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  • History Channel's special series: "America's War on Drugs"

    06/23/2017 9:53:04 PM PDT · by logician2u · 20 replies
    The History Channel is running a four-part series tracing the history (duh!) of the so-called War on Drugs. Since I seldom watch TV any more, I learned about this after the third episode had already aired. Rats! However, as luck would have it those of us who missed out didn't really miss anything. We can watch at our own pace, a few minutes at a time if that's all we can digest in one sitting (or or are otherwise distracted by barking dogs, phone calls, kids, meals). The site will remember where you left off so you can resume at...
  • Russian Defense Minister's Plane Buzzed By NATO Jet

    06/21/2017 5:05:30 AM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/21/2017 | Andrew Osborn
    A plane carrying the Russian Defense Minister was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter as it flew over the Baltic Sea...
  • And so it begins - Russia withdraws from US over US Downing of Syrian jet, threatens US

    06/19/2017 6:08:27 AM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 39 replies
    Facebook ^ | 6/19/2017 | Russian Defense Ministry
    Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation Statement of the Russian Defence Ministry concerning downing of the Syrian Su-22 near the town of Resafa On June 18, 2017 the American fighter F-18A belonging to the international coalition shot down the Su-22 aircraft of the Syrian Air Force, which was performing a combat mission supporting the government troops, which were conducting the offensive against the ISIS terrorists near the town of Resafa (40 km to the south-west of the city of Raqqa). As a result of the attack, the Syrian aircraft was destroyed. The pilot baled out over an ISIS-controlled area,...
  • Video Emerges Of US Allowing ISIS Fighters To Escape Safely in Syria

    06/15/2017 9:44:51 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 12 June 2017 | Darius Shahtahmasebi
    With numerous distractions unfolding on the newly released reality TV show that is “Keeping Up with the Trump Administration,” it may surprise readers to learn that the U.S. is using the terror group ISIS as a pawn in its depraved foreign policy. Video footage obtained by Al-Masdar appears to show convoys of ISIS fighters fleeing the Syrian city of Raqqa untouched by the U.S. military, which is currently bombing that exact location. As Al-Masdar notes, despite having Kurdish and American drones hovering around the city of Raqqa, U.S. bombs are nowhere to be seen as hundreds of fighters pass safely....
  • Second Civil War Update

    06/14/2017 4:30:02 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 23 replies
    self | By J. Johnson
    On certain blogs, there was some controversy regarding my article, Welcome to the Second Civil War. I believe that more eyes among my fellow Real Americans are being opened to that fact that not only was this attack of this nature predicted, but also may come to the realization that treating shooting of Congressmen as a mere news story may not be in the best interest of our long-term survival. Fighting back may no longer be an option. The question is: Are you ready?
  • Are We Nearing Civil War?

    06/13/2017 7:16:54 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 71 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 13, 2017 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down. We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration.
  • Korean War Field Innovation Quad .30 Caliber Anti-Personnel

    06/13/2017 7:31:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    ammoland ^ | 12 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I received this photograph from a source who was looking to identify what type of “gun” it was.  I believe it is a field improvisation of four .30 caliber M1919A4 machine guns in a linear quad mount. It is designed for use on ground targets.You can see that the quad .30 calibers command a significant amount of the terrain in front of them.  The .30 caliber has a maximum effective range of 1,500 yards, a bit short of a mile.  As a quad mount, that range would be increased  a bit. There is no way to elevate the muzzles...
  • Harry Styles lands in deep water in a tense Dunkirk teaser when his boat sinks [tr]

    06/12/2017 12:23:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2017 | Fionn Hargreaves
    Starring Tom Hardy, newcomer Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles, it is one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the summer. And fans got a sneak peek of Second World War epic Dunkirk as they saw the One Direction singer's character Alex get caught in deep water when his boat sinks. The trailer, called Trapped, shows Harry and Fionn helped to safety on a boat.
  • China Could Stop North Korea's Nuclear Threat In A Heartbeat Without Firing A Shot

    06/11/2017 6:11:59 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-10-2017 | Alex Lockie
    Chinese President Xi Jinping has assured US President Donald Trump that China has limited influence over North Korea, but that's only half true. It's true that diplomatic relations between the two are weak. Xi has never visited Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, and Kim has never been to Beijing. High-ranking officials with ties to China in North Korea have been executed at Kim's order, sometimes with packs of dogs, sometimes with anti-aircraft guns. But Gordon Chang, the author of "The Coming Collapse of China," writes in The Cipher Brief that 90% of North Korea's trade is done with China, accounting...
  • US Downs Pro-Syrian Drone that Fired at Coalition Forces

    06/08/2017 5:42:11 PM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/8/2017 | Idrees Ali
    The United States shot down a pro-Syrian government drone that fired toward US-led coalition forces in Syria on Thursday...
  • Missile Defense Needs To Be A Priority

    06/08/2017 4:56:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | June 8, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    I’m old enough to remember Democrats mocking President Ronald Reagan for the idea of a missile defense program. They contemptuously labeled the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) as “Star Wars,” after the popular movie series. It was impossible, they said, and a complete waste of time and money. Thank God they were so wrong.While it’s funny to think of Democrats complaining about wasted money, very few dollars Washington has spent since then have been better used.The threat of terrorism from ISIS, al Qaeda, and other radical Islamic groups to individuals is very real, as we've learned all too often. But behind the...
  • Piers Morgan Grills London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Where Are the 400 Jihadis Still in London?

