AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
Monday, February 20, 2012
Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE
Holy Shroud of Turin
Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link
AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
Orthodox Cherubim Hymn - video ~ link
Spain: Violence during protests against austerity in Valencia - with video ~ link
Ron Paul: Media Blackout as military & vets for Ron Paul lead DC March on White House - with videos ~ link ~ A massive march of veterans and military personnel marched on the Whitehouse to rally support for Ron Paul in this epic video which erupts into chants of “End The Fed”
Of course there will be no mention of this in the corporate media
No amount of astro-turfing or corporate media manipulation can mask the energy and enthusiasm that is out there for Ron Paul. No other candidate has supporters like this which is further reinforces just how fraudulent the GOP primary race.
For Baby Boomers, it's a new era of 'work til you drop' ~ link ~ Another "benefit" brought to you by the great folks at the Global Banking Cartel. Stirling
Fearing the West, Putin pledges biggest military buildup since the Cold War ~ link ~ Russia needs to launch a major military buildup to prepare for life in a dangerous world where international law is breaking down, the West feels free to intervene in sovereign countries, and rivals could invade Russia to seize its rich trove of natural resources, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has warned.
In his fifth programmatic article detailing what he will do if he wins a new six-year presidential term in elections that are now less than two weeks off, Mr. Putin pledged, among other things, the biggest rearmament program in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Over the next decade, Putin writes, $772 billion to be spent on 400 new intercontinental ballistic missiles, 2,300 late-generation tanks, 600 modern combat aircraft – including at least 100 military-purpose space planes – eight nuclear ballistic missile submarines, 50 surface warships as well as a whole new inventory of artillery, air defense systems, and about 17,000 new military vehicles.
Russia's T-50 Fifth Generation fighter still armless - video ~ link ~ This comes as the F-22 is all but finished in terms of its very limited production run. The F-22 was a typical pork-barrel DOD project, vastly over priced as so much work was farmed out to Congressional Districts whose congressmen were on the House Armed Services Committee. Both the Russians and the Chinese (with their J-20) have an opportunity to elect to mass produce their super-fighters in large numbers (like 1,000+ aircraft) by avoiding pork-barrel based production. This would give them a dramatic advantage...and cause the USAF and Congress to make basic changes to the current procurement process. Stirling
New USAF Bomber Force May Need 200 Aircraft ~ link ~ Projected cost is over half a billion dollars per aircraft! At that price, if they used something invented in America over 200 years ago, mass production manufacturing, they could realistic build thousands of these aircraft instead of building a very small number using hand-made technology. Stirling
Analysts suggest the requirement for the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) program could be as high as 200 aircraft as the aircraft begins to replace aging B-1s and B-52s. The problem is how to take advantage of the new technology without breaking the budget or generating so much political backlash that the bomber program is reduced or canceled. The B-2s ended up costing more than $2 billion apiece because the program was closed down so early.
Israel makes it clear it ponders attack on Tehran's nuclear infrastructure ~ link ~ U.N. nuclear inspectors arrived in Iran on Monday in the latest push to hold key talks with Iranian officials about how far the country's controversial nuclear program has come.
The two days of talks come amid heightened tensions in the region, with Israel making clear it is pondering an attack on Tehran's nuclear infrastructure, while Iran warned it could cut off the narrow strait through which oil tankers sail in and out of the gulf.
Uri Avnery - On Israeli National Suicide ~ link ~ Very good article! Please take the time it read it all at the link. Stirling
When Israel came into being, Orthodox Jews were a small minority. Since Ben-Gurion needed them for his coalition, he gave them some privileges which looked cheap to him. The Orthodox got their own education system, financed by the state, and were exempted from army service.Some 60 years later, these privileges have grown to gigantic dimensions. To compensate for the lives lost in the Holocaust, and to increase the Jewish population, the Israeli government has encouraged natural increase by generous children’s subsidies.
Since the religious of all shades have reproduced much more than any other Israelis (except Muslim Arabs), their part in the population has grown by leaps and bounds. Orthodox families generally have 8-10 children. All these go to religious schools, where they study exclusively religious texts and don’t acquire any skills useful for working in a modern society. They don’t need them, since they do not work at all, devoting their entire lives to the study of the Talmud. They don’t need to interrupt their studying of the dead texts, because they don’t serve in the army.
If these were marginal phenomena in the early days of the state, they are now rapidly leading to a national emergency.
Former CIA chief (and top Neocon) claims Iran will attack Statue of Liberty ~ link ~ He should try bagging that crap for fertilizer. Stirling