Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pic Of The Day

F-16I from the IAF, Syrian, Iranian and Hezbollah commanders have nightmares about these guys.

SEALS Court Martial Starts

I cannot belive the Navy is going through this sham court martial. Since the terrorist was and is dirt bag scum it’s shame they took him captive alive. The message this trail sends is a bad one and I can almost guarantee in the future these captives will not be taken care off and brought in for interrogation. My hope is the Navy wises up and dismisses all charges since the prosecution main witness is the scumbag terrorist

From the UPI
Prosecutors have dropped lying charges against two Navy SEALs implicated in an Iraqi detainee abuse case.
Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe still face courts-martial in Norfolk, Va., for allegedly not protecting a reputed terrorist after his capture in Fallujah, Iraq. Huertas also faces a second charge of impeding an investigation.
Charges that the men lied to an investigator were formally withdrawn Tuesday in response to earlier testimony that they were not read their rights.
The case against them and a third Navy SEAL stem from the 2004 detention of Ahmed Hashim Abed. Keefe’s trial is set for April 19, with the case against Huertas will follow. The third defendant, Petty Officer 2nd class Matthew McCabe, is to face a court-martial in May for allegedly hitting Abed in the stomach while Keefe and Huertas were in the room.


I had a request to post a pic of the tanks I used to crew on while in the USMCR. Here is a decent pic of an M60A1 medium tank like I was a crewmember on. You know your getting old when the tanks you crewed on are either static displays or on the known distance ranges getting blown away.

Weight- 60 tons
Length- 32'4"
Width- 13'6"
Height- 12'6"
Ground Clearance- 18in
Track Width- 28in
Forward speed- 30 mph
Reverse speed- 10 mph
Engine- 750 hp Continental AVDS-1790 V-12 diesel
Vertical- obstacle climb 49 in
Maximum width ditch- 108 in
Fording Depth- 48 in
Main Gun- 105mm/51cal M68 rifiled gun with 63 rounds
Coaxial machinegun- M240 - 7.62mm with 5,950 rounds
Commander's machinegun- M85 - .50 cal antiaircraft gun with 900 rounds

I've been slack

I've been slack over the last few months but I still have a lot to share so I'll be blocking a little time every day for some updates and pics.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A real first pitch

This is how a first pitch should be thrown, not the rainbow that the one threw, soon after he threw our Nuclear deterrent under the bus.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

First USAF not Army Air Corps MOH Award

Major Benard Fisher the United States Air Force's first medal of honor recipient

The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR to




For service as set forth in the following:


For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Major Bernard Francis Fisher, United States Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Pilot with the 1st Air Commando Squadron, 14th Air Commando Wing, in action near Bien Hoa and Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam. On 10 March 1966, the special forces camp at A Shau was under attack by 2,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars. Hostile troops had positioned themselves between the airstrip and the camp. Other hostile troops had surrounded the camp and were continuously raking it with automatic weapons fire from the surrounding hills. The tops of the 1,500-foot hills were obscured by an 800 foot ceiling, limiting aircraft maneuverability and forcing pilots to operate within range of hostile gun positions, which often were able to fire down on the attacking aircraft. During the battle, Major Fisher observed a fellow airman crash land on the battle-torn airstrip. In the belief that the downed pilot was seriously injured and in imminent danger of capture, Major Fisher announced his intention to land on the airstrip to effect a rescue. Although aware of the extreme danger and likely failure of such an attempt, he elected to continue. Directing his own air cover, he landed his aircraft and taxied almost the full length of the runway, which was littered with battle debris and parts of an exploded aircraft. While effecting a successful rescue of the downed pilot, heavy ground fire was observed, with 19 bullets striking his aircraft. In the face of the withering ground fire, he applied power and gained enough speed to lift-off at the overrun of the airstrip. Major Fisher’s profound concern for his fellow airman, and at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Air Force and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country.


In Case You Missed It

Earlier this week the USS Nicholas engaged and took down Somali prates on Thursday, sinking their boats and capturing pirates.
Hap Tip Black Five and Sniper for the poster

Apache 4 Terrorists Zero

ASSHAT of The Week Rep. John Boccieri (D) OH

Rep. John Boccieri (D)OH 16th district is this weeks ASSHAT of the week. He was quoted yesterday in saying
"“Having flown missions in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan, I know what it’s like to be in harm’s way. But I never imagined serving in Congress could feel the same. While Members of Congress, including myself, experience threats against our lives, our families, and our staff in the wake of the historic health care vote, I am calling on our leaders to be responsible with their remarks, especially those with a national microphone.

“We need to have a respectful conversation about contemporary issues, however once that discussion crosses into incendiary and dangerous remarks, it is time for Members of Congress to speak up.

“As passions run deep, violence will never solve our problems. I demand responsible leadership on both sides of the aisle because progress should not cower to the politics of fear.”

Personally knowing many Marines who have served as lost men in thier Conpanies in Iraq, his staement is absurd at any level. Of course this is the lefts mantra now, the same people who openly appluded the talks and films on the killing of President Bush now think that poeple who oppose the government takeover of our lives are dangerous and not patroti. Maybe the reprasenative should start looking for a real job since his yes vote on healthcare should have hom on the street this Novenmber.

ARM Leader Killed in South Africa

Afrikaner Resistance Movement Leader Eugene Terre’blanche was beaten and hacked too death at his farm adding to the total of white farmers killed in recent years throughout South Africa. While I may not agree totally with his politics to think that a opposing party leader is assassinated such a way in a supposed democracy should concern everyone in the stability on not only South Africa bout southern Africa as a whole
This is what happens when communists gain control and anarchy rules. South Africa is on its way to Zimbabwe status. This is to bad considering all of the scenic beauty and natural resources it has. Where is Executive Outcomes when you need it?