Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $49,480
56%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 56%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: weapons

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Intel Chief: ‘We Don’t Know’ Whether Iran Will Build Nuke Weapons

    02/09/2016 2:11:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/16 | Adam Kredo
    The top U.S. intelligence official told Congress on Tuesday that Iran could move forward with the construction of a nuclear weapon at any time and that there is no way to know the Islamic Republic will build these weapons following the implementation of a landmark agreement hailed by the Obama administration as a definitive step towards preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told Congress during an open hearing that despite an intelligence budget in the billions, his office remains uncertain about Iran’s nuclear intentions. “We do not know whether Iran will eventually decide to...
  • Russian deployment of new Pantsyr to Syria confirmed

    02/09/2016 6:34:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Jane's ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeremy Binnie, London and Nikolai Novichkov
    Russia has deployed the new version of the Pantsyr air defence system to its Humaymim airbase in Syria, footage broadcast by the RT news channel on 3 February has confirmed. Russia has had at least one Pantsyr-S1 at Humaymim since 3 October 2015, when its Ministry of Defence released a photograph showing one in the background.
  • Obama bucks history, directs Pentagon to make guns safer, not more lethal

    01/31/2016 6:20:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Wartime U.S. presidents have taken keen personal interest in picking the most lethal gun for the military. But in President Obama's first foray into small-arms procurement for the armed forces, his Jan. 4 executive order on gun control directs the Pentagon to find ways to make not so much more lethal firearms, but safer ones. His direct order has brought a few snickers among retired combatants who argue that the commander in chief is issuing his directive at a time of more pressing small-arms priorities. The military, critics say, fields a flawed personal rifle and has spent more than a...
  • The P38 Was the Wehrmacht’s Workhorse Pistol

    01/20/2016 6:56:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 19, 2016 | Paul Richard Huard
    U.S. Army Sgt. Ivan Schwartz survived D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge by remaining very, very careful. Schwartz had landed on Utah beach, going ashore when the sand was littered with dead men and smashed vehicles. He carried rounds for an 81-millimeter mortar, survived a close call when Allied planes dropped bombs close to friendly lines, and strung wire for a field telephone to a forward observer post while under artillery fire — an act that earned him the Bronze Star.
  • Russia to deploy Ka-52 attack helicopters to Syria to protect Latakia air base

    01/18/2016 10:31:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | January 15, 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Russian Kamov Ka-52 (NATO reporting name “Hokum-B”) helicopters would be about to deploy to Syria according to a source who talked to ITAR-TASS.
  • hickok45 channel termination (vanity)

    01/17/2016 8:47:26 AM PST · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | Published on Jan 17, 2016 | hickok45
    Hickock45 explains what he thinks might have caused the problem(s) with his popular youtube channel being terminated. Repeatedly. Plus, why it was reinstated -besides a lot of people causing a fuss about its disappearance.
  • Here’s One Idea How to Defend Ships From Ballistic Missiles (Modified 'San Antonio' LPD class)

    01/16/2016 6:03:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 15, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy has been in discussions with shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls about the possibility of building a missile defense variant of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock (LPD-17). The new vessel could eventually be equipped with new radars, railguns and lasers. The massive 25,000-ton troop carrier has the size and weight margins for the mission, according to industry officials. “You can put a lot of additional weight on the ship and you can put … some modern technologies like ballistic missile defense radars that are very heavy,” Huntington Ingalls vice president Brian Cuccias told reporters at the Surface Navy Association...
  • What's the Most Powerful Weapon in Sci-Fi History?

    01/14/2016 7:01:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 138 replies
    Sploid ^ | January 13, 2016 | Casey Chan
    What’s the most powerful weapon in the sci-fi universe? How does a lightsaber in Star Wars compare to the energy sword of Halo? What about a Death Star vs Dr. Who’s reality bomb? And how do they match up with a real life nuclear bomb? Foundation Digital made this infographic for Fat Wallet detailing the top sci-fi weapons in history measured by their “energy of devastation in Joules.”
  • The .303 Lee-Enfield Was a British Tommy’s Best Mate

    12/23/2015 6:29:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 22, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    Church bells rang on Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 1914 in the Belgian city of Mons — an industrial town that stood in the way of the advancing German army’s plan to crush the British Expeditionary Force. The Tommies – 70,000 strong – were dug in along the Mons-Conde canal and had occupied the town. Bearing down on them was a German force of 160,000 soldiers and hundreds of artillery pieces. As the faithful made their way to mass, the German 1st Army launched an attack, concentrating on the northernmost point of a salient formed by a loop in the canal.
  • A former special-operations doctor explains why he would rather be shot with an AK-47 than an M4

    12/22/2015 6:54:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 21, 2015 | Dan Pronk
    Admittedly, I'd rather not be shot with either, but if I had to choose, I'd take a round from the AK-47 over the M4 any day of the week. To add a caveat to that statement, I'm talking from relatively close range here — say up to 150 to 200 meters. To understand why, it's important to first take a very basic look at the physics behind terminal ballistics. In this case, consider the science of what happens when a penetrating missile enters a human body.
  • On Sale Now — A Civilian Squad Machine Gun (M249 SAW)

    12/21/2015 10:14:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 20, 2015 | Darien Cavanaugh
    For almost 30 years the M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon has been the go-to light machine gun for U.S. Army infantry squads — and Marine Corps squads, too, until recently. And now you can walk into your local gun shop and purchase a semi-automatic M-249S SAW, a replica of the fully-automatic M-249. FNH USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Belgian weapons manufacturer FN Herstal, began selling the semi-automatic version of the weapon on the civilian market in November as part of their new Military Collector Series, which also includes replicas of their M-4 carbine and M-16 assault rifle. Fans of black guns...
  • Stealth superwing: Next generation 'Air Dominance' fighter jet ..will have built in laser weapons

    12/15/2015 10:35:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 18:20 EST, 14 December 2015 | By Mark Prigg
    Northrop Grumman has revealed a tantalising image of a new stealth 'superjet' capable of firing laser weapons. The so called 'sixth generation fighter' is rumoured to fly at supersonic speeds, although Northrop Grumman, who are developing it, say the specifications are still secret. The stealth craft is expected to use advanced cooling systems to help disguise its laser systems. Known internally as NG Air Dominance, the craft features laser weapons. The so called 'sixth generation fighter' is rumoured to fly at supersonic speeds, although Northrop Grumman, who are developing it, say the specifications are still classified. ==================================================================================================================== Chris Hernandez, Northrop's...
  • Have police foiled an ISIS chemical weapons plot in Europe? Two Syrian terror suspects arrested

    12/13/2015 6:30:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/15 | Tom Wyke, Darren Boyle
    Have police foiled an ISIS chemical weapons plot in Europe? Two Syrian terror suspects are arrested in Geneva for 'making and transporting explosives and toxic gases' Two suspected Syrians were arrested in Geneva on suspicion of transporting 'explosives and toxic gases' as part of a probe into a terror threat. Switzerland's attorney general said the men were also suspected of making and hiding the dangerous materials. But Geneva prosecutor Olivier Jornot today said only traces of explosives were found in the car, and did not elaborate on claims about potential chemical weapons. More arrests are expected to be made in...
  • (Weird) ... Police Find Spiked Baseball Bats Throughout San Francisco

    12/06/2015 4:31:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | CNSNews.com
    Police find spiked baseball bats throughout San Francisco San Francisco Police are asking for help leading to those chaining up spiked baseball bats to poles throughout the city. San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak says officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning. Andraychak says 27 bats with spikes running through them have been found since then. The latest discovery was Friday in the Fishermen's Wharf area. Andraychak says the spikes on the objects allow them to be considered a prohibited or deadly weapon, which is...
  • Star Wars Weapons are a Reality

    12/09/2015 8:41:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 12/9/2015 | J M Simpson
    At the interstellar interspection of numerous Star Wars movies and national defense is an array of new weaponry and progress. Welcome to today's "galaxy far, far away." Star Wars: The Force Awaken opens in a few weeks in theaters around the globe. The seventh installment in the Star Wars film series, this latest movie is set approximately 30 years after the Return of the Jedi(1983). It also underscores futuristic technology the defense industry is developing. From Jack Kilby's invention of the silicon chip in 1958 to President Ronald Reagan's comment about the "evil empire" of Russia to the introduction of...
  • Why the Gun Control Push Is Futile

    12/06/2015 11:41:33 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    The American Interest ^ | December 4, 2015 | JW
    Another mass shooting, another round of liberal venom hurled at people who oppose further gun control measures. In the wake of the slaughter in San Bernardino, the charges were particularly shrill. “Dear ‘thoughts and prayers’ people: Please shut up and slink away. You are part of the problem, and everybody knows it,” said one liberal Washington Post columnist, in a representative tweet. Most gun control advocates know that the push for federal gun laws is futile. Public support for gun rights is near historical highs, the structure of the U.S. Senate favors pro-gun forces, and—as many observers pointed out at...
  • O'Malley: We Don't Do "A Damm Thing" To Keep Assault Weapons Out Of People's Hands

    12/03/2015 8:33:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Rundown With José Díaz-Balart,” former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate discussed the mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA that killed 14 and said shooting like yesterday’s happen here because, “We’re the on developed nation on the planet that doesn’t do a damn thing to keep combat weapons out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.”
  • Hitler Hated the Nazi Assault Rifle

    11/30/2015 7:36:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 26, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    By 1944, the Third Reich pulled out all the stops when it came to technological marvels. It was the year of the Wunderwaffe, the “wonder weapon” – devices born out of a combination of science and desperation that Nazi Germany hoped would knock the Allies back on their heels. The V-2 intermediate range ballistic missile, the V-1 cruise missile, the Me-262 jet fighter are the weapons that most often come to mind in the Wunderwaffe category.
  • Russia Sends 10,000 AK-47s To Afghanistan As Gov't Mulls "Inviting" Moscow To Fight "Terrorists"

    11/28/2015 8:49:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/28/2015 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Late last month in "Russia's Mid-East Takeover Continues As Afghanistan Requests Military Assistance From Moscow," we noted, with some amusement, that Kabul was set to request a weapons delivery from Russia to aid in the fight against the Taliban. "Afghanistan, battered by worsening security, is reaching out to an old ally and patron—Russia—just as the Kremlin is seeking to reassert its position as a heavyweight on the world stage," WSJ reported, on the way to detailing a request from President Ashraf Ghani who "asked Moscow for artillery, small arms and Mi-35 helicopter gunships for his country's struggling military."</p>
  • The Swedish K Gun Was Commandos’ Friend in Vietnam

    11/23/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 22, 2015 | Mike Perry
    The nine-millimeter Carl Gustav M/45 submachine gun occupies a unique place in United States Special Forces history for, during the Vietnam War, it was often chosen over the then troublesome M-16 series by members looking for a reliable, controllable and reasonably accurate weapon at short ranges.
  • AP: ISIS exploiting power vacuum in Iraq to create chemical, biological, weapons

    11/19/2015 12:02:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/19/15 | Robert Laurie
    Consequences and legacies. There are few things that strike terror in the heart of the intelligence community like the thought of ISIS with a weapon of mass destruction. To understand, all you have to do is look at the horrors they’ve wrought with machetes, matches, and gas cans, then picture them with chemical or biological capabilities. The left likes to pretend they’re a bunch of misfits wandering the desert, but according to the AP (and French President Hollande) that’s far from the case. If we don’t stop them now, we may be facing the “worst case scenario.” ISIS has, allegedly,...
  • Obama: I'm thinking I'll spend my last year in office focused on gun control

    11/17/2015 6:24:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Your alternate headline comes from Charles Cooke: “President Obama announces record gun sales in 2016.” So two of his major priorities heading into a presidential election year are (a) gun-grabbing and (b) telling Americans they’re un-American for worrying about importing thousands of Muslims from the site of the most vicious sectarian war on Earth. Good luck, Hillary. "The main thing that I've been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries," Mr. Obama said. "But they have more deadly weapons...
  • BREAKING: FBI Investigating Weapons Stolen From Worcester Army Reserve Center

    11/15/2015 7:31:58 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 61 replies
    GoLocalWorcester ^ | 11-15-2015 | GoLocalWorcester News Team
    Weapons were stolen from the United States Army Reserve Armory in Worcester on Saturday night. The facility -- the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center is located on Lake Street. The FBI says some weapons are missing as a result of the break-in. According to the Boston Herald, “The FBI is aware that some weapons are missing as a result of the break in at the Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. We have entered those weapons into NCIC, a national database, and alerted our federal, state and local law enforcement partners,” said Kristen Setera, spokeswoman for Boston Special Agent-in-Charge Harold...
  • Iraqis seize Canadian Forces aircraft, accuse military of moving weapons to Kurds without approval

    11/10/2015 8:17:26 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    MSN ^ | 11-10-201 | David Pugliese
    Iraqi officials temporarily seized a military aircraft carrying weapons for Canadian special forces in Kurdistan, amid a wave of anti-western conspiracy theories rife in Iraqi politics. The seizure and the reasons for it raise questions for Canada’s new Liberal government, which has vowed to do more military training in the country. The Iraqis said they held the Canadian Forces Hercules transport aircraft, carrying supplies into Kurdistan without authorization, for four days. Some Iraqis are concerned that the Kurds, who ultimately want independence for their territory, will use the support and weapons they receive from the U.S.-led coalition to eventually break...
  • WEAPONS CACHE Found Hidden at Swedish Migrant Center

    11/04/2015 10:35:01 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/04/15 | Jim Hoft
    Security officials in Krokum Sweden found a large weapons cache concealed in the heating room at the migrant center. Avpixlat reported: (rough translation) Gun Crine A weapon cache was found last week at an asylum accommodation in Krokom in Jämtland inside the property’s heating chamber. According to reliable sources, Avpixlat has been in contact with both the police and the Security Service. The weapons were seized. The weapons were detected when staff from a local energy company entered and read the meters of the boiler. They could not get in because the door was locked. After finding the master key,...
  • Report: US Spied on Israel, Prepared to Destroy Israeli Bombers to Protect Iran

    10/23/2015 5:25:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 23, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In an explosive report we learn that ever since 2012, the United States has been spying on Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear sites, according to Fridays Wall Street Journal. The White House had sent an additional aircraft carrier to the region after learning that Israeli aircraft had flown into Iranian airspace in what U.S. officials feared was a test run for an attack on Irans Fordow plant. The carriers had attack aircraft on board prepared to respond to any Israeli attack on Iran. If that wasnt enough to strain the conceit that...
  • Syrian rebels say receive more weapons for Aleppo battle

    10/19/2015 8:18:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-19-2015 | Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    Rebels battling the Syrian army and its allies near Aleppo said on Monday they had received new supplies of U.S.-made anti-tank missiles from states opposed to President Bashar al-Assad since the start of a major government offensive last week. The rebels from three Free Syrian Army-affiliated groups contacted by Reuters said new supplies had arrived in response to the attack by the army, which is backed up by Russian air strikes and on the ground by Iranian fighters and Lebanon's Hezbollah. The "Free Syrian Army" refers to a loose affiliation of groups fighting Assad that do not operate with a...
  • Russian Military Uses Syria as Proving Ground, and West Takes Notice

    10/15/2015 11:05:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 14, 2015 | Steven Lee Myers and Eric Schmitt
    Two weeks of air and missile strikes in Syria have given Western intelligence and military officials a deeper appreciation of the transformation that Russias military has undergone under President Vladimir V. Putin, showcasing its ability to conduct operations beyond its borders and providing a public demonstration of new weaponry, tactics and strategy.
  • The Anti-Jew Anti-Gun Crusade

    10/14/2015 10:25:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, 2016 Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson bore the brunt of the media's ire for his politically incorrect take on the evils of gun control. "Through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance," Carson writes in his new book, "A Perfect Union." Leftists, including the activists of the Anti-Defamation League, promptly condemned Carson. National Director Jonathan Greenblatt explained, "the notion that Hitler's gun-control policy contributed to the Holocaust is historically inaccurate." Nick Baumann of The Huffington Post wrote, "There was some armed Jewish...
  • Why the American military is so hot on laser weapons

    10/09/2015 4:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    From hand-held blasters to planet-destroying death rays, laser weapons are a fanciful staple of science fiction. But at their core, lasers are just concentrated beams of light that generate heat. As simple as that sounds, they've proven remarkably difficult to weaponize. Until now. Quietly and without great fanfare the laser weapon has arrived, and warfare will never be the same. This week Lockheed Martin, the defense contractor behind the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, announced it was exploring ways to put a laser on the controversial fighter. The U.S. Navy has already fielded a laser weapon on the USS Ponce. And...
  • Silent Killer: Germany Showcases 4-Barrel Laser Gatling Gun

    09/24/2015 12:29:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    sputniknews.com ^ | 15:11 24.09.2015(updated 17:34 24.09.2015)
    Europe15:11 24.09.2015(updated 17:34 24.09.2015) Get short URL 3787052822 During this weeks defense and security expo in London German defense contractor Rheinmetall Defense Electronics unveiled a new sea-based anti-drone laser system. Lockheed Martin Lockheed Laser Gun Destroys Truck From a Mile Away The system, unveiled atthe Defense and Security Equipment Industry Expo inLondon, features four high energy lasers mounted onturret, making it look likesome kind oflaser Gatling gun, Popular Mechanics reported. The four 20 kilowatt lasers fire simultaneously, ina technique known assuperimposition which combines them intoa single powerful 80 kilowatt beam.
  • Supreme Court: Second Amendment Applies to States. (and an anti-Heller vanity by me)

    09/06/2015 7:50:57 AM PDT · by impimp · 115 replies
    Prospect ^ | unknown | impimp
    The Supreme Court today held that the Second Amendment -- as recently redefined in D.C. v. Heller , in which the Court overturned D.C.'s handgun ban -- applies to the states, not just the federal government.....
  • The RPG-7 Is a One-Man Dealer of Death

    08/17/2015 7:13:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 17, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    The RPG-7the fin-stabilized, rocket-propelled anti-tank launcherchanged the face of warfare when introduced in 1961, captured the imagination of game studios and became a go-to Hollywood prop. The classic 1980s film Red Dawn portrayed ordinary American high school students blowing up Soviet tanks with captured RPGs as they shouted Eat me! You can hardly make it through a lot of video games games without tripping over the weapon.
  • Australia ready to sign EF88 Austeyr rifle contract (Hardcore Bullpup)

    07/09/2015 6:57:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Jane's ^ | July 6, 2015 | Julian Kerr
    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will begin taking delivery in 2016 of about 30,000 new EF88 Austeyr 5.56 mm rifles under an AUD100 million (USD75 million) contract to be signed later this month, a Department of Defence (DoD) spokesman confirmed to IHS Jane's on 7 July. The contract, to be signed with Thales Australia, follows second pass approval announced on 6 July by Defence Minister Kevin Andrews for expenditure of AUD467 million under Project Land 125 Phase 5C.
  • Reality versus Fantasy - Obamas Proxy War In Syria

    07/02/2015 7:53:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/15 | Eddie Pedersen
    Funding alleged Freedom Fighters aka Magical Fighters who historically fall prey to swapping allegiances increases the risk of genocide to astronomical proportions, unwarranted The Kurdish people are fighting our terrorist enemies and losing their lives in the process, and its not just men, 30% of Kurdish fighters are now female fighters, who can never be captured alive. Think about that the next time you cant find a shopping cart at the local grocery store. Think about it when youre grilling hot dogs and burgers this Fourth of July, or when you hear the national anthem this weekend. These men and...
  • The first American-made Kalashnikovs are now for sale

    06/30/2015 11:32:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2015 | Aaron Smith
    Kalashnikov USA announced on Tuesday that it is now selling AK-47 assault rifles and shotguns that have been manufactured at a U.S. factory. The Kalashnikov USA web site provides a menu of two rifles and two shotguns, all semiautomatics. One of the rifles features a curved, banana-style high-capacity magazine with 30 rounds.
  • Exclusive: The Arming of Benghazi

    06/28/2015 6:27:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 6-27-15 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela Browne
    The United States supported the secret supply of weapons to Libyan rebels while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State according to federal court documents obtained by Fox News. In a sworn declaration to the District Court of Arizona May 5th 2015, a career CIA officer David Manners said, "It was then, and remains now, my opinion that the United States did participate, directly or indirectly, in the supply of weapons to the Libyan Transitional National Council." The timing matters because in the Spring of 2011 the Libyan opposition was not formally recognized, and the direct supply of arms was not...
  • The Purchasing, Manufacturing, And Selling Of Firearms And Weapon Is Completely Biblical

    06/24/2015 8:10:13 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 06/23/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    ...One thing that I wish from Pope Francis is that he be more emphatic in his statements, and be more specific as to whether or not all weapons manufacturers are evil, or that only the ones who profit from evil are placing their souls in jeopardy. I doubt Francis himself takes the former position, since he is constantly surrounded by very tough Swiss Guardsmen who are all armed....All of the guns that the Swiss Guard uses are manufactured, and I doubt that Francis is condemning these manufacturers. Lets not forget that not too long ago the Vatican was pushing for...
  • In Condemning Arms Makers, Pope Francis Sends the Wrong Message at the Wrong Time

    06/24/2015 6:56:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/24/2015 | David French
    Over the weekend, Pope Francis made a statement that should be of deep interest to the many thousands of faithful Catholics who work in the American defense industry or to the countless more whove invested in American arms companies. Speaking Sunday, the pope said, If you trust only men, you have lost. He continued, It makes me think of . . . people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit of a distrust doesnt it? Interestingly, in that same speech the pope wondered aloud why the Allies didnt do more to stop...
  • Dear Pope Francis: Here Are Five Times Weapons of War That Saved Christians

    06/23/2015 11:20:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/23/2015 | David Harsanyi
    This week, Pope Francis informed an audience in Turin that gun manufacturers—and those invested in the weapons industries—were hypocrites if they called themselves Christians. Francis, who earlier this year accused weapons makers of participating in an “industry of death,” explained: “It makes me think of … people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn’t it?” Well, not really. This piece comes with customary caveat that English-speaking media tends to tweak the translation of the Pope’s messages just enough to mislead or strip it of proper context—or sometimes, miss...
  • THE POPE STEPS IN IT AGAIN

    06/22/2015 4:52:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 83 replies
    Powerline ^ | 21 Jun 15 | John Hindraker
    Pope Francis is rapidly convincing me that he is not just a leftist, but a dope. Speaking to a group of young people in Turin, he departed from his script and launched into a rambling denunciation of, among others, arms manufacturers: It makes me think of people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesnt it? he said to applause. He also criticized those who invest in weapons industries, saying duplicity is the currency of today they say one thing and do another. We are a long way...
  • If I Was A Would Be American Dictator-This would give me pause

    06/18/2015 3:53:02 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 25 replies
    Movoto ^ | 2015 | Andy Eddy
    Fascinating look at weapons per state compared to countries.
  • Erdogan vows to punish Journalist behind Syria Trucks video (Turkish weapons to Syrian Rebels)

    06/01/2015 9:45:53 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    AL Aribya ^ | 6-1-2015 | AA/Reuters
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to punish the editor of a newspaper which published video footage it said showed the MIT state intelligence agency helping send weapons to Syria. The Cumhuriyet newspaper published footage on its website on Friday which it said showed gendarmerie and police officers opening crates of what it described as weapons and ammunition on the back of three trucks belonging to MIT. "The individual who has reported this as an exclusive story will pay a high price for this," Erdogan said in a television interview with state broadcaster TRT late on Sunday. "I will not...
  • The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for (weapons deals with WMD?)

    05/31/2015 1:05:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | 5/31/15 | David Sirota
    Among all the rivers of money that have flowed to the Clinton family, one seems to raise the biggest national security questions of all: the stream of cash that came from 20 foreign governments who relied on weapons export approvals from Hillary Clintons State Department. Federal law designates the secretary of state as responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of sales of arms, military hardware and services to foreign countries. In practice, that meant that Clinton was charged with rejecting or approving weapons deals and when it came to Clinton Foundation donors, Hillary Clintons State Department did...
  • Hillary the Arms Dealer

    05/27/2015 4:52:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Clinton Foundation payola funds State Department approval of arms shipments to repressive governments. While presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was Americas top diplomat the Department of State that she oversaw approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments forked over millions of dollars to the now-embattled Clinton Foundation. According to an International Business Times report by David Sirota and Andrew Perez, at least seven foreign governments that received State Department clearance for American arms did donate to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary. The article identified the seven nations as Algeria, Australia,...
  • Here's one I-SIS made earlier! Terror group unveils its own Blue Peter-style homemade sniper [tr]

    05/28/2015 6:37:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2015 | Tom Wyke and Jennifer Newton
    Islamic State has unveiled its latest weapon in its quest for dominance in the Middle East... a homemade Blue Peter-style sniper rifle. New pictures have emerged of the crudely-assembled long-range weapon, which critics are already suggesting would be far too heavy and inaccurate to use on the battlefield. The new sniper rifle also appears to be lacking a tripod stand, resulting in the sniper having to use a tree branch as an ineffective resting post.
  • Declassified docs: Hillary aided rise of ISIS

    05/27/2015 7:32:00 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 53 replies
    WND ^ | May 27, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    More than 100 pages of previously classified Department of Defense and Department of State documents implicate the Obama administration in a cover-up to obscure the role Hillary Clinton and the State Department played in the rise of ISIS. The documents were obtained in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch. They confirm WND reporting over the past three years of evidence that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was involved in shipping weapons from Benghazi to support the al-Qaida-affiliated militias fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, effectively arming the Sunni jihadists who morphed into ISIS....
  • Surprise: Most Clinton Foundation donors got larger weapons deals from Hillarys State Department

    05/26/2015 10:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | AllahPundit
    Of 20 nations that donated to the Foundation, 17 had more robust weapons transactions in the three fiscal years that State was led by Hillary than in the last three years of the previous administration. How do you convince a president who got elected in 2008 on an anti-war platform repudiating warmongering cowboy George W. Bush to ramp up arms deals to unsavory regimes in the Middle East? Slipping a fat envelope into the Clinton slush fund’s collection box couldn’t hurt. And evidently didn’t.Personally, I’m pretty excited to have every foreign-policy transaction the United States engages in through 2020,...
  • Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department

    05/26/2015 9:50:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    IBT ^ | 26 May 2015 | David Sirota,Andrew Perez
    Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States' oil-rich ally in the Middle East. Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region's fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Departments documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family. But now, in late 2011, Hillary Clintons State...
  • How Islamic States Win in Ramadi Reveals New Weapons, Tactical Sophistication and Prowess

    05/26/2015 7:20:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Margaret Coker
    In late April, a commander for Islamic State said his forces were ready to launch an offensive to take Ramadi, and the group called for fighters to redeploy to Iraq from Syria.