A media report coming in from overseas states that enough M16 rifles went missing from a warehouse in Kuwait this month to arm and equip and entire division of infantry. Worse, it seems the warehouse was unguarded and a huge cache of ammo went south as well.
According to the World Tribune who reported on April 9:
“The [Kuwaiti] Interior Ministry said thieves broke into a warehouse and stole a huge [...]
State Department employee Anne Smedinghoff was killed in Afghanistan last weekend. At first reports suggested the young diplomat was part of an armed convoy that was bombed, but new reports say that she was actually on foot. And that the group she was with got lost on its way to deliver books.
ABC reported earlier in the week:
Afghan security officials told ABC News that the State Department convoy had just left its headquarters [...]
The IDF opened fire at a Syrian military post on Sunday after the Syrians opened fire at IDF soldiers. The IDF used a Tamuz anti-tank guided missile at a Syrian post in the Tel Fares area in the southern Golan Heights. There were no casualties on the Israeli side. The Syrian post was destroyed and two armed Syrians were wounded.
The shooting along the frontier in the Golan Heights was one [...]
March 5, 2013
The killing of 48 Syrian soldiers in neighbouring Iraq threatens to entangle Baghdad in Syria’s civil war, a conflict in which it has sought to remain neutral.
A convoy carrying wounded Syrian soldiers was ambushed as it passed through Iraq’s western Anbar province on Monday en route to the Syrian border, where they were to be returned through “official channels,” the Iraqi defence ministry said.
Nine Iraqi guards were also [...]
Hell will rain down on Assad’s Palace
SCUD that landed near Aleppo
Officials: US to Provide Syrian Rebels With Direct Military Aid, Armored Vehicles
US vows major expansion of its support for armed militants in Syria
Syrian Shell Hits Israel in Golan
A shell fired from Syria hits the Golan as rebels, Syrian troops continue to battle near border.
Report: Nasrallah’s deputy injured in Syria blast
Lebanese newspaper quotes rebels as saying Hezbollah Deputy Chief Naim Qassem [...]
American TIME magazine reported Friday evening that Israeli warplanes struck several targets inside Syria in an alleged raid Tuesday night, including a biological weapons research center that was reportedly flattened out of concern that it might fall into the hands of Islamist extremists fighting to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The report is based on comments made by Western intelligence officials.
TIME explained that only two airstrikes had been [...]
Isreal’s red line crossed. Expect Iran to jump in.
Hagel says Pentagon ready to attack Iran.
Hillary hinted yesterday of a US attack.
Skull and Bones Kerry good to go.
Its on – major shit-hitting-fan event about to unfold.
Report: Hizbullah Already Has Syrian Chemical Weapons
A report in a Saudi newspaper quoted Syrian rebel groups as saying that Syria had already last year transferred chemical weapons to Hizbullah.
Israel has said that transfer of such weapons [...]
October 30, 2012
Sudanese state media said that a docking ceremony was staged in Port Sudan to receive the convoy led by an Iranian naval frigate and corvette warship.
Commanders of the Iranian flotilla reportedly met Sudanese navy chiefs as a gesture of “peace and friendship”.
But Israel sees the increasingly close military links between Iran and Sudan as a credible threat. It fears Iran is building missiles to supply Hizbollah and [...]
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The man who served as the no. 2 official in Saddam Hussein’s air force says Iraq moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the war by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed.
The pilots told Mr. Sada that two Iraqi Airways Boeings were converted to cargo planes by removing the seats, Mr. Sada said. Then Special Republican Guard brigades loaded [...]
“All it does is it turns more people against the US”
July 23, 2012
Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) has slammed the US policy of targeting militants in Pakistan and elsewhere with unmanned drone strikes, declaring that terrorists only benefit from such actions.
In an interview with the Pakistan Daily Times, Khan, a former high profile cricket champion, said that drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and any [...]
By Eric Schmidt and and Jared Cohen, Published: July 17
A couple of months ago we visited Juarez, Mexico, a city right across our border — yet so far away.
The scene was almost surreal: We got off the plane and were met on the tarmac by a convoy of armored cars and open-back trucks swarming with police. The officers were “policía federal.” Like the ones you hear about, they carried machine guns and [...]
May 9, 2012
A roadside blast wounded six Syrian soldiers as they escorted United Nations monitors toward the restive southern town of Dara’a.
The explosion hit a military vehicle accompanying the U.N. convoy, blasting out its windows and injuring those inside. The head of the U.N. monitoring mission, General Robert Mood, was in the group headed toward Dara’a, but neither he nor any of the observers was hurt.
One of the [...]
This video shows the shocking moment a man was hit by a car on a Russian highway.
The man was moving around beside his own vehicle on the three-lane road, when the incident happened.
His car was stationary in the central lane, behind another that it was in convoy with and the roads were relatively quiet.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2140311/This-DONT-car-highway-Man-gets-flipped-air-passing-vehicle.html#ixzz1u8b5xLIu
JALINGO, Nigeria (AP) – A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber drove into a convoy carrying a top police official in northeast Nigeria on Monday, detonating his explosives and killing at least 10 people, rescue officials said.
