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  • Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy as talks resume

    03/02/2015 9:01:02 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | Arshad Mohammed
    MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case in Washington against the diplomacy. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met for about 90 minutes on the first of what could be three days of talks in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux on curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. The two men, along with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Iranian atomic energy chief Ali Akbar...
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 12:08:49 PM PST · by Glad2bnuts · 18 replies
    israel national news ^ | 03-01-2015 | Mark Langfan
    Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike Kuwaiti paper claims unnamed Israeli minister with good ties with the US administration 'revealed the attack plan to John Kerry.' The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.
  • Obama to preempt all programming to address Climate change: March 3 [Humor]

    02/28/2015 11:33:17 AM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 28, 2015 | Dan Miller
    This is a guest post by my (imaginary) guest author, the Most Reverend Mohamed Allah-scimitar, President Obama's chief adviser on Islamic relations with Christians and Jews. The Most Revereddd Mohamed Allah-scimitar ********************** The worst crisis ever to face The Obama Nation -- man-caused global warming climate change -- continues to immobilize the country. It does so  contemptuously despite the decades-long warming trend recognized by all reputable scientists. Therefore, President Obama will use the emergency broadcast system to preempt all other programming, including the internet, to address the nation on March 3.Hell Niagara Falls freezes over [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zfdXJ7eVQs] Video linkViolent right-wing Christian and Jewish extremist Islamophobes have contended that, by virtue of its timing, President Obama's address...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Iranian Negotiations Are ‘Simply Catastrophic’

    02/25/2015 4:04:20 AM PST · by onyx · 23 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 24, 2015 7:36 PM | NRO STAFF
    Krauthammer’s Take: Iranian Negotiations Are ‘Simply Catastrophic’ On Tuesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said the United States’ ongoing negotiations with Iran are misguided and make President Obama’s other foreign policy blunders look favorable by comparison. “This [deal] will mean a lifting of the sanctions, so Iran will be with a very strong economy, undeterred, nothing in any way holding it back; it’s simply catastrophic,” Krauthammer said. “It is an unbelievably bad deal. It makes the Cuba deal look like a really good bargain.” Krauthammer explained that he thinks the United States is negotiating from a place of weakness, which...
  • Saudis ‘would let Israeli jets use their air space to attack Iran’

    02/24/2015 6:02:28 PM PST · by nuconvert · 77 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | February 25, 2015
    Saudi Arabia is prepared to let Israeli fighter jets use its airspace if it proves necessary to attack Iran’s nuclear program, an Israeli TV station reported Tuesday, highlighting growing ties in the shadow of Tehran’s nuclear drive. Riyadh’s only condition is that Israel make some kind of progress in peace talks with the Palestinians, Channel 2 reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed senior European source. “The Saudi authorities are completely coordinated with Israel on all matters related to Iran,” the European official in Brussels said. Jerusalem and Riyadh do not have diplomatic ties, but unconfirmed reports have swirled for years of...
  • Top Iranian nuke negotiator ordered to stop screaming at Kerry

    02/20/2015 1:53:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon via Fox News | 2/19/14 | Adam Kredo
    **SNIP** Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told his country's state controlled media in a recent interview that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has instructed him to stop yelling at Kerry and other top U.S. officials during the talks. Reports about Zarif's temper first emerged in the Iranian press last November, when the United States and Iran agreed to extend talks through June of this year. Zarif is said to "frequently shout at Western diplomats" with such force that bodyguards have been forced to enter the negotiation room.
  • Nuclear Specter Returns: 'Threat of War Is Higher than in the Cold War'

    02/15/2015 8:56:19 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Der Spiegal ^ | 02/13/2015 | Markus Becker
    "Five or six minutes can be enough time, if you have trust, if you have communication and if you can put this machinery immediately to work," former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said on the sidelines of last weekend's Munich Security Conference. Unfortunately, he argued, this machinery works very poorly today, and there is great mistrust. Deep mistrust has developed between the West and Russia, and it is having a massive effect on cooperation on security matters. In November 2014, the Russians announced that they would boycott the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in the United States. In December, the US...
  • Opinion : Former US Congressman Makes Historic Visit to Iran

    02/12/2015 8:45:39 PM PST · by piasa · 30 replies
    Payvand Iran News ^ | February 12, 2015 | Barbara Slavin
    With little fanfare, another taboo in U.S.-Iran relations has shattered. Jim Slattery, a former six-term Democratic Congressman from Kansas, late last year became the first former or current American legislator to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran. In Tehran to attend a conference on countering violent extremism, Slattery encountered a largely friendly reception from both officials and ordinary Iranians and came back equipped to present a more realistic and upbeat depiction of Iranians than is usually found on Capitol Hill. Speaking Monday at the Atlantic Council in Washington, Slattery conceded that there are elements in Iran that still oppose any...
  • Obama: Iran has “no aspiration to get a nuclear weapon...it would be contrary to their faith”

    02/11/2015 7:23:25 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 30 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | 2/10/15 | Robert Spencer
    Barack ObamaIt was reported back in September 2013 that “although talk of such a fatwa has been around for at least eight years, there’s no evidence it was ever issued, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, which flatly called the fatwa a hoax. MEMRI claims the phony fatwa is promoted by Iranian diplomats and Turkey’s Islamist prime minister, Recep Erdogan. ‘There is no such fatwa. It is a lie from the Iranians, a deception, and it is tragic that President Obama has endorsed it,’ MEMRI Founder and President Yigal Carmon told FoxNews.com. In July, the Iranian website Tasnimnews,...
  • Russian Official: We Could Help Iran Attack Saudi Arabia If US Arms Ukraine

    02/10/2015 10:27:03 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    BI ^ | 2-10-2015 | Rob Garver , The Fiscal Times
    Rob Garver , The Fiscal Times February 10, 2015Despite President Obama’s claim on Monday that he has not yet made a decision about supplying defensive weapons to the Ukrainian army, which is battling Russia-backed separatists who want an independent region within that country, the Russian media is full of predictions. They’re warning of the terrible impact further U.S. involvement in the conflict might have. Quoting a member of the Russian Defense Ministry's public advisory board who requested anonymity, The Moscow Times reported Monday that if the U.S. supplied arms to Ukraine, it would be viewed as an act of war....
  • Obama’s Surrender to Iranian Nukes

    02/06/2015 11:45:58 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | February 6, 2015 | Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel
    Last week, 10 Senate Democrats who had persistently expressed concern over President Barack Obama’s concessionary policy to Iran over its nuclear weapons program, announced via a letter to the President that they would desist from seeking to pass new legislation to reimpose sanctions in the event of a failure in nuclear talks. Under reportedly enormous pressure from the White House, the senators said that they would await the March 24 deadline for a negotiated framework for an agreement with Tehran, despite their doubts that any such agreement would be forthcoming. This delay is a serious mistake, because one of the...
  • VIDEO: Israel’s Prime Minister Reminds a Misguided Obama, “Iran Is Your Enemy."

    02/04/2015 6:26:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Viral Buzz via Conservative Tribune ^ | January 26, 2015 | By Bill Chandler
    Although they have repeatedly vowed to destroy us and our allies, President Barack Obama seems intent on reaching out a friendly hand to the tyrannical theocratic regime in Iran. Obama is making concessions to them — virtually guaranteeing that they will one day obtain a nuclear weapon — in a misguided effort to work together with the Islamic nation, when in reality Iran is working against us at every turn. He added, “Iran is not your ally. Iran is not your friend. Iran is your enemy. It’s not your partner. Iran is committed to the destruction of Israel.” “It’s not...
  • RUSSIAN BOMBER OVER CHANNEL WAS CARRYING NUKES

    02/01/2015 4:40:26 PM PST · by LSUfan · 46 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 1 Feb 15 | AB Sanderson
    Tensions between Russia and the UK have heightened after it was revealed that the Russian bomber intercepted by RAF fighter jets was carrying a nuclear missile designed to destroy Trident submarines. The TU-95 aircraft were spotted on long range radar flying down from Scotland towards the English Channel, where they were close to entering British airspace, the Sunday Express report. >Ministry of Defence sources revealed the ‘seek and find’ nuclear warhead missile which can destroy the British Vanguard submarines which form the country’s nuclear deterrent.
  • North Korea might be restarting nuke plant, US institute says

