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Anyone can post anything they like here, but that doesn't make it true or correct. I think that if you feel that you have to justify yourself by saying that you are a shooter and believe in the 2nd Amendment, you really don't believe, but are trying to convince others that you are what you aren't.
I think you misunderstand what 'Stand Your Ground' means. It doesn't mean what you implied. It means that you do not have to flee or avoid a confrontation, it means that you can defend yourself if you feel threatened.
1 year, 5 months ago on New Theory on Zimmerman Trial: The State Attorney Wants to Lose
Yes, they can try to withhold federal funds, but whose funds are they really? So what if the states and businesses within those states refuse to send those exact funds to Washington? The feds can't arrest everyone, they just don't have the manpower and if the states don't sent them money, they won't have the funds to do anything either. That's how we can retake control of Washington. It can work if everyone, state, local governmental agencies and local businesses refuse to send them their taxes. Starve the Beast that Washington has become and we can regain control of the reins of power and restore the Constitution to its rightful place.
1 year, 10 months ago on Words Don’t Matter, Actions Do
Bravo! Bravo! If a man won't standup for his beliefs then he will fall for anything.! All those who beat their swords in to plows, will plow for those who don't.
2 years, 2 months ago on A Simple Equation – The Fight
What it would boil down to is: submitting the them or fighting them. Most would submit and be subservial to them. A lot would fight to the death. The question is what camp would you fall into?
Throughout history, the muslims have risen up in warfare though out the ME and Africa. And when they were met with appeasement they pushed war onto other peoples. It was only when they were met with force and defeated, did this furior die down only to rear its ugly head again hundreds of years later. We are now in one of those periods of activity. The real problem is that they have been met with appeasement which encouraged them. We must deal them a decisive blow and if we let them martyr themselves against our bullets, rockets and shells, then as history has proven, they will subside for another generation. Appeasement only encourages them.
We have a problem with the muslims groups here in the U.S. But instead of using war to get their way, thay are using our law to undermine the country. Groups like CAIR, are willing to go to court to stop free speech. And we are finding that more courts are ruling their way and undermining the Constitution. There will come a time in the future, where we will have to fight them and their supporters here in the U.S. if we want to restore the Constitution to its rightful place and return the country to its founding foundation.
The main difference between us and them, according to one jihadist is, "We love death more than we love life and the infidels love life more than they love death." And that my friends sums up the difference between the westerners and the islamists.
Thank you for your comments. Living here in southern Arizona, near Ft Huachuca, I thank every military person, I see in uniform, for their service. When I do that, you should see their faces, it really lights them up to be recognized for their service. I recommend everyone make an effort to thank our military personnel for their sacifice.
2 years, 2 months ago on Married, With Children – A Navy SEAL’s Wife
I can imagine, my wife thinking those same words in 1972 when I went off to Vietnam for my second tour. We were newly married and she, too was pregnant. But we survived deployments for training and tours of separation for months on end. But as things go, they too came to an end and we passed the baton on to a younger generation of professionals. We are still married, 42 years later, five grown children and 18 grand children. She is just as strong today as in 1972, only wiser and a little grayer. May God Bless America, her warrior class and their wives!
I read somewhere that only one security person was armed and ready. The other two went to get their weapons and armor and when they got back, it was already to late. The one that was armed was on the roof and firing at the attackers. There was 48 hours notice of this attack, why weren't there more people or a better question would be, why was the ambassador there in the first place?
2 years, 2 months ago on How to Boil the Blood of Sheepdogs
I have seen a lot of bios like that, most couldn't find their butts with both hands, much less advise on strategic planning. The attack is proof that she doesn't know squat about security and that as 'Bitme' Biden would say, "That is a fact." Yeah, she is the fall guy. And who do you think she is protecting? There are only two people that have the kind of power to deny extra security when they knew an attack was coming, after all they had 48 hours notice. Appeasement Obama or Hitler Clinton, you name the right person and you win the prize. Nordstrom has stated that he will not take the fall for the security failure that got those good men killed.
This whole administration are risk adverse and into appeasement. The security assets for Libya were withdrawn in August by the obama admin, stating that they wanted to keep a low profile. Well that low profile got an ambassador, a foreign service person and two Seals killed and then they blamed the attack on a stupid video that no one ever heard of until they mentioned it. This attack and the Fast and Furious program should get some people put in jail for both were crimes or at the very least losing their jobs in November. ARE YOU PEOPLE LISTENING!! HOW MUCH MORE DAMAGE TO THE U.S. MUST BE DONE BEFORE YOU WAKE UP!!
That was a funny video. Having served in the Army for 20 years, I've heard a lot of stories since I retired from people younger than I am about their Vietnam exploits. In 1968 I was 19 years old and the youngest person in my unit in Vietnam was 18. I've heard people tell stories of being in the same unit in 1968 that would have to have been 14 or 15 at the time, these are people that are 55 or 56 now. Unbelievable! There is a big difference between having served during the Vietnam era and having served in Vietnam. Most of the talkers served in the Vietnam era, but are trying to fool us old farts.
2 years, 5 months ago on How To Spot A Phony Navy SEAL
Sounds like a plan. I'd be interested in hear his story.
2 years, 6 months ago on Chicks Go to Ranger School
Yes I did, it was tough. I'm not a very good swimmer. Well actually I swim like a fish, all under water. I never could get the hang of swimming on top of the water like normal people.
