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  • The Emerging Iranian Empire: The Obama Administration Acquiesces to the New Reality

    01/23/2015 6:57:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/23/2015 | Charles Krauthhammer
    While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs in particular, are deeply worried. This week, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized control of the Yemeni government, heretofore pro-American. In September, they overran Sanaa, the capital. On Tuesday, they seized the presidential palace. On Thursday, they forced the president to resign. The Houthi have local religious grievances, being Shiites in a majority Sunni land. But...
  • A Doomsday Plane Reminder: Nuclear Weapons Haven't Gone Away

    01/14/2015 4:37:42 AM PST · by Freeport · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/13/2015 | Loren Thompson
    Here’s a news item you may have missed over the holidays. The “doomsday planes” are being upgraded. Four E-4B flying command posts that would be used by U.S. leaders to manage military operations in a nuclear war will receive communications upgrades to enhance their “connectivity” during a conflict that could spell the end of civilization as we know it. The reason you may have missed the story is that almost nobody besides reported it. National media were too busy covering more weighty matters like the efforts of North Korean agents to suppress a Sony film farce that insults the...
  • Document: Saddam Ordered Biological And Radiation Test on Presidential Sites Attacked by US in 1998

    06/21/2006 2:17:48 PM PDT · by jveritas · 86 replies · 6,853+ views
    Document ISGP-2003-00300134 contains Top Secret And Personal letters that carry Saddam orders to do radiation and biological testing on the Presidential sites that were attacked by the US in December 1998. Beginning of translation of the first top secret and personal memo In the Name of God the Most Merciful The Most Compassionate Top Secret And Personal The Republic of Iraq The Presidential Secretariat Number: 537304/1 18/12/1998 ORDER Mr. President The Leader (God Protects Him) Order: Form committees from the Ministry of Health and the Military Industrialization Commission and The Atomic Energy Organization and The Special Security Service with its...
  • We're Running Out of the Nuclear Fuel That Powers Space Travel

    12/02/2014 7:57:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | December 2, 2014 | Sarah Zhang
    Rosetta's lander lasted just 60 hours on a comet after it bounced into the dark shadows of a cliff, where its solar panels couldn't power the vehicle. Why didn't it carry a more reliable power source, say a nuclear battery like one that's unfailingly fueled Voyager for decades? It's a simple question with a fascinating answer, one that begins with the Cold War and ends with the future space exploration. When it comes to space travel, plutonium-238 is the perfect fuel: long-lasting and, as I'll explain later, relatively safe. Without it, we have no hope of going much further than...
  • Armed with 'Dirty Bomb' ISIS has Terror Plans for London; UN Raises Alarm

    12/02/2014 2:38:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 1, 2014 | Johnlee Varghese
    The Islamic State (ISIS) militants claimed on Twitter that they had the 'dirty bomb' and had 'terror' plans for London, confirming fears raised by the United Nations(UN) back in July. Several ISIS affiliate accounts made the claim in the last few days that the militant group had the capacity to make the ' Bomb' using 40kg of Uranium that the group 'stole' from the Mosul University some four months ago. The details of the 'dirty bomb' emerged recently after the ISIS fighters boasted on Twitter of the chaos they could wreck in London. A "dirty bomb" is a type of...
  • Amb. John Bolton: Iran’s pursuit of the Islamic bomb invites copycats

    11/30/2014 10:52:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2014 | Ambassador John Bolton
    While the future of Iran’s nuclear program has rightly been the focus of the intense Vienna negotiations, there are other significant implications extending well beyond Tehran. Because of President Obama’s many concessions, Iran has made significant gains, particularly enhanced international legitimacy for both its regime and its extensive nuclear activities. Now that the negotiating “deadline” has been extended until June 2015, we should consider the broader global implications of Mr. Obama’s Iran policy. Other aspiring nuclear-weapons states have carefully followed the negotiations, drawing conclusions and making plans accordingly. Very shortly, the wider ripples of the talks will manifest themselves in...
  • The Economist Pulls 'Anti-Semitic' Cartoon on Barack Obama and Iran

    11/25/2014 10:42:47 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 01/21/2014 | JTA
    The Economist removed a cartoon from an article on its internet edition that has been characterized as anti-Semitic. The cartoon was removed Tuesday from the weekly publication, where it ran alongside an article published on Jan. 18. The cartoon appears in the print edition of the magazine. An editor’s note appended at the end of the article titled “Negotiating with Iran: A Big Gap to Close,” about the difficulties between the United States and Iran over negotiating changes to Iran’s nuclear program, read: “The print edition of this story had a cartoon which inadvertently caused offense to some readers, so...
  • Iran Will Negotiate Until It Becomes a Nuclear Power

