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I'd go you one further.  Open a "School of the Americas" for these illegal aliens.  Offer an intensive one year course on the US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, free market economics, the principles of liberty and individual rights.  And then send them home to overthrow the Leftist, klepocratic failed states that have made them so miserable that they were compelled to leave.



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I think in your call for reasoned debate and discourse you've lost sight of the fact that an act of cruel barbarity has occurred.  A passenger airliner with 283 men, women and children was blown to pieces.  They fell from the sky for 3-5 minutes, some were conscious during that fall.  Don't you think a little moral outrage is justified here?

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@JohnChristopher1 If Mr. Dicky had wanted to be respected for being a cook, he would have gotten it.

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While I see the point that Chief Webb is trying to make here, I can't really agree with the analogy chosen to make that point.  The Iranian Airbus shot down by the USS Vincennes was hailed repeatedly to alter course to avoid overflying the ship which was engaged in a running gun battle with Iranian patrol boats.  This Aegis Class Cruiser was only in those waters because the Iranians were firing shorebased Silkworm anti-ship cruise missiles at ships from various Western and Asian nations sailing in international waters that it considered enemies for helping Iraq or alternately, for not helping Iran to defeat Iraq.  The US Navy was there performing one of its three primary missions which is ensure the Freedom of the High Seas.  The Airbus was misidentified as MILAIR instead of COMAIR it's true,  But as the 9/11 attacks surely demonstrated a contact being a commercial airliner isn't any assurance of innocence.  Under the ROEs in place at that time, any air contact of uncertain identification that refused to alter its course or even identify itself was to be considered a hostile in the absence of evidence to the contrary.. And we made no secret of those ROEs to Iran or the world.  


In contrast the Malaysian Airliner was flying at cruise speed and altitude for a commercial airliners in an established Commercial Air corridor.  The Russians(lets not kid ourselves here by calling them "Separatists") made no attempt to identify the aircraft or discern its intentions and gave no prior notice to the world that it would shoot down any plane that overflew its territory.  And unlike the Vincennes incident there will be no investigation by the Russian Government to find out what went wrong or how future incidents like this can be prevented.  I think the Russian part in all this was a combination of incompetence, a callous disregard for human life and a total disregard for international laws common among civilized nations.  I don't think the United States was guilty of those things in the Persian Gulf in 1988 when that Airbus was brought down.


I think a more fitting analogy would be the sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-boat in 1915.  The Lusitania was a british passenger liner sailing for England out of NY.  She was struck by a single torpedo by the U-20 which was captained by a skipper who had a reputation for sinking any ship he could bring his tubes to bear on including neutral flagged vessels and even a hospital ship.  Capt. Schwieger took his shot in fog at the Lusitania without any attempt to determine her flag or whether she was a cargo ship(a legitimate target) or a passenger liner(not a legit target). 

 1,198 men, women and children perished, not one of them was in uniform.  Included in the dead were 128 Americans.


Like Russia today, Germany refused to follow the rules of armed conflict.  In this particular case, they practiced unrestricted submarine warfare in violation of international treaties by torpedoing a passenger liner without warning.  In its time, it was an act of international terrorism with a casualty count unrivaled until the Titanic sinking.


In the Lusitania sinking the United States reacted with angry condemnation which Germany did not give much notice to.  America was an entire ocean away and had a army of only 100,000, while Germany's numbered some 4 million. The German Navy could easily outmatch the US navy ship for ship and gun for gun and the Army Air Corps was a couple dozen two seaters used to spot artillery.  The Kaiser basically told us to pound sand.  18 months later, when Germany 'formally' announced that it would practice unrestricted submarine warfare the Kaiser expected that the US might join the Allies.  The result was the infamous Zimmerman Telegraph where Germany invited Mexico to join the Central Powers and invade Texas, Arizona and New Mexico to keep America busy fighting at home.  The disclosure of that telegram resulted in the US declaring war on the Central Powers.


