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  • It Was Probably Russians, Not Syrians, That Shotdown The IL-20 In Syria

    09/18/2018 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 7 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/18/18 | Baruch Pletner
    The official biography of the recently deceased John McCain tells us that he was shot down by the North Vietnamese. That is simply false. McCain was shot down by a Russian SAM (surface to air missile) battery operating in North Vietnam under a North Vietnamese flag. The Russian battery commander was the first to view McCain’s pilot ID card and other personal items, several of which he kept as a souvenir until they were lost when he relocated from the Baltics where he finished his military service and retired, back to Russia after the fall of the USSR. There was...
  • Russia Rages And Accuses Israel Of Causing Syrian Shoot-Down Of Russian Plane

    09/18/2018 7:29:25 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 21 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/18/19 | L Todd Wood
    Russia placed blame squarely on the Jewish State of Israel today for the downing last night of a Russian reconnaissance plane as it was making its way back to the Russian air base at Khmeimim in Syria. The aircraft was shot down by Syrian air defense systems in an incident of friendly fire as Israel launched a barrage of attacks against Syrian and Iranian targets. Israel has repeatedly, preemptively taken out weapons near its borders placed by Iran that is says threaten its security. Russia will respond to actions on behalf of the Israeli Air Force that led to a...
  • Sept. 18 in US military history

    09/18/2018 7:04:57 AM PDT · by fugazi · 2 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 18, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Pvt. 1st Class James W. Price, who gave his life for our country on this date in 2004. The 22-year-old native of Cleveland, Tenn. was killed when a vehicle he was riding was hit by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad. Price was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. 1862: A day after the bloody Battle of Antietam, Gen. George B. McClellan blows yet another opportunity to capture Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, perhaps ending the Civil War. While Lee abandons his invasion of...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/18/2018 5:17:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There is Breaking News from Syria overnight with 15 Russian servicemen dead after their plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses during a sudden Israeli air attack. Russia's Defense Ministry says 4 Israeli F-16's used the larger Russian IL-20 plane as a decoy for their attack on the northern Syrian city of Latakia. Russia says it reserves the right to an "adequate response".... US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is in a knot accusing Russia of "cheating" on North Korea sanctions. Haley spoke at the UN Security Council yesterday..... South Korea's President Moon Jae In arrived in North Korea today...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Russian Aircraft Downed.. Israelis Set Plane Up..Right To "Adequate Response"

    09/18/2018 4:49:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 53 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has expressed his outrage to Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman after 15 Russian servicemen died when their plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses during a sudden Israeli air attack. Russia's Defense Ministry says 4 Israeli F-16's used the larger Russian IL-20 plane as a decoy for their attack on the northern Syria city of Latakia. Russia says it reserves the right to an "adequate response"....
  • The first common 3D-printed buildings might be army barracks

    09/17/2018 6:23:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Fast Company ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jesus Diaz
    We’ve seen 3D-printed houses, ceilings, and bridges. But one of the most sensible uses for the technology may be by the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently finished printing the world’s first 3D-printed concrete barracks. The new technique is safer and less wasteful compared to conventional construction methods–and the research, a collaboration with the architectural firm SOM, could change how emergency housing and infrastructure are built, too. “The clearest advantage is flexibility,” Captain Matt Friedell, the Additive Manufacturing Lead at the Marine Corps Systems Command, headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, says over email. “We can make walls, obstacles, buildings, and other structures...
  • Syria Reports Major Missile Strike In Latakia After ‘Buffer Zone’ Deal

    09/17/2018 5:50:09 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 5 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/17/18 | Seth Frantzman
    Massive explosions rocked northern Syria’s Latakia countryside on Monday night hours after a buffer zone deal was announced by Russia and Turkey. The deal appeared to mean a large Syrian regime offensive in Idlib would be postponed. But hours later as people sat down to enjoy nargillah and listen to music in Latakia, explosions were heard and air defenses came online. Syrian regime media reported that “foreign objects” had been targeted and commentators immediately began to point a finger at Israel. The first reports were around ten in the evening. It came two days after air defenses were also activated...
  • SYRIA BREAKING: Russia Reports Aircraft Disappeared From Radar During Israeli Air Attack

    09/17/2018 4:59:00 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 41 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/17/2018 | Nextrush
    "The ministry specified that 'the mark of the IL-20 went off the radars disappeared during the attack of four Israeli F-16 on Syrian targets in the province of Latakia" Russian News Agency Tass at 732 PM Eastern Time US
  • Trump's Space Force could cost nearly $13 billion over 5 years

    09/17/2018 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 17, 2018 | Ryan Browne
    Establishing President Donald Trump's sought-after Space Force could cost $12.9 billion over its first five years, according to an Air Force document obtained by CNN. The Air Force estimates that the first year "additive costs" associated with establishing the new military branch in the 2020 fiscal year, including the creation of a headquarters, would amount to $3.32 billion. The document also estimates that the Space Force will oversee some 13,000 personnel when it is officially launched. In a memo accompanying the proposal, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson calls on Congress to authorize and fund the establishment of a Space Force...
  • Graham: Trump will consider moving troops out of South Korea if North Korea is 'playing' him

    09/17/2018 11:50:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 16, 2018 | Michael Burke
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said President Trump previously came close to pulling U.S. troops out of South Korea and added that Trump will reconsider doing so if North Korea is "playing" him. Graham said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that moving troops out of South Korea would signal that the U.S. is "preparing for military conflict." The senator added that the current engagements between the U.S. and North Korea could be "fruitful," but that "we're not out of the woods yet." “If [Trump] has to, he’ll use military force to stop a missile coming to America with a...
  • Today in military history: Star Trek, the Red Baron, and bloody Antietam

    09/17/2018 8:17:30 AM PDT · by fugazi · 16 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Staff Sgt. Michael W. Hosey, who gave his life for our country on this day in 2011. While serving in his fourth deployment, Hosey, 27, of Birmingham, Ala. was killed when his unit was attacked by insurgent small-arms fire in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province. He was assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and serving on his fourth deployment. 1862: The Battle of Antietam (Maryland) – the bloodiest single-day battle in American history – opens between Confederate Army forces under Gen. Robert E. Lee and Union Army forces under Maj....
  • How The German ‘Climate Change’ Agenda Is Destroying The NATO Alliance

    09/16/2018 4:05:52 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 17 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/16/18 | L Todd Wood
    Everyone knows the German government of Angela Merkel pays very little for its own defense, preferring to rely on the American taxpayer and their nuclear umbrella for Deutschland’s defense and security. U.S. Presidend Donald Trump has been very vocal about the situation, demanding Germany increase its defense spending from the current 1.2% of GDP to 2% immediately, the NATO target, not in the next decade as Germany wants (Give me a hamburger today and I’ll pay you Tuesday). But there is a much bigger story here. The real story is how the culturally Marxist ‘climate change’ agenda has pushed Germany...
  • The Big Story: Syrian Militants Move Chlorine To Village For #FakeNews Attack

    09/16/2018 2:01:29 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/16/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Idlib miltiants have delivered canisters with chlorine to the village of Bsanqul, where they are preparing to stage a chemical attack, the Russian Defense Ministry says" "Southfront"-9/16/2018 The Russians have again warned about plans by Al-Qaeda forces in Syria to stage a false flag chemical attack to justify military action by the US and allied nations. The latest warning came Saturday from Lt. Gen. Vladimir Savchenko of the Russian Center for Reconciliation. Savchenko said that jihadists from the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) have delivered chlorine canisters to the village of Bsanqul in Idlib Province. The Russian military warning comes ahead...
  • Get the Defense Innovation Board OUT of the Pentagon

    09/16/2018 10:42:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/18 | Judi McLeod
    Get The DEEP STATE Out of America's National Security The August 20, 2018 resignation of retired Navy admiral William McRaven from a U.S. Defense Department advisory board begs the question why an Eric Schmidt-headed Defense Innovation Board (DIB) is still up and running in the Pentagon. McRaven, who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, that some say gave President Barack Obama most of the credit, resigned from the DIB on Aug. 20, four days after he wrote in the Washington Post that President Donald Trump’s actions revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance “embarrassed us in the...
  • Trump Worse than bin Laden [semi-satire]

    09/16/2018 9:41:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough asserted that “President Trump is a far graver threat to America than the 9/11 attacks. The terrorists only killed a few thousand people, but Trump has poisoned the minds of tens of millions of voters.” “There is no way that al Qaida could’ve hoped to seize control of the US, but seizing control of the US is precisely what Trump, with the aid of 60 million co-conspirators, has done,” Scarborough contended. “This is a sizable enemy within that is in the process of undermining all the progress toward socialism achieved during the Obama Administration.” “We...
  • Free Trade - The Spirit Of The Ocean

    09/15/2018 6:19:08 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 15 September 2018 | Geoff Fox
    Chinese power is expanding. Chinese claims to the South China Sea are not going to go away in a hurry. At the moment, American power represents a restraint on Chinese expansion. It is not clear how that will hold into the future. In his landmark foreign policy speech in April 2016 candidate Trump said, “……our resources are totally over extended. ……. the U.S. must be prepared to let these (European and Asian) countries defend themselves. We have no choice.” My unique country, Australia, a predominantly European nation on the edge of Asia, does have very deep emotional, cultural and historical...
  • FaceBook Better Prepared for 2018 Elections [semi-satire]

    09/15/2018 1:44:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised that "this year's efforts to ensure the proper election outcome will be more successful than our 2016 intervention." "In 2016 our security safeguards didn't prevent all nonconforming content from reaching voters." Zuckerburg admitted. "Some anti-Clinton messages weren't detected and blocked. Likewise, some pro-Trump messages still managed to get through. In the intervening two years we have tightened our measures. I am highly confident that we will have the maximum possible positive influence in determining who wins." As an example of the "tightened measures" Zuckerberg pointed out that "we have banned the #WalkAway movement that seeks...
  • Today in military history: 'the people that knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon'

    09/14/2018 7:24:13 AM PDT · by fugazi · 12 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 14, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg, who gave his life for our country on this date in 2003. The 22-year-old Canton, Mich. native was killed by an improvised explosive device while riding in a vehicle through Fallujah, Iraq. [...] 1862: Maj. Gen. George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac gets the better of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, which was divided amongst three passes through Maryland’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The 23rd Ohio Regiment, commanded by Lt. Col. (and future president) Rutherford B. Hayes is the first to make contact with Lee’s army....
  • An Open Letter to America’s Senior Military Leaders

    09/13/2018 2:31:16 PM PDT · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 13, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Senior US Military Leaders: You were born in the 1950’s and 1960’s and came of age in a US military wounded internally and psychologically from the effects of the Vietnam War, a war in which US military forces fought bravely and competently, but were betrayed by the country that sent them to Southeast Asia. Your mentors were all Vietnam veterans, who crawled out of the ashes and vowed to rebuild the military, in what was for many of them, a near holy crusade, a ‘hot blue flame’ that burned inside them every day on active duty. You had a...
  • NOW Hiring: Aerospace manufacturing company in Biddeford, Fiber Materials Inc. (60 jobs in Maine)

    09/13/2018 2:27:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WCSH-TV ^ | September 10, 2018 | Clay Gordon
    BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- For 49 years Fiber Material Incorporated has been machining high-tech parts for the Department of Defense, every branch of the military and NASA. The aerospace manufacturing company is located in Biddeford and they gave NEWS CENTER Maine's Clay Gordon a tour of some of the facilities. “Our components go to solid rocket motors, which then go into defense missiles, interceptor missiles and ICBMs," said Dan Godbout, the Director of Sales, Contracts and Program Management at FMI. "We also sell heat shields to NASA and other primes that are building vehicles for NASA that are...