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  • SC: Victims takes Robbers Gun, finds Gun was Stolen

    09/13/2014 6:14:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I have read thousands of stories of citizens fighting criminals, and usually winning, especially if they are armed.   In very rare cases, the criminal takes a weapon from an armed citizen.   It seems to be a bit more common for a citizen to take a weapon from the criminal.   It makes sense when you consider that the citizen has a lot more to lose than the criminal.  Criminals, by their actions, have shown that they have no concern for the rights of others, so a victim has reason to fear for their life.   Most citizens...
  • TX:Victim Attempts Disarm, is Shot in Foot

    03/25/2014 8:15:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    While it appears that victims are generally better at disarming criminals, than criminals are at disarming victims, it is a very dangerous business that should not be attempted lightly.  From Houston, 14news.com: Henderson Police say the suspect tried to rob the victim at gunpoint, but the victim fought back and tried to get the gun. Police say the gun went off during the struggle and the victim was shot in the foot. It is possible that being shot in the foot was an acceptable trade-off.  There is not enough in the story to determine if that were so, and it is a subjective judgment....
  • This Is Why Most Military Personnel Aren’t Armed on Military Bases — and It’s Not Clinton’s Fault

    09/17/2013 3:03:33 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 65 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    <p>Monday’s deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has renewed interest in why most military personnel are forbidden from carrying firearms on military bases. In the aftermath, some have pointed fingers at former President Bill Clinton, but is he really to blame?</p> <p>Not according to what we found.</p>
  • AZ:Followup: Deputies who Demanded Man in Desert Disarm, Refused to ID, Acted like Drug Runners

    08/21/2013 6:18:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    More details emerge about the case in Arizona where deputies refused to ID themselves and demanded that a citizen disarm. Several questions were brought up on Gun Watch that seemed deliberately ignored in the original stories.  Now we have some of the answers. First question, was the vehicle a marked sheriff department vehicle or was it unmarked? From an AP story on Yahoo: According to court records, the deputy and his partner stopped their vehicle, then flashed their headlights and honked their horn, a common practice used by law enforcement to trick drug smugglers into thinking the car is...
  • UT:Burglar Disarms Hownowner, then runs

    08/14/2013 7:45:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A rare event, but it does happen.  It seems more common for a citizen to disarm an attacker, and to use their firearm against them.  Criminals face legal sanctions, while the law protects homeowners defending themselves.  From deseretnews.com: KEARNS — A homeowner confronted a burglar Tuesday and fired a shot at him, but the burglar took away his weapon and ran off, police say. (snip) "The suspect tries to get up and leave, the homeowner tells him, 'No.' They get into an altercation," Richardson said. A fight ensued with the homeowner ending up on his back and the alleged...
  • Boston residents ordered to 'shelter in place' amid massive manhunt (the new 'duck and cover')

    04/19/2013 6:32:10 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 57 replies
    Newsday ^ | 4/19/2013 | AP
    Patrick said Boston residents should stay home and "shelter in place."
  • Obama to Renew Drive for Cuts in Nuclear Arms (ours)

    02/10/2013 9:28:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 10, 2013 | DAVID E. SANGER
    President Obama will use his State of the Union speech on Tuesday to reinvigorate one of his signature national security objectives — drastically reducing nuclear arsenals around the world — after securing agreement in recent months with the United States military that the American nuclear force can be cut in size by roughly a third. -snip But Mr. Obama, according to an official who was involved in the deliberations, “believes that we can make pretty radical reductions — and save a lot of money — without compromising American security in the second term. And the Joint Chiefs have signed off...
  • Obama administration embraces major new cut in nuclear weapons

    02/08/2013 5:03:03 AM PST · by Monty22002 · 48 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/8/13 | Jeffrey Smith
    WASHINGTON -- Senior Obama administration officials have agreed that the number of nuclear warheads the U.S. military deploys could be cut by at least a third without harming national security, according to those involved in the deliberations. Such a reduction would open the door to billions of dollars in military savings, which might ease the federal budget deficit. It also would improve prospects for a new arms deal with Russia before President Barack Obama leaves office, those involved said, but it’s likely to draw fire from conservatives, if previous debate on the issue is any guide.
  • San Diego Police Chief: We Can Disarm Americans Within a Generation

    01/28/2013 3:08:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/13 | AWR Hawkins
    San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne is fully supportive of the Obama/Feinstein gun grab, and says if lawmakers play it right Americans can be completely disarmed within "a generation." Lansdowne has gone on record saying: "I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has. I think it's courageous with the politics involved in this process. [And] I think it's going to eventually make the country safer." He made it clear that it may take "a generation," but new laws could eventually take all guns off the streets. This is quite a departure from other...
  • 2013: Resist or Disarm. Start deciding now what form your resistance will take.

    01/04/2013 3:04:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    "The meek, he had been told, would inherit the earth, but only when the last soldier left it to them in his will." -- Captain Richard Sharpe, in Sharpe's Company by Bernard Cornwell, Chapter 10. Sebastian, the ultimate pragmatist, has presented his read on the bills now entered, or about to be entered, into Congress: "We have a lot of work to do on the magazine issue. Most people, at this point, even pundits and elites, know the “assault weapons” issue is a crock of shit. The magazine issue is a different story." I left this comment on his blog...
  • Pair disarms police officer during Cocke County bank robbery (TN)

    12/26/2012 6:45:16 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 16 replies
    Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | December 26, 2012 | Hayes HIckman
    Two suspects, one armed with an "assault-type rifle," robbed a Cocke County bank and disarmed a responding police officer at gunpoint before making their escape this afternoon, authorities said. The robbery was reported about 3 p.m. at the Tennessee State Bank, 107 Epley Road, in Newport, according to Marshall Stone, supervisory agent with the FBI's Knoxville division. A nearby Newport Police Department officer was the first to respond to the holdup alarm, entering the bank while both suspects, dressed in black, still were inside, said Newport Police Chief Maurice Shults.
  • (San Diego, CA) Gun Owners Give Up Weapons for Groceries

    12/21/2012 3:03:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | December 21, 2012 | Fox 5 News Staff
    Gun owners give up weapons for groceries SAN DIEGO — Gun owners had a chance to exchange weapons for Friday morning. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the United African American Ministerial Action Council held another installment of their “Guns for Gift Cards” program from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tubman/Chavez Multicultural Center in Valencia Park. The program allows people to turn in working-condition guns, no questions asked, in exchange for monetary vouchers redeemable at area grocery stores. Shotguns and rifles bring $50 credit each, while pistols and assault-type weapons fetch $100 apiece. Participants must place the weapons,...
  • Obama Disarms America – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!(video)

    02/20/2012 8:54:50 AM PST · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 2/20/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how we must fight Obama’s nuclear cuts. Don’t let Obama disarm America!
  • Hizbullah Rejects UN Demand to Disarm

    01/14/2012 3:19:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    Lebanon-based Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah has rejected a call by visiting United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his terrorist organization to disarm, saying "The resistance is here to stay." Ban told a news conference Friday after meeting with Lebanese leaders, "I am deeply concerned about the military capacity of Hizbullah and... the lack of progress in disarmament," referring to the requirement for the terrorist group to disarm set forth in the ceasefire agreement with Israel that ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Instead, Hizbullah has increased its weapons arsenal to a level beyond that which it had prior to the...
  • Obama Turns His Attention to Gun Control

    03/15/2011 8:29:23 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 25 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 03-15-11 | J.D. Longstreet
    For a President seeking a second term, Obama continues to act as though he really intends to be a one-term President. He is the most “tone-deaf” of any president in recent memory when it comes to hearing what the people of America are shouting at the top of their lungs. We are all familiar with the expression about Social Security being the “third-rail of politics.” One touch and you are dead. There is truth to that. But – there is another “untouchable” for a President of the US – and Obama just grabbed it with both hands. The right of...
  • Obama: Senate must vote START before holidays

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pressed the US Senate in an interview broadcast Friday to approve a landmark nuclear arms control pact with Russia before wrapping up for the year-end holidays. And White House spokesman Robert Gibbs predicted the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) would easily win ratification, as a pair of swing-vote Republican lawmakers announced they would back the accord. "The START treaty is something that I absolutely think has to get done before Congress leaves for Christmas vacation," the president told National Public Radio in an exchange recorded Thursday. "It needs to get done." "We're going to...
  • The Conspicuous Absence of U.S. Allies at Obama Nuke Summit

    04/12/2010 8:56:59 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies · 1,095+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-10 | Mike's America
    Why do so many of our friends and allies have a problem with Obama?With leaders of over 40 countries attending, Obama's two day pow wow on nukes and terrorism will be the largest gathering of world leaders in the U.S. since Franklin Roosevelt invited world leaders to form the United Nations in 1945. The big show, starting Monday, will be a lead news item. But more interesting than an empty summit with little to no practical value is the list of friends and allies who will not be attending. Chief on the list are leaders from Israel, Australia, Great Britain...
  • They Must Take Away Our Guns!

    11/04/2009 5:10:27 AM PST · by JosephJames · 18 replies · 1,445+ views
    Catholic Prophecy Today ^ | 2009 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    When Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, the forward assault troops were ordered to attack and take control of the local police station as a first priority. Poland had a very liberal version of the 2nd Amendment (fashioned after the US Constitution) but the citizens who owned handguns and long guns were required to register their names, addresses and list of weapons with the local police station. So the problem for the German army was pretty well solved by the registration process. YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN HERE! WELL, HERE IT COMES!!! Gun control by secrecy! If you...
  • Top Nigerian militant leaders disarm under amnesty

    10/03/2009 4:14:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 349+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/09 | Joel Olatunde Agoi
    PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (AFP) – Three top Nigerian militant leaders in the volatile oil hub of the Niger Delta gave up their weapons along with thousands of fighters on Saturday under a government amnesty. A senior commander of the main armed group MEND surrendered his weapons in the oil city of Port Harcourt, on the eve of the expiry date of the amnesty extended to rebels who have wrought havoc on Nigeria's oil industry in recent years. "I Farah Dagogo, overall field commander for the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) accepts together with field commanders in...
  • Manatee County(FL) gun buyback event proves popular

    09/19/2009 8:50:27 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 21 replies · 1,153+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 19 SEP 2009 | SARAH HOYE
    BRADENTON - The Manatee County Sheriff's Office ran out of money, and fast, during their gun buyback event today. "I'm amazed, quite honestly," said Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube. "People were lined up well before we started." The Manatee County Sheriff's Office allotted $10,000 for today's program. Shortly after the program started at 4 p.m. deputies were out of cash, Steube said. Officials held a similar gun buyback event in July where they purchased some 77 guns, Steube said. Within the first 20 minutes, deputies had more than 100 guns, he said, and were left scrambling for more money to...
  • Feds Undercut Civilian Supply of Ammunition (UPDATE POST 68!)

    03/17/2009 7:47:08 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 72 replies · 5,496+ views
    WorldnetDaily.com ^ | Drew Zahn | Drew Zahn
    A recent government policy change has taken a bite out of the nation's already stressed ammunition supply, leaving arms dealers scrambling to find bullets for private gun owners. Georgia Arms is a company that for the last 15 years has been purchasing fired brass shell casings from the Department of Defense and private government surplus liquidators. The military collects the discarded casings from fired rounds, then sells them through liquidators to companies like Georgia Arms that remanufacture the casings into ammunition for the law enforcement and civilian gun owner communities. But earlier this month, Georgia Arms received a canceled order,...
  • Disarm Surrender Defeat

    10/27/2008 1:07:47 PM PDT · by Pagan Power · 1 replies · 207+ views
    Pagan Power ^ | October 27, 2008 | Pagan Power
    Naďve or Foolish?NObama! NO DEAL!
  • Obama's plan to disarm America (video, in his own words)

    08/21/2008 10:06:56 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 21 replies · 1,228+ views
    Amazing...what he says on tape to (apparently) some liberal group.......... http://macsmind.com/wordpress/2008/02/27/obama-plans-to-disarm-america/
  • Police disarmed in Mexican town[Rosarito]

    12/29/2007 11:06:33 PM PST · by BGHater · 13 replies · 365+ views
    BBC ^ | 29 Dec 2007 | BBC
    Drug gangs are strong in Mexico's border region The Mexican army has confiscated guns from the entire police force of the town of Rosarito, near the Mexican border with the US.Mexican authorities suspect that the town's police have been colluding with drug trafficking gangs. Mexican troops carried out a similar crackdown in January on Tijuana police. The Rosarito force's 200 guns will be examined to see whether any were used in an attack on the town's police chief earlier this month. One of his bodyguards was killed in the attack. 'Purging the ranks' "We recognise that the enemy is...
  • [Fred]Thompson Brings Gun Control to the Fore (Knocks Rudy on 2nd Amendment)

