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  • The US Military Is Protecting The Portland Federal Courthouse Under Attack Tonight By Antifa

    07/03/2020 1:47:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/03/20 | Andy NGO
    The US military is protecting the Portland federal courthouse under attack tonight by antifa black bloc militants. They rushed out and made an arrest here. Antifa have been trying to set the building on fire for hours. https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1278962503121133570  
  • U.S. Government’s $3.7 Million Grant under Fauci during the Obama Admin to Wuhan Lab at Center of Coronavirus Outbreak (4/15/20)

    04/27/2020 2:55:34 PM PDT · by jcwky · 17 replies
    Childrens's Health Defense Organization ^ | 4/15/2020 | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense
    "Following the 2002-2003 SARS coronavirus outbreak, NIH funded a collaboration by Chinese scientists, US military virologists from the bioweapons lab at Fort Detrick and National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists from NIAID to prevent future coronavirus outbreaks by studying the evolution of virulent strains from bats in human tissues. Those efforts included “gain of function” research which is “accelerated viral evolution” to create COVID Pandemic superbugs, enhanced bat borne COVID mutants more lethal and more transmissible than wild COVID. … these researchers risk creating a monster germ that could escape the lab and seed a pandemic. Fauci’s studies alarmed scientists...
  • Biden Will ‘Direct the U.S. Department of Defense to Allow Transgender Service Members to Serve Openly’

    04/26/2020 8:56:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 26, 2020 | CNSNews Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he becomes president he will restore the policy followed during the Obama Administration that allowed transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military. “In June 2016, the Obama-Biden Administration overturned the ban on transgender individuals serving openly, without hiding their gender identity,” says “ The Biden Plan to Advance LGBTQ+ Equality in America and Around the World ,” which is posted on Biden’s campaign website. “But Trump reversed this policy, barring transgender patriots from serving openly,” says the Biden plan. “This is discriminatory and detrimental to our national security,”...
  • U.S. wages retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq (Top Iranian Gen. killed)

    03/13/2020 7:14:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/2020 | Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States waged a series of precision air strikes on Thursday against an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket attack a day earlier that killed two American troops and a 26-year-old British soldier. The U.S. strikes appeared limited in scope and narrowly tailored, targeting five weapons storage facilities used by Kataib Hezbollah militants, including stores of weaponry for past attacks on U.S.-led coalition troops, the Pentagon said. In a statement, Iraq’s military said the U.S. air strikes hit four locations in Iraq that housed formal Iraqi police and military units, in...
  • Philippines' Duterte says country can fight insurgents, Muslim extremists without US military

    02/27/2020 11:58:50 AM PST · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2020 | AP Staff
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said Filipino forces can fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without American military help, in a defense of his recent decision to terminate a U.S. security pact. Duterte also said in a speech that he would stick to a decision made early in his presidency, when he was enraged by then-President Barack Obama’s criticism of his deadly anti-drug crackdown, that he will not travel to the United States. The brash Philippine leader has often criticized U.S. security policies while praising China and Russia since taking office in mid-2016 for a six-year term. U.S. President Donald...
  • Bergdahl, Manning, Vindman: Heroes of the Progressive Socialist Left

    02/10/2020 8:59:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 10, 2020 | Allen West
    The progressive socialist left, along with their media accomplices, have gone into another apoplectic unhinged rage. I know, what else is new? This time it is all about the dismissal of one US Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. LTC Vindman has now risen to the dubious acclaim of being referred to as a hero. In the fall of 2018, here in Texas, there had to be an emergency session of the Texas State Board of Education because some leftists wanted to remove the term “heroic” from Texas state history curriculum in reference to the defenders of the Alamo. The left...
  • US tests pilotless combat jets controlled from another aircraft

    02/04/2020 3:04:18 PM PST · by DTAD · 46 replies
    The US Navy and Boeing announced Monday they had flown two fighter jets in exercises under the control of a third jet nearby, proving that multiple pilotless combat missions can be run from a separate aircraft.
  • How Europe Made Itself Dependent on Nefarious Oil Powers

    01/20/2020 8:26:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 16, 2020 | Victor David Hanson
    Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas. Oil output in the North Sea and off the coast of Norway is declining, and the European Union is quietly looking for fossil fuel energy anywhere it can find it. Europe itself is naturally rich in fossil fuels. It likely has more reserves of shale gas than the United States, currently the world’s largest producer of both oil and natural gas. Yet in most European countries, horizontal drilling and fracking to extract gas and oil are...
  • Iran's parliament approves bill designating all U.S. military forces as terrorists

    01/07/2020 3:16:28 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Jan. 7, 2019 | CHRISTOPHER BRITO
    The Iranian parliament approved bill on Tuesday that designates United States military forces as terrorists, days after American airstrikes killed top Iranian military leader General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. The bill is similar to the action the U.S. took last year when the Trump administration designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. Members of parliament passed the bill declaring the U.S. military and the Pentagon terrorist entities, according to Iranian state media. Under the bill, the Iranian government will also provide $220 million to the IRGC to "reinforce its defense power in vengeance for General...
  • BREAKING: Iraq parliament votes to expel US military

    01/05/2020 7:20:23 AM PST · by Drew68 · 292 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 01/05/2019
    BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Iraq’s parliament has voted to expel the U.S. military from the country. Lawmakers voted Sunday in favor of a resolution that calls for ending foreign military presence in the country. The resolution’s main aim is to get the U.S. to withdraw some 5,000 U.S. troops present in different parts of Iraq. The vote comes two days after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani inside Iraq, dramatically increasing regional tensions. The Iraqi resolution specifically calls for ending an agreement in which Washington sent troops to Iraq...
  • 7 Big Things To Think About Now That We’ve Terminated A Top Iranian General

    01/03/2020 11:27:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 3, 2020 | Rebecca Heinrichs
    At the order of President Trump, the United States has eliminated by military strike the top general of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Qassem Suleimani. Here are a few points and questions to consider. The decision to kill Qassem Suleimani when we did and in the context we did is jaw-dropping for a few reasons. SuleimaniÂ’s significance was massive and taking him out now will have far greater effects than when the United States killed Osama bin Laden.Killing OBL was righteous, and the decision to send U.S. special operators into Pakistan to conduct the kill operation...
  • U.S. military carries out 'defensive strikes' in Iraq, Syria against Kataib Hezbollah (payback for civilian contractor death)

    12/29/2019 1:25:52 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 21 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/29/2019 | Idrees Ali in Washington and Ahmed Rasheed in Iraq; Writing by Lindsay Dunsmuir
    WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military has carried out “defensive strikes” in Iraq and Syria against the Kataib Hezbollah militia group, the U.S. Pentagon said on Sunday, two days after a U.S. civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base. The Pentagon said it targeted three locations of the Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim militia group in Iraq and two in Syria. The locations included weapons storage facilities and command and control locations the group had used to plan and execute attacks on coalition forces. [snip] “In response to repeated Kata’ib Hizbollah attacks on Iraqi bases that...
  • SEAL who shot bin Laden says James Comey is 'human [bleep]'

    12/17/2019 6:39:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/17/2019 | Tim Pearce
    Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill bashed former FBI Director James Comey after the release of the Department of Justice inspector general's report on alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses by FBI officials during President Trump's 2016 campaign. Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his report on Dec. 9, following his two-year investigation into the FBI's and the DOJ's use of FISA warrants to surveil Trump’s campaign for evidence of election interference collusion with Russian agents. The report outlined 17 "significant errors or omissions" by FBI officials in the FISA applications to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page but determined political bias...
  • The Space Force Will Become the Sixth Branch of the U.S. Military

