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  • Speak For Yourself, President Fail – I’m 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 America’s dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Our ridiculous pseudo-prez has got to get his feels on, I guess. He’s 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 doesn’t speak for me. I’m not sorry for defeating our enemies. I’m 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 China’s 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 Hiroshima’s 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. Kerry’s 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 “bemusing” world leaders by flashing the peace sign in Washington’s nuclear security summit ‘team photo’? “He gave the peace sign as the group stood together for a ‘team photo’-bemusing dozens of the world’s politicians.” (Daily Mail, April 2, 2016). Special: John Goodman Loses 100lbs - So Skinny He's Unrecognizable If the grinning jokers in the nuclear summit “team photo” are the world’s 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. “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...
  • 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 “if sand can glow in the dark,” a threat even more troubling than Donald Trump’s 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’s 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’s 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’s “nuclear sharing” program to strengthen the country’s ability to defend itself...
  • Cruz: Threat of ‘Islamic Terrorists Murdering Americans Growing Graver’

    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 “Death to America!” 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 Obama’s 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. “Frankly, this is not the agreement I hoped for,” Coons began. “I am troubled,” he explained, “that 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, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” 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 “contentious” 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 — 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. “You can make a dirty bomb, which would be perfect for the Islamic State,” the smuggler said. “If you have a connection with them, the business will go smoothly.” But the smuggler, Valentin Grossu,...
  • Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party Leader, Says He’d Never Use Nuclear Weapons

    10/01/2015 8:48:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2015 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    LONDON — The desire of Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the Labour Party, to scrap Britain’s nuclear arsenal is well known, but when he said on Wednesday that he would order the military not to use nuclear weapons if he were prime minister, it created a firestorm of criticism. It was another indication of the difficulties Mr. Corbyn faces as he tries to remain true to his left-wing beliefs and simultaneously earn credibility as a potential future prime minister of Britain, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. And it underscored sharp divisions within the party itself....
  • The Mushroom Cloud ISIS Has In Store For Us

    09/30/2015 7:18:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/15 | Matthew Vadum
    A sobering warning: Like illegal aliens, Islamic State terrorists don't use official border crossings The totalitarian mass murderers of Islamic State are hellbent on acquiring nuclear weapons and using them against their enemies in the West, a reporter who was embedded with the Salafi jihadist fighters in occupied Syria is warning. German journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer, who spent 10 anxious days living in Islamic State-held Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor in Syria with the jihadists, wants the world to know that the terrorist group is deadly serious about unleashing a “nuclear tsunami” on those who oppose its efforts to create an Islamic...
  • The Mushroom Cloud ISIS Has In Store For Us: A Sobering Warning To The Complacent

    09/30/2015 7:17:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/30/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    The totalitarian mass murderers of Islamic State are hellbent on acquiring nuclear weapons and using them against their enemies in the West, a reporter who was embedded with the Salafi jihadist fighters in occupied Syria is warning. German journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer, who spent 10 anxious days living in Islamic State-held Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor in Syria with the jihadists, wants the world to know that the terrorist group is deadly serious about unleashing a "nuclear tsunami" on those who oppose its efforts to create an Islamic caliphate. "This is the largest religious cleansing strategy that has ever been planned...
  • Trump calls for Indian intervention if Pakistan becomes ‘unstable’

    09/23/2015 2:34:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | September 23, 2015 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States should use India’s help to deal with Pakistan if it becomes ‘unstable’ in the future. “You have to get India involved. India’s the check to Pakistan,” Trump said, during his appearance on a radio talk show. Trump’s statement came in response to Hewitt’s question regarding what he would do if Pakistan, “the most dangerous country in the world other than Iran,” became ‘unstable’. Asked whether he would send in US troops to neutralise Pakistan’s nuclear capability should the country go rogue, Trump replied that he would not reveal his...
  • Remembering September 11, 2001 and 2012

