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  • Rice wants "serious answer" from Iran

    07/21/2008 3:04:25 AM PDT · by Flavius · 7 replies · 234+ views
    reuteurs ^ | 7/21/08 | reuteurs
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran on Monday that it faced more sanctions if it defied a two-week deadline to agree to curb its nuclear program. Rice said Iran was stalling and must give a "serious answer" within the deadline set by six world powers which offered trade and technical incentives if Tehran halts its uranium enrichment. The West fears Iran wants to build a nuclear bomb. "We are in the strongest possible position to demonstrate that if Iran does not act then it is time to go back to that (sanctions) track," Rice said,
  • Disconfirmations Disconfirmed: Saddam Had Nuke Program

    07/06/2008 3:59:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 136 replies · 641+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 06, 2008 | Randall Hoven
    <p>The media have been telling us for years that Saddam had no WMD, so "Bush's War": was based on a "lie." And those who believed Saddam did have WMD or WMD programs were delusional or worse.</p> <p>And multiple devices that could be used in a nuclear weapon.</p>
  • US has means to verify North Korea statement -Rice

    07/01/2008 6:59:11 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 1 replies · 163+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2008 | Susan Cornwell
    US has means to verify North Korea statement -Rice (Adds amount of plutonium, other details) By Susan Cornwell KYOTO, Japan, June 26 (Reuters) - The United States believes it has the means to verify North Korea's estimate of its nuclear programmes, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday. North Korea was expected to declare between 30-50 kg (66-110 lb) of plutonium in the document, given to the Chinese government on Thursday, a senior U.S. administration official said separately, but added that "our estimates are greater". Verification, which meant calculating and resolving differences in estimates, could take "months and...
  • N. Korea invites media to nuclear plant blast

    06/24/2008 12:01:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 2 replies · 161+ views
    TrendNews (Azerbaidjan) ^ | June 24, 2008 | TrendNews
    From: N. Korea invites media to nuclear plant blast 24.06.08 11:19 North Korea is to blow up a key part of its controversial Yongbyon nuclear reactor on Friday. The destruction of the plant's cooling tower is part of an agreement with the United States aimed at denuclearizing the Korean peninsula in exchange for loosening some restrictions on the highly secretive Communist country, reported CNN. The North Korean government has invited news organizations, including CNN, to witness the event. Earlier this year, Pyongyang agreed to disable its nuclear reactor and provide a full accounting of its plutonium stockpile, "acknowledge" concerns...
  • Papers on nuclear smuggling ring shredded

    05/22/2008 2:20:19 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 11 replies · 359+ views ^ | May 20, 2008 | Staff
    The government ordered the destruction of documents on an alleged international nuclear smuggling network involving three Swiss engineers, it has been confirmed. The head of a parliamentary control committee said the material was shredded last November. The father and sons – Friedrich, Marco and Urs Tinner - are suspected of helping to supply parts for Libya's nuclear weapons programme between 2001 and 2003 through a trafficking ring run by Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan's atom bomb. Reports say the three worked as undercover agents for the United States intelligence service. There is widespread media speculation that Washington asked...
  • BREAKING US to admit officially that Saddam WMDs were moved to Syria in a report to come !!!!!

    04/11/2008 8:33:43 AM PDT · by drzz · 203 replies · 370+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04 11 2008 | drzz
    An upcoming joint US-Israel report on the September 6 IAF strike on a Syrian facility will claim that former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein transferred weapons of mass destruction to the country, Channel 2 stated Monday.
  • A Mystery in the Middle East (Did Israel Really Find Saddam's WMD's & Bomb A Nuclear Reactor?)

