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  • When the Going gets Tough, the Dems Go To War

    01/24/2022 7:34:03 PM PST · by tsomer · 13 replies
    ...The “Genocide of Srebrenica” in July 1995 is regarded as the sad climax of the Bosnian war. According to Western accounts originally based on a report by the US government, more than 8000 Bosnian civilians may have been killed. But according to Phillip Corwin, the highest-ranking UN civilian official in Bosnia during the war, the actual evidence points to a more complex situation ...Corwin called the official Western account of events in Srebrenica a “distortion”. The late political scientist Edward S. Herman and the former CIA officer Robert Baer, who was operating in Yugoslavia during the war, even spoke of...
  • Eerie echoes of World War One in Biden’s seeming rush to war

    01/24/2022 4:34:09 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 24 Jan, 2022 | Andrea Widburg
    Those who are too addled to remember or understand the past may doom us all to repeat it. For those who pay attention to history, it’s completely unnerving watching Joe Biden seemingly plan to drag America into a war in and over Ukraine. The great powers’ focus on this little country is eerily reminiscent of the start of WWI, a war that laid the groundwork for everything wrong with the last 108 years of Western history. Ukraine, a small, corrupt country on Russia’s southeastern edges, was once part of the former Soviet Union. For reasons that make absolutely no sense,...
  • 'Beautiful' Soldier, 19, Who 'Would Light up the Room' Dies Suddenly as Probe Launched

    01/22/2022 5:08:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 22 Jan 2022 | Victoria Scheer, Estel Farell-Roig
    A young soldier who died suddenly has been described as a 19-year-old who "would light up the room" by her heartbroken family. Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck was found dead at a military base in Wiltshire last month. The 19-year-old had done her initial training at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate and then continued her career at Larkhill in 2020. The Army has confirmed an investigation into Jaysley's death is underway and an inquest into her death is due to take place at a later date. Her family - who have ties to Bradford in West Yorkshire and run a hotel...
  • NPR Publishes Hit Piece On Advocates Seeking Due Process For J6 Detainees

    01/21/2022 5:22:26 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JANUARY 21, 2022 | TRISTAN JUSTICE
    National Propaganda Radio (otherwise known as the state-funded media outfit NPR) ran a hit-piece Thursday on a charity collecting donations for political prisoners held under the Biden regime over charges related to Jan. 6. “Experts see ‘red flags’ at nonprofit raising big money for Capitol riot defendants,” NPR Investigations headlined, smearing the Patriot Freedom Project (PFP) as a shadow charity whose board is run by supervisors plagued with financial headaches of their own. The article centers on the charity’s founder, Cynthia Hughes, who launched the group to support Jan. 6 defendants held now more than a year in reportedly inhumane...
  • Alec Baldwin sued for $25 million by family of fallen US Marine

    01/19/2022 3:36:21 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    Fox New ^ | January 19, 2022 | Tyler McCarthy
    The family of a U.S. Marine killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan is suing Alec Baldwin for allegedly mislabeling his sister as a participant in the Capitol riot Jan. 6, 2021. Baldwin is named in a lawsuit seeking $25 million and alleging defamation, invasion of privacy, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit stems from a post that Baldwin shared on Instagram earlier this month after he gave $5,000 to the widow of a fallen soldier to help her with their newborn daughter. Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum was killed Aug. 26 in Kabul in a...
  • Wokeness Hits the Upper Echelons of the Air Force

    01/19/2022 5:10:18 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Jan, 2022 | Mark Jarrett
    The Air Force Special Tactics community encountered wokeness, but resistance in the lower ranks sparked a backlash. A few days ago, I noticed a disturbing tweet by Representative Dan Crenshaw about preferential treatment and lowered standards in the Air Force Special Tactics selection course. Having sufficient background to be fairly confident in my understanding of the matter, I'll place links to many of my sources here, here, here, here, here, and here. The gist of the story is that the Air Force Special Tactics community encountered wokeness, but resistance in the lower ranks sparked a backlash. Air Force Special Tactics...
  • Charles McGee, One of the Last Surviving Tuskegee Airman, Dies at 102

