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JIHADI CALL TO ARMS: How the U.K. Became An Exporter of Jihadists

The murderous terrorist who stood over American journalist James Foley had a British accent.

A Commando Raid, A Dry Hole, Televised Beheadings, What Then, War?


A Commando Raid, A Dry Hole, Televised Beheadings, What Then, War?

Delta Force Commanders had been practicing for the risky raid into hostile territory in the United States for weeks. The Syrian Government, a target of the Obama Administration for several years, had to be kept in the dark. The mission: Rescue James Foley and Steven Scotloff, two free-lance journalists and any other hostages the Islam State group in Syria was holding. The target: the oil complex Raqqa and a base named Bin Laden in Syria where the hostages were reportedly held for months.

The Sexy French Dassault Super Etendard Striker Fighter Aircraft

The Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard (Étendard is French for "battle flag") is a French carrier-borne strike fighter aircraft designed by Dassault-Breguet for service with the French Navy. The aircraft is a second generation of the Étendard IVM that was launched in October 1974 . French Super Étendards have gone to war in Kosovo War, the War in Afghanistan and the military intervention in Libya.


Castro Regime Recruiting Spies, Agents of Infuence

The Cuban intelligence service is targeting American colleges – and using them to recruit spies and agents of influence. This is the conclusion of a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, Cuban intelligence agencies have been active on American college campuses, seeking to recruit intelligence assets. “Cuban intelligence services (CuIS) are known to actively target the US academic world for the purposes of recruiting agents, in order to both obtain useful information and conduct influence activities,” the report stated.


Terror Group Uses Data from Disclosure to Avoid Detection

The Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has been benefiting from data disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Other terrorist groups may be benefiting from the massive disclosures as well.

According to a report by the Washington Times, former officials in the intelligence community have reported that the terrorist groups must have studied documents released by the self-proclaimed whistleblower, who worked with journalist Glenn Greenwald.


Announce Second Carrier Will Commission

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the Royal Navy will put the second of two Queen Elizabeth-class carriers into service. The announcement came the day that a cease-fire between the Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels was signed.

HMS Queen Elizabeth
(UK Ministry of Defense photo)


UAV Strike Monday Whacked Terrorist

In a statement issued Friday afternoon, the Department of Defense confirmed that the leader of al-Shabaab was killed as the result of an air strike carried out on Labor Day by an unmanned aerial vehicle.


Rancher Claims Cartels Smuggling People From MidEast into Country

A rancher in southern Texas claims that Mexican drug cartels have taken control of the United States border and are helping people from across the world illegally enter the United States. The claim comes as reports indicate that the Islamic State is also taking interest in the border between the United States and Mexico.

According to the blog Gateway Pundit, Cuban “Rusty” Monsees, a rancher on the border with Mexico, said, “We get kids. We get adults. The cartel is bringing across, importing people from as far away as the Mediterranean. I’ve talked to agents and they picked up some characters from Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Syria… anything that you can think of these agents are having to deal with.”

A member of the group Oathkeepers, identified as Rob in the blog post cited by Gateway Pundit, reported that a number of terrorists are being apprehended on the border. Rob was quoted as saying that the captured individual were on the “United States terrorist wanted list [for acts against the United States] – not watch, but wanted list” and that CBP was “not allowed” to release information about such busts to the general public.

FLIR Scout BTS-X Pro QD100 Thermal Bi-Ocular from TNVC

FLIR’s Scout Series of Thermal Cameras gives hunters, hikers, campers, and outdoors enthusiasts the ability to see in complete darkness. The Scout Series is the first affordable, high end thermal optic available to civilians. Its highly sensitive thermal core detects heat rather than ambient light, allowing users to see through foliage, light smoke and fog. The Scout BTS-X Pro – QD100 utilizes a 320×240 resolution Vanadium Oxide Microbolometer for excellent thermal imagery and high-detail.

The BTS-X Pro QD100 is well-suited to predator and hog hunters. Like its H-Series cousin, the Scout Series runs off four rechargeable AA batteries. It can be plugged into a standard 12V car outlet, allowing for a constant full charge while riding around fields, hunting hogs. The included Hot Shoe provides a standard RCA composite video out connection for use with secondary monitors or recorders.


As Much As $49 Million Wasted in FY2012

The Department of Homeland Security blew almost $50 million on vehicles it rarely – if ever – use in fiscal year 2012. The Department reportedly drove about 60% of its vehicles less than 12,000 miles per year.

According to a report by GovExec.com, an audit by the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security revealed the under-use of a significant portion of the 56,000 vehicles the department owned. The department, which has numerous agencies, including the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Secret Service, spends a total of $534 million every year.


Army Making the M203 and M320 Deadlier

The M203 and M320 40mm grenade launchers have given American infantry some very nice firepower at the squad and fire-team level. However, the Army is now working to give those grenade launchers even more firepower through a new program.

According to an article in Army Technology Magazine, the Army is trying to develop smarter rounds for the under-rifle grenade launchers currently in service by making the grenades “smarter.” The system is being described as a complement to the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, also known as the Punisher.


Targeting India, South Asia

Al-Qaeda, which has recently been overshadowed by the Islamic State, is now trying to re-gain prominence by targeting the world’s largest democracy. The terrorist group responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center on 11 September, 2001 has opened an affiliate in the Indian subcontinent.

This Week's Badass: The Scariest Job Ever?

The Scariest Video You Have Ever Watched in the Name of Science?
Not For Those With Acrophobia Or With Hangovers

This Engineer show is NOT attached to this pole other than with his hands and feet is scaling a tower over 1700 feet. OSHA allows workers to free climb a tiny pole even with a thunderstorm brewing.

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