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  • The Legend of Ludgar the War Wolf, King of the Trebuchets

    05/01/2017 11:45:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 1, 2017 | William Gurstelle
    Let's get this out of the way: England's King Edward I was an ass. You may remember Longshanks from his villainous turn in Braveheart. Tall, forbidding, and bad-tempered, the 14th century monarch stomped his Welsh neighbors in submission, taxed the Irish into poverty, and stole money from his Jewish subjects, killing many of them and expelling the rest. When he was done with that he engineered a takeover of Scotland using tactics that would make Machiavelli blanch, including inflicting an unbelievably cruel death upon the leader of the Scots, William Wallace, that's familiar to movie fans.
  • BLOG: OUR MOVIE TRAILER – America Under Siege: Civil War 2017America Under Siege: Civil War 2017

    01/18/2017 9:15:15 PM PST · by fortes fortuna juvat · 18 replies
    “Civil War 2017” is the first episode in a five-part “America Under Siege” documentary web-series to be released over the course of 2017. Each episode will profile the influence of radical Marxists on various segments of American society.
  • Cut-off. Surrounded. Outnumbered. Just 88 British soldiers resigned to defeat after fighting off 500

    08/06/2016 2:59:12 PM PDT · by GilGil · 113 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/6/2016 | Nigel Blundell
    Outgunned, outmanoeuvred, hopelessly outnumbered and besieged in the Afghan desert, a small band of British soldiers chose to save a final bullet for themselves rather than fall into Taliban hands. For nearly two months, the 88 men of Easy Company – a mix of Paratroopers and the Royal Irish – had faced the overwhelming force and firepower of up to 500 Taliban determined to over-run the remote Helmand outpost of Musa Qala.
  • Western-backed SDF troops impose siege on ISIS in Manbij

    06/07/2016 9:51:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 36 replies
    ARA News (Kurdish) ^ | June 8, 2016 | Hozan Mamo and Sarbaz Yusif
    Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday imposed a siege on the ISIS-held city of Manbij from three directions, after recapturing dozens of villages and farms in the vicinity of the city north of Syria’s Aleppo province. ...Local sources confirmed that a large number of ISIS militants escaped the city using the western exit, and headed to Aleppo.
  • Craig Shirley: ‘Cleveland Is Going To Be A City Under Siege’ During GOP Convention

    04/08/2016 1:11:25 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 8, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Reagan biographer and public affairs consultant Craig Shirley tells Breitbart News Daily that “Cleveland is going to be a city under siege by Left wing protesters protesting Donald Trump and the Republicans” when the GOP comes to town to pick its nominee in July. “First of all, on the outside, you can expect a lot of protesters a la Chicago … a lot of Left wing protesters, Black Lives Matter, Left Wing college professors,” Shirley tells host Stephen K. Bannon.
  • Syrian army and allies breaks rebel siege of Shi'ite towns: army

    02/03/2016 10:36:20 PM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 3, 2016 7:16pm EST | Laila Bassam
    The Syrian army and its allies have broken a three-year rebel siege of two Shi’ite towns [Nubul and Zahraa] in northwest Syria, government and rebel groups said on Wednesday, cutting off a main insurgent route to nearby Turkey. The two towns [...] are connected to the border by areas under the control of Kurdish militias. "Less than 3 km separate the regime from cutting all routes to opposition-held Aleppo," said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said. "It did in three days what it failed to do in 3-1/2 years." Breaking the siege opens a direct...
  • Syrian Rebels Shift to Tunnel Warfare

    03/16/2015 8:04:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 15, 2015 | Elliott Carter
    On March 4 at 5:31 p.m., computer screens at the European Mediterranean Seismological Center lit up. A a 2.3-magnitude tremor had just rattled Aleppo in eastern Syria. But it wasn’t an earthquake. Rebel tunnelers had planted a huge stash of explosives under the Syrian Air Force Intelligence Directorate headquarters. The underground attack represented a powerful blow against the Syrian regime. The explosion was a current adaptation of a medieval siege tactic. Pre-modern soldiers would dig a tunnel deep under an enemy castle’s walls, collapse the tunnel and bring down the castle along with it. Syria’s rebels do the same, but...
  • Netanyahu on Australia cafe siege: International Islamic terror does not know borders

