Tag Iraq

OP SHADER Pictures and Video

RAF Tornado GR4's at RAF Akrotiri Cyprus being armed with the Paveway IV Laser Guided Bomb.

A collection of images and videos from Operation SHADER, the UK operation against ISIS, in Iraq. RAF Tornado aircraft armed with Paveway IV precision guided bombs and supported by Voyager tankers have conducted a number of armed recce missions over…

The Twitter Fight Against ISIS

Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and other social media platforms are revolutionising the way conflicts are reported upon, influenced and to record events as they happen. Real time intelligence is possible to extract and the impact of a single image tweeted around the…

A Failure of Intelligence?

Comments yesterday from General Sir Peter Wall on the ISIL/ISIS took me rather by surprise. Isil has committed grotesque acts of terrorism, but I am not [sure] what kind of understanding we have of their strength and capabilities. We have to be…

UK Aid Destined for Iraq

A collection of images from Brize Norton showing humanitarian aid being loaded onto RAF C130 Hercules aircraft in preparation for air dropping over Iraq. Included in the package are; Supplies include reusable filtration containers filled with clean water, tarpaulins and basic…

A World in Turmoil

With news that the US will be going to war in Iraq, again, I am reminded of this clip from the Godfather III   Whilst the Twittersphere has gone into meltdown about Gaza it remains largely silent on the horrific crimes…