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  • IAI reveals 'groundbreaking' defense against IEDs

    10/22/2014 5:04:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-22-14
    The new three-tiered detection system is mounted onto the front of armored vehicles and possibly eliminates the greatest threat ground forces have faced in recent years. The IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) has unveiled the latest defense against the threat facing armored vehicles from Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and mines—a large rectangular multi-sensor system that is placed on the front of an armored vehicle, which can detect and then destroy hidden explosive devices from long distances. The CIMS (Counter IED and Mine Suite), which was first unveiled in a US Army exhibition last week in Washington, DC, has three main components:...
  • Taliban plants IED and steps on it by accident! (2012 - video only)

    07/29/2014 6:11:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 10-27-2012 | killjoysmakesome
    (Language warning) A Taliban fighter caught by U.S troops planting an IED in Afghanistan. Shortly after planting it, he accidentally steps on it.
  • Radio Chatter Indicated Bergdahl Sought Meeting with Taliban (Wanted to Help improve IED Attacks)

    06/03/2014 6:27:37 PM PDT · by equalator · 31 replies
    Breit Bart ^ | 6-3-2014 | John Sexton
    They heard someone saying that an American soldier was looking for an English speaker so he could talk with the Taliban. "Following his disappearance, IEDs started going off directly under the trucks. They were getting perfect hits every time. Their ambushes were very calculated, very methodical,"
  • Mosque Doubles as Bomb Factory, Until Accident - Taliban Leader Among 5 Dead Rebels in Explosion

    04/20/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Khamma Oress ^ | Sat Apr 19 2014 | Ghanizada
    Taliban leader among 5 rebels killed in Ghazni mosque explosion A local Taliban commander was among five militants killed following an explosion inside a mosque in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. Local government officials said the militants were killed while they were making an improvised explosive device (IED) to carry out a roadside bomb explosion. Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said the incident took place on Saturday morning in western party of Ghazni city. Ahmadi further added that the Taliban commander was recognized as Mullah Sadiq who was killed along with four other militants following the explosion. The Taliban...
  • ‘You Must Be Sod****ed’

    12/10/2013 9:05:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/10/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Now, at first I thought this was a hoax But it appears it isn’t. Apparently a fellow writing into a Jihadi chat show, wants to do “martyrdom operations.” The sheikh he talked to says they’ve got a great new technique to blow up infidels. We hide explosives up your butt. There’s just one hitch. You’ve got to be repeatedly sodomized in order to be able to accommodate the explosive. So, the questioner wants to know if it is permissible for him to be regularly rogered, if doing so makes his posterior more amenable to hiding explosives. The fellow on camera, Shiite cleric Abdallah Al-Khilaf, says that...
  • Japan: 2 Explosions Heard Near US Naval Base

    11/28/2013 11:48:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13
    Two explosions were heard near the US Air Force base located near the Japanese capital of Tokyo. Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED's (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area. No caualties...
  • Inside America's secret 'bomb library' housing 100,000 IEDs ... to hunt down terrorists

    11/22/2013 8:38:20 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18:11 EST, 22 November 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title:Weapons of war: Inside America's secret 'bomb library' housing 100,000 IEDs from Afghanistan and Iraq to hunt down terroristsIt's a nondescript warehouse on the outskirts of Washington D.C., but hidden inside are the remains of 100,000 explosives specifically designed to harm U.S. troops. America's secret 'bomb library' holds many of the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which have killed hundreds of military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. They've been collected to help identify individual bomb makers and to develop high-tech responses. The Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) at the FBI Lab was set up about...
  • Ft Hood Soldier Charged For Gear After IED Blast

    10/21/2013 10:39:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    kcentv ^ | 10/21/13 | Sophia Stamas
    You can't put a price tag on surviving a deadly attack overseas, but one Fort Hood soldier knows the cost of the helmet that saved his life all too well. "I had a couple shrapnels in my side plates and in my helmet," Army Sergeant Michael Williams said about the gear that protected him on June 13, 2011. Now, more than two years after the day he was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Iraq, he got a "bill" for his shrapnel-pierced helmet. "I automatically assumed that, you know, that's the gear that I got blown up in, that...
  • Four US soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan

    10/06/2013 9:36:31 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 6, 2013 | Gil Aegerter
    The International Security Assistance Force did not identify the nationalities but the four were Americans killed by a bomb in the early hours of Sunday, U.S. defense officials said. Also in southern Afghanistan, a security guard shot a soldier dead in a separate incident, Reuters reported. It wasn't clear what nationalities of the guard and the soldier were.
  • HVEs Target Veteran's Memorial In Coos Bay Oregon with IEDs (news/vanity)

    09/23/2013 9:47:24 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 12 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/21/2013 | Jim Kouri
    I've embedded a bit of my own analysis in the comment below. Excerpt: In a statement released on Friday by local police officials, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward for information regarding one bombing and one attempted bombing in Coos Bay, Oregon, by a person or persons unknown and unidentified by investigators. (snip) On the evening of August 22, an IED detonated at the base of the Mingus Park Vietnam War Memorial. While the memorial was damaged from the blast, there were no casualties attributed to the bombing. On September 3, an unsub placed an IED inside...
  • Nairobi Explosive 'same as Kampala bomb'

    10/02/2013 11:48:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    MONITOR.co.ug - News ^ | October 3, 2013 01:00 | by Maureen Kakah
    Nairobi. SNIPPET: “An explosive found in a Nairobi matatu (taxi) was similar to the one used in a Kampala attack and two city bombings, a court heard on Tuesday. The object weighing 10kgs, was an improvised explosive device designed to be exploded at a target by either a suicide bomber or by remote control via a cellphone, a police officer, who presented bomb experts’ findings, said. “The device was complete with all the components of an improvised explosive device and was designed to function to maximum destruction of property and life,” the officer said. He told the court that the...
  • Taliban bomb kills Pakistani general, two other soldiers

    09/15/2013 12:12:15 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:57am EDT | Katharine Houreld
    (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed a Pakistani general and another officer on Sunday near the border with Afghanistan, the Pakistani army said, rare high-ranking casualties in Pakistan's war against militants. Major General Sanaullah Khan, along with a lieutenant colonel and another soldier, were killed in the Upper Dir district after visiting an outpost near the border, the army said. Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid claimed responsibility for the bombing, which Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said would not affect the fight against militants. ... The attack comes after weeks of discussions within Sharif's government about whether to pursue peace talks...
  • (Fairfax County, VA) Muslim Immigrant Builds Shrapnel Bomb for 'Self-Defense'

    09/10/2013 9:00:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | Monday, Sep 9, 2013 | NBC 4 Washington
    Afghan National Charged With Explosives Possession • Bomb squad searching a car near a Fairfax County shopping center A Fairfax County man has been charged with possessing a crude homemade bomb constructed out of fireworks. Thirty-eight year-old Atal Bashar of Burke is a native of Afghanistan and a naturalized U.S. citizen. He made an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Alexandria. According to an FBI affidavit, a cleaning service hired by a real estate agent found what appeared to be a bomb while cleaning Bashar's father's home in the Alexandria section of the county in March 2012. According to...
  • Afghan insurgents find new opening for IED attacks

    07/25/2013 10:40:44 AM PDT · by kimtom · 3 replies
    start.toshiba.com ^ | 7/25/2013 | ROBERT BURNS
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The shrinking U.S. combat role in Afghanistan has given insurgents an opening to devise and carry out deadlier attacks using bigger improvised bombs against U.S. and coalition military vehicles and bases, American officials say.</p> <p>With fewer U.S. forces patrolling road networks beyond their bases — and with the grounding of eye-in-the-sky surveillance balloons known as aerostats — Taliban fighters are adapting their tactics, according to officials at a Pentagon agency that tracks attacks that use improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.</p>
  • Hurt Locker: No proof U.S. life-saving anti-IED program ever implemented in Afghanistan

