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  • Not Even A Nixon

    04/04/2016 7:34:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-5-2016 | MOTUS
    As the candidates - Democrat and Republican - continue to jostle each other around for political advantage, something larger than any of their egos is developing on the horizon. It's a shame the Republican candidates continue to waste time hectoring each other over the most trivial matters when over the last few days it has become increasingly clear how completely the president of the United States sold out the interests of our country and the West to the Islamic Republic of Iran -- by far (it isn't even close) the biggest state sponsor of terrorism. The candidates are missing an...
  • Is This North Korea's Nuclear Bomb?

    03/09/2016 11:30:26 AM PST · by PIF · 52 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 03/09/16 1245pm | Tyler Rogoway
    ... But now, after saying that they are deploying their nuclear warheads for quick use, and posting the image above, it may be time to reevaluate the North Koreans nuclear capabilities. That big metallic soccer ball of doom that you see in front of the “Young General” appears to be a compact nuclear implosion device, which is a more complicated alternative than the much more cumbersome gun assembly style nuclear devices, and larger implosion devices, that were thought to have been the limit of North Korea’s technical know-how.
  • Cruz Blames Clinton, Obama for North Korea's Bomb Test Claims

    01/06/2016 12:12:17 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Ted Cruz on Wednesday blamed President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for North Korea's claims it had tested a nuclear weapon, insisting it shows the “sheer folly” of their foreign policy.“When we look at North Korea, it’s like looking at a crystal ball,” Cruz, the Republican presidential candidate and U.S. senator from Texas, told reporters before a campaign stop in northwest Iowa. “This is where Iran ends up if we continue on this same misguided path.”Cruz traced North Korea’s nuclear potential back to Bill Clinton’s presidential administration, which he said enabled a “megalomaniacal maniac” —...
  • Unfortunately, We're the Butt of Their Not Very Funny Joke

    07/15/2015 4:38:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | July14, 2015 | Staff
    They find the pact they made with the Devil, Barack Obama, rather funny.Unfortunately, this will never be funny since we're the butt of their not very funny joke. We will eventually come to rue the day when this hilarious scenario comes to fruition. just as we do September 1, 1939, the day Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II, with the deaths of approximately 50 million human beings.
  • Obama slaps at Scott Walker as he defends Iran deal

    President Barack Obama says his successor in the White House will not call into question the executive branch’s power to cut deals between the United States and other countries, such as the nuclear framework reached last week with Iran. “I am confident that any president who gets elected will be knowledgeable enough about foreign policy and knowledgeable enough about the traditions and precedents of presidential power that they won’t start calling to question the capacity of the executive branch of the United States to enter into agreements with other countries,” Obama said in an interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition” set...
  • Obama committed to denying Iran nuclear weapon: US (UN ambassador Samantha Power)

    03/02/2015 9:55:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The United States pledged its unwavering committment to Israel on Monday, and insisted it will take "whatever steps are necessary" to deny adversary Iran a nuclear bomb. As international negotiators seek a deal with Tehran to rein in its nuclear program, Washington's UN ambassador Samantha Power reiterated President Barack Obama's commitment to prevent the Islamic republic from developing atomic weapons. "He will keep his commitment whether the negotiations collapse or produce a diplomatic solution that meets our bottom line," she told some 16,000 attendees at US pro-Israel lobby AIPAC ahead of a speech by visiting Israeli Prime...
  • Report: Islamic State Claims ‘Radioactive Device’ Now in Europe

    12/08/2014 4:01:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/8/14 | Adam Kredo
    An alleged weapons maker for the Islamic State (IS) claimed that a “radioactive device” has been smuggled into an undisclosed location in Europe, according to an intelligence brief released Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group. “A Radioactive Device has entered somewhere in Europe,” according Twitter user Muslim-Al-Britani, who claims to be a freelance jihadist weapons maker now working alongside IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS), according to tweets captured and disseminated by SITE.
  • Obama Says He’ll Send Ground Troops to Fight ISIS, But Only if They Get a Nuclear Weapon

    11/17/2014 8:05:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/17/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Any situation short of the Islamic State obtaining nuclear weapons, and the United States knowing about that, appears to mean that President Obama will not order American ground troops into battle to destroy the terrorist group. Over the weekend, ISIS beheaded a third American, former Army Ranger turned aid worker Peter Kassig. But a day before that news broke, President Obama outlined an extreme scenario under which he would order troops to fight ISIS on the ground in Iraq and Syria. The president made his remarks at the G20 Summit in Australia Saturday. Obama says that he would send ground...
  • Iran can now build and deliver nukes (Clapper to Senate)

    01/29/2014 9:06:46 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 37 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 1/29/2014 | Marissa Newman
    Iran now has all the technical infrastructure to produce nuclear weapons should it make the political decision to do, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wrote in a report to a Senate intelligence committee published Wednesday. However, he added, it could not break out to the bomb without being detected. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! In the “US Intelligence Worldwide Threat Assessment,” delivered to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Clapper reported that Tehran has made significant advances recently in its nuclear program to the point where...
  • Obama Says Iran A Year Away From Nuclear Weapon

    03/14/2013 2:27:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 | CBS DC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran is about a year away from developing a nuclear weapon and the United States remains committed to doing everything in its power to prevent that from happening, President Barack Obama said in an exclusive interview aired Thursday on Israeli TV.
  • (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...
  • Tehran Is Ramping Up Nuclear-Fuel Output

    02/24/2012 10:24:29 PM PST · by U-238 · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/2012 | Jay Solomon
    Iran has significantly increased its stockpile of a purer form of enriched uranium that is closer to weapons grade, according to the United Nations' nuclear watchdog, and has begun to produce it at a fortified mountain site seen as potentially immune from a military strike. The International Atomic Energy Agency on Friday also reported that Iranian officials continue to rebuff the agency's calls to explain growing evidence that shows Tehran has experimented in developing the technologies for atomic weapons. This week, for the second time in a month, Iran denied IAEA inspectors access to sites, scientists and documents that the...
  • Uncle Passing away (thought to be only man to witness all three atom bomb detonations)

    12/07/2011 12:13:51 PM PST · by shoedog · 24 replies
    Obituary published in multiple sources | December 7th, 2011 | self
    Johnston designed the first atomic bomb detonator and is believed to be the only eyewitness to all three 1945 atomic explosions - at White Sands, N.M., and in Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, events that killed some 200,000 people and ended World War II. Johnston was assigned to measure the impact of the bombs. Johnston had just completed his bachelor's degree and begun graduate work at University of California, Berkeley in 1940, when he agreed to follow his mentor, Nobel-prize-winning Luis Alvarez, to Boston to help develop microwave radar at MIT's Radiation Laboratory. By 1943, Johnston had helped develop a...
  • Russia: Israeli threat of strikes on Iran 'a mistake'

    11/07/2011 8:07:20 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | November 7, 2011 | Unattributed
    Military action against Iran would be a "very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences", Russia's foreign minister has warned. Sergei Lavrov said diplomacy, not missile strikes, was the only way to solve the Iranian nuclear problem. His comments come after Israeli President Shimon Peres said an attack on Iran was becoming more likely. Mr Lavrov said it was "far from the first time" Israel had threatened strikes against Iran, when asked for his view on Mr Peres' recent comments. "Our position on this issue is well-known: this would be a very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences," he told reporters....
  • Obama’s New Nuke Policy: Preemptive Appeasement

    04/07/2010 5:34:34 AM PDT · by mattstat · 6 replies · 299+ views
    A horrific scenario I hope never occurs: Washington D.C. was attacked today by Country X. Agents from X unleashed a massive chemical and biological barrage. Tens of thousands lie dead and dying, more are sick. Officials fear the worst as the prevailing winds are carrying the contaminants towards Baltimore. Residents in that coastal town have been fleeing for their lives. Luckily, President Obama was not in the Capitol at the time of the attack. He was however quick to rush to a microphone to assure the world that the United States would not retaliate with nuclear weapons. “My lawyers have...
  • West 'disappointed' at Iran, but no new sanctions discussed (0 folds like wet kleenex)

    11/20/2009 1:14:20 PM PST · by mojito · 12 replies · 587+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/20/2009 | Unattributed
    The West is "disappointed" over Iran's failure to respond positively to a UN-brokered nuclear deal, diplomats said in a statement Friday following a meeting of the UN Security Council's five permanent members plus Germany. However, no new sanctions were discussed during the meeting, according to an EU source. "We urge Iran to reconsider the opportunity offered by this agreement ... and to engage seriously with us in dialogue and negotiations," the statement said, noting that Teheran had not responded positively to the proposal of the International Atomic Energy Agency. An EU official said there was no mention of imposing further...
  • Iran Positions Israel In Its Cross Hairs

    11/06/2009 5:10:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,159+ views ^ | November 6, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Mideast: Iran tests an advanced warhead design as it gets caught shipping weapons to Hezbollah. Syria is reported to give the group operational control over Scud missiles. It's five minutes to midnight. Tyranny abhors a vacuum. While the U.S. and the West dither in Hamlet-like fashion over whatever we shall do in places such as Afghanistan and Iran, the Axis of Evil is in full swing in its plans to destroy Israel and threaten Europe and America. Israel last week seized what it said was the largest arms cache ever intercepted in the region. Israeli navy commandos boarded the Francop,...
  • 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...
  • UN Nuclear Watchdog Hiding Evidence of Iranian Nukes

    08/19/2009 5:10:52 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 294+ views
    The Australian/The Lid ^ | 8/19/09 | The Lid
    The United Nations Nuke Watchdog, IAEA director Dr. Mohammed El-Baradei has a history of appeasing terrorist powers looking to become nuclear, for example the Wall Street Journal described El-Baradei this way: The IAEA director seems intent on undercutting Security Council diplomacy. Just weeks after President George Bush toured the Middle East to build Arab support for pressure on Tehran, Mr. ElBaradei appeared on Egyptian television on Feb. 5 to urge Arabs in the opposite direction, insisting Iran was cooperating and should not be pressured. And as he grows more and more isolated from Western powers intent on disarming Iran, Mr....
  • 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...
  • Powers won't wait for Iran to build nuclear weapon: Obama

    07/10/2009 2:10:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,107+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/09 | Laurent Lozano
    L'AQUILA, Italy (AFP) – US President Barack Obama cranked up pressure on Iran by saying Friday world leaders were "appalled" at post-poll violence and would not stand idly by while Iran builds a nuclear weapon. Welcoming a rare consensus on Iran among the globe's most powerful nations at the L'Aquila summit, Obama told reporters he hoped Tehran would recognize that "world opinion is very clear". The G8 joint declaration expressed "serious concern" over post-election violence in Iran but called for a negotiated resolution to the standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme, giving it until September's G20 summit. "And that's been always...
  • Israel’s Worst Fears

    01/11/2009 6:02:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 46 replies · 1,450+ views
    Newsweek ^ | January 11, 2009
    Israel’s Worst Fears Its U.S. ambassador says the big threat is that Iran has almost enough fuel for its first nuclear weapon. NEWSWEEK Jan 12, 2009 Sallai Meridor has been Israel's ambassador to the United States since 2006. During that time, his government's main strategic worry has been Iran, and that remains so today despite the fighting in Gaza. Israel warns that Iran is making rapid progress toward a nuclear bomb—Meridor calculates that Tehran should have enough fuel for its first bomb sometime in 2009—and that Israel will take military action unless the United States and other allies step in.
  • Barry's First Test: Iran Has The Nuclear Fuel For Its First Bomb

    11/20/2008 7:27:36 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 9 replies · 609+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | November 20, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Terrific news. Maybe it's time for Barry to head over and give Mahmoud that famous talking-to we've heard so much about. Then again, if he waits a week or two, Israel, a country with lots of stones, will just turn the Iranian nuke site into a parking lot for him. No need to worry about that awkward silence that would have ensued after Ahmadinejad stopped laughing at Barry's lecture. But, rest assured, the New York Times says there are substantial barriers to Iran's ability to use the fuel. Like they would have to breach some international agreements and kick out...
  • 'USAF struck Syrian nuclear site'

