shoot, folks. Rand Paul may have seemed like he was dead in the water
after getting a royal beatdown from Trump this year, but it looks
like he is still ready to fight and Hillary Clinton is the new target
of his Death Punch.
see, something leaked in those most recent Assange emails that the
media has been scrambling like crazy people to cover up.
to Assange, Hillary Clinton actually personally pushed weapons into
the hands of ISIS!
flows, going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into
jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those
emails,” Julian Assange.
the reason she will be jailed is not the weapons alone, but ,instead,
for a 2013 interview she gave on Benghazi.
Paul asked Hillary Clinton if the huge weapons depot that we kept in
Benghazi had been shipping weapons to Libya as well as other
countries in the region.
course, Secretary Clinton was ready with lie-after-lie about not
understanding the question and saying only the CIA knows for sure.
wait! Hillary Clinton actually discusses shipping the weapons from
Benghazi to ISIS in her emails.
comes with a 5-year prison sentence, something that someone in
Clinton’s condition will not be able to survive.
now is our time to Stand by Rand for real and help him out the
Clinton monster once and for all.
you help spread the good word so the government knows how serious we
are and are FORCED to actually make her follow the law?
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Ekathemerini, 19 October, 2016 Turkish
fighter jets entered Greece’s air space Wednesday, prompting the
response of two Greek aircraft, and leading to a dogfight between the
two sides, the first such incident of its kind since a failed
military coup in Turkey on July 15.
Two Turkish F-16s
violated Greek air space southeast of Rhodes and south of
Kastellorizo shortly before 4 p.m. and were pursued by two Greek
fighter jets dispatched from a base at Souda Bay, according to
Defense Ministry officials. A separate pair of Turkish jets then
entered Greek air space and engaged in a dogfight with the Greek
aircraft. The Turkish jets were all armed, according to defense
Greek-Turkish relations have been strained in
recent weeks following comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip
Erdogan and other Turkish officials questioning international
treaties that establish the borders between the two countries. A
misinterpretation, however, of more recent comments by Erdogan, which
suggested that he had called for a referendum in the Greek region of
Thrace, needlessly aggravated the situation.
In the wake
of the mistake, the head of the Greek Embassy’s press office in
Ankara has been ordered to return to Athens, sources indicated on
tense Normandy Four talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin told
reporters he had expressed Moscow’s readiness to extend the
humanitarian ceasefire in Aleppo for as long as needed. Meanwhile,
his EU counterparts accused Russia and Syria of “war crimes.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande chose
to focus on Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict, claiming that
Moscow bears “responsibility” for
the start of the political process in Syria.
alleged that the separation of terrorists from “moderate” rebels
in Aleppo – something Russia and Syria have been demanding – is
an impossible task without a complete ceasefire.
will not be possible to separate terrorists from civilians under
said at the briefing.
in turn called what is happening in Aleppo “a
real war crime,” calling
for “maximum” pressure
to be exerted on Russia. The Western powers also expect that Moscow
will put more pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to stop the
bombing of rebel forces controlling eastern Aleppo, which comprise
Al-Nusra terrorists and the groups the West considers moderate, such
as the Free Syrian Army.
went as far as calling Russian and Syrian air strikes on terrorist
hideouts in eastern Aleppo “inhumane.”
is a severe blow to the people of Aleppo, and we are sure that it is
impossible to separate terrorists and civilians when such
bombardments are taking place,” she
admitted that “of
course, there are terrorists in Aleppo” he
stressed that “bombardments
should be out of question.”
German and French leaders did not exclude that they may discuss new
sanctions against Russia during the upcoming EU summit.
should not exclude this possibility,” Merkel
said, calling the Berlin negotiations on
Syria “tough” and “difficult.”
held a separate news conference, reiterating the Russian position on
Syria and lamenting that little progress achieved in talks on the
conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Russian leader said he had talked “about
the Russian side's plans to extend the pause in delivering airstrikes
[in Aleppo] for as long as possible, depending on the developments in
cast doubt on the effectiveness of short-term pauses in fighting,
arguing that “several
not enough time for humanitarian supplies to reach civilians and for
all those who want to leave Aleppo.
is no sense in a ceasefire lasting several hours because it is
necessary to deliver humanitarian aid. Also, some groups need to
leave Aleppo,” he
stressed that Moscow has been calling for the reinvigoration of work
on a new Syrian constitution, which would be the first step toward a
political transition in the war-torn country.
once again reminded our colleagues that Russia proposes to step up
work in this sphere on devising and adopting a new constitution, on
the basis of which preliminary election may be held and positions of
all conflicting parties may be preliminarily coordinated,” Putin
of the New Cold War: Biden Threatens to Cyber Attack Putin.
F. Cohen, @nyu,
Russian military forces have completed the creation of own electronic communication system that is completely independent from the internet and protected from unlicensed connections, allowing for fast and safe transfer of classified information.
source in the Defense Ministry has told popular Russian daily
Izvestia that the official name of the network is the ‘Closed Data
Transfer Segment’ and that the facilities it’s based on are
partially owned by the military and partially rented from the state
communications agency Rostelecom. Servers of the network will be
located in every Russian military unit, but access to them will be
source also said that the Closed Data Transfer Segment was completed
already in late summer and is now in fully functioning state, but
works are under way to expand it with additional terminals in every
structure of the Russian ‘military internet’ is similar to the
one of the conventional World Wide Web, but it is accessible only on
computers that use the dedicated operating system developed by the
Russian Military Forces.
The hardware also has to be certified by the
General Staff’s directorate for protection of state secrets to
ensure that it is impossible to even plug in an uncertified device,
including printers, scanners and flash drives.
military internet also has its own mail service that allows for
strictly internal exchange of messages.
presidential adviser for internet issues, German Klimenko, said in
comments that he considered it correct that the Closed Data Transfer
Segment has absolutely no connection to the internet.
that is connected can be broken into and therefore is not safe,”
head of the Russian Foundation for Development of Internet Technology
and Infrastructure, Dmitry Burkov, said that it was appropriate that
Russian military forces employed a unified approach to the problem,
unlike their US colleagues. Americans
have had quite a lot of holes in their network. They were changing
network protocols on-the-go and besides, they had a lot of separate
networks for every branch of forces and lastly – their system has
too many connection points with the internet, which raises the danger
of unsecure access,”
far as I understand, Edward Snowden has been working for one of the
NSA’s subcontractors and had access to this network which allowed
him to gain access to the data that he made public. I hope our people
have not made similar mistakes when they planned the network and that
they have taken additional security measures.”
War Games Moves ICBM Closer To Europe
the time of our news cast we were not sure if this was a war game or
not but has been confirmed to be a war game. Moving Russian Yars
RS-24 ICBM's across the Yogar river. getting closer to the European
borders. Russia gives NATO a taste of the ir own
expects the US-led coalition and Belgium, in particular, as well as
all the international institutions to give an adequate response to
the airstrike that caused civilian casualties Moscow expects the
US-led coalition to provide an adequate response to the Belgian Air
Force’s bombing of Aleppo, Russia’s Foreign Ministry’s
spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
have information on the US-led coalition’s airstrikes, particularly
the Belgian Air Force’s bombing of Aleppo’s civil infrastructure,
with civilian casualties having been reported,” she said.
expect the US-led coalition and Belgium, in particular, as well as
all the international institutions, who have been so deeply concerned
about the Russian Aerospace Force air raids, especially about alleged
strikes on civilian targets, to provide an adequate response,”
believe that this fact cannot be ignored.” “If no one comments on
it, then we will conclude that the real concern is not about the
plight of Aleppo’s civilians,” the diplomat added.
media buzz is aimed at protecting Jabhat al-Nusra (terrorist group
outlawed in Russia) and preventing the Russian Aerospace Forces from
eliminating the terrorist groups in Aleppo.”
can be no other explanation. If no direct condemnation of the US-led
coalition, the Belgian Air Force actions follows, then we will have
to consider it as an attempt to shield the terrorist groups active on
Syria’s territory,” Zakharova stressed.
October 18, Russia’s Reconciliation Center in Syria reported the
Hassadjek village had been battered by an airstrike which left six
people dead and four injured.
that time, there were no Russian Aerospace Forces or Syrian Air Force
aircraft in the area in question while Belgian F-16 fighter jets were
is now strong evidence linking specific [extreme] events or an
increase in their numbers to the human influence on climate.”
and Rahmstorf 2012.
are confronted with the
fierce urgency of now.
…We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but
time is deaf to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached
bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the
pathetic words, ‘Too late.'” — Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. [emphasis
is on track to be a record-hot year for the history books.
