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  • Iran Arming Terrorists in Judea and Samaria

    08/28/2014 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Iranian military leaders have openly boasted that they have begun to send weapons to Palestinian Arab terrorists in Judea and Samaria and elsewhere in the region, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. The report quoted a top Iranian military commander who confirmed that weapon shipments to Judea and Samaria have already begun and that more will be sent to other “Palestinian resistance groups.” “Arming the West Bank has started and weapons will be supplied to the people of this region,” Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of Iran’s volunteer Basij force, told the state-run Fars news agency on Wednesday....
  • Obama Admin Halts Transfer of Key Weapon to Israel

    08/15/2014 6:56:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/15/2014 | BRYAN PRESTON
    According to YNet News, the Obama administration has halted shipment of Hellfire anti-armor missiles to Israel.The administration blames the decision on Israel: The Journal reports Israel requested money for more Iron Dome interceptors from the US Defense Department mere days after the ground incursion into Gaza began. While Israeli officials told the Americans Israel had enough interceptors for the current Gaza operation, they said it wanted to replenish its stocks.According to the Journal, the Obama administration, with Israel’s consent, decided not to seek emergency funding, and instead hold the Congress vote on the $225 million military aid proposal in...
  • Russia Greets Egypt's Al Sisi With Arms Display

    08/12/2014 3:23:36 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8-12-14 | WSJ via AP
    MOSCOW — Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has arrived in Russia on his first official visit as Egyptian President and was immediately shown a selection of Russian military hardware for sale. Russian news agencies reported that the weapons, including armored vehicles and missile systems, were displayed at the airport in Sochi for Mr. Al Sisi to see Tuesday. The reports said the former Egyptian army chief "listened attentively" to explanations of the weapons systems' potential.
  • Spain halts weapons sales to Israel

    08/05/2014 5:22:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 5, 2014, 2:37 pm | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Spain temporarily halted all arms sales to Israel in the wake of the IDF’s operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Spanish daily El Pais reported Tuesday. The move will be reviewed in September, and is considered to be largely symbolic. Spain sold Israel €4.9 million ($6.56 million) worth of arms in 2013, including vehicle parts, ATVs, grenade fuses, and optical systems. …
  • [Year Old Associated Press] Photos of McCain Yukking-it-Up with ISIS Rebels, Rand Paul Says It's WE

    06/22/2014 10:27:58 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 June 2014
    Then there's this one ISIS just posted on their website. The guy in the mustache/striped shirt posting with McCain is General Salim Idris, who was the Free Syrian Army's Chief of Staff at the time.  An East German-trained electronics professor, he was a general in the Syrian Army under Assad when he defected to the rebels in July 2012.Idris was thought by McCain to represent the moderate elements of Syria's armed opposition, who subscribed to the pro-democracy Proclamation of Principles. But ISIS kicked him -and other 'moderates'- out and went on the savage offensive we all now are witnessing. The ISIS claims that...
  • United States Fueling Instability in Syria

    05/03/2014 2:16:03 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05-02-2014 | Katie Gorka
    A growing number of Syrian Christian leaders are traveling to the United States to plead with lawmakers to stop sending arms to the rebels. The most recent visitor is the Patriarch of the Church of Antioch, His Beatitude Gregorios III, who is based in Damascus. For the first three years of the civil war, Syria’s Christian leaders have not been frequent visitors to the U.S., in part fearing reprisals when they return to Syria, but also because they have been reluctant to engage in what they see as political issues. But with the civil war now in its fourth year,...
  • GOVERNOR ORDERS CONFISCATION OF ALL GUNS

    04/04/2014 3:03:46 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 16 replies
    1776 "NEW HAVEN {Connecticut} October 16 Advices from Long-Island. The following is a copy of what was sent through the county of Suffolk, by order of Governor Tryon. The Governor of the province recommends to the inhabitants of Suffolk county the following measures, as the best means for those who have been active in the rebellion to preserve their lives and save their estates, viz. That all offensive arms, indiscriminately, be forthwith collected, in each respective manor, township and precinct, as soon as possible, to deliver up at head quarters to the Commander in Chief of the King's troops." p224...
  • Under attack: Depth of federal arms race should surprise, shock citizenry

