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  • Cover-up? Army historian says report on deadly Afghan battle was altered to absolve faulty gun

    02/21/2014 3:38:04 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    A former Army historian who chronicled the infamous Battle of Wanat in Afghanistan, where nine U.S. soldiers died after their M4 carbines jammed, tells The Washington Times that his official account was altered by higher-ups to absolve the weapons and senior officers.
  • Troops left to fend for themselves after Army was warned of flaws in rifle

    02/21/2014 3:26:13 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 126 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Army Senior Warrant Officer Russton B. Kramer, a 20-year Green Beret, has learned that if you want to improve your chances to survive, it’s best to personally make modifications to the Army’s primary rifle — the M4 carbine. (snip) Warrant Officer Kramer has been dropped into some of the most ferocious battles in the war on terrorism, from hunting Islamists in the mountains of northern Iraq to disrupting Taliban opium dealers in dusty southern Afghanistan. He was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery in Operation Viking Hammer to crush the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam in Iraq. The warrant officer...
  • Austria to conduct search for secret Nazi nuclear weapon laboratory

    12/27/2013 7:11:31 AM PST · by virgil283 · 19 replies
    dailymail ^ | 27 December 2013 | Allan Hall
    "Austrian authorities have ordered a search of secret tunnels beneath a former concentration camp complex where Nazi scientists are believed to have conducted nuclear research in a bid to build an atomic bomb....And recently, readings were taken of the area at St Georgen showing elevated levels of uranium - indications of subterranean implosions seven decades ago....One hitherto secret underground borehole found by geothermal imaging devices turned up an empty space yielding no clues as to what it might have been used for.....Although the war hampered their work, by the fall of the Third Reich in 1945, Nazi scientists had achieved...
  • Syria says yes to Russia-inspired chemical weapon deal

    09/10/2013 5:24:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Syria on Tuesday said the government would take the deal proposed by Russia to turn over its chemical weapons cache to international control, the nation’s foreign minister said. “[Monday] we held a round of very fruitful negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Serge[y] Lavrov and he put forward an initiative regarding chemical weapons. Already in the evening we accepted Russia’s initiative,” said Walid Muallem, the foreign minister, in a statement reported by Russian news and picked up by USA Today
  • Iran: Armageddon at hand, prepare for war

    07/30/2013 7:42:58 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    WND ^ | 7/29/13 | Reza Khalili
    Islamic messiah Mahdi expected to return with Jesus, kill infidels Iran is again asserting that Armageddon is at hand and that the Islamic regime’s followers, indeed all of Islam, must prepare for a monumental change in the world. Officials of the Islamic regime last month held their annual conference on the Mahdism Doctrine to prepare for the coming of the last Islamic messiah, the Shiites’ 12th Imam, Mahdi. Shiites, whose clerics rule Iran with an iron fist, believe that at the end of times, Mahdi, a 9th century prophet, will reappear with Jesus Christ at his side, kill all the...
  • Getting the lead out, literally: U.S. Army plans switch to ‘green’ bullets

    07/25/2013 8:04:26 AM PDT · by kimtom · 59 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/24/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    The U.S. Army is taking the expression “get the lead out” quite literally and switching to lead-free, environmentally-friendly bullets. The Army’s Picatinny Arsenal is working on a “green” version of the M80A1 7.62 mm bullet, which troops are supposed to start being issued in 2014, according to an Army press release. The Army has been looking to “green” small caliber ammo for some time now. In 2010, the Army switched to the greener 5.56 mm M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round. “The EPR replaces the lead slug with a copper slug,” said Lt. Col. Phil Clark, product manager for small caliber ammunition...
  • Israel exported military equipment to Pakistan, says report

    06/11/2013 1:23:59 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Hindu ^ | Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | Hasan Suroor
    London - The claim was made by the Israeli liberal newspaper “Haaretz” citing a report of the British Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which oversees security exports. Israel is reported to have exported to Pakistan a range of military equipment purchased from Britain, but Islamabad denied the claim with a spokesman for the Directorate of Inter-Services Public Relations describing it as “baseless”. “The report is misleading and not based on facts,” he said. The claim was made by the Israeli liberal newspaper Haaretz citing a report of the British Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) which...
  • China gave Pakistan nuclear weapon design?

    04/24/2013 12:37:13 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | April 24, 2013 | PTI
    In the late 1970s, Central Intelligence Agency had information that China might have provided a fairly comprehensive package of proven nuclear weapons design information to Pakistan, a recently declassified document has revealed.  According to recently declassified CIA data, obtained by the National Security Archive under the Freedom of Information Act, the CIA had evidence suggesting close Pakistan-China nuclear cooperation, to the point of facilitating a nuclear weapons capability, although the intelligence community saw this as possibly a special case based on an alliance that had existed since 1963.  "This allegation has come up before, for example in a State Department...
  • TSA allows knives on planes, flight attendants union calls decision 'dangerous'

    03/05/2013 11:17:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-5-2013 | FoxNews.com
    <p>The Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that U.S. airline passengers will soon be allowed to carry small knives in their carry-on bags, a move that prompted swift condemnation from a flight attendants union.</p> <p>The union for Southwest Airlines flight attendants called the decision "dangerous" and "designed to make the lives of TSA staff easier, but not make flights safer."</p>
  • China provides Rs 136 bn loan for Pak nuclear plants

    02/22/2013 5:57:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Islamabad - China has provided a loan of Rs 136 billion for two nuclear power plants that Pakistan expects to commission by 2016, the state-run media reported today. The power plants of 340MW each are being built with Chinese assistance at the Chashma nuclear complex in Punjab province. The "construction of these power plants became possible after a long-standing agreement", official sources were quoted as saying by APP news agency. The total cost of the two plants is Rs 190 billion and they will be partially funded by a Chinese loan of Rs 136 billion, the sources said. The Pakistan...
  • NRA boycott kills outdoors show that banned assault weapons

    01/24/2013 10:19:45 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Modified: January 24, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    A massive boycott sparked by the NRA and other gun-rights groups outraged that the nation's largest outdoors show banned the exhibition of assault weapons has caused the show's organizers to abruptly cancel the week-long event in Harrisburg, Pa. The successful boycott was the biggest demonstration of support by the outdoors industry yet against gun control efforts being pushed in Washington and in several states. "Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone, for now, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show given the controversy surrounding its decision to limit the sale or display of modern sporting rifles (also called ARs) at the event....
  • Ben Shapiro: ‘NBC News is a disaster area, an unholstered weapon for the left’

    01/23/2013 9:10:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/13 | Jamie Weinstein
    Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro says in a new book that conservatives are getting bullied by the liberals — even by mild-mannered NBC news anchor Brian Williams. “Brian Williams is an excellent example of how the media bullies the right,” said Shapiro, author of the new book ”Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans,” in an email. “He claims objectivity, but he’s obviously a leftist. I don’t mind bias – I’m biased. But I don’t lie about it. He sits atop NBC News, then allows his news outlet to slander George Zimmerman as a ‘white’ guy (he’s...
  • Magazine Ban of 2013 (Video - Bill Will Be Introduced This Week!)

    01/02/2013 7:48:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    YouTube - Military Arms Channel ^ | 1-2-2013 | Sturmgewehre
    The House Democrats (Diana DeGette, D-CO) are submitting a bill in the next few days to Congress to ban any magazine over 10 rounds in capacity. We must act now to stop this erosion of our 2nd Amendment rights! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXrAt7-ij2k 11:32
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein Carries a Concealed Weapon

    12/31/2012 3:07:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Push Back Now ^ | 12/31/12 | PushBackNow
    “I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me,” said Feinstein. Hypocrisy Feinstein? Despite calling in the same year for an outright ban on all firearms, Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is set to introduce legislation that would gut the second amendment, said in 1995 that...
  • Sen. Feinstein no longer has concealed weapon permit

    12/26/2012 5:23:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/20/12 | Daniel Strauss
    <p>Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) no longer has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.</p> <p>Feinstein, who has taken the lead on efforts to renew a federal assault weapons ban, acknowledged during a hearing in 1995 of previously having a concealed weapon permit.</p>
  • Senator Jay Rockefeller had or has a Colt AR-15. In 1994 he had one in DC.

