• Government of Iraq seizes Canadian aircraft

    Iraqi officials temporarily seized a military aircraft carrying weapons for Canadian special forces in Kurdistan, amid a wave of anti-western conspiracy theories rife in Iraqi politics. The seizure and the reasons for it raise questions for Canada’s new Liberal government, which has vowed to do more military training in the country. The Iraqis said they held the Canadian Forces Hercules transport aircraft, carrying supplies into Kurdistan without authorization, for four days. Some Iraqis are concerned that the Kurds… – Canada (PNI)

  • Kremlin trolls

    Around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 last year, Duval Arthur, director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, got a call from a resident who had just received a disturbing text message. “Toxic fume hazard warning in this area until 1:30 PM,” the message read. “Take Shelter. Check Local Media and columbiachemical.com.” – The New York Times

  • After 35 years the CIA’s renegade banker is finally found

    Amid a swirl of allegations and rumors that the Nugan Hand Bank was involved in arms smuggling, drug-running, and covert operations for the CIA, the institution’s American founder vanished from Australia. Thirty-five years later, that man, Michael Jon Hand, was tracked to a small town in Idaho where he has been living under the name of Michael Jon Fuller. Hand was found by… – The Daily Beast

  • Authoritarian lefties dictate terms to the adults on college campuses

    By bonfire of the academy we mean a conflict of values about the idea of a university that now threatens to undermine or destroy universities as a place of learning. Exhibit A is the ruin called the University of Missouri. In the 1960s—at Cornell, Columbia, Berkeley and elsewhere—the self-described Student Left occupied buildings with what they often called “non-negotiable” demands. In the decades since, the academy—its leaders and faculties—by and large has accommodated many of those demands regarding appropriate… – The Wall Street Journal

  • Hit the Woodline re-launch!

    It was announced today that the news site, Hit The Woodline, is relaunching under new editorial management. Said Dirk Stohn, spokesperson for Force 12 Media, parent company and evil overlord for Hit the Woodline, “We at Force 12 are extremely excited about Hit The Woodline ramping back up and look forward to their shenanigans. Unless they do something really stupid, in which case we don’t know them.” The military and news media were also very positive about the announcement. Said Anderson Cooper of CNN, “Hit the what? The woodline? What the hell does that mean?” – Hit the Woodline

[Featured image: A technician watches as a CC-130J Hercules airplane starts its engines in the Mediterranean during Operation IMPACT on September 5, 2014. Photo: MCpl Patrick Blanchard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera]