The news feed is light tonight for some reason — maybe some of our regular tipsters are away on an equinoctial holiday. I doubt they’re swimming in the sparkling surf and basking in the sun of the Barbary Coast, however — chances are they chose a different destination.
The air war in Libya continues, with more of Libya’s military assets being bombed by NATO forces. An American jet had mechanical trouble and crash-landed in rebel-held territory, but the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely and were rescued. Anti-aircraft fire was heard over Tripoli.
Col. Muamar Qadhafi continues to be defiant, and made a televised speech in which he said, “I do not fear storms that sweep the horizon, nor do I fear the planes that throw black destruction. I am resistant, my house is here in my tent… I am the rightful owner, and the creator of tomorrow. I, I am here! I am here! I am here!”
I’m going to miss the Man of Many Spellings when he finally exits from the stage of history. There’s no one else quite like him.
The news from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan is cause for optimism. All six reactors now have electrical power, and the effort to restore their cooling systems can proceed. The situation continues to stabilize, despite several new earthquakes, including a couple with magnitudes of 6.6.
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I have started my own blog. It won’t be exclusively about iSlam, it will be about iSlam, Mars colonization and will chat you up into my life story, but might be interesting nonetheless. Take care everybody.
13 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in California Wearing U.S. Marine Uniforms
All of the vehicle’s occupants wore U.S. Marine uniforms, reportedly emblazoned with the name “Perez.” [emphasis added]
Additionally, all of the uniformed individuals were found to possess counterfeit American paper currency bearing identical serial numbers on each bill and their wallets contained falsified documents all with the same driver’s license and social security numbers.
They were, however, given individual booking numbers.
In case you thought Indoesian news might be better this week, nooooo…
Your readers might be interested in how to treat their radioactively contaminated drinking water:
A Japanese translation seems underway, see comment by Takuya there. Maybe someone wants to help with other languages?