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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.
3 months 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.
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 months, 3 weeks 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?
8 months ago on Rules of Engagement Gone Wild: “Boots on the ground BDA”!?
Bought it yesterday as a Father's Day gift
8 months, 4 weeks 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?
8 months, 4 weeks 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?
10 months, 1 week ago on Don’t be a Soft Target
@Virginstateofmind LOL, precisely. More like 14 hours ago.
10 months, 1 week ago on 1,000 Posts Into the SOFREP Story
Didn't see SleazyWeasel's story below. What he said.
Love it here!!!
10 months, 2 weeks ago on 1,000 Posts Into the SOFREP Story
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...'
10 months, 2 weeks 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!
10 months, 2 weeks 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!!!"
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Protein, Pull-ups, and Offset Infils