Retired Army and police.
@Minou_Demimonde agreed MD, it is his apparent arrogance that sickens me...6
3 days, 3 hours ago on America’s Rudderless Foreign Policy
@dear7655 @infinitycactus @Recon6 what difference does any of that make??
I mean, think of how 'enlightened' America has become !! Soon we will be able to say, "We have had a black President AND a female President !!"
Doesn't it say something about America that we can say that?? Who cares if all they 'accomplish' is to underperform? We have become Progressive and no longer bother with 'accomplishments' when electing a Leader, race and gender are so much more Important, jmo .....6
3 days, 3 hours ago on Playing Lets Make a Deal with Iran…
@dear7655 @Recon6 @infinitycactus WAIT !! YES !! Hillary Did accrue More frequent flyer Miles than any other S.O.S. in History !!!
Just WOW !! What an amazing Woman !! At least as c.i.c. no one will be forcing her to land 'Under Fire" Again !! I become giddy just thinking of Voting for HC,gotta go get my "Hillary in 2016" sticker, so everyone will know what an astute Voter I am !! .....6
@dear7655 @Recon6 @infinitycactus now those are certainly commendable and show the real attributes of a true Leader, imo...
damn, makes me want to begin a petition for a Third Term for such a self sacrificing President !! Not sure how we will ever be able to replicate this glory if he is forced out of office by the hated Repubs...
Guess I could pin my hopes on HC, I mean after all, look at Everything she did as Sec. of State !! I could list the amazing things she did, but I'll just use the short list.. #1 .....and.... or .... sorry, I've just got stars in my eyes as I imagine HC doing similar Great things during her 8 Years.....6
@Waterborne WB, prior to anyone splashing your comment I would like to state, fuckin A !! Rec'd +1 ....6
4 days, 1 hour ago on America’s Rudderless Foreign Policy
@infinitycactus IC, don't like to jump into someone else's comments, however, REP is a 'blog'..
so, I have a friend on SOFREP, from the very beginning, who happens to be a 'Liberal' in her policies and thinking... she feels President o is criticized and targeted far too often on the site and little of the "good things he accomplishes" are presented...
I am of the opinion that the c.i.c. is a target rich environment along with his administration. As to their "accomplishments", I am still waiting, after six years, for anything substantial...
I am neither lib nor repub but I am Disgusted with them all as I see very little distinction between any of them, to me they have all abandoned the reasons they were sent to Washington, to Serve!!
No reason to become upset with WG, jmo....6
4 days, 8 hours ago on Playing Lets Make a Deal with Iran…
@infinitycactus @Recon6 IC, while some folks on REP like to postulate on Every thread, I tend to seek out those individuals I either know by meeting them, or reading their comments... you are one of the latter and I enjoy reading what you have to say...
Most of us have much of the "idealist" in us when it relates to the world in which we have found ourselves. Those of us who have experienced 'war' up close and personal generally have a Wish to never see it again, ever..
I am in agreement with your sentiments, however, while the items you listed are true, further thought would result in 'what if' ?? Most folks who utilize concealed carry, hope to never have to use a weapon, but we carry for the ONE eventuality when it will be needed. Imagine carrying a gun Everyday for many years, decades, for the one time you will need it to protect others, or your loved ones!! Proactive in the extreme? I don't think so, just prepared imo.
Carry that process to Iran... since they have yet to 'attack' us directly, why not wait until they do? Imagine the tragedy That would be... millions dead? Undoubtedly...
When dealing with evil entities, is it necessary to wait until they commit an evil act Before you become prepared? Must we always wait for death and destruction prior to acting?? I won't attempt a History lesson here, as I'm sure someone else will join in with specifics, however, I believe you already know much of that, for many of us beginning with Hitler etc...
When someone says they will "destroy you", it might just behoove you to be vigilant, no? Should that same someone threaten your friends, i.e. Israel with destruction, should you not listen? When fanatics are shared/volunteer to serve with your enemies, as in Iraq, Africa, the M.E. etc.. does it not get your attention? Or should you let down your guard?
Many of us pray for Peace, but prepare for War.. especially those who Serve or have done so previously. I cry for the American kids I see dying throughout the world and it reminds me of a time when those were My friends and I was involved in a similar distasteful circumstance.. I look forward to your reply and extend best wishes for the unfortunate situation yesterday and Hope all is well?? ....6
@YankeePapa @Recon6 @HyunPark copy YP, fortunately the seasons change little in South Florida, and anytime I venture north it is during the warmer months...
as for women, one can still look, even with a single orb... so long as it remains 'looking'....6
4 days, 22 hours ago on TALOS: Special Operations Powered Armor, or Just Another Boondoggle?
@majrod @Recon6 @Minou_Demimonde @infinitycactus copy, certainty when dealing with fanatics is a fault one should never encourage...6
5 days, 5 hours ago on Playing Lets Make a Deal with Iran…
@YankeePapa @Recon6 @Minou_Demimonde @infinitycactus Rec'd +1 ....6
@HyunPark @Recon6 my days of falling for a lady are long over, but I can still appreciate a pretty one....6
5 days, 6 hours ago on TALOS: Special Operations Powered Armor, or Just Another Boondoggle?
@HonestBroker247 It would appear a glance at American involvement in the fortunes/misfortunes of foreign states would posit a 'do as I say, not as I do'...
not always the best of intentions in such involvement, however, can anyone see a positive outcome to Iran obtaining their goal?? How "rational" were a few decades ago when taking a group of Americans into captivity??
I'm not espousing our endorsement of The Shah and his group, nor our actions, but does anyone honestly believe Iran would use nuclear goodies for the benefit of their country? I would hope so, but highly doubt it and would it not destabilize an already tenuous M.E. ?? Or would several M.E. nations with nukes simply mean a stand off?? And each would live happily ever after?? just wondering....6
6 days, 4 hours ago on Playing Lets Make a Deal with Iran…
@Minou_Demimonde @infinitycactus MD, perhaps, but I rather doubt you are "wrong" on this one... I too hardly think Iran would attack the U.S. with a nuke, much more appealing target much closer to their home, jmo....6
6 days, 7 hours ago on Playing Lets Make a Deal with Iran…
@infinitycactus IC, please help me out here... I'm trying to get my mind around the idea of anyone negotiating with Iran with a positive end ?? I've always felt when negotiating with the devil always keep in mind, it is still the devil...
I am sure I have misinterpreted your comment, so help an old Grunt out a bit....6
@KineticFury @Recon6 copy that, while running missions within Vietnam were often a losing proposition, to do what John and his mates accomplished raised the bar considerably higher... amazing men doing Incredible things jmo....6
1 week ago on SFC Ricardo Gonzalez Davis: A MACV-SOG Warrior Remembered
@bandanana Nana, back in my day in the Highlands, we had a SGT. Wojeickski... no matter how short on water we became, he brushed his teeth!! When water was unavailable, he chewed on a toothbrush, always carried several as he wore one out, he grabbed another...
Pretty teeth and he made it home to California, great guy....6
1 week ago on MACV-SOG Operator, CIA Para-Military Officer, Mercenary, and Genius (Part 3)
@Ed A Rec'd +1 ...6
1 week, 1 day ago on SFC Ricardo Gonzalez Davis: A MACV-SOG Warrior Remembered
@YankeePapa YP, while that is a worthy book, please see my comment ref. John's books....6
Just a note to everyone, Anything John Meyer writes is definitely Worth reading!! His books are Outstanding and will offer insights to a part of History that few are aware... his ability to take one inside the operations of SOG will have you turning pages and unable to put down his books...
I urge everyone to follow John's journey as a True American Hero as well as those who Served alongside him....6
@infinitycactus @Recon6 @green beret retired jmo, I would have no issues with Cotton simply stating, "I am The sheriff in town" to alert everyone that the methods established during the past 6 years are no longer in force....
Once upon a time the U.S. was The Sheriff, and while mistakes were made there was no doubting the resolve in protecting our interests.. while not all of those interests were worthy, no one doubted we could and would back up what we said...
As an American I am not an 'apologist' for our transgressions, mistakes were made, but when shit went south anywhere on the planet, we were the ones who stepped in... guess you would have to look at the 'old history of America' because I don't think they teach much of what I learned back in the day when America was Respected and "political correctness" would have been told to kiss my ass...jmo....6
1 week, 5 days ago on Senators Backdoor Foreign Policy: Captain Cotton and the 47 Ronin
@infinitycactus @green beret retired I have been following this interesting discussion, But.. when have Right leaning folks ever "be rioting in the streets and fervent cries of treason" ?? just wondering....6
2 weeks ago on Senators Backdoor Foreign Policy: Captain Cotton and the 47 Ronin
@Allwet @YankeePapa @majrod @Recon6 LOL, well that sure helps...
ok, Who is the cute blond in the pic?? Aw, I Know you will tell me....6
2 weeks, 1 day ago on TALOS: Special Operations Powered Armor, or Just Another Boondoggle?
@Allwet @Recon6 @Waterborne @Klynn23 ha! good catch...6
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS: An Act of Desperation
@Allwet @Recon6 @Waterborne @Klynn23 copy, and why does "American Pie" always make me hungry?? ...6
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS: An Act of Desperation
@YankeePapa @Recon6 @Klynn23 @Waterborne well YP, since the past several years have been difficult for my Gators, i.e. we LOSE !! quite often I am forced to turn my attention something a bit more relevant, SOFREP and it's members.....6
@mrspaul @bandanana Rec'd +1... your last sentence says it all....6
2 weeks, 3 days ago on What If? The U.S. and a New Isolationist Policy
@snagglepuss Rec'd +1..."sheltered them from the fun stuff" ?? wth? "proficient with shotgun, rifle and handgun" hey, That is the Fun Stuff lol
Your kids are definitely not being deprived, sounds like your Family is moving in the proper direction and I Salute you and your wife....6
2 weeks, 3 days ago on No Time-Outs: How Do We Handle Teenage ISIS Wannabes?
@Waterborne while I am in agreement with your plan Wb, why not just go back to teaching these spoiled brats And their Lib parents the True History of Ameica !! Then subject the little fucks to two years Service, either military or social... I know brother, I'm dreaming, but these kids have no clue as to what they are doing....
A whole lotta 'tough love' by America and perhaps this shit would cease most riki tik... jmo....6
@green beret retired @dear7655 copy that, Kerry is a semen stain on the history of the Navy imo... vacillate between Kerry and HC as to the "worst in recent history"....6
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Senators Backdoor Foreign Policy: Captain Cotton and the 47 Ronin
@infinitycactus @Recon6 lol no "hounding" on this site, Everyone loves dogs....6
2 weeks, 3 days ago on How to Force Iran to do our Dirty Work in Iraq
@YankeePapa @Recon6 @Klynn23 @Waterborne YP, I've followed your comments ref. your sister and always enjoyed such.... such a wayward girl, 'Shining Path' ? Damn...
But Wait !! 'painted in team colors' ?? Hey, I love the Florida Gators and I would much rather talk sports with like minded individuals than converse with 'Libs/Dems' on their misguided attempts to destroy our Republic... perhaps that is why, when I'm forced to a family event, I usually end up isolated in a separate room watching sports on television?? jmo....6
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS: An Act of Desperation
@green beret retired @Recon6 @infinitycactus LOL, Halloween story reminded me of several years ago, my wife I 'dressed in costume'.. when we opened the door there was No "trick or treat", all we heard was "we want to see that Big Dog" ! Kids in the hood were aware of the giant dog living down the street... 6
2 weeks, 6 days ago on How to Force Iran to do our Dirty Work in Iraq
@green beret retired @Recon6 @Waterborne @YankeePapa copy that... I tell my grandkids, "my computer was a #2 pencil" meaning we didn't have Anything to help.... btw, they just look at me, don't think they know what a #2 pencil actually is.....6
@YankeePapa @green beret retired @Recon6 @infinitycactus LOL, love those puppies YP...
while my dog, Khaos, is a 'gentle giant' to his Family, he is a terror to strangers. We have owned 4 Mastiffs over the years, each avg. 10 yrs while the avg. is normally 7-8, so we do something right...
