Saudis ‘don’t know how to use’ US bombs: Trump condemns deadly Yemen school bus strike… kind of

It wasn’t the US-made bomb, but rather the Saudi military’s inability to properly use the munition –despite all the American training– that led to the “horror show” bombing of a Yemeni school bus in August, Donald Trump has said. A Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a school bus, that killed 40 children and maimed dozens of […]

The US changed its mind about banning cluster bombs because of North Korea

Reuters/US Air Force file photo The United States reversed its plan to ban cluster munitions last year and kept its dated stockpiles for one reason: North Korea, a top defense official said Friday. “That policy change was driven by the North Korean situation,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said.See the rest of the story at Business Insider […]

Instagram eventually pulls a troll’s post praising pipe bombs

Remember Milo Yiannapolous? The self-described provocateur who now lacks a job at Breitbart, a book deal with Simon & Schuster and a Twitter account can add one more deletion to the list: an Instagram post. Unlike Alex Jones, Yiannapolous has maintained a presence on Facebook’s properties, and The Daily Beast reported that today — after […]

Spain to ‘honor’ sale of 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia despite halting it over rights groups outcry

Just about a week after halting a bombs’ sale to Riyadh following a widespread indignation over Saudi Arabia’s indiscriminate bombing in Yemen, the Spanish government said it would still go ahead with the deal. “The decision is that these bombs will be delivered to honor a contract that comes from 2015, and was made by […]

Spain to go ahead with sale of laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia

Spain will go ahead with the controversial delivery of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, engaged in a conflict in Yemen, Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said Thursday. “In the end, the decision is to deliver these bombs to honor a contract dating from 2015,” Borrell said on Spain’s Onda Cero radio. Madrid had announced a […]

Venezuelan president Maduro targeted with drone bombs

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been targeted in an attempted attack during a televised public address, officials confirm. Several explosives-laden drones detonated as he was speaking at a military ceremony. Venezuela’s Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez has confirmed that an attack on Maduro took place at the event. Several drones rigged with explosives went off close […]

The Rock’s new movie bombs while ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ wins the weekend box office

Universal “Skyscraper,” starring big box office draw, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, had a very poor opening weekend at the box office. The movie only took in $ 25 million, coming in third place. A sequel is king once again this summer as Adam Sandler’s “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” took in $ 44.1 million. Dwayne […]

The Dambusters Raid of 1943: Bouncing bombs unleashed 330million tons of water

LIKE so many schoolboys of my generation I was captivated when I watched The Dam Busters shortly after the film came out in 1955. There was so much to enjoy. Not least the charismatic Richard Todd playing Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the commanding officer of 617 Squadron, and the distinguished Michael Redgrave’s brilliant portrayal of […]