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  • Feds Have Message for Michigan Boaters

    04/27/2008 10:42:10 PM PDT · by Westlander · 19 replies · 121+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-27-2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Boating season is approaching. And the Bush administration wants to enlist the country's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a deadly weapon somewhere along the country's 95,000 miles of coastline and inland waterways.
  • Stripper's truncheon was offensive weapon, court told

    04/19/2008 6:05:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 70+ views
    DailyRecord.co.uk ^ | 18 April, 2008 | Gordon MacIlwaith
    A STRIPPER'S truncheon is an offensive weapon even though he uses it as a prop in his policeman act, prosecutors claimed yesterday. Student Stuart Kennedy was hauled into court after two female plain-clothes cops spotted him in a fake police uniform. They followed him into the Paramount Bar in Aberdeen and watched him perform as "Sergeant Eros" before charging him with carrying offensive weapons, which also included a fake CS cas canister He was cleared at the city's sheriff court - but yesterday the Crown challenged the ruling at the Appeal Court in Edinburgh. Sheriff Kenneth Stewart had ruled Stuart's...
  • Chelsea Clinton Is Hillaty's New Weapon

    04/16/2008 4:09:14 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 89+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-16-2008 | Toby Harnden
    Chelsea Clinton is Hillary's new weapon By Toby Harnden in Summerdale, Pennsylvania Last Updated: 9:35pm BST 16/04/2008 Hillary Clinton, struggling to contain a tidal wave of youth support for Barack Obama is dispatching the most trusted person in her life to implore university students to give her a chance - her daughter Chelsea. Miss Clinton 28, has taken leave from her New York job with a hedge fund to campaign relentlessly for her mother. Chelsea Clinton faces an uphill task among young voters, who strongly support Barack Obama Shielded by her parents' minders, she tries to keep out of the...
  • NZ man 'used hedgehog as weapon'

    04/07/2008 10:42:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 50 replies · 99+ views
    BBC ^ | 07 Apr 2008 | BBC
    A man in New Zealand has been charged with using a hedgehog as a weapon, the New Zealand Herald has reported. Police said William Singalargh, 27, had hurled the hedgehog about 5m (16ft) at a 15-year-old boy. "It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks," said Senior Sgt Bruce Jenkins, in the North Island town of Whakatane. It was unclear whether the hedgehog was still alive when it was thrown, though it was dead when collected as evidence. The police spokesman said the suspect was arrested "for assault with a weapon, namely...
  • Obama's weapons comments...

    02/23/2008 8:16:34 AM PST · by moderatewolverine · 5 replies · 119+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | 2/23/08 | Primetime Politics
    Featured Debate discussing the veracity of Obama's claims that the US army is attacking the Taliban to get their weapons.
  • Weapon cache found in Babahani area

    02/16/2008 2:30:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 68+ views
    BAGHDAD – Coalition forces and Iraqi army soldiers found two large weapon caches containing 361 60 mm mortars, 34 82 mm mortars and 45 rocket-propelled grenade motors in the area of Babahani, Iraq, Feb. 12. Soldiers from Military Transition Team 842, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division were looking for the caches based on intelligence received by the Iraqi brigade. “The Iraqi army has matured into a tough, dedicated and competent force; and is more than capable of conducting independent operations on par with their...
  • Need Freepers Help: Examples of Guns Protecting Civilians

    02/06/2008 11:06:31 AM PST · by Dr._Joseph_Warren · 29 replies · 198+ views
    02/06/2008 | self
    I'm in an argument with liberal co-workers on the merits of gun ownership. They are claiming that there are few (if any) examples of where civilians (not police officers or security guards) came to the public’s defense. We are talking about malls, universities, restaurants, etc., not private residence. I'm sure there was an incident at restaurant a few years ago, but can't find a link.
  • Navy Tests Super-Powered Rail Gun & 6500-mph Secret Machine