    07/23/2013 1:13:18 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2013 | By Philip Swarts
    The U.S. military in Afghanistan spent $32 million to prevent Improvised Explosive Device attacks after more than 600 troops were killed, but brass has no proof the pricey effort was effective — or even implemented. ... Culvert denial systems are a range of devices used to deny terrorists access to culverts – pipes and tunnels used to channel water under roadways, and a favorite hiding spot for IEDs. The denial systems, from metal grates to more advanced devices, block entry to the pipes, but still allow water to flow. Prices to install the systems range from $800 to $6,500, the...
  • 2 Arrested in Canadian Terror Plot 'inspired by al Qaeda ideology'

    07/02/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 2, 2013 | by David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the arrest of two Canadian-born citizens, John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody, in a terror plot targeting a public gathering at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria on Canada Day, July 1. According to online court records, Nuttall and Korody appeared at the Surrey Provincial Court this morning. The two suspects face charges that include "conspiring to place an explosive in or against a place of public use, a government or public facility, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, for the benefit of, at the direction...
  • (Tali-BOOM!) 3 Taliban Militants Mistakenly Blow Themselves Up in Afghanistan

    06/25/2013 6:39:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, June 24, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    3 Taliban militants mistakenly blow themselves up in Afghanistan Three Taliban militants blew themselves up while trying to place an IED along a road in Afghanistan on Monday. One of the militants was a local leader, named Qari Dad Mohammad, Xinhua reported. They were putting the improvised explosive device in Kunduz city, which is the capital or northern Kunduz province, and it detonated prematurely, police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Husainni said, to Xinhua. The Taliban didn’t immediately comment.
  • Alert ! Video the Military Does NOT Want You To See !

    06/14/2013 7:43:21 PM PDT · by Iscool · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/14/13 | Unknown
    This may be an older video (or may not) showing an IED explosion in the Middle East...While there is no 'blood and guts' per se, it pretty apparent what's happening... How this explosion comes about is what is shocking...
  • IEDs...the asymmetric tool of the underdog that won't go away

    06/08/2013 6:52:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    randomthoughtsandguns ^ | 6 June, 2013 | NA
    War is politics by other means.  This is attributed to General Clausewitz, and I believe it is true.  I also believe that "Political Power grows from the barrel of a gun" as spoken by Mao Zedong is also true. In a successful revolution the underdog wins.  The American Revolution, the Soviet Revolution, the Chinese Revolution.  In a coup the stronger actor wins.  Understanding that there is no government, no entity, so strong that it is unbeatable is the first step in understanding that "political power grows from the barrel of a gun" and that revolutionary war is truly politics by...
  • Uzbek citizen arrested in Idaho, accused of supporting militants

    05/16/2013 6:19:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/16/2013
    U.S. officials charged an Uzbek citizen in Idaho with providing bomb-making knowledge and other support to an Islamist militant group, knowing that it would be used in an attack, authorities said on Thursday. Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, a national of Uzbekistan living legally in Idaho, was arrested in Boise and faces a three-count grand jury indictment in Idaho and a single-count indictment in Utah, prosecutors said. They said Kurbanov provided information and money to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the United States has designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The group supports establishing strict Islamic rule in Uzbekistan. Authorities said...
  • Four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar

    05/14/2013 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 14, 2013 10:19am EDT | Sarwar Amini
    (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Tuesday, the coalition and officials said, a day after three Georgian soldiers were killed in nearby Helmand. The soldiers were in a vehicle on patrol in Kandahar's Zhari district when they were killed, provincial spokesman Jawid Ahmad Faisal said.
  • Seven US soldiers killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

    05/04/2013 1:57:44 PM PDT · by Patriot95 · 30 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 4 May 2013 | Associated Press In Kabul
    Seven US service members were killed on Saturday in one of the deadliest days for Americans in Afghanistan in recent months and the latest of attacks against international troops since the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive. The renewed violence came as Afghan president Hamid Karzai acknowledged at a news conference that regular payments his government has received from CIA for more than a decade would continue. Karzai also said that talks on a US-Afghan bilateral security agreement to govern future American military presence in the country had been delayed because of conditions the Afghans were placing on...
  • 7 American Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

