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  • Who Is in Charge of N.Korea's Nuclear Weapons?

    12/26/2011 8:55:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/26/11
    Who Is in Charge of N.Korea's Nuclear Weapons? New North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is taking control of the renegade country's nuclear weapons, Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin told the National Assembly's Defense Committee last Tuesday. "It also seems that Kim Jong-un has the final say on nuclear weapons considering that the power is being handed over to him now," he added. Kim Jong-un is vice chairman of the Workers Party's Central Military Commission, which now commands the military. A South Korean intelligence officer said the North Korean military attaches the greatest importance to the nuclear arms, and Kim Jong-un is...
  • Iraq will be Barack Obama’s Vietnam

    12/20/2011 4:09:34 PM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-20-11 | Vince
    Iraq will become Barack Obama’s Vietnam. Not in the boogieman sense that the left has been using the Vietnam War for the last 40 years where every American use of force is the “next Vietnam” but rather in its aftermath. The Vietnam War ostensibly ended in ended in early 1973 with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. The agreement was based upon an agreement by all sides to stop hostile activities and for American troops to depart. The Americans would continue to supply the South Vietnamese military. In addition, the SVN leadership was explicitly assured that were the North...
  • [Iranian] Military To Practice Blocking Straits Of Hormuz

    12/13/2011 8:53:04 AM PST · by edpc · 35 replies
    Scotsman.com ^ | 13 December 2011 | Unknown
    A MEMBER of the Iranian parliament’s national security committee has said the military is to practise its ability to close the Gulf to shipping at the narrow Strait of Hormuz, the most important oil transit channel in the world. Parviz Sarvari told student news agency ISNA yesterday: “Soon we will hold a military manoeuvre on how to close the Strait of Hormuz. If the world wants to make the region insecure, we will make the world insecure.” Iran’s military declined to comment on the claim. Iran’s energy minister told Al-Jazeera television last month that Tehran could use oil as a...
  • Ugly divide at NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) pits Jaczko vs. fellow commissioners (OMG bad)

    12/09/2011 8:10:53 PM PST · by Danae · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-9-2011 | Darren Goode
    A war among the five commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission broke into the open Friday night when Republican Rep. Darrell Issa released a letter in which four of the commissioners said they have “grave concerns” about NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko. In the letter — which was sent to the White House in October but not made public until Friday night — the four NRC members say Jaczko, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is a bully who is “causing serious damage” to the commission with “increasingly problematic and erratic" behavior. The letter from Democratic Commissioners William...
  • Top 5 Aerial Weapons That Could Change the Future of Warfare

    12/02/2011 10:47:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/2/11 | Buck Sexton
    Here are the top five aerial weapons that one day could change the face of modern warfare. Relying on the most advanced technology in the world, these hyper-advanced projectiles may outmaneuver, outrun, and outmatch America’s foes around the globe, whenever the need arises. 1) The Mach-5 Cruise Missile If a cruise-missile at supersonic speed is a full-throttle Ford Mustang, then a missile that hits Mach 5 is a Formula 1 racer going all out. The problem is, that hypersonic Mach 5 pace — clocking in at five times the speed of sound– has yet to be reached by munitions. Until...
  • Mysterious blast rocks home of Iran nuke facility

    11/30/2011 3:43:19 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/29/11 | Yaakov Katz
    Source, target of Isfahan blast unclear; satellite image shows extensive damage to missile base blown-up Nov. 12. A mysterious explosion rocked the Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday, home to a key facility in Tehran’s nuclear program. The source and target of the explosion were unclear. Some reports claimed that it took place in a military base and others claimed it was a gas explosion. Isfahan hosts a nuclear facility involved in processing uranium which is fed to the Natanz fuel enrichment facility. Two weeks ago, on November 12, an explosion hit an Iranian military base near the town of...
  • Iran expels Britain's ambassador to Tehran calling 'death to England'

    11/27/2011 3:26:00 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/27/2011
    Iran erupted in a fresh frenzy of animosity towards its old imperial foe on Sunday as MPs chanting "death to England" voted to expel Britain's ambassador to Tehran and threatened his mission with a reprise of the 1979 hostage crisis. Dominic Chilcott, who took up the position of ambassador just a month ago, could be forced to leave the country within weeks after a motion to downgrade Iran's diplomatic ties with Britain was passed overwhelmingly by the Islamist republic's parliament. The step was taken after Britain, Canada and the United States announced fresh sanctions against Iran last week in the...
  • N. Korea: NK Running 'Backpack Bomb' Unit (backpack nuke or radiation bomb?)

