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  • Facing China? Don't Forget Indonesia.

    07/01/2020 7:39:29 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 9 replies
    https://tujuhbelasan.com/ ^ | July 2nd 2020 | Ozguy1945
    The Republic Of Indonesia is a profoundly religious country frequently underestimated and maligned in the West. It is a multiparty democracy with a strong commitment to freedom. This commitment is best symbolised by the way the country stops every 17th August to remember its birth in 1945 when Japanese power collapsed at the end of World War Two. My dad was there then in the field ambulance of the Australian 2nd 14th Battalion implementing Douglas MacArthur’s operation Oboe. Dad saw his friends die under Japanese fire on the beach of Balikpapan. He never forgot it and dedicated the rest of...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 6/29/2020

    06/29/2020 8:07:43 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/29/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signing executive orders with one to shut down bars, movie theaters, water parks and tube rentals for one month starting at 8 pm local tonight (11 pm Eastern US time). Ducey also prohibiting "social gatherings" of 50 or more people..... Florida authorities moving to close some beaches for the July 4th weekend out of fear of the coronavirus. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis speaking of "widespread noncompliance" with coronavirus restrictions among reopened businesses in the state..... Republican Chief Justice John Roberts again joining the Supreme Court liberals in a 5-4 ruling. This time the decision involves...
  • Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For President Trump Over Soleimani Killing Asks Interpol To Detain Him

    06/29/2020 5:15:55 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 13 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 06.29.2020 | Alex D.
    Iran has identified 36 people involved in the US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani and will seek their arrest through Interpol channels, media reports said. The list of suspects is topped by President Donald Trump. The names of the suspects in the high-profile murder of Iran’s elite Quds Force commander have been relayed to Interpol by Tehran’s chief prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr, Iranian media said on Monday. The official called the killing a “murder” and a “terrorist act.” President Donald Trump is at the top of the list, and his prosecution will be pursued even after his term is over. Alqasimehr...
  • Army's First Woman Green Beret Set to Graduate

    06/27/2020 5:25:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 73 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 27, 2020 | Cathy Burke
    Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., made the announcement in a statement, calling the woman's graduation from the Special Forces Qualification Course "an important and hard-earned milestone." "This achievement is a testament to this soldier's individual strength, courage and commitment, and also an important institutional milestone for U.S. Special Operations Command as it embraces the cultural change that will continue to make it the most successful and elite Special Operations Force in the world," Stefanik said. . . . In mid-June, the National Guard soldier finished the final requirement by making it through a culminating field exercise that drops candidates into a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/26/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/26/2020 9:30:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/26/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signing an executive order today shutting down bars in Texas and limiting restaurant capacity...... A federal judge ruling to block restrictions on religious gatherings in New York...... The White House coronavirus task force held it first briefing in weeks today..... Facebook moving to label "potentially harmful posts" following a massive boycott campaign by big business giants..... A gunfight in Mexico City this morning during an assassination attempt on the city's security chief..... "I will never forget how we Pakistanis were embarrassed when the Americans came into Abbottabad and killed Osama Bin Laden, martyred him" Those...
  • Check Out The Best 5 Handguns Currently On Planet Earth

    06/23/2020 9:49:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 149 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | June 23, 2020 | Kyle Mizokami
    All are excellent weapons for defense, and in some cases offense; they are equally at home in a homeowner’s gun safe or carried as an officer’s sidearm.Here's What You Need To Remember: Locked away behind the Iron Curtain and unable to secure contracts with the Czechoslovakian government, the CZ 75 failed to gain adherents until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Today the pistol is available in an updated form, the CZ 75BD, featuring a firing pin safety, decocking lever and underbarrel accessory rail, and available in a variety of midsized handgun calibers.The bustling global arms trade has...
  • Snipers on their Job

    06/23/2020 6:45:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/23/20 | D Breteau
    Three Former Marine Corps Scout Snipers Talk About Their Profession - A while back American Sniper movie was a big hit on the silver screen, we checked in with three former Marine Corps snipers for their thoughts on the profession, how it changed them, America's deadliest marksman Chris Kyle, and advice for aspiring snipers. Caylen Wojcik Former 1st Marine Division Scout Sniper School instructor; deployed as a chief sniper during Operation Iraqi Freedom II; over 100 combat missions; severely wounded by enemy rocket fire during Operation Phantom Fury; founded Central Cascade Precision; now with Magpul Dynamics. Jason Mann Twenty years...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 6/21/2020

    06/21/2020 9:58:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/21/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Seasonal workers mostly from Mexico and Southern California are in quarantine in a Los Angeles hotel after three of them tested positive for the coronavirus. They were hired to work at the Red Salmon Cannery in Nanek, Alaska. They are not being paid and a lawsuit on their behalf has been filed.... In the Netherlands today dozens of protesters arrested in The Hague as thousands rallied against coronavirus restrictions.... The Libyan Government of National Accordd saying that Egyptian President Sisi's command for military forces to be ready for action outside the country amounts to a "declaration of war" against it........
  • From Indonesia to Philippines: These countries were once hounded by China. Now it’s payback time. China is isolated

    06/20/2020 8:40:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    TFIPost ^ | 06/20/2020 | Akshay Narang
    In the post-World War II, Cold War era, prosperity and stability in Asia was fuelled by the American vision of a rules-based global order and heavy investments in the region. Economies that were the first to take off like Japan, South Korea. were predominantly American allies. But things changed after an isolated China started reforming up and opening its economy in the late 70s. In the course of time, China grew into a 14 trillion dollar economy and became an Asian giant exerting tremendous influence in the region. In the past decade, China has been misusing its position to carve...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Edition DC 19 Freedom In Idaho?...John Roberts Runs The Country?

    06/20/2020 8:00:51 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/20/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Before the music lets talk about plans for next week in Idaho with legislators seeking to end martial law and the emergency rule of Republican Governor Brad Little. They intend to attempt a meeting on Tuesday morning at 9 am in Boise at the State Capitol...... And Dame Vera Lynn passed away this week at the age of 103. She is remembered for her wartime singing but of course that song "We'll Meet Again" was the closing of "Dr. Strangelove's" working the government officials to dictate our lives.... I guess this is a good lead into John Bolton and his...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/19/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/19/2020 8:49:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/19/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The federal government (Trump Administration) will not appeal a judge's ruling that revoked a grazing permit for Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond..... The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, resigning. Berman to be replaced by Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The US Attorney for New Jersey, Craig Carpentio, to take over as Acting US Attorney for Southern New York July 3rd..... Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said today that one of hte police officers involved in the March 13th killing of Breonna Taylor will be fired.... The Air Force Inspector General...
  • SNIPERS – The Long Road to Recognition

    06/19/2020 6:15:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/19/20 | F Jardim
    In 1944, the War Department Basic Field Manual FM 21-75, Infantry Scouting, Patrolling and Sniping defined the sniper as “… an expert rifleman, well qualified in scouting, whose duty is to pick off key enemy personnel who expose themselves. By eliminating enemy leaders and harassing the troops, sniping softens the enemy's resistance and weakens his morale.” That definition remains consistent through the broader history of sniping, before and since, whether the weapon was a crossbow or a high-powered, telescopically sighted rifle. The sniper is an incredibly efficient fighter, compared to the typical infantryman. Consider that in World War II, American...
  • Rumors Of Wars: China, India, North Korea, South Korea, Israel And Turkey All Move Toward War

    06/17/2020 2:24:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TIMIN ^ | 06/17/2020 | Michael Snyder
    As if we didn’t have enough already going on in 2020, now we are facing the possibility that several regional wars may erupt. China and India had both been pouring troops into a disputed border region, and now there has been an incident where they were actually killing each other. On the Korean peninsula, North Korea just blew up “a joint liaison office” that it had used for talks with the South Korean government. And in the Middle East, Turkey is warning of grave consequences if Israel goes ahead with a plan to annex portions of Judea and Samaria. If...
  • NYPD Finds No Wrongdoing After Three Police Detectives Were Allegedly Poisoned With Bleach At A Shake Shack In Manhattan

    06/16/2020 4:59:32 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 26 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 06.16.2020 | Natalie D.
    Since George Floyd’s death three weeks ago, the role of America’s criminal justice system has been catapulted to the forefront of national conversation with thousands calling for sweeping changes within the country’s policing system. Protesters have called on their community leaders to hold officers accountable and defund police departments — in hopes, those funds could be redirected toward other programs. And many local leaders have responded, signing orders changing how departments operate, promising further reform and acting quickly on incidents of police brutality that have surfaced in recent weeks. But as anger bubbles in parts of the country, some US...
  • Trump reveals new details about the mysterious 'super duper missile' in West Point graduation speech

    06/13/2020 10:20:45 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 13, 2020 | Ryan Pickrell
    President Donald Trump revealed new details about a mystery missile during an address at West Point Saturday, appearing to offer new insight into a high-speed weapon he previously called the "super duper missile." In mid-May, Trump boasted about US military strength from the Oval Office, and in the process, he announced that the US is building a new missile faster than anything currently available. "We're building incredible military equipment at a level that nobody has ever seen before. We have no choice with the adversaries we have out there," the president said. "We have — I call it, the 'super...
  • Video: Anti-Antifa Movement - Armed Patriots Guard Entrances To Seattle-Area Neighborhood, Bikers For Trump Are Coming Too

    06/13/2020 9:23:51 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 19 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 06.13.2020 | Alex Hall
    What started as peaceful protests two weeks ago in Seattle, Washington quickly turned into a compilation of looting and rioting in the Emerald City and surrounding suburbs. Gov. Jay Inslee activated the National Guard but the Pentagon has told National Guardsmen deployed to the nation’s capital not to use firearms or ammunition, and has issued orders to send home active-duty troops that the Trump administration amassed outside the city in recent days, a sign of de-escalation in the federal response to protests in the city. Some residents in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue weren’t waiting for authorities to protect them....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/12/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/12/2020 9:54:41 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    An update on People's Rights in the midst of coronavirus controls in the state of Washington.... She's resigned as the state's health director but will remain on as a health advisor to Ohio's Republican governor..... Tonight word from President Trump via Twitter that a campaign rally planned in Tulsa has been rescheduled from next Friday to Saturday....... Louisville City Council votng unanamously to ban no-knock search warrants....... French police in a protest convoy honking their horns on the Champs-Elysees in Paris today.... "Unless we get moral leadership quickly our cities won't be worth living in" Those comments from British Brexit...
  • VANITY--Best places to buy shotgun shells online

    06/11/2020 8:22:35 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 12 replies
    My husband would like to buy shotgun shells online for his inherited father's shotgun. Bird shot and the like. Does anyone have any recommendations? We live in the People's Republic of NYS
  • When Does the Fan Really Get Hit? (Vanity)

    06/11/2020 6:12:09 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 69 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 6/11/20 | self
    Now that Seattle has caved to insanity it sets me to thinking this morning.How much insanity, mayhem, and law-breaking will occur when Derek Chauvin goes on trial? How quickly do they dare to present that trial? Might that trial take place BEFORE the November Presidential election?What king of chaos do people here predict may happen during the Chauvin/Floyd murder trial?
  • Video: Cops Stand Down And Allow Armed Looters to Ransack Store – One Officer Runs Away

    06/09/2020 7:48:31 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 24 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 06.09.2020 | Alex Hall
    The working- and middle-class people of New York have had to remain in place to face the COVID virus. They have no second homes to retreat to. Now they are faced with the virus of organized criminal gangs and looters. Some actually defended the looting, rationalizing it as payback for the injustices blacks have had to endure and forgetting the peaceful message of Martin Luther King Jr. Looting will never foster social justice or redress past grievances. Looting only serves to selfishly benefit the looter and promote reactionary politics. Outsiders and seasoned thieves are using the protests over the death...