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  • Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky...

    12/19/2011 1:23:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    FBI.gov - Louisville - Press Release ^ | December 16, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/iraqi-national-pleads-guilty-to-23-count-terrorism-indictment-in-kentucky Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky Defendant Participated in Numerous Efforts to Kill U.S. Troops in Iraq with IEDs U.S. Department of Justice December 16, 2011 Office of Public Affairs BOWLING GREEN, KY—Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division. Alwan,...
  • Russia moves strategic nuclear missiles to Cuba

    08/02/2012 10:27:22 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 45 replies
    Pravda ^ | 1 August 2012 | Lyuba Lulko
    With the full consent of the Cuban leadership, on May 11 of this year, our country has not only resumed work in the electronic center of Lourdes, but also placed the latest mobile strategic nuclear missiles "Oak" on the island. They did not want to do it the amicable way, now let them deal with this," Putin said.
  • Syrian rebels now have anti-aircraft missiles, NBC reports

    07/31/2012 8:48:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/31/12 | Staff
    Syrian rebels have acquired shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, NBC News reported late Tuesday night. According to the report, Free Syrian Army rebels claim they now have nearly two dozen surface-to-air missiles smuggled from Turkey. The exact type of missile was not mentioned in the report. Such a weapon, however, would offer a significant defense against helicopter gunships that Syrian government forces have deployed against rebel strongholds such as Aleppo, where intense fighting has raged for nearly two weeks.
  • Syrian rebels acquire surface-to-air missiles: report (MANPADs, man-portable air-defense systems)

    07/31/2012 8:26:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/12 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rebels fighting to depose Syrian president Bashar al Assad have for the first time acquired a small supply of surface-to-air missiles, according to a news report that a Western official did not dispute. NBC News reported Tuesday night that the rebel Free Syrian Army had obtained nearly two dozen of the weapons, which were delivered to them via neighboring Turkey, whose moderate Islamist government has been demanding Assad's departure with increasing vehemence. Indications are that the U.S. government, which has said it opposes arming the rebels, is not responsible for the delivery of the missiles. But some...
  • Iran reports launching long-range missiles in a war games exercise

    07/03/2012 3:42:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 4:42 AM | Associated Press
    Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards test fired several ballistic missiles on Tuesday, including a long-range variety capable of hitting U.S. bases in the region as well as Israel, Iranian media reported. The official IRNA news agency said the surface-to-surface missiles successfully hit their targets, while semi-official Fars said the salvos included the so-called Shahab-3 missile. It quoted a leading officer as saying the missiles travelled distances of up to 1,300 kilometers, or 800 miles. “So far, we have launched missiles from 300 to 1,300 kilometers in the maneuver,” said Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who heads the Guards’ aerospace division. He hinted...
  • Op-Ed: Israeli Children at Play

    06/28/2012 1:59:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/12 | Philip Brodie
    This is a fifteen second marathon. Picture Look at this picture. What do you see? Eight children; or is it seven? Can you tell? What are they doing? Well, the four on the right look like they’ve started to race. You can even tell by their body positions that this isn’t going to be a jog; it’s an all-out sprint. The others, meanwhile, look like late-starters. They’re already behind. The boy closest to you, wearing a green shirt, appears to have decided to drop his bike to join the race. Will he be last to finish? Who’s last in this...
  • Israel is equipping German-built submarines with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles

    06/03/2012 2:34:13 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 49 replies
    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel is equipping submarines built in Germany with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, according to an in-depth report in Der Spiegel magazine. The magazine also reported Sunday that the German government has known about Israel's nuclear weapons program for decades, despite its official denials. Last month, Israel received its fourth Dolphin–class submarine from Germany, which is slated to become operational in 2013.
  • Syrian opposition gets shoulder-fired missiles, Gadhafi's lost supplies also turning up

    05/20/2012 12:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/19/12 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – There remains frustration in trying to track down up to 20,000 missing shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles taken out of the bunkers during the waning days of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Now that they have disappeared, and despite a U.S. program worth tens of millions of dollars to try and relocate them, only 5,000 have been turned in. Concern is that many of them were acquired by al-Qaida elements in Libya and surrounding countries. Increasingly, intelligence sources also are seeing these weapons wind up in the hands of...
  • Russia Weighing Preemptive Strike