    12/18/2012 10:55:55 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 5 replies
    Calguns.net Forum ^ | 09/17/2009 | CalGuns- poster lomalinda
    HYPOCRISY - Many may have forgotten that in 1994 Senator Rockefeller was caught in a slight scuffle with DC police over gun control laws. The following account appears on the Future of Freedom Foundation web site. http://www.ff.org/freedom/0496d.asp "Yet, as with most holy wars, some of the warriors are not without the taint of hypocrisy. Senator John Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, was a fervent supporter of the crime bill and the assault-weapons ban. A few days after the bill passed the Senate, the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail reported from Washington: "If burglars are casing big houses around here, they may...
  • Netanyahu promises tough response to Ahmadinejad

    09/26/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/26/12
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday promised a tough response at the United Nations to the latest verbal attacks on Israeli by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and said he was determined to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons. Before boarding a flight to New York to address the annual U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu issued an open letter to Israelis marking the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the most sacred holiday in the Jewish calendar. "On the question of Iran, we are all united in the goal of preventing Iran from achieving nuclear weaponry. On the day on which...
  • US declassifies Cold War nuclear plan

    09/17/2012 8:44:07 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 52 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | IANS
    Washington: The US National Security Archive has fully declassified the most controversial nuclear policy document of the Cold War, the Presidential Directive 59 (PD-59) http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Presidential-Directive-59 , which focused on a possible nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The full text of the document, available on the US National Security Archive page at George Washington University's website, provides insights about the thinking of key US officials about the state of nuclear planning and the possible progression of events should war break out. In a surprising reverse from previous policies, PD-59 called for pre-planned nuclear strike options and capabilities for rapid development...
  • [Ended 4 Hours Ago] Gunmen have attacked and entered a Pakistani Air Force Base thought to house nuc

    08/15/2012 9:23:04 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Six hours old twitter post from Reuters reposted by Business Insider ^ | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | reposted by Adam Taylor
    Gunmen have attacked and entered a Pakistan air force base, according to Reuters. The target is the Minhas Air Base in the town of Kamra, located around 40 miles outside Islamabad. The attacked is believed to be conducted by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) — reports in the Pakistan press have suggested they were planning attacks in retaliation for upcoming military action. A three hour gun battle is reportedly raging between security guards and attackers.
  • Going Postal, Pre-Pistol How did mass murderers operate before the advent of modern weapons?

    07/28/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 67 replies
    slate.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Brian Palmer
    The shooting spree that killed 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater on Friday has sparked a public debate about the availability of automatic weapons. Gun control advocates argue that mass murder is exceedingly difficult without them. One source told the Washington Post, “It’s kind of hard to be a pseudo-commando with a musket in the 18th century.” How did people commit mass murder before the advent of automatic weapons? Often with fire. Revolutionary War veteran Barnett Davenport is widely considered the first mass murderer in U.S. history. On the evening of Feb. 3, 1780, Davenport burst into the...
  • Nuclear Arsenal in China Much Bigger Than Believed

    07/12/2012 7:40:00 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | July 10, 2012 | Matthew Robertson
    The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) notoriously opaque nuclear arsenal could be much bigger than the estimates prevalent in the United States—up to 1,800 warheads as opposed to the 300 or 400 currently thought—according to a report authored by a retired Russian colonel general. In addition, the report says that the PRC has rail-mounted intercontinental ballistic missiles equipped with nuclear warheads, and nuclear warheads on a series of ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) and cruise missiles—statements that contradict dominant understandings of China’s nuclear posture. Viktor Yesin, the former chief of the main staff of the Strategic Rocket Forces and currently professor...
  • US takes back supercomputing crown with world's fastest computer

    06/18/2012 8:12:23 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/18/12 | FoxNews
    A U.S. supercomputer has won back the crown in the never-ending battle for the world's most powerful supercomputer. Its victory is the latest milestone marking the steady climb of computing power all across the globe. The Top500 industry list gave its No. 1 ranking to the Sequoia supercomputer housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California — a spot earned by Sequoia's ability to crunch 16.32 quadrillion calculations per second (16.32 petaflops/s). Such supercomputing power is used by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to simulate nuclear weapons tests for older weapons that have been sitting in the U.S. arsenal....
  • Glen Beck Called the Tax Code Something This Past Week and It was Perfect, Do you Remember the Word?

