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  • Israel says it destroyed Hamas tunnel using new techniques

    12/10/2017 6:36:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | December 10 at 8:55 AM | Josef Federman
     The Israeli military on Sunday said it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) into Israeli territory, declaring a breakthrough in its war against underground threats from the Palestinian enclave. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, told reporters that Israel had used a new set of “tools” developed since a 2014 war with Hamas in order to destroy the tunnel. He said forces had detected the tunnel months ago and continued to monitor construction efforts by Hamas militants before demolishing it. ... Conricus said a new...
  • Islamic Jihad 'determined' to retaliate for tunnel explosion

    11/26/2017 6:49:50 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/17 | Dalit Halevi
    Khaled Al-Batash, one of the senior leaders of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group in Gaza, reiterated on Saturday that the organization is determined to retaliate for Israel blowing up a terror tunnel which led from Gaza into Israel, resulting in the deaths of 17 terrorists, most of them members of the Islamic Jihad. The bodies of 12 of the terrorists were recovered by the Palestinian Authority (PA), while Israel recovered and is holding the bodies of the remaining five. In an interview with the Palestinian Arab Quds Press news agency, Batash said, "We are not discussing with anyone our right...
  • Local politicians use Interstate 81 rally to rail against New York state officials

    11/02/2017 6:46:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Orange ^ | October 11, 2017 | Sam Ogozalek
    A rally in support of a replacement option for a stretch of Interstate 81 served as a platform for city mayoral candidates and local politicians to rail against New York state officials Tuesday. The rally, held in Hanover Square, was organized by ReThink81, a local group that supports a $1.3 billion replacement option for the viaduct, a raised section of I-81 that bisects Syracuse. At one point during the event, Common Council President Van Robinson hefted a sledgehammer into the air, saying he wanted to tear down the highway: I hated it from the first time I came to this...
  • Amir Discuss Hamas, Shiite Ascendancy, Other Current News

    10/31/2017 4:16:44 PM PDT · by firebrand · 6 replies
    Behold Israel ^ | Oct. 30, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir reports from the Bay Area. Hamas talks peace aboveground while secretly building tunnel under border. Current losses to ISIS are hurting Sunnis but strengthening Shiites. More from Amir. Be sure to watch him only on Behold Israel YouTube Channel or his own Facebook page, as other people are posting with a current date something that is months old, and also distorting the message through editing. May this video be a blessing to you in this unpredictable and threacherous season.
  • Army Rapid Capabilities Office looks to solve challenges on Korean Peninsula

    10/16/2017 7:48:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Defense News ^ | 2017/10/11 | Jen Judson
    Army Rapid Capabilities Office looks to solve challenges on Korean Peninsula By: Jen Judson WASHINGTON The Armys Rapid Capabilities Office is honing in on how to address major challenges on the Korean Peninsula following a recent trip to the region, the RCOs director said. We were over in Korea about five weeks ago and there is a massive effort within the Army to start addressing some of the gaps that U.S. Forces Korea and 8th Army have identified, Doug Wiltsie told Defense News in an Oct. 5 interview leading up to the Association of the U.S. Armys annual convention....
  • More and more unusual: Tunnels, wiring, chemicals found at Bethesda house fire site

    09/27/2017 4:58:08 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 37 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | September 26, 2017 6:01 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire rapidly, said Montgomery County Fire Battalion Chief Dan Ogren. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service) WASHINGTON Investigators are still working to find what caused a house fire that killed a man in Bethesda earlier this month. But the investigation is far from routine after investigators found tunnels, chemicals and wiring in the basement. The conditions in the basement became more and more unusual as the investigation went on, Montgomery County Fire Chief Dan Ogren said Tuesday in describing the site of the house fire on Danbury Road. Firefighters responded at around...
  • How to pay for billion-dollar I-10 Bridge as Alabama turns to private sector

    09/15/2017 12:13:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    AL.com ^ | August 28, 2017 | John Sharp
    With public funding options limited, Alabama transportation officials are turning to the private sector for advice and creative solutions in paying for the massive Interstate 10 overhaul in coastal Alabama.John Cooper, director of the Alabama Department of Transportation, said Monday that state officials were interested in learning more about project plans from approximately 400 private sector attendees during the two-day Industry Forum at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center.That includes financing, which remains the biggest hurdle toward moving the project forward in the next year. At this point, no options have been settled including whether to institute tolls to...
  • New Tunnel Discovered Under Ancient Pyramid

    07/09/2017 10:23:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | Heather Brady
    The tunnel was found under the Pyramid of the Moon, the second-largest structure in the ancient city (the largest is the Pyramid of the Sun), according to the International Business Times. The archaeologists who discovered it believe that it mirrors the Teotihuacans great monuments and may represent the underworld in the belief system of the pre-Colombian, 2,000-year-old civilization that built it (a civilization thought to pre-date the Aztecs, who later occupied the site). The tunnel is long, extending from the central square known as the Plaza de la Luna to the nearby pyramid. It is about 33 feet (10 meters)...
  • New Denmark-Sweden tunnel to be considered: ministry

    07/01/2017 6:38:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 26 June 2017 11:00 CEST+02:00
    Authorities in Denmark and Sweden are set to look into the viability of a new tunnel between Helsingr in Denmark and Helsingborg in Sweden. The mooted tunnel would bring a fast connection between the two cities, which are currently directly linked by ferry. Dubbed the HH connection, the new road link would be the second to connect the neighbouring Scandinavian countries after the resund bridge linking Copenhagen and Malm, which opened in 2000. Denmarks Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing will work with Swedish authorities on a strategic analysis of the viability of the project, the Danish ministry announced on...
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trumps immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obamas catch-and-release policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...
  • Elon Musk to dig tunnel to ease traffic in LA, but he doesn't yet have permission

    02/17/2017 3:13:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 26, 2017 | Olivia Solon
    Elon Musk announced plans to start digging a traffic-easing tunnel under Los Angeles in a month or so, but city planning bodies say he doesnt yet have permission.The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has been mulling the idea since December, when he revealed his frustrations with congestion in the city. Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging, he said on Twitter.It shall be called The Boring Company, he added. Boring, its what we do.At the time it wasnt clear whether he was joking, but todays announcement suggested he was not. Elon...
  • US Capitol briefly locked down, 2nd time in week

    07/13/2016 7:12:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2016 7:00 PM EDT
    The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly locked down Tuesday after suspects nearby shot at District of Columbia police with a small machine gun. Police arrested three men after stopping their car about two blocks from the Capitol, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. Police were alerted to a man with a gun near Fort McNair in southwest Washington, about a mile and a half south of the Capitol, shortly after 4 p.m., police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. Lanier said officers followed the car into a tunnel that goes under the National Mall near the Capitol.
  • Fixer bribed cops into closing Lincoln Tunnel lane: feds

    06/21/2016 7:33:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Cops shut down a lane in the Lincoln Tunnel so a visiting businessman could be escorted through it at the behest of a major de Blasio fundraiser, federal prosecutors charged Monday. Modal Trigger Jeremy ReichbergPhoto: Reuters The outrageous move was revealed as part of damning criminal indictments unveiled Monday against four NYPD officers and the shady fixer who allegedly arranged it. The stunning arrests marked the first time cops have been charged in the sweeping 3-year corruption investigation rocking the department and Mayor Bill de Blasios office, which is being probed for its fundraising. Federal prosecutors allege that the civilian...
  • Bizarre, Satanic Opening Ceremony for Swiss Tunnel

    06/09/2016 7:31:53 PM PDT · by Prince of Desmond · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 6/6/16 | Leo Hohmann
    Legions of blank-faced workers marching in lockstep, a bare-breasted woman dressed as a fallen angel suspended from the ceiling, dancers in their underwear simulating homosexual acts on a metal cart, robed Satanist-type figures bearing goat skulls, dancers in grass costumes worshipping a goat-headed man who "dies" and is resurrected. Is this some sort of bizarre witches' sabbat out in the woods? A Satanic black mass in the depths of an abandoned cemetery? No, it's the opening ceremony of the historic Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, attended by some of the most powerful leaders in Europe, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of...
  • Alpine Tunnel Opened With Satanic Dance

    06/09/2016 8:20:29 AM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    wicki and youtube ^ | June 9, 2016 | knarf
    I got this in my FB page this morning and I researched itWe, in the United States are the only ones I know of that could launch a prayer attack against the true foes of Freedom, Liberty and humanity
  • How Switzerland decided to mark opening of world's longest rail tunnel [Hail Satan Alert] [tr]

    06/02/2016 4:51:07 PM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 51 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6/2/2016 | EUAN MCLELLAND and JULIAN ROBINSON
    "The Swiss have put on one of the most bizarre opening ceremonies in history to mark the completion of the world's longest tunnel."
  • Tons of Cocaine, Pot Seized in 'Ingenious' Cross-Border Tunnel System

    04/21/2016 11:13:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Forensic Magazine ^ | Thu, 04/21/2016 | Sean Allocca
    U.S. authorities seized another cross-border tunnel, this time in San Diego, just weeks after a similar tunnel was uncovered in Calexico, Calif., a two-hour drive to the east. The 874-yard-long tunnel was uncovered, on Wednesday, after a months-long investigation, authorities said. The tunnel was equipped with a rail system, lighting, a ventilation system, and even a commercial elevator on the Mexico-side that could fit up to ten people, authorities said. Laura Duffy, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, said the tunnel was a bit ingenuous and completely different than any of the tunnels her office had seen before....
  • Man arrested after taking pictures inside Callahan Tunnel (Boston)

    04/14/2016 3:52:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | Cheryl Fiandaca
    BOSTON (WHDH) - Police have arrested a man caught taking photos inside the Callahan Tunnel. According to investigators, the suspect claimed it was simple photography, but police are not taking any chances. Massachusetts State Police said they found Muhammad Mamun taking photos inside the tunnel at 5 a.m. on Sunday. "How could taking pictures put me in such a situation?" Mamun said. "People take pictures of Bunker Hill, they don't get arrested. Why did I get arrested?"
  • Inside the Tunnel Of Death: The pitch black three-mile underground road linking Tajikistan's [tr]

    10/27/2015 6:25:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2015 | Simon Tomlinson
    With the risk of falling rocks, blind potholes and even carbon monoxide poisoning, it's easy to see where this treacherous road earned its nickname. Dubbed the Tunnel Of Death, the three-mile route is not for the faint-hearted or the intrepid, for that matter. It was built to provide a safer journey for drivers travelling between Tajikistans major cities who previously had to contend with avalanches. But the 2.6billion project, constructed by Iran, appears to have offered an even more hellish alternative instead.
  • Migrants break into Channel Tunnel as tension mounts in Calais

    10/03/2015 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | oct. 3, 2015 | staff
    About 200 migrants broke into the Channel Tunnel from France while several hundred others held up lorries near Calais port on Saturday in renewed tension on the route for migrants trying to reach Britain. Scores of migrants forced their way into Eurotunnel's French terminal overnight, clashing with staff and police and causing a temporary suspension of rail services, Eurotunnel (GETP.PA) said.