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  • Tank collector shocked to find Ł2million gold bullion {trunc}

    04/10/2017 4:24:25 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 35 replies
    The Sun, UK ^ | April 10, 2017 | Tess de la Mare and Rob Perkins
    Full Title: Tank collector shocked to find Ł2million gold bullion hidden in the fuel compartment of his Ł30,000 vehicle A TANK fanatic got a new model in a Ł30,000 trade-in — and found more than Ł2million of gold bullion hidden in the fuel tank. Nick Mead, 55, discovered the five gold bars in the Russian T54/69 while restoring it to add to his collection of 150 military vehicles. He and mechanic Todd Chamberlain were filming themselves prising open the diesel tank in case they found munitions and needed to show it to bomb disposal crews. Instead, they pulled out the...
  • Science Shows That Torture Doesn't Work and Is Counterproductive

    05/10/2016 4:05:03 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 81 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 05/08/2016 | Rupert Stone
    In early 2003, Glenn Carle, an interrogator with the CIA, arrived at a secret detention facility overseas to question a recently captured Al-Qaeda suspect.... The man's dilapidated state of mind was the result of a systematic program of torture inflicted on terrorism suspects by the CIA after 9/11. Nudity, extreme temperatures, sleep and sensory deprivation, dietary manipulation, waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" were meant to break down detainees' resistance to interrogation. The stress and disorientation induced by these methods, it was believed, would force them to cooperate and release whatever precious information they were hiding. But according to Carle,...
  • Obama points finger at Britain, France over Libya chaos

    03/11/2016 1:01:08 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 66 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    Obama points finger at Britain, France over Libya chaos Published March 11, 2016 FoxNews.com President Barack Obama has strongly criticized the leaders of Great Britain and France for their policy toward Libya after the 2011 overthrow of dictator Muammar Qaddafi, saying that he was mistaken to believe the U.S.' European allies would be "more invested in the follow-up" to Qaddafi's fall. Obama made the remarks in an interview with The Atlantic magazine. The criticisms of British Prime Minister David Cameron, in particular, are some of the strongest of a sitting U.K. leader by a sitting president. In the interview, Obama...
  • Former Commander Of Pro-Russian Separatists Says He Executed People Based On Stalin-Era Laws

    01/20/2016 1:28:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | January 19, 2016 | Anna Shamanska
    For most of his 42-minute appearance on a radio talk show, former Russia-backed separatist commander Igor Girkin sounded like nothing more than a fanatic discussing a dream now widely dismissed as fantasy. He spoke of hopes for the creation of a "Novorossia" -- a New Russia stretching across much of Ukraine, from Kharkiv to Odesa, and one day joining a Russian empire including all of Belarus and Ukraine. It wasn't until the last minute that the interview with Girkin went from surreal to chilling. Referring to his time commanding separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk in 2014, a...
  • Hillary Clinton's rogue agenda: Why Sid Blumenthal matters

    10/31/2015 7:37:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    ny post ^ | oct 31, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    After the media inexplicably dubbed Hillary Rodham Clinton the “winner” of the Benghazi hearings, her apologists dismissed a line of questioning into her unofficial adviser, Sidney Blumenthal. So he was sending her e-mail offering advice on Libya and other matters of state. In the immortal words of Clinton at an earlier Benghazi hearing, “What difference does it make?”
  • Syria crisis: 'Barrel bomb strikes kill 72' in Aleppo province

    05/30/2015 6:25:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    At least 72 people have been killed in Syria's northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 60 people died in the strike on al-Bab - a town currently held by Islamic State (IS) militants. It says 12 were killed in a rebel-held quarter of the city of Aleppo. Syria's government has repeatedly denied using barrel bombs - large containers filled with explosives. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which gathers information through a network of activists in Syria, called it one of the worst massacres perpetrated...
  • 'Summary killings' of Ukraine soldiers in east - Amnesty

    04/08/2015 8:53:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 April 2015 | BBC
    Amnesty International has said it has evidence pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine summarily killed four Ukrainian soldiers in their captivity. Witnesses told the group that one government soldier was shot at point-blank range by a separatist commander. Amnesty also said it had videos of three others shown alive in captivity, then dead in a morgue with bullet wounds to their heads and upper bodies.
  • AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

    03/30/2015 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:10 AM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt said a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they are increasingly seen as targets by extremist groups. […] Last year was a particularly deadly year for the AP—four of the news cooperative’s journalists were killed on assignment. Globally, 61 journalists were killed in the line of duty in 2014, bringing to more than 1,000 the number who have died since 1992,...
  • Obama Responds to ISIS Torching of Jordanian Pilot By Pushing Obamacare (WARNING GRAPHIC PIC/ VIDEO)

    02/03/2015 10:49:48 AM PST · by servo1969 · 133 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-3-2015 | Jim Hoft
    ISIS murdered a Jordanian pilot today. They torched Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh alive in a cage.Barack Obama responded to the horrific murder by pushing Obamacare. “Should, in fact, this video be authentic, it’s just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization. And I think we’ll redouble the vigilance and determination of the a global coalition to make sure they are degraded and ultimately defeated. And it also just indicates the degree to which whatever ideology they’re operating off of is bankrupt. We’re here to talk about how to make people healthier and make their lives better. And...
  • Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner 'died in Syria'

    12/01/2014 4:17:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 December 2014 Last updated at 06:56 ET | BBC
    The chief investigator pursuing Alois Brunner, one of the world's most wanted German Nazi war criminals, has told the BBC that he is "99% sure" that he died four years ago in Syria. "We cannot prove it forensically, but we are certain that is the case," Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff said. SS captain Brunner is accused of deporting more than 128,000 Jews to the death camps during World War Two.
  • Islamic State commanders liable for mass war crimes: U.N.

    11/14/2014 9:05:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    ARY ^ | 11-14-2014
    Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a “massive scale” in northeast Syria, where they spread terror by beheading, stoning and shooting civilians and captured fighters, U.N. investigators said on Friday. Their report, based on over 300 interviews with witnesses and victims, called on world powers to bring the commanders before the International Criminal Court for both war crimes and crimes against humanity. “In carrying out mass killings of captured fighters and civilians following military assaults, ISIS (Islamic State) members have perpetrated egregious violations of binding international humanitarian law and the war crime of murder on a massive...
  • MH17: Source of the Separatists' Buk; A Bellingcat Investigation

    11/10/2014 4:03:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Bellingcat ^ | N.D. | Bellingcat MH17 Investigation Team
    It is the opinion of the Bellingcat MH17 investigation team that there is undeniable evidence that separatists in Ukraine were in control of a Buk missile launcher on July 17th and transported it from Donetsk to Snizhne on a transporter. The Buk missile launcher was unloaded in Snizhne approximately three hours before the downing of MH17 and was later filmed minus one missile driving through separatist-controlled Luhansk. The Bellingcat MH17 investigation team also believes the same Buk was part of a convoy travelling from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade in Kursk to near the Ukrainian border as part of a...
  • Facebook removes graphic photo of Ukrainian soldier only after complaints

    09/08/2014 9:01:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Sept. 7, 2014, 7:23 p.m. | Olena Goncharova
    On Sept. 5, Ukrainian Facebook users were shocked as the world's biggest social network seemed to deliberately overlook some abusive posts related to the war in Ukraine's east. A day before, on Sept. 4, Facebook user Xela Rekrap posted a picture of the body of a dead Ukrainian soldier hanging on the high voltage wires. A brutal commentary accompanied the image. "A minute of soldier's humour. Starobesheve village. Our militants hung a dead Ukrainian trooper on the wires with the help of a fire truck. Let him fly," read the description.
  • Terrorists disrupt exchange of captives

    09/08/2014 8:57:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Ukrinform ^ | 16:41 08.09.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, September 8 /Ukrinform/. The self-declared “DPR” stops a process of exchange of captives since it says that it has not received a list of captured militants. This is said on the website of terrorists. “There are fears that we will release everyone, and Kyiv will try to cheat,” acting “minister of state security” of the “DPR” Leonid Baranov said. Due to this, the “DPR” is not planning to release about 1,000 Ukrainian military in order not to become, as they allege, “victims of fraud.”
  • Russian border guards hired to fight in Donbas for $5,500

    09/06/2014 6:17:26 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 14:49 06.09.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, September 6 /Ukrinform/. Russian border guards are receiving offers from the leadership to participate in the fighting in Donbas. National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Saturday. "According to the latest reports, Russian border guards are getting offers from the leadership to participate in the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Volunteers are dismissed from their service, receive a one-time financial compensation of 200,000 rubles [about $5,500] and are sent to the war zone as 'natural persons,'" Lysenko said. He said that after being involved in the fulfillment of...
  • Militants hand out Russian passports in Torez

    09/04/2014 5:25:18 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 15:16 04.09.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, September 4 /Ukrinform/. Russian mercenaries offer UAH 1,000 to residents of Torez who will agree to exchange Ukrainian citizenship for Russian citizenship. National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Thursday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. "According to current reports, in Torez, Donetsk region, militants are conducting a campaigning among local residents to collect information and produce passports of citizens of the Russian Federation. Russian mercenaries offer about UAH 1,000 for changing nationality," Lysenko said.
  • Ukrainian Woman Tells Of Public Abuse At Hands Of Pro-Moscow Separatists

    09/02/2014 6:49:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | September 01, 2014 | Dmitry Volchek and Farangis Najibullah
    Wrapped in a Ukrainian flag, Irina Dovgan is forced to stand at a Donetsk intersection with a sign identifying her as a spy and reading: "She kills our children." A woman berates and then kicks Dovgan as a man holding a rifle looks on. Images of the scene that unfolded in eastern Ukraine in August sparked outrage and concern for the initially unidentified woman. Dovgan's name was eventually revealed and her story told, including to RFE/RL's Russian Service in an exclusive interview.
  • Russians shot their own POWs

    08/31/2014 10:54:27 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 44 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Sunday 31 august, 2014, 20:22 | Zik TV
    Despite the agreement and the officer’s word from the Russian commander, there was no withdrawal corridor for the Ukrainian troops encircled near Ilovajsk. As the Ukrainians started the withdrawal, the Russian troops opened fire regardless of the fact that there were Russian POWs in the column, deputy Dnipropetrovsk governor Boris Filatov wrote in Facebook, referring to those Ukrainian soldiers who managed to escape.
  • Captured Russian paratroopers want Putin to stop sending servicemen to Ukraine

    08/27/2014 7:43:47 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Zik TV ^ | Tuesday 26 august, 2014, 12:44 | Zik TV
    The 10 captured Russian paratroopers told about the purpose of their invasion of Ukraine.
  • Macabre Convoy: Cargo 200 from Ukraine to Russia

    08/27/2014 2:48:29 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    There is more and more evidence that Russian soldiers are fighting – and dying – on Ukrainian territory, and that the so-called ‘humanitarian convoy’ may have been used to take the dead back to Russia, including paratroopers from Pskov killed near Luhansk A day of mourning has been declared in the Russian city of Pskov on Aug 26. This comes five days after the Ukrainian armed captured two armed personnel carriers and reportedly discovered documents identifying men as paratroopers from the Pskov airborne brigade No. 74268. It has long been known that a large number of Russian mercenaries, as well...