Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 4/13/2011

LastDayWatchers in your LOUPE you will see the failures continue to mount up

Afghan tribal elder among 10 killed in suicide bombing

"A suicide bomber killed 10 people, including a leading tribal elder and three children, as they left a meeting Wednesday in an eastern province of Afghanistan where U.S. forces have battled insurgents in recent weeks.

The attacker targeted Zareen and other tribal elders as they left a house where they were meeting, mingling with them in a cemetery outside the house before detonating a vest packed with explosives

In addition to those killed, seven people were injured, police said.

Kunar province has been an insurgent stronghold, with 147 NATO personnel killed since 2001, according to the independent website

The province has seen heavy clashes in recent weeks as Afghan soldiers and NATO International Security Assistance Forces attempted to rout insurgents and foreign fighters who had crossed the border from strongholds in Pakistan's western tribal regions to attack isolated U.S. outposts

Six U.S. soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were killed March 29 in the province's Marawa district during a two-week offensive aimed at recapturing areas that insurgents used to transport supplies and fighters across the border.

At least 80 insurgents were killed during the offensive, although it was unclear how many might have been foreign fighters, according to Kunar provincial Gov. Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi.

Also in the east on Wednesday, a NATO soldier was killed by a roadside bomb. Military officials did not disclose the soldier's nationality or where he was killed. So far this year, at least 121 NATO soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, including 85 U.S. troops, according to"

As the ways of God are put on display

Japan downgrades economic outlook

"The Japanese government has downgraded the country's economic outlook for the first time in six months due to the fallout from the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged parts of the country's coast.

The International Monetary Fund on Monday lowered its 2011 growth forecast for Japan - which has long battled sluggish demand, deflation, and high public debt - to 1.4 from 1.6 per cent, citing "large uncertainties."

Angry residents forced from their homes near the Daiichi nuclear power plant protested at TEPCO's headquarters in Tokyo on Wednesday, demanding compensation as the company's president, Masataka Shimizu, pledged to do more to help.

Levels of radiation in the air, soil, water and sea have fluctuated constantly, sometimes to levels several millions of times above the legal limits. The most recently reported samples, from Tuesday, showed radioactive iodine up to 2,500 times the legal limit."

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