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  • Clintons Make Their Move? – Ninja Prowler Escapes Security At Ecuadorian Embassy

    08/22/2016 2:27:25 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 41 replies ^ | August 21, 2016 | sundance
    Caught on camera and confronted by security agent the prowler escaped. “Burglar” or “assassin“, you decide: Male intruder at 2.47am climbed this wall of the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Assange has asylum https://www.
  • Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far

    07/23/2016 2:59:36 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 7 replies
    wikileaks ^ | 07/22/16 | A Dem Operative To: Date: 2016-05-02 16:48 Subject: Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far May 2, 2016 Read the analysis. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has proposed numerous new policies that would increase spending and expand tax breaks along with other policies that would increase taxes and reduce certain spending. Using independent estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the non-partisan Tax Policy Center (TPC), and others, we estimate that Secretary Clinton’s proposals would cost $1.8 trillion over a decade with interest, and they would be...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Reveals New Campaign Strategy – “Become More Likable

    04/22/2016 7:51:22 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 84 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 22, 2016 | sundance
    Um, yeah, good luck with that. According to the latest Reuters Polling snapshot Senator Cruz has dropped another 5 points this week –LINK . This comes on the heels of several weeks of polling data outlining how Ted Cruz has a significant problem with “authenticity”. Readers will note we have discussed this several times. The more the general electorate get to see and know Ted Cruz, the more his support drops. There is a direct correlation.
  • Scott Adams talks Trump on Reddit

    04/20/2016 4:21:45 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 15 replies ^ | 04/13/16 | Scott Adams et al
    I am Scott Adams, a trained hypnotist and creator of the Dilbert cartoons, and I predicted that Donald Trump will win the presidency in a landslide. Ask me anything! You might like to learn more about my Moist Robot hypothesis (the idea behind my Trump predictions) in my book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Trump has several ways to win. Server scandal leads to Clinton's indictment. Or worse, it gets blocked for political reasons. Rehashing the Clinton scandals of the past makes everyone hate her and not want to go back to that. Trump's...
  • EKG Business Card Warms Our Hearts

    03/13/2016 11:46:29 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 11 replies
    Giving out a paper business card is so 1960s. Giving out a PCB business card, well that gets you up to the early 2010s. If you really want to stand out these days, give them a fully-functional EKG in a business card. (Note: works best if you’re leading an open-source electrocardiography project.) Looking through the schematics (PDF), there’s not much to the card. At the center of everything is an ADuC7061, which is an ARM microprocessor equipped with 24-bit ADCs that also has an internal DAC-driven voltage reference connected to one of the user’s thumbs
  • Time to crack that wallet open Mr Trump!

    03/07/2016 1:14:22 AM PST · by Bobalu · 61 replies
    Trump's twitter page ^ | Mar 07/16 | Myself
  • An unorthodox plan for the 2016 election

    02/04/2016 12:14:53 AM PST · by Bobalu · 19 replies
    self-vanity | Feb 4, 2016 | Bobalu - Vanity
    This election must be won by a candidate that is not hell-bent on flooding the country with illegals or the republic's that simple.That leaves us with Trump and Cruz.... Trump I'm very sure of on immigration, Cruz a little less so but he's far better than any of the rest.IMO Trump can pull votes from across the spectrum and I give him a very good chance of being elected.Cruz has a dedicated following who would follow him through hell and back... but IMO the following is too small to be confident of a general election win.Combine the two men...
  • Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

    11/26/2015 4:10:18 AM PST · by Bobalu · 23 replies ^ | 26th Nov 2015 | Eben Upton
    Today, I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family
  • Ark. Governor authorizes National Guard to "arm full-time military personnel"

    07/17/2015 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 19 replies ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Region 8 Newsdesk
    As the investigation into the shooting deaths of 4 Marines continues, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel.
  • Iran Tells Syria to Attack Israel on the Golan Heights

    04/28/2015 11:38:43 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 59 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 4/29/2015 | Ari Yashar
    Syrian Defense Minister General Fahd al-Freij arrived in Iran on Tuesday for a rare two-day visit, the first since civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, and was reportedly told by his Iranian backers to attack Israel. ......... Al-Freij was told by senior Iranian sources that Syria and Iran's terror proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, need to open a war front against Israel on the Golan Heights
  • Walking back pre-vote pitch, PM says he is not a one-stater

    03/19/2015 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 9 replies
    timesofisrael ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jonathan Beck
    In first post election interview, Netanyahu says he wants a ‘sustainable’ two-state solution, notes ‘we have no other alternative’ to continued cooperation between US and Israel
  • Cat and Squirrel's complicated relationship

    02/07/2015 12:15:11 PM PST · by Bobalu · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Shannon Apple
    Adorable video of a pet cat and pet squirrel.
  • IAF Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft Near Golan

    09/23/2014 1:41:23 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 28 replies ^ | 9/23/2014 | Tova Dvorin
    Israel shot down a Syrian aircraft on Tuesday as it attempted to fly over the ceasefire line into the Golan Heights, according to IDF Radio. "This Syrian aircraft, apparently a MiG-21 (fighter jet), which was approaching the Israeli side of the Golan, was shot down by a surface-to-air Patriot missile," the radio said. The wreckage of the aircraft landed on the Syrian-controlled side of the strategic plateau, it added.
  • The EU, US Gave Hamas the Reason to Fight to the Death

    08/26/2014 7:32:30 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 15 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | August 27, 2014 | Mark Langfan
    In Arab-Israeli wars, never assume that he who has a bigger army is the one actually winning the real war. There is no question that Israel has the bigger army in this war, but Hamas is winning. In close to two months of “calibrated” fighting, Israel is still helpless to stop Hamas from firing rockets, ceasefire or not. As for the Gaza PR war, the prime minister is too busy fighting with his ministers to realize Hamas has already won the world over by piling up bodies of dead Palestinian Arab children.
  • The U.S.-Israel Relationship Arrives at a Moment of Reckoning

    08/26/2014 4:34:35 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 13 replies ^ | AUGUST 26, 2014 | David Rothkopf
    Few people noticed that the Indian government came out in support of Israel in this war; social media in China was pro-Israel. It has developed strategic relations with both countries, and with Russia as well, that led Israel to absent itself from the vote of the U.N. General Assembly condemning Russia's annexation of Crimea. I think there's a sense in Israel, particularly on the right, that they can afford to be defiant of the United States. Israelis also sense a potential for a new alignment with Gulf Arab states that didn't exist before that is generated by their common interest...
  • Cabinet Was Split Over Ceasefire - But Netanyahu Accepted Anyway

    08/26/2014 12:17:56 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 17 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 8/26/2014 | Ari Soffer
    Ministers from Jewish Home, Yisrael Beytenu and even Likud opposed truce - but PM circumvented cabinet vote on a legal technicality. Roughly half the cabinet was opposed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to agree to an open-ended ceasefire with Hamas - but the decision was passed unilaterally by the PM anyway.
  • Netanyahu adamant about unilateral end to Gaza op, Channel 2 says

    08/02/2014 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 2 replies
    timesofisrael ^ | Aug 02-14 | staff
    Channel 2′s Udi Segal, reporting on the security cabinet decision overnight, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and colleagues now firmly set on unilateral end to the conflict in the next few days. He says Israel adamant that Hamas cannot be trusted in any ceasefire deal, and that it has to be deterred. He also says the US understands this, since the US also recognizes that the Hamas attack on Israeli troops in Rafah on Friday morning was a “spit in the eye” of the US and other mediators. Netanyahu will deliver a televised statement and take questions from the media...
  • Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

    07/30/2014 7:28:01 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 31, 2014 | Aron Heller and Tia Goldenberg
    Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government’s conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders’ moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks, the minority of local voices that do agonize over Gazans’ suffering are being silenced in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic debate.
  • Gazans to declare unilateral 3-day ceasefire

    07/29/2014 5:15:05 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 65 replies
    timesofisrael ^ | 07-29-14 | Staff
    According to senior PLO executive committee member Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Palestinians will declare a unilateral 72-hour ceasefire shortly.
  • My Outline for a Solution in Gaza (MK Moshe Feiglin)

