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  • AP: ISIS Has Seized Thousands of Rockets with Chemical Warheads

    07/08/2014 8:29:35 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 96 replies
    The PJ Tatler via AP ^ | 7-8-2014 | Bryon Preston
    It’s a confirmation of reports in June that ISIS had taken control of a site where some of Saddam’s WMD arsenal remained. Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents. Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon circulated Tuesday that “terrorist” groups entered the Muthanna site June 11 and seized weapons and equipment...
  • From Warheads to Cheap Energy: Why this MIT Professor Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

    02/02/2014 1:55:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/27/2014 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    As the Cold War ended in the late 1980s and early ’90s, a new fear arose amid the rejoicing and relief: that atomic security might fail in the disintegrating Soviet Union, allowing its huge stockpile of nuclear warheads to fall into unfriendly hands. The jitters intensified in late 1991, as Moscow announced plans to store thousands of weapons from missiles and bombers in what experts viewed as decrepit bunkers, policed by impoverished guards of dubious reliability. Many officials and scientists worried. Few knew what to do. That is when Thomas L. Neff, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,...
  • Jamaican authorities seize 3,300 warheads

    11/30/2013 4:12:44 AM PST · by GregNH · 88 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 11/296/13 | Unknown
    <p>KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Police in Jamaica say authorities have seized 3,300 missile warheads and a machine to make missiles and bullets.</p> <p>Deputy Police Superintendent Steve Brown said Friday that custom officials discovered the weapons late Thursday aboard a ship at Kingston Wharf.</p>
  • US edging toward decision on new nuclear arms cuts

    07/02/2012 5:01:33 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 7 replies
    Fox News/Associated Press ^ | 2 July 2012 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is edging toward decisions that would further shrink the U.S. nuclear arsenal, possibly to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads, reflecting new thinking on the role of nuclear weapons in an age of terror, say current and former officials. The reductions that are under consideration align with President Barack Obama's vision of trimming the nation's nuclear arsenal without harming national security in the short term, and in the longer term, eliminating nuclear weapons. The White House has yet to announce any plan for reducing the number of nuclear weapons, beyond commitments made in the recently completed...
  • Russian general says Chinese warhead arsenal larger, more lethal than U.S. estimates

    06/29/2012 8:51:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    The Washington Free BEacon ^ | June 29, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    China’s nuclear warhead stockpile is more than twice as large as U.S. intelligence estimates and could include as many as 3,000 warheads, according to a retired Russian general and former strategic forces commander. Col. Gen. Viktor Yesin, the former head of the Strategic Rocket Forces, revealed in a May 2012 article that based on estimated stocks of up to 70 tons of uranium and plutonium, Beijing has enough material for 3,600 nuclear warheads. Based on the fissile material, “there are probably 1,600 to 1,800 warheads in the Chinese nuclear arsenal,” Yesin stated. “According to assessments, 800 to 900 warheads...
  • Isreal Closer to a Military Solution to Iran's Nuclear Warheads

    11/06/2011 9:13:17 AM PST · by DBCJR · 17 replies
    Fox News
    On TV right now: Perez says closer to a military solution than a diplomatic solution. Calling for international community to get involved.
  • Israel set to attack over Iran nuclear risk

    11/06/2011 8:22:16 AM PST · by DBCJR · 13 replies
    The Australian ^ | November 07, 2011 12:00AM
    ISRAELI President Shimon Peres has warned that an attack on Iran was "more and more likely," ahead of tomorrow's release of a report by the UN nuclear watchdog, which is expected to say Tehran has tested nuclear triggering technology and modified ballistic missiles to carry nuclear warheads. Mr Peres told Israeli television's second channel: "The intelligence services of the different countries that are keeping an eye on (Iran) are worried and putting pressure on their leaders to warn that Iran is ready to obtain the nuclear weapon." "We must turn to these countries to ensure that they keep their commitments...
  • Romanians find 64 stolen missile warheads

