Мэтт Кэньон: Memento mori

Рубрики: Эксклюзив, Судьба, Ирак Опубликовано: 16-09-2015

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Этого парня я помню очень хорошо. Его идея когда-то сильно поразила меня. О ней я не один раз писал, но отклика и реакции у читателей она не нашла. Много лет назад Мэтт Кэньон придумал устройство IED (Improvised Empathetic Device), которое было подсоединено к базе данных о потерях американцев www.icasualties.org. Кажды раз, когда база официально обновлялась в интернете, его нарукавное устройство в режиме реального времени показывало имя погибшего, звание, дату смерти, причину и место гибели. После чего игла в устройстве втыкалась в руку до крови. Таким образом до обывателя дома хоть так доходило, что идет война и гибнут солдаты на поле боя. Недавно Мэтт выкинул еще один трюк.

$80 Million Fake Bomb-Detector Scam

Рубрики: ВПК/Hi-Tech/Оружие, Ирак Опубликовано: 25-06-2015

When Baghdad bought tens of millions of dollars’ worth of British-made A.D.E. 651s, advertised as a foolproof bomb detector, the Iraqi government thought it would be saving countless lives. But the devices were laughable—based on a toy—and, in the end, have led to many deaths. Iraq is not the only country that has been fooled. On a Sunday morning in the fall of 2009, a 26-seat bus carrying one ton of explosives made its way toward the Ministry of Justice in Baghdad. Security in Iraq had been improving for more than a year. A U.S. troop surge seemed to have worked, and in a demonstration of the country’s stability, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had ordered security measures reduced. Blast walls were taken down. Traffic was allowed closer to government buildings. The bus was not searched at any of the checkpoints near the administrative center. The driver pulled right up to the ministry building, and then the payload detonated with such tremendous force that, to those nearby, it felt as if a meteor had struck. Cars spun through the air and landed on top of one another; debris rocketed through windows a dozen stories above the street. As an opaque plume of smoke and dust rose hundreds of feet into the air, a van carrying another bomb exploded just up the street, in front of the Provincial Administration building.

Работают операторы

Рубрики: Ирак Опубликовано: 22-06-2015

Эмма Скай о себе и своей новой книге

Автор: Скай Эмма Рубрики: Военлит, Интервью, Северная Америка, Судьба, Ирак Опубликовано: 16-06-2015

Старая знакомая Альманаха "Искусство Войны" рассказывает о себе, своей новой книге и крахе западной политики в Ираке.

Дорога на Мосул. 3 серии

Рубрики: Фильмы, Ирак Опубликовано: 11-06-2015

Резьба по Халифату

Рубрики: Фотогалерея, Ирак Опубликовано: 10-06-2015

Новости Ирака

Рубрики: Эксклюзив, ЧВК, Россия/СНГ, Ирак Опубликовано: 09-06-2015

Американские коллеги сообщают новости с мест событий. Так как Халифат все чаще практикует тактику не единичного, а массового и массированного применения начиненных взрывчаткой транспортных средств, а теперь это не столько бронированные грузовики, а танки и американские военные джипы, то единственным действенным оружием против атаки толпы смертников на упакованных вв танках стали российские ПТРК "Корнет". Их популярность в Ираке и Сирии просто зашкаливает. Рынок жадно требует продукции. И продукция доходит до адресатов. "Средиземноморский экспресс" по поставке российского оружия на Ближний Восток действует в полную мощь.

Бегство из Рамади

Рубрики: Фотогалерея, Ирак Опубликовано: 21-05-2015

Всё ближе к Багдаду

Рубрики: Ирак Опубликовано: 20-05-2015

An Intelligence Vet Explains ISIS, Yemen, and "the Dick Cheney of Iraq"

Рубрики: Интервью, Ирак Опубликовано: 26-04-2015

Malcolm Nance, a 34-year veteran intelligence officer who has worked the Iraq mission since 1987, fighting in all of our Middle East wars since 1983. He has lived in and out of Iraq since 2003. The death of former Saddam General Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri last week provides an opportunity to ask Nance about who the insurgent commander was, how he evaded capture or death for so many years, and what the hell is really going on in Iraq. In addition to his time on the ground, Nance has written defense intelligence textbooks on the subject—books that are occasionally dense but “are exhaustively detailed for a reason,” he says. “I am not here to entertain, but to share hard intelligence, won by the blood of dead soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and intelligence officers and explain the deep history of these groups which leads you to ISIS.” He is not shy about the why of knowing: So that “we kill the right people with what we learned.” Nance runs his own analytical organization, TAPSTRI, the Terror Asymmetrics Project and is author of, most recently, The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency, 2003-2014.

'Iraq Is Finished'

Автор: Скай Эмма Рубрики: Ирак Опубликовано: 10-04-2015

One afternoon this March, during a visit to Jordan, I sat on the banks of the Dead Sea with my Iraqi friend, Azzam Alwash. As we stared across the salt lake and watched the sun disappear behind the rocky crags of Israel, I recounted a trip I had taken to Jordan 20 years earlier to conduct field research on Palestinian refugees, as part of a Middle East peace effort designed to ensure that within a decade nobody in the region considered himself a refugee. No one had an inkling back then that the numbers of refugees in the region would increase exponentially, with millions of Iraqis and Syrians displaced from their homes by international intervention and civil war. Nor had I imagined at the time that I would find myself in Iraq after the invasion of 2003, initially as a British representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority—the international transitional government that ran the country for about a year after the fall of Saddam Hussein—and then as the political advisor to U.S. Army General Raymond Odierno when he commanded U.S. forces in the country. A number of the Iraqis I had gotten to know over the last decade had relocated to Jordan. I had gone there to see them and better understand events in the region—and the conditions that had led to the rise of the Islamic State.

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