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Islamic State Labs Create and Modify Weapons to be Used in Terror Attacks

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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 02:13 PM
On the heels of disclosing the huge data cache of IS contacts, Sky News published an exclusive on their finds inside an IS lab. The article is chilling in the description of the many tools the IS is making to kill those that don't share their beliefs.

Terror group Islamic State is employing scientists and weapons experts to train jihadists to carry out sophisticated "spectacular" attacks in Europe, while also modifying weapons systems capable of targeting passenger jets and military aircraft.

The modification and creation of "a homemade thermal battery for surface-to-air missiles" is particularly disturbing. Described is the 99% accuracy rate once their locked on , and the threat of these systems to commercial air traffic is mind-boggling.

Bomb-making by the organization has become sophisticated and incorporates the ability of defeating detection:

By Major Chris Hunter, former special forces bomb technician At first, the images didn't look very different from the raft of other ISIS propaganda on the internet, but within minutes, it occurred to me that this was definitely no ISIS propaganda video. The trademark flag-waving masked gunmen I'd expected to see were replaced with clean-shaven, technically adept and highly trained weapons specialists giving expert tuition in how to turn obsolete munitions and ammunition into state-of-the art weapon systems.

ISIS has a long history of using truck and car bombs, suicide bombers, and IEDs and the footage showing the remote control car bomb, complete with a mannequin capable of tricking the advanced early warning sensors at critical/high security facilities particularly concerned me. When you consider that the group also possesses mustard gas and potentially other types of chemical weapons the consequences of such a device incorporating chemical weapons is truly the stuff of nightmares.

"Terror Universities" are cropping up in ISIS friendly countries like Syria, Iraq and others teach and equip the Jihadists for their terrorist agenda.

Groups of trainees from a range of countries including Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia, Egypt and Pakistan were given terror training courses using science labs and facilities based around the former Equestrian Centre in Raqqa. driverless car bomb ONLY USE FOR RAMSAY STORY ON 050116 Video: Islamic State's Driverless Car Bomb The extensive collection of videos shows the men being trained to adapt the electronic parts of scrap cars to make the remote controlled cars work using sophisticated un-jammable radio sets; and long lessons on how to configure the mannequins to appear like human drivers. Some of the trainers and designers make no effort to disguise themselves but the "students" remain largely concealed.

This article and the 2 others linked go into great detail on bomb-making, training, and other tools of the trade employed by IST. After reading the series, I was left stunned and sickened at the future possibilities of killing civilians and innocents in the name of their religion. The thread I started a few days ago dealt with the press release of this acquisition of IS data, and as a result, authorities have ID'd their own countryman.
It's a start.

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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 03:12 PM
At some point they have to evolve in their electronics and technical abilities to strike back at us.

Dangerous to know that they achieve to obtain this knolledge.
So now we know , and it's our task to counter this treat. .

The question is who gives them that information and knolledge to build those converters and rc cars..

posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:48 PM
a reply to: 0bserver1
How stupid do you think these people are?
They retain such knowledge among themselves and more to boot....They are not primitve tribesmen
riding camels and sorting flintlocks...
These are sophisticated and battle hardened their way they are doing what darpa does for us....
I do get a kind of kick out of the novel ways they are coming u with to kill us though....
Two entirely different styles there....we make high tech its a B2 Sirit
They make high tech its a drone Toyota....

posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 03:17 PM
I did a little bit of quick research on Thermal Batteries. The main characteristics that need to be emulated by a terrorist replacement device are:
- high energy and power density
- ruggedized to withstand severe mechanical stresses of acceleration, shock, vibration and spin

Unless the missile requires the thermal properties of these batteries, I don't see why it's thought to be so difficult to find a replacement.

In any event, all of the technology discussed in the OP sources are relatively easy to build. And even a basic understanding of their opponent's defensive systems and countermeasures would lead a somewhat creative person to design and build them.

How could any intelligence agency believe that these mundane technological hacks are beyond the capability of this terrorist group? We have High School students in the US that could design and build stuff like this!


posted on Mar, 13 2016 @ 04:47 PM
Portland-Bound Missiles Found On Air Serbia Flight

posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:07 AM

originally posted by: 5StarOracle
Portland-Bound Missiles Found On Air Serbia Flight

I started a thread on that topic:

posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 12:57 PM
a reply to: DexterRiley
True most technical and detailed manuals can be Googled ..
We give away our own technological advancements to be later on be struck by it..

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