    02/03/2008 9:51:36 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 52 replies · 19,837+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 02/01/08 | Joe Pappalardo
    Later last night, at the High Speed Test Track at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, a classified Navy test rocketed a payload across a track at 6589 mph—136 mph faster that the existing land speed record for anything on tracks. The secret payload traveled a distance of 3.61 miles in about six seconds on three sleds. Each sled ignited in stages to propel the cargo down the track. A helium tent enclosed nearly three miles of the 10-mile track in order to reduce the aerodynamic heating and drag on the payload. Despite our earlier speculation, no one is...
  • Coalition Forces Find Prison Facility, Weapon Caches in Diyala; 15 Detained

    01/13/2008 6:38:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 202+ views
    BAGHDAD — Coalition forces detained 15 suspected terrorists during a multi-day operation Jan. 7 - 10 to disrupt al-Qaida in Iraq networks in the Diyala River Valley. Coalition forces conducted operations in the Sherween Village area targeting al-Qaida in Iraq networks associated with media and foreign terrorist facilitation networks. Reports indicate the region has become a safe haven for terrorists due to continued pressure from Coalition and Iraqi forces pushing al-Qaida networks out of central portions of the country and into the Diyala River Valley. Recent operations in the Diyala River Valley have uncovered a significant amount of weapon caches,...
  • Weapon museum in 'no knives' push[UK][Campaign to educate the dangers of carrying knives]

    11/08/2007 7:18:14 PM PST · by BGHater · 37 replies · 586+ views
    BBC ^ | 08 Nov 2007 | BBC
    A nationwide campaign to educate people about the dangers of carrying knives has been unveiled at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The weaponry museum says its NTK - No To Knives campaign aims to cut the number of knives on the streets. It has set a target of getting one million young people to make a pledge on its website not to carry knives. Youth Justice Board research shows that one in three young people will carry a knife for protection at some stage. Records from 37 police forces across the UK for the months of April, May and June...
  • Store Owner Shoots, Kills Robber(Greenville SC)

    11/01/2007 1:48:24 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 29 replies · 91+ views
    WYFF 4 Greenville SC ^ | 11/01/2007 | WYFF TV4
    Owner Says Same Man Robbed Him Earlier This Week
  • Energy beam weapon could be used in Iraq

    08/30/2007 9:08:12 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 49 replies · 1,297+ views
    MSNBC ^ | august 30th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    But officials refuse, concerned non-lethal effects could be seen as torture By Richard Lardner Updated: 2:55 p.m. MT Aug 29, 2007 Saddam Hussein had been gone just a few weeks, and U.S. forces in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, were already being called unwelcome invaders. One of the first big anti-American protests of the war escalated into shootouts that left 18 Iraqis dead and 78 wounded. It would be a familiar scene in Iraq's next few years: Crowds gather, insurgents mingle with civilians. Troops open fire, and innocents die. All the while, according to internal military correspondence obtained by The Associated...
  • Ma Deuce Replacement Stumbles

    08/06/2007 5:37:38 PM PDT · by Renfield · 86 replies · 1,976+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 7-31-07 | Jim Dunnigan
    July 31, 2007: Two years ago, field testing of the XM-312, the replacement for the eighty year old, .50 caliber (12.7mm) M-2 ("Ma Deuce") machine-gun, began, in the United States and overseas. Then, nothing. That's because the test results were not encouraging, the biggest shortcoming being the low rate of fire (about 260 rounds per minute). This is about half the rate of the M2, and was believed adequate for the 25mm smart shells the XM312 was originally designed for (as the XM307). But for 12.7mm bullets, it didn't impress the troops. There were some reliability problems, which could be...
  • Iran's atomic plans: fait accompli or stoppable?

