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  • Treasury Says Billions Paid to Iran Not Used to Fund Terrorists [semi-satire]

    09/24/2016 1:46:23 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | John Semmens
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told the House Financial Services Committee that "we have no evidence that the billions of dollars we have released to Iran in the past year have been used to fund terrorism. In fact, the government of Iran has assured us, in no uncertain terms, that not one dollar has been used to directly finance any terrorist group." Lew admitted that "we have no real way of knowing. We didn't record the serial numbers of any of the bills we handed over" as "this would not have shown good faith. Friendship is built upon a certain measure...
  • Chemical attack in Iraq

    09/24/2016 8:24:08 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | September 24, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week, ISIS launched a mustard gas rocket against U.S. forces in an unpopulated area near the Qayyara West base in Iraq. The U.S. military is in the region preparing an airfield ahead of Iraq's offensive to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State. The rocked carrying the chemical agent landed within hundreds of meters. The poor condition of the warhead posed no threat to personnel in the area. The U.S. military is testing fragments and a small sample of a suspicious "tar-like, black, oily" substance from the scene. The first examination initially tested positive for mustard gas but...
  • Post Warns Trump Election "Blows Chance for Confronting Russia" [semi-satire]

    09/23/2016 5:28:41 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | John Semmens
    Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, issued a stern warning to voters that "the election of Donald Trump would risk undermining our opportunity to blunt Russian imperialism in Syria. The United States is far stronger than Putin's Russia. We must not let them succeed." "In contrast," the Diehl pointed out, "Secretary Clinton understands the importance of maintaining a balance of power between the Assad regime and the Islamic State in the region and can be counted on to reject Putin's plea that the United States and Russia forge a common front against Islamic terrorism." Trump campaign...
  • ISIS Builds Wall Of Oil Tankers To Stand Against Iraqi/US Forces

    09/22/2016 8:28:01 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 22-09-2016 | Irina
    The Islamic State is digging a moat around its biggest stronghold in Iraq, Mosul, in preparation for an expected attack from the Iraqi army and its U.S. partners, and is using oil tankers to construct a wall around the city, which it would set on fire if the Iraqi army gets too close, according to Mosul residents. The organization is also digging tunnels underneath the city as a means of stopping the army’s advance, shutting down some neighborhoods, and setting bombs. The attack on the city, which ISIS captured two years ago, is planned for next month. It would mark...
  • VANITY: Trump wants input

    09/21/2016 5:46:29 PM PDT · by bushwon · 89 replies
    My phone ^ | 09/21/2016 | bushwon
    Mr. Trump texted the following message: I need YOUR input today. Only 5 days until I debate Hillary on the stage. What do you want me to fight? Tap and to let me know. Not sure what will happen when I tap to provide input~it may simply be a fundraiser. However, I thought I might cull some interesting bullet points from Freeper Trump supporters :)
  • Islamic State Crows As Russia And America Trade Blows

    09/21/2016 4:26:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/16 | David Singer
    Wake up Russia and America Islamic State combatants were no doubt jumping with joy following botched airstrikes against them by American, Australian and British warplanes in Syria that accidentally killed at least 60 Syrian soldiers and wounded more than 100. The 15-member United Nations (UN) Security Council met on 17 September after Russia demanded an emergency session to discuss the American-led airstrike fiasco. The U.S. ambassador to the UN - Samantha Power - chastised Russia for the move:
  • KS: Unarmed Samaritan shot; Armed Samaritan Shoots Attacker

    09/21/2016 5:42:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A story out of Kansas is lighting up the Internets.  Video of the scene shortly after the shooting was captured by Wendy Russel Macrorie.  She posted it on Facebook, and it has also been posted on YouTube.  World Net Daily gives a synopsis of what happened.  From wnd.com: Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head while she was putting her child into a car seat after leaving Walmart in Shawnee, Kansas, on Sunday.A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after...
  • My son is headed to USAF basic! Future C-17 loadmaster.