    04/03/2014 10:06:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | 4/3/14 | Rob Nikolewski
    Photo taken from EPA promotional video. THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW GETTING LONGER: The number of law enforcement agents, such as these from the Environmental Protection Agency, have grown in recent years.  By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico WatchdogSANTA FE, N.M. — In late February, four federal agents carrying side arms with a drug-sniffing dog descended on the Taos Ski Valley in what was called a “saturation patrol.”Authorities were working on tips of possible drug selling and impaired driving in the ski resort’s parking lot and surrounding area.But the agents weren’t from the FBI, ATF or even the Drug...
  • (RAT) State Sen. Yee arms trafficking, corruption case "entrapment" suggested

    04/01/2014 2:31:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Times Herald Online ^ | 4/01/14 | Josh Richman, Aaron Kinney
    SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Leland Yee, accused of trafficking in illegal weapons and fraud, could have been pushed into brokering an arms deal, his attorney said Monday. It was only toward the end of a three-year investigation that federal undercover agents pushed hard for Yee to set up an arms deal, said Yee's attorney, Paul DeMeester, after a morning federal court hearing to discuss which of Yee's assets will be used to guarantee his $500,000 bond. "Entrapment is always a defense you can consider, but we have to look at all the evidence," DeMeester said after the brief hearing....
  • Daly City Dentist Accused Of Arms Trafficking In Scandal Involving (RAT) Leland Yee

    03/30/2014 4:02:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/29/14 | Andria Borba
    DALY CITY (KPIX 5) — A Daly City dentist was among the 26 people indicted in a corruption scandal involving State Sen. Leland Yee. Dr. Wilson Lim is accused of setting up an arms deal that involved militants in the Philippines. **SNIP** Lim allegedly asked for a list of weapons the agent wanted, and said they would come from the Philippine military in Mindinao through his nephew. Lim also allegedly claimed he could hook the agent up with leadership from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a group well known to Lim’s Filipino patients.
  • Iranian Arms Ship Carried 40 Rockets, 181 Mortar Shells

    03/09/2014 11:39:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 3/9/14 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF Spokesman said Sunday that operation “Full Exposure,” for intercepting Iranian arms ship Klos C, has ended. The containers aboard the ship, which was intercepted by IDF naval commandos off the coast of Sudan, have all been offloaded and their contents thoroughly examined. Forces from the Navy, the Combat Engineering Corps and the Munitions Corps took part in offloading and inspecting the containers, following the ship's arrival in Eilat yesterday. The list of weapons that the ship carried is as follows: Forty M-302 rockets, with a range of 90 to 160 km. 181 mortar shells, 122 mm caliber. About...
  • The Continental Congress's Necessity of Taking Up Arms" on July 6, 1775

    01/11/2014 8:32:41 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 6 replies
    historygallery.com ^ | August 1775 | Gentleman's Magazine
    The Continental Congress's "Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms" on July 6, 1775
  • PA Diplomat in Prague Had Secret Arms Cache

    01/02/2014 9:17:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/14 | Ari Yashar
    An illegal arms cache was found Thursday in the home of the Palestinian Authority (PA) ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, who was killed there in an explosion the day before. Initially the PA claimed his death was a "work accident," that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been untouched for 20 years. Apparently the safe was moved from an older embassy building to Al-Jamal's new apartment in the recently built PA embassy complex. However, the PA later backtracked on its story, as a spokesman stated that the safe "was used on a daily basis at the embassy...
  • How Adolf Hitler Prevented 'Subject Races' from Possessing Arms

    10/28/2013 4:36:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/28/13 | AWR Hawkins
    During a speech in 1942, Adolf Hitler said, "The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to posses arms." In other words, Jews and others whom Hitler wanted to wipe from the earth first had to be separated from their guns. This was not new position for Hitler. Rather, it was something he had put into practice from the moment he came into office. When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, he seized gun registration information that had been compiled by Germany's previous government under the premise that the information would not...
  • Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition

    09/17/2013 4:54:31 AM PDT · by preacher · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JOEL GEHRKE
    President Obama waived a provision designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to... President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
  • Obama Moves Toward Global Governance For American Arms Exporters

