Billy the Shit
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@Python 1 Do you mean they should have had authorisation to kill the unarmed civilians, like they almost did in the book?
1 year, 3 months ago on Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Movie Trailer: UDT/SEAL Poem Explained
@whoknows32 By chance I've just read the awful book, it is full of factual errors, exaggeration, etc. See http://www.darack.com/sawtalosar/ for a more realistic depiction of the heroic but illfated stuff that happenened and why. I was shocked that the SEAL team was so close of committing a war crime. I have a few questions yes. Many others have too I understand from browsing the web.
Pretty soon women will enter the 75th Rangers, so from that point on, yelling "elevate those feet" will no longer be allowed.
1 year, 3 months ago on No Shit There I Was…If You Don’t Have a Tab, Hit the Slab
What are the chances that some time ago the NSA had a super secret project that created someting called the TOR network? Of which they secretly can monitor the info flows? Now that would have been some move!
1 year, 3 months ago on Beyond Borders: What is Domestic Surveillance?
I'm glad they left out the part where the K9 pilot crashed the stealth helicopter :-)
Bigelow made a Hollywood entertainment movie, not a documentary.
1 year, 4 months ago on Johnny-Come-Lately: Zero Dark Thirty Review
I saw this cartoon somewhere today that stated: If Snowden wants to escape the US judge, his only option is Guantanamo!
1 year, 4 months ago on Edward Snowden Charged under the Espionage Act – flees Hong Kong
BUD/S is really tough for anybody to go through. But once passed, am I wrong to assume that SOF operations afterwards (usually...) are not as strenuous as BUD/S? If I'm not wrong, if a woman passes BUD/S, she would be qualified for ops.
1 year, 4 months ago on US Lags Behind Israel & S. Korea with Allowing Women in Spec Ops Units
So this is almost as tough as BUD/S?
1 year, 4 months ago on Spartan Death Race
I was wondering, in what kind of documents/agreements is the CBA mechanism defined (i.e. "only the president may grant CBA").Who defined these rules and when?
1 year, 4 months ago on Benghazi – Cross Border Authority
Very fascinating story.
1 year, 4 months ago on Castle Itter: Strangest Battle Of The War? (Part 2)
@MikePerry2 You overestimate our capacity to be patient when confronted with these kind of stories! Good stuff! (at the end of the article part deux was promised June 2..)
1 year, 4 months ago on Castle Itter: Strangest Battle of the War (Part 1)
Kristin is obviously a hero. Fortunately, so is SOFREP. Come on America, it's 2013, enough of the stone age mentality and hypocrisy.
1 year, 4 months ago on Breaking: Meet The First Female Navy SEAL, Kristin Beck
So who is going to play you in the movie?
1 year, 5 months ago on John Brennan’s Political Purges Within the CIA
@sahaldelta Yes it was all over the news, but though he cut it out, he did not really eat it.
1 year, 5 months ago on Battlefield America: Literary Reflux in 500 Words or Less, #2
Are we sure it wasn't training for the new Olympic discipline of 100 Meters Dodging Police Bullets?
1 year, 5 months ago on Brazilian Police: How Not to Do Aerial Platform Support
@flhtse05 I'm afraid that's exactly the mentality that has created the popular hobby called terrorism. The more you destroy, the more repercussions you create.
1 year, 5 months ago on U.S. Foreign Policy Lost…and Found
Excellent piece with statements that are seldom found in the mainstream media. If only Americans would start looking in the mirror and assess the cost/benefits (action/reaction mechanisms) of their actions in foreign territory. For that, more knowledge and understanding of other cultures is essential. But how many can accurately pinpoint say Alaska on a map?
Interesting post, but man you make a lot of grammatical errors.
1 year, 6 months ago on MC-12 Liberty Down in Afghanistan
Incredible that the terrorist is still alive after all the firefights.
1 year, 6 months ago on Chechen Terrorists Hit Boston: Suspect Captured
I will listen later on, but what weapon exactly are you (all) carrying on the photo Brandon?
1 year, 6 months ago on The Ian Scotto Show w/Guest #001: Navy SEAL Brandon Webb
Interesting article (No shit, there I was journalism): http://www.vice.com/read/al-qaeda-wants-africa-000251-v20n4?Contentpage=-1
1 year, 6 months ago on Two Months of Fighting in Mali: Updates
Another excellent story.
How about a potential SOFREP book bundling all the No Shit There I Was adventures?
1 year, 7 months ago on War Stories: Insurgent Roadblock, Baghdad 2006
@SEAN SPOONTS With that shirt I don't see the need for bringing that VS17 panel.
FBI on HRT&dogs: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cirg/tactical-operations/the-quiet-professional
1 year, 7 months ago on SOFREP Exclusive: FBI’s HRT Kill New York Shooter
@JackMurphyRGR We use dogs for wild boar hunting, knowingly risking their health/lives, so the cuteness is not the issue here. I'm just surprised that such expensive dogs are used in this specific way, it's not something every "SWAT"-like outfit (apologies HRT) employs.
But I do hope that the new Distinguished Warfare Medal is posthumously awarded to Ape instead of 9-to-5 drone killers.
Have we replaced tear gas and flashbang grenades for sacrificing k9's?
History Channel TV has a nice episode in it's History's Raiders series called The Desert Raiders which presents the special operations in the North-African desert as mentioned above.
The whole series is interesting by the way, lot's of early commando/SF stuff.
1 year, 7 months ago on Blair “Paddy” Mayne, a Special Air Service ‘Original’
@LauraWalkerKC Hence the word "covert".
1 year, 7 months ago on Benghazi: Six Months of Deceit
Just suppose women could be SOF, would you dare to date them?
What would they look like?
I don't know about you, but somehow I can't stop fantasizing...
1 year, 7 months ago on The Inconvenient Truth About Women and Combat (Part 2)
@dwestfall @ArcticWarrior Yeah, I suppose this is what modern war looks like in reality, and that the average media do not show us.
Interesting photo, what am I looking at?
What exactly has changed since Vietnam?
1 year, 8 months ago on Endangered Fundamentals of Warfighting
Algerian sources say DNA tests are currently carried out, nothing sure as yet (but let's hope he's by now aware that the 72 virgins were an illusion).
1 year, 8 months ago on Abou Zeid,Top al-Qaeda Commander, Killed in Mali
@JackMurphyRGR Googled a bit since I can often hear them singing from my house when they're training close by (in France):
they already lost a soldier in Mali: http://foreignlegion.info/2013/02/20/legionnaire-killed-in-mali/
1 year, 8 months ago on Opération Serval: Order of Battle
Jack, am I correct to say then that there isn't much involvement of the Légion Etrangère (Foreign Legion)? They kind of have a history in this region.
@Romadave @Billy Mexico, now that's a dangerous shithole :-)
1 year, 8 months ago on French SOF Arrive in Cameroon Following Kidnapping of Family
@Romadave I understand why they are in Africa, it's beautiful and they really need help, but then leave your children in a relatively safe place, do not take them to the most remote area of Cameroon near the border with a.o. Nigeria, take notice of the other attack the day before, and beware that terrorists are very active all over the region hunting for French citizens.
And now French SOF members have to risk their lives too.
In this region there are no safe areas anymore for Westerners, let alone French. So why the hell take your kids there, to high risk areas (in this case formerly thought be safe, yeah right) where you're easily kidnapped?
Maybe "it all started" with this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War
USA's first fight regarding Libya was over 200 hundred years ago!
We probably haven't seen the last :-)
1 year, 8 months ago on Interview: What Happened in Benghazi?
Very impressive story!!!
NB. As a non-military I'm curious, with all such shooting, to what extent does one damage his hearing?
1 year, 8 months ago on Rangers: Against All Odds (Part 2)