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None Too Soon

By lex, on February 10th, 2011

Human rights groups – after much soul searching – have finally decided to choose between greater and lesser evils in Afghanistan:

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Feeling It

By lex, on February 9th, 2011

SOCCOM’s Commander is saying that, after ten years of unbelievably high op tempo, the snake eaters are starting to feel the burn:

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$130 Million Solo

 

By lex, on February 7th, 2011

Here’s a nice little article * about the first Navy pilot to fly the F-35B STOVL variant destined for use by the Marine Corps:

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Solidarity

By lex, on February 3rd, 2011

To the rest of my countrymen shivering in the darkness and trying to dig out from the freakishly cold winter storm * that has blanketed half the nation from those of us in Sandy Eggo: We totally feel your pain.

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I myself had to turn on the heater this morning after getting out of bed. The house was that chilled.

It’s noon and I’m still wearing a sweater.

We get it.

* 10-16-2018 Link Gone; no replacements found – Ed.

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Dealing with the devil

Posted by Lex, on August 29, 2006

Two years ago this August *, coalition ground troops wrested the Shi’a holy city of Najaf from Moqtada al Sadr’s mehdi army, a group of mostly Bagdhad-based thugs, louts and impoverished goons that had encamped there, threatening the clerical base of the more moderate Ayatollah Ali al Sistani. Sistani – the leading Shi’a cleric in Arabia – hewed to that sect’s tradition of separating the crerisy from mere political policy. Al Sadr, on the other hand, less invested than Sistani with theological street cred, used his revered father’s name to build a militia of his own out of human detritus of the Shi’a slums in eastern Baghdad, and sought to grasp his way to power through the barrel of a gun.

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Charges dropped

Posted on August 9th, 2007

In developments that would be certain to discomfit a certain porcine, unindicted co-conspirator and ex-Marine had he a shred of integrity left, LGEN James Mattis, CG 1 MEF, has dropped the charges against one of the Marines involved in the Haditha “massacre”:

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Nork Update

 

By lex, on December 27th, 2010

The New York Times reports on life within the Hermit Kingdom:

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