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  • Defecting Iranian Cameraman Brings CIA Priceless Film of Nuclear Sites

    10/05/2012 11:17:38 AM PDT · by RobertClark · 31 replies
    DebkaFile ^ | 10/05/12 | DebkaFile
    Debkafile reveals one of the CIA's most dramatic scoops in many years, and epic disaster for Iran. Our most exclusive Iranian and intelligence sources disclose that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's personal cameraman, Hassan Golkhanban, who defected from his UN entourage in New York on Oct. 1, brought with him an intelligence treasure trove of up-to-date photographs and videos of top Iranian leaders visiting their most sensitive and secret nuclear and missile sites. The cameraman, who is in his 40s, is staying at an undisclosed address, presumably a CIA safe house under close guard. He stayed behind when Ahmadinejad, after his UN...
  • Major Powers Demand Urgent Action from Iran

    09/28/2012 3:21:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/12 | Elad Benari
    Iran must take urgent action to allay mounting international concerns over its nuclear drive, EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said Thursday after talks among the major powers. "We discussed at length the need for Iran to take action urgently as we considered the Iranian nuclear issue," AFP quoted Ashton as having told reporters after the talks with the foreign ministers of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and United States. The European Union's foreign policy chief, who engages with Iran on behalf of the international powers, said she updated the foreign ministers on her talks with Iran's chief negotiator Saeed...
  • Netanyahu promises tough response to Ahmadinejad

    09/26/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/26/12
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday promised a tough response at the United Nations to the latest verbal attacks on Israeli by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and said he was determined to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons. Before boarding a flight to New York to address the annual U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu issued an open letter to Israelis marking the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the most sacred holiday in the Jewish calendar. "On the question of Iran, we are all united in the goal of preventing Iran from achieving nuclear weaponry. On the day on which...
  • Radioactive Japan: Strange Case of 1,660 Bq/kg of Cesium from Ornamental Apple in Abiko City, Chiba

    09/25/2012 9:00:20 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Ex-SKF blogger
    When I saw the tweet, I thought it was another prank. The tweet had a link to a PDF file about the high levels of radioactive cesium in one tree in the yard of a resident in Abiko City located on the west corridor of Chiba with relatively high radiation contamination. The web address of the link indicated it was from the city government, but there was no mention of the city in the document. So I went to the homepage of Abiko City, and see if I could find the same document from the links at the homepage. Well...
  • Coming very soon: Spring of Persia

    09/25/2012 12:47:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Ashok K. Mehta
    Israeli intelligence believes that March 2013 will be the decisive moment when Israel has to act jointly with the US against Iran, as a de-coupled attack is unlikely to derail Tehran's nuclear programme The mood at the World Summit on Counter-terrorism at Herzliya, Tel Aviv, this month was sombre. Mixed feelings about the Arab Spring —which many called an ‘uprising’ — and what to do about Iran were dominant. While placards on the streets in Tel Aviv read: “Don’t Bomb. Talk”, discussions on ‘deciding on the bomb or bombing’ and ‘preparing for The Day After were plentiful’. The regional scene...
  • OBAMA & Medvedev CAUGHT ON MIC 'After My Election I Have More Flexibility'

    09/24/2012 3:29:39 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 27, 2012 | by 829speedy
    Obama "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility" Medvedev "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir"
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Iran Threatens Attack On US Bases in Event of War With Israel

    09/23/2012 9:36:15 AM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 23, 2012 | Staff
    TEHRAN, Iran — A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has warned that Iran will target US bases in the region should a war with Israel break out. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh says no Israeli attack can happen without US involvement, making all US military bases a legitimate target.
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guard Says Expects Israel To Launch War

    09/22/2012 6:35:02 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-22-2012 | Reuters
    Iran's Revolutionary Guard Says Expects Israel To Launch War Reuters September 22,2012 DUBAI (Reuters) - Israel will eventually go beyond threats and will attack Iran, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Saturday. As speculation mounts that Israel could launch air strikes on Iran before U.S. elections in November, Mohammad Ali Jafari told a news conference that the Jewish state would be destroyed if it took such a step. "Their threats only prove that their enmity with Islam and the revolution is serious, and eventually this enmity will lead to physical conflict," Jafari said when asked...
  • Obama in Florida: No Nuclear Weapons for Iran

    09/21/2012 12:00:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/9/12 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama reiterated on Thursday night that his policy is not to allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons. “We’re still threatened by an Iran that is pursuing nuclear weapons and I’ve been absolutely clear that our policy is not to allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon,” Obama said during a campaign event in Tampa, Florida. .....
  • Iran: We Lie to International Inspectors on Our Nuke Program (the gig is up)

    09/20/2012 9:06:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/20/12 | David Lev
    Western countries have long suspected Iran of misleading international inspectors over the extent of its nuclear program – and now a top Iranian official has admitted as much. In an interview with the London-based Arabic Al-Hayat daily, Fereydoun Abbasi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Agency, said that Tehran had on occasion “misled” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors on a number of issues. “At times we submitted false information (to inspectors) in order to defend the nuclear facilities and our achievements, “Abbasi told the paper.” “We had no choice but to mislead the IAEA and other spies.” Abbasi also described...
  • Experts: Only the US can destroy Iran's nuclear program

