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9 months, 1 week ago on Why The White House Hasn’t Released Photos Of Osama bin Laden’s Corpse
I know it's probably pie in the sky, but perhaps the concept of "Army Air Corps" should be resurrected, and we do our own damn CAS like the Marines do. Of course, at the end of the day, it'll be the same bureaucrats cutting budgets, so I'll concede that it's a moot point on a fantasy.
1 year ago on Buzz CAS-Kill: Who needs A-10s?
@HonestBroker247 @DieHardDeuce He surely is one and the same. That's my overall point: remember the good lessons that were learned the hard way, without repeating the same mistakes. Hopefully, this current deal has been thoroughly thought through... before we unfroze
the $7 billion dollars.
1 year ago on Dealing with Iran—Turning Enemies into Allies
I am by no means a foreign policy expert... but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.Besides being a warmonger (that's military service member in hippie-speak), I have no problem attempting to take advantage of an opportunity ot achieve a peaceful, diplomatic solution, if a legitimate one presents itself. That being said, what I know of Iranian history when dealing with the US forces me to be skeptical of there newfound eagerness for mutually beneficial diplomacy. I read a book earlier this year called The Twilight War, by former Marine Lt. Col. David Crist. A good part of the book focused on the Iran-Contra affair, and the folly of giving away hundreds of anti-tank and anti-air missiles, in exchange for promises to assist with the plight of American hostages in Lebanon.While I hope that the recent promises of good behavior are genuine, it also seems like we're enthusiastically diving in head first without checking the depth of the water. We're reportedly releasing $7 billion dollars in frozen Iranian assets for - at least publically - no more than a promise and a handshake, good for six months. A wise man once said, "trust but verify". Hopefully, that wisdom isn't lost on the current dipolomatic leadership.
Great post, Jack.
1 year ago on Where Did Special Operations Go Wrong?
I know I'm just a lowly loggie Captain, but when does a stupid order start to morph into an unlawful one?
1 year, 5 months ago on Rules of Engagement Gone Wild: “Boots on the ground BDA”!?
Bought it yesterday as a Father's Day gift
1 year, 6 months ago on American Gun, by Chris Kyle
Hmm... soooo I'm guessing running full at the guy with thr pugil stick and attempting to crush his sternum is frowned upon?
1 year, 6 months ago on Spartan Death Race
To your point, I was online looking for a decent med kit for my car and the parental units; trying to remember all that was in the one I carried in country.
Any recommendations/preference on kits out there?
1 year, 7 months ago on Don’t be a Soft Target
@Virginstateofmind LOL, precisely. More like 14 hours ago.
1 year, 7 months ago on 1,000 Posts Into the SOFREP Story
Didn't see SleazyWeasel's story below. What he said.
Love it here!!!
Now when that command is followed by, "Present, Arms!"what am I supposed to do again?
Lets see now. 'This is my rifle, this is my gun...'
1 year, 7 months ago on Attention Whores and Conspiracy Theorists (But I Repeat Myself)
@Tango9 @DieHardDeuce Prepatory command and command of execution.
Why waste a JDAM? All that tinderbox needed was a sparkler or a dirty look from Nancy Pelosi and *poof*
Excellent article. Sums up how I've been feeling all week when I first heard about the crap infowars was selling. Even though I was initially hoping for real whores, outing conspiracy dealers is the next best thing.
Ok, before I even start reading:
At first, I thought the title said, "Attention: Whores and Conspiracy Theorists!" I should have known that was an odd title for a SOFREP article.
Now back to reading...
@LauraWalkerKC @Tango9 @IS1FiveO Haha. @TSpeedbump and TFlashbang!
1 year, 7 months ago on Not Mirandizing Terrorists? Slippery slope…
Yep, you're second paragraph is essentially the point I was making. Wasnt advocating going down that road, just pointing to the sign in that direction. Trying to see the line between American Jihadist captured here and the rights he's gets to pursue, versus American jihadist in Yemen that catches a Hellfire with his bunghole with no due process.
Hang 'em by the nuts upside down in pirana infested waters sure, but what's the difference in paths on getting to that point, and how does that apply to Hassan, or ELF torching homes, or any other domestic terrorist. Or does imminent threat only apply to Jihadis?
Apologies if this is mentioned down below, didn't have time to read all of the comments today.
I understand and agree with the point of taking terrorism cases out of the Federal criminal system and handing them over to the skull fuckers and finger nail pull... I mean military tribuals and CIA interrogators. Full agreement there.
I think the question that arises is that do American citizens that commit acts of terror abdicate their rights under the Constitution? Is that only for terrorists that identify with a foreign influenced cause, or domestic terrorists too? If the latter, who defines a domestic act of terror? I see it as an attack on civilian or government entities to make a political or geopolitical statement. But will a 9th Circuit court judge see it the same way?
That, I think, is a slope with even more grease.
Why my ROTC instructors never let me conduct PT after once:
"Close ranks, march!""First squad, THE BEND N' REAAACH!""Second squad, THE HIP RO-TA-SHUUUUN!""...And GYRATE!!!"
1 year, 7 months ago on Protein, Pull-ups, and Offset Infils
Only seen it sourced here, but apparently, the Boston guys got their gunpower by breaking down fireworks mortars:http://gma.yahoo.com/boston-bombs-likely-built-fireworks-132131170--abc-news-topstories.html
1 year, 7 months ago on The Fear of IEDs in America!
The who would be Alex "Deep Throat" Jones. The why is probably a need for attention/validation and his perscription consipracy glasses that he views the world through.
1 year, 7 months ago on Boston Bombers and Shariat Jamaat
I believe it was said that they were Army National Guard CST performing a WMD detection mission
Well of course they did. They probably don't want a late night visit from a three sided geometric group, or angry rabid aquatic mammals, or the emotionally depressed division that works for the agency. Any terroist group with any sense would probably deny involvement most ricky tick.
