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Military/Veterans (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Obama threatens to veto defense bill because it protects religious groups

    10/27/2016 3:56:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Know him by his fruit. For as long as Barack Obama has been on the scene, he has claimed to be a Christian, and the media have consistently defended him against any claim to the contrary - whether that he is a Muslim (which he is not) or simply a closet atheist (much more likely if you ask me). The claim that Obama is a Christian is based on a) self-identification; and b) his years listening to Jeremiah Wright rant about America’s chickens coming home to roost. In Matthew 7:23, Jesus says that many will cry out to him, “Lord,...
  • Obama’s Islamic State policy threatens Clinton election victory

    10/27/2016 7:43:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/16 | David Singer
    Pollsters beware. Pictures of body bags returning dead American soldiers, never-ending TV reports of murdered and injured civilians and people fleeing Mosul could certainly cause a huge voter backlash President Obama’s decision to agree to Iraqi and Peshmerga forces attacking Mosul to degrade and destroy the Islamic State just three weeks before the US elections sounds alarm bells for the prospects of Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump on 8 November. Secretary of Defence Ash Carter confirmed Obama’s decision on 17 October. The timing of the attack is very concerning.
  • Hillary announces Military Equality Program! (SATIRE)

    10/26/2016 10:45:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 3 replies
    10/23/2016, | Offline Minitrue
    Glorious news, comrades! In response to the critique that her campaign consists mainly of throwing dirt at Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton has now announced her first - and most important - executive plan: an ambitious roadmap to rebuild America's military: the Military Equality Program. Speaking to a large crowd of 11 supporters and 134 journalists in Washington, Mrs. Clinton delivered a rousing speech: "People no longer respect our military, because it is a source of inequality. Remember the first phase of Iraq II? We rolled them up like a carpet, you could hardly call it a war. Our soldiers were...
  • It's the anniversary of 3 major battles: Agincourt, the charge of the Light Brigade and Leyte Gulf

    10/25/2016 5:44:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 40 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 10/25/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, when the English under King Henry V defeated the French on St. Crispin's Day (25 October) of that year. Henry (1387-1422) followed his father King Henry IV to the throne in 1413 and two years later announced his claim to the French throne and rekindled the Hundred Years War by invading Normandy. In a post-battle compromise, Henry later married Catherine of Valois and was named by France's Charles VI as his successor, but Henry's untimely death to illness in 1422 prevented him from assuming the French kingship. This is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump Foreign Policy Advisor Speaks With KOLO 8

    10/24/2016 5:26:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    KOLO-TV ^ | October 24, 2016 | Sarah Johns
    RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Donald Trump's campaign spoke exclusively with KOLO 8 News Now's Sarah Johns. In this 15 minute interview, Johns and Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, Ret. discuss everything from Nevada's protest vote "None of these Candidates" to what he feels as a former member of the Joint Chiefs about Secretary Clinton's openly discussing Nuclear protocol during the third and final debate. Sarah: I'm speaking with Gen. Keith Kellogg the Foreign Policy Advisor for Republican Presidential Nominee DT. And Gen. Kellogg thank you for joining us in this conversation today. Gen. Kellogg: Thank you for having me. SJ: You...
  • Libertarian Bewails "Double Standard" [semi-satire]

    10/23/2016 4:35:03 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson complained about the media's "double standard" after they ignored Hillary Clinton's geographic inaccuracy regarding Mosul while lampooning him as "an ignorant dope" when he failed to recognize "Aleppo." "I wasn't Secretary of State for four years like Hillary was," he pointed out. "I was peacefully minding my own business. Why should I be expected to know such minutia? But she is the one who supposed to be the world's smartest woman. She is the one who never ceases to remind us that she's got 30 years of experience in government....
  • Oregon militia movement growing steadily, report says

    10/23/2016 12:02:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Brian Seay
    Right-wing militia groups have grown steadily since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama and they continue to grow, according to a new report released this week. The left-leaning Political Research Associates published “Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement” during a presidential election season that’s seen Republican nominee Donald Trump appeal to such right-wing groups while Democrat Hillary Clinton has been the subject of ire for those same groups. The report says Oregon has one of the most developed militia movements in the country and it details the rise of the movement, including events and groups...
  • Clinton and Trump clash on defeating Islamic State in Syria

    10/23/2016 9:40:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/16 | David Singer
    Voters have a stark choice come election day The Presidential debates have signalled fundamental policy differences between Clinton and Trump on defeating Islamic State in Syria [ISIS] Clinton will be pursuing policies that prolong Islamic State’s existence in Syria - until Mosul has been conquered in Iraq. Trump wants to defeat Islamic State in Syria as an immediate priority.
  • Why the Trudeau government ignored 2nd anniversary of soldiers killed in terrorist attacks

    10/23/2016 8:53:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    There was no ceremony to honour Vincent and Cirillo because Trudeau, like Papa Pierre before him, hates the military The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau had no intention of marking the anniversaries of the deaths of two Canadian soldiers who were killed by Islamic terrorists within two days of each other in October 2014. Much like a new WikiLeaks dump about Hillary and the DNC, it may seem shocking at first but it really isn’t. While the rest of the mainstream media appeared to ignore whether or not the anniversaries of the soldiers’ deaths would be marked, Kris Sims of...
  • Riding strong B Troop wins big at National Cavalry Competition

    10/23/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Four members of B Troop — representing Fort Huachuca’s 1880s historic soldiers on horseback — returned from the National Cavalry Competition at Fort Reno, Okla., last month with top honors. “We cleaned house,” smiled Martina Peters, who has been a B Troop member for 12 years. “For a small group of all-volunteers, we did exceptionally well,” she added. B Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment (Memorial), with Chris Zimmerman as program coordinator, came home with the Best Cavalry Unit honors, as well as the coveted Major Howze award, a mobility test consisting of a mock saber charge. The group...
  • Russian Ships in the English Channel

    10/22/2016 7:50:33 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | October 22, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week, Britain’s Royal Navy deployed warships to monitor the Russian aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and other ships passing through the North Sea and the English Channel in route to Syria. The purpose of the deployment is to end the war in Syria before the U.S. elections. Russia is sending its Northern and Baltic Fleets to reinforce the final assault on the city of Aleppo. Their goal is to eliminate rebel forces and shore up the Assad regime allowing Russia to ends its involvement in the civil war. The extra ships will greatly increase Russian firepower in Syria and will...
  • Donald Trump increases lead with US military personnel despite scandals

    10/21/2016 7:29:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Stars and Stripes - Korea ^ | October 21, 2016 | Christopher Harress
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has emerged as a clear favorite among serving U.S. troops despite a litany of campaign-damaging scandals that have hurt his popularity among the general population. The New York real-estate developer polled at around 40 percent compared with just 20 percent for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and 27 percent for third-party candidate Gary Johnson, according to an October poll conducted by the Military Times and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. While Trump has a commanding lead among military personnel, he is not as popular among officers or women, polling at 26.2 percent and...
  • Airline Pilot Tries To Punish A U.S. Air Force Soldier. He Didn't Expect THIS To Happen

    10/20/2016 4:55:57 PM PDT · by · 63 replies
    Emailed around the web Jokes ^ | October 27, 2009 | Posted by GEOKARJO on October 27, 2009
  • One of These 7 Guns is the Next “Official Sidearm of the US Military”

    10/20/2016 7:47:19 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 92 replies
    As you may know, the US Armed Forces is on the hunt for the next official Joint Combat Pistol for the entire US Military. Yes, it’s kind of a big deal… In the 1980s, the Beretta M9A1 was chosen to replace the iconic M1911A1. Many veterans and 1911 fans never forgave the Department of Defense for what they considered a huge blunder. Not to mention, they gave an Italian firearms company the most coveted sidearms contract on the planet… Fast forward to 2016, where a fresh clash of the titans is underway to decide which semi-automatic pistol will follow the...
  • Campaign trail: Spy center backs off Trump sign ban

    10/18/2016 8:23:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    C-Ville Weekly ^ | October 18, 2016 | Lisa Provence
    Mike Sienda already felt aggrieved when his boss at the National Ground Intelligence Center’s Rivanna Station told him in early September to not show up on grounds with his giant Trump-Pence signs on the side of his box truck. When he was told he couldn’t park on the federal property with a smaller Trump 2016: Make America Great Again sign in the back window of his Jeep, Sienda contacted the Rutherford Institute, a local civil rights org. And within two days of its attorneys writing NGIC October 12, he was told, uh, never mind, the smaller sign is just fine....
  • Siege of Raqqa?

    10/18/2016 12:30:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 17 October 2016 | John Batchelor interviews Josh Rogin
    Podcast 9:37 Preparations are already well underway. The U.S. military is arming and training SDF units and recruiting Arab rebels willing to participate. The administration is considering direct arming of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia for the operation, over Turkey’s objections. Officials know there are limits to what Kurdish troops should be allowed to do. “We’re not going to have the YPG go in and hold Raqqa. We are actively recruiting an Arab force, and we’ll have as many Arabs as possible,” the senior administration official said. “If you want to build another force to do it, Daesh...
  • Siege of Mosul. Dabiq Falls. Taliban Rising

    10/18/2016 11:19:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 17 October 2016 | john batchelor interviews Bill Roggio, Tom Joscelyn
    Podcast 18:59 If the Islamic State digs in and defends Mosul, the fight is expected to be bloody. More than 6,000 Islamic State fighters are thought to be in the city. It has deployed thousands of mines and has dug an elaborate network of tunnels and trenches across Mosul in preparation for a protracted urban fight. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped in the city as the Islamic State has prevented them from leaving. However, during recent battles in major Iraqi cities such as Ramadi and Fallujah, the Islamic State withdrew the bulk of its troops and left...
  • The homeless Green Beret I met today

    10/17/2016 8:23:11 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 17, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Today, I met a member of the elite US Army Special Forces, the famous Green Berets. He was a veteran who had served in Iraq and in Afghanistan. He is currently homeless. I had just received a free flu shot at the VA and was in the process of getting back into my car, when I heard someone holler over to me. A man in his thirties was standing next to a Ford Fiesta hatchback that was filled to the brim with the assorted odds and ends of life that one packs into a car when you’re planning on living...
  • Proud Poppa Thread - Part 2

    10/17/2016 5:06:49 PM PDT · by lafroste · 18 replies
    me ^ | 10/17/2016 | lafroste
    This the second of Three Proud Poppa posts. The first was posted sometime in July.If my calculations are correct, my son arrived at Parris Island MC basic training about 45 minutes ago. He is currently getting an education, I am sure.He told me that he was going to wait until roughly the last 2 weeks of basic to laugh at his DI when yelled at. I told him that was a bad idea. But he is out of touch now.He is a Christian and could use some prayers. I just want him to survive. His mom was a quivering mess...
  • Bay of Pigs Veterans Association Endorses Donald Trump (First endorsement ever)

    10/16/2016 9:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 17, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Fifty years before Benghazi we had the Bay of Pigs: “Where are the planes?! Where is our ammo?! Send planes or we can’t last!” The pleas came from Commander Jose San Roman as Soviet tanks, Soviet artillery and tens of thousands of Soviet led troops pounded the 1400 Cuban freedom-fighters he commanded on a bloody and heroic beachhead now known as the Bay of Pigs. The same heartsick and enraged U.S. Navy men listening to these pleas had escorted these freedom–fighters to that beachhead. Their ships—including the aircraft carrier Essex groaning under a heavy load of deadly Skyhawk jets– sat...
  • Bills 45, 49ers 16

    10/16/2016 2:30:05 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 31 replies
    You're welcome, America.
  • Veteran will celebrate 70th birthday as guest Drum Major with the MI Corps Band

    10/16/2016 6:38:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA – Gordy Coolman will be celebrating his 70th birthday as guest drum major for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band in the local Veterans Day parade on Nov 11. “They are accepting me as a guest, as a military veteran on Veterans Day, and they are honoring me on my birthday, which is really extraordinary,” said Coolman. “I am so honored and appreciative of their acceptance of me. It’s a blessing.” Coolman, who served in three branches of the Armed Forces - the Marines, Air Force and Navy - retired from the Navy with 34 years service....
  • McCormack receives France’s highest honor

    10/16/2016 6:13:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    The Government of France is pleased to announce that an Arizona veteran from Sierra Vista, Captain Robert J. McCormack, was approved to receive the award of the National Order of the Legion of Honor in the rank of the Chevalier (Knight). The award is the highest honor that France bestows on its citizens and foreign nationals. The award was presented by Mr. Garret M. Steenblik, Honorary Consul of France for Arizona, at a private ceremony on Oct. 8 at the Pima County Public Library at 101 N. Stone Ave. in Tucson.
  • Clinton Boasts of Diverting Funds from Terrorists [semi-satire]

    10/15/2016 4:09:35 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    In one of the Clinton emails Wikileaks published this week former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledged that American "allies Qatar and Saudi Arabia are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL (ISIS) and other radical Sunni groups in the region." Qatar and Saudi Arabia have also been very generous to the Clintons. Back in August they each ponied up a million dollars as a birthday present for former President Bill Clinton. Far from being embarrassed, Clinton boasted that "this represents $2 million that was diverted from funding terrorists. I challenge Trump to prove he has diverted a single...
  • U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Destroyed Three Coastal Radar Sites in Yemen

    10/15/2016 7:57:11 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, October 15, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last weekend, a Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes against the Yemeni capital Sana’a, targeting a crowded funeral ceremony. Saudi Arabia believed that by senior Houthis rebel figures were at the funeral. The airstrike killed 140 and wounded more than 500. The number of casualties is very likely to rise. The Houthis are rebelling in order to remove the internationally-recognized government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi from power. Al-Hadi is being backed by a Saudi Arabian-led coalition against the Iranian backed Houthis in a proxy war for the control of Middle-Eastern oil. The Houthis lashed out at the USS...
  • Worthwhile Information Revealed in Video of Crossroads Mall Attack

    10/14/2016 5:44:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Surveillance video of the Crossroads Mall stabbing attack and the shooting by Jason Falconer has revealed many previously unknown details.  They show that a determined attacker can absorb many hits before they are stopped. The attacker used two kitchen knives.  The have about five inch blades, with smooth handles and small, smooth guards.  I wouldn't be surprised to find cuts on the attackers hands from his own blades. A practical response at the Northwoods Candy Emporium illustrates the effectiveness of barriers against attackers with contact weapons.  An unnamed, quick thinking defender pulls down the gate to the store, denying...
  • The Battle of Hastings occurred 950 years ago on October 14, 1066

    10/14/2016 5:35:22 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 44 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 10/14/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, in which William the Conqueror initiated the Norman conquest of England by defeating the forces of the Anglo-Saxon King Harold, who was killed in the conflict (although there's been recent speculation that Harold survived). William, Duke of Normandy, had been promised the English throne by his cousin, Edward the Confessor (reigned 1042-1066), and Harold, earl of Wessex, had sworn agreement to that succession. However, with the death of Edward, Harold crowned himself king, leading William to mount a sea-borne invasion to assert his own right. Landing his army on...
  • John Oliver whines about Guantanamo

    10/13/2016 1:55:00 AM PDT · by HarborSentry
    Rand Koch blog ^ | October 13, 2016 | Rand Koch
    I was wondering how I was going to respond to John Oliver's ignorant Guantanamo diatribe. It's longer than it should be, but I went through it, taking notes. Frankly, I might not have watched this at all. But the first report I've seen on it mentioned an "innocent" detainee without naming him. I knew he wasn't really innocent, of course, but my curiosity got the best of me. So, I watched it all. Still, I thought there's simply too much there, and too much wrong, for me to write a quick post. Fortunately, Mike Brown of Inverse selected a few...
  • Revolt Against the American Aristocracy

    10/12/2016 6:31:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The current aristocracy in America came to power in the 1960's.  It was a major shift in the power elite, away from the military, captains of industry, and religious leaders.  It became heavily concentrated in media elites, educators, bureaucrats and lawyers.  It was a deliberate infiltration of institutions and the seizure of power from the people and the states; concentrating it in unelected and unaccountable institutions. The rise of network TV, the fairness doctrine imposed by the FCC, and the takeover of virtually all national media by doctrinaire "progressives" meant that the "progressive" gatekeepers in the media decided who...
  • Superpower Showdown

    10/12/2016 5:30:37 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 10/11/2016 | Matt Ward
    While the United States and the rest of the world are distracted by the ongoing machinations of an approaching U.S. election, Russia and America are edging ever closer to a direct military confrontation in Syria. With the brutal offensive in Eastern Aleppo as the backdrop, the potential for confrontation between these two old enemies is no longer a fantasy. In the corridors of Moscow and the Pentagon there is a growing sense that just such a military showdown between the two Cold War super powers is an inevitability at this point. The ramifications of such a confrontation, obviously, are huge....
  • Putin ally tells Americans: vote Trump or face nuclear war

    10/12/2016 12:27:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2016 | Andrew Osborn
    Americans should vote for Donald Trump as president next month or risk being dragged into a nuclear war, according to a Russian ultra-nationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin who likes to compare himself to the U.S. Republican candidate. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a flamboyant veteran lawmaker known for his fiery rhetoric, told Reuters in an interview that Trump was the only person able to de-escalate dangerous tensions between Moscow and Washington. By contrast, Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton could spark World War Three, said Zhirinovsky, who received a top state award from Putin after his pro-Kremlin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR)...
  • Book Excerpt from "Forging the Hero" (SHTF)

    10/11/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Mountain Guerrilla ^ | October 6, 2016 | John Mosby
    Snip: I’ve had a few emails in recent weeks, specifically asking about my apparent switch in focus from doctrinal SF UW, to more of a tribal angle. As one correspondent termed it, “You’ve gone from Guerrilla to Germanic.” As I’ve pointed out, in numerous examples, and in every one of my books, this is a misreading of the facts, and is a very narrow view of the subject. Nevertheless, since it is apparently a commonly held belief among readers, I thought I would share a little bit about my reasons. In some ways, I have deviated from doctrine. The problem...
  • Clinton will continue Obama policy confronting Russia in Syria and the UN

    10/10/2016 5:02:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/16 | David Singer
    American voters have been presented with a stark choice between Clinton and Trump on America's future involvement in Syria Hillary Clinton has made it very clear in the second Presidential Debate that if elected next President of the United States she will continue President Obama’s confrontation with Russia both in Syria and at the United Nations. Clinton told 66.5 million viewers:
  • Artful Veteran Affairs

    10/10/2016 10:41:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/16 | Joanna Rosamund
    We’ve got to stop using veterans as political pawns Department of Veteran Affairs has for its mission statement: To fulfill President Lincoln´s promise: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America´s Veterans. Naturally, funds are needed to serve the purpose, but how come it is that the VA goes on an art shopping spree while our Veterans’ life span is dramatically reduced by inhuman living conditions and lack of medical care? While the department worries about overpayments to ex-soldiers and...
  • Email leak shows Clinton may have revealed Usama Bin Laden raid details in secret speeches

    10/09/2016 11:37:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | October 9, 2016 | The New York Post
    In her secret speeches to Wall Street bankers, Hillary Clinton backed free trade and claimed politicians need leeway to make backroom deals — and may have disclosed classified details of the raid on Usama bin Laden’s compound, according to the latest emails disclosed by WikiLeaks. The emails also revealed that back in 2015, the Clinton campaign strategized about ways to elevate Donald Trump and other “extreme” Republicans — as “Pied Piper” candidates who would ultimately be so “unpalatable,” they’d help her win. These “Pied Piper” candidates also included Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, according to the email, sent to the...
  • Federal Court Strikes Down $1000 Pistol Tax, Registration, Carry Ban, Assault Weapon Ban,

    10/08/2016 4:50:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Paul Murphy, a U.S. Army veteran, and resident of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) was denied his right to keep and bear arms in the CNMI since he arrived in 2007.  He followed every administrative remedy that he could.  He was denied at every turn.  He attempted to hire an attorney.  No attorney would take his case.  He filed suit in the federal district court, pro se (as his own counsel).  He (mostly) prevailed. The Northern Mariana Islands District Court, in Murphy v. CNMI Government ruled for Paul Murphy, in summary judgment. From Plaintiff Paul...
  • General Milley’s tough talk is a day late and a dollar short

    10/07/2016 10:00:38 PM PDT · by pboyington · 24 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 7, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    US Army Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, walked out on stage at the US Army’s annual meeting this Tuesday in Washington D.C, puffing out his chest full of medals and barking like a rabid drill sergeant. Milley warned the enemies of this nation: Russia, China, North Korea, ISIS and Iran; “I want to be clear to those around the world who want to destroy our way of life, and that of our allies and friends, the United States military, despite all our challenges, despite our off-tempo, despite everything we have been doing, will stop you, and we will beat...
  • U.S. Military Is Building a $100 Million Drone Base in Africa

    10/07/2016 12:15:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Intercept ^ | September 29, 2016 | Nick Turse
    From high above, Agadez almost blends into the cocoa-colored wasteland that surrounds it. Only when you descend farther can you make out a city that curves around an airfield before fading into the desert. Once a nexus for camel caravans hauling tea and salt across the Sahara, Agadez is now a West African paradise for people smugglers and a way station for refugees and migrants intent on reaching Europe’s shores by any means necessary. Africans fleeing unrest and poverty are not, however, the only foreigners making their way to this town in the center of Niger. U.S. military documents reveal...

    10/06/2016 5:46:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/16 | Col. Bill Connor
    I refuse to watch any NFL games while Kaepernick and other players continue to disrespect the flag. Symbols do matter –deeply to me – and this great nation God gave us matters Pres. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag.” Indeed. But with the start of the 2016 National Football League (NFL) season, Americans have become witness to a shockingly disgraceful – and in some quarters, mimicked – display...
  • Situation normal in Ash Carter’s Pentagon: completely, totally, irrevocably, absolutely fouled up

    10/05/2016 7:29:38 PM PDT · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 5, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It was another stellar week inside the Pentagon social engineering maelstrom. Inside Ash Carter’s laboratory, the final stitches are being sewn on the feminized Frankenstein monster that calls itself the US military, but is nothing more than a Bob Fosse musical with weapons. Once upon a time, when the military was actually a functioning fighting machine, transsexuals, cross dressers, aka, the Corporal Klingers of the world were kicked out and given Section 8 discharges for being mentally ill. Of course Klinger’s biggest problem was that everyone knew he really wasn’t a cross dresser, but was using it as a scheme...
  • Your thoughts on best Syria and Russia policies for Trump?

    10/05/2016 2:31:08 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 30 replies
    original to Free Republic | October 5th, 2016 | Peter O'Donnell
    Some say there is a bit of daylight between Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence on Syria and relations with Russia. I would not be surprised, these are complex issues and getting these two files right will be a big (and urgent) challenge for the next president. Hoping that is Donald Trump, I was wondering what you thought would be America's best policy from 2017 onward with regard to the conflict in Syria and relations with Putin's Russia. These are of course inter-related. My proposal would be this: (1) Seek to create the best possible relationships between the...
  • United Nations Must Militarily Confront Islamic State And Al-Nusra

    10/05/2016 8:20:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/16 | David Singer
    Russia and America could co-sponsor a draft resolution to the Security Council authorising military action against Islamic State and al-Nusra Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin’s assumption of the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council for October could have a lightning rod effect on the Security Council finally authorising military action against Islamic State and Al Nusra under article 42 of the UN Charter. Both terrorist organisations have been the subject of many unanimous Security Council resolutions declaring them to be a threat to world peace and security—but all such resolutions have stopped short of authorising military action.

    10/05/2016 8:09:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    I’m not sure how to spell Shiite. Are you? There’s a lot of seeming, so-called, very current “news” flotsaming around in eddying swirls today. Yup, there seems to be a helluva lot to talk about, argue, show videos, extricate microscopic hairs and tics from—and, generally, to loose and confuse the relevant, life-scorching details of existence in “Obama’s fundamentally transformed America.” But this alleged deluge of so-called, “news” is not actually—not really—RELEVANT to the survival of you, your families, and this once-great America. The side, swirling crap you’re really seeing and partaking in, is a grand illusion of global propaganda, run...
  • Hillary reportedly asked, ‘Can’t we just drone this guy?’ Wikileaks tweets about Assange’s concerns

