Thursday, March 31, 2011

4 reactors to be cemented as Plutonium leaks are compared to Chernobyl and crisis puts Japan's economy in crisis





Q&A: Despite the heroic efforts of technicians and engineers battling to prevent a full nuclear meltdown at the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant, radioactive material is still seeping into the surroundings of the power station.

4 of 6 Daiichi reactors can't be fixed; Tokyo Electric president hospitalized

Japan to scrap stricken reactors

Setbacks mounted Wednesday in the crisis over Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at its highest radiation levels yet and the president of the plant operator checking into a hospital with hypertension.

Nuclear crisis carries big risks for Japan economy

Long game at nuclear plant

Inside the evacuation zone

Radioactivity from the Fukishima plants has now been detected throughout the US, Canada, Russia, Scotland, the UK, South Korea, around the world, this is an environmental catastrophe our frail planet did not need.! We just discussed the terrible condition of our ocean's and we just keep trying to kill it and us

This really concerns me because the crisis in Japan just keeps getting worse despite the lies. It had to cross the country to get here on the east coast of the United States. This is not the legacy Japan wanted to leave for its children nor the one I want for mine. I have been saying from the beginning that this was going to dwarf Chernobyl and it will. It was obvious they were lying from the beginning and they still are.

They now have radiation in the ocean and wonder why? Duh! That reactor three is the only one of the 6 that uses the deadliest of the deadly, a mixture of plutonium and uranium. Now we are hearing there is another in as bad a shape. Seal them in cement now before things get any worse. Chernobyl was a 7 now they are talking 6, eventually it will be a 10 or for which they of yet do not have a classification.


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

NATO Allies Look to Tripoli to Topple Qaddafi in Libyan Endgame, may arm Rebels: Forget on both counts







Colonel Moamer Kadhafi urged world powers meeting Tuesday in London to end their "barbaric" offensive against his oil-rich country as his forces beat back a rebel push on his home town Sirte. He wants to be able to continue the slaughter of his people that he calls rats and will eradicate!

Can Libya's people be protected if Qaddafi stays? No way and Libya will at least be divided into two.

NATO Allies Look to Tripoli to Topple Qaddafi in Libyan Endgame Never happen!

Clinton meets with Libyan opposition envoy

Rice says US has not ruled out arming Libyan rebels

Rebel Advance Stalls as Qaddafi Forces Counterattack Gaddafi forces have gotten smart. After losing many tanks due to the no fly zone they have started to blow out buildings and hiding the tanks in them and under trees so they can not be seen from the air. They are still slaughtering Libyan citizens and there is no way to stop them unless France and Britain is so passionate about helping them that they are willing to put boots on the ground because we can not.

Libya rebels flee as Gaddafi retakes Brega

We are looking at arming these rebels who turn around and run at the drop of a hat it seems. What is the guarantee that they are going to stand their ground and fight for their lives? Also that would mean clothing feeding and paying them. Are we willing to spend another trillion dollars? I say we because I am sure we would get stuck with that too as well as the training which would make Obama a liar as he said there would be no boots on the ground.

We can't do this again. So far I am on Obama's side, I think he has done the right thing. He did not wait during a year of slaughter as Clinton did in the Balkans, He did not go full bore and unilaterally as Bush did. It is already obvious that the no fly zone is a failure without the US running it. We can not get dragged in further. We must get out now and the rebels must fight the good fight or die. We can not do this for them!




James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Expert Explains Plutonium Find Near Japan Plant: Radiation in the ocean not our fault




It's not us... Cut the crap! Japan's nuke agency says radioactive water not overflowing into Pacific We found plutonium in the soil from a cracked reactor they have been pouring millions of gallons of sea water on and now fresh water with admittedly no capacity to store the run off and we are supposed to believe it is not going into the ocean thus responsible for the readings over 100,000 times normal?

The situation here is obviously very grave and will get much worse! TRACES of radioactive iodine from Japan's stricken nuclear facility were found by an air monitoring site in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Low levels of radioactive iodine believed to be from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have been detected in the UK.Related Stories, Radiation spikes in sea off Japan, Radiation soars in Japanese reactor, Japan slams nuclear operator over radiation, Plutonium find at Japan nuclear plant

Radioactivity from the Fukishima plants has now been detected throughout the US, Canada, Russia, Scotland, the UK, South Korea, around the world, this is an environmental catastrophe our frail planet did not need.! We just discussed the terrible condition of our ocean's and we just keep trying to kill it and us

This really concerns me because the crisis in Japan just keeps getting worse despite the lies. It had to cross the country to get here on the east coast of the United States.

2 of those reactors are said to be in some stage of meltdown with 2 more having blown out their buildings and 2 more in various stage of degradation. They better stop playing games and seal the 2 in melt down immediately and keep an eye on the other 4 and do the same with them if need be. This is not the legacy Japan wanted to leave for its children nor the one I want for mine.

I have been saying from the beginning that this was going to dwarf Chernobyl and it will. It was obvious they were lying from the beginning and they still are.

They now have radiation in the ocean and wonder why? Duh! That reactor three is the only one of the 6 that uses the deadliest of the deadly, a mixture of plutonium and uranium. Now we are hearing there is another in as bad a shape. Seal them in cement now before things get ant worse. Chernobyl was a 7 now they are talking 6, eventually it will be a 10 or for which they of yet do not have a classification.


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Michelle Bachmann plays the victim ?




So many videos on her stupidity pick one

Bachmann plays the victim She isn't the victim she is the perpetrator of out and out lies. She makes up her own facts. When called out on it she ignores it and moves on. It has nothing to do with the fact that she calls herself a conservative! She is also un unabashed liar!