1 year, 8 months ago on The Brothers Kavkaz: Analyzing the Chechen Connection to the Boston Marathon
@LauraWalkerKC @DieHardDeuce Agreed, but I'm not a pro, just open minded. This was the first article where I saw the theory validated.Game on, then.
@LauraWalkerKC @DieHardDeuce Thanks, figured you'd have insight, LW. I always come to SOFREP first.
FBI hunting 12 man sleeper cell
Anybody tracking this story?:
@majrod Time to start reviewing those student visas, and clamping down on riders who try to stay past the expiration date.
1 year, 8 months ago on Our Homeland Attacked For The First Time Since 9/11
@StormR @IS1FiveO Shared on FB by RangerUp:https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=10152778880075249
@StormR @IS1FiveO Scanner just said their looking for a clean shaven, Middle Eastern looking male
@StormR @IS1FiveO Well... no sleep for me tonight
For anyone still up, shit just went live in Boston. Hat tip Ranger Up on Facebook. Major police activity.:
http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/6254/web"Suspects have hand grenades and explosives according to police scanner. Officer just asked for a long gun on site. Two officers are down."
@IS1FiveO I read through the infowars site (gag me), and someone with common sense suggested they're probably Mass. National Guard 1st Civil Support Team guys performing a WMD detection mission.Simple Google search turned up this well dressed gentlemen... and he's from Alaskahttp://www.google.com/imgres?sa=X&hl=en&biw=1600&bih=754&tbm=isch&tbnid=kfk2kiT3Lz2toM:&imgrefurl=http://www.nationalguard.mil/news/archives/2012/05/050812-Alaska.aspx&docid=Tyf_G3oX3q8VhM&imgurl=http://www.nationalguard.mil/news/archives/2012/05/images/050812-Alaska-full.jpg&w=3000&h=1993&ei=CMhwUYkPl6fgA5fygIAM&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:6,s:0,i:104&iact=rc&dur=264&page=1&tbnh=183&tbnw=274&start=0&ndsp=20&tx=109&ty=94
@IS1FiveO Thought someone here fingered them for LEO's or Fed's last night. If the weirdos on that site are right about the radiometer, then maybe a NEST team.As far as the rest of it... somebody's been eating one too many Frosted Mini Wheats.
Faces are out. To everyone like The Jester with a dog in this game, good hunting.
Off topic, but a fertilizer plant just went up in Waco. Could be an accident, but giving the timing, I thought it was worth noting:
Yea, I hear you, AW. I'll be the first to admit that I idolize and look up to SOF guys like super heros.
Kinda sucks to find out that's some of the guys in your Justice League turned out to be more like The Watchmen.
1 year, 8 months ago on The Long Shadow Of Katrina
It does. If I had read it anywhere else other than from B. Webb talking to C.K. (R.I.P.), I wouldn't have given it a first thought, let alone a second. But after seven or so months, this site has that much credibility with me.
The fact that it happened doesn't worry me as much as the fact that the guys went along with it. I don't know how many briefings I've gone through about ethics and unlawful orders, and I'm just a POG transpo officer. I know that there are always some that will go along, and I know that there isn't a lot of detail in this story and that things are situation dependent. I do try to maintain the expectation that our best guys would have better judgement.As an add on, I don't expect it to happen, but if some how SHIT HITS FAN in this country and the government went into bizzaro mode against American citizens, I wouldn't expect it to ever go far because the LEO's and soldiers would never go along with any BS, a la Germany circa 1930's.This is not helping my warm and fuzzy...
undefined undefined Maybe I have my tin foil cap cocked to the side a little too far, but does anyone see the possibility for a false flag op with this? China quietly encourages the little 'Un to go postal, have them set fire to the peninsula, China steps in as a heavy "peacekeeping force"and just holds Seoul indefinitely.
1 year, 8 months ago on The North Korean Threat
I can't even start to read the article yet, already got me with the picture. Simply outstanding.Now back to my SOFREP education...
1 year, 8 months ago on Important Questions For Esquire’s Granger and Bronstein to Answer
Another possibility, taking the e-mail at pure face value. An entity of the US government, using a Qatari cutout, look to hire a clandestine PMC to transport/deliver/initiate untraceable, low level chemical weapons in Soviet artillery rounds to give the appearance that the Assad regime has crossed a "red line".
Wouldn't put it past the realm of possibility.
1 year, 8 months ago on Britam Defense: Another Piece in Syria’s Puzzle
Bought the first two off of Amazon when Jack was talking about this a few months back. Pretty good stuff. Would make for a good, gritty, anime cartoon.
1 year, 8 months ago on The Activity: A Special Operations Comic Book
1 year, 9 months ago on And The Throat Punch Goes To…Karzai
@majrod @Old PH2 There's also the point that if they found something so damning that they had to come around on Benghazi, they'd have to explain why they've had their head in a dark place for six months.
1 year, 9 months ago on Accountability Lost: Benghazi
Beautiful fireworks show. At least he didn't shoot it out of his ass like those damn teenagers:
@majrod @engelbrad @JackMurphyRGR The flying monkey's in the media will probably make the hacker the story, just like the "offensive" filmmaker that got tossed in jail.Pay no attention to the shriveling leg under the house...
@majrod @LauraKinCA @TKW406 @AUNITEDPEOPLE As a former cadet (ROTC) I can attest, corrective training is not only relegated to the NCO corps, and works wonders. Speaking from receiving end experience!
1 year, 9 months ago on Iraq Isn’t Exactly Over
@majrod @AUNITEDPEOPLE http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/32839328.jpg