Monday, July 26, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 7/26/2010

LastDayWatchers as God curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations continue to come into view

Three blasts kill 25 in Iraq

"At least 25 people were killed in three bombings in Iraq on Monday, authorities said.
Two car bomb explosions on a road between Karbala and Najaf killed 19 people and wounded 52, officials with the Iraqi Interior Ministry said"


"Karbala police said that most of the dead and wounded were Shiite pilgrims walking on the road toward Karbala to mark the Shaabaniya holiday. Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims will celebrate the birthday on Wednesday"

With the promised "plundering" everywhere from Iraq, Afghanistan to Pakistan in full view for you to see

-"$22 billion the U.S. has spent on training and equipping the forces since 2004"

"But bombings still happen almost daily across Iraq, often targeting the security forces. Drive-by shootings and kidnappings are common"


"Nationally, the predominantly Shiite federal police became notorious during the sectarian conflict of 2006-2007, when officers allegedly worked alongside Shiite militias that kidnapped and murdered thousands of Sunnis. Interior Minister Jawad Bolani has since purged many of the most ardently sectarian commanders. But little has been done to change the heavy Shiite dominance"

As failure after failure become even more apparent

NATO rocket killed 45 Afghan civilians: government

"At least 45 civilians, many women and children, were killed in a rocket attack by the NATO-led foreign force in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province last week, a spokesman for the Afghan government said on Monday"


"this is not an Afghanistan that either the US or Britain is about to hand over gift-wrapped with pink ribbons to a sovereign national government in Kabul. Quite the contrary. After nine years of warfare, the chaos threatens to overwhelm. A war fought ostensibly for the hearts and minds of Afghans cannot be won like this”


"In what is described as one of the biggest leaks in US military history, some 90,000 files about the war in Afghanistan have been made available, via Wikileaks, to the London daily, along with the New York Times and the German weekly Der Spiegel. The files, the Guardian reveals, “provide a devastating portrait of the failing war in Afghanistan”

Strategic Plans Spawned Bitter End for a Lonely Outpost

"At the nine-hour mark, the higher command summarized word from the ground: “Only one building left that is not on fire. Have consolidated all casualties at that location.”


Late in the day, American reinforcements were shuttled by helicopter to nearby terrain. They bounded downhill toward the outpost. The fighting by then had stopped.


The outpost had held on, but barely. Eight soldiers were dead. Almost two dozen others had been wounded. Several Afghan soldiers and guards were killed or wounded, too.


The Americans evacuated their casualties. Over the next days they declared the outpost closed and departed — so quickly that they did not carry out all of their stored ammunition.


The outpost’s depot was promptly looted by the insurgents and bombed by American planes in an effort to destroy the lethal munitions left behind"

As the extensions continue to extend

Bomber kills 7 near minister's home in NW Pakistan

"A Taliban suicide bomber struck Monday near the home of a Pakistani provincial minister whose only son was recently killed by the militants, officials said. Seven people were killed and 25 wounded"

To open the gates

Rebels capture north Yemen base

"Shia rebels in north Yemen have captured a strategic army post and several soldiers in clashes that killed 10 people"

"At least 70 people were reportedly killed"

"In clashes earlier this month with both sides accusing each other of violating the truce.
Monday's fighting, in which automatic weapons and cannons were used, erupted after a truce negotiated on Saturday foundered over differences "about control of a position held by men of the Bin Aziz tribe," a mediator said"

Failing at everything they do

Israeli copter crashes in Romania

"An Israeli military helicopter crashed during a training exercise in central Romania Monday with seven people on board, officials said.


The Romanian news agency Agerpres reported the Israeli CH-53 helicopter was taking part in the Blue Sky 2010 joint Romanian-Israeli air exercise when the aircraft went down about 3:20 p.m."

Even though these are Johnny Come Lately articles I still put them in Recommended Reading

IRAQ AND THE AMERICAN PULLOUT

"The UNITED STATES has dug its military into the landscape, requiring enormous sums of taxpayer dollars to maintain its presence. It justifies its Iraq addiction by claiming only its soldiers can prevent Iraqis from killing each other and the Iraqi government fromfalling apart"

What the WikiLeaks Documents Really Reveal

"But now that al Qaeda can attack the United States, its friends and allies from Yemen or Somalia or Pakistan or London or New Jersey, it’s hard to claim any uniqueness for Afghanistan. So, why does the United States have to fight the war there with 100,000 troops?"


"In the second contradiction, the administration says that, deep down, the reason we’re fighting in Afghanistan is to help prevent an extremist takeover of Pakistan, an unstable Muslim country with nuclear weapons. And administration officials point to the fact that Pakistani officials tell us publicly and privately that the U.S. must stay the course in Afghanistan and stabilize the situation there—otherwise its ill effects will spill over into Pakistan and strengthen extremism there. And yet—and here’s where the new trough of secret WikiLeaks comes in—Pakistani military intelligence, known as Inter-Services Intelligence, is indeed helping the Taliban against Americans in Afghanistan. To boot, the Pakistani government is providing safe haven to the Taliban in Northwest Pakistan, thus making it militarily impossible for U.S. forces to smash them"

If you haven't already read the latest post 7/25/2010 of the May 15th Prophecy titled

"The Fallen Away, Harden Heart, Pyrrhic Victory, God curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations, No Justice at the Gates"

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