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Smokey the Bear Says: “Only You Can Prevent–Forest Fire Jihad?,” Part 2

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COMMENT: In a pre­vi­ous post, we set forth analy­sis of a rash of wild fires as pos­si­ble vehi­cles of jihadist eco­nom­ic war­fare against the West. In that con­text, we stressed the pos­si­bil­i­ty that jihadist/Muslim Broth­er­hood for­est fire jihad might be an exten­sion of German/Underground eco­nom­ic war­fare.

With a num­ber of wild­fires burn­ing in the West, includ­ing a par­tic­u­lar­ly dev­as­tat­ing fire in Yosemite Nation­al Park in Cal­i­for­nia, we revis­it that top­ic.

Author, jour­nal­ist and edi­tor William B. Scott dis­cussed the top­ic of eco­nom­ic war­fare and for­est fires in a pan­el dis­cus­sion ear­li­er this month (August of 2013.) (See video and text excerpts below.)

 With the Yosemite fire doing seri­ous eco­nom­ic dam­age to the Bay Area and Cal­i­for­nia and with the worst of the fire sea­son yet to come, this is a con­sid­er­a­tion to be inves­ti­gat­ed very, very seri­ous­ly.

Is the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and its affil­i­ates exact­ing revenge for the per­ceived U.S. com­plic­i­ty in the ouster of Mohamed Mor­si in Egypt?

Eco­nom­ic War­fare Super Pan­el [Fea­tur­ing William B. Scott]; Rachel Ehren­feld (Youtube Video), 8/13/2013.

“William B. Scott”; Wikipedia.

EXCERPT: William B. Scott is a for­mer Rocky Moun­tain Bureau Chief for Avi­a­tion Week & Space Tech­nol­o­gy mag­a­zine. Dur­ing his 22 years with the pub­li­ca­tion, he also served as Senior Nation­al Edi­tor, Avion­ics Edi­tor and Senior Engi­neer­ing Edi­tor. He is a co-author of three books: “Coun­ter­space: The Next Hours of World War III”; “Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III”,[1] and “Inside the Stealth Bomber: The B‑2 Story”.[2][3]

He holds a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence degree in Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing from Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty, Sacra­men­to, and is a grad­u­ate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Cal­i­for­nia. In 12 years of mil­i­tary and civil­ian flight test­ing, plus eval­u­at­ing air­craft for Avi­a­tion Week, he has logged approx­i­mate­ly 2,000 flight hours on 80 air­craft types. . . .

“Yosemite Fire Pos­es ‘Every Chal­lenge there Can Be’ ” [CBS, AP]; Yahoo News; 8/25/2013.

EXCERPT: The fire has moved north­east away from Grov­e­land, where smoke gave away to blue skies Sun­day. But at Tuolumne City’s Black Oak Casi­no in Tuolumne City, the slot machines were qui­et as emer­gency work­ers took over near­ly all of the resort’s 148 hotel rooms.

“The casi­no is emp­ty,” said casi­no employ­ee Jessie Dean, who left her four chil­dren at rel­a­tives’ homes in the Cen­tral Val­ley. “Tech­ni­cal­ly, the casi­no is open, but there’s nobody there.”

Hun­dreds of fire­fight­ers were deployed Sun­day to pro­tect Tuolumne City and oth­er com­mu­ni­ties in the path of the Rim Fire. Eight fire trucks and four bull­doz­ers were deployed near Bun­ney’s ranch on the west side of Mount Baldy, where two years of drought have cre­at­ed tin­der-dry con­di­tions.

“Winds are increas­ing, so it’s going to be very chal­leng­ing,” said Bjorn Fred­er­ick­son, a spokesman for the U.S. For­est Ser­vice.

The fire con­tin­ues burn­ing in the remote wilder­ness area of Yosemite, but park spokesman Tom Mede­na said it’s edg­ing clos­er to the Hetch Hetchy Reser­voir, the source of San Fran­cis­co’s famous­ly pure drink­ing water.

Despite ash falling like snowflakes on the reser­voir and a thick haze of smoke lim­it­ing vis­i­bil­i­ty to 100 feet, the qual­i­ty of the water piped to the city 150 miles away is still good, say offi­cials with the San Fran­cis­co Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion.

The city’s hydro­elec­tric pow­er gen­er­at­ed by the sys­tem has been inter­rupt­ed by the fire, forc­ing the util­i­ty to spend $600,000 buy­ing pow­er on the open mar­ket. . . .

. . . . The high winds and move­ment of the fire from bone-dry brush on the ground to 100-foot oak and pine tree­tops have cre­at­ed dire con­di­tions.

“A crown fire is much more dif­fi­cult to fight,” said Daniel Berlant of the Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Forestry and Fire Pro­tec­tion. “Our fire­fight­ers are on the ground hav­ing to spray up.”

The blaze sweep­ing across steep, rugged riv­er canyons quick­ly has become one of the biggest in Cal­i­for­nia his­to­ry, thanks in part to extreme­ly dry con­di­tions caused by a lack of snow and rain­fall this year. Inves­ti­ga­tors are try­ing to deter­mine how the fire start­ed Aug. 17, days before light­ning storms swept through the region and sparked oth­er, small­er blazes. . . .

 

Discussion

2 comments for “Smokey the Bear Says: “Only You Can Prevent–Forest Fire Jihad?,” Part 2”

  1. Right on the mon­ey. Thanks for shar­ing that con­fer­ence. Jihadists nev­er run out of ideas when it is time to destroy our civ­i­liza­tion. They won’t stop at any­thing to achieve that.

    Posted by Claude | August 26, 2013, 10:39 pm
  2. There are cam­eras every block in the citys sur­veil­ing every move. Why not set secret cam­era sites around high prob­a­ble tar­get areas?

    Posted by Guy Azbell | August 27, 2013, 2:31 pm

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