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  • Treasury: No increase in terror funding by Iran after cash payment

    09/22/2016 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/16 | Joseph Lawler
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Thursday that the administration has not seen evidence that Iran's financial support for terrorism has grown since the U.S. paid the regime $1.7 billion in cash in January. "We have not seen an increase in terrorist financing by Iran," Lew told the House Financial Services Committee. But Lew also acknowledged that he wasn't aware if there was any way to trace how Iran uses the cash. Republicans pressed him on whether the U.S. recorded the serial numbers on the bills that were shipped to Iran, but Lew said he did not know. The U.S. arranged...
  • India to ink mega Rafael fighter jet deal with France on Friday.

    09/21/2016 1:42:52 PM PDT · by axiomatical · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 9/21/2016 | Rajat Pandit
    NEW DELHI: India will finally ink the deal for direct acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday, in what will be an urgently-needed booster dose for the country's dwindling air combat power. IAF, after all, is down to just 33 fighter squadrons when at least 42 are required for dissuasive deterrence against China and Pakistan. The first omni-role Rafale, also capable of delivering nuclear weapons, will touch down in India within three years. India can buy two to three Russian heavy-weight Sukhoi-30MKIs or five to six indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft for every Rafale. But it's also...
  • Need a Fighter Jet to Drop Nukes, No Questions Asked? Buy French

    09/21/2016 4:52:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 21, 2016 | ROBERT BECKHUSEN
    India is on the verge of signing a deal with France for 36 Dassault Rafale fighter jets, likely when French defense minister Jean-Yves le Drian arrives in New Delhi later this week. The jets may end up lugging nuclear bombs, as officials told The Indian Express this month that the jets are “to be used as an airborne strategic delivery system.” That’s a polite way of saying India’s jets could drop nukes — one mission which Dassault specifically designed the multi-role Rafale to do. There’s also precedent here, as France previously sold and supplied spare parts for India’s Mirage 2000s, which are...
  • Can Reusing Spent Nuclear Fuel Solve Our Energy Problems?

    09/20/2016 12:38:38 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 19, 2016 | By Gary Strauss
    Nuclear power, always controversial, has been under an especially dark cloud since Japans Fukushima disaster five years ago. And in the United States, few new nuclear plants have been ordered since the 1979 partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, thanks to ongoing safety concerns, high capital costs, and the availability of lower-cost energy sources. But nuclear engineer Leslie Dewan believes that a safe, environmentally friendly, next-generation nuclear reactor isnt just feasibleit's commercially viable. As cofounder and CEO of Boston-based startup Transatomic Power, Dewan and fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad Mark Massie are working on commercial-scale development of...
  • Nuclear Waste Flight at Wick (First UK to US Weapons grade Uranium air transfer)

    09/18/2016 2:02:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 16 replies
    FighterControlUK ^ | 09/18/2016 | FighterControlUK
    Nuclear Waste Flight at Wick (First UK to US Weapons grade Uranium air transfer) http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=73&p=846604 Nuclear Waste Flight at Wick - Sat 17/9 Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:49 am As reported in the "Sunday post" a military aircraft loaded up yesterday the first cargo of nuclear waste from the UK to the USA. The aircraft reported to have flown to South Carolina. Having now seen another Sunday paper the aircraft in question used was a USAF C-17
  • Op-Ed-Its Time to Ditch the ICBM, Americas Thermonuclear Dinosaur

    09/16/2016 8:44:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 15, 2016 | Geoff Wilson and Noah Williams
    The Cold War has been over for 25 years now, but the United States still maintains a massive arsenal of nuclear weapons and delivery systems — and they don’t come cheap. For example, we still spend $2 billion a year just in operations and support costs for the U.S. ICBM force. And we are about to spend a whole lot more.
  • 5.1 Earthquake in Gyeongju, followed by 5.8 shock

    09/12/2016 11:30:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    arirang.com ^ | 2016-09-12 22:07:30 KST
    Our top story is a historic natural disaster in a country that's not too prone to earthquakes. Magnitude 5.1 and 5.8 tremors jolted Korea's southeastern region. This is the strongest quake to rattle the nation's inland since the country started collecting data in 1978. Our Hwang Ho-jun is in Gyeongju the epicenter of the quake he 's live on the phone with us. Hojun what have we got so far? Daniel. We have so far felt two tremors here in Gyeongju. The initial 5.1 foreshock was detected at 7:44 p.m., to be followed by a very strong earthquake measuring 5.8...
  • The Two Clinton Nuclear Bombs

    09/12/2016 3:01:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 12, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The two nuclear bombs dropped on Japan were known as Little Boy and Fat Man. The world today has two new nuclear bombs. One is named Fat Bill. The other is named Little Hillary.The Bill Clinton bomb is the one getting the most headlines as North Korea continues testing its nuclear weapons. The Communist dictatorship is on its fifth test already and achieved an explosion almost at the level of Little Boy which was dropped on Hiroshima.
  • Iran may have received up to $33.6B in cash, gold payments from US (Not $1.7B)

    09/09/2016 11:51:38 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/9/2016 | By Adam Kredo
    <p>Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summers nuclear agreement with Iran.</p> <p>Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions.</p>
  • North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test, drawing broad condemnation

    09/09/2016 5:56:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 9, 2016 | Ju-min Park and Jack Kim
    North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that its rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain. The blast, on the 68th anniversary of North Korea's founding, was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, according to some estimates, and drew condemnation from the United States as well as China, Pyongyang's main ally.
  • Irans nuclear timetable right now!

    09/08/2016 7:59:15 PM PDT · by amorphous · 27 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 6 Sep 2016 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK Amid the disclosure this week that the Obama administration has allowed Iran to continue secret efforts to enrich uranium and stockpile the heavy water needed to produce a plutonium nuclear weapon, a leading expert on the Iranian nuclear program remains concerned that Tehran could build a deliverable atomic bomb now. I believe Iran already has a nuclear weapons capability, Clare Lopez, a former CIA career operations officer who serves as the vice president for research and analysis at the Washington-based Center for Security Policy and a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, told WND....
  • M5.3 Explosion - 15km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea

    09/08/2016 6:36:24 PM PDT · by amorphous · 38 replies
    USGS ^ | 9 Sep 2016
    Possible explosion, located near the location where North Korea has detonated nuclear explosions in the past. If this is indeed an explosion, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center cannot determine what type of explosion it may be, whether nuclear or any other possible type
  • Obama accused of 'misleading the public' over Iran deal

    09/02/2016 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/9/16 | Ben Ariel
    Opponents of the Iranian nuclear deal blasted the Obama administration on Thursday for misleading the American public, the Jewish Insider reported. The condemnations came after reports emerged that Iran was secretly allowed to evade certain restrictions in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) so that it could begin receiving sanctions relief. According to the report, released by the DC-based Institute for Science and International Security and revealed by Reuters, a P5+1 joint commission formed to oversee implementation of the accord gave Iran some exemptions so that its nuclear facilities would be in compliance with the deal by January 16,...
  • AIPAC: Obama Allowed Iran To Evade Nuclear Restrictions

    09/01/2016 5:37:20 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 1, 2016 | Israel News Agency Staff
    AIPAC: Obama Allowed Iran To Evade Nuclear RestrictionsBy Israel News Agency StaffNew York September 1, 2016 The following is a statement from AIPAC on concessions to Iran on JCPOA implementation: We are deeply troubled by todays report that Iran was secretly allowed to evade certain restrictions in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) so that it could begin receiving sanctions relief. If the report is accurate, this unwarranted leniency sets a dangerous precedent concerning adherence to the agreement. No further concessions should be granted to Iran, and complete transparency related to the deals implementation must be provided....
  • 'US agreed to secret exemptions for Iran after nuclear deal'

    09/01/2016 7:54:34 AM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Among the exemptions were two that allowed Iran to exceed the deal's limits on how much low-enriched uranium (LEU) it can keep in its nuclear facilities, the report said. WASHINGTON - The United States and its negotiating partners agreed "in secret" to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year's landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a report reviewed by Reuters. The report is to be published on Thursday by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, said the think tank's president David Albright,...
  • MIDWEEK PROPHECY UPDATE AUG 31, 2016 - NETANYAHU AND ABBAS MAY MEET IN MOSCOW (video)

