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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Iran Aiming to Radically Reduce US Power





Click here to read all about Iran's overall aim--to overthrow the status quo in order to create a new world order. Nuclear weapons are key to achieving these objectives.

Iran's foreign policy is imperialist in the classical political realist sense of the term--meaning, a policy that is designed to radically alter the country's power relationships with other nations, known as the status quo.

As shown by the failure of the European nations to preserve the peace by appeasing Nazi Germany, nations pursuing imperialist foreign policies cannot be appeased. They are not satisfied with security guarantees, limited territorial concessions, and symbolic gestures. They seek nothing less than a new world order.

The Islamist-appeasing Obama administration understands none of this.

God help America and the whole civilized world.

Hitlerian Hezbollah Leader Joins Evil Axis Summit


The leader of Hitlerian Hezbollah, Islamonazi Iran's Lebanese Shiite proxy, ventured out of his stronghold to meet with the heads of Iran and Syria, as reported here.

They are plotting Israel's destruction and America's expulsion from the Middle East--for starters.

The Obama administration will probably respond by intensifying its odious outreach to "the Muslim world"--an inherently Islamist/Islamonazi concept as it assumes the existence of a global Muslim nation, on a par with the superpowers, united by Islamic law to a degree that transcends all other legal systems and national differences.

The administration has made a perfidious policy of so-called engagement--code for appeasement--the foundation of a failed foreign policy that seems certain to engulf the entire region and maybe, even, the whole world, in a catastrophic conflict.

Iran Threatens to Choke Europe's Energy Supply



Iran is threatening to cut energy supplies to Europe in the event of a conflict over the Islamist nation's nuclear program, as reported here.

The turbaned tyranny--a fountainhead of fascistic political Islam--is also boasting that its missiles can strike any adversary, as reported here.

There is some truth in the boast, given Iran's development of long-range ballistic missiles and missile launch systems that can be concealed in specially designed shipping containers aboard seemingly civilian cargo ships. Iran and North Korea have test-fired missiles from such vessels, which typically fly flags of convenience.


IRGC's Growing Power

Speaking of concealment, Iran's Supreme Leader continues to insist that nuclear weapons are forbidden under Islam while the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) seeks religious justification for the arms. Click here for a fascinating analytical report.

The IRGC's hold on Iran's economy is explained here.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Liberal Lunacy: Pro-Appeasement Boston Globe Accurately Reports Changing Nature of Islamist Terrorist Threat While Drawing Wrong Conclusion

As if to confirm China Confidential warnings and analyses, the impossibly liberal Boston Globe reports--here--that Al Qaeda seems to be recruiting radicalized U.S. Muslims for suicide bombings and similarly low-level (compared to 9/11) but potentially effective terrorist attacks on the United States.

Like a healthy cow that gives milk but kicks over the bucket, however, the paper says stepped-up educational efforts are the best defense against the terrorists.

Incredible.

Assad and Ahmadinejad Talk About Annihilating Israel and Ending US 'Colonialism' in the Mideast



Every day brings fresh proof of the failure of the Obama administration to positively influence Islamist Iran and its secular (but Islamizing) ally, Syria, through a policy of engagement reminiscent of European appeasement of Nazi Germany in the years leading up to World War II.

Click here for today's evidence.

The Syrian regime's answer to U.S. diplomacy is to reassert support for Iran and mock Washington--a matter of serious concern to Israel, given Syria's formidable arsenal of ballistic missiles and chemical warheads capable of slaughtering thousands of Israelis.

Instead of preserving a war in the Middle East, U.S. President Barack Obama--perceived as an inexperienced weakling around the world--is making a potentially catastrophic conflict inevitable.

Booming China Faces Big Labor Shortage

In China, unskilled workers are in great demand; and wages are rising, causing concern that inflation could sow the seeds of social unrest. In the meantime, a laborer can "walk into any factory and get a job," as reported here.

Time was, that was true in the United States, back in the day, before the nation's industrial economy was hollowed out and outsourced--to China--in order to benefit a relative handful of people.

Americans don't need to make anything anymore, the political and economic elites told us. Manufacturing is dead, the greedy globalizers declared. The service economy rules, they assured us, and so on and so forth....

MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE HITS CHILE




The New York Times reports: "A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake capable of tremendous damage struck central Chile early Saturday, shaking thecapital for a minute and a half and setting off a tsunami.

"President Michele Bachelet declared a 'state of catastrophe.'

"Buildings collapsed and phone lines and electricity were
down, making the extent of the damage difficult to determine.

"The epicenter was 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile's
second-largest city, where more than 200,000 people live."

Click here for the full report.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good News Coming (We Hope) From Two Radically Different Fronts in the Long War with Radical Islam

Good news all around.

1. Turkey's military is increasingly likely to halt the country's Islamizing trend. The men in uniform--traditional guardians of Turkey's secular system--are itching to move against Ankara's crypto-Islamist government, which is backing and collaborating with nuclear-arming Iran.

2. Europe's bravest politician--Geert Wilders of the Netherlands--is poised to become his country's next prime minister. His Party for Freedom is almost certain to win the most votes in the early election on June 9. Wilders is leading the Dutch resistance to fascistic political Islam

Why Islamist Iran Can't Be Appeased


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made news last week when she declared that Iran, which is closer than ever to becoming a nuclear weapons state, is also well on the way to becoming a military dictatorship. She encouraged Iran’s religious leaders to rise up against Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the Islamist nation’s ideologically driven, dominant military force, which she accused of supplanting the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomenei, the parliament, and, even, the president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Mrs. Clinton’s rhetorical escalation serves a dual purpose. It helps the United States mobilize support for new sanctions on Iran while planting the seeds of an explanation, or excuse, for the Obama administration’s failure to positively influence Iran through a policy of engagement (code for appeasement). Implicit in her remarks, made at a televised gathering of university students in Qatar, a small Persian Gulf state that hosts important U.S. military facilities, is the suggestion that the IRGC is the main cause of Iranian belligerency and defiance and that the clerical establishment is somehow moderate by comparison.

That is a lot like saying Nazi Germany’s Gestapo and Stormtroopers were more moderate than the more elite SS troops — utter nonsense.


Continue reading here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Obama Administration Now Considers Practically All Islamists Except for Al Qaeda as OK for Engagement


The Obama administration is targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) for sanctions, singling out the elite and increasingly powerful military force as the main culprit behind the Islamist nation's nuclear program.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has even called on the Islamist clerics to rise up against the IRGC, praising pillars of the so-called Islamic Republic.

Incredibly, engagement of the monstrous mullahocracy--minus the IRGC--is still official U.S. policy.

So is engagement with supposedly moderate--"reconcilable"--elements of the Taliban, even while Washington scores impressive gains against the dreaded Islamist group, which is aligned with Al Qaeda.

Hamas and Hezbollah? Engagement is clearly on the table with "moderate" factions of these Islamist Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

Chinese and Russian Islamist separatists? No apparent reason they should not be engaged in the eyes of the Obama administration.

Also welcome, it seems: the Muslim Brotherhood, fountainhead of fascistic political Islam (Islamism) and a myriad of Muslim Brotherhood front groups.