    05/07/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Charging that NATO’s anti-missile system poses a threat to its “strategic flexibility,” Moscow says it reserves the right to initiate a preemptive attack. Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov says he isn’t buying the United States’ contention that the system is purely defensive in nature. “The Americans say that their anti-missiles would only be deployed against incoming missiles,” Makarov observed. “But this in itself is offensive. Russia’s security may require a surprise first strike. American efforts to blunt such an option would fundamentally undermine our strategic planning.” Makarov’s remarks were described as “incredibly poorly timed” by the Obama Administration....
  • Analysts Say North Korea's New Missiles Are Fakes

    04/26/2012 4:46:36 AM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 26 April 2012 | Eric Talmadge
    TOKYO (AP) — Analysts who have studied photos of a half-dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased recently at a lavish military parade say they were fakes, and not very convincing ones, casting further doubt on the country's claims of military prowess. Since its recent rocket launch failure, Pyongyang's top military leaders have made several boastful statements about its weapons capabilities. On Wednesday, Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho claimed his country is capable of defeating the United States "at a single blow." And on Monday, North Korea promised "special actions" that would reduce Seoul's government to ashes within minutes.
  • Defiant Syria is upgrading its military capabilities

    04/07/2012 12:25:32 PM PDT · by klpt · 6 replies
    Jpost ^ | 04/06/2012 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Despite the ongoing internal unrest, Syria is continuing to upgrade its military capabilities and recently declared a number of new surface-to-air missile systems (SAMs) operational. Over the past year, Syria has received a number of SA- 17 batteries from Russia under a deal signed several years ago. Two batteries are already reportedly operational and deployed along Syria’s border with Lebanon. A third is undergoing training. As a result, the IDF has modified the way it flies in the North and particularly when conducting missions over Lebanon, where it continues to fly to gather intelligence on Hezbollah activities.
  • Taiwan to Arm Subs with U.S. Missiles: Report

    02/26/2012 11:47:19 PM PST · by U-238 · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | 2/22/2012 | AFP
    Taiwan's navy will arm its submarines with anti-ship missiles for the first time ever beginning next year, a report said Wednesday, as the island boosts its defence capabilities against rival China. The Taipei-based United Daily News said the navy, which ordered the US-built Harpoon missiles in 2008, recently test-fired the weapons in the United States, in preparation for installing them on its two Dutch-built submarines. "The missiles will become operational on the two submarines next year," the newspaper said, citing an unnamed naval source. It said that the more than 30 missiles, which have a range of 120 kilometres (72...
  • Algeria seizes missiles smuggled from Libya: source

    02/19/2012 8:18:54 PM PST · by U-238 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/19/2012 | Lamine Chikhi
    Algerian security forces have found a large cache of weapons, including shoulder-fired missiles, which they believe were smuggled in from neighbouring Libya, a security source briefed on the discovery told Reuters on Saturday. The find follows warnings from governments in the region that instability in Libya after the end of Muammar Gaddafi's rule is allowing weapons taken from Gaddafi's arsenal to fall into the hands of al Qaeda's north African branch and other insurgent groups across the Sahara desert. The weapons cache was discovered in the desert about 60 km (40 miles) south of In Amenas, an energy-producing Algerian region...
  • Exclusive: Algeria seizes missiles smuggled from Libya: source

    02/19/2012 7:15:34 AM PST · by SteelToe · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 18, 2012 | Lamine Chikhi
    The find follows warnings from governments in the region that instability in Libya after the end of Muammar Gaddafi's rule is allowing weapons taken from Gaddafi's arsenal to fall into the hands of al Qaeda's north African branch and other insurgent groups across the Sahara desert. The weapons cache was discovered in the desert about 60 km (40 miles) south of In Amenas, an energy-producing Algerian region near the border with Libya, said the source, who spoke to Reuters on condition on anonymity. The source said the cache was located following a tip-off from a smuggler who had been arrested....
  • Can Iran strike the U.S. with a (nuclear) missile?

