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  • Obama’s Commemorate 9/11 With Group Called ‘KaBOOM!’

    09/12/2014 2:51:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Barack and Michelle Obama commemorated 9/11 Thursday by working with a group called KaBOOM!. Michelle instagrammed a photo the first couple working with the KaBOOM! volunteers to assemble backpacks with the caption: “President Obama and the First Lady joined millions across the country to commemorate the September 11 attacks with acts of service, assembling backpacks with @KaBOOM volunteers.”
  • Can’t Make This Up: Obamas Remembered 9/11 By Stuffing Backpacks With KaBoom

    09/12/2014 10:36:07 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 29 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Sep-12-2014 | cd3
    The President and FLOTUS joined millions to #Remember911 with service by assembling backpacks with KaBoom volunteers
  • U.S. BOMBERS SET EMDEN ABLAZE; 138 NAZI PLANES DOWNED TO OUR 20 (12/12/43)

    12/12/2013 4:13:23 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 22 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/12/43 | Frederick Graham, John C. Crider, Milton Bracker, Sidney Shalett, Drew Middleton, Hanson W. Baldwin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
  • 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...
  • 10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever

    05/24/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 2012 | David Hambling
    10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever Most weapons, from .45 automatics to 155-mm howitzers, are described in terms of caliber—the diameter of their projectile. These are the biggest of the big. Some are impractical showpieces built to satisfy the outsize egos of dictators such as Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein. Others are pure demonstrations of extreme gunsmithing. All of them pack a punch. Largest Muzzle-Loading Cannon The Tsar Cannon was cast in bronze in 1586 and weighs 40 tons. Its 35-inch bore and could fire about 1800 pounds of stone grapeshot, earning it the nickname the Russian Shotgun. It was never...
  • (US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass

    04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration." Pro-tip: The diagram up top illustrates how to explode a carcass when it needs to be eliminated quickly and absolutely. Under less urgent circumstances, the explosive placement illustrated below (corresponding to "partial obliteration") should suffice. Pro-tip #2: In some cases, it is probably best...
  • Microsoft Co-Founder To Build Giant Plane To Launch People, Cargo Into Space

    12/13/2011 3:46:04 PM PST · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 13 Dec 2011
    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan are building the world’s biggest plane to help launch cargo and astronauts into space, in the latest of several ventures fueled by technology tycoons clamoring to write America’s next chapter in spaceflight. Their plans, unveiled Tuesday, call for a twin-fuselage aircraft with wings longer than a football field to carry a rocket high into the atmosphere and drop it, avoiding the need for a launch pad and the expense of additional rocket fuel. Allen, who teamed up with Rutan in 2004 to send the first privately financed, manned spacecraft into space,...
  • USAF F-16 kills Talibans responsible for shot down helicopter

    08/10/2011 6:58:06 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 40 replies
    F-16.net ^ | 8/10/2011 | Lieven Dewitte
    August 10, 2011 (by Lieven Dewitte) - An F-16 airstrike has killed the Taliban fighters believed responsible for shooting down a CH-47 helicopter, killing 38 people, NATO-led forces said. They ran but couldn't hide. General John Allen, US forces commander in Afghanistan, said those responsible for firing at the Chinook helicopter on Saturday had been targeted on Monday by an F-16. After an exhaustive manhunt, Special Operations forces located Mullah Mohibullah and the shooter after receiving multiple intelligence leads and tips from local citizens. The two men were attempting to flee the country in order to avoid capture. The NATO...
  • LNG tank valve won't release gas. Help.

    07/24/2011 3:23:13 PM PDT · by VA Voter · 152 replies
    7/24/2011 | self
    I filled a 20lb LNG tank this afternoon and now with the valve open it won't release the gas. BBQ ruined. The guy where I got the gas says the valve is stuck or broken closed inside. Is there anything I can do?
  • Fireworks accident decapitates Fargo man(Trailer Park Boys)

    07/06/2011 8:17:23 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 80 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | July 05, 2011, 03:57 PM | Heidi Shaffer
    An eyewitness here says a Fourth of July fireworks accident decapitated a Fargo man Monday night. Police identified the victim as Jesse William Burley, a 41-year-old father of two, who enjoyed life to its fullest, said Burley’s stepfather Chuck Asplin of Fargo. Chris Hanson, Burley’s neighbor who saw the accident, was packing up his car to leave north Fargo’s Riviera Heights mobile home park as tornado sirens sounded just before 9:30 p.m. Burley was getting ready to set off a second round of what Hanson said he believed was either a homemade or illegal artillery shell firework. “He went over...
  • Police identify victim of north Fargo fireworks accident

    07/05/2011 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 52 replies
    In-forum ^ | July 05, 2011 | Heidi Shaffer
    FARGO – Police have identified the victim of Monday's fatal fireworks accident as Jesse William Burley, 41. An eyewitness here says a Fourth of July fireworks accident decapitated the Fargo man Monday night. Chris Hanson, who lives down the street from the victim, was packing up his car to leave north Fargo’s Riviera Heights mobile home park when the accident happened as tornado sirens sounded just before 9:30 p.m. Burley, Hanson’s neighbor, was getting ready to set off a second round of what Hanson said he believes was either a homemade or illegal artillery shell firework. “He went over into...
  • Man Killed Trying to Hold Up Marijuana Dispensary Truck(CA)

    06/24/2011 1:53:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies · 1+ views
    laist.com ^ | 23 June, 2011 | Andy Sternberg
    A Santa Ana man was shot dead while trying to rob a marijuana dispensary truck along with three friends in Brea on Wednesday night. 20-year-old Minh Kinh Dang was killed and three other men were jailed on suspicion of robbery and felony murder according to Brea police. while trying to steal marijuana from a medical marijuana deliveryman, and three other men were jailed on suspicion of robbery and felony murder. The men approached the truck around 8:15 p.m. in the Birchwood Village apartment complex in Brea. When Dang whipped out a gun, the marijuana delivery man's security guard shot him,...
  • YOUTUBE - DFU PRESENTS: Paul Potts Sings Khamis Gadaffi

    03/20/2011 10:33:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    The youngest son of Col. Gadaffi became toast today. Oh no, we are not targeting Gadaffi. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It is payback time for Lockerbie. Enjoy Paul Potts singing about Khamis Gadaffi
  • No charges for homeowner who killed would-be burglar

    11/17/2010 5:45:53 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 10 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 17, 2010 05:20PM | Aaron Falk
    No charges will be filed against a Kearns man who shot and killed a would-be burglar last week. The homeowner was “legally justified” when he shot 19-year-old Kyle Stuart Poulton during an attempted break-in Nov. 8, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. The man “had a real, and legally justified, fear for the safety of his family and believed he was attempting to prevent his home from being burglarized,” the DA’s Office found. On Nov. 8, the man was at his home, near 5600 South and 5100 West, when someone rang the doorbell around 1:30 a.m., according...
  • Standing on a landmine [Caroline Glick on why Obama is like a landmine]

    08/17/2010 8:26:46 AM PDT · by HearMe · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/17/2010 | Caroline Glick
    Obama’s stance on the Ground Zero mosque should signal to Israel that the president is so wed to his ideology that he will push it regardless of political conditions. US President Barack Obama’s warm endorsement of the plan to build a mosque by the ruins of the World Trade Center tells Israel – and its enemies – everything we need to know about the president of the United States of America. Speaking during a Ramadan fast breaking meal at the White House to an audience of people affiliated with various Muslim Brotherhood- related groups in the US, Obama couched his...
  • U.K. Teen Dies in Blast After Cigarette Sparks Hair Bleach

    03/25/2010 4:19:16 PM PDT · by GovernmentShrinker · 71 replies · 1,324+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 25, 2010 | FoxNews.com
    ... A British hairdresser died after her cigarette ignited a leaking bottle of hydrogen peroxide bleach which then blew up in her car as she drove along a quiet country lane ... "We want to warn people how volatile hydrogen peroxide is, even if it is kept in the boot of a car. Jennie’s friends have all said they carry it," added her mother Pauline Mitchell.
  • Something big just blew up in baytown texas

