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Oz, Tanto and Tig about their book, 13 Hours

full length video Interview

http://tinyurl.com/moovwqr

3 days, 1 hour ago on The Book “13 Hours”: Accountability Lost and What Went Right In Benghazi, Reviewed

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@Recon6 @Txazz Another interview video with Tig and Tanto - love these guys - here they mention they could have gotten help from the Italians even.

http://tinyurl.com/kop2jlb

3 days, 2 hours ago on The Book “13 Hours”: Accountability Lost and What Went Right In Benghazi, Reviewed

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Loved your experience, Jack, especially having to carry the "hostage" out on the stretcher.  ha ha ha  We used to ski in the winters and camp in the summers and the Swiss Alps literally took my breath away.

Now, I have another objective look at the beautiful country.  You certainly did receive a high honor with Francois offering his Asso Sion patch and invitation to join their association.  Thanks for sharing your unique Swiss weekend.



3 days, 6 hours ago on On the Ground with the Swiss Militia

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Thank you Brandon, and I notice SOFREP.com twice in the book, 13 Hours.  That's a very good thing so perhaps more can find this forum to discuss the book.

It is not for the faint of heart as it will tear your guts out.  Very well written and a plus to be able to see the interviews of these fine warriors beforehand.  This book will haunt you but, make you so proud of the warriors (no matter their title) that serve the American people.

The point most heartbreaking is not what "could have been done" but, the fact that "nothing was done" by our State Department or military.  When anger tempts me I focus on the faces of all these men who had their boots on the ground in the battle of Benghazi.  If they can do it, I can, too.

3 days, 20 hours ago on The Book “13 Hours”: Accountability Lost and What Went Right In Benghazi, Reviewed

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@evi1joe Your post here is inappropriate.  Brandon's review is about the book 13 Hours and the exceptional men who lived and wrote it.


3 days, 21 hours ago on The Book “13 Hours”: Accountability Lost and What Went Right In Benghazi, Reviewed

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Blake, this face came to me as you remembered our warrior horsemen - Green Berets.

Remember our Fallen! De Oppresso Liber!

Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, 24, was killed in action Jan. 25, 2008 while conducting combat operations near Barikowt, Afghanistan. He was a Special Forces weapons sergeant assigned to Co. A, 3rd Bn., 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Staff Sgt. Miller was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by the President at the White House on Oct. 6, 2010. The Medal of Honor is the highest award bestowed an individual for acts of heroism. The award was presented to the family.  Read about this young man as he was something else!

https://www.facebook.com/GBFGoldStarMemorials 

1 week, 1 day ago on The September 11th Stir

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@Med 116 absolutely, the 3rd vid is pretty pathetic and might even encourage instead of discourage.  Our State Dept has difficulty uttering the words terrorists or war, evidence of being dumb as a post.  Maybe they could get some of our SOFREP gamers to produce one.  The sound track was from the 20's?

The 2nd vid all masked men with uniforms and guns galore - big machines - oh yeah, call of the wild for young Muslims.

Article and viral video from this a.m.

Top Ten Quran Verses for Understanding ISIS

http://tinyurl.com/k92azvx

1 week, 1 day ago on ISIS Gone Wild: State Department Videos No Match For Jihadist Propaganda Machine

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Excellent account, Vasilis.  I loved it in Cyprus and wondered at the time about the division of the island.  Now, of course, I've learned a lot more and your article truly opened my eyes to the "real deal" regarding battle details.  Never realized Americans could cross over or I would have done that.  It was great to read your first hand account.

1 week, 1 day ago on Live Your Myth In Occupied Cyprus

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@LauraKinCA @14Charlie the American in North Korea did that - tore up his visa and is now sentenced to 6 years hard labor.

1 week, 1 day ago on CIA Assesses Over 15,000 Foreign Fighters Have Joined Jihadist Ranks in Syria Alone

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Vasilis, great to hear of Greece stepping up to the plate in time of need.  If we were one of those 186 people we would be flying your flag and celebrating.  It will be a day they will never forget.  Great job Greece.

1 week, 3 days ago on Greek SOF Rescues Civilians From Tripoli, Libya

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Once again, spectacular, Maj.  I feel the brain drain. 

1 week, 4 days ago on American Combat Troops inevitable return to Iraq Part II

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Loren, well told story of your memories and emotions of the shock and horror of that day.  We definitely can all look back on that day we'll never forget.

