Israel Attack on Iran: Remembering the Horns of Hattin.
you know it is much much easier to enrich uranium from 20% to 90%,
than to enrich uranium up from 3.5% to 20%. Time needed is shorter
while complexity greatly reduced. European countries such as
Germany, Italy and Netherlands are about six months from acquiring a
most don't go that far because it is not necessary. The knowledge a
country is on the verge of the nuclear club is enough of a deterrent.
Revenge is best served cold even if you need to wait a year to
retaliate against an aggressor. Now in the case of Israel rattling
its sabres over Iran, who is aggressor and who the unprovoked victim.
Does it ever matter.
attack by Israel against Iran will unleash a torrent of catastrophic
backlashes across the middle east, ultimately leading the collapse of
the Jewish State. The big player in this scenario is the by product
of 20% U-235 enrichment. Depleted Uranium. A high explosive used by
US and UK forces in the Gulf War One , Bosnia War, the Bombing of
Serbia and the Iraq War.
Back on main street: Russia's Vladimir Putin describes an attack on Iran as
"If it happens the consequences will be truly catastrophic, The real scale is impossible to
imagine. Picture Krakow 2009
is interesting that Hezbollah fired off some 3970 rockets into Israel during the 2006 conflict. Essentially they were pretty weak but still
terrorised the population. Hezbollah now claims to have over 50,000
rockets. Should these weapons be armed with depleted uranium then
Israel has a genuine military problem. Use of Nuclear weapons
against a conventionally armed opponent would not be acceptable as
well as unwise in such a confined space. Indeed this tiny strip of
land had always been difficult to defend for long periods. Most of
Israel’s population and infrastructure facilities are within reach
of Hezbollah's rockets.
is only time before the armies of the Islamic states match themselves
against the West. Should Israel decide to renounce diplomacy and
attack Iran and then the result will be something like the following
July 2nd 1187, Saladin, plotted to lure Guy de Lusignan
king of Jerusalem into leading his Crusader army from the safety of
his defences. So, he lay siege to King Raymond's fortress at Tiberias
while the main Muslim army of 30, 000 men remained at Kafr Sabt.
had calculated he could defeat the crusaders only in an open
battlefield rather than besieging their heavy fortifications. Guy
de Lusignan, was goaded into this action by the warmonger Raynald of
Châtillon during a council of war that evening. The
following day Guy marched the Crusader army north towards Tiberias.
From the outset they were constantly harassed Muslim archers on
noon on that day, the 20,000 strong Frankish army had advanced six
miles towards a spring at the village of Turan. There was still some
nine miles to Tiberias. With only a half day of marching time
remaining, attempts to leave this sure water source while under the
constant attack of Saladin's army, would be considered foolhardy. For
unknown reasons, Guy set out that very afternoon, marching his army
the Frankish army left Turan, the Muslims began their attack in
earnest. Saladin sent a pincher around the Frankish force seizing the
spring at Turan, blocking any Frankish line of retreat. This
manoeuvre would provide Saladin with his victory. In
the ensuing struggle, the Frankish rearguard was forced to a
standstill by continuous attacks, halting the whole army on the
plateau at the Horns of Hattin The crusaders were forced to make
camp while being surrounded by the Muslims. They now had no water nor
any hope of receiving supplies or reinforcements.
ad-Din from that time describes the situation of the Frankish army:............ "They
were closely beset as in a noose, while still marching on as though
being driven to death that they could see before them, convinced of
their doom and destruction and themselves aware that the following
day they would be visiting their graves."
the morning of Saturday July 4th 1187, the Crusader army
was totally decimated by the Saladin's Saracens thus ending the
Kingdom of Jerusalem and further effective Christian power in the
Levant. It had lasted ninety years.
Communities under change, a visual report about changes in Divided cities challenged by conflict and social unrest. Berlin 1989. A cross marks the end of the Wall and a tribute to those fallen while trying to escape from communism.
The Grim reaper returned on Friday 5 th August 2011 almost four years to the day it first appeared to strike its boney knuckle on the door...
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La Tene, the Cooley Gathering
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Post-post photojournalism is now Photomoderne.
Post photojournalism entered the media world around 2003 with the arrival of citizens journalism. There came the use of free Internet images with decline in newspaper readership and revenue. Though it was depleting as a press profession photojournalists refused to abandon it as an outdated medium.
In post-post photojournalism (since 2008) where acceptance of all things new, creation of new roles, markets and the return of the credible source to verify Citizen's news, we see photojournalism branching in many directions. Today it evolves, develops, and creates a powerful destiny to fulfill.
Post-post photojournalism is now Photomoderne breaking with tradition.
The documentary essay merges with the artistic expression. De Kijk is a tribute to the Dutch masters Theo Van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian who made De Stijl.....the new VVKH building in Leiden. NL
Trouble with colour
living in the abstract, new photojournalism creates fresh branches for a colourful future
Art and the City
Street propaganda mediums are part of culture wars
The unsinkable and the infallable show signs of mortality
War & the Plastik heaven
Watching over or just watching. Selection of images from the project , war & the plastik heaven. The Hague, netherlands, a europe burdened with security, 90% of the planets defense budget spent by US & Europe.
A selection of portraits from the Combatant's project, above, Sarajevo, opposite page, Kurdistan, Iraq, Ulster, Syria, Palestine, Bosnia, Trans-dinistra.
defending Sarajevo 1992
Here we Go ............. BREAKING BORDERS
A child slides in Herastrau Park Bucharest 1996
Borders beyond borders, Crossing the lines
Prisoners lives #2 A recent visit to Auschwitz made me think about borders and how they are crossed.
The Tenth Crusade
The commander of the notorious Tenth Crusade leaves his post and his people to their fate he created.
Onward Christian soldiers
The Christian war machine can produce an array of dubious leaders . The Georgians loved him because he killed so many Russians.............Prague..spring 1990....from War & the Plastik heaven
Where land is Akbar & god is humble
The demographics say it all. From the few thousands to the many millions in only a hundred years, Man triumphs over god's plan for armageddon, or is it just the will to survive.
a highway beneath a canal
The big Run
A bank machine next to a Leiden art gallery... july 08........................ Henry Paulson, who cashed out his Goldman stock valued at $575 million to become the Secretary of Treasury (without having to pay any taxes on the sale), earned more than $53 million in pocket change during just his last two years at Goldman Sachs for innovations such as a new line of "Mortgage Backed Securities." Gambling more than a trillion dollars on risky subprime second mortgages......http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10433........does anybody out there believe in conspiracy theories.
Let the battle for new Rome commence
stars & strips over the Boston southie skyline 1988
McCain and Obama spar in first debate
Mr McCain argued: "We are winning in Iraq and we will come home with victory and with honour,"...and...""Russia has now become a nation fuelled by petro-dollars....I looked in Mr Putin's eyes and I saw three letters - a K, a G and B," whilst Mr Obama pointed "to the spread of al-Qaeda to some 60 countries" and that the US had to do more , including improving its own image as a "beacon of light" on rights." . .......BBC...Saturday, 27 September 2008 08:35 UK ....
This is a little spot on Derry's Walls where girls from a nearby school meet as a private location to discuss things and do things and plan things. It is a long road ahead for these unsuspecting hopefuls.
A picture from Berlin. A Martin Luther King poster I think translates as "Expressing the truth needs courage." Although this was taken in 2006 I feel it can be put to use to celebrate the King anniversay.