    11/25/2011 5:49:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 11/25/11 | Park Jun Hyeong
    NK Running 'Backpack Bomb' Unit By Park Jun Hyeong [2011-11-25 21:22 ] â–² Google Earth image of the alleged area of North Pyongan Province The North Korean military has established a new military brigade in North Pyongan Province which apparently specializes in backpack-sized tactical nuclear weapons. The brigade, which masquerades as a logging brigade, is reportedly part of the 8th Corps of the Chosun People's Army, which has jurisdiction over the province. A South Korean source close to the North Korean military told The Daily NK on Friday, "Three new brigades have been stationed within the 8th Corps." One of...
  • Gingrich Calls for Regime Change in Iran

    11/23/2011 6:44:52 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-23-2011 | Patrick O'Connor
    WASHINGTON—Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called for replacing the leadership of Iran and said that could be accomplished within a year, adopting a more aggressive posture toward the U.S. adversary than advocated by the rest of the Republican field or by President Barack Obama. Mr. Gingrich's comments came at a televised candidates' debate Tuesday night at a moment when multiple polls showed him leading in the race for his party's nomination. The eight candidates offered sharp distinctions over a range of national-security issues, among them the proper speed of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and continued foreign aid to...
  • Exclusive: CIA Spies Caught, Fear Execution in Middle East

    11/21/2011 11:06:22 AM PST · by lbryce · 53 replies
    Good Morn ing America via Yahoo News ^ | MATTHEW COLE and BRIAN ROSS
    Video In a significant failure for the United States in the Mideast, more than a dozen spies working for the CIA in Iran and Lebanon have been caught and the U.S. government fears they will be or have been executed, according to four current and former U.S. officials with connections to the intelligence community. The spies were paid informants recruited by the CIA for two distinct espionage rings targeting Iran and the Beirut-based Hezbollah organization, considered by the U.S. to be a terror group backed by Iran. "Espionage is a risky business," a U.S. official briefed on the developments told...
  • (Ehud) Barak: Iran Will be 'Unstoppable' in One Year

    11/20/2011 2:39:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/11 | Elad Benari
    In another of several interviews he has given this past week on the Iranian issue, Defense Minister Ehud Barak is hinting that in time is running out to stop Iran from achieving nuclear capability. In an interview to CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”, which will air on Sunday and of which an advanced transcript was released on Saturday, Barak says that Iran is less than a year away from becoming unstoppable in its goal to produce a nuclear weapon. When asked by the host whether Israel is going to attack Iran, Barak says, “I don’t think that that is a subject...
  • Officials: Fake weapons parts 'ticking time bomb'

    11/17/2011 2:52:32 PM PST · by FrogMom · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11-08-11 | Donna Cassata
    It's a process of mixing authentic electronic parts with fake ones in hopes that the counterfeits will not be detected when companies test the components for multimillion-dollar missile systems, helicopters and aircraft.
  • Mexico asks US to extradite weapons suspects

    11/16/2011 5:45:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/16/11 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's attorney general says she has asked the United States to extradite six people suspected of providing guns to drug cartels. Marisela Morales tells Congress that three people are being held in Texas and three in California.
  • Grover Norquist and the Iran Lobby

    11/14/2011 5:50:19 PM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Nov 2011 | Clare M. Lopez and David Reaboi
    A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released this week shows that Iran has made considerable progress in its nuclear weapons program. This alarming move toward a deliverable nuclear capability also demonstrates the dangerous consequences of the efforts-from 2007 through at least 2010-by a group of Washington anti-Israel activists and lobbyists who went to bat for the Islamic Republic through an organization known as the Campaign for a New American Policy for Iran (CNAPI). This report is about the ways that Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) supported CNAPI activities, through support for a second organization, the...
  • The Ally From Hell (Pakistan)

