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    Despite Promises, Obama Planning to Close ICBM Squadron

    The Obama administration has drafted a plan to shutter an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) squadron three years after it assured hesitant lawmakers that the New START U.S.-Russia arms reduction treaty would not lead to deep cuts in the ICBM force.

    A new timeline prepared by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon maps out a strategy to eliminate an ICBM squadron—and destroy its missile silos—by Dec. 5, 2017. An environmental assessment would begin next month.

    The document says the reductions are necessary to “meet the New START Treaty compliance date by closing an ICBM squadron and eliminating the associated Launch Facilities.” >>>

    Analysts say they are particularly troubled by the proposed destruction of the missile silos, a likely permanent move that is not required by New START. They say the silos would be difficult to rebuild if the military needs to bolster its ICBM force in the future.

    “If you destroy the silos, it would be much harder to rebuild them [...] and very politically difficult,” said Michaela Dodge, a defense analyst at the Heritage Foundation.

    Dodge said the New START requirements could be met simply by removing the ICBMs and maintaining the empty silos in reserve status.

    The administration’s plan would also shrink the ICBM force below the mandated numbers. The Air Force previously said it planned to reduce its number of ICBMs from 450 to a baseline of 420 under New START.

    Shutting down a squadron would eliminate 50 ICBMs, 66 percent more than the prior Air Force proposal. >>>

    Defense experts say the proposed eliminations would be detrimental to U.S. national security.

    “We see that Russia is modernizing and building up its nuclear weapons program; we don’t have that good of an understanding of how many weapons China has; we had recently a North Korea nuclear weapons test,” Dodge said. “So international trends are against us and we are sending the wrong signal by continuing reduction despite these international developments.”

    John Noonan, spokesman for House Armed Services Committee Republicans, said there does not appear to be any strategic justification for the proposed reductions,

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    Well, he did promise Medvedev he would be more flexible after his Re-election. (He was confident he had the elections rigged) Too bad the herd of RINOs, led by McCain, Boehner, McConnell, Grahamnasty and the like have no credibility on national defense any more than the economy as evidenced by their refusal to do anything about 0bamacare... other than to sit... and 'watch'. Oh... and throw in a little empty rhetoric every now and then to make it 'appear' there was some actual opposition.
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    It scares me to even think much about this one, will we even have a nuclear deterrent when President Fubar is finished?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    It scares me to even think much about this one, will we even have a nuclear deterrent when President Fubar is finished?
    Not in the U.S.

    However the nuclear forces in the Middle East will be flourishing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Not in the U.S.

    However the nuclear forces in the Middle East will be flourishing!
    What President Fubar is doing could not be more obvious, it is so devious and conspiritorial that people do not want to believe it is happening.
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    Someday, we need a thread with a list of all the things that this administration has done to destroy the USA. With links.
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    Reports: U.S. Unfreezes $8 Billion in Iranian Assets

    The United States released $8 billion in frozen assets to Iran on Sunday in a move meant to ensure Tehran’s compliance with a nuclear pact signed over the weekend, according to top Iranian officials. >>>

    One senior GOP aide on Capitol Hill was not pleased with the reports.

    “It’s pretty clear the White House and State Department have been lying to the American people since the beginning of this process so it wouldn’t shock me to learn they are lying about how much sanctions relief they’re giving Iran now,” said the aide.

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) criticized the deal on Sunday, when he said to a Jewish audience that both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate were united in opposition.

    “Democrats and Republicans are going to work to see that we don’t let up on these sanctions … until Iran gives up not only all of their weapons but all nuclear weapon capabilities,” Schumer said. “I want to leave you with that assurance.” >>>

    Additionally, Iran announced on Sunday that its nuclear work will continue despite the deal, which aimed to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and enrichment of uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon.

    Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, who helped ink the deal, praised it for recognizing Iran’s right to enrich uranium >>>

    “None of the enrichment centers will be closed and Fordo and Natanz will continue their work and the Arak heavy water [nuclear reactor] program will continue in its present form and no material [enriched uranium stockpiles] will be taken out of the country and all the enriched materials will remain inside the country,” Zarif said. “The current sanctions will move towards decrease, no sanctions will be imposed and Iran’s financial resources will return.”

    America recognized Iran’s right to enrich uranium >>>

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    Quite a coincidence, wouldnt you say?
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    John F'n sKerry meets with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah in Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia claims they were kept in the dark by Western allies over Iran nuclear deal and says it will strike out on its own

    A senior advisor to the Saudi royal family has accused its Western allies of deceiving the oil rich kingdom in striking the nuclear accord with Iran and said Riyadh would follow an independent foreign policy.

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    The Arab nations had no need to 'nuke up' because we (the US and Israel) were always 'a buffer' between them (the Arab nations) and the Persians (Iran). Well ... all that is 'out the window' now as we (the US) is apparently doing everything possible to speed up the process whereby Iran will be a nuclear power. The 'domino effect' throughout the world from this will ensure the entire world is going to 'nuke up' now.

    Hang on to your hats kiddies... 'Biblical times' may indeed be upon us as I type. This is no joke. We apparently have a 'front row seat'.
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    Iran Nuclear Deal Worst News Since Hitler Appeasement

    Iran: The nuclear deal with Tehran is right out of the Neville Chamberlain appeasement playbook. A straight line can be drawn from President Obama's 2009 overture to Islamists and this historic misjudgment.

    The Great Appeaser, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, is best known for his September 1938 "peace for our time" speech hailing the Munich Agreement. But six months later, even after Kristallnacht and just after the Munich-breaking Czechoslovakia occupation, he was still denying reality.

    "I hoped in going to Munich to find out by personal contact what was in Herr Hitler's mind," Chamberlain said in March 1939, quoting the Fuehrer's assurances that "I shall not be interested in the Czech State anymore, and I can guarantee it."

    History repeats itself when we empower those who won't learn its lessons. Under the "create time and space over the next six months" deal that Secretary of State John "throw back your military decorations" Kerry and Britain's leftist Lady Ashton agreed to on Sunday, Tehran can officially keep enriching uranium to the Ayatollah Khamenei's heart's desire.

    For all practical purposes, the U.S. has recognized it as a right that an Islamofascist regime that for decades has funded and armed terrorists, some of whom killed U.S. soldiers in Iraq, can make fuel that powers atomic weapons. >>>

    So on top of "you can keep your plan," here's another Obama pledge broken: "As long as I'm president of the United States, Iran will not get a nuclear weapon." >>>

    Two entities in the world can save us: Congress might wreck the "peace" deal by intensifying sanctions, if Democrats like Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez and pro-Israel Sen. Charles Schumer are willing to defy their president.

    The other entity is Israel, which might finally bomb Iran, something Saudi Arabia is reportedly willing to help the Jewish state do to prevent both Iranian dominance in the region and the inevitability of a Mideast nuclear arms race.

    With Chamberlain's ghost alive, millions could ultimately be dead through nuclear terror.

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    This was a lot easier to see coming... than 'the stitches on a fast ball' ...
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