Someone who listens and respects to those that have served, and Thanks them ALL...from the bottom of his heart.
Good article Blake. I'm sorry to hear about those you fought side by side with over there man, we can only hope and pray they continued to follow your lead and do as they were instructed to survive? Not many people think about that side of the burden you guys face? It's a good point you brought to light. I for one would be interested in hearing about some of these men from your point of view, possibly changing there names for OpSec? Sorry, I know that might be tough for you, but it would honor them in a way as well? Yes? Take good care, great read as always.
1 month ago on ISIS Strategy In Iraq: The Dark Side of Unconventional Warfare
Thanks for the heads up 14C, I'll look out for this on NatGeo. Just getting done reading this book, http://www.amazon.com/Matt-J.-Martin/e/B003TX6I1K Lt Col Martin discusses how they used drones for base defense, but found it difficult to co-ordinate with other services to get the bad guys, quickly enough? I wonder if this group was born out of that need?
1 month ago on Air Force Base Defense “Reapers” Featured in National Geographic Special
Thoughts and prayers going out to there family and friends. RIP Warriors.
1 month, 1 week ago on Five US SOF Killed By Friendly Fire In Southern Afghanistan
Speechless....Not good, not good at all.
1 month, 1 week ago on Mosul Has Fallen
Nice Brandon. Lost but Never Forgotten. Take care kid.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on SOFREP Honors Glen Doherty This Memorial Day: Former NSW Editor & Friend To Many
Well said Peter.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Memorial Day Is Not A Celebration
Each day, I become older and hopefully wiser? Each day, I cherish our country more and more, as well as the people in it. Especially those people who have served, along with there family's. I understand the sacrifice and the price that was paid, for the life I have as a civilian. Each Memorial Day seems to be more solemn than the last. I know I'm surrounded by many of the same kind of people here...and it's an honor to be among you all.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Memorial Day Meaning 2014
Just catching up, and I have to read about this b.s. Sorry to hear about this crap guys. Good Luck.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Actor Pat Kilbane Sues SOFREP
Thank You for your service to our country, as well as joining us here at SOFREP. Looking forward to your further contributing here to the already great crew of writers we have. Your insight into worldly events will be greatly appreciated no doubt.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on New International Affairs Writer: Eric Jones
Definitely applies to all walks of life. As always good stuff....Thanks Blake.
2 months ago on 6 Tips to Succeed in Special Operations
@HonestBroker247 You forgot, Baaaaaaah.............Baaaaaaaah.............Baaaaaaah. :)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Shots Fired! What To Do If You Encounter An Active Shooter or Terrorist
Good stuff as always. Thanks Guys.
Kerry, Thank You for pointing such cases out. Judging by what has been very briefly discussed in SOFREP radio sessions, we'll be seeing some fallout eventually with all this stuff. You make a good point about it and set the stage appropriately. One thing that comes to mind when I read this stuff, is that the opposition, no matter who it is, faces no such charges, except the wrath of the U.S. Soldier who's brother or sister they have maimed or killed. I can't speak to this personally...but, I'm sure many would've done the same, after all, it is War.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Philosophy of War Series: A Case Study of Don Ayala
Tear it up kid!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Running The Boston Marathon To Honor Glen Doherty
Sheesh, struggling to keep up with world events! Thanks Peter.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Taiwan Crisis Mirrors Ukraine
Kerry, you're doing lots of good things man. Very powerful stuff right there from Chris. Great to see people stepping up and trying to help out the many, who are suffering and having issues. Kudo's to you and those like you, keep up the good work and continue to strengthen the network.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Warrior of the Week: Rangers and Strangers
Wow...nice job by all involved. Countless lives saved with no causalities. A nice win for the good guys! Thanks for the heads up Jack.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Israeli S13 Maritime Commandos Capture Ship Carrying Iranian Missiles
Once again, a No B.S. boots on the ground assessment of what's going on in another hot spot around the world, brought to you by SOFREP. Thanks so much for sharing this Blake. It has clarified the question going through my mind about what started things over there. Makes total sense. Also, the part about the .45 and the AR speaks to how important our second amendment right's are. Hope other's saw that when the read it as well. Great stuff man....Thanks.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on An American Special Ops Veteran On The Ground In Ukraine Speaks Out
@RushingStream Money well spent, that's what this places is all about. :)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Soviet REUnion: the Power Play Behind Putin’s Invasion of Crimea
@SteveMiller1 Seems pretty suspicious to me as well SM1. Brandon, thanks for your further insight into this topic. I'm sure It's rarely discussed inside and outside of the teams. I'm glad someone gives a sh_t enough to open it up for discussion. Kudos to you man, nice work.
