Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Finally, an email that proves exactly what I have been saying.

The messaging to the public was controlled in order to limit any impetus to more attacks and deaths.

November 2, 2015
By Sarah Westwood

An email released by the House Select Committee on Benghazi (click here) Saturday suggests Hillary Clinton's State Department was advised to tell two different stories about what sparked the 2012 Benghazi terror attack: one to the U.S., and another in Libya.
"[O]ur view at Embassy Tripoli is that we must be cautious in our local messaging with regard to the inflammatory film trailer, adapting it to Libyan conditions," wrote an embassy official whose name was redacted from the Sept. 14, 2012 email.
The unidentified official said the offensive YouTube clip was "not as explosive as an issue" in Libya as it had been in other countries, such as Egypt.
"[I]f we post messaging about the video specifically, we may draw unwanted attention to it," the official said. "And it is becoming increasingly clear that the series of events in Benghazi was much more terrorist attack than a protest which escalated into violence."...

Ah, someone dies of natural causes in Iraq.

The idea ANYONE can push a US President into war is absurd. If that occurred then Bush should have been impeached. We aren't suppose to fight wars for anyone else. The Iraq invasion never was a threat to the USA. 

Do we have to go through lie after lie all over again every time someone involved with Bush lies die?

We know Chalabi was corrupt. He went from nobody to Minister of Oil in Iraq after the USA committed an invasion that changed the face of the Middle East. 

November 3, 2015

Ahmed Chalabi, (click here) the smooth-talking Iraqi politician who pushed Washington to invade Iraq in 2003 with discredited information on Saddam Hussein's military capabilities, died on Tuesday of an apparent heart attack.
Haitham al-Jabouri, secretary of parliament's financial panel that Chalabi had chaired, said attendants had found him dead in his bed in his Baghdad home. A news flash on Iraqi state television said the cause was a heart attack.
A secular Shi'ite, Chalabi rose to prominence as leader of the then-exiled Iraqi National Congress, which played a major role in encouraging the U.S. administration of former President George W. Bush to invade Iraq and oust Saddam....

Can the international community stop worrying about public reputations regarding this jet?

Jet crashes have occurred around the world to many countries. I don't blame anyone. The USA investigation process looks to find the EXACT cause so it doesn't happen again. If the investigative process has to go silent until all the facts are known than so be it. The truth has to be known and I don't see any blaming in the public sector. All that needs to be reported ARE THE FACTS without defaming countries and persons.

It is vital the airlines have the best and correct facts. I would think the governments would as well. If this investigation has to be classified than it needs to be classified and not discussed in public. The integrity of the investigation is most important and not politics. PLEASE.

November 3, 2015
Andrew Roth and Daniela Deane

...A public quarrel erupted Monday (click here) after Metrojet, the small Russian airline scrambling to protect its reputation after the devastating crash, said that external factors were the cause of the plane’s disintegration rather than technical issues or pilot error.
Russian government officials responded with a swift rebuke that it was both premature and without foundation to speculate on what caused the crash, wanting to contain speculation — and potential embarassment — over what led to the deadliest civil aviation disaster in Russia’s history.
On Tuesday morning, Russia’s Interfax news service, citing a source in the investigation, said there were no signs of a malfunction with the plane and that pilots were chatting normally with air-traffic controllers until four minutes before an “emergency situation occurred on board unexpectedly.”
“In the recordings, sounds uncharacteristic of a standard flight precede the moment of the airliner’s disappearance from radar screens,” the news service reported without elaboration. “The pilots had no time to send out a distress signal.”
Metrojet said Monday there were no signs of an “external impact,” however, meaning a missile or other projectile.
Russia continued Tuesday to repatriate the remains of its citizens who died aboard the Airbus 320-200 Saturday shortly after take-off from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on its way to St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city.
What happened in those last four minutes of flight remains a mystery....
I realize these two events were worlds apart. But, there was a recent fire with a jet on a USA runway. This incident in Egypt and the one in the USA were smaller airlines. Is there a possibility the quality of jet fuel needs to be examined? Was there a recent professional standard changed?

World Jet Fuel Specifications - 2005 (click here)

Aviation Fuel Standard Takes Flight - Sept/Oct 2011 (click here)

...What’s Ahead

The D7566 specification lays out a framework for the aviation industry to make use of HEFA- and Fischer-Tropsch-processed blendstocks, and other potential synthetic fuel components that may become part of D7566 in the future.
Oil companies, refiners and producers of aviation turbine fuel and new alternative fuel producers will use the new specification in their operations to manufacture the fuel. These fuels are recertified, usually by the refinery or transportation company, as D1655 fuels as they move into the distribution infrastructure that moves aviation turbine fuel from producers to end users. “The airline has ultimate responsibility for ensuring the fuel meets the specification before loading it on the aircraft,” says Rumizen.
Now the biggest challenge facing the industry is the investment required to scale up production and produce the quantities of fuel needed to make an impact in the industry....

There may be different changes and more recently. There is also the issue of QUALITY. Is there a difference in quality from supplier to supplier. With different incidence so far from each other it most probably would be an industry standard that changed and allowed a different quality.

The date the jet is manufactured might be an issue with new fuels. I still think the fueling process is in question in the runway fire in the USA and I really believe the damage done to the tail SECTION of the jet in the Egypt incident has a strong possibility of influence.

Also, the damage done 14 years ago can result in suspicion in the Egypt incident when in fact it might be something more subtle. It is just that the damage will show up again in the investigation. It should show up, BUT, is it conclusive to the cause of the crash. There was obviously a fire or explosion according to a USA satellite image.

When I stated I thought there might be a Russian satellite and it was the USA that came forward does not mean Russia doesn't have their own satellite; they just didn't share it with the public.

Three meters is nearly ten feet.

November 3, 2015

...This time, researchers at Germany's Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (click here) pointed to the long-term impacts of the crucial Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica, which they said "has most likely been destabilized."
While previous studies "examined the short-term future evolution of this region, here we take the next step and simulate the long-term evolution of the whole West Antarctic Ice Sheet," the authors said in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
They used computer models to project the effects of 60 more years of melting at the current rate.
This "would drive the West Antarctic Ice sheet past a critical threshold beyond which a complete, long-term disintegration would occur."
In other words, "the entire marine ice sheet will discharge into the ocean, causing a global sea-level rise of about three meters," the authors wrote....

When a repeating pattern turns up in scientific research that means it is validated and there is no question. There is no more theory, it is proven.

May 12, 2014

The "Unstable" West Antarctic Ice Sheet: A Primer (click here)

The new finding that the eventual loss of a major section of West Antarctica's ice sheet "appears unstoppable" was not completely unexpected by scientists who study this area. The study, led by glaciologist Eric Rignot at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, follows decades of research and theory suggesting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is inherently vulnerable to change.
Antarctica is so harsh and remote that scientists only began true investigation of its ice sheet in the 1950s. It didn't take long for the verdict on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to come in. "Unstable," wrote Ohio State University glaciologist John Mercer in 1968. It was identified then and remains today the single largest threat of rapid sea level rise.

Why is West Antarctica's ice sheet considered "unstable"?

The defining characteristic of West Antarctica is that the majority of the ice sheet is "grounded" on a bed that lies below sea level.
In his 1968 paper, Mercer called the West Antarctic Ice Sheet a "uniquely vulnerable and unstable body of ice." Mercer based his statement on geologic evidence that West Antarctica’s ice had changed considerably many, many millennia ago at times when the ice sheets of East Antarctica and Greenland had not...

Interview with Charles Koch

Mr. Koch can you say how the accusations of crony capitalism effects you?

Mr. Koch: Dah, well, it doesn't effect me at all and I don't know why people say it.

What should have been asked:

Charles did you donate to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's campaign?

Charles: Yes

Charles are you now proposing a mine in Wisconsin?

Charles: Yes

Charles would like to explain how you donated monies to Scott Walker and are now mining in Wisconsin?

The interview with Charles Koch is absolutely lame. 

March 4, 2014
...This isn’t a movie, (click here) however, it’s actually happening in Iron County, Wisconsin ‘s April 1 County Board of Supervisors election.   This sleepy part of Northern Wisconsin, home to about 6,000 people, is described as “a place of incredible natural beauty” with “300 pristine lakes,” waterfalls, and “500 miles of great snowmobile trails.” 
But Iron County has one other thing:  Iron ore.  And therein lies the interest of the billionaires. And not just one, but three, plus Wisconsin’s ambitious Governor Scott Walker.
Billionaire number one is Chris Cline, the man behind Gogebic Taconite (GTAC), the company that in 2011 first proposed $1.5 billion dollar massive open pit iron ore mine. The (over) promise of new jobs excited many in the county.  But some local residents, including the nearby Chippewa Indian tribe, objected because of the environmental hazards posed by the mine that would ultimately extend for 22 miles.......So enter billionaires two and three: Charles and David Koch and their Americans for Prosperity group. This is the same group that spent $120 million plus in the 2012 election cycle supporting Republicans and are currently pouring millions into the 2014 election cycle on behalf of GOP candidates.
Last week, the Koch brothers’ AFP mailed out two different sets of fliers to Iron County residents, the first attacking candidates who oppose the mine and the second praising those who support it. As AFP’s Wisconsin director David Fladeboe told The Wisconsin State Journal, these mailing were just the start of a campaign, “to educate folks in Iron County about the issue.”...

There are plenty of interviews with the Kochs that actually prove the snake in the garden they are. What does MSNBC do? Shined them on.

USA Today:

April 24, 2015

Charles Koch: We're not in politics to boost our bottom line (click here)

Lie. That is a blatant lie. It is a fact the Kochs contribute to political campaigns expecting Quid Pro Quo.

Pathetic. The interview with the Kochs on MSNBC is pathetic. How much money did they hand MSNBC to promote an ideological image on their Morning Joe program? 

The Kochs belong in prison for the bribery they practice. Hello? Bribery is still illegal even with Citizen's United.