    05/04/2013 2:41:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    abc ^ | 5-4-13 | PATRICK QUINN /AP
    even U.S. soldiers and a member of the NATO-led coalition were killed on Saturday in one of the deadliest days for Americans and other foreign troops in Afghanistan in recent months, as the Taliban continued attacks as part of their spring offensive. The renewed violence came as Afghan President Hamid Karzai acknowledged at a news conference that regular payments his government has received from the CIA for more than a decade would continue. Karzai also said that talks on a U.S.-Afghan bilateral security agreement to govern future American military presence in the country had been delayed because of conditions the...
  • Five U.S. troops killed by IED attack in Afghanistan

    05/04/2013 8:15:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 5/4/13 | Kiko Itasaka and Matthew DeLuca, NBC News
    Five United States troops were killed Saturday by an attack involving an improvised explosive device, the NATO-led security force in the country said.
  • Full text of the criminal complaint against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    04/22/2013 7:27:21 PM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-22-2013 | Chris Wilson
    Federal authorities unsealed a 10-page criminal complaint against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev today, outlining the events leading up to the twin explosions in minute-by-minute detail. The author, Special Agent Daniel R. Genck of the FBI's Boston Field Office, pieced together the events from the footage of several different security cameras that captured Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the minutes before the bombing. Tamerlan was killed in a firefight with police early Friday morning. The complaint, for example, suggests that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have activated the first bomb via cell phone: snip
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • MORE: 7 IEDs recovered in the searches so far, some in Watertown & some at the house in Cambridge,

    04/19/2013 2:46:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/19/13 | NBC Nightly News
    MORE: 7 IEDs recovered in the searches so far, some in Watertown & some at the house in Cambridge, police officials say
  • Spanish anarchists send Catholics explosive packages containing vibrators

    04/19/2013 2:33:59 PM PDT · by haffast · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 19 April 2013 14.17 EDT | Giles Tremlett
    An anarchist group in Spain has been sending bombs to prominent Roman Catholics, hiding the explosives inside packages containing vibrators. At least two such mini-bombs have been sent by a group that calls itself the Anticlerical Pro Sex Toys Group, according to Spain's state-owned EFE news agency. One device exploded at a postal sorting office, slightly injuring the woman who was handling the package. "Please accept our apologies," the group said in an email apparently sent to an anarchist website at the beginning of last month. "Next time we won't fail." The group targeted the Roman Catholic archbishop of Pamplona,...
  • Bomb fragment pictured in FBI report

    04/16/2013 7:00:23 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 64 replies
    An intelligence bulletin issued to law enforcement includes a picture of a mangled pressure cooker and a torn black bag that the FBI says were part of a bomb that exploded during the Boston Marathon.
  • Boston attack underscores growing threat of IEDs in America (Has Iraq come to America?)

    04/16/2013 5:22:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/16/2013 | By Barnini Chakraborty
    The deadly bomb attack on the Boston Marathon highlights what may be a growing threat to American cities -- the use of IEDs to target large gatherings, inflicting mass damage with a device that is difficult to detect. Security experts say the use of IEDs is becoming a preferred tool of terror in both domestic and global attacks -- or attempted attacks -- against the United States. "The reason to use an IED or multiple IEDs is that you're trying to create an oversized impact, and as much panic and disruption as possible," Bill Braniff, the executive director of the...
  • Boston IED bomb devices with ball bearings are used by terrorists in Afghanistan

    04/16/2013 2:33:27 PM PDT · by tellw · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail - UK ^ | 4-16-13 | Daniel Bates
    The two bombs that killed three people and injured at least 176 at the Boston Marathon on Monday were made from six-liter pressure cookers crammed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings and stashed in black backpacks, police sources revealed today. The cruelly-designed bombs have 'frequently' been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a 2010 Homeland Security Department pamphlet - hinting at the origins of the bombers behind the worst terrorist atrocity in the U.S. since 9/11.
  • Saudi terror cell, possibly al Qaeda, behind Boston Marathon bombings. Manhunt for escaped suspect

    04/16/2013 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Fred · 25 replies
    debka ^ | 041613 | DebkaFile
    FBI Special Agent Richard Deslauriers told reporters Tuesday, April 16, that the probe had no leads 18 hours after two explosions blew up at the annual Boston Marathon’s finishing line, killing three people and injuring 176 – 17 critically. debkafile’s counterterrorism sources can disclose however that the investigation has in fact homed in on a suspected terror cell of three Saudi nationals, very possibly tied to Al Qaeda. The flat they share in the Revere, Massachusetts, near Boston, was searched after the questioning of one of the suspects, a Saudi student, who was hospitalized with badly burned hands. One of...
  • A Short Recent History of Pressure Cooker Bombs

    04/16/2013 11:14:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 69 replies
    Time ^ | 4-16-2013 | Michael Crowley
    News organizations are reporting that authorities in Boston believe at least one of the explosive devices in Boston was a pressure cooker. (Yes, like the closed pot you might use to cook rice at home.) As it happens, pressure cookers have a nefarious history in counterterrorism circles. In 2004, the Department of Homeland Security was concerned enough about pressure cooker bombs to issue an alert to federal and state security officials: “A technique commonly taught in Afghan terrorist training camps is the use/conversion of pressure cookers into IEDs,” the bulletin warned. That bulletin cited several plots from 2002 to 2004...
  • Explosives Used at Boston Marathon Were Pressure Cooker Bombs (Video)

    04/16/2013 9:45:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/13 | Jim Hoft
    The explosives used at the Boston Marathon were pressure cooker bombs. These were not particularly well built bombs. These bombs were first used in Afghanistan. Happening Now reported:
  • Pressure Cooker Bombs (From 2006)

    04/16/2013 9:47:01 AM PDT · by mnehring · 24 replies
    Ever notice that even terrorist seem get involved with "fads?" It seems that the latest is a new type of improvised explosive device that is all too common in the area of the Indian subcontinent. The pressure cooker bomb is becoming the terrorist's weapon of preference. Here's something from the New Dehli Newspaper, the Hindu: Terrorists trained in making pressure cooker bombs NEW DELHI: Terrorists in camps purportedly operating along the Baluchistan border between Pakistan and Afghanistan are being trained in making and exploding pressure cooker bombs, which were used in the Delhi blasts last year and at least in...
  • Alert ! Video the Military Does NOT Want You To See ! Drone Footage of IED Explosion !

    03/19/2013 10:00:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/16/13 | Dahboo Knight
    A whistle Blower released this footage ... Mirror it , SAVE IT !! They WILL eventually remove this .... It shows the enemy Burried an IED , WHILE the drone fimed it .... NO ONE SAID A WORD TO THE US TROOPS IN THE TRUCK THAT GOT HIT !! MAKE THIS INFO GO VIRAL ... IT SAVES LIFES !
  • Hyderabad Bomb Blasts: Two Deadly Explosions Leave Terror Cloud over India

    02/21/2013 2:35:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Time ^ | Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Krista Mahr
    At least 12 people have been killed and scores injured in twin bomb blasts on Thursday that authorities believe may have been a terrorist attack in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. There has been no official confirmation as to the nature of the blasts, but government officials have said they was carried out by a “well-trained” group and were coordinated. Local media reports that the blasts comes two days after government security agencies sent an advisory to states to tighten security in light of potential threats from militant groups operating in the region related to the recent state executions...
  • Hyderabad Bomb Blasts: Two Deadly Explosions Leave Terror Cloud over India

    02/21/2013 2:35:16 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Time ^ | Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Krista Mahr
    At least 12 people have been killed and scores injured in twin bomb blasts on Thursday that authorities believe may have been a terrorist attack in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. There has been no official confirmation as to the nature of the blasts, but government officials have said they was carried out by a “well-trained” group and were coordinated. Local media reports that the blasts comes two days after government security agencies sent an advisory to states to tighten security in light of potential threats from militant groups operating in the region related to the recent state executions...
  • 'Political sensitivities' before life and liberty

    12/05/2012 8:23:35 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 04, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Last Friday, according to Arizona’s Casa Grande Dispatch, “an explosive device was detonated … by the back door of the U.S. Social Security Administration office, shaking downtown Casa Grande, but no one was injured.” The perpetrator was a Muslim, Abdullatif Aldosary. You would think that a Muslim detonating an IED in a government building in Arizona would be front-page stuff, or that national security agencies would be at heightened alert, but you would be wrong. The FBI is not treating it as a terrorism case because of “the political sensitivities involved.” Translation? They fear insulting Muslims. They’re not properly prosecuting...
  • FBI will not prosecute bombing of government building bombing with IED as terrorism

    12/03/2012 2:14:51 PM PST · by combat_boots · 33 replies
    Atlast Shrugs ^ | 12/3/2012 | various FR mention!
    FBI will not prosecute bombing of government building bombing with IED as terrorism due to "political sensitivities" This is as bad as the actual bombing. Afraid of violating the sharia and offending the feelings of jihadists, the FBI will not be prosecuting the bombing of a government building with an IED as terror due to "political sensitivities." It just gets worse and worse. Muslim bombs government office in Arizona Iraqi refugee arrested for bombing Arizona Social Security office with IED PJ Media, Patrick Poole via Free Republic UPDATED (8:25p EDT): I just spoke again with my contact in the FBI...
  • UPDATED: Iraqi refugee arrested for bombing Arizona Social Security office with IED

    12/02/2012 6:34:37 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 2 | Patrick Poole
    UPDATED (8:25p EDT): I just spoke again with my contact in the FBI Phoenix field office (who is not authorized to speak on behalf of the FBI office) that it is highly unlikely that Aldosary will be charged with any terrorism offense. While they are internally treating it like a domestic terrorism investigation, including looking at if he had any help constructing the explosive device, the FBI is saying very little and and will prosecute this as a simple explosives and arson case because of “the political sensitivities involved”. Original Post: The typically quiet town of Casa Grande, Arizona was...
  • U.S. Soldiers Urged Not to Shoot Taliban at Night so Locals Can Sleep

    10/05/2012 4:14:04 PM PDT · by DFG · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Reports indicate U.S. soldiers and British Royal Marines have been urged to show "courageous constraint" by not shooting Taliban members spotted planting IEDs. The reason? Shooting them might disturb the locals. This news comes out on the heels of an investigation into the death of Royal Marine Sergeant Peter Rayner, whom witnesses say watched the Taliban plant IEDs at night but was ordered not to engage them. Families of other soldiers and Royal Marines are telling stories of how their loved ones were not allowed to use mortars or night illumination when they came across Taliban members in an area...
  • A NATION BETRAYED

    09/23/2012 6:21:12 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 70 replies
    Diana West ^ | September 23, 2012 | SeekTheTruth
    Below is an extraordinary, heart-stopping and historic letter. It is a letter SSG Matthew Sitton sent to U.S. Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young after his commanders in Afghanistan told him to "quit whining" about orders to lead patrols without objective "through, for lack of a better term, basically a mine field on a daily basis," as Sitton wrote. Twice daily basis, in fact. On August 2, 2012, Sitton and another US soldier were killed in one the IED-riddled field he spoke of. Eighty-one-year-old Rep. Young, who attends the same church in Florida as the Sitton family, this week announced he no...
  • Rats may be cheaper alternative to IED-seeking dogs.

