Russia's Gazprom Neft announced on September 1 it had started commercial production at the Badra oil field in southeastern Iraq.Gazprom Neft said in a statement on its website that the first oil from Badra was being loaded into a pipeline for transfer to the export terminal at Basra, on the Persian Gulf.The Russian company said some 15,000 barrels of oil per day would be delivered through the pipeline, a level that would continue throughout this year. http://www.rferl.org/content/gazprom-neft-iraq-oil-badra-kogas-petronas-tpao/26561606.html ~~~~~~~~~~
The US has called for Israel to cancel its plan to appropriate about 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank, close to the spot where three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in June."We have long made clear our opposition to continued settlement activity," a US official told Reuters. " This announcement, like every other settlement announcement Israel makes. is counterproductive to Israel' stated goal of a negotiated two-state solution with the Palestinians.""We urge the government of Israel to reverse this decision," the official said in Washington. http://warsclerotic.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/us-calls-on-israel-to-reverse-planned-west-bank-land-appropriation/
The United States embassy compound in the Libyan capital of Tripoli has been raided by militiamen, but no Americans were present as the embassy was evacuated more than a month ago. The attack on Sunday comes as fighting between rival militias rages in the capital Tripoli and Benghazi, the scond city in the east.Even though the US suspended its mission in Tripoli for the second time in three years in July, the US Secretary of State John Kerry had said that the embassy was not closed, and its staff had been evacuated to neighbouring Tunisia. http://mwcnews.net/news/africa/45656-us-embassy-in-tripoli.html
Starfish Prime Test Interim Report by Commander JTF-8 - 7:45 - Sound - STARFISH PRIME, was one of the high-altitude nuclear tests in the Operation Fishbowl series conducted in the Pacific Proving Ground in 1962. It was launched in the Johnston Island area to an altitude of about 400 kilometers by a Thor rocket and had a yield of 1.4 megatons.The test evaluated the capabilities of an antiballistic missile to operate in a nuclear environment and the vulnerability of a U.S. reentry vehicle to survive a nearby nuclear blast. It also provided information on the ability of a U.S. radar system to detect and track reentry vehicles. Another goal was to discern the effects of a high-altitude blast on command and control systems, which were shown to be vulnerable in earlier high-altitude tests. The final goal was to obtain information on the feasibility of testing in outer space. Daily Sheeple
The following analysis and commentary have been contributed by Karl Denninger and The Market Ticker. Karl is the author of Leverage: How Cheap Money Will Destroy the World in which he discusses the ill-use of leverage and how it is destroying the global economy, as well as where all of this will lead. The result is ugly: the value of everything-including gold-falls, and even personal safety is at risk in a world where there is limited money even for essentials like food and fuel. http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-impending-catastrophe-its-not-difficult-to-see-this-coming_08272014
Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other details were immediately available.Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, whose agency is involved in the investigation, said the incident occurred on private property and it appeared the man had permission to be there. He was not arrested, Lucio said.The man, whose name has not been released, was wearing camouflage and carrying a long arm that was either a rifle or shotgun, Lucio said. The agent had lost the group of immigrants when he turned around and saw the man holding the weapon. http://www.stripes.com/news/us/border-patrol-agent-shoots-at-armed-militia-member-in-texas-1.300739 Shared by beast
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. http://www.nationalterroralert.com/2014/08/29/report-imminent-terrorist-attack-warning-by-feds-on-us-border/?utm_source=feedburner Shared by beast
Reports indicate that hospitals in 27 states have alerted the CDC about at least 68 potential Ebola cases since July 27. Of these, 58 were declared false alarms, and the remaining 10 had their blood sent in for lab testing. Of these 10, seven samples tested negative for Ebola, according to experts, and the remaining three are "pending." The locations of all the suspected cases remain a secret.As to why the CDC only tested 10 of the 68 cases, an agency spokeswoman told reporters that there is no reason to believe that these cases are actually Ebola, because the patients involved had not traveled to infected areas, even if they had traveled to countries where Ebola is currently spreading. By simply discarding these cases, claims the CDC, the agency can focus on higher priority cases.