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  • Ray Mabus’ Social Experiment Navy is Steaming Ahead to Disaster

    08/24/2016 5:37:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 32 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is a left wing, cultural Marxist, whose social experiment policies are turning the US Navy into a feckless fiasco on the high seas. Mabus is responsible for pushing women into the Navy SEALs, Marine infantry, a new Orwellian gender neutral lexicon, Marine Corps Unconscious Bias Training, while also completely ignoring the Corps’ $36 million dollar study that showed why women can’t meet the rough standards of the combat arms and special operations. Mabus’s latest social experiment laboratory creation is the selection of Admiral Michelle Howard as Commander of US Naval Forces Europe. Howard was...
  • Yeager Destroys an ME 262

    08/24/2016 2:39:24 AM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    ChuckYeager.com ^ | November 6, 1944 | Chuck Yeager
    Encounter Report from November 6, 1944 Cool historical document Chuck Yeager shoots down an ME-262 and damages 2 more.
  • Former Gitmo Detainee Arrested as Top ISIS Recruiter

    08/23/2016 7:56:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 23, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Whether or not President Obama wants to publicly admit that he is harming the security of the United States, the proof is in the pudding. Fox News reported last Saturday that a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner released by Obama was arrested recently after being identified as a top recruiter for ISIS. According to Fox News:
  • Editorial in NY Post 19 Years Ago Written By Yours Truly

    08/23/2016 5:24:57 PM PDT · by dp0622 · 40 replies
    This will be my first and LAST vanity. I love this board and am so grateful to Jim for having created it. Although I do enjoy the conversations very much, i am here because I am a conservative, at least what conservative is supposed to mean, I think. I wrote the following 19 years ago. What’s scary is that most of it is still relevant today. I was ecstatic as i sat on the train and found that the NY Post had posted my editorial comment. I even yelled it out, which received strange glances!! I’d like to share it...
  • Confirmed: Army Training Slide Calling Hillary an Insider Threat Is Real

    08/23/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 23, 2016 | Debra Heine
    An Army spokesman has confirmed that a training slide that lists Hillary Clinton as an "insider threat" is real. The slide -- which shows Hillary Clinton pictured along with the Fort Hood and Navy Yard shooters -- became an internet sensation after it was posted on the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Sunday. Via the Washington Examiner: The other photos show retired Gen. David Petraeus, who gave classified information to his biographer and mistress; Nidal Hasan, who carried out the Fort Hood shooting; Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor who exposed classified information before seeking asylum in Russia;...
  • Vanity: Help Deciphering DOD Vehicle ID Sticker

    08/22/2016 1:20:24 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 44 replies
    N/A | 22 Aug 2016 | Self
    I am looking at a car for a friend prior to purchase. I noticed that the car had a DOD vehicle ID sticker on the front windshield. It's been a long time since I last had to read these (as a military brat) - am I right in remembering the vehicle was the property of a two-star general or equivalent naval rank?
  • Extremists crossing U.S. Mexico border ‘with ease.’ 30,000 from terrorist regimes

    08/22/2016 12:13:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Blind eye “You don’t need to worry about immigration. The only people who illegally cross the border are hardworking folks who want better lives for their families. They certainly aren’t terrorists, so stop being a racist and demanding that we seal our southern border. Why do you hate the ‘brown people’ so much? What’s wrong with you?” That’s the word from the “progressive” left, which will light the political correctness Batsignal the instant anyone suggests that maybe, just maybe, our lax enforcement of immigration law could represent a security threat.
  • Russians pounding Hillary’s anti-Assad war effort in Syria

    08/22/2016 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Cruise missiles latest scourge of supposed "hawk" in war-torn nation I don’t think most people realize just how close U.S. forces are to engaging in direct combat with Russia. Very close. And if you want to know how we got in this predicament in Syria, you might want to ask Hillary Clinton. Over the weekend, Russian cruise missiles pounded rebel forces backed by the U.S., which is allied with them in their attempts to remove President Bashar Assad from power. The Russians became so aggressive that U.S. commanders found it necessary to publicly announced U.S. forces would take action to...
  • No women in the Masters, but women in the Navy SEALs; are you kidding me?

