Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Prepare for war

Well everyone can see it's coming soon ...


Israel’s Choice: Conventional War Now, or Nuclear War Later

There was no ‘better deal’ with Iran to be had. Now this calamitous one offers Tehran two paths to the bomb.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, July 27, 2015.ENLARGE
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, July 27, 2015. PHOTO: ZUMA PRESS
Almost everyone who opposes the deal President Obama has struck with Iran hotly contests his relentless insistence that the only alternative to it is war. No, they claim, there is another alternative, and that is “a better deal.” 
To which Mr. Obama responds that Iran would never agree to the terms his critics imagine could be imposed. These terms would include the toughening rather than the lifting of sanctions; “anytime, anywhere” nuclear-plant inspections instead of the easily evaded ones to which he has agreed; the elimination rather than the freezing of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure; and the corresponding elimination of the “sunset” clause that leaves Iran free after 10 years to build as many nuclear weapons as it wishes.
Since I too consider Mr. Obama’s deal a calamity, I would be happy to add my voice to the critical chorus. Indeed, I agree wholeheartedly with the critics that, far from “cutting off any pathway Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon,” as he claims, the deal actually offers Tehran not one but two paths to acquiring the bomb. Iran can either cheat or simply wait for the sunset clause to kick in, while proceeding more or less legally to prepare for that glorious day.

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Editorial Page Editor Paul Gigot on news that the nuclear pact doesn’t mandate a complete accounting of Tehran’s program. Photo credit: Associated Press.
Unfortunately, however, I am unable to escape the conclusion that Mr. Obama is right when he dismisses as a nonstarter the kind of “better deal” his critics propose. Nor, given that the six other parties to the negotiations are eager to do business with Iran, could these stringent conditions be imposed if the U.S. were to walk away without a deal. The upshot is that if the objective remains preventing Iran from getting the bomb, the only way to do so is to bomb Iran. 
And there’s the rub. Once upon a time the U.S. and just about every other country on earth believed that achieving this objective was absolutely necessary to the safety of the world, and that it could be done through negotiations. Yet as the years wore on, it became increasingly clear to everyone not blinded by wishful delusions that diplomacy would never work. 
Simultaneously it also became clear that the U.S. and the six other parties to the negotiations, despite their protestations that force remained “on the table,” would never resort to it (and that Mr. Obama was hellbent on stopping Israel from taking military action on its own). Hence they all set about persuading themselves that their fears of a nuclear Iran had been excessive, and that we could live with a nuclear Iran as we had lived with Russia and China during the Cold War. 
Out the window went the previously compelling case against that possibility made by authoritative scholars like Bernard Lewis, and with it went the assumption that the purpose of the negotiations was to prevent Iran from getting the bomb.
For our negotiating partners, the new goal was to open the way to lucrative business contracts, but for Mr. Obama it was to remove the biggest obstacle to his long-standing dream of a U.S. détente with Iran. To realize this dream, he was ready to concede just about anything the Iranians wanted—without, of course, admitting that this was tantamount to acquiescence in an Iran armed with nuclear weapons and the rockets to deliver them.
To repeat, then, what cannot be stressed too often: If the purpose were still to prevent Iran from getting the bomb, no deal that Iran would conceivably agree to sign could do the trick, leaving war as the only alternative. To that extent, Mr. Obama is also right. But there is an additional wrinkle. For in allowing Iran to get the bomb, he is not averting war. What he is doing is setting the stage for a nuclear war between Iran and Israel. 
The reason stems from the fact that, with hardly an exception, all of Israel believes that the Iranians are deadly serious when they proclaim that they are bound and determined to wipe the Jewish state off the map. It follows that once Iran acquires the means to make good on this genocidal commitment, each side will be faced with only two choices: either to rely on the fear of a retaliatory strike to deter the other from striking first, or to launch a pre-emptive strike of its own.
Yet when even a famous Iranian “moderate” like the former President Hashemi Rafsanjani has said—as he did in 2001, contemplating a nuclear exchange—that “the use of even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything. However, it will only harm the Islamic world. It is not irrational to contemplate such an eventuality,” how can deterrence work?
The brutal truth is that the actual alternatives before us are not Mr. Obama’s deal or war. They are conventional war now or nuclear war later. John Kerryrecently declared that Israel would be making a “huge mistake” to take military action against Iran. But Mr. Kerry, as usual, is spectacularly wrong. Israel would not be making a mistake at all, let alone a huge one. On the contrary, it would actually be sparing itself—and the rest of the world—a nuclear conflagration in the not too distant future.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Code compromised

This morning I had a dream where the enemy had crack part of this...

"Submarine code" could partially be cracked as one or two codes were cracked ... Could have the entire U.S. fleet at risk.

as I jotted this down ... it reminded me of how England cracked the Nazi code.

Probably goes computer hacking ... Though it could go to Seventy seven and 9-28
But yes, I am starting to look at markets...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The cost of following a Nut-in-yahoo

NUT-in-YAHOO ... News

JERUSALEM - Israel's attorney general has ordered a criminal investigation into excessive spending at the residences of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 
The announcement followed a report by the state comptroller, which said large sums of public money were spent on food, wine, furniture and gardening at Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem and a private luxury villa on the Mediterranean coast.
It's an embarrassment for the prime minister as the cost of living for normal Israelis soars. Evening news programs feature almost-daily stories about ordinary families who can't make it through the month.
With wages low, many people simply can't afford to buy a home or other basics. The average apartment costs in the region of $400,000. Food prices are up, and gasoline is running $6.70 per gallon.
Critics say Netanyahu is out of touch with the people.
And the investigation is a second blow to Netanyahu following the Iran nuclear deal reached last week by six world powers -- including Israel's most important ally, the U.S. -- and the Islamic Republic.
The Israeli leader had staked his political career on stopping the deal. He campaigned so hard to prevent it, including a controversial speech to the U.S. Congress in March, that he drew the ire of the Obama administration and, many believe, seriously harmed relations with the U.S.
That has provided cannon fodder for the Israeli opposition. Yair Lapid, who heads the centrist Yesh Atid party, slammed Netanyahu's diplomatic campaign as a "colossal failure."
"I also am not thrilled by Obama's polices. But Netanyahu crossed a line that caused the White House to stop listening to Israel," Lapid charged. "In the last year we weren't even in the arena, we had no representative in Vienna, our intelligence cooperation was harmed, and the door to the White House was closed to us. He should resign, because if you promise for years that only you can prevent this deal and then it's signed, you're responsible."
If that were not enough, Netanyahu currently controls a shaky right-wing coalition government with a razor-thin majority in the 120-member Knesset (Israeli parliament); only 61 seats. The leadership edge is so tenuous that if just one coalition member bolts, it could bring down the government. 
This has subjected the Israeli leader to political blackmail. For instance, the ultra-Orthodox parties -- some of the most bitterly opposed to the Iran talks -- are getting a big piece of the state-funded national pie, infuriating the secular majority.
Netanyahu has often forbidden coalition members from travelling abroad, fearing their absence could enable the opposition to bring down the government in a hastily-called no-confidence vote.
To prop up his fragile coalition, he has been courting the opposition Labor Party, but dovish Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog says he won't serve as a fig leaf for Netanyahu's reckless policies.
"As I have said over and over again, I am not going to join the government," Herzog declared. "We must not give it a lifeline or lend our support in any way. We must replace this government today, tomorrow, as soon as possible."
The government is only two months old, and its collapse is not imminent. Cabinet ministers and coalition members are never eager to give up the benefits and perks that come with the reins of power.
"He can survive. The question is what quality of life he will have," said Amit Segal, a political commentator for Israel's Channel 2 TV. "It's hard to see him pushing forward with anything big."
Israel is notorious for political turmoil and few governments serve out their four-year terms. With the brewing scandal, backlash from the Iran crisis, a simmering conflict with the Palestinians and a one-seat majority in parliament, it seems increasingly likely that Netanyahu's fourth term in office will suffer the same fate. 
Filed by CBS Radio News correspondent Robert Berger

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

China stock market crash ... 2/17/15

I just saw the news, and this reminded me of my 2/17/15 dream... The sand (beach) must of meant summer time here... So the U.S. Market has to compete against this news...


China                Then         3,246.91.      Now   3,575.76

Hong Kong      Then       24,784.88.      Now   23,923.37

"At the moment there is a mood of panic in the market and a large increase in irrational dumping of shares, causing a strain of liquidity in the stock market," China Securities Regulatory Commission said in statement. 
Since June 12, the Shanghai Composite has lost an unnerving 32%. The Shenzhen market, which has more tech companies and is often compared to America's Nasdaq index, is down 41% over the same period.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Greek tragedy

This morning I had a dream in which I was walking out a sliding door and stopped in the middle ... I felt a earthquake in the frame of this sliding door and wondered if anyone else felt it.. and then a cat ran through this door outside and went north .. Then fell over after going a couple yards.. Look like it changed into a goat..

When I woke up ... I was kind of looking out this sliding door and watching the news ... About Greece, and am thinking this is not good news

Friday, July 3, 2015

FBI says Fire an act of God!

I don't think anyone is going to buy this news story given that string of fires ... 

Mostly a story told by the FBI so that whoever set the fire, will start another church fire

Lightning might have caused South Carolina church fire, FBI says

(CNN)Federal investigators suspect lightning might have caused the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, senior officials in the FBI said Wednesday morning.
The FBI has been working with the National Weather Service to determine whether the heavy storms in the area contributed to the fire. A forensics report of lightning strikes by CNN meteorologists shows four strikes occurred in the immediate vicinity of the church, all at 7:18 p.m. ET Tuesday....

Thursday, July 2, 2015

IRS is corrupt!

IT boss ‘blown away’ that IRS backup tapes in Lerner case erased, watchdog says

The chief technology officer at the IRS was "blown away" after learning backup tapes that likely contained messages to and from controversial ex-official Lois Lerner were destroyed, according to an internal government watchdog report. 
The 1,600-page report, prepared by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, examined the agency's handling of Lerner's missing emails and apparent computer crash. Lerner is the former official at the heart of the scandal over IRS targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups, but lawmakers were told last year that some of her electronic communications had been lost. 

