Thursday, September 1, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 9/01/2011


LastDayWatchers notice in the recommended reading

"9/11 was also one of history’s most successful terrorist acts, dragging the United States into two as yet unresolved wars, draining the treasury of $1 trillion and climbing, as well as damaging America’s power and prestige"

Of course overreaction is what terrorists hope to provoke. If judged by that standard


These wars have empowered our enemies and hurt our friendships, and have almost certainly generated more terrorists than they have killed.


Like other victims of terrorism, the United States believed that somehow the answer could be found in brute force. But ideas seldom yield to force, and militant Islam is an idea. The result has been the militarization of U.S. foreign policy.


The failure to nab Bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, to let them escape from Tora Bora where they were cornered, was a spectacular failure, our 10-year occupation, and our off-and-on-again attempts at nation building, have been a disaster


At first Afghanistan was starved for resources, taking a back seat to the ill-planned, and ill-advised attack on Iraq. When, at last, Afghanistan became a priority, the moment for success had already passed.


Despite a heavy propaganda campaign to suggest otherwise, the subjugation of the Taliban has been a failure. Counterinsurgency — protecting the people and winning their support — never really got off the ground.


As for Iraq, if ever there was an intellectuals’ war, it was Iraq. Neoconservative theorists, who knew nothing about Iraq , believed that the transformational power of democracy could change the Middle East — make Arabs more like Americans.


But what happened was that Iraq became more like the Middle East, and, although violence has slowed, it has by no means been brought to any semblance of normalcy. None of the underlying questions, the balance of power between Sunnis and Shiites, what should be the relations of Kurdistan to the rest of the country, have been settled."

The curse will only be magnified and compounded to the state of the Pawn of Satan

DROUGHT CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION AND ALL OF TEXAS. AUGUST WAS A VERY HOT AND DRY MONTH WITH VERY LITTLE RAINFALL AT MOST
LOCATIONS


NINETY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE STATE IS IN
EXTREME (D3) TO EXCEPTIONAL (D4) DROUGHT STATUS AND EIGHTY-ONE
PERCENT OF THE STATE IS IN EXCEPTIONAL (D4) DROUGHT STATUS.

Heat kills more than 124,000 fish in Texas lake

"More than 124,000 fish died at Lake Grapevine this week as this summer's nonstop heat severely depleted oxygen levels, an official with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said


Low oxygen Monday and Tuesday killed the fish, he said. On Tuesday, when temperatures reached 103 degrees at nearby Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, level was 1.2 parts per million."

With 100% accuracy inside the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers