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  • Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran

    11/22/2014 12:47:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/22/2014 22:17 | MICHAEL WILNER
    WASHINGTON -- Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program. But sharing details of the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its allies with a clear argument: Current proposals guarantee the perpetuation of a crisis, backing Israel into a corner from which military force against Iran provides the only logical exit.
  • Iran nuclear talks deadline may be extended to March: officials

    11/20/2014 7:22:27 AM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:09am EST | Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi
    VIENNA - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and Western powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Vienna later for what Washington and its allies had hoped would be the culmination of months of difficult diplomacy between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. The aim is to remove sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its atomic program, but the talks have long been deadlocked:...
  • Obama says he WOULD order U.S. troops into ISIS territory - if they get a nuclear weapon: President

    11/18/2014 10:31:40 AM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/18/16 | Kieran Corcoran
    full title....Obama says he WOULD order U.S. troops into ISIS territory - if they get a nuclear weapon: President conjures nightmare scenario that justifies 'boots on the ground'But, speaking at a news conference in Australia today, the President insisted he would personally order the operation should the U.S. uncovering the terrifying intelligence. He said: 'There are always circumstances in which the United States might need to deploy U.S. ground troops. 'If we discover that ISIL had gotten possession of a nuclear weapon and we had to run an operation to get it out of their hands, then yes, you can...
  • The new Congress will not kill a bad nuke deal with Iran

    11/16/2014 11:50:34 AM PST · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 16, 2014 | Dan Miller
    A bad nuke deal with Iran seems likely to be approved by the P5+1 negotiators under Obama's guidance. It will be disastrous. However, if it is signed and Obama tries to implement it, there will be little if anything the Congress can do about it, even if it wants to, until January of 2017 -- which will likely be too late. Even if it is not too late in 2017 it may or may not happen, depending on who is our President and who controls Congress.I have written extensively about the Iran Scam and Obama's untruths and obfuscations concerning it. I did so most recently in...
  • If Iran says 'Yes'

    11/13/2014 7:43:11 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | Brett Stephens
    I am on record predicting that a nuclear deal with Iran will founder on the opposition of the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei. Iranian diplomats, I wrote in May, “will allow this round of negotiations to fail and bargain instead for an extension of the current interim agreement. It will get the extension and then play for time again. There will never be a final deal.” I was vindicated on the first point in July, when John Kerry purchased a five-month extension for the talks with $2.8 billion in direct sanctions relief for Tehran. I’d be willing to make...
  • Obama’s Weak Diplomacy with Iran

    11/10/2014 3:22:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 7, 2014
    -excerpt- On September 15, roughly one month before Obama’s October letter, Khamenei openly dismissed the U.S.-led coalition’s efforts to fight the Islamic State as “empty” and “biased.” Khamenei explained, “I said we do not work with the Americans as they have evil intentions and stained hands. How is it possible to cooperate with Americans under such circumstances?" Iran’s supreme leader said America’s claims about fighting the Islamic State “are lies” and any successes against the group are owed due to the efforts of “the Iraqi people and Army,” not the U.S. or its foreign partners. -excerpt- Obama and his surrogates...
  • Obama: OK, I agree to whatever deal YOU want

    11/09/2014 11:43:07 AM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 9, 2014 | Dan Miller
    No, not with His domestic enemies in the next Congress. He desperately wants a deal, any deal, with Iran.Obama intends to grant Royal amnesty for millions of illegals currently present in our nation, regardless of the adverse economic and social impacts and Republican warnings. I opined here on what He will likely do and on the unfortunately poor prospects for any Republican efforts to thwart it. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-unITq3gQE] Video linkRemember "Leg Tingles?" The tingle has gone, at least temporarily [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0tOBijja0] Video linkSo much for deal making with the opposition. However, Obama is anxious to have a deal -- any deal -- with Iran very soon....
  • What We Can Learn From Britain About Iran (posted to reveal which side these writers are on)

    04/07/2007 7:50:17 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 484+ views
    N.Y. Times ^ | April 5, 2007 | Vali Nasr
    What We Can Learn From Britain About Iran By VALI NASR and RAY TAKEYH April 5, 2007 THROUGH the capture of and subsequent announcement that it would release 15 British sailors and marines, the Islamic Republic of Iran sent its adversaries a pointed message: just as Iran will meet confrontation with confrontation, it will respond to what it perceives as flexibility with pragmatism. This message is worth heeding as the United States and Iran seem to be moving inexorably toward conflict. The timing of the Britons’ capture was no accident. The incident followed the passage of a United Nations resolution...
  • Obama Administration Trusts Russia on Iran

    11/06/2014 5:32:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 6, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    The Obama administration is so desperate to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by the current deadline of November 24th if at all possible 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 is deluding itself into thinking that it can trust Putin to keep his word on ensuring that much of Iran’s uranium stockpile is converted into a relatively harmless end product. According to...
  • A virus worse than Ebola is spreading across the world

    10/26/2014 11:39:02 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 26, 2014 | Dan Miller
    It's called "insanity" and becomes more virulent and more contagious daily. Lunatic asylum Here's a definition of insanity: Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Although the definition references "abnormal mental or behavioral patterns" [emphasis added], the behaviors here involved have become increasingly "normal." Multicultural linguistics are part, but only part, of the problem. Insane responses to Iran nukes, terrorism support and human rightsAs the P5+1 negotiations continue under Obama's guidance, Iran appears increasingly likely to get or keep nukes. Iran knows Obama. The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack...
  • Obama’s post-election plans for a secret radical agenda

    10/26/2014 2:59:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-25-14 | Paul Sperry
    He’s the Staller in Chief — President Obama has punted almost every hot-button issue past the key midterm elections on Nov. 4. Obama has postponed decisions on a raft of contentious issues related to ObamaCare, Gitmo, immigration and his Cabinet. This is partly to protect Democratic candidates and hold onto the Senate. But it’s more than that. Obama plans a number of radical moves later this year when the administration believes the media, and the public, are paying less attention. This includes a forced transformation of our neighborhoods, a huge influx of immigrants and billions of dollars in additional taxes....
  • Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress

    10/19/2014 6:29:42 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it.
  • Nuke negotiations with Iran are worse than the 1951-53 peace process with North Korea

    10/12/2014 10:53:21 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 12, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Parallels between the current negotiations with Iran over nukes and those with North Korea and China over the end of the U.S. - U.N. “police action” in Korea should be considered in evaluating the former. That is the purpose of this article.Among the conclusions to be drawn is that Obama's America and the rest of the "international community" are heading down a foolishly misguided path in nuke negotiations with Iran. The path is likely to lead to results more inconclusive and substantially worse than did negotiations to end the Korean Conflict. Korea negotiationsNegotiations looking to the end of the Korean conflict began on July 10, 1951 at Kaesong, a...
  • Satellite photos appear to show damage after “explosion” at suspected Iranian nuclear facility

    10/09/2014 9:29:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2014 | AllahPundit
    If you read this post on Tuesday, you’ll want to read this one too. Did something happen a few days ago at the Parchin military base, where Iran has been accused of testing components for atomic bombs? Iranian state media reported that there was a fire at an “explosives producing facility” east of Tehran that killed two people; an Iranian dissident group countered that it wasn’t just any facility that had burned, it was an area on the Parchin base. And it wasn’t just a fire that had occurred, it was a gigantic explosion that shattered windows miles away....
  • Iran still seeking nuclear arms, opposition group says

    10/08/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 8 October 2014 | AP
    Dissidents claim nuclear facilities moved to conceal location; Rouhani says P5+1, Iran agree on principles for final deal, but gaps remain over the details Iranian dissidents said that Tehran is still researching nuclear arms at facilities it relocated to escape detection. It said Mohsem Fakhrizadeh, whom it described as a Revolutionary Guard brigadier general, leads the SPND.
  • At Least 2 Dead In Iranian Nuclear Plant Explosion (a good start!)

