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ANOTHER RUSSIAN INCURSION INTO UKRAINE

Tanks, Trucks, Cross Border
By SOF

At least a battalion of Russian tanks has entered into the eastern part of the Ukraine, raising concerns about the ability of the September cease-fire to hold.

RUSSIAN TANKERS IN EGYPT

Il-78 “Midas” Tankers Seen In Cairo
By SOF Editor

Egypt’s closer alignment with Russia has become stronger in recent months.

ISLAMISTS OPENLY DISCUSS SELLING WOMEN INTO SLAVERY

Islamic State, Boko Haram, Both Discuss Sales on Videos
By SOF Editor

Two Islamic terrorist groups have openly talked about selling women into sexual slavery in videos. The videos, which were revealed over the weekend by multiple media outlets, came from groups notorious for their vicious cruelty.

IS OBAMA SELLING OUT TAIWAN?

2001 Promise for Subs at Risk
By SOF Editor

The Obama Administration may be prioritizing a military exchange program with the ChiComs over a promise to help Taiwan modernize its submarine force. The decision could leave the Republic of China vulnerable to the ChiComs.

THE LOOT OF THE ISLAMIC STATE

Art Treasures, SAMs Gathered by Terrorist Group
By SOF Editor

SA-7 in use by Afghan rebels in the 1980s.
(DOD photo)

The terrorist group known as the Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) and the Levant (ISIL) has been gathering a variety of resources in a campaign of looting that has involved everything from antiques to surface-to-air missiles capable of bringing down a passenger jet.

KIM DISAPPEARANCE MYSTERY SOLVED

Surgery Sidelined Dictator
By SOF

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s mysterious disappearance that lasted from 3 September to 14 October – sparking rumors of a coup – has been solved. That is the claim coming from South Korea’s spy service.

LONE WOLF ATTACK IN BIG APPLE?

Police Officers Attacked With Hatchet
By SOF Editor

A group of NYPD officers in the borough of Queens, New York, was attacked with a hatchet by an individual yesterday afternoon. The attacker left one of the officers in critical condition, and wounded a second police officer.

DID SWEDEN HAVE A READINESS GAP?

Scandinavian Country Retired ASW Choppers in 2008
By SOF

The hunt for the mystery submarines first sighted last Friday off the coast of Sweden may have been crippled by the decision to retire the country’s force of ASW choppers. That decision, which was carried out in 2008, has now come back to bite the Swedes.

TEENAGE JIHADI GIRLS FIND TRIP CUT SHORT

Three Girls Caught Trying to Join ISIS
By SOF Editor

Three American teenagers were arrested in Germany while trying to make their way to Syria to join the Islamic State.  Two of the girls were of Somali descent, the third was of Sudanese descent.

According to a report by CBN News, the three girls, ages 15, 16, and 17, have been returned to their families and the FBI is investigating to see if they had help from Islamists to make their trip. CNN reported that the girls stole $2,000 in cash to make their trip.

A GUN-GRABBER’S DREAM

A Look at Canada’s Gun Laws
By SOF Editor

Canadian soldiers have been targeted by gunmen this week. How did these terror suspects get their guns? Facts are still emerging, but let's take a look at Canada's restrictive gun laws that are almost a dream for gun-grabbers like Michael Bloomberg – with many provisions proving to be tougher than laws passed in California, Massachusetts, and New York.

An AR-15-style rifle - a "restricted firearm" under Canadian law.

TERROR IN CANADIAN PARLIAMENT

One Soldier Killed, Shots Fired
By SOF

A Canadian soldier at the country’s National War Memorial was shot and killed, and shots have been fired inside the Canadian parliament building in the capital city, Ottawa. The shooting is being considered a terrorist attack.

"Whiskey on the Rocks, Again?" RUSSIANS ON SWEDISH ROCKS AGAIN?

Mysterious Sightings Believed to be Crippled Sub
By SOF Editor

In something reminiscent of the infamous “Whiskey on the Rocks” incident in 1981, sightings of what is believed to have been a Russian submarine have triggered a lengthy hunt by Swedish naval forces.

AFGHANS NAB HAQQANI BIGWIGS

Two Senior Leaders of Terrorist Group Captured
By SOF Editor

Afghan forces captured two “senior leaders” of the Haqqani Network, a terrorist group aligned with the Afghan Taliban, during an operation. The captures were made in Khost province, located on the border with Pakistan.

MEXICO MAKES VIGILANTES OFFICIAL

“Self-Defense” Units Merged into Rural Defense Corps
By Harold Hutchison

The Mexican government had effectively legalized a number of vigilante groups by merging them into the Rural Defense Corps. The move comes as Mexico also announced the capture of a leading figure in the Knights Templar drug cartel.

RUSSIAN CYBER-SPYING CAMPAIGN REVEALED

Used Software Hole in Windows
By Harold Hutchison

Microsoft and iSight Partners, a security firm, jointly announced that the Russian government worked with hackers known as the “Sandworm Team” to carry out a campaign of cyber-espionage that used a “hole” in the Windows operating system.