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US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Plane

ISiS doesn’t have planes.

This is NOT good.


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Wars R Us

These are the weapons of ISIS as of January 2016: http://www.businessinsider.com/isis-military-equipment-arsenal-2016/#t-5...

Look people, it doesn't matter anymore who has what to fight who.

Humans have been intentionally and very profitably making war for a very long time. This human penchant for war will also follow us into space. And, there isn't a goddamned thing anybody can do about it.


ISIS arsenal

Much scarier than I thought.


Planet splitters

Wait until some "nut job" gets a planet splitter.

As Caligula once said to Claudius, "Aren't people just awful." (I Claudius)


And the beat goes on...

Early today (Monday), Russian officials threatened that U.S.-led coalition planes flying in Syria west of the Euphrates River, would be considered targets.

It remains to be seen how Trump will handle this dangerous situation.


The Most Powerful Militaries In The Middle East –

No. 1 Israel
No. 2 Turkey
No. 3 Saudi Arabia
No. 4 United Arab Emirates
No. 5 Iran
No. 6 Egypt
No. 7 Syria
No. 8 Jordan
No. 9 Oman
No. 10 Kuwait
No. 11 Qatar
No. 12 Bahrain
No. 13 Iraq
No. 14 Lebanon
No. 15 Yemen

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-militaries-in-the-middle-ea...


Shame on our Congressional delegation for supporting F-35 jets !

RE: comment by tomaidh
"Early today (Monday), Russian officials threatened that U.S.-led coalition planes
flying in Syria west of the Euphrates River,
would be considered targets."
RE: Vidda, "the weapons of ISIS" -
My response: Isn't the U.S.A. the number one seller of weapons and fighter jets?
Even if they sell to a friendly country,
that country might not be so friendly
next week, or month, or year,
and might re-sell them elsewhere.
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
and U.S. Congressman Peter Welch have all promoted the F-35 strike fighter
jets to be based in Vermont, which means that any conflict anywhere else in
the world will prompt them to fly practice training missions all over Vermont.

by JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press
.....Lockheed Martin's F-35 jet will crane necks with high-speed aerial displays,
.... Defense contractors will be seeking customers
for their latest high-tech weapons.....
..... the star will likely be the cutting-edge F-35 stealth jet fighter,
which costs about $100 million each.
Designed to creep up undetected on ground targets.....
..... the F-35 program could produce news about recent problems
that grounded U.S. Air Force F-35s at a base in Arizona,
after pilots reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation......
..... U.S. Air Force will use the F-35 to replace the A-10 and F-16.....
.....There will also be drones for surveillance and intelligence-gathering.

Cris Ericson would like to remind Vermont voters: taxpayers paid
into the Treasury with their tax dollars,
and then the U.S. Congress
voted to give billions of tax dollars to the Pentagon,
and then the
Pentagon decided to give millions and millions and millions of
dollars EACH to various defense contractors
who invented things like
the F-35 strike fighter jets.

Under U.S. Patent Law, when
you pay for work "made for hire" which seems to be the
case when taxpayers pay for research, design and development
of weapons systems, then under U.S. Patent Law, the
taxpayers should own 50% of the profits from the sales
of these defense weapons systems and F-35 strike fighter
and their share of the profits should go back into the
and not into the pockets of the mega-wealthy
defense contractors;
and also should not go into the
pockets of U.S. Congressmen
because the Defense Contractors
hire Lobbyists who wine and dine the U.S. Congress people
and U.S. Senators,
and the PACs, political action committees
of the Defense Contractors
give huge donation checks to the
campaigns of the U.S. Senators and U.S. Congress people,
such as U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
and U.S. Congressman
Peter Welch,
who have waived their checks from Lockheed
Martin for the world to see,
as pictured in 2014 in the
Burlington Free Press,
after which U.S. Congressman
Peter Welch bold faced lied on CCTV.org
and said
he didn't receive a donation from them.
He should have
dropped out right then and there for lying!!!!!

I call that election fraud,
and I have asked U.S. Senator
Richard Burr,
who is investigating 2016 possible election
tampering by Russians,
to also investigate all of my
complaints of what I believe
to be election fraud over the years.

He probably receives a million emails these days, with
all the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee hearings
going on,
but who knows,
maybe my email will be picked
with as much chance as a winning lottery ticket!

Is it really "Russia" tampering in elections, or is
it just good ol' boy usual hanky panky?

Cris Ericson 2018 http://indyvt.com


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