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  • New evidence Iran evaded sanctions, continued nuclear weapons development with Venezuela

    08/30/2016 1:17:46 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Foreign desk News ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Lisa Daftari
    New evidence suggests Iran received help from Venezuela with its nuclear program despite a decade of U.N.-mandated sanctions aimed at curbing the rouge regime’s controversial nuclear and ballistic missile programs. A 2009 document obtained by Brazil’s leading weekly, Veja magazine, shows late dictator President Hugo Chavez signing off on the release of funds to help Iran with its nuclear ambitions. Specifically, the document states the funds were to be designated for the import of equipment for a gunpowder factory and the development of production plants for nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose, elements used in rocket propulsion for Iran’s government. There is also...
  • NSC's Gen. Mike Flynn: "Today We Are Officially Putting Iran On Notice"

    02/01/2017 1:23:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/01/2017
    When Iran test fired a new ballistic missile on Sunday, an act it confirmed this morning, it was aware it was taking a calculated risk and, more importantly, was testing America's response and resolve to preserve Obama's nuclear deal. It got the answer this afternoon, when shortly before 2pm, President Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, said the United States was officially putting Iran on notice on Wednesday over its "destabilizing activity" after it test-fired a ballistic missile over the weekend. "As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice," Flynn told a White House briefing, without explaining...
  • Russia: Is Putin’s Deadliest Weapons Program in Trouble?

    01/24/2017 12:49:24 PM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | January 25, 2017 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Russia’s deadliest new nuclear weapon currently under development, the new super-heavy thermonuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-28 Sarmat may be in trouble, the Russian Nuclear Forces Project (RNFP) reports. One sign: repeated delays in the missile’s first ejection test, which tests the mechanism of a missile leaving its launch container, according to a January 19 blog post on the RNFP website.“The first sign was the delay with be first ejection tests–they were moved from 2015 to the end of 2016 and now to 2017 (for all we know, this may be the end of 2017). The delay was sort of...
  • Russia's Lethal Su-35 Was Just Spotted Armed with a New Missile NATO Should Fear

    01/18/2017 6:38:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 17, 2017 | Dave Majumdar
    Video footage shot by a U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet squadron over Syria shows a pair of Russian Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E fighters armed with a pair of older R-27 air-to-air missiles but what appears to be a single R-77-1 RVV-SD active radar-guided missile.
  • How the U.S. Navy is Trying to Make China's 'Carrier-Killer' Missiles Obsolete

    12/20/2016 1:55:44 PM PST · by Enchante · 23 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 16, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully launched a salvo of two Raytheon Standard SM-6 Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target earlier this week. USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)—an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer—conducted the test shortly after midnight on Dec. 14 to demonstrate a Sea Based Terminal endo-atmospheric defensive capability. "This test demonstrated the capabilities MDA and the Navy are delivering to our fleet commanders," Vice Adm. Jim Syring, director of the MDA said in a statement. "The SM-6 missile and the Aegis Weapon System continue to prove that they are critical components of...
  • Hamas offers missiles against Israel

    12/12/2016 3:40:59 PM PST · by Lera · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/13/16
    Terrorist commander announces on Hamas TV that the terror organization is offering missiles to any army willing to attack Israel. video at link
  • Russia responds to NATO advance with missiles in its Europe enclave

    11/21/2016 5:33:16 PM PST · by Mariner · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 21st, 2016 | By Tucker Reals
    Russia will deploy two advanced missile systems to its far-west territory of Kaliningrad in a direct response to NATO expansion in eastern Europe, a pro-Kremlin Russian lawmaker said Friday. Kaliningrad is a parcel of land disconnected from the Russian mainland that sits on the coast of the Baltic sea, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. A Russian deployment of S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander balistic missiles to Kaliningrad, with its proximity to NATO member states, will undoubtedly heighten concerns among leaders of the transatlantic security alliance, who were already nervous over incoming American leader Donald Trump’s commitment to their collective...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Syria gave advanced M-600 missiles to Hezbollah, defense officials claim

