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Karzai orders US special forces out of Afghan province
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
4 Arrested After Shooting Range Stabbing in Spring TX
The Good Samaritan must have been in a truly benevolent mood after a fine afternoon of shooting since he only stabbed the suspect rather than permanently airing him out. The exception that proves the rule: Never bring a knife to a gunfight.
Posted by: BrujoTejano || 02/24/2013 10:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1398 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What a COMPLETELY misleading headline. It makes it sound like a bunch of shooters were stabbing each other at the range.

In reality, those involved were well outside the range and the person who stabbed the car thief wasn't even a shooter - or maybe he was. They simply list him as being in the parking lot.

Typical journalism.

Posted by: Orion || 02/24/2013 13:05 Comments || Top||

#2  What a strange story.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/24/2013 17:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Who is B. Tejano?
Posted by: Injun Stalin7884 || 02/24/2013 17:54 Comments || Top||

#4  BrujoTejano has been commenting a bit recently, Injun Stalin7884. One assumes he is Texan, with a personal reason for the witch part.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/24/2013 22:53 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Opponents Vote to Send Egypt's Morsi into Space
[An Nahar] Opponents of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi are voting to send him where no Islamist leader has gone before: outer space.

Morsi on Saturday was leading the field in Egypt in an online contest sponsored by deodorant makers Axe to send a lucky few on a shuttle operated by space tourism company Space Expedition Corp.

Egypt's opposition movement April 6 entered Morsi into the competition.

"With God's help, and under His care, Morsi will soon be launched to the moon," the group said on its Facebook page, along with a picture of the president in a spacesuit.

The presidency has not responded to the campaign on behalf of the former engineer and self-professed "Planet of the Apes" fan.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [418 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  deodorant makers Axe
Send for Don Draper nao.
Posted by: Shipman || 02/24/2013 2:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Could a golfing, half-Kenyan constitutional lawyer tag along as well ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/24/2013 3:02 Comments || Top||


Well, someone had to say it.
Posted by: Alanc || 02/24/2013 8:39 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
New Russian Fleet For Cubana
Posted by: tipper || 02/24/2013 05:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [449 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Throwing more money away are we. I guess its them or China these days.
Posted by: Dale || 02/24/2013 7:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Cuber still has a Russ gun at their head. Debts not forgive, fighting hard over how the debt should be denominated, old rubles, new rubles or Bolivars (LOL not really I made that one up).
Posted by: Shipman || 02/24/2013 12:02 Comments || Top||

#3  What, you expected Boeing?
Posted by: ed in texas || 02/24/2013 12:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Y'know, for a bunch of commies and "ex" commies the Russians are pretty good at squeezing money out of poor people in the third world.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/24/2013 13:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Tupolev Tu-204 is the Russian equivalent of a B757. The Il-96 is a wide-body plane. Neither is exactly setting the commercial aviation world on fire.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/24/2013 13:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Iff the Cold War is any measure, Quba's debt is notsomuch "forgiven" as temporarily "set aside" as per bilateral concessions.

Despite the Chinese being back at Gwadar, I'm sure IRAN would still like a Russian fleet close-by - ANY CHANCE OF MILACTION AGZ IRAN'S NUCPROGS BY THE US-ALLIES IS GETTING MORE DIFFICULT BY THE HOUR.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/24/2013 18:13 Comments || Top||

Israel Approves Drilling For Oil In Golan Heights
The times, they are a-changing.
Israel awarded the first license to drill for oil on the Golan Heights, local media reported Thursday. A New Jersey-based company was awarded the license, covering half the area of the Golan from the latitude of Katzrin in the north to Tzemach in the south.
Israel considers it Israel proper no matter what the Syrians think.
Sources informed ''Globes'' that, a few days ago, the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources' Petroleum Council recommended awarding the license to Genie Energy Ltd., headed by former minister Effie Eitam. Shareholders include chairman Howard Jonas, Lord Jacob Rothschild, and Rupert Murdoch. Former US Vice President Dick Cheney is an adviser.
The JPost has to work in Cheney, Murdoch and the Rothschilds so that you'll know whose side you're supposed to be on...
The process of granting the license began following geological tests, which indicated a large potential oil discovery in the southern Golan Heights.
Seems like there is oil just about everywhere there. Plenty of oil and NG in the eastern Med basin between Israel, Lebanon and Cyprus, so it shouldn't be a surprise that there is oil in the Golan. What about in northern Israel? Find oil there and the Israelis could really have something.
On the basis of the findings, last summer, Minister of Energy and Water Resources Uzi Landau declared the Golan as open for oil and gas exploration and production activity. Following the announcement, two license applications were filed with the Petroleum Commissioner for the southern Golan, an area of thousands of hectares.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1405 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That ought to get quite a few turbans in a knot.