    01/16/2022 8:33:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    FOX5 ^ | January 16, 2022 | Chris Williams
    Retired Army Air Forces Col. Charles McGee, who was one of the last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, died at the age of 102, according to U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. "Today, we lost an American hero," Austin tweeted Sunday. "Charles McGee, Brigadier General and one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airman, passed at the age of 102. While I am saddened by his loss, I'm also incredibly grateful for his sacrifice, his legacy, and his character. Rest in peace, General." SNIP McGee was one of the Air Force’s most celebrated pilots. He flew 409 fighter combat missions over...
  • Jocko Podcast 316: High Stakes Push-Back and Accountability. W/ Stuart Scheller

    01/16/2022 1:14:57 PM PST · by Perseverando
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2021 | Jocko Podcast
    No real description of the video, other than the title, so here's mine for those too busy to watch long videos: Fascinating discussion of LtCol. Scheller's career, his values, and why he chose to expose the failures of America's senior military leaders and America's botched "war on terror" as the hill he would die on. He sacrificed his reputation, his career and his marriage for his Marines and his country.
  • Philippines to acquire missile system from India for $375 mln

    01/15/2022 9:59:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Rueters ^ | January 14, 2022
    The Philippines has finalised a deal to acquire a shore-based anti-ship missile system from India for nearly $375 million to beef up its navy, the Southeast Asian nation's defence minister said. The Philippines is in the late stages of a five-year, 300 billion pesos ($5.85 billion) project to modernise its military's outdated hardware that includes warships from World War Two and helicopters used by the United States in the Vietnam War. Under the deal negotiated with the government of India, Brahmos Aerospace Private Ltd will deliver three batteries, train operators and maintainers, and provide logistics support...
  • Watch for war

    01/15/2022 6:43:28 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 15 Jul, 2022 | James Mullin
    What do tyrants do when their ship is sinking or, more accurately, when they realize that their house of cards will not hold up? They divert their populace by starting a war — or at least allowing one to happen. War isn't simply a way of diverting attention, either. The very fact of a war emergency makes it far easier to erode or negate whatever civil liberties still exist. Think: PATRIOT Act. Currently, war beckons in two places: the Russian-European border and the South China Sea and Taiwan. I'm not saying that either Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping is an...
  • Crenshaw Supports Liz Chaney

    01/14/2022 8:55:26 PM PST · by justme4now · 64 replies
    I knew that he wasn't exactly what he had claimed to be but .. we have another Kinzinger in our party!
  • Purging Patriots From The Military: The Proof

    01/13/2022 4:36:11 PM PST · by Gritty · 9 replies
    LifeSite ^ | January 10, 2021 | Truth For Health Foundation
    TUCSON, AZ, January 10 ­– The Biden administration and top military brass are using illegal COVID mandates to severely compromise national defense readiness by illegally forcing the experimental COVID vaccines, purging military members who request medical or religious accommodations, engaging in physical punishment, hazing and shaming of unvaccinated military service members, denying medical treatment to those with COVID, and covering up serious vaccine injuries and deaths, in egregious violations of soldiers’ religious and civil rights guaranteed under the US Constitution, Truth for Health Foundation has learned. “What the Biden Administration and the Department of Defense are doing to our honorable...
  • War Games | Special Forces prepare to fight insurgency on U.S. soil…

    01/13/2022 4:38:18 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 13 Jan, 2022 | Kane
    The U.S. Army’s annual unconventional warfare exercise Robin Sage is set to kick off across rural North and South Carolina this month, pitting Special Forces candidates against simulated guerillas fighting for the fictional nation of “Pineland.” The exercise is so realistic and spans such a large area that the U.S. Army has issued notices to local law enforcement agencies warning them not to mistake the exercise for a real insurrection, an error that has cost one soldier his life during a previous Robin Sage event. Robin Sage is conducted annually by the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center...
  • Cambodia's Landmine-Sniffing 'Hero' Rat Magawa Dies in Retirement

