Weapons Articles


Calling Out Iran … And Then?

12:28 PM, Oct 14, 2015

U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power was talking tough, yesterday.

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Deal Brings Iran Closer to Obtaining Nuclear Weapons Capability

9:20 AM, Jul 24, 2015

President Obama has promoted the recently agreed Iran deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as “a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” There are many fallacies and ambiguities in this statement.

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Ben Rhodes Misled About 'Anywhere, Anytime' Inspections of Iran's Nuclear Program

8:19 AM, Jul 15, 2015

President Obama's deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, has been using doublespeak to sell the nuclear deal to the American people. In April of this year, Rhodes claimed that the nuclear deal would include "anywhere, anytime" access to Iranian nuclear sites. Last night, the top Obama adviser said, "We never sought in this negotiation the capacity for so-called anytime, anywhere" inspections. 

Here's video:

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Cotton: New Reports of Sarin Gas Used in Syria

9:15 AM, May 14, 2015

Senator Tom Cotton took to the Senate floor to discuss new reports of sarin gas being used in Syria:

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When Bill Clinton Praised the Virtues of the Nuclear Deal With North Korea

1:36 PM, Apr 04, 2015

It's worth watching President Bill Clinton hail the virtues of the nuclear deal with North Korea, in this video from October 21, 1994:

The video's more relevant now that President Barack Obama has announced his very own nuclear deal with another tyrannical regime, Iran.

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Iranian Vulnerability

Their nuclear progress can still be stopped.
Mar 30, 2015

The Obama White House is enlisting all its allies to make its case for the bad nuclear deal with Iran that, say administration allies, is better than no deal. The alternative, they claim, is war. And to what purpose? Many nuclear experts, Middle East analysts, and journalists argue, after all, that an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would set the program back only two to three years.

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Report: Iran Witholding Nuclear Info

4:29 PM, Mar 02, 2015

Reuters reports:

The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday Iran was being slow to cooperate with his agency's investigation into the Iranian atomic program and that the inquiry could not continue indefinitely.

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France Keeps the Carrier

10:31 AM, Nov 25, 2014

The Russians want delivery of their aircraft carrier.  They contracted with the French to build it and a deal is a deal.  But things are not (yet) so far gone that a NATO country is willing to arm the enemy for a few francs.

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How the Obama Administration Has Already Caved to Iran

8:40 AM, Nov 24, 2014

The deadline for the Joint Plan of Action ended it seems without a final agreement between the P5+1 and Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. It’s not yet clear what happens next.

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Satellite Images Show Damage to Iran Military Compound

2:20 PM, Oct 09, 2014

Satellite photographs released yesterday show that the explosion Monday at an Iranian military base at Parchin, where the clerical regime is believed to be working on its nuclear weapons program, did significant damage. The images obtained by Israeli media outlet Israel Defense and “analyzed by specialist Ronen Solomon clearly show damage consistent with an attack against bunkers in a central locality within the military research complex at the Parchin military compound.

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Will Ukraine Regret Giving Up Its Nukes?

11:01 AM, Mar 19, 2014

President Obama has made nuclear nonproliferation one of his highest priorities but, as the Wall Street Journal explains, the White House’s weak response on Ukraine is sending all the wrong messages.

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'Obama Didn't Keep His Word on Health Care ... Why Should He Be Trusted on Iran?'

2:17 PM, Nov 14, 2013

The latest ad from the Emergency Committee for Israel warns that President Obama might not keep his word on preventing Iran from acquiring nukes:

 

As the Emergency Committee for Israel executive director Noah Pollak tweets, "Obama didn't keep his word on health care or Syria, so why should he be trusted on Iran?"

