Friday, November 13, 2015

I have heard from two different reports the people in the theater where the concert was taking place, was able to move into a safer posture and some got out of the building when the gunman stopped to reload.

8:49 PM

There are reports in France there may be roving death squads.

NATO needs to be assessing the situation.

Russia will have to be consulted if there are going to be movement by NATO. It is a regional issue now that the migrants have come. Russia freaks out anytime NATO blows it's nose.

The history of these attacks were well planned. There have been drones flying over France's nuclear facilities. This reminds me of the bobby trapped militias of Ukraine when it was first learned the national defense was compromised.

I remember reading an article about an Iraqi police station and a citizen that described the station as if wolves were living in a den. It was unknown when the wolves would come out of their den to do as they please. Plunder and death.

I think some unarmed drones would be a good first move to carry out some reconnaissance. But, there may be more to come and the battlefield needs to be known.

Sorry, it is the way I see it.

France and the USA have been great friends for a long time. I would not expect that to end.

I am also looking forward to the findings of the jet crash in Egypt. My observations don't change because France has some bad eggs in their country.

I am looking forward to more reports of death Daesh leadership just like Johnny. No mercy.

Good night.

At least two of the attackers are dead.

Paris (AP) — The latest on shootings (click here) and explosions in Paris. (all times local):

12 a.m.
Two Paris police officials say security forces have ended their assault on a concert hall filled with hostages, killing at least two attackers. Neither official could be named, citing ongoing operations throughout the city.

One official described "carnage" inside the building, saying the attackers had tossed explosives at the hostages. Both officials said they expected the toll of victims to rise......

This may be new to The West; to have their own citizens pledge their loyalty to a religious extremist group and carry out attacks and deaths of fellow citizens. But, this is not new to the middle east. These methods of killing random citizens with suicide bombers or mass deaths by jihadists is not new. It happens in countries all across north Africa and in Iraq.

This is the way people settle scores in the third world of the middle east. What does everyone think bin Laden did? He brought Beirut to Lower Manhattan. This is the same thing. Iraqis kill Iraqis all the time because of religious vengeance. The middle east has moved outside of it's boundaries because the former governments are gone.
I can't but wonder if there is a leader of these attackers that have a central authority to what has transpired? I always appreciated the way Pakistan can combat criminals and terrorists among them by simply knowing one or two phone connections.

If there are journalists near dangerous areas, I doubt the police are worried about them. It isn't as though the journalist is allowed to be in a dangerous area, it is that the authorities aren't concerned with quartering off safe and dangerous places. Journalists are taking chances on their own. Kindly consider a higher degree of safety. Don't become kidnapped.

We have time later for details.

It is extremely dangerous in France right now. The authorities are carrying out combat, literally, with terrorists. The police/domestic soldiers are not necessarily willing to talk first and shoot later. Citizens have to be very prudent in their movement through the area. They need to be aware of LOCAL activity with police and authorities.

I would have a local radio and television on to realize how the authorities are permitting movement. If police are engaged in securing the area it will be difficult to reach authorities.

Emergency vehicles needed to transport citizens on a regular basis, may be very busy. Citizens may have to transport to an emergency room by themselves if they have a personal emergency.
After having been a potential victim himself, President François Hollande is strong and determined to lead his country. I congratulate him on taking measures to protect his people from further attack.

Please just stop to think how extreme the protections of France is in closing it's borders. I applaud President Hollande for doing so, but, these are extreme measures.
Reports now there are 26 dead. How many, if any, are migrants? I am unapologetic for my concern. 

I remind. The USA could not find many candidates for training of a Free Syrian Army that vetted well. Why would any other people coming out of the region be any different?

French authorities are too busy. Draw conclusions based in known evidence. Misunderstandings can be cleared up later. People need to know they are in danger and how vicious it is.

This is all coordinated. The attack and death of Jihadi John. Has to be. The hate is too intense. The organized jihadists have been planning.

The methodology to end Jihad Johnny was felt through the leadership, all the way to the top. Good job, guys. We know now. The attack forced their hand. Imagine if it didn't what the plans would be like.

With 18 dead reported by news services, it appears there is retaliation for the death of Jihadi John. That is my first impression.

I reiterate Daesh is a charismatic movement. There is going to be escalation as long as Daesh has status among those that want to carry out violence against other countries, other religions or other ethnic differences. I think the global community has to find strength to their national defenses, especially intelligence communities.

The attacks on Daesh have to continue. The charismatic movement HAS IT'S OWN STRENGTH and is autonomous. It doesn't matter if charismatic members of Daesh are receiving their orders to kill from al Baghdadi, the countries have to recognize their lands are in danger of such attacks. These attackers are autonomous.

The charismatic attackers have to be dealth with, but, Deash in Syria has to be dealt with as well. There is no indication the charismatic movement will end when Daesh is defeated in Syria. Basically, national security of every country has to be on high alert regardless of what occurs in Syria. There is no dictate about ending the charismatic movement if Syria is stable and Daesh is defeated there.

