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Ever been up close and personal with a U.S. Drone? You are about to be: Amazing footage below


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

 

Capable of launching multiple warheads at the push of a button thousands of miles away  they pack devastating power, destruction and death on our enemies.

 

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Their payload can be delivered from sea, land and air.

We have all heard about them, seen them but not this up close and personal.

The footage below shows the devastation they bring to the enemy all while following strict rules of engagement.

 

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This is a photo of the Global Hawk UAV that recently returned from the war zone under its own power. (Edward’s AFB in Ca. to Iraq and back again ) – Not transported via C5 or C17.

 

Note the mission paintings on the fuselage, It’s flown over 250 missions. (And I would suppose has collected 25 air medals.)

 

That’s a long way for a remotely piloted aircraft.  Think of the technology as well as the required quality of the data link to fly it remotely from a source thousands of miles away.  Not only that, but the pilot controls it from a nice warm control panel at Edwards AFB, Ca.

 

It can stay airborne for 2 days at altitudes above 60 thousand feet.

 

The Global Hawk is controlled via satellite.  Basically, the UAV’s dive into the fight at a high Mach using full thrust power,  fire their  ADVANCED MEDIUM AIR TO AIR MISSILE SYSTEMS: (AMRAAMS), and leave.

 

No one ever sees them, and they have no radar signature.

There is no radio chatter because all the UAV controllers in the flight are tied together electronically, and can see who is targeting what, and they have AWACS aircraft
(Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems) direct input, as well as 360° situational awareness from satellites, and other sensors.

 

The enemy cannot see them, cannot hear them, they are to air superiority what the jet engine was to aviation.

 

The UAV’s can taxi out, take off, fly a mission, return, land and taxi back to their hangar on their own. They can recognize familiar landscapes, other aircraft, and ships at sea.

 

They can fly through storms, in daytime, and in total darkness. They suffer no blackouts, no pilot fatigue, no relief tubes, no ejection seats, and best of all, no dead pilots.

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UPDATE: “But, but, it goes against my belief system”


crew-2231By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

As of this date, private business still have the right to decide with whom they will do business.

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The LGBT community is far smaller than they would like us to believe.  They want politicians to believe they represent a voting block over 10% of registered voters.

Of course they turned out for Obama big timer, why not he’s widely thought to be among them.

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The gay agenda will take this all the way to the Supreme Court in an attempt to get a ruling.

This of course begs the question in the unlikely event the Supreme’s decide in favor of the gays in their proceedings just which businesses would be forced to sell what to whom.

What would be next, selling rockets, launchers, to Iran and Hamas who Obama inexplicably took off the world wide terrorist list?

This is a Pandora’s box even the most liberal amongst them will not want to open. 

At the present time, no article of the Bill of Rights makes this nonsense mandatory.

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UPDATE: America’s Foreign Policy is a Disgrace : Just the way Obama planned it


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Infidel.

There is not possible way for this to have a positive outcome on the world.

Obama and Kerry’s bumbling is a sure recipe for an all out nuclear war some time in the future.

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As further proof that those with no negotiating skills should not negotiate:
 

Iran got everything it wanted and more, the U.S. got nothing in return, with the exception of Obama’s desire for a nuclear Iran.

U.S. to Award Iran $11.9 Billion Through End of Nuke Talks, Another $490 million released on Tuesday under deal.
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Iran’s former president, the “Muslim midget, ” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, let the truth be known.

The Pentagon estimates Iran has spent $100 to $200 million per year funding Hezbollah.

He’s going to pay the Iranians how much?  Why???

Let’s hope the monies include a one way ticked on the first launch for Obama. 

Would you mind paying “Your fair share,” of taxes for this?

Let’s have lift off within the coming week.

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In this photo released by the Iranian Presidency Office, President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear facility.

The Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million in cash assets to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June, according to figures provided by the State Department.

Today’s $490 million release, the third such payment of this amount since Dec. 10, was agreed to by the Obama administration under the parameters of another extension in negotiations over Tehran’s contested nuclear program that was inked in November.

Iran will receive a total of $4.9 billion in unfrozen cash assets via 10 separate payments by the United States through June 22, when talks with Iran are scheduled to end with a final agreement aimed at curbing the country’s nuclear work, according to a State Department official.

Iran received $4.2 billion in similar payments under the 2013 interim agreement with the United States and was then given another $2.8 billion by the Obama administration last year in a bid to keep Iran committed to the talks through November, when negotiators parted ways without reaching an agreement.

