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  • Russia carried out practice nuclear strike against Sweden

    02/04/2016 2:50:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Local ^ | 03 Feb 2016
    When Russian planes carried out a simulated attack against Sweden in 2013, it included nuclear warfare, a Nato report has revealed. The training mission by the Russian military took place just beyond the eastern edge of the Stockholm archipelago three years ago. It grabbed global headlines because Sweden's military was slow to react due to staff being on vacation and had to rely on help from Nato. Several Swedish media outlets had previously speculated that the exercises also included a simulated nuclear attack, but this was never confirmed. Now, Nato's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has revealed that this was indeed...
  • Iraq says Saudi, Russia change tone on possible oil deal

    01/27/2016 7:47:46 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:30pm EST | Rania El Gamal
    Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:30pm EST Iraq says Saudi, Russia change tone on possible oil deal KUWAIT | By Rania El Gamal OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and top non-OPEC producer Russia are showing signs of flexibility about agreeing to tackle an oil glut that has pushed prices to 12-year lows, the oil minister of Iraq said on Tuesday. "We have seen some flexibility from the brothers in Saudi and a change in tone from Russia," Adel Abdel Mahdi, whose country is the second-largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, said. His comments, made in Kuwait, boosted Brent...
  • Kerry admits Iran sanctions windfall will go to terror

    01/21/2016 9:31:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2016, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar
    Days after Iran received hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief from the controversial nuclear deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday admitted a good portion of the massive funds will go to terror. Speaking at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry spoke about the massive kickback Tehran is receiving after nuclear sanctions were lifted last weekend. "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists," he acknowledged to CNBC. "You know, to...
  • Iran to Begin Construction on Two New Nuke Plants

    01/19/2016 1:23:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/19/2016 | BY: Adam Kredo
    The head of Iran's atomic energy organization announced on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic, with assistance from Russia and China, will move forward on the construction of two new nuclear power plants, according to comments published in Iranian state-controlled media. Ali Akbar Salehi, who heads the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, told Iranian reporters that construction on these new nuclear plants will begin in the "near future," according to Fars News Agency. "Construction of two 1000-MW power plants will start soon," Salehi was quoted as saying. "We will build two other small power plants too in cooperation with China," he...
  • Iran deal 'historic success for diplomacy' - Germany

    01/18/2016 12:02:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 Jan 2016 14:23 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    The July 2015 agreement officially entered into force after key United Nations confirmation that Tehran has shrunk its atomic program, triggering the lifting of painful international sanctions on the Islamic republic. "The Iranian nuclear program will now for many years be subjected to strict technical restrictions and close monitoring," said Steinmeier, whose country was among the six world powers that negotiated the landmark deal with Tehran. ...
  • Obama applauds his own 'smart' diplomacy with Iran claiming the country will NEVER get a nuke

    01/17/2016 11:10:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/17/16 | AP & Mia De Graaf
    'It has been a good day': Obama applauds his own 'smart' diplomacy with Iran claiming the country will NEVER get a nuclear bomb as plane carrying released prisoners heads home President Barack Obama is crediting his 'smart' diplomacy for recent breakthroughs in the U.S. relationship with Iran. Obama says a 'smart, patient and disciplined approached to the world' has seen results that, he claims, will block Iran from ever obtaining a nuclear bomb. He spoke from the White House on Sunday, one day after the United Nations certified that Iran had curbed its nuclear program as promised. Minutes earlier, three...
  • Obama says 'tireless' effort led to prisoner release (barf)

    01/17/2016 9:09:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2016 11:14 AM EST
    President Barack Obama says Americans long held in Iran will soon be reunited with their families and says "tireless" diplomacy made it possible. [...] Under the deal, the U.S. was pardoning or dropping charges against seven Iranians citizens accused or convicted of violating U.S. sanctions.Obama says the released Iranians weren't charged with terrorism. He says their release is "one-time gesture" to Iran. ...
  • Iran president: Only Israel, US 'extremists' object to nuke deal (Netanyahu pledges to stop them)

    01/17/2016 7:02:43 AM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 01/17/2016 08:03:28 AM EST
    TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the official implementation of the landmark nuclear deal has satisfied all parties except radical extremists, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that Israel would remain vigilant to ensure that Iran was not violating its commitments. Speaking before the parliament in comments broadcast live on state television, Rouhani said, "In (implementing) the deal, all are happy except Zionists, warmongers, sowers of discord among Islamic nations and extremists in the U.S. The rest are happy." Rouhani said the deal has "opened new windows for engagement with the world." A strong supporter...
  • 2 Americans believed detained in Iran are not among those coming home (Robert Levinson, Namazi)

    01/17/2016 4:48:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 16 at 4:56 PM | Adam Goldman
    As the families of Americans celebrate the release of their loved ones held in Iran, the authorities in Tehran said they would not be freeing a businessman arrested in October and were silent on the fate of a former FBI agent who disappeared in the country. It was unclear why Siamak Namazi, 44, an Iranian American based in Dubai, was arrested in October while visiting a friend in Tehran where he had done consultant work over the previous decade. U.S. officials said Saturday that they would continue to talk with Iran to secure the release of Namazi as well as...
  • Rouhani: All happy about deal except Israel, US hard-liners

    01/16/2016 10:51:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2016 1:39 AM EST
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the official implementation Saturday of the landmark deal reached between Tehran and six world powers has satisfied all parties except radical extremists. Speaking in the parliament in comments broadcast live on state television, Rouhani said, "In (implementing) the deal, all are happy except Zionists, warmongers, sowers of discord among Islamic nations and extremists in the U.S. The rest are happy." ...
  • EU lifts Iran sanctions, says nuclear deal met (Pssst - there is no deal...)

    01/16/2016 3:48:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 1/16/16
    Iran has complied with last July's nuclear deal, the UN atomic watchdog said Saturday, allowing sanctions to be lifted and the landmark accord to enter into force. The International Atomic Energy Agency said that its "inspectors on the ground verified that Iran has carried out all measures required under the (July deal)... to enable Implementation Day to occur." The United States has received the IAEA report confirming that Iran has honored its side of the nuclear accord, and will proceed to lift its economic sanctions.
  • North Korea says peace treaty, halt to exercises, would end nuclear tests

    01/15/2016 2:45:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/16 | Tony Munroe
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a ceremony to award party and state commendations to nuclear … SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Saturday called for the conclusion of a peace treaty with the United States and a halt to U.S. military exercises with South Korea to end its nuclear tests. The isolated state has long sought a peace treaty with the United States, as well as an end to the exercises by South Korea and the United States, which has about 28,500 troops based in South Korea. "Still valid are all proposals for preserving peace and stability...
  • How the EPA may force Wisconsin onto more nuclear power

    01/14/2016 11:43:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This seems to be the law of unintended consequences coming home to roost in Wisconsin for both the EPA and the environmental lobby in the Badger State and it’s hard to suppress a bit of a smile over it. New EPA regulations and the relentless attacks on the coal industry have led to the state needing to make some adjustments in how they produce their power. That probably sounded like a big win for the Green lobby until legislators took a look at their available options and determined that they might have no choice but to put in some more...
  • Kerry confirms Iran removed core vessel of Arak reactor

    01/13/2016 10:45:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Wednesday that Iran has removed the calandria, or central vessel, of its nuclear reactor at Arak, and it will be filled with concrete within hours. Iranian media reported earlier this week that the Islamic Republic had removed the core of the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor, the fate of which was one of the sticking points in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers. "Just yesterday, the foreign minister (of Iran) reported to me that the calandria of the plutonium nuclear reactor is now out and in the next hours it will...
  • NORTH KOREA SAYS NUCLEAR TEST SHOWS IT COULD 'WIPE OUT' US

    01/13/2016 4:07:52 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2015 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea's U.N. mission claimed Wednesday that its successful nuclear bomb test showed that it could now "wipe out" the United States, as the U.N. Security Council grappled with a response to the underground blast.
  • Iran IRGCN moment of arrest 10 American Marines on their knees (3 minute video from Iran TV)

    01/13/2016 10:31:56 AM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 13, 2016 | Ali Javid
    3 minute video aired on Iran TV showing capture of 10 American sailors. Dramatic music plays in background during video.
  • US must apologize over marines entrance to Iran waters ("American military in Gulf never innocent")

    01/13/2016 1:36:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    MNA ^ | Jan. 13
    TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (MNA) – Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said IRGC Navy will decide about detained US marines who illegally entered Iran waters once chain of command passes down its orders. “All vessels must give prior notice if they want to sail through another country’s waters, especially if they are military,” said Ali Fadavi, Commander of the IRGC (the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps) Navy, referring to the two American riverine command boats that had illegally crossed into Iranian territorial waters around Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. “In the world of international relations, there is only one instance of innocent...
  • Oil dive deepens to 12-year low; $20 warning on China

    01/12/2016 8:12:07 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    Related Stories Oil dive deepens to 12-year low; $20 warning on China Reuters Oil prices fall for sixth day as hopes for recovery fade Reuters Oil down again to 12-year low; $30 handle looks more likely Reuters Oil slumps towards 11-year low, ignoring Mideast tensions Reuters Oil ends 2015 down 35 percent; long, painful hangover seen Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - A brutal new year selloff in oil markets quickened on Monday, with prices plunging 6 percent to new 12-year lows as further ructions in the Chinese stock market threatened to knock crude as low as $20 a barrel. Amid...
  • Impending lifting of Iran sanctions worries Israel (State Department says sanctions lifted Friday!)

    01/12/2016 5:15:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 01.12.16, 12:21 | Alex Fishman
    Analysis: Friday will see the removal of the sanctions regime imposed on Iran since 2007, and Russia is already deep in talks with Tehran on the sale of advanced weapons. Most of the economic sanctions imposed on Iran will be removed on Friday, US State Department officials said, while Russia readies the sale of advanced weapons to the Islamic Republic. January 15 will mark the end of the international sanctions regime, which has been in place since 2007 through a series of decisions by American Presidents George W. Bush and Barak Obama, legislation passed by the US Congress and in...
  • Iran disputes UN finding that it worked on nuclear arms

    01/11/2016 3:07:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 4:56 PM EST | George Jahn
    Iran has rejected an assessment by the U.N. nuclear agency that it did past work on nuclear arms but is praising some aspects of the agency's investigation of the issue, reflecting satisfaction that the more than decade-long probe has ended. Closure of the file means that some questions about the alleged weapons work may never be resolved. Before the 35-nation board of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency adopted a resolution last month ending the investigation, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told the meeting that his investigation couldn't "reconstruct all the details of activities conducted by Iran in the past." But...
  • Obama's continuing Iranian appeasement: The next president must reverse course

    01/11/2016 4:41:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 1/9/16 | John Bolton
    Even Iran's ayatollahs must be amazed at what they have gotten away with since last July's Vienna deal, which purportedly eliminated their nuclear weapons program. The mullahs now act like they call the shots on the deal and throughout the Middle East. Trashing the Saudi embassy in Tehran, “spontaneous” in appearance only, is just the latest evidence, recalling a 1979 “spontaneous” demonstration that resulted in U.S. diplomats held hostage for 444 days. Barack Obama repeatedly acquiesces in Iran's egregious behavior; President-in-waiting Hillary Clinton shows no sign of breaking with him or the Iran policies she initiated as Obama's secretary of...
  • Obama's serial appeasement has backfired

    01/11/2016 4:39:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/7/16 | Charles Krauthammer
    If you're going to engage in a foreign policy capitulation, might as well do it when everyone is getting tanked and otherwise occupied. Say, New Year's Eve. Here's the story. In October, Iran test-fires a nuclear-capable ballistic missile in brazen violation of unanimous United Nations Security Council resolutions. President Barack Obama does nothing. One month later, Iran does it again. The administration makes a few gestures at the U.N. Then nothing. Then finally, on Dec. 30, the White House announces a few sanctions. They are weak, aimed mostly at individuals and designed essentially for show. Amazingly, even that proves too...
  • Kerry: Iran sanctions relief 'days away' (counting down to $150 billion appeasement)

    01/11/2016 4:28:57 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2016 | Rick Moran
    How does Iran spell relief? K E R R Y. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters at the State Department that the lifting of sanctions on Iran is just "days away." The $150 billion windfall for the terrorist state will happen "sooner rather than later," Kerry said. Meanwhile, there will be a vote in the House next week that would prevent the administration from lifting sanctions on Iranian banks and financial institutions unless the administration can certify that the companies are not financing terrorism or ballistic missiles. The Hill: According to reports, the White House has backed away from...
  • US flies B-52 over S. Korea in show of strength after N. Korea nuclear test

    01/09/2016 8:37:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/9/16 | REUTERS
    SEOUL - The United States deployed a B-52 bomber on a low-level flight over its ally South Korea on Sunday, in a show of force following North Korea's nuclear test on Wednesday. The B-52, based in Guam, was joined by two fighter planes, one American and one South Korean, before returning to Guam, the US military said in a statement.
  • Read North Korea's Positively Insane Statement On Its Hydrogen Bomb

    01/06/2016 8:35:43 AM PST · by golux · 49 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 010606 | Patrick George
    Last night, following reports of unusual seismic activity in the region, the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea announced it detonated its first hydrogen bomb in an underground test. (...) North Korea Says It Has Detonated Its First Hydrogen Bomb (...) The country’s state-run Korean Central News Agency released a statement on the alleged detonation last night and it is everything we’ve come to expect from North Korea: surreal, full of patriotic bravado, rife with allusions to their “Juche” political philosophy of extreme self-reliance, and in bad need of copy editing. (...) A few highlights: “Eye-catching miracles” “H-bomb of justice”...
  • Rouhani hits back at Obama, expands missile program

    12/31/2015 1:33:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 12/31/2015, 9:23 PM | Ari Yashar
    A day after reports that US President Barack Obama is planning new sanctions on companies taking part in Iran's ballistic missile program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came out swinging Thursday, giving an order to escalate the missile program. Rouhani issued a decree to Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan to accelerate Iran's production of "various types of missiles," reports the Iranian state-run PressTV. [...] US officials have said the Treasury Department retains a right under July's controversial nuclear agreement to blacklist Iranian entities suspected of involvement in missile development. Rouhani on Thursday wrote in his decree that the new...
  • Report: Obama’s NSA Spied on Congress & American Jewish Organizations

    12/30/2015 4:43:57 PM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 29, 2015 | JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    In the midst of its espionage operations against the State of Israel, the Obama administration's National Security Agency (NSA) listened in on private conversations conducted with members of the U.S. Congress and American-Jewish groups, a late Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal reveals. The NSA operations revealed to President Obama that Israeli officials had coordinated on messaging with U.S. Jewish groups that had come out against the Iran nuclear deal, the report says, citing unnamed officials familiar with the espionage operations. At the time, President Obama was facing a wave of criticism from European leaders-such as French President Francois Hollande...
  • Big change in store for New York nuclear in 2016

    12/29/2015 4:54:04 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Politico New York ^ | Dec. 28, 2015 | SCOTT WALDMAN
    New York's nuclear energy landscape is poised to shift dramatically in 2016, as it shrinks by one reactor and as the governor readies a policy that would recognize nuclear as a key bridge fuel to a renewable-powered future. At least one of the state's six nuclear reactors may be shuttered, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is aggressively targeting two more, both at the Indian Point facility in Westchester, for closure. A fourth faces closure in less than two years, though a new Cuomo administration climate initiative could extend its life for at least another decade. Collectively, the six reactors, housed at...
  • Declassified Cold War files reveal America’s extensive nuclear target list

    12/25/2015 1:30:51 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2015 | Fox News
    Newly declassified documents reveal the extent of America’s nuclear target list during the Cold War, showing the U.S. military was prepared to hit thousands of sites in the communist world stretching from Beijing to Moscow to East Berlin. The 800 pages of documents from a 1956 plan known as the “Atomic Weapons Requirements Study” were released by the National Archives and published this week for the first time by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. “As far as can be told, no comparable document has ever been declassified for any period of Cold War history,” the organization said,...
  • Japan Court Clears Way to Restarting Kansai Electric Nuclear Plants

    12/24/2015 11:35:37 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    "Voice of America" ^ | 12/24/2015 | Reuters
    A Japanese court on Thursday cleared the way for Kansai Electric Power Co. to restart four nuclear reactors, rejecting legal claims against Japan's second-biggest utility to keep the reactors idled over safety concerns. The Fukui District Court overturned an injunction that has prevented the restart of two reactors at Kansai's Takahama power station, and rejected a request for an injunction to block the restart of two reactors at its Ohi plant, plaintiffs' lawyers said. The decision paves the way to restart the units in western Japan nearly five years after the Fukushima crisis. The ruling signals judicial support for Japan's...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Restricts U.S. More Than Congress Knew

    12/22/2015 6:45:27 PM PST · by Crazieman · 23 replies
    King Bloomberg's News | 12/22/2015 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-12-21/iran-nuclear-deal-restricts-u-s-more-than-congress-knew Link only, per FR Rules. Essentially Dear Leader is going to run around Congress and grant visa waivers to Iran.
  • Russia will DESTROY ISIS with NUCLEAR cruise missiles if necessary warns Putin

    12/21/2015 8:58:17 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 49 replies
    Express ^ | 12/21/2015 | Paul Baldwin
    PUTIN has said today that he will continue to improve Russia's nuclear arsenal in a bid to deter potential threats to his country - including arming cruise missiles with nukes to destroy ISIS. The Russian president said he would use nuclear only as security protection. Speaking on a documentary broadcast on Russian TV, Putin said he would not wield the "nuclear big stick". But he threatened to liquidate Islamic State jihadis with nuclear warheads if conventional bombing raids fail to destroy the terror group. The Russian president warned that his military's cruise missiles could be fitted with atomic weapons. During...
  • Rubio, Cruz and US Global Leadership

    12/18/2015 12:20:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 18, 2015 | Caroline Glick, Director of the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Israel Security Project...
    At some point between 2006 and 2008, the American people decided to turn their backs on the world. Between the seeming futility of the war in Iraq and the financial collapse of 2008, Americans decided they'd had enough. In Barack Obama, they found a leader who could channel their frustration. Obama's foreign policy, based on denying the existence of radical Islam and projecting the responsibility for Islamic aggression on the US and its allies, suited their mood just fine. If America is responsible, then America can walk away. Once it is gone, so the thinking has gone, the Muslims will...
  • 'IAEA admitted Israel was right Iran tried to build bomb'

    12/17/2015 4:19:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/15 | Raphael Poch
    On Monday, as it announced it would be wrapping up its investigation into Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors in Vienna received a report from the IAEA Director General bringing evidence that Iran had indeed been working towards building a nuclear explosive device up until 2009. “This was one of the most important days in the nuclear Iran affair, and the IAEA board of governors did nothing” said a distraught Dr. Ephraim Asculai. The IAEA board of governors is a body made up of representatives from 35 members states of the 167...
  • IAEA Board Agrees to Close File on Iran’s Past Nuclear Activities (Peace in our time!)

    12/15/2015 12:11:57 PM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 1:14 p.m. ET | Laurence Norman
    A United Nations agency agreed Tuesday to close its investigation into Iran’s past nuclear activities, moving Tehran another step closer to large-scale sanctions relief following its deal with world powers this summer. Diplomats said the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors unanimously approved a resolution drafted by the U.S. and five other countries that will close the investigation in the coming weeks. That five-month probe concluded that Iran had a nuclear-weapons-related program until 2003 and then continued some of those activities as late as 2009. However, the agency said Iran’s activities weren’t advanced and that there was no evidence...
  • Japan and India agree bullet train, nuclear deals

    12/12/2015 9:25:15 AM PST · by entropy12 · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Today 12/12/15 | AFP
    Japan will build India's first bullet train under a sweeping tally of agreements made following talks in New Delhi Saturday, deepening a partnership Prime Minister Narendra Modi said would "shape the course of Asia". The Indian premier spoke warmly of his friendship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the power of their political alliance, after agreeing deals on the $15 bn high-speed train, defence technology and civil nuclear cooperation. Both Modi and Abe are right-wing nationalists and economic reformers who have forged an unusually close relationship since the Indian leader came to power last year, partly to counter China's...
  • Russian Military Told To Boost "Strategic Nuclear Forces Amid Rising Tensions With The U.S."