    09/20/2016 3:15:38 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 63 replies
    Vanity | 20 Sep 2016 | Vanity
    My only son is off to basic training for the Air Force. Adam is his name. He joined the 401st Reserve Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston in SC late in his senior year in High School when he was only 17yo. He managed to get a loadmaster position on the C-17. He graduated high school with a life scholarship to any in state SC school. But he wanted to serve his country and pay his own way through school. He is a scratch golfer. He recently soloed a multi engine airplane. Loves to hunt and fish. He's a fine...
  • Swedish Military Told to Look Out for Foreign Spies

    09/20/2016 2:49:27 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Sweden's military has urged staff to stay alert as more and more incidents that could be linked to suspected espionage are emerging across the country, report Swedish media.
  • China to Obama: America Forced Norks to get Nukes and Must Negotiate a Deal

    09/20/2016 2:25:52 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 20, 2016 | Dan Miller
    In an article titled North Korean Nukes, South Korea, Japan, China and Obama, posted the day after North Korea's most recent nuke test, September 9th, I contended that China would not honor Obama's request to make North Korea stop developing and testing nukes. China has remained a faithful ally of North Korea since the end stage of the Korean Conflict and "sees Obama, not as the representative of the world’s greatest power, but as a joke. He has no clout internationally and is a national embarrassment."  NB: I had hoped to publish this article more than a week ago, but my...
  • The US Navy is heading to the bottom of the sea

    09/18/2016 8:14:45 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 18, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been another stellar couple of weeks for what used to be the world’s greatest navy, but now is nothing more than a continual Carnival Cruise with weapons, all courtesy of Barack Obama, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus and the pusillanimous doormen who call themselves the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Over a week ago, it was reported that a female sailor, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, delivered a 7-pound baby girl. According to the Navy, the woman had no idea she was pregnant. Uh huh… If the concept of delivering babies aboard US ships of war isn’t...
  • Déjà vu: Obama’s micromanagement of airstrikes

    09/17/2016 8:19:17 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | September 17, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Obama Administration is micromanaging the air campaign against ISIS. Obama’s designated Rules of Engagement require that our military avoid any civilian casualties whenever possible. In the two-year war, the pentagon has used the most sophisticated and lethal warplanes and drones to kill members of the terrorist group, but the rules of engagement put far too many targets off limits. Less than half of the combat missions over Iraq and Syria drop ordinance while the majority of the aircraft return to base with a full load. Aircrews are only permitted to deploy weapons with the approval of a General in...
  • Now's Your Chance to Buy a Real Humvee From Uncle Sam

    09/17/2016 4:22:41 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    popularmechanics.com ^ | Sept 16, 2016 | Timothy Dahl
    As the military phases out the iconic Humvee, it is left with a surplus of these go-anywhere four-wheel drive vehicles that have been the backbone of the U.S. infantry for more than 30 years. Before this year they've been tough to come by for civilians. But now's your chance to own your own personal Humvee straight from Uncle Sam.
  • Is Colin Powell being advanced as Hillary's replacement?

    09/15/2016 4:08:58 AM PDT · by Fhios · 55 replies
    9/15/2016 | Total Vanity
    Recent news cycles seem to have been a bit positive for Colin Powell. They at least brought him to the forefront of public consciousness. He could be a Hillary replacement and probably the best replacement. Joe Biden -- no Elizabeth Waren -- probably not Kaine promoted -- possibility Bernie Sanders -- Remote possibility Either way, if Hillary has to drop it means civil war within the Democratic party. It's going to take a light touch to consolidate that and Colin Powell might have it and can neutralize much Trumps platform.
  • Tours of Normandy and The Somme

    09/14/2016 9:34:56 AM PDT · by TexasM1A · 31 replies
    9/14/16 | TexasM1A
    I am starting to plan a trip to Normandy and to the battlefields of The Somme. I was wondering if anyone on here has had any experience with any of the many tour companies that in and around Ypres/Paris etc.etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Scott.
  • PA: Drunk Black Man Shoots Police Officer, Found Not Guilty by Reason of Self Defense

    09/14/2016 6:03:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from fox29.com On August 30 of 2015, Darrel Burt shot a police officer.  On September 2nd, 2016, he was found not guilty, by reason of self defense.  He was wounded in the elbow during the incident. He had been held in jail for over a year.   From delcotimes.com: A Norwood man who claimed self-defense in shooting Ridley Park Police Cpl. Marc Hanly last year was found not guilty Friday of nearly all charges. Darrel Burt, 37, was found guilty of recklessly endangering a civilian, Corey Clark, but was acquitted on a dozen other counts that included attempted murder...
  • Trump supporters, protesters confront each other in Baltimore (National Guard convention)

    09/12/2016 2:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 12, 2016 | Tim Prudente
    A man bicycled down Charles Street Monday morning, shouting support for Donald Trump, and pulled up to the crowd of protesters. Shoving broke out and he landed on the street before police walked him back. "See that?" he shouted, referring to the protesters. "See the kind of pigs they are?" It was a moment's confrontation during the tense, but peaceful, rallies and protests outside Trump's appearance Monday at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Peoples Power Assembly had planned to protest outside the venue, where the Republican presidential nominee was scheduled to address the National Guard Association of the United States...
  • New ISIS Commander Was Trained by US [semi-satire]

    09/11/2016 11:36:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Sep 2016 | John Semmens
    It turns out that Gulmurod Khalimov, the new ISIS military commander, was one of the “moderate” terrorists who received training from the US State Department. From 2003-2014 Khalimov participated in five counter-terrorism training courses in the United States and in Tajikistan, through the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security/Anti-Terrorism Assistance program. Department spokeswoman Pooja Jhunjhunwala insisted that Khalimov had “been properly vetted.” The thoroughness of this so-called vetting was called into question by the revelation that he had appeared in a video in which he called Americans pigs and boasted “we will find your towns, we will come to your homes,...
  • White House refuses to OK rescue of American University professors kidnapped by Taliban

    09/10/2016 8:18:56 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Once again U.S. special operations forces attempted to rescue two American University professors kidnapped in Kabul last month. The Mission was unsuccessful because the White House withheld its approval despite Intelligence reports pinpointing the location at which the hostages were being held. The Two professors – one American, the other Australian were kidnapped during the Taliban attack on the American University. Disguised as police, the attackers killed twelve people and likely kidnaped the educators for ransom. After the release of Bergdahl and the ransom payment to Iran, the Taliban or the Haqqani network seized on the opportunity to grab a...
  • F-35 May Never Be Ready for Combat

    09/09/2016 10:10:59 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 61 replies
    CENTER FOR DEFENSE INFORMATION AT POGO ^ | September 9, 2016 | By: Dan Grazier & Mandy Smithberger
    The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive procurement program in Pentagon history. It’s been plagued by schedule delays, gross cost overruns, and a slew of underwhelming performance reviews. Last month the Air Force declared its variant “ready for combat,” and most press reports lauded this as a signal that the program had turned a corner. But a memo issued from the Pentagon’s top testing official, based largely upon the Air Force’s own test data, showed that the Air Force’s declaration was wildly premature. Dr. Michael Gilmore’s latest memorandum is damning. The F-35 program has derailed to the...
  • Trump is Right: the Generals are Rubble

    09/08/2016 7:06:12 PM PDT · by pboyington · 47 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    During last night’s Commander in Chief Forum on the USS Intrepid, Mr. Trump told moderator Matt Lauer, in reference to the War on ISIS, “Well, the generals under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have not been successful,” Trump replied. “I think under the leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble. They have been reduced to a point where it’s embarrassing for our country.” Mr. Trump is certainly correct. The generals have been reduced to rubble. Actually, they have been ground into space dust, for the value that they give to this Republic. Under...
  • Insolent veteran tells Hillary he'd 'have been prosecuted and imprisoned' if he'd done what she did

