deployed an undisclosed number of Iranian troops and weapons at the Eritrean port town of Assab, according to opposition groups, foreign diplomats, and NGOs in the area. The city of Assab sits at the Horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea. As such, Assab offers a strategic position as the world nervously eyes the precarious routes through which a seaborne oil traverses daily. Local sources have reported that Iran recently sent soldiers and a large number of long-range and ballistic missiles. The military basing came after Iran signed an accord with Eritrea to revamp the...
  • WASHINGTON: Iran Is Expanding Terrorism And Spy Networks In America

    01/31/2012 10:12:05 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-31-2012 | Robert Johnson
    WASHINGTON: Iran Is Expanding Terrorism And Spy Networks In America Robert Johnson January 31,2012 Adding to the Washington rhetoric regarding Iran, the Director of National Intelligence told Congress today that Tehran is expanding its support for international terrorism and spy networks against the U.S. Tony Capaaccio and John Walcott at Bloomberg report that in a statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, James Clapper said The 2011 plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States shows that some Iranian officials probably including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei have changed their calculus and are now more willing to conduct an...
  • Iran's Arsenal Of Sunburn Missiles Is More Than Enough To Close The Strait

    02/12/2012 6:52:24 AM PST · by Track9 · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/8/12 | Russ Winter
    Any good armchair general with a good search engine and time on their hands can figure out in a hurry that the song and dance about Iran being unable to close the Strait if Hormuz for long is just a plain crock. Worse than a crock. Yet, this big Orwellian lie persists, so once again I have to set the record straight. Iran has the capability of not only closing the Strait for some time, but creating a world of hurt for the U.S. Navys 5th Fleet. Iran possesses a build up of anti-ship weapons called Sunburn missiles, which it...