@Captmrp http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/216002.php You may have seen it here, but The Jawa Report is good for this kind of stuff.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Battlefield America: Literary Reflux in 500 Words or Less, #2
@ArcticWarrior @KineticFury Russians & Turks were planning on two separate oil pipelines a few yrs back not sure on their status. As for the Arabs & Persians, no doubt about it, although I'm sure they're relieved over the repeated rejection Turkey has received by Europe - it can suck to be a middle-man.
I'd like to see some SOFREP stuff on the PKK - they've been in the news lately as they are headed back to Iraq...
@ArcticWarrior @KineticFury Gotta hav dat Mediterranean port. Can't say I blame them tho.
I'm sure Turkey would like 'em to lose it...
1 day, 10 hours ago on Battlefield America: Literary Reflux in 500 Words or Less, #2
@ArcticWarrior @KineticFury @Virginstateofmind "I got better" is my favorite quote!
Hmm.. Russian Papers are All Quiet On the Syrian Front. http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/what-the-papers-say-may-17-2013/480105.html
@Captmrp FAIL! That's a lung - should we tell our Cannibalistic Friend?
@ArcticWarrior @KineticFury @Virginstateofmind I was under the impression that this incident was responsible for the reversal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onkbubwAqRQ
1 day, 11 hours ago on Battlefield America: Literary Reflux in 500 Words or Less, #2
@Virginstateofmind I said "If" -I'm not trying to be condescending, and the Protestant part was because you replied to @linwood, who mentioned the term 'Protestant.'
Not trying to be a prick here, but I have this effect on lots of people...haha
@ArcticWarrior @KineticFury @Virginstateofmind Layin' down the law again! you're good at bringing that stuff up.
@Virginstateofmind If you're referring to the Salem Witch Trials, you're wrong. They were hung (aka 'the short drop').
Followers of Roman Catholicism did, in fact, burn people at the stake. "Bloody Mary" made a pastime out of burning Protestants.
Oh and "Bloody Mary" also burned this guy named Thomas Cranmer, who was actually responsible for hiring Myles Coverdale, so that he could produce/print the entire Bible - in English, so that the public could actually read the Bible.
History my friend...it's only worth knowing if you get it right.
Check out this .PDF to see what we're doing, this is more worldwide than Pitbull:
ATA by the numbers – fy 2011:
64 Countries Received ATA Assistance
537 Deliveries, e.g., training, consultations, resources, etc.
394 ATA courses delivered
357 Courses delivered overseas in 60 foreign countries (90.61%)
37 Courses delivered in the U.S. (9.39%)
11,025 Participants received ATA training and services
17 Partner nations assessed
2 New partner nations
3 days, 18 hours ago on State Department’s ATA Program—A Disaster in the Making
Awesome work SOFREP! Youngsters will be watchin' this as time goes on and the SOFREP stories will inspire just as much as the books, history in the making right here.
Oh and USAA gets a hat tip from me as well.
3 days, 19 hours ago on U.S. Army Rangers Episode 2: Ranger Indoctrination (RIP)
@HugeFan Saw this .PDF a while back, thought you might like to see it http://300aacblackout.com/resources/300-BLK.pdf
4 days, 9 hours ago on The 300 BlackOut
@FormerSFMedic Thanks! If the panic ever dies down I've been considering building a .300blk upper.
1 week ago on The 300 BlackOut
'Merica showin how to git it done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juUJdzFFORs
1 week ago on Brazilian Police: How Not to Do Aerial Platform Support
@FormerSFMedic I read somewhere that some reloaders were getting more range out of the the caliber w/ hotter loads. I believe one # was 850yards. Have you experimented w/ that?
@SleazyWeazel As to #3: (I'm paraphrasing from "The Thousand Year War in the Mideast: and How It Affects You Today" by Richard J. Maybury.
When Christian Missionaries from New England traveled to the Islamic world in the 1800's, they found that Europeans had been there first, and they didn't exactly give them a good presentation of Christianity. It was hard to prove that America was different, even though we have the 1st Amendment (the choice & FREE EXERCISE of speech & religion).
To find a way to reach Muslims, they eventually decided to plant a university - the American University in Beirut, Lebanon was born in 1866. (AUB: http://www.aub.edu.lb/main/Pages/index.aspx )The 1st President, Daniel Bliss, stated at the opening:
"This college is for all conditions and classes of men without regard to color, nationality, race, or religion. A man white, black or yellow, Christian, Jew, Mohammedan, or heathen, may enter and enjoy all the advantages of this institution." (The Arabists - Robert D. Kaplan, The Free Press, NY 1933, p.36)
Schooled in modern science, math, American political philosophy, etc, the individuals who attended spread out and began to influence their people and governments. It was the most important and beneficial western institution in the ME.
When the United Nations Charter was created in 1945, 19, yes, *NINETEEN* of the delegates to the signing were AUB alumni.
Then after WW2 (and the increasing demand for oil), America became involved in the Middle East, and our government (not necessarily the people) have given us a bad name ever since.
Note, most of this is from "the Thousand Year War In the Middle East and How It Affects You Today"- Richard Maybury, Bluestocking Press, 1999, p.173, 174
It's a sequel to "Ancient Rome & How it Affects You Today"
1 week, 5 days ago on U.S. Foreign Policy Lost…and Found
"By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy - indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction."
- William Osler
Our indifference and/or lack of action toward these international affairs and to national (i.e. Patriot Act), will come back to haunt us, if you put people in power, let them decide or not decide on strategic and/or Constitutional policies, and allow zero accountability, "We the People" will become a distant memory.
The following is an excerpt of the Introduction to the book "The Fighting Man" - by Jack Coggins, 1966.
"It will become apparent to the reader that I have the greatest respect for the world's fighting men, both officer and enlisted. In the last analysis, it has been on their shoulders that the ultimate decisions in history have rested; and theirs has been the greatest,- often the ultimate - sacrifice. This respect does not include, however, the mental attitude of those directly or indirectly, responsible for military action.
In recent decades it has become fashionable to put the blame for such actions on the politicians - forgetting that the politicians are but a reflection of the thoughts and wishes of the electorate. This also holds true in those countries where the word "electorate" is at best a joke, if not downright treason. For even the most ruthless and efficient of police states cannot exist contrary to the tacit approval or, at most, indifference, of the vast majority of the population."
Do they advertise customized rest bags? Didn't see it on their site but if they did it would be a good gift for someone I know...
1 week, 5 days ago on Rifle Rear Bag!