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  • Trump tells Reuters he wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make US 'top of the pack'

    02/23/2017 12:38:51 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 FEB 16 | Jonathan Ernst
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet. On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure...
  • Scaremongering Tells Time on Doomsday Clock

    01/27/2017 8:24:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/27 | Judi McLeod
    Whirling Hands of Doom Shortly after the clock struck 12 noon one week ago today, Barack Hussein Obamaís deplorable presidency was mercifully replaced by the one of Donald J. Trump. Anxiety ridden for eight long years of watching their country slipping further into decline, little people sent up rousing cheers;the mainstream media began searching for more cunning ways to undermine the new presidency;ganging up together, feminists, jihadists and celebrities were at home posing with pink p**sy caps in front of the mirror, readying for a screaming, 2 million strong worldwide Womenís March, scheduled for the following day.
  • From Friday Trump WILL have total control of the USís huge nuclear arsenal so should we be afraid?

    01/18/2017 9:00:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jon Lockett
    WHEN Donald Trump takes office as new President on Friday one aide will remain Ďstitchedí to his side Ė the one with the briefcase needed to spark a nuclear war. The unknown military officer will accompany outgoing Barack Obama to the handover ceremony at the Capitol in Washington before quickly Ďswitching sidesí to The Don. Heíll be carrying a satchel which holds military hardware which could change the lives of EVERY person on the planet. Inside the briefcase Ė bizarrely known as Ďthe nuclear footballí Ė is a piece of digital technology measuring just three inches by five inches called...
  • For the first time, Russia has more deployed nuclear warheads than U.S.

    10/02/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department. Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the fact sheet released Wednesday.
  • Obama plans major nuclear policy changes in his final months

    07/11/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by plain talk · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | josh rogin
    .... Several U.S. officials briefed on the options told me they include declaring a ďno first useĒ policy for the United Statesí nuclear arsenal, which would be a landmark change in the countryís nuclear posture. Another option under consideration is seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution affirming a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons. This would be a way to enshrine the United Statesí pledge not to test without having to seek unlikely Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The administration is also considering offering Russia a five-year extension of the New START treatyís limits on deployed...
  • Justice Dept. targets general in leak probe

    06/27/2013 7:33:23 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2013 | By Greg Miller, Sari Horwitz
    A retired four-star Marine Corps general who served as the nationís second-ranking military officer is a target of a Justice Department investigation into a leak of information about a covert U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iranís nuclear program, a senior Obama administration official said. Retired Gen. James E. ďHossĒ Cartwright served as deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was part of President Obamaís inner circle on a range of critical national security issues before he retired in 2011. The administration official said that Cartwright is suspected of revealing information about a highly classified effort to use a computer virus...
  • Congress Probes FBI Over Top Obama National Security Advisorís Security Clearance

    01/05/2017 6:03:55 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/5/17 | Adam Kredo
    A top White House national security adviser and key proponent of the Obama administrationís diplomacy with Iran is the focus of a congressional inquiry following disclosures the FBI may have denied him top-level security clearances, according to communications exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser who led the administrationís efforts to mislead Congress about the terms of the Iran nuclear agreement, is under scrutiny in the wake of disclosures he was declined interim clearance status by the FBI in 2008, when the administration was moving into the White House. Since that...
  • Pentagon approves potential $126 billion submarine project

    01/07/2017 12:36:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    United Press International ^ | January 5, 2017 | Ryan Maass
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense intends to move forward with its $126 billion plan to procure 12 new nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. Under the plan, the Navy's existing Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines will be replaced by the developing Columbia-class submarines at an estimated cost of roughly $8 billion per ship. Pentagon acquisition undersecretary Frank Kendall voiced his approval during a recent interview with Bloomberg. "I'm hoping to have it done before I leave," Kendall said, noting his job ends when President Barack Obama leaves office on Jan. 20. President Obama has supported the...
  • US sends special forces to RUSSIAN BORDER as NATO is poised to strike (truncated)

    01/04/2017 6:05:24 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 53 replies
    The Sun ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Mark Hodge
    Full Title: WAR GAMES US sends special forces to RUSSIAN BORDER as NATO is poised to strike back against Vladimir Putinís Ďaggressioní Russia is reportedly deploying nuke-ready missiles in the province of Kaliningrad which borders Lithuania President Obama has deployed US special forces troops along Lithuaniaís border with Ďaggressiveí Russia. Tensions between Washington and the Kremlin have reached Cold War levels amid reports Vladimir Putin is deploying nuke-ready missiles in the Russian province of Kaliningrad Ė which borders Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. And Lithuanian Defence Ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite confirmed America has offered additional military support following Russia invasion of...
  • Trump recognizes 'urgency' of North Korea nuclear threat: South Korea

    01/03/2017 4:07:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2017 | James Pearson, Ben Blanchard, Jeongeun Lee and Lesley Wroughton
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's "clear warning" to North Korea shows he is aware of the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear program and will not waver from a policy of sanctions against the isolated country, South Korea said on Tuesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Sunday his nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), raising the prospect of putting parts of the United States in range. Trump dismissed the claim, saying on Twitter: "It won't happen." South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Trump's comment, his first mention of the North Korean...
  • Trump Said the U.S. Should Expand Nuclear Weapons. Heís Right.

    12/25/2016 5:52:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | December 23, 2016 | Matthew Kroenig
    On Thursday, Donald Trump created controversy when he tweeted, ďThe United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.Ē In case anyone was confused, he followed up Friday morning with an off-air remark to MSNBCís ďMorning JoeĒ that clarified his intentions: ďLet it be an arms race,Ē he said. ďWe will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.Ē The backlash was swift and unanimous. Critics charged that there is no plausible reason to expand U.S. nuclear weapons, that Trumpís comments contradicted a decades-old bipartisan consensus...
  • A Trump revolution is needed for America's nuclear arsenal

    12/23/2016 11:24:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 23, 2016 | Robert R. Monroe, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), former director of the Defense Nuclear Agency
    Americans Ė our public and our leaders Ė have no understanding of how seriously the United Statesí nuclear weapons capability has been damaged over the past 25 years. Today we risk losing our country unless President-elect Trump launches a virtual nuclear weapons revolution to reverse the ill-advised policies that have been in place and rebuild our capabilities. Hereís what has happened and what actions are needed. When the Cold War ended in 1991, our nuclear arsenal was #1 in the world. We had just defeated the Soviet Union in a 45-year conflict and saved the world from nuclear holocaust. At...
  • Trump to Mika: ĎLet It Be an Arms Race: We Will Outlast, Outmatch them Allí

    12/23/2016 6:07:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was the strangest of settings for some very serious breaking news. There was Mika Brzezinski, cuddled up in her flannels on Morning JoeĎs special Christmas set. In the previous segment, Joe Scarborough had grilled Sean Spicer, whom President-elect Trump yesterday named as his White House spokesman, over Trumpís tweet of yesterday in which he said that the US needed to greatly strengthen its nuclear arsenal. Spicer repeatedly refused to say that the Trump tweet came in response from a statement by Vladimir Putin, just hours earlier, announcing Russiaís intention to strengthen its own nuclear arsenal. When the show returned...
  • Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear weapons

    12/22/2016 10:18:39 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 21 replies
    BBC (Big Bunch of Commies) ^ | December 22, 2016
    Donald Trump has called for the US to "greatly strengthen and expand" its nuclear arsenal. The president-elect, who takes office next month, said the US must take such action "until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes". He spoke hours after President Vladimir Putin said Russia needs to bolster its military nuclear potential.
  • THE MYSTERY: Russia's Doomsday Bomb

