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  • An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal

    04/21/2018 7:38:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Apr. 21. 2018 | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour, Delphine O
    For more than a decade, we – Europeans, Americans, and the international community – have feared the imminent threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. To counter this threat and make the Middle East a safer place, the international community came together, using the might of diplomatic negotiations and the force of sanctions, agreed by most of the major economic powers. After 13 years of joint diplomatic effort, we reached a major breakthrough and signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement between Iran, France, the UK, Germany, the US, China, and Russia, regarding Tehran‘s nuclear programme. With that, we...
  • Offer to Withdraw America's Troops from South Korea to Seal a Nuclear Deal with the North

    04/15/2018 5:21:09 PM PDT · by BBell · 45 replies
    http://nationalinterest.org/ ^ | 4/14/18 | Doug Bandow
    The prospect of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un offers a unique opportunity to move Northeast Asia away from more than seven decades of confrontation and conflict. But the meeting might be stillborn or end badly, even if it does occur. An important challenge is the difference between the two leaders’ official expectations. The Trump administration presumably believes it has a commitment by Pyongyang to denuclearize. However, Kim, to the extent that he genuinely contemplates abandoning weapons so expensively acquired and so tightly connected to his own legitimacy, is likely willing to do...
  • So You Want Wind Turbines But Don’t Want Copper Mines?

    04/13/2018 6:34:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    American Experiment ^ | April 11, 2018 | Isaac Orr
    Windmills use an enormous amount of copper. For example, a single wind turbine can contain 335 tons of steel, 4.7 tons of copper, 3 tons of aluminum and 700-plus pounds of rare earth minerals. ... In fact, wind and solar energy use more copper than conventional forms of energy, such as coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants. Conventional power plants require about one ton of copper to produced one megawatt of electricity, whereas wind and solar can require between three to five tons per megawatt. ... Make no mistake, switching from reliable sources of electricity like coal, natural gas,...
  • French navy ship equipped with cruise missiles that could strike Assad was 'aggressively buzzed

    04/12/2018 8:55:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 121 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 11 April 2018 | AMANDA CASHMORE
    A Russian warplane this weekend flew over a French warship at low altitude in the eastern Mediterranean, a deliberate breach of international regulations, a French naval source said on Tuesday. The weekly magazine Le Point said the Russian plane had flown over frigate Aquitaine over the weekend and was fully-armed. It also added that the Aquitaine could be used in strikes against the Assad regime. The incident comes as tensions mount between Russia and Western nations following a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria on April 7. At least 60 people were killed in the attack, according to a Syrian...
  • Fears of a U.S.-Russia conflict recede as Trump, Moscow and Macron dial back the rhetoric

    04/12/2018 2:22:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Wahington Post ^ | April 12, 2018 | Liz Sly and Anton Troianovski
    BEIRUT — Fears that a major war could be imminent eased across the Middle East on Thursday after a flurry of tweets and statements by world leaders that suggested that they are looking for ways to de-escalate the sky-high tensions of recent days. U.S.-led military strikes in retaliation for the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons against a Damascus suburb last weekend remained a distinct possibility, but there were indications that efforts to head off a global confrontation are gathering momentum. In Moscow, the Kremlin sought to tamp down fears of a looming conflict with the United States by...
  • Russia Prepares For Nuclear War With US

    04/11/2018 3:28:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 226 replies
    Newsw via MSN ^ | 04/11/18 | Cristina Maza
    Russian state-owned television is urging the country’s residents to stock their bunkers with water and basic foodstuffs because Moscow could go to war with Washington. Warning that the potential conflict between the two superpowers would be “catastrophic,” an anchor for Russia’s Vesti 24 showed off shelves of food, recommending that people buy salt, oatmeal and other products that can last a long time on the shelves. Powdered milk lasts five years while sugar and rice can last up to eight years, the newscaster explained before showing videos of pasta cooking in a bomb shelter. The channel's newscasters also displayed charts...
  • Catholic Peace Activists Denied Bail After Entering Sub Base

