Saturday, February 04, 2012

Israel claims Iran is producing long-range missiles that could hit US as it 'plans attack on Tehran within months'


Lies here of the Obama warmongers truly incredible:  Do they really believe world has forgotten run up to Afghanistan and Iraq:  U.S. Christian fundamentalist nuts pray for WWIII to bring on "rapture" where dead will rise and all the "saved" will be vacuumed up by their God and magically transported to "heaven"

Daily Mail
By Mark Duell and Hugo Gye
02/03/2012

Fears of a global nuclear war breaking out were today stoked after Israel suggested Iran has been developing missiles with an extraordinary range of 6,200 miles - enough to reach the U.S.

An international political storm is now in full force as the U.S. desperately tries to talk Israel out of an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities amidst fears a strike could now come within just two months.

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Israel's deputy prime minister Moshe Ya'alon said the missiles were being tested at a site near Tehran that was destroyed three months ago and they were ‘aimed at America, not at us’.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta concerned Israel could strike in April Iran 'will retaliate over Western-imposed oil sanctions or attack threat'

Israel: Iran has long-distance ballistic missiles with range of 6,200 miles.

Western world on high alert as it's believed Iran is making nuclear bomb.

China urged to use its influence and stop Iran from producing weapons.

The U.S. doesn’t believe Iran is producing such a long-range missile, but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is still reportedly fearful of a growing chance Israel would attack Iran as early as April.

‘Threatening Iran and attacking Iran will harm America,’ Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned in a defiant speech on Friday.

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‘Sanctions will not have any impact on ‘our determination to continue our nuclear course’ and it will impose any threats ‘at the right time’, he added.

‘I have no fear of saying that we will back and help any nation or group that wants to confront and fight against the Zionist regime (Israel).’

America is leaning heavily on Israel, even though it has largely concluded that outside argument will have little effect on Israeli decision-making.

'In light of the realisation of the divine promise by almighty God, the Zionists and the Great Satan (America) will soon be defeated,' Mr Khamenei added, reported World Net Daily.

The stand-off poses a major political challenge for President Obama, who has been regularly mocked by most of the GOP presidential candidates for failing to take a tougher stance against Iran.

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Israel fears that Iran is fast approaching a point at which a limited military strike no longer would be enough to head off an Iranian bomb.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and defense minister Ehud Barak have been increasingly vocal in expressing concern that Israel might be running out of time.

'The world has no doubt that Iran’s nuclear program is steadily nearing readiness and is about to enter an immunity zone,' Mr Barak said, reported Bloomberg.

'If the sanctions don’t achieve their goal of halting Iran’s nuclear weapons program, there will arise the need of weighing an operation.'

Mr Ya'alon told a security conference Iran was successfully building long-distance ballistic missiles. He said: 'Such a non-conventional regime should not have such non-conventional capabilities.'  He told the annual Herzliya national security conference in Israel that an Iranian military compound that mysteriously exploded on November 12 last year was developing long-range missiles.

Secretary Panetta believes Israel could strike before Iran enters a 'zone of immunity' to start building a nuclear bomb, reported the Washington Post.

Scare: An Iranian security guard walks past a gate of the Bushehr nuclear power plant as its reactor building is seen in background, just outside the city of Bushehr, south of the capital Tehran

The Israelis fear the Iranians will soon have ‘enough enriched uranium in deep underground facilities to make a weapon’, the newspaper reported.

'Threatening Iran and attacking Iran will harm America'

Mr Khamenei said any U.S. strike against Iran would backfire and the ‘painful and crippling’ Western sanctions would only increase its resilience.

‘Americans say all options are on the table - even the option of military strike,’ he said. ‘Any military strike is ten times more harmful for America.  Mr Khamenei said strike threats show the U.S. can only use ‘force and bloodshed to achieve its goals’ and cannot speak against ‘Iran's logic'.

‘Such sanctions will benefit us,’ he said. ‘We would not achieve military progress if sanctions were not imposed on Iran's military sector.’  Mr Khamenei described Israel as a 'cancerous tumour that should be cut and will be cut’ and talked about Iran assisting foreign militant groups.

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Escalating row: The U.S. has sent the USS Abraham Lincoln to the Strait of Hormuz along with British warships after Iran threatened to close the strait.  Israel, widely believed to possess the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal, views Iran's uranium enrichment projects as a major threat.

The delay of a joint U.S.-Israeli military exercise due in spring may signal the prospect of an Israeli attack soon, reported the Washington Post.

'Israel has indicated they are considering this, and we have indicated our concerns'

Iran has said repeatedly it could close the vital Strait of Hormuz Gulf oil export route if sanctions succeed in preventing it exporting crude.

Israel estimates it could make four atomic bombs by further enriching uranium already stockpiled, and its first bomb within a year of starting.

