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« Reply #350 on: May 27, 2015, 09:13:32 PM »

http://twitchy.com/2015/05/26/marie-harf-promoted-to-senior-advisor-will-focus-on-negotiations-with-iran/
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« Reply #351 on: June 02, 2015, 06:29:57 PM »

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/world/middleeast/irans-nuclear-stockpile-grows-complicating-negotiations.html?nytmobile=0&_r=0&referrer

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« Reply #352 on: June 04, 2015, 11:55:21 AM »

http://www.dickmorris.com/iran-now-wants-everything-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/?utm_source=dmreports&utm_medium=dmreports&utm_campaign=dmreports
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« Reply #353 on: June 17, 2015, 07:17:39 PM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/world/us-could-lift-sanctions-before-iran-accounting.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1


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« Reply #354 on: June 17, 2015, 08:06:53 PM »


Why, it's almost as if Obama wants a nuclear Iran.

Who could have foreseen this?
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« Reply #355 on: July 03, 2015, 11:49:11 AM »

http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/10-ways-iran-has-gutted-nuclear-deal#
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« Reply #356 on: July 03, 2015, 04:46:32 PM »

second post


http://www.foxnews.com/.../emps-how-to-detect-blast-that.../

http://pamelageller.com/.../iran-endorses-nuclear-emp.../

http://spectrum.ieee.org/.../electromagnetic-warfare-is-here
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« Reply #357 on: July 04, 2015, 01:25:59 PM »

third post:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420707/iran-nuclear-deal-obama-sanctions-inspections-capitulates?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Jolt&utm_campaign=Best%20of%207%2F4
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« Reply #358 on: July 08, 2015, 01:52:24 PM »

https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/07/meet-the-democrats-who-can-make-or-break-obamas-nuclear-deal/
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« Reply #359 on: July 28, 2015, 06:37:13 PM »

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/07/28/kerry-we-dont-have-access-to-the-actual-agreement-on-iran-side-deals/
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« Reply #360 on: July 30, 2015, 12:17:38 AM »

http://conservativetribune.com/leaked-copy-iran-deal-shocking/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=TPNNPages&utm_content=2015-07-29
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« Reply #361 on: August 27, 2015, 07:42:52 PM »

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley

Remember Pakistan’s nukes? While the world has remained focused on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, a new report shows that Pakistan has been steadily building its nuclear capabilities, as well. The country is likely building as many as 20 nuclear warheads annually, and if it keeps going at this rate, it could boast the world’s third-largest nuclear stockpile within a decade.

Islamabad has amassed a large stockpile of highly enriched uranium over the years, which could allow it to rapidly produce a number of low-yield nuclear devices, a report due out Thursday by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center concludes. The news should be sobering for Pakistan’s neighbor and chief rival India, which is slightly behind Pakistan in the number of nuclear warheads it possesses. Most analysts peg Pakistan’s arsenal at about 120 nuclear warheads, while India has about 100. Overall, Pakistan is on pace to be able to field 350 nuclear weapons in the next 10 years, the report concludes.
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« Reply #362 on: August 31, 2015, 01:25:53 PM »

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/08/31/for-the-record-a-nuclear-iran-would-immediately-become-a-threat-to-americans/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Firewire%20-%20HORIZON%208-31-15%20FINAL&utm_term=Firewire
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« Reply #363 on: September 12, 2015, 11:12:06 AM »

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/iran-says-finds-unexpectedly-high-uranium-104622948.html
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« Reply #364 on: September 12, 2015, 04:25:11 PM »


Totally peaceful uranium. Nothing to worry about.
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« Reply #365 on: September 12, 2015, 09:03:49 PM »

Wanna bet that Obama and Kerry knew about the uranium?
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« Reply #366 on: September 13, 2015, 03:43:25 PM »

Wanna bet that Obama and Kerry knew about the uranium?

Doesn't matter. The only thing they care about is the side deal where Iran doesn't nuke anyone until Buraq Hussein is out of office.
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« Reply #367 on: September 28, 2015, 10:27:36 PM »

 A U.S.-Russian Arms Treaty Could Be in Trouble
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U.S. President Ronald Reagan (R) and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (L) signing a treaty eliminating U.S. and Soviet intermediate- and short-range nuclear missiles in Washington, D.C. in December 1987. (-/AFP/Getty Images)
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Russia is feeling increasingly limited by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty as the United States continues to modernize its nuclear arsenal and develop its ballistic missile defenses. The United States also finds the treaty constraining, but neither Moscow nor Washington wants to be the first to withdraw from the pact.
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Russia on Sept. 23 criticized the United States' planned deployment of upgraded B61-12 guided nuclear bombs to Germany, once again raising the threat of withdrawing from the 1987 INF treaty as a response to U.S. moves. The INF bans ground-based nuclear or conventional intermediate-range missiles (500 to 5,500 kilometers, or 300 to 3,400 miles). Though the U.S. deployment of B61-12 nuclear weapons to Germany does not violate the INF treaty, Moscow is increasingly viewing the pact as a limitation.

The INF pact is a cornerstone arms control treaty between the United States and Russia that halted a destabilizing buildup of intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe during the 1980s. However, the treaty also constrained both U.S. and Russian options. Even as influential camps in the United States and Russia fear the treaty's dissolution and a return to a dangerous arms race in Europe, other voices in both countries desiring to abandon or revise it are growing louder.

The INF treaty has especially restricted U.S. policy in East Asia, forcing the United States to rely on air- and sea-launched missiles to counter China's vast and growing land-based missile arsenal. The Russians are even more concerned with the INF, because the treaty places them at a disadvantage relative to the United States in missile defense and modernized scalable nuclear weapons.

Furthermore, the INF, as a bilateral treaty between the United States and Russia, does not stop countries around Russia such as China, India and North Korea from developing intermediate-range nuclear weapons. Unlike the continental United States, which is beyond the range of these missiles, Russia has to factor in these potential threats even as the New START Treaty limits its strategic nuclear arsenal (in any case largely aimed at the United States).

Frustrated by the INF treaty but fearing its dissolution, the United States and Russia have sought to find ways around it. Russia may have already breached the INF pact with the development of the R-500 ground-based cruise missile, as well as the testing of the SS-27 Mod 2 intercontinental ballistic missile at ranges prohibited by the INF treaty. The United States has also pursued other avenues to overcome the treaty's limitations, expanding its sea-launched missile arsenal, building up missile defenses and pursuing Prompt Global Strike technology that makes up for a longer-ranged strike envelope with high speed and accuracy.

Russia and the United States are each hesitant to be the first to withdraw from the INF pact, but it is clear that the treaty as a whole is weakening as time passes. Threats of withdrawal from the treaty, especially from Moscow, are becoming more common, and it may be just a matter of time until the treaty is effectively terminated or heavily revised. The demise of the foundational arms control treaty may give both sides more military options, but it will undoubtedly exacerbate an already tense relationship between Moscow and Washington.
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« Reply #368 on: October 25, 2015, 10:31:27 PM »

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Expert-Khameneis-letter-to-Rouhani-voids-deal-430056 
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« Reply #369 on: November 08, 2015, 09:57:29 AM »

With as many as 120 warheads, Pakistan could in a decade become the world’s third-ranked nuclear power, behind the United States and Russia, but ahead of China, France and Britain. Its arsenal is growing faster than any other country’s, and it has become even more lethal in recent years with the addition of small tactical nuclear weapons that can hit India and longer-range nuclear missiles that can reach farther.
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These are unsettling truths. The fact that Pakistan is also home to a slew of extremist groups, some of which are backed by a paranoid security establishment obsessed with India, only adds to the dangers it presents for South Asia and, indeed, the entire world.

Persuading Pakistan to rein in its nuclear weapons program should be an international priority. The major world powers spent two years negotiating an agreement to restrain the nuclear ambitions of Iran, which doesn’t have a single nuclear weapon. Yet there has been no comparable investment of effort in Pakistan, which, along with India, has so far refused to consider any limits at all.

The Obama administration has begun to address this complicated issue with greater urgency and imagination, even though the odds of success seem small. The recent meeting at the White House on Oct. 22 between President Obama and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan appears to have gone nowhere. Yet it would be wrong not to keep trying, especially at a time of heightened tensions between Pakistan and India over Kashmir and terrorism.

What’s new about the administration’s approach is that instead of treating the situation as essentially hopeless, it is now casting about for the elements of a possible deal in which each side would get something it wants. For the West, that means restraint by Pakistan and greater compliance with international rules for halting the spread of nuclear technology. For Pakistan, that means some acceptance in the family of nuclear powers and access to technology.

At the moment, Pakistan is a pariah in the nuclear sphere to all but China; it has been punished internationally ever since it followed India’s example and tested a weapon in 1998. Pakistan has done itself no favors by refusing to join the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and by giving nuclear know-how to bad actors like North Korea. Yet, it is seeking treatment equal to that given to India by the West.

For decades, India was also penalized for developing nuclear weapons. But attitudes shifted in 2008 when the United States, seeking better relations with one of the world’s fastest-growing economies as a counterweight to China, gave India a pass and signed a generous nuclear cooperation deal that allowed New Delhi to buy American nuclear energy technology.
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American officials say they are not offering Pakistan an India-like deal, which would face stiff opposition in Congress, but are discussing what Pakistan needs to do to justify American support for its membership in the 48-nation Nuclear Supplier Group, which governs trade in nuclear fuel and technology.

