Wednesday, July 4, 2012

World Watch Daily: Wednesday July 4 2012 Tammuz 14, 5772

Koenig's International News
Washington: 8:33:57 am - July 4, 2012 - Jerusalem: 3:33:57 pm - Tammuz 14, 5772

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The United States has quietly increased its military presence in the Persian Gulf to deter Tehran from attempting to shut the Strait of Hormuz, according to a New York Times report published Tuesday.

Linking the Persian Gulf with the Indian Ocean, the Strait is used to transport about a fifth of the world’s oil on a daily basis, and the popular assessment within the IDF is that Iran – which borders the channel to the north and east – has the ability to shut it down if it so chooses.

The report identified a number of visible elements of the US buildup in the Gulf, including sending increasing numbers of aircraft, including the F-22 Raptor, which boasts stealth capabilities, into two separate bases in the Persian Gulf. The planes join jets and carrier strike groups already in the area.


Iran test-fires medium range missiles


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Iran said on Tuesday it had successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel in response to threats of military action against the country, Iranian media reported.


Source: Iran preparing to down American passenger planes


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A source who served in Iranian intelligence says the Iranian regime is preparing to down Western airliners in case of an attack on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has been preparing for war for some time as the Islamic regime closes in on developing nuclear weapons, says a source who served in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence and has recently defected to a country in Europe.


Washington Post: 
Lightning gone wild during Washington D.C.’s derecho


A video of lightning flashes captured by the Washington, D.C. Lightning 
Mapping Array shown atop a radar (rain reflectivity) image. (Scott Rudlosky)

The wind stole the show, but the second most striking feature of Friday night’s derecho was the vivid, almost continuous display of lightning.

The amount of atmospheric energy for this event was through the roof, priming the sky for the lightning spectacle.

It turns out the coverage and intensity of lightning was measured and mapped via a local network of 10 sensors known as the Washington, D.C. Lightning Mapping Array (DCLMA).


Intense Storms Called a "Super Derecho" Slam 700 Miles of the US

A "super derecho" of violent thunderstorms left a more than 700-mile trail of destruction across the Midwest and mid-Atlantic on Friday, cutting power to millions and killing thirteen people.


Dericho in Spanish: right, justice, law, equity, honest 
Could Washington's brunt of the 'super dericho' be connected to the Supreme Court's Thursday decision?



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