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  • How Israel, in Dark of Night, Torched Its Way to Iran’s Nuclear Secrets

    07/17/2018 3:08:54 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 15, 2018 | David E. Sanger and Ronen Bergman
    TEL AVIV — The Mossad agents moving in on a warehouse in a drab commercial district of Tehran knew exactly how much time they had to disable the alarms, break through two doors, cut through dozens of giant safes and get out of the city with a half-ton of secret materials: six hours and 29 minutes... The agents arrived that night, Jan. 31, with torches that burned at least 3,600 degrees, hot enough, as they knew from intelligence collected during the planning of the operation, to cut through the 32 Iranian-made safes... In late April, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced...
  • The Anti-Trump Hysteria Isn’t Helping

    07/17/2018 3:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 17, 2018 | Danielle Pletka, senior vice president the American Enterprise Institute
    President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russia’s Vladimir Putin was a debacle. The president went from an anodyne prepared statement to a question-and-answer session that ping-ponged between stunning and appalling (with a bit of emetic thrown in for good measure). Suffice it to say, it was a new low from a chief executive who is redefining the term. But the reaction on Twitter from the foreign-policy establishment was almost as untethered as Trump himself. John Brennan, who served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency under Obama, tweeted: Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds...
  • TRUMP SIGNALS TO IRANIAN PEOPLE WE WILL SUPPORT THEIR UPRISING (Hannity)

    07/16/2018 6:23:42 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 28 replies
    Hannity ^ | 7/16/18 | Hannity
    Hannity
  • Mossad raid in Iran nets thousands of documents on nuclear program

    07/16/2018 10:00:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2018 | Rick Moran
    Sometime last January, several agents belonging to Israel's intelligence service Mossad, approached a non-descript warehouse in Tehran. After disabling a few alarms and bypassing other security measures, the agents entered the building.  The agents had hit the jackpot. Over 61/2 hours, the agents removed tens of thousands of documents relating to Iran's nuclear program. The documents included warhead designs and information on how other countries had assisted Iran in their nuclear program. The upshot is that the documents - as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech last April when he made the raid public - prove...
  • Seized archive shows Iran nuke project was larger than thought, had foreign help

    07/16/2018 2:09:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15 July 2018, 10:15 pm | TOI Staff
    The archive of Iranian nuclear documents seized by the Israeli Mossad from a Tehran warehouse in January shows that Iran’s program to build nuclear weapons “was almost certainly larger, more sophisticated and better organized” than was suspected, unnamed nuclear experts were quoted as saying in the New York Times on Sunday, after being shown selected documents from the haul by US reporters. One of the Iranian documents specifies plans to build a first “batch of five weapons” and discusses sites for possible underground nuclear tests, the Times reported, after one of its reporters was given limited access to the haul...
  • Israel Broadens Fight Against Iran

    07/15/2018 9:27:56 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2018 | Sune Engel Rasmussen in Beirut and Felicia Schwartz in Tel Aviv
    Israel is ramping up attacks against Iranian supply lines in Syria to block the flow of weapons to Hezbollah and other Tehran-backed militias, as it seeks to drive its foe away from its borders. In June Israel targeted a far-flung compound near the Syria-Iraq border, according to a security official, after carrying out multiple strikes closer to home against suspected Iranian military assets in Syria, where Iran is a key backer of President Bashar al-Assad. Israel, in accordance with its usual practice, didn’t confirm or deny it carried out the June airstrike. The U.S. denied responsibility, and a U.S. official...
  • US proposed Abu Dis as future Palestinian capital, says former Hamas chief

