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  • WINTER IS COMING

    04/18/2018 9:46:14 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 20 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 4/18/2018 | The Burning Platform
    “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones “Reflect on what happens when a terrible winter blizzard strikes. You hear the weather warning but probably fail to act on it. The sky darkens. Then the storm hits with full fury, and the air is a howling whiteness. One by one, your links to the machine age break down. Electricity flickers out, cutting off the TV. Batteries fade, cutting off the radio. Phones go dead. Roads become impassible, and cars get stuck. Food supplies dwindle. Day to day vestiges of modern civilization –...
  • Team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovers wreck of USS Helena that was sunk by [tr]

    04/18/2018 10:06:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2018 | Staff
    Microsoft co-founder's mission to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific has chalked up another victory with the discovery of the USS Helena nearly 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands. Paul Allen's team searches for the ships to 'bring the history back into a relevant conversation,' said Janet Greenlee, a spokeswoman for Allen's Vulcan Inc. 'He wants to honor those that have served and are serving.' The wreckage of the Helena was found on March 23, about a half mile below the surface of the New Georgia Sound. The team...
  • Trump: Prisoner of the War Party?

    04/17/2018 8:18:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    "Ten days ago, President Trump was saying 'the United States should withdraw from Syria.' We convinced him it was necessary to stay." Thus boasted French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday, adding, "We convinced him it was necessary to stay for the long term." Is the U.S. indeed in the Syrian civil war "for the long term"? If so, who made that fateful decision for this republic? U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed Sunday there would be no drawdown of the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, until three objectives were reached. We must fully defeat ISIS, ensure chemical weapons would not again...
  • Koreas expected to announce end of 68-year war

    04/17/2018 5:43:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/17/2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    North and South Korea are discussing plans to make a stunning announcement at their leaders’ summit next week – a permanent end to the 68-year state of war between the two, according to reports. North strongman Kim Jong Un and South President Moon Jae-in may release a joint statement saying they will seek to end military conflict, an unidentified Seoul official told the Munhwa Ilbo newspaper, Bloomberg reported. The two men are scheduled to meet April 27 in the border village of Panmunjon – the third-ever summit of leaders from the two Koreas. Pyongyang and Seoul have technically been at...
  • AI And War – Connection To Syria Strike – Third Revolution In Warfare – UN Debates Regulation.

    04/16/2018 12:55:23 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I have been researching Artificial Intelligence or AI since the United States, France, and Britain joined forces to strike Syria. Throughout the whole ‘shock and awe’ I kept thinking about AI, so I knew this incident was connected. When I cannot get a certain topic off my mind, I delve deeply into it. Thus, I have found this, and I am not shocked – just validated. Countries are spending billions on ‘third revolution in warfare’ as UN debates regulation of AI-powered weapons. I put the UN down, but in this case, thank God for it. This article was published April...
  • EISENHOWER'S FAREWELL ADDRESS ECHOS JEFFERSON'S WARNING

    04/16/2018 11:00:10 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 16 replies
    Self ^ | 4/16/2018 | Dick Bachert
    (What follows is from Eisenhower's 1961 Farewell Address -Wikipedia) Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense. We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security alone more than the net income of all United States corporations. Now this conjunction of...
  • Déjà Vu - All Over Again The Vietnam Syndrome in Syria

    04/14/2018 9:59:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Joel Goodman
    In contemplating bombing Syria, we are looking at a limited military action and the possibility of a considered accidental all-out war with Russia – or as we are prone to say, World War Three. Even as we initially ponder bombing a Russian client state, we are once again considering limitations on military strategy. As a consequence of a political choice not to bomb Russian assets and Russian personnel, we would unnecessarily be putting American lives in danger. These considerations are eerily similar to those that the U.S. government imposed during the Vietnam conflict, which led to a protracted politically managed...
  • How The 1960s Made Everything Worse

    04/13/2018 9:10:11 PM PDT · by vannrox · 131 replies
    FFF ^ | Richard Ebling
    Fifty years separate us, now, from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then soon to ending failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America’s supposed domestic ills in the form of the “Great Society” programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these “wars” reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image. The Vietnam War still leaves a searing memory of a military conflict ten thousand miles away from...
  • US Nuclear 'Doomsday Plane' Goes AIRBORNE Amid Fears Of WAR With Russia

    04/13/2018 5:52:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 04/12/18 | Henry Holloway
    US forces have deployed the “Doomsday Plane” amid fears of war with Russia as tensions look ready to snap over Syria. Just after US President Donald Trump told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to “get ready” for a missile strike the feared aircraft took to the sky. US forces put a Boeing E-4B Nightwatch plane into the air from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Indiana. The Nightwatch – also known as the Doomsday Plane – is an airborne nuclear war command centre. It would allow the US to maintain a chain of command in the event of a major war and...
  • Exclusive– Sarah Palin on Syria: Why Should We ‘Sacrifice Even One of Our Sons or Daughters?’

