Retired Army and police.
@YankeePapa Interesting ref. "training " and the desire to change to American 'style' not encouraged, and yet no qualms in changing Heads of State to resemble American desires....6
12 hours, 58 minutes ago on Interview with an Iraqi Army Officer
@JamesFranklinMorris @Fred82 @JohnChristopher1 However, you are a frkn HERO to Many !!...6
13 hours, 2 minutes ago on Never Underestimate the Bad Guys
@YankeePapa @MysterBlack @HonestBroker247 YP per usual absolutely solid perspective on events, thank you....6
3 days, 15 hours ago on The Decline of American Warmaking Part 3: Politics and Wishful Thinking
@TexGrl @Recon6 @CarpeNoctem copy, while I do believe the gov't agencies do know where many are, I have NO faith they are aware of them all.
Porous borders have allowed any and all to enter. Add to that the 'conversion' of Americans and we suddenly some unknowns, and perhaps they are the most dangerous of all as they can move about freely.
This is going to get ugly imo, and the biggest damage will come from those of which we are unaware, but that's jmo....6
6 days, 20 hours ago on Best of SOFREP: It Has Begun…
@JHR @MysterBlack @Fred82 Rec'd +1 J, when someone is intent on killing/destroying you there are no options, none. There is no coexistence as we all are aware, you Nailed It.
However, the longer we hesitate the more prevalent the danger. I fear the initial strike on American soil as so Many are simply not prepared.
Good comments, remain safe....6
6 days, 23 hours ago on Best of SOFREP: It Has Begun…
@BwellGroup @JHR Just wanted to say Thank You for posting that !! In the process of 'absorbing' content, but thanks were due....6
1 week ago on Best of SOFREP: It Has Begun…
@CarpeNoctem "even the political bigwigs are not taking into account the number of potential terrorists and terrorist supporter that are entering the United States"
I am of the belief they are well aware of such, only a blind idiot would not see what is happening and respond accordingly. The attention span of most Americans is merely seconds on this issue when a comprehensive 'control' plan should be implemented imo.
Several of us have been discussing this Very issue, 'it is coming, they are here, and it is coming'....6
@JHR Rec'd +1 well said....6
@joesig @Recon6 @JHR @K9NSP @Mino1 Hope you return to REP bro, you do bring some thoughtful insight, Godspeed....6
1 week ago on Jesse Ventura: Widows & Orphans
@JHR @Recon6 I can only Hope. While I think it is primarily a 'formality' as JV has screwed the pooch as far as being a SEAL is concerned, imo. I cannot fathom any enterprise related to them in which JV would be welcome or included. That is why I fail to understand any honorable motive he may have had for pursuing this avenue.
By 'winning' the court battle he still Lost with the Community, therefore, what kind of victory did he obtain?? Just look at the division on REP where SEALs are held in such Esteem !!
There are lines that are not crossed within certain Communities, whether it be Blue, SEALs etc. I am firmly in the majority.....6
1 week, 1 day ago on Jesse Ventura: Widows & Orphans
@JHR @Recon6 @joesig @K9NSP I will begin with the end of your post, Done Deal !! I'm quite sure Q is in for anything our group plans, and will check with him to be certain. Would absolutely be thrilled to come to your AO!! You and the Pilot are my Friends, none better.
You had me laughing at the DB next door !! I have been waiting and wondering for months as to the status of that. Now, "face planted" you have me on edge LOL and I look forward to the story, coming from the Pilot lol, his 'mellowness' shades a fierce heart and ppl should beware...
I've followed your 'doggie' stories, and remember a beautiful black one in Destin... so sorry we weren't 'allowed' to enjoy her more lol. Labs make great partners, but circumstances often require something of a more violent nature, as you well know.....6
@JHR @Recon6 @joesig @K9NSP I've always had dogs, finally switched to a 'Mans Dog' English Mastiffs, extremely territorial and protective to family only, unless I tell him (never had girls) it's okay, then we just watches intently. Each one has been exactly the same. They are called gentle giants and that is true, Unless a stranger comes close...
never cared for people who don't like animals, or don't sing in the shower.....6
@RobbyRobinson1 @Recon6 @joesig @JHR @K9NSP @Mino1 or better yet, hopefully people will revert to civility and engage once again in entertaining and informative dialogue, the Real reason to come to REP.
we often have such great people entering into conversations and we learn so much as there is such diversity in education and experience of our members. Only occasionally does someone come with contempt for others, but while rare it does stir things up a bit.
I'm hoping all of the vitriol has been expended and the really good writers come back out, after watching the Ferguson, Mo disaster I'm simply tired of all the hate and anger....6
@RobbyRobinson1 @Recon6 @JHR @joesig @K9NSP LOL I have a 200+ lb Mastiff, and surprisingly he does Not like people of color. He is the 4th one I've had and none of them liked dark skinned people for some reason. As to food, as long as I eat it he will, loves 'human food' lol....6
@joesig @Recon6 @JHR @K9NSP @Mino1 valid points all bro. Totally agree on the power of emotion, can quickly change reality to fantasy to fit one's inclination...
I am of the opinion the attempt to remove JV from the SEAL community will fail. As you said, he Earned it. Some awesome names on that list tho, especially the widows and Gold Star families.
Overall this is just an unfortunate event. I will feel better when it fades away and we can once again turn to Honor America's Warriors.
Likewise bro, if I understand some of your previous posts, you remain in harm's way. Take care and Godspeed....6
@JHR @joesig @K9NSP J, if your dog is like mine, he EATS people, to hell with typing. I type, he Protects....6
@joesig @Recon6 @JHR @K9NSP @Mino1 Interesting story and fortunately it ended without violence. However, I refer to your opening sentence, "I didn't know him". Here on REP exist 100's of folks who watched CK on video, saw his comments, laughed at his jokes, read his books, and saw pictures of his wife and kids. A bond was established, a bond among friends. Watching Chris on the vids with BW etc. brought a sense of us all sitting around having a beer and telling b.s. stories and a lot of laughter. Again, many feel they knew him as much as one can under such circumstances and his personality drew us to him.
When he was killed attempting to help another Vet, something he would do naturally, it tore a hole in our hearts. It was much like losing a very close friend, and he was an American Hero! Just look at the outpouring of love during his burial as the Honor Guard led the way and the roadways were lined with folks.
I know you understand, for many of us it doesn't matter what happened at McP's. I have been in crowded bars, and in fights that were so sudden and over in a heartbeat, and only a couple of folks in the immediate area were even aware anything happened, and brother I'm not a SEAL.
My point here, so many care about CK. Whether we believe in the court case or not becomes immaterial. No one was upset when it was JV v. CK, at least no one admitted such on REP. We watched and waited for the trial. That dynamic Changed when Chris Died! I may be old school, however, you Never fuck with women and children!! It is semantics to say Jesse went after the 'estate' 'publisher' etc. I call bullshit. JV is headed Downhill and saw a chance to get his name in the forefront again. If, as he said, he wanted to clear his name, he would have dismissed the money as unimportant, less his fees.
Those of here that hold CK in high Esteem will not forgive or forget JV. If you had followed the outpouring of love and consideration we demonstrated when Glen and Ty were killed in Benghazi, perhaps you would understand the Community of SOFREP a bit better? So many of us generally CARE about America's Warriors, one reason is because so much of America has turned her back on them and that is something we refuse to do. I'm not sure of your background, but I sense you belong to that fraternity, I know you are a Warrior....6
@JHR @Recon6 @joesig @K9NSP @Mino1 likewise J noticed the number of those, so sad when one witnesses that and knowing the painit caused. Thanks for forwarding it to me so I could add my bit...6
@joesig @K9NSP that was Not said with good intent, please refer to my comment above. I also have dogs and they have been trained to attack the individuals who represent a perceived threat, thus it is always better to remain civil when around others.....6
1 week, 2 days ago on Jesse Ventura: Widows & Orphans
@joesig @Recon6 @K9NSP it was directed to K9 who was receiving flak over his comments, it appears your addy was a tag, should have noticed that.
I am against argumentative discourse rather than debate as little to nothing is Learned from such...
You can bring good Intel to REP when that is your intent....6
@K9NSP @Recon6 @joesig no worries, happens to us all at one time or another. The longer you are here the more you will understand who is interested in debate and the exchange of ideas and experiences in a civil manner...
and those who simply want an audience so they can disrupt the learning experience offered by good dialogue and news from SOFREP.....6
@JHR @Recon6 rec'd, now if we can only get a few others to comply, things would be so much better....6
@JHR @Recon6 Darlin you Never show disrespect to anyone !! It is just when some ppl come with an 'agenda' and disrespect others. REP is a blog and Everyone should be respected but as in society in general, that will hot happen.
Some folks just Love to hear themselves. I am just worried because I have comms with some very Respected members who refuse to speak because of this crap... recall Matt ?? he left because of this.....6
@JHR @Recon6 @joesig @K9NSP @Mino1 J, copy, and Thanks. Will comply and consider it done.....6
@K9NSP @joesig hey K9, please don't get sucked into this further. It isn't worth the effort after you've stated your pos. There are folks who come here to disrespect the experiences and efforts of others, and that is their sole intent.
They do Not care about the quality of comments, only Their agenda.....6
@myfinaloption @joesig @HonestBroker247 do Not be 'sorry' bro...
you are laying down some good stuff. While your 'lines' may not have been word perfect they Did strike to the heart of the matter.
I'm frkn really Old School, but put simply, Warriors do Not fuck with women and children, Ever. It was difficult enough in combat when not knowing just 'who' all the enemy combatants were as both of the above would be utilized. But many on this site still awake in the middle of the night...
Few were against JV v. CK.... Many are against JV because of the death of Chris, rather simple dynamic imo.....6
@JHR @Recon6 @traumamama hey, after Destin if figured he is the only 'sane' one in our mini group lol. A voice of reason in a sea of chaos, especially with all you Ladies!!
been hearing too much discontent with the way threads have been going, ppl not wanting to comment due to vitriolic attacks on their pos etc. Trying to calm things down has gone by the wayside and civility has become non existent imo, not good....6
@JHR @Recon6 @joesig @K9NSP @Mino1 what petition? must have missed it!! where? help me out here J .....6
@joesig @JHR @K9NSP @Mino1 ok joe, if CK did in fact embellish the truth quite often, and there a few here who believe he did, does that negate what happened at McP's ? was that fantasy as well?
it is apparent you and a few are on a site where Many felt they 'knew' CK thru his books and his discussions on SOFREP and a few others actually knew him personally. I don't actually care if he danced with the truth on occasion as he is a Hero to many and Saved countless lives and died attempting to help another...
I always admired JV for being an out of the box celebrity, did not care for his 'conspiracy' episodes but not a biggie for me.
I also had no difficulty when he went after CK, while alive. The line was drawn when he was killed, that Changed the dynamic, again, for me...
I can only speak for myself, but at that point I would have withdrawn All litigation v. CK. In time JV could/would have recovered his 'good name' however, to continue to pursue his assault once Chris was gone is despicable imo. Whether against a company/group/representative/publisher, hell, whatever, it simply appears he was against Taya and the kids Even if not actually his agenda. So many things he could do after winning, give the money back less fees etc.
Lot of 'words' I just posted, but what are 'blogs' for ....6
@joesig @Recon6 @Mino1 @JHR @traumamama oh no, rec'd on the opsec issue besides that isn't 'debate' preferable to "argument" ??
besides, things are not always what they seem on a blog, lot of posturing and opinions... it is the actual experience and knowledge that is interesting when presented in a civil manner. The best example of this us @yankeepapa so informative and experienced....6
@JHR @Recon6 @traumamama one can never have too many 'assets' imo sounds cool, especially with the pilot rec he is a bit more 'normal' than some here lol....6
@JHR @Recon6 @traumamama LOL dost thou forget we were comparing 'assets' in Destin ??
yours was faster and more pointed while mine was more utilitarian....6
1 week, 3 days ago on Jesse Ventura: Widows & Orphans
@Mino1 @JHR @traumamama lol @joesig is Not going to quit this forum, he receives too much Attention and Adulation from those of us who respect his pos whether right or wrong damn FNG's....6
@JHR @Mino1 @traumamama easy there ma'am... I'm late to this party but I know you will read this lol me thinks you require a drink to calm your nerves prior to verbally ripping someone's head off....6
@CDELGADO0415 yo, should you be interested there is a book out by Tony Gonzales of the Atlanta Falcons, KCChiefs 'The China Diet' delves rather deeply into this subject.....6
1 week, 6 days ago on Physical Training in a Tier 1 Unit
@JHR copy, I am afraid he has been forced off the ether...
Keep hoping he appears as AW2.0 but fearful.....6
@CDELGADO0415 Rec'd +1 ....6
@CDELGADO0415 copy, I never thought it would happen to me. Athlete, vegetarian, took care of business etc. but then suddenly inherited crap, hips, back and neck and suddenly I'm sitting on the sidelines watching...sucks... but wish you well as you do all you can...6
2 weeks ago on Physical Training in a Tier 1 Unit
@JHR @CDELGADO0415 wait until you have to begin replacing 'parts' then the pain really Begins lol....6
@JHR @Recon6 @BrentLochhead lol J I was being facetious, seems every Nam Vet I meet was a Combat Vet when in actuality only a few of us were Actually shot at....
MOS is often a give away, not saying some support personnel weren't, especially mortared or B-40 rockets. I think something like 15-20 support ppl to keep one 11B in the bush, not for sure tho....
J I'm aware of your family darlin', I think y'all go way back as Patriots !!
Utmost Respect to All.....6
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Congressional Candidate Dickey – Former Green Beret?
@Jaycel Adkins @LadyHW @Loren Schofield @Coriolanus rec'd +1 outstanding JA.....6
2 weeks, 4 days ago on A Green Beret’s Solution to Protecting the Southern Border Pt 2: TEXAS
@Waterborne thanks, now I can feel Old and Dumber, lol....6
@Txazz Cuz you might consider operating your own Intel Agency !! You slice through a lot of the typical b.s. and give just the Facts ma'am.....6
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Limited US Airstrikes Authorized in Northern Iraq
@traumamama me too ! 'typing' was the most beneficial class I took in high school! guess they don't even teach it anymore.
Learned today my nephew and niece received I Pads instead of books this year, they just hit spellcheck now !
I just received a list of 'instructions' from a friend and fully understand Why I do Not know how to twit lol....6
3 weeks ago on A Green Beret’s Solution to Protecting the Southern Border Pt 2: TEXAS
@traumamama LOL I am clueless on twits, I ended up with Two accounts: ReconPru6 & Recon 6
and Today discovered I had messages (twits?) from last year !!
Haven't been schooled by my REP friends on how to actually communicate with them via Tweeter, I am so beyond the Curve....6
@LawyerHandle lol, rec'd +1 ....6
3 weeks ago on RUMINT: Kurds Seeking To Establish Their Own State
@LadyHW @Txazz @Waterborne copy, that was my initial reaction also and I've seen nothing thus far to change it....6
3 weeks ago on Limited US Airstrikes Authorized in Northern Iraq
@Txazz @Loren Schofield Cuz, you are so frkn Awesome !! you have grabbed this bull by he horns and won't let go !
Fire em Tex, you are doing good stuff !!....6
@Loren Schofield @ColonelProp I just added you LS, but I have NO frkn idea how to twit....6
@LadyHW @Waterborne @HonestBroker247 Rec'd +1 ....6