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  • Reports Coming From Syria About Surprise US Airborne Op To Capture Tabqa Dam & Cut ISIS Exit Route

    03/22/2017 8:10:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/22/17
    Reports coming from Syria about US airborne op to cut Raqqa-Aleppo highway+landing via Euprhates river near Tabqahttps://syria.liveuamap.com/?zoom=11&ll=35.923532447182374,38.59222412109376   Reports of 500 US and SDF fighters airlifted east Euphrates to control al-Tabqa dam and cut IS Raqqa exit route east Syriahttps://twitter.com/NorthernStork/status/844529224870440961
  • Kurdish forces capture large chunks of northeast Raqqa

    02/23/2017 8:24:06 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    AMN ^ | 23/02/2017 | Leith Fadel
    BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) liberated several sites from the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization on Thursday, killing and wounding several militants amid their large-scale advance in northeast Al-Raqqa.According to the SDF’s official media wing, their forces liberated the villages of Al-Qandeel Al-Sharqi, Abu Jandal, and Mahbash in the northeastern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.With their latest advance in northeastern Al-Raqqa, the Syrian Democratic Forces have managed to clear much of this region, paving the way for their comrades in the west to push closer to the provincial capital.
  • Stars with planets on strange orbits: what's going on?

    05/29/2016 5:12:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    phys.org ^ | 05/27/2016
    All the planets in our solar system orbit close to the sun's equatorial plane. Of the eight confirmed planets, the Earth's orbit is the most tilted, but even that tilt is still small, at just seven degrees. It was natural, then, for astronomers to expect that planets orbiting other stars would behave the same way... But in recent years, new observations have revealed that the story is somewhat more complicated, at least for the oddest planets known, the Hot Jupiters. ... Comparable in mass to Jupiter, they move on incredibly short period orbits, almost skimming the surfaces of their host...
  • Phoebe Probably Distant Traveller (Saturn Moon)

    06/20/2004 10:56:34 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 269+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-20-2004
    Phoebe probably distant traveller Cassini's images of Phoebe Images of Saturn's moon Phoebe from the Cassini spacecraft suggest it may be a relic of objects that formed billions of years ago in the outer Solar System. The pictures seem to show ice in its craters, boosting the theory that it is more similar to comets and very distant Solar System objects than to asteroids. Scientists think Phoebe migrated inwards and was probably captured by Saturn's gravity billions of years ago. Several tiny Saturn moons may have been blasted out of Phoebe by space impacts. "Battered and beat-up as [Phoebe] is,...
  • U.S. Captures Significant ISIS Operative, Ushering in Tricky Phase

    03/02/2016 9:44:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/02/2016 | By HELENE COOPER, ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — An elite American Special Operations force has captured a significant Islamic State operative in Iraq and is expected to apprehend and interrogate a number of others in coming months, ushering in a new and potentially fraught phase in the fight against the extremist Sunni militant group. American defense officials described the capture as a crucial development in battling the Islamic State but said it also raised questions about handling what is likely to be a growing group of detainees. Although American commandos have captured a handful of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria in discrete operations in...
  • Stealing Sedna

    08/06/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Universe Today ^ | David Dickinson
    From the start, Sedna was an odd-ball. Its 11,400 year orbit takes it from a perihelion of 76 astronomical units (for context, Neptune is an average of 30 AUs from the Sun) to an amazing 936 AUs from the Sun. (A thousand AUs is 1.6% of a light year, and 0.4% of the way to Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system). Currently at a distance of 86 AU and headed towards perihelion in 2076, we’re lucky we caught Sedna as it ‘neared’ (we use the term ‘near’ loosely in this case!) the Sun. But this strange path...
  • The Day John McCain Got Shot Down

    07/21/2015 5:33:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Pythia Press ^ | 2010 | Zalin Grant
    The Day John McCain Got Shot Down Did He Show the Right Stuff? By Zalin Grant John McCain received mixed reviews from fellow pilots when he arrived on the USS Oriskany in 1967, a month before he was shot down and captured. Cal Swanson, commander of fighter squadron VF-162, was enthusiastic. Swanson thought McCain proved he had the right stuff by getting himself assigned to the Oriskany, an aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of North Vietnam in the South China Sea. The Oriskany had seen more combat and suffered heavier casualties than any ship in the Vietnam War. McCain’s...
  • BREAKING! VENEZUELA SAYS THEY’VE CAPTURED AMERICAN PILOT (video)

    02/28/2015 4:44:55 PM PST · by blueyon · 63 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 2/28/15 | soopermexican
    As if foreign policy couldn’t get any worse. The President Piece of Crap Maduro announced that they have captured an American pilot that was trying to topple his regime. Watch below:
  • ‘Methane backpacks’ capture cow farts, turn them into green fuel

