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Russias march to nuclear war - an important read.

Russia, a weakened nation with only its nuclear weapons left, has embarked an a dangerous game What if it can gain back its old territories from the West, and its prestige, by using small nuclear tactical weapons in limited wars, and divide NATO and the West This game is all too real, and being played out at present, read the article http://wwwvoxcom/2015/6/29/8845913/russia-war

Ancient Islamic prophecy accurately describes the Islamic State - according to Islamic scholars

On Wednesday, September 24th, 126 Islamic scholars published an open letter to the leader, fighters and followers of ISIS – the so-called Islamic State – in which they clinically dismantle the terror group’s aims and ideology A portion of the letter contains this ancient prophecy The letter also includes an eerily prophetic quote from Ali ibn Abi Talib, who was a cousin of the Prophet Mohammed and was raised almost as his brother Ali was Muhammed’s closest ally and a fierce warrior for th

BBC Panorama: Putin's Gamble in the Ukraine - video

Vladimir Putin stands accused of launching an undeclared war against Ukraine As fears of a wider war grow, John Sweeney challenges the Russian strongman on the killing in Ukraine Great video to watch Original here, if you can watch it http://wwwbbccouk/iplayer/episode/b04j2pjj/panorama-putins-gamble

Egyptian news expresses how they feel about Hamas - video

Apparently mainstream Egyptian TV commentators railing against Hamas and the hypocrisy that they see in Gaza Fascinating

The tragedy of the Arabs - A civilization that used to lead the world is in ruins

Why Arab countries have so miserably failed to create democracy, happiness or aside from the windfall of oil wealth for their 350m people is one of the great questions of our time What makes Arab society susceptible to vile regimes and fanatics bent on destroying them and their perceived allies in the West No one suggests that the Arabs as a people lack talent or suffer from some pathological antipathy to democracy But for the Arabs to wake from their nightmare, and for the world to

Why is the ObamaCare website failing? - bad design and no testing

I thought it would be bad design or deliberate sabotage, but it really does look like it wasn't designed for the load it carries A really good outline from someone who apparently has seen the back end A good read for anyone interested in programming http://wwwquoracom/Obamacare-Rollout-Struggles-Fall-2013/Why-is-Obamacares-IT-failing-so-badly

How the GOP planned the shutdown by changing the rules of the House well before it happened - video

Late in the evening on September 30, 2013, the House Rules Committee Republicans changed the Rules of the House so that the ONLY Member allowed to call up the Senate's clean CR for a vote was Majority Leader Eric Cantor or his designee -- all but guaranteeing the government would shut down a few hours later and would stay shut down Previously, any Member would have had the right to bring the CR up for a vote

North Korea shows off soldiers with nuclear backpacks - video

OK lets not panic, obviously they are only holding their lunch, however according to this video they are purported to be a nuclear suicide squad <iframe width="640" height="480" src="//wwwyoutubecom/embed/AZHpasMdBP8rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Inside the NSA's Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group - TAO

Its great to see that the US has its own foreign hacking service This article on the secret TAO is well worth reading Hidden away inside the massive NSA headquarters complex at Fort Meade, Maryland, in a large suite of offices segregated from the rest of the agency, TAO is a mystery to many NSA employees Relatively few NSA officials have complete access to information about TAO because of the extraordinary sensitivity of its operations, and it requires a special security clearance to ga

"Sooner or later the regime will kiss you with one of their bullets" - 8 year old rebel in Syrias civil war - video

This 8 year old child handles weapons like a seasoned fighter, but just look at those old tired eyes If he lives to grow up he may turn out to be a scary individual Sad and unforgettable Ahmed said he went from being a carefree boy with a loving family to a child soldier living on one of the most lethal streets of the devastated city of Aleppo "I ended up helping my uncle and his comrades because I have no other choice, there is no school, my family is dead, what choice do I have"

Undersea cables broken in the Middle East- update thread - 5 years later its happening again

Five years after this this was first reported, its happening again See the last post for the latest In 2008 this was the news So far a total of 3 with discussion over a 4th undersea internet cable have been cut over the last week Why is this not news This thread adds to the changing topic One cable breaking night be an accident, but a second cable breaking within days starts to look like sabotage I can imagine that some of the more fanatic Islamists would be happy to

Who wants to move to America? Only people from 3rd world countries - image

Interesting to see from this chart that the countries where people want to move to the USA are only those where anywhere is better then where they are Not even china or India have more than 5% of people interested in moving there, and, apart from the UK, not a single first world country is queuing at the door More: http://wwwwashingtonpostcom/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/03/22/a-revealing-map-of-who-wants-to-move-to-the-u-s/

War in Europe - Europe today is like 1913 on the knife edge of war that few recognise

In an interview, Luxembourg prime minister and former Euro Group chief Jean-Claude Juncker, 58, urges other EU countries to push ahead with structural reforms, explains why he sees parallels between 2013 and the year preceding World War I A good read, very sobering and a real possibility http://wwwspiegelde/international/europe/spiegel-interview-with-luxembourg-prime-minister-juncker-a-888021html

There is no Left in American Politics - an outsiders view of the US political structure

Sometimes the most objective view of any system is best taken by those outside the system, in this case the American Political structure when seen from the outside is a very extreme animal For those of us in the rest of the world particularly first world nations we assume that the US political Structure is similar to our own, that Democrats are leftish, and Republicans are Right Nothing is further from the truth This is a very good read on the vast differences there are between the US and

Republican tears - a blog of how the GOP is expressing its grief - funny

The Republican party have their little bubble well and truly shattered after losing the election and this Tumblr site has a record of their paranoid, crazed, uncomprehending responses If they really had wanted to know the truth, [url=http://fivethirtyeightblogsnytimescom/]FiveThirtyEight[/url] had it, and proved that Romney never ever stood a chance an was losing at every stage of the election cycle http://goptearstumblrcom/
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