(MotherJones) – Former UN Ambassador John Bolton believes the security of the United States is at dire risk under the Obama administration. And before a gathering of conservatives in Washington on Thursday morning, he suggested, as something of a joke, that President Barack Obama might learn a needed lesson if Chicago were destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
Appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the nation’s largest annual conference of conservative activists, Bolton, one of the hardest hardliners of the George W. Bush administration, spoke at length about Obama’s naiveté and how various nations – Russia, North Korea, Iran – will be exploiting the new president. The most dramatic moment of his speech may have been when he cracked a joke about the nuking of Obama’s hometown.
“The fact is on foreign policy I don’t think President Obama thinks it’s a priority,” said Bolton. “He said during the campaign he thought Iran was a tiny threat. Tiny, tiny depending on how many nuclear weapons they are ultimately able to deliver on target. Its, uh, its tiny compared to the Soviet Union, but is the loss of one American city” – here Bolton changes his tone subtly to prepare for the joke – “pick one at random – Chicago – is that a tiny threat?”
Bolton wasn’t the only one who thought this was funny. The room erupted in laughter and applause. Continue reading →
(SFGate) – Officials say BP spill now hitting all Gulf states
Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill found on a Texas beach were the first evidence that gushing crude from the Deepwater Horizon well has reached all the Gulf states. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Military Patrols Beach in Panama City
In the middle of June it was reported that BP hired private security contractor to keep the media away from sites the transnational corporation claims it is cleaning. “BP, in a move destined to go down as one of the bestest public relations moves ever, has apparently hired a private security company to help to keep pesky reporters from covering the unfolding catastrophe on the beaches of the Gulf Coast,” Adam Rawnsley writes for Wired. Video Link Here
(PaulWatson) – Despite Rumors, Officials Insist No Gulf Evacuation Planned
Emergency managers say evacuation story “dreamed up” by Internet bloggers Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: Report – Gulf swimmers complain of illness – Video Link Here
(StanDeyo) – “Truth And Consequences”
A Review Of The Gulf Oil Eruption, And What The Future Holds That You Are Not Being Told. Read More Here
REPOST – (Reuters) – Special Report: Should BP nuke its leaking well?
“A nuclear explosion over the leak,” he says nonchalantly puffing a cigarette as he sits in a conference room at the Institute of Strategic Stability, where he is a director. “I don’t know what BP is waiting for, they are wasting their time. Only about 10 kilotons of nuclear explosion capacity and the problem is solved.” Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Millions of birds set to fly into Gulf oil mess
‘They won’t be safe on their fall passage,’ says Audubon official Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Video: Oil found in Gulf crabs raises new food chain fears
University scientists have spotted the first indications oil is entering the Gulf seafood chain — in crab larvae — and one expert warns the effect on fisheries could last “years, probably not a matter of months” and affect many species. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Gulf spill ‘bigger and uglier than we had hoped’
Some experts say troubled ecosystems are now being pushed to the brink Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Video: Independent scientist takes flight over Gulf – ppl swimming in waters covered w/ sheen
(DJDispatches) – Fending For Themselves: Devastating Social and Environmental Impacts of BP Oil Spill – Dahr Jamail – Read More Here
(Telegraph) – BP admits failing to use industry risk test at any of its deepwater wells in the US
BP was facing fresh criticism over its approach to safety on Saturday night after critics said it did not use an industry standard process to asses risk ahead of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Read More Here
(Crooks&Liars) – It’s BP’s Toxic World, We Just Live In It. Huge Toxic Release In Texas Occurred Just Before Gulf Explosion
Astounding. Really, I knew it would take a while to get actual regulators back in the regulatory agencies after BushCo, but isn’t this something someone should have known about — and notified the public? Read More Here
(MSNBC) – From .com to .gov for oil spill response website
The Department of Homeland Security wants a one-stop shop for information that is completely overseen by the government as it settles into the long-haul of dealing with the response to the disaster. The U.S. Coast Guard falls under Homeland Security’s authority. Read More Here
(Colonel6) – Breaking: Obama shuts down 33% of the country’s oil refining capacity
While Obama was unsuccessful at putting a moratorium on oil drilling, he was able to accomplish the same thing by putting a stranglehold on oil refining which accomplishes the same thing. With 1/3rd of the country’s oil refining gone what do you think this will do to the economy? This was the inherent threat that Obama had presented for months. Either give him Cap and Trade or we will shut everything down through the EPA. Read More Here
Thank God the Governor of Louisiana refused to be intimidated by the Coast Guard.
