Tag Archive: Nato


NATO Fighters Intercept Fully Armed Russian Jets In Cold War Revival

 

 

 

 

 

” Fully armed NATO and Russian aircraft keep having encounters as the tension between both powers increase. These photos were taken yesterday by RAF Eurofighters over Baltic airspace. They intercepted four SU-27 Flanker fighters and a Tupolev Tu22 Backfire bombers, among others.

  The Typhoon aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron, were launched after four separate groups of aircraft were detected by NATO air defences in international airspace near to the Baltic States.”

 

Gizmodo has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barack Obama’s First Visit To Brussels To Cost Belgium More Than €10m

 

 

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” As Belgium’s capital and host to the EU and Nato, Brussels is used to deploying heavy security when big names pop by. But US President Barack Obama‘s visit on Tuesday will strain the city like never before with €10m ($10.4m, £8.4m) of Belgian money being spent to cover his 24 hours in the country.

   The president will arrive on Tuesday night with a 900-strong entourage, including 45 vehicles and three cargo planes. Advance security teams orchestrating every last detail have combed Brussels already, checking the sewers and the major hospitals, while American military helicopters were last week given the green light for overflights. The city hosts at least four EU summits a year, with each of these gatherings costing €500,000 in extra police, military and transport expenses. “But this time round, you can multiply that figure by 20,” said Brussels mayor, Yvan Mayeur.”

 

The Guardian has more on the cost for Brussels , but what of the cost to American taxpayers ? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russia Tightens Grip On Crimea As Markets Tumble

 

Russia tightens grip on Crimea as markets tumble

 

 

” Russia cemented its control of the flashpoint Crimean peninsula without firing a shot as markets plunged on Monday and world leaders held a series of crisis talks over the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.

  The price of oil surged on fears of an all-out conflict as Russia looked set to send troops into eastern parts of Ukraine, an area with close ties to Russia that the Kremlin has vowed to protect from “ultranationalist forces”.

  British Foreign Secretary William Hague opened talks with Ukraine’s Western-backed but untested interim leaders a day after the world’s top industrialised powers threatened to strip Russia of its coveted seat at the Group of Eight for menacing its ex-Soviet neighbour.

  Germany offered a rare glimmer of hope by announcing that Russian President Vladimir Putin had agreed in telephone talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel late Sunday to set up a contact group on Ukraine.

  Western allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation also said they wanted to send international observers to Ukraine while engaging Moscow in direct talks.”

 

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Daily Video 8.27.13

Leaked Documents: U.S. Framed Syria in Chemical Weapons Attack

 

Published on Aug 26, 2013

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” On August 21st, 2013 chemical weapons were used the Syrian conflict yet again. Western powers, the U.S. and France in particular enthusiastically didn’t hesitate for even a moment to take advantage of the tragedy, decrying it as a crime against humanity and using it as a springboard to announce their preparations for military strikes against the Syrian government. 

Make no mistake this was a crime against humanity… but the gas was NOT used by the Syrian government, it was used by the NATO backed rebels. In this video we’re going to show you definitive evidence to support this claim and we’re going explain the U.S. and NATO’s motive for committing such an atrocity. The leaked documents that we are going to be presenting are available for you to download yourself. You’ll find a in a link in the description to that download and you’ll also find links to the mainstream articles we used in our research.
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Leaked Britam Defence Syrian documents for download:http://stormcloudsgathering.com/leake…

Chemical weapons confirmed in Syrian conflict:http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/20…

U.S. helped Saddam as he was using chemical weapons on Iran:http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles…

CIA and Mossad both say the Iran hasn’t even made the decision to seek a nuclear weapon:http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy…

Iran and Syria confront US with defense pact:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005…

Iran already sending troops to Syria: http://rt.com/news/iran-troop-deploym…

The proxy war in Syria: http://www.globalresearch.ca/americas…

The U.S. funneling weapons to rebels through Qatar:http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world…

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012…

Russia opposes arming militants in Syria:
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/05…

Russia warns Syria/Iran Crisis may go nuclear:http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/0…

UK Quatar plot to frame Syria for Chemical weapons:
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/01…

The March 19th, 2013 Sarin Attack:
Israel and the U.S. blame Assad:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines…

Obama’s red line: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world…

U.N. launches their own probe:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/0…

According to the U.N. investigation the March 19th chemical weapons attack turned out to be committed by the rebels:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middl…

Russia agrees: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/0…

The August 21st, 2013 Chemical Attack:
Syrian soldiers enter rebel tunnels, find chemical agents
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/0…

Video from attack apparently shows the rockets were small and primitive:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/0…

Iran says they have proof rebels used chemical weapons:
http://news.yahoo.com/iran-says-proof…

Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists
http://rt.com/news/sarin-gas-turkey-a…

FSA says they are going to use chemical weapons from now on:http://www.israelnationalnews.com/New…

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US Bugged Offices And Spied On Internal Networks Of European Union

 

 

” The United States has bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks, according to secret documents cited in a German magazine on Saturday, the latest in a series of exposures of alleged U.S. spy programs.

Der Spiegel quoted from a September 2010 “top secret” U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) document that it said fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had taken with him, and the weekly’s journalists had seen in part.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Militants Launch Suicide Attack Near Kabul Airport

 

 

 

” It is the latest in a series of high-profile attacks against key targets in the Afghan capital as militant groups try to undermine Western efforts to hand security to local forces.

Officials said the gun battle ended some four hours after it began, leaving seven attackers dead and two civilians wounded.

Dawood Amin, Deputy Kabul police chief, said two blew themselves up with suicide vests and five were shot and killed by police.”

 

 

Published on Jun 9, 2013

” Large explosions are being heard coming from the military side of Kabul international airport, which houses a NATO headquarters. 

The explosions began about 4:30am on Monday from the direction of the military headquarters. 

Al Jazeera’s Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nostalgia Trip: 5 Classic 50s Battle Rifles

 

 

” In the 1950s cars were made out of steel, cigarettes were a food group, and men scraped the hair from their face with a straight razor. That decade where Elvis was thin and everybody liked Ike was also the golden age of the battle rifle and Guns.com is looking at five classics:

In 1953, the infant NATO military alliance adopted the US-developed 7.62×51mm T65E3 cartridge as its standard rifle round. This round was destined to replace the US .30-06 fired by the M1 Garandthe British .303 of the Commonwealth Armies, the 8mm Mauser of the West German Army and others. It brought to the table a shorter length round that still had the power of the cartridges it replaced—but with less recoil. This led to a number of so-called battle rifle designs, ending the 70-year reign of the bolt-action rifle in military service.”

 

 

 

 

Your Tax Dollars At Work: Subsidizing The Security Of Wealthy Allies

 

” It’s Tax Day, and for millions of Americans that means ponying up to the IRS. The federal government does many things these days—most of which would be more efficiently carried out at the local level, or in the private sector. But Uncle Sam also engages in a particular form of charity that many Americans overlook: spending many tens of billions of dollars to defend wealthy, developed nations.

A new Cato infographic puts it all in perspective. It shows how much American taxpayers spend to subsidize the security, and to defend the interests, of other nations that are more than capable of defending themselves.”

 

 

 

” Looked at another way, U.S. alliances constitute a massive wealth transfer from U.S. taxpayers (and their Chinese creditors) to bloated European welfare states and technologically-advanced Asian nations.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are Assault Rifles Strictly Weapons of War?

 

 

” A key narrative in the push to ban assault weapons is that they are exceptionally powerful, firing rounds with a special capacity to pierce body armor and pulverize human bodies. The AR-15 infamously used in the Sandy Hook massacre fires the same 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition as its cousin the M16. The “NATO” designation seems to validate Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and company’s fear that these are military weapons which do not belong in the hands of civilians. The language of the Second Amendment and historical context in which it was conceived fundamentally undermine this logic:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

The Bill of Rights was adopted as a precaution against tyrannical government, with the Second Amendment democratizing military force. The Framers believed that citizens should have access to the military hardware they themselves would use to defend the homeland against tyranny, foreign or domestic, as members of militias. Whether this standard applies to artillery (reasonable persons may differ), it surely includes firearms. If anything, an originalist interpretation of the Constitution privileges the right to keep and bear arms suitable for militia service.”

 

 

 

 

Afghan Policewoman Kills US Military Adviser In First ‘green on blue’ Attack By Female

 

 

 

” An Afghan policewoman has killed an American adviser at Kabul’s police headquarters today.

The killing could be the latest insider attack by a member of the Afghan security forces against their foriegn allies, and the first committed by a woman.

The attack came just hours after an Afghan policeman shot dead five of his fellow officers at a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan. “

From The Truth About Guns

 

 ” … are you concerned about ammo over-penetration during a self-defense scenario? Given the 5.56 round’s performance, I’ve always considered my AR-15 an “outside toy” and relied on my Benelli M2 (loaded with Winchester PDX1-12) for home defense duty … “

 

AR Penetration

Suicide attacks kill 13 in Afghanistan

 

 

 

“Suicide bombers struck at targets in Kabul and Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province on Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding 15 others, including three NATO soldiers, Afghan officials said.

Taliban groups took responsibility for both attacks.

In the first one, a 22-year-old woman named Fatima drove a car packed with 660 pounds (300 kilograms) of explosives into a van on a road leading to Kabul International Airport, according to Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin, a group allied with the Taliban that took responsibility for the attack.”

Always Wanted A Steyr AUG ?

Now’s Your Chance 

 

 

” The STEYR AUG/A3 NATO is the civilian Version of the world-famous STEYR AUG that accepts standard NATO magazines.

It is a gas-operated semi automatic rifle with a picatinny rail (Mil. Std. 1913 rail) which allows quick attachment of various optic devices.  

The rifle comes standard with one standard NATO 30 round magazine.”

 

Bravo

“(KABUL, Afghanistan) — It was a risky but successful operation: British and other NATO forces stormed a cave tucked in the mountains before dawn Saturday and rescued two foreign female aid workers and their two Afghan colleagues being held hostage by Taliban-linked militants “
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Thanks to The Gateway Pundit we can see that Andrew lives on , even amongst the Occupiers of Chicago .

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Australia to withdraw troops from Afghanistan earlier than expected

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