Much is being made of the fact that she was speaking in New Hampshire and said they should be prouf being the State where the shot heard around the world was fired and she got her States mixed up. She was next door to Concord New Hampshire. I think she got something else mixed up , she just is not that intelligent. I looked back at some of the stupid things she says.

Top 5 Hilarious Michele Bachmann Factual Errors
Claim 5:
Perhaps the most famous recent Epic Fail when it comes to factual errors was Michele Bachmann's claim that the last time we had an outbreak of Swine Flu occur, it was also under Democratic leadership.

Reality: The last outbreak of Swine Flu was in 1976, under Gerald Ford. Jimmy Carter was elected later in the year.

Claim 4:
Middle class tax hikes for everyone! Michele Bachmann claimed that Obama's new tax plan would impact people making under $250,000, in contrast to his campaign promises.

Fact: The "cap" on itemized deductions for mortgage interest, as well as the limit on charitable donation deductions, both apply to those in the over $250,000 income bracket (if filing jointly; single taxpayers experienced the former "cap" if their income was over $200,000).

Claim 3:
Michele Bachmann claimed that Obama's new plan for green energy would cost the average American taxpayer over $3000 extra dollars per month in their utility bill.

Fact: Even the researcher who did the study has renounced this completely fabricated statement, claiming that the increase in monthly utility expenses to greener taxpayers would be negligible.

Claim 2:
The so-called "Flying Imams" (six Muslim men who were taken off a flight and detained when fellow passengers refused to fly with them) were heading to Congressman Keith Ellison's victory celebration, according to Ms. Bachmann.

Fact: The "Flying Imams" were attempting to attend a conference of the North American Imams Federation.

Most recently, Michele Bachmann said that Obama's policies reminded her of the "Hoot-Smalley Tariff Act" enacted by FDR, which raised taxes and caused great economic suffering for 10 years.

Claim 1:
Most recently, Michele Bachmann said that Obama's policies reminded her of the "Hoot-Smalley Tariff Act" enacted by FDR, which raised taxes and caused great economic suffering for 10 years.Fact: There are a lot of mistakes in this one, so let's go one at a time:
(a) It's the "Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act."
b) It was written by 2 Republicans, and it lowered taxes
(c) It was enacted in 1930, by Hoover.
(d) FDR repealed the Act in 1934.

In an era of Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Dennis Kucinich, and Bernie Saunders, however, it's nice to have someone like Michele Bachmann to remind us how ridiculous all the fighting really is, and how funny words like "Smoot" and "Hawley" can be.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Taliban being 'decimated' in Helmand, Petraeus: tough spring ahead, but Afghan draw down on


Despite expected occasional setbacks and victories for the Taliban this just keeps getting better and better:



Taliban being 'decimated' in Helmand

Petraeus: tough spring ahead, but Afghan drawdown on

American soldiers in January found a Taliban bunker in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. They later destroyed it with explosives. Recent defeats and general weariness after nine years of war are creating fissures within the Taliban. I just love it! I keep being told I am too optimistic but I am not, I am a realist and victory is up to us. Declare victory and leave.

That is all they want, they are sick of this fight. More than 500 mid level commanders were killed last year and they are forced to move every other day. The Taliban will continue to answer the call to fight as long as we remain on their soil. They have safe haven in Pakistan protected by the military and some in the ISI and they will continue to go to Afghanistan and fight us even though they have had enough as long as we remain there.

A Mutiny Grows in Punjab

Midlevel Taliban Admit to a Rift With Top Leaders

Both Pakistan and Afghanistan are benefiting from Pakistan's military operations, better surveillance by law enforcement agencies and the death of key militants in U.S. drone strikes, a think tank said Sunday. Pakistan's anti-terror efforts are a key focus of the Obama administration, which wants the country to do more to target Taliban militants who regularly launch attacks against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

U.S. officials have also expressed frustration with Pakistan's unwillingness to launch an offensive in North Waziristan, part of the country's lawless tribal region that hosts a large number of militants who wage attacks in Afghanistan. The Pakistani army says its troops are stretched too thin by other operations in the tribal region. But many analysts believe the military is reluctant to cross militants with whom it has historical ties and could be useful allies in Afghanistan after foreign troops withdraw. Attacks down almost 20 percent in Pakistan

Pakistan's unwillingness to go into North Waziristan home of the Haqqani's is in my mind what is keeping the attacks down for now but the U.S. has responded by more than doubling the number of drone strikes in the tribal region. There were close to 120 such strikes in 2010, most of which occurred in North Waziristan. Prime target, the Haqqani's

For now NATO appears to be smoking the Haqqani's and have them on the run but we have to capture or kill them and their followers. The deadliest group of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan "the Haqqani's" has not conducted a complex large-scale attack in the capital city of Kabul for seven months, its momentum stymied as elite American-led commandos have escalated raids against the militants’ bomb makers and logisticians. In three months alone, commandos have carried out 1,784 missions across Afghanistan, killing or capturing 880 insurgent leaders.

New and increased drone attacks come in Khyber, an area abutting Afghanistan’s Nangahar province, that’s been notably drone-free. It has become an area for militants fleeing military action in South Waziristan. They also bring the drone-strike tally for this year, more than twice last year’s 53 strikes. But those figures don’t begin to tell the whole story.

So far over 900 low level Taliban fighters have given up arms and decided to work for peace in the last month and the pace is picking up. However the blood bath continues as the Haqqani's remain defiant.Hundreds of Afghan fighters to lay down arms: NATO Those that have signed up for reintegration have been promised protection and there are at least 45 armed groups or possibly more were in talks with the government on lower-level or local reintegration.

