News links for March 5 2014 – 1

1. Israel seizes missile boat heading from Iran to Gaza

Special forces from the Shayetet 13 (Flotilla 13) unit overpowered the cargo vessel named the KLOS C – which is registered in Panama – in the early morning hours. A search aboard the vessel uncovered dozens of 302mm rockets, which are manufactured in Syria and were fired into Israel by Hezbollah during the 2006 Second Lebanon War. The rockets have a range of about 100 kilometers.

2. Egypt tightens grip on mosques to curb Islamist dissent

(Gee I wonder what they know that we don’t?)

3. Egyptian court bans Hamas and orders its offices to be closed down

4. Two years at sea freeing slaves: Fascinating 200-year-old ship’s log details how Royal Navy fought to stop brutal trade

Details of British sailors chasing slave ships across the Atlantic and freeing those on board have emerged in a 200-year-old log book from a British slave-hunter.

The fascinating journal was kept by Henry Downe, the commanding officer of HMS Black Joke, a former slave ship that was captured by the British Navy and turned into a slave-hunter.

One note made in the book describes how Black Joke chased the Spanish brig, El Almirante, across the sea for 31 hours in January 1829 before capturing and subsequently freeing more than 400 slaves.

Despite being half the size, and despite having just two cannons compared to the enemy’s 14, the British Navy defeated the Spanish ship in less than an hour and a half.

5. Can anyone help fund a trip to Syria, or maybe Liberia or North Korea for more of these guys’ friends?

 

Thank you UK Pete, M, ML, and all. More to come

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

3 Replies to “News links for March 5 2014 – 1”

  1. OOp! I was just stopping by to give a heads up about the Armenians in Clip #5. They are American LA gang members of Armenian descent who were invited by the Assad Regime to come fight “on behalf of” the Armenian christians in Syria.

    The comments under the British article I just saw it are chock full of abuse. Because they aren’t on the side of the terrorists (and of course because they’re Americans). Lot’s of Ali G and poser comments but I think these guys are real gang members.

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