Sunday, April 28, 2013

Chechen Chumps Were Definitely Supervised

The story of how the Boston terror brothers planned and executed their bombings alone will not last.

How can we be so sure? 

The Chechen Chumps were not bright enough to have built bombs that worked the first time, and they certainly had not tested some earlier.

Both had been so convinced by a trusted mastermind* (still unidentified) that they would avoid detection that neither left Boston's metropolitan area nor even laid low in days before video identification.  The younger chump wore a baseball cap backwards without sunglasses during the act and attended a college class afterward. The older chump , Tamerlan, who had at least worn sunglasses was no leader, however.  Either he never thought to make his younger brother wear sunglasses, or his effort to do had been unsuccessful. 

But wait, there's more. Neither were they decent combat tacticians.  According to details from a Boston news source:

"Thinking fast and with sure tactical instincts, ­Pugliese drove not into the firefight, but down one of the side streets he knows like the back of his hand. He ran through yards in the dark and outflanked the bombers. ­Pugliese began firing from the side, and police believe that he hit 26-year-old ­Tamerlan ­Tsarnaev, bringing him down."

Also, let's not forget what the Chechen Chumps told the driver of the SUV they carjacked... New York City would be their next target. But a small gasoline shortage ended the suddenly wider bombing dream of these brilliant planners.

So good was the narcissistic older chump at planning that in the 4 years prior to the Boston bombing he had not thought to buy a life insurance policy for his potential widow and infant daughter. Molten Eagle surmises this only because no journalist has even mentioned the insurance angle yet. Knowing how parasitic the Chechen Chumps were about freebies, how could Tamerlan have missed an opportunity to buy his family term insurance of $1,000,000? At his then possible ages (22, 23, 24, or 25) Tamerlan's term life insurance policy would have cost chump change.

Now that Molten Eagle has mentioned a life insurance angle, perhaps the 'professional' press corps will provide details ordinary readers would have expected by now!

*Note - How could the actual mastermind have engendered such misplaced trust, you may ask?
- By selecting naieve chumps to perform the dirty deed in the first place
- By promising neither would be caught mingling among dense marathon crows gathered, and that they would again be called upon for even more spectacular bombings
- By providing some excess bombs and munitions to implement such future bombing plans
- By assurance that the best course not to attract undue supicion would be to resume their normal activities as soon as possible

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Confused by Mainstream Journalists

 From the sidestream ...

+ KTVA -11 (Alaska) Reported, “The brothers are not students and Dzhokhar was not enrolled in medical school in the U.S.”  Makes sense to me (2nd year medical student at 19 YOA? ).

+ FOX RADIO reported that the driver of the carjacked SUV is female (why her life was spared?).

+ Deceased bomber brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, had been named after the “Sword of IslamA.K.A. the “Scourge of God”, Tamerlane. (should be self-explanatory?) Before Usama bin Laden there was Timur the Lenk (Tamorlane): “This ruthless Muslim, calling himself “the Scourge of God,” led an army that exterminated 80,000 souls in Delhi, vanquished Afghanistan, and beheaded thousands of Christians in the process. Tamorlane died in 1405 at age 69. Pacification and appeasement were futile.”

+ If the younger bomber should die, identifying a mastermind, handler and other activists becomes more problematic for law enforcement … There has been some evidence of a bomb-capable cell in the Hartford, CT. area since 9-11. (Has it eluded the FBI this long?)

Submarines are always silent and strange.



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

How the National Terrorism Advisory System Worked for Boston

By now most U.S. citizens know that President Obama says Boston bombings an act of terrorism.
”Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror,” Mr. Obama said.

We tend to agree with his simplified characterization of the legally complex word TERROR.  Consider:

+ Defining Terrorism Isn’t So Easy:
“unlawful violence intended for political effect,” is the definition law professor at the University of Texas at Austin Robert M. Chesney says he uses in classroom lectures.

+ When, And Why, to Call a Bombing ‘Terrorism’
The Boston Marathon atrocity on Monday afternoon may qualify or it may not. Since the discourse around terrorism in the U.S. is an exceptionally fraught one, here’s how to think through the issue.
Terrorism is not just violence aimed at civilians. Terrorism is violence aimed at civilians with a political objective — most often, designed to cause a spectacle.

If in the final analysis the recent Boston bombing is terrorism, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano should be fired!  Her NTAS system NEVER worked to even mildly alert the Boston public!

Why?  Because she replaced President Bush's color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) with her National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) explaining:
The NTAS system will more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector.
Well, did it?  Remember, the Bush administration had kept the threat level at Yellow.  The threat level was never lowered to Low (Green) or Guarded (Blue).[26]  Lawyer Napolitano's September 2009 Task Force removed the Low and Guarded levels from the Alert System altogether, also downgrading Elevated to "Guarded" as the new alert system's baseline.  Can you honestly claim you were more effectively informed of the Boston terror threat?  More importantly, do you find the NTAS system less confusing?

Before answering, you may want to refer to this page, which at the time of my writing actually shows:

Current Alerts
There are no current alerts.

Expired Alerts

There are no expired alerts. 

Juan Caruso's cartoon tried to warn us of future missed signals and confusion back in November 27, 2010, when General Napolitano's NTAS system was first implemented:

Submarines are always silent and strange.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Answers for S ubmarine Questions of the Week (4/11/13)

For background information relating to question set A or B see the original posting.

Questions of the Week with Answers

1) - Why are the 2 crests shown above different? ANS: See captions shown below the photos.

Russia will remove the badge and registration number of its submarines during operations and testing,  a senior Russian navy official has announced recently.

2) - What name is given to the second identifier described above (e.g. K-39 or K-414)?  ANS: The alpha-numerica designations have been termed tactical identifiers.

3) - Upon what is the second identifier placed, and where is it located?  ANS: Tactical designations are inscribed on a copper plaque located in the control room (main control area).

4) - What is the current Russian identification convention for submarines, and is it similar to the U.S. convention?  ANS: source
"The Navy submarines have essentially two numbers: onboard and tactical. Onboard number consists of three digits, which is to be changed every two years whereas the tactical number is assigned to the ship immediately after construction and usually stays the same throughout its service."

5) - When was the current Russian identifier convention for submarines enacted?  ANS: source
"According to the newspaper 'Izvestia', the decision was approved in March 2013."

6) - What was the published reason for the current identifier convention? ANS: source
"The military has explained the move to remove the insignia as a measure to complicate the identification by potential enemy ships."

7) - Is the published reason for the current identifier convention the most likely reason?

"The primary objective of operational submarine is to stay hidden from the enemy. The registration and shield, now visible on Russian submarines, are pieces of identification," the official said.  ANS: Hardly (NO); the new practice had already been Soviet Russia's policy as recently as the late 1980s and it has also been the practice of the U.S. Navy's silent service at least as long ago as during WW2.  Example here.

Russia's published justification, while not untrue, is certainly not very revealing. Molten Eagle believes Russia's much improved financial position and ability to construct new subs has rendered the previous practice unnecessary and imprudent.  Russia's renewed submarine stealth policy is intended to mark both her; 1)  Belatedly credible intention to mount serious competition in submarine operations for the first time since the Soviet Union's collapse, and; 2)  Diminished need for city financial sponsorship of submarine construction due to reliable revenues she now receives from foreign energy and military sales. 

Submarines are always silent and strange.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Submarine Questions of the Week (4/11/13)


Russia currently has about 70 commissioned submarines. Each has displayed at least one crest painted on a red background, and white 'hull' digits. Each submarine was also assigned another identifier (e.g. K-39 or K-414). 

Questions of the Week

1) - Why are the 2 crests shown above different?

2) - What name is given to the second identifier described above (e.g. K-39 or K-414)?

3) - Upon what is the second identifier placed, and where is it located?

4) - What is the current Russian identification convention for submarines, and is it similar to the U.S. convention?

5) - When was the current Russian identifier convention for submarines enacted?

6) - What was the published reason for the current identifier convention?

7) - Is the published reason for the current identifier convention the most likely reason?   

ANSWERS: Monday, April  15th.

Submarines are always silent and strange.


Monday, April 08, 2013

Answers for Sub Questions of the Week - April 04, 2013

For background information and photographs relating to question set A or B see the original posting.

Question Set  'A" with promised Answer

1)  Identify the content (compartment, vessel, and year) of the above photo.  ANS: Control Room of German submarine UB-110 photographed in Nov. 1918.
The next two questions are thought experiments:
2)  About what percentage of today's female submarine recruits do you imagine might have volunteered to serve in a U.S. vessel of the same vintage?  (no answer will be given)
3)  About what percentage of today's male submarine recruits do you imagine might have volunteered to serve in a U.S. vessel of the same vintage?   (no answer will be given)

Question  Set 'B' with Answers

4)  To what port is this sub headed? ANSsubmarine base at Pearl Harbor,  Feb. 10, 2001.
5)  Identify the sub by name and hull number. ANSUSS Greeneville (SSN-772).

Submarines are always silent and strange.


Friday, April 05, 2013

Alabama Native Lives in Danger, But from Whom?

 Week's Best Quote ?

"From an undisclosed location in Somalia, he grows vegetables, helps his wives around the house, and trolls his one-time colleagues in al-Shebab on Twitter, his newfound passion." --- ‘There’s No Turning Back’: My Interview With a Hunted American Jihadist, Spencer Ackerman, 04.04.13

Omar Shafik Hammami (almost 29 years young), aka Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, is an American citizen who  has been a member and leader in the Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabaab since November 2006.

Hammami has served as a commander, propagandist, and recruiter. He was rumored to have been killed in March and July 2011, but has appeared in later videos.

In November 2012, the FBI added Hammami to its Most Wanted Terrorist  list.[19] A federal arrest warrant was issued for him in 2007, and as of March 2013 there is a $5 million bounty for him.


On 17 December 2012, Al-Shabaab posted a message on Twitter publicly chastising Hammami for releasing videos in a "narcissistic pursuit of fame." The tweet asserted that the group had tried to talk with him privately but in vain. Al-Shabaab claimed a moral obligation to reveal Hammami's "obstinacy".[19]

There can be little doubt about this man's courage and the danger in which he lives, only doubts about from where most of that danger actually originates. 

Submarines are always silent and strange.