    11/23/2014 10:38:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | Alan Caruba
    President Obama has been obsessed with Iran Monday, November 24, is the deadline for the negotiations between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China regarding its program to build its own nuclear weapons to conclude. At this writing, whether the negotiations will be extended or not is unknown, but it seems unlikely. President Obama has been obsessed with Iran, seeking to change its hostility by finding an answer to the problem its nuclear weapon program represents. That is typical of his “magical thinking” whereby something he wants is automatically assumed to be accessible. In the case...
  • Could Russia's New Nuclear Weapons Win World War III?

    11/21/2014 4:10:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 20, 2014 | James Conca
    Russia certainly thinks so. Their new round of nuclear weapons, their new aggressive posture and their new spurning of joint nuclear programs with the United States, all point to a disconcerting trend in Russian thinking. Americans have short memories. Russians don’t. It’s only been 25 years since the Wall came down, but in Russia’s mind the Cold War didn’t end. If Russia’s invasion of Ukraine isn’t enough of a heads-up, then maybe their new generation of tactical nuclear weapons is. That’s right – new tactical nuclear weapons - as in “yeah, we might use them since their only tactical.” No...
  • Obama’s failed approach to rein in Iran’s nuclear ambitions

    11/20/2014 5:35:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/20/14 | Amir Basiri
    Obama must quit his pen-palling habit with the Iranian regime's supreme leader, and make the right choice by adopting a tough stance against the Iranian regime and its allies and proxies in the region With the specter of the November 24 deadline looming on the horizon, a tough and determined position toward Iran is essential in saving the day. But President Barack Obama seems to be poised on repeating his previous mistakes in dealing with the Iranian regime. That is what his latest letter to the Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei indicates, in which he made cooperation with Iran...
  • Obama's Obsession with Iran

    11/09/2014 1:23:54 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama’s obsession with an Iranian "deal" and his domestic and foreign policy decisions reveal a man who has been judged by the voters to be unfit, mentally and intellectually, to be President. On November 4, 1979, as part of the Iranian revolution that overthrew the Shah, a group of “students” seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took sixty of our diplomats hostage. They held them for 444 days until the day Ronald Reagan was sworn in as President. Every year since then Iran has celebrated that date as a national holiday. What does that tell you about how its...
  • Obama Administration Trusts Russia on Iran

    11/05/2014 8:21:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/14 | Joseph A. Klein
    President Obama has no compunctions about thumbing his nose at Congress and countenancing vile insults hurled by his senior lackeys against Israel’s prime minister. But he appears willing to trust one proven liar and aggressor, Putin The Obama administration is so desperate to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by the current deadline of November 24th that it is willing to trust Russia to play a key implementation role. In the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s duplicity with regard to Ukraine and Putin’s increasingly aggressive stance towards the West that harkens back to the Cold War, the Obama administration...
  • Russia Deploying Tactical Nuclear Arms in Crimea

    10/11/2014 3:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 10, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russia is moving tactical nuclear weapons systems into recently-annexed Crimea while the Obama administration is backing informal talks aimed at cutting U.S. tactical nuclear deployments in Europe. Three senior House Republican leaders wrote to President Obama two weeks ago warning that Moscow will deploy nuclear missiles and bombers armed with long-range air launched cruise missiles into occupied Ukrainian territory. “Locating nuclear weapons on the sovereign territory of another state without its permission is a devious and cynical action,” states the letter signed by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) and two subcommittee chairmen....
  • Obama Wants Iran to Have Nukes

    10/07/2014 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama simply does not get it or refuses to do so. His failure puts us closer to a nuclear cataclysm with every passing day The President’s lack of attention and indifference to years of intelligence reports and analysis is leading to a potential horror in which Iran fulfills its quest to make its own nuclear weapons. It already has the missile capacity to deliver them throughout the Middle East and to Europe. On October 6th Secretary of State John Kerry received a letter signed by 354 members of the House of Representatives that said in part “We are concerned that...
  • 18 absolutely critical quotes on the most dangerous foreign policy threat the U.S. is ignoring

    10/02/2014 9:54:04 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 3 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-10-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    “In short, there is a new Cold War in progress, with our old adversaries back in the game, more powerful than they have been for decades, and with America more confused and tentative than it has been since the Carter years.”
  • An Emboldened Iran Takes the Stage at the United Nations

    09/26/2014 9:28:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Why prospects for cooperation with the Islamic Republic look dimmer than ever. On Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations in a replete with anti-Western sentiments, anti-Semitism, tiresome tropes regarding the genesis of terror, and promises to continue pursuing his nation’s nuclear program. While acknowledging that terror had become a global issue, Rouhani sought to put the blame everywhere else. “Today’s anti-Westernism is the offspring of yesterday’s colonialism,” Rouhani insisted, proceeding to take a none-too-subtle shot at America, noting that “certain intelligence agencies have put blades in the hands of madmen, who now spare no one.”
  • U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms

    09/22/2014 11:04:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/22/2014 | By WILLIAM J. BROAD and DAVID E. SANGER
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A sprawling new plant here in a former soybean field makes the mechanical guts of America’s atomic warheads. Bigger than the Pentagon, full of futuristic gear and thousands of workers, the plant, dedicated last month, modernizes the aging weapons that the United States can fire from missiles, bombers and submarines. It is part of a nationwide wave of atomic revitalization that includes plans for a new generation of weapon carriers. A recent federal study put the collective price tag, over the next three decades, at up to a trillion dollars. This expansion comes under a president...
  • Why Nuclear Weapons Continue to be Central to Putin and Russia

    09/20/2014 12:58:31 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    The majority of Russia’s ICBMs are reaching the end of their service life, meaning that the deployment and modernization of current and new missiles is crucial to maintaining Russia’s nuclear capabilities. Currently, a majority of Russia’s ICBM consists of older SS-18, SS-19 and SS-25 ICBMs which have been in service since the USSR. Russia is set to replace these older missiles with newer and more advanced 108 RS-24 Yars-M (SS-29), Topol-Ms (SS-27)(mobile and silo-based), as well as 30 SS-19 in nine divisions by 2016. ICBMs are not the only part of Russia’s attempts to retain its nuclear posture. ICBMs form...
  • The United States should be nervous about the Scottish independence referendum

    09/10/2014 1:44:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 9, 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Next week’s referendum on Scottish independence has largely flown under the radar screen here in the United States. The cable news networks have devoted little attention so far to the issue, as the Isil threat in the Middle East continues to dominate international coverage. There has been no polling conducted on the Scottish question in the US, and it is doubtful that many Americans outside of the Washington policy bubble or the financial milieu of New York are particularly exercised by the outcome of a vote taking place over 3,000 miles away. They should be concerned, however. What happens in...
  • Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister

    09/04/2014 12:15:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 2, 2014 | Damien Sharkov
    Kiev has received threats of nuclear retaliation from Russia through unofficial channels if it continues to fight pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Valeriy Heletey, announced on his Facebook page on Monday. “The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in the case of continued resistance they are ready to use a tactical nuclear weapon against us,” Heletey’s statement reads. The minister goes on to say that Russia’s “hybrid war” in Ukraine is at an end, accusing the Kremlin of attempting a “full-scale invasion”. Heletey called for all Ukrainian forces to “consolidate”...
  • On this Day in 1962: Infantry Nuke Test

    07/18/2014 2:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WeaponsMan blog ^ | July 17, 2014
    The USA fired its last above-ground nuclear test at a test site in Nevada on this day, 17 July, in 1962. The operation was a culmination exercise that brought together nuclear warhead tests (code-named Little Feller, as a nod to the W54 warhead’s light weight and low yield) and nuclear weapons employment maneuvers code-named Ivy Flats. The test was a pretty-much full-spectrum test of an actual tactical nuke, and a very unusual one — a nuclear infantry weapon called the Davy Crockett. A lot of tripe is written about the Davy Crockett, including that it could not fire a projectile...
  • Iraqi ‘Terrorist Groups’ Have Seized Nuclear Materials

    07/11/2014 6:36:44 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    Time ^ | 7/10/14 | Burnett
    Iraqi ‘Terrorist Groups’ Have Seized Nuclear Materials Stephanie Burnett @stephy_burnett July 10, 2014 Approximately 88 pounds of uranium compounds stored at an Iraq university have been taken, though they are likely unenriched and so difficult to make weapons from Iraq has told the U.N. that Islamist insurgents have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Mosul University in northern Iraq, according to Reuters. Approximately 88 pounds (40 kilograms) of uranium compounds were stored at the university, wrote Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on July 8.
  • World View: Narendra Modi May Change India's 'No First Use' Nuclear Policy