    12/18/2016 1:29:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | December 18, 2016 | Dr. Peter Vincent Fry
    While liberal mainstream media concoct fake news that President-Elect Trump is Moscow's Manchurian Candidate, they ignore the latest real threat from Russia. Russian state television "accidentally" disclosed plans for a robot submarine, reportedly armed with a massive 100 megaton warhead-the largest nuclear weapon ever deployed by any nation. The submarine doomsday bomb would explode underwater to radioactively contaminate and inundate with tsunamis U.S. coastal cities and seaboard, where are concentrated much of America's military-industrial strength and population. A diagram of the robo-bomb was shown on Russian TV, supposedly inadvertently, over the shoulder of a Defense Ministry officer. Reportedly, according to...
  • Nuclear launch card was missing 'for months,' new book says

    10/22/2010 5:35:22 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 23 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | October 22, 2010 | Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd
    A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says in a new book that while Bill Clinton was in the White House, a key component of the president's nuclear launch protocol went missing. "The codes were actually missing for months. This is a big deal," says Gen. Hugh Shelton. "We dodged a silver bullet."
  • Biden: We wrote Japanís Constitution

    08/17/2016 1:16:55 PM PDT · by chajin · 86 replies
    Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | August 16, 2016 | Jiji Press
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumpís proposal to allow Japan to obtain nuclear weapons, stressing that Japanís pacifist Constitution was written by the United States. ďDoes he not understand we wrote Japanís constitution to say they could not be a nuclear power?Ē Biden said in a speech he delivered in Scranton, Pa., for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. ďWhere was he when in school?Ē Biden asked. ďSomeone who lacks this judgment cannot be trusted,Ē he said. ďHeís not qualified to know the [nuclear] codes,Ē the U.S. vice president said. Trump has suggested that...
  • 7 Nuclear Test Sites You Can Visit Today

    09/05/2016 8:03:41 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | 3 Sep, 2016 | Meg Neal
    Where to see the vestiges of nuclear weapons tests around the world. The atomic age began on July 16, 1945, when the Manhattan Project detonated its first successful nuclear weapon test in the New Mexico desert. Less than a month later, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From then up until the signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1996, over 2,000 nuclear test explosions have detonated on remote islands, atolls and stretches of desert around the worldóthe vast majority in the United States and Soviet Unionóto prepare for the possibility of nuclear war. Although, mercifully,...
  • Turkish Newspaper Editor Advocates Seizing US Nuclear Weapons at Incirlik

    08/17/2016 4:21:49 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 16, 2016 | Ibrahim KaragŁl
    "The nukes in Incirlik must be handed over to Turkey. Or else, Turkey should take control of them."
  • U.S. allies unite to block Obama's nuclear 'legacy'

    08/15/2016 1:52:50 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2016 | Josh Rogin
    President Obamaís last-minute drive for a foreign-policy legacy is making U.S. allies nervous about their own security. Several allied governments have lobbied the administration not to change U.S. nuclear-weapons policy by promising never to be the first to use them in a conflict. The governments of Japan, South Korea, France and Britain have all privately communicated their concerns about a potential declaration by President Obama of a ďno first useĒ nuclear-weapons policy for the United States. U.S. allies have various reasons for objecting to what would be a landmark change in Americaís nuclear posture, but they are all against it,...
  • 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...
  • Hannity Played the Sheila Macvicar 1999 ABC News Report: TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR

    10/08/2004 5:29:04 PM PDT · by christie · 18 replies · 2,329+ views
    Hannity and Radio America ^ | January 14, 1999 | ABC News
    . Sean played this segment of the TV show TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR which is available on an MP3 file. http://www.radioamerica.org/audio/MR_ABC-Osama-Hussein-connections.mp3This was part of a "Crime and Justice" show originally aired January 14, 1999 on ABC News with John Miller, John McWethy, Sheila Macvica, and Cynthi McFadden. Here is the transcript of the segment on the MP3. This is just a small portion of the show. In Germany, Mamdouh Salim, alleged to be a key military advisor and believed to be privy to bin Laden's most secret projects, is also apprehended. The U.S. government alleges he was under secret...
  • Myth or Reality? Russian Missiles on Kurils in Response to THAAD in S Korea

