Saturday, October 6, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 10/06/2012


LastDayWatchers while remembering

Names of the Dead

" The Department of Defense has identified 2,115 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:

STEEDLEY, Camella M., 31, Sgt., Marines; San Diego; Combat Logistics Regiment 17, First Marine Logistics Group, First Marine Expeditionary Force."


Understand

"Iranian-backed group is known to have sent drones into Israeli airspace on several previous occasions."


Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich said Israeli ground systems detected the drone, which flew over the Gaza Strip but did not originate there.

Tensions are running high between Iran and Israel over Tehran's nuclear program, which the West believes is cover for the development of atomic weapons

Saturday morning and alerted the air force, which scrambled the jets to intercept the aircraft. She said Israel was still trying to determine where the drone took off from."

"In the 2006 war, Hezbollah launched an Iranian-made drone capable of carrying explosives into Israel that was shot down, another drone two years earlier crashed in the Mediterranean."