Showing posts from February, 2016

India Completing Nuke Sub Trials

India Nears Completion Of Nuclear Triad With Armed Submarine The developed over the past three decades, is completing its final trials in the Bay of Bengal. (File photo)

The country of India is close to putting a nuclear-armed submarine into operation, a move that would intensify a race for more nuclear weapons in Asia.

The 6,000-ton Arihant, developed over the past three decades under a secret government program, is completing its final trials in the Bay of Bengal, according to a senior navy officer

The vessel will be operated by the navy yet remain under the direct control of India's Nuclear Command Authority headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The deployment would complete India's nuclear triad, allowing it to deliver atomic weapons from land, sea and air.

Only the United States and Russia are considered full-fledged nuclear triad powers now, with China and India's capabilities still largely untested.

India's move may prod China to bolster its undersea arsenal …

Dozens of Russian Generals Killed in Car Bomb

The Jerusalem Post reported that Russian Generals were killed at a military base near the eastern city of Latakia in Syria Sunday afternoon by a deadly car bomb attack committed by the Ahrar al-Sham and Bayan movement.

According to the media office of Ahrar al-Sham, the two factions, in coordination with local jihadists who were located at the Russian military base, decided to bomb the car after they gathered intel and observed a gathering of senior Russian generals at the military base.

Watch J-Post Video Here

China Deploys Fighter Jets to Woody Island

China has deployed fighter jets to a contested island in the South China Sea, the same island where China deployed surface-to-air missiles last week. The dramatic escalation came as Secretary of State John Kerry hosted his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, at the State Department. 

Wang said Tuesday he hoped that “close up” military flights and patrols by U.S. Navy ships over the contested islands would end. Kerry said he wanted China to end its militarization of the contested islands in the South China Sea. "We want to halt the expansion and the militarization of occupied features," he said.

His Chinese counterpart added that he didn't want to see any more U.S. military over flights or patrols. "We don’t hope to see any more close-up military reconnaissance or the dispatch of missile destroyers or strategic bombers to the South China Sea," said Foreign Minister Wang.


ANHA Reporting Turkey Military Moving into Syria

Several military vehicles of the Turkish army have crossed into Rojava land over the Efrîn border today.

The Turkish military vehicles have advanced into 200 meters of Rojava land of Efrîn city. Turkish troops have started to dig a trench in the area between Sorka and Meydan Ekbise villages.

Turkeys construction of a wall in the area also continues.

ALERT! Saudi Arabia and Turkey Mass Military

350,000 soldiers, 20,000 tanks, 2,450 warplanes and 460 military helicopters are massing in northern Saudi Arabia for a military exercise that is being called “Northern Thunder”.

This exercise will reportedly last for 18 days. This will be the largest military exercise in the history of the region.

Rumors are surging that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are preparing for a massive ground invasion of Syria to over the Assad regime

Official statement from the Saudi government - "Riyadh, 05 May 1437 AH corresponding to February 14 2016 SPA witnessing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the next few hours the arrival of troops participating in the military exercise largest and most important in the history of the region, "Raad north," In the King Khalid Military City Hafr al-Batin in the northern kingdom will be implemented exercise which is the largest military maneuver in terms of the number of countries, with the participation of 20 Arab, Islamic and friendly country, in additio…

US Deploys Patriot Missiles to South Korea

The U.S. Army has temporarily deployed additional Patriot missile batteries in South Korea late Friday in response to North Korea’s nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch.

Talks are ahead next week to set up an even more sophisticated missile defense system. The extra Patriot missile battery deployment follows South Korea’s decision to shut down a shared factory park that had been the rival Koreas’ last major symbol of cooperation, but that Seoul said had been used by North Korea to fund its nuclear and missile programs.North Korea responded to the closure by deporting South Korean citizens, seizing South Korean assets and vowing to militarize the park.

The U.S. military command in South Korea said Saturday that an air defense battery from Ft. Bliss, Texas has been conducting ballistic missile training using the Patriot system at Osan Air Base near Seoul.


ALERT! North Korea Fires Long Range Rocket

Sunday North Korea defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the UN and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

The launch, which South Korean officials confirmed about two hours after an eight-day launch window opened Sunday morning, follows North Korea's widely disputed claim last month to have tested a hydrogen bomb. It will be considered a further provocation by Washington and its allies and likely draw more sanctions and condemnation from the United Nations

Seoul's Defense Ministry said that South Korea and the United States, which stations more than 28,000 troops in the South as a buttress against any North Korean aggression, have deployed key military assets, including the South's Aegis-equipped destroyers and radar spy planes, to track the North Korean rocket after its launch.


Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Oil Tax.

Obama has proposed to tax oil at $10 a barrel. The White House says the fees would be used to increase funding by $20 billion per year for traffic reduction and new modes of transportation like high-speed rail. Other funds would help cut carbon dioxide emissions within regional transportation systems and integrate self-driving cars.

Some people are speculating is Obama is now wanting to take private ownership from cars to reduce emissions.

The bill is expected to be dead on arrival to Congress in a Republican controlled House and Senate.