Paris (AP) — Police officials in France (click here) say there has been an explosion in a bar near a Paris stadium and a shootout in a Paris restaurant.
BFM television says there were several dead in the restaurant shooting in the 10th arrondissement of the capital. Two police officials confirmed the shooting but had no information about casualties.
One of the police officials said there was a separate explosion near the Stade de France north of Paris. It was unclear if the events were linked.
Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to be publicly named.
This is a breaking news story. Please check back for further updates.

Any place in a country, such as noted by the deaths at an energy facility in France that can cause mass murder needs to be secured beyond doubt.

In numbers alone of willing men and women to be jihadists and/or suicide bombers in France is a significant statistic. These attacks breaking out in France indicate where the statistics of population are higher there will be more violence. In other words if a country has 1000 known Daesh jihadists and there are three attacks carried out against the French people, that is a statistical incidence as well. The population density matters in the charismatic movement.

Knowing there is a statistical element to the attackers there can be intensive scrutiny conducted to limit and/or end such success of attackers.

Now there are some 60 hostages in France. Population density. The more sympathizers to Syria's al Baghdadi, the more danger to society.

I hate to say thing, but, France should have been picking up the organization of these attackers.

France is such a magnificent country and it's people incredible; this is not fair to them.

This is also in the French news. The attack into the soccer stadium has to be clarified.

It is worrisome that the President was in the stadium. Where did that come from so he was to be a target?

Paris (Reuters) – French Real Madrid (click here) striker Karim Benzema was placed under formal judicial investigation on Thursday in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail fellow-France soccer international Mathieu Valbuena with the use of a sex video.
A statement from the public prosecutor in Versailles west of Paris said the inquiry covered alleged offences that can carry a prison sentence of at least five years.
His lawyer, Sylvain Cormier said that Benzema was totally innocent. “He played no part, I repeat no part, in any blackmail or attempted blackmail,” Cormier told reporters.
The prosecutor’s move, which in France’s justice system does not necessarily mean he will end up being tried, but does mean investigators believe they have serious grounds for pursuing the matter with him, exposes Benzema to a period of doubt ahead of a European nations soccer contest that France hosts next year.
Investigators, who among several others questioned former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse in the same case in mid-October without subsequently placing him under formal investigation, are trying to identify who was behind the alleged extortion attempt....

The Marines are taking the Clinton story well.

November 13, 2015
By Oriana Pawlyk, Staff writer

...Over the years, (click here) Clinton's story has remained consistent. The Washington Post, which also tried to confirm Clinton's story, reported that a Marine spokesman responded to then-first lady Clinton's remarks in 1994.
“We won’t attempt to dispute the first lady’s recollection,” a Marine Corps spokesperson said then. “But if she was ill-treated by a Marine recruiter in 1975, it certainly is unfortunate, unprofessional and a mistake we regret.”

The New York Times also tried to confirm Clinton's remarks in 1994, raising questions about why an up-and-coming attorney — who in 1974 served as an adviser to the impeachment inquiry staff during the Watergate scandal in Washington — would be interested in joining the military.
She had just moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, as Bill Clinton pursued his rise to Arkansas attorney general. She also didn’t have a track record as a steadfast military supporter: While at Wellesley College, she protested the Vietnam War and worked on anti-war presidential campaigns at Yale, The New York Times noted.

Neal Lattimore, Clinton's spokesman in the 1990s, said she may have been interested in becoming a staff judge advocate....

It is interesting how people react to this story. It is noted by the New York Times she was a 'peacenik,' but, as a US Senator she was completely different in her focus of the US military.

If I am not mistaken Hillary Clinton would have graduated with her law degree at this time. If the Marines accepted her I have to question the battle field destination for her service. The Marines probably would have placed her in JAG Corp.

But, none of that happened and the story is simply war wounds of an ambitious woman. 

International Arm Sales into the middle east by China?

The issue in the middle east when it comes to arms sales isn't all that complicated. There are large countries that supply arms to the middle east governments, such as the USA does with Israel.

...Given the unprecedented levels of weapon sales (click here) by the west (including the US, Canada and the UK) to the mainly Sunni Gulf states, Vladimir Putin’s decision last week to allow the controversial delivery of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran – voluntarily blocked by Russia since 2010 – seems likely to accelerate the proliferation.

That will see agreed arms sales to the top five purchasers in the region - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt and Iraq – surge this year to more than $18bn, up from $12bn last year. Among the systems being purchased are jet fighters, missiles, armoured vehicles, drones and helicopters....

If China is selling weapons to the middle east, that is news. The majority of China's sales are manufactured products. Cell phones, etc. 

International arm sales is really not that complex. There is currently a convention before the United Nations to limit sales of small arms into any region of the world. That convention is suppose to end many of the rebel wars in the world. Either a country is involved with the convention or it is not. 

Arm sales by the USA is approved by Congress. The President does all the work to bring the bill to the Congress for approval. 

When it comes to missiles in the international arms market the USA Navy has boarded ships carrying these weapons for inspection and confiscation.

Actually, China does sell some munitions to the middle east, IF that definition includes Pakistan. There are probably others.

Pathological neurological disease is important. Has it effected Ben Carson's behavior?

Okay, Ben. Pathological disease is not a diagnosis. What was the diagnosis and the medications? I am going to read the book.

Pathological disease is far different than drug activity at the age of sixteen as President Obama reported to the electorate. Pathological disease is a concern whether he likes it or not. Is it a chronic neurological disease? The people have a right to know.

Richard Nixon took drugs. (click here)

Epilepsy is a serious disease. Epilepsy will prevent people from receiving a commercial driver license. It only takes one episode of seizures or unconsciousness to cause danger to others lives and their own.

If Ben Carson has a pathology the electorate has a right to know before they cast their ballot. If it takes a political opponent to bring about the truth than so be it.

Pathological disease can cause violence. It is the brain. Alcohol is frequently at the center of domestic violence. 

Either Ben Carson's documented history of violence is based in pathology or no. Simple matter to clarify.

There is a very big difference between violence due to pathology or addiction. Addiction is not a pathological issue.

Journal of Neurology
2009, October, 256 (10): 1591-1602
2009 April 8
by Fazel S., Philipson J, Gardner L, Merrit R, Grann M

Neurological Disease and Violence, (click here) a system review and meta-analysis with a focus on epilepsy and brain trauma. 

The objectives of this study were to systematically review and meta-analyze the research literature on the association of common neurological disorders and violence. Keywords relating to neurological disorders and violence were searched between 1966 and August 2008. Case-control and cohort studies were selected. Odds ratios of violence risk in particular disorders compared with controls were combined using fixed-effects meta-analysis with the data presented in forest plots.

Was Ben Carson's pathology alcoholism, which is considered to have a genetic component. Was his violence unleashed because of alcoholism? Does he consider alcoholism a pathology. It is treatable and people can completely recover from alcoholism. There is no guarantee among the genetics it will repeat itself with every person within the family. So, what the deal? Alcoholism with a genetic component known to be evident in his family?

I find it very interesting Saudi Arabia is tracking emigrants to Daesh to return them to the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia is not intimidated by Daesh. They are not only determined to overcome any threat by Daesh, they intend to take Saudis back home. The idea this is an active search for estranged citizens brings to reality the missing Saudis can be killed with vicious and heinous methods. The children will take on the identity of  Daesh as it's future. Using girls for virgin rewards and boys as child soldiers Daesh is using children as breeding stock.

13 November 2015

Jeddah: The Saudi ambassador to Turkey, Adel Siraj Mirdad, (click here) has confirmed that the Saudi Embassy is following up on a Saudi woman who joined the terrorist group Daesh.
The woman, nicknamed Sajer, traveled from the Kingdom with her three children to Turkey, according to a media report.
Meanwhile, there are allegedly three Saudi men who were recruited by unidentified people to join Daesh after their arrival in Turkey. The Saudi Embassy in Turkey is making efforts to locate the Saudi woman, her children and the three Saudi men in order to bring them back to the Kingdom.
The woman and her three children have been missing since their arrival in Turkey five months ago. The Saudi ambassador to Turkey praised the level of cooperation between Saudi and Turkish authorities who are trying to locate them....

The G20 is a place where the future of the global economy lives.

If one wants to understand the concerns and ambitions of the global economy the G20 is a good place to start.

Friday, November 13, 2015
By Smita Nordwall

Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies (the G20) (click here) are to meet in the Turkish resort town of Antalya for two days, starting Sunday, to discuss economic and tax cooperation, the migrant crisis and climate change.
We take a look at what to expect and what it means.

What is the G20?

The G20, an abbreviation for “The Group of Twenty,” is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors of 20 major economies.
The members include 19 individual countries -- Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States -- along with the European Union. The EU is represented by the European Commission and by the European Central Bank.
The G20 countries account for 85 percent of the world economy, 75 percent of world trade and two-thirds of the world's population....

Asia - China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Russia and Turkey

South America - Argentina and Brazil 

Australia - this is a tourism map of Australia

Europe - France, Germany, Italy, Turkey and the United Kingdom

North America - Canada, Mexico and the United States

Africa - South Africa and Saudi Arabia (Geographically Saudi Arabia is more of the African continent, but, some sources find Saudi Arabia as southwestern Asia, AKA the middle east.) 

Saudi Arabia is politically in Asia, it's geography content belongs to north Africa.

There are seven continents in the world. The one not represented at the G20 as an autonomous country is Antarctica. The Antarctica continent is a foreign policy governance status with many of the countries here having a place on the ice continent. The same governance is true in the governance of the Arctic Ocean.

The G20 is where trade and economics plays a greater role. It is easy to see why. This is where sovereignty comes to the table. The G20 is a group of burgeoning economies mixed with established countries. There are very valuable relationships between these countries both economic and national security.

Most of the continents have some very small countries, the exception is Australia of course.

The G20 is a place where the middle class can be an enormous asset. Once the middle class of these countries is appreciated and secure there will be growth. It is important all these countries have a strong middle class.