Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It's not the new world comin' that Mama Cass foresaw

Not comin' in peace, joy, or love.

Pentagon Confronts a New Threat From ISIS: Exploding Drones, by Michael S. Schmidt and Eric Schmitt.  (The New York Times, 10/11/2016)
Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq last week shot down a small drone the size of a model airplane. They believed it was like the dozens of drones the terrorist organization had been flying for reconnaissance in the area, and they transported it back to their outpost to examine it. 
But as they were taking it apart, it blew up, killing two Kurdish fighters in what is believed to be one of the first times the Islamic State has successfully used a drone with explosives to kill troops on the battlefield.

Commercially, Mama Cass's solo career was a bust -- 6 singles, none of them charting higher than #30.

"New World Comin'" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in late January 1970, spent 7 weeks on the chart and peaked at #42.

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