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  • First black Marine Corps pilot dies: Frank E. Petersen Jr.

    08/28/2015 5:41:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/28/2015 | TIM MACFARLAN
    The first ever black Marine Corps pilot, who fought endemic racism to rise to the rank of three-star general, has died aged 83. From the moment he signed up to the Navy as a seaman apprentice in 1950 Frank E. Petersen Jr. was under no illusions as to the challenge he faced. The native of Topeka, Kansas, aced his entrance exam but was called a few days later and asked to re-take it because it was thought he had cheated.
  • Video: Three Americans awarded Legion of Honor by French president

    08/24/2015 7:13:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Three Americans received France’s highest honor from its President this morning after risking their lives to stop a terror attack on a train before it could get in motion. The three quick-thinking Americans, joined by a British businessman who helped in rendering the terrorist immobile, received high praise from Francois Hollande. “We are giving you the highest distinction of the country to show you how much we appreciate what you did,” declared François Hollande:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Three Americans who helped thwart an attack by an AK-47-toting gunman on a high-speed train received France’s highest honor on...
  • BREAKING NEWS:Unarmed US Marines 'take down' gunman onboard a high-speed train (France)

    08/21/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:34 EST, 21 August 2015 | Darren Boyle
    A gunman opened fire on board a high speed train in northern France. Eyewitnesses said three U.S. Marines on the train disarmed the gunman. The man was armed with a deadly a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle. Three people were wounded and the gunman is currently in police custody.
  • Unarmed US Marine 'in critical condition' after Kalashnikov-wielding suspected terrorist

    08/21/2015 1:20:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/21/15 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Unarmed US Marine 'in critical condition' after Kalashnikov-wielding suspected terrorist on board high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. An unarmed US Marine who ambushed a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on a train between Amsterdam and Paris is in critical condition, according to French media reports. The serviceman, who has not been named, was one of two Americans who tackled the 26-year-old Moroccan national to the ground after hearing him load up a gun in the toilet. In the scuffle, one of the Marines was shot and another stabbed. France Info reports one is in a critical condition. Addressing reporters at the station...
  • Gunman 'injures three after firing Kalashnikov' on Amsterdam-Paris train: latest

    08/21/2015 11:29:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/21/15 | James Rothwell
    A man has been arrested after firing a Kalashnikov rifle on board an Amsterdam-Paris train, according to French media. Le Parisien reports that a Briton and an American are "seriously" wounded. A third person, the French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, was also wounded and is said to have raised the alarm. La Voix du Nord, a newspaper in the Calais region, said a man was arrested on suspicion of firing the weapon on a Thalys train near the northern town of Arras. Police say that have not ruled out terrorism as a possible motive and Bernard Cazeneuve, the French interior minister,...
  • Vietnam vet fights off bear in California

    08/16/2015 9:43:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    KGPE. - CNN ^ | Aug 16, 2015 | Andreas Preuss
    Larry Yepez credits Marine training. A California Vietnam veteran now has bear attack scars to go along with his battle wounds. Crediting his Marine Corps training, Larry Yepez, 66, says he fought off a 250-pound bear outside his Mariposa County home last week. I could feel his strength. I felt like a little rag doll underneath him ... the bear was about 10 feet away and despite his yelling "get away," the animal continued toward him, jumped on him and knocked him down. ... I could hear the crunching ... when he bit down (on my wrist). He ripped towards...
  • MILITARY UPDATE: Commissary reformers eye repeal of cost-plus-5%' pricing

    08/09/2015 8:22:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    Defense officials appear ready to ask Congress to repeal a law that commissaries must sell products at cost plus 5 percent, a formula that for decades has ensured commissary shoppers everywhere pay the same prices. Officials have drafted a replacement formula that would allow prices to vary from store to store to meet a new twin goal: reducing taxpayer support for commissaries while maintaining still attractive savings for patrons. Variable pricing would seek to keep savings consistent across the commissary system by pegging local commissary prices for a market basket of goods at some target percentage level below prices of...
  • Just War And Where Snipers Fit In

