Archiv: operations


28.10.2019 - 17:48 [ New York Times ]

Watching the Raid Was Like a Movie, the President Said. Except There Was No Live Audio.

In fact, in recent years American Special Operations forces have moved away from using helmet cameras to pipe back video in real time on every mission because it is often violent and disorienting, and invites instant quarterbacking from back in command centers.

Perhaps because of the importance of this raid, though, the Delta Force operators were wearing body cameras, officials said, but those cameras do not broadcast in real time; instead the video in those cameras is configured to be downloaded and reviewed after the operation is complete.

27.10.2019 - 14:14 [ Mazloum Abdî مظلوم عبدي, official account of SDF General / Twitter ]

For five months there has been joint intel cooperation on the ground and accurate monitoring, until we achieved a joint operation to kill Abu Bakir al-Bagdadi. Thanks to everybody who participate in this great mission. @realDonaldTrump #SDF #USArmy #Rojava

#Baghdadi

27.10.2019 - 08:50 [ NBC News ‏/ Twitter ]

DEVELOPING: „Something very big has just happened!“ President Trump tweeted at 9:23 p.m. ET. A White House official tells @NBCNews that the president will be making a statement Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.

27.10.2019 - 08:03 [ Shashank Joshi, Defence Editor at @TheEconomist / Twitter ]

“Baghdadi was believed to have been killed in a raid after midnight on Saturday involving helicopters, warplanes and a ground clash in the village of Brisha near the Turkish border.”

27.10.2019 - 07:44 [ CNN ]

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi believed to have been killed in a US military raid, sources say

The raid was carried out by special operations commandos, a source familiar with the operation told CNN.

The CIA assisted in locating the ISIS leader, the defense official said.

27.10.2019 - 07:37 [ Newsweek ]

Trump Approves Special Ops Raid Targeting ISIS Leader Baghdadi, Military Says He’s Dead

The senior Pentagon official said there was a brief firefight when U.S. forces entered the compound in Idlib’s Barisha village and that Baghdadi then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest. Family members were present. According to Pentagon sources, no children were harmed in the raid but two Baghdadi wives were killed after detonating their own explosive vests.

21.04.2019 - 12:59 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Four ’suspect devices‘ left in Derry – days after journalist Lyra McKee killed

A controlled explosion has been carried out outside the home of a Derry politician as bomb disposal teams scrambled to four locations across the city.

Houses have been evacuated and police warned of „major disruption“ after the devices were reported.

One of the devices was reportedly found outside the home of Derry councillor Gary Donnelly, where the explosion was carried out.

20.04.2019 - 11:01 [ William Booth, London Bureau Chief for The Washington Post / Twitter ]

Lyra McKee, 29, was the first working journalist to be killed in the United Kingdom since 2001. In Derry. Irish border. Good Friday eve, Day after Nancy Pelosi visits and appeals for peace, calm, open borders.

20.04.2019 - 10:40 [ Awesome Gary / Youtube ]

****WARNING**** WOMAN SHOT DEAD IN SERIOUS RIOTING DERRY/LONDONDERRY(Journalist Lyra McKee )18.4.19

****WARNING**** WOMAN SHOT DEAD IN SERIOUS RIOTING DERRY/LONDONDERRY 18.4.19 VERY GRAPHIC

*edit* journalist Lyra McKee Named as victim

20.04.2019 - 10:37 [ Bellingcat.com ]

An Open Source Survey of the Shooting of Lyra McKee

Below, the vantage point of the first video (dotted red line) and the second video (dotted blue line). The position of the shooter is marked with a black “X”, and the approximate location of the police vehicles on Fanad drive is marked by the yellow box:

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Below, the vantage point of the first video (dotted red line) and the second video (dotted blue line). The spot where McKee fell is marked by a black “X”:

19.04.2019 - 12:09 [ Leona O'Neill, News Journalist working with @BelTel ‏/ Twitter ]

I was standing beside this young woman when she fell beside a police Land Rover tonight in Creggan #Derry. I called an ambulance for her but police put her in the back of their vehicle and rushed her to hospital where she died. Just 29 years old. Sick to my stomach tonight

(vor 10 Stunden)

19.04.2019 - 12:07 [ Leona O'Neill, News Journalist working with @BelTel ‏/ Twitter ]

