Drones, Pipelinestan, Chickenfeed
The foreign policy community’s favorite counterinsurgency adviser, or at least their favorite Australian one, David Kilcullen, told lawmakers last week that the drone strikes targeting Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Pakistan are creating enemies at a far faster rate than its killing them. According to statistics he provided, the success rate of the drone bombing campaign is extremely low: just 2 percent of bombs dropped have hit targeted militants. The other 98 percent? Those killed noncombatant Pakistani civilians, he said.
To block IR cameras, all you need is a canvas carport, possibly quilted canvas, or ply with pink batts. Those open Toyota 4x4 pickups will need a canopy. Then you move a bunch of 4x4 s around at random.
Of course you dont want to be the only house in the village with a carport.
Hezbollah worked this out years ago. As did POTUS after Ronnie got shot. Canopies over car exits.
Empire is obsessed with IR night-vision. in GW1 the Iraqis managed to hide their scud launchers by putting up lots of tin decoys with small warmers inside.
Russia has a lot of gas. More in the Arctic.
Austria's OMV and Hungary's MOL...two companies from the UAE.. to extract the gas from fields in Iraq's Kurdish region.
.. to feed the long-planned Nabucco pipeline, which proposes pumping gas to Austria via Turkey.
The pipeline would reduce Europe's dependency on gas from Russia.
..believe there is enough gas in the Khor Mor and Chemchemal gas fields..to supply the Nabucco pipeline
OMV said... 3bn cubic feet per day by 2015.
But Russia's Gazprom on Friday said it had signed agreements with a number of Balkan and southern European countries on the construction of a gas pipeline, South Stream, that will deliver gas to Central Europe and Italy via the Balkans.
Pemex said that in the first four months of the year the value of its crude exports totaled $6.14 billion, down 60.4 percent compared to the same period of 2008.
Mexico’s peak level of oil output came in 2003, when production totaled 3.5 million bpd.
tramadol (dolcet ) the new drug of abuse in Gaza. Hmmm may be worth a try.
Disgust I scored above average 1.6 And here I was believing I was low on the disgust scale (people say it about me, my rooms are disgusting)
Supposededly 'liberals' ie leftys are less disgustable, gosh.
Anyway is it rightwing to avoid a sneezing chef?
The future is chicken
My father was a bit of an urban snob. Despite his father dedicating his entire small Palmie backyard to veges and trees, Dad used to scoff at Chicken farmers as "failed schoolteachers"- a neat putdown of a lot of guys earning less than him. Not that he earned all that much, our bicycles were from Police auctions, where Dad got special deals since he was GP to top cops. How cheap was that?
Anyway the prejudice is wide: as in the expression "Chicken Feed"
Seriously folks, If I had had the nous to squirrel aside $200K, I would get into chicken feed. In the tropics. Sunflower seeds for starters.
Then grasshoppers. Visit NE Thailand where 3000 farmers grow insects, mainly for human consumption - Tourists and Thai cultural nostalgia fans. Learn what greenery grasshoppers eat - low value foliage for sure.
High protein chicken feed is a good earner. And in times of famine it becomes human food.