Friday, January 27, 2012

Silent Attack Behind the Veil of Night by Navy SEAL Team 6

. Friday, January 27, 2012
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I'm very pleased with anything related to action or military - looks really great and cool. I had aspired to become a pilot of fighter jet F-16;-)
It feels very happy if I could help keeping security of the country, despite the fact that war is a bad thing. however Life is too precious to be eliminated. Therefore, I prefer to see or read the heroic actions of the great and brave soldiers. One that I read today is the news of release of hostages in Somalia. Here the news.

Nine dead, hostages saved:
After Taking out Osama bin Laden, SEAL Team 6 Does It Again

First they took out Osama bin Laden. Now the US Navy SEALs have earned their "special forces" designation once again by conducting a daring, pinpoint rescue of two aid workers held hostage for three months in Somalia.

US officials confirmed it was a Navy SEAL team that carried out the pre-dawn raid, but the Pentagon, citing "operation security reasons," would not confirm US media reports that it was SEAL Team 6, the same unit which got Al-Qaeda leader bin Laden deep inside Pakistan last May.

American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Thisted, who both worked for the Danish Refugee Council Demining Group, were rescued unharmed after helicopter-borne US commandos landed in scrubland in central Somalia early Wednesday local time, according to a local Somali official.

They killed all nine of them, the US military said. US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said no US troops had been wounded or killed in the operation, which was personally authorized by President Barack Obama.

The SEALs -- an acronym of "Sea, Air, Land" -- specialise in reconnaissance and sea-borne assaults, often on vessels. They count some 2300 highly specialised operatives among their ranks, and their raids mostly involve participation of two teams totaling nearly 30 commandos.

For a decade, they have been putting their elite training to use on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, as have their US Army counterparts in Delta Force and the Green Berets.

Team 6 is the elite of the elite, and their missions are classified. While its shining moment was the spectacular bin Laden triumph, Team 6 is cloaked in secrecy, and its activities are almost never officially acknowledged.

According to the GlobalSecurity website, SEAL Team 6 is said to have been deployed for a possible -- but never attempted -- rescue of the Achille Lauro cruise ship from hijackers in 1985, and helped free the American captain of the container ship Maersk Alabama amid a 2009 standoff with pirates off Somalia.

According to US media, the elite fighters are also believed to have been involved in the mission to rescue Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove in Afghanistan after she was kidnapped by members of the Taliban in 2010. Norgrove died in the operation.

Despite the stellar successes of the past year, the SEALs have also known tragedy during the same period. Seventeen US Navy SEALs, mostly from Team 6, were among 38 people killed last August when the Taliban shot down the Chinook helicopter that was transporting the US personnel, in the deadliest incident for US and NATO forces since the war in Afghanistan began in 2001.

The Team 6 moniker had been chosen by the unit's founder, Richard Marcinko, who wrote in his book "Rogue Warrior" that he wanted to trick other nations, notably the Soviet Union, into believing that the United States had more special operations teams than it actually had.

In the 1980s it had some 90 members, but its size swelled to nearly 300 after the 9/11 attacks of 2001.

While the name Team 6 continues to be used, it has not been the official designation since 1987. The unit was subsequently renamed DEVGRU, the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

Author:Jimmy Hitipeuw
Source: AFP

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beware of Solar Storms

. Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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United States National Weather Service (NOAA) predicts the biggest solar storm since 2005 occurred on this day. Effects experienced by the Earth is a powerful radiation. Quoted from its site "A large geomagnetic storm (a type of solar storm) — the largest such storm since October 2003 — is currently underway."

According to NASA, the bursts of the solar corona (CME) will reach speeds of 2.253 km per second. These solar storms will touch the earth's upper atmosphere on Tuesday (24 / 1), approximately at 09:00 U.S. time. These solar storms will last for approximately 7 hours. NASA and NOAA categorizes this solar radiation storms reaching the S3 level (strong).

While the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) states, the weather will continue to rise in the earth from Tuesday to Wednesday (Jan-25). Bursts of solar radiation has the potential to isolate the computer systems that exist on earth satellites, damaging the electrical connections, and interfere with radio transmissions. In addition, this radiation will also affect humans who are in space and in altitude, such as on airplanes.

To deal with this radiation, a number of flights in the Arctic has been diverted. Then, launching a satellite into space also will be suspended, at least wait until the solar storms finished.