The only Islamist organization that is clearly not acceptable by the administration for engagement is Al Qaeda itself--for now. In time, proponents of engagement are almost certain to discover reconcilable wings, or factions, or elements of the terrorist network. When that dreadful day comes, only the original Al Qaeda, or hard core Qaeda, or whatever the term will be for these Islamist terrorists--also known as "violent extremists"--will be banned from engagement.

PLA-linked Chinese Schools Tied to Cyber-Attacks

Two elite Chinese schools--linked to the military--are tied to recent cyber-attacks, as reported here.

IAEA Says Iran Could be Developing Nuke Warhead

The U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran may be working on developing a nuclear warhead, as reported here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Iran Proxy Warns, Threatens, Taunts Israel



Islamonazi Iran's Lebanese Shiite proxy, Hitlerian Hezbollah, is taunting and threatening Israel, vowing revenge and reprisals, including the bombing of Ben-Gurion Airport. Click here for the story.

Like the Nazis they admire and draw inspiration from, the Islamonazis are begging to be bombed--decisively, mercilessly, the way the United States should have responded to 9/11.

It will happen. Make no mistake about that. When the time for action comes, Israel will act, with any and all necessary weapons in its formidable arsenal.

Never again is more than a mere slogan. It is a doctrine.

Iran Supreme Leader: No Compromise With US


Iran's Supreme (clerical fascist) Leader has made it clear: the turbaned tyranny will never give into the United States. Click here for the report.

The Obama administration's appeasement (engagement) policy is dead--an utter failure. Sanctions, too, are bound to fail.

There is no diplomatic solution to the problem of nuclear-arming, Islamist (clerical fascist) Iran.

Dangerous, Dismal Dithering on Iran



Michael Goodwin nails it in the New York Post. He writes:

In the odd dance of diplomacy, tough talk can be a signal that no action will follow. But the tough talk coming from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton about Iran appears to signal an even more disheartening fact: the United States still hasn't decided what to do about the mad mullahs' race to get a nuclear bomb.

The confusion was on full display during Clinton's puzzling Mideast trip, even as Iran ramps up its enrichment of uranium and threatens the world. She declared that Iran was becoming a military dictatorship, but denied that America had any plans for a military strike.

She called for tougher UN sanctions, but then refloated her frightening idea that America's response to an Iranian bomb should be a "defense umbrella" throughout the Mideast and parts of Asia.

Our key allies are understandably nervous, especially Israel and Saudi Arabia. Neither wants Iran to get a nuke, and both are frustrated over American inaction, with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal warning Clinton the belated move to sanctions was insufficient. "We need an immediate resolution" he said.

The Saudi sounded like an Israeli. Indeed, the two countries' historic antipathy is being overshadowed by their shared fear that President Obama is willing to let Iran get the bomb and then play defense.

Continue reading his must-read analysis here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gold Stocks Draw Funds as Gold Price Surges


Gold and gold stocks are soaring, in line with the China Confidential forecast. Click here, here, and here for news and analysis.

China Confidential analysts see $1,400 an ounce as the next major milestone for bullion; after that, they predict, gold will climb to $2,000 or higher before the end of the year.

Seeing Success in Failure, Obama Administration is Still Committed to Engaging Nuclear-Arming Iran


Even though the Obama administration's pursuit of new sanctions on Iran is a tacit admission that its policy of engagement--code for appeasement--has failed to positively influence Iranian behavior, the administration insists that it is still committed to engaging the Islamist nation, which has proclaimed itself a nuclear power and, according to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is in the process of becoming a military dictatorship. The party line emanating from the White House is that contrary to popular perceptions, engagement has been a good thing.

The New York Times, which basically functions as an administration arm, reports:

“What the president has achieved is that he has outed Iran,” a senior administration official said Friday. He said Iran, by refusing to respond positively, had exposed itself as uninterested in a better relationship with the United States.

That is now the central point of the new White House outlook on engagement, and it extends, administration officials say, to Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba as well. Mr. Obama, for instance, was criticized for shaking hands with Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chávez, at a summit meeting in Trinidad and Tobago last year, but White House officials say that gesture has helped with Latin American views of Mr. Chávez’s anti-American rhetoric.

In the months ahead, administration officials hope they will benefit from a global perception that Mr. Obama has reached out to North Korea, Cuba and even Syria.


Click here to read the entire Times article, which is headlined, "U.S. Encounters Limits of Iran Engagement Policy." The spin is dizzying--and disgraceful.

In Obamaworld, apparently, failure is success; the former merely masks the latter.

Monday, February 15, 2010

SOCIETE GENERALE PREDICTS COLLAPSE OF EURO

CHAOS COULD LIFT DOLLAR AND ALSO MAKE GOLD PRICES SOAR

Strategists at Societe Generale, one of Europe's oldest and largest banks, are predicting the total collapse of the Euro, the official currency of the European Union.

Click here for the shocking story.

China Confidential analysts believe gold will rise in price as investors seek safe havens in the coming chaos. Although the dollar could increase in value against European currencies in the coming weeks, which, historically, would translate into declining gold prices, the global economic uncertainty is also likely to make gold more attractive.

Internationally, the fear of a double-dip recession--and a global depression--is palpable.

Add a war with Iran to the mix--appeasement has made war inevitable--and gold could easily climb to $2,000 an ounce or higher before the end of this year.

In the meantime, Marc Faber says gold will never collapse. The Swiss fund manager and Gloom Boom & Doom editor

said the governments of every developed economy will eventually default on their sovereign debts, so the one thing he will never do in his life is 'sell my gold.'

Potential defaulter include the US, the UK and Western Europe.

Continue here.

Clinton: Iran Becoming Military Dictatorship


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking in Qatar, said Monday that the United States believes the "government in Iran, the supreme leader, the president, the Parliament, is being supplanted [by the Revolutionary Guards Corps] and that Iran is moving towards a military dictatorship.” Click here for the story.

On June 17, 2009 China Confidential warned:

The mullahocracy has morphed into a military dictatorship. Ahmadinejad and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps are in charge.

That the maniac-in-chief and the men with the guns are also Islamist zealots--Shiite fanatics with apocalyptic visions and fantasies--should cause Americans to question their government's decision to engage (appease) the nuclear-arming regime. Iran's foreign policy is imperialist; like Nazi Germany before the Second World War, Iran intends to overthrow the status quo, regionally and globally. A regime like that can't be appeased.

In related news, the U.S. has given Israel a red light on a military strike against Iran's nuclear sites, according to a report--read it here--in the Jerusalem Post.

So many questions as the countdown to conflict continues:

Washington's red light--is it steady or flashing?

Will the light change? WIll Israel be blocked at the crucial intersection?

Will Israel be punished if it runs the red light?

WIll Clinton resign if Iran becomes a nuclear-armed state?

Time will tell.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

On Obama and His Virtual World


An abstract of a brilliant address by Charles Krauthammer:

In the real world, as opposed to what French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls President Barack Obama's "virtual world," America faces the reality of Iran's intransigence and aggressiveness; China's headlong pursuit of its own national, regional, and global interests; Russia's determination to regain its Near Abroad; the Arab states' refusal to accept any kind of a reasonable settlement of the kind that Israel has already offered under several governments; Syria's designs on Lebanon; and Hugo Chávez's designs on the weaker countries in Latin America. President Obama's foreign policy agenda of gradual American retreat will have inexorable consequences: When erstwhile allies see the American umbrella being withdrawn, they will have to accommodate themselves to those from whom we were protecting them. If Obama proves impervious to empirical evidence and experience, all these accommodations, the weakening of alliances, the strengthening of centers of adversarial power in Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Caracas, and elsewhere will continue until we are awakened by some cataclysm.

