This is fairly horrific.
The Violence of Mexican Drug Cartels.
“Abdul and Walid are seen here in their Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty (USA). Packing some serious firepower, this is a pair many would loathe to mess with.
The truck carries a LSD-1 anti-aircraft machine gun on the base of the Soviet Vladimirov heavy machine gun and a 32-round block of UB-32 which launches S-5 unguided rockets, also from the USSR.Abdul is holding an AKMS automatic rifle and Walid is posing with his baby, the also Soviet RPG07.
Talk about strange bedfellows, when is the last time you saw an American pickup pack this much Soviet firepower?“
(photoreel via victoryormartyrdom)
“Reports from Europol on terrorism threats since 2006 show that, out of roughly 2,150 attacks in Europe, half of one percent were carried out by Muslim extremists, which is to say precisely 10.”
Not that I advocate any form of obnoxious religiosity (if anything religion to me is as private an issue to an individual as - I don’t know.. your private family affairs) but when I read about polls and studies that clearly portray the xenophobia that’s very much alive not just within our media but our own European security forces, which have been wasting time and resources to fight crime that doesn’t exist.
It’s not unlike McCarthyism or the suppression of pre-Civil Rights African Americans and to a mild extent, the subjugation of Jews during the early stages of Nazi era Germany. As much as that sounds extreme, note that the fear has gotten to the extent that innocent “Arab-looking” men, young and old, are being targeted by security forces while crime goes on uninvestigated elsewhere.
Pick up the pace accordingly, Europe.
Yeh.. couldn’t resist.. Only in #Libya..
Mike Prysner: “We were told we were fighting terrorists. The real terrorist was me.”
“A Libyan rebel fighter smokes a cigarette next to an improvised multiple rocket launcher in the back of a pickup truck, as the rebels prepare to make an advance, in the desert on the outskirts of Ajdabiya, Libya, on Thursday, April 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)“
‘Teenagers stand in front of a graffiti that reads in Arabic: “Big thanks to the hero Mahdi Zew” in Benghazi, Libya, on May 8, 2011. Mahdi Zew blew himself up February 19th, after crashing with his car in the front gate of Kateba, the biggest military camp of Muammar Qaddafi’s forces in Benghazi. The new spirit of freedom has brought an almost tangible air of excitement to Benghazi, energizing people who see endless possibilities for a better life in the future. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)’