Friday, February 12, 2010

The lay of the land: Snow in 49 states and new U.S. bases


WWW
--Again, I cannot make claim to the veracity of this, but it all looks about right and comes from a source in the Middle East whose identity will remain anonymous. Cut-and-pasted as received, misspellings included.


*ALL 49 STATES HAVE SNOW* HAWAII ALONE
SOMALIA/YEMEN
US Naval & Air Bases:
1. Island of Socotra (off Horn of Africa)[NEW]
2. Hudaydah (Yemen)[NEW]
3. Djibouti [US/FRENCH BASE]
4. Island of Diego Garcia [US/UK BASE]
[[[Limited use of bases in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Seychilles Islands]]]

OPERATION MOSHTARAK (largest op of aghan war)
0330 Hours Local (started)
+15,000 US, NATO & Afghan Forces
Sieze & Control Marja (+80,000 residents)
("Opium Capital of Afghanistan" +1,000 taliban)

opertion moshtarak (update)
air strike requests (fighter jets)
marjeh:
80% sunni pashtun's - pro taliban and/or pro pakistan
10% shia hazara persians - pro iran
10% other (pro india)

attack order (not order of battle)
special force kill/capture initiated inside perimeter
ground troops begin perimeter breaching
hellfire & tow rocket strikes
air assault (helo insertion of ground troops inside perimeter)
air strike requests (fighter jets)

AFGHANISTAN
OPERATION MOSHTARAK
0330 HOURS begin op
[[[no pre-aerial bombing due to new civilian population heavy warfare concept]]]

US & NATO Special Forces shaping operations (kill & capture of leadership)
Conventional Forces initiating breach of Taliban tunnels, bunkers, heavy weapons emplacements, set IED's and landmines around Marjah.
90% of population remain in Marjah

IRAN
DOS (DEPT. OF STATE - SUNDAY DEPARTURE)
SEC STATE Clinton: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel & Jordan
UNDER SEC STATE Burns: Lebanon & Syria
"COLD-WAR LEVEL DIPLOMACY"

LEBANON
USNS GRAPPLE
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 (EOD MU8)
Ethiopia Airlines 737