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Ashkelon, Israel: As it pushes for international action against Iran's nuclear programme, Israel is steadily assembling one of the world's most advanced missile defence systems, a multi-layered collection of weapons meant to guard against a variety of threats, including the shorter-range Grads used to strike Israeli towns like this one and intercontinental rockets.
On September 7 the Swedish aid agency Swedish Committee for Afghanistan reported that the previous week US soldiers raided one of its hospitals. According to the director of the aid agency, Anders Fange, troops stormed through both the men's and women's wards, where they frantically searched for wounded Taliban fighters. Soldiers demanded that hospital administrators inform the military of any incoming patients who might be insurgents, after which the military would then decide if said patients would be admitted or not. Fange called the incident "not only a clear violation of globally recognized humanitarian principles about the sanctity of health facilities and staff in areas of conflict, but also a clear breach of the civil-military agreement" between nongovernmental organizations and international forces. Fange said that US troops broke down doors and tied up visitors and hospital staff
The largest drill ever to take place between Israel and the US has been scheduled for the coming days, the London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported. The report says the drill will simulate missile attacks on Israel from Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas, and will test the Israeli Air Force as well as the US Navy. (Roee Nahmias)
"We are not exactly impotent little babies," Brzezinski said. "They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? ... We have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a 'Liberty' in reverse." The USS Liberty was a U.S. Navy technical research ship that the Israeli Air Force mistakenly attacked during the Six Day War in 1967. Brzezinski endorsed then-Sen. Obama's presidential campaign in August 2007, which at the time was portrayed in the media as a boost to Obama's foreign policy cred. The Washington Post reported: "Barack Obama, combating the perception that he is too young and inexperienced to handle a dangerous world, got a boost yesterday from a paragon of foreign policy eminence, Zbigniew Brzezinski."
Originally posted by AgnosticX
When I start to look at things like this it tends to make me wonder if the mainstream media has perpetuated another lie here in the states that may be the underlying cause of some of these problems...
Communism isn't dead.
I know that the majority of people believe that communism has been dead and gone for a while now, but if you look at the countries positioning themselves together doesn't it seem a tad odd that the former communists countries are all aligning themselves?
Just a thought, and I didn't put a whole lot of thought into it, but just a thought nonetheless.
Originally posted by Becker44
reply to post by veritech01
1 - United States of America
It's manufacturing capabilities coupled with sheer numbers, advanced technology and nuclear capabilities keep the US on top. 48/60
2 - Russia
Though dwindled since the Cold War, Russia's numbers and nuclear capabilities keep it on top as the second most powerful army in the world. 37/60
3 - Israel
Manpower, sheer numbers and experience rank the Israeli armies among the top in the world. 35/60
Originally posted by keops
according to the bible, Armagaddon will be in Oct/ 2010