    04/08/2014 11:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | April 8, 2014 | John J. Xenakis
    India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is widely expected to win India's parliamentary elections, the first round of which began on Monday. India is the largest democracy in the world, and so national elections are helpd in separate regions over a five-week period. Self-described Hindutva (Hindu nationalist) Narendra Modi is the head of BJP, and he's promising a substantially more aggressive foreign policy for India, including a promise to get tougher in territorial disputes with China. He's the "hope and change" candidate for this election, and he's expected to become the next prime minister. Modi is also promising to review India's...
  • 'Small' Nuclear War Could Trigger Catastrophic Cooling

    03/28/2014 12:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 26, 2014 | Charles Q. Choi
    Even a relatively small regional nuclear war could trigger global cooling, damage the ozone layer and cause droughts for more than a decade, researchers say. These findings should further spur the elimination of the more than 17,000 nuclear weapons that exist today, scientists added. During the Cold War, a nuclear exchange between superpowers was feared for years. One potential consequence of such a global nuclear war was "nuclear winter," wherein nuclear explosions sparked huge fires whose smoke, dust and ash blotted out the sun, resulting in a "twilight at noon" for weeks. Much of humanity might eventually die from the...
  • Ukraine Leader In New Leaked Recording: 8 Million Russians In Ukraine "Must Be Killed With Nuclear

    03/24/2014 11:03:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/24/14 | Tyler Durden
    <p>While the NSA is busy justifying its spying of every American its existence thanks to famous Moscow resident Edward Snowden, its Russian counterparts have been busy intercepting even more phone Ukrainian conversations.</p> <p>After a month ago a leaked phone call between US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt confirmed that it was the US that was pulling the strings in what was about to be a violent coup overthrowing Ukraine's president Yanukovich, "someone" has just leaked another phone conversation, this time between parliamentarian Nestor Shufrych and former PM and ideological leader of the Ukraine "revolution" Yulia Tymoshenko and most probable future president of West Ukraine, in which Tymoshenko is makes the following threats, "It’s going too far! Bugger! We must grab arms and go whack those damn katsaps [a Ukrainian word used to refer to the Russians in a negative tone] together with their leader", "I’ll use all my connections, I’ll raise the whole world – as soon as I’m able to – in order to make sure.. Bugger!.. not even scorched earth won’t remain where Russia stands" although all her empty threats collapse in the last sentence of the phone conversation in which she says, regarding the Crimea annexation, that "we are going to take it to the Hague International Criminal Court." Good luck with that.</p>
  • Thank God She Lost: Bitter Sarah Palin Calls for the Nuking of Russia ASAP (Rent-free since '08)

    03/09/2014 7:05:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | March 8, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    Sarah Palin was in rare form tonight at CPAC. The crowd loved her, more than any other speaker. She said if she doesn’t run for President, she loves Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Though she gave a rousing rendition of a rage-filled Green Eggs and Ham riff, proving that she is still the Queen of mean girl spite, Palin predictably tripped over reality when she was instructing President Obama on foreign policy. “Mr. President,” she spat, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.” Translation: Nuke Russia now or else...
  • Only Americans Fear Obama

    03/06/2014 1:49:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 6, 2014 | William L. Gensert
    Once Barack Obama warned Putin to stand down in the Crimea, its occupation by Russian troops was assured. As Syria showed the world recently, and the Ukraine shows today, Barack Obama needs to learn how to shut his mouth. Yet, who knew when he said, “there will be costs,” we would be the ones to pay? To paraphrase Lincoln, it is better to shut up and be thought weak than to open your mouth and prove it. Someone should tell Barry. Every time his mouth writes a check his butt won’t cash, he weakens America and makes the world a...
  • The Threat to America's Nukes

    02/25/2014 9:04:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 25, 2014 | Michael Krepon
    he wages of austerity are coming due for America’s military. On Monday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a major downsizing of the U.S. Army. He wants to retire the A-10 Warthog fleet of ground-support aircraft and the venerable U-2 manned spy planes. And he’s cutting the operations of the Navy’s cruiser fleet in half. So far, Hagel has been silent about reductions in nuclear forces, promising to preserve all three legs of the so-called triad — missiles, bombers and submarines — while making “important investments to preserve a safe, secure, reliable and effective nuclear force.” But reductions in nuclear...
  • Iranian commander: We have targets within America

