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  • Terrorists in Sinai fire RPG at hotel, causing injuries

    08/01/2013 6:00:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 8/1/13 | staff
    Terrorists operating in the Egyptian resort town of El Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a hotel, according to Al-Ahram. Casualties were reported. Officials in Sinai say the political instability that continues to wrack the country in the wake of Mohammed Morsi’s ouster by the military is having an adverse impact on tourism to the peninsula, according to Al-Ahram.
  • US Vet Fighting With Syrian Rebels Got Full Disability Pay, His Dad Says

    03/13/2013 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/12/13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Eric Harroun is an Arizona native who rioted with rebels in Cairo and fought in Syria for Al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al Nusra. **SNIP** Harroun's descent into Islamic fanaticism seems to have begun sometime after his discharge from the military. With seemingly no way to pursue his lifelong dream of being a soldier, he fell in with two Iraqi brothers, Maadh and Hayder Ibrahim, who he met while attending Pima Community College in Tucson, and began to identify himself as a Muslim, according to people who know him.
  • The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up

    11/02/2012 12:18:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    November 2, 2012 The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up By Pat Buchanan 11/2/2012   On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed. At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city. "When that occurred," says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies
    COLLEGIAN.csufresno.edu - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • Marine Attack Squadron loses eight Harrier jets

    09/17/2012 9:40:42 AM PDT · by Daus · 58 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 9/16/2012 | David Cenciotti
    Marine Attack Squadron loses eight Harrier jets in worst U.S. air loss in one day since the Vietnam War On Friday Sept. 14, at around 10.15 p.m. local time, a force of Taliban gunmen attacked Camp Bastion, in Helmand Province, the main strategic base in southwestern Afghanistan.About 15 insurgents (19 according to some reports), wearing U.S. Army uniforms, organized into three teams, breached the perimeter fence and launched an assault on the airfield, that includes the U.S. Camp Leatherneck and the UK’s Camp Bastion, where British royal Prince Harry, an AH-64 Apache pilot (initially believed to be the main target...
  • Moving Syrian tank gets hit by an RPG

    07/14/2012 11:51:36 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 13 July 2012
    He just keeps going.
  • South Park Creators Approached Obsidian Directly for Game

    12/07/2011 3:23:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Tom's Hardware ^ | December 7, 2011 | Kevin Parrish
    Obsidian's CEO talks about meeting Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and kick-starting development of an RPG that will stay true to the show's roots, vulgar language and all.
  • Apache helicopters to be sent into Libya by Britain

    05/23/2011 5:14:11 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 23 May 2011 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    The UK is to send helicopters to Libya following similar announcements by France. Britain and France are to deploy attack helicopters against Libya in an attempt to break the military stalemate, particularly in the important coastal city of Misrata, security sources have told the Guardian. In a significant escalation of the conflict, the Apaches – based on HMS Ocean – will join French helicopters in risky operations which reflect deepening frustration among British and French defence chiefs about their continuing inability to protect civilians. Apaches, which are being used in counter insurgency operations in Afghanistan, can manoeuvre and attack small...
  • Somali Pirates Open Up a "Stock Exchange"

    12/02/2009 12:45:35 AM PST · by newbie2008 · 13 replies · 1,182+ views
    reginaldo writes to clue us that pirates in Somalia have opened up a cooperative in Haradheere, where investors can pay money or guns to help their favorite pirate crew for a share of the piracy profits. "'Four months ago, during the monsoon rains, we decided to set up this stock exchange. We started with 15 "maritime companies" and now we are hosting 72. Ten of them have so far been successful at hijacking,' Mohammed [a wealthy former pirate who took a Reuters reporter to the facility] said. ... Piracy investor Sahra Ibrahim, a 22-year-old divorcee, was lined up with others...
  • Alleged Somali Pirates Indicted for Attacks on Navy Ships

    04/24/2010 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 539+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Alleged Somali Pirates Indicted for Attacks on Navy Ships NORFOLK, VA—Federal grand juries in the Eastern District of Virginia have returned two separate indictments charging 11 men from Somalia with engaging in piracy and related offenses pertaining to attacks on two Navy ships. The indictments charge separate attacks by separate groups on the U.S.S. Nicholas and the U.S.S. Ashland. Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; George Venizelos, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office; Alex J. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s...
  • Iraq Video: Murder It Isn't....Foolhardy Reuter Reporters It Is

