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by Bjinse on Tue Nov 13th, 2018 at 10:55:51 PM EST
MoA - The Short War With Gaza Exposed Israel's Weakness - Updated

    The Palestinian command published a video of the strike against the bus by a Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Since it lost dozens of tanks to ATGM attacks in the 2006 war against Hezbullah in Lebanon, the Israeli army is extremely afraid of such missiles. The arrival of these weapons in the besieged Gaza will be a serious concern.
    The Palestinians also launched over 460 artillery missiles and mortars within 25 hours. This by far exceeds the firing rate during Israel's 2014 war on the Gaza strip. Some of these missiles had a larger range then previous models. Israel's Iron Dome missile defense systems fired some 100 missiles but their accuracy is questionable and teh price high. Each Iron Dome missile costs some $65,000 while a mortar round or rocket costs a few hundred dollar. Many of the Palestinian rockets reached their targets in the Zionist settlements Ashkelon, Netivot, and Sderot.
    Israel announced only two hits on missile launching cells. It seems that the Palestinians have perfected their camouflage and remote firing capabilities.
    The rival Palestinian groups in Gaza -Hamas, Islamic Jihad and others- operated under a central command. No group claimed missile strikes for itself. In the past each volley of missiles was followed by a news statement in which this or that group claimed responsibility. This time all groups worked from a common operations room. None released responsibility claims or other information that would help Israel's intelligence.

Interesting if true. If they actually managed to significantly upgrade from bottle rockets the dynamic would change quite a bit.

Also it is astonishing how the Saudi - Qatar split is everywhere in plain site, yet remains mostly unmentioned.

by generic on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 01:14:00 PM EST
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The KSA has apprehended Khashoggi's murderers, scheduled their executions, and sent condolences to the victim's family.

US sanctions status developing ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:07:50 PM EST
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U.S. prepares criminal case against Wikileaks' Assange
From what little is reported, my intuition says, this document data is physically corrupted. It was uploaded first term of the Obama admin, when Clinton and Nuland were lying to anyone who was listening to Sweden's prosecutors.

MEMORABLE QUOTE: "That case has nothing to do with us."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:36:41 PM EST
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Feds Say Suspected CIA WikiLeaker Spilled New Files From Prison
Marcy Wheeler, an investigative journalist who is a witness to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe, has argued that [Joshua Adam] Schulte's case could provide prosecutors with an opening to charge Assange with conduct unrelated to acts of publishing.
Wheeler detected an implicit threat to release more CIA hacking tools in the message.

"I think it possible and journalistically safe to go after Assange for releasing stolen weapons to extort a criminal pardon," she wrote at the time. "But most of the other theories of prosecuting Assange would also pose real risks for other journalists that those rooting for an Assange prosecution appreciate and rely on."

I guess, she's definitely not working for The Intercept anymore.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 12:29:54 AM EST
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