The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident.
An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The officer posted inside the front door appeared to be delayed in learning that the intruder, Omar Gonzalez, was about to burst through. Officers are trained that, upon learning of an intruder on the grounds, often through the alarm boxes posted around the property, they must immediately lock the front door.
After barreling past the guard immediately inside the door, Gonzalez, who was carrying a knife, dashed past the stairway leading a half-flight up to the first family’s living quarters. He then ran into the 80-foot-long East Room, an ornate space often used for receptions or presidential addresses.
” The flood of Islamic State militants has reached Baghdad’s doors, reportedly just one mile from the Iraqi capital despite intense fighting and airstrikes to the west.
The growing and expanding terrorist group has gained ground over a large swath of Syria and Iraq, but ISIS entering the city of some 7 million people could prove disastrous to America and its allies hoping to stem the flow of the extremists.
That scenario is close to reality, according to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, a nonprofit supporting the work of Canon Andrew White, a priest leading the city’s only Anglican church.
“The Islamic State are now less than 2km away from entering Baghdad,” the group wrote Monday morning on Facebook. “They said it could never happen and now it almost has.”
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Under the cold moonlight
I lost the love of God
‘Though I prayed
I lost more than faith
While she cried
Looking through a telescope
Into that black sky
Hoping that the moon
Would bring her
Closer to God
But her small prayers
And her telescope
Lies in my closet
No closer to God
Than she ever was
And I can never look upon it
Open those doors
Without wanting to cry
Pathetic. Little kid crying in my driveway wanting to use the telescope because she thinks if she is closer to God that he will hear her prayers. Why? Because her family is breaking up and her mother is about to estrange her from her grandparents. 7 Yrs. and who walks through the door of my business this morning? While my wife is here? Our long estranged daughter, looking as stoned as the day she left. Guess, I am supposed to be good with this and forget 7 yrs. without a grandchild.
I think I will stop for now so my head doesn’t explode.
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“Reached by The Daily Beast after Obama’s interview aired, one former senior Pentagon official who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq was flabbergasted. “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting,” the former official said.”
So, let me weigh this out; Either stupid or a liar.Hmmm…. Can I vote for both?
“AMD-65 (Hungarian: Automata Módosított Deszant[fegyver] 1965; Automatic Modified Paratrooper [weapon]) is a Hungarian-manufactured licensed variant of the venerable AKM rifle for use by that nation’s armored infantry and paratrooper (“descent”) units. The rifle’s design is suited for outdoor use as an infantry rifle but can also be used from within the confines of an armored vehicle as a fire support weapon. This is possible due to the side-folding stock of shaft design that makes it more compact. The 12.6-inch barrel is also relatively short for the 7.62×39mm cartridge. The operating mechanism does not require a gas expansion chamber at the muzzle as in the AKS-74U to ensure reliable functioning, but does use a specially designed muzzle brake, which reduces muzzle flash, but makes the weapon louder.”
I know it is heavy. I know it only has a 12.5″ barrel. None of that changes the fact that I can pound out rapid fire zombie kills at 50 Yds. and keep a 6″ pattern. When I say rapid fire, I mean rapid fire.
I have had it for about 4 Yrs. now and it has functioned flawlessly. I have put thousands of rounds through it and have never had a jam. I have heated it up until the grease and paint were starting to smoke and still no problem.
I have, since acquiring it, put on high dollar Holo optics, tac light and laser. I do have numerous other weapons to choose from, but in this one everything comes together to make ideal for what I do. The best part is it is also the most fun to shoot out of everything I have. HK MP-5 is close, but not quite.
It does have a couple of drawbacks though.Did you read the part up there where it said “Makes the weapon louder? Yeah, that is no joke. You do not want to be the guy standing next to me at the range. Even with hearing protection it is a little painful.
The other drawback is that it slings brass like no other weapon I have seen. I think it is the result of the gas piston being shortened to accommodate the 12.5″ barrel. It literally throws the brass out of the booth that I am shooting from. It is not such a big deal to me but everyone else has to watch out for smoking brass.
I think they hate me at the range because I always burn 400 to 600 Rds. while I am there and I get everyone near me all flinchy.