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  • Bomb-sniffing dog discovers 2 Hellfire missiles bound for Portland

    03/13/2016 4:29:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies ^ | 3/13/16 | AP
    BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia's authorities are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for Portland contained two missiles with explosive warheads on a passenger flight from Lebanon. N1 television said the package with two guided armor-piercing missiles was discovered Saturday by a sniffer dog after an Air Serbia flight from Beirut landed at a Belgrade airport.
  • Iran: Our Missiles are Pointed at Israel

    03/10/2016 5:54:37 PM PST · by Lera · 37 replies
    Israel Today ^ | March 10, 2016 | Israel Today Staff
    Senior Iranian military officials this week boasted that they had stockpiled a huge quantity of long-range ballistic missiles that are pointed directly at Israel. Two such missiles were tested this week on targets at a range of 1,400 kilometers (870 miles), putting Israel well within range if fired from western Iran. Brig. General Amir Ali Haji Zada, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's air corps, told Iranian media that these missiles "belong to the Palestinian people." It was also reported that the test missiles were inscribed in Hebrew with the words "Israel must be wiped out." Brigadier General Hossein Salami,...
  • Netanyahu, Putin to Meet Tuesday Amid Syria Weapons Concerns

    05/13/2013 4:43:20 AM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/13/2013 | Arutz Sheva staff
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is to hold talks on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the conflict in Syria, the Kremlin said, amid concerns Moscow plans to deliver advanced missiles to the Damascus regime. --snip-- The weapons would significantly strengthen Syria's defenses... --snip-- Russia last week refused to rule out supplying weapons to Syria, saying it has to honor existing contracts. --snip-- "Vladimir Putin [said] that the S-300 complexes will be delivered to Syria for sure," wrote the Kommersant daily on Monday, according to AFP.
  • China mobilizing troops, jets near Korea

    04/02/2013 2:16:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | 3/1/13 | Bill Gertz
    China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said. Reports from the region reveal the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently increased its military posture in response to the heightened tensions, specifically North Korea’s declaration of a “state of war” and threats to conduct missile attacks against the United States and South Korea. According to the officials, the PLA has stepped up military mobilization in the border region with North Korea since mid-March, including troop movements and...
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you agree with the U.S. sending troops, missile-defense system to Turkey?)

    12/14/2012 6:08:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies ^ | 12-14-12 | Toledo Blade
    Q Do you agree with the U.S. sending troops, missile-defense system to Turkey? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Yes, situation is worsening No, should stay out of it
  • Obama to Share Missile Defense Secrets With Russia?

    01/05/2012 11:19:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 64 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/4/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Bill Gertz of the Washington Times reports that President Barack Obama has indicated he is prepared to convey information about secret American missile defense technology to Russia: In the president’s signing statement issued Saturday in passing into law the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill, Mr. Obama said restrictions aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on U.S. Standard Missile-3 velocity burnout parameters might impinge on his constitutional foreign policy authority. As first disclosed in this space several weeks ago, U.S. officials are planning to provide Moscow with the SM-3 data, despite reservations from security officials who say that doing so could...
  • Explosion Seen as Big Setback to Iran’s Missile Program

    12/05/2011 8:35:10 AM PST · by bkopto · 37 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | Dec 4, 2011 | David Sanger
    The huge explosion that destroyed a major missile-testing site near Tehran three weeks ago was a major setback for Iran’s most advanced long-range missile program, according to American and Israeli intelligence officials and missile technology experts. In interviews, current and former officials said surveillance photos showed that the Iranian base was a central testing center for advanced solid-fuel missiles, an assessment backed by outside experts who have examined satellite photos showing that the base was almost completely leveled in the blast. SNIP The sprawling complex where the blast took place has expanded dramatically in the last few years. Michael Elleman,...
  • Russia Retaliates Against US: Puts Radar Station On Combat Alert...

    11/23/2011 9:06:11 PM PST · by abigkahuna · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2011-11-23 | Zero Hedge
    "First, I am instructing the Defense Ministry to immediately put the missile attack early warning radar station in Kaliningrad on combat alert. Second, protective cover of Russia's strategic nuclear weapons, will be reinforced as a priority measure under the programme to develop out air and space defenses. Third, the new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces and the Navy will be equipped with advanced missile defense penetration systems and new highly-effective warheads. Fourth, I have instructed the Armed Forces to draw up measures for disabling missile defense system data and guidance systems if need be... Fifth, if...
  • As China Sells missiles to Iran Pakistan and Syria Obama kowtows to his masters

    07/16/2011 9:11:53 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | July 16th,2011 | Jim Emerson,staff writer
    New documents added to WikiLeak’s leaked United States embassy cables revealed that China has been selling missiles and parts to Iran,Syria and Pakistan in violation of its agreement with the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). MTCR MTCR was formed in 1987 as an informal voluntary partnership of 34 countries to prevent the export of long range weapons of mass destruction to hostile nations. China is not a member but has assured the members it will support the group’s policy of Missile Nonproliferation. China has not been allowed to join the MTCR because of its non-existent export controls. China has not...
  • Coalition Takes Aim at Libyan Air Defenses

    03/19/2011 3:17:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2011 – Coalition members fired 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Libya’s integrated air and missile defense system today as a precursor to setting up a no-fly zone over the country, Pentagon officials said. Navy Vice Adm. William E. Gortney, director of the Joint Staff, briefs reporters at the Pentagon on the launch of Operation Odyssey Dawn, a coalition effort to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya and protect the Libyan people from Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, March 19, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In Brazil, where he is on the first...
  • U.S. May Cut Israel Missile Shield Funds

    12/28/2010 8:37:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Space Daily ^ | December 28, 2010 | Staff
    Israel's increasingly troubled missile defense shield has taken another knock with media reports that budgetary problems could force the U.S. administration to delay funding for the system still being developed by Israel's defense industry. The aid could be put back several months, the liberal Haaretz daily reports. That's likely to heighten Israeli concerns over the vulnerability of the country's cities at a time when the Jewish state faces the growing threat of missile attack on an unprecedented scale from almost every quarter. Haaretz said the problem stems from U.S. President Barack Obama's difficulties in pushing next year's budget through a...
  • Russian parliament tentatively approves arms pact (Duma Disses Obama, delays START vote...)

    12/24/2010 9:03:54 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DECEMBER 24, 2010 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW – Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday gave preliminary approval to a U.S.-Russian arms treaty, but decided to delay the final vote until next month. The Kremlin-controlled State Duma voted 350-58 to approve the New START treaty in the first of three required readings. The legislators said they would proceed further after returning from the New Year's vacation that lasts until Jan. 11. Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the State Duma's foreign affairs committee, said the full ratification could only happen next month "at the earliest." The New START treaty, which was ratified Wednesday by the U.S. Senate,...
  • Action Alert: Stop the START Treaty

    12/16/2010 6:24:04 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    SCF ^ | 12-16-10 | jim demint
    The nuclear-weapons treaty President Obama has negotiated with the Russians may help him make America's erstwhile Cold War adversary happy, but it won't help protect us from the rogue nations that threaten the United States today. Today, the Senate will begin debating the the New START treaty. Democrats want to jam it through with a flock of lame ducks. If ratified, it will force the U.S. to agree to strategic-nuclear-weapons parity with Russia, the direct descendant of a nation that threatened our country's existence for decades. Who would have thought in the year 2010 the United States would be renewing...
  • Threats to 2010 Air Supremacy

    10/07/2010 5:12:16 AM PDT · by Broker · 12 replies
    AirForceAssocHQ's Channel ^ | Sept. 22, 2010 | USAF Staff
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  • The Missiles of October

    10/31/2009 10:03:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies · 1,067+ views
    Online WSJ ^ | 31 oct 09 | WARREN KOZAK
    WARREN KOZAK "All war is based on deception." —Sun Tzu In the summer of 1962, the leader of the great Soviet empire, Nikita Khrushchev, faced a serious problem. His huge intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) didn't work. Their launchers were unreliable, their aim was off and the fuel used to rocket them skyward was so volatile that they had to be stored empty. In case of an attack, they would first have to be tanked up before being fired. The Soviet premier understood that since his ICBMs were a crucial part of his nuclear balance with the U.S., this put him...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama loosens missile technology controls to China

    10/15/2009 10:25:14 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 8 replies · 558+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2009 | Bill Gertz
    President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department -- a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development. The president issued a little-noticed "presidential determination" Sept. 29 that delegated authority for determining whether missile and space exports should be approved for China to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. Commerce officials say the shift will not cause controls to be loosened in regards to the export of missile and space technology. Eugene Cottilli, a spokesman for Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security,...
  • Arctic Sea ghost ship 'was carrying weapons to Iran

    09/06/2009 8:06:22 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 24 replies · 1,301+ views ^ | September 6, 2009 | Chris Irvine
    The Arctic Sea cargo ship that disappeared for almost a month earlier this summer, was carrying weapons to Iran and was being tracked by Mossad, the Israeli security service, according to reports. Mystery has surrounded the ship, officially carrying a cargo of timber worth £1.3 million from Finland to Algeria, since its crew first reported a boarding in Swedish waters on July 24 after a raid by 10 armed English-speaking men posing as anti-narcotics police officers. It was eventually recovered off the coast of west Africa on August 17. Russia has since charged eight men from Estonia, Latvia and Russia...
  • Bibi's Choice (Israel to Attack Iran with Land Based Missiles instead of Airstrike?)

    07/04/2009 1:00:27 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 71 replies · 3,921+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/13/2009 | Peter Berkowitz
    snip Conversations over the last few weeks with more than a dozen members of Israel's larger national security community--right and left, scholars and military men and women, some coming out of the army and others the air force, some with decades of experience in military intelligence and others in clandestine operations, some former Knesset members and others former, current, and soon-to-be advisers to prime ministers--suggest it is fair to conclude that the professionals agree with the public that Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons is a game changer. Among them, there is a consensus that Israel has the technological capacity to...
  • Measured response as N. Korea ramps up tensions

    05/31/2009 1:30:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 675+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2009 | Roxana Tiron
    Lawmakers are so far taking a measured approach to North Korea’s nuclear ambitions as the Obama administration and the United Nations Security Council work on avenues to stymie potential nuclear proliferation or an arms race in the region. The congressional recess in some ways has offered a respite from a barrage of statements on current events, but the panels that focus on foreign affairs are not rushing into offering any reaction into how the North Korea situation should be handled. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, helmed by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), will hold a hearing on North Korea in the...
  • Medvedev: Russia to Deploy Missiles in Response to U.S. Missile Shield

    11/05/2008 8:38:48 AM PST · by bailmeout · 52 replies · 4,783+ views ^ | 11/5/08 | A.P.
    MOSCOW — Russia will deploy missiles near NATO member Poland in response to U.S. missile defense plans, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday in his first state of the nation speech. Medvedev also singled out the United States for criticism, casting Russia's war with Georgia in August and the global financial turmoil as consequences of aggressive, selfish U.S. policies. He said he hoped the next U.S. administration would act to improve relations. In a separate telegram, he congratulated Barack Obama on his election victory and said he was hoping for "constructive dialogue" with the incoming U.S. president ...
  • 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...
  • Inside the Ring (China missile test)

    06/12/2008 12:07:44 PM PDT · by JZelle · 5 replies · 69+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-12-08 | Bill Gertz
    China recently conducted a test of its newest submarine-launched ballistic missile, the Julang-2 (JL-2), which will be deployed on Beijing's fleet of new missile submarines, according to U.S. defense officials. The test launch took place May 29 from a submarine in Bohai Bay, off northern China, and landed in the Yellow Sea. The missile has an estimated range of about 5,000 miles and represents a new generation of strategic nuclear-capable weapons being outfitted on the Type 094 submarine, dubbed the Jin-class by the Pentagon. One defense official said the new JL-2 "shares features with the land-based Dong Feng-31 missile," another...
  • Among Czechs and Poles, same missile shield, differing sense of threat-(Russia Threat)

    05/16/2008 8:01:39 PM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 129+ views
    iht ^ | : May 14, 2008 | By Judy Dempsey
    WARSAW: Whenever the United States sends missile defense negotiators to the Czech Republic and Poland, where the Bush administration intends to deploy parts of its anti-ballistic shield, they encounter surprisingly different attitudes. In the Czech Republic, where negotiations are all but complete, the administration deals with a government that believes that the threat the shield is designed to counter comes from Iran and other "rogue" regimes. "Our rationale for agreeing to accept the radars stems from the fact that we agree about the threats," said Nikola Hynek, a security expert at the Institute of International Relations in Prague. In Poland,...
  • U.S. Plugs Israel Into BMEWS

    04/17/2008 3:59:39 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 8 replies · 88+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 4/17/08
    The United States has agreed to provide Israel with access to its BMEWS (ballistic missile early warning system). The half century old system uses radars and satellites to monitor the planet for ballistic missile launchers (specifically ICBMs, but any large missile launch is detected.) Twice before, in 1991 and 2003, the U.S. allowed Israel to plug into BMEWS (to get warning of Iraqi missile launches). This time around, BMEWS will give Israel warning about any Iranian ballistic missiles headed west. Early on, BMEWS consisted of long range radars that could spot warheads coming over the north pole (from Russia). When...
  • Russia Says No Plans to Sell Missile System to Iran

    12/28/2007 3:44:47 AM PST · by america4vr · 10 replies · 156+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 28. 2007 | Staff
    Russia has no plans to sell its advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran, a Russian government agency said on Friday. "The issue of supplying Iran with S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, raised by mass media, is not on the agenda, is not being considered and is not being discussed with the Iranian side at the moment," Russia's Federal Military and Technical Cooperation Service said on its Web site. Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said on Wednesday Russia had agreed to sell the system to Iran. "The S-300 system, under a contract signed in the past with Russia, will be...
  • Russia is commissioning new air based missiles

    08/18/2007 3:57:01 PM PDT · by Flavius · 18 replies · 880+ views
    pravda ^ | 8/18/07 | pravda
    Nearly at the same time it was officially confirmed that the upgraded fighter-interceptor Mig-31 is got a new far range air-to-air missile. Official sources of the Russian Air Force insist that the upgraded Mig-31 can successfully suppress the most advanced means of air attack existing in the armed forces of the leading nations. Its modernized control system of arms allows using guided AA missiles at the range of up to 200 km. The new missile is said to outperform any foreign match.
  • The Coming Wars (Israel vs Iran & Syria)

    08/20/2006 9:40:58 PM PDT · by epow · 15 replies · 5,648+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/18/06 | Caroline Glick
    By CAROLINE GLICK Since the cease-fire was implemented in Lebanon, we have heard scattered reports indicating that a prisoner swap with the Palestinians may be in the works. In exchange for hundreds if not thousands of Palestinian terrorists now held in Israeli prisons, IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit, who has been held hostage by Palestinian terrorists for nearly two months, may be released from captivity. These reports lend weight to the view that things are back to normal. Terrorists kidnap Israelis and hold them hostage and Israel releases terrorists in order to free them. It is a comforting thought for people...
  • Iran working with N.Korea on missiles: Institute

    08/03/2006 1:04:01 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 4 replies · 206+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2006 | Jack Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has been working closely with Iran to develop its long-range ballistic missiles, possibly using Chinese technology, and is building large bases to prepare for their deployment, a South Korean state-run think tank said. North Korea is also building new sites near the Demilitarized Zone with the South for short-range missiles and is deploying missiles with improved precision that can strike most of Japan, the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) said in a report. "The development of Taepodong-2 is conducted jointly with Iran, and it is possible China's technology is used in the...
  • Markey accuses White House of duplicity(Indian Companies Maybe helping Iran)

    07/30/2006 7:17:06 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 11 replies · 379+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 29 July 2006 | Farah Stockman
    Says Bush delays news of sanctions on Indian firms WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts congressman Edward Markey yesterday accused the Bush administration of delaying an announcement that the United States plans to impose sanctions on two Indian companies for assisting in Iran's missile program. Markey , a Malden Democrat, said the administration is withholding the announcement for fear that it would jeopardize chances of getting congressional approval for a controversial proposal to sell nuclear technology to India. The measure, which would make India the only country in the world to receive sensitive nuclear technology from the United States without signing the Nuclear...
  • Sabotage potential

    07/10/2006 11:41:09 AM PDT · by JZelle · 32 replies · 1,483+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7-10-06 | Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough
    We have no evidence that the U.S. was able to sabotage North Korea's Taepodong-2 missile, which malfunctioned 42 seconds into launch on Tuesday and crashed. But we do note that special operations forces (SOF) are playing an increasing role, overt and covert, in the world under Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's rule. We also note that one of the reasons that SOF procured the powerful .50- caliber Barrett's sniper rifle was to have the capability to disable ballistic missiles. It's a scenario for missile defense you won't see in any literature from the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency: insert a commando...
  • North Korea Preparing Test for Missile With Potential to Hit U.S.

    06/16/2006 4:47:44 PM PDT · by Thumbellina · 24 replies · 604+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, June 16, 2006 | Associated Press
    EWASHINGTON — North Korea is accelerating preparations for testing a missile that has the potential to strike the United States, a U.S. government official said Friday. A test of the Taepodong-2 long-range missile may be imminent, the official said. The official agreed to speak but only on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information. The official said the Bush administration is very concerned about activities that point toward a test, but declined to elaborate. Japanese and South Korean officials also have expressed concern in recent days about the reported North Korean missile launch activities. Kyodo News...
  • Iran Receives North Korean 'Missile Shipment'

    05/02/2006 1:13:29 PM PDT · by jonatron · 44 replies · 1,957+ views
    Iran has received a shipment of missiles from North Korea that are capable of reaching Europe, according to Israel's military intelligence chief. Known in the West as BM-25s, the Russian-designed missiles have a range of around 2,500 km (1,500 miles), giving them a longer reach than the Iranian-made Shihab-4 missiles which are capable of hitting Israel. The intelligence chief, Major-General Amos Yadlin, was quoted by Israel's Haaretz newspaper as saying in a lecture on Wednesday that some BM-25s had arrived in Iran. The BM-25 was originally manufactured in the Soviet Union, where it was known as the SSN6, a missile...
  • Taiwan says it needs more US missiles to counter China threat

    02/07/2006 2:04:54 PM PST · by em2vn · 18 replies · 473+ views
    AFP ^ | 02-07-06 | Unknown
    Taiwan says it needs more US missiles to counter China threat Taiwan's defense ministry said it needs more US-made Patriot anti-missile systems as Chinese ballistic missiles targeting the island are anticipated to more than double to 1,800 by 2013. Officials from the defense ministry made their case to reporters for more weapons as Taiwan's opposition parties have blocked a 340 billion Taiwan dollars (10.6 billion US) arms purchase package. China currently has at least 800 short-range ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan, and that number is increasing by 100 a year, the ministry said. The comments were made as journalists were...
  • Guess who's coming to Palestine? Russian advisers arrive, missiles to follow

    10/15/2005 4:40:28 PM PDT · by SeriousSassy · 16 replies · 828+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | October 15, 2005 | israelinsider staff and partners
    The Palestinian news network quotes senior security sources in the Palestinian Authority as saying on Saturday that Russian "police officers" had recently arrived in the Palestinian territories to train security forces. The Palestinian Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the Russian officers arrived in Gaza and "the West Bank" (Judea and Samaria) a few days ago to train Palestinian police and security forces. Debkafile reports that 15 "intelligence officers" entered on Yom Kippur, taking advantage of the Israeli news blackout on that day. Debka said it was "the first Russian military presence in a Palestinian war zone against...
  • Bernard Schriever's Stifling Shadow

    07/04/2005 3:13:22 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 17 replies · 421+ views
    Spacedaily ^ | Sep 28, 2004 | Jeffrey F. Bell
    OPINION SPACE Bernard Schriever's Stifling Shadow 'Schriever's management techniques have stood the test of time while von Braun's have proven a dismal failure'. 'Schriever's management techniques have stood the test of time while von Braun's have proven a dismal failure'. by Jeffrey F. Bell Honolulu HI (SPX) Sep 28, 2004 With the launch of the 476th and last example of the Atlas booster family, it's time to take a look back at this vehicle, its siblings Thor/Delta and Titan, and its father, USAF Lt. Gen. Bernard Schriever. If you just said "Who?", you aren't alone. Most Space Cadets can...
  • Correction to Putin controlling Belsan & al Queda thread

    02/22/2005 4:39:08 AM PST · by strategofr · 7 replies · 303+ views
    2-22-05 | strategofr
    I made some errors at the end of my recent post. The important one is I left out quotes on these 2 sentences. They are the words of sentinnel28a, not myself "Putin is no friend of the US, but even he wouldn't go so far as sponsoring AQ or a 9/11 like attack. The stakes are too high, and include his own hide."
  • I believe Putin ran the Belsan thing in Chechneya and basically runs al Queda

    02/22/2005 4:17:49 AM PST · by strategofr · 146 replies · 1,366+ views
    Iran's Nuclear Option, AJ Venter | 2-22-05 | strategofr
    I am simply cross-posting a message I just put up on The story behind the message is, there is a good guy named Sentinnel28a who slammed me pretty good and I lost track of the thread, but then found it and responded. You can see his thread in quotes, all broken up, inside my post. Hello everyone, especially badray and his buddy whose freeper name I forget. By the way, I am plain "stratego" on, but that was taken here so I added the "fr", free republic. Here's the thread: Glad I found this thread. Been meaning to...
  • Mexico may face mob with missiles

    02/13/2005 5:07:45 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 765+ views
    Express-News Mexico City Bureau ^ | 02/13/2005 | Dane Schiller
    MEXICO CITY — The Mexican federal government is investigating whether the feared Gulf Cartel drug-smuggling mafia is armed with surface-to-air missiles as part of a plot to assassinate President Vicente Fox or shoot down a commercial airliner. "We do not want to alarm the public," Mexican Attorney General Rafael Macedo de la Concha said at a news conference Saturday. "The first thing is to find out if it is true." Federal agents are trying to determine the source of what may be a U.S. government analysis warning as many as 80 SA-7 Soviet-made shoulder-mounted missiles are on the black market...
  • France-Iraq Link In CIA Report (possible illegal missles to Iraq - WAKE up AMERICANS this is news

    10/11/2004 3:00:20 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 35 replies · 1,449+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 10, 2004 | Bob Port
    A major French arms maker was offering to refurbish surface-to-air missiles for Iraq - possibly illegally - just weeks before America went to war with Saddam Hussein, according to the report made public last week on Iraq's weapons. The massive U.S. Iraq Survey Group report - some 966 pages - is still being studied by the press and defense experts. But it describes shadowy meetings between Iraqi defense officials and a Lebanese woman, who in turn met with "the French Thompson Company." The woman, identified as Majda Khasem Al-Khalil, began negotiating with Iraqis in December 2002, according to meeting logs...
  • iran and kerry appeasement

    09/22/2004 6:21:17 AM PDT · by milwguy · 1 replies · 157+ views
    dawn ^ | 09/22/2004 | pete n
    22 September 2004 Wednesday 06 Shaban 1425 Please Visit our Sponsor (Ads open in separate window) Iran displays ballistic missiles TEHRAN, Sept 21: Iran showed off its range of ballistic missiles at an annual military parade on Tuesday, with the rockets draped in banners vowing to "crush America" and "wipe Israel off the map". A banner stating "Israel must be wiped off the map" was draped on the side of a Shahab-2 missile, while a banner saying "We will crush America under our feet" was on the side of a trailer carrying the latest Shahab-3 missile. The parade marks the...

    07/22/2004 6:28:35 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 12 replies · 973+ views
    INTERIOR MINISTRY SOURCE REVEALS SECRET MESSAGE Baghdad, as-Sabah, July 22, P1 An official source at the Interior Ministry and the National Security Counselor has refrained to give any comment concerning news of seizing three nuclear missiles during arresting Khuder ad-Douri, the former leader at the dissolved al-Ba'th party.Iraqi political sources in condition of anonymity have confirmed that arresting ad-Douri which implemented by Iraqi security services have seized also three missiles.The same sources informed as-Sabah that Khuder ad-Douri who occupied great security and party positions, his death was declared following Saddam's regime fall and a certain side had issued him a...
  • US asked to beef up Taiwan's defense under one-China policy review

    06/17/2004 8:10:28 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 4 replies · 148+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu Jun 17, 3:26 AM | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US government was asked to beef up Taiwan's defense against possible attack from China as Congress debated an independent report seeking a revamp of Washington's one-China policy. The bipartisan US-China Economic and Security Review Commission proposed on Tuesday that Washington reform its policies towards Beijing on economy and security, including the one-China policy which dictates relations with Taiwan. Members of the commission testified on Wednesday before the powerful House Armed Services Committee, urging the government to consider stepping up military aid to Taiwan to counter China's defense build-up against the island. Commission member Carolyn Bartholomew said...
  • N. Korean rail explosion foiled missile shipment to Syria

    05/18/2004 9:17:58 AM PDT · by cooldog · 51 replies · 226+ views
    N. Korean rail explosion foiled missile shipment to Syria SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Tuesday, May 18, 2004 A North Korean missile shipment to Syria was halted when a train collision in that Asian country destroyed the missile cargo and killed about a dozen Syrian technicians. U.S. officials confirmed a report in a Japanese daily newspaper that a train explosion on April 22 killed about a dozen Syrian technicians near the Ryongchon province in North Korea. The officials said the technicians were accompanying a train car full of missile components and other equipment from a facility near the Chinese border to...
  • Unmanned border patrol blimp to be built

