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Russia’s New Anti-Riot Weapon: The Shuttlecock Machine Gun

In News, NWO, Other Leaks, Police Brutality, Police State, Russia, Viral Videos, World Revolution on June 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM

06/10/2012

RT:

Troublemakers acting aggressively at public gatherings in Russia will soon have to face a mammoth badminton-based weapon. Russian law enforcement is ready to test a shuttlecock machine-gun that will easily knock down any professional tennis player.

­Like their colleagues abroad, Russian riot police units are well equipped with water cannon, tear gas grenades and electric stunning devices. But international experience shows that so-called “non-lethal weapons” can be deadly after all.

Tear gas can make some choke to death, while stun guns can easily cause heart arrest. Water cannon cannot be used in Russia in winter as wet protesters might suffer from hypothermia.

So, Russian police are reluctant to use “non-lethal” ammunition.

In 2009, the country’s Ministry of Interior conducted an open competitive tender for a pneumatic non-lethal crowd control system.

The winning company produced a gun that uses 300-atmosphere pressurized air to throw plastic birdies that can stop even a physically vigorous rioter right on the spot.

Gone are the times when police had to hide behind riot shields as enraged street fighters showered them with rocks and pieces of tarmac. Because a pneumatic shuttlecock machine-gun easily tames anybody’s ardor.

The pneumatic machine gun uses a 22-millimeter-diameter, 4.8-gram shuttlecock as its primary weapon. It weights the same as a bullet but doesn’t fly as fast, and has a much wider hitting surface. The projectile can be loaded with paint to mark malicious troublemakers or simply make it extra heavy, by up to 30 grams more, for additional stopping power.

 

A standard shot with a basic plastic birdie could be compared to a “flick of father’s belt”, the gun’s creators say, while an extra heavy hit strikes like a horse’s kick.

The “Birdiethrower” can make one sniper shot per second at 50-meter accuracy range. The computer system that operates the gun calculates its power in accordance with the distance to the target: if the person gets closer – the computer downgrades the gun’s power so as not to cripple him or her.

Operating the gun may seem like a videogame, but the operator will bear responsibility for every shot he makes: the system makes a video record of everything it does.

The pneumatic machine-gun is assembled on a standard Tiger armored vehicle and is operated by one man plus the driver of the vehicle.

Could the shuttlecock machine-gun be deadly? No, say the gun’s creators. They confess that while adjusting the system they had to perform an experiment on living pigs, one of which eventually died of multiple strikes. This death in the name of public order helped write a program that adjusts the power of the gun and now it is safe to use.

Still, although the “Birdiethrower” may be safer than tear gas and stun guns, getting a 300-atmosphere propelled plastic birdie in the forehead would be an unpleasant experience for anyone.

Assange Court Hearing Latest

In WikiLeaks on February 13, 2011 at 4:49 AM

As Julian Assange’s extradition hearing continues , it was interesting to see details from Julian’s past reemerge.

During the 1990’s it has been revealed Julian assisted the Victorian police with a number of technical issues pertaining to the investigations into pedophiles.

As if this was going to add any distractive substance or  negative spin to Assange’s case.

In fact most people with an understanding of predatory crimes on the internet can only see a positive spin to this….

The video below shows an article which appeared in ‘The Age’ newspaper 12th February 2011

As the prosecution struggles with the calamity that is this waste of time and tax payers dollars near pantomime performance are put in and any dreary detail pertaining to the assassination of Assange’s character

The video below is part of an interview with Mark Davis for Dateline SBS.

Egypt – Million People March

In Egypt, WikiLeaks, World Revolution on February 1, 2011 at 7:01 AM

Egypt, 1 st February 2011.

After seven days of demonstration

One million people will march to Tahir square Cairo.

In Alexandria large crowds continue to defy curfew and demonstrate in the city center.

The  internet become a trickle and then a void of unprocessed URL’s as Mubarak ordered the internet be “switched off” , slowly as a veil of expectancy falls upon Egypt for what may be a turning point in Egypt’s modern history.

Message to the world

Along with the rhetoric that American leader Barak Obama has clumsily moulded on a day by day basis has been the call to Obama to explain his rendering of foreign nationals, one occasions literally kidnapping, then rendering the captive to Egypt for interrogation purposes.

Hillary Clinton also seized upon the fact that Mubarak has appointed a vice president siting that it was one thing the U.S had been telling Mubarak to do. Fox NEWS continued rotating her sound grab throughout the evening with little or no effect.

A successor to Mubarak has become no clearer…..

ElBaradei continues his appearances with the Egyptian people, but as many analyst express, ElBaradei is not really fully supported by the Egyptian people.  His role may be seen here as more transitional.

Traditionally Egypt has been ruled by leaders from the military. Mubarak himself served in the airforce. The show of force in Cairo with the jets and helicopters was orchestrated by Mubarak supporters in the Egyptian airforce.

There may have been a catalytic effect after the revolution in Tunisia, however the following video shows the highlighted section of Wikileaks Cable 09CAIRO1468 outlining how the U.S had discussed Mubarak’s succession as far back as 2009.

Egyptian Demonstrations Continue

In Egypt, WikiLeaks, World Revolution on January 30, 2011 at 4:50 AM

Egyptian demonstrations continue

The cables from Wikileaks created February 2010 and released 28th January, show populus support for El Baradei 10CAIRO237

¶2. (C) Comment:  Mohammed El Baradei’s presence on the political
scene remains more notable than his message, which echoes existing
opposition demands.  Yet El Baradei’s sober and broad-ranging
criticism of President Mubarak’s regime, buttressed by his
credentials as a Nobel Prize winner and former IAEA chairman,
distinguished his message from that of largely ineffective
opposition leaders.  Despite his reluctance to declare himself a
candidate, he appears, for now, to have captured the imagination of
some section of the secular elite that wants democracy but is wary
of the popularity of the Muslim Brotherhood.  The significant
challenge ahead is mustering credibility on the Egyptian “street.”
The NDP has thus far stepped back from previous attempts to
demonize El, which had backfired.  The real political costs to the
regime of embracing El Baradei are low, but President Mubarak is
unlikely to receive the returning “national hero,” his criticism a
personal affront.  End Comment.

Mubarak was vice-president when Anwar Sadat was assassinated on October 6th 1981, during a parade celebrating the 1973 Suez crossing, fundamentalist soldiers leapt from trucks and machine-gunned Sadat killing him in his seat. Mubarak was shepherded away  and the rest is now a tale of brutality, corruption which have ultimately led to the Egyptian revolution as seen in present times.

Mubarak completely  inundated the voting psyche and has remained in power since. Through five American president Mubarak has seen to be the stabilizing power in the red sea region.

U.S backing both financially and militarily have sustained Mubarak through a never-ending torrent of riots the result of increased unemployment and the higher cost of living. Cronyism, nepotism and everyday shortages of food staples have led to this inevitable rush of street protest which are slowly eroding Mubarak’s stranglehold on the Egyptian people.

Numbers of protesters killed in the demonstrations vary on the source of the information.

Military have moved in to keep citizens safe, as seen in the video below, tanks are moved into position to keep protesters safe from police bullets

 

Elsewhere the military are protecting sites such as the Cairo Museum from attacks by factions on the ground who have a conflicting agenda to peaceful protests.

It may seem difficult for western people to understand who have basic freedoms which are taken for granted. But for want of a better metaphor, imagine being hungry everyday and having a boot on your throat, eventually the hunger gives way to rage and the frustration turns to anger.

Sporadic looting is causing people to return to their neighbourhood ahead of planned protests today. Residents are setting up road blocks checking cars as criminal gangs which have escaped from jails. Rumours also continue to spread that Hamas are crossing the Rafa crossing to cause unrest ahead of planned demonstrations.

The Egyptian government has also order news agency Al Jazerra to cease operations in Egypt.

Foreign Offices are urging only essential travel to Egypt.

AnonOps Arrests

In Anonymous, WikiLeaks on January 28, 2011 at 3:28 PM

This is a complete farce.

Arresting teenagers for essentially choking a server , with no real damage done  or “hacking” in the sense of any theft or other hollywood embellishments. Teenagers, arrested for exercising basic freedoms in countries who speak of freedom but do most of the killing and maiming.

The arrests are the result from the “Operation Payback” in early December 2010 when Credit Card giants MasterCard, Visa, Swiss Post and PayPal turned their back on Wikileaks as a means of supporters being able to send donations.

Regardless of this action by the misery machines, Julian Assange still posted a nearly half million dollar bail in cash on charges which five months ago were ostensibly dropped.

Related Link: FBI Executes 40 Search Warrants for Anonymous DDoS Attacks, UK Arrests 5

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