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Iranian Missiles Locked on US Aircraft Carrier
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi blamed the US navy for its excited and unprofessional moves after Iran arrested 10 US marines for trespassing on its territorial waters, warning that his forces' coast-to-sea missiles were awaiting orders to hit the American aircraft carrier deployed in the region.

Read more: http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941023001131
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january 2016 by inboxnews
US Government Proposes Law Making It Illegal For Them To Kill You
Last Friday, US Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced HR 6357, a bill which aims to ‘prohibit the extrajudicial killing of United States citizens’ by the federal government. In other words, in the Land of the Free, they need to pass a law to prevent the government from indiscriminately murdering its own citizens.

Now if this doesn’t give one reason to pause and consider the distortions of liberty that have taken place in western civilization, I don’t know what will.
citizen  us  kill  murder  hitman  missles  rights 
august 2012 by ProactiveMike
How Many Nukes Does China Have?
Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal about Phillip Karber, head of the Asian Arms Control Project at Georgetown University, who was commissioned by the Pentagon in 2008 to look into China’s “Underground Great Wall” and the size of its nuclear force:

China’s tunnel-digging mania did not end with Mao’s death. If anything, it intensified. In December 2009, as part of the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic, the PLA announced to great fanfare that the Second Artillery Corps has built a cumulative total of 3,000 miles of tunnels—half of them during the last 15 years.

“If you started in New Hampshire,” notes Mr. Karber by way of reference, “and went to Chicago, then Dallas, then Tijuana, that would be about 3,000 miles.”

Why would the Second Artillery be intent on so much tunneling? There are, after all, other ways of securing a nuclear arsenal. And even with a labor force as vast and as cheap as China’s, the cost of these tunnels—well-built, well-lit, paved, high-ceilinged and averaging six miles in length—is immense.

The extent of the tunneling was also hard to square with the supposedly small size of the Chinese nuclear arsenal, which is commonly believed to be in the range of 240-400 warheads. “So they’ve built 10 miles of tunnel for every warhead?” Mr. Karber recalls asking himself. “That doesn’t make sense; it’s kind of overkill.”

Karber’s research questions Western estimates of China’s nuclear capabilities and, as Stephens notes, calls out the dangers of China achieving supremacy in a field that the United States has pledged to reduce in size. Last week, a U.S. lawmaker warned of China’s extensive tunnel systems and the lack of transparency surrounding its nuclear strategy.

See also previous coverage of China’s nuclear weapons plans and the concerns of U.S. officials over the threat of a modern Chinese nuclear arsenal.

© Scott Greene for China Digital Times (CDT), 2011. |
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