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  • Iraqi Refugees in Virginia Charged with Immigration Fraud

    03/28/2017 12:04:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    The Patch ^ | March 28, 2017 | Emily Leayman
    According to an affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Majid Al Mashhadani, brother of Yousif Al Mashhandani and Hasan, admitted in 2005 to kidnapping and holding a U.S. citizen and others hostage for months. The three defendants are permanent residents living in the U.S. since 2008. When they applied to become naturalized citizens, none disclosed their relationship with Majid Al Mashhadani. They eventually told the FBI that they left out that relationship in the application to not jeopardize their admittance as refugees.
  • RINO McCain

    03/27/2017 2:06:57 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 11 replies
    http://www.conservativeinfidel.com/rino-mccain/ ^ | March 27, 2017 | John Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Arizona senator John McCain has worked tirelessly to thwart President Trump and the rule of law in our country. In these past two months McCain has denigrated Trump overseas in a fashion that even surpasses the Democrats innuendo and lies about our President. Claiming that even Congress is not to be trusted in investigating the supposed Russian meddling, which has been debunked by the past administration and members of the intelligence community, he has thrown the members of the Congress under the bus. The senator is now standing with those who would impeach President Trump or at the very least...
  • Students instructed to write essay on 9/11 from terrorists’ perspective

    03/27/2017 10:06:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 27, 2017 | Nathan Rubbelke
    A recent assignment in an international studies course at Iowa State University asked students to write a historical account of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of Al-Qaeda. “Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network. In other words, how might Al-Qaeda or a non-Western historian describe what happened,” stated the assignment, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.
  • Trump drone strike OBLITERATES Al Qaeda terror tyrant who killed US military personnel

    03/25/2017 10:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | March 26, 2017 | Vincent Wood
    The Pentagon has revealed a US air strike in Afghanistan earlier in the week killed al Qaeda militant Qari Yasin, a well known figure in the Pakistani Taliban. Along with plotting an attack which killed two military personnel, Yasin was believed to have been the mastermind behind a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said: “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice.” Yasin was believed to have been responsible for a 2008 bombing on a hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan,...
  • A Prayer as America's Real Heroes Gather Round Trump in the Oval Office

    03/25/2017 11:36:24 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 10 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/25,2017 | Pocono Pundit
    Lord, May this gathering of America's greatest living War Heroes strengthen our Nation. Permit the image of this gathering of brave and self-less Americans to spread across our Precious Land. May it prove that America's Great Patriots are united behind our President's Holy Mission. Fuse Together the Mighty Hearts and Character of All these Heroes to Fortify our President. And Lord, please also protect President Trump, his Family, and his Great Cabinet. Shield them all from attacks by Terrorists, Obama's devils, the DeepState, and the honour-less Fake New media. And Give them the Strength of Intellect and Speech to defeat...
  • Daughter of police officer ordered to remove ‘Blue Lives Matter’ flag … from her home

    03/23/2017 4:33:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 23, 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A Florida homeowner was ordered to remove a “Blue Lives Matter” flag she has displayed for years to honor her father and other police officers — active, retired and killed in the line of duty — because a neighbor complained it was racist. ... “She called to ask why,” Gaddie said. “They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-black lives matter.”
  • A-10 Warthog Pilots giving a Little Pick me up Flyby

    03/23/2017 10:41:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/23/2017 | J Hines
    If you’re a grunt and seeing an A-10 Warthog flying over your head its a pretty awesome feeling. When a grunt is in trouble, then it is a bless full sight. In this sighting its a nice day in whatever Star Wars desert town basically in the middle of nowhere that these grunts had to patrol. This day no guns blazing, no bombs going off and this day things were chill. If that wasn't enough, these grunts got treated to not one, but two Sic A-10 flybys. One went right up to them, banking very low over their position. The...
  • NM: "Universal Background Checks" Stopped in New Mexico Legislature

    03/22/2017 4:16:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Michael Bloomberg has continued to pump money into state politics to find ways to infringe on the Second Amendment. His latest attempt was stopped in New Mexico on Monday, 13 March, 2017.  A key vote against the measure came form Representative Eliseo Alcon (D) Milan. From nmpolitics.com: A legislative committee on Monday effectively killed a bill to expand background checks for gun purchases — an issue that drew large crowds to the Capitol as well as big campaign contributions and intense lobbying and advertising. The House Judiciary Committee voted 7-6 to table House Bill 548 after a lengthy hearing....
  • Are Snipers the Ultimate Cool Soldier?