    12/15/2014 11:29:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] & Reuters ^ | 12/15/14 | Herb Keinon
    Rome - Emerging from a a three-hour meeting in Rome with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu´ s first comments related to the siege on the cafe in Sydney Australia that ended shortly before. Netanyahu sent his condolences to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and the Australian people. He said that International Islamic terror does not know borders, and the struggle against it needs to be global. (Snip) Netanyahu then discussed the focus of his meeting with Kerry saying that Israel will “do everything possible” to make sure that the UN Security Council does not impose
  • BREAKING: Belgium Siege; Four Gunmen Take Hostages In Ghent, Belgium

    12/15/2014 3:10:36 AM PST · by absentee · 19 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/2014 | Caleb Howe
    The BBC and other outlets report this morning that as many as four gunmen have entered a residential apartment building in Ghent, Belgium and have taken hostages. ABC/Reuters reports: Four gunmen in Belgium have taken several people hostage after they entered a flat in the north-western city of Ghent, according to unconfirmed reports. Heavily-armed police have surrounded the area and authorities have urged residents to stay indoors. The state prosecution service said there were no immediate indications of a link to terrorism. It is not known if the event is related to the Sydney Siege. Reports continue to break on...
  • St Petersburg village transformed into warzone as Siege of Leningrad re-enacted by historians..

    01/27/2014 11:38:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2014 | Staff
    World War II re-enactors today staged the final Siege of Leningrad battle in St Petersburg to mark the 70th anniversary of the fight which ended the Nazi blockade of the city. More than 400 history fans dressed up as Soviet Red Army soldiers and Nazi Germany troops to recreate the battle which ended one of the world's most deadliest sieges. The re-enactment took place in the village of Porogki in Leningrad - now known as St Petersburg - in front of hundreds of spectators.
  • Kiev: Government Buildings Under Siege

    12/02/2013 10:36:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 67 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/13 | Gil Ronen
    Thousands of demonstrators besieged government buildings in Kiev Tuesday, rallying against President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to abandon a long-awaited deal for closer ties with the EU. A group of protesters tried to storm Yanukovich's office and police chased protesters away with tear-gas and truncheons, injuring dozens. “The blockade is severely disrupting the process of government here," said a reporter for Al Jazeera in Kiev. "Essentially, President Yanukovich has lost control of the center of Kiev." The Guardian reported that police had “deserted the center of the city, while thousands of people blocked entrances to government buildings and gathered again on...
  • Israel: Bible Assyrian seige account matches archaeological find

    08/21/2013 3:54:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 21, 2013 | Megan Gannon
    Archaeologists say they have discovered massive fortifications on the coast of Israel that may have protected an Assyrian artificial harbor during the Iron Age more than 2,700 years ago. Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) unearthed the crescent-shaped structure in the Israeli city of Ashdod, just south of Tel Aviv. The impressive fortifications date back to the eighth century B.C. At their core is a mud-brick wall that measures more than 12 feet (3.6 meters) wide and 15 feet (4.5 m) high. This wall is covered in layers of mud and sand extending outward hundreds of feet. "The fortifications appear...
  • Dorner manhunt: Charred human remains found in burned cabin

    02/13/2013 11:39:10 AM PST · by libstripper · 283 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Andrew Blankstein & others
    Charred human remains have been found in the burned cabin where police believe fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner was holed up after trading gunfire with law enforcement, authorities said. If the body is identified to be Dorner’s, the standoff would end a weeklong manhunt for the ex-LAPD officer and Navy Reserve lieutenant who is believed to be responsible for a string of revenge-fueled shootings following his firing by the Los Angeles Police Department several years ago. Four people have died, allegedly at Dorner’s hands.
  • Obama seeks "fuller understanding" of what happened in Algeria siege

    01/19/2013 7:20:18 PM PST · by ImNotLying · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 19, 2013 | Staff journalist
    President Barack Obama offered on Saturday to provide any assistance the Algerian government needs after a deadly hostage siege at a desert gas plant and said the United States was seeking a "fuller understanding" from Algerian authorities of what took place there.
  • Rasmussen: Only 23% believe embassy sieges related to YouTube video

    09/24/2012 9:07:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    When a false narrative collapses, it tends to accelerate on the way down. Just eight days after UN Ambassador Susan Rice went on five Sunday talk shows to insist that the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi and the murder of our ambassador resulted from a protest over a YouTube video that "spun out of control," only 23% of likely voters buy that argument in Rasmussen's latest poll. In fact, two-thirds think it was "very likely" a preplanned terrorist attack --- as evidence has begun to show: Most voters think the recent protests at U.S. embassies in the Middle East...
  • Obama Went to Bed While Consulate was Under Siege

    09/22/2012 10:21:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Front Page ^ | 9/23/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the 3 AM phone call. Obama couldn’t even be trusted with an 11 PM phone call. They say that only a man with a clear conscience, or no conscience at all, can sleep this way. But hey, he had to be rested for the next fundraiser and the next party. Jay-Z and Beyonce, unlike dead ambassadors and Libyan militias, actually matter. Fox News’ Special Report informed us that Barack Obama knew of the attack on the Libyan consulate within 90 minutes of it beginning. There is no doubt that Obama knew that the attacks involved AK-47s, along with Rocket...
  • Egypt mediators try to remove Salafist Bedouin from MFO base. US force under siege

    09/15/2012 7:38:31 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Debka ^ | 9/15/12
    Contrary to Egyptian claims to be in control of the Multinational Force in northern Sinai base after its invasion by Salafist Bedouin gunmen Friday night, all they had managed to do by Saturday morning was to mediate between the New Zealand general who commands the base and the invaders on terms for their departure. The gunmen linked to al Qaeda still control the exits and entrances to the Al Ghora base, holding hundreds of US officers, soldiers and airmen to siege.
  • Military Strategy: What are the optimal siege tactics for taking Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle?

    07/17/2012 7:34:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    Military Strategy: What are the optimal siege tactics for taking Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle? What if the Mouse House rises up as an evil totalitarianism government, enslaving the masses and dooming us all to a life of hand-stitching Pluto plushies? Something would have to be done. And one pack of folks has outlined the perfect plan of attack on Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle. The story originates at Quora.com as follows ... Cinderella Castle is the the worldwide-recognized icon of the Disney empire. Physical representations of it stand at the center of two Disney Parks: Walt Disney World in Florida, and...
  • French shooting suspect Mohamed Merah arrested after Toulouse siege

    03/21/2012 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 72 replies · 1+ views
    National Post ^ | 3-21-2012 | National Post Wire Services
    A gunman suspected of killing seven people in the name of al-Qaeda, including three children at a Jewish school, has been arrested by police after an hours-long siege in southwestern France. About 300 police, some in bullet-proof body armor, had earlier cordoned off an area surrounding a four-storey house in a leafy suburb of the city of Toulouse where the 24-year-old Muslim man, identified as Mohamed Merah, was holed up on the ground floor. Merah had been arrested for bomb making in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar in 2007 but escaped months later in a Taliban prison break, the...
  • Palestinians plan diplomatic steps to put Israel under 'international siege'

    01/01/2012 8:59:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 1/1/12 | Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's envoy Isaac Molho will meet with top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Amman Tuesday for preliminary talks aimed at setting an agenda for peace negotiations, even as the Palestinians are preparing a diplomatic campaign that aims to put Israel under "a real international siege." (Snip) The diplomatic offensive the Palestinians are planning to launch later this month could include pushing the UN Security Council to pass a resolution condemning settlement construction and urging the International Criminal Court to try Israel for war crimes related to its 2008-2009 incursion into the Gaza Strip.