Meanwhile, the collision loaded particles with the energetic atoms in a layer of earth's thermosphere will produce Aurora around the Arctic circle. The solar storm will also interfere with GPS systems. While on Tuesday night, the sky will look a certain color and light which is the effect of these solar storms. At that time, a number of energetic particles will penetrate into Earth's atmosphere.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dating Friend of the Captain of Costa Concordia Cruise

. Saturday, January 21, 2012
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Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, perhaps the most popular in Europe today. And starting yesterday, added one more name, Domnica Cemortan - sometimes spelled as Dominica Cermotan - a girl who later revealed dinner and a bottle of wine with Schettino.

The passengers who survived began to tell about what was done by captain of the ship, Francesco Schettino, at night when the ship hit a reef. An Italian passenger said he saw Schettino take a red wine with a girl and others in one restaurant of the ship until 21:05 o'clock, less than an hour before the accident.

Schettino, in dark uniform, was sitting in front of a young woman. She was young, first they thought she is his daughter.

Earlier, Italian media reported when the ship hit a reef, the captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, was mentioned was spending the night with a woman. Later, based on video recordings, the identity of the woman, began to lift; is known from Moldova named Domnica Cermontan.

Cermontan 25-year-old was one of the passenger ship. Cermontan has said in an interview with a TV station in Moldova, that she was at the bridge on the night of the disaster. She is an employee of Costa Crociere ship owners, but not on duty during the voyage, according to Italian daily, La Repubblica, wrote Cemortan at the time as regular passenger on the Costa Concordia.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

the Princess Ghost Caught on Camera

. Thursday, January 19, 2012
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Strange image in the video footage or photographs are common. However, it would be unusual and very interesting if the sighting was similar to Princess Diana - Lady Di former wife of Prince Charles and the mother of Prince William.

Now, the shaman / psychic in the UK has been busy studying the videotape said to show the appearance that looks like Princess Diana in a stained glass window.

The video was taken by a tourist from China at a church in Glasgow. When taking pictures, he did not see anything. However, this is it, when played upon he returned from vacation, he saw a female figure dressed in white with short hair and slender, like Lady Diana.

A renowned British psychics, Michael Cohen - who got the video delivery - said it was one of the "most obvious" about the ghost sightings. The tape is currently being examined along with several other researchers to ascertain whether it is the appearance of a ghost or not. As we all know that not every strange image in the video or camera shots are a ghost. Perhaps a strange optical illusion, but then again, it could be a ghost - and maybe Lady Di maybe not.

According to him, ghosts often appears in places that are connected with their lives and their families. Ghosts may appear to warn individuals, groups and even whole nation of the dangers that may be coming.

I think personally, maybe it is a reflection of light, but it may have been a ghost, but not the Princess Diana.

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Many Sites Shut Down during Protest Againts SOPA and PIPA

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A number of sites in the United States on Wednesday (1/18/2012), decided to do a blackout, and some have shut down their service for while. This is done as a protest against the draft law of anti-piracy in the U.S.A. The bill in question is twofold, ie Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). SOPA and PIPA are still in the process of legislation.

Here are 10 sites of internet companies and organizations to temporarily block their service in the U.S: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Craiglist, Dinosaur Comics, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), The Huffington Post, BoingBoing, Mozilla, Wikipedia, Wordpress dan Google.


Their home page content are an image or text protesting SOPA and the PIPA. Besides them, there are many other sites that do the same, both large sites and personal blogs. Such as Reddit.com. There was no clarity, when this protest will end.



English Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org) and wordpress.com / wordpress.org really been proven their threat by doing "blacking out" the site for refuse and resist Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).



In all the English Wikipedia page, you can see the image like the picture above. They also provide a special page about the SOPA / PIPA at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Blackout day Against the SOPA

. Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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Some popular sites administrator in the U.S. are agreed to against the application of Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) laws. Plan "blackout" has revealed. the Plan "blackout", aka close the service for a while, is began to emerge since the law was considered too curb. Its application includes blocking sites deemed violated.

One of the protest against the SOPA conducted by Reddit.com. In its official blog, user generated content site is set the date for January 18, 2012 as SOPA Blackout Day. On that day, local time, Reddit will be turned off for 12 hours. So if you are loyal visitors of Reddit.com, you may have to wait until they finish the protest, or maybe you can help support them via twitter.

The same action will be performed by the Wikimedia Foundation, which will close the service in English Wikipedia for 24 hours. In its official statement, the Wikimedia Foundation, calls this is a difficult step. They argue if the legislation passed, would be disastrous for the web that are open source and free. Previously, the founder of Twitter has also protested by garner support through avatars. All supporters of the anti-SOPA replace their avatar with the logo and writing anti-SOPA.

As reported by TechlandTime.com, companies in Silicon Valley, such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google, Wikipedia, and PayPal will be off line on January 18, 2012. However, the plan was not yet certain. Some companies are still not yet officially announced whether to participate in Blackout Day or not.

Facebook, for example, on the same day has planned to conduct the activities by inviting the media, while Twitter probably would not be turned off on that day. The online of Twitter instead received support from Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia. According to him, Twitter is better to stay active and is used to coordinate the movement of anti-SOPA.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Italy Luxury Cruise Ship the Costa Concordia Disaster

. Monday, January 16, 2012
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Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. No matter whether you're on the road or at sea, fatal accidents can happen. Most often, accidents occur because of bad weather, storms or extreme winds. Especially at this time, the vehicle is equipped with adequate safety devices and communications equipment and a reliable gps. But, still, accidents can occur, including when you are on a luxury yacht. Are you remember the Titanic?, the luxury cruise ship of its time that sank after hitting an iceberg.

Similar events occur in Italy. A luxury cruise ship sinking after hitting a reef. the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran into coral at Italy seas, Friday night, January 13th, 2012. As a result, the hull was torn over 50 meters. Cruise ships that carry 4000's passengers and crew. They consist of the original Italian thousand passengers, 500 citizens of Germany, the original 160 French, 126 Americans, and about a thousand sailors.

Costa Concordia ship management company assumed the captain had "made a mistake" to lead the luxury cruise ship hit a reef off the coast of the island of Isola de Giglio, Italy. Captain Francesco Schettino has arrested on charges of involuntary homicide. Chief police investigator said the luxury ship was "too close to the Giglio".


Cruise ship Costa Concordia is the largest cruise ship ever built by the Italians. Ships worth 450 million euros were made since January 19, 2004 in Sestri Ponente, Genoa, Italy. On 2 September 2005, the ship is capable of traveling at 21.5 knots or 39.8 kilometers per hour was launched. Concordia-class ship was operated by Costa Cruises since June 30, 2006.

Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, which hit a reef and sank off the coast of Italy last Friday night was already showing a bad sign since the initial launch on September 2, 2005. Champagne bottle being thrown into the body of a luxury ship, the traditions are wont to do when launching a new ship, not broken as it should. And, for the sailors it is a sign of bad luck.

Concerns began to prove on November 22, 2008, when the ship was damaged after hitting the dock when entering the port of Palermo, Sicily in the storm! The same ship later made headlines worldwide after crashing into rocks and ran aground on the west coast of Italy with killing at least three people while around 17 others still missing.


Interestingly, the tragedy occurred on Friday 13th, January that for some people regarded as an unlucky day. An effort to find people who still trapped on board the Costa Concordia continues with scuba-divers accessing parts of the ship cut off from other rescuers by the sea.

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a French Dassault Mirage and F-15 Crashed when a Joint Exercise in Saudi Arabia

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A multirole aircraft owned by the French Air Force -Mirage collided in midair with a fighter jet F-15 Eagle-owned Saudi Arabian Air Force in joint exercises in the region of Tabuk in northern Saudi Arabia, Saturday (14/01/2012) evening.

There were no casualties in the incident as the pilots directly activate the catapult seats once the collision occurred. Investigations have been made to ensure the cause of the collision.


When the joint exercise in the air battle, a Mirage aircraft from France Air Force collided with the Saudi Arabian Air forces F-15. Saudi pilot and two French pilots jumped out safely, and immediately taken to the Northern Sector Command. The investigation is still ongoing to determine the cause of the incident.

In May last year, a Saudi Arabian F-15 crashed in the eastern oil-rich country, killing the pilot. The aircraft had also doing training missions in the Eastern Province when the incident occurred.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Sunday, the Russian space shuttle Phobos Grunt Falling to Earth

. Friday, January 13, 2012
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Russian space shuttle, Phobos Grunt, is expected to fall to earth. Russia's satellite will likely be landing in the ocean.

Space shuttle which was launched at the end of 2011 failed to land on a mission to Mars. Scientists are monitoring the orbit of the Space shuttle can not be sure where the satellite will fall. However, a number of major cities like London and New York included in the potential region where the satellite debris falling.
Phobos-Grunt is the largest Space shuttle ever made by the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos. The mission of this aircraft is landed on Mars and take some samples from the planet. China also participated in this mission to entrust container containing the bacteria. China wants to test their survival in space.

The spacecraft Phobos-Ground cost an estimated U.S. $ 170 million whose mission is to explore Phobos, one of Mars's moon, which stranded as they orbit Earth after launch, 9 November. It is estimated that the aircraft would be crashed on Earth in mid-January. Technicians at the Russian space agency and the European Space Agency also failed to return the spacecraft on track should be to Mars, and it is estimated it will fall back to Earth on 15 January.

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