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  • Pentagon backs Turkey’s version of events, blames ‘incursion’ of Russian jet

    11/24/2015 8:27:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/24/15 | Rowna Scarborough
    The U.S. military on Tuesday labeled as an "incursion" the Russian fighter jet that was shot down by Turkish aircraft over the Syria-Turkey border. Army Col. Steve Warren, the top military spokesman in Baghdad, confirmed the Turk's version of events in saying they repeatedly warned the two Russian SU-24 pilots to back off. Col. Warren used the word "incursion" to describe the Russian flight, but also said the command was studying radars and other data, such as radio chatter, to make a definite conclusion. The incident happened at the border," Col. Warren said. "These things are not as clean as...
  • Chinese troops enter 25 km deep into Indian territory in Ladakh

    08/18/2014 9:19:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    DNA ^ | 08/18/2014
    Chinese troops are reported to have entered 25 to 30 km deep into Indian territory in Burtse area in Ladakh where they had pitched their tents last year that had led to a tense three-week standoff. Official sources said on Monday a patrol of Indian troops noticed the People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel on Sunday while moving from their base towards the higher 'New Patrol base' post in Burtse area of North Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. The area is at an altitude of 17,000 feet. The sources said the troops after walking barely 1.5 km from their base spotted...
  • Putins July 4th Message

    07/07/2012 4:16:26 AM PDT · by No One Special · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 6, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian strategic nuclear bombers entered the U.S. air defense zone near the Pacific coast on Wednesday and were met by U.S. interceptor jets, defense officials told the Free Beacon. It was the second time Moscow dispatched nuclear-capable bombers into the 200-mile zone surrounding U.S. territory in the past two weeks. An earlier intrusion by two Tu-95 Bear H bombers took place near Alaska as part of arctic war games that a Russian military spokesman said included simulated attacks on enemy air defenses and strategic facilities. A defense official said the Pacific coast intrusion came close to the U.S. coast...
  • Israeli Troops in Syria

    05/24/2013 6:17:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16/5/13
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD6kpWvr8fc
  • Chinese incursion leaves India on verge of crisis

    05/02/2013 11:48:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2013 5:50 AM EDT | Nirmala George
    The platoon of Chinese soldiers slipped across the boundary into India in the middle of the night, according to Indian officials. They were ferried across the bitterly cold moonscape in Chinese army vehicles, then got out to traverse a dry creek bed with a helicopter hovering overhead for protection. They finally reached their destination and pitched a tent in the barren Depsang Valley in the Ladakh region, a symbolic claim of sovereignty deep inside Indian-held territory. So stealthy was the operation that India did not discover the incursion until a day later, Indian officials said. China denies any incursion, but...
  • Obama Immigration Changes Overtaking America

    08/04/2012 1:00:01 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 16 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/04/02 | LD Jackson
    We all know President Obama is rewriting our immigration law on his own. He has issued new orders that grant certain illegal immigrants a waiver to deportation. Details of this new policy was released on Friday and for the paltry sum of $465, illegal immigrants that were brought to the United States as children can apply for a waiver and a work permit. In other words, trading illegal status for legal status. Sounds like a good deal, at least for them. In regards to these new immigration rules, ie. selective enforcement of current immigration law, we are learning about a...
  • Desert Visions (Monument and Horseshoe2 Fires)

    05/17/2012 1:44:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake (Photos by Cindy Kolb) ^ | May 17, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    As four separate wildfires devour the state of Arizona-burning more than 17,500 acres at last count-its instructive to look at how our government has handled its investigation into the two enormous ones which blazed a path of destruction across the state in 2011. According to the Arizona Daily Star, both the Horseshoe 2 and the Monument Fire were caused by humans, which in the case of national forests invariably means illegal aliens and/or Mexican narco-traffickers nesting within wilderness cordoned off from American citizens. The tragedy, which should elicit anger and frustration in anyone concerned about the environment and the lives...
  • Israel apologizes to Egypt for killing troops

    08/20/2011 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, August 20, 2011 11:30 AM EDT | IAN DEITCH and MAGGIE MICHAEL
    <p>JERUSALEM (AP) Israel apologized to Egypt Saturday for the deaths of three Egyptian soldiers during a cross-border clash with Palestinian militants, hours after Cairo threatened to withdraw its ambassador.</p> <p>Israel has blamed Palestinians from Gaza who came through Egypt's Sinai desert for killing eight Israelis after they crossed the border. The violence is testing Israel's landmark 1979 peace treaty with Egypt, already strained by the fall of longtime autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak.</p>
  • [South Texas:]Residents React to Mexican Military Helicopter

    08/08/2011 3:00:16 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Pro 8 News ^ | Aug 7, 2011 | Lauren Kendrick
    "Yesterday, a Mexican Military helicopter landed at the Laredo airport. it has some residents wondering just how safe our border is." "I just really worry for my family. Without security, everyone would come in here unauthorized and make a lot of chaos." The Mexican officers apparently landed at the Laredo airport after mistaking the landing strip for the one in Nuevo Laredo. One woman doubts it was a mistake. "Well I am a little upset that it happened. I think they knew what they were doing. I don't think it was a mistake. I think they were here to find...
  • [South Texas:]CBP: Mexican soldiers crossed Valley bridge onto U.S. territory

    07/26/2011 6:03:45 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 49 replies
    The Brownsville Herald/Monitor ^ | July 26, 2011 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    DONNA U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were processing 33 Mexican soldiers late Tuesday afternoon after the troops inadvertently crossed onto the U.S. side of the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge. Details of the incident remain unclear, but CBP spokesman Felix Garza said his agency was processing the soldiers for return to Mexico after they found themselves in U.S. territory with four Mexican Humvees.
  • [South Texas:]Border Patrol finds weapons cache near Rio Grande

    01/24/2011 3:50:35 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 24, 2011 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE A suspicious object protruding from the brush in Starr County led Border Patrol agents to a weapons cache that included an AK-47, three M4-style assault rifles, hand grenades, military-style uniforms and other related items, Customs and Border Protection said Monday. The seizure occurred Friday on the banks of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about five miles west of Roma. Agents reported finding the four rifles, two hand grenades, a ballistic vest, two ammunition-carrying vests, three two-way radios, two uniforms, and 16 fully-loaded 30-round magazines. All weapons except the grenades were turned over to Immigration and...
  • Chinese troops in Bhutan raising concern (Alarm over Chinese incursion)

    12/28/2005 10:42:39 AM PST · by Gengis Khan · 32 replies · 1,418+ views
    World Peace Herald ^ | December 28, 2005
    Chinese troops in Bhutan raising concernByUNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL PublishedDecember 28, 2005 NEW DELHI--The presence of Chinese soldiers in Bhutan has set off alarm bells in Thimphu and New Delhi. Chinese soldiers are building roads and bridges deep inside Bhutan, The Hindustan Times newspaper said Wednesday. More than 200 Chinese troops crossed into Bhutan in mid-November. "Relations between the two countries have been on the edge since then," said the report. Bhutanese Foreign Minister Khandu Wangchuk took up the matter with Chinese authorities after the issue was raised in Bhutanese parliament. "They (Chinese) told them (Bhutanese)...
  • CBP confirms two Mexican helicopter incursions in Starr County

    09/02/2010 9:21:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Federal officials confirmed two Mexican military helicopter incursions took place in skies over Starr and Hidalgo County today but are asking the public not to be alarmed. Local law enforcement officials were put on alert after a Mexican military helicopter was spotted in Alto Bonito and headed east into Hidalgo County. Sources told Action 4 News tha tthe helicopter flew from Alto Bonito and then over Sullivan City and La Joya around 1 p.m. Thursday.
  • Mexican helicopter over Texas sparks drug war concerns

    03/12/2010 6:30:59 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 34 replies · 1,356+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | March 11, 2010 | LYNN BREZOSKY and GARY MARTIN
    BROWNSVILLE The Zapata County sheriff Thursday was questioning why a Mexican military helicopter was hovering over homes on the Texas side of the Rio Grande. It was one of the more jarring incidents of the fourth week of border tensions sparked by drug killings and rumors of drug killings in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez said he'd reviewed photos of the chopper flown by armed personnel Tuesday over a residential area known as Falcon Heights-Falcon Village near the binational Falcon Lake, just south of the Starr-Zapata county line. He said the helicopter appeared to...
  • Chavez says Venezuela jets intercepted U.S. plane

    01/08/2010 11:43:07 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1,009+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/09/10
    Chavez says Venezuela jets intercepted U.S. plane CARACAS (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez said he ordered two F-16 jets to intercept a U.S. military plane that twice entered Venezuelan skies on Friday, but Washington said none of its planes flew over the South American country's airspace. Brandishing a photo of the plane, which he described as a P-3, Chavez said the overflight was the latest violation of Venezuelan airspace by the U.S. military from its bases on the Netherlands' Caribbean islands and from neighboring Colombia. "They are provoking us ... these are warplanes," he said. Chavez said the F-16s escorted...
  • Jihadi Email "Incursion"

    05/28/2009 5:09:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1,676+ views
    JIHADICA.COM ^ | May 27, 2009 | Scott Sanford
    SNIPPET: "On 15 May 2009, the Jihadi Brigades of Internet Incursion, which appear to be a part of the Shumukh Forums, announced a successful incursion of over 250,000 email addresses. Their announcement stated: We bring good news to the Islamic Ummah of the continuation of the electronic jihadi media raids in support of the truth in a time of disgrace and shame. Your brothers in the Jihadi Brigades of Internet Incursion have targeted 265,612 email addresses belonging to citizens of the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding countries with emails containing Usama bin Ladens Practical Steps to Liberate Palestine, which the...
  • Brutal crime wave shakes Mexico to the core

    09/12/2008 10:55:57 AM PDT · by South40 · 22 replies · 133+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 9/12/2008 | Alistair Bell (Reuters)
    MEXICO CITY A gruesome crime wave is shaking Mexico to its core, with children murdered, headless bodies left in piles and ordinary Mexicans losing the little faith they have in the police and government. While violent crime has long been rampant in Mexico, a spate of recent killings have gone beyond anything seen before as drug smugglers slaughter rivals and common criminals, often helped by corrupt police, turn more brutal. Hitmen from the Gulf cartel drug gang left a pile of 11 headless corpses piled up near the city of Merida and police say the victims were likely still...
  • Boarder Patrol Agent Held At Gunpoint

    08/08/2008 10:01:28 AM PDT · by mmp813 · 24 replies · 207+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/8/08 | mmp813
    Once again we are told of an incident in which one of our Boarder Patrol Agents has been placed in a life threatening situation while protecting the boarder between Mexico and the United States. However, let's consider this situation a little differently. Let's consider it, if we can, from the thoughts that might have been going through the mind of our Agent while he was being held at gunpoint by the Mexican military on the American side of the boarder.
  • Mexican Troops Cross Border, Hold Border Agent

    08/06/2008 7:21:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies · 326+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Mexican troops crossed the border into Arizona and held a U.S. Border Patrol agent at gunpoint on Sunday, according to a published report. Agents assigned to the Border Patrol at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the border into an isolated area southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who has not been identified. The Mexicans withdrew after other American agents arrived on the scene, The Washington Times reports. Its not known why the troops crossed the border, but American law enforcement authorities have said that current and former Mexican soldiers have been hired to protect drug...
  • Crossing the line: Witnesses say man was pushed from Progreso bridge during brief incursion

    02/25/2008 10:57:43 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 25 replies · 875+ views
    Valley Morning Star ^ | 02-25- | EDWINA GARZA
    PROGRESO - An armed squad of Mexican men in military uniforms walked a blindfolded captive to the middle of the Progreso International Bridge in broad daylight on Feb. 13, crossed the international boundary to the U.S. side, sat the man on the guardrail and then pushed him off, according to a group of Winter Texans returning from a shopping trip to Mexico. One member of a South Dakota family of three who witnessed the events took shapshots that show armed men in military-style clothing standing on the U.S. side of the bridges border marker. The family says one photograph shows...