    08/31/2016 9:06:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Calvary Chapel Melbourne Australia ^ | 8/31/16 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    Netanyahu and Abbas may meet in Moscow .... IDF preparing for scenario in which hundreds of terrorists from Sinai attack .... John Kerry: The media would do us all a service if they didn't cover terrorism quite as much .... Iran deploys long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site .... Iran to start construction on two more nuclear plants .... Iranian Ayatollah: The 'Hidden Imam' will arrive in a vessel like a spaceship .... 10.000th Syrian refugee reaches US this week in resettlement program .... George Soros' quiet overhaul of the US justice system .... US-Christian among first victims of Russia's...
  • A Brain-damaged US President with Finger on the Nuclear Button?

    08/28/2016 4:30:46 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    New Eastern Outlook, journal-neo.org ^ | August 24, 2016 | F. William Engdahl
    Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to surround herself with more scandals than you can shake a stick at, as we said when I was growing up in Texas. We had the Mena, Arkansas scandals when her husband, Bubba, otherwise known as William Jefferson Clinton, was Attorney General and then Governor. Ambrose Evans Pritchard, the British Telegraph investigative journalist did a masterful documentation of that in his The Secret Life of Bill Clinton, when Bill was President facing impeachment in the 1990's. Then there are the Clinton Foundation scandals documented in the 2015 Peter Schweitzer book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of...
  • DHS Prepares For Nuke Attack With Massive Order For Radiation Detectors: To Ensure Nuclear Devices

    08/28/2016 9:49:57 AM PDT · by EBH · 59 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/27/2016 | Mac Salvo
    Earlier this year we reported that Texas game wardens on the southern border have been issued radiation detectors due to concerns that a nuclear or radiological device could be smuggled into the United States through the porous Mexican border. It appears that the Department of Homeland Security is also taking the potential for a nuclear-based weapon of mass destruction seriously. According to a new report from NextGov the government has ordered some $20 million worth of wearable intelligent nuclear detection (WIND) units in an effort to boost domestic security:... ...
  • Your Next Nuke Will Be Small And Modular

    08/24/2016 10:19:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 24, 2016 | Michael Lynch
    For at least two decades, nuclear engineers have been talking about new reactor designs, but few have progressed to become important components of the industry. Naturally, as with any new technology, there are always boosters and their enthusiasm should be treated with caution, but there is definitely potential for advances that could mean a surge in nuclear power. One aspect that needs greater attention is the benefit of smaller reactors, which greatly reduce risk on the part of investors. Some new designs are more incrementally advanced, such as the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) developed by Areva and EDF in France,...
  • Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history

    08/22/2016 1:33:39 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 08/22/2016 | Ralph Vartabedian
    When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell concerns in the Carlsbad desert community and quickly reported progress on resuming operations. The early federal statements gave no hint that the blast had caused massive long-term damage to the dump, a facility crucial to the nuclear weapons cleanup program that spans the nation, or that it would jeopardize the Energy Departments credibility in dealing with the tricky problem of radioactive waste. But the explosion ranks among the costliest nuclear accidents in U.S. history, according...
  • My view: For future nuclear electric power, small is the answer

    08/19/2016 6:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Gary Sandquist
    On the horizon are U.S.-designed small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) that range from 50 megawatts to 300 megawatts electrical power output. Like renewables (wind and solar), SMRs produce no air pollution or global warming gases, but SMRs are also capable of generating base load electrical power on demand. Almost 50 companies are creating designs for SMRs using 21st-century technology and enhanced features. These designs include modularity, efficient factory construction, rapid siting and exceptional safe operation. Very important is that SMRs are less expensive and easier and faster to site and build than conventional 1,200-megawatt nuclear plants. Reliance on renewables as...
  • Nuclear Weapons Being Moved from Incirlik Air Base to Romania: Sources

    08/18/2016 3:19:38 PM PDT · by amorphous · 68 replies
    TruNews.com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Doc Burkhart
    TRUNEWS has learned through several media sources that nuclear missiles that are housed at the Incirlik Air Base in Ankara, Turkey, may be in the process of being moved from there to a base in Romania. Two independent sources told EurActiv.com that the US has started transferring nuclear weapons stationed in Turkey to Romania, against the background of worsening relations between Washington and Ankara.According to one of the sources, the transfer has been very challenging in technical and political terms. Its not easy to move 20+ nukes, said the source, on conditions of anonymity. According to a recent report by...
  • Biden: We wrote Japans Constitution

    08/17/2016 1:16:55 PM PDT · by chajin · 86 replies
    Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | August 16, 2016 | Jiji Press
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumps proposal to allow Japan to obtain nuclear weapons, stressing that Japans pacifist Constitution was written by the United States. Does he not understand we wrote Japans constitution to say they could not be a nuclear power? Biden said in a speech he delivered in Scranton, Pa., for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Where was he when in school? Biden asked. Someone who lacks this judgment cannot be trusted, he said. Hes not qualified to know the [nuclear] codes, the U.S. vice president said. Trump has suggested that...
  • Russia Building New Underground Nuclear Command Posts

    08/15/2016 1:55:16 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/15/16 | Bill Gertz
    U.S. intelligence detects dozens of hardened bunkers for leaders Russia is building large numbers of underground nuclear command bunkers in the latest sign Moscow is moving ahead with a major strategic forces modernization program. U.S. intelligence officials said construction has been underway for several years on dozens of underground bunkers in Moscow and around the country. Disclosure of the underground command bunkers comes as Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, warned recently that Russia has adopted a nuclear use doctrine he called alarming. It is clear that Russia is modernizing its strategic forces, Scaparrotti told a conference...
  • Obama Admin Gives Green Light for Iran to Build Two New Nuclear Plants

    08/12/2016 6:15:04 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 12, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Iran is permitted to pursue the construction of two newly announced nuclear plants under the parameters of last summers nuclear agreement, Obama administration officials informed the Washington Free Beacon, setting the stage for Tehran to move forward with construction following orders from President Hassan Rouhani. Ali Salehi, Irans top nuclear official, announced on Thursday that Iran has invested $10 billion into the construction of two new nuclear plants after receiving orders from Rouhani, according to reports in Irans state-controlled media. A State Department official said to the Free Beacon following the announcement that Iran is allowed to move forward with...
  • Clinton's private server held emails about Iranian nuclear 'spy' who was executed today

    08/07/2016 9:57:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Dailymail ^ | Aug 7, 2016 | Wills Robinson
    Hillary Clinton used her private email server to discuss details of the Iranian nuclear scientist who has executed for giving information to the CIA. Shahram Amiri, who was hanged on Sunday for 'revealing secrets to the enemy', was in the US and allegedly informing on Tehran's extensive nuclear program during the Democrat's controversial reign as Secretary of State. At the time she stressed researcher had been there of his 'own free will' and was described as 'our friend' in correspondences.
  • Obama will bypass Congress, seek U.N. resolution on nuclear testing

    08/04/2016 1:02:21 PM PDT · by amorphous · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4 August 2016 | Josh Rogin
    President Obama has decided to seek a new United Nations Security Council resolution that would call for an end to nuclear testing, a move that leading lawmakers are calling an end run around Congress. Top administration officials, including Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, briefed lawmakers and congressional staffers this week about President Obamas decision to push for the U.N. action this September, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which was adopted in September 1996 but was never ratified by the Senate. National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price told me that the administration still would like...
  • Trump asks why US can't use nukes: MSNBC

    08/03/2016 7:57:25 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 152 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 AUG 16 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Donald Trump asked a foreign policy expert advising him why the U.S. can't use nuclear weapons, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said on the air Wednesday, citing an unnamed source who claimed he had spoken with the GOP presidential nominee. "Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can't we use them," Scarborough said on his "Morning Joe" program. Scarborough made the Trump comments 52 seconds into an interview with former...
  • Why Clinton's Losing the Nuclear Biscuit Was Really, Really Bad

