Since the bombing campaign against ISIS began on September 23rd, the US has launched about 450 sorties. By contrast, Operation Desert Storm kicked off with more than 1,000 sorties the first day. Obama's ISIS strategy is a joke, much like his "coalition." The Iraqi army is in shambles. If Iraqi soldiers didn't drop their weapons and run from a much smaller ISIS force, they turned around and joined them. Qatar won't commit troops to fight ISIS, nor will Jordan, Saudi Arabia, or the Gulf Emirate states. They have, in fact, been ISIS' largest supporters, having given millions of dollars and tons of weaponry to the terrorist army in hopes that they would help overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Oops. Turkey won't fight ISIS unless ISIS is dumb enough to enter Turkey. The Turks have had tanks on a hill outside of the Syrian border city of Kobani for weeks, watching as a humanitarian crisis brewed, watching as Syrian Kurds were slaughtered. They even helped ISIS out a bit by striking Kurds on the Turkish side of the border. We can't count on Turkey. Every military talking head that can get in front of a microphone and a camera is telling the American public that the fight against ISIS can not be won without "boots on the ground." This is a well known military fact, something which is apparently lost on the US Commander-in-Chief. Or is it? Last year Obama was stymied when he tried to get American troops into Syria by claiming the Syrian government had used chemical weapons on civilians, the same lie that he used against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadaffi a year earlier. But this time he failed. As determined by UN investigator Carla Del Ponte', Obama's "Red Line" was crossed not by Assad, but by the "moderate Syrian rebels" Obama and members of Congress had been supporting. The beheadings of American journalists and other Westerners by ISIS terrorists have already inflamed the passions of the American public, with many calling for American troops to be inserted into the conflict. Imagine what will happen when an American pilot, possibly a woman, is shot down and subsequently beheaded by ISIS. The American public would demand that Obama send American troops into harm's way to destroy ISIS. SOURCE w/VIDEO at: http://bobpowell.blogspot.com/2014/10/army-officer-wait-until-isis-captures.html This scenario is not at all far-fetched. Not only has ISIS acquired shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles from a fleeing Iraqi army, they have also taken possession of more than 20,000 similar MANPAD platforms that were "liberated" from Gadaffi's armories as detailed in this episode of The Truth Is Viral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAzqSzthnLk US Ambassador Christopher Stephens was, in fact, running guns from al-Qaeda terrorists in Libya to ISIS through Turkey. That is why he was killed. In this episode of The Truth Is Viral we present photographic and video evidence that far right members of the Republican party, including Arizona Senator John McCain, are actively supporting ISIS terrorists. Special guest Captain Terry Michael Hestilow - a possible 2016 Presidential candidate - breaks down the situation in Iraq and Syria, explaining why Obama's plan is destined for failure; and what his real objectives might be. Cpt. Hestilow is a life-long soldier, working his way up the ranks since fighting in the jungles of Vietnam as a private, and retiring as a Captain after his tours in Afghanistan. His Judeo-Christian influenced opinions, further formed by a lifetime of experience as an American soldier, are well worth hearing. Cpt. Hestilow also talks about the deployment of US troops to West Africa, where the Ebola virus has killed upwards of 4,000 people, and the threat that the virus - and ISIS terrorists who have pledged to strike American soldiers and their families, "slaughtering them in their homes - pose to American citizens abroad and at home. This episode concludes with an update on the health of the wife of TTiV Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Bobby Powell. DeLynn has received several get well cards in the mail and hundreds of comments and prayers on the TTiV Facebook page, and she wanted me to make sure to tell everyone how grateful she is for all of the prayers, good thoughts, and well wishes. "Never give up, never surrender." God bless and Semper Fi, Bobby Powell Publisher/Editor-in-Chief The Truth Is Viral www.bobpowell.blogspot.com Get your bottle of Silver Bullet Gun Oil by going to www.silverbulletgunoil.net and entering the promo code "TTiV."
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ISIS is working on Mossad/CIA plan to Create Greater Israel:Ex ISI Agent Zaid Hamid Exposes Mossad Plan to destabilize Muslim Arab countries and then let ISIS capture those lands and then invade Muslim lands against ISIS and thus achieve Greater Israel on arab lands...Must Watch!!!
Another combat proven munition for the US military and us air force the CBU 105 has served the US Air Force very well. The CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon is a United States Air Force 1,000-pound (450 kg)-class non-guided (freefall) Cluster Bomb Unit (CBU). It was developed and produced by Textron Defense Systems. The CBU-97 in conjunction with the Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser guidance tail kit, which converts it to a precision-guided weapon, is designated CBU-105. Overview The CBU-97 consists of an SUU-66/B tactical munition dispenser that contains 10 BLU-108 submunitions. Each submunition contains four hockey-puck-shaped sensor-fused projectiles called Skeets. These detect target vehicles, such as tanks, armored personnel carriers, trucks and other support vehicles, and fire a kinetic energy penetrator downwards at them. Operation The 40 Skeets scan an area of 1,500 by 500 feet (460 m × 150 m) using infrared and laser sensors, seeking targets by pattern-matching. When a Skeet finds a target it fires an explosively-formed penetrator to destroy it. If a Skeet fails to find a target, it self-destructs 50 feet (15 m) above the ground; if this fails, a back-up timer disables the Skeet. These features are intended to avoid later civilian casualties from unexploded munitions, and result in an unexploded-ordnance rate of less than 1%. As the CBU-97 approaches its designated aim-point, the dispenser skin is severed into three panels by an explosive cutting charge. The slipstream peels away these panels, exposing the 10 BLU-108 submunitions. An airbag ejects the forward five submunitions, then five in the aft bay. Following a preset timeline, the submunitions deploy parachutes so that they are spaced about 100 feet (30 m) apart. Then each submunition releases its chute, fires a rocket motor that stops its descent and spins it on its longitudinal axis, and releases Skeets 90 degrees apart, in pairs. Each spinning Skeet makes a coning motion that allows it to scan a circular area on the ground. The laser sensor detects changes in apparent terrain height such as the contour of a vehicle. At the same time, infrared sensors detect heat signatures, such as those emitted by the engine of a vehicle. When the combination of height contours and heat signatures indicative of a target are detected, the Skeet detonates, firing an explosively formed penetrator (EFP), a kinetic energy penetrator, down into the target at high speed, sufficient to penetrate armor plating and destroy what is protected by it. Even well-armored vehicles such as main battle tanks, while having massive armor protection on the front and sides, are only lightly armored above, and relatively easily penetrated. Each bomb can spread penetrators over an area of 15 acres (61,000 square metres) or more. According to an ABC News consultant, an attack by this bomb would basically stop an armored convoy moving down a road. While the bomb was designed during the Cold War for fighter-bombers flying at low altitude below radar cover to attack Soviet tanks, a single B-52 high altitude heavy bomber can destroy an entire armored division with these bombs, where in the past dozens of aircraft would have had to drop hundreds of bombs for the same effect. The CBU-97, or CBU-105 version, is deployed by tactical aircraft from altitudes of 200 to 20,000 feet (60 to 6,100 m) Above Ground Level (AGL) at speeds of 250 to 650 knots (460 to 1,200 km/h). The weapon was first deployed, but not used, during Operation Allied Force when NATO entered the Kosovo War. Sensor-fused weapons were first fired in combat during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In 2010 the US government announced the sale to India of 512 CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons. The expected platform is the SEPECAT Jaguar. Saudi Arabia has also requested the CBU-105. Operators In addition to the United States, the CBU-105 has been ordered by India, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. General characteristics Type: Freefall bomb Weight: 927 pounds (420 kg) Name: CBU-97 Sensor Fused Weapon (SFW) Length: 92 inches (234 cm) Diameter: 15.6 inches (40 cm) Dispenser: SW-65 tactical dispenser Bomblets: 10 × BLU-108/B Warhead: Armour Piercing Unit Cost: $360,000 - baseline [$ FY90] The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947. It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, and is the largest and one of the world's most technologically advanced air forces. The USAF articulates its core functions as Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Special Operations, Air Superiority, Global Integrated ISR, Space Superiority, Command and Control, Cyberspace Superiority, Personnel
