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The Trudeau government has yet to respond to an offer by Russia to dispatch massive water bombers and fire fighting specialists to battle the growing inferno around Fort McMurray, Alta.
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CHILDREN are not only abused and sold into sex slavery throughout the world, but a new report warns they're increasingly being used by #Islamic radicals to carry out acts of terrorism.
From the Cradle to Jihad: Use of Child Bombers on the Rise
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https://plus.google.com/116932915191937420536 Francisco Rodriguez Ministries : NASA Engineer Helps Preserve Legacy of Tuskegee Airmen Nov. 3, 2015: During a week this past summer,...
NASA Engineer Helps Preserve Legacy of Tuskegee Airmen
Nov. 3, 2015: During a week this past summer, a group of underwater explorers embarked on a mission to preserve part of America's heritage. According to team member and NASA engineer Erik Denson, it was a "mission of a lifetime."

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Americans will pause to honor those who have served in the nation's military services. Denson and a small team of underwater divers are helping maintain the history of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Formally organized as the 332nd Fighter Wing and the 477th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Army Air Force, the Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American fighter and bomber pilots. The group also included the navigators, bombardiers, mechanics, instructors, crew chiefs, nurses, cooks and others who supported the airmen. The military pilots trained at Moton Field near Tuskegee, Alabama.

"During World War II, Michigan was home to several African-American air combat units including many graduates of the Tuskegee pilot training program," Denson said. "Army Air Force pilots were simulating aerial combat and bombing exercises over Lake Huron, as the climate and terrain mimicked what they would see in Europe."

Due to the realistic nature of such war-time simulations, at least seven pilots of the 332nd Fighter Wing tragically lost their lives while training over water near Michigan. Denson noted that a P-39Q Airacobra fighter plane was found last year by a member of the local county sheriff’s department. The plane was flown by 2nd Lt. Frank Moody, a Tuskegee pilot from Castle, Oklahoma. Moody was killed in the 1944 crash. While his body was quickly recovered, the aircraft was lost.

The plane was found in 30 feet of water at the lower end of Lake Huron north of the city of Port Huron, Michigan. Ironically, the aircraft was discovered April 11, 2014, 70 years to the day after the accident.

When NOAA—the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration—issued a request for certified underwater archaeologists to survey the site, Denson was quick to volunteer. NOAA is responsible for such expeditions as they provide the principal investigators for studying underwater formations and sunken relics.

"I have drawn inspiration from pioneers of aeronautics such as the Tuskegee Airmen," Denson said. "So, combining an archeology expedition to study one of their aircraft with my life-long passion for diving was an opportunity I couldn't pass up."

While growing up on Long Island, New York, Denson watched Apollo astronauts walk on the moon and a career in aeronautics and space exploration soon became his goal.

"I decided in high school to become an engineer and work in the space program," he said.

Denson received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Howard University in Washington. He went on to earn a master's in electrical engineering at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York, now the School of Engineering of New York University.

Denson achieved his dream of working for NASA 25 years ago and now is Kennedy's electrical chief engineer in the spaceport's Engineering Directorate. Over the years, Denson has worked on projects such as the Operational Intercom System and STARS—the Space-based Telemetry and Range Safety system. He also is currently overseeing the design and development of ground support equipment for the Space Launch System and Orion programs.

Denson's interest in underwater research stems from his membership in the Diving With a Purpose (DWP) Maritime Archaeology Program.

"Diving With a Purpose is a community-focused non-profit, international organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of submerged heritage resources," he said. "The organization's activities provide opportunities for education, training, mission leadership, certification and field experience to adults and youth in the fields of maritime archaeology and ocean conservation."

In the past, DWP has partnered with the National Park Service to assist in documenting historic shipwrecks in Biscayne National Park, and the slave ship Guerrero. The Spanish vessel sank on a reef near the Florida Keys in 1827.

Between Aug. 9 and 15, 2015, Denson used vacation time to join seven other expert underwater archeologists who surveyed the wreckage of Moody's P-39 fighter aircraft. In addition to Denson, the team included the expedition's principal investigator, Wayne Lusardi of NOAA, a Michigan Maritime State Archaeologist. Also participating were four other divers from DWP and one additional from NOAA.

