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  • Europe’s Jews: Unwanted, Dead or Alive

    07/14/2014 5:56:19 PM PDT · 1 of 10
    The only good news is that while Europeans dislike the Jews most really detest or even hate the Muslims and i think their patience is wearing thin. The Muslims might check out the history of Germany from 1933 to 1938 to get some flavor for what happens when Europeans get really annoyed at some group and a chrasmatic leader appears on the scene. The Jews, ironically I suppose, would be the one group to loudly protest discriminatory laws and finally campaigns of expulsion and ethnic cleansing of the Mo's.
  • Inner City Blacks Ask Obama: Where's Our Asylum?

    07/14/2014 5:41:55 PM PDT · 15 of 39
    robowombat to raptor22
    Inner City Blacks Ask Obama: Where's Our Asylum?

    They can pick it up at the social services office right along with their most recent delivery of their entitle. Just like their dim wit ancestors who during Reconstruction era elections in the South turned out with tubs, buckets, and boxes to take ‘a mess of ballots’ home for supper.

  • 'Mayonnaise' Gets Restaurant Worker Slap

    07/14/2014 5:38:10 PM PDT · 7 of 21
    robowombat to nickcarraway
    Interesting. While I don't like Arabs I understand where this fellow is coming from. It took the mopes at the local Wendy's three times to figure out that ‘no cheese’ meant I didn't want their plastic pseudo-cheese on my burger. Each time I purchase carry out I carefully check the order. Invariably there is something incorrect or incomplete or just plain wrong. Duking the dim lazy clod behind the counter would provide some momentary pleasure. Unfortunately unlike this Arab everyone is equal here except those who are more equal than others and many of them shamble about fast food (and some non-fast food) restaurants. I am so happy they will soon be making $13 an hour. The value they add is incalculable.
  • When you applied for Social Security benefits, how long did it take to hear back from them?

    07/14/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT · 12 of 47
    robowombat to ilovesarah2012

    This is unusual. SSA is pretty efficient. I would recommend you visit your local SSA office.

  • Abe: Japan's collective defense is limited

    07/14/2014 3:48:22 PM PDT · 1 of 3
  • Egypt proposes Israel-Gaza ceasefire for Tuesday morning

    07/14/2014 3:41:44 PM PDT · 1 of 2
    Hamas' call for a cease fire is not because they suddenly feel guilty about firing rockets randomly into Israel's population centers. Rather, they realize that the IDF is inflicting damage on their infrastructure, command and control centers, personnel, and supply of weapons far disproportionate to any damage caused by their rockets, which are mostly intercepted by the Iron Dome. Israel would be wise to delay the cease fire until a durable cease fire which lasts many years, not months, is finally guaranteed.
  • Hezbollah Suffers casualties in fight to root out rebels

    07/14/2014 3:33:22 PM PDT · 1 of 6
    Good news any way you cut it.
  • Deadly war on Gaza continues despite calls for truce

    07/14/2014 3:27:25 PM PDT · 1 of 7
  • Thousands Flee Gaza After Israel Warns Of Possible Escalation, Death Toll Crosses 170

    07/14/2014 3:22:52 PM PDT · 1 of 6
    Boohoo, the bad Joos are being mean to the peaceful Paliwogs

    Here is one comment on the Gaza scuttle:

    It is interesting to note that while the media is reporting that Palestinians are fleeing Northern Gaza in response to leaflets from Israel warning them about the impending air strikes, e.g., "More than 17,000 people have reportedly fled the northern parts of Gaza since Sunday following Israel’s announcement of an escalation in attacks." What is not being reported in the international press is that Hamas is doing everything to prevent these people from fleeing and remain human shields for Hamas.

  • Ex-captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty Monday

    07/14/2014 5:56:19 AM PDT · 24 of 60
    robowombat to xzins

    My guess is that he will be processed for discharge the day after he returns to active duty. With accumulated leave he will probably never actually return to active duty. If his ‘capture’ is considered valid service time then he will get a very large payout from the Army for accumulated pay and leave.

  • Netanyahu finally speaks his mind

    07/13/2014 8:30:42 PM PDT · 17 of 22
    robowombat to Hot Tabasco; All
    Just who in the Israeli government would you prefer as a replacement for Netanyahu?

    Kindly read the the beginning of the comment. I specifically state that the text is from an Israeli remarking on BB’s remarks, not me. I only note that many rightist Israelis (and I think this is the third time I have reiterated the context) have as hostile feelings about Netanyahu as many here have towards Gov. Perry for what they see as the same reasons’ i.e. all hat and no cattle. I am not endorsing the comment . it is provided to give readers some more background. The anger patriotically inclined people in many western democracies feel towards their leaders mirrors what we in the United States feel. Of these leaders, IMHO, Netanyahu seems to be several heads taller, certainly he towers over the Mahdi and that porcine little twerp Hollonde.

  • 'Yellow Fever' Fetish: Why Do So Many White Men Want To Date A Chinese Woman?

    07/13/2014 4:10:50 PM PDT · 19 of 182
    robowombat to 2ndDivisionVet; All

    My Vietnamese pseudo wife was much easier to live with and the relationship much calmer than any I have had with a white American female, including my wife.

  • Netanyahu finally speaks his mind

    07/13/2014 4:04:49 PM PDT · 12 of 22
    robowombat to detch; All
    pointed your criticism

    This is not my criticism. It is a comment from an Israeli.I think that is clear, or I hope it is, from the introduction lines that are mine. It is not a denunciation to state that many rightist Israelis do view BB as many here view the current Governor of Texas, Mr. Perry.

  • Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar

    07/13/2014 3:26:55 PM PDT · 12 of 35
    robowombat to ImJustAnotherOkie

    ‘There is either a huge people problem ‘

    There is a huge problem. The ISIS people really believe in the their vile convictions. This is a young man’s revolt and the ISIS fighters are happy to die for their cause but, and this is the big but, would rather their hated opponents are made to die instead. In Iraq ISIS forces numbering in the hundreds defeat or route government or government supporter forces numbering in the thousands. ISIS seems to me to have an even money chance of taking Baghdad.

