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  • NKorean weapons were bound for Mideast: US spy chief

    12/20/2009 11:59:09 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 426+ views
    Space War ^ | 12/20/2009 | AFP via Space War
    An illicit North Korean arms shipment seized in Thailand last week was destined for the Middle East, the head of US intelligence said Friday. About 30 tonnes of sanctions-busting weapons were confiscated in Bangkok on Saturday but it had remained unclear where the North Korean shipment was headed. "Teamwork among different agencies in the United States and partners abroad just last week led to the interdiction of a Middle East-bound cargo of North Korean weapons," Dennis Blair, the director of national intelligence, wrote in a commentary in the Washington Post. Blair's reference marked the first public comment by the administration...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies
    COLLEGIAN.csufresno.edu - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • Arms Trafficker Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Plot to Smuggle...

    04/21/2009 7:18:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 779+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Arms Trafficker Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Plot to Smuggle Shoulder-Fired Surface-to-Air Missiles, Rocket-Propelled Grenades, and Other Military Weapons LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CHRISTIAAN SPIES, a leader of an international arms trafficking operation, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for plotting to smuggle shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles ("SAMs"), rocket-propelled grenades ("RPGs"), anti-tank guided missiles, and other high-powered military weapons into the United States for sale. United States District Judge RICHARD J. HOLWELL imposed the sentence today in...
  • Helicopter Shield Invention Gets Attention Of U.S. Military

    06/11/2007 9:43:06 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 40 replies · 2,117+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 7/10/2007 | Kevin Coughlin
    Helicopter Shield Invention Gets Attention Of U.S. MilitaryBy KEVIN COUGHLIN   Richard Glasson, chief engineer at Control Products Inc. in East Hanover, N.J., with his invention, a prototype net mesh parachute to be deployed by rockets as protection for helicopters from enemy fire. (Photo by Patti Sapone)     [Morris County, NJ ] -- Richard Glasson spends most days hunkered in an office cubicle, where he designs computer sensors for bulldozers and backhoes. But he's proudest of an invention he dreamed up in the shower.His patent-pending "rocket-propelled barrier defense system'' is a simple idea with a serious goal: snagging rocket-fired...
  • LAPTOPS FOR THE WOUNDED-Please help raise $$ to keep placing laptops in military medical facilities

    03/05/2006 5:35:44 PM PST · by FreeWyomingArmyMom · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Hi ya'll - I'm new here so correct me if I am out of line with posting this here. I invite you to please visit our website (very easy one - only one page plus one additional page for a February newsletter update) to see what it is we are doing. Basically we purchase basic laptops and add webcams with mics on them so they can stay in contact with their family and friends, play games, etc. Also accept PC games and original playstation games as a lady in Georgia packed up her family's playstation and sent it to me...
  • The Butcher with the Terror Ties - The evidence mounts. (Newsweek reports on Atta in Prague, 2001)

    01/13/2006 9:11:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 83 replies · 7,860+ views
    NRO ^ | January 13, 2006 | Deroy Murdock
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version January 13, 2006, 8:11 a.m. The Butcher with the Terror Ties The evidence mounts. Drip, drip, drip. Drop by drop, isolated news stories and emerging documents are eroding the popular myth that Saddam Hussein had no connections to Islamofascist terrorists. These revelations undermine war critics’ efforts to whitewash Baghdad’s ancien regime — such as when Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid declared: “There was [sic] no terrorists in Iraq.” Likewise, Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.) describes a “nonexistent relationship between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.” Reid, Levin, and others who dismiss...
  • Secrets Galore -Hackworth Defending America

    05/20/2003 3:37:47 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 70 replies · 288+ views
    WND ^ | May 20, 2003 | David H. Hackworth
    Secrets galore Posted: May 20, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 David H. Hackworth Judiciously guarding our military's classified information makes excellent sense. Stamp it "SECRET," the system takes over and lives will be saved. What patriot would quibble with that? But calling stuff "SECRET" to cover up Pentagon screw-ups that cost soldiers' lives or to protect war racketeers' pet scams violates what our country is about. Ditto the Pentagon-employed spinmeisters and the big bucks they waste annually hiding the truth from U.S. citizens unknowingly footing the bill for their deceptions. The Pentagon's annual defense budget is about 500 times...
  • Rights Group Says Peace Is Proving More Lethal the War for Civilians in Northern Iraq

