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  • US warns 'overwhelming' response to any NKorea use of nukes

    10/19/2016 11:31:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 10/19/16 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned Wednesday that any attack on American allies or use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an "overwhelming" U.S. response. He was speaking at the start of talks between the top U.S. and South Korea diplomats and defense officials to discuss their response to the growing threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The meeting comes weeks after the North's most powerful nuclear test explosion to date, and days after its failed test launch of a ballistic missile.
  • Nuclear War Is On The Horizon: "This Is Not Just Talk... Action Has Been Taken"

    As the U.S. elections draw nearer, the amount of bellicose rhetoric from politicians and key military commanders (in truth, “politicians” as well) has been increasing. The main focus of that rhetoric has been directed toward Russia, and is also “blathered” in the direction of China, North Korea, and Iran when it suits U.S. political interests. The problem is that all of it is not just talk: action has been taken, especially regarding Russia and the Syrian theatre of operations. Within the past several weeks, the U.S. has bombed Syrian troops, killing 62 outside of Deor ez-Zor in airstrikes and then...
  • The US Air Force Just Dropped Two Fake Nukes

    10/12/2016 9:12:14 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 45 replies
    Defence One ^ | October 6, 2016 | Marcus Weisgerber
    The tests in the Nevada desert come as tensions rise with Russia and the Pentagon seeks to replace its aging nuclear arsenal. A pair of U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers dropped two 700-pound faux nuclear bombs in the middle of the Nevada desert within the past few days. Now the Pentagon wants to tell you about it.Conducted “earlier this month,” according to an Oct. 6 press release, the test involved two dummy variants of the B61, a nuclear bomb that has been in the U.S. arsenal since the 1960s. One was an “earth penetrator” made to strike underground targets, the other...
  • Frank Gaffney: Hillary Clinton’s Iran Policy Is ‘Obama Bomb Fraud, Now Under New Management’

    10/05/2016 9:48:36 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Oct 2016 | John Hayward
    Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney reviewed the national security segments of Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate on Wednesday morning’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. Marlow kicked off the discussion with “this insane notion that Iran has abandoned its nuclear armaments, the pursuit of a nuclear weapon, and Hillary Clinton did that single-handedly, without firing a shot.” “Well, it’s fraud, is what it is,” Gaffney said. “This is Obama bomb fraud, now under new management.”
  • Obama's Secret Bank Deal Helps Iran Get Nuke Missiles

    09/30/2016 6:56:02 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Treason. This is what it looks like. The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations. The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16. But Obama is now more pro-terror than the UN.
  • Russia’s westernmost ICBM unit to be armed with Yars missile — commander

    09/25/2016 12:06:03 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies ^ | 20SEP2016 | Staff Writer
    MOSCOW - Russia’s westernmost ICBM division near Bologoye will be re-armed with the missile system Yars, the Defense Ministry has told TASS. "The westernmost strategic missile force division in the Tver region will soon begin to be rearmed with the missile system Yars. It will be a sixth strategic missile division where the newest mobile ground-based missile complexes will replace the intercontinental ballistic missile Topol," the press-service of the Strategic Missile Force quotes its commander Sergey Karakayev as saying. According to the official, this year regiments in the Irktusk and Yoshkar-Ola divisions began to be rearmed. The re-armament of the...
  • Iraqi Ayatollah America's Annihilation and the Muslim Conquest of the World

    05/21/2006 9:38:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies · 831+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 5-21-06
    Iraqi Ayatollah Ahmad Al-Baghdadi Talks of America's Annihilation and the Muslim Conquest of the World; Declares Support for Nuclear Bombs for Muslim and Arab Countries The following are excerpts from speeches and interviews with Iraqi Ayatollah Ahmad Husseini Al-Baghdadi, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on May 5, 2006, on Syrian TV on May 3, 2006, and on ANB TV on April 14, 2006.TO VIEW THIS CLIP: "The Mujahid Iraqi People... Has Shattered the American Plan, Not Only in the Region, but Throughout the World"Ayatollah Ahmad Husseini Al-Baghdadi: "Jihad in Islam, from the perspective of Islamic jurisprudence, is of two...
  • China to Obama: America Forced Norks to get Nukes and Must Negotiate a Deal