Those who want to sign up must stop fighting, cut ties with other militants and embrace the Afghan constitution. They provide the government information and surrender heavy weapons but are allowed to keep arms deemed essential for self-defense. That said at least a dozen so far have been attacked or killed.

Mullah Sangin of the Sangin province where the tribal uprising is taking place against the Taliban.The notorious Taliban stronghold has been bitterly contested by insurgents and drug traffickers ever since British troops arrived in 2006, but the government revealed that tribal elders, backed by some local insurgents, have agreed to stand up to the Taliban.

It was also announced that that one group of insurgents have already handed in their weapons in an attempt to join a local peace process in Sangin. They are fighting back, this is what has been happening in Pakistan and what had to happen in Afghanistan. Under the arrangement, local Taliban fighters will stop attacking US and Afghan forces and will keep non-local insurgents out of the Sarwan-Qala area of the upper Sangin Valley, according to a spokesman for the Helmand governor Gulab Mangal.

Foot patrols by government forces will continue and local people will be expected to help clear areas of homemade bombs and tip off local police as to their whereabouts.

"There was no signed agreement but we believe this will create the opportunity for other Taliban fighters to come and join the government," said Daoud Ahmadi. He said that the Afghan army, police and US forces were all represented at the traditional tribal Shura on a recent saturday and some of the tribal elders had been given authority by the local Taliban to speak on their behalf. Afghanistan hopes tribal uprising will bring peace

I was listening to ex Taliban fighters and their Commanders who fought NATO and the US for 6 years saying they figure the Government now cares about them so they have now stopped, They point out besides they are sick of fighting and we are leaving anyway. Great! That Is what I was hoping for from the beginning. At least long enough to let us leave then they can kill each other again.

Around Spin Boldak we have Col. Razzik and his force of some 250 men who have become invaluable to the U.S.-led operations to seize Taliban redoubts in Kandahar province, U.S. commanders say. Unlike other Afghan security forces—often ineffectual, reluctant to fight or simply unfamiliar with Kandahar's terrain—his men have wowed American commanders with their tactical skills and determination.

"I have a clear strategy: When the enemies are killing us, we shouldn't be giving them flowers," Col. Razzik said in an interview, as he awaited a visit by the American ambassador to his fort-like base in the border town of Spin Boldak.

Col. Razzik's ability to safeguard the strategic Spin Boldak crossing from the Taliban in recent years has allowed him to stay in office. That job security comes despite what officials in Kabul and Washington say are well-founded concerns that he has been enriching himself and his patron, President Hamid Karzai's brother Ahmed Wali Karzai, with revenue from heroin smuggling, customs-skimming and bribes. people from his own tribe are scared to death of him and leaving the area. In Afghanistan, U.S. Turns 'Malignant Actor' Into Ally

I wish we would quickly kill the Haqqani's, both Jalaluddin and Sirajuddin and leave the rest to Pakistan. We are getting closer hitting a nerve and I can finally see success if Pakistan and the ISI cooperate. We have been taking down one key leader after the next for the last 6 months but with their rate of regeneration this is just beginning and we can not relent now nor think any form of victory is at hand. I wish we would get out and leave the rest up to Afghanistan and Pakistan, keep an eye on events, and see what they do from here on in. Our job as a ground force is done if we are smart enough to leave starting this year like we said we would.

* I know spring is coming but we don't hear too much about Afghanistan lately do we?



James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Libya raids hit Gaddafi hometown hard as Russia hits the coalition hard



Live feed: Libya raids hit Gaddafi hometown

In pictures: Rebels advance

Libya crisis in maps

Coalition air raids hit Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace of Sirte, the next target for westward-advancing rebels.

Rebellion at crossroads

Advance Explosions have been heard in Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's home town of Sirte - as the rebel advance west towards the capital Tripoli was halted by Libyan government forces.

A Libyan rebel spokesman has said Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte has been seized by rebels.Related Stories Libyan rebels recapture eastern town of Ajdabiyah, Libya 'placing corpses at Western bomb sites, 'Libyan rebels move towards Gaddafi heartland, Nato to command all Libya's military operations, Gaddafi 'compound' footage shown

Russian foreign minister slams air strikes on Gaddafi troops




James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Monday, March 28, 2011

America: Living to fight as it appears or Fighting to Live as we are told?


I have to admit that this is the first war in my time where I feel we had no choice if we did not want to sit by and watch the genocide of his own people by Colonel Kaddafi. However I have been listening to many say we had no right to interfere. I feel we had to in good conscience but people are right when they say there is no balance as to what we base the decision to go to war on.

Knowing I have been thinking of this for years and I based it on a book written in 2003 in which it was pointed out that we have been at war since our founding, 227 years. that is now 235 years so I had to revisit this thought.

Years ago now I was consumed with the crazy thought that my son who is an EOD (explosive ordinance Disposal) Team Leader just got home from Afghanistan then volunteered for Iraq. I was very concerned as to how many civilians and American soldiers were going to lose their lives in what many of us considered an illegal war.

I was listening again to the number of Americans killed in past wars including the civil war where some 562 thousand lost their lives as you know, fighting amongst ourselves. At first I was focused on the wasted lives in Iraq and was wondering how many there would be when all is said and done as well as feeling there is no foreseeable end and we still have to wonder, then I went to this list and I wanted to compare how many lives were lost in wars in contrast to how many we lost fighting amongst ourselves.

