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Let the Fun Begin

4 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Matriculation Day. To-day, at the Virginia Military Institute. :-) A thought came to me after I posted this– What general officers, or captains of industry, renowned surgeons, or governors might be among the honorable youths signing the book right now? Interesting to consider.

White House considers airstrikes in Syria

The Washington Times reports that the beheading of James Foley by ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State thugs has pushed the White House to look at airstrikes on ISIS units in Syria. I guess they called the President on the 9th hole and asked him if its OK; Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said the videotaped beheading of […]

Who’s responsible?

4 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

With the dissolving of our southern border, and with ISIS threatening to blow up a major US city, who’s fault is it? Bush’s? The TEA Party’s? Or the designer of the golf course in Martha’s Vineyard? Is Jimmy Carter available to work the Situation Room?

Regarding USAF Personnel Cuts

One of our readers of the USAF-persuasion recently provided a link regarding USAF personnel issues.  So thought I’d write about that too. As has been the case with the Army and Navy, members of the USAF are also being scrutinized for involuntary separation. The USAF recently completed a records review of 7,121 individuals in the […]

Don’t Condemn Hostages Who Denounce America

I had an epiphany, an awakening moment today, regarding the issue of those hostages held by jihadist organizations as pawns in this expanding war of militant Islam versus the rest of the world. Like millions of others, I was disgusted with the jihadi mindset that would stage an on- camera beheading of a young American […]

More “Government Transparency”? Sure Looks Like It.

Remember a month ago or so, when the TSA flatly denied news reports that illegal immigrants were being allowed to board US commercial flights without proper ID? You know, after Border Patrol union officials had disclosed the practice, flatly stated it was occurring, and questioned it?  When TSA said, in a press release to multiple […]

Pet Dinosaur killed, Student arrested

WCSC form South Carolina reports That Alex Stone was  suspended for completing a creative writing assignment.   Now as Paul Harvey would have said “The rest of the Story” Alex was given a writing assignment on his first day back at school to  write Facebook post based in the future about an event. So he […]

Charles Rood; phony SEAL in WV

Don Shipley sends us a link to the Huntington, WV Herald Dispatch which tells the tale of local resident Charles Rood; He really enjoyed working for Jim Tweel, owner of Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti Restaurant, but decided to join the U.S. Navy in December of 1959 and, this is where his story really begins to […]

DARPA Wants to Get Nano Properties to Work at Bigger Scale

DARPA is hosting a webinar on September 9 to discuss “Atoms to Product” [PDF]: “Many common materials exhibit unique and very uncommon physical characteristics when fabricated into nanometer scale particles, i.e., dimensions near the size of atoms. Show More Summary

Holder to investigate Foley murder

Fox News reports that Eric Holder, the Attorney General, has announced that he’s going to lunch an investigation into the beheading of journalist James Foley. “This is more nonsense,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., an Iraq war veteran, said in a statement to “What’s most aggravating is that either in Foley’s situation, or the other […]

Pentagon guidance on ice bucket challenge

Apparently, there are too many lawyers at the Pentagon who are not engaged in rewriting the rules of engagement every minute of every day for the troops who are involved with fighting the war against terror, so some of them got together and wrote rules of engagement for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. From the […]

“Destroy the Islamic State NOW”

5 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Says retired Marine General John Allen: Make no mistake, the abomination of IS is a clear and present danger to the U.S. The only question really is whether the U.S. and its allies and partners will act decisively now while they can still shape events to destroy IS, an act that seems increasingly self-obvious. Show More Summary

Hagel: Syria Airstrikes Against ISIL Possible

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey said Thursday that U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces will be limited to Iraq for the time being, but the ISIL threat eventually will have to be confronted at its core in Syria.

Hagel: IS is bigger threat than AQ

Secretary of Defense Chuck Obvious told the Pentagon press that ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State is more dangerous than al Qaeda ever was according to Stars & Stripes, that was in case no noticed that al Qaeda never had an army with tanks and jeeps and stuff. The Islamic State, which has taken over much of Iraq since […]

Keith Duffner saving the day

Jerry sends us a link from a local news station in Las Vegas about Keith Duffner who came to the rescue of Taylor Morris who had left his legs in Afghanistan. After going through security, he fell and twisted one of his prosthetic legs, making it hard for him to get around. Morris couldn’t fix […]

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