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  • Bristol Palin and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer engaged

    03/14/2015 1:58:06 PM PDT · 28 of 54
    robowombat to Vendome; All

    Yes Levi Johnson was and is and will remain a turd. From zero to hero, well done.

  • 'Racism is not a figment of our imagination': Springfield (MA) leaders respond to Ferguson report,

    03/13/2015 1:03:07 PM PDT · 32 of 49
    robowombat to ansel12; All

    ‘stop at the wrong McDonalds, or in just about any situation where black racists will attack them.’

    You must have made the error of stopping while white in Pritcherd Alabama.

  • Chinese Officials Just Confirmed They're Building A Second Aircraft Carrier

    03/10/2015 6:44:59 PM PDT · 17 of 39
    robowombat to blam; All
    This is not meant as snark of wise mouthing but a legitimate inquiry to Freepers who have real experience in surface ops or who have seriously studied potential naval conflict scenarios. One constantly encounters remarks as to the lack of viability of the large deck aircraft carrier pitted against emerging precision strike and submarine technologies. The reasoning is , on the surface, convincing. The battleship reached the peak of its evolution in WW2 just as it was being relegated to a supporting role in surface operations by carrier and land based aviation So the aircraft carrier , it is argued, is becoming obsolete even as its capabilities reach unprecedented levels of lethality. What then do those who know far more than I say about the future role of the carrier and why if it is a waning weapon system are the Chinese expending a lot of resources to build an ever more capable and larger carrier air arm?
  • In "Unprecedented Move" Nobel Peace Prize Chairman Demoted For Decision To Give Obama 2009 Award

    03/04/2015 1:05:20 PM PST · 23 of 24
    robowombat to noinfringers2; All
    I don't like leftist Norwegian attitudes. However, the Norse reacted violently to the German invasion. Forts at the mouth of the fjord leading to Oslo sank a German heavy cruiser. The Quisling movement never gained the support of more than a fraction of the population. Norse escaped in significant numbers to the UK and formed a significant part of the British Commando units. Read ‘We Die Alone’ and ‘Shetland Bus’ to get some idea of the persistent armed resistance underway against the German occupation forces. Finally the Norse have deployed their quite competent SOF in both Iraq and Afghanistan in actions against the Islamist terrorists.
  • Horrific video claims to show a nine-year-old 'ISIS supporter' being executed by Shia militia

    03/04/2015 12:51:40 PM PST · 29 of 50
    robowombat to C19fan; All
    Give me that Old Time (Muslim) Religion. Now the 9th century appearing on TV screens everywhere.
  • FCC to Vote on Net Neutrality Rules on Thursday

    02/24/2015 6:37:38 PM PST · 1 of 35
    robowombat
    I have phoned and written my Rep and both Senators and gotten no response. Congress is in recess and this power grab was timed for the 'Ski Vacation break' that Congress sets for this time each year. The staffers I have reached seem unaware or dismissive about this issue and they are supposed conservative GOP members staffers.
  • Grover Norquist Stars in Daytona 500 Ad Promoting More Immigration (George Soros funded)

    02/21/2015 6:55:14 PM PST · 11 of 32
    robowombat to cripplecreek; All
    Do not vote for Grover for NRA Director. He keeps getting in through false flag conservative credentials. He helped get the limp wristed president of the limp wristed ACA into the NRA Presidency a couple years ago. GN is a classic inside the beltway false flag operator and a mudslime agent of influence.
  • Culpeper authorities identify bodies found at Mountain Run Lake Park Story

    02/21/2015 4:47:29 PM PST · 14 of 22
    robowombat to Steven Scharf; All

    Northern Virginia

  • Culpeper authorities identify bodies found at Mountain Run Lake Park Story

    02/21/2015 4:17:06 PM PST · 1 of 22
    robowombat
  • William H. Wilbur, Jr. USMA 1949

    02/17/2015 3:23:30 PM PST · 1 of 3
    robowombat
    The father received the MOH in WW2 the son the DSC in Korea. Long remember.
  • The Mythical Muslim Might

    02/16/2015 7:32:29 PM PST · 3 of 7
    robowombat to LadyDoc; All
    A very interesting article from a web page worth visiting at least weekly. Even in thoroughly Islamic states such as Pakistan the islamists political parties never can win en a strong minority position in parliament. Islamacism dynamic is violence and lots of it. The Islamacists detest ‘luke warm’ Muslims as much as ‘infidels’ and as their are a lot more Muslims around these people they kill a lot more coconfessionalists than anyone else.

    One thing I keep wondering about is that if the Islamacists started trying to recruit marginalized white European and North American males if they would not tap a rich vein of recruits. Here in the US the effects of de facto open borders and aggressive feminazism along with the damage the ‘08 crash did to the economy are to increasingly push less skilled and poorly educated (products of publix skuls) white men out of the labor force or into jobs that are uncertain and pay next to nothing. These men are viewed with generalized contempt by the fortunate who remain middle class. Many of these men must be starting to feel they haven't abandoned their country but their country and culture have turned their backs on them. Such men would seem excellent recruits for Islam. Thoughts?

