According to reports, an Israeli foot patrol crossed the UN-drawn Blue Line and entered Lebanese soil on Wednesday and stayed in the area for hours.
A flotilla of Russian Navy ships set sail Tuesday for the Mediterranean, where Russia maintains a small base at Tartus, Syria. A destroyer and three landing ships left the Arctic port of Severomorsk. A second destroyer left Russia’s base at Sevastopol, Ukraine. And Interfax reported that more warships from the Baltic Fleet, based in St. Petersburg, are preparing to join the flotilla. The warships set sail the day after Russia’s President Vladimir Putin accused the West of “missile bomb democracy.” In a key policy speech to top Russian diplomats gathered in Moscow, he accused the West of using deception to gain political advantage. “This can be seen from the so-called humanitarian operations, from exports of the ‘missile-bomb’ democracy, and intervention in internal conflicts, including those bred by the ‘Arab spring’,” said the president.
Russia building war armada in Mediterranean ~ link ~ They do NOT intend to allow the West to take over Syria or Iran and are clearly putting 'their money where their mouth is' by placing a significant naval force off shore of Syria. This is a force that has a real punch and any attack on same could begin a global war...World War III...Armageddon! Stirling
Pentagon admits lethality and effectiveness of Iran's missile systems ~ link ~ Over a quarter of a century ago, I outlined to a senior Israeli general, over lunch in Long Beach, how Saddam could have used his Scud type missiles in a then-future war. I scared the general. Now it appears that the Iranians are doing what I said, years ago, was possible. One example: if you use FAE (fuel air explosive) sub-munitions on guided missiles and fire a large number of these missiles at a city or other major target using a grid system, you can lay down a FAE 'brew' over a large area and obtain PSI blast levels equal to a tactical nuclear warhead without using any nuclear material. Further, if you disperse the sub-munitions early in the flight, you make the interdiction of the missile's war package almost impossible. You can disperse and store the missiles in secret, build them in secret, and row them out in secret to quickly fire them with only the actual firing being picked up by space sensors. We actually do not know how many missiles Syria and Iran and their Hezbollah forces really have. They could have several times what we believe them to have, if they have played a careful game. Stirling
The Pentagon has
admitted that the “lethality and effectiveness” of Iran's missile
systems has improved and Tehran would present a “formidable force” while
defending its territory.
According to a June 29 report by the Pentagon, “Iran
has boosted the lethality and effectiveness of existing systems by
improving accuracy and developing new submunition payloads” that “extend
the destructive power over a wider area than a solid warhead,” Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
The report, signed by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, was
presented to the four US congressional defense committees last week to
comply with a 2010 directive to provide an annual classified and
unclassified assessment of Iran’s military power.
It noted that improvements in Iran's missile capability are
occurring in parallel with regular ballistic-missile training that
“continues throughout the country” and the addition of “new ships and
Early in July, the Islamic Revolution
Guards Corps (IRGC) test fired domestically-produced missiles during a
three-day military drill codenamed The Great Prophet 7.
The tested missiles included Shahab (Meteor) 1, 2, 3, Khalij Fars
(Persian Gulf), Tondar (Lightning), Fateh (Victor) and Zelzal (Quake) as
well as Qiam (Uprising).
The report said most of Israel’s allies in the region have collapsed and cannot play a significant role in the Arab world.
It added that Saudi arabia is the only country that stands against the Islamic Republic of Iran and thus it is Tel Aviv’s last line of defense against Tehran.
The report noted that the Al Saud family is very important to Israel because Saudi arabia is very actively working in countries such as Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon to reduce Iran's influence in those countries.
In a paragraph entitled "Preparing for the final battle: the struggle for the survival of the House of Saud," the report added that Israel, Saudi Arabia and less effective countries such as Jordan and Persian Gulf littoral states are trying to reduce the resulting instability.
The report said that because of the challenges in the Saudi royal family, Iran may obtain the ability to abolish a known regional system. Also, there are fears of strategy shifts resulting from a generational change in the leadership of the Al Saud dynasty.
last March, a senior Egyptian cleric accused Saudi arabia and Qatar of meddling in the internal affairs of other Muslim nations, calling the two states “Israel’s servants.”
Sheikh Mohammad Alaedin Madhi said the two countries were implementing an Israeli-US plan in Syria.
He also criticized the Saudi-owned television network Al-Arabiya and the Qatar-owned broadcaster Al-Jazeera for "serving Israeli interests."
It will be several months, if not years, before it can fulfill many of the key roles attributed to a modern aircraft carrier and will not achieve full operational capability, including a complete fixed-wing and helicopter equipped air wing, nor full integration into fleet operations before 2016-2017.
Commissioning of the carrier nonetheless will mark a major milestone in China's progress towards becoming a major ocean-going naval power. The carrier will significantly improve the fleet's air defenses and broad ocean strike capabilities, but its full strategic significance cannot be understood without examining its role within China's increasingly aggressive posture in the South China Sea and complex fleet force structure.
At least 23 demonstrators have been injured during the clashes.
The miners are angry with a 63 percent cut in subsidies to coal mining companies, major contributors to the Spanish energy market.Earlier in the day tens of thousands of Spaniards joined miners to express opposition to the austerity measures.
San Bernardino is the Third California City To Go Bankrupt in Two Weeks! ~ link ~ For many years now, trends start in California and then spread throughout America. This is the next stage in the planned destruction of the United States of America. Stirling