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  • IDF Apprehends Terrorist Who Killed Samaria Resident Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal

    03/20/2018 4:49:09 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 5 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    The 19-year old Israeli-Arab terrorist Abed al-Karim Adel Assi who stabbed Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal to death at the Ariel (Samaria) Junction last month was caught by in Nablus (Samaria) overnight along with several other suspects who helped him hide. Al-Karim was arrested in a joint operation by forces from the Shin Bet, the Israel Police’s counterterrorism unit Yamam, and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Samaria Territorial Brigade, which was launched immediately after the attack, according to Ynet News. The video below, in Hebrew, shows the overnight raid and includes an interview with a soldier from the IDF. [Watch a video...
  • IDF Thwarts Attempt by Hamas to Restore Old Terror Tunnel

    03/20/2018 4:44:44 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 3 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    On the night of March 17, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) thwarted an attempt by the terrorist organization Hamas to renew an old terror tunnel directed towards the Kerem Shalom crossing in southern Israel. The IDF neutralized the tunnel without any casualties whatsoever. In their report, the IDF said that currently there is no immediate threat towards the Kerem Shalom crossing and nearby areas. This is one of the first times Hamas tried to reuse an old terror tunnel. Hamas attempted to reuse an old tunnel that was discovered in 2014 by building a new one nearby, with the intention...
  • Arab Terrorist Kills 2 IDF Soldiers and Wounds Others in Samaria Car-Ramming Attack

    03/18/2018 4:38:25 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 6 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 18, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    On Friday, Alaa Kabha, an Arab terrorist from the town of Ba’ata, rammed his car into an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) vehicle killing 2 soldiers, Sergeant Netanel Kahalani, 20, of Elyakim and Lieutenant Ziv Daus, 21, of Azur. The names of the 2 soldiers were released for publication yesterday. After an initial investigation into the incident, officials determined that the terrorist first spotted the IDF troops who were standing near a pillbox post located between the Arab village of Ya’bad, in Samaria and nearby olive plantations. The two slain soldiers were standing at the front of their jeep, while the...
  • WWII Aircraft Carrier found off Australian Coast

    03/16/2018 5:20:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/16/2018 | W Olson
    Searchers from vessel Petrel, owned by billionaire explorer Paul Allen have found the wreckage of the USS Lexington. The aircraft carrier sunk 76 years ago near Australia. The Lexington was critically damaged by Japanese forces during the battle of the Coral Sea on May 8, 1942. "Lexington was on our priority list because she was one of the capital ships that was lost during WWII," said Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Allen, in a statement. One of the first US aircraft carriers ever built, the vessel dubbed "Lady Lex" was located at the bottom of the Coral Sea...
  • Be as PC as You Can Be…Find your Future in the US Military

    03/13/2018 3:53:48 PM PDT · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 1,3 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Back in the 1980’s, the Army ran a series of successful commercials, with the slogan, “Be All You Can Be.” The corny ads depicted a US Army that was reborn during the Reagan administration and an Army that actually focused on killing bad guys and breaking things. Imagine that… Flash forward to the Orwellian hell of the Pentagon in 2018, where your military left is right, where men are pregnant, where women are transitioning to men, where lactation stations are now part of the military’s SOP, where the girl next door, at 5 feet nothing and weighing nothing will be...
  • Institutional Inertia - Never Accept Average

    03/13/2018 4:53:58 AM PDT · by w1n1
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/13/2018 | C Wojcik
    How law enforcement snipers can avoid the dreaded ‘institutional inertia’ that often slows progress at agencies. As I travel around the nation providing instruction to various law enforcement agencies, I see a consistent trend that greatly inhibits growth and development in the areas of training and equipment. That trend is a lack of time, money and resources related to sustainment training, and identifying advancements in equipment and tactics. A man far wiser than I once told me that the three critical assets needed to accomplish tasks were time, money and resources. He continued on by saying that if you’ve got...
  • Stoner 63: Navy SEAL's long favored Gun

    03/09/2018 5:17:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/9/2018 | J Hines
    Do you remember the Stone 63 machine gun? Want to know how good it was? Ask any of the former Seal members from the Vietnam war and mid 70’s, they can attest it was the thing to have for a four man patrol. The Stoner 63, is a 5.56×45mm NATO, Modular Weapon System, using a variety of modular components, it can be configured as a rifle, a carbine, a top-fed light machine gun and a belt-fed squad automatic weapon. Designed by Eugen Stoner in the early 1960s. War departments claims the Stoner machine gun saw limited combat during the Vietnam...
  • American Standoff

    03/08/2018 5:40:56 PM PST · by Auslander154 · 6 replies
    I just watched the TV documentary (American Standoff) about the Oregon Standoff and occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, and I am still sick to my stomach. Not living out west, I did not realize that Dwight Hammond and his son Steve were still in jail for this travesty of justice. A good man named LaVoy Finicum was killed by the feds in the standoff. The Ruby Ridge feds were at it again. As i understand it, Trump talked about this situation during his campaign. I am incensed that he still has not pardoned the Hammonds. The...
  • Air Combat First – CIA

    03/08/2018 4:52:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/8/2018 | J Hines
    About 50 years near Vietnam, a helicopter that wasn’t officially there fended off an attack on a post that didn't officially exist, with the help of a single Kalash. It may have been the unofficial report of the shot down of an airplane with an AK-47…from a helicopter by the CIA. "An Air Combat First" painting by Keith Woodcock in the CIA's collecton remembers the occasion that an Air America helicopter fought off at attack on a remote radar site just over the North Vietnamese border with Laos. (Photo: CIA) The story is during the Vietnam War, Lima Site 85...
  • Valiant soldiers to the end in firefight in Niger

    03/05/2018 5:24:21 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 5, 2018 | Anon
    The helmet cam from one of the SOF guys in the Niger attack has gone live on line. The link is
  • US Army 2018: No Killers, No Fillers and a Heck of a Lot of Fodder

    03/01/2018 5:30:42 PM PST · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 1, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    General Dick Cavazos used to say that the Army was composed of three types of soldiers: killers, fillers and fodder. Cavazos was a living legend on active duty. An infantry officer and combat veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross twice for extraordinary heroism in action. “In 1976, Cavazos became the first Hispanic to reach the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army.[2] In 1980, he became commander of III Corps — and is recognized for his innovative leadership of the Corps.[10]” “In 1982, Cavazos again made military history by being appointed...
  • "Trump is Winning," says Moscow analyst.