    08/21/2016 7:47:37 PM PDT · by pboyington · 39 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been a summer of good sports: the Tour de France, the Rio Olympics, baseball, and now within weeks, the beginning of the football season. Professional and amateur sports are obviously not coed. Why aren’t women competing with men in the track and field events at the Rio Olympics? Because men can run faster than women. Why aren’t women competing with men in the Tour de France? Because men are stronger and have more aerobic lung capacity. Why aren’t women intercepting a pass in the NFL? Because women don’t have the muscle mass and upper body strength to last five...
  • CAIR Criticizes Trump’s “Extreme Vetting” Proposal [semi-satire]

    08/21/2016 10:41:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | John Semmens
    The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) sharply criticized GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s promise to exercise “extreme vetting” of immigrants from terror-plagued regions of the world, calling it “unconstitutional.” CAIR spokesman Iman Aswad declared that “Trump’s vetting would interfere with the free exercise of our religion. Islam is not like Christianity or Judaism. Our faithful are bound to fight against unbelievers. Trump’s idea that the government can screen out those who are committed to this fight discriminates against one, and only one religion: Islam. As such it is unconstitutional under American law.” “It is also impermissible under sharia law,” Aswad...
  • Hero2Hero interview on the Edward Woodson radio show

    08/21/2016 7:37:19 AM PDT · by RobaWho
    The Edward Woodson Radio Show ^ | Hero2Hero | Rob Cunningham
    By preventing millions of children from believing in terrorism, we protect the innocent and reduce the long-term threat of terrorism in America. Hero2Hero offers a real solution all Americans can support.
  • Latest on the Bowe Bergdahl case

    08/20/2016 9:03:40 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 32 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | August 20, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This Monday an Army Judge will decide on separate motions filed by accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s defense lawyers. The defense attorneys allege that Bergdahl’s case may have been improperly influenced by Senator McCain. They are also asking that the court-martial’s convening authority, Army Gen. Robert Abrams, be dismissed because of his prior knowledge of the case. Last October Senator McCain told reporters “If it comes out that he has no punishment, we’re going to have to have a hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee,” after a Bergdahl investigator made his recommendation of no imprisonment for the accused deserter....
  • The United Nations’ Botched Mission in South Sudan

    08/20/2016 8:08:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/16 | Joseph Klein
    The UN's protection of the alleged perpetrator Machar, added to the UN peacekeepers' failure to adequately protect civilians when they had the chance, adds up to a botched UN mission in South Sudan South Sudan, the youngest member state of the United Nations, began its life as an independent country with expressions of hope for a bright future. At the independence ceremony of South Sudan, held in its capital Juba on July 9, 2011, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon proclaimed that, after years of violence, “we open a new chapter: a day when the people of South Sudan claim the...
  • Have Jesus Through His Shed Blood

    08/16/2016 10:57:53 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 8/16/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    In this shortened video, I sing the song, I'd Rather Have Jesus, Capella out in the back-yard, this song was composed in 1939 by George Beverly Shea, the renowned gospel singer. The ending song in the tool-shed, with the mandolin, Nothing But The Blood, by Robert Lowry.
  • Dep. of State: Indonesia Attacks Gays, But Maintains 'Strong Ties' With U.S.

