Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Jerusalem, the city worth nothing and everything.

The Holy City of Jerusalem, sacred to Abrahamic faith, is a flashpoint for international conflict.

One city capable of drawing the world into a devastating war.

This is not hyperbole, people.

History repeats itself, and its center has often been Jerusalem.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nature Always Wins - the Growing Threat of Cataclysms

There's not a snowball's chance in magma that we'll escape global cataclysm.  Most of us don't bother thinking about it, but the fact remains: we are experiencing a surge in potential extinction-level events all over the world.

Don't believe me?  Maybe the media has you convinced otherwise and that's fine, because there's a possibility the rising activity is only a phase and it will subside--but what if it doesn't?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Degrade and Destroy? That's Not War! I'll Show You War!

President Obama promised to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State (IS).  What does that mean, exactly?  It wasn't much of a strategy, lacking in any substantive material and wholly deprived of any teeth.

This is not war and it will not be effective.  It will result in the situation becoming worse, the US garnering more world resistance, and an increase in terrorist activity.  Attacking an enemy over the long term, picking away at them, only serves to piss them off and steel their resolve for revenge.

You want to know about war?  Forget this "degrade and destroy" bullshit and let me show you how to deal with enemies.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New World Order Games: 13 years since 9/11

Tomorrow marks the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and it's a prime opportunity for the shadowy powers of the world to rub it in our faces.

No, I'm not predicting anything specific, but I am sounding a general alarm for several reasons.  The atmosphere resembles 9/11, including warnings issued by multiple sources and events that seem to offer a preview of things to come.

Read on to see why I'm raising the alarm.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Russia, Iran, ISIS, Israel, and The New World Order

Everything seems chaotic, spiraling out of control... doesn't it?

Well there are some disturbing connections tying current events together and the governments instigating said events.  This "New World Order" is a picture of influences above and beyond political power, influences operating at the global level.

These are not isolated incidents, brought on by modern day political leaders and ideologies clashing; this is a story repeating from time immemorial and some of the players are up to the same old tricks.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Why Israel Agreed to a Truce and Why It's Not Over

Israel agreed to terms with Hamas, brokered by Egypt, for a cease-fire, ending the latest round of fighting between the two entities.  PM Netanyahu declared victory, as did Hamas, but the fighting is far from over and Israel knows it.

What's behind the hasty agreement and what's looming in the near future?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The World is Coming Unglued: Open Your Damn EYES!

We're all guilty of self-satisfaction, keeping our self busy, minding our business, and generally keeping our head buried in the sand while the world burns--and it is burning, people.  It staggers my mind when we're all too busy to grasp how fooked-up the world is and how much damage has been done.

Using headlines from Google News, I want to show you a collection of world events which demonstrate what I'm saying.  Don't dismiss it.  "The world is crazy," is a poor, poor understatement and a pathetic attempt to soothe yourself.

Buckle up and leave your skepticism at the door.

Friday, August 22, 2014

How Your U.S. Tax Dollars are Funding the Islamic State!

A few stories have surfaced recently about how the Islamic State (IS) funds its rather sophisticated and technologically-savvy operation.  This tactic was used by Al-Qaeda (and many other terrorist organizations not even related to a jihad) and it involves a simple, effective principle: hostages.

European governments are likely to pay seven-figure ransom sums to terrorists.

Monday, August 18, 2014

SkyNet Ancestry: It's Baby Steps to Robot Terrorism

Harvard is synonymous with the best, brightest, and upcoming minds--right?  Well, those eggheads have cooked up something easily construed as a precursor to the Hollywood famous "Terminator" franchise.

In the words of scientists working on the project: "The breakthrough could lay the framework for future robot brigades that collaborate to execute large tasks..."

Self-organizing, semi-autonomous robots.  Sounds like the beginnings of true artificial intelligence; it seems "Terminator", "The Matrix", and "I, Robot" weren't clear enough to warn away from this madness.

Am I over-reacting?  Is it possible that we might see artificial intelligence in our lifetime?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Russian Aid to Ukraine: Trojan Horse or Goodwill Offering?

Russia dispatched a massive convoy of trucks towards Ukraine recently.  According to Moscow, these trucks are jam-packed with humanitarian aid and supplies.  Western countries have warned against using such tactics as a cover for invasion, and Ukraine is concerned about letting these trucks cross the border.

There is a lot of distrust brewing on both sides and the concern over this action, particularly with Russian military forces on the border, is understandable.  What if Russia is sending aid, just as they said?

Will this spark another incident?  Are Russian motives clean?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Apocalypse Watch: Three Steps to Doom

Welcome to the Apocalypse Watch.

 Periodically I will choose several headlines from the news that have one thing in common: apocalypse. If all stories take a turn for the worst, you can damn well bet we're doomed.

That's my opinion, of course.

In this report: War in Ukraine, Coming Storm in Gaza, and Economic Ruin.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

For Israel and Gaza, Peace is Always Impossible

Another cease-fire broken between Gaza and Israel; are you surprised? This is the story, the way it happens, how it works, and (most importantly) it's all part of the plan. When someone in your group throws away a chance to get some humanitarian aid into Gaza, someone has to think about the consequences.

Are you spotting the pattern? I've got a few more things to say about this catastrophe.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Here Comes the Next Superbug (We're All Gonna Die!)

West Africa is under siege by some pesky little critter known as Ebola. According to the CDC, the situation is severe enough that they recommend against travelling to the region. Now, I don't think Mama Nature plays games when it comes to this stuff, but the death toll is around 730 as of this writing.

 In the time it took for this information to reach my eyes, and then for me to type this article, more people died in the U.S. from drunk-driving than in West Africa from Ebola.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

India Pushed into a Manhole

Mr. John Kerry is working on pulling India into the global charade, pushing the growing Asian power into accepting World Trade Organization (WTO) reforms.  The powers-that-be tout a bunch of fancy statistics--like 21 million jobs and billions in global savings--in an effort to make the Indian government seem childish, misguided, or just plain stubborn because they have objections.

Is this another ploy by the people running the show or does Indian have something else going on?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

If the Islamic State Conquers Baghdad...

There's a lot going on in the world right now, especially in the Mid-East, but the once headline-grabbing ISIS advance (and subsequent declaration of an Islamic Caliphate) seems to have taken second place to events around Israel, Ukraine, and Family Dollar (trending higher than Gaza on Google News, as of this writing).

What happens when the I.S. overruns Baghdad?  What are strategic and political complications?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gaza going BOOM

The latest story from Reuters (read it here), paints the picture of a defiant Israel determined to punish Hamas, even if it means leveling Gaza in the process.  Several incidents, such as the destruction of schools and even explosions killing kids, are rapidly empowering sympathetic feelings for the Palestinians.

What's the end game in Gaza?  Will world opinion force Israel to back off the attacks?

Rockets Away!

According to a recent DailyMail article, among many other news sources, the U.S. has proof that Russia is launching rockets from multiple-launch vehicles within its own borders against government targets across the Ukrainian border.  They are literally blasting away at Ukraine troops, and allegedly sending equipment and supplies to the rebel factions still holed up in eastern Ukraine.

What the hell is going on over there?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Solar Roulette

Every so often, the Sun loads up and fires a blast into space.  These coronal mass ejections (CME) have the capacity to do some serious, serious damage upon striking Earth.

According to NASA, recent solar CMEs raced through Earth's backyard.  Here's the article.

What sort of impact would CMEs have on Earth?  Let's discuss.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Next Crusade: Israel

Here's the NY Times article I read recently.

Check out this graphic that puts the Gaza casualties into proper perspective.

Summary: There's some serious business going on in the Middle East (ME) right about now--to be fair, it always has been going on, but it's particularly "hot" at the moment.  Though it's far from the deadliest, I think the Israeli operations in Gaza and unrest in the West Bank are nuclear in terms of international relations.  It's a complicated topic, isn't it?  Read on for more discussion.

Cold War II

The latest article I've read regarding the Ukraine situation really grabbed my attention.

In a nutshell: either Russia is firing artillery from their border and supplying weapons to the rebels in East Ukraine, or the media machine is really cranking up the rhetoric and provoking the Bear.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Madness in Ukraine

Okay, so I try to keep up on what's happening in the world for a number of reasons which would paint me as a conspiracy theorist (or worse).

Here's the article I just finished reading about the U.S. claiming Russia is shelling Ukrainian military positions.