Read the whole thing here.

China Welcomes the Year of the Tiger


China welcomed the start of the new lunar year with traditional deafening and dazzling firework displays.

Firecrackers echoed across major cities as the Year of the Tiger was ushered in on the stroke of midnight Saturday.

Dragons dancers, drummers, bell and gong ringers added to the cacophony of celebrations.

Hundreds of millions braved the cold winter weather to travel home to be with their families, putting a great strain on the country's transport system. The government says 210 million passengers boarded trains and nearly 30 million traveled by air.


World's Biggest Annual Human Migration

Millions more used buses and cars in what is believed to be the world's biggest annual human migration.

Snow failed to dampen the traditional celebrations in Shanghai, and families visited temples to pray for good fortune in the year ahead.

Beijing's night sky was lit up by thousands of exploding fireworks to scare off evil spirits.

Roughly 800,000 police and volunteers patrolled the capital to help ensure safety, but 52 people were reported injured in firework accidents.

Chinese TV showed wall-to-wall pageantry shows and the country's leaders visiting different parts of the nation.

In a New Year speech given Friday, Premier Wen Jiabao praised the county for facing up to the global financial crisis and overcoming recession. He said 2009 saw the Chinese people gain pride and confidence as the country's influence and status grew on the world stage.

But Wen warned 2010 would be "a more complicated and complex year", domestically and internationally.

President Hu Jintao was shown visiting old Communist Party revolutionary bases, and promised to speed up development and improve living standards in the year ahead.

Israelis Sue North Korea Over 1972 Terror Attack


An Israeli human rights group has sued North Korea over the 1972 Lod Airport massacre by the ultra-left-wing Japanese Red Army terrorist group. Click here for the report.

The attack was carried out on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.


In other news regarding North Korea and the Middle East, Bloomberg reports:

A North Korean shipment of chemical- safety suits that may have been destined for Syria’s military is under investigation by the United Nations Security Council, diplomats familiar with a UN report said.

South Korea has told the Security Council that it seized garments “deemed to have military uses for chemical protection,” according to a report from Turkish Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, chairman of a committee that monitors implementation of UN sanctions against North Korea.

Bloomberg notes:

Possible ties between Syria and North Korea have raised concerns in the Middle East.

Israeli warplanes bombed a desert site in Syria in 2007 to destroy what U.S. officials later said was a nuclear reactor project being built with North Korean help. While Syria has denied it was trying to develop a covert nuclear facility, UN atomic inspectors said last year they had found uranium traces in the country that may be linked to the site.

Read the Bloomberg article here.

Israel Preparing for War

Israel is preparing for war with Iran, as reported here.

But Israel's former top general doubts the country can successfully launch (conventional) preemptive attacks against Iran's nuclear sites. Click here for the story.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Washington Times: US Allowed Iran to Get A-Bomb



"Iran has emerged as a nuclear state, and there is nothing the United States can do about it."

So says The Washington Times, in a must-read editorial that concludes: "The United States should begin planning for the inevitable. Conflict is coming; it won't be managed away."

Read the whole thing here.

China Confidential has repeatedly warned that American appeasement and "dawdling," as the paper puts it in the editorial's subhead, will make war with Iran inevitable--on Tehran's terms--just as appeasement of Nazi Germany failed to prevent war and instead made it inevitable on Hitler's terms.

Successive U.S. administrations have allowed Iran to develop a formidable missile force that makes the Islamist nation's threat to "burn Tel Aviv"--and attack Israeli nuclear installations--quite credible. Non-Arab Iran has also been allowed to take over Lebanon, an Arab country, through Iran's Islamist, Lebanese, Shiite, Arab proxy, Hezbollah, which is bristling with missiles and rockets. Even before possession of atomic arms, the monstrous mullahocracy thus seems to have the capability of slaughtering thousands of Israelis--tens of thousands if Iran's secular but steadily Islamizing ally, Syria, which is loaded with missiles and chemical warheads, also attacks Israel--in a sneak attack or reprisal.

Given its presumed nuclear arsenal, Israel is widely believed to be capable of obliterating Iran. Knowing this, the mad mullahs may believe that they can create some sort of nuclear shield for the step-by-step destruction of Israel--meaning, waves of terrorist attacks against the Jewish State and overseas Jewish communities in parallel with a stepped-up policy of blackmailing and intimidating the U.S. and Europe aimed at forcing Israel to withdraw to indefensible borders and give in to the creation of an Islamist Palestinian state comprising the so-called West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza.

The turbaned tyranny could also be tempted to first strike the U.S.--by secretly handing off a nuclear weapon to Hezbollah for an anonymous attack on an American city--believing that the appeasement-prone Obama administration would dither and dawdle--indefinitely--instead of instantly counterattacking Iran. (An anonymous nuclear attack on Israel would trigger the immediate destruction of Iran. It would cease to exist as a nation.)

So much for speculation. Fact is, Iran's nuclearization is a major victory for the Islamist cause. Not since the fall of the Twin Towers and attack on the Pentagon on 9/11 ... and the fall of the Shah, a staunch American ally, in 1979 ... has fascistic political Islam seemed so strong.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Obama Shifting on 9/11 Civilian Trial Scheme

The opposition is having an effect.

As reported here, the Obama administration may abandon its obscene scheme for a civilian court trial for the 9/11 terrorists.

The New York State Senate this week passed a resolution expressing opposition to trying the enemy combatant, Al Qaeda war criminals in lower Manhattan. The resolution also called for the terrorists to be tried in military tribunals. Click here for the story.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Memorable Moment in Appeasement History


"The Iranian nation is brave enough that if one day we wanted to build nuclear bombs we would announce it publicly without being afraid of you."

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, taunting the West--as reported here--on February 11, 2010, following a year of failed attempts by the Obama administration to engage (appease) a nuclear-arming, Islamist nation that muses openly about "a world without America and Israel."


UPDATED ANALYSIS: China Confidential analysts believe Ahmadinejad may be planning to respond to new sanctions on Iran with a warning that the measures could be considered acts of war that could compel Iran to reconsider its position against development of nuclear weapons. The next step up the escalation ladder would probably be an actual nuclear test, detonation of a device (with North Korean observers in attendance).

China's Backing for Iran Makes War More Likely

China is helping its Iranian friends ... into an early grave. Click here for the analysis of the Chinese-Iranian alliance and how it is making a new Middle East war more likely (inevitable, in the view of China Confidential analysts).

Obama Stays the Course on Iran


Regarding Iran, U.S. President Barack Obama is staying the course--toward catastrophe--as reported here. He remains committed to a policy of "engagement," even as his administration imposes and seeks sanctions that have no chance of stopping Iran's nuclear program (and development of intercontinental ballistic missiles and warheads).

China, in the meantime, is resisting calls for sanctions, while Russia is talking tougher. Click here for the story.

The bottom line: barring a revolution inside Iran, the monstrous mullahocracy will soon become a nuclear weapons state. Not only has Obama's appeasement policy failed to preserve the peace; the policy, which Obama insists on calling engagement, has made war with Iran inevitable.