    11/13/2011 2:39:57 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 2011 (print) | JEFFREY GOLDBERG and MARC AMBINDER
    SHORTLY AFTER AMERICAN NAVY SEALs raided the Pakistani city of Abbottabad in May and killed Osama bin Laden, General Ashfaq Kayani, the Pakistani chief of army staff, spoke with Khalid Kidwai, the retired lieutenant general in charge of securing Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. Kidwai, who commands a security apparatus called the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), had been expecting Kayani’s call. General Kayani, the most powerful man in a country that has only a simulacrum of civilian leadership, had been busy in the tense days that followed the bin Laden raid: he had to assure his American funders (U.S. taxpayers provide more...
  • Emergency Alert System Gets First National Test Wednesday (2pm est for 30 secs)

    11/08/2011 9:00:05 PM PST · by STARWISE · 43 replies
    YahooNews/Mashable ^ | 11-7-11 | Veena Bissram
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will run the first-ever Emergency Alert System (EAS) test for 30 seconds Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, which will be used to inform Americans in the case of a national emergency. *snip* The alert, administered in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will be used to inform Americans in the event of a national emergency, should other modes of communication be unavailable.
  • IAEA report: Iran continuously worked to produce a nuclear bomb since 2003

    11/08/2011 10:27:07 AM PST · by jhpigott · 9 replies
    A diplomatic source in the IAEA says this is 'the most damning report ever published by the IAEA and the conclusion arising from it is one: Iran is working to acquire a nuclear weapon.' Iran has been working toward building a nuclear weapon since 2003, according to a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency and obtained by Haaretz. The IAEA report says Iran is working toward building a nuclear weapon. The report, which was handed over to the 35-member states of the IAEA Board of Governors, details a series of tests, acquisition of materials, and technology which reveals...
  • Iran Threatens 'Street War' in Tel Aviv

    11/08/2011 11:00:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 11/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The head of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said on Tuesday that Iran would start a 'street war' in Tel Aviv if its nuclear program was attacked. "Israel is not big enough to launch a military strike on Iran, but if it takes such a foolish decision, the Iranian military will fight with the Zionist soldiers in Tel Aviv streets... and will force them out of the Palestinian soil," Seyed Hossein Naqavi said. Naqavi also warned, should Tehran's nuclear program be attacked, the battlefield won't be in Iran, but "the entirety of Europe and the US."...
  • Today's Questions for the President

    11/07/2011 9:45:53 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-7-11 | Peter Kirsanow
    The U.N. envoy to Libya reports that weapons depots in that country remain unguarded and large amounts of weaponry have gone missing, including thousands of shoulder-fired missiles. At least two sites contain chemical weapons and nuclear material, including approximately 7,000 drums of uranium. Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro says terrorist groups have expressed interest in obtaining the missiles, which “could pose a threat to civil aviation.” The Daily Telegraph reports that Libyan rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi has admitted that a significant number of the Libyan rebels consisted of al-Qaeda fighters, many of whom fought U.S. troops in Iraq and...
  • Sec. Napolitano Faces Tough Questions from House Judiciary Committee

    11/04/2011 3:36:39 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 2 replies
    NumbersUSA.com ^ | November 1, 2011 | Jonathan Osborne
    The House Judiciary Committee hosted a Department of Homeland Security oversight hearing last Wednesday with Secretary Janet Napolitano. As you may recall, the House Homeland Security Committee shares a certain amount of legislative jurisdiction with the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Department of Homeland Security. While the Homeland Security Committee covers border security issues, most immigration legislation is covered by the Judiciary Committee. As a result, during the authorization process, the Secretary of Homeland Security is often called to testify before two committees. It’s not a fun process for the Secretary to get grilled and asked obscure questions. I might...
  • U.S. backs away from sanctions on Iran central bank

    11/03/2011 6:18:02 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Despite weeks of tough warnings, the Obama administration has backed away from its calls to impose new and potentially crippling economic sanctions against Iran in retaliation for an alleged plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador on U.S. soil, according to diplomats and American officials. Although U.S. officials had declared that they would "hold Iran accountable" for a purported plot, they now have decided that a proposed move against Iran's central bank could disrupt international oil markets and further damage the reeling American and world economies. The softening position illustrates how concern over the weak economy has hobbled the administration when...
  • Cain on China: “They’re trying to develop nuclear capability”

    11/01/2011 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 21 replies
    The phrasing’s slightly ambiguous so it becomes a rorschach test on Cain. If you like him and trust that he has a grasp on policy, you’ll think he’s referring here to developing nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The Pentagon’s chief worry right now is China building any sort of carrier, not necessarily a nuclear one, so this would be an odd bit of specificity from Cain. But fair enough — a Chinese nuclear carrier would indeed be a big deal. If you don’t like him and/or don’t trust him on policy, you’ll think he’s referring here to China developing a general nuclear...
  • Heavy weapons lying around unsecured in Libya: HRW

    10/25/2011 2:09:16 PM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 25, 2011 | Reuters -London
    Large numbers of weapons, including surface-to-air missiles that could down commercial airliners, are still strewn around unguarded in Libya more than two months after Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in a civil war, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The New York-based group said it had seen two sites near Sirte, hometown of the late Gaddafi, containing surface-to-air missiles, tank and mortar rounds, munitions and thousands of guided and unguided aerial weapons."Surface-to-air missiles can take down civilian aircraft, and the explosive weapons can be converted easily into car bombs and IEDs (improvised explosive devices or bombs) that have killed thousands in...
  • Ahmadinejad Calls For Western Navies To Leave Gulf

    09/24/2011 5:44:24 AM PDT · by Fennie · 63 replies
    AFP ^ | September 24, 2011
    NEW YORK - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday called on NATO naval forces to withdraw from the Gulf, calling them a threat to security.
  • Ms. Napolitano, Show Us the Border

    09/12/2011 5:34:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2011 | Katie Kieffer
    Out of sight is out of mind. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano can give the impression she’s doing her job and keeping Americans safe when Americans are unaware of the dangers lurking next door. Napolitano can’t stop natural oppressors like tropical storms, hurricanes or earthquakes but she can impede the drug cartel violence on the U.S.-Mexico border. Nevertheless, Napolitano refuses to publicly acknowledge the extent of border violence from drug cartels. She also refrains from pressuring the media to cover the preventable destruction and bloodshed on the border as much as it covers natural disasters. Between 35,000 and 40,000...
  • Libya's Deadliest Weapons Not Yet Controlled

    08/23/2011 10:12:35 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2011 | unattributed
    No one can be sure who controls the Libyan government's weapons stockpiles, a stew of deadly chemicals, raw nuclear material and some 30,000 shoulder-fired rockets that officials fear could fall into terrorists' hands in the chaos of Muammar al-Qaddafi's downfall or afterward. One immediate worry, U.S. intelligence and military officials say, is that Qaddafi might use the weapons to make a last stand. But officials also face the troubling prospect that the material, which was left under Qaddafi's control by a U.S.-backed disarmament pact, could be obtained by Al Qaeda or other militants even after a rebel victory is secured....
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ weapons found at more violent crime scenes

    08/17/2011 8:46:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/17/11 | Jerry Seper
    Weapons purchased during the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives‘ controversial “Fast and Furious” undercover investigation, which included the sale to “straw buyers” of hundreds of AK-47 assault rifles, have turned up at a dozen violent crime scenes across the Southwest, the Justice Department told a Senate committee. In a letter to Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the committee’s ranking Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Justice Department confirmed that the illegally purchased weapons recently were found at the sites of at least 11 violent crimes.
  • Our Powerful Weapons

    08/05/2011 2:23:45 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 4 replies
    08-05-11 | Frank Broom
    God has provided us with some powerful weapons that He has given to use to use against the devil, sickness, and problems. The main 3 weapons He has blessed us with is The Word of God, The Name of Jesus, and The Holy Spirit. As in Hebrews 4:12 "The word of God is quick and powerful." In other words the word of God is capable of performing exactly what it says. In Isaiah 55:11 it says God's word will not return to him void, but it will accomplish that which He pleases. Notice it says it shall accomplish, it(the word...
  • Afghanistan War: Hobbyists' Toy Truck Saves 6 Soldiers' Lives

    08/04/2011 1:10:50 PM PDT · by skyman · 21 replies
    Abc News ^ | Aug. 4 2011 | Ned Potter
    Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden is on duty in Afghanistan now after tours with the Army in Iraq. He has traveled with standard-issue equipment -- weapons, helmet, uniform, boots and so forth -- plus a radio-controlled model truck his brother sent. The truck is not a toy to him. He says it just saved six soldiers' lives. "We cannot thank you enough," said Sgt. Fessenden in an email from the front that his brother Ernie, a software engineer in Rochester, Minn., shared with ABC News. The little truck was used by the troops to run ahead of them on patrols and...
  • M-1A1 Abrams To Be Sold To The Muslim Brotherhood

    07/10/2011 4:11:19 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 75 replies
    On Friday President Barack Hussein Obama informed the US Congress that he intended to sell 125 M-1A1 Abrams Tanks to the Egyptian Military. With the nation of Egypt in turmoil, and the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is poised to assume total control over Egypt, why would any sane and rational person sell tanks (or any weapon) to a nation bent on not only destroying its neighbor, but who would turn the same weapons on the US to destroy it. From the Jerusalem Post: The US signaled last week that it plans to continue business as usual when it comes...
  • Brown v. EMA casts doubt on the “weapons effect” justification for gun control

    06/28/2011 5:42:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    volokh.com ^ | 27 June, 2011 | David Kopel
    Today’s Supreme Court decision in Brown v. EMA casts doubt on one of the shibboleths of gun prohibition. Since the 1960s, some social scientists have been attempting to prove that guns cause violence. They do not make this claim in the straightforward sense that guns, as tools, can be used for malign purposes–for example, that a criminal with a gun might attempt a robbery which would he would consider too risky if he did not have a gun. Rather, the claim is that the presence of makes ordinary people more aggressive, anti-social and violent. Thus, as one study put it,...
  • M4 refurbishment

    06/26/2011 4:05:04 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 24 replies
    vanity | 06/26/2011 | vanity
    I need a little research help. I am looking for info about companies that ‘rehab’ or refurbish small weapons for the military. Most interested in rehab of Colt M4 and Bushmaster M4. Large scale projects under contracts Who’s doing it. What specs. Costs or bids per unit.
  • DIY Weapons of the Libyan Rebels (34 photos)

    06/15/2011 2:51:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/14/11
    For the past four months in Libya, rebel forces made up of civilians and army defectors have been waging battles against Muammar Qaddafi's armed forces, holding their own and sometimes advancing with the assistance of NATO air strikes. Scrambling to arm themselves against mercenaries and a professional army, rebels have been making use of everything they can -- from using captured weapons and munitions to rigging anti-aircraft guns and aircraft rocket launchers to the backs of civilian pickup trucks. Collected here are recent images of some of this weaponry used by the Libyan rebels.
  • Mexican Cartels Manufacture and Deploy 'Narco Tanks' in Ever-Escalating Drug War

    06/09/2011 4:01:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 9, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
     1" thick armor... gun turrets... built-in battering rams (!) What to do when RPG's, AR-15s, and land-mines can't kill your rivals fast enough? When the mass-graves and gory piles of severed heads don't spook 'em like they used to? How about some narco tanks, vato...? In a multi-lateral conflict that keeps getting worse as Mexican drug cartels war over control of lucrative smuggling routes, government forces have captured two jerry-rigged "tanks" in separate incidences: built on American truck chassis and protected by heavy, sloping armor and bulletproof glass, the media in Mexico has been quick to dub them the "Monsters". Although they more...
  • School Wants To Allow Bus Drivers To Search Students

    05/19/2011 10:59:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- A western Indiana school district wants to give its bus drivers the authority to search students for weapons or drugs. The Tribune-Star reported that a Vigo County School Corp. proposal would allow the drivers to search a student and the student's belongings if there is an immediate threat of harm or danger to those on the bus. Ray Azar, director of student services, said the Terre Haute-based district wants its drivers to have the authority to conduct searches in case they are on the road and must immediately respond to an emergency situation. That would include...
  • Video: Railgun Blasts an Aerodynamic Round Seven Kilometers Through A Steel Plate