In the the Malaysian Airlines shootdown it would seem as if all of Europe is cast as the military joke that the Kaiser viewed America as in 1915.  If Putin thought retaliation from the EU was any kind of credible threat he might have been a little more tidy about his missiles getting loose.  This Malaysian airlines incident really isn't our fight unless we want to make it ours to teach the barbaric Russians a lesson. And this President lacks the moral authority or even the moral clarity to teach anybody anything.

Unfortunately, the EU doesn't have the balls (or the bats) to make it their fight either, so seriously have they neglected their own militaries.  So, the EU will still get its oil and gas from Putin, there will be a big funeral and some group shrieks of grief from the EU and that's it. 


 Putin gets away with it as the world continues to slouch its way back to Gomorrah and barbarity.




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Well, in all fairness to the guy, he did "Serve Special Forces,"......He served them food from behind a sneeze screen.  Maybe he had a green hair net?

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@BrandonWebb @JohnChristopher1 Poland better not let itself be bullied.  We're a weak ally to have right now.  Not sure they could count on us if the Russians started making noises at Warsaw.

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@YankeePapa @SEAL76 You make very good points here.  The US sent an advisory to the Gulf nations, with particular emphasis to Iraq and Iran that ANY planes approaching US vessels in the PG would be asked to identify themselves and their intent, and that the failure to do so could have dire consequences.  Half the PG is criss crossed by COMAIR corridors. Planes from all nations fill those skies constantly.  I guess its some kind of miracle that the supposedly green and panicked crew of the Vincennes didn't shoot all of them down just for being up there and failing to answer a hail.  The Iranians were utterly irresponsible for not rerouting their COMAIR around the areas where they engaged in hostile acts.  I think its cheap moral posturing for some to insist that the US be more responsible for the safety and wellbeing of Iranian air passengers than the Iranian gov't was willing to be. 

2 days, 22 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988

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@joesig @Kiyabear @LawyerHandle Notice you do that alot.  Announce yourself to be outside the wire and in mortal danger.  Why?  You want to talk about wasteful ODAs or  bullshit ROEs, you'll be well inside you lane and get a fair hearing.  But you're out of your lane on this subject and those brownies you're tossing don't come with any points.  

And you should be aware by now that cheap, artless insults directed at me and others here are not going to pass as a replacement for a reasoned defense of your position by you or excuse your lack of maturity in refusing to admit when you've got your facts wrong when you get caught cold.  Changing the subject simply isn't going to cut it around here with some people.  I'm some people.

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@joesig @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @majrod By all means read Steven Kinzer.  He writes for the New York Times and they can be trusted for unbiased news. Lol.  Here you can read Kinzer saying that the US should treat Israel like Iran. Cause, they're exactly alike, you see.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/06/02/israel-iran-twin-pariahs.html?cid=hp:mainpromo3

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@joesig @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @majrod Godwins law is a crock of shit.  A way for Leftists to deflect the fact that Nazism has a lot in common with modern liberal socialism.

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@joesig @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @Sir Drinksalot My head does hurt.  I've been bashing it with a hammer just to keep things fair for you.

3 days, 8 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988

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@JohnChristopher1 Neither was Mossadegh.  He was appointed PM.

3 days, 8 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988

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@joesig @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @majrod Adolph Hitler was also elected Democratically under the Weimar Republic system.  It doesn't mean that what he did after he was elected didn't make him a dictator.  


I'm happy to let readers of these comments judge for themselves whether you or I have correct understanding of Mossadegh and whether you pitching is better than my hitting.



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@joesig @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @majrod Adolph Hitler was elected too.  It doesn't mean he wasn't a dictator.  Your dodges are so weak.  Please put a little more effort into them.  The least you can to is entertain me.

