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  • North Korea Ups Pressure on US to Resume Talks by Year’s End

    11/02/2019 11:24:03 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 33 replies
    VOA News ^ | 2 November 2019 | VOA
    “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in April said he would give the U.S. until the end of the year to become more flexible on nuclear talks. Since then, he's launched 12 missiles to back up that warning, including a launch on Thursday. So far, though, there is no evidence the U.S. is changing its stance, meaning the situation could soon get much more volatile, as VOA’s Bill Gallo reports from Seoul”...(sound file at link)
  • Denuclearization dialogue leads to more North Korean warheads

    10/17/2019 4:13:22 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 12 replies
    The Korea Times (Seoul, South Korea) ^ | By Yi Whan-woo, Kim Yoo-chul
    By Yi Whan-woo, Kim Yoo-chul As nuclear negotiations between North Korea and the United States remain in a stalemate after no "substantial outcome" from their recent encounter in Sweden, the lack of visible progress in the denuclearization dialogue is raising concerns that the North is "buying time" for its military and nuclear advancement. During an Asan Institute for Policy Studies security forum held in Seoul, Tuesday, Bruce Bennett, a senior defense analyst at the Washington-based RAND Corporation, claimed that despite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's promise to end his nuclear program, Pyongyang has not taken any meaningful measures toward this....
  • Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

    10/14/2019 9:33:23 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 54 replies
    MSN (New York Times ^ | October 14, 2019 | David E. Sanger
    ...snip... And over the weekend, State and Energy Department officials were quietly reviewing plans for evacuating roughly 50 tactical nuclear weapons that the United States had long stored, under American control, at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, about 250 miles from the Syrian border, according to two American officials. Those weapons, one senior official said, were now essentially Erdogan’s hostages. To fly them out of Incirlik would be to mark the de facto end of the Turkish-American alliance. To keep them there, though, is to perpetuate a nuclear vulnerability that should have been eliminated years ago. “I think this is...
  • Hey, NATO, Let’s Move Those 50 US Thermonuclear Weapons Out of Turkey

    10/14/2019 4:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Defense One ^ | 10/14/2019 | BY JOE CIRINCIONE
    Why risk it? Even if NATO wants the nukes in Europe, Erdogan’s unstable regime is 68 miles from Syria, the hottest conflict zone on earth. When President Donald Trump and other heads of state meet at this week’s NATO Summit it might be a good time to discuss the wisdom of keeping 50 U.S. thermonuclear weapons in Turkey, just 70 miles from Syria, the most intense combat zone on the planet. Each of the B61 gravity bombs stored at Incirlik Air Base, 68 miles from the Syrian border have a maximum yield of 170 kilotons, or 10 times more powerful...
  • Bolton Warns Trump: North Korea ‘Will Never Give Up’ Nukes

    09/30/2019 3:31:56 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Breaking Defense (News) ^ | 30 September 2019 | Colin Clark
    WASHINGTON: Ousted National Security Advisor John Bolton said Kim Jong Un “will never give up” nuclear weapons voluntarily — an implicit warning to his former boss. Bolton was restating a consensus view of the Intelligence Community, one that runs counter to President Trump’s faith that the North Korean dynast can be wheedled and cajoled. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, Bolton attracted a forest of TV cameras hoping for some fireworks. They probably thought they were getting something hot when Bolton made his comment about North Korea but, as Breaking D readers know, the Intelligence Community’s...
  • John Bolton says North Korea won't give up nukes in first speech since ouster

    09/30/2019 8:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/2019 | BY REBECCA KHEEL
    ormer national security adviser John Bolton on Monday said he does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will give up his nuclear weapons in a deal with the United States. North Korea “has not made a strategic decision to give up nuclear weapons,” Bolton said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in his first public remarks since leaving the Trump administration. “In fact, I think the contrary is true. I think the strategic decision that Kim Jong Un is operating through is that he will do whatever he can to keep a deliverable nuclear weapons capability...
  • Trump calls report that he inquired about nuking a hurricane ‘fake news’

    08/26/2019 8:17:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/26/2019 | By Edmund DeMarche
    President Trump on Monday tried to shoot down a report that said he "suggested multiple times" to top officials that they should look into whether a nuclear bomb could stop a massive hurricane in its tracks. Axios, citing unnamed sources, reported Sunday that Trump made the comments to Homeland Security and other officials. Their source paraphrased the president talking about how hurricanes form off the coast of Africa. "As they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?" he reportedly asked. The National Oceanic and...
  • Liberal hysteria on guns obscures the real enemy

    08/25/2019 11:19:10 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8/25/19 | Martin Marcus
    In the wake of recent terrorist attacks, liberal politicians preach taking guns away from everyone except people whom they control, like the police. Conservatives advocate putting guns into the hands of good guys. In the process, we are losing sight of our deadliest enemy: radical Muslims. Liberals tell us our most deadly enemy is the white male. Liberals have popular phrases to summarize this enemy, such as "white privilege" and "toxic masculinity." If they really hate white males so much, they should stop using the electric light bulb, made practical by Thomas Edison; nuclear power, whose theory was developed in...
  • VANITY: Clinton Admin. also floated idea for dropping cylinders into hurricanes to stop them (IIRC)

    08/25/2019 6:07:38 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 27 replies
    Self ^ | 8/25/19 | Self
    The Fake News Media is reporting that President Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs into hurricanes to stop them from hitting the United States. IIRC, President Clinton also discussed dropping cylinders into hurricanes to help destroy them. Fidel Castro was opposed to it, thinking that they were a spying mechanism for when hurricanes were over Cuba. I worked for the Govt. of Puerto Rico during Hurricanes Floyd, Mitch & Georges in the late 1990s. This idea from the White House floated in our office. I'm pretty sure that the US govt. has probably 'purged' all this cylinder documentation from the Clinton...
  • Trump floated nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting US: report (barf alert)

    08/25/2019 4:30:17 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25th August 2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    President Trump has floated dropping nuclear bombs into hurricanes to stop them from hitting the United States in meetings with Homeland Security and national security officials, Axios reported Sunday. According to sources who have heard the president's private remarks and been briefed on a National Security Council memorandum, the suggestions were made during briefings on hurricanes. "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?" Trump said at one such White House briefing, a source who was there told Axios. "They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb...

    08/01/2019 6:56:40 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 49 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 30 July 19 | TZVI JOFFRE
    Iran had claimed that they had limited their stock of enriched uranium to 300 kilograms (about 600 pounds) as required by the JCPOA. Iran has enriched 24 tons of uranium since signing the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal, said the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, on Sunday, according to Radio Farda. Tehran claimed that it had limited its stock of enriched uranium to 300 kg. as required by the JCPOA.
  • Warren, Bullock spar over 'no first use' nuclear policy [at debate]

    08/01/2019 12:02:07 AM PDT · by BTerclinger · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/19 | REBECCA KHEEL
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) sparred Tuesday night over her proposed “no first use” policy on nuclear weapons during the Democratic debate. In defending the proposed policy, Warren argued for diplomatic and economic solutions to conflict, saying “we should not be asking our military to take on jobs that do not have a military solution.” But Bullock opposed that proposal, saying, “I don’t want to turn around and say, ‘Well, Detroit has to be gone before we would ever use that.’” Warren is the lead sponsor of the Senate version of a bill that would...
  • Will Senators Recall Bill Richardson's Scandalous Cabinet Record?

    12/17/2008 9:42:37 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 793+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 12/17/2008 | Timothy P. Carney
    New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson will go before the U.S. Senate in coming weeks as Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of Commerce. Will Democrats in that chamber remember his performance in 1999 and 2000 as Energy secretary, when secrets disappeared from nuclear laboratories, and one Democratic senator promised to oppose Richardson for any future nomination? In the January of 1999, the U.S. House Select Committee on Intelligence published ... the “Cox Report” -- which found that China had stolen and still was stealing nuclear weapons secrets from the U.S. The committee reported that “the primary focus of this long-term,...
  • German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Middle East bid to ease US-Iran tensions

    06/08/2019 3:21:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.08.2019 | shs/jm (dpa, AP)
    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived Saturday in Iraq to hold talks with Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi and President Barham Salih over the increasing tensions between Iran and the US. Maas’s Iraq trip was previously not announced due to security reasons.“There is a clear danger of miscalculations, misunderstandings, provocations leading to unforeseeable consequences in this highly tense region,” Maas said as he arrived in Baghdad. “The latest escalation requires us as European neighbors to intervene in favor of de-escalation and peaceful coexistence,” Maas said. “We cannot just seek dialogue; we must lead it, precisely where the differences seem insurmountable...
  • Iran is 'six months away from an atomic bomb'.