    02/02/2014 7:56:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2014 | Katie McHugh
    A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S. attack the Islamic Republic. “America, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full understanding of the power of the Islamic Republic,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised interview. “We have recognized America’s military strategy, and have arranged our abilities, and have identified centers in America [for attack] that will create a shock.” Reports indicate that terrorist Hezbollah forces — allies of Iran — have infiltrated the U.S. and have mapped out...
  • Pentagon: U.S. Not Capable of Detecting Foreign Nuke Threats (US unclassified report)

    01/25/2014 11:56:28 AM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    American intelligence and security agencies are not currently capable of detecting when foreign nations are building nuclear weapons or ramping up their existing programs, according to a newly released Pentagon report that faults a range of U.S. agencies. “The nation is not yet organized or fully equipped” to detect clandestine nuclear activities across the globe, and in most cases “current solutions are either inadequate, or more often, do not exist,” according to the report, which was compiled over three years by the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board.
  • 24 cartoons and Photoshops that show the folly of Obama's policy on Iran...

    01/14/2014 4:16:11 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
    As reports and op-eds come out today explaining how America and the world are really bending over for Iran Obama spins it as...ready? "Give peace a chance"That's all he is saying :-/Here are some cartoons, Photoshop graphics and memes that communicate how the end result of this attitude will be anything but peace...
  • Iranian General: US Pursuing Diplomacy Because They Cannot Defeat Us Militarily

    01/14/2014 3:17:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | January 14, 2014
    "Had the enemy been able to confront us militarily, it would have already taken action." On Tuesday, Iranian news agency FARS reported the comments of Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi, who stated that the United States and Israel had no capacity to defeat Iran militarily. “Had the enemy been able to confront us militarily, it would have already taken action,” Salehi stated. He said that the talks proved that the West was unwilling to confront Iran: “Given their weakness in the military dimension, they have opted for the political arena and we will certainly succeed in this...
  • Pakistani Islamists Were Plotting Nuclear Bomb Attack on India

    12/29/2013 10:50:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    One of India’s most wanted and Indian Mujahideen co-founder Muhammad Ahmad Zarar Siddibapa alias Yasin Bhatkal was arrested at the India-Nepal border in August. Bhatkal was accused of several bomb blasts in the last few years. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Indian Islamist Yasin Bhatkal told officials he was planning a nuclear attack on India with the support of the mujahideen in Pakistan. The Times of India reported, via Religion of Peace: The prospect of terror organisations getting their hands on a nuclear device has long concerned both security agencies and thriller writers. Now, it seems Indian Mujahideen India chief Ahmad Zarar Siddibappa alias...
  • Nuclear Gangbangers Have Upper Hand on Global Police

    12/12/2013 5:08:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | December 12, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The gangster state of North Korea became a nuclear power in 2006-2007, despite lots of foreign aid aimed at precluding just such proliferation -- help usually not otherwise accorded such a loony dictatorship. Apparently the civilized world rightly suspected that if nuclear, Pyongyang would either export nuclear material and expertise to other unstable countries, or bully its successful but non-nuclear neighbors -- or both. The United States has given billions of dollars in foreign aid to Pakistan, whose Islamist gangs have spearheaded radical anti-American terrorism. Since a corrupt Pakistan went nuclear in 1998, it has been able to extort...
  • Iran Will Not Have an Atomic Bomb. Period.

    12/03/2013 1:21:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 24, 2013 | Roger L. Simon
    Sorry for the corny title of this article — I was going to call it “It’s the Centrifuges, Stupid!” — but as a Hollywood movie executive famously said in a script meeting, “Obviousness is your friend.” He was right about screenplays and he’s right here. No one believes Barack Obama about anything anymore. Why should they? The new Iran deal is Obamacare II, only worse, a thousand megatons worse. So many things are wrong with the agreement coming out of Geneva, it’s hard to know where to begin (for an excellent overall go to The Israel Project’s Tower website or...
  • Faith-Based Negotiations: When liberals meet mullahs

    11/29/2013 12:53:19 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/9/2013 | REUEL MARC GERECHT
    ...Following in the footsteps of Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, Ali Khamenei tries to steal the charisma attached to Shiism’s magical imams and fuse it to the raw, coercive power of a twentieth-century totalitarian dictator. Like his predecessor as supreme leader, Khamenei sees Islam as under siege from the West, and especially the United States. “In the military, political, and economic wars, in every arena where there is a test of strength, you, the believer, must stand firm against the enemy [the United States], your will must overcome the determination of the enemy,” he told his militant audience...
  • Estimate: Iran Could Produce a Nuclear Weapon Within 36 Days

    11/28/2013 12:41:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    INN ^ | 11/28/2013, 8:38 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Iran could be armed with a nuclear weapon within just over a month, Maariv reports Thursday. The report was forwarded to diplomats and international experts this week. Israeli experts have estimated that Tehran’s schedule for nuclear enrichment has only been delayed for up to two weeks, according to the report, less than one week after a deal has been reached between Western powers and the Iranian government regarding the nuclear program. … The concern in Israel is that Iran will wait for an international crisis, or an internal crisis in the United States, as a prime opportunity to drop a...
  • A Victory for Iran

    11/26/2013 9:46:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Ninety percent of the American opinion elite will fall for the old "historic breakthrough" conceit every time. The appeal of getting enemies in a room together, where they will shed their animosity and "reason together," is so profound that nothing as tiresome as experience can diminish its allure. Don't talk to Secretary of State John Kerry or President Barack Obama of the League of Nations (which enjoyed such success ensuring world peace) or the Kellogg-Briand Pact, the 1928 treaty that outlawed war as an instrument of national policy. Fifty-four countries, including all the major belligerents of World War II, signed...
  • Iran, a Dangerous Obamacare Diversion

    11/26/2013 9:25:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Does anyone with credibility like this deal Obama's team made with Iran? I'm not seeing much encouragement as I scan the news covering the subject. Ask yourself this: What was so urgent about securing a deal that will allow Iran to pursue nuclear development in exchange for our releasing the sanctions? Did you do a double take on that formulation? You should have. Nor did the administration even lift a finger in these negotiations to secure the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, whom Iran has imprisoned based on entirely trumped-up charges. The administration said, "The P5+1 talks focused exclusively...
  • Will congressional Democrats destroy Obama’s Iran deal?

    11/25/2013 2:24:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 25, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Short answer: Probably not. Longer answer: Probably not, but with a member of the leadership talking tough and Democratic aides refusing to give lefty bloggers a straight answer when they’re asked if they have O’s back on this, no one knows for sure. I’d guess the odds of a revolt are 10 percent — but check back with me in a week if HHS misses the November 30th deadline to upgrade If Obama can’t get that done, droves of Dems might decide to abandon ship. Less than a day after the news broke that a deal has been reached...
  • Cruz: Iranian Nuclear Deal Correctly Identified as “Historic Mistake”

    11/25/2013 12:20:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    United States Senator Ted Cruz's Office ^ | November 24, 2013 | Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement on the interim agreement on Iran's nuclear program: "According to the interim agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program that was reached this weekend in Geneva, not one centrifuge will be destroyed. Not one pound of enriched uranium will leave Iran. Not one American unjustly detained in Iran's notorious prisons will be released. But Iran will start to receive, in a matter of days, $7 billion in relief from international economics sanctions. "All the smiling embraces between diplomats after the interim deal was signed notwithstanding, the Iranian regime remains a...
  • Obama Crushes the Neocons (Industrial-strength anti-Semitic radical leftism)

    11/25/2013 12:11:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 25, 2013 | Michael Tomasky
    The agreement signed with Iran on Sunday is a momentous step forward. Yet Republicans will try to subvert the success by playing to their Obama-hating base.Well, the ayatollah appears to have lent his provisional support to the historic U.S.-Iran accord announced Saturday night. In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said the deal “can be the basis for further intelligent actions.” Now we just need sign-off from our American ayatollahs. But the early indications are that the Republicans, eager to perform Bibi Netanyahu’s bidding—not that they needed a second reason to oppose something Barack Obama did—will...
  • Gamechanger: Inside the Historic Iran Nuclear Deal (Makes Iran a regional superpower?)

    11/24/2013 2:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 24, 2013 | Christopher Dickey
    Once again the Obama administration pulls the United States away from the path to war, but that’s not the same as peace. Forget “apocalypse now” for now. The diplomatic agreement Iran reached in the wee hours of Sunday morning with the United States, Britain, Russia, China, Germany and France (yes, even reluctant France) stops Tehran’s rush toward the potential production of nuclear weapons. It makes it difficult—if not impossible—for Israel to start a war to try to eliminate that threat, and in return, it offers only very modest relief from the draconian sanctions crippling the Iranian economy. If Americans are...
  • Canada 'deeply skeptical' about Iran's intentions

    11/24/2013 2:19:40 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 24, 2013 |
    Canada is "deeply skeptical" about Iran's intentions, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said on Sunday. "Every diplomatic [effort] should be taken to ensure that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon," Baird said. He added that effective sanctions brought the Iranian regime to its more moderate front, and led to the interim deal signed in Geneva. Canada will therefore continue to impose its sanctions on the Islamic Republic in full force, Baird said. "A nuclear Iran is not just a threat to Canada or its allies but it would also seriously damage the integrity of decades of work for nuclear...
  • Syrian government welcomes Iran nuclear deal

    11/24/2013 11:05:52 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 24, 2013 | AP & Gavriel Fiske
    Damascus media hails ‘historic agreement’ Damascus welcomed the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran as a “historic agreement,” Syrian state media said Sunday Iran agreed with the US and five other world powers to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program for six months in exchange for limited and gradual sanctions relief. Iran is a chief backer of President Bashar Assad’s government. Opposition activists fear the deal will take international pressure off of Iran and embolden Syria’s government to use an even harder hand in the country’s three year old civil war.
  • Netanyahu: Iran deal "historic mistake" that makes world more dangerous

    11/24/2013 1:23:20 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/24/2013 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu characterized the agreement signed with Iran early Sunday morning as a historic mistake. Directly contrasting US President Barack Obama who praised the agreement as opening a "new path toward a world that is more secure," Netanyahu – speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting -- said the world has become more dangerous as a result. Iran, according to Netanyahu, received the right to enrich uranium as well as sanction relief in exchange for only cosmetic Iranian concessions. Netanyahu, who said the deal threatens Israel, reiterated what he has said in the past, that Israel is not obligated...
  • SHOCKING… Nuclear Deal Includes $4.2 Billion in Aid Relief to Iran –VIDEO (From your pockets)

    11/23/2013 8:51:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 23, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Unbelievable! FOX News just reported that the US will give the Iranian regime over $4 billion in aid. The deal was announced tonight.Here’s the video segment from FOX News:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Yeshiva News reported: Early reports state that Iran received a break of $4 billion in sanctions relief. Iran will get access to $4.2 billion in foreign exchange as part of an agreement under which it will curb its nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, a Western diplomat said on Sunday. The Iranian regime is reporting on the deal today.
  • Oakland won't halt surveillance center

    11/22/2013 9:21:27 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 3 replies
    Inside Bay Area News ^ | November 20, 2013 | Mathew Artz
    Council members voted 6-1 to sever ties with the firm it had picked to complete the $10.9 million Domain Awareness Center because it violated a quarter-century old city law restricting Oakland from doing business with companies tied to nuclear weapons. Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney cast the opposition vote based on general concerns about the project. The surveillance center, being developed in partnership with the Port of Oakland, is supposed to help police solve crimes, and help first responders better serve residents during emergencies. But opponents say it will give authorities the ability to stockpile information on city residents and target...
  • Let’s Make a Deal (with Iran's Homicidal Mullahs)

    11/20/2013 2:29:28 PM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/19/2013 | Thomas L. Friedman
    ...[T]his tacit Israeli-Sunni Arab cooperation is not based on any sort of reconciliation, but on the tribal tradition that my enemy’s enemy is my friend — and the enemy is Iran, which has been steadily laying the groundwork to build a nuclear weapon. Diplomats and ministers from Israel and the Israel lobby have been working Congress, while officials from Arab Gulf states have been telling the Obama administration directly the same message: how much they oppose the proposed deal that Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany have drafted to trade...
  • Israel Warns US: Iran Building ICBMs for YOU, not for Us

    11/20/2013 9:27:58 AM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 25 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Israel is openly opposed to the nuclear weapons deal the United States seems dead set on consummating with Iran. The goal of that deal is the easing of international sanctions on Iran in exchange for Iran taking limited steps suggesting a possible shift away from its goal of acquiring nuclear weapons. The disagreement between the U.S. and Israel about the wisdom of this deal has become what many are calling a significant strain between the two allies. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned against the deal last week, calling it “a bad deal, a very, very bad deal,” and Israel...