    12/28/2017 8:41:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Tuesday 26 December 2017 | MEE staff
    Hamas’s former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, said during a meeting in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday that the movement had received information of a US plan to offer Palestinian leaders a state with its capital in Abu Dis, a Palestinian village near East Jerusalem... connected to the Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem with a bridge. The plan also proposed dividing the West Bank into three sections and creating an autonomous region in the Gaza Strip. Abu Dis, a small rural community overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem to the southwest and the Jordan Valley to the east, had been...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/15/2018 8:08:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Syrian government media says that Israel attacked an airbase southwest of Aleppo tonight. The foreign government funded Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says warehouses near the base used by Iranian militias and the Syrian army were hit. The group reports that five were killed in the attack involving multiple aircraft. The attack comes on the eve of a summit meeting between the President of Syria's close ally Russia, Vladimir Putin, and President Donald Trump. Topics like Syria, Iran, Ukraine and other matters.... Meanwhile, there's talk in Washington of an impeachment document being filed this week in the House involving Rosenstein....
  • Khamenei aide: We'll only withdraw from Syria if asked

    07/14/2018 11:10:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/7/18 | Elad Benari
    A top aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iran would immediately withdraw its “military advisers” from Syria and Iraq only if their governments wanted it to. “Iran and Russia’s presence in Syria will continue to protect the country against terrorist groups and America’s aggression,” said the adviser, Ali Akbar Velayati, in a conference in Moscow, according to Reuters. “We will immediately leave if Iraqi and Syrian governments want it, not because of Israel and America’s pressure,” he stressed. Iran and Russia back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s civil war. Iran has been...
  • Russia moving into Libya

    07/15/2018 8:47:36 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jul 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Russia is planning to expand its Syrian bases at Tartus and Hemeimeem to Libya. The possible Russian move into Libya represents the most recent failure stemming from the policies of President Obama that backed Islamist rebels who overthrew and killed Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Mr. Obama has said that the failure to prepare for the aftermath of the ouster of Gadhafi was the worst mistake of his presidency. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also came under fire for failing to provide security for Americans who were attacked and killed in Benghazi after Gadhafi’s fall. The push for a...
  • Gaza Flare-up: Israeli Army Strikes Hamas Targets: Dozens of Rockets Launched at Israel

    07/14/2018 8:34:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/14/2018 | Amos Harel,Yaniv Kubovitch,BenZikri,JackKhoury,NoaLandau
    In biggest attack since 2014 war, Israeli army says it struck 40 targets, including Hamas' Beit Lahia battalion HQ, More than 140 rocket alarm sirens sound in southern Israel, 90 rockets fired at Israel, 16 intercepted by Iron Dome. Israel's cabinet will meet on Sunday to discuss the escalation in the south. A Palestinian official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity said Egypt and other international players were holding contacts iwht Israel and Gaza to restore calm.....
  • President Trump U.S. Treasury Identifies Venezuelan Vice-President as Narcotics Trafficker…

    02/13/2017 4:35:21 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb 13, 2027 | Sundance
    Moments ago the U.S. Treasury Department announced official sanctions against Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah (El Aissami). El Aissami is the Executive Vice President of Venezuela. WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Venezuelan national Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah (El Aissami) as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking. El Aissami is the Executive Vice President of Venezuela.
  • What Syrian Children learn: Anti-Semitism, Love of Russia, Suspicion of Iran

    07/12/2018 11:17:14 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 12, 2018 | Roi Simyoni
    Syria’s bond with Russia is a permanent one, but its alliance with Iran may be shakier. That, at least, is the conclusion suggested by an analysis of the official Syrian school curriculum of Bashar Assad’s regime, which found mounting appreciation of Russian culture –– including compulsory study of the Russian language –– but a derogatory view of Iran. The report was compiled by the research and policy institute IMPACT-se, which has been studying and analyzing official school textbooks since 1998. Researchers Dr. Eldad Pardo and Maya Jacobi examined the official Syrian textbooks for 1st to 12th grade used in the...
  • Ex-intel. official: Iran footprint in Syria may be to hide nuke scientists

