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  • Border Patrol, lawmen outgunned by cartels

    10/17/2006 10:43:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 39 replies · 1,400+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 17, 2006 | MICHELLE MITTELSTADT
    Homeland Security panel also says traffickers are forming ties with U.S.-based gangs The U.S. Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies at the U.S.-Mexico border are outgunned by increasingly ruthless and well-armed Mexican drug cartels, a new congressional report concludes. "The cartels use automatic assault weapons, bazookas, grenade launchers and improvised explosive devices," the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee report said. "In contrast, U.S. Border Patrol agents are issued 40-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistols." The report, scheduled to be released today by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, said drug cartels are able to break the encryptions on Border Patrol and sheriffs'...
  • Sniper Detecting Robot

    09/28/2006 5:21:32 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 16 replies · 648+ views
    Ministry of Tech ^ | September 29, 2006
    The new RedOwl “sniper detection and surveillance” robot is a remote, deployable sensor suite designed to provide early warning information, gunshot detection, intelligence, surveillance and targeting capabilities to military and government agencies. RedOwl is a program led by Boston University with iRobot, Insight Technology and BioMimetic Systems, a Boston U spinout company. The RedOwl equipped PackBot has been field-tested for the Army at a rifle and trapshooting range. The RedOwl robot also employs a suite of advanced optics including a thermal camera, 300X zoom daylight/infrared camera, infrared laser illuminators, a rangefinder, high intensity white driving light, and voice communication microphones...
  • Iraqi sniper takedown!

    07/19/2006 8:14:43 PM PDT · by World_Events · 37 replies · 6,827+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 7/19/2006 | Strategy Page
    "Approx. 1145 on 16 June, sniper section 4 observed black opal with tinted windows, sitting in front of storefront...."
  • Scout Snipers Break in New Rifles

    07/17/2006 8:35:45 AM PDT · by STD · 65 replies · 2,818+ views
    Marine Corps News | ^ | July 10, 2006 | Lcpl. Aaron J. Rock
    Scout Snipers Break in New Rifles Ft. A.P. Hill, VA. - Scout Snipers from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn., 2nd Marine Regiment, fired their new rifles for the first time on a range here today. The BLT Marines will use the new MK-11 semi-automatic sniper rifle simultaneously alongside the bolt-action M40A3, a descendent of the Vietnam-era M40. The rifle resembles an M-16 on first glance, and Sgt. Gerald V. Gavin, Scout Sniper Platoon commander, said the resemblance can benefit operations on today's urban battlefields. Gavin said the distinct look of the M40A3 makes identifying a...
  • Former "Magnificent Bastards" react to sniper rifle recovery

    06/22/2006 8:52:48 PM PDT · by World_Events · 55 replies · 3,482+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 6/22/2006 | Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
    Former ‘Magnificent Bastards’ react to sniper rifle recovery June 21, 2006; Submitted on: 06/22/2006 03:34:58 AM ; Story ID#: 200662233458 By Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva, 1st Marine Division CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (June 21, 2006) -- Call it a little bit of justice. Marine snipers from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment shot and killed an insurgent sniper and spotter preparing to shoot at passing Marines, June 16. And the insurgents were going to use a stolen Marine sniper rifle for the attack. That rifle – an M-40A1 – belonged to the “Magnificent Bastards” of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, a battalion...
  • The Sniper's Plan: Kill Six Whites A Day For 30 Days (Muhammad - Malvo)

    05/24/2006 8:40:08 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Harry Mount
    The sniper's plan: kill six whites a day for 30 days By Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 25/05/2006) One of the two snipers who murdered 10 people in a killing spree that terrorised Washington has revealed their plans to kill hundreds of children, policemen and rescue workers in an attempt to shut down cities across the country. John Allen Muhammad, 45, and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, 21, brought America's capital to a standstill in 2002 as they picked off white targets at petrol stations and shops in the city's prosperous suburbs. Muhammad: ‘a coward’ Malvo testified that Muhammad,...
  • Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company -&- Snipers: One Shot - One Kill (A&E, May 25, 27)

    05/20/2006 1:19:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 2,754+ views
    Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company® “Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company ” Rated: TVPG Running Time: 120 Minutes Genre: Movies Closed Captions: Yes Upcoming Airings: Thursday, May 25 @ 9pm/8C Friday, May 26 @ 1am/12C Saturday, May 27 @ 8pm/7C Sunday, May 28 @ 12am/11C Sunday, May 28 @ 1pm/12C Monday, May 29 @ 8am/7C Monday, May 29 @ 2pm/1C Saturday, June 03 @ 11am/10C Search for other upcoming episodes Featuring candid interviews and never-before-seen video, we tell the story of the hardest hit combat unit of the Iraq war. Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, a...
  • Man Indicted in Bush Assassination Plot

    09/09/2005 4:30:56 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 12 replies · 899+ views
    AP ^ | Sept 9, 2005
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A man accused of plotting to assassinate President Bush was indicted Thursday on additional charges that could bring life in prison, and prosecutors now say he also planned to establish an al-Qaida cell in the United States. Prosecutors say Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 24, of Falls Church joined al-Qaida in 2002 while studying in Saudi Arabia and that he discussed possible terrorist operations, including a plot to kill Bush either by shooting or by a suicide bombing.Prosecutors also allege Abu Ali discussed plans to assassinate members of Congress and to hijack aircraft and fly them into...
  • Israel, Palestinians Must Outlaw Children Toy Guns

    02/17/2006 4:23:41 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies · 558+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 18, 2006 | Joel Leyden
    Israel, Palestinians Must Outlaw Children Toy GunsBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem----February 18.....Nothing can be more tragic than to witness a child die. Whether from cancer or a car accident, a young son or daughter should naturally live out their lives for many decades. But for children living in a war zone, death has become a way of live - and it shouldn't. For 12-year-old Mujahed Al Samadi, life ended quickly with a bullet to his chest from an Israel Defense Forces sniper who mistook his toy gun for the real thing. Was the IDF soldier wrong in pressing the...
  • Soldiers Take Out Snipers in Salah Ad Din

    01/18/2006 8:33:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,430+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Pfc. Cassandra Groce
    Soldiers in first platoon "Choppin' Charlie" Company, captured a sniper near Samarra, Iraq, Monday. Some of the soldiers involved pictured left to right: Sgt Jimmy Sutton, Spc. Juan Villanueva, Cpl. Jason Kugler, Pvt. First Class Michael George, First Lt. Richard Hawkins, Pvt. First Class Jeffery Walker, Pvt. First Class Rick Monnig and Spc. Joseph Vanhook. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cassandra Groce Soldiers Take Out Snipers in Salah Ad Din Rakkasan platoon kills one sniper and detains another while on patrol. By Pfc. Cassandra Groce 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAMARRA, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2006 — One sniper was...
  • Canadian Army Snipers

    01/14/2006 6:53:37 PM PST · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 36 replies · 3,940+ views
    edmonton journal ^ | dec 31, 2005 | Jim Farrell
    Crack shots capable of hitting targets a kilometre away headed for Afghanistan CFB DUNDURN, Saskatchewan - A loud hiss bursts from the silencer of an oversized rifle. A visible ripple moves through the air at twice the speed of sound and there is a loud clang as a bullet strikes a metal target 1,150 metres away. In the gently rolling hills of central Saskatchewan, 14 young soldiers are learning how to be world-class killers. Anyone on the receiving end of one of these snipers' .50 calibre bullets would never know what hit him. No one else will know where the...
  • Simultaneous headshots stop 3 suicide bombers

    11/20/2005 6:39:09 AM PST · by veronica · 134 replies · 7,651+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 20/11/2005
    Early on a warm summer morning, a few hours before traffic began to fill the streets, a 16-man SAS patrol took up ambush positions around a Baghdad house, writes Sean Rayment. The soldiers had been told that the house was a being used as a base by insurgents - and up to three suicide bombers were expected to leave it later that morning. Dressed in explosive vests, they were fully equipped to hit a number of locations around the city. The bombers' targets were thought to be cafes and restaurants frequented by members of the Iraqi security forces. The intelligence...
  • Allah’s Waiting Room

    11/20/2005 2:56:09 PM PST · by quidnunc · 75 replies · 2,573+ views
    To The Point ^ | November 17, 2005 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    In the Military Alphabet, AWR is Alpha Whiskey Romeo. In Iraq today, it’s a code term of American soldiers. Whenever they use “AWR” or “Alpha Whiskey Romeo” in their communications, everyone knows what it really stands for: Allah’s Waiting Room. That’s what our soldiers have turned Iraq into for the terrorists, and that’s why our soldiers know they are winning this war. That’s also why our soldiers have more contempt for MSM journalists and Democrat politicians than the Jihadi terrorists — for at least the terrorists are honest about being an enemy, instead of pretending they’re on your side while...
  • Wired Snipers

    10/08/2005 5:06:14 PM PDT · by strategofr · 40 replies · 1,612+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | October 6, 2005 | Harold C. Hutchison (
    Snipers have long had a major effect on the battlefield, often scoring kills from as far as a kilometer and forcing the enemy to be cautious and hesitant. Ortek, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, however, is making snipers even deadlier with a new piece of technology: A Sniper Coordination System. Snipers have often operated individually on the battlefield – lone wolves with a long reach, capable of decapitating larger units and demoralizing them. The Sniper Coordination System will allow a commander to coordinate the activities of as many as four sniper teams. The system is a lightweight image splitter used...
  • Police Chief: 'Urban Warfare' Slowed New Orleans Rescue

    09/03/2005 8:04:59 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 149 replies · 7,910+ views ^ | Sept. 3, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    New Orleans Police Chief Edwin Compass said Friday that hurricane rescue efforts were hampered when relief workers came under attack by the city's criminal element, prompting conditions that resembled "urban warfare." "We have never had an urban warfare battle like this on any front in the history of our nation," Compass told NBC's "Dateline." "You're fighting in buildings that are pitch black with darkness. These individuals have root - the criminal element have looted all the gun shops and gun stores in this city, so they're armed, they're dangerous." Federal Emergency Management Agency Chief Michael Brown, under fire for his...
  • New Orleans Gets a New Name

    09/01/2005 10:45:24 PM PDT · by Prime Choice · 76 replies · 4,058+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 09/01/2005 | Sacred Cow Burgers
  • Islamic snipers coming to USA, targeting Tancredo, radio hosts?

    08/26/2005 8:21:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies · 2,527+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 26, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    This comes from the California separatist group La Voz de Aztlan, which is clearly happy about the news. Given the source, it is likely that this report does not contain even an ounce of credibility; however, it is significant enough as a threat and attempt to intimidate the foes of Islamic terror into silence. And if Congressman Tancredo or anyone who has spoken honestly about the roots and causes of Islamic terror does indeed get shot in the coming months, I hope authorities will be soon thereafter speaking with Ernesto Cienfuegos of La Voz de Aztlan, who filed this report:...
  • Payback is a Monster Beeyatch (Marines take care of Business in Haditha)

    08/15/2005 5:41:58 AM PDT · by section9 · 26 replies · 1,482+ views
    Xenophon | August 15, 2005 | Section9
    From Xenophon's Milblog, some very good news at the end of some very mournful news.... I’ve spent all this last week attending the services and funerals of the six Marines killed in Iraq on August 1st. I knew two of them well, LCpl. Montgomery and LCpl. Deyarmin. The rest I did not know, but they are brothers just the same. The families seem to be holding up well considering the circumstances. I was in Weapons Company, 3/25 for five years before being commissioned, and I’m still very close with those Marines. The only point of light this week has been...
  • Snipers Shoot Dead Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

    08/12/2005 6:53:59 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 544+ views
    Snipers shoot dead Sri Lankan foreign minister (Filed: 13/08/2005) Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, was shot dead last night in an attack the police and military blamed on separatist rebels. Mr Kadirgamar, 73, a hardliner in dealing with the island's Tamil Tiger rebels, was hit by sniper fire as he climbed out of his swimming pool. He was rushed to the National Hospital in Colombo, which was sealed off as other ministers arrived to visit his bedside. The justice minister, John Senevirathne, said: "He worked tirelessly for peace throughout his career. It is a great loss." Heavily armed police...
  • Police snipers track al-Qaeda suspects

    07/16/2005 4:14:12 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 48 replies · 1,766+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | July 17, 2005 | David Leppard
    UNDERCOVER police sniper squads are tracking as many as a dozen Al-Qaeda suspects because security services fear they could be planning more suicide attacks, writes David Leppard.The covert armed units are under orders to shoot to kill if surveillance suggests that a terror suspect is carrying a bomb and he refuses to surrender if challenged. The deployment of the teams in the past week signals the huge “intelligence gap” that has opened up since the London bombings. Police fear the suspects could be planning a further wave of attacks but do not have enough evidence to arrest them, or place...