    07/18/2011 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, July 18, 2011 3:41 PM EDT | ALINA WOLFE-MURRAY
    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities said Monday they had found dozens of small, old rocket warheads stolen from a train carrying military equipment from Romania to Bulgaria stashed near a railway station in a village north of Bucharest. Authorities promised that the 64 warheads posed no danger to the public but offered varying explanations why. The Romanian national police said there was no risk because they were not attached to rockets. Spokesman Florin Hulea declined to provide further details. Two daily newspapers cited officials close to the investigation as saying the warheads did not contain explosives. The papers, Evenimentul...
  • 64 missile warheads stolen from Romanian train

    07/18/2011 6:07:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities investigating the theft of 64 missile warheads from a train transporting military equipment to Bulgaria sought to reassure the public Monday that the components are no danger to the public.
  • Soccer Player Convicted in Terror Trial

    09/30/2003 10:21:05 AM PDT · by machman · 182+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/30/03 | AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium Sept. 30 A former pro soccer player who joined the al-Qaida terrorist network was convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for plotting to bomb a NATO base believed to contain nuclear weapons. Nizar Trabelsi of Tunisia, who once played professional soccer in Germany, received the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison from a court that also convicted 17 other men and acquitted five others in the largest terrorism trial in Belgium's history. Trabelsi admitted planning to drive a car bomb into the canteen of the Kleine Brogel air base, a Belgian military post used by NATO where...
  • China's Great Leap Forward in Computers(better nuclear warheads espionage warfare capabilities)

    10/18/2010 1:15:23 PM PDT · by goldendays · 3 replies
    biztechreport.com ^ | 10/10/2010 | Victor Fic
    China's Great Leap Forward in Computers The Chinese dictator Chairman Mao Zedong launched China on a Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s, aiming to surpass Britain in steel production within a few years. Instead, his back yard furnaces produced brittle, useless iron. Now China is taking a real huge stride forward, but in the high tech realm of fast computers. Bloomberg Businessweek reported on October 5th that when the list of the world's 500 fastest computers is published on November 15th, it will stun many. While the mainland now has the second-fastest computer, it may grab the lead. Jack...
  • USAF seeks out low-collateral damage Mk 82 bomb

    06/30/2010 7:50:50 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 7/1/2010 | Stephen Trimble
    The US Air Force could soon deploy a 226kg (500lb)-class guided bomb designed with a composite warhead to destroy targets while causing the least amount of collateral damage. The first 50 Precision Lethality Mk 82 bombs could be delivered by January 2011, with up to 750 carbonfibre-wound warheads designated as BLU-129/B to follow. The air force has issued a market survey seeking contractors that can deliver the composite warheads rapidly in response to an urgent request by Central Command, the US headquarters in the Middle East and parts of south Asia. The Air Armament Center could award a contract as...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • Clinton, Pentagon Reveal State Secret: Size of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal (Traitors all!)

    05/03/2010 3:26:44 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 800+ views
    abc ^ | 5/3/2010 | EMILY FRIEDMAN, KIRIT RADIA, and LUIS MARTINEZ
    The United States today for the first time since 1962 disclosed the size of its nuclear arsenal in what officials described as an as an unprecedented unveiling of a state secret and an attempt to encourage other countries to be open about their nuclear capabilities. The Pentagon announced the U.S. currently has 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile – an 84 percent reduction from a peak of 31,255 warheads in 1967. "For those who doubt that the United States will do its part on disarmament, this is our record, these are our commitments, and they send a clear, unmistakable signal,"...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • Bush cuts nuclear weapons by two-thirds (Nov. 13, 2001)

    04/07/2010 3:30:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies · 805+ views
    United Press International ^ | Nov. 13, 2001 | By NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Senior White House Correspondent
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- President Bush took the first step in a historic reduction of strategic nuclear weapons Tuesday, slashing the U.S. stockpile by two-thirds and winning a commitment from Russian President Vladimir Putin to "try to respond in kind." In a joint news conference at the White House on the first day of a three-day summit meeting, Bush said he had informed Putin "that the United States will reduce our operationally deployed strategic nuclear weapons to a level between 1,700 and 2,200 over the next decade." "Current levels of our nuclear forces do not reflect today's strategic realities,"...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • Nuclear countdown

    02/20/2010 3:38:09 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 485+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 20, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency now not only admits that Iran's at work on nuclear warheads, but acknowledges that Tehran never stopped working on them -- despite no end of pleas, pledges and promises. Burned by its miscall on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, the US intelligence community has played it too safe on this one, long insisting that Iran halted warhead research in 2003. There were plenty of dissenting voices. But President George Bush didn't want another fight, and President Obama's already punch drunk. Now the genie's out of the bottle of isotopes. With the departure of anti-Israel...
  • China Has A Better Way

    01/13/2010 10:48:08 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 470+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 01/13/2010 | The Strategy Page
    China has followed a different path in developing strategic weapons. It hasn't. Although the technology was available from Russia, China has, instead, concentrated on creating more accurate, and cheaper, shorter range weapons. This appears to be in recognition of the fact that a war involving nuclear armed ICBMs would be a losing proposition, with no winners. This would be especially true against the United States. In effect, China has dropped out that arms race. With only a few dozen ICBMs, none of which can reach all of the United States, China sees most of the long range ballistic missiles it...
  • Iran Positions Israel In Its Cross Hairs

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

    08/12/2009 5:53:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 648+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: President Obama dreams of a world without nuclear weapons. Unless testing and maintenance of our nuclear deterrent is resumed, it will be a world without American nuclear weapons.In his Prague speech this spring, the president spoke of "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons," ignoring the fact that before 1945 we lived in such a world and it was neither peaceful nor secure. We recently observed the anniversaries of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, actions that brought an abrupt end to the carnage of World War II and arguably...
  • 'China Assisting Pakistan's Plutonium Nuke Programme'

    06/01/2009 1:10:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 345+ views
    Times of India ^ | 1 Jun 2009
    China is providing assistance to Pakistan in developing its plutonium-based nuclear weapons programme, a Congressional report has told US lawmakers. Besides the conventional uranium-based nuclear weapons, said Pakistan has also pursued plutonium-based warheads since the 1990s and continues to produce plutonium for weapons, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in latest its report on the country's nuclear programme. "Pakistan has received Chinese assistance for its plutonium programme," said the report by CRS, the research wing of the Congress that regularly prepares reports in issues of interest by the US lawmakers. The 40-50 megawatt heavy water Khushab plutonium production reactor has...
  • Russia waits for U.S. proposals on stored nuclear warheads - Lavrov

    05/12/2009 9:16:10 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 8 replies · 263+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/ 05/ 2009
    MOSCOW, May 12 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow is awaiting Washington's proposals on control over the number of nuclear warheads stored by both countries, Russia's foreign minister said on Tuesday. According to some sources, the U.S. is not planning to include control over currently stored nuclear warheads in the provisions of a new strategic arms reductions treaty aimed to replace the START-1 treaty due to expire in December this year. "As to stored nuclear warheads, it is important to understand how they will be counted [toward the new limit]. We are waiting for U.S. proposals in order to analyze them in...
  • Russia to deploy new warheads in December

    03/18/2009 6:45:24 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 1 replies · 283+ views
    Breitbart Com ^ | March 17, 2008 | Unknown
    Russia will deploy a new multiple-warhead, nuclear-capable missile after a key US-Russian arms control treaty expires in December, a top general said.... .... a regiment with one command centre and one rocket division armed with RS-24 complexes with detachable warheads will be placed on a state of combat readiness,"
  • Iran's Mirages

    02/14/2008 4:56:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 72+ views
    IBD ^ | February 14, 2008
    Nuclear Terror: The illusions created by a politicized intelligence report and pacifist wishful thinking don't change the reality of Iran's nuclear ambitions. The Bush administration has just provided expanded evidence.Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton wonders why the publicly released portion of last December's National Intelligence Estimate, contending that Iran ceased its nuclear weapons program in 2003, placed so much emphasis on the building of nuclear warheads. After all, Bolton reasons, that's a small task compared with the years of uranium enrichment that Tehran has steadfastly refused to abandon in the face of U.N. sanctions. "The way...
  • India sets sights on cruise missile market