The numbers were getting too convoluted for me to come up with anything tangible I thought. I then was looking at the immense numbers of conflicts and wars we were in and I decided a comparison of war years to peaceful years would be best to tell our story. I couldn't figure it out. I was floored by the number of conflicts and wars America has been in since our founding and thought I would say we have only had approximately 50 years of peace and supply this link on our war and peace History. List of America's wars

Then I went back to Google and I found this compelling story by Jon Stanton showing that America has been at war openly or clandestinely essentially since we were founded. I merely want you to see what is out there and think about the whole story. Having read what he wrote I thought there was something at least worth reading, thinking about, and putting in perspective.

I never read him so I researched him and found him to be a Virginia based writer that writes from a left wing perspective and I am afraid I agree with much of what he says. In fact I have written much of it myself in the past. I am not a warmonger I am a peace lover so I thought I would give you the link to Jon Stanton's book 227 years of warfare written in 2003 and you could tell me what you think. 227 years of warfare

It did make me remember that I did a diary a while back in which I said the U.S. has a war economy and some took exception to that but looking at our History of wars our fault or not I really have to wonder, what are we? I am a peace lover willing to fight for my country as are my sons as you know but are the leaders of America fighting to live or living to fight? what is happening to us? How are we supposed to feel?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Reactor by reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant as things keep getting worse and we feel it here in Massachusetts







Health officials said Sunday that one sample of Massachusetts rainwater has registered very low concentrations of radiation, most likely from the Japanese nuclear power plant damaged earlier this month by an earthquake and tsunami. Traces of low-level radiation detected in Mass. rainwater

Now they admit the sea water is to million more times radioactive than normal now what do you think? Water leaking from a reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant measured 10 million times more radioactive than usual

Confusion Over Radiation Levels at Japan Nuclear Plant

Emergency workers struggling to pump contaminated water from Japan's stricken nuclear complex fled from one of the troubled reactors Sunday after reporting a huge increase in radioactivity — a spike that officials later apologetically said was inaccurate. I want to remind you that this is reactor number 2 not reactor number 3 that is the reactor thought to have a cracked core and the reactor we have been focused on and talking about.

why or why not nuclear energy? Why? Japan has 54 reactors the US has 104. Fukishima was just one crisis and as keep saying, it will get a lot worse and dwars Chernobyl. It blows me away that they nuclear power green power, How green does it look now?

I worked around nukes in the military in the early 70's in the military and one of the things that hit home was the fact that nuclear and nuclear waste is here forever having an indeterminable life span. Having said that, knowing what is happening in Japan I was stunned to learn that here in the US we have 365 metric tons of nuclear waste in cement carsofogi or under 23 feet of water. That is all susceptible to what happened in Japan. They do not sound too stable to me!

Reactor by reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant

Today I was in the kitchen and I heard on the radio that the radioactivity specific to the Fukushima plant has been detected in Boston's drinking water due to rain water but not to worry as it is in small amounts. This really concerns me because the crisis in Japan just keeps getting worse despite the lies. It had to cross the country to get here on the east coast of the United States.

2 of those reactors are said to be in some stage of meltdown with 2 more having blown out their buildings and 2 more in various stage of degradation. They better stop playing games and seal the 2 in melt down immediately and keep an eye on the other 4 and do the same with them if need be. This is not the legacy Japan wanted to leave for its children nor the one I want for mine.

I have been saying from the beginning that this was going to dwarf Chernobyl and it will. It was obvious they were lying from the beginning and they still are.

They now have radiation in the ocean and wonder why? Duh! That reactor three is the only one of the 6 that uses the deadliest of the deadly, a mixture of plutonium and uranium. Now we are hearing there is another in as bad a shape. Seal them in cement now before things get ant worse. Chernobyl was a 7 now they are talking 6, eventually it will be a 10 or for which they of yet do not have a classification.


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Yemen and the Gulf of Aden: next front in the so called war on terror


We are watching many countries in the Middle East erupt all at the same time and I am a bit perplexed at the warped amount of attention and coverage given. Syria is being given a lot of attention and Yemen not so much. I have to believe that is because Syria is Israel and Iran's neighbor. A democracy movement right there is no threat to Israel nor is it to Iran.

However Syria is Sunni and Iran Shiite so you might think it would matter to them but it is not important enough to concern them. Yemen on the other hand is. There has been a proxy war being fought in Yemen for quite a while now and Iran has been in the forefront of it. What is happening in Yemen is of utmost importance to Iran, us, and the world. Yemen close to transition of power deal

Talks Snag Over Yemeni Leader's Exit yemeni's better pay heed to President Ali Abdullah Saleh saying he wants to step down but he wants to have an orderly transition so the country does not dissolve into total chaos and mayhem because it has been pretty close and tenuous for a while.

Yemen president's party opposes ouster Ignore at your peril!

Huge rival rallies in tense Yemen

With our air raids in the East, civil war looming in the north, pro-independence protests in the south and al-Qaeda in the background threatening a wave of attacks on America, Yemen is today’s war. To top it off Yemen is running out of water! There is more Al Qaeda there than in Afghanistan "supposedly 400" so why are we in Afghanistan and not Yemen?

Somalia will be the next war as those Al Qaeda who did not flee the existing wars to help in Yemen have gone to Somalia! Al Qaeda has always been in Yemen but it has now become Al Qaeda central. Their principle targets are Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the US, allies and allies in this so called war on terror.

The Saudi and Yemen branches of Al Qaeda have joined forces and many outsiders are moving in to join the fight. We must act in kind! Yemen is on the verge of being a failed state as you already know especially if you have been following my story line. Yemen is on the Abyss and we must help them for own good!

