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Military/Veterans (General/Chat)

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  • VANITY--Yet another one of Dear Leader's schemes?

    10/28/2012 11:31:10 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 6 replies
    Is anyone else who is or has a member in the Air Force Reserves suddenly being called up for training during Election Week?
  • VANITY: Last Surviving US WWII General Officer?

    10/27/2012 11:09:43 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 27 replies
    Self | 10/27/12 | Self
    Quick question for my fellow military history buffs. I've always been fascinated by timelines and the overlapping of human lives, much like the recent thread regarding the TV appearance of the elderly gentleman who, as a child, witnessed the assassination of Lincoln, lived into the TV age. As a student of the civil war, I've marveled at the fact that the last surviving individual to hold a general's rank during the conflict, Adelbert Ames, died a year after my father was born. Somehow that simple fact provides a linkage in the fabric of time that makes me realize how closely...
  • Hillary Clinton, Political Prisoners, and Video trailers

    10/27/2012 5:17:59 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 4 replies ^ | 10/27/12 | Shoebat
    We now have a firsthand account that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged the Innocence of Muslims filmmaker (Nakoula Basseley Nakoula) would be “arrested and prosecuted” for making the video the administration spent weeks blaming for the Benghazi attack. That means Hillary outwardly expressed a desire to make Nakoula a political prisoner. There is another individual in Hillary’s past who appears to be living the life of a political prisoner right this very second; his name is Peter Paul and his ordeal began in the year 2000. Paul was the individual behind a completely different video trailer. In 2007, a...

    10/26/2012 10:08:36 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 32 replies
    VetsCor ^ | October 26, 2012 | A Navy Vet
    To all the military and civilian operatives that have inside intel of the Benghazi murders, it's your time to stand up.
  • John McCain asked to explain defense of Huma Abedin; responds with a lie

    10/25/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 9 replies ^ | 10/25/12 | Shoebat
    While campaigning in Florida with the Veterans for Romney, Senator John McCain was interviewed by Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. One of the questions had to do with why he defended Huma Abedin and railed against Rep. Michele Bachmann on the Senate floor. Not only was his answer disgraceful but it was demonstrably false (that means it was a lie). Via TCPalm: Q: You spoke on the Senate floor against a letter from Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that asked for an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in the federal government. The letter, also signed by Tequesta Republican U.S. Rep. Tom...
  • October Surprise: Obama bombs Libya weekend prior to election?

    10/23/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 22 replies
    Was listening to Pat Caddell and another pollster (forget name) on Hannity and they were discussing the possibility of Obama following through with his claim of attacking Libya in retaliation. They claim if Obama carries that out, he could very well receive a big boost with would prob have him win. My thoughts are (as a conservative) that this would be purely a blatant political move for that purpose of tipping the scale to his favor. But of course, all of us are not as smart of the some of us right-minded. Your thoughts? Would it be a dumb and...
  • The World War II 'De Havilland Mosquito' lives!

    10/23/2012 5:09:38 PM PDT · by Doogle · 18 replies
    TVNZ.CO.NZ ^ | 09/29/12 | TVNZ
    The world's only airworthy WW2 De Havilland Mosquito bomber, newly restored in New Zealand , has made history with its first flight since the 1940s. This New Zealand TV News video is 2 minutes long and needs sound.

    10/23/2012 3:31:44 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 1 replies
    Human Events ^ | 23Oct12 | Mark LaRochelle
    After a first debate in which he looked sluggish, and a second in which he appeared almost manic, President Obama seemed finally to find a happy medium in the third debate. Unfortunately, despite his improved tone, much of what the president had to say was, once again:
  • Megyn Kelly: Media in spin room laughed and applauded at Obama’s “bayonets” line

    10/23/2012 3:24:27 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 17 replies
    Via Mediaite. I take it the defense here will be that they weren’t rooting for Obama, just grooving on a righteous zinger expertly dealt even though it was incorrect on the merits. But maybe I’m wrong; maybe there’ll be no defense. The media’s gotten more forthright about its biases and shortcomings over the past 10 years thanks to the endless watchdogging online, so there’s no sense grasping for excuses. Why bother? Everyone knows the score. This isn’t the first time reporters have been caught rooting publicly against a Republican, either. The Seattle Times gave bloggers a week of laughs five...
  • Looking for some help exposing a fraud claiming to be in Beirut in 83

    10/23/2012 2:25:30 PM PDT · by Abathar · 20 replies
    10/23/12 | Abathar
    <p>I was wondering if anyone had information on the Marines who were stationed in Beirut 30 years ago today when it was attacked, perhaps a list of survivors or those who received a metal for valor on that day.</p> <p>A former employee of mine who left the business about 10 years ago has it on his Facebook page that he was not only there, but received a metal from then President Reagan for heroism. I hired him and worked side by side for 2 years with him, heard all his stories and he never ONCE mentioned this to me. I know he got a dishonorable discharge for desertion when he refused to deploy to the Philippines, but the thing that really gets my goat was we graduated HS both in the class of 83. He told me he was an NBC specialist who mostly ran tear gas testing drills later, but he is so full of sh*t that I want to really blast him for claiming this if it wasn't true, but I won't unless I have some kind of proof.</p>