5 months ago on A Mile In Their Shoes: Maritime Security, Substance Abuse & The Special Operations Community
Wow...I can't believe it hasn't already been snatched up and labeled Top Secret? That would be a huge advantage to have, on any enemy. Hopefully it doesn't go to the highest bidder?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The Future of Stealth in Special Operations
Well, said Kerry. I'm sure Adam Brown would've had something similar to say about it. Sad no matter how you cut it.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Phillip Seymour Hoffman and a Lesson from the late SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle
Awesome man, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much....Can always count on you guys to get R dun. Have a good'n.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Inside Terrorism: SOFREP’s List of Terrorism Information Resources
14C Do you know of any global maps that show all the violent conflicts and war going on worldwide? It just seems as though there are more than less? Maybe even a balanced amount? It's hard to keep up with all of them...no doubt. Thanks for the insight.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on On the Inside: SOFREP Interviews Foreign Aid Worker Near Somali Border
Glad you got to meet him Jack, as well as share part of his story with us. Definitely put the book on my radar. He seems like a helluva guy and a HUGE Patriot of our country. LOL @ Fuck Communism, that's why. Nice.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on I Am Soldier Of Fortune With Robert K. Brown
Great piece Ross. Will be sure to spread the word.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on The Road to Valhalla
Looking forward to the rest Blake. Thanks.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on The SF Babies (Part I)
I'd definitely like to go to this show some day, sounds like a blast. Literally! I would think SOF would have the ability to get what they needed and get it quickly. Wishful thinking I guess? Sounds about right though....how is it that no one see's stuff like this as relevant, until panic set's in? To many people lining there pocket's I guess? Grrr.....
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Reading The Tea Leaves: 2014 SHOT Show & Defense Acquisition Update
@Alek1 Didn't see it...but it sounds about right.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on A Green Beret’s State of the Union Address Analysis
I watched Deval Patrick (Governor of Ma.) before Obama came on and that turned me off enough to not watch the SOTU. Same old political B.S. being slung around. There was no change during his 8 years of presidency. He said he'd do things...he didn't. People, I know who voted for him regret the fact that they did. How pathetic is that to admit? Our country needs some real leadership and quickly. We need term limits in our senate and house, so people remember why they are there, to represent the people of there states and not further themselves. In short...I'm glad I didn't miss anything. Thanks for the write up though....sounds like something I would write...bwaah ha haa!
Hey guys, I just came across this today? Not sure if any of you have seen it yet? Published Dec 13th 2013. Definitely put out there to help people understand the CT teams they have in place, to hunt/respond to any incidents that could happen.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Sochi 2014: Five Dead Bodies and Reports of Multiple IEDs in North Caucasus
I try to be optimistic about the future of both Iraq and Afghanistan, with all of the effort we've put into both places, but with this kind of stuff floating around,on more than one account....it's difficult at best.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on SOF Teams in Afghanistan Post-2014
Thanks for a great read man and a big Thank You, to everyone who was involved with that operation. I'm sure that there are many readers/members of this site, who knew such possible operations existed, but that we would never, ever know about them. They should be recognized as part of the team, and know that there ARE people out there thinking of them and those like them, and realize the value all there hard work.
A small note:
When I did the "Freedom Run" this past spring in Cambridge, Ma with the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation. (two weeks after the bombing) I met some of Glen's friends, and they told me Glen didn't think anyone cared about what he did, or even paid attention to it? He didn't know there was a sub culture of Patriots, like many you,who have the highest level of respect, for him and those like him, Brandon and the countless others. (partly because it's all secret squirrel shit and we probably shouldn't know....lol) That being said, I wish he knew that...and I hope other's like him, who get to read this, understand there are many others like me. The fact that his family hasn't been paid any benefits because of politics make me ill, and embarrassed of our so called "leader ship".
6 months, 1 week ago on Osama Bin Laden’s Real Mystery Hunters
Have fun guy's....loosen up those neck muscles good. Don't want anyone get'n a bad case of "Swivel Neck" early in the program, from look'n at all those HOT models!
6 months, 1 week ago on 2014 SHOT Show Update
I do a set routine pretty much and yes, sometimes I don't want to go, especially during winter month's on the East Coast. (Short, dark, cold days) All I have to do is make it to the gym and it's like autopilot kicks in. That's good and bad...but at least I got through it, and I feel much better and more energetic when I'm done. Some day's are better than others no doubt...one thing is for sure and it's this.
"Ultimately I’ve been able to stay in shape because of my commitment to lifelong fitness. I’ve accepted that there are no shortcuts and there is no way around putting in the time everyday. Your body is a foundational element of your life and if you let it go it will let you go. Try and skip it so that you can make more money and watch more TV and it will bite you in your fat ass!"
6 months, 1 week ago on Happy New Year- Now Lose That Gut The Spec Ops Way
Possibly testing for an upcoming attack? Diversionary tactic? Gathering intel about what the response is like for a secondary attack? Who know's? One thing is for certain.....We ain't in Kansas anymore Toto! Thanks for the report 14C! Always appreciated..... :)
6 months, 1 week ago on Sochi 2014: Five Dead Bodies and Reports of Multiple IEDs in North Caucasus
@14charlie @MR151 Good stuff! Glad they have the foresight to do such a thing.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Sochi 2014: Terror Threat Assessment
Great series 14C...keep up the good work! I like the fact that SOFREP is my central hub for world events and intel and that so many here are educated on the day to day events that are going on and have great things to contribute. Thanks so much, to you all!
Wow. Sorry you even had to deal with this crap BW? I read through 3/4 of it and couldn't take reading anymore. What could've been a fairly decent piece, ended up as a blatant attempt at an attack? Those of us who know you by reading your stuff and what you write here, know better. Definitely deserving of the TPOTW. *shakes head* Oh and the **FYI- your extensive use of the word “duh” doesn’t make you sound very intelligent.** Was F'n classic...LOL
6 months, 2 weeks ago on A Critical Look At Caleb Giddings: Insurance Agent, & Self Proclaimed Gun Nut
More good stuff, I think I'm caught up now? lol
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Sochi 2014: Russian Special Ops Troops Deployed to Protect Mountainous Perimeter
Good stuff 14Charlie. Heading off to the article I missed now! Keep up the good work.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Sochi 2014: Russia Preps Force of Nearly 100,000 to Secure Winter Games
Great pics and profile. Active or Retired? Maybe someone can add a few bullet's about what it takes to adopt one of these fine animals after they've retired?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on K9 Warriors #3: Meet Djena
See! That's what I'm talk'n about right there. That's the stuff that come to my mind, when I read about terrorist activities in future Olympic geographical areas. Can't wait to learn more...and looking down at the posts. Kinetic Fury has got me going already! Good Shite!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on WARNO: Securing the Sochi 2014 Winter Games
Good stuff....How her political career persists is beyond me? *sigh*
6 months, 3 weeks ago on New York Times Benghazi Whitewash
@JohnChristopher1 Saw pictures of the lines in CT to register mags this morning. What a joke..like that's going to do anything? grrrr
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Happy 2014 From SOFREP
Happy New Year! To a great bunch of people. Thank you for all for sharing your knowledge and making SOFREP a greater place to hang at. You've all helped educate me further, in so many ways during 2013, this site's first year? I can't wait to see what this upcoming year will bring! Thanks to ALL for that and your service to our amazing country...as imperfect as it is, I couldn't think of living anywhere else but here...the good ole U.S. of A! Thanks.
Good stuff Peter. Is there a website that has a lot of this type of information on it? Would be interested in learning more? Thanks as always!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Unconventional Warfare and Situational Awareness
@majrod " Personally, I've always started from a position of being able to learn something from anyone and often in my travels overseas have had the opportunity to share and learn from those with different experiences" Spoken like a wise man indeed.
What's the scoop on what's going down in Russia guys? Inquiry minds want to know? I hope the hunt the Fr's down before the Olympics start!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Egypt Still Afire
@Roughrider Just think of how man vet's could've been helped with all that wasted money? Makes me sick to think of actually. Our leadership needs to wake up, and quickly. Sadly, that won't be the case.
7 months, 1 week ago on SOCOM’s TALOS “Iron Man” Suit: Still Learning the Wrong Lessons