Love and admiration to our military, first responders and the ones who continued to search ground zero for years.

1 week, 5 days ago on My First 9-11

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la la la la la la  I can't hear you LOL

1 week, 6 days ago on President Obama is No Hercules: The Hydra of Radical Islam

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@Kiyabear @Txazz Stormy, it pales in consideration of what Israel spent daily during the Gaza days.  $60 million per day!  I guess a million is like a dollar used to be.  Who knows what we spend in Afghanistan.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Iraq: All my Friends are Dead, I Can’t Love a Woman, I’m Gonna Die Here

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Aug 31st Australia

AUSTRALIA will fly plane loads of arms and munitions into Iraq to help Kurdish fighters battling to repel Islamic State terrorists.

The Prime Minister Tony Abbott will announce today that Australia has agreed to a United States request to airlift support on RAAF C-130J Hercules and C-17A Globemaster aircraft into northern Iraq.

The aircraft, based at the Al Minhad Air Base in Dubai, could fly their first mission within days to help arm Iraqis against jihadists.

Australia will join a multinational effort that includes the United Kingdom, Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy and France.

The decision to airlift support to the Kurds was made at NSC a week ago and work has continued since to prepare for the mission.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/australia-on-gun-run-to-combat-terror-in-iraq-as-pm-answers-barack-obamas-sos-call/story-fni0cx12-1227042477620

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Iraq: All my Friends are Dead, I Can’t Love a Woman, I’m Gonna Die Here

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Jack, since you first told of your conversations with your friend he has been in my prayers. You've given me compassion (understanding and information) and the thought - what if he were my son over there?


3 weeks, 3 days ago on Iraq: All my Friends are Dead, I Can’t Love a Woman, I’m Gonna Die Here

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@Minou_Demimonde Minou, how much more could you do than pray to the One who has power over all - even our weasel weak Congress?  Prayer is not a last resort but, a first resort.  He can give "feet to our prayers" where we can't go.  It's a good thing to agree and join together isn't it.


3 weeks, 3 days ago on Iraq: All my Friends are Dead, I Can’t Love a Woman, I’m Gonna Die Here

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@Camo_Steve Also could have a lot to do with their culture.  They are Americans yet, their parents and relatives are still of the old country and passing that on. They find themselves hooked up with the wrong ppl at the mosques they attend.  In big part you got the problem right there - Islam.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on 2x Brit Muslims Fight for ISIS Than UK Military, That’s not the Shocking Part

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Jack, your interviews always do it - clear and concise.  Would love to see an interview where they tick you off and you really give it to 'em.  You are always armed and ready for them.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Taking Down ISIS: Jack Murphy on Sun News

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@KineticFury There is no way I ever believe what O is saying or doing.  You notice he has been talking to the Vets  and recently honored that 108 yr old lady Vet.  Now, you know he is up to something.

Hagel, Dempsey, Josh Earnest (the worst presser yet - that man is lame) - I do not believe any of them.  Pitiful state to be in to not trust your government and even members of your own party (if you're sure what party you belong to these days).  The retired military at least are finally able to say something if they will - some do.

This administration is as sick as those two teen girls who put the kitten in the microwave - sick sick and only got a slap on the wrist.  And, that folks, is the state of our nation.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on What isn’t being asked about the failed Foley rescue?

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@USMCmanny

Located in front of the World Trade Center PATH station, the statue first debuted in 2011 during a parade down Fifth Avenue. After moving several times, it will stay at its new home. Was re-dedicated 10/19/12.

Sculptured by Douwe Blumberg, it now belongs to the United War Veterans Council, the organization that manages the parade.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121022/financial-district/statue-marking-afghanistan-invasion-finds-new-home-near-world-trade-center

4 weeks ago on Horse Soldier Horror in New York City

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@USMCmanny I thought it was the permanent spot as it is near Ground Zero and took awhile to decide.

4 weeks ago on Horse Soldier Horror in New York City

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@grcalm Thanks, we needed this !!!

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Horse Soldier Horror in New York City

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@warhorse9 Any estimated time for construction completion?  Thanks for this info.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Horse Soldier Horror in New York City

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Jack, I knew I had read about this here at REP.  Blake included them writing about Unconventional Warfare 101 back in SOFREP article 2012 with lead photo of America's Response.

http://sofrep.com/5421/unconventional-warfare-101/

When I saw the lead photo I was horrified to see the Horse Soldier behind the fence.  I'm pleased to read it is temporary - how long is that in Manhattan?  America's Response is very special to me and I want that fence down.  Right now would not be soon enough.


