• Barack Obama,  Iran,  Israel,  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    Video: Rainbow Wigged Protester Throws Object at Iran’s President Ahmadinejad

    The red clown nose that was thrown at Iran’s President was certainly smaller than a shoe that was thrown at President Bush. In the meantime, the protester is ushered out of the building and Ahmadinejad continues his rant against Israel.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the West of using the Holocaust as a “pretext” for aggression against Palestinians, prompting European diplomats to walk out Monday from a speech disrupted by jeering protesters in rainbow wigs tossing red clown noses at the hardline leader.

    A U.N. racism conference on the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day disintegrated into chaos moments after Ahmadinejad became the first government official to take the floor. Two protesters in wigs tossed the noses at Ahmadinejad as he recited a Muslim prayer to begin his speech.

    A Jewish student group from France later took credit for causing the disturbance, saying members were trying to convey “the masquerade that this conference represents.”

    Wonder if Obama will be shaking Ahmadinejad’s hand any time soon?

  • Iran,  Iran Nuclear Watch,  Israel

    Shocker: Iran Nuke – This Year


    Matt Drudge has the siren up on this shocking development about Iran’s nuclear program. Is this a shock?

    No, the Bush Administration was unable to convince the world community and the United Nations in particular of the seriousness of Iran’s nuclear program. So, here you go – Iran is approaching BREAKOUT CAPABILITY.

    Iran will have enough enriched uranium to make a single nuclear weapon later this year, the prestigious International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) predicts.

    The think tank’s Mark Fitzpatrick made the announcement at today’s launch of its annual global review of military powers.

    “During 2009, Iran will probably reach the point at which it has produced the amount of low-enriched uranium needed to make a nuclear bomb,” he said.

    “But being able to enrich uranium is not the same as having a nuclear weapon.”

    However, the survey reports doubts over US Intelligence estimates that Iran halted its work on nuclear weapons six years ago.

    Nothing really NEW here. Everyone knows that Iran is advancing their ballistic missile capability in developing longer range missiles which is the delivery mechanism for a nuclear device AND they continue to enrich uranium, the building material for a nuclear bomb.

    But, China and Russia block tougher sanctions in the United Nations Security Council and the Europeans talk but do little else.

    It will be up to Israel and the United States to either block Iran or appease them.

    So far appeasement seems to be winning out.


    The Iran Nuclear Watch Archive

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  • Barack Obama,  Day By Day

    Day By Day by Chris Muir January 1, 2009 – Ratio Isn’t Rationality

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    Day By Day by Chris Muir

    Israel attacks Hamas in the Gaza and the world attacks Israel.

    So, what else is new?

    Oh yeah, Obama who commanded a 3 to 1 American Jewish voter majority in the last Presidential election plays golf and punts.

    20 more days folks and Obama will have to step up – if he is capable.


    Happy New Year Flapsblog readers!

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  • Barack Obama,  Hamas,  Israel

    Israel Bombs Hamas and Obama Plays Golf


    This is change Americans can believe in, right? “The One” was nebulous about Israel during his campaign and why not let President Bush clean up his own Middle East mess? You know the doctrine of having one President at a time.

    But the enlightened European press may be losing patience with the “Messiah” who was to deliver miracles to a waiting public.

    Barack Obama remained silent over the violence in Gaza as Israel today threatened to continue its attacks for weeks.

    Instead, the President-elect is continuing his 12-day Christmas holiday in Hawaii and was seen enjoying a round of golf.

    He joined a group of friends at a private club near his £6million rented, beach-front holiday home yesterday.

    Meanwhile, 9,000 miles away in the Middle East, Israel today rejected any truce with Hamas and said it was ready for ‘long weeks of action’ in the Gaza Strip.

    Obama will be President soon enough and will actually have to make decisions.

    Flap is not optimistic that he can rise to the challenge. A good speech with a teleprompter does not a good President make.

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  • Iran,  Iran Nuclear Watch,  Israel,  Missile Defense

    The American Airborne Laser to Protect Israel from Iranian Missiles?

    Boeings Airborne Laser (ABL) will locate and track missiles in the boost phase of their flight, then accurately point and fire the high-energy laser, destroying enemy missiles near their launch areas.

    Flap was thinking this morning about Israel’s pronouncement about the possibility of attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities and wondering what would protect Israel or other American allies in the Middle East from Iran’s missile retaliation?

    The controversy regarding Poland and land-based missile defense has been discussed previously. But, this program is to protect the United States and will be limited in scope.

    Then, Captain Ed pointed Flap to the Airborne Laser Program which recently accomplished another successful test.

    Unlike its fixed-site cousins, the ground-based interceptors deployed in California and Alaska and (hopefully) Europe, ABL aircraft can be deployed where needed and are reusable.

    Not only can they patrol off unfriendly nations, they would be quite useful patrolling our shores.

    We have pointed out the dangers of an Iranian freighter launching a Shahab that would detonate its warhead high over the United States, unleashing an electromagnetic pulse that would send our high-tech economy back to the days of the covered wagons.

    Lt. Gen. Henry Obering III, director of the Missile Defense Agency, in announcing the flight testing of the ABL system in late 2005, said he welcomed critics’ comparison to the “Star Wars” movies.

    He said at the rollout ceremony, in words that will make the Democratic opponents of missile defense cringe: “I believe we are building the forces of good to beat the forces of evil. . . . We are taking a major step in giving the American people their first light saber.”

    Now, does the reader see the urgency to slow down the Iranian nuclear program while accelerating the testing and early deployment of such an airborne anti-missile system?

    This system would deter Iran or any other nation, like North Korea from launching a surprise or retaliatory missile attack against the United States or any friend. It buys the attacked nation time to marshall resources for an effective counter-attack and creates uncertainty as to the effectiveness of the initial attack.

    How many of these ABL systems do you think Israel will purchase from the United States?

  • Iran,  Iran Nuclear Watch,  Israel

    Israel Preparing to Attack Iran Without American Help

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    Map of Iran’s nuclear facilities

    The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is drawing up options to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities without the complicit help of the United States.

    While its preference is to coordinate with the US, defense officials have said Israel is preparing a wide range of options for such an operation.

    “It is always better to coordinate,” one top Defense Ministry official explained last week. “But we are also preparing options that do not include coordination.”

    Israeli officials have said it would be difficult, but not impossible, to launch a strike against Iran without receiving codes from the US Air Force, which controls Iraqi airspace. Israel also asked for the codes in 1991 during the First Gulf War, but the US refused.

    So, they say, but, Flap does NOT believe it in the least.

    This is a story to send a message to Barack Obama that it would not be wise to negotiate with the Mullahs before consulting Israel first.


    Israel may go ROGUE.

    A military strike against Iran would be tough for Israel since Iranian proxy clients Hamas and Hezbollah would then attack Israel from the north and west. Also, Israel will be attacked with Iranian chemically tipped missiles, putting American military defense systems to the test and Israeli cities at grave risk.

    However, Israel will ONLY act if there is NO other option to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear WMD weapon that could wipe them off the map as Iran President Ahmadinejad has stated.


    Obama MUST Talk to Iran to Avert Nuclear Crisis

    Iran Nuclear Watch: What is Iran Planning for Obama?

    Shocker: Iran Has Nuclear Fuel to Make an Atomic Bomb

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  • Iran,  Iran Nuclear Watch,  Israel

    Shocker: Iran Has Nuclear Fuel to Make an Atomic Bomb


    No, not really a shock since the United States and EU have been screwing around with Iran regarding their uranium enrichment program for years.

    Iran has now produced roughly enough nuclear material to make, with added purification, a single atom bomb, according to nuclear experts analyzing the latest report from global atomic inspectors.

    The figures detailing Iran’s progress were contained in a routine update on Wednesday from the International Atomic Energy Agency, which has been conducting inspections of the country’s main nuclear plant at Natanz. The report concluded that as of early this month, Iran had made 630 kilograms, or about 1,390 pounds, of low-enriched uranium.

    Several experts said that was enough for a bomb, but they cautioned that the milestone was mostly symbolic, because Iran would have to take additional steps. Not only would it have to breach its international agreements and kick out the inspectors, but it would also have to further purify the fuel and put it into a warhead design — a technical advance that Western experts are unsure Iran has yet achieved.

    “They clearly have enough material for a bomb,” said Richard Garwin, a top nuclear physicist who helped invent the hydrogen bomb and has advised Washington for decades. “They know how to do the enrichment. Whether they know how to design a bomb, well, that’s another matter.”

    United Nations sanctions have been ineffective since China and Russia (Iran’s business and trading partners) have watered down the resolutions. Lately, the Bush Administration has downplayed any tougher measures to punish Iran.

    The ball will now be in the Obama Administration’s court or in Israel’s military ability.

    The danger now is that Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, Syria (already has developed a program that Israel bombed with USA help) and Egypt will desire to develop their own nuclear programs to counteract Iran’s hegemony in the region.

    An announcement from Iran of BREAKOUT CAPABILITY may be next.

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    Map of Iran’s nuclear facilities


    Another Worthless United Nations Resolution on Iran

    Sarah Palin Watch: The Iran Speech Palin Was NOT Allowed to Give

    Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran May Be Hiding Secret Nukes

    Iran Nuclear Watch: More Nuclear Power Plants

    The Iran Nuclear Watch Archive

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  • Barack Obama,  Iran,  Israel,  John McCain

    Video: Will Barack Obama Accept Iran’s Demands?

    The latest wb video from McCain-Palin: Preconditions

    What will Barack Obama do?

    Talk, negotiate or send former President Clinton to pave the way to a withdrawal from the Middle East?

    The Script:

    JOHN MCCAIN: I’m John McCain and I approve this message.

    ANNCR: Remember when Barack Obama said he’d sit down and talk with Iran without preconditions?

    YOUTUBE QUESTIONER: Would you be willing to meet separately without precondition within the first year of your administration in Washington or anywhere else with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea?

    CNN’S ANDERSON COOPER: Senator Obama?

    BARACK OBAMA: I would.

    ANNCR: Maybe Obama doesn’t have preconditions but Iran does.

    Iran, whose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said “Israel must be wiped off the map.”

    Iran demands:

    That the U.S. must cease its support of Israel.

    And that all U.S. military forces must leave the Middle East.

    Meaning we abandon Iraq, Turkey and Kuwait.

    What will Obama do?

    Will he admit he was wrong or will he accept Iran’s demands?

    Tough question.

    Team McCain must take this message to Jewish voters particularly in Pennsylvania and Florida. The Jews there must ask Obama what he would do.

    But, they won’t.

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  • Iran,  Israel,  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    Ahmadinejad on the Jewish People – No Problems

    Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on CNN’s Larry King Show

    Iran’s President has no problems with Jews. After all there are Jews in Iran. At least this is better than homosexuals because according to Ahmadinejad last year there are no homosexuals in Iran.

    How ridiculous. The largest group of Jews from Persia are found in Israel and we all know what Iran’s President thinks about Israel. The current Jewish population in Iran is only about 25,000 people.

    But, didn’t Ahmadinejad say a few years ago that Israel should be “wiped off the map?”

    A good treatise about Jews in Iran and Shi’ite Iran’s Genocidal Jew Hatred can be read at the American Thinker.

    Since 1979, the restored Iranian theocracy — in parallel with returning, brutally, their small remnant Jewish community to a state of obsequious dhimmitude, through execution and intimidation — has always focused its obsessive anti-Jewish animus on the autonomous Jewish state of Israel. For current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the destruction of Israel is an openly avowed policy, driven by his eschatological beliefs. Mohammad Hassan Rahimian, representative of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, summarized this annihilationist eschatology, redolent with Koranic Jew hatred (see Koran 5:82)-which pertains to Jews, generally, not “Zionists”-on November 16, 2006, stating: “The Jew is the most obstinate enemy (Koran 5:82) of the devout. And the main war will determine the destiny of mankind….. The reappearance of the Twelfth Imam will lead to a war between Israel and the Shia.”

  • Iran,  Iran Nuclear Watch,  Israel,  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,  Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin Watch: The Iran Speech Palin Was NOT Allowed to Give

    Where is Sarah Palin

    A woman holds a “Where is Sarah?” sign at an anti-Iran rally outside United Nations headquarters during the 63rd General Assembly in NYC. Activists from Jewish organizations demonstrated Monday against Iran at UN headquarters in New York in a rally overshadowed by US domestic politics with Senator Hillary Clinton declining to appear alongside Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

    Sarah Palin was disinvited from today’s demonstration against Iran’s President Ahmadinejad at New York’s United Nation’s headquarters.

    Her appearance in the rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza was cancelled in a flap between protest organizers and Hillary Clinton, who had also been scheduled to speak. Clinton aides were quoted as saying that they had been “blindsided” by the decision to invite Palin, which they called a partisan move. In the ensuing controversy, Clinton withdrew her participation, and Palin’s invitation was rescinded.

    But, Flap has the text of the speech she was NOT allowed to give:

    I am honored to be with you and with leaders from across this great country – leaders from different faiths and political parties united in a single voice of outrage.

    Tomorrow, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will come to New York – to the heart of what he calls the Great Satan – and speak freely in this, a country whose demise he has called for.

    Ahmadinejad may choose his words carefully, but underneath all of the rhetoric is an agenda that threatens all who seek a safer and freer world. We gather here today to highlight the Iranian dictator’s intentions and to call for action to thwart him.
    He must be stopped.

    The world must awake to the threat this man poses to all of us. Ahmadinejad denies that the Holocaust ever took place. He dreams of being an agent in a “Final Solution” – the elimination of the Jewish people. He has called Israel a “stinking corpse” that is “on its way to annihilation.”

    Such talk cannot be dismissed as the ravings of a madman -not when Iran just this summer tested long-range Shahab-3 missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv, not when the Iranian nuclear program is nearing completion, and not when Iran sponsors terrorists that threaten and kill innocent people around the world.

    The Iranian government wants nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that Iran is running at least 3,800 centrifuges and that its uranium enrichment capacity is rapidly improving. According to news reports, U.S. intelligence agencies believe the Iranians may have enough nuclear material to produce a bomb within a year.

    The world has condemned these activities. The United Nations Security Council has demanded that Iran suspend its illegal nuclear enrichment activities. It has levied three rounds of sanctions. How has Ahmadinejad responded? With the declaration that the “Iranian nation would not retreat one iota” from its nuclear program.

    So, what should we do about this growing threat? First, we must succeed in Iraq. If we fail there, it will jeopardize the democracy the Iraqis have worked so hard to build, and empower the extremists in neighboring Iran. Iran has armed and trained terrorists who have killed our soldiers in Iraq, and it is Iran that would benefit from an American defeat in Iraq.

    If we retreat without leaving a stable Iraq, Iran’s nuclear ambitions will be bolstered. If Iran acquires nuclear weapons ? they could share them tomorrow with the terrorists they finance, arm, and train today. Iranian nuclear weapons would set off a dangerous regional nuclear arms race that would make all of us less safe.

    But Iran is not only a regional threat; it threatens the entire world. It is the no. 1 state sponsor of terrorism. It sponsors the world’s most vicious terrorist groups, Hamas and Hezbollah. Together, Iran and its terrorists are responsible for the deaths of Americans in Lebanon in the 1980s, in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, and in Iraq today. They have murdered Iraqis, Lebanese, Palestinians, and other Muslims who have resisted Iran’s desire to dominate the region. They have persecuted countless people simply because they are Jewish.

    Iran is responsible for attacks not only on Israelis, but on Jews living as far away as Argentina. Anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are part of Iran’s official ideology and murder is part of its official policy. Not even Iranian citizens are safe from their government’s threat to those who want to live, work, and worship in peace. Politically-motivated abductions, torture, death by stoning, flogging, and amputations are just some of its state-sanctioned punishments.

    It is said that the measure of a country is the treatment of its most vulnerable citizens. By that standard, the Iranian government is both oppressive and barbaric. Under Ahmadinejad’s rule, Iranian women are some of the most vulnerable citizens.

    If an Iranian woman shows too much hair in public, she risks being beaten or killed. If she walks down a public street in clothing that violates the state dress code, she could be arrested.

    But in the face of this harsh regime, the Iranian women have shown courage. Despite threats to their lives and their families, Iranian women have sought better treatment through the “One Million Signatures Campaign Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws.” The authorities have reacted with predictable barbarism. Last year, women’s rights activist Delaram Ali was sentenced to 20 lashes and 10 months in prison for committing the crime of “propaganda against the system.” After international protests, the judiciary reduced her sentence to “only” 10 lashes and 36 months in prison and then temporarily suspended her sentence. She still faces the threat of imprisonment.

    Earlier this year, Senator Clinton said that “Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is in the forefront of that” effort. Senator Clinton argued that part of our response must include stronger sanctions, including the designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization. John McCain and I could not agree more.

    Senator Clinton understands the nature of this threat and what we must do to confront it. This is an issue that should unite all Americans. Iran should not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. Period. And in a single voice, we must be loud enough for the whole world to hear: Stop Iran!
    Only by working together, across national, religious, and political differences, can we alter this regime’s dangerous behavior. Iran has many vulnerabilities, including a regime weakened by sanctions and a population eager to embrace opportunities with the West. We must increase economic pressure to change Iran’s behavior.

    Tomorrow, Ahmadinejad will come to New York. On our soil, he will exercise the right of freedom of speech – a right he denies his own people. He will share his hateful agenda with the world. Our task is to focus the world on what can be done to stop him.

    We must rally the world to press for truly tough sanctions at the U.N. or with our allies if Iran’s allies continue to block action in the U.N. We must start with restrictions on Iran’s refined petroleum imports. We must reduce our dependency on foreign oil to weaken Iran’s economic influence.
    We must target the regime’s assets abroad; bank accounts, investments, and trading partners.

    President Ahmadinejad should be held accountable for inciting genocide, a crime under international law.

    We must sanction Iran’s Central Bank and the Revolutionary Guard Corps -which no one should doubt is a terrorist organization. Together, we can stop Iran’s nuclear program.

    Senator McCain has made a solemn commitment that I strongly endorse: Never again will we risk another Holocaust. And this is not a wish, a request, or a plea to Israel’s enemies. This is a promise that the United States and Israel will honor, against any enemy who cares to test us. It is John McCain’s promise and it is my promise.

    Thank you.

    UN Iran Human Rights

    Protesters attend a rally across the street from the United Nations, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in New York. The demonstration attended by various community leaders including Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel is aimed at protesting Iran’s human rights abuses and the appearance of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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