By Nicholas West of Activist Post
A new narrative has emerged in military circles that indicates an added feature to the never-ending conflict in the Middle East, and one which threatens to become another justification for the wider War on Terror: ISIS drones.
If we look to the Washington Post – the new de facto voice of the CIA/military complex – we find that the “Use of weaponized drones by ISIS spurs terrorism fears.” Highlighting an alleged incident in Mosul where a six-foot drone dropped bombs on an Iraqi military outpost, we find an indication that this has become a new reality that the armies of the West now need to contend with:
The incident was among dozens in recent weeks in a rapidly accelerating campaign of armed drone strikes by the Islamic State in northern Iraq. The terrorist group last month formally announced the establishment of a new “Unmanned Aircraft of the Mujahideen” unit, a fleet of modified drones equipped with bombs, and claimed that its drones had killed or wounded 39 Iraqi soldiers in a single week.
According to the Post, though sounding more likely pulled straight from a comic book, the villains proclaimed:
“A new source of horror for the apostates!” the group’s official al-Naba newsletter declared.
While some of this sounds like a re-hash of the WMDs-in-Iraq debacle from the Bush years, the fact is that there does exist a global drone arms race that has spurred one country after another to initiate drone programs that can keep up with the developments of other nations. Conveniently, it is often ignored that the entire race has its origins in the U.S. and Israel, but that merely highlights the inherent nature of the problem-reaction-solution paradigm that anyone making business from war is happy to perpetuate.
At the same time this “problem” of ISIS drones is presented, a counter measure is already in development. In my article from September, 2015, “Lasers and Electronic Warfare To Be Used in New World of Drones and Anti-Drones,” I covered the outer limits of what was being revealed to the public as to where drone warfare was headed. This included everything from comprehensive electronic defense shields capable of jamming large, sophisticated drones, down to smaller land- and sea-based units that could offer more narrowed targeting.
A new announcement from the Air Force, however, reveals an urgency to field small systems called Man Portable Aerial Defense Systems (MANPADS) that work essentially the same as shoulder-fired missiles. The “urgency” has resulted in a $15.6 million no-bid contract to a subsidiary of Israeli Aerospace Industries called ELTA North America, Inc. As reported by Defense One, the exact technology being sought remains a mystery, but the company has been making the rounds at trade shows with a different type of portable system:
It just so happens IAI has been at international trade shows touting such a system called “Drone Guard.” The system’s radars can detect, track and jam small drones. Last year, the company said it had sold Drone Guard to “several customers for critical asset and personnel protection,” but did not disclose the buyers.
A video of Drone Guard can be seen below:
Normally with tech announcements of this type, it tends to be little more than a standard sales pitch to potential military customers, touting its many technical solutions-based elements that stand above its peers. However, in this case, the company does seem to have found a buyer in the U.S. Air Force, which heralds a firm direction in the future of drone warfare, as well as the threats we will be sold to justify it.
Nicholas West writes for ActivistPost.com and where this article first appeared.
We have no idea if this story is true or not. Readers are invited to make up their own minds. It has been sent to us by a reliable correspondent, however, who vouches for its authenticity. If true, this story proves beyond any shadow of doubt that Israel is behind the most sinister and bloodthirsty terrorist organization in the world, known variously as ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State (IS), or Daesh. ( LD)
Israeli Colonel Yusi Shahak of the Golani Brigade,
captured in Iraq by Iraqi forces along with several other ISIL terrorists
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi security and popular forces have caught an Israeli colonel from Golani Brigade along with a number of ISIL terrorists, a commander disclosed on Thursday.”The security and popular forces have held captive an Israeli colonel,” a commander of Iraq’s popular mobilization forces said on Thursday.
“The Zionist officer is ranked colonel and had participated in the Takfiri ISIL group’s terrorist operations,” he added.
Noting that he was arrested along with a number of ISIL terrorists, the commander said, “The Israeli colonel’s name is Yusi Oulen Shahak and is ranked colonel in Golani Brigade of the Zionist regime’s army with the security and military code of Re34356578765az231434.”
He said that the relevant bodies are now interrogating the Israeli colonel to understand the reasons behind his fighting alongside the ISIL forces and the presence of other Zionist officers among ISIL terrorists.
The Iraqi security forces said the captured colonel has already made shocking confessions.
Several ISIL militants arrested in the last one year had already confessed that Israeli agents from Mossad and other Israeli espionage and intelligence bodies were present in the first wave of ISIL attacks on Iraq and capture of Mosul in Summer 2014, but no ranking Israeli agent had been arrested.
Political and military experts told FNA that the capture of the Israeli colonel will leave a grave impact on Iraq’s war strategy, including partnership with Israeli allies.
In a relevant development in July, Iraqi volunteer forces announced that they had shot down a drone that was spying on the Arab country’s security forces in the city of Fallujah, Western Iraq.
Iraq’s popular forces reported that they had brought down a hostile surveillance aircraft over the Southeastern Fallujah in Anbar Province.
They said that the wreckage of the ISIL’s spy drone carried ‘Israel-Made’ labels. This was not the first Israeli-made drone downed in Iraq. In August an Israeli Hermes drone was shot down in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport.
Could THIS man
have anything interesting to teach us about ISIS
and its secret agenda?
Jewish Liquor Merchant Attempts Mini-Holohoax
ON 21 January 2017 Jewish liquor-store owner Scott B. Young started a fire in his own store, broke the display-window, and spray painted the words “Burn the Jew” on the back door.
He then told police that two bearded men in black had robbed him at gunpoint, then started the fire and shut him in the store, spray painting “Burn the Jew” on the back door as they left. He said that he had escaped the fire by breaking the display-window and climbing out.
On 24 January the Jew filed an insurance-claim. It was Jewish lightning as well as a fake anti-Semitic incident: two great Jewish traditions combined.
This particular Jew was not so clever, however, since he left the used can of spray paint under his counter, and could not even devise an explanation when police found it. And, although he claimed that he had climbed out through the display-window after breaking it, shards of glass and other items on the sill were undisturbed. Police also noticed, contrary to Young’s story, that the door had been open when “Burn the Jew” was sprayed on it.
On 16 February Young was charged with seven crimes in connection with his hoax. (Source: Andrew Gorosko, Newtown Bee, 21 February 2017)
By presenting himself as a survivor of an anti-Semitic attack, the Jew obviously hoped to give himself a sacrosanct status that would discourage scrutiny of his fake insurance-claim. This is the Holocaust reparations scam in microcosm.
The ADL did get involved (J. Voket, Newtown Bee, 24 January 2017), and there was moral grandstanding about the supposed hate-crime in local media (“Not in Our Town,” Newtown Bee, 26 January 2017) — which in some jurisdictions, it is easy to imagine, might have deterred the investigation — but in spite of that the Newtown police conscientiously followed the evidence.
First Degree Arson Arrest: Police Allege Package Store Owner Faked Crime
Newtown police allege that the 39-year-old proprietor of Rooster Wines & Liquors at 113 South Main Street falsely reported to them that an armed robbery occurred there on the night of Saturday, January 21. Police further allege that Scott B. Young of Southington falsely claimed that two robbers started a fire within the store, and also sprayed anti-Semitic graffiti on the building’s exterior after committing robbery.
Through their investigation, police determined that no robbery occurred and that Young started that fire and sprayed the graffiti, according to a court affidavit.
As a result, police sought and received an arrest warrant for Young from state Superior Court in Danbury, charging him on February 16 with seven crimes in connection with the January 21 incident.
On his discharge as a patient from MidState Medical Center in Meriden, police arrested Young, charging him with first-degree arson, first-degree criminal mischief, making a false statement, interfering with police, and three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. Young’s hospital stay was not related to the January 21 incident, police said.
First-degree arson is a Class A felony, which carries a lengthy prison term in a conviction. The were no injuries in the fire to which all five local volunteer fire companies responded.
Following arrest processing on February 16, police released Young on $100,000 bail for a court arraignment on the charges on March 2. Police said their investigation into the package store incident is continuing.