    07/30/2016 4:14:30 AM PDT · by euram · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 22, 2010 | Marc Ambinder
    Former President Clinton's office declined to comment today on reports that he managed to lose the personal identification code needed to confirm nuclear launches and never told anyone about it. Gen. Hugh Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the last few years of Clinton's term, writes about the episode in his new autobiography. Shelton is especially sensitive to the proper authentication procedures, having served as deputy commander of the National Military Command Center (NMCC), through which all nuclear launch progression action chains are processed. The National Command Authority (NCA), as the process and the person of the...
  • Turkey Restores Power to Incirlik Air Base, Used By U.S. Against ISIS

    07/22/2016 9:53:47 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 20 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 07/22/2016 | Breaking 911
    <p>The power was restored Friday at a key Turkish base used by U.S. strike aircraft, defense officials said, nearly a week after an attempted overthrow of the Turkish government by a faction of its military spun the country into chaos.</p>
  • Is Incirlik Air Base being held hostage by Turkey? (Trunews - Rick Wiles)

    07/20/2016 6:23:16 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 48 replies
    TruNews ^ | 07/20/2016 | Edward Szall
    http://www.trunews.com/article/Is-Incirlik-Air-Base-being-held-hostage-by-Turkey Is Incirlik Air Base being held hostage by Turkey? July 20, 2016 Is Incirlik Air Base being held hostage by Turkey? Vero Beach, FL - (TRUNEWS) For a fifth consecutive day, Turkey has intentionally withheld power and vital supplies from the U.S.-NATO joint installation Incirlik Air Base. According to our sources, verified by TRUNEWS as parents and spouses of U.S. airmen currently stationed at Incirlik Air Base, no supplies have been flown or driven into the installation since Saturday, food and water are being strictly rationed, and only one week of fuel reserves remain to power their electric generators....
  • The Hostage Air Base and Its Hydrogen Bombs

    07/20/2016 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 144 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2016 | Stephen D. Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    The United States runs its air operations against ISIS in Iraq from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. The base, used by other NATO forces as well, is not American. It is Turkish, and the U.S. needs government permission to fly from there. Since the 15 July coup attempt in Ankara, U.S. forces at Incirlik are essentially hostages to the Turkish government. The Turkish base commander and his aides have been arrested; U.S. personnel are confined to base; outside power has been cut off; and while the U.S. has been permitted to resume operations over Iraq and Syria, it is working...
  • Confidential text eases Iran nuke constraints

    07/18/2016 1:01:51 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 07/18/16
    Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran's ability to build a bomb even before the end the pact, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The document is the only text linked to last year's deal between Iran and six foreign powers that hasn't been made public, although U.S. officials say members of Congress have been able to see it. It was given to the AP by a diplomat whose work has focused on Iran's nuclear program for more...
  • Every new British prime minister pens a handwritten letter of last resort (nukes)

    07/14/2016 5:18:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2016 | Adam Taylor July 13 at 10:27 AM
    After a tumultuous few weeks in British politics, Theresa May officially became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday. The day was full of tradition and pomp. Her predecessor, David Cameron, traveled to Buckingham Palace to formally tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II and announce May as his successor. The queen then met May at the palace, asked her if she can form a government and then formally asked her to do so. May became the 13th prime minister to air-kiss the hand of the queen, who is 90 years old. But aside from all the pageantry, there's some serious weight...
  • Obama plans major nuclear policy changes in his final months

    07/11/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by plain talk · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | josh rogin
    .... Several U.S. officials briefed on the options told me they include declaring a no first use policy for the United States nuclear arsenal, which would be a landmark change in the countrys nuclear posture. Another option under consideration is seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution affirming a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons. This would be a way to enshrine the United States pledge not to test without having to seek unlikely Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The administration is also considering offering Russia a five-year extension of the New START treatys limits on deployed...
  • WHERE THE REAL STENCH IS WITH HILLARY