    06/06/2017 1:34:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    GP ^ | June 6,2017 | Jim Hoft
    Piers Morgan grilled London Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan Tuesday morning on Good Morning Britain Sadiq Khan is the first Muslim mayor of London. Khan famously said terrorism was “part and parcel” of living in a large city after the September bombing in New York City. Piers asked the far left mayor about the whereabouts of the 200-400 ISIS fighters living in London: Piers Morgan: “Where are the 400 jihadis still in London?… You’re the mayor! WHERE ARE THEY?” Mayor Sadiq Khan: I can’t cover 400 people… Piers Morgan: Why not?… Why can’t you instruct the police, why can’t you… say...
  • The US May Attack North Korea In Two Weeks

    06/03/2017 5:09:47 AM PDT · by blam · 94 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 6-3-2017 | John Mauldin
    BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN : The US Navy has announced that the USS Nimitz will leave Bremerton, Washington, on June 1 for the Western Pacific. This is the third carrier battle group to be sent to the region—enough to support a broader military mission. It will take about a week to get to its station, after which it will integrate with the fleet. So here’s the situation: Soon the United States will have its naval force in waters near North Korea. It already has strategic bombers in Guam, and it already has fighter aircraft in Japan and South Korea. The United...
  • How To Predict The Next Zot? Bash America.

    06/01/2017 1:01:00 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 11 replies
    Poletical ^ | June 1st, 2017 | Poletical
    Venezuela. Syria. Russia. Iran. Libya. Iraq. Afghanistan. Saudi Arabia. Israel. All of these countries have one thing in common. They're all a part of a global war being waged by the United States. To some, the war is one of nation building and global dominance, to others it's a life or death battle for the greater good. On the global chessboard, there are three major players. The United States, Russia and China. All of the other players are nothing more than pawns. This game has been playing out for decades, but it can only have one winner. To better understand...
  • Iranian-backed forces amassing near U.S. base in Syria

    05/31/2017 1:01:39 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 21 replies ^ | May 30, 2017 | By Carlo Muñoz
    “We continue to see massing [of forces] and we are concerned about that,” Capt. Davis told reporters at the Pentagon Tuesday. “These patrols are unacceptable and threaten coalition forces” operating within the deconfliction zones, he said, adding that American forces would defend themselves, should regime troops attempt to breach the zone. American and coalition aircraft have dropped leaflets onto regime positions near At Tanf, in an effort to encourage those forces to cease their patrols and move away from the zone, Capt. Davis said. His comments came amid reports that U.S. weapons and vehicles have been shipped to Syrian Kurds,...
  • An earlier battle in the clash of civilizations - May 29, 1453: the fall of Constantinople.

    05/29/2017 6:27:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/29/2017 | Harpygoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to an Ottoman army under the 21-year-old Sultan Mehmet II after a siege of seven weeks. The last Byzantine emperor, Constantine XI Paliailogos, died in the final defense of the city, and the ensuing orgy of pillage and massacre brought the eastern Roman empire to a decisive end. Founded as Byzantium in the 7th century B.C. by Greek colonists from Megara, Constantinople (now Istanbul) sits at the junction of the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus, which leads to the Black Sea, about 15 miles to the northeast. This...
  • US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier Toward North Korea

    05/27/2017 3:38:32 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    It's Not The Tea ^ | 5-27-2017 | Patriot News
    One month ago, when we first discussed that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group, the US was deploying two more carriers toward the Korean peninsula, some took the Yonhap-sourced report skeptically: after all, what’s the incremental symbolic impact of having three, or even two aircraft carriers next to North Korea when just one would more than suffice. Then, two weeks ago, the report was proven half right when US officials announced that in addition to the first US carrier already on location, the US Navy is moving the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier to the Korean...
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Memorial Day Movies

    05/27/2017 11:43:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27, 2017 | Arthur Herman
    Unlike many of today's 'anti-war' duds, these seven works honor Americans who served in war. Memorial Day is of course when we remember those who died serving their country in our armed services. There was a time when America's movie industry took pride in honoring American servicemen, both the living and the dead; there are a few actors and directors in Hollywood who still do. But since movies about Americans at war have largely gone in the opposite direction since Vietnam, this weekend it might be worthwhile going back to see seven movies that deal with war in an honest...
  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...
  • Freep this poll Civil War monuments

    05/25/2017 11:20:02 AM PDT · by PATRIOT1876 · 149 replies