Iran will have received a total of $11.9 billion in cash assets by the end of June if current releases continue on pace as scheduled.

The release of this money has drawn outrage from some Republican lawmakers who filed legislation last year to prevent the release of cash due to a lack of restrictions on how Iran can spend the money.

These cash payments by the United States have been made with no strings attached, prompting concerns that Iran could use the funds to finance its worldwide terror operations, which include the financial backing of Hamas, Hezbollah, and other rogue entities.

Senators—including Mark Kirk (R., Ill.), Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.), and John Cornyn (R., Texas)—sought last year to put a hold on the cash infusions until the White House could certify that Iran was not using the money to support terrorism.

Kirk, who is preparing to offer legislation that would tighten sanctions on Iran, said that the ongoing payments could help Iran fuel its terror empire well into the near future.

“Between November 2014 and July 2015, the interim deal’s direct forms of sanctions relief will allow Iran access to roughly $4.9 billion in frozen money,” Kirk told the Washington Free Beacon “That’s equal to what it’d cost Iran to fund Hezbollah for as much as 50 years.”

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Defense Department Keeps Losing ‘Sensitive’ Explosives Gear, Then Finding It For Sale On Ebay


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.th

This story makes one wonder if there are any living functioning beings at ebay and if so where is their policy against aiding and abetting the enemy in time of war?

I just proves once again there is no task to small for the federal government to muck up.  Yes the military has egg on its face on this one!

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TechDirt: from the Finders-v.-Keepers-comes-into-play-here,-but-with-international-ramifications dept

The Pentagon may not know where some very sensitive equipment has disappeared to, but a variety of private resellers seem to have some idea where it might be found.

A leaked US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) document obtained by The Intercept details the agency’s inability to keep track of its explosives-detecting equipment, bequeathed to it by the Defense Department’s Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO).

While it did manage to track down some of its missing equipment at various equipment resellers (the document lists a variety of URLs, including ebay.com and craigslist.org), it still has no idea how much of it is still in the military’s possession.

In all, more than 32,000 pieces of equipment were issued. Some kits are still in use, making it difficult to compile a precise inventory of what was issued and what might be missing.

The March 2014 document asks for assistance in locating missing devices to prevent them from being used against the US and its allies. It also points out that the failure to keep tabs on this equipment is mostly internal.

These investigations also determined the loss and theft of advanced technologies intended to give US military personnel tactical advantage on the battlefield was due to poor accountability controls by many of the military units who were issued the gear.

The Intercept managed to track down two eBay listings for NCIS equipment — one from December of last year and an active listing for a CNVD-T Clip-On Night Vision Device Thermal System. For only $16,599, this equipment can be yours, if you don’t mind violating international arms trading regulations.

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As is to be expected from a task force that is apparently unable to control its own inventory, JIEDDO isn’t a great steward of taxpayer funds.

JIEDDO has been heavily criticized over the years for expending large sums of money without attaining clear results. According to a 2012 report by the Government Accountability Office, JIEDDO had spent over $18 billion yet lacked an effective way to oversee its programs.

And as is so often the case when the government finds new ways to hand out military gear, those receiving the handouts seem alarmingly unconcerned with keeping close tabs on the equipment’s whereabouts.

Last year, another Pentagon-related equipment dispersal program caught heat for its lousy inventory control systems. The 1033 program, which hands out military equipment and weapons to local law enforcement agencies, is decentralized and disorganized, leading to 184 law enforcement agencies losing their access to militarization toys for misplacing everything from several assault rifles to an entire Humvee.

So, the Department of Defense may do several things well, but ensuring sensitive/powerful military gear remains in its control — rather than in the hands of enemies or eBay users — isn’t one of them.

And, of course, the NCIS has refused to comment on the leaked document and has yet to make a bid it can neither confirm nor deny on its former property.

If you’re so inclined, you can always contact the not-quite-redacted Steve Sheldon, Intelligence Specialist (NCIS Southwest Field Office) at (619) 556-1106 and inquire as to whether ~$17,000 is a fair price for a “like new” clip-on night vision scope.

 

 

 
 
 

 H/T Lorra B. Silent Soldier.
 
 More at TechDirt
 

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Saudis lead coalition of Arab states to bomb Yemen: US military rescues two Saudi pilots off Yemen coast


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Anytime there is one Arab country bombing another that has to be a good thing.  It’s about time major players in the area get involved.

