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Dr. Martin Brass

TERRORISM SITREP

UNITED STATES SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN! Obama sends troops, but shorts McChrystal by 10,000 after dithering for three months. FLIGHTS DISRUPTED? Incidents in Atlanta and Denver lead to speculation of “dry runs” for new attacks.

A STRATEGIC QUAGMIRE AND A BLACK HOLE

We met with Lt. Col Ralph Peters, USA (Ret.), Fox news strategic analyst and New York Post columnist in Washington, D.C. for a face to face since some of his columns have been reprinted in Soldier of Fortune.

A MERC’S LAST HURRAH

The Cold War years were the days of the mercs, of their wild and lawless adventures in Africa and across the globe in the proxy war playgrounds of the superpowers. In 2004, a legendary British merc who was heavily involved in African exploits during the Cold War attempted to recapture the excitement of those years. The clever, well-educated Simon Mann had captured the imagination of adventure seekers and had amassed fortunes through his exploits.

TERRORISM SITREP

UNITED STATES LYNNE STEWART TO THE SLAMMER! Radical lawyer had passed on messages for Omar Abdel-Rahman. $500 MILLION SEIZED FROM ALAVI FOUNDATION, TERRORISM GROUP: four U.S.

TERRORISM TRIAL SPECIAL

THE NETHERLANDS INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA ETHNIC CLEANSING TRIAL of Radovan Karadzic, head of the Serbian Republika Srpska, stalled again. Charged with ordering massacres in Srebrenica that killed 8000, Karadzic, representing himself, requested a 10-month extension to study millions of pages of documents.

THE VANISHING OF THE ARCTIC SEA

The Arctic Sea, a Finnish-owned, Maltese-flagged 320-foot cargo ship manned by a Russian crew, sailed off from the Finnish port of Pietarsaari on 21 July, supposedly carrying timber worth over $1.5 million. The ship was bound for the port of Bejaia in Algeria.

 

AIMPOINT SIGHTS SET ON BAD GUYS

“Yes, this contract is of course very good and important for us. More important however, is that the warfighters out there get the equipment they need!” Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB said when we congratulated him after Aimpoint won an Army contract to supply 565,783 M68 Close Combat Optic rifle sights.

 

LASER DEVICES BEAMS IN ON ENEMY TARGETS

THE GOAL: STRIKE THE ENEMY FIRST!!

TERRORISM SITREP

UNITED STATES TO SEND OR NOT TO SEND 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan—that is the question. DUNCES OF DOOMSDAY U.S.

AMERICA’S TOUGHEST SHERIFF PART III

This is the last part in a three-part series on the colorful Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, widely known as the toughest Sheriff in America on illegal immigration. He may be and he may not be, as other counties are very active in trying to keep their neighborhoods safe and economically viable from the mess that human trafficking is making.

TERRORISM SITREP

UNITED STATES NO LONG-RANGE MISSILE DEFENSE, Obama administration declares. Officials sent to Poland and Czech Republic to pull the rug out from American allies on 70th anniversary of Soviet invasion of Poland. 1 MILLION+ PROTEST OBAMA at 9-12 March on Washington.

AMERICA'S TOUGHEST SHERIFF, PART II

In the Oct 2009 SOF issue we began a series on the adventures of the colorful Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County and his accomplishments, America’s toughest Sheriff.

 

TERRORISM SITREP

UNITED STATES CIA OPERATIVES’ COVER BLOWN! Defense attorneys for terrorists held at Gitmo showed photos taken by ACLU to their clients. POWER DRILLS AND GUNS brandished to get high-value al-Qaeda detainees to talk. Details of CIA program being released after ACLU fight.

WORLD’S TOUGHEST SHERIFF Part I

Soldier of Fortune was at full force at the May 2009 NRA Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. We met with Sheriff Joe Arpaio for two afternoons to interview America’s most controversial hard-core sheriff, and particularly to discuss his hard-core illegal immigration policy. This is a guy SOF had to meet.

KIFARU’S PATRICK SMITH’S MODERN “LONG HUNTER” TRADITION

A “Long Hunter” was an eighteenth century explorer and hunter who made expeditions into the American frontier wilderness for as much as six months at a time.”