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2016-11-27 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Anatomy of a firestorm: 180 injured, hundreds of homes in ruins, 33,000 dunams of parkland burned
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Posted by trailing wife 2016-11-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [933 views ]  Top

#1 at about 4 dunams/acre, that's almost 13 square miles.
Posted by gorb 2016-11-27 01:40||   2016-11-27 01:40|| Front Page Top

#2 Here's a link to an article about the supertanker plane that I'm glad helped out in Israel.

I don't know if this is related to the Evergreen supertanker that was sent over from Oregon last time around in 2010. I thought it was scrapped because it wasn't economically viable, but here it is again in one form or another.
Posted by gorb 2016-11-27 01:48||   2016-11-27 01:48|| Front Page Top

#3 after the 2010 fires, the govt of Israel promised to implement more wide firebreaks, preposition fire retardant and other steps.

I wonder if these were done
Posted by lord garth 2016-11-27 08:48||   2016-11-27 08:48|| Front Page Top

#4 US Press? Too busy kissing Castro's rotting ass.
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2016-11-27 10:36||   2016-11-27 10:36|| Front Page Top

#5 ...don't want to give the people in the back counties of CA any ideas about the coasties when the shooting starts.
Posted by Procopius2k 2016-11-27 10:44||   2016-11-27 10:44|| Front Page Top

#6 Santa Ana winds as weapon against the coastal elites in San Berdoo and LA? But more realistically and more troubling is that wide open border to the south. An invitation to ISIS and others.

Scary thought with the right weather pattern, what a knowledgeable wilderness fire analyst and few dozen coordinated people could do with nothing more than a smart phone, a bag of cotton balls, a can of charcoal starter and a lighter. With typical online maps that have terrain, winds and fire potentials noted they could plan and execute a firestorm larger than any seen to date. Dresden comes to mind.
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2016-11-27 11:14||   2016-11-27 11:14|| Front Page Top

#7 Problem is that the winds aren't as as predictable as one is led to believe.
Posted by Pappy 2016-11-27 11:46||   2016-11-27 11:46|| Front Page Top

#8 Then Thank God for that!
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2016-11-27 16:22||   2016-11-27 16:22|| Front Page Top

#9 As Pappy says - the Santa Ana winds aren't totally predictable. Where they are, the dry vegetation/fuel's already been burnt.
Posted by Frank G 2016-11-27 16:36||   2016-11-27 16:36|| Front Page Top

#10 See: Cajon Pass
Posted by Frank G 2016-11-27 16:37||   2016-11-27 16:37|| Front Page Top

#11 Translation: Your "target" would likely end up unscathed, while its political opposite would end up as the target.

Something to think about - if you can think.
Posted by Pappy 2016-11-27 21:48||   2016-11-27 21:48|| Front Page Top

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