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  • Hezbollah militants training in Syria SCUD missile base, satellite images show

    10/08/2010 8:49:04 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 8 replies
    The Syrian army has a Scud missile base near Damascus, according to recent satellite photos. The photos also suggest that Hezbollah activists are being trained in the Scuds' use at the base. Reports that Syria may have given Hezbollah Scuds ratcheted up tensions between Jerusalem and Damascus about six months ago, according to foreign media. The photos show five 11-meter-long missiles (the length of both the Scud B and the Scud C ) at the Adra base. Three are on trucks in a parking lot. Two others are in a training area where 20 to 25 people can be made...
  • ISRAEL’S SUMMER OF Strife: Attack at Lebanon Border is Latest Arab Provocation

    08/10/2010 8:00:03 PM PDT · by geraldmcg
    WebToday ^ | WebToday
    In April, Israeli intelligence reported Syria had armed Hezbollah, inside Lebanon, with Scud missiles capable of reaching any Israeli city. On the cusp of June, the entire world knew of the disastrous Mavi Marmara flotilla incident that read like a Turkish-sponsored provocation of violence. Now, just this past week, a series of events have tensions running high again, with militants in Gaza and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula launching rockets into Israel and, most notably, Lebanese soldiers ambushing Israeli Defense Forces over an innocuous tree-trimming episode (see the link below). As Israel’s summer of strife continues, observers throughout the world can’t help...
  • The Pakistan-North Korean Nexus

    05/22/2010 10:17:39 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Rediff.com ^ | 3/8/2010 | Rediff.com
    Pakistan's arms supply relationship with North Korea dates back to 1971 when the late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, then foreign minister under the late General Yahya Khan, visited Pyongyang and sought North Korean arms supplies to strengthen the Pakistani armed forces in the face of a looming war with India. Pakistan then did not have diplomatic relations with North Korea. The visit led to the signing of an agreement on September 18, 1971, 10 weeks before the outbreak of the war with India, for the supply of North Korea-made conventional weapons to Pakistan. Under another agreement signed the same day, the...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Scuds For Hezbollah

    04/14/2010 4:26:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 738+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 15, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Mideast: Israeli officials charge Syria with transferring ballistic missiles to the control of Iran's puppet militia, Hezbollah. It seems that another attempt to woo and appease a hostile power is not working. Last November we commented on reports in the Arab media in the Persian Gulf that Syria, apparently at the request of Iran, had turned about 300 long-range ballistic missiles over to Hezbollah control in Syrian territory. Hezbollah personnel were being trained to operate the Scuds. On Tuesday, Israeli President Shimon Peres confirmed these reports, publicly charging Syrian President Bashar Assad's government with transferring Scud missiles to the control...
  • Air Force strikes in Gaza; 2 injured

    03/18/2010 11:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 225 replies · 2,589+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET NEWS.com (Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story) ^ | First Published: 03.19.10, 01:30;Latest Update: 03.19.10, 01:47 / Israel News | n/a
    "Air Force strikes in Gaza" SNIPPET: "IDF retaliates for deadly Qassam attack: Air Force hits several Gaza targets, including metal foundry, smuggling tunnel; Vice PM Shalom says Israel to offer strong response to rocket attack that killed Thai worker Thursday" SNIPPET: "IDF aircraft struck at least four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said." SNIPPET: "Israel also sent a letter of complaint to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is due to visit Israel at the weekend,...
  • SKorea says North fires 7 missiles off east coast

    07/04/2009 7:46:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies · 1,549+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 4, 2009 | KWANG-TAE KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea fired seven ballistic missiles off its eastern coast Saturday, South Korea said, a violation of U.N. resolutions and an apparent message of defiance to the United States on its Independence Day. The launches, which came two days after North Korea fired what were believed to be four short-range cruise missiles, will likely further escalate tensions in the region as the U.S. tries to muster support for tough enforcement of the latest U.N. Security Council resolution imposed on the communist regime for its May nuclear test. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said three missiles...
  • Scuds turned on Israel as Saddam girds for war

