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  • VIDEO: Kamikaze Attack In 1945

    "This is incredible actual footage during the 80-minute attack on the USS Laffey. About the best naval footage ever shot by a Navy cameraman. The camera was in the gun turret under attack. The USS Laffey, "the ship that would not die", was hit by 6 Kamikazes and 4 bombs, but remained afloat after an 80 minute battle that included 22 Kamikaze attacks"
  • 13th century Mongolian ship Kublai Khan sent to invade Japan found

    07/03/2015 9:45:02 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3 July 2015 | Julian Ryall
    Archaeologists have discovered the wreck of a Mongolian ship that was part of a fleet dispatched by Kublai Khan to invade Japan in the 13th century. The ship is the second to be located off southern Japan from two massive armadas – each reputedly made up of more than 4,000 ships and with an invasion force of 140,000 men – sent by the emperor of the Yuan Dynasty to conquer Japan in 1274 and 1281. Both invasion fleets were destroyed by devastating typhoons, with the storms going down in Japanese history as "kamikaze", or divine wind, that saved the nation...
  • Marines launched a ‘kamikaze’ drone from an Osprey aircraft

    04/17/2015 10:10:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/17/15 | Dan Lamothe
    Flying a kamikaze drone armed with explosives from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft, and directing it right into the insurgent’s fighting hole. The Marines tested a small unmanned aircraft known as the Switchblade recently at Twentynine Palms, Calif., flying it directly at targets from both the ground and the back of the Osprey, a long-range aircraft that has rotors like a helicopter, but can fly like a plane once they rotate forward. They were “inert,” with no explosives on board, but the mission went off without a hitch, said Col. James Adams, commanding officer of Marine Aviation Weapons...
  • Mark Levin: Karl Rove spells his name in honor of Karl Marx

    Frustrated with a Republican Party that seems hellbent on passing amnesty, and unwilling to substantively confront Obama with respect to the crisis on the southern border– Levin wonders if Karl Rove spells his first name in honor of Karl Marx… "Now, I know people spell their names differently– Karl with a ‘K’. I get that. You know who else spelled Karl with a ‘K’? " If you’ve ever wondered why GOP strategery seems like it’s been outsourced to an Indian call center– it’s because it has. (SNIP)
  • Japanese Films about WWII Spark Controversy

    04/14/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Saint X · 84 replies
    USNI News ^ | April 14, 2014 | USNI News
    A film about kamikaze pilots has been playing to packed theaters from Hokkaido to Kyushu since its release in December of 2013, becoming one of the top-grossing Japanese productions of all time. In addition to attracting the admiration of Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, “The Eternal Zero” has drawn a fair amount of criticism for being the latest in a string of recent films that mythologize the Japanese role in World War II.
  • Mysterious markings on Japanese kamikaze flying bomb baffle museum experts

    01/02/2014 1:44:59 PM PST · by virgil283 · 65 replies
    dailymail ^ | 2 January 2014 | Hugo Gye
    "A museum is appealing for experts to help them decipher mysterious codes written on the side of a World War Two kamikaze plane....The model held by the Fleet Air Arm Museum is believed to have been captured by Allied troops in the Pacific....They were fixed to the underside of bomber planes, before being flown up to a height of 12,000ft and released. The vessels would be piloted by suicide pilots, who aimed for Allied ships and would inevitably die on impact. They could travel unaided for 21 miles, reaching a maximum speed of 475mph. Only 800 of the aircraft were...
  • Suicide Drones Blow Up With Their Target

    08/17/2013 2:18:34 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    Discovery ^ | 8/16/13 | Eric Niiler
    Killer drones are getting lighter, smaller and cheaper in order to keep their place on the battlefield as defense budgets are cut and as the U.S. military pulls out of Afghanistan. The latest twist: “kamikaze” drones that blow up along with their intended target. Two devices were on display at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) trade show in Washington, DC, this week: Textron System’s Battlehawk and Aerovironment’s Switchblade. Both are hand-launched devices that can be carried in a small backpack. The Battlehawk is made of carbon-fiber wings that curl up into a 22-inch tube launcher. The 5.5-pound...
  • Are Republicans Already Blowing the Next Election?