UPDATE: AHMADINEJAD DECLARES IRAN 'NUCLEAR STATE' AS PROTESTERS CLASH WITH SECURITY FORCES. Click here for the breaking news. Notice the spin in the Times article; pay close attention to the nuances and planted propaganda seeds. A process is underway.

The new pro-appeasement party line, China Confidential analysts predict, will be that the protests prevent the regime from backing down on the nuclear enrichment issue, that Iran's imperialist foreign policy is mainly driven by domestic pressures and concerns. The appeasers will argue against sanctions on the grounds that the new measures will only makes matters worse between Iran and the West. Step by step, the appeasers will advance the position that the U.S. and Europe can learn to "live with but never accept" a nuclear-armed or almost-nuclear-armed, Islamist Iran. Sooner or later, the appeasers will blame Israel's presumed nuclear arsenal for causing a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.


POSTSCRIPT: Contrary to conventional wisdom, China Confidential analysts believe the United States, not Israel, could be a nuclear-armed Iran's first target. There is no clear deterrent to an indirect--and anonymous--nuclear attack on the U.S. by an Iranian terrorist proxy, such as Hezbollah. While Israel is widely believed to have policies and procedures in place for the automatic obliteration of its enemies should the Jewish State be struck by a weapon of mass destruction, the Obama administration would be more likely to dither and delay while it investigates a WMD attack ... in between holding nationally televised press conferences and prayer-and-healing sessions, vowing to bring perpetrators to justice, and appealing for calm and understanding. A surprise electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the U.S. would overnight plunge the country back into the 19th century by wiping out virtually all electronic and communication systems. Tens of millions of Americans would die as a result of an EMP attack from lack of food, water, medicine, and shelter, according to experts.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Understanding the Jihadist CBRN Threat


By Scott Stewart

This report is republished with permission of STRATFOR.


In an interview aired Feb. 7 on CNN, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she considers weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the hands of an international terrorist group to be the largest threat faced by the United States today, even bigger than the threat posed by a nuclear-armed Iran. “The biggest nightmare that many of us have is that one of these terrorist member organizations within this syndicate of terror will get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction,” Clinton said. In referring to the al Qaeda network, Clinton noted that it is “unfortunately a very committed, clever, diabolical group of terrorists who are always looking for weaknesses and openings.”

Clinton’s comments came on the heels of a presentation by U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In his Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community on Feb. 2, Blair noted that, although counterterrorism actions have dealt a significant blow to al Qaeda’s near-term efforts to develop a sophisticated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attack capability, the U.S. intelligence community judges that the group is still intent on acquiring the capability. Blair also stated the obvious when he said that if al Qaeda were able to develop CBRN weapons and had the operatives to use them it would do so.

All this talk about al Qaeda and WMD has caused a number of STRATFOR clients, readers and even friends and family members to ask for our assessment of this very worrisome issue. So, we thought it would be an opportune time to update our readers on the topic.


Realities Shaping the Playing Field

To begin a discussion of jihadists and WMD, it is first important to briefly re-cap STRATFOR’s assessment of al Qaeda and the broader jihadist movement. It is our assessment that the first layer of the jihadist movement, the al Qaeda core group, has been hit heavily by the efforts of the United States and its allies in the aftermath of 9/11. Due to the military, financial, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement operations conducted against the core group, it is now a far smaller and more insular organization than it once was and is largely confined geographically to the Afghan-Pakistani border. Having lost much of its operational ability, the al Qaeda core is now involved primarily in the ideological struggle (which it seems to be losing at the present time).

The second layer in the jihadist realm consists of regional terrorist or insurgent groups that have adopted the jihadist ideology. Some of these have taken up the al Qaeda banner, such as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and we refer to them as al Qaeda franchise groups. Other groups may adopt some or all of al Qaeda’s jihadist ideology and cooperate with the core group, but they will maintain their independence for a variety of reasons. In recent years, these groups have assumed the mantle of leadership for the jihadist movement on the physical battlefield.

The third (and broadest) component of the jihadist movement is composed of grassroots jihadists. These are individuals or small groups of people located across the globe who are inspired by the al Qaeda core and the franchise groups but who may have little or no actual connection to these groups. By their very nature, the grassroots jihadists are the hardest of these three components to identify and target and, as a result, are able to move with more freedom than members of the al Qaeda core or the regional franchises.

As long as the ideology of jihadism exists, and jihadists at any of these three layers embrace the philosophy of attacking the “far enemy,” there will be a threat of attacks by jihadists against the United States. The types of attacks they are capable of conducting, however, depend on their intent and capability. Generally speaking, the capability of the operatives associated with the al Qaeda core is the highest and the capability of grassroots operatives is the lowest. Certainly, many grassroots operatives think big and would love to conduct a large, devastating attack, but their grandiose plans often come to naught for lack of experience and terrorist tradecraft.

Although the American public has long anticipated a follow-on attack to 9/11, most of the attacks directed against the United States since 9/11 have failed. In addition to incompetence and poor tradecraft, one of the contributing factors to these failures is the nature of the targets. Many strategic targets are large and well-constructed, and therefore hard to destroy. In other words, just because a strategic target is attacked does not mean the attack has succeeded. Indeed, many such attacks have failed. Even when a plot against a strategic target is successfully executed, it might not produce the desired results and would therefore be considered a failure. For example, the detonation of a massive truck bomb in a parking garage of the World Trade Center in 1993 failed to achieve the jihadists’ aims of toppling the two towers and producing mass casualties, or of causing a major U.S. foreign policy shift.

Many strategic targets, such as embassies, are well protected against conventional attacks. Their large standoff distances and physical security measures (like substantial perimeter walls) protect them from vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs), while these and other security measures make it difficult to cause significant damage to them using smaller IEDs or small arms.

To overcome these obstacles, jihadists have been forced to look at alternate means of attack. Al Qaeda’s use of large, fully fueled passenger aircraft as guided missiles is a great example of this, though it must be noted that once that tactic became known, it ceased to be viable (as United Airlines Flight 93 demonstrated). Today, there is little chance that a flight crew and passengers of an aircraft would allow it to be seized by a small group of hijackers.


CBRN

Al Qaeda has long plotted ways to overcome security measures and launch strategic strikes with CBRN weapons. In addition to the many public pronouncements the group has made about its desire to obtain and use such weapons, we know al Qaeda has developed crude methods for producing chemical and biological weapons and included such tactics in its encyclopedia of jihad and terrorist training courses.

However, as STRATFOR has repeatedly pointed out, chemical and biological weapons are expensive and difficult to use and have proved to be largely ineffective in real-world applications. A comparison of the Aum Shinrikyo chemical and biological attacks in Tokyo with the March 2004 jihadist attacks in Madrid clearly demonstrates that explosives are far cheaper, easier to use and more effective in killing people. The failure by jihadists in Iraq to use chlorine effectively in their attacks also underscores the problem of using improvised chemical weapons. These problems were also apparent to the al Qaeda leadership, which scrapped a plot to use improvised chemical weapons in the New York subway system due to concerns that the weapons would be ineffective. The pressure jihadist groups are under would also make it very difficult for them to develop a chemical or biological weapons facility, even if they possessed the financial and human resources required to launch such a program.

