400 identified sleeper cells in France alone (per the French Interior Secretary)
3000-4000 jihadi in France
ISIS now controls an area larger than Great Britain in Syria and Iraq
Estimates of size: 50,000 fighters - 250,000 fighters (the higher number is more realistic)
4,000 plus ISIS affiliates in Libya
Over 10,000 ISIS fighters and sympathizers in Yemen
2500 plus "sleepers" in Saudi Arabia -- this number may be considerably higher as some "super" madrassas may be exclusively radicalized yet "quiet"
100,000 affiliates spread across Africa
200 "sleeper" cells in Italy -- poised to attack Rome any day now
10,000 plus jihadi "types" in the US
200 former ISIS fighters have returned from Syria and now reside in the US (per several US Senators)
200,000 plus "radicalized" prisoners in US prisons (largely black inmates)
Not to mention the "pipeline" of likely ISIS recruits in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Russian, Europe, etc.
And this president still "blows" off the problem..................like an ostrich with its head buried in the sand......
The decent people in the world possess firepower the likes of which the ISIS' of the world and others haven't felt yet ----we're well past the point when it should have been employed. With ISIS now numbering 100,000 fighters we need to get serious (the limited sorties we're doing in Iraq, Syria is truly a joke) and put the real hurt on these evil types ---- that's all they understand so let's give them more than they ever thought possible.
Why has Obama failed to act, be decisive --- look at the atrocities ISIS is committing daily (in the hundreds).....they are pure EVIL
I'm not sure what you think you heard, but as a moderate I'm growing increasingly concerned with those who get on TV and try to point the finger away from certain religions who seem to be front and center in ALL barbaric things we're seeing in the news today.
It's pretty darn clear to me it's (MUSLIM) jihadi-based and their brutal acts are going relatively unchecked.
It's way past time for the decent people (and armies) in this world to step in and return fire ---- these people don't understand anything but violence and it's time for the good people to release the worst forms of violence possible on these evil jihadi types -- that's all they understand.
ISIS' strategy is 100% about "territory grab" (unlike Al Qaeda who can and do "exist" underground) --- they want in on Saudi Arabia
Markets have not priced in the totality of likely geo-political risks building ---- with ISIS (some now refer to it as the Islamic State) now numbering over 100,000 fighters in Syria/Iraq, Libya, and SAUDI ARABIA we're close to major and sustained disruptions in the global supply of oil. The Saudi situation is within months of imploding.
If Ford wanted to they'd could easily take Tesla out --- it's not really about patents per se, but rather about in-house engineering talent (Ford's as good if not better than Tesla).
Tesla holds a commodity-based pricing advantage with its built-up Panasonic-based battery --- three large automotive companies have equal, potentially better designs --- time will tell.
You're currently observing the largest convergence of jihadies in Syria, Iraq today --- while the force structure estimates are all over the map (and deliberately "tamped down" by govt agencies) some well placed sources now say ISIS numbers over 100,000 fighters.
The 4000 spec ops players from Ft Carson will have their hands full.
Actually, my new aluminum F150s are pretty sweet, someday they'll likely be carbon fiber too.
Regarding carbon fiber vice aluminum in advanced applications such as commercial aviation industry, there is a steep decline in aluminum usage and it is being replaced by carbon (e.g. Boeing 787). You should observe the same future trend in the automobile industry.
GM is an incumbent (existing vehicles based on the S-10) and they are building a prototype.
Not sure why Ford wouldn't go after this opportunity (190,000 vehicles)--- anyone have any insights??
libertee4all, You nailed it on the gun control "push" (thank you).
Hornady, like Smith & Wesson, is one of those great engineering / machining / production companies --- exceptional quality (like S&W) and a long term commitment to customers. You should take a tour of their NE facility --- impressive, custom designed machines.
Agree with you on the twist -- must match................I run 1 in 7, 1 in 8, 1 in 9 and custom for 556...............while I own quite a bit of 556 including Colt (GM Hydra Division) M - 16s from the 70s, I still love the 308 / 7.62x51...........if you're in Iraq and engaging bad guys the accuracy and energy down range from the 308 / 7.62x51 is second to none.
I've been carrying the Bulldog 44 Special for some time but I'm tempted to pack a S&W 45 compact in the workout bag now (too) after hearing that new information -- both should help resolve the problem the Senator was talking about.
libertee4all, It's painful watching Obama in "action". I have a stockpile of M855, Remington equivalent stuff, that I purchased legally under US laws and it won't be going anywhere even with Obama unilaterally changing ammo classifications------------------M855 is not "armor piercing" but any stretch of the imagination. I use to like Obama personally (didn't vote for him), but his constant lies have changed my personal views of the man.
As for 223 --- just ordered two S&W Viking Tactics AR15s from my friends up north in Quantico VA --- these feature the mid-length system and interesting Viking hardware.........real nice shooters........the mid-length works great if you fire the gun "faster" than semi-automatically...........
From 925,000 barrels/day to below 300,000 currently ---- get set to see even that figure taken out of the global supply chain.
ISIS' beheading of 21 people yesterday on Libya's northern beaches overlooking the Med is just the beginning of oil's problem. ISIS is "all over" / "inside" Saudi Arabia (and do they want "in") and that's the next leg of the supply chain to get impacted.
The Economist just did a piece on this (below). With cost of borrowing at historically low levels for the large integrated majors, I think it's entirely possible someone will buy up BP for its deep reserves portfolio -- ranked #2 globally in many of the research reports I've seen. It makes sound business sense forgoing large and increasingly expensive CAPEX ("reserves via the drill bit") and just picking them up at pennies on the dollar (e.g BP) via Wall Street (M&A).
Blood in the water
The oil giant’s troubles could make it a takeover target, especially if the price of crude keeps falling
Jan 17th 2015 | From the print edition
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Pretty slimy -- of course many now know this watching Obama and his Crim-Thugs (White House staff) in action
"we are Anonymous, we are legion. We do not forgive, we do not forget. Expect us."
The internecine behavior across Obama's internal organization is at epidemic levels.
Both he and his staff lack necessary managerial and leadership skills -- many simply can't (or won't) get along with people. They're behaving like children.
You, like most liberals, apparently didn't read the executive order. It simply states the prior executive order done unilaterally is rescinded and it's now up to the legislature to re-instate protected status.
What on earth is wrong with going from a unilateral, executive action to one accomplished by a broader legislative-based one??
Brian Williams and Barack Obama are demonstrated, repeat liars and our country deserves better.
Regrettably, we're seeing a general decay in our ability to get along, communicate, tell the truth, behave as individuals and as teams.
Thank God our services (Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard) still know how to function as teams --- putting aside racial, demographic, etc nonsense and keeping a focus on getting the job done.
There's no time for that nonsense in the military --- the rest of our country can learn a great deal about team building from our military.
MSN's reporting, research etc is "google-centric" --- they cut and paste much of their material from other sources. There are a few decent news outfits out there doing original content, but MSN is not one of them.
BTW -- 15%- 20% of all Democrats are functional illiterates....an unfortunate fact