    04/10/2018 6:42:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | 4/7/18 | Dennis Sadowski
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seven Catholic peace activists were denied bail during a court appearance April 6, a day after they were detained after entering Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia to protest nuclear weapons. Calling themselves the Kings Bay Plowshares, the seven faced charges of possession of tools for the commission of a crime and interference with government property, both felonies, and criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. Chief Magistrate Jennifer E. Lewis of the Camden County Magistrate Court said in court she was denying bond, claiming that they posed a threat to the community because she believed they could return...
  • Mossad chief '100 percent certain' Iran seeks nuclear bomb

    04/04/2018 7:57:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2018 6:11 PM EDT | Josef Federman
    The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is “100 percent certain” that Iran remains committed to developing a nuclear bomb and believes the international community must change or scrap its nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. The comments by Yossi Cohen added an influential voice to a global debate over Iran’s nuclear program ahead of a deadline set by President Donald Trump for toughening the deal. Trump, like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been a fierce critic of the 2015 nuclear deal. Trump has set a mid-May deadline to reach agreement with the European nations to toughen restrictions on...
  • Trump: 'No More DACA Deal,' Go 'Nuclear' for 'Tough Laws'

    04/01/2018 1:16:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 96 replies
    newsmax ^ | April 1, 2018 | By Eric Mack
    With criticism coming from Democrats aimed at the Trump administration over spending on a border wall and border security, President Donald Trump tweeted rips of "ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws," called for the Senate to go "nuclear" to "pass tough laws now," and vowed "no more DACA deal" on Sunday. Stopping before walking into church on Easter Sunday, President Trump echoed his tweets. "Mexico has got to help us at the border, and a lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA," Trump told reporters as broadcast on "MSNBC Live." President Trump tried and failed...
  • Kim Jong-un’s visit to Beijing is yuuuge good news for Trump’s North Korea strategy

    03/28/2018 7:19:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/28./2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Once again, Donald Trump has exposed the fecklessness of his predecessors and the foreign policy establishment, this time with his courageous strategy to denuclearize North Korea. The visit to Beijing by Kim Jong-un – held secret at first, but acknowledged and publicized by Beijing after it became clear that it was successful – reveals that so far, Trump’s strategy is working beautifully. The official New China News Agency says Kim told Chinese leader Xi Jinping: "If South Korea and the United States respond with goodwill to our efforts, and create an atmosphere of peace and stability, and take phased, synchronized measures...
  • China says North Korea pledges denuclearization during friendly visit

    03/27/2018 8:01:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2018 | Ben Blanchard, Joyce Lee
    China said on Wednesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to denuclearize the Korean peninsula during an historic meeting in Beijing with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbor. After two days of speculation, China and North Korea both confirmed on Wednesday that Kim had visited Beijing and met Xi during what China’s official Xinhua news agency called an unofficial visit from Sunday to Wednesday. The trip was Kim’s first known journey abroad since he assumed power in 2011 and is believed by analysts to serve as preparation for upcoming summits with...
  • Gov't "Fusion Centers" Spying on Patriots in all 50 States

    03/21/2018 4:20:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 52 replies
    FPM ^ | 3/20/18 | Leo Hohmann
    Brenda Arthur received an unexpected visit on March 8 that, one week later, leaves her feeling more than a little uneasy. At her door that day was an officer with the West Virginia State Police. He wanted to know about her involvement in a Freedom of Information request regarding a local mosque. Arthur, who will turn 67 this summer, is leader of the West Virginia chapter of ACT For America, whose mission is to educate Americans about the advancement of Islamic principles in Western societies. As a Jewish American, she was concerned about a major expansion of the Islamic Association...
  • Is North Korea Really Seeking Peace, Or Is The Regime Setting A Trap?

    03/07/2018 12:02:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/07/2018 | Helen Raliegh
    During a meeting with South Korea’s political delegation yesterday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly made clear his willingness for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, if military threats towards the North are cleared and the security of its government is guaranteed. Kim also told the South Korean delegation that he is willing to engage in direct talk with Washington and would halt weapons tests during any negotiations. Both the North and South Korean leaders agreed to hold a summit, the 3rd such summit since the end of the Korean War, in April this year. A hotline between the...
  • Russia Introduces Two New Nightmare Missiles: One, a nuclear-powered missile [tr]

    03/07/2018 11:33:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 5, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Russia has announced the existence two new nuclear-tipped missiles, including a previously secret nuclear-powered cruise missile. Unlike regular cruise missiles, which are powered by liquid fuel and gasoline engines, this missile would be powered by a nuclear chain reaction. Another missile, Kinzhal, is a hypersonic weapon designed to attack aircraft carriers and other well-defended targets. Last week Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly announced the existence of several new nuclear weapons systems, including the RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, the Kanyon long-range nuclear torpedo, a nuclear-powered cruise missile, and the Kinzhal hypersonic missile. Although Sarmat and Kanyon were known weapons systems,...
  • Putin shows Florida getting nuked in mock video to boast new weapons

    03/01/2018 12:06:38 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | March 1, 2018
    Russian President Vladimir Putin showed a concept video Thursday depicting nuclear warheads being released over Florida while showing off a new rocket during his annual state-of-the-nation speech, according to multiple reports. he crowd gathered for Putin’s speech to the Federal Assembly applauded Thursday as the video played, showing range of the newly unveiled Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile. Putin boasted that the ICBM is fast, with a range that’s “practically unlimited,” and the ability to overcome U.S. missile defense systems, Russian-owned news network RT reported. A brief concept video showed the missile being launched before dropping nuclear warheads over Florida.
  • China Weaponizing Isotope That Could Dramatically Worsen Nuclear War

    02/26/2018 9:51:27 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 53 replies
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    The future of nuclear warfare is becoming far more destructive. The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced last week that state-backed researchers at a facility in Lanzhou had successfully fired superheated beams of Tantalum 181. Tantalum 181 is a radioactive isotope that could be added to nuclear warheads to increase their devastating fallout. This news from a Chinese city that many Westerners have likely never heard of has sobering implications for every person alive. Adding Tantalum 181 to a warhead could theoretically produce a “salted” nuclear bomb. After causing extreme damage with the initial explosion, a salted bomb would release a...
  • I Need to Tell You the Strangest Thing Doug Casey and I Learned in Ukraine

    02/20/2018 7:03:53 PM PST · by vannrox · 35 replies
    international man ^ | Posted 21FEB18 | Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor
    This is not fiction… It’s not a conspiracy theory… It’s a plausible explanation for a mysterious event that actually happened. On the evening of May 28, 1993, an enormous blast rocked the Australian Outback. It measured 3.9 on the Richter scale and sent shock waves out hundreds of miles. Truck drivers and gold prospectors in the area saw the dark sky light up with a bright flash. I only heard about the incident last year, when Doug Casey and I met a shadowy figure with deep connections to the US government in a café in Kiev, the capital of...
  • Pentagon unveils new nuclear weapons strategy, ending Obama-era push to reduce U.S. arsenal

    02/02/2018 8:28:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    The Pentagon released a new nuclear arms policy Friday that calls for the introduction of two new types of weapons, effectively ending Obama-era efforts to reduce the size and scope of the U.S. arsenal and minimize the role of nuclear weapons in defense planning.  Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in an introductory note to the new policy — the first update to the military’s nuclear strategy since 2010 — that the changes reflect a need to “look reality in the eye” and “see the world as it is, not as we wish it to be.”  The previous administration’s policy hinged on what...
  • Putin Calls for a 'Revival' of Islamic Education in Russia

    01/26/2018 12:31:48 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 36 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Yegor Aleyev
    President Vladimir Putin has promised government backing for Islamic religious education in Russia, in a bid to stave extremism and cater to Russia’s large Muslim community. Up to 20 million Muslims make up Russia’s second-largest religious minority. Thousands of young radicalized Russians have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join jihadist fighters in recent years, making the country the largest source of foreign fighters in the war-torn region. At a meeting with Islamic religious figures on Wednesday, Russia’s president pledged “undoubted support” for a "revival of Islamic education in Russia," the state-run TASS news agency reported. “Traditional Islam is an...
  • US stealth bombers in Guam appear to be readying for a tactical nuclear strike on North Korea

    01/24/2018 11:42:58 AM PST · by FrogMom · 65 replies
    American Military News ^ | Jan 24, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    The US has been quietly amassing firepower in the Pacific during a lull in tensions with North Korea, but recent developments on an under-the-radar nuclear weapon suggest preparation for a potential tactical nuclear strike.