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N. Korea Plans Nuclear Test

North Korea said it will conduct a nuclear test, a key step in the manufacture of atomic bombs, but also said it’s committed to disarmament—suggesting that the whole thing is a bargaining ploy.
So, Iraq has suspected facilities related to weapons of mass destruction and we invade? But North Korea announces it’s building a bomb and Condi Rice shoots off a press release?

Posted on Oct 4, 2006 READ MORE


Daniel Ellsberg
From Benslade.com

Daniel Ellsberg: Time to Drive Out the Bush Regime

The man who gave the world the Pentagon Papers delivers an impassioned plea to a new generation of activists to heed the lessons of Nixon and even Hitler when taking stock of the Bush administration’s nuclear ambitions.

Posted on Sep 16, 2006 READ MORE


Right-Wing Watch: Tehran, Ho!

Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer strongly suggests that America needs to launch an aerial strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities within the next year.

  • The calculus he uses to weigh this decision is insidious—in that some of it is actually honest.

  • Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


    United Nations: U.S. Making Inflated Iranian Nuke Claims

    A United Nations committee is bitterly complaining that parts of a U.S. House report on Iran’s nuclear capabilities are “outrageous and dishonest.”
    Brain teaser: Name the last Middle Eastern country which America dubiously claimed was developing nuclear weapons, and whose name starts with the letters I-R-A…

    Posted on Sep 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Science City on Maui's Haleakala
    Peter Scheer

    Here We Go Again

    Donald Rumsfeld paid a visit to a missile defense interceptor site on Sunday, and managed limited praise for the failure-ridden program.  The Bush administration, which deployed the system before testing was complete, has plans for expansion with a new base in Europe.

    Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Nuclear city
    Illustration: Karen Spector

    Tad Daley: Watered-Down Terror

    “Liquids on a Plane” may have caught our attention, but the real terror threat is nuclear, as a newly released report makes so apocalyptically clear. An analyst with the Nobel Prize-winning outfit Physicians for Social Responsibility lays out the progressive case for staving off nuclear holocaust.

    Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Iran Denies Inspectors Access to Nuclear Facility

    Tehran’s move was apparently unprecedented in the history of the country, and the nation’s supreme religious leader declared that Iran will not give up its nuclear technology.

  • Check out Time’s Joe Klein on how America’s disastrous foreign policy has led to an emboldened Iran.

  • Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Explosive Opportunity

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    Robert Scheer: Bush Should Channel Nixon in North Korea

    Truthdig’s editor in chief argues that President Bush could defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea by coddling its attention-starved leader—similar to what Nixon did with China. “Hell, Bush might even empathize with Kim’s desire to escape from the shadow of a father from whom he inherited his crown.”

    Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Blofeld and Kim Jong-Il
    Blofeld: swapmeetdave.com; Jong-Il: dictatorofthemonth.com

    Andy Borowitz—Kim Jong-Il: I Want to Be Villain in New Bond Film

    “The question ‘What does Kim Jong-Il really want?’ was definitively answered today when the mercurial North Korean dictator offered to abandon his nuclear weapons program in exchange for the role of the villain in the new James Bond film.”

    Posted on Jul 8, 2006 READ MORE


    mushroom cloud
    From mda.mil

    America and Iran: Three Nuclear Ironies

    The United States is apparently considering the use of nuclear weapons to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. How can we contemplate nuking people who might nuke people to show that nuking people is wrong? A veteran nuclear weapons expert at Physicians for Social Responsibility unpacks the apocalyptic irony.

    Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    N. Korea Is Seen as Wanting to Grab Nuclear Spotlight From Iran

    Stephen Hadley, Bush’s national security advisor, told reporters about North Korea’s missile launch, “Obviously, it is a bit of an effort to get attention, perhaps because so much attention has been focused on the Iranians.”

  • This reminds us of a classic Andy Borowitz article a few years back that said something to the effect of “Kim Jong Il Wants to Know What It Will Take for America to Bomb His Country and Put It on the Map.” Can anyone find that link?

    Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


  • Seymour Hersh

    Sy Hersh: War Planners Have No Hard Targets in Iran

    The investigative journalist par excellence tells CNN that many higher-ups in the Pentagon have grave concerns about the White House’s military designs in Iran.

    Posted on Jul 4, 2006 READ MORE


    While the GOP Frets Over Nonexistent Flag Burning…

    A brutal dictator in North Korea threatens our country with an “annihilating strike and a nuclear war” in response to America’s rhetoric over N. Korea’s possible missile launch (which was probably a hoax anyway).

  • Keep in mind that Sen. Orrin Hatch said that passing the flag-burning amendment was “the most important thing the Senate could be doing.” Good to know the Republicans really have their eye on the ball.

    Posted on Jul 3, 2006 READ MORE


  • Sy Hersh: Military Reeling Over Bush’s Iran Plans

    The inestimable Seymour Hersh delivers another can’t-miss update on Bush & Co.‘s plans to strike Iran. Hersh points out that even more so than about Iraq, we are clueless about Iran’s capabilities, and many military planners are seething that the White House is taking Iran’s nuclear capabilites for granted.

  • Summarized version of article
  • Full-text version

  • Posted on Jul 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Iran: Incentive Package a ‘Step Forward’

    The six-nation incentive package aimed at halting Iran’s uraniam enrichment appears to have some purchase in Tehran. But don’t start celebrating. The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei again vowed that Iran would never back down on its nuclear program.
    This is also bad news for Cheney and Rumsfeld: The appearance of diplomatic progress will make a future U.S. invasion all the tougher to justify.

    Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Classic Scheer Interviews From ‘Playing President’

    In a 1980 interview between George H.W. Bush and then-L.A. Times reporter Robert Scheer, Bush revealed his belief in a winnable nuclear war—which many observers think lost him the Republican nomination to Ronald Reagan. Check out this interview and many more in Scheer’s new book “Playing President.”

    Posted on Jun 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Vanity Fair cover
    From Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: Niger Yellowcake Forgery May Have White House Ties

    Vanity Fair’s Craig Unger reports that the Italian Secret Service likely concocted the Saddam-Niger forgery to bolster Bush’s case for war. The article raises questions about the involvement of a prominent White House-connected neocon in the “black ops” campaign.

    Posted on Jun 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Wen Ho Lee
    AP

    Robert Scheer: Media Failed Its Duty in Lee Case

    Five of the largest U.S. newspapers shirked their journalistic responsibility by covering up the government’s outrageous smear campaign against Los Alamos nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee. 

    Posted on Jun 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Iran Turns Down Direct Talks Offer

    Iran has rejected an offer by America and five other world powers to extend a series of rewards in exchange for Iran’s abandonment of its nuclear program.

    Posted on Jun 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Iran and the Dixie Chicks
    Mike Luckovich

    Iran Deal: Good Faith or Another Charade?

    Even though the U.S. and five other countries have offered Iran a series of rewards for giving up its nuclear program, Bush and Cheney have given the world ample reason to be skeptical that the White House has any intention of settling this issue diplomatically. (And we’re not alone in this sentiment.)

    Posted on Jun 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Was Bush’s Offer to Iran Designed to Fail?

    That’s the provocative question posed by this N.Y. Times article. “It became obvious to Mr. Bush that he could not ... consider military strikes on Iranian nuclear sites unless he first showed a willingness to engage Iran’s leadership directly over its nuclear program and exhaust every nonmilitary option.”
    Has a decision to hit Iran already been made? Are we seeing a charade like the one before the Iraq war?

    Posted on Jun 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    AP Photo / Mehr News, Sajjad Safari

    U.S. Prepared to Join Direct Talks With Iran

    Sec. of State Rice said America will join Europe in direct talks if Iran suspends its programs to enrich uranium and reprocess spent nuclear fuel. It’s a dramatic about-face, and comes a mere three weeks after the Iranian president sent a personal letter to Bush—the first direct communication between the two countries in over 20 years.

    Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Iran Presses For Direct U.S. Talks On Nukes

    Iranian officials are furiously working diplomatic back channeles to open a dialogue with the U.S. (Apparently the Iranian’s president’s 18-page letter to Bush opened the floodgates.)
    The significance of this? For 25 years Iran has enforced a taboo against making overtures to “The Great Satan.”

    Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    AP Photo / Mehr News, Sajjad Safari

    Iranian Leader Invites Bush to Join in Theocracy

    President Ahmadinejad, in his somewhat rambling letter to Bush, encourages him to abandon democracy in favor of theocracy. (Sam Harris might observe that America wouldn’t have far to go in that respect.) The Iranian leader also criticized Bush’s use of secret CIA prisons, and mentioned the nuclear issue only indirectly.

  • N.Y. Times article on the letter
  • The translated letter in full
  • Condoleezza Rice dismisses the letter
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    Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Mr. Fish - Nuclear Ambitions

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    Randi Rhodes

    Nuclear Showdown in Nevada

    The government will detonate a massive amount of conventional explosives to figure out the math on a tactical nuclear weapon—perhaps to be used on Iran, warns Air America host Randi Rhodes.

    Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


    America’s Gas Pump

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    Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Iran Oil

    Robert Scheer: Bush’s Nutty Nuclear Braggadocio

    “A once swaggering president, who so convincingly wielded a bullhorn and modeled a flight suit, now has assumed the pretzel pose of a supplicant attempting to cajole our old enemy in Tehran into dropping its nuclear ambitions while simultaneously initiating talks with Iran aimed at bailing us out in Iraq.”

    Posted on Apr 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Rattles Nuclear Saber on Iran

    Bush tells reporters “all options are on the table” when asked if he is planning a nuclear strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. Meanwhile, Iran’s president vowed that his nation would “cut off the hand of any aggressor.”

    Posted on Apr 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Pope Benedict XVI
    From www.cjd.cc

    Pope Calls For End to Iran Crisis

    The pontiff used his first Easter message to ask for “an honorable solution” via “honest and serious negotiations.” He also affirmed Israel’s right to exist.
    Somehow we suspect those wishes won’t have much of an impact on the Holocaust-denying president of Iran.

    Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Greenpeace Founder Does Nuclear U-Turn

    The man who helped found the environmental aid organization argues that nuclear power—once his sworn enemy—is now the planet’s only hope for slowing global warming.

    Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Fool Me Once…

    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told Bush that the UK will not offer any support to strike Iran, regardless of whether there is a U.N. mandate to do so, according to The Scotsman newspaper.

    Posted on Apr 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Andy Borowitz: U.S. to Send One Troop to Iran

    The political satirist reports on Rumsfeld’s plan to punish the government of Iran for its nuclear ambitions by sending the one troop to Tehran.

    Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Poll: Most Don’t Trust Bush on Iran

    Forty-eight percent support striking Iran if it continues down its nuclear course, but a majority do not trust the president to make the “right decision,” according to an L.A. Times-Bloomberg poll.

    Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Chris Hitchens on Hardball
    From crooksandliars.com

    Powell’s Iraq Admission Reverberating

    Colin Powell’s controversial claim (made to Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer) that he never believed Iraq posed an imminent nuclear threat has renewed the debate about Powell’s culpability in the Iraq debacle. Check out Vanity Fair’s Chris Hitchens and Newsweek’s Evan Thomas discussing the issue on “Hardball” or read Jane Hamsher’s take at Firedoglake.

    Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Iran Joins the Nuclear Club, Moves Toward Large-Scale Enrichment

    Tehran successfully enriched uranium for the first time on Tuesday, and signaled its intention to expand the program rapidly.

    Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Robert Scheer: Now Powell Tells Us

    Colin Powell told me that he and his department’s top experts never believed that Iraq posed an imminent nuclear threat, but that the president followed the misleading advice of Vice President Dick Cheney and the CIA in making the claim.

    Posted on Apr 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Revving Up for Airstrikes on Iran?

    Contrary to the official “diplomatic solution” line, Seymour Hersh reports that Washington is stepping up plans for a possible airstrike on Iran. According to Reuters, Hersh’s story in the April 17 issue of The New Yorker reports that a former senior defense official said the planning was, in Hersh’s words, “based on the belief that a bombing campaign against Iran would humiliate the leadership and lead the Iranian public to overthrow it.”  The ex-official reportedly added that he was shocked to hear the strategy.

    Posted on Apr 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Scott Ritter Argues That Iran Poses No Real Threat

    Former intelligence officer and United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter cuts through a recent L.A. Times story which claimed that “Iran could manufacture enough highly enriched uranium to build a bomb within three years.” He provides a rather technical, but extremely convincing, argument for why it is unlikely that Iran could pose a nuclear threat anytime soon. (video: h/t Crooks and Liars)

    Posted on Apr 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Iran Flag
    Karen Spector

    Nuke Expert: Some U.S. Officials Set on Hitting Iran

    A growing number of high level American officials have already decided they want to attack Iran, according to one of the world’s leading nuclear proliferations experts.

    Posted on Apr 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Was Warned Repeatedly on Aluminum Tubes

    Karl Rove kept the public from knowing before the 2004 election that Bush had been apprised “directly and repeatedly” that Saddam’s infamous aluminum tubes might have been for conventional—not nuclear—weapons.

    Posted on Mar 30, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Envoy: Iran Supporting Iraq Insurgents

    The pretense has been shattered. The U.S. is explicitly accusing Iran of supplying money and training to anti-U.S. fighters in Iraq.

    Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Iran Agrees to Talks With U.S.

    An Iranian security official announced today that Iran has accepted our request to engage in a discussion of Iraq’s political future. It seems that the White House has turned, hat in hand,  to its latest “boogeyman” to save our bacon in Iraq.

  • See Juan Cole’s “Fishing for a Pretext to Squeeze Iran”

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Condeleezza Rice
    From pravda.ru

    The Making of the Boogeyman, 2006

    As part of Bush & Co.‘s campaign to turn Iran into the next imminent threat, Condoleezza Rice calls Tehran a “central banker for terrorism.”
    So, just to get this straight: Iran is the new Iraq, which was the new Afghanistan, which was the new Russia?

    Posted on Mar 16, 2006 READ MORE


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    Karen Spector

    Fishing for a Pretext to Squeeze Iran

    Truthdig’s Middle Eastern affairs expert argues that the Iranian nuclear issue “has not reached the point of crisis, and therefore other motivations must be sought for the Bush administration’s breathless rhetoric.”
    UPDATE: Cole says that Bush’s recent linking of Iran to Iraqi roadside bombs is “wholly implausible.”

    Posted on Mar 13, 2006 READ MORE


    It’s Enough to Give Evildoers a Bad Name

    Andy takes a satirical look into the Axis of Evil and finds that its leaders occasionally enjoy a good round of trash-talking.

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    Iran Threatens U.S. With ‘Harm and Pain’

    Tehran ratchets up the war of words with the U.S. over American-led action to bring Iran before the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions against its nuclear program.
    We’re being threatened by the country Bush didn’t invade and whose surrogates we put in power in Iraq.

    Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Nuke State Charmer

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    U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Raises Fears

    Bush’s historic deal with India will shield some Indian nuclear plants from international inspections. A proliferation expert tells the N.Y. Times that this will allow India to “amass as many nuclear weapons as it wants. This is Santa Claus negotiating.”

    Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


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