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October 23, 2007

LOTD for October 23

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:49 pm

Bush’s $3 bil request for the Global War on Terror makes it seem like the money is for Iraq and Afghanistan…but $550 mil is for “narcotics control” for Mexico and Central America, $106 mil for buying fuel for North Korea, $723 mil for peacekeeping in Darfur, and $375 mil for the Palestinian Authority. So, how much of the $3 bil is actually going to Iraq and Afghanistan efforts?
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/10/state-war-fundi.html#more

Suburban Mom in Montana poses as terrorists and discovers valuable info and foils terrorist plots…I posted news about her in an AOTD 6 months or so ago, but this article goes into more depth about her:
http://www.wired.com/politics/security/magazine/15-11/ff_rossmiller

Note: I can’t believe how behind the times the FBI is. A surburban Mom has better Arabic translation software than the FBI? The FBI agents have to go to the public library for internet access? FBI agents cannot create Yahoo accounts to pose as other people?

Can a katana actually be effective at deflecting bullets from a machine gun? This goes against what I’ve seen in a movie or two…
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/10/video-fix-katan.html

Tank rentals available for corporate events, Sweet 16 parties, and even gay pride parades?
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/10/video-fix-rent-.html

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