    08/16/2016 5:10:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    Liberals will always say that they truly care about the LGBT community, but do they really?  The Department of State released a statement on Monday sending its “sincerest regards” to Indonesia, a predominantly Mulsim country, on its 71st Independence Day. The press release stated: On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is with great pleasure that I send my sincerest regards to the people of Indonesia on the 71st anniversary of your independence this August 17. Deeply rooted in the democratic values and respect for civil society that our peoples share, the ties between our nations have never...
  • Citing Clinton, sailor seeks leniency in submarine photos case

    08/15/2016 10:35:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | 08/15/16 06:26 AM EDT | By Josh Gerstein
    A Navy sailor facing the possibility of years in prison for taking a handful of classified photos inside a nuclear submarine is making a bid for leniency by citing the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over classified information authorities say was found in her private email account. Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier, 29, is set to be sentenced Friday on a single felony charge of retaining national defense information without permission. In May, Saucier pleaded guilty in federal court in Bridgeport, Conn., admitting that while working on the U.S.S. Alexandria in 2009 he took and kept six photos...
  • Allegedly pro-Israel Wasserman Schultz, can’t guarantee Iran won’t use deal money to attack Israel

    08/15/2016 10:17:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Robert Laurie
    Shocker... Debbie Wasserman Schultz spends a lot of time desperately trying to remind Florida voters that she loves Israel. Some might call this pandering. I’d argue she’s just clinging to her rapidly deteriorating support like a cat trying to climb the curtains. h-so-staunch support of Israel has been a repeated focus of her campaign, one might wonder how she can be such a vocal proponent of the Iran nuclear deal. After all, it released over $1 Billion worth of frozen assets to the terrorist nation. We also recently sent them $400 Million of not-ransom in an unmarked cargo plane. John...
  • B-Troop to highlight Fort Bowie celebration

    08/15/2016 6:29:41 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    BOWIE — Fort Bowie will celebrate its 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service on Saturday, Sept. 3. The public has been invited to experience Fort Bowie’s role in westward expansion
  • Rather Have Jesus With His Blood

    08/14/2016 3:01:00 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 8/14/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I sing the hymn, (I'd Rather Have Jesus), the music for that hymn was composed in 1939 by George Beverly Shea, the renowned gospel singer. and ending hymn, (Nothing But The Blood), by Robert Lowry.
  • Calculating the Costs of Muslim Terrorism: La Braderie, For Example

    08/13/2016 12:04:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 9, 2016 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    The mayor of Lille, in northeast France, has just announced the cancellation of La Braderie, the largest flea market in Europe, with 10,000 exhibitors and, last year, 2.5 million visitors. Martine Aubry, the mayor, and a Socialist stalwart, said that the safety of visitors could not be assured – “there are risks we cannot reduce.” By this she meant, of course, risks of an attack by Muslim terrorists. Only once before, during the goose-stepping German occupation, has La Braderie ever been called off. The cancellation of this gigantic event is a severe economic blow to those exhibitors from all over...
  • Congress Concluded That CENTCOM Leadership Has Been Manipulating ISIS Intelligence

    08/13/2016 8:01:18 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, August 13, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    A House joint task force (JTF) investigating the manipulation of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) intelligence reports released its preliminary findings this week. Their report detailed persistent problems in 2014 to 2015 intelligence information being doctored to paint a rosier picture both of the White House’s war against the Islamic State and the analysis of U.S. efforts to train forces to combat the terrorist organization. More than 50 intelligence analysts at CENTCOM are concerned that important elements of their reports had been manipulated by higher-ranking officials to fool the American public with claims that the Obama Administration had contained and was...
  • Senior levels of CENTCOM altered intel to hide the realities of our efforts against ISIS

    08/12/2016 8:36:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The J.V. team According to a new report issued by a federal investigative task force, senior members of the U.S. Central Command altered intel to make it look like our battle against ISIS was going better than it was. According to the findings, lower-level analysts were assessing and disseminating information correctly but their reports were then altered by the higher-ups. As CBS News reports: The report finds that, beginning in mid-2014, final intelligence reports issued by CENTCOM contradicted the initial internal assessments made by its own analysts, reports CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod.
  • U.S. And Kurdish Forces Kill ISIS Oil Manager

    08/11/2016 3:46:30 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-08-2016 | spec ops
    A joint attack executed by Kurdish forces and United States Special Forces led to the death of the Islamic State fighter in charge of the terrorist group’s oil operations in Iraq and Syria, according to a new report by Reuters. Sami Jassim al-Jabouri, who had also been known to authorities as Haji Hamad, along with his assistant, were killed “in the vicinity of Qaim,” according to a statement released by the two parties that carried out the attack. A spokesman from the Pentagon added that coalition forces were still assessing the total results of the planned operation. "The mission was...
  • Oil, Drugs And Militants: Controlling Turkey’s Syrian Border