    04/27/2003 8:36:41 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies · 216+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 27, 2003 | Associated Press
    More civilians are being injured or killed in northern Iraq now than during the war, largely due to the breakdown of law and order and the dangers of abandoned caches of Iraqi arms, a human rights group said Sunday. The New York-based group Human Rights Watch said it studied civilian injuries and deaths at five hospitals and morgues in the northern cities of Kirkuk and Mosul. Health workers reported daily weapons-related injuries, both intentional and accidental, and many of the victims were children who played with unexploded ordnance, it said. "In some ways, the peace has proved more lethal than...
  • Iraqis Shoot at U.S. Tanks Caught in Narrow Streets

    04/08/2003 9:50:59 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 339+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 04/08/03 | Greg Grant
    WITH THE U.S. 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION, BAGHDAD -- Iraqi tank-killer teams armed with rocket propelled grenades have been stalking the huge American tanks as they moved tentatively in narrow streets since the lightning U.S. thrusts began into the capital. "Iraqis were firing down on us from rooftops that we were lighting up with every machine gun we have," said tank commander Lt. Mike Flynn. "We could see them try to get into position to shoot RPGs [rocket propelled grenades] into our engine deck. We couldn't move because there wasn't enough room on the road so we just kept up a...
  • Marines fight their biggest battle of war

    04/04/2003 5:26:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 953+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 4/4/03 | Juan O. Tamayo - Knight Ridder
    <p>MARINE COMBAT HEADQUARTERS, Iraq - A battle Friday for a crucial crossroads 12 miles southeast of Baghdad involved the heaviest combat Marines had undertaken so far in Iraq, commanders said, as members of the Republican Guard put up what one commander called "a coordinated defense."</p>
  • Huge Iraqi arms cache found

    04/04/2003 4:01:28 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 56 replies · 704+ views
    BRITISH soldiers today stumbled across the biggest haul of weapons discovered so far in the two-week campaign against Iraqi militia insurgence in Al-Zubayr. Corporal Andy Lambert, 28, was on a routine patrol with Delta Company of the Black Watch regiment when he spotted rocket-propelled grenades near a bus shelter in the east of the town just before first light. He halted his warrior fighting vehicle and found nine boxes of lethal warheads beside the launchers. He then ordered a search of the adjacent building. Inside a walled compound, he and his men broke into a freight container holding an...
  • At least one U.S. soldier killed in c.Iraq

    03/30/2003 11:08:17 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Reuters | Monday, March 31, 2003
    At least one U.S. soldier killed in c.Iraq NEAR IMAM AIYUB, Iraq, March 31 (Reuters) - At least one U.S. soldier was killed on Monday in a clash with Iraqi forces armed with rocket propelled grenades about 110 km (70 miles) south of Baghdad. A U.S. officer said that at least one soldier died in the fighting near the town of Imam Aiyub, south of the city of Hilla. U.S. forces were firing artillery towards the town and Iraqi forces were hitting back with mortars and rocket propelled grenades, said Reuters correspondent Andrew Gray, who was travelling with the troops.
  • Weapons discovered next to medicine in children's clinic

    03/28/2003 7:07:01 PM PST · by MadIvan · 17 replies · 218+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | March 29, 2003 | GETHIN CHAMBERLAIN
    BRITISH troops in the town of Az Zubayr have found a children’s health centre that has been taken over by the Iraqi militia and converted into an armoury. Enough children’s medicine for 10,000 treatments was found unopened next to rooms packed with rocket-propelled grenades, AK47 rifles and ammunition. British commanders were tipped off that the clinic had been taken over by Baath Party and militiamen. Troops stormed the building after armed men were seen leaving yesterday morning. Militiamen have launched a series of attacks on British soldiers in the town, and it is thought Thursday’s assault on a site used...