cue the lightning bolts

the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


foot-stomping pearl-clutching and fainting-couch news

1. top advisor all set to blame climate skeptics, apparently undeterred despite the leaked emails showing that climate change scientists have been cooking the books

Climate change sceptics and fossil fuel companies that have lobbied against action on greenhouse gas emissions have squandered the world's chance to avoid dangerous global warming, a key adviser to the government has said.

Professor Bob Watson, chief scientist at the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs, said a decade of inaction on climate change meant it was now virtually impossible to limit global temperature rise to 2C. He said the delay meant the world would now do well to stabilise warming between 3C and 4C.

read more @ guardian

2. US military chiefs in Iraq are 'a group of Martians' say British officers

Leaked documents today reveal the extent of tensions between UK military commanders in Iraq and their US allies. The British chief of staff in Iraq, Colonel J.K. Tanner, branded his American military counterparts as 'a group of Martians' for whom 'dialogue is alien'.

'Despite our so-called "special relationship", I reckon we were treated no differently to the Portuguese,' he added. The senior UK commander in the country, Major General Andrew Stewart, disclosed how he spent 'a significant amount of my time' 'evading' and 'refusing' orders from his US superiors.

read more @ daily mail

3. Turkish anger at von Rompuy appointment

STANDFIRST: choice of European council president seen as move to block Turkish accession to EU Europe's new president, Herman Van Rompuy, faced a furious backlash in Turkey amid reports of his hostility to the country's EU membership. Suat Kiniklioglu, an influential member of the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP), told the Guardian there was "widespread Turkish sentiment" that Van Rompuy would harm Turkey's European aspirations and suggested that France and Germany had championed him for that reason. "We are concerned," said Kiniklioglu, a member of the Turkish parliament's foreign affairs committee and the AKP's deputy chairman for external affairs.

read more @ kuwait times

4. hysteria over releasing prisoners in exchange for Shalit

Binyamin Netanyahu's brother-in-law has called on the prime minister to quit rather than agree to release terrorists in exchange for captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit.

"Such a deal will lead to a vicious wave of terror," Dr Hagi Ben-Artzi told Army Radio on Monday, asserting that releasing Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in a prisoner swap deal in 1997 led to the second intifada.

"The results are very clear," he said. "And out of a great love for Bibi, I call on him not to take responsibility for the possible deaths of hundreds or thousands of Israelis on his shoulders."

Ben-Artzi said that Netanyahu would be going against his own principles and the ideals he himself had preached, were he to sign such a deal. [ha don't worry he doesn't know what principles are - ed.]

"It will be huge encouragement for terror, and will bring big waves of attacks, as he himself has written in his books," he said. "If he signs the deal, it will prove he has no spine."

etc. more @ jpost

5. 'Iran backers funding US universities' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O.M.G. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An Islamic, Manhattan-based charity suspected of being an illegal front for Iran is funding professors at US universities, the New York Post reported Monday.

The paper said that the multimillion-dollar Alavi Foundation had given hundreds of thousands of dollars to programs at Columbia University and Rutgers University for Middle Eastern and Persian studies that employ anti-Israel professors "sympathetic" to the Islamic republic. [OMG NO! - ed.] "We found evidence that the government of Iran really controlled everything about the foundation," the New York Post quoted Adam Kaufmann, investigations chief at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, as saying.

..."This is all about Iran laundering their policies through academe," the newspaper quoted Michael Rubin, an Iran expert at the American Enterprise Institute think tank, as saying. "And the ivory tower is prostituting itself for money." [OMG NO!!! - ed.]

etc. more @ jpost

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