Sunday, January 2, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 1/02/2011

LastDayWatchers as God curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations continues view with your LOUPE

Soldier killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

"A British soldier has died after being caught in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.


The serviceman, from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed yesterday near to the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.


He was part of an operation to halt the advance of enemy fighters at the time of the bomb blast. Next of kin have been informed.


Lieutenant Colonel David Eastman said: "The soldier was working in an area to the south of the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province, when he was caught in an explosion"

Notice how strategic this is, what it lacks in mass numbers it make up in effective outcomes all to the benefit of the estate of the little horn!

"Bomb and gun attacks across Iraq killed at least nine people on Sunday"

including six members of the Iraqi security forces, security and medical officials said.


In a two-hour stint of the early evening, a traffic police colonel, two other police, an army captain and an engineer were gunned down in five separate attacks in Baghdad, an interior ministry source said on condition of anonymity.


Gunmen also severely wounded a colonel with the interior ministry"

"The similar nature of the attacks - all were shootings by assailants armed with silencers - and the fact that they all occurred within less than an hour of each other suggested a coordinated campaign to target security officials and government workers"

Assailants killed two more policemen in separate incidents later Sunday in Baghdad, as well as a city engineer northeast of the capital.


Gunmen also targeted a police colonel driving in northern Baghdad, but he escaped with severe wounds and was taken to the hospital"

"In Balad, 70 kilometres north of Baghdad, unknown assailants blew up the home of local prosecutor Hardan Khalifa, killing one woman and wounding eight others, including three women and a child"

And in Baquba, 60 kilometres northeast of the capital, two improvised explosive devices wounded three people, including Mal Allah Abbas Ahmed, who heads the Sunni religious endowment for Diyala province"

Iran Guards shoot down two 'Western spy' drones

"Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down two "Western spy" drones in the Gulf, the Fars news agency quoted a top commander of the elite military force as saying on Sunday.


"Westerners have a series of capabilities which cannot be ignored, especially satellites, or for example they have spy planes which can take pictures in some places," Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the air force wing of the Guards said.


He said that the drones were mainly being used in Iraq and Afghanistan but "some violations against our soil" have also occurred.


"And we have so far downed many of their advanced spy planes. In the Persian Gulf, we have downed two of their planes and this is the first time that we are saying it," Hajizadeh said without specifying when exactly the drones were shot down


He also boasted that 


All "enemy" bases in the region were within range of Iranian missiles


referring to arch-foe the United States. He said that 


even the aircraft carriers deployed in the region were no longer a threat to Iran.


"There was a time when an aircraft carrier was something to rely on and when they told a country that this warship was moving towards your shore, the government of that country would be toppled


Hajizadeh said.


"But now this has become a threat for them. We have full control of our enemies. We notice whatever changes taking place on our shores. When they go on alert in the warships or when they put on life jackets to launch boats in the sea, we are aware of that."

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, target of a series of US sanctions, was set up as a force to defend the 1979 Islamic revolution from internal and external threats"

"After shooting down the planes, the Revolution Guard Corps copied and produced them in large numbers through reverse engineering"

He described the aircraft as a spy drone "which can take pictures," according to state-run Press TV, which cited Fars. However, he did not say when the incident occurred or give more specifics.
There was no immediate reaction from U.S. officials to the reports.


Western forces have made limited aggressions against Iran, he said, and "we have, thus far, shot down a large number of their highly advanced spy planes ... two of these planes have been shot down in the Persian Gulf." He said previous incidents have not been disclosed to the media, "and this is the first time that we reveal this news"

All the while the contractions to the birth pains continues

"A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central coastal area of Chile on Sunday"

The quake, which stuck around 5:20 p.m. (3:20 p.m. ET), was felt as far away as Santiago, roughly 595 km (370 miles) north of where the USGS said the quake occurred. The epicenter was more than 10 miles underground"

Just as the May 15th Prophecy has proclaimed with 100% accuracy written at LastDayWatchers