Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Iranian Nuclear Deal

The Obama administration has now lit the fuse for a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Their desperation has led to a deal which is no deal for the United States and our western allies.
The press conference this morning was laughable to say the least, here are some of the money quotes from Obama

"Iran's path to a nuclear weapon has been cut off"

I have been president and commander in chief for over six years now. Time and again I have faced decisions about whether or not to use military force. It’s the gravest decision that any president has to make. Many times in multiple countries I have had to use force, and I will never hesitate to do so when it is in our national security Interest,” Obama said. “I strongly believe that our national security interest now depends on preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, which means that without a diplomatic resolution, either I or a future U.S. president would face a decision about whether or not to allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon or whether or not to use our military to stop it. But simply, no deal means a greater chance of more war in the Middle East. Moreover, we give nothing up by testing whether or not this problem .

Obama said that the deal “is not built on trust, it is built on verification

There are many more but you get the general idea of were this is going with the fool in the White House.

After reading numerous articles from both left and right publications and news wires the general impression I get from the deal is we the west will effectively give Iran over 100 billion dollars with the lifting of sanctions. There will be no dismantlement of Iran's nuclear program, no inspection of its program, no stopping of its missile development program, no long term continuous of the arms embargo and no stopping Iranian sponsorship of international terror groups.

While I don't always agree with the Israeli Prime Minister in this case he got it right.

"From the initial reports we can already conclude that this agreement is an historic mistake for the world. "Far-reaching concessions have been made in all areas that were supposed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability. In addition, Iran will receive hundreds of billions of dollars with which it can fuel its terror machine and its expansion and aggression throughout the Middle East and across the globe.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Lynn Russel Op Ed

Lynn Russel the former CNN host and her husband survived a criminal assault because of her legal carry pistol. Her op ed is awesome and should be a reminder to everyone that criminals are exactly that, animals that do not obey laws to start with. For all of us that believe in our absolute right to self defense her op ed really hits home.
The left is always trying to ban the private ownership of firearms, be it pistols, AR's, AK even semi auto shotguns. What they should do is just shut up, if you don't want a gun fine don't own one if you do get trained and be responsible.
They are so determined to get our firearms in makes you question what the real motive is and why they are scared of an armed trained law abiding populous.

Here as a piece of her op ed I'll provide a link at the bottom of the page.

Here's the truth:
1. Criminals will always have guns, this is not about them. 
2. Americans have a constitutional right to bear arms. Humans have a right to defend themselves. If we didn't have the Second Amendment, we would create it.  
3. You can't control everything; but if it makes you feel better, go with a simple law preventing violent offenders from buying firearms. Make it "violent" offenders rather than "white collar" offenders, or most of Capitol Hill won't be allowed to own them. 
4. Get a gun, get legal, be responsible, trust yourself. Don't trust yourself? Then don't carry. But for God's sake then, shut the f**k up about it, because that's where your involvement ends. 
Chuck and I were married one year ago, on the Fourth of July. Sure, we celebrated our first wedding anniversary in a hospital. But thanks to the Second Amendment, my crack-shot husband and the pistol he used, we were able to have a first anniversary.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

USA Jobs

I saw today on Zero Hedge and had to share it and a link to a good article. The Labor Department just like the Treasury and ever other useless government agencies has been lying about employment and inflation stats for years. this cartoon brings it all into focus,
Enjoy!


Here is a link to the article, America the land of the pat time or unemployed.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-02/part-time-jobs-surge-161000-full-time-jobs-tumble-349000

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Mig 29 Copies RAF Typhoon, Still a cool shot

Here is a video that's making the rounds of a Mig 29 easing up behind the ramp of a cargo plane. It reminds me of the RAF Typhoon that did it in 2007.









Canadian Top 10 List of Stupid American Actions

A friend sent me this link and it is hilarious and sadly true at the same time.
Hat tip Conservativebyte.com

This is so sad; from a proud, strong country to a laughing stock of the world…
Canadian’s Version of David Letterman’s Top 10. Just makes you want to shake your head in disbelief, and, just maybe choke someone in charge…
Of course we look like idiots we are…
# 10 Only in America… could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund-raising event.
# 09 Only in America… could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black, 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!
# 08 Only in America… could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
# 07 Only in America… can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
# 06 Only in America… would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens. (probably should be number one).
# 05 Only in America… could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be called EXTREMISTS.
# 04 Only in America… could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, or board a commercial aircraft, but not to vote.
# 03 Only in America… could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
# 02 Only in America… could you collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7 Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.
# 01 Only in America…. could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.
PLEASE DON’T KEEP THIS – SEND IT OUT TO YOUR ENTIRE LIST.

Read more at http://conservativebyte.com/2015/07/canadas-top-10-list-of-americas-stupidity/

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

787 Dreamliner

Here is a sensational video of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Paris Airshow rehearsal, this aircraft is powered by the General Electric GEnx-1b. 
The GEnx offers 15 percent better fuel burn than the CF-6 it was designed to replace, Key technologies that make this happen are the new high pressure compressor, the twin annular pre swirl combustor and the use of lightweight  and durable composite materiel throughout. The GEnx is the fist jet engine to have both front fan case and fan blades made of composite material. The GEnx is the quietest engine that we have produced.

