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  • We just got the clearest sign yet that Russia doesn't really care about fighting ISIS in Syria

    09/12/2015 2:46:19 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12 Sep 15 | Natasha Bertrand
    Moscow will reportedly provide Russian troops in Syria with an advanced antiaircraft missile system as part of its military support for Syrian president Bashar Assad. "This system is the advanced version used by Russia, and it's meant to be operated by Russians in Syria," a Western diplomat who is regularly briefed on US, Israeli, and other intelligence assessments told Reuters. And as The Daily Beast's Michael Weiss points out, any antiaircraft missiles deployed by Russian troops in Syria won't be directed at ISIS, since ISIS has no air force. In fact, none of the rebels do ó only government forces...
  • German spies warn ISIS has anti-aircraft weapons

    10/28/2014 11:25:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 27 Oct 2014 08:35 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Germanyís intelligence service believes Islamic State jihadist fighters in northern Iraq possess anti-aircraft weapons that could take down passenger jets, according to a newspaper report Sunday. [Ö] In the briefing, the BND reportedly warned that Islamic State (ISIS) fighters possess portable rocket launchers captured from Syrian army stocks. Some dated from the 1970s, while others were modern and advanced. Ö
  • Hamas fire anti-aircraft missile at IAF jets; miss target

    07/08/2014 3:00:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/8/14 | Elior Levy
    Fighting Get Breaking News Alerts to Your Desktop Red email - send us news tips Hamas fire anti-aircraft missile at IAF jets; miss target Arab media reports Egypt attempting to broker ceasefire, sends warning from Israel to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Elior Levy Published: 07.08.14, 12:06 / Israel News Hamas' military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, has fired an anti-aircraft missile at an IAF fighter jet flying above the Gaza Strip. The missile failed to hit its target. Meanwhile, reports indicate Egypt is working to broker a ceasefire agreement. The reports came as rockets rained down on Israel, with...
  • Russia canceled S-300 deal with Assad, report says

    05/26/2013 10:17:03 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | May 26, 2013 | Ron Friedman
    Despite official statements to the contrary, Russia will not transfer a shipment of advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, an unnamed senior Russian official has told Londonís Sunday Times. According to Sundayís report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin of the risk such a deal posed to regional stability and Israeli civilians, during a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi earlier this month, leading to the cancelation of the planned sale of six S-300 batteries to Bashar Assadís regime. In their meeting, Netanyahu reportedly warned Putin that Moscowís sale of the sophisticated missile defense...
  • Syrian Jihadis with Antiaircraft Gun, Feet Away from IDF

    03/06/2013 10:13:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 3/6/13 | Gil Ronen
    Syrian jihadist rebels from the Al Furkan Regiments have posted an Internet video that shows them just a few dozen feet away from an IDF patrol, on the Israel-Syria border. According to Yoni Alper of Terror Watch, the video was shot next to a UN position and a man seen may be a UN soldier. The location of the video is Kakhtania, which is a part of Kuneitra, on the Golan Heights. The jihadists were travelling in a truck with an anti-aircraft gun mounted on it. The jihadis appear to be boasting and praising Allah for having reached the location.
  • Syrian rebels now have anti-aircraft missiles, NBC reports

    07/31/2012 8:48:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/31/12 | Staff
    Syrian rebels have acquired shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, NBC News reported late Tuesday night. According to the report, Free Syrian Army rebels claim they now have nearly two dozen surface-to-air missiles smuggled from Turkey. The exact type of missile was not mentioned in the report. Such a weapon, however, would offer a significant defense against helicopter gunships that Syrian government forces have deployed against rebel strongholds such as Aleppo, where intense fighting has raged for nearly two weeks.
  • Syria training Hezbollah to use antiaircraft guns

    03/19/2012 9:14:14 PM PDT · by U-238 · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/20/2012 | Gili Cohen
    Syria has been arming and training Hezbollah fighters in the use of advanced antiaircraft weapons in recent months, Israel Defense Forces sources have told Haaretz. A senior officer in the Northern Command says hundreds of fighters were taught to use surface-to-air missiles in Syria and Iran. IDF officers are worried by two developments involving Syria and Hezbollah that could change the balance of power in the region. The first is the transfer of huge quantities of surface-to-air missiles; the second, the transfer of chemical and biological weapons. IDF officers believe that Hezbollah use of advanced antiaircraft missiles could jeopardize Israeli...
  • S-500 Is Dying From Brain Drain

    02/26/2012 8:15:50 PM PST · by U-238 · 6 replies
    Strategy page ^ | 2/25/2012 | Strategy Page
    It was recently announced that the new Russian anti-aircraft/anti-missile system, the S-500, will be further delayed. Apparently the S-500 won't enter service until the end of the decade. Last year it was admitted that the S-500 was a full two years behind schedule, with prototype testing not taking place until 2015 and deliveries in 2017. It was explained that much of the delay was due to the fact that this system uses a lot of new technology. There also seems to be a problem deciding exactly what the S-500 should do. Senior government officials are apparently demanding that the S-500...
  • Gaza Terrorists May Be Planning to Down Airliners

    11/12/2011 3:07:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Israel is speeding up on-board missile defense systems for commercial planes in light of fears that Gaza terrorists have obtained anti-aircraft missiles during the recent war in Libya, defense officials told the Associated Press. It is only a matter of months before the laser-based ĒC-MusicĒ system will be installed on approximately 100 Israeli passenger planes, officials added. Video .....
  • Hamas boosting anti-aircraft arsenal with looted Libyan missiles

    10/26/2011 8:42:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10/26/11 | Amos Harel & Avi Issacharoff
    A rocket fired by Palestinians from Gaza last night landed between Ashdod and Gedera, in the first such attack after a two-month period of quiet. Sirens sounded in Ashdod and nearby communities and residents were told to enter protected rooms and shelters. There were no injuries. Since the terrorist attack on the Egyptian border near Eilat that killed eight on August 18, the Gaza border has been relatively calm with only a few rocket launches, most directed at small communities near the Gaza Strip. Last night's rocket, fired around 11:10 p.m., landed in a field. It seems to have been...
  • Danger For Strategic Airlift in Central Asia

    02/08/2011 6:46:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 2/8/2010 | David A. Fulghum
    The chief of U.S. transportation command says he is worried daily that advanced, shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles will show up on the battlefield in Afghanistan or along the routes to fly there that could threaten strategic airlift. In particular, classified State Dept. cables have voiced concerns about Chinese weapons and trainers having connections with the Taliban. ďToday [that threat] could change,Ē says Air Force Gen. Duncan McNabb. ďI want us to stay ahead of it, with all of our international partners, [by being aware] these things might happen. We donít talk a lot about it, we readjust. Even though itís not...
  • Do you know there are AA gun site on top of buildings downtown Seoul?

    as you know, the Korean war is not ended untill now, technically speaking. so there are things that people think not fair or odd in peace time. AA gun site on top of buildings downtown Seoul is one of them. for more details, visit the source URL(my blog). please note that my writings in English is not smooth.
  • Report: Egypt seizes anti-aircraft missiles destined for Gaza

    12/28/2010 9:51:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    haaretz ^ | haaretz service
    Egyptian security forces uncovered a munitions stockpile, including anti-aircraft missiles, destined for Gaza, the Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the weapons stockpile was found in an abandoned warehouse in the middle of the desert in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Violence along the Israel-Gaza border has increased as of late, with Israel targeting smuggling tunnels in response to increased rocket fire from militants in the strip. Israel fired missiles at three suspected smuggling tunnels on the border between Gaza and Egypt on Friday.
  • Netanyahu: Terrorists in Gaza have anti-aircraft missiles

    10/18/2010 9:21:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | 10/18/10 | staff
    Speaking at a Likud meeting, PM expresses concern over weapons in the Strip "that can take down an aircraft en route to Ben Gurion airport"; calls settlement building an "artificial obstacle." Speaking at a Likud meeting Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed concern that aircraft flying near the Gaza Strip may be exposed to anti-aircraft systems. "Today we are experiencing difficulty flying near the Gaza Strip since they have in their possession anti-aircraft missiles," explained Netanyahu. "Imagine that there are no security arrangements, and there will be missiles that can take down an aircraft that is en route to...
  • Anti-aircraft laser unveiled at Farnborough Airshow

