Al Qaida Subverts Causes

This article in ADN Kronos is an interesting perspective on how Al Qaida adopts causes to gain adherents, but then subsequently poisons, perverts, and kills the original cause. Please stop by for the read.

Islamic vs. Islamist: Consequences of Surrender

middle_east.jpgAs the Democrats continue to posture and bluster about progress in Iraq and by neglect propose surrendering to Al Qaeda, the Sadrists, and Cowardice, it’s time to continue delving into the potential outcomes of surrender. [Update: More on the planned Al Qaida State in Iraq at LGF.]

We covered the consequences to the children of Iraq in my earlier post, this post will continue to look at the longer-term geopolitical and global economic consequences.

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Al Gore in the Twilight Zone

tzone3sm.jpgAs Rod Serling might say:

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

Global Warming models have just tripped over their hockey sticks again, in a new NASA study the reflectivity of aerosols is much greater than the numbers input into the computer models. Al Gore has some more remodeling to do before he flips the man-made global warming house in other words.

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What appears as clear sky around a cloud as seen from the ground through a digital camera (left) actually has a twilight zone of light-reflecting particles around it (right). To see this, the blue light from the atmosphere in the original image is first subtracted (middle). The twilight zone is revealed after the darker parts of the image are enhanced (right). Credit: Koren et al., Geophysical Research Letters

So we find another factor makes the model originally used by “An Inconvenient Truth” inaccurate. In the past I’ve pointed out how they ignore volcanos, as have Michael Crichton and others [ed here I was mistaken – more in depth reading of actual papers demonstrates that they have explored this extensively and adjusted for it. ,] but there are many factors largely ignored by the models. Continue reading “Al Gore in the Twilight Zone”