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Latest Satellite Sea Surface Temperature for North Atlantic - Loop Current - Gulf Stream ~ link
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War on Iran & Syria: What They Are NOT Telling Us ~ link
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One, that any more interceptions of Syria-bound aircraft coming from Russia after the incident of Oct. 10 would bring forth a Russian military response; and two, that Moscow will not tolerate aerial intrusion in the Syrian conflict by Turkey or any other NATO member. This warning was directed specifically against the imposition of a no-fly zone over Syria which Turkey is in the process of enforcing.
USS John C. Stennis super-carrier battle group arrives near Iran ~ link ~ The USS Enterprise super-carrier battle group is on temporary R&R in Naples but will return in a week...just in time for the massive USAF-IDF "air drill" in Israel. Which will be a week or two before the US Presidential Election!!! October Surprise??? Stirling
An air defense drill planned for late this month will involve more than 3,500 Americans and 1,000 Israelis, practicing their ability to work together against a range of threats facing the main US ally in the Mideast. Officials briefing reporters on Wednesday would not specify the exact date for security reasons.
China losing patience with Japan over East China Sea Dispute ~ link ~ The Chinese government announced on Monday the official baseline for the territorial waters of the Diaoyu Islands and then covered the Diaoyu Islands in domestic weather forecasts Tuesday. These moves were a response to Japan’s aim of “nationalizing” the Diaoyu Islands. This indicates that the dispute has reached the stage of official confrontation.
Announcing the baseline of territorial waters is the prerequisite to determine sea areas under national jurisdiction. In this way, we can make sure that 12 nautical miles outside the baseline of the territorial waters are considered our peripheral areas under China’s sovereignty.
In accordance with China’s laws, we can deny access to any foreign aircraft, warships and individuals except innocuous foreign civilian vessels in these waters. Otherwise, it is an infringement of our territory, and we are entitled to resort to our domestic law for adjudication.
Photos of the day: The 7 Chinese navy warships off Okinawa ~ link ~ The China-Japan War Theater to the coming World War III is developing as planned. Stirling
Sino-Japanese Rift part of covert US agenda ~ link ~
An old Lord Stirling article from a site I had not seen before: War with Iran - The Scenarios ~ link
Swiss Army actively preparing for EU chaos ~ link
America R.I.P.: Death of the Middle Class, Offshoring of American Jobs ~ link ~ In the 21st century the US economy has been able to create only a few new jobs and these are in lowly paid domestic services that cannot be offshored, such as waitresses and bartenders. The lack of jobs, especially high value-added, high productivity jobs, is the reason real median household income has declined and the distribution of income has worsened. Without rising real household income, there cannot be a consumer economy.