I have always like reading about heros like Col Howard and think would I have the courage to do the same. In Vietnam we were presented with opportunities to assist in the rescue of aircrew and other LRRPs. I remember there were times when you could just feel the enemy because the hair on the back of your neck stands up and you know you are danger close. One such time while out on a sneak and peek, we came upon a VC base camp. The camp was as it would normally be set up when the VC were in camp. There were hot food on the table and a fire going, but no one was visible. It is times like this when you wonder if you're going home again. They say a hero dies only once, but a coward dies a thousand times. We quickly exited the camp and hot footed it out of the area. To this day, I wonder where the VC went and why they didn't see us.
2 years, 6 months ago on Colonel Robert Howard
Yes it was a very tough school. The toughest that I've ever been to. I was lucky, I has been doing sneak and peek for a couple of months when I went. I'm glad that I didn't attend the one they have now, because I hear that it is several months long. My youngest son signed up just before we went into Iraq. He took basic at Ft Benning, Sand Hill area, the same as I did in 1968. He went to airborne schoolthe ranger pretest, but was tired of training and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Div. I ws assigned to 101st Airborne in Vietnam. He ws a natural soldier, but unfortunately he was wounded and decided to get out. Nothing serious but a wound is a wound and its a life changer.
@katgirl231 Thank you for the RECONDO school info, its' been a long time since then and even though I try to keep it (Vietnam) locked in a box in the back of my mind, it keeps sneaking out from time to time. But at least now it's easier to deal with, and when I meet up with an old vet we reminisce about those days. We just touch the fun or good part, we never go into forbidden territory.
I like you comments about Vietnamese and Korean food. Now I do have some fond memories of Korea in 1972-73 after my last tour in Vietnam in 1972. In 1972, I didn't spend the full year in Vietnam, but I got credit for a full year. But I did nave to spend 13 months in Korea.
When all the divisions in Vietnam LRRP companies were converted to the 75th Ranger Battalion, they required all LRRPs to attend RECONDO School. Some of had been doing the sneak and peek routine for months already, but we are glad to be out of the bush for a couple of weeks. I don't recall any SEALs in my class nor of hearing of any attending the school. Of course I didn't have any information regarding classes other than the ones attended by members of my company. The rivers and streams were so bad that if you stuck your hand in it, you could have leaches completely covering it. And then there were some dangerous water snakes as well. I'm sorry that I can't provide any btter info. I'm getting more and more memory malfunctions of lately.
In an earlier post I couldn't remember the name of the SF camp in Vietnam, well my memory has returned. The name of that camp was Nha Trang was where Rangers were trained by the 5th SF group. Now Katgirl, I now avoid Vietnamese food like the plague and the sound of any Vietnamese woman's voice is like the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard. I just can't stand the two and I know several Vietnamese people. I served several tours in Korea. During lunch \\\ the locals would eat Kimchee and the smell was so strong the would make your eyes water and you would need a gas mask to work inside.
Based upon the standards of conduct of the American male towards the female, we, the males have always be protective of women in general and our wives and daughters specificly. Combat is very violent and all hell breaks loose, male soldiers will perform according to training. However, when a woman is thrown into the mix, male soldiers may and do attempt to protect the female to the determent of the team, meaning it could cause the death of one or all of the team.
At this time we have a very strong army, this army will be effected by all the social changes that are taking place at this time. I have served in Vietnam and in Europe. From what I saw when I was there, forcing those changes upon the combat forces of those various countries, weakened their militaries.
Nothing personal, but when standards are changed to accomadate women, it weakens the military overall. With that being said, there are some women that can perform the given tasks better than some men, but does that mean those women should be put in combat with men, no it does not. Combat changes people, it makes them hard and uncaring towards the enemy and a bond is created between members of the team, a bond that only death can break.
It sounds like your are trying to be politically correct and being PC can and will get you killed in combat. And small teams is not the place to be PC. Winning the hearts and minds of the enemy will not accomplish a thing other than get you killed and prolong any war that you try it in. The only way to win a war is to make the enemy die for their country. And if there are women combatants, oh well, they knew the risks. And the same goes for our women in combat.
@katgirl231 Yor are correct about the Vietnamese thing. The Nuoc Man sauce is mixed with fermented fish and rice. And yes the Rangers were using this mix when I arrived in country, only they weren't rangers then, they were LRRPs, Long Range Recon Patrols. They didn't become rangers until march April 1969. Anyway the food mix was such that when you ate it, after a while you began to smell just like the VC. It saved our lives out in the bush. We would sneak and peek in VC controlled territory and could not afford to be detected, because detection meant death.
I'm a Vietnam Vet and I'll vouch for what that vet said. You could smell the VC a long ways away and they could smell you as well if you took a shower before you went out into the bush. Being in a small team. 5-6 men, and miles away from help, we could not afford to be detected. So how did we defeat our smell? Several days before we were to go out we stopped taking showers and brushing our teeth with toothpaste. The jungle was rotten and we smelled rotten as well, so we blended in well. We ate the same type of food the VC ate, so our s**t didn't smell much different than theirs. So diet and BO helped conceal us very well.
All that will change when they allow women in the combat arms and the rangers in particiliar. I'm and old soldier, 101st airborne in Vietnam 1968-69. I was in the Division LRRP company and then in early 69 the Army converted all LRRP companies to the 75th Ranger Battalion. We went through the Special Forces training camp, for the life of me I can't remember the camp's name. The training wasn't long, 4 weeks I remember, because we were already experienced in small unit tactics. I think that while we have a very professional army at this time, that will change with the creeping invasion of women in the combat arms, especially the rangers. The only other army that I can remember having women in combat arms is the Israeli army. There is nothing like the strength building capacity of the obstical course, the mud and sand of beaches. But still I hope they don't lower the standards for Ranger School like they have in so many other areas.