    08/26/2012 3:35:17 PM PDT · by managusta · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 25/8/2012 | Matthew M. Burke
    SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — For centuries, rats have been cursed for spreading diseases and scavenging through garbage, but the Army hopes they can become unlikely heroes by using their sensitive snouts to sniff out land mines and improvised explosive devices. This summer, the Army awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer award of at least $519,000 to Barron Associates Inc., of Charlottesville, Va., to develop Giant African Pouched Rats — otherwise known as Gambian Pouched Rats — to find explosives. The Rugged Automated Training System program is sponsored by scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in collaboration with engineers...
  • Threat of IEDs growing at home

    07/30/2012 4:08:57 PM PDT · by AuntB · 61 replies
    My SanAntonio.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Stewar Powell
    WASHINGTON — Improvised explosive devices, like those that have killed and maimed thousands of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, pose a growing threat across Texas and the United States, leading to calls for urgent cooperation between U.S. military experts and civilian law enforcement officers. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, director of the Pentagon's so-called Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, alerted Congress in classified testimony this month to the mounting IED threat at home. He also highlighted the challenges his team faces trying to train stateside law enforcement agencies to detect, disarm and defeat the devices. “The domestic IED...
  • Soldier battling bombs irked by software switch

    07/26/2012 8:17:04 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    "The Army ordered the destruction of a report that praised the performance of an off-the-shelf software program that finds buried explosives in Afghanistan and replaced it with a revised, less-favorable assessment, according to internal Pentagon documents." --------------- At one point, a frustrated 82nd Airborne intelligence officer wrote to higher-ups, “We are trying to solve some very hard problems that pose life or death issues for the soldiers under this command, and [DCGS] is not making our job easier, while Palantir is giving us an intelligence edge. This is a pretty big redline for many of the units in the field,...
  • Military has to fight to purchase lauded IED buster

    07/17/2012 11:51:43 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    ...getting permission to buy the detection system has not been easy, a congressman says. The detective is not a sniffer dog, surveillance gear or metal detector. It is a software platform called Palantir that allows intelligence analysts to quickly mine streams of war-fighting data and calculate likely spots where the Taliban are hiding improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to attack allied convoys.
  • our seconds in Afghanistan: Was it combat, or a crime?

    06/18/2012 7:23:07 PM PDT · by Sarajevo · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10 June 2012 | Kim Murphy
    A seasoned Army sergeant makes a split-second decision to stop a possible bombing. Now he's stunned to be charged with negligent homicide. Sgt. 1st Class Walter Taylor's life collapsed in four interminable seconds in a dusty field in central Afghanistan. His convoy was reeling from a roadside bomb, his fellow soldiers were engaged in combat with insurgents — and a mysterious black car had just screeched to a stop in the middle of the firefight. Some nine minutes later, a black door opens. Second 1: A figure dressed in dark, bulky clothing emerges. Second 2: The figure begins walking toward...
  • Encouraging Iran by doing nothing

    06/06/2012 7:05:49 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    WoPo ^ | May 28, 2012 | J. Rubin
    Encouraging Iran by doing nothing Washington Post (blog) - May 28, 2012 By Jennifer Rubin This is just the latest incident in Iran's war against the West, and against the United States specifically. Iran has facilitated deaths of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan. It plotted to kill a Saudi diplomat on our soil. And now this. Does the Obama administration retaliate for these acts of aggression? No, and in fairness the Bush administration enacted no penalty either for the deaths of U.S. troops in Iraq or Afghanistan attributable to Iranian IEDs.
  • Very Vain Vanity: is the term "IED" well known today? (writing song lyrics)

    03/27/2012 10:20:36 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 8 replies
    march 27, 2012 | hitech redneck
    I am trying to write lyrics for a song involving a troop who went to Iraq and whose vehicle encountered an IED (improvised explosive device, i.e. Islamoterrorist guerilla road bomb) that exploded. It presents the man as a hero who saved his buddies when they were thrown out of the vehicle, but who himself perished in a hail of automatic fire from the enemy. There is a lot more to the story both before and afterwards than this, but it is an important story element. The term "IED" is a lot more euphonious (the syllables have a better sound) in...