Quick New Year’s Day Edition
US releases ‘dangerous’ Iranian proxy behind the murder of US troops
The US has released the leader of an Iranian-backed Shia terror group behind the kidnapping and murder of five US soldiers in Karbala in January 2007. He was traded for British hostage Peter Moore.
58% Favor Waterboarding of Plane Terrorist To Get Information
I find that hard to believe.
Judge dismisses Blackwater shooting charges
The government’s explanations were “contradictory, unbelievable and lacking in credibility.” They used inadmissible evidence, which isn’t the same as saying the Blackwater guys did nothing wrong. But if they were so wrong, why wasn’t it real easy to prosecute them?
After 2-plus decades, Navy destroyer breaks record
Arleigh Burke-class destroyers have been in production for 22 years, longer than any other USN surface combatant ever.
Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid
Currently a 1-in-250,000 chance of hitting Earth. Adjusting its orbit will alter those odds. Not necessarily for the better.
Why Did the Bush Administration Send Hardcore Terrorists Back to Al-Qaida?
At least eleven former Saudi Gitmo prisoners who were sent back home by the Bush administration between 2003-2007 have promptly rejoined Al-Qaida in Yemen — including individuals who made no secret of their intentions upon being released.
Phone points illegal border crossers to water
The designers want to load inexpensive phones with GPS software that takes signals from satellite, independent of phone networks. Pressing a menu button displays water stations, with the distance to each. Murdoc says hack the phones and re-route them back south.
Is China Winning the Global War on Terror?
Investing $3.4 billion in a copper mine southeast of Kabul and winning rights to develop Iraqi oil fields.
1965 Indo-Pak War
Background and lots of images of captured/destroyed Pak tanks.
Somali Pirates: 2009 A Record Year
More than 45 ships seized last year.
200 Million Rounds
Lots of ammo for Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE).