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  • Georgia Catholic dioceses ban guns, knives from church facilities

    07/21/2014 6:47:28 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 38 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/21/14 | Andrew Nelson
    Guns and other weapons are officially unwelcome at Catholic churches, schools and other buildings owned, leased or operated by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah in Georgia. Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Savannah Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer issued a decree prohibiting guns and knives with blades longer than 5 inches from parishes, churches, schools, administrative offices and other buildings owned or used by the Catholic community effective July 1. In a statement, the bishops said Catholic places of worship are sanctuaries where “ways of peace and reconciliation” should be the rule. “This decree is rooted in...
  • Assault-weapons ban still goal for Illinois governor

    07/14/2014 6:40:28 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 13 replies
    SLPD ^ | 7-14-14 | AP
    CHICAGO • llinois Gov. Pat Quinn is once again calling for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. The Democrat addressed the issue at a news conference on Sunday. He spoke in the Morgan Park neighborhood — a South Side Chicago community that's been affected by gun violence.
  • Isis Seizes Former Chemical Weapons Plant in Iraq

    07/09/2014 8:53:53 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 0709/14 | The Guadian
    The Islamic State extremist group (Isis) has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility north-west of Baghdad, where 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents, Iraq has said in a letter circulated at the United Nations. The US played down the threat from the takeover, saying there were no intact chemical weapons and it would be very difficult to use the material for military purposes. Iraq's UN ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, told the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, in a letter that "armed...
  • A Tale of Two Cities:

    06/24/2014 11:24:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Chicago, IL Houston, TX Population 2.7 million 2.15 million Median HH Income $38,600 $37,000 % African-American 38.9% 24% % Hispanic 29.9% 44% % Asian 5.5% 6% % Non-Hispanic White 28.7% 26% Pretty similar- until you compare the following... Chicago, IL Houston, TX Concealed Carry gun law no yes # of Gun Stores 0 184 - Dedicated gun stores plus 1500 - legal places to buy guns- Walmart, K-mart, sporting goods, etc. Homicides, 2012 1,806 207 Homicides per 100K 38.4 9.6 Avg. January high temperature (F) 31 63 Democrat’s Conclusion: Cold weather from  global warming causes murder. -h/t Kirby-
  • Did Saddam Have WMDs After All: ISIS Overruns Iraq Chemical Weapons 'Mega-Facility'

    06/19/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/19/14 | Tyler Durden
    With all eyes firmly focused on what really matters (the oil refineries), The Telegraph reports that ISIS has over-run a Saddam Hussein-era chemical weapons (CW) complex. The al-Muhanna 'mega-facility', about 60 miles south of Baghdad, gives the jihadists access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin. The US state department is 'concerned' but "do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value." However, as a former commander of Britain's chemical weapons regiment warned, "we have seen that ISIS has used chemicals in explosions in Iraq before and has...
  • Conn. Mom Arrested After Son Brings Grenade To Show-And-Tell

    06/10/2014 3:45:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    The mother of a 12-year-old Connecticut boy has been arrested after police say her son brought a grenade to school for a show-and-tell related to 70th anniversary of D-Day Lisa Miguel, of Stratford, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of an explosive. Stratford Academy was placed on lockdown Friday. Students were sent to the back of the school. A bomb squad determined the grenade was a simulator used for training and still had the pin inside.
  • DOJ to Release Federal Weapon Count for First Time in 6 Years

    05/27/2014 7:30:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/26/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    For the first time in six years, the Justice Department is taking inventory of the guns owned by the various federal agencies and will report that number, as well as the number of agents who "carry guns and have the authority to make arrests."
  • When Seconds Count...

    05/25/2014 1:36:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Why The US Department of Agriculture Needs Submachine Guns

    05/23/2014 10:14:34 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-23-2014 | Jeff Berwick
    May 23, 2014 - 05:54 PM Jeff Berwick Wendy McElroy writes: On May 7, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted a notice on the government's Federal Business Opportunities site in order to solicit bids on an undisclosed number of submachine guns. The notice read, in part, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts [sic] trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails...
  • College Bans Fencing Team from Practicing with their “Weapons”

    05/15/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/15/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Not a lethal weapon I’ve done some fencing and I can tell you that the “weapons” involved are to actual blades as cap guns are to rifles.The most dangerous thing about them is the risk of the tip snapping off and hitting someone. It’s more of a risk in North Dakota where it gets really cold.But zero tolerance insanity has taken over every campus. “The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in North Dakota State University (NDSU) …understands our fencing equipment as weapons,” says the club’s coach Enrique Alvarez.Alvarez has been fencing since his early teens. He says despite their...
  • Obama sends advanced weapons to jihad opposition in Syria

    04/20/2014 12:00:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/19/14 | Pamela Geller
    Let’s consider for a moment the consequences of giving seventh-century savages who are hellbent on destroying 21st civilization advanced 21st century weaponry. Ponder that, if you will. How many tens of thousands of jihad attacks must we suffer to face reality? How many millions of non-Muslims and secular Muslims have to die in order for us to face the truth? Advanced weapons to these devout Muslims waging jihad — nuts, I tell ya. The only people we should be arming are the religious minorities in Syria. The Kurds have established an independent state. Arm them. Protect them. What is Obama’s...
  • What Does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Need with 96 Armed Agents?

    04/07/2014 5:51:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    The proliferation of federal agencies with armed agents is one of the most worrisome aspects of the growth in government. Just last summer the EPA carried out an armed raid on a mine in Alaska to enforce the Clean Water Act — a bit of government intimidation that residents say was totally unnecessary:
  • GOP Rep. Stockman Urges House to Repeal Gun Ban on Military Bases

    04/03/2014 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Sara Jean Seman
    The grievous shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday claimed three innocent lives and left 16 wounded—the deaths occurred in a gun-free zone due to former president Clinton’s 1993 policy to disarm soldiers on military bases. The attack at Fort Hood lasted 15 minutes before military police arrived and exchanged fire with the shooter who then shot himself, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Only the most out-of-touch radical would try to disarm soldiers,” Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) noted in a press release. He urged House members Thursday to repeal the ban and support his “Safe Military Bases Act.” This is the...
  • Japan OKs easing of military-related exports

    04/01/2014 4:28:59 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 5 replies
    Herald Star ^ | 4/1/2014 10:46 GMT | Associated Press
    TOKYO (AP) — Japan relaxed a decades-old ban on military-related exports Tuesday in a bid to expand joint arms development with allies and equipment sales to Southeast Asia and elsewhere. The new guidelines endorsed Tuesday by the Cabinet are part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to bolster national security amid China's military expansion and North Korea's nuclear threat. Abe has said Japan needs to play a larger role in international peacekeeping and defense cooperation. His government is pushing to allow Japan to defend allies, such as the U.S., if they are under attack, by re-interpreting the war-renouncing Article 9...
  • The National Knife Association

    03/25/2014 7:55:35 PM PDT · by Noremac · 40 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Since the sensationalized reports in American mass media of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the earlier movie theater killing in Aurora, Colorado and the rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C., there has been a renewed focus on passing new legislation making acquiring a firearm more difficult and building a bureaucratic paper trail on citizens purchasing them. So far none of it has gotten any traction, but we're only another sensationalized event away from a new salvo against gun owners. The rationale for the proposed hindrances of average citizens and their lawful rights to own firearms is that some...
  • Why Do 16th-Century Manuscripts Show Cats With Flaming Backpacks?

    03/16/2014 6:29:43 AM PDT · by Renfield · 41 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 3-10-2014 | Brad Scriber
    A series of 16th-century manuscripts that have been making waves on the Internet look like a Monty Python version of the Renaissance: They show cats outfitted with flaming backpacks, attacking castles and villages. But the illustrations are legit. They're intended to show how cats and birds could in theory be used to set fire to a besieged city, according to a University of Pennsylvania scholar. Mitch Fraas, scholar in residence at the University of Pennsylvania—the university digitized the manuscripts last year—says that the drawings are from artillery manuals and are accompanied by notes explaining how to use animals as incendiary...
  • Ukrainians Want to Arm Themselves to the Teeth

