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nandakandamandaApr. 17, 2015 - 10:28PM JST
Quote: "Fighting al-Qaida requires different strategies than that of the current operation, Asiri said, suggesting that such a fight could come later. Once there is a secure and stable Yemen that is able to impose order, there will be no room for al-Qaida,” he told the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath TV station.
Is there no possibility that this could be true, BB, no possibility that it could be taken at face value, then?
Posted in: Al-Qaida consolidates hold of Yemen province
nandakandamandaApr. 17, 2015 - 09:09PM JST
Sports reporting here is unashamedly biased. Not going to change today or tomorrow. Just the way it is.
I like it when a boxer goes to shake hands with, or hugs his/her opponent. Sadly didn't happen in this case.
Posted in: Yamanaka retains WBA title with crushing KO
nandakandamandaApr. 17, 2015 - 02:13PM JST
Just to clarify my earlier post, Hiroshima runway ILC is set up one-way, for planes to approach from the west. This is the normal landing pattern there. Planes can, and do, land from the other end if the conditions are suitable, but without direct ILC help.
Part of the ILC system, ie the ILC-L (locator), is set up across the far end, off the east end of the runway. This is what the plane hit, when given permission to land from the east.
There were four minutes in which visibility suddenly dropped from 1,700 meters to 750 meters, and then rapidly to 500-300 meters. Could the tower have foreseen this? Should the captain have gone around? These now seem to be the crucial questions.
Posted in: Asiana plane hit antenna on runway, footage shows
nandakandamandaApr. 17, 2015 - 01:58PM JST
Jeez, these guys need their heads examined.
Posted in: Accreditation revoked for 20 psychiatric care physicians at Kanagawa hospital
nandakandamandaApr. 17, 2015 - 12:12PM JST
Incredible sight to watch this. Yamanaka fought the whole thing with a right jab, saving for just the occasional deadly left. The Argentinian was very brave, heavily bloodied, yet continuing to swing heavy hits, but Yamanaka's final left corkscrew to the chin and throat shattered him.
nandakandamandaApr. 17, 2015 - 12:06PM JST
Posted in: Mass beaching fuels fears of imminent quake
nandakandamandaApr. 17, 2015 - 12:05PM JST
US drones have continued to hit al-Qaida. Why should they say thank you?
nandakandamandaApr. 17, 2015 - 11:58AM JST
Apparently the tip of the bolt/arrow went right through his leg and out the other side.
Posted in: Man questioned over crossbow attack on cyclist in Ibaraki
nandakandamandaApr. 15, 2015 - 09:16PM JST
No, it's easy. The Saudis are attacking the Shiite Houthis who are attacking the Sunni government. Extreme Sunni Al Qaida in Yemen meanwhile have an independent agenda of taking advantage of civil war to further their own gains. IS is recently trying to further upstage them.
Saudi are unwilling to anger Wahabi Sunnis back home, so they are concentrating on the Houthis, but the US is quietly continuing to take out al-Qaida in the peninsula.
Posted in: Saudi-led coalition says U.N. vote victory for Yemenis
nandakandamandaApr. 15, 2015 - 05:50PM JST
Cool wannabe muscle car with some aftermarket modifications, (rims, tires, etc.) sadly must have caught Slager's attention.
Posted in: Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate
nandakandamandaApr. 15, 2015 - 05:29PM JST
kwatt, I only had good experiences on my Hiroshima-Europe flight with Asiana. Give 'em a break!
Posted in: Probe begins after Asiana jet skids off runway in Hiroshima, injuring 23
nandakandamandaApr. 15, 2015 - 05:25PM JST
Do we really need to know here the brand of shoes she is promoting?
Posted in: Miranda and me
nandakandamandaApr. 15, 2015 - 05:23PM JST
Great shot above.
nandakandamandaApr. 15, 2015 - 05:08PM JST
zettaiE, the ILS is at the other (west) end of the runway. Last night the captain approached from the east.
nandakandamandaApr. 14, 2015 - 04:54PM JST
USGrant, China assertion links?
Posted in: 24 temples, shrines in 6 prefectures vandalized by oily liquid
nandakandamandaApr. 14, 2015 - 04:12PM JST
Only three hours into its 10-hr mission and it failed to respond, is how the BBC described it.
Posted in: 1st robot into Fukushima reactor stalls, but gets some data
nandakandamandaApr. 14, 2015 - 04:04PM JST
On the radio they were suggesting that a supporting cross-brace was removed in March when they were replacing a pole on the parallel track, and they now wonder if this could have contributed to the problem...
From NHK today ＪＲ東日本では、今回のトラブルについて、３月支柱の交換作業の過程で倒れた支柱と、線路をまたいだ反対側にある別の支柱とをつなぐはりを撤去したことで、支柱の強度が弱まった可能性があるとしています。
Let's hope they check the cross-braces on these 50,000 poles.
Posted in: JR East begins safety checks of poles at 50,000 locations
nandakandamandaApr. 14, 2015 - 03:15PM JST
Wow, a convenient religion that they are paying lip service to there!
Posted in: At least 2,000 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: Amnesty
nandakandamandaApr. 14, 2015 - 03:13PM JST
@Nanda above, don't you mean "leave my car outside for over four years"?
Yes, silly of me. Thanks!
Posted in: Nuclear regulator says it is very close to ending review of 2 reactors
nandakandamandaApr. 13, 2015 - 04:20PM JST
Quote: Fuketa anticipated hitches in the start up because both reactors have been shut down for an extended period. Sendai No. 1 has been idled since May 2011, while the No. 2 reactor has been shut since September 2011. “I also personally expect we will face minor troubles - not an accident - as they have been down for a certain period of time,” Fuketa said, referring to possible equipment failures.
If I leave my car outside for over three years and then try to start it up, I can expect some trouble. Like that, I guess.
Apr. 21, 2015 - 05:15PM JST
OsanAmerica has said what needs to be said about this. Both China and Korea already accepted…
Posted in: Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Novelist Murakami
600km + with no driver??? Are they sure they got the recipe for disaster correct? Wouldn't…
Posted in: Maglev train sets world record speed of 603 kms per hour
CK of Australia/Fukuchiyama
Apr. 21, 2015 - 05:13PM JST
Children should have male and female role models. For gay couples hopefully they have a caring…
Posted in: Lesbian couple hold symbolic wedding ceremony in Tokyo
Apr. 21, 2015 - 05:12PM JST
I think they found with the French trains that, when they start getting up to these…
I, for one, would welcome cheaper exported rice into Japan. While I love Japanese rice, it's…
Posted in: U.S., Japan fail to close gap on rice, auto parts trade