  • Friends and family remember Isiah Haggins Jr. (16-year old killed while robbing store)

    07/13/2014 3:22:07 PM PDT · 11 of 157
    robowombat to Drew68; All
    ‘“He was a young child that made a bad decision that cost him his life, But he was only 16. I’m pretty sure we’ve all done something that could cost us our lives at the age of 16. He was not a bad kid. He was just a child trying to be a teenage,” said Haggins’ mother Candace Talbott.’

    This in a nutshell, which is where it belongs, is the Blackamoor mentality summed up. It's not our fault if there are bad consequences to our actions. Thugging don't mean nothing. Just YMB’s (young black men) being boys. The entire culture of non-responsibility is summed up in these stupid banalities.

  • Netanyahu finally speaks his mind

    07/13/2014 2:17:28 PM PDT · 1 of 22
    Interesting and worth reading. It should be borne in mind many rightist israelis view B. Netanyahu as many here do Gov. Perry, all hat and no cattle. Here is a typical comment:

    BB is a joke. A Liar and a weak coward. He always talks the talk but never walks the walk.

    Notice not one word about Jewish rights to Y&S and Gaza!!!

    Not one word that even if Abbas were a Zionist TZADDIK (Saint) he is over 80 years old with a bad ticker. Any successor would have even less influence than he does and he has next to Zero among the Palis Arabs.

    From BB not a word. BB said he was against the Gaza pullout. He is a liar he was for it till it became clear that it was a done deal and cynically quit the government to prepare for the coming elections.

    It was BB he caved to Obama in 2012 and quit the last Gaza confrontation with Israel with Hamas getting the better deal against Israel through Morsi and Obama interference.

    It is BB who has allowed Hamas to arm itself with 10,000 plus rockets To build miles of interconnecting underground tunnels from Gaza into Israel for infiltrating terrorists and for kidnapping Israelis and soldiers.

    Israel under BB allowed them. Israel under BB supplied them with the metal tubing and pipes used to build the rockets, the fuel and the raw material for explosives. Israel supplied the Arabs with cement and Re-bar for the tunnels and electricity and water to operate their underground factories in secure bunkers.

    It was BB who when the IDF attacked Israel responded by shooting at empty lots and buildings at hours they knew no one would be injured.

    In short this situation can be laid almost completely to BB the liar and coward. The sooner he is removed from public office and replaced by almost any one else, the safer we will all be.

    Unlike anyone new BB has a record of near zero accomplishments.

    I stand by everything I have said which is only the tip of the iceberg of my criticism and disdain for the creep.

  • Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar

    07/13/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT · 1 of 35
    Lots of interesting photos at the original site.

    One commentator had this to say:

    Yet another act of mind-boggling incompetence from Baghdad and its military. M1A1 should be more than capable of dealing with ISIS, but of course we all know this was another in a long, long list of ill thought out strategies and plans by the leaders of the Iraqi regime.

    You really can't blame anyone in our government for not wanting to support these clowns running Iraq. They are ridiculously bad at what they do. The Kurds are now claiming they warned Maliki about an ISIS advance on Mosul 5 days beforehand. Maliki ignored the warning and demanded the Kurds stay out of Mosul. When ISIS did come, Maliki changed his mind and ordered the Kurds in.

    There isn't any hope of reason or logic entering into this with Maliki in charge. Supporting Maliki is supporting the guaranteed fragmentation and all out civil war in Iraq, which is exactly what every Western government does not want to happen.

    And finally, I feel sorry for those 4,000 militia being flown into Ramadi because the road there is too dangerous. Judging by the previous performance of Baghdad's forces, that just doesn't sound good.

  • The U. S. Doesn’t Need Any More Of The World’s Tired, Poor, Or Huddled Masses

    07/13/2014 12:16:33 PM PDT · 10 of 16
    robowombat to crusty old prospector; All

    Here is some good coverage of the engagement with the Dreamers in 1918:

    Buffalo Soldiers at Huachuca:
    The Battle of Ambos Nogales

    chuca Illustrat

    “Ambos Nogales,” between 1918 and 1920. Photo courtesy Markel album.

    At Huachuca in 1918, the men of the 10th Cavalry had time to reflect on the events in Europe and waited anxiously to learn if they were to get in on the fighting. But they were required on the border, a place at that time that was thought to be subject to attack from Mexicans instigated by German agents. The threat from south of the border appeared to be real and intelligence reports on German activities there were received in number. In his history of the 10th Cavalry, Edward Glass recalls the importance attached to these reports.

    About August 15, 1918, the Intelligence Division reported the presence of strange Mexicans, plentifully supplied with arms, ammunition, food and clothing, gathering In increasing numbers in and about Nogales, Sonora; also the presence of several strange white men,, apparently Germans, at times engaged in addressing gatherings of Mexicans explaining military terms, movements and methods. At about this time an anonymous letter was received, written by a person who claimed to have been a major In Villa’s forces who was sickened and disgusted at the atrocities committed by Villa and his men, and at the lack of pay or reward, and who claimed a feeling of friendly respect for American troops, warning them of the German influences at work near and in Nogales, advising of the financial activities of. the German agents, and of a contemplated attack on Nogales about August 25, 1918. This letter rang so true that it became a subject of investigation by Lt. Col. Frederick J. Herman, 10th Cavalry, then acting subdistrict commander at Nogales, and Lieutenant Robert Scott Israel, Infantry Intelligence Officer at Nogales, and so many points of the letter were verified that it was given more than ordinary weight (12)

    Captain Roy V. Morledge, 10th Cavalry. Photo courtesy Lt. Col. John H. Healy, U.S. Army retired.

    A shooting incident on 27 August 1918 led to a full-scale shootout when Lt. Col Frederick J. Herman, 10th Cavalry commander at Nogales, rushed reinforcements to the international line. Three troops of the 10th Cavalry and three companies of the 35th Infantry took up position along the American side and returned sniper fire of Mexican troops. It would be known as the “Battle of Ambos Nogales” (Both Nogales).

    A complete account of the Battle of Ambos Nogales was prepared by Col. H. B. Wharfield in his book Tenth Cavalry Border Fights.

    Nogales, Sonora of 1918 was under control of a Mexican federal garrison. The local situation was complicated by agitation aroused through German agents and an accompanying rising dislike for us -— the Gringos. On the American side the people were on the alert, Most of the householders had a Winchester or other weapon in a convenient location.

    During the latter part of August 1918 the Thirty-fifth Infantry at Camp Stephen D. Little was completing its movement to an eastern staging area for overseas war duty. Only Companies G, F, and H remained, awaiting relief by the Twenty-fifth Infantry (Negro). The cavalry camp had Troop A (tenth U.S. Cavalry) Captain Roy V. Morledge, Troop C under Captain Joseph D. Hungerford, and Troop F with Captain Henry C. Caron. Troop M of Captain John Lee and First Lieutenant Herbert W. Farrand were at Arivaca, and Lochiel was occupied by Troop B commanded by Captain Edgar R. Garlick with Lieutenant Shuman.

    Manning the international guard station In Nogales were details from the Thirty-fifth Infantry. And patrolling east and west along the border were cavalry detachments. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick J. Herman, Tenth Cavalry, was with the cavalry troops and also acting Nogales subdistrict commander.

    Military intelligence developed information that the Nogales situation was becoming critical. The Mexican garrison were, digging some trenches in the hills overlooking the American side. Groups of mounted Mexicans, some in uniforms, were seen moving along the trails into town, and the Sonora border guards at the crossing gate had adapted a changed and officious attitude. Such an explosive condition seemingly only awaited an incident for ignition,

    At 4:10 PM. on August 27, 1918, a Mexican coming from the American side tried to walk through the guarded international gate without interrogation. When the U.S. Customs inspector (Arthur G. Barber) ordered “ Halt! “ the man kept moving toward the other side. Then the government official drew his revolver and went after the person. Private W. H. Klint of Company H, Thirty-fifth Infantry, followed for protection. A Mexican custom guard fired at the American official, missed him but killed Private Klint. Instantly Corporal William H. Tucker of Company H shot the Mexican officer. More Mexican guards came running and started shooting. The corporal opened fire with his Springfield and killed three more. The U.S. Inspector gunned one down. A civilian at the gate (Mr. Frank Eames of the Nogales Theater) phoned to the Thirty-fifth guard detail at the West Coast Company warehouse about the emergency. Another (Mr. Otto Mayer) cranked up his truck and sped to the place, returning with Lieutenant Fanning (Fannin) and the soldiers. They arrived amidst a fusillade of lead from the Mexican side. That was the beginning of the Battle of Nogales.

    Capt. Roy V. Morledge of Troop A, 10th Cavalry, was in Nogales ,vhen the shooting started. He wrote:

    I happened to be downtown near the depot when I heard some rifle shots, and then more. I saw them carrying a wounded soldier at the international street.

    Motor transportation was scarce in those days, but I had a good horse, I sped over the hills a couple of miles to camp. On the way I passed Lieutenant Colonel Herman in a car. He had already gotten some news and told me to go on, get my troop out and notify Troop C and Troop F

    Colonel Herman soon arrived and led the troops for the town at the gallop. I was sent down Morely Avenue. The place was a double street along the railroad tracks. At the little park the troop was dismounted, and one trooper detailed to hold each group of eight horses. Those left behind pleaded with me to go along.

    Dismounted, I told the men to follow me. Not far along before we got a lot of fire. There was so much it was hard to tell where it was coming from. Also it seemed as though everybody in Nogales was shooting from the windows toward the border.

    First Sergeant Thomas Jordan, F Troop, 10th Cavalry. At the time this picture was taken at the Nogales pistol range in April 1919, Jordan had over 20 years with the troop. Photo courtesy Col. H.B. Wharfield, U.S. Army Flet., who in 1918 was a first lieutenant with the 10th Cavalry.

    Reaching the line in spite of the fire, we dashed into a big building on the Mexican side without resistance, but bullets from up on a hillside were hitting the place. We ran forward into another connecting building. It was the Concordia Club. In there were some frightened senoritas wearing kimonas. I got a laugh when one of them spoke to a trooper, saying, ‘Sergeant Jackson! Are we all glad to see you!” But we did not have time to tarry for the soldier to alibi his acquaintanceship.

    Colonel Herman ordered us to the top of the hill. Up we went in waves of a squad at a time, firing at Mexicans off to one side. We took a position near some old buildings and a barricade. Down below were the Mexican depot and buildings. From there they were firing toward the American town, and some probably just hiding. They also started replying to our action.

    I hope we only hit those who were shooting. But there were a lot of bodies lying around. All of a sudden some one saw a long pole with a sheet tied on being waved from the top of the Mexican customs house down below.

    I ordered the men to cease fire. It was then 7:45 P.M., and getting dark. Where the time passed I do not know. We had five men wounded, and the others wanted to clean out the town. However First Sergeant LaMar and I quickly controlled our skirmish line of troopers.

    Finally orders came to move back across the border and bivouac in the park near the depot. There I saw Captain Caron with a bandaged wrist. Also the news came that Captain Hungerford of Troop C and Lieutenant L. W. Loftus of Company G, Thirty-fifth Infantry, had been killed as well as several soldiers.(13)

    Capt. Henry C. Caron and Troop F, upon arriving downtown, crossed over to Terrace Avenue on the right of Troop A. Lieutenant Colonel Herman assigned the troop to move forward and occupy Titcomb Hill. Years afterwards Captain Caron wrote:

    We left our horses at a lumber yard in the vicinity of the Bowman Hotel, and proceeded on foot up Terrace Avenue to our positions as designated. The Mexicans were on the flat house tops and the hills giving us a heavy fire, and we returned it.

