Thursday, August 19, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 8/19/2010

LastDayWatchers when the failures continue to mount

In Afghanistan, More Attacks on Officials and a Protest Over a Deadly NATO Raid

"Violence struck southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, with attacks on government and security officials. There were also allegations that NATO forces had killed two civilians in a night raid in the northeast"

In Kandahar Province, a district police commander and three officers were killed when a suicide bomber exploded near a police patrol in the early evening.

In Zabul Province, gunmen assassinated Atta Khan Qadir Wal, 50, the director of the province’s office of tribal affairs, as he returned from evening prayers at a mosque in Qalat, the provincial capital. He was a highly respected elder, said Mohammad Jan Rasool Yar, a spokesman for the Zabul governor"

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Iran sanctions challenge S. Korea to balance U.S. alliance, economic interests

"Iran is South Korea's largest trading partner in the Middle East and supplies about 10 percent of its oil. If Seoul restricts financial dealings with Tehran -- exceeding measures outlined in the latest U.N. resolution -- it will jeopardize a relationship worth an estimated $10 billion a year"

"Given security concerns on the Korean Peninsula and the South's military ties with the United States, Lee has "no choice but to follow the recommendations from Washington," said Alon Levkowitz, a Korea expert at Jerusalem's Hebrew University"

"That decision could come at a cost.

"The South Korean people would not be happy about it, and there would be backlash against the U.S., too," said Moon Chung-in, a political science professor at Yonsei University. "Koreans think Lee Myung-bak has identified too much with the U.S., and if he goes along with this, I think that question could be the major issue in the next presidential elections."

"South Korean officials have kept a low profile in recent weeks, promising to implement the less stringent U.N. resolution but also to watch the "potential impact on [the] domestic economy," said Kim Young-sun, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The prospect of penalties exceeding the latest U.N. sanctions has prompted angry rhetoric from Tehran, including threats to raise tariffs on South Korean products by 200 percent. "We will hike [tariffs] so much so that no one will be able to buy foreign goods," Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said, according to Iranian news media. Seoul officials also say they fear losing access to Iranian oil"

"If the South Korean government can find a way to satisfy the letter of the law while channeling their economic activities away from Iranian institutions -- non-Iranian banks, maybe in Dubai -- that's the first step," Park said. "And then use some back-channel diplomatic efforts with the Iranian government. That is what I think South Korea should do, to avoid blowing this up into an open trade war."

Results that will bing into focus more proof of the 100% accuracy of the May 15th Prophecy, remember when it told you about this back in 2008 in the post Hell & the Economy?

-"Sheri then calls on Arab Air Force pilots who endorse the cause of Jihad to fly their planes into Israeli targets"

"The deputy chief of al-Qaeda's arm in Yemen, Saeed al-Shehri, told supporters via an audio message that a war is expected to break out after Israel will strike Tehran's nuclear facilities, prompting a chain reaction that would lead to an all-out regional war"

"al-Qaeda is preparing its fighters in the Arabian peninsula for the possibility of an Iran-Israel warn, urging Arab pilots to crash into targets in Israel.

A terror leader in Yemen urged Jihad supporters to exploit a future war between the Jewish State and the Ayatollah regime in order to advance al-Qaeda's causes"

To see what is about too happen next with 100% accuracy go to the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers