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1 day, 10 hours ago on Taking Down ISIS: Jack Murphy on Sun News
@Kimsey @CarpeNoctem I'm Commander Shepard and I approve this message.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Taking Down ISIS: Jack Murphy on Sun News
@JHR @JackMurphyRGR It's BS reporting, that's all. Perhaps a controlled "leak" to signal something, but that is generous.
3 days, 23 hours 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.
4 days, 16 hours ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist
@Waterborne That doesn't make any sense.
4 days, 19 hours ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist
I was being sarcastic. ISIS has nothing to do with Obama's PR people. That's hilarious.
5 days, 16 hours 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.
5 days, 17 hours ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist
Nah that ain't it.
5 days, 21 hours ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist
@infinitycactus Good fucking question.
6 days, 9 hours 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 week, 2 days 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...
1 week, 3 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson
@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...
2 weeks, 5 days 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...
2 weeks, 6 days 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.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Massacre of Sinjar
@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.
3 weeks ago on The Massacre of Sinjar
@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 ago on Action, Inaction, and Consequences For the Future of American Foreign Policy
@HugeFan Nadeesha's story isn't over yet...
1 month, 1 week 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.
1 month, 1 week 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.
1 month, 2 weeks 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.
1 month, 2 weeks 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.
1 month, 3 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 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.
@islanddude58 I haven't smiled since 1998.
2 months 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 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.
2 months, 1 week ago on SEAL Team Six Throws OPSEC to the Wind, Next Time Use Delta Force or Rangers…
@Grigori Thank you for pointing me in the right direction! I would like to write more on India. I think a series on Indian SOF is in order next time.
2 months, 1 week ago on India’s Secret Wars Part 5: Reforming the System
@YankeePapa There is a spot of good news though, there have been historians that have interviewed our SOF troops during deployments which were recorded. I was interviewed along with many, many others. Combine that with documents and drone footage, there will be a more complete account of this war than any other in the past.
Lost faith in the Mail after my Benghazi media blitzkrieg when they couldn't even get my age right... Anyway: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2660904/How-elite-Delta-Force-took-Benghazi-suspect-without-firing-shot-tricked-way-compound-BIN-LADEN-STYLE-RAID.html
2 months, 1 week ago on Delta Snatch and Grab Operation in Libya
@Loren Schofield You mean a half chub?
2 months, 1 week ago on Special Forces in Zombieland, Afghanistan
@lowvis13 Yes, it has at least three.
2 months, 1 week ago on India’s Secret Wars Part 3: Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
@YankeePapa Hilarious! I didn't understand the full subcontext as Dhar used the word.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on India’s Secret Wars Part 2: Intelligence Bureau (IB)
@Grigori @ArcticWarrior Awesome background! I think you are probably on target, much more so than the Indian government would ever acknowledge.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on India’s Secret Wars Part 1: Pakistan, Sikhs and Corruption
@ArcticWarrior Mixed track record fighting the Maoists, but yes, India most definitely wages proxy wars against Pakistan. Part of that will be detailed in this series.
@DannyGreene @JackMurphyRGR That picture is so low res that you can't PID anyone in it and it does not display any operational methods, so there is no OPSEC or PERSEC issue involved. If there was I never would have published it here to begin with. The only reason to take it down is because this article hits a little close to home. Granted, I could have posted some Marine Scout-Snipers with their SS flag and if I had some pictures of Rangers with Templar flags I would post those just to even this out because the article is intended as a critique of SOF in general, more on the Army side if anything.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Cults of Special Operations