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  • DC sniper asks Supreme Court to block execution

    11/04/2009 8:17:13 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies · 1,072+ views
    ksla.com ^ | Nov 04, 2009 | AP
    In court papers filed Tuesday, Muhammad's attorneys say the execution should be put off while the court considers whether his trial lawyer was ineffective.
  • MILITARY: Leathernecks Outshoot Army in Sniper Competition

    10/30/2009 1:11:38 AM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 83 replies · 6,633+ views
    North County Times ^ | October 29, 2009 | MARK WALKER
    Chalk up another bull's-eye for the Marine Corps. On Friday, Camp Pendleton is celebrating a big win over the Army, a traditional military rival. Shooters from the Southern California base's School of Infantry have returned home with the top prize in the ninth annual U.S. Army Sniper Competition that took place Oct. 14-22 at Fort Benning, Ga.
  • BELTWAY SNIPER TO MEET ARAFAT & SHEIKH YASSIN IN NOVEMBER

    10/29/2009 10:35:05 AM PDT · by Psion · 11 replies · 661+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | October 28, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Jihadist John Allen Muhammad to be martyred next month. thelastcrusade.org The leader of the 2002 DC-area Islamic terrorist attacks will die by lethal injection next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday. John Allen Muhammad was reported to be furious when told that his 72 virgins had been replaced with fire and brimstone. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings. Muhammad's three-week Islamic-jihad in October 2002 left 10 dead in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Muhammad and his teenage...
  • Marines Win Top Sharpshooter Prize

    10/27/2009 6:46:46 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 37 replies · 2,592+ views
    Military.com ^ | 26 Oct 09 | Bryant Jordan
    The Marine Corps earned bragging rights during the 9th annual U.S. Army International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., last week, when Leathernecks from the Corps' Scout Sniper School (West) in Camp Pendleton, Calif., claimed the title of top marksmen.
  • 28 Killed in Attacks on Pakistani Police Stations

    10/15/2009 12:28:59 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 12 replies · 1,396+ views
    FOXNews ^ | FOXNews
    LAHORE, Pakistan — Teams of gunmen launched a deadly near-simultaneous attack on three law enforcement facilities in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, a major escalation in an audacious wave of terror strikes as this U.S.-allied, nuclear-armed country prepares for an offensive in a Taliban and Al Qaeda stronghold. At least seven people died in a gunfight with police at a federal building, 10 others were killed at a police academy, and a police constable was killed in an attack on a commando facility, officials said as the city plunged into chaos. In the Taliban-riddled northwest, meanwhile, a homicide...
  • Iraqi SWAT arrests 2006 sniper suspect

    10/12/2009 6:54:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 816+ views
    MNIF-IRAQ.com ^ | October 11, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: www.mnc-i.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE No. 20091011-05 October 11, 2009 Iraqi SWAT arrests 2006 sniper suspect Multi-National Corps-Iraq PAO RAMADI, Iraq - Elements of the Ramadi and Habbaniyah Iraq Special Weapons and Tactics teams, with U.S. Special Operations advisors, arrested an individual who is a suspect involved in multiple sniper shootings throughout Anbar Province Oct. 9 near Ramadi. The Magistrate Court of Ar Ramadi issued a warrant for Abd al-Qadir Afan Qafe’s arrest after his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of an Iraqi Army Soldier in 2006 and the shooting of a...
  • Va. gov: No reason to stop sniper execution

    09/29/2009 10:35:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 2,115+ views
    , Associated Press ^ | September 29, 2009 | DENA POTTER
    Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Monday he can't think of any reason he would stop the execution of Washington, D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 killing spree that left 10 dead in the nation's capital, Virginia and Maryland. "I know of nothing in this case now that would suggest that there is any credible claim of innocence or that there was anything procedurally wrong with the prosecution," Kaine said on his monthly call-in radio show on WTOP. Kaine said he would review Muhammad's petition for clemency when he...
  • DEATH SENTENCE FOR DC SNIPER!!!!

    09/16/2009 1:39:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 196 replies · 8,746+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | September 16 2009 | Daily Mail Foreign Service
    Court sets execution date for Washington, DC sniper mastermind A Virginia judge has ruled that the mastermind behind the 2002 sniper attacks in Washington, DC that left 10 people dead will be executed on November 10. John Allen Muhammad is expected to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and ask Governor Timothy M. Kaine for clemency. Muhammad was sentenced to death for the slaying of Dean Meyers, one of 10 people shot to death during a 2002 rampage that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area. uhammad and teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo killed six people in Alabama and Louisiana before moving...
  • Court sets Nov. 10 execution for sniper Muhammad

    09/16/2009 7:52:01 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 45 replies · 2,107+ views
    WTOP News ^ | September 16, 2009 | DENA POTTER
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia circuit court judge has set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area.
  • Va. seeks November execution for DC-area sniper [Beltway sniper]

    09/12/2009 3:45:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,632+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-09-12
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is seeking a Nov. 9 execution for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the deadly 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area. A prosecutor requested the execution date in a letter sent on Wednesday to Prince William Circuit Court in Manassas.
  • Great video - high power long shot

    09/12/2009 12:34:38 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies · 1,962+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 17, 2009 | none
    Here's a great 30 second video of an Oregon sharpshooter hitting the target at 327 yards. They shot the video 4 times, and he hit it every time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc99SiKqoJo
  • Seattle – I-5 Shooting Suspects May Have Planned Sniper Attack