The attack targeted police commissioner Mamman Sule who was being driven in a convoy toward his offices, near the governor’s office in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state, said police spokesman Ibiang Mbaseki. The bomber missed injuring [...]
Now that the time has come to expect Greek March economic data, which will show an acceleration in the total financial collapse of a society which is merely used as an intermediary to bail out insolvent European banks, something that virtually everyone takes for granted, together with a third bailout package sometime in the late summer, we can focus on the more entertaining developments out of the country that has [...]
A U.S soldier was struck and killed by an armoured truck immediately after rescuing an Afghan girl who was about to be run over.
Sgt Dennis Weichel, a Rhode Island National Guardsman, was riding along as part of a convoy with his unit in Laghman Province in eastern Afghanistan when they spotted children on the road ahead.
The children were collecting empty shell casings to be recycled for money.
Weichel and the other [...]
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Wed, 26 Oct 2011, 12:05 GMT+3 - Libya
Gaddafi’s family plans to file a war crimes complaint against NATO with the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the alliance’s alleged role in his death, the family’s lawyer said.
Marcel Ceccaldi, a French lawyer who previously worked for Gaddafi’s regime and now represents his family, told AFP news agency on Wednesday that a complaint would be filed with the Hague-based ICC because NATO’s attack on the [...]
A U.S. Predator drone, along with a French fighter jet, fired on the convoy said to be carrying Muammar Qaddafi in the moments before his death, a U.S. defense official told Fox News on Thursday.
The official said the drone and French jet fired on a “large convoy” leaving Qaddafi’s hometown of Sirte. A French defense official earlier said about 80 vehicles were in the convoy — the official said the [...]
(Reuters) – U.S. officials on Thursday scrambled to check reports that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had died after being captured near his hometown of Sirte following months of civil war.
Gaddafi was wounded in the head and legs as he tried to flee in a convoy that came under attack from NATO warplanes at dawn, a senior official with Libya’s National Transitional Council told Reuters.
A senior Obama administration official said [...]
Terror mastermind and senior Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki is dead a senior U.S. official confirms.
Al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric who became a prominent figure in Al-Qaeda’s most active branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits to carry out attacks in the United States, was killed Friday in the mountains of Yemen, American and Yemeni officials said.
Yemeni security officials and [...]
Adds NTC spokesman quote on money
BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Loyalists of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi crossed into Niger late on Monday in a convoy of vehicles, carrying gold and cash, officials from Libya’s interim ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Tuesday.
“Late last night, 10 vehicles carrying gold, euros and dollars crossed from Jufra into Niger with the help of Tuaregs from the Niger tribe,” Fathis Baja, [...]
The 42-year rule of Moammar Gadhafi appeared on the verge of collapse Monday, with rebel supporters making it to the same Tripoli square where regime loyalists had congregated for month.
But in a possible indication that the fight is not over, celebrations in Tripoli’s Green Square gave way to tension Monday after rebels told CNN that they’d heard Gadhafi army forces were heading their way. CNN could not [...]
The BBC’s Orla Guerin east of Tripoli: “On the eastern front the battle is not over”
Saif al-Islam said the rebels had fallen into a “trap” in Tripoli, and that pro-Gaddafi forces had broken their backbone.
He had been widely seen as his father’s future successor. On Sunday the rebels claimed they had captured him, along with other members of his family.
Libyan rebels fighting for control of the capital [...]
ISTANBUL (AP) — Pro-Palestinian activists say a planned convoy of aid ships to the Gaza Strip will be twice as big as a similar flotilla that was raided a year ago by Israeli forces, leaving nine people dead on a Turkish boat.
Organizers say they hope to depart around the May 31 anniversary of the fatal raid, but say it could happen later than [...]
Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s office on Tuesday acknowledged signs of “cooperation and facilitation from inside” in a huge Afghan prison break in which hundreds of Taliban inmates escaped.
“The escape of all inmates through the tunnel is an indicator of cooperation and facilitation from inside the prison,” a statement from the palace said, following an initial report from the justice minister on what happened.
Some 488 prisoners, the [...]
NATO forces accidentally killed at least 15 Libya rebels and injured seven when a convoy of five cars belonging to rebel forces was hit today west of Ajdabiyah.
A plane enforcing the international no-fly zone hit the rebel vehicles, including an ambulance, between Brega and Ajdabiyah when an anti-aircraft gun was fired into the air, the BBC reported.
The accidental hit was a result of NATO forces, who [...]
In a not so surprising turn of events, adverse Libyan newsflow has picked up just as expected, with Reuters reporting that the Oil facility at Zueitina, south of Benghazi, is now damaged and oil wells are now on fire, and that a Libyan rebel convoy is now headed to Ras Lanuf according to Al Jazeera even as fighting in Tripoli picks up, although as we [...]