Of course, it is not unimaginable for al Qaeda or other jihadists to think outside the box and attack a chemical storage site or tanker car, or use such bulk chemicals to attack another target — much as the 9/11 hijackers used passenger- and fuel-laden aircraft to attack their targets. However, while an attack using deadly bulk chemicals could kill many people, most would be evacuated before they could receive a lethal dose, as past industrial accidents have demonstrated. Therefore, such an attack would be messy but would be more likely to cause mass panic and evacuations than mass casualties. Still, it would be a far more substantial attack than the previous subway plot using improvised chemical weapons.

A similar case can be made against the effectiveness of an attack involving a radiological dispersion device (RDD), sometimes called a “dirty bomb.” While RDDs are easy to deploy — so simple that we are surprised one has not already been used within the United States — it is very difficult to immediately administer a lethal dose of radiation to victims. Therefore, the “bomb” part of a dirty bomb would likely kill more people than the device’s “dirty,” or radiological, component. However, use of an RDD would result in mass panic and evacuations and could require a lengthy and expensive decontamination process. Because of this, we refer to RDDs as “weapons of mass disruption” rather than weapons of mass destruction.

The bottom line is that a nuclear device is the only element of the CBRN threat that can be relied upon to create mass casualties and guarantee the success of a strategic strike. However, a nuclear device is also by far the hardest of the CBRN weapons to obtain or manufacture and therefore the least likely to be used. Given the pressure that al Qaeda and its regional franchise groups are under in the post-9/11 world, it is simply not possible for them to begin a weapons program intended to design and build a nuclear device. Unlike countries such as North Korea and Iran, jihadists simply do not have the resources or the secure territory on which to build such facilities. Even with money and secure facilities, it is still a long and difficult endeavor to create a nuclear weapons program — as is evident in the efforts of North Korea and Iran. This means that jihadists would be forced to obtain an entire nuclear device from a country that did have a nuclear weapons program, or fissile material such as highly enriched uranium (enriched to 80 percent or higher of the fissile isotope U-235) that they could use to build a crude, gun-type nuclear weapon.

Indeed, we know from al Qaeda defectors like Jamal al-Fadl that al Qaeda attempted to obtain fissile material as long ago as 1994. The organization was duped by some of the scammers who were roaming the globe attempting to sell bogus material following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Several U.S. government agencies were duped in similar scams.

Black-market sales of military-grade radioactive materials spiked following the collapse of the Soviet Union as criminal elements descended on abandoned Russian nuclear facilities in search of a quick buck. In subsequent years the Russian government, in conjunction with various international agencies and the U.S. government, clamped down on the sale of Soviet-era radioactive materials. U.S. aid to Russia in the form of so-called “nonproliferation assistance” — money paid to destroy or adequately secure such nuclear and radiological material — increased dramatically following 9/11. In 2009, the U.S. Congress authorized around $1.2 billion for U.S. programs that provide nonproliferation and threat reduction assistance to the former Soviet Union. Such programs have resulted in a considerable amount of fissile material being taken off the market and removed from vulnerable storage sites, and have made it far harder to obtain fissile material today than it was in 1990 or even 2000.

Another complication to consider is that jihadists are not the only parties who are in the market for nuclear weapons or fissile material. In addition to counterproliferation programs that offer to pay money for fissile materials, countries like Iran and North Korea would likely be quick to purchase such items, and they have the resources to do so, unlike jihadist groups, which are financially strapped.

Some commentators have said they believe al Qaeda has had nuclear weapons for years but has been waiting to activate them at the “right time.” Others claim these weapons are pre-positioned inside U.S. cities. STRATFOR’s position is that if al Qaeda had such weapons prior to 9/11, it would have used them instead of conducting the airline attack. Even if the group had succeeded in obtaining a nuclear weapon after 9/11, it would have used it by now rather than simply sitting on it and running the risk of it being seized.

There is also the question of state assistance to terrorist groups, but the actions of the jihadist movement since 9/11 have served to steadily turn once quietly supportive (or ambivalent) states against the movement. Saudi Arabia declared war on jihadists in 2003 and countries such as Yemen, Pakistan and Indonesia have recently gone on the offensive. Indeed, in his Feb. 2 presentation to the Senate committee, Blair said: “We do not know of any states deliberately providing CBRN assistance to terrorist groups. Although terrorist groups and individuals have sought out scientists with applicable expertise, we have no corroborated reporting that indicates such experts have advanced terrorist CBRN capability.” Blair also noted that, “We and many in the international community are especially concerned about the potential for terrorists to gain access to WMD-related materials or technology.”

Clearly, any state that considered providing WMD to jihadists would have to worry about blow-back from countries that would be targeted by that material (such as the United States and Russia). With jihadists having declared war on the governments of countries in which they operate, officials in a position to provide CBRN to those jihadists would also have ample reason to be concerned about the materials being used against their own governments.

Efforts to counter the proliferation of nuclear materials and technology will certainly continue for the foreseeable future, especially efforts to ensure that governments with nuclear weapons programs do not provide weapons or fissile material to jihadist groups. While the chance of such a terrorist attack is remote, the devastation one could cause means that it must be carefully guarded against.

Time is Up to Stop Iran's Nuclear Bomb


By Clare M. Lopez


It’s not that unusual to hear hostile remarks directed at the United States from the Iranian regime -- but lately, it’s been getting not only personal but frankly contemptuous. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki recently let it be known that “we do not take [U.S. Secretary of State] Mrs. Clinton seriously.” Hostility is normal between mortal enemies. Contempt means they think we’re so weak, we don’t even rate the effort hostility would take.

At this point, even moves intended to show resolve fall flat with Tehran. Despite a U.S. naval build-up in the Persian Gulf that includes stationing two ships armed with anti-missile missiles and providing additional defensive missiles to Sunni regimes in the area, the Iranians remain unimpressed. Just as they were earlier when the Obama administration offered an “outstretched hand” if Iran would “unclench its fist.” Or when president Obama wrote ridiculous letters of supplication and congratulation to Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei and president Ahmadinejad.

The White House decision not to speak out in support of the Iranian demonstrators who took to the streets to protest rigged presidential elections in June 2009 didn’t seem to win any points with the mullahs either. Instead, the Iranian parliament voted to approve $20 million for exposing human rights abuses in the U.S. Is this country even capable anymore of realizing when it’s being seriously dissed?

Apparently not, because events in the Middle East are closing inexorably on an Iranian demonstration of nuclear weapons status. Years of dithering negotiations have proven utterly ineffective in halting Tehran’s deliberate, determined progress towards acquiring the bomb. The ayatollahs have missed deadline after deadline set by the international community while brazenly forging ahead with nuclear enrichment and a succession of missile delivery system tests. That not one single meaningful consequence has ever followed years of Iranian non-compliance with obligations of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty they willingly signed must be the cause of much chuckling in Tehran’s tea rooms and war rooms. As long as China and Russia can be counted on at the United Nations Security Council to block serious sanctions or any other enforcement action with teeth, Tehran’s brutal dictators have no reason to expect they’ll be called to account. Certainly not by the Obama administration.

