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  • Obama Frees Iranian Terror Masters [Treason?]

    07/11/2009 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 1,599+ views
    National Review ^ | July 1ith 2009
    July 11, 2009 Obama Frees Iranian Terror Masters The release of the Irbil Five is a continuation of a shameful policy. By Andrew C. McCarthy There are a few things you need to know about President Obama’s shameful release on Thursday of the “Irbil Five” — Quds Force commanders from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who were coordinating terrorist attacks in Iraq that have killed hundreds — yes, hundreds — of American soldiers and Marines. First, of the 4,322 Americans killed in combat in Iraq since 2003, 10 percent of them (i.e., more than 400) have been murdered by...
  • Two U.S. Soldiers Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq

    07/07/2011 9:49:52 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 07, 2011 | Associated Press
    BAGHDAD -- A roadside bomb killed two U.S. soldiers Thursday outside the main American military base in Baghdad in what U.S. officials said appeared to be another attack by Shiite militias hoping to drive U.S. troops out of Iraq. The attack follows the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Iraq in two years. Fifteen U.S. soldiers died in June, nearly all in attacks by Shiite militias. ----- Thursday's bomb, which was detonated near a checkpoint outside Victory Base Camp, was a powerful armor-piercing explosive known as an EFP, according to two military officials with knowledge of the attack. EFPs typically...
  • Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress ( Cap & Tax )

    11/20/2009 4:45:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 913+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Updated March 25, 2009 | Ed Barnes ,
    While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president. In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress. During those two years, the Joyce Foundation gave nearly...
  • Defense Department Spokesman Cites Irony in Iranian Charge

    05/19/2009 4:50:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 254+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 19, 2009 – It’s ironic that as Iranian leaders continue to arm insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, they accuse the United States of destabilizing Iran, a senior Defense Department spokesman said today. In a news conference, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell also discussed the law governing homosexuals serving in the military and the possible effect on the U.S. drawdown in Iraq as a result of a change in the national election date there. Morrell said the U.S. military is not taking part in any undertaking to undermine stability in Iraq. He added that coalition forces in Iraq and...
  • Soldiers Capture Suspected Militant Leader

    06/16/2008 4:43:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 108+ views
    BAGHDAD — U.S. Soldiers captured a suspected militant leader in the New Baghdad security district of eastern Baghdad, June 15. Soldiers from the 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), captured the suspected criminal leader and detained two others during an operation. BAGHDAD — U.S. Soldiers captured a suspected militant leader in the New Baghdad security district of eastern Baghdad, June 15. Soldiers from the 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), captured the suspected criminal leader and detained two others during an operation. The highly sought-after criminal leader is believed to...
  • Irans Qods Force using 51 networks into IRAQ

    06/12/2008 2:53:30 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 129+ views
    Right Side News ^ | June 12, 2008 | National Council of Resistance of Iran
    On Tuesday, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in a press conference in London exposed the Iranian regime's manufacture of new and advanced EFP (roadside) bombs in three secret centres in Iran. Also exposed were the names and particulars as well as the methods used of 51 networks smuggling the weapons on behalf of Iran's Qods force to terrorist militias in Iraq. The advanced EFPs can penetrate deeper into armoured vehicles causing more deaths and advancements have also made them more difficult to detect and defuse. I have attached the press release, the information provided at the press...
  • Citizen’s tip leads MND-B Soldiers to EFP-making factory in local bakery (New Baghdad)

    05/17/2008 5:49:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 67+ views
    BAGHDAD – An Iraqi citizen’s tip led Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers to a weapons cache in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad May 16. After receiving a tip about an explosively formed projectile-making operation in a Kamaliyah bakery at approximately 2 p.m., Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, cordoned off the suspected building. Criminals attacked the Soldiers with small-arms fire but were driven off by MND-B Soldiers returning fire. Soldiers from another platoon rushed to the scene to provide additional security. The search operation continued and the MND-B Soldiers found a cache including two explosively...
  • EFP Cache Found in Warij

    05/04/2008 1:27:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 98+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — Coalition forces found a weapons cache of explosively-formed penetrators in the southern Baghdad community of Warij May 2. Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were on patrol in Warij and found four EFPs hidden in an office closet shelf of a factory. A brand new 107 mm rocket was also discovered. The EFPs were covered with foam and had wires leading from the back. Forty pounds of unknown bulk explosives, a rocket sled and blasting caps were also found. A guard at the factory was detained after...
  • Explosively Formed Penetrators found in Baghdad