Ya think they have been preoccupied? They have been dealing with terrorism and insurgencies for years! They are not a failed state but well on their way! Their attention has been on survival as a country.


As many of you know by now my prime concern in Yemen was the interference by Iran in trying to get Shiite dominance there. Bush freed Iran up to pursue her version of new middle East order by interfering wherever she could while Bush was doing the same thing with his Middle East Democratization program.

The goal now absolutely is to be the country who decides which direction the new Middle East (dis)order will take. Bush started it by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!

In Yemen once again the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is the instigator. They are ferrying weapons through Eritrea to Yemen. They are now avoiding the Arabian Peninsula as Saudi Arabia has instituted a blockade along the coast of Yemen. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has also transported Lebanese Hezbollah fighters to fight with the rebels.

As you know, Saudi Arabia is also there fighting the Iranian backed Houthi rebels. So far there has been no direct confrontation. However I absolutely see what I have been warning about since Bush diverted from Afghanistan to attack Iraq and get back in the middle east to create a new middle east (dis)order! This is going to be total middle east war for a new middle east order like it or not, Sunni against Shiite.

It is looking like Yemen is going to be the first country down! Please watch the video, the Middle East is right to be concerned. Yemen is going through severe domestic turmoil due to the violent activities of Al Qaeda, Houthi rebels in the north and the Southern Movement in the south. The remaining Jews are threatened with slaughter by the Shiite. How much longer can Yemen hold on? What is next?
Al Shabab in Somalia and Al Qaeda in Yemen are both reinforced by those fleeing the fight in Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Somalia is a failed State and Yemen is rapidly headed towards being a failed State. They are perfect havens for Al Qaeda to set up new training camps in lawless regions.

Yemen has stepped up its efforts to go after Al Qaeda where they live and train. Yemeni Al Qaeda previously sent arms and help to Al Shabab in their fight in Somalia. Al Shabab is reciprocating sending fighters to Yemen to help Yemeni Al Qaeda. Supposedly the so called experts say the three forces operating to destabilize Yemen from the North, South, and East will not join forces but you bet they will! Al Qaeda has been leaving Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mauritania; to use Yemen as their new base we in turn better meet them there with some kind of force. This entire so called terrorism war is barely beginning. This is not a war to end all wars but the war of all wars!

Be very concerned about what is happening in Yemen!


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Still in its infancy: The new middle east disorder and we're right in the middle of it


UN chief slams Syria's crackdown on protests
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has described Syria's harsh crackdown on protests and use of deadly force against demonstrators as "unacceptable".
Middle East unrest: Syria arrests Damascus protesters

Protests broke out in four Syrian cities on Friday, the first large-scale demonstrations here since the pro-democracy uprisings began in the Arab world three months ago. In Syria, Crackdown After Protests Wow Syria, what does that mean for Iran?

Thousands of mourners called Saturday for "revolution" at the funeral of protesters killed by Syrian security forces, the boldest challenge to Syria's rulers since uprisings began sweeping the Arab world.

Tribes warn of violence if Syrian regime does not withdraw troops The demonstrations were the latest of a growing number in the past three days, as the uprisings and unrest that spread from Tunisia to Egypt to Bahrian and Libya appear to have reached Syria, one of the most tightly controlled societies in the Middle East. They want the tanks removed and over flights stopped. This is really spreading and could be good if we play our cards right.

Saudi Arabia's decision to send troops into Bahrain to help stabilize the country following violent anti-government demonstrations marks another stage in Riyadh's reluctant emergence as a regional policeman at a time when the Arab world faces unprecedented turmoil and even armed rebellion. Iran Calls Saudi Troop Presence in Bahrain 'Unacceptable'

There is no surprise here but remember the big picture! By getting rid of Saddam we freed Iran up to instigate for the Shiite version of a new middle east order. The Iran evolutionary Guard has been instigating, arming, and training in Yemen for years amongst other countries.In Bahrain the Shiite minority majority is rebelling against the Sunni minority majority. You don't think Iran is instigating them? Of course Saudi Arabia is came to the rescue of the Sunni minority leadership.
I have to remind you of something we have been discussing for years now as it is coming out in the open as the Iranian Saudi Arabian neo cold war is coming out in the open.

We know that at least up to now we have been giving Billions upon Billions in advanced arms and weaponry to Saudi Arabia and our other Arab allies to fight Iran. We also know the Iranian Saudi Arabian neo cold war has been going on for years. We are the ones who went into the Middle East to change Middle East order per Bush and God which was asinine.

Could this confrontation erupt in war between Iran and at the least US armed Saudi Arabia? Iran is warning and threatening retribution but they are supplying the Yemeni Rebels who pushed into Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has fired well over a hundred missiles from their fighter jets as they pummel their hideouts.

You can not blame them but I had no idea the dissention goes all the way back to the naming of the Gulf. Saudi’s know it as the Gulf of Arabia and I can remember that but Iran calls it the Persian Gulf as the rest of us seem to at least until now.

Both Iran and Saudi Arabia have been using Lebanon as their battlefront up to now able to avoid direct confrontation. Iran has pumped millions of dollars in supplies and arms much to the consternation of her suffering people while Saudi Arabia has been supporting the Palestinian Authority.

So far there has been no direct confrontation. However I absolutely see what I have been warning about since Bush diverted from Afghanistan to attack Iraq and get back in the middle east to create a new middle east (dis)order! I do not give a damn what anyone says. Bush Chaney and their Democratization program in an already historically unstable middle east set all of this and more in motion!

