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Nice insight as to why heliborne movements are often preferred around WashDC vs. motorcades... Now if they'd just train a Pres and his staff up on how to "rope in", those movements would be even quicker.
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I agree. While the headline reads "GREAT", we are assuming that our "leadership" will not only fully support with ANY equipment or unit, but also continue to make aggressive decisions as the men on the ground/in theatre request. We always hear that Delta (or Devgru) "always get whatever they need/want", but we know the truth of history. In Somalia they were refused armor and Spectre, while in Tora Bora numerous requests were made to adjust the ROE to permit more aggressive posture, for supporting units, and to cut off the "back door to Pakistan" with additional men. All requests were denied. This sounds good....but our "leadership's" recent history is summed up in one dammed word: Benghazi. I sure hope the Brit leadership brought their nutt sack.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Task Force Black back on the attack at BLACKFIVE
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Me RECONCILE? No need at all. Not sure where you read that I had thought that Ventura did not say those things that started the altercation. OF COURSE HE SAID THOSE THINGS... The "Idiot otherwise known as Jesse Ventura" has been uttering jackassery since before he was elected Governor. I just had hoped for the path of LEAST brain damage to solve the issue; the case being dismissed or going to jury and Jesse losing. Ventura definitively is off his rocker and likely jumped from the top rope onto his head too many times. OF COURSE HE SAID IT.....
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on Jesse Ventura Has No Class at BLACKFIVE
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Hard to believe that they found in favor of Ventura. I CAN"T believe there wasn't a witness who testified on Kyle's behalf that could/should have discredited Ventura's assertion that it didn't happen. ???
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2014 on Jesse Ventura Has No Class at BLACKFIVE
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Took the words right out of my mouth. I throw up in my mouth alittle bit every time i see some ignorant, searching-for-a-cause, save-the-world-one-moron-at-a-time Lib wearing a Che t-shirt. The maroon could have named it "Hemingway's Back Room"..... Glamourizing scumbags is a sad trend that should end or at least be pointed out to those who are ignorant enough to do it.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2014 on Castro's Cigar Shop, in America? at BLACKFIVE
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I am originally from the beautiful city of "Detwa" and you're damn right --- it is like the WIld West. Seriously, I go a couple of times a month and due to the city going through bankruptcy they have permanently short-staffed the Police force. Examples -- Numerous "B & E's" have made the newspaper front page in the last year after the home owner shot and killed the burglars or simply scared them off....I would take a guess estiamet at 10-15 at least. The Police and dispatchers have TOLD residents to take themselves to the hospital if they call 911 because they only have enough ambulances to avergae a 4 hour response time. Numerous stories of people ahving heart attacks who have simply died or waited and then finally gave up and found someone to drive them to the hospital. Police only respond to actual murders and ongoing violent crime and then the wait is often several hours. A man who actually committed a murder walked into an empty firehouse in order to confess & turn himself in for the murder. They gave him the house phone to call the olice to come pick him up; he waited 3 hours and had to call back to get someoen to come out to get him. I have a friend who was home during a DAYTIME B&E in which the 5 guys saw him through the window, waved their weapons at him, and proceeded to beat on the door trying kick it in. He showed them the phone as if he was calling 911....and they laughed and yelled abck that they knew the area was under patrolled and that police wouldn't/couldn't respond for 4-5 hours and the kept on beating ont he door. The police finally came 6+ hours later. Their advice was to the hell out or go buy a handgun, shotgun, and alot of ammo. I could go on and on with these. Hate crime beating's are common if you are caught in the wrong place and wrong time adn are the wrong color. If I drive through off the freeway, stop signs and stop lights are "suggestions" and I watch for car jackings and bump n run's. The place is worse now then it was abck in the 80's when coke/crack craze were causing all of the competing gang-on-gang violence. The new trend now after the Police chief told citizens to arm themselves is to go ahead and settle scores themselves, knowing that the police will likely never get around to investigations. Animal behavior at its worst unfortuantely. There are alot of good people still there who are beign fed upon by a HUGE number of uneducated, unemployed predators. More than 60% of the males between the ages of 15-62 never graduated from high school, are functionally illiterate (can't spell or count well enough to work a fast food cash register), and are thus unemployed. If they work, it is at some "hustle" like selling stolen goods at a gas station corner on a large intersection.(Common.) That percentage is a couple of years old and is likely LOW. The black market for prescription drugs, electronics, and just about any item you can find in a store is HUGE. There are "flea markets" that sell the stuff at a discount....all stolen off of trucks and out of wharehouses. A true breakdown in functioning society.