    11/02/2007 8:51:36 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies · 29+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/2/2007 | JPost Staff
    The September 6 raid over Syria was carried out by the US Air Force, the Al-Jazeera Web site reported Friday. The Web site quoted Israeli and Arab sources as saying that two strategic US jets armed with tactical nuclear weapons carried out an attack on a nuclear site under construction. The sources were quoted as saying that Israeli F-15 and F-16 jets provided cover for the US planes. The sources added that each US plane carried one tactical nuclear weapon and that the site was hit by one bomb and was totally destroyed. At the beginning of October, Israel's military...
  • U.S. nuclear weapon chief fired(too many lapses in security)

    01/05/2007 11:11:37 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 466+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 01/06/07
    U.S. nuclear weapon chief fired 2007-01-06 05:37:42 WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The head of U.S. nuclear weapons agency has been fired following security breakdowns at different federal facilities, including a nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico, CNN reported on Friday. Linton Brooks, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which manages the nation's nuclear weapons labs for the U.S. Energy Department, said in a statement that he would leave the job within two to three weeks, according to the report. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman told reporters that the nuclear agency under Brooks had not adequately corrected security...
  • France tests ballistic missile for nuclear deployment

    11/09/2006 7:57:00 AM PST · by Republicain · 19 replies · 594+ views
    PARIS, Nov 9, 2006 (AFP) - France on Thursday successfully carried out a first test on its new M-51 ballistic missile which is to carry submarine-based nuclear weapons, the defense ministry said. The unarmed missile was fired over the Bay of Biscay from a launch test centre on France's southern Atlantic coast. The M51, with a range of some 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles), is to replace France's existing submarine-based missiles by 2010. "This test flight was carried out ... in conformity with all France's international commitments concerning safety, transparency and non-proliferation," a ministry statement said. Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said...
  • S. Korea - Citizens want nuclear weapons: poll

    10/13/2006 1:48:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 640+ views ^ | 10/12/06
    Citizens want nuclear weapons: poll October 12, 2006 02:28pm A MAJORITY of South Koreans believe Seoul should respond to North Korea's nuclear test announcement by starting its own nuclear weapons program, a survey has found. North Korea said on Monday it had detonated a nuclear device, causing great anxiety in the South, which is still technically at war with its neighbour and directly in the firing line of the North's 1.2 million-strong army. According to today's poll by the major daily JoongAng Ilbo, 65 per cent of respondents have said South Korea should pursue a path to making itself a...
  • North Korea Claims It Is Not Little Boy(it got nukes; ya, we know)

    07/23/2006 3:13:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 470+ views
    Korea Times ^ | 07/23/06 | Park Song-wu
    North Korea Claims It Is Not Little Boy By Park Song-wu Staff Reporter North Korea is not a ``little boy'' as it already has nuclear weapons and will not succumb to the pressure from ``big brothers,'' Kim Gye-gwan, North Korea's vice foreign minister, told three Americans visiting Pyongyang when the North launched missiles. The plural form of brother indicates that the North was irritated by the pressure not only from the United States but also from China, its long-time communist ally and the main provider of humanitarian goods. The Nautilus Institute, a U.S. think tank on security and sustainability, posted...
  • Indian nuclear data on thorium unique, valuable: IAEA-CRP

    03/11/2006 10:01:23 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 15 replies · 690+ views
    PTI ^ | Sunday, March 12, 2006 10:24:47 am | PTI
    MUMBAI: The International Atomic Energy Agency's Co-ordinated Research Project has described the Indian nuclear data on thorium as unique and of high quality and its contribution very valuable for the international nuclear community. The nuclear data on thorium is much better than the six-decade data on natural uranium U-238 in both light water and pressurised heavy water reactors. "With these new evaluations done through the CRP on thorium, India has joined select band of criticality safety benchmark," Andrej Trkov, IAEA Scientific Secretary of Coordinated Research Project (CRP), said. The main Indian contribution is completion of the KAMINI reactor benchmark which...
  • AIPAC conference starts with tough message towards Iran (Bolton)

    03/05/2006 1:03:29 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 4 replies · 464+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 5, 2006 | NATHAN GUTTMAN
    The US will use "all the tools" at its disposal to stop the threat the Iranian regime poses. US ambassador to the UN John Bolton sent Sunday a tough message towards Teheran and urged the international community to take action quickly in order to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear capability. "The longer we wait to confront the threat Iran poses, the harder and more intractable it will become to solve," Bolton told a crowd of 5,000 AIPAC members at the lobby's annual policy conference in Washington. On the eve of the discussion at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about...
  • Agency: Iran Document for Nuclear Weapons

    01/31/2006 12:08:49 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 11 replies · 525+ views
    AP ^ | January 31, 2006 | GEORGE JAHN
    A document obtained by Iran on the nuclear black market serves no other purpose than to make an atomic bomb, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday. The finding was made in a report prepared for presentation to the 35-nation IAEA board when it meets, starting Thursday, on whether to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council, which has the power to impose economic and political sanctions on Iran. The report was made available in full to The Associated Press.
  • Iran already has the bomb

    01/31/2006 9:17:46 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 66 replies · 2,377+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 31, 2006 | URI DAN
    Rafi Eitan suspects that Iran already has enough enriched uranium fissionable material to manufacture at least one or two atom bombs of the Hiroshima type. "Otherwise Iranian President Ahmadinejad would not have dared come out with his declaration that Israel should be wiped off the map," repeating it in various versions. His efforts at denying the Holocaust in which six million Jews were slaughtered prove that there is method in Ahmadinejad's madness. "Don't treat him like a madman," Chief of General Staff Dan Halutz recently cautioned. Eitan's assessment of the situation is especially important because of his extensive intelligence experience...
  • Tehran plans a nuclear weapons test before March 20, 2006 – the Iranian New Year

    01/22/2006 2:57:22 PM PST · by strategofr · 68 replies · 2,734+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | January 22, 2006, 9:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
    Tehran plans a nuclear weapons test before March 20, 2006 – the Iranian New Year, moves Shahab-3 missiles within striking range of Israel. Reporting this, the dissident Foundation for Democracy in Iran, a US-based watch group, cites sources in the US and Iran. The FDI adds from Iran: on June 16, the high command of the Revolutionary Guards Air Force ordered Shahab-3 missile units to move mobile launchers every 24 hours instead of weekly. This is in view of a potential pre-emptive strike by the US or Israel. Advance Shahab-3 units have been positioned in Kermanshah and Hamad within striking...
  • Iran can now produce its own yellowcake

    01/03/2006 11:51:15 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 32 replies · 1,191+ views
    World Tribune ^ | January 3, 2006
    Iran, in what has been regarded as a major step, has announced development of technology to separate uranium from its ore. The Iranian Atomic Energy Organization has achieved indigenous capability to separate uranium from its ore, officials said. They said the technology, known as a mixer-settler, would enable the extraction of uranium from the mined ore to produce concentrated uranium oxide, or yellowcake. "The mixer-settler can be used effectively in the fuel cycle for producing zirconium and uranium," an Iranian engineer told state television on Jan. 1. "It minimizes the use of solvent and has a recycling mechanism." In 2003,...
  • American Hiroshima

    12/04/2005 12:37:04 PM PST · by mgiorgino · 54 replies · 1,297+ views ^ | December 5, 2005 | Michael Giorgino
    “First call, first call to Colors.” Lieutenant Commander Thomas Carter stood at attention on the flight deck of USS RONALD REAGAN. He waited in silent anticipation for the first strains of the “Star Spangled Banner,” the signal for the petty officers of the watch to begin raising the extra large flag, only displayed on Sundays and holidays. Tom loved weekend duty—a heart-pumping bike ride up the Strand, bounding up to the Quarterdeck (“Good morning, Sir!), shower, uniform, coffee, Quarters and then observing Colors—that bright, broad and magnificent flag rising over the blue-green water of San Diego Bay under the sleek...
  • IAEA: Iran obtained A-bomb recipe

    11/18/2005 10:54:10 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 15 replies · 639+ views
    AP ^ | November 18, 2005
    Iran obtained detailed instructions on how to set up the complicated process of enriching uranium, which can used to make nuclear arms, from the black market network run by a Pakistani scientist, the U.N. atomic monitoring agency said Friday. In a confidential report, the International Atomic Energy Agency also said Iran was not giving inspectors access to a sensitive site that could be used to store equipment indicating whether the military is running a secret nuclear program. The five-page report seen by The Associated Press was prepared for Thursday's meeting of the IAEA's 35-nation board, which could decide to refer...
  • FDNY Prepares For Worst [Nuclear Attack]

    10/22/2005 3:30:06 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 5 replies · 604+ views
    NY1 ^ | October 22, 2005
    It's no secret the city's Police and Fire Departments are preparing for possible terrorist attacks, but now there's word that one of the main threats the FDNY is planning for is a nuclear attack. The FDNY says it's been training to combat threats like dirty bomb attacks or the detonation of a crude nuclear device. The department says it's particularly concerned about attacks on skyscrapers in Midtown Manhattan which would cause hundreds of thousands of casualties. As many as 3,000 firefighters have been trained as hazardous materials specialists, and every unit is now outfitted with radiation devices. The news comes...
  • N. Korea: Papers Show N. Korea Sought Nukes in 1960s(it's not Bush's fault)

    05/17/2005 9:20:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 391+ views
    AP ^ | 05/17/05 | WILLIAM C. MANN
    Papers Show N. Korea Sought Nukes in 1960s By WILLIAM C. MANN, Associated Press Writer Tue May 17, 3:19 AM ET WASHINGTON - North Korea began nagging its communist allies as early as the 1960s to obtain a nuclear reactor with the intent of launching a hidden weapons program, according to former Soviet bloc documents released Tuesday. Over the next two decades, responses generally were negative, sometimes to the point of hostility. Having largely failed during the Cold War, North Korea in the years since then as put together a nuclear program that the Bush administration considers the equal of...
  • N. Korea: S. Korea is under N. Korean Nuclear Umbrella(Is this a threat?)

    05/06/2005 6:05:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 630+ views
    Yonhap News (via ^ | 05/06/05 | Choi Sun-yong
    /begin my translation<N. Korea: S. Korea is under N. Korean Nuclear Umbrella>Yonhap News 05/06/05Choi Sun-yong(Seoul: Yonhap News)  The National Peace and Unification Committee(Jo-pyong-tong) of N. Korea, while assailing remarks of Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon regarding N. Korean nuclear problem during his press conference today, drew attention by proclaiming that S. Korea is now benefiting from 'N. Korean nuclear umbrella.'Jo-pyong-tong claimed that it is true that S. Korea is benefiting from N. Korean nuclear deterrence, adding, "With S. Korea benefiting from our Military First Policy and nuclear umbrella, it should be condemning U.S. for blaming  Korean people for the horrors of war." Their claim of benefiting from their...
  • Sleepwalking To Disaster In Iran

    04/17/2005 3:26:53 AM PDT · by Ardavan Bahrami · 22 replies · 1,109+ views
    Scoop ^ | 15 April 2005 | Scott Ritter
    Dog Skin Report: Sleepwalking To Disaster In Iran Below is a piece by former US Marine and UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter. It deserves to be read and re-read. And passed on. In the run-up to the Iraq invasion, information that completely contradicted the BushCo. line was readily available for all those with an open mind and anything beyond flat-line brain activity. published many of these reports. I can say with more than a little pride that 99% of what we reported proved true. Contrast that with the claims from BushCo. We’ve moved far beyond Fox News’ “We lie,...
  • Israel Presents Aerial Photos of Iran Nuclear Sites to Bush

    04/12/2005 5:04:38 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 39 replies · 1,385+ views
    AFP ^ | 12 April 2005
    Ariel Sharon’s military attache presented aerial photos of Iranian nuclear installations during the Israeli prime minister’s summit with US President George W. Bush, Israeli public radio reported on Tuesday. General Yoav Gallan, who accompanied Sharon to Monday’s talks at Bush’s Texas ranch, presented the photos as well as information gathered by the Israeli intelligence services on Teheran’s nuclear programme. The radio, which did not give details on how the photos were taken, said the images proved that the Iranian nuclear programme was at a “very advanced” stage. White House spokesman Scott McClellan confirmed the two leaders had “talked about their...
  • Proliferation terror: Time for a new deterrence strategy

    03/12/2005 10:00:57 AM PST · by Barbarian6 · 4 replies · 458+ views ^ | 12 March 2005 | LTC Joseph C. Myers
    All the critics of the Bush Strategy have it wrong, the basic strategy is sound; where it needs to be strengthened is in the area of deterrence. The Bush strategy statements in Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction really fail to warn others, whether they are friend or foe, from proliferating technologies to second or third parties that may result in a catastrophic event on U.S. soil. Needless to say a nuclear detonation in a major U.S. city would have incalculable, far-ranging global reverberations beyond the direct physical destruction. Therefore, what is required is a new statement of U.S. proliferation deterrence...
  • Bush warns Europe of Islamic alliance

    02/18/2005 8:19:38 PM PST · by JesseJane · 60 replies · 1,368+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 19, 2005 | Roy Eccleston
    GEORGE W. Bush is calling on Europe to join the US in increasing pressure on Syria and Iran to reform, as the two Middle Eastern nations tout a new strategic Islamic alliance against US and Israeli "plots". With Tehran's alleged nuclear ambitions the new flashpoint in the volatile region, Mr Bush also warned that the US would support Israel in any military action against Iran. At a press conference ahead of his visit to Europe next week, the US President promised to work with European leaders to produce a strategy to prevent Tehran developing a nuclear bomb. But he gave...
  • Our borderline security

    12/19/2004 10:40:02 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 10 replies · 345+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | December 27, 2004 Issue | Lou Dobbs
    It remains to be seen whether intelligence reform legislation will produce substantive improvements in our national security. Republicans and Democrats alike certainly hope so, as do we all. But Congress and the White House failed to approve other reforms passed by the House of Representatives that would have ensured heightened border security and the ability to control immigrant documentation and identification, which the 9/11 commission recommended. The debate over intelligence legislation, thanks to Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner and Duncan Hunter, did succeed in raising the level of a critical political and public dialogue on the importance of securing our borders and...
  • Iran Dug Tunnel for Military Network

    11/27/2004 10:48:32 AM PST · by milwguy · 17 replies · 1,455+ views
    reuters ^ | 11/27/2004 | milwguy
    BERLIN, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Iran is working on a secret nuclear programme for military purposes despite promising the European Union it would halt all activities related to uranium enrichment, the news magazine Der Spiegel said on Saturday. The magazine said it had obtained documents from an unnamed intelligence agency showing that Iran had dug a secret tunnel near an Isfahan facility preparing raw uranium for enrichment, even though operations there had been stopped. Iran, which has repeatedly denied trying to develop nuclear weapons, promised the European Union on Nov. 14 it would halt all activities related to uranium enrichment,...
  • Putin: Russia Building Nuclear Weapon U.S. Won't Have

    11/17/2004 6:53:01 AM PST · by crushelits · 102 replies · 3,991+ views ^ | Nov. 17, 2004 |
    Russia Developing New Nuclear Missile. MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia is developing a new form of nuclear missile unlike those held by other countries, news agencies reported. Speaking at a meeting of the Armed Forces' leadership, Putin reportedly said that Russia is researching and successfully testing new nuclear missile systems. ``I am sure that ... they will be put in service within the next few years and, what is more, they will be developments of the kind that other nuclear powers do not and will not have,'' Putin was quoted as saying by the ITAR-Tass...
  • Iran: Israel To Bomb Iran's Nuclear Power Plant

    08/30/2004 12:43:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies · 1,685+ views
    /begin my translationIsrael To Bomb A Iran's Nuclear Power Plant Israel informed U.S. that, in order to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, she plans to bomb Busheher Nuclear Power Plant, under construction in Iran, if Russian-supplied fuel rods are put into its reactor(s.) The fuel rods are now at a Russian port, which are to be shipped in the first half of next year. 24 years ago, Israel's squadron of (F-15's and) F-16's bombed Iraq's Osirak Reactor which was being constructed using French technology, stopping Iraq's nuclear weapon's program on its track. /end my translation
  • German weekly: Iran reportedly building nuclear weapons

    09/07/2003 6:48:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 164+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | September 07 2003
    The German weekly Tagesspiegel am Sonntag reports that dozens of Iranian scientists are secretly working on the construction of nuclear weapons. The publication bases its information on Western intelligence sources. The Iranian government insists that its nuclear facilities are only used for peaceful purposes. Iran has offered to allow inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency, but only if they are announced in advance.