Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 11/08/2011

LastDayWatchers watch as the failures continue to mount up

Roadside Bomb Kills 11 in Western Afghanistan

"Afghan officials said Tuesday that insurgents once again attacked during the Id al-Adha holiday, killing 11 people, most of them civilians.

Insurgents set off a roadside bomb targeting a police truck filled with officers and their family members, who were visiting relatives during the afternoon, of the 11 people killed, only two were police officers; among the dead were six children, ranging in age from 2 months to 12 years, and two women, Governor Arman said.

Three people were wounded, two of them police officers and one a child."

As of Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at least 4,484 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war

"At least 3,526 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers, the AP count is one fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 32,224 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department's weekly tally.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

-1st Lt. Dustin D. Vincent, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, died Nov. 3, in Kirkuk province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

according to an Associated Press count."

"The United States After long years of relatively unsuccessful and certainly indecisive battle against Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq (and, to a degree, Pakistan), has lost the stomach for another, possibly major, fight."

The 2006 Israeli assault on Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and the 2009 attack on Hamas in the Gaza Strip demonstrated that rocketry couldn’t be neutralized by air power alone. In the case of Hezbollah, the organization continued throughout to rain down on Israel a daily dose of two hundred missiles despite the month-long aerial pounding.

This means that in the next war, Israel would need to fully mobilize its reserves and conquer and occupy in ground invasions southern (and possibly central) Lebanon and the Gaza Strip to end the missile barrages

(though it is unlikely, given the distances involved, that Israel will be able, using only conventional weaponry, to neutralize the expected Iranian missile attacks on Israel's cities).

And, as if this were not enough, such a regional conflagration is likely to affect, and possibly suck in, Egypt (a growingly Islamist country) and Syria (an Iranian ally led by a regime that would be only too happy to divert its people's attention away from their internal problems)

and possibly other players, including Israel's own Arab minority.

Without doubt, all of this would have a significant, negative impact on Israel—its economy, social cohesion, etc.—for months and years to come."

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