    09/20/2016 2:25:52 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 20, 2016 | Dan Miller
    In an article titled North Korean Nukes, South Korea, Japan, China and Obama, posted the day after North Korea's most recent nuke test, September 9th, I contended that China would not honor Obama's request to make North Korea stop developing and testing nukes. China has remained a faithful ally of North Korea since the end stage of the Korean Conflict and "sees Obama, not as the representative of the world’s greatest power, but as a joke. He has no clout internationally and is a national embarrassment."  NB: I had hoped to publish this article more than a week ago, but my...
  • In leaked emails, Colin Powell says Israel has 200 nukes

    09/15/2016 3:41:42 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 111 replies
    Discussing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 2015 speech to Congress about the dangers posed by the Iranian nuclear deal, in an email he sent to US Democratic party donor Jeffrey Leeds, Powell wrote that he doubted the Iranian regime would use an atomic bomb even if it could get one, since “the boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran, and we have thousands.”
  • Secrets of 9/11: New Details of Chaos, Nukes Emerge

    09/11/2016 9:41:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/11/16 | William M. Arkin and Robert Windrem
    When chief of staff Andrew Card knelt down and told George Bush “America is under attack” 15 years ago Sunday, the words he whispered in the president’s ear in a Florida classroom launched what was supposed to be a planned, orderly response to a national emergency. But what followed instead was chaos, a breakdown in communication and protocol that risked international conflict and could have made Sept. 11, 2001, a still bigger tragedy. There were live nukes on the tarmac at U.S. airbases, a failed communications system, and a security protocol for the president and his potential successors — the...
  • It’s Kim Jong-un’s World; We’re Just Living In It

    09/10/2016 5:23:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    American Interest ^ | 10 Sep, 2016 | WALTER RUSSELL MEAD
    We don’t live in the world the “liberal internationalists” have imagined exists; we live in a world where, more and more, the law of the jungle applies. News that North Korea has detonated another bomb comes as no surprise; few things are as obvious in this crazy world as the fact that this murderous dictatorship is making steady progress on its weapons program. The Norks are getting better and better at making more powerful bombs and longer range missiles to put them on. President Obama, like Presidents Clinton and Bush before him, sputters indignantly and wrings his hands, but the...
  • North Korean Nukes, South Korea, Japan, China and Obama

    09/10/2016 12:47:50 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 10, 2016 | Dan Miller
    On September 9th, North Korea conducted its fifth nuke test, of its most powerful nuke thus far. Can Obama get China to help make North Korea stop developing and testing nukes? Nope. China sees Obama, not as the representative of the world's greatest power, but as a joke. He has no clout internationally and is a national embarrassment. China and North Korea - a very short historyHere's a link to an article I posted on June 25, 2013 about the Korean conflict. To summarize, China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) have a long history of acting together....
  • Why Was Iran Given Secret Exemptions from Key Nuclear-Deal Requirements?

    09/08/2016 6:14:26 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    AIM ^ | September 8, 2016 | Fred Fleitz
    In an important report issued yesterday, the Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington, D.C. arms-control think tank, revealed that Iran was secretly granted exemptions to the July 2015 nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) so it could meet compliance requirements for what the agreement calls “Implementation Day” – when Iran was to receive an estimated $150 billion in sanctions relief. Not coincidentally, the same day Implementation Day was announced (January 18), U.S. officials also announced a swap of 18 Iranian prisoners held by the United States for five U.S. citizens who had been illegally...
  • U.S., others agreed 'secret' exemptions for Iran after nuclear deal: think tank

    09/01/2016 12:53:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | 09/01/2016 | Jonathan Landay
    he United States and its negotiating partners agreed "in secret" to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year's landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a think tank report published on Thursday. The report, which was released by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, is based on information provided by several officials of governments involved in the negotiations. The group's president David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector and co-author of the report, declined to identify the officials, and Reuters could not independently...
  • New evidence Iran evaded sanctions, continued nuclear weapons development with Venezuela

    08/30/2016 1:17:46 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Foreign desk News ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Lisa Daftari
    New evidence suggests Iran received help from Venezuela with its nuclear program despite a decade of U.N.-mandated sanctions aimed at curbing the rouge regime’s controversial nuclear and ballistic missile programs. A 2009 document obtained by Brazil’s leading weekly, Veja magazine, shows late dictator President Hugo Chavez signing off on the release of funds to help Iran with its nuclear ambitions. Specifically, the document states the funds were to be designated for the import of equipment for a gunpowder factory and the development of production plants for nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose, elements used in rocket propulsion for Iran’s government. There is also...
  • North Korea Threatens to Turn U.S., South Korea into ‘Heap of Ashes’

    08/23/2016 9:06:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Natalie Johnson
    North Korea warned Monday that it would launch a preemptive nuclear attack against the U.S. and South Korea if they showed the “slightest sign of aggression” toward Pyongyang while conducting their annual military drills. The North’s Foreign Ministry said its “first-strike” units are prepared to conduct retaliatory strikes on South Korean and U.S. forces, threatening to turn the two nations into “a heap of ashes.” The 12-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian command and control drills began Monday with 25,000 American troops and 50,000 South Korean soldiers participating, according to both militaries. Washington and Seoul have insisted that the exercises are defensive...
  • As Turkey "Considers Military Cooperation" With Russia, US Said To Move Nukes Out Of Turkey

    08/18/2016 1:45:50 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | August 18, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Over the past month, ever since the "failed" Turkish coup, there has been a dramatic, and surprising, deterioration in the of Turkey with various European states, most notably Austria and Germany, as well as with the US, and NATO in general. This was confirmed once again earlier today when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu lashed out at NATO, in an interview with Russian Sputnik, saying the alliance is not fully cooperating with Ankara. More importantly, he hinted that Turkey would consider military cooperation with Russia. In the interview, Cavusoglu said that Ankara has become alarmed at the lack of willingness...
  • US moves nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania

    08/18/2016 7:38:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Euractiv ^ | 08/18/16 | Georgi Gotev, Joel Schalit
    EXCLUSIVE/ Two independent sources told that the US has started transferring nuclear weapons stationed in Turkey to Romania, against the background of worsening relations between Washington and Ankara . According to one of the sources, the transfer has been very challenging in technical and political terms. “It’s not easy to move 20+ nukes,” said the source, on conditions of anonymity. According to a recent report by the Simson Center, since the Cold War, some 50 US tactical nuclear weapons have been stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik air base, approximately 100 kilometres from the Syrian border. During the failed coup in...
  • Biden's remark on Japan Constitution raises eyebrows

    08/18/2016 3:09:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 18, 2016 4:58 AM EDT | Ken Moritsugu
    A recent remark by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that America wrote Japan’s Constitution is raising some eyebrows in Japan. […] Biden, appearing Monday with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, attacked Republican candidate Donald Trump for saying that Japan might need to consider obtaining nuclear weapons in the future. The vice president said, “Does he not understand we wrote Japan’s Constitution to say that they could not be a nuclear power?” …
  • US nukes at Turkey base at risk of seizure: report

    08/14/2016 11:54:43 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 15, 2016 | Thomas WATKINS
    Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by "terrorists or other hostile forces," a Washington think tank claimed Monday. Critics have long been alarmed by America's estimated stockpile of about 50 nuclear bombs at Incirlik in southern Turkey, just 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the border with war-torn Syria. The issue took on fresh urgency last month following the attempted coup in Turkey, in which the base's Turkish commander was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the plot.
  • Ankara Says Receiving ’Positive Signals’ from US on Gulen Extradition

