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  1. Sask HCAO

    What kind of explosives is liquid?

    I remember something about "binary bombs" (two separate inert liquids become unstable and explosive when combined) from the movie Die Hard III.  Was that just fiction, or does this sort of thing exist? :blotto:
  2. Sask HCAO

    Airline bombing plot foiled

    Thu, 10 Aug 2006 09:17:49 EDT CBC News British police have arrested 21 people in connection with a bombing plot they say would have caused "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" on commercial aircraft flying from Britain to the United States. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner...
  3. Sask HCAO

    Lebanon (Superthread)

    JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israel's Security Cabinet recommended Wednesday that the Israeli military expand its campaign against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. Israeli ground forces are now authorized to push up to the Litani River, 18 miles (29 kilometers) inside Lebanon, in an attempt to eliminate...
  4. Sask HCAO

    Stress sent soldiers to drink and drugs - Iraq

    Soldier at rape-murder hearing describes conditions in Iraq Tuesday, August 8, 2006; Posted: 2:27 p.m. EDT (18:27 GMT) BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Stressed-out soldiers drank whiskey and downed painkillers to try to cope with "mentally draining" duty in Iraq, a private testified Tuesday. Troops...
  5. Sask HCAO

    Nato takes over mission in Afghanistan

    Associated Press Published: July 31, 2006 - New York Times KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO took command of southern Afghanistan from the United States on Monday, and the new commander of the push to pacify the insurgency-wracked region vowed that he would not fail millions of Afghans seeking...
  6. Sask HCAO

    Captain Nichola K.S. Goddard killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)

    Rest in peace Ma'am. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.  :salute:
  7. Sask HCAO

    To keep recruits, US Army boot camp gets revamped.

    Wall Street Journal February 15, 2006 Pg. 1 To Keep Recruits, Boot Camp Gets A Gentle Revamp Army Offers More Support, Sleep, Second Helpings By Greg Jaffe FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- New recruits used to be welcomed to boot camp here with the "shark attack." For decades, drill sergeants in...
  8. Sask HCAO

    Video of attack helicopter vs. infantry.

    After seeing him get hit with whatever that was (20mm chaingun?), I don't think he was going to pick up anything, except maybe his intestines. It was amazing that he even survived the first barrage! Death was almost certainly imminent, in any event. The second blast was probably a waste of...
  9. Sask HCAO

    Video of attack helicopter vs. infantry.

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/helicopterkills.html Attack helicopter vs. infantry. Bad day for these guys on the ground.
  10. Sask HCAO

    Pilot Ejection & Fighter Crash

    LOL Really? When did this happen? I got it off of EBaumsworld, so it didn't have the date.
  11. Sask HCAO

    Pilot Ejection & Fighter Crash

    Check out this video at an air show where the two pilots eject, then the plane crashes. Fortunately no-one was hurt. I think that's an SU-27, but I'm not sure. http://www.ebaumsworld.com/jetcrash.html
  12. Sask HCAO

    British operated WW2 torture centre

    Exactly. And what's the value in that kind of confession? Seems a rather pointless exercise in brutality. What is it all for?
  13. Sask HCAO

    All About RESO (merged)

    Does anyone have any official and/or first-hand knowledge of what the requirements are to get commissioned Second Lieutenant under the RESO plan?
  14. Sask HCAO

    British operated WW2 torture centre

    Any moral dilemnas here? Thoughts?   Please post - thanks. Revealed: UK Wartime Torture Camp Ian Cobain Saturday November 12, 2005 The Guardian (Original source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/secondworldwar/story/0,14058,1640957,00.html) "The British government operated a secret torture...
  15. Sask HCAO

    "Numbers Stations"

    Here is a great website I found on this subject. It includes a comprehensive list of articles, personal websites, media reports and actual sound recordings of various different international Numbers Stations. Check it out! http://www.simonmason.karoo.net/page30.html
  16. Sask HCAO

    "Numbers Stations"

    Some of the monitored transmissions are in Mandarin Chinese. To your knowledge, is ham radio operation allowed in the Peoples' Republic of China?
  17. Sask HCAO

    "Numbers Stations"

    "One might think that these espionage activities should have wound down considerably since the official "end of the cold war", but nothing could be further from the truth. Numbers Stations (and by inference, spies) are as busy as ever, with many new and bizarre stations appearing since the fall...
  18. Sask HCAO

    Leave Program - Special Christmas/New Years Travel [MERGED]

    Anybody know if there are ever any service flights to 15 Wing Moose Jaw? I've called the 1-800 number a few times, and there haven't been any listed for Moose Jaw as yet. Thanks.
  19. Sask HCAO

    Who is that on QOCH cap badge?

    On the cap badge of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada - is that Jesus?