  • BREAKING: Reports Claim ISIS Just Captured al-Asad Air Base Where 300 U.S. Marines Could Be Trapped

    02/12/2015 9:47:13 PM PST · 175 of 203
    robowombat to DesertRhino
    One can only hope this is true. Not all would surrender in any case. With the sort of leadership current in all the services what is very possible is the sort of disarray caused by weak leaders who are afraid of decisive action that led to the Kabul debacle.

    ‘Everyone of them just wants to get out there and kill. They are bad-ass, hard-charging mothers.”
    Chris Kyle, American Sniper’

    And unfortunately this is not true. Case in point is General Jones, USMC, BHO’s first national Security Adviser. A man who never saw an opportunity to surrender that he didn't like.

  • BREAKING: Reports Claim ISIS Just Captured al-Asad Air Base Where 300 U.S. Marines Could Be Trapped

    02/12/2015 7:55:59 PM PST · 138 of 203
    robowombat to rey; All
    ‘One thing hasn’t changed; young men join the Marine Corps to fight, i.e. kill. I think those Marines at al Asad are just fine with making quite a few martyrs.’

    That is all well and good but US military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan have been relentlessly intimidated as to the consequences of violating Rules of Engagement. While some GYSGT might say ‘Yes Sir’ with his fingers metaphorically crossed when it comes to 19 and 20 year old PVT’s and PFC’s who are authoritatively told that ROE’s that require no return fire unless each instance is specifically approved by a field grade officer at the TOC it is a different matter. This is a big base and the Iraqis are mostly likely to (a) flee or (b) be covert ISIS types. The enemy will infiltrate, snipe and constantly keep US forces under some kind of fire. The sort of ROE’s the people BHO has populated the ranks of the higher staffs and command structures with are likely to be of the ‘no unnecessary (read any) infliction of casualties on the indigenous population’ . The men at the point of the spear will remember the blood and thunder lectures on how people go to Leavenworth for life for violating ROE’s and doing a ‘bad shoot’. Think of the consequences of the demoralizing environment BHO and his flunkies have brought to the services.

  • BREAKING: Reports Claim ISIS Just Captured al-Asad Air Base Where 300 U.S. Marines Could Be Trapped

    02/12/2015 7:39:23 PM PST · 123 of 203
    robowombat to DesertRhino; All
    “Only if Obama ordered them to surrender would this happen.”

    You really don’t get it. You seriously believe that if Obama ordered it, 300 Marines would surrender,, to ISIS and certain beheading?
    Ask any Marine you can find, or any era. Get back to us.

    I wish i was a confident as you that in the last resort your scenario would play out. Unfortunately from what I have seen and know about the US armed forces in the last decade it seems to me more likely that any such crisis would look more like the British at Kabul in what 1841 rather than Thermopylae or the Chosen.

    You have no idea how much the services, all of them, have been corrupted by political correctness and legalism. The browbeating of males with traditional attitudes towards the service over ‘rape in the ranks’ as well as the relentless pressure from various ‘thought reform’ type training programs developed to make straight white men in uniform feel a generalized sense of guilt and shame have scarred the services more than anyone can imagine.

    I am pretty certain that while this force may number 300 there are about a dozen field grade officers with them . They were all anxious to gild their resumes and pick up another decoration when they signed on. When the rubber hits the road and the flood of confusing, indecisive and just plain ridiculous command guidance comes pouring in from Eucom, FMF Lant and HQ USMC and even further up the chain these staff wallahs will mill about trying to figure out how best to protect their careers and manage to escape this place physically intact. Stupid directions to ‘minimize loss of life (ISIS lives that is) and even disable personal weapons based on what some ‘reliable Iraqi’ says can be worked out is what is likely to go down. Unlike the Philippines in 1942 when direction to the US garrisons in the southern islands were to stand by and await Japanese plenipotentiaries to surrender to there are no friendly native populations for Marines who think surrender to ISIS sucks to flee to.

  • ISIS Captures Iraqi Town, Threatens Airbase Where U.S. Marines Are Training Iraqi Troops

    02/12/2015 7:19:47 PM PST · 6 of 10
    robowombat to Forward the Light Brigade
    Considering the bizarre circumstances surrounding the exit from Yemen of the Marine Security Unit described below the problem may be that the POTUS and DOS work out a brilliant plan to avoid ‘unnecessary loss of life’ and order the Marine contingent to turn their weapons over to Isis after rendering them inoperable and based on assurances from ‘reliable Iraqi intermediaries’ the Marines will be allowed to board US transport planes and depart. We know how this would end but I think BHO and Kerry would be overwhelmed by their brilliance and easily push some scheme such as this on to DOD and FMF Lant.:

    UPDATE, 9:57p ET: The Marine Corps has clarified what Marines did under State Department orders in Yemen following the evacuation of the U.S. embassy.

    Crew served weapons were destroyed at the embassy, while Marines’ personal weapons were “rendered inoperable” at the airport, and their destroyed components were left behind.

    The Marine Corps does not dispute the reporting that CENTCOM is outraged over weapons being rendered inoperable.

    Read the full statement below:

    The Marine Security Force left the American embassy in Yemen for the movement to the airfield as part of the “ordered departure” with only personal weapons. All crew served weapons were destroyed at the embassy prior to movement. None of them were ‘handed over’ in any way to anyone. The destruction of weapons at the embassy and the airport was carried out in accordance with an approved destruction plan.