    08/13/2016 10:57:19 AM PDT · by mvonfr · 25 replies
    Turkey said Friday it has received “positive signals” from the United States over its requests to extradite Pennsylvania-based preacher Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of ordering last month’s attempted coup.....
  • Let's get our nuclear weapons out of Turkey

    08/13/2016 5:43:44 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 11, 2016 | Steve Andreasen
    On Feb. 14, 1979, less than one month after the shah of Iran’s exile, the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was overrun by Iranian militants. Within hours, it was returned to U.S. hands. Now on notice that our diplomats were stationed on a vulnerable outpost in a sea of anti-Americanism, the Carter administration considered, but rejected, closing the embassy. In October, President Carter permitted the shah – despised by Iranians and the regime that replaced his – to enter the United States. Days later, Iranians climbed the embassy gates again, took the Americans there hostage and demanded the shah’s return, beginning...
  • Iran says it executed nuclear scientist for spying for US

    08/07/2016 6:19:18 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 7, 2016, 3:16 pm | AFP and Times of Israel staff
    Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over “confidential and vital” information to the United States, a judicial spokesman said on Sunday, confirming claims made by the man’s family over the weekend.
  • Trump asks why US can't use nukes: MSNBC

    08/03/2016 7:57:25 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 152 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 AUG 16 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Donald Trump asked a foreign policy expert advising him why the U.S. can't use nuclear weapons, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said on the air Wednesday, citing an unnamed source who claimed he had spoken with the GOP presidential nominee. "Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can't we use them," Scarborough said on his "Morning Joe" program. Scarborough made the Trump comments 52 seconds into an interview with former...
  • Tim Kaine Boycotted Netanyahu Speech, Backed Iran Deal

    07/22/2016 11:28:06 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats are touting Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Hillary Clinton’s new running mate, as a pro-Israel voice in Congress. The left-wing Forward ran a tribute exulting: “5 Reasons Tim Kaine Will Be the Jewiest Vice President Pick for Hillary Clinton.” Yet Kaine joined anti-Israel radicals in Congress in boycotting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in March 2015 — the last plea of a beleaguered nation against an agreement that Iran is already violating with ballistic missile tests.
  • Iran plans to reopen closed nuclear sites in violation of nuclear agreement

    07/22/2016 6:39:46 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rick Moran
    I can't wait for those Iran sanctions to "snap back" into place, can you? The top leadership in Iran has instructed its atomic research organization to prepare to reopen nuclear sites shuttered by the nuclear agreement. If Iran goes through with this, it would scuttle the agreement and force President Obama to reimpose sanctions. Or not.
  • Erdogan locks US airmen, nuclear arms in Incirlik

    07/20/2016 12:12:11 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 33 replies
    debka ^ | 7/20 | debka
    Erdogan locks US airmen, nuclear arms in Incirlik DEBKAfile Special Report July 20, 2016, 11:29 AM (IDT) Tags: Erdogan, Barack Obama, Incirlik air base, Turkey, US Air Force, Turkish army, US, Some 1,500 US airmen and their families have been locked in the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik together with a stock if tactical nuclear bombs since President Reccep Erdogan crushed an attempted coup on Saturday, July 16. In the four days up until Wednesday, July 20, therefore, no air strikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq have been staged that Turkish base.
  • Dependents and Possibly Nukes Staying Put in Turkey: Pentagon

    07/19/2016 9:39:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies ^ | Richard Sisk
    The U.S. Defense Department drew up orders for the evacuation of military dependents from the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey as the attempted military coup got underway Friday night but abandoned them as the insurrection quickly collapsed, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Monday. While not confirming the presence of nuclear weapons at Incirlik, Cook also said steps had been taken to boost security for "special weapons" at the base shared with the Turkish Air Force to "keep everything safe, and we're going to continue to do that. As a matter of policy, we don't discuss strategic assets." Arms control...
  • AP Exclusive: Secret document lifts Iran nuke constraints

    07/18/2016 11:19:06 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | GEORGE JAHN
    A document obtained by The Associated Press shows that key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program will ease in slightly more than a decade, halving the time Tehran would need to build a bomb.
  • Hannity Played the Sheila Macvicar 1999 ABC News Report: TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR

    10/08/2004 5:29:04 PM PDT · by christie · 18 replies · 2,329+ views
    Hannity and Radio America ^ | January 14, 1999 | ABC News
    . Sean played this segment of the TV show TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR which is available on an MP3 file. was part of a "Crime and Justice" show originally aired January 14, 1999 on ABC News with John Miller, John McWethy, Sheila Macvica, and Cynthi McFadden. Here is the transcript of the segment on the MP3. This is just a small portion of the show. In Germany, Mamdouh Salim, alleged to be a key military advisor and believed to be privy to bin Laden's most secret projects, is also apprehended. The U.S. government alleges he was under secret...
  • Germans uncover massive Iran nuke cheating; GOP senators demand Kerry impose snapback sanctions

    07/14/2016 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    He'll get right on that, we're sure. Not news: Iran is already cheating on the nuclear agreement it signed with the United States. That’s been both expected and obvious since the day the agreement was signed, since it was clear from the word go that the Obama Administration would have no interest in ensuring compliance nor in imposing sanctions for noncompliance. News: German intelligence has the details, and they’re extensive and explicit, and several Republican U.S. senators are doing what they can to hold the administration accountable for its negligence on the matter. Here’s the meat of a letter sent...
  • Myth or Reality? Russian Missiles on Kurils in Response to THAAD in S Korea

    07/10/2016 6:01:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 09.07.2016
    Myth or Reality? Russian Missiles on Kurils in Response to THAAD in S Korea Military & Intelligence 16:03 09.07.2016(updated 12:48 10.07.2016) Russia may deploy additional missile systems to the Far East, including on the Kuril Islands, in response to the plans of the United States to deploy missile defense complexes in South Korea, Leonid Ivashov, president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, told RIA Novosti. The expert commented on recent reports citing a source in the Russian Foreign Minister. In particular, the source said that Russian military planning will take into account Seoul’s decision to deploy US THAAD missile systems...
  • July 4 message from Putin to Obama: Let's have better ties

    07/04/2016 12:18:49 PM PDT · by Enchante · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | July 4, 2016 | Staff
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday in a July Fourth message to President Barack Obama that he hopes ties between the two countries will get back on track. Relations between Moscow and Washington hit a post-Cold War low in 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and threw its weight behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin, however, has recently sought rapprochement with the United States. In the Independence Day message released by the Kremlin, Putin recalled the history of Russia-U.S. ties, saying that at one time the two countries were able to solve “the most difficult...
  • Iran vows to burn nuke deal if US scraps it; seen as a response to Trump talk

    06/15/2016 12:30:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 6/15/16 | ap
    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's top leader said Tuesday that if the next U.S. president tears up the nuclear deal, Iran will "light it on fire." ADVERTISEMENT Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's remarks appeared to be aimed at presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has criticized the deal and vowed to renegotiate it. Khamenei referred to a "U.S. presidential candidate threatening to tear the deal up." "We do not violate the deal, but if the other party violates it, if they tear the agreement up, we will light it on fire," Khamenei said in remarks published on his official website. Khamenei...
  • State Department report finds Iran is top state sponsor of terror

    06/02/2016 7:10:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ryan Browne
    The State Department on Thursday released its annual report on global terrorist activity, listing Iran as the top state sponsor of terrorism and labeling ISIS "the greatest threat globally." The report also includes statistics on terrorist activity worldwide, and said 11,774 terrorist attacks in 92 countries occurred in 2015. Iran's designation and continued sponsoring of terrorism is bound to fuel criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. Critics of the deal have charged that the removal of economic sanctions would allow Iran to increase its support of terror groups.
  • State Department admits deleting parts of briefing on Iran deal

    06/02/2016 12:09:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/16 | Elad Benari
    The State Department has admitted that an official intentionally deleted several minutes of video footage from a 2013 press briefing, where a top spokeswoman seemed to acknowledge misleading the press over the Iran nuclear deal, Fox News reported Wednesday. “There was a deliberate request [to delete the footage] – this wasn’t a technical glitch,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said, in admitting that an unidentified official had a video editor “excise” the segment. The State Department had faced questions earlier this year over the block of missing tape from a December 2013 briefing. At that briefing, then-spokeswoman Jen Psaki was...
  • Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media

    05/20/2016 3:02:02 PM PDT · by DeltaZulu · 10 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 3:43 PM EDT | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.
  • Clarice Feldman: An Epiphany on the Road to Tehran

    05/08/2016 11:10:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    The internet was abuzz following a story by David Samuels on the jerk who admitted he manipulated the truth to get the president’s absurd deal with Iran accepted (accepted, that is, by the Democrats in Congress who blocked a Republican resolution to reject it). In case you missed it I’ll provide a quick summary of the salient parts, but that shouldn’t be the end of the story: the press having allowed itself to be flimflammed into being mere White House megaphones needs to redeem itself, should it care to win back even the tiniest shred of credibility. It probably won’t,...
  • As North Korea’s Nuclear Program Advances, U.S. Strategy Is Tested

    05/06/2016 7:30:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea — After years of trying to separate fact from propaganda about North Korea’s nuclear program, American and South Korean intelligence officials say they have concluded that the country can now mount a small nuclear warhead on short- and medium-range missiles capable of hitting much of Japan and South Korea. The United States and its allies have sought for nearly a decade to prevent the North from gaining such capabilities, ever since it detonated its first atomic device a decade ago. Their failure is likely to raise new questions about the effectiveness of the policy toward North Korea,...
  • Iranian hackers downed Adelson's casino empire

    12/12/2014 7:25:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2014 | Cory Bennett
    n February, Iranian hackers took down the computer system of gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson’s casino empire, wiping hard drives clean and shutting down email. Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest gaming company, was devastated by the attack. But until a Bloomberg Businessweek report Thursday night, the company had never revealed the extent of the hack. Coming months before the recent hack on Sony Pictures, the hit on Sands is now believed to be the first major destructive cyberattack on a U.S. business, although there are likely others that have gone unreported. From the instant the offensive started, Las Vegas Sands...
  • All Belgian residents issued with iodine tablets to protect against radiation

    04/29/2016 2:12:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 56 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4-28-16 | Matthew Holehouse,
    The entire population of Belgium is to be issued with a ration of iodine tablets, months after warnings about the threat of Isil building a dirty bomb. Iodine pills, which help reduce radiation build-up in the thyroid gland, had previously only been issued to people living within 20km (14 miles) of the Tihange and Doel nuclear plants. Maggie De Block, the Health Minister, said that would be extended to 100km, covering the whole country of 11 million people, following advice from an expert council. The pills will be sent to pharmacies, and the public would be ordered to collect their...
  • Trump: Hey, nuking ISIS is maybe a good idea

    04/28/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2016 | Taylor Millard
    Donald Trump may be okay with using nukes to destroy ISIS. Here’s his comments to the TODAY show on NBC:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO It’s true he says he would be “the last to use” nukes, which could be taken as two different ways. On the one hand, Trump could be saying he doesn’t want to use nukes at all, and would wait until no other option existed (kinda like George W. Bush saying war is the last option, and we all know how that turned out). It could also mean Trump is saying he would be the...
  • Obama to make historic Hiroshima visit after G-7 summit