    08/07/2015 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Wayne Laugesen via Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown USAR (Ret.)
    Boulder, CO -(Ammoland.com)- You shall not kill. As a Catholic altar boy and student at St. Judes School near Boston, Jack Coughlin learned the Fifth Commandment early in life. As a Marine Corps sniper and devout pro-life Catholic, Coughlin killed for a living. From rooftops, hillsides and shelled-out buildings, he focused the crosshairs on distant individuals, squeezed the trigger and ended their lives. By the time he retired, Coughlin had accumulated 60 confirmed kills in Somalia, Iraq and other foreign battlefields he will not identify. Coughlin, author of the autobiography Shooter ( tiny.cc/40gh1x ) , has little trouble...
  • Documents: Marine on Capitol grounds had 2 loaded guns, 114 live rounds

    08/05/2015 9:22:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 64 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | Hannah Hess
    The Marine Corps congressional fellow arrested Tuesday on Capitol grounds was carrying two loaded guns, 114 rounds of live ammunition, a military ballistic vest and two knives in his car, court documents state. Gunnery Sgt. Peter James Boby pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three misdemeanor charges in D.C. Superior Court. His wrists and ankles were shackled during the brief arraignment. Boby, who wore a plaid shirt and jeans, was released from custody on his personal recognizance. He told CQ Roll Call he had no comment on the case. Court documents state that Boby approached a Capitol Police barricade on C...
  • Disney's Bambi was a U.S. Marine!

    08/03/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/3/2015 | Danielle Breteau
    Donnie Dunagan became the youngest-ever US Marine Corps drill instructor in 1952 and consequently completed three tours in the Vietnam where he received, in his words, holes that god did not give me. What most people do not know is, among his three purple hearts and Bronze Star history, Dunagan is the famous voice of Bambi; the nasally little fawn on shaky legs that we all know, hold dear and often make reference to when referring to innocence on a grand scale. Dunagan held this secret closely during his tenure as a tough and seasoned drill sergeant, but has always...
  • Marines Ditch the M-16, What?

    07/29/2015 6:40:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 102 replies
    Marine Corps Times ^ | 7/29/2015 | James K Sanborn
    Marine leaders have made the momentous recommendation to ditch the iconic M16 in favor of the M4 carbine as the new universal weapon for infantrymen. The recommendation to swap the venerated rifle that has served as the grunts primary implement of war since Vietnam now sits on the commandants desk, pending his final review and a decision. But, the swap appears imminent and if approved will relegate the M16 to a support role. It follows a similar shift already underway in the Army. With the endorsement of several major commands already supporting the switch including Marine Corps Combat Development...
  • Pentagon signals move to arm more troops at recruiting stations

    07/31/2015 7:13:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 30, 2015 | JAMES ROSEN
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his top commanders the green light to allow more troops to carry weapons at U.S. bases, with a focus on recruiting stations, Reserve centers and other softer military targets. Carters actions came two weeks after a Kuwaiti-born gunman killed four Marines and a sailor before police slayed him at the Navy reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn. The tragic shooting on July 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, illustrates the continuing threat to DOD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by homegrown violent extremists, Carter wrote in a memo released Thursday by the Pentagon. In the memo,...
  • The Coming (And Hilarious) Democrat Implosion

    07/27/2015 1:51:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Republicans fear a repeat of 1992, with a squishy Bush at the head of the ticket watching helplessly as some populist businessman/novelty act hands the election to a Clinton. But Democrats should fear the far more likely repeat of 1968. Ah, the 1968 convention just thinking of it brings a smile to the face of every normal American. Lets start with hordes of Chicago cops kicking the psychedelia out of dirty hippies. Footage of all-American flatfoots clocking VC-flag waving pinkos with nightsticks is more erotic than a hundred Fifty Shades books. Just thinking about it makes me want to...
  • White Slaves Pirate Gold

