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  • Strategic nuclear sub Vladimir Monomakh joins Russian Navy

    12/21/2014 8:15:34 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 17 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | Dec-21-2014 9 hours ago | unknown
    Russia’s third Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh has officially become part of the Russian Navy. Armed with Bulava ballistic missiles, the SSBNs of this class are the planet’s most advanced nuclear deterrence tool. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=877_1419144372#6lpwsZ5c7V7SzrzT.99
  • State Dept: U.S. Nukes Down 85%, From 31,255 to 4,804

    12/19/2014 8:18:55 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 100 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    'We Still Have More Work To Do'' The State Department's Rose Gottemoeller, under secretary for arms control and international security, spoke at the Brookings Institution Thursday where she reaffirmed the United States' "unassailable" commitment to putting the nuclear weapons genie back in the bottle. Gottemoeller told the attendees at the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative-sponsored event that "the U.S. commitment to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons is unassailable." She went on to note that the nation's stockpile of active weapons is down 85 percent from maximum cold war levels, falling to 4,804 in 2013...
  • China Wants ‘Made in China’ Nuclear Reactors

    12/17/2014 5:23:52 AM PST · by thackney · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | BRIAN SPEGELE
    When a unit of North Carolina’s Curtiss-Wright Corp. won a roughly $300 million deal in 2007 to supply components for new reactors in China, industry officials trumpeted China’s nuclear boom as good for U.S. business. Today, Chinese companies are competing for that business—and foreign companies risk getting left out. Meanwhile, Curtiss-Wright’s contract is caught up in a legal dispute, while Chinese authorities blame the company in part for the delay of a landmark nuclear project. U.S. and other foreign companies are now struggling to keep their hold in China, the industry’s biggest growth market and a rare bright spot more...
  • Iran: We Will Get The Bomb

    12/15/2014 2:29:17 PM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:26 PM 12/07/2014 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran has no intention of reaching a settlement over its illicit nuclear program, the Islamic Republic’s senior strategist revealed last week on his blog. Instead, the regime has adopted a policy of “elongation” with the 5+1 nations in which it strings along the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany as it develops nuclear weapons, wrote Alireza Forghani. Forghani is a senior analyst and strategy specialist in the supreme leader’s camp and closely aligned with Mehdi Taeb, who heads the regime’s Ammar Strategic Base, a radical think thank, and thus speaks with the blessing of the Islamic regime. “Elongation”...
  • Israeli minister: Iran doesn't need one centrifuge (video at link)

    12/14/2014 10:18:54 AM PST · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | December 13th, 2014 11:44 PM ET
    Fareed speaks with Naftali Bennett, the economic minister in Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet, about Iran's nuclear program. Watch the full interview on GPS this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN. Iran - you have said that you thought a bad deal would lead to war, but a good deal could lead to peace. So the question is, do you regard the deal that is under discussion as a good deal or a bad deal? From what we can tell, the area where they seem to be at right now is that Iran would go from about 19,000...
  • Pentagon Considering Deployment of Nuclear Missiles in Europe

    12/11/2014 12:24:12 PM PST · by GilGil · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/11/2014 | Bill Gertz
    Brian P. McKeon, deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, said U.S. cruise missile deployments are among a range of options being considered if Russia fails to return to compliance with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.
  • Rush Reports Thomas Sowell's Biggest Fear: Iran Nukes US, Obama Surrenders

    12/10/2014 9:40:16 AM PST · by duckworth · 99 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show | Dec. 10, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Just before his 1 pm break, El Rushbo reported on an interview he had yesterday with Thomas Sowell, economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author. Sowell told Rush that his biggest fear is that Iran becomes a nuclear power, and attacks the US in some capacity. Sowell believes if Obama is president at the time, he will just surrender to Iran. Stunned, Rush questioned Sowell, who pointed out it only took two bombs for Japan to surrender to the US.
  • GOP Should Revive Yucca Mountain And Nuclear Energy

