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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


military ocean technology

1. undersea battle scenarios worry defense planners. shorter: out of control immigration, caused by our chaos-inducing policies of globalization, now requires that we spend more of your money on secret high-tech defense

LONDON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The prospect of hostile forces aiming to attack Western targets by stealth through underwater channels is worrying defense planners so much that naval strategists have called a conference that will focus on the problem.

The conference, "Underwater Battlespace 2010," is scheduled to take place in London in January 2010. Conference organizers said specialist discussion panels will bring together naval experts from across the world to highlight security concerns that have been sidelined amid advances in airborne and ground defense systems.

Analysts said the changing threat perceptions meant a new emphasis on underwater military challenges and opportunities for more effective defense.

...Analysts said as failures of immigration control had demonstrated, with thousands of migrants defying stringent security systems to reach destinations for economic advancement, littoral security of states with long coastlines was now a major issue.

The problem of long, vulnerable coastlines is more relevant to the Americas, but recent instances of uncontrolled human traffic between Africa and the southern Mediterranean's European countries and between Britain and mainland Europe have demonstrated that the threat can be transferred to more worrying forms of security breaches.

read more @ upi asia

2. mysterious light show over Norway caused by failed Russian sub-launched missile test -- good news, it wasn't ET

The latest test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile in the White Sea in northern Russia ended in failure, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Wednesday's test was Bulava's seventh failure, according to official reports. Russia hopes the submarine-launched missile will be a key element of its nuclear forces.

"The first two stages functioned smoothly, but the flight faltered at the third stage. There was a technical failure in the third stage engines rendering them unstable," the ministry said in a statement.

The statement came after media reports on a mysterious light in the form of a spiral over Norway's northern areas several hundred kilometers from the launch site on Wednesday. Norwegian media suggested it could be a Russian missile spinning after a faulty launch.

read more @ ria novosti

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