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@YankeePapa @majrod I also had the thought about "self pardon" and then there you said it.  It's more than possible that the king would wave the wand over himself.

3 days, 12 hours ago on Ransom paid and lost for Bergdahl

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This saga gets more ridiculous every report . . unless ISIS gets nukes?  Methinks Obama is seeing his "legacy" quickly fading.  Nice job, Will.

3 days, 12 hours ago on Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq/Syria) Update

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How neat was that!  Loved the hangar and laid back atmosphere and waiting for the next one where Drago will cut loose.  The stories never get old do they.  Who knows, we may even get to see the Yak one day soon.

4 days, 18 hours ago on SOFREP Presents “Inside the Team Room: U.S. Navy SEALs”

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@1bwhite from the air:

USAF F-16s w/ 500 lb Bombs Kill Abu Musab al-Zarqawi 250129-17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PczapemlJ4g

5 days, 14 hours ago on How Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Really Met His Fate

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Autopsy Finds Al-Zarqawi Died Of Internal Injuries 52 Minutes After Bombing 

U.S. releases results in response to rumors that al-Zarqawi may have been beaten or shot.   June 12, 2006

http://www.mtv.com/news/1534088/autopsy-finds-al-zarqawi-died-of-internal-injuries-52-minutes-after-bombing/

Officials Detail Zarqawi's Last Hour   June 13, 2006

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/12/AR2006061200298.html

5 days, 14 hours ago on How Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Really Met His Fate

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Astounding story and outstanding . . . you always come thru, YP.  *smile*

1 week ago on Wasting the Best and the Brightest: the ASTP Program in World War Two

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@Waterborne Don't think the guy is really Bis

1 week, 1 day ago on Three Reasons Why SEAL Leaders Are Upset at O’Neill & Bissonnette

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Brandon, I've only seen you exhibit character and class going on three years for myself, always a voice of reason.  From what I've been able to experience through REP and MSM interviews you've stayed true to your words.  Even credible sources can be wrong and whether or not I agree with what you write, I've seen you stay true and on course.  Besides that, there is wisdom in a multitude of counselors and surely before you publish here in REP you run things by the rest of the triumvirate.

My heart goes out to Matt and Rob for what they've set in motion in their lives which has affected the Teams.  My prayer is our stealth warriors will emerge healthier in the long run and will ever have my gratitude.  Long before a SEAL was a twinkle in a frog's eye, our stealth warriors in the military have had our respect and honor.

The Deed is All, Not The Glory works in our private lives and whether we sign a piece of paper or not.

1 week, 2 days ago on Three Reasons Why SEAL Leaders Are Upset at O’Neill & Bissonnette

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@YankeePapa And, now they are all on the way home safe, thanks to the Aussies.  Great to hear from "down under", Mitch.

1 week, 4 days ago on Australia Gearing Up for the G20 Summit

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Today I'll pay tribute to you as well, Keith and Capt. Bob McKenzie.  I've read so much about him and a most amazing man.  You're of the same ilk.

1 week, 4 days ago on In Memory of Capt. Bob McKenzie USA

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I celebrate you today as a vet but, yet I still remember those dear but, not here.  I liked the way you told your story of service.  drats!  bet you said worse than that when they didn't card you.  God bless you.

1 week, 4 days ago on A Personal View

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Your words touch my heart.  I think they'll echo in my head.  Peace my brother.


We are all behind reading articles and one by one I am trying to make my way through the Nov 11 ones as each is important.

1 week, 4 days ago on Thoughts From A Soldier’s Heart

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Absolutely sickening isn't it.  John, you are getting information out there and that's a big start.  It is definitely hard to believe the Chinese think an elephant's tusk falls out like a tooth.  While the Chinese gov't supports the ivory trade it certainly lessens the chance of success.  Excellent article.

1 week, 4 days ago on How Intel Fusion Can Save 50,000 Elephants From Poaching Each Year

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Outstanding, Eric and made me want to cry but, also smile when he was called Papa.  How precious are your memories and it's special you shared them with us.  He was a wonderful example for you to become the man you are.  How grateful we are to all our veterans but, the old veterans are especially dear to my heart.

2 weeks ago on Veterans Day: My Grandfather and My Fellow Veterans

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Captivating, interesting, eye opening, and even humorous a time or two.  Keep these articles coming!

My thoughts and prayers are with this young man.

2 weeks ago on Fighter Politicians: An Army of Communists in the YPG and PKK

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I will ever be grateful to the Vets who honorably served their country because they served me as an American.  It's very personal and always will be.  Thank you each and every one.  I don't need a holiday to remember but, it is very nice to have two - perhaps because Canada has Remembrance Day same as day as our Veterans it gets confusing since they are memorializing their fallen.  God bless America and all our veterans.


2 weeks, 1 day ago on 2014 Happy Veteran’s Day Vets!

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 Oorah and Happy Birthday, Marine Corps!


2 weeks, 1 day ago on 2014 Marine Corps Birthday Message

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 Thank you to all our Veterans not only today but, every day.


2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Atlas Generation

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@Mitchell McAlister @Txazz YES, I am well aware of the Haka - gives one goosebumps doesn't it.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Australia’s 2nd Commando Regiment Loses ‘Little Brother’ Moniker

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A well written history on the 2nd Commando Regiment, Mitchell, not that I understood it all.  I do understand you've got ADF boots on the ground in Iraq and are the lead element.  Nice to know you've got our backs.

Does the 2nd have a battle cry - have heard the Ozzies aren't much for war cries.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Australia’s 2nd Commando Regiment Loses ‘Little Brother’ Moniker

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“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city”
― Roman Payne, The Wanderess 


RIP:  Havel Minsky

2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Real Women of the PKK: Havel Minsky

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@oldSquid(Mafia) @LawyerHandle Fox Special airs over two days, Nov 11th and 12th.  He seems to be on every channel.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on What Happened to The Team In SEAL

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@Jaycel Adkins Jayce, I read YES the No Hero book was vetted and took 6 to 9 months.  Book release is Nov 10 in 3 more days.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on NCIS Investigation Of “No Easy Day” Author Creates Further Rift Among SEAL Community

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Nicely done!  Loud and clear and I will be sharing your article with others.

Kudos to you Vasilis and Lang.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Libya Situation Report

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Poignant story, Matt but, inspiring, too.  Takes courage to walk through these losses and reminds us to never give up - always makes me proud - always brings a few tears.  One day I hope to hug them myself and thank them for their service and sacrifice.  I will ever be grateful.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Five Years Gone: Reflections of a 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Pilot

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Thanks, Matt for sharing so we can remember, too.  To remember is to honor, respect and love our finest and bravest.  My first touch with SOAR was the book, None Braver and I fell in love right then and there.  Thanks for sharing part of your "family".

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Five Years Gone

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@LadyHW good idea - there are 5 different strains of Ebola and who is to know if another or new one pops up with one of these healthcare workers returning?  One that is transmitted by air for instance.  Too many variables.  They were very sure before in VA when the Reston strain popped up.

4 weeks ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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@clluelo I preferred Aljazeera before Gore bought it.  One could come across some real nuggets.  Very mundane these days.  It's not only what they say but, how they say it in the foreign newspapers that I look at.  I like to go to the country where things are happening.

What in the world has happened to AW?  This subject causes me to think of all our chats during the Mall attack which was awhile ago.

4 weeks ago on Al Jazeera and Source Agenda

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@bandanana The nurse in Maine is only happenstance not a plot but, I find it very interesting watching it play out.  She also lied by omission if nothing else.  Intelligence officer for CDC?

Today:  Wed.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered all military personnel returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa to be held in a 21-day quarantine. 

Hagel signed the order Wednesday morning, accepting a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Army days earlier had imposed such a policy on its own servicemembers, but the new order applies to all branches.

@Waterborne: degrees do not equal "smart" or good old common sense.  Read this a.m. Dr. Spencer lied to authorities at first telling them he self quarantined himself at home on his return.  His credit cards, metro passes proved him a liar when authorities followed up.

4 weeks ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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Excellent, Derek.  Having lived in Munich and then watch the attack play out on TV was shocking.  Plenty to remember and contemplate since then.

"We as a society need to take the blinders off and realize that to be victorious in battle is to be accepting of one’s own savagery."

Good to see you back.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Destroy All The Brutes: Targeted Killings, Revenge, and the Hydra Effect

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Released Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Works For CDC…Her Lawyer Is A White House Visitor

http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/27/released-ebola-nurse-kaci-hickox-works-for-cdc-her-lawyer-is-a-white-house-visitor/

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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keep in mind she works for CDC which they've hidden and wiped info off the internet.

Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients will not observe quarantine

Her attorney Steven Hyman told the Bangor Daily News that she agreed to stay in isolation from the public for two days, despite Maine officials expectations that she remain for the required 21-days imposed on those who have been exposed to the virus.

"She doesn't want to agree to continue to be confined to a residence beyond the two days," Hyman said.

Health officials in Maine said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care workers who've treated Ebola patients.

But civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel, who is also representing Hickox said she would contest any potential court order requiring her to quarantine at home.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/maine-nurse-who-treated-ebola-patients-will-not-observe-quarantine/

Her boyfriend who was in quarantine and is supposed to be in Maine says he was going to her house.  He is in nursing school - the university says if he leaves the campus he cannot return until 21 day quarantine is over.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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@majrod @Txazz @clluelo Unfortunately that's exactly what we have to imagine these days but, how many are?