    01/29/2007 5:10:36 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 70 replies · 1,055+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | Jan 30, 2007 | Siddharth Srivastava
    India sets sights on cruise missile market By Siddharth Srivastava NEW DELHI - Long considered among the top importing nations for defense hardware, India is now looking to access the fast-growing international market for cruise missiles, considered a lethally efficient weapon. US forces used almost 1,000 such missiles when they first entered Iraq in 2003, and the total worldwide market is expected to be more than US$10 billion in the next decade. An inventory of more than 80,000 such missiles is estimated already to exist around the world. Indian Defense Minister A K Anthony has said New Delhi is holding...
  • UPDATED: Iraqi paper reports discovery of nuclear warheads

    07/20/2004 11:14:11 PM PDT · by propertius · 552 replies · 31,801+ views
    Al Sabah (Iraqi paper) / Wash Times ^ | 21 July, 2004 | Al Sabah
    <p>A U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit told United Press International that the report was untrue. "Nothing's been found. The report is not factual," said Master Sgt. Robert Cowens, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division...</p> <p>A spokesman with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's office told UPI that the report concerning the alleged missiles and warheads emerged "while gathering information for Saddam Hussein's tribunal" during the interrogation of a captured former official of Saddam's regime.</p>
  • Iran Has Missiles To Carry Nuclear Warheads

    04/06/2006 7:22:57 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 2,295+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-7-2006 | Con Coughlin
    Iran has missiles to carry nuclear warheads By Con Coughlin (Filed: 07/04/2006) Iran has successfully developed ballistic missiles with the capability to carry nuclear warheads. Detailed analysis of recent test firings of the Shahab-3 ballistic missile by military experts has concluded that Iran has been able to modify the nose cone to carry a basic nuclear bomb. The discovery will intensify international pressure on Teheran to provide a comprehensive breakdown of its nuclear research programme. An Iranian Shahab-3 missile on parade in Teheran Last week, the United Nations Security Council gave Iran 30 days to freeze its uranium enrichment programme...
  • Iran Said to Have Nuclear Warhead Plans

    02/01/2006 8:36:32 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 759+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2 February 2006 | GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA, Austria - The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said in a report Tuesday that Iran obtained documents and drawings on the black market that serve no other purpose than to make an atomic warhead. Tehran warned of an "end of diplomacy" if plans to refer it to the U.N. Security Council are carried out. The report by the agency, ahead of a meeting of its 35-member board Thursday, also confirmed information recently provided by diplomats familiar with the Iran probe that Tehran has not started small-scale uranium enrichment since announcing it would earlier this month. Nevertheless, the findings added to...
  • Old Russian warheads lighting up U.S. homes

    10/01/2005 11:21:47 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 647+ views
    WP Herald ^ | Oct. 1, 2005 | UPI
    WASHINGTON -- United States and Russia issued a statement saying Russia had achieved another milestone in the conversion of nuclear warheads into fuel for nuclear rectors. Moscow has completed the conversion of the equivalent of 10,000 Russian nuclear warheads into fuel that will be used to provide 10 percent of America's electricity, according to the statement issued by the White House. The U.S. nonproliferation cooperation agreement with Russia eliminates highly-enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear warheads and converts the material to peaceful uses. In 1993, the United States and Russia signed an agreement to downblend 500 metric tons of HEU...
  • Lockheed Martin Successful In Boosted Penetrator Test

    08/19/2005 8:35:06 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies · 739+ views
    Spacewar ^ | 19 August 05 | Unknown
    Lockheed Martin demonstrated a key technology milestone for the integration of a boosted penetrator warhead with a long-range cruise missile that can be used against hard and deeply buried targets.
  • Agency Says North Korea Able to Mount Warheads on Missiles

    04/28/2005 5:01:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies · 2,332+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/28/05 | DAVID S. CLOUD and DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON, April 28 - The head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said today that American intelligence agencies believe North Korea has mastered the technology for mounting a nuclear warhead on its missiles, an assessment that, if correct, means the country could build weapons to threaten Japan and perhaps the western United States. The conclusion was part of a total reassessment of North Korea's capabilities that the D.I.A.'s chief, Vice Adm. Lowell E. Jacoby, said was still under way. While Admiral Jacoby said North Korea was judged to have the capability to put a nuclear weapon atop its missiles, he stopped...
  • West's Submarine Nuclear Warheads Flawed, Say Scientists

