Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, according to a diagram obtained by The Associated Press.The diagram was leaked by officials from a country critical of Iran’s atomic program to bolster their arguments that Iran’s nuclear program must be halted before it produces a weapon. The officials provided the diagram only on condition that they and their country not be named.
The senior diplomat said the diagram was part of a series of Iranian computer-generated models provided to the IAEA by the intelligences services of member nations for use in its investigations of suspicions that Iran is trying to produce a nuclear weapon.
Iran will continue enriching uranium "with intensity", with the number of enrichment centrifuges it has operating to increase substantially in the current year, the country's nuclear energy chief was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
The comments by Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, signaled continued defiance by Iran in the face of international demands that Tehran halt enrichment to the higher 20 percent fissile purity level, close down its Fordow enrichment plant, and ship out its stockpile of the material.
"Despite the sanctions, most likely this year we will have a substantial growth in centrifuge machines and we will continue (uranium) enrichment with intensity," Abbasi-Davani was quoted as saying on Wednesday by the website of Iranian state television (IRIB).
UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano said earlier this month that Iran is enriching uranium at a constant pace and international sanctions aimed at making Tehran suspend the activity are having no visible impact.
Now it all makes sense. I was wondering why the fuss over Arafat's death and the new investigations into the causality:
The Palestinian Authority indicated it would take Israel to the International Criminal Court if it uncovers evidence Israel assassinated former PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, something that could become possible if the PA obtains an upgrade to its statehood status in the UN this week.
Speaking to reporters at a new conference in Ramallah on Tuesday, PA investigator Tawfiq Tirawi said Palestinians were gathering evidence about Arafat's death in order "to submit [it] to the International Criminal Court," Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.
Results from the tests were not expected until March or April of 2013.
The Palestinians appear certain to earn approval in the 193-member UN General Assembly for a status upgrade to "observer state" - similar to the Vatican's rank - from observer "entity." The move would implicitly recognize Palestinian statehood.
The change would likely allow the Palestinians to access bodies like the International Criminal Court in the Hague, which prosecutes people for genocide, war crimes and other major human rights violations, where it could complain about Israel.
Twin car bombs ripped through a Damascus suburb on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people and leaving dozens critically wounded, according to state media and hospital officials.
The state news agency, SANA, said two cars packed with explosives detonated early in the morning in the eastern Jaramana suburb, a district that is mostly loyal to President Bashar Assad. The area is populated mostly by Christians and Druse, a minority sect.
A series of blasts have struck regime targets in Damascus and elsewhere since last December, raising fears of a rising Islamic militant element among the forces seeking to topple Assad.
Twin car bombs carried out by the Western-backed so-called “rebels” have killed dozens of civilians in a Christian-Druze neighborhood in Damascus, highlighting the sectarian extremism, not “democratic” aspirations, as well as the level of depravity, driving opponents of the Syrian government. Immediately after the explosions, and as casualty figures began trickling in, Associated Press (AP) attempted to spin and downplay the act of terrorism, claiming in its report, “Twin car bombs kill 20 in Syria, hospitals say,” that:
“Syrian hospital officials say twin car bombs have killed at least 20 people in a Damascus suburb that is mostly loyal to President Bashar Assad.”
Excusing egregious acts of terrorism aimed at Syria’s civilian population by claiming those targeted were “mostly loyal to President Bashar Assad” has been a favorite tactic of AP, BBC, CNN, Fox News, and others. In reality, the vast majority of Syrians, from Christians to Druze, from Shia’a Muslims to moderate Sunnis, are targets of the sectarian extremist, Saudi-Wahhabi indoctrinated terrorists the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia have been funding, arming, importing from across the region, and arraying against the people of Syria since at least 2007.
The terrorists in Syria have recently received a boost by the West, arranging for them a political front in Doha, Qatar to act as the reasonable “face” for their armed terrorism, portraying the premeditated destabilization by foreign terrorists as an indigenous struggle for “freedom and democracy.” Already, even that front has suffered setbacks, as its newly US-Qatari appointed leader, Moaz al-Khatib, has been revealedas not only involved with Western oil corporations, but also has declared on Al Jazeera his intentions of establishing an “Islamic state.”
Clearly, blowing up a neighborhood full of Christians and Druze would fall in line with just such a plan, driving yet more of Syria’s diverse population beyond its borders to live as permanent refugees – not with alleged plans of “freeing” the country, or gracing a multicultural society that has lived together for centuries with “democracy.”