    12/09/2009 6:50:19 AM PST · by jpsb · 200 replies · 11,147+ views
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  • Will Krakatoa rock the world again? Last time, it killed thousands & changed the weather for 5 years

    11/16/2009 10:37:57 PM PST · by doug from upland · 55 replies · 3,265+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-2009 | Marcus Dunk
    Will Krakatoa rock the world again? Last time, it killed thousands and changed the weather for five years, now it could be even deadlier... By Marcus Dunk Bright orange lava spews up into the air, dark smoke mingles with the clouds and the gloomy night takes on an ominous red glow. Towering 1,200ft above the tropical stillness of the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, one of the most terrifying volcanoes the world has ever known has begun to stir once more. Almost 126 years to the day since Krakatoa first showed signs of an imminent eruption, stunning pictures released this week...
  • Haven Police Ditch Glocks After Two Explode

    07/18/2009 10:30:23 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 152 replies · 4,164+ views
    WINTER HAVEN | The Police Department is ditching $38,000 worth of guns after two .45-caliber GAP Glock Model 37 pistols exploded in separate training incidents a year a part, causing minor injuries to an officer and a cadet. "I've been around 34 years in law enforcement, and we've seen malfunctioning with guns, but never seen it explode," Police Chief Mark LeVine said. "When I've got two guns out of 90 mess up, something's wrong." The department has not had any problems with the guns during use in the line of duty. The force of the explosions came down through the...
  • Shocking Video of Catastrophic Barrel Failure

    06/19/2009 9:29:08 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 40 replies · 2,095+ views
    http://accurateshooter.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 12, 2009 | Accurate Shooter
    The rifle is a Browning stainless A-Bolt, caliber unknown. We don’t know for sure, but the barrel probably became obstructed when the shooter allowed the gun to rest muzzle down on the ground, so some mud collected in the bore. Below, we’ve grabbed five frames from the key section of the video. You can see the barrel split into two segments. This shooter, who was NOT wearing eye protection, was uninjured. He is is lucky that the action held and no metal shards blew backwards.
  • Notice of Contract Action-B-2 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) GBU-57A/B

    06/10/2009 10:04:24 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 19 replies · 2,663+ views
    Fed Biz Ops ^ | 6/8/2009 | US Air Force
    Synopsis: Added: Jun 08, 2009 5:21 pm NOTICE OF CONTRACT ACTION (NOCA) - The 678 ARSS intends to issue a sole-source contract to McDonnell Douglas Corporation, A Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the Boeing Company (hereafter referred to as The Boeing Company), for the B-2/Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). The objective of the B-2/MOP program is to execute a Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program for a 30,000 lb. class, GPS/INS guided weapon that will be integrated on the B-2A. The Government anticipates award on or about December 31, 2009, of a Fixed-Price type contract for the build of up to 20 weapons (5...
  • BUSY SUN (or...not so much)

    05/25/2009 5:38:38 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 38 replies · 1,872+ views
    spaceweather.com ^ | 5/25/2009 | No attribution
    The sun is still in the pits of a deep solar minimum. Lately, however, attentive observers of solar activity have noticed a certain "busy-ness" on the solar disk.
  • What's Dead (Short Answer: All Of It)

    03/05/2009 10:55:28 AM PST · by Oberon · 66 replies · 2,583+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 03/05/09 | Karl Denninger
    Just so you have a short list of what's at stake if Washington DC doesn't change policy here and now (which means before the collapse in equities comes, which could start as soon as today, if the indicators I watch have any validity at all. For what its worth, those indicators are painting a picture of the Apocalypse that I simply can't believe, and they're showing it as an imminent event - like perhaps today imminent.) All pension funds, private and public, are done. If you are receiving one, you won't be. If you think you will in the future,...
  • Oct. 22 airpower summary: B-1B bombs bad bikers