3 days, 9 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988

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@joesig @Sir Drinksalot Point #2.  The Vincennes broadcast warnings on BOTH the mili and civ guard channels.  The ATC tower in Tehran would have also been monitoring that channel. It's 121.5 MHz(not too lazy to look it up)  The cockpit voice recorder caught part of the hails from the Vincennes but the pilots and Tehran ATC were talking over it instead of Shutting the Fuck UP immediately to see what was coming over the Emergency Channel.  Which they should have done.  The recorder did have one of the warnings in its entirety that the international investigators believe should have been clearly audible to both the tower and the Iranian Airbus.


Point 7.  The Vincennes did not have the ability to broadcast on Tehran's' ATC channel.  The Vincennes, in monitoring that channel would not have had a clear picture of what that aircraft was doing.  The Vincennes was not tracking that plane by its flight number but by a CIC assigned track number.  ATC would have used its flight number which would have told the Vincennes very little about what the plane was doing.


Point 4.  While the Airbus was ascending Rogers was told by the Air Defense boss in CIC that the plane was descending instead.  Rogers acted on that information, incorrect as it proved to be later.  He did not run over and personally check the information for himself.  If you've ever been in Aegis class ship's CIC you understand why that is impractical.


Point 8.  The Capt. was reacting to circumstances not only from that day and that year, but also in the last 9 minutes.  It was an Aegis class Air Defense Cruiser trying to use its sensors and weapons against small patrol boats and not swarms of Russian bombers and cruise missiles.  It was not a fight the ship was designed for, or one the crew was especially trained for. The Iranian boats were radioing for help and in the midst of all this the Vincennes discovered a plane had taken off from Tehran was was bearing down on them. This plane was originally tracked and ID'd as an F-14 which may or may not have been present at Tehran and may have taken off from another runway.  It's track got mixed up with the COMAIR track of the Airbus.  There was also prior intel that the the Iranians had been putting Mil Freq IFF transponders in civilian A/C and flying them around to confuse the Iraqis and the US as to how many F-14s they had flying.  We had embargoed any spare parts to Iran for their Tomcats after the fall of the Shah and the Iranians were trying to hid the fact that most were broken and grounded.


And again, you make the mistake that most critics make 25 years after the fact.  You possess more information about the threat level than Rogers did at the time(then again maybe not) and then find fault in him for not acting as you would with perfect hindsight.  That's sure easy.

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@joesig @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @majrod Joe, I don't dispute that oil is a factor in our dealings with Iran. but it wasn't really a factor for us.  Iranian oil went to Europe,  We bought oil from the Saudis and Kuwatis mostly.  My point was to correct the nonsense you were spouting about the US overthrowing a "popularly elected" Mossadegh and destroying the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people.  And the observation that when you are confronted with the clear facts you don't recant is tell on you that is unflattering to say the very least.

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@JHR I think anyone who looked at all the fact surrounding the downing of the Iranian Airliner would have reached the same conclusion the Navy Board of Review reached.  That under the Rules of engagement and the circumstances of that moment Capt. Rogers acted reasonably and measured in the interests of protecting his ship and crew.  I would invite readers to consider that in the Soviet shoot down of KAL 007 there was no such review board held by the Russians and there isn't going to be one for the shootdown of MA-17 either.


And while it is very easy to sit back after 25 years and judge the decisions of a military commander in a fight, those critics ignore the fact that their critical judgement includes more complete information about what happened than Capt. Rogers had when he made those decisions.


The Iranians never accepted any responsibility for their actions in the lead up to the shoot down of their Airbus either.  Which is not really surprising given that they were sowing mines in international waters and shooting missiles at oil tankers in the Persian Gulf trying to destabilize oil markets.  Between Iraq and Iran there were nearly 500 attacks on shipping in the Persian Gulf.  While it was the Iraqis who hit the USS Stark, it was an Iranian mine that blew the bottom out of the USS Roberts. 

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@joesig @majrod "To simplify, Mossadegh was Iran's choice.  Not ours.  We stepped in and overthrew the choice of the Iranian people in violation of our democratic principals."  


This is wikipedia BS and if you did any actual study on this subject at all you would know this Joe.  


During the Cold War Soviet Propaganda portrayed America to the Muslims as this war mongering imperialist, greedy for cheap oil and eager to sell weapons to any tinpot regime that would do their bidding. Looks like you've bought that line too.  Here is the actual record on Mossadegh being "Their guy."


There is NOTHING in the 50 year career of Mossadegh to support any assertion that he had any interest in democracy or liberty for the Iranian people.  Not a provincial governor, not as a cabinet minister, not as a Prime Minister.  Mossadegh himself declared that a true leader ought to be;  “that person whose every word is accepted and followed by the people.”  That statement doesn't express any  "democratic principles" in our country .  Where did you ever get such ideas?


The fact is that any secularism displayed by Mossadegh was obliterated by the people he chose to help him attain power. Political  Ayatollahs like Modarres and Sistani going back to the 1920's.


Mossadegh was a run of the mile Muslim Strongman. Chosen(supposedly) for his virtue and Islamic purity who would then lead his people wherever HE decided he wanted them to go.  That doesn't make him any different than the Shah he deposed, or Saddam or Assad.  If that is what Democracy looks like to you, I'm prepared to argue you have no idea what Democracy actually is.


While he was Premier he never held a full meeting of his Ministers.  Not once.  He dissolved the upper house of the Iranian Congress when it refused to hand over control of the army to him.  He also shut down the lower house when it failed to support his budding dictatorship.  He shit canned the Supreme Court and the High Council on Currency because they would not print money on his orders. 

   Most of the time he was "Their Guy" in office  Tehran was on a curfew while the police kicked in doors in the middle of the night and arrested thousands of his political opponents.


He suspended a General election before all the races had been decided and instead used it to seize total power for himself when it looked liked the opposition would take over both houses of government.


Mossadegh had so totally isolated himself from the People(their guy) that groups that supported him were petitioning the UN to step in and have him removed.  That left him little choice but to turn to the Iranian Communist Party to prop him up.  There may have been a Democratic movement in Iran,


   .....but Mossadegh wasn't it.


That the Iranian Communist party was controlled and funded by the Soviets directly is a matter of public record.  THe KGB files make no bones about it.  If its hard for you to imagine the Soviets would help to destabilize Mossadegh so he would have to turn to them for help shows a stunning lack of imagination and a grasp of history on your part.  Had he not been deposed by a counter-coup, the Soviets would have eventually bumped him off and put their own guy in place.  That was the normal practice for them.


And to be clear. Iran had a Constitutional Monarchy.  It had a government that Mossadegh subverted for his own purposes after being appointed as Prime Minister by the Shah..  Mossadegh going down restored that Constitutional Monarchy to power.  If you want to claim that Iran's government wasn't democratic enough for your liking you can also denounce England, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and all the other nations with Constitutional Monarchies.





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@LawyerHandle Given the influx of Iranians after the Shah fell it's really not outside the box to imagine that Iran had intelligence operatives inside this country.

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@CarpeNoctem I commend you for not pretending to knowledge you don't possess.  Others here could learn something from you in that.

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@joesig @majrod Mossadegh habitually appeared at his street meetings holding a copy of the Koran.  Mossadegh liked to say that “anyone forgetting Islam is base and dishonourable, and should be killed.” 


 You never saw the mullahs like Khomeini doing anything like that, right? 

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@joesig @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @majrod Well Joe, since I'm prone to make dumb statements I have to rely on smart people like you to explain my dumbness to me.

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@YankeePapa @joesig @majrod YP, the internationl inquiry found that the Iranians were talking to ATC and not properly monitoring the emergency channel, which is there,...in case of an emergency like they one they were flying into.  Additionally, The Iranian gov't apparently felt no need to tell the Airline; "Hey in case you end up flying over an American warship today, we're engaging them with gun boats and warplanes today."

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@joesig @majrod @YankeePapa All aircraft are required by international aviation rules to respond when hailed on the civil aviation guard channel by anyone.  The Iranian pilots were either incompetent or arrogant fools not to respond.  They were flying into a declared area of hostile action.

5 days, 8 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988

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@majrod The Iranian airliner conducted itself as a threat.  The US announced the Persian Gulf to be a zone of hostile action.  It demanded that aircraft, ships and boats make contact with US vessels in those waters and seek permission to overfly or approach our ships.  The Iranian P-3s that Will mentioned above used their radars to plot the position of tankers for the Iranians to shoot missiles at later.  They flew morning and afternoon routinely.  Because they were not armed they were not treated as "threats" under the ROEs in place.  These P-3s also plotted the position of US ships to prevent accidentally firing a missile at them(which is what happened to the Stark)  Those Iranian P-3s made routine contact with US ships to announce their presence in the area and sometimes to request close aboard flybys of US vessels for ID purposes.  We routinely gave that permission as long as they kept a certain distance from the ship, which would lock on them with SA missiles.

  The Airliner in question was contacted repeatedly by the Vincennes CIC on both the military and Civil aviation guard channels which the Iranians were required to answer by international law and treaty.  They refused.  The Vincennes did not just pick up an Airbus on its radar that day but also an F-14 IFF transponder freq coming from the same airspace.   To Capt Rogers it appeared as if an F-14 was flying close formation to the Airbus.(The Iranians apparently had F-14 transponders on some of their airliners to confuse the Iraqi AF about their dispositions and movements.)  The Airbus was flying towards the Vincennes.  It was warned to change course repeatedly without reply.  Capt Rogers made a decision involving the safety of his vessel and its crew and brought the airliner down just 12 miles out, which at the speed of the AIrBus was only 2-3 minutes from the ship.  He wasn't on a hair trigger and eager to shoot someone out of the sky.  A Navy Board of Inquiry was held and Rogers was not only exonerated in his actions by his fellow Line Officers(who found his judgement under the circumstances sound) but he was decorated and promoted.

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@joesig @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @Barnes And my old boss used to say that riding a high horse seems like a lot of fun, until you fall off it.

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@KESStrong @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @joesig @Barnes You missed my point which I did go to some pains to try explain clearly.  No matter how many times you restate your same position, I disagree.  We want the enemy to know we are intercepting and salting their munitions.  We want them to know that.

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@YankeePapa @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) Well, I just wouldn't pay for a round trip ticket in advance.

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@joesig @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @Barnes I just don't think its something that ought to shift  you into high dudgeon. 


It's not a secret and hasn't been for a very long time.   And there is a reason for that too


Salting ammunition has a PSYOPS aspect to it.  You "salt" 3-5% of the munitions(if you are able) and then you let it leak that you are doing so.  The word reaches the enemy who tries to assure their own troops it's not true, and that the ammo is inspected for tampering.  When people get maimed or their weapons are rendered inoperative it now spreads apprehension not only about the ammo, but also about the command authority which lied to them.  The fact that unnamed Pentagon and 'government' officials confirmed these programs exist off the record suggests that the PSYOPS aspect is very much in play here.


None of the above I expect will influence your thinking on the subject, you seem to have found an OPSEC halo you want to crown yourself with for a while, so go ahead.

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http://news.sky.com/story/1302864/malaysian-plane-shot-down-with-295-on-board  Flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lampur. At high cruise altitude and speed.  If shot down by a surface to air missile it was probably a BUK launcher system which is mobile and on tracks.  Both Russia and the Ukraine have these.


The aircraft would have had a IFF transponder squawking identifying it as a commercial airliner.   The shootdown could have been due to confusion on the ground or intentional, but who flies commercial airliners over a war zone where they are shooting down planes with high tech weaponry?  Oh wait, of course,.... Malaysian Airlines. 

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@joesig @Barnes Spiked or salted ammo in Iraq and A-Stan have been open source for several years now.  Business Insider and the NY Times both reported on it in 2012. 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Bi3RPz_2E

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Great story.  Always wondered about whether that CIA program was being used against our enemies today.  Like the "Blue Steel" picture too.  It looks like you guys looted a Perkins Restaurant behind you.

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Remember when Ventura used to rail against both parties as corrupt, money grubbing thieves?  Yeah, that was a good one Jesse.

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Since about 18 month into the Iraq war the Left has been calling it a failure and blaming it on Bush, who was either a moron or an evil genius depending on the day of the week.  Does anyone really expect this Administration to save Iraq from anarchy and chaos when they are so politically invested in the idea of it being a failure? Really?

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And good job, Loren.  Well said.

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What Glen is really saying is that the Iraqis are no longer worth our best efforts.  That the American ideals of Liberty, Freedom and Equality under the Law aren't really universal, no, they are only for us.

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@Motleynomad Explosive decompression is not instantly fatal. I've been in an altitude chamber too. Hypoxia's effects take several minutes and there are second order effects that this theory does not resolve.

1) The A/C would have sent a signal to Boeing that a decompression had occurred. There are no reports that Boeing received that warning from the plane. If they did, why would they not disclose it?  It would clear up a lot of the mystery.

2) It is known that the pilots turned off the ACARS and flight data transponders and entered a new flight plan into the nav system prior to the time this decompression would have occurred. Clearly the pilots wanted to take the plane somewhere without being detected. 

3) What would be the motive to kill everyone on board by hypoxia? They had an armored cockpit door and live hostages are more valuable than dead ones. There is nothing coming out about either pilot that suggests they were cold blooded murderers.  In fact they seem quite normal in every respect except for Capt. Shah's apparently deep political convictions and he attachment to Ibrahim as opposition leader.

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The Left can say what it wants about FOX News, but if it wasn't for them, this President wouldn't know what was going on with his administration.  He seems to be constantly caught by surprise by everything.  What the hell is he actually paying attention to?


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@HonestBroker247 Gotta be hard for an Honest Broker to see the Left taking hit after hit  for being so 'dishonest' in their 'brokering' of things like Fast and furious, Benghazi, The VA,  the IRS and now the entirely political nature of the Bergdahl deal.  I am surprised though that you would see the Admin getting called out on these things as "Partisan."  Lying and covering up is lying and covering up no matter what your politics are.

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@JamesFranklinMorris @CarlRC And if there isn't a trial?

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The further ISIS  reaches south from its bases the longer its supply lines run.  Wonder if that is effecting this stall in their momentum as well.

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Putting an airstrike down on a friendly position isn't as easy and random as it sounds.  If it was a guided munition from that plane it means that bomb was targeted against a set of coordinates.  Somebody fucked up.  Either the Combat Controller or the pilot got their numbers wrong.

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If you were a Team Room member you would have gotten a link to view the film in advance of the release.  It was very good.

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@YankeePapa You seem almost surprised that Obama supporters are as morally obtuse as he is.

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@majrod Here is recently released WH video of Susan Rice getting her instructions from the President.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXfLEoCMO3c

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And the military is full of rules that seek to prevent the second order effects that breaking that rule can create.  You lose your weapon, the enemy finds it and trains it on you or someone in your unit and kills them.  Soldiers who lose their weapons can't fight very effectively.  Someone has to replace that weapon and get it up to you which takes them away from more pressing duties like getting ammo and blood up to the front lines.  Leftists writers like Hacks,(err, I mean Axe) can be excused for failing to recognize the Second Order Effects and Unintended Consequences that result from some choices.  They favor policies that tend to run up against things like that all the time.

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The problem with Axe's bullshit equation of the rain washing out a road and Bergdahls desertion is patently obvious. A rainstorm is a random,natural occurrence.  Bergdahls actions were conscious and deliberate.

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@ArcticWarrior @LauraKinCA @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) Interesting thing.  A lot of those guns were set up to interlock length wise up and down the beach, rather than pointing them out to sea.  The subs doing photo recon from the water missed that detail, with deadly results for our boys as they struggled inland.

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