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Thoughts on Obama's Middle East Visit; Plus, Secret Iranian Nuke Site Revealed


President Obama is in the midst of a much ballyhooed Middle East trip, including a stop in Israel, where he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and encouraged an audience of Israeli students, shamelessly, to "put [them]selves in the Palestinians' shoes."

Perhaps on his follow-up trip to Ramallah, he could have asked the Palestinians to put themselves in the shoes of an Israeli mother who lost her son to a Palestinian suicide bomber in Jerusalem, or a father in Sderot who lost his daughter to a Palestinian rocket barrage.

Or maybe he could have asked the poor, occupied, downtrodden Palestinians--eternal victims in the eyes of Obama and his allies on the international hard Left--to put themselves in the shoes of Adva Biton, the 2-year-old Israeli girl who is currently in critical condition after being on the receiving end of a Palestinian rock throwing attack. Her "crime?" Being a Jew in the Jewish Biblical heartland of Samaria.

Funny, President Obama didn't mention Adva Biton during his trip to Israel. He also didn't mention the March 21 threat by Iran's Supreme Leader to destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa. Nor did he cite the massive revelation--broken by my friend, the intrepid scoop-master Reza Kahlili--that the Iranian regime is operating yet another secret nuclear site. Needless to say, the mullahs are crossing every "red line" that has been set down by the West.

Here are more details from Reza, courtesy of WND:

Iranian scientists are working on nuclear warheads – and trying to perfect them – at an underground site unknown to the West, according to a high-ranking intelligence officer of the Islamic regime.

The officer, who has been assigned to the Ministry of Defense, not only provided the coordinates to this vast site but also details of its operation.

The site, approximately 14 miles long and 7.5 miles wide, consists of two facilities built deep into a mountain along with a missile facility that is surrounded by barbed wire, 45 security towers and several security posts.

The new secret nuclear site, named Quds (Jerusalem), is almost 15 miles from another site, previously secret but exposed in 2009, the Fordow nuclear facility. The power to this site comes from the same source as Fordow – the Shahid Rajaei power plant – with high power towers surrounding the site.

Construction of the site started about the same time as Fordow, and in the second half of 2010 all industrial tests were completed. The site became 60 percent operational in 2011.

Gen. Ahmad Vahid Dastjerdi, who works in the supreme leader’s office to protect the regime’s information and counterintelligence, manages the site. His deputy, Hojatolislam Ramezani, was appointed to the protection of intelligence at the Defense Ministry after several leaks about the country’s nuclear operations.

Quds, built about 375 feet under the mountain and accessible by two large entrances reinforced with concrete, has 12 emergency exit tunnels and spreads around the mountain.

The site has a capacity of 8,000 centrifuges and currently has three operational chambers with 19 cascades of 170 to 174 centrifuges enriching uranium. As of three months ago, the source said, there were 76 kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium stock at the site and 48 kilograms of over 40 percent enriched uranium.

Though the regime has long succeeded in enriching uranium to 20 percent, which is 80 percent of the way to weapons grade, enriching to over 20 percent would be a clear sign of an intention of building a nuclear bomb.

Read it all. Reza has also provided video of the secret site--click play below to watch. And be sure to pick up his riveting book, A Time to Betray, about his time spent working as a CIA double agent inside Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps.

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