Watch the full episode here: http://bit.ly/1BuPshD Fatemeh Shim, sister of Serena Shim, the Press TV reporter who died in suspicious circumstances, talks to Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi about her sister’s death. She believes Turkish intelligence was involved in the death of her sister, whilst they blame her cousin, who was driving the car. She says her sister, reporting on collusion between Turkey and ISIS, was afraid of what might happen, and even went on air saying Turkish intelligence was looking for her and she was scared of what they might do. She is shocked that Western media have not just failed to cover the story, but didn’t express their condolences either, and received no response from the American government. She thinks vice president Joe Biden retracted his comments about the problem of Turkey in the war against ISIS because there was a reaction from Turkey, in much the same way as their reaction to her sister was to murder her. She says she received no help from her government, no messages of support from them, when other countries have issues condolences and invitations. She says other journalists should know it will be hard to get truth out when Western mass media is ‘spoon-feeding people what they want them to believe.’ She is relying on social media to get the word out about what happened, and hopes that will find justice for Serena. And she says that the American government response that they do not investigate deaths on foreign soil is false; the only death she sees them not investigating is her sisters. LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRT FOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RT FOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansi FOLLOW on Instagram http://instagram.com/officialgoingundergroundrt
Two American military veterans decided to fight with a Kurdish militia against ISIS in Syria. They captured their harrowing journey on video, and say the Kurds need more support from the U.S. to succeed. Photo: Bruce Windorski Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
He's the masked terrorist with a British accent who's been seen with hostages in three Islamic State videos so far. But security services around the world are missing one vital clue to working out his identity -- they can't see his face. Tom Cheshire now reports on how facial recognition technology may have the answer. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more great content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
This film was taken when Bf-109 ace Franz Stigler met B-17 pilot Charlie Brown for the first time since their encounter during WWII! The complete story of Franz and Charlie can be read in the international bestselling book, "A Higher Call," available in bookstores worldwide. The song in this video is titled "End Titles (From ''The Peacemaker'')" by Hans Zimmer. It is available in the album, "The Film Music Of Hans Zimmer Vol. 2" on Amazon.com About Franz Stigler: Franz Stigler started flying gliders at age 12 and soloed in a bi-plane in 1933. He joined Lufthansa, becoming an Airline Captain, before joining the Luftwaffe in 1940. There, he became an instructor pilot, with one of his students being Gerhard Barkhorn, who would later become the second highest scoring Ace in history with over 300 victories. Franz transferred to Bf 109 fighter aircraft upon learning of the loss of his brother August, who died piloting a bomber shot down over the English Channel. Franz flew combat in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Western Europe. He served as a Squadron Commander of three squadrons (Numbers 6, 8, and 12, of JG 27) and twice a Wing Commander, all flying Bf 109 fighters. Franz formed EJG-1, possibly the first ever pre-jet training squadron before being hand picked as the Technical Officer of Gen. Adolf Galland's elite JV 44, "Squadron of Experts," flying the Me-262 jet. Franz was credited with 28 confirmed victories and over thirty probables. He flew 487 combat missions, was wounded four times, and was shot down seventeen times, four by enemy fighters, four by ground fire, and nine times by gunners on American bombers. He bailed out six times and rode his damaged aircraft down eleven times. He emigrated to Canada in 1953 and became a successful businessman. In addition to his many Luftwaffe decorations, Franz was presented with the "Order of the Star of Peace" by the Federation of Combattant Allies En Europe for his act of compassion on December 20, 1943. He is believed to be the only Luftwaffe pilot to be so recognized. Franz was also made an honorary member of the 379th Bomb Group Association. Our friend, Franz, died in 2008 at the age of 93. About Charlie Brown: Charlie Brown graduated as a US Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. in April 1943. He arrived in England in early November 1943 as a B-17F pilot/aircraft commander and was wounded twice in completing 29 bomber combat missions out of 31 attempts (24 over Germany proper) with the famed 379th Bomb Group. He then delivered fighters and bombers, and flew transports from North Ireland to the United Kingdom until becoming a B-17 instructor pilot stateside. Itching to return to duty overseas, Charlie became a C-54/C-87 pilot and flew in the CBI theatre until the end of the war. After retiring from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel, Charlie accepted an appointment as a Senior Foreign Service Reserve Officer, serving for six years throughout Laos and Vietnam during the Vietnam War. After thirty years of government service he retired in 1972 and formed a combustion research company. In 1992 he was recognized by the Governor of West Virginia (Charlie's home state) with the "Distinguished West Virginia Award," both for his government service and research career. He was awarded a symbolic "Governor's Medal" by Governor Jeb Bush on October, 2001. Charlie's most prestigious honor was belatedly bestowed by the USAF in February 2008, when he was awarded the Air Force Cross (second only to the Medal of Honor) for bringing his badly damaged B-17 home to England during his December 20, 1943 mission. Our friend, Charlie, died in November 2008 at the age of 86.
