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  • Trump approves arms supply to Kurdish YPG fighting Islamic State

    05/09/2017 1:28:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    KOM News ^ | 9 May 2017 22:07 CEST | none stated
    Despite fierce opposition from NATO ally Turkey, U.S. President Donald Trump has approved supplying arms to Kurdish YPG fighters to support an operation to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.Ankara views the Kurdish YPG militia fighting within a larger U.S.-backed coalition as the Syrian extension of the Kurdish PKK militant group, which has fought an insurgency in Turkey’s southeast since 1984.There was no immediate reaction from Turkey, whose president, Tayyip Erdogan, is expected to meet Trump later this month.The Pentagon immediately sought to stress that it saw arming the Kurdish forces “as...
  • Trump approves plan to arm SDF (Syrian Democratic Force)

    05/09/2017 1:18:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 20:20 | News Desk
    The US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces as the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future. The US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces. The Pentagon said the move is significant because it supports the notion that the Syrian Democratic Force is the fighting force that will eventually go in to Raqqa under ISIS occupation since 2014. "The Syrian Democratic Forces, partnered with enabling support from U.S. and coalition forces, are the only force on the...
  • China Spent Decades Trying to Build a Better AK-47: The Type 81 is as close as it got

    04/25/2017 11:53:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 25, 2017 | Matthew Moss
    In the mid-1960s, the Chinese military began to seek a replacement for its assortment of Soviet-licensed small arms, including the Type 56 semi-automatic rifle, the Type 56 assault rifle and the Type 56 light machine gun. The result was the Type 63, first issued in 1968, which combined characteristics of both the SKS and the AK-47. The Type 63, however, failed to meet accuracy expectations and the Chinese military found it unsatisfactory.
  • Woman freed from ISIS captivity wants to join YPJ (Kurd female military)

    04/19/2017 5:38:18 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News (English) ^ | Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017, 11:43 | HEYSEM MISLIM
    Fatma Ĺžerif from Raqqa, freed from ISIS who used her as a slave for three years, wants to take up arms and join YPJ ranks now. All those freed from ISIS captivity has a story, mostly a painful one. Fatma Eli Ĺžerif is one of those women. Fatma Eli Ĺžerif, mother of three, is a woman from Raqqa. Her husband lost his life 8 years ago. She has been struggling to save her children from ISIS over the past one year. During the latest SDF offensive in the region, the woman and her children have been freed from ISIS. Speaking...
  • Germany rejects arms exports to Turkey

    03/21/2017 8:03:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    KOM News ^ | 21 March 2017 | none stated
    German national parliament Berlin, Germany (Photo: Jorge Royan). Germany has rejected more requests for arms exports to Turkey during the past 5 months than in five years between 2010 and 2015, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.The sharp increase in rejections, mainly handguns, ammunition and parts needed in weapons production, is due to “the risk of a deployment in the context of internal repression or the Kurdish conflict,” according to a written response by State Secretary Matthias Machnig to a question posed by lawmaker Jan van Aken.“Respect for human rights is a matter of particular importance for arms export...
  • Trump administration crafting big new arms sales to Taiwan, sources say

    03/19/2017 8:17:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 Mar 2017
    Trump administration crafting big new arms sales to Taiwan, sources say The Trump administration is crafting a big new arms package for Taiwan that could include advanced rocket systems and anti-ship missiles to defend against China, U.S. officials said, a deal sure to anger Beijing. The package is expected to be significantly larger than one that was shelved at the end of the Obama administration, the officials told Reuters on the eve of a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "The political desire is there to do a substantial sale," one administration official said, adding that...
  • Federal Judges Rewrite the 2nd Amendment

    02/27/2017 9:00:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/27/17 | Michael Shannon
    Ignoring “militia,” “arms” and “shall not infringe” the court sounded more like Chief Justice Oprah Winfrey The most confusing dependent clause in the history of the nation, at least as far as personal liberty goes, is the one that begins the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights. The full text of the amendment reads: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. To understand what the Founders meant it helps to understand how much the former colonists disliked a standing...
  • Ex-Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev: ‘World Is Preparing for War’

    01/27/2017 11:22:31 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/27/2017 | Alexander Smith
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Friday that "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war." Gorbachev, who was head of the socialist state when it dissolved in 1991, wrote the comments in an opinion piece for Time magazine. Image: Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev AFP/Getty Images "More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are being brought to Europe," the 85-year-old wrote. "NATO and Russian forces and weapons that used to be deployed at a distance are now placed closer to each other, as if to shoot point-blank." The 1990 Nobel Peace Prize-winner added: "Politicians and military leaders...
  • Time to Arrest Hillary

    07/16/2015 2:17:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-16-15 | Joseph Klein
    Clinton's secret arms dealing -- and how it led to disaster in Libya. Hillary Clinton led the charge in the Obama administration to go to war in Libya. Her objective was to overthrow the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Not one to be deterred by opponents in the Pentagon and Congress to her reckless interventionist plans, Hillary decided to end-run them. Her State Department helped facilitate what Andrew P. Napolitano in his scathing article has called “Hillary’s secret war.” When the secret war began to backfire, as arms ended up in the hands of anti-American jihadists, Hillary Clinton and other...
  • DOJ abruptly drops case against arms dealer who threatened to reveal Clinton's Libya dealings

    10/05/2016 4:42:47 PM PDT · by MrChips · 12 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 5, 2016 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela K. Browne
    An arms dealer who had threatened to reveal potantially damaging information about Hillary Clinton's alleged role in arming Islamist militants until federal prosecutors abruptly dropped their case against him Tuesday, told Fox News the case has cost him everything. Federal prosecutors faced a Wednesday deadline to turn over discovery documents to the legal team of American Marc Turi, who had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels. Late Tuesday, an announcement came that the government was dropping the case, which was set to go to trial on Nov. 8 – the day American voters choose between Clinton and GOP...
  • Did DoJ drop charges against arms dealer who could sink Clinton?

    10/05/2016 11:27:02 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The Department of Justice is dropping charges against an arms dealer who says he can expose Hillary Clinton's role in illegally arming terrorists in Libya. American Marc Turi had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels at a time when it was illegal to do so. An associate of Turi claims that the DoJ was dropping the charges because the revelations about Clinton's Libya policies would sink her campaign.
  • Obama’s Deputies Drop Criminal Charges Against Hillary Clinton-Linked Arms Dealer in Libya

    10/05/2016 9:53:51 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has dropped charges against a man who sold weapons which he claimed were supposed to arm the rebels in Libya during Hillary Clinton’s aggressive intervention in that volatile Middle Eastern country. Arms dealer Marc Turi’s lawyers signed the deal to avoid an illegal arms dealing trial, which could have further blown the lid off the U.S. government’s alleged weapons-running operation. Many of the weapons, experts say, were diverted to jihadist insurgents in the Middle East during the so-called “Arab Spring” uprisings.
  • Gun-Show Customers’ License Plates Come Under Scrutiny

    10/03/2016 5:57:25 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 2, 2016 | Devlin Barrett
    Federal agents have persuaded police officers to scan license plates to gather information about gun-show customers, government emails show, raising questions about how officials monitor constitutionally protected activity. Emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency crafted a plan in 2010 to use license-plate readers—devices that record the plate numbers of all passing cars—at gun shows in Southern California, including one in Del Mar, not far from the Mexican border. Agents then compared that information to cars that crossed the border, hoping to find gun smugglers, according to the documents and interviews...
  • Wikileaks Bombshell Leaked To True Pundit: Hillary Clinton Knew of Weapons Supplied from

    08/01/2016 7:37:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 110 replies
    truepundit ^ | 8/01/16 | by admin - truepundit
    ""Wikileaks Bombshell Leaked To True Pundit: Hillary Clinton Knew of Weapons Supplied from Benghazi to Al-Qaeda in Syria"" Wikileaks has promised to release documents linking Hillary Clinton to knowingly supplying Syria with weapons from her state department. That disclosure could come in any number of days, sources said. True Pundit, however, has already unearthed the documentation. The Intel provides official confirmation of what has been rumored for years: President Obama, his White House, and Hillary Clinton and her State Department knew that weapons were being shipped from Benghazi to rebel troops in Syria. Those “rebels” were largely al Qaeda and...
  • Trump Hillary Fight - Judge Napolitano: Hillary Sold Arms to Qatar [The REAL Hillary]

    07/28/2016 12:12:58 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 17 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOuIOi1Cagg ^ | December 14, 2015 | Fox News, YouTube post by Desert Sky
    See video at link. Trump counters hillary's statement that he is dangerous. Judge Andrew Napolitano cites a federal case in Arizona that uncovers hillary clinton's illegal arms sales to Qatar. Recently uncovered emails confirm hillary clinton's illegal arms sales to Qatar, and those arms ended up in Libya, Syria, and al Qaeda. HILLARY CLINTON KNOWLYING SOLD ARMS TO AN INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.....Democrats, imagine if George W. Bush did this.....WILL YOU EVER TURN ON HILLARY THE PSYCHOPATH?! HILLARY THE WAR CRIMINAL! HILLARY IS A CRIMINAL!!!
  • Obama Admin Considers Permitting Advanced Russian Arms Sales to Iran

    05/26/2016 4:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/26/16 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has the power to sanction key Russian arms sales to Iran, but has so far abstained from exercising this right under U.S. law, prompting some in Congress to question whether the administration is “acquiescing” to the arms sales in order to appease Iran, according to conversations with sources and recent congressional correspondence to the White House exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. President Barack Obama has the authority under U.S. law to designate as illegal Russia’s contested sale to Iran of the S-300 missile system, an advanced long-range weapon that would boost the Islamic Republic’s regional...
  • Obama weighs selling U.S. arms to Hanoi in bitter irony for Vietnam veterans

    05/22/2016 7:33:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/22/16 | Dave Boyer
    In a move that is raising concerns among some Vietnam War veterans, President Obama will discuss selling more U.S. arms to Hanoi during his visit to Vietnam that began Sunday night. Top White House advisers said Mr. Obama hasn’t made a decision whether to lift the partial U.S. embargo on sending military equipment to Vietnam, where more than 58,200 U.S. soldiers were killed before the fall of Saigon in 1975. But the administration sees advantages in easing the embargo, both as a warning to expansionist China and as leverage to compel the communist regime in Hanoi to improve its record...
  • Clinton’s State Dept Approved Arms Deals To Govts Who Gave Millions To The Foundation

    05/13/2016 1:54:26 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 26, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The ethical questions surrounding foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation have entered a new arena: arms sales. According to the International Business Times, governments with appalling human rights records who donated to the Clinton Foundation received billions in arms deals approved by the Clinton State Department that far surpassed anything doled out by the Bush administration. A review of the 2009-2012 fiscal records by the IBT discovered the transactions:
  • Bosnia police arrest five, seize arms intended for Islamists in Sweden

    05/13/2016 12:23:19 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/13/16
    Police in Bosnia have arrested five people suspected of trafficking arms to Islamists in Sweden and seized large amounts of weapons and military equipment, officials said on Friday, after a sixth person was held earlier in Sweden. The arrests were made on Thursday during raids on seven locations in northwestern Bosnia by a police counter-terrorism unit in Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic, said Mirna Miljanovic, head spokeswoman at the region's interior ministry. Miljanovic said the action was in cooperation with Swedish police as part of an international operation codenamed "Wolf RS". All five arrested on Thursday were Bosnian Serbs, and the...
  • How The Oil Crisis Has Impacted Military Spending

    04/11/2016 2:33:46 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-04-2016 | Irina
    A report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has revealed that most of the world’s nations hiked their military budgets last year, marking the first increase in spending since the 2008 crisis. It seems that the only ones not taking part in this military spending hike are some of the world’s biggest oil producers. While the United States is still the country with the largest military budget at $596 billion spent in 2015, this figure was actually a decline on the previous year. Saudi Arabia, according to Bloomberg, would also have cut its military budget if not for the...