Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pestilence

My Way News - Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?
My Way News reports: "President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control."

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Pestilence

My Way News - US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
My Way News reports: "The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic."

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War & Rumors of War

My Way News - Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
My Way News reports: "As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ruled out any military coordination with Iran, which in the end was not invited to Paris. [...] The meeting of foreign ministers from Asia, the Middle East and the West was a first step toward deciding who does what in a multilayered offensive against the Islamic State group. [...] As the conference began, two French jets took off over Iraq in France's first reconnaissance missions over the country in a sign of the larger battle ahead. Later, the United States, which has led airstrikes over Iraq since August, said it had taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters."

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Signs in the Sun

My Way News - Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth:
My Way News reports: "A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems. [...] It may cause slight disturbances in satellites and radio transmissions but nothing major."

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pestilence

My Way News - 4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola
My Way News reports: "So far, only foreign health and aid workers have been evacuated abroad for treatment from Sierra Leone and Liberia. The worst Ebola outbreak in history also has hit Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal, and has been blamed for more than 2,200 deaths across West Africa."

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wars and Rumors of War

My Way News - Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time
My Way News reports: "Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror."

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Rumors of War - Persia

My Way News - Israel fires missile in test of defense system
My Way News reports: "Israel said it fired a missile Tuesday over the Mediterranean Sea to test part of its missile defense system designed to intercept long-range rockets. [...] It is part of a multilayered system Israel is developing to protect itself from a range of missile threats, from short-range rockets fired in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon to longer-range threats, like a missile launch from Iran."

My Way News - Palestinian: Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza
My Way News reports: "The deputy Palestinian prime minister said Tuesday that international donors are hesitant to fund the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip so long as Hamas remains in control there and the specter of future wars looms. [...] With Hamas still committed to Israel's destruction and with an arsenal of rockets still at its disposal, the donors are wary of rebuilding, Mustafa said. This summer's war was the third in less than six years."

Comment: And who funds Hamas while the West funds Fatah? Iran, of course.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Covenant With Many

My Way News - Arab states back new UN appeal by Palestinians
My Way News reports: "Arab foreign ministers have backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's appeal to the United Nations to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war and make way for an independent Palestinian state."

Comment: After all this, why should statehood still be on the table? The formula was, two states living side by side in peace. Until they demonstrate their peaceful intentions by disarming, why should anyone take them seriously?

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Pestilence

My Way News - Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids
My Way News reports: "Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold. Nearly 500 children have been treated at one hospital alone — Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri — and some required intensive care, according to authorities."

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Wars & Rumors of War

My Way News - NATO creates 'spearhead' to deter Russia
My Way News reports: "NATO's creation of a rapid-reaction 'spearhead' force to protect Eastern Europe from Russian bullying reflects a cool-eyed calculation that Vladimir Putin and his generals won't risk head-to-head confrontation with the U.S. and its nuclear-capable Western European allies."

My Way News - NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat
My Way News reports: "The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might."

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Pestilence

My Way News - US to provide $75M to expand Ebola care centers
My Way News reports: "The American aid agency announced Thursday it would donate $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola treatment centers in Liberia and buy 130,000 more protective suits for health care workers. West Africa's struggling health systems have buckled under the pressure of an Ebola outbreak that has already killed about 1,900 people. "

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Wars and Rumors of Wars

My Way News - US and UK seek partners to go after Islamic State
My Way News reports: "As leaders of the Western alliance gathered for a two-day summit, Obama and Cameron worked to begin forming a coalition of nations that could combat the extremists through military power, diplomatic pressure and economic penalties."

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