Sixteen barges were stationary for 24 hours. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that was working until the Coast Guard shut the operation down because they couldn’t confirm there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board.
A Coast Guard representative told ABC News today that it shares the same goal as the governor.
But the coast guard, the media, BP and Obama don’t seem to be aware of the caliber of disaster affecting the Gulf Coast and the nation since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20.
The BP Oil spill has the makings of a perfect storm because one can visibly see the cracks in the ocean floor when reviewing tapes of the live BP feeds. In the tape dated 6/13/2010 you can see oil spewing up from visible fissions.
The pressure at the base of the wellhead deep under the ocean floor is approx. 100,000 PSI. There is no known device to cap a well with such a high PSI pressure. To further complicate things geologists using a GPS and Depth finder system have discovered a large gas bubble 15-20 miles across and tens of feet high under the ocean floor.
A bubble of this magnitude if able to escape from under the ocean floor through a crack would cause a gas explosion that can only be described as Mt. St. Helen’s under water.
The explosion would take place 50 miles off the Louisiana Coast, instantly releasing a toxic cloud that the winds would carry to the shorelines. This explosion would also create what is called a Cavitations’, sinking any ships, oil structures virtually anything floating atop the water instantly within at least a 10 mile radius, and thus could create a Tsunami which would travel towards the coast of Florida at a speed of 400-600 miles per hour. This has the potential of putting the state of Florida under water. Gulf Coast Disaster, Is it The Perfect Storm?
This is really the bottom line. We have an event in the Gulf which has now stretched on for more than 5 weeks which is emptying toxins into the ocean and the atmosphere at a cataclysmic rate. In looking at the problem I am trying to anticipate its likely effects and consequences.
Looking at the Gulf Oil catastrophe how does that affect the planetary system? Our oceans have been called the cradle of life and much of life on earth remains dependent on those oceans. If you disrupt the ocean system you disrupt, indirectly, life everywhere. The gushers have not yet been stoppered and there is currently no realistic prospect that they will be anytime soon. Read More Here
(DemocracyNow) – Video: Renowned Marine Biologist Carl Safina on the BP Oil Spill’s Ecological Impact on the Gulf Coast and Worldwide
As we continue our discussion on the BP oil spill, we turn to its long-term ecological impact. Carl Safina, the founding president of Blue Ocean Institute, warns the ecological fallout from the spill may be felt across much of the world. Video Link Here
(Muckety) – BP collects billions in U.S. government contracts – Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – BP Commands Government to Strangle Off Media Coverage of Oil Gusher
On Saturday, the Associated Press reported that the government is strangling off access to areas of the Gulf of Mexico impacted by what is now admitted to be the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
“The Associated Press, CBS and others have reported coverage problems because of the restrictions, which officials say are needed to protect wildlife and ensure safe air traffic,” the AP reported. “A CBS news story said one of its reporting teams was threatened with arrest by the Coast Guard and turned back from an oiled beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River.” Officials said the denial of access was under “BP rules.” Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – BP top kill method fails as cleanup workers are hospitalized from vapors
BP officials have announced today that the “top kill” effort to stop the Gulf oil leak has failed. Unanticipated problems doomed the project, which involved trying to pump tens of thousands of gallons of mud, shredded rubber tires and other “junk” into the hole to try to halt the outflow of oil. Read More Here
(EnviroWonk) – 10 Largest Oil Spills (The Valdez Doesn’t Make the List)
The Exxon Valdez, the tanker responsible for the worst oil spill in American history, has come back into the news this week, as the Supreme Court finally decides the price that Exxon will pay for ruining the fishing industry in Alaska. But it will likely surprise you to know that the Valdez spill was actually only the 34th largest oil spill in history. Read More Here
(IPSNews) – More Deepwater Disasters on the Horizon?
Despite a federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling, new permits and controversial environmental waivers for oil rigs continue to be granted, sparking criticism from policymakers and environmentalists. Read More Here
(WSWS) – More revelations point to criminality of BP, Transocean
New revelations continue to emerge demonstrating the criminal negligence of BP and rig owner and operator Transocean in the lead-up to the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon. Read More Here
(Reuters) – BP fails to plug oil well with ‘top kill’
BP Plc (BP.L) said on Saturday the complex “top kill” maneuver to plug its Gulf of Mexico oil well has failed, crushing hopes for a quick end to the largest oil spill in U.S. history already in its 40th day. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Energy expert: Nuking oil leak ‘only thing we can do’
As the latest effort to plug the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico meets with failure, the idea of nuking the immediate area to seal the oil underground is gaining steam among some energy experts and researchers. Read More Here
(OpEdNews) – This is a horror story which will become so much worse, it will become the dominant news story for the forseeable future. It includes Haliburton, the release of unprecedented geologic forces and a potential world wide catastrophe, not only ecologically, but much more, especially if the river of oil spewing from the deepwater, hyperpressurized sea-floor opening reaches the gulf stream, which will quickly spread it all the way up the
east coast and beyond, possibly even to Europe. Read More Here
(KabulPress) – American military creating an environmental disaster in Afghan countryside (Part 1 of 3)
The American military presence in Afghanistan consists of fleets of aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, weapons, equipment, troops and facilities. Since 2001, they have generated millions of kilograms of hazardous, toxic and radioactive wastes. The Kabul Press asks the simple question: “What have the Americans done with all that waste?”Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – If Abdulmutallab Trained With Al-Qaeda, Why Did The U.S. Government Let Him On A Plane?
Fuming with the evisceration of the ludicrous official story behind the Detroit plane bomber incident, the dubious Pentagon front IntelCenter has released a video tape which allegedly shows Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab training with “Al-Qaeda” in Yemen. Unfortunately, the tape still fails to explain why the U.S. government intentionally let a known terror suspect board a commercial airliner. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Iran slams silence on US nuke threat
Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has condemned international human rights groups for remaining tight-lipped on the recent nuclear threat made by the US against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – A US-Sponsored Terror Network: Death Squads in Afghanistan
It should no longer be a matter of dispute that US Special Forces in Afghanistan are responsible for an increasing number of murders, whether part of targeted extra-judicial killings or the result of bad intelligence. From the attack on a bridal shower in Gardez on February 12, 2010 that killed numerous civilians, including two pregnant women, to the growing list of executions of insurgents in the Kandahar area, Special Forces have become the US military version of death squads. Read More Here
(Dawn) – Over 700 killed in 44 drone strikes in 2009
PESHAWAR: Of the 44 predator strikes carried out by US drones in the tribal areas of Pakistan over the past 12 months, only five were able to hit their actual targets, killing five key Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders, but at the cost of over 700 innocent civilians. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Underwear Patsy Appears in al-Qaeda Video
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the bedazzled underwear non-bomber, has debuted in an al-Qaeda video. The cartoonish video of black-clad Muslims running around in the desert firing Kalashnikovs is intended to underscore Abdulmutallab’s assertion — according to the FBI — that “others like me” are ready to wage holy war against the United States. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Iran’s elite force expanding influence in Venezuela, claims Pentagon
Hugo Chávez dismisses as a ‘disgrace’ the US report claiming Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is making inroads into Latin America Read More Here
(MailOnline) – Obama to soften nuclear strike policy… except for Iran and North Korea Read More Here
(CNN) – Video: New video shows a 2007 attack by a U.S. Apache helicopter the killed two journalists. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer explains. View Video Here
Video: Analysis of Apache Gunship killing Iraqis Ploughing a field – View Video Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – The United States Takes the Matter of Three-headed Babies Very Seriously
When did it begin, all this “We take your [call/problem/question] very seriously”? With answering-machine hell? As you wait endlessly, the company or government agency assures you that they take seriously whatever reason you’re calling. What a kind and thoughtful world we live in.