    02/03/2012 1:33:29 AM PST · by forty_years · 20 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 2/3/2012 | netwmd Staff
    Reports emerged yesterday warning that, "Iran had been working on developing a missile capable of striking the United States." In addition, one source claims that, "Iran's nuclear arms program is complete, its missiles can reach US." The general consensus already assumes that the Islamist regime has missiles, "capable of reaching Israel and Europe." This obvious existential threat to Israel and the West has been confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s, "growing concerns of possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program," bolstered by the fact that the the European Union (EU), U.S., and to some part Japan and South...
  • Missile Threat to Israel Exaggerated, Expert Says

    01/25/2012 3:55:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    The threat posed by a missile attack on Israel is not as terrible as people think, according to Haim Rosenberg, the former head of long-term planning at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. In a paper published by the BESA Center at Bar Ilan University, Rosenberg explains that at this time, missile attacks by Muslim countries would only be able to inflict limited physical damage on Israel. He further argues that it would be a mistake to prepare mostly for missile strikes, when a future war could also involve ground attacks. "Recent discussions around a preemptive strike on Iran have included...
  • Obama Will Give Missile Tech To Russia Despite Law

    01/19/2012 8:14:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | January 19, 2012 | Craig Covello
    It appears that Barack Obama has again ignored the rule of law by signing a defense appropriations bill that prohibits him sharing vital United States leading-edge strategic US missile technology with Russia, yet he has told both houses of Congress that he plans to share the US missile technology anyway. Why is this important? Because it goes light-years beyond partisan politics and into an area where our national defense will be put at unreasonable risk. It is believed that the Russians will pass this technology onto China, Iran and North Korea. I find it bitterly ironic that this president pushes...
  • Iran Threatens To Torpedo US Carriers In The Persian Gulf

    01/19/2012 10:28:22 AM PST · by Strategy · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2012
    Underscoring its desire to keep U.S. aircraft carriers from the Persian Gulf, a senior Iranian military commander today announced his possible plan to ambush the American fleet. Chalk this one up to more bluster, or part of a mounting back and forth rhetoric headed nowhere good, either way - Tehran plans to rely on its subs. Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army's Self-Sufficiency Jihad, Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri told Fars that Iran has the finest electic diesel submarines in the world, and that while the U.S. has focused on Tehran's "astonishing surface capabilities," it has forgotten about the underwater threat....
  • Allen West- Venezuelan Missiles Could Threaten South Florida

    01/07/2012 11:17:57 PM PST · by csd · 5 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | Jan 8, 2012 | The Shark Tank
    President Obama’s recent decision to drastically cut future military spending puts the United States in a weakened position vis-a-vis despot regimes and terrorist organizations who are always looking for gratuitous opportunities to attack U.S. interests, according to Congressman Allen West. West says that “there is a sense of weakness that we are conveying, and there is a window of opportunity that people like Iran are seeing.” According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Obama’s proposed cuts to the military budget “could shrink by over 30%” in the next decade- The Administration projects outlays at 2.7% of GDP in 2021,...
  • Iran to test-fire missiles in key oil waterway (part of ongoing war games)

    12/30/2011 12:01:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/30/11 | AFP
    Tehran said it will test-fire missiles in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, a move likely to stoke tensions with Washington already running high over Iran's threats to close the strategic oil waterway if sanctions are enforced. "Shorter- and longer-range, ground-to-sea, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles will be tested on Saturday," the ISNA news agency quoted Iran's navy spokesman, Commodore Mahmoud Mousavi, as saying on Friday. Iran, which has been carrying out war games in the Strait of Hormuz over the past week, has said that "not a drop of oil" would pass through the strait if Western governments follow through...
  • Finland says ship can sail again, without missiles (and 160 tons of explosives & its captain)

    12/26/2011 1:38:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/26/11 | AP
    HELSINKI (AP) — A British-registered ship that was held in a Finnish port after authorities discovered 69 surface-to-air missiles and 160 tons of explosives onboard has permission to travel again, but without those materials or its captain, a port official said Monday. The M/S Thor Liberty was headed to China and had docked in the southern Finnish port of Kotka to pick up anchor chains when police last week discovered and seized the missiles and explosive piric acid on board. The Patriot missiles were an official shipment from Germany to South Korea, while Finnish authorities said the explosives were a...
  • Patriot Missles Found by Finland on a Cargo Ship Bound for China...

    12/26/2011 9:53:14 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 15 replies
    YouTube possibly from BBC ^ | 12-24-11 | Unknown
    Anyone see this? A friend forwarded it to me. Good grief. No where to be found. Heck, let's just send the Chinese our drone instead of all the suspense. Hillary? Obama? MSM? Where the **ll are these people/commies????
  • US has found 5,000 (surface-to-air) missiles in Libya (MANPADS)

    12/25/2011 2:08:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | 12/24/11
    US has found 5,000 missiles in LibyaAgence France-Presse Updated as of 12/24/2011 8:15 AM WASHINGTON - US experts sent to Libya to recover weapons left over by the regime of fallen leader Moammer Gaddafi have found about 5,000 surface-to-air missiles, the State Department said Friday. The exact number is difficult to say, said spokesman Mark Toner, as there is no actual inventory and a number were destroyed in NATO air strikes this year. "We support the Libyan government as it works on this... to disarm, demobilize, and reintegrate the militias. It's clearly a high priority for them," Toner said. The...
  • Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

    12/21/2011 3:22:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/21/11 | BBC
    The Finnish authorities have impounded an Isle of Man-flagged ship bound for China with undeclared missiles and explosives, officials say. Police are questioning the crew of the MS Thor Liberty after what were described as 69 Patriot anti-missile missiles were found aboard. Interior Minister Paivi Rasanen said the missiles were marked "fireworks". The MS Thor Liberty had docked in the Finnish port of Kotka after leaving Germany last week. Dock workers became suspicious after finding explosives poorly stored on open pallets, and the missiles were then found in containers marked "fireworks". The managing director of the ship's owner, Thorco Shipping,...
  • Food shortages worry Venezuelans

    12/17/2011 3:22:43 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 17 Dec 2011 | Rafael Romo
    During a recent visit to Guaicaipuro, a traditional market in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, a fresh meat refrigerator sat empty at a grocery. Many consumers looking for beef, poultry or fish had to go home empty-handed. The produce section looked well stocked with plenty of fruits and vegetables. But consumers shopping at Guaicaipuro complained that prices, even for basic products, had skyrocketed. Alba Varela, a housewife and resident of Caracas, went to the market looking for cornmeal to prepare hallacas, a traditional Venezuelan dish, especially this time of the year. "It's fundamental, because other than pork it's the main dish...
  • Drones over Iran? Maybe not

    12/17/2011 9:48:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/17/2011 | Jim Emerson
    In the cat and mouse game of espionage every once in a while back operations are exposed to the light of day. The loss of a RQ-170 Sentinel drone was such an event. As reported the drone was being used to gather real-time intelligence against an alleged nuclear weapons facility inside of Iran. The Iranians are using the drone in their propaganda campaign against the United States in order to distract attention away from its own nuclear weapons development, missile development programs and the evasion of the British Embassy in Tehran. Why Use Drones? Drones are extremely effective by maintaining...
  • Federal judge: Iran shares responsibility for 9/11 terror attacks

    12/16/2011 12:11:33 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/11 | Kenneth Timmerman
    NEW YORK — In an historic hearing in the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels said he planned to issue a ruling in the coming days declaring that Iran shares in the responsibility for the 9/11 terror attacks. “The extensive record submitted to this court, including fact witnesses and expert testimony, is satisfactory to this court,” Judge Daniels said. The court “accepts as true” the various allegations of the plaintiffs and their experts, he declared, and “will issue an order” in the coming days that Iran bears legal responsibility for providing “material support” to...
  • CAIN’S VISION FOR FOREIGN POLICY & NATIONAL SECURITY

    11/29/2011 5:36:55 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 51 replies
    Herman Cain Web Site ^ | 11/29/11 | Herman Cain
    CAIN’S VISION FOR FOREIGN POLICY & NATIONAL SECURITY The Americas Mexico: Friend and Partner Mexico is a friend in need. Our southern neighbor is struggling with drug-related violence that has claimed an estimated 40,000 lives over the past several years. By standing with Mexico now to help it solve its increasingly severe economic and security problems, we will help solve the problem of illegal immigration at home. Some 40% of Mexicans believe Mexico is a failed state. This helps explain why so many are seeking to emigrate. With declining oil reserves, a looming water shortage in Mexico City, and youth...
  • Image shows Iranian missile site was destroyed