    09/09/2013 8:08:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 9/9/13 | Jeff Moran
    The Obama Administration’s endorsement of a Swiss global oversight scheme for government defense and security contractors is a warning for not only the shooting industry, but for civil arms rights and democratic national sovereignty. Geneva --(Ammoland.com)- On August 16th 2013, the Obama Administration signaled tentative plans to support a new scheme to legally bind government contractors into complying with international humanitarian law, human rights law, arms control and disarmament law, as well as other requirements of the United Nations (UN) Security Council.[1] The scheme applies to private military and security services contractors (and their subcontractors) doing business with the United...
  • Iran vows to support Syria 'to the end,' but rules out sending arms, troops to Damascus

    09/05/2013 3:56:27 PM PDT · by Libloather
    Jpost ^ | 9/05/13
    Iran will support Syria "to the end" in the face of a possible US-led military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad as punishment for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians, the commander of the Islamic Republic's Quds Force vowed on Wednesday, Iranian news agency Fars reported on Thursday. "The aim of the United States is not to protect human rights ... but to destroy the front of resistance [against Israel]," Qassem Suleimani was quoted as saying in a speech made to Iran's Assembly of Experts that supervises the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He...
  • The Return of the Adjustable-rate Mortgage? (Almost 100 Basis Points Less Than 30 Year Fixed)

    08/09/2013 9:26:20 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/09/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    About 20 percent of Quicken mortgage applications are for adjustable rates, up from 5 percent earlier this year. Why? As Treasury and mortgage rates started to rise around May 1st, housing affordability has declined. As a result, more borrowers start selecting the lower mortgage rate product hwhich is the 5/1 ARM. armsfrms080913 The spread between the 30 year FRM and the 5/1 ARM is 93 basis points, indicating that the 5/1 ARM is almost a full 1% less expensive. armfrmspread080913 Now, you may say “Why should I use a 5/1 ARM when everyone is saying mortgage rates will rise???” A...
  • Benghazi: Unauthorized Weapons Operation or Congressional Cover-Up?

    08/04/2013 1:07:46 PM PDT · by paltz · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8/4/13 | Kerry Picket
    Dozens of CIA operatives were involved in an arms smuggling operation on the ground in Benghazi, Libya during the deadly attack on the U.S. compound last September, reports CNN and the U.K. Telegraph. According to these outlets, the spy agency has gone out of its way to keep the information from the public through intimidation of CIA personnel. Four Americans were killed, including U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens that evening in Benghazi almost one year ago. In light of this new information, either the Congress’ “Gang of Eight” knew about the operation and misled the public about what they knew, or...
  • CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked'

    08/02/2013 6:57:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/2/2013 | Damien McElroy
    The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a US arms smuggling operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by a mob in the city last year, according to reports. Up to 35 CIA operatives were working in the city during the attack last September on the US consulate that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, according to CNN.
  • U.S. to Propose New Phase In Nuclear Arms Cuts

    06/18/2013 5:03:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/18/2013 | Adam Entous & Julian E. Barnes
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama, in a major foreign policy speech in Berlin on Wednesday, is set to make the case for a new phase in nuclear weapons reductions, according to senior U.S. officials briefed on the plans. Despite mounting tensions with Cold War adversary Russia over the Syrian civil war and missile-defense, Mr. Obama is expected in the speech to say that the U.S. and Russia can reduce their arsenals of deployed nuclear weapons by up to another one-third, beyond the cuts mandated under the 2010 New START, or Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, without undercutting deterrence
  • Earth's Milky Way Neighborhood Gets More Respect

    06/04/2013 8:28:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    NRAO ^ | 6/3/13
    Earth's Milky Way Neighborhood Gets More Respect Old picture: Local Arm a small "spur" of Milky Way. New picture: Local Arm probable major branch of Perseus Arm. CREDIT: Robert Hurt, IPAC; Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF. Our Solar System's Milky Way neighborhood just went upscale. We reside between two major spiral arms of our home galaxy, in a structure called the Local Arm. New research using the ultra-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) indicates that the Local Arm, previously thought to be only a small spur, instead is much more like the adjacent major arms,...
  • Assad Boasting Oodles of Russian Arms

