“We could well within months have two rogue states that are capable of launching this type of attack against the United States as part of their information warfare cyber campaign,” said Mr. Woolsey, testifying, Tuesday, before the United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on cyber threats and security solutions.
Hezbollah – whose leader Hasan Nasrallah warns of a “strategic response” to the Israeli attacks – is known to have many short- range rockets, but longer-range, more advanced, missiles would threaten Israel’s biggest city, Tel Aviv, further south and would bring the nearby Ben Gurion airport into play.
And it is for that reason that Israeli officials are so concerned about the Russian insistence that it will deliver a batch of its advanced S300 missiles to Damascus
Citigroup essentially wrote a bill that would keep taxpayers on the hook for banks’ bets on the complex, high-stakes financial products known as derivatives. The derivatives market was central to the financial collapse. Added together, the total on-paper value of the derivatives bets outstanding in 2010 was roughly 23 times greater than the entire world’s economic output. Dodd-Frank included a requirement that financial institutions take their derivatives gambling to separate institutions not backed by federal deposit insurance.
In 2003, the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency launched the Ready campaign to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies. The campaign echoes much of survivalist rhetoric, including having enough food, water, medication and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours.
“People are concerned,” said Hobel. “They just want to know what to do in case something happens. That conversation has started to become more and more socially acceptable.”
Hearing a knock on his door at 1:30 am, a perplexed Florida man answered the door to see what kind of unannounced visitors were outside. Holding a gun for security, 26-year old Andrew Scott was instantly shot dead by police after he opened the door.
It took the Lake County Police Department an hour and a half to realize they had killed an innocent man.
The deployment of dozens of small, unmanned submarine-like watercraft was confirmed by the Los Angeles Times this week, which cites military officials speaking on condition of anonymity.
other possibility … Basically, eventually the ECB stops propping up all the banks (as they are now), and you get bank runs, bank holidays, and currency redenominations. That would mean the end of the euro system, which would then bring “cataclysmic” effects, both economic and legal.