    04/03/2005 7:49:57 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies · 1,934+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-4-2005 | Francis Harris
    West's submarine nuclear warheads flawed, say scientistsFrancis Harris in Washington (Filed: 04/04/2005) British and American nuclear warheads carried by submarines are so poorly designed that they may fail to detonate if fired, scientists have said. The news emerged after interviews with a group of American scientists with ties to the Los Alamos nuclear research facility, where the first atomic weapon was manufactured. HMS Vanguard carries Britain's nuclear deterrent, Trident One of them, Richard Morse, of the University of Arizona and a former Los Alamos weapons designer, said the casing of the W76 nuclear warhead was so thin that it would...
  • North Korea is China's "Borrowed Knife"

    03/07/2005 6:30:52 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 291+ views
    CFP ^ | March 7, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    It just never fails to amaze me how, throughout history and, in particular, the last century, nations great and small saw what was coming and yet were unable or unwilling to stop two world wars and an endless spate of smaller, but no less deadly conflicts. Which brings us to today where we peer across the vast Pacific Ocean at North Korea and wonder whether its leader is insane enough to launch a nuclear-armed missile at us or maybe just at South Korea or Japan? That’s the kind of calculus the President has to make every day while the rest...
  • The Candidate With No Name

    07/29/2004 7:49:46 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 666+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | July 29, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Candidate With No Name By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 29, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms ”Defeat Bush – VOTE In 2004!” I’ve seen more bumper-stickers with this platitude than I’ve seen ones that simply state, “Kerry/Edwards 2004.” While my liberal friends rarely mention Kerry and Edwards, they constantly remind me of how much they hate President Bush. This year, the politics of hate rule. The Left doesn’t even have a candidate. They are galvanized mainly by visceral hatred -- a hatred which stands on shaky assumptions, like the lies that Michael Moore sells as truths. In Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore insinuates that...
  • KHUDIR AL- DORI UNVEILS THREE HIDDEN NUCLEAR MISSILES (Nukes found in Iraq?)

    07/21/2004 4:15:51 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 68 replies · 3,019+ views
    Baghdad, As-Sabah , July 21, Page 1 The official sources at the ministry of interior and the national security advisor department have refrained commenting on the news of seizing three missiles of nuclear heads in the course of arresting Khudir al- Dori the former leader at the dissolved Baath party.Notably, Iraqi political sources on anonymity affirmed that the detaining of al- Dori by the Iraqi security departments resulted in the seize of three nuclear heads missiles .The sources indicated that Khudir al- Dori occupied top party and security posts during ex-regime. Al-Dori death announced after the collapse of the regime...
  • Mo. High Court May Decide Whether Boy Can Be Circumcised

    07/16/2004 8:42:13 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 271 replies · 5,268+ views
    Kansas City Channel ^ | July 15, 2004
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For most little boys, circumcision is a decision for the parents to make. But the Missouri Supreme Court may make that decision for one local boy because his parents don't agree. Two-and-a-half-year-old Ethan Azar's mother does not want to have him circumcised. "There's no medical society in the world that recommends it, including the American Academy of Pediatrics," said Camille Azar. But Ethan's father was recently granted sole custody. He wants his son circumcised. While the boy's father and his attorney would not appear on camera, they did cite personal, social and health reasons for wanting...
  • Judge Removes Self From Hudak Trial (Antiterrorism expert on trial for arms violations)

    08/19/2003 9:41:38 PM PDT · by FreeLibertarian · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | Monday, August 18, 2003 | RICHARD BENKE
    Judge Removes Self From Hudak Trial By RICHARD BENKE | Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A federal judge who was about to put a Canadian antiterrorism expert on trial on charges of having 2,400 missile warheads withdrew from the case Monday, delaying it again while the man remains jailed without bail. Senior U.S. Judge John Conway gave no reason for withdrawing. He had repeatedly urged defense attorneys Robert Gorence and Tim Padilla last week to avoid trial, which had been set for Tuesday, by working out a plea agreement for David Hudak. Gorence said that was an unacceptable option. Gorence...
  • Judge refuses to dismiss charges in Roswell multi-missile case