The scorn that drips from every comment to or about the U.S. by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his regime’s thugs has been earned. U.S. refusal to acknowledge the state of war declared against us by the Ayatollah Khomeini over 30 years ago, refusal to stand up to the rampant export of Islamic jihadist terrorism across the globe, refusal to impose regime-threatening consequences for failure to end the nuclear weapons program, refusal to stand with brave Iranians who dare to stand for their own liberty, and above all, refusal to confront Tehran’s 2-decade-long alliance with al-Qaeda, have thoroughly convinced the mullahs that they can get away with literally anything.

Even though Tehran has tried to hide its nuclear weapons program under bunkers, mountains, and population centers, given the revelations about it over the years from the Israelis, the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), and every other Western intelligence service but ours, and despite the thoroughly discredited 2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate which said Iran ended its nuclear program in 2003, there’s not much doubt anymore (even at the International Atomic Energy Agency—IAEA) that Iran is moving methodically towards acknowledged status as a nuclear weapons power.

The Iranian-North Korean joint venture on missile development has been coming along nicely with steady advances in technology (such as the use of solid rocket propellant fuel) and range capability (southern Europe by now). Iranian centrifuges spinning at the Natanz show site seem to multiply by the week (what goes on at the covert enrichment sites is anybody’s guess). An obvious nuclear triggering device test program and blueprints for fashioning the hemispherical pits of a nuclear weapon elicit little more than yawns from the U.S. intelligence community, even after both the MEK and IAEA revealed the details.

All that’s really left at this point is the buzzer -- or more specifically, an Islamic Revolutionary Guard commander’s finger on the button.

Change is coming to Iran, whether from a new generation of Greens determined to be free, or the gathering internal implosion of a revolution that’s run its course. But the time clock on Iran’s nuclear weapons program is ticking faster than either one of those now. Absent action from the outside, from the U.S., Israel, and/or the international community, Iran will be a nuclear weapons power in the very near future. Whether it chooses to demonstrate that status with a test launch, like India and Pakistan, an out-of-the-blue genocidal bolt against Israel, or a life-altering electro-magnetic pulse attack over the U.S., will soon be out of any of our hands unless somebody stops the mullahs soon and forcibly.

The courageous Dutch politician, Geert Wilders (currently on trial in Amsterdam for daring to speak the truth about Islamic jihad), has called America “The Last Man Standing.” The question is: are we? Are we really?


Clare M. Lopez is the Vice President of The Intelligence Summit and a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies. Her article, republished with the author's permission, originally appeared--over here--in Human Events. Click and scroll here for more timely and important articles by this truly expert foreign affairs analyst.

Iran Needs Revolution, Not Reform


Fascism can't be reformed....

On the eve of the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Iran clearly needs a revolution--a smashing of the state machinery. All the garbage ... the missile-mad mullahs and the atomic ayatollahs ... the SS-like Revolutionary Guard and the SA-like Basij ... must be swept away. The country must be de-Islamized.

But the regime has all the guns, and it is prepared to use them--to kill thousands of Iranians--in order to remain in power. Its security forces are well armed and increasingly well funded. The annual budget of the dreaded Basij, for example, is now reported to exceed $500 million. Click here for a timely and important article about the militia's growing clout.

The best hope for regime change from within--for replacing the so-called Islamic Republic (which the Obama administration sought to "engage") with a real democracy--is for a mass uprising that will move members of the regular armed forces to turn their guns on the mass-murdering, mass-raping Revolutionary Guard and the Basij. Some truly patriotic, secretly secular army officers may be brave enough to side with the people in their hour of need. Ordinary soldiers could follow. Armories could be opened up, arsenals of weapons made available--for the democracy-seekers. One can only hope....

Accent on truly patriotic officers. Iran's survival could be in their hands. The country's current leaders may seem invincible today--the way Hitler and his Nazi henchmen once seemed invincible to millions of people around the globe. But, just as the Nazis ultimately succeeded in destroying the Germany they had rebuilt and rearmed, the Islamonazis will destroy Iran if they are not overthrown. Their mad quest for a "world without America and Israel" is most likely to end in a world without ... Iran.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Israeli Professor Says Earth is Cooling

Global warming theories are all wrong. The Earth is cooling, and human activity is irrelevant. Click here for the story.

Cruel Joke: US Preparing Laughable Iran Sanctions


A cruel joke by the Islamist-appeasing Obama administration.

After allowing Iran another year to acquire atomic arms, as per the predictions of China Confidential analysts and other experts, the administration is preparing to target the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) for special sanctions in the hope that the measures will divide the Iranian people, and so on and so forth. Click here for the story.

Utter nonsense. The IRGC should be targeted, alright--for annihilation.

Diplomacy is dead; and it's way too late for sanctions. Barring internal revolution--a miraculous popular revolt backed by the regular armed forces--Iran will become a nuclear weapons state, making a major conflict inevitable.

Will it be fought on Iranian or U.S. terms?

Now, China Wants to 'Punch' the US

Weakness invites aggression.

For the second time this week, foreign leaders are vowing or urging a "punch" against America. Reuters reports:
Senior Chinese military officers have proposed that their country boost defense spending, adjust PLA deployments, and possibly sell some U.S. bonds to punish Washington for its latest round of arms sales to Taiwan.

The calls for broad retaliation over the planned U.S. weapons sales to the disputed island came from officers at China's National Defence University and Academy of Military Sciences, interviewed by Outlook Weekly, a Chinese-language magazine published by the official Xinhua news agency.

Continue here.

Chavez Calls Twitter Terrorist Tool







The Communist Crackpot of Caracas, Venezuela's anti-American, anti-Israel, antidemocratic dictator, Hugo Chavez, nuclear-arming Iran's partner in international intrigue, has called the social networking service Twitter a terrorist tool. Read about his latest lunacy here.

Radical Islam Rising in Central Asia


The monster unleashed....

Radical Islam is rising across Central Asia. Click here for the story.

Unfortunately, Russia and the United States have not united to defeat the Islamist foe. Even after 9/11, the U.S. showed signs of still hoping to use fascistic political Islam against Moscow, as if the Cold War had not ended and the (Saudi-financed) Al Qaeda-mega-attacks had not happened. At least, that is how the Russians saw the situation, still feeling encircled and threatened.

So much for the Bush years. The Obama administration has made matters worse with its policy of "engagement" (code for appeasing and trying to align with the Islamists, excluding Al Qaeda). Russia is especially sensitive to Grand Bargain plots that recall the Great Game of British-Czarist imperial rivalry.

Unity is critically important. Just as the U.S. and the Soviet Union were compelled to unite as allies in order to defeat Nazi Germany, the superpowers will have to join forces to defeat the Islamonazis.

In fact, the U.S. and Russia will also need China--a reconstituting, in effect, of the World War II alliance.

Bloodbath Looms in Iran


There will be blood.

Iranian sources say the Islamonazi regime is prepared to massacre thousands of anti-government protesters this Thursday, on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in order to crush the opposition for once and all.

Units of the IRGC and its Basij militia have been fully mobilized, with orders to use all necessary force to put an end to the protests.

Mass arrests--and mass casualties--are expected.

The violent showdown with the opposition could be the "stunning punch" that Iran's Supreme Islamonazi Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has promised to deliver to Western powers, which he blames for stirring unrest in Iran. But the atomic ayatollah may have more than murdering protesters in mind; he and maniac-in-chief Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be planning a major terrorist attack on Israel, which they regard as a Western outpost that must be destroyed, using Iran's Islamonazi proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas.

