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  • 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...
  • Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant sues over new state tax

    09/12/2012 10:42:00 AM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the state over taxes on the plant that the Legislature passed this year. Vermont Yankee had already won a round in federal court over the state's efforts to close the reactor in Vernon, 120 miles south of Montpelier. That case is now on appeal at the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. The new lawsuit, by New Orleans-based plant owner Entergy Corp., targets taxes that increase the reactor's annual state tax levy from about $5 million to about $12.8 million, according to a statement released by...
  • This Is What A US Strike On Iran's Nuclear Facilities Could Look Like

    09/09/2012 6:28:50 AM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-9-2012 | Robert Johnson
    This Is What A US Strike On Iran's Nuclear Facilities Could Look Like Robert JohnsonSep. 7, 2012, 10:50 AM Washington D.C. foreign policy think tank the Center For Strategic & International Studies took a long hard look at what it really means to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, what it would take, and what it could lead to in a report released yesterday. The speculation that Israel can go it alone against Tehran remains, but the specifics of what's required by a US attack to put the nuclear program in the dust is outlined in detail. At least 16 F-18s, and...
  • Obama Admin Tells Iran: We Won’t Join An Israeli Attack On Your Nuke Sites…

    09/03/2012 1:03:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 3, 2012
    Disgusting.Via INN: Senior officials in the Obama Administration sent a message to Tehran in the past few days, according to which the U.S. does not intend to join Israel’s side if it decides to attack the Iranian nuclear installations on its own, reports Israel’s second-largest paper, Yediot Aharonot.According to the report, the U.S. sent the message to Iran in order to avoid an Iranian response military response that would target U.S. installations in the Gulf region.The message was reportedly conveyed to Iran through two European countries that serve as a conduit of communication between Iran and the U.S. in times...
  • Why Israel Doesn't Trust Obama

    09/02/2012 2:59:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Barack Obama is fond of insisting that he "has Israel's back." Maybe he should mention that to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. In remarks to journalists in London quoted by the Guardian, General Martin Dempsey warned that any Israeli attack on Iran would "clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran's nuclear programs." He also said economic sanctions on Iran were having an effect and needed more time to work, but that the good they were doing "could be undone if [Iran] was attacked prematurely." And to underscore the firmness of his opposition to an Israeli strike, the Chairman added...
  • Israel About To Go Nuclear, Iran to Re-enter Stone Age

    09/01/2012 5:45:27 PM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 31 replies
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | 9/1/2012 | Leibowitz
    Dateline: Tel Aviv, sometime in the next six weeks From this moment the State of Israel declares a state of war exists between the State of Israel and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Because Israel views the threats by the government of the IRI in conjunction with its efforts to develop nuclear weapons and means of delivery as existential threats, Israel will take all actions necessary, specifically including unilateral and preemptive military action, to protect its citizens from the threats posed by representatives of the government of the IRI and to assure Israel's continued survival. To minimize...
  • Russia says Iran's nuclear power plant is fully operational

    08/31/2012 1:00:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/31/12 | Staff
    Moscow - Iran's first atomic power plant, a symbol of what the Islamic Republic says is its peaceful nuclear ambition, is now operating at full capacity, Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on Friday. The Russian-built 1,000-megawatt reactor near the Gulf city of Bushehr, was plugged into Iran's national grid last September, ending years of delays and suspicions that Moscow was using the project as a diplomatic lever. Oil-rich Iran says electricity generation is the main motivation for nuclear work that its adversaries say is really aimed at getting atomic weapons capability.
  • (Israeli PM) Olmert struck Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 immediately after Bush refused to do so

    08/27/2012 7:09:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 26 Aug 12 | Yoel Goldman
    ‘If you’re not going to act against the reactor, then we are,’ PM told president, says advisor Elliot Abrams. Then, as now on Iran, the US favored Ehud Olmert ordered the 2007 strike on a Syrian nuclear reactor immediately after former US president George W. Bush informed him that the Americans would not attack the facility, according to a Channel 10 report aired on Sunday evening. Bush’s deputy national security adviser Elliot Abrams was present when the president called Olmert on September 6, 2007 and made clear that the US would not take action, and that then-secretary of state Condoleezza...
  • "What If" hypothetical question for those who are familiar with world politics.

    08/24/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT · by America_Right · 31 replies
    My Brain | August 24th, 2012 | America_Right
    Heya Freepers, I have a problem. I started writing a book, and I am getting in over my head, here. I am at a point in the notes for the book where the Middle East is broke because oil is pretty much worthless.Will the Mid East population roll over Europe? Will they get control of European nukes? Will they immediately use those nukes on Israel and the US? What would our reaction be? Would we defend ourselves or try to appease them with more Muslim outreach programs a la NASA? Would Russia and China help us?Believe it or not, this...
  • North Korea could have fuel for 48 nuclear weapons by 2015

    08/22/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 August 2012 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea will have been able to build as many as 48 nuclear weapons by 2015 unless the international community is able to make sanctions already imposed on the regime work. The stark warning about Pyongyang's nuclear stockpile was issued by The Institute for Science and International Security, which projected three scenarios for North Korea's atomic weapons programme. In the best-case scenario for the next four years outlined by the researchers, North Korea will have been able to use the centrifuges at its Yongbyon nuclear plant to produce sufficient low enriched uranium for a maximum of 25 nuclear weapons. That...
  • Haunting 1950 images imagine the effects of an atomic bomb attack on the Big Apple

    08/21/2012 8:00:36 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 August 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It wasn't a movie poster for a monster or disaster film. It was an illustration of America's worst nightmare - that an atomic bomb would strike a major U.S. metropolis. The harrowing image of the New York City skyline marred by a giant mushroom cloud splashed the cover of Collier's magazine on August 5, 1950 - at a time of heightened American anxiety. The Collier's issue was spotlighted recently on Smithsonianmag.com, which ran the same pictures that appeared in the same 1950 issue of the magazine. While recent films like The Avengers, Independence Day and Cloverfield touched on a fictional...
  • Navy to repair nuclear-powered sub badly damaged by fire in dry dock in Maine

    08/19/2012 11:14:52 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Washington Post/Associated Press ^ | 19 August 2012 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Navy intends to repair a nuclear-powered attack submarine that was severely damaged by a fire while in dry dock and then return it to the fleet, Navy officials Friday. While engineering assessments are ongoing, the Navy has decided to repair the USS Miami and is committed to doing so, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Courtney Hillson told The Associated Press. “Our goal is to return the Miami to the fleet because this makes sense operationally and fiscally,” Hillson said. There had been lingering questions over whether it would make financial sense to repair the 22-year-old submarine, which...
  • Pentagon Denies Reports of Russian Sub near U.S.

    08/17/2012 4:51:36 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 45 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 16 August 2012 | Staff
    Pentagon denied on Thursday media reports that a Russian nuclear powered submarine cruised unnoticed for several weeks in the Gulf of Mexico near the shores of the United States. “I don't know what that information was based on, but it was not correct,” Wendy Snyder, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, said. The Washington Free Beacon reported earlier that Russia’s Akula class nuclear powered submarine (Project 971) freely traveled in June and July in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico undetected by the U.S. Navy.
  • [Ended 4 Hours Ago] Gunmen have attacked and entered a Pakistani Air Force Base thought to house nuc

    08/15/2012 9:23:04 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Six hours old twitter post from Reuters reposted by Business Insider ^ | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | reposted by Adam Taylor
    Gunmen have attacked and entered a Pakistan air force base, according to Reuters. The target is the Minhas Air Base in the town of Kamra, located around 40 miles outside Islamabad. The attacked is believed to be conducted by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) — reports in the Pakistan press have suggested they were planning attacks in retaliation for upcoming military action. A three hour gun battle is reportedly raging between security guards and attackers.
  • Iran can build an N-bomb by Oct. 1. Cairo coup hampers Israeli action

    08/13/2012 2:28:03 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 19 replies
    DebkaFile ^ | August 13, 2012 | Staff
    At its present rate of enrichment, Iran will have 250 kilograms of 20-percent grade uranium, exactly enough to build its first nuclear bomb, in roughly six weeks, and two-to- four bombs by early 2013, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. Hence the leak by an unnamed Israeli security source Sunday, Aug. 12, disclosing Iran’s progress in developing the detonator and fuses for a nuclear warhead which can be fitted onto Shehab-3 ballistic missiles capable of reaching Israel. Since 20 percent refined uranium is a short jump to weapons grade fuel, Iran will have the capability and materials for building an...