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China stepped up its opposition to a Western push for tighter sanctions, warning tensions over the nuclear programme are hurting energy markets.

It comes a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Beijing to use its influence to persuade Iran to give up its nuclear programme.

Tricky situation: Iran has said repeatedly it could close the vital Strait of Hormuz Gulf oil export route if sanctions succeed in preventing it exporting crude

China, the biggest buyer of Iranian oil, has long opposed unilateral sanctions that target Iran's energy sector and has tried to reduce tensions.

Escalating tensions between Iran and the West have pushed up Brent crude prices by about 9 per cent since mid-December.

'Sanctions will benefit us. We would not achieve military progress if sanctions were not imposed on Iran's military sector'

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President Barack Obama maintains the U.S. is reserving the right to attack Iran if it one day feels it must, but an Israeli strike on Iran is more likely.

'Israel has indicated they are considering this, and we have indicated our concerns,' Secretary Panetta said on Thursday in Brussels.

In Washington, the Senate Banking Committee easily approved yet more penalties on Tehran on Thursday in a sweeping measure.

It’s not yet law but would, amongst other plans, expand penalties for energy and uranium mining joint ventures with Tehran.

Congress approved - and President Obama signed - a bill last month to target financial institutions that do business with Iran's Central Bank.


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Iran's Khamenei warns over military strike, oil embargo threat : Videos


Spastic, illiterate Iranian mullahs + An insane, elitist, narcissistic, power mad corporate lackey U.S. president presiding over a nation of cowards + A Jewish nutcase (Netanyahu) with a death wish for himself, his country and the World = WWIII:  Americans should still be able to do this kind of math... or... perhaps not

Reuters
02/03/2012

TEHRAN (Reuters) - 

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday the Islamic Republic would not yield to international pressure to abandon its nuclear course, threatening retaliation for sanctions aimed at Iran's oil exports.

"Threatening Iran and attacking Iran will harm America ... Sanctions will not have any impact on our determination to continue our nuclear course ... In response to threats of oil embargo and war, we have our own threats to impose at the right time," Khamenei told worshippers in a speech broadcast live on state television.

"I have no fear of saying that we will back and help any nation or group that wants to confront and fight against the Zionist regime (Israel)."









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America's Most Miserable Cities, 2012


The worst of the worst, Americans will live buried up to their beady little eyeballs in shit before they would dare question their Gods in the White House (THEIR House),  fucking cowards flaccidly, obediently awaiting their executioners

Forbes
By Kurt Badenhausen
02/02/2012

Miami is a playground for the rich and famous. Celebrities flock to parties at South Beach clubs and then return to their $10 million mansions in Miami Beach and Key Biscayne. It’s a leading city in culture, finance and international trade. But away from the glitz and glamor, many ordinary Miamians are struggling.

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A crippling housing crisis has cost multitudes of residents their homes and jobs. The metro area has one of the highest violent crime rates in the country and workers face lengthy daily commutes. Add it all up and Miami takes the top spot in our ranking of America’s Most Miserable Cities.




In pictures: America's Most Miserable Cities
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The most famous way to gauge misery is the Misery Index developed by economist Arthur Okun in the 1960s, which combines unemployment and inflation. Our take on misery is based on the things that people complain about on a regular basis.

The most famous way to gauge misery is the Misery Index developed by economist Arthur Okun in the 1960s, which combines unemployment and inflation. Our take on misery is based on the things that people complain about on a regular basis.

We looked at 10 factors for the 200 largest metro areas and divisions in the U.S. Some are serious, like violent crime, unemployment rates, foreclosures, taxes (income and property), home prices and political corruption. Other factors we included are less weighty, like commute times, weather and how the area’s pro sports teams did. While sports, commuting and weather can be considered trivial by many, they can be the determining factor in the level of misery for a significant number of people. One tweak to this year’s list: we swapped out sales tax rates for property tax rates. Miami would have finished No. 1 under the old methodology as well.

Miami has local company in misery on our list: the West Palm Beach metropolitan division ranks fourth and Fort Lauderdale is seventh. Both areas have been hit hard by the housing crises.

Michigan’s troubled duo of Detroit and Flint clock in at No. 2 and No. 3 among the most miserable cities. The cities have been reeling for decades due to the decline of the U.S. auto industry and in recent years have been demolishing houses to change their city landscapes. Detroit has closed schools and laid off police, while Michigan appointed an emergency manager last year to take over Flint’s budget and operations. Detroit and Flint rank No. 1 and No. 3 when it comes to violent crime, and unemployment over the past three years in both communities has also been among the worst in the U.S.

Last year’s most miserable city, Stockton, ranks No. 11 this year. Stockton got a boost as housing prices have stabilized to some degree after a 45% drop between 2006 and 2008. They also benefited from our replacement of sales tax rates with property taxes in the methodology (Stockton would have finished No. 6 under the old methodology). Stockton still has plenty of problems, though. It ranks among the country’s six worst when it comes to unemployment, foreclosures and violent crime.

Here's a look at America's 10 most miserable cities:

10. Warren, MI
Photo: Getty Images
The housing market collapsed in the Warren metro area, which includes Troy and Farmington Hills. The median home price is down 50% over the past three years, the second biggest drop in the U.S. after Detroit.

9. Rockford, IL
Photo: AP
Property tax rates were fifth highest in the country in 2010. The median tax bill was $3,234 on home values of $136,000 for a rate of 2.4%.

8. Toledo, OH
Photo: Flickr | Joel Washing
The city is ensnared in a scandal within its Department of Neighborhoods that involves alleged bid rigging and stolen funds. The FBI and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are investigating the crimes. Toledo scores poorly when it comes to income and property tax rates.

7. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Photo: AP
The spring break mecca has been hit hard by the housing downturn. Median home prices in the metro division that includes Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach are down 50% since 2006 to a recent $183,000.

6. Chicago, IL
Winter weather is perceived to be an issue.
Photo: Getty Images
The Windy City is a cultural and financial center, but its residents must endure gridlock traffic, high property taxes and brutal winters. Commute times to work average 31 minutes, eighth worst in the U.S.

5. Sacramento, CA
Photo: AP
Sacramento’s lone pro sports team is flirting with a move to Anaheim unless the city delivers financing for a new arena. Sac-Town might not miss them. The team has lost 73% of its games since the start of the 2008-09 season. Foreclosures in California's capital were among the 10 highest last year.

4. West Palm Beach, FL
South Florida has long been stained by corruption. One of the latest examples: Jose Rodriguez, the mayor of Boynton Beach (part of the West Palm metropolitan division) was suspended from his office last month by Gov. Rick Scott after he was arrested for allegedly using his position to obstruct a child abuse probe involving his wife's estranged daughter. Home prices in the West Palm area are off 50% since 2006.

3. Flint, MI
Photo: Flickr | NESJumpman
Flint razed 775 abandoned homes in the year ending October 2011, to try and change the city landscape. The state of Michigan appointed an emergency manager last year to take over Flint's budget and operations. Crime remains a severe problem with the violent crime rate the third worst in the U.S.

2. Detroit, MI
Photo: Getty Images
Detroit has closed schools and laid off police in an effort to avoid a bankruptcy filing this year. Home prices are down 54% the past three years, worst in the U.S. The median price was $38,000 last year in the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn metro division.

1. Miami, FL
Photo: Getty Images
The housing crisis has devastated Miami with 47% of homeowners sitting on underwater mortgages. Foreclosures have been rampant with 364,000 properties in the Miami area entering the foreclosure process since 2008 according to RealtyTrac.


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WAYNE MADSEN : War Whores: where our taxpayer money has gone in Iraq - High Class Prostitutes for the Generals


Another sick twist to the already despicable story on the illegal invasion of Iraq; our fearless "leaders" happily humping their way through war with fraudulent "media" whores while their troops die in thousands, a "leadership" requirement for officers serving in Iraq

Wayne Madsen Report
By Wayne Madsen
02/01/2012

Two government audits state that of $3 billion provided by the Iraqi government to the U.S. Defense Department in 2004, $2 billion spent between July 2004 and December 2007 cannot be accounted for. The audits were conducted by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

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In addition, many of the records on the expenditures could not be located by auditors. A senior State Department source revealed where some of the missing money may have ended up.

While serving as Commanding General of III Corps and later as Commanding General of United States Forces - Iraq, current U.S. Army chief of staff General Ray Odierno was fond of flying young and attractive female "bloggers" to Iraq for special tours of various U.S.-funded infrastructure improvement projects in Iraq, most of which were monumental failures and testaments to widespread fraud, waste, and abuse in Iraq. One of the failed projects was a failed chicken processing plant.

Apparently, Odierno was interested in more than his projects receiving good press in the United States, according to our source. Odierno is reportedly an avid user of Facebook and other social networking sites.

Studly General Ray Odierno, screwing whores as his troops die
The government auditors may not receive much cooperation from Odierno if they decide to pursue America's high-tech version of Japan's war-time use of "comfort women," that is, prostitutes, in war zones to entertain Japanese occupation troops.

Odierno has been the public face for the Pentagon at forums where he speaks on his leadership qualities. Privately, however, Odierno appears to be more interested in having the taxpayers finance the Pentagon's version of e-Harmony to advertise his other "qualities."




Wayne MADSEN (USA)

Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. Has some twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. 

Wayne Madsen
Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club. Lives in Washington, D.C. 



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