    08/31/2009 11:31:39 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 12 replies · 1,611+ views
    NTA ^ | 8/30/09 | National
    Two men arrested Friday night during a bizarre shooting spree along Interstate 5 in North Seattle may have been planning to fire at vehicles driving up and down the freeway, police said Sunday. “One theory is that maybe they were going to snipe at people as they were driving by on I-5,” Seattle Police Department spokeswoman Renee Witt told KOMO News
  • BREAKING NEWS: Rapid shots have been fired at North Seattle Community College (developing)

    08/28/2009 10:18:46 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 226 replies · 6,821+ views
    King 5 News ^ | 08/28/09 | Staff
    Only this Breaking News header on the King 5 news site, thus far: "Shooting - Rapid shots have been fired at North Seattle Community College in the Northgate area of Seattle; I-5 southbound near college has been shut down.
  • Sniper’s Eye Counters Smuggling in Iraq

    08/28/2009 4:09:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 605+ views
    SAHL SINJAR, Iraq, Aug. 28, 2009 – Marine Corps snipers and designated marksmen have been operating across the vast Iraqi deserts since the outbreak of hostilities in 2003. As with all units operating in Iraq, past and present, they have found themselves evolving to meet the changing needs of the Iraqi military and political landscape. Small teams of snipers are finding reasons to venture into the constantly shifting environment that exists in a place referred to simply as “outside the wire.” “Working with previously gathered information, we gather additional intelligence and conduct operations watching over possible insurgent hot spots, caches...
  • British sniper describes how he shot Taliban commander... from TWO KILOMETRES away

    08/14/2009 5:30:47 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 44 replies · 2,302+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th August 2009
    A British sniper killed a Taliban leader with the longest-ever fatal bullet shot in Afghanistan - from nearly TWO KILOMETRES away. Corporal Christopher Reynolds, 25, camped on the roof of a shop for three days as he waited for the perfect conditions to shoot the terrorist commander. He calculated the range, wind and trajectory before pulling the trigger - and the bullet flew 1,853 metres before hitting the target in the chest. The warlord, known as 'Mula', is thought to be responsible for co-ordinating several attacks against British and American troops since the outbreak of war in 2001. Cpl Reynolds,...
  • British snipershot Taliban commander... from TWO KILOMETRES away

    08/14/2009 10:17:48 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies · 2,048+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 14th August 2009
    A British sniper killed a Taliban leader with the longest-ever fatal bullet shot in Afghanistan - from nearly TWO KILOMETRES away. Corporal Christopher Reynolds, 25, camped on the roof of a shop for three days as he waited for the perfect conditions to shoot the terrorist commander. He calculated the range, wind and trajectory before pulling the trigger - and the bullet flew 1,853 metres before hitting the target in the chest. The warlord, known as 'Mula', is thought to be responsible for co-ordinating several attacks against British and American troops since the outbreak of war in 2001. Cpl Reynolds,...
  • SCOTS SNIPER KILLS TALIBAN LEADER WITH LONGEST SHOT

    08/10/2009 8:05:29 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 97 replies · 5,207+ views
    A SCOTTISH soldier has been praised for making the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan after shooting a top Taliban fighter from almost a mile away. Corporal Christopher Reynolds took out the Afghan drug lord during some of the hardest fighting of the war so far. The 25-year-old, of 3 Scots, The Black Watch, kept watch on a shop rooftop for three days to eliminate the target. But he admitted the top-level Taliban fighter – known as Musa – was so far away it took him a couple of attempts to get the aim right. Initially Musa, who was with four...
  • Scots Sniper Kills Taliban with Longest Shot

    08/10/2009 6:23:33 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 86 replies · 4,704+ views
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | 10 August 2009 | Staff
    A Scottish soldier has been praised for making the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan after shooting a top Taliban fighter from almost a mile away. Corporal Christopher Reynolds took out the Afghan drug lord during some of the hardest fighting of the war so far. The 25-year-old, of 3 Scots, The Black Watch, kept watch on a shop rooftop for three days to eliminate the target. But he admitted the top-level Taliban fighter – known as Musa – was so far away it took him a couple of attempts to get the aim right.
  • The soldier helmet that pinpoints enemy snipers

    05/01/2009 6:01:38 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 37 replies · 1,357+ views
    Gizmag.com ^ | 4/30/09 | David Greig
    April 30, 2009 Imagine being able to pinpoint an enemy shooter in difficult terrain with such deadly accuracy that you can see whether they are kneeling or standing and not only what kind of weapon they are firing but the caliber too. Well, engineers at Vanderbilt University's Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) have developed such a system by turning soldiers' combat helmets into "smart nodes" in a wireless sensor network. The ISIS location system ISIS has developed the technology with the support of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency and Vanderbilt University has patented the system's key elements. The...
  • U.S. Army Tests Flying Robot Sniper

    04/22/2009 5:58:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 1,651+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 22, 2009
    U.S. Army Tests Flying Robot Sniper The Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System (ARSS) during testing. The gun turret is on the right side of the craft. (Pic in URL) It could be the best Xbox 360 game ever, and a real kick in the ARSS. The U.S. Army is testing the Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System (ARSS) — a remote-controlled unmanned Vigilante robot helicopter equipped with a high-velocity sniper rifle. Its RND Edge semi-automatic gun is mounted on a self-stabilizing turret with built-in zoom camera, and fires 7 to 10 precisely aimed .338-caliber rounds per second. Back on the ground, a human...