Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 09/25/2012

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Iraq, Syria, and the Twelfth Imam

"Syria has been driving everyone in Iraq mad. In the past week, I visited four embassies in Baghdad and all we talked about was Syria. I went to the United Nations for a meeting on Iraq and all we talked about was Syria. On a conference call this afternoon, every point I made somehow had a connection to Syria. During the conference call one of my Iraqi colleagues sent me an email saying

“The fall of the armies of Syria signals the coming of the 12th Imam”, in short, everyone in Iraq is mad on Syria. Let me explain.

The international community, especially Western countries must pay special attention to developments in Iraq. It has only been six months since the US military left Iraq and the security profile continues to shift from bad to worse. Short term gains in Syria should not be made at the expense of regional stability, specifically that of Iraq. Look at it another way. When the fighting in Libya was at its zenith, oil shares peaked at a two year high and this accounted for only 3% of the market in a localized conflict

The Shia believe in a prophecy that the 12th Imam will return after the destruction of Syria and its armies. In another Shia legend, affliction and fear will plague the people of Iraq and herald the return of the 12th Imam. Iraq survived the latter prophecy once, there is no need to tempt fate again with the former."

And remember

Names of the Dead

"The Department of Defense has identified 2,105 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the death of the following American recently:

SWINDLE, Jason M., 24, Sgt., Army; Cabot, Ark.; Third Infantry Division.

Published: September 24, 2012"

"First, while civilian casualties are rarely acknowledged by the US government, there is significant evidence that US drone strikes have injured and killed civilians.

Second, US drone strike policies cause considerable and under-accounted-for harm to the daily lives of ordinary civilians, beyond death and physical injury."

"The coalition can no longer defeat the Taliban, which will remain a political and military power in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future."

“United States will not be able to pursue its longer-term interests in and around Afghanistan if it is not willing to deal with the Taliban. . . . Only the Taliban can potentially control the Afghan border and expel transnational jihadists from Afghanistan. ”

Failure to realize that may have the counterproductive effect of turning the Taliban into something they are not now but we mistakenly think they are.

They are a radical fundamentalist group focused on political power and the social order in Afghanistan, which by itself does not constitute a threat to vital U.S. interests."

Texas drought killed 300 million trees last year

"An updated ground and aerial survey indicates about 301 million trees have died in rural Texas because of the 2011 drought.

The Texas agency last December announced a preliminary estimate of up to 500 million trees killed by the drought

The findings represent trees in rural, forested areas that died from drought, insect infestation or disease due to drought stress.

The 301 million figure does not include trees that died in cities and towns. Experts earlier this year determined another 5.6 million trees in urban areas died as a result of the devastating drought."

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