Retired Army and police.
@YankeePapa @Recon6 most excellent account, read it....6
6 hours, 10 minutes ago on The Best of SOFREP: Will SEAL Team 6 Kill Chapo Guzman?
@YankeePapa @Recon6 yes, I placed my life in the hands of 'Yards on more than one occasion, sorry I misspoke, they were one of ours....6
6 hours, 11 minutes ago on The Best of SOFREP: Will SEAL Team 6 Kill Chapo Guzman?
@YankeePapa @Recon6 copy that.... the absurdity of what happened 'over there' knew no bounds. We all have numerous stories of our experiences with our own b.s. regs as well as those of the host nation.
Knowing the north was utilizing the HCM trail through Laos and Cambodia and we were pretty much halted at the border was insanity. Observing combatants just over the 'line' and being unable to respond was one of my biggest complaints, even while we were being mortared lol
On a more present level I can only imagine the comedy of errors in the Sand Box, not being flippant with American lives, just that prior experience it was obvious our ops were compromised.
Never trust anyone not one of you is my approach....6
6 hours, 37 minutes ago on The Best of SOFREP: Will SEAL Team 6 Kill Chapo Guzman?
@joesig damn joe, I was really thinking about your comments until I reached the final sentence !! You presented a well thought out comment with merit, imo, and I think many of us are in agreement with you on certain points......6
7 hours, 25 minutes ago on A Green Beret’s Solution To Protecting The Southern Border
@556andbaconstrips Rec'd +1 Last time I crossed the southern border it took me all day to complete the 'processing' as well as paying 'fees' etc. approx. 8 hours duration and very little of that time was spent in a line of people, just the typical "what's your hurry?"
While the Libs would/will call the solutions posited here by 'almost' everyone with the exception of other Libs, this would WORK! Our borders would be Secure and then we could institute common sense solutions to this invasion...
We are all aware none of this will transpire, however it is interesting to see the solutions being put forth, even those in favor of the transgressors, really good comms......6
7 hours, 29 minutes ago on A Green Beret’s Solution To Protecting The Southern Border
@YankeePapa there was no question many of our ops were compromised prior to ingress, one of the reasons our compounds were surrounded by concertina wire and 'warning signs' to deter anyone wanting to snoop...
good reasons to work with Montagnards v. Vietnamese as there was considerable animosity between the groups whether north or south vn.
Wish John Stryker would elaborate on this. I highly rec both of his books for anyone desirous of knowing more about MACV SOG ops and the incredibly Brave Heroes who operated beyond the borders of S. VN.....6
7 hours, 38 minutes ago on The Best of SOFREP: Will SEAL Team 6 Kill Chapo Guzman?
@LadyHW @Allwet @joesig @Recon6 @LawyerHandle @KESStrong
LHW red meat = Ruth's Christ Steakhouse (national chain originated in New Orleans) simply the Best....6
17 hours, 6 minutes ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@JHR copy, believe Q and I are coming together perhaps with another member, along with certain other concoctions for your pleasure....6
17 hours, 33 minutes ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@Allwet @joesig @LadyHW @Recon6 @LawyerHandle @KESStrong
red meat, medium rare....6
1 day, 2 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@jglow69 Rec'd +1 ....6
1 day, 2 hours ago on A Green Beret’s Solution To Protecting The Southern Border
@clluelo @JHR @Recon6 have you ever known any of us to waste 'good' tequila?? ....6
@LadyHW @Recon6 @Coriolanus @Nomad07 @Kiyabear lol, Amen, and I am often full of b.s. opinions with zero facts, primarily because I am so damned old and can't remember where I put them or where to look em up .....6
1 day, 6 hours ago on Three Ways the US Government Could Kill Edward Snowden
@JHR hey, I bet we could share some great stories of in and outs on dirt strips!!! Toss in a few mountains all around, incoming, and an I don't give a shit attitude lol
next time we all hook up I'll buy the tequila and we can all tell stories of the worst shit holes we were in, and if we made it out alive.....6
1 day, 6 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
LS I can hear the Progressives screaming across our Republic right now as a response to your common sense approach to our porous southern border. I won't go into their pathetic (other than additional voters) reasons for desiring these Aliens into our midst.
I am in total agreement with your pos as will be many others on REP. Sadly, no one has the cajones to initiate such reasonable actions.... perhaps until the next internal 'disaster' ref. terrorism from within, then the Libs will come running for Someone to protect their sorry asses...Charlie Mike bro, good stuff.....6
1 day, 9 hours ago on A Green Beret’s Solution To Protecting The Southern Border
@LadyHW @Coriolanus @Nomad07 @Kiyabear LHW "no data to back it up" hope joesig does Not see that lol....6
1 day, 11 hours ago on Three Ways the US Government Could Kill Edward Snowden
@LadyHW @joesig "the result is that it shuts down discussion, not encourages it"...
we have lost some really awesome people from SOFREP for just that reason. Attacking their input and ideas to force one's own ideas upon the group and perhaps resorting to name calling, threats etc. when dissatisfied with the comments.
There are thousands of people on REP, ever notice when comments head south only a small group remain to argue and shout to the wind??
Someone with perhaps More knowledge on said subject figures it's just not worth the effort to participate?
I have tried multiple times to keep folks from leaving REP, sometimes I am successful, more often than not I don't because they are tired of having their 'opinion's degraded.
Placing 'bets' on bullshit on a B l o g seems rather silly to me, but then I'd rather hear a good bullshit story from someone than the nomenclature of a B-40 rocket, but that's just me.....6
1 day, 12 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@joesig @LadyHW @Recon6 @LawyerHandle @KESStrong you used the word 'opinions' which are generally based on education and experiences, which differ among each of us for the most part.
REP is a military themed B L O G with a world wide circulation and audience. We have 'kids' here @Jake75 who aspire to a military career and @JimMorris one of the Early SF Vets along with @SEAL76 and @YankeePapa @majrod et al (I apologize for those I left out)
That's a rather Large cross section of Education and Experiences imo. Several have written books and articles that have been published on varied subjects. Each has taken a rather 'humble' approach to their accomplishments, but leave no doubt when at the 'point' they were ruthless and determined.
What I am saying is I want to hear what others have to say regarding their Life experience!! I want to know their opinions! I would find it quite Dull sitting around a beach fire with a few beers and talking about FACTS only !! wth?? On rare occasions we Old Vets sit around a table with some drinks and talk about our lives, some it is personal, some of our wars, and some is bull shit. We Share Opinions and never denigrate one another because we differ...and we are Always Respectful.
Hell, at one time but for the fickleness of fate, we may have been sharing a bush in the jungle or a foxhole in the Sand Box, and Differences be Damned.
joesig, previously I stated I believe you have Much to share with SOFREP. I haven't changed my mind yet. But if you would hesitate for just a moment and look at the Incredible Lives of some of the members of this site who have refused to enter any conversation due to the acrimony forthcoming, it becomes a shame and such a loss to all.
It is a Blog, a place to Exchange ideas and experiences etc. To disparage anyone for their views is beneath us all. This is far too long for a Sunday morning, but I'd like to hear your 'opinions' on something besides this horse carcass....6
You were Blessed to have this little girl, even for a short period. Embrace the good memories and when the 'others' come late at night confront them, pray and remember All the good you brought into her life....6
1 day, 12 hours ago on The Ghost of a Little Angel
@patrickt777 @Recon6 copy that, once upon a time that is the way things were for our once great Republic, no longer.
Not since '63 and Op Omega I & II when it was 'gamed' we couldn't win a 10 year war in the RVN but decided to intervene regardless, thus began the decline, jmo.
It is more fashionable for the Progs to portray the military as threats than treat them as the Heroes they are for protecting America. I believe once the withdrawals are complete they will again shun all things military and the somewhat 'decent' approach to Vets will change again.
Meantime we can only hope they correct the VA issue and get help for our people....6
2 days, 2 hours ago on The Best of SOFREP: Get the Memory of a Navy SEAL Sniper
I am in total agreement with KF ! I have studied a lot of history, not particularly WWII, but this was highly informative. Too bad such stories are not more prevalent today. I realize 'history' is not taught as it was back in my day in school, but this is the First I have heard of this...
Absolutely should not be surprised it came from you YP lol, such a fount of Knowledge, good stuff....6
2 days, 5 hours ago on “The Snakes Are Smoking” The Brazilian Expeditionary Force in WW2
@LadyHW @Kiyabear @LawyerHandle LHW, Not worth the time to look it up imo
This has degenerated into an episode of 'Jerry Springer' and quite beneath everyone.
Yes, a deep breath and move on to more worthy discussions would be in order and more educational.....6
2 days, 6 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@KineticFury @YankeePapa @Coriolanus got a notion AW is down south with the ever present 'issues'.....6
2 days, 6 hours ago on Three Ways the US Government Could Kill Edward Snowden
@JHR ftr, I was simply making an attempt to calm the waters between some of our most interesting members of REP.
Name calling, lack of civility etc. and a total disrespect of another's pos was upsetting some folks on site.
I have private comms with some, as most do, and was receiving dissatisfaction with OT and personal insults ref. Service, experience and quality of opinion. In essence, a clusterfuck !!
As for you, aww hell we know where we stand and in agreement....6
@LadyHW @joesig @Recon6 @LawyerHandle @KESStrong Rec'd +1 ...6
2 days, 7 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@joesig @Recon6 @LawyerHandle @KESStrong LOL 'nice pay'
'gets along well with others' no, but has their six.....6
2 days, 10 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@LawyerHandle damn LH, sorry for my previous comment ref. toss off account, I should comprehend comments prior to posting. You already tried what I suggested, my bad. But during a comm with joe perhaps you could post an alternate method of reaching you, mods won't 'take it down immediately'.....6
2 days, 12 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@LawyerHandle Or just create 'another email addy' to be utilized only for your private discussions??....6
@joesig @LawyerHandle "I was way too fucking nice in my comments on this board" LMAO ! Now when has anyone accused You of being too nice in your interactions with others? I imagine your latest eval contained "most Likely to piss off his contemporaries almost as much as the enemy he is trying to kill" lol
You have a way with words brother. I would venture when we all meet up with @KESStrong for that drink you turn out to be a 'big lovable teddy bear' !!
Glad you decided to remain awhile and napalm this thread :) I posited earlier to you, 'I believe you have much to contribute to REP' and you have proven my prescience most accurate. Actually, I think you should consider initiating a 'thread' as a writer for REP and submitting it to Mr. C for approval. There is a method for REP readers/writers to submit their experiences/knowledge so that others might enjoy. Not sure you would be interested, however, it is a way to reach a considerably larger audience than the current group to which you have managed to piss off and I am sure are shuffling through their personal libraries of Intel, similar to you rereading the data on the shoot down under 'discussion' ??
Looking forward to your return from today's activities and hoping it was a good one for you. Realizing you are currently 7 hours ahead of East Coast time, so be safe and reload.....6
@LadyHW @Recon6 @joesig @LawyerHandle @LauraKinCA you have no idea !!
Bringing together a group like that was 'enlightening'. Putting faces and personalities with 'names' was great. In many instances one's preconceived idea of a person was quite accurate, other times not at all.
Being face to face and having similar discussions as on site made quite a difference in perception. As we all know, words on a page omit so Much as to intent, emotion etc.
I have encouraged everyone to attend one of L's meet ups, it will be worthwhile and Fun! Plus, Florida had one of the worst winter/ice storms in history, thus we were ensconced in a wonderful beach house with continual interaction, which was a Good thing.
Sorry to talk so much, but it brought back good memories of some really awesome people who even when in disagreement handled it all with such grace and civility.....6
2 days, 14 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@Allwet @YankeePapa @KESStrong @joesig @Kiyabear Rec'd +1...6
@LadyHW @Recon6 @joesig @JHR sure, because 'the Pilot' is one of the Good Guys and his comments are always 'enlightening' as well as amusing. And his Battle Buddy is quite Awesome, jmo.....6
2 days, 15 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@JHR @clluelo @Recon6 I am of the opinion J that you and Hettie are quite capable of 'creating' just about anything you two desire!
'Blenderdrone in HD'? a joint op is in order and then we can mass produce it for private, not gov't use.....6
@patrickt777 absolutely in agreement! One can no longer take their children to a theater or even sit at home and watch television without being hammered with this 'entertainment'.
So glad my children are grown. I don't envy you having to always be on guard but I do wish you the best in caring for your kid(s)..They have ruined the Transformers franchise by such actions, it was the youngsters who elevated it all.....6
3 days, 9 hours ago on The Best of SOFREP: Get the Memory of a Navy SEAL Sniper
@JHR I certainly wish he were more available on REP !! Miss having him around to offer his take on things, he can be less volatile than You !
lol I recall a certain knife that I admired, silent and deadly....6
3 days, 9 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@BrentLochhead @webmindset1 @Recon6 a gazillion of the world's issues could be solved by sitting down with a couple of beers and a 'discussion'.
Then even if it becomes physical for a bit the opposing sides can return to the bar and have another beer and Resolve their differences.....6
3 days, 9 hours ago on Three Ways the US Government Could Kill Edward Snowden
@webmindset1 @Recon6 @BrentLochhead amen bubba and beer is good food...6
3 days, 10 hours ago on Three Ways the US Government Could Kill Edward Snowden
@webmindset1 @BrentLochhead Great response and appreciated most definitely, will lead to better verbal intercourse (love that word lol)
and exchange of Intel....6
@KESStrong @JHR @joesig @Recon6 KS, I have a 'feeling' that much like J (hope you to get to know her, most Interesting person'
you pretty much have your 'stuff' together :)
However, a 'recess' is always good for recovery, hoping you enjoy yours and make it even better.....6
3 days, 10 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@JHR @Recon6 "next year" ?? wth?? I thought you two were like 'Mutt & Jeff' 'Libs & taxes' 'J & blenders' 'L & SS' '6 & Fl'
damn it, you better not let that boy fly off to the ranch alone, or perhaps he will handle 'the neighbor' ....6
@BrentLochhead @webmindset1 doggone BL, easy brothers, we might disagree with someone's pos, but personal attacks dilute the conversation and turn those interested in what you have to say away from your comments....
I just started following your thread and the frags started exploding lol, please ease off on the trigger and let's all talk and exchange ideas productively.....6
@KESStrong @JHR @joesig @Recon6 we have a Lot of 'wings' around here and no issues with the helo's either KS, varied group with numerous 'talents' which you will discover.....6
@JHR @KESStrong @joesig @Recon6 'buddy jumping' with CJ is just an 'excuse' for you to get close lol you lucked out with him for a battle buddy !! Oh, and vice versa....6
@JHR @Recon6 lol, damn it, you just Had to involve a 'blender' didn't you? I understand the analogy but am also Aware of the back story :) ...6
@JHR @Recon6 Hi ya J AW has been AWOL for a bit....probably with the 'stuff' you mentioned down South since it is his AO.
Will mention it if I hear from him prior to you doing so, he drops in and out but this time things appear to be a bit different.
You and 'the pilot' be safe out there, bad shit, but you are aware.....6
@LadyHW @joesig @LawyerHandle Rec'd +1 have not had the pleasure of meeting LH, however, MajRod and Spoonts are two of the 'coolest' and pleasant people to have multiple cocktails with, from My experience.
Highly intelligent and opinionated, each with a dose of personal b.s. lol, and exactly the type one would enjoy having a beer and a contentious discussion with, believe it or not. Nothing in 'real life' as it appears on REP, they value your opinions and experiences and each has their own military background.
If it sounds like I'm a 'cheerleader' for both, I am! I spent several days with these guys, and others here, at one of @LauraKinCA 's Meet Ups in Florida, she is the unofficial SOFREP Social Director, and puts on a great show.
As HW mentioned, MajRod is quite capable of handling his own disagreements and I believe he enjoys a good verbal joust.
As for Spoonts, a good guy, but Beware the Kracken!! lol....6
3 days, 11 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@KESStrong @Recon6 @joesig no worries, around here you will quickly learn it's not 'native' to a lot of the members, adds different perspectives to the site.....6.
@KESStrong @joesig @Recon6 whew !! At first glance I assumed you were Diane !! lol
glad to meet you....6
3 days, 12 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@joesig @LawyerHandle nope, you aren't going to have 'issues' with the Major. He enjoys a good 'fight', especially with one who posits his Intel with back up. I speak from experience from the beginning of SOFREP....
Not speaking for the Major but from previous engagements he has demonstrated his ability to move on to the next situation.... like most of us, he doesn't forget and will frag anyone that does at the appropriate moment.
He thrives on 'high intensity' engagements lol very smart guy with entrenched ideas and Experience.....6
@joesig @KESStrong @Recon6 when you return from your present AO it would be great to meet up! Been there and done that with a couple of your adversaries ref. the latest dust up and you will be amazed at the good times and discussions had by all.
A couple of previous combatants learned we are all pretty much on the same page, not politically, but certainly in our Hope for America. Different strokes etc....and you haven't had a 'drink' until you imbibe a few glasses of @oldSquid(Mafia) and his sillywater !!
Joe, glad you are here and hope you hang.... looking forward for your safe return and the drinks are on me....6
@joesig @Recon6 @JHR no worries mate. In between the deleted expletives was a mountain of useful Intel from those contributing...
As @Kiyabear says, 'she's a big girl' and we do have a few big boys on site. Never knew many A types who didn't enjoy a good fight whether verbally or a good knock down to clear the air.
I may be old school but the good folks on REP can take as good as they give, especially a few of the ones you have taken to task.
You have most definitely made everyone Wake the Fuck Up !!! and Think
Really looking forward to the next 'discussion in which Everyone becomes so enamored lol Charlie Mike....6
3 days, 13 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988