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  • Scott Walker Is Right on Iran

    07/21/2015 11:47:42 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    National Interest ^ | July 21, 2015 | Michael DoranMatthew Kroenig
    We have seen this before. In 1980, the American people elected a president with a reputation for resolve and on day one of Ronald Reagan's presidency, literally as he took the oath of office, the Iranians released the hostages that they had been holding prisoner for 444 days. The time to show leadership on Iran is now, not after one gets settled into the position. A ruckus has erupted between Republican presidential candidates over Iran. In a speech announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on July 13, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declared that he would “terminate the bad...
  • Obama Punk'd Again by Iran: Does He WANT Them to Get The Bomb?

    07/08/2015 5:07:57 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 36 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/7/15 | Steve Berman
    Any 3-year-old knows the difference between a parent shouting “one, two…….” and never getting to “three” versus grandpa who doesn’t put up with bad behavior, but it seems the Obama administration got bested by a toddler. Iran nuclear talks will continue “for the next couple of days,” a senior European diplomat said, effectively extending a Tuesday deadline set just a week ago. “We are still working very hard to finalize this agreement,” European Union foreign policy chief, Frederica Mogherini, told reporters outside the Vienna hotel where negotiators have held near round-the-clock sessions. “We continue to work on the text.” Mogherini said...
  • Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: report

    05/17/2015 5:52:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 112 replies
    New York Post ^ | may 17/2015 | bill sanderson
    Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.
  • While Senate Faces Trade Vote, House Looks to Iran and Surveillance (Boehner may limit amendments)

    05/12/2015 6:26:49 AM PDT · by Dave346
    New York Times ^ | 7:08 am ET | Carl Hulse
    Republican leaders are considering bringing the Iran nuclear measure — overwhelmingly approved by the Senate last week — and a proposed overhaul of the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance program to the floor this week under special rules that would limit lawmakers’ ability to offer changes to the bills. The strategy is intended to hold off amendments — so-called poison pills — that could cause backing for the measures to fall apart. Though the bills would each need a supermajority to pass, both measures enjoy strong bipartisan support and would most likely be approved, sparing amendment headaches for the leadership....
  • Why Do They Feel Invincible?

    04/04/2015 5:21:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/15 | Jim Yardley
    Will these Obama supporters ever consider who to blame for allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons, or will they simply assume that without their adored leader that it could have been worse? Many of President Barack Obama’s political supporters seem to think that they are invincible. No, not just invincible politically, but their own personal safety is perceived, based on their continued support of Mr. Obama, they view themselves as immune to any and all attacks no matter what possible source. The majority of Obama’s core supporters are black (from all economic strata) or white (from more wealthy citizens) or...
  • Crew 151 Mark Iranian-Persian New Year at MDRS

    03/21/2015 10:56:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Mars Society ^ | March 21, 2015 | M Stoltz
    Mohammad Iranmanesh, a member of Crew 151 currently participating in a two-week field rotation at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah, unfurled the flag of Iran, alongside the American flag, to help mark a "Happy Nowruz" (Iranian-Persian New Year). Stressing the importance of international cooperation on space exploration, MDRS crew member Iranmanesh said "Mars has no borders, right?" The crew also made a bit of Internet history over the weekend when they tweeted the picture of the Iranian flag at MDRS to wish Anousheh Ansari, the first female space tourist to fly to the International Space...
  • Obama steps up Iran charm offensive

    03/20/2015 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | m | David McCabe
    The Obama administration is turning on the charm, as it aims to secure the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran before a negotiating deadline later this month. In the last week, both President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have taken time to recognize Nowruz, the Persian New Year, as has Secretary of State John Kerry, who on Friday morning sent condolences to the Iranian president over his mother's death. Obama used his annual Nowruz message, which was released Thursday evening, to implore the Iranian people to “speak up for the future we seek.” “A nuclear deal now can...
  • Pat Buchanan Asks: Does Iran Really Want a Bomb?