    12/09/2014 2:07:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Nuclear Waste: While Keystone XL remains a focus, the long-stalled repository for spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain, Nev., deemed safe in a recent report, is also good for the environment and for our energy future. The ghosts of Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukushima continue to haunt and hinder the nuclear energy industry. Yet a report released Oct. 16 may revive both the spent fuel repository and the nuclear energy industry with it. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) report, mostly finished in 2010 but delayed by Yucca Mountain foes such as the Obama administration and soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader...
  • The New GOP Congress Should Open-Up Yucca Mountain and Promote the Use of Nuclear Energy

    12/09/2014 7:17:50 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    After four years of battle with opponents of safe, economical nuclear energy -basically same dummies closing down our coal industry (Obama, Reid, et. al.)- the large federal nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada was recently deemed 'safe' by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission... so why not get going with that, then? Nuclear energy is simply wonderful in my view, and only real green kooks like the German left are walking away from it. Not even the tsunami disaster at Fukushima, Japan has scared them away from utilizing it... Tokyo knows the 1964, single-walled reactors were outdated and risky, and unlike anything you'd...
  • Almost all U.S. nuclear plants require life extension past 60 years to operate beyond 2050

    12/08/2014 5:36:54 AM PST · by thackney · 2 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | DECEMBER 8, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    When nuclear power plants are built, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has the authority to issue initial operating licenses for a period of 40 years. Beyond that, the reactors need license renewals, and the NRC has granted 20-year license renewals to 74 of the 100 operating reactors in the United States. These reactors may now operate for a total period of 60 years. They represent a cumulative capacity of a little more than 69,000 megawatts (MW). The NRC is currently reviewing license renewal applications for an additional 17 reactors, and expects to receive seven more applications in the next few...
  • Biden sees 'less than even' chance of nuclear deal with Iran (How about zero chance?)

    12/06/2014 2:02:40 PM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Dec 6, 2014 2:56pm EST
    WASHINGTON - Biden, speaking at a forum on the Middle East at the Brookings Institution think tank, rejected calls for more sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program because "this is not the time to risk a breakdown when we still have a chance for a breakthrough." Biden said the sanctions imposed by the United States and allies were working by slowing Iran's economy, as well as its nuclear program. "It's frozen the program, it's given us a shot for a peaceful solution," he said. "I tell you, I think it's a less than even shot but it's a shot,...
  • UN resolution: Israel must renounce nuclear arms

    12/03/2014 4:32:04 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/02/2014 | Alexandra Olson
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved an Arab-backed resolution Tuesday calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities under international oversight. The resolution, adopted in a 161-5 vote, noted that Israel is the only Middle Eastern country that is not party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. It called on Israel to "accede to that treaty without further delay, not to develop, produce test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons" and put its nuclear facilities under the safeguard of the U.N.'s International...
  • UPDATE 1-Ukraine energy minister says "no threat" from accident at nuclear plant

    12/03/2014 7:20:46 AM PST · by McGruff · 18 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Dec 3, 2014
    Ukraine's energy authorities said on Wednesday that an accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in the south-east of the country posed no danger and the plant would return to normal operations on Dec. 5. "There is no threat ... there are no problems with the reactors," Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn, who took up his post in a new government only on Tuesday, told a briefing.
  • UN calls on Israel to renounce nuclear weapons

    12/02/2014 8:29:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/2/14 | Robert Spencer
    If Israel has nuclear weapons, it hasn’t used them. Nor will it use them unless attacked. Iranian officials, meanwhile, have repeatedly crowed that Israel will soon be destroyed, and has defied the UN repeatedly regarding its nuclear program. So naturally, the OIC-controlled UN condemns Israel. The UN should be shut down, or at least moved off U.S. soil and cut off from all U.S. funding, as long as it is a tool of the global jihad. “UN resolution: Israel must renounce nuclear arms,” by Alexandra Olson, Associated Press, December 2, 2014 (thanks to John): UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N....
  • How to Nuke a Submarine

    12/02/2014 7:22:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 1, 2014 | Steve Weintz
    Can you kill a sub with a nuke? It seems pretty obvious that a nuclear explosion deep in the ocean should sink a submarine, but you need to be sure if you’re gearing up for World War III. During the heyday of nuclear testing in the 1950s, the U.S. Navy made sure of its underwater atomic might with an elaborate and very loud test. Sailors and scientists needed to know the range and lethality of underwater nuclear explosions. Would they harm the crews, ships and planes delivering the weapons? Would the ocean become too contaminated near the blast for forces...
  • East Caspian railway proves futility of Iran sanctions: Official