    08/10/2016 2:20:01 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | Intel
    The recent spate of ISIS-inspired terror attacks in Turkey and subsequent attempted coup, combined with foreign fighters’ incessant attempts to enter ISIS’s shrinking territory have kept Turkey’s border with Syria, once dubbed a “jihadist highway”, at the forefront of regional security issues. Has Ankara responded adequately to the international community’s demands to bring its 911-kilometer border with Assad’s regime under control, or are smuggling and border crossings by militants a continuing threat? Gasoline smuggling Earlier this year, gasoline smuggling from Turkey to Syria received international attention after Russia accused the Turkish government of facilitating contraband routes across the Syrian border....
  • Militants Blow Up Oil Well in Iraq’s Northern Kirkuk Province

    08/10/2016 9:27:42 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | War reporter
    A group of gunmen blew up a bomb at the Bai Hassan oil field in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, China’s news agency Xinhua reported, citing a provincial police chief. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Kurdish military forces, the Peshmerga, arrived at the scene after the militants had fled and found another two bombs at other installations in the oil field, but managed to defuse them. Last week, ISIS fighters killed five people in an attack on Bai Hassan, and attempted to take down a gas compression station nearby as well, where...
  • A First: U.S. Special Ops On-Ground in Libya

    08/10/2016 8:26:52 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | Spec Ops
    For the first time, elite U.S. Special Operations troops are directly helping fighters combat against ISIS in Libya with on-site support, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing U.S. and Libyan officials. A small group of U.S. Special Operations forces are operating together with UK troops in Sirte, a city on the Libyan coast and ISIS’ de facto capital in North Africa. The role of the U.S. troops is limited to backing forces loyal to Libya’s unity Government of National Accord (GNA), The Post noted, quoting U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. Last week, the U.S. launched precision...
  • See this AK-47 in Action

    08/10/2016 7:27:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/10/2016 | A Loan
    Watching the AK-47 in Action is a beauty. Ok, here's your hump day gun porn vid. This video highlights Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical firing hundreds of round with an AK-47 and see the internal dynamics of this famous gun in slow motion. The AK-47 family is a very reliable combat weapon. Massed produced out of stamped metals using a fairly simple gas piston cycling action the stories of the robustness of these rifles are renowned. The weapon was designed to be used in all types of environment. Anyone who has fired one is always surprised by how easy it...
  • European and want a Gun? Be Swiss

    08/10/2016 6:57:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Swiss have always had a lot of guns and significant freedom.  Machiavelli noted it in "The Prince" in 1517: “Moreover, a Republic trusting to her own forces, is with greater difficulty than one which relies on foreign arms brought to yield obedience to a single citizen. Rome and Sparta remained for ages armed and free. The Swiss are at once the best armed and the freest people in the world.” The Swiss have remained one of the best armed countries in the world since then.  Many claim they escaped most of the ravages of WWII because of their...
  • Khan Owes Apologies to Trump, the Military, and the Country

    08/09/2016 8:39:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/16 | Ron A. Y. Rich
    Not only should Khan apologize, but also all of the people who spread and continue to spread Khan’s false accusations should apologize Khizr Khan, the father of the war hero, owes apologies to Donald Trump, to the American military, and to the American people, far more than Trump owes apologies to Khan. This article expands on what the African-American neuroscientist Ben Carson said on CNN, as published in Mediaite Carson pointed out that Khan slandered Trump, but Carson didn’t elaborate. This article elaborates and supplements what Carson said.
  • Father Of Benghazi Victim Shocks CNN Hosts On Live TV: Hilary Clinton Lied About His Son’s Death