Clinton Says Libya Options Include Drones and Arming Rebels, no fly zone, attack Gaddafi forces, sounds like another war to me
Clinton Says Libya Options Include Drones and Arming Rebels The French have 20 planes there and have already engaged. The Canadian planes are on their way to Italy and Navy assets are on their way to Libya to neutralize Gaddafi's Navy. UN approves no-fly zone over Libya; raids may begin Friday

Saudi Arabia is helping Bahrain brutally put down the Shiite minority that Iran says she might arm. I tend to believe the middle east break down Sunni against Shiite is well under way. Bahraini Shiites bury their dead from crackdown

Yemeni Protesters Under Heavy Fire, 29 dead

In closing: Bush's intention in attacking Iraq was to get our military back in the Middle East to help Israel establish a safety zone, create a new middle east (dis)order as God told him to, and to establish a permanent middle east presence. I was very concerned that this entire mess in the middle east would take on a life of its own We freed Iran up to instigate for their new order by eliminating Saddam who kept them contained.

The middle east is exploding as we long said it would and anti Israeli anti US forces are trying to use it to their advantage. Israel is nervous as they should be with all their hedging at a real 2 state solution. Across the Arab world, people living under the thumb of repressive leaders are rising up against the rulers who once seemed omnipotent. It is no coincidence these were all American allies! They are not quite sure what they want. But from North Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, they know they want change. And their wrath and their courage are creating a new form of Arab unity.

The goal since we went back into the Middle East has been to see whose version of a new middle east order will prevail. I have faith it will not be Persian Iran's version and not ours but rather a free and Democratic Arabian version whatever shape that may take.

* The hell on earth Bush created for Iraqi’s will engulf the entire Middle East before it encompasses the entire world if we can not contain it. Under Bush we broke a long standing tradition of not adding fuel to the Middle East fire by supplying weapons. We are now, including advanced weaponry and missile defense systems. The Middle East breakdown Bush started armed and funded is continuing under Obama. This up to now proxy war in the middle east is under way. Wait, watch, and listen, this is not good for the world and our future!

The entire middle east is going to erupt Sunni against Shiite and don't forget Israel and the Kurds and we are going to be right in the middle of it!




James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

African Union calls for transition phase to Democracy, now they're talking



Moamer Kadhafi's delegation to African Union talks Friday said Tripoli is ready to implement an AU roadmap to resolve the Libyan crisis, while also demanding a halt to the Western-led coalition's military intervention.

Live feed: Libya and Mid-East crisis

UK jets bomb Libyan army tornado's are targeting vehicles threatening civilians and I am pleased about that.

African Union calls for transition phase to Democracy as Gadhafi forces hit by airstrikes in besieged cities Now they're talking!

Onboard a British Tornado fighter jet on Libya mission

French military chief says air force destroys Gaddafi's artillery This was artillery being used to smash the city of Ajdabiya and slaughter its people.

West hits Libya forces as NATO sees 90-day TRIPOLI campaign: Western warplanes hit Libyan forces at a strategically important eastern town, trying to land a crippling blow on Muammar Gaddafi's tanks in a nearly week-old campaign that NATO says could last three months.

Middle East and North Africa: live report AFP - - Signs that NATO's agreement to enforce the Libya no-fly zone is already having an effect on the deployment of its forces across the globe -- German lawmakers approve the sending of up to 300 crew members to operate surveillance planes in Afghanistan in a bid to free up the alliance's resources for Libya.



James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

water 10 million times more radioactive than normal: Nuclear situation 'grave' Japan PM warns

Now they admit the sea water is to million more times radioactive than normal now what do you think? Water leaking from a reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant measured 10 million times more radioactive than usual

This is a terrible disaster but to make it even worse and put the developments in perspective, number 3 is the only reactor there that runs off the deadliest mixture of uranium and plutonium. The more we learn the worse this gets.

Japan detects radioactivity 30 km off coast: IAEA

Nuclear situation 'grave' Japan PM warns: Naoto Kan says the situation at disaster-hit power plant is unpredictable as officials fear breach at one reactor.

Q&A: Radiation health risks

Politics, Radiation to Decide Fate of Land Near Japan's Fukushima Reactor

Radiation exposure 10,000 times normal for 3. The water three men were exposed to while working at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was likely from a damaged reactor core, a safety official says.

Japanese jittery over shortages, food safety as residents in major Japanese cities scrambled to find bottled water and basic foodstuffs amid changing reports about tap water and food safety

Japan urges more evacuations. A Japanese official on Friday described the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant crisis as a "difficult" situation, and said the government will provide transportation to those seeking to evacuate within 30 kilometers. They are getting closer to our 50 mile ban!

Latest in Japan's quake, tsunami, nuclear woes: Japanese nuclear authorities suspect the reactor core at one unit of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant was breached. That could mean more serious radioactive leaks. Some work at the plant was halted to check levels. Hundreds of thousands of survivors remain camped out in schools and civic buildings two weeks after the tsunami and earthquake. Some 660,000 households do not have water and more than 209,000 do not have electricity. The official death toll passes 10,000 people Friday. Another 17,400 people are missing, though those figures probably have some overlap.

I have been saying from the beginning that this was going to dwarf Chernobyl and it will. It was obvious they were lying from the beginning and they still are.

   They now have radiation in the ocean and wonder why? Duh! That reactor three is the only one of the 6 that uses the deadliest of the deadly, a mixture of plutonium and uranium.

   Chernobyl was a 7 now they are talking 6, eventually it will be a 10 or for which they of yet do not have a classification.


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Friday, March 25, 2011

triple disaster costliest in history as Radiation from cracked reactor spreads: It will get worse






We are told one day Tokyo's water though 150 miles from the plants was not safe. A day later it is. Workers from the plant have heavy doses of radiation and are in the hospital, the plants are now out of danger, they keep getting worse. Q&A: Health risks I just heard of a neutron beam being seen at one plant. That can't be good?

Japanese nuclear officials fear crack in reactor core as radiation spreads

Radiation Spread From Crippled Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Continues

The Japanese government on Wednesday urged people not to eat 11 types of vegetable grown near the quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeast Japan after levels of radioactivity in the produces were found to have far exceeded legal limits.

Tokyo tap water not safe for infants, officials warn

Latest in Japan's quake, Tsunami, nuclear crises!Radiation in Tokyo's tap water spikes to twice the level acceptable for infants, though it remains safe for adults, according to officials. That adds to concerns about milk and produce from the area near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex, including broccoli, which was put on the growing list of affected food




The status of six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

Japan estimated the cost of the damage from its devastating earthquake and tsunami could top $300 billion as authorities in Tokyo warned that babies should not be given tap water because of radiation from a crippled nuclear plant.

It appears that for the first time, the containment system around one of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors has been breached. As I said, I don't care what they say. This is going to be worse than Chernobyl. Japan is an island and about the size of California. Location, location, location. I am going to check out the latest now. In every regard things are moving so fast. Hope for the best plan for the worst. That is what I absolutely expected Japan had done. They of all people should know better than to take chances with a nuclear reactor let alone many. I understand we were warning them from the early 70's that their safety systems were inadequate

I understand we have been lied to from the beginning in order to keep the people and the world from panicking. I saw a program on the dire crisis facing Japan's elderly who are dying from lack of care and medicine as they lie huddled on gym floors. They are surrounded by destruction that as of yet has not begun to be cleaned up. The information on the reactors just gets worse and worse. The health effect on their water and food supply become more evident every day. I just heard the Pacific is being affected.

Good or bad it is time for the lying to stop and lay the truth out for the people of Japan and the world. This is the most expensive catastrophe in world history. We do not need it to become the worst disaster in world history.



James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Allies Step Up Bombing in Tripoli but the slaughter continues, so what?





Allies Step Up Bombing in Tripoli It is worth nothing!

Western warplanes hit Libyan tanks on a fifth night of airstrikes on Thursday but failed to stop Moammar Gadhafi's forces shelling rebel-held towns in the west or dislodge his armor in the east. Air strikes destroyed government tanks on the outskirts of the rebel-held city of Misurata but tanks in the city were not hit

Fears grow of Libyan humanitarian crisis I am afraid that is a guarantee

onslaughts now target Ajdabiya, Misurata and Zintan. Libya crisis: Defiant Gaddafi forces go on the offensive

How Will Libya End? Civil war period!

We better hand this over quick to Qatar, France, and Britain and get out. Nothing on the ground has changed for the rebels though. I listened to a witness account where Gaddafi's forces were in Misurata pulling people out of their houses and slaughtering them. They were also pulling them off the street and killing them. That will not change!

Stop playing games, drop a MOAB (mother of all bombs) on him or a 30000 pound bunker buster designed to take out deep underground hardened sites and take his human shield with him. The civil war regardless is going to continue for years as will those in the other 2 Muslim countries we attacked "Afghanistan, and Iraq"

This is the first conflict I have been for not counting the Balkans. We are coming to the rescue of Muslims being slaughtered by their misleader. Once they are on equal ground we must immediately get out and leave it up to the rebels who will be deep in this civil war for years.



James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gadhafi vows to emerge victorious and we will help him as the slaughter continues





Raw Video: Gadhafi Makes Public Appearance, a mad raving vegetable as usual


Live feed: Allies join fight for Misrata in growing crisis

in pictures: Libya crisis

Kucinich: War is a swamp, Obama Libya action unconstitutional, do we let millions be slaughtered for fun?

Gadhafi vows to emerge victorious

In a Dec. 20, 2007 interview with the Boston Globe, Obama was asked about the president's constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking authorization from Congress. "The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation," Obama authority to act under challenge Sounds like a valid challenge to me but do we let millions be slaughtered for fun?

Kucinich: Defund Libya attack

Africa leaders attack Libya raids Gee I wonder why and who and what is behind that?

onslaughts target Ajdabiya, Misurata and Zintan. Libya crisis: Defiant Gaddafi forces go on the offensive

Sky's Evidence Of Massacre By Gaddafi Forces ast he Gaddafi regime continues to deny any massacre took place in the Libyan town of Zawiyah.

Gadhafi forces attack Zintan, halted by air strikes in Misrata

Libyan Brigade Led by Qaddafi's Son Eyed by Coalition, US Commander Says

Fighting across Libya intensifies

There are tanks in the center of the towns killing people as they sleep but what are we supposed to do? I remember from day one hearing that Egypt was arming the rebels. Well they better hurry up and the rebels are going to have to realize they have to do this themselves and it will not be easy. We needed help and it was France who gave it to us during our Revolution.

France is the one that recognized the rebels as the valid Government of Libya. France is the one who took the lead in instigating for the no fly zone and coming to the aid of the rebels. That said if there are to be ground forces to aid the rebels they should be Frances. I just do not want to have to pick up after them as we did in Vietnam and we know how well that went.

I reiterate: We better hand this over quick to Qatar, France, and Britain and get out. Nothing on the ground has changed for the rebels though. I listened to a witness account where Gaddafi's forces were in Misrata pulling people out of their houses and slaughtering them. They were also pulling them off the street and killing them. That will not change!