    04/06/2010 8:01:20 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 777+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-06-10 | Curt
    And those reporters paid the price for their ignorance.What unbelievable knuckleheads the left and the MSM are. Making the rounds over the last few days is this video in which Wikileaks says there were unarmed civilian reporters who were killed for no other reason than they had cameras. Complete and utter bulls&%t. [VIDEO AT SITE] This was 2007 people. There was still a war going on. And it sucks that the reporters deemed it necessary to embed themselves with the enemy, but they knew full well what the results might be. Rusty at The Jawa Report has screen shots of...
  • Brit firm stops anti-tank (RPGs) warheads with cloth (replacement of slat armor with light weight)

    10/20/2009 8:55:18 AM PDT · by Wiz · 9 replies · 1,258+ views
    The register ^ | 2009 Jun 25 | Lewis Page
    Cunning new UK technology will see British troops' vehicles in Afghanistan protected from armour-piercing rocket warheads - by cloth. The MoD was pleased yesterday to unveil its new TARIAN "textile based" vehicle protection system, which will see lightweight cloth attached to the sides of military vehicles in Afghan combat. TARIAN is expected to resist strikes from RPGs*, shoulder-fired antitank rockets in common use among the Taliban. That might seem to be impossible, as an RPG warhead can blast a hole through thick armour plate. But in fact TARIAN, already on trial in Afghanistan, apparently works well. That's because it's actually...
  • Portrait of Valor: Hero of Afghanistan Sgt. Jared Monti Wins Medal of Honor Posthumously

    09/16/2009 8:17:22 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 918+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 16, 2009
    Soon after Sgt. Jared Monti died -- killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while trying to save a comrade high in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2006 -- his father Paul found hidden in his son's bedroom drawer a bronze star, five Army commendation medals and four Army achievement medals. "He never told anyone he won them. He was always very humble. He didn't want accolades. He didn't want medals. He wanted his work to speak for itself. When he was a kid he was never one to jump up and down and say 'look at me,'" said Paul Monti.
  • Arms Trafficker Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Plot to Smuggle...

    04/21/2009 7:18:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 779+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Arms Trafficker Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Plot to Smuggle Shoulder-Fired Surface-to-Air Missiles, Rocket-Propelled Grenades, and Other Military Weapons LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CHRISTIAAN SPIES, a leader of an international arms trafficking operation, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for plotting to smuggle shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles ("SAMs"), rocket-propelled grenades ("RPGs"), anti-tank guided missiles, and other high-powered military weapons into the United States for sale. United States District Judge RICHARD J. HOLWELL imposed the sentence today in...
  • 'Second Life' Affair Leads to Real-Life Divorce (Nerd Alert)

    11/14/2008 6:55:33 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies · 1,129+ views
    Fox ^ | 11/14/2008 | Fox
    A British couple have divorced after the husband was caught having a "virtual affair" with a female character in an online role-playing game. David Pollard and Amy Taylor met in an online chat room in 2003 and married after discovering a shared love of the Internet game "Second Life." In the game, players create characters known as avatars, which then interact with others in a virtual world. To his wife's horror, Pollard's interaction included virtual infidelity with a female character playing the role of a prostitute.
  • Computer RPG game about Warsaw Risisng

    07/05/2008 5:03:07 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 272+ views
    polskieradio.pl ^ | 05.07.2008
    RPG game about Warsaw Risisng 05.07.2008 It was published by Bully Pulpit Games, in the US and designed by Jason Morningstar. It proved a huge success in America, though has not found its way to Poland yet. ‘Grey Ranks is a game for three to five players’, write the publishers, ‘that puts you in the shoes of child soldiers during the Warsaw Uprising. The game is designed to be played over three sessions and includes a scene structure, with each scene corresponding to a specific date in 1944. As the game progresses, success becomes increasingly difficult and the player is...
  • Diablo III

    06/28/2008 9:05:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 30 replies · 163+ views
    Blizzard ^ | This week? | Staff
    Two decades have passed since the demonic denizens, Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal, wandered the world of Sanctuary in a vicious rampage to shackle humanity into unholy slavery. Yet for those who battled the Prime Evils directly, the memory fades slowly and the wounds of the soul still burn. When Deckard Cain returns to the ruins of Tristram's Cathedral seeking clues to new stirrings of evil, a comet from the heavens strikes the very ground where Diablo once entered the world. The comet carries a dark omen in its fiery being and it calls the heroes of Sanctuary to defend the...
  • Army Staff Sergeant nominated for Medal of Honor