    11/28/2011 12:15:58 PM PST · by mojito · 48 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/28/2011 | Jason Ukman
    Two weeks after a mysterious explosion at an Iranian missile base, a Washington-based research group has released a satellite image showing extensive damage to the site. The image of the compound, near the city of Malard, doesn’t provide any clues as to what caused the Nov. 12 explosion, which Iranian authorities described as an “accident” involving the transport of ammunition. But it does make clear that the facility has been effectively destroyed.
  • Top Iran Missile Chief Reported Killed in Explosion

    11/20/2011 6:29:35 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 20, 2011 | James Lewis
    Last Monday a huge, double explosion was heard in Tehran. Based on Western spy satellites, the following picture is reported by Debka.com, a site close to Israeli intelligence, but also known for less than 100% accuracy. 1. The double blast involved an advanced Iranian Seijil-2 missile, and devastated a 20 square mile area of the Alghadir missile base of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the inner guard of the regime. The devastated missile base is located 30 miles west of Tehran. 2. Thirty-six military funerals were held in the following days. The dead include the chief of Iran's ballistic missile program,...
  • IDF to Take Offensive in Gaza If Missiles Attack Resume

    11/15/2011 5:27:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/11/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF’s “tit-for-tat” response will be replaced by an offensive in Gaza if missiles attacks resume, Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee Tuesday. He told the Knesset Members on the panel that if Hamas and allied terrorists initiative a new round of fighting, “We will need to shorten the length of fighting as much as possible.” Improved intelligence has enabled the military to pre-empt dozens of terrorists’ missile attacks on southern Israel. The Air Force on Monday successful targeted a terrorist cell trying to launch advanced long-range missiles. At least one...
  • Gaza Terrorists May Be Planning to Down Airliners

    11/12/2011 3:07:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Israel is speeding up on-board missile defense systems for commercial planes in light of fears that Gaza terrorists have obtained anti-aircraft missiles during the recent war in Libya, defense officials told the Associated Press. It is only a matter of months before the laser-based ”C-Music” system will be installed on approximately 100 Israeli passenger planes, officials added. Video .....
  • Chinese Build Predatory Blue-Water Navy While Obama Attempts to Scuttle Our Fleet

    11/08/2011 4:45:18 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 8, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    'Whereas an island nation such as Britain goes to sea as a matter of course, a continental nation with long and contentious land borders -such as China- goes to sea as a luxury.' ______________________________________________________________________ China hasn't gone to sea like this since the early 15th century, when the Ming Dynasty explorer Zheng sailed his fleets as far as the Horn of Africa...  ______________________________________________________________________ Robert Kaplan (WaPo): China has the world's second-largest naval service, after only the United States.  Rather than purchase warships across the board, it is developing niche capacities in sub-surface warfare and missile technology designed to hit moving...
  • Bill Maher: Called America Cowards After 9/11 for Using Cruise Missiles Now Loves Predator Drones

    10/23/2011 9:21:48 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 19 replies
    News Busters ^ | October 23, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    There really is no limit to the hypocrisy of Bill Maher. Despite having gotten fired by ABC shortly after the 9/11 attacks for calling America cowards due to our use of long-range cruise missiles, the host of HBO's Real Time on Friday raved about President Obama's deployment of unmanned predator drones to kill people from thousands of miles away (video follows with transcript and commentary): BILL MAHER, HOST: Since 2005, I think, the number of drone missions has gone up by something like 1200 percent, and for good reason. You know, we can do it a lot cheaper. It’s cheaper,...
  • US worries over China's underground nuclear network

    10/14/2011 9:51:33 PM PDT · by traumer · 5 replies
    A leading US lawmaker who fears budget cuts could delay modernizing the US nuclear arsenal voiced concern Friday about an extensive tunnel complex designed to house Chinese nuclear missiles. "This network of tunnels could be in excess of 5,000 kilometers (3,110 miles), and is used to transport nuclear weapons and forces," said Michael Turner, who chairs a House Armed Services Committee panel focusing on strategic weapons and other security programs. "As we strive to make our nuclear forces more transparent, China is building this underground tunnel system to make its nuclear forces even more opaque," he added, citing an unclassified...
  • Shrouds-clad Iranians March in a Military Parade

