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Good op. Fight terror with terror.
1 year, 2 months ago on Abu Jihad: Israel’s bin Laden-Style Takedown 25 Years Ago
San Clemente is still there? I gave it 50 years back in '70. The squids used it for target practice for years.
Catalina isn't bad if you can get away from Avalon. Watch out for the rattlesnakes though. They don't have rattles.
But nothing beats the sound of fighter jets doing fly-byes. A guy I know bought a czech surplus Mig-17. You haven't heard loud...
1 year, 2 months ago on Zimmerman, Martin, America: Questions Worth Asking
F-15s are doing touch-and-goes outside my window as we speak. Never sounded so good.
WTF? Did I miss the spacecraft you got here on?
Gentlemen, carry on. I'm too old to waste time on rock-painters or "low-information" types.
(...And they vote...)
Well, then...blame it on Skittles.
We all are confronted with split-second decisions - often brought about by decisions we made previously. Looks like Trayvon brought fists to a gunfight. Something to think about.
OR...stay away from Skittles.
Good points. The Nation is full of dumbasses.
Occasionally they cross paths.
Race-baitors and the media love it when it happens.
Political F-ups (some in uniform) with high-level security clearances. Doesn't get any worse than that. The foxes watch the hen-house.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Benghazi Stand Down Order
Analyze the "threat" and mitigate it if it is indeed a threat. If not, limit the resources directed toward it. If 15% of the IDF hold dual Israeli/US citizenship, someone at The Institute could, I suppose, view THAT as "suspicious." Frankly, the US is awash in "intel wars" between foreign groups in conflict operating within its borders. In other words, not every foreign operative is specifically designated "anti-USA" - though they wouldn't turn down valuable HUMINT should it be made available, whatever the source may be.
1 year, 4 months ago on Spies in America: A National Security Debacle (Part 1)
I've not heard of any unpleasantries between the US military and IDF. Quite to the contrary, in fact.
Clint Emerson's Escape The Wolf and Rory Miller's Facing Violence and circle your wagons. The "gov't" is no longer offering deterrents.
1 year, 4 months ago on Hoodlums Howling Allahu Akbar Hack British Soldier to Death on Busy Street in London
God, family, country. If you don't have your priorities straight, you're in the wrong profession.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Long Shadow Of Katrina
I was under the impression that "no man left behind" was, first and foremost, applied to living men. You know, the 'rescue before recovery' philosophy.
I could be wrong.
1 year, 6 months ago on Accountability Lost: Benghazi
Insidious. Ya have to be pretty smart to know what ya got before ya get what ya get. For those whose lives and livelihoods depend on a little thing called "trust," somebody(s) seem a bit enamored with "shiny things."
1 year, 7 months ago on Lessons “Hopefully” Learned & The New African War on Terror
@Bobvans @IronMike76 Always, Bob. I just did. But I don't feel the necessity to dredge up old news just to fulfill some new-age rsponsibility to occupy bandwidth for the sole purpose of complaining. People seem to think they can just throw anything up on the www and everyone is going to gasp and jump on-board. Not sure where you think you've read anything I've written. I rarely use this pseudonym...and I haven't used it more than a half-dozen times ever. But thanks for paying attention.
1 year, 8 months ago on TSA Agents Getting Their Kicks From Your Nude Scans
What did you do to prevent this type of behavior from occurring again? Blog about it? Seems to me that a person of such outstanding character should have immediately confronted the offender(s), contacted management and apologized to the customer(s). These GED-bearing knuckledraggers should have been removed from government service. We all know that "low-education" = "low-morals" - right?
The hardest part about "doing the right thing" is confronting the wrong thing. Doesn't appear that you helped the situation. We all know that "naked scanners" are bad (how many times have America's favorite whipping-boys - TSA - been "blogged about"? Yawn.)...now we know a little more about you.
What I wouldn't have given for one (or ten) of those back in the day!
Well...I had the idea....shot down, of course.
1 year, 9 months ago on SOFREP’s Greatest Hits #9: MARSOC Motorcycle Gangs in Afghanistan
My dad brought back his M-1 carbine from Korea. and that was USMC-issue. I won't even start with where half my crap comes from - except to say: it wasn't yesterday's oatmeal.
I carry a Glock 9mm in that little console thingy between the buckets of my pickup...and never think twice. I never need to be reminded of how fortunate I am.
1 year, 10 months ago on SAS Sgt. Danny Nightingale Released
I wondered when you'd get to Prince.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Next Mercenary Gold Rush: Sub Saharan Africa & Erik Prince
Maybe I was just fortunate and raised right. Lotsa vets from lotsa wars. With us, it's a rite of passage.
1 year, 10 months ago on Broken & Undone: To Be an American
@Cambee99 Light 'em up, General.
Freakin' GD politicians...and their little wannabes at the p-gon.
1 year, 11 months ago on FOX News Throws OPSEC To The Wind
Libya didn't get to be a hot zone overnight.
There should have been contingency upon contingency upon contingency. I was surprised to read that the "consulate" was still open without security forces. The whole thing stinks to high heaven.
Good get-together in Encinitas
1 year, 11 months ago on The Truth About The Time Glen Doherty and I Met Mitt Romney
I'm pretty sure some of us have had those moments where stopping to cuss a republican or democrat would have gotten us killed. In the moment, there is no "fault." The big picture ain't.
@3rd_ID_Medic Welcome to the world of "awards for mediocrity." Show up to work? Award. Iron your shirt? Award. Rescue 8 guys from a burning helo while under fire? Give us a few years and we'll consider it. The whole thing is ludicrous.
1 year, 11 months ago on Army 2LT Leads Platoon Five Kilometers Without Getting Lost, Awarded Medal
@HugeFan @IronMike76 LOL...so I've heard it said, Fan.
2 years ago on EXCLUSIVE: The Maguindanao Massacre
@HugeFan @IronMike76 Appreciate it, Mr. Fan. I'll take that as a compliment.
God bless the USA.
And to the socialist elite who would reduce us to the level of the rest of the world: FU.
@50run50gun Tragedy indeed! And entirely preventable. The intel was credible - and available. Where were Security Forces? Never more than 4 hours out in the Med...and with 48 hrs notice, could have had a BN on the ground. Someone should realize by now what a disincentive a couple of 50s on the roof can be.
2 years ago on New Details Emerge On Benghazi attack
@CK5150 LOL...the perfect CYA is a congressionally-vetted SOP. Apparently these clowns are a fly-by-the-seat-if-your-pants lot. Forget all those tried-and-true policies and procedures developed over decades that made us #1 in the world in the foreign policy arena. When we spoke, they BETTER listen. Now, they just giggle.
@JackMurphyRGR Too many cranky old farts who won't let sleeping dogs lie still around. And, boy! are we a pain-in-the-ass, or what?
@JackMurphyRGR Complete freakin' buffoons. These moo-rons wouldn't know an SOP if it sat on their laps, unbuttoned their shirts and called them "mama." What a disaster the King of Grant Park's foreign policy is. Hard to cover for complete and total incompetence.
The intellectual dishonesty of this State Dept. is astounding - even to me. Simple preventative, Madame Secretary, SECURE the damned consulate! It's SOP! Wow...what a detachment of devil dogs could have prevented and saved the administration in the way of embarrassment. Major fumble-rusky.
The world is plum full of dumbasses. As such, they are inclined to indict themselves - if given the time.
2 years ago on Civil Liberties Watch: First Amendment Under Pressure
Yep. Pretty much.
@jeffreycarr "Hate speech."
Truth may have something to do with it.
Not all of us are moral relativists.
I happen to be Catholic and think the Church will need to get a lot smaller before it gets better. Why? Because half (or more) Catholics oppose Church teaching. CINOs, so to speak. I could say the same for any number of organizations, religions and nations; but clearly, half (or more) Americans, oppose the very foundation upon which this Nation was built. They refuse to study history, have never taken Civics - and lack the cajones to be compelled to do so. A number of the Founders - and many respected leaders since - have addressed this very issue. I'm not going to define how I think that should happen; but I can tell you this: it needs to happen.
@notdrakebell Ya see? Bush''s fault.
How does this guy get released? Shenanigans, guaranteed.
2 years ago on Did a security breach preceed the attack in Libya?
Locked and loaded with serious trust issues.
2 years ago on It Has Begun… A Question of Strategy
@Riceball @SEAN SPOONTS @Icegator no shit? helluva parallel, that one!
Where's Ishmael Jones when ya need him??
@Jaycel Adkins @KineticFury The questions remain: was there credible intel of an impending attack and were security protocols ignored or violated? As a "worst case scenario" devolved, my educated guess is that security was compromised at some higher level and it somehow became "known" such that it was "shared" and the breach grew wings of its own...as it is apt to do on 9-11 in the friendly confines of North Africa.
@RVN SF VET @majrod @3rd_ID_Medic LOL. I, of course, will always blame politically-motivated bureaucrats who approach every single obstacle with compromise on the tongue....and see victory in the measured surrender. These bozo neophytes change by administration and are the equivalent of a college-boy (or girl) butter-bars who refuses to listen to his gunny in favor of the Jag officer assigned to his "development." That said, there are plenty of FBI agents in possession of "redacted" - or otherwise confusing DD-214s.
@Jaycel Adkins Ass, meet hole-in-the-ground.
Who is in charge of State? You need look no further. The rest are isolated from liability; enjoying the blessings of planned deniability.
Same scorecard - but a more volatile chemistry than the 90s - when FS in certain parts of the world was hazard paid if one was not SES (and SES had security forces, a helo, a ready G5 and pilot waiting on sat speed-dial). That scenario, of course, gave us the 9-11 catastrophe...and the trillions that have been wasted as a result.
Fair skies and following winds.
I can only hope that, after the fact, the bad guys are saying to themselves, "we should NEVER do that again."
2 years ago on Glen Doherty and Ty Woods, America’s Best Lost in Libyan Consulate Attack
@Switzerland My first thoughts as well. Talibani wants to kill Americans....a given. But a pup LCDR lecturing Americans that the cause is lack of DoD vetting is indicative of a much greater problem. Who the hell is Derek Brown - and who vetting him?
2 years ago on Drone Strike: Lashkar-e-Taiba Promises Death To Penguin Staff: كيفن مورير!
We'll all grow old and die. Nobody lives forever.
Pack your own chute, clean your own weapon and be happy.
2 years ago on Jack Murphy Lands on SEAL Team Six’s Target Deck