    07/19/2010 4:41:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 2+ views
    bbc ^ | 7/19/10 | Daniel Emery
    US firm Raytheon has unveiled its anti-aircraft laser at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire. The Laser Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) can either be used on its own or alongside a gunnery system. In May, the laser was used to shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in a series of tests. Raytheon said the solid state fibre laser produces a 50 kilowatt beam and can be used against UAV, mortar, rockets and small surface ships. The idea of using lasers as weapons has been around almost as long as the laser itself, invented in 1960.
  • Next-Gen Anti-Aircraft Missile Jammer

    06/27/2010 1:41:32 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 6/17/2010 | By Joe Pappalardo
    There's a laser-guided antiaircraft missile jammer sitting on the table of the conference room in the office of Popular Mechanics. It comes in a medium-size box, weighing in at about 30 pounds, topped with a clear hemisphere housing a prominent mirror mounted on a 360-degree gimbal. Peering inside the dome, a viewer can see a network of other mirrors that bounce light from a laser housed below, directing the beam to the main lens affixed to the gimbal. This prototype is the only one in the world, and this is the first time its inventors, BAE Systems, have brought it...
  • [N. Korea]Pyongyang area: anti-aircraft sites (about 500 of them marked on the google map)

    06/10/2010 1:39:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 104+ views
    Pyongyang area: anti-aircraft sites
  • Something Odd Is Happening Outside Moscow

    05/16/2010 11:54:05 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 28 replies · 1,491+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 5/14/2010 | The Strategy Page
    Three years after the first foreign customer (Syria) received the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft systems, the Russian Air Force is getting some. The Russian Air Force recently received the S1E version, with an improved radar (36 kilometer range) and missile (more reliable). Curiously, the air force is using their first ten Pantsir-S1s to guard S-300 anti-aircraft missile bases located around Moscow. There was no explanation from the Russians as to why they felt a mobile, low level anti-aircraft system was needed to guard a larger, high altitude one. Perhaps additional protection against cruise missiles. The Russians aren't saying. These ten vehicles were...
  • Russia Upgrades Air Defenses

    05/11/2010 4:50:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies · 489+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 5/11/2010 | Maxim Pyadushkin
    The Russian air force took delivery of the first Pantsyr-S short-range air-defense systems in March. The Pantsyrs will gradually replace the old Tunguska antiaircraft weapons. The first 10 systems were released from KBP Instrument Design Bureauís assembly site in Tula and transported to Alabino, near Moscow, and will be part of the Victory Day parade in Red Square on May 9. Whatís unusual is that the first Pantsyr systems are being deployed to protect high-end surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) against aircraft, missiles and bombs. The Pantsyr battery will be deployed to the 606th air-defense regiment in Elektrostal, near Moscow, says Lt....
  • Low Cost, Slightly Legal, Missile Protection

    04/04/2010 9:13:18 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 394+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 4/3/2010 | Strategy Page
    : China recently received the last of 15 battalions of S-300MPU anti-aircraft missile systems bought from Russia. Increasingly, however, China is using its own, locally designed and built, HQ-9 systems. These are also being pushed aggressively to export customers as well. Unlike the S-300, China can upgrade the HQ-9 and sell it to anyone. Thus, earlier this year, an HQ-9 anti-aircraft system successfully shot down a ballistic missile. This capability is important to many potential export customers. China offers HQ-9 for export as the FD-2000. The HQ-9 is roughly equivalent to the U.S. Patriot. While about 30 percent of Chinese...
  • Egypt finds massive arms cache in Sinai

    04/01/2010 10:50:04 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 395+ views
    Harretz ^ | 4/2/2010 | Jack Khoury
    Egyptian security forces uncovered a massive arms cache in central Sinai Peninsula before dawn yesterday, the Egyptian daily Al-Yum a-Saba reported. No details were given about whether the arms were intended for smuggling into the Gaza Strip or where they were from. However, the Egyptian forces suspect the smugglers to be Sinai Bedouin who found and collected weapons following battles and hoped to sneak them into the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian news agency Maan cited Egyptian security sources saying officers discovered a large arms warehouse containing some 100 anti-aircraft missiles, 45 missile launchers, 40 bombs, an RPG missile and other...
  • No reason to stall Iran missiles deal, Moscow says