    08/21/2007 9:04:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 2,769+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 22, 2007 | Michael Cooper
    Former Senator Fred D. Thompson of Tennessee, who has not officially declared his presidential ambitions, took a not-very-veiled swipe yesterday at the leading Republican candidate, former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York, for supporting gun control. Mr. Thompson, who starred in “Law & Order,” wrote on his Web site: “When I was working in television, I spent quite a bit of time in New York City. There are lots of things about the place I like, but New York gun laws don’t fall in that category.” Then he decried a recent court ruling on a gun case, writing that...
  • Somali warlords agree to disarm amid deadly gun battle

    01/12/2007 1:11:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 436+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/07 | Ali Musa Abdi
    MOGADISHU (AFP) - Key Somali warlords agreed to disarm their fighters and join the government, but the breakthrough was marred by a deadly gun battle during talks that brokered the accord. Seven warlords, who controlled most of Mogadishu before it fell to Islamist fighters in June, signed the pact, even as forces loyal to one of them engaged in a firefight with security forces outside the talks' venue. "The principal warlords who controlled parts of the Somali capital have decided to surrender their weapons to the transitional federal government," government spokesman Abdirahman Dinari told AFP. "They also agreed to instruct...
  • U.N. commander: Won't disarm Hezbollah

    09/18/2006 6:38:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 735+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/06 | Henry Meyer - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - The French general commanding U.N. peacekeeping forces in Lebanon said Monday his troops would not intervene to disarm Hezbollah, even as French President Jacques Chirac said the militant group should not keep a military wing. Maj. Gen. Alain Pelligrini told reporters the main task of his U.N. force is to ensure southern Lebanon cannot be used as a base for attacks on Israel. "The disarmament of Hezbollah is not the business of UNIFIL. This is a strictly Lebanese affair, which should be resolved at a national level," he said. Pelligrini's assessment underscored the constraints facing the beefed-up...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Forces Foil Attack, Capture Terrorists, Disarm Explosives

    08/24/2006 3:25:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 589+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2006 – In separate operations this week throughout Iraq, Iraqi and U.S. forces stopped a terrorist attack against a police station, captured five suspected terrorists, and disarmed seven improvised explosive devices, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi police and Task Force Band of Brothers soldiers thwarted a terrorist attack against a Mosul police station yesterday. The attack began when a terrorist dressed as a police officer approached the gate to the police station and detonated his suicide vest, killing himself and wounding six police officers. Immediately following the explosion, two other masked terrorists attempted to attack the station...
  • U.S. resolution would disarm Hezbollah

    08/21/2006 10:28:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 555+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/21/06 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The United States is planning to introduce a new U.N. resolution on disarming Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, but U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Monday this should not hold up the quick deployment of U.N. peacekeepers. A new Security Council resolution could help break the impasse over getting an expanded U.N. force on the ground quickly. Countries that are potential troop contributors have expressed concern about the rules of engagement — and exactly what troops would be required to do, especially regarding the disarming of Hezbollah. "I think the initial force can be deployed now," Bolton told reporters....
  • Indonesia refuses to help disarm Hezbollah in Lebanon

    08/19/2006 1:54:47 AM PDT · by John Carey · 8 replies · 348+ views
    People's daily ^ | August 19, 2006
    The Indonesian government has voiced strong objections to taking part in disarming Hezbollah as part of its mandate in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, The Jakarta Post reported Saturday. Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono said on Friday that the Indonesian government did not want its troops involved in the disarmament of either the militia group or Israeli forces in southern Lebanon, said the report. He alluded to the dilemma for the world's most populous Muslim nation, where there has been overwhelming support for Hezbollah and the Lebanese government and condemnation of Israel.
  • Army can't disarm Hezbollah fighters (Hezzies won't admit defeat)

    08/14/2006 9:35:37 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 39 replies · 1,476+ views
    Australian ^ | August 15, 2006 | Daniel McGrory
    IT was supposed to be the day the maligned Lebanese army took control of the country's borders and policed the UN ceasefire. Instead, the military commanders were left humiliated and troops stranded as Hezbollah told them not to disarm its fighters. The first infantry units were preparing to head south when Hezbollah showed who controls the area by announcing it would not surrender its weapons. General Michel Sleiman, commander-in-chief of the Lebanese army, and his lieutenants had been invited to join cabinet meetings to finalise plans to deploy the 15,000-strong force south of the Litani River. But they were lectured...
  • Lebanon will not force Hizbullah to withdraw

    08/13/2006 9:54:30 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 54 replies · 1,756+ views
    The Jeusalem Post ^ | 8/13/2006 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Lebanon's ambassador to the UN said that his government would not use force to ensure the dismantling of Hizbullah, sources said early Sunday morning. He claimed that Hizbullah would independently be responsible for leaving south Lebanon. "We could have completed a cease-fire by Sunday morning, but Israel insisted on destroying the essence of Lebanon," the ambassador commented while being interviewed by CNN.
  • Hizbullah refuses to disarm in south Lebanon

    08/13/2006 3:36:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 61 replies · 2,716+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 13, 2006
    The Lebanese government was scheduled to meet on Sunday to discuss the disarming of Hizbullah south of the Litani River, but postponed that meeting following indications by the guerrilla group that they would not do so. Hizbullah's refusal was conveyed to Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora through the group's representative in the Lebanese parliament, Nabih Berri.
  • 2003 UN Report: Iraq Sulfur Mustard Gas Chemical Weapons Have High Quality After 12 years of Storage

    06/22/2006 11:38:34 AM PDT · by jveritas · 210 replies · 12,375+ views
    March 2003 UN Iraq WMD Report ^ | June 22 2006 | jveritas
    Since the story broke yesterday about finding 500 Shells of Chemical Weapons in Iraq, shells that contain Sulfur Mustard Gas or Sarin Gas, the Left and their media were quick to dismiss this extremely important find by using the lame excuse that these Chemical weapons Shells were produced before 1991 and hence its not effective anymore because it has much lower quality”. However in March 2003 UN report about Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction there is the following on page 77 (Page 79 of the pdf file), paragraph 1 of the report http://www.un.org/Depts/unmovic/documents/6mar.pdf : “ The Sulfur Mustard contained in...
  • Jordan king: Israel must disarm nukes

    04/24/2006 6:28:08 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 33 replies · 836+ views
    www.ynetnews.com ^ | April 24, 2006
    Jordan king: Israel must disarm nukes Abdullah tells Spanish paper El Pais Jordan interested in nuclear-free Middle East, says Israel must disarm its nuclear weapons. If peace is achieved, Israel will not need such arms, King states Dudi Cohen Jordanian King Abdullah said his country is interested in a nuclear-free Middle East and urged the international community to pressure Israel to dismantle its nuclear arsenal. "If the world is demanding Iran doesn't develop nuclear weapons it should also demand that countries which possess nuclear weapons disarm," Abdullah said in an interview to Spanish newspaper El Pais. "For peace to be...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Troops Disarm IED, Find Weapons Cache in Desert

    02/01/2006 4:42:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 308+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2006 – U.S. soldiers destroyed an improvised explosive device attached to railroad tracks about 20 miles south of Baghdad Jan. 30. Elsewhere, Iraqi and U.S. soldiers yesterday discovered a large weapons cache stashed in a remote desert area, officials said. Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers discovered the improvised explosive device on railroad tracks near Mahmudiyah. An explosive ordnance disposal team detonated the device without injuries or damage to structures. The IED was made of a 152 mm and a 122 mm artillery round attached to a motorcycle battery, two washing machine timers, detonation cord, and electric blasting caps,...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Capture Insurgents, Disarm Roadside Bombs

    11/23/2005 4:12:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 688+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2005 – Iraqi army troops from the 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, captured three insurgents Nov. 22 in Baghdad, military officials reported. Officials said the military-aged suspects were apprehended after they threw a CD containing sniper video footage from their vehicle at a traffic-control point and tried to turn around and get away. Iraqi troops questioned the three men, who admitted attacking coalition forces in Baghdad, Fallujah and Najaf, officials said. The men and materials were taken into custody pending further investigation. Elsewhere in Iraq, Iraqi troops from the 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 8th...
  • PA plans to disarm al-Aqsa Brigades [Bridge For Sale!]

    10/23/2005 7:52:44 AM PDT · by Alouette · 14 replies · 256+ views
    YNet News ^ | Oct. 23, 2005
    'The most important thing is to see what kind of action we have,' says Dore Gold, adviser to PM Sharon The Associated Press The Palestinian Authority plans to begin disarming a major terror group in the coming weeks by setting up training camps and incorporating its members into the Palestinian security forces, officials said Sunday. Dismantling the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent group linked to the ruling Fatah party, would mark a significant step toward restoring law and order in the chaotic Palestinian territories. But previous attempts by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to control terrorists have had little success, and...
  • Saudi FM: Terrorists cannot be disarmed

    09/24/2005 5:59:07 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 4 replies · 313+ views
    ://www.jnewswire.com ^ | Saturday, September 24, 2005 15:53 IST | Ryan Jones
    Saturday, September 24, 2005 15:53 IST JNW HEADLINE NEWS Saudi FM: Terrorists cannot be disarmed By Ryan Jones September 23rd, 2005 Israel's withdrawal from Gaza and northern Samaria does not give it the right to unreasonably demand that the Palestinian Authority eliminate the threat of anti-Jewish terrorism, according to Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal. Speaking to the Associated Press Thursday, Saud said that amid Israel's “disengagement” from Gaza, it appeared Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was transforming from “a general who wants to conquer territory” to a peacemaker. However, he said the fact Sharon immediately turned around and demanded reciprocity...
  • The Greatest Generation: A suggestion for the president’s Tuesday night address

    06/28/2005 1:25:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 379+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE.COM ^ | JUNE 27, 2005 | CLIFF MAY
    My fellow Americans, my parents’ generation is known as the Greatest Generation. But it was not because they were the Greatest Generation that they prevailed in World War II. Rather, they became the Greatest Generation because of the struggles and hardships they were willing and able to endure — in order to win World War II. Their struggle then was against the forces of totalitarianism and terror. Our struggle today is — once again — against the forces of totalitarianism and terror. Their challenge was immense and the stakes were historic. Our challenge is immense and the stakes are historic....
  • Defiant Nasrallah Invites America to “Disarm” Hezbollah

    03/31/2005 12:07:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 787+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 31, '05 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Taking a cue, perhaps, from Bush’s “bring ‘em on” speech defying terrorists in Iraq, Hezbollah’s chief Hassan Nasrallah has challenged the United States to disarm Hezbollah in Lebanon. ``What is left for them is that the Americans come themselves to disarm the resistance and the [Palestinian refugee] camps in Lebanon. I wish they would come, I wish they would come,'' he said to applauding followers at a Beirut rally. ``We tell America and all those who want to disarm the resistance in Lebanon and the resistance in Palestine to safeguard Israel...This is forbidden. It is not possible,'' Nasrallah insisted.
  • Disarmament and Destruction -- the United Nations seeks to disarm entire populations "peacefully"

    02/22/2005 10:00:25 PM PST · by Coleus · 54 replies · 1,809+ views
    reformed-theology.org ^ | 2001 | William Norman Grigg
    Disarmament and Destructionby William Norman GriggUnder the guise of "peace and safety" the United Nations seeks to disarm entire populations. Never mind that disarmed populations invariably invite tyranny and genocide!   Global disarmament: The United Nations is intent on granting itself a monopoly on the use of force by removing small arms from private hands. History has shown that such monopolies have contributed to tyranny, bloodshed, and genocide.   For when they shall say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them... and they shall not escape. — I Thessalonians 5:4 According to the United Nations, global "peace...
  • Who wants to kill the Israel-PA truce? A list of suspects, men who could send a fragile calm to hell

    02/03/2005 4:29:51 PM PST · by redigit · 6 replies · 283+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2/4/05 | Haaretz - Bradley Burston
    If, indeed, an order is issued to kill the truce - and if it is to be a Palestinian who pulls the trigger - the instructions may well come from abroad. Tehran, Beirut and Damascus are the most likely sources of such an order. Background/ Who wants to kill Israel-PA truce: List of suspects By Bradley Burston, Haaretz Correspondent A cease-fire, by its very nature, is a creature of mistrust. If either side's confidence in the other was more than tissue-thin, a more concrete, much more credible peace accord might have been concluded in its place. It therefore came as...
  • Security Chief: Palestinians to Disarm Militants

    01/18/2005 11:27:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 247+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/18/05 | Wafa Amr - Reuters
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian security forces intend to disarm militant factions as part of a plan to prevent attacks on Israelis, a senior Palestinian security official said on Tuesday. Bashir Nafe, commander of Special Forces and tipped as a possible security chief for the West Bank and Gaza, spoke a day after new President Mahmoud Abbas ordered security services to take action to stop violence to help him revive talks with Israel. "The instructions are clear ... Weapons that don't belong to the Palestinian police are illegal. So wherever illegal weapons are found, we will collect them," Nafe...
  • U.S. Marines disarm to aid tsunami victims

    01/12/2005 4:55:46 AM PST · by 1 spark · 76 replies · 1,811+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligence ^ | 1/11/05 | Eric Talmadge
    ABOARD THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD -- Cpl. Sean Foley looks around the ship's main armory and takes a quick inventory. The room is overflowing with guns. Pistols, sniper rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers. But for the time being, it's all staying right here. In an effort to ease the fears of local officials, Marines participating in the humanitarian mission to help Indonesia recover from the earthquake and tsunami that have killed more than 100,000 people on the island of Sumatra have agreed to leave their weapons behind whenever they go ashore. For many Marines, that's tantamount to traveling naked. "They...
  • Kerry, On American Nuclear Weapons: "I'm Going to Shut That Program Down"

    09/30/2004 11:22:49 PM PDT · by dandelion · 69 replies · 2,007+ views
    Debate Transcript | 10/01/04 | Becki Snow
    What is the biggest threat to the United States? According to John Kerry, it's not terrorism, but nuclear proliferation - and not just foreign weapons programs. He means OUR nuclear weapons programs... DEBATE TRANSCRIPTLEHRER: If you are elected president, what will you take to that office thinking is the single most serious threat to the national security to the United States? KERRY: ...Right now the president is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to research bunker-busting nuclear weapons. The United States is pursuing a new set of nuclear weapons. It doesn't make sense. You talk about mixed messages. We're telling...
  • Sudan says no plans to disarm all Arab tribes

    09/23/2004 10:07:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 190+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | September 23 2004 | AFP
    A top official from Sudan's ruling party says the Government will not disarm "Arab tribes" in the troubled Darfur region, saying they were not all members of the Janjaweed militia. "The Government and international community are not in agreement over the definition of the Janajweed," National Congress party secretary general Ibrahim Omar told a press conference in Cairo. "We do not consider Arab tribes and their leaders Janjaweed," he said, adding that the international community appeared to consider all Arab tribes in Darfur Janjaweed. However, he said the Goverment in Khartoum was disarming outlawed gangs - made up of criminal...
  • Sudan: U.S. to smash us like Iraq (U.N. deadline to disarm expired on August 30)

    09/07/2004 5:05:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 837+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 9/07/04
    Sudan: U.S. to smash us like Iraq Tuesday, September 7, 2004 Posted: 6:59 AM EDT (1059 GMT) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) -- Washington's threat of sanctions against Sudan over the Darfur crisis is part of a U.S. conspiracy aimed at destroying the government in Khartoum as it did in Iraq and Somalia, a senior Sudanese official said. "Sudan is not afraid of the threat of sanctions by the United States, which is using the crisis in Darfur to weaken and destroy the government of Sudan in a similar fashion in which they devastated Iraq and Somalia," said Angelo Beda, Deputy...
  • Haitian Rebels Say They Won't Disarm Yet

    03/06/2004 3:28:57 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 152+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-6-2004 | Paisley Dodds
    Haitian Rebels Say They Won't Disarm Yet Saturday March 6, 2004 11:01 PM By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer GONAIVES, Haiti (AP) - Before a raging fire, rebel fighters in this bleak western town offered metal scraps Saturday to a voodoo war god, portending still more violence for Haiti. Though rebel leader Guy Philippe has pledged his fighters will disarm, many insist they will not give up their weapons until militant supporters of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide do the same. Rebels who choose not to show their weapons in public openly admit they have stashed them for later use. And...
  • Gun Control or Homeland Security: You Can't Have Both

    02/16/2004 4:14:47 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 34 replies · 316+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Friday, February 13, 2004 | Howard Nemerov
    They are working behind the scenes to make sure you are defenseless, so that when they attack, they will be assured of success. Driven by hate, they seek to render you harmless to them, so that they may inflict maximum harm to you. Sounds like typical Islamic terrorists, doesn’t it. But I am not talking about them; they are small potatoes compared to what is being proposed by some Democratic senators, led by Ted (Chappaquiddick) Kennedy and Frank (No Guns for You) Lautenberg. The terrorists are honest. They hate you and aren’t afraid to show it. They despise our way...