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2/4 (then part of 3MarDiv) Nick: The Magnificent Bastards Motto: "Second to None" 3/2 2MarDiv Nick: Betio Bastards Motto: "We quell the storm, and ride the thunder!" "Unus Supra(one above)" Most Recently: "Strength and Honor" 2/7 1MarDiv Nick: War Dogs Motto: "Ready for Anything, Counting on Nothing"
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2012 on Unit Mottos at BlackFive
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Can anyone prove that the charges aren't politically motivated? The Perfumed Princes of the Puzzel Palace have been dominated to a significant degree by Clintonista leftists for quite some time now. And, when push comes to shove, leftists are leftists and all about the narravite, even those from competing Cult of Personality factions.
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A monster was put to paid. We should still be dancing in the streets over it. If it hurts jihadiscum feelings, so much the better. As to Obama, the only thing legit he could say is "it's Bush's fault". The program(s) put in place and play to nail that piece of human filth of a jihadiscum way predated Obama's regime. All Obama had to do was sign off on the final. I'm still amazed that enemy loving piece of flith of a pretend POTUS did sign off, mind you. But that was all he had to do with it.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2012 on Book on bin Laden raid at BlackFive
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If history is any guide, we're approx a decade away from a situation that will require the "military we had" while being forced to use the "military we have" to much ridicule by those who supported, or caused, the reduction from the had to have. Also, since the USMC ordered a bunch of new .45s to replace those rediculous 9mms, and they're appearantly being delivered already colored desert tan, the next situation which will cause us to moan the have vs had will be in a jungle environment. And... the rebuild will cost us much more in treasure than it would have cost if we'd paid attention and kept the military at the barely functional level of had, as well as more blood. On the plus side, this is the first time we disarmed before the war was even over.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2012 on Guns or Butter? at BlackFive
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You picked a pickler, Grim. There is the whole "get off my lawn!" reaction that's proper for Americans when it comes to fed gov. I share it in full. But!! If I was in a neighborhood under siege by scumbags in a place like Chicago, I'd have more respect, trust, confidence and comfort with USMC MPs handling things than I would the Union Thugs...erm... I mean Chicago cops. PS. I just creeped myself out a bit. I really really did not like MPs while serving.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2012 on On "Law Enforcement Battalions" at BlackFive
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Looking back a bit... Seems to me this sort of thing started right about the time that the first generation of "self esteem" driven education got old enough to do the damage.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2012 on Something to demonize at BlackFive
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America didn't run out of stomach. Too many piss weak simps gave too much respect to domestic enemy and born again lovers of the enemy. What America did was to prove that Osama bin Deaden was right at least once. We are the paper tigers he claimed us to be in his Mog fatwah. We are the feckless people without the stomach for a real fight. About that Northern Alliance. It was shattered when Masoud was assassinated. And, it ain't all about the Pashtun and hasn't been since the initial opening phase. It's about every single muslim neighborhood on this planet. EVERY ONE. Even the US, UK, ANZAC, French, German, Danish, Scandi, Italian, Spanish.... every neighborhood that is mulsim has been and will continue to send its jihadiscum sons, nephews, fathers, uncles, brothers. That Northern Alliance, if it even exists anymore as an effective organization, will be facing every piece of shit wanting to get his rape on from the entire "islamic world". There is no way to dress this pig up as anything other than our nation proving its cowardice once again and quitting short of winning simply because we can no longer finish a fight. Spin it all you want. It is what it is. like I said above... Semper Fi, Mac.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2012 on Dead tangos sue at BlackFive
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'nother question. Once we quit on Afghanistan, and the global jihadiscum reinforcements move in to slaughter everyone who was stupid enough to stand up against them, there, just where are the drones going to be launched from? Pakistan? Any of the other bordering 'stans? Pakistan has been looking for an excuse to get out from under all aid and support of their enemy (us) since this thing started. The other 'stans, even if there was any desire there, would fold in less than half a heart beat if the talib just glanced in their direction, once we're not there to keep them in check. So again, just where are the drones going to launch from? Use only those that can be launched from the US? Maybe from EU lands? Yeah. That would work, until the craven sacks of crap let the word out and all the Reds, Greens and jihadiscum lovers got to marching in the streets and burning cars. Other Arab lands? Maybe. If the bribes were good enough. And then, what would be the point? There'd be plenty advance warning given to any targets that the drone flights would just be a joke. So, we leave Afghanistan for the "drone option". LOL. Yeah. Like that has any potential to accomplish a single damn thing.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2012 on Dead tangos sue at BlackFive
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I seem to recall our current problem, at least the land AO used by that problem to train itself up, in complete safety, was a direct result of bolting. But then again, maybe abandoning Afghanistan so that it can fall again to the Talib, and the Talib can bring in whomever to use its lands as a safe and protected training ground, and the whomever's training up several hundred thousand trigger pullers, hijackers and bomb planters is a good idea? Semper Fi, Mac.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2012 on Dead tangos sue at BlackFive
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billo: My issue with all that is that the military does not do much of a job, if any, on screening who goes where to do what, MOS wise, due to physical restraints. So, the individuals with the conditions that should keep them out of certain job slots are very likely to end up in those job slots anyway, unless they specifically contracted for something else. And then there's this. This is the military. Persons assigned to a particular job slot, say MP or arty, (or any damned other, depending on the situation) can end up as infantry if the situation requires it. We've been both blessed and cursed with not having had to endure large scale warfare for 70ish years. There's a whopping lot of compromises we've made that are sure as the sunrises going to come back and bite us on the arse, hard, when we next have to do Big War. And, eventually, we are going to have to do Big War again.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2012 on Michael Yon sold as surplus at BlackFive
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I wonder if those chuckleheads preaching that the proper response to Afghanistan was to just sit on our arses at home and throw drones at the bad guys all day long still hold to that particularly laughable idiocy?