The BBC reported last month that doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the United States during its fierce onslaughts of 2004 and subsequently, which left much of the city in ruins. “It was like an earthquake,” a local engineer who was running for a national assembly seat told the Washington Post in 2005. “After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was Fallujah.” Now, the level of heart defects among newborn babies is said to be 13 times higher than in Europe. Read More Here
(VJMovement) – Video: Balkans – Depleted Uranium in NATO Bombs Remains Deadly – Video Link Here
(BelfastTelegraph) – Pakistan Is In Pieces – Robert Fisk
American drones overhead, Taliban troops on the offensive, and the horrifying rise of child kidnapping – Pakistan is in pieces, writes Robert Fisk, in a devastating portrait of a country thwarted by violence and corruption Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Iraq Slaughter Not An Aberration – Glenn Greenwald Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Video: This Is Why They Hate Us
Another beating snuff video shames coalition of the killing, You Tube censors it View Video Here
(AaronDykes&AlexJones) – Video: Wikileak’d video shows U.S. troops firing on Reuters reporters and Iraqi children
Pentagon cover-up expands to demonize whistleblower for leak – View Video Here
(PressTV) – Obama excludes Iran in ban on US nuke strikes
US President Barack Obama plans to release a review of the US nuclear arms strategy that purportedly restricts the use of its nuclear arms against most non-atomic states except Iran and North Korea. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – Iraq Bombings Raise Fears of Resurgent Violence
Deadly blasts shook Baghdad for the second time in three days on Tuesday, deepening fears that Iraq was teetering on the edge of a new outbreak of insurgent and sectarian violence, officials said. Read More Here
(BBC) – Karzai defends Afghanistan US election fraud claim
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has defended an extraordinary outburst he made against the West about fraud in his country’s presidential election. Read More Here
(TruthDig) – As any student of foreign and national security policy well knows, the devil is in the details. Back in April 2009, in a speech delivered in Prague, the Czech Republic, President Barack Obama articulated his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. Since that time, however, the Obama administration has offered very little of substance to push this vision forward. When one looks past the grand statements of the president for policy implementation that supports the rhetoric, one is left empty-handed. No movement on ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). No extension of a Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia (START). No freeze on the development of a new generation of American nuclear weapons. Without progress in these areas, any prospects of a new approach to global nuclear nonproliferation emerging from the May 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference are virtually zero. Continue reading →
(WorldNetDaily) – Agents for Britain’s MI6 Secret Intelligence Service say they are “certain” al-Qaida is poised to try and grab some of the 80 nuclear weapons that Pakistan possesses, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Continue reading →
(NYTimes) – Last September, when Iran’s uranium enrichment plant buried inside a mountain near the holy city of Qum was revealed, the episode cast light on a wider pattern: Over the past decade, Iran has quietly hidden an increasingly large part of its atomic complex in networks of tunnels and bunkers across the country. Read More Here
(PressTV) – IRGC prepares for major drill amid war speculations
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has announced plans to hold a major defense exercise in the Strait of Hormuz in late January. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Washington is pressuring Tehran to accept a U.N. deal on its nuclear program before the end of this year, but stories on Iran’s nuclear intentions keep spreading. Recently reports were circulated that Kazakhstan could be selling uranium ore to Iran for enrichment. Are these stories true or is someone behind them? Continue reading →
(PakAlert) – The following analysis lead us to the conclusion that a very big war is coming to Pakistan and this war is so deadly that first there will be an imposed civil war on Pakistan, munity in pak armed forces and US/NATO from the West and India preparing to attack simultaneously from the East, Pakistan will be surrounded from both sides. The Israel would lie carefully concealed in waiting until the very last moment when she would come out from behind the curtains to spear-head missile attacks on Pakistan’s nuclear plants. Then with perhaps as many as half of a million NATO troops invading from the west, and an equal number of Indian troops invading from the east. Continue reading →
(AfterDowningStreet) – U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a “neutron initiator” for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official. Continue reading →
(MSNBC) – Iran nuke negotiator calls for atomic arms ban
Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator called for a global nuclear weapons ban on Monday but insisted all nations — including his own — have a right to develop nuclear energy. Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Mullen Insists Military Ready to Attack Iran
Admiral Michael Mullen declared today that the military stands ready to attack Iran at the president’s order, and insisted that it was critical to negotiations that the ever-present threats to attack Iran remain “on the table.” Read More Here
(Reuters) – Iran nuclear trigger report a U.S. forgery: Ahmadinejad
A leaked memo appearing to show Tehran’s efforts to design an atomic bomb trigger was forged by the United States, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a U.S. news program. Read More Here
(AP) – Report: Weapons flight heading to Iran
The flight plan for an aircraft seized in Thailand with a load of illicit North Korean arms and ammunition shows that the mysterious plane was headed to Iran, a new report from arms trafficking researchers says. Read More Here
(TimesOnline) – Iran comes out on top in secret simulated war games
Iran has emerged as the victor in secret war games that simulated an Israeli attack on one of its nuclear facilities. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has said that Israel is not bluffing in its threats to take military action against Iran’s contentious nuclear program, in remarks broadcast Friday on Sky News. Continue reading →
(Haaretz) – United Nations inspectors found “nothing to be worried about” in a first look at a previously secret uranium enrichment site in Iran last month, the International Atomic Energy chief said in remarks released Thursday. Continue reading →
Can you believe it? We may be on the eve of World War III because a research reactor near Tehran – that mostly produces radioactive isotopes for use in medicine, and is subject to a Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency – will need refueling in a year or so.