    04/12/2018 6:19:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 59 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 11 Apr 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    “Why in the world we would be willing to sacrifice even one of our sons or daughters who will be sent over [to Syria]?” asked Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour for Breitbart News Tonight. “It really makes me nervous that there seems to be some enthusiasm for the U.S. to interject ourselves again in a foreign country’s battles when no one has articulated yet what our interest is there,” Palin said. “We should have learned our lesson with Iraq and Afghanistan. I look at it as the blood, the sweat, the...
  • Russia Prepares For Nuclear War With US

    04/11/2018 3:28:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 226 replies
    Newsw via MSN ^ | 04/11/18 | Cristina Maza
    Russian state-owned television is urging the country’s residents to stock their bunkers with water and basic foodstuffs because Moscow could go to war with Washington. Warning that the potential conflict between the two superpowers would be “catastrophic,” an anchor for Russia’s Vesti 24 showed off shelves of food, recommending that people buy salt, oatmeal and other products that can last a long time on the shelves. Powdered milk lasts five years while sugar and rice can last up to eight years, the newscaster explained before showing videos of pasta cooking in a bomb shelter. The channel's newscasters also displayed charts...
  • Book Review: War Before Civilization

    04/09/2018 11:35:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    War Before Civilization; The Myth of the Peaceful Savage by Lawrence H. Keeley, 1996, Oxford University Press, paperback edition, 1997, 245 pages. War Before Civilization is one of those works that cause observers of the human condition to have an "Aha!" moment. I first read the book over a decade ago. I have recommended it to many, including my friend, Curtis Eykamp of Medway, Quirindi NSW, Australia. He ordered a copy, and while I was helping take care of his 100 year old father, Roy, I had the happy occasion to entertain Roy by reading to him. War Before...
  • Q Anon: (4/4/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/04/2018 5:34:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3,045 replies
    qanon.pub ^ | 4/4/2018 | Vanity, FReepers
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • N Korea Looks To Be Preparing A Launch That Could Torpedo Talks And Bring A Full On War With The US

    04/03/2018 10:05:18 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI ^ | 4-3-2018 | Alex Lockie
    Despite a visible and encouraging thaw in relations between North and South Korea, Pyongyang appears to be readying a move that could torpedo upcoming talks with the US, and potentially bring about an all-out war. The launch in question isn't a missile launch, which has often stoked tensions before, but a satellite launch, and it demonstrates how fraught talks between the US and North Korea have become. Time and time again, the US and North Korea have entered into talks with the goal of denuclearization, but more often than not, North Korea blows up the deal by launching a satellite...
  • Pope Francis: Christians Should Feel Shame for Global Strife (Not Muslims. Christians.)

    04/02/2018 10:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/02/2018 | Robert Spencer
    Never missing an opportunity to confuse, disappoint, and demoralize the Catholic faithful, Pope Francis, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune, said on Good Friday that “Christians ought to express shame for the actions of those who are leaving future generations a world ‘fractured by divisions and wars.’” Speaking to Jesus, the Pope said that “our gaze upon you is full of shame, repentance and hope. Before your supreme love, shame pervades us for having left you alone to suffer for our sins … shame for having chosen Barabbas and not you, power and not you, appearance and not...
  • Claim: Israeli F-35 Stealth Fighters Violate Iranian Airspace Sparking Fears of Imminent War

    03/30/2018 6:27:52 AM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    When everything else fails, they take us to war! As Gerald Celente used to say, it’s first financial calamity (monetary wars, trade wars) and then world war. As per a Thursday article from Jerusalem Post, Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets entered Iranian airspace undetected over the past month. J-post quotes Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, which claims that according to its sources, the US made F-35 Adir stealth fighters flew over Syria, then Iraq (they conducted military operations) prior to entering Iran’s airspace. What’s most worrying is that the Israeli fighters actually targeted (whatever that means) locations in Abbas, Esfahan and Shiraz,...
  • Microsoft founder discovers wreckage of US military ship sunk in WWII killing 687 [tr]

    03/20/2018 7:12:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2018 | Sara Malm
    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced that the wreckage of a military ship on which five brothers died in World War II has been discovered in the South Pacific. The sunken USS Juneau was found on Saturday, off the coast of the Solomon Islands, by an expedition led by Allen. The ship was hit by Japanese torpedoes during the Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942, killing 687 men, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa.
  • Has $55MILLION of gold lost during the Battle of Gettysburg finally been discovered? [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:25:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    Has $55million worth of lost gold from the Civil War era been found in central Pennsylvania? That's what locals seem to believe after FBI agents, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and treasure hunters Dennis and Kem Parada were seen digging around a remote area in Benezette Township, called Dents Run. Dennis and his son Kem, the owners of the treasure hunting organization Finders Keepers, have claimed for years that 52 gold bars were buried under a fire pit at Dents Run more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • 10 Greatest Military Operation Names

    03/16/2018 5:35:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Military.com ^ | March 15, 2018 | James Barber
    "7 Days in Entebbe" (now in theaters) tells the story of Operation Thunderbolt, the daring 1976 rescue of 94 Israeli passengers and 12 crew members from an Air France grounded in Uganda after a hijacking by German PLO sympathizers. Inspired by the movie, we've got a list of the ten greatest operation names in military history. The Entebbe raid was an enormous story back in 1976, so big that is wasn't totally overshadowed by the fact that the raid took place on the American Bicentennial on July 4, 1976. The popular fascination with the successful raid inspired two better-than-average, all-star...
  • 'Homer can help you': War veterans use ancient epics to cope

    03/14/2018 7:26:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    Associated Press via Stars and Stripes ^ | Published: March 14, 2018 | By WILSON RING
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — The trials of Odysseus are really not that different from the struggles of those learning to readjust after wars of today, modern veterans are finding. A small group of military veterans has been meeting weekly in a classroom at the University of Vermont to discuss "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" for college credit — and to give meaning to their own experiences, equating the close-order discipline of men who fought with spears, swords and shields to that of men and women who do battle these days with laser-guided munitions. Homer isn't just for student veterans. Discussion groups...