    05/06/2007 4:09:52 PM PDT · by humint · 6 replies · 325+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun May 6, 2007 9:09AM EDT | By Louis Charbonneau
    BERLIN - World powers have failed to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program despite nearly four years of diplomatic efforts and are beginning to confront the ultimate choice -- accept it or stop it at all costs. The U.N. Security Council has already passed two resolutions imposing sanctions on the Islamic republic for refusing to suspend its uranium enrichment program. The West fears Iran wants to develop fuel for atomic weapons but Iran says its nuclear ambitions are limited to peacefully generating electricity and is determined to press ahead. As a result, the six world powers dealing with Iran...
  • Navy patent reveals underwater sound weapon

    05/03/2007 7:42:11 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 22 replies · 1,353+ views
    Engadget ^ | April 30, 2007 | Donald Melanson
    The U.S. Navy certainly doesn't seem to have any shortage of unconventional weapons in development, but it looks like it still has plenty more ideas on its plate, with a recent patent revealing yet another new weapon that takes a slightly different path towards its target. While this one is unconventional, it certainly doesn't appear to be non-lethal, employing sonar to generate what the Navy describes as "acoustic remote cavitation," which can supposedly destroy torpedoes, mines, and any other "undesirable objects" in its path. What's more, the Navy says that can be done from a distance of up to one...
  • AR15 rifles move into hunting mainstream

    04/28/2007 9:38:22 AM PDT · by reginhild · 26 replies · 6,868+ views
    Free Republic original publication | April 28, 2007 | Rob Berg
    Recently we had the Jim Zumbo incident as a new fact of life in our internet connected culture. The rifle that was involved in his article was the AR15 and the opinion that got Jim laid off was that they are not hunting rifles. Jim Zumbo was testing an artillery round by the old cartoon method of hitting it on the head with a hammer. What he did not know is that the common military caliber 5.56 or .223 in AR15 had been fully adopted by varmint hunters. Additionally, in the last 6 years, multiple alternative calibers for the AR15...
  • Russia?s globally recognized military hardware shamefully pirated in Western countries

    03/22/2007 5:04:24 PM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 494+ views
    pravda.ru ^ | 22.03.2007 | Yuri Seleznyov
    Russia?s globally recognized military hardware shamefully pirated in Western countries 22.03.2007 The Russian government is concerned with the problem of pirated Russian arms made in other countries, including the new East European members of the WTO and EU. It turns out that this matter is of a concern not only for analysts and observers. For the first time this problem was publicly mentioned on the highest political level. At the meeting of the Committee on Export Control held recently in Moscow Russian First Vice-Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov put it flatly that western countries, forbidding the sales of the Russian arms...
  • Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007 (That didn't take long)

    02/20/2007 5:58:18 AM PST · by xmission · 170 replies · 21,091+ views
    House.gov ^ | 12/13/2007 | Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York
    A BILL To reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007'. SEC. 2. REINSTATEMENT FOR 10 YEARS OF REPEALED CRIMINAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES. (a) Reinstatement of Provisions Wholly Repealed- Paragraphs (30) and (31) of section 921(a), subsections (v) and (w) and Appendix A of section 922, and the last 2 sentences...
  • US military unveils heat-ray gun

    01/25/2007 12:43:49 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 33 replies · 1,654+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, January 25, 2007 | James Westhead
    The gun uses a large dish mounted on a Humvee vehicle The US military has given the first public display of what it says is a revolutionary heat-ray weapon to repel enemies or disperse hostile crowds. The gun - called Silent Guardian - projects an invisible high energy beam that produces a sudden burning feeling, but is actually harmless. The beam can be fired as far as 500m (550 yards), much further than existing non-lethal weapons like rubber bullets. The gun should be in use by the US military within three years. The prototype weapon uses a large rectangular...
  • Yes, Rudy Giuliani Is a Conservative -- And an electable one, at that.

