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  • Nonexistent War on Cops and the Myth of the Epidemic of Unarmed Black Men Being Gunned Down by Cops

    05/15/2018 2:32:31 PM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    In March, Sacramento police officers shot and killed 22-year old Stephon Clark who was holding nothing other than a cell phone. The cops thought he had a gun and he was running through the neighborhood smashing car windows and breaking sliding glass doors and he was high on a number of drugs. The protests afterward shut down a freeway and city streets, barred Sacramento Kings fans from entering the arena, and resulted in smashed car windows and other vandalism. In July 2016, Michah Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of cops in Dallas, killing five and injuring nine. Johnson...
  • GAZA NIGHTMARE: IDF Warns That Upwards Of 250,000 Palestinian Rioters To Crash Border Fence

    05/13/2018 4:37:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 95 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 13 May 18 | Geoffrey Grider
    GAZA NIGHTMARE: IDF Warns That Upwards Of 250,000 Palestinian Rioters To Crash Border Fence On Monday May 14th To “Massacre Israelis’ On Monday May 14th, the Hamas terrorist organization plans to send armed terrorists, among 250,000 violent rioters to swarm and breach Israel’s border with Gaza and enter Israeli communities,” warned the English language video. “Hamas plans to carry out a massacre in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces will not let them.” Additional soldiers have also been deployed to provide extra security to Israeli communities near the Gaza border. The protests are now set for Monday, to coincide with the...
  • A Marine explains which state would win if the US declared war on itself

    05/13/2018 4:04:06 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 157 replies
    business insider ^ | Jul. 27, 2015, 11:15 PM | Jon Davis, Quora
    We recently came across the following question on Quora: "If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?" We've published the full answer from Quora user Jon Davis, a Marine veteran who is now a writer and blogger on military, veterans, and Middle Eastern affairs. In Oct. 2014, Davis' answer was optioned by a Hollywood producer for a potential television series. These are the accounts of the Second American Civil War, also known as the Wars of Reunification and the American Warring States Period.
  • Air Superiority Under 2000 Feet: Lessons from Waging Drone Warfare Against ISIL

    05/12/2018 6:35:46 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 19 replies
    War On The Rocks ^ | May 11, 2018 | Pablo Chovil
    During my time in Mosul as a member of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division, a remarkably accessible and affordable device arrived on the battlefield. As my battalion helped Iraqi forces retake the city, we encountered some of the first small drones employed in modern conflict... Two events abruptly altered the way Iraq’s most elite ground unit perceived these devices. The first was after the Counter-Terrorism Service escorted advisors from the 82nd Airborne Division to a meeting with an Iraqi Army unit in Mosul proper. During the return to their outpost, the convoy spotted an unidentified...
  • Antony Beevor says Arnhem was a military disaster doomed from the start to be mission [tr]

    05/11/2018 5:30:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daiky Mail ^ | May 11, 2018 | Tony Rennell
    Every time a paratrooper in Britain’s airborne regiments goes to the stores to pick up his parachute as a prelude to going into action, it’s handed over with the same old corny gallows-humour banter — ‘Bring it back if it doesn’t work and we’ll exchange it.’ You could apply the same logic to the Parachute Regiment’s most famous World War II mission: the abortive attempt to capture from the Germans the bridge over the Rhine at the town of Arnhem in the north-east of the Netherlands in the autumn of 1944. It spectacularly did not work — and, once it...
  • Will the US Get Sucked Into Israel-Iran Incoming War?

    05/10/2018 1:28:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 135 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    There’s a major war brewing in the Middle East between Iran and Israel. It is now getting nasty and ugly, and for the first time, Iranian rockets hit Israel mainland targets. After President Trump decided to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal, within hours of his decision, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, fearing a massive buildup of Iranian forces that have been taking place in Syria over the last several months, began to “retaliate” (read attack them on sovereign Syrian territory) via massive missile and air-strikes, pounding positions held by Iranian soldiers (Iran has a mutual defense treaty with...
  • Damascus Bombed – Dreaded War Has Begun – Worse Than Hell.

    05/10/2018 5:40:01 AM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    The beautiful oasis of Damascus is no more. The bombing has begun, and it will no doubt continue. This is the destiny humanity has created in their need for dominance over one another. The beauty of God’s creation is destroyed, and hell on earth flourishes for all Earth’s creatures. Man seems to need that type of environment, as war is an age-old practice of unimaginable cruelties. Those destructive practices have gone on unabated for too long, and I believe mankind is looking at a juncture in history that will prove to spell the end of this age. Israel and Iran...
  • Warships pay respect over Islay war dead site

    05/04/2018 1:47:57 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 May 2018 | bbc
    Warships from Britain, America, France and Germany have gathered over the wreck of a World War One troopship to pay respect to the 700 men who died in two disasters off Islay. More than 200 US soldiers died when the Tuscania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Islay in February in 1918. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43988158
  • Amir tells more on document discovery in Iran; update on Middle East & Europe

    05/03/2018 1:12:30 PM PDT · by firebrand · 23 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | May 3, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    There is more to the document discovery that we have not yet heard. Netanyahu has discussed with Trump. Israel is not looking for a war but will continue to destroy threats to Israel that Iran is setting up in Syria. Macron has a plan that will interest readers of prophecy.
  • Israeli MPs give Netanyahu power to wage war without cabinet vote