    07/10/2016 6:01:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 09.07.2016
    Myth or Reality? Russian Missiles on Kurils in Response to THAAD in S Korea Military & Intelligence 16:03 09.07.2016(updated 12:48 10.07.2016) Russia may deploy additional missile systems to the Far East, including on the Kuril Islands, in response to the plans of the United States to deploy missile defense complexes in South Korea, Leonid Ivashov, president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, told RIA Novosti. The expert commented on recent reports citing a source in the Russian Foreign Minister. In particular, the source said that Russian military planning will take into account Seoulís decision to deploy US THAAD missile systems...
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 6:09:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matthew Mosk Brian Ross CHO PARK
    Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the departmentís professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to ďprotect the nameĒ of the Secretary, ďstallĒ the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained...
  • Stein Says US Owes Japan an Apology for Nuke Attack, More Important is Commitment to Disarm

    05/28/2016 7:33:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Jill2016 ^ | May 27, 2016 | David Doonan
    Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said that President Obama should apologize during his trip to Hiroshima for the use of nuclear weapons against Japan by pledging nuclear disarmament. Dr. Stein also urged Obama to listen to the testimony of the survivors of the nuclear attack, who have dedicated their lives to the elimination of nuclear weapons so that no one else should ever experience the hell on earth they survived. "The existence of nuclear weapons threatens the survival of humanity. I pledge to eliminate all such weapons as an urgent priority," stated Stein. Despite...
  • Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

    05/27/2016 1:54:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WHNS-TV ^ | May 27, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Foster Klug, The Associated Press
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) - With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons. As the first American president to visit the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb, Obama came to acknowledge - but not apologize for - an act many Americans see as a justified end to a brutal war that Japan started with a sneak attack at Pearl Harbor. Some 140,000 people died after...
  • Hiroshima: Dude, that was like 71 years ago!

    05/27/2016 6:34:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-28-2016 | MOTUS
    Thankfully Barry didnít quite apologize for dropping the bomb when he went to visit Hiroshima. He did take the opportunity to call for a nuclear-free world though - which is about as realistic as a gun-free America, another of Barryís pipe dreams (literally).An efficient pipedream delivery systemButt reality has never entered the picture when Barry has a Dream. And a nuclear free world world has been a dream of his ever since he was a young pup and ďresearchedĒ the topic for his debut journalism thesis at Columbiaís Sundial. †ďItís naÔve for us to thinkÖthat we can grow our nuclear...
  • Speak For Yourself, President Fail Ė Iím Not Sorry About Hiroshima

    05/26/2016 3:59:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I expect Barack Obama to embarrass us yet again by apologizing (expressly or impliedly) for Americaís dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Our ridiculous pseudo-prez has got to get his feels on, I guess. Heís got to show he and his ilk are nothing like those unwashed, knuckle-dragging barbarians who made it possible for his ilk to spout nonsense in English instead of German or Japanese. Just know that he doesnít speak for me. Iím not sorry for defeating our enemies. Iím not sorry for anything. The two most common categories of responses to the moral illiterates...
  • WH: The GOP Lied About the Iran Deal, So Our Embattled Spinmeister Won't Testify

    05/17/2016 4:45:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Guy Benson
    White House Spokesman Josh Earnest repeatedly ducked questions about whether presidential national security adviser Ben Rhodes should testify before a Congressional committee hearing exploring the controversial Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, instead asserting that Rhodes is the one who told the truth about the agreement, whereas multiple Republicans repeatedly issued false statements on the subject. Rhodes has come under fire after the New York Times published a profile piece in which President Obama's 39-year-old "mind meld" confidante on foreign affairs -- an "aspiring novelist" who holds academic degrees in political science, English and creative writing -- boasts of actively manipulating America's...
  • Russia to test unstoppable 'Satan 2' stealth nuke capable of wiping out an ENTIRE NATION

