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  • Israel Now Has The Right To Attack Iran's Nuclear Reactors [Alan M. Dershowitz]

    03/17/2011 4:03:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    www.hudson-ny.org ^ | St Patrick's Day, March 17, 2011 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Israel has the right to prevent its civilians from being murdered by Iranian weapons, especially weapons of mass destruction. Iran would have no legal standing to protest a surgical attack on its nuclear facilities that are designing weapons that could be used to achieve Iran's declared goal of wiping Israel off the map and killing millions of its citizens. The leaders of Iran have publicly declared that a nuclear exchange, killing millions of Jews and Muslims, would be acceptable to them because it would destroy Israel while only damaging Islam. A suicide nation cannot be deterred by the threat of...
  • Marine Corps bans pit bulls, Rottweilers at Camp Pendleton, other bases

    10/10/2009 10:23:44 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 36 replies · 1,405+ views
    The Marine Corps is moving to ban dogs with aggressive temperaments from Camp Pendleton and other bases under a policy developed after a 3-year-old boy at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was fatally bitten by a pit bull. The banned breeds are pit bulls, Rottweilers and wolf hybrids. Families moving into base housing are no longer allowed to bring those breeds. Families already in housing can keep their dogs until Sept. 30, 2012, but only if they receive a "good-dog" waiver.
  • Isreal Cabinet Has Urgent Meeting?

    08/07/2009 8:41:44 PM PDT · by XLSweetTea · 6 replies · 989+ views
    Debka ^ | 08-07-09 | Debka
    More night time reading fun from Debka. "Unusual" Isrealli cabinet meeting Friday. Wonder if something is up?
  • A Telling Poll

    05/21/2009 8:12:43 PM PDT · by rmlew · 9 replies · 767+ views
    Contentions, Commentary Blog ^ | May 20, 2009 | Jennifer Rubin
    A friend sent on an interesting poll by McLaughlin & Associates on a number of key foreign policy issues. It can be viewed in its entirety here. Several items on terrorism, Iran, and Israel stand out. First, while “terrorism” is identified as the greatest threat to the U.S. only 15% give that answer. The next highest (excluding “don’t know”) is 7% as “ourselves.” Sigh. (But perhaps 7% of those polled thinking we’re the biggest threat is indeed a threat.) On Iran, overwhelming percentages of respondents across both parties think “Iran supplying a nuclear umbrella for terrorists” is a very serious...
  • North Korea military threatens countermeasures against South

    04/03/2008 12:11:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 81+ views
    North Korea military threatens countermeasures against South By : Date : 03 April 2008 1452 hrs (SST) URL : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/339059/1/.html SEOUL : North Korea's military on Thursday threatened unspecified countermeasures after South Korea refused to apologise for remarks by its top general, a news report said, as cross-border tensions escalated. "We will take military countermeasures," the North's chief delegate to inter-Korean military talks, Lieutenant General Kim Yong-Chol, was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency in a notice sent to the South. There was no official response to the comments. Media reports said the North's powerful military might close the...
  • Seoul remains calm despite threats from N. Korea

    03/31/2008 3:06:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 523+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 03/31/08
    Seoul remains calm despite threats from N. Korea SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- South Korea remained silent Monday to North Korea's provocative threats to turn everything in the country into ashes while officials at the Defense Ministry said they simply see no need to respond to what they called "unfortunate" rhetoric. The Defense Ministry was earlier expected to issue a statement, but ministry officials said they were still weighing their options. "It truly is unfortunate for North Korea to make such threats, but the government sees no need to be alarmed and make an immediate response," a ministry official said,...
  • S. Korea: Norths nukes on attack radar (has pre-emptive strike on NK nuke sites)

    03/27/2008 8:43:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 617+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 03/27/08 | Kim Min-seok, Jung Ha-won
    Norths nukes on attack radar New military chief says plans exist for possible pre-emptive strike March 27, 2008 The South Korean military is prepared to launch a pre-emptive attack on North Koreas nuclear installations if they become a military threat, Gen. Kim Tae-young, the newly designated chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a hearing yesterday. It was the first time the military has confirmed contingency plans for a pre-emptive attack on Pyongyangs nuclear facilities and comes as Seouls new conservative government is being closely watched for signs of how it will approach North Korea. Speaking at his...
  • Zogby: Majority Favor Strikes on Iran

    10/31/2007 1:45:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 105+ views
    Newsmax ^ | October 29, 2007
    A majority of likely voters - 52 percent - would support a U.S. military strike to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon, and 53 percent believe it is likely that the U.S. will be involved in a military strike against Iran before the next presidential election, a new Zogby America telephone poll shows. The survey results come at a time of increasing U.S. scrutiny of Iran. According to reports from the Associated Press, earlier this month Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran of "lying" about the aim of its nuclear program and Vice President Dick Cheney has raised...
  • Intel Report: Iran Could Have Nuke Bomb by 2009

