Category Archives: Threats

Can We as Individuals Learn From the Terrorist Attacks in Paris?

terrorist attacksThis morning some of my friends ran a tabletop exercise based on yesterday’s terrorist attacks in France.  First, I want to give my condolences and prayers to all of the victims their families and loved ones.

Second, I want to mention that I am only using a portion of what my friends did.  Some of the intelligence that they used in the exercise has already changed.  For instance, the latest information shows that a Syrian passport was found by one of the terrorists.  Information from Greece indicates that he only arrived in Europe about one month ago.  Now over the next few days more information about the terrorist attacks will surface. …

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Refugees Over Run Germany, From an Expat’s Prospective

refugeesThis is a letter from Germany describing the refugee problem that they now face.  This letter comes from what I believe is a reliable source and should give us some idea of what can occur here during a refugee crisis.  Remember refugees can be from external or internal areas.  This description could apply if the refugees were from large urban areas and they were desperate.

Howard

 

Life in Germany Today Is Getting Dangerous!

A perspective from an ex pat living in Germany for the last 30 years.  Interesting considering she is a musician with left leaning politics. —

My dear family,

You can’t imagine how life here in Germany has changed.…

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Major War in Europe?

Major warI received this from a friend who has sent me lots of good information in the past.  Read the following comments and the linked information and you will see why he is concerned about the possibility of a major war in Europe.

Howard

There is a growing chorus of political analysts, arms control experts, and government officials who are sounding the alarm, trying to call the world’s attention to its drift toward disaster. The prospect of a major war, even a nuclear war, in Europe has become thinkable, they warn, even plausible.

What they describe is a threat that combines many of the hair-trigger dangers and world-ending stakes of the Cold War with the volatility and false calm that preceded World War I — a comparison I heard with disturbing frequency.…

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Beware of the Situation in the Crimea

Crimea

Tomorrow is the vote on whether or not Crimea will stay part of the Ukraine or join Russia.  Personally, I think the election has already been decided, and that what occurs tomorrow is just a formality.  The Russians have already decided the results of the vote.

Several things have occurred that make me think that we may face some serious problems as a result of this action.  The Drudge News indicates that Russia has been pulling billions of dollars out of western banks, because they are concerned about possible sanctions.

Sherbank and VTB large Russian banks that are partly owned by the government and other state owned enterprises are among the companies pulling money out.  …

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The Dangers of the Russian-Ukraine Situation

Ukraine

The electric power has been out all morning and I am behind on everything I need to do today, so I am posting an article written by Ed a friend of mine.  This is his take on the situation in the Ukraine and i agree with it.  Tomorrow we should be back to normal.

Howard

Pardon the Soapbox. I do this only rarely, so indulge a Curmudgeon his rant moment.

The Russia-Ukraine situation is more dangerous in the long run for the US than the other internet doomsayer possible calamities heard every day. Our President lives in a cloud of his own words and  foolishly believes that his rhetoric actually represents reality.…

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The Russian Bear has Marched into the Ukraine

Ukraine

I normally don’t write about world affairs or make predictions on future events, but today I am making an exception.  Unfortunately, the bear Russia is on the march and the Eagle (under Obama) seems to be asleep.  Several things have happened in the last few days that are just starting to draw the attention of the liberal media and that I think you should be aware off.

First, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore for port rights.  In other words, the Russian Navy would have access to their ports for refueling and resupply. …

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