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NUCLEAR THREAT GROWS? N Korea says it successfully tests long-range rocket engine

SEOUL, South Korea –  North Korea said Saturday it has successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic rocket engine that will give it the ability to stage nuclear strikes on the United States. The engine’s ground test, if true, would be a big step forward for the North’s nuclear weapons program, which saw its fourth atomic test earlier

New Mexico says 57 nuke containers could be threat “NUCLEAR WASTE MISSING”?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — The New Mexico Environment Department says Los Alamos National Laboratory packed 57 containers of nuclear waste with a type of kitty litter thought to have caused a radiation leak at the federal government’s troubled repository. Department Secretary Ryan Flynn on Monday gave the lab two days to submit a plan for fixing

Wild Fires – URGENT! FIRE NEARS A NUCLEAR PLANT IN SAN DIEGO

 An out-of-control brush fire at Camp Pendleton was creeping closer to the San Onofre nuclear power plant, prompting evacuations. Southern California Edison said in a tweet that “about a dozen non-essential employees evacuated” from the plant because of the fire. The plant is located off Interstate 5 at the Orange-San Diego county line north of

Iranian commander – Iran to hold major air defense drill??

Iranian commander says drill to include both the army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; it follows a series of large-scale military simulations such as the ‘Great Prophet 7’ missile exercises which took place in July.   Iran will hold a large-scale military drill involving all its air defense systems next month, an Iranian commander

Iran Nuclear Program: Israel Pressured Not To Strike Iran Alone

    JERUSALEM, (Reuters) – Israel is facing growing international pressure not to attack Iran unilaterally, with the United States in particular making clear its firm opposition to any such strike. Recent rhetoric by Israeli leaders that time is running out to halt Iran’s contested nuclear programme has raised concern that military action might be

Iran to hold major air defense drill: commander

Iran will hold a large-scale military drill involving all its air defense systems next month, an Iranian commander was quoted as saying on Saturday, one of a number of military simulations it has carried out this year. The air defense drill will include fighter jets and simulate emergency situations, said Farzad Esmaili, commander of the

China could penetrate US with new huge missile

It might be time to sweep the cobwebs out of that old nuclear bunker at the bottom of the garden after reports in state-run Chinese media confirmed that the People’s Liberation Army is actively developing an intercontinental missile capable of penetrating US defences. News first emerged of the planned ‘super missile’ from defence industry bible

Who Made the Case for Iran Attack? Obama

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In his column at the Daily Beast today on the prospect of hostilities with Iran, Peter Beinart assumes his usual role: defender of Barack Obama against Israel and its supporters. In this case, it’s the chutzpah of Israel’s government to demand that the administration issue some clear red lines about how long it will wait

Ayatollah: We will burn Tel Aviv 'into ashes'

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‘The shout of ‘Death to Israel‘ was loud and clear among the people’   If Israel attacks Iran’s nuclear facilities, Tel Aviv – Israel’s second-most-populated city – will burn to ashes, senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami warned yesterday. The threat was the latest in a series of verbal assaults that began last week when

Dempsey: Israel, US differ on seriousness of Iran

  Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff US, Israel “clocks ticking at different paces” on Iran‘s nuclear threat. Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said on Sunday that Israel and the United States view the Iranian nuclear threat differently.Speaking to reporters on his arrival to Afghanistan, Dempsey said that

Oil rises above $114 on tight North Sea supply

Brent crude oil rose to around $114 per barrel on Monday, supported by tight North Sea supplies ahead of the closure of a key UK oilfield for maintenance and on expectations of more demand before the northern hemisphere winter. Britain’s largest oilfield, Buzzard, which is the single biggest contributor to the Forties crude oil stream

When Israel strikes Iran in October

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    Israel is in a political and security quandary. Officials are convinced it’s only a matter of time before Iran uses its nuclear capability against the Jewish state, living up to the dire threats its leaders have been making for years now.   But Israeli leaders also fear they will lose the window of