Hurricane Sandy Video. In New York, hastily prepared to face the hurricane "Sandy." According to weather forecasts, the brunt of the elements have to just to the states of New York and New Jersey. The storm, which locals have dubbed "Frankenshtorm" will bring heavy rain and snow, and the wind speed will reach 100-120 km / h
Given these forecasts, the regions have a state of emergency, all the emergency services in New York transferred to the medium security service: weekends, holidays and days off canceled. Closed ferry from Batteri Park to the island on which stands the Statue of Liberty, closed subway, canceled most of the routes of buses and trains. Closed to the Central Park. Canceled classes in all educational institutions of the city, will not work and the courts.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the evacuation of all coastal areas of the city. "If you refuse to evacuate, you do not just Exposure of their lives at risk but also the lives of those people who will have to rescue you," - said the mayor.
Residents of at least actively preparing for the coming disaster. In stores huge demand matches, flashlights, batteries, stoves, candles. "One-month supply of matches, candles and lanterns, we sold out this morning," - said the owner of a small hardware store. In grocery supermarkets people buy canned fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee, pasta and cereals, whole packs of water and hygiene products.
In the city center, many shops have closed down, the owners are going to open them only after the hurricane. New York streets were deserted, and freely on the roads, except for the entrances to the major shopping centers.more
Hurricane "Sandy" could affect the U.S. presidential election. Approaching the northeast U.S. hurricane "Sandy" has made adjustments to the campaign and may influence the vote on November 6. At the campaign headquarters Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney revised travel plans around the country and meeting with the Americans, not to distract them from preparing to repel the disaster.
Deputy Press Secretary of the White House Josh Ernest said that at the moment Barack Obama considers it a priority to ensure the safety of residents of the country and minimize the consequences of the hurricane. According to him, the president put first duties of the supreme commander and leader of the nation, and only then - the candidate.
On Saturday morning, the acting head of the U.S. administration held a teleconference meeting with the heads of the Ministry of National Security, the Federal Office of Emergency Management and the National Center for the Study of hurricanes. He gave instructions to ensure that all states are required to prepare for the storm and keep it in the course of this work.
Press secretary of the presidential campaign headquarters Jen Psaki reported that changes in travel plans across the country to meet with voters may be made depending on the situation on the ground, but Obama's schedule has already undergone a small correction. Thus, his departure from Washington to Florida, originally scheduled for Monday morning due to weather conditions postponed to Sunday night.
According to recent reports, U.S. President Barack Obama has canceled because of the storm, "Sandy" to be held on Monday and Tuesday campaign events in Virginia and Colorado to stay in Washington and to coordinate the fight against the coming to the east coast of the country element. Press the White House said that the President's plans are subject to further adjustments depending on the development of the situation, which is more than alarming.
Republicans and Democrats have urged Obama to make an attack on Iran! The influential U.S. organization Bipartisan Policy Center, which includes retired generals, intelligence officers and politicians from both the Republican and Democratic parties, a package of proposals on Iran, says "Haaretz".
The document, which will be officially presented on February 1, says that the most important U.S. foreign policy objective is to prevent the emergence of Tehran's military nuclear weapon and delivery systems.
To achieve this objective Bipartisan Policy Center suggested the Obama administration to take a number of steps: improve the tone in discussions with Iran and impose on him tougher sanctions and start preparing and planning for a military operation aimed at the destruction of the nuclear industry in the country.
In particular, the report advised the leadership of the country as follows:
- To intensify intelligence-subversive activity in Iran,
- Send to the region several minesweepers and the aircraft carrier strike group additional U.S. Navy
- Held in conjunction with the Allies several large-scale military exercises,
- To prepare a stock of equipment, resources and materials necessary for the war with Iran
- To help Saudi Arabia and other countries to build a loyal alternative ways to supply oil to world markets (bypassing the Strait of Hormuz, which Iran has promised to block)
- To strengthen the supply of weapons combat potential of the Allied armies of Arab states - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates.
"The United States should set a clear alternative to Iran: if it terminates its nuclear program through negotiations, or it will be destroyed by military means - the U.S. and / or Israeli," - the participants in their position Bipartisan Policy Center.
This, however, notes that immediately before the attack on Iran must be set "quarantine" - that is to ban the country imports of light oil products (despite the large amounts of crude oil to Tehran lacks its fuel because of a lack of refining capacity). Even if such a "quarantine" will not help, the only alternative will be a military operation.
The report stressed that the large-scale war against Iran is very desirable, therefore, advised the leadership of the United States to spend a few weeks a "surgical" military air operation, along with that also encouraged to use special forces to destroy key installations in the enemy rear. Liquidation to be military objectives and elements of Iran's nuclear infrastructure.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration itself expresses serious concern Iran's nuclear program: According to The New York Times, the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that Iran is a growing threat to U.S. security. According to him, in case of war, the Iranians are going to carry the U.S. terrorist attacks. He noted that, according to him, for such preparations is personally Iran's supreme leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
In recent months, relations between Iran and the West deteriorated sharply. The U.S. and Europe have imposed strict economic sanctions Tehran, demanding the termination of its nuclear program. Iran has vowed to break the back of oil supplies from the Persian Gulf to world markets. U.S. is threatened with force.more
USA made a list associated with the Russian spies companies. The U.S. Commerce Department added to the list of subjects on which imposed export restrictions, 165 companies and individuals associated with the business Fishchenko Alexander, who was arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia. As the press release published on the website FBI now delivery of any goods from the U.S. to these companies is possible only after obtaining a special license.
Most got to the list of business firms and individuals - 119 - from Russia. In addition, the restrictions were the representatives of Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Sweden, the UK and Belize.
At present, the list of the Ministry of Commerce are only two organizations from Russia Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics (VNIITF) and the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF).
165 subjects included in the list on the grounds that their activities saw a threat to national security and foreign policy interests of the United States. According to U.S. authorities, they acted as mediators, through which the company Fishchenko delivered from the U.S. to Russia microelectronics.
Alexander Fishchenko a director of two companies - American Arc Electronics Inc and Russian Apex System. October 2, he was arrested along with his co-workers 10 on charges of illegally exporting military technology to Russia. October 3 were charged.
According to the investigation, the company supplied the RF Fishchenko advanced microelectronics to bypass compulsory licensing in the United States. In particular, it is about microcontrollers, microprocessors, analog-to-digital converters and chips operating static random access memory (SRAM). This technique can be used for military purposes, in particular, for the collection of radar surveillance systems, management systems missiles.more
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War anarchists accused of plotting a coup in the USA! Four U.S. military who hold anarchist views, accused of plotting a coup in the United States and the attempt on President Barack Obama. These charges, as reported by Associated Press, announced the prosecutor at the hearing on the case of a double murder in December 2011.
According to the investigation, the military shot dead 19-year old former soldier Michael Roark (Michael Roark) and his 17-year-old girlfriend Tiffany York (Tiffany York), to conceal their plans. Roark, according to anarchists, was a traitor, which is why they decided to kill him. The perpetrators were arrested shortly after the murder, but until August 27 of their motives public knew nothing.
August 27 prosecutors told the court that the criminal group of current and former U.S. military personnel, have spent at least 87 thousand dollars on weapons and parts for the bomb. One of the defendants, Private First Class Michael Burnett (Michael Burnett), pleaded guilty and in cooperation with the investigation in December testified against his accomplices - Private Agigi Isaac (Isaac Aguigui), which is considered the leader of the group, Sgt Anthony Pedena (Anthony Peden) and Private Christopher Salmon (Christopher Salmon).
Members of the group called FEAR ("Fear", an abbreviation of "Forever Enduring Always Ready" - "Always patient, always ready") planned to "give government of the country in the hands of the people," Burnett quoted CNN. The total number of members of the military FEAR unknown.
Hearings on the accomplices Burnett scheduled for Thursday, August 30.more
Hurricane "Isaac" has reached the coast of Louisiana! Hurricane first category "Isaac" on the night of August 29, reached the south-eastern coast of Louisiana. It is reported by CNN, with reference to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
No casualties or damage so far not reported, however, "Isaac" has already caused a power outage in about 100,000 residents of Louisiana. Currently Hurricane slow-moving along the coast and in the next few hours should reach New Orleans.
The mayor of New Orleans, reported Associated Press, said that the government does not expect the city to the consequences of such of hurricane "Katrina" in 2005, but urged residents to be vigilant and avoid streets that are flooded.
Wind speed at the center of the hurricane is now up to 130 kilometers per hour. According to the forecasts of meteorologists in the next few hours, it may increase, and "Isaac" can be assigned to the second category on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Hurricane "Katrina", the fifth - the maximum - category on the Saffir-Simpson scale, hit New Orleans in late August 2005. Were then flooded 80 percent of the city, 1836 people have been officially declared dead. The economic costs of "Katrina" was estimated at $ 125 billion.more
Morgan Stanley fined for damages! Brokerage unit of Morgan Stanley will pay a fine of $ 450-thousand dollars U.S. regulators. The money will pay for the bank allowed one of its traders "too much" in 2009. It is reported that while the bank's management has traced the trader Jared Wainwright (Jared Weinryt) while limiting the operations of 116 million dollars of transactions concluded on the $ 1.3 billion. Then the company posted a loss of 14.9 million dollars. The company immediately fired a dashing young man and introduced an additional control over the transactions of its traders.more