    12/11/2015 8:28:07 AM PST · by amorphous · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11 Dec 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier we reported that in response to the escalation in the Syria proxy war, where the latest development was yesterday's arrival of German warplanes and supporting troops in Turkey, Putin gave one simple command: "I order to act extremely tough. Any targets that threaten Russian forces or our infrastructure on the ground should be immediately destroyed." However, Syria was a secondary topic on Putin's mind today when during a meeting with his defense chiefs, Putin gave the order "to strengthen Russia’s strategic nuclear forces amid rising tensions with the U.S. over the global balance of power."
  • ISIS Leader: ‘Islam Is the Religion of War’ [not peace]

    12/09/2015 6:22:03 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has released a call to arms which asks Muslims everywhere to physically join ISIS in the area it now controls or simply take up the struggle against unbelievers wherever they are. The title of the message "March Forth Whether Heavy or Light" comes from a verse in the Koran which calls on believers to "strive with your wealth and your lives in the cause of Allah." In Baghdadi's view that striving is ISIS's war against unbelievers. "O Muslims, Islam was never for a day the religion of peace. Islam is the religion of war," al-Baghdadi...
  • Strategic Transformer Reserve

    12/03/2015 5:54:06 AM PST · by Steve Schulin · 41 replies
    Compleat Advocate ^ | Dec 3, 2015 | Steve Schulin
    The highway bill that emerged from House-Senate conference committee includes much that doesn't have much to do with surface transportation, including a section which could save millions of lives in the event of an electro-magnetic pulse attack. ... Here's the section on the Strategic Transformer Reserve: SEC. 61004. STRATEGIC TRANSFORMER RESERVE. (a) Finding.--Congress finds that the storage of strategically located spare large power transformers and emergency mobile substations will reduce the vulnerability of the United States to multiple risks facing electric grid reliability, including physical attack, cyber attack, electromagnetic pulse, geomagnetic disturbances, severe weather, and seismic events. ... (c) Strategic...
  • NDTV.com Exclusive: India's 'Six-Day War' Plan for Kargil

    12/02/2015 5:33:36 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    NDTV ^ | December 02, 2015 | Barkha Dutt
    A secret letter sent by former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to U.S President Bill Clinton at the height of the Kargil war in 1999 made it clear that if Pakistani infiltrators did not withdraw from Indian territory, "one way or the other we will get them out." Though India's options were never spelt out in the missive, in an interview to NDTV's Consulting Editor, Barkha Dutt just two months before he died, the former National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra revealed that "Crossing the Line of Control was not ruled out, nor was the use of nuclear weapons." Mishra who...
  • China Again Tests Nuclear Hypersonic Missile [Nuke Capable]

    11/28/2015 3:22:11 PM PST · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Bill Gertz
    China carried out a sixth flight test of its new high-speed nuclear attack vehicle on Monday designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses or carry out global strikes. The ultra-fast maneuvering strike weapon known as the DF-ZF hypersonic glide vehicle was launched atop a ballistic missile fired from the Wuzhai missile test center in central China’s Shanxi Province, according defense officials. The vehicle separated from its launcher near the edge of the atmosphere and then glided to an impact range several thousand miles away in western China, said officials familiar with details of the test. The DF-ZF flight was tracked by...
  • Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

    11/26/2015 9:12:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:51am EST | François Murphy and Shadia Nasralla
    A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is required under a landmark deal between major powers and Iran, which provides for a lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program. A clear verdict that weapons-related work occurred would have made it difficult for the deal to proceed, but diplomats have said for weeks that they...
  • State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It

    11/25/2015 11:45:47 AM PST · by GilGil · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,” wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter.
  • Britain to order 4 new Trident nuclear submarines – Cameron

    11/22/2015 10:17:42 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | Unattributed
    Britain will order four new nuclear submarines, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced at the Conservative party conference in Manchester. In a clear message to anti-Trident Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the PM said four new submarines would be ordered to replace the existing fleet, which will be retired. In his first conference speech since the Tories won a parliamentary majority in May’s general election, Cameron used the occasion to present a strong opposition to Corbyn’s foreign policy stance, highlighting the importance of a strong nuclear deterrent. He told a packed hall that the nuclear deterrent is the country’s “ultimate...
  • US lawmakers say forget Assad, focus on ISIS

    11/22/2015 7:02:49 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | Nov 20 2015 | Deb Reichman
    In an unusual alliance, a House Democrat and Republican have teamed up to urge the Obama administration to stop trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad and focus all its efforts on destroying Islamic State militants. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, and Austin Scott, a Republican, introduced legislation on Friday to end what they called an "illegal war" to overthrow Assad, the leader of Syria accused of killing tens of thousands of Syrian citizens in a more than four-year-old civil war entangled in a battle against IS extremists, also known as ISIS. "The U.S. is waging two wars in Syria,"...
  • NO, OZ IS NOT A NUCLEAR WEAPONS STATE

    11/20/2015 2:37:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    ARMS CONTROL WONK ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jeffrey Lewis
    When I was in Washington recently, I had a very funny conversation with Matthew Harries over dinner. It seems there is a proposal for Australia to seek nuclear-weapons state status under the NPT on rather weak claim that the UK had conducted nuclear tests down under in the 1950s. I was delighted when Matt and Hassan Elbahtimy offered to write up a fine riposte to this strange idea. Also, I left you a little easter egg at the bottom. Australia, like many other countries during and after the Cold War, considered developing nuclear weapons but never fully pursued its own...
  • China Could Become Global Leader In Nuclear Tech

    11/19/2015 11:54:37 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 19-11-2015 | Chinese
    China continues to rack up successes in exporting its nuclear power technologies as it seeks to become a leader on the global stage. Chinese President Xi Jingping wrapped up a state visit to the United Kingdom at the end of October, in which he inked a deal with the UK to help build nuclear reactors in England. The deal will see the China General Nuclear Power Corporation acquire a 33.5 percent stake in the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant. The power plant could be the most expensive reactor ever built and although it will be constructed years behind schedule, it...
  • Rochester Gas & Electric Works on Plans for a World Without Ginna Nuclear Plant

    11/17/2015 11:49:50 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 11/16/2015 | Barry Cassell
    Rochester Gas & Electric filed with the New York State Public Service Commission on Nov. 10 a heavily-redacted copy of an Oct. 27 report on what it is doing, and plans to do, in case the Ginna nuclear plant of Exelon (NYSE: EXC) is retired later this decade. Since last year, Exelon has been working at the New York PSC and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend the life of Ginna, which the company says is not economic to operate in the current power market following the expiration last year of a long-term contract to supply power to...
  • Russia’s New ‘Nuclear Torpedo’ Can Create Giant Tsunamis And Wipe Out Entire Coastal Cities

    11/17/2015 9:59:10 AM PST · by amorphous · 81 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 16 Nov 2015 | Michael Snyder
    While the eyes of the world are on ISIS, Russia is creating weapons unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Plans for a giant self-propelled nuclear torpedo that can create a giant tsunami more than 1,000 feet tall were recently "leaked by mistake" by the Russian media. Apparently the warheads on these torpedos are designed to create so much radiation "that everything living will be killed" - including those that try to survive the attack by hiding in underground shelters. These "robotic mini-submarines" would have a range of up to 10,000 kilometers and would be able to evade all...
  • DEBKAfile: Syria rebels: We have killed Al Qods Chief Soleimani

    11/14/2015 8:03:51 PM PST · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | November 14, 2015, 11:35 PM (IDT)
    Syrian rebel sources claimed Saturday night that they had killed Iranian al Qods chief, the commander of Iranian forces in Iraq and Syria, Gen. Qassem Soleiman, in the fighting east of Aleppo. This claim is not confirmed by any other sources. The rebels say they located the Iranian general’s movements by means of intelligence and struck his car with a TOW missile, killing him and three other Iranian commanders with him, Masoud Askari, Mahmud Dahakan and Ahmed Rajai. If this is confirmed it would count as a signal Syrian rebel feat.