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  • (Supreme) Court could reimpose Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

    03/22/2021 9:04:08 AM PDT · by ScubaDiver · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 03/22/2021 | Sfaff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presenting President Joe Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment.
  • The Big Ugly Fat Fella flies into the future: Seventy years after the first B-52, the world's most brutal bomber is being refitted to clock up a century in service

    01/26/2021 11:23:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 26 2021 | TOM LEONARD
    Flying in formation and dropping their mighty payloads together, the bombs from a B-52 attack fall so thickly that they look from a distance like a rain shower. With some 70,000 pounds of ordnance — up to 108 bombs in each plane — tumbling out of each B-52’s huge belly and from under its 185 ft wings, a carpet-bombing run by a Boeing Stratofortress leaves little in its wake. It pulverised cities in Vietnam in the 1960s, obliterated Iraq’s defences before Operation Desert Storm three decades later and scared the wits out of generations of Soviet leaders.
  • A little odd’: New details surface about Nashville RV bomber

    12/28/2020 6:24:09 AM PST · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 187 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/27/2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, had increasingly closed himself off prior to the bombing, neighbors told The Tennessean. Just weeks ago, Warner built a gate in the fence, pulled his RV into the driveway, and shut the gate, neighbors told the newspaper. It was the same vehicle authorities said Warner packed with explosives and detonated in the city on Friday, killing himself and injuring three.
  • Dive Bombers at Midway – How the Dauntless SBD Turned the Tide in the Pacific War’s Most Important Battle

    12/11/2020 11:04:43 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 78 replies
    Military History Now ^ | 3/8/2020 | Walter Topp
    THEY WERE THE Navy’s last chance. It was 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 1942. Forty-seven U. S. Navy dive bombers had found what they were looking for. Far below, four Japanese aircraft carriers were launching the first planes of a massive strike that could decide the Battle of Midway. So far, two days of American air and submarine attacks had failed to damage a single ship of the peerless Japanese Aircraft Carrier Striking Force. The priceless intelligence advantage the U.S. had gained through years of backbreaking effort by Navy codebreakers was about to be squandered. The heroic sacrifice...
  • This Unidentified Plane Flew Over California. The Air Force Won't Admit It Exists. ... It looks a lot like a stealthy bomber, but that's not what it is.

    11/06/2020 8:36:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    https://www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Nov 4, 2020 | By Kyle Mizokami
    ========================================================================== A photograph appears to show a plane flying over Edwards Air Force base that's unlike any aircraft publicly acknowledged by the U.S. Air Force. The aircraft appears similar to the RQ-180, a high-altitude spy drone. The RQ-180’s existence has never been confirmed by the U.S. Air Force. ======================================================================== The image (above) depicts a flying wing-shaped aircraft leaving a contrail in its wake. An observer reportedly took the photo while the aircraft was over the Military Operating Area at Edwards Air Force Base in California. According to Aviation Week & Space Technology, the aircraft “was flying in a racetrack pattern...
  • Feds to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    08/20/2020 4:32:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    ap ^ | 8/20/2020 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will seek to reinstate a death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man who was convicted of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Justice Department would appeal the court’s ruling last month that tossed Tsarnaev’s death sentence and ordered a trial to determine whether he should be executed for the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Barr said the Justice Department would take the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court. “We will do...
  • Boston Marathon bomber ruling is ‘ridiculous’, says survivor who lost leg in attack

    08/02/2020 8:45:57 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    immitate ^ | July 31, 2020 | Tamar Lapin
    A man who lost his leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing ripped the decision of an appellate court Friday to toss the the death sentence and overturn three of the convictions of terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. “It’s ridiculous,” Marc Fucarile said when asked about the ruling on the local Boston WEEI radio show “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria.” Fucarile — who lost his right leg during the second of two finish-line explosions that killed three and left more than 260 wounded in April 2013 — said the case should be clear cut. “The guy did this. Put him to rest,” Fucarile...
  • Man planted homemade explosives in busy Pittsburgh plaza amid George Floyd protests: feds

    06/08/2020 1:11:13 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | NELSON OLIVEIRA
    A Pennsylvania man faces federal charges after authorities said he left a backpack full of explosive devices last week in downtown Pittsburgh, one of many U.S. cities where massive protests have taken place in recent days. Matthew Michanowicz, 52, was caught on surveillance camera planting the camouflage backpack under some trees at the busy PNC Plaza last Sunday, prosecutors said in a news release on Saturday.
  • Border Patrol Circulates Intel Alert Titled ‘Suspected Suicide Bomber En Route To The U.S.

    01/09/2020 8:32:01 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-9-2020 | Ildefonso Ortiz, Jaeson Jones and Brandon Darby
    Authorities along the U.S. border are on alert after receiving a law enforcement intelligence warning about a possible suicide bomber heading north toward the U.S.-Mexico Border. Breitbart obtained an exclusive copy of the leaked official document from a source operating under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The official report was circulated to law enforcement partners along the U.S. border, the intelligence originated from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the report was circulated by Border Patrol Intelligence. Breitbart confirmed the authenticity of the document with multiple law enforcement sources; however, the details contained within the report have...
  • Veteran’s Day Remembrance: The Ball Turret Gunner

    11/11/2019 5:37:23 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 31 replies
    self | November 11, 2019 | self
    The near certainty the United States would be drawn into WW II prompted creation of an autonomous Army Air Force. Until the war in Europe began, standard doctrine gave an air corps had no mission beyond supporting the ground forces. Now air power advocates received the authority to prove the theory that bombers could win wars. The B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress carried 10-13 .50cal machine guns for defense and the Norden bombsight for precision daylight attack. Under combat conditions peacetime accuracy was never realized and bombers suffered horrendous losses until the P-51 Mustang could escort them all the...
  • Would-be NYC subway bomber Najibullah Zazi to be released on time served

    05/03/2019 8:18:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/02/19 | Emily Saul, Laura Italiano
    A Queens man caught preparing for a 9/11 anniversary suicide bomb attack on the subways under Grand Central will soon walk out of prison thanks to a sentence that amounts to his time already served, a judge ruled Thursday. Najibullah Zazi, 33, had faced up to life in prison after his 2009 arrest, but spent nearly the next 10 years cooperating against al Qaeda. Thursday’s 10-year sentence - which, given his good behavior behind bars, means he will be sprung any day now - came at the urging of prosecutors, who cited his extensive cooperation in arguing that he deserved...
  • Sanders Thinks The Boston Marathon Bomber Should Be Able To Vote From Prison

    04/23/2019 12:16:55 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 23, 2019 | Madeline Osburn
    In his CNN town hall on Monday night, Senator Bernie Sanders (I–VT) said convicted criminals, including those who committed acts of sexual assault or terrorism like the Boston Marathon bomber, should have the right to vote. Ignoring the fact that these individuals have violated public trust and, in some cases, taken away their fellow neighbor’s right to vote by murdering them, Sanders argued criminals’ right to vote is inherent to democracy. “I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy,” he said. “Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away, you’re running down a slippery...
  • US Air Force grounds B-1 bomber fleet over safety concerns

    03/29/2019 6:19:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 03/29/2019
    The US Air Force ordered immediate inspections of its entire fleet of B-1 bombers Thursday over safety concerns related to its "drogue chute system" which is used to right the aircraft's ejection seat prior to the seat's main parachute deploying. While none of the planes are being allowed to fly, the order is technically not an official grounding of the fleet, as each individual aircraft will be allowed to immediately return to flying operations upon inspection. "The safety stand-down will afford maintenance and Aircrew Flight Equipment technicians the necessary time to thoroughly inspect each aircraft," the Air Force's Global Strike...
  • Spokesman: Texas Rep. O'Rourke got threats from bomb suspect

    10/31/2018 3:51:48 PM PDT · by bgill · 30 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 31, 2018 | AP
    <p>A spokesman for Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke says the Democratic congressman received threats earlier this year from the suspected pipe bomber in Florida. O'Rourke spokesman Chris Evans says Cesar Sayoc used Facebook to send threatening messages in April. Evans says O'Rourke, who's in a heated race against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, didn't receive suspicious packages in the mail. The FBI says Sayoc mailed 15 improvised explosive devices to prominent Democrats, Trump critics and media outlets before he was arrested last week. Evans says the Facebook messages were reported to U.S. Capitol police at the time. He says FBI agents and dogs have also been at their campaign office in El Paso.</p>
  • Fact Check: Was the Pipe Bomber Photographed with a Major Democrat Donor? (Fredocon alert)

    10/31/2018 3:57:05 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 27 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 29, 2018 at 1:57 PM | HOLMES LYBRAND @HOLMESLYBRAND
    An image posted on Facebook, Reddit, 4Chan, and Twitter (a.k.a., the usual suspects) this weekend claimed to be of the “PIPE BOMBER SUSPECT pictured last year” during “a banquet and [had] a photo OP with a Democrat Donor/Supporter.”
  • 'MAGA Bomber' Worked at West Palm Nightclub Where Stormy Daniels Stripped in Anti-Trump Tour

    10/30/2018 12:08:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/30/2018 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    Cesar Sayoc, the alleged attempted bomber behind the suspicious packages sent to former president Barack Obama, former first lady Hillary Clinton, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and others, worked at a strip club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on the day before he was arrested. Stormy Daniels, the porn star who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump, stripped at the same club in April — in her "Make America Horny Again" anti-Trump tour. Ultra Gentlemen's Club manager Stacey Saccal confirmed to WPTV that Sayoc worked there as recently as Thursday afternoon. He had worked there for two months as a...
  • Harmless Mail Bomb Scare Suspect Arrested

    10/29/2018 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 74 replies
    Stephan Lendman ^ | October 27, 2018 | Stephen Lendman
    Is the targeted individual a legitimate suspect or a convenient patsy? Most likely the latter, but it remains an open question. How could an ordinary person access mailing addresses of prominent Trump critics sent harmless mail bombs? Beginning on October 22, harmless mail bombs began to be delivered to prominent undemocratic Dem Trump critics. None exploded. No one was hurt, the mailings intended to sow fear, create alarm, and make headlines. They likely intended to influence the outcome of the November midterm elections, undemocratic Dem dark forces likely behind them, hoping to regain control of the House and/or Senate .Is...
  • REICHSTAG BURNING 2.0

    10/29/2018 9:12:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/18 | Mark Andrew Dwyer
    A desperate attempt to save the vanishing "Blue Wave" The Democrat party was supposed to win coming elections on November 6, 2018. The overwhelming majority of the “mainstream” media campaigned for it. Virtually all Hollywood celebrities were for it. Curricula in schools, colleges, and universities were crafted to make the pupils and students believe that such a win was inevitable and good.
  • See how overt and extreme the NY Times bias has become

    10/28/2018 10:10:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-27-18 | DrJohn
    Worthy of its own post This is yesterday morning's NY Times paper. Right there, at the top of fold is this title: "A FERVENT TRUMP BACKER IS SEIZED IN PIPE BOMB SPREE"But hey, remember when Steve Scalise was shot by a "fervent" Bernie Sanders supporter? Did we see the headline "A FERVENT BACKER OF BERNIE SANDERS SHOOTS GOP REP. STEVE SCALISE, GRAVELY WOUNDING HIM"? Nope. This was the headline instead Congressman Steve Scalise Gravely Wounded in Alexandria Baseball Field Ambush Check out this sentence from the above article: (Excerpt) Read more at Floppingaces.net...
  • The MSM Will Tell You Who Is Leader of the Pack

    10/27/2018 6:19:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-27-18 | MOTUS
    I would just like to point out that the crazy inane Native American bomber will not be identified as a lone wolf but rather as a member of the much larger and dangerous Trump pack.Because Lone Wolves™ appear only when the MSM say they’re Lone Wolves, and they’re nearly always Muslim, not Native American. And Crazy Horse dude from Hollywood FL with a wrap sheet as long as both your arms is not, repeat, not a Lone Wolf. Because, TRUMP BAD! And he’s got his own pack.That is all, the MSM has made their determination. Please feel free to return...