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Reader Selected News, Week Aug 4 – Aug 10

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 3rd, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Reader Selected News, Week Aug 4 – Aug 10”

  1. GetBackJack

    Why does the Department of Education need a SWAT Team? “Department of Education Buts Remington Model 870 Shotguns” And is this their new logo?


  2. Curiosity

    MSL landed safely and is transmitting images!


  3. canary

    US Navy Seals rifles given to India to fight al-Qaida.

    The Times of India: US rifles for Indian special forces

    Aug 6, 2012

    NEW DELHI: American M-4 assault rifles — used by the US Navy SEALS to eliminate al-Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden — are being inducted into the Indian Army’s special forces battalions for use in counter terrorists operations here.

    India had recently signed a deal with the US worth several crore rupees for procuring these M-4 carbine rifles for the Army’s eight special forces battalions, Army sources revealed…

    The guns were used by the US Navy SEALS to shoot down Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan’s Abottabad in Operation Geronimo carried out in May last year.

    Sources said the new guns will not be a replacement for the existing inventory of Israeli Tavor-21, Uzi and mini-Uzi rifles but will supplement the armoury…


    WWIII or Arab Spring. What al-Qaida?

  4. canary

    A little history on this article. While our U.S. Marines have been building bridges in the dangerous al-Qaida regions of the Philippines, they were allowed a year ago to start shooting back. Why U.S. Marines have been building bridges there and not allowed to shoot back when shot at is beyond me, but
    just understand Obama’s Arab Spring.


  5. canary

    More U.S. Soldiers just killed by uniformed Afghans. These attacks are now named “green on blue” attacks.

    from the bbc

  6. canary

    WND exclusive: Is this how Obama will Steal Election


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