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  • The good news and bad news of Obama giving up golf…

    10/24/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I vote he keeps golfing...
  • Destroy the ‘Islamic State’ [John Bolton]

    08/25/2014 6:01:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/25/2014 | John Bolton
    The recent military successes of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, and the ongoing disintegration of Iraq’s “central” government have created a strategic crisis for the United States. Barack Obama’s belated, narrow authorization to use military force against the Islamic State does not constitute a coherent response, let alone a comprehensive one. The president seems curiously inactive, even as American influence in the region collapses and, not coincidentally, his political-approval ratings suffer. From the outset of the Islamic State’s campaign, his policies have been haphazard and confused, especially the halting, timid decision to intervene militarily. And, based...
  • Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

    08/10/2014 10:10:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/09/14 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain — not destroy — the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian conflict, and whether airstrikes alone can stop the militants' momentum. Obama insists he will not send American ground troops back to Iraq after having withdrawn them in 2011, fulfilling a campaign promise. Still, even the limited airstrikes against the vicious insurgency show the president's conviction that the U.S. military cannot remain...
  • Dick Morris: 'I Wouldn't Be Surprised If Obama Resigned'

    08/02/2014 4:33:44 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 72 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/31/2014 | Dick Morris
    President Barack Obama has been criticized for continuing to headline political fundraisers while the country is facing so many crises, but veteran political commentator Dick Morris says the president doesn't seem to care if it hurts his image. "I think Obama has almost 'cashed-it-in' at far as that goes," Morris told Ed Berliner on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV Thursday. "I think he's removed, distracted, aloof," he said. "If I open the newspaper tomorrow and I learn that Obama resigned, I wouldn't be surprised," Morris added.
  • I Hope Bibi Turns Gaza Into a Ditch

    07/15/2014 3:26:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Of course it's a shame for civilians, alas they've become all but indistinguishable from actual Hamas members after mass brainwashing of the territory's youth, who are considered military assets... And it's those same ordinary Gazans that democratically elected martially-obsessed Islamists (w/ charter sworn to destroy Israel) to be their leaders in the first place- so you could say they have it coming...  Yeah, that's a bit harsh, and actually some in Gaza are also blaming Hamas for recent escalations, asking why they brought this retaliation/pending invasion upon them, and what exactly did they expect to gain from starting a battle they can't win...
  • USPS to Destroy ‘Just Move’ Stamp Series Over Safety Concerns

    10/08/2013 6:56:07 PM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies
    Postal Mag ^ | Tuesday, October 8, 2013
    With the Just Move! stamp issuance the U.S. Postal Service hoped to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity in achieving a healthy lifestyle. However, according to Linns Stamp News, the USPS will be destroying the entire press run after receiving concerns from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition over alleged “unsafe” acts depicted on three of the stamps...

    09/20/2013 8:26:38 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 27 replies
    Muslims block traffic in midtown Manhattan so they can pray for the coming Islamic Caliphate to destroy the USA as we know it
  • How Environmental Organizations Are Destroying The Environment

    06/26/2013 8:54:40 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 25JUN2013 | Willis Eschenbach
    The Washington Post reports: "During an April visit to the San Francisco home of billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer, who created a political action committee in March to target lawmakers supporting the Keystone pipeline, Obama noted that the issue of climate change “is near and dear” to Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor. “But — and I mentioned this to Tom and Kat and a few folks right before I came out here — the politics of this are tough,” Obama added, according to a White House transcript. “Because if you haven’t seen a raise in a decade; if...
  • Obama Inc Trying to Use Banks to Destroy Gun Manufacturers

    01/25/2013 8:21:44 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 42 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 1/25/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    There were fairly clear policy rules once upon a time. If you wanted to pass gun control, you would get up, use a bunch of kids as props and put in a Senate bill that would get the job done. That’s still being done, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Obama Inc. is consolidating control over the economy which puts its minions in the position of being able to make policy through economic pressure and policy. Under Socialism, you don’t have to pass a law, you just have to use your economic control to make the companies enforce...
  • Report: Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities

    12/25/2012 1:44:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/12 | Elad Benari
    The Muslim Waqf is continuing to destroy Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount in a direct violation of a ruling by the Supreme Court, a new report released Monday finds. The author of the report, archaeologist Tzachi Zweig-Devira, told Arutz Sheva that his report is based on a personal visit he made to the Temple Mount. At the eastern part of the Temple Mount, said Zweig-Devira, there is a pile of dirt and antiquities, which he documented the Waqf moving without supervision of an official from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). This, he said, is a direct violation of a...
  • ‘Destroy the idols,’ Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids

    11/12/2012 7:52:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11/12/2012 | By AL ARABIYA
    An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week. Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.” “All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues,” he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private channel, widely watched by...
  • The Ramifications of Congress's Internet Sales Tax

    08/02/2012 8:11:39 AM PDT · by 92nina · 42 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-01 | Kelly William Cobb
    [Yester]day the Senate Commerce Committee [held] a hearing to push for an Internet sales tax. This follows a similar effort by the House Judiciary Committee late last month. And while the Wall Street Journal ran a cover story recently claiming (somewhat misleadingly) that GOP governors are throwing in the low-tax towel and signing off on online sales taxes, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has an op-ed in the same pages today telling fiscal conservatives why they should do the opposite. So, what’s all this Internet tax talk about? The Senate’s Marketplace Fairness Act and House’s Marketplace Equity Act – currently the...
  • For the power to tax is the power to destroy

    06/30/2012 8:22:06 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 30, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In his Encyclical Letter Centesimus Annus, Pope John Paul II warned us that, "....totalitarianism arises out of a denial of truth in the objective sense. If there is no transcendent truth, in obedience to which man achieves his full identity, then there is no sure principle for guaranteeing just relations between people. Their self-interest as a class, group or nation would inevitably set them in opposition to one another. If one does not acknowledge transcendent truth, then the force of power takes over, and each person tends to make full use of the means at his disposal in order to...
  • George Soros-funded groups wage war against Catholic Church

    06/19/2012 10:32:22 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 19, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012George Soros-funded groups advancing a corroding and ambiguous pluralism to destroy the Catholic Church By now you may have heard about the group Faith in Public Life, which is funded by one-time Nazi collaborator and atheist billionaire George Soros, and its plan to wage war against the Catholic Church and her Bishops. Another Soros-funded group, Sojourners, which is headed up by Jim Wallis, promotes the New Age Globalist Earth Charter which seeks to replace the Ten Commandments and dismantle the Roman Catholic Church. Sojourners has an article at its website written by Christian Piatt. In this article,...
  • Recovered firearms to be destroyed

    03/29/2012 10:02:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 28 March, 2012 | NA
    TOLEDO, Ohio (WUPW) - Nearly 150 firearms recovered over the past six months in Toledo will soon be melted down at a foundry. "They vary anywhere from little Derringers all the way to assault rifles," said Toledo police spokesman Sgt. Joe Heffernan. "It's a little collection of things that we've obtained through search warrants, and traffic stops. Some people just have a firearm they don't want anymore. They'll turn it in to us to have it destroyed."
  • Report: DHS Expels 2 Brits From America Over ‘Destroy America’ Tweet

    01/30/2012 11:27:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/30/12 | Buck Sexton
    Two British tourists were kicked out of America after joking on Twitter that they were going to “destroy America” and “dig up Marilyn Monroe,’”according to the Daily Mail. DHS Expels Two Brits From America Over Joking Tweet: Report After landing in Los Angeles International Airport with his friend Emily Bunting, authorities detained and handcuff Leigh Van Bryan, 26, who was then moved into a guarded cell for 12 hours as a result of the offending tweet. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) flagged Bryan as a potential threat after he tweeted out to friends the following message about his Hollywood...
  • Triple Lutz Report--Maryland Becoming Millionaire Free Zone

    12/05/2011 12:44:07 PM PST · by appeal2 · 10 replies ^ | 12-5-2011 | Kerry Lutz
    Millionaire taxes wind up costing everyone more. Jay Hancock of the Baltimore Sun cannot understand why the State of Maryland is rapidly becoming devoid of the dreaded Millionaire. He can't fathom why a little thing like a 25% increase in Millionaire income taxes could possibly encourage wealthy citizens to flee the State for more Millionaire friendly climes. And Hancock is part of the problem. He, like his state's leadership, doesn't understand that self-employed high networth citizens are fleeing high tax jurisdictions all over the country. California, New York, New Jersey, Massachussets, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Illinois are all seeing these people...
  • Obama now accused of destroying U.S. economy ... on purpose!