    06/05/2019 6:54:48 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 80 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/19 | Yoni Kempinski
    Former IAEA official says Israel, Gulf states, 'need to be worried' about Iran's emerging nuclear abilities. Olli Heinonen, who headed the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) security team and served as the organizations' deputy director general, on Wednesday morning told Army Radio that Israelis on the whole are not aware of the severity of the Iranian threat. "Israelis need to be worried, and the Gulf states also have reason for concern," Heinonen said. "How will you be able to ensure your security if Iran achieves nuclear abilities?" In the full interview, which will be aired Thursday morning, Heinonen said that...
  • Windmills versus nuclear energy

    06/04/2019 10:46:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 6/4/2019 | Jon N. Hall
    Don't let HBO's acclaimed five-part series Chernobyl (HBO, IMDb, Wikipedia) demonize all nuclear power in your mind. It made this kid eager to read Mac MacDowell's important June 3 article here at American Thinker. In "Rare Earth Minerals and Thorium," MacDowell explains a different type of nuclear reactor that would do more than just help us produce clean energy. "Global warmists" would do well to read it. If that article floats your boat, then you might also listen to the podcast of John Miller, a trader. In "Wind 'Farms' = Inefficient Power Plants," Mr. Miller reports on a "wind farm,"...
  • Cleric: Muslims ‘Have a Duty’ to Obtain Nuclear Weapons

    05/30/2019 1:15:01 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 28, 2019 | Adam Kredo
    leading Muslim cleric said that adherents to the faith across the globe have a religious duty to build nuclear weapons to combat Israelis and Jews, according to a translation of his recent remarks broadcast on a television station controlled by the terrorist group Hamas. Muhammad Al-Hassan Ould Al-Dadou Al-Shanqit, a Mauritanian cleric, was interviewed on the Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV about efforts by Islamic countries to obtain nuclear weapons. While extremist regimes such as the Islamic Republic in Iran have claimed there are religious bans on the building of nuclear weapons, Al-Shanqit maintained it is "a duty" of Arabs to build...
  • Trump Says Iran Nuclear Deal Possible as Sanctions Bite

    05/27/2019 12:34:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    newmax ^ | May 27, 2019 | Thomson/Reuters
    President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East. "I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal, and I think that's very smart of them, and I think that's a possibility to happen," Trump said during a news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. "It has a chance to be a great country with the same leadership," Trump said. "We aren't looking for regime change -- I just...
  • Clinton slams Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' campaign against Iran

    05/08/2019 5:27:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Fpx News ^ | May 8, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, on Wednesday criticized the Trump administration’s recent escalation of tensions with Iran – saying she “can’t imagine a more dangerous situation than the one we’re in now.” Speaking at Dartmouth College, Clinton said the Trump administration’s recent sanctions against Iran and the deployment of an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf have only served to further erode relations between Washington and Tehran that started when the United States withdrew from the controversial, Obama-era nuclear deal. “Now we have an administration that doesn’t believe in agreements,” Clinton said. “The Iranians have...
  • Iran to Restart Some Nuclear Activity in Response to US Withdrawal From Pact

    05/06/2019 7:21:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 28 replies ^ | 6 May, 2019
    Iran will restart part of its halted nuclear program in response to the U.S. withdrawal from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal but does not itself plan to pull out of the agreement, the state-run IRIB news agency reported on Monday. Citing a source close to an official commission which oversees the nuclear deal, IRIB reported that President Hassan Rouhani would announce that Iran would reduce some of its "minor and general" commitments under the deal on May 8- exactly one year after U.S. President Donald Trump announced the U.S. pullout. Trump subsequently reimposed tough sanctions on Iran, including on its...