    03/10/2015 11:16:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/10/2015 | Pat Buchanan
    America, we have a problem. In the blood-soaked chaotic Middle East, with few exceptions like the Kurds, our friends either can't or won't fight. The Free Syrian Army folded. The U.S.-armed Hazm force in Syria has just collapsed after being routed by the al-Nusra Front. The Iraqi army we trained and equipped fled Mosul and ran all the way to Baghdad. The Turks could annihilate ISIS in Syria, but they won't fight. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arabs have sent zero troops to fight ISIS. A handful of air strikes is it. Now consider what our old enemies have done...
  • Obama Evolves on Goal of Nuclear Free World: Crossing the Rubicon

    03/04/2015 8:09:27 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-4-2015 | MOTUS
    How ironic.The only evidence to survive the great Obama pre-presidential document purge of 2006-2008 was an article in the March,1983 Columbia student newspaper on the benefits of a nuclear free world.  How it slipped past the purginators is a mystery, but given the New York Times did an article on it in 2009 titled Obama’s Youth Shaped His Nuclear-Free Vision, I can only conclude it was not a slipup. He was clearly trying to sort out his thoughts. In the conclusion, he denounced “the twisted logic of which we are a part today” and praised student efforts to realize “the...
  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    01/29/2015 2:48:22 PM PST · by windcliff · 35 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | 1-29-15 | Russell Contreas
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. In the recordings, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni tells an agent posing as a Venezuelan official that the bombs would prevent the United States from invading the oil-rich nation and brags to his wife that the passing of secrets would make him wealthy. "I'm going to be the boss with money and power," the naturalized U.S. citizen...
  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    01/29/2015 2:27:48 PM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1/28/15 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. In the recordings, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni tells an agent posing as a Venezuelan official that the bombs would prevent the United States from invading the oil-rich nation and brags to his wife that the passing of secrets would make him wealthy.
  • If you see a mushroom cloud DO run (but only for 30 minutes):Why it’s better to run away from nuclea

    01/19/2014 9:30:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:59 EST, 18 January 2014
    Should you be in the unfortunate position of being in the area when a nuclear bomb explodes, new research suggests rather than 'sheltering in place' as many emergency programs insist, your best bet for survival might be to run away from the blast. Sheltering in place is not always the best survival strategy after a nuclear detonation. If you can reach higher quality shelter in less than 30 minutes, you should go for it. If out in the open, you need to find any shelter at all as quickly as possible.
  • Obama: Final Iran deal a 50-50 proposition

    12/07/2013 2:14:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    President Obama said Saturday that the chances of a permanent nuclear deal with Iran are at best no more than even odds, but that diplomacy still must be pursued. “I wouldn't say that it is more than 50-50 but we have to try,” Obama said at a Brookings Institution event. While some in Congress are trying to move tougher unilateral sanctions now, Obama urged restraint. He said that if Iran fails to meet its commitments under the temporary deal, the U.S. will be in a stronger position to seek more effective international sanctions after six months. The president explained at...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry: 'We are not blind' on Iran

    11/10/2013 11:47:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 10, 2013 | By ZACK COLMAN
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday defended the Obama administration's approach to nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying that it would not rush into a half-measure interim deal. "No deal is better than a bad deal, and we are certainly adhering to that concept," Kerry said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Kerry and foreign ministers from the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia and Germany left Geneva without securing a deal to freeze Iran's nuclear program, efforts which drew criticism from some GOP lawmakers. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the Obama administration...
  • Iran may be one month from nuclear bomb

    10/26/2013 10:02:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Oct. 25, 2013 | 5:50 AM | (Haaretz and Reuters)
    Iran could build a nuclear bomb within as little as a month, a new report issued by the U.S. Institute for Science and International Security says. According to the assessment, Iran’s weapons-grade uranium production capabilities are developed to a degree that its “breakout time”—the time needed to convert enough uranium to weapon-grade so as to build a bomb—stands at between one and 1.6 months, and is shortening further. …
  • Early 1960s Photo: "Nuclear Bomb! Fallout Shelter On Display Here! Public Invited"

    06/30/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Early 1960s | Retronaut
  • Hero of the Telemark Raid dies aged 101

    12/10/2012 5:00:50 PM PST · by the scotsman · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th December 2012 | Daniel Miller
    'One of the last two survivors of the legendary Second World War 'Heroes of the Telemark' raid, which helped thwart Hitler's plans to build a Nazi nuclear bomb, has died aged 101. Just 31 at the time, Norwegian Birger Stromsheim was the oldest member of the team who successfully destroyed the hard water production facility at the Norsk Hydoelectric plant in Telemark, southern Norway. The raid, which is regarded as one of the most successful acts of sabotage in World War II, was also remarkable for the fact all the team managed to escape by cross country skiing 250 miles...
  • Iran Has Obama in a Headlock

    09/13/2012 1:18:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2012 | James Lewis
    Iran's Armageddon cult now has Obama at its mercy. After appeasing the sadistic regime in Tehran for almost four years Obama only has to make it through the next two months without the MiddleEast blowing up, and he's set for life. This is the last electoral test of his career, and maybe also the first real election he's ever had to endure. Obama's political bind puts the mullahs in charge for the next two months, rushing to an irreversible grab for nuclear weapons.Obama will not do anything to stop them, because that would mean taking a career risk. He has...
  • (Weird History) In 1958 America Accidentally Dropped a Nuclear Weapon on Two Little Girls’ Playhouse

    04/24/2012 10:28:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    In 1958, America accidentally dropped a nuclear weapon on two little girls’ playhouse For certain rural residents of the Carolinas during the Cold War, apocalyptic anxiety hit disturbingly close to home. In 1958 and 1961, the American Air Force lost nuclear weapons over the skies of South and North Carolina, respectively, raining potential apocalypse on the folks below. In both incidents, complete catastrophe was avoided thanks to that ever-potent combination of foresight and unmitigated dumb luck. And in the former incident, the bomb fell square on some unsuspecting children's playhouse. The first accident occurred over Florence, South Carolina on March...
  • US's most powerful nuclear bomb being dismantled

    10/25/2011 7:35:17 AM PDT · by Scythian · 58 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/25/2011
    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — The last of the nation's most powerful nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War. The final components of the B53 bomb will be broken down Tuesday at the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, the nation's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. The completion of the dismantling program is a year ahead of schedule, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, and aligns...
  • Japan should conduct computer simulations on nuclear weapons: Ishihara(Japan going nuclear)

    08/05/2011 8:04:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Japan should conduct computer simulations on nuclear weapons: Ishihara TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara said Friday that Japan should carry out computer simulations on nuclear weapons as such experiments can be conducted within a short period of time. Ishihara said during a press conference that the United States has conducted new computer simulations to check the effectiveness of its nuclear warheads, even after the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama, and added, "Japan should be able to do that much." "A simulation can be completed within three months. We also have lots of...
  • Why Germany Won't Give Up Its Nukes

    11/15/2010 7:05:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/15/2010 | The Strategy Page
    Despite the end of the Cold War, and the dismantling of over 25,000 nuclear weapons, NATO still maintains a stock of nuclear bombs in Europe. These are American weapons, to be used by NATO allies with U.S. permission. They are not covered by START (the strategic nuclear disarmament treaty) because they are not strategic, they are local, or "theater" weapons. NATO would like to negotiate a disarmament treaty to cover such non-strategic nukes, but to get the Russians to do that, it helps if there are some nukes under NATO control. Like with START, a treaty covering non-strategic weapons would...
  • Why BP is Readying a 'Super Weapon' to Avert Escalating Gulf Nightmare

    07/14/2010 3:37:23 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 91 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.salem-news.com ^ | 7-12-2010 | Terrence Aym
    While the plan would admittedly only be executed if a worst case scenario seemed imminent, some geo-chemists have expressed concerns that detonating a nuke in the Gulf might ignite the methane. Nuclear bomb (CHICAGO) - In a desperate attempt to stop a huge area of the Gulf ocean floor from possibly rupturing due to subterranean methane gas (leading to a calamity no human has ever seen) BP has ripped a page from science fiction books. The giant oil company is now quietly preparing to test a small nuclear device in a frenzied rush against time to quell a cascading catastrophe....
  • Why don't we just drop a nuclear bomb on the Gulf oil spill?