Shameless plug, I'm in charge of the team that produces the large spool the core of the engine

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

F-15 Silent Eagle South Korea Pitch

This is what the the USAF needs  to order yesterday and kill off the Allied World Air Force killer the F-35.
The silent Eagle offers many advantages since pure stealth is becoming a zero sum game with new multi-band AESA radars and new technology IRST coming on line. For the USAF there is already a robust infrastructure in place to include the Depot at Warner Robbins, GA.

The F-15's legendary performance combined with the new technology offered in the Silent Eagle will give the air war commander many options not available with the F-35. Little things like range, speed, payload, duel engine capability, a second crew member ect. I could go on but why bother.

Bottom line any decision by the politicians and the Air Staff that does not include recapitalizing the Tactical Air Forces with F-15 Silent Eagle will prove once again that they are corrupt and without ethics. For the Air Staff it points to a complete lack of integrity and leadership.




Thursday, June 4, 2015

Strike Eagles on the Mach Loop

48 FW F-15E Strike Eagles low level training on the Mach loop in the UK.
These guys arr really hauling the mail!

Hat Tip Foxtrot Alpha




Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day

Words simply fail me after a video like this. Everyone of our useless leaders in D.C. need to be sent this  so they can see the  pain of the families of the lost warriors.

After the fall of Ramadi I'm now convinced that no one in the Obama administration has a clue and has sold old not only this country but turned its back on the Armed Forces along with the usual suspects in congress.

My prayers for the fallen
Semper Fi



Sunday, May 17, 2015

F-15C Working as a Strike Aircraft

The IAF pioneered the use of F-15 A-D models as an ad hoc ground attack aircraft back in the early 80's. While the Eagle always had a rudimentary ability to deliver iron bombs the USAF never pursued the course. In its initial development the IAF used F-15 D's to carry AGM-15 glide weapons with the C dropping Mk-82 conventional  bombs. This was the combination used during Operation Wooden Leg the attack on a PLO headquarters located  in Tunisia. (Hat Tip Foxtrot Alpha)

Later the IAF utilized CFT's on the C and D models and with this have extended the ground attack capability of these Eagles. Today they have this home grown capability that can be used in conjunction with their F-15I Ra'am aircraft.

To my knowledge the only USAF C model unit that routinely used CFTs was the 57th Fighter Squadron at Keflavik Iceland for the extra fuel that is carried.




F-15C Baz with CFT's and JDAMS
57 FIS C models with CFT's

A-10 The King of CAS

Beyond the shadow of a doubt the A-10 is the best close air support aircraft in the world today.
The Air Staff arguing for its early retirement shows that they to the man are without honor and do not really believe in supporting the Grunt on the ground. Their lack of leadership is simple unbelievable.
But that aside here is an excellent A-10 video.

American Airlines Boeing 787

Here is an excellent shot of American Airlines newest 787. What is amazing about the 787 in flight shots is the unbelievable flex of the wings. American's 787 are powered by the outstanding General Electric GEnx turbofan.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Downed Marine Helicopter Found

The downed USMC UH-1Y Huey that went down while flying rescue missions in Nepal has been found.
Unfortunately all aboard appear to have been killed in the crash.

Here is the link to the Fox News article

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/05/15/nepal-says-wreckage-missing-us-marine-helicopter-found/

UH-1Y Super Venom

Friday, May 8, 2015

Airmen Badassery,3 Combat Controllers to be decorated

Three USAF Combat Controllers will be decorated for their actions on Sept 27, 2014 in Afghanistan.
These Airman along with their Special Operation Force comrades along with Afghanistan commandos fought a pitched battle against a determined insurgent enemy force.

The three:



Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew J. Greiner, left, and Senior Airman Goodie J. Goodman, right, will receive the Silver Star on Wednesday, May 6, for heroism in Afghanistan in September 2014. Senior Airman Dustin H. Temple, center, will receive the Air Force Cross. (Photos released by the Air Force)

For the full article click the link
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/05/05/in-pitched-afghan-battle-insurgents-wanted-to-take-u-s-troops-hostage/?tid=hpModule_9d3add6c-8a79-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e&hpid=z12


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rafale

I've always had a soft spot in my heart for French Mirage fighter jets, there is just something elegant in their design. I've always wondered why the Rafale has not made it to the export market considering how many countries have flown Mirages over the years. Well this has all changed in the last 8 weeks, the Rafale is now been sold to the Egyptian Air Force with 24, Qatar with 24 and the Indian Air Force a current Mirage 2000 user will by initial 36 with a potential follow on for up to a total of 126 airframes.
This is good for the French but does show a problem with the U.S government getting in the way of advanced F-16 sales to Egypt and holding back on equipment for what could have been Super Hornets for the Indian AF.