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@CL0VR I'm pretty sure that training, knowledge, and resources will beat will power every time. Some half starved Jihadi out in the desert has a ton of will power, but that won't save him from A-10's doing strafing runs on his ass.
9 hours, 59 minutes ago on Gene-Doping and the Birth of the Super-Operator
Kathleen can be my evil doer and I'll be her Black Water man.
19 hours ago on The Kathleen Belew Veteran Stereotype
@flagg Recent developments in neuroscience appear to agree with that assessment.
1 day, 6 hours ago on Gene-Doping and the Birth of the Super-Operator
@pamlful After watching these videos, I think she is missing a lot of stuff. For starters, she doesn't realize that people like me became soldiers because of who we already are, not that the Army made us into sociopaths and then cut us loose on America after the war.
1 day, 7 hours ago on The Kathleen Belew Veteran Stereotype
@LawyerHandle Old girl could probably write volumes about the shit running through my head on a daily basis!
@ArcticWarrior @LawyerHandleDid you guys see that outlandish report from the SPLC stating that right wing extremist groups have increased their membership by like 5000% since Obama became President? The report had ZERO citations and no notes on their statistical methods at all.
@BrandonWebb @JackMurphyRGR I'm not about turning lesbians, I'm about turning anti-war types. Deep down she wants to go slumming with dudes like us, trust me on this...
1 day, 13 hours ago on The Kathleen Belew Veteran Stereotype
I think Kathleen is cute. She just needs a barrel chested freedom fighter in her life.
@SEAL76 @JackMurphyRGRA lot of people did business with the Nazis, including on this side of the Atlantic.
3 days, 17 hours ago on DRA-10: Switzerland’s Black Ops in Libya
@SEAL76 Yes and no. They run a sizable arms trade and have kept it going because of the economic benefits, however, that does not mean Swiss policy aligns with any of the countries you mention. But yes, there have been exceptions to the neutrality policy, it sometimes exists in the context of "plausible deniability" I think.
3 days, 19 hours ago on DRA-10: Switzerland’s Black Ops in Libya
@Tom_H I translated the article and didn't see anything in there about gunshot wounds in Mali or Iraq, just questions about a possible deployment to Mali.
1 week ago on DRA-10: Switzerland’s Black Ops in Libya
@clluelo I think this is the double edged sword that SOF units, particularly in democracies face. On one hand there is a need for secrecy, on the other hand there is a need for public support for the troops. This effects everything from recruiting to unit funding.
1 week, 5 days ago on Canadian SOF: Operation Flintlock in Niger
@SEAL76 I did staff duty a few times up at 5th Group's headquarters. Part of your duties is to do a security check and make sure all of the unit's facilities are locked up. Just by going around the unit turning door knobs you would not believe where I could walk right into...and so could anyone else.
1 week, 5 days ago on NCIS and Navy Investigating Stolen Military Technology
@jimmorris I agree. A lot of guys beat their chest and say "fuck 'em, they're just gooks/hodgies." Now you got active duty SOF operators cracking up in PTSD clinics. It ain't for no reason. Karma can be a bitch, but some things are so dark that others will do anything to avoid the issue. I'm not as interested in Karma as much as I'm interested in justice.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes
@SGT_H CSM Walker did that? Fucking bad ass.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on USMC’s “Re-awakening” Initiative & A Needed Look in the Mirror
@DL_Fleming @Badlander I thought long and hard about it. As I said, I've lost sleep over this issue for several years.
1 month ago on Why The White House Hasn’t Released Photos Of Osama bin Laden’s Corpse
@TheNorthRemembers Now that I looked at the article, I am glad that they picked up on the main point.
@TheNorthRemembers I love how "over a hundred" quickly becomes "hundreds" or "thousands" when people pick up this story.
@DL_Fleming You're describing a self licking ice cream cone. Who is the blue falcon here, the guys engaging in death squad tactics or the guy who wrote about the most minor crime out of a long list of them? Serious question to think about. I know I should think about the "greater good" and protect the "name brand." I've heard it before and I've had friends turn their backs on me because I won't let this issue drop. I think that if people had the whole story, it would become a lot more clear as to why I wrote this, and maybe one day they will.
@KESStrong @Jaycel AdkinsYes, he completely missed the point of this article but so did most people.
@YankeePapa @JohnChristopher1A lot of the drama and suspicion between India and Pakistan could be seen as akin of that between the Jews and Muslims in the Middle East. It's bitter.
@Jaycel Adkins Huh, so it's not just me saying this stuff...
1 month ago on Modern Day Navy SEALs Losing Their Maritime Technology Edge