    04/15/2011 1:48:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 04.15.2011 at 3:47 pm | By Paul Adams
    Older railgun projectiles tumbled through the air; this one flies with what can only be called grace. This amazing video, created by Defense Tech, shows the latest test of General Atomics' high-speed railgun. Where earlier attempts have fired ungainly missiles that tumbled end-over-end through the air like "hypersonic bricks," this one uses a sabot round, which flies straight and smoothly for a distance of seven kilometers, AFTER punching through a solid steel plate.
  • Tucson Guns Carrying on UA Campus on UA Campus Lawful

    04/12/2011 8:38:14 AM PDT · by usalady · 1 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 12, 2011 | Martha
    Arizona is among 24 other states that allows colleges and universities to make policies in regard to carrying guns on campus.
  • U.S. admits that Mexican cartels get military weaponry from Central America

    03/30/2011 3:09:16 PM PDT · by 4buttons · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 30th, 2011 | Howard Nemerov
    Why would cartels spend over $1,000–plus a background check and smuggling risks–for a decent American semi-automatic rifle, when they can buy 4-5 fully automatic AK-47s for the same price on the black market?
  • Meet the man whose photos illustrate weaponry magazines and ads

    03/28/2011 4:41:55 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 22 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Mar. 28, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    Tonight (Monday night) we’ll be talking to Oleg Volk, a professional photographer whose speciality is portraits of… weapons. Volk, a 2nd Amendment advocate, joins us on (click-->)  The Andrea Shea King Show at 9 p.m. ET.Volk is a freelance creative advertising director and advertising photographer. Most of his clients are manufacturing companies, including Ultimak, Kel-tec, Advanced Armament, Cavalry Arms, Dark Horse Arms and many others. Besides commercial work, he writes and provides images to Concealed Carry Magazine, Canadian Firearms Journal, Guns and Rods and several Harris Publications titles. In his spare time, Oleg designs pro-RKBA posters. David Codrea of Examiner.com says: “Oleg is very generous about...
  • N. Korea: Look What they Found in Libya

    03/28/2011 7:41:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/28/11
    A crate with N. Korean marking: reportedly labeled as parts for bulldozers, but has rockets inside. N. Korean AA gun(Quad)
  • Libya to give weapons to one million people: report

    03/20/2011 6:17:45 AM PDT · by library user · 109 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 20, 2011 | Staff
    (Reuters) - Libya's government has begun distributing arms to more than one million people and will complete the operation within hours, the state news agency reported on Sunday.
  • Swedish police seize musical deadly weapon

    03/18/2011 9:51:28 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 50 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 2011/03/18 | The Local/pvs
    When police raided a home in Luleå in northern Sweden last November they discovered a small arsenal of weapons, including a shot-gun built into a guitar. The police had received a tip off that the 54-year-old man was hoarding a bevy of unlicensed firearms in his house and performed a raid. "They are therapy to keep off the drink," the man told police interrogators, according to the local Norrländska Demokraten (NSD). Aside from the six more conventional weapons found in the apartment and a quantity of ammunition, police discovered that a wall-mounted guitar was not quite as it first appeared....
  • In U.S.-Libya Nuclear Deal, a Qaddafi Threat Faded Away

    02/28/2011 11:06:24 PM PST · by americanophile · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 1, 2011 | David E. Sanger
    ...Today, with father and son preparing for a siege of Tripoli, the success of a joint American-British effort to eliminate Libya’s capability to make nuclear and chemical weapons has never, in retrospect, looked more important. Senior administration officials and Pentagon planners, as they discuss sanctions and a possible no-fly zone to neutralize the Libyan air force, say that the 2003 deal removed Colonel Qaddafi’s biggest trump card: the threat of using a nuclear weapon, or even just selling nuclear material or technology, if he believed it was the only way to save his 42-year rule. While Colonel Qaddafi retains a...
  • Highland Park man charged with Taliban weapons deal

    02/19/2011 1:13:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 20, 2011 | Sue Ter Maat and Erika Slife
    A 52-year-old Highland Park father is one of two U.S. citizens charged with agreeing to sell missiles and other weapons to the Taliban for their use against American troops in Afghanistan, according to a complaint unsealed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan last week. Oded Orbach, born in Israel, was among seven men arrested in an international sting operation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Paid informants posing as Taliban representatives conspired with the men to ship narcotics through West Africa — with a portion intended for the United States — and to use the proceeds to buy weapons for protecting Taliban-owned...
  • Tampa police lodge dozens of felony counts against woman they say was Dontae Morris associate

