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Now on to Iran.
I understand Kerry's points, but it would be an understatement to say the least that I have less trust in Iran. I can tell that Kerry is also wary of their leadership, and for very good reason.
The ruling body behind whoever the figurehead president is(whether total wack job Ahmidenijad, however the hell you spell that)or someone else, the ruling body or council are all a bunch of fundamentalist Islam zealots who have gone on record repeatedly as saying they want to see the destruction of the West. Their ill will is not limited to just Israel, which they've said repeatedly they want to see wiped off the face of the earth.
Now in just the past month or two, one of their ayatollahs, maybe the big guy suddenly decided to talk nice about Israel and said he wishes Israel well. You've got to question the sudden, abrupt 180 change of tune. Something smells fishy in Tehran. They're probably 3-6 months away from being nuclear ready at this point. And guess which nuclear Islamic state is most likely to make a several kiloton capable donation to AQ In Anywhere. But now, according to Kerry & Obama, we're all supposed to believe Iran is going to play nice. uh,...yeah.
Here's something I found a couple days ago that helps put all this in perspective:
4 hours, 34 minutes ago on Episode 69 – Terry Schappert & Jake Zweig of Dude, You’re Screwed on Discovery + SOFREP author Kerry Patton
I'm glad it was you on that mountain instead of me Jake. lol
Anyway, I've got my DVR set to record that this Sunday. And the next one as well. Looking forward to it; looks like it's gonna be good!
4 hours, 53 minutes ago on Episode 69 – Terry Schappert & Jake Zweig of Dude, You’re Screwed on Discovery + SOFREP author Kerry Patton
@hlconrad4(MAFIA) And handling the money raised efficiently and honestly.
No $ wasted on exorbitantly expensive and wasteful crap like what the federal government and political action committees do on a daily basis for campaign fundraising and what Congress & departments like the VA do. Million$ wasted on "official fact finding missions" to the Bahamas, and golf resorts and $10,000 a plate dinners with most of that $ spent on Cristal champagne, gold plates & utensils, limousines and DC & LA madams. None of that shit.
That might be SOP in D.C. and beyond, but it's hard to justify the $ wasted on that shit when at least 80-90% SHOULD & NEEDS to be going to the actual services that the charities are all about. Like our VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES!!!!
To the good, honest charities out there, I salute & support them. To the crooked, BS charities like Graham Ware's phony SEAL charity, and pretty much anything government bureaucrat run, I want to Hang 'Em High! As they say in that Picante sauce commercial, "...Get a rope!"
5 hours, 9 minutes ago on SOUND OFF: What Should Military Charities Be Doing?
Good story! I saw Brandon on A Cooper's CNN show tonight talking about it.
That guy used the psalm he remembered to go into a zone so to speak and keep him calm instead of freaking out, which a lot of people would do in a situation like that. I'm glad he's okay & lived to tell about it.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Nigerian Boat Capsizes, Cook Survives 3 Days in Air Pocket
Excellent program Ian!
I'm joining this late & will likely be away the rest of the day for the family T-Day thing, but I want to echo Ian's comments about the gratitude we have for our troops overseas and also here stateside.
For those of you serving our country away from home, I know it sucks having to be away from your loved ones this time of year, but, fwiw, if it helps, just know that you are NOT unnoticed or forgotten! One of the things we should all be thankful for, and I certainly am are good people like the men & women of U.S. & Allied forces doing the unenviable, sacrificial & selfless duties day after day after day. I cannot begin to express my appreciation & thanks adequately, but you're all in my thoughts & prayers. And will be.
Thank you again. Most Sincerely.
1 week ago on Episode 68 – Navy SEAL and Author Mark Divine
Speaking of PTSD, not sure if you saw this on 60 Minutes this past Sunday, but I've been trying to get the word out on a new PTSD treatment program that was discussed in that episode:
I'm posting this here as I did under Radio Chatter in the Team Room forums hoping it will help our veterans. Check it out.
1 week ago on The War At Home: Spirit of Hatred
@majrod @MR151 @Raihau @KineticFury @K-Dog623
@majrod @Raihau OK, understood. You weren't dissing either Lincoln or FDR. Good.
But while I'm here & still at it, when it comes to killing their own people, Hitler, Stalin & Mao win the whole contest by an unimaginably and incomprehensibly wide margin.
1 week ago on Obama’s Special Operations Death Star
@JohnChristopher1 I couldn't have said it better! The petty interagency rivalries & turf battles have gone on waaay too long!
1 week, 1 day ago on Obama’s Special Operations Death Star
@majrod @Raihau With all due respect-War is friggin war! It's messy, and you have to deal with the technological limitations of the time, and the geography, and the enemy always has a vote.
Both FDR & Lincoln did the best they could under really sucky circumstances. I'm not going to armchair quarterback their efforts 60-140 years later.
I am NO fan of Obama, as you'll see below, but I must say that I've got no problems whatsoever with his kill stats using drones or any other military strike as long as the kia are the bad guys.
What I DO have a problem with is Benghazi, Op Fast & Furious, IRS harassment of conservative groups, VA under Eric Shensecki, and of course, fuckin ObamaCare! And the fact that in absolutely fuckin NONE of the above does Anyone take any REAL responsibility for ANY of the above!
The Obama administration has shown that you can repeatedly fuck up or profile & harass or steal or you name it and you can get off scot-free. As an Obama administration employee, you can get away with Anything & Everything and the worst that will happen is that for appearances sake, you'll get a faint slap on the wrist and a new assignment on the next floor, but that's all.
I hear Obama vowing to "get to the bottom of this" or some such statement a lot, but the very same fuckin people are still running the show. Patrick Kennedy is still there(and those 4 other incompetent dipshits responsible for Benghazi still there), Eric Holder still there, Eric Shinseki still there, IRS chief What'shername still there(just moved to another dept), Sebellius still there even after all the ObamaCare fuckups. I have NEVER seen a federal fuckup government with such absolutely amazing job security!!
1 week, 2 days ago on Obama’s Special Operations Death Star
Great article! Thanks for posting!
And so AF PJ was officially or otherwise born, and a great tradition along with it.
1 week, 3 days ago on Know Your Roots, USAF Rescue
That photo up there is truly priceless as hlconrad said. Absolutely wonderful! A frameworthy photo to say the least.
And what you said is profoundly true & touching. When we're kids, we just don't understand why our parents in our young minds "just don't get it" as I used to say.
Now as I'm older, I have a much deeper appreciation for them and how they DID get it. And that I so often did not.
1 week, 5 days ago on Green Beret Parenting Techniques: First Lessons
Congratulations to you both Blake. All the best to you & the little one! Looking forward to Part 2.
1 week, 6 days ago on Green Beret Parenting Techniques: Day Zero
@dickftr @MR151 @jglow69 Thanks. I was inspired by Jack's article and many of the spot-on comments by others.
Today's military as in the past is a mixed bag. Some really good and motivated young stand up patriots, and also, unfortunately, some slackers and losers.
Also, I just ran across an article earlier today(well, Tuesday now)about how on average, most kids today are not physically fit as their parents' generation.
"DALLAS (AP) — Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
On average, it takes children 90 seconds longer to run a mile than their counterparts did 30 years ago. Heart-related fitness has declined 5 percent per decade since 1975 for children ages 9 to 17.
The American Heart Association, whose conference featured the research on Tuesday, says it's the first to show that children's fitness has declined worldwide over the last three decades.
"It makes sense. We have kids that are less active than before," said Dr. Stephen Daniels, a University of Colorado pediatrician and spokesman for the heart association.
Health experts recommend that children 6 and older get 60 minutes of moderately vigorous activity accumulated over a day. Only one-third of American kids do now...
The studies measured how far children could run in 5 to 15 minutes and how quickly they ran a certain distance, ranging from half a mile to two miles. Today's kids are about 15 percent less fit than their parents were, researchers concluded."
Somehow I doubt those AK toting teenagers in the Northern half of Africa and Southern Asia have that problem. In Afghanistan our troops have learned how fleet & sure-footed those kids and adults alike are. They're like mountain goats.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Where Did Special Operations Go Wrong?
@jglow69 I would say once again, that most of the problems in today's Army is not with the guys doing the heavy, most important work on-site but the ########### pinhead empty unifrom nitwits back at HQ and the D.C./VA offices of the Pentagon.
They're the ones who lost the war in Vietnam, and they're the ones(well, Karzai & goons too)fuckin everything up for our guys today. Afghanistan would've been done & mission accomplished for real in Iraq if the bureaucratic dipshits would've just gotten out of the fuckin way and let our soldiers do what they needed to do.
So, yeah, in a nutshell, what Jack said above. And you & GB11. COMMON SENSE and actually taking the time to get to know the men under you & around you. When you think one of them is having some problems, take the time to sit down and share a beer or Red Bull and talk to the guy. If one of them is showing signs of trouble, that's what you do. Not give him a fuckin pamphlet or app.
But few if anyone taking up space in the U.S. government has any common sense. Not a fuckin clue!
And about the young guys going in, I agree with what you said somewhat in that last paragraph. Many of them seem to believe that if they can play COD or MOH on their couch working those wrist muscles that they should be allowed to pass the U.S. Army physicals. I wonder how that's going to translate to reality when the time comes to haul themselves, their gear and an injured brother around the killzone in Whereverstan, Middle East, or North Africa. Or if the fight comes directly to our shores in a major way. If the scenario/premise behind COD: Ghosts ever becomes reality, I give the fat & lazy warrior wannabe kids about 2 minutes of life expectancy.
Now a lot of aspiring young warriors are young & hungry patriots wanting to kick ass! Including one I mentioned last week in the Forums Radio Chatter. A lot of respect for that kid!
But others, yeah; their contemporary entitlement complex has them expecting to pilot some drones a few hours a day, and roaming the mall food court and arcade and parent's couch the rest of the time. When they find themselves up Shit Creek in combat somewhere, those guys won't be able to handle it. And their momma won't be there to kiss their boo boo and make it better.
Speechless! Well nearly. And in awe!
I read that sign on his hospital room door, and it speaks volumes in one paragraph about the kind of men these great warriors like Jason and others are.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Book Review: “The Trident” by Jason Redman
Whether old soldiers from any war(including Vietnam) die or "just fade away" they should never have to die alone.
Thanks for this info Brandon and thanks for inspiring us to help.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Let No Veteran Die Alone
@IanDScottish @MR151 BIG thanks Ian!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Episode 66 – Special Veterans Day Show – Leo Jenkins & Michael Schlitz
One more thing though. Please give us again the web addresses for those organizations Michael mentioned for the smart homes for injured veterans. Could you post them here?
Great program again guys!
I know it's past Veterans Day at this point, but still want to show my thanks and appreciation to Jack, Leo and Michael and all our Army veterans both SF and others, veterans as well as active duty. Many thanks & much appreciation to you all for your honorable and noble service. Your commitment, dedication and sacrifices you've made. It has not gone unnoticed. Thanks again!
I hope you all had a great Veterans Day and will enjoy countless more!