    04/22/2016 7:17:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | April 22, 2016 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama will make a historic visit to the site of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima after the G-7 summit in Japan in May, U.S. sources said. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, which was devastated by an American nuclear bomb dropped in the final days of World War II on Aug. 6, 1945.
  • India tests 1st nuclear-propelled ballistic missile submarine

    04/19/2016 5:07:11 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 19 Apr, 2016 07:16
    India’s first submarine capable of firing nuclear ballistic missiles, the INS Arihant, is undergoing sea acceptance trials and will be commissioned after their completion, the Navy has announced. "INS Arihant is now undergoing sea acceptance trails as it had already passed several deep sea diving drills. The submarine will be commissioned after completing all the sea trials," said H.C.S. Bisht, Vice Admiral of the Indian Navy. The 6,000-ton vessel is the first nuclear-powered submarine that can launch nuclear-capable missiles manufactured by India – the first nation to announce it has accomplished this feat after the five original nuclear powers. It...
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

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

    04/04/2016 12:46:32 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Iranian officials on Monday accused the United States of violating the recent comprehensive nuclear agreement by working behind the scenes to stop American companies from conducting business with Iran, according to regional media reports. Iran has been complaining for months that it is not being granted enough sanctions relief under the agreement. These complaints have reportedly pushed the Obama administration to consider offering Iran greater concessions, including access to the U.S. dollar and American financial markets.
  • Trump On North Korea Going to War: 'Good Luck, Enjoy Yourself Folks' (to Allies Japan/Korea)

    04/03/2016 4:14:54 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 270 replies
    The Guardian, U.K. ^ | 1 April 2016 | Ben Jacobs
    Donald Trump on Saturday told a crowd of thousands he was sanguine about potential hostilities between North Korea and its neighbors. Speaking at a rally in Rothschild, Wisconsin ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, the Republican Donald Trump on Saturday told a crowd of thousands he was sanguine about potential hostilities between North Korea and its neighbors. Speaking at a rally in Rothschild, Wisconsin ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, the Republican presidential frontrunner said that if conflict between Japan and nuclear-armed North Korea were to break out, “it would be a terrible thing but if they do,...
  • Russia Doubling Nuclear Warheads

    04/01/2016 5:54:57 PM PDT · by mythenjoseph · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-1-16 | Bill Gertz
    Russia is doubling the number of its strategic nuclear warheads on new missles by deploying multiple reentry vehicles that have put Moscow over the limit set by the new START arms treaty,according to pentagon officials.
  • Cohen: Nuke summit way too late for this prez

    04/01/2016 10:21:37 AM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies ^ | 04/01/2016 | Adriana Cohen
    What short memories liberals have. A year ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress and warned of no greater danger than the marriage of radical Islam and nuclear weapons. Flash-forward to President Obama’s op-ed this week warning of the dangers of terror groups like ISIS getting a dirty bomb. He wrote he’s racing to “prevent the world’s most dangerous networks from obtaining the world’s most dangerous weapons.” This is the same president whose party boycotted Bibi’s joint session of Congress in protest. The same commander in chief who just a few months ago told us ISIS was contained and...
  • Trump Tells a Bewildered Chris Matthews He Can’t Rule Out Using Nukes in Europe

    03/31/2016 8:18:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/31/2016 | Josh Fedlman
    Chris Matthews asked Donald Trump about using nukes during tonight’s MSNBC town hall, and boy did Trump put him at unease… Trump has recently talked about letting more nations have access to nuclear weapons, and Matthews asked him about using them in the Middle East or Europe. Trump said he would be “very slow and hesitant” on the matter, but Matthews wanted to know why he’s openly talking about using nukes at all, saying, “You got hooked into something you shouldn’t have talked about.” The Donald continued to explain, “Look, nuclear should be off the table. But would there be...