    03/30/2008 8:07:31 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 129 replies · 2,237+ views
    Email ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    NARRATIVE NOMINATING SSG DAVID BELLAVIA FOR THE MEDAL OF HONOR DURING OPERATION PHANTOM FURY FALLUJAH, IRAQ On the night of 10 November 2004 Third Platoon, A Company, Task Force 2-2 IN near OBJ Wolf in Fallujah, Iraq, was ordered to attack to destroy six to eight Anti Iraqi Forces (AIF). 1LT Edward Iwan, the A Company Executive Officer, had identified six to eight AIF who had entered a block of twelve buildings. These AIF had engaged A55 and tanks from Team Tank with automatic weapons and rocket fire. Having a 25 mm cannon malfunction, 1LT Edward Iwan cordoned off the...
  • 'RPG penetrated IDF tank in Gaza Strip'_(merkave 3 not 4 w reac armor/shield)

    12/12/2007 4:22:48 PM PST · by Flavius · 29 replies · 583+ views
    j post ^ | December 13, 2007 | jpost staff
    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have managed to penetrate an IDF Merkava tank using a missile and the army is now checking if double headed anti-tank missiles have made their way to Gaza, Channel 10 reported Wednesday. IDF tanks in northern Gaza on Wednesday. Photo: AP According to the report, the missile was fired at an IDF tank on Tuesday and its jet stream passed between the tank's soldiers, who subsequently suffered from smoke inhalation. Details released by the IDF about the incident on Tuesday said that four soldiers had inhaled smoke and suffered minor bruises, but had not stated...
  • Military Medical Team Makes the 'Toughest Call' (GI IMPALED BY BOMB - courage abounds!!!)

    09/23/2007 7:46:56 AM PDT · by paulat · 2,043 replies · 7,283+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/22/07 | Ruth Reiss
    Unexploded Rocket-Propelled Grenade Impales Army Private in Afghanistan By RUTH REISS [snip] One RPG skidded past Lt. Mariani's vehicle. All of the vehicles had to quickly get out of the "kill zone." But before they could get to safety, two rockets hit Pvt. Moss' Humvee. Staff Sgt. Eric Wynn, 33, the soldier in the front passenger seat, felt one slice through his face. Moss remembers the truck practically lift up. He was thrown up against the Humvee and then moved to return fire. "I smelled something smoking and I looked down ... and I was smoking," he said. Wynn turned...
  • Plane carrying Shelby and Cramer fired on above Iraq

    08/30/2007 3:57:51 PM PDT · by RDTF · 92 replies · 5,216+ views
    Al.com ^ | August 30, 2007 | vdmartin
    A C-130 aircraft carrying an Alabama senator and congressman was fired on this evening as it was flying from Baghdad to Amman, Jordan. The airplane was carrying Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Rep. Bud Cramer, D-Huntsville, and two other senators. Three rockets were shot at the plane and were "near misses," Shelby said in a telephone interview. He said the pilot took evasive maneuvers to avoid the rockets. The plane landed safely in Amman at about 4 p.m. central.
  • Gang Kidnaps Gamer to Get Password Using Fake Orkut Date

    07/22/2007 11:06:12 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 18 replies · 1,370+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | July 20, 2007 | Jesus Diaz
    An armed gang of four kidnapped one of the world's top RPG gamers after one criminal's girlfriend lured him into a fake date using Orkut, Google's social network. After sequestering him in Sao Paulo, they held a gun against the victim's head for five hours to get his password, which they wanted to sell for $8,000. And yes, the story gets even better. Surprisingly enough, after five hours the hostage wasn't talking. The group leader had a gun against his head all that time but the guy didn't say a word. At that point, the crooks gave up and decided...
  • Is it truth ? No, it's reuters MSM BIAS

    04/26/2007 10:44:10 AM PDT · by drzz · 11 replies · 782+ views
    Reuters ALWAYS take people for idiots : Palestinians attend a demonstration against violence in Gaza April 23, 2007. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)
  • Limerick (ireland) gang's bid to buy guns & [and rocket propelled grenades) foiled