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Glad to hear this group exist's and I will look into joining (or doing my part to help them.) As we all know, Hillary simply thinks US servicemen & women AND now any government employee (of ANY status).....si simply DISPOSABLE. No one is important or relevant but her.
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Can I get an "Amen"! Well said; God what a snow-job.....and nobody seems to give a shit (excepting the relatives of the deceased that Obama ignores.)
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on Benghazi stand down order bogus? at BLACKFIVE
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On the topic of pop culture & sports, did anyone else see the "Deangelo Williams" Twitter post and the OBVIOUS fake servicemember involved: http://t.co/Vpqp7yzQwJ The NFL player gave up his airline seat to a supposed Marine in dress blues... Too bad the guy was a supposed SgtMaj wearing an all-jacked-up set of Dress Blue "Alpha's" (w/Medals) while not at a ceremony, all while indoors with a cover on. Even a Private wouldn't dare pull that bullshit.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Free Kurdistan! at BLACKFIVE
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Jimbo -- Do you think Iran, considering the large Kurdish population in Iran and Syria, will support or undermine this happening? Will they oppose it simply because Israel wants to do it?? It is good to see two of sane groups/tribes/countries in the region embrace another sane "group" despite past differences. Normally the only time anyone "partners" with anyone over there is when they try to kill someone else.......
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Free Kurdistan! at BLACKFIVE
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The middle East is simply a mass grouping of tribes as Thomas Friedman said. A pretty damn interesting read. Will the tribes fight for themselves or fold and give into "brother Sunni's ...that and will the Shia of Iran just give in? I do agree, few are more brutal than ISIS.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2014 on The Mouse that roared at BLACKFIVE
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Wow, you need to put down the crack pipe buddy---RIGHT NOW. No more...just say "NO". If you still believe what you say you do, then talking is a waste of breath. We will agree to disagree. Note - You might have a different perspective if you had friends/relatives who were there. ? - The story of a movie being the "cause" otherwise known as a cover-up. ? - The numerous denied requests prior to the assault --for greater security measures. ? - The multiple military units IN the Med (& IN Libya!)who could have responded, but were told to stand down. Seriously, get off the crack pipe.....seriously, you do sound like an educated, halfway rational person, just misguided.
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My statements were MEANT to be over the top as you put it. In order to make a point. That said, if I am being dramatic, then tell me exactly WHY they hung good people out to dry in Benghazi? Doesn't that incident bother you at all? Frankly, any gov't employee overseas should be very concerned about the decision making capabilities--much less during an spur of the moment crisis--- of this administration. I think you give them far too much credit and have too much faith where it is clearly not deserved nor earned at this point. There is PRECEDENCE for my reasoning.
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Yeah DB....this looks like a Benghazi Part 2 waiting to happen. Sending troops with an undefined mission, without a rapid reaction force of US troops, and ball-less CINC who will definitively hang them out to dry...... What's not to love....? (I hate to see the blood-earned gains in Iraq disappear, but I would hate to see more troops die --- all due to an CINCI who won't support them while in crisis.....and we know he won't.)