    12/13/2019 6:11:15 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 46 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 12/11 | Popular Mechanics
    A bipartisan defense budget agreement will authorize the creation of the Space Force. The Space Force will be, like the Army or Air Force, a distinct military service under the Pentagon. The service will take over space functions from existing services, wielding them into a single independent branch overseen by a Chief of Space Operations. It’s really happening. A bipartisan budget agreement for 2020 will see the creation of a new branch of the military specifically oriented towards space. The United States Space Force will be the first new service branch in more than 60 years, tasked to ensure America’s...
  • How U.S. Commandos IDed a ‘Mutilated’ Baghdadi So Quickly

    10/29/2019 9:04:40 AM PDT · by shove_it · 35 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Updated 10.28.19 3:46AM ET | David Axe
    New technology includes a smaller and much faster DNA-reader that troops can haul into combat aboard their helicopters and use while the smoke from combat is still clearing... ... Baghdadi’s head reportedly remained intact following the blast. Using a biometric facial-recognition scanner, the Americans “immediately identified” Baghdadi, Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported...
  • The National Personnel Records Fire of 1973

    09/20/2019 8:00:46 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 20, 2019 | The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembere
    A fire in 1973 at the National Personnel Records Center in Overland, Missouri destroyed between 16 and 18 million United States Military service files. It is history that deserves to be remembered.
  • Exiled islanders win 40-year battle to return home as judges accuse UK of abuse of power

    05/24/2007 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Androcles · 5 replies · 438+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday May 24, 2007 | Julian Borger
    Hundreds of Indian Ocean islanders who were forcibly deported from their homeland by Britain 40 years ago won a battle yesterday which could see them set sail for an emotional return within days. The court of appeal in London found the British government guilty of "abuse of power" for attempting to prevent the Chagos Islanders from reclaiming land leased from under their feet by Britain to the US in the 1960s. Three judges upheld a ruling in the islanders' favour last year, ordered the government to pay their legal costs and withheld support for an appeal to the House of...
  • How Obama-era social engineering transformed the military

    08/30/2019 11:25:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 26, 2019 | James Hasson
    In 2016, Anthony Kurta, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, announced, “There will be mixed genitalia in military bathrooms, showers, and billeting." On a conference call with Army Colonel Ron Crews and others, Kurta explained that the new policy allowing transgender soldiers to serve according to their “gender identities” rather than their biological sex meant that a person whose gender identity and biological sex did not match would be allowed to use the barracks of the opposite sex. It also meant that transgender soldiers would be evaluated not according to the physical standards appropriate for their...
  • Marines Considering Flying U.S. F-35Bs Off of Japan’s Largest Warships

    08/26/2019 3:45:16 AM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 23, 2019 10:51 AM | Sam LaGrone
    Marines Considering Flying U.S. F-35Bs Off of Japan’s Largest Warships By: Sam LaGrone August 23, 2019 10:51 AM THE PENTAGON – Officials in Tokyo have requested Marines deploy F-35B fighters aboard Japan’s largest warships, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday. The service is now studying the feasibility of deploying short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) fighters from JS Izumo (DDH-183) and JS Kaga (DDH-184), Japan’s 24,000-ton big deck amphibious. The warships were originally designed to field a fleet of anti-submarine warfare helicopters and respond to humanitarian aid and disaster relief. However, in December Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
  • US Military Official Confirms China Deal to Use Cambodian Naval Base

    08/26/2019 4:32:51 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    VOA News ^ | August 25, 2019 | Neou Vannarin
    US Military Official Confirms China Deal to Use Cambodian Naval Base By Neou Vannarin August 25, 2019 A senior U.S. Indo-Pacific Command officer August 15 confirmed Cambodia and China are proceeding on a base for China's navy in the Southeast Asian country's Preah Sihanouk province. Army Brigadier General Joel B. Vowell said construction would begin next year at Ream Naval Base, confirming to a group of regional journalists here that Cambodia will grant China access to the deep coastal waters on the Gulf of Thailand. "We have information that tells us that there will be some development by the People's...