Accumulations of heat-trapping gasses in the range of 402
ppm CO2 and 490 ppm CO2e have
pushed the global temperature trend into an inexorable upward rise.
Meanwhile, increasingly severe climate change-related events ranging
from mass coral bleaching, to glacial and sea ice melt, to tree
death, to ocean health decline, to the expanding ranges of tropical
infectious diseases, to worsening extreme weather events have
occurred the world over. This global temperature spike and related
ramp-up of extreme events continued throughout a year that is setting
up to follow 2014 and 2015 as the third record-hot year in a row.
saw a substantial jump in global temperatures. 2016 is also on track
to hit new record highs. The above graph, by Gavin Schmidt of NASA
GISS, provides a vivid illustration of an inexorable warming trend
with 2016 as the hottest year yet. According to Gavin, a strong new
record for 2016 appears to be a lock. Image source: Climate
a result, it appears likely that 2016 will see temperatures in the
range of 1.19 C to 1.25 C hotter than 1880s averages. That’s about
0.1 C hotter than 2015 — which is pretty significant considering
the fact that the average rate of decadal warming
(the rounded rate of global warming every 10 years) has been in the
range of 0.15 C since the late 1970s. This year’s temperatures now
appear set to exceed 1998’s values by around 0.35 C — or about
one-third of the entire warming total seen since large-scale human
greenhouse gas emissions began during the late 19th century. This
excession should permanently put to rest previous
widely circulated false notions that global warming somehow stopped
following the strong El Nino year of 1998.
responsible sources are
now warning that current temperatures are uncomfortably close to two
major climate thresholds — 1.5 C global warming and 2.0 C global
warming. At the current rate of warming, we appear set to exceed the
1.5 C mark in the annual measure in just one to two decades.
Hitting 2 C by or before mid-century has become a very real
have been urging the global community to avoid 2 C warming before
1.5 C if at all possible), but the current path brings us to that
level of warming in just over 30-50 years, not over the 84 years
remaining in this century. And just maintaining current rates of
warming without significant added feedbacks from the Earth System
would result in Earth hitting close to 3 C warming by 2100 — a
level that would inflict severe harm to life on Earth, including
to NASA, September 2016 edged out September 2014 as the hottest
September in the 136-year climate record. This occurred while
the Equatorial Pacific was flipped into a cool phase, which
tends to lower global temperatures. Despite this natural
variability-related switch pulling global temperatures down, NASA
shows a globe in which few regions experienced below-average
temperatures and where the highest concentration of record-warm
temperatures are centered near the northern polar region. This
display of counter-trend warming and strong polar amplification are
both signature effects of human-caused climate change. Image
back on 2016, it appears the La Nina that struggled throughout August
and early September is
again making a decent attempt to form, at
least as a weak event. This should tend to pull October, November and
December temperatures into the 1 to 1.1 C above 1880s departure
range. As a result, final averages for 2016 should be slightly lower
than averages for the period running from December to September. But,
as noted above, we are still on track to see a very significant jump
above the 2015 end atmospheric temperature totals.
Impacts from Added Global Heat Continue to Worsen
the mid-2010s, Earth entered a temperature range averaging 1 C above
pre-industrial levels. Such temperatures begin to threaten key
climate impacts like permafrost thaw, 3-4 meters of sea-level rise
from West Antarctic Ice Sheet melt, risk of up to 80 percent mountain
glacier loss, complete Arctic sea ice loss during summer, and 6-7
meters of sea level rise from Greenland melt. In the near 1 C range,
risks of these impacts, though a possibility, remain somewhat lower.
But as temperatures approach 1.5 and 2 C above pre-industrial levels,
risks rise even as West Antarctic glacial melt and polar ocean
acidification start to become serious factors. Image source: Solving
the Climate Stalemate.)
all these negative impacts, we are still currently outside the
boundary of the worst potential results of climate change. Stresses
are on the rise from various related factors, but these stresses have
probably not yet reached a point of no return for human
many of the reefs,
forests, and living creatures we have grown to cherish. Rapid
mitigation through a swift transition away from fossil fuels is still
possible. Such a response now has a high likelihood of successfully
protecting numerous civilizations while saving plant and animal
species across the planet. That said, at this point, some damage is,
sadly, unavoidable. But the simple fact that we are now starting to
face the harmful consequences of a century and a half of fossil fuel
burning is no excuse for inaction. To the contrary, the beginning of
these harms should serve as a clarion call for our redoubled efforts.