Sunday, March 27, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 3/27/2011

LastDayWatchers see more results of God promise "you shall be only oppressed and plundered continually"

Pentagon spends billions to fight roadside bombs, with little success

"In February 2006, with roadside bombs killing more and more American soldiers in Iraq, the Pentagon created an agency to defeat the deadly threat and tasked a retired four-star general to run it, five years later, the agency has ballooned into a 1,900-employee behemoth and

has spent nearly $17 billion on hundreds of initiatives, yet the technologies it's developed have failed to significantly improve U.S. soldiers' ability to detect unexploded roadside bombs and have never been able to find them at long distances.

Indeed, the best detectors remain the low-tech methods: trained dogs, local handlers and soldiers themselves.

Meanwhile, roadside bombs remain the single worst killer of soldiers

as more U.S. forces have been transferred out of Iraq and into Afghanistan, known in military parlance as improvised explosive devices,

the crude, often-homemade bombs killed 368 coalition troops in Afghanistan last year, by far the highest annual total since 2001

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., a former Marine and an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, said the Pentagon and its anti-IED agencies, including JIEDDO, could do far better in preventing casualties from roadside bombs.

One U.S. soldier who was based in Baghdad in 2008 said: "We were out there every day. We studied our destroyed vehicles, and (the enemy's IED tactics) kept changing. So we kept trying new ideas, anything, to stop them. JIEDDO didn't help us."

Which will cause the failures to continue to mount up

Insurgents kidnapped 40 men in an ambush in the northeastern province of Kunar, Afghan officials said Sunday

The Taliban quickly claimed credit for the kidnapping, asserting they had captured 50 police officers. But Gen. Shams-ul-Rahman Zahid, the police chief of Nuristan Province, where the men were from, said the group was made up of “youths” who wanted to become police officers but had not yet been accepted.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, insisted in a statement that the captured men had documents, including recent police academy graduation certificates, showing they were police officers. He said that militants have captured police officers in the region and around the country and on several occasions and released them after they promised to no longer work for the government."

“But this time,” the spokesman added ominously, “the military council of the eastern zone will decide their fate.”

The US and its Western allies are repeating “mistakes” by intervening in Libya

"Ahmadinejad said in an allusion to the military campaign against Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi.

“Despite the clear lessons that the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan have taught them and despite the public opinion’s hatred, the oppressive governments are repeating their mistakes,”

he said

“Under various pretexts, they bomb innocent civilians and destroy the infrastructure of other countries to dominate them,”

As the ways of God are put on display

Puddles with 10 million times more radioactivity than would be found in water in a normally functioning nuclear reactor have been discovered at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi facility, Japanese officials said Sunday

"TEPCO officials apologized for the lapse but also noted that workers had ignored alarms that had alerted them to high levels of radiation in the work area, leakage of radiation beyond the main reactor buildings continues to be a cause for concern."

"Meanwhile, tests by the Japanese nuclear safety agency revealed levels of radioactivity up to 1,850 times the usual level in seawater offshore the crippled plant compared to 1,250 measured on Saturday"

Japanese engineers have struggled to pump radioactive water from the plant 240km north Tokyo two weeks after it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami."

"Tokyo Electric said that figure is a mere 100,000 times normal levels for reactor coolant, not the 10 million times normal reported Sunday"

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