    07/05/2016 7:05:16 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 34 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | July 5, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    EmailGate is very, very bad. The mere presence of SAP material on her "private" email server is a federal offense -- and should be. Sometimes described as "above top secret" these programs are no-BS "need to know" and you must be read into each one individually, then you must access whatever material is involved in a secured facility from which that material may not leave. There is no such thing as "having access to them" on a general basis, no matter who you are. These programs typically deal with human intelligence of some form -- an agent on the ground...
  • The continuing reign of terror in Iran

    07/04/2016 3:34:37 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 9 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    Three years into the tenure of Hassan Rouhani who himself and many in the West promised to be a moderate and reformist poised to bring about change in Iran, we have only witnessed an unprecedented spike in human rights violations, including horrendous public floggings and especially executions. Overt 2,400 executions in the past three years is the report card Iran and Rouhani carry, with Amnesty International and many other international human rights organizations registering Iran sent nearly 1,000 people to the gallows in 2015 alone. Various religious minorities, including Arabs, Bahais, Christians, Jews and others have also been targeted...
  • What They Said Then, What We Know Now about the Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/03/2016 5:21:48 PM PDT · by violin5426 · 12 replies
    Foreign Policy Initiative ^ | June 30, 2016 | Tzvi Kahn
    Nearly one year ago, the United States and its international partners reached a landmark agreement with Iran that would curtail Tehrans nuclear program in exchange for robust sanctions relief. In multiple speeches, interviews, and congressional hearings that followed, U.S. officials defended the accord, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by hailing its intrusive inspections regime, pledging to continue sanctioning Iran for non-nuclear misbehavior, and asserting that the deal may spur the regime to moderate its policies. This FPI Analysis evaluates these claims by compiling the administrations own statements in defense of the agreement, and comparing them...
  • The U.S. should have sided with the Shah

    07/03/2016 1:07:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 70 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/3/2016 | Slater Bakhtavar
    In 1979, after a long campaign of political pressure applied by the Carter administration in the United States, the Shah of Iran fell to the Islamic Revolution, ending a tradition of monarchic rule that had persisted in Iran for thousands of years since the rule of Cyrus the Great. The stage was set for the rise of the Ayatollah, and the establishment of a theocracy in Iran that, today, most Iranians do not even want. But what if none of that had ever happened? While a momentous departure from actual history, it is not nearly so far-fetched as it sounds....
  • Uranium Seawater Extraction Makes Nuclear Power Completely Renewable

    07/01/2016 4:39:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 1, 2016 | James Conca
    America, Japan and China are racing to be the first nation to make nuclear energy completely renewable. The hurdle is making it economic to extract uranium from seawater, because the amount of uranium in seawater is truly inexhaustible. And it seems America is in the lead. New technological breakthroughs from DOEs Pacific Northwest (PNNL) and Oak Ridge (ORNL) national laboratories have made removing uranium from seawater within economic reach and the only question is when will the source of uranium for our nuclear power plants change from mined ore to seawater extraction? Nuclear fuel made with uranium extracted from...
  • Diablo Canyon Closure Has a Crony Problem

    06/28/2016 11:53:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/16 | Katy Grimes & Tom Tanton
    Cronyism in Energy Production Diablo Canyon produces twice as much power as all of Californias solar panels, 24 percent more than all of its wind, and 40 times more than its largest solar farm. Also, Diablo Canyon provides power to 3 million Californians on a patch of land the size of three football fields. Achieving the equivalent from a solar farm would require 145 times more land; from wind, 500 times more.Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute co-founder, and Peter Raven, former Missouri Botanical Gardens head The announcement last week from PG&E that it was closing Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, rudely...
  • Donald Trump alleges Hillary Clinton received money from Indian politicians for nuclear deal support

    06/27/2016 9:57:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 25, 2016 | The Press Trust of India
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has alleged that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton received funds from Indian political leaders and institutions in return for supporting the India-US civil nuclear deal. The Trump campaign has published these allegations in a 35-page booklet, but none of them are new and they have been in the public domain for several years now. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has refuted these allegations several times in the past. In a statement, the Trump's campaign said the information provided in the booklet is an in-depth summary of the top 50 facts about Clinton's record that...
  • Get Ready to March For Nuclear Energy? (San Francisco)

