Special Operations: America’s Secret Soldiers

Special Operations: America’s Secret Soldiers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nSADRHl90A

Ultimate Soldier Challenge – Army 82nd Airborne vs. Israelis

Ultimate Soldier Challenge – Army 82nd Airborne vs. Israelis

BP pushes technical limits to tap extreme fields

BP pushes technical limits to tap extreme fields

HOUSTON (AP) — BP’s strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper.

BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions.

One BP field in the Gulf of Mexico, called Tiber, makes the Macondo field that the Deepwater Horizon rig was probing look like simple puddle of oil. It is thought to hold twenty times the amount of oil as Macondo. At 35,000 feet below the sea floor — 6.6 miles into the earth’s crust — it is about twice as deep.

There’s an extraordinary amount of oil in similar discoveries around the world, several of which are controlled by BP. But BP first must figure out how to get it. New equipment, including blowout preventers far stronger than the one that failed on the Deepwater Horizon, must be developed. Then BP must convince regulators it can tap this oil safely.

Another disaster could threaten BP’s existence, but success could restore the company’s fortunes — and perhaps its reputation. “There’s 10 to 20 billion barrels of oil just for BP in this,” says Kevin Kennelly, who runs BP’s global technology operations. At today’s prices, that’s worth up to $2 trillion.

Unusual phenomenon: Giant ice circle spinning in North Dakota river

A retired engineer out hunting in North Dakota on Saturday spotted a huge disk of ice spinning on the Sheyenne River, over 50 feet in diameter.
George Loegering posted video online on Tuesday of his unusual sighting, clearly showing the snow-covered disc rotating.

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Soldier: Minneapolis man ordered Nazi-led attack

Soldier: Minneapolis man ordered Nazi-led attack

BERLIN     (AP) — A retired Minnesota carpenter, shown in a June investigation to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit, ordered his men to attack a Polish village that was razed to the ground, according to testimony newly uncovered by The Associated Press. The account of the massacre that killed dozens of women and children contradicts statements by the man’s family that he was never at the scene of the 1944 bloodshed.

The June story prompted official investigations in both Poland and Germany. On Monday, the prosecutor leading Germany’s probe revealed to the AP that he has decided to recommend that state prosecutors pursue murder charges against 94-year-old Michael Karkoc.

Thomas Will, the deputy head of the special prosecutors’ office that investigates Nazi crimes, said he had made his decision even before seeing the new testimony that Karkoc ordered his unit to attack the Polish village of Chlaniow. “We have determined the requirements for murder charges are there,” said Will.

AP’s initial investigation found that Karkoc entered the U.S. in 1949 by failing to disclose to American authorities his role as a commander in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which is accused of torching villages and killing civilians in Poland. The investigation found that Karkoc was in the area of the massacres, but did not uncover evidence linking him directly to atrocities.

However, a newly unearthed investigative file originally from the Ukrainian intelligence agency’s archive reveals that a private under Karkoc’s command testified in 1968 that Karkoc ordered the assault on Chlaniow in retaliation for the slaying of an SS major. The major, slain by resistance fighters, led the Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, in which Karkoc was a company commander.

A German roster of the unit confirms that Pvt. Ivan Sharko, a Ukrainian, served under Karkoc’s command at the time.

Jaful mileniului: În Transilvania se retrocedează pământul cumpărat de România de la grofi și dat unor români la reforma agrară. Sate întregi, evacuate cu tot cu cimitire

Jaful mileniului: În Transilvania se retrocedează pământul cumpărat de România de la grofi și dat unor români la reforma agrară. Sate întregi, evacuate cu tot cu cimitire

“Optanții ungurii” sunt latifundiarii maghiari din Transilvania care după Tratatul de la Trianon au optat pentru cetățenia maghiară. Cu pământul acestora au fost împroprietărite familiile sărace transilvănene. România le-a plătit despăgubiri consistente, a cumpărat practic pământul grofilor, la prețul pieței. Statul român a renunțat la despăgubirile de război, pe care trebuia să le încaseze de la Ungaria. Țara vecină urma să plătească despăgubiri grofilor, din aceste sume. În plus, a achitat grofilor sume echivalente a 3,2 tone de aur de 24 carate. Profesorul universitar Ioan Sabău-Pop atrage atenția că retrocedările care au loc în prezent în Ardeal oferă ungurilor terenuri care au fost cumpărate de statul român. Autoritățile române trebuie să iasă din indolență și să respingă trașant revendicările fără fundament ale maghiarilor. Altfel, cu complicitatea lor, România restituie proprietăți pentru care s-au plătit deja despăgubiri grele în urma reformei agrare. 

http://www.antena3.ro/romania/profesorul-ioan-sabau-pop-romania-a-platit-3-2-tone-de-aur-in-franci-si-coroane-pentru-a-recupera-proprietatile-din-transilvania-231013.html