    05/05/2010 8:44:22 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 550+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 5/5/2010 | Jonathan Lis and Amos Harel
    Syria has delivered advanced M600 rockets to Hezbollah militants in Lebanon within the past year, Israeli defense officials said on Wednesday. The M600, a Syrian copy of the Iranian Fateh-110, has a range of 300km and carries a half-ton warhead. If fired from southern Lebanon it would be capable of hitting Tel Aviv. Latest claims of arms transfers to Lebanon follow recent accusations by President Shimon Peres that Syria Hezbollah gave long-range Scud missiles, capable of inflicting heavy damage on Israel's cities. Other government figures, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, have since avoided repeating the claims and it is unclear...
  • To Threaten Ships, the Houthis Improvised a Missile Strike Force

    10/16/2016 7:53:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 15, 2016 | Tom Cooper
    At 7:00 in the evening local time on Oct. 9, 2016, a missile fired from Houthi-controlled territory around the port of Hodeida — on the Red Sea coast in northwestern Yemen — crashed into the water several miles away from U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mason, underway in international waters near the Bab Al Mandab Strait. Mason and the destroyer USS Nitze were escorting Ponce, an amphibious assault ship that supports minesweeping helicopters. Another missile struck the sea in the same area around an hour later.
  • Missiles fired at US warship near Yemen, says US admiral

    10/15/2016 6:29:31 PM PDT · by traumer · 74 replies
    Multiple missiles have been fired at a US warship in the Red Sea - but there are no casualties, a US admiral says. More to follow...
  • U.S. Navy destroyer again targeted by missiles from Yemen: U.S. officials

    10/12/2016 11:12:18 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 36 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Wed Oct 12, 2016 | Phil Stewart & Idrees Ali
    A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in the past four days, U.S. officials told Reuters. The USS Mason, which was accompanied by the USS Ponce - an amphibious transport dock - fired defensive salvos in response to the missiles, neither of which hit the ship or caused any damage as it operated north of the Bab al-Mandab Strait, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • USS Mason Fired 3 Missiles to Defend From Yemen Cruise Missiles Attack

    10/11/2016 3:00:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    USNI news ^ | 10/11/16 | Sam LaGrone
    The crew of a guided-missile destroyer fired three missiles to defend themselves and another ship after being attacked on Sunday in the Red Sea by two presumed cruise missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi-forces, USNI News has learned. During the attack against USS Mason (DDG-87), the ship’s crew fired the missiles to defend the guided-missile destroyer and nearby USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) from two suspected cruise missiles fired from the Yemini shore, two defense officials told USNI News. Mason launched two Standard Missile-2s (SM-2s) and a single Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) to intercept the two missiles that were launched about 7...
  • U.S. Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen: U.S.

    ASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted on Sunday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, a U.S. military spokesman told Reuters, saying the two missiles failed to hit the ship. "USS Mason detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period while in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. Both missiles impacted the water before reaching the ship," Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said. "There were no injuries to our sailors and no damage to the ship," he said.
  • Putin’s Activation of ‘Iskander-M’ Ballistic Missile Is a Message to Obama (Baltics now targeted)

    10/08/2016 10:20:12 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 42 replies
    Observer ^ | 10/07/2016 | John R. Schindler
    Putin’s Activation of ‘Iskander-M’ Ballistic Missile Is a Message to Obama http://observer.com/2016/10/putins-activation-of-iskander-m-ballistic-missile-is-a-message-to-obama/ Putin’s Activation of ‘Iskander-M’ Ballistic Missile Is a Message to Obama The KGB officer in the Kremlin seeks one last, grand strategic humiliation for our president before he leaves office By John R. Schindler • 10/07/16 11:00am Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Prince Albert II of Monaco (not pictured) at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 6, 2016. / AFP / POOL AND AFP / YURI KADOBNOV Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images It’s long been obvious that Vladimir Putin and his inner circle view Barack...
  • The Unredacted Huma Abedin-Hillary Clinton Email on Libya, Weapons and Mike Rogers

    09/01/2015 11:14:48 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-09-01 | Ben Weingarten
    In working through some of the 7,000 Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department yesterday, I came across one curious one sent from aide Huma Abedin to the then-Secretary of State regarding a Koran-burning in the U.S.Here is another intriguing email: https://twitter.com/bhweingarten/status/638734489531871234 It is noteworthy that this message on a sensitive subject — presumably about a meeting between then-Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Sec. of State Clinton on weapons collections in Libya — would be left unredacted, while many other emails in the Clinton trove are redacted in toto. This may be because news reports around the September 10, 2011 email date indicate...
  • Ship With N. Korea Missiles Intercepted

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

    09/21/2016 2:00:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | September 21, 2016 | Abhijit Singh
    There are real limits on the amount of AI acceptable to navy commanders.With rising security challenges in the global commons, there is growing interest in the subject of “intelligent” weapons systems. This is especially so in the maritime realm, where recent studies have shown that precision-guided weaponry and networked systems are likely to play an increasingly important role. Even while accepting autonomous systems as the future of maritime warfare, however, many find the subject of “intelligent weapon systems” to be deeply contentious. A good point of departure for the discussion on autonomous combat systems is a recent report in the...
  • A Senior Syrian Journalist Reports Iraq’s WMD Located in Three Syrian Sites

    01/05/2004 9:01:39 PM PST · by quidnunc · 22 replies · 657+ views
    Debkafile ^ | January 5, 2004 | Unattributed
    Nizar Najoef, a Syrian journalist who recently defected from Syria to Western Europe and is known for bravely challenging the Syrian regime, said in a letter Monday, January 5, to Dutch newspaper “Di Telegraaf,” that he knows the three sites where Iraq’s WMD are kept. The storage places are: 1. Tunnels dug under the town of al-Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria. These tunnels are an integral part of an underground factory, built by the North Koreans, for producing Syrian Scud missiles. Iraqi chemical weapons and long-range missiles are stored in these tunnels. 2. The village of...
  • Possible Syrian nuke facility identified by satellite

    12/02/2010 9:36:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 12/2/10 | Yaakov Katz
    Footage of Masyaf shows missile shaped items; IAEA urges Syria to let inspectors visit reactor that IAF destroyed in 2007. A compound in western Syria with buildings and hundreds of missile-shaped items has been identified as functionally related to a nuclear reactor Israel destroyed northeast of Damascus in 2007. Satellite footage of the site in Masyaf was obtained by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security and shows a compound built in a ravine and surrounded by what appears to be a line of trenches. While there are no security measures visible in the commercial satellite imagery, ISIS said...
  • Op-Ed-It’s Time to Ditch the ICBM, America’s Thermonuclear Dinosaur

    09/16/2016 8:44:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 15, 2016 | Geoff Wilson and Noah Williams
    The Cold War has been over for 25 years now, but the United States still maintains a massive arsenal of nuclear weapons and delivery systems — and they don’t come cheap. For example, we still spend $2 billion a year just in operations and support costs for the U.S. ICBM force. And we are about to spend a whole lot more.
  • Hawkish lawmakers call for nuclear submarines to counter N. Korea's missile threats (South Korea)

    09/05/2016 1:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Yonhap
    A group of lawmakers from South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party said Monday the country should consider building a nuclear-powered submarine, amid escalating provocations by Pyongyang. The remark came as North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in waters off its east coast. The South Korean military said the missile flew about 500 kilometers toward Japan, making the longest flight by such a missile launched by the communist country. "South Korea's military should move to deal effectively with North Korea's SLBM threat by deploying a submarine with nuclear propulsion that can better detect and attack North Korean vessels,"...
  • Iran Deploys Long-Range Missiles at Nuclear Facility

    08/29/2016 6:43:36 AM PDT · by Lera · 37 replies
    Iran has deployed Russian-made S-300 long-range missiles in its Fordow nuclear facility, Tehran Times and other Iranian state-run media reported Sunday. State TV showed the missiles and other counter-strike weapons being transported to Fordow. The Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP) is a uranium enrichment facility located 20 miles northeast of the city of Qom. The site is the second Iranian uranium enrichment facility, the other one is in Natanz. In January 2012 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that Iran had started producing uranium enriched up to 20%. Earlier on Sunday, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a...
  • U.S. Air Force asks industry for proposals to replace nuclear missiles

    07/30/2016 2:47:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2016 | David Alexander
    The U.S. Air Force asked industry on Friday for proposals to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile and the nuclear cruise missile as the military moves ahead with a costly modernization of its aging atomic weapons systems. The Air Force said in a statement it expected to award up to two contracts for a new ICBM weapons system, or ground-based strategic deterrent, sometime next summer or fall. It also expected to award up to two contracts in the same time frame for a new nuclear cruise missile, or long-range standoff weapon. Modernization of the U.S. nuclear force is expected...
  • Missiles for Asia? (The Need for Operational Analysis of U.S. Theater Ballistic Missiles)

    07/18/2016 10:21:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    RAND Corporation ^ | Jacob Heim
    The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which the Soviet Union and the United States signed in 1987, prohibits conventional and nuclear-armed land-based ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 km. The U.S. Department of State concluded in 2014 that Russia is in violation of its treaty obligations, raising doubts about the treaty's durability and how the United States should respond. At the moment, U.S. policy remains committed to the treaty and seeks to encourage Russia to return to compliance by eliminating prohibited systems, but attempts to revive the treaty could take several years and might not succeed....
  • Iranian commander: Ground is ready to destroy 'Zionist regime'

    07/06/2016 10:55:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/16 | Elad Benari
    A senior commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) recently threatened Israel, saying the ground is ready for the annihilation of “the Zionist regime”. The comments by IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami were made at a sermon in Tehran this past Friday prior to prayers marking Al-Quds Day. He also declared that Iran has over 100,000 missiles waiting in Lebanon alone and that tens of thousands of other missiles were placed throughout the Muslim world in order to wipe "the accursed black dot" – that is Israel – from the map of the world. Salami also threatened Kurdish leaders...
  • North Korean ballistic missile 'EXPLODES on its launch pad and severely injures staff' [tr]

    05/31/2016 6:12:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 31, 2016 | Simon Tomlinson
    A North Korean ballistic missile is believed to have exploded on its launch pad today in its latest botched test firing. Official sources said the blast is thought to have severely injured personnel working close to the medium-range weapon. It is the latest in a series of setbacks for a ballistic weapons.
  • Russia successfully tests anti-satellite missile

    05/27/2016 9:31:01 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 40 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charlie Moore
    Former Pentagon official Mark Schneider warned...'The loss of GPS guidance due to [anti-satellite] attack would take out a substantial part of our precision weapons delivery capability and essentially all of our standoff capability.
  • Iranian Commander: U.S. Telling Iran To Keep Missile Tests Secret

    05/17/2016 5:18:12 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2016 | Deborah Danan
    A senior Iranian missile force commander claimed that U.S. officials are secretly instructing the Islamic Republic to keep its ballistic missile tests secret so as not to alarm the region, according to the Iranian Tasnim News Agency. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Aerospace and Missile Force, said in an address to students in Qom on May 14 that the Obama administration is anxious that the missile tests remain clandestine so as not to raise questions about whether Iran is adhering to the nuclear deal. “At this time, the Americans are telling [us]: ‘Don’t talk about...
  • Obama, the Iran Scam, Ben Rhodes and Public Credulity

    05/08/2016 2:36:33 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 8, 2016 | Dan Miller
    A recent article by David Samuels at the New York Times Magazine, based on an interview with Obama's foreign policy guru Ben Rhodes, purported to explain how, and about what, the Obama administration lied to get public support for the Iran Scam. According to the article, the principal Obama lie involved who was the Iranian president when the negotiations with Iran began. It's much deeper and worse than that. As Paul Harvey would say, “Here’s “the rest of the story.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uogp40PeddI Iranian President Rouhani was elected on June 15, 2013 and assumed office on August 3d. According to Rhodes, negotiations started...
  • Senators Demand Obama Fire Top Aide for Iran Deal Deception

    05/16/2016 6:16:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 16, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Leading members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to fire one of his top advisers amid a deepening scandal over accusations the White House intentionally misled lawmakers and the American public about the contents of last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran, according to a letter sent Monday to Obama and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The lawmakers are pressing Obama to fire deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes following revelations he and other officials “spearheaded the charge to mislead elected lawmakers and the American people about the Iran nuclear deal and the negotiations that led to...
  • Iran: U.S. Encouraging Islamic Republic to Keep Illicit Missile Tests Secret

    05/16/2016 1:38:24 PM PDT · by quesney · 40 replies
    A senior Iranian military commander claimed that U.S. officials are quietly encouraging the Islamic Republic to keep its illicit ballistic missile tests a secret so as not to raise concerns in the region, according to Persian language comments. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Aerospace and Missile Force, said in recent remarks that the Obama administration does not want Iran to publicize its ongoing missile tests, which have raised questions about the Islamic Republic’s commitment to last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement. “At this time, the Americans are telling [us]: ‘Don’t talk about missile affairs, and if...
  • Russia Is Building the Largest ICBM Ever (and America Should Be Worried)

    05/10/2016 5:58:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    National Interest ^ | May 9, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    Russia’s will deploy its new RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles to units in Siberia and the southern Urals when the enormous new weapon becomes operational in 2018. The massive liquid-fueled missiles will replace the existing Cold War-era R-36M2 Voyevoda (SS-18 Satan) ICBM—which is the largest such weapon ever built. “The development of the Sarmat silo-based missile system with a heavy missile is nearing completion,” Col. Gen. Sergei Karakayev, commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces told the Moscow-based TASS News agency. “It will replace the Voyevoda missile system in the Uzhur missile division and the Dombarovsky position area.”
  • Iran Agencies Offer Differing Reports on Missile Test

    05/09/2016 2:01:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 05/09/2016 | Asa Fitch
    An Iranian military official said Iran conducted its third ballistic missile test-firing since the country’s landmark nuclear deal went into effect in January, but a few hours later Iran’s defense minister countered the report. The semiofficial Tasnim News Agency reported earlier Monday that the country fired a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles) two weeks ago, citing Brig. Gen. Ali Abdollahi. The missile was precision-guided and could accurately strike a target with a 26-foot margin of error, he said. But Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan said Iran hadn’t test-fired a missile of the range cited by...
  • Guilty as sin (Osama's driver)

    08/07/2008 2:34:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 216+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 07 2008
    The military tribunal verdict convicting Salim Hamdan of providing material support to terrorism was eminently just. The guy was, after all, Osama Bin Laden's driver, and he was, after all, arrested with two surface-to-air missiles in the back of his car. And there was, after all, the video of a 1998 Al Qaeda news conference for Pakistani journalists that at one point showed Hamdan with a machine gun and at another juncture captured him smiling at Bin Laden. And there were, after all, the undisputed facts that Hamdan fell in with Bin Laden in 1996 and worked with him through...
  • Our World: Obama’s nuclear contrition

    04/13/2016 11:39:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/12/2016 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Then and now, Obama and his advisers argued that ballistic missiles are not part of the mullahs' nuclear project. This claim, which made little sense at the time, makes no sense whatsoever today. On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Hiroshima. While there meeting with this G-7 counterparts, Kerry strongly hinted that his visit was a precursor to a visit to the site of the first nuclear bombing by President Barack Obama next month. The irony of course is that for all his professed commitment to ridding the world of nuclear weapons, Obama is responsible for drastically increasing...
  • A look at the Navy's slick new Norwegian antiship missile