    05/03/2008 9:36:31 AM PDT · by oneolcop · 21 replies · 409+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | May 3, 2008 | US Army
    EFP cache found in Warij Saturday, 03 May 2008 Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory APO AE 09342 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE No. 20080503-10 May 3, 2008 EFP cache found in Warij FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – Coalition forces found a weapons cache of explosively formed penetrators in the southern Baghdad community of Warij May 2. Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were on patrol in Warij when they discovered four EFPs hidden in a closet shelf in a factory office. A brand new 107 mm rocket was...
  • CBS: US to Draw Up New Iran Attack Plans

    04/30/2008 8:05:06 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 28 replies · 254+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 30, 2008 | Staff
    The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to develop new options for attacking Iran, CBS reported Tuesday, as a second US aircraft carrier steamed into the Persian Gulf. According to the report, the planning was being driven by what one officer called the "increasingly hostile role" Iran is playing in Iraq - smuggling weapons into Iraq for use against American troops. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that "what the Iranians are doing is killing American servicemen and -women inside Iraq." CBS said that US officials were also concerned by Iranian harassment of US ships in the Persian Gulf as well...
  • Gates Calls Arrival of Second Carrier in Gulf ‘Reminder’ of U.S. Presence

    04/30/2008 5:17:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 164+ views
    MEXICO CITY, April 30, 2008 – The movement of a second aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf this week doesn’t signal an escalation of the U.S. naval presence -- but could serve as a “reminder” of it to countries in the region, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here last night. Gates did not specifically name Iran when responding to a reporter’s question about the arrival this week of USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf. “The size of our naval presence in the Gulf rises and falls constantly,” he said. “This deployment has been planned for a long time. I...
  • Troops in Iraq Kill 11 Suspected Terrorists

    04/30/2008 5:24:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 151+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2008 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed 11 suspected terrorists, detained three others, and seized weapons caches in Iraq over the past three days, military officials said. During operations this morning in the Iraqi capital: -- Enemy fighters using small-arms fire attacked soldiers from 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, around 9 a.m. Troops fired a round from their main tank gun, killing one attacker. The soldiers fired another round minutes later at some men attempting to use an improvised rocket launcher. The round killed two of the would-be attackers and destroyed their weapon. -- Multinational Division Baghdad...
  • CIA Director Hayden Says Iran Wants Americans in Iraq Killed

    04/30/2008 5:54:18 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 22 replies · 95+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 30, 2008 | AP Staff
    CIA Director Michael Hayden said Wednesday that Iranian policy, at the highest government level, is to help kill Americans in Iraq, the boldest pronouncement of Iranian involvement by a U.S. official to date. Hayden made the statement in response to a student question while delivering the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University. "It is my opinion, it is the policy of the Iranian government, approved to highest level of that government, to facilitate the killing of Americans in Iraq," Hayden said. "Just make sure there's clarity on that." In recent weeks, U.S. officials have ratcheted up their complaints that Iran...
  • ARMOR: Quick and Cheap Defense Against EFP

    12/20/2007 2:01:02 AM PST · by Wiz · 16 replies · 446+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 2007 Dec 20
    December 19, 2007: An Israeli firm has devised a bolt-on reactive (exploding) armor panels for trucks, that will provide protection from EFP (Explosively Formed Projectiles). These are the precision weapons that have been coming from Iran. An EFP is a precision weapon, not an ad-hoc assemblage of explosives (like most roadside bombs). Your typical EFP is a cylindrical device, the optimal one often described as similar to a coffee can. But the cylinder metal must be thicker. You fill about 60 percent of the "coffee can" with explosives (C4, also known as plastique, will do). Then you insert a detonator...
  • Iraqi citizen leads Coalition Forces to EFP factory (HUSSEINIYAH)

    11/02/2007 1:58:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies · 68+ views
    Multi-National Corps – Iraq ^ | November 2, 2007 | Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
    HUSSEINIYAH, Iraq – A citizen of Husseiniyah led Coalition Forces to a building where explosively formed penetrators and improvised explosive devices were being constructed Oct. 31.Soldiers of Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, from Fort Lewis, Wash., discovered a large cache of explosives at the home, including about 10 fully assembled EFPs of various sizes including one 12-inch EFP – the largest found in Iraq – approximately 90 copper plates of various sizes, more than 200 pounds of C-4 explosive, other explosive materials including TNT and numerous other materials used in...
  • Number of Deadly Explosively Formed Projectiles in Iraq Drops

    11/01/2007 4:42:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 159+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2007 – The number of explosively formed penetrators, a particularly deadly form of improvised explosive device, is down in Iraq, a top coalition commander said today. However, it is unclear whether Iran has slowed shipments of the deadly weapons into Iraq or not, Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said from his headquarters of Multinational Corps Iraq in Baghdad. In October, coalition forces encountered 53 explosively formed projectiles: 30 explosions and 23 found before they exploded. In September, the number was 52, while coalition forces encountered 78 projectiles in August. In July, forces encountered 99 of the...
  • More Iraqi Citizens Identify with Government, Coalition

    11/01/2007 4:33:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 114+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2007 – One sign of the improved security environment in Iraq is the growing number of Iraqis stepping forward to take back their communities from extremists, a top coalition commander said today. Speaking to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad, Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said concerned local citizens across Iraq are providing valuable information to the coalition and Iraqi security forces. The movement began in the Sunni Arab province of Anbar, but it is spreading to Shiite provinces and mixed areas of Baghdad, the general said. “Bound together by a desire for peace and prosperity,...
  • Security Forces, Citizens Decrease Violence in Iraq

    10/28/2007 11:46:46 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 130+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2007 – Coalition and Iraqi security forces continue to make progress against al Qaeda and other criminal elements, thanks in large part to the efforts of concerned citizens throughout the country, a senior military official in Baghdad said during a briefing today. In his first briefing since taking over as chief of Multinational Force Iraq’s communications division, Navy Rear Adm. Gregory J. Smith said the recent detention of several key leaders in al Qaeda propaganda cells has proven that coalition forces are making an impact against al Qaeda in Iraq. Smith said four senior media cell members...
  • Citizen Tip Leads to Massive EFP, Explosives Cache

    10/26/2007 4:58:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 119+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2007 – A concerned citizen led coalition forces to the largest cache of explosively formed penetrators ever found in a single location Oct. 23 in a home in Saada village, Iraq, officials reported. Soldiers from Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, from Fort Lewis, Wash., and the 717th Ordnance Company explosive ordnance disposal team, 184th Ordnance Battalion, Combined Joint Task Force Troy, Fort Campbell, Ky., empty a massive weapons cache that was discovered at Saada village, Iraq, Oct. 23, 2007. The cache marks the largest discovery of explosively formed penetrators...
  • Troops' Recurring Nightmare in Iraq

    10/16/2007 12:31:01 AM PDT · by txroadkill · 3 replies · 44+ views
    Time via yahoo ^ | 10/15/2007 | DARRIN MORTENSON
    Link only...I think were not allowed to post from Time here 
  • Coalition Forces detain terrorist leaders responsible for IED/EFP attacks in Diyala

    10/02/2007 7:04:34 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 7 replies · 79+ views
    Multi-National Corps – Iraq ^ | 10/2/2007 | MNFI-PAO
    Coalition Forces detain terrorist leaders responsible for IED/EFP attacks in Diyala Tuesday, 02 October 2007 Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory APO AE 09342 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE No. 20071002-10 October 2, 2007 Coalition Forces detain terrorist leaders responsible for IED/EFP attacks in Diyala Multi-National Division – North PAO BOOB AL SHAM, Iraq – Coalition Forces detained two terrorist leaders responsible for emplacing improvised explosive devices and explosively formed penetrators on roads in Diyala province during a raid in Boob al Sham, Iraq, Sept. 29. Soldiers from Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker...
  • Hunter UAV kills two enemy fighters during historic flight [Bip!]

    09/08/2007 3:03:06 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 62 replies · 2,416+ views
    Multi-National Corps – Iraq ^ | 9/8/2007 | Public Affairs Office
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE No. 20070908-01 September 8, 2007 Hunter UAV kills two enemy fighters during historic flight Multi-National Division – North PAO TIKRIT, Iraq – A Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle engaged and killed two suspected improvised explosive device emplacers overwatching a major thoroughfare for Coalition Forces during a historic flight near Qayyarah, Iraq, in Nineveh province Sept. 1. A scout weapons team from 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, observed the two unknown enemy fighters in a tactical overwatch near the roadside. The SWT requested support from the Hunter UAV. The pilots guided the Hunter operator...
  • U.S.: Raids kills 32 in Baghdad (in Sadr City raid on alleged smuggling networks from Iran)

    08/08/2007 10:53:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 678+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/8/07 | Kim Gamel - ap
    BAGHDAD - U.S.-led forces swooped into the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City on Wednesday, killing 32 suspected militants and detaining 12 others in fighting and an airstrike targeting alleged smuggling networks from Iran. Iraqi police and witnesses said nine civilians were killed in the attack, which occurred hours before Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran for his second visit in less than a year. Iraq, which like Iran is majority Shiite, has managed a difficult balancing act between Tehran and Washington since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, trying to maintain good relations with its powerful neighbor while not...
  • Coalition Forces Capture Three Suspected Terrorists with Ties to IRGC-QF(Four more terrorists dead)

    07/31/2007 1:24:27 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies · 756+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces captured what are believed to be terrorists with ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) from Iran in a raid Tuesday in Shulah.Coalition Forces received sustained small arms and rocket propelled grenade (RPG) fire from terrorists during a precision raid to capture or kill operatives with connections to the IRGC-QF.  Coalition Forces returned fire on the identified enemy positions killing four terrorists.The captured suspected terrorists are believed to be key players in a major facilitation network for smuggling weapons and components of Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs) from Iran into Iraq to be used...
  • WAR IN IRAQ New kind of bomb worries troops

    06/22/2007 9:58:07 AM PDT · by Dubya · 33 replies · 1,436+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 22, 2007 | JULIAN E. BARNES
    BAGHDAD, IRAQ — U.S. soldiers working the streets of the capital fear one Iraqi weapon more than others — copper-plated explosives that can penetrate armor and have proved devastating to Humvees and are even capable of severely damaging tanks. The power of EFPs, explosively formed penetrators or projectiles, to spray molten metal balls that punch through the armor on vehicles has some American soldiers rethinking their tactics. Some are asking whether the U.S. should give up its reliance on constant improvements to vehicle defenses.
  • War Reporting - Part 2

    06/17/2007 10:05:20 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 333+ views
    NRO ^ | June 16, 2007 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    In terms of news stories, why do we continue to share what perhaps should not be shared with the entire world (which also means the enemy)? Case in point, yesterday's piece on MRAPs, Controversy over military vehicles for Iraq heats up, by Renee Schoof with McClatchy Newspapers. (MRAP, as I recently explained in a piece for The Washington Times, is “a U.S. Defense Department acronym for the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle design that soldiers want and contractors are bidding on to build in great numbers.” It is not, as Senator Joe Biden described it, a Humvee “with a V-shaped thing.” But...
  • Accidental Discovery Aids In EFP Protection (counter measures against the Iranian made bombs)

    06/07/2007 9:42:20 AM PDT · by Wiz · 35 replies · 1,406+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 2007 May 29
    May 29, 2007: Everyone knows explosively forged projectiles (EFPs) are an effective weapon against vehicles in Iraq. However, troops in the field have noticed that although EFPs go through metal armor, often glass laminate armor (aka glass ballistic laminate armor) will stop them. Troops report that the EFPs would not go through the bullet proof windows, which are made of glass laminate. However, the glass laminate only works once. When an EFP strikes the glass, the glass "spiderwebs" (shatters laterally and vertically) but it stops the penetrator. Of course it only needs to work once—troops lives are saved and the...
  • Iraq-style bomb found in Afghanistan (EFP)

    06/02/2007 12:43:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 1,584+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/2/07 | Jason Straziuso - ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan - A powerful and sophisticated type of roadside bomb prevalent in Iraq but not seen before in Afghanistan was discovered near a university in Kabul last week, prompting a rare countrywide warning to NATO and Afghan troops. The bomb, known as an EFP, or explosively formed projectile, was notable for its level of sophistication and similarity to those seen in Iraq, said Maj. John Thomas, a spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force. NATO officials say they don't know where the bomb came from. "The kind that we're talking about is machined. It has to be fabricated to...
  • US troops seize gang 'smuggling bombs from Iran' (so what are we waiting for?)

    04/27/2007 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 63 replies · 1,719+ views ^ | Apr 27 02:52 PM US/Eastern |
    US forces on Friday detained four members of a gang suspected of smuggling armour-piercing bombs from Iran to Iraq and sending back militants for "terrorist training", the military said. A statement from US command in Iraq said the suspects were picked up in an early morning raid on the east Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, a known stronghold of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia. "The individuals targeted during the raid are suspected members of a secret cell terrorist network known for facilitating the transport of weapons and explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, from Iran to Iraq," it...
  • Three Iranian factories 'mass-produce bombs to kill British in Iraq'

    08/20/2006 2:22:58 PM PDT · by humint · 82 replies · 2,122+ views
    telegraph ^ | 20/08/2006 | Toby Harnden in Washington
    Three factories in Iran are mass-producing the sophisticated roadside bombs used to kill British soldiers over the border in Iraq, it has been claimed.The lethal bombs are being made by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps at ordnance factory sites in Teheran, according to opponents of the country's theocratic regime. Designed to penetrate heavy armour, the devices being manufactured in Iran involve the use of "explosively formed projectiles" or EFPs, also known as shaped charges, often triggered by infra-red beams.The weapons can pierce the armour of British and American tanks and armoured personnel carriers and completely destroy armoured Land Rovers, which...