    03/28/2004 11:02:23 AM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 35 replies · 358+ views
    Tucson Citizen ^ | 3/26/2004
    <p>Akron, Ohio - Government officials and Lockheed Martin Corp. announced a $24 million plan yesterday to update an old blimp factory for construction of a high flying, remote-controlled blimp prototype to monitor U.S. borders and scan the horizon for enemy missles.</p>
  • Practicing Nuclear War

    02/10/2004 12:00:55 AM PST · by Burkeman1 · 26 replies · 153+ views ^ | 2/10/04 | by Charley Reese
    About the middle of this month, Russia will stage the largest strategic nuclear maneuvers since 1982. These maneuvers will involve the test-firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles, both from land and sea; the test-firing of cruise missiles from strategic bombers; and even the launch of a military satellite. Publicly, according to the Moscow Times, Russian generals say this is part of preparing for the war on terrorism. Obviously, however, you don't need strategic nuclear weapons to fight terrorists. No, what the Russians are doing is practicing all-out nuclear war against the United States. The Russian military probably believes a nuclear exchange...
  • Hussein Was Sure Of Own Survival

    11/03/2003 4:23:40 AM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 11 replies · 148+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2003 | Steve Coll
    Saddam Hussein refused to order a counterattack against U.S. troops when war erupted in March because he misjudged the initial ground thrust as a ruse and had been convinced earlier by Russian and French contacts that he could avoid or survive a land invasion, former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz has told interrogators, according to U.S. officials. Aziz, who surrendered to U.S. authorities on April 24, has also said Iraq did not possess stocks of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons on the eve of the war, an assertion that echoes the previously reported statements of other detained Iraqi leaders...
  • NKorea has exported 400 Scud missiles to Middle East: SKorea

    10/23/2003 6:52:52 AM PDT · by Brian S · 3 replies · 160+ views
    AFP ^ | 10-23-03
    SEOUL (AFP) Oct 23, 2003 North Korea has exported some 400 Scud missiles to Middle East countries since the mid-1980s, South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday. Iran, Iraq, Syria and Yemen were the best customers for North Korean Scuds in the region, the ministry said in a parliamentary report. "Since the middle of the 1980s, North Korea has exported 400-odd Scud missiles along with missile-related parts to the Middle East region," the report said, according to ministry spokesman Kim Ki-Beom. The report did not say how much the communist state earned from the missile exports, but Yonhap news agency put...
  • Discovery of advanced French missiles in Iraq sparks controversy

    10/04/2003 3:44:45 AM PDT · by tdadams · 27 replies · 247+ views
    Channel Asia News ^ | 04 October 2003
    Polish troops have found four French-made advanced missiles in Iraq. Although the missiles are not considered weapons of mass destruction, their discovery surprised many as the UN had barred Iraq from importing arms after its invasion of Kuwait in 1990. The four Roland-type French-made missiles were discovered earlier this week, reportedly in the Hilla region near a highway. Experts say the missiles, fired from a mobile launcher vehicle, are highly effective against low-flying aircraft. "These missiles have a range of up to 9 kilometres. They can hit any aircraft," said Major Zbigniew Spiewakowski, Deputy Commander of 1st Combat Group. The...
  • Saudis seize 'terror' missiles

    09/04/2003 5:26:16 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 19 replies · 191+ views
    bbc ^ | 4-sep-2003 | beeb Saudi authorities say they have seized a lorry-load of surface-to-air missiles destined for an unnamed terrorist group. The consignment was intercepted last month on a desert road near the port city of Jeddah. Police say the weapons - capable of being used to bring down aircraft - had been smuggled from Yemen. Last month, air travellers from the United States and Britain were alerted to the possibility of attack if they went to Saudi Arabia. The alerts came after intelligence reports were relayed to Washington and London by the Saudis of a specific threat to British airlines flying in...
  • China expands missile proliferation to Mideast

    08/09/2003 7:48:03 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 3 replies · 188+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 9, 2003 | WND
    GEOSTRATEGY-DIRECT INTELLIGENCE BRIEF China expands missile proliferation to Mideast Egypt, Iran, Libya, Syria, North Korea benefiting from campaign Posted: August 9, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: WorldNetDaily brings readers exclusive, up-to-the-minute global intelligence news and analysis from Geostrategy-Direct, a new online newsletter edited by veteran journalist Robert Morton and featuring the "Backgrounder" column compiled by Bill Gertz. Geostrategy-Direct is a subscription-based service produced by the publishers of, a free news service frequently linked by the editors of WorldNetDaily. © 2003 The United States believes China is expanding missile exports to the Middle East in violation of its...