    01/12/2022 2:55:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 11, 2022
    Cambodia's landmine-sniffing rat Magawa, who found more than 100 landmines and explosives during a five-year career, has died at the age of 8, leaving a lasting legacy of saved lives in the Southeast Asian nation. Magawa, who died over the weekend, was the most successful "HeroRAT" deployed by international charity APOPO, which uses African giant pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis. "Magawa was in good health and spent most of last week playing with his usual enthusiasm, but towards the weekend he started to slow down, napping more and showing less interest in food in his last days," the...
  • [1968] B52 Crashes with for nuclear bombs onboard [13+ minute history video]

    01/11/2022 8:30:16 PM PST · by beaversmom · 8 replies
    The Flight Channel via You Tube ^ | December 31, 2021 | The Flight Channel
    VIDEO LINKVideo explains the reason why of the 1968 crash near Greenland.
  • Magawa, the landmine-sniffing hero rat, dies aged eight

    01/11/2022 10:38:08 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11 January 2022 | BBC News
    Magawa, the famous mine-clearing rat who was awarded a gold medal for his heroism, has died at the age of eight. In a five-year career, the rodent sniffed out over 100 landmines and other explosives in Cambodia. Magawa was the most successful rat trained by the Belgian charity Apopo to alert human handlers about the mines so they can be safely removed. The charity said the African giant pouch rat "passed away peacefully" at the weekend. It said Magawa was in good health and "spent most of last week playing with his usual enthusiasm". But by the weekend "he started...
  • Emails that Veritas based it's report on

    01/11/2022 9:13:10 AM PST · by MMaschin · 21 replies
    Major Joseph P Murphy USMC ^ | 01/11/2022 | Self
    Here is the report created by Major Murphy detailing how the COVID-19 virus was developed. This is what Project Veritas used for their report.Project Veritas source report from Maj Murphy
  • Air Force denies bending rules for female spec ops trainee who allegedly quit, then resumed

    01/11/2022 8:49:29 AM PST · by Mr.Unique · 29 replies
    American Military News ^ | 1/7/2022 | Ryan Morgan
    The U.S. Air Force is being accused of bending the rules and pushing a female officer through the Special Tactics Officer (STO) program despite allegations she repeatedly quit the training. The Air Force told American Military News the allegations are “factually incorrect or missing context” and say training standards are different now compared to years before. The allegations were raised by an anonymous Air Force combat controller and first shared via Twitter on Wednesday by Brian Kimber, an Air Force Pararescue (PJ) veteran, journalist and podcaster. Kimber’s tweets were reposted the same day by Navy SEAL veteran and Congressman Dan...
  • Exclusive: Smart guns finally arriving in U.S., seeking to shake up firearms market

    01/11/2022 7:47:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 11, 2022 | Daniel Trotta
    Rob Regent of SGW Designworks breaks down the inner working of the 9mm smart gun, which works only for the designated user, during a presentation for shareholders and potential investors in Boise, Idaho, U.S. January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Brian LosnessJan 11 (Reuters) - Personalized smart guns, which can be fired only by verified users, may finally become available to U.S. consumers after two decades of questions about reliability and concerns they will usher in a new wave of government regulation.Four-year-old LodeStar Works on Friday unveiled its 9mm smart handgun for shareholders and investors in Boise, Idaho. And a Kansas company, SmartGunz...
  • How Larry David Faked a Mental Health Episode to Leave the Army One Year Early

    01/10/2022 5:22:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies ^ | 1/7/2022
    Although he's now one of the most lauded comedians in Hollywood, Larry David never saw himself becoming a writer or a comedian. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1970, he was lost and had little direction from his parents, who wanted him to take a job as a mailman. The future writer for "Saturday Night Live," co-creator of "Seinfeld" and creator of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" joined the Army Reserve for one very important reason: to avoid going to Vietnam. He regretted it almost immediately. He had never held a weapon, and he was terrible at push-ups and sit-ups....