    10/24/2008 9:02:38 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies · 725+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 10/23/2008 | AFNS Staff
    10/23/2008 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Oct. 22, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here. In Afghanistan, an Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fired cannon rounds onto anti-Afghan forces in the open in the vicinity of Orgun-E. The mission was confirmed a success by the on-scene joint terminal attack controllers. In the vicinity of Morghab, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped guided bomb unit-31s and GBU-38s onto a group of enemy fighters on motorcycles firing against coalition forces....
  • (British) Nuclear Missiles Could Blow Up 'Like Popcorn'

    06/25/2008 4:10:38 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 208+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-25-2008 | Duncan Gardham
    Nuclear missiles could blow up 'like popcorn' By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent Last Updated: 8:59PM BST 25/06/2008 A design flaw in Britain's nuclear arsenal means that warheads could set off a chain reaction "like popcorn" if they were accidentally dropped, according to Ministry of Defence documents. More than 1,700 warheads are affected by the problem which would cause them to explode one after another, an effect known as "popcorning." A typical Trident nuclear missile contains three to six warheads, and some submarines carry up to 24 missiles, meaning the potential for disaster could be huge. Defence companies try to prevent...
  • CORRECTED: Coalition forces kill al-Qaeda in Iraq leader (Baghdad)

    01/04/2008 9:16:50 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 23 replies · 129+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | January 3, 2008 | MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
    Press Release A080103c January 3, 2008 Coalition forces kill al-Qaeda in Iraq leader (Baghdad) BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces killed a terrorist leader and two other terrorists during operations on December 27 to disrupt al-Qaeda in Iraq networks operating near the capital city. During the operation, Coalition forces targeted Muhammad Khalil Ibrahim, the deputy military leader for the al-Qaeda in Iraq network operating south of Baghdad. Ibrahim was a key planner in numerous attacks against Coalition forces operating in the Mahmudiyah area, and was also involved in the facilitation of foreign terrorists and weapons. Also, Ibrahim and other senior al-Qaeda...
  • F-16s destroy insurgent mortar team

    11/18/2007 8:31:25 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 55 replies · 201+ views
    2nd BCT, 3rd Infantry Divison Public Affairs via F-16.net ^ | November 17, 2007 | Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky
    November 17, 2007 (by Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky) - Two Air Force F-16s destroyed a mobile insurgent mortar team consisting of three al-Qaeda members, a mortar launcher and van Nov. 14 in Adwaniyah using Maverick laser-guided missiles. Paratroopers from 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, currently attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, responded to an initial small arms fire engagement against a Concerned Local Citizens checkpoint in Adwaniyah. After driving the insurgents away, the Paratroopers performed an aerial reconnaissance of the surrounding areas. While conducting the scouting mission, Coalition aircraft...
  • Suicide bomber detonates upon discovery by CLCs (Muqdadiya)

    10/27/2007 12:56:48 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 168+ views
    Multi-National Corps – Iraq ^ | October 27, 2007 | Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
    MUQDADIYA, Iraq – Acting on a tip from a local citizen, a group of Concerned Local Citizens located a suicide bomber, who detonated himself upon discovery in Muqdadiya Oct. 26.The suicide bomber, who was believed to be targeting a populated area, detonated as soon as the CLC group entered the house he was located in, causing it to collapse. The collapse wounded one CLC and a suspected extremist who was in the house with the suicide bomber.“Today’s discovery is a sure sign the population continues to grow tired of al- Qaeda’s barbaric acts,” said Col. David W. Sutherland, commander of...
  • DFU SONG: Camelot (He is odd...really odd...Mahmoud Ahmadinejad)

    09/26/2007 7:54:51 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 56+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 9-2007 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - CAMELOT There is a modern Hitler dwarf we're watching...he says that he'll incinerate the Jews Columbia invites distinguished speakers....and him they choose He wears cute platform shoes so he is bigger...he chooses young boy's clothing in size four He should spend lots of time down on his prayer rug...for what's in store He is odd...really odd...Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Ahmadinejad, very odd...and evil to the core Like Hillary he is a master liar...he says they have no homosexuals Propaganda you're fed....'cause when they're found, they're dead We've really heard enough from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad He is odd...really odd...Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Ahmadinejad,...
  • Extreme Energy Burst Detected by Chandra Telescope