    04/21/2007 6:54:35 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 5 replies · 322+ views
    RTE News Ireland ^ | April 21, 2007 | RTE Staff
    Gardaí are continuing to question three men who were arrested in connection with an attempt to buy firearms and high-powered weaponry. It is understood the firearms involved handguns, rocket-propelled grenades and an AK47 assault rifle. The three men were arrested on the outskirts of Cork city last night following a covert garda operation that has been ongoing for several months. Advertisement It was led by detectives from the southern region in Cork and Limerick, and backed up by the National Surveillance and Emergency Response Units. A criminal gang involved in the drugs trade in Limerick, the intended destination of the...
  • Army shuns system to combat RPGs

    09/05/2006 6:53:40 PM PDT · by ruptured duck · 106 replies · 3,446+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | Sept 5, 2006 | Adam Ciralsky, Lisa Myers & the NBC News Investigative Unit
    WASHINGTON - Rocket-propelled grenades, or RPGs, are a favorite weapon of insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are cheap, easy to use and deadly. RPGs have killed nearly 40 Americans in Afghanistan and more than 130 in Iraq, including 21-year-old Pvt. Dennis Miller. “They were in Ramadi, and his tank was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade,” says Miller’s mother, Kathy. “Little Denny never knew what hit him.” Sixteen months ago, commanders in Iraq began asking the Pentagon for a new system to counter RPGs and other anti-tank weapons. Last year, a special Pentagon unit thought it found a solution in...
  • 3 U.S. Soldiers Die in Afghanistan

    08/12/2006 10:15:32 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 5 replies · 366+ views
    AP ^ | August 12 2006 | FISNIK ABRASHI
    Three U.S. soldiers were killed and three wounded in a firefight in northeastern Afghanistan after militants attacked an American patrol with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire, a military spokesman said Saturday. U.S. troops used artillery to repel the attack in Nuristan province Friday, and helicopters rushed the wounded soldiers to medical care, said Col. Tom Collins. A civilian was also injured. U.S. forces in recent weeks have been pushing to their northernmost points along the mountainous Afghan-Pakistan border, including Nuristan, opening military bases in one of the wildest region in the country. Their mission is to crush militants loyal...
  • Avatar activists see red

    07/12/2006 12:50:24 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 12 replies · 570+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 07/12/06 | Stephen Hutcheon
    Some ten thousand Chinese protestors staged a demonstration on the weekend after a motif resembling a Hinomaru or "rising sun" Japanese flag was seen on a wall at a government office. Such large protests last took place in China two years ago when government-sanction anti-Japanese demonstrations broke out around the country after Japan approved school textbooks which glossed over its wartime atrocities. But this time, there was a difference. The protests were not sanctioned by Chinese authorities and barely a word about the disturbance has been reported in the mainstream press. That's because the demonstration took place inside a virtual...
  • Iraq: Insurgents using new advanced Russian RPG from Iran

    05/15/2006 8:09:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,250+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 05/12/06
    Insurgents using new advanced Russian RPG from Iran SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Friday, May 12, 2006 BAGHDAD ?The U.S. military has identified an advanced variant of a Soviet-origin rocket-propelled grenade system being used by Iraqi insurgents since early this year. Officials said the military has detected shipments of the RPG-29 in Iraq. They said the weapon system has been smuggled from Syria into Iraq by operatives of the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah. "This is the most advanced RPG that the insurgents have," an official said. "The [RPG-] 29 can rip through just about any armored platform." [On Tuesday, 17 people were killed...
  • Trophy Active Protection System

    04/17/2006 1:25:54 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 4 replies · 523+ views
    International Online Defense ^ | 6 January 2006 | Unknown
    The Trophy active protection system creates something equivalent to a hemispheric "force field" around the protected vehicle. It has three elements providing – Threat Detection and Tracking, Launching and Intercept functions. The Threat Detection and Warning subsystem consists of several sensors, including flat-panel radars, placed at strategic locations around the protected vehicle, to provide full hemispherical coverage. Once an incoming threat is detected identified and verified, the Countermeasure Assembly is opened, the countermeasure device is positioned in the direction where it can effectively intercept the threat. Then, it is launched automatically into a ballistic trajectory to intercept the incoming threat...
  • Whiz bang High-tech RPG defense in works at Dahlgren

    04/05/2006 2:34:07 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 38 replies · 1,686+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 05 April 06 | MICHAEL ZITZ
    Rapid deployment of 'Project Sheriff' rocket-propelled grenade defense system tested at Dahlgren could save American lives in Iraq There's a new sheriff in town. And it did some pretty impressive "RoboCop" shooting Friday at Dahlgren. A super-fast shield designed to protect American troops from rocket-propelled grenades that's becoming part of a platform nicknamed "Project Sheriff" succeeded in its first live-fire test as 140 VIPs and members of the media looked on. The prototype demonstration of what's being called "whiz bang" tech by some was conducted at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division on the heels of similar Israeli experiments...
  • Guard families wait for word