    01/24/2007 5:53:08 PM PST · by Sunsong · 716 replies · 6,510+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter, 07 | Steven Malanga
    Not since Teddy Roosevelt took on Tammany Hall a century ago has a New York politician closely linked to urban reform looked like presidential timber. But today ex–New York mayor Rudy Giuliani sits at or near the top of virtually every poll of potential 2008 presidential candidates. Already, Giuliani’s popularity has set off a “stop Rudy” movement among cultural conservatives, who object to his three marriages and his support for abortion rights, gay unions, and curbs on gun ownership. Some social conservatives even dismiss his achievement in reviving New York before 9/11. An August story on the website Right Wing...
  • China Tests Anti-Satellite Weapon

    01/18/2007 9:43:55 PM PST · by familyop · 22 replies · 695+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 18JAN07 | Al Pessin
    Space experts have confirmed a report that China successfully tested a new anti-satellite weapon last week, firing the weapon to destroy one of its own old satellites. VOA's Al Pessin reports from the Pentagon.The report of a new Chinese space weapon first appeared in the publication Aviation Week and Space Technology. And on Tuesday the director of the private Center for Defense Information, space security expert Theresa Hitchens, said she and other specialists have been able to confirm it. "There has been some confirmation through the tracking data of the satellite that's been released by the U.S. Air Force. And...
  • Focus Iran: The Nuclear Crisis

    01/16/2007 10:09:58 AM PST · by DTAD · 3 replies · 448+ views
    After several months of prolonged negotiations, the 15 members of the UN Security Council collectively passed a resolution which limits Iran’s trade in material and technology that it could use to create a nuclear weapon. UN Resolution 1737 prohibits the sale of any materials to Iran that could be used in their "enrichment related, reprocessing or heavy water related activities". It also imposes restrictions on the movements of twenty-two people or entities involved in the nuclear program. The resolution froze the assets of 10 Iranian companies and 12 individuals related to those programs. This is arguably the first time in...
  • Watchdog: Firm nearly detonated nuke bomb (1.2 megaton bomb near Amarillo)

    12/16/2006 7:11:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 111 replies · 6,283+ views
    Arizona Daily Star | Cox News Service ^ | 12/15/06 | Jeff Nesmith
    WASHINGTON — An accident that occurred as a decades-old nuclear warhead was being dismantled at the government's Pantex facility near Amarillo, Texas, could have caused the device to detonate, a nonprofit organization charged Thursday. The Project on Government Oversight said the "near miss" event, which led the Energy Department to fine the plant's operator $110,000, was due partly to requirements that technicians at the plant work up to 72 hours per week. The Pantex plant, 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, is the country's only factory for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. The organization said it was told by unidentified...
  • US cemetery worker, 80, charged over grave-rage incident

    11/18/2006 11:40:23 AM PST · by highimpact · 19 replies · 554+ views
    Breitbart/AFP ^ | 11/18/06 | Breitbart.com
    An 80-year-old New York cemetery worker has been charged with using a rake as an offensive weapon after allegedly beating a man who caught him urinating on a relative's grave, prosecutors said. The full details of the alleged incident were unclear, but according to the New York Post, Itomor Khaimov, 28, was walking his dog in the cemetery when he spotted the 80-year-old relieving himself in a vase on his grandmother's grave. When Khaimov asked the man what he was doing, he replied: "I'm urinating. ... I'm an old man, I can't hold it," the report said. As Khaimov confronted...
  • Snoop Dogg booked on weapon charge

    11/06/2006 12:34:43 PM PST · by proud_yank · 28 replies · 793+ views
    AP via yahoo ^ | Nov 6, 2006
    SANTA ANA, Calif. - Snoop Dogg was booked Monday on one felony count of possession of a deadly weapon filed after security officers at John Wayne International Airport found a collapsible baton in his carry-on luggage. ADVERTISEMENT The 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, turned himself over to authorities at the Orange County Jail on Monday morning. He was expected to post $150,000 bail, said Susan Schroeder of the district attorney's office. If convicted, he could be sentenced to three years in prison. The Sept. 27 incident occurred as Snoop Dogg prepared to take a flight to San...
  • North Korea Reported to Have Tested Nuclear Weapons (U.S. Official Confirms N. Korean Nuclear Test)

    10/08/2006 7:43:33 PM PDT · by Ragnar Danneskjold · 617 replies · 23,905+ views
    CNBC Asia, South Korea Wire Services Reporting
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #5

    09/30/2006 10:18:39 AM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 5,021 replies · 17,934+ views
    CIA ^ | Page last updated: 07/27/2006 | National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2015
    "Global Trends 2015" Terrorism-Related Excerpts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following items are terrorism-related items from the National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts" report (December 2000). Transnational Terrorism (page 50) States with poor governance; ethnic, cultural, or religious tensions; weak economies; and porous borders will be prime breeding grounds for terrorism. In such states, domestic groups will challenge the entrenched government, and transnational networks seeking safehavens. At the same time, the trend away from state-supported political terrorism and toward more diverse, free-wheeling, transnational networks—enabled by information technology—will continue. Some of the states that actively sponsor...
  • Bandits Use Snakes in Robbery

    08/31/2006 1:34:46 PM PDT · by girlangler · 22 replies · 626+ views
    WREG TV ^ | 8/29/2006 | news report
    Bandits Use Snakes in Robbery FORREST CITY, AR - This isn't the first time Leake's Kwik Shop in Forrest City, Arkansas has ever been robbed. But it was the first time robbers used baby pythons to rob the store clerks. "We screamed and ran. I threw the stool we were sitting on and ran to the back. And she yelled if you don't get those snakes out of here, she'll call the police," says Bethany Hatcher came face to face with the pythons. Hatcher says when she and another clerk ran to the back of the store the four robbers...
  • Spread of Freedom Most Valuable Weapon Against Terrorism, Official Says

    08/18/2006 6:13:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 361+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2006 -- As during the Cold War, the spread of freedom remains America’s most valuable tool in combating the nation’s enemies, a senior Defense Department official said here yesterday. A slab of the Berlin Wall now housed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Photo by Steven Donald Smith  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “The power of freedom brought down the Berlin Wall in 1989, and it brought millions to the voting booth in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Christopher “Ryan” Henry, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, said during a...
  • HIZBOLLAH'S SECRET WEAPON

    08/07/2006 6:12:14 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies · 674+ views
    SELF | August 7.,2006 | swampsniper
    We never expected this, beware! BTW, I've emailed my resume to Reuters, counting on getting a job!
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #4.

    08/07/2006 3:43:15 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 5,043 replies · 13,859+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 02, 2006 | Walid Phares on the Mideast
    Tehran & Damascus Move to Lebanon Lebanon-born Walid Phares is a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Author of the recent book Future Jihad, he was also one of the architects of 2004’s United Nations resolution 1559, which called for the disarming of Hezbollah. NRO editor Kathryn Lopez recently talked to Phares about what’s going on in the Mideast, what happened to the Cedar Revolution, and this war we’re all in. Kathryn Jean Lopez: What is “Future Jihad”? Are we seeing it in the Mideast now? Walid Phares: “Future Jihad,” which has already begun, refers to...
  • Iran Threatens To Use 'Oil Weapon' In Nuclear Standoff (8-7-2006)

    08/06/2006 4:17:54 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-7-2006 | Simon Tisdall
    Iran threatens to use 'oil weapon' in nuclear standoff · Energy crisis would leave people 'shivering in cold'· UN deadline looms for Tehran to accept deal Simon Tisdall in Tehran Monday August 7, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Iran warned Britain and the US yesterday that the international community could face a new oil crisis if the United Nations security council imposes sanctions on Tehran over its alleged attempt to acquire a nuclear weapons-making capability. Speaking in Tehran, Ali Larijani, the country's chief nuclear negotiator and head of the supreme national security council, said Iran would be reluctant to cut its...
  • Japan's Latest Weapon Against Terror . . . A fish

