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  • Intelligence Community concerned about Cuba

    12/20/2014 8:39:33 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 20, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    One of the spins used to justify Obama’s move to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba is that it may deny Russia a place to land its bombers. Last May Russia and Cuba signed a memorandum establishing a joint working group between Russia’s Security Council and the Cuban Commission for National Security and Defense. The agreement would allow the Russians to conduct strategic nuclear bomber flights over the Gulf of Mexico from bases located in Cuba and Venezuela, Russian Officials held discussions with both countries about the use of airfields to forward base nuclear capable TU-95 Bear H bombers in their...
  • Russia invades portuguese air space with strategic bombers 2nd time in 2 days

    11/01/2014 7:05:49 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 30 replies
    Portuguese Air Force, Liveleak ^ | unknown (very recent) | unknown
    Two F16 aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force (PAF) went out on a mission of air defense of the airspace of national responsibility on the 29th of October. During the morning of Wednesday, the Air Defense System of two unidentified FA detected in north-west Portugal and south direction, flying high, fast and no communications with Air Traffic Control aircraft. The Center for Reporting and Control of PAF reported immediately to the NATO military structure on which, it was decided to activate the pair of F16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on alert at Monte Real Air Base to intercept and identify aircraft....
  • Back on the bombing run: One of the last two flying Lancasters pays tribute

    08/30/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 19 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | August 30, 2014 | Carol Driver
    Back on the bombing run: One of the last two flying Lancasters pays tribute to the 55,000 Bomber Boys who never returned with flight on the route thousands of sorties took to target the Nazis MailOnline was granted exclusive access to film while flying alongside the Canadian Lancaster bomber Stunning footage shows the iconic aircraft soaring above the UK in what will be one of its final ever flights Video was shot while flying in a small aircraft just feet away from the world's second only airworthy Lancaster
  • Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 Days

    08/07/2014 9:11:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-7-2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials.
  • Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct More Than 16 Incursions of U.S. Air Defense Zones

    08/07/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug 7, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials.
  • Russian Strategic Bombers Flying Along California Coast

    05/05/2014 8:39:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/5/14 | Chriss W. Street
    The Associated Press reported Monday that Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Commander of United States Air Forces in the Pacific, acknowledged a significant increase in the activities by Russian long-range strategic aircraft flying along the California coast. There was no comment about whether the aircraft were nuclear capable, but it has not been since the Cold War ended in the early 1990s that Russian patrols have skirted the West Coast and California. Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle is the Commander of Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl...
  • Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers

    02/28/2014 4:25:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/28/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – At a time of escalated tensions with the West over Ukraine, Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore. “We need bases for refueling near the equator, and in other places,” ITAR-Tass quoted him as saying. Russia is not looking to establish bases in those locations, but to reach agreement to use facilities there when...
  • Rare image of a B-2 stealth bomber and its (MOP) bunker buster bomb (Pic at link)

    10/29/2013 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | October 28, 2013 | By David Cenciotti
    Even if B-52s have been used to test it, the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is the only aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory currently capable to carry and release the heaviest U.S. bomb, the 30,000-lb GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). The heavy GBU-57 is a 20-foot long GPS-guided bomb believed to be able to penetrate 200 feet of concrete before exploding, thus being capable to hit and destroy deeply buried targets. Like bunkers in Iran, Syria or North Korea…. There are not many images showing the GBU-57 and even less show the MOP next to its intended platform. ....
  • Dozens killed as suicide bombers attack Christian worshipers in Pakistan

    09/22/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sunday, September 22, 6:52 AM | Tim Craig and Haq Nawaz Khan
    Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Christian church in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 72 people and wounding scores of others as they left services. The blast took place outside All Saints Church, which dates to the mid-1800s and is the oldest Christian church in Peshawar. Sunday’s attack occurred around 11 a.m., as more than 600 worshippers were leaving church grounds. According to security officials, the twin bombers detonated near the gate of the church, sending body parts and debris through the air. Sunday’s bombing may be the worst attack against Christians worshippers in Pakistan since...
  • Some Disturbing Facts About America's Dwindling Bomber Force

    09/21/2013 2:04:31 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8-16-2013
    One of the most distinctive features of U.S. military power is the Air Force’s fleet of heavy bombers. .... However, after 80 years of steadily developing better bombers — basically, since it entered World War One — the U.S. ceased spending money on new long-range strike aircraft following the collapse of the Soviet Union. There aren’t many bombers left. All of the bombers are old. No new bomber is waiting in the wings.
  • Feds block UMass from releasing alleged bomber's records

    05/08/2013 10:42:36 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 5/8/13 | John Zaremba, Chris Cassidy, Joe Dwinell
    Federal education officials today told UMass Dartmouth they cannot release academic and financial records of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, according to a letter received by the Herald. "From the limited information you provided, it appears that the academic and financial records that have been requested would be protected by FERPA, and that the University may not release them without the consent of the student," wrote Dale King, director of the Family Policy Compliance Office for the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Motion: Release man accused of lying after blasts

    05/06/2013 10:07:46 AM PDT · by bgill · 2 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 6, 2013 | Denise Lavoie
    Robel Phillipos, 19, was charged last week with lying to investigators looking into the April 15 bombings. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student faces a maximum of eight years in prison if convicted. Both sides said in the court motion that they agree to allow Phillipos to be released under strict conditions, including home confinement and monitoring with an electronic bracelet, along with a $100,000 bond.
  • Canadian jihadist’s disturbing video shows fanaticism of rebels who may have inspired Boston bomber

    05/02/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | 5/1/2013 | Stewart Bell
    For seven minutes, five Dagestan rebels spoke into a video camera about killing infidels and how the “good deeds” they were doing would absolve them of “700 sins” committed during their lifetimes. Filmed by a Canadian jihadist fighter before he was killed by Russian security forces, the video offers a disturbing glimpse of the fanaticism of the rebels who may have inspired Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev does not appear in the footage, which was obtained by the National Post. But it was recorded and narrated by William Plotnikov, a Canadian whose alleged links to Tsarnaev are now under...
  • Benefits for family of bombing suspects likely exceeded $100k

    04/29/2013 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Alistair Stratford IV · 22 replies
    WCRB ^ | 4/29/2013 | By Janet Wu
    BOSTON —State lawmakers have launched an investigation into whether the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings improperly received public benefits. The House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight is reviewing hundreds of documents collected from state agencies that may have provided benefits to the suspects or their families since 2002. Sources who have seen the 500 pages of documents sent to the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight told News Center 5’s Janet Wu that the Tsarnaev family -- including the parents of the two bombing suspects, the two suspects themselves, their sisters, the widow of the suspect killed...
  • FBI closing in on 'Misha': Agents identify mysterious .. radicalizing the Boston bombers

    04/28/2013 8:03:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 27 April 2013 | James Nye and David Mccormack
    The FBI has revealed that they now know the identity of the American known as Misha who helped radicalize the Boston bombing suspects. Family members of dead bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev have described Misha as the guiding influence in the elder bomber developing radicalized views. Speculation as to who Misha is has varied wildly in the past week, with some suggesting he is the mastermind behind the marathon bombings while others believe he could be a Russian spy - sent to identify and keep tabs on young men like Tamerlan who are at risk of turning to militant Islam. To date...
  • Two pals pictured in Times Square with Boston Bomber

    04/26/2013 10:57:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 25, 2013 | Larry McShane
    Both Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev were UMass Dartmouth students originally from Kazakhstan. Terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would hang out at the their New Bedford, Mass. apartment frequently and may have stayed with them on the night of the bombing and the following night. The friends raised hackles by cruising around a BMW with a "TERRORISTA #1” vanity plate, one of their fathers confirmed.
  • Found it on Facebook — wisdom distilled to poster size (Islam, Welfare, and Gun Control)

    04/25/2013 12:53:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-25-2013 | Bookworm
    I found two good posters on Facebook today:
  • Boston bombing suspects planned Times Square blasts, NYC mayor says

    04/25/2013 12:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2013 | Ben Brumfield and Josh Levs
    The surviving suspect in the Boston bombings has told investigators that he and his brother planned to bomb Times Square, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday. "Last night we were informed by the FBI that the surviving attacker revealed that New York City was next on their list of targets," Bloomberg said. The two came up with the plan spontaneously after the Boston bombing, as the talked in an SUV they hijacked, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev initially told investigators that he and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, had talked about going to New...
  • Boston Bombing Suspect Silent After Miranda Warning

    04/25/2013 10:27:11 AM PDT · by forty_years · 20 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 25, 2013 | CBSNewYork/AP
    <p>BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) – The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings acknowledged to the FBI his role in the attacks but did so before he was advised of his constitutional right to keep quiet and seek a lawyer, U.S. officials said Wednesday.</p>
  • Boston Bombers were on Welfare, and They Were Far From Alone

    04/24/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 24, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    We actually have two major welfare stories today. The first is about the Boston bombers, who, it turns out were among those immigrants we’re always chided not to notice: They were on welfare. As good Americans we’re supposed to pretend that immigrants (I’m married to a legal immigrant, by the way, so no, Grover Norquist, I’m not “anti-immigrant”) don’t come here to get on welfare. Even though millions of immigrants do come here, legally or otherwise, and then get on welfare. Like the Tsarnaevs. Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was...
  • Boston Bomber Exposes Islamist Secret

    04/24/2013 12:12:41 AM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 21 replies
    Now he's in trouble. It is one thing for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be seen on security camera videos placing one of the bombs that killed three people at last week's Boston Marathon. But now he's really crossed a line. Tsarnaev is telling investigators he and his brother were motivated by religion to plot their carnage, media reports citing anonymous federal sources say. Radical Islam. It's a label banned by the Obama administration. National Islamist groups say it doesn't belong in conversations about terrorism. Tsarnaev didn't get the memo. Recovering from multiple gunshot wounds, Dzhokhar told investigators from his hospital bed...
  • Video: Keith Ellison says Boston bombers ‘probably’ motivated by politics, not Islam

    04/23/2013 7:54:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | 4/23/13 | Shoebat Foundation
    During an appearance on MSNBC, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress attempted to pin the motivations of the Boston marathon bombers on politics, not religion. In so doing, Ellison quite knowingly (because he is a devout Muslim) put forth a faulty premise that Islam is separate from politics. They are inseparable and Ellison knows this. It’s Islam 101. Abul Ala Maududi, the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, an Islamic fundamentalist political party, wrote about this very thing in an article entitled, Essential Features of the Islamic Political System.
  • Officials: Boston bomb suspect read jihadist sites

    04/23/2013 2:10:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2013 | Denise Lavoie and Eileen Sullivan
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda, U.S. officials said Tuesday, adding another piece to the body of evidence they say suggests the two brothers were motivated by an anti-American, radical version of Islam. ---snip--- On Tuesday, two officials said the older brother frequently looked at extremist sites, including Inspire magazine, an English-language online publication produced by al-Qaida's Yemen affiliate. The magazine has endorsed lone-wolf terror attacks....
  • Boston, My Old Home Town & My Two Cents

    04/23/2013 12:12:41 PM PDT · by ICE-FLYER · 8 replies
    Self | Apr 23 2013 | Iceflyer
    Boston… My old home town. I was born there, St. Elizabeth’s hospital in August of 66. First lived in West Newton and remember childhood days there on Warren Ave. Many good years there riding my bike, going to my grandmother’s home, visiting neighbors…I loved it. A few years later we moved to Framingham. Not too far away but too far to go by myself to my grandmothers in Newton until I was a teenager and able to. I remember riding my bike to Newton many times then riding the ‘T’ into Boston and going all over that city on buses...
  • Feinstein: Nah, You Don't Need an AR-15 if a Bombing Terrorist is Roaming Your Neighborhood

    04/23/2013 7:24:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/23/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week when Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was running from police through neighborhoods where families live, I tweeted the following:
  • Dershowitz: Not Mirandizing Tsarnaev, feds might've blown death penalty; Update: Tsarnaev Mirandized

    04/22/2013 3:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 22, 2013 | Allahpundit
    His logic’s straightforward. It’s easy to prove that Tsarnaev did the deed but in order to prove that he’s a “terrorist” and therefore eligible for the death penalty, you have to also prove that his intent was to terrorize the population. And the only hard evidence of that might be his own statements — which will be inadmissible if a judge rules that the feds the “public safety” exception to Miranda doesn’t apply in this case. I must be missing something, though, because as I read the statute, I don’t see where the feds need to prove any specific terroristic...
  • Bombers' Uncle Does More for American Muslims Than Progressive Talking Heads Ever Could

    04/22/2013 1:25:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    News cameras got a chance to catch up with the Boston Marathon bombers' uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, in an incredible interview that can be found here. The first thing that we notice is that he looks as we Americans feel -- shaken and angry. He begins the interview by expressing condolences for those murdered and injured in the attacks. "I've been following this from day one, but would have never ever imagined that somehow, the children of my brother would be associated with that. ... This family does not know how to share their grief with the real victims" (emphasis implied)....
  • Boston Bombers Had Illegal Guns But Legal Pressure Cookers Gun Permits

    04/22/2013 8:50:04 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 21 replies
    Political Outreach ^ | April 22, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    The two alleged bombers killed and maimed people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon using devices that contained legal substances. The criminality of the bombing was in the act not in the materials used. All the gun laws in the world, including confiscation, will not stop some people from getting and using guns and using them in an illegal way. In fact, it won’t stop them from using any means to kill if they really want to.
  • Change.org hosts petition claiming Boston bombing suspects ‘wrongfully accused’

    04/21/2013 11:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley, Investigative Reporter
    The online activism organization Change.org currently hosts a petition to President Obama asking him to guarantee “wrongfully accused” Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a “fair trial,” citing a lack of evidence to condemn Tsarnaev. Change.org, which receives funding from groups including Amnesty International and the Humane Society, features a petition entitled, “Petition to guarantee Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the right to a fair trial,” created by Anita Temisheva of Chicago, Illinois. The petition has already netted more than 2,000 signatures. “We believe that within the chaos caused by the Boston Marathon explosion, two young men were wrongfully accused of something they...
  • Caught just in time: 'Bombers about to plant MORE devices, plot spoiled by release of CCTV photos'

    04/21/2013 8:46:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2013 | Snejana Farberov, Mail Staff and James Nye
    The Boston bombers were planning more attacks across the city and were already building the bombs to do this says the city's police commissioner Ed Davis. Davis says it's his belief that 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his 26-year-old brother Tamerlan 'were going to attack other individuals' — and Davis says that's based on the evidence at the scene and the cache of weapons the brothers had at their disposal. However, Davis claims releasing photos of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects 'forced them out of their hideout' and spurred them into Thursday and Friday's deadly night time car chaos and...
  • 'Terrorista#1': Bragging license plate on BMW belonging to friends of captured Boston bomber

    04/20/2013 7:31:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | UPDATED: 12:59 EST, 20 April 2013 | Daniel Bates
    The two men arrested last night in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings drive a car with the licence plate that reads: ‘Terrorista #1’ The students, named be neighbours by their first names Azmat and Diaz, drive a black BMW 330XI with the personalised plate and a sticker on the back which reads: ‘F*** you, you f****** f****’. They are thought to be from Kazakhstan and had not been seen since the bombings until last night when their ground floor apartment in New Bedford, MA, was raided by a dozen FBI agents at gunpoint.
  • The real domestic terrorists

    04/20/2013 7:07:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/20/2013 | Patrice Lewis
    In the wake of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, it took mere hours for CNN to strongly hint – without anything so significant as evidence or proof – that right-wing extremists were responsible.
  • One bombing suspect loved pot and Obama, the other was married

    04/19/2013 9:19:47 PM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/19/2013 | Robby Soave
    Boston bombing suspect and fugitive Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a “normal pot head” who supported President Obama for re-election last November, according to friends and his Twitter account.
  • The Mahdist Connection?

    04/19/2013 2:19:44 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 13 replies
    The Corner (NRO) ^ | Apr. 19, 2013 | NRO Staff
    A Cornerite e-mails: I wanted to call your attention to the fact that the dead Boston bomber’s website contained links to Muslim end-time (Madhist) websites discussing the prophecies about the “Black Banners of Khorosan”. Charles Cameron at the Zenpundit blog has been writing specifically about Madhism and end-time prophecies as a factor in terrorism for years now, and is a very informative source. See for example this post (http://zenpundit.com/?p=3205) or just go to Zenpundit.com and do a search on “Black Banners”. The fact that they are Madhists is probably more important than that they are Chechens.
  • Report: DHS Failed to Deport Boston Terrorist After 2009 Assault Conviction

    04/19/2013 12:38:08 PM PDT · by AuntB · 62 replies
    stand with arizona ^ | Apr. 19, 2013 | JOhn Hill
    One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings should have been deported years ago after a criminal conviction, as called for by U.S. immigration law. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who nevertheless should have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence conviction, according to a Judicial Watch source. That means the Obama administration’s DHS division missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev, but did not abide by Federal immigration law and let him stay. Tsarnaev was given this special treatment, despite not having...
  • Brothers Tsarnaev: Clues to motives of Alleged Boston Bombers (Jihad)

    04/19/2013 11:32:40 AM PDT · by Veto! · 51 replies
    Yahoo News/Time.com ^ | 4/19/2013 | Simon Shuster / Moscow | Time.com
    As police continue to search Boston for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old believed to be partly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings along with his older brother Tamerlan, a key question remains unanswered: What motivated the brothers? Each of them has left possible clues online. Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout earlier today, appears to have been sympathetic to Islamist radicalism.
  • What We Know About Boston Marathon Bomb Suspects Dzhokhar And Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    04/19/2013 4:58:51 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 250 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | April 19, 2013
    Multiple sources have identified Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, as the remaining suspect in the Boston marathon bombings. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, has been identified as the first suspect and died overnight following a firefight with police. NBC News' Pete Williams said earlier Friday morning that the two suspects likely had "foreign military training," and had been in the country for about a year. Later he said they were brothers, and added, "They were legal permanent residents. They were in this country legally, at least a year. They appear to be from Turkey, possibly Chechens from Turkey. That seems to...
  • North Warns of War as US Flies Nuclear Bombers Over Korea

    03/28/2013 11:21:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 08:04 AM | Lisa Barron
    The United States sent two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a practice run over South Korea on Thursday, just a day after North Korea’s dictatorship warned that war could break out “at any moment.” The military’s unusual confirmation of the training run—in which munitions were dropped on a South Korean island—was seen as a warning to Pyongyang that the United States will stand behind its ally despite increased saber-rattling from the North’s young leader Kim Jong Un. … Tensions with the North have been rising since Pyongyang’s third nuclear test in February. Kim’s regime has warned of pre-emptive strikes at Washington...
  • Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam

    02/15/2013 6:08:16 PM PST · by LadyEleanor · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/15/12
    Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam U.S. military officials tell NBC News that two Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles, circled the U.S. island of Guam in the Western Pacific this week. U.S. Air Force F-15 jets scrambled from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to intercept the bombers. According to one military official, the Russian Bear bombers remained in international airspace, the encounter between the U.S. and Russian aircraft “stayed professional” and there was no incident. The official said it’s impossible to determine whether the Russian bombers carried any nuclear weapons.
  • Bear Bombers Over Guam Russian nuclear bombers circle Guam

    02/15/2013 1:29:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/15/13 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam this week in the latest sign of Moscow’s growing strategic assertiveness toward the United States. The Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and were followed by U.S. jets as they circumnavigated Guam on Feb. 12 local time—hours before President Barack Obama’s state of the union address. Air Force Capt. Kim Bender, a spokeswoman for the Pacific Air Force in Hawaii, confirmed the incident to the Washington Free Beacon and said Air Force F-15 jets based on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, “scrambled and responded...
  • Putin Calls for New Long-Range Bomber and UAVs

    06/17/2012 8:03:43 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Rian.RU (Russia) ^ | June 14, 2012 | Unattributed
    Russia must start development of a long-range bomber aircraft, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday at a meeting on defense orders. "We have to develop work on the new PAK-DA long-range bomber aircraft for Long-Range Aviation. I know how expensive and complex this is. We have talked about this many times with ministers, and with the head of the General Staff. The task is not easy from a scientific-technical standpoint, but we need to start work," Putin said.
  • Air Force Chief: We Will Not ‘Overdesign’ the New Stealth Bomber

    02/11/2012 2:07:27 AM PST · by U-238 · 77 replies
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 2/9/2012 | Sandra Erwin
    After a decades-long streak of troubled weapon acquisitions, the Air Force is looking to get off on the right foot as it seeks to buy a new intercontinental stealth bomber. The Pentagon’s new budget proposal gives the Air Force the green light to begin designing a new bomber with a target date for starting production in the mid-2020s. The goal is to acquire up to 100 new aircraft at a cost of about $55 billion. But skeptics already are casting doubts on the plan. They consistently point to the B-2 batwing stealth bomber as a cautionary tale. The Pentagon spent...
  • Dual-National Iranians Flee, Fearing Israeli Attack

    11/13/2011 1:02:56 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/11 | Chana Yaar
    Iranians who are able to flee their country are doing so, fearing an Israeli attack, Voice of Israel state radio reported Sunday. Iranian business people who hold dual citizenship with passports from European nations are allegedly leaving in droves. They apparently fear that Israel is preparing to attack Iran's nuclear facilities to eliminate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's oft-repeated threat to annihilate the Jewish State. In a radio interview, a Palestinian Authority business owner with strong ties in Iran reported that many Iranians fear a “major attack” by Israel that would cause “terrible damage,” especially in Tehran. The source had returned to...
  • the Airman's Grave

    10/10/2011 11:45:52 AM PDT · by sussex · 4 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 10/10/11 | The Aged P
    In a spot of surpassing peace and beauty on a lonely hillside in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex we often pause for a while at The Airman’s Grave. It is not really a grave but a memorial to brave young men who gave their tomorrows for our today.
  • Daniels to CPACers: Don't Be 'Suicide Bombers'

    02/12/2011 8:43:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    national journal ^ | 2/12/11 | Alex Roarty
    In a speech that appeared aimed directly at conservatives wary of his stance on social issues, Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels bluntly warned participants at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday against spurning candidates and issues capable of attracting broad public support. "Purity in martyrdom is for suicide bombers," said Daniels, whose potential 2012 presidential candidacy has been defined by his critique of the some of his party's most ardent activists. He also called not-so-subtly for a shift in the party's political tone. "I submit that, as we ask Americans to join us on such a boldly different course,"...
  • Al-Qaeda camp teaches boys as young as five to bomb and kill

    09/06/2010 6:53:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    MIRROR.co.uk ^ | August 29, 2010 | Nick Owens
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: "Boys as young as five can barely hold up the machine guns and pistols in their hands as they take aim at imaginary targets in the Pakistan desert. But this is no sick game, it is their first step along the way to becoming al-Qaeda terrorists as they are taught about military combat and how to launch suicide missions. At hidden camps terrorist chiefs also use toys to teach the boys how they can blow up buildings and mount roadside bomb attacks. One chilling image from a video filmed inside one camp shows children, barely old...
  • Canada intercepts two Russian bombers

    08/25/2010 5:56:57 PM PDT · by jackv · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8-25-10 | ROB GILLIES
    Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers in the Arctic as they approached Canadian airspace on the eve of a visit from Canada's prime minister who will observe an Arctic military exercise, a spokesman for the prime minister said Wednesday. Dimitri Soudas, Stephen Harper's director of communications, said two Canadian CF-18 jets shadowed a pair of Russian TU-95 Bear jets in international airspace on Tuesday. Soudas said the bombers flew within 30 miles (50 kilometers) of Canadian soil. They were first spotted approximately 120 nautical miles north of Inuvik, Northwest Territories. "Thanks to the rapid response of the...
  • Afghan police: 5 suicide bombers arrested in Kabul

    04/08/2010 1:17:44 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 4 replies · 416+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 8, 2010 | AMIR SHAH, CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    KABUL - Afghan police arrested five would-be suicide bombers Thursday in Kabul — the largest suicide bomb team ever apprehended in the capital, officials said. "If this team had made it through it would have been a disaster as we've seen in past instances," said Abdul Ghafar, deputy commander of the Afghan National Police crisis unit.
  • Screams in the smoke as Moscow rush hour turned to horror

    03/29/2010 11:34:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 1,061+ views
    Times Online ^ | 3/29/10 | Catherine Philp
    Amid the jostling crowds squeezing their way on to the packed train at Lubyanka, no one gave the silent, bulkily dressed woman a second glance. It was minutes before 8 o’clock and she was just one of the seven million passengers due on the Moscow Metro that day. Seconds later, before the train had left the station platform, she detonated her explosives, sending glass and twisted metal ripping through the carriage and filling the air with screams and smoke. [. . . snip . . .] One man, the boyfriend of a woman seriously injured in the blast, swore vengeance...
  • U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command officials dedicated to bomber mission

    02/24/2010 1:24:56 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 331+ views
    AFNS ^ | 2/23/2010 | AFNS
    Air Force Global Strike Command's top officer emphasized his command's dedication to the bomber mission during the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 19 here. "Let me state right up front," said Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, the AFGSC commander. "Global Strike Command (Airmen are) absolutely committed to providing robust and relentless advocacy for current and future bomber capabilities; in the conventional, as well as in the nuclear realm." Bombers have always been at the "heart and soul" of the Air Force since its very beginnings, General Klotz said. "The ability to hold at risk or strike...