Amos Yadlin, former director of military intelligence, Jan 2012. (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90) ‘Iran Already Past Nuclear Red Line,’ Expert Says — Times of Israel Former IDF intel chief says Tehran will be able to break out to the bomb this summer; calls for drastic increase in sanctions Iran has essentially crossed the “red line” set by Israel for its nuclear activity, and the coming few months will be a crucial period, Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, a former head of IDF Military Intelligence, said on Tuesday. Speaking at a security conference in Tel Aviv, Yadlin said that “for all intents and purposes, Iran has crossed Israel’s red line… in the summer, Iran will be a month or two away from deciding about a bomb.” Unless there is a drastic increase in international pressure on the Islamic Republic, Yadlin said, Iran will continue to expand its nuclear program. “There won’t be an agreement if there isn’t a price for [not] reaching one,” he added. Read more …. More News On Israel’s Former Intel Chief Claiming That Iran Has Already “Past The Nuclear Red Line” Yadlin: Iranian nuclear program crossed ‘red line’ — Jerusalem Post Iran to cross ‘red line’ this summer, ex-Israeli military intel chief says — JTA Israel’s former MI chief: Iran will cross nuclear ‘red line’ by summer — Haaretz Former Israeli Intelligence Chief: Iran Has Already Crossed Israel’s Red Line — Business Insider Israel: Iranian Nuke Program an ‘Express Train’ — Arutz Sheva The thin red line: Is Iran outmaneuvering the U.S. and Israel? — David Makovsky and Gabrielle Tudin, Haaretz
From Battleland/Time : “The Defense Intelligence Agency did a study that was finished last month. Now, while the contents of the study are classified, the conclusions and certain statements are not classified. And quoting from the unclassified portion, which I believe has not yet been made public, they say, quote, `DIA assesses with moderate confidence the North currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles. However, the reliability will be low.’” — Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., at a House Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday. My Comment: Apparently the Pentagon report that Rep. Doug Lamborn quoted from was mistakenly de-classified . Yup …. you are reading it right …. this report was not suppose to be made public. This explains why the White House and the Pentagon were surprised yesterday …. they do not want the public to know that North Korea probably now has some crude capability to launch nuclear missiles. This also puts the White House on the spot …. after saying that they will never accept a nuclear armed North Korea with such a missile capability …. the North Koreans have apparently already accomplished this, and are now rushing to develop this capability even further. This revelation is a bombshell …. because this was not suppose to happen, backed up by President Obama assuring our allies and the American public that the U.S. would never accept such a situation. What will now be the fallout? I expect both South Korea and Japan will revisit the possibility of developing their own nuclear capability …. raising nuclear proliferation worries in north-east Asia. But it is how countries like Iran and Israel are going to react that concerns me the most. What they are seeing is a U.S. that is all talk and no action …. a dangerous perception because this will only embolden the Iranians in their nuclear program, as well as pressuring the Israelis that they must respond unilaterally since the U.S. has proven to be unreliable and not faithful to their word on this issue.
Special Ops Group Attacks Obama Over bin Laden Bragging, Leaks — Reuters (Reuters) – A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives. Leaders of the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc, say it is nonpartisan and unconnected to any political party or presidential campaign. It is registered as a so-called social welfare group, which means its primary purpose is to further the common good and its political activities should be secondary. In the past, military exploits have been turned against presidential candidates by outside groups, most famously the Swift Boat ads in 2004 that questioned Democratic nominee John Kerry’s Vietnam War service. Read more …. Update : Special ops group attacks Obama over bin Laden bragging, leaks — Daily Caller My Comment: This is an election year …. so I expect even more criticism and politicking in the months to come.
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The USS Arizona burns after being hit by a Japanese bomb while U.S. sailors aboard the neighboring USS Tennessee spray fire hoses to force burning oil away from their ship during the air attack in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. U.S. Navy photo, National Archives collection Pearl Harbor Day: How Did Adolf Hitler React To The Attack? — Christian Science Monitor At the time of the attack, Japan was already one of the Axis powers, but Adolf Hitler did not know of its plans. On Pearl Harbor Day, a look back at the Führer’s response – and subsequent miscalculation. Exactly 70 years ago Japan hit Pearl Harbor with one of the most stunning surprise attacks in history. At the time Japan was already one of the Axis powers, linked with Italy and Germany. Given that, how did the Führer, Adolf Hitler, react? Hitler did not know of the Pearl Harbor plan beforehand. When informed in his headquarters on the evening of Dec. 7 of the strike and the damage suffered by US forces, he was “delighted,” according to British historian Ian Kershaw. Read more …. My Comment: I asked my father on where was he when he learned that the U.S. was at war with Japan because of Pearl Harbor (he was in the Soviet army on the Eastern front during this time). He only found out about it a few weeks later, and only on the news that the U.S. was now at war with Germany …. a prospect that (naturally) gave relief to him and his fellow Soviet soldiers. As to Pearl Harbor, he learned more about it after the war was finished and he was curious about the Allied effort against the Axis powers.