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@Waterborne  thanks for submitting that.... ominous words for Russia...this oil situation will be crushing... wonder what P will do??

@ukrainewesterner  can you shed some light on this?? ....6

4 hours, 33 minutes ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4

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@ColonelProp  I remember 'drive in movies' and they were the Best place for a date night, If you were with the right girl.....6

4 hours, 39 minutes ago on On Set With American Sniper The Movie

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@pamlful  LOL, yes it does "show your age" !!  But times were certainly different and a lot safer for kids....6

4 hours, 41 minutes ago on On Set With American Sniper The Movie

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@CarpeNoctem @Recon6 @ColonelProp  yepper, left that part out, ridiculous prices for an uncomfortable event imo....

4 hours, 43 minutes ago on On Set With American Sniper The Movie

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@Waterborne  @ukrainewesterner  copy, but the majority of US protestations will be rhetorical imo...


Of immediate concern would be the precipitous drop in the 'ruble' ??


UK, any comments as to the more immediate results from your end?

thanks...6

1 day, 3 hours ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4

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@JohnChristopher1  Always my friend, always....6

1 day, 3 hours ago on On Set With American Sniper The Movie

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@ColonelProp  Prop, it would appear you and I do not spend much time in 'confining spaces' ha I become 'claustrophobic' in theatres!  I have been able to overcome this malady by hitting matinees on occasion, but not too often and the flik Must be worthy, this one definitely will 'force' me to venture out.....6

1 day, 3 hours ago on On Set With American Sniper The Movie

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@ColonelProp  ditto Prop... If I do venture out, I find myself sitting in the last row in a pos of dominance....6

2 days, 6 hours ago on On Set With American Sniper The Movie

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@ukrainewesterner @Waterborne thank you, very astute analogy imo

With your assistance it becomes easy to view the alleged U.S. intervention as 'aggression'...


You can also easily see the position in which the US finds itself, however, there will be no 'war' between the two nations... as you say "right down to the last Ukrainian"... there will be no direct confrontation jmo, so long as 'proxies' remain available and US administrations remain with a certain political persuasion... thankfully I might add, however we might view the Russian incursion, we tend to view things thru a lens of Our choosing....6

2 days, 6 hours ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4

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@Robinsky  sorry, I stand properly chastised, and offer my humble apology lol.... I understand what 'generalities' can do, I surrender ha ...6

2 days, 21 hours ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 5)

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@bkgreenfeet @Noble_Guardian   Rec'd +1 ...6

2 days, 23 hours ago on “We Tortured Some Folks.” So What?

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@mayport204  damn bro, that wasn't only from "The Sixth Fleet circa 70to 80's"  I recall hearing that said during my time from Europe to Asia, anytime troops were pissed about something, which is All The Time lol...6

2 days, 23 hours ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 1)

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@papasmarvin @JRomeoWhiskey respect your poz, however, I am a 'hypocrite' and glad to be one then....6

2 days, 23 hours ago on “We Tortured Some Folks.” So What?

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@mayport204  lol, I 'think' that was submitted with humorous intent....6

3 days, 7 hours ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 1)

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@CarpeNoctem @Recon6  so sorry to hear that bro, some holes in the heart are simply too big to fill....6

3 days, 20 hours ago on Is Legal Pot Crippling the Cartels?

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@mrspaul @Recon6   no, but Thanks, I will definitely look it up....6

3 days, 21 hours ago on “We Tortured Some Folks.” So What?

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@mrspaul  just saw that, and people want to 'Coexist' ?  yeah right....6

3 days, 21 hours ago on “We Tortured Some Folks.” So What?

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@Waterborne  that possibility always exists bubba, but one must believe until otherwise....6

3 days, 21 hours ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4

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@ukrainewesterner @Recon6 @E Jones  no doubt my friend, and since you have skin in the game, I understand....6

3 days, 21 hours ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4

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@mrspaul  ha! well said and Rec'd +1....6

3 days, 21 hours ago on “We Tortured Some Folks.” So What?

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@ukrainewesterner @Recon6 @E Jones  Bro, really good to have you on SOFREP ! (I second Waterborne's welcome)


The analogy you draw certainly brings it home to us, Cannot imagine fighting v. Canada or the Aussies, ever...


I will try to find some links to "Sec. Baker" also, you have really piqued my curiosity since you are 'botg' over there.  Your perspective is Much different than what we hear or are led to believe, but I put little past the American gov't, regardless of administration.


Great to hear from you and looking forward to More, best wishes....6

3 days, 21 hours ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4

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@Waterborne  lol, WB, ya gotta read All of his comments !  Sounds like we may have someone 'on the ground' in the Ukraine to give us a much different perspective??


I certainly Hope so....6

3 days, 21 hours ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4

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@CarpeNoctem  copy CN, and how 'reassuring' was it to watch as 100's of military/police moved through the neighborhoods of Boston, searching for the murderers??


Appeared to me that all of their 'rights' went quickly out the window during this operation, no??...6

3 days, 21 hours ago on The Political Circus Around The CIA Torture Report

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@Noble_Guardian  while I agree with your final sentence, I respectfully disagree with the rest of your statement.  Enough has been posited already therefore I won't go further, a simple reading of the 'comments' offered pretty sums up my feelings....6

3 days, 21 hours ago on “We Tortured Some Folks.” So What?

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@irishiceSP  fascinating story, thanks for sharing.  Furthermore, I hope the full weight of 'karma' comes down on whomever Stole these keepsakes... I Hate thieves...


But you retain your memories and he was your Father !!  Awesome....6

3 days, 21 hours ago on The Making of “Arc of the Gurkha”

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@CarpeNoctem  Amen, watching the Strongest Man In The World, brought to his knees, was devastating for us both....and you as well my friend, sorry to learn of your Father also....6

4 days, 1 hour ago on Is Legal Pot Crippling the Cartels?

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@ukrainewesterner @E Jones  however, speaking a language and having 'ties' to another country don't necessarily imply a desire to be controlled or governed by a foreign entity, does it?

(plz refer to my previous comment to you)


Would these 'peoples' necessarily be desirous of once again coming under Russian rule? ....6

4 days, 1 hour ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4

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@ukrainewesterner @E Jones Interesting perspective, from someone who is there?  Looking forward to further contributions from you!


However, I do Hope your perception of American troops is considerably different from "they lie, they cheat, and bring war"?  Our gov't may 'suck' but our Warriors certainly do Not.


Please tell me where you gained your Intell "they were Promised NATO would not expand one inch"??  I am unaware, so your comment is of interest... thanking you in advance and looking forward to your reply....6

4 days, 1 hour ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4

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@Waterborne  hey, I attribute just about every aggressive act in that AO to Putin, after all, he Never worries about anything or anyone... guy Leads and flips off the World ha....6

4 days, 1 hour ago on Russia and the West: Beyond Ukraine, Part 4

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@murazar @officermac4  very well stated!  This has been a very informative discussion between the two of you... I have enjoyed it very much, Thank you Both.


For the most part it has remained within the bounds required by SOFREP, and for that I am grateful, you both present cogent arguments imo.


I would also like to offer my 'Thanks' for the efforts you both make to present your 'cases', as I never had the opportunity to visit the Box.


Again, I cannot thank you enough for your presentations, and murazar, remember, not everyone is privileged enough to be Military lol.  Officermac has Served in a civilian capacity and for that we must appreciate his "linear thinking" j/k


Charlie Mike guys, this is good stuff.....6

4 days, 1 hour ago on How to Create American Selous Scouts

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@Waterborne  @CarpeNoctem yepper, like CN, I watched my Father die from cancer... he was given some silly little pills that did absolutely Nothing to assuage his pain... I fucking knew a joint would help, but he was 'old school' and refused and was thus reduced to a crying, quivering shell of a man by this insidious disease...


Anyone opposing medicinal use of MJ, either has never watched a loved one die in pain or is a complete idiot and has no knowledge of marijuana or it's ability....6

4 days, 5 hours ago on Is Legal Pot Crippling the Cartels?

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@CarpeNoctem @Recon6 @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @A7Dave  I understand bubba, totally. 


Each of us has a different education ref. MJ, some see it as an evil, others see it differently, and some see it as a valuable resource...as I've heard "if we weren't supposed to smoke pot, God wouldn't have made it available"


I have seen it used in differing circumstances, but believe like many things, it's up to the individual to make his/her choice.  However, I have No difficulty seeing it be used medicinally, even if it is abused by others...


During the last local election here in Florida it was on the ballot to 'legalize' pot, I voted YES, for recreational use, so one can assume my stance on this matter...6

4 days, 5 hours ago on Is Legal Pot Crippling the Cartels?

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@Waterborne copy, and I can remember a time prior to 'random drug testing of coppers' when there were hellacious parties, and you can imagine the 'quality' of the products consumed...


"It's always about the money", pretty much sums up this and Most discussions.... simply follow the money.....6

4 days, 5 hours ago on Is Legal Pot Crippling the Cartels?

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@J-3   Rec'd +1, absolutely the Only Acceptable answer....6

4 days, 5 hours ago on “We Tortured Some Folks.” So What?

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@redfour184  perhaps that is why we now utilize 'drones' rather than boots? ....6

4 days, 5 hours ago on “We Tortured Some Folks.” So What?

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@drummergirl   Rec'd +1 ...6

4 days, 7 hours ago on CIA Torture Report: Why Was It Released?

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@YankeePapa  "thought we were better than that", where our government is concerned, ain't never gonna happen bruh....6

4 days, 7 hours ago on No Easy Profit. Pentagon Likely To Sieze Funds

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Absolutely Fascinating !!  Cannot wait to buy this book (damn SOFREP) and explore this incredible world of the Ghurka...once again SOFREP Scores !....6

4 days, 7 hours ago on The Making of “Arc of the Gurkha”

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@CarpeNoctem @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @A7Dave  easy there brother...your fangs are beginning to show.  You have always been willing to listen to another's point of view, even when they disagree...


Your personal, actually Very frkn Personal experience with your Father, makes Your view very Valid imo...


Sorry to hear that about him, and also you.  While there are 'some' who undoubtedly abuse the opportunity to procure MJ, I also am of the opinion it serves a very Useful purpose for those in pain and sincerely hope it becomes more readily available...


Not overly concerned with abuse, hell, when has that Ever prevented anyone from getting 'high' when they wanted?  And from my perspective there are far worse alternatives, beginning with alcohol, jmo....6

4 days, 8 hours ago on Is Legal Pot Crippling the Cartels?

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@murazar @officermac4  I think a check of 'macs' history will show he is Not military, but he served in an advisory position... unless I am mistaken....6

4 days, 21 hours ago on How to Create American Selous Scouts

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Damn !!  Rec'd +1, and yes WE remember.....6

4 days, 21 hours ago on “We Tortured Some Folks.” So What?

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@clluelo @Recon6 @Minou_Demimonde  copy, your comment reiterates my point,

little to Nothing is being done on either of these 'fronts'


there are solutions, it is simply the gov't has no interest in solving or eliminating the problems..


diversification is the key to survival.... hell, they are considering laws here in Florida to 'allow' pot to be grown and sold on Indian Reservations, in state! 


Actual legalization barely failed to pass, 58% when 60% was required, so I wonder if one will be going on the reservation, purchasing, then using the pot?  doesn't sound like good judgment to me....6

4 days, 21 hours ago on Is Legal Pot Crippling the Cartels?

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@Minou_Demimonde   plus there is little desire on the part of the gov't to stop this enterprise, never has been...


kind of like our southern border, huh? ....6

5 days, 1 hour ago on Is Legal Pot Crippling the Cartels?

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@YankeePapa @Recon6 @Waterborne @Kiyabear   wow YP, that means the 'moderators' on SOFREP are doing their jobs !! ha


Many of us here were members of mil.com and Because of the things you mentioned came here... I was on 'Load Out Room', still am, but when saw REP being ramped up, I joined, and never looked back.


This is undoubtedly the Finest site going, period.  I come here for the Truth on current events, quite often because ppl responding are 'involved' or have first hand knowledge, and if not they will have shortly...


Where else could one have gone to learn the facts ref. Syria? and how envious of Jack for quickly going 'over there' to ascertain what we were all questioning....


Anyone who was in Nam that denigrates the North, quite honestly, never fought them...there was a distinct difference between the VC and the NV, but I learned to never say bad things about the enemy...even though I never encountered the VC en masse...


I guess we are actually talking to the choir here, aren't we? lol  I just thought you might like to know, there are several 'moderators' here, but you won't see them making a lot of noise, just an occasional comment disappearing....6

5 days, 1 hour ago on CIA “Torture” Report: An Honest Debate?

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@EdAvila  does it truly matter?  Thanks for providing the link to the book, but the 'review' I read castigated the author for not 'having been there'...


It would appear he was actually present and Served as well as got much of the story correct, didn't he?  It Is an awesome story of Heroism and one that Needs to be preserved, jmo...6

5 days, 3 hours ago on Why I Don’t Care About Stolen Valor

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@Waterborne  @asmid @Kiyabear hey LOL, I've often wondered about this, "excuse me for interjecting/butting in to your conversation"  ??


REP is a blog, therefore should we Not expect folks to be "butting in" to the thread?  Otherwise what is the purpose?  This has been my one and only foray into the world of internet blogging, but I do visit 'Grunts&Company' being a once upon a time Grunt...


I just wonder if there is an 'etiquette tip' that I have violated by offering my opinion and/or voice during discussions??....6

5 days, 3 hours ago on CIA “Torture” Report: An Honest Debate?

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@Waterborne  @mrspaul now see there WB, that is the type comment that needs to be posted at the Top of the thread due to it's importance...


Usually when threads are discussed with 'passion' I receive private emails protesting, and almost always it is because someone took a 'personal' look at the comments rather than accepting them as a 'discussion'...


SOFREP cannot always be warm and fuzzy with unicorns... sometimes, such as a discussion on torture, or racism, there is such a diverse group involved with varying experience, that it does result in passion, even anger...


Personally, I don't mind enthusiastic replies, it often shows a commitment to the subject.,  lacking during most discussions on 'vanilla' topics...


Labels can be good as long as they don't become derogatory/demeaning imo.  I would definitely rec your labeling on yourself lol and I would happily label myself in a similar vein... but I might add 'cracker' 'Grunt' 'asshole' and I'm sure my wife would add some deleted expletives to my resume ha! .....6

5 days, 3 hours ago on CIA “Torture” Report: An Honest Debate?

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@YankeePapa Rec'd +1 ....6

5 days, 4 hours ago on CIA Torture Report: Why Was It Released?

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