    09/08/2002 5:31:28 PM PDT · by knak · 16 replies · 89+ views
    smh.com.au ^ | 9/8/02 | Paul McGeough, Herald Correspondent in Amman
    The four trucks moved under the cover of darkness, each hauling the block-like shape of a mobile Scud missile-launcher into the western deserts of Iraq, from where they could target Israel. As the Herald drove from Baghdad to Amman on Friday night, the convoy of Saddam Hussein's most feared missiles loomed out of the night as another piece of his defence plan being set up in the face of an imminent United States attack. At the end of the 1991 Gulf War international forces set about destroying all of the Iraqi President's long-range Scud missiles, but he is thought to...
  • Japan far too vulnerable to Pyongyang's missiles

    08/18/2006 7:09:27 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 22 replies · 709+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | 08/18/2006 | By ROBYN LIM
    After North Korea's July 5 missile tests, Japan, for the first time since 1945, is asking America to beef up its military presence in Japan. Why? Because Japan's hedging and tardiness in relation to missile defense has left its cities more vulnerable than they need be. That risks encouraging Pyongyang in its dangerous nuclear and missile brinkmanship. Senior U.S. and Japanese officials met in Washington on Aug. 7-8. The Japanese apparently asked the United States to send to Japan an additional U.S. warship equipped with the sophisticated Aegis radar system and the interceptor missile SM-3 (Standard Missile 3). This is...
  • Syria Test-Fires 3 Scud Missiles, Israelis Say (excerpt)

    06/02/2005 7:18:50 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 747+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 3, 2005 | Steven Erlanger
    Excerpt - TEL AVIV, June 2 - Syria test-fired three Scud missiles last Friday, including one that broke up over Turkish territory and showered missile parts down onto unsuspecting Turkish farmers, Israeli military officials revealed Thursday. These were the first such Syrian missile tests since 2001, the Israelis said, and were part of a Syrian missile development project using North Korean technology and designed, the Israelis contend, to deliver air-burst chemical weapons. The missiles included one older Scud B, with a range of about 185 miles, and two Scud D's, the Israelis say they believe, with a range of about...
  • Looting at Weapons Plants Was Systematic, Iraqi Says

    03/12/2005 5:56:56 PM PST · by Valin · 20 replies · 2,100+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/13/05 | JAMES GLANZ / WILLIAM J. BROAD
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 12 - In the weeks after Baghdad fell in April 2003, looters systematically dismantled and removed tons of machinery from Saddam Hussein's most important weapons installations, including some with high-precision equipment capable of making parts for nuclear arms, a senior Iraqi official said this week in the government's first extensive comments on the looting. The Iraqi official, Sami al-Araji, the deputy minister of industry, said it appeared that a highly organized operation had pinpointed specific plants in search of valuable equipment, some of which could be used for both military and civilian applications, and carted the machinery...
  • Israel still faces Scud danger, Time magazine reports

    03/30/2003 7:29:06 PM PST · by Rams82 · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Haaertz ^ | Monday, March 31, 2003 | Shlomo Shamir
    NEW YORK - A number of Scuds that could be within striking distance of Israel are still believed to be in western Iraq, Time magazine says in an exclusive report today. "Washington has pointed to the capture of two airfields in western Iraq as a blow to Saddam's ability to menace Israel with Scud missiles, as he did in the 1991 war," the magazine writes. "But the U.S. has what it considers credible intelligence that some Scuds have eluded detection in western Iraq, within striking distance of Israel." A senior U.S. intelligence official told Time: "We are not out of...
  • CENTCOM: Continuing Scud Hunt Not Limited To Western Iraq

    03/28/2003 9:12:32 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 152+ views
    InsideDefense.com | March 27, 2003 | John Liang
    The ongoing search by U.S. and allied forces for Saddam Hussein's remaining arsenal of Scud missiles is not limited to western Iraq, a hotbed of missile firings during the 1991 Gulf War, according to a senior U.S. Central Command official. No Scud firings have been reported in this conflict, but the United States and its allies remain vigilant.In 1991, Iraq launched 39 Scud missiles against Israel from its western desert -- launches that bedeviled U.S. commanders because a large amount of air and special operations assets had to be diverted to hunt them, in part to assure Israel the United...
  • Australian SAS join hunt for Iraq's leaders

    03/27/2003 4:22:42 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 437+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 28 2003 | Max Blenkin
    AUSTRALIAN SAS soldiers could hunt down leaders of the Iraqi regime spotted in their operational areas, the Australian commander for the Iraq war has revealed. Brigadier Maurie McNarn, who is in charge of the nation's forces in the Middle East, said the primary focus of the special forces remained seeking out Iraqi missiles and weapons of mass destruction in the western region of the country. But they were also on the lookout for any regime leaders, he said. That could include Saddam Hussein, his sons and generals or officials of the ruling Baath Party. "If they come into their area...
  • Iraq May Use Mobile Launchers to Take Aim at Troops Moving North

