Retired Army and police.
@FluffyKitty copy, one of the most difficult things to do during a 'prisoner snatch', or in this case, moving with civilians to a PZ, is to do so without compromising unit integrity.... it is not easily accomplished as you know....
Tough call, but depending on the value of the mission, allowing them to be released doesn't seem viable, jmo....6
13 hours, 13 minutes ago on Facing the “Lone Survivor” Dilemma
@Allwet copy, when the shtf all plans and thinking prior, simply disappear and you fall back on Fundamentals and Training.... if you think, you become Dead....6
13 hours, 17 minutes ago on Endangered Fundamentals of Warfighting
@Waterborne Well, I have a boat and we could be there in less than 3 hours... heard they have incredible bass fishing....6
1 day, 9 hours ago on Can’t Wait for Campaign Season
@michaelr2c Rec'd +1 ...6
1 day, 13 hours ago on A Culture That Doesn’t Care and Should. What We Can Do.
@Waterborne Unfortunately Bubba, we are in complete agreement... I can see the future headline in the New Yorker 'America, Bought and Paid For'....subtitle "how did this happen with Hillary as Prez?"
Fucking people are idiots, jmo, but if I can't join the Revolution perhaps I should just go to Cuba and plot the violent overthrow of the American gov't for the next 8 years.....6
1 day, 14 hours ago on Can’t Wait for Campaign Season
@Waterborne It doesn't matter WB, when all roads lead to the Clintons the majority of Americans will simply bury their heads... after all just imagine, 'The First Woman President' !!
We have become so 21st century, a black president and soon a woman president... what a great country... who cares who or what they have done even it it's nothing, or in ms. hc's case, less than nothing other than corruption and amassing a veritable fortune from Foreign donors who simply give from the goodness of their hearts... they don't expect favors, now do they?
I get chills when I imagine what good things HC is going to do as Prez... after all, look how much she did as SOS !! What a fucking Great Nation, blacks and women as President !!
And who really cares about Russians owning uranium rights in America? What, are they going to sell it to Iran?? What a stretch is that... and those poor Iranians, shouldn't they have the right to all the good things that nuclear power grants to it's holders?? Come on America, SHARE....6
@ColonelProp Rec'd +1 ...6
1 day, 16 hours ago on Episode 142: Jesse Ventura – The Exclusive Interview with SOFREP.com
@alphafish @BKactual @Recon6 @bk AF, gotta add you Have done your homework... but California ?? awww man... that explains it!! Joking bro since you don't know me...
So help me understand, if the c.i.c. authorized collateral damage it's ok? To me this is about a bit of c/d... I don't buy "massacre" since being shot at in a congested area and taking out a bunch of terrs is what I consider a massacre.. perhaps excellent marksmanship...
Since little across the pond is actually black and white, perhaps a Lot of those "innocents", weren't?? Sure, in an AAR where someone higher is hoping to hang a few trigger pullers there might be a bunch of innocent folks hanging out that got shot? I just can't buy that when the shooters are American. I don't give a fuck if they are PMCs.. they are doing a job. Perhaps BW has taken a dive, sure as hell sounds like it over the past few years.. but in a crowded intersection with bad guys shooing at you, and you have massive firepower, what are you going to do, hit the selector switch to 'single' to be sure no one gets hurt? Don't think so, you are more likely to light up every fucking thing that moves....
Hey, I admire you for what you bring to the table ! But I recall an incident a few years ago when a bunch of pilots were going to be prosecuted when a vid surfaced of shooting a group on a street corner,,, facts were fucked and suddenly they had shot innocent newsmen and even a child! When I saw the vid and realized what they were Actually carrying and the Reality of the shoot down.. uh, nope... but then a guy named Manning brought it forth as an 'atrocity' once again trying to hang Americans for supposed overkill...6
4 days, 6 hours ago on News Roundup: Blackwater Verdicts, PJ Recalls HALO Disaster, Army Ranger Woman Hype
@mrspaul @Recon6 Ma'am, its the love and support you provide for Vets that make you a Treasure !! If only more of America felt the same it would be a better world...