    09/08/2016 6:40:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    How dare he speak this way to the queen? Someone at NBC really dropped the ball last night. Not only did Trump fare pretty well during the MSNBC Commander-in-Chief Forum, Hillary came away looking really, really, bad. As Dan pointed out earlier, the media is freaking out - falling all over itself in an attempt to prop-up Hillary’s performance. The size of their meltdown, as usual, is inversely proportional to how badly their preferred candidate is doing. The less successful she is, the more they lose it. So it has to drive them nuts that the following question (asked by...
  • Gary Johnson's MSNBC appearance just brought the 'Libertarian moment' to a screeching halt

    09/08/2016 8:48:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "What is a leppo?" I’ve made no secret that I have a lot of sympathy for the strict constructionist leanings of many Libertarians. I would argue, much to the chagrin of social conservatives, that they’re right more often than they wrong. The problem is that they simply can’t get their act together as a party. Part of that is because a good chunk of them are really just closet Democrats trying to legalize weed, and part of it is because they don’t have the organization, money, and media clout to get over the metaphorical hump. This year was thought by...
  • Blood on the Lotus: A history of Christian persecution in Japan

    09/08/2016 5:05:42 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Brian Ball
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVqkUNJYS_E This is the history of persecution during Japan's medieval period during and following the Sengokujedai(Age of the country at war)period and during the Tokagowa shogunate. Also features segments on the Shinabara Christian rebellion, St Francis Xavier and The shoguns of Japan. In additon, an epic recreation of the Shimabara rebellion using Shogun 2 Total war, the battle of the last stand of persecuted Christian Samurai. WARNING! CONTAINS VIOLENT BATTLE SCENES AND SCENES OF CHRISTIANS BEING ASSASSINATED AND TORTURED TO DEATH! VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED! SIGN IN ON YT TO VIEW VIDEO!
  • Blinken: Yeah, Iran's probably going to use some of that cash for terrorism

    09/07/2016 7:29:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/16 | Robert Laurie
    We know how they're spending it because they told us At this point, it’s not that hard to find people willing to admit that Obama’s massive transfer of cash to Iran will probably end up supporting terrorists. It’s really just common sense. They’re a state sponsor of terrorism - the slaughter of innocents designed to instill fear - and we sent them $1.7 Billion. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how that scenario is going to play out. ...It just takes someone slightly smarter than Barack Obama and John Kerry.
  • The Veterans’ Perspective on the Kaepernick Situation & 9/11 Anniversary

    09/07/2016 11:11:50 AM PDT · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 7, 2016 | Elmer Ellsworth
    Yesterday I heard a perspective about Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem that compels me to help explain the Veterans’ Perspective on this issue. The view expressed on the radio was that Kaepernick’s should NOT sit on 9/11 because, while on any other day it is acceptable, to express one’s rights in such a manner on 9/11 it would be highly inappropriate. It is important to point out that this comment was made by a New York radio commentator — so perhaps that explains his perspective’s emphasis on the New York – 9/11 emotional connection. After all, the...
  • Trump: Generals will have 30 days to submit plan for defeating ISIS

    09/07/2016 9:31:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 58 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "Any nation who shares in this goal will be our friend in this conflict." This is not the policy the media likes when you’re running for president, but it’s the only thing any serious president can do. It’s idiotic to stand there on the campaign stump and lay out in detail how you would fight a war. Not only are you giving away your strategy to the enemy, but you also have no idea how to anticipate what might actually happen on the field of battle. So however much you may hear complaints that Trump is “short on specifics” here,...
  • Trump earns endorsement of 88 retired generals, admirals

    09/06/2016 7:35:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 6, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump earned the endorsement of 88 retired generals and admirals in an open letter released Tuesday, as the Republican nominee looks to solidify support in the military community against Hillary Clinton in November. The Republican nominee's campaign unveiled the letter, organized by Major Gen. Sidney Shachnow, a 40-year Army veteran and Holocaust survivor, and Rear Admiral Charles Williams, ahead of a speech on veterans affairs in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Shachnow declared that Trump "has the temperament to commander-in-chief," while Williams called the Republican nominee "more trusted" than Clinton. In the letter, the retired military leaders warned of the "potentially...
  • Hawkish lawmakers call for nuclear submarines to counter N. Korea's missile threats (South Korea)

    09/05/2016 1:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Yonhap
    A group of lawmakers from South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party said Monday the country should consider building a nuclear-powered submarine, amid escalating provocations by Pyongyang. The remark came as North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in waters off its east coast. The South Korean military said the missile flew about 500 kilometers toward Japan, making the longest flight by such a missile launched by the communist country. "South Korea's military should move to deal effectively with North Korea's SLBM threat by deploying a submarine with nuclear propulsion that can better detect and attack North Korean vessels,"...
  • Kerry Says Media Blowing Terrorism Out of Proportion [semi-satire]

    09/05/2016 10:10:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Sep 2016 | John Semmens
    This week, US Secretary of State John Kerry took the media to task for exaggerating the threat of terrorism. "I can't open a newspaper or turn on the TV without having to see some story about suicide bombers or Allahu akbar murderers shooting up a shopping mall," Kerry complained. "Its so repetitive it's tiresome." "It's not as if we're talking about an existential threat to the United States," Kerry contended. "The number of people killed in these attacks is relatively small. Most, I would assume, are covered by insurance as are the businesses damaged by the explosions. Life goes on....
  • Jund al Aqsa uses drone to drop small bomb on Syrian regime forces

    09/03/2016 6:26:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Long War Journal's Threat Matrix ^ | September 2, 2016 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Jund al Aqsa, an al Qaeda front group in Syria, has released a video showing one of its small drones dropping a bomb on Syrian regime forces in Hama province. The unguided bomb doesn’t appear to have been especially effective, but the video is noteworthy because it documents the Sunni jihadis’ further experimentation with explosives. Iran’s chief terrorist proxy, Hezbollah, was reportedly an early adopter of drones for use in its operations. Over the past year, Al Qaeda-linked groups and others have increasingly used commercial drones and similar technology to record their propaganda videos. The Long War Journal has previously...
  • An airman is being considered for the Medal of Honor

    09/03/2016 7:58:33 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | September 3, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Air Force is considering upgrading the valor award won by TSgt. John Chapman from an Air Force Cross to a Medal of Honor. A recent review of a drone surveillance video of a 2002 firefight between a US special ops team and Al Qaeda fighters in the mountains of Afghanistan that killed seven Americans is now a focus of controversy. The newly discovered video shows that a Navy SEAL team left the area because its members believed Chapman to have been killed. The video, however, suggests that Chapman was still alive, that he killed two more insurgents and provided...
  • The Weighty Issue of Body Armor and Women in Combat

    09/02/2016 10:19:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/16 | Michael Fumento
    Putting females into those positions may give some a warm and fuzzy feeling, but it's a recipe for mission failure and the needless deaths of good men and women. And that's far too high a price to pay to make anyone feel good The highly emotional debate over whether women should be allowed in combat positions in the U.S. military is back. The latest firefight was prompted when the only female officer enrolled in the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course dropped out after failing to complete two conditioning hikes, according to Corps’ Training and Education Command. As a result, “There...
  • It's V-J Day, the anniversary of the date of Japan's surrender in 1945 and the end of WWII

    09/02/2016 5:23:24 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 20 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 09/02/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is V-J Day, the anniversary of the date in 1945 of the formal Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. For practical purposes, it ended on August 14 (August 15 in Japan, on the other side of the International Date Line), when President Truman announced the capitulation of Japan and the end of World War II in the Pacific, unleashing a paroxysm of jubilation throughout the victorious nations. The war in Europe had ended with the German surrender on May 8th, but Japan fought on in the Pacific and had only lost Okinawa, the last stepping stone...
  • Clinton Lays Out Foreign Policy at American Legion (truncated)

    09/01/2016 8:02:09 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-31-2016 | Debra Heine
    Hillary Clinton was welcomed with what is described as "polite applause" at the annual convention of the American Legion in Cincinnati today as she laid out her foreign policy plans before veterans from across the country. Clinton argued that she would best uphold American values and characterized her opponent Donald Trump as a dangerous choice who is "insulting to the rest of the world." (snip) Donald Trump is scheduled to address the convention on Thursday. It will be interesting to see if he will be able to fill the room and receive more robust applause. https://twitter.com/LeahR77/status/771078773160706048/photo/1 Leah #OurREVOLUTION ‎@LeahR77 LOTS...
  • Cindy Sheehan: 'I almost feel sorry for Bush' and 'Hillary's record has been sanitized'

    08/31/2016 4:21:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/16 | Robert Laurie
    'Where's the outcry against Obama's wars?' If you were paying attention during the Bush years, you’ll no doubt remember Cindy Sheehan. After losing her son in Iraq, she became the left’s anti-war focal point. Almost overnight, she found herself a staple of the 24-hour news nets and a regular Sunday morning guest. She camped out in front of Bush’s home, marched, spoke wherever possible, and never missed an opportunity to decry “Bush’s imperial war for oil.” Now, in a new op-ed titled “I led the anti-war movement against George W. Bush 11 years ago. Hillary Clinton is hardly better,” Sheehan...
  • Well well . . . State Dept. admits 30 of the e-mails Hillary deleted were about Benghazi

    08/31/2016 7:57:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The FBI found them, and they're not about yoga routines Remember Hillary’s excuse for why she went ahead and deleted more than 30,000 e-mails from her schlock, homebrew e-mail server? Why, they weren’t work-related! They were about yoga routines, recipes and Chelsea’s wedding. That’s what she said. The FBI, which couldn’t bring itself to recommend criminal prosecution because of Hillary’s last name and the fact that she’s running for president, already told us that many of these were work-related. Now, thanks to the dogged efforts of Judicial Watch in doing the media’s job for them, we find out that at...
  • A scenario for the second civil war

    08/31/2016 5:49:41 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 240 replies
    Forward Observer ^ | August 30, 2016 | Matt Bracken
    MATTHEW BRACKEN is a former Navy SEAL (BUD/S Class 105), a Constitutionalist, and a self-described “freedomista”. He’s the author of several books, including Enemies Foreign and Domestic. This is the first part in a series of different author’s thoughts on the next civil war. Here’s what Bracken sees as a potential scenario for the next American Civil War. The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights does not “grant” Americans the right to armed self-defense, it simply recognizes and affirms this God-given human right. The Constitution, including the Bill or Rights, is a very succinct document that was written in...
  • The War With Iran

    08/30/2016 5:40:49 PM PDT · by pboyington · 7 replies
    U ^ | August 30, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    We have been at war with Iran since 1979. It was declared against us when they attacked and overran our embassy in Tehran, on November 4, 1979. For the next 444 days they held 52 American diplomats, Marines, soldiers, airmen, sailors and citizens hostage. These were Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, whom the U.S. press called students. Those same students are still in control of Iranian politics, military and religious leadership today. Iran declared war that day, but nobody in America heard. When Ronald Reagan became the 40th President, on the very same day of his inauguration, the hostages were released. This...
  • The US Military’s Silent Generation