    04/15/2012 2:53:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 40 replies
    04.15.12 | Chickensoup
    Glen Beck Called the Tax Code Something This Past Week and It was Perfect, Do you Remember the Word? Were you listening? He said this was the term that his accountants use to describe the tax code. The word was not: Evil or dispicable. It was a word that meant entrapment or get you. Please help out if you listened!
  • CIA secret weapon of assassination Heart Attack Gun, Declassified 1975 New World Order Report

    03/01/2012 10:37:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies · 17+ views
    Youtube ^ | 3/1/12 | Examiner.com
    A CIA secret weapon used for assassination shoots a small poison dart to cause a heart attack, as explained in Congressional testimony in the short video below. By educating ourselves and others on vitally important matters like this, we can build a brighter future for us all. The dart from this secret CIA weapon can penetrate clothing and leave nothing but a tiny red dot on the skin. On penetration of the deadly dart, the individual targeted for assassination may feel as if bitten by a mosquito, or they may not feel anything at all. The poisonous dart completely disintegrates...
  • Another F&F weapon used in the killing of an American law enforcement officer?

    01/09/2012 12:08:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 1/9/12 | Dutchman 6
    From Doug Ross we have "Remember the good old days when we had a real media?" To which piece we find this comment from Duke C: I would like to comment on the shooting of a Maricopa Deputy Sheriff Sunday morning 4am, north of Phoenix, AZ. The no comment policy of the AZ Central newspaper prevents readers from expressing thier views and suspicions on this tragic event. The 50 year old father of 2, died when his body armor was penetrated by an AK 47 bullet. Eric Holder and the DOJ are holding their breath that this weapon is not...
  • Coronado, California, Shooting Kills 4, Including 2 Navy Pilots, Sister

    01/03/2012 11:49:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 1/3/12 | COLLEEN CURRY
    A shooting in Coronado, Calif., that left four people dead, including two Navy pilots and one of their sisters, is being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide. The New Year's Day shooting in a condo there claimed the lives of siblings David and Karen Reis, 25 and 24, respectively, as well as David's roommate, John Reeves, 25, and a fourth unknown man. David Reis and Reeves were both pilots in the Navy, and shared the condo home in Coronado, sources told ABC affiliate KGTV. The other dead man is a 31-year-old civilian who lives in Chula Vista, according to the county...
  • Vanity - Taurus TCP or Bersa Thunder .380?

    12/28/2011 2:49:02 PM PST · by jagusafr · 62 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 28Dec11 | jagusafr
    CCW folks: I've been carrying a S&W Sigma .40 cal for a couple of years and it's just too heavy and bulky. Have looked at both the Taurus TCP and the Bersa Thunder .380 (I know, small, but that's kinda the point). Anybody got experience or recommendations? jagusafr
  • U.S. Navy's Incredible, Sci-Fi Railgun Fires 1,000th Bullet

    11/03/2011 12:00:46 AM PDT · by Windflier · 35 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 02, 2011 | Fox News staff
    Navy scientists with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) hit a new milestone, succesfully firing their electromagnetic railgun for the 1,000th time as the state-of-the-art weapon edges closer to real world deployment. A theoretical dream for decades, the railgun is unlike any other weapon used in warfare. And though still in testing, it's quite real, as the U.S. Navy proved in a record-setting test Monday, Oct. 31, in Dahlgren, Va. Rather than relying on a explosion to fire a projectile, it uses an electomagnetic current to accelerate a non-explosive bullet at several times the speed of sound. The conductive projectile...
  • In hurricane Irene bull's eye, coastal NC braces (CCW permits invalid) [or not, see post 46]

    08/27/2011 12:12:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 108 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/26/11 | Patrik Jonsson
    In hurricane Irene bull's eye, coastal North Carolina bracesBy Patrik Jonsson | Christian Science Monitor – 15 hrs ago **SNIP** North Carolina declared a state of emergency Thursday, opening access to federal assets to help government agencies respond to the disaster. To help with a potentially disastrous aftermath, the government has stationed mountains of supplies, including water and generators, at Fort Bragg, one of the country's largest military installations. In North Carolina, an emergency declaration also means concealed weapons carry permits are invalid for the duration – another grim reminder of the potential of a storm to cause civil unrest.
  • Navy Shows Off Powerful New Laser Weapon

    04/08/2011 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/8/11 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    One if by land … lasers if by sea. A futuristic laser mounted on a speeding cruiser successfully blasted a bobbing, weaving boat from the waters of the Pacific Ocean -- the first test at sea of such a gun and a fresh milestone in the Navy's quest to reoutfit the fleet with a host of laser weapons, the Navy announced Friday. "We were able to have a destructive effect on a high-speed cruising target," chief of Naval research Rear Adm. Nevin Carr told FoxNews.com. The test occurred Wednesday near San Nicholas Island, off the coast of Central California in...
  • China deploys carrier-killer missile

    01/01/2011 12:42:17 PM PST · by darkwing104 · 54 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | January 1st, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Adm. Robert Willard, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, told the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun that China is deploying its new Dong Feng-21D anti-ship ballistic missile they publicly claim can sink U.S. aircraft carriers. The Admiral stated “this kind of capability should be a concern to the region, and it poses a challenge to any naval or air operations that would be conducted in that area were it to be employed.” What is a Dong Feng-21D?The Dong Feng-21D is a land-based guided missile that launches it war-head into space and returns it to earth at ten times the speed of...
  • Afghan soldier turns weapon on American troops, kills 2

    11/07/2010 6:06:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers, Miami Herald ^ | 11/7/10 | WARREN P. STROBEL AND HABIB ZOHORI
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A soldier from the U.S.-trained Afghan army apparently turned his weapon on American troops in volatile southern Afghanistan, killing at least two U.S. soldiers, NATO officials said Saturday. The incident is the latest that calls into question the allegiances of at least some members of the Afghan security forces, which the Obama administration hopes will be the key to an eventual withdrawal of roughly 100,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. A NATO official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the matter is still under investigation, said the shootings took place late Thursday in southern Helmand province. The area...
  • Paris Hilton's BF Pulled Gun on Intruder (2A saves more lives)

    08/27/2010 4:45:03 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 08/27/2010 | Staff
    MZ has learned ... the man who allegedly attempted to break into Paris Hilton's L.A. home this week was thwarted by Hilton's boyfriend ... who pulled a gun on the suspect before the dude could get inside. Law enforcement sources confirm ... Hilton's BF -- Vegas nightclub kingpin Cy Waits -- told police that he and Paris heard loud banging noises coming from downstairs around 6:30 AM Tuesday ... so he grabbed his gun and went to check out the situation. We're told Cy claims he spotted Nathan Parada peering through a window and carrying two knives -- a large...
  • New "Laser" Weapon Debuts in LA County Jail

    08/23/2010 7:46:34 AM PDT · by mrmeyer · 18 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | John Adams
    Guards at the Los Angeles County jail complex in Castaic will start using a newfangled weapon that produces a deep burning sensation -- which is not to be confused with a “warm fuzzy feeling” -- in whomever it is aimed at. The 7 1/2-foot-tall “Assault Intervention Device,” which sheriff's deputies demonstrated Friday at the Pitchess Detention Center, emits an invisible beam that causes an unbearable sensation, reported the Daily News.
  • U.S. Navy Successfully Tests Laser Gun

    07/21/2010 6:39:35 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 42 replies · 4+ views
    News by the Second ^ | Jul 19th, 2010 | Simon H. Cohen
    The U.S. Navy has successfully tested a new weapon that uses high powered laser beams that are capable of destroying high speed planes and ships. The successful test was demonstrated today at an aerospace convention in the United Kingdom where a video showing the weapon destroying a test drone was screened. The laser gun which was designed by Raytheon Missile Systems utilizes a 32 mega watt beam of directed energy that is capable of engaging targets traveling at speeds of over 300 miles per hour from a distance of several miles. The weapon can be mounted on the turrets used...
  • Working lightsaber ‘the most dangerous laser ever created’

    06/17/2010 1:28:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies · 1,118+ views
    National Post ^ | 6-16-2010 | Victoria Wells
    Star Wars fans rejoice: someone has finally succeeded in creating a working lightsaber. And it can be yours for only US$197.97. Hong Kong company Wicked Lasers has manufactured “the most dangerous laser ever created,” a lightsaber with a blue beam that can burn retinas and set skin on fire. The Spyder III Pro Arctic features a 1 watt laser the company warns is the most powerful portable laser available. The beam is a thousand times more powerful than sunlight on skin and the manufacturer warns it could cause cancer. It’s definitely not something you want to give to your seven-year-old...
  • Mexican president and Congress display ignorance on assault weapon ban

    05/20/2010 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 15 replies · 429+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | May 20, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Ignorance. Putting their heads in the sand. Feel good legislation. I’m sick of politicians who cry for more restrictions on firearm ownership by law abiding citizens in the United States. Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged the return of the AWB today, and many in Congress cheered. Read the full post.
  • China produces 97 percent of materials known as rare earth oxides (used in weapons, etc.)

    04/15/2010 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 38 replies · 1,047+ views
    Government Accountability Office ^ | April 14, 2010 | Government Accountability Office
    • According to government, industry, and academic officials, the use of rare earth materials is widespread in defense systems. These include, among others, • precision-guided munitions, • lasers, • communication systems, • radar systems, • avionics, • night vision equipment, and • satellites. • Officials emphasized the significance of the widespread use of commercial-off-the-shelf products in defense systems that include rare earth materials, such as computer hard drives. Objective 2: Rare Earth Materials Are Widely Used and Lack Substitutes Page 27
  • Indian military to weaponize world's hottest chili (bhut jolokia)

    03/23/2010 8:16:12 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 58 replies · 1,600+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 03/23/2010 | Wasbir Hussain
    The Indian military has a new weapon against terrorism: the world's hottest chili. After conducting tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-sized "bhut jolokia," or "ghost chili," to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects, defense officials said Tuesday. The bhut jolokia was accepted by Guinness World Records in 2007 as the world's spiciest chili. It is grown and eaten in India's northeast for its taste, as a cure for stomach troubles and a way to fight the crippling summer heat. It has more than 1,000,000 Scoville units, the scientific measurement of a chili's spiciness. Classic Tabasco...
  • Kitteh military for the first time published shock screens of zotting of [undead] Chicom Troll

    02/26/2010 6:12:28 PM PST · by wuxinghongqi · 1,689 replies · 10,189+ views
    China Military Report ^ | February 26, 2010 | Wuxinghongqi
    February 24, suddenly Chinese official media CCTV for the first time published shock screens of shooting down U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft in June 1958, to warn B-2 of the United Stites. In these short-range high-definition screens, the moment of Sam missile into the sky shot down U-2 high-definition instant pictures are very stunning!
  • Saudi official questions new sanctions on Iran (says threat is more pressing)

    02/15/2010 8:56:38 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 4 replies · 233+ views
    News.Yahoo.com ^ | 02/15/10 | ROBERT BURNS
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday expressed doubts about the usefulness of more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. Prince Saud al-Faisal told a news conference in the Saudi capital that the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions demands a more immediate solution than sanctions. He described sanctions as a long-term solution, and he said the threat is more pressing.
  • 12 Hacked Nerf Superweapons

    01/15/2010 10:57:12 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 1,838+ views
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 1/15/10 | Sean Fallon
    I'm a grown man and I love Nerf guns. I'm not alone either, which is why modders look to trick them out with new looks and new capabilities. Check out Oobject's list for 12 of the best Nerf mods. [Oobject]
  • Army's Future Weapon

    12/26/2009 3:37:04 PM PST · by FromLori · 19 replies · 2,120+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/25/09 | rick sanchez
    There's a new weapon so smart it can pick off an enemy no matter where he's hiding. CNN's Rick Sanchez explains. Video at site
  • NZ link to plane seized with North Korea weapons (New Zealand company involved)

    12/15/2009 7:28:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 472+ views
    Nationa Business Review (New Zealand) ^ | 12/15/09 | Liam Baldwin
    NZ link to plane seized with North Korea weapons Liam Baldwin | Tuesday December 15 2009 - 03:42pm A New Zealand company has been linked to a cargo plane seized in Thailand suspected of smuggling North Korea arms this week, possibly to the Middle East. Agence France Presse (AFP) quoted Georgian officials linking New Zealand registered company SP Trading to renting the plane – an Ilyushin-76 aircraft – to deliver its cargo. The plane was seized at Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport late last week during a refuelling stop. It was discovered that it contained 30 tonnes of weapons from North...
  • Thailand detains plane with weapons cache from N.Korea

    12/12/2009 8:18:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 1,308+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/12/09
    Thailand detains plane with weapons cache from N.Korea Sat Dec 12, 7:06 am ET BANGKOK (AFP) – Thai authorities have detained five people who landed in Bangkok in an east European cargo plane full of heavy weapons that originated in North Korea, officials told AFP Saturday. The plane's pilot requested to land at Bangkok's domestic Don Mueang airport Saturday morning, said government spokesman Panitan Wattanayakorn, and on inspecting the aircraft Thai authorities found the cache. "An eastern European airline asked to land this morning at Don Mueang airport to refuel its tank. When Thai authorities examined the aircraft they found...
  • Space Weapons an "Inevitability," Says Commander-in-Chief of China Airforce

    11/04/2009 11:01:27 AM PST · by rtran1971 · 24 replies · 655+ views
    In a wide-ranging interview in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily, air force commander Xu Qiliang said it was imperative for the PLA air force to develop offensive and defensive operations in outer space. "We must build an outer space force that conforms with the needs of our nation's development (and) the demands of the development of the space age." "Only power can protect peace," the 59-year-old commander said in the interview given to coincide with this month's 60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA air force.
  • Cub Scout's "Weapon" Earns him Suspension

    10/12/2009 12:17:31 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies · 1,428+ views
    news ^ | Oct. 12, 2009
    1st Grader Brings Camping Utensil to School for Lunch, But Zero Tolerance Weapons Policy Leads to 45-Day Suspension - A 6-year-old boy's excitement over joining the Cub Scouts may just land him in reform school for 45 days. Zachary Christie was suspended from his 1st grade class in Delaware's Christina School District after bringing a camping utensil - a combination knife/fork/spoon - to use at lunch, prompting calls to reexamine schools' zero-tolerance policy for bringing weapons to school, according to a New York Times report Monday. Zero tolerance policies were instituted in many school districts across the country, at least...
  • Report: Russia hijacked its own ship (Arctic Sea carrying S-300 X-500?)

    09/03/2009 10:59:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 919+ views
    Ynetnews (Israel) ^ | 09/02/09 | Ron Ben-Yishai
    Report: Russia hijacked its own ship Ynet probe reveals Russian intel used secret agents to arrest the Arctic Sea vessel, thought to have been hijacked by Israel, after getting tip it was violating international accord by carrying 'destabilizing' arms to Syria or Iran Ron Ben-Yishai Published: 09.02.09, 19:03 / Israel News A Ynet investigation revealed Wednesday that the hijacking of the Russian vessel 'Arctic Sea' was ordered by the Russian government. News agencies around the world published reports tying Israel to the hijacking, as the vessel was said to have been carrying arms to the Middle East, and possibly Iran....
  • New Weapon System Boosts Soldiers’ Safety

    08/06/2009 4:40:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,482+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Marcos Alices, USA
    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2009 – As U.S. forces fight insurgents in the southern and eastern regions of Afghanistan, officials are working to protect them with new technology, equipment and vehicles. Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division’s 5th Brigade, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, equip their common remotely operated weapon station II with an M2 .50-caliber machine gun during training. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elisebet Freeburg  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. One of the newest tools in their arsenal is the common remotely operated weapon station II, known as CROWS II, which enables soldiers to acquire and engage...
  • XM-25: The US Army's first smart shoulder-fired weapon

    05/27/2009 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 112 replies · 5,188+ views
    Gizmag.com ^ | 05/27/09 | David Greig
    May 27, 2009 The XM25 Individual Air Burst Weapon is looking likely to be the shoulder-fired weapon of choice for the US military to kill or neutralize hidden targets. Due for field test this summer, the lightweight XM-25 "smart weapon" uses High Explosive Air-Burst (HEAB) munitions that can be programmed to detonate at a precise point in the air without the need to impact, spelling trouble for elusive targets, be they behind a wall, inside a building or in a foxhole. The XM25 Developed jointly by the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch and the US company Alliant Techsystems (ATK...