Western-backed terrorism has already targeted Christians across Syria, as reported in the LA Times’ “Church fears ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Christians in Homs, Syria,” as well as in USA Today’s distorted, but still telling, “Christians in Syria live in uneasy alliance with Assad, Alawites.” With the recent bombing of a Christian-Druze neighborhood in Damascus to add to the list, it is clear a concerted campaign of genocide is aimed at Syria’s many minorities by Western-backed sectarian extremists – on record, purposefully arrayed against Syria for this very purpose.
Less than a week after reaching a ceasefire agreement with Israel, Hamas’s Gaza prime minister on Tuesday outlined the movement’s next goal in its struggle: the West Bank.
After eight days of intense fighting in Israel, the strip’s Islamist rulers emerged in the Palestinian narrative as victorious against Israel, managing to sideline Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the Arab street and reignite talks of unification between the factions.
Hamas has historically been only a marginal force in the West Bank, but with its newfound popularity, Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said his group was looking to expand its reach into the Palestinian heartland in its bid to lay claim to the land.“The West Bank will be central in deciding the struggle with the occupation,” Ismail Haniyeh declared during a ceremony honoring the victims of Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza.
“[The West Bank] is central for its historic and geographic value, as well as its proximity to the enemy’s occupied cities.”
Haniyeh defined the present days as an intermediate stage between two historic phases; the first including ‘preparation and development’ and the second characterized by ‘mobilization and liberation of our land and our Jerusalem’
The assembly is expected to vote Thursday on a resolution raising their status at the United Nations from an observer to a nonmember observer state, a move they believe is an important step toward a two-state solution with Israel.
Like I said in a post yesterday, Iran is loving the Gaza conflict. The focus has been shifted off them. Scott, do you know or have you heard the lattest projected time of Iran reaching it's nuclear goal? The last thing I think I recall was February 2013. To put it in perspective, that would be 92 days from today. So, in my opinion either one of two things will happen from now until then. Either Israel will attack Iran, or they won't. Honestly I'm not sure which way the scale is leaning towards.
Well to go a step further really Iran was ultimately responsible for gaza via hamas...iran is guaranteed to be closer than any iaea predictions which is always the case. as it was w north korea china etc
I just read an article on the war in Congo. So under reported in the media.
I'm wondering about the countries who join with magog from Africa. Do we see movement in these too?
Fruchie thinks they are two of that alliance.
EVERYBODY NEEDS TO SEE THIS BLASPHEMY!!!! Jamie Foxx at the 2012 music awards calling Barack Obama "God,our Lord and Savior"
I read about that yesterday and was stunned, although at this point in the world, I probably shouldn't be. The world is so far from God these days, it's just sad. One of many signs of these end times.
So if you think the Muslim world went crazy because of a supposedly leaked film how do you think the reaction to Yasser Arafats poising will go ? Yikes .
Oh by the way anyone notice that Benghazi , Patreaus, and Gaza are out of the news now and its right back to Iran .
David & Benjamin and everybody else here, we share your revulsion. Still, just another "sign of the times" I guess.
One of the above headlines that struck me...kind of my area of huge interest...was the currency super-storm coming our way. Afraid this is but one claw of a multi-claw financial predator stalking us. Many are talking about it from their own special vantage point.....inflation, petro-dollars, world reserve currency demise, monetary velocity,export-import imbalance, tax payer vs tax taker, etc...but they are all many faces of the same animal. Each by itself would be devastating.....but that isn't how the attack will happen. When one claw comes out, they will all come out.....there's no way to stop it.
My personal opinion is that its intentionally engineered....but maybe I'm wrong. It makes no difference, the devastation is going to be beyond belief.
May our Savior call His bride home before then.
Ditto that Caver. I also am interested in the financial crisis looming. My premise all along has been the rapture will occur before the worst of it hits but that of course is somewhat speculation based on my understanding of Jesus returning as in the days of Noah when we are still in a state of business as usual.
This article paints a scary picture. If and when other countries start to deal in other currencies we will be in deep trouble. Apparently it is already underway as he listed several countries currently trading in non-US currencies.
It is hard to believe this is anything other than intentional. It is really frustrating when the media and the politicians talk about everything other than the real issues facing our nation.
I completely believe it is all intentional - all you have to do is closely read what Soros says or look at video clips of interviews with him - he spells it all out - if only people would listen. Its "hidden in plain sight". All part of an overall arching plan to get a single world currency and single world financial system through the IMF (at least initially).. And interestingly, its completely consistent with prophecy.
Waterer - I think its basically an alliance of Northern Africa - the highly muslim regions - which is probably Bin Laden's most significant legacy; as he was largely responsible for the mass movement towards radical islam in that region
Article on currency wave- from 2010- still on track...http://www.businessinsider.com/how-hyperinflation-will-happen-in-america-2010-9#
I don't have much silver, but lots of "lead"
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