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D-day: storming the castle — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2013 at 9:30 am » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sixty-nine years ago today, American, British, Canadian, French, and Polish soldiers charged the gates of Hell — and won: Black Five put up an excellent roundup of D-Day posts from many blogs a few years ago. It’s still worth reviewing. And have a look at this entry for a photo essay on D-Day. Photo courtesy of Confederate […]

 

#Benghazi: Obama denied aid to attacked consulate – confirmed?

Posted by: Phineas on May 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Last November, in a post about the Benghazi consulate massacre and the question of military relief, I wrote about the question of “cross-border authority” – that is, who has the power to order our military to enter another country without their permission, per force an act of war. Quoting an article at PJM by Matt […]

 

Important Reminder: Harry Reid is despicable

Posted by: Phineas on March 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Seven Marines were killed in a training accident in Nevada last night. So, how does Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader, Democrat of Nevada, respond to this tragic accident? Does he offer condolences to the families? Prayers for the dead? Ask for a moment of silence?That’s what any decent human being would do. […]

 

So, I get the impression Michael Rubin isn’t too happy with John McCain…

Posted by: Phineas on February 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Background: On “Meet the Press,” Senator McCain (R-AZ) said he would no longer hold up the confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, even though he doesn’t believe Hagel is qualified. That lead to Rubin’s rant: What McCain is, in effect, saying is that he has no personal or professional problem […]

 

(Video) North Korea’s air force stands ready to destroy us!

Posted by: Phineas on February 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm » 4 Comments

Take note, imperialist warmongering aggressors against the People’s Juche Socialism! The Great People’s Democratic Air Force, under the inspired leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong-Un, stands ready to annihilate you with one blow — within two minutes! All in their vintage 1960s-1970s Soviet aircraft. Quake in fear America. Quake. In. Fear. Love that retro look! […]

 

Heartwarming: Patriotic Asheboro middle school students give injured veteran a gift he’ll never forget

Posted by: ST on February 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm » 3 Comments

GRAB the Kleenex! Via MyFox8: ASHEBORO, NC — Students at North Asheboro Middle School have raised more than $2,000 dollars for Josh Craven, an Iraq War veteran who lost his left leg to an explosion in August of 2010. Craven’s right leg is intact, but paralyzed below the knee. Because his ability to run is […]

 

Rest in peace, Chris Kyle

Posted by: ST on February 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm » 2 Comments

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on the memorial service that was held today at Cowboys Stadium for retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, killed this past Saturday: About 7,000 attended a memorial service Monday at Cowboys Stadium for Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was slain last week near Glen Rose. At about 11:30 […]

 

A thoughtful argument against having women serve alongside men on the frontlines

Posted by: ST on January 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm » 6 Comments

Courtesy of James Taranto, a thoughtful letter from Marine Corps veteran Kenneth Johnson on the “women in combat” debate (hat tip: @CatholicMomVA): As a Marine Corps veteran of three combat tours, the first as a rifle platoon commander during the Vietnam War, my concern is what this policy will contribute to further breaking down the already-troubled […]

 

Want to know how badly China has bungled its foreign affairs?

Posted by: Phineas on December 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The Philippines says it supports Japanese rearmament: The Philippines would strongly support a rearmed Japan shorn of its pacifist constitution as a counterweight to the growing military assertiveness of China, according to the Philippine foreign minister. “We would welcome that very much,” Albert del Rosario told the Financial Times in an interview. […]

 

Holder in hot water yet again thanks to #Petraeus affair scandal

Posted by: ST on November 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm » 14 Comments

Via Fox News: Attorney General Eric Holder was notified in late summer that then-CIA Director David Petraeus’ name had surfaced in the FBI probe that ultimately uncovered Petraeus’ affair, raising questions about whether Holder would have — or should have — informed President Obama. According to the administration’s version of events, the president did not […]