Category Archives: GWOT

Singing Like a Bird

 

By lex, on February 18th, 2010

The Taliban’s grotesque leadership are all too pleased to send näifs, mental deficients and anonymous innocents to fiery deaths in the name of The Cause, but roll one of them up and he gives up the goods:

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Waivers

By lex, on February 29th, 2012

Late last year Congress, in a bi-partisan fashion, wrote into law the requirement that foreign born terrorists captured in the US  be held in military custody as enemy combatants. Our president strongly objected to this provision, but signed the enclosing defense spending bill in to law with a “signing statement” recording his disagreement. Even after Congress wrote a codicil enabling the White House to waive the requirement in the interests of national security.

Well, give the man an inch:

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Asymmetric Warfare

By lex, on February 14th, 2012

A rash of explosions in foreign capitals has left some to believe that Iran is striking back at Israel, which it suspects in a series of explosions targeting Iranian nuclear scientists. The latest explosion – this one in Bangkok – adds credence to that theory:

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Global SOF Alliance

By lex, on February 13th, 2012

SOCOM is seeking a freer hand in deploying his operators:

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Traveling

By lex, on January 20th, 2012

Which it’s been a bit of a long walk to a small house, not that I terribly mind the ferrying of a jet from Point Mugu to NAS Fallon. But having once arrived, I was thrice scheduled to go and do my bit against the imperialist warlord running dog lackeys of Carrier Air Wing 7, and each time cancelled. For weather, chiefly.  That being the time of year for it here in the high desert, and don’t let the folks from the Pac Northwest hear you grumble, for it’s a terrible beating they’ve been taking.

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“Workplace Violence”

By lex, on December 8th, 2011

You of course remember the case of army Major Nidal Hassan, who went on a rampage down in Fort Hood just a little over two years ago, slaughtering 13 unarmed soldiers and wounding 29 others while shouting, “Allah akbar!”

Turns out this was merely a case of “workplace violence” according to the Department of Defense. To be filed in the same bin as “disgruntled postal worker.”

Some in Congress aren’t having any:

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Bunker Busters

By lex, on November 17th, 2011

The GBU-28 was the first conventional bunker busting bomb. The initial lot were fabricated using the barrels of 8″ howitzers, and were part of an extremely rapid turnaround – three weeks – designed to overcome Saddam Hussein’s underground command and control nodes prior to the ’91 scrape. Only two of the weapons were actually delivered, and both functioned as designed. They weighed in a 5000 pounds, two-and-a-half times heavier than the MK-84, the largest conventional bomb carried by the FA-18 at that time.

You are now cleared to call the GBU-28 a lightweight:

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