    09/20/2004 11:00:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 1,115+ views
    I watched this cable channel program yesterday. Somehow I do not recall my history teachers, teaching about the Muslim hatred for Chistians. But then again I went to public schools. "The hundred and nine men, women and children abducted by Murat Reis were at sea for nearly forty days. GERALD OBRIAN "They left Baltimore 4pm on June 20th 1631 and they arrived in Algiers on July 28th 1631, and as far as we know, everybody survived the crossing." Some would wish they were no longer alive. For them the harbour entrance of Sale was the gate to a world of...
  • Marines Epic Response to Not Wearing His Uniform for His Own Protection

    07/25/2015 7:09:05 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 47 replies
    Washington Standard ^ | July 25, 2015
    Just a few days ago, the Obama Pentagon refused to acknowledge the rights of its military members to arm themselves at recruitment offices. Instead, they told them the same thing troops were told in Europe back in November: Don’t wear your uniforms and “close the blinds” for their own protection. However, one Marine had an epic response to the ridiculous recommendations and, no doubt, it will go viral. John McCall is a motor transportation operator in the United States Marine Corps. He has been serving since October of 2009, as well as being the Director of Marketing for Visalus Sciences...
  • Disarmed military personnel are sitting ducks for terror attacks

    07/23/2015 10:02:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In the wake of the Chattanooga shootings, in which five unnamed U.S. servicemen were murdered by a self-radicalized jihadist, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno suggested that allowing soldiers on base or at recruiting centers could cause more problems than it solves. With all due respect to his service and status, this is nonsense.
  • 70 lawmakers call on DoD to lift ban on personal firearms on bases

    07/23/2015 9:17:07 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 13 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 7/23/15 | Chris Eger
    Capitol Hill Republicans are demanding Secretary of Defense Ash Carter make changes to the policy of prohibiting personal firearms on Department of Defense property. U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., penned a letter signed by 67 other members of the House as well as Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. and Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark. Wednesday to Carter calling for the change in light of the attack in Chattanooga last week that left five service members dead. The American people want to know what we are doing to give their sons and daughters the highest probability that they can go to work in...
  • Marines SACRIFICED THEMSELVES to save the lives of others in Chattanooga jihad massacre

    07/23/2015 8:01:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | July 22, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Anyone who doesnt weep reading this has no heart. Marines SACRIFICED THEMSELVES to save the lives of others in jihad shooting. Obama sacrifices American lives to protect Islam. Some of the Marines who died at the hands of the Muslim Jihadi terrorist willingly put themselves in the line of fire to save the others and this new revelation of their heroism must be told. Hopefully more details will come out in the near future: NEW YORK TIMES Some of the Marines who were shot to death last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., effectively sacrificed themselves to save the lives...
  • These Marines Lost Legs in Afghanistan and Now Hunt Child Predators

    07/22/2015 8:14:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Military.com ^ | Richard Sisk | Jul 16, 2015
    The fist bump was their thing in Afghanistan, where both Marines lost legs in the same attack, and the fist bump is still their thing in the hunt for child predators under a special law enforcement program to train and hire medically retired veterans. Cpl. Justin Gaertner and Sgt. Gabriel Martinez in their dress blues bumped fists at an event earlier this year in Florida, just as they bumped fists while recovering from their wounds. Gaertner, 26, of Tampa, Fla., has been partnered for the last two years with retired Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Nathan Cruz, 42, executing the...
  • Chattanooga Attack Shows Tennessee Needs more Armed Defenders

    07/22/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    During the attack on the recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the attacker chose "gun free" or "disarmed victim zones" for his targets. He did not enter the firs zone, he fired from outside of it. He did not hit any innocents at this target, then went to a secondary target, also a disarmed victim zone, at the Navy Operations Support Center, a few miles away. There he killed four marines, wounded another and a police officer before he was stopped. He fired at the first target for at least 20 - 30 seconds, perhaps as much as a minute,...
  • Navy officer, Marine reportedly returned fire at Chattanooga gunman

