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Israeli security source confirms Assad regime recently used chemical weapon

Israeli security source confirms Assad regime recently used chemical weapon

The Assad regime used a non-lethal chemical weapon on March 27 on the outskirts of Damascus, an Israeli security source said Monday. The source said he could confirm claims made by Syrian rebels and doctors last month, that a substance was used on rebel fighters in Harasta, an outlying region of the Syrian capital, adding that the chemical “neutralizes but… Read more →

Report: Koreas exchange fire during military drills

North and South Korea exchanged fire after North Korea’s shells landed in South Korean waters during a military drill.

Netanyahu Blasts World-WideHypocrisy

“There is a wave of condemnation of Israel when it “builds a balcony in Jerusalem,” but only a drizzle of censure when Iran tries to smuggle long-range missiles into Gaza.

Standing at Israel’s naval base in Eiat, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted the world’s hypocrisy on Monday, saying there is a wave of condemnation of Israel when it “builds a balcony in Jerusalem,” but only a drizzle of censure when Iran tries to smuggle long-range missiles into Gaza.

Standing over the weaponry sent from Iran and seized by the Israeli navy before it could reach Hamas terrorists, Netanyahu also pointed out the international communities self deception about the intentions of Iran.

Iran, a brutal regime, has not abandoned its deep involvement in terrorism, its systematic efforts to undermine peace and security throughout the Middle East and its ambition to destroy the state of Israel. What is new is not Iran’s deeds or its lies, but the desire of many in the international community to bury their heads in the sand.

Just as Iran hid its deadly missiles in the belly of this ship, Iran is hiding its actions and its intentions in many of its key installations for developing nuclear weapons. My message today is simple: those engaged in self-deception must waken from their slumber, we cannot allow Iran to continue building nuclear weapons.

As Netanyahu was pointing out the hypocrisy of the world community, the Israeli Defense Forces unloaded the cargo of the Panamanian-flagged ship that its commandos boarded last week off the coast of Sudan, displaying 40 M-302 missiles with a range in excess of 100 miles, 181 mortar shells and 400,000 AK-47 bullets.

 

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US government reportedly ordering drone strikes based on cell phone location

US government reportedly ordering drone strikes based on cell phone location

The U.S. government reportedly is ordering some drone strikes based on the location of terror suspects’ cell phones — without necessarily confirming the location of the suspects themselves — raising concerns about missiles hitting unintended targets. The details were included in a report published Monday by journalist Glenn Greenwald’s newest venture, The Intercept. Though it previously has been reported that… Read more →

Could US survive an EMP attack?

NSA's Secret Toolbox: Unit Offers Spy Gadgets for Every Need

NSA’s Secret Toolbox: Unit Offers Spy Gadgets for Every Need

The NSA has a secret unit that produces special equipment ranging from spyware for computers and cell phones to listening posts and USB sticks that work as bugging devices. Here are some excerpts from the intelligence agency’s own catalog. Spiegel.de Editor’s note: This is a sidebar to our main feature story on the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations unit. You can… Read more →

Google buys military robot-maker Boston Dynamics

Google has acquired the engineering company that developed Cheetah, the world’s fastest-running robot and other animalistic mobile research machines.

Boston Dynamics, which contracts for the US military, is the eighth robotics company snapped up by Google this year.

Both the price and size of the project, which is led by former Android boss Andy Rubin, are being kept under wraps.

However, analysts say the purchases signal a rising interest in robotics use by consumer internet companies.

Online shopping portal Amazon, for example, recently announced plans to deploy a fleet of delivery drones.

In a statement posted on the Google Plus service, Chief Executive Larry Page said:

“I am excited about Andy Rubin’s next project. His last big bet, Android, started off as a crazy idea that ended up putting a supercomputer in hundreds of millions of pockets. It is still very early days for this, but I can’t wait to see the progress.”

 

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Kerry to urge Congress to halt sanctions bill, as Iran threatens 'dead' deal

Kerry to urge Congress to halt sanctions bill, as Iran threatens ‘dead’ deal

Secretary of State John Kerry is under pressure to convince Congress to hold off on new sanctions legislation against Iran, as he prepares to testify Tuesday amid a renewed effort in the Senate to turn the screws on Tehran. A bipartisan group of senators is preparing to propose new sanctions against Iran. News reports on the bill prompted that country’s… Read more →

State surveillance of personal data: what is the society we wish to protect?

State surveillance of personal data: what is the society we wish to protect?

What in principle would justify the scope of the surveillance revealed by the Snowden leak? Would it be enough, for example, if it could be shown that a specific potential act of terrorism had been prevented by, and could only have been prevented by, the full breadth and depth of what we now have learned is the playing field of the security… Read more →

Iran says it produced laser guided ballistic missiles with increased range

Iran says it produced laser guided ballistic missiles with increased range

Iran has made a laser-guided ballistic missile with increased range, according to its defense minister. “The fixed precision of our long-range missiles has increased to the extent that we can hit every point we wish,” Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Sunday, according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency. He also said that the margin of error now is less than… Read more →