    06/03/2013 4:27:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/6/13
    Time reports Assad already has several air defense systems from Moscow in his quiver, according to analysts who monitor arms shipments. While they agree that the S-300s are more accurate and have greater range than Assad’s current weapons systems, Time adds they say the Syrian leader is far from powerless without them. “We have seen over the past few years Russia supplying several different air defense systems,” says Pieter Wezeman, senior researcher in the arms transfer program of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), which tracks weapons flows worldwide. “They [Syrian government] have really increased their capability. The missiles...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 'Posse' Trains to Defend Phoenix-Area Schools Against Gunmen

    05/11/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT · by montag813 · 4 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-11-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Three weeks after the shooting in Sandy Hook, CT, when politicians were using the murders as an excuse to grab the guns of law-abiding Americans, one lawman was calling instead for school kids to be defended. Maricopa Country, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio denounced efforts to ban guns, saying "bad guys will always get their guns", and that gun control "never solves the problem". So on January 9th the Sheriff announced he would deploy 500 armed volunteers to patrol outside 59 schools in metropolitan Phoenix.  Joe's 3,000-strong “Posse”  has participated in the many “immigration sweeps” the Sheriff...
  • On-Line Ammo Prices Starting to Drop (a wee bit)

    04/21/2013 6:45:50 AM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 37 replies
    556RECON ^ | Apri 21, 2013 | frankenMonkey
    556RECON.com tracks trends and pricing for 5.56x45 NATO from on-line vendors (Cheaper Than Dirt, AmmoNet, etc.), and the average price has started to drop, if just by a few pennies per round. 62gr Green Tip has dropped from $1.10 to as low as $1.03. This is the average price, the lowest PPR is at 70 cents per round. 55gr Average PPR has dropped to $.90, with the lowest price at 70 cents per round. Interestingly, Cheaper Than Dirt, where I (used to) buy, is consistently at the expensive end of the list, with LAX and Palmetto being the best buys....
  • Libya arms fueling conflicts in Syria, Mali and beyond: U.N. experts

    04/10/2013 5:01:02 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 9, 2013 | Michelle Nichols | Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Weapons are spreading from Libya at an "alarming rate," fueling conflicts in Mali, Syria and elsewhere and boosting the arsenals of extremists and criminals in the region, according to a U.N. report published on Tuesday. The report by the U.N. Security Council's Group of Experts - who monitor an arms embargo imposed on Libya at the start of an uprising in 2011 which ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi - said the North African state had become a key source of weapons in the region as its nascent government struggles to exert authority. Libyan government security forces remain...
  • New Fatwa Permits Rape of Non-Sunni Women in Syria - politely known as “the opposition"

    04/03/2013 9:24:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 2, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Yet another Islamic cleric recently made it permissible for the Islamic fighters waging a jihad in Syria—politely known as “the opposition”—to rape the nation’s women. Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-‘Ajlawni, a Jordanian of origin who earlier lived in Damascus, Syria for 17 years, posted a YouTube video last week where he said he was preparing to issue a “legitimate fatwa” making it legal (in the eyes of Islam) for those Muslims fighting to topple secular president Bashar Assad and install Sharia law to “capture and have sex with” all non-Sunni women, specifically naming Assad’s own sect, the Alawites, as well as...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama Possibly Involved in Illegal Syrian Arms Running Scandal! (Video)

    03/27/2013 4:37:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 3-27-2013 | Bookworm
    The CIA is notorious for its disastrous, damaging failures. In the 1950s, the CIA’s meddling in Iran politics led to the Iranian Revolution in 1979, creating a nation that is our implacable enemy. In the 1960s, the CIA carried out the embarrassing Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. In the 1980s, the CIA it was responsible for the Iran-Contra scandal that nearly wrecked Reagan’s presidency. In the 1980s, the CIA entirely missed the fact that the Soviet Union was collapsing. And in 2001 it was as surprised as anyone by the 9/11 attack. One would think that, with this track...
  • Allowing government infringement on gun rights is a slippery slope