    12/01/2014 10:23:25 AM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Press TV ^ | Mon Dec 1, 2014 4:43PM GMT
    A senior Iranian official says the East Caspian Sea railway project between Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan will prove that sanctions against Tehran have failed to affect the Islamic Republic's ties with regional countries. “The inauguration of this huge project will prove that cruel international and unilateral sanctions [against Tehran] have had no impact on regional countries’ desire for the expansion of cooperation with Iran,” Presidential Office’s Deputy for Communications and Publicity Parviz Esmaeili said on Monday. He added that the Islamic Republic’s strategy is based on multilateral cooperation with the purpose of improving regional security. The North-South rail corridor will...
  • Kepco inspects aging Takahama reactors for chance at 20-year extension

    12/01/2014 5:30:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | Japan Times
    OSAKA – Kansai Electric Power Co. on Monday began checking the safety of two aging nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture that are nearing the end of their certified lives to see if it can keep them going for another two decades. The reactors are the No. 1 and No. 2 units at the Takahama nuclear plant. Safety requirements adopted after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis include a provision requiring operators to shut and dismantle reactors when they are 40 years old. But the nuclear regulator may grant a one-time extension of up to 20 years if utilities carry out thorough...
  • Vast majority of ruling bloc candidates favor rebooting reactors

    12/01/2014 5:25:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | Japan Times
    A huge majority of those planning to run in the Dec. 14 Lower House election on the ticket of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party or its junior coalition ally, Komeito, favor restarting the nation’s idled nuclear reactors, a Kyodo News poll showed Sunday. A total of 90.7 percent of those eyeing a run on the LDP ticket and 79.4 percent of prospective Komeito candidates said they support the reboot of reactors, which generated around 30 percent of the country’s total electricity before the 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. All of the nation’s 48 reactors are...
  • Iran Celebrates ‘Great Victory’ Because ‘Americans Have Clearly Surrendered’

    11/27/2014 12:03:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/27/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    President Obama’s most recent capitulation in sham “negotiations” over Iran’s nuclear program is his agreement to a seven-month delay in the deadline for a final settlement, which was to have been this past Monday. As the president must know, this delay gives the revolutionary jihadist regime everything it needs: time; further preservation and legitimization of its nuclear program; continued sanctions relief, including $700 million per month from the United States; and no pressure to acknowledge, much less repudiate, its status as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism (i.e., the reason why its acquisition of nuclear weapons is — or...
  • 69% of Americans oppose deal leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities

    11/25/2014 3:43:58 PM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 25, 2014, 6:44 pm | David Horovitz
    Survey shows ‘Netanyahu closer to the American people than Obama’ on Iran, says pollster Frank Luntz More than two-thirds of Americans oppose a deal with Iran that would allow it to maintain nuclear weapons capabilities, according to a new survey by American political strategist Frank Luntz. Americans are also overwhelmingly mistrustful of Iran, and consider it to be the country that poses the greatest threat to the United States. The survey, shown to The Times of Israel on Tuesday, the day after US-led talks with Iran were extended till next July, also found an overwhelming majority of Americans believe the...
  • Rouhani Hails Extension of Talks as 'Victory'

    11/24/2014 5:53:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, on Monday welcomed the extension of talks between his country and six world powers, and hailed it as “victorious” for Iranians. “We have neither compromised over Iran’s nuclear rights, nor will ever do so, and there is no doubt that the Iranian nuclear technology will remain functioning,” he said, according to the IRNA news agency. Rouhani once again repeated the slogan he used during his presidential campaign that the centrifuges will never cease rotating, while the wheels of the people’s lives, too, will rotate more smoothly. "Our nation has emerged victorious and will be victorious," emphasized...
  • Reports: Top Iranian Negotiator ‘Frequently Shouts’ at Kerry, Western Officials