    I was behind a telephone pole with First Sergeant Thomas Jordan and got hit in the right arm below the elbow. Sergeant Jordan picked me up and carried me back out of the range of the fire. He then took command of the troop until I returned from the doctor’s office. I had no lieutenants with me at the time.

    (First Sergeant Thomas Jordan was given a commendation by Lieutenant Colonel Herman for taking command of Troop F during the absence of his commander.)

    Captain Joseph D. Hungerford and Troop C were assigned the left sector and moved forward toward the Reservoir Hill for control of the heights overlooking the town. The troop advanced to the position, then crossed the border, clearing the Mexicans out of their entrenchments on the heights. During this forward dash Captain Hungerford was shot through the heart and instantly killed. First Sergeant James T. Penny then took command of Troop C. Subsequently he received a special commendation for his initiative and the handling of the troopers.

    Four unidentified members of the 35th Infantry Regiment ————————Camp of the 35th Infantry Regiment
    at Nogales, Arizona in 1917. Photo courtesy John A. Carr, ——————————at Camp Stephen D. Little, one mile
    a veteran of the Machine Gun Company, 35th Infantry,————————————north-of Nogales, Arizona, in 1917.
    -—————— at Nogales.-——————————————————————————————————Photo courtesy John A. Carr, MG Co, 35th Infantry.

    Meanwhile Major Herbert E, Marshburn, Thirty-fifth Infantry, arrived in town from Camp Little with contingents of Companies F, G, and H coming along in quartermaster trucks. Company H was held in reserve and moved to the rallroad depot near the border.

    Company G was assigned to support Troop F, Tenth Cavalry, moving on Titcomb Hill. Near the line the doughboys became heavily engaged. A bullet killed Lieutenant L, W. Loftus, and Corporal Barney Lots was also fatally shot. Along a street Corporal A. L. Whitworth was hit in the groin and dropped in front of a house. Mrs. Emma Budge and Mrs. Jones, braving the fire, ran out and assisted the wounded man to shelter.

    Upon arrival of Company F, Thirty-fifth Infantry, it got action in the support of Troop C on the Reservoir Hill sector. A private was hit and fell across the street from the home of “Colonel” A. T. Bird. June Reed, a niece of the Birds, and Miss O’Daley ran out the back and called to the man. He crawled across the street and was helped into the house. We young cavalry officers were very proud of June for the brave deed. She had favored our acquaintance and company over that of the infantry at the hops and Sunday horseback rides. After her display of courage she increased in favor as our special girl friend.

    During the earlier part of the engagement another of our cavalry girls became involved. Pat Shannon, who lived in a hotel fronting Morley Avenue and near the line, had her share of excitement. Two armed citizens used the upstairs window of her room for a firing station, Pat stood close by them, handing out ammunition as the guns were emptied. She was the daughter of a Chicago physician and employed as pianist by the Nogales Theatre moving picture house. Some weeks after the affray Pat and Lieutenant “Dee” de Lorimer, Tenth Cavalry, were married,

    In addition to the citizenry, who shared the. gun fight, there were some unattached officers and soldiers engaged.

    The sergeant of Ordnance Depot No. 2 near the cavalry camp told me that during the fight overtown and while loading a truck with ammunition a colored trooper came galloping up, dressed only in a hospital gown and riding bareback with a halter shank to guide his mount. The “sick” soldier begged for a rifle and shells so as to join his troop. Army regulations to the contrary notwithstanding, the old sergeant picked out a rifle, had the trooper sign a receipt, and gave him a couple of bandoliers of ammunition. Off he went at an extended gallop, the loose hospital gown floating out like a sail, and his bare legs thumping the ribs of the horse in an urge for more speed.

    Machine Gun Co, 35th Infantry, ——————————————————————————————”de Lorimer”,
    Nogales, AZ, 1917. Photo courtesy John Carr——————————————————Photo courtesy F.H.L. Ryder collection

    The records show that Quartermaster Sergeant Victor Arana, with the Thirty-fifth Infantry, was wounded. It is probable that the sergeant abandoned his truck detail and chose to get on the firing line for the battle.

    (Another Quartermaster soldier, Pvt, First Class James Flavian Lavery, earned a Distinguished Service Cross at the Battle of Nogales for “braving the heaviest fire, repeatedly entering the zone of fire with his motor truck and carrying wounded men to places of safety, thereby saving the lives of several soldiers.”)

    “Bill Scott”, Photo courtesy F.H.L. Ryder collection

    Lieutenant William Scott, Tenth Cavalry, was riding a motorcycle into town on business from Fort Huachuca. Nearing the cavalry camp he heard the firing. Speeding up he took a familiar back track for the high ground above the Sonora town. Arriving close to the place, the cycle was hidden, and he crept to the brow of the hill overlooking the scene of conflict. Besides his .45 pistol Scotty was armed with a new Winchester, which he had “souvenired” some months before at the Yaqui fight in Bear Valley. From his solitary station he spent the time picking off snipers from the rooftops below. Whenever there was a scarcity of targets, he kept in practice by potting chickens that were running in and out of the adobe shocks. Scotty was a former sergeant out of the Texas Big Bend border service. He had been on the Punitive Expedition into Mexico with the Sixth Cavalry.

    Captain James T. Duke, Tenth Cavalry (now a retired brigadier general), was in Nogales on business and volunteered his services. After the death of Captain Hungerford, he was detailed to command Troop C. Major H. B. Cheadle, Infantry, on leave in town, also was assigned duties, Lieutenant James B. Potter, Tenth Cavalry, Adjutant of the Nogales subdistrict, served on the line. Lieutenant S. M. Lockwood of Troop A had duty as an aide for Lieutenant Colonel Herman during the affray. His liaison duties were doubled after the commander suffered a slight but hampering leg wound.

    When the white flag was displayed, Colonel Herman had buglers sound “Cease Fire.” A messenger from the Mexican consul in his office on the American side gave the information that the Mexican commandante and officials wanted a conference in the American consulate building located on the Sonora side. Sniping continued from various locations, but disregarding the danger, the commanding officer with Lieutenant Robert S. Israel of the Intelligence section proceeded to the appointed place. A truce was quickly arranged. The next day Brigadier General DeRosey C. Cabell, the Arizona District commander, arrived from Douglas. After a meeting with the Mexican official party regarding the situation, the hostilities were resolved.

    That ended the Battle of Nogales.(14)

    In fairness to the guard detail from the 35th Infantry, the remarks of then Lt. Oliver Fannin about a book called Blood on the Border by Clarence Clendenen are included here. Fannin was concerned that the book, and the accounts like that of Wharfield’s upon which the book was based, give the impression that the Battle of Nogales was fought solely by the 10th Cavalry. He tried to correct that misleading idea in a letter that he wrote to his son in 1972.

    A small band of enlisted men out of H Company of the: 35fh Infantry (who) were doing guard duty along the international border when the trouble started. These men were the real heroes. There were not more than 15 or 20 of them. They were there when the fighting started and they were there when it ended, less those who were killed or wounded.

    The meeting of Herman and the American consul and the Mexican officials occurred in broad day light, out in the open, just across the international boundary line in Mexico. I know, because I was there, Herman having asked me to go with him. (Lieutenant Fannin was detailed as Colonel Herman’s aide.) I remember distinctly that while this conference was going on a sniper’s bullet cut off a small limb of a tree that fell pretty close to me and I felt like diving into a big ditch that was close to us. At this conference the American consul asked Herman what he wanted said to the Mexicans, and Colonel Herman replied, “Tell them to gather all of their forces and surrender them to me within thirty minutes.” The American consul demurred, stating that the Mexican authorities could not gather together all of the people who were doing the shooting. The only shooting that was then occurring was some sniping, and it was agreed that both side would attempt to stop their forces from any further sniping.

    The book (Clendenen’s Blood on the Border) further states that Herman had received Information several days before the episode that there was likely to be trouble, and that although he was skeptical of this information, he had succeeded in obtaining reinforcements, including some machine guns. There were only two or three skeleton companies of the 35th Infantry there at the time, and I know of no reinforcements to these companies. I was officer of the day at the time that this happened, and it seems to me that if Herman had received any such information he certainly should have passed it on to me and the others who were doing the guard duty along the international boundary line at the time.(15)

    Fannin would win the Distinguished Service Cross “For valor and bravery ... while under fire, carried a wounded man to safety in the Nogales battle.” He was also the recipient of the following testimonial prepared by thirty-three of the leading citizens of Nogales.

    The undersigned citizens of Nogales, Arizona, take this method of giving expression to our appreciation of the gallantry and bravery of Lieut. Oliver Fannin, of the Thirty-fifth Regiment of Infantry, U.S.A., and the men on guard duty at the International Boundary, at Nogales, Arizona, on Tuesday, August 27, 1918, upon which momentous occasion Lieut. Fannin was officer of the guard.

    At the very beginning of the hostile demonstration, Lieut. 4 Fannin hurried to the boundary the reserve of the guard, and taking position he stood off the attack until the garrlson could be brought to the line and take up the work. The losses of his men, which were a large percentage of all the loss, show the bravery and gallantry of the little force commanded by the heroic officer. Through all the fight, with his men firing from prone position, Lieut. Fannin stood erect, encouraging his men, directing their fire, and contributing to the effectiveness of their work. Their loss of two killed and four wounded presents the perilous position then occupied and held.

    In presenting this testimonial we do so without solicitation, to present our appreciation and admiration of a gallan officer and brave men.(16)

    Capt. Joseph D. Hungerford, Troop F, 10th Cavalry, was killed while leading his men in a frontal assault on Mexican troops. Lieutenant Loftus of Company C, 35th Infantry, was killed by sniper fire as he brought his men into position. Other American casualties were three enlisted men killed, including Private W. H. Klint and Corporal Barney Lots, both of Company H, 35th Infantry, and several civilians. Two officers, Lt. Col. F. J. Herman and Capt. H. C. Caron, both of the 10th Cavalry, and twenty-nine men were wounded. Mexican casualties are not known, but found among the Mexican dead were the bodies of two German agents provocateurs.


    12. Glass, Edward L.N., History of the Tenth Cavalry, 1866-1921, Old Army Press, 1921,83.

    13. Wharfield, 1965,16-23.

    14. Wharfield, 1965,16-23.

    15. Fanin letter in Fort Huachuca Museum files.

    16. Fanin bio file, Arizona Historical Society.

  • The U. S. Doesn’t Need Any More Of The World’s Tired, Poor, Or Huddled Masses

    07/13/2014 12:13:57 PM PDT · 9 of 16
    robowombat to crusty old prospector
    Oops, it is in Arizona not Kalifornia.

    Yes, actually there was a large battle there in 1918 with Mexican forces and the 24th Infantry, if memory serves me correctly. Several hundred casualties were inflicted on the armed dreamers by the black soldiers of the US Army.

  • The U. S. Doesn’t Need Any More Of The World’s Tired, Poor, Or Huddled Masses

    07/13/2014 12:05:42 PM PDT · 7 of 16
    robowombat to crusty old prospector

    well actually in Seguin there is a sort of Nogales:

    Los Nogales Museum (1849): Birthplace of the Seguin Conservation Society
    415 S. Austin St.
    Conservator: Greg Ander 379-3257

    In 1951, the citizens of Seguin rallied to save the tiny adobe building we now call Los Nogales. Built in 1849 of hand-formed, sun-dried abode, it is one of the oldest structures in Seguin. Virginia Woods led the effort to raise money to purchase it on the corner of River and Live Oak streets, negotiating a sale price of $750 from Dr. Hugh Davis. Her late husband Wilton Woods, then a building contractor, supervised the reconstruction. Authentic cypress shingles were made at a water-driven sawmill in Ottine. From that restoration effort, the Seguin Conservation Society was born.

  • A Baptist Preacher Fires Back At A Republican (Circular) Firing Squad

    07/13/2014 12:02:01 PM PDT · 1 of 4
  • The U. S. Doesn’t Need Any More Of The World’s Tired, Poor, Or Huddled Masses

    07/13/2014 11:56:16 AM PDT · 1 of 16
    This is one that i am going to see gets well distributed to members of the evangelical church we attend. There is one deacon who seems to be linked to some sort of Dem effort to get churches to volunteer to 'help the po chilluns' and his oily blather is starting to have some effect.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Holocaust denied by students in Rialto school assignment

    07/12/2014 6:32:59 PM PDT · 10 of 37
    robowombat to blueplum
    “This was fake because the Diary of Anne Frank was written with a ballpoint pen and those didn't exist.”

    This is a really illiterate presentation of what has been posed as a major evidence that at least parts of the Frank diary were a hoax. However, no less than David Irving himself has recanted on this point. Irving in his research about archives and records determined that the ball point pen was introduced into use in Germany in the 1940’s several years before it was widely marketed in the US and Britain. He posted this on his web page and specifically stated that this objection to the authenticity of the manuscript was positively negated.

  • Sarah Palin’s big flame-out

    07/12/2014 3:43:49 PM PDT · 84 of 141
    robowombat to Bringbackthedraft
    ‘Sounds like the GOP establishment fears Palin more than they fear Hillary.’

    Palin should always remember Benazir Bhutto and her fate.

  • Hagel: ISIS poses an 'imminent' threat to US

    07/12/2014 3:40:40 PM PDT · 38 of 39
    robowombat to xzins
    ISIS does not present an imminent threat to the US. It presents a potential threat to the US.

    I think it is threat the US populace is so focused on visual imagery as a result of the electronic culture that BHO and friends know that an Iraqi version of the fall of Saigon would get even the brain numbed sensualists that make up a large part of the population to blame BHO for the burning city and mass murder they would be watching fascinated and horrified at the same time. So to save his posterior BHO will do something to try and prop up the Iraqi government. There is also the problem I alluded to of the thousands of US and western nationals working in Iraq including a good many females. You can imagine what would happen to these people if ISIS gets into Baghdad. Watching American or just western females paraded around naked and bound by the ISIS warriors would also deal a possibly fatal blow to the Mahdi's legacy. A real NEO op would be very big.and involve several thousand boots on the ground and a lot of combat and transport air assets so the stage is being set. Unfortunately the Mahdi and his handlers don't know anything about milops and take forever to agree on a course of action so things could get very messy.

  • A pastor presides at his son’s gay wedding—and pays the price

    07/12/2014 2:51:04 PM PDT · 19 of 53
    robowombat to CaptainPhilFan

    Maybe just me, but the expressions on their faces are very telling.

    The son looks like the devil, laughing; the father looks beaten, not joyful.

    Am I wrong?

    I thought the same thing myself. Queers are looking more openly and sinisterly queer. The buzz cut hair and the stubbly facial hair along with a generally evil looking sneering stare is becoming the badge of the in your face queer brigade.

  • Perry slams Sen. Paul for ‘isolationist’ stance on Iraq

    07/12/2014 2:46:05 PM PDT · 20 of 28
    robowombat to SoConPubbie; Amen
    The political class just wants the border problem to go away. BHO knows this so he will just keep the illegals coming until the Repubs go along with amnesty to get rid of the bad optics. Perry disgusts me as his state has the money to fund using the State Guard and NG. He keeps hiding behind ‘I’ve asked the Prez to turn on the Guard money spigot. What else can i do? Boohoo.’ The Chamber of Commerce keeps telling him to just keep blabbing and not acting about the border as there are many members who can't get along without illegals as off the books workers. Perry, in particular with his blow dried visuals and endless meaningless blathering 4th of July rhetoric infuriates me and is the poster boy for the worthlessness and moral corruption of the political class.
  • Opinion: World Condemns Israel for Protecting Its People

    07/11/2014 3:59:14 PM PDT · 5 of 9
    robowombat to LittleBillyInfidel; All
    ‘Frank Luntz just released a poll which states that B-HO has a 55% approval rate amongst American Jews... And that’s TODAY.’

    More evidence, if any be needed, that liberalism is a mental disease. In Israel the left routinely slanders the IDF in terms similar to what the left used during the Viet Nam War. They also spew pure hatred towards nationalistic or religious Jews. The difference to here in the 60’s and there now is that the paliwogs want to massacre most of the Jews and drive the rest into exile. So the left is more interested in holding on to its feelings of psychological superiority their philosophy imparts to them than facing the reality that the Arabs want to torture and murder them after raping their daughters and wives before their eyes and then killing or enslaving the Jewish females. If that is not insanity i don't know what is.

  • Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse'

    07/11/2014 3:49:22 PM PDT · 1 of 22
    Coming soon to the US.
  • Opinion: World Condemns Israel for Protecting Its People

    07/11/2014 3:41:09 PM PDT · 1 of 9
  • The Mystery of the Copper Scroll

    07/11/2014 3:37:23 PM PDT · 1 of 26
    This is not a new item but it is interesting 'The Land and the Book' stuff.
  • Hagel: ISIS poses an 'imminent' threat to US

    07/11/2014 3:06:33 PM PDT · 16 of 39
    robowombat to Texas resident
    ‘Good point, but who will be military be directed against?’

    IMHO this is a straw in the wind to start the clock running on a really big Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) which can be embedded in some sort of an expedited material support operation for the Iraqi government if ISIS appears to be successfully isolating Baghdad or about to penetrate the security screen around Baghdad. The number of Americans in Iraq with the US government, USG contractors, Non Government Organizations and International organizations as well as other westerners attached to the last two number in the thousands. If the core around Baghdad appears to be crumbling then you can imagine what would be the fate of these people and it would be broadcast live on TV. So there is both a component of national interest in pushing hardware into Iraq to bolster what is still seen as a US proxy state and in protecting the physical safety of as many foreign nationals trapped in country as possible and one of political calculation. The Mahdi and his handlers do not want the sequel to the fall of Khartoum broadcast ‘Live at 6’ on CBS.

  • Hagel: ISIS poses an 'imminent' threat to US

    07/11/2014 2:56:33 PM PDT · 11 of 39
    robowombat to ronnie raygun; All
    ‘The rat bastards brought us to this point, now they want us to be frightened’

    This statement is a lot more than just propaganda. The words the SecDef used have a specific meaning within the defense establishment. They are the equivalent of the phrase ‘intolerable provocation’ in diplomatic parlance. Normally such a remark would be a clear signal to all the services to begin operation execution planning immediately. Only the phrase ‘war warning’ or ‘operational execution alert’ are closer to directing the armed services to be ready to go into combat operations immediately upon command.

  • Center for American Progress wants mileage-based highway fee

    07/11/2014 2:51:20 PM PDT · 1 of 42
    This is more than just another leftist enviro two man 'think taank' policy paper. CAP is the voice of the Dem establishment. Look for people like Warren and Levin to pick this ball up and try to get it on the radar in the Senate. It is the first shot in the battle to get this garbage into the legislative cycle. Watch for momentum to be built over the next few years, using the usual iron triangle spin.
  • McConnell: Obama wants ‘blank check’ for border crisis

    07/11/2014 2:38:21 PM PDT · 1 of 18
    What a surprise.
  • Hagel: ISIS poses an 'imminent' threat to US

    07/11/2014 2:32:29 PM PDT · 1 of 39
    'Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday the Sunni fundamentalist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) poses a threat not just to the government in Baghdad, but to the United States as well.

    "This country should not make any mistake on this, nor anyone in Congress — this is a threat to our country," Hagel said while meeting with troops at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia.'

    This is a very significant thing for the Secdef to say. It looks like some sort of administration test to see if a hostile response comes from Congress. If it does, the Prez wasn't involved, it was just a cabinet officer overstepping. If not it is the first straw in the wind that something more than half assed NEO Ops planning and some SOF being deployed may be required. This is interesting. The phrase 'imminent threat' normally is the step before a warning order for launching an operation.

  • Australian Judge Says Incest May No Longer Be Taboo [Abortion Is Solution To Birth Abnormalities]

    07/10/2014 8:05:10 PM PDT · 13 of 22
    robowombat to Steelfish; All
    This will take a while but it will catch on and be here as well as other ‘advanced’ countries. The left believes in no super rational force or in any traditional sort of post death judgment. What they do find is a hollow existence in which nothing has transcendental meaning or purpose. Sexual release , therefore, becomes as close as they can get to the sacramental and transcendental. The burning excitement and the brief flash of coruscating release is all they are left with. To make the release continually exciting new taboos have to be breached. The eventual goal is any sort of coupling in any way and with anything. Those who are religious or even secular but traditional will only be left with withdrawing from this sort of culture into a sort of internal exile.
  • Ann Coulter: the Manchurian Columnist

    07/10/2014 7:53:33 PM PDT · 19 of 77
    robowombat to WXRGina; All
    Not the Manchurian columnist, the intimidated columnist. Ann, unfortunately for her, has been careless shall we say about how much she enjoyed exercising her very healthy libido. Enough pictures including some with white powder in them have found their way into the mitts of Karl Rove types in DC who have made it clear that either she heard the dog whistle and wrote accordingly or her private life would appear in the Washington post and the Inquirer. Interesting because Ann likes adult men, is thoroughly hetero, doesn't enjoy little girls or boys and really doesn't do that many drugs. Her blackmailers do all those things big time and smirk every time they pull her chain.
  • Texas GOP to Obama: Don’t mess with us

    07/10/2014 7:46:44 PM PDT · 4 of 9
    robowombat to SeekAndFind
    That’sgreat but all I have heard or read from the Governor of Texas is a lot of gassy rhetoric that neatly avoids even ever using the phrase ‘secure the border’. Listened to Perry again on Hannity today. More of the same blather. Spent most of his air time filibustering by blabbing in extenso about the splendid, wonderful, patriotic ‘heroic men and women’ of the Border patrol. No mention of his determination as Chief Executive of the sovereign state of Texas to use his authority as commander of both the Texas NG and the State Guard to seal the border and capture and hold prisoner all violators of the international border of his state. The only comment was some whining about the Mahdi not ‘authorizing’ use of the TNG. That means turning on the federal money tap to pay the state back for paying Guardsmen called up. Hannity was his usual lame , stupid self. Parroting Perry's irrelevant 4th of July rhetoric and carefully avoiding asking his Gubernorship why he isn't acting as the Texas Chief Executive and really using the power of the state to protect the citizens of Texas. The political class is so benumbed by Chamber of Commerce money and the institutional inability of a group who has spent their life using words to avoid action and who really don't know how to take action when a true crisis arrives. I have seen this before, in Louisiana after Katrina. The governor was a pos before the storm but she and her minders literally did not know how to take action in the face of a crisis . This crisis is even more existential and the GOP both doesn't want to do anything and doesn't know how in the first place.
  • Obama: treacherous or incompetent?

    07/10/2014 7:34:09 PM PDT · 1 of 28
    It is possible to be both at the same time.
  • Obama’s Secret Directive Supporting Global Islamism

    07/10/2014 7:28:55 PM PDT · 1 of 2
  • 'I want it fixed immediately! Understand?': Furious John McCain slams Border Patrol chief ....

    07/10/2014 7:20:34 PM PDT · 50 of 86
    robowombat to Durus
    Yes. John Lame is one of those odd Republicans who are always beating the drum for a ‘robust’ US US response to some foreign quarrel or another. He was one of the those noisily agitating for military action against Serbia throughout the long violent collapse of Yugoslavia. When Bill and Weasley had their Splendid Little War with Serbia over , of all places Kossovo, John Lame was positively beside himself with patriotic ardor and pressed for ground force involvement from almost day one. When the Russians stole a march on the US and showed up at the Pristina airfield before NATO got there he sounded like a Hearst newspaper after the Maine explosion demanding US airborne elements be sent post hast. Most recently he and that miserable Gramnesty made their famous visit to Syria and he came away finding a need for significant ‘US involvement’, naturally. John Lame’s POW experience seems to make him hanker after constant US military involvement in various dubious battles as some sort of psychological compensation. He is a strange fellow. Not as strange as BHO, but strange enough even by Washington's bent perspective.
  • The Moral Crisis on Our Southern Border

    07/10/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · 1 of 14
    Who are the bigots - the rude and unruly protestors who scream and swarm drop-off points and angrily block immigration authority buses to prevent the release of children into their communities, or the shrill counter-protestors who chant back "Viva La Raza" ("Long Live the Race")? For that matter, how does the racialist term "La Raza" survive as an acceptable title of a national lobby group in this politically correct age of anger at the Washington Redskins football brand?

    We are going to have to be willing to be a lot more than just rude to preserve what is left of our country. The Mahdi seems to be becoming the Sorcerer's Apprentice as he unleashes forces the Wizards of Smart inside the Beltway cannot call back or control.

  • 'I want it fixed immediately! Understand?': Furious John McCain slams Border Patrol chief ....

    07/10/2014 6:55:41 PM PDT · 37 of 86
    robowombat to HereInTheHeartland

    True, although i expect we would be in a couple more foreign wars by now. Certainly one of some sort with Russia.

  • 53 Palestinians killed, over 450 injured in Gaza assault

    07/10/2014 6:40:02 PM PDT · 30 of 31
    robowombat to maddog55

    Well here are the sage words of the Dalai Lama of the Westbank, Mr. Abbas:

    Abbas: Israel committing ‘genocide’ in Gaza

    RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas accused Wednesday Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza during its military campaign which has so far killed 43 Palestinians.

    “It’s genocide - the killing of entire families is genocide by Israel against our Palestinian people,” he told a crisis meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.

    “What’s happening now is a war against the Palestinian people as a whole and not against the (militant) factions.

    “We know that Israel is not defending itself, it is defending settlements, its main project,” said Abbas.

    “We are moving in several ways to stop the Israeli aggression and spilling of Palestinian blood, including talking to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.”

    Egypt urged Wednesday Israel and Hamas in Gaza to halt their spiraling conflict but played down hopes of a Cairo-mediated truce.

    “There is no mediation, in the common sense of the word,” said Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Atty.

    “Egyptian diplomatic efforts are aimed at immediately stopping Israeli aggression and ending all mutual violence. (Egyptian) contacts have not yet achieved a result.”

    Wednesday was the second day of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge.

    Israel warplanes have so far hit 550 targets in Gaza, and Hamas militants have hit back with 165 rockets, some of which struck Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and as far away as Hadera, 116 kilometers to the north of the coastal enclave.

    Palestinian fatalities include militants but also women and children. More than 370 people have been wounded.

    Read more:
    (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::

  • Hamas firing long-range M-302 rockets at Israel, capable of 150-km distance

    07/09/2014 9:34:21 PM PDT · 7 of 18
    robowombat to allendale; All
    The appropriate response is to attack high value targets en mass in any state that fires ballistic missiles at one. Hunting missiles is futile as we found out in the First gulf War. Wreaking havoc on the enemy and causing so much destruction and attendant loss of life is what is required. Break the enemy's will to fight.
  • Motion approved to keep immigrant children from relocating to Washington County, VA

    07/09/2014 9:25:15 PM PDT · 4 of 21
    robowombat to Oldeconomybuyer; All
    This is a real opportunity to show what the real people can do. Now is the time to organize Minute man companies that can block access to VI campus if the feds do cut a deal with that broke school and try to bus Dreamers in.

    07/09/2014 9:20:59 PM PDT · 109 of 109
    robowombat to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    All hat and no cattle. All these border Governors and state officials do is talk and beg Obama to secure the borders.

    Politicians can't get their heads around a problem that requires real action immediately and not photo ops, optics, speeches and press conferences. They are still in their complacent bubble and can't really believe a true crisis is happening. They have shilled for the Chamber of commerce, hospitality business and agribusiness and construction interests for so long and duped the voter base with empty statements meaning nothing that they can't bring themselves to acknowledge that the world is blowing up in their faces and they have to act a leaders and executives and not shills, whores, and self dealing pos. This is not going to end well. It reminds me of the fumbling around that the feds did under Buchanan and at the start of the Lincoln Administration. We know how that eventually turned out.

  • Hamas firing long-range M-302 rockets at Israel, capable of 150-km distance

    07/09/2014 9:13:00 PM PDT · 3 of 18
    robowombat to allendale; All

    If there is a ballistic missile war with Israel the IAF will be in for some very busy times and the results are likely to be very negative for any Muslims involved. Some how I imagine the Saudis view such a contingency with delight.

  • Mother of officer killed by illegal immigrant writes Obama

    07/09/2014 9:09:03 PM PDT · 7 of 19
    robowombat to MplsSteve
    Good Luck at getting any kind of answer from the Commode In Chief other than standard boiler-plate “I’m sorry for your loss” letter.

    The Middle East is literally exploding before our eyes and another Israeli-Paliwog collision seems coming. China and its maritime neighbors seem to be in the early stages of hostilities, the Ukraine/Russian imbroglio has potential for a real European conflict and finally the southern border is being swarmed by tens of thousands of Dreamers. The Mahdi demonstrates his cool by playing pool amid dope smokers to reflect that Joe Kool has everything taken care of and there is no reason to worry. I think at this time the Mahdi has become the Sorcerers Apprentice and events are out of his control and he really doesn't have a clue and just hopes they will burn themselves out rather than become a raging conflagration. That is where we are, the moment of the 3 AM phone call.