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  • Russia Deploying Tactical Nuclear Arms in Crimea

    10/11/2014 3:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 10, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russia is moving tactical nuclear weapons systems into recently-annexed Crimea while the Obama administration is backing informal talks aimed at cutting U.S. tactical nuclear deployments in Europe. Three senior House Republican leaders wrote to President Obama two weeks ago warning that Moscow will deploy nuclear missiles and bombers armed with long-range air launched cruise missiles into occupied Ukrainian territory. “Locating nuclear weapons on the sovereign territory of another state without its permission is a devious and cynical action,” states the letter signed by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) and two subcommittee chairmen....
  • Obama Wants Iran to Have Nukes

    10/07/2014 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama simply does not get it or refuses to do so. His failure puts us closer to a nuclear cataclysm with every passing day The President’s lack of attention and indifference to years of intelligence reports and analysis is leading to a potential horror in which Iran fulfills its quest to make its own nuclear weapons. It already has the missile capacity to deliver them throughout the Middle East and to Europe. On October 6th Secretary of State John Kerry received a letter signed by 354 members of the House of Representatives that said in part “We are concerned that...
  • 18 absolutely critical quotes on the most dangerous foreign policy threat the U.S. is ignoring

    10/02/2014 9:54:04 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 3 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-10-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    “In short, there is a new Cold War in progress, with our old adversaries back in the game, more powerful than they have been for decades, and with America more confused and tentative than it has been since the Carter years.”
  • An Emboldened Iran Takes the Stage at the United Nations

    09/26/2014 9:28:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Why prospects for cooperation with the Islamic Republic look dimmer than ever. On Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations in a replete with anti-Western sentiments, anti-Semitism, tiresome tropes regarding the genesis of terror, and promises to continue pursuing his nation’s nuclear program. While acknowledging that terror had become a global issue, Rouhani sought to put the blame everywhere else. “Today’s anti-Westernism is the offspring of yesterday’s colonialism,” Rouhani insisted, proceeding to take a none-too-subtle shot at America, noting that “certain intelligence agencies have put blades in the hands of madmen, who now spare no one.”
  • U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms

    09/22/2014 11:04:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/22/2014 | By WILLIAM J. BROAD and DAVID E. SANGER
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A sprawling new plant here in a former soybean field makes the mechanical guts of America’s atomic warheads. Bigger than the Pentagon, full of futuristic gear and thousands of workers, the plant, dedicated last month, modernizes the aging weapons that the United States can fire from missiles, bombers and submarines. It is part of a nationwide wave of atomic revitalization that includes plans for a new generation of weapon carriers. A recent federal study put the collective price tag, over the next three decades, at up to a trillion dollars. This expansion comes under a president...
  • Why Nuclear Weapons Continue to be Central to Putin and Russia

    09/20/2014 12:58:31 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    The majority of Russia’s ICBMs are reaching the end of their service life, meaning that the deployment and modernization of current and new missiles is crucial to maintaining Russia’s nuclear capabilities. Currently, a majority of Russia’s ICBM consists of older SS-18, SS-19 and SS-25 ICBMs which have been in service since the USSR. Russia is set to replace these older missiles with newer and more advanced 108 RS-24 Yars-M (SS-29), Topol-Ms (SS-27)(mobile and silo-based), as well as 30 SS-19 in nine divisions by 2016. ICBMs are not the only part of Russia’s attempts to retain its nuclear posture. ICBMs form...
  • The United States should be nervous about the Scottish independence referendum

    09/10/2014 1:44:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 9, 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Next week’s referendum on Scottish independence has largely flown under the radar screen here in the United States. The cable news networks have devoted little attention so far to the issue, as the Isil threat in the Middle East continues to dominate international coverage. There has been no polling conducted on the Scottish question in the US, and it is doubtful that many Americans outside of the Washington policy bubble or the financial milieu of New York are particularly exercised by the outcome of a vote taking place over 3,000 miles away. They should be concerned, however. What happens in...
  • Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister

    09/04/2014 12:15:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 2, 2014 | Damien Sharkov
    Kiev has received threats of nuclear retaliation from Russia through unofficial channels if it continues to fight pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Valeriy Heletey, announced on his Facebook page on Monday. “The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in the case of continued resistance they are ready to use a tactical nuclear weapon against us,” Heletey’s statement reads. The minister goes on to say that Russia’s “hybrid war” in Ukraine is at an end, accusing the Kremlin of attempting a “full-scale invasion”. Heletey called for all Ukrainian forces to “consolidate”...
  • On this Day in 1962: Infantry Nuke Test

    07/18/2014 2:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WeaponsMan blog ^ | July 17, 2014
    The USA fired its last above-ground nuclear test at a test site in Nevada on this day, 17 July, in 1962. The operation was a culmination exercise that brought together nuclear warhead tests (code-named Little Feller, as a nod to the W54 warhead’s light weight and low yield) and nuclear weapons employment maneuvers code-named Ivy Flats. The test was a pretty-much full-spectrum test of an actual tactical nuke, and a very unusual one — a nuclear infantry weapon called the Davy Crockett. A lot of tripe is written about the Davy Crockett, including that it could not fire a projectile...
  • Iraqi ‘Terrorist Groups’ Have Seized Nuclear Materials

    07/11/2014 6:36:44 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    Time ^ | 7/10/14 | Burnett
    Iraqi ‘Terrorist Groups’ Have Seized Nuclear Materials Stephanie Burnett @stephy_burnett July 10, 2014 Approximately 88 pounds of uranium compounds stored at an Iraq university have been taken, though they are likely unenriched and so difficult to make weapons from Iraq has told the U.N. that Islamist insurgents have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Mosul University in northern Iraq, according to Reuters. Approximately 88 pounds (40 kilograms) of uranium compounds were stored at the university, wrote Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on July 8.
  • World View: Narendra Modi May Change India's 'No First Use' Nuclear Policy

    04/08/2014 11:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | April 8, 2014 | John J. Xenakis
    India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is widely expected to win India's parliamentary elections, the first round of which began on Monday. India is the largest democracy in the world, and so national elections are helpd in separate regions over a five-week period. Self-described Hindutva (Hindu nationalist) Narendra Modi is the head of BJP, and he's promising a substantially more aggressive foreign policy for India, including a promise to get tougher in territorial disputes with China. He's the "hope and change" candidate for this election, and he's expected to become the next prime minister. Modi is also promising to review India's...
  • 'Small' Nuclear War Could Trigger Catastrophic Cooling

    03/28/2014 12:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 26, 2014 | Charles Q. Choi
    Even a relatively small regional nuclear war could trigger global cooling, damage the ozone layer and cause droughts for more than a decade, researchers say. These findings should further spur the elimination of the more than 17,000 nuclear weapons that exist today, scientists added. During the Cold War, a nuclear exchange between superpowers was feared for years. One potential consequence of such a global nuclear war was "nuclear winter," wherein nuclear explosions sparked huge fires whose smoke, dust and ash blotted out the sun, resulting in a "twilight at noon" for weeks. Much of humanity might eventually die from the...
  • Ukraine Leader In New Leaked Recording: 8 Million Russians In Ukraine "Must Be Killed With Nuclear

    03/24/2014 11:03:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/24/14 | Tyler Durden
    <p>While the NSA is busy justifying its spying of every American its existence thanks to famous Moscow resident Edward Snowden, its Russian counterparts have been busy intercepting even more phone Ukrainian conversations.</p> <p>After a month ago a leaked phone call between US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt confirmed that it was the US that was pulling the strings in what was about to be a violent coup overthrowing Ukraine's president Yanukovich, "someone" has just leaked another phone conversation, this time between parliamentarian Nestor Shufrych and former PM and ideological leader of the Ukraine "revolution" Yulia Tymoshenko and most probable future president of West Ukraine, in which Tymoshenko is makes the following threats, "It’s going too far! Bugger! We must grab arms and go whack those damn katsaps [a Ukrainian word used to refer to the Russians in a negative tone] together with their leader", "I’ll use all my connections, I’ll raise the whole world – as soon as I’m able to – in order to make sure.. Bugger!.. not even scorched earth won’t remain where Russia stands" although all her empty threats collapse in the last sentence of the phone conversation in which she says, regarding the Crimea annexation, that "we are going to take it to the Hague International Criminal Court." Good luck with that.</p>
  • Thank God She Lost: Bitter Sarah Palin Calls for the Nuking of Russia ASAP (Rent-free since '08)

    03/09/2014 7:05:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | March 8, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    Sarah Palin was in rare form tonight at CPAC. The crowd loved her, more than any other speaker. She said if she doesn’t run for President, she loves Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Though she gave a rousing rendition of a rage-filled Green Eggs and Ham riff, proving that she is still the Queen of mean girl spite, Palin predictably tripped over reality when she was instructing President Obama on foreign policy. “Mr. President,” she spat, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.” Translation: Nuke Russia now or else...
  • Only Americans Fear Obama

    03/06/2014 1:49:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 6, 2014 | William L. Gensert
    Once Barack Obama warned Putin to stand down in the Crimea, its occupation by Russian troops was assured. As Syria showed the world recently, and the Ukraine shows today, Barack Obama needs to learn how to shut his mouth. Yet, who knew when he said, “there will be costs,” we would be the ones to pay? To paraphrase Lincoln, it is better to shut up and be thought weak than to open your mouth and prove it. Someone should tell Barry. Every time his mouth writes a check his butt won’t cash, he weakens America and makes the world a...
  • The Threat to America's Nukes

    02/25/2014 9:04:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 25, 2014 | Michael Krepon
    he wages of austerity are coming due for America’s military. On Monday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a major downsizing of the U.S. Army. He wants to retire the A-10 Warthog fleet of ground-support aircraft and the venerable U-2 manned spy planes. And he’s cutting the operations of the Navy’s cruiser fleet in half. So far, Hagel has been silent about reductions in nuclear forces, promising to preserve all three legs of the so-called triad — missiles, bombers and submarines — while making “important investments to preserve a safe, secure, reliable and effective nuclear force.” But reductions in nuclear...
  • Iranian commander: We have targets within America

    02/02/2014 7:56:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2014 | Katie McHugh
    A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S. attack the Islamic Republic. “America, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full understanding of the power of the Islamic Republic,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised interview. “We have recognized America’s military strategy, and have arranged our abilities, and have identified centers in America [for attack] that will create a shock.” Reports indicate that terrorist Hezbollah forces — allies of Iran — have infiltrated the U.S. and have mapped out...
  • Pentagon: U.S. Not Capable of Detecting Foreign Nuke Threats (US unclassified report)

    01/25/2014 11:56:28 AM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    American intelligence and security agencies are not currently capable of detecting when foreign nations are building nuclear weapons or ramping up their existing programs, according to a newly released Pentagon report that faults a range of U.S. agencies. “The nation is not yet organized or fully equipped” to detect clandestine nuclear activities across the globe, and in most cases “current solutions are either inadequate, or more often, do not exist,” according to the report, which was compiled over three years by the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board.
  • 24 cartoons and Photoshops that show the folly of Obama's policy on Iran...

    01/14/2014 4:16:11 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
    As reports and op-eds come out today explaining how America and the world are really bending over for Iran Obama spins it as...ready? "Give peace a chance"That's all he is saying :-/Here are some cartoons, Photoshop graphics and memes that communicate how the end result of this attitude will be anything but peace...
  • Iranian General: US Pursuing Diplomacy Because They Cannot Defeat Us Militarily

    01/14/2014 3:17:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | January 14, 2014
    "Had the enemy been able to confront us militarily, it would have already taken action." On Tuesday, Iranian news agency FARS reported the comments of Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi, who stated that the United States and Israel had no capacity to defeat Iran militarily. “Had the enemy been able to confront us militarily, it would have already taken action,” Salehi stated. He said that the talks proved that the West was unwilling to confront Iran: “Given their weakness in the military dimension, they have opted for the political arena and we will certainly succeed in this...
  • Pakistani Islamists Were Plotting Nuclear Bomb Attack on India

    12/29/2013 10:50:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    One of India’s most wanted and Indian Mujahideen co-founder Muhammad Ahmad Zarar Siddibapa alias Yasin Bhatkal was arrested at the India-Nepal border in August. Bhatkal was accused of several bomb blasts in the last few years. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Indian Islamist Yasin Bhatkal told officials he was planning a nuclear attack on India with the support of the mujahideen in Pakistan. The Times of India reported, via Religion of Peace: The prospect of terror organisations getting their hands on a nuclear device has long concerned both security agencies and thriller writers. Now, it seems Indian Mujahideen India chief Ahmad Zarar Siddibappa alias...
  • Nuclear Gangbangers Have Upper Hand on Global Police

    12/12/2013 5:08:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The gangster state of North Korea became a nuclear power in 2006-2007, despite lots of foreign aid aimed at precluding just such proliferation -- help usually not otherwise accorded such a loony dictatorship. Apparently the civilized world rightly suspected that if nuclear, Pyongyang would either export nuclear material and expertise to other unstable countries, or bully its successful but non-nuclear neighbors -- or both. The United States has given billions of dollars in foreign aid to Pakistan, whose Islamist gangs have spearheaded radical anti-American terrorism. Since a corrupt Pakistan went nuclear in 1998, it has been able to extort...
  • Iran Will Not Have an Atomic Bomb. Period.

    12/03/2013 1:21:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 24, 2013 | Roger L. Simon
    Sorry for the corny title of this article — I was going to call it “It’s the Centrifuges, Stupid!” — but as a Hollywood movie executive famously said in a script meeting, “Obviousness is your friend.” He was right about screenplays and he’s right here. No one believes Barack Obama about anything anymore. Why should they? The new Iran deal is Obamacare II, only worse, a thousand megatons worse. So many things are wrong with the agreement coming out of Geneva, it’s hard to know where to begin (for an excellent overall go to The Israel Project’s Tower website or...
  • Faith-Based Negotiations: When liberals meet mullahs

    11/29/2013 12:53:19 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/9/2013 | REUEL MARC GERECHT
    ...Following in the footsteps of Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, Ali Khamenei tries to steal the charisma attached to Shiism’s magical imams and fuse it to the raw, coercive power of a twentieth-century totalitarian dictator. Like his predecessor as supreme leader, Khamenei sees Islam as under siege from the West, and especially the United States. “In the military, political, and economic wars, in every arena where there is a test of strength, you, the believer, must stand firm against the enemy [the United States], your will must overcome the determination of the enemy,” he told his militant audience...
  • Estimate: Iran Could Produce a Nuclear Weapon Within 36 Days

    11/28/2013 12:41:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    INN ^ | 11/28/2013, 8:38 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Iran could be armed with a nuclear weapon within just over a month, Maariv reports Thursday. The report was forwarded to diplomats and international experts this week. Israeli experts have estimated that Tehran’s schedule for nuclear enrichment has only been delayed for up to two weeks, according to the report, less than one week after a deal has been reached between Western powers and the Iranian government regarding the nuclear program. … The concern in Israel is that Iran will wait for an international crisis, or an internal crisis in the United States, as a prime opportunity to drop a...
  • A Victory for Iran

    11/26/2013 9:46:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Ninety percent of the American opinion elite will fall for the old "historic breakthrough" conceit every time. The appeal of getting enemies in a room together, where they will shed their animosity and "reason together," is so profound that nothing as tiresome as experience can diminish its allure. Don't talk to Secretary of State John Kerry or President Barack Obama of the League of Nations (which enjoyed such success ensuring world peace) or the Kellogg-Briand Pact, the 1928 treaty that outlawed war as an instrument of national policy. Fifty-four countries, including all the major belligerents of World War II, signed...
  • Iran, a Dangerous Obamacare Diversion

    11/26/2013 9:25:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Does anyone with credibility like this deal Obama's team made with Iran? I'm not seeing much encouragement as I scan the news covering the subject. Ask yourself this: What was so urgent about securing a deal that will allow Iran to pursue nuclear development in exchange for our releasing the sanctions? Did you do a double take on that formulation? You should have. Nor did the administration even lift a finger in these negotiations to secure the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, whom Iran has imprisoned based on entirely trumped-up charges. The administration said, "The P5+1 talks focused exclusively...
  • Will congressional Democrats destroy Obama’s Iran deal?

    11/25/2013 2:24:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 25, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Short answer: Probably not. Longer answer: Probably not, but with a member of the leadership talking tough and Democratic aides refusing to give lefty bloggers a straight answer when they’re asked if they have O’s back on this, no one knows for sure. I’d guess the odds of a revolt are 10 percent — but check back with me in a week if HHS misses the November 30th deadline to upgrade Healthcare.gov. If Obama can’t get that done, droves of Dems might decide to abandon ship. Less than a day after the news broke that a deal has been reached...
  • Cruz: Iranian Nuclear Deal Correctly Identified as “Historic Mistake”

    11/25/2013 12:20:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    United States Senator Ted Cruz's Office ^ | November 24, 2013 | Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement on the interim agreement on Iran's nuclear program: "According to the interim agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program that was reached this weekend in Geneva, not one centrifuge will be destroyed. Not one pound of enriched uranium will leave Iran. Not one American unjustly detained in Iran's notorious prisons will be released. But Iran will start to receive, in a matter of days, $7 billion in relief from international economics sanctions. "All the smiling embraces between diplomats after the interim deal was signed notwithstanding, the Iranian regime remains a...
  • Obama Crushes the Neocons (Industrial-strength anti-Semitic radical leftism)

    11/25/2013 12:11:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 25, 2013 | Michael Tomasky
    The agreement signed with Iran on Sunday is a momentous step forward. Yet Republicans will try to subvert the success by playing to their Obama-hating base.Well, the ayatollah appears to have lent his provisional support to the historic U.S.-Iran accord announced Saturday night. In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said the deal “can be the basis for further intelligent actions.” Now we just need sign-off from our American ayatollahs. But the early indications are that the Republicans, eager to perform Bibi Netanyahu’s bidding—not that they needed a second reason to oppose something Barack Obama did—will...
  • Gamechanger: Inside the Historic Iran Nuclear Deal (Makes Iran a regional superpower?)

    11/24/2013 2:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 24, 2013 | Christopher Dickey
    Once again the Obama administration pulls the United States away from the path to war, but that’s not the same as peace. Forget “apocalypse now” for now. The diplomatic agreement Iran reached in the wee hours of Sunday morning with the United States, Britain, Russia, China, Germany and France (yes, even reluctant France) stops Tehran’s rush toward the potential production of nuclear weapons. It makes it difficult—if not impossible—for Israel to start a war to try to eliminate that threat, and in return, it offers only very modest relief from the draconian sanctions crippling the Iranian economy. If Americans are...
  • Canada 'deeply skeptical' about Iran's intentions

    11/24/2013 2:19:40 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 24, 2013 | Jpost.com.staff
    Canada is "deeply skeptical" about Iran's intentions, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said on Sunday. "Every diplomatic [effort] should be taken to ensure that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon," Baird said. He added that effective sanctions brought the Iranian regime to its more moderate front, and led to the interim deal signed in Geneva. Canada will therefore continue to impose its sanctions on the Islamic Republic in full force, Baird said. "A nuclear Iran is not just a threat to Canada or its allies but it would also seriously damage the integrity of decades of work for nuclear...
  • Syrian government welcomes Iran nuclear deal

    11/24/2013 11:05:52 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 24, 2013 | AP & Gavriel Fiske
    Damascus media hails ‘historic agreement’ Damascus welcomed the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran as a “historic agreement,” Syrian state media said Sunday Iran agreed with the US and five other world powers to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program for six months in exchange for limited and gradual sanctions relief. Iran is a chief backer of President Bashar Assad’s government. Opposition activists fear the deal will take international pressure off of Iran and embolden Syria’s government to use an even harder hand in the country’s three year old civil war.
  • Netanyahu: Iran deal "historic mistake" that makes world more dangerous

    11/24/2013 1:23:20 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/24/2013 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu characterized the agreement signed with Iran early Sunday morning as a historic mistake. Directly contrasting US President Barack Obama who praised the agreement as opening a "new path toward a world that is more secure," Netanyahu – speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting -- said the world has become more dangerous as a result. Iran, according to Netanyahu, received the right to enrich uranium as well as sanction relief in exchange for only cosmetic Iranian concessions. Netanyahu, who said the deal threatens Israel, reiterated what he has said in the past, that Israel is not obligated...
  • SHOCKING… Nuclear Deal Includes $4.2 Billion in Aid Relief to Iran –VIDEO (From your pockets)

    11/23/2013 8:51:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 23, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Unbelievable! FOX News just reported that the US will give the Iranian regime over $4 billion in aid. The deal was announced tonight.Here’s the video segment from FOX News:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Yeshiva News reported: Early reports state that Iran received a break of $4 billion in sanctions relief. Iran will get access to $4.2 billion in foreign exchange as part of an agreement under which it will curb its nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, a Western diplomat said on Sunday. The Iranian regime is reporting on the deal today.
  • Oakland won't halt surveillance center

    11/22/2013 9:21:27 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 3 replies
    Inside Bay Area News ^ | November 20, 2013 | Mathew Artz
    Council members voted 6-1 to sever ties with the firm it had picked to complete the $10.9 million Domain Awareness Center because it violated a quarter-century old city law restricting Oakland from doing business with companies tied to nuclear weapons. Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney cast the opposition vote based on general concerns about the project. The surveillance center, being developed in partnership with the Port of Oakland, is supposed to help police solve crimes, and help first responders better serve residents during emergencies. But opponents say it will give authorities the ability to stockpile information on city residents and target...
  • Let’s Make a Deal (with Iran's Homicidal Mullahs)

    11/20/2013 2:29:28 PM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/19/2013 | Thomas L. Friedman
    ...[T]his tacit Israeli-Sunni Arab cooperation is not based on any sort of reconciliation, but on the tribal tradition that my enemy’s enemy is my friend — and the enemy is Iran, which has been steadily laying the groundwork to build a nuclear weapon. Diplomats and ministers from Israel and the Israel lobby have been working Congress, while officials from Arab Gulf states have been telling the Obama administration directly the same message: how much they oppose the proposed deal that Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany have drafted to trade...
  • Israel Warns US: Iran Building ICBMs for YOU, not for Us

    11/20/2013 9:27:58 AM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 25 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Israel is openly opposed to the nuclear weapons deal the United States seems dead set on consummating with Iran. The goal of that deal is the easing of international sanctions on Iran in exchange for Iran taking limited steps suggesting a possible shift away from its goal of acquiring nuclear weapons. The disagreement between the U.S. and Israel about the wisdom of this deal has become what many are calling a significant strain between the two allies. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned against the deal last week, calling it “a bad deal, a very, very bad deal,” and Israel...
  • Most Israelis distrust US on Iran, poll finds

    11/15/2013 10:31:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 14, 2013, 12:49 pm | Gavriel Fiske
    A majority of Jewish Israelis believe that Israel cannot rely on the United States to ensure the security of the Jewish state during negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, according to a poll published Thursday. A full 55 percent of Israeli Jews felt that the US cannot be relied upon to safeguard Israel’s security during the Iranian talks, with 31% saying the Americans could be trusted on the issue and 14% stating that they did not have an opinion on the matter, according to the poll, which was commissioned by Israel Radio and conducted among a representative sample of...
  • Why Does Obama Want Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons?

    11/09/2013 9:47:49 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 54 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 9, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Why Does Obama Want Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons?By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — November 8, 2013 … Why would the leader of the free world, of the United States want to provide nuclear weapons to Iran? Iran, a nation founded on Sharia law, Islamic Jihad. Iran, which was responsible for the kidnapping of US diplomats in 1979. The US Marine massacre in Beirut, Lebanon on Oct. 23, 1983. Iran, responsible for the kidnapping and murder of U.S. Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon. Iran, which attacked the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992 murdering 29...
  • Iran Nuclear Talks Ignore Concerns of Israel and Middle East Allies

    11/09/2013 7:28:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2013 | Nightwatch
    Pakistan-Pakistani Taliban: The Pakistani Taliban rejected peace talks with the government on Thursday after electing hardline militant Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader. Earlier this month militant sources said that the consultative Shura council of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chose Khan Said Mehsud known as Sajna as the new leader. But the election of Sajna, who leads the Pakistani Taliban in South Waziristan, reportedly was opposed by Taliban's other groups. Fazlullah was reported to have strongly objected to the choice of Sajna. Shahidullah Shahid, the main spokesman for the TTP said talks with the government were a "waste of time"...
  • Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

    11/01/2013 4:47:24 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 57 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | October 31, 2013 | Miles Yu
    Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific. On Monday, leading media outlets including China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily ran identical, top-headlined reports about the “awesomeness” of the People's Liberation Army navy’s strategic submarine force. “This is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navy’s strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our...
  • Israel clashes with US as it calls for destruction of Iran’s nuclear industry

    10/25/2013 10:03:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:21PM BST 23 Oct 2013 | Alex Spillius
    The United States and Israel clashed on Wednesday over Iran as Benjamin Netanyahu called for Tehran’s entire nuclear program to be dismantled and warned the world against accepting a “partial deal”. The Israeli prime minister made clear his dismay at Washington’s softer approach towards Iran. He said the ongoing negotiations should insist that Tehran end all enrichment of uranium, destroy all fissile material and close water plants and underground bunkers that he said could only be used to build a nuclear bomb. …
  • Air Force fires commander of land-based U.S. nuclear arsenal

    10/11/2013 6:29:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11 Oct 2013 | Craig Whitlock
    The Air Force on Friday fired the general in charge of all land-based nuclear missiles, the second time in a week that a senior commander of the country’s nuclear arsenal has been let go for allegations of personal misconduct. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, commander of the 20th Air Force, was removed from his job “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment,” said Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick, an Air Force spokesman. Air Force officials said Carey has been under investigation since this summer for allegations of “personal misbehavior” but would not specify what prompted his...
  • Mr. Netanyahu and the End of Days

    10/10/2013 3:33:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    So far Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's peace ruse is still bearing some fruit. President Obama was eager to talk with him at the United Nations -- only to be reportedly rebuffed, until Obama managed to phone him for the first conversation between heads of state of the two countries since the Iranian storming of the U.S. embassy in 1979. Rouhani has certainly wowed Western elites with his mellifluous voice, quiet demeanor and denials of wanting a bomb. The media, who ignore the circumstances of Rouhani's three-decade trajectory to power, gush that he is suddenly a "moderate" and "Western educated."...
  • Israel under pressure to give up chemical, nuclear weapons

    09/18/2013 7:05:53 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/18/2013 | Linda Gradstein
    The United States-Russian deal for the destruction of Syria's huge chemical weapons stocks caused Israelis to breathe an audible sigh of relief. Many expected that a U.S. strike would push either Syria or its ally Hezbollah tio retaliate by attacking Israel. Over the past few weeks, thousands of Israelis, not known for their patience, spent hours waiting in line for government-issued gas masks. Yet the deal also increases pressure on Israel to get rid of its chemical and, even more troubling to the Jewish state, its nuclear stockpile. If Syria must get rid of its chemical weapons, the reasoning goes,...
  • Nation’s bloated nuclear spending comes under fire

    09/13/2013 1:16:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2013 12:10 PM EDT | Jeri Clausing and Matthew Daly
    Virtually every major project under the National Nuclear Security Administration’s oversight is behind schedule and over budget—the result, watchdogs and government auditors say, of years of lax accountability and nearly automatic annual budget increases for the agency responsible for maintaining the nation’s nuclear stockpile. The NNSA has racked up $16 billion in cost overruns on 10 major projects that are a combined 38 years behind schedule, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reports. Other projects have been canceled or suspended, despite hundreds of millions of dollars already spent, because they grew too bloated. …
  • The man who stopped World War III and sacrificed his career

    09/12/2013 6:27:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | September 12, 2013 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Exactly 30 years ago, when early warning systems indicated the Soviet Union was under nuclear attack by the United States, air defence officer Stanislav Petrov went by gut instinct and decided the alarm was false. It was a decision that saved the human race – and ended his career. Place: Serpukhov-15, a ballistic missile early warning command and control post south of Moscow. Time: Just after midnight, September 26, 1983. Officers of the elite Soviet Air Defence Force are about to begin their night shift at the top secret installation. Their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, 44, pushes back in...
  • Satellite image suggests North Korea has restarted Yongbyon nuclear reactor: U.S. group

    09/11/2013 4:27:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/11/2013 | Paul Eckert
    Satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has restarted a research reactor capable of producing plutonium for weapons at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said on Wednesday. U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said a satellite image from August 31 shows white steam rising from a building near the hall that houses the plutonium production reactor's steam turbines and electric generators. "The white coloration and volume are consistent with steam being vented because the electrical generating system is about to come online, indicating that the reactor is in or nearing operation," said the Washington-based...
  • Lindsey Graham: Support War in Syria or Charleston will be Nuked!

    09/07/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | September 7, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    War Hawks are getting so desperate that they are using fear tactics in order to motivate constituents to support the war in Syria. Syria and Iran maybe allies, but Sen. Lindsay Graham's analysis of their connection is simplistic and misguided. According to the senator, if the US does not intervene in Syria, Iran will not take the US seriously and will have a nuclear weapon by the end of 2014. If Iran gets nuclear weapons, such weapons will end up in the hands of terrorists. He ended his analysis by describing the fear-inducing-if-unrealistic situation of a nuclear bomb dropping on...