    10/23/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT · by redinIllinois · 48 replies
    I hear a lot of people sticking up for bayonets, how about someone calling attention to the fact that Obama made a glaring error by mocking horses, when they were an important part of the war he says is the one we need to focus on, Afghanistan? This is the link for Fox, but there was also lots of other coverage about the Horse Memorial at Ground Zero.
  • I have not heard the real error in Obama's military budget argument pointed out - 12 hours later

    10/23/2012 9:50:12 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 7 replies
    Vanity | 10/23/2012 | Self
    Obama's response regarding cutting the "military budget" last night was insanely wrong. But one has to a) have been involved with or seen technology "projects" and b) not been asleep and c) pinched oneself last night to engage one's brain while Obama was talking so one could remember a little place I like to call 'realityland". Instead being in realityland, many are getting wrapped up in Obama's sarcastic bayonet remarks. Sensible, informed people know that bayonets - and even horses - are still in use, while leftists experience a mental "whiteout" from glee whenever anything sarcastic or vile is said...
  • Horse Soldiers in Afghanistan honored by Monument

    10/22/2012 11:35:12 PM PDT · by Ymani Cricket · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 6, 2011 | Alex Quade
    Demossville, Kentucky (CNN) -- The U.S. special operations teams that led the American invasion in Afghanistan a decade ago did something that no American military had done since the last century: ride horses into combat.
  • ObamaCare's Death Panel target WWII vets

    10/22/2012 10:19:05 AM PDT · by eccentric · 26 replies
    vanity | October 22, 2012 | Linda Martinez
    According to my cousin, her father does not meet the ObamaCare requirements to receive supplied oxygen. He has been using the oxygen for several years, and now they expect him to just stop. My Uncle is a WWII hero, his name listed in the book "The Forgotten 500." He recently took one of the honor flights to DC. I guess these guys aren't dying off fast enough for Obama.
  • A Revolutionary War General Escapes History’s Margins

    10/22/2012 6:14:20 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-22-12 | JULIE TURKEWITZ
    Over 150 people gathered Sunday at Trinity Church in Manhattan to honor Gen. Horatio Gates. Mention “the Victor at Saratoga” and people may think that you are talking about a horse. Yet that so-called victor, Gen. Horatio Gates, the commander of the American forces at the Battle of Saratoga, played a crucial role in the triumph there over the British forces of Gen. John Burgoyne in October 1777. Though other figures of the War of Independence are still widely revered and studied, Gates faded from the national memory. He died in New York in 1806 and was buried at Trinity...
  • Weighty memento: war veteran's secret revealed after his death

    10/20/2012 10:37:50 AM PDT · by djone · 5 replies
    The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel. Ronald Brown stepped on a land mine while on a mission in France in August 1944. The blast peppered his left leg with red-hot fragments and he was forced to crawl two miles to safety. But because of medical conditions of the day it was thought safer to leave shrapnel in his body. He survived the war but only ever told his family the basic story and said the accident had left him...
  • Dishonorable Disclosure

    10/19/2012 6:51:14 PM PDT · by RBK · 7 replies
    From An e-mail Navy Seals Respond ... This video made by the U.S. Navy Seals may cost Obama his second term in office. It’s just incredible how effective this video is in convincing Americans that Obama is a very serious national traitor. History will judge him negatively for 1,000 years. Incredibly powerful video! Senior CIA, FBI, Military and many other U.S. government intelligence officials describe for the viewer how Obama has compromised U.S. national secrets and the very serious consequence of those actions. And what’s worse, he did it all for political gain so he could win a second disastrous...
  • The Ghosts of World War II: The photographs found at flea markets superimposed on to modern street

    10/19/2012 2:43:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies ^ | october 18, 2012 | Emma Reynolds
    This haunting collection of images shows what it would look like if the ghosts of World War II returned to our streets. The remarkable pictures overlay modern scenes from France with atmospheric photographs taken in the same place during the war. Historical expert Jo Teeuwisse, from Amsterdam, began the project after finding 300 old negatives at a flea market in her home city depicting familiar places in a very different context.
  • Need FReepers with PhotoShop to modify a pic

    10/18/2012 1:34:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    My Addled and Aged Brain | 10-18-2012 | None
    Can somebody with PhotoShop experience modify this pic? Remove the Nazi symbols and replace with Obozo Logo:
  • Iran Launches Submarine and Destroyer into Gulf During US Naval Exercises

    10/18/2012 10:13:26 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies ^ | 10/18/2012 | Charles Kennedy
    This week the US, UK, France, and a few Middle Eastern countries are conducting naval exercises in the Gulf of Persia to practice clearing mines that Iran, or other groups may place around the Straits of Hormuz in an attempt to disrupt the movement of oil tankers in the region. Mohammed Ali Jafari, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said that the “exercise is a defensive exercise and we don't perceive any threats from it. We are not conducting exercises in response.” Yet this is not the impression that is given. Just yesterday, according to the official IRNA...