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Another 9/11 is Not What America Should Be Afraid Of

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@clluelo Surely plans with our police departments are in place already fpr exactly such contingencies.  That's a given - anywhere people swarm together.  This is not our first rodeo as the last one was when Gabby Giffords was gunned down at a meet and greet meeting at a mall. I forger how many were killed now.  Deranged shooters which includes jihadists can pop up anywhere with any weapon.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Another 9/11 is Not What America Should Be Afraid Of

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Jeh Johnson:  The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it has increased security at federal buildings across the county, citing terror threats and recent attacks in Canada and elsewhere.

http://tinyurl.com/kmlc88v

Surprisingly they are doing something.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Another 9/11 is Not What America Should Be Afraid Of

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Lawmaker claims plans may be in pipeline to bring non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that his office has received "information from within the administration" that these plans are being developed. So far, only American Ebola patients have been brought back to the U.S. for treatment from the disease epicenter in West Africa.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/28/lawmaker-claims-plans-may-be-in-pipeline-to-bring-non-citizens-to-us-for-ebola/

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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@clluelo 

Australia instigates Ebola-prompted ban on travel from West Africa

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced "strong controls" on arrivals from West African countries affected by cases of the deadly disease.

Telling Australia's parliament during a question time session Monday that his ministry was currently "not processing any application from these (Ebola) affected countries," he said that the government was also suspending its humanitarian program.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/28/world/asia/australia-immigration-policy-ebola/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

1 month ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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@Recon6 @Waterborne The US patented a strain of Ebola in 2010 - and there are many working on ZMapp (based on tobacco - takes a killer to kill one) and Israel can take a huge part with their skill sets.

I hear ya WB and most likely right sad to say - so many things are hidden - just saw Ray's post on this nurse (forced into quarantine in NJ) works for the CDC and is progressive card carrier (now, scrubbed from the internet).

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/10/breaking-ebola-nurses-ties-to-cdc-scrubbed-from-website-is-far-left-progressive-obama-supporter/

1 month ago on Ebola Outbreak: Stop the Carriers?

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Our guys may still be in that part since it is eastern - and double checked that our troops were leaving souther - Helmund.

1 month ago on Saving Sandbag: Afghan Dog Adopted by OGA

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@Recon6 @Waterborne @Txazz

Fog of Ebola war: White House stance unclear as military leaders urge US troop quarantine

So far, the Army is the only military branch to take the step of ordering mandatory quarantines. In a decision Fox News confirms was made by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, the Department of the Army has issued guidelines ordering troops returning from West Africa into a 21-day isolation, separated from their families and other troops. 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/27/joint-chiefs-call-for-quarantine-troops-returning-from-ebola-zone/

ps: didn't we all fall in love with Odierno during Katrina
 - Odierno for President ???

1 month ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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Officially all Americans are out of Afghanistan now.  Maybe someone brought Sandbag home with them.  Loved the story.

1 month ago on Saving Sandbag: Afghan Dog Adopted by OGA

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@Waterborne Perhaps Italy has a say in this and since our military "stages" through their country they want the quarantine.

1 month ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia monitored for Ebola in Italy

U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being placed in isolation in Vicenza, Italy out of concern for the Ebola virus, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.

The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. There are currently 11 soldiers in isolation.

They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains in effect, everyone returning from Liberia - several hundred - will be placed in isolation for 21 days. Thirty are expected in today, Martin reports.

 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ebola-outbreak-u-s-soldiers-returning-from-liberia-placed-in-isolation-in-italy/

Oscar comments:

obama says this 21 day isolation is not necessary for high risk individuals who worked closely with infected people.

I doubt the Major General was directly treating infected individuals. So which is it?

1 month ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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US government bought 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits; not a single one will go to soldiers sent to West Africa

In fact, according to reports, troops from the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division who are being sent to the Ebola zone won't be getting full protective hazmat clothing and suits for their mission. As Britain's Daily Mail reported:
Instead, the troops will be given only masks and gloves to protect them from the potentially fatal virus, General David Rodriguez said at a Pentagon briefing.

Read on . . .

Yet, Uncle Sam is buying tens of thousands of hazmat suits for its diplomatic personnel at the State Department

http://www.naturalnews.com/047405_Ebola_hazmat_suits_US_soldiers.html##ixzz3HLSVfYID

1 month ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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@BrandonWebb @SixTwo @yanica OMG Brandon, TNY article was incredible - hurt my heart when the doctor died.  If only they had given him the Zmapp. Well told story.  Represents a bit of what's going on in those ravaged countries. God bless each and everyone working against Ebola.

1 month ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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Well, of course he did - and the lead photo is priceless - the look on the president's face.  I remarked that I wondered what it took to get him to hug that nurse.  It is a serious subject and I concur 100% with you, Brandon.

I really was shocked the returning health care workers were so lax.  Looking from their side of things would be quite different though.  They come from an area of death and dying and just want to be normal.  Perhaps a pep talk before they left explaining the realities of the US since Ebola walked in.  I really felt for the latest returning nurse who was captured as she entered the country unaware of the new quarantine. They really botched that one.

1 month ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now

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