    07/22/2015 6:59:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 22, 2015
    Navy officer, Marine reportedly returned fire at Chattanooga gunman Published July 22, 2015FoxNews.com A Navy officer and one of the Marines murdered in last week's attack on a military center in Chattanooga fired their personal weapons at the gunman, according to a report published Wednesday. The Navy Times, citing multiple military officials familiar with internal reports on the tragedy, reported that Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, the commanding officer at the Navy Operational Support Center, fired his sidearm at Mohammed Abdulazeez during Thursday's attack. The paper, citing a Navy official, also reported that one of the four Marines killed in the...
  • 5 More Casualties In Jihad War On America

    07/21/2015 6:40:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    WND.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The jihad is here, and every American is a target. Four Marines and a Navy petty officer were shot dead in cold blood and one police officer was wounded last Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The murderer, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, was not on any watch lists or any terror suspect lists. He was born in Kuwait, which brings us back to our disastrous immigration policies.
  • Pamela Geller, WND Column: The jihad is here, and every American is a target.

    07/21/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | July 21, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Four Marines and a Navy petty officer were shot dead in cold blood and one police officer was wounded last Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The murderer, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, was not on any watch lists or any terror suspect lists.
  • These Marines Lost Their Legs, Now They Hunt Child Predators

    07/19/2015 1:20:28 PM PDT · by gidget7 · 11 replies
    theferalistpapers.org ^ | Keith Farrell
    A group of injured American servicemen are teaming up to track down child predators and rescue their victims. The ICE/HERO program not only has a noble aim, it is allowing injured veterans to make use of their skills to aid our most vulnerable. Meet Cpl. Justin Gaertner and Sgt. Gabriel Martinez. Both men were Marines who lost their legs during the same attack while serving in Afghanistan. Now they are partnered together conducting computer forensics needed to track down sex traffickers. The program, which was originally limited to only US Special Operations Command veterans is now open to all medically...
  • Tomi's Red, White, Blue & Unfiltered Final Thoughts the Slaughter of 4 Marines by Another

    07/19/2015 5:24:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/18/15 | On Point with Tomi Lahren
    Radical Islamists, have brought the fight right here to the Red, White and Blue and it's about time we bring it to them. Full force. Let's show them what the U.S. of A looks like up close and personal. Show 'em what a B1 bomber looks like flying overhead. Show 'em what they're messing with. Put the fear of OUR God in their desert. Because clearly our lack of strategy isn't working..
  • Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor

    07/19/2015 4:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Lubbockonline.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Donald R. May
    Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor Submitted by Donald R. May on July 19, 2015 - 1:55am Barack Hussein Obama does not seem to be in mourning for the four Marines and one Sailor killed in Chattanooga by the Islamic Terrorist. Many flags across our nation are flying at half-staff, but not by order of President Obama. He did not order flags at the White House and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. Obama did make the effort to light the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling...
  • Remembering The Heroes Killed in Chattanooga

    07/18/2015 3:10:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    The identities of all four US Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday have been released. On Friday, the Marine Corps issued a statement: It is with deep regret and heartfelt sorrow that the Marine Corps can officially confirm that the following Marines were killed on July 16, 2015, at the combined Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee: Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan (USMC) of Hampden, Massachusetts Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt (USMC) of Burke, North Carolina Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist (USMC) of Polk, Wisconsin Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells (USMCR) of Cobb, Georgia Among the fallen...
  • Marine Corps special operators returning for New Orleans training

    07/18/2015 7:58:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/17/15 | Paul Purpura, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The last time Marine Corps special operators trained in New Orleans, military helicopters appeared suddenly in the night, dropping troops onto an Algiers building for a mock raid as thousands of people watched Endymion roll on Canal Street. The Marines are coming back for more. A 10-day exercise begins Saturday (July 18), in the New Orleans area and two sites in Mississippi, a Marine Corps Special Operations Command spokesman said this week in alerting the public.Calling it "realistic military training," the command puts Marines through scenario-based exercises in and near civilian communities "to replicate realistic conditions," Capt. Barry Morris said...
  • Local Marines ensure Arlington Heights veteran was buried in dress blues

    07/18/2015 5:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | July 13, 2015 | Christopher Placek
    Marines give off their own uniforms for a comrade.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vince Maranto entered the Marine Corps during the Korean War in 1951, and for the rest of his life, he lived by the slogan "Once a Marine, always a Marine." And that's the way he wanted to be buried -- in full dress blues. When Maranto died June 30, son Tony remembered his dad's wish, but years removed from the war, Vince Maranto had held onto only his coat. Tony scrambled to assemble pieces of a complete Marine uniform in the days before the funeral, calling around to surplus stores with little...
  • U.S. Marines nearing F-35B combat readiness declaration

    07/18/2015 2:57:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/15 | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps' top aviator flew to an Arizona air base this week as part of a final effort to certify the combat-readiness of an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter jets, their pilots and technicians. Marine Corps officials were due to brief Lieutenant General Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation, on a week-long review which included operational and simulator flights in five core mission areas, an inspection of the maintenance department, and academics for both pilots and technicians. If Davis is satisfied, he will brief Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford, who...
  • Sgt. Sullivan, killed in Chattanooga attack, went to aid fellow Marines when he was fatally shot

    07/18/2015 2:22:31 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 18 replies
    MassLive ^ | 7-17-2015 | Conor Berry
    SPRINGFIELD He was a hero right to the end, according to those who served with Marine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, one of four Marines killed in a deadly attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday, in what some officials are calling an ISIS-inspired attack. Sullivan, a Springfield native raised in East Forest Park, was running to save his wounded colleagues when he, too, was shot. He didn't survive. Known as "Gunny" to his fellow Marines, Sullivan "died a hero yesterday," Marine Sgt. Amanda Vincent told Sullivan's family, who gathered Friday at the Hampden home of his parents, Gerry and Betty...
  • PENTAGON: Recruiting Centers to Remain Unarmed, Unguarded; Recruiters Told to Not Wear Uniforms

    07/17/2015 7:19:52 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 138 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-17-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno said on Friday he has no plans to arm recruiters or add security patrols to military recruitment centers in the wake of the Islamist terror attacks on unarmed, unguarded military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Odierno basically said he doesn’t trust his troops to handle their weapons properly.Also on Friday, the Marine Corps ordered recruiters to not wear their uniforms at work for ‘force protection.’Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, one four Marines killed in Islamist terror attack in Chattanooga, Thursday, July 16, 2015. Photo: Screen grab.Odierno made his comments at a breakfast...
  • Flags on I-77 honor fallen Chattanooga Marines

    07/17/2015 5:54:08 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 30 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | 07/17/15 | Rock Hill Herald
    I am standing across the street waving the tallest Marine Corps flag you see. We did this to bring honor to the fallen Marines from their murder yesterday in Chattanooga.
  • WHOA: Music Legend Comes Down HARD on Obama for Chattanooga Shooting

    07/17/2015 7:05:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | Allen B.West
    In the wake of yesterdays terrorist attack that killed four unarmed Marines at military facility, a ever-louder chorus of voices is demanding important and immediate changes to prevent this type of attack from happening yet again. The most tangible change, of course, is getting rid of the policy that keeps our troops unarmed on their home base. But theres another culprit of a more insidious nature thats increasingly being called out: the environment of political correctness that so many on the left, including our president, seem to put above all else including common sense and lives. Today, music legend...
  • What Could Be the Motive for the Chattanooga Shooting? Duh!

