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  • Silence Greets Iran Ballistic Missile Launch

    12/07/2018 6:06:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    NY Sun ^ | December 7, 2018 | By BENNY AVNI
    Iran on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that can deliver nukes — and the near-complete silence of the press aside, it’s a big deal. The latest test disclosed, once more, the flaws in the Iranian nuclear deal and the confusion of our European allies, who are alarmed by the mullahs’ behavior but fear losing the deal that enables it. “The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that’s capable of carrying multiple warheads,” Secretary of State Pompeo tweeted Sunday, adding: “This test violates UNSCR 2231” — the United Nations Security Council resolution that made the nuclear deal...
  • New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base

    12/05/2018 2:08:09 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Zachary Cohen
    New satellite images obtained exclusively by CNN reveal North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in the mountainous interior of the country, offering yet another reminder that diplomatic talks with the US have done little to prevent Kim Jong Un from pursuing his promise to mass produce and deploy the existing types of nuclear warheads in his arsenal. The satellite imagery offers evidence that the Yeongjeo-dong missile base and a nearby, previously unreported site remain active and have been continuously upgraded, underscoring the reality of just how far apart Washington and Pyongyang are on the issue...
  • Some GOP stalwarts plan to vote for (Democrat) Bill White (for Texas Governor)

    06/18/2010 1:40:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 66 replies · 887+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 18, 2010, 12:01AM | JOE HOLLEY
    ...When his candidate for governor, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, fell to Gov. Rick Perry, he switched his support to Democrat Bill White. Madden is one of a number of former Hutchison supporters who have crossed parties to support the former Houston mayor, including Houstonians Matt Simmons, CEO of Simmons & Co. International, and James Flores, CEO of Plains Exploration & Production Co. In a Republican-red state like Texas, White has to lure crossover voters, big-ticket and otherwise, if he is to have any chance at all of defeating the longest-serving governor in Texas history, although wooing Republicans and independents...
  • Black Friday Terror from Cuba’s Current Rulers

    11/26/2016 4:34:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Important note: this terror plot to murder thousands of American holiday shoppers was planned  by essentially the same Stalinist terror-sponsors who rule Cuba today and who receive an estimated $4 billion annually from the U.S.-- thanks mostly to Obama’s executive orders that loopholed the “Cuban embargo” half to death. For his transition team, President-elect Trump has just appointed a former Treasury Dept. official who probably ranks as the most knowledgeable American on how horribly the letter of U.S. law [the Cuban embargo] has been violated by Obama in his “opening” to the terror-sponsoring Castro regime. Consequently, nobody is better...
  • In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception

    11/12/2018 9:55:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 12, 2018 | David E. Sanger and William J. Broad
    WASHINGTON — North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American intelligence agencies but left undiscussed as President Trump claims to have neutralized the North’s nuclear threat. The satellite images suggest that the North has been engaged in a great deception: It has offered to dismantle a major launching site — a step it began, then halted — while continuing to make improvements at more than a dozen others that would bolster launches of conventional and nuclear warheads. The existence...
  • Pence leaves open the possibility of nuclear weapons in space: ‘Peace comes through strength’

    10/24/2018 1:11:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 23, 2018 | Robert Costa
    Vice President Pence on Tuesday declined to rule out the idea of deploying nuclear weapons in space, saying that the current ban on their use is “in the interest of every nation” but that the issue should be decided on “the principle that peace comes through strength.” The new positioning comes as the Trump administration moves to potentially exit a major nuclear weapons pact with Russia and possibly bolster U.S. military operations in the heavens by forming a “Space Force.” Pence argued that the Space Force is critical for U.S. national security as China and Russia expand their presence in...
  • Emergency Response Activated at Pantex for Unexpected Event at the Plant

    10/23/2018 10:51:20 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 42 replies
    myhighplains.com ^ | 23 OCT 18 | By: Karl Wehmhoener
    AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - UPDATE - Carson County Sheriff Department is reporting that FM 2373 is closed from I-40 north. Officials are also reporting the east side of the Pantex Plant is completely inaccessible.
  • World War II Hero who Prevented Nazis from Getting Nuclear Bomb Dies

    10/21/2018 4:25:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct 21, 2018 | Reuters
    OSLO - The leader of a daring World War Two raid to thwart Nazi Germany's nuclear ambitions has died aged 99, Norwegian government officials said on Sunday. Joachim Roenneberg, serving behind enemy lines in his native Norway during the German occupation, in 1943 blew up a plant producing heavy water, or D2O, a hydrogen-rich substance that was key to the later development of atomic bombs. Picked by Britain's war-time Special Operations Executive to lead the raid when he was only 23 years old, Roenneberg was the youngest member of Operation Gunnerside, which penetrated and destroyed key parts of the heavily...
  • 'Aggressors Will Be Annihilated, We Will Go to Heaven as Martyrs,' Putin Says

    10/19/2018 12:10:59 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was ready to "annihilate" any attacker who would use nuclear weapons against it, but would never strike first. "An aggressor should know that vengeance is inevitable, that he will be annihilated, and we would be the victims of the aggression. We will go to heaven as martyrs, and they will just drop dead. They will not even have time to repent for this," he said. In March this year Putin unveiled an array of new nuclear weapons in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying they could hit almost...
  • After the Bombs Fell: Imagining nuclear war with North Korea.

    09/02/2018 4:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 2, 2018 | Ethan Epstein
    Works of fiction that purport to be collections of documents—let’s call them “assemblage novels”—are hard to pull off. The Scottish writer Graeme Macrae Burnet succeeded in 2015—and ended up on the Booker Prize shortlist—with His Bloody Project, a novel that was supposedly a collection of documents relating to a 19th-century murder. Max Brooks’s Zombie Survival Guide, a clever fake manual for enduring the zombie apocalypse, is another recent entry in the genre. Now comes Jeffrey Lewis, an arms control expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a prolific tweeter (he’s @armscontrolwonk), and his 2020 Commission Report on the...
  • N Korea is derailing peace talks with a letter that threatens more missile tests and...

    08/29/2018 1:15:19 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies
    UK Business Insider ^ | 29 August 2018 | Ryan Pickrell
    North Korea warned the US in a recent letter that talks are "again at stake and may fall apart," adding that it may resume "nuclear and missile activities" if its demands are not met. President Donald Trump unexpectedly canceled what was expected to be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's fourth trip to Pyongyang last Friday due to insufficient progress on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The decision was preceded by a "belligerent" letter that criticized his administration for failing "to meet (North Korean) expectations in terms of taking a step forward to sign a peace treaty," CNN reported Tuesday,...
  • North Korea has not stopped nuclear, missile programme, says confidential UN report

    08/04/2018 5:06:52 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies
    The Singapore Straits Times ^ | 4 August 2018 | Singapore Straits Times via Reuters
    <p>North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential UN report seen by Reuters on Friday (Aug 3).</p> <p>The six-month report by independent experts monitoring the implementation of UN sanctions was submitted to the Security Council North Korea sanctions committee late on Friday.</p>
  • North Korea’s Ruling Party Informs Officials Kim Regime Will Not Give Up Nukes

    07/26/2018 10:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 07/26/2018
    The Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party has decreed that North Korea will not relinquish its nuclear arsenal, which it termed a “precious legacy” of the country’s late leaders, according to local sources, despite an earlier pledge by party chairman Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.Kim held historic talks with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in in April, as well as an unprecedented summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in June, and agreed—in principle—to abandoning the North’s nuclear weapons program in exchange for promises of regime security and economic prosperity.But a lack of any concrete agreement on steps to...
  • North Korea To Pompeo: We Regret That You’re Serious About Denuclearization

    07/07/2018 7:12:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like the two sides of the North Korean nuclear crisis have their wires crossed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo led two days of talks with the Kim regime and offered a positive take on progress as he left Pyongyang. The North Koreans disagreed: BREAKING: North Korea Foreign Ministry says talks with Pompeo 'regrettable,' accuses US of unilateral demands for denuclearization.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 7, 2018 North Korea says high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and has accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning...
  • N Korea Has Continued Ballistic Missile Launcher Production in 2018, Per US Intelligence (Air Force)

    07/02/2018 12:31:55 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 56 replies
    North Korea has continued to produce support equipment and launchers for one of its newer ballistic missiles through the first half of 2018, according to a recent U.S. military intelligence assessment described to The Diplomat by U.S. government officials. According to a recent assessment released by the U.S. National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), which analyzes intelligence regarding ballistic missile threats for the U.S. Air Force, North Korea has continued to produce vehicles and support equipment for its Pukguksong-2/KN15 medium-range ballistic missile in 2018. While production of launch vehicles—known as transporter-erector-launchers, or TELs—and support equipment has continued through the...
  • N. Korea aims to hide key parts of nuclear program: reports

    07/01/2018 6:03:59 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 55 replies
    The Korea Herald (Seoul, South Korea) ^ | 1 July 2018 | Jung Min-Kyung, Staff Writer Korea Herald
    Even as North Korea engages in diplomacy with the US for denuclearization, US intelligence officials have spotted evidence that points to the communist nation’s unwillingness to fully dismantle its nuclear program while concealing key parts, the Washington Post said Sunday. The assessment contradicts US President Donald Trump’s remarks that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea,” following a landmark summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore. The evidence collected aims to deceive the United States about the number of nuclear warheads in North Korea’s arsenal as well as the existence of undisclosed...
  • North Korea making ‘rapid’ improvements to nuclear reactor despite Trump-Kim agreement

    06/27/2018 6:58:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/27/2018 | Sam Meredith
    North Korea is upgrading its only known nuclear research facility, satellite imagery has shown, despite ongoing negotiations with multiple world leaders and a pledge to abandon its weapons program. The satellite photos, obtained by North Korea analysis outlet 38 North, indicate that the isolated regime is making numerous improvements to its Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center “at a rapid pace.” The report comes just over two weeks after President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement that called for a denuclearized Korean peninsula. 38 North is a U.S.-based project that looks to gather the insight...
  • Europeans Say Increased Iranian Uranium Enrichment OK [semi-satire]

    06/12/2018 10:19:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 June 2018 | John Semmens
    European participants in the Obama-arranged "deal" that is supposed to discourage Iran from developing nuclear weapons insist that the country's stepped up uranium enrichment program does not violate the terms of the agreement. Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, explained that "a careful reading of the terms shows that Iran has only agreed to forego attacking us with nuclear weapons until they are 'physically able to do so.' All work on bombs and delivery systems prior to the attainment of this capability are unconstrained by the agreement brokered by former US President Obama and his Secretary of...
  • North Korea Begging For Summit, Stresses ‘Desperate Need’

    05/25/2018 5:26:25 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Pacific Pundit ^ | 5-25-2018
    After Trump pulled out of the North Korea summit scheduled for June 12th in Singapore earlier today, the liberals and their sycophants in the media were celebrating as if they just won an election. They were so happy that they thought the North Korea-US Nuke summit was off, they can all claim Trump can’t make a deal. But news for the Democrats and media is that North Korea is basically already begging Trump to keep the summit on, and claims it’s in “desperate need” of the summit.Little Rocket Man Kim Jong Un may have been getting a little too big...
  • Defector: North Korea will never give up their nukes

    05/15/2018 11:07:53 AM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2018 | Breck Dumas
    Leading up to the much-anticipated meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore next month, a former North Korean official says the country is only putting on a show about getting rid of their nuclear weapons. Thae Yong-Ho defected from North Korea in 2016, where he was the deputy ambassador to Great Britain. He said, “In the end, North Korea will remain a nuclear power packaged as a non-nuclear power.” He explained that the North “would oppose intrusive inspections as they would be viewed as a process of breaking down Kim Jong Un’s absolute power...