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Mr. Fish: Welcome to the Club

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Posted on Feb 23, 2007 READ MORE    


Missile
wikipedia.org

Pact Seeks to Ease Risk of Accidental Nuclear War in S. Asia

India and Pakistan have agreed to a deal meant to limit the possibility of inadvertent nuclear war. The two nuclear states have gone to war several times and frequently rattle sabers at each other.

Posted on Feb 21, 2007 READ MORE


Ahmadinejad Demands ‘Equal Conditions’ for Talks

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that his nation is willing to shut down its nuclear enrichment program in order to hold talks, but first the West must do likewise: “We say how is it that your [nuclear fuel] production facilities work 24 hours a day, but you feel threatened by our newly established complex and we need to shut it down for talks?”

Posted on Feb 20, 2007 READ MORE


B2 Bomber
starbulletin.com

A Horrific Plan for Attacking Iran

U.S. Central Command has developed a plan for airstrikes against Iran that includes hitting not just nuclear facilities but most military targets throughout the country. According to the BBC, either confirmation that Iran is building a nuclear weapon or evidence linking Tehran to a high-casualty attack inside Iraq could set the plan in motion.

Posted on Feb 19, 2007 READ MORE


North Korea Deal a ‘Template’ for Iran

The Bush administration hopes its deal with North Korea will serve as a “template” for Iran, but convincing Tehran to abandon its nuclear program won’t be a walk in the park. Unlike North Korea, Iran has no use for energy aid and has managed to outmaneuver the U.S. in several regional conflicts.

Posted on Feb 13, 2007 READ MORE


Sawyer and Ahmadinejad
ABC News

Ahmadinejad Says Iran is ‘Ready to Cooperate’

During a contentious interview with Diane Sawyer, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that his country is “ready to cooperate” with regard to its nuclear program “within the framework of regulations.” He also called the Holocaust an “excuse” for the occupation of Palestinian land.

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North Korea Agrees to Disarmament Deal

North Korea has agreed to shut down its main nuclear reactor within 60 days in exchange for either energy or economic aid. The U.S. has also promised to drop North Korea from a list of terrorist states and normalize relations.

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Deal on North Korea Nuclear Disarmament Is Near

The U.S. envoy to the six-party North Korea talks says all parties have reached tentative agreement on a deal, which would, according to previous reports, provide North Korea with energy assistance in exchange for an end to its nuclear program. A final text of the proposal has been distributed for review, and the delegates will meet again Tuesday to consider approving the agreement.

Posted on Feb 12, 2007 READ MORE


Vladimir Puitn
from news.bbc.co.uk

Putin Attacks U.S.

The Russian president, normally a close ally of President Bush, used a security summit this week to lash out at American foreign policy, calling the U.S. “very dangerous.” Vladimir Putin added that the United States has “overstepped its borders” and is “nourishing” a nuclear arms race.

Posted on Feb 10, 2007 READ MORE


‘Progress Made’ in North Korea Talks

Diplomats at six-party talks were cautiously optimistic that North Korea will take initial steps toward disarmament.

Posted on Feb 8, 2007 READ MORE


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
chinadaily.com

Iran Warns U.S.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Thursday that Iran would respond to an attack by striking against U.S. interests around the world. Iran’s supreme leader noted that President Bush is seen as reckless, but suggested “it is possible to bring this kind of person to wisdom.” That’s easy for him to say; we’ve been trying for a long time without any luck.

Posted on Feb 8, 2007 READ MORE



No iPods for North Korea

In response to North Korea’s nuclear test last year, the U.S. has banned the export of luxury goods including iPods, jet skis and cognac. That’ll teach ‘em.

Posted on Jan 26, 2007 READ MORE


Iran Leader Scoffs at Sanctions

A defiant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that U.N. sanctions would have no effect on his nation’s nuclear policy or economy: “The [U.N.] resolution was born dead and even if they issue 10 more of such resolutions it will not affect Iran’s economy and policies.”

