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  • Suicide Drones Have Migrated To The Conflict In Yemen

    03/24/2017 6:32:13 AM PDT · by Freeport · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tyler Rogoway
    Iran has been smuggling suicidal drones, similar to models developed by Israel, to Houthi rebels in Yemen. The drones are outfitted for attacks on UAE and Saudi Patriot missile batteries. The news comes via examination of seven Qasef-1 drones that were interdicted or captured in Yemen. Iran runs a fairly elaborate smuggling operation that furnishes weapons and other material to Houthi rebels in western Yemen. According to a report by Conflict Armament Research, six of the drones were captured last October along a known smuggling route that runs through Oman. Another was recovered following a February attack by Houthi...
  • Watch Ukraine's Largest Munitions Depot Transformed Into Massive Fireball

    03/24/2017 6:07:15 AM PDT · by Freeport · 42 replies
    The Drive ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tyler Rogoway
    Ukraine's largest munitions depot literally blew up yesterday, sending mushroom clouds rising and rockets flying in every direction. Most the city of Balakliya, around 20,000 people, were told to evacuate following the initial blasts, causing a chaotic exodus including gridlock traffic as secondary explosions continued to erupt at the nearby depot. At this time, no deaths have been attributed to the ongoing incident. There has been a six mile exclusion zone established around the depot and a 31-mile radius no fly zone above it. Ukraine has called on NATO to help them deal with the runaway disaster. The government...
  • When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stage

    03/24/2017 5:28:04 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 7 replies
    Sciencedaily.com ^ | March 23,2017 | Lasse Laustsen
    Summary: One popular theory holds that dominant leaders are supported by those who fear new situations and threats. However, new research shows that support for dominant leaders is not born of fear, but of a wish to handle the country's problems by aggressive means.
  • Living History Weekend (Central Texas Tank Museum Event)

    03/23/2017 3:42:12 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 12 replies
    Our annual Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view our award-winning Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, and to witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactment! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone! Physical Address: 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845
  • The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow

    03/19/2017 7:54:49 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 16 replies
    Consortiumnews.com ^ | March 15, 2017 | Robert Parry
    Exclusive: The neocon royalty Kagans are counting on Democrats and liberals to be the foot soldiers in the new neocon campaign to push Republicans and President Trump into more “regime change” wars, reports Robert Parry. The Kagan family, America’s neoconservative aristocracy, has reemerged having recovered from the letdown over not gaining its expected influence from the election of Hillary Clinton and from its loss of official power at the start of the Trump presidency. Former Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who pushed for the Ukraine coup and helped pick the post-coup leaders. (She is the wife...
  • Dem Rep Moulton Warns of Possible Nuclear War With Russia

    03/17/2017 10:38:05 AM PDT · by davikkm · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | JEFF POOR
    Friday on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, doubled down on remarks he had made earlier in the week in Austin, TX at the South by Southwest music festival regarding the possibility of a U.S. nuclear war with Russia. Moulton argued Russia had violated the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty and criticized President Donald Trump for not acting more forcefully against Russia for the violation. That he said raised the possibility of nuclear war with Russia should Russia use nuclear weapons against U.S. allies in Europe.
  • Bill Belichick is the narrator for a D-Day documentary

    03/15/2017 1:11:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | March 15, 2017 | Brett Smiley
    In late February the World War II Foundation announced that legendary New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick would narrate the group’s latest documentary “D-Day: Over Normandy,” and the trailer is in (watch above). Belichick is not known for his enthusiasm at news conferences and with media in general, but this project is different. The coach’s father, Steve, served in World War II, and Bill grew up at the United States Naval Academy, where Steve coached and scouted for the football program.
  • North Korea Puts Army Into "Combat Mode"

    03/14/2017 3:19:24 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-14-2017 | Tyler Durden
    It's been at least 24 hours since any further sabers were rattled between China, US, South Korea, and North Korea (oh and Japan), but it according to DailyNK.com, Kim Jong Un has ordered the entire North Korean army into "combat mode" to tighten security and consolidate sentiment in response to military drills conducted by South Korea and the US, which began in early March. A source in South Pyongan Province told Daily NK that following the order from Kim Jong Un, every last soldier-- even if away on business, on leave, off-base for training, or even those with a recent...
  • The Uncivil War And What You Can Do About It