    12/03/2012 4:56:26 AM PST · by teflon9 · 38 replies
    The New Republic ^ | December 3, 2012 | John B. Judis
    In the beginning, [Club for Growth] targeted liberal Republicans ..., but it now extends to politicians like Lugar, Capito, Saxby Chambliss and even ... Speaker Boehner, who [normally] would be considered conservative. The Club and its allies see themselves as “insurgents” against a Republican “establishment” ... Republicans, Ramesh Ponnuru wrote in National Review, have to [be] “the party of middle-class economic interests.” “It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes on millionaires a little bit,”... Bill Kristol opined. But the Club and its network blame the Republicans’ and Romney’s defeat on their not being conservative enough. “The first lesson”...
  • Peres: Abbas' Statement is Courageous

    11/03/2012 12:20:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    President Shimon Peres on Saturday saluted as "courageous" remarks by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in which he appears to relinquish the demand for a "right to return" of PA Arabs to their former homes in what is now Israel. "Abu Mazen's courageous words prove that Israel has a real partner for peace," Peres said in a statement, referring to Abbas by his "kunya" name. .....
  • Kamikaze Small Plane Pilot Hits Tampa's Tallest Building

    01/05/2002 11:00:54 PM PST · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 66 replies · 719+ views
    A fifteen-year-old student pilot apparently trying to recreate the 9/11 kamikaze attack on the World Trade Center slammed a stolen Cessna 172 private airplane Saturday into Tampa, Florida's Bank of America building, the city's tallest structure. Charles J. Bishop, a 15-year-old flight student from Great Britain, stole the small aircraft from Albert Whitted Municipal Airport in nearby St. Petersburg at about 5 p.m., law enforcement sources said. Bishop was killed as the Cessna carrying 56 gallons of fuel slammed into the Bank of America tower, leaving the tail section of the plane dangling precariously from its side. The fuel did ...
  • Owner of A/C That Crashed Into Tampa Building Was Publically Pro-Arab!!!.

    01/05/2002 2:13:06 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 296 replies · 5,465+ views
    Part of article from St. Pete Times after Sept 11. "Robert C. Cooper, president of National Aviation Flight School and Aviation Rentals, stressed that the extra security cannot be done at the expense of those of Middle Eastern descent. "I don't want to get involved in profiling," he said. "I have faith in my government. I have to work on the belief that my government has basis to allow them into the country and show them proper respect." end of article. Cooper is head of National Aviation Holdings that owned A/C. Many Florida flight schools train Arab students. Wonder if ...
  • Ship from failed Mongol invasion found off Japan

    10/25/2011 10:40:24 PM PDT · by FritzG · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 Oct 2011 | BBC
    The wreck of a ship thought to have taken part in a failed Mongol invasion of Japan has been found off the Japanese coast. A team of researchers uncovered a 12-metre (36ft) section of keel buried in deep sand off Nagasaki prefecture. They said it was the first time such a large piece of hull had been recovered from the Mongol invasion fleets. The 13th Century attacks on Japan were a rare setback for the Mongols at the height of their powers. Experts expressed surprise that the wreck was so well preserved after so many centuries on the seabed. The...
  • Anti-whalers launch kamikaze operation (Sea Shepherd pumps up next season's show)

    10/03/2011 4:41:12 AM PDT · by tlb · 36 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | October 03, 2011 | Tamara McLean
    RADICAL anti-whaling operation Sea Shepherd is promising dramatic attacks against Japanese whalers in coming months, with volunteers warning they're prepared to die for the cause. The group has announced "Operation Divine Wind" against the Japanese whalers, who plan to begin their annual hunt in the Southern Ocean in December. Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson promised on the group's Facebook page a "very dramatic and adventurous three months beginning in December". The Sea Shepherd has become increasingly successful in recent years at disrupting the Japanese fleet. Angered by the campaign, which reduced the catch, the Japanese government has injected $US27 million...
  • Norway terror suspect described as Christian fundamentalist (Christian bashing season is on)

