Israel National News: Airstrikes can no longer stop nuclear program, US can do nothing short of military occupation, says report
The Iranian regime is closer than ever before to creating a nuclear bomb, according to RAND Corporation researcher Gregory S. Jones.
At its current rate of uranium enrichment, Tehran could have enough for its first bomb within eight weeks, Jones said in a report published this week.
He added that despite reports of setbacks in its nuclear program, the Iranian regime is steadily progressing towards a bomb. Unfortunately, Jones says, there is nothing the US can do to stop Tehran, short of military occupation.
The researcher based his report on recent findings by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), published two weeks ago. Making the bomb will take around two months, he says, because constructing a nuclear warhead is a complicated step in the process.
Jones stresses that stopping Iran will require deploying forces on the ground, because airstrikes are no longer sufficient. The reality is that the US and Israel have failed to keep Iran from developing a nuclear warhead whenever it wants, Jones says. (See the complete report at www.israelnationalnew.com)
Naksa Day. Syrian Protesters paid to die
How low can Middle East politics go? The Reform Party of Syria announced on their website that farmers were paid $1000 each to challenge the Israeli Defence Forces at the Golan Heights border.
This was the so-called public uprising on Naksa Day when Arabs protest their defeat by Israeli in the 1967 war.
Currently Syrian farmers are facing severe drought and the average Syrian income is estimated to be about $200 a month.
Families were offered $25,000 if the ‘volunteers’ were killed.
“It is obvious, with this action, [Syrian President Bashar] Assad wants to divert the attention of the world away from his own massacres and brutality that resulted in some 70 deaths yesterday [Saturday] and about 30 today in Jisr al-Shoghou,” the party’s website said
More than 1,500 people have been killed and another 35,000 arrested or harassed by Assad’s forces in the eight-week uprising that has escalated from demands for reform to demanding his ouster as president.
The Obama Administration Playing Catch Up!
Not so long ago U.S. President Barak Obama and the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton were telling us President Bashar Al-Assad was ‘a reformer.’ Now he is becoming another embarrassment for the Washington think-tank.
This week Mrs Clinton said, “We are deeply concerned by reports that Internet service has been shut down across much of Syria, as have some mobile communication networks. We condemn any effort to suppress the Syrian people’s exercise of their rights to free expression. “We condemn such shutdowns in the strongest terms,” Clinton said in an attempt to get the Washington change-of-heart on record.
Al Qaeda Video: American Muslims Should Buy Guns and Kill
In a new video message released on the Internet Friday, American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims living in America to carry out deadly one-man terrorist acts using fully automatic weapons purchased at gun shows, and to target major institutions and public figures.
”What are you waiting for?” asks Gadahn in English, and then adds that jihadis shouldn’t worry about getting caught, since so many have been released. “Over these past few years, I’ve seen the release of many, many Mujahideen whom I had never even dreamed would regain their freedom.”
The two-part, two hour video appeared on jihadi websites Friday with images of jihadi leaders as well as snapshots of alleged underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan.
Both Hasan and Abdulmutallab are charged with carrying out attacks inside the U.S. Called “Do Not Rely on Others, Take the Task Upon Yourself” and produced by al Qaeda’s media arm, al Sahab, the tape mixes Gadahn’s new message with clips from old videos of Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and other al Qaeda leaders praising one-man attacks.
They call on jihadis in the West to carry out lone wolf operations.