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  • Iran atomic chief says 'explosives' cut power at facility (is this the beginning)

    09/17/2012 8:21:39 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 8 replies
    Fox News DC ^ | Sep 17, 2012 | Fox News
    Explosive blasts destroyed power lines to Iran's underground nuclear facility at Fordo last month, the head of Iran's atomic agency said at a meeting of UN atomic agency member states Monday. "On ... 17th August 2012, the electric power lines from the city of Qom to the Fordo complex ... were cut using explosives," Fereydoon Abbasi Davani told the 155-nation International Atomic Energy Agency gathering in a speech. Davani did not accuse anyone of sabotage, but in the past Iran has claimed both Israel and the United States were behind the assassinations of nuclear scientists and computer viruses targetting its...
  • Iran atomic chief says 'explosives' cut power at facility (Hhmmmm...)

    09/17/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 15 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 17 September, 2012
    Explosive blasts destroyed power lines to Iran's underground nuclear facility at Fordo last month, the head of Iran's atomic agency said at a meeting of UN atomic agency member states Monday. "On ... 17th August 2012, the electric power lines from the city of Qom to the Fordo complex ... were cut using explosives," Fereydoon Abbasi Davani told the 155-nation International Atomic Energy Agency gathering in a speech. Davani did not accuse anyone of sabotage, but in the past Iran has claimed both Israel and the United States were behind the assassinations of nuclear scientists and computer viruses targetting its...
  • Netanyahu Makes Appeal To US Voters Over Iran

    09/16/2012 6:23:19 PM PDT · by possum john · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 16, 2012
    WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a direct appeal to American voters on Sunday to elect a president willing to draw a "red line" with Iran, comparing Tehran's nuclear program to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and reminding Americans of the devastating repercussions of failed intelligence. His remarks were an impassioned election-season plea from a world leader who insists he doesn't want to insert himself into U.S. politics and hasn't endorsed either candidate. But visibly frustrated by U.S. policy under President Barack Obama, the hawkish Israeli leader took advantage of the week's focus on unrest across the Muslim...
  • Muslim Congressman: Netanyahu 'Ought To Be A Little Bit More Careful'

    09/16/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/12 | staff
    Congressman Keith Ellison warns Netanyahu to not insert himself in American elections
  • 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...
  • Netanyahu: Containment Policy For Iran Won't Work [Gathering War Clouds?]

    09/15/2012 9:18:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 15, 2012
    Netanyahu: Containment Policy For Iran Won't Work September 15 2012 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says a policy of containment for Iran will not work because Tehran is guided by a "leadership of fanaticism." In an interview on NBC News' "Meet the Press" to be aired Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also says he disagrees with those who argue that going to war with Iran would be worse than a nuclear Iran. "Iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism," he said. "You want these fanatics to have nuclear weapons?"
  • Iran six-seven months from nuclear bomb capability: Netanyahu

    09/16/2012 7:14:34 AM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept 16, 2012 | Reuters
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Iran would be on the brink of nuclear weapons capability in six to seven months, adding new urgency to his demand that President Barack Obama set a clear "red line" for Tehran in what could deepen the worst U.S.-Israeli rift in decades. Taking his case to the American public, Netanyahu said in U.S. television interviews that by mid-2013, Iran would be 90 percent of the way toward enough enriched uranium for a bomb. He urged the United States to spell out limits that Tehran must not cross or else face military...
  • Iran on brink of nuclear bomb in six-seven months: Netanyahu

    09/16/2012 8:07:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | 9/16/2012 | Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Iran was just six to seven months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb, adding urgency to his demand that President Barack Obama set a clear "red line" for Tehran in what could deepen the worst U.S.-Israeli rift in decades. Taking to the television airwaves to make his case directly to the American public, Netanyahu said that by mid-2013, Iran would be 90 percent of the way toward enough enriched uranium for a bomb. He urged the United States to spell out limits that Tehran must not cross if...
  • 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>
  • Netanyahu: I am not interfering in US presidential election

    09/13/2012 10:16:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    jpost ^ | 9/14/12 | HERB KEINON
    In interview with the 'Post', PM says his call for US to set red lines for Iran not connected to US election: "The Iranian nuclear program proceeds unabated and they don’t care about the internal American political calendar." Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dismissed as “completely groundless” allegations he is manufacturing a crisis with US President Barack Obama just before the November 6 American election to influence the outcome in favor of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Netanyahu, in a Rosh Hashana interview with The Jerusalem Post that will appear in full on Sunday, said his call for the United States and...
  • More to this feud than personalities

    09/13/2012 3:06:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 9-13-12 | Jonathon S. Tobin
    How bad have things gotten between Israel and the United States? Yesterday’s nasty exchange between the two countries in which President Obama turned down a request for a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu showed that the problem has now escalated from a simmering, longstanding argument about the peace process to a full-blown feud. The White House did some damage control and reportedly the two men spoke at length last night. But anyone who thinks that will resolve their differences hasn’t been paying attention to the unhealthy dynamic that has been festering since the two both came into office in...
  • U.S. has no right to block Israel on Iran: Netanyahu

    09/12/2012 12:14:08 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept 11, 2012 | Jeffrey Heller
    (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said the United States had forfeited its moral right to stop Israel taking action against Iran's nuclear program because it had refused to be firm with Tehran itself. In comments which appeared to bring the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran closer, Netanyahu took the Obama administration to task after Washington rebuffed his own call to set a red line for Tehran's nuclear drive. "The world tells Israel 'wait, there's still time'. And I say, 'Wait for what? Wait until when?'" said Netanyahu, speaking in English.
  • Report: Obama won’t meet with Netanyahu during his U.S. trip this month

    09/11/2012 4:56:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2012 | AllahPundit
    First came the shouting match between Netanyahu and the U.S. ambassador. Then Martin Dempsey told an audience in London that he didn’t want to be "complicit" in an Israeli attack on Iran. The upcoming joint military exercise between the U.S. and Israel was then scaled back, and this murky report about the U.S. contacting Iran to distance itself from an Israeli strike appeared. Then came the floor fiasco at the Democratic convention over the platform's Jerusalem language. Now this.Question for foreign-policy wonks: When was the last time relations between the U.S. and Israel were this poor? The White House has...
  • Obama Turns Down Netanyahu; Meets ‘The Pimp with the Limp’

    09/11/2012 1:53:19 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-11-2012 | Bryan Preston
    September 11, 2012 Breaking: Obama Turns Down Meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu UPDATE: Obama Meets ‘The Pimp with the Limp’ Bryan Preston Haaretz reports: The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month.An official in Jerusalem said that the prime minister’s office sent the White House a message stating that although Netanyahu will spend only two and a half days on U.S. soil, he is interested in meeting Obama and is willing to travel to the U.S. capital...
  • AP Exclusive: New intelligence on Iran nuke work

    09/11/2012 12:40:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic agency has received new and significant intelligence over the past month that Iran has moved further toward the ability to build a nuclear weapon, diplomats tell The Associated Press. They say the intelligence shows that Iran has advanced its work on calculating the destructive power of an atomic warhead through a series of computer models that it ran sometime within the past three years.The diplomats say the information comes from Israel, the United States and at least two other Western countries and concludes that the work was done sometime within the past three years....
  • White House denies Netanyahu snub

    09/11/2012 12:57:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 86 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/11/12 | BYRON TAU
    The White House is denying that they refused to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of a U.N. conference later this month. "The President arrives in New York for the U.N. on Monday, September 24th and departs on Tuesday, September 25th," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. "The Prime Minister doesn't arrive in New York until later in the week. They're simply not in the city at the same time. But the President and PM are in frequent contact and the PM will meet with other senior officials, including Secretary Clinton, during his visit," Vietor...
  • THREAT MATRIX 2012 #1

    01/01/2012 5:51:39 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 1,030 replies
    Freepers Who Care | JANUARY 1, 2012 | TM CREW
    ~2003~THREAT MATRIX~2012~ LAST 72 71 SEVENTY 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61 SIXTY 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 FIFTY 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 FORTY 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 THIRTY 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 TWENTY 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 TEN 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 ONE MM
  • OBAMA ADMIN CUTS MILITARY PARTICIPATION WITH ISRAEL, INCREASES PARTICIPATION WITH MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

    09/07/2012 11:46:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | september 5, 2012 | awr hawkins
    Days after the Obama administration announced drastic cuts in the number of U.S. troops participating in military exercises with Israel, U.S. military planes landed in Egypt for joint exercises with Egypt's military forces. Named "Eagle Arena 2012," the exercise marks the first military interaction between the U.S. and Egypt since Hosni Mubarak was president. It also means our military is officially in joint training exercises with military personnel from a country strongly influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood (Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood).
  • Must See… Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel (Video)

    09/08/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/8/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s radical anti-Israel bias exposed– This video is a comprehensive synopsis of President Obama’s anti-Israel posturing and policies. If you wonder why Democrats are booing Jerusalem at their national convention, look no further than this video. Obama built this. The video has gone viral in Jewish circles. From the video: Barack Obama ran for president as a pro-Israel candidate — but his record tells a different story. Follow @NoahPollak and @CmteForIsrael on Twitter, and visit www.CommitteeForIsrael.com for more.
  • Israel discussing Iran "red line" with U.S.: Netanyahu

    09/10/2012 4:57:39 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Israel and the United States are in discussion on setting a "red line" for Iran's nuclear program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. "We're discussing it right now with the United States," Netanyahu said in an interview with Canada's CBC television aired late on Sunday.
  • Obama DECLINES to meet with Bibi At the U.N.

    09/11/2012 11:28:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 47 replies
    Per Bret Baier's Facebook... From a new post in Israeli paper - Haaretz: (WH has not denied yet - working on statement apparently) "The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month. An official in Jerusalem said that the prime minister's office sent the White House a message stating that although Netanyahu will spend only two and a half days on U.S. soil, he is interested in meeting Obama and is willing to travel to the U.S. capital...
  • White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama

    09/11/2012 11:29:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Sept. 11, 2012 | Barak Ravid
    The White House's response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting Obama.
  • U.S. has no right to block Israel on Iran: Netanyahu

    09/11/2012 9:12:17 AM PDT · by mojito · 101 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/11/2012 | Jeffrey Heller
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said the United States had forfeited its moral right to stop Israel taking action against Iran's nuclear program because it had refused to be firm with Tehran itself. In comments which appeared to bring the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran closer, Netanyahu took the Obama administration to task after Washington rebuffed his own call to set a red line for Tehran's nuclear drive. "The world tells Israel 'wait, there's still time'. And I say, 'Wait for what? Wait until when?'" said Netanyahu, speaking in English.
  • Intel Committee Chair Describes Explosive Confrontation Between Netanyahu and American Ambassador

    09/06/2012 1:34:29 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 48 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 6 2012 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Rogers told a Michigan radio interviewer earlier this week that he had not previously witnessed such a high-level confrontation, and he described Israeli leaders as being at "wits' end" over what they see as President Obama's unwillingness to provide them with his "red lines" in the effort to stop Iran's nuclear program. He also said that neither the Israelis nor the Iranians believe that Obama would use force to stop the nuclear program. (UPDATE: Rogers said as well he believes the Israelis will "probably" bomb Iran if they don't get clearer red lines from the U.S.) Rogers description of the...
  • Clinton: Iran has a right to nuclear power

    09/03/2012 4:54:04 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 4, 2012 2:18 am | Sam Ser
    US Secretary of State’s comments come after meeting with Indonesian foreign minister Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in Benin. “Iran has a right to the use of peaceful nuclear energy,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday, “but Iran must abide by its international obligations and cannot be permitted to get a nuclear weapons.” Clinton made the remarks in a press conference in Jakarta following meetings with Indonesia’s foreign minister. She also commented on the fighting in Syria, saying that the United States was committed to “putting an end to the violence, responding to humanitarian need, and...
  • Obama's True Agenda For the Middle East Revealed

    09/03/2012 4:35:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/3/12 | Richard N. Weltz
    The Obama administration is taking steps it hopes will force Iran to reconsider almost stalemated nuclear negotiations - and forestall an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. So begins the lead article in the Labor Day edition of the New York Times, and part of that article is a repeat of the litany we've all become used to in the White House attempts to explain just how President Obama "has Israel's back" in the face of an Iran rapidly developing the capability to create nuclear weaponry and repeatedly stating it's deep desire to "wipe Israel off the face of the...
  • US rattles saber against Iran in attempt to stall Israeli strike

    09/03/2012 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    rt.com ^ | 9/3/12 | afp
    The US announced it will take further indirect action against Iran in an effort to delay a possible Israeli strike against the country. Washington’s plans to halt Iran’s embattled nuclear program include military exercises in the Persian Gulf. In addition to increasing US naval activity in the region, Washington is also preparing to intensify economic sanctions against Iran’s oil industry, the New York Times reported. The US – along with 25 other countries – will conduct extensive joint minesweeping exercises in the Persian Gulf in October. The move aims to increase pressure on Iran and prevent it from closing the...
  • U.S. Tells Iran: We Won't Join Israeli Attack

    09/03/2012 12:36:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/12 | Gil Ronen
    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...
  • Netanyahu Goes Nuclear on Obama

    09/02/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT · by Justaham · 98 replies
    .breitbart.com ^ | 9/2/12 | Awr Hawkins
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly shouted "Time has run out!" at U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro, as the two met in Israel earlier this week and discussed the Obama administration's position on Iran. The Jerusalem Post reported that Shapiro was in Israel for meetings with Netanyahu, and at some point the PM couldn't hold his frustration with President Obama in any longer: "Instead of pressuring Iran in an effective way, Obama and his people are pressuring us not to attack the nuclear facilities." Those present say Netanyahu then said assertively: "Time has run out!" Shapiro responded by alleging that Netanyahu...
  • Decision by Netanyahu, Barak to strike Iran is almost final

    09/01/2012 3:31:41 PM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Aug 31 | Times of Israel staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have “almost finally” decided on an Israeli strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities this fall, and a final decision will be taken “soon,” Israel’s main TV news broadcast reported on Friday evening. Channel 2 News, the country’s leading news program, devoted much of its Friday night broadcast to the issue, detailing the pros and cons that, it said, have taken Netanyahu and Barak to the brink of approving an Israeli military attack despite opposition from the Obama administration and from many Israeli security chiefs. Critically, the station’s diplomatic correspondent Udi Segal said,...
  • US disowns Israel over Iran strike: No weapons or military backup

    09/01/2012 10:33:37 AM PDT · by bkopto · 19 replies
    DEBKA ^ | Sept 1, 2012 | Staff
    US Gen. Martin Dempsey’s assertion Thursday, Aug. 30 that the US would not be “complicit” in an Israel strike against Iran, together with the drastic reduction in the scale of next month’s joint US-Israeli war game disclosed by TIME, add up to a blunt message from US President Barack Obama to Israel: You are on your own! See how you manage without special US weapons and US military backup, including a shield against missile counter-attack, if you decide to defy us and go through with a military operation against Iran. Instead of the 5,000 US troops originally assigned for Austere...
  • 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.
  • Dempsey: I Don't Want to be Complicit in Israeli Strike

    08/31/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 41 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | August 30, 2012 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey continues his efforts to prevent an Israeli strike in Iran. Reiterating his stance that the IDF cannot stop Iran's nuclear program, Dempsey added, "I don't want to be complicit if they (Israel) choose to do it." Dempsey said he did not know Iran's nuclear intentions, but noted that what was clear was that the "international coalition" applying pressure on Iran "could be undone if (Iran) was attacked prematurely".
  • 'PM tells US 'time has run out' on Iran diplomacy'

    08/31/2012 7:31:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    J Post ^ | 8/31/2012 - 13 Elul 5772
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu got into a diplomatic shouting match with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro over US President Barack Obama's handling of Iran's nuclear program, saying "time has run out" for diplomacy, Yediot Aharonot cited a source as saying on Friday.
  • IAEA report: Iran blocking access as it doubles number of centrifuges at Fordo...[Obama is Carter]

    08/31/2012 6:23:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/31/12
    VIENNA - Iran has effectively shut down a probe of a site suspected of being used for work on nuclear weapons development while doubling the number of machines it could use to make the core of nuclear warheads at an underground bunker safe from airborne attack, the U.N. nuclear agency said in a report Thursday.
  • U.S. to Israel: If You Attack, We Don’t Have Your Back

    08/30/2012 1:05:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    The U.S. military's top officer made statements Thursday which appear to warn Israel that it should not expect U.S. assistance if it chooses to attack Iran's nuclear weapons program. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, said such an attack would "clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran's nuclear program," The Guardian reported Thursday. He added: "I don't want to be complicit if they [Israel] choose to do it." Dempsey said he did not know Iran's nuclear intentions, seeing as intelligence does not reveal intentions. What was clear, he said, was that the "international coalition" applying pressure...
  • Iran’s expanding nuclear program: the pink tarp that spells trouble

    08/26/2012 8:32:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    cnn ^ | August 24th, 2012 | Tim Lister
    The satellite image shows large pink tarpaulins pulled across two buildings. Close by, it appears that topsoil has been moved and a security fence taken down. The image, taken earlier this week and provided to CNN by DigitalGlobe, is of an Iranian military facility at Parchin, one widely suspected by Western diplomats as a secret part of the country’s nuclear program. It’s one of several developments on Iran’s nuclear program that worry experts - others being: the failure of another round of talks between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iranian officials; reports that Iran has increased the number...
  • New Image Suggests More Suspicious Activity at Parchin

    08/24/2012 5:50:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 8/24/12 | Elad Benari, Canada
    A new satellite image suggests that additional suspicious activity may be occurring at the Parchin site in Iran, according to a Friday report by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS). The new GeoEye image dated August 15, 2012 shows that additional suspicious activity may be occurring at a building suspected of housing high explosive experiments related to the development of nuclear weapons and at an adjacent, northern building that may have also hosted suspect activities. ISIS noted that the new image shows what appears to be pink tent-like material over the two buildings, citing an article which concurrently...
  • Obama 'Using Israeli Paper to Foil Iran Strike'

    08/24/2012 7:49:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    The United States is colluding with a top Israeli newspaper to stymie Israel's efforts to strike Iran's nuclear weapons program, and the IDF knows it, according to a leading nationalist pundit. Writing in Friday's edition of Makor Rishon, one of the Israel's veteran journalists, Amnon Lord, paints a picture of intense U.S. meddling in internal Israeli political and security-oriented processes in an effort to prevent a successful Israeli strike on the weapon program meant to make it extinct. "From a technical military point of view, Israel does not require any kind of coordination with the Americans," writes Lord regarding the...
  • Israeli minister warns of 30-day war with Iran

    08/15/2012 7:24:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    A strike on Iran’s nuclear sites would spark a 30-day war with missile attacks on Israel's cities and as many as 500 dead, according to the Israeli minister responsible for preparing home defences.
  • Decision By Netanyahu, Barak To Strike Iran Is Almost Final -- Israel TV

    08/11/2012 6:30:11 AM PDT · by Fennie · 41 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 11, 2012
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have "almost finally" decided on an Israeli strike at Iran's nuclear facilities this fall, and a final decision will be taken "soon", Israel's main TV news broadcast reported on Friday evening. Channel 2 News, the country's leading news program, devoted much of its Friday night broadcast to the issue, detailing the pros and cons that, it said, have taken Netanyahu and Barak to the brink of approving an Israeli military attack despite opposition from the Obama administration and from many Israeli security chiefs. Critically, the station's diplomatic correspondent Udi Segal said,...
  • Netanyahu, Obama aide discussed possibility of Iran strike, U.S. official says

    07/28/2012 5:47:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Barak Ravid
    U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon shared Washington's contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran with Israel's PM, according to a senior American official. The U.S. national security adviser has shared with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States' contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran. According to a senior American official, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon briefed Netanyahu on the plans during Donilon's visit to Israel two weeks ago. According to the official, who requested anonymity, Netanyahu hosted Donilon at a three-hour dinner. For part of the time, Israel's national security adviser, Yaakov Amidror, was on hand....
  • UPDATE 6-Brent crude oil rises above $107 on Greece, Iran

    05/28/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, May 28, 2012 | Christopher Johnson
    Oil rose above $107 per barrel on Monday as fears of a euro zone break-up receded but Middle East oil supply worries resurfaced after minimal progress in talks over Iran's nuclear programme. Opinion polls suggested Greece's pro-bailout conservatives could win elections on June 17, keeping the country in the euro zone and making a swift collapse of the currency bloc less likely. Fears of a war in the Gulf that could threaten global oil supplies have returned after world powers failed to convince Iran last week to halt its most sensitive nuclear work. Tension between Iran and the West remains...
  • U.N. inspectors find high-grade uranium traces in Iran