UPDATE: IRAN MILITIA MEMBERS ATTACKING WESTERN EMBASSIES.
Click here for the story.

Israel PM Calls for 'Crippling' Iran Sanctions


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called for immediate imposition of "crippling" sanctions on Iran, which, he says, is "racing forward to produce nuclear weapons." Click here for the story. Be sure to watch the video.

In fact, it is too late for sanctions. U.S. and European appeasement of Islamonazi Iran has made war inevitable.

That said, the United States is pushing for sanctions. But China is urging more diplomacy, as VOA reports here.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Iran and Pakistan Drawing Closer

Bad news.

Nuclear-arming Iran and nuclear-armed Pakistan are drawing closer, as reported here and here.

Released Gitmo Prisoner Threatens US

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who went through a phony Saudi Arabian rehabilitation program following his release in 2007--only to again link up with Al Qaeda--has issued a new terrorist threat against the United States. Read about it here. Notice the headline writer's use of "extremist," in line with the Obama administration's policy to ban "terrorist" and "war" because the latter two words are seen as antagonistic to the so-called Muslim world.

Egypt Arrests Islamists Who Applauded Obama

Good news.

Egypt has moved against the Muslim Brotherhood, arresting three senior leaders of the Islamist movement that spawned Al Qaeda. Click here for the story.

All three detainees attended and applauded U.S. President Barack Obama's historic address to "the Muslim world" from Cairo University on June 4, 2009. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo pressured the still secular Egyptian government to invite the Islamist terrorist supporters to the President's speech, which, by definition, endorsed a key Islamist concept--the existence of a supranational Muslim nation in opposition to the West.

Egyptian government leaders would have welcomed a U.S. Presidential speech to Egyptians, or to the Arab world. Obama's address to the so-called Muslim world, however, was seen as an ominous sign, reminiscent of President Jimmy Carter's abandonment and betrayal of the Shah of Iran.

John Bolton Agrees With China Confidential: Military Action Only Way to Stop Iran from Getting A-Bombs

John Bolton, America's former U.N. envoy, says only force can stop Iran from acquiring atomic arms. It's even too late for a gasoline embargo, he adds. Click below to watch a clip from his interview with Fox News.

Prince of Persia Producers Petrified Coming Conflict With Real-Life Persia (Islamonazi Iran) Will Kill Film

CHINA CONFIDENTIAL EXCLUSIVE

China Confidential has learned that the producers of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time are petrified that the coming conflict with nuclear-arming, Islamonazi Iran, formerly known as Persia, will ruin their release, scheduled for May 2010.

The screenplay of the big budget, Walt Disney studio film, which is based on a popular video game franchise, follows an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world.

China Confidential Middle East analysts and correspondents believe that war with Iran and its Islamonazi proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas, is inevitable and most likely to break out before this August.

Clinton Double Talking on Iran, N. Korea, Al Qaeda

On the one hand, Iran and North Korea pose the greatest "country" threats to U.S. national security, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On the other hand, non-state actor Al Qaeda is a greater threat, she asserts. JTA has the story--here.

Iranian Supreme Leader Promises to 'Punch' the West on Feb. 11; Long List of Possible Provocations




Countdown to conflict with Islamonazi Iran....

The turbaned tyranny, North Korea's partner in nuclear and missile crimes, is again vowing to strike the West this week--on Thursday, to be more precise. Click here to read about the Supreme Islamonazi Leader's promise to deliver a stunning "punch" on the 31st anniversary of the Islamonazi takeover of Iran (carried out with an assist from the craven Carter administration, which sought to jump aboard the islamonazi bandwagon by betraying an important ally, Iran's modernizing monarch, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, may his soul rest in peace).

What is Islamonazi Iran planning for February 11?

No way to know as of this writing; but the list of possible provocations and aggressive acts by the Islamonazi regime that the Obama administration sought to "engage" is long and frightening. Among the menacing possibilities: a coordinated, Iranian/Hezbollah/Hamas assault on Israel, which Iran views as a Western outpost that must be wiped off the map; Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps/Hezbollah attacks on overseas, U.S., Israeli, and Jewish community targets--from military bases and ships to embassies and community centers; kidnapping an Israeli diplomat or businessman stationed or traveling abroad; interfering with oil shipments from the Persian Gulf; threatening to close the Gulf if Iran is slapped with new sanctions; mass executions of Iranian opposition activists and accused "spies" and "saboteurs;" violent crushing of opposition protests; test-firing one or more new, long-range missiles, perhaps from cargo ships, in order to demonstrate Iran's ability to deploy an offensive weapon that could threaten U.S. coastal cities with destruction; announcing that a fleet of such vessels, flying flags of convenience, has already been deployed as a deterrent to U.S. or Israeli attacks on Iranian nuclear sites; and actual detonation of a nuclear weapon or dirty bomb.

UPDATE: IRAN MOVES CLOSER TO NUKE WARHEAD CAPABILITY. Click here for the story.

UPDATE: SHOWDOWN LOOMS. Click here for the story. There is no diplomatic solution to the problem of nuclear-arming, Islamonazi Iran. Regime change is the only way forward--from within or without.

Iran Advancing Toward Armageddon, as Appeasement Fails to Stop Islamonazi Regime


The Obama administration's appeasement policy has backfired.

Islamonazi Iran, a nation the administration had hoped to "engage" (appease and align with in a Grand Bargain) is marching toward nuclear power--and nuclear war.

Read all about it here.

And click here for another telling report on Iranian intentions, which are clearly warlike. As if to underscore this point, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday the destruction of Israel was "imminent." China Confidential analysts believe Iran is preparing a sneak attack on the Jewish State, using Iran's Islamonazi terrorist proxies Hezbollah and Hamas, and, also, possibly, Iran's secular but steadily Islamizing ally, Syria. Coordinated terrorist attacks on overseas U.S. targets--and the U.S. homeland--are also likely. [Israeli leaders are vigilant, and will take any and all necessary measures--using any and all necessary weapons--to prevent a second Holocaust. They understand that "international law is not a suicide pact," as a leading authority on anticipatory self-defense has so eloquently explained--here--in the Jewish Press.]

War with Iran is coming; and the Obama administration deserves much, if not most, of the blame. The administration misread Iranian intentions, just as Britain and France misread Nazi Germany's intentions in the years leading up to World War II; and, just as appeasement of Hitler made war with Germany inevitable, appeasement of Ahmadinejad and the atomic ayataollahs is making war with Islamonazi Iran inevitable.


Will Obama Resign?

When the conflict with Iran starts, will Obama have the decency to resign?

Probably not. This reporter believes the pro-appeasement U.S. President still intends to punish ... Israel ... if it preemptively strikes Iran's nuclear and missile installations. He has made outreach (code for apologizing and submitting) to "the Islamist world"--a supposed supranational entity on a par with the U.S. and other superpowers--the foundation of a fatally flawed foreign policy. Click here for the April 2009 China Confidential analysis.

Allowing Islamonazi Iran an additional year to acquire atomic arms, treating alien, Islamonazi terrorists and war criminals like common criminals--entitled to civilian court trials, public defenders, and plea bargains--and tacitly endorsing Islamonazi core concepts, such as the notion that sharia unites the world's Muslims to a degree that transcends all other legal systems and national boundaries, and core customs (e.g. barbaric burqa wearing) are all part of the same, perfidious and potentially catastrophic policy. There are fundamentally no meaningful differences between Obama's approaches to Iran, terrorism, and "the Muslim world." To pretend that these are separate issues, neatly compartmentalized, is to play into the hands of the Islamonazi-appeasing administration--and the Islamonazi foe that muses openly about a world without America and Israel.