    04/08/2008 7:04:26 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 86 replies · 360+ views
    Stratfor ^ | April 8, 2008 | 1807 GMT | George Friedman
    The Arab-Israeli region of the Middle East is filled with rumors of war. That is about as unusual as the rising of the sun, so normally it would not be worth mentioning. But like the proverbial broken clock that is right twice a day, such rumors occasionally will be true. In this case, we don’t know that they are true, and certainly it’s not the rumors that are driving us. But other things — minor and readily explicable individually — have drawn our attention to the possibility that something is happening. SNIP Rumors now are swirling that the Israelis are...
  • “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

    01/23/2008 1:51:14 PM PST · by RebelYell1990 · 14 replies · 1,275+ views
    Why has the statement that WMDS weren't found in Iraq now accepted as a truth? Especially in light of so much physical evidence, it looks as though the democratic Party and all to the left of them have convinced the world along with some Republicans that WMDS were never found. Looks like they took a move out of Joseph Goebbels playbook Wmd's were found in Iraq, I will give a few examples. 2003- UN Inspectors found 11 empty chemical warheads in excellent condition prior to the invasion. They were illegal and supposed to be destroyed ( USA Today- Marines Reported...
  • So Which is It? In their Own words.

    11/29/2007 8:55:47 AM PST · by dvan · 1 replies · 67+ views | NA | NA
    In their own words. Video:
  • The Proliferation Dodge--The shocking facts revealed by Saddam's untranslated documents.

    11/20/2007 5:49:44 AM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies · 149+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 20, 2007 | Caroline Glick
    According to foreign reports, Israel destroyed a nuclear weapons installation in Syria in September. Never has a larger story been pushed under the rug by so many so quickly. What are we to make of this? Over the weekend former federal prosecutor and the head of the non-governmental International Intelligence Summit, John Loftus, released a report on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program. His report was based on a private study of captured Iraqi documents. These were the unread Arabic language documents that U.S. forces seized, but had not managed to translate after overthrowing Saddam Hussein in 2003. After a...
  • WMDs in Iraq

    09/23/2007 4:01:12 PM PDT · by enough_idiocy · 52 replies · 717+ views
    July 13-16: The 329th Chemical Platoon worked in conjunction with Marines from Multi-National Force-West and Soldiers from Multi-National Division-Center to secure approxomately 40,000 gallons of nitric acid that was found in a cache in Fallujah, Iraq, for disposal. The 329th Chemical Platoon is support reserve unit for Task Force Phantom, Multi-National Corps-Iraq. HQ is Winter Park, Florida. (U.S. Army/Spc. Fernando Gonzalez)
  • 'Dozens died in Syria-Iran missile test'

    09/19/2007 12:30:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 169+ views
    JPost ^ | September 19, 2007
    Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in Jane's Defence Weekly, which reported that dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers were killed in a July 23 accident in Syria. According to the report, cited by Channel 10, the joint Syrian-Iranian team was attempting to mount a chemical warhead on a Scud missile when the explosion occurred, spreading lethal chemical agents, including sarin nerve gas. Reports of the accident were circulated at the time; however, no details were released by the Syrian government, and...
  • Top Secret: Bush Told the Truth About WMD

    09/07/2007 7:01:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 69 replies · 3,800+ views ^ | 9/7/2007 | Deborah Weiss
    The secret’s out: on August 24th, 2007, UN weapons inspectors found 6 to 8 vials of chemical weapons sitting in an office at the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) headquarters in NYC. They found the vials when archiving files due to the fact that UNMOVIC is closing down its mission. They placed the vials in a sealed package and put them in a safe located in a secured room. Subsequently, on August 29, 2007, UNMOVIC employees discovered the inventory list which listed the content of the vials. The vials contained the chemical phosgene, which according to the...
  • UN Inspectors Find Chemical in UN Office

    08/30/2007 2:05:58 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 8 replies · 356+ views
    People & AP ^ | August 30, 2007 | Staff
    UN Inspectors Find Chemical in UN Office Thursday, August 30, 2007 UNITED NATIONS - U.N. weapons inspectors discovered potentially hazardous chemical agents in their office near U.N. headquarters that were probably taken from Iraq's main chemical weapons facility 11 years ago, officials said Thursday. snip UNMOVIC has 1,400 linear feet of files and it took until Wednesday to find the inventory the number matched which indicated that the material was from Iraq's main chemical weapons facility at Muthana, near Samarra.
  • Nerve Gas Scare at U.N. Headquarters

    08/30/2007 9:26:05 AM PDT · by farlander · 210 replies · 6,909+ views
    <p>ABC reported on their website blog about 20 min ago that United Nations weapons inspectors discovered six to eight vials of a dangerous nerve gas, phosgene, as they were cleaning out offices at a U.N. building in New York this morning, federal authorities tell the Blotter on The federal authorities said the office, in a U.N. building near headquarters, was being evacuated and the White House had been notified at 10 a.m. New York police and fire officials said federal authorities had not notified them of any problem at the U.N. building, as of 11 a.m. A U.N. spokesperson said a statement would be issued shortly.</p>
  • Nerve Gas Scare at U.N. Headquarters

    08/30/2007 9:26:37 AM PDT · by Thane_Banquo · 18 replies · 1,323+ views
    Nerve gas found at UN.
  • Assessing the need for assymetric 'deterrence' (Destroying Mecca, Medina & Qom if U.S. attacked)

    07/26/2007 4:32:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,289+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 26, 2007 | Stephen Carter
    It's clearly necessary to begin thinking about what form deterrence will take against future terrorist attacks on the U.S. At least 5 such attacks have been prevented at the operational stage by Bush administration policies over the last six years. What is needed is more serious consideration of the value of policies that deter such attacks. This is likely to become a more pressing concern, as America's ability to interrupt such attacks, if a Democrat becomes President, will be severely eroded. The Democrats are profoundly indifferent to national security, and have even managed to convince themselves that terrorism is some...
  • 'Chemical Ali,' 2 Other of Saddam's Henchmen to Hang for Massacre of Kurds

    06/24/2007 10:59:20 AM PDT · by shield · 29 replies · 815+ views
    FoxNews ^ | June 24th, 2007 | AP
    BAGHDAD — Saddam Hussein's cousin and two other former regime officials were convicted Sunday of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to hang for the brutal crackdown that killed up to 180,000 Kurdish civilians and guerrillas two decades ago. Two other defendants were sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the 1987-1988 crackdown, known as "Operation Anfal." A sixth defendant was acquitted for lack of evidence. Death sentences are automatically appealed. The most notorious defendant was Saddam's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali" for ordering the use of mustard gas and nerve agents...
  • Did Saddams WMD Go to Syria? Part V

    06/22/2007 3:01:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 1,024+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-22-07 | Scott Malensek
    What exactly was moved out of Iraq? Two weeks before the war started, Hans Blix presented a report called, Unresolved Disarmament Issues. For those who don’t trust or believe the Bush Administration’s claims about WMD, this report is a much better description of the alleged threat that Saddam’s Regime posed. After the war, the Iraq Survey Group scoured the country looking to answer the Unresolved Disarmament Issues and to assess the threat of WMD posed by Saddam’s regime. Combined, the before and after reports are a little under 1200 pages. The difference between the two-that is to say the Remaining...
  • Did Saddam's WMD Go To Syria? Part IV

    06/21/2007 9:29:42 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies · 727+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-21-07 | Scott Malensek
    Saddam’s “Special Weapons” went by air to Syria, Belarus, and possibly Russia and Libya as well. They went by ground to Syria, and they went by sea to points unreported. The plan was called “Sarindar” (“Emergency Exit”), and wasn’t much different in general strategic terms from the American flight from Saigon, South Vietnam. Just as US embassy officials shredded and burned documents in Saigon, and again in Tehran, Kabul, and a dozen other fallen nations, the Russians and others did what they could to move, hide, and/or destroy their sensitive documents, equipment that they’d provided to Saddam’s Regime, and allegedly...
  • On the Escalator to War With Iran [Pat Buchanan]

    06/19/2007 10:39:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,126+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 15, 2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    These are the "birth pangs" of a "new Middle East," said Condi Rice last summer, as Israel pounded Lebanon. Unfortunately, the new Middle East may make us all pray for the return of the old. Hamas is today engaged in savage street-fighting with Fatah for control of Gaza. If Hamas prevails, it could convert this Palestinian enclave into a terrorist base camp between Israel and Egypt. In northern Lebanon, Islamic jihadists are battling the army for control of a Palestinian refugee camp. Scores are dead. On Wednesday, a seventh parliamentarian was assassinated with his son in a Beirut car bomb...
  • WMD Search Nears Conclusion In Iraq

    06/18/2007 2:00:40 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 10 replies · 770+ views
    RightBias News ^ | 6-18-07 | UPI
    U.S. and British officials are circulating a proposal at the U.N. Security Council to end the U.N. inspectors' search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The proposal has already been the subject of staff meetings and officials have told The New York Times that permanent members of the Security Council seem ready to go along with the proposal to "terminate immediately the mandates" of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission.
  • US freezes assets of four Iranian companies linked to WMDs

    06/08/2007 7:40:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 345+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States froze the assets Friday of four Iranian companies, alleging they are involved in Iran's proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The Treasury Department named the companies as Pars Tarash (aka Pars Trash Company), Farayand Technique, Fajr Industries Group, and Mizan Machine Manufacturing Group. The action was taken under an executive order aimed at freezing the assets of proliferators of WMDs and their supporters, the department said in a statement. The Treasury is barring all transactions between the companies and any US person and freezes any assets the companies may have under US jurisdiction. "So...
  • American Bar Association Address by Hans Blix

    05/24/2007 9:38:27 AM PDT · by P-40 · 5 replies · 447+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/4/2007 | none
    American Bar Association Address American Bar Association Address by Hans Blix Hans Blix, Weapon of Mass Destruction Commission Chairman, was a luncheon speaker at the annual spring meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. His topics included weapons of mass destruction, the Bush administration, and Iraq. 5/4/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 47 min.
  • Russia Deploys a Truly Horrible Weapon

    05/13/2007 6:24:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies · 3,802+ views ^ | May 13, 2007
    South Korea wants to buy four Global Hawk UAVs, for about $50 million each. The United States wants to sell South Korea the UAVs. But Russia, and their lawyers, insist that the sale cannot be made. The Russians claim that, according to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Global Hawk can, in theory, be used as a delivery system for weapons of mass destruction. That makes Global Hawk a "Category I system", under the MTCR, and thus illegal for the United States to sell to a foreign country. Here's where it gets tricky. The MTCR was established twenty years...
  • What George Tenet doesn't say about WMDs

    05/10/2007 9:59:14 AM PDT · by DEEP_e · 10 replies · 954+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 10, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    Thursday, May 10, 2007 What George Tenet doesn't say about WMDs Posted: May 10, 2007 By Jack Cashill © 2007 I talked to Dave Gaubatz last week before he had a chance to read "At The Center of the Storm" by former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet. But I can imagine what he might have said of Tenet's blanket claim that "we at CIA had been wrong in believing that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." "Nonsense." And the fully apolitical Gaubatz is in a position to know. Upon retiring from the Air Force with most of his 20-year...
  • U.S.: Pet Food Ingredient Mislabeled-(oh well everyone makes mistakes)

    05/05/2007 4:18:14 AM PDT · by Flavius · 69 replies · 1,600+ views
    physorg ^ | May 05, 2007 | y CHRISTOPHER BODEEN , Associated Press Writer
    The mildly toxic chemical melamine is commonly added to animal feed in China,...
  • A Case Against Cheney (Ultra Barf Alert!)

    05/02/2007 12:26:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2007 | Richard Cohen
    The resolution offered by the gentleman from Ohio reads sensibly. It alleges crimes high and low, misdemeanors galore -- all of them representing an effort to mislead the American people and take them into war. It is Dennis Kucinich's articles of impeachment directed at Dick Cheney. The vice president will, of course, deny being a liar. As long as Kucinich is at it, add that to the articles. The congressman's case is persuasive, although his remedy may be too radical. He calls for Cheney to be impeached by the House and tried by the Senate, just as Bill Clinton was...
  • Nuclear terror – 'very real threat'

    04/30/2007 10:59:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,294+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 30, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    Lost in all the coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy were the sobering words of Vice President Dick Cheney about a calamity facing America that will dwarf anything it has ever experienced as a nation. Characterizing it as "the greatest threat we face," Cheney once again raised the ugly specter of nuclear terrorism against the U.S. "It's a very real threat," he said, "something that we have to worry about and defeat every single day." Tying the warning to politicking over Iraq war policy, he said a precipitous withdrawal from that country by U.S. military forces would invite and encourage...
  • Merlin and His Apprentices:The Real "Slam Dunk"