Posted on Jan 21, 2007 READ MORE


Dick Cheney
jabtv.com

Cheney Rejected Iran Concessions

Four years ago, Iran offered to end its support of Hezbollah and Hamas, help to stabilize Iraq and make its nuclear program more transparent, according to a top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell. But Vice President Dick Cheney nixed the deal, because of his “We don’t talk to evil” mentality, the aide said.

Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT
chasingmidnight.com

Doomsday Clock Nears Midnight

On Wednesday the “doomsday clock” ticked two minutes closer to midnight as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists assessed threats from nuclear proliferation and global warming. Meant to signify humanity’s proximity to a major global catastrophe, the clock is currently set to 11:55 p.m.

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 READ MORE


If at First You Don’t Succeed ...

The U.S. and North Korea may meet for a second and possibly even a third round of talks following a surprise meeting. The White House had steadfastly refused to give in to Pyongyang’s desire for direct discussions outside of the six-party talks, but the recent rendezvous between the two countries suggests there may be more flexibility in Washington these days.

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 READ MORE


mushroom cloud
nationalgeographic.com

Israel Considers Nuking Iran

The Sunday Times has learned that Israel is considering the use of tactical nuclear weapons in order to eliminate Iran’s nuclear program. According to Israeli military sources, the plan would be implemented only if the United States refused to act militarily or analysts decided a conventional attack would be unsuccessful. (h/t: Largest Minority)

Posted on Jan 7, 2007 READ MORE


Pat Robertson
waynebesen.com

God to Robertson: ‘Say Something Crazy’

Pat Robertson is at it again, this time claiming God told him that a major terrorist attack in 2007—possibly nuclear—would result in “mass killing.” The preacher on Tuesday demanded partial credit for predicting a possible tsunami last year, citing spring rains that drenched New England, so don’t rush to judge this latest communique.

Posted on Jan 3, 2007 READ MORE


Mushroom cloud
rottentomatoes.com

Japan Considers Building Nukes

The Japanese daily Sankei says it has obtained an internal government report outlining the requirements for building a nuclear weapon. The Japanese government denies that it intends to build such a device. However, public pressure has mounted following North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests.

Posted on Dec 25, 2006 READ MORE


Natanz
news.bbc.co.uk

Iran Unfazed by Sanctions

Iran responded defiantly Sunday to U.N. Security Council sanctions by announcing it would press ahead with nuclear enrichment. “Previously we said repeatedly that if the Westerners wanted to exploit the UN Security Council it will not only have no influence but make us more determined to pursue our nuclear goals even faster,” said Iran’s top nuclear negotiator.

Posted on Dec 24, 2006 READ MORE


Christopher Hill
news.bbc.co.uk

North Korea and U.S. Hold Bilateral Meeting

North Korean and U.S. envoys met for a rare bilateral discussion on Monday in a sidebar to the six-party talks. Both sides stuck to their guns, with the U.S. saying its patience was running out, and North Korea maintaining it would not end its nuclear program until both American and U.N. sanctions are dropped.

Posted on Dec 19, 2006 READ MORE


Bush and Singh
npr.org

Bush OKs Nuke Deal With India

At a time when the U.S. is desperate to contain nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran, President Bush has signed off on legislation that allows for nuclear trade with India, a nation that refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The deal squares with this administration’s nuclear policy, which has been at its best inconsistent and at its worst catastrophically negligent.

Posted on Dec 18, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Russian Nukes, the Meaning of Christmas and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on nuclear negligence, Kucinich’s candidacy, the Christmas blues and more.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 READ MORE


Videocast: Robert Scheer on Russian Nukes, the Meaning of Christmas and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on nuclear negligence, Kucinich’s candidacy, his personal relationship with Christmas and more.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 READ MORE


Russian Missile Silo

The Nightmare Scenario

A former arms control expert in the Soviet Union argues that Bush, in his obsession with North Korea and Iran’s relatively minuscule nuclear threat, has effectively ignored the much more perilous threat of Russia’s 10,000-strong nuclear arsenal.

Posted on Dec 11, 2006 READ MORE


Tony Blair
politics.co.uk

Blair Moves to Update Nukes

Tony Blair intends to modernize Britain’s nuclear arsenal, including the U.S.-made missiles and nuclear-powered submarines that deliver them.  But the prime minister will have to survive the misgivings of his own party, with critics questioning the utility of nuclear weapons against suicide bombers.

Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


satellite image
cns.miis.edu

From the People Who Brought You the Iraq War

Analysts are abuzz over a potential U.S. airstrike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.  Although the certainty of such an attack has grown hazier with a new Congress and a new defense secretary, a number of Bush loyalists have already indicated their desire to deal militarily with Iran’s nuclear program.

Posted on Nov 25, 2006 READ MORE


Hersh: CIA Has No Firm Evidence of Iran Nuke Drive

The CIA has found no hard evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, The New Yorker’s Sy Hersh reports.

  • Also, Hersh reports that Cheney has vowed to circumvent Congress and pursue military options against Tehran.

  • Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Seymour Hersh

    Hersh: White House ‘Stovepiping’ Iran Intelligence

    Seymour Hersh says the White House is channeling intelligence related to Iran’s nuclear program, a la Iraq, preventing the CIA from scrutinizing “evidence” attributed to a secret Israeli source inside Iran.  According to Hersh, the CIA maintains Iran has “no secret program of significant bomb making.”

    Posted on Nov 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Mr. Fish - Ahmadinejad’s Secret Signs

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    Posted on Nov 15, 2006 READ MORE    


    Delorean
    kollectablekaos.com.au

    Hey, Iran, What’s All the Plutonium For?

    International inspectors have found unexplained plutonium and highly enriched uranium traces in an Iranian nuclear waste facility and have asked Tehran for an explanation.

  • We’re guessing that Ahmadinejad isn’t trying to power a time machine, like the one from “Back to the Future” (above).

  • Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


    N. Korea Agrees to Return to Nuclear Talks

    A stunner in this: “Pyongyang had refused to return to the talks until the United States separately negotiated an end to a crackdown on North Korea’s counterfeiting of U.S. currency. But that demand disappeared today…” -WashPo

    Posted on Oct 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Putin and Kim
    ticketsofrussia.com

    Putin Urges ‘Goodwill’ Toward North Korea

    During a nationally broadcast town hall-style address, Russian President Vladimir Putin pitched a more open stance in dealing with North Korea: “You must never push one of the participants in talks into a corner.”

    Posted on Oct 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Mohamed ElBaradei
    From br.i1.yimg.com

    Truthdigger of the Week: Mohamed ElBaradei

    Truthdig salutes Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the U.N.‘s nuclear agency, who warned the world that up to 30 more countries could soon possess the technology necessary to produce nuclear weapons.

    Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Rpbert Scheer

    Truthdig Podcast: Robert Scheer on Iraq After America and More

    This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer looks at Elbaradei’s nuclear prophecy, Iraq after US withdrawal and Stan Goff’s “Reflecting on Rumsfeld.”

    Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Videocast: Robert Scheer on nukes, Iraq after America, and Rumsfeld

    This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer looks at Elbaradei’s nuclear prophecy, Iraq after withdrawal and Stan Goff’s “Reflecting on Rumsfeld.”

    Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Riding the Nuke
    From robokopp.de

    Hypocritical U.S. Nuke Plan Advances

    At the same time America is lecturing N. Korea and Iran about abandoning their nuclear weapons programs, the U.S. is pressing ahead with plans to build a new stockpile of 2,200 deployed nuclear weapons.

    Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


    The End of the World as We Know it

    Mohamed El Baradei cautioned on Monday that as many as 30 nations could rapidly develop nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency chief warned that countries are “hedging their bets” by developing peaceful nuclear programs that could provide the necessary technology and material for weaponization.