    08/04/2016 2:08:36 PM PDT · by wrrock · 19 replies
    butasforme ^ | 8/4/2016 | butasforme
    CNN Host: Should Mr. Trump Appologize [to Mr. Khan]? Charles Woods: I know who should apologize. And that would be Hillary Clinton for lying to the American families who lost their loved ones. As well as to the American public. She hasn’t apologized for that yet. If fact, she’s even doubled down and called us liars. Which is not appropriate at all. CNN Host: Who are you endorsing this election? Charles Woods: Well, my son would still be alive if Mrs. Clinton was performing her job properly as Secretary of State. So in good conscious, I cannot vote for the...
  • Re Obama's pallets of cash to Iran: "We don’t negotiate with terrorists" - the movie supercut

    08/04/2016 5:46:56 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 10 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 08/04/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    A bit of (apparently) much-needed inspiration for Obama and the airhead minions in his administration - a supercut of "We don’t negotiate with terrorists" from various movies. Warning - some NSFW language.
  • There is no Guantánamo Bay

    08/02/2016 11:45:06 PM PDT · by HarborSentry · 26 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | Rand Koch
    There is no Guantánamo Bay. That's right. In English, the name is "Guantanamo Bay." There is no accent in the English spelling. It's not "Guantánamo Bay" in Spanish either. They call it "Bahía de Guantánamo." But we're usually not even talking about Guantanamo Bay itself. Most of the time, we're talking about Guantanamo Bay Naval Base or the detention center. Being American facilities, neither of them have accents in their names. Do we do this for Deutschland or München? No, we call those Germany and Munich. We do this even though just about anybody dealing with Germany knows that they...
  • Gold Star Mother and Politics of the American POTUS against the Republican Presidential Candidate

    08/02/2016 6:44:52 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/16 | Susan Price
    Not so fast Mr President, This MARINE GOLD STAR Mother has a Message for you!!! Americans will choose their own President…It is NOT FOR YOU to tell us who to vote for this November 2016 As a Nationally recognized Gold Star Mother who supports Mr Donald J Trump for office of President of the United States of America in 2016, and a man I have personally endorsed, I cannot and will not sit back and listen to the most EGREGIOUS Verbal attacks any longer by this current POTUS, Opposing Candidate, the Liberal Media, and the Elite who grew in Power...
  • It's perfectly fair to ask Debate Commission to move debates. Newt Gingrich

    08/02/2016 4:15:10 PM PDT · by Pic7 · 27 replies
    Twitter Facebook ^ | 82/02/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    It's perfectly fair to ask Debate Commission to move debates. Live on @facebook now > facebook.com/newtgingrich/v…
  • Charles Woods blasts Hillary for lying - again - about the death of his son

    08/02/2016 11:51:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/16 | Robert Laurie
    Head injury, or age? If you watched this weekend’s Fox News Sunday, you saw an interview with Hillary Clinton in which she displayed an almost supernatural ability to expand both the scope and volume of her fabrications. Lying is nothing new for the unindicted Democrat frontrunner, but the public’s never-ending tolerance for her outright falsehoods is disturbing. One person who’s not willing to sit idly by and listen to her fiction is Charles Woods, the father slain US Navy Seal Tyrone woods. As you’re no doubt aware, Woods was one of the four heroes who perished in the Benghazi attacks....
  • In defense of Trump in his tussle with the ‘Gold Star’ Khan family

    08/02/2016 11:42:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Ambush: Democrats and their absolute moral authority Something important is being missed in never-ending saturation coverage of Donald Trump’s rather modest war of words with the Khan family. The storyline is so perfect for the liberal media - horrible Republican nominee insults parents of dead servicemen - it’s rather astonishing how few recognize what an ambush this whole thing was. It’s long been a Democrat tactic to hide behind the skirts of people they declare to have “absolute moral authority,” meaning that they can never be criticized for anything no matter what they say or do. You will remember this...
  • Blue Star Mom Responds To Muslim Father's Attacks On Trump, And It's Absolutely BRUTAL

    08/02/2016 10:10:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    PolitiCulture ^ | August 1, 2016 | Sean Brown
    To the Muslim Gold Star father that spoke at the DNC…..I have some thoughts on your comments. I am a Blue Star mother. My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. No family should have to endure such a loss. That being said….while your son is a hero, you Sir, are NOT. My son has served three tours of combat in the countries you and your family came from. Iraq and Afghanistan were his introduction to adulthood and service to something bigger than our individual selves. He was blown up by an IED set by your countrymen. His Purple...
  • WWII Lethal Dart Gun - Code name Bigot

    08/02/2016 7:15:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/2/2016 | J Hines
    Once upon a time during WWII a lethal dart gun code name “Bigot” was created to be used by commandos to covertly eliminate sentries, this dart gun was constructed from a M1911 .45 caliber pistol. The Office of Strategic Services predecessors of the CIA developed this clandestine weapon, its unknown as to what advantage this has over a silenced pistol. The weapon never made it out of the research and development department, but this didn't stop Ian McCollum from Forgotten Weapons to get his hands on one to check out, see the video and Ian's observation.
  • A mother’s moral authority is absolute- unless she irritates liberals

    08/01/2016 6:05:30 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-01-16 | DrJohn
    In 2005 Maureen Dowd once wrote that the “moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute.” What she really meant was the “moral authority according to liberals” Aaron Vaughn was a member of SEAL Team 6 and was killed along with 21 other SEALs from Team 6 in 2011. After Joe Biden outed SEAL Team 6 as the group that killed Osama Bin Laden, Aaron Vaughn called his mom Karen with a dire plea: “Aaron called me and said, ‘Mom, you need to wipe your social media clean of any reference to me or any of...
  • Benghazi Mother Pat Smith on Khizr Khan: ‘I Was Treated Like Dirt’ by Hillary Clinton!

    08/01/2016 3:35:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 1, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    One of the arguments pushed by conservatives in the wake of Khizr Khan‘s powerful attacks against Donald Trump is that there has been great media and political hypocrisy in how he was treated versus Gold Star mother Patricia Smith. Smith’s son Sean died in Benghazi, and during the RNC two weeks ago, she declared that Hillary Clinton is to blame for her son’s death. Now, Clinton has not publicly made comments close to what Trump said about Khan. But as Smith pointed out on CNN today, Clinton has basically called her a liar. She told Brooke Baldwin that while no...
  • A Chilling Letter From an NCO Calling It Quits

    08/01/2016 8:43:18 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 43 replies
    Barnhardt.biz ^ | August 1, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    Ann, I leave the Army for good in September of this year. My chain of command has been shell shocked that I am going through with it. Two years ago when I first came to grips with what was happening and resolved to no longer be a part of it, there was derision and even an officer telling me that voicing my opinions about the state of the US economy and its moral failings could be considered a violation of the UCMJ for conduct “prejudicial to good order and discipline.” When I gave my Operations NCO a copy of the...
  • Have We Forgotten That Hillary Pretty Much Called A Gold Star Mother A Liar?

    07/31/2016 8:25:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 31, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Earlier this week, Trump said something inappropriate about Gold Star mother Ghazala Khan. Her son, Army Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq back in 2004, but was silent when she and her husband, Khizr, briefly spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Khizr torched Trump in his address, which prompted the unseemly response from the Republican nominee. Khizr said that Trump knows nothing of sacrifice, lacks empathy, and is ignorant of the U.S. Constitution. Okay—so Trump’s remarks, which arguably were touching upon the whole Islamic submission of women angle, was terrible. Yet, let’s not forget that Hillary Clinton also criticized...
  • Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack

    07/31/2016 12:16:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Saudi Gazette ^ | July 31, 2016
    MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a week-long ceasefire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had imposed. It was the first irritant in what has been a blossoming relationship between Duterte, who calls himself a left-wing president, and the Maoist guerrillas, who have been waging one of Asia’s longest-running communist insurgencies. Both sides had agreed to resume peace talks next month in Norway, and it was not immediately clear whether the talks would be affected. After withdrawing his ceasefire order, Duterte issued a statement on...
  • An Open Letter to Mr. Khizr Khan