    03/21/2017 12:26:34 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/21/2017 | J Hines
    In a segment from National Geographic Ultimate Soldiers we look at one of snipers attribute, that is “mind control“. A well-trained sniper uses mind over matter to control his own physiology. A situation that many snipers find themselves in the middle east is operating in a hot climate. In this test to highlight a long range precision shooter ability to shoot between heartbeat. Researchers build a sniper coffin with a gun port, 100 feet away sits a target. Increasing the heat temperature is another simulation to increase the stress on the sniper. Increased heat can raise your heart rate and...
  • Semi-auto Grenade Launcher, Explosions, and the Gunny

    03/21/2017 5:26:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/21/2017 | C Bailey
    Grenade! Everybody loves grenades, things that goes kaboom including the Gunny. But there are usually two separate groups you can fall into when talking about these awesome balls of explosives. One group is that: people whose only experience with grenades comes from video games like James Bond, Call of Duty, and Halo. Realistic, no, but enough to know they are super cool and effective. The other group, of course, consists of military servicemen and woman who have been specially trained and taught on all the actual ins and outs of grenades and anything that will launch them. (M-203) Most people...
  • Feud Between McCain & Paul Escalates [semi-satire]

    03/20/2017 4:44:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    This week Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) questioned Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ken) loyalties after Paul voted not to extend NATO military support to Montenegro. In turn, Paul questioned McCain’s judgment. As McCain reasoned, Paul’s refusal to extend the United States’ guarantee to defend Montenegro from potential Russian aggression was “doing Putin’s bidding.” As Paul sees it, though, “the United States is already overextended in terms of its military deployments around the world and it would be foolish to add to that.” “Inasmuch as Sen. McCain has been an avid advocate of arming every Islamic ‘freedom fighter’ in the Middle East, including...
  • Japan set to deliver aircraft to Philippines this month

    03/18/2017 6:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Update Philippines ^ | March 18, 2017 | PNA
    Pilots and flight crews of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSF) will be tasked to fly and deliver two of the five leased turbo-prop TC-90 aircraft to the Philippine Navy’s (PN) Sangley Point air facility on March 27. This was confirmed by Navy spokesperson, Capt. Lued Lincuna, in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Friday. He said they are still to get the names of the Japanese pilots. The JMSDF will formally transfer the TC-90s to the Navy on the same day. Lincuna said the Navy will get the remaining three TC-90s before the end of the year....
  • Tillerson: Oh yeah, military action against North Korea is an option

    03/17/2017 9:49:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/17/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Done with "strategic patience." This is sure to bring about shrieking from the left that Trump “wants war,” and that under no circumstances should we even think about using weapons or the Armed Forces against Bowl Cut Jr.‘s hermit torture paradise. That’s been official U.S. policy for at least the past eight years, and de facto U.S. policy much longer than that, if only because of the presumption that the Norks either have nuclear weapons, or are awfully close to having them, and could turn Seoul into a sheet of glass if given enough of a provocation. Would the U.S....
  • Through the House of Pain

    03/17/2017 5:08:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 3/17/2017 | J Hines
    The intense USAF qualification course ensures only the most qualified Security Forces Airmen become Ravens. When fully trained, Ravens are air marshals on the ground who deploy with aircrew members on missions designated by the AMC Threat Working Group. Raven teams protect aircraft and their crews and cargo from criminal and terrorist threats while traveling through airfields where security is either unknown or inadequate. The Air Force has fewer than 150 active Ravens executing AMC's force protection of strategic airlift around the world. The intense qualification course ensures the select few who become Ravens are of an exceptional caliber. Inside...
  • VA Hospital Removes Portraits of Trump & New VA Secy Hung by Vets

    03/15/2017 11:56:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 15, 2017
    When Republican congressman and Army veteran Brian Mast saw that a Florida VA hospital didn't have photographs of President Trump and Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin hanging in the lobby, he took action. Mast and a group of local veterans brought portraits of Trump and Shulkin to the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and demanded they be installed, and the whole thing was caught on camera. They were successful, but within hours management at the hospital took down the pictures. Their reason? They could not authenticate the photos and they have to follow protocol. A VA spokeswoman said...
  • Congressman: We need a National Guard for cybersecurity

    03/14/2017 6:35:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Tech ^ | March 12, 2017 | Selena Larson
    There are few people with computer science backgrounds who work in the federal government. Long hours coupled with smaller salaries make it hard to recruit techies to Washington, according to Representative Ruben Gallego. But one way to get more tech people to serve their country is to set up a cybersecurity reservist system, like a National Guard for digital security, said Gallego, a Democrat from Arizona. "We have to accept that, look, this person is not going to man a machine gun, why would we put them through bootcamp, we're never going to send them to the front line," Gallego...
  • Off We Go Into the PC Yonder!

    03/14/2017 6:22:43 PM PDT · by pboyington · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 14, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The Air Force has lost the Right Stuff. The Air Force has lost the warrior spirit, that indefinable quality that enables men who are terrified to do the impossible and to win wars. The Air Force is turning into a politically correct encounter group in matching clothes with weapons. President Trump may be in the White House and General Mattis may be the Secretary of Defense, but the leftist acolytes of the Kenyan commander in chief’s Maoist Revolution are continuing to infest and destroy the armed forces like a stage four cancer. Last week, Fox News broke the story concerning...
  • Ugly media bias against the military must be countered

    03/14/2017 10:14:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/17 | Col. Bill Connor
    It is time for facts in journalism, and respect for those who put their lives on the line for our freedom; including freedom of the press With recent national polls showing the lowest levels-ever of public trust in the media, columnist Georgie Anne Geyer’s recent piece, “America’s Security begins with Questions,” reads with a bit of irony.
  • I'm An American

    03/09/2017 8:36:12 AM PST · by WXRGina · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 9, 2017 | An American Patriot
    Here's a short piece of audio written, voiced and produced by our friend who wishes to remain unnamed for his family's sake, although there will be those who recognize his professional voice. Men who have fought for our country will relate the most to this, and the rest of us will appreciate it. Our friend isn't versed in creating and posting videos on You Tube, so I made this one for him, and for anyone, to share. The photograph is mine that I took this morning of our front porch flag (so no copyright issues on it, either).
  • Senator on Hearing Protection Act: ‘Lives will be lost’ (VIDEO)

    03/08/2017 12:39:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 48 replies
    guns.com ^ | March 8, 2017 | Chris Eger
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, argues in a recent video about potential suppressor deregulation that it would be a danger to public safety. In a two-minute video short published by the Huffington Post this week, Murphy attacks the pending Hearing Protection Act as a piece of legislative charity to a flagging gun industry. “It will be a boon to the industry, but it will be terrible for the country,” says Murphy. “Silencers are used to commit crimes. They are used to conceal the fact that you are firing a weapon. There will be more crimes committed– more people...
  • No longer an enemy of the state.