Their secret mission: secure northern Afghanistan by advising the warring tribal factions that formed the Northern Alliance. During the 2011 Veterans Day Parade on November 11, a new monument to these men — and to all Americans in uniform — made its way down New York City’s famed Fifth Avenue on the way to its final home, a stone’s throw from Ground Zero.

Military men and women, along with New York City firefighters, policemen, emergency responders and other marchers, 50,000 in all, will escort the monument on its televised journey. The spectacle will feature members of the three original Special Operations teams — some on horseback, others walking alongside surviving spouses of fallen heroes.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/14/secret-mission-the-horse-soldiers-of-911/


Great photos in this article of the original and genuine Horse Soldiers 

Secret Mission: The Horse Soldiers of 9/11
Combat Controller, Bart Decker, "HORSE SOLDIER"

http://www.sgtmacsbar.com/CCTPhotos/Gallery24/HorseSoldiers/HorseSoldiers.html

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Horse Soldier Horror in New York City

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@E Jones It is surprising there are any pockets left the Taliban doesn't rule.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Uzra: A Mother’s Final Stand In Nuristan

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Thanks, Eric, as telling the human aspect causes one's mind to retain the entire story.  In this case it was a courageous woman who really was backed into a corner so she took her stand.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Uzra: A Mother’s Final Stand In Nuristan

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It has been proven that repetition can brainwash - China is reaching the masses.  We should know here in the US since Obama took office we were shocked how in one year he and his minions changed the vocabulary "nearly" taking out the word terrorist.

Will be looking for more news on the planned Navy cruise.

The barrel roll was cool - it shoulda been us though.  Iran shot down an Israeli drone flying over a nuclear site.  Look up, lots happening in the air.


1 month ago on China, Buzzes US plane, Showcases Foley Beheading, US Carrier Dispatched

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@majrod @steelhorse Maybe, he should be forced to watch the video along with Valerie - maybe that would get his attention.

Even the Pope, the Democrats, etc. flinched and commented after he walked directly back to the golf course.  This man is sick.

1 month ago on What isn’t being asked about the failed Foley rescue?

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RIP Franco 

Mark Gregory Paslawsky

1 month ago on American Fighting for Ukraine Killed in Action

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I'm appalled and next article even more appalled and it doesn't stop.  Never an end to the incompetence of this admin.  Each episode is more devilish.

Here is an article dated today- Eyewitness accounts.

Syrian source close to Islamic State says militants were tipped off in advance about rescue operation.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.612080

Listen to what Lt. Col Shaffer (Ret) has to say:

He told me and co-host Brian Wilson that the recently revealed rescue attempt led by Special Forces earlier this summer failed because President Obama was slow to give the go-ahead:

I’m hearing from my friends in the Pentagon, they are giving him every single option way ahead of time. And let me give you a little secret here: The reason that raid into Syria failed to get Foley and those guys was because the president drug his feet. He waited too long, the intel got stale, and by the time we actually gave the “go” word it failed because we just didn’t react quick enough.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/retired-intel-officer-foley-rescue-attempt-failed-because-obama-dragged-his-feet/

1 month ago on What isn’t being asked about the failed Foley rescue?

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OK, check this out.

Officer Wilson Family Friend Says CNN is Wrong – His Eye Socket was Fractured!

23 August 2014

Well, now the Washington Post has run a piece confirming the Fox News story and throwing the CNN report into doubt. The Washington Post has a source close to the Wilson family who says that the officer did suffer a fractured eye socket, and that his x-rays will be entered as evidence for the grand jury as they make their decision on whether or not to charge Officer Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.
http://tinyurl.com/nzo55t2

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@KineticFuryIf anyone is turned in this direction there are specific appeals for the Yazidi and Iraq Christians.  Personally, I can only vouch for Samaritan's Purse.  At least a couple of these ministries are already in Iraq and have been long before all the MSM coverage helping the Yazidis and Christians in their flight from ISIS.  Ck the creds for yourself.

http://tinyurl.com/ogyocm7


1 month ago on Yezidi Protest the United Nations for Inaction

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The good thing about REP is we get independent thinking and sometimes insider info which we never want to take for granted.  Appreciated, Jack.

1 month ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist

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This is an awesome work no doubt.  The Gurkha articles were intriguing as their history is.

A close friend has taken a young Nepalese couple under her wing as they won the lottery for visas to come to the US - Texas.  It has been interesting to find out about their way of life and eventually welcome their first baby.

1 month ago on Arc of the Ghurka: Book Review

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Breaking News: Officer Darren Wilson’s Eye Socket is not Fractured?

22 August 2014

CNN is running a report that disputes an earlier report from Fox News. The earlier story from Fox reported that Officer Wilson’s eye socket had been fractured in his confrontation with Michael Brown. CNN is disputing that story but saying that Officer Wilson’s face was treated for “bruising.”

CNN's Tweet

While we can’t be 100% sure yet what is going on with this injury… both the CNN report and the Fox News report seem to jibe with the police departments earliest statement on the subject.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/8126/breaking-news-officer-darren-wilsons-eye-socket-fractured/#Lc7YmFOaU9xfxDp8.99

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Waterborne No problem and I do the same sometimes.  References open up conversations and eyes for many.  I cannot even think of working off a smartphone - it's a world wide web these days.  Keeping up with daily news is "shock and awe" these days.  What the gov't is doing will one day be in history books or in Ripley's Believe it or Not.

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Waterborne Yes, I am well up on how to research but, I wanted to see what you had.  It is obvious to a great many of us what the DOJ is up to.  Reading each link now - thanks.

Frontpage has a bombshell report on Foley which you've prolly seen.

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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Nonwhite Cop Kills Unarmed, White Youth – National Media, AG and POTUS Ignore

21 August 2014 /

A brutal natural experiment is underway demonstrating the role of race, riots, and radicals in determining whose death is noted, and whose ignored in racialized America when unarmed young men are shot and killed by police.  While American and world media, along with the President and Attorney General of the United States,  obsess over the death of Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson, Missouri police, few people outside of Utah have heard of the remarkably parallel and contemporaneous death of Dillon Taylor, an unarmed young man (and father-to-be) from a gun shot by a Salt Lake City policeman, whose name has not been released, but who has been identified the SLC chief of police as nonwhite.

Here are the bare facts of the death of Dillon Taylor, via KUTV, Salt Lake:

Read more at http://minutemennews.com/2014/08/nonwhite-cop-kills-unarmed-white-youth-national-media-ag-potus-ignore/#T15620EZet6uYL6K.99

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@LawyerHandle @Txazz A lil too long to watch right now - this guy was only an attendant in the morgue.  You must view the video to get the info per Dr. Young.  The man has no credentials.

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@CarpeNoctem Thanks, D for asking that question as I've had it on my mind since I read the article.

1 month ago on AFSOC Releases Details of Aborted Rescue Mission That Critically Wounded Four Navy SEALs

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@Waterborne Any references you can share.

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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Autopsy ‘Expert’ Hired By Michael Brown Family Is A Huge Fraud

A Kansas City man is now front and center in the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Shawn Parcells owns a company that provides autopsy services, and some in the forensic community are taking issue with his involvement in this or any other case.
Read more at http://conservativebyte.com/2014/08/autopsy-expert-hired-michael-brown-family-huge-fraud/#tcLHoRuR921Mwgzx.99



1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@LadyHW @Txazz @Kiyabear HW, chuckle - let's hide and watch shall we!

ps: this was supposed to be under your comment H.

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Kiyabear @LadyHW sounds like he plays hardball from the statistics - been re-elected 4 times.  Gov Nixon can run his mouth and say anything with his bud Eric Holder there and then refuse to excuse McCulloch so he doesn't have to take any heat.  A real comedy act.

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Jaycel Adkins Note: Just posted this article head of the thread:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/20/missouri-cop-was-badly-beaten-before-shooting-michael-brown-says-source/?cmpid=NL_fntop

Source says Brown raised his hands ... read it for yourself

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com.

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

(for you Jayce) The source also said the dashboard and body cameras, which might have recorded crucial evidence, had been ordered by Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, but had only recently arrived and had not yet been deployed.

Please read - lots of details:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/20/missouri-cop-was-badly-beaten-before-shooting-michael-brown-says-source/?cmpid=NL_fntop

1 month ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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