    03/11/2017 10:56:13 AM PST · by blam · 99 replies
    garretgalland.com ^ | 3-10-2017 | David Galland - The Passing Parade
    Not to be overly dramatic, but a civil war has begun in America. Everyone knows it to be true, but no one knows what comes next. The conflict of visions between freethinkers and the socialists who believe government should hammer humanity into model citizens has reached what divorce lawyers call “irreconcilable differences.” Evidence of the hostilities is abundant. Starting with the daily exchange of conflicting, angry “news” stories pandering only to viewers on one side of the great divide. These stories offer no conciliatory or constructive narratives, just animus, angst, and cold anger. As with the first US Civil War,...
  • March Missile Madness: Odds Of A North Korean WMD Attack In Next Month Tops 60%

    03/10/2017 3:58:14 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-10-2017 | Tyler Durden - Marie DuMond
    Authored by Marie DuMond via Beyond Parallel A Predata-Beyond Parallel prediction indicates there is a 43% chance of North Korean WMD activity taking place in the next 14 days. In the next 30 days, there is a 62% chance for North Korean WMD activity. Beyond Parallel defines WMD activity as nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. As seen below, Predata’s North Korea WMD overview signal captured a notable spike in conversations beginning on March 4, just two days prior to North Korea’s March 6 missile launches, and the signal has remained elevated since. Further, the signal’s 30-day exponential moving average...
  • A Simple Way to Win the War: Let the Left Tear Itself Apart

    03/10/2017 5:18:32 AM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Information War taking place is leaving casualties Left, Right, and Center. The sad fact is that a war between Americans does no one any good, and is almost certain to leave a legacy that shames all of us. And although it seems that to fight/engage, is to become less than we aspire to be, the prospects of losing and the results for the U.S would be a true disaster. An answer lies in the Ancient Greek story of Thesus. Thesus was a peasant boy who was actually the son of a King in hiding; he hoped to one day...
  • Operation ‘Platinfuchs’ Was an Early Nazi Defeat on the Eastern Front

    03/09/2017 7:46:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 9, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    The Soviet navy during World War II is perhaps best remembered for its vigorous role in the doomed defense of the ports of Odessa and Sevastopol in the Crimean Sea. However, in the Arctic north, the Soviet warships would have a major impact in the opening months of the war with Nazi Germany. A ragtag fleet of destroyers and patrol boats, backed up by two stout-hearted rifle divisions, brought Hitler’s elite mountain troops skidding to a halt, preserving a vital supply line to Britain and the United States.
  • 'Help your Uncle Sam win the war': Extraordinary collection of First World War [tr]

    03/06/2017 9:46:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2017 | Staff
    A unique collection of propaganda posters which were designed to encourage Americans to support their troops in the First World War is going up for sale this week. The patriotic posters are full of stirring words and patriotic images of Uncle Sam, the Stars and Stripes and 'our boys' in the trenches and at sea, which inspired Americans back home to buy war bonds and help the war effort in other ways. The United States was initially pursuing an isolationist policy in 1914 when the war broke out between Britain, France, Italy and Russia on one side and Germany, the...
  • The California Chuck E. Cheese's where TWO mass brawls broke out in a WEEK

    03/06/2017 3:27:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2017 | Forrest Hanson
    A Southern California Chuck E. Cheese's saw two brawls among adults this week. The establishment in Victorville, about 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles, saw one fight erupt over tickets and another over an accidental push. Customer Sharon Cabrera shot footage of the first fight, which she uploaded to Facebook and YouTube.
  • 'The Lebanese Army will fight alongside Hezbollah in a war with Israel'

    03/04/2017 5:37:19 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    jpost ^ | 3/4/17 | Moshe Cohen
    In the past two years a new challenge has risen on the northern front. Should Israel go to war with Hezbollah, the Lebanese Army would fight on the Shi'ite terror organization's side, Maariv, the sister publication of The Jerusalem Post quoted Israeli security officials as saying on Friday. According to the officials, unlike Israel's 2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon, a future war would feature the Lebanese Armed Forces on Hezbollah's side. Since the second Lebanese war, the Lebanese army has rearmed itself, strengthening its ability in the air as well as on the ground and sea, with the help...
  • NYT: Beleaguered Democrats abandon compromise, opt for ‘total war’ with Trump

