Unlike the Obama administration, I’m going with ISIS rather than ISIL. The “L” stands for the Lavant — an area larger than Syria and Iraq (including Lebanon and Jordan). I don’t want to give the Islamo-fascist state’s ambitions more play than they deserve. Anyway, the remote control gun above indicates that ISIS is nothing if not creative in its desire to control the oil fields that sustain its economy. The sooner and more convincingly they’re destroyed the better.
“Just when you thought we’d nailed the art of firing chunks of metal at each other at immense speeds,” dailymail.co.uk snarks, “a US weapons firm has shown it can do it faster. An electromagnetic railgun has been tested firing bullets at Mach 6 – six times the speed of sound. Designed by San Diego-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS), the Blitzer railgun uses electromagnets to send its projectiles hurtling off at thousands of miles per hour.” That would be six times the speed of sound. The main advantages over traditional explosives are stated as improved safety – due to less explosives on board – and could drastically reduce the costs.” Reduced costs. Sure.