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  • Russia is a Fake Partner against Terrorism

    09/22/2018 2:48:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Europe's Edge ^ | June 2017 | Janusz Bugajski
    Connections between the Kremlin and international terrorism extend back for decades. The KGB helped develop modern terrorism. It provided weapons to terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, helped devise aircraft hijackings during the 1960s, and promoted the concept of suicide bombings against both military and civilian targets. According to KGB defectors, the FSB successor has continued to sponsor terrorists such as Ayman al-Zawahiri, who trained in Russia in the 1990s before joining Osama bin Laden. During its proxy attack on Ukraine, Moscow supplied the missile system to separatists who shot down a Malaysian Airlines jet, killing nearly 300 civilians. The West has...
  • These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there's a clear winner

    09/22/2018 8:03:46 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 45 replies
    Top 20: US Russia ChiComs India France UK South Korea Japan Turkey Germany Italy Egypt Iran Brazil Indonesia Israel Pakistan North Korea Spain Vietnam
  • Adorable police puppies in pouches steal the show at Chilean military parade

    09/21/2018 10:30:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | September 20, 2018
    A troop of golden retriever puppies stole the show when they took part in Chile's annual military parade. The fluffy young dogs snuggled, tongues lolling, in neon green pouches worn across the chests of a row of marching police trainers. The puppy section was followed by a line of uniformed men walking adult golden retrievers and labradors, which all wore little boots. The dogs belong to the Canine Unit of the Carabineros de Chile, the country's national police force.
  • Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

    09/20/2018 7:58:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 09/20/2018 | Staff
    After seven rental scooters were abandoned at the Pentagon following this year’s September 11 remembrances, police say they will begin impounding the unauthorized rides. Bikes, too. The Pentagon hates your little scooters, too. In fact, DoD would like you and your ride-sharing company to know that if you leave your rental scooters or shared-bicycles anywhere on Pentagon property, they will be impounded, right quick. Last week, Pentagon police in one day found seven abandoned, stand-up style motorized scooters around its property. It’s the latest example of the vehicles showing up unwanted all over Washington, from office doorsteps to the Lincoln...
  • Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifle

    09/20/2018 6:50:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    AFP ^ | September 19, 2019 | Staff
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday showed off his marksmanship by testing out a new Kalashnikov sniper rifle and hitting the target more than half the time. Russian state television showed Putin in goggles and earphones crouching as he fired the silver rifle at the Kalashnikov company's shooting range outside Moscow.
  • Wounded Soldier & His Injured Military Dog Awarded Purple Hearts, Reunited in Texas

    09/19/2018 12:09:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Fox &friends
    A wounded Army specialist was reunited with his working dog in Texas last week after each were awarded a Purple Heart for their heroism. Spc. Alec Alcoser and Alex, an 8-year-old German shepherd, were back together after both were badly injured in a suicide bombing last month in Afghanistan. Alcoser was reportedly left with a multitude of broken bones from the blast and took shrapnel to 30 percent of his body. His canine companion also lost his left rear leg.
  • Kavanaugh Accuser's Connection to George Soros Exposed

    09/19/2018 6:41:07 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 13 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-19 12:00 | Jay Greenberg
    As suspicions mount regarding the validity of Judge Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford's claims, a closer inspection reveals that billionaire globalist George Soros' sticky fingerprints are all over the accusations.
  • On September 18, we commemorate the establishment of The United States Air Force.

    09/18/2018 1:48:26 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    Almost from the moment the Wright brothers found a way to soar with the birds, aeronautical pursuits were incorporated into the military. However, it was not until September 18, 1947, that the US Air Force was a separate branch of the Armed Forces. The Signal Corps was the earliest established aeronautical force in the military. The first missions during the Civil War provided visional communications via flags and torch light from aerial balloons. The Signal Corps didn’t become an official branch of the Army until 1863, making way for more aeronautical training and study. Since then, military air service has...
  • How the U.S. Is Recovering Oil from a Nuked Warship: Prinz Eugen, once the pride [tr]

    09/18/2018 9:25:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Sept 17, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The U.S. military is trying to recover the oil form a ship that's been underwater for 72 years. In an interesting twist, it's not even an American warship. The United States captured the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as a war prize after the end of World War II. The Prinz Eugen capsized in 1946 after being nuked—twice—during the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. For decades, experts have feared that the radioactive ship's oil might leak into the Pacific. Now the Pentagon is trying to do something about it.
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (9/16/18 to 9/23/18) PART B

    09/18/2018 7:17:53 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 2,251 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | 9/18/2010 | DollyCali
    PART B OF THIS THREAD Continuation of aforementioned thread. All the same except we are now in CHAT rather than news. Our primary Thrust remains POTUS Donald J Trump Add your keywords if you wish Remain courteous and encouraging to allNO thread copsUse discretion but nothing is prohibited if within Guidelines of FR MAGA/KAG
  • Syria Shoots Down a Russian Military Plane, and Moscow Blames Israel

    09/18/2018 4:47:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 18, 2018 | Mike Ives
    Syrian antiaircraft missiles shot down a Russian military aircraft carrying 15 service members off the Syrian coast Monday night, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Moscow angrily blamed the Israeli military for what appeared to be a case of friendly fire, saying the Iraelis were conducting air raids in the area and had given only a minute’s warning, too little for the Il-20 surveillance plane to fly out of harm’s way.
  • Jim Caviezel's 2014 Shelby GT500 Super Snake - Jay Leno’s Garage

    09/17/2018 4:38:41 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | http://freerep2018 | Jay Leno
    Wow! This is one you need to see. A Mustang tribute to fallen Navy Seals
  • I watched Prince Harry keep his cool while under fire from the Taliban reveals American soldier

    09/16/2018 5:03:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sep 14, 2018 | Alan Butterfield
    Colonel William Connor has revealed the secrets of life on the frontline with the Prince in 2007 and 2008, when the royal served in Helmand Province as a British cavalry officer during sustained fierce fighting with anti-government forces. The South Carolina National Guardsman, an Army Ranger veteran, snapped pictures with the Prince - but also ran for cover along with him when they came under missile fire at the austere operating base they called home, and shared Christmas dinner in a mess hall just a few hundred yards from enemy lines. The American officer told DailyMailTV that the Prince met...
  • Battle of Britain Day 2018 September 15, 1940 and how is it being remembered?

    09/15/2018 7:06:03 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    UK Sun ^ | 9/15/18 | Tariq Tahir
    THE 78th commemoration of the Battle of Britain celebrates the defence of the United Kingdom by the RAF against the Nazi air force, known as the Lutftwaffe, in World War Two. But what exactly happened in 1940 and how is it being marked. Here's all you need to know. The annual Battle of Britain Day is celebrated on September 15. The day is dedicated to the large-scale aerial battle that took place from July 10 until October 31, 1940. The clash was said to be the first major military campaign fought entirely by air forces. Britain's Royal Air Force defended...
  • Sheep Glands Point to Nukes as Source of Mysterious 1979 Explosion

    09/13/2018 6:23:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | September 12, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    A mysterious event detected by U.S. satellites in 1979 was the detonation of an atomic bomb. The incident correlates with an equally mysterious rise in radioactivity in sheep in nearby Australia, confirming that a nuclear test took place. Experts believe that Israel and South Africa conducted a secret joint test of a tactical nuclear weapon in the Indian Ocean, hoping it would escape detection. On September 22, 1979, a U.S. Vela satellite, part of the globe-scanning U.S. Nuclear Detonation Detection System (NDS), detected the characteristic “double flash” of a nuclear weapon. Nuclear bombs produce two distinct flashes: the superheating of...
  • Royal Navy Sailors Fix Uber Driver's Car (Non-drunken sailor shenanigans)

    Sign up 0 HAVE YOUR SAY SELFLESS sailors from Portsmouth have been praised by a taxi driver in Florida for fixing her car - while on a trip back to their ship. The trio from HMS Queen Elizabeth gave up their time and expertise to fix the headlight of Bonnie Ginter’s 2007 Honda Fit after she realised the car’s bulb had blown.
  • Police investigating report of American flags being urinated on in Somerville cemetery

    09/12/2018 1:18:41 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    7 News Boston ^ | September 11, 2018
    SOMERVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are working to identify a person of interest after an Arlington man claims to have witnessed a man urinating on multiple American flags at the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday. George Gatteny says he was stopped behind a bus on Broadway near Clarendon Station when he saw two people near a memorial statue, including a man who he claims urinated on four miniature American flags that were torn out of the ground. “He undid his pants, took himself out and started urinating on the flags,” he told 7News. Gatteny, shocked by what he was...
  • The Strange Case of a Nazi (Otto Skorzeny) Who Became an Israeli (Mossad) Hit Man

    09/12/2018 11:25:20 AM PDT · by Simon Foxx · 25 replies
    Haaretz ^ | March 27, 2016 | Dan Raviv & Yossi Melman
    On September 11, 1962, a German scientist vanished. The basic facts were simple: Heinz Krug had been at his office, and he never came home... ..Krug was murdered as part of an Israeli espionage plot to intimidate the German scientists working for Egypt. Moreover, the most astounding revelation is the Mossad agent who fired the fatal gunshots: Otto Skorzeny, one of the Israeli spy agency’s most valuable assets, was a former lieutenant colonel in Nazi Germany’s Waffen-SS and one of Adolf Hitler’s personal favorites among the party’s commando leaders.
  • Army Soldiers on the Front Lines of Space Wars

    09/11/2018 2:29:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies ^ | September 10, 2018 08:04am ET | Sandra Erwin, SpaceNews Staff Writer |
    Soldiers from a Colorado National Guard space battalion who visited the Pentagon on Sept. 5 said they have no idea what role, if any, they would have in the Space Force that President Trump has proposed. But they did provide a glimpse into the daily grind of space warfare. When they are called up for duty, soldiers from the 117th Space Battalion go to war zones to help commanders on the ground get what they need from space: satellite imagery, weather analysis, early warning of a missile launch, communications and navigation. A space team includes six soldiers — two officers...
  • Today in history, 1941, Des Moines: Lindbergh denounces the Jews

    09/11/2018 11:45:18 AM PDT · by iowamark · 88 replies
    It is now two years since this latest European war began. From that day in September, 1939, until the present moment, there has been an over-increasing effort to force the United States into the conflict. That effort has been carried on by foreign interests, and by a small minority of our own people; but it has been so successful that, today, our country stands on the verge of war. At this time, as the war is about to enter its third winter, it seems appropriate to review the circumstances that have led us to our present position. Why are we...