    07/11/2018 7:08:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 11, 2018 12:29 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    A major purpose of Iran wanting to enlarge its footprint in Syria may be to hide aspects of its nuclear program from the International Atomic Energy Agency, former top IDF Military Intelligence official Yossi Kuperwasser said on Wednesday. Speaking at a Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs conference on the Iran nuclear situation, JCPA fellow Kuperwasser, a former IDF brigadier-general, noted that IAEA inspectors are limited to inspecting Iran’s territory, as the Iran nuclear deal did not grant IAEA inspectors complete access to Iranian scientists. Based on that limited access, Kuperwasser said Iran could move and conceal its nuclear scientists and...
  • Anything for that Iran deal: How Obama threw national security (and troops' lives) out the window

    07/11/2018 12:54:43 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 11, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    n a major story that came and went, President Obama shut down a major drug operation run by Hezb'allah because he didn't want to upset Iran's mullahs and endanger his Iran deal. Seems the Iran deal was considerably more important to his "legacy" than any concern about drug-dealing, the opioid epidemic, or just the idea of putting terrorists who finance themselves through the global drug trade out of business. Politico did the story about how Obama shut down Project Cassandra, so it should have gotten attention, yet it didn't. The whole thing recalls something security expert Rachel Ehrenfeld memorably told...
  • Democratic candidate says Israel committing 'genocide'

    07/11/2018 1:12:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/18
    A Democratic candidate for a seat in the California state assembly blames Israel for committing genocide against the Palestinians and has offered her support for anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Maria Estrada, a candidate for California’s District 63 representing the southeast suburbs of Los Angeles, garnered the second most votes, some 28 percent, in a top-two primary on June 5 for the November election. She will run against incumbent and fellow Democrat Anthony Rendon, who also serves as Speaker of the California State Assembly. In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Rabbi Abraham Cooper and...
  • Amir discusses attack by Israel in Syria 7/8-7/9 and the precarious situation there

    07/11/2018 11:08:32 AM PDT · by firebrand · 8 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | July 10, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    A description of the Israeli attack on the T-4 airbase in Syria and the complete destruction of the control tower. The Iranians are no longer hiding their intentions and are waiting for the order to destroy Israel. Israel's help in rescuing the trapped soccer players (amazing technology!). The repercussions on Iran of Trump moving out of the Iran nuclear deal. And did you know it was Israeli intelligence that revealed the plot to blow up the convention in Paris at which Giuliani and Gingrich were scheduled to speak? Earthquakes and their possible significance. And the update is followed by a...
  • Syria strike: on eve of Moscow meeting, Netanyahu sends Putin a powerful message

    07/11/2018 8:56:35 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 10, 2018 | Amos Harel
    Sunday night's aerial attack on the T4 airbase in Syria, near the city of Homs, was the third to have been ascribed to Israel at that site this year. Based on experience, Israeli will opt to attack in two possible contexts. The first is tactical: to hit a new arms shipment, or a weapons system that is about to be deployed. Israel has openly expressed concern about efforts by Iran to introduce such systems to protect its future military entrenchment in Syria, and has vowed to thwart such ambitions. The second context is to send a strategic signal. The latest...
  • North Korea Reportedly Asked Israel for $1 Billion in Cash to Halt Missile Sale to Iran

    07/10/2018 7:46:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 10, 2018
    Does Iran really want to nuke Israel? Is Israel stronger than Iran? A top security expert explains Israel ranked eighth most powerful country in the world North Korea expanded missile facility during talks with Trump, analysts say Pompeo downplays North Korea's rebuke of 'gangster-like' denuclearization demands North Korea reportedly extended an offer to Israel in 1999 to nix its agreements to sell missile technology to Iran and other enemy states that posed a threat to the Jewish state at the time - if Israel paid Pyongyang $1 billion in cash. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal published...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/10/2018 7:24:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Father and son Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond left a federal prison in Long Beach, California free men at around 130pm Pacific Time Tuesday, six and half hours after a Presidential Pardon was announced. The White House announced a full pardon for the Hammonds, who were serving five year manadatory terrorism sentences for lighting a backfire to protect their land. President Trump's pardon of the ranchers was welcomed by Ammon Bundy, leader of the Oregon Standoff protest in early 2016, centered at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Bundy released a statement that saying in part: "I hope they find...