February 2010

Have They Found King Solomon’s Fortress?

by Daniel Russ on February 28, 2010

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Source: NatGeo “A 3,000-year-old defensive wall possibly built by King Solomon has been unearthed in Jerusalem, according to the Israeli archaeologist who led the excavation. The discovery appears to validate a Bible passage, she says. The tenth-century B.C. wall is 230 feet (70 meters) long and about 6 meters (20 feet) tall. It stands along […]

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Mossad Mania

by Daniel Russ on February 28, 2010

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“Would you be prepared to cross-dress? And kill a guest in an adjacent hotel room? If the answer to these questions is a resounding “yes”, and you can also act, enjoy luxury international travel with a twist and can carry off a convincing Irish or Australian accent, then the job could be yours. The Israeli […]

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North Korea’s Weird Traffic Cops

February 28, 2010

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The Arab Ninjas.

February 27, 2010

Today we often hear the word Fedayeen bandied about as just another face of the jihadist insurgency. The actual source of the name came from a cadre of secret assassins. Fed’i means “loyal one” and refers to a society of extreme special operations killers known as the Order of the Assassins. When the Prophet Muhammad […]

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Fight Attendants

February 26, 2010

“ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An argument between two female flight attendants forced the cancellation of an Atlanta-bound flight at an airport in upstate New York. A Pinnacle Airlines spokesman in Memphis, Joe Williams, says the spat erupted just as Delta Connection Flight 887 returned to the gate Thursday morning after a passenger became ill. Passenger Corey […]

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Get Out Of POW Camp For Free Card From Monopoly!

February 26, 2010

“An eRumor of how the British Secret Service, MI-5, developed a plan to send specially packaged versions of the popular board game “Monopoly”  by means of the International Red Cross to prisoners of war in Germany during World War II.   Agents contacted the British company who made the Monopoly game, Waddington PLC, and requested that design […]

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Contractors Suffer Too

February 26, 2010

“REDDING, Calif. — Wade Dill does not figure into the toll of war dead. An exterminator, Dill took a job in Iraq for a company contracted to do pest control on military bases. There, he found himself killing disease-carrying flies and rabid dogs, dodging mortars and huddling in bomb shelters. • ProPublica is an independent, […]

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It’s Finally Here. A Working Commercially Available Jet Pack

February 25, 2010

      In other news “The Martin Aircraft Company has created the first jetpack that will be commercially available, the Daily Mail reports. The jetpack has a height of five feet, width of five-and-a-half feet and a length of five feet, and features a dual-propeller construction that uses fans to provide lift instead of […]

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Col. Robert L Howard, Five Tours Of Vietnam, Medal Of Honor Recipient Dies At 70

February 25, 2010

“Robert L. Howard, 70, one of the Vietnam War’s most highly decorated servicemen who received the Medal of Honor for leading fellow soldiers out of an ambush and fending off more than 250 troops during a two-day siege deep in enemy territory, died Dec. 23 of pancreatic cancer at a hospice in Waco, Tex. He […]

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Camp LeJeune Whistleblower Fired

February 25, 2010

“Last April, two Marines at Camp Lejeune predicted to a psychiatrist that some Marine back from war was going to “lose it.” Concerned, the psychiatrist asked what that meant. One of the Marines responded, “One of these guys is liable to come back with a loaded weapon and open fire.” They weren’t talking about Marines […]

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Balisong Knife

February 23, 2010

Most martial arts start out of political repression. When rulers of the Phillipines decided only offiicals and soldiers could bear weapons, the Phillipinos invented a way to hide a weapon. The took a thick deer horn and cut it open lengthwise, and hinged a blade attached to the two pieces of horn on one end. […]

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The Psychological Costs Of Killing.

February 23, 2010

From NYT Opinionator SINCE the two recent NATO-led military strikes that accidentally killed dozens of Afghan civilians, I have been thinking a great deal about the psychic toll that killing takes on soldiers. In 2007, I was an Army lieutenant leading a group on a house-clearing mission in Baquba, Iraq, when I called in an […]

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Shooting At Luke AFB

February 23, 2010

“GLENDALE, Ariz. — Authorities say two men were shot by security officers after they drove a stolen car through a gate at an Air Force base outside Phoenix during a police chase. Officials say one of the men died and the other was wounded. The crash occurred at the entrance to Luke Air Force Base […]

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Endeavor Touches Down. Only Four More Shuttle Missions Left.

February 22, 2010

“The space shuttle Endeavor completed its 130th mission Sunday, landing in Cape Canaveral after a two-week trip to work on the International Space Station. The $100 billion space station, a project of 16 nations, has been under construction 220 miles from earth for 12 years. Endeavor carried the station’s final connecting hub, a second living […]

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Questions About McChrystal

February 21, 2010

From McClatchy “WASHINGTON — Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, kept a remote U.S. base in the country manned last year at the local governor’s request despite warnings from his field commanders that it should be closed because it was vulnerable and had no tactical or strategic value. McChrystal’s decision […]

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The Battle Of Manzikert, August 26th 1071. The Muslims Bring Down The Byzantines.

February 20, 2010

A Byzantine Army to 50,000 to 70,000 men under Romanus the Byzantine Empire, crossed the Bosporous. Romanus was ruling over a nation teetering on the edge of collapse. He was facing a ruthless and efficient warrior leader, Alp Arslan commanding 40,000 mounted troops and infantry in what’s now Armenia. Tension had been mounting betweem the […]

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US Navy Presidential Ceremonial Honor Guard Will Knock You On Your Ass

February 19, 2010

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Landing On Mars

February 19, 2010

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Iraq Rebranded. Iraqi Freedom Is Now New Dawn

February 19, 2010

I wish the US military would stop coming up with these Orwellian names to paste on our excursions. All marketing. Pure and simple. From ABC News Has the government fallen victim to Twilight hysteria? Parse together the titles of Twilight: New Moon and Twilight: Breaking Dawn and you have the name the Obama administration wants […]

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Beautiful Samurai Art

February 18, 2010

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