Friday, July 1, 2011

binocular Snapshot for 7/01/2011

LastDayWatchers while you are watching, take into account the failures of Israel (lost & found) resulting from their wars on Islam , then consider the 100% accuracy to what the May 15th Prophecy told you back in 2007 in the post The Fall of Israel and the United States

"(#3) The Decline in the military advantage of Israel,United States and Britain in the middle east and throughout the world"

"In Afghanistan, more than 100,000 U.S. and NATO troops, a huge contingency of special operations forces and a bevy of private companies have failed to crush the Taliban-led insurgency"

and bring political stability and economic growth to the country. Instead,

Washington has subsidized an ineffective and corrupt government in Kabul while the U.S. military presence has eroded U.S.-Pakistan relations.

The American public's patience for war is running thin. Disdain for the nation-building effort in Afghanistan was compounded by

the military intervention in Libya—one that started as a "humanitarian" mission but has expanded into a campaign for regime change.

The public is rightly worried about the military and economic costs of these policies.

The strategic mantra coming out of Washington is that U.S. interests—access to oil resources, thwarting Iran's nuclear program, the security of Israel

could be affected by the outcome of these and other crises that are developing in the region. Thus, the argument goes, the United States needs to maintain a large military presence in the region in case it has to "do something" in response to the political upheaval.

Yet, a variety of factors—weak economic growth, a ballooning budget deficit, an overstretched military and public and congressional opposition to future crusades in the Muslim world—are constraining Washington's ability to have a major impact on events in the area

Moreover, as the American experience in Iraq and Afghanistan has demonstrated, military intervention exacerbates existing problems."

Violence killed more Iraqis last month than at any time since September, figures showed on Friday after the US reported deaths that also made June the deadliest month for its troops in Iraq for three years.

"The Baghdad government blames Al-Qaeda for most of the 271 deaths of its citizens last month, while the US military accuses Iranian-backed Shiite insurgent groups for the attacks that killed 14 Americans.

Data compiled by the health, interior and defence ministries showed that 155 civilians, 77 policemen and 39 soldiers died in attacks last month, 34 percent more than the 177 killed in May.

Last month's toll was the highest monthly figure for the number of Iraqis killed since September 2010, when 273 died. The previous high for this year was January, when 259 were killed.

A further 454 people were wounded in June, including 192 civilians, 77 policemen and 39 soldiers.

The majority were killed or wounded by car bombs, improvised explosives or shootings, with a large number of senior officials also assassinated by gunmen using silenced guns."

Two police officers have been killed in an overnight ambush at a fake checkpoint in a northern Iraqi town.

"Iraqi police said on Friday that the two officers were heading home late Thursday when gunmen in military uniforms stopped their car in Wana, a town about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Mosul, Iraq's third-largest city."

A family of five and their driver were killed by a bomb buried in the road in the district of Marja in southern Helmand Province

"The two parents and their children, ages 3 to 6, were traveling to an engagement party in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, the governor’s spokesman said."

Names of the Dead

"The Department of Defense has identified 1,633 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans this week:

BERNIER, Nicholas P., 21, Specialist, Army; East Kingston, N.H.; 10th Mountain Division.

GOYET, Mark R., 22, Lance Cpl., Marines; Sinton, Tex.; First Marine Division."

You see how 100% accurate the May 15th Prophecy is ? written at LastDayWatchers