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Russia ‘Forced’ to Hold Military Drills in Response to Ukraine Op: Moscow

Posted by feww on April 24, 2014

GLOBAL CONFLICTS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES & ‘STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE’
NIGHTMARE SCENARIO 04
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Russia begins extensive military drills at border following escalation of violence in E Ukraine

“The order to use force against civilians has already been given, and if this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only grow,” said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu in Moscow.

“War games by NATO in Poland and the Baltic states are not helping the normalization of the situation. We are forced to react to the situation.”

“The special operation against pro-federalization protesters underway in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk has left five members of local self-defense forces dead and one policeman injured,” reported RIA Novosti, quoting he Ukrainian Interior Ministry as saying on Thursday.

Some 11,000 Ukrainian troops, 160 tanks, 230 armored carriers and at least 150 artillery pieces are deployed in the operation against anti-Kiev activists, said Shoigu.

“National guard units and Right Sector extremists are fighting against the peaceful population, as well as a volunteer Donbass ‘anti-terrorist’ unit. Also security and internal forces transferred to Lugansk and Donetsk from other areas of the country are suppressing dissent,” he said.

Protesters in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Gorlovka, Slaviansk and Kramatorsk consider the current Ukrainian government as “illegitimate” and are urging interim authorities to hold referendums similar to the one held in Crimea last month, which led to the republic’s reunification with Russia, said RIA Novosti.

Meanwhile, NATO began war games in Poland on Wednesday, and plans to hold military drills in the Baltic states next week.

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Obama Sowing Seeds of Another Major Conflict

Posted by feww on April 24, 2014

GLOBAL CONFLICTS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES & ‘STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE’
NIGHTMARE SCENARIO 04
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Obama Gives Abe a Long Enough Rope to Hang the Japanese

The U.S. President, referred to by the moderators as 5-o, who is on a four-nation Asia tour, has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row with China over Diaoyu Islands [called the Senkaku islands by Abe’s Japan.]

By expressing his support for the right wing, Yasakuni-ite government of Japan, 5-o has stoked the fire of a deep-rooted antagonism between the two Asian rivals, ensuring inevitability of a major conflict, possibly a war, in the region, while at the same time preaching against escalation in the dispute.

[NOTE: Russia’s Foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, has asserted, “the Americans are running the show (in Ukraine) in a very close way.”]

“Article five [of the US-Japan security treaty] covers all territories under Japan’s administration including Senkaku islands,” said Obama. “We do not believe that they should be subject to change unilaterally.”

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A protester wearing an Obama mask attends an anti-war demonstration against Obama’s visit to Japan.  Obama arrived in Tokyo, Japan on a four-country tour of the Asia-Pacific region on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Yan Liang)

Meanwhile, Chinese officials have reasserted Japan’s occupation of the islands as “illegal and invalid.”

“No one can shake our determination to safeguard national territorial sovereignty and maritime interests,” said China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman.

Japan occupied the Diaoyu Islands during the Sino-Japanese War in 1895.

No matter who ultimately wins the dispute over the tiny islands, Japanese public are guaranteed to be the losers.

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M6.7 Quake Strikes South of Port Hardy, Canada

Posted by feww on April 24, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
NIGHTMARE SCENARIO 08

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Strong Earthquake Strikes 94km (58mi) S of Port Hardy, Canada

Centered at 49.847°N, 127.425°W the quake struck at a depth of 11.4km.

The quake was followed by at least 1 significant aftershock measuring 5.0Mw, as of posting, according to USGS/EHP.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Event Time: 2014-04-24 03:10:13UTC
Location: 49.847°N 127.425°W depth=11.4km (7.1mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 94km (58mi) S of Port Hardy, Canada
  • 157km (98mi) W of Campbell River, Canada
  • 176km (109mi) W of Courtenay, Canada
  • 201km (125mi) WNW of Port Alberni, Canada
  • 335km (208mi) WNW of Victoria, Canada

 EQ Location Map

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Tsunami Evaluation

There’s NO tsunami danger associated with this quake, according to NWS National Tsunami Warning Center.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast

The next detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will be released together with Bulletin NO. 91 on April 25.

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Drought Disaster Declared for Crops in 9 States

Posted by feww on April 24, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENTS
DROUGHT
CROP DISASTERS
STATE OF EMERGENCY NEEDED!
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Crop Disaster Declared for 315 Counties in 9 States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA has designated 315 counties across nine states as crop disaster areas due to the worsening drought, in five separate designations.

Those States are Texas (252 counties), Oklahoma (21), New Mexico (16), Nevada (6), Louisiana (2), Idaho (9), Arkansas (2), Arizona (1) and Utah (6).

Drought Disasters 2014

Beginning January 10, 2014 USDA has declared at least 1,377 counties across 21 states as crop disaster areas. Most of those designations are due to drought.

  • Those states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.

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Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

ii. The total number of counties designated as agricultural disaster areas includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

iii. A number of counties may have been designated crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.

v. The disaster designations posted above were approved by USDA on April 23, 2014.

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Drought Destroys Texas Crops

Posted by feww on April 24, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENTS
DROUGHT
CROP DISASTERS
STATE OF EMERGENCY NEEDED!
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Crop Disaster Declared for 249 Counties in Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA has designated 249 counties (98% of all counties) in the Lone Star State as crop disaster areas due to the worsening drought.

The designation also includes counties in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Those counties are:

  • Arkansas: Little River and Miller
  • Louisiana: Caddo and De Soto
  • New Mexico: Curry, Eddy, Otero, Roosevelt, Dona Ana, Lea, Quay and Union.
  • Oklahoma: Beaver, Cimarron, Jackson, Marshall, Beckham, Cotton, Jefferson, Roger Mills, Bryan, Ellis, Love, Texas, Choctaw, Harmon, McCurtain and Tillman.

Drought Disasters 2014

Beginning January 10, 2014 USDA has declared at least 1,377 counties across 21 states as crop disaster areas. Most of those designations are due to drought.

  • Those states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.

Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

ii. The total number of counties designated as agricultural disaster areas includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

iii. A number of counties may have been designated crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.

v. The disaster designations posted above were approved by USDA on April 23, 2014.

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