This is the main entry from 16 February 2011 – Before I.S.U. existed as it’s own website – It was posted on ‘another site’ and is as close to exact-original as I could get it to look here.
Please keep in mind all the events occurring now, vs. when everything below was ‘new’ news.
As of 10-March 2011, all the links still work.
Just sit right back and I’ll tell the tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started on my laptop here, aboard the web search ship……
Best to grab a nice beverage and a snack first though. You might be at this for a bit of time.
(Reuters) — Morocco said Algeria and the Polisario Front, which wants independence for Western Sahara, may use political upheavals sweeping some countries in the Arab world to stir unrest in the disputed desert region.
Credit rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Fitch have said Morocco is the least likely Maghreb state to be affected by the wave of popular unrest.
S&P, along with Fitch are blind.
But is it willful or a simple lack of understanding what’s coming ?
Algiers (NYT via The San Jose Mercury News) — Riot police officers stifled a protest in Algeria’s capital Saturday by hundreds of people voicing the same demands for change that have helped topple two of the region’s autocratic governments over the past month.
Witnesses said thousands of riot police officers with clubs had blocked the demonstrators from carrying out a planned march in the center of the whitewashed seaside capital, which was otherwise tense and deserted Saturday. By late afternoon, with the last of the demonstrators gone, the square was still sealed off by police officers, and dozens of armored police vehicles remained in the neighborhood.
The clampdown there is big and the government is not playing games.
Tunis, Tunisia (AP via The Boston Globe) — Tunisia extended a state of emergency that has been in place since the country’s longtime autocratic president was overthrown during an uprising last month, while it ended the curfew imposed during the deadly protests, the Interior Ministry said yesterday.
The state of emergency, declared Jan. 14, forbids any public street gathering of three people or more, though that rule has rarely been enforced. It also authorizes police and security forces to use their weapons against suspects who do not turn themselves in when ordered to do so, and against fleeing suspects who cannot be apprehended.
Isn’t that sweet, it’s Martial Law Lite.
Tripoli, Libya (AP via The Jerusalem Post) — Hundreds of Libyan protesters took to the streets Wednesday in the country’s second largest city to demand the government’s ouster in the first sign that the region’s unrest has spread to the Arab nation in North Africa.
Witnesses said protesters in the port city of Benghazi chanted slogans demanding the resignation of Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi. The crowds, however, did not appear to direct their anger at Moammar Gadhafi, who has ruled the nation for more than 40 years.
(Reuters via Ynet News) — A crowd of people angry at the arrest of a rights campaigner clashed with police and government supporters overnight in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a witness and local media said.
Libyan state television said separately that rallies were being held across the oil exporting country on Wednesday in support of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
……and they’re free to do what they want any old time……
3. Libya to free 110 Islamist militants from jail.
Feb 16 (Reuters) — Libya will on Wednesday release 110 prisoners jailed for membership of banned militant organisation the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, a local human rights activist told Reuters.
The prisoners are the last members of the group still being held and will be set free from Tripoli’s Abu Salim jail, chairman of the Libya Human Rights Association Mohamed Ternish told Reuters.
One may tend to wonder if the ‘rioters’ in the second article will become like the group in the this one, free as birds to pursue lives of rescuing cats from trees, helping the elderly cross the street, holding bake sales and ushering in actual peace loving to the region.
(UK Telegraph) — The Muslim Brotherhood leads the committee list for forming the new Egyptian Constitution, with a Shari’a Law judge named Tarek al-Bishry as the chairman.
There are no women on the panel and as some sort of a sideways token, a Muslim Brotherhood dude who’s passing himself off as a Coptic Christian was added to the list.
If you don’t remember, The Muslim Brotherhood is supposedly banned in Egypt (wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more)…… Which is why they’re going to have absolutely positively nothing whatsoever to do with anything at all in the new Egyptian Constitution.
But for some unknown reason, the resulting “Constitution” will most assuredly have all women ordered into burqas within days of adoption and the best the Coptic Christians can hope for is that they’ll be allowed to leave and emigrate to any nation that would accept them. My guess though is they’ll be officially listed as “target practice”.
Israel better get ready. Finger-on-the-button time is rapidly approaching. It’s also going to affect us here in America in a major way.
Think that sounds a tad alarmist ?
There’s a reason.
Before we get to ‘the reason’, I’d like to ask you a question: Have you noticed something about the order of news articles ?
Okay, not a problem.
We’ll keep going then, with ‘the reason’ being last in line.
……and in something that comes as no surprise whatsoever:
Cairo Egypt (AP via Mr. Breitbart’s website) — Labor unrest unleashed by Hosni Mubarak’s ouster flared again Wednesday in Egypt despite a warning by the ruling military that protests and strikes were hampering efforts to improve the economy and return life to normal.
Hundreds of Cairo airport employees protested inside the arrivals terminal at Cairo International Airport to press demands for better wages and health coverage. Their protest did not disrupt flights. In the industrial Nile Delta city of Mahallah al-Koubra, workers from Egypt’s largest textile factory went on strike over pay and calls for an investigation into alleged corruption at the factory, according to labor rights activist Mustafa Bassiouni. In Port Said, a coastal city at the northern tip of the Suez canal, about 1,000 people demonstrated to demand that a chemical factory be closed because it was dumping waste in a lake near the city.
There’s more: Banks, schools and universities are all still closed and Egypt’s stock market hasn’t reopened either.
US Media: They mostly all left (as in departed, not political leaning) and they’re silent unless they’re covering for our administration’s deliberately confusing stance and purposeful lack of any publicly stated real direction.
The southern half voted to and has seceded from the northern sector. Needless to say, there’s been ‘some difficulties’ since the vote.
Now there’s more.
Juba, Sudan (The Canadian Press via Yahoo News) — A top political leader in the emerging nation of Southern Sudan has accused the northern government of backing southern rebels who killed 211 people.
Macabre video showed the bodies of victims being pulled from a muddy river and piled into a mass grave.
The attack by rebel leader George Athor happened last week, and officials then said 105 people — including 30 of Athor’s men — died. But on Tuesday the toll was raised to 241, most of them civilians.
……and the caution flag is out on the track:
(AllAfrica.com) — As Southern Sudan prepares to become an independent nation in July, the northern government in Khartoum faces enormous challenges. Disputes simmer in Darfur, to the west, with more than four million displaced people. At the same time, clashes this month in the disputed Abyei region could re-ignite conflict along the unsettled border between north and south.
……and there seems to be some sort of misunderstanding…… again.
Khartoum (AllAfrica.com) — The Sudanese foreign ministry has revealed on Monday that it requested “clarifications” from the U.S. on statements allegedly made by the US Consul General Barrie Walkley during a meeting with leading figures from the Sudan people Liberation Movement (SPLM).
The Sudanese Media Center (SMC) which is closely linked to the country’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) reported yesterday that Walkley met with SPLM Secretary General Pagan Amum, head of SPLM Northern Sector Yasir Arman and SPLM leading figure Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu.
Walkley reportedly briefed the SPLM figures on the U.S. strategy towards Sudan which aims at “changing the structure of the Sudanese state”.
Hope, change and a rainbow-belching unicorn are coming to Sudan.
(NY Times) — Witnesses and a local government official said that at least five people were killed and an additional 10 were wounded on Tuesday when government forces fired on a demonstration against the Shabab, a radical Islamist group that has taken over many parts of the country. It is not yet clear why the government forces, which are plagued by a lack of discipline, fired on the demonstrators, and the government did not issue a statement on the violence.
Not clear why ?
Shabab is running the nation with a rifle and The Quran in both hands.
How’s that for ‘clear’ ?
Saudi Arabia (and Bahrain).
(Iran Press TV) — Saudi Arabia is sending troops to Bahrain to help King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa crack down on pro-democracy protesters who took to the streets in the capital Manama, a political analyst says. He made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday.
Bahraini police have been using tear gas and batons to disperse the pro-democracy protesters in the Bahraini capital. Three protesters were shot dead by police in the Shia village of Daih, which is located in the suburbs of Manama.
……and from last week, something I missed:
(CNN Wire) — To alleviate U.S. pressure on the Egyptian army, Saudi Arabia would consider matching the estimated $1.5 billion the United States provides Egypt in military aid each year if Washington decides to cut its aid to the troubled North African nation, an Arab diplomat says.
Nothing to see here…… Move along.
Sanaa, Yemen (Reuters via WXEL-TV here in South Florida) — Government loyalists wielding batons and daggers clashed with anti-government protesters in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday as unrest inspired by Egypt’s uprising spiraled out of police control.Police were unable to keep the two sides apart as protesters gathered for a demonstration at Sanaa University to demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a U.S. ally against al Qaeda who has ruled the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state for more than 30 years.
One side playing all.
Lahore, Pakistan (AP via Yahoo News) — U.S. Sen. John Kerry promised the Pakistani people Tuesday that a jailed U.S. embassy worker will be subjected to a U.S. criminal investigation if he is released by the Pakistani government.
Kerry also expressed regret for the deaths of two Pakistani men in an apparent attempt to smooth over relations with the important ally in the war against extremists and al-Qaeda while still insisting that the American needs to be released.
I know what you’re thinking, especially if you’ve been following this ‘little incident’ since it surfaced like I’ve been – postings on it from me and a few friends are on another site to remain nameless.
I’d offer some commentary on it here, but I’d find myself in big-time trouble with myself.
So then, it’s time……
Now that we’re at the end of today’s initial news items – “the reason” is all that remains – I’ll ask the question again: Have you noticed something about the order of news articles ?
Still no, eh ?
The ‘something’ is that all the articles are listed in geographical order, from west to east and all have coastline on either The Mediterranean, The Red Sea, or The Gulf Of Aden.
(Israel National News) — Iranian officials have announced plans to deploy warships to areas near Israel and to dock at a Syrian port for a year. Such a move would be a “serious provocation,” a senior official said. There is no justification for Iran to deploy its battleships to the Mediterranea Sea, he said, and if it does so, Israel will view the move as “a change in the situation” and “Israel will know how to deal with it.”
Iranian warships are now deployed in Bab el-Mandeb in the Indian Ocean, as part of international efforts to combat piracy, the paper reported. It cited Western intelligence officials who said that Iranian warships in the Red Sea could supply radical Islamic groups from Yemen with weapons.
Translation: Iran is already a major presence at the junction of the Red Sea and The Gulf Of Aden. Their nation is on The Persian Gulf and The Gulf Of Oman.
Now, they’ll be in The Med.
Please think about that for a moment. It shouldn’t take long for you to see that what I’ve long been suggesting is coming is actually on the horizon.
If you’re not understanding, maybe this will help in plain English: Do you realize that the Muslims are moving to close off all waterborne access to the entire region in order to take out Israel, shut down Europe, cripple America and more ?
They’ve been planning for decades. The ‘go’ moment has begun.
We’re at a nanosecond before midnight.
Now ask yourself this: WWTOAD ?…… What Will The Obama Administration Do ?
Does anybody really know what time it is ?
Does anybody really care ?
If so, I can’t imagine why.
We’ve all got time enough to……
“It can’t happen here.”
It’s also not even remotely possible that somehow, some way something else is connected in any manner, right ? I mean, it’s beyond any reasonable doubt that The Leftists and Totalitarians already in power here in America would never ever hook up with genocidal Muslims to go for the brass ring together, true ?
That would mean something else couldn’t happen here either: A chronology of the takedown of American energy resources from within. The Obama Administration’s assault on our domestic energy now a 4-alarm fire.
Sincere thanks to Carol – a.k.a. LadyImpactOhio for her encouragement and assistance. Please visit Conservative Outlooks early and often.