It appears the Saudi’s have put together an Arab backed coalition that his bombing Yemen and doing considerable damage.

 

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Obama’s failed leadership in the Middle East has sent the Saudi’s among others to seek nuclear capability as well. 
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She can only work the political angles: Congresswoman caught on camera in the ‘worst parking job in Capitol history’


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

 

As a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Elinore Holmes Norton is perhaps the most arrogant and racist of the bunch.

 

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Her voting constituents are among the most poorly educated in the country.  They have not a clue that the perks she offers them in exchange for their votes just keep them endangered servants on Uncle Sam’s Plantation.  Of course the taxpayer foots the bill to help with here elections.  Is America a great place or what? LOL

 

  • Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton, 77, who represents by the District of Columbia, was secretly filmed on Wednesday morning as she drove her car into a spot on Capitol Hill at the wrong angle 
  • To date the clip has been watched more than 74,000 times
  • Many viewers have questioned Norton’s political ability after seeing her behind the wheel 

A congresswoman has come under fire after her bad parking was caught on camera.

Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton, 77, who represents by the District of Columbia, was secretly filmed on Wednesday morning as she drove into a spot on Capitol Hill at the wrong angle.

Instead of pushing forwards at 45-degrees, she blindly performed a perpendicular maneuver.

As a result, the back and front ends of her car were almost touching other vehicles, while her bumper also rested well over the curb.

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Carnegie Middle East Center Director Touts Al-Qaeda as Ally


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

 

Wouldn’t it be a nice gesture for all think tanks in America to have a prerequisite that their membership “Can Think?”

Where to they get these idiots?   Perhaps a warning statement:

“THIS WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY A THINK TANK WITH NO THINKING MEMBERS.”

Lina Khatib, director of the prestigious think tank wrote a piece for Carnegie describing Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, as a potential ally.

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The entire suggestion by the folks at Carnegie makes as much sense as Jodi Foster playing FBI Agent, Clarice Starling  accepting a private dinner invitation from Anthony Hopkins who played Hannibal Lecter, in the movie, “Silence of the Lambs.”

 

 

Who are these people and what side are they on?

The Clarion Project

By Elliot Friedland

Wed, March 27, 2015

 

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Fighters from Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra with the jihadi black flag, emblazoned with the shahada.

 

The director of the Carnegie Middle East Center has written an article on Carnegie’s official website portraying Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the Syrian Civil War, Jabhat al-Nusra, as a possible Western ally. She calls this “An Opportunity for the West.”

In a piece entitled ‘The Nusra Front’s Game-Changing Rise in Syria,’ the Director of the Middle East Center Lina Khatib argued that “The Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, is gaining in strength and popularity, and it could become an ally in the fight against the Islamic State.”

She opens by praising the group’s successes against the regime forces of Bashar al-Assad, before stating her case thus: “The West currently sees the Nusra Front as a threat. But Nusra’s pragmatism and ongoing evolution mean that it could become an ally in the fight against the Islamic State.”

In using the term ‘pragmatism’ she is comparing Nusra to the Islamic State, whose brutality has shocked the world. Nusra is certainly more pragmatic than ISIS. One of the reasons for the split between Nusra and the Islamic State as that Al-Qaeda Central leader Ayman al-Zawahiri felt that ISIS’s brutal tactics were excessive as they would alienate the local population.

(ISIS’s tactics are to brutal and excessive?) Come on!

Khatib posits that Nusra has become less extreme over time. She argues that Jabhat al-Nusra’s alliance with another Islamist group, Ahrar al-Sham will “have a tempering effect on the evolution of al-Qaeda’s ideology and its implementation.”

Ahrar al-Sham cannot be considered a ‘moderate’ organization that might have such a ‘tempering effect.’ It also seeks the establishment of an Islamist state and was founded by members of Al-Qaeda. Ahrar al-Sham co-founder and leader Abu Khalid al-Suri acted as a mediator between the Islamic State (then ISIS) and Jabhat al-Nusra at the behest of Al-Qaeda Central Aymen al-Zawahiri, during reconciliation negotiations between the two groups before the final split.

Zawahiri publically mourned when al-Suri died. Similar expressions of grief for deceased Ahrar al-Sham commanders have been expressed by Al-Qaeda figures on social media at other times.

Nor has Nusra disaffiliated from Al-Qaeda. Indeed, in early March the group angrily responded to rumors that they might disaffiliate. On Twitter they announced in a statement that the group “completely denies reports of a break-up with Al-Qaeda.”

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