On October 14, 2009, Thomas C. Reed, who was a nuclear weapons designer, Secretary of the Air Force during the Ford and Carter administrations and the 6th director of the National Reconnaissance Office, was at the University of Southern California to give a lecture based on his book entitled “The Nuclear Express and the Prevention of Nuclear Terror.” Continue reading →
It looks like an attack on Iran is a fait accompli. It’s just a matter of timing at this point. Reading the corporate media — and much of the so-called “progressive” media — one hears what amounts to a chant: Iran has nukes, Iran has nukes… or they will very soon. Continue reading →
(Truthout) – Iran has revealed the existence of a previously undisclosed uranium-enrichment plant. The disclosure has heightened fears about Iran’s nuclear weapons program and threatens to raise diplomatic tensions between that nation and the West. Continue reading →
(USAToday) – Editor’s note: Can an attack on Iran be far behind?
President Obama opened G-20 summit day with a bang this morning, condemning Iran for hiding the existence of a secret nuclear facility and demanding that it be opened to international inspections. Continue reading →
(Yahoo) – Iran experts at the U.N nuclear monitoring agency believe Tehran has the ability to make a nuclear bomb and worked on developing a missile system that can carry an atomic warhead, according to a confidential report seen by The Associated Press. Continue reading →
1) Israeli ambassador to US: Obama’s end-of-the-year deadline to Iran has been moved up to September (16 August 2009)
2) Israeli ambassador to US: Iranian nuke could wipe off Israel in seconds (4 July 2009)
3) Israeli army to train overseas for Iran strike operation (5 July 2009) Continue reading →
(Haaretz) – Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, on Friday warned that an Iranian atomic bomb could “wipe Israel off the map in a matter of seconds,” and that the Iranians could “accomplish in a matter of seconds what they denied Hitler did, and kill 6 million Jews, literally.” Continue reading →
(Ynet) – One needs to be deaf, blind, and an idiot at this time in order not to understand that the nuclear bomb tested in North Korea two days ago also exploded in the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem. Continue reading →
There is a sword of Damocles over our heads. It is a threat that is real but has been all but ignored.
On February 3rd, Iran launched a “communications satellite” into orbit. At this very moment, North Korea is threatening to do the same. The ability to launch an alleged communications satellite belies a far more frightening truth. A rocket that can carry a satellite into orbit can also drop a nuclear warhead over any location on the planet in less than forty-five minutes. Continue reading →
“Real men go to Tehran!” brayed the neoconservatives, after the success of their propaganda campaign to have America march on Baghdad and into an unnecessary war that has forfeited all the fruits of our Cold War victory.
Now they are back, in pursuit of what has always been their great goal: an American war on Iran. Continue reading →
In recent days, four key developments have clicked in to edge Iran and Israel much closer to a military denouement with profound consequences for American oil that the nation is not prepared to meet. Continue reading →
The Vietnam war is a war of colonial conquest. The US took over the french. Instructed the south Vietnam leader to boycott the elected democratic north Vietnam leader. This inevitably leads to a false flag Gulf of Tonkin and a 20 years worthless war and the destruction of Cambodia and Laos. This clip is excerpted from the full length video called “Nuclear weapon and international disorder”. Continue reading →
Joel Rosenberg, an aide to Israels former Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was on Glenn Beck recently, discussing the significance of Irans recent rocket and satellite launch mission into space. Continue reading →