    04/12/2016 12:07:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 11, 2016 | Alex Lockie
    As part of the Navy's push towards "distributed lethatlity," littoral combat ships will soon be equipped with the Norwegian built Naval Strike Missile (NSM), an "over-the-horizon" antiship cruise missile with a range of about 115 miles.
  • North Korea threatens China with a 'nuclear storm'

    03/31/2016 4:00:20 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | March 31, 2016 | Becca Stanek
    The United Nations' recently implemented sanctions against North Korea are already driving a wedge between longtime allies North Korea and China, a document from the Workers' Party of North Korea reveals. In the document, the Workers' Party condemns Beijing for partaking in the sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear program and urges its people to confront China with a "nuclear storm" for its alleged "betrayal of socialism," Daily NK reports.
  • Ayatollah: Our Missiles Are ‘a Source of Happiness’ for Nations Wronged by US, Israel

    03/31/2016 8:11:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 30, 2016 | 10:32 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared Wednesday that Iran’s ballistic missile capabilities are crucial for the country’s defense, and — in an apparent swipe at an influential former president — added that those who argue that this is a time for talks rather than for missiles are either ignorant or traitors. At a time when some U.N. Security Council members are mulling a response to Iran’s recent missile launches, Khamenei used an address to Iranians marking the birthday of Mohammed’s youngest daughter to laud the program. He praised the recent demonstrations of missile prowess by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps...
  • Khamenei: Missiles are the key to Iran’s future

    It's a great time to be a despotic tyrant who threatens your neighbors. And as Khamenei knows, to be quite open about it. Who's going to do anything? Who would be enough of a fool to think that anyone with real power in Iran thought otherwise? Oh. Right. As always, beware of media characterizations that pretend this or that Iranian official is “moderate” or “more moderate” or whatever. They’re grading on a pretty radical curve when they tell you that, but it’s irrelevant at any rate. Only the mullahas have real power in Iran, and lest you have any doubt...
  • Iran missile tests were 'in defiance of' U.N. resolution -U.S., allies

    03/29/2016 4:34:02 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 29, 2016 | Louis Charbonneau
    By launching nuclear-capable missiles Iran has defied a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year's historic nuclear deal, the United States and its European allies said in a joint letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Iran's recent ballistic tests involved missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and were "inconsistent with" and "in defiance of" council resolution 2231, adopted last July, said the joint U.S., British, French, German letter to Spain's U.N. Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon.
  • Western powers demand UN action on Iran missile tests

    03/29/2016 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    Western powers are demanding that the UN Security Council take actions over Iran’s repeated ballistic missile tests, Reuters revealed on Tuesday. In a joint letter to the Security Council seen by the news agency, the United States and its European allies say that by launching nuclear-capable missiles, Iran has defied a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year's nuclear deal. Iran's recent ballistic tests involved missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and were "inconsistent with" and "in defiance of" council resolution 2231, adopted last July, says the joint U.S., British, French, German letter to Spain's UN Ambassador Roman...
  • NORTH KOREA CLAIMS SUCCESSFUL TEST OF SOLID-FUEL ROCKET ENGINE

    03/24/2016 6:27:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    North Korea successfully tested a solid-fuel engine that boosted the power of its ballistic rockets, state media reported on Thursday, as South Korea's president ordered the military to be ready to respond to the North's "reckless provocation". Pyongyang's claim indicates it is continuing to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at a rapid pace in defiance of U.N. sanctions, and amid assessment by the South's officials that it could conduct a new nuclear test at any time.
  • Bomb-sniffing dog discovers 2 Hellfire missiles bound for Portland

    03/13/2016 4:29:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies
    OregonLive.com ^ | 3/13/16 | AP
    BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia's authorities are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for Portland contained two missiles with explosive warheads on a passenger flight from Lebanon. N1 television said the package with two guided armor-piercing missiles was discovered Saturday by a sniffer dog after an Air Serbia flight from Beirut landed at a Belgrade airport.
  • Two Hellfire Missiles Found on Passenger Plane Bound for US

    03/13/2016 4:40:19 PM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Belgrade, Serbia – KATU reports that Serbian officials have found 2 missiles with “explosive warheads” in a cargo crate on an Air Serbia passenger jet from Lebanon to Serbia. The crate was tagged to Portland, Oregon. With all the security at international airports, how did this “cargo” get on board the flight in the first place? hellfire missiles AGM-114 Hellfire Missile – two of these were found aboard a passenger plane and tagged for Portland, Oregon N1 Television out of Serbia reports that two guided armor-piercing AGM-114 Hellfire missiles were found in a wooden crate that listed the final destination...
  • North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles: South Korea

    03/09/2016 9:56:26 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Stella Kim
    North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Thursday morning, a South Korean military official said, in the latest controversial move amid U.S.-South Korean military drills that have angered the rogue state. The two missiles flew about 310 miles at about 5:20 a.m. (3:20 p.m. Wednesday ET) and were fired from North Korea's northern shore, the military official said. Analysts said they were Scud-type missiles. The apparent launch comes after heated rhetoric from North Korea in recent days that has included threats of a preemptive nuclear strike.
  • N. Korea claims it can fit nuclear warheads on missiles

    03/08/2016 8:25:34 PM PST · by HWGruene · 20 replies
    salt lake tribune ^ | 3/8/16 | Ana Fifield
    U.S. commanders say country has capability to make weapons small and light enough. Tokyo • North Korea has been able to make its nuclear warheads small enough to fit onto ballistic missiles, the state media claimed Wednesday in Pyongyang's latest boast about improvements in its weapons capabilities. North Korea has made the claim before and it is not known whether it is true, but the timing of the announcement is inauspicious. The United States and South Korea are conducting huge military exercises that North Korea views as a pretext for an invasion. On Tuesday, South Korea unleashed a wave of...
  • Iran fires 2 missiles marked with 'Israel must be wiped out'

    03/09/2016 7:45:42 AM PST · by SubMareener · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | March 9, 2016 | Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
    DUBAI (AP) -- Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" written in Hebrew on them, state media reported, a show of force by the Islamic Republic as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel. Such phrases have been emblazoned on Iranian missiles before, but this test comes shortly after the implementation of a nuclear deal with world powers, including the U.S., and follows similar drills in recent days.
  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Test Ballistic Missiles

    03/08/2016 8:36:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/08/2016 | By THOMAS ERDBRINK
    TEHRAN — The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran staged nationwide ballistic missile tests on Tuesday, Iranian state television reported, though the accounts did not specify whether the military had fired any ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, which would violate a United Nations resolution. Missiles were fired from several silos in different regions of the country, state television reported, without naming the launch sites. It showed clips of underground silos with dozens of missiles and a missile being prepared for launch from one such silo. One three-minute clip showed a missile silo at an enormous underground base...
  • Democrat Politician Who Tried to Sell Guns Illegally Sentenced; Nets Ignore

    02/25/2016 4:39:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 25, 2016 | Ken Shepherd
    Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat and staunch proponent of stiffer gun-control laws was sentenced today in federal court on corruption charges tied to, among other things, a conspiracy to traffic weapons. Although this is off-the-charts hypocritical of Mr. Yee, a wonderfully sensational corrupt politician story ripe for national news, none of the Big Three broadcast evening news programs last night so much as devoted a news brief to the story. [You may also recall that Yee was behind a spurious smear against Rush Limbaugh in 2011. Read about that here.] Adding to the seriousness of the weapons trafficking charge, as the...