Pentagon defines all groups that attempt to “influence U.S. policy” as “Foreign Intelligence Entities” fas.org/blog/secrecy/2…— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 10, 2012
Leaders who abandon the pursuit of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them will find an open path to better relations with the US and other nations.
The debate on the debt is an opportunity to send the world a signal that we are going to remain the strongest military force in the world,” he said. “We’re saying, ‘We’re going to keep it, and we’re going to make it the No. 1 priority of a broke nation.’
Not sure how I missed this fantastic quote from US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on maintaining military spending in the face of a looming budget and debt ceiling fight on Capitol Hill, but reading it immediately reminded me of a speech made by a certain young ruler in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula about two months ago:
In order for us to eternally glorify the dignity of military-first Korea and successfully accomplish the cause of building a powerful socialist state, first, second, and third, we must strengthen the people’s army in every way. The people’s army must in the future as well, become a reliable reconnaissance party of the military-first revolution, an unyielding point of support that steadfastly guarantees the cause of the party with the gun barrel, while plowing through snowy paths at the forefront, following the guidance of the party.
Don’t hold your breath for these two guys getting together for tea…
song currently stuck in my head: “buddy x (masters at work 12” house mix)” - neneh cherry
Despite the abhorrent and inexcusable rhetoric of Iranian leaders, the actual behavior of the Islamic Republic over the past three decades suggests that the regime is rational. Consequently, there is a high probability that nuclear deterrence between Israel and Iran would operate much as it did for the superpowers during the Cold War.
This quote likely offers an eyedropper’s measure of comfort to anyone who has lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis, but the CNAS report knocks a hole in a cornerstone of the “Bomb Iran” argument — that Iran is a nation ruled by fanatics who believe nuking Israel inclusive of the third holiest city in Islam, even at the risk of the Islamic Republic’s imminent demise from a retaliatory strike by the Jewish state or America, is nonetheless a desirable act for the Iranian fanatics to pursue in order to reap their God’s rewards in the afterlife.
The report is worth a detailed discussion, but this is Tumblr…