More, please. :-D
Posted by: Barbara || 02/24/2013 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  And maybe a neighborly directional drilling into Syria would take the cake.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/24/2013 4:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Victori spolia. Drill baby drill!
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/24/2013 6:47 Comments || Top||

#4  The Israelis "really have something" just with the E. Med basin alone. They also played it smart by cutting in the Russians to buy a little protection and by R&D in underwater threat sensing. Benefits are not only financial but diplomatic as Europeans will continue to need to buy natural gas. Most economic means of export would probably be by building a pipeline through Turkey, but with Turkey governed by Moslem extremists that seems unwise (and unlikely).
Posted by: Odysseus || 02/24/2013 15:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Israel seems to have streamlined the drilling permitting process. Bibi and his administration must not be unfriendly towards business and Israel must not have an EPA, a BLM, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Interior. There must be some other agencies that I have missed that have to sign off on drilling in the U.S. as the process is so bottlenecked by politics and bureaucracy.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/24/2013 15:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Israel does have regulatory bodies that, correctly, regard environmental protection as important. However, energy is even more of a national security issue for Israel than it is for the US and, as a smaller nation, they have to look at the trade-offs more intelligently than we do. Due to all our accumulated advantages we can afford inefficiency and gridlock, but we'd be better off if we came to our senses.
Posted by: Odysseus || 02/24/2013 16:46 Comments || Top||

#7  "Due to all our accumulated advantages we can afford inefficiency and gridlock"

Not anymore, we can't. :-(
Posted by: Barbara || 02/24/2013 19:38 Comments || Top||

#8  Good work, good timing.
Posted by: newc || 02/24/2013 22:33 Comments || Top||

F-35 grounded due to engine problems
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1405 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe this doesn't help either.
The F-35 Could Explode In Midair If Struck By Lightning
Where do they get them from, import from China through K-Mart?

Posted by: tipper || 02/24/2013 5:33 Comments || Top||

#2  And it ain't cheap. Talk about defense cuts, someone has to pay for pushing programs that are not financially sustainable. By projection of cost of system, one day they'll reach a point where they'll only be able to afford one aircraft. I guess they'll switch between days for it to be shared by the air force and navy, with the marines getting it on leap day once every four years. [file under - self inflicted wound]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/24/2013 9:06 Comments || Top||

#3  OBIGGS is not new technology; so it appears to be a tweaking of the output. It's cousin, OBOGGS is used in all front line fighters today. Both systems separate oxygen and nitrogen molecules, keep one and dump the other overboard.
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 02/24/2013 11:29 Comments || Top||

#4  I think that an F-22 is pictured.
For 1 F-22 we could buy 5 F-15.
For 1 F-35 we could buy 8 F-15.
Posted by: irishrageboy || 02/24/2013 16:06 Comments || Top||

#5  According to reports of exercises, if we buy one F22, it doesn't matter how many F15s the other side has, until we run out of air-to-air missiles or the F22 pilot has to pee.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 02/24/2013 20:23 Comments || Top||

#6  ...or needs untainted oxygen.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/24/2013 21:46 Comments || Top||

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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2013-02-24
  Karzai orders US special forces out of Afghan province
Sat 2013-02-23
  Syrian Rebels Claim To Seize Nuclear Facility
Fri 2013-02-22
  Boko Haram Denies Ceasefire, Pastes Threat Posters In Borno
Thu 2013-02-21
  Bombing in Indian Hyderabad, at least 11 killed
Wed 2013-02-20
  French nationals kidnapped in northern Cameroon
Tue 2013-02-19
  Mortars land near Syrian presidential palace
Mon 2013-02-18
  Five killed in attack at government office in Peshawar
Sun 2013-02-17
  Egyptian police publicly beat to death man suspected of killing officer
Sat 2013-02-16
  Bomb kills at least 20 in Pakistani city
Fri 2013-02-15
  Meteorite Hits Urals, Up to 500 Injured
Thu 2013-02-14
  Pakistan asks Taliban to announce 30-day cease-fire for talks
Wed 2013-02-13
  Syrian rebels say they captured military air base near Aleppo
Tue 2013-02-12
  KCNA confirms: Pudgy sets off a nuke
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  Seven killed, 11 injured in attacks across southern Thailand
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  Syrian troops, rebels clash over Damascus highway

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