    07/15/2014 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 15 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | July 15, 2014 | Moshe Feiglin
    Ultimatum – One warning from the Prime Minister of Israel to the enemy population, in which he announces that Israel is about to attack military targets in their area and urges those who are not involved and do not wish to be harmed to leave immediately. Sinai is not far from Gaza and they can leave. This will be the limit of Israel’s humanitarian efforts. Hamas may unconditionally surrender and prevent the attack. Attack – Attack the entire ‘target bank’ throughout Gaza with the IDF’s maximum force (and not a tiny fraction of it) with all the conventional means at...
  • It’s time for the gloves to come off

    04/25/2014 11:55:09 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 8 replies
    J-Wire ^ | April 24, 2014 | Gil Solomon
    The time has now arrived for the gloves to come off and for Israel to declare the Oslo Accords a tragic mistake .... Israel should finally take control of the Temple Mount, Judaism holiest site, where both Temples stood. It was an act of insanity for Israel to have allowed the Muslim Waqf to retain control of this holy site after the 1967 war. All this because of then Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan’s desire to be seen as magnanimous in victory.
  • Tiny swarm robots for microscale manufacturing

    04/23/2014 8:38:15 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 12 replies
    boingboing ^ | Mon, Apr 21, 2014 | David Pescovitz
    SRI International is creating coordinated systems of tiny ant-like robots that can build larger structures. The aim is a swarm of magnetically-controlled bugbots that could construct electronic devices, conduct chemistry for lab-on-a-chip applications, or do other micro scale manufacturing. It's part of the US Department of Defense's "Open Manufacturing" program.
  • U.S. Warns Egypt Against Executing Brotherhood Supporters

    03/25/2014 8:07:14 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 67 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 3/26/2014 | Elad Benari
    The United States warned Egypt on Tuesday that executing supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood may affect the aid that Washington provides to Cairo. Speaking one day after an Egyptian court sentenced 529 supporters of the movement to death, Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf called the sentencing "shocking."
  • BBC Imagine Who's Afraid of Machiavelli

    03/25/2014 5:51:30 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 11 replies
    BBC via Youtube ^ | Mar 25, 2014 | BBC
    With performances from Peter Capaldi, imagine. marks the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli's notorious book The Prince. Imagine Who's Afraid of Machiavell. This video has been recorded at the international conference on 'Machiavelli's The Prince: Five Centuries of History, Conflict, and Politics' at Brunel Unive. Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Nicolo Machiavelli's seminal work The Prince The BBC's Tim Wilcox discusses Machiavellian ideals vs modern Italian politics.
  • All the Wrong Moves in Crimea

    03/25/2014 3:25:30 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 10 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | March 24, 2014 | Avi Perry
    The present crisis in relations between Russia and the US is an unnecessary development borne out of erroneous moves by both sides to the latest conflict. The Crimean annexation by Russia should have been regarded as a win-win-win-win by all (Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, and US respectively) had the leaders of all countries-involved been thinking out of the box. But they have not. They have been bathing in cold-war hostility, and have seemed to enjoy the feeling and the euphoric enthusiasm that accusations, filled with hate-speech and hostile actions, are capable of generating.
  • RT's YouTube channel 'suspended', tech glitch likely to blame

    03/18/2014 2:12:27 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 7 replies
    Mar 18, 2014 ^ | RT staff
    RT’s YouTube channel, which in June last year reached 1 billion views to become the most-watched YouTube news channel in the world, experienced a shutdown of services on Tuesday, exactly two years after a similar incident. Viewers attempting to access the RT YT channel were denied access and told: “This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy against spam, gaming, misleading content, or other Terms of Service violations.”
  • International Obfuscated C Code Contest Winners Posted

    01/05/2014 1:29:47 AM PST · by Bobalu · 11 replies
    hackaday ^ | January 4, 2014 | Brian Benchoff
    One of the most impressive entries for this (last?) year’s contest is a tiny 8086 PC emulator/virtual machine written in only 4043 bytes of code. It’s a fully functional 80s-era PC emulator that can run vintage copies of AutoCAD, Windows, Lotus 1-2-3, and SimCity.
  • Report in Iran: Saudi Intelligence Head Met Mossad Chief

    12/08/2013 5:17:18 PM PST · by Bobalu · 17 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 12/9/2013 | Elad Benari
    The Iranian Fars news agency claimed in a report on Sunday that the head of the Saudi intelligence service recently met with several senior Israeli security officials, including the head of the Israeli Mossad. According to the report, the meeting took place in Geneva on November 27. Fars based its claims on a whistleblower with access to Saudi classified information
  • The camper that becomes a penthouse

    12/08/2013 5:01:17 PM PST · by Bobalu · 35 replies ^ | November 27, 2013 | Mark Wilson
    In between the menopausal robot and the almost-talking dog, The Jetsons painted a somewhat bleak vision of our future. Their saucer-like housing was placed atop giant hydraulics. Why? To lift a suburban family out of the ever-rising smog! That said, there was, and still is, an appeal to those floating condos, a certain aspirational quality that one’s humble dwelling could be a self-contained high rise.
  • Rep. Hunter: If Necessary, Nuke Iran

    12/05/2013 11:18:57 AM PST · by Bobalu · 25 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 12/5/2013 | Gil Ronen
    California Republican and member of the House Armed Services Committee, Duncan Hunter, joined C-SPAN’s Washington Journal Wednesday to discuss U.S.-Iranian policy, saying that the U.S. should use tactical nuclear devices rather than putting boots on the ground if it were ever to attack Iran.
  • Group Thinks Anonymity Should Be Baked Into the Internet Itself

    11/27/2013 9:12:38 AM PST · by Bobalu · 36 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | November 26, 2013 | David Talbot
    The Internet’s main engineers have asked the architects of Tor—networking software designed to make Web browsing private—to consider turning the technology into an Internet standard. If widely adopted, such a standard would make it easy to include the technology in consumer and business products ranging from routers to apps. This would, in turn, allow far more people to browse the Web without being identified by anyone who might be spying on Internet traffic. If the discussions bear fruit, it could lead to the second major initiative of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in response to the mass surveillance by...
  • Putting the Wolfram Language (and Mathematica) on Every Raspberry Pi

    11/24/2013 11:29:50 PM PST · by Bobalu · 6 replies
    Stephen Wolfram Blog ^ | November 21, 2013 | Stephen Wolfram
    Last week I wrote about our large-scale plan to use new technology we’re building to inject sophisticated computation and knowledge into everything. Today I’m pleased to announce a step in that direction: working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, effective immediately there’s a pilot release of the Wolfram Language—as well as Mathematica—that will soon be bundled as part of the standard system software for every Raspberry Pi computer.
  • Crypto-Gram Newsletter for November 15, 2013

    11/17/2013 8:29:36 AM PST · by Bobalu · 5 replies
    Crypto-Gram ^ | November 15, 2013 | Bruce Schneier
    Code Names for NSA Exploit Tools This is from a Snowden document released by "Le Monde": General Term Descriptions: HIGHLANDS: Collection from Implants VAGRANT: Collection of Computer Screens MAGNETIC: Sensor Collection of Magnetic Emanations MINERALIZE: Collection from LAN Implant OCEAN: Optical Collection System for Raster-Based Computer Screens LIFESAFER: Imaging of the Hard Drive GENIE: Multi-stage operation: jumping the airgap etc. BLACKHEART: Collection from an FBI Implant DROPMIRE: Passive collection of emanations using antenna CUSTOMS: Customs opportunities (not LIFESAVER) DROPMIRE: Laser printer collection, purely proximal access (***NOT*** implanted) DEWSWEEPER: USB (Universal Serial Bus) hardware host tap that provides COVERT link over...
  • Andy Kaufman's Brother Says Comedian is Alive, in Love and Has a Daughter

    11/14/2013 8:05:42 AM PST · by Bobalu · 45 replies
    hollywoodreporter ^ | 11/13/2013 | Seth Abramovitch
    He claims the "Taxi" star, who officially died of cancer in 1984, faked his own death "to get away from being Andy Kaufman." A mysterious woman's claims that she is the daughter of Andy Kaufman have helped to revive long-standing rumors -- fueled in life by Kaufman himself -- that the comedian may have faked his own death. The far-fetched admission, reported first by The Comic's Comic and Defamer, occurred Monday night at the Andy Kaufman Awards, held annually at the Gotham Comedy Club. The woman was introduced by Michael Kaufman, Andy's brother, who first explained how years ago he'd...
  • Time for Internet Engineers to Fight Back Against the “Surveillance Internet”

    11/06/2013 11:56:10 PM PST · by Bobalu · 14 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | November 6, 2013 | David Talbot
    Amid torrent of revelations that the NSA finds mass surveillance easy, the IETF ponders how to harden the Internet. Will the usually obscure Internet Engineering Task Force – that open-to-anyone group of engineers who design and keep the ‘net functioning – step up and fight back against mass surveillance? That possibility is now in the air, following a talk in Vancouver today by cryptographer Bruce Schneier (see “Bruce Schneier: NSA Spying is Making us Less Safe”). He laid partial responsibility of the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance on the IETF’s doorstep. “Fundamentally, surveillance is a business model of the Internet....
  • Pirates of the Caribbean, V2.0

    10/30/2013 6:40:21 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 11 replies
    Contrapositive Diary ^ | Oct 29th, 2013 | Jeff Duntemann
    I originally thought it was a hoax when I heard about it this past January. It sure sounded like one. But it’s for real: The World Trade Organization has given the otherwise unexceptional Caribbean nation of Antigua permission to sell US copyrighted content, without any payment to copyright owners.
  • Wayne Green, magazine pioneer, dies at 91

    09/16/2013 10:11:40 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 17 replies
    Monadnock Ledger-Transcript ^ | Monday, September 16, 2013 | Dave Anderson
    PETERBOROUGH — An iconic figure in the Peterborough publishing industry, Wayne Green, died Friday at the age of 91. A ham radio enthusiast who created 73 magazine in the early 1960s, he was one of the founders of Byte magazine, which eventually became the nation’s largest computer publication. After leaving Byte, he went on to found a number of other computing magazines, including Kilobaud (later called Microcomputing), 80-Micro, inCider, Hot CoCo and RUN before selling his company to IDG in the early 1980s and moving on to create magazines about music and cold fusion technology.
  • Take Back the Internet

    09/15/2013 6:29:23 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 21 replies ^ | September 15, 2013 | Bruce Schneier
    Take Back the Internet Government and industry have betrayed the Internet, and us. By subverting the Internet at every level to make it a vast, multi-layered and robust surveillance platform, the NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. The companies that build and manage our Internet infrastructure, the companies that create and sell us our hardware and software, or the companies that host our data: we can no longer trust them to be ethical Internet stewards. This is not the Internet the world needs, or the Internet its creators envisioned. We need to take it back. And by we, I...
  • NSA Leak Leaves Crypto-Math Intact but Highlights Known Workarounds

    09/10/2013 8:56:13 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 10 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | September 9, 2013 | Tom Simonite
    When a New York Times report appeared Thursday saying the National Security Agency had “circumvented or cracked much of the encryption” protecting online transactions, computer security professionals braced for news of breakthroughs undermining the fundamentals of their field. However, cryptography experts tell MIT Technology Review that a close reading of last week’s report suggests the NSA has not broken the underlying mathematical operations that are used to cloak online banking or e-mail. Instead, the agency appears to rely on a variety of attacks on the software used to deploy those cryptographic algorithms
  • Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts

    08/15/2013 3:37:21 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/14/2013 | Andy Greenberg
    An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of the question,” he says. “I don’t meet in person even with my closest advisors.” When I ask for his name and nationality, he’s so spooked that he refuses to answer any other questions and we lose contact for a month. All my communications with Roberts are routed exclusively through the messaging system and forums...
  • Assad: S-300 Missiles Already Here

    05/30/2013 4:30:33 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 29 replies ^ | 5/30/2013 | David Lev
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that despite the portrayal by the media of a deal for advanced missiles to be purchased from Russia as a future event, the fact is that Syria has already begun acquiring the S-300 missile system from Moscow.
  • Wanted for the Internet of Things: Ant-Sized Computers

    05/28/2013 11:56:58 PM PDT · by Bobalu
    MIT Technology Review ^ | May 29, 2013 | Tom Simonite
    If the Internet is to reach everywhere—from the pills you swallow to the shoes on your feet—then computers will need to get a whole lot smaller Freescale will start offering the KL02 along with some slightly larger microcontrollers, all with Wi-Fi integrated, later this year. redistributive chip packaging --- has been used for some years in defense systems
  • Chinese Physicists Measure Speed of “Spooky Action At a Distance”