    10/03/2016 2:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | October 3, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    A report that Hillary Clinton wanted to drone Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could be the reason that he cancelled his live press conference scheduled for Tuesday. On Sunday, it was reported by MSNBC that due to “security concerns” Assange cancelled the appearance, where he was allegedly going to reveal damaging information about Clinton. Wikileaks itself did not mention any reveal of documents pertaining to Clinton, despite MSNBC’s insistence since Sunday that those documents would be the subject of the announcement. “On the opening day of Wikileaks’ ten year anniversary period this press conference will announce new initiatives and provide updates...
  • Feasting on the dead

    10/03/2016 7:43:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/16 | Patrick Hahn
    Gutted: Polypharmacy and the epidemic of suicide among post-9/11 veterans “Hammerhead sharks feasting on the dead make a unique sound.” So says William, a disabled Navy veteran and survivor of a horrifying incident that occurred in the Persian Gulf. At the age of twenty, William enlisted in the Navy and served for six years, working on radar and weapons systems. On 18 November 2001, he was part of a team from the destroyer USS Peterson that boarded the Samra, a suspected oil smuggler sailing under the UAE flag. The Samra capsized on the port side, and William spent the night...
  • ‘The truth is, there’s something terribly wrong with this country’

    10/02/2016 7:44:34 PM PDT · by pboyington · 28 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the spectacular 2005 film, V for Vendetta, the globalist elite establish a tyrannical government in the United Kingdom after launching a number of false flag terrorist incidents. The libertarian freedom fighter ‘V,’ breaks into the main government communications center in London. After seizing the TV station, V goes on the air and broadcasts to the people of London, in what is probably one of the greatest anti-government scenes in film history. During the broadcast, V states, among many other things, that “the truth is, there’s something terribly wrong with this country.” The same can be said for the US...
  • Charlotte RIOTERS commit brutal attack and hate crime on Army Veteran [VIDEO]

    10/02/2016 7:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 2, 2016 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Somehow, this never even made my radar. Everyone should know about this. David Palmer is an Army veteran who works at a bar in Charlotte to earn money to go to school. During the riots, he had dinner with his sister and started to walk home. Ten men who were Black Lives Matter activists were hiding behind a construction site as he neared the Epicentre parking deck. They jumped out and viciously beat David. These are the same guys that were beating on others and looting there. While breaking bones and practically killing Palmer, they videoed the event to post...
  • Taking Fire

    10/01/2016 11:57:47 AM PDT · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 1, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    The Discovery Channel has produced a program called “Taking Fire” and is the product of placing helmet cameras on several soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, stationed in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley. The action takes place in 2010, during Obama’s surge. It was a typical Obama disaster where he pulled out the troops too soon to have any effect. I do not know if the troops were placed in the position they were because of Obama’s Rules of Engagement or due to some of the worst military planning that I have ever seen. The platoon is stationed on the valley floor...
  • Philippine President Duterte Cancels Future Military Exercises with U.S.

    10/01/2016 8:17:18 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 32 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week in Vietnam, President Rodrigo Duterte told a collection of Filipinos his government would cease training with the U.S. following the upcoming PHIBEX 33 amphibious exercises off Luzon next month. “So I’m serving notice now to the Americans. I will maintain the military alliance, the RP-US pact which our countries signed in the early 50s.” During this meeting he called for expanded trade relations with China and Russia. During the planned exercise--PHIBEX 33—some 1,400 U.S. service members based in Okinawa, Japan will work side-by-side with 500 Philippine Armed Forces personnel to improve capabilities and more efficient operations during a...
  • Syrian Slaughterhouse Shames America - Undermines United Nations

    09/29/2016 8:12:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | David Singer
    America and Russia need to stop trading barbs on the ceasefire fiasco and focus on resolving the common problem confronting the world in Syria--the defeat of Islamic State and al-Nusrah The collapse of the Syrian ceasefire negotiated by Russia and America has led to bitter recriminations in the UN Security Council as each blames the other for the breakdown. Civilians in Aleppo are paying the price. Humanitarian partners in Eastern Aleppo have told Save the Children International: