Retired Army and police.
@Waterborne lol, hell, I blame o for Everything wrong....6
20 hours, 9 minutes ago on Kassig, Bergdahl, and Obama’s New Hostage Policy
@Alicinav while things are considerably different today than during my time, I've always been of the opinion If I wanted to know what occurred during a firefight it was best to ask the individuals present and not some asswipe micro-managing from a considerable distance away??
I am aware of todays' technology, but I sure got a different take by listening to the guys who were There....6
20 hours, 15 minutes ago on BEST OF SOFREP: The Benghazi Attack and Aftermath
@YankeePapa @Kiyabear @Recon6 @Waterborne ha!! YP, I was 5 and had not discovered either and unless it is Cold I seldom partake....6
20 hours, 19 minutes ago on How Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Really Met His Fate
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @Waterborne You are Precious darlin'
whenever I turn on my puter I Always look for your comments, they are informative, enlightening and enjoyable. You are also the only lib who I have watched absorb all the Intel and make a decision that goes against the 'party' line, thus you are Not bracketed by the group think...
I love it when you engage a new person and enlighten them with your thoughts and comments and I also learn so much....6
20 hours, 23 minutes ago on How Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Really Met His Fate
@Kiyabear @Recon6 @Waterborne you must not shop at Starbucks !!
Yes, I received your email, and Thank You !! btw, I enjoy Your opinions quite often and for 'one of them' you are the Best....6
20 hours, 42 minutes ago on How Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Really Met His Fate
@Kiyabear @Waterborne Get em Stormy ha!
But, I don't suppose you have an opinion of Jarret, Holder et al?? Come on, I Know you do lo....6
21 hours, 4 minutes ago on How Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Really Met His Fate
@KineticFury Rec'd +1 ...6
1 day, 4 hours ago on Total War Part 4: Compassionate Brutality
@KESStrong ha! things have a way of working out sometimes, will be looking forward to this....6
2 days, 18 hours ago on Three Reasons Why SEAL Leaders Are Upset at O’Neill & Bissonnette
@joesig @KESStrong @Recon6 ok I get it, I'll just have to buy my own beer in Vegas and think about the two of you!
this in no way let's KS off the hook js, she still Owes us a drink....6
3 days, 18 hours ago on Three Reasons Why SEAL Leaders Are Upset at O’Neill & Bissonnette
@KESStrong @Recon6 that means it is really COLD where you are !!
Socotra is really beginning to look good for you then...
hopefully it is a short wait for a warm up as it is here. or time for you to be assigned elsewhere....6
3 days, 20 hours ago on Three Reasons Why SEAL Leaders Are Upset at O’Neill & Bissonnette
@KESStrong @Recon6 lol, no joy here, it was 46 this morning!! But 80's by the weekend or I would be moving further South, well that would mean S. America !!
I frkn Hate Cold wthr....6
@KESStrong @Recon6 Vegas is a chance for everyone to put a face with the name Event !! Kind of like @LauraKinCA and the regional meet ups only on a bigger stage with the SOFREP folks present...
oh well, as I have discovered a Lot of the members have to miss this one, perhaps another time...
and Yes, I will remember the beer you owe and perhaps the three of us can 'collect' at the same time...see, no UBL ha!....6
@KESStrong @Recon6 Rec'd +1, and answer my ??? U gonna b n Vegas lol....6
3 days, 21 hours ago on Three Reasons Why SEAL Leaders Are Upset at O’Neill & Bissonnette
@KineticFury Rec'd +1 ....6
3 days, 21 hours ago on How Intel Fusion Can Save 50,000 Elephants From Poaching Each Year
@KESStrong @Recon6 darlin' I am in Total Agreement !! This has no good ending, for Anyone imo. I am of the solid opinion BW would have never ventured in if Matt and Robb had abstained, as they should. Never seen BW do anything disreputable and I've been around from the beginning...
well, I Would have had more money if I'd never discovered REP!! the books rec'd alone total beaucoup bucks....
hey, you gonna be in Vegas for the Party?? You Do owe me a beer!!...6
@Waterborne sure WB, if REP won't allow you in the door, I will take you as my 'date' ha!!
