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  • (R.I.P. Tom Clancy) Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy's Novels

    10/02/2013 7:49:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 02, 2013 | Denise Chow
    Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy's Novels Sometimes truth may be stranger than fiction, but for best-selling author Tom Clancy, the two are often more closely paralleled. Clancy died Tuesday (Oct. 1) at the age of 66, but his thrilling, espionage and military-inspired novels helped him become one of the most well-known American authors. From a dramatic Soviet-era defection to a high-profile assassination plot, here are four true stories from Clancy's novels. • The Hunt for Red October Clancy's first novel, "The Hunt for Red October," was published in 1984. The book introduced Clancy's most famous fictional...
  • How To Fly A U-2 Spy Plane (Declassified Flight Manual for Secret Reconnaissance Aircraft)

    01/08/2013 3:17:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | Jan 8, 2013 | Jason Torchinsky
    How To Fly A U-2 Spy Plane Got your eye on a sweet used '59 U-2 spy plane you saw on Craigslist? Would you go ahead and take the plunge if you just, you know, knew how to fly it? Then boy, are you in luck. That's because a couple days ago an entire flight manual for the U-2 from 1959 was declassified and released by the CIA. You can tell it's declassified because on each page where the word "secret" appears, someone has carefully drawn a line through it. We've got a copy here for you. The U-2 is,...
  • Vet Hats and Morons..........love those "old retirees"

    12/30/2012 9:33:04 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 69 replies
    A few days ago my best friend from High School sent me a 'Vietnam Veteran' hat. I never had one of these before and I was pretty hyped about it, especially because my friend Ronn was considerate enough to take the time to give it to me. Yesterday, I wore it when I went to Wal-Mart. There was nothing in particular that I needed at the world's largest retailer but, since I retired, trips to Wally World to look at the Walmartians is always good for some comic relief. Besides, I always feel pretty normal after seeing some of the...
  • Only cameras can see through Black-Ops Plastic

    06/30/2012 3:44:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Geek ^ | 6/30/12 | Matthew Humphries
    Monitoring a location or person with a camera or microphone has become a lot easier in recent years due to cameras having much higher resolutions while being fitted into ever smaller devices. Just about every smartphone now carries a high resolution camera capable of recording video along with a decent microphone. If you want to record someone covertly though, you still have the issue of hiding your recording devices from view. You’re also going to want to leave them recording for long periods of time without being discovered. Qwonn, a manufacture of security products, has come up with the...
  • Osama Bin Laden Raid: Al Qaeda 'Playbook' Revealed

    05/06/2011 6:56:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1+ views
    abc ^ | 5/6/11 | PIERRE THOMAS (@PierreTABC) and RICHARD ESPOSITO
    U.S. intelligence is now in possession of a veritable "playbook" of al Qaeda operations -- from potential terror attack targets to information on international safe houses and top commanders -- thanks to the Navy SEAL raid that took down Osama bin Laden Sunday, officials told ABC News today. The cache of electronic and handwritten materials obtained by the SEALs includes numerous hallmark al Qaeda plots including attacks on infrastructure targets such as water supply and transportation including rail and air, in what one official described as a "strategic guide for how to attack the U.S." In the past, al Qaeda...
  • US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda

    02/19/2011 5:21:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan
    The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week.Click here to view the government contract (PDF)According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing a number...
  • Vanity - Need weapons help with Call of Duty Black Ops for Wii

    12/12/2010 9:57:34 AM PST · by Brent in TN · 10 replies
    12/12/10 | Brentintn
    Vanity - I purchased Call of Duty Black Ops for Wii for my son. I'm not familiar with playing this game. Will he need any special wii controllers or accessories to play this game easier?
  • Kobe Bryant's wrong 'Duty' message (upset about Bryant with a weapon in Call of Duty Commercial)

    11/18/2010 2:13:59 PM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/16/2010 | Tim Keown
    [...] And then last week, he went home and was watching a game when a new commercial for "Call of Duty: Black Ops" came on his television. Seen through Walker's eyes, the content was bad enough. A woman in high heels, a hotel concierge, a guy in a fast-food worker's outfit -- they're all shooting automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades in an urban warfare setting. He was already disgusted, but about halfway through the spot, Walker did a double take: Wait! Wasn't that Kobe Bryant? Seriously, is that really Kobe Bryant carrying an assault weapon with the word "MAMBA" on...
  • Cuba denounces 'virtual' Castro (assassination) plot in new game (Call of Duty: Black Ops)

    11/10/2010 2:40:58 PM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 16 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/10/2010 | Paul Haven
    HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba harshly criticized a new video game in which U.S. special operations soldiers try to kill a young Fidel Castro, saying Wednesday that the violent role-playing glorifies assassination and will turn American children into sociopaths. The island's state-run media also took a dig at the CIA's real-life efforts to do in the island's revolutionary leader, who has survived dozens, perhaps hundreds of attempts on his life. "What the United States couldn't accomplish in more than 50 years, they are now trying to do virtually," said an article posted on Cubadebate, a state-run news website.
  • Non Politcal - Hitler Finds Out: People keep reposting Eire247 "no Quickscoping in Black Ops"

    10/29/2010 10:32:16 AM PDT · by xangel0228 · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/28/2010 | X-Angel
    For some reason, there has been this UPROAR about no "Quick Scoping" in the upcoming shooter game "Black Ops" in popular Call of Duty Series. This was announced by Josh Olin. Apparently Quick Scoping allows people who use sniper rifles in the game to "scope up" really fast, and blow someone's virtual head off much faster. Ok.. I am cool with that. I have never played Call of Duty, but I have played other First Person Shooters (FPS) [i.e. Quake], and being a sniper was one of my favorite positions. But what is funny is that a youtuber by the...
  • U.S. plans to expand black ops in Mideast (The Iranians are on to us because of the NY Times report)

    05/26/2010 7:07:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 496+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 05/26/2010
    The top American commander in the Middle East has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and other countries in the region, according to defense officials and military documents. The secret directive, signed in September by Gen. David H. Petraeus, authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces. While the Bush administration had approved some clandestine military activities far from designated war zones, the new order is intended...
  • Just another act of deadly treason

    05/26/2010 2:53:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 990+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 25, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    Yesterday, The New York Times published another front-page article based on a leaked classified document. This time, it was an order signed by Gen. David Petraeus authorizing black operations against adversaries and such dubious friends as Iran, Syria, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Gee, thanks. We really needed to know that. The world's a better place now. Yet the Times' sin was the lesser one. The paper has long since given up any pretense of patriotism. (Ugh! Yuck!) Its editors are just publishing and perishing as citizens of the world. It's whoever leaked the document that bears the burn-in-hell blame. We...
  • Did Mossad hijack Russian ship to stop Iran arms shipment? (actual title JP)

    08/23/2009 8:59:25 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 31 replies · 1,758+ views
    ... mystery surrounding the hijacking of a Russian freighter in July has taken a new twist with reports claiming the pirates were acting in league with the Israeli Mossad secret service in order to halt a shipment of modern weapon systems hidden on board and destined for Iran. ...The Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported over the weekend that the vessel Arctic Sea had been carrying x-55 cruise missiles and S300 anti-aircraft rockets hidden in secret compartments among its cargo of timber and sawdust.
  • Black Ops PR in Global Warming Hoax?

    11/09/2007 5:57:05 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 19 replies · 35+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-08-07 | James Lewis
    Rush Limbaugh was hoaxed today by a very slick and superficially plausible Global Warming fraud. This resembles the kind of Black PR operation we have just been warning about. The trick is to plant a plausible story that fits a conservative theme, in this case skepticism about anthropogenic GlobWarm. The hoax looks very professional. A fraudulent scientific journal was created on the web, called the "Journal of Geoclimatic Studies." The journal is fake, the article claiming to disprove the popular Global Warming meme is fake, the Editorial Board is fake, and the authors are faked. The key to this fraud...
  • Bush Sanctions "Black Operations" Against Iran

    05/30/2007 9:50:22 PM PDT · by Fennie · 40 replies · 1,343+ views
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | May 28, 2007 | Tim Shipman
    WASHINGTON - President George W Bush has given the CIA approval to launch covert "black" operations to achieve regime change in Iran, intelligence sources have revealed. Mr Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilise, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the mullahs. Under the plan, pressure will be brought to bear on the Iranian economy by manipulating the country's currency and international financial transactions. Details have also emerged of a covert scheme to sabotage the Iranian nuclear programme. Security officials in Washington have disclosed that Teheran has been...
  • Black Surprises (USAF can take control of enemy missile launchers, radars, etc.)

    01/24/2007 6:54:09 PM PST · by steve86 · 70 replies · 2,220+ views
    aviationnow.com ^ | January, 2007 | David A. Fulghum, Michael A. Dornheim & William B. Scott
    Other, more contemporary Senior programs named by Arkin reveal and track the Air Force's growing interest in and development of the new field of computer network warfare and electronic attack, which include Senior Keystone (related to classified information warfare) and Senior Suter. However, the Air Force's theme remains the same--penetrating the enemy's defenses. Senior Suter is a Big Safari-managed special access program. Big Safari itself is a shadowy Air Force unit that has developed small numbers of specialized reconnaissance systems, including drones, in what are often classified programs. The Suter technology was developed during the last several years by BAE...
  • Report: Justice Department Probing Durbin, Rockefeller CIA Leak

    12/22/2005 10:33:26 AM PST · by shield · 194 replies · 6,097+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | July 23, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether Democratic Senators Dick Durbin, Jay Rockefeller and Ron Wyden leaked details about a secret "black ops" CIA satellite program last December in a move that may have seriously compromised national security, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin said on Saturday. "The CIA made a request to the Justice Department to investigate and possibly bring criminal charges against these three [senators]," Babbin told WABC Radio host Monica Crowley. "My information is that investigation is ongoing." Rockefeller is the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Durbin is the No....
  • Black Blog Ops [Hugh Hewitt]

    06/17/2004 2:39:07 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 6 replies · 272+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/17/04 | Hugh Hewitt
    WHEN WILL George Smiley and Karla begin to blog? Smiley and Karla are the two central characters from John Le Carre's finest set of Cold War intelligence thrillers. Smiley was the best of the operatives, patiently wending his way through misinformation and misdirection, deceptions and deceits. In the era of Reagan, everything had to be understood as admitting of at least two interpretations. Was your information genuine or planted, or did the Soviets or East Germans or someone else want you to think it was planted, and would you let them know that you knew? It was wonderful stuff--moles, tradecraft,...
  • Quakes Jolt City Northeast of Tehran

    02/22/2004 6:57:49 AM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 189+ views
    IRIB News ^ | Feb. 22, 2004
    Quakes Jolt City Northeast of Tehran IRIB News 2004/02/22 08:57:53 Þ.Ù Tehran, Feb 22 - As many as 23 tremors jolted on Saturday vicinity of Damavand in the northeast of the capital city of Tehran. Tehran University Geophysics Institute affiliated to the National Geophysics Organization said the tremors measured 1.2-4.4 degrees on the Richter scale. It also registered the time of their occurrences from 10:00-21:00 hours local time (5:30 GMT-16:30 GMT). There are no reports on possible injuries or damage. It added earthquakes are frequent occurrences in Iran, a country sitting in major fault lines. Iran is situated on some...
  • UFO seen in Bahrain skies

    10/15/2003 7:11:45 PM PDT · by Int · 36 replies · 672+ views
    Bahrain Tribune ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2003
    UFO seen in Bahrain skies People from around the country have reported seeing an Unidentified Flying Object in the skies of Bahrain emitting strange lights for about a minute at around 11pm on Friday. Bahraini Mohammed Jaffer Al Hajer was sitting with six of his friends outside his home in Qurrayah village near Budaiya when they noticed the UFO in the distant skies. Al Hajer ‘caught’ the strange object on his digital video camera as the lights appeared twice – once when the UFO emitted a bright yellow light and the second time when it split into two before disappearing....
  • The Secret War

    11/01/2002 4:27:09 PM PST · by ivegotabrain · 5 replies · 169+ views
    L. A. Times ^ | 10/27/2002 | William M. Arkin
    SOUTH POMFRET, Vt. -- In what may well be the largest expansion of covert action by the armed forces since the Vietnam era, the Bush administration has turned to what the Pentagon calls the "black world" to press the war on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. The Defense Department is building up an elite secret army with resources stretching across the full spectrum of covert capabilities. New organizations are being created. The missions of existing units are being revised. Spy planes and ships are being assigned new missions in anti-terror and monitoring the "axis of evil."