    07/11/2010 2:28:36 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 34 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5/19/2010 | Jeremy Hsu
    Using a nuclear explosion to try to plug the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico might sound like overkill, but a Russian newspaper has suggested just that based on past Soviet successes. Even so, there are crucial differences between the lessons of the past and the current disaster unfolding. .The Russians previously used nukes at least five times to seal off gas well fires. A targeted nuclear explosion might similarly help seal off the oil well channel that has leaked oil unchecked since the sinking of a BP oil rig on April 22, according to a translation of...
  • Matt Simmons Tells Bloomberg Only Way To Contain Oil Leak Is With Small Nuclear Bombs

    05/30/2010 10:54:47 PM PDT · by mojito · 94 replies · 2,406+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/30/2010 | Tyler Durden
    In his May 28th interview with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton and Lori Rothman, Matt Simmons of energy investment bank Simmons & Company, provides some stunning revelations on what is really occurring in the Gulf of Mexico, and proposes that the only effective way to contain the leak is to relieve BP, bring in the military, and do what the Russians have done on comparable occasions, namely explode nuclear weapons within the wellbore. [....] In addition to his radical solution, Simmons also points out that "Top Kill" is a sideshow and the real problem is 5 to 7 miles away, where a...
  • AFP: Al-Qaeda would use nuclear bomb on US : Obama

    04/11/2010 7:00:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 697+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/10 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama Sunday warned that Al-Qaeda would not hesitate to use a nuclear weapon against the United States, before hosting a global summit aimed at thwarting such a nightmare scenario. Obama will seek support from fellow leaders for his effort to secure all loose nuclear material around the world within four years, when he on Monday opens the largest summit chaired by a US president in 65 years. He conjured up the horrific possibility of a nuclear detonation in New York City, London or Johannesburg, and the serious global economic, political and security trauma that would...
  • Obama Backs Off On Iran Sanctions to Try for Russian/Chinese Support

    03/25/2010 7:23:56 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 19 replies · 288+ views
    The Lid/WSJ ^ | 3/25/2010 | The Lid
    It was just about a year ago that the Obama administration (via the Secretary of State), began to warn Iran if they they didn't start cooperating the UN would impose "crippling sanctions" against the oppressive regime. That was followed by Obama’s own declaration that if Iran did not respond to his outstretched hand and negotiate ending the production of nuclear fuel by December of 2009, he would quickly add a “pressure track” (sanctions) to his diplomacy. In January the POUTUS predicted that by February the UN Security Council (UNSC) will have passed new harsher sanctions against Iran. One week from...
  • Obama's Mid East Horror Show

    03/08/2010 6:43:09 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 91+ views
    The Lid ^ | 3/8/2010 | Barry Rubin
    As I have mentioned before, Professor Barry Rubin is my friend and teacher. He wrote an important column this weekend, showing how Barack Obama's display of weakness in dealing with Iran and Syria is making the world much more dangerous. In light of the fact that it seems as that the President is going to lose his battle to place meaningful sanctions on Iran, it is important to see how the United States is losing whatever influence it had in trying to shape policy in the region. And no one explains it better than Barry Rubin
  • Newsflash: Iran May Be Making a Nuclear Bomb!

    02/18/2010 7:47:28 PM PST · by SalAOR · 13 replies · 279+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 2/18/2010 | Ryan
    I know, I know! It’s so shocking and such a surprise — news that just seemingly appeared from nowhere! Mind the sarcasm, but Captain Obvious strikes again: the IAEA has just released a report indicating that it seems like Iran is making a nuclear bomb. Hans Blix was nowhere to be found in the report, so I’m not sure I can trust it fully.
  • U.S Army Chief: “Iran attack option on the table”