    07/25/2006 6:24:11 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 666+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-25-2006 | Colin Joyce
    Japan's latest weapon against terror. . . a fish By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 25/07/2006) Japan is to use tiny fish in the battle against terrorism. Ricefish, measuring less than two inches and commonly kept as pets, react rapidly to contaminated water. The fish, which is pale orange, pushes its face close to the surface when it experiences breathing difficulties or simply dies in the manner of canaries in gas-filled mines. Whereas sophisticated and expensive filters may take up to 15 hours to detect a problem, ricefish typically react to contamination within a couple of hours. So far, they...
  • G.O.P. Senator Resisting Bush Over Detainees - RINO MEGA-HURL ALERT

    07/18/2006 2:09:29 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 55 replies · 966+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 18, 2006 | KATE ZERNIKE
    Senator Lindsey Graham often plays the contrarian, the conservative Republican willing to poke a stick in the eye of the White House. Mr. Graham advocates using the existing court-martial system as the basis for trying suspects, a position that has drawn fire from many other Republicans. Last year, against the wishes of the Bush administration, he was one of the key forces in helping pass a ban on torture. While some other Republicans argue that terrorists do not deserve legal or human rights, Mr. Graham has insisted that only a system grounded in the fundamental rights of the military code...
  • Poor Ambassador Kariyawasam (UN Gun Control Meeting)

    06/23/2006 8:36:23 AM PDT · by girlangler · 16 replies · 658+ views
    The Outdoor Wire ^ | 6/24/06 | Jim Shepherd
    Poor Ambassador Kariyawasam For four years, CF's laughed (good naturedly) at "well-meaning dunderheads" from the various groups that work ceaselessly to make certain that various lower life forms are elevated to the top of the heap on planet earth. I've also laughed (nervously) at people who continue to elect various crooks, felons and generally unemployable politicians to perpetual terms in office. It's not always been easy to laugh at the politicians' shenanigans, but the American electorate has repeatedly proven one thing: we only get as good a public servant as we elect. They don't "rise to the position" after we...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World.

    06/16/2006 2:08:19 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 4,622 replies · 13,190+ views
    the Middle East Quarterly ^ | SPRING 2006 • VOLUME XIII: NUMBER 2 | David Kennedy Houck
    The Islamist Challenge to the U.S. Constitution by David Kennedy Houck First in Europe and now in the United States, Muslim groups have petitioned to establish enclaves in which they can uphold and enforce greater compliance to Islamic law. While the U.S. Constitution enshrines the right to religious freedom and the prohibition against a state religion, when it comes to the rights of religious enclaves to impose communal rules, the dividing line is more nebulous. Can U.S. enclaves, homeowner associations, and other groups enforce Islamic law? Such questions are no longer theoretical. While Muslim organizations first established enclaves in Europe,[1]...
  • Bush says Iran has "weeks not months" to respond

    06/09/2006 9:37:29 AM PDT · by Starve The Beast · 93 replies · 3,789+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 9, 2006 | Reuters
    CAMP DAVID, Maryland (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Friday that Iran has "weeks not months" to respond to a U.S.-backed offer aimed at containing Iran's nuclear ambitions and said Tehran needs to suspend uranium enrichment. Bush said if Iran does not suspend enrichment, "there must be a consequence" and that it would be action taken in the U.N. Security Council. "We have given the Iranians a limited period of time, weeks not months," to respond to an offer for an incentives package for Iran to ensure it does not pursue nuclear weapons, said Bush.
  • Cell Phone Guns Recovered

    05/22/2006 1:28:37 PM PDT · by LuxMaker · 30 replies · 1,518+ views
    cbs5 ^ | May 19, 2006 | (CBS) NEW YORK
    (CBS) NEW YORK Police have issued an internal memo warning officers to be on the lookout for a gun designed to look like a cell phone. The weapon has four .22 caliber bullets in it. They are fired from holes in the top.
  • GlobalSpec Games Trebuchet Challenge (Sport of Engineers)

    05/09/2006 6:17:21 PM PDT · by visualops · 5 replies · 577+ views
    Globalspec ^ | 5-09-06 | Globalspec
    Remember the Trebuchet, the original siege engine?It's back and ready to put your physics muscles to the test. Custome build your "Treb" to take on three seperate challenges: Distance, Accuracy and Power. GlobalSpec Treb Challenge
  • U.S. Commander Meets With Afghan Governor; Weapon Caches Found

    04/27/2006 4:34:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 184+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2006 – A U.S. military commander met with an Afghan governor in northeastern Afghanistan April 23 to discuss coalition activities in the area, U.S. military officials said. Task Force Spartan Commander Army Col. John Nicholson met with Nangarhar province Gov. Gul Agha Sherzai at the governor's residence in Jalalabad, the province's capital to discuss topics ranging from border security and poppy eradication to regional reconstruction and economic transformation, officials said. Nicholson also had a meeting with civic leaders and mullahs April 22. The leaders shared the allies' commitment to ridding northeast Afghanistan of terrorism, officials said. "We'll...
  • Americans in Horn of Africa Using New Weapon in Terror War

    04/18/2006 6:01:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 665+ views
    AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar, April 18, 2006 – American forces are using an unconventional approach to fighting terrorism in the Horn of Africa, the senior enlisted adviser at U.S. Central Command said. "The weapon systems down there are well-drilling equipment and shovels, and building schools and hospitals, and training border patrols and counterterrorism forces," Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Curtis Brownhill said. "It's an elaborate civil affairs and security effort that is all about building capacity and confidence." Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa is a small group of servicemembers who work with governments and U.S. officials in the...
  • World Terrorism: Granny's Googles/News/History/Much Much More.

    04/01/2006 5:00:12 PM PST · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 4,995 replies · 17,421+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 3-28-06 | By Lowell Ponte
    Europe's botched civilization, perverted by socialism and lost faith, seems to have lost the will, the passion to sustain itself. If it continues to practice today's multiculturalist leftism, Europe's demographic doom will be sealed. Some harbingers: In Brussels, Belgium, the most popular name for baby boys is now Mohammad. Sustaining the population of a nation requires that on average each couple gives birth to 2.1 children. The average European couple now has fewer than 1.4 babies, compared to 3.6 babies born to the average Muslim immigrant couple in Europe. Across Western Europe 16 to 20 percent of babies are being...
  • World Terrorism : Weapons of Disruption Onging...

    01/01/2006 6:41:58 PM PST · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 4,835 replies · 20,740+ views
    http://www.fredcowie.com/presentations/index.htm ^ | Jan.1, 2006 | Frederick J. Cowie, Ph.D.
    Weapons of Disruption C 2006 Frederick J. Cowie, Ph.D. Whereas we have no masses, it certainly would be seriously challenging to deliver a "weapon of mass destruction" in the vast majority of geographical areas in the American West, as well as in many areas in the East and South. For instance, Montana is approximately the size of Germany, yet the population hovers only around a million (we have one representative in the House). There is no "metropolitan" area anywhere around, though Spokane is about three hundred miles away. Wyoming has more sheep than people. Utah has Salt Lake City and...
  • Indian Official Defends Deal With U.S.

    03/30/2006 8:13:30 PM PST · by Irreverent · 8 replies · 871+ views
    NYT ^ | AP
    Indian Official Defends Deal With U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A landmark civilian nuclear cooperation deal with the United States would not boost India's nuclear weapons arsenal, India's foreign secretary said Thursday.In often strong words, Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran attacked the criticism that has surrounded a pact critics say would weaken efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. He told an audience at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, that India's record on nuclear issues has long been one of restraint and responsibility.''India cannot be a partner and a target at the same time,'' Saran said.
  • Marines in Iraq Get 40mm Six-Shooter

    03/17/2006 8:21:19 PM PST · by Northern Alliance · 40 replies · 1,453+ views
    strategypage.com ^ | March 15, 2006 | house
    6 shot, "revolver" type 40mm grenade launchers have been around for years. But the U.S. military has never adopted them, until now. The U.S. Marine Corps has, after several months of testing, issued these weapons to troops in Iraq. The MGL-140 40mm, six shot, grenade launcher is now called the M32. This weapon is, literally, a shotgun size revolver that fires standard American 40mm grenades. Thus it has a minimum range of 30 meters, and a maximum range of 400 meters. The weapon is 32 inches long, and weighs 13.2 pounds empty, and 20.3 pounds loaded (40mm rounds weigh about...
  • JDAM continues to be warfighter's weapon of choice

    03/17/2006 3:50:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 753+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Ryan Hansen
    3/17/2006 - EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- To call yourself the Airman warfighter's weapon of choice is one thing, but it's quite another to go out and back it up. Since its debut in 1999, the Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM, has been called upon more than 15,000 times and continues to be used in the global war on terror. JDAM is a tail kit that turns an unguided dumb bomb, already in the warfighter's arsenal, into an accurate smart munition. These new smart weapons are available to the warfighter in four variants: the 2,000-pound MK-84, the...
  • U.S. military plans to make insect cyborgs

    03/14/2006 9:57:34 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 569+ views
    UPI ^ | March 13 2006 | Shaun Waterman
    Facing problems in its efforts to train insects or build robots that can mimic their flying abilities, the U.S. military now wants to develop 'insect cyborgs' that can go where its soldiers cannot. The Pentagon is seeking applications from researchers to help them develop technology that can be implanted into living insects to control their movement and transmit video or other sensory data back to their handlers. As an insect metamorphoses from a larva to an adult, the solicitation notice says, its 'body goes through a renewal process that can heal wounds and reposition internal organs around foreign objects, including...
  • Hopes fade of Iran deal with Russia

    02/21/2006 5:53:44 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 12 replies · 589+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2006 | Oleg Shchedrov
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran showed few signs on Tuesday that it was ready to strike a deal with Russia that would allay suspicions it is seeking nuclear weapons and stave off Western pressure for possible U.N. sanctions. After two days of talks in Moscow, Russian and Iranian negotiators said they planned more discussions this week on a Russian proposal to enrich uranium for Iran, seen as a way to ensure Tehran cannot divert nuclear fuel into bomb-making. But the two sides appeared far apart, with Iran's foreign minister ruling out any return to a moratorium on uranium enrichment, which Russia...
  • Russia, France Oppose Iran's Atomic Plan

    02/14/2006 10:16:46 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 19 replies · 827+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Tuesday, February 14, 2006 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has resumed small-scale enrichment of uranium, a senior nuclear negotiator said Tuesday, showing the country was determined to proceed with its atomic development despite international moves to restrict it. The world has long sought to stop Iran from enriching uranium, fearing that the process would bring it to the threshold of possessing nuclear bombs. Russia and France immediately called on Iran to halt its work and fulfill the demands of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, according to a joint statement posted on the Kremlin's Web site. On Feb. 4, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported Iran...
  • Keep Laughing

    02/04/2006 7:58:18 PM PST · by PatriotEdition · 15 replies · 526+ views
    The Patriot Edition ^ | 2/4/06 | Billy Kess
    I think Denmark might be on to something here. Seeing how the Muslim world has spiralled into this sea of almost crybaby-like protests, I also see a newly discovered psychological weapon here. One that can certainly be beneficial to the good guys in the war on terror. And all we, as people of the civilized world, need to do - is keep laughing. We have a new weapon here if we use it right. It doesn't do much physical damage, but it does a hell of a lot to the enemy's morale. Sort of like 'aid and comfort' - in...