    04/29/2007 1:53:05 PM PDT · by the Real fifi · 10 replies · 634+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/29/07 | Clarice Feldman
    It's a familiar scene: A Clinton holdover writes a book attacking the Bush administration and is paraded around through the network newsrooms for partisan fun and his own profit. I'm talking about George Tenet's soon-to-be released book attacking Cheney and Rice, absolving himself of all error and making a puzzling claim about what he meant when he said the Iraqi WMD program was a "slam dunk" basis for justifying war on Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
  • (John "Pink Sapphire")Edwards: No Terror "War"

    04/27/2007 8:04:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 555+ views
    The Politico ^ | April 27, 2007 | Ben Smith
    This is a quite big deal that most of us totally missed last night: John Edwards doesn't believe there's a "global war on terror," at least not in the simple-show-of-hands sense. This is something a lot of Democrats say privately -- and something mainstream pols everywhere else in the world say publicly -- but it contests a Bush administration premise in a way very few American politicians have been comfortable in the last five and a half years. His stance -- though it doesn't seem to have been all that deliberate -- matches the recent comments of a prominent British...
  • 'Blessed July' Proves The Saddam Regime Was a Terrorist Regime

    04/26/2007 8:22:20 AM PDT · by Rick Vassar · 3 replies · 283+ views
    As the Evidence Mounts, It's Hard to Deny That Saddam Hussein Had to GoYesterday, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, citing his role in deceiving the American public on the reason to go to war in Iraq and topple the Saddam Hussein government. Dennis Kucinich is the guy who always runs for President, so he is on the radar once every four years. Oh yeah, he is also the guy who pushes his way to the aisle to have his picture taken with President Bush at each State of the Union address. He...
  • Big nuke terror drill on tap in U.S. today [VP Cheney quote]

    04/23/2007 1:51:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 957+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 23, 2007
    WASHINGTON – A joint task force involving the military, Department of Homeland Security and police is set to begin a sophisticated and realistic drill today on how to respond to a terrorist nuclear bomb detonated on U.S. soil. Dubbed "Nobel Resolve '07," the series of tests are a follow-up to a similar operation last year called "Urban Resolve" and will run through Friday. The U.S. Joint Forces Command, which recently modeled every building in Baghdad in virtual space, is using that same technology in the Tidewater area of southern Virginia for this modeling and simulation project. Joining the command in...
  • The questions that need to be asked about those WMD [Melanie Phillips]

    04/19/2007 3:39:28 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 16 replies · 787+ views ^ | April 19, 2007 | melanie Phillips
    I have written an article for this week’s Spectator magazine about Dave Gaubatz, a former USAF special agent who says that in 2003 he discovered four of Saddam’s WMD bunkers — only for the Iraq Survey Group to fail to excavate these sites, allowing the material to be looted by the Iraqis, Syrians and Russia and taken to Syria. If Mr Gaubatz is correct, it means two things: that the invasion of Iraq was more than justified on the grounds originally given, that Saddam was in breach of the terms of the ceasefire of the 1991 war and that he...
  • Dutch businessman who sold chemicals to Saddam appeals war crimes conviction

    04/01/2007 7:57:38 AM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 509+ views
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands: A Dutch appeals court is to begin hearing the case Monday of a businessman convicted of war crimes for selling chemicals to Saddam Hussein that the Iraqi dictator used in the mass killings of Kurds. Frans van Anraat, 64, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in December 2005 for selling tons of precursor chemicals that were made into mustard gas and nerve gas unleashed on Kurdish villages in northern Iraq in 1987-88. Van Anraat said he didn't know the chemicals — some of which were purchased in the United States — could be used for anything...
  • High-Stakes Poker in the Persian Gulf (Iran's British Navy Abductions)

    03/24/2007 12:15:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,148+ views
    National Review ^ | March 23, 2007 | Mario Loyola
    Earlier this week, Iran?s spiritual leader Ali Khamenei began preparing public opinion for Iran?s withdrawal from the nuclear-nonproliferation regime. Today we have reports that the Iranians detained 15 British seamen. These and other incidents appear to be unconnected ? but they may not be. The moment of truth in the Iranian nuclear standoff is drawing near. And the Security Council route nearly exhausted, so a big part of the standoff is about to go largely off-camera. Already, things are not what they seem. First of all: Don?t necessarily believe what the British say about what those sailors were up to...
  • Bush Lied is the Big Lie

    03/22/2007 8:00:22 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 27 replies · 1,883+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 22 March 2007 | Debra Saunders
    Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson wants to impeach President Bush. In arguing that point, he asked Fox News' Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday, "Have you seen the National Intelligence Estimate that was provided in October of 2002, in which the intelligence agency under the State Department said that Iraq was not building up a nuclear capability, that this whole story about the aluminum tubes (reportedly sought by Saddam Hussein in Niger) was completely off base?" I decided to re-read the NIE excerpts that the administration released. What does the report say? "Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as...