    02/15/2010 5:37:58 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 581+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 2/15/2010 | Defense Professionals
    U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, attended a press conference after his arrival to Israel and made it clear that all options are on the table. “We would operate all our forces for Israel” “Politically, it is prohibited in any way that Iran will have nuclear weapons”, said Mullen during a press conference convened on Sunday evening only hours after his arrival to Israel. “Right now, diplomatic efforts continue,” he explained, but did not rule out military option, “The option to attack Iran is still on the table, but we’re not there yet.” “It is...
  • Base breach sparks nuclear worries

    02/06/2010 12:02:18 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 699+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 02/06/2010 | Kevin Dougherty
    A recent security breach of a Belgian air force base widely believed to possess U.S. nuclear warheads is being downplayed by Belgian military officials who maintain the activists never got close to any sensitive areas. Videotaped and later aired on YouTube, the security breach shows six anti-nuclear activists gaining access to Kleine Brogel Air Base last weekend. The activists were arrested by Belgian authorities, but not before they ambled across the snow-covered base for at least 20 minutes. A similar stunt occurred last November, according to Ingrid Baeck, a chief spokeswoman for the Belgian Ministry of Defense, who sought to...
  • The EMP threat: fact, fiction, and response (part 2)

    02/01/2010 11:23:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 52 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 2/1/2010 | Yousaf M. Butt
    What appears to be of particular concern to the EMP commission is the scepter of terrorist groups or so-called “rogue” nations carrying out such an attack. As outlined by Dr. Pry, one of the commissioners, before a 2005 Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, “[a] nuclear missile concealed in the hold of a freighter would give Iran, or terrorists, the capability to perform an EMP attack against the United States homeland, without developing an ICBM, and with some prospect of remaining anonymous. Iran’s Shahab-3 medium-range missile… is a mobile missile, and small enough to be transported in the...
  • Secret Report: Iran will Have Nuclear Bomb This Year

    01/26/2010 12:10:59 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 784+ views
    INN.com ^ | 1/25/2010 | Malkah Fleisher
    A secret intelligence dossier currently being reviewed by US, Israeli, German, and Austrian governments reveals secret Iranian tests and hierarchies of power dedicated to the successful development of a nuclear bomb, and predicts that Iran will have a primitive nuclear bomb by year's end. According to the classified document featured in an exposé by Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, Iran is well on its way toward obtaining its first nuclear bomb. The country's nuclear research program, it turns out, has a military wing answering to the Defense Ministry which the West was not aware of until now. Der Spiegel explained the...
  • U.S. Cities Prepare For Nuclear Disaster

    12/16/2009 7:39:56 AM PST · by Strategy · 50 replies · 2,309+ views
    Global Security Newswire ^ | December 16, 2009
    While the detonation of a nuclear weapon in the United States is considered highly unlikely, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities are preparing for such a disaster by assessing old bomb shelters and preparing emergency response plans, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday.
  • Iran Ups the Nuclear Ante: Fires Sophisticated Missile

    12/16/2009 5:32:04 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 291+ views
    Fox News / The Lid ^ | 12/16/09 | The Lid
    Twice In the past four days Iran has thumbed its nose to President Obama and the international community's effort to prevent the terrorist regime from developing nuclear weapons. Documents uncovered a few days ago show Iran is working on a neutron initiator, a key component of a nuclear bomb. that There is no peaceful purpose for the initiator. Today Iran fired its most sophisticated missile a high-speed surface-to-surface Sajjil-2 missile (sajjil means baked clay).
  • MOP + UON Spells Trouble For Iran

    10/08/2009 5:40:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1,228+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 8, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: After Iran admits building a second enrichment facility inside a mountain, the Pentagon shifts money from other programs to urgently fund the mother of all bunker-buster bombs. Why the need for speed? At the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh last month, President Obama announced, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility near Qom for several years." U.S. officials said they knew for some time that the facility existed. The announcement was made after U.S. officials learned Iran had told the International Atomic Energy Agency of Qom's existence. Our knowledge of the facility built in...
  • MOP + UON Spell Trouble For Iran (Will U.S. Bomb, Bomb Iran?)

    10/08/2009 5:37:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 1,886+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 8, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Security: After Iran admits building a second enrichment facility inside a mountain, the Pentagon shifts money from other programs to urgently fund the mother of all bunker-buster bombs. Why the need for speed? At the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh last month, President Obama announced, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility near Qom for several years." U.S. officials said they knew for some time that the facility existed. The announcement was made after U.S. officials learned Iran had told the International Atomic Energy Agency of Qom's existence. Our knowledge of the facility built in...
  • Iranian Oppositions Warns Obama, DON'T Get Fooled Again.

    10/03/2009 10:04:35 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 544+ views
    TNR/The Lid ^ | 10/4/09 | The Lid
    An IAEA spokesman said that in addition to inspections of the new Iranian nuclear facility, there was a deal plan to allow Russia to take some of Iran's processed uranium and enrich it to higher levels to fuel a research reactor in Tehran. Western officials said Iran agreed to the plan at Thursday's meeting, a potentially significant move that would show greater flexibility by both sides. Obama noted the deal in comments on the meeting. But Mehdi Saffare, Iran's ambassador to Britain and a member of the Iranian delegation at the talks, said Iran had not yet agreed to such...
  • Is Thermonuclear India a Fizzle?

    10/02/2009 9:26:42 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 41 replies · 2,492+ views
    GlobalPost ^ | 09/29/2009 | Jason Overdorf
    Days before President Barack Obama told the United Nations that he hoped to push through a universal treaty to ban all nuclear weapons testing by the end of 2010, a top Indian scientist threw New Delhi's security establishment for an atomic loop. Kasturiranga Santhanam, the coordinator of India's 1998 nuclear tests, went public with allegations that India's much heralded Pokhran II test of a thermonuclear bomb 11 years ago was actually a fizzle. "We are totally naked vis-a-vis China, which has an inventory of 200 nuclear bombs, the vast majority of which are giant H-bombs of power equal to three...
  • Countdown to Mushroom Cloud

    09/27/2009 4:59:13 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 42 replies · 2,828+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | September 26, 2009 | By David Usborne and Andrew Grice
    The crisis in relations with Iran escalated ominously yesterday after the leaders of the US, Britain and France accused the regime in Tehran of operating a secret uranium enrichment facility buried deep in a mountain bunker near the ancient religious city of Qom. Barack Obama called Iran's activity "a direct challenge" to the international community. The accusations were made public in an extraordinary joint statement by the US President, flanked by Gordon Brown and the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy before the start of the G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh. Iran had previously insisted that its plant at Natanz, which is...
  • U.S.: Iran Nearing Ability to Build Atomic Bomb

    09/09/2009 3:40:23 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies · 932+ views
    fox news ^ | 9/10/2009 | fox news
    The U.S. said on Wednesday that Iran was moving closer to being able to produce a nuclear bomb by stockpiling enriched uranium. "We have serious concerns that Iran is deliberately attempting, at a minimum, to preserve a nuclear weapons option," U.S. envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Glyn Davies, told a meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's 35-nation governing board. "Iran is now either very near or in possession already of sufficient low-enriched uranium to produce one nuclear weapon if the decision were made to further enrich it to weapons-grade," Davies said. "(This) moves Iran closer to a dangerous...
  • Libyan Leader Mu'ammar Qadhafi: Libya Was on the Brink of Producing a Nuclear Bomb

    08/10/2009 7:01:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,198+ views
    Note: Includes a video. Special Dispatch - No. 2479 August 10, 2009 Libyan Leader Mu'ammar Qadhafi: Libya Was on the Brink of Producing a Nuclear Bomb Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Libyan Leader Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi, which aired on Al-Sa'a TV on July 15, 2009: To view this clip on MEMRITV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2185.htm .
  • Bust Iran's Bunkers

    08/03/2009 5:15:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,355+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: As the failure of engagement with Iran grows more apparent, the administration that has talked very softly may be getting the mother of all sticks ready. Guess we need high-tech Cold War weapons after all.Western intelligence sources have told London's Times that Iran has perfected the means to develop and detonate a nuclear bomb and is merely awaiting word from its supreme leader to produce its first one. Should the order be given, it would take just six months to enrich enough uranium and another six months to assemble the warhead. Time's up. Recently, and perhaps not coincidentally, Defense...
  • Obama To Let Iran Get The BOMB?

    08/03/2009 7:52:32 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 29 replies · 1,445+ views
    Eye on the UN/The Lid ^ | 8/3/09 | The Lid
    According to the London TimesOnline, Iran is capable of producing a nuclear warhead and is simply waiting on orders from the Supreme Leader to begin production. The Times said “Western intelligence sources” say once the Islamic regime receives gets permission, it would have a complete nuclear bomb built within one year. Once the Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei gives the orders, Iran would become a nuclear-armed nation within one year. Sources say it would take about six months to enrich enough uranium, depending on how many centrifuges are operating, and another six months to build the nuclear device. Secretary of...
  • Times: 'Iran could have nuclear bomb ready within a year'

    08/02/2009 11:03:59 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 61 replies · 3,499+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Updated Aug 3, 2009 8:24 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    <p>Iran could complete the manufacture of an atomic bomb within a year, and is just waiting for supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to give the go-ahead, according to intelligence sources quoted in a report by The Times on Monday.</p> <p>The sources were further quoted by the British newspaper as saying that the Islamic republic had put a stop to its nuclear arms research program back in 2003 as it had already developed the means to detonate a nuclear warhead which could be launched on the Shahab-3 long-range missile.</p>
  • Defense Secretary Gates Dangerously Naive About Iran

    07/27/2009 3:39:06 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 356+ views
    The Lid ^ | 7/27/09 | The Lid
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates was in Israel today trying to reassure Israel that the Obama administration was not naive about Iran's intentions, and Washington would press for new, tougher sanctions against the Iranians if they don't cooperate. On the other hand, Defense Minister Barak used a joint news conference with Gates to insist three times that Israel would not rule out any response—an implied warning that it would consider a pre-emptive strike to thwart Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The public face of this meeting is a friendly talk between allies. But the background chatter is different. There has been...
  • Sec of Defense Gates Doesn't "Get it " Regarding Iranian Nukes

    07/20/2009 9:22:44 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 475+ views
    Jpost/CSIS/The Yid ^ | 7/20/09 | The Lid
    As he prepares for his trip to Israel next week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates is leaking his objections to any Israeli operation to prevent Iran from crossing that nuclear weapons threshold: ..senior US defense official has told The Jerusalem Post that an Israeli strike on Iran could be profoundly destabilizing and would affect US interests. With every step it takes Israel takes into account both her relationship with the United States and the effect that her actions will have on the entire region. The problem is what this unnamed defense department source, Secretary Gates and indeed the President of the...
  • German intel: Iran could have nuclear bomb in six months

    07/16/2009 1:19:09 AM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 934+ views
    SNIPPET: "BERLIN - Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency believes Iran is capable of producing and testing an atomic bomb within six months, much sooner than most analysts estimate, according to a report in German weekly Stern. The report, which quotes BND experts, says the agency has information supporting the view that Iran has mastered the enrichment technology necessary to make a bomb and has enough centrifuges to make weaponised uranium. “If they wanted to, they could detonate an atomic bomb in half a year’s time,” the story quoted a BND expert as saying. The BND did not return two calls...
  • Nuclear war is Kim Jong-il's game plan

    06/11/2009 1:55:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies · 1,843+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 9/12/09 | Kim Myong Chol
    A little-noted fact about the second nuclear test conducted on May 25 by the Kim Jong-il administration of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is that it was a highly successful fission trigger test for multi-megaton warheads. These types of warheads can be detonated in outer space, far above the United States, evaporating its key targets. This is a significant indication of the supreme leader's game plan for
  • Arab MK: I Hope Iran Gets Nukes

    04/01/2009 1:29:31 PM PDT · by Jbny · 2 replies · 280+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 1, 2009 | Noah Pollak
    If you want to better understand the rise of Avigdor Lieberman, just look at this story about the newest member of Balad, one of the main Arab parties in the Knesset: New Balad party MK Haneen Zuabi…has welcomed Iran’s growing influence on Palestinian affairs and praised Iran’s quest for a nuclear weapon as a means of offsetting Israel’s regional military edge.