    02/26/2013 4:05:21 PM PST · by LiberTEAWatch · 3 replies
    Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | February 19, 2013 | James D. Kellogg
    President Obama and Congressional Democrats are engaged in an assault on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Predictably, a majority in the media is softening up resistance, highlighting terrible crimes like the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and the theater in Aurora, Colorado. Politicians and pundits alike assert such mass murders warrant executive orders and Congressional legislation to limit the Constitutional right of Americans to bear arms. If you buy that, you're sliding down a slippery slope with government tyranny at the bottom. The Constitution of the United States established a government to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to...
  • OBAMA COMMITS TREASON BY ARMING EGYPT'S ANTI-AMERICAN DICTATORSHIP

    02/06/2013 12:22:54 AM PST · by TheSentry · 13 replies
    The Last Resistance ^ | Dec. 29th, 2012 | Staff
    _Obama Commits Treason By Arming Egypt’s Anti-American Dictatorship_ The Last Resistance [www.lastresistance.com] * Why would a US president continue to push to give billions of dollars in aid and to supply arms to a nation whose regime has declared that America and its ally Israel are mortal enemies that should be destroyed? And why would that same president who wants to arm our enemies want to disarm American citizens? Obama helped the Muslim Brotherhood, a known militant and radical Islamic group, to overthrow the government of Egypt. He supported the election of Morsi as Egypt’s new president, even when...
  • Egypt Receives First Batch of F-16s from the U.S.

    Egypt received four F-16 aircraft from the United States on Sunday, the Egypt Independent reports. According to the report, the country’s Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi praised the growing military cooperation between Egypt and the U.S. after receiving the four fighter jets.
  • Guns Don’t Make You Safe

    01/18/2013 9:56:20 AM PST · by civislibertas · 41 replies
    Civis Libertas ^ | 1/18/2013 | centinel
    Holding a gun in your hands does not guarantee either your safety or your life. There is no surety that someone else won’t have bigger or better weapons and can still take what you consider valuable. The whole point of holding a gun in your hands is that it raises the bar of consequence and therefore of the required level of intent for any attacker. The gun does not say, “you cannot kill me”. The gun says, “you can kill me, but until you do, I remain free”. To that end, the bigger or better the weapon is, the more...
  • Arms Control is Un-Ethical

    12/29/2012 8:34:21 PM PST · by civislibertas · 7 replies
    Civis Libertas ^ | 12-29-2012 | centinel
    The club and the knife were most likely the first weapons developed in human history. Their primary purpose was to kill animals to provide food. By attaching a knife to a pole, as in either a spear or an arrow, the effectiveness of the knife can be extended. Then, some humans learned that they could use these weapons to take property from other humans. The most valuable and sacred property is life itself and once that has been taken, all other forms of property become available to the attacker. If one human with ill intent is armed and another is...
  • Northfield, Minnesota Bank Robbery: When Armed Citizens Stopped Criminals

    12/27/2012 9:58:55 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 14 replies
    The Bad Hombres Site- angelfire.com ^ | Feb 4, 2000 | Nick McCarty
    "...After Clell’s first shot, Cole and he mounted their respective horses and began charging up and down the streets, yelling “Get in! Get in!” and shooting their guns in the sky, through windows, and over people’s head. Jim, Bill, and Charlie, on the bridge, heard Clell’s first shot as well and quickly rode to join the foray, using exactly the same guerrilla tactics as Cole and Clell were using. At first, it seemed that the gang was actually overtaking the citizens, but the situation quickly flipped. The citizens ran to their homes or places of business to grab their derringers,...
  • Russia sells record $14 bln worth of weapons

    12/17/2012 2:43:08 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 7 replies
    VOR ^ | Dec. 17, 2012
    Russia has “overfulfilled” its yearly plan of arms exports by half a billion dollars, having sold $14 billion worth of weapons in 2012, President Vladimir Putin has said. Last year, Russia’s total income from arms and military equipment exports reached $13.2 billion, with $10.7 billion coming from the country’s sole defense exports agency, Rosoboronexport. Putin urges to seek out new arms export markets Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the Military and Technical Cooperation Committee to “pursue a preemptive tactic” when promoting Russian military equipment in foreign markets. “Russia will definitely keep its traditional military export partners. But it’s...
  • Obama urges Russia to work with U.S. to extend arms pact

