K.S. Rajan (12 Nov 2011)
"REPORT BY bill koenig"


Iran's supreme leader warns Washington and Jerusalem against attack on Tehran's nuclear sites; says any aggression will meet 'iron fists'
"You should know that this nation will not pull back even a needle's width from the path it is on," he said in a speech carried live on Iranian state television. "Why do you damage the agency's dignity because of America's invalid claims?" he asked.
Egypt’s Gas Pipeline to Israel, Jordan Hit by Explosions
A pipeline transporting Egyptian natural gas to Israel and Jordan was damaged by two explosions, forcing a halt in exports of the fuel in the seventh such attack since February, Egypt’s Oil Ministry said.
The flow of gas to Israel stopped at about 5 a.m. Jerusalem time, Maya Etzioni, a spokeswoman for Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructures, said today by mobile phone.
“A group of terrorists” set off the overnight blasts in the northern Sinai desert, causing a suspension of exports and interrupting some domestic supplies, the Egyptian ministry said in an e-mailed statement. The explosions underscore Egypt’s challenge in securing the pipeline and threaten to worsen its already soured ties with its eastern neighbor. The North African country, holder of the continent’s third-largest gas reserves, supplied Israel with about 40 percent of its gas needs before an attack in July on the same network.
Part of Alaskan 'Snowicane' Eyes the Northwest U.S.
A piece of the monster 'snowicane' that recently slammed western Alaska will blast into the Northwest Friday, with a parade of other storms to follow. The weather will improve across western Alaska today in the wake of the storm that resembled a hurricane with snow, a 'snowicane,' Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Part of that 'snowicane' will swing into the Alaskan Panhandle, home to Juneau, today with rain and mountain snow, but not hurricane-force wind gusts