    05/10/2016 10:24:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 17:17, 10 May 2016 UK | By Jasper Hamill
    Moscow meda claims terrifying weapon can dodge radar defences and bring destruction to an area the size of 'Texas or France' Russia is preparing to test-fire a nuclear weapon which is so powerful it could reportedly destroy a whole country in seconds. The "Satan 2" missile is rumoured to be the most powerful ever designed and is equipped with stealth technology to help it dodge enemy radar systems . This terrifying doomsday weapon is likely to strike fear into the hearts of Western military chiefs, as current missile defence technology is totally incapable of stopping it. Its official name is...
  • The Post-Cold War Arms Race

    04/23/2016 8:00:30 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, April 23, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    With the ending of the Cold War the United States and Russia reduced their nuclear weapons arsenals. Both sides reduced development of newer weapons and cleaned up areas where the warheads were built and developed. However, ambitious countries have stepped up their nuclear weapons and delivery systems. They include North Korea, Iran and especially China. During a time when Obama is further downsizing the American arsenal, China is participating in a new arms race. This week Chinaís Defense Ministry confirmed that it test-fired its newest long-range missile into the South China sea. This test was unique because the missile carried...
  • The Horrors of Hiroshima in Context

    04/21/2016 4:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The dropping of two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 remains the only wartime use of nuclear weapons in history. No one knows exactly how many Japanese citizens were killed by the two American bombs. A macabre guess is around 140,000. The atomic attacks finally shocked Emperor Hirohito and the Japanese militarists into surrendering. John Kerry recently visited Hiroshima. He became the first Secretary of State to do so -- purportedly as a precursor to a planned visit next month by President Obama, who is rumored to be considering an apology to Japan...
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

    04/15/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On April 11, John Kerry became the first Secretary of State to pay his respects to at Hiroshimaís memorial to those who died when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. That event, and the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, brought a victorious and rapid end to World War II, and a Japanese surrender 6 days after Nagasaki, saving potentially millions of casualties on both sides if the U.S. had been forced to invade the Japanese home islands. Kerryís statement during the visit, as reported by...
  • Was Obama sending a message when flashing the peace sign?

    04/03/2016 9:01:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/03/16 | Judi McLeod
    There will be no peace in the world so long as there are terrorism-enabling progressives like Obama and his successors in the White House Was President Barack Hussein Obama really only playing the clown and ďbemusingĒ world leaders by flashing the peace sign in Washingtonís nuclear security summit Ďteam photoí? ďHe gave the peace sign as the group stood together for a Ďteam photoí-bemusing dozens of the worldís politicians.Ē (Daily Mail, April 2, 2016). Special: John Goodman Loses 100lbs - So Skinny He's Unrecognizable If the grinning jokers in the nuclear summit ďteam photoĒ are the worldís best hope against...
  • Critics Skewer Obama's 'Empty Calories' Nuclear Weapons Plan As He Touts Iran Deal

    04/01/2016 11:28:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    It’s President Obama’s last Nuclear Security Summit in Washington and, judging by his rhetoric on Friday, he seems pretty pleased with his efforts to halt Iran’s nuclear aims. The nuclear deal he signed over the summer is apparently working splendidly. "After nearly two years of intensive negotiations and strong sanctions, the countries represented in this room achieved what decades of animosity and rhetoric did not: a long-term deal that closes off every possible path for Iran to build a nuclear weapon and subjects Iran to the most comprehensive nuclear inspections ever negotiated," Obama said. Obama left out the part where Iranian...
  • Corbyn's Anti-Trident Speech Angers Labour MPs (British nuclear submarines)

    02/27/2016 3:22:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 27, 2016 | Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent
    Jeremy Corbyn is on collision course with Labour MPs and trade unions for defiantly speaking at an anti-Trident rally and snubbing his party's pro-EU campaign. The Labour leader will address a CND rally in London alongside the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru, the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and veteran left-wing actress Vanessa Redgrave. His decision has infuriated many Labour MPs, who claim he is campaigning against the party's policy on Trident and ignoring its policy to campaign to remain in the EU. Although Mr Corbyn will also attend Labour's Yorkshire and the Humber regional conference, where...
  • Does ISIS Have Nukes?

    01/31/2016 6:46:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Director Blue ^ | January 31, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The following video and text don't supply an answer to that question. The author of the text (which is in German) is purportedly a former member of the Islamic State who wants to warn the West that ISIS possesses four nuclear devices, and plans to use them against the United States, Russia, France, and Germany. What he says may well be a hoax, or more specifically, deliberately planted disinformation to achieve particular political ends. I can think of several Great Powers who would find it useful to disseminate the fiction that ISIS is ready to use nuclear weapons. However, it...
  • Cruz slams Iran prisoner swap

    01/17/2016 8:37:56 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/17/16 | Isaac Arnsdorf
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says the deal that freed four prisoners held in Iran makes America less safe because it emboldens its enemies to seize captives."It reflects a pattern we've seen in the Obama administration over and over again of negotiating with terorrists and making deals and trades that endanger U.S. safety and security," the Republican presidential hopeful said on "Fox News Sunday." With the seven prisoners the U.S. released and 14 more it agreed not to prosecute, "that's 21 terrorists helping Iran develop nuclear weapons that they intend to use to murder us," Cruz said. "The result of this...
  • South Korea seeks U.S. strategic weapons after North's nuclear test

    01/07/2016 4:45:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 7, 2016 5:07am EST | Ju-min Park and Se Young Lee
    South Korea is in talks with the United States to deploy U.S. strategic weapons on the Korean peninsula, a South Korean military official said on Thursday, a day after North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen nuclear device. South Korea also said it would resume propaganda broadcasts by loudspeaker into North Korea from Friday, which is likely to infuriate its isolated rival, in response to its fourth nuclear test.
  • Not Even Illegal Missile Tests Will Dissuade Obama From Appeasing Iran

    01/04/2016 11:07:30 AM PST · by Marcus · 8 replies
    Capitalist Review ^ | Jan 4, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    The recent Wall Street Journal article that reported that the Obama administration is postponing imposing sanctions on Iran in response to the Islamic Republic’s missile tests in violation of United Nations resolutions encapsulates neatly the White House’s willingness to appease the Tehran regime at all costs. The Iranian governments has at once denied that firing of ballistic missiles violates anything and has vowed to accelerate building missiles in response to the Obama administration even considering sanctions.
  • The Early Returns on the Iran Deal

    12/23/2015 8:31:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Cliff May
    Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, opened a hearing last week with these candid, if not immortal, words: "I think the agreement is off to a really terrible start." The agreement in question is the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). It is to provide more than $100 billion in unfrozen assets to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world's leading sponsor of terrorism. In exchange, Tehran is supposed to halt a nuclear weapons program whose existence it has consistently denied. More on that in a moment but first, this point: A deal so consequential ought...
  • '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. ‚ÄúThis was one of the most important days in the nuclear Iran affair, and the IAEA board of governors did nothing‚ÄĚ 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...
  • Cruz Threatens to Nuke ISIS Targets

    12/08/2015 8:54:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    Real Independent News & Film ^ | December 9, 2015 | Robert Parry
    Exclusive: Republican presidential campaign rhetoric is red-hot regarding Islamic terrorism, with Sen. Cruz suggesting the use of nuclear weapons to see ‚Äúif sand can glow in the dark,‚ÄĚ a threat even more troubling than Donald Trump‚Äôs call to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the U.S., writes Robert Parry. As Republican presidential candidates lined up to one-up each other about how they would fight Islamic terrorism, many mainstream pundits questioned the hysteria and took particular aim at billionaire Donald Trump for seeking a moratorium on admitting Muslims to the United States, but Trump‚Äôs proposal was far from the most outrageous. Getting...
  • Poland considering asking for access to nuclear weapons under NATO program