    09/09/2015 9:59:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Allen West
    The US Congress will return to Capitol Hill this week after the August recess and Labor Day holiday. They will immediately have to take up a monumental foreign policy issue that will present immense challenges for the free world: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iranian nuclear deal. Last week, U.S. Senator from Maryland Barbara Mikulski became the coveted 34th vote that sealed President Obama’s veto. Due to the U.S. Senate not treating the JCPOA as a treaty - as the Constitution outlines - President Obama only needed to attain one third in order to...
  • Flashback • Palin on Ahmadinejad: ‘He Must Be Stopped’

    09/08/2015 12:04:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | September 08 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin posted a speech she was scheduled to deliver in New York at a rally protesting the U.N. visit of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  It was published by the New York Sun in 2008 via Facebook: The more things change the more they stay the same in the Orwellian Obama World… here were some of my thoughts on Iran almost exactly 7 years ago during the 2008 campaign: http://www.nysun.com/…/palin-on-ahmadinejad-he-must-…/86311/ Palin on Ahmadinejad: ‘He Must Be Stopped’ By SARAH PALIN | September 22, 2008 Governor Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, was scheduled to speak today at a rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to protest...
  • Obama’s Iranian Nuke Deal: The Glaring Contradiction

    09/07/2015 5:10:46 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 7, 2015 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
      Development Is Key To Understanding Iran’s Nuclear Intentions By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News Obama: “I made clear that Iran would not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon on my watch”  According to Obama, In July, we reached a comprehensive plan of action that meets our objectives.  Under its terms, Iran is never allowed to build a nuclear weapon.  And while Iran, like any party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, is allowed to access peaceful nuclear energy, the agreement strictly defines the manner in which its nuclear program can proceed, ensuring that all pathways to a bomb are cut...
  • Iran Commander: We’re Getting Prepared to Overthrow Israel

    09/03/2015 7:42:17 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | Bridgett Johnson
    As the White House secured their last needed vote to block a veto override in the Senate on the nuclear deal, Iran unleashed a double-pronged attack: vowing to block inspector access to some sites, and vowing to continue preparations to destroy Israel. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said today that the International Atomic Energy Agency — which inked confidential deals with Tehran that Congress has not been able to see — would not be able to see all the facilities it wants to. “Iran does not plan to issue permission for the IAEA to inspect every site,” Dehqan...
  • Liberals are letting Iran have nukes, it's important to remember that...

    09/02/2015 5:24:32 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 26 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-2-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • White House: 'Pro-war' Cheney, Trump, Cruz are face of Iran deal opposition

    08/28/2015 2:35:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that those who oppose the Iran nuclear agreement, like former Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are "pro-war" and are some of the same people who got the U.S. into a war with Iraq in 2003. "There's no doubt that we've seen forceful advocacy to kill this deal," Earnest said. "It's the same forceful advocacy we've seen in the run up to the Iraq war in 2003. In fact it's many of the same people making the same arguments." Cheney is scheduled to appear Sept. 8 at...
  • China Tests Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon of All Time

    08/23/2015 2:42:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 21, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    China conducted a flight test of its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this month. This week, Bill Gertz reported that earlier this month, China conducted the fourth flight test of its DF-41 road-mobile ICBM. “The DF-41, with a range of between 6,835 miles and 7,456 miles, is viewed by the Pentagon as Beijing’s most potent nuclear missile and one of several new long-range missiles in development or being deployed,” Gertz reports. He goes on to note that this is the fourth time in the past three years that China has tested the DF-41, indicating that the missile is nearing deployment....
  • Is Iran Trying to Blow Up the Nuclear Deal?

    08/20/2015 1:08:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    August 20, 2015 | Jim Hanson
    The recent and ongoing actions of the Iranian leadership could easily lead you to believe they don’t want the U.S. Congress to approve the nuclear deal. It may seem counterintuitive, but there are a number of plausible reasons this might make sense to the Iranians. First, the Iranians attained almost every concession they wanted in negotiations such as removing sanctions and a clear path to removal of the embargo on conventional weapons and even ballistic missiles when the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was approved by the United Nations Security Council. The line at the Iranian Minister of Commerce’s...
  • U.S. Planned to Drop 12 Atomic Bombs on Japan

    08/15/2015 11:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 14, 2015 | Don Hale
    A week after Nagasaki, Tokyo had still not surrendered. A third weapon was already on its way and a dozen were to follow.LONDON — American military archives reveal that if the Japanese had not surrendered on August 15, 1945, they would have been hit by a third and potentially more powerful atomic bomb just a few days later and then, eventually, an additional barrage of up to 12 further nuclear attacks. Documents highlighted during commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima on August 6, and Nagasaki on August 9, which forced the end of World War...
  • N. Korea threatens imminent strikes against South, warns US

    08/14/2015 7:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Seoul (AFP) - North Korea's military on Saturday warned of imminent strikes on South Korean border units and issued fresh nuclear weapons threats against the United States in response to what it called "grave" provocations from both. The warnings came amid escalating military tensions on the Korean peninsula following a landmine attack South Korea blamed on the North and ahead of a major South Korea-US joint military exercise condemned by Pyongyang. After the mine blasts which maimed two South Korean soldiers on border patrol, Seoul recently resumed high-decibel propaganda broadcasts across the heavily-militarised frontier, using batteries of loudspeakers that had...
  • US President Obama slams pro-Israeli AIPAC over Iran nuke deal

    08/10/2015 2:51:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Istanbul Daily Sabah ^ | August 10, 2015 | Emre Basaran
    First time in US history, an American president dares to oppose the pro-Israeli lobby AIPAC. The crisis deepening day by day upon the Iran nuke deal between the US and its biggest ally in the Middle East, Israel.U.S. President Barack Obama gave a strong message to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the pro-Israel group that has been strongly opposing the Iran nuclear deal, in his meeting this week at the White House with the two executives of AIPAC. President Obama invited two directors of AIPAC to the White House this week and gave strong messages regarding AIPAC's cold...
  • Why dropping the bomb 70 years ago was necessary, and why we need to be ready to do it again

    08/09/2015 10:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | George Jonas
    On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time, a lone American B-29 was conducting what seemed to be a reconnaissance flight at high altitude over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At about 16 minutes after 8:00, the aircraft released an object over the centre of town. Attached to parachutes, the object floated down slowly enough to give the four-engine Boeing Superfortress time to turn and lumber out of the airspace. The atom bomb exploded at about 1,900 feet above the centre of Hiroshima. The devastation was cataclysmic. Immediate casualties, dead and injured, numbered approximately 115,000....
  • Obama v. Bibi -- Fight to the Finish (Barf?)

    08/07/2015 7:13:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    In his desperation to sink the Iran nuclear deal, Bibi Netanyahu is taking a hellish gamble. Israel depends upon the United States for $3 billion a year in military aid and diplomatic cover in forums where she is often treated like a pariah state. Israel has also been the beneficiary of almost all the U.S. vetoes in the Security Council. America is indispensable to Israel. The reverse is not true. Yet, without telling the White House, Bibi had his U.S. ambassador arrange for him to address a joint session of Congress in March -- to rip up the president's Iran...
  • Thank God for the Atom Bomb

    08/06/2015 9:10:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 24, 2012 | Libby Sternberg, Novelist
    The title of this short piece is actually the title of an essay by Paul Fussell, the writer, literary and cultural critic who just passed away at the age of 88. His New York Times obituary notes his “withering scorn for the romanticization of war,” which was due, in part, to his own experience of battle in World War II as an infantryman wounded in southeastern France. His most well-known book is probably The Great War and Modern Memory (about World War I), of which Steven Hayward at Power Line says: Fussell managed the extraordinary feat of weaving together a...
  • When you KNOW something is wrong with the Iran nuke deal (or anything in general)

    08/03/2015 11:11:30 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-3-15 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it, this is referring to the video of Hollywood endorsing the Iran deal.
  • Does Iran Already Have Nuclear Weapons?

    07/31/2015 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2015 | Stephen Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    What happens to the Iran nuclear deal if Iran already has a nuclear weapon? Both Iran and North Korea were part of the A.Q. Kahn proliferation network, and bilateral trade in oil and weapons has continued despite UN resolutions designed to stop it. Ballistic missile cooperation is documented, and nuclear cooperation has been an unspoken theme in Washington. Pyongyang helped Damascus, Iran’s ally, build a secret reactor. There are reports that North Korean experts visited Iran in May to help Iran with its missile program. Pressed by reporters on the subject of North Korea-Iran nuclear cooperation a few weeks ago,...
  • Khamenei aims to ensure Iran deal won’t lead to regime change

    07/23/2015 3:39:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 22, 2015 | Raphael Ahren, diplomatic correspondent
    If world powers are hoping the influx of Western money and ideals will boost and even ultimately empower reformists, they’ve likely miscalculated.Trying to sell the nuclear deal with Iran, leaders from the six world powers that negotiated the deal have talked a lot about its ostensible virtues. But they all have painstakingly avoided talking about one aspect that could be key to the agreement’s ultimate success: regime change. That nobody’s openly talking about it doesn’t mean they’re not secretly thinking about it. Indeed, the hope that this deal will transform Iran might have significantly bolstered the West’s confidence in the...
  • 1938 and 2015: Only the Names Are Different

    07/21/2015 5:28:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    We say that evil is dark. But this metaphor is imprecise. Evil is actually intensely bright, so painfully bright that people look away from it. Many even deny its existence. Why? Because once people acknowledge evil's existence, they know they have to confront it. And most people prefer not to confront evil. That is what led to World War II. Many in the West denied the darkness of Nazism. They looked the other way when that evil could have been stopped and then appeased it as it became stronger. We are reliving 1938. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went to...
  • Donald Trump In 2007: We Have To Strike Iran

    07/20/2015 10:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump once said that he thinks America must strike Iran, preferably through the air. “You know, the one thing I sort of liked was what they were saying about Iran,” Trump said on MSNBC on January 12, 2007, in response to a speech President Bush gave that day on the latest developments in the war in Iraq. “I believe you have to go in and strike Iran — not with soldiers,” Trump said. “You know, it’s not a world of soldiers anymore. It’s a world of air. It’s a world of different kinds of, you know,...
  • The Truth Will Out

    07/20/2015 6:44:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    "The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light...." --Sophocles Call it a footnote to history. It's 46 pages long, but till now it's been kept under wraps: the testimony of David Greenglass before a grand jury some six decades ago on August 7, 1950. It doesn't contain any surprises. It's been known for some time that his testimony against his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, was false. A frame-up. He admitted it in a newspaper interview before he died, and explained why he'd ratted on her: to save his own skin. She...
  • Why Obama Gave Technology To Iran

    07/19/2015 7:53:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    What everybody already knows: Iran wants a nuclear weapon. Whether it’s to utilize for themselves, or to monetize to the open market of global bad actors Iran is heavily invested in getting the bomb. What many did not know: Our goal going into the multi-lateral talks with Iran was clear, end Iran’s nuclear weapon pursuit. Our end result walking away from the talks was equally clear—the United States leading the way—gave Iran permission to get the nuclear bomb (the very thing we were attempting to keep them from getting.) What many now think: Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons has been...
  • The Age of Nuclear Chaos

    07/18/2015 5:06:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    On Tuesday, we moved into a new nuclear age. In the old nuclear age, the US-led West had a system for preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. It had three components: sanctions, deterrence and military force. In recent years we have witnessed the successful deployment of all three. In the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War, the UN Security Council imposed a harsh sanctions regime on Iraq. One of its purposes was to prevent Iraq from developing nuclear weapons. After the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, we learned that the sanctions had been successful. Saddam largely abandoned his nuclear...
  • Choosing Dishonor

    07/17/2015 8:27:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    The president has said that the United States will be safer because of the nuclear deal his administration and five other nations fashioned with Iran. "Without a deal, we risk even more war in the Middle East," he said in an hour-long press conference on Wednesday. It was an unfortunate historical reminder, one the president would rather we all ignore. In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed a four-party pact with Adolf Hitler allowing Nazi Germany to seize a portion of Czechoslovakia. Chamberlain returned from the Munich Conference, claiming "peace with honor. I believe it is peace for...