    03/07/2013 11:41:49 PM PST · by Bobalu · 48 replies
    Physics arXiv Blog ^ | March 7, 2013 | Physics arXiv Blog
    Einstein railed against the possibility of spooky action at a distance because it violates relativity. Now Chinese physicists have clocked it traveling more than four orders of magnitude faster than light
  • Understanding North Korea and Iran

    02/28/2013 7:42:15 PM PST · by Bobalu · 14 replies ^ | February 26, 2013 | DR. PETER VINCENT PRY
    The West consistently and unwittingly cooperates with North Korea and Iran by underestimating the advancement, sophistication, and strategic implications of their nuclear weapon and missile programs. North Korea, during the successful test of its ICBM on December 12, 2012, orbited a satellite weighing 100 kilograms (about 200 pounds). One design of a Super-EMP warhead would be a modified neutron bomb, more accurately an Enhanced Radiation Warhead (ERW) because it produces not only many neutrons but also many gamma rays. As noted earlier, gamma rays cause the EMP effect. One U.S. ERW warhead (the W-82) deployed in NATO during the Cold...
  • Obama to Tell Netanyahu: No Surprise Attack on Iran

    02/10/2013 11:52:17 PM PST · by Bobalu · 35 replies ^ | 2/11/2013, 8:56 AM | Gil Ronen
    One of the goals of U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Israel is to deliver a message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, not to carry out any "military surprises" against Iran while the U.S. in engaged in negotiations with it.
  • Iraq PM 'Invites' Iran to Seize US Embassy in Baghdad

    02/09/2013 11:54:28 PM PST · by Bobalu · 42 replies ^ | 2/10/2013, 9:14 AM | Chana Ya'ar
    Iraq allegedly has agreed to allow 50,000 Iranian Basij militia troops into the country to help suppress riots against the government and seize Arab and other foreign embassies, including that of the United States. The two leaders allegedly agreed to allow the Basij forces to attack and occupy the foreign embassies considered hostile to Iran in Baghdad, and to detain their staffs.
  • Rockets Kill 5 Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

    02/09/2013 12:34:06 PM PST · by Bobalu · 7 replies ^ | 2/9/2013, 9:44 PM | Gil Ronen
    A report whose credibility is unclear says Iranian forces will enter Iraq to suppress rebellion, take over U.S. embassy. Katyusha rockets fired on a camp housing Iranian dissidents near Baghdad killed five members of the Iranian Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) opposition, Iraqi security officials said Saturday.
  • 8mm home movie of D-Day invasion (and beyond) by American soldier

    12/05/2012 1:42:27 PM PST · by Bobalu · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | Cpt. John Scillieri
    Filmed by my great-grandfather, Cpt. John Scillieri, who was the doctor for the 237th Engineer Combat Battalion. The 237th Engineers landed on Utah Beach, and went on to build bridges over both the Seine (26 Aug to 28 Aug 1944) and the Rhine (21 Mar 1945), witnessed the Saint Lo bombing, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge, among other things. Grandpa John was there, with camera in hand, to capture it all.
  • Report: Egypt Warned Israel that a Ground Op would End Peace

    11/22/2012 1:39:37 PM PST · by Bobalu · 13 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 11/22/2012, 9:54 PM | Gil Ronen
    Israel decided to refrain from a ground invasion of Gaza after it was warned that such a move could spell the end of the peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan, Channel 2 reported Thursday. According to the report, Mossad Head Tamir Pardo, who went to Cairo as Israel's representative in the contacts that preceded the ceasefire, was told in messages from Cairo and from Washington that the peaceful relations between Israel, Jordan and Egypt were at risk.
  • Netanyahu: Ground Campaign Might be Necessary After All

    11/22/2012 12:20:17 AM PST · by Bobalu · 9 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 11/22/2012, 9:59 AM | David Lev
    On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that Israel was accepting the U.S.-Egypt brokered cease-fire with Hamas, saying that it would “provide an opportunity for the situation to stabilize and become calmer.” But on his Facebook page Wednesday night, Netanyahu wrote that despite the cease-fire, “it may be necessary for us to conduct a major and harsh military campaign” against Hamas – and if such a campaign would become necessary, Israel would follow through. Netanyahu was responding to thousands of Facebook commenters who slammed him, along with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, for failing to fully...