    12/06/2015 12:12:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | December 6, 2015 | The Associated Press
    Poland‚Äôs deputy defence minister has said the ministry is considering asking for access to nuclear weapons through a Nato program in which non-nuclear states borrow the arms from the US. Tomasz Szatkowski said the ministry was discussing whether to ask for access to Nato‚Äôs ‚Äúnuclear sharing‚ÄĚ program to strengthen the country‚Äôs ability to defend itself...
  • Cruz: Threat of ‚ÄėIslamic Terrorists Murdering Americans Growing Graver‚Äô

    12/03/2015 9:41:45 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 3, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    In the wake of a deadly mass shooting in California, Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) told the Washington Free Beacon that these incidents should serve as a warning that the "threat of radical Islamic terrorists murdering innocents is growing graver and graver."Cruz, who spoke to the Free Beacon following a presidential candidates forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition, said that while "the details are still murky" about what motivated 28-year-old Syed Rizwan Farook to allegedly gun down a room full of people, the threat posed by radical terrorists in the United States is growing unabated."Our thoughts and prayers are...
  • State Department: Iran Never Signed Nuclear Deal, Which Isn't 'Legally Binding'

    11/30/2015 9:32:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Guy Benson
    This story broke last week, just as millions of Americans were tuning out of the news cycle for Thanksgiving. Given the seriousness of the subject matter, it deserves a re-up. National Review reports: 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...
  • In the wake of the nuclear weapons deal, Iran ramps up anti-American agitation and repression

    11/06/2015 8:23:05 AM PST · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Capitalist Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    If President Obama thought that the recent nuclear weapons deal with Iran would lead to a rapprochement with the Islamic Republic, he might need to think again. The New York Times reports that anti-American agitation, complete with mobs chanting ‚ÄúDeath to America!‚ÄĚ have been ramped up. Almost as important, the Iranian government has increased the repression of its own people, in effect sticking a thumb in the collective eye of the United States.
  • AIPAC's Devastating Decision

    10/28/2015 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Democratic Senator Chris Coons from Delaware betrayed his backers and his voters when at the end of the summer, as the Senate returned from recess, he announced that he was supporting President Barack Obamaís nuclear deal with Iran. Coons announced his decision in an address at the University of Delaware. There Coons acknowledged that the deal was terrible for America. He detailed all the ways the deal harms US national security and places US allies, including Israel at grave risk. ďFrankly, this is not the agreement I hoped for,Ē Coons began. ďI am troubled,Ē he explained, ďthat the parties to...
  • Fooling You To Save The Planet

    10/12/2015 5:12:17 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Douglas Gibbs
    The purveyors of Climate Change do not understand how there could be any opposition: They are fully prepared to prosecute you and imprison you for daring to be a voice of dissent They say, ďThe road to Hell is paved with good intentions.Ē When those good intentions are made to look like good intentions, but are really a ruse to create more government control, the road to Hell, I am sure, takes a fast-track. I was reading about a ďcontentiousĒ interview President Barack Obama had on 60 Minutes, and I marveled at the line that Obama said, after being challenged...
  • The smugglers trying to help ISIS make a dirty bomb

    10/07/2015 8:35:35 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | By Associated Press
    CHISINAU, Moldova ó Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks. It was earlier this year, and the two men were plotting their deal at an unlikely spot: the terrace of Cocos Prive, a dance club and sushi bar in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. ďYou can make a dirty bomb, which would be perfect for the Islamic State,Ē the smuggler said. ďIf you have a connection with them, the business will go smoothly.Ē But the smuggler, Valentin Grossu,...