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  • Obama’s Nuclear Legacy Leaves America and Allies Less Safe

    01/23/2017 10:14:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2017 | Michaela Dodge
    In his Jan. 11 remarks on nuclear weapons policy, the outgoing Vice President Joe Biden praised former President Barack Obama’s nuclear weapons policy. In reality, there are very few grounds for congratulations when it comes to Obama’s legacy. Take, for example, the Iran deal. Biden argued that the administration got the deal through a combination of international sanctions and hard-nosed diplomacy. In reality, the deal was sold to the American public by concealing the full extent of concessions the administration had to make to get the Iranians to agree to it. The deal does not prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear...
  • ‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood

    01/19/2017 12:44:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 18, 2017 | David E. Sangerjan
    WASHINGTON — When President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Rick Perry the job of energy secretary five weeks ago, Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state. In the days after, Mr. Perry, the former Texas governor, discovered that he would be no such thing — that in fact, if confirmed by the Senate, he would become the steward of a vast national security complex he knew almost nothing about, caring for the most fearsome weapons on the...
  • Report: US cyberattack on North Korea was ineffective

    05/29/2015 7:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/15 | Mark Hensch
    An American cyberattack on North Korea half a decade ago was fruitless overall, sources say. The National Security Agency (NSA) led a mission in 2010 to damage North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Reuters reported on Friday. Operatives tried using a variant of the Stuxnet computer virus deployed against Iran that same year, the news service said, with developers crafting a version that would activate once it reached Korean-language settings on targeted machines. Operatives hoped the virus would disable centrifuges for enriching uranium, much like it had when used against Iran, Reuters said, but the cyberattack stumbled when it encountered North...
  • For the first time, Russia has more deployed nuclear warheads than U.S.

    10/02/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    For the first time, Russia, which is in the midst of a major strategic nuclear modernization, has more deployed nuclear warheads than the United States, according to the latest numbers released by the State Department. Russia now has 1,643 warheads deployed on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and heavy bombers. The United States has 1,642, said the fact sheet released Wednesday.
  • Obama plans major nuclear policy changes in his final months

    07/11/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by plain talk · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | josh rogin
    .... Several U.S. officials briefed on the options told me they include declaring a “no first use” policy for the United States’ nuclear arsenal, which would be a landmark change in the country’s nuclear posture. Another option under consideration is seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution affirming a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons. This would be a way to enshrine the United States’ pledge not to test without having to seek unlikely Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The administration is also considering offering Russia a five-year extension of the New START treaty’s limits on deployed...
  • "Let's Make a Deal": Can Trump trade sanctions for nuke reductions with Russia?

    01/16/2017 6:31:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Well, perhaps the better question is should he? The media rumor mill is buzzing after suggestions that the President Elect is considering cutting a deal with Vladimir Putin which could involve the easing or lifting of sanctions in exchange for a dramatic reduction in nuclear weapons stockpiles. We should include the usual caveat that even though he mentioned it to a reporter as a possibility, nothing is official until we see it on Trump’s Twitter feed, but it’s clearly worth an early look. (Reuters) President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia for its annexation...
  • Iran: U.S. Surrendered More Than $10 Billion in Gold, Cash, Assets

    01/09/2017 2:07:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/9/17 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has paid Iran more than $10 billion in gold, cash, and other assets since 2013, according to Iranian officials, who disclosed that the White House has been intentionally deflating the total amount paid to the Islamic Republic. Senior Iranian officials late last week confirmed reports that the total amount of money paid to Iran over the past four years is in excess of $10 billion, a figure that runs counter to official estimates provided by the White House. The latest disclosure by Iran, which comports with previous claims about the Obama administration obfuscating details about its cash...
  • Obama "Gifts" Iran With Massive Uranium Shipment From Russia Sufficient (Enough for 10 Nukes" (TR)

    01/09/2017 11:00:11 AM PST · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 9, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    In what amounts to an 11th hour "gift" by the outgoing Obama administration to Tehran's leadership to keep the country, which on Sunday was involved in yet another shooting incident with a US destroyer, content and compliant with Obama's landmark "Nuclear deal", the AP reported that Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant. The move was approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments "seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact." AP cites two senior diplomats who said that the transfer which...
  • Relax and remember: Trump stakes out positions to prepare for negotiations

    12/26/2016 10:52:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Lots more nukes? 10 percent tariffs? Remember how the guy operates before you wet yourself Public statements affect different people in different ways. Since the news media think the world revolves around them - since how they react to something is obviously more important than anything else under the sun - they get quite exorcised whenever someone makes a public statement that strikes them as ill-considered. Donald Trump does that a lot. He talks (or more often, tweets) about halting immigration by Muslims. And about imposing tarrifs on foreign goods. This past week, if you listen to the media, Trump...
  • North Korea Says US Should Expect ‘Imminent War’ Over Sanctions

    12/22/2016 9:48:53 AM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller news Foundation ^ | December 22, 2016 | Ryan Pickrell
    “The latest UNSC ‘resolution on sanctions’ has created the danger of imminent war on the Korean Peninsula, as there are no judicial and institutional mechanisms to avert a war and armed conflicts and the ‘resolution’ is as good as a declaration of war,” the North Korean foreign ministry said in a statement Thursday, according to Yonhap News Agency. “The U.S. and other countries involved in adopting the ‘resolution on sanctions’ will have to be wholly responsible for the ensuing consequences.” . . . “The DPRK is building the most powerful country in the world on the basis of the self-defensive...
  • PUTIN TO OBAMA: IF YOU LIE ABOUT ME ONE MORE TIME RUSSIA WILL…

    12/19/2016 5:46:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 119 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | 12/16/16 | Martin Walsh
    Vladimir Putin has had enough of being accessed of “hacking the US presidential election.” Putin, obviously well-aware of Hillary, Obama, and the Democrats blaming him for the election hacks, has issued a statement to Obama that should quickly send Obama looking for his safe space. Putin, early Friday morning, said that: “The US must either stop accusing Russia of meddling in its elections or prove it. It is indecent of the United States to groundlessly accuse Russia of intervention in its elections.” “You need to either stop talking about it, or finally show some kind of proof. Otherwise it just...
  • US official warns of North Korean nuclear capabilities

    12/08/2016 12:15:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    wbaltv.com ^ | 12/8/16 | ap
    A senior U.S. military official says North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon. But the official says that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on a missile, it's not clear that it can hit a target.
  • ABC News on Pay-to-Play: Donor Appointed to Nuke Strategy Advisory Board w/o Experience...

    11/04/2016 2:31:03 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 23 replies
    ABCNews via StopHillary on YouTube ^ | Nov 4 2016 | Brian Ross (ABC News)
    Click the link. When ABC News questioned the guy in 2012 at the DNC, he threatened to have the reporter arrested. WHY did ABC wait until today to talk about this? You'd think they'd be mad as a wet hen...
  • Iran threatens to shelve nuclear deal at “museum” if U.S. is non-compliant: Government official

    11/04/2016 10:27:58 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | Nov 3, 2016 | Lisa Dafteri
    A lieutenant commander within Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps is celebrating the 37th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran by threatening that if the United States does not keep its end of the nuclear deal, Iran will render the deal void, or “send the deal to (the) Museum,” according to Iranian media sources. "The Iranian nation is bound to its nuclear commitments, but this commitment is not a one-way street," Brigadier General Hossein Salami said at a commemoration of the Embassy takeover and subsequent hostage crisis in Tehran.
  • Vanity- Plausible Reason Now for Russia Ordering Nuclear Civil Defense

    10/30/2016 1:18:10 PM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 11 replies
    Today | Epluribus_2
    Am I right? They Knew this was coming and legitimately feared (and still do) an Obama/Clinton wag the dog shootdown/tactical nuke/torpedoed sub/etc. to cover this up to deflect Trump's real existential threat to Obama/Clinton Crime Syndicate.
  • World War III Is an Issue in This Election, Says Trump

    10/27/2016 8:35:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Justin Raimondo, Anti-War.com and Reuters via Constitution.com Forum ^ | October 27, 2016 | Justin Raimondo, Anti-War.com and Reuters via Joe Scudder
    If you want World War III, then Hillary Clinton is your candidate. Donald Trump told Reuters that in an exclusive interview.
  • State Dept Defends Kerry Receiving Prize for Iran Nuke Deal

    10/24/2016 4:14:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 24, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    State Department spokesman John Kirby defended his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, on Monday for accepting an award for his role in negotiating the Iran nuclear deal along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Kirby and Zarif were given the annual Chatham House Prize for finalizing the agreement in July 2015 and working to implement it in January 2016. Critics of the deal in the United States say that it does not do enough to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities and gives the Islamic Republic too much sanctions relief without addressing the country’s malign activities in the Middle East.
  • US warns 'overwhelming' response to any NKorea use of nukes

    10/19/2016 11:31:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    ap.org ^ | 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
    Tass.com ^ | 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: http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1135. "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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PLVnqdj580 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
    freebeacon.com ^ | 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 EurActiv.com 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
    Military.com ^ | 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. http://www.radioamerica.org/audio/MR_ABC-Osama-Hussein-connections.mp3This 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...