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  • Wikileaks Bombshell Leaked To True Pundit: Hillary Clinton Knew of Weapons Supplied from

    08/01/2016 7:37:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 107 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 · 15 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...
  • Kerry won't commit to US veto of Iran-Russia arms deal

    02/26/2016 8:46:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/26/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Under the terms of the Iranian nuclear sellout, the United Nations Security Council must approve the sale of certain conventional weapons to Iran. Since the United States has a veto in the Security Council, this means that the United States can veto such sales. It was recently announced that Iran intends to purchase the latest Sukhoi-30 warplanes from Russia. Those warplanes would need to be approved by the Security Council under the terms of the nuclear sellout. But under questioning before the House Foreign Affairs Committee by Representative Brad Sherman (D-Ca) on Thursday, Secretary of State Kerry refused to...
  • China’s Island Missiles Can Effectively Shut Out the U.S. Air Force

    02/18/2016 6:38:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 18, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    China has deployed the powerful HQ-9 air and missile defense system to Woody Island — also known as Yongxing — in the Parcel archipelago, marking a new level of escalation in Beijing’s quest to control the South China Sea. The disputed island — which has been inhabited by about 1,000 Chinese citizens since 1956 — is also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. The addition of the HQ-9 — which was first reported by Fox News on Feb. 17 — would greatly increase the People’s Liberation Army’s air defense capabilities in the region. Like the Russian-made Almaz Antey S-300 air defense...
  • The Ultimate Goal of the Antigun Movement

    The ultimate goal of the antigun movement is this: the universal elimination of civilian firearms’ ownership and possession. This is true and incontrovertible. Everything the antigun movement does is directed to the attainment of that goal. Nothing the antigun movement does diverges from the path to that goal. When asked to admit the truth of the assertion, the antigun movement, and its sounding board, the mainstream corporate media, will deny it, curtly and vehemently. But, the antigun movement’s actions belie its blunt denial. Realization of the movement’s goal amounts to de facto repeal of the fundamental right of the people...
  • Florida sheriff's advice: Be ready -- and be armed

    12/09/2015 8:04:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    After two mass shootings in two weeks, the response from government officials has mainly been that we need to strip law-abiding citizens of their ability to defend themselves. Not so Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County, Florida, who says, “It’s time for America to get back to being America.” Ivey tells those licensed to carry firearms that they have a duty to protect themselves and others. “You and you alone may very well be the first line of defense for you, your family, and others around you in a terrorist or active-shooter-based scenario.” He has a few things to...
  • FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *2015/12 Thread*

    12/01/2015 9:37:50 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 44 replies
    Self | 12/1/15 | Red Fox
    Civil disobedience with guns. (Please read entire post before commenting.) Preppers unite! Stand alone preppers will be easily neutralized by fascist or violent forces. For example, look at this prep list from CheaperThanDirt.com. Can you see what's missing?A: Strength in numbers. This strategy of remaining underground in your own country will be fatal. If you wait until they come before you organize, you're dead. The success of the Bundy Ranch standoff (the Federal Government backing off without one shot fired) is proof of concept - the power of a community armed and unwavering will succeed against overreaching powers. United We...
  • Shotguns have 'virtually sold out' in Austria as citizens rush to buy arms amid fears...

    10/27/2015 4:34:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/27/15 | Allan Hall
    Shotguns have 'virtually sold out' in Austria as citizens rush to buy arms amid fears of a massive influx of migrants, dealers claim Weapon sales are soaring in Austria as citizens of the small Alpine nation become paranoid over the numbers of refugees crowding into their country. In a country of 8.5 million people, there are now an estimated 900,000 firearms in homes. And gun dealers report that it is women driving the sales rush. This year alone, police say 70,000 guns have been sold. 'Virtually all shotguns are currently sold out, because you need no permit for them', said...
  • Pope Francis Scolds Congress for Gun and Weapons Sales

    09/25/2015 5:55:32 PM PDT · by RC one · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24Sep 2015296 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 24, Pope Francis scolded Congress for guns and weapons which are manufactured in America and sold around the world.He said he was determined “to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world,” as he addressed the billion-dollar sales from American companies that he sees as a contributing factor to conflicts abroad. According to The Intercept, Pope Francis said: Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply...
  • Carly Fiorina Stands on Sarah Palin’s Shoulders

    09/18/2015 7:36:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | September 18, 2015 | Emily Greenhouse
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-09-18/carly-fiorina-stands-on-sarah-palin-s-shoulders
  • "Aid For Syrian Refugees" Cargo Container Arrives in Greece Full of Weapons & Ammunition

    09/10/2015 4:01:35 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 31 replies
    The Last Refuge - Conservative Tree House ^ | September 10, 2015 | Sundance - Conservative Tree House
    Rut Roh – A “Refugee Relief Supply” cargo container arrives In Greece devoid of “Refugee Relief Supplies”… Watch the video to see what the “aid for Syrian refugees” was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn-UCR5p0y0#t=10
  • How Did Armies Keep Archers Supplied With Arrows While Fighting?