    Posted on Oct 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Andy Borowitz: Mel Gibson Acquires Nuclear Weapon

    The satirist reports on an addition to the nuclear club far more dangerous than North Korea.

    Posted on Oct 16, 2006 READ MORE


    U.N. Security Council
    un.int

    It’s Official: North Korea Sanctions

    The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions against North Korea in light of its recent nuclear test.  Though financial and military aid is restricted, the sanctions do not allow for military action, and skeptics question how effectively the rules will be enforced.

    Posted on Oct 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Videocast: Robert Scheer on North Korea, Iran and More

    In the latest installment of the Truthdig Podcast, Robert Scheer offers his take on North Korea’s nuclear test, negotiations with Iran, a possible victory for the Dems and much more.

    Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush and Clinton
    Left: forbes.com/Right: time.blogs.com

    Bush Blames Clinton Again

    George W. Bush, retreating to familiar ground, has blamed the Clinton administration for North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.  But the official who brokered the Clinton-era deal with North Korea called the idea “ludicrous,” and defended his efforts.

    Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: Bush Bluster Fails to Halt Nuke Threat

    America’s invasion of Iraq has made predictable impressions on Iran and North Korea: Only military power, underscored by the actual possession of nuclear weapons, can guarantee survival against a superpower bent on regime change.

    Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


    North Korea Threatens Another Explosion

    North Korea’s No. 2 leader, Kim Yong-nam, threatened a second nuclear test if the U.S. refuses to back down: “If the United States continues to take a hostile attitude and apply pressure on us in various forms, we will have no choice but to take physical steps to deal with that.”

    Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Kim Jong Il
    Mike Luckovich

    Robert Scheer: Dear Leader Brings It On

    Right-wingers want to blame Bill Clinton for North Korea’s nuclear provocation, but it was the wannabe cowboy in the Oval Office who goaded the Hermit Kingdom’s leader into a Cold War-style bout of nuclear brinkmanship.

  • UPDATE: Jimmy Carter,  former emissary to N. Korea, calls for resumption of negotiations with Pyongyang
  • McCain rips Clinton’s N. Korea policy (read or watch)

  • Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Kim Jong Il
    xanga.com

    Atomic Test Highlights Bush Failure

    North Korea’s evident test of a nuclear device speaks to a failure of diplomacy long in the making, but Democrats have justifiably laid much of the blame on Bush, whose Iraq fixation and disinterest in nonproliferation have proved disastrous.

    Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart

    ‘Daily Show’ on CNN’s Hysteria

    Jon Stewart took CNN to task on Monday over the frenzied tone of its North Korea nuclear test coverage.  With little to offer in the way of fact and 24 hours of programming to fill, the news network turned instead to conjecture and doomsday prophecy, prompting this observation from Stewart: “CNN:  It’s 99.9 percent what they don’t know.”

    Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Iran's nuclear missile
    AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

    Chris Hedges: Bush’s Nuclear Apocalypse

    The former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and author of the bestseller “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” reports on Bush’s plan for Iran, and how a callous war, conceived by zealots, will lead to a disaster of biblical proportions.

    Posted on Oct 9, 2006 READ MORE


    N. Korea Reports Nuclear Test

    North Korea claimed it successfully tested a nuclear weapon last night, fulfilling a promise made last week.  Pyongyang had planned the underground test in response to what it called “U.S. hostility.”

  • Text of North Korea’s announcement

  • Posted on Oct 8, 2006 READ MORE


    That Must Be Some Tasty Fish

    The South Korean military fired warning shots at North Korean soldiers who may or may not have been attempting to fish at a stream in the demilitarized zone.  The incident illustrates a rise in tensions between the two nations as North Korea prepares to conduct its first test of an atomic weapon.

    Posted on Oct 7, 2006 READ MORE


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