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  • Pentagon's Top Enlisted Advisor: We'll Beat ISIS To Death With Our Shovels

    01/16/2018 7:24:23 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 22 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 01-16-2018 | Tim Brown
    The Pentagon’s top enlisted officer issued a threat Tuesday to the jihadis of the Islamic State that unless they surrender, they'll be beaten to death with Army shovels. The threat comes following a statement on January 1 from The ‎Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, in which they claimed that the Islamic State has lost 98 percent of its territory in Iraq and Syria.Army Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, who is the senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, took to Facebook and posted his threat. Using the hashtags #ISIS_SurrenderOrDie, #SEAC3, #DefeatDaesh, Troxell wrote, "ISIS needs...
  • Why at 6:00 am on THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 were you asking #miuslimBrotherhood (trunc)

    01/15/2018 8:45:15 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 15, 2018 | Michael Sheridan
    Why at 6:00 am on THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 were you asking #miuslimBrotherhood sympathizer #HumaAbedin for A COPY OF A MOVIE? Click the link here.
  • GPS Declassified - audio version

    The audio version of my book, GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones, was just released.
  • Army Command Sergeant Major to ISIS We will beat you to death with shovels

    01/11/2018 7:54:12 PM PST · by pboyington · 24 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Finally, a real warrior has emerged from the morass of leftist jellyfish trolling through the hallways of the Pentagon. Finally, a real warrior has come forward to speak the truth war is hell and the US military is currently in the process of sending as many ISIS fighters to the gates of Hades where they belong. The news exploded today with the story of the armys senior enlisted man, Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell (you cant make this stuff up) who stated on Tuesday in a Facebook post: ISIS needs to understand that the Joint Force is on...
  • Vladimir Putin to Use 2018 World Cup to Score His Own Goals

    01/09/2018 11:08:06 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 5 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | 9 January 2018
    The eyes of the world are locked on Russia as it gears up to host the most widely viewed sporting event of the year: the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This prestigious event gives President Vladimir Putin an opportunity to score some goals of his own, both with Russians and in the world arena. It is an opportunity that Moscow has used on several occasions to great effect. RUSSIA'S VIEW OF SPORTS DRAMATICALLY SHIFTS In the early years of the Soviet Union, Communists viewed Western-style competitive sports as a tool of capitalism—exploitative, corrupt and bourgeois. The Soviets renounced events like the...
  • In the Army, the PC Madness Keeps Rolling Along

    01/08/2018 9:16:29 PM PST · by pboyington · 39 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 8, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    General Mattis, this is US Defense Watch; radio check, over Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh General Mattis is starting to look like Hermann Goering promising the besieged Sixth Army at Stalingrad that everything is A-OK the airdrops will be coming with ammunition and food and medical supplies for everyone. Just hang on boys Dont worry about those Russians surrounding you. Youve got the Romanians on your flank! The US military is starting to resemble the doomed Sixth Army surrounded by Marxists and under constant attack with limited options, knowing the inevitable is coming; the inevitable defined as the Hour of the Total...
  • Glocks new G19X "Crossover" pistol

    01/05/2018 5:38:31 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/5/2018 | J Hines
    Glock introduces military inspired pistol that is a do it all handgun, the G19X blends a full-sized frame with a compact slide and inherits all of the Gen 5 features. This G19X incorporates a G19 slide with a modified Glock17 frame and utilizes a G19-length dust cover. Standard Gen 5 features are carried over which includes: a grip devoid of finger groovesambi slide stopsa Glock Marksman Barrel with a new rifling and crown designdehorned nose profile on the slideflared mag well "Developed for the military in mind this is a practical EDC pistol that you can rely on anytime and...
  • Khemeymim under attack: why did the Russian airbase in Syria comes under fire

    01/04/2018 11:56:57 PM PST · by NorseViking · 14 replies
    The Ministry of Defense confirmed that the Russian airbase Khemeymim in Syria before the New Year was subjected to mortar shelling. The saboteurs attacked from the de-escalation zone, and the air defense system could not protect the airmen. Mortar shelling On Thursday, January 4, the Ministry of Defense reported the death of two Russian servicemen during the shelling of the military base of Khmeimim near the New Year. "December 31, 2017 with the onset of the dark time, the airfield Khmeimim was subjected to a sudden mortar shelling of the mobile subversive group of militants. As a result of the...
  • The weapon behind attack on the Russian airbase in Syria identified.

    01/04/2018 11:15:58 PM PST · by NorseViking · 6 replies
    The Russian airbase in Syrian Khmeimim was fired upon with the 82-millimeter automatic mortar Vasilek. About this, referring to the opinion of military experts, writes "Bulletin of Mordovia". Among its advantages is a light weight (just over 630 kilograms), which allows placing the gun, for example, in a camper van and high rate of fire (up to 120 rounds per minute). The edition specifies, that "Vasilek" is charged by cassettes and fire in bursts. One detonated ammunition can disintegrate into 600 fragments. "It should be noted that mines of a caliber of 82 millimeters are practically impossible to intercept by...
  • New Years Aboard The USS Reagan

    01/04/2018 10:46:14 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 5 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 010118 | Ken Abbate
    YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 01, 2017) Fireworks explode over the skyline behind the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), for New Year's Day. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate)
  • Glock Modifications by Spec Ops

    01/04/2018 10:29:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/4/2018 | J Hines
    Since Glock is a very popular handgun for law enforcement and gun hobbyist. These retired U.S. special ops have looked at and pushed the envelope on what it can do with a little modifications. Larry Vicker of Vickers Tactical and company talking over some mods with the Glocks. Here's a quick view of Glock mods from the 3 retired spec ops: Glock19 Tritium Sights front sight, textured surface, Crimson Trace laserGlock17 Gen4 Ameriglow Hackathorn sights, AmeriGlow Hackathorn Sights, Guardian Triggers The main thing that everyone agreed to modify was the plastic sights, anything with night sights is a...
  • [Draft] Open Letter to Debbie Lee [Americas Mighty Warriors]

    01/04/2018 2:43:01 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 14 replies
    Americas Mighty Warriors ^ | Oz - Open letter (Not published yet)
    [Draft open letter in response to Debbies advocacy for and leadership of Helping Heros Heal] Momma Lee, this open letter is intended to support your efforts and thank you publicly for all you do for us This topic has become a rapidly increasingly growing passion of mine for the past 10+ years. More so in the last 5 or so years. As one who battles depression, sleep disorder, headaches (which prior to our conversation yesterday I attributed to caffeine/Dr. Pepper addiction) PTSD (or whatever the latest terminology is. When I accidentally called you yesterday because your cellphone number was mislabeled...
  • Problems the Pentagon Must Fix in 2018

    01/02/2018 9:09:22 PM PST · by pboyington · 5 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    In the last year, the Pentagon did an excellent job prosecuting the war against ISIS in the Middle East. Its amazing what the military can do when it actually drops the bombs, strafes the targets and double taps the bad guys in the night. Its amazing what the military can do when its not taking orders from liberal morons like Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes. In 2018, the army must continue to rebuild its nearly non-existent armored and mechanized capabilities which were eviscerated during the last 15 years, while the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan raged and continue to in...
  • Flying carriers

    01/01/2018 11:08:34 AM PST · by pickrell · 9 replies
    Self | 01-Jan-2018 | Ron Pickrell
    The navy times has published, apparently, that DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is now moving forward with a flying aircraft carrier. Before you scoff, they aren't talking about putting wings on a nuclear carrier. They will be using a long loiter time C-130 as a carrier for drones, recon and armed. What the oldtimers here know, of course, is that these will not be the first Navy flying aircraft carriers. In fact it was way back in the early 1930's, when the USS Akron and the USS Macon, 2 of what might have become a long class of...
  • Veteran Owned Gun Shop Needs Your Help Thieves Break In & Steal More Than 30 Guns!

    01/01/2018 7:01:27 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 54 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 01-01-2018 | Tim Brown
    On Christmas morning, instead of remembering the One who came to save sinners from sin, three thugs decided to engage in the sin and crime of stealing from a veteran-owned gun store. A criminal threesome broke into veteran-owned Double Tap Tactical early Christmas morning and proceeded to smash glass topsto steal 30 guns in under a minute. They were captured on surveillance video and their pictures were posted to Double Tap Tactical's website in hopes that there will be someone who can identify these criminals. The guns were valued at over $20,000. Fox 17 reports: The thieves got away...
  • "Not for themselves but for their country"

    12/29/2017 4:21:53 PM PST · by Textide · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 10, 1988 | Richard Halloran
    MORE than anything else, the battlefield at Antietam, site of the bloodiest day in the nation's wartime history, is a monument to the American private soldier who stands in the rear rank on parade but in the front rank on attack. Here, on Sept. 16, 1862, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, commanding the Union's Army of the Potomac, stood in a grassy field atop a hill overlooking the shallow valley of Antietam Creek and watched Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia move into position on the opposite ridge. Then the Union general went back to his headquarters in...
  • Battalion "Turan" - Blackwater of Russia

    12/28/2017 9:22:28 AM PST · by NorseViking · 3 replies
    Vatan ^ | Liker Akgundor
    The soldiers of the "Turan" battalion, consisting of representatives of the Turkic peoples living in Central Asia, were sealed in Syria. The mercenary battalion "Turan" is likened to Blackwater forces, which the US uses in Afghanistan and Iraq. Members of the "Turan" battalion, whose ranks are reported to include specially trained troops sent by Russia to Syria, were seen in Deir ez Zor in the north of the country. The battalion, which we know little about, and even in the Russian media, it is called "mysterious", for the most part consists of Kazakhs, Sakas, Yakuts, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tajiks, Azerbaijanis, Turkmens....
  • Russia Dominating Mideast and Mediterranean

    12/28/2017 7:33:33 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 25 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | 28 Dec 2017
    [VIDEO] ussian President Vladimir Putin has recently submitted an agreement to the Russian State Duma, saying that Moscow will build a full-fledged naval base in Syria. This base will be in Syrias Mediterranean coastal city of Tartus and is expected to greatly strengthen the operational capabilities of Russias Mediterranean fleet and to boost Russias ability to project power in the Middle East.
  • Did General Mattis Gift Us Confirmation of Q?

    12/25/2017 11:50:07 AM PST · by reasonisfaith · 339 replies
    youtube | December 2017 | youtube reporter
    The anonymous poster Q first posted this: And then Secretary of Defense tweeted this:
  • Falling Prices: Cheap AR15 Clone: $375 Del-ton Echo, $8 Shipping

    12/25/2017 5:46:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I have believed that Modern Sporting Rifles would hit an oversupply after the election of President Donald Trump, for some time. Price cuts and sales were a near certainty. I have no knowledge of DEL-TON products. They claim "Mil-Spec" for at least some of the parts. $375 with $8 shipping is very reasonable. Here is the link to the sale site. Minimum wage in the U.S. is now $7.25 per hour, $6.71 after 7.65% is taken out for federal Social Security and Medicare. At that rate, an AR-15 clone is available for 57 hours worth of work at the...