    05/25/2012 2:11:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 25, 2012 5:04pm EDT | Fredrik Dahl
    United Nations nuclear inspectors have found uranium particles refined to a higher-than-expected level at an underground site where Iran has installed more than 50 percent more enrichment centrifuges, a U.N. watchdog report said on Friday. It said Tehran had told the U.N. agency that the presence of traces of highly-refined uranium—still well below potential nuclear weapons-grade material—"may happen for technical reasons beyond the operator's control". The United States—which like its Western allies and Israel accuse Iran of seeking to develop atomic bomb capability—said the Iranian explanation could be correct and a leading U.S. expert said he saw nothing "nefarious" in...
  • Ex-Spain PM: Putin Told Me 'Israel Will Take Care Of Iran'

    05/16/2012 5:07:42 AM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    JPost ^ | 16 May 2012 | Herb Keinon
    Don’t worry about Iran, Israel will take care of it, former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as telling him years ago. Aznar, speaking Wednesday at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on a meeting he had with the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in 2002, said Putin’s comments came after he entreated him not to sell S300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
  • Iran readies secret salt desert bunkers for clandestine nuclear facilities

    05/05/2012 7:14:16 AM PDT · by kindred · 7 replies
    Debka File ^ | May 5, 2012 | unknown
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Yukiya Amano declared Friday, May 4, that “Parchin (the suspected site of nuclear-related explosion tests) is the priority and we start with that,” he may have missed the boat. As he spoke, Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak said it was possible that Iran was already putting in place the infrastructure for building a nuclear bomb in 60 days. In this regard, debkafile’s military sources disclose that Iran had by the end of 2009 early 2012 completed the construction of a new chain of underground facilities deep inside the Dasht e-Kavir (Great Salt Desert) -...
  • Iran threatens American east coast

    04/28/2012 9:24:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    YNet News ^ | 04.28.12, 23:10
    Iran's Navy has the ability to deploy its vessels three miles off the US east coast, a high-ranking Iranian Navy commander was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency. "Our naval forces are so powerful that we have a presence in all the waters of the world and, if needed, we can move to within three miles of New York," Revolutionary Guards Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi was quoted as saying during a speech to students at the University of Yazd earlier this week. The admiral was speaking on the anniversary the failed 1980 US attempt to rescue...
  • U.S. signals major shift on Iran nuclear program

    04/28/2012 8:37:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 27, 2012, 5:28 p.m. | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
    WASHINGTON — In what would be a significant concession, Obama administration officials say they could support allowing Iran to maintain a crucial element of its disputed nuclear program if Tehran took other major steps to curb its ability to develop a nuclear bomb. U.S. officials said they might agree to let Iran continue enriching uranium up to 5% purity, which is the upper end of the range for most civilian uses, if its government agrees to the unrestricted inspections, strict oversight and numerous safeguards that the United Nations has long demanded. Such a deal would face formidable obstacles. Iran has...
  • Israel's top general says Iran unlikely to make bomb

    04/25/2012 11:07:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:12pm EDT | Jeffrey Heller and Maayan Lubell
    Israel's military chief said he does not believe Iran will decide to build an atomic bomb and called its leaders "very rational"—comments that clashed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's assessment. Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz's remarks, in an interview published on Wednesday in the left-wing Haaretz newspaper, drew little attention in Israel on its annual remembrance day for fallen soldiers, when political discourse is suspended. But they will add fuel to an internal debate on the prospects of Iran weaponizing its uranium enrichment program and the wisdom and risks of any Israeli military strike to try to prevent Tehran from becoming a...
  • Obama Ready to yield on Iran's Nuclear Transparency

    04/20/2012 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 3 replies
    thejerusalemconnection.us ^ | April 20, 2012 | DEBKAFILE
    In the direct, secret exchanges between the US and Iran which led up to the Istanbul talks with the six powers, on Saturday, April 14, President Barack Obama quietly backed off from his demand that Iran “come clean” on its nuclear activities and open up to international inspection, Debkafile reports. This concession paved the way for Tehran’s consent to discuss his framework proposal to stop enriching uranium to 20 percent, halt work at its underground facility for higher enrichment near Qom, and export its stockpile of highly enriched uranium for final processing to 20 percent for use in medical isotopes....