    10/13/2011 12:47:47 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | September 22, 2011 | Al-Alam TV (Iran)
    Following are excerpts from Al-Alam TV coverage of an Iranian military parade, which aired on September 22, 2011: Reporter (translating from the Farsi announcer): This is a special unit of the Basij forces. Its members wear shrouds as a declaration of their willingness to defend the religion, the revolution, and the country. This unit, the members of which are wearing shrouds, belongs to the Basij forces of Khuzestan Province, south-west Iran. […] This truck carries a Zilzal missile, which operates on solid fuel. This is one of the missiles that has been recently developed, and it represents the height of...
  • Iran 'steals surface-to-air missiles from Libya'

    09/28/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/28/2011 | Con Coughlin
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards have stolen dozens of sophisticated Russian-made surface-to-air missiles from Libya and smuggled them across the border to neighbouring Sudan, according to Western intelligence reports. The weapons were seized by units attached to the Guards' elite Quds Force, which travelled to Libya from their base in southern Sudan. Acting on orders received from Revolutionary Guards commanders in Iran, they took advantage of the chaos that engulfed Libya following the collapse of the regime of former dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to seize "significant quantities" of advanced weaponry, according to military intelligence officers in Libya. They say the weapons stolen...
  • OBAMA’S BLUNDER: MISSING LIBYAN SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES (Huge threat to America)

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...
  • Nightmare in Libya: 20,000 Surface-to-Air Missiles Missing

    09/27/2011 8:59:56 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/2011 | Brian Ross
    U.S. officials had once thought there was little chance that terrorists could get their hands on many of the portable surface-to-air missiles that can bring down a commercial jet liner. But now that calculation is out the window, with officials at a recent secret White House meeting reporting that thousands of them have gone missing in Libya. "Matching up a terrorist with a shoulder-fired missile, that's our worst nightmare," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D.-California, a member of the Senate's Commerce, Energy and Transportation Committee. The nightmare has been made real with the discovery in Libya that an estimated 20,000 portable,...
  • Surface-To-Air Missiles Looted From Libyan Arms Depot (SA-24)

    09/08/2011 11:45:05 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 25 replies · 2+ views
    outsidethebeltway.com ^ | Sept 7, 2001 | Doug Mataconis
    Well, this is something that could be a problem: A potent stash of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles is missing from a huge Tripoli weapons warehouse amid reports of weapons looting across war-torn Libya. They are Grinch SA-24 shoulder-launched missiles, also known as Igla-S missiles, the equivalent of U.S.-made Stinger missiles. A CNN team and Human Rights Watch found dozens of empty crates marked with packing lists and inventory numbers that identified the items as Igla-S surface-to-air missiles. The list for one box, for example, written in English and Russian, said it had contained two missiles, with inventory number “Missile 9M342,” and...
  • 17 Years Too Late, the UN Decides that Maybe Iran IS Working on Nuclear Weapons!

    09/02/2011 4:06:22 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 2 September 2011 | Unknown
    More than seventeen years after a Clinton administration State Department spokesperson told USA Today that Iran’s nuclear program had none of the characteristics of a peaceful energy program and all of the hallmarks of a weapons program, the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released a statement indicating that they are “increasingly concerned” about intelligence that shows that Iran is in fact working on nuclear weapons.
  • Violent Riots Ravage Tottenham After Shooting

    08/06/2011 11:58:51 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | Sunday August 07, 2011 | Breaking News
    Petrol bombs were thrown, shops looted and eight officers injured during violent riots in Tottenham following a protest over the fatal shooting of a man by police. A crowd of around 300 set fire to buildings, bins and vehicles, while missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in Tottenham High Road on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Eight police officers were taken to hospital and at least one suffered head injuries. By the early hours of Sunday, many protesters had moved to nearby Tottenham Hale retail park, where some were spotted looting PC World and JJB Sports. Sky's Simon Newton,...
  • Israel Strikes Hamas Terrorists Fourth Day in a Row

    07/16/2011 1:56:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF struck at Gaza terrorists for the fourth day in a row Saturday, sending a clear message that Israel will not tolerate the escalation of rocket attacks on the western Negev. At least one armed terrorist was killed in a pre-dawn retaliatory attack Saturday after soldiers spotted a terrorist cell preparing to launch Kassam rockets from east of Gaza City. Hamas and other terrorist organizations have attacked Israeli citizens with at least 16 rocket and mortar shells since the beginning of the month, causing property damage. In Addition, soldier was lightly wounded by a roadside bomb. Israel’s retaliatory measures...
  • Iran's Latest Missile Exercise

