AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
1,794 daily postings to this news blog as of today
Links of importance:
Latest Satellite Sea Surface Temperature for North Atlantic - Loop Current - Gulf Stream ~ link
True Believer Album by Jeff DeVillez (iTunes) ~ link
War on Iran & Syria: What They Are NOT Telling Us ~ link
Israeli PM Netanyahu demands Obama commit to military action if Iran sanctions fail ~ link ~ Let me get this straight: The racist war hawk leader of tiny Israel (smaller than Wales) demands that the World's sole military super-power engage in yet another war for its hyper-aggressive drive to control all the Muslin nations in the Middle East; a war that is apt to become the Third World War; a war that is totally unnecessary; a war that is based on the non-existent (according to the CIA and many independent top experts) Iranian nuclear weapons program, when Israel itself is the third largest (in terms of nuclear weapons) nuclear power on Earth. You cannot make this stuff up, nor the fact that Bibi 666 Netanyahu will eventually get his way! Stirling
Israeli Air Force Chief: US has military plan should Iran conflict erupt ~ link
Arab League Chief opposes using force in Syria ~ link ~ Assad is winning and they all know it. Stirling
The Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby said on Thursday he was opposed to violence or direct military intervention as a way to resolve the Syrian crisis, even after leading Gulf states pushed for arming the Syrian opposition.
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday said that U.S. President Barack Obama is “a great president and a great friend of Israel,” and that security cooperation between the U.S. and Israel is “the best we’ve ever had.”
Obama calmly responded, “Nobody’s announced a war, young lady. You’re jumping the gun a little bit.”
Will Bibi Break Obama? ~ link ~ How much of this is false narrative and how much is real??? It is likely true that many senior military officers are opposed to a war with Iran/Syria/Hezbollah but that does not necessarily mean that they can control the Administration's direction on this. Obama is the most "Front Man" of all American presidents. The Bushes were at least third string players in the Illuminati, and Bill Clinton was most likely a Rockefeller bastard, but Obama is simply a third generation CIA operative without any real personal power base. He is controlled, the real question is what will his string-pullers do. Stirling
Report: US prepares to refuel Israeli warplanes striking Iran ~ link ~ Following Israeli calls on the US to toughen its stance on Iran’s nuclear energy program, Pentagon officials have announced preparations for the aerial refueling of Tel Aviv planes that may strike Iran.
Pentagon officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed on Thursday that “military options being prepared start with providing refueling for Israeli planes and include attacking the pillars of the clerical regime (Iran).”
How Empires Fall - Including the American One ~ link ~ In a recent TomDispatch introduction, I pointed out that, when it comes to America’s wars, you can’t afford to be right. I suggested that those who had foreseen disaster in Iraq and Afghanistan should logically be celebrated in this country and "should be in the Rolodexes of every journalist reporting on American foreign policy, the Iran crisis, or our wars." But, I asked, "When was the last time you heard from one of them or saw one spotlighted?"
Yet while Israel is one of the noisiest participants in the stand-off, it is by far not the only important player to watch. From a long rostrum of powers with heavy stakes (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and China immediately come to mind), Russia seems to be driving a particularly hard bargain with the US and its allies. Though not much is known about these secret negotiations, what seems apparent is that the fates of Iran and Syria are intricately linked.