    Upon arrival at the airfield, all personal weapons were rendered inoperable in accordance with advance planning. Specifically, each bolt was removed from its weapons body and rendered inoperable by smashing with sledgehammers. The weapons bodies, minus the bolts, were then separately smashed with sledgehammers. All of these destroyed components were left at the airport — and components were scattered; no usable weapon was taken from any Marine at Sana’a airport.

    To be clear: No Marine handed a weapon to a Houthi, or had one taken from him.

  • ISIS Fighters Reportedly Seize Parts Of Iraqi Town, Threatening U.S. Marine Base

    02/12/2015 7:10:12 PM PST · 8 of 43
    robowombat to blueunicorn6; All
    Ah yes Yemen. Here is the latest on that glorious chapter in our national history.:

    UPDATE, 9:57p ET: The Marine Corps has clarified what Marines did under State Department orders in Yemen following the evacuation of the U.S. embassy.

    Crew served weapons were destroyed at the embassy, while Marines’ personal weapons were “rendered inoperable” at the airport, and their destroyed components were left behind.

    The Marine Corps does not dispute the reporting that CENTCOM is outraged over weapons being rendered inoperable.

    Read the full statement below:

    The Marine Security Force left the American embassy in Yemen for the movement to the airfield as part of the “ordered departure” with only personal weapons. All crew served weapons were destroyed at the embassy prior to movement. None of them were ‘handed over’ in any way to anyone. The destruction of weapons at the embassy and the airport was carried out in accordance with an approved destruction plan.

    Upon arrival at the airfield, all personal weapons were rendered inoperable in accordance with advance planning. Specifically, each bolt was removed from its weapons body and rendered inoperable by smashing with sledgehammers. The weapons bodies, minus the bolts, were then separately smashed with sledgehammers. All of these destroyed components were left at the airport — and components were scattered; no usable weapon was taken from any Marine at Sana’a airport.

    To be clear: No Marine handed a weapon to a Houthi, or had one taken from him.

    The question is ; Why were and who ordered the USMC Security Unit to destroy their rifles and sidearms? For what reason?

  • ISIS Fighters Reportedly Seize Parts Of Iraqi Town, Threatening U.S. Marine Base

    02/12/2015 6:54:11 PM PST · 2 of 43
    robowombat to E. Pluribus Unum; All

    This report should reassure us all:

    Reports #Iraq-i town of al-Baghdadi fallen to #ISIS, but Pentagon says no attack on US troops at Asad Air base

  • Departing From Country's Pacifism, Japanese Premier Vows Revenge Against ISIS for Killings

    02/01/2015 7:33:15 PM PST · 20 of 87
    robowombat to SeekAndFind
    The Japanese have maritime force with out of area reach. They actively participated in the coalition operations in the Indian Ocean but made sure they remained far from any area of real conflict. The JNSDF were obviously interested in getting real time experience in distant station operations. Japan has effectively no way to strike at ISIS on its turf unless they and the Israelis strike some sort of deal by which Israel supports Japanese SF assets. The Japanese SF are very well trained and equipped.
  • Ukraine needs America’s help

    02/01/2015 7:27:38 PM PST · 163 of 212
    robowombat to Greetings_Puny_Humans
    Your response is well strange. It is full of a sort of frenetic hysteria and short on what US vital interests are at stake. Russia may have an unpleasant regime. Many nations do. There are currently what 2 1/2 communist nations, Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela a very pale sort of. None represent anything much but third or fourth tier regional actors. The only interest Russia and Putin have in these petty regimes is that they can encourage them to do things to annoy the US. This strategy of trying to deflect regional players grudges towards this country is simply a way of returning the favor for the relentless meddling in the affairs of Russian borderlands the US has been involved in since the Soviet Union collapsed. China has a detente sort of relationship with Russia but the long term interests of those two giants over eastern Siberia are bound to end in friction and possibly conflict.

    After the implosion of the Soviet Union the US had a very clear opportunity to develop a working relationship with the Russian Federation. Instead various players in the US intelligence community and cold warriors without employment in the beltway culture persisted in pushing an adversarial approach to Russia and actively encouraged border states such as Moldavia (which had never been a country ) to break away from Russia. The result has created the return of intense enmity in Russia towards this country and for some time ended any chance of developing a real working relationship with Russia. Russia by virtue of its size and resources is a great power and inherently of more consequence than any of the various border states. It is the interest of the US to build a stable relationship with those international players that matter just as it is in the interest of the US to continually maintain massively powerful military forces to instill the proper level of respect for the US.

    The problems of the Russian borderlands are not our problems. At most these are the problem of the European Union just as were the problems caused by the collapse of Yugoslavia. There is no more vital US interest in the Russian borderlands other than possibly Poland than there was in the internecine battling between various ethnic factions in what once was Yugoslavia. Who rules in Georgia or even Kiev are at most of very limited interest to this country. The frenetic globalism you push is very much like that which helped launch the current Syrian tragedy. The US does have limited resources and it will be tried enough trying to contain the multi-pronged Chinese offensive aimed at ejecting the US from East Asia without having to try and refight the Cold War in Europe.

  • Ukraine needs America’s help

    02/01/2015 6:45:59 PM PST · 160 of 212
    robowombat to Greetings_Puny_Humans
    ‘The interest is obvious: stopping expansion and further aggression from Russia. If Russia is not stopped here, he will continue invading countries’

    Russia is not the Soviet Union. Containment was against communism. Containment of or attempted containment of normal great power behavior in a corner of eastern Europe has no , to me, compelling interest component for the US. If it is a problem for anyone it would be European countries. The return of the domino theory does not stir me. At most it may be of some interest to the US to provide enough material support through intermediaries to keep the Russians and Ukrainians fighting among themselves so that potential Russian-Polish conflict can be discouraged.

  • Ukraine needs America’s help

    02/01/2015 3:01:24 PM PST · 157 of 212
    robowombat to UMCRevMom@aol.com; All
    The Ukraine may need America's help but the question is does America have any interest in helping the Ukraine. I have read most of the responses here and do not find any specific mention of what US national interests are in the unfolding Russian-Ukraine conflict. Is there any major interest? Does the US have any significant interest in any state in East Europe other than Poland? If we have an interest what is it, specifically? Much of the commentary here represents slogan speak and little reflection on what level (if any) should the involvement of the US be in this dispute. I hope some posters will have something substantive to say and comments get beyond knee jerk anti-Russian or knee jerk neo -isolationist sloganeering.
  • Antisemitic British Baroness Jenny Tonge Pressures UK Jews to Condemn Israel

    01/30/2015 4:24:14 PM PST · 1 of 20
    robowombat
    Some more on this evil and stupid woman:

    HOMEABOUTNEWSCOMMENTTHE TEA ROOMPODCASTCONTACT

    Fanatical UK Lib-Dem Jenny Tonge joins new hate fest against Jewish state Jenny Tonge is one of the most frightening anti-Zionists in Britain, and her companions at this recent event are even worse, as an eye-witness describes

    Fe1229ede11fec266a771d216d121cdffcec3fea Jenny Tonge in full swing at "Is Israel an Apartheid State?" E23d56bf6707809f306d3c23eaf14eaef7fd7305 Richard Millett

    On 29 February 2012 11:27

    Where to begin with last week’s event at Middlesex University’s campus in Hendon, North West London, sponsored by Interpal?

    It was billed as a discussion on “Is Israel an Apartheid State?“, but became an evening of unadulterated Jew hatred.

    Jenny Tonge, the Liberal Democrat Member of the House of Lords, famous for once saying she might have been a suicide bomber had she been born a Palestinian, was the star attendee and put in a chilling performance in her usual role as one of Britain’s foremost Israel-haters.

    Tonge, who describes herself as an “ethnic Christian” started by telling the audience to beware of the Israel lobby because “once they have decided to go for you, they will go for you. I bear the scars”. She cited the notorious writings of John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, which have been widely discredited for effectively alleging a Jewish conspiracy – a charge that the authors have strenuously denied.

    She finished with the dire prediction that “Israel is not going to be there forever” and warned that eventually Israel “will lose its support and then they will reap what they have sown”.

  • Col. M.N Rai's Funeral

    01/29/2015 2:40:27 PM PST · 4 of 13
    robowombat to Republic_Venom

    Day after receiving gallantry medal, Col Munindra Nath Rai killed in J&K gunbattle
    Rajat Pandit,TNN | Jan 28, 2015, 02.32 AM IST

    Day after bravery award, colonel killed in J&KArmy officer, two militants killed in Tral encounter

    NEW DELHI: Bravery came easy to Colonel Munindra Nath Rai. It ran in his family, with both elder brothers having received gallantry awards. Just a day after being named on Republic Day for the Yudh Seva Medal, Colonel ‘Munna’ Rai was leading his troops against heavily-armed militants in Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday.

    It was the officer’s last battle. Colonel Rai, a 2/9 Gorkha Rifles officer who was commanding 42 Rashtriya Rifles, and J&K police head constable Sanjeevan Singh laid down their lives in the fierce encounter, which led to the killing of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants at Handora village of Tral in south Kashmir.

    Officers said Col Rai — survived by wife Priyanka, daughters Alka (12) and Richa (9), and son Aditya (7) — was not someone who rested on his laurels. His name may have been announced for the YSM on Monday but he “strongly believed in always leading from the front”.

    Police identified the militants killed in the encounter as Hizb district commander Abid Ahmed Khan and his associate, Shiraz Dar. “On getting intelligence inputs about the two terrorists hiding in the village, Munna would not have hesitated for a moment before personally leading the joint operation with police,” said an officer. The fact that his mother was seriously ill back home, or that his 14th wedding anniversary was just four days away, would not have deterred him.

    “A tall, spirited and dashing guy, Munna was like that ... tremendously brave,” he added.

    Sanjeev Singh, the head constable who was killed in the Tral encounter. (PTI file photo)

    Hailing from Ghazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Col Rai grew up in Kalimpong where his father was a school teacher. His eldest brother, YN Rai of CRPF, was awarded a police gallantry award for battling the fidayeen (suicide) squad that stormed the famous Raghunath temple at Jammu in November 2002, killing over a dozen people and injuring many others. YN Rai himself was wounded in the attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba on the temple, said officers.

    The other brother, Colonel DN Rai, also in the Gorkha Regiment, was awarded a medal for operations in J&K in 1990-1991. “Munna came from a family of heroes,” said another officer.

    The Army for long has had the sterling tradition of its officers leading from the front, which comes to the fore in the gallantry awards list year after year. Just on Monday, Major Mukund Varadarajan was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra, the nation’s highest peacetime gallantry award, which was received by his wife Indu.

    Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sheraaz Ahmad Dar, who was gunned down by the security forces in Tral. (PTI file photo)

    But it’s relatively rare for battalion commanding officers to die in counter-insurgency operations. Col Rai, incidentally, was into his third tenure in the Army’s specialized counter-insurgency force in J&K.

    In 2007, Col Vasanth V of 9 Maratha Light Infantry was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra for laying down his life while personally leading an operation to flush out militants in Uri sector of J&K. His wife Subhashini had received the medal during the Republic Day parade in 2008.

  • Col. M.N Rai's Funeral

    01/29/2015 2:37:28 PM PST · 3 of 13
    robowombat to Republic_Venom

    Army honours braveheart killed in J&K gunbattle
    TNN | Jan 28, 2015, 11.23 AM IST

    Army pays tribute to braveheart Colonel RaiDay after bravery award, colonel killed in J&K

    SRINAGAR: The Army on Wednesday honoured Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who died fighting terrorists in J&K on Tuesday, a day after he was awarded a gallantry medal.

    Colonel Rai, a 2/9 Gorkha Rifles officer who was commanding 42 Rashtriya Rifles, was named on Republic Day for the Yudh Seva Medal.

    Officers said Col Rai — survived by wife Priyanka, daughters Alka (12) and Richa (9), and son Aditya (7) — was not someone who rested on his laurels. His name may have been announced for the YSM on Monday but he “strongly believed in always leading from the front”.

    He led his troops against heavily-armed militants which led to the killing of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants at Handora village of Tral in south Kashmir.

    J&K police head constable Sanjeevan Singh was also killed in the fierce encounter.

    Police identified the militants killed in the encounter as Hizb district commander Abid Ahmed Khan and his associate, Shiraz Dar.

    Meanwhile, UP government has announced Rs 30 lakh as compensation to the family of the martyred colonel.

  • Jesse Ventura: Chris Kyle Is No Hero, He's a Liar

    01/29/2015 2:06:56 PM PST · 61 of 84
    robowombat to driftdiver; All
    Lets not forget why Chris Kyle decked Jesse in that bar.

    Because Jesse said more American troops deserved to die.
    More needs to be said about this. It sounds very much like some of the libtards on Lew Rockwell. Normally they are ‘day traders’ or ‘precious metals traders’ who have never faced any hardship greater than the market skunking them. This is the ‘not heroes but murderers’ meme.

  • World War II airman's remains coming home to Iowa (SSgt Marvin Steinford)

    01/29/2015 1:58:41 PM PST · 2 of 5
    robowombat to robowombat

    Iowa gave SSGT Steinford a fine farewell:

    66 years later, Eastern Iowa airman laid to rest in Cedar Rapids

    Vanessa MIller
    APRIL 2, 2014 | 7:38 PM
    Her father went missing during his service in World War II, and that’s basically all Carol Ann Sansenbach knew about Marvin J. Steinford.

    So when government officials contacted her mother in 2005 to report finding what they believed to be his remains in a Soviet war memorial and grave site in Hungary, Sansenbach was stunned.

    “I was in disbelief,” she said after her father’s life and military service were honored Tuesday with a memorial service at Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids followed by a 21-gun salute and rendition of “Taps” at the Cedar Memorial Cemetery.

    A Boeing B-52 also roared over Steinford’s final resting place in honor of the man who friends remembered as an American hero on Tuesday. His family members, some united for the first time, raised their chins and covered their eyes in a pseudo salute to watch the massive aircraft pass over.

    “It has been fun finally getting to meet some of his relatives,” Sansenbach said. “I didn’t know them before.”

    The discovery of his remains has led Sansenbach to a wealth of information about Steinford, who was known by friends as “Steiney.” Born Aug. 29, 1922, Steinford grew up in Keystone before enlisting in the U.S. Army Corps, now known as the U.S. Air Force, in 1942.

    He was deployed oversees in December 1944 and was on a bombing mission from Amendola, Italy to Berlin Germany on March 24, 1945, when he disappeared between Soviet and German lines in Hungary. The then 22-year-old serviceman had bailed out of a B-17 aircraft that had been damaged by German anti-aircraft fire.

    He was considered missing in action for decades, until Hungarian authorities notified the United States Defense Attache in Budapest in November 2004 that the remains of what they believed was a U.S. serviceman had been found in the city of Zirc.

    Crews were excavating a Soviet memorial and grave site so they could relocate it to the outskirts of town, when they unearthed a wooden coffin that looked different from the other Soviet coffins.

    It took years for the government agencies to coordinate an exhumination of the site, and investigators confirmed the remains belonged to Steinford in July 2009. Steinford’s family members had learned in 2005 that his remains might have been found, and Sansenbach said Tuesday that it’s nice to finally give him a proper burial.

    While waiting for his remains, Sansenbach said, she read investigative reports about his disappearance and learned a lot about the moments preceding his death. The question that remains, however, is who buried him and how he ended up in the dissimilar coffin.

    “How did he end up in that box?” she said.

    Sansenbach, who on Tuesday wore her mother’s locket containing a photo of her father, also has learned more about Steinford’s personal life as information has continued to emerge about his time in the military. One friend told her that he was artistic, for example.

    “I always liked to draw,” she said. “I wondered where that came from.”

    During the memorial service, which was attended by more than 100 people, Ed McGivern, who grew up with Steinford in Keystone, said he feels the discovery of his friend’s remains years later is “almost a miracle.”

    “For those of us who believe in a higher being, it’s hard not to believe this his repatriation wasn’t meant to be,” McGivern said.

    Sansenbach, who never got to meet her father, said Tuesday provided a lot of closure. Rev. Martha Rogers, who officiated the service, said it also provided encouragement to families still looking for their loved ones.

    “This is a day of great hope,” she said.

  • World War II airman's remains coming home to Iowa (SSgt Marvin Steinford)

    01/29/2015 1:55:12 PM PST · 1 of 5
    robowombat
    "The entire crew bailed out. But I believe S/Sgt. Marvin Steinford, who was on his first mission with this crew, was killed by rifle fire while descending. We came down over German/Russian lines and soldiers of both sides shot at us as we came down in our chutes. I was not an eyewitness to his death.

    Could one have worse luck?

  • Doctor Dad SLAPS DOWN Busybody Teacher Over Daughter’s Sack Lunch

    01/25/2015 7:03:47 PM PST · 50 of 67
    robowombat to JPG

    What is that stuff? It looks like a plate of loose feces.

  • Major General Laurence B. Keiser 1917

    01/25/2015 6:57:40 PM PST · 8 of 9
    robowombat to MSF BU
    Actually pretend extended high intensity combat ops will never again happen. Deep thinkers in DOD are wedded to this mantra and will not entertain the possibility of a longish high intensity war ever happening.
  • ‘Sex slave’ claims Bill Clinton visited Epstein’s ‘orgy island’

    01/25/2015 6:53:53 PM PST · 49 of 50
    robowombat to Iowa Granny; All

    The article has disappeared from the ‘Page 6’ section of the Post since I posted it but can be found complete using this URL: http://pagesix.com/2015/01/24/sex-slave-claims-bill-clinton-visited-epsteins-orgy-island/

    Suggest you download it now before it goes down the memory hole.

  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed

    01/25/2015 2:15:32 PM PST · 18 of 23
    robowombat to Berlin_Freeper
    Other reports put the fatalities much higher than 200. It appears there is complicity between BK and some (at least) of the state security forces and the army in providing BK a free pass to run amok in Maiduguri.
  • Huge storm to dump over 2 feet of snow on NYC (Global Warming Alert)

    01/25/2015 1:37:37 PM PST · 1 of 240
    robowombat
    What is 'New York’s Strongest'?
  • Major General Laurence B. Keiser 1917

    01/25/2015 1:34:05 PM PST · 4 of 9
    robowombat to PAR35
    Appleman in his ‘Disaster in Korea’ pretty well spells this out.
  • ‘Sex slave’ claims Bill Clinton visited Epstein’s ‘orgy island’

    01/25/2015 1:31:52 PM PST · 1 of 50
    robowombat
  • Major General Laurence B. Keiser 1917

    01/25/2015 1:08:09 PM PST · 2 of 9
    robowombat to robowombat
    MG Keiser is a controversial figure in some quarters as his command of the 2nd Division in Korea ended with its virtual destruction by the Chinese in late November 1950. The Army as a whole does not like to remember what went on in Korea in the last weeks of 1950 and the first part of 1951. I wasn't there so I don't have the right to comment but as a lifelong student of military history it appears to me a crisis graver than that which faced the US Army in Europe in Dec 1944 occurred during those dark cold days amid the frozen snow covered hills of NW Korea.
  • Major General Laurence B. Keiser 1917

    01/25/2015 1:04:14 PM PST · 1 of 9
    robowombat
    An interesting comment from an EM who knew MG Keiser very late in his life:

    David Dunakey • 3 months ago I met General Keiser in in 1968, I was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco after returning from Viet Nam. He was long retired by then and he and his wife lived in an apartment outside the back gate of the base. His eyesight had failed and I was asked to drive for him. After the first day he asked for me again and I drove for him and Mrs Keiser everyday until I got out of the service in August 1968. Sergeant Cook was a frequent visitor at the house. I had the privilege of spending every day with them for a year and the above memorial does remarkable justice to the Generals character. I have had the opportunity to meet important men, powerful men, and charismatic men - men who could engender respect and loyalty without commanding it; but I have never met anyone who had these qualities to the extent of General Keiser. I returned home in August 1968 but was able to talk with the General and Mrs Keiser regularly up until his death. He had a great influence on me and for that I owe him a great deal.

  • Serve, Protect, Defend: Former Army MP, CID Agent Awarded For Heroics

    01/25/2015 12:47:46 PM PST · 1 of 4
    robowombat
  • Massive IDF movement reported in Israel’s north

    01/25/2015 9:04:41 AM PST · 32 of 32
    robowombat to montag813
    James Baker

    Is there any piece of establishment bs that this vulture has not pushed. Right now his cronies in Houston are working with the Saudis to help smack down the fracking industry to keep oil prices high so the Saudi regime can continue to run its welfare state to keep the locals happy and also fund the hate spewing fanaticism mongering empire of mullahs and ‘Islamic academies’ producing hosts of would be ‘Islamic fighters’. The Houston mafia that Baker ran with are the original Saudi front men and are behind a great deal of the establishment stooging for Muslim fanatics.

  • Huntsman: Romney's Reaction to Arab Protests a 'Problem'

    01/25/2015 8:55:20 AM PST · 50 of 50
    robowombat to flaglady47

    Thanks for taking the time to post this enlightening comment. I believe you are correct about JH being an inflated elitist gasbag with a huge sense of entitlement.

  • Local leaders weigh in on "Labinal" closing (Leaving Maryland, headed to Denton, Texas)

    01/20/2015 1:04:27 PM PST · 4 of 23
    robowombat to Lurker

    This part of Maryland votes Republican now as does the rest of the state except, and it is a big exception, PG, Montgomery, Baltimore Counties (and maybe Howard County?) and the City of Baltimore. The state is like many (Pennsylvania for instance) with the metro core being Dem and the rest Republican.

  • How Muslims view Charlie Hebdo’s new version (Has to be read to be believed)

    01/20/2015 12:58:52 PM PST · 1 of 7
    robowombat
    Basically just revomits the Islime penalty of death for those who 'dishonor' the Pedophile Phrophet and the 'holy' religion of Islime.
  • MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Was ‘Disturbed’ By ‘American Sniper’ [VIDEO]

    01/20/2015 12:50:28 PM PST · 36 of 50
    robowombat to GodBlessRonaldReagan

    The Man Who Would Be King

    Ed Schultz (aka “Mad Dog, aka “Fast Eddie”) is originally from Norfolk, Virginia. Somehow he ended up at Moorhead State (MN) University in the mid-seventies and played quarterback for the Dragons football team, achieving All-American honors in 1977. After school, he went into broadcasting, working years as sports anchor for WDAY-TV in Fargo and also doing play-by-play, most notably for North Dakota State Bison football games.

    Currently, Ed is host of the “News and Views” mid-day talk show on KFGO-AM in Fargo. He also does play-by-play for the recently-crowned national champion University of North Dakota football team. It is while listening to Internet broadcasts of the Sioux football games that I began jotting down my favorite Ed Schultz moments. These days, it is almost only through the Sioux games that I get to experience Ed. Though while visiting my parents during the summer I do get some Ed exposure. (”Let’s see what Fast Eddie has to say,” my dad will remark while turning the dial to the Mighty 790.) But I haven’t lived up north full-time in almost fifteen years - think of the fun I’ve missed. Damn.

    Here’s one man’s list of favorite Ed Schultz Stories:

    · In the early eighties, Ed was doing play-by-play of a North Dakota/Wisconsin hockey game in Madison for WDAY. The two schools had a nasty rivalry in this era, many times erupting into fisticuffs on the ice. At this game, a brawl between players broke out. The beer garden was located adjacent to the Sioux bench, and drunken Badger fans were harassing the Sioux players. Legendary UND goon Jim Archibald left the bench and squared off with a fan. Meanwhile, Wisconsin fans were taunting the North Dakota broadcasters, inviting them to join the fray. Over the air, Ed was heard to yell regarding one Badger fan: “I’d like to take a poke at THAT bozo!!!”

    · In the eighties Ed, in an affront to objective journalism, was known to wear North Dakota State Bison shirts while doing the evening sports on WDAY.

    · In the late eighties, Ed was doing play-by-play of a Bison football game. Somebody seated in the student section threw a whiskey bottle at the broadcast booth. Ed left the booth, descended into the crowd, and accosted the students who he felt were the culprits. Judge, jury? Yeah, right!! I like to believe that punches were thrown, but all I remember is that NDSU students were livid in their disdain for Ed after the incident. An anti-Ed campaign ensued on campus in the following days and weeks as many students wore pins that featured a caricature of Ed’s bandaged face with a line through it.

    · When Ed was hired by UND to cover their football games for radio, Grand Forks Herald columnist Ryan Bakken wrote a lengthy column reminiscing on how when Ed covered rival North Dakota State, he would mock and belittle the Sioux. Bakken said UND was making a “deal with the devil” by hiring Ed.

    · During this past season’s last UND home football game, a sponsor was giving away turkeys to listeners. Whenever Ed saw a play he liked, he would yell: “Hey THERE’S A TURKEY PLAY! Our tenth caller at 1-800-GO-SIOUX wins one of those birds!!”

    · When Ed goes to MSU alum parties; he pounds bourbon ‘n’ waters, trash talks crosstown rival Concordia College, and loudly excuses himself to “go shake hands with the governor.” (Okay, I made this one up. But it’s fun to think about.)

    · It is rumored that Ed was once hunting and shot his own dog.

