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B-52 Tail-gunner Recalls MiG Downing

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., Dec. 27, 2010 – If the landmarks here could speak, the B-52 Stratofortress bomber sitting near the academy’s north gate would have quite a Vietnam War story to tell.

The crew of the “Diamond Lil,” a B-52D, tail number 55-083, took off from Utapao Royal Thai Naval Airfield on Christmas Eve in 1972. The crew’s mission was to bomb the North Vietnamese railroad yards at Thai Nguyen as part of Operation Linebacker II, which took place Dec. 18 to 29, 1972.

At Least 159 Inmates Escape from Mexican Prison

Mexican prison officials say that at least 159 inmates have escaped from a prison in Nuevo Laredo, a northeastern town near the U.S. border.

Officials say the inmates escaped early Friday through the main entrance. One police source said the method of escape points to complicity of prison guards. Reports say local, state and federal authorities are searching for the escapees.

What Happened Near Nogales?

Agents in Nogales are talking, off the record, about what really happened in Peck Canyon the night of the firefight between armed Mexican cartel members and the BORTAC team. The brass in Nogales, Tucson, and DC is very worried about the facts getting out to the public and have issued a gag order on all agents. They are threatening agents that they will be fired if they are caught talking about the facts of Terry's murder.

A lot of tips are coming in from agents now through back-channels. They want the truth about Terry's murder to be known.

Karen National Union Statement

Fourteenth KNU Congress, 3rd CSC Meeting Statement

December 21, 2010
General meeting of the 3rd Central Standing Committee (CSC) of the 14th KNU Congress was successfully held from December 14 to 19, 2010. Twenty three CSC members, 10 candidate members and one specially invited member attended the meeting, reviewed the political, military and social problems the KNU had to face and laid down future work programs.

Congress to read the Constitution - GOA still pushing petition

Gun Owners of America asked Americans to get behind our effort to push Congress to read the Constitution on the floor of the House and Senate.

House Speaker Designate John Boehner announced that the clerk of the House of Representatives will read the Constitution aloud at the start of the new Congress.

South Korea Conducts Additional Military Drills

South Korea is carrying out more military exercises on land and sea this week. While officials call the training routine it could raise already high tensions with North Korea.

South Korea's navy Wednesday began a three-day exercise in waters off the country's east coast, about 100 kilometers south of the maritime border.

The chief military research fellow at South Korea's Institute for Defense Analyses, Park Chang-kwon, says the drill demonstrates a readiness posture to the South Korean public, as well to North Korea's military leadership.

4 Kenyan Lawmakers Suspected of Drug Trafficking

A top security official in Kenya says four members of parliament are suspected of drug trafficking.

Internal Security Minister George Saitoti named the suspects during a parliament session on Wednesday. The suspects are lawmakers Hassan Joho, William Kabogo, Gideon Mbuvi and Harun Mwau.

The minister said police are investigating the four lawmakers as part of a drug probe that began earlier this month. He said a businessman, Ali Punjani, also is being investigated.

The investigation began after the U.S. Embassy forwarded a list of suspects to Kenya's anti-corruption agency.

Bean bag bullets vs AK-47s...AZ policy??

Dear Fellow Former and Present Agents

Please allow me to interject a bit of perspective on this subject in hopes of clarifying the situation.

Violent crime down, concealed carry up in WA

Violent crime stays down as more Washingtonians are packing

Violent crime continued to decline in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue during the first half of 2010, according to crime data released Monday by the FBI, yet gun ownership and the number of people licensed to carry in the Evergreen State continues to rise.


Article by Dave Workman