    09/19/2012 2:50:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | September 19, 2012 | Staff
    DC-based security think tank says Israel lacks the capability to "do more than delay IranÂ’s efforts for a year or two," says military option should only be used "if all peaceful options have been exhausted." US Air Force F-15E releases a GBU-28 Bunker Buster Photo: REUTERS/Handout The United States is the only country that can carry out a successful, preventative military strike against Iran's nuclear program, according to a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a well-regarded Washington-based think tank. According to the study published in September, only the United States has the capacity to both...
  • US declassifies Cold War nuclear plan

    09/17/2012 8:44:07 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 52 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | IANS
    Washington: The US National Security Archive has fully declassified the most controversial nuclear policy document of the Cold War, the Presidential Directive 59 (PD-59) http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Presidential-Directive-59 , which focused on a possible nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The full text of the document, available on the US National Security Archive page at George Washington University's website, provides insights about the thinking of key US officials about the state of nuclear planning and the possible progression of events should war break out. In a surprising reverse from previous policies, PD-59 called for pre-planned nuclear strike options and capabilities for rapid development...
  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable Babur missile with 700 km range

    09/17/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Monday, September 17, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Babur cruise missile with a range of 700 km that could hit targets deep inside India, with the military saying the launch had consolidated and strengthened the country's deterrence capability. The "fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System" of the National Command Authority, which controls Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, was deployed during the test which was conducted at an unspecified location, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations. "The test consolidates and strengthens Pakistan's deterrence capability and national security," it said. The missile was launched from a multi-tube missile launch vehicle...
  • A Russian Made Disaster in Kyrgyzstan

    06/15/2010 7:23:39 AM PDT · by walford · 18 replies · 542+ views
    Before It's News ^ | June 13, 2010 | Sultan Knish
    The violence unleashed in Kyrgyzstan is being spun as ethnic rioting. The reality is a good deal more complex, and the blame can be laid directly at Russia's door. Russia's coup against the Bakiyev government which took power in the Tulip Revolution leveraged Uzbek separatists in the Osh Province to suppress Kyrgiz nationalist supporters of Bakiyev. Russia had been trying for a while to force out Manas Air Base, a US air force base that serves as a vital link to US forces in Afghanistan. Russia tolerated Bakiyev, so long as he was against the US base. But once Bakiyev...
  • Netanyahu Blasts Those Who Think Military Strike Worse Than Nuclear Iran: ‘New Standard for

    09/16/2012 10:12:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/15/12 | Erica Ritz
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Iran’s nuclear ambitions during an interview with NBC’s David Gregory recently, and had some harsh words for those who don’t recognize the threat a nuclear Iran poses. When Gregory asked Netanyahu why a policy of containment won’t work on Iran the way it did on the Soviet Union, the prime minister explained: “I think Iran is very different. They put their zealotry above their survival. They have suicide bombers all over the place– I wouldn’t rely on their rationality. Since the advent of nuclear weapons, you had countries that had access [that] always made...
  • PM to 'Post': Clear lines must be set to Iran nuclear march

    09/15/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/16/12 | Herb Keinon
    Congressman Mike Rogers [R-Michigan] gave an interview recently and said he walked out of a meeting a few weeks ago between you and US Ambassador Dan Shapiro with a sense that you were at wit’s end over American policy toward Iran. Are you? No, I am not at wit’s end. I believe we have to stop Iran, I believe we can stop Iran, and I think certain things are needed to do that. One of them is setting clear, designated limits to Iran’s nuclear weapons programs activities. I think that has not yet been done, but I am an old...
  • Netenyahu: We Can't Rely On Obama Admin To Take Part In Strike Against Iran

    09/15/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 24 replies
    Weaselzippers.us ^ | September 14, 2012 | AP
    <p>JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insinuated in an interview published Friday that Israel cannot entirely rely on the U.S. to act against Iran’s suspect nuclear program, a sign that the Israeli leader is not backing down from the sharp rhetoric that strained relations this week with the Obama administration.</p>
  • US Official: Nuclear Bomb Is Our Red Line

    09/14/2012 5:19:26 PM PDT · by edpc · 49 replies
    YNet ^ | 14 Sept 2012 | YNet
    US President Barack Obama rejected an appeal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to define a specific “red line” that Iran could not cross in its nuclear program, The New York Times reported Friday, citing an unnamed senior administration official. According to the report, in an hour-long conversation on Tuesday Obama deflected Netanyahu’s proposal to make the size of Iran’s stockpile of close-to-bomb-grade uranium the threshold, that, if passed, would trigger a US military strike on the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities. While Obama reiterated the assurance that the US won't allow Iran to manufacture a atomic bomb, he was unwilling to...
  • Canada turns page, wants to sell nuclear reactors to India

    09/13/2012 12:25:27 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 13 September 2012 | indrani Bagchi
    Canada wants to sell nuclear reactors to India. Putting behind a troubled nuclear history with India, Canadian foreign minister John Baird said, "We have turned the page with India. India is a very different country today." With Canada emerging as an energy superpower, buoyed by a thriving economy, the minister said, "We value and welcome Indian investment in natural resources and energy." Baird is in New Delhi to meet foreign minister S M Krishna and prepare for a November summit visit by Canadian PM Stephen Harper. A nuclear deal between Canada and India signed in 2010 is yet to be...