    03/08/2017 6:22:39 AM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 19 replies
    VANITY | 8 March 2017 | areukiddingme1
    Since 12:01 pm January 20th, 2017 I and many like me are no longer an enemy of the state! I will explain, if you recall, on 7 April 2009 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a nine-page document published by the department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” which the main tenant of the document was to target American Veterans -- Let that sink in, American Veterans were considered to be the "gravest concern" of the obama administration. Veterans?!? The document, the first of its...
  • How Sierra Vista McDonald’s drove into history

    03/04/2017 7:22:08 AM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    SIERRA VISTA — Credit — or blame? — the Army for the first drive-through fast food restaurant in the world. Impossible as it may seem to believe today, especially in an Army town like Sierra Vista, home to Fort Huachuca, where camo is as frequently seen among residents as sunshine, there was a time when soldiers had strict orders not to wear their fatigues off the military base. For local businesses in town, like the McDonald’s restaurant on Sierra Vista’s main drag, Fry Boulevard, that spelled trouble. “I don’t know why,” current owner LeAnn Richards wondered of the rule. “We...
  • Welcome to Raqqa (Syria, incredible photos and narative)

    03/03/2017 6:45:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Joey L. ^ | March 1, 2017 | Joey
    Welcome to Raqqa Link only, enjoy the story
  • Trump and Putin must co-operate to defeat Islamic State

    03/02/2017 6:47:50 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/02/16 | Davis Singer
    Defeating Islamic State is a shared interest of Trump and Putin. Co-operation in the United Nations Security Council will materially advance that objective. President Trump made his intention to destroy Islamic State crystal clear in his stirring address to the Congress on 28 February: “As promised, I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS—a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians, and men, women, and children of all faiths and beliefs. We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile...
  • Video: Maher, Moore attack Trump for recognizing Ryan Owens’s wife during speech

    03/01/2017 6:33:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Via Newsbusters and RCP, go figure that the most affecting moment of the night, more memorable than anything in eight years of Obama SOTUs, would irritate the left more than any other. The claim here is that Carryn Owens was treated like a “prop.” Question: Was Khizr Khan a prop? Hillary Clinton benefited politically far more directly from his cameo at the convention than Trump will from this four years from now. Follow-up question: Should Owens not have been invited to the speech? Once she accepted the invitation, should Trump have refrained from thanking her? According to Sean Spicer, he...
  • New National Security Advisor urged Trump not to talk about Islamic terror

    03/01/2017 9:06:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/01/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you can't define the problem, then you can't solve it. It's that simple This is what the failed establishment sounds like. After decades of failure, it’s still the same tired old echo. “Don’t offend the Muslims or they won’t help us fight Islamic terrorism.”
  • Here’s the powerful moment from Trump’s speech that left even Democrats stunned

    03/01/2017 6:16:46 AM PST · by yoe · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 28, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    President Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress had a lot that angered Democrats, but there was at least one powerful moment that left everyone stunned, including his critics. President Trump recognized the sacrifice of Carryn Owens, the widow of the Navy SEAL that was killed during (the Yemen raid) weeks into his presidency. The applause was the longest of the entire night, and thundered through the chamber. “We are joined tonight by Carryn Owens,” Trump said, “the widow of U.S. Navy Special Operator Senior Chief William Ryan Owens. Ryan died as he lived a warrior and a...
  • President Trump: The Leader of the Post-Partisan America Party

    03/01/2017 12:48:40 AM PST · by ckinv368 · 8 replies
    Kinvig on Politics ^ | 2-28-2017 | Cameron Kinvig
    Tonight, President Trump delivered a memorable speech to a joint session of Congress that even reluctant commentators compared to Reagan, and others said was one of the finest ever delivered. Chris Wallace went so far as to say that "tonight, Donald Trump became President of the United States." It was a fantastic speech. One of the best--maybe the best--I've ever seen. But, it wasn't a traditional Republican speech. It was better. It had a higher purpose than partisanship. It came from a more egalitarian and justice-driven place. Far from the "benefits for the rich, at the expense of the poor"...
  • Facebook post on VA treatment of patients causes uproar

    02/28/2017 9:03:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 28, 2017
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A former Marine and his wife say the scene inside a Veterans Administration hospital in Durham, North Carolina, was so shocking that they felt compelled to take pictures and post them to Facebook. Now thousands of people are expressing outrage and the head of the medical center says an employee involved has been removed from patient care pending an internal review. Hanna and Stephen McMenamin posted photos of two veterans who were struggling in the waiting room. They said both older men were ignored for hours despite complaining of severe pain. They said one practically fell...
  • Vetoes Sink Latest UN Security Council Resolution on Syrian Chemical Weapons

