If you liked this post, you’ll love the Google Earth KMZ overlay. See where those places are on the satellite photos. Understand my nonsensical ravings. Details are accurate as of 1330 hours today.Read More Get your fresh overlays here
Remember this post? Not only did it have rockets, plausible deniability and much more comments-rocking stuff, it also had a gigantic sea-going radar station. Chris Williams remarked in comments that “We only need a submarine and a glamorous lady spy and we’ve got an Alastair Maclean thriller.” I disagree. The giant floating radar turned up…Read More Monster floating radar!
Alex “WorldChanging” Steffen is a fan of Samuel Smith’s organic beers, brewed in Yorkshire’s oldest brewery in Tadcaster. Who knew? I’d comment, but I’m barred from his comments thread for opining that Bruce Sterling is not always right. Slightly more seriously, the row related to RFID technology – both teh Bruce and the Worldchanging crowd…Read More Save the world, one pint at a time
Associated Press reports on the arrival of only the second aircraft at Mogadishu since the civil war broke out, allegedly with a cargo of armaments for the new rulers, the Islamic Courts Union, to fight the Ethiopians. There’s a photo, too… The aircraft is a no-title Ilyushin 76 which according to AP was registered in…Read More Have you seen this aeroplane?
This is cool. Wind power developers valued at around £1bn, thinking of floating on the LSE.Read More Airtricity to float
Jamie K thinks the UNTSO post was bombed to prevent them observing a possible Israeli flank movement from the northern tip of the country, around Kiryat Shmona, down the Litani valley to the sea, with hopes of cutting off the retreat, which means going further into Lebanon. He quotes me, in comments, suggesting that this…Read More Right flank
News of the Screws “investigations editor” Mahzer Mahmood has done it again, as the case against his supposed “red mercury plotters” goes belly-up. This should come as no surprise at all because red mercury does not exist. Well, there’s no reason why he can’t go on with his pathetic “no-rate sleb snorts cocaine” tales, but…Read More Fake sheikh is about right
Really detailed reporting from the Jerusalem Post on the first phase of the invasion. Note especially this: On Thursday five Egoz soldiers were killed by an anti-tank missile in the village…”many of our tanks took hits, mainly from Sagger rockets; none of the tanks were destroyed but quite a few of our friends were wounded.”…Read More Right on cue
Woman working on CIA contract fired for saying that waterboarding is torture and torture is wrong. Her employer? BAE SYSTEMS.Read More All British
The last post went a bit off-topic as the rockets got in the way of the strategy. So, a recap. Hezbollah is following, I think, a sort of fleet-in-being strategy. They want to keep their militia and their quasi-state role inside Lebanon, and anything that weakens the Lebanese government is conducive to that. Even being…Read More Maintenance of the aim