    10/06/2014 10:32:55 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 23 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 6, 2014 | Hana Levi Julian
    At least two are reported dead after a lethal explosion Sunday evening at or near the Parchin military compound near Tehran, the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) reported. Quoting the Iranian Defense Industries Organization, ISNA reported, “Unfortunately, due to the incident two workers of this production unit lost their lives.” No further details were provided. The blast occurred in a unit where explosive materials are produced at the nuclear facility, news reported said.
  • There's A Psychological Reason Why The US Is Yielding To Iran

    09/28/2014 6:01:52 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI - The Atlantic ^ | 9-28-2014 | David Frum
    DAVID FRUM, The Atlantic September 28, 2014If there has been one consistent theme to the Obama administration’s foreign policy, it has been the yearning for some kind of deal with the ruling Iranian regime. President Obama reportedly sent a sequence of messages to Iran’s supreme ruler, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in the early months of 2009. The U.S. president held his tongue during the first 10 days of violently repressed protests against the falsified Iranian presidential election of 2009. Obama resisted the tough Kirk-Menendez sanctions against Iran’s central bank until the Senate approved them on a vote of 100-0. When...
  • Iran Leader: US Should Focus On Terror, Not Nukes

    09/25/2014 9:27:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 24, 2014 8:48 PM EDT | George Jahn
    Iranian President Hasan Rouhani urged the United States on Wednesday to move beyond “insignificant” fears that his country seeks nuclear arms and challenged it to join his country in battling what he described as the global threat of Islamic extremism. Rouhani also made clear he was not prepared to interfere in the case of Jason Rezarian, an American-Iranian journalist detained on unspecified charges in Iran, during a speech and question-and-answer session hosted by the New America think tank. But most of his comments focused on the menace posed by the Islamic State terror group and attempts by his country and...
  • Concern over US concessions as Iran seeks to leverage ISIS issue in nuke talks

    09/22/2014 11:13:10 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 4 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/22/14 | Unknown
    Republican lawmakers are raising alarm that Secretary of State John Kerry is putting too much on the table in talks over Iran's nuclear program -- as Tehran reportedly tries to leverage its cooperation in the Islamic State crisis in return for nuclear concessions from the U.S. and its allies. The White House denies that any such trade-off is in the works. "The United States will not be in a position of trading aspects of Iran's nuclear program to secure commitments to take on ISIL," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday, using an alternate acronym for the Islamic State....
  • 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...
  • Iran, Russia Boost Nuclear Ties

    09/12/2014 12:18:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The heads of Iran and Russia’s state-run nuclear agencies discussed the construction of new nuclear plants in Iran during a meeting held on Friday around the same time that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, also sat down for a chat about Tehran’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with the West, according to regional reports. Behrouz Kamalvanda, a top official at Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) met early Friday with Sergey Kirivenko, the director general of Russia’s state-run nuclear company, Rosatom, to discuss way the two nations can “boost nuclear cooperation,” according to Iran’s state run news agencies....
  • LBJ’s 1964 attack ad ‘Daisy’ leaves a legacy for modern campaigns

    09/07/2014 5:48:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 5 | Drew Babb
    Fifty years ago, on Sept. 7, 1964, a political ad called “Daisy” aired on behalf of President Lyndon Johnson. The commercial opened with a little girl in a meadow, then a horrific nuclear blast filled the screen. We’ve been feeling the fallout ever since. It was only a minute long. The paid ad ran on national television only once, and only on one network, NBC. But that’s all it took.
  • Thousands march on Pakistan’s guarded parliament

    08/19/2014 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2014 12:32 PM EDT | Asif Shahzad and Zarar Khan
    Thousands of anti-government protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes marched on Pakistan’s parliament Thursday, planning to remove barriers blocking them from soldiers guarding the seat of the country’s government. Pakistani television channels showed live footage of the troops taking positions in the so-called “Red Zone,” which also holds the president and prime minister’s ceremonial homes and many diplomatic posts. That set up a possible showdown between hundreds of soldiers and some 30,000 protesters backing opposition candidate Imran Khan and anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. Both men have called on by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down over allegations...
  • Iran, six powers agree to four-month extension of nuclear talks

    07/18/2014 3:35:54 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl
    Iran and six world powers on Friday agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal that would gradually end sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme, diplomats close to the talks said. Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China had set a July 20 deadline to complete a long-term agreement that would resolve the decade-old dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. But diplomats said they were unable to overcome significant differences on major sticking points
  • Sunni insurgents take over nuclear materials in northern Iraq

    07/09/2014 7:41:15 PM PDT · by exbrit · 14 replies
    RT ^ | 7/11/14 | Not specified
    "The Republic of Iraq is notifying the international community of these dangerous developments and asking for help and the needed support to stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad," Alhakim said in a letter.
  • Iran rejects 'excessive demands' in nuclear talks with six powers

    06/20/2014 12:17:40 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Iran told six big powers on Friday it would not accept their "excessive demands" after the latest talks on lifting sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear work yielded no breakthrough, with a deadline for a deal just a month away. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said it was Iran that would need to shift its position: "What is still unclear is if Iran is really ready and willing to take all the necessary steps to assure the world that its nuclear programme is and will remain exclusively peaceful." The...
  • If Iran does not have nukes now, how long will it take to get them?

    06/19/2014 1:02:27 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 19, 2014 | Dan Miller
    How long it will take Iran to get nukes -- rather than preventing Iran from getting them -- seems to be the major issue now being discussed by the P5 + 1 negotiators. What impact, if any, will the mess in Iraq have?  The P5 + 1 "deal" According to a Washington Free Beacon article posted on June 19th titled U.S., Iran Experts Dispute Nuclear Bomb ‘Breakout’ Timeline, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Iran has the ability to produce highly-enriched uranium for one bomb in two months, if it so decided. . . . Western officials and experts say this potential timeline must be...
  • President Obama plans major fundraiser in Tehran [Satire]

    06/17/2014 1:23:27 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 17, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The gala event will take place following the successful conclusion of P5 + 1 Iranian nukes for peace process.This report is based on information provided by my confidential White House informant, the Really Honorable I. M. Totus, Teleprompter of the United States. He stated that President Obama will hold the fundraiser despite his (Mr. Totus') expressions of concern that acceptance of traceable foreign contributions might be unlawful. President Obama responded to those petty quibbles as follows: The greatest and most important security interest of My nation now lies in having My party strong and abundantly funded by rebates from sanctions relief. It's the fair, common sense...
  • Germany and Iran to hold nuclear talks

    06/10/2014 5:15:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 Jun 2014 08:16 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German officials will visit Tehran on Sunday for talks on Iran’s nuclear drive, top Iranian negotiator and deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday. The meeting will follow similar discussions with American, Russian and French negotiators this week ahead of the resumption of political talks between Iran and the main P5+1 group of world powers on Monday in Vienna. …
  • Iran calls to destroy nuclear capacities of US, Israel

    05/26/2014 2:34:30 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 26, 2014, 3:49 am | BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan said Sunday that discussion about the destruction of the United States’s and Israel’s nuclear weapons capabilities should immediately follow current talks with the international community on Iran’s nuclear program. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! “We ask our nuclear negotiators to focus their utmost efforts on the complete annihilation of the Zionist regime’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as the biggest danger posed to the region and world security as well as the US nuclear disarmament based on paragraph 6 of the...
  • REPORT: RUSSIA [Putin] PLANNING TO BUILD 'UP TO EIGHT' NUCLEAR REACTORS IN IRAN

    05/25/2014 8:39:09 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2014 | by FRANCES MARTEL
    The Russian government is planning to sign a contract to build up to eight new nuclear reactors in Iran, according to sources close to the negotiations speaking to Reuters. The news follows reports that Russia had planned to build two new nuclear reactors for the country. The source told Reuters that the plan would include two nuclear reactors but could grow, depending on negotiations, to up to eight. "Russia and Iran may sign an intergovernmental agreement this year on building from four to eight nuclear reactors, and, under the deal, the contract for the construction of the first two...
  • The Ten Most Bizarre Ideas For Using Nuclear Weapons

    05/20/2014 11:29:20 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 46 replies
    io9 ^ | 5-20-14 | Mark Strauss
    When you're a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. And if you have several thousand nuclear warheads just lying around, it seems a shame not to put them to good use. Here are ten of the most bizarre proposals for nuclear bomb use over the decades.
  • Immense Explosion in Iran May Have Nuclear Origins

    05/06/2014 5:04:45 PM PDT · by ottbmare · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israeli National News) ^ | 5/6/2014 | Eliran Ahiron, Tova Dvorin
    An immense explosion has been heard throughout the northern Iranian city of Qazvin, semi-official Fars news agency reported, and many casualties are expected from the blast.
  • --VANITY-- What is the deal with Dr. Jim Garrow?

    04/28/2014 7:52:55 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 19 replies
    Vanity | 140428 | Vanity
    What is the story with Dr. Jim Garrow. He dishes the usual dirt about Soetoro and Moochelle. He also claims that military officers who say they will not fire on Americans are being purged. His latest big story is that two generals and an admiral thwarted an attempt by Soetoro to set off three nukes over the U.S., in order to kill 300 million Americans with an EMP--which would take about one year. According to Garrow, one nuke was detonated in the Atlantic, about 500 miles S.E. of Charleston, S.C., and the whereabouts of the other two nukes are unknown...
  • Admin Wants to Lift Ban on Airline, Nuke Training in U.S. for Libyans

    04/15/2014 7:14:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 11, 2014 - 6:15 pm | Bridget Johnson
    Republicans are protesting the Obama administration’s plan to lift a 1983 ban on nuclear and aviation training for Libyan nationals in the U.S., noting that the Department of Homeland Security’s reasoning didn’t mention the Benghazi attack or the responsible terrorist affiliates at work in the country. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent a letter in November to DHS about the proposed change, with a March follow-up to Secretary Jeh Johnson after they...
  • Obama Administration Shows Optimism on Iran Nuclear Talks

    04/07/2014 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 7, 2014 | By Jay Solomon, Laurence Norman
    VIENNA - With nuclear talks set to resume here on Tuesday, the Obama administration says it is convinced it can conclude an agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program by the July 20 target date despite significant political hurdles. “I’m absolutely convinced that we can [meet the deadline], though the real issue is…about the choices that Iran has to make, and some of them are very difficult,” said a senior U.S. official involved in the talks. “We are on pace with that work plan, looking toward beginning drafting in May.”
  • Obama and Kerry Say Iran Issued Fatwa Against Nukes, But It’s Not Listed With the Others

    04/05/2014 1:48:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 4:27 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokeswoman expressed surprise Thursday to hear that a purported “fatwa” by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prohibiting nuclear weapons, which President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry periodically cite, does not appear on a list of fatwas on Khamenei’s official website. “Oh, really?” Marie Harf said during a press briefing after a reporter brought this to her attention. “I will say, just in general, I’m not an expert on the fatwa process certainly, or on the supreme leader’s website,” she said. “But what I will say, and I think what people have said, is we...
  • A Dishonest "Cosmos"