    03/03/2006 4:20:07 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 2 replies · 287+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | March 3, 2006 | Lorna Colquhoun
    Woodstock – Jerry West was a bundle of nerves yesterday, waiting for more word of a grenade and car bomb attack in Iraq that seriously wounded his son-in-law, killed a Vermont soldier and injured another man from Rochester. West will depart early this morning for Walter Reed Army Hospital in Bethesda, Md., where his daughter’s husband, Sgt. Jose Pequeno, is expected to arrive early this evening. “As soon as I hear what’s happening, I’m getting on the road,” West said. Driving down with him will be his stepson, Jon McGoon, a lifelong friend of Pequeno’s and a member of the...
  • Raytheon tests anti-RPG mini-missile

    02/09/2006 6:06:11 PM PST · by Enchante · 38 replies · 4,910+ views
    Raytheon tests anti-RPG mini-missile WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Raytheon has tested a small vehicle-mounted missile that intercepted a rocket-propelled grenade in a simulation of an ambush on the streets of Iraq. The test of the Quick Kill "hit avoidance system" could lead to a deployable counterpunch to the ubiquitous weapon employed against U.S. troops before the end of the year. "Quick Kill's speed, precision and effectiveness are truly amazing," boasted Raytheon Combat Systems Vice President Glynn Raymer. "It offers our current force a level of battlefield protection that no one has ever seen before." The Feb. 7 test carried...
  • The Butcher with the Terror Ties - The evidence mounts. (Newsweek reports on Atta in Prague, 2001)

    01/13/2006 9:11:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 83 replies · 7,860+ views
    NRO ^ | January 13, 2006 | Deroy Murdock
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version January 13, 2006, 8:11 a.m. The Butcher with the Terror Ties The evidence mounts. Drip, drip, drip. Drop by drop, isolated news stories and emerging documents are eroding the popular myth that Saddam Hussein had no connections to Islamofascist terrorists. These revelations undermine war critics’ efforts to whitewash Baghdad’s ancien regime — such as when Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid declared: “There was [sic] no terrorists in Iraq.” Likewise, Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.) describes a “nonexistent relationship between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.” Reid, Levin, and others who dismiss...
  • An (NBC) interview with a Taliban commander

    12/27/2005 8:02:56 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 69 replies · 2,038+ views
    NBC News ^ | Dec 27 2005 | Lisa Myers
    WASHINGTON - Four years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, Taliban and al Qaeda fighters are showing renewed strength, using suicide bombs and rocket-propelled grenades. They are even training the next generation. Since June 2005, 54 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan, by far the most lethal period since the U.S. invaded. Behind some of the most deadly attacks is one man, a 35-year-old Afghan who calls himself “Commander Ismail.” In his first interviews with Western media, Ismail brags about killing three Navy Seals this summer, then downing a Chinook helicopter that came to rescue them, killing another 16 Americans. Commander...
  • Russian RPG Line Dominates World Market for Man-Portable Anti-Armor Weapons

    12/11/2005 1:49:26 AM PST · by RusIvan · 26 replies · 1,172+ views
    Russian RPG Line Dominates World Market for Man-Portable Anti-Armor Weapons NEWTOWN, Conn. (December 5, 2005) ¯ As the role of a man-portable anti-armor weapon continues to morph from a dedicated anti-tank weapon to a general-purpose fire support asset for light and medium forces, the international market for man-portable anti-armor and bunker buster weapons remains robust. In its annual analysis, "The World Market for Man-Portable Anti-Armor and Bunker Buster Weapons," the Forecast International Weapons Group expects the market will produce nearly 1.9 million weapons, worth $5.33 billion, through 2014. Dean Lockwood, a weapons systems analyst at Forecast International, notes the Russian...
  • The Badlands of Al Anbar

    11/21/2005 2:58:40 PM PST · by Moonraker · 8 replies · 989+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 21, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Insurgencies are not put down in a fortnight. But considering the successes in the recent counter-insurgency sweep in Iraq's Al Anbar Province, one fact becomes obvious to anyone with so much as a sliver of an understanding of ground combat operations: Eliminating the insurgency in Iraq is best left to those who best know how to do it.
  • Kuwait-based Navy SEAL Reservist is building armored vehicles for Iraqi combat