AW is simply Awesome ! He has a job with the gov't (persec) and has departed, hopefully only temporary, but he's quite a guy. Served in Alaska... he, myself and the good Major were the only Airborne guys on REP for a long time... well, not counting Brandon and Jack... just hope he can make it back here someday....6
4 days, 7 hours ago on News Roundup: Blackwater Verdicts, PJ Recalls HALO Disaster, Army Ranger Woman Hype
@mrspaul @Recon6 LOL, MrsP.. remember @ArcticWarrior ?? In the beginning of REP, AW said "I'm Elias 6 and you are Barnes" ha ! I usually try to control that sucker but sometimes ppl are so fucking p/c, even on a frkn blog, I just can't help it.... plus, we are military themed, for the most part and don't have any tolerance for 'censorship'
Best of all, we Love our Military and those who Support us, period....6
4 days, 8 hours ago on News Roundup: Blackwater Verdicts, PJ Recalls HALO Disaster, Army Ranger Woman Hype
@BKactual @mrspaul Absolutely Rec'd +1...in total agreement. Some folks become enamored with their writing and citing stats and details to the extent that 'passion' for the subject dissipates...
I would much rather read something of interest written by someone who actually Feels, good or bad, about their writing material.... if I wanted excess details I would have been an accountant!
Rant on bubba, I don't give a fuck whether I agree with you or not, I definitely enjoy reading what You have to say... and @mrspaul ma'am, you say whatever you want, it's all good....6
4 days, 9 hours ago on News Roundup: Blackwater Verdicts, PJ Recalls HALO Disaster, Army Ranger Woman Hype
@toril @Recon6 @Annica oh yes, I know the same type folks, and most of them are libs in this country.... seems there are a lot of stupid ppl who believe guns are the enemy and evil...6
5 days, 1 hour ago on Australia’s Military and the Gun Debate (Pt.2)
@toril @Annica T, seems to me it's all about Power... this isn't about criminals having guns, it is about people having the means to protect themselves and to limit the ultimate power of the gov't to control...jmo...6
@mrspaul @Recon6 LMAO !! MrsP, thanks for the Sunday evening funnies... I can just imagine how hilarious that would have been, and embarrassing too... you DO say the funniest shit, jmo....6
5 days, 2 hours ago on News Roundup: Blackwater Verdicts, PJ Recalls HALO Disaster, Army Ranger Woman Hype
@alphafish @Recon6 @BKactual @bk AF, look bubba, I'm an old Nam Grunt, and I'm not sure these guys would have been any better off it they had been troops... seems too easy to throw AD folks under the bus, ref. the Marines pissing on the dead guys, pretty fucking Awesome to me, but some ass hat decided "we don't do that" etc...
I don't give a fuck what the FBI says about "unjustified" killings.. come on, during your last firefight did you take the time to consider the ramifications of who did what? how many rounds you expended? matters of litigation?
no, I didn't either... all I thought about was shooting my way out of this shit and getting my team Home, period...
It is easy to see how you are taking the 'high road' of right and wrong in this... I cannot do that when it is Americans fighting for their lives in a foreign clusterfuck and they should stop and consider who is or who is not firing at them, but that's just me bro...
I commend you for your poz and belief in what you have read... for me, my experience has shown me how easily some folks can be sacrificed when someone is making decisions from the safety from an office, again, that's just me...
I think the difference here is that you see overkill while I see some guys being shot at in an urban encounter and returning fire.. and a whole bunch of ppl got shot to shit.. I'm not sure as to how many were the bad guys or not, just seems like a rush to judgment and the opportunity to hold someone accountable to assuage the butt hurt feelings of a bunch of pols from a foreign nation and someone has to pay....
You may be right on "30 year and life sentences aren't handed out easily", I am not informed enough about that. I think it sucks, big time, when guys are given such lengthy jail time while fighting a stinking war. Under these circumstances I just can't find justification for that, I am looking thru a different lens, but I see your points...6
@BKactual @alphafish @Recon6 @bk Rec'd +1 fucking A...6
@mrspaul Not sure who the moron was that suggested you "attend Charm School", But, tell em to kiss your ass... some folks have Earned the Right to get pissed off, and you are one...
Charlie Mike ma'am... I personally loved your rant !! ...6
5 days, 5 hours ago on News Roundup: Blackwater Verdicts, PJ Recalls HALO Disaster, Army Ranger Woman Hype
@Waterborne lol, "consider" does not necessarily equate to "did" bubba... I haven't considered a dem since Kennedy... oops, guess that 'dates' me but then everyone knows how damned Old I am....6
5 days, 6 hours ago on Can’t Wait for Campaign Season
@Waterborne agreed, Webb is about the only dem I would even consider voting for at this point....6
5 days, 8 hours ago on Can’t Wait for Campaign Season
@alphafish @BKactual @Recon6 @bk copy that, me too....6
6 days, 3 hours ago on News Roundup: Blackwater Verdicts, PJ Recalls HALO Disaster, Army Ranger Woman Hype
@alphafish @BKactual @Recon6 @bk copy, no one being combative bubba... good points for sure... perhaps a bit of disagreement, especially on my part, as I have almost zero interest in prosecuting Americans for returning fire, IF they were fired upon first and I'm not sure that was the case here, but things go sideways pretty damned fast when someone shoots at you...
Actually, I guess I'm just not receptive to locking up troops for 'overkill' after being shot at... also, "they get paid well for it, understand the risks going in, and should be expected to be professional like everyone else"... has it been proven they didn't? Just asking because I don't necessarily accept they did anything wrong from the looks of the shot up vehicles... fire superiority?? Looking for closer inspection I guess ....6
@BKactual @alphafish @bk copy, I've never been a fan of prosecuting troops for so called 'atrocities' in a War Zone... there was probably overkill involved here, but anyone who has ever been shot at doesn't take time, imo, to stop and consider the ramifications of eliminating All the threats present...
Or is that something that is advocated under today's Rules?? I'm more inclined to shoot until the threat has been eliminated, Then taking a check on wtf?? Action might be necessary here, but come on, fucking Life in Prison ??? no way, jmo....6
6 days, 4 hours ago on News Roundup: Blackwater Verdicts, PJ Recalls HALO Disaster, Army Ranger Woman Hype
@BKactual @alphafish @bk nothing wrong with it, just suggest you check out the guy's actuals... I 'interpreted' your final sentence a bit differently than you might have intended since I know who/what BK has done... 6
@alphafish @bk AF, really good comment, Until the final sentence.... I always thought it was a good idea to know a little about the individual I was talking with.... it might behoove you to take a look at BK's cred... guy is fucking Awesome my friend, he's been there and done that, jmo...6
@Ed A copy that.... I was afraid it was over after #3 and #4 was a surprise...
I encourage everyone to read the books, they are entry into a world far removed from what most folks experience, fascinating and wonderful men....6
1 week ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 4)
@caseymac1944 @Recon6 @mrspaul It has been a long time coming, but greatly Appreciated, this means so Much to Everyone who was there....6
1 week, 1 day ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 4)
@mrspaul @caseymac1944 I'm not a female, But Rec'd +1 ....6
@caseymac1944 @mrspaul The words you spoke were from the heart Casey.... and so Appreciated....6
@LauraKinCA @Recon6 well damn L, you could have bombed me on the Gators, we SUK recently... but friends don't diss friends.. HA ! ....6
(and your Mom is Awesome!!)
1 week, 1 day ago on Book Review: Tom Harmon’s “Pilots Also Pray”
@Txazz @Recon6 oh cuz, don't you remember? My first ex wife destroyed all but 3 of my pics lol.... I have them and gave L a copy of one a couple of years ago....
I had a bunch I had taken in the Highlands over a long period, but ex wives can be REAL bitches, ha! Sorry, I certainly wish I had them....6
1 week, 2 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 3)
@Txazz @toril @Ed A Awesome !! John's books will keep you tied down for several hours, turning the pages, and you Cannot put them down... amazing men....6
@LauraKinCA omgosh L , I am soooo sorry for You and your Mother !! That is a heavy burden to bear... hey, is there any truth to the rumor that U of M is going to start having a football team in the near future?? Perhaps they just took a few years off ?
Hope you and your Mom are doing well, but undoubtedly you should have moved to Gainesville.... GO GATORS....6
1 week, 2 days ago on Book Review: Tom Harmon’s “Pilots Also Pray”
@Txazz @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) "inconvenient" ? there would be blood in the streets, on both sides.....6
1 week, 2 days ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into
@Txazz cuz, I can recall nights in the Highlands and watching as Spooky worked over the hillsides of firebases that were in peril... along with the illum rounds, the firepower that Spooky brought down on the little people was frkn Awesome to witness...
Always glad I wasn't on the receiving end of that exchange....6
@caseymac1944 @LauraKinCA @Recon6 Rec'd +1 ...6
1 week, 3 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 3)
@caseymac1944 @Recon6 Absolutely looking forward to this !! ...6
@mrspaul @shooten GO ROYALS !! ...6
1 week, 3 days ago on News Roundup: Tsarnaev Guilty, Fake SEAL busted, Naked Florida Man Flees Imaginary Attackers
@caseymac1944 @Recon6 Casey, my first thought is to initiate comms with Yankee Papa, as he is our resident 'historian' and also an excellent writer??
or, how about You relating what you know?? Simply relay the stories through SOFREP and they will peruse them for editing and then post the stories...
Rather easy process and definitely worth the effort....6
@caseymac1944 Those stories Need to be told... or they will be lost forever....6
@caseymac1944 @Recon6 @YankeePapa knowing you from your comments casey, it was easy to figure out what you meant... some of we older folks Actually try to read and understand what ppl are saying in their comments... good stuff....6
1 week, 4 days ago on Restrictive ROE’s from 1965 to 2015
@mrspaul geez MP... I love it when a lady becomes so incensed over an 'issue' that she throws all to the wind and let's it spew forth !! Convention be damned... you go ma'am, love to see the passion... lol....6
1 week, 4 days ago on News Roundup: Tsarnaev Guilty, Fake SEAL busted, Naked Florida Man Flees Imaginary Attackers
@NVShawn NVS, being an old Grunt I can only make this applicable to my time over the pond... fortunately I was in a unit that wasn't particularly hampered by restrictive ROEs, that being said I witnessed incidents that were outside the boundaries of who/what we represent as Americans...
I also witnessed the idiocy of people in command who declared "anyone entering this firebase will remove all magazines from their weapons until they depart"... this shortly after and a continued presence of the 'enemy' on the surrounding hills...
Sometimes it is forgotten that it is a War and far better to kill the enemy than lose young American lives... it would seem being more restrictive in the rules of war hampers only us and often borders on sheer stupidity, jmo....6
@ColonelProp I have no doubt, thus I will dip into my Social Sec. from our benevolent gov't and buy More books, lol....6
1 week, 5 days ago on Eeben Barlow Speaks Out (Pt. 4): Rejecting the Racial Narrative
@traumamama Rec'd +1, "sometimes it's rough to be OLD".....6
1 week, 5 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 2)
@E Jones @majrod Gentlemen, this has been an outstanding 'discussion', imo...there is NO doubt the two of you are quite well versed in the subject matter under debate...
however, the ability to offer disparate opinions/experiences on a 'blog', especially SOFREP, require decorum... you have Many folks following your discussion, with relish, and requests that the sniping please stop so that the 'meat' of the matter can be further discussed....
As the good Major replies " may we agree to disagree"...This has been an informative discussion for those of us not as knowledgeable as you two... please don't spoil a great debate as I am looking forward to More....6
1 week, 5 days ago on The Iranian Boogeyman
@caseymac1944 @YankeePapa Rec'd +1 ...6
1 week, 5 days ago on Restrictive ROE’s from 1965 to 2015
@Txazz copy that cuz, I cringe at the reactions of myself and others who remain vigilant going about our daily routines... to be confronted in such a scenario would be.. not good....6
1 week, 5 days ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into
@ColonelProp damn it Prop !! Any book you rec means I've GOT to get one !! No wonder I'm always broke ha... thanks bro....6
1 week, 6 days ago on Eeben Barlow Speaks Out (Pt. 4): Rejecting the Racial Narrative
@ColonelProp Rec'd +1 Prop... gotta love the pics too !! Once upon a time I had a shit load of them, then the first ex wife cut them into little pieces.. so pissed off it was a good thing I was getting away from that nut job....6
2 weeks ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 2)
@jroberts1187 @Waterborne JR, this is a continuation of a discussion WB and I have been having for several months... he maintains his poz and I feel he should alter it somewhat, much as you have stated, and I Rec'd +1 your statement....6
2 weeks ago on So, You Want to be President?