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Posts Tagged ‘nuclear

How quickly a nuclear World War III could be underway

March 29, 2012

Excerpts of an article by David Krieger, president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and Daniel Ellsberg a former strategic analyst for the Department of Defense who released the Pentagon Papers, now a senior fellow at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. President Obama and other world leaders gathered at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, […]

Israel too small to last a week of war with Iran

March 18, 2012

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says despite Tel Aviv’s escalating war rhetoric against Iran, Israel is too small to survive even one week of real war. Salehi added that Iran does not consider Israeli claims or threats as real threats. “… We take every little threat serious even if it comes from the weakest […]

Israeli and American Differences on Attacking Iran

March 10, 2012

What divides President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu on attacking Iran is a question of timing. Obama’s “red line” is the point at which Iran “possesses” a nuclear weapon, which would not arrive for a couple of years even if Iran actually intends to make one. (American and Israeli intelligence services concur […]

Noam Chomsky on the Iranian Nuclear Threat

February 25, 2012

In the States, the “threat of Iran” is generally taken to be the primary threat to world order. [–Whereas in Europe, polls show that Israel is regarded as the leading threat to peace.] Before the massive propaganda campaigns of the past few years, a majority of the population agreed with most of the world that, […]

Israel and Iran going to war

February 8, 2012

From a commentary by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy: If one is to believe the threats that are ramping up at warp speed, Israel will strike Iran’s nuclear facilities before spring. If the assessments are accurate, hundreds or even thousands of Israelis will die in the retaliatory missile attacks that are sure to come. One can […]

Iran is not building nuclear weapons confirmed by US Intelligence

February 3, 2012

You will almost never see in a major U.S. newspaper the assessment – backed by the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies – that Iran is NOT building nuclear weapons. Last year, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stood firm, despite severe pressure to paint Iran in more pernicious terms, that Iran is NOT working on a […]

Mossad says a nuclear Iran not existential threat to Israel

December 30, 2011

A nuclear-armed Iran wouldn’t necessarily constitute a threat to Israel’s continued existence, Mossad chief Tamir Pardo reportedly hinted earlier this week to an audience of about 100 Israeli ambassadors. The intelligence chief said that Israel was using various means to foil Iran’s nuclear program and would continue to do so, but if Iran actually obtained […]

14 thousand die in US as a result of Fukushima meltdown

December 21, 2011

A peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Health Services estimates 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear reactors. The article by Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman is the first published in a medical journal. The authors write that that their estimate of 14,000 […]

IAEA report on Iran contains falsified information allegedly supplied by Israel

November 11, 2011

The Hindu reports that the latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran appears to have falsified information about a Russian scientist who allegedly helped Tehran advance its nuclear weapons program. The IAEA report published by a Washington think tank Tuesday included a sensational claim that a former Soviet nuclear weapons scientist […]

Extraordinarily high level of radiation in Tokyo

October 13, 2011

An extraordinarily high level of radiation was detected in one spot in a central Tokyo residential district Thursday, prompting the local government to cordon off the small area, local officials said. Radiation levels were higher in Tokyo’s Setagaya ward than in the evacuation area around the badly damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, according to ward […]