Dogs are protective of their families and AO, strangers beware....6
@Klynn23 @Recon6 @Waterborne Rec'd +1 !! I have a family of "if it doesn't affect me I don't care" people...through the years I've found that Nothing will motivate them into action, nothing...
some folks aren't worth the effort, thus being with SOFREP one is able to find like minded and caring heart people... while I may love my relatives their apathy totally pisses me off... and being an 'elder statesman/veteran' you can only imagine Why no one wants me at family gatherings ha! ....6
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS: An Act of Desperation
@green beret retired @Recon6 @Waterborne @YankeePapa hey, you need to post the intel so folks can contribute as they want.....6
3 weeks ago on How to Force Iran to do our Dirty Work in Iraq
@green beret retired @Recon6 @Waterborne @YankeePapa glad I could be of assistance, now all I have to do is get my grandkids to show me how I can 'contribute' lol
Charlie Mike bubba, this is a Good thing you are doing....6
@Waterborne @Klynn23 copy... especially Jefferson as he recognized how so much power would pollute the system quickly.. how anything as foolish as a 'Supreme Court' means 9 indididuals (usually frkn mummies) could dictate Law for over 300 million ??
The prescience of our Founding Fathers was truly amazing and many of their fears are being recognized in our world of today....6
3 weeks ago on Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS: An Act of Desperation
@Klynn23 Rec'd +1 ....6
@infinitycactus @Recon6 copy that... funny how people who have dogs quickly come to the conclusion they are family members and not pets....
Lucky You !! My son gave me a chocolate Lab for 'Fathers Day' and he is the smartest dog Ever (I know, everyone feels that way ha!) but Buddha is Human, he just can't talk lol As for hunting, I could no longer do that after my time in RVN, but hunting with dogs is the Only way to go. We always had 'Pointers' when I was younger and one of the greatest thrills was watching dogs work birds, in Tandem !! Something to see for sure...
A quality bird dog will make All the difference in a hunt and wish you the Best as you will have a great companion and friend as well as a hunting partner... lot of awesome adventures await you... as well as good eating, as quail and pheasant were always my faves...
Good luck and good hunting....6
@green beret retired @Recon6 @Waterborne @YankeePapa copy that gbr... most of us 'old guys' that have migrated to SOFREP have watched as this has progressively become Worse, with little support coming from those on The Hill...
We are considerably more informed and interested than most younger folks and like you I now have the Time to research and learn... something REP provides in quantity and quality....6
@green beret retired @Recon6 @Waterborne @YankeePapa gbr, Great news bubba... I will spread the news to my contacts.. here's hoping this moves forward quickly....6
@JHR130 Rec'd +1... J, as you poz, this has turned into a complete clusterfuck, beginning at the top....6
3 weeks ago on Never Underestimate the Bad Guys
@Waterborne Rec'd +1... as I told Jim in Las Vegas, he is an "American Hero". It was with great pride I had the opportunity to shake his hand, and then he pulled me into a photograph with Him !!
Everyone can rest assured, Anything Jim says or recommends is of the highest quality, and always remember, he has Been There and Done That, jmo....6
3 weeks ago on Stand and Fight with Jim West: Review
@green beret retired @Recon6 @Waterborne @YankeePapa commendable endeavor bubba...
I'm not conversant on how the techie stuff works in today's world, however, any possibility of something like "gofundme.com" could be of use?? I've seen large sums donated for worthy causes and this is certainly one, imo....6
3 weeks, 1 day ago on How to Force Iran to do our Dirty Work in Iraq
@dear7655 @Recon6 @Waterborne thanks for clarifying.... always felt that some evils are less than others, and Boko Haram is definitely worthy of being eliminated.....6
@toril @Recon6 @green beret retired @infinitycactus T, this has become such a clusterfuck it is going to require a lot more lives before we stand up...
defies logic for certain, but hey, look who's running the show.....6
@irishiceSP totally Rec'd +1 on the BBQ in your AO !! With the exception of @oldsquid it is the Best anywhere...
sound like y'all have it wired bubba... I will simply offer 'Florida' my home for Everything lol....6
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Opposition Wisely Acquiesces to Party Wishes in Russia
@YankeePapa @Recon6 naturally YP... you just need to invite the REP 'mini mafia' ....6
@green beret retired hey bubba, thanks for your Sacrifice, and Huge BZ to your daughter...6
3 weeks, 1 day ago on US Lags Behind Israel & S. Korea with Allowing Women in Spec Ops Units