UPDATE: OBAMA HAS NOT RULED OUT BRINGING KSM TO NYC
. Click here for the story.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

On Obama, Holder and Today's Peace Democrats



Looking back to go forward....

The Copperheads were pro-slavery northern Democrats who opposed Republican President Abraham Lincoln's vigorous prosecution of America's Civil War. They were also known as Peace Democrats. Republicans compared them to poisonous snakes; hence, the copperhead label, which the Peace Democrats cleverly flipped to signify the head of a copper penny and the likeness of liberty.

The Copperheads of our time are Democrats who oppose the war to save humanity from being enslaved by a clerical fascist creed called radical Islam, or Islamism. Unlike the Peace Democrats of the Civil War, today's antiwar activists are actually in power. Ironically, they are led by the first African-American President of the United States, Barack Obama, who has made appeasement of radical Islam the foundation of his administration's failed foreign policy, and the first African-American U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, who has been a crucial player in the administration's attempts to downgrade the war on Islamist terrorism to the level of a mere law enforcement challenge. Click here to read an excellent editorial about Holder's handling of the Christmas Day passenger jet bomber--an alien, Islamist terrorist treated like a common criminal, a "suspect" entitled to a federal public defender, a plea bargain, and a civilian court trial.

In related news, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Al Qaeda threat to the U.S. is even more serious than the threat posed by nuclear-arming Iran. Click here for the story.

In fact, Iran and Al Qaeda are for all practical purposes the same enemy. Their theological differences are immaterial as far as U.S. security is concerned. Both foes are implacable; they intend to destroy Israel, drive the United States from the Middle East, and dominate Europe--for starters. A world without America and Israel is the ultimate objective, as Iranian maniac-in-chief Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said. Just as Israel is a thorn in the Islamist side, preventing the dream of a pan-Islamist Middle East from becoming a reality, the U.S. stands in the way of Islamist world conquest.

With Peace Democrats in power, catastrophe looms.

POSTSCRIPT: Given the nature of the Islamist threat and the well documented history of Islamist-Nazi cooperation, the only thing that this reporter can imagine that would be more offensive than an African-American President appeasing Islamist tyranny and terrorism--a President who bowed deeply and submissively to the king of Saudi Arabia, a country with no human or civil rights, and allowed Iran a crucial additional year to develop nuclear weapons--would be a Jewish-American President appeasing Islamist tyranny and terrorism. There has never been a Jewish President of the U.S. But two of Obama's closest collaborators are Jewish--Senior Political Advisor David Axelrod and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

The party in power can also be compared to the Progressive Party that ran former Vice President Henry Wallace for President in 1948. Endorsed by the Communist Party USA, the Progressive Party was riddled with Communists, Communist sympathizers, and Communist dupes. It opposed President Truman's prosecution of the Cold War to stop Soviet expansion--at a time when Stalinist Russia was clearly committed to an imperialist foreign policy aimed at overthrowing the status quo and dominating, if not enslaving, all of Europe. The Obama administration's attempts to appease and actually align with Islamist Iran--and Islamism in general, with the exception of Al Qaeda, but including the Taliban--recall Wallace's advocacy of cooperation with the Soviet Union.


UPDATE: PALIN TELLS OBAMA TO BACK ISRAEL, BOMB IRAN

Israel Today reports former Alaska governor and U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Sunday sent a message to President Barack Obama that he can mend his failing popularity and ensure his chances of reelection in 2012 by standing firmly behind Israel and realizing that the time has arrived to resort to military options to thwart Iran's nuclear program.

Speaking on Fox News, Palin stated, "Say [Obama] decided to declare war on Iran or decided to really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel - which I would like him to do - that changes the dynamics of what we can assume will happen between now and three years. Because I think if the election were today, Obama would not be elected."

Indeed, a recent poll by Politico showed Obama being edged out by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee if elections were held today. Newly-elected Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) has also been touted as a possible contender in 2012 due his being voted in on the strength of his opposition to Obama's health care plans.

Palin is also seen as a possible candidate, though even her own party has dragged her through the mud quite a bit over the past year.

Iran Says it Arrested Seven US Spies

Islamonazi Iran says it has arrested seven spies--alleged agents of U.S. intelligence--who were trained in "sabotage." Click here for the story.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Global Warming Hoax Unraveling

The manmade global warming hoax is thankfully unraveling. Every day brings new revelations. Click here for the analysis.

Obama Bows to North Korea on Terrorism

U.S. President Barack Obama has removed North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, as reported here, even though the Stalinist/Kimist criminal state is Iran's partner in nuclear/missile crime.

Obama doesn't really care about Iran, according to--click here--this analysis.

Resurgent Russia Sees NATO and US Moves to Counter Missile-Mad Iran as Security Threats










Resurgent Russia says it is more concerned about the United States and NATO than nuclear-arming, missile-mad Iran. Click here for the story.

The U.S. needs to reassess its foreign policy--immediately. The U.S. cannot defeat radical Islam while antagonizing Russia and China. Recall that it took an alliance with the Soviet Union to win World War II.

India Snubs UN Climate Change Panel

India is forming its own climate change panel, saying it can no longer rely on the U.N. group, the IPCC, which, ironically, is headed by an Indian scientist. Another nail in the manmade global warming coffin. Click here for the story.

Obama Refers to His Faith and Citizenship

Is this a red herring or an attempt to neutralize an issue that refuses to die?

U.S. President Barack Obama drew applause and sympathetic laughter during his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday by taking a shot at critics who claim he is a foreign-born Muslim. Click on the video below.



In fact, Obama was born a Muslim in accordance with Islamic law, which traces religion through the father; and he studied and practiced Islam as a child in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country. A school registration certificate, completed by Obama's Muslim stepfather, lists the pupil's citizenship as Indonesian and religion as Muslim. There is no evidence that Obama ever formally converted to Christianity; and he has made outreach to the so-called Muslim world--an Islamist concept--and appeasement of Islamist Iran and islamism in general, including downgrading the war on Islamist terror to the level of a law enforcement challenge, complete with plea bargains and civilian court trials for captured alien, Muslim terrorists, the foundation of a failing foreign policy.

The Arab street, not surprisingly, counts Obama as a Muslim. Just ask passersby in East Jerusalem or Gaza.

WND provides additional pertinent background information on the eligibility issue, which has ironically been given a boost of sorts by Obama's own remarks. WND:

... Challenges have focused on Obama's citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Further, others question his citizenship by virtue of his attendance in Indonesian schools during his childhood and question on what passport did he travel to Pakistan three decades ago.

Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation, such as his original birth certificate. While his supporters cite an online version of a "Certification of Live Birth" from Hawaii as his birth verification, critics point out such documents actually were issued for children not born in the state.

Among documentation not yet available for Obama is his kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records and his adoption records.


Click below for a blast from the past--the famous "Muslim faith" verbal slip video.




Finally, click here for the website and below for the trailer of a film about radical Islam and Islamist terror that will never be screened in the Obama White House.