    07/17/2015 4:58:59 PM PDT · by brianhumeck · 17 replies
    Zacchaeus Zombro Speaks ^ | 7/17/2015 | Zacchaeus Zombro
    Occams razor other things being equal, simpler explanations are generally better than more complex ones Almost 24 hours after the killing of four U.S. Marines, I looked at some news sources and found out a motive is still being serached for. For goodness sakes, this isnt Indiana Jones looking for the Ark of the Covenant or my keys when Im in a hurry to take my son to his little league game. Its a motive for the Chattanooga shooting for crying out loud ..by a Muslim man named Muhammad. He killed military personel where he knew there would be...
  • What Motivated This Average American? (Long Article)

    07/17/2015 1:25:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Greetings, my friends, and welcome to Open Line Twilight Zone. Great to have you here. Yep. It was just an average American teenager walking along the street, Tennessee, Mahmoud Youssuf Abdulazeez al-Sahib Skyhook. Just your average American teenager, had a gun he shouldn't have had, and you know what happened. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Yeah, we have no idea why. The media's pulling its hair out trying to figure why in the world would this average, ordinary blend-in-with-the-crowd, never-stop-him-in-a-lineup American teenager, Mohammed Youssuf Abdulazeez, what in the world could have...
  • Liberalism Explained in One Photo

    07/17/2015 12:53:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I know the Dittocam is not on yet. The reason it isn't is because I have zoomed in real tight 'cause I want to show you something, and admittedly it's gonna be very hard to see so I'm gonna have to tell you that we'll have the actual photo of what I'm gonna show you here on the Dittocam up at RushLimbaugh.com. What it is: Liberalism perfectly illustrated in one picture. Are you ready? Again, for those of you listening on the radio without access to Rush 24/7 or our website and the Dittocam, endure with us here. I'll...
  • Army Boss: Letting Soldiers Defend Themselves from Terrorists "Causes More Problems Than it Solves"

    07/17/2015 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 76 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 17, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ladies and gentlemen, the modern military where our best weapons is tolerance, our strength is diversity and gun control is the answer to fighting terrorists. The Tennessean reports that Abdulazeez pulled in front of a recruiting location, shared by various military branches, and shot holes through the doors and glass [of] the Air Force, Navy and Marine offices. He allegedly did this while sitting in his car. Ironically, one of the earliest post-attack photos of the recruiting center shows shattered glass and bullet holes by the very sign that designated the office a gun free zone. But don't get...
  • Chattanooga shooting: Springfield native Thomas Sullivan among Marines killed

    07/17/2015 9:32:36 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 7/17/15 | Conor Berry
    He grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, survived two tours of duty in Iraq, and earned a Purple Heart. But, according to his family, he died in a domestic terrorist attack on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the hands of a madman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who shot up a military base, killing four Marines and wounding three others. His name is Thomas J. Sullivan, 40, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, one of three kids of Jerry and Betty Sullivan. He grew up in the East Forest Park section of Springfield, graduated Cathedral High School and went on to serve...
  • Convoy carrying slain Chattanooga Marines travels through Tri-Cities

    07/17/2015 9:07:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | July 17, 2015
    SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) A Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesperson confirmed Friday morning that troopers were part of a multiple vehicle escort Friday carrying the bodies of Marines killed in Thursdays shooting in Chattanooga. THP Lt. Bill Miller said troopers were escorting the bodies of those killed up Interstate 81 to the Virginia state line, where Virginia State Police troopers were then set to take over the escort.
  • Chattanooga gunman's motive a mystery

    07/17/2015 8:59:11 AM PDT · by rey · 57 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 17 July 2015
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Counterterrorism investigators are trying to figure out why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man who by many accounts seemingly lived a typical life in suburban America attacked two military facilities in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tennessee, had not been on the radar of federal authorities until the bloodshed and authorities said they were still searching for a motive. Abdulazeez was killed by police. Federal authorities were looking into the possibility it was an act of terrorism, but say there is no evidence yet that anyone else was involved or that...
  • Chattanooga gunman's motive remains a mystery, authorities say

    07/17/2015 8:05:02 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/17/2015 | Michael Muskal
    As neighbors and friends tried to understand why a lone gunman launched two brazen attacks on military sites that left four Marines dead, investigators searched for terrorist ties but so far had found none, authorities said. Knoxville FBI Special Agent in Charge Ed Reinhold told a late-night news conference that authorities had no leads linking the gunman to international terrorist organizations. There is no indication at this point that anyone else was involved, he said late Thursday.
  • Purple Heart recipient and 21-year-old just out of boot camp identified (Shorten)

    07/17/2015 7:46:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | July 17, 2015 | Ashley Collman,Wills Robinson,AP,Reuters
    Two of the Marines killed in the Thursday shooting at a Naval Reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee have been identified as 40-year-old Thomas J Sullivan and 21-year-old Skip Wells.
  • Gunman begins to go to mosque, grow beard, become more devout...and then kills?

    07/17/2015 5:05:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies
    17 July 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    It is reported that the gunman, Muhammad Abdulazeez, was becoming more devout and beginning to attend the mosque regularly and grow his beard, etc. and...then...he goes and attacks two facilities and kills four U.S. Marines? What are we failing to see here? So many have called for deportation of muslims and their mosques being torn down and have been loudly criticized for saying so. However, it appears that U.S. Islam is indeed becoming more and more radicalized and we face domestic attacks by those who follow this religion. How many more have to die before the government decides it is...
  • Read Chattanooga Shooters Blog (Motivated by Islam)

    07/16/2015 5:33:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Daily beast ^ | 7/16/2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The killer of four U.S. Marines in Chattanooga maintained a short-lived blog that hinted at his religious inner life. Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez's blog had only two posts, both published July 13 and written in a popular style of Islamic religious reasoning. The first post was entitled "A Prison Called Dunya," referring to the temporal world. In it, Abdulazeez uses the hypothetical example of a prisoner who is told he would be given a test that would either take him out of his earthly prisonor send him into a more restrictive environment. "I would imagine that any sane person would devote...
  • Ramadan in Chattanooga: Four Marines Dead in Jihad Attack

    07/16/2015 4:26:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 16, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    More Ramadan ritual slaughter: four Marines were shot dead in cold blood Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and one police officer was wounded. The war is here. Any attack on a U.S. soldier is an attack on us. The Islamic State has called for attacks on military personnel in the US. An Islamic State supporter tweeted out Chattanooga just as the shootings were beginning. Clearly this was an Islamic State attack. Two military sites were attacked Thursday by an Islamic jihadi. The shooting attack began on the U.S. Naval Recruiting Center on Lee Highway in Chattanooga, and ended at the U.S....
  • CHATTANOOGA SHOOTING: 4 MARINES KILLED in GUN FREE ZONE (Video)

    07/16/2015 1:45:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Four Marines were killed today in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Marines were shot in a gun free zone. Four Marines killed inside a military office.
  • Chattanooga shooting: all four Marines have died

    07/16/2015 11:19:34 AM PDT · by pabianice · 86 replies
    Fox News | 7/16/15
    That's all so far. Maybe military in the US will now be allowed to carry firearms.
  • Four servicemen killed and one critical after gunman opens fire with 'high-powered rifle'..

    07/16/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 289 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ashley Collman - DM
    Sources say four military members were killed and a cop injured after a gunman opened fire on recruitment offices in Chattanooga, TennesseeShots rang out at military recruitment offices in a strip mall on Lee Highway just before 11amActive shooting situation then moved several miles north to a U.S. Naval Reserve Center near the Chattanooga State Community College campusJust before 1:30pm, the Chattanooga police tweeted that the active shooter situation was overMultiple local stations are reporting that the shooter is dead Four military members were killed this morning and at least one police officer injured, when a gunman opened fire...
  • DISARMING AMERICA: How Obama and Democrats are sabotaging our military from within.

    07/16/2015 7:49:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/15/2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    A devastatingreportby the Heritage Foundation reveals yet another arena where the Obama administration, with the blessings of the Democrat Party, is fundamentally transforming the United States of America. "The U.S. military may be weaker than you think, the report states. "All but one branch of Americas military and nuclear forces are currently operating at marginal' strength levels. The Heritage Foundations conclusions are strikingly at odds with the2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, which maintains the U.S. can still fight two major conflicts simultaneously. Yet that same report highlights the reality that beginning in FY2012 the Department of Defense began absorbing the "significant...