Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coinkydynk?

Hurricane Maria 3 hours ago
  
Hurricanes Maria and Joseby Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)


On Tuesday, Maria was elevated to Category 5. Meteorologist Eric Holthaus called it “one of the fastest intensifying hurricanes in history with maximum sustained winds of 160 MPH.”

Jose is minor by comparison, forecast to remain off the US northeast coast. At most “(m)inor to moderate coastal flooding is possible from Delaware to southern New England during the next several days,” according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), its maximum sustained winds at around 75 MPH.

Maria is hugely dangerous, the strongest ever storm to hit Dominica, devastating the island, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit saying:

“So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains
.”

“(W)inds have swept away the roofs of almost every person I have spoken to or otherwise made contact with. The roof to my own official residence was among the first to go and this apparently triggered an avalanche of torn away roofs in the city and the countryside.”

“The winds are merciless, (causing) mind-boggling” devastation. “We shall survive by the grace of God…Rough! Rough! Rough!,” he added.

According to the NHC, areas likely to be affected include Guadeloupe, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, US and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques.

It’s too soon to know if and where it may strike the US mainland. Affected areas face “life-threatening storm surge (conditions), accompanied by large and destructive waves, (creating hugely dangerous) flash floods and mudslides from heavy rainfall,” according to the NHC.

Maria is expected to remain at Category 4 or 5 strength as it approaches the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Its eye passed directly over Dominica.

Puerto Rico’s public safety commissioner Hector Pesquera warned residents “(y)ou have to evacuate” to a safe shelter before Wednesday when Maria is expected to make landfall. “Otherwise, you’re going to die. I don’t know how to make this any clearer.”

It’s developing a “pinhole eye,” indicating a very intense, compact, devastating storm, Puerto Rico directly in its path.

Hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy explained this phenomenon means a strong hurricane will get stronger. He compared it to an ice skater, spinning increasingly faster. “You just don’t see those in weaker hurricanes,” he said.

Maria is expected to bring up to 15 inches of rain across affected areas. On Tuesday, US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp warned of “a very, very long night” ahead.

The Atlantic hurricane season averages 12 storms annually. This year it’s been 13 so far. For the first time on record, two Category 4 storms struck the continental US in the same year – three if Maria hits the east coast at current strength, possibly based on its current trajectory.

Hurricane Harvey produced nearly 52 inches of rain in Cedar Bayou, TX, the most ever recorded in America from a major storm – 48 inches the old record from tropical storm Claudette in 1979. Hawaii’s record rainfall was 52 inches.

Astonishingly, Hurricane Irma generated more Accumulated Cyclone Energy than any previous major Atlantic storm on record – more than this year’s first eight storms combined, including Hurricane Harvey.

A few weeks remain in this year’s hurricane season. Meteorologists expect them to be less active than what’s gone on so far – after Maria and Jose dissipate

Israeli Prime Minister to Meet with Trump

Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran

From Antiwar.com



Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and push the U.S. to withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran. Netanyahu will present an argument that Trump already has come to accept: America’s adherence to the nuclear deal cannot solely depend on Iran’s compliance with the agreement, but also whether Iran’s other policies challenge US national interests. It’s a more honest argument compared to the slogans Netanyahu has used in the past. But it is also a line that fundamentally contradicts Netanyahu’s central message of the past decades: That Iran’s nuclear program constitutes an existential threat to Israel.

The Trump administration has desperately sought a pretext to quit the nuclear deal and shed the limits the deal imposed on the US’s ability to pursue aggressive policies against Iran – even if it also sheds the limits the deal imposed on Iran’s nuclear activities. The latest idea is to use the Congressional certification – due every 90 days – where the president has to report to Congress on whether Iran is complying with the deal or not. But unlike the reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency – who is tasked to oversee the implementation of the nuclear deal – the president’s report to Congress goes beyond the nuclear issue: Trump must also report whether the suspension of sanctions against Iran is “appropriate and proportionate to the measures taken by Iran and vital to US national security interests.”

4 comments:

james@wpc said...

A quote from Anti-war-
"Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and push the U.S. to withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran. Netanyahu will present an argument that Trump already has come to accept: America’s adherence to the nuclear deal cannot solely depend on Iran’s compliance with the agreement, but also whether Iran’s other policies challenge US national interests."(Iran's 'other policies' were not part of the contract with the US)

This is just more contempt for law from israel. Nuttyhoo would not dare put this argument to Putin because he would get absolutely nowhere because it is illegal. He puts it to Trump, though, because, historically, the US has never made a treaty that it did not break.

If the US does break their contract with Iran despite Iran's compliance, no-one will negotiate anything important with the US in the future. And with the US's declining military dominance visibly declining and their inability to 'make a deal', the Empire is sunk and with it, israel.

Does israel, looking ahead to the precipice, say "Stop"? No, it's 'full speed ahead'!

greencrow said...

Hi James:

This is another example of USrael's campaign of distain against ALL International Law...even International Laws relating to agreements.

Chaos is the only condition they can thrive under and so they want to impose it on the world.

Greg Bacon said...

Another 'coinkydinnk'

Al Gore brings out his latest climate disaster movie that flops at the box office and about 10 days later, the hurricanes from Hell start hitting the USA, conventionality timed to hit at the same time the UNGA is having a session on climate change.

http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/09/19/un-general-assembly-leaders-link-hurricane-devastation-climate-change/

This video claims Israel was gifted a HAARP device? If true, it wouldn't surprise me, nothing is too good for our Overlord!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k06sKxkUX5A

But I doubt it has the power needed to project something like Harvey into the USA, but since Israel controls Congress, the WH, Treasury, the FED, and uses the Pentagon for its personal merc Army, it wouldn't be stretch to say they can also call on our HAARP technology.

greencrow said...

Thanks for the links, Greg. When will a whistleblower crawl out from the HAARP woodwork and tell us what's really going on?