    10/24/2011 7:10:37 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 44 replies
    WND ^ | 10/24/2011
    Ya think?? NEW YORK – A new book released today documents how President Obama and progressive Democrats are deliberately overloading the U.S. financial system, using socialist designs to remake the economy. "Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America" by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott unearths the radical origins of Obama's major economic legislation and policies, including the 2009 "stimulus" and health-care law. The book, with nearly 1,500 endnotes, documents how these radicals aim to remake the American financial system with massive government control. "Red Army" contains a number of other major scoops while exposing...
  • #OccupyChicago Joins ‘Destroy Israel’ Anti-war, Anti-America ‘Peace’ March

    10/15/2011 10:03:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/14/11 | Rebel Pundit
    In our continuing coverage from last Saturday’s anti-war protest and march organized by the left-wing ANSWER Coalition, Code Pink, and the Gay Liberation Network, we have more alarming video to share. Alarming, but not surprising, given our footage of the same groups’ joint demonstration last March. Organizers and protesters from Occupy Chicago joined these groups and provided support to last Saturday’s anti-war gathering. The protest carried a strong anti-Israel/anti-America message, a theme that both served as a rallying cry for the day and, more ominously, a call to action for the organization of massive
  • Obama’s Environmentalists Destroy Marine Environment

    06/24/2011 10:10:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 6/24/11 | Humberto Fontova
    The most prolific marine ecosystem on earth is being systematically destroyed on orders of the U.S. Department of the Interior.(snip)Dept. of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last September 15, “We are notifying offshore operators of their legal responsibility to decommission and dismantle their facilities when production is completed.”Dismantling their production platforms could cost oil operators “$6 billion to $18 billion in lost future production,” according to a report by Mark Kaiser and Allan Pulsipher of the Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies. The federal government, however, is unmoved by such projections. Production? Costs? Profits?—come on!
  • Undermining America, Promoting Radicalism is what George Soros is all about.

    11/12/2010 12:46:05 PM PST · by STD · 18 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 11/12/10 | self
    Undermining America and promoting radicalism is what Soros is all about. “The system we have now has actually broken down, only we haven’t quite recognized it and so you need to create a new one and this is the time to do it,” Soros told the Financial Times last year. In an interview with Der Spiegel in 2008 Soros said European-style socialism “is exactly what we need now. I am against market fundamentalism. I think this propaganda that government involvement is always bad has been very successful – but also very harmful to our society.”
  • Soro's Funds J Street (Anti-Islaeli Activist Group)

    11/11/2010 5:38:44 PM PST · by STD · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Israel matzav ^ | 09/25/2010 | Eli Lake
    Soro's Destabilizing Israel as well as the USA Here's another million plus pumped into the war against democracy. 09/25/2010 George Soro's spent World War II confiscating Jewish property on behalf of the Nazis, and then rationalized it by saying "someone had to do it," a significant source of funds for the 'pro-Israel, pro-peace' J Street according to an article in Friday's Washington Times (which unfortunately did not go online until after the Sabbath started here) by Eli Lake.
  • Democrats Want to Destroy Fiorina and Angle

    06/11/2010 1:16:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 796+ views
    human events ^ | 6/11/10 | Roger Hedgecock
    Carly Fiorina overcame a competitive field to decisively win the California Republican Senate primary election, earning the right to compete against incumbent Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer in the November election. Sharron Angle came from way behind to win decisively in the Nevada Republican primary election, earning the right to compete against incumbent Democrat Sen. Harry Reid in November. What is not yet publicly known is the scorched-earth negative campaigns already beginning against both of these Republican women.
  • Some Friday Fun With Graphics

    03/12/2010 9:17:12 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 3 replies · 588+ views ^ | 3/12/10 | Jesus Diaz
  • 10 Steps To Destroying American Society

    02/01/2010 9:50:03 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies · 1,958+ views
    1.Rewrite the Constitution and break down its firewalls through Judicial and Bureaucratic fiat. 2.Concentrate all meaningful power in the Federal Government. 3.Suppress and Repress the Individual by attacking his Unalienable Rights through laws and constant torment. 4.Eliminate Private Property through Confiscatory Taxation and Regulation and wage constant war against Business Enterprises and Entrepreneurs.
  • 'He will destroy the Democratic party'

    09/22/2009 4:21:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies · 3,204+ views ^ | Sept. 22, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    This Washington Post story captures the stark divide over Afghanistan, with a unified military command on the one side — including McChrystal, Mullen, and Petraeus — and a president who is not sure he wants to follow through on "the counterinsurgency strategy he set in motion six months ago" on the other. There's this anonymous quote from one observer: "He can send more troops and it will be a disaster and he will destroy the Democratic party. Or he can send no more troops and it will be a disaster and the Republicans will say he lost the war." Isn't...
  • Obama as Destroyer? (Socialism isn't the goal, it is the tool)

    08/11/2009 8:55:20 PM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 31 replies · 699+ views
    Vanity | 8-11-2009 | LegendHasIt
    The following poster I at first did it just because of several requests, because it is a direct quote from the Batman movie that inspired the original artwork.But the more I think about it, the more convinced that it is probably at the root, the most accurate.  To 0bama, socialism isn't a GOAL...  It is merely a tool to be used in reaching his ultimate goal, destruction of the world that has always rejected him, yet used him as a tool: Think about it:  Such an attitude perfectly fits with his whole upbringing:  Half  'black',  half white racially, with probably...
  • Video: The (Vaguely Disturbing) Death of a Clunker

    08/01/2009 8:06:56 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 32 replies · 1,114+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | August 1, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    In a normal world, you take your trade-in to the dealer, he buys it from you, and then he resells it at the auto auction. It is the most efficient allocation of resources for the product. In this case, the government buys your trade-in and, instead of using it for its full value, it destroys the vehicle. Don't get me wrong, I won't stay awake at night worrying about inanimate objects, but there seems to be something unsettling about this state sanctioned "autocide."
  • Cash for Clunkers: How to destroy an engine (& a nation)

    07/31/2009 7:18:45 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 49 replies · 3,001+ views
    Cash for Clunkers: How to destroy an engine. ^ | Right Now | Me, Myself and I
    Why are we destroying perfectly good tools as a nation with this "Cash for Clunkers" program? Here is a video on what they do to the vehicles that are traded in for this program. Here's a description from the video site: This is a video document showing how to seize an engine under the Cash for Clunkers program...After draining the engine oil the vehicle is filled with approximately two-three quarts of salt/water/silica mix. The vehicle is then started and ran till the engine seizes. Enjoy! I drive a 20 year old car that I love. (Sure it's bluebook value may...
  • Conservative Democrats break ranks on health care

    07/10/2009 8:52:38 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 25 replies · 1,592+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 07/10/2009 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday acknowledged the tough going for his health care overhaul in Congress but rejected the notion the legislation is doomed if lawmakers fail to act by August. "I never believe anything is do or die," Obama said. "We're closer to that significant reform than at any time in recent history," Obama told reporters at a news conference in Italy. "That doesn't make it easy. It's hard. And we are having a whole series of constant negotiations." Conservative Democrats are demanding significant changes before they will support a sweeping health care overhaul, forcing the House...
  • Obama..Just doing what he thinks is best or his mission to "destroy"?

    05/11/2009 7:29:56 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 46 replies · 1,535+ views
    Me | 5/11/2009 | Lets456
    We were out on my friend's back porch the other night. Unfortunately, discussion led into politics. During our discussion we all agreed that this administration is making A LOT of bad decisions. However, we started to discuss if the Obama administration were just a bunch of people doing what they thought was BEST for the country. I said, "No, I believe this group knows exactly what they are doing and it's to take control of this country and take all the wealth....they are doing this intentionally". Well, it got a bit heated and my buddy kept saying that they were...
  • The reason the left must destroy the USA The reason the left must destroy the USA

    04/25/2009 8:20:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 40 replies · 1,591+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | April 25, 2009 | Sher Zieve
    By Sher Zieve In order for global (AKA "one world") government (AKA "rule") to come into being, the United States of America must be destroyed. The USA and its Constitution are far too dangerous to the totalitarian Left for it to allow the country to continue its existence. For many years now, I have included in my Bio "if Leftists ran the country (and left to their own inane devices), it would be the end of the United States as a sovereign nation." Unfortunately and tragically, I was — and still am — correct.
  • Cap-and-Trade: All Pain, No Gain

    04/20/2009 3:19:34 PM PDT · by pleikumud · 17 replies · 951+ views
    Roll Call ^ | April 20, 2009 | By Margo Thorning
    Waxman-Markey. Higher energy prices. Lost jobs. Strained household income. Minimal environmental benefits. Lose-lose. Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) recently introduced well-intended legislation meant to curb greenhouse gases, but the legislation will carry a high price tag, including slowed economic growth and reduced U.S. employment and gross domestic product. The payoff for a steep economic cost: very little, in environmental terms. While it is understandable that elected leaders wish to address climate, there is little doubt the bill’s cap-and-trade scheme would end up costing consumers and employers. A joint analysis from the American Council for Capital Formation and...
  • Government Destroys Once Fired Brass Cases

    03/16/2009 5:17:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies · 5,253+ views
    MSSA ^ | 13 March, 2009 | Gary Marbut
    From: KTO To: undisclosed-recipients Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 2:31 PM Subject: [Fwd: More ammo problems - Action Needed] Dear MSSA Friends, Another serious problem has just been created to add to the critical ammo shortage in the U.S. Read my letter to Senator Max Baucus about this below. An agency of the Department of Defense has just directed that all military fired brass must be destroyed. I highly recommend that you send emails to U.S. Senators Baucus and Tester, and to Montana's lone Congressman Rehberg, asking them to get immediately onto fixing this. FYI, Baucus is Chairman of the...
  • Obama team sees stimulus advancing health reform

    02/14/2009 9:17:13 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 32 replies · 703+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 02/14/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is using the economic stimulus package to show it has made serious progress on the president's health agenda, perhaps softening the blow if Congress fails to comprehensively address the issue this year. In the legislation passed late Friday, Congress approved spending about $19 billion over the coming years on electronic health records and an additional $1.1 billion on research comparing which treatments work best for a particular disease. Also, the bill sets aside about $1 billion for a "prevention and wellness fund." About $300 million of that money would provide additional immunizations. Most of the...
  • Gore: Earth in 'grave danger'

    01/28/2009 9:46:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,447+ views
    Gore: Earth in 'grave danger' Tom LoBianco (Contact) UPDATED: Former Vice President Al Gore told lawmakers Wednesday morning that the earth is in "grave danger" and that the nation must break its dependence on oil. Mr. Gore said Congress must pass a cap and trade bill and increase tax breaks for renewable energy sources before going before the U.N. climate change conference this December to negotiate new carbon-reduction benchmarks. "Climate change will be increasingly central to our foreign policy and national security, and it will be a focal point of this committee's efforts as well," said Sen. John Kerry, the...
  • Army Destroys Last Landmine Containing VX Nerve-Agent Munitions

    12/30/2008 3:44:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 820+ views
    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Dec. 30, 2008 – The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency destroyed the last landmine in its stockpiles containing VX nerve-agent munitions Dec. 24 at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Anniston, Ala. "We have reached a truly remarkable milestone following more than five years of deliberate, but careful, operations,” Timothy K. Garrett, ANCDF site project manager, said. “All nerve-agent munitions -- those containing GB and those containing VX -- have been safely processed." CMA personnel and contractors have destroyed the VX munitions at six disposal sites: Anniston, Ala.; Umatilla, Ore.; Newport, Ind.; Pine Bluff,...
  • If Aliens Decided to Destroy Humanity, Could We Blame Them? [remake: The Day The Earth Stood Still]

    12/15/2008 8:15:41 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 1,016+ views
    Friday was the opening of The Day the Earth Stood Still starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly; it’s director Scott Derrickson’s remake of the 1951 Robert Wise classic. The previous Friday witnessed our panel discussion at Caltech about how science intersected with the film. Reviews thus far (of both the movie and the panel) have been mixed; personally, I thoroughly enjoyed the panel and thought the movie rose to the level of “pretty good.” (Lost amidst the excitement of aliens and CGI was the excellent acting in the film, including a great performance by Jaden Smith in the role of...
  • U.S., Afghan Troops Kill 20 in Pakistan

    09/03/2008 1:18:48 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 23 replies · 129+ views
    Washington Post Foreign Service ^ | Wednesday, September 3, 2008; 10:16 AM | Candace Rondeaux
    ISLAMABAD, Sept. 3 -- At least 20 people were killed in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday after U.S. and Afghan troops crossed from Afghanistan to pursue Taliban insurgents in an early morning attack that marked the first known instance in which U.S. forces conducted an operation on Pakistani soil. The arrival of three U.S. helicopters in the village of Musa Nika, clearly inside the Pakistani border, drew a sharp response from Pakistani officials. "We strongly object to the incursion of ISAF troops on Pakistani territory," said Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, chief spokesman for the Pakistani military. According to Pakistani military and...
  • Coalition forces destroy Al-Qaeda in Iraq safe haven, financing

    06/29/2008 9:21:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 57+ views
    BAGHDAD – Coalition forces destroyed an al-Qaeda in Iraq safe haven when they seized money, destroyed weapons and detained nine suspected terrorists during two operations in the Tigris River Valley ending June 26. Reporting indicates al-Qaeda in Iraq operatives used the area to build car bombs, facilitate foreign terrorists and provide safe haven for key leaders. During patrols near Tikrit, about 160 kilometers north of Baghdad, Coalition forces discovered a weapons cache that included firearms, more than 3,500 rounds of ammunition and bomb components. During the two-day mission, a patrol near Samarra, about 110 kilometers north of Baghdad, located six...
  • Commander Says al-Qaida ‘Virtually Destroyed’ in Kirkuk

    05/12/2008 5:00:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 84+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 12, 2008 – Violence in Iraq’s Kirkuk province has dropped by 70 percent, and coalition and Iraqi forces have “virtually destroyed” al-Qaida in Iraq in the region, the commander of the U.S. brigade combat team in the area said today. Video Army Col. David Paschal, commander of 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, said that as security improves in the strategic northern province, changes are happening in the economy and in governance that help cement the security progress in place. Four developments have helped the battle against insurgents in the Rhode Island-sized province of 1.5 million, Paschal told...
  • Forces Kill Insurgents, Destroy Enemy Infrastructure, Weapons in Afghanistan

    02/24/2008 12:18:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 57+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2008 – Afghan and coalition forces have killed enemy combatants and destroyed insurgents’ infrastructure and weapons in Afghanistan in recent days, military officials said. Coalition troops searched compounds in the Kajaki district of Helmand province yesterday for a Taliban leader responsible for conducting antigovernment operations in the area, military officials said. During the two operations, coalition forces were attacked by insurgents using small arms and hand grenades. Troops retaliated, killing an unspecified number of enemy combatants. “While coalition forces conducted a search of the building during one operation, armed assailants who were barricaded in separate rooms engaged...
  • Troops in Iraq Kill Nine, Capture 56, Destroy Terrorist Hideouts

    02/19/2008 4:22:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 173+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2008 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed nine suspected terrorists, detained 56 others and destroyed terrorist safe havens and training grounds in Iraq over the past four days, military officials said. In Iraq today: -- Coalition forces southeast of Samarra detained two suspected terrorists, including an alleged leader of the al Qaeda in Iraq network in Jalam who is linked to kidnappings and terrorist financing. The suspect allegedly arranges meetings between senior leaders from Tigris River Valley terrorist networks. -- Troops nabbed two suspects during an operation in Mosul targeting an alleged senior leader for the al...
  • U.S. Troops Discover, Destroy al-Qaida Tunnel Network

    12/17/2007 4:26:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 128+ views
    BAGHDAD — A network of underground tunnels near Iskandariyah used by al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) to store weapons, hide fighters and launch attacks against U.S. forces was discovered and subsequently destroyed by Coalition forces, Dec. 16. It was the first known find of a tunnel system in the Multi-National Division – Center area. Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division found the tunnels as they were searching an area northwest of Iskandariyah, along the Euphrates River. Immediately prior, they discovered a cache of improvised explosive device (IED) components and...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Destroy Taliban Heroin Lab

    08/27/2007 4:54:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 232+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2007 – Afghan and coalition forces teamed up to defeat a group of Taliban insurgents protecting a heroin laboratory in Helmand province yesterday, officials reported. Afterward, the Taliban launched a mortar attack against innocent civilians living almost a dozen kilometers north of the destroyed lab. The attack on the civilians came about an hour after Afghan and coalition forces bested an insurgent force, which was later determined to be guarding a large heroin lab. Both attacks followed a night of fighting between insurgents and Afghan and coalition troops. A number of insurgents were killed in the firefights....
  • Iraqis Destroy Terrorist Safe House (Guess it wasn't that SAFE!)

    08/22/2007 4:52:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 408+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2007 – Iraqi army scouts accompanied by U.S. special operations forces destroyed a suspected weapons cache and insurgent safe house yesterday in a helicopter assault. Other operations across Iraq have led to the capture of enemy fighters and weapons caches. Yesterday’s raid targeted a residence near Karmah suspected of being used by foreign fighters and al Qaeda in Iraq terrorists. Multiple secondary explosions indicated munitions were stored there. “The destruction of this target and weapons cache will send a clear message to insurgents that Iraqi army and coalition forces are intent on preventing any safe havens for...
  • Soldiers seize, destroy bomb factory

    06/13/2007 4:30:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 297+ views
    U.S. Army Spc. Marquis Dawkins, an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, surveys more than 120 five-gallon cans of nitric acid, a component used to make bombs, discovered at a bomb-making “factory” in Baghdad’s East Rashid District Monday. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ben Washburn, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers seized a bomb-making factory along with a large weapons cache while on patrol in eastern Rashid District here Monday.Troops from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment and Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry,...
  • Aides to Bush told not to destroy e-mails

    03/26/2007 7:53:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,134+ views ^ | 3/26/07 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    The Republican National Committee and chairman of George W. Bush?s 2004 campaign have been ordered to preserve all e-mails related to White House business because they might be relevant to multiple congressional investigations. Henry Waxman, Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee, said in letters to the RNC and the former head of the 2004 Bush/Cheney campaign that congressional investigations revealed that White House officials had used non-governmental e-mail accounts controlled by the RNC and the 2004 campaign for business. In some cases uncovered in the probe involving Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist jailed for corruption, White House officials used...
  • Iraqi Army, Coalition Soldiers Destroy Suspected Training Site

    01/31/2007 4:36:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Daniel Bearl
    The mission, dubbed Operation Clean Sweep, was conducted in response to a report by air crew members of a suspicious area. By Spc. Daniel Bearl 25th Combat Aviation Brigade TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2007 — In a roar of rotor blades and a blast of small rocks and dust, UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters dropped a group of Iraqi and Coalition soldiers in a damp field in Northern Iraq. "I just enjoy being able to work with the dog, get him out here and find the stuff and get it out of here so it can’t injure other soldiers," Staff Sgt. Jason...
  • Israel Develops Laser to Destroy Roadside Bombs

    11/08/2006 7:40:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies · 1,436+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Nov 08, '06 | Ezra HaLevi
    The Israeli Armament Development Authority (Rafael) has developed a laser system to diffuse destroy roadside bombs, which have killed hundreds of US and Israeli soldiers in Iraq and Lebanon. Rafael, together with American defense contractor General Dynamics have produced and deployed the system, which is called Thor. It uses the concentrated energy of a high-powered laser to clear unexploded bombs and improvised explosive devices. "The directed energy from the laser may also be used to ignite combustible materials, as a standoff cutting torch, and for other combat purposes," General Dynamics said in a statement about the project ahead of US...