    08/29/2016 5:39:34 PM PDT · by pboyington · 42 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 29, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US armed forces are being strangled to death by the agents of political correctness, feminism, cultural Marxism and the LGBT agenda. Those agents defined as Barack Hussein Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus, Eric Fanning and Deborah Lee James. Not a day passes now without some new and completely absurd directive emanating from the Pentagon with one goal; the total feminization and destruction of the US military. Yet, as transgenders demand unisex latrines and women are authorized to serve in Delta Force, not a sound emanates from those Rubber Men of Arlington, those spineless mannequins called the Joint...
  • "Pure conservative"

    08/28/2016 9:00:04 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 69 replies
    McCain wasn't a pure conservative, so we got Obama. Romney wasn't a pure conservative, so we got Obama again. Now we're hearing that Trump isn't a pure conservative. As a result, are we going to be stuck with Hillary for four years--and with her Supreme Court nominees for decades? After Pearl Harbor, we fired the admiral and general in charge in Hawaii. But we kept the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington for a few months. He was a well-liked man known for mentoring young officers. But soon he was replaced by Admiral King. He was known to be abrasive...
  • Poland holds state burial for Second World War heroes slain by communists

    08/28/2016 7:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    BT ^ | August 28, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Two Polish Second World War heroes who fought the Germans but were killed later by the communists in Poland for pro-independence activity have received a state burial. The relatives of 17-year-old Home Army nurse Danuta Siedzikowna and 42-year-old officer Feliks Selmanowicz attended the ceremonies on Sunday along with government officials. The burials were held in the northern city of Gdansk where the two were captured....
  • Couple rescued from remote tropical island after writing 'S.O.S.' in the sand

    08/28/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 28, 2016 | Ariel Bogle
    In case you ever need to be rescued from a tropical island, just remember, a well-placed S.O.S. is not only a Hollywood cliche. A couple doing their best Blue Lagoon impression was rescued Friday from a remote island in Micronesia after writing the rescue message on the beach, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A U.S. Navy aircraft took a look after lights were spotted on the uninhabited East Fayu Island during a search for two missing people. The pair, a boat and their S.O.S. attempt were quickly spotted, and a patrol boat send to pick them up....
  • Latest on the Bowe Bergdahl case Pt2

    08/27/2016 8:06:09 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Army General. Roberts Abrams said Wednesday that there was no outside influence regarding his decision to send accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s case to a general court-martial. Bergdahl’s lawyers believed that the general was influenced by comments made by Sen. John McCain and Donald Trump. Gen. Abrams, head of Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg decided to forward the case to a general court-martial rather than a lower-level tribunal. Bergdahl faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the latter charge carrying up to a life sentence. Bergdahl, 30, of Hailey, Idaho walked off his post in Afghanistan in...
  • More Clinton Email Questions [semi-satire]

    08/27/2016 1:29:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Aug 2016 | John Semmens
    The latest 14,900 emails recovered by the FBI came from the 33,000 that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deleted on the grounds that they were personal rather than work-related. Oddly, one of the topics discussed in many of them was Benghazi, which would seem to be "work-related" and as such legally required to be preserved and archived. Hillary for President campaign manager Robbie Mook urged that "we not jump to hasty conclusions. If you will recall, Secretary Clinton admitted she authored many emails dealing with planning her daughter's wedding. While we all know about the attack on Ambassador Stevens that...
  • Ray Mabus’ Social Experiment Navy is Steaming Ahead to Disaster

    08/24/2016 5:37:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 33 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is a left wing, cultural Marxist, whose social experiment policies are turning the US Navy into a feckless fiasco on the high seas. Mabus is responsible for pushing women into the Navy SEALs, Marine infantry, a new Orwellian gender neutral lexicon, Marine Corps Unconscious Bias Training, while also completely ignoring the Corps’ $36 million dollar study that showed why women can’t meet the rough standards of the combat arms and special operations. Mabus’s latest social experiment laboratory creation is the selection of Admiral Michelle Howard as Commander of US Naval Forces Europe. Howard was...
  • Yeager Destroys an ME 262

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

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

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

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