    07/23/2011 6:50:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Asian Image ^ | 07/23/2011
    The death toll from attacks in Norway has risen to 91 with police also confirming they have arrested a suspect whom they described as a 'right-wing Christian fundamentalist'. In a press conference police said that they had arrested Anders Behring Breivik, 32, on suspicion of carrying out the Oslo bombing and the youth-camp shooting rampage. Norwegian Breivik, did not appear to be linked to Islamist terrorism. The suspect appeared to have acted alone and police said "it seems like that this is not linked to any international terrorist organisations at all". Internet postings "suggest that he has some political traits...
  • Suicidal Swiss man crashes plane into mother's house (family feud gone postal)

    07/18/2011 11:30:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 07/18/11
    Suicidal Swiss man crashes plane into mother's house A Swiss man rang his mother from the cockpit of a rented plane to say he was about to 'drop in' – then crashed the aircraft into her house. 6:16PM BST 18 Jul 2011 Suicidal Konrad Schmidt, 47, launched the kamikaze attack on estranged mother Rosemary after terrifying neighbours with three low-altitude fly-pasts. He then flew the twin-engined light aircraft directly through her first floor bedroom window. Mrs Schmidt, 69, miraculously survived because she was in the basement of her home in the village of Oberhallau at the time on Sunday afternoon....
  • Navy veteran recalls kamikaze attack at Battle of Okinawa

    12/13/2010 6:48:56 AM PST · by FredJake · 16 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 12/8/2010 | Joe Newby
    Kamikaze - a Japanese word meaning "divine wind" - was a last-ditch effort by the Japanese to stop the Allied advance in the Pacific during World War 2. Pilots, mostly young students, gladly volunteered for suicide missions out of a strong sense of duty to their Emperor. Most of us know of the kamikaze through documentaries or old videos. But the suicide attacks were very real for Grove Schoolcraft, 85, of Sandpoint, Idaho. In fact, the ship he served on as a signalman, the USS PC-1603, was struck twice at the Battle of Okinawa, and scuttled on May 26, 1945....
  • Vandalism of USS Emmons Sparks Outrage

    09/28/2010 7:59:34 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 4 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 23, 2010 | Matt Sanchez
    The USS Emmons served the United States proudly through World War II, right up until April 6, 1945, when it was attacked by five kamikaze pilots off the coast of Okinawa. One day later, the U.S. Navy sank the destroyer to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Japanese.
  • The Real Danger of the Ground Zero Mosque

    09/24/2010 5:03:35 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 19 replies
    The West, Islam and Sharia ^ | September 24, 2010 | Professor John Ellis
    The main argument against building the Park51 (Ground Zero) mosque adjacent to Ground Zero has been that its placement would be a lasting affront to the memory of the Americans who died at the hands of Muslim terrorists. And that argument is certainly sufficient by itself. But it is not the most important argument against a mosque in that location. To understand what is, we must remember what happened the last time we fought against suicide bombers, who, like their contemporary Muslim counterparts, were inspired by what they felt to be a divine mission. In the Second World War, Japanese...
  • Emperor Obama and the Kamikaze House Democrats

    03/11/2010 3:29:08 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 894+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    "I am not going on this mission for the Emperor or for the Empire...I am going because I was ordered to." These words were spoken by one of Japan's first kamikaze pilots, Lieutenant Yukio Seki, after being compelled to volunteer for a suicide mission. Though apprehensive, the pilot maintained the insight to comprehend that "Japan's future was pale if it was forced to kill one of its best pilots." So it is in Washington, D.C. as a "divine wind" blows through the nation's capital. Although in the majority, Democrats are experiencing decreased capacity to successfully wage political war. Disregarding plummeting...
  • Film, Museum Spark Interest in Kamikaze

    07/08/2007 1:10:35 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 39 replies · 750+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | Jul 8, 11:26 AM EDT | JOSEPH COLEMAN
    CHIRAN, Japan -- Lt. Uchida faced a terrifying mission - crash his plane into a U.S. warship. But the young kamikaze's final letter was full of bravado. "Now I'll go and get rid of those devils," vowing to "bring back the neck" of President Roosevelt. But for an increasingly bold cadre of conservatives, Uchida's words symbolize just the kind of guts and commitment Japanese youth need. The suicidal flyers are glorified in a film by Tokyo's governor, a well-known nationalist. A museum about kamikazes gets 500,000 visitors a year. The hero-worship of the kamikazes coincides with a trend seeing the...