"Our base of operations was the Port Huron Coast Guard Station," Denson said. "The mission objectives were straightforward and included documenting the aircraft wreckage in its entirety, inventorying and photographing all of the associated aircraft parts, munitions and artifacts."

The Bell Aircraft Corp. P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter planes in service when the U.S. entered the Second World War. It also was the primary aircraft used by Tuskegee Airmen training over Lake Huron.

Denson explained that the team spent six days diving and documenting the wreck site which was spread over an area of 500 feet. After being submerged for seven decades, the artifacts were covered with algae and mussels. The wings, engine, propeller and tail section were scattered about 100 feet apart.

"The first section of the wreck we documented were the wings," he said. "As we removed algae, the signature military star became apparent. This sight almost brought tears to my eyes underwater. At this point, I recognized the ultimate sacrifice Lt. Moody and many other Tuskegee Airmen paid for their beliefs and their country."

When the pilots of the 332nd Fighter Wing painted the tails of their aircraft red, the nickname "Red Tails" was coined and was chosen as the name of the 2012 motion picture about the Tuskegee Airmen. This aspect of the downed fighter plane being studied by Denson caught his attention.

"I could envision the proud red tail of this Tuskegee Airman’s P-39 aircraft flying high," he said. "Seeing the tail of the plane now protruding from the sand 100 feet from the wings was a sobering sight. Then I envisioned the violence of the crash."

Denson explained that a few years ago he had an opportunity to attend a Tuskegee Airmen convention and reunion in Orlando.

"I never ask sports figures or entertainers for autographs," he said. "When I attended the convention, I asked every airman I met for an autograph. They are my heroes."

At the conclusion of the expedition to study the crash site, the team placed a wreath on the waters of Lake Huron above Moody's crash site. They also applied to the National Park Service to have the location added to the National Register of Historic Places.

"We cannot let the contributions and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen fade as time passes," Denson said.

He explained that he especially appreciated their contributions that provided opportunities for those of future generations, such as himself.

"Lt. Frank Moody and the Tuskegee Airmen sacrificed their lives for their nation and what they believed in even at a time when their nation didn’t believe in them," he said. "They opened doors and tore down barriers so we could all pursue our dreams. They are true American heroes."

Full story here: www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-engineer-helps-preserve-legacy-of-tuskegee-airmen

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https://plus.google.com/117601563912372309997 Rick Clark : Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers The female suicide bomber has become the ...
Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

The female suicide bomber has become the signature weapon of the Nigerian #jihadist group, Boko Haram.

Women have strapped explosives to their bodies in other recent conflicts – from Chechnya to Iraq, from Pakistan to Palestine, from Syria to Sri Lanka – but never at such a rate as in the Boko Haram insurgency.

According to researchers Elizabeth Pearson and Jacob Zenn, more than 200 women suicide bombers have blown themselves up since June 2014, killing more than 1,000 people in Nigeria, and increasingly in neigbouring Cameroon.

Whereas women seemed to have been initially used because they could more easily slip into markets and public places without arousing suspicion, that is no longer the case. Nigerian Defence Headquarters warned last month that female bombers were now disguising themselves as men to evade security.

“People are worried. Most suicide bombers are women aged 10 to 20-something,” Suleiman Aliyu, a headmaster in the northeastern city of Maiduguri told IRIN. “People say one way to identify them is if they have a bulge on their tummy. When you see that, they are stopped and asked to raise up their hands, or squat. Then they explode.”

“Extremely dispensable”

The use of suicide bombers is often seen as a tactic of last resort, a switch to “asymmetrical warfare” after defeat on the conventional battlefield.

But the first woman to blow herself up, at a checkpoint outside an army barracks in the northern city of #Gombe, was at a stage in the conflict where Boko Haram held large swathes of territory and the Nigerian military was on the back foot.

What makes this conflict so remarkable is that women are a plentiful resource and viewed as “extremely dispensable”, says Ryan Cummings, chief security analyst for #Africa at the crisis management firm red24.

Abducting women is a longstanding Boko Haram strategy. It emerged in the wake of the Nigerian government’s arrest of the wives of Boko Haram commanders, including the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau. His revenge – beginning in 2013 – initially focused on the kidnapping of Christian women, their sexual exploitation and forced conversion. Muslim women were usually freed; all men were killed.

There seems to be little distinction now. Women and girls are abducted regardless of religion. Raped under the pretext of sham marriages, their abuse is used to build cohesion among the fighters and spread fear in the community, says researchers Mia Bloom and Hilary Matfess.

The extent of the #abductions – the 270 plus Chibok girls in 2014, the 400 women and children from Damasak last year – are just the well-known cases.

Coerced or committed?

We seem to automatically regard female #bombers as coerced – that they cannot act out of their own volition. There is certainly enough evidence to support that view. Young girls, too young for it to be an informed decision, have been dragooned into martyrdom. There have also been reports that some have been remotely detonated by their male accomplices.

But there are cases where women have been active members of the movement – not just cannon fodder, manipulated and fooled.

Pearson points out that in 2014 an alleged “female wing” of recruiters and spies was arrested; women are known to have smuggled weapons; there have been reports of Nigerian soldiers coming under fire from women as they attempted their rescue; and of captive women volunteering for suicide missions.

“It seems to me from the early days of Boko Haram and on, there must be many active and passive women supporters,” Alex Thurston of the African Studies Programme at Georgetown University told IRIN. “Boko Haram couldn’t have functioned without that.”

It’s easy to imagine that the same mix of factors that has motivated male recruits – revenge for security forces excesses, money for the family, and the promise of a spiritual reward in exchange for a grim, disadvantaged present – can also influence women to play a more direct role.

But while some #women might be ideologically committed to violent jihad, “there is less evidence of this commitment amongst female suicide bombers,” Pearson wrote.

Bloom and Matfess raise the question of whether women who are victimised can ever be genuinely radicalised. “Whether women related to the insurgents might share the same ideology, goals, and purpose as the men, or whether the women are suffering from severe trauma, causing a form of ‘Stockholm Syndrome’.”

The same question can also be asked of young men who are captured and coerced into fighting: the reasons for such decisions are always complex.

“I don’t think it’s clear cut, and I don’t think we’re any closer to finding out,” Pearson told IRIN.

The data on female suicide bombers comes almost exclusively from press reports. Most of the time we know next to nothing about these women, not even their names or ages. The only exceptions are the few who abandoned their missions or were caught before they reached their intended targets.

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And that speaks volumes about how Boko Haram regards its female bombers.

“They have left no videos; their attacks are not claimed; they have no glory,” wrote Pearson. “Women and girls have predominantly struck markets, bus depots and civilian gatherings, rather than higher value targets.”

Boko Haram’s ideology casts men as hyper-masculine fighters, and women as domestic helpers. Shekau’s references to women have often been in terms of symbols and commodities: Boko Haram’s honour lost over the mistreatment of “their” #Muslim women; the chilling promise that the #Chibok girls would be “sold” in the market.   

The ideological underpinnings of #BokoHaram – particularly under Shekau – are weak, notes Cummings. In the self-declared caliphate that the insurgency controlled, it seemed rural life carried on as normal. No new radical administration was imposed, nor apparently was there any attempt to justify the most extreme actions of the group, including the use of women and child bombers.

“Such an approach underlines Boko Haram’s lack of interest in rallying local support,” Pearson points out. She suggests that rather than domestic approval, Shekau has looked to win the appreciation of so-called Islamic State and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to whom he pledged allegiance in 2015.

But whereas IS has a database of its fighters, it can contact loves ones when they are martyred, Boko Haram is organisationally far looser.

“Boko Haram has criminal opportunistic elements; it has ideological fighters; it has forced recruits; it has people whose whole families are utterly committed and have been for years,” says Pearson.

“It’s difficult to accept that this complexity – including the role of men and women – is the story, because we want it to be more simple, and it’s not.”
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