When Moammar Gadhafi’s regime collapsed in 2011, Libya was left leaderless. In the ensuing years, rebel militias have battled one another for control of the country in a series of deadly bombings and shootouts. With fighting unavoidable and no end in sight, Libyan civilians are picking up AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) to protect their families from the militias. Of course, they don't have to look far. Libya’s parliament estimates that 15 million weapons—many left over from Gadhafi’s massive caches—are circulating within the country. That’s two and a half weapons per person. Times being what they are, many use social media to source their household arms. Since the beginning of the year, Vocativ has been monitoring Facebook and other online activity in Libya to track this phenomenon. What we discovered was a virtual arms market, complete with dealers claiming to live in Tripoli, advertised prices and hagglers in the comment section. In a video report from on the ground in Tripoli, Vocativ producer Lindsay Snell meets with an arms dealer who refers to himself as “Batsha.” Squatting over his collection of ammunition and firearms, Batsha selects a weapon and demonstrates how to load it. “This is a Kalashkinov. It is the most popular weapon in Libya. It costs $1,200,” he says as he cocks the rifle. After rattling off a list of the other guns and missiles up for sale (their prices range from $800 to $5,000), he says, “Everyone in Libya is armed. Everyone has a weapon.” After speaking with a handful of civilians during our visit to Tripoli, Batsha’s claim that virtually all of Libya packs heat checks out. “Everyone has to be armed. We don’t trust the militias, we don’t trust the government, we don’t trust anyone,” says university student Ahmed Klisel, AK-47 in hand. "It’s really easy to obtain weapons in Libya. An AK-47 is a necessity in every household. More households have more than one. Or they have an AK-47 and a few pistols, handguns.” And it’s not just men who carry weapons. Fidgeting with a small handgun, single mother Hind Ahmed Benghagab says, “We never thought we would see the day where Libyan women would need guns.” With the massive surplus of military-grade weapons and the ease of purchase, deadly armaments often wind up in the wrong hands. According to a recent U.N. report, violent militant groups from Boko Haram in Nigeria to jihadis in Syria have obtained guns and other arms from Libya. While strife and chaos is Gadhafi's endowment to the nation he ruled with an iron fist, it's the second lives of the weapons he amassed and left behind that may be his lasting and violent global legacy. http://voc.tv/1rxGA4D Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vocativvideo See more on our website: http://www.vocativ.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vocativ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ
Why China And Taiwan Hate Each Other http://testu.be/1EeaFJp » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With over 300 billionaires, China's group of mega-wealthy citizens is rapidly expanding. So, why does China have so many billionaires? Learn More: China Now Has A Record 400 Billionaires And Billionaire Families; Greater China 500+ http://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2015/04/20/china-now-has-a-record-400-billionaires-and-billionaire-families-greater-china-500/ "A rally in stock prices to seven-year highs in mainland China has lifted the number of Chinese billionaires and billionaire families to a record 400, according to estimates by Forbes." Corruption Threatens China's Future http://carnegieendowment.org/files/pb55_pei_china_corruption_final.pdf "With its economy soaring at around 10 percent a year for nearly three decades, China's ascendance seems unstoppable. " China's Hidden Wealth Feeds an Income Gap http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/world/asia/26iht-letter26.html?pagewanted=all "The Chinese economy is a little like the Milky Way: we keep discovering it's larger than we thought, the difference may run in the trillions, and much is hidden from view." Long-term macroeconomic forecasts Key trends to 2050 http://pages.eiu.com/rs/783-XMC-194/images/Long-termMacroeconomicForecasts_KeyTrends.pdf?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRouvqnAZKXonjHpfsXw6eooWKOg38431UFwdcjKPmjr1YQCSMV0aPyQAgobGp5I5FEPQrPYRK1jt6QEXw%3D%3D "With many companies making strategic business decisions over long time frames, the long-term projections of The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) provide information to facilitate such decisions." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld