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  • Kerry: It Was ‘Strategic Thinking,’ Not a ‘Concession,’ to Leave Missiles Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

    02/20/2018 7:51:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2018 | 4:21 AM ES | Patrick Goodenough
    Setting aside Iran’s ballistic missile threats, support for terrorism and regional destabilization when crafting the nuclear deal was not a concession but “strategic thinking” on the part of the negotiators, former Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. As he has done frequently since leaving office, Kerry used the opportunity of the Munich Security Conference to defend, at length, the Obama administration’s 2015 nuclear deal which President Trump has threatened to abandon. Kerry said that the U.S. recognized that the agreement being negotiated was not dealing with other problematic issues, including human rights abuses, missiles, arms shipments, support for Hezbollah,...
  • Report: China Moves 300,000 Troops Closer to North Korean Border

    02/06/2018 8:14:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/06/2018 | Frances Martel
    China is reportedly moving missile defense batteries and troops closer to its border with North Korea, a potential sign that Beijing anticipates either a large refugee wave north or a military disturbance triggered by the belligerence of communist dictator Kim Jong-un. The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo cited Radio Free Asia (RFA) in a report Monday, stating that RFA had compiled evidence that China had “late last year deployed another missile defense battery at an armored division in Helong, west of Longjing in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.” The “North Korean source in China” speaking to RFA also noted that...
  • Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat [FLASHBACK]

    01/15/2018 11:57:53 PM PST · by Enchante · 7 replies
    AP via Boston Herald ^ | July 21, 2017 | AP Staff
    HONOLULU — Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. The state's Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign about what to do. Hawaii lawmakers have been urging emergency management officials to update Cold War-era plans for coping with a nuclear attack as North Korea develops nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that can reach the islands.
  • Hawaii state bureaucrat who sent out fake missile alarm escapes any punishment -- remains anonymous

    01/15/2018 5:55:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The words “accountability” and “government bureaucrat” are strangers to each other for many of the almost 22 million people who work for governments in the United States. Imagine having a job where you can totally screw-up and seriously inconvenience a million people, and not only remain unpunished, but not even be identified to the people you scared the wits out of. That is the privilege being enjoyed by the person (a male, apparently, based on the gender pronouns employed) who told Hawaiians that a missile strike was incoming last Satrurday at 8 a.m. John Fund writes in National Review:...
  • China covertly offering North Korea missiles, aid to halt nuclear program

    01/02/2018 8:28:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2018 | Bill Gertz - Washington Free Beacon
    China’s Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document. The document, labeled “top secret” and dated Sept. 15 — just 12 days after North Korea’s latest underground nuclear blast — outlines China’s plan for dealing with the North Korean nuclear issue. It states China will allow North Korea to keep its current arsenal of nuclear weapons, contrary to Beijing’s public stance that it seeks a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. Chinese leaders also agreed to...
  • Iran and Russia Playing in the Fire

    02/06/2017 2:48:47 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6 Feb 17 | Jed Babbin
    Early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted, “Iran is playing with fire — they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me!” Earlier in the week, both the president and National Security Advisor Mike Flynn said they were putting Iran “on notice,” without defining what that notice meant. Mr. Trump likes to keep our adversaries guessing, and that’s a good thing, if he actually does it. More definitively, a statement by Flynn said, “The days of turning a blind eye to Iran’s hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over.” For the...
  • Israeli missiles target Syrian military facility near Damascus: Syrian state media

    12/04/2017 5:29:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-4-17 | Staff
    Syrian state media on Monday said Israel had fired missiles at a Syrian military facility in the Damascus countryside, adding that Syrian air defense systems had intercepted three of the missiles. “Our air defenses are confronting an Israeli missile attack on one of our sites in the Damascus suburbs and three of the targets were downed,” state news agency SANA said, adding the attacks happened at 11:30 p.m. Monday. A witness told Reuters late on Monday three strong explosions were heard from the direction of Jamraya, west of Damascus. Another witness said thick smoke could be seen rising over the...
  • Senior Iranian official warns Europe

    11/25/2017 5:33:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/17 | Elad Benari
    The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, warned Europe on Saturday that if it threatens Tehran, the Guards will increase the range of missiles to above 2000 kilometers. “If we have kept the range of our missiles to 2000 kilometers, it’s not due to lack of technology. ... We are following a strategic doctrine,” Salami said, according to the Reuters news agency, which cited a report in Iranian media. “So far we have felt that Europe is not a threat, so we did not increase the range of our missiles. But if Europe wants to turn...
  • Iran tells France nuclear deal 'not negotiable'

    11/12/2017 8:58:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 12 November 2017 08:29 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Iran’s nuclear deal is “not negotiable”, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bassam Ghassemi said Saturday in response to remarks by French president Emmanuel Macron. Macron called for vigilance towards Tehran over its ballistic missile program and regional activities in an interview published Wednesday by the Emirati daily Al-Ittihad. “We have told French leaders on several occasions that the Iran nuclear deal is not negotiable, and that no other issues can be included in the text” of the 2015 agreement, state news agency IRNA quoted Ghassemi as saying. France, the foreign ministry speaker said, is “fully aware of our country’s intangible position...
  • Macron: Iran ballistic missiles 'very worrying'

    11/10/2017 8:00:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 11/10/17 05:16 | Elad Benari
    French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said he did not rule out new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program. According to the Russian Sputnik news agency, Macron said Iran’s ballistic missile program was “very worrying” and said additional measures against the Islamic Republic should be included in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which should not be canceled. Meanwhile, in a separate interview with Time magazine published Thursday and quoted by AFP, Macron warned that U.S. pressure to renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal could push Tehran into deciding to build its own nuclear weapons. “If you want to stop...
  • CIA Director Pompeo Lashes Out at Iran, Compares It to ISIS

    10/13/2017 2:11:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 12, 2017
    On the eve of President Trump's decision on the certification of the Iran nuclear deal, CIA Director Michael Pompeo lashed out Thursday at the Islamic Republic in a speech at the University of Texas, calling it "a thuggish police state" and a "despotic theocracy," and comparing its ambitions to those of ISIS.
  • Iraqi Army Discovers US-Made Missiles in Daesh Base in Mosul

    10/02/2017 3:06:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Iraqi army and popular forces have discovered a number of US-made missiles from a military position of Daesh (ISIL) in the Southern part of Mosul, informed local sources disclosed after the first group of pro-government troops opened their way into Southern Mosul on Monday. “Several US-made missiles were found in al-Shoura region to the South of Mosul,” a local source said on Monday, Global Research reported. The Iraqi army and popular forces had previously found US-made missiles in Anbar province. Provincial officials confirmed that the US-made weapons were sent by the so-called US-led coalition for the ISIL terrorists in Anbar...
  • Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver

    09/24/2017 4:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 24, 2017 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    When President Trump gave a fiery campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday evening, he drew a rapturous roar by ridiculing Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as “Little Rocket Man.” Among diplomats and national security specialists, the reaction was decidedly different. After Mr. Trump repeated his taunt in a tweet late Saturday and threatened that Mr. Kim and his foreign minister “won’t be around much longer” if they continue their invective against the United States, reactions ranged from nervous disbelief to sheer terror. Mr. Trump’s willingness to casually threaten to annihilate a nuclear-armed foe was yet another reminder of...
  • Trump has made 'our rockets' visit' to U.S. mainland inevitable, North Korean foreign minister says

    09/23/2017 1:25:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 23, 2017 | Reuters
    North Korea said on Saturday that firing its rockets at the U.S. mainland was "inevitable" after U.S. President Donald Trump called Pyongyang's leader "rocket man," in a further escalation of rhetoric between the two leaders. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho's remarks before the United Nations General Assembly came hours after U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea, in a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to Trump. "Through such a prolonged and arduous struggle, now we are finally...
  • Blowing Up One Of North Korea’s Missiles Suddenly Not Sounding So Crazy

    09/19/2017 4:31:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Last month I proposed what was clearly a provocative idea as the United States wrestles with the problem of North Korea and their diminutive dictator’s growing collection of nuclear toys. What if, I wondered, we were to use our missile defense system to shoot down one of Kim Jong-un’s ICBM’s the next time he fires a test shot over Japan? Others have suggested it in the past but it always seems to be dismissed as a needlessly risky idea. It would certainly be seen as a provocation in the face of a madman by some, but it seems as...
  • In 1983 ‘war scare,’ Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.

    10/25/2015 6:26:44 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2015 | David E. Hoffman
    A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, triggering a series of unparalleled Soviet military re­sponses, according to a top-secret U.S. intelligence review that has just been declassified. “In 1983, we may have inadvertently placed our relations with the Soviet Union on a hair trigger,” the review concluded.
  • So Where Did North Korea Get That Souped Up Rocket Fuel?

    09/18/2017 9:50:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    On Friday, North Korea launched yet another ICBM on a test run taking it over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. This one traveled more than 2,300 miles, further than the distance to Guam had they wanted to strike it. There’s increasing consensus that Kim’s missiles could reach the continental United States if he chose to take the shot.Over the course of the debate as to what we should about this, a great deal of attention has been paid to a couple of things. One is the miniaturization of Kim’s increasingly powerful nukes and whether or not he can...
  • South Korea 'fires ballistic missile' in response to North Korea's strike towards Japan

    09/14/2017 6:40:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 09/14/2017
    South Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile towards North Korea in response to the hermit state's earlier strike. North Korea fired a missile in an eastern direction, over the island of Hokkaido, from its capital Pyongyang. South Korea has responded by firing a ballistic missile into waters off its eastern coast, it has been reported. The North Korean missile was fired early on Friday from the Sunan district in its capital, Pyongyang, toward the eastern direction, which is heading towards Japan, South Korea's military said. Japan has issued a national warning and told people to take shelter. _______________________ Conservazilla...
  • The 'Frankenmissile': How South Korea plans to destroy the North's underground military bases

    09/05/2017 10:09:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 6, 2017 | Nicola Smith
    South Korea has pledged to develop a powerful “Frankenmissile” capable of destroying North Korea’s underground military facilities and wartime commands as it beefs up its armoury to counter the growing threat from across the border. According to the Korea Herald, military sources in Seoul revealed the plan the day after South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed to scrap an imposed 500kg limit on the warheads fitting onto the South’s missiles. Mr Moon had told the US president during a telephone call on Monday, after Pyongyang’s detonation of a hydrogen bomb test, that it was...
  • South Korea, U.S. to scrap warhead weight limit on South Korean missiles: Blue House

    09/04/2017 12:15:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 46 replies
    https://www.reuters.com/ ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 | Christine Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump agreed on Monday to scrap a warhead weight limit on South Korea’s missiles in the wake of North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, South Korea’s presidential office said. In a separate phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin also on Monday, Moon said the U.N. Security Council should seek ways to sever North Korea’s foreign currency income, including from its workers employed abroad and oil shipments. Under the existing missile pact between the United States and South Korea, Seoul’s warheads currently face a cap of 500 kg...