    07/07/2011 12:31:48 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | July 6, 2011 | Micky Segall
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is in the midst of a large-scale missile exercise called "Great Prophet 6." In an interview on the Arabic-language TV channel Al-Alam, Brig.-Gen. Amir Ali Hagizadeh discussed the IRGC exercise and its objectives. The extensive interview with Hagizadeh suggests that Iran is devoting much thought to its deterrence doctrine against those it regards as its main threats in the region, namely, Israel and the U.S. It is evident that Hagizadeh views Lebanon as a forward missile base for Iran.
  • Iran tests missiles capable of reaching Israel, U.S. bases

    06/28/2011 8:31:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    JTA ^ | 6/28/11 | Staff
    (JTA) -- Iran reportedly tested medium- and long-range missiles that are capable of reaching Israel and U.S. bases. Tuesday's firing of the missiles came on the second day of the Revolutionary Guards' war games. The day before, Iran's military displayed on national television underground missile silos programmed to hit predetermined targets with medium- and long-range missiles, including Israel and U.S. bases in the Middle East, in the event of an attack. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Revolutionary Guards Air Force, told the English-language semi-official Iranian news service Fars that the United States and Israel were Iran's only enemies,...
  • Saudi Suggests 'Squeezing' Iran Over Nuclear Ambitions

    06/23/2011 12:47:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/22/11 | Jay Solomon
    A leading member of Saudi Arabia's royal family warned that Riyadh could seek to supplant Iran's oil exports if the country doesn't constrain its nuclear program, a move that could hobble Tehran's finances. In closed-door remarks earlier this month, Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal also strongly implied that Riyadh would be forced to follow suit if Tehran pushed ahead to develop nuclear weapons and said Saudi Arabia is preparing to employ all of its economic, diplomatic and security assets to confront Tehran's regional ambitions.
  • ‘Iran caught 10 times trying to send arms to terrorists'

    06/10/2011 11:03:08 AM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/10/2011 | Yaakov Katz
    Iran has been caught red-handed in 10 different attempts in recent years to transfer weaponry to terrorists throughout the Middle East, including a recent case, in April, when a shipment of advanced missiles was caught en-route to Taliban forces in Afghanistan, according to a United Nations report obtained Thursday by The Jerusalem Post. The report was submitted three weeks ago to the Security Council by a UN group of experts that monitors compliance with UN sanctions imposed on Iran. The report was leaked to the Internet and obtained by a number of leading Israeli defense analysts. The report documents all...
  • Iran Moving Ahead on Venezuelan Missile Bases that Bring Miami Well Within Range

    05/17/2011 3:40:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 17, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Frightening crisis evolves bearing unsettling similarities to 1962 Cuba... except this time facing advanced air defenses German Newspaper Die Welt has for months been reporting surreptitious scheming between Chavez and Ahmedinijad, and the latest fruit of this most unholy alliance is now ready for us to choke-on-down. Engineers from a construction company operated by Tehran's Republican Guards already surveyed sites back in February, and are reportedly putting into action plans for both defensive and offensive installations of Iranian missiles on the Paraguana Peninsula in the far north-west of Venezuela. You'd have to be pretty deep in denial to not see how these ambitious little despots are moving beyond...
  • Fire 112 Tomahawk missiles into Tripoli, Misrata...

    03/19/2011 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 58 replies
    Drudge ^ | 3/19/11 | Drudge
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/19/libya.civil.war/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1 More than 110 Tomahawk missiles fired from American and British ships and submarines hit about 20 Libyan air and missile defense targets in western portions of the country, U.S. Vice Adm. William Gortney said at a Pentagon briefing.
  • Harvard for Tyrants - How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys

    03/10/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS FARAH
    Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is well known now for the abuses he has inflicted on his own people during more than four decades of brutal rule in Libya, but few remember the vast campaign of carnage and terrorism he orchestrated across West Africa and Europe when he was at the height of his powers. Nor are his more recent alliance with Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and his long-standing relationship with Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua -- both of whom are busy trampling their constitutions and moving toward dictatorship -- well understood. And the fact that all three governments support the Revolutionary Armed...