Hi there, !
Today Sat 11/10/2012 Fri 11/09/2012 Thu 11/08/2012 Wed 11/07/2012 Tue 11/06/2012 Mon 11/05/2012 Sun 11/04/2012 Archives
Rantburg
305020 articles and 1185208 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 54 articles and 207 comments as of 12:09.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Opinion        Politix    Posting Order WoT Research
Bombings, Clashes Kill 131 in Syria as Gunmen Assassinate Parliament Speaker's Brother
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 3: Non-WoT
0 [214] 
1 05:21 g(r)omgoru [268] 
0 [241] 
0 [221] 
3 22:03 canalzone [240] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
5 18:08 SteveS [279]
23 23:27 rjschwarz [261]
2 09:37 M. Murcek [234]
0 [227]
0 [232]
0 [240]
0 [238]
0 [274]
0 [237]
0 [232]
0 [284]
0 [251]
0 [287]
0 [224]
Page 2: WoT Background
7 14:55 Barbara [291]
2 03:14 Elmerert Hupens2660 [268]
1 03:09 Hypocrite [228]
5 18:52 Barbara [236]
0 [238]
0 [221]
0 [224]
0 [249]
0 [221]
0 [218]
0 [213]
0 [211]
0 [227]
0 [224]
0 [213]
0 [232]
0 [213]
0 [288]
Page 4: Opinion
5 23:11 Charles [244]
6 22:58 tipper [255]
10 22:35 trailing wife [235]
0 [227]
2 21:52 Broadhead6 [255]
8 22:08 SteveS [250]
2 20:28 JosephMendiola [232]
4 20:23 lotp [217]
32 23:22 Sherry [241]
0 [224]
6 21:05 JosephMendiola [223]
Page 6: Politix
3 19:14 Procopius2k [291]
2 20:06 JosephMendiola [224]
2 21:12 JohnQC [231]
0 [210]
14 20:17 CrazyFool [240]
62 23:24 Sherry [268]
-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Strong Earthquake Hits South Yemen
[Yemen Post] A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck off Yemen's southern coast early on Tuesday, the authorities reported.

Deputy Head of the seismic observatory in Dhamar province, Saleh Al-Maflahi, said the quake was registered about 400 km southeast the archipelago of Socotra on the Indian Ocean at 6:17 am.

The quake, which comes within the above moderate seismic activities, hit at a depth of 10 km, he said.

Yemeni areas along the Red Sea in the west and off the Gulf of Aden in the south usually experience such quakes.

In most cases, maybe all reported in recent years, no injuries or damages have been reported after quakes in the country.

Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top||


Africa Subsaharan
US urges DR Congo to probe attack on rape doctor
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Washington on Monday urged the Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo or Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
to investigate an attack on a pioneering doctor and founder of a rape victims clinic.

Denis Mukwege was forced to flee the country after the attempt on his life late last month, and has sought refuge in Sweden.

Mukwege narrowly escaped with two of his daughters on October 25 after gunnies broke into his home in Bukavu. The assailants killed an employee who intervened, giving the doctor and his family time to flee.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the United States was calling on the DR Congo "to investigate thoroughly the events" and expressed concern
...meaning the brow was mildly wrinkled, the eyebrows drawn slightly together, and a thoughtful expression assumed, not that anything was actually done or indeed that any thought was actually expended...
over the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 11/07/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top||


Europe
Is Greece's future in the eurozone in question?
While the US presidential elections are stealing the limelight, on this side of the pond, votes taking place in the Greek parliament could prove equally crucial.

With the country stuck in its fifth successive year of recession, Greek politicians must on Wednesday night vote on a fresh round of spending cuts and tax hikes totalling 13.5bn euros ($17.3bn; ┬10.8bn) - the fourth such package since the debt crisis started three years ago.

On Sunday there is a second vote to approve Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' proposed budget for 2013.

The austerity measures include a two-year increase in the retirement age from the current average of 65, salary and pension cuts and another round of tax increases.

Both these reforms and the proposed budget must be passed for Greece to receive its next tranche of 31.5bn euros of aid, which is already on hold from the end of September. Any chance of getting approval for a subsequent softening of its 130bn euro bailout terms also hinges on these votes.

Without the 31.5bn euros, needed to recapitalise Greece's banks, Mr Samaras has warned the country will run out of money by the middle of this month, and descend "into chaos".

With the left-wing and socialist members of the fragile coalition government wavering, Mr Samaras has insisted that these cuts will be the "very last", with the only other option a eurozone exit leading to what he has estimated would be an 80% drop in the standard of living.

"We promised to avert the country's exit from the euro and this is what we are doing. We have given absolute priority to this because if we do not achieve this everything else will be meaningless," Mr Samaras added.
Posted by: tipper || 11/07/2012 02:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Tenders issued for 1,285 housing units in East Jerusalem
[Times of Israel] Building tenders for 1,285 housing units located beyond the Green Line were issued by the Israel Land Authority on Monday. The majority of the tenders were in Jerusalem neighborhoods formally annexed by Israel.

Of the units, 606 are slated for Ramot and 607 for Pisgat Ze'ev, both Jewish neighborhoods inside Jerusalem city limits built on land captured during the 1967 Six Day War. An additional 72 units are slated for the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

Peace Now called the tenders Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "true answer" to PA President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
and linked the issue to the US elections.

On Thursday, Abbas told Channel 2 News that he was not seeking territory within pre-1967 Israel and did not personally seek the right to live in Israel, even though he was born in Safed, in remarks that implied a moderated stance on the longstanding Paleostinian demand for a "right of return" to Israel for millions of refugees and descendants of refugees.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/07/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top||

#1  Well, we need place for all the Jews smart enough to free Obamerika in time.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/07/2012 5:21 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
China is eyeing the island of Terceira,... in the Azores.
Posted by: newc || 11/07/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top||

#1  See also TOPIX > BEIJING'S SENKAKUS GOAL: [FBM = SLBMS]SUB "SAFE HAVEN" IN SOUTH CHINA SEA. QUEST FOR ISLES A [Chinese] STRATEGIC AIM, SAYS FORMER MSDF REAR ADMIRAL.

Retired JMSDF RADM. Sumiko Kawamura.

ARTIC > KAWAMURA = IIUC, with the so-called "First-Island Chain" presently dominated by US Allies or Pro-US/Anti-China Nations, China desires the Senkakus to help guard the northern strategic access into the SCS + its PLA Milbases located there. In addition, ...
- Due to its Subs being relatively easy prey for the USN + JMSDF as per their being produced wid older technologies, e.g. Sea of Okhotsk China is forced to adopt the Cold War Soviet tactic of aggregating most all of its Nuke-armed strategic naval vessels - UW + Surface Warfare? - in one or few select, heavily protected "strategic/
geographic bastion(s)".
- Japan's MSDF for time being is superior to the PLAN.
- BEIJING DESIRES SUBMARINE-BASED "SECOND-STRIKE" CAPABILITY VEE THE USA, ETC.

* SAME > CHINA'S COMMUNISTS FIND REFUGE IN NATIONALISM.

But NOT "Globalism" = anti-Nationalism???

Dats a'mighty Fascist of these Communists.

* WORLD NEWS [old] > CHINA TRIES TO WEAR DOWN JAPAN WID FLURRY OF LOW-LEVEL [maritime/naval] MANEUVERS NEAR DISPUTED ISLAND CHAIN.

FYI, as of this AM this US Election Day, China's vessels have entered the waters = contiguous zone of the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands 18 times by Japan's count.

* WORLD NEWS > [Japan]37 PERFECTURES: BE FIRM ON SENKAKUS, TAKESHIMA [ROK = Dokkdo].

As JEDI MASTER YODA would say, "To be Tokyo/Japan must".

* CHINA DAILY FORUM > OPED: NUCLEAR-ARMED JAPAN MORE DANGEROUS TO US [ + East Asia] THAN A NUCLEAR-ARMED IRAN. WITH A NUCLEAR JAPAN, US CANNOT RELY ANY LONGER ON COLD WAR OR POST-COLD WAR BELIEFS OR APPARATUSES FOR PEACE.

* SAME > OPED: RIGHT IS MIGHT: CHINA EXERCISES TRUE JURISDICTION OVER DIAOYU ISLANDS.

Maritime incursions challenges concept of Japan's "actual control" over disputed islands.

versus

* BHARAT RAKSHAK > UFO SIGHTINGS SKYROCKET ACROSS JAMMU + KASHMIR, ARUNSCHAL.

D *** NG IT, there are Drones, + then there are [other]Drones!

* TELEGRAPH.CO.UK > KOREAN PENINSULA TEETERS ON THE BRINK OF WAR - PYONGYANG. War can "begin at any time".

IMO Artic read = CHINA, i.e. CHINA SHOOTING WAR AGZ JAPAN [Regional = ECS + SCS?]CAN BEGIN AT ANY TIME???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/07/2012 1:30 Comments || Top||

#2  hope this won't ruin my fishing plans. :-)
Posted by: Raider || 11/07/2012 16:01 Comments || Top||

#3  I hope the price of my canned Bumble Bee chunk white tuna doesn't spike on me due to this...It's the protein piece of my maintenance diet, Dammit!
Posted by: canalzone || 11/07/2012 22:03 Comments || Top||



Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
Comments Spam
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
RSS Links
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio
Sink Trap

Alzheimer's Association
Day by Day
Counterterrorism
Hair Through the Ages


On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred

Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2012-11-07
  Bombings, Clashes Kill 131 in Syria as Gunmen Assassinate Parliament Speaker's Brother
Tue 2012-11-06
  Suicide bomber kills at least 27 by army base near Baghdad
Mon 2012-11-05
  Grenade attack on Kenya church kills 1, wounds 14
Sun 2012-11-04
  Two Suicide Bombers Attack Restaurant in Somali Capital
Sat 2012-11-03
  30 people shot dead in Nigeria, rights group says
Fri 2012-11-02
  US withdraws its support for Syrian National Council
Thu 2012-11-01
  Armed Islamists on Tunis streets after clashes
Wed 2012-10-31
  18 militants killed in Khyber, Orakzai
Tue 2012-10-30
  Israel Hit by 18 Rockets as Hamas Seeks Revenge
Mon 2012-10-29
  52 Dead in Syria Clashes, Air Raids after Eid Truce Collapses
Sun 2012-10-28
  Almost 150 Killed on First Day of Syria Truce
Sat 2012-10-27
  Indonesia foils plot to attack US missions
Fri 2012-10-26
  Afghanistan mosque suicide bomb attack kills at least 41
Thu 2012-10-25
  Israel says 79 rockets fired at it from Gaza
Wed 2012-10-24
  Libya fighters seize Bani Walid

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
23.23.28.23
Paypal:
WoT Operations (14)    WoT Background (18)    Opinion (11)    (0)    Politix (6)