Syria-North Korea missile cooperation: Assad said to visit top-secret base

The facility reportedly manufactures missiles based on Iran’s Fateh 110 model. / AFP

 

Syria, with the cooperation of North Korea and Russia, is constructing a secret facility to manufacture long-range missiles in a rural area outside the port city of Tartus, a Syrian opposition website reported. Continue reading

Iranian military official: We have 100,000 missiles in Lebanon ready to hit Israel

President Hassan Rouhani said the last year’s nuclear deal “was the cheapest way to achieve Iran’s goals and interests.”

Speaking in Tehran on Saturday at an iftar meal breaking the Ramadan fast, Rouhani said the pre-Iran nuclear-deal era is past and Iran now needs to take advantage of the new atmosphere to pursue its “national interests more than before,” Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Continue reading

Tehran helping Damascus confront US, Israel: Iranian general

The deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Tuesday that his forces in Syria would strengthen the country’s regime because it is “on the front facing the American and Israeli enemies,” adding that the IRGC’s presence and its assistance to the Syrian army are strategically important. Continue reading

U.S. Deploys Three B-2 Bombers to Guam Amid Korea Tensions

The Pentagon is deploying three B-2 nuclear-capable bombers to the Pacific island of Guam amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said on Monday.

“We are in the process right now of deploying three B-2s on a scheduled rotation,” Welsh in response to a reporter’s questions about the U.S. response to increased tensions in Korea. Continue reading

China to Display Never Seen Before Armaments in WWII End Parade

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Organized into six armament formations, the weaponry includes long-range, intermediate-range, and short-range missiles as well as conventional and nuclear missiles, a military source told Xinhua.

“Our missile weaponry has seen great advances, in terms of firing range, strike methods, accuracy and mobility,” said the source. Continue reading

Russian Navy to Order New Warships to Strengthen Positions in Global Ocean

The new vessels will have the same weapons and military equipment as a small missile ship usually has, Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov said. However, “they will be a bit different in the specifications of ocean and sea navigation,” he added.

Over recent years, the Russian Navy has increased its activities in the global ocean. Continue reading

Netanyahu: “Iran will next hide nuclear suitcases.” DEBKAfile: Bought 10 years ago from Ukraine

We’ve been warned about ‘dirty nukes’ for quite a long time and the scenario isn’t difficult to imagine happening. However, the real question behind the matter is the origins and intention: Terrorism in the name of the so-called ex-Soviet Union, the only nation that was capable of leaking these materials out in the black market for planned paralyzing attacks against the West — which would be traced back to terrorist groups and not the Soviet Union itself.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Monday, March 10, that because the world chooses to slide over Iran’s concealed nuclear program, the next Klos C ship may not carry missiles but “nuclear suitcases.” They would not only reach an Israeli port, he said, but any port in the world.

Netanyahu did not elaborate on his reference to nuclear suitcases. debkafile’s military and intelligence sources link it to a shipment of 6-10 “nuclear suitcases” that were part of an illegal  Ukraine delivery to Iran in 2003 or 2004 of half a dozen nuclear-capable X-55 cruise missiles (NATO codenamed AS-15) whose 2000-km range covers every part of Israel.

These nuclear suitcases were believed at the time by Western and Middle East intelligence sources to be an original development of Russian nuclear agencies. Continue reading

Russian Military on Alert After Suspected Israeli Airstrike Destroys Russian Missiles in Syria

Tens of thousands of Russian troops have been placed on alert after a suspected Israeli airstrike destroyed advanced, Russian missiles recently delivered to Syria.

Last week, in the Syrian port city of Latakia, several pre-dawn explosions were reported to have destroyed advanced Russian missiles that had recently arrived and were being temporarily stored at the port. A spokesman for the opposition Free Syrian Army, describing the July 5 attack, said Tuesday that “It was not the FSA that targeted this. It is not an attack that was carried out by rebels.” The FSA spokesman, Qassem Saadeddine, went on to say “This attack was either by air raid or long-range missiles fired from boats in the Mediterranean.” The suggestion is that Israel was behind the attack. The Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles, it is speculated, could have been considered a threat to Israel’s naval forces. Continue reading

Predicting the Fall of the American Empire

A disturbing current report at WND.com reflects what appears to be a growing consensus by enemies of the United States that our days our numbered:

WND EXCLUSIVE

IRAN: 2013 WILL BE ‘FALL OF AMERICAN EMPIRE’

It is not unusual for the Iranians to make such proclamations. What is unusual, however, is for the timing to be so specific. When you couple this with the al Qaeda call for “Operation Black Summer” as well as recent North Korea threats to strike targets in America, including, “deep in the heart of Texas.” Continue reading

Turkey going ballistic, eyes space-launched vehicle

ANKARA — Turkey has launched a project to develop a space-launched
vehicle (SLV).

“The project would provide Turkey with the capability to become a satellite exporter and the military with the capability to build intermediate- and long-range missiles,” a source said.

The sources said the ICBM project was quietly begun more than a year ago as a feasibility study financed by the Defense Ministry and Tubitak. The board did not announce the SLV project after its latest meeting, meant to discuss ballistic missile defense and naval corvette production.

Tubitak has also been contracted to develop an enhanced cruise missile. The agency was assigned to extend the range of Turkey’s current SOM missile from 300 to at least 1,500 kilometers.

Full article: Turkey going ballistic, eyes space-launched vehicle (World Tribune)

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