    11/24/2014 1:29:03 PM PST · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    Washingotn Free Beacon ^ | November 23, 2014 12:30 pm | Adam Kredo
    Reports: Top Iranian Negotiator ‘Frequently Shouts’ at Kerry, Western Officials VIENNA—Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks is known to frequently scream and shout at Western diplomats, including Secretary of State John Kerry, a practice that has caused alarm among bodyguards stationed outside the negotiating room, according to a member of the Iranian diplomatic team who spoke to the Farsi-language press. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif—who is scheduled to hold one-on-one talks with Kerry this evening in Vienna—”frequently shouts at Western diplomats” in such a forceful manner that bodyguards have hurriedly entered the negotiation room on occasion worried...
  • Further sanctions on Iran could be counterproductive, White House says (next phase of appeasement)

    11/24/2014 1:13:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:08pm EST
    WASHINGTON - The White House said on Monday Iran should be given more time to answer concerns about its nuclear program and that imposing fresh sanctions on the Iranians could be counterproductive. White House spokesman Josh Earnest made the comments after Iran and six powers including the United States gave themselves seven more months to overcome a deadlock over the Iranian program.
  • New Iran Nuclear talks deadlines: March 1, July 1, 2015

    11/24/2014 5:39:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jim Sciutto, Nic Robertson and Holly Yan
    - A new deadline for a political framework agreement for Iran's Nuclear talks has been set for March 1, 2015, a Western diplomat tells CNN on Monday, with a deadline for final agreement including annexes on July 1. Negotiators had been scrambling to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program before a Monday night deadline. The negotiators included representatives from Iran and the P5+1 countries -- the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain), plus Germany.
  • Report: Kerry Offers Iran an Extension of Talks

    11/23/2014 3:55:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    Photo (of Lurch and Zarif not shaking hands) The United States suggested to Iran on Sunday that it consider extending nuclear talks, The Associated Press (AP) reports. Iran and six world powers are holding talks in Vienna in an attempt to reach a lasting agreement on Tehran's disputed nuclear program before a deadline on Monday, but little progress has been made. A senior U.S. official told AP that with the Monday evening cutoff date a little more than a day away, Secretary of State John Kerry proposed to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that the two sides start discussing...
  • Iran says final nuclear deal with major powers 'impossible' by deadline

    11/23/2014 12:12:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/23/2014
    VIENNA - Iran says it will be impossible by a November 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Sunday. "Considering the short time left until the deadline and number of issues that needed to be discussed and resolved, it is impossible to reach a final and comprehensive deal by Nov. 24," ISNA quoted an unnamed member of Iran's negotiating team in Vienna as saying. "The issue of extension of the talks is an option on the table and we will...
  • Iran said to give Hezbollah missiles that ‘can reach Dimona’

    11/22/2014 4:20:07 PM PST · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 22, 2014, 6:07 pm
    Revolutionary Guard general says nuclear reactor ‘an easy target’ for Lebanese terror group Iran has supplied Lebanese terror group and Iranian proxy Hezbollah with missiles “that can reach Dimona,” according to a new report in the semi-official Fars news agency. The report said the Iranian Revolutionary Guards delivered a new class of missiles, “Fateh,” with ranges of 250-350 kilometers and which can fit a 500kg warhead. Iranian Revolutionary Guards Brigadier-General Sayed Majid Moussavi told the news agency that the new missiles will allow Hezbollah to hit any place in Israel, “including targets in the south on the occupied terriroty.” “Dimona...
  • Obama condemning America’s next generation to witnessing a nuclear war in the Mideast

    11/20/2014 3:58:28 PM PST · by Fali_G · 19 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 11/20/2014 | Lisa Daftari
    had a chance to sit down with Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) this week, only days away from another P5+1 meeting in Vienna for the Nov. 24 Iran nuclear deal deadline. We sat in his Capitol Hill office just hours before a letter written by him and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and supported by 43 Republican senators was sent to the President warning him about bypassing Congress to strike a deal with the Iranian regime over the their nuclear agenda. Sen. Kirk has steadfastly opposed a deal with the Tehran and has worked together with a group of bipartisan lawmakers to...
  • John Kerry arrives for Iran nuclear talks in Vienna (4 days to deadline)