    06/21/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue, Jun 21, 2016 | Max DeNike
    March for Environmental Hope A real thing, Jimmy. If truth is stranger than fiction, it should come as no surprise that Friday marks the start of the first-ever pro-nuclear power march probably in world history and it all starts in San Francisco. The March for Environmental Hope, a four-day trek from the City by the Bay to Sacramento, is being pitched as a family-friendly event and in this case that means more than funnel cakes and bounce houses. Organizers are hoping to tug on the collective heart strings of America by making this about the children, as...
  • Pro-Nuclear March In San Francisco To Protest Closing Of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

    06/21/2016 2:26:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 21, 2016 | James Conca
    Now that many environmentalists and climate scientists have realized that nuclear energy is essential for addressing global warming, a coalition of environmental groups is sponsoring a multi-day March for Environmental Hope in California in support of nuclear power
  • G4S (Orlando Terrorist Employer) contracts to 'protect' our Nuclear Power Plants

    06/15/2016 9:31:09 PM PDT · by ChiefJayStrongbow · 8 replies
    Searched in Google for G4S "nuclear power plant" and came back with a list of open slots. What's next? Below is an excerpt from one of the open positions (security officer at a nuclear power plant)... I wonder what they've already filled. The worlds leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Custom Protection Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers job security, excellent pay and benefits,...
  • Nuclear power far from dead as U.S. sees startup of first reactor in 20 years

    06/15/2016 10:36:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | June 14, 2016 4:32 p.m. ET | Myra P. Saefong
    Launch unlikely to boost uranium prices in near term************************************************ The U.S. saw a nuclear reactor come online this month for the first time in 20 years, and more are set to followproving that nuclear power is alive and well in a post-Fukushima disaster world.
  • Trumps Gun And Nuclear Arms Race: Both Issues Clinton Could Use To Peel Away Moderate Republicans

    06/14/2016 2:32:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 14, 2016 | Dave R. Jacobson
    Rather than enacting tougher laws to make it more difficult for terrorists, like Mateen, to purchase guns through additional background checks, Trump has made it clear he would like less oversight, not more, on gun purchases. He says the current background checks on the books are sufficient and also supports the use and sale of military grade weaponry, the type of weapons that are necessary to carry out such a large-scale mass shooting. Trump sees nuclear weapons the same way he sees guns. For both, he believes more is better.
  • Ex-State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki: It wasn't me

    06/02/2016 5:30:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/1/16 5:21 PM | Susan Crabtree
    White House Communications Director Jen Psaki said Wednesday that she had nothing to do with the decision to selectively edit a State Department press briefing video to clip out a discussion about the Iran nuclear agreement. Psaki was a spokeswoman for the State Department in 2013, when a video was quietly edited to remove a portion of a press briefing dealing with the Iran deal. On Wednesday afternoon, current spokesman John Kirby said its been determined that an official from States Bureau Public Affairs directed the video to be edited. But he said it isnt clear who did it, or...
  • CBS poll: Plurality of Americans now disapprove of decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan

    05/27/2016 7:28:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 126 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 27, 2016 | Allahpundit
    An addendum to Larrys item this morning, which correctly diagnosed Obamas appearance in Hiroshima as a bit more apologetic than the White House wants observers to believe. If you come to the site of an act that ended four years of horrendous war and insist that a moral revolution is needed to ensure that such acts arent repeated, youre obviously making a statement about the morality of that original act. If you want to protest guns, you dont do it at a place where someone once used one to defend himself successfully from a threat. You do it at a...
  • Obama Urges Moral Awakening, Says 'Ordinary People...Do Not Want More War'

    05/27/2016 11:44:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 27, 2016 | 6:12 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    After laying a wreath in memory of Hiroshimas war dead on Friday, President Obama called for an end to war; the elimination of nuclear weapons; a recognition that every life is precious; and a moral awakening among all nations and peoples. We must reimagine our connection to one another as members of one human race, he said. Obama said the souls of 100,000 Japanese men, women and children killed in Hiroshima speak to us. [] We can think of those things and know that those same precious moments happened here 71 years ago. Those who died they are like...