    07/30/2016 9:22:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 48 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Mr. Khan: I, like millions of Americans saw your speech at the DNC on Thursday night. I wish to offer my sympathy for the death of your son, Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in action in Iraq. As a former US Army officer, and a veteran of the Gulf War, I can certainly understand the pain and anguish that you and your wife endure every day. Your son died saving the lives of his fellow soldiers. As John the Baptist wrote, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends....
  • The US Military is a Politically Correct Weakling

    07/30/2016 8:05:15 PM PDT · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s literally something more absurd every day now… Practically every 24 hour news cycle, the perfumed princes and princesses in the Pentagon announce some ludicrous bit of social engineering that sounds so compassionate, sensitive, politically correct and trendy, but in actuality is another nail in the coffin of the US Armed Forces. The latest bit of total insanity was the announcement that US Navy was going to name a ship after deceased gay activist Harvey Milk. According to USNI News: The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according...
  • Vietnam Veterans go mental at stupid pokemon go players at memorial park(foul Language)

    07/30/2016 7:30:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    I don't blame them, i don't blame them at all! Those c*&t "gamers" should be shipped right away to those other c$%ts of ISIS, no ifs ands or buts!
  • 1,000s Turkish forces surround NATO’s Incirlik air base for ‘inspection’ amid rumors of coup attempt

    07/30/2016 5:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    RT ^ | July 30, 2016
    Some 7,000 armed police with heavy vehicles have surrounded and blocked the Incirlik air base in Adana used by NATO forces, already restricted in the aftermath of a failed coup. Unconfirmed reports say troops were sent to deal with a new coup attempt. Hurriyet reported earlier that Adana police had been tipped off about a new coup attempt, and forces were immediately alerted. The entrance to the base was closed off. Security forces armed with rifles and armored TOMA vehicles used by Turkish riot police could be seen at the site in photos taken by witnesses....
  • MARINE GENERAL WHO GOT IN TROUBLE OVER E-MAILS WITH MARRIED WOMAN SAYS HILLARY "BEST TO KEEP OUR COU

    07/30/2016 4:38:45 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 35 replies
    Militarycorruption.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | Glenn Mac Donald
    This is the truth about the DNC’s General Allen from MilitaryCorruption.com He’s bad news By Glen MacDonald This is no joke or April Fool type prank, dear reader. You can't make this stuff up. A retired Marine general and former NATO commander in Afghanistan (2011-2013), who somehow found time to send thousands of e-mails (some of them clearly "inappropriate" for a married man to be sending to another woman) has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Gen. John Allen, we are told, is set to speak at the ongoing Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in an obvious effort to dent Donald...
  • Recent events in Turkey could impact U.S. operations against the Islamic State

    07/30/2016 8:09:29 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, July 30, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of political enemies after a counterfeit coup attempt has compromised U.S. led operations against the Islamic State. Many of the senior Turkish officers who were working with the United States have been either removed from military service or jailed. After the staged coup, President Erdogan began purging the military, with approximately 1,700 military personnel receiving dishonorable discharges including nearly half of the nation’s admirals and generals. The Turkish military had traditionally been the vanguard against the country being taken over by a dictator. Erdogan, however, greatly increased the size and strength of Turkey’s national police...
  • Chelsea Manning faces charges, solitary confinement after suicide attempt (PV1 Bradley Manning)

    07/28/2016 11:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 28, 2016 | Nicky Woolf
    Chelsea Manning may face charges relating to a suicide attempt this year, which could lead to indefinite solitary confinement or transferral to a maximum-security facility, according to a civil rights group. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Thursday that Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence in military custody for leaking state secrets to the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, was under investigation for three charges related to her 5 July suicide attempt: “resisting the force cell move team”, “prohibited property”, and “conduct which threatens”. Manning confirmed through her lawyers in July that she was receiving medical care after having...