    11/20/2014 10:48:07 AM PST · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 20 November 2014 11.32 EST | Julian Borger
    The US secretary of state, John Kerry, arrived at nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna on Thursday, insisting negotiators were focused on reaching agreement by the Monday deadline. Kerry was responding to remarks on Wednesday by his British counterpart, Philip Hammond, who suggested that the deadline would have to be extended. “We are not discussing an extension. We are negotiating to have an agreement. It’s that simple,” Kerry said in Paris before boarding the flight to Vienna. “I know that secretary Hammond is concerned about the gaps. We all are. Both sides are taking this process seriously and both sides...
  • Iran nuclear talks deadline may be extended to March: officials

    11/20/2014 7:22:27 AM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:09am EST | Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi
    VIENNA - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and Western powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Vienna later for what Washington and its allies had hoped would be the culmination of months of difficult diplomacy between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. The aim is to remove sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its atomic program, but the talks have long been deadlocked:...
  • Army Commander: Supreme Leader's Remarks Present Roadmap for Confronting Enemies

    11/18/2014 10:07:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Fars News ^ | Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:28
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi said the statements made by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei before the last stage of the nuclear talks with the world powers provided Iranian officials with a roadmap for defending the country. "The remarks of the Commander in Chief (Ayatollah Khamenei) before the last stage of the nuclear negotiations are the roadmap of the Islamic Republic of Iran in area of defending the country and fighting the enemies," Salehi said, addressing the Iranian cadets in Tehran on Sunday. Elsewhere, he underlined the Iranian Armed Forces' preparedness...
  • U.S. 'disappointed' with Iran's IAEA cooperation ahead of nuclear talks (6 days to deadline)

    11/18/2014 9:24:38 AM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:56am EST
    Vienna - The United States is disappointed with Iran's failure to engage with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation into suspected atomic bomb research, a U.S. envoy said on Monday. "We've been disappointed in their failure thus far to constructively engage on this issue," Ambassador Laura Kennedy, the U.S. envoy to the Vienna-based IAEA, told reporters. Kennedy said she would convey "our concerns with Iran's failure to engage substantively with the agency on the possible military dimensions issue" in a statement to the IAEA's 35-nation Board of Governors, which convenes on Thursday.
  • Israel in ‘Huge’ Lobbying Effort Ahead of Deadline for Iranian Nuke Deal (VIDEO)

    11/17/2014 1:34:00 PM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 16, 2014 4:09 pm | Dave Bender
    Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister, Yuval Steinitz on Sunday told Israel Radio that the Jewish state is engaged in what he termed a “huge” lobbying effort ahead of a Nov. 24th deadline for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, suspected by Israel and western powers as being a covert weaponization project. The head of Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) Nuclear Committee said Sunday that the United States has sent Tehran an eight-page document, summing up the American position towards the Nov. 24th target date for formulating a nuclear deal, Israel’s Walla News site said. “Excessive demands by the United States are leading to...
  • Barack Obama and the Art of the Deal

    11/17/2014 1:59:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 17, 2014 | Andrew B. Wilson
    "........It may be argued that Truman “saved” Western Europe when he dropped the two atomic bombs on Japan a few weeks later – hitting Hiroshima on August 7 and Nagasaki on August 9. That brought the war against Japan to an abrupt end; it also extended a protective nuclear umbrella over Britain, France, and other U.S. allies in Western Europe. All of a sudden, Stalin faced the reality that the U.S. had a new weapon that could destroy whole cities and armies. He would risk his own annihilation if he started a third world war hard on the heels of...
  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guard showcases ballistic capabilities to “attack and destroy” Israel

    11/16/2014 1:16:41 PM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Ashraq al-Awsat ^ | 9 hours ago | Ali M. Pedram
    London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iranian websites close to the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have run special feature reports and interviews relating to Iran’s capability to “attack and destroy” Israel using ballistic missiles, the semi-state-run Fars and Tasnim news agencies reported on Saturday. A special feature report published by Fars on three missiles—named Israel-hitter—stated the missiles could be launched quickly from Iranian territory to reach targets in Israel, and explained the extensive infrastructure that has been built underground to house them. A Tehran-based analyst, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Asharq Al-Awsat that publishing such “provocative” reports just two weeks before...
  • Israeli PM Netanyahu: Iran is your enemy

    11/16/2014 8:28:39 AM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 16, 2014, 10:38 AM | Rebecca Kaplan
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered one of his sternest warnings to date about Iran, suggesting the U.S. is failing to see the country's intentions in either the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Iran. "Iran is not your ally. Iran is not your friend. Iran is your enemy. It's not your partner. Iran is committed to the destruction of Israel," Netanyahu said in an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation" when asked whether the U.S. should try to work with Iran in the fight against ISIS. Both countries want to see the jihadist group...
  • Iran's Letter to Obama: Thanks for the Nukes!

    11/15/2014 9:57:43 AM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Friday, November 14, 2014 | Noah Beck
    Dear President Obama, You’ve been a great friend for the last six years and, to express our appreciation, we’d like to acknowledge some of your many helpful actions: 1) In 2009, our presidential election results were so dubious that millions of brave, pro-democracy protesters risked their lives to demonstrate throughout our country. When our Basij paramilitary force brutalized them, you kept your response irrelevantly mild for the sake of “engaging” us. That surely helped Iranians understand the risks of protesting our “free” election of 2012 (involving our eight handpicked candidates). It was indeed a very orderly rubberstamp. 2) After eight...
  • Iran’s nukes: Too desperate for a deal

    11/14/2014 2:59:11 PM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | 7:32pm | John Bolton
    The levels of diplomatic activity, fear and even desperation regarding Iran’s steadily advancing nuclear-weapons program are rising rapidly in the White House. The same is true for Israel and America’s Arab allies in the region, but for very different reasons. Israel and friendly Arab states worry that the religious fanatics and militarists ruling Tehran will achieve their long-sought goal of possessing deliverable nuclear weapons. President Obama worries that his endless concessions to and compromises with these same fanatics and militarists will fail to produce a piece of paper he can call a diplomatic success. With the Nov. 9-10 talks in...
  • Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes

    11/12/2014 7:44:06 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 17 replies
    More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, nearly all the workers at the Fukushima plant are devoted to the still-growing amount of contaminated water.
  • Louisiana PSC runoff: solar policy, attack ads and a firebombing

    11/12/2014 10:29:56 AM PST · by sefarkas · 1 replies
    Utility Drive ^ | November 11, 2014 | Robert Walton
    ... heated fight for a seat on Louisiana's Public Service Commission (PSC) is still going strong. December runoff between PSC chairman Eric Skrmetta and alternative energy advocate Forest Bradley-Wright.
  • Why does President Obama treat his friends as enemies, and his enemies as friends?

    11/12/2014 8:59:47 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/12/2014 14:45 | ERIC R. MANDEL
    With his misguided and naïve outreach, the president has spawned a new Iranian assertiveness, bolstered by an economic resurgence directly related to our unilateral concessions on sanctions. Less than a day after the Republican midterm election landslide, President Barack Obama lashed out against the Republican Party as if it were America’s primary adversary in the world. On the very next day, we learned the president was secretly negotiating with one of America’s most implacable enemies, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. After six years of trying to placate America’s enemies, you would think that Obama would have learned that, in the Middle East,...
  • Dem think tank secret email: ‘All hands on deck’ to sell Iran deal to public

    11/12/2014 6:56:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Dem think tank secret email: ‘All hands on deck’ to sell Iran deal to public By Adam Kredo Published November 12, 2014 Washington Free Beacon A leading liberal think tank in Washington, D.C., has begun enlisting its associates in an “all-hands-on-deck effort to support” the Obama administration as it seeks to ink a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of the month, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Truman National Security Project, a nonprofit think tank with ties to the administration, is assembling a “crack team of writers” to flood national and local media outlets...
  • Excerpts from PM Netanyahu's speech to the GA about Iran (Note tone of voice in this clip!)

    11/11/2014 3:30:59 PM PST · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 11, 2014 | IsraeliPM
    Excerpts from Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America about Iran. Brief video at link!
  • Obama’s Secret Appeasement of Iran Is Disgraceful and Dangerous

    11/11/2014 1:45:05 PM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    New York Observor ^ | 11/10/14 12:41pm | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    MELBOURNE – Here I was feeling bad for the President over his drubbing at the hands of the Republicans and his humiliation before the electorate in last week’s midterm elections when I suddenly read, all the way in Australia, that last month Obama sent a secret letter to Ayatollah Ali Khameini of Iran. There went any hint of sympathy. The most important area in which President Obama has lost the American people is in foreign policy. Americans are not used to being weak. They’re certainly not used to being supplicants. They have watched for years as President Obama has degraded...
  • As Iran Declares To Annihilate Israel, 2 Israelis Murdered in Terror Attacks

    11/10/2014 6:38:43 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 10, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — November 10, 2014 … Israel suffered two separate terror attacks today by Palestinians from the West Bank. Almog Shiloni, 20, of Modi’in was stabbed to death in Tel Aviv. Dalia Lamkus, 26, was stabbed to death just outside the town of Alon Shvuet in the Gush Etzion Region of the West Bank. Lamkus was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist while waiting with others at a bus stop at the Gush Etzion junction in Israel, just next to the hitching station where Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha’ar and Naftali Frenkel were abducted this...
  • Iranian Supreme Leader calls for Israel’s ‘annihilation’ (Will Zero write another letter?)

    11/08/2014 11:49:21 PM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 9, 2014, 8:52 am | Marissa Newman
    On Twitter, Ayatollah Khamenei says ‘barbaric, wolflike & infanticidal regime’ must be destroyed, West Bank Palestinians armed Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for the destruction of Israel over the weekend, stating that the “barbaric” Jewish state “has no cure but to be annihilated.” In a tirade posted on Twitter Saturday night, using the hashtag #handsoffalaqsa, in reference to the recent tensions on the Temple Mount, the Iranian religious leader also reiterated his appeal to arm the Palestinians in the West Bank. “This barbaric, wolflike & infanticidal regime of #Israel which spares no crime has no cure but to...
  • Top aide to Iran Supreme Leader may join Oman talks with John Kerry (16 days left until deadline)

    11/08/2014 2:03:56 PM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | 2 hours ago
    A top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may join talks in Oman between the United States and Iran in the coming days, in a sign that a breakthrough may be imminent in reaching a nuclear deal, Al-Monitor has learned. Ali Akbar Velayati, longtime foreign policy adviser to Khamenei and a former Iranian foreign minister, may join the talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union negotiator Catherine Ashton, in a signal that the Supreme Leader may be preparing to sign off on a deal, sources told Al-Monitor on...
  • Source says reported letter from Obama to Ayatollah ‘f***s up everything'

    11/06/2014 7:38:35 PM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 06, 2014
    <p>President Obama reportedly penned a secret letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month discussing their shared interest in fighting the Islamic State -- a development one congressional source told Fox News "f***s up everything."</p> <p>The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that, according to people briefed on the letter, Obama wrote to Khamenei in the middle of last month and stressed that any cooperation on dealing with the Islamic State, or ISIS, was tied to Iran striking a deal over its nuclear program. The U.S., Iran and other negotiators are facing a Nov. 24 deadline for such a deal.</p>
  • REPORT: Obama sent secret letter to Iran about cooperation against ISIS

    11/06/2014 11:16:09 AM PST · by Fali_G · 13 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 11/06/2014 | Lisa Daftari
    President Barak Obama wrote a secret letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei two weeks ago expressing a mutual interest in battling ISIS, according to a recent report. The letter indicated that the US would be interested in cooperating with Iran against the Islamic State with the condition that Tehran works to reach a comprehensive agreement with the P5+1 by the Nov. 24 deadline.
  • Obama Wrote Secret Letter to Iran’s Khamenei About Fighting Islamic State

    11/06/2014 10:51:17 AM PST · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 12:34 p.m. ET | Jay Solomon And Carol E. Lee
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama secretly wrote Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the middle of last month and described a shared interest in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, according to people briefed on the correspondence. Mr. Obama stressed to Mr. Khamenei that any cooperation on Islamic State was largely contingent on Iran reaching a comprehensive agreement with global powers on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program by a Nov. 24 diplomatic deadline, the same people say. The October letter marked at least the fourth time Mr. Obama has written Iran’s most powerful political and religious leader since...