Marc Morano ClimateDepot.com
A new study conducted by federal scientists found no evidence that climate change has caused more severe flooding in the United States during the last century.
But scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), who published their findings in the Hydrologic Sciences Journal Monday, said they will continue to examine the issue, noting that more research is necessary to better understand the relationship between climate change and flooding.
Scientists have long raised red flags about the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, desertification and drought. In recent years, scientists have increasingly turned their attention to the effect of climate change on severe weather like hurricanes and tornadoes.
Karzai’s Gauntlet; Unfortunate Rambling or Veiled Truth?
For well over two years now I and others, have been questioning the wisdom of conducting a Counter Insurgency effort in the center of an ideologically monolithic society. The problem with COIN is that it assumes a much flatter playing field than what we, as a non-Shariah compliant society, can expect when conducting military operations in countries where religious adherence to Islam is above 98%.
The truth is, if we had chosen to understand the religion and the dedication of it’s adherents in a way that is consistent with how they have identified themselves -over and over again, COIN would never have been on the table in the first place. Instead; we chose to ignore the obvious in deference to our westernized vision of “harmony among all peoples” and this, to our detriment.
http://bigpeace.com/clopez/2011/10/24/from-tunisia-to-the-justice-department-a-clean-sweep-for-islam/ Across a vast expanse of the Muslim world, from Tunisia to Pakistan, the forces of Islam are rising. Tunisian voters have given the Al Nahda (Muslim Brotherhood) party a dominant position in the national assembly that will write the country’s new constitution. In Libya, Chairman of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, has […]
http://www.mythsandfacts.org/article_view.asp?articleID=216 Successive Israeli governments have failed to recognize the supreme importance of the “Mandate for Palestine” [24 July, 1922] a historical League of Nations document that set forth the irrevocable Jewish legal rights to settle anywhere in western Palestine, the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered by international law […]
“A Night in Tunisia” is a musical composition written by Dizzy Gillespie in 1942 while he was playing with the Earl Hines Band. It has become a jazz standard….and Miles Davis performed it to perfection…..rsk
‘Liberated’ Tunisia: 40% Plurality to Mainstream Sharia-Promoting Ennahda Party
Voice of America is reporting:
Although official results have yet to be announced, provisional results give the [mainstream Sharia-promoting] Ennahdha party about 40 percent of the vote.
President Obama’s (sadly predictable) “upbeat” reaction:
U.S. President Barack Obama has offered his congratulations, saying Tunisia has “changed the course of history” and “inspired the world.”
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/10/24/141647127/u-s-ambassador-leaves-syria-due-to-credible-threats?sc=nl&cc=nh-20111024 U.S. Ambassador Leaves Syria Due To ‘Credible Threats’ by Mark Memmott
WHY WAS HE MEETING WITH “OPPOSITION FIGURES”? AND WHY WAS AN OPPOSITION LEADER IN THE US EMBASSY?….US GOVERNMENT POLICY IN THE MIDEAST IS INCOHERENT… RSK
“The U.S. has pulled its ambassador out of Syria over security concerns, blaming President Bashar Assad’s government for the threats.,” The Associated Press writes. “State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Monday that Ambassador Robert Ford returned to Washington this weekend after ‘credible threats against his personal safety.’ ”
The wire service adds that “Haynes Mahoney, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, confirmed that Ford was out of the country but emphasized that Washington has not formally recalled him.”
NPR’s Michele Kelemen passes along more from the statement Toner sent to reporters:
“At this point, we can’t say when he will return to Syria. It will depend on our assessment of Syrian regime-led incitement and the security situation on the ground.
“We hope that the Syrian regime will end its incitement campaign against Ambassador Ford.”
Reuters reported earlier that according to “Western diplomats,” the ambassador “left Syria over the weekend.”
As we reported on Sept. 29, Ford has gotten considerable attention for his meetings with opposition figures as protests against the Assad regime have continued over recent months. His efforts have not gone over well with the Assad regime. Government supporters at one point threw stones, eggs and tomatoes at Ford’s convoy as he went to meet with an opposition leader. They also surrounded the building where the ambassador was meeting with that opposition figure.
Presidential elections don’t turn on what’s happening abroad. Barack Obama could be grateful for that much.
Gallup finds that a tiny “kill bump” rewarded the president after the capture and slaying of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya, but good news from the Islamic world, which hasn’t yet felt the dawn of the 9th century, always comes with a catch. The desert tyrant can be expected to stay dead, but Libya’s oppressed masses won’t be much better off than they were. Another tyrant is always on the way.
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, who as the chairman of the National Transitional Council is the de-facto president of the country, promised Sunday that sharia, the Islamic legal system that imposes order with misery and dread, will be the “basic source” of Libyan law.
http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1932/Springtime-for-Sharia-in-Libya.aspx From Politico: The Obama administration on Monday treaded carefully around the announcement that Sharia law will be enforced in post-Muammar Qadhafi Libya, refraining from expressing disapproval of Islamic law as the foundation of the country’s new legal system. “We’ve seen various Islamic-based democracies wrestle with the issue of establishing rule of law within an […]
http://www.hudson-ny.org/2532/jordan-courts-islamists Facing growing protests at home, Jordan’s King Abdullah has embarked on a policy aimed at appeasing radical Muslims. King Abdullah’s decision to woo Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood is seen as a no-confidence vote in the US President Barack Obama’s policy toward the Arab world, as leaders there are beginning to realize that they […]
Obama Administration Bans the Truth About Islam and Jihad Posted By Robert Spencer URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/24/obama-adminstration-bans-the-truth-about-islam-and-jihad/ It has been a long time coming, but the Obama Administration has now officially banned the truth. Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole declared Wednesday at a conference in Washington that he had “recently directed all components […]