    05/01/2018 2:19:08 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Tuesday 1 May 2018 09:21 UTC | MEE Staff
    The Israeli parliament late on Monday granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greater authority to take his country to war, at a time when tensions between Israel and Iran are reaching new heights. Netanyahu can now declare war with only the approval of the defence minister, currently hardliner Avigdor Lieberman, in "extreme situations", according to Israeli daily Haaretz. Previously the prime minister would need the approval of the entire Israeli cabinet in order to declare war. The news of the Israeli parliament’s decision emerged following a 20-minute presentation in which Netanyahu accused Iran of continuing to pursue its nuclear weapons programme...
  • ‘You’re a GENIUS, kid’! David Hogg forgot to check himself before he WRECKED himself (again)

    05/01/2018 5:23:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 30, 2018 | Sarah D.
    These are trying times we live in. How fortunate we are to have someone like David Hogg to drop a little wisdom on us when we need it most: David Hogg ✔ @davidhogg111 Throughout history violence and war only creates more of itself for example WWI->WWII->Cold War ->Korean War->Vietnam and up to today. While nonviolent moments like Gandhi’s, the suffrage movement or Civil Rights movement lead to peace and long lasting change. Ours will too.
  • Is Israel-Iran clash imminent?

    04/30/2018 8:54:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | April 23, 2018 | Ben Caspit
    Senior members of the Israeli security establishment are predicting that the month of May will be one of the most volatile periods in the current era. Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Yadlin, the former head of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Military Intelligence Directorate, said in an interview published April 22, “I have not seen a May this dangerous since May 1967.”Of particular note, two of the five military fronts concerning Israel have rapidly escalated in recent months. In the campaign against Iran being waged in Syria, the two sides have inched closer to an unprecedented tipping point. The situation in...
  • Saudi Arabia, US share ‘identical views’ on regional issues - Saudi FM

    04/29/2018 5:12:21 PM PDT · by nwrep · 23 replies
    Arab News ^ | April 28, 2018
    Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir stressed the deep and strategic relations between the Kingdom and the United States and the shared mutual interests in several fields, particularly security, military, commercial, social, and educational fields. Al-Jubeir was speaking at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh, stressing that the bilateral meetings that were held within the framework of his visit to the Middle East, were positive, constructive, and fruitful. The Saudi Foreign Minister said the meetings highlighted the two sides “identical viewpoints” regarding several issues and the desire to intensify mutual efforts...
  • Book Review: The Red Chief by Ion Idriess, 1953

    04/27/2018 11:07:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
     THE RED CHIEF AS TOLD BY THE LAST OF HIS TRIBE by Ion L. Idriess,  ANGUS AND ROBERTSON SYDNEY - LONDON, 1953 226 pages. The Red Chief by Ion L. Idriess is about a legendary Australian aboriginal chief that lived from about 1650 to 1745, long before any European presence. His life and times were passed down in oral history, from what may have been the last full blood of his tribe, to Senior Sargent John P. Ewing, mentioned in Gunneday in 1886.  (1829-1911) The recounting of the stories about Cumbo Gunnerah were conscientiously written down from about a...
  • Kim Jong Un agrees to end war, agrees to denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

    04/27/2018 4:38:20 AM PDT · by deks · 232 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 27, 2018 | Mac William Bishop, Stella Kim and Alastair Jamieson
    The leaders of North and South Korea signed a historic declaration Friday pledging "no more war" and a common goal of "complete denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. The countries, which technically remain in a state of war, heralded the deal as part of "a new era of peace" after a historic summit. North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in also vowed to "cease all hostile acts" and to "transform the Demilitarized Zone into a peace zone." The two leaders embraced, and Moon said he would visit Pyongyang in the fall.
  • US bolsters existing military presence in Syria, suggesting indefinite stay

    04/26/2018 7:28:04 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 7 replies
    The National ^ | April 26, 2018 | David Enders
    "The SDF and YPG control about a quarter of Syria, while Turkey backs a rival Syrian militia known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) that has recently taken over much of the Syrian side of the Syrian-Turkish border. That campaign has been accompanied by widespread reports that the FSA forcibly displaced large numbers of Kurds, and in some cases is already repopulating towns and villages with Arabs from other parts of the country. “The American presence aims at deterring any attack on the area and preventing clashes between FSA and SDF,” said Mr Al Ahmed. ... “The stabilisation effort is...
  • Israel May Strike Russian Systems In Syria After Threats Of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’

    04/25/2018 10:02:08 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-25-2018 | Mac Slavo
    As we seem to be inching ever closer to World War 3, heated rhetoric and threats between nations are becoming everyday occurrences. Israel has threatened to strike Russian systems in Syria after it was threatened with “catastrophic consequences” if it does. Russia will send advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Bashar al-Assad, officials said Monday, warning Israel not to attack the new air defense systems or suffer “catastrophic consequences.” But Israel, in turn, threatened to strike those very systems anyway. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that Israel may strike the Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft defense systems in Syria if they are...
  • 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...