    03/01/2018 1:49:23 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 18 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | Feb 2018 | S. Karaganov, P. Goble
    “Trump is winning,” Sergey Karaganov says. “It is already common ground that he will not be removed and that he is beginning to push his own agenda in both domestic and foreign policy. That "America First" agenda pleases a significant part of Americans, and Trump’s ratings have stabilized despite the wild hysteria in the American media.” Trump “has every chance not only to work to the end of his first term but to have a second. In the worst case, he could put in his place his daughter Ivanka. I’m joking..." Trump has adjusted to America’s diminished status in the...
  • Son deploying today

    02/27/2018 8:23:49 AM PST · by uscga77 · 40 replies
    He's off again. First a flight of 12-14 hours. Then regularly up to Afghanistan. God go with him and his fellow airmen. Proud father of USAF pilot.
  • China Weaponizing Isotope That Could Dramatically Worsen Nuclear War

    02/26/2018 9:51:27 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 53 replies
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    The future of nuclear warfare is becoming far more destructive. The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced last week that state-backed researchers at a facility in Lanzhou had successfully fired superheated beams of Tantalum 181. Tantalum 181 is a radioactive isotope that could be added to nuclear warheads to increase their devastating fallout. This news from a Chinese city that many Westerners have likely never heard of has sobering implications for every person alive. Adding Tantalum 181 to a warhead could theoretically produce a “salted” nuclear bomb. After causing extreme damage with the initial explosion, a salted bomb would release a...
  • Mattis expected to back transgender troops -- if they can deploy, official says

    02/22/2018 7:23:32 PM PST · by pboyington · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 22, 2018 | Fox News
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to recommend to President Trump that transgender people can serve in the U.S. military if they can deploy overseas, a U.S. official with knowledge of the secretary’s thinking on the issue told Fox News Thursday. The official said Mattis did not want to go against recent federal court orders which ruled Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military is unlawful.
  • Fire General Sleeping Dog Mattis

    02/22/2018 5:50:53 PM PST · by pboyington · 36 replies
    White House Petitions ^ | February 22, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of Defense General James Mattis has done NOTHING to stop the PC insanity and lunatic social engineering polices that are destroying the combat power and fighting spirit of the US military. Physical standards are evaporating to accommodate women in the combat arms and Special Forces. Gay weddings at West Point, NCO's accused of committing 'microaggressions" when disciplining USAF cadets, communist army officers, social justice instructors at West Point, a male pregnancy SOP in the Army, transgender showers, Navy collisions on the high seas, a general fired for calling a woman, 'sweetheart,' no grenade and land nav requirements at army...
  • Vintage Iconic Colt Model 1911

    02/22/2018 5:47:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/22/2018 | J Hines
    The Colt Model 1911 has a really long lifespan. I can remember when I first qualified on the 1911 while in the military. This may sound cheesy, but it was a huge accomplishment for myself with no pistol shooting experience at the time. What I also love was seeing those old WWII training footage back in the day. You'll notice this footage is very similar to the FBI pistol training and utilizing Col. Rex Applegate combat shooting methods for close quarter combat. Maybe I’m just old school but I like the tradition that these bad boys 1911 have gone through....
  • Allow for Cadet Peter Wang to receive a Full Honors Military Burial

    02/21/2018 5:10:23 PM PST · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Peter Wang, 15, was one of the students killed in Florida this past week. He was a Jrotc Cadet who was last seen, in uniform, holding doors open and thus allowing other students, teachers, and staff to flee to safety. Wang was killed in the process. His selfless and heroic actions have led to the survival of dozens in the area. Wang died a hero, and deserves to be treated as such, and deserves a full honors military burial.
  • Sleeping Dog Mattis

    02/20/2018 9:56:10 PM PST · by pboyington · 58 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 20, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, was apparently the second coming of Patton, a real world walking, talking version of Frederick the Great’s maxim, “L’Audace, L’Audace, Toujours L’Audace”, a well-read grunt who spit napalm and ingested cut glass, a Marine who made Dan Daly and Chesty Puller look like campus snowflakes. During more than 30 years on active duty as a gyrene, the Mad Dog said many classic statements, but these were some of his favorites: ‘It’s quite fun to shoot them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people.’ In 2005, he offered this...
  • Today we honor the men of Iwo Jima

    02/19/2018 8:09:54 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 55 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/19/18 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Seventy three years ago today the United States Marine Corps sent waves of teenaged men onto the black foreboding beaches on a Japanese held island called Iwo Jima. Capturing Iwo Jima was essential to the American war against Japan as it offered a place for battered bombers to safely land which would save the lives of hundreds of airmen returning from sorties over Japan in barely flyable planes. The average age of these men was just under nineteen. They knew what was at stake and charged up Iwo’s beaches sometimes straight into enemy machine gun fire that would have stopped...