Basic Survival and Communications Skills in the Aftermath

As a ham radio operator, I highly recommend this book!
Check out this book in the Amazon store. If you’re any sort of Prepper, whether you’re new at it or an old hand, you might want to read this and keep a copy of it on your kindle or eReader.  This is only available right now in the Kindle Store and in digital format.  The author tells me he is planning to come out in other reader formats later (after his contract with Kindle expires).
The book covers radio systems and communications, and discusses various “End of the World” scenarios.  Even the author doesn’t believe most of them will occur (Alien invasion was one he mentions) but certainly it gets you thinking about what might be!
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Where have all the chemical weapons gone, long time passing….

Where have all the chemical weapons gone, long time passing?
Where have all the chemical weapons gone, long time ago?
Where have all the chemical weapons gone?
Unit 450 picked them everyone.
Oh, when will Obama ever learn?
Oh, when will Obama ever learn?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324755104579071330713553794.html

White House Statement: Syria

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
September 09, 2013

Statement on Additional Countries in Support of September 6 Joint Statement on Syria

On September 6, the United States and 10 other countries issued a joint statement on Syria, condemning in the strongest terms the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons on August 21 in the suburbs of Damascus and calling for a strong international response. The statement explicitly supports the efforts undertaken by the United States and other countries to reinforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons.

Since the issuance of that statement, additional countries (marked by an asterisk) have signed on to the statement and publicly support its content. The countries now formally supporting this statement are:

Albania*

Australia

Canada

Croatia*

Denmark*

Estonia*

France

Germany*

Honduras*

Hungary*

Italy

Japan

Republic of Korea

Kosovo*

Latvia*

Lithuania*

Morocco*

Qatar*

Romania*

Saudi Arabia

Spain

Turkey

United Arab Emirates*

United Kingdom

United States

We welcome additional countries expressing their support for this statement and our continued efforts to hold the Assad regime accountable and enforce the international norm against the use of chemical weapons. The statement will continue to be updated and can be found at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/foreign-policy/syria.

Text of Joint Statement on Syria:

The international norm against the use of chemical weapons is longstanding and universal.  The use of chemical weapons anywhere diminishes the security of people everywhere.  Left unchallenged, it increases the risk of further use and proliferation of these weapons.

We condemn in the strongest terms the horrific chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21st that claimed the lives of so many men, women, and children.  The evidence clearly points to the Syrian government being responsible for the attack, which is part of a pattern of chemical weapons use by the regime.

We call for a strong international response to this grave violation of the world’s rules and conscience that will send a clear message that this kind of atrocity can never be repeated. Those who perpetrated these crimes must be held accountable.

Signatories have consistently supported a strong UN Security Council Resolution, given the Security Council’s responsibilities to lead the international response, but recognize that the Council remains paralyzed as it has been for two and a half years.  The world cannot wait for endless failed processes that can only lead to increased suffering in Syria and regional instability.  We support efforts undertaken by the United States and other countries to reinforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons.

We commit to supporting longer term international efforts, including through the United Nations, to address the enduring security challenge posed by Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.  Signatories have also called for the UN fact finding mission to present its results as soon as possible, and for the Security Council to act accordingly.

We condemn in the strongest terms all human rights violations in Syria on all sides.  More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict, more than 2 million people have become refugees, and approximately 5 million are internally displaced.  Recognizing that Syria’s conflict has no military solution, we reaffirm our commitment to seek a peaceful political settlement through full implementation of the 2012 Geneva Communique.  We are committed to a political solution which will result in a united, inclusive and democratic Syria.

We have contributed generously to the latest United Nations (UN) and ICRC appeals for humanitarian assistance and will continue to provide support to address the growing humanitarian needs in Syria and their impact on regional countries. We welcome the contributions announced at the meeting of donor countries on the margins of the G20.  We call upon all parties to allow humanitarian actors safe and unhindered access to those in need.

European signatories will continue to engage in promoting a common European position.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/09/09/statement-additional-countries-support-september-6-joint-statement-syria

 

Breaking: US to ignore Russian Proposal

JPOST BREAKING: US official to ‘Post’: Russia proposal to put Syria chemical arms under global control will go ignored

RAGreeneCNN‏@RAGreeneCNN3m
US official calls Kerry remark on #Syria chemical weapons “a major goof,” says he “went off script,” CNN’s @jimsciuttoCNN reports

More tweets on Syria

Report: Senior administration official says Russia’s push for Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control is ‘another delay tactic’ – @PeterAlexander

2 mins ago from twitter.com/PeterAlexander by editor

RT @BreakingNews: Syrian Foreign Minister: Syria welcomes Russia’s proposal for Damascus to put its chemical weapons under international control – @Reuters

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says should UN report confirm the use of chemical weapons, the Security Council could unite around it – @AJELive
1 min ago from twitter.com/AJELive by editor

Max Fisher‏@Max_Fisher4m
Even if Russia’s Syria chem weapons proposal is just a bluff, it shows that Obama’s threats are actually working: http://wapo.st/1cZ3J6p

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says chemical weapons handover idea for Syria must not be used as a ‘distraction tactic’ – @Reuters
38 secs ago by editor

Wag the Dog?

Is this entire Syrian issue with Chemical Weapons a cover up?

Seriously, Obama, almost a year ago stated what “the red line” was.

A year later – well in August it turns out that chemical weapons were used.  And they were used BEFORE that apparently and we did nothing.  Now we MUST do something?

What happened to the 27 or 30 scandals?  Oh, yeah, they aren’t in the news suddenly are they?

Benghazi is being ignored by the media. Deaths of Navy Seals, ignored.  The IRS scandal, ignored.  The NSA spying, ignored.  Project Gun walker and Fast and Furious, completely forgotten now… Obama has lied time and again to the American public.  Kerry has lied, over and over.  Hillary Clinton lied.  The IRS Director lied.  Eric Holder lied.

Or is this something worse, a method by which the asshole-in-chief manages to bring us to the brink of a nuclear war with Russia just so he and Putin can make nice-nice on the sidelines and “fix” the whole world, bring “peace in our time” or make himself appear to be larger than life?

What if this is all a giant hoax perpetrated by Obama and his puppet masters?

What if…..

Breaking: Syria Chemical Attack confirmed

Preliminary reports by Reuters states that the UN has concluded that the attack WAS a chemical attack and it WAS carried out by “Government Forces”.

Is this another smoke screen by the US to involve us in yet another war in the Middle East?  Check your six folks…..

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57599888/u.s-detected-activity-at-syria-chemical-weapons-sites-before-attack/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/23/us-syria-crisis-chemicals-activists-idUSBRE97M0HB20130823