    07/30/2015 11:19:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 84 replies
    Slate ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Stephen Tempest
    During the Hundred Years' War, England had a centralized, state-controlled organization for manufacturing arrows in bulk. These were then issued as required to the soldiers on campaign. In June 1413, for example, Henry V appointed Nicholas Mynot to be “keeper of the king's arrows,” based in the Tower of London. Mynot was responsible for making arrows, but the royal fletchers alone could not supply the total need, so additional orders were placed with outside suppliers. In August 1413, for example, London-based fletcher Stephen Seler was paid for 12,000 arrows. We have some total figures available. In 1418, Henry V's government...
  • Scott Walker issues executive order to arm Wisconsin National Guard members

    07/21/2015 10:42:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-2-15 | Mary Spicuzza
    Gov. Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while they are on duty. The move comes less than a week after a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, opened fire on a military recruiting center, then drove to a Navy operations support center and launched a second attack, killing four Marines and a sailor. "Safety must be our top priority, especially in light of the horrific attack in Chattanooga," Walker said in a written statement. "Allowing our National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty gives them the tools they need to serve...
  • Report: U.S. blocking shipments of heavy arms to the Kurds fighting ISIS

    07/02/2015 8:14:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Does President Obama even want to defeat ISIS?  If so, why is the United States blocking shipments of heavy armaments to the Kurds?  They should be our best friends in the Muslim world and have demonstrated their capacity as excellent fighters with boots on the ground in fighting ISIS.  Which, not so incidentally, wants to kill their men and make sex slaves of their women. Con Coughlin of the U.K. Telegraph reports: The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph...
  • In Condemning Arms Makers, Pope Francis Sends the Wrong Message at the Wrong Time

    06/24/2015 6:56:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/24/2015 | David French
    Over the weekend, Pope Francis made a statement that should be of deep interest to the many thousands of faithful Catholics who work in the American defense industry or to the countless more who’ve invested in American arms companies. Speaking Sunday, the pope said, “If you trust only men, you have lost.” He continued, “It makes me think of . . . people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit of a distrust doesn’t it?” Interestingly, in that same speech the pope wondered aloud why the Allies didn’t do more to stop...
  • This Is How You "Boost" GDP: US Sells Over $4 Billion In Weapons To Israel, Iran And Saudi Arabia

    05/22/2015 8:42:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/22/2015 | Tyler Durden
    War, what's it good for? Aside from countless deaths of innocent civilians of course, it means a GDP boost for the biggest exporter of weapons on earth, the United States, and even more profits for the US military-industrial complex. Profits which mean the shareholders of America's arms manufacturers get even richer. Which is why following months of middle-eastern sabre ratling and numerous quasi-wars already raging in the region, moments ago the U.S. State Department approved the sale of 10 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia for $1.9 billion, the first step in "a major multibillion-dollar modernization of the Saudi...
  • Israel reportedly bombed arms warehouses in Libya

    04/04/2015 12:07:02 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 67 replies
    i24news ^ | April 02nd 2015 10:09pm | i24news
    Destroyed warehouses allegedly stockpiled weapons purchased by Iran for Hamas An Israeli air force jet allegedly bombed warehouses in Libya placed in a small airfield in the south of the country, according to Arab media citing unnamed Libyan security sources. According to the reports, the warehouses, which were completely destroyed, stockpiled weaponry purchased by Iran from Africa and were intended to be smuggled to Hamas in Gaza.
  • Instead of 'Ridding World' of Nukes -As Pledged- Obama's Walked Us Into a Complex Arms Race

    03/27/2015 11:13:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember back in the Spring of '09, when a fresh-faced 'historic president' Obama told a cheering crowd one sunny day at Prague Castle that he'll work towards a world 'free of nuclear weapons'? In retrospect, it seems he meant a world just free of American nuclear weapons- as he's been slashing all our capabilities, development programs, and even defensive missile shields to appease enemies -primarily Russia- in order to free up more money for solar panels and food stamps. The Norks sure didn't get the memo... nor the Russians, or anybody else- as they've been building and testing whatever-they-damnwell-please the whole time....
  • Everything in the Israeli-Hamas Conflict is *ss Backwards! (Rush)

    07/26/2014 4:42:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. The Israelis have rejected the ceasefire proposal made by the haughty John Kerry, who served in Vietnam. The Israelis reject ceasefire deal. The only thing a ceasefire does is allow Hamas to regroup. I think Hamas is on the ropes and that's why everybody wants a ceasefire. I'm telling you, everything over there is ass backwards. Everything in this conflict is 180 degrees out of phase. They want the ceasefire to give Hamas time to regroup. "Well, we have to make it fair, Mr. Limbaugh, because the Israelis have such an unfair advantage. They're richer and they're...
  • German ambassador: Obama agreed not to send arms to Ukraine

    03/09/2015 6:26:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2015 5:41 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama agreed last month not to send lethal defensive aid to Ukraine, a top German diplomat said Monday, as lawmakers from both parties continued to press the president to shore up Ukraine’s beleaguered military in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. The German ambassador to the U.S., Peter Wittig, said in an Associated Press interview that Obama agreed to hold off during a White House meeting in February with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said Obama had concurred with Merkel that it was important “to give some space for those diplomatic, political efforts that were underway.” […] The Obama...
  • As Obama maneuvers2remove Cuba fm State Sponsors of Terror list, China caught shipping arms2Castro

    03/03/2015 6:54:08 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    Babalu's blog ^ | March 3, 2015 @9:02 am | Alberto del la Cruz
    As Obama maneuvers to remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terror list, China is caught shipping arms to Castro regime "From the same president who assures us that global warming is a bigger threat to the world than ISIS, we are told that Cuba's apartheid Castro dictatorship is not a state sponsor of terror. Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Colombia Intercepts Shipment of "War Materiel" Headed to CubaThe Colombian authorities have intercepted a Chinese-flagged ship loaded with "war materiel" headed for Cuba. It was intercepted near the Port of Cartagena. The cargo includes long-range weapons systems. According to El Tiempo,...
  • Anbar Province Could ‘Collapse Within Hours,’ Says Iraqi Tribal Leader ‘We’re Losing Ground, Not...

    02/14/2015 7:48:15 PM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Anbar Province Could ‘Collapse Within Hours,’ Says Iraqi Tribal Leader ‘We’re Losing Ground, Not Gaining’ By Kellan Howell - February 14, 2015 An Iraqi tribal leader said Saturday that Islamic State militants are quickly gaining ground in Anabar province and predicted Iraqi army forced could “collapse within hours” if tribal forces withdraw. Sheikh Naim al-Gaoud, a Sunni Muslim leader of the Albu Nimr tribe, called for more U.S. intervention in the region, including ground troops and arming tribes directly, CNNreported Saturday.
  • US shipload of weapons, ammunition for Lebanese army worth $25 million lands in Beirut

    02/08/2015 6:33:38 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Star Tribune / AP ^ | 2-8-2015 | BASSEM MROUE
    Ambassador David Hale said the equipment includes more than 70 M198 howitzers and over 26 million rounds of ammunition and artillery "of all shapes and sizes, including heavy artillery." Islamic extremists have launched several attacks on Lebanese troops over the past months in areas near the Syrian border, killing and wounding scores of troops. The most serious attack occurred in August, when members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and the Islamic State group captured two dozen Lebanese soldiers. They have killed four of them and still hold the rest. Lebanese and American officials attended a handover ceremony Sunday at Beirut's...
  • Second Amendment protects dirk knives and police batons

    12/17/2014 10:12:07 AM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    So holds the Connecticut Supreme Court, in the just-released State v. DeCiccio. Here’s an excerpt of the reasoning as to police batons, which also applies in large measure to dirks, and which, I would argue, should apply to stun guns and Tasers (paragraph break added). (Disclosure: I represent the Association of Women Against Rape and Endangerment, as amicus curiae, in Commonwealth v. Caetano, now pending before the Massachusetts high court; that cases involves the question whether stun guns and Tasers are “arms” for Second Amendment purposes; we argue that they are.)
  • ISIS VIDEO: AMERICA’S AIR DROPPED WEAPONS NOW IN OUR HANDS

    10/21/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 21,2014 | Josh Rogin
    At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Syria appears to have fallen into the hands of ISIS, a dangerous misfire in the American mission to speed aid to Kurdish forces making their stand in Kobani. An ISIS-associated YouTube account posted a new video online Tuesday entitled, “Weapons and munitions dropped by American planes and landed in the areas controlled by the Islamic State in Kobani.” The video was also posted on the Twitter account of “a3maq news,” which acts as an unofficial media arm of ISIS. The outfit has previously posted videos of ISIS fighters firing American made...
  • 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.