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Jimbo, If everything you say is accurate -- which I believe it is --(thank you for keeping 'up" on the story and the administration's bullshit spin), then I can only assume that the answer to your HIGHLY APPROPRITAE question of why did it take a freaking year is simply that Obama doesn't want to capture any more terrorist's because he doesn't want nor care to deal with them. He wants to close GITMO -- with prisoner "Give-aways" like he is doing a "Police Dept Gun buy-back", knows he will be critiqued if he prosecutes them in a court of law, and he just doesn't have the stomach to deal with tough, life and death issues. He wants "softballs" like global warming where he can spin up a local college full of kids into activism, because God forbid he would have to deal with adults when making global terrorism decisions. What a douchebag.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2014 on Benghazi lawfare delays at BLACKFIVE
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If not the Jedi Mind Trick then they are treating us all like "mushroom's": keep'em in the dark and feed 'em shit.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2014 on Benghazi suspect captured at BLACKFIVE
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Whoa, hold up!? Mastermind behind the "plot"?? I thought that a movie caused all of that bad stuff in Benghazi....? This admin plays the "Jedi Mindtrick Game" every week with the rest of the world, and SOMEHOW....everyone else actually believes it (or doesn't call them on the bullshit). We are living the movie Idiocracy I tell you.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2014 on Benghazi suspect captured at BLACKFIVE
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This is a skit from Saturday Night Live right?? This was myy first impression of her and the video....before getting more than 5 seconds into it.... Mainly just from her looks. What is it about this administration screams for you to not take them seriously???? Incompetence, Arrogance (that they believe they are smarter than you), pure amateur hour.....
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LC -- You may be right....if you can use "talking to them" as a ploy which puts them at ease all while our military prepares to castrate and defile their fucking bodies -- GREAT. As far as "talking" with North Korea, Iran, Syria, or Russia it should only be done when we give VERY little up and do so only as a means of intell gathering and attempting to discern what exactly they are REALLY doing. All of them have proven to be duplicitous and not worthy of our trust.
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Old Trooper, I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE! We have almost made it a rule rather than the exception now that when sending troops into harms way, it is OK to be tactically, operationally, and strategically stupid at the expense of our troops lives...all in the name of a political agenda or some other idiotic bureaucratic reasoning. My point is simple -- Obama and his cabinet seem to always want to "talk" and attempt to open "dialogue, with the claim that "this time" of engaging diplomatically with _______ (Putin, Iran, Etc.....) will be "different". Which we all know will NOT be the case. Putin laughed at the US and called us "pranksters". Obama would be better off remaining silent, or making a statement of rebuke, and keeping any options open (sanctions), and then actively employing the clandestine service with SOF to "engage" these tyrants and bully's ....attaining REAL results. Don't even bother with "dialogue"....they laugh, talk with us, receive reduced sanctions or some other concessions (!), all the while they are still going about their business as scumbags. WE APPEAR WEAK....when we talk like that and then PROVE it by engaging them. The US has been castrated of its foreign policy and carries little weight abroad in the eyes of China, Russia, and in the eye's of many of our allies as well.
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Nope...BH is going to "enter into dialogue with them"...because that has worked soooo well with Iran, Syria, Putin x10, .....
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I'd love to see an anonymous Federal government employee poll asking whether they felt: ---"disposable" (Specifically referencing ANY overseas Foreign service employee or State Dept employee after Benghazi), ---or "bully'd & strong-armed" into carrying out tasks and orders that they KNEW were unjust and truly unlawful (Spec. Ref. regional/non-Washington, DC IRS employee with relatively little power), ---or if our Border patrol/IC agents thought that they were satisfactorily "supported" by the decision making by our current administration and lawmakers???? I'd bet the majority would not answer if they knew their answers could be made public. And to think....Clinton is the odds on favorite for 2016. We are living "Idiocracy".
Toggle Commented May 7, 2014 on Benghazi- Shut up they said at BLACKFIVE
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I can't wait to see who they cast as Corey. I damn sure hope it is an actor who can truly show the characters (and the authors) great sense of humor. Anything else would be fall short. This ought to be interesting.
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Glad you are posting about this LW. God I get tired of people...even highly educated people who are normally capable of critical thinking, repeatedly buying into the "crazy Vet" stereotype. I never leave without reminding them that 1) the military recruits from a cross-section of our society/population, and 2) that many of these people already were likely a jerk (criminal/mentally unstable/insert problem here) to begin with the military's structure and leadership probably helped them. If they hadn't been in the military they would have more than likely been the same jerk (insert Adj.) and it was NOT the military who made them do whatever they did. Hollywood's stereotyping certainly doesn't help either.
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I don't hate to many fighters generally because even if I don't care to watch them, they still deserve respect for competing, but damn do I hate that freaking turd of a human. We should pass the hat and collect a bonus for Tim when he beats his ass. Bisping is a dirty piece of shit. Ranger Up .....you guy's did it again; love it!
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2014 on The Real Michael Bisping (Koala Boy) at BLACKFIVE
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