Police said they filed three separate counts of reckless endangerment against Young because three people — a father, a mother, and a child — were inside their apartment, which is located on the second story of 113 South Main Street, when Young allegedly set the fire inside the ground-floor package store.
According to a 12-page arrest warrant application, police explain that they grew suspicious of what Young had told them about the incident as they investigated it, listing certain inconsistencies in his story as he retold them what had occurred. Detective Jason Frank applied for the arrest warrant. Police also question whether certain physical evidence at the scene matches the story that Young had provided about the incident.
According to an initial public statement issued by police after the incident occurred, at about 8:28 pm on January 21, police responded to the package store after receiving a report that a robbery had just occurred there.
Young told police that two men with beards, who were dressed in black, entered the store and then robbed him. One of the men presented a handgun in the incident, Young had told police. The proprietor further alleged that the men started a fire in the rear section of the package store and also sprayed anti-Semitic graffiti on a rear door before leaving the premises.
Telling police that he feared for his safety, Young said he used a chair to break open the store’s large front window to allow him to exit the building quickly as the fire burned within. Police, however, detected some inconsistencies between Young’s story and physical evidence at the scene. Young told police that he had been able to exit the building through the broken window, the court papers state.
According to the court documents, “When asked if he [Young] climbed through the window, he said ‘Yes.’ There was jagged glass and items on the sill that were undisturbed, and Young said he went right through the window without touching anything and without sustaining any cuts or injury.”
Also, in the court papers, police noted that “There was a used can of black spray paint which was under [the store’s] front counter. The words ‘Burn The Jew’ were sprayed in black spray paint on the exterior of a rear door.” Police asked Young why the used can of spray paint was under the counter and he could not explain why it was there, according to the documents.
The investigation at the scene uncovered evidence that showed that the two robbers could not have left the premises through the rear door of the package store, as was claimed by Young, according to police.
“Investigators were able to clearly see what appeared to be “overspray” located in the inner jam of the back door. This is where the words ‘Burn The Jew’ was located. This tells investigators that the door was open when the words were sprayed with the black spray paint… The door was then locked using the slide bolt locks,” according to the court affidavit.
Police also found it unusual that in describing the two men who had entered the store to rob him, Young could not provide any physical details to differentiate the two men, stating that they were both White, both about six feet tall, both had full beards, both were dressed in all black garb.
“It was unusual how Young described both suspects as looking exactly the same and did not provide any distinguishable features between one or the other. When asked about several suspect features including beard, hat, and build, Young would respond ‘like me’ or ‘like mine’ and point out his own beard, own knit cap, and own husky build. Young did not provide any distinguishable features even though he allegedly had a face-to-face conversation with at least one of them prior to the robbery,” states the affidavit.
‘A Disturbing Crime’
As part of their probe, police initially obtained four search-and-seizure warrants for evidence collection. The evidence collection involved financial records for Rooster Wines & Liquors; DNA test swabs for Young; Young’s cellphone records; and evidence seized at the crime scene, as well as from Young’s vehicle.
On January 24, Young filed a claim with his insurance company concerning the January 21 incident, after which the firm assigned a fire investigator to review the case, police state in the court papers.
Police also obtained a search and seizure warrant on February 2 to review bank records from Bank of America for S Young LLC, a business name that is used by Young.
Through their probe, police learned that Scott B. Young also has gone by the names Scott B. Phillips, and Scott B. Sterns. Under the name Scott B. Phillips, he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in US Bankruptcy Court in New Haven, police said. At that time, he was the owner of Brookside Liquors in Meriden, police said. Multiple liens were pending against him in that bankruptcy, which was granted in December 2008, according to police.
Newtown police, state police from Troops A and L, state police specialists in fire/explosion investigations, and the Newtown fire marshal’s office participated in the investigation.
Police Chief James Viadero termed the January 21 incident “a disturbing crime.”
“The fact that Mr Young used racial epithets and symbolism to cover up a crime was extremely disturbing to not only the community, but all the [emergency services] agencies involved. Such an incident unnerves the community and we are thankful we could bring the incident to a successful resolution and put everyone’s concerns at ease,” he said.
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