    02/24/2017 10:17:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/17 | Robert Laurie
    Choosing your poison As we all know, Democrats lost. To employ a misquote that they seem to love, they lost “bigly.” In fact, a combination of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders ended up decimating their party. Overreach, a misguided agenda, and insular thinking have left them at their lowest level of power in several generations. So, they’re trying to figure out what to do next.
  • UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

    02/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 7:44 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday. With over 20 million people at risk of starvation over the next six months and famine already declared in parts of South Sudan, “we are facing a tragedy,” Guterres said. “We must avoid it becoming a catastrophe.” Convening reporters for a briefing at the U.N. headquarters, Guterres amplified concerns that U.N. officials and humanitarian groups have expressed in recent weeks about the...
  • Russia builds Reichstag replica for teens to attack at a patriot theme park near Moscow [tr]

    02/22/2017 1:25:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2017 | Gareth Davies
    The Russian military is building a replica of Berlin's Reichstag building as a playground for teenagers to attack at a patriotic theme park. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who made the announcement Wednesday, said the replica at the Patriot Park just outside Moscow will be smaller than life size. The images of Soviet Army soldiers hoisting the red flag over the Reichstag in May 1945 have been iconic in Russia, and speaking at parliament, he added to lawmakers' applause that the idea is for Yunarmia members 'to storm a specific location, not something abstract'.
  • Iran ready to give US 'slap in the face' - commander

    02/22/2017 9:24:42 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    AOL News ^ | 2-22-2017 | Thomson Reuters
    DUBAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran, warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on Jan. 29 that it was playing with fire and all U.S. options were on the table. "The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it...
  • OK, media; War you wanted, war you got

    02/20/2017 9:42:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/17 | Herman Cain
    <p>We told you in September that the public’s trust in the news media is at an all-time low of 31 percent, according to a Gallup poll. I suspect that if you took another one today it would be even lower. And while it may be true that Donald Trump has had something to do with that, it’s only because he’s brought out the fullness of the behavior that proves just how untrustworthy they are.</p>
  • Rand Paul: We’re “Very Lucky” Trump Is in Charge and Not McCain

    02/20/2017 4:31:16 AM PST · by davikkm · 51 replies
    Meanwhile, McCain continued his attacks on Trump this morning comparing his actions to a dictator. The Hill reported: Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped fellow Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Sunday after McCain criticized President Trump’s escalating war of words with the media. He argued that the nation is “very lucky” that Trump is president and not McCain, who won the 2008 GOP nomination but lost to Barack Obama in the general election. Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy. He added that McCain and Trump are...
  • U.S. troops deploy in Bulgaria as Mattis meets NATO in Brussels

    02/17/2017 11:09:10 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 February 2017
    U.S. troops deployed in Bulgaria on Wednesday and armored vehicles and heavy equipment are to arrive by the end of the week under a planned NATO operation to support its Eastern European allies, the Bulgarian defense ministry said. The U.S. deployment at the joint U.S.-Bulgarian military base at Novo Selo in the east of the Black Sea country is part of operation Atlantic Resolve, aimed at showing Moscow Washington's commitment to its allies, the ministry said. In moves agreed last year under former U.S. President Barack Obama, NATO is expanding its presence in the region to levels unprecedented since the...
  • Vanity: Cheap WW II Eastern Front Kindle Books

    02/15/2017 9:29:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Amazon ^ | February 15, 2017 | Me
    If you are interested in the Eastern Front of WW II, the most brutal war in human history, it appears Amazon has several title in the Kindle format at rock bottom prices. The David Glantz two volume history of the Battle of Smolensk is available in Kindle for $2.99 each. Mr. Glantz has taken advantage of the opening of the Red Army archives after the collapse of the Soviet Union. These are documentary style works filled with orders from the Soviet High Command, Stavka, and below to construct the history of this forgotten battle. He goes into detail about the...
  • Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah Wins Kudos for Sanctuary City Exec Order

    02/06/2017 8:39:01 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 25 replies
    Observer.com ^ | 02/06/2017 | Ken Kurson
    Watch for the political stock of Mohamed Khairullah, the Syrian-born Mayor of Prospect Park, to rise in Democratic circles after he signed an executive order on Friday that declared the Passaic County borough of 5,865 a sanctuary for immigrants. Hailing from Aleppo, which has become synonymous with the worst violence of the long Syrian civil war and has thus created tens of thousands of refugees, Khairullah immigrated to the United States in 1991, was elected Councilman in 2001, and has been the Mayor since 2006. According to the order, “No department, committee, agency, commission, officer or employee of the Borough...
  • The Coming Clash with Iran

    02/02/2017 6:21:18 PM PST · by Tours · 89 replies
    WND ^ | Feb. 2, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that “we are officially putting Iran on notice,” he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweeting the threat, Trump agreed. His credibility is now on the line. And what triggered this virtual ultimatum? Iran-backed Houthi rebels, said Flynn, attacked a Saudi warship, and Tehran tested a missile, undermining “security, prosperity and stability throughout the Middle East,” placing “American lives at risk.” But how so? The Saudis have been bombing the Houthi rebels and ravaging their country, Yemen, for two years. Are the Saudis entitled to...
  • Insanity on prisons

    02/01/2017 5:47:54 PM PST · by 198ml · 11 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 1/31/17 | Letter
    For decades, the tough-on-crime movement has well served vote-pandering politicians (remember Jane Orie?), but hasn't reduced crime and imposes an ever-increasing burden on taxpayers. More specifically, the war on drugs is a dismal failure. Saying “drugs are a serious problem” is an understatement, because drug-related offenses aren't limited to possession and distribution. Many violent and property offenses are also drug-related — another understatement.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev: 'It All Looks as if the World Is Preparing for War'

    01/27/2017 5:46:30 AM PST · by Freeport · 20 replies
    Time ^ | Jan 26, 2017 | Mikhail Gorbachev
    be confused and at a loss. But no problem is more urgent today than the militarization of politics and the new arms race. Stopping and reversing this ruinous race must be our top priority. The current situation is too dangerous. More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are being brought to Europe. NATO and Russian forces and weapons that used to be deployed at a distance are now placed closer to each other, as if to shoot point-blank. While state budgets are struggling to fund people’s essential social needs, military spending is growing. Money is easily found for sophisticated weapons...
  • China Tells US To "Act And Speak Cautiously" In Response To Spicer "Threat" Over South China Sea

    01/24/2017 6:48:12 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-24-2017 | Tyler Durden
    January 24, 2017 The latest diplomatic spat between the US and China erupted overnight, when China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after White House spokesman Sean Spicer vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway. Spicer's first official comments on Monday signaled a sharp departure from years of cautious U.S. handling of China's assertive pursuit of territorial claims in Asia. "The U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there," Spicer said when asked if Trump agreed with comments by his secretary of state nominee, Rex...
  • Taliban hint at opening with Trump as they seek departure of foreign troops from Afghanistan

    01/23/2017 10:34:53 AM PST · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Stripes ^ | 22 January 2017 | E.B. BOYD AND ZUBAIR BABAKARKHAIL
    — Two days after President Donald Trump took office, the Taliban asked him to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan but hinted at a willingness to work with the United States. The insurgent group posted a statement on its website Sunday calling on Trump to “put an end to the invasion.” But it also asked him to “help countries with their development” rather than with “bloodshed and destruction.” The call for foreign forces to leave Afghanistan is consistent with past Taliban demands. But the mention of development appeared to be new. In recent months, the group has expressed support for...
  • President Obama, who hoped to sow peace, instead led the nation in war

    01/22/2017 2:16:48 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2017 | Christi Parsons and W.J. Hennigan
    Before he took office in 2008, Barack Obama vowed to end America’s grueling conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his second term, he pledged to take the country off what he called a permanent war footing. “Our systematic effort to dismantle terrorist organizations must continue,” he said in May 2013. “But this war, like all wars, must end. That’s what history advises. It’s what our democracy demands.” But Obama leaves a very different legacy as he prepares to hand his commander-in-chief responsibilities to Donald Trump. U.S. military forces have been at war for all eight years of Obama’s tenure, the...
  • After [unprecedented] 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

    01/22/2017 2:04:35 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | Janaury 19, 2017 | David Welna
    Obama is the first president to serve eight years and preside over American wars during every single day of his tenure.
  • Obama Transfers Four More Prisoners Out of Guantanamo Bay, Last of Presidency (Only 41 remain)

    01/20/2017 6:53:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2017 12:07 am | Jack Heretik
    The Department of Defense announced Thursday that four more prisoners held at the military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are being transferred out, leaving the prison’s population at 41 as President Obama leaves office. One inmate is being transferred to Saudi Arabia, while the other three are going to the United Arab Emirates, CNN reported. This is likely to be Obama’s last transfer of inmates from Guantanamo before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office at noon on Friday. Trump has pledged to keep the military prison open and “load it up with some bad dudes.” When Obama entered...
  • VIDEO: 2 Millions Views in 2 Months - Nostra-Dumbass - Trump Starts World War III

    01/17/2017 9:40:57 AM PST · by johnk · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/20/2016 | top 5s finest
    These idiots are always using Nostradamus to conjure up fictional story lines. Nostradamus' writings are inaccurate, illogical ramblings of a mad man. But yet here we go again... I can't believe I still get caught off-guard by their stupidity. People read the Bible it is God's inerrant word. It has been proven right thousands of times for over 3 millennia.
  • ‘Tanks do not create peace’: German politicians up in arms over NATO’s buildup at Russian borders

    01/09/2017 12:39:30 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 69 replies
    R T News ^ | 1-9-2017 | Staff
    German politicians have raised concern about thousands of NATO troops and equipment, along with hundreds of tanks, that have been sent to Poland and countries bordering Russia in what has been touted by Washington as “defense against Russian aggression.” “It does not help us if tanks will be going up and down on both sides of the border,” Brandenburg’s leader and SPD party member, Dietmar Woidke, told RBB. “I hope everyone will keep calm.”
  • The Green Fields of France-Willie McBride

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UvQ52A7ksM This song really hit home tonight... I'm tired of our best men and women (warriors) fighting and dying because of our worst men and women (politicians) starting corporate dust ups....... From Korea...over 100,000 of our brothers have died...bravely they picked up arms...then THEY paid the ultimate sacrifice.... and I ask humbly tonight...for what? Where is the 'glory'....what have we won? What the hell did ANY American die for from Korea on...that has had..or has made ANY difference in our world? I know I am painting with a broad brush...but not THAT broad... When will the sane stand up and...
  • Kerry Mocks Peace-Mongers Abroad and at Home [semi-satire]

    01/07/2017 8:38:16 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry blamed former United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron and British members of parliament for thwarting President Obama’s plan to intervene in the Syrian civil war and confront the Russians. “When the President of the United States has decided for war you’d think our so-called allies would stand with us,” Kerry asserted. “However, a gutless Prime Minister Cameron insisted on getting his parliament’s approval before joining us in an attack. Well, parliament wouldn’t go along. President Obama was so miffed at this betrayal that he called the whole thing off. In hindsight, he probably should...
  • The Wehrmacht Considered the Waffen S.S. to Be Poor Soldiers

    01/06/2017 11:39:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 6, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    Spend enough time on military history forums or keep up with battlefield reenactors, and you will surely notice a lingering fascination with the Waffen S.S. This, suffice to say, is a controversial issue in these communities. There’s a reoccurring complaint — history buffs want to get involved in World War II reenactments, but can’t find a group interested in roleplaying anything other than the Waffen S.S.
  • No U.S. carriers were at sea for past week

    01/06/2017 12:18:06 AM PST · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Propaganda Guard ^ | Jan 6th, 2017 | Staff
    (Washington Examiner) At any given time the United States has an aircraft carrier deployed somewhere around the world, usually in a hot spot such as the Persian Gulf or the Western Pacific. But for the first week of this year, for the first time since World War II, no U.S. aircraft carriers were deployed, anywhere, a Navy spokesman confirmed. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower had been in the Persian Gulf, contributing airpower to the counter-Islamic State campaign in Iraq and Syria. But it returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 30, after a seven-month deployment. And none of...
  • Erdan calls John Kerry's upcoming Middle East peace speech 'pathetic'

    12/27/2016 3:33:32 PM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/28/2016 01:26
    The US secretary of state is expected to make remarks on the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan criticized US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday night, shortly after it was announced that he would give a speech on Middle East peace. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that on Wednesday, Kerry will make remarks regarding Middle East peace and discuss the next steps needed to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "It's pathetic to present a [peace] plan at the last minute when he hasn't managed in changing anything for his entire time...
  • The Real War on Science

    12/26/2016 5:53:08 PM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    city journal dot org ^ | 2016 | Tierney
    NOTE: not a duplicate post. The other one sent you to someone's blog instead of to the actual source as was done here. My liberal friends sometimes ask me why I don’t devote more of my science journalism to the sins of the Right. It’s fine to expose pseudoscience on the left, they say, but why aren’t you an equal-opportunity debunker? Why not write about conservatives’ threat to science? My friends don’t like my answer: because there isn’t much to write about. Conservatives just don’t have that much impact on science. I know that sounds strange to Democrats who decry...
  • Germany’s He 177 Bomber Was a Big Mistake

    12/21/2016 6:59:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 21, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    Put yourself in the shoes of a German pilot during World War II. It’d be more than just a bit concerning if your assignment was to fly the “Flaming Coffin,” a.k.a. the “One Way Bomber” or “Volcano.” But the hot, flammable He 177 Greif, or Griffin, was Nazi Germany’s only long-range heavy bomber produced in appreciable numbers. The 35-ton machine — when fully loaded — was a mistake, and more importantly, contributed to the German defeat by sucking up valuable resources into an ineffective and compromised aircraft.
  • Al Qaeda Afghanistan New Year & the Complete Defeat of Obama's Politicization

    12/20/2016 8:39:49 AM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 19 December 2016 | John Batchelor interviews Bill Roggio, Tom Joscelyn
    audio podcast 19:08 For more than six years, FDD’s Long War Journal has warned that official estimates of al Qaeda’s presence in Afghanistan were too low and inconsistent with publicly available evidence. Officials finally conceded earlier this year that the number of al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan exceeds the US government’s longstanding claim. Longstanding lowball estimate at odds with evidence. An analysis of the raids conducted between 2007 and 2013 indicated that al Qaeda and its closest allies maintained a far deeper and broader presence. Bill Roggio, Thomas Jocelyn of the Long War Journal
  • Dunkirk - Trailer

    12/19/2016 1:24:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 14, 2016 | Staff
    From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller DUNKIRK, in theaters July 21, 2017.
  • Soldier needs our help- sign the petition.

    12/13/2016 2:06:26 PM PST · by son of terrence · 17 replies
    In a last ditch effort to free their son, the parents of First Lieutenant Clint Lorance have created a video plea asking President Obama for a presidential pardon. The heartbreaking four-minute video features Anna and Tracy Lorance explaining the character of their son and why he deserves to walk free. Lieutenant Lorance was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison for ordering his men engage three military aged males riding a motorcycle speeding towards his patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan in July of 2012.
  • Syrian War Report – December 13, 2016: Clashes Near Palmyra, Liberation Of Aleppo

    12/13/2016 12:24:23 PM PST · by fella · 16 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 13 December 2016 | south front
    Syrian War Report – December 13, 2016: Clashes Near Palmyra, Liberation Of Aleppo
  • My Daddy---A Bed Time Story

    12/13/2016 1:15:48 AM PST · by Steve Newton
    To some one enduring the "wolf" hour
  • Bed time stories!

    12/13/2016 12:51:41 AM PST · by Steve Newton · 14 replies
    Self ^ | 2016 | Steve Newton
    Been a while since I have told you all any bed time stories. It's that time of year. Have you all beeb good?
  • HITLER'S GHOST ISLAND: Secret Nazi ‘Treasure Hunter’ base in Arctic found by Russian scientists

    12/12/2016 6:43:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 21st October 2016, 10:22 am | BY TOM MICHAEL
    HITLER'S GHOST ISLAND Secret Nazi ‘Treasure Hunter’ base in Arctic found by Russian scientists after being abandoned over 70 years ago when crew was poisoned by polar bear meat Ruined bunkers, rusted bullets and even documents among 500 objects found on remote island that may have been used as an outpost to search for mythical treasure trove The mysterious site is located on a remote island in Russian territory – more than 600 miles from the North Pole. Set up in 1942, a year after Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, the military outpost on Alexandra land was christened “Schatzgraber” or...
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
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