    01/24/2011 7:45:45 AM PST · by jwparkerjr · 31 replies
    St. Pete Times ^ | 11/01/24 | Shelley Rossetter
    TAMPA — A woman whom police investigated for her relationship with Dontae Morris, a suspect in two police killings, was arrested after a traffic stop Sunday on charges including 81 felony gun counts. Alaina Nichole Riggins, 26, of Seffner was being held on $614,500 bail in a Hillsborough County jail. Among the charges, police filed one for each of the more than 70 bullets they said they found on her. An arrest report says a Tampa officer observed a gold Toyota she was driving make repeated turns without using a signal on E Clifton Street early Sunday. The officer turned...
  • Gun Control Debate Breaks Out at City Council Meeting

    01/18/2011 8:30:29 PM PST · by optiguy · 10 replies
    KTOK AM 1000 ^ | Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | Jerry Bohnen
    Gun Control Debate Breaks Out at City Council Meeting They argued over controlling assault rifles such as the AR-15 used to ambush a city police officer last summer. By Jerry Bohnen Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Oklahoma City councilman Sam Bowman made it clear at Tuesday's city council meeting where he stands on gun control. He favors it. Especially when it comes to assault rifles like the kind used last summer in an ambush that wounded city police officer Katie Lawson. Bowman's stance and applause for Police Chief Bill Citty's call for registration of assault rifles got councilman Brian Walters standing...
  • New Findings from the FBI about Cop Attackers & Their Weapons

    01/13/2011 9:20:03 PM PST · by epow · 32 replies
    Stopping Power.net ^ | date not given | Dr. Anthony Pinizzotto & others
    New findings on how offenders train with, carry and deploy the weapons they use to attack police officers have emerged in a just-published, 5-year study by the FBI. Among other things, the data reveal that most would-be cop killers: * show signs of being armed that officers miss; * have more experience using deadly force in “street combat” than their intended victims; * practice with firearms more often and shoot more accurately; * have no hesitation whatsoever about pulling the trigger. "If you hesitate," one told the study’s researchers, "you’re dead. You have the instinct or you don’t. If you...
  • ANP, ISAF Find Two Weapons Caches in Kandahar

    01/08/2011 2:00:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 8) – Combined Afghan National Police and International Security Assistance Forces found two weapons caches Jan. 5 while conducting joint clearing operations in Kandahar City. The joint operations were part of a continued effort to drive Taliban from the area and restore security in the region. Weapons seized included 12 AK-47 rifles, one rocket propelled grenade launcher, one pistol, four bulletproof vests, two rocket propelled grenade rounds, 13 hand-grenades, multiple components of bomb making materials, various munitions and multiple desert combat uniforms. “It is important when we find these caches because it defeats the Taliban’s ability to...
  • ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, Jan. 7, 2011

    01/07/2011 5:41:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 7, 2011) — Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces netted several weapons, improvised explosive device making components and drug caches during separate clearing operations in eastern and southern Afghanistan today. In Kandahar province, an Afghan National Security and ISAF patrol found a weapons and IED making components cache in Kandahar district. The cache consisted of one anti-tank mine, four AK-47s, several main charges, one rocket-propelled grenade, 16 full AK-47 magazines, six Russian hand grenades, 750 7.62 mm rounds, two tactical vests and three pressure plates. In Uruzgan and Helmand provinces, combined forces found three weapons...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Insurgents, Find Weapons

    01/07/2011 5:15:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2011 – Afghan and coalition detained several insurgents and found weapon stockpiles in recent operations throughout Afghanistan, military officials reported. In operations today, Afghan and coalition troops discovered numerous stockpiles of weapons and drugs. These operations resulted in seizure of more than 1,000 rounds of small-arms ammunition, 180 pounds of opium, 33 mortar rounds, 24 rocket-propelled grenades, 20 pounds of homemade explosives, six hand grenades, five assault rifles and assorted bomb-making materials. In operations yesterday: -- Afghan and coalition forces detained numerous suspected insurgents in Nimroz province’s Khash Rod district while searching for a Taliban leader responsible...