    05/07/2014 10:20:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/7/14 | Springwise.com
    It’s common knowledge that certain types of organic waste can be harnessed as energy sources, with UK firm 2OC even recently turning huge greaseballs found in the country’s sewers into power for local homes. Now Argentina’s INTA governmental research body has developed cow backpacks that trap the methane they produce in order to turn it into green energy. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, methane accounts for nine percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the US, and the agriculture sector is the primary source of these emissions. Recognizing that methane released into the atmosphere is damaging to the environment,...
  • Navy SEALs 'took turns dumping HUNDREDS of bullets' into Osama bin Laden's dead body, report

    03/15/2014 6:16:24 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 143 replies
    ukmail ^ | 3 15 14
    Special operations sources have claimed that the terror leader was shot more than one hundred times in the fatal 2011 raid. A new report from a website known within the intelligence and armed services community claims that the sheer number of times that Osama bin Laden was shot is the reason why the government has never released photos of his dead body. Citing two confidential sources, The Special Operations Forces Situation Report tells how 'operator after operator took turns dumping magazines-worth of ammunition into Bin Laden’s body'. The site goes on to argue that while the Navy SEALs may have...
  • U.N. Ambassador Rice Helped Thwart Bin Laden Capture

    06/05/2013 8:09:38 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 21, 2012
    As we mentioned in an earlier editorial about her possible appointment as secretary of state, "In 1996, while serving as assistant secretary of state for African affairs under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Rice helped persuade President Clinton to rebuff Sudan's offer to turn Osama bin Laden, who was then living there, over to U.S. authorities." Richard Miniter, author of the book "Losing bin Laden," told World Magazine in 2003 that Rice played a primary role in scuttling the deal in which Sudan could have turned over bin Laden to the U.S.
  • First Picture Of Captured Terror Suspect Released [Caution: Graphic image]

    04/19/2013 7:22:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 189 replies
    The 19-year old Dzhokhar has seen better days...
  • Explaining NASA's plan on how to bag an asteroid (aka, NASA's plan to haul an asteroid)

    04/11/2013 2:33:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Capture Insurgents, Weapons, Drugs

    01/03/2012 3:57:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2012 – Combined international and Afghan forces captured two Taliban leaders in Afghanistan today, military officials reported. A combined force in the northern province of Baghlan captured a Taliban leader in the Baghlan-e Jadid district, where he was known to operate a bomb-making cell and direct attacks against Afghan forces. In the south, a combined security force captured a Taliban leader and another insurgent in Helmand province’s Nahr-e Saraj district. The leader coordinated direct-fire attacks in the upper Gereshk Valley and planted roadside bombs. Afghan and coalition forces detained another suspected insurgent while searching for another Taliban...
  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Leader

    09/02/2011 2:30:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force yesterday detained a Taliban leader and an associate during an operation in the Marjah district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, military officials reported. The leader was responsible for threatening to kill Afghan civilians and conducting attacks against Afghan security forces. In other Afghanistan news yesterday: -- Combined forces killed six insurgents, detained six others and seized a weapons cache during separate operations across Regional Command East. The cache contained three inert rocket-propelled grenades, two 155 mm casings, improvised explosive device parts and spent small-arms casings. -- A remotely piloted...
  • ICC prosecutor spokeswoman says Gaddafi son detained

    08/21/2011 4:08:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2011
    About all that's in so far. Undoubtedly, more details will follow soon.
  • Afghan, Coalition Force Kills, Captures Insurgents

    06/16/2011 5:09:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release KABUL, Afghanistan, June 16, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two armed insurgents and detained several suspects during a nighttime security operation in the Mota Khan district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province yesterday, military officials reported. The Afghan-led security force encountered the armed insurgents while searching for a Haqqani terrorist network facilitator. The facilitator is a roadside and car bomb expert who conducts, coordinates and directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces within the district. After arriving at the suspected location, the force noticed several armed individuals...
  • Your Mission: Capture bin Laden. Just KILL HIM first!

    05/13/2011 9:36:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/2011 | Doug Book
    The flood of conflicting “official” stories detailing the death of Osama bin Laden has become almost farcical. But perhaps we’re not being told what DID happen in Abbottabad because no one at the White House wishes to admit what was SUPPOSED to happen. That is, divulge the real objective.
  • Goal Was Never to Capture bin Laden

    05/04/2011 10:27:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 66 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/4/11 | Yochi Dreazen, Aamer Madhani & Marc Ambinder
    The Navy SEALs knew their mission was to kill the al Qaeda leader, not take him aliveIn the weeks before President Obama ordered Navy SEALs into Pakistan in pursuit of Osama bin Laden, administration officials weighed using American warplanes to obliterate the terror mastermind's fortified compound from the sky or sending commandos on a high-risk mission to assault the structure from the ground. But there's one option the administration appears to have never seriously considered: taking bin Laden alive. In an important new detail about Sunday's raid, the White House disclosed on Tuesday that bin Laden was unarmed when the...
  • Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission

    05/03/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:20 PM on 3rd May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound. Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not even told who they were preparing to capture - had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound. The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan.