Abandon Ship!

What’s I say? This is what happens when you put all your eggs in the Russian technology basket and the basket falls apart.

Space station could be abandoned in November

Astronauts may need to temporarily withdraw from the International Space Station before the end of this year if Russia is unable to resume manned flights of its Soyuz rocket after a failed cargo launch last week, according to the NASA official in charge of the outpost.

Despite a delivery of important logistics by the final space shuttle mission in July, safety concerns with landing Soyuz capsules in the middle of winter could force the space station to fly unmanned beginning in November, according to Michael Suffredini, NASA’s space station program manager.

“Logistically, we can support [operations] almost forever, but eventually if we don’t see the Soyuz spacecraft, we’ll probably going to unmanned ops before the end of the year,” Suffredini said in an interview Thursday, one day after Russia lost a Soyuz rocket with an automated Progress resupply ship bound for the space station.

See also:
Will the Space Station be Abandoned?
International Space Station might be abandoned in November
Cargo Craft Loss Prompts ISS Concerns
NASA Sets Space Station Status Update Briefing for Monday
Roscosmos smarting after Progress loss
ISS crew safe despite supply failure: Russia, US
Matt Reed: After Russian crash, turn to the F-150 of American rockets
Progress Fails To Make Progress

Okay, so the Russian rockets are turning out to be piles of junk. Why can’t we launch the Progress cargo ship or the manned Soyuz capsule on top of the highly successful, dependable workhorse, Delta IV or Atlas V rockets? Where’s that old fashioned American ingenuity?

/and what about SpaceX, they’re already planning a rendezvous mission to dock with the ISS later this year, why can’t resources be poured into that and the schedule moved up?

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Obama’s Malmedy

You stand them up, supply them with cash and weapons, and declare them as your allies . . . you own them.

Rebels settle scores in Libyan capital

The killings were pitiless.

They had taken place at a makeshift hospital, in a tent marked clearly with the symbols of the Islamic Crescent. Some of the dead were on stretchers, attached to intravenous drips. Some were on the back of an ambulance that had been shot at. A few were on the ground, seemingly attempting to crawl to safety when the bullets came.

Around 30 men lay decomposing in the heat. Many of them had their hands tied behind their back, either with plastic handcuffs or ropes. One had a scarf stuffed into his mouth. Almost all of the victims were black men. Their bodies had been dumped near the scene of two of the fierce battles between rebel and regime forces in Tripoli.

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Crimes against humanity mounting in Libya courtesy of US and NATO
Disturbing Trend in Tripoli: Reports of Executions and Abandoned Bodies
African ‘mercenaries’ are executed in cold-blood by rebels in Libya
Atrocities taint rebel victory
Black Africans executed in cold-blood by rebels in Libya

Obama said we went into Libya to protect civilians. It all turned out to be a big lie. What we got is up to our neck complicity in brutal, cold blooded war crimes committed by our “rebel allies”. If we can’t control their savage “Allahu Akbar” asses, we have no business whatsoever slathering them with cash, weapons, arstrikes, and formal diplomatic recognition.

/Samantha Power must be so proud

All He Wanted For Christmas Was Jihad

Anyone see what the problem is here? Antonio Martinez was a normal, peaceful young adult . . . until he converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Hussain. Then he suddenly became a hate filled jihadi monster, obsessed with killing infidels, in other words, a typical, devout Muslim.

Man charged in bomb plot appeared to drift into Islamic extremism

Not so long ago, the young man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Catonsville had a mundane job: selling children’s clothes at Columbia Mall.

When he was hired as a sales associate about a year ago, Antonio Martinez was polite, hardworking — and a newly baptized Christian, a former co-worker recalled Wednesday. He seemed like a typical young adult working a typical retail job.

Then one day he surprised co-workers by declaring that he had converted to Islam.

“Within a few weeks he has a floor mat down in the back room praying to Mecca, telling us he’s going to a mosque and converting to Islam,” the former colleague said. She insisted on anonymity because she is not authorized by her employer to speak publicly and because she fears for her family’s safety.

The sudden change of faith is among the many mysteries surrounding Martinez, 21, who is also known as Muhammad Hussain. He was charged Wednesday with attempting to detonate what he thought was a vehicle bomb at the Armed Forces Career Center in the 5400 block of Baltimore National Pike.

For reasons that remain shrouded, federal authorities say Martinez not only embraced Islam recently but grabbed hold of a radical interpretation of the religion — one that exalts violence against adherents of other faiths as a righteous path to glory.

See also:
Baltimore man accused of plotting to blow up military recruiting station in Md.
Baltimore man arrested in foiled terrorism plot
In plan to attack recruiting center, echoes of Christmas tree bombing plot
A terror suspect in our midst
Authorities say Md. man obsessed with jihad arrested in plot to bomb recruiting center
Baltimore Plot Shows More Terror Home Grown
Man arrested in Maryland terror plot
Man arrested after allegedly trying to blow up military recruiting center
Man arrested for alleged Baltimore bomb plot
Catonsville residents react to plot with shock, resignation

Why is it that all the miscreants that get caught trying to blow up their fellow Americans turn out to be Muslims? Nevermind, that was a rhetorical question, Islam is a bloody, murderous, misogynistic religion, stuck in the 7th century, that commands its adherents to kill.

/good on the FBI though, it’s almost uncanny how they keep catching these Islamic murderbots