Massive security operation happening in Mulroy Gardens in Creggan #Derry tonight. A house search is being conducted. Army Technical Officers are also at the scene although the area is not cordoned off

(vor 13 Stunden)

18.10.2018 - 16:08 [ Media Lens ]

Caught In The Cross Hairs – Media Lens And The Mystery Of The Wikipedia Editor

(17.10.2018) Apart from Cross, in the 17 years we have been working on Media Lens, only one other person has subjected us to a relentlessly negative campaign that is in any way comparable. Almost ten years ago, we documented how Oliver Kamm had been pursuing us relentlessly across the internet – writing blogs about us, posting grisly comments about our genocide ‚denial‘ under online interviews with us, and often warning journalists who mentioned our work – or who, god forbid, praised our work – or who interacted with us in any way, that we were blood-drenched ‚genocide deniers‘ and/or seedy ‚misogynists‘.

In 2013, Mehdi Hasan, formerly senior political editor at the New Statesman, now a columnist with The Intercept, commented to Kamm on Twitter:

‚I cant help but be amused at the way you swoop down in at any mention of MediaLens. Got ‚em on an alert?‘

Despite continuing to seek out and attack us online, Kamm has shown admirable restraint in not extending his campaign to Wikipedia. We are not aware that he has added a single edit to either of our individual pages, nor to our Media Lens page. It seems that, for Kamm, when it comes to Wikipedia, it is always the Christmas truce.

18.10.2018 - 16:01 [ Five Filters ]

Time to ditch Wikipedia? A look at a Wikipedia editor’s long-running campaign to discredit anti-war campaigners and journalists

(2.8.2018) As an active editor for almost 15 years, Cross is very familiar with some of the more arcane Wikipedia rules and guidelines (along with their obscure acronyms) and uses them to justify removing information he dislikes in favour of his own inclusions. Often in a very subtle manner and over a long period of time.

18.10.2018 - 15:47 [ Craig Murray ]

The Philip Cross Affair

(16.5.2018) 133,612 edits to Wikpedia have been made in the name of “Philip Cross” over 14 years. That’s over 30 edits per day, seven days a week. And I do not use that figuratively: Wikipedia edits are timed, and if you plot them, the timecard for “Philip Cross’s” Wikipedia activity is astonishing is astonishing if it is one individual:

The operation runs like clockwork, seven days a week, every waking hour, without significant variation.

18.10.2018 - 15:45 [ theCanary.co ]

The Philip Cross scandal: How Wikipedia is being used against left-wing journalists

Cross has also edited pages relating to art, music, history and architecture. Yet political subjects remain the editor’s focus. And, as FiveFilters points out, there is a bias over years of Cross’s editing – not only negatively impacting left-wing and anti-war figures but also positively impacting right-wing figures. These include Times journalists Oliver Kamm and Melanie Philips.

14.07.2018 - 12:35 [ Politico.eu ]

Secret recordings reappear on pro-government Hungarian site

(9.7.2018) On Monday morning, following reports in independent Hungarian media outlets that the recordings had disappeared, Magyar Idők issued an alert — including a red banner across the top of its homepage — and a statement announcing that it never took down any articles.

The paper’s editors wrote that their website experienced a technical problem on Friday night that resulted in the website being temporarily unavailable, and later some old articles also being unreachable.

“The editors of Magyar Idők Online reject all baseless speculation,” the statement said.

07.05.2018 - 09:17 [ New Yorker ]

Israeli Operatives Who Aided Harvey Weinstein Collected Information on Former Obama Administration Officials

The campaign was first reported, on Saturday, by the British newspaper the Observer. However, sources familiar with the effort and pages of documents obtained by The New Yorker reveal that there is more to understand. Two of those sources told me on Sunday that the operation was carried out by Black Cube—a firm that was also employed by Harvey Weinstein and that offers its clients access to operatives from “Israel’s élite military and governmental intelligence units,” including the Mossad.

07.05.2018 - 09:10 [ theGuardian.com ]

Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal

(5.5.2018) Aides to Donald Trump, the US president, hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to orchestrate a “dirty ops” campaign against key individuals from the Obama administration who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, the Observer can reveal.

People in the Trump camp contacted private investigators in May last year to “get dirt” on Ben Rhodes, who had been one of Barack Obama’s top national security advisers, and Colin Kahl, deputy assistant to Obama, as part of an elaborate attempt to discredit the deal.