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  • Hoverboard Jihadi

    01/17/2016 8:08:06 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 6 replies
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  • Syria's Main Missile Facility Blown up in Mysterious Explosion [DEBKA]

    04/06/2002 7:36:07 AM PST · by maquiladora · 12 replies · 153+ views
    Debka ^ | 6th April 2002
    Senior US Security Sources: Syria's Main Missile and Chemical Weapons Facility at Homs Blown up in Mysterious Explosions on March 24. North Koreans Among Tens of Engineers and Technicians Killed in Underground Plant. Factory Manufactured Scud-C and Scud-D, Liquid and Solid Fuels, Chemical Warheads, Oxidizers. Syrians Suspect Israeli Undercover Saboteurs Struck in Reprisal for Syrian Military Intelligence Aid in Terrorist Hit against Galilee Highway on March 12 - Or US Reprisal for Free al Qaeda Transit through Syria. Israeli Air Force Chief Halutz: Odds on Second Front Opening up in North Higher than Contemplated Few Months Back. Continuing Shelling and...
  • Stocks are a 'disaster waiting to happen': Stockman

    08/07/2015 11:12:48 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 38 replies
    cnbc ^ | 8-7-2015 | Amanda Diaz
    "It's just waiting for the knee-jerk bulls, robo traders and dip buyers to finally capitulate."
  • 90 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

    06/15/2015 10:19:03 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 39 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | 12:48 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed Thursday, June 11, at $18,112,975,000,000, according to the latest Daily Treasury Statement, which was published at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. That, according to the Treasury's statements, makes 90 straight days the debt subject to the limit has been frozen at $18,112,975,000,000. $18,112,975,000,000 is about $25 million below the current legal debt limit of $18,113,000,080,959.35.
  • BREAKING: Japanese Volcano Erupts, Causes Evacuations on Kuchinoerabu Island

    05/28/2015 8:37:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 5-28-2015 | Mark Leberfinger
    Evacuations were ordered Friday after a volcano erupted on a small island in the Japanese island chain. Mount Shindake erupted at 9:57 a.m. Friday, local time, and caused a 4.0-magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey. About 140 people living on the island were ordered to evacuate, the Japanese government said. The Japanese Meteorological Agency raised its volcano level to 5, its highest level, as a result of the eruption. Pyroclastic flows from the volcano reached the shore, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.
  • Suspect in Russian Politician’s Killing Blows Himself Up, Report Says

    03/08/2015 9:00:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    nytimes ^ | March 8, 2015 | NEIL MacFARQUHAR
    MOSCOW — A suspect in the murder of the opposition politician Boris Y. Nemtsov blew himself up as the police closed in on him overnight, Russian news reports said on Sunday, while new disclosures indicated that one of the men already detained in the killing had served as a police officer in the fight against Islamic insurgents. Five suspects were due to be arraigned at Basmanny District Court in Moscow, Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for Russia’s Investigative Committee, said in a statement. Security forces established a cordon around the court. The two prime suspects, whose names have been officially confirmed,...
  • Iran Promises ‘Crushing Response’ to Israeli Strike (Iran Attack From The Golan Was Imminent)

    01/20/2015 8:09:57 AM PST · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Iran on Monday promised that Hezbollah would deliver “crushing response” to the Israeli attack over the weekend, which killed six Iranian agents, including a top-level commander, and five Hezbollah members. “The experience of the past shows that the resistance current will give a crushing response to the Zionist regime’s terrorist moves with revolutionary determination and in due time and place,” Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), was quoted as saying. The Israeli strike came just days after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah declared that the terror group was preparing for a war in Israel’s northern Galilee...
  • Thousands mourn Hezbollah fighter killed in Israeli attack

    01/19/2015 10:34:13 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 19, 2015 | Tom Perry
    Hezbollah supporters turned out in force on Monday to bury the son of the group's late commander, one of six fighters who died in an Israeli air strike in neighboring Syria that also killed an Iranian general. The killings raised the possibility of a retaliatory attack, with a senior Iranian official suggesting that Israel would be hit at "the right time and right place". An Israeli defense official said escalation was possible. Jihad Mughniyeh was buried in Beirut alongside his father Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in Damascus in 2008. Though it was unclear what role Mughniyeh, who was in...
  • Israel killed Iranian general in strike on Hezbollah terrorists in Syria

    01/19/2015 7:29:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Israelis live under the constant threat of terrorist attacks. Just overnight, Israel rolled up a six-member cell linked to the Islamic State with the alleged orders to execute strikes against Israeli targets inside the Jewish stateÂ’s territory. On IsraelÂ’s borders, Hamas to the south and Hezbollah to the north represent a constant terrorist threat. IsraelÂ’s ability to defend its borders by executing strikes on terrorist targets is further complicated by the fact that any one of those strikes could ignite an international incident by accidently killing a high-ranking military officer from one of those terror groupsÂ’ state sponsors. That...
  • Hezbollah TV: Reported IAF strike in Syria could be 'costly'

    01/18/2015 12:36:51 PM PST · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/18/2015 22:10 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Western intelligence sources say son of late Hezbollah leader Mughniyeh was planning attacks on Israel, received direct Iranian sponsorship. Following reports of an IAF helicopter strike on Sunday that targeted a convoy of Hezbollah operatives and killed 10, Hezbollah-run television in Lebanon indicated the incident could prompt a "costly" surge in tensions in the region. On Sunday evening, the al-Manar news channel said the attack suggested that "the enemy has gone crazy because of Hezbollah's growing capabilities and it could lead to a costly adventure that will put the Middle East at stake." Western intelligence sources reported Sunday that Jihad...
  • Syria: Israel kills Iran's Revolutionary Guard general Mohammed Allahdadi in Golan Heights strike

    01/19/2015 11:59:23 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 19 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 19, 2015 12:24 GMT | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    Iran's revolutionary guards' corps (IRGC) has confirmed that one of its senior commanders, general Mohammad Ali Allahdadi (or Dadi), has been killed by an Israeli strike on the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights. The air raid, which also killed six members of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group, occurred near Syria's Quneitra border crossing with Israel. "Following the Zionist aggressions against the resistance in Syria, General Mohammad Allahdadi, a former commander of the Sarollah Brigade of the Revolutionary Guard, was martyred along with Jihad Moughniyah and three others in the same car," the Dana news website said. The senior commander was...
  • What is the Difference Between Asteroids and Comets?

    11/19/2014 1:44:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on November 19, 2014 | Nancy Atkinson
    Asteroids and comets have a few things in common. They are both celestial bodies orbiting our Sun, and they both can have unusual orbits, sometimes straying close to Earth or the other planets. They are both “leftovers” — made from materials from the formation of our Solar System 4.5 billion years ago. But there are a few notable differences between these two objects, as well. The biggest difference between comets and asteroids, however, is what they are made of. While asteroids consist of metals and rocky material, comets are made up of ice, dust, rocky materials and organic compounds. When...
  • 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 · 45 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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    Something big just blew up in baytown texas
  • 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...