Actually, I am leaving S. Fl. to venture to TN and pick up @oldsquid and scramble to AZ to pick up CJ, J, and Hettie and Then get to Vegas in time for the Party !!
There is always room as long as you weren't a 'zoomie' and you were Not lol....6
3 days, 21 hours ago on Team Room Town Hall Meeting
@Waterborne good poz, But, if they behead that young, female aid worker, I am all for eradicating the entire bunch....6
3 days, 21 hours ago on Defeating ISIS, with General Tony Zinni
@M1k351x Never any doubt....6
3 days, 21 hours ago on Al-Shabaab and Somalia’s Mole Problem
@KESStrong @Recon6 @Waterborne copy, but the statement he made was pretty definitive for Me, perhaps I mis-read it? Kind of baffled me that any Service Member could/would make such a comment at any level.
From my early days in Boot Camp it was stressed it was a TEAM effort. But, that was prior to 'An Army of One' ha!
Also, didn't mean to take one comment and expound on it but that was rather incendiary for me as All my military Teams required a certain mind set....6
@Waterborne "there is not one thing I accomplished during my career because of a Team" Really? wtf? how did this guy Serve and can make that statement? damn.....6
4 days, 20 hours ago on Three Reasons Why SEAL Leaders Are Upset at O’Neill & Bissonnette
@SEAL76 @Recon6 @JohnChristopher1 lol, see what I mean by my 'faulty' memory....6
5 days, 4 hours ago on Naval Special Warfare Leadership Responds to ‘The Shooter’ & Mark Owen
@Waterborne Rec'd +1, yep, he was quite concerned he would be facing many of his former students in the war, and I'm sure he did. Little bastard did a number on the South....6
5 days, 17 hours ago on Wasting the Best and the Brightest: the ASTP Program in World War Two
@YankeePapa @Recon6 @Waterborne most excellent reply sir... the disgust felt toward Sherman was for his 'total destruction' method employed.. even tho much of what has been attributed to his 'march' has been exaggerated i.e. towns claiming to have been ravaged were no where near his line of march...
I am a proponent of just such methods and can only 'wish' they were utilized today v. the Enemies of America. To idly stand by as 'aid workers' are beheaded by barbarians is revolting and serves to make me wish I were 'younger'!!
I became especially upset as I thought of the possibility the young American 'female' is awaiting a similar fate.... one can wish for the opportunity to 'make a difference' once the time has passed....6
5 days, 18 hours ago on Wasting the Best and the Brightest: the ASTP Program in World War Two
@Waterborne copy, prior to going across the 'left' pond I went across the 'right' pond.... found myself as the Only 11Bravo in a battalion of 11Echos !! go figure Mother on that one!! Constant harassment from the tanker boys for being a "dumb assed Grunt" or "dumb ground pounder"...they figured since they could 'ride' into battle it made them 'smarter' than me because I had to 'walk'
came the Air Cav lmao !! prior to my departure I became adept enough to be designated "Distinguished Tank Crew", so I wasn't quite so "dumb"....6
5 days, 19 hours ago on Wasting the Best and the Brightest: the ASTP Program in World War Two
@jim west Hello Jim, really enjoying this 'series' of great stuff you have provided!! And looking forward to Vegas and the SOFREP meet up!! You Will be there, right?....6
5 days, 20 hours ago on Inside the Team Room: The Green Berets
@Waterborne Rec'd +1....6
5 days, 20 hours ago on Wasting the Best and the Brightest: the ASTP Program in World War Two
@Tyson Goll Rec'd +1, Fan, if you were to do the things done in the Army, as a civvie, you would quite likely end up in jail ha! While troopers bitched the majority of the time about Everything! it is often a period in our lives we would Not trade for anything and can never again attain such a level of being Alive....6
5 days, 20 hours ago on Platoon Battle: Don’t Cross That Line
@Waterborne funny how that happens isn't it ! in spite of Mother's unending b.s. and sometimes abject disappointment, the residue congeals into a never ending Patriotism....
and on this day, Nov. 16th, Sherman began his despicable march, or not, depending on one's allegiance. Today's newspaper had the beginning on the front page, but then I live in a small town in the South....6
@SEAL76 @Recon6 @JohnChristopher1 copy that! Jimmy Stewart as a 'dude' and Jack Palance as 'Liberty Valance' ?? if my fading memory is correct? definitely worth viewing for some of the 'younger folks' looking for a good flik....6
1 week ago on Naval Special Warfare Leadership Responds to ‘The Shooter’ & Mark Owen
Rec'd +1... Outstanding Marine!! With due Honor and Respect for those 'Fallen" Best Wishes in your pursuits, Godspeed....6
1 week ago on A Personal View
@JohnChristopher1 LOL, certainly never expected to hear "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" coming from You !! damn, old westerns and accompanying music is Also in your repertoire, wow....6
@Lotfbotbrave nope, CC is getting too much mileage out of this in his desire to know the 'truth'. Not really sure Why? this is so compelling for him since obfuscation and often out right Lies are quite common in today's world.
I don't care Who shot UBL, I think the actual number is approx. 3 ?? I do care that Rob has taken the Lead on this and is milking the media for his 15 minutes of fame.
I hope CC receives his 'satisfaction' but I hardly think any SEAL is going to come forth to add to this circle jerk created by RO jmo.
I would be highly disgusted if someone Else were to come forward, as I have often said, "put this behind us and move on". UBL is DEAD and the world is better because of that, not because RO was/wasn't the shooter...6
@Waterborne love 'conspiracy theories' until they become 'conspiracies' and bad things happen....6
1 week, 1 day ago on Rob O’Neill Interview: What is a SAP?
@Waterborne Rec'd +1 ...6
1 week, 1 day ago on Naval Special Warfare Leadership Responds to ‘The Shooter’ & Mark Owen
@JHR130 @Recon6 negative on the Prof J. Appears he has gone over the hill for good :( Big loss for REP and we all miss him. We can only Hope it was nothing serious, perhaps his 'duties' warranted his departure...
hate losing such a Great Guy, think of him often....6
1 week, 1 day ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 5)
@camarocowboy @Recon6 not really sure why you are twisted up over this? Appears to some that Rob is simply seeking the accolades that go with being the first person to take the stage on this op, or the second etc.
The idea for most is that Rob just go away. He's making the rounds on the television shows to Promote himself and his alleged actions, his true motives seem apparent to me as I stated previously, Self Promotion !
Doubt there is any reason for BW or anyone else to come forward on this. Rob has broken ranks and promoted himself and for anyone else to come forward would only Further the circus imo.
"who to trust?" not an issue since we aren't involved. Rob has prostituted himself and any 'danger' from his self promotion is self induced, so that is on him.
Again, not sure Why? you are on this so much? I trust very few ppl and especially not a person who would jump to the forefront when so Many folks were involved. Seems he just wants whatever 'glory' is available and perhaps the 'money' that goes with the book/movie?? jmo....6
@CharlieDelta55 I would like to agree with you, But, being a Nam guy I sure as hell feel old!!
@Yankee Papa is a couple of years Younger, so we can run it past him....6
1 week, 1 day ago on The Atlas Generation
@Axeman15 while I cannot shine any more light here, other than jmo, I am in agreement with those who 'feel' this is a p.r. move and a prelude to a book/movie deal. Not privy to insider Intel but this violates a core principle 'silent professionals' as stated previously and reiterated...
Axe, you are on target from my observations as well, the consensus on REP is apparently it is time for Rob to shut down but that is highly unlikely if he has the motives mentioned. This is not running to a positive end in the minds of many....6
1 week, 2 days ago on Rob O’Neill Interview: What is a SAP?
@SEAL76 @Recon6 @jogil415 @camarocowboy copy, we certainly hope so!
Having spent a prolonged visit there I am often drawn to events in that AO. i.e. watched a recent show on BBC America of 3 guys taking the highway from Saigon to Hanoi in 8 days on 'scooters' !!
Landscape was considerably different from our time, but the familiar sights were well worth the viewing time, plus it was hilarious....6
1 week, 2 days ago on Naval Special Warfare Leadership Responds to ‘The Shooter’ & Mark Owen
@SEAL76 @jogil415 @Recon6 @camarocowboy Rec'd +1, since we are of the 'older' generation '76, I Always enjoy some of the old guys perspective on things, not that Jack et al aren't interesting, but as my wife says "scars equal experience" and usually old guys have a few...
this series will be very exciting with the breadth of experiences from All involved and I for one am looking forward to more....as well as the superlative comments from those, such as yourself, who will fill in the blanks for us....6
@Minou_Demimonde DM, I've always felt we should have targeted assassinations and while there would be ramifications, it would have been a better world to eliminate some of the assholes who managed to kill millions of innocents. Just imagine if we had taken out Pol Pot ! I could list numerous targets lol...
Up close and personal whenever possible to eliminate collateral damage or from above if that option is off the table. With WAR we are facing I find myself thinking of eliminating lots and lots of terrs in one bunch, but that's just the 'hawk' in me talking on a very serious matter....6
1 week, 2 days ago on Destroy All The Brutes: Targeted Killings, Revenge, and the Hydra Effect
@Minou_Demimonde Rec'd +1 ....6
1 week, 2 days ago on Open Letter to David Masciotra and Salon on Veterans Day
1 week, 2 days ago on Azerbaijan Assesses the Growing Threat of ISIS
@LauraKinCA @Recon6 @The Ed lol, hey L, I only tease my Friends ha !! ...6
1 week, 2 days ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 5)
@clluelo me either Hettie, he's just setting the stage for his book and movie deals....6
@camarocowboy whoa bubba, why not relax and follow the comments? First, these ops are just Not for public consumption. However, a few have gone off the rez and spoken... the 'real shooter' won't talk, hopefully, because SEALs don't talk about ops...
not a valid reason to drop your REP membership is it? this is just another bump in the road to understanding what has gone wrong in the world today imo....BW hasn't lied about Anything!! This thread is ref. a topic that is prevalent in the media today, hey, wait and in a few we will have something New to bitch about... best wishes and relax bro....6
@JHR130 nailed it again J !! been awhile since I was in college, a long while, but same shit different generation... let em keep it among the ugly girls and we are fine, after all, ever look at the wimmen on the dem side? U G L Y ain't enough to describe em... give me a healthy, good looking hetero Repub female any day....6
@Waterborne damn! I wondered what that was on her head!! Hell, I thought she was just a skanky college chick who skipped her weekly shower?? Influence? perhaps a doobie or two to cop a buzz, ain't cool in the Ivy to indulge in anything as crass as alcohol??
got no issue with good looking girls getting it on, just save some for the Vets on campus who Deserve a party imo....6
@camarocowboy hey bubba, you are definitely entitled to your opinion, however, since this is a military blog, so are the rest of us. Some are of the opinion he violated several codes, ie.opsec, and simply to remain silent on missions...
many of us wish Rob would stop talking as he has chosen to take point on this op while there are Many others who were either directly involved or performed supplementary roles, and for Rob to jump into the limelight is despicable imo...
Good place for us all to discuss our take on this is REP, looking forward to good dialogue....6
@jim west me either and little booze sometimes helps, but Jack is a 'young un' along with Brandon etc... hell, a little beer never hurt anyone.
Still great episode and salivating for the next one guys....6
1 week, 3 days ago on Inside the Team Room: The Green Berets