    01/29/2015 4:31:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | 1/29/15
    North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for the United States and the North's neighbors at a time of increasing animosity over recent U.S. sanctions against the North and Pyongyang's fury about a U.N. push to punish its alleged human rights abuses.
  • OBAMA, BOB MENENDEZ FIGHT OVER IRAN SANCTIONS GETS PERSONAL

    01/24/2015 7:25:57 AM PST · by LSUfan · 61 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 16 Jan 15 | Dan Reihl
    Everyone involved seems to be trying to put the best face on it, but Barack Obama went so far as to suggest senior Democrats like Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who take a hard line on Iran, are doing so purely to appease their donors. Obama said that as a former senator himself, he understood how outside forces — like special interests and donors — can influence senators to act, one of the senators recounted.
  • Atomic Scientists: We’re getting even closer to doomsday

    01/22/2015 11:05:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2015 1:28 PM EST | Seth Borenstein
    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that’s way too gloomy. The advocacy group founded by the creators of the atomic bomb moved their famed “Doomsday Clock” ahead two minutes on Thursday. It said the world is now three minutes from a catastrophic midnight, instead of five minutes. “This is about doomsday; this is about the end of civilization as we know it,” bulletin executive director Kennette Benedict said at a news conference...
  • Assad’s Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons

    01/18/2015 10:22:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 09, 2015 – 09:20 PM | Erich Follath
    For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria’s nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he may be getting help from North Korea and Iran. […] Analysts say that the Syrian atomic weapon program has continued in a secret, underground location. According to information they have obtained, approximately 8,000 fuel rods are stored there. Furthermore, a new reactor or an enrichment facility has very likely been built at the site—a development of incalculable geopolitical consequences. Some of the...
  • Cotton talks about Iran

    01/15/2015 8:54:44 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 13, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    We suspected Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) would have a positive effect on the Senate. The veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan did not disappoint in a speech today at the Heritage Foundation. He began with a simple reminder why we must oppose Iranian nuclear and territorial ambitions: Iran is a radical, Islamist tyrannical regime. Upon coming to power, among its first actions was to invade sovereign American territory — our embassy in Tehran — and hold Americans hostage for over a year, an act of war for which it has never fully answered. The Iranian constitution states that Iran’s Army and...
  • 2015: THE YEAR OF DIPLOMATIC DISASTER IN IRAN

    01/08/2015 9:33:48 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 16 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 6, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Prognosticators from the London Times to Democratic pundit James Carville are predicting that President Obama this year will finish a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program. With a record of foreign policy failure, Obama is eager for a seeming success, even if the agreement leaves the mullahs with the capacity to quickly build some nuclear bombs at a time of their choosing. Such an outcome would obviously be a strategic disaster, leaving this country and its regional allies vulnerable to an inveterate enemy driven by an apocalyptic ideology. Obama and his foreign policy team will bear the brunt of...
  • State Dept: U.S. Nukes Down 85%, From 31,255 to 4,804

    12/19/2014 8:18:55 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 100 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    'We Still Have More Work To Do'' The State Department's Rose Gottemoeller, under secretary for arms control and international security, spoke at the Brookings Institution Thursday where she reaffirmed the United States' "unassailable" commitment to putting the nuclear weapons genie back in the bottle. Gottemoeller told the attendees at the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative-sponsored event that "the U.S. commitment to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons is unassailable." She went on to note that the nation's stockpile of active weapons is down 85 percent from maximum cold war levels, falling to 4,804 in 2013...
  • Iranian Nuclear Cheating Prompts Speculation of Pre-Emptive Israeli Strike

    12/10/2014 10:34:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Abe Katsman
    Quiet allegations of Iranian cheating on its interim nuclear agreement are fueling speculation in the Israeli press that Israel may be preparing to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, reports the Algemeiner. The official position from Washington has been reflected in Secretary of State John Kerry’s assertions that Iran has so far adhered to the November 2013 Joint Plan of Action nuclear agreement, which bound Iran to suspend certain work at its Arak heavy-water reactor designed to produce plutonium. “Iran has held up its end of the bargain,” Kerry said last month in Vienna while announcing a seven-month...
  • 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. …