    04/27/2007 9:16:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 419+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 27, 2007
    A new intelligence report reveals that Iran may be closer to producing a nuclear weapon than previously thought, and could have enough bomb-grade material for a single bomb in less than three years, CBS News disclosed. Officially, U.S. intelligence authorities say Iran faces technical difficulties and will not be able to become a nuclear power until 2015. But weapons expert David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, said the U.S. is not giving Iranian scientists enough credit. "I think Iran can get enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon sooner than that, he told CBS....
  • Kim Jung Il Comix

    07/10/2006 12:21:54 PM PDT · by leebert · 32 replies · 2,556+ views
    Ansaman has been keeping a lil' strip on Kim Jong Il's latest fun shennanigans.... http://www.ansaman.com/kim/kimcomix.html
  • [Exclusive]AEI, Influential to Bush Admin., Proposes 'Ending Alliance with S. Korea.'

    06/26/2005 5:32:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies · 1,313+ views
    Segye Ilbo ^ | 06/24/05 | Kuk Ki-yon
    /begin my translation [Exclusive] AEI,Influential to Bush Admin.,Proposes 'Ending Alliance with S. Korea' American Enterprise Institute... If N. Korea refuses to return to 6-party talk, it recommends a preemptive strike.It isconfirmed that S. Korean government is anti-American...argues for the withdrawal of American troops The cover of July-August Issue of 'The American Enterprise.' With the picture of horrific nuclear explosion, it features as the Current Issue Highlights, 'Nip It Now: Avoiding a nightmare in N. Korea.' American Enterprise Institute(AEI), instrumental for creating the Bush administration,whichmaintainsenormous influence overadministration policies, urged the new policy as an alternative to 6-party talk, to resolve N....
  • North Korea nuclear test would be 'provocative':White House(possible preemptive strike)

    05/07/2005 12:35:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 54 replies · 1,262+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 05/07/05 | AFP
    North Korea nuclear test would be 'provocative': White House 59 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States warned that any nuclear weapons test by North Korea would be considered a provocative act, as reports suggested the Stalinist state could stage an underground nuclear experiment. ADVERTISEMENT The New York Times said in a report Friday that US officials familiar with satellite and intelligence data believed North Korea was building a reviewing stand and filling in a tunnel, signs of a potential underground nuclear test. "I don't want to get into discussing intelligence matters, but what I would say is that...
  • Atomic Iran excerpt: The Samson Option, Israel's Preemptive Strike

    03/21/2005 9:03:13 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 63 replies · 14,094+ views
    Iran Freedom Foundation web site ^ | March 21, 2005 | Dr. Jerome Corsi
    THE BIBLICAL STORY OF Samson and Delilah is familiar (Judges 16:4-30). Delilah deceives her husband, Samson. She betrays him to her people, the Philistines, who are the enemies of the Israelites. The Philistines put out Samson's eyes and rob him of the source of his strength by cutting his hair. Samson repents of his sin, his hair grows back, and he regains his strength. Not letting on that his strength has returned, Samson in turn deceives his captors. When the opportunity arises, he uses his renewed strength to bring down the two middle pillars of a great temple when the...
  • Howard flies into ASEAN security row

    11/28/2004 3:24:56 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 4 replies · 277+ views
    The Age ^ | 29 November 2004 | Aussie Dasher
    Prime Minister John Howard arrives in Laos today ahead of an historic meeting with Asian leaders aimed at kick-starting free trade talks with the region, but amid a growing row over a security pact. Vientiane is hosting the 10-nation Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders' summit and Mr Howard's visit marks the first time an Australian leader has been invited. Mr Howard hopes ASEAN will agree to a permanent yearly meeting between Australia and ASEAN, while the leaders will also agree to begin talks on a free trade pact with the region, locking Australia and New Zealand into a...
  • Republican Group Accused of Voter Fraud

    10/22/2004 12:34:44 PM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 47 replies · 1,196+ views
    Netscape News ^ | Oct 22 2004
    Substitute teacher Adam Banse wanted a summer job with flexible hours, so he signed up to knock on doors in suburban Minneapolis and register people to vote. He quit after two hours. ``They said if you bring back a bunch of Democratic cards, you'll be fired,'' Banse contends. ``At that point, I said, `Whoa. Something's wrong here.'''He isn't alone. In several battleground states across the country, a consulting firm funded by the Republican National Committee has been accused of deceiving would-be voters and destroying Democratic voter registration cards.Arizona-based Sproul & Associates is under investigation in Oregon and Nevada over claims...
  • The Right War, the Right Place, the Right Time Think twice.

    09/22/2004 12:32:33 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 4 replies · 373+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 22, 2004 | Mark Goldblatt
    Now that John Kerry has decided (well, for the moment), that the invasion of Iraq was "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time," it's worth revisiting the underlying rationale for the war in a slightly unorthodox way. Rather than taking at face value what George W. Bush has said about his decision-making, let's premise here that there are certain realities an American president must tacitly acknowledge but cannot fully articulate since the articulation itself would further jeopardize national security. The underlying rationale for the war in Iraq apart from whether Saddam possessed weapons of...
  • CIA/DIA conducted Wargames in preperation for Pre-Emptive Strikes on Iran Nuclear facilities!!

    09/20/2004 8:39:08 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 16 replies · 884+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 21, 2004 | The Australian
    "WASHINGTON: US spy agencies have conducted "war games" to consider possible pre-emptive strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities and concluded that such action would not resolve the standoff with Tehran, according to a report in Newsweek magazine." "Newsweek reported that the CIA and the Defence Intelligence Agency played out the possible results of pre-emptive strikes. "The war games were unsuccessful at preventing the conflict from escalating," an unnamed US air force source told the magazine. Hawks within the Bush administration are advocating regime change in Tehran, through covert operations or force if needed, Newsweek said."
  • The Boston Fog Report: Kerry is Foragainst Preemptive Action Against Threats to America

    07/17/2004 1:55:30 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 25 replies · 697+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 17, 2004
    The Boston Fog ReportAn ongoing examination of John Kerrys nuances and shades of gray in both foreign and domestic policy. (Editorial, A Primary Endorsement, The New York Times, 2/26/04)foragainst adverb. 1. To be both for and against something at the same time: e.g. I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it. (Glen Johnson, Kerry Blasts Bush On Protecting Troops, The Boston Globe, 3/17/04) "We welcome John Kerry's newfound support of the Bush Doctrine, a measure designed to protect Americans from threats abroad by confronting dangerous terrorists where they live and train before they attack...
  • Taiwan's Full-fledged Arms Buildup

    04/02/2004 7:02:08 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 213+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 04/02/04 | Hwang Yoo-sung,Cho hun-joo,Kim young-sik
    The following is my translation of a portion of the longer article in Korean from Donga Ilbo, a major S. Korean daily. The title of the longer article is, when translated, 'China, "can't take it anymore", U.S., "feels obligated to help Taiwan"' /begin translation Taiwan's Full-fledged Arms Buildup On Jan. 1st, 2004, Taiwan's military activated the new Missile Command, to counter the threats of Chinese missiles. It was part of the biggest reorganization in the 80 year history of Taiwanese military. The command would eventually become the fourth branch of military, on the equal standing with army, navy, and airforce....
  • Peter King: Kerry Backed Pre-emptive Iraq Attack in '97

    02/29/2004 1:47:08 PM PST · by Maria S · 16 replies · 176+ views
    During a 1997 debate on CNN's "Crossfire," Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry made the case for launching a pre-emptive attack against Iraq, according to Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who appeared with Kerry on the program. King recounted the debate for WABC Radio's Monica Crowley on Saturday, recalling that at the time, the U.N. Security Council had just adopted a resolution against Iraq that had been watered down at the behest of the French and the Russians. Back then, however, the candidate who now criticizes President Bush for ignoring French and Russian objections to the Iraq war, criticized the two countries...
  • KERRY CLAN'S OWN WATERGATE

    02/04/2004 9:54:23 PM PST · by ambrose · 17 replies · 1,370+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2.4.04 | Richard Johnson
    <p>DEMOCRATIC presidential front-runner John Kerry and Richard M. Nixon have something in common - Sen. Kerry's political history is scarred by its own version of Watergate.</p> <p>During Kerry's 1972 bid for Congress, his younger brother, Cameron Kerry, was arrested for "breaking into . . . the headquarters of a Kerry opponent," the New York Times reported on Sept. 19 of that year. Kerry's headquarters were in the same building in Lowell, Mass.</p>
  • Libertarian Party: What Have We Really Won in Iraq?

    04/16/2003 10:38:15 PM PDT · by Commie Basher · 210 replies · 247+ views
    Libertarian Party- op-ed ^ | April 16, 2003 | Geoffrey Neale
    =============================== OP-ED FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Suite 100 Washington DC 20037 World Wide Web: http://www.LP.org =============================== For release: April 16, 2003 =============================== For additional information: George Getz, Communications Director Phone: (202) 333-0008 Ext. 222 E-Mail: GeorgeGetz@hq.LP.org =============================== What have we really won in Iraq? By Geoffrey Neale Iraqis have been freed from the clutches of a ruthless dictator, and that certainly is worth celebrating. But what else has been gained from the speedy victory over Saddam Hussein's regime? Thus far the main justification for the invasion -- to protect the United States from weapons of mass...
  • Radio station makes pre-emptive strike against peace rallies

    04/02/2003 5:55:39 PM PST · by What Is Ain't · 9 replies · 162+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 04/02/03 | Eric Sorenson
    DUVALL Listeners of conservative radio station KVI-AM (570) are going pre-emptive against the peace movement, crashing rallies and overwhelming them with their numbers to where peace demonstrators complain that the informal rules of engagement have been violated. "It seems a little bit like a cheap shot, when they target your time and place," said Dave Meeds, 62, of Monroe, who held a "Power Corrupts" sign this week several hundred yards south of the intersection of the Woodinville-Duvall Road and Highway 203. If nothing else, the encounters are reshaping the protest landscape and in some cases have resulted in conflict....
  • Our World-Historical Gamble

    03/16/2003 9:37:47 PM PST · by Risa · 10 replies · 544+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 03/11/2003 | By Lee Harris
    Our World-Historical Gamble By Lee Harris 03/11/2003 Editor's note: The following is longer that the traditional TCS essay, but its timeliness and importance prompted us to break with tradition and publish such a lengthy feature this week. We encourage you to print the entire essay and read it at your convenience, or bookmark the article and return to it several times. We are confident the piece will challenge you and may change how you think about the coming conflict. Of the many words written for and against the coming war with Iraq, none has been more perceptive than Paul Johnson's...
  • TRANSCRIPT: Moyers hosts RON PAUL (R, Tx) on PBS's "NOW"

    10/04/2002 8:37:02 PM PDT · by Askel5 · 88 replies · 10,905+ views
    "NOW" (PBS) ^ | 10/04/02 | Ron Paul | Bill Moyers
    Skip to Ron Paul's comments MOYERS: Welcome to NOW. The animals spirits are in a worldwide frenzy over the threat of war in Iraq that has sent stocks falling through the floor again. On Wall Street, there's talk that America's economy could remain stagnant for years. But the strange thing is that in Washington no one seems especially bothered by bad economic news. The talk in Washington is all "WAR WAR WAR." CHENEY (giving speech): We realize that wars are never won on the defensive. We must take the battle to the enemy. We will take every step necessary...
  • Widower crusades to ban assault weapons

    10/03/2002 8:05:14 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 38 replies · 240+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/27/2002 | Edward Epstein
    <p>Washington -- A grimly determined Steve Sposato is back in the capital this week to campaign against assault weapons, nine years after a gunman toting two of the semiautomatic weapons killed his wife, Jody, and seven others at 101 California St. in San Francisco.</p>
  • Pre-Emptive Strike? Sorry, but it is too late for that.

    09/29/2002 8:36:04 PM PDT · by Richard Axtell · 10 replies · 247+ views
    Personal Opinion and Rant | 9-29-02 | Richard S. Axtell
    This entire argument decrying a "pre-emptive attack" is totally specious. In order for any American military attack on Iraq to be "pre-emptive" we would have had to have carried it out BEFORE the terrorist war on America had begun. And it is way, way, way too late for that, as our former president Bill Clinton has made quite sure of. In order to make this empty and irrelevant argument against America's national self defense, one would have to totally forget about or be unaware of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the assassination attempt on former President Bush,...
  • Hello preemption, adieu deterrence

    09/24/2002 2:41:00 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 16 replies · 259+ views
    Asia Times ^ | September 25, 2002 | By Ehsan Ahrari
    President George W Bush's newly released document, The National Security Strategy for the United States of America, issued on September 20, declared in no uncertain terms that the doctrine of deterrence - the bedrock of superpower relations during the Cold War years - is history. Instead, the dual doctrines of "preemption" and "proactive counterproliferation" will guide America's national security policy (rogue states, your time is up). The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will be expanded to the hilt (Russia beware), and the People's Republic of China will be negotiated with on adjustments in its policy of political pluralism, human rights and,...
  • Jerry Golden "REPORT" - Who is going to preempt who?

    08/18/2002 2:54:18 AM PDT · by 2sheep · 13 replies · 416+ views
    The Golden Report ^ | 8-17-02 | Jerry Golden
    There are reports coming from everywhere that Saddam Hussein plans a preemptive attack on Israel, Turkey, Jordan and Kuwait and Bahrain. Much of this information is said to be coming from Israeli and US intelligence. Two reports I received today, one from Hal Lindsey and one from DEBKAFiles claim to have information that Saddam has coordinated a mega attack in Israel and has the capabilities to hit all the above with Nuclear weapons, some nuclear dirty bombs and some are nuclear war heads.Well I don't have any sensitive military information to disclose to you, but I can tell you...