Friday, November 25, 2011

Russia Arms Syria With "Ship Killers": Missiles Threaten U.S. Navy Carrier George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Off The Coast Of Syria

I was speaking to one of the leaders of a Syrian opposition group, Malik al-Abdeh, via Skype earlier tonight. We were discussing possible Russian involvement in the Syrian crisis should NATO or the U.S. take an overt role in enforcing the Arab League's no-fly, no movement zone; a "Red Line" the Russians have said they will not allow to be crossed.

It's going to be problematic enough to keep the Russians out as I explain further down in this report. Turkey, a NATO country, will be taking the lead in a no-fly, no movement zone under the auspices of the Arab League - to which Turkey, oddly, does not belong. In an interview with NATO, a NATO Spokesman said that "NATO" - as a 28-member organization - is staying out of this one. If RT reports are to be believed, the U.S. alone will be providing logistical support for the Turks. With two NATO countries involved in any possible no-fly zone, exactly how that is supposed to convince the Russians this is not a NATO operation is beyond me; but I guess we'll see how this shakes out one way or another, because we're on an E ticket ride, and there ain't no getting off.

Fulfilling a contract from 2007, this week the Russian government has made good on the delivery of an unknown number of supersonic SSN-26 Yakhont anti-ship missiles to the Ba'athist government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

These missiles are different than the S-300 missiles Russian technicians have been installing in Syria in recent days in anticipation of a no-fly zone over Syria. Those are anti-aircraft missiles, while these are designed to destroy ships - and they are very good at it.

According to FAS Military Analysis Network:
The supersonic P-800 Yakhont (Gem) is a ramjet version of P-80 Zubr [SS-N-7 Starbright]. The ship, submarine and coastal-launched Yakhont is launched from the unified ampoule-shaped transport-launching container (TLC).

The container is 9 m long, is 0.71 m in diameter. The firing range reaches 300 km (162 nmi.) when flying along a combined trajectory and 120 kg (265 lb.) when following only a low-altitude trajectory. Flight speed varying over the range from M=2.0 to M=2.5 is provided by the kerosene-fueled multi-mode liquid-fuel ramjet.

The P-800 Bolid is the encapsulated, submarine launched version of Yakhont. An air-launched version of the missile with the take-off weight of 2,500 kg (5,507 lb.) is also being developed. The closest American counterparts, the Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles, are subsonic; the best French antiship missile, the Exocet, has a range of only 45 miles.

This missile system can be mounted on a truck, fired from fixed installations, or launched from a submarine; it presents a challenge to the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) which is currently steaming the waters off of Syria in anticipation of the imminent declaration of a no-fly, no-movement zone designed to cripple the military of Bashar al-Assad's Ba'athist regime. According to the United Nations, Syria's military has been responsible for more than 3,500 civilian deaths since protests erupted and the Arab League has had enough, with 18 of 22 members voting to suspend Syria and threatening to recognize the Syrian National Council as the legitimate government of Syria.

Russia has been asserting influence in Syria for decades since Bashar al-Assad's father, Hafez al-Assad, ruled Syria with an iron fist, selling them weapons and maintain a naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus. The base is small in comparison to what one might expect a Russian naval base to be - sporting three floating docks, barracks, and other facilities - but since 2006, Russian officials have been in talks with the Syrians about expanding the base and, therefore, their ability to project influence into the Mediterranean Sea as the former Soviet Union did during the Cold War.

In exchange for the expanded base, Russia forgave 3/4 of Syria's 13.4 Billion dollar debt, so they have a significant investment in Syria that they want to protect. Once, the Soviet Union wielded great influence in the Med with bases in Libya, Egypt, and Syria; but since the humiliating loss of empire and prestige that occurred after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russia has been a second-rate (although still massively nuclear) world power. President Dmitry Medvedev wants to change all of that, and in recent months he (with more than a bit of prodding from Vladimir Putin I'm sure) has puffed out his chest and stood toe-to-toe with the U.S., most recently over defensive NATO missile installations in Poland.

In addition to arming the Syrians to the teeth, published reports from al-Arabiya state that the Russian Navy has sent three warships to the waters off of Syria, the same Area of Operations in which the George H.W. Bush is operating. While it is unlikely that Russian warships will come into direct conflict with the Bush, the same can not be said for Syria. If Assad gets desperate enough, there is an old Arab adage upon which he may rely: "We will burn it all down." If Assad feels like his days are numbered, he may very well decide to take a last, dying swipe at those responsible for his demise, much as he has in the indiscriminate targeting of civilian protestors.

Sources in Israel tell me that the Israelis are worried that Syria might transfer some of these missiles to Hezbollah, and that if that happens the IDF fears a repeat of the INS Hanit incident in which an Israeli vessel was hit by an anti-ship missile launched by the terrorist group in 2006. Further, the Israelis are already preparing their forces for action against Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Hezbollah which Iran - Syria's closest ally, linked by a common Shia tradition - has threatened to unleash upon the Jewish state should they or Syria be attacked by the West (and probably even if they are attacked by Arab League states.)

In recent weeks the Iranian-backed terror group Islamic Jihad has obtained truck mounted surface-to-surface missiles which had been stolen from armories in Libya, and used them to attack Israeli civilians in the towns of Ashkelon and Ashdod. Those attacks killed one Israeli and wounded several others, and Israel responded killing up to 15 members of Islamic Jihad including at least one top leader. Islamic Jihad also claims up to 8,000 fighter among their ranks who would be used to infiltrate Israel to conduct a massive wave of suicide bombings.

The interview with the Syrian opposition leader will be the main focus of the next episode of The Truth Is Viral. This weeks episode, released a couple of days ago and embedded directly below this post, zeroes in on the TWENTY-THOUSAND MISSILES that al-Qaeda terrorists stole from Libyan armories as they went tear-assing around the country during their CIA-backed "revolution."

I will be adding to this breaking news as new information comes in.

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Some Of The 20,000 Missiles Stolen From Libyan Armories Already Used By Islamic Jihad To Attack Innocent Israeli Civilians

On this week's edition of The Truth Is Viral, I investigate what happened to 20,000 shoulder-fired heat-seeking, and truck-launched surface-to-surface missiles, that were stolen from Libyan armories during the CIA-backed Libyan "Revolution."

Many of those missiles have found their way into the hands of Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip where they have already been used to strike at Israeli civilians, killing one and wounding several others. I also begin the first part of an in-depth look at the specter of war with Iran, from the IAEA report demonizing the Islamic Republic for it's alleged pursuit of a nuclear weapon, to reasons why the Iranian government may actually welcome hostilities with the West.

Over the next few weeks I will be speaking with the people who actually live in the Middle-east, as well as experts on the region, for first hand accounts of what is really going on.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Libya: CIA Sponsored Al-Qaeda Terrorists Overthrow Gadaffi

I have recently uncovered information that the "revolution" in Libya was anything but a popular uprising, and I reveal it in this latest episode of The Truth Is Viral.

Under orders from a cabal of international bankers, the CIA trained and equipped al-Qaeda terrorists and set them on a path of revolution that ended with a new Libyan Central Bank and the black flag of al-Qaeda flying over the Benghazi courthouse.

Assisted by NATO forces and Qatari Army Soldiers, and supplied with weapons by the Qataris, these al-Qaeda terrorists succeeded in removing the Libyan leader from power before brutally murdering him.

Now, as the "legitimate" government of Libya, the NTC is waging a genocide against black Libyans, African guest workers, members of Gadaffi's tribe, and his supporters

I am staking my name and my reputation for honest journalism, built up over a lifetime, on the contents of this video. As difficult as it is to believe, it is all true.

ACLU Says: Obama Now "Judge, Jury, and Executioner."

In the second part of this episode of The Truth Is Viral, I speak with Nate Wessler, Senior Fellow at the ACLU's National Security Project. Mr. Wessler's field of expertise is the practice of "Targeted Assassinations," which are being used against those individuals whom President Obama alone has deemed a threat to national security.

In this interview, Wessler states the ACLU's position that the President has unlawfully assumed the mantle of "Judge, Jury, and Executioner," and that the civil rights organization is "deeply troubled" about U.S. citizens being targeted for assassination without any type of judicial review or Congressional oversight.

The Truth Is Viral: The REAL Herman Cain

In this episode, I want to turn my attention to Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain, and the response he gave to me last May after the first Republican Debate in Greenville South Carolina.

I didn’t even know that al-Awlaki had been assassinated until I opened an email from one of the producers on the FOX network show “Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano, asking permission to use part of my interview with Cain on his show. By the next day, my ugly mug was plastered on the front page of every Conservative blog and website in the country, and portions of the interview were also used in one form or another by several of the mainstream media networks.

Wanting to strike while the iron was hot, I got in touch with J.D. Gordon. Commander Gordon is Herman Cain’s press spokesman and foreign affairs advisor. I say Commander Gordon, because he is a 20 year Navy veteran, who has served as a military spokesman for most of that time. As demonstrated by the photographs on his website, he is extremely proud of his service; so proud in fact, that the only pictures available of him on that site are of him in uniform - at Gitmo. Talk about arrogant!

Gordon is a former Defense Department spokesman for Secretary of Defense, serving under both Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates. A spokesman for Donald Rumsfeld? When I first read that, I should have known that I was in for a rough time. Watch this video and you'll see just exactly how I say, "The Herman Cain campaign had no comment for this report."

The Truth Is Viral: Premiere Episode

In May 2011, I interviewed the Republican Presidential candidates after the Fox News debate in Greenville S.C. about the legality of President Obama's "Kill Order" on Anwar al-Awlaki; an American citizen who was never charged with a crime in connection with allegations of supporting terrorism.

At the time, Herman Cain told me in no uncertain terms that al-Awlaki should be tried before a death sentence is handed down at the whim of the President. After al-Awlaki was killed in October of 2011, Cain changed his tune and said the President's order was a good thing. Not only that, but Cain told Chris Good of that he had never heard of me, and didn't recall ever being asked the question. Watch this and see if I asked it or not.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Freak Supermoon Hail Storm: Upstate South Carolina 3/19/2011

My son and I went out for a day of father/son activities on Saturday, March 19th 2011. The day began beautifully, with clear blue skies and a forecast high in the mid-80's.

That all changed around 3 p.m. when ominous storm clouds rolled in - "Heavy, black, and pendulous" - looking much like Chuckie Gray's balls. ;) ;)

The heavens broke open and 15 minutes later there was 4 inches of golf ball sized hail on the ground. Trees were down, and those that remained standing had been stripped of their vegetation by the hail and high winds.

I didn't notice until I was done making this video that all of my tulips have been decimated; what were beautiful yellow flowers are now a beaten mass of green pulp. My LAWN CHAIRS were destroyed by the force of the hail too. The rubber slats were torn and shredded. I'll have to make an update to show the damage I missed in this video because it's just incredible.