    06/05/2007 8:28:37 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 43 replies · 1,444+ views
    Space.com ^ | 05 June 2007, 5:52 AM EDT | Dave Mosher
    To the naked eye, galactic cluster 3C438 looks like any other patch of starry sky. But the Chandra space telescope's X-ray vision paints an extremely different picture-bursting from the cluster's center is a cloud of energy equivalent to 1 billion exploding Suns, an event that may be universe's most energetic ever detected. Astronomers who made the discovery have whittled down the cause of the cosmic energy burst to two suspects. They think either two dense galaxies are colliding at 4 million mph, or a super-massive black hole is swallowing the mass of 100 stars each year. "In either scenario, this...
  • Car bomb rips trhough Kabul

    03/13/2007 8:35:12 PM PDT · by kcvl · 7 replies · 536+ views
    Per Fox News...
  • Catastrophic Failure of Semiautomatic Handguns [Glock]

    02/28/2007 11:52:31 AM PST · by archy · 94 replies · 8,446+ views
    New Jersey State Police ^ | February 23, 2007 | New Jersey State Police-
    Catastrophic Failure of Semiautomatic Handguns The following bulletin was received from the New Jersey State Police - Officer Safety Division Date: February 23, 2007 Continuous reloading an chambering of the same round may cause catastrophic failure in semiautomatic handguns.The Security Force at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, recently reported on the catastrophic failure of a semiautomatic handgun when it was fired. The internal explosion caused the frame to break while the slide and barrel separated from the weapon and traveled down range. No one was injured in the incident. An investigation revealed that security personnel...
  • China promises socialism for 100 years

    02/28/2007 1:28:24 AM PST · by MadIvan · 31 replies · 818+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 28, 2007 | Richard Spencer
    China's prime minister promised to maintain "socialism for 100 years" yesterday as the Communist Party tried to play down media discussion of political reform."We must keep a firm grasp on the basic principles of the Party in the initial stage of socialism, without wavering, for 100 years," Wen Jiabao, said in an article reproduced in the People's Daily newspaper and other centrally-controlled state media. Dampening hopes both of Chinese dissidents and of governments abroad that have called for faster political change, he said that while democracy was necessary it could only come about on the party's terms and when the...
  • DFU SONG: Big Yellow Taxi (we leveled Tehran and made it a parking lot)

    02/15/2007 8:07:50 AM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 373+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 2-2007 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - BIG YELLOW TAXI We leveled Tehran and made it a parking lot You Islamoscum, guess what....one more lesson's taught When all those Cruise Missiles came...their downtown would never be quite the same We leveled Tehran and made it a parking lot Their tyrant is dead - bye, Ahmadinejad When they searched, what’s left…not much…platform shoes, that’s odd When all those Cruise Missiles came...their downtown would never be quite the same We leveled Tehran and made it a parking lot Now what do they think, those guys in Syria As they wet their pants, what’s wrong…there’s hysteria When...
  • Air Force combat airpower helps turn tide in decisive Battle of An Najaf

    02/05/2007 11:01:21 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies · 981+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 2/4/2007 | Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Gregoire
    2/4/2007 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFNEWS) -- More than 200 enemy insurgents were killed and 100 gunmen captured near An Najaf Jan. 28 with 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing providing close-air support in the joint, combined effort to route the enemy in battle. After insurgents attacked ground forces with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades, 332nd F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs answered the call for support dropping more than 3.5 tons of precision munitions and expending 2,300 rounds of 20mm and 30mm cannon fire in an area of about five square miles. F-16 from the 510th Expeditionary Fighter...
  • Sea Launch Rocket Explodes On Pad

    01/30/2007 3:56:18 PM PST · by cabojoe · 43 replies · 2,350+ views
    A Sea Launch Zenit 3SL rocket was destroyed at liftoff today, disappearing in a massive fireball that enveloped its floating launch platform in the Pacific Ocean. Lost in the explosion was the commercial NSS 8 telecommunications satellite.
  • Shi’a mosque destroyed in explosion

    01/21/2007 7:26:18 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 22 replies · 784+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | Sunday, 21 January 2007 | MASTER SGT. DAVID LARSEN
    BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers responded to an explosion northwest of the Iraqi capital Jan. 19, finding a mosque leveled. Elements of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division responded to the location of the Al-Haja Mosque in the Saba al-Bor region after hearing an explosion and receiving a phoned-in tip from a resident stating the mosque was destroyed. Upon arrival, the unit searched the remains and area surrounding the mosque, reporting no casualties. No Iraqi security forces were on site for the initial search. The cause of the explosion is currently unknown....
  • Iraqi Army coordinates for air support to kill terrorists near Balad

    12/18/2006 2:36:50 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies · 472+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | Dec. 18, 2006 | Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
    TIKRIT, Iraq – Iraqi Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Iraqi Army Division, with support from Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, called in an air strike on a house harboring eight terrorists after receiving small-arms fire from the house Thursday while they were on patrol east of Balad. Coalition Forces called for air support after small-arms fire from the house wounded three Iraqi soldiers. After receiving clearance, an F-15E dropped a guided bomb on the house, partially demolishing it. However, IA continued to receive small-arms fire. Terrorists were observed going into the house. An...
  • Coalition Forces kill 11 insurgents in Ramadi [Most killed by tank rounds]

    11/14/2006 7:50:46 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 19 replies · 600+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | Nov. 14, 2006 | MULTINATIONAL FORCE – WEST, PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
    On Nov. 13, Coalition Forces observed a small number of insurgents emplacing an improvised explosive device. The insurgents were engaged by Coalition Forces with small arms fire, killing two. The three remaining insurgents returned to the emplacement site and Coalition Forces fired one tank main gun round, killing all three insurgents. There were secondary explosions, and the remains of the IED continued to burn for about an hour. Following an IED attack on a Coalition Vehicle four hours later in the same vicinity, four insurgents were killed after they attempted to take mission essential equipment from the vehicle. Two of...
  • Kerry hands GOP a Halloween treat

    11/01/2006 3:45:20 AM PST · by MadIvan · 37 replies · 1,327+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 1, 2006 | John Kass
    Just as the Republicans were about to lose the November elections through every fault of their own, U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Ketchup) had to go open his mouth.It was almost like the time he tried to pass himself off as Jethro Bodine in Ohio and cost himself the White House, but worse. This one could cost his party control of Congress, which will surely upset U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Tomczak), running the Democratic congressional push. Emanuel is the City Hall-backed operative, elected by political thugs in a patronage army, who represents clean government in other states. "Is Kerry getting paid...
  • Iraqi Police Stop Suicide Bomber

    09/22/2006 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 16 replies · 441+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | Friday, 22 September 2006 | Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
    BAGHDAD – Iraqi police near the northern city of Tal Afar prevented a suicide bomber from killing innocent civilians Thursday by engaging with small arms fire, causing his vest to detonate. The suspicious individual approached the checkpoint near the Al-Qadisiyah neighborhood and did not comply with the police’s repeated warnings to stop approaching. As the police began to fire at the suicide bomber, the vest detonated, killing the individual. The police actions thwarted the attack and there were no injuries to innocent civilians or Iraqi Security Forces. -30- FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL CORPS-IRAQ, PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE BY E-MAIL AT...
  • IRAN PRESIDENT PLANS TRIP TO NYC; SPEECH AT UNITED NATIONS :DRUDGE

    09/06/2006 5:22:44 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 287 replies · 7,067+ views
    Drudge ^ | 09/06/2006 | Drudge
    IRAN PRESIDENT PLANS TRIP TO NYC; SPEECH AT UNITED NATIONS
  • USS Enterprise Aircraft Destroy Taliban Targets in Afghanistan

    09/05/2006 2:54:19 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 28 replies · 970+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 9/5/2006 2:19:00 PM | USS Enterprise Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS060905-09 Release Date: 9/5/2006 2:19:00 PM USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea (NNS) -- Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 stationed aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) provided support to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground as part of Operation Medusa in Afghanistan that began Sept. 3. In concert with coalition air forces, F/A-18C Hornets from the “Sidewinders” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86, based in Beaufort, S.C., conducted precision strikes on a known Taliban position near Kandahar. The “Sidewinders” joined other coalition and Enterprise-based aircraft that have conducted strikes in southern Afghanistan in support of...
  • Video: He Who Lives by the Bomb, Shall Die by the Bomb

    08/12/2006 9:17:15 PM PDT · by llevrok · 83 replies · 3,434+ views
    500 pounder dropped on guys planting IED - they never knew what hit them.Please go to the link to see the whole video.
  • U.S. successfully launches unarmed intercontinental missile in test

    07/21/2006 12:21:20 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 68 replies · 1,482+ views
    AP via Sun Sentinel ^ | 7/20/2006 | Staff
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile early Thursday. The Minuteman III dummy warheads were fired at 3:14 a.m. and traveled about 4,200 miles before hitting a water target in the Marshall Islands.
  • F-16 strafes, kills terrorist

    07/20/2006 7:57:08 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 67 replies · 2,002+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | Thursday, 20 July 2006 | American Forces Press Service
    BAQUBAH – A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter, providing nontraditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to Coalition ground forces, killed a member of an improvised explosive device cell and identified an IED emplacement Wednesday near Baqubah, U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials reported. The F-16 identified three possible IED emplacers and passed the information to ground forces. Ground unit personnel positively identified the terrorists and requested the F-16 engage the hostile forces. The F-16 strafed the terrorists, killing one and ending the engagement. Coalition aircraft, operationally controlled by U.S. Central Command Air Forces from Southwest Asia bases, provide a constant...
  • Freep a poll! (Al-jazeera. Is Israel over reacting to soldier's kidnap?)

    07/12/2006 7:25:02 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies · 649+ views
    Al-jazeera.net ^ | 7-12-06 | Al-jazeera
    Is Israeli action in Gaza an over reaction? Yes No Unsure
  • 1 terrorist killed, 2 wounded trying to place an IED; CF find weapons cache

    07/09/2006 12:49:45 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 16 replies · 710+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | July 8, 2006 | MASTER SGT. ERIC LOBSINGER
    AL YUSUFIYAH – One terrorist was killed and two were wounded when the improvised-explosive device they were trying to emplace detonated near Al Yusufiyah Wednesday afternoon. Following a search of the area nearby, Iraqi army soldiers from 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, found the two wounded terrorists at a sheik’s house and offered to medically evacuate them to their patrol base. One of the terrorists fled the scene. Iraqi authorities detained the other wounded man after he was provided medical attention. Also detained were the sheik and his three sons, who were receiving suspicious phone calls. While...
  • Mexico: On the brink of Marxism

    07/01/2006 11:52:27 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 48 replies · 1,375+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 30, 2006 | David T. Pyne
    It is perhaps the most significant potential threat to U.S. national security with regards to our southern neighbor since Poncho Villa raided a U.S. border town in 1916. Mexico will be holding its presidential election on July 2, which will determine whether Mexico, with its nearly 2,000 mile border with the U.S., joins an emerging anti-American Marxist alliance in Latin America. It will decide whether Mexico follows Venezuela's example in becoming a state sponsor of terrorism with a potential pool of 12-20 million illegal immigrant recruits already inside our borders, a couple of million of whom recently conducted mass demonstrations...
  • Dell Laptop Explodes At Japanese Conference (ka-BOOM caught on film)

    06/22/2006 6:57:59 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 210 replies · 5,797+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 21 June 2006 | Inquirer Newsdesk
    Dell laptop explodes at Japanese conference INQ reader's amazing snaps By INQUIRER newsdesk: Wednesday 21 June 2006, 13:22 AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident. Gaston, our astonished reader reports: "The d*** [edit mine] thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes". Should you witness such an event, his advice is, "Don't try anything courageous/stupid, stay away, away, away!" "For the record, this is a Dell machine," notes Gaston. "It is only...