    02/28/2017 4:23:01 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/28/17 | Joseph Klein
    Perhaps the Security Council would not have failed yet again to deal effectively with the Syrian crisis if a more narrowly tailored consensus resolution had been proposed. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), which was established in August 2015 under a unanimously approved Security Council resolution, was assigned the responsibility to determine who was responsible for a series of chemical attacks since 2013 that killed Syrian civilians. The independent expert panel concluded that there was sufficient evidence to determine that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons on three separate occasions from 2014 to...
  • In His Own Words: Jack Lucas, Youngest Recipient Of The Medal of Honor During WWII

    02/25/2017 2:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    War History Online ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jeff Edwards
    For many young people, the outbreak of the greatest War this planet had ever seen would come just a little too early for them to get in on the action. But Jackyln Lucas was not just any young person. This is the story of the man, actually boy, who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 at age 14. We could go on to call him a boy throughout his entire Marine Corps career, but when you are awarded the Medal of Honor as a minor, you get the benefit of the doubt to be called a man....
  • Toward a true US-Israel partnership

    02/24/2017 10:21:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/17 | Caroline Glick
    A new military relationship based on joint technology development rather than Israeli purchase of US platforms is the best way to accomplish that goal, for the benefit of both countries In his speech before the members of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations in Jerusalem this week, President Reuven Rivlin said that Israel has three overriding foreign policy concerns: “Number 1: Relations with America. Number 2: Relations with America. Number 3: Relations with America.”
  • Robert Rosebrock, Unsung, Faithful Hero of Homeless War Vets

    02/24/2017 9:37:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/17 | Judi McLeod
    God bless Robert Rosebrock who dedicates his lifetime to bring Homeless war vets HOME Like an indelible vision of long-gone soldiers that live forever in the memories of their loved ones, Robert Rosebrock has appeared for more than 500 consecutive Sundays and every Memorial Day since March 9, 2008 outside the gates of the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (GLAVA) park calling public attention to America’s abandoned homeless veterans. It’s a tragic pictorial of homeless and hungry war veterans coming to peer longingly through the gates at what is rightfully theirs through a wrought iron fence.
  • Fort conducts prescribed burn Friday

    02/23/2017 1:24:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA - Fort Huachuca, U.S. Forest Service and other local cooperating fire agencies will conduct a prescribed burn in Area Tango Friday to support the live fire training mission here. Ignition will start around 8:30 a.m. and smoke will be visible all day.
  • Is new National Security Advisor McMaster a squish on ISIS?

    02/23/2017 9:47:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Every day the forcing out of Mike Flynn looks more and more like a well-coordinated political hit job Video and transcripts have surfaced of President Trump’s brand new national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, making the preposterous claim that the Islamic State is not actually Islamic. This is the same outrageous lie peddled by former President Obama and his Botox-addicted second secretary of state, John Kerry, who twisted themselves into pretzels almost daily to avoid creating adverse publicity for The Official Religion of Peace.
  • Col. Patrick Lang: IMO there are signs of hope in US/Russian relations

    02/22/2017 1:19:40 PM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 5 replies
    Sic Semper Tyrannis ^ | 2/22/2017 | Col. W. Patrick Lang
    IMO there are signs of hope in US/Russian relationss 1. General Dunford, USMC, the uniformed head of the US armed forces, is meeting the week at Baku in Azarbaijan with General Gerasimov, the head of the Russian General Staff. 2. My sources tell me that US and Russian air forces are increasingly coordinating and de-conflicting their air actions in Syria and Iraq. This can clearly be seen in USAF and US Navy air attacks on "moderate" (in fact jihadi forces) in Idlib Province. these obviously have been coordinated with Russian air defenses. 3. The CIA has stopped providing assistance to...
  • Mandolin Solo