    08/12/2003 4:26:05 AM PDT · by FreeLibertarian · 7 replies · 256+ views
    KOB TV (Albuquerque, N.M.) ^ | 08/11/2003 | Kurt Christopher
    Judge refuses to dismiss charges in Roswell multi-missile case David Hudak Last Update: 08/11/2003 11:54:20 AM By: Kurt Christopher A judge has refused to toss out charges against a Canadian man accused of amassing thousands of warheads and running a counter-terrorism training program in Roswell. U.S. District Judge John Conway also ruled Monday during a hearing in Albuquerque that a jury could hear testimony about Halliburton Corporation's role in the case. Halliburton, which was formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, was selected this spring to perform repairs of the Iraq oilfields in the aftermath of war. David Hudak has...
  • See Effects of Nuclear Warheads on Bunkers

    07/07/2003 2:13:31 PM PDT · by bedolido · 18 replies · 851+ views
    USA Today ^ | 07/07/03 | Demonstration
  • Al Qaim Clings To Its WMD Secrets

    06/10/2003 8:38:32 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 9 replies · 373+ views
    Debka File ^ | April 13, 2003 | Debka File
      Wednesday, June 11, 2003   Home Page - Advertise - DEBKA-Net-Weekly - Customized Service Enlarge International    Bin Laden Terror  Terrorism  Intelligence Regional   Israel  Middle East  Americas  Persian Gulf  Asia  China  Europe  Russia   Al Qaim Clings to Its WMD SecretsFrom DEBKAfile War Diary - Day 24 of Iraq War, April 12, 2003April 13, 2003, 11:52 PM (GMT+02:00) Since the Saddam Hussein statues were torn down around Iraq, many Israelis have stopped carrying their gas masks despite almost daily exhortations by defense minister Shaul Mofaz to keep them close and not dismantle their sealed rooms since the...
  • Iraqi Warheads Embarrass Saddam, American Liberals

    01/17/2003 7:54:51 AM PST · by shortstop · 13 replies · 317+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 1/17/03 | Bob Lonsberry
    Of course, the temptation is to gloat. To quietly sit and wait for the various Iraq defenders to come up with some explanation for the smoking gun. The dozen chemical warheads which Iraq and its friends assured us didn’t exist. The busloads of protesters headed to Washington, the leadership of the Democratic Party, dancing monkeys like Cheryl Crowe. It would be fun to stick a microphone in their faces and wait for them to stammer out a response. Because, admit it or not, they have all been shown to be idiots. The whole menagerie of them. With their resolutions and...
  • Baghdad leaps to explain warhead find

    02/04/2003 9:32:07 AM PST · by nypokerface · 6 replies · 286+ views
    AP ^ | 02/04/03
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq took the unusual step of issuing an explanation for a missile warhead discovered yesterday by UN arms inspectors -- before the monitors themselves made the news public. The inspectors found the abandoned case of a small rocket and a "modified, damaged and abandoned warhead" at a missile parts factory south of Baghdad, the Iraqi News Agency said, describing it as a Russian-made Luna -- a short-range rocket permitted under UN resolutions. Iraq, however, rarely reports on what the inspectors find. The report appeared timed to give Iraq's version of events before the discovery was publicized by...
  • Paratroopers Find Suspicious Warheads and Rocket Parts in Kirkuk [Story Buried deep inside]

    04/13/2003 12:41:16 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 274+ views
    New York Times ^ | Sunday, April 13, 2003 | By C. J. CHIVERS
    April 13, 2003 Paratroopers Find Suspicious Warheads and Rocket Parts in KirkukBy C. J. CHIVERS IRKUK, Iraq, April 12 — American paratroopers tonight discovered what they described as suspicious warheads and rocket components outside the former Iraqi governor's office here, a tantalizing but inconclusive find on the first day of a large-scale American presence in the oil capital of northern Iraq. The officers said the warheads appeared to be the lethal ends of surface-to-surface rockets, but they could not immediately determine if they were of a design prohibited by United Nations resolutions, or whether they were built to hold chemical...
  • CPI Investigative Report: Iraq And Their Weapons of Mass Destruction

    02/10/2003 9:27:06 AM PST · by WGH5 · 2 replies · 221+ views
    CPI News ^ | 02.10.03 | Steve Pope
    Perhaps one of the most crucial questions in a war with Iraq is whether or not the Iraqi military will use weapons of mass destruction (WMD). There have been numerous studies concerning the amount, if any, and nature of Iraq’s WMD. The debate of this very topic is the central issue before the UN Security Council and at this time appears to have the Security Council divided. On the other hand, there seems to be almost no data concerning intelligence analysis on Iraq’s potential to use it’s WMD, provided they have any, in a conflict with the United States or...
  • Empty warheads are not the heart of the story (Iraq and UNMOVIC)

    01/22/2003 7:07:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 307+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 1/23/03 | Zvi Bar'el
    Empty warheads are not the heart of the story Zvi Bar'elThe discovery last Thursday of 12 empty chemical weapon warheads at the Ukhaider complex south of Baghdad created a great stir that died down almost immediately. The Ukhaider Ammunition Storage Area, one of the biggest in Iraq, which was bombed during the Gulf War, is not a secret site. Even the 122mm warheads were not unknown weapons to those monitoring the Iraqi arms program. The previous inspection team had already uncovered some before being kicked out of Iraq in 1998. If there was anything interesting about these warheads, it concerns...
  • Iraq Warheads Designed for Sarin Payload

    01/19/2003 5:24:36 PM PST · by conservativecorner · 10 replies · 270+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | January 20, 2003 | Stewart Stogel
    United Nations -- Last Thursday, UN arms inspectors discovered a dozen unused 122mm rocket warheads during an inspection in Iraq. At the time of the discovery, UN inspectors claimed the unused warheads were most likely designed for a chemical agent. Now, sources close to the investigation say the deadly nerve agent Sarin was the most likely weapon destined for those warheads. The sources tell NewsMax that the UN had found similar shells loaded with a liquid version of the agent during the last round of arms inspections in 1998. It was Sarin that caused havoc in the Tokyo subway system...
  • Saddam Defiant After Warheads Find

    01/17/2003 4:21:01 AM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 184+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-17-2003
    Friday, 17 January, 2003, 09:50 GMTSaddam defiant after warheads find The warheads were in 'excellent condition' the UN says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has warned that anyone who tries to invade his country will be defeated. The inspectors have asked for more time... wisdom obliges us to respond to their request In a defiant speech to mark the 12th anniversary of the start of the Gulf War, the Iraqi leader said his people were determined to make any new invading force "commit suicide" at the gates of Baghdad. He was speaking as the UN's chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, was...
  • Inspectors Discover Iraqi Warheads. Will This Be The Trigger For War

    01/16/2003 3:27:52 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 292+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-17-2003 | David Usborne
    Inspectors discover Iraqi warheads. Will this be the trigger for war? By David Usborne in New York and Andrew grice 17 January 2003 The prospects of war with Iraq appeared to increase suddenly last night after United Nations weapons inspectors revealed they had discovered a number of empty chemical warheads stashed in a complex of newly built bunkers in the country. Officials and diplomats said they could not yet reach any definitive conclusions on the warheads but their discovery threatens to alter the mood severely as the United States continues to press the case against Iraq. Hiro Ueki, a UN...
  • Better Warheads Through Plastic

    12/03/2002 4:43:23 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 322+ views
    Source: Office Of Naval Research Date: 12/3/2002 Better Warheads Through Plastics Shooting down enemy air threats--whether they're ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, or aircraft--is a tactical problem that leaves little room for error. The targets move fast and must be verifiably, catastrophically, destroyed. An incoming missile hit and broken into pieces by an air defense missile can be as dangerous as one that lands intact. The Iraqi Scud missile that killed so many American troops at their Saudi base during the 1991 Gulf War is sad evidence of that risk--it had apparently been hit by a Patriot missile on its way...