    03/19/2007 3:43:30 PM PDT · by airborne · 13 replies · 631+ views ^ | 6/20/96 | Duncan Hunter
    House National Security Committee Military Procurement Subcommittee and Military Research and Development Subcommittee Clinton Administration's Response to the Threat Posed by Proliferation I believe today's hearing is one of the most important hearings we will have this year. The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the missiles that can carry them is clearly among the most significant challenges facing the United States in the postCold War world. Even the Clinton Administration has recognized this fact. In November 1994, the President declared a "national emergency" because of "the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy...
  • Averting the Next Gulf War (Wesley Clark)

    03/17/2007 9:22:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 785+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | April 2007 Issue | Wesley Clark
    The troop “surge” in Iraq is also a signal to Iran—but stopping Tehran’s nukes for good will require a different kind of leverage. The world seems headed for a showdown in the Middle East within the next two years over the issue of Iranian nuclear capacity. The stakes are high. On the one hand, there is the emergence of a new nuclear power, whose rhetoric and revolutionary record seem to pose an existential threat to Israel and challenge centuries of Sunni dominance of Islam. On the other hand, there is an explosive set of potential military actions and economic repercussions,...
  • The crumbling Hugo Chávez power equation

    03/10/2007 10:24:04 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 40 replies · 1,496+ views
    PetroleumWorld ^ | March 10, 2007 | Gustavo Coronel
    Hugo Chavez's power equation is based upon two main components: resources and strategy. For about five years this equation worked well, with both components on the rise. In the last year, however, his power equation has been weakening significantly. His objective of leading a global crusade against the U.S. had proven to be extremely costly. He is said to have spent one billion dollars in trying, unsuccessfully, to gain a seat in the United Nations Security Council. At this moment there are serious food shortages in Venezuela as he has increased government control over production and established unrealistic prices for...
  • Israel to hold nationwide nuclear attack drill

    02/26/2007 8:51:03 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 45 replies · 1,409+ views
    AFP ^ | February 26, 2007
    Israel will next month stage its first-ever nationwide drill simulating a nuclear and chemical missile attack on its cities, rescue services said Monday. The exercise was initiated by the army's homefront corps in the wake of last summer's war in Lebanon and Iran's calls for the destruction of the Jewish state and its controversial nuclear programme. Israel suspects is Iran is aiming to develop an atomic bomb, but Tehran insists its programme is for civilian energy purposes. The main scenarios which will be simulated are a massive rocket attack on cities as well as a "conventional and non-conventional missile attack,"...
  • John Kerry's Statement on Iraq Before the War

    01/23/2007 12:10:04 PM PST · by quinhon6869 · 14 replies · 1,451+ views
    Kerry Political Website ^ | October 9, 2002 | John Kerry
    With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question: Why? Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up? Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community? Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster? Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke? Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits? Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive...
  • Iraqi Terrorists Claim Chemical Attack on US Troops : World Media Yawns

    01/13/2007 1:42:40 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 3 replies · 282+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 01/13/07 | vanity
    An Iraqi terror group posted information and photos on its website,claiming a chemical attack on US troops in Iraq.
  • EU wants a Middle East free of WMDs

    12/14/2006 10:14:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 450+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/06 | Robert Wielaard - ap
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union called Thursday for a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction, responding to recent comments by the Israeli prime minister that have been interpreted as acknowledging his country has a nuclear arsenal. In interview with a Germany television station broadcast Monday, Ehud Olmert appeared to list Israel among the world's nuclear powers. The next day, however, he denied having "outed" his country's nuclear program. Although Israel is widely assumed to have nuclear weapons, it has maintained a policy of ambiguity since the 1960s, refusing to confirm or deny it. "The position of the...
  • Democrats Question Nuke Docs Web Site

    11/04/2006 5:58:54 PM PST · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 966+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/4/06 | AP
    Four Democratic senators demanded on Saturday that the Bush administration explain its decision to post documents from Saddam Hussein's covert nuclear program on a now-shuttered federal Web site. The lawmakers told President Bush's director of national intelligence, John Negroponte, that it was "shocking that sensitive documents directly related to the design of a nuclear weapon were made public by the executive branch." Sens. Harry Reid of Nevada, Carl Levin of Michigan, Joe Biden of Delaware and Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia also questioned whether political pressure from congressional Republicans played a role. The letter was released just days before congressional...
  • U.S. Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Guide (Saddam Hussein had a nuclear weapons program)

    11/02/2006 8:01:04 PM PST · by RDTF · 132 replies · 6,596+ views
    NYT ^ | November 3, 2006 | William J. Broad
    Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who said they hoped to “leverage the Internet” to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein. But in recent weeks, the site has posted some documents that weapons experts say are a danger themselves: detailed accounts of Iraq’s secret nuclear research before the 1991 Persian Gulf war. The documents, the experts say, constitute a basic guide to building an atom bomb. Last night,...
  • 2001 Iraqi Document: Saddam Approved the Re-Use of Nuclear Equipments (Important Translation).

    10/24/2006 12:55:08 PM PDT · by jveritas · 77 replies · 8,688+ views
    In what is so far the most important evidence of Saddam personal involvement in re-building Iraq nuclear program , document CMPC-2003-012331.pdf dated January 2001 indicates that during a meeting between Saddam and the Staff of the Iraqi Atomic Energy Organization Saddam was asked by the Organization Staff to give his permission for re-using the infamous “ Degussa Vacuum furnaces ” that were used in the previous and prohibited Iraq nuclear program. These furnaces can be used to melt uranium and other nuclear related activities.The Degussa Vacuum furnaces were supplied to Iraq in the 1980’s by a German firm (Degussa AG...
  • Hutchison says she wouldn't have supported Iraq invasion if she'd known there were no WMDs

    10/20/2006 2:18:37 PM PDT · by WinOne4TheGipper · 135 replies · 1,941+ views
    Austin American-Stateman ^ | Friday, October 20, 2006 | W. Gardner Selby
    SAN ANTONIO — In a debate telecast statewide, Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison repeated her call Thursday for the United States to maintain its commitment to stabilizing Iraq rather than "cutting and running because times are rough." Hutchison, a senator for more than 13 years, also said she would not have voted for the United States to invade the country in 2003 if she'd known there were no weapons of mass destruction there. Barbara Ann Radnofsky Democratic challenger says Texas needs fresh leadership. Scott Lanier Jameson Libertarian says labeling enemies incites challenge. Responding to a reporter's question, Hutchison said:...
  • Ex-agent says U.S. ignored WMD sites (politics, fear got in way)

    08/05/2006 9:18:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,492+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/5/06 | WorldNetDaily
      Dave Gaubatz A former U.S. federal agent and counter-terrorism specialist deployed to Iraq before the war says he waged a three-year, unsuccessful battle to get officials to search four sites where he believes the former Saddam regime buried weapons of mass destruction. Dave Gaubatz, an Arabic linguist who now serves as chief investigator with the Dallas County Medical Examiner, told his story to Ryan Mauro of Gaubatz said the suspected sites have never been searched by the Iraq Survey Group, the fact-finding mission dispatched by the U.S.-led multinational force. Two sites are within the city limits of Nasariyah,...
  • DoD Report: 50 Trucks Carried Iraqi WMD To Syria

    07/28/2006 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 110 replies · 9,131+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | July 28, 2006 | N/A
    The following is a translation of a newly posted Iraqi document done by an unofficial translator. The document, posted in Arabic, is from a Department Of Defense program. It is dated July 13 -- probably 2003.In it an Iraqi opposition source (a Kurd) working in Syria reports on the movement of Iraqi trucks to Syria before the start of the US invasion of Iraq. It is his understanding that the trucks contained proscribed weapons of mass destruction.EnlargeEnlargeHere is one page from the pdf file showing the original document in Arabic:Enlarge