    11/14/2005 6:56:50 AM PST · by Moonraker · 10 replies · 1,464+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | November 11, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Berman was supposed to be part of the Blackwater team that was in Fallujah on that ill-fated day. But a last minute schedule change placed him in the south of Iraq at Camp Bucca, near Umm Qasr. On the highway to Baghdad the following day, Berman received the phone call: A Blackwater detail had been hit. Four men were dead.
  • EODMU 8 Removes Inert RPG Remnant from Cruise Liner

    11/07/2005 3:49:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 549+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Nov 7, 2005 | U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs
    VICTORIA, Seychelles (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy responded Nov. 7 to a request to dispose of suspected unexploded ordnance left over from a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) that struck the cruise liner Seabourn Spirit during a Nov. 5 attack by pirates near the coast of Somalia. Members of U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, Detachment 4, were already in Seychelles to provide support to a previously scheduled port visit by USS Gonzalez. The EOD team met Seabourn Spirit at sea prior to its arrival in port. Two RPG rounds had struck Seabourn Spirit while the vessel evaded...
  • Ship's Passengers Recall Pirate Attack

    11/07/2005 12:17:55 PM PST · by jjm2111 · 81 replies · 1,960+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | BISHR EL-TOUNI
    A cruise liner that was attacked by pirates over the weekend docked safely on this Indian Ocean archipelago Monday after changing its course to escape. Passengers described their horror as pirates in speedboats chased their luxury cruise liner at sea, firing rocket- propelled grenades and assault rifles _ with smiles visible on faces otherwise hidden by ski masks. [snip] The Seabourn Spirit had been bound for Mombasa, Kenya, when it was attacked by pirates armed with grenade launchers and machine guns on Saturday about 100 miles off Somalia's lawless coast. The ship escaped by shifting to high speed and changing...
  • Miami-Based Cruise Ship Attacked by Pirates off Somalian Coast

    11/05/2005 9:29:46 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 113 replies · 2,607+ views
    AP ^ | 11/05/05
    MIAMI (AP) - Pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade and machine guns Saturday in an attack on a luxury cruise liner off the east African coast, the vessel's owners said. Two armed boats approached the Seabourn Spirit about 100 miles off the coast of Somalia and fired as the boats' occupants attempted to get onboard, said Bruce Good, a spokesman for Miami-based Seabourn Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corp. The crew initiated a trained response and avoided being boarded, Good said. The ship outran them and changed its course. "Our suspicion at this time is that the motive was theft," Good...
  • The 230th Marine Corps Birthday

    11/04/2005 8:38:57 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 44 replies · 8,462+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | November 3, 2005 | Col. Jeff Bearor (USMC)
    No matter where Marines are serving, from the Pentagon and Marine Barracks in Washington, to the loneliest outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marines will stop, shake hands, say happy birthday, sing the Marines' Hymn and, if it is available, have a piece of cake. It doesn't matter to us if its an elaborate cake from some big hotel, a smaller cake from the great cooks aboard ship, or a cookie from an MRE, we're going to celebrate!
  • Gaming site devotes entire thread to trashing me, DaveLoneRanger (vanity)

    07/23/2005 7:53:25 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 394+ views
    For anyone who has clicked on my profile before (all five of you), you know that I have done a lot of debating on internet boards and chat rooms. (In other words, I was a Freeper before I knew about Freeper) This experience garnered a lot of praise from people who enjoyed my debate work, and screams and insults from people who loathed the very air I breathed, who wanted to change ethnic backgrounds just so they wouldn't share mine. (Okay, I exaggerate about that last part) If you want to read what I'm talking about, click on my profile...
  • Rocket Propelled Grenade found in Nevada by Maintenance worker

    07/13/2005 8:16:22 PM PDT · by MaxMax · 25 replies · 893+ views
    Unknown
    Seem's that a maintenance worker found a live Grenade somwhere here in Nevada (Reno I think) and loaded it onto his cart and called it in to police. The bomb squad determined that the round was live. I can't find the story anywhere on the internet. It was broadcasted on a local AM news station while I was scanning. Anybody have any info?
  • All 16 U.S. Troops Killed in Afghan Crash

    06/30/2005 11:54:26 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 38 replies · 2,980+ views
    AP ^ | June 30, 2005
    The U.S. military confirmed Thursday that all 16 servicemembers aboard a special forces helicopter died when it crashed into a mountain ravine earlier this week, apparently after being shot down. The remains of those killed were being recovered at the site in eastern Afghanistan where the MH-47 chopper went down Tuesday. The helicopter crashed while ferrying reinforcements to a battle against the insurgents, the military said in a statement. The military reported earlier that 17 people were on board but revised that figure to 16 later Thursday. "At this point, we have recovered all 16 bodies of those service men...
  • Hostile Fire Eyed In Afghan Crash

    06/29/2005 9:11:07 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies · 562+ views
    CBS News ^ | 29 June 05 | CBS/AP
    The U.S. military said Wednesday that hostile fire likely brought down a Chinook helicopter that crashed in eastern Afghanistan, and officials said the status of the 17 American servicemembers aboard was "unknown." The Chinook helicopter was carrying members of a special operations unit into an operation against al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in the rugged mountains near the border with Pakistan when a second helicopter reported seeing an explosion, reports CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin. It will take an investigation to determine whether or not this helicopter was, in fact, shot down, Martin added. If it was, this...
  • Military: U.S. Chopper Downed in Afghanistan Took Hostile Fire

    06/28/2005 11:07:30 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 3 replies · 381+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 6/28/05 | Fox
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A U.S. Chinook helicopter (search) that crashed in eastern Afghanistan was likely shot down by hostile fire, and the fate of 17 American service members aboard was unclear, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The troops were on a mission against Al Qaeda in eastern Afghanistan (search) when the helicopter went down on Tuesday in mountainous terrain near Asadabad, in Kunar province.
  • US pilots killed in Iraq helicopter crash

    06/27/2005 9:01:40 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies · 583+ views
    Aljazeera.net ^ | June 27, 2005
    US pilots killed in Iraq helicopter crash Monday 27 June 2005, 17:07 Makka Time, 14:07 GMT US helicopters have been the target of RPG attacks Two American pilots have been killed in a helicopter crash north of Baghdad. The US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter crashed in a field and burst into flames at about 11.45am on Monday in al-Mashahda, 30km north of the capital. Iraqi journalist Ziyad al-Samarai told Aljazeera that the aircraft was hit by a rocket in the farm-rich area. The journalist said a meeting of officials was being held in al-Mashahda police station at the time...
  • RPG kills Hamas man as he tries to fire it

    05/29/2005 9:33:44 AM PDT · by Alouette · 75 replies · 1,736+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 29, 2005 | Associated Press
    A Hamas member was killed in the Gaza Strip on Sunday as he tried to fire a rocket-propelled grenade at nearby Israeli targets, the Israeli Army said. Palestinian hospital officials said the man was critically injured by shrapnel and later died of his wounds at a hospital in the Gaza town of Khan Younis. The man was at the Khan Younis cemetery, near the Jewish settlement of Neve Dekalim, when he hurt himself. In a separate incident, in Gaza City, two Palestinians were hurt in a mysterious explosion. Palestinian police said they were investigating.
  • GIs launch new tactic against enemy fighters

    05/06/2005 6:26:25 PM PDT · by Marine_Uncle · 25 replies · 1,593+ views
    The Tribune .. ^ | 5/06/05 | JAMES JANEGA
    HAQLANIYAH, Iraq - (KRT) - After an hour of shooting, rocket-propelled grenades were still crisscrossing in front of Sgt. Aaron Hanselman, and he was looking at the horizon for backup as bullets snapped through the air around his men. "It was whizzing by. Our gunner swears that a couple hit the Humvee," said Hanselman, 28, a mobile assault team leader and Marine reservist from Marysville, Ohio. Their vehicle had started the firefight with 1,200 rounds of ammunition, he said, but the five men inside had whittled the supply down to 75 bullets. The four Humvees in Hanselman's unit - named...
  • Economic and Political RPG

    05/01/2005 7:25:46 PM PDT · by boomajoom · 2 replies · 399+ views
    5/1/05 | Boomajoom
    Hi, I'm 16 and a high school student. My friend and I started a website that tries to simulate a country. We have a working economy and a political system. Any real-life job can be held as long as you set up guidelines as to how it's run. For example, if you wanted to get into the construction industry, you would need to determine how much wood would be needed per square foot and so on. We're trying to make it as realistic as possible. So far, our efforts have caught the attention of some of the teachers at my...