 

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Kirk: Deal 'Would do Nothing to Prevent a Future with Iranian Nuclear Weapons'

8:31 AM, Nov 09, 2013

Senator Mark Kirk's statement on the possible U.S.-Iran deal:

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'Standing Alone'

8:43 AM, Nov 08, 2013

In light of recent developments with the U.S., Iran, and Israel, the boss's editorial, co-written with Michael Makovsky, of a month ago is well worth re-reading:

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Special Report Panel on Israel's U.N. Speech

6:35 AM, Oct 02, 2013

Steve Hayes, with Mara Liasson and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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Worse Than It Looks

A close reading of the red line.
Sep 23, 2013

It now seems to be the general consensus that President Obama’s Syria policy is a contradictory mess. But that’s only how it appears on the surface. Probe a bit deeper and it’s very seriously deranged.

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Kerry: Chemical Weapons 'Undeniable'

2:07 PM, Aug 26, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry says the use of chemical weapons in Syria is "undeniable" and that the U.S. is considering how to respond: 

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'Assad Openly Challenges Obama in Syria'

9:04 AM, Aug 22, 2013

Christopher J. Griffin and Evan Moore of the Foreign Policy Initiative writes:

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Nukes and Reality

2:01 PM, Jun 21, 2013

An Air Force vet with experience in the nuclear program writes in:

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Don't Rush to Cut Nukes

8:47 AM, Jun 20, 2013

Robert Zarate writes, for the Foreign Policy Initiative:

In a high-profile speech today in Berlin, President Obama announced his plan to “seek negotiated cuts with Russia” in order to reduce America’s “deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one-third.” The prudence of Obama’s plan, however, remains far from certain due to many stubborn problems.

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Lessons from Syria for Iran

8:36 AM, Jun 06, 2013

Six months after it was first hinted at, and a month after widespread reports surfaced, the United Nations, Britain, and France have all just confirmed the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Yet, there has been no U.S. response to Syria’s increasingly clear violation of President Obama’s publicly stated red line. This lack of action raises serious questions about the resoluteness of U.S. policy when it comes to another potential “game-changer” in the region: Iran developing a nuclear weapon.

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Syrian General: 'I Was Given an Order to Use' Chemical Weapons

11:07 AM, Apr 29, 2013

Syrian brigadier general Zaher al-Saket revealed on Al-Arabiya TV that he had been given orders to use chemical weapons against rebels:

The video and translation are courtesy of MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute.

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Obama’s Meaningless ‘Red Line’?

7:55 PM, Apr 25, 2013

The Obama administration now believes that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad may have used chemical weapons. Today the White House released a letter explaining that the American “intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specially the chemical agent sarin.”

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Israel: Chemical Weapons Used in Syria

7:28 AM, Apr 23, 2013

Chemical weapons have been used by the Assad regime in Syria, according to an Israeli official. The Associated Press reports:

 

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Eric Holder: 'I Think I Might Have Shot' an AR-15

11:17 AM, Mar 06, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder said today at a Senate hearing that he believes he once shot an AR-15, a so-called assault weapon:

"This committee will be taking up legislation about banning 'assault weapons,'" said Senator Lindsey Graham. "Are you familiar with the AR-15?"

"I'm familiar with it, yes," said Holder.

Graham interjected, "Just generally speaking--"

"Yeah," said Holder, "I think I might have shot one at the FBI academy."

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American Official: 'Very Possible that the North Koreans Are Testing' for Iran

10:06 AM, Feb 12, 2013

An unnamed "senior American official" suggests that North Korea is not just testing nukes for itself, but also for (and possibly with) the Iranians. The New York Times reports:

 

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Valerie Jarrett: 'We're Heartened to See that the U.N. Security Council Will Be Meeting

The U.S. will follow the international community in responding to NKorea nuke test.
8:28 AM, Feb 12, 2013

On CBS this morning, Valerie Jarrett, a close advisor to President Obama, reacted to the news that North Korea had conducted a nuclear test last night by saying, "We're heartened to see the U.N. Security Council will be meeting" this morning to discuss the issue.

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Senator Lieberman to Obama: Detail Steps to Stop Iran

7:43 PM, Sep 10, 2012

U.S. senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is calling President Barack Obama to provide more details on how the commander in chief plans to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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