Our president seems to think that Iran (being tiny and all) is not a real threat to the U.S. Time will tell. But at this exact moment Iran is a major threat to the security of Africa. The entire continent has remained in a state of limbo and is easily influenced from all outside sources that choose to descend upon it no matter what the intentions are of the visitors.
Today, Dr. Ely Karmon, of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism and one of the world’s foremost authorities on terrorism throughout the Islamic world released a paper entitled “The Iran Hezbollah Strategic and Terrorist Threat to Africa”. The brevity and simplicity of addressing each concern is as commendable as it is accurate.
Karmon notes in the abstract that most people believe that Africa has since been abandoned by Ahmadinejad after he focused the majority of his efforts in Latin America in order to “counter-lasso” the United States. And anyone who follows foreign policy will know immediately that almost all coverage of Iran’s actions only come to print in the reference of Venezuela or their nuclear program. But Africa has not been forgotten by Iran and Karmon does well to remind us that it is still a priority of the regime. Followers of this blog know of my level of interest in Africa and how instable and ripe a large part of the continent is to be plucked by Islamic radicals. It is a great location to have your proxies operate and so far they have been wildly successful.
Take a few minutes and read Karmon’s latest paper here. I will have more to add to this in the coming days.
Energy Department Launches New Research Program to Advance Solar Technologies
February 23, 2012
As part of the Obama Administration’s blueprint for an American economy built to last, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $3 million available this year to support research to significantly lower the cost of solar energy.
How many Department of Energy solar programs have gone belly up in just the past year? Even those who follow the news in alternative energy have probably lost track. How many hundreds of billions of dollars have been lost between loans and grants that can never be returned to the taxpayer? Never fear though, the Obama administration has decided to fix the problems that plague the solar industry. The specifics are too numerous to name so the entire sector needs to reevaluated and overhauled. Surprisingly enough this is going to be tackled successfully with a mere $3 million.
The first question that comes to mind is that if the industry itself could’ve been successfully tweaked with such a small amount of funding then why wasn’t that done before the collapse of the many companies awarded contracts, funding, and loans? The challenges that solar energy has faced to become economical and equitable were no secret, and those problems have plagued that industry and technology for well over a hundred years.
What’s more, since advancing America’s “competitiveness” by “the end of this decade”, is named as one of the objectives how are we defining said term? Solar has been a losing proposition for every country that has bet on it. But there is an obnoxiously backwards philosophy in the clean energy industry. Countries that have been actively “competing” are finding themselves in a rush to the bottom. Whomever gets there first is the winner. So is our goal to manipulate the results of solar just enough to become acceptable in the public sphere so we can actively compete in this rush to the bottom? The recent results and the philosophy that guides the venture seems to answer that for us.
With the recent disastrous results one would think the administration’s solar policy would be put on hold. Or better yet demand that solar companies make the adjustments first to prove the resource is viable and traditionally competitive before awarding any further funding. But that is logical and sensible; something alien to bureaucrats and government types whom believe success can be achieved simply because one wills it.
I was going to do a brief list and explanation of the solar companies that have failed under the administration but why bother? Everyone has a Google.
Im pretty dead-lets hope someone kills the websites my propaganda is on
“You have two choices…leave and live among Muslims, or stay behind and follow the example of Nidal Hassan and others.” This is advice given to Muslims in a new previously unreleased video entitled “The Martyr of Dawah”
al-Malahem Media is releasing a video of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American born loser who turned traitor and went to live in Yemen in order to help radicalize other muslims to fight against the west.
Excerpts of the cult’s propaganda video, “Da’Wah Martyr” are being released. The Memri Blog has decided to embrace the West’s evil capitalism and is offering readers the “full report” for paying subscribers here. While they believe that capitalism and the chasing of profits is the root of all evil in the world, they are comfortable partaking in it just to bring the message that capitalism is in fact evil.
Of course if you dont want to give your hard earned money over to Memri you’re in luck. The radicals have a lot of forums scattered around the intertubes and you can get the video for free. But if you want it you better get it fast before th3j35t3r orders Saladin to permanently take it out 🙂 My fingers are crossed.
This forum post contains a dangerous amount of links to hundreds of uploads and probably shouldn’t even be on the internet. But so far this is the only live link that I have found with the Anwar al-Awlaki video in full.
Screen caps of the forum just for posterity. (cropped out Password) Lets hope it doesnt stay active for too long
Tonight on Pat Dollard’s “Night Watch” we discuss the recently declassified CENTCOMM report regarding Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the charges and concerns risen during Rolling Stone’s “investigative” report The Runaway General. It turns out that after more than a year Gen. McChrystal and team were absolved of any wrong-doing. Rolling Stone was wrong? You dont say! We also debunk Rolling Stone’s “Kill Team” article and offer a follow up to the original debunking: “Anti-Government Forces the Real ‘Kill Team’ in Afghanistan”
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Night Watch Ep. 3 (Click to listen)
Hooo-RAH! Lay off our Soldiers Rolling Stone!
**Update: release of CENTCOMM reports on this issue exonerating our Military: COMING SOON**
I want to thank all the readers here and my followers on Twitter. Three weeks ago my article rebutting Rolling Stone calling American Soldiers the “Kill Team” in Afghanistan was revived. The original was posted on Yahoo News. After a few weeks of regular activity it was moved to the web address “old.news.yahoo…” Like all old news stories.
But now it has been resurrected and it is back in the current Yahoo News pages! This is due to your traffic, your retweeting, and your attention to the matter. It is the only news story in the past 5 years to be pulled back from the archives and put back into current rotation. Thank you! (I wont shorten the link. I am proud of your help and want to display the results)
The CENTCOMM reports have just been declassified thanks to the work of some good friends. And what do you know? It looks like our Military was professional once again and the leftist publication Rolling Stone was way off. Who’da Thunk It? Me. And you. Stay tuned for the release.