    03/11/2014 3:23:21 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 47 replies
    God and the Machine ^ | 03/11/2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    ...We're shown Bruno sneaking around and are told that "He dared to read the books banned by the Church." The book in question was On the Nature of Things by Lucretius, which he keeps hidden under his floorboards....Tyson tells us that this (meaning reading Lucretius) "was his undoing." That's very interesting, since papal legate and cardinal Nicholas of Cusa had read and commented on Lucretius in the 15th century, formulating ideas that would later be picked up by Bruno, and was widely read and respected. As the poor Giordano secretly reads his precious book, THE CHURCH! bursts into his room...
  • "Freedom" Ukraine in response to Russia's actions in the Crimea resume nuclear status

    03/10/2014 7:02:19 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 11 replies
    politnavigator.net ^ | February 28 | Mikhail Ryabov)
    "Freedom" Ukraine in response to Russia's actions in the Crimea resume nuclear status Kyiv, February 28 (Navigator, Mikhail Ryabov) - Ukraine in response to Russia's actions in the Crimea resume nuclear status if Moscow does not stop action rejection Peninsula.
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Questions Western Commitment to Nuclear Deal

    03/09/2014 6:10:28 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 1 replies
    WSJ ONline ^ | 3/9/2014 | Lawence Norman
    TEHRAN, Iran—Iran and the six major powers it is negotiating with can still reach a full nuclear deal by July's target date, but only if Western countries show a "desire" to pursue a deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Sunday. Speaking alongside European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who chairs the group, Mr. Zarif said Iran remains "determined" to seek a deal. However, he signaled doubts about Western commitment to complete an accord. "It is up to the other side" to "come to the negotiating table with a desire, decision and commitment to reach a mutually acceptable agreement,"...
  • Report: In Recent Meeting, Putin Surprised Netanyahu With Expression of Support

    03/04/2014 3:48:04 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    algemeiner.com ^ | 12.20.13 | Gidon Ben-zvi
    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was surprised by a forthright expression of support for the Jewish state from Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting last month in Moscow, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Friday. Netanyahu had flown to meet the Russian leader in a last minute effort to prevent an interim nuclear deal between Iran and world powers from being signed. During the meeting, Netanyahu asked Putin to withhold support for the convening of a Nuclear Non Proliferation Conference the stated purpose of which would be to rid the entire Middle East of nuclear weapons, according to the report....
  • Iran says nuclear program to stay 'intact'

    02/28/2014 7:07:30 AM PST · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Feb 14 | Unattributed
    Iran is willing to address international concerns about its atomic activities but will keep its nuclear program "intact", not close it down, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. His remarks signaled that Tehran will not agree to dismantle any of its atomic facilities in talks with six world powers on a final settlement of the decade-old dispute over its nuclear activity.
  • U.N. nuclear agency opted against sensitive Iran report

    02/28/2014 7:02:53 AM PST · by LSUfan
    Reuters ^ | 27 Feb 14 | Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau
    The U.N. nuclear watchdog planned a major report on Iran that might have revealed more of its suspected atomic bomb research, but held off as Tehran's relations with the outside world thawed, sources familiar with the matter said. Such a report - to have been prepared last year - would almost certainly have angered Iran and complicated efforts to settle a decade-old dispute over its atomic aspirations, moves which accelerated after pragmatic President Hassan Rouhani took office in August.
  • Zarif: Iran will address atomic activities, but nuclear program to stay 'intact'

    02/27/2014 2:05:14 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Reuters
    Remarks made by Iranian foreign minister signal Tehran won't agree to dismantle atomic facilities in talks with world powers on final settlement of decade-old dispute over its nuclear activity.By ReutersNEW DELHI - Iran is willing to address international concerns about its atomic activities but will keep its nuclear program "intact", not close it down, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. His remarks signaled that Tehran will not agree to dismantle any of its atomic facilities in talks with six world powers on a final settlement of the decade-old dispute over its nuclear activity. Related: Those negotiations got under...
  • Nun, 84, Gets 3 Years for Breaking Into Uranium Locker

    02/20/2014 8:37:57 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Newser ^ | 2/18/14
    An 84-year-old nun has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and defacing a storage bunker holding bomb-grade uranium in a peace demonstration at a Tennessee weapons plant. Megan Rice was sentenced Tuesday along with activists Greg Boertje-Obed, 58, and Michael Walli, 65. The men were sentenced to more than five years in prison. All sentences were less than the recommended minimum guidelines, the Knoxville Sentinel reports. Rice asked Judge Amul Thapar to put her in prison for life, but he declined. "I just can’t accommodate you on that," he said. The three activists cut through...
  • President Obama will issue an executive decree telling Iran what to do [Spoof]

    02/12/2014 8:09:14 AM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 12, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The P5+1 deal with Iran, like ObamaCare and other laws of the land, means whatever He said (or may have meant to say)it meansAs noted here and elsewhere, the P5+1 deal with Iran may not appear facially to provide for the inspection of, and limitations on activities at, Iran's military, missile and warhead development sites. Iran, due to her unsophisticated and therefore simplistic approach to matters far beyond her ken, relies on her fatally flawed facial approach to matters related to the deal to argue that the English language version is wrong and that she has given up nothing in exchange...
  • The P5+1 "No Nukes for Iran" Scam is becoming even clearer: an update

    02/10/2014 11:30:27 AM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 10, 2014 | Dan Miller
    It's domestic politics, ideology and rejection of reality all the way down.As I attempted to demonstrate in January, the English language text of the P5+1 "deal" with Iran has a comforting preface expressing a general intention to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons. However, neither the preface nor the rest of the text even mentions Iran's continuing efforts to improve her ballistic missile capabilities, nuclear warhead development or her "undisclosed" military sites such as Parchin, where work on those projects evidently continues. No significant reductions in either Iran's nuke development or ability to produce nukes can reasonably be expected. Nor are we likely to...
  • When elite US forces strapped nukes to their backs

    02/10/2014 5:20:26 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | February 9, 2014 | Adam Rawnsley and David Brown
    As Capt. Tom Davis stands at the tailgate of the military cargo plane, the night air sweeps through the hold. His eyes search the black terrain 1,200 feet below. He grips the canvas of his reserve parachute and takes a deep breath. Davis and the men who make up his Special Forces A-team are among the most highly trained soldiers in the U.S. Army. It's 1972, and Davis isn't far removed from a tour in Vietnam, where he operated along the Cambodian border. His communications sergeant served in Command and Control North, which was responsible for some of the most...
  • From Warheads to Cheap Energy: Why this MIT Professor Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

    02/02/2014 1:55:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/27/2014 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    As the Cold War ended in the late 1980s and early ’90s, a new fear arose amid the rejoicing and relief: that atomic security might fail in the disintegrating Soviet Union, allowing its huge stockpile of nuclear warheads to fall into unfriendly hands. The jitters intensified in late 1991, as Moscow announced plans to store thousands of weapons from missiles and bombers in what experts viewed as decrepit bunkers, policed by impoverished guards of dubious reliability. Many officials and scientists worried. Few knew what to do. That is when Thomas L. Neff, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,...
  • A Friendlier Iran? Or Have They Just Moved Their Nukes to North Korea?

    02/01/2014 11:18:43 AM PST · by FDNYRHEROES · 3 replies
    Freedmanreport.com ^ | 31 January 2014 | Ilana Freedman
    A Friendlier Iran? Or Have They Just Moved Their Nukes to North Korea? Posted on January 31, 2014 by By Ilana Freedman, Editor After years of intransigence and unwillingness to even consider abandoning its nuclear program, Iran has suddenly become amenable to what appears to be real negotiations and an apparent readiness to compromise. The change was dramatic. Although still firing off occasional tirades against the West in general and Israel in particular, Iran is now allowing daily inspections of some of its nuclear facilities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. The sudden shift in Iranian policy has...