Archive for the ‘HUD’ Category

NIE - Nothing Intelligent Exuded

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Ah yes, we now have another back-N-forth issued from within our own borders. This NIE Report, which no one has even read yet, makes more trouble than it is worth. In fact, I believe that this latest NIE Report gives more ammo to scary world leaders like Putin and Ahmadinejad. And now, with “insightful?” commentary from StratFor’s writer George Friedman, proof is now up front that we’ve got a bigger problem listening to the likes of the NIE Report which has little HUMINT data.

Here, these two paragraphs just got me to sit up and read this article carefully:

With this announcement, the dynamics of the Middle Eastern region, Iraq and U.S.-Iranian relations shift dramatically. For one thing, the probability of a unilateral strike against Iranian nuclear targets is gone. Since there is no Iranian nuclear weapons program, there is no rationale for a strike. Moreover, if Iran is not engaged in weapons production, then a broader air campaign designed to destabilize the Iranian regime has no foundation either.

The NIE release represents a transformation of U.S. policy toward Iran. The Bush administration made Iran’s nuclear weapons program the main reason for its attempt to create an international coalition against Iran, on the premise that a nuclear-armed Iran was unacceptable. If there is no Iranian nuclear program, then what is the rationale for the coalition? Moreover, what is the logic of resisting Iran’s efforts in Iraq, rather than cooperating?

The second sentence in the second paragraph is where you should all begin to sit up and take note. If you believe that that sentence leads you to believe that we are wrong for being watchful when it comes to Iran’s nuclear weapons development program, I weep for you …

Be very careful, people - this isn’t just Israel we are talking about. In today’s world, Pearl Harbor is now your own backyard. Weapons can be delivered farther than a series of aircraft that can only reach the Hawaiian Islands. And we are only 2 days away from that ill fated day … take heed.

Channel THIS Roosevelt!!!

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

My older sister sent me this snippet - she knows Teddy and Winston are powerful, insightful, and also quite with the times even today:

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

Theodore Roosevelt, 1907

Gotta tell ya - heard any of the candidates today stumble into words so powerful and true?

[nope - too affraid of going back to when Europe hates us more than now is DANGEROUS, eh?]

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Monday, March 5th, 2007

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5GW - No, Not GW’s Doppelganger x2.5!

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Many posts ago I was reviewing the new direction(s) of the US Military and BRAC. It is interesting to see how our military adjusts to the enemy, the environment(s) in which we fight, the emboldening support we get countered by the derision we face, and the tools we employ to get the job done.

I’ve been reading up on 5GW. It is not a new form of wireless protocol to improve your cell phone reception or stop the dreaded dropped call. 5GW is Fifth Generation Warfare, and it is a subject that, to me, is near Schrodinger-like! I have been diving in to learn as much as possible. I have seen so many clues, or waypoints, that bode a shift in today’s wars - as well as for future wars.

I’ll be posting regarding my findings … hopefully they’ll interest you. But, be prepared and forewarned - if neural networks do not interest you, you might wanna skip my 5GW posts.     :)

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The End and The Means

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

I have one question: are many of you as vehemently in favor of protecting the right to kill the unborn as you are in violent disfavor of the fight we are in against terrorists today? Both are, to many of us, means to a short term end. The myopia to which you are a victim is actually perpetuating an end you do not, and cannot, foresee. OK, maybe you just refuse to see it ’cause you really want what you want - the “ends”.

If your answer is “yes” to this question, well, you are growing into more of the cause then you will ever be the cure. And, your “yes” confirms the impetus to the hate you spew at those that know the futility of your mission - you feel left behind and you are stuck in November of 2000. Jealousy is a deep wound that I hope you can some day heal. Yet, this scab will not heal if ya don’t stop pickin’ at it! Didn’t you EVER listen to your Mom?

Both of these, and so many of your means, result in the tragedy, travesty and the spiritual decay of humanity. That decay is a direct result of the destruction of every shred of morals in our society and your means getting to your ends. This all started in Europe hundreds of years ago. Today, our media elites and the willing sheep that allow this to continue ’cause it’s “cool” are harbingers of doom.

Here is what goes for art these days. I cannot even put the image up on my site. Michelle has a fine copy and you can hop on over if you so desire. I just cannot put into words how this photographer’s work is devoid of love and God. Her end, and the abhorrent means she employs, are right there on her site. She makes no point of hiding her hate for George W. Bush and all that support him.

And to what end is it, of all these means, that truly is causing the destruction of our society?

Is all this disregard for the unborn, disillusionment in ideals, disinformation regarding the Global War on Terror, hate for George W. Bush, and the continuous development of all this baseless art the means Liberals want as their legacy? The end, or the destruction of George W. Bush as payback for Clinton really the ends to which they strive, live, and die?

Wow. Bill Clinton was really that great of a president? He wasn’t really that great of a husband …

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Israel, The UN, Code Pink, and Terrorists

Monday, July 31st, 2006

I was fuming up a storm over at Amy’s blog this evening. I haven’t had time to write here, but I got rolling to the point I realized I needed to post my rant here. It is a blog after all … ;)

The UN is the hotbed for despots and tin horn scum. The UN has never solved anything, and never will for that matter. Do you want some evidence? It would fill anyone’s blog to the point of collapse!

The UN does not care for Israel one iota. Israel is the plaything of the world and she has been smote more than enough times. It is time to bring all forces to bear against the evil we all know to be in front of us all.

I’ve got news for you, the Soviet Union of old is nothing compared to the “new breed”. At least the USSR had belonged to a code that we could reason with - albeit it was difficult but doable.

9/11 is the catalyst and we have been on this path since that day. Awakeing the sleeping giant begets one big can of whoop-ass! Well, unless you’re Bill Clinton or John F. Kerry! Sheesh, just think if Jimmy “Peanut” Carter was in office! What a mess … appeasers all.

To believe that a “group hug” (appeasement) with a terrorist is the solution, I say go hug! They’ll play nice with you until we are all dead. The we are those who love this country and freedom. Once we are all dead, you are next you twit!

You think that they give a wit about you at all? You’re a friggin’ tool! And, you’re a tool that is not much use to them except to divide just enough whereby the evil can begin to seep deep into the wound you’ve started.

Keep picking the scab you “Code Pink” idiots. You know not what evil you are allowing into the system! At least Neville Chamberlain could admit that his stance was wrong - we’ll get nothing like that from all these dolts ’cause it’s all about the destruction of George W. Bush as payback for “Hot Pants” Clinton and “Global Shmarming” Gore.

Those that still cling to the dream that the UN is great need to watch the movie “Batman:The Movie” from 1966. To see those nuts around the table just looks, perfect! ;)

How many of you think that placing the control of US forces under the UN’s command is a good thing? We have quite a few examples and all were complete failures.

I weep for our future!

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The Great Disappearing Air Force One Trick!

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Alright, this is going to be one of the most amazing shots you’ll ever see! Did you know that at the Ronald Reagan Library they have a hangar? And, in that hangar rests the last Boeing 707 Air Force One VC-25 Tail Number 27000? And, did you know that they removed the tail stabilizer and replaced it with a plexiglas facsimile because the tail is on display in another part of the grounds? I mean, look, it’s right in front of you - the plexiglas tail section, see:

VC-25 #27000 Plexiglas Tail Section

So, David Copperfield was the guy who provided the construction support for this project. He first made it disappear and then reappear in the outer hall. Everyone figured, “That’s Cool, let’s just replace it with a plexiglas one ’cause that’s too heavy to move.”

OK, I’m done. ;)

This photo was taken by none other than Damsel, of Cap’n Bob and the Damsel fame! She always takes some amazing shots! When I saw this one, I just had to ask her permission to show it on my blog. I’ll refrain from restating how Damsel took the shot. Let me just say that to have an eye for the subject is 90% of the photo. The last 10% is loading the film or medium, getting into position for the shot, holding the camera still, and then developing the roll (or copying the digital image - your choice). She nailed this one big time, in my opinion!

I love photography and how one gets to the image that is captured. And, when the image speaks to you, you just know …

Ya know?

If you are not already visiting Cap’n Bob and Damsel, GET OVER THERE! The photography is great, their travels are fun, and the stories are good too. If you love all things space, Cap’n has had some great stuff that just flat out debunks the whole “global warming hole of despair” that gets promulgated by the nut-job fringe. Check out these posts, you’ll learn something:

Global Warming - a Hot Topic
Ultimate Global Warming - SPF 2 Million Won’t Be Enough
Solar and Terrestrial Conveyor Belts
Fireball Global Warming Theory

And all of these were just this month!

Thanks again, Damsel and Cap’n Bob!

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That mission requires steadfast determination

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

In those 5 words, the President of the United States:

  • Separates the men from the boys
  • Restates the classic oil and water conundrum
  • Draws a line in the “sand” for those with no stomach
  • Firmly states why the United States Military is what it is - the best

I’ll tell ya, when I hear words like those coming from a sitting President that has conviction and steadfast commitment, you just wanna re-up! At the very least you know that your CINC has got your six! At issue is if the rest of the electorate has the resolve to do what is right, what is needed, and what will keep us all safe.

Do you see a waffling, poll-numbers loving, womanizing, crocodile tears CINC here:

[U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Brian Schroeder]

I know I don’t!

But, maybe that’s ’cause everything President Bush has done up to now has been to keep us all safe. We can all wander down the lane moaning and groaning about the spending, placating the Democrats on their stupid issues, and sucky candidates ad nauseam. But our true threat is far across the oceans, seas, and gulfs.

In President Bush’s speech in Afghanistan, found here at AF.mil, he went on to say:

“You saw our nation was attacked and when your country called you gladly served. This government will not blink, we will not yield. We are on the right course and the world will be a better place because of your service. God bless you for protecting our country.”

At every waking moment, every Sunday in Church, and whenever I see an Air Force plane, Navy ship, Army Duece-N-A-Half, USMC Hummer, or Coast Guard cruiser (we have those here in N. California), I wish them all God Speed and thank them for being there for my family.

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447th EOD Team Finds Weapons Cache

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

On Monday, CJ over at A Soldiers’ Perspective wrote a great piece, IED Rollup #15, about numerous weapons caches siezed over the last week! He posits that these seizures equate to somewhere in the neighborhood of the 530 or so IEDs found, translating conservatively into about 3,710 lives saved! This AF.mil article has a great photo I thought would compliment CJ’s post:

[U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Peterson]

Airmen with the 447th Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal team explore a munitions bunker in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 20, 2006. The bunker was discovered after a previous detonation scorched the earth, revealing the entrance to a larger weapons cache.

Whenever I had the opportunity to meet anyone in EOD, I was always impressed and in awe. That is a job for steady nerves, lots of guts, and serious commitment!

Everyone in EOD: I and my family thank you for being there!

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Phil of Camp Katrina Fame Starts MilTracker

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Pop on over to MilTracker.com for a smattering of good news from the men and women fighting the GWOT! It is a rare thing to get just good stuff coming from the blogosphere. I love it when someone takes the time to focus on the positive. I can honestly say that I hope to get some posts up there soon …

It means that my goal of being positive is just right for Phil’s posting board!

Thanks, Phil for “accentuating the positive”!

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