Man, 88, Came Face-To-Face With Two Armed Robbers – Then His Army Training Kicked In

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According to recent reports, a British World War II veteran made quick work of two would-be burglars despite being outnumbered and more than four times older than either of his attackers. What 88-year-old Kenneth Brown did have, however, was army training that stuck with him through the decades since he served with the Somerset Light Infantry in Asia.

When the teens knocked on his door on the afternoon of April 14, 2013, at least one was Brown’s acquaintance and both likely considered the octogenarian an easy target. Though unarmed and standing at just 5 feet 4 inches, the homeowner was willing and more than able to protect his life and property.

“They demanded money from me so I walloped one and they ran off,” he recalled.

During a recent trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Jack Saunders and Tom Love – the two 19-year-olds – developed a ruse by which to gain entry to Brown’s home and rob him. Saunders, an acquaintance who reportedly brought a knife to the scene, told the elderly man that he left his football inside the home and came to retrieve it.

It was at this point, prosecutor Sherry Nabijo told the court, that Brown noticed the knife and punched Saunders, sending both young men fleeing on foot.

Not only was Brown apparently unrattled in the face of the threat, he later explained that he intentionally went easy on the pair of intruders.

“I didn’t think about the danger,” he said. “I told the police I could have done them a lot more damage, but I didn’t want to get on the wrong side of the law.”

Both men were convicted, with Saunders receiving a 19-month sentence and Love set to spend nearly a year behind bars.

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If Nuke Talks With Iran Fail, This ‘Mind-Boggling’ New Weapon In US Arsenal Is Ready To Punish

Even as the Obama administration enters the final phase of nuclear talks with Iran — hoping to have an agreement by month’s end — the U.S. military is not waiting around to see if those negotiations will succeed in halting Tehran’s nuclear weapons program.

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, continues to come out with a series of defiant statements that chip away at supposedly agreed upon conditions for a comprehensive nuclear deal. And Secretary of State John Kerry — who has been one of the biggest advocates for some sort of accord, the terms of which seem to keep changing with every passing day — has just warned the U.S. is willing to walk away from the negotiating table.

And, assuming that the parties can come to some sort of an agreement, there’s the rather important matter of compliance. Iran has proven over the years that it isn’t particularly trustworthy; it may, of course, agree to put an end to its nuclear weapons program and then continue developing the bomb in heavily fortified underground facilities.

So, in the event the U.S. military needs to take action to stop Tehran’s nuke ambitions, one of the world’s largest non-nuclear bombs is reportedly being put through its final paces in the New Mexican desert. Some 20 feet long and weighing in at 15 tons, this Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP, could be the powerful punisher that lets Iran know America means business.

As Politico reveals in a lengthy investigative piece on the MOP, this highly advanced weapon is a formidable big brother to the so-called “bunker buster” weapons the U.S. has used in Middle Eastern conflicts to penetrate and destroy underground targets.

Of the recent tests, Politico writes: “When dropped from an altitude likely above 20,000 feet, the bomb would have approached supersonic speed before striking a mock target in the desert, smashing through rock and burrowing deep into the ground before its 6,000 pounds of high explosives detonated with devastating force.”

The Politico piece quotes a former Pentagon official who has seen video of the tests at New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range: “It boggles the mind.” That video has not been made public, but a photo of one iteration of the weapon — officially known as BLU-109 — has been released by its maker, Boeing.

Image Credit: Boeing

Image Credit: Boeing

According to sources in the Air Force, as reported by Business Insider, the only aircraft currently capable of carrying the 15-ton MOP and dropping the GPS-guided bomb on its target is the B-2 stealth bomber, the key component of the nation’s long-range strike arsenal.

Image Credit: Wiki Commons

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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Obama Assisting al-Qaeda In Saudi Arabia’s War Against Shia Islam

President Barack Obama still continues to assist Islamic Sunni fighters including al-Qaeda, and the Republicans in Congress still support him. When does this stupidity end?

On Sunday, June 7, 2015, under the direction of President Obama, air strikes were conducted by Air Force and Navy attack aircraft in support of al-Qaeda.

U.S.-led coalition airplanes carried out four airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIL) in the town of Suran in the Aleppo province during a battle between the Islamic State and the Islamist coalition led by Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra.

The Islamic State had seized control of Suran the prior week and has since been fighting an alliance of Islamist rebels, including Al Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and the Ahrar al-Sham movement in the surrounding area.

The previous month, Obama ordered air strikes against both Al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham. The last Obama-ordered strike against the al-Qaeda affiliate was on May 20th, near Aleppo
province in Syria, in which 15 Al-Nusra fighters were killed.

In May, our tax dollars were used to bomb al-Nusra; and in June, our tax dollars were used to bomb the Islamic State and help al-Nusra take a town. All of the fighters involved are Sunni.

Summing up in a paragraph: Three to four years ago, the United States helped to arm the al-Qaeda offshoot which became the Islamic State (ISIL) with the idea that it was more “moderate” than Jabhat al-Nusra–which is part of al-Qaeda. Then the United States armed Sunni fighters such as the Hazzm Movement, associated with the Free Syrian Army, to fight al-Nusra and the Islamic State. But the Hazzm Brigade joined with al-Nusra in January 2015. Obama then ordered the bombing of al-Nusra along with the Hazzm Brigade, which we had armed and trained. Then this month, we bombed the ISIL during a battle to help al-Nusra and other al-Qaeda affiliated groups, including the Hazzm Brigade.

If you understand the paragraph above, congratulations–because I wrote it, and I don’t even understand it. No one can understand the so-called strategy of President Barack Obama in Syria. What is even more mind-boggling is that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham want President Obama to do more of whatever it is he is doing.

President Obama and a majority of Republican Senators want to somehow defeat the secular government of Syria dominated by Shiites and disband that nation’s army, just as was done in Iraq. At the same time, they want to defeat the Islamic State, as well as all al-Qaeda-associated groups including al-Nusra. After all these groups are defeated, including the ones we armed and trained in the past, the final goal is to establish a “democracy” in Syria. That really worked well for us in Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, didn’t it?

What is the result of the plans advocated by Barack Obama, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham? Their plans are destroying the churches founded by the Apostles including Peter, Paul, and John. Hundreds of thousands of Christians driven from their homes. Thousands of Christian men murdered. Thousands of Christian women and young girls forced into Islamic marriages. Married Christian women having been used as sex slaves passed from one Sunni fighter to the next. That, and millions of both Christian and Muslim refugees starving in UN camps.

Reality check: The Islamic fighters whom we are arming, training, and paying a monthly salary hate every aspect of America’s secular society.

Yet, President Obama and his pals in the Senate, such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have the absurd belief that Sunni Muslim fighters they arm and train are actually going to carry out the will of a gay-loving, dope-smoking, alcohol-consuming, over-eating, feminist-dominated secular nation such as the United States, which they view as the great Satan!

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WATCH: This Mother Of 3 Has A Brave Reason For Going To Iraq And Leaving Her Children Behind

A 25-year-old mother of three left her North Carolina home for Iraq to help the Kurdish Peshmerga fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Samantha Johnston of Emerald Isle, N.C., spoke to WJZY last week about her decision to help the Kurds fight the Islamic extremist group. “It was a long and hard process, a lot of praying, but it initially started tugging at my heart back in August,” Johnston said. “That’s when the beheadings started happening, and I decided to dig into the information on what’s going on there.”

Johnston, who served in the United States Army from 2008 to 2011, said she was was inspired to help the Kurds last summer when ISIS attacks dominated the news cycle; subsequently, she got in touch with her contacts in Iraq.

I dug and researched and learned who was here, who was real, and after talking to certain people for months and deciding I was going to come, they helped me plan everything with the Peshmerga.

“It was very hard, there are no words to express what I was feeling at that time,” Johnston continued, noting she had second thoughts even as she was going to the airport. “My family member drove me to the airport and she kept saying she can stop, that she can turn around, and I wanted her to, but at the same time I knew this was something that was important to me and I knew I needed to come and help in any way, but it was terrible, I hate remembering that trip.”

“It was my choice, it was something that I decided and prayed about, and luckily, my family, they don’t support me being here, but they’re supportive, if that makes sense, I can’t thank them enough for all the help they are giving me watching my children,” she said. “If I didn’t have them, this wouldn’t be possible. Everybody has opinions and I try to brush it off and focus on my goal here. I told my children I was going to be gone for a while to help other little children, and they said okay.”

Johnston told WJZY how serious the situation was once she arrived. “During the transfer from the airport to the base I was going to, it was three in the morning, they didn’t give me a flak vest or anything, they gave me a police officer bulletproof vest, they had a rifle ready for me and they said in case of attack, here’s what you need to do,” she told the Fox affiliate.

Every day we get up at four in the morning, we get in the Humvees, we go where we need to go, we train, and we train specifically for quick reaction, we come back, we clean our weapons, and prepare for the next day, but we are so close to Daesh [ISIS] that we are always on alert.

The 25-year-old added that tensions have risen since ISIS captured Ramadi last month. The city is just 60 miles west of Baghdad. Johnston was also asked if she felt the U.S. was doing enough to help in the fight against ISIS. “No, the United States is not doing enough, whatsoever,” she answered. “We are losing this fight, and we need the support from our government, America, and other western countries.”

ISIS doesn’t lie, they’re parading around with United States equipment that we supplied to the Iraqi army, it’s a slap in the face.

Finally, Johnston said she feels “embarrassed” after President Obama said earlier this month his administration didn’t have a “complete strategy” to fight ISIS. “[I’m] embarrassed for America. I don’t want to give my opinion on Obama,” Johnston said.

h/t: KDFW

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WATCH: Axe Throwing Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong During Live Taping Of Fox & Friends

A segment on Fox and Friends went bad Sunday when a co-host attempted to land an ax on a target in front of him.

The video above shows co-host Pete Hegseth overshoot the target and immediately react by trying to pull back what he had just done.

After the ax sailed over the target, it struck a drummer from the West Point band, which was on hand to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Army.

Jeff Prosperie, the drummer, recounted on Facebook the experience of being on the receiving end of the ax throw:

I was hit by an axe while performing a drum solo live on National TV…..words I never imagined saying! This happened last Sunday and I have been reluctant to post but starting to receive inquiries from concerned family and friends.

I am thankful to God that the double sided blade only hit broadside on the outer elbow with significant impact and a couple of cuts as it fell along my wrist. It could have been much worse or fatal. Focusing on full physical and emotional recovery.

The Blaze noted in a follow up post that Prosperie wrote he thinks the Fox News host “went rogue and decided to throw” the ax, noting that “he had only thrown it once before in practice.”

“Poor decision, obvious negligence, should not have happened, could have been avoided. When shooting or throwing, always know what is behind your target. Basic safety rule,” he wrote. “I’m feeling blessed on Father’s day with my 5 children, alive, and with all limbs.”

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