As a first step, one American official said, Pakistan would have to stop pursuing tactical nuclear weapons, which are more likely to be used in a conflict with India and could more easily fall into the hands of terrorists, and halt development of long-range missiles. Pakistan should also sign the treaty banning nuclear weapons tests.

Such moves would undoubtedly be in Pakistan’s long-term interest. It cannot provide adequate services for its citizens because it spends about 25 percent of its budget on defense. Pakistan’s army, whose chief of staff is due to visit Washington this month, says it needs still more nuclear weapons to counter India’s conventional arsenal.

The competition with India, which is adding to its own nuclear arsenal, is a losing game, and countries like China, a Pakistan ally, should be pushing Pakistan to accept that. Meanwhile, Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, has done nothing to engage Islamabad on security issues, and he also bears responsibility for current tensions. The nuclear arms race in South Asia, which is growing more intense, demands far greater international attention.
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« Reply #370 on: November 12, 2015, 12:12:00 PM »

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/11/12/18850/fuel-nuclear-bomb-hands-unknown-black-marketeer-russia-us-officials-say

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« Reply #371 on: November 25, 2015, 12:25:10 PM »


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/427619/state-department-iran-deal-not-legally-binding-signed
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« Reply #372 on: December 20, 2015, 11:24:21 PM »

A highly reliable and unusually well-informed friend tells me this is plausible:

http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001577.html
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« Reply #373 on: December 21, 2015, 10:47:07 AM »

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/stop-iran-now/2015/12/20/07ca2936-a4f7-11e5-9c4e-be37f66848bb_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_headlines
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« Reply #374 on: January 15, 2016, 05:35:02 PM »

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/naval/submarines/2015/11/13/russia-leaks-dirty-bomb-submarine-drone-state-tv-broadcast/75710806/
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« Reply #375 on: January 19, 2016, 06:41:13 PM »

http://www.jpost.com/page.aspx?pageid=7&articleid=442087
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« Reply #376 on: February 13, 2016, 01:55:03 AM »

The Rogue-State Nuclear Missile Threat
North Korea can now threaten most of the continental U.S.
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Americans have been focused on New Hampshire and Iowa, but spare a thought for Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago. Those are among the cities within range of the intercontinental ballistic missile tested Sunday by North Korea. Toledo and Pittsburgh are still slightly out of range, but at least 120 million Americans with the wrong zip codes could soon be targets of Kim Jong Un.

Welcome to the era of the rogue-state ICBM. North Korea’s portly young dictator is often played for laughs, but before he rose to power in 2011 Pyongyang had never successfully put a satellite into orbit, a major technical step toward mastering long-range missile delivery. Now it has done so twice, a disturbing complement to its four nuclear tests, the latest of which was last month.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a long range rocket launch on February 7. Photo: Reuters

“We assess that they have the capability to reach the [U.S.] homeland with a nuclear weapon from a rocket,” U.S. Admiral Bill Gortney of the North American Aerospace Defense Command said in October, echoing warnings from the Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. commander in South Korea. Such assessments are necessarily speculative given the opacity of the Hermit Kingdom and the complexities of miniaturizing and delivering warheads, but the trend is ominous.

Though last month’s nuclear test had too small a yield to be the hydrogen-bomb success that Pyongyang claims, it may have included components of an H-bomb and advanced its miniaturization capabilities. Sunday’s launch appears to have carried twice the payload of Pyongyang’s previous effort, in 2012, which established a missile range of 10,000 kilometers, enough to hit Chicago. If Kim extends his range to 13,000 kilometers, he’d threaten the entire continental U.S.

Other rogues are following suit. Iran recently conducted two ballistic-missile launches in violation of its recent nuclear deal. These are a “deliberate message of defiance,” U.S. intelligence chief Jim Clapper told Congress Tuesday, adding that Tehran has launched 140 times since a United Nations resolution banned launches in 2010. Mr. Clapper also revealed that North Korea recently expanded plutonium production.

All of this vindicates the long campaign for missile defense. Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative helped win the Cold War, and North Korea is precisely the threat that continued to justify the cause after the Soviet Union’s collapse. The Union of Concerned Scientists, Joe Biden, John Kerry and other arms-control theologians fought it at every turn, while the Clinton Administration dragged its feet. “I don’t support a missile defense system,” Barack Obama said in 2001 as a young lawyer, repeating dogma that would have kept the U.S. defenseless.

You can thank the George W. Bush Administration for the defenses that exist, including long-range missile interceptors in Alaska and California, Aegis systems aboard U.S. Navy warships and a diverse network of radar and satellite sensors. The U.S. was due to place interceptors in Poland and X-Band radar in the Czech Republic, but in 2009 President Obama and Hillary Clinton scrapped those plans as a “reset” gift to Vladimir Putin.

Team Obama also cut 14 of the 44 interceptors planned for Alaska and Hawaii, ceased development of the Multiple Kill Vehicle (an interceptor with multiple warheads) and defunded the two systems focused on destroying missiles in their early “boost” phase, when they are slowest and easier to hit. By 2013 even Mr. Obama partially realized his error, so the Administration expanded radar and short-range interceptors in Asia and recommitted to the 14 interceptors for the U.S. West Coast. It now appears poised to install sophisticated Thaad antimissile batteries in South Korea.

Yet the Administration has failed to support a third East Coast site (to protect against Iranian and Russian threats) and provide adequate funding. Budgets are down about 25% from the Bush Administration’s roughly $10 billion a year. Mr. Obama’s final budget proposal released Tuesday would cut another $800 million from the Missile Defense Agency, nearly 10% from last year’s total.

This investment isn’t commensurate with the growing threat of intercontinental nuclear attack. “We’re ready 24 hours a day if he’s dumb enough to shoot something at us,” Admiral Gortney has said of Kim Jong Un, but any miss would be catastrophic. U.S. success in 72 of 89 antimissile tests since 2001 is an impressive rebuke to those who ridicule missile defense as “Star Wars.” But a 100% interception rate won’t happen without engineering advances and presidential leadership.

The overarching lesson of North Korea is the folly of arms control, starting with the 1994 Agreed Framework that first tried to buy off Pyongyang with energy and food aid. The U.S. would be safer today if it had moved to topple the Kim regime before it got the bomb. But having failed to act when the costs were lower, it is now necessary to buttress defenses in East Asia and the U.S. in what is fast becoming a new age of nuclear and missile proliferation.
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« Reply #377 on: February 22, 2016, 03:23:52 PM »

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/02/22/for-the-record-is-iran-working-toward-an-emp-strike/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Firewire%20-%20HORIZON%202-22-16%20FINAL&utm_term=Firewire
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« Reply #378 on: February 22, 2016, 07:32:55 PM »


Partners in peace !
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« Reply #379 on: February 22, 2016, 09:20:21 PM »

Allah be praised that Baraq and Kerry negotiated that deal!
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« Reply #380 on: March 02, 2016, 10:10:06 PM »

http://www.businessinsider.com/9-facts-about-the-uss-backpack-nukes-2014-2
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« Reply #381 on: March 08, 2016, 09:15:05 PM »

http://patriotpost.us/posts/41156
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« Reply #382 on: March 09, 2016, 07:33:05 AM »


It's not a bug, it's a feature.
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« Reply #383 on: March 26, 2016, 10:53:28 AM »

Haven't had a chance to look at this yet, but posting it here for my future reference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKIPCnLaUYk&ebc=ANyPxKpaW4UzCG-SaM-C42AiEH5SOT4hFhgJZJjq_oZTE7110j8WNP_CKGr7AD53wyDzSx7-47-QOw6OLUJ0UWJL13P2nzEenw
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« Reply #384 on: March 29, 2016, 05:52:47 PM »

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/29/belgiums-failed-state-is-guarding-americas-nuclear-weapons/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=*Editors%20Picks

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« Reply #385 on: March 30, 2016, 05:04:04 PM »


We need to pull our forces out of Europe anyway.
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« Reply #386 on: March 30, 2016, 08:08:33 PM »

Seriously?
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« Reply #387 on: March 30, 2016, 09:09:28 PM »

Seriously?

Yes. Not one more cent for defending a suicidal culture.
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« Reply #388 on: March 30, 2016, 09:47:03 PM »

Seriously?
Yes. Not one more cent for defending a suicidal culture.

We don't only defend places like Europe and Israel for their benefit.
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« Reply #389 on: May 10, 2016, 04:38:21 PM »

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russias_New_ICBM_Sarmat_can_penetrate_defense_shield_wipe_out_Texas_999.html
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« Reply #390 on: May 10, 2016, 04:55:45 PM »

Seriously?
Yes. Not one more cent for defending a suicidal culture.

We don't only defend places like Europe and Israel for their benefit.

No point in wasting resources on europe as they let themselves become eurostan.
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« Reply #391 on: May 12, 2016, 11:33:26 PM »

You may speak too soon , , ,

http://www.reuters.tv/8uF/2016/05/12/u-s-missile-shield-goes-live-infuriates-russia
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