The effort to recover those files has seemingly been marked by a string of blunders. Inspector General J. Russell George first told lawmakers last week that 422 backup tapes were "magnetically erased" around March 4, 2014, meaning thousands of emails might never be recovered. 
The IG report, which is not expected to be made public but has been viewed by Fox News, does not point to any deliberate cover-up. The report says investigators found "no evidence that the IRS and its employees purposely erased the tapes in order to conceal" some of the emails in question. 
However, the report demonstrates the IRS did a sloppy job retaining documents despite a House Ways and Means Committee directive to do so. 
Late Thursday Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, responded to the report, saying, “After spending more than $20 million and three years investigating, the Inspector General’s conclusions remain the same:  there is no evidence to substantiate Republican claims of political motivation, White House involvement, or intentional destruction of evidence.  It’s time to stop this political witch hunt and focus on investigations that impact American’s lives."

According to the report, IRS Chief Technology Officer Terry Milholland told the IG office he was "blown away" after learning the tapes had been demagnetized -- a process known as "degaussing." This was done at the IRS's IT center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Those tapes are believed to have contained Lerner emails that "were responsive to Congressional demands and subpoenas," the report says. 
"Backup tapes were destroyed as a result of IRS management," the report says, noting officials failed to appropriately follow a May 2013 directive from Milholland concerning record preservation. 
The report further states that the IRS "did not fully identify as a source or perform recovery attempts for email" associated with Lerner. It says that as many as "23,000 to 24,000 email messages may not have been provided to Congress." 
Beginning in the summer of 2011, according to the report, there was an effort by the IRS to recover the failed hard drive belonging to Lerner. 
A July 19, 2011, email from Carl Froehlich, who headed the service's "Agency Wide Shared Services" division, to Lerner declared that "Lillie Wilburn" was on the case. Wilburn is the IRS's program manager of network services for IT in Atlanta. 
"It may be too late - don't send them off to the hard drive cemetery," Lerner wrote to the IRS' IT department on July 20. 
On Aug. 5, 2011, Wilburn wrote to Lerner: "Unfortunately the news is not good. The sectors of the hard drive were bad which made your data [unrecoverable]. I am very sorry. Everyone tried their best." 
Lerner then replied: "Thanks for trying. It really do appreciate the effort. Sometimes stuff just happens." 
Before leaving the agency, Lerner led the division that came under fire for allegedly singling out conservative groups for additional scrutiny as they sought nonprofit status

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New York escaped prisoners

FBI Pet Peeve escaped

Unread postby Batman » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:49 am

I was working with a partner on some small job, and he stated "that the FBI would like us to look at an "emergency job" ...

.. So we rush over to take a look (check it out) and they bring us in to show us WAT  :whoa: ... THEY BRING US INTO A ROOM IN WHICH A CREATURE is "sitting up like a dog" - it had white shaggy fur and the body of a large wolf like creature (no tail), with the head that looked like a "PINCHER BUG" with 2 Human legs...  :wideeye: 

They made this creature take a walk around in a circle, like you would a trained animal in a circus .. Then it disappeared 

My partner and I are alone in the room, as I turn to him and say, "WAT ":?: ... 
(Like you want us to chase down this mans butt coming out of a WAT)  :drool: 
I was awaken by a cat.. 
But I know WAT the FBI Pet Peeve is.  :lol:

by Batman » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:39 pm

Hmm ... in the dream the vanished .. So I am pretty sure after a week of intense searching ... It's considered a waist of resources to continue in this style. They should only go with reported sightings... 

Though you might try Looking at Waywood Pines, as Burke in nearby  :lol:

:eat: hmm how does that work anyways, does the state of New York foot the bill, or is the Federal Government going further in debt :?

by Gus Who » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:44 am
This could be it, as when I first looked at a map these were the two places "Owl head and mountain view" stood out! But I kind of like Burke because the FBI was lost in the woods, and it reminded me of them looking through "Waywood Pines"
Police hunting two convicted murderers swarmed a corner of upstate New York late Sunday after another possible sighting — this time linked to a break-in at a hunting cabin.

Investigators and military trucks converged on the communities of Mountain View and Owls Head after the owner of the cabin saw a single individual fleeing the scene.

The sighting, which occurred early Saturday, is being probed by state police, Franklin County Acting District Attorney Glenn McNeil told NBC News.

I guess this meant half of the two of them... 
Pincher bug motion was chopping them in half...

As I took a waking guess after looking at a map a couple days after and was going to say... Owl Head .. but Mountain View sounded familiar (living in the Bay Area) ... But went with Burke  :lol: due to Wayward Pines  :rofl: 
(I kind of have fun with the Holy Ghost as it's batty stuff  :neer: ) 

So.. was Wayward Pines close enough to BURKE to get the  :2cents: 

Purple pin drop is where these guys escaped ... The yellow guy is where he was caught 


:geek: I wonder how much it cost to catch this guy... (All said and done?... as it would of been cost efficient to just put an arrest warrant out on them instead of this long of a man hunt ) 
BATTY OUT!  :neer: