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@Coriolanus @RaymondTaber @JackMurphyRGR I'm cool with it provided they cite us.
7 hours, 25 minutes ago on The Harmonious Fist Of China: Twenty Years of Strategy In The Making
I was once in a study group in college for a final exam with one Chinese American and two Chinese nationals from the mainland. We were having a conversation about China and I asked about Falun Gong and what the real deal was with them. You could have heard a pin drop in the room. I didn't realize it at the time but as you mention, overseas students are used as spies. One of their main functions is to monitor Chinese dissident groups trying to organize over seas. The reason for the silence is that they knew that whatever they said would get reported to higher...
1 day, 5 hours ago on The Harmonious Fist Of China: Twenty Years of Strategy In The Making
@OutlawDELTA @MerkMan Like the 75th but they also have the domestic counter-terrorism mission which FBI's HRT has here in the US.
1 week, 4 days ago on Australia’s Response to the Islamic State Threat
Keep it gangster! Some much needed humor on this site!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Today’s Military: Too Dysfunctional to, uh, Function? An Unscientific Analysis.
@Fred82 @JamesFranklinMorris @JackMurphyRGR I think my guy was in it for power and prestige. He was cozying up to the bad guys for social mobility I believe. Then again, maybe they were giving him cold hard cash as well.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Never Underestimate the Bad Guys
Been there Jim. I had a guy with my indig who was selling us out to the enemy.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Never Underestimate the Bad Guys
@Ryshart Yup, that's him!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Street Fighting: Fight Speed
@SBGiMuayThai I can understand the skepticism. I know Jim and I know some of his former team mates and students. I've also seen his documentation.
@SBGiMuayThai I know Jim West personally. If you would like to meet him please let me know and I'll make arrangements.
3 weeks ago on Taking Down ISIS: Jack Murphy on Sun News
@Kimsey @CarpeNoctem I'm Commander Shepard and I approve this message.
@JHR @JackMurphyRGR It's BS reporting, that's all. Perhaps a controlled "leak" to signal something, but that is generous.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist
@Waterborne I'm still not seeing any actual evidence that Obama supports ISIS. That's just politically charged conjecture.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist
@Waterborne That doesn't make any sense.
I was being sarcastic. ISIS has nothing to do with Obama's PR people. That's hilarious.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist
This morning it was a little overcast outside. I really can't believe this administration.
Nah that ain't it.
@infinitycactus Good fucking question.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Yezidi Protest the United Nations for Inaction
@CTactical When and where did I say that men and women in uniform should not be afforded protection or the option to use force?
1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson
@Txazz Proxy…pawn. I kind of thought it went without saying. No one picked up on the irony of the picture I used to lead this story with...
@traumamama Understand your operational environment...
@Txazz @JackMurphyRGR @leiber @YankeePapa They are here in the US, it is other family members that were trapped on the mountain. His father and mother escaped some how by moving overland on foot...
1 month, 1 week ago on The Massacre of Sinjar
@jeaton275 Send me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org
@traumamama The same dude who went on Fox and said that the Malaysian airlines flight that went down in the Pacific was actually hijacked and magically flown to Kandahar where the passengers were then off load and held hostage around Afghanistan...
1 month, 1 week ago on Limited US Airstrikes Authorized in Northern Iraq
@leiber @YankeePapa I would definitely head over there to help fight ISIS if I was able to.
@aleph @Txazz I sure wish I knew what the hell you were talking about... I don't recall mentioning Gaza in this article or referring to terrorists as freedom fighters but if you prefer to frame an argument I've never made so that you have something to argue against, go right ahead. Just don't expect me to do anything other than laugh at you though.
@Txazz @Kiyabear @YankeePapa He's still alive thankfully.
@Barnes @JackMurphyRGR The guys who fought alongside the Islamists yeah.
@Barnes Not terrorists but freedom fighters in this case. ISIS are the terrorists.
@Kiyabear @JohnChristopher1 That's news to me. The people behind the neo-con movement were not Jews.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Action, Inaction, and Consequences For the Future of American Foreign Policy
@HugeFan Nadeesha's story isn't over yet...
2 months ago on Direct Action: Epilogue
@joesig @Recon6 @JHR @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @Barnes I'm willing to entertain a conversation about professional ethics, but your statements are also filled with speculation about what I did or did not do, how you think things should or should not have happened, and you are conflating OPSEC, Classification, and NDAs, which are not terms that can be used interchangeably in many cases.
If I seem like I don't take this seriously enough, it isn't because I think I'm beyond reproach or lack humility, but rather that I am somewhat jaded at this point. If you go back and read my past articles you will see that half of them had people angry at me for writing about that topic. Often they make charges of OPSEC/PERSEC violations without even knowing what those terms mean. I've published articles on sensitive projects and cite my sources, books published 30 years ago, and still get chewed out over it.
I understand and respect the need to protect sources and methods as well as operational techniques. This one was a while back and as you point out, isn't that secret to begin with. Yes, I know about the "other stuff" and will not be talking about that here although it is very interesting what we can do with TTL these days.
From your perspective, much of my work on this site and elsewhere becomes a criminal action. I've repeatedly cited Wikileaks documents, such as diplomatic cables when I wrote about Chris Stevens and Benghazi. I've talked to confidential sources placed in many different places in the US government and used that information to write books and articles. This has pissed a lot of people off and has sparked investigations in the FBI, US Army, US Navy, and USASFC. Those are the ones I'm aware of anyway. Yes, I acknowledge your point of view and I also believe in the importance of OPSEC and this article does push the limits. However, I am no longer under many of the constraints that I was when I was Active Duty.
2 months ago on Dear CIA: Thank You for Not Killing Me
I don't have a SSO and I never ask for the government's permission prior to publishing.
@joesig @Barnes I invite official scrutiny.
Rachael Marsden uses tons of fake accounts and emails to fuck with SOF and Intel people. She is a dyed in the wool certifiable lunatic. You have been warned.
2 months, 1 week ago on Navy SEAL or Internet Catfish? Operators Beware
@JamesFranklinMorris @YankeePapa @JackMurphyRGR @alexanderscrawford It depends who is making the denial. It some cases it is lies.
2 months, 1 week ago on Winning Hearts and Minds In Iraq
@JamesFranklinMorris @Blake Miles You should read Jim's memoir if you haven't already Blake. Your jaw will hit the ground at how little the SF mission has changed.
@YankeePapa @alexanderscrawford @JackMurphyRGR Ah, damn…makes me so depressed.
@alexanderscrawford @JackMurphyRGR Good point about NGO's being just as corrupt and broken as any of the others actors we have to deal with. Sending a toxic NGO to fix a toxic government probably isn't going to work. This is one of the biggest problems I think we face right now, the lack of harmony between our various military units, agencies, and policy makers. I've written about this in our book about Benghazi and in several articles but those words are usually met with violent denials.
@alexanderscrawford @JackMurphyRGR Seemed like a good dude, I worked with him in Tal Afar. If you look at the COIN manual NGO's are incorporated right into the strategy so what he is working on makes sense.
@alexanderscrawford Is Major Penner a Civil Affairs officer? I so, I know him from Iraq.
Change the names and places and I had the same experience. It kills me that I left those guys behind but I'm extremely proud that they didn't need me to kick ISIS out of their city.
Guys this is embarrassing. I did not write this article. My friend John Fitz did.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Women in Combat: Equal Rights for Few or Financially Sound for All?
@Africanadian @Recon6 Actually that bit about the US supporting SADF incursions into Angola and than "abandoning" them is a bit of revisionist history after the war was already over and the South Africans lost. This narrative was, and is, an attempt to regain some national pride. No military wants to take the blame for a defeat. Virtually every SADF vet I've met believes this story although the actual supporting evidence for the "sell out" is flimsy to say the least.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on An Army Green Beret’s Open Letter to Glenn Beck On Iraq
The thing about Beck is that he changes his tune so often that he pretty much just goes in whatever direction the wind is blowing that day. He spouts off different stuff everyday just to see what will stick.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on An Army Green Beret’s Open Letter to Glenn Beck On Iraq
@islanddude58 I haven't smiled since 1998.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Episode 98 – Oliver North On Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
@chunkielover63 Yes, I would disagree with him on that point as well. Also, on exporting the Iranian revolution which was a failure abroad. I think Marty and Leo are on their way back home now...
Back too the future it sounds like. Although it is a crass comparison, Nuristan kind of sounds like the central highlands...
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Nuristan: Of Kipling and American Valor
@RVN SF VET @SEAL76 @1SG_LEO_200 I'm sorry that I'm just seeing this. You are quite correct, the Chinese conduct open source intelligence gathering on a industrial scale.
3 months ago on SEAL Team Six Throws OPSEC to the Wind, Next Time Use Delta Force or Rangers…