    02/22/2017 7:03:37 AM PST · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 2/22/2017 | Revski
    This short Mandolin solo is Christian, if you don't like or love Christians and Jewish people, (Please think about viewing this humble video).
  • Veterans have a real problem with the new term used to describe election-depressed liberals

    02/22/2017 5:05:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 21, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Mental health professionals say they’re seeing more instances of a type of depression they call “post-election stress disorder” among Democrats who are still upset over Donald Trump‘s victory. . . . “There was a big missed opportunity in naming it ‘Post-Election Stress Disorder,'” Mast joked on Fox News. “I would have preferred they name it ‘Post-Inauguration Stress Disorder.’ That way they could have called it ‘PISD.'” Mast, an Army veteran, is a double amputee who lost both his legs and a finger in Afghanistan. He feels bad for depressed liberals who say they have post-election stress disorder, but hope they...
  • Today we Honor the Men of Iwo Jima

    02/19/2017 8:35:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/19/17 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Seventy two years ago today the United States Marine Corps sent waves of teenage men onto the black, foreboding beaches on a Japanese held island called Iwo Jima. Capturing Iwo Jima was essential to the American war against Japan as it offered a place for battered bombers to safely land which would save the lives of hundreds of airmen returning from sorties over Japan in barely flyable planes. The average age of these men was just under nineteen. They knew what was at stake and charged up Iwo’s beaches sometimes straight into enemy machine gun fire that would have stopped...
  • US Intelligence leaks and chaos could compromise Israel

    02/19/2017 7:04:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/19/17 | Barry Shaw
    Trump Administration to investigate and purge their intelligence network of moles and informers that endanger and potentially compromise allies Behind the scene, Israel intelligence experts are worried about the consequences of the leaks coming from the US National Security Council and other American intelligence agencies. Israel shares a great deal of covert information with the United States some of which goes through intelligence sources to the National Security Council before it reaches the president.
  • Witnessing history - this feels like Midway

    02/18/2017 10:57:53 AM PST · by Peter Gunn · 41 replies
    Battle of Midway Oral History ^ | October 12, 1943 | Lieutenant George Gay
    "I was in a funny position to be cheering for the thing, but I was really tickled to see the dive bombers really pasting them even though they were in pretty bad shape. But during the afternoon after they pretty well burned themselves up, the larger one close to me there, the Akagi, sank just after dark, the cruisers raked her with fire finished her off, and the other two, the Kaga and the Soryu, burned all night, but they didn't necessarily explode. As a matter of fact, the Japs were there trying to put the fires out. I could...
  • Welcome to the Second Civil War

    02/15/2017 9:44:35 PM PST · by jimjohn · 41 replies
    self | jimjohn
    For a time now, I stated that World War III began on the Morning of September 11, 2001. War has been raging ever since. I also stated the Second American Civil War would begin on or before January 20, 2017. If you're starting to get this uneasy feeling about what's going on in Washington and other cities around America, and fearing some kind of flashpoint coming soon, let me explain it to you... ... we are in midst of the Second Civil War. And this is only the beginning.
  • Mattis warns NATO member nations: Pull your economic weight or US may step back

    02/15/2017 1:39:31 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 15, 2017 | Sarah Lee
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirmed U.S. commitment to NATO Wednesday, CNN reported, but warned other member nations they must meet the alliance’s financial requirements or that commitment could be moderated. Mattis met with defense officials from the 27 other NATO member nations in Brussels and made his first address to the alliance as U.S. defense secretary. In the speech, he called the NATO alliance the “fundamental bedrock for the U.S. and all the transatlantic community,” according to CNN. However, because only five of the member nations currently meet the spending target — 2 percent of their gross domestic product...
  • Vanity: Cheap WW II Eastern Front Kindle Books

    02/15/2017 9:29:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Amazon ^ | February 15, 2017 | Me
    If you are interested in the Eastern Front of WW II, the most brutal war in human history, it appears Amazon has several title in the Kindle format at rock bottom prices. The David Glantz two volume history of the Battle of Smolensk is available in Kindle for $2.99 each. Mr. Glantz has taken advantage of the opening of the Red Army archives after the collapse of the Soviet Union. These are documentary style works filled with orders from the Soviet High Command, Stavka, and below to construct the history of this forgotten battle. He goes into detail about the...
  • Want Denver Based Lawyer to Handle Veterans Discrimination Case.

    02/15/2017 7:45:55 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 12 replies
    15 Feb 2017 | Vanity
    I am looking for a Denver Based Lawyer to handle a Veterans Discrimination Case. I want a military veteran and a Freeper. I already have a MSPB case approved, but just realized the Top Administration official is complicit and I may be out of my depth.
  • How Bannon's Navy service during the Iran hostage crisis shaped his views

    02/11/2017 11:42:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Reading Eagle ^ | February 11, 2017 | The Associated Press and The Washington Post
    It was just after midnight on March 21, 1980, when a Navy destroyer navigated by Stephen Bannon, a junior officer, met with the supercarrier USS Nimitz in the Gulf of Oman. The convoy headed near the Iranian coast, where a secret mission would be launched a month later to rescue 52 U.S. Embassy hostages held in Tehran. Bannon's ship, the USS Paul F. Foster, trailed the Nimitz, which carried helicopters that would try to retrieve the hostages. But before the mission launched, Bannon's ship was ordered to sail to Pearl Harbor, and he learned while at sea the rescue had...
  • F-18 Tries To Get Inside Of A C-130 Hercules Mid-Flight?–Crazy Close

    02/11/2017 10:10:02 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 17 replies
    Warwings.com ^ | Current | Staff
    This is one of the best photo shoots we’ve ever seen. The folks over at the facebook page called Aero-Pictures just posted this and we had to share it. We’re not sure if this is their work, but either way, it is pretty spectacular.From the description, we gathered that this was a photo op showcasing the F-18 Hornet. It was done by the Spanish Air Force and boy, did they get close. To make things even more exciting, the Hornet popped a few flares as well to make the pictures look even better We’re trying to get more info on...
  • See The Massive Firepower Of The AC-130 Bringing Terror To The Terrorists

    02/11/2017 9:01:07 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 38 replies
    World War Wings ^ | February 9, 2017 | Staff
    Fear is often said to be the greatest weapon against your enemies, but I think that fear might have to take 2nd place against the incredible arsenal of the AC-130. The AC-130, often called “The Angel of Death” is one of the most fearsome gunships that ever took to the sky. Operated by a crew of 13, a 132-foot wingspan and equipped with multiple machine high powered guns and flying at speeds of up to 300 MPH the AC-130 a weapon of war that can win wars by itself.
  • President Trump’s First Act as Commander-in-Chief

    02/11/2017 7:57:07 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    On his fifth day in the oval office, President Trump, over dinner with Secretary of Defense Mattis and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was presented with the first of many life-or-death decisions he will be required make. The mission presented to the President for his approval involved a raid on the small, heavily guarded brick home of a senior Qaeda collaborator in a mountainous village in a remote part of central Yemen. Mr. Obama’s national security aides had reviewed the plans but Obama would not approve the mission because the Pentagon wanted to launch the attack on...
  • Palestinian Terrorist Subdued by Sewing Machine After Opening Fire

    02/10/2017 8:10:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 10, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    A Palestinian terrorist who opened fire and injured at least five people in Israel’s Petah Tikva on Thursday was subdued by a sewing machine. The Times of Israel reports an 18-year-old opened fire at a bus and stabbed a man near the market on Baron Hirsh Street. One person was shot in the leg while two more were injured by shrapnel. In total, eight people were treated at a local hospital. According to the Times of Israel, the attacker used an improvised firearm made out of water pipes and spare parts, which made it unreliable. An eyewitness allegedly saw the terrorist attempt to...