    02/15/2010 6:12:57 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 328+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/15/2010 | Reuters
    Russia sees no reason to stall on the sale of its S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Iran, the Kremlin's powerful Security Council said Sunday, hours before the premier of Iran's adversary Israel was due to visit Moscow. Barack Obama | Russia The possible sale of Russian air defense hardware to the Islamic Republic is a major irritant for both Israel and close ally the United States. Both have pressed Moscow not to go ahead with a deal that may help protect Iran's nuclear facilities from potential air strikes. "There is a signed contract (to supply S-300 missiles) which we must implement,...
  • Despite Netanyahu pressure, Russia defends Iran missile deal

    02/14/2010 8:13:18 PM PST · by myknowledge · 32 replies · 1,528+ views
    Haaretz ^ | February 15, 2010 | Barak Ravid
    On the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Moscow, senior Russian security officials were speaking out on defense-related issues that have provoked tensions between the two countries. An hour before Netanyahu's plane took off on Sunday, Russian officials said that Moscow sees no reason to delay the sale of the S-300, a powerful air-defense system, to Iran. In addition, on Friday, Russian intelligence officials leaked comments expressing their displeasure with plans by an Israeli firm to close a major arms deal with Georgia. "There is a signed contract [for the S-300 missiles] which we must follow through on,...
  • More Targets For USAF

    02/10/2010 8:46:40 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 681+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 1/10/2010 | Bill Sweetman
    Once a long time ago I was upgraded on a flight to Orlando and found myself next to a gray-haired German who had been visiting his family in Minnesota. Over drinks I learned that he had emigrated to the US after the 1939-45 war, and that during the war he had shot down a de Havilland Mosquito and a Messerschmitt Me262. He'd achieved this unusual, quite possibly unique distinction as the commander of a gun crew using the 88mm L71, the highest-performing version of the classic 88. The Luftwaffe had designated free-fire zones in which anything would be fired on,...
  • India's Akash missile gets another order

    11/15/2009 1:15:03 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 635+ views
    Space War ^ | 11/12/2009 | UPI for Space War
    The Indian army is set to order an unspecified number of Akash anti-aircraft missiles to replace its aging Russian SAM-6 Kvadrat air defense missile system. The missile system is for the T-72 main battle tank and has a Hyderabad-developed Rajendra phased-array radar capable of tracking up to 64 aircraft simultaneously over a radius of just under 40 miles. It can shoot down aircraft within 15 miles, according to Indian media reports. The Akash is part of India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. Its main target will be use against attacks from unmanned combat aerial vehicles including Cruise missiles and aircraft....
  • Mexican detained with anti-aircraft machine gun

    04/14/2009 4:30:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,859+ views
    AP on ^ | 4/14/09 | E. Eduardo Castillo - ap
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities arrested a woman guarding an arsenal that included the first anti-aircraft machine gun seized in Mexico, police said Tuesday, as the army announced the capture of an alleged top drug cartel lieutenant. The arsenal belonged to a group linked to the powerful Beltran-Leyva drug cartel, federal police coordinator Gen. Rodolfo Cruz said. It also included ammunition, five rifles, a grenade and part of a grenade launcher. ... Cruz said the confiscated .50-caliber, anti-aircraft machine gun can fire 800 rounds per minute and is capable of penetrating armor from more than 5,000 feet (1,500...
  • Advanced S-300 on way to Iran

    07/24/2008 6:10:14 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 292+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 24, 2008
    Advanced S-300 on way to Iran July 24, 2008 The Jerusalem Post Yaakov Katz Iran is likely to begin receiving advanced S-300 anti-aircraft systems by the end of the year, defense officials said Wednesday. The S-300 is one of the best multi-target anti-aircraft-missile systems in the world today and has a reported ability to track up to 100 targets simultaneously while engaging up to 12 at the same time. Iran has already procured several S-300 systems to protect its nuclear facilities although reports have differed as to whether the systems have already been supplied by Russia. The systems will likely...
  • S-400 missile defense systems to start defending Moscow July 1

    05/25/2007 11:16:50 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 17 replies · 836+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | May 25th, 2007
    S-400 missile defense systems will be put on combat duty around Moscow July 1, the commander of the Russian Air Force said Monday. The S-400 Triumf (NATO codename SA-21 Growler) is a new air defense missile system developed by the Almaz Central Design Bureau as an upgrade of the S-300 family. "On July 1, one battalion of S-400 missile defense systems will be put on combat duty to defend the airspace of Moscow and Central Russia," Colonel-General Alexander Zelin said. Zelin said the battalion is at an Air Force range, and after range practice, the battalion, based in the...
  • Venezuela to buy anti-aircraft missiles

    01/30/2007 6:38:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 467+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/07 | Christopher Toothaker - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela plans to obtain air defense missiles to guard strategic sites such as oil refineries and major bridges against any air strike, a top military adviser to President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday. Gen. Alberto Muller said Venezuela is looking to buy surface-to-air missile systems from Russia or another country to defend "strategic points in the country." "They are for air defense," Muller told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "They are not for attacking anybody." Chavez, a close ally of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, has repeatedly warned against a possible U.S. invasion, and his government is...
  • Russia anti-aircraft weapons sales to Syria, Iran on schedule

    01/02/2007 7:08:18 PM PST · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 944+ views
    AFP ^ | Jan 2, 2006
    Russia anti-aircraft weapons sales to Syria, Iran on schedule Tue Jan 2, 2006 MOSCOW (AFP) - Controversial Russian contracts to sell anti-aircraft weapons to Syria and Iran are being fulfilled on schedule Russian officials said. At least half of the 29 Tor-M1 missile systems bought by Iran for 1.4 billion dollars (1.06 billion euros) had been delivered, state-run ITAR-TASS quoted an unnamed source at the defence ministry as saying Tuesday. "We are actively carrying out deliveries of the system to Iran. At least 50 percent of the contract has been delivered," the official was quoted as saying. The air defence...
  • Fonda movie refused by theater owner

    05/17/2005 7:28:34 PM PDT · by corsair · 53 replies · 2,040+ views
    The News-Enterprise Hardin County, Kentucky ^ | May 17, 2005 | John Friedlein
    Fonda flick doesn't fly in Hardin County By JOHN FRIEDLEIN The owner of Hardin County's two movie theaters is refusing to show the nation's top-grossing movie. Like many veterans, Ike Boutwell has an issue with "Monster-in-Law" star Jane Fonda. On the ticket window at the Elizabethtown Movie Palace is a sign that tells movie goers the cinema will not show the film because of what she did in Vietnam. Below the message are pictures of Fonda clapping with a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft crew in 1972. The sign on the marquee outside Showtime Cinemas in Radcliff reads: "No Jane Fonda movie...
  • Hanoi Jane Regrets.

    03/31/2005 10:29:38 AM PST · by izzatzo · 136 replies · 2,932+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 03/31/05 | Drudge
    JANE FONDA REGRETS THE "BETRAYAL" HER PHOTO ON A NORTH VIETNAMESE ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN SYMBOLIZED - "60 MINUTES" SUNDAY   Iconic Actress Wasn't "Forced" by Husband Roger Vadim Into Three-Way Sex, But Says "I Went Along With it" in Her First Interview About Her Upcoming Autobiography               Jane Fonda has no regrets about her trip to North Vietnam in 1972 - with one big exception: her visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site used to shoot down U.S. pilots.  She says her appearance there, which earned her the epithet "Hanoi Jane," was a "betrayal" of the U.S. military, its...
  • Russian Decision to Sell Missiles to Syrians 'Wrong Deal' At 'Wrong Time'

    02/16/2005 12:18:22 PM PST · by Bald Eagle777 · 25 replies · 743+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 16, 2005 | Julie Stahl
    Russia's decision to sell anti-aircraft missiles to Syria is a "wrong deal to the wrong country at the wrong time," a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said on Wednesday. Sharon revealed on Tuesday that he had received a letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin informing him of Russia's decision to go ahead with the sale of SA-18 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to Syria. Both Israel and the U.S. had voiced their strong opposition to the sale. "We are not pleased with the sales of weapons to Syria, particularly sophisticated weapons that Russia intends to sell to Syria, weapons that...
  • Israel asks Russia to shelve arms deal

    01/13/2005 7:03:00 PM PST · by seacapn · 3 replies · 212+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 13, 2005 | HERB KEINON
    Jerusalem asked Moscow not to go through with a sale of sophisticated weapons to Syria, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Thursday, in the first public acknowledgement by Jerusalem that such a deal is being contemplated. "I passed this message on to the deputy Russian foreign minister [Alexander Saltanov], who visited the region recently. I passed on the message that Syria is a country that supports terror and transfers weapons to Hizbullah and that the whole world is working to isolate it. There is no reason why Russia should go against this trend. I hope that a satisfactory solution will be...
  • The Case For Continental Air Defense

    10/10/2004 8:14:20 PM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 4 replies · 355+ views
    Useless Knowledge (E-zine) ^ | October 10, 2004 | Claxton Graham
    During this name-calling, mud-slinging excuse for a presidential campaign, neither John Kerry nor George W. Bush has addressed an issue critical to our national security--continental air defense. When the Cold War was still a hot button with many Americans, it wasnít unusual for jet interceptors to vigilantly patrol our skies, waiting to turn away enemy aircraft. It also wasnít out of the ordinary for our major cities to be protected by batteries of anti-aircraft missiles, ready to fire at the enemy at a momentís notice. But the end of the Cold War left us particularly vulnerable to the unimaginable, being...
  • Polish defence spokesman resigns over missile row [French Missile Sales to Iraq]

    10/08/2003 5:11:16 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 19 replies · 732+ views
    MSNBC (Reuters) ^ | 10/7/03 | Staff
    Polish defence spokesman resigns over missile row WARSAW, Oct. 7 ó Poland's defence ministry spokesman resigned on Tuesday after triggering a diplomatic row by saying French-made missiles found in Iraq were manufactured in 2003. ''Colonel Eugeniusz Mleczak asked Defence Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski to relieve him of his post as press spokesman. That request was accepted,'' said the ministry in a short statement. On Friday Mleczak said the missiles were manufactured in 2003, but this was denied by French President Jacques Chirac, who said the missiles had been out of production for 15 years.
  • Gold blames Lebanon, Syria, Iran for Hizbullah's offensive

    08/10/2003 5:15:35 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies · 247+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 11, 2003 | Joel Leyden
    Gold blames Lebanon, Syria, Iran for Hizbullah's offensive By JOEL LEYDEN Israel holds Lebanon, Syria, and Iran directly responsible for Hizbullah's new wave of terror, Dore Gold, an adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said Sunday in response to Hizbullah's fourth cross-border attack in three days, which killed Haviv Dadon, 16, and wounded four others. "Both Lebanon and Syria are acting in defiance of United Nations resolutions," the former ambassador to the UN, told The Jerusalem Post. "In May 2000, Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in accordance with UN Resolution 425 to a physical line that was recognized by UN...
  • Suspects in Hong Kong al-Qaeda case agree to U.S. extradition

    01/06/2003 1:55:08 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 189+ views
    Ummah News ^ | January 06 2003 | The News
    Three men held in Hong Kong for nearly four months agreed on Monday to be extradited to the United States, where they are wanted for allegedly trying to buy anti-aircraft missiles for al Qaeda. The three -- two Pakistanis and a U.S. citizen of Indian origin -- were arrested on September 20 in Hong Kong for allegedly trying to sell a huge haul of heroin and hashish to undercover FBI agents in exchange for four Stinger missiles. "I have no objection to be handed over to the United soon as possible," one of the suspects, Syed Saadat Ali Faraz,...
  • U.S. nabs cache of portable missiles

    06/01/2002 8:34:16 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 10 replies · 223+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2002 | Bill Gertz
    <p>U.S. military forces in Afghanistan captured a cache of 30 anti-aircraft missiles, Pentagon officials said yesterday as a new American general took control of the U.S.-led campaign there.</p> <p>The missiles were described as a Chinese-made version of the SA-7 surface-to-air missile, said officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.</p>