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It’s a shame the UK doesn’t have a death penalty

Posted by: Phineas on February 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas For these two brave knights of Allah blood-crazed jihadis richly deserve it: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were found guilty on 19th December 2013 of killing 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Adebolajo, 28, was sentenced to a whole life tariff. Adebowale, 22, was sentenced […]

 

Asking for trouble: the Obama-Hagel defense budget

Posted by: Phineas on February 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Long ago, the Roman writer Vegetius wrote perhaps the wisest thing anyone has ever written regarding war and peace: “If you want peace, prepare for war.” In other words, if your potential foes know you are strong, that you are willing to use force to defend your interests, and that they are […]

 

Iran tests U.S. maritime borders

Posted by: Phineas on February 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, how cute! The Iranian Navy is trying to show the Great Satan (1) that it’s all grown up, now! A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet, […]

 

Americans held in Libya, head-meets-desk quote. Update: released?

Posted by: Phineas on December 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s breaking news tonight that four Americans, likely military, are in the custody of the Libyan government, having been taken during a visit to the Roman ruins at Sabratha. As of this writing, no information has been released as to any charges, and the State Department has issued no statement. (Probably wise, […]

 

Happy Veterans Day!

Posted by: ST on November 11, 2013 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

For those of you who have the day off today due to it being Veterans Day, please don’t forget the reason for the holiday: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride […]

 

What happens when you see American power as a problem?

Posted by: Phineas on October 22, 2013 at 5:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Simple: You do whatever you can to make sure it won’t be a problem much longer. While the president of the United States pitched his crumbling healthcare program like a late-night infomercial barker, the Army’s chief of staff made a shocking admission about national defense. Gen. Ray Odierno told a Washington conference Monday […]

 

You can’t kill a Gurkha. You can only make him mad, which is a bad idea.

Posted by: Phineas on October 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Image via Wikipedia) You’d think the Taliban would have learned from their last encounter with Her Majesty’s Nepalese soldiers, but, no, there’s always someone who thinks “this time, it will be different.” And that, my friends, is the definition of madness: Acting L/Cpl [Tuljung] Gurung, who serves with the Royal Gurkha Rifles, was […]

 

#Shutdown follies: Priests threatened with arrest for ministering to military

Posted by: Phineas on October 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Jeez, first they threaten to arrest 90-year old WW II  veterans for visiting their own monument, now they’re going after priests who dare to hold services during the shutdown: In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the […]

 

Unreal: Park Service threatens to arrest WWII vets who try to visit their memorial

Posted by: Phineas on October 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm » 15 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, you’ve heard the story today about the group of World War II veterans who had to break through barriers deliberately placed there by the Obama administration as part of its game-playing over the Democrat-forced government shutdown. It’s bad enough that they were deliberately inconveniencing 80-90 year old men who honorably served […]

 

How low can they go? Obama admin. blocked WWII vets from visiting their own memorial

Posted by: Phineas on October 1, 2013 at 8:59 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Pretty danged low, apparently. When I first read about a group of WWII veterans having to push past barriers in order to visit the World War II memorial, closed supposedly as part of the Democrat shutdown of the government, I figured it was one of those snafus one hears all too often […]