Saturday, 27 July 2013

U.S. to reduce presence in Gulf from two carrier groups to one




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U.S. to reduce presence in Gulf from two carrier groups to one

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy, amid major budget cuts, has decided to limit its presence to one aircraft carrier strike group in the Gulf.

Officials said the Navy would maintain an aircraft carrier group in the Gulf in 2014, down from two a year earlier. They said the group would be trained for a range of missions, including counter-mining and ballistic missile defense amid the threat from Iran.

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. U.S. Department of Defense photo


"It will be one in the Western Pacific carrier strike group, one in the Arabian Gulf for — as we call, it one-one in each theater," U.S. Navy operations director Adm. Jonathan Greenert said.

In a briefing on July 19, Greenert said the carrier strike group would seek to fulfill the requirements of the military's Central Command, responsible for the Gulf and much of the Middle East. But the admiral said sequestration, the term for major budget cuts, could reduce capabilities.

"The broad range of missions that we take there, ballistic missile defense, maritime intercept, sea control, as you mentioned, counter-piracy, all the way up to surface-to-surface missiles, you know, launching, counter-mining, that broad view we have to look at and perhaps tailor by unit, because of the money that we receive being so hard to predict out ahead," Greenert said. "It would be a little different for each unit, so we have to watch this very closely on who we would send, if called upon in a contingency."

Greenert acknowledged that the planned deployment fell short of naval requirements. The Navy had planned to send an average of 1.7 strike groups in 2014.

"In a given year, we could send 1.7 over, but that money spent on operations this year would be invested there, not in training," Greenert said. "It just wouldn't be enough. And therefore, you're mortgaging or you're foreclosing, I should say, next year's deployment, because those folks will not be trained, unless somehow you scramble and get money through the year, and that would be high risk."

Greenert said Iran has reduced hostile naval activities in the Gulf in 2013. But he dismissed any link between the Iranian reduction and the removal of the second U.S. Navy carrier group from the Gulf in January.

"And you would say, 'Well, what does that compared to, say, last January?' And I'd say, "Much lower," Greenert said. "From what I have seen and kind of looked at that, I didn't see that the carrier presence impacted the activity level of either the Iranian navy or the IRGC [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps]."

 



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U.S. intelligence: Al Qaida plotting attacks on U.S. civilian jetliners





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U.S. intelligence: Al Qaida plotting attacks on U.S. civilian jetliners

WASHINGTON — Al Qaida's network in Yemen is planning to conduct bombing attacks on American civilian aircraft.

Officials said the intelligence community has traced a plot by Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula to blow up a commercial airliner or cargo plane. They identified the AQAP planner as Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri, believed to have taken over the Al Qaida network in Saudi Arabia and Yemen in wake of the U.S. assassination of Said Al Shihri, deemed the deputy commander of the insurgency movement.

Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri. Saudi Interior Ministry/Landov


"There is intelligence that he has unfortunately trained others and there's a lot of effort to identify those folks," U.S. Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole said.

In a July 19 address to the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado, Pistole marked the first senior U.S. official to disclose a specific AQAP plot against American aviation. Over the last year, U.S. intelligence agency chiefs have warned that AQAP sought to renew attacks on U.S. airliners but did not report specific planning.

Al Asiri was identified as the leading bomb-maker of AQAP. A Saudi national and former chemistry major, Al Asiri has been linked to the foiled attacks on U.S. passenger and cargo aircraft in 2009, 2010 and 2012. One of his bombs targeted and injured Saudi counter-insurgency chief Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, today the kingdom's interior minister.

Pistole said Al Asiri, believed to be 35, has been learning from previous failures and enhanced bomb methods and technology. He said the 2012 plot, foiled by Saudi intelligence, included a type of explosive not recognized by U.S. intelligence or law enforcement.

The AQAP bomb was said to have been wrapped in caulk to prevent vapor leakage that could be detected by airport systems or trained dogs. Al Asiri, who survived at least one U.S. combat unmanned aerial vehicle attack, was also said to have used a so-called double-initiation system to detonate the bomb.

"He gave [the presumed attacker] instructions to get on the plane and fly to the U.S. and blow himself up over the U.S.," Pistole said. "Fortunately, that terrorist was a double agent."

Pistole did not provide details of Al Asiri's bomb squad. But he said Al Asiri marked the key to any new bombing campaign by Al Qaida.

"That is our greatest threat," Pistole said.

 



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ITALY: Moroccan Muslims rob a church, then defecate and urinate on its altar





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SERRAVALLE: First they gained entry to the rectory of Libiola and stole the money collected by the children of Grest, and then, still not happy, they entered the nearby church, which, since last year's earthquake, is a simple tensile structure made of plastic and defecated and urinated next to the altar. Vlad Tepes  (h/t Susan K) This […]

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FORT HOOD Muslim Jihadist, Nidal Hasan, speaks the truth: “America IS at war with Islam”





BareNakedIslam posted: "In a statement released to FOX News, Hasan said the U.S. Military is at war with his religion. "My complicity was on behalf of a government that openly acknowledges that it would hate for the law of Almighty Allah to be the supreme law of the land," the A"

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FORT HOOD Muslim Jihadist, Nidal Hasan, speaks the truth: "America IS at war with Islam"

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In a statement released to FOX News, Hasan said the U.S. Military is at war with his religion. "My complicity was on behalf of a government that openly acknowledges that it would hate for the law of Almighty Allah to be the supreme law of the land," the Army psychiatrist said. Hasan then apparently asked […]

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(PC) Cultural Based Marxism. The New Racist of America.





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(PC) Cultural Based Marxism. The New Racist of America.

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From TRP: Stumbled onto this at LiveLeak: This is the report everyone saw. This is the report everyone remembers. This is why PC Political Correctness is the New Marxist Revolution in America. This Plan was set in motion over 90 years ago by those seeking to Destroy the West. This is the Subversion of our […]

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Obama IS Trayvon.a Moron




 

Obama IS Trayvon…a Moron

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The idea of a president of the United States saying, "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon" is ridiculous.

But leave it to Barack "I Need Street Cred" Obama to actually pretend that he could have BEEN Trayvon. The kid who grew up with more white people around him than Mitt Romney.

For you naysayers, I dare you to find pictures of Obama with more blacks around him than whites, until he hit the mean streets of Chicago. By then, he had faked his blackness, and been adopted by communists who knew that the half-black articulate and clean non-threatening black man needed to appear to be from the hood.

Thank God for Michelle and Reverend Wright.

In his "I am Trayvon" press conference, Obama had the opportunity to be a leader. However, instead of showing leadership in the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict and steering young black kids away from the behavior that got Trayvon killed, Obama said he could have actually BEEN a young street thug, ignorant girlfriend included.

What white president would speak out of the death of some white trash punk…wait…besides Jimmy Carter?

Would Bush adopt Timothy McVeigh and speak of the angst that white people feel? Would he then hold an "impromptu" presser in order to say, "35 years ago, I could have blown up a federal building?" Would he ask for nationwide vigils to be held in honor of said punk?

Obama showcased the leadership of a moron, instead of calling the death of Trayvon Martin what it is…a tragedy.

But you want to know the real tragedy?

The real tragedy is that Trayvon could be baited into some homophobic fit of rage by his–as Piers Morgan called her–very intelligent girlfriend.

Obama could have put his disdain for America aside and helped Liberal blacks to see the real lesson:

Don't take fists to a gun fight.

Treat everyone as if they have a gun, and life is much simpler. As the saying goes, "God made all men, Colt made them all equal."

 



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Snow Plowing




 Snow Plowing

 

 

On a bitterly cold winters morning a husband and wife in new york were listening to the radio during breakfast.  They heard the announcer say, "We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the Snow plows can get through. "So the good wife went out and moved her car.

A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the radio announcer said, "We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the snow plows can get through. "The good wife went out and moved her car again.

The next week they are again having breakfast, when the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park...." Then the electric power went out. The good wife was very upset, and with a worried look on her face she said, "I don't know what to do.  Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snow plows can get through?"

Then with the love and understanding in his voice that all men who are married to blondes exhibit, the husband replied,

"Why don't you just leave the car in the garage this time."


       

 



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Islam and Moby Dick






 Herman Melville (1819-1891), who had a closer perspective on ideological forces at work in Early America, wrote the following in Moby-Dick (1851) with regard to Islam.

 

"Now, as I before hinted, I have no objection to any person's religion, be it what it may, so long as that person does not kill or insult any other person, because that other person don't believe it also. But when a man's religion becomes really frantic; when it is a positive torment to him; and, in fine, makes this earth of ours an uncomfortable inn to lodge in; then I think it high time to take that individual aside and argue the point with him." Chapter 17, The Ramadan, Moby-Dick

 

Source:  Melville, Herman. Moby Dick. Barnes and Noble Books, New York: 2003, p. 118.

 

See also:  Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick. Penguin, New York: 2001  150th anniversary edition, p. 94.

 

 

 



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EXCELLENT! Reports out of Egypt allege more than 100 pro-Morsi rioters killed by Egyptian Army





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Egypt's military rulers were last night accused of killing more than 100 and injuring hundreds more supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi and the Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood in the worst night of bloodshed since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. UK Telegraph  The Muslim Brotherhood claimed that at least 120 people had died, and hundreds more […]

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Obama Administration Considering Government Shut-Down Strategy





July 27, 2013

Obama Administration Considering Government Shut-Down Strategy

Carol Platt Liebau

7/26/2013 3:33:00 PM - Carol Platt Liebau

The Washington Post reports that some Obama administration officials are pushing for a confrontational budget strategy that would likely result in a government shut-down.  In one scenario, the president would refuse to sign any funding measure that didn't roll back the sequester.

No doubt the administration officials advocating such a course are remembering the heady days of the Clinton administration, when the GOP's decision to shut down the government effectively resulted in their losing control of the narrative that had swept them to power.

But there are reasons for Democrats to be cautious; history may not repeat itself.  For one thing, Newt Gingrich's shoot-from-the-lip tendencies allowed the 1995 shut down to be portrayed as the result of his personal pique for having to deplane from the back of Air Force One. For another, Bill Clinton hadn't taken the country on a massive spending spree, or proposed budgets that do nothing more than impose hitherto unimaginable (and dangerous) levels of debt on our country for years to come.

Finally, President Obama has hurt his own credibility with specious Chicken Little claims that the sky would fall if the sequester went into effect.  What's more, don't forget that in 2011, Obama threatened to veto any attempts to undo sequester cuts (yes, of course, that was before the election!) -- and no doubt we'd hear more about that hypocrisy.

Perhaps the President intends to force a shut-down anyway, figuring that, as always, his friends in the press will deem it another "good idea" and spin it his way, thus firing up low-information voters before the the 2014 elections.  But he should bear in mind that, like the sequester (and so much else) this spring, things may not work out exactly as he hoped.

 



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IRS wants out of ObambiCare

The ACA enforcement agency's union (NTEU) has filed for a waiver exempting its members from exchanges.

Now what's that tell ya?

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Muslims Infiltrate the U.S. Tea Party to Advance a Sharia Law Agenda





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Tea Party circles in East Tennessee might seem an unlikely environment for launching a Muslim organization. Will Coley, a 31-year-old Tennessee native, Muslim convert and Tea Party activist did just that.
His one person outreach project to Tea Party conservatives and libertarians grew into the first national organization countering Islamophobia on the Right.

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