Archive for the 'Military' Category

Cloaking device may make cell phone static vanish

• March, 2009

Cloaking device may make cell phone static vanish By Julie Steenhuysen A new light-bending material has brought scientists one step closer to creating a cloaking device that could hide objects from sight. Beyond possible military applications, it also might have a very practical use by making mobile communications clearer, they said on Thursday. “Cloaking technology could be used to make obstacles that impede communications signals ‘disappear,’” said David Smith of Duke University in North Carolina, who worked on the study published in the journal Science.

British diplomats to visit detainee at Guantanamo

• February, 2009

British diplomats to visit detainee at Guantanamo LONDON (Reuters) British officials are en route to the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay to visit Binyam Mohamed, a British resident who has been held there for five years, the Foreign Office (FCO) said on Saturday. “The visit will make preparations for his return, should the ongoing U.S. review into Guantanamo Bay detainees confirm a decision to release him,” an FCO statement said. “The team includes a doctor, who would take part in any return, so that he

French fighter planes grounded by computer virus

• February, 2009

French fighter planes grounded by computer virus Kim Willsher in Paris French fighter planes were unable to take off after military computers were infected by a computer virus, an intelligence magazine claims. The aircraft were unable to download their flight plans after databases were infected by a Microsoft virus they had already been warned about several months beforehand. At one point French naval staff were also instructed not to even open their computers. Microsoft had warned that the “Conficker” virus, transmitted through Windows, was attacking

Israël vs Hamas: New weapons used against demonstrators

• February, 2009

West Bank: New weapons used against demonstrators Since the start of the massacre on Gaza (27 December 2009), the Israeli army has been testing new types of weapons in several villages around West Bank. There are two new types of bullets and one new type of teargas canister.

Israel ‘admits’ using white phosphorus munitions

• January, 2009

Israel ‘admits’ using white phosphorus munitions Martin Fletcher in Jerusalem January 21, 2009 The Israeli military came close to acknowledging for the first time yesterday its use of white phosphorus munitions during the war in Gaza… The Israeli military came close to acknowledging for the first time yesterday its use of white phosphorus munitions during the war in Gaza, but continued to insist that it did not breach international law. As fresh evidence emerged of Gazan civilians being burned by phosphorus, Avital Leibovich, the army

You Are Being Lied to About Pirates

• January, 2009

You Are Being Lied to About Pirates Johann Hari Columnist, London Independent Posted January 4, 2009 Who imagined that in 2009, the world’s governments would be declaring a new War on Pirates? As you read this, the British Royal Navy – backed by the ships of more than two dozen nations, from the US to China – is sailing into Somalian waters to take on men we still picture as parrot-on-the-shoulder pantomime villains. They will soon be fighting Somalian ships and even chasing the pirates

US police could get ‘pain beam’ weapons

• January, 2009

US police could get ‘pain beam’ weapons The research arm of the US Department of Justice is working on two portable non-lethal weapons that inflict pain from a distance using beams of laser light or microwaves, with the intention of putting them into the hands of police to subdue suspects. The two devices under development by the civilian National Institute of Justice both build on knowledge gained from the Pentagon’s controversial Active Denial System (ADS) – first demonstrated in public last year, which uses a

Israël Vs. Hamas

• January, 2009

Israël Vs. Hamaz La Cinyc 04/01/2009 Today… Israël started to move in their ground-troops in order to “make Gaza a safer place” … Their goal would be: “Destroying all bases and “launch platforms” Hamaz uses for their rockets” Now… I might be naïve and have a backwards vision on warfare, the world, Israël and so on but… If you follow Israël’s logic and would like to make Gaza a better place to live in, wouldn’t it be better NOT to move in the troops… If

Evidence suggests CIA funded experiments at state hospital

• December, 2008

Evidence suggests CIA funded experiments at state hospital By Louis Porter Vermont Press Bureau Published: November 30, 2008 Few people in Vermont remember Dr. Robert W. Hyde, but one of his former patients can’t forget him. The doctor was involved in one of the nation’s darkest chapters in medical science: In the 1950s, Hyde conducted drug and psychological experiments at a Boston hospital through funding that apparently originated with the CIA. Later, he became director of research at the Vermont State Hospital. The patient, Karen