    · During Sioux football games, whenever Ed goes to sideline reporter Jim Heilman for commentary, he says: “Whataya see down there Jimbo??”

    · In the mid-eighties, on John Wheeler’s first anniversary as the regular evening-news weather man, co-anchor Maureen Zimmerman (and Ed’s future wife!) took a moment at the end of the six o’clock news to congratulate Wheeler on his anniversary. Co-anchor Marv Bossart also chimed in with a congratulatory word. (I suspected Wheeler was secretly Bossart’s punk, but that’s not important here.) Ed then proudly looked at the weather man, nodded, and said: “Good job, Wheels!”

    · On September 11th, Ed was doing his radio talk show from the office of Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) in Washington, D.C. Ed was cleared out of the building along with everyone else as the sirens went off after the Pentagon was hit. He proceeded to do the show from his cell phone, describing what was going on in Washington. He snagged interviews with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Sen. Bob Kerrey, and Rep. Jim Ramstad. Ed also contributed reporting to a show for KOA-AM in Denver. Then a few days later because of the airline shutdowns; he rented a car, drove 20 hours cross-country, and got back to Grand Forks just in time to cover the Sioux football game.

    Ed Schultz was a finalist to land the Minnesota Vikings play-by-play radio job this past summer, but didn’t land the gig. Viking fans who wanted the purple-and-gold-kneepad-wearing Paul Allen to get the job would have loved the home-team enthusiasm that Ed is capable of.

    You see, I had visions of Fast Eddie taking the Twin Cities by storm. Ed doing an outdoors show late-night Sundays. Ed doing a morning show on The Patriot. Mad Dog doing the ten o’clock sports news on Fox 29, coming off as a sort of poor-man’s Joe Schmidt. Eddie as a Mike Max on steroids, hosting The Sports Show; repeatedly pissing off Reusse, inviting himself out to Murray’s for a steak with Sid.

    He could have been the Man You Love To Hate in this town. You people wouldn’t have been able to handle it. It would have been beautiful.

    http://www.readexiled.com/manwho.htm

  • Prospective Buyers Emerge For Shuttered Maine Paper Plant

    01/20/2015 12:44:40 PM PST · 1 of 6
    robowombat
    This plant is in Bucksport. Any State-o-Mainers here who can provide feedback?
  • McCain urges 'boots on the ground' to combat IS

    01/20/2015 10:49:42 AM PST · 14 of 30
    robowombat to KoRn; All
    Let Saudi Arabia take care of them. Do they not have a military?

    The Saudis have a deliberately weak and divided military. If it was as big as their wealth could make it an ambitious general would use the force to topple the Royal House. When the House of Saud feels there is a need for muscle to protect the crown as with the new border wall, the money pours out and what needs to be done is done quickly. Generally the Feringhi are called in to do the work.

  • Glenn Beck Knows Why Selma Was Snubbed

    01/20/2015 10:46:06 AM PST · 17 of 74
    robowombat to Sgt_Schultze; All
    I heard on the Chris Plante show online that the Selma producers failed to massively distribute dvd’s of the film to the academy members to review. Without anything to review, how could one evaluate? Eastwood’s crew started sending out review copies in November.

    Probably the true reason. Something no one on any side politically talks about is how impeccably middle class the Negro voting rights demonstrators are. That indeed is pretty accurate and it was brilliant psychological warfare against the attitudes of many Southern whites. What a change today, decades after Jim Crow has become a historical issue black Americans display an almost feral sort of animal-ism in the public face of their community. Incredibly vicious crimes are perpetrated by blacks on blacks all the time and here in the Big Uneasy the latest wrinkle is young teens emerging as vicious pistol waving thugs conducting robberies and car jackings and murders. No one but no one will talk about the descent into raw viciousness and dysfunction that has happened to black America since Negroes have become full fledged members of the dependent class.

  • Muslims at WW II Cemetery (British Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Benghazi)

    01/20/2015 10:33:31 AM PST · 1 of 29
    robowombat
  • McCain urges 'boots on the ground' to combat IS

    01/20/2015 10:29:18 AM PST · 1 of 30
    robowombat
    John M finds another place to intervene.
  • North Carolina City Ordered to Remove Memorial Featuring Soldier Kneeling before Cross

    01/13/2015 9:21:39 PM PST · 62 of 62
    robowombat to MaxMax

    Thanks. This picture should be posted throughout the area with a ‘Don’t serve or speak to this man’ label. He needs to be hounded out of town and if possible the state.

  • North Carolina City Ordered to Remove Memorial Featuring Soldier Kneeling before Cross

    01/13/2015 4:44:15 PM PST · 56 of 62
    robowombat to Amendment10

    Thanks for this detailed commentary.

  • North Carolina City Ordered to Remove Memorial Featuring Soldier Kneeling before Cross

    01/13/2015 4:43:10 PM PST · 55 of 62
    robowombat to Pollster1; All

    I hope all decent people will shun “Afghanistan War veteran Steven Hewett” forever.

    This is a great idea. An organized shunning of this character would be in order. No one speaks to him, avoid doing business with him, refuse any contact with him, ‘overlook’ him by wait staff in restaurants etc. make his life as miserable as possible in every way up to the edge of breaking the law.