    03/22/2003 12:41:31 PM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 349+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/22/03 | MICHAEL R. GORDON
    AMP DOHA, Kuwait, March 22 — Iraqi forces have been repositioning their surface-to-surface missiles and are expected to try further missile attacks against advancing American troops, senior American officials said today. The officials also disclosed that the missiles fired at Kuwait over the past few days have not been random shots but have been targeted, based on Iraqi intelligence about where American units were positioned.Allied warplanes are now involved in an intensive effort to strike the Iraqis' mobile missile launchers before they fire again. United States military officials say they bombed several Iraqi missile launchers last night. But the...
  • Saddam Hussein ordered the murder of General al-Darraj , a senior Iraqi missile engineer ...

    03/04/2003 1:37:00 PM PST · by cutiedieuvan · 10 replies · 235+ views
    West seeks to verify murder of waverer By David Wastell, Julian Coman Washington March 3 2003 Western intelligence agencies are investigating claims that Saddam Hussein ordered the murder of a senior Iraqi missile engineer to prevent him from passing vital information to United Nations weapons inspectors. General Muhammad Sa'id al-Darraj, in charge of Iraq's mobile Scud missiles until three months ago, died 24 hours after talks with President Saddam's officials, according to Arab newspaper reports. The officials wanted to discuss how the general would conceal his knowledge if he were called for interview by the UN. The London-based Al-Zaman newspaper...
  • North Korea: old foe, new issue - Administration says release not a retreat from hard-line policy

    12/12/2002 2:39:39 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 2 replies · 187+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 12, 2002 | By G. ROBERT HILLMAN and RICHARD WHITTLE / The Dallas Morning News
    North Korea: old foe, new issue Administration says release not a retreat from hard-line policy 12/12/2002 By G. ROBERT HILLMAN and RICHARD WHITTLE / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - The high-seas seizure and quick release of a shipload of Scud missiles bound from North Korea to Yemen demonstrate the difficulty President Bush faces in enforcing his hard line against one part of what he calls the "axis of evil." "Every administration starts out being hostile and, sooner or later, finds out that doesn't work," said Leon Sigal, an Asia scholar who has written extensively on the prospects of...
  • U.S. to release Scud ship to Yemen

    12/11/2002 9:45:31 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 127 replies · 537+ views
    MSNBC | 12/11/02
    The United States has agreed to release a North Korean ship that carried Scud-type missiles destined to Yemen, a senior U.S. administration official said Wednesday. Yemen had protested the high-seas seizure by Spanish and U.S. forces and demanded the release of the cargo, which it said was intended for the country’s military. EARLIER ON WEDNESDAY, Jim Miklaszweski reported U.S. military officials were frustrated at Yemen, which is ostensibly an ally in the U.S. war on terrorism. They said Yemen had previously denied ownership of the cargo, but now that the government has claimed the arsenal, the United States has no...
  • Ship With N. Korea Missiles Intercepted

    12/10/2002 3:11:46 PM PST · by UKCajun · 62 replies · 329+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10 Dec 2002
    Ship Carrying Dozen North Korean Missiles Intercepted in Arabian Sea W A S H I N G T O N, Dec. 10 — A ship carrying a dozen Scud-type missiles from North Korea was intercepted in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday, U.S. officials said. They said the missiles were believed to be headed for Yemen. The ship was stopped and boarded about 600 miles east of the Horn of Africa, the officials said. U.S. intelligence had been tracking the vessel closely, said U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The ship contained about a dozen short- to medium-range...
  • Phoney war

    08/01/2002 6:15:59 PM PDT · by Conagher · 1 replies · 415+ views
    The Economist ^ | Aug 1st 2002
    An American war on Iraq looks a good way off. But the shadow-boxing has begunGet article background THE sword suspended over the head of Damocles hung, legend says, by a single horsehair. That hanging over the head of Saddam Hussein is only a little more secure. This is a man on whom the world's pre-eminent power has, in effect, declared war. Indeed, unlike most war declarations, George Bush's fatwa against him is personal. America's stated aim is not only to divest Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) but also to change the regime in Baghdad. If he were...