    12/03/2012 7:40:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/3/12 | reuters
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged Russia on Tuesday to work with the United States to "update" a decades-old agreement on dismantling nuclear and chemicals weapons that is set to expire in mid-2013. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in October that Moscow intended to end the 1992 agreement, the latest sign that the much-vaunted "reset" in relations between the Cold War-era foes may be running out of steam. Obama, attending a conference of nuclear anti-proliferation experts at the National War College in Washington, took note of Moscow's complaints and expressed optimism the pact would be extended. "Russia has...
  • House resolution calls on Obama to reject UN arms trade treaty

    11/20/2012 2:39:29 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 33 replies
    THE HILL ^ | November 20, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Several dozen members of the House have introduced a resolution that calls on President Obama not to sign the United Nations's Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). It also demands that if Obama does sign it, the government should not spend any time or money on implementation until the Senate approves it.
  • How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria

    10/19/2012 6:37:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 153 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Michael Kelly
    How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria Michael Kelley | 46 minutes ago US Weapons Are Going To Hard-Line Jihadists Fighting To Topple The Syrian Regime The details of the September 11 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi are still murky and there's certainly more to be known. Former CIA officer Clare Lopez argues that the key issue is "the relationship of the U.S. government, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya with Al Qaeda." That relationship, Lopez argues, could be connected to the rise...
  • To Office, Revolver In Handbag (India)

    08/04/2012 6:47:00 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 4, 2012 | The Telegraph
    Self-defence in mind, working women in Delhi apply for gun licences New Delhi, July 30: Marketing professional Sapna Arora’s (name changed on request) days are a hectic rush around Delhi. But wherever the 31-year-old goes, she never forgets her .32 revolver. “Delhi has become very unsafe for women. Because of my job, I often return home late; so I applied for a gun licence last year and bought the gun. Earlier, I used to carry pepper spray but that’s not a strong enough deterrent,” she said. “The revolver makes me feel safe.” Sapna, who has received the routine weapons-handling training...
  • Obama blamed for failure of international arms treaty ('stunning cowardice')

    07/28/2012 12:51:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/27/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Obama blamed for failure of international arms treatyBy Julian Pecquet - 07/27/12 08:26 PM ET The United Nations indefinitely suspended action on an international arms trade treaty Friday after the United States and several other countries asked for more time. The decision sparked angry reactions from human rights groups often allied with the Obama administration, who believed a treaty to regulate the export of deadly weapons to rogue regimes was within reach. The UN had spent the entire month of July hammering out a deal, and Friday was the deadline for an agreement on a treaty that has met with...
  • Dick Morris: Obama to Sign UN Gun-Grab Treaty and RAM IT DOWN OUR THROATS

    07/18/2012 4:24:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 154 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 18, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    But the Senate will never ratify, you say? Guess what, they don't need to... Speaking on Fox and Friends this morning, Dick Morris explained that when the US signs such an international treaty, the nation is bound until the Senate rejects it or the President renounces it. In just nine days from now, the terms of this treaty will be finalized. Morris went on to say that this heinous agreement -which would in-affect repeal the the Second Amendment and deny us all of the divine right to self-defense- will likely be signed by Obama... then Harry Reid will simply...
  • Hollande visits submarine to show support for France nuclear arms

    07/06/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 6 replies
    Euro News ^ | 4 July 2012 | Staff
    France’s President Francois Hollande has reaffirmed his commitment to nuclear arms. Boldly going where no French head of state has gone for almost 40 years, Hollande took a three hour trip off the coast of Brittany on the submarine ‘Terrible’.
  • Arms bill supporters fight claims US citizens will be robbed of guns

    06/24/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/24/12 | Julan Pecquet
    Arms bill supporters fight claims US citizens will be robbed of gunsBy Julan Pecquet - 06/24/12 05:27 PM ET Advocates of a pending arms trade treaty are billing it as a way to strengthen U.S. import/export laws as they seek to counter claims that it will rob citizens of their guns. The United Nations is slated to craft a long-delayed international treaty next month, with the Obama administration's blessing. Groups that support the treaty's stated goal of crafting “common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional weapons” are organizing a slew of events starting next week to...
  • Russia's new military side arm the "Strizh" is a very impressive weapon! (New Russian pistol)

    Robert Tilford Wichita Military Affairs Examiner + Subscribe The Russian Armed Forces will take delivery of a new 9-mm handgun to replace the Makarov pistol, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. This is part of the military’s effort to upgrade its military forces. The Strizh handgun has said to be better performance than the Austrian-made Glock 17, a favorite of special forces worldwide, Rogozin said. According to the article, the weapon is a 9 mm, has a slim-profile polymer frame, an easy-to-rack slide with rear and front serrations, an ambidextrous magazine release and a Picatinny rail for mounting special sights....
  • Panetta calls for deep U.S.-India defense ties, more arms trade

    06/06/2012 12:31:40 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6 2012 | David Alexander
    (Reuters) - The Defense Secretary Leon Panetta promised on Wednesday to let India buy America's best weapons technology and jointly produce and develop equipment in a bid to increase trade with the world's top arms importer. India last year agreed to buy a fleet of C-17 transport planes and P-81 maritime surveillance jets from U.S. company Boeing, as well as Lockheed Martin's Super Hercules. It is at a late stage of talks to buy more than a dozen Boeing Apache helicopters and last month cleared the purchase of 145 M777 Howitzer artillery guns. Panetta made no public mention of these...
  • China condemns U.S. gun ownership as human rights violation

    05/31/2012 12:04:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 May, 2012 | David Codrea
    A report issued by the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China has included U.S. gun ownership among a list of human rights violations, Law Enforcement Examiner Jim Kouri reported yesterday. "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011" was published last Friday on the PRC’s Consulate General in New York website. “The United States prioritizes the right to keep and bear arms over the protection of citizens' lives and personal security and exercises lax firearm possession control, causing rampant gun ownership,” the report claims. “The U.S. people hold between 35 percent and 50 percent...
  • Exclusive: Iran flouts U.N. sanctions, sends arms to Syria: panel

    05/16/2012 8:57:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 16, 2012 9:55pm EDT | Louis Charbonneau
    Syria remains the top destination for Iranian arms shipments in violation of a U.N. Security Council ban on weapons exports by the Islamic Republic, according to a confidential report on Iran sanctions-busting seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Iran, like Russia, is one of Syria's few allies as it presses ahead with a 14-month old assault on opposition forces determined to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. News of the panel's report came as Tehran and the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency try narrow their differences on how to tackle concerns over Iran's atomic program, and as Iran prepares for talks with...
  • Exclusive: Iran flouts U.N. sanctions, sends arms to Syria: panel

    05/16/2012 8:56:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 16, 2012 9:55pm EDT | Louis Charbonneau
    Syria remains the top destination for Iranian arms shipments in violation of a U.N. Security Council ban on weapons exports by the Islamic Republic, according to a confidential report on Iran sanctions-busting seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Iran, like Russia, is one of Syria's few allies as it presses ahead with a 14-month old assault on opposition forces determined to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. News of the panel's report came as Tehran and the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency try narrow their differences on how to tackle concerns over Iran's atomic program, and as Iran prepares for talks with...
  • Ohio Police Load Up on Free Military Weapons

    05/10/2012 11:21:09 PM PDT · by yank in the UK · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Ohio’s police departments are stockpiling military equipment and weapons, including mini-tanks, through a Defense Department program that gives communities free access to surplus gear.   Last year, Ohio police got $12 million in weapons and gear through the Pentagon program, which gave out $500 million worth of free military goods to law enforcement agencies around the country, according to the Dayton Daily News.
  • Singapore gains toehold in world arms industry

    03/18/2012 5:47:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    asiaone.com ^ | 18 March, 2012 | AFP
    SINGAPORE - Singapore, better known for its clean-cut image and electronics exports, is seeking a place in the global arms industry by exploiting technological expertise honed on its own amply funded military. From armoured personnel carriers used by British forces in Afghanistan to ammunition and firearms, the city-state is trying to enlarge the overseas market for its homegrown weapons and defence systems. Its arms exports were in the limelight recently when India's defence ministry banned six weapons manufacturers for alleged involvement in a 2009 bribery case -- one of them a relatively little-known company from Singapore. ST Kinetics, part of...