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2012 on Dead tangos sue at BlackFive
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So, the bodies unfit, in a non survivable way even, got the training modified to give them a pass soo... what? They could just drop dead from excursion while on deployment to a combat zone later? In a lot of ways, the US Army has forgotten its actual purpose.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2012 on Michael Yon sold as surplus at BlackFive
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Yoshi: The basic in Full Metal Jacket wasn't basic is was Boot Camp. Not Army, Marines. And, it'll still kick a body's arse all. day. long. During the Clintoon Regime, when the US Army was being beaten into submission with "gender norming", "feminizing" and all that force demultiplying degeneracy, the USMC went 180 and retreated even farther into the Warrior Cult mindset.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2012 on Michael Yon sold as surplus at BlackFive
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I may be wrong, but I seem to recall something about a Hollywood actress that came up with the concept that allowed torpedoes to detonate under ships to break their spines?
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2012 on Hollywood goes to war at BlackFive
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Imo, ActionHeroSockPuppet belongs in the same puss pot as Murtha after he jumped on the "Cold Blooded Killers" bandwagon due to his claim that he "heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend..." while in the chow hall or dinning facility or whatever y'all PC born and bred types call it these days. Anyone who gets on their knees to suck off the enemy propaganda spigot deserves the shootin' wall. Nothing else done in their lives can mitigate that. Nothing.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2012 on Friday Free-Floating Flotsam at BlackFive
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Heh. Yeah. And, as an anti-tank type grunt, I recall many tactical level lectures where it was pounded into us... if you want close air support, you better make damn sure there's no ZSU 23-4 in the area.
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2012 on We own the skies or who owns the skies? at BlackFive
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My response is probably a bit too harsh to be acceptable here, but I'm gonna give it anyway... Assuming that the facts are true and accurate as presented (the LA Times tends to be little more than a propaganda arm for MeChA and the CPUSA) then, yes, the current charges should be dropped. New charges should be placed. Those charges should be of treason during a time of war against all who had anything to do with bringing these charges forward. Treason in that these charges serve no purpose but to give direct aid to the enemy by adding to the already developed atmosphere of fear within the combat arms of rear area scumbags looking to make their professional bones by bringing life threatening charges against soldiers in the field in the most ridiculous and unsupportable manner possible. It's also time and past time to create a new set of definitions useful for our trigger pullers in the military. Opponent - Those persons and/or organizations with which the US military is actively engaged against in combat. Enemy - Those of the REMF, rear echelon command or home based politicals who wait with baited breath for the chance to cut the throat of a trigger puller by misapplication of law and/or abuse of the "court of public opinion". This kind of thing has happened way too often. Examples must be made.
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Just means we're approx 10 years out from yet another crash program to rebuild the military to functional levels due to the impossible happening, yet again, and someone going hostile on us. Of course, the rebuild will cost significantly more than if the military had been kept at functional levels to begin with. And, we're gonna have another media field day over shortages in gear/vehicles/equipment/manpower (boots on the ground), etc and so on, and no one, again, is gonna remember why.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2012 on Army early outs? at BlackFive
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I tend toward agreeing with Deeb on this. There's more similar between LEOs and Grunts than there are differences. MPs though. Those are "special". They do a nice job of serving as Aggressor Force to allow proper grunts to get all sorts of extra E and E training after hours. And, those grunts too slow to make it through the E and E get extra training on such things as resisting interrogation and such. The primary duty of the MPs, though, is to help the grunt herd to stay healthy by culling it of the stupid that tends to sneak in through the screens and filters. MPs make a great practice enemy when there's no furrin devels to do it proper.
Toggle Commented May 29, 2012 on Holidays and the Line..... at BlackFive
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The proper grunt's way of handling such a thing? Roll your head toward the lass, give a deep, contented sigh, a slow lazy smile and remind her she has two options. "Paint it green or eat it".
Toggle Commented May 5, 2012 on Ask an Infantryman, from the 'Stan... at BlackFive
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This is not, was never, a USMC recruiting video. This is a video concept dreamed up by Katy Perry and her production peeps. It's about a woman betrayed by a lover (as Katy herself had recently been) who decides that instead of being a weeping victim she should go about doing the most badassed thing she could think of doing. Her idea of total badassery was to join the Marines. The amphib part is actually explained by the "making of" vid. It's something the producer wanted to do, and, the USMC adviser decided that yeah, it could possibly happen since there's female Marines in the landing support units so some female Marines might actually accompany the follow up waves of an assault via amtrac. Now, this vid may end up convincing some fine young women that they too can be total badasses in joining the Marines, and if so, God bless them. But it was not, is not, a USMC recruit vid. This was the concept vid made by Perry's producer.
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2012 on New Marine recruiting video at BlackFive
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The standing long jump is meant to test "explosive" leg strength, which is different from running endurance. It applies, more or less, in ditch crossing capability.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2012 on New Army APFT? at BlackFive
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Kipping or true dead hang always depended on who was administering the test. Some commands wanted better scores across the board so that their command mastery could be better demonstrated in the reports sent up the line. Some commands were more anal in their regs and rules enforcements.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2012 on New Army APFT? at BlackFive
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"Where are the generals? Where are the leaders?" Most within the various chains of command of the "big 3" military outfits (USN, USA, USAF) that had the nads to stand up to such things were driven out of uniform during the "Peace Dividend" era of the Clinton Regime. It was the Clinton admin that placed a woman as an under sec of the Army for the express purpose of "gender norming and feminizing" the Army, for example.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2012 on Seriously?! at BlackFive
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The dark side of SF training of foreign forces is that outfits such as the Zetas can also be born from it.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2012 on The S.F. Brotherhood... at BlackFive
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