1. GoV post on the Alpine jet crash.
(Just click over and read it. Full context is required and an excerpt won’t do)
2. Retreating Boko Haram leaves trail of slit throat corpses near Nigerian towns
3. Croydon teenagers ‘raped vulnerable girls including trusting 17-year-old with Down’s syndrome’
THREE teenagers accused of raping two “vulnerable” girls with learning difficulties “took advantage” of them to “satisfy their own sexual urges”, a court has heard.
Nasir Huq, 18, is accused of raping a 17-year-old with Down’s syndrome who jurors were told was a “very trusting” girl who did not have the “capacity” to consent to sex.
Ameen Noori and his cousin Ahmad Faiq, both 18, are accused of raping another girl with acute special educational needs.
The three boys deny sexually assaulting the two girls at a flat in Croydon in April 2013.
Jonathan Polnay, prosecuting, told a jury at Croydon Crown Court today (Monday) the defendants “outrageously took advantage of vulnerable girls with learning difficulties to satisfy their own sexual urges”.
4. What we know so far about the flight that crashed in the French Alps
“We saw an aircraft that had literally been ripped apart … there is not one intact piece of wing or fuselage,” Bruce Robin, prosecutor for the city of Marseille, told Reuters in Seyne-les-Alpes after flying over the crash zone in a helicopter.
The cause of the crash is unknown, and won’t likely be officially known for months. But currently known flight details raise many questions: Why a descent one minute after reaching cruising altitude of 38,000 feet? Why no request to the air traffic control for a change in altitude? Why no mayday call from the pilots? Why no apparent change in airspeed or flight path before impacting the mountain?
Daily mail offers photos of the crash site here
5. Morocco says IS cell brought in arms through Spanish enclave
6. REUTERS –Millions in U.S. military equipment lost as Yemen heads down Syria’s path
The reportedly hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of U.S. weapons, equipment and supplies falling into enemy hands in Iraq, Syria and now in Yemen are more than just signs of strategic failure. Rather, they’re part of a long list of recent embarrassments, including the poor performance of U.S.-trained Iraqi military personnel when Islamic State invaded Mosul last summer, and the Islamic militant army’s confiscation of U.S. military weapons and supplies in the Iraqi territories it has occupied.
(I disagree fully with this Reuters article here. In fact I see these events as indicative of the new Obama admin’s actual policy and a success of that policy. At what point does a series of isolated incidents become recognized as policy? For me, it is when you can predict the future using that trend. Because at that point it doesn’t matter if it is a mistake or not)
Thank you Buck, M., Maria J., M., Richard, Yucki, antikythera and all who sent in materials. It does seem as if what felt like about a 1 week reduction in seriously indicative to conclusive events and news about this issue is well and truly over and the muslims and cultural Marxists are at it again with a renewed vigor. That or the MSM reporters were all in Florida for March Break.
One observation though links . According to the Daily Mail, witnesses heard an explosion before they saw the jet crash. As sound travels much more slowly than light, this would mean to me that the explosion happened quite sometime before the aircraft crashed. If it happened immediately before, the sound would have appeared to the casual observer to be from the crash itself.
Other witnesses have described hearing an explosion ‘like the sound of dynamite’ then seeing fighter jets fly past, suggesting the passenger plane had been under military escort.
Speaking about the discovery of the black box, Tony Cable, a former Air Accident Investigator, said: ‘It should be a fairly rapid process to download it depending on whether it is damaged severely or not and may well give some rapid answers as to what has happened. Discovering why it actually happened may take somewhat longer.’
Whats weird about that crash is that its just small bits of debris. With that much devastation, Id at least expect to see some sort of an impact mark with fan-out of the debris from there. After all, it was probably going about 450 MPH when it hit. Looks kind of like it was already destroyed before it ever hit the ground.
You are right, it is a policy of Obama. He is spreading the US troops out in penny packeets so they will have to be pulled out in a hurry and leave all of the equipment (equipment he won’t replace) behind. When things really hit the fan we will be fighting against our own equipment.