    03/15/2014 1:59:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Vocativ ^ | Mar 07, 2014 | Versha Sharma and Vladi Vovchuk
    As the crisis continues, both demand and prices for weapons have gone up. We speak to their version of the NRA “Can you imagine snipers shooting people in Times Square? You must imagine that to understand how we feel.” That’s the hypothetical posed to us by George Uchaykin, the 44-year-old head of the Ukrainian Gun Owners Association. Given the current political chaos in Ukraine and the events leading up to it, Uchaykin and his cohorts are pushing for new laws on gun control that would allow citizens to carry handguns to defend themselves. Ukrainian Arms Dealer 01 George Uchaykin (Facebook)...
  • Five stabbed to death in latest Chinese knife attack [Common Sense Knife Control Laws Needed]

    03/14/2014 5:19:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/14/14 | Terrence McCoy
    Five people were stabbed to death Friday morning at a market in the capital of Hunan Province in central China. Local media report that several Uighur “naan peddlers” suddenly went on a knifing rampage after a disagreement among food stall owners escalated into violence.
  • U.S. Army Gets Big-Ass Old-School Gun (Recoilless Rifle)

    03/10/2014 6:25:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 10, 2014 | Joe Trevithick
    According to Swedish defense contractor Saab, the U.S. Army is planning to issue recoilless rifles broadly to regular units for the first time in more than 30 years. The decision reflects the service’s combat experience in Afghanistan. The ground combat branch had previously made a small purchase of recoilless rifles in 2012, but just for units in Afghanistan. All light infantry units may now receive them.
  • US Response to Israeli Seizure of Iranian Weapons Shipment - Full Speed Ahead on Negotiations

    03/09/2014 7:29:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/9/14 | Thomas Rose
    The White House appeared to double down on its policy of engagement with Iran following Wednesday's dramatic pre-dawn high seas capture of an Iranian missile cache destined for Hamas by Israeli naval commandos. Senior administration officials worked quickly to prevent the raid from undermining public confidence in President Obama's continued belief that Iran is a trustworthy and reliable negotiating partner, even going so far as to claim credit for the raid themselves. Several dozen advanced medium range missiles were found hidden under false bottoms of phony shipping containers on board the Panamanian flagged "Klos-C" frigate seized in a dramatic pre...
  • US and Israel Worked Together to Track, Raid Iranian Weapon Ship, White House reveals its role in

    03/05/2014 10:49:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    inn ^ | 3/5/14 | Staff
    The United States intelligence services and military worked with Israel to track the Iranian ship carrying missiles to Gaza, which was apprehended Wednesday, according to AFP. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Washington started to work with Israel through intelligence and military channels and at the national security advisor level as soon as it knew the shipment was on the move. President Barack Obama also directed the US military to work out contingencies in case it became necessary to intercept the vessel, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One. "Throughout this time our intelligence and military...
  • Russian servicemen confiscate weapons in Crimea region

    03/01/2014 11:26:34 PM PST · by Salman · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 2, 2014 1:51am EST | (Reporting by Timothy Heritage, editing by Elizabeth Piper)
    Russian military servicemen have taken weapons from a radar base and naval training facility in Ukraine's Crimea region and urged personnel to side with the peninsula's "legitimate" leaders, Interfax news agency said on Sunday. It quoted a Ukrainian Defense Ministry source as saying the Russian servicemen had taken pistols, rifles and ammunition cartridges from the radar post near in the town of Sudak and taken them away by car. Another group of Russian military had also removed weapons from a Ukrainian navy training centre in the port city of Sevastopol, where Russia's Black Sea Fleet also has a base.
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/05/2014 11:58:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2014
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • U.S. Secretly Shipping Weapons to Syria

    01/29/2014 11:11:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 29, 2014
    Though it’s been well documented that opposition forces in Syria are mostly run by Islamic terrorists—mainly Al Qaeda—Congress has secretly approved U.S. weapons flow to what officials describe as “moderate” Syrian rebel factions. The problem with this is that there are no “moderate” rebel forces in Syria, according to a number of reputable news reports, both domestic and international. In fact, the New York Times published a piece last spring that confirms Islamist rebels—including the most extreme groups in the notorious Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda-aligned force—are running the show in Syria. “The Islamist character of the opposition reflects...
  • Media SHREDDED Bush Over Saddam's Missing WMD- What About Obama's Blatant False Pretense in Syria?

    01/21/2014 7:59:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As has become standard in this Twilight-Zone-episode-of-a-presidency, you've got to look to the foreign press -UK, Australia, Canada, or Germany (ironically)- to get the full story these days... same as volk seeking the truth were forced to in Nazi Germany... This is due of course to the de facto takeover of the American MSM we've been forced to witness over the last five years. Most of these hacks have bet the farm on this administration and are still showing no signs of shame- so expect them to protect him to the bitter end.  And it's not just petty scandals or bizarre nominees/appointees they're hiding anymore- since...
  • PA apologizes to Czech Republic over weapons in embassy

    01/19/2014 9:43:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 19/1/14 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority has officially apologized to the Czech Republic over weapons that were recently discovered in the Palestinian mission in Prague. Czech authorities discovered 12 weapons and explosives inside the mission after a blast killed Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal earlier this month. The PA Foreign Ministry and Czech police said at the time the explosion occurred when Jamal opened an old safe. The Palestinian Maan news agency said the PA Foreign Ministry sent a letter of apology to the Czech government concerning the weapons and explosives that were found inside the mission compound. The agency said the PA ministry...
  • Police: Illegal weapons found in house of Palestinian diplomat who died after blast

    01/02/2014 4:08:16 PM PST · by RedStateRocker · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 1.3.14 | Ivana Kottasova
    llegal weapons have been found inside the northern Prague residence of a Palestinian diplomat who died Wednesday of injuries suffered when he opened a safe in the living room and an explosion occurred, police said Thursday.
  • The definitive collection of secret Nazi weapons

    12/19/2013 8:19:16 AM PST · by virgil283 · 60 replies
    sploid. ^ | Atilla Nagy
    "Underwater missiles that could have hit New York, jet-powered bombers that were nearly impossible to intercept, sub-orbital bombers, vertical launch rocket fighters, or infrared visors are just a few of many in this definitive collection of incredible Nazi weapons. Be happy that those ******** never got to mass produce them....""The Rocket U-boat was an abandoned military project to create the first ballistic missile submarine. It was conceived of by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Plans for the rocket U-boat involved an attack on New York City with newly invented V-2 rockets." ... .....Rheintochter (Rhine Daughter) ground-to-air missile from...
  • Navy Launches A Drone From A Submerged Submarine

    12/05/2013 6:11:02 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    Defense One ^ | Stephanie Gaskell
    Navy Launches A Drone From A Submerged SubmarineStephanie GaskellDefense OneDecember 5, 2013 The Naval Research Lab just launched a drone from a submerged submarine – giving a huge edge to the future of special operations. It took six years to develop and launch an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, folding-wing drone aircraft from a submerged submarine. The eXperimental Fuel Cell Unmanned Aerial System, or XFC UAS, was fired from the submarine's torpedo tube using a “Sea Robin” launch system, which is designed to fit within an empty Tomahawk launch canister used for launching Tomahawk cruise missiles. The XFC UAS uses an electrically...
  • “Anatomy” of Guns: Body Parts of a Complicated Killer (WW2 Mosins, Arisakas, etc.)

    11/26/2013 5:50:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    vocativ.com ^ | 11-14-13 | Vocativ Staff
    Years later, at age 24, I had forgotten all this. I stood in a field on a farm in the middle of nowhere and held a gun for the first time. It was a weathered Soviet rifle, manufactured in 1942, and it was heavy. I couldn’t believe I was about to press this rusty, old thing against my shoulder, let alone pull the trigger. The sound was unlike anything I’d ever heard. The concussive blast shook every molecule of my body, and more importantly, changed my whole perspective.
  • Search in George Zimmerman case turns up weapons, ammunition

    11/25/2013 8:03:11 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-25-2013 | John Couwels
    (CNN) -- A recent search of the home of George Zimmerman's girlfriend uncovered five weapons, including an AR-15, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition, court documents filed Monday show. Zimmerman, acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin this year, was arrested last week at the home, which he shares with his girlfriend, on suspicion of his having pointed a shotgun at her. He was released on bail and has entered a plea of not guilty. A search of the home turned up three handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle and 106 rounds of ammunition, including two AR-15 magazines, according...
  • Michigan Man With CCW Permit Uses Gun To Shoot Taser Attacker…

    11/21/2013 11:54:18 AM PST · by virgil283 · 27 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 21November 2013 | ZIP
    ".....This 'teen' runs up and jabs a stun gun to the man's side but it does not shock him. The man thinking its a gun or knife pulls and fires his CCw .40 hitting the teen twice. The teen from jail says he's learned a lesson because it could have been much worse...(Video only)
  • The Original 'Assault Rifle'...

    11/16/2013 11:37:27 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 62 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Kirby
  • (VIDEO) McCain Slammed At Town Hall: "Why Is My Money Funding Al Qaeda In Syria?"

    10/27/2013 9:52:44 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-24-2013 | 68Truthseeker
    (VIDEO) Senator McCain gets hit hard at a Phoenix town hall meeting. After 5 seconds, Click to 'Skip The Ad.'
  • Illinois State Police releases official 'no weapons' sign for businesses (concealed carry ban?)

    10/13/2013 12:48:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/11/13 | Ellen Jean Hirst
    With some businesses eager to let people know guns aren’t welcome, the Illinois State Police on Friday released the official sign to indicate a concealed carry ban. Businesses can download the state-approved sign for banning concealed carry on the Illinois State Police Web site. This summer, one Chicago restuarant put up a makeshift “no weapons” sign following the passage of Illinois’ concealed carry law. Keefer’s Restaurant managing partner Glenn Keefer expressed concerns about people carrying guns in his restaurant that serves alcohol as well as food. Permits for concealed carry become available online on Jan. 5.
  • General in Charge of Nuclear Missiles Is Fired

    10/11/2013 6:02:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    ap ^ | October 11, 2013 (AP) | ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer
    The Air Force removed Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, a 35-year veteran, from his command of 20th Air Force, responsible for all 450 of the service's intercontinental ballistic missiles. Carey, who took his post in Wyoming in June 2012, will be reassigned pending the outcome of an investigation into personal misbehavior, the service said. The Air Force would not specify what Carey is alleged to have done wrong, but two officials with knowledge of the investigation indicated that it was linked to alcohol use.
  • Slide-Fire's 'Bump Stock' Rifle Uses Recoil to In-Effect Fire Full Auto

    10/10/2013 2:42:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 October 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Mimicking the 'bump fire' technique that can be utilized to fire a semi-auto rifle nonstop (from the hip), a new $6000 rifle from Slide-Fire keeps the stock (and your trigger finger) steady while the rest of the gun moves with the recoil, pulling the trigger against your stationary finger and producing the desired hail of gunfire...  The weapon utilizes loopholes in federal firearms law, whereas the stock of such a gun is simply not regulated as to it's movement/or lack of, nor how this is now being utilized to produce a full-auto effect... just the traditional mechanical elements of...
  • US to target high-level criminals in Puerto Rico

    09/26/2013 10:15:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2013 12:14 PM EDT | Danica Coto
    Federal agents will start targeting high-level drug traffickers in Puerto Rico with intelligence gathered during a three-month blitz on criminal activity in the U.S. territory, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday. The campaign is part of a federal operation that began in July 2012 with help from local authorities that focuses on the smuggling of drugs, weapons, money and migrants. The agency says agents have seized a total of 53,000 pounds (24,000 kilograms) of drugs, confiscated hundreds of firearms and arrested more than 320 suspected criminals who will be prosecuted at federal and local levels. …
  • Vanity - How to restore a Ka-Bar?

    09/21/2013 2:48:13 PM PDT · by jagusafr · 37 replies
    21sep13 | Jagusafr
    In cleaning out my deceased brother in law's things, I found a Ka-Bar with USMC stamped on it in what looks like the original sheath, WWII era. It's in pretty good shape but needs restoring. Anything I need to know as I set about the task?
  • U.S., Russia reach agreement on seizure of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal

    09/14/2013 4:31:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/13/2013 | Anne Gearan, Colum Lynch and Karen DeYoung
    GENEVA — The United States and Russia agreed Saturday on an outline for the identification and seizure of Syrian chemical weapons and said Syria must turn over an accounting of its arsenal within a week. Kerry said that the first international inspection of Syrian chemical weapons will take place by November, with destruction to begin soon after and be complete by the middle of next year. “There are timelines in here and it’s an ambitious goal,” Kerry said at a press conference with Lavrov in the hotel where negotiations took place. A written framework agreement released Saturday said it should...
  • Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control

    09/10/2013 4:24:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 81 replies
    Interfax ^ | September 10, 2013
    (Headline only) Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control - Interfax
  • Obama Says He Spoke With Putin About Chemical Weapons Control Idea, Favors Diplomatic Solution

    09/09/2013 4:22:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | 9/9/13 | Larisa Epatko
    President Obama said Monday, a day before his prime-time address to the nation justifying military action in Syria, that he would prefer a diplomatic solution over a military strike and that he doesn´t think he will be able to convince a majority of Americans that it´s the right thing -- but that he can make "a strong case." (Snip) Mr. Obama also told Ifill that, "I did have those conversations" with Russian President Vladimir Putin, when asked whether he had discussions with the Russian leader about the idea of putting Syrian chemical weapons under international control.
  • White House Wants 'Hard Look' at Syria Weapons Offer

    09/09/2013 2:19:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/9/13 | Jay Solomon
    Syria said it welcomed a Russian proposal that it hand over chemical weapons to be destroyed, without saying whether it would comply, as opponents of a military strike against Syria leapt at the chance for another delay to possible U.S. attack. The White House said it would take a "hard look" at the proposal from the Russian government to get Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to turn over his chemical-weapons stockpiles, but said it didn´t have confidence that Mr. Assad would do so. "We would welcome a decision and action for Syria to give up its weapons," said Tony Blinken, President...
  • Footage of chemical attack in Syria is fraud

    09/07/2013 1:10:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Russia Today ^ | September 06, 2013
    There is proof the footage of the alleged chemical attack in Syria was fabricated, Mother Agnes Mariam el-Salib, mother superior of St. James Monastery in Qara, Syria, told RT. She says she is about to submit her findings to the UN.Mother Agnes, a catholic nun, who has been living in Syria for 20 years and has been reporting actively on what has been going on in the war-ravaged country, says she carefully studied the video featuring allegedly victims of the chemical weapons attack in the Syrian village of Guta in August and now questions its authenticity. In her interview with...
  • Obama & Wasserman-Schultz Support Chemical Weapons Against Americans

    09/05/2013 9:24:49 PM PDT · by publius321 · 5 replies
    "We all have heard how War Hawk Obama wants to hire out our military to Al Qaeda because he just cannot allow atrocities in Syria between Muslims to go on without US intervention. The sudden change of morality for Obama and his Democrat pawns begs for examination. Obama certainly has no problem with the chemical weapons..." (continued)
  • (Almost one year ago:) Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Some Syrian Chemical Weapons

    09/03/2013 2:53:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/28/12 | Kevin Baron
    The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country. “There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that’s taken place, we don’t know.” Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing. Panetta said that the “main sites” in Syria storing chemical weapons with which the Pentagon is most concerned remain secured by the Syrian military. But there is “some intelligence” that “limited”...
  • Obama Disarms Americans While Arming the World

    09/01/2013 8:35:16 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | August 29, 2013 | Chriss W. Street
    As President Barack Obama has outwardly attempted to curtail Americans’ Constitutional Second Amendment right to bear arms, his Administration has approved huge increases in defense spending and export sales. The Administration is now seeking to eliminate stringent State Department controls on exports and foreign licensing of dozens of categories of weapons and technology from the United States Munitions List (USML) by transferring control to the pro-business Commerce Department. In spite of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warnings this change could increase terrorist access to dangerous weapons, the Administration claims this “reform” would enhance “the competitiveness of key United States manufacturing...
  • Kerry: 1,429 People Killed in Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack, Including at Least 426 Children

    08/30/2013 10:30:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    abc ^ | 8/30/13 | ap
    Headline only.
  • Verify chemical weapons use before unleashing the dogs of war

    08/30/2013 5:39:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-29-2013 | Kenneth Timmerman
    The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war. According to these officers, who served in top positions in the United States, Britain, France, Israel, and Jordan, a Syrian military communication intercepted by Israel’s famed Unit 8200 electronic intelligence outfit has been doctored so that it leads a reader to just the opposite conclusion reached by the original report. The doctored report...
  • Weapons inspectors need 4 days in Syria to conclude probe - U.N. chief

    08/28/2013 6:25:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2013
    EXCERPT "They are working very hard, under very, very dangerous circumstances," (U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon) told a news conference in The Hague where he was attending centenary celebrations for the Peace Palace. "Let them conclude their work for four days, and then we will have to analyse scientifically with experts and then I think we will have to report to the Security Council for any actions."