Stop playing games, drop a MOAB (mother of all bombs) on him or a 30000 pound bunker buster designed to take out deep underground hardened sites and take his human shield with him. The civil war regardless is going to continue for years as will those in the other 2 Muslim countries we attacked "Afghanistan, and Iraq"

This is the first conflict I have been for not counting the Balkans. We are coming to the rescue of Muslims being slaughtered by their misleader. Once they are on equal ground we must immediately get out and leave it up to the rebels who will be deep in this civil war for years.



James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rebels want our help, BS they have to do this: Coalition Airstrikes Target Gadhafi's Forces as Gaddafi forces shell Misrata






Live feed: Libya crisis

Maps: Air strikes on Libya Very interesting as this shows where the aircraft are coming from and where they strike.

Libya rebels struggle to regroup; US jet crashes

Gaddafi forces shell Libyan city

Libya: Key quotes on targeting Gaddafi

Libya: More Arab Nations Set To Join Mission as Gaddafi continues to slaughter civilians

As the Government evaluates the impact of the second full night of strikes on Libya, ministers have spent much of their time trying to clarify whether or not Colonel Gaddafi could himself be a legitimate target for attack.

We better hand this over quick to Qatar, France, and Britain and get out. Nothing on the ground has changed for the rebels though. I listened to a witness account where Gaddafi's forces were in Misrata pulling people out of their houses and slaughtering them. They were also pulling them off the street and killing them. That will not change!

Stop playing games, drop a MOAB (mother of all bombs) on him or a 30000 pound bunker buster designed to take out deep underground hardened sites and take his human shield with him. The civil war regardless is going to continue for years as will those in the other 2 Muslim countries we attacked "Afghanistan, and Iraq"

This is the first conflict I have been for not counting the Balkans. We are coming to the rescue of Muslims being slaughtered by their misleader. Once they are on equal ground we must immediately get out and leave it up to the rebels who will be deep in this civil war for years.



James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Gabrielle Gifford's Victory Song






I am so psyched and impressed with Gabby "Gabrielle Gifford's" survival and her up to now miraculous recovery we all expect and pray will continue. There were 3 others shot in the head that day when Loughner killed 6 and wounded 12. You would normally when hearing someone was shot in the head expect them to have died or at best to have some major impediments for the remainder of their lives.

It has been a little more than two months since the Tucson shooting spree that killed six people and injured 12, and the news on Gabby just keeps getting better. Now Gabby who survived being shot through the brain and the head is finding her voice through song.

Since Gifford's was transferred to Houston where her husband is training to Command the space shuttle in April there are now reports of her singing "Happy Birthday" for husband Mark Kelly and Don McLean's "American Pie" signaling what some have called a miraculous recovery. The brain we know can heal itself through repetition lots of consistency but this is just amazing. Music Therapy Helps Gabrielle Giffords Find Her Voice After Tucson Shooting

Mark Kelly will be commanding space shuttle Endeavor's mission, set to blast off April 19. According to one of the doctors who saved her life in Tucson, there's "no reason not to" believe she can continue her remarkable recovery and witness that moment. I remember about 2 weeks after she was shot and was in the hospital in Tucson I thought it a bit optimistic for Mark to say that he had no doubt she would be there. .

I really had my doubts but I expect her to be there now. It is a very lofty goal and that is what is needed to recover from something like this and to hope for a miracle like the one we are watching. I want to see her there and to watch her face and hear the cheers from the people all around the world. What a victory lap! Giffords may be present when husband blasts off


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In Libya the coalition is cracking and the abstentions are speaking up







I just heard the first US fighter aircraft just went down. The pilot bailed out and was rescued by rebel forces. I hope and we will keep watching. Plus as some of us suspected I just heard a retired General say you can bet we have had special forces there from day one and there will eventually be ground forces but not ours. Damn!
Libya: US fighter jet crash lands in field near Benghazi The two crew members have been rescued!
The world's confused as Arab League chief slams air strikes and Anti-Aircraft Fire Erupts Over Tripoli as More Nations Enforce No-Fly Zone or exercise?

Anti-Aircraft Fire Erupts Over Tripoli as More Nations Enforce No-Fly Zone

The Western-led military action in Libya provoked a rare public split in Russia's ruling tandem Monday, as President Dmitry Medvedev appeared to scold his patron, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, for publicly criticizing the effort.

Gates visits Russia as Putin decries UN action on Libya

Rift over command of Libya campaign, Confusion Over Who Leads Libya Strikes, and For How Long

Libyan air strikes: reactions around the Middle East

We have to take out as much of Gaddafi's military capability as possible and get out of there. If France wants to hang around, good luck to them. While we are watching one town Gaddafi's thugs are in another machine gunning the people and laughing.

When we are gone those people better be prepared to fight to the death. Even if  Gaddafi was to be killed his sons are just as vile and ruthless as he is and the military seems more than happy to slaughter their own people unlike the Egyptions.

I fear for those people who want to go after Gaddafi themselves saying it is their fight, I remember from day one when Gaddafi said he has not begun to fight and there will be 200,000 dead. There is the mustard gas but I fear how far he will go to slaughter his people and stay in control of the Libya he plans on passing to his ruthless sons. While the world is confused as to what to do Gaddafi and his sons are not. Bad things are coming!

Where is this going to go? Do we want the rebels to win? I just don't see it happening on their own! Gaddafi is going to retaliate against us and the rebels any way you look at it. Remember Lockerbie!


James Joiner
Gardner, Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com