Category: Military


From Marcus Luttrell via Independent Journal Review

 

 

 

 

 

      Jesse wins nearly two million dollars from Chris Kyle’s widow in a “defamation” lawsuit . Defamation of character presumes that one has some character to begin with , a difficult task to prove in Ventura’s case … that is where the court failed . What a piece of s**t ….

 

 

 

The Twitterverse exploded on announcement of the verdict …

 

 

 

 

 

Readers can show their support here at this Support Taya Kyle Facebook page .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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” Kevin captured a pic of the completed centerpiece for the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. What do you think? 

This year’s event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and the theme is “Stars and Stripes.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 VA Hospital Workers Claim Retaliation For Blowing Whistle On The Horrors They Saw

 

 

 

 

 

” When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in New York, saw the clinic restrain a sexual assault survivor to a bed for seven consecutive hours, she released the woman.

  The next day, Ms. Riviello said, she was removed from her post as senior nurse manager and given a full-time desk job that prohibited her from contact with patients. She eventually was reprimanded and is facing a 30-day unpaid suspension for releasing the woman.

  Now, Ms. Riviello is one of more than 50 whistleblowers who say the Veterans Affairs Department retaliated against them for trying to do their jobs. The complaints got backing last week from the Justice Department’s office of special counsel, which issued a stern warning for the VA to shape up.

  Ms. Riviello said her reprimand for the November incident has cowed other nurses at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in New York.”

 

 

   We’re still waiting for the appearance of that “most open , honest and transparent” administration we keep hearing about…

 

 

 

       Being a whistle-blower in this administration is bad for your career . Ask the 50 brave souls at the VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See The Air Force Secretary’s Jaw-Dropping Reaction To Flight With Thunderbirds

 

 

 

 Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James became “violently ill” during a ride with the storied Thunderbirds aerial acrobatic team this week.

  Commanders at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., thought it would be good PR to invite the relatively new secretary for a flight with its most famous squadron. Amid tight defense spending, there is pressure to demonstrate the worth of the Thunderbirds, which is back in the air show business after having been grounded last year when sequestration took hold.

  But Tuesday’s F-16 flight did not go as planned in the cockpit for Ms. James, a former House defense staffer, Pentagon official and defense industry executive.

“ Someone got the bright idea to invite her on the airplane,” said a source familiar with the incident. “She got violently ill.” “

 

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VIDEO: Security Cameras Allegedly Record IAF Strike On Gaza Terrorists

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Footage in an unverified YouTube video published on Saturday shows a blast in a vehicle traveling on a road in a coastal region.

  According to Palestinian radio station Bian, the video depicts an Israeli strike targeting Popular Resistance Committees members Usama Hasumi and Muhammad Fasiah.

  On Friday, the IDF named the two as casualties in an IAF strike carried out in northern Gaza.

  The military said Hasumi and Fasiah were involved in rocket attacks on Israel in recent weeks and had been planning more attacks on Israeli citizens. “

 

Jerusalem Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexican Military Chopper Crosses The Border, Shoots At Agents

 

 

 

 

 

” News 4 Tucson has learned a Mexican military helicopter travelled across the border and fired on U.S. Border Patrol agents.

  It happened in the early morning hours Thursday, west of the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O’Odham Nation. The chopper fired on the agents but missed them. The chopper then flew back into Mexico. We’re told Mexican authorities contacted the U.S. and apologized for the incident.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ” We’ve received two statements regarding the incident:

Art del Cueto, Border Patrol Tucson Sector union president:

  The incident occurred after midnight and before 6 a.m. Helicopter flew into the U.S. and fired on two U.S. Border Patrol agents. The incident occurred west of the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The agents were unharmed. The helicopter went back into Mexico. Mexico then contacted U.S. authorities and apologized for the incident.”

KVOA

Inventor Of Kevlar, Tougher-Than-Steel Fiber In Bulletproof Vests, Dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Police Lt. David Spicer took four .45-caliber slugs to the chest and arms at point-blank range and lived to tell about it. Like thousands of other police officers and soldiers shot in the line of duty, he owes his life to a woman in Delaware by the name of Stephanie Kwolek.

  Kwolek, who died Wednesday at 90, was a DuPont chemist who in 1965 invented Kevlar, the lightweight, stronger-than-steel fiber used in bulletproof vests and other body armor around the world.

  A pioneer as a woman in a mostly male field, Kwolek made the breakthrough while working on specialty fibers at a DuPont laboratory in Wilmington, Delaware. At the time, DuPont was looking for strong, lightweight fibers that could replace steel in automobile tires and improve fuel economy. “

 

 

Read more about this amazing woman here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man Kills Himself At Arlington National Cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A man shot and killed himself this morning at Arlington National Cemetery, police confirmed.

” It appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Dustin Sternbeck, a spokesman for the Arlington County Police Department, said in a telephone interview with Military.com.

  The victim’s age and identity has not been released, the spokesman said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he was a military veteran, he said.

  A weapon of unknown make and model was retrieved from the scene, Sternbeck said. The incident occurred around 10:20 a.m. near the Pentagon Monument in Section 64, according to an article on ARLnow, a website based in Arlington, Virginia. Paramedics determined the man to be dead on site, the website reported.”

 

Military.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pentagon Funds ‘Cold War-Style’ Science Study To Track Mass Civil Unrest

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The Pentagon along with the Minerva Research Initiative, appears to have resuscitated and partially reconstituted a 60′s Cold War-era social science program used to detect political protest… 

  The controversial program called Project Camelot had been operational nearly a decade into the Vietnam war, as the Special Operations Research Office (SORO) located at American University had received millions in funding from the US Army to conduct a six country study on civil unrest. The current social science program directed by Minerva and the Department of Defense (DoD), appears to have also partnered with some of the most well-known universities in the United States by studying the behavior of peaceful activism and how political ideology shapes protest movements in the world at large.

  The Minerva Research Initiative has been conducting its studies with the sponsorship of the Department of Defense and its university partners since 2010. This new program has prompted a rebirth of the militarization of social science and in the process has undoubtedly opened a floodgate of ethical concerns. The creation of this partnership was born out of a speech by former Secretary of Defense as well as past Director of the CIA, Robert Gates. In April of 2008, Gates delivered a speech at the Association of American Universities, there he provided a vague outline for research that worked in conjunction with academia and other Pentagon affiliated agencies such as the DoD :

What we are considering is based to some degree on the success we had in the Cold War. During that period, we built up the Department of Defense’s – and the nation’s – intellectual capital with new research centers such as RAND and new mechanisms like, as I mentioned, the National Defense Education Act. With the Minerva initiative, we envision a consortia of universities that will promote research in specific areas. These consortia could also be repositories of open-source documentary archives. The Department of Defense, perhaps in conjunction with other government agencies, could provide the funding for these projects.”

Read more at 21st Century Wire

Boeing Test Flies The Unmanned QF-16 Fighter

 

 

Boeing Pilotless F-16

 

 

 

 

” As a pilotless F-16 roared into the sky Sept. 19 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., members of Boeing’s QF-16 team and the U.S. Air Force celebrated.

  The flight represented the first unmanned QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target flight.  Put another way, fighter pilots now have an adversary for which to train against that prepares them like never before.

  Two U.S. Air Force test pilots in a ground control station at Tydall remotely flew the QF-16, which is a retired F-16 jet modified to be an aerial target. While in the air, the QF-16 mission included a series of simulated maneuvers, reaching supersonic speeds, returning to base and landing, all without a pilot in the cockpit.

“ It was a little different to see it without anyone in it, but it was a great flight all the way around,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Inman, Commander, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron. “It’s a replication of current, real world situations and aircraft platforms they can shoot as a target. Now we have a 9G capable, highly sustainable aerial target.”

  Prior to the QF-16, the military used a QF-4 aircraft, which was a modification of the F-4 Phantom, a Vietnam-era fighter The modified QF-16 provides pilots a target that performs closer to many jets flying today.

  The QF-16s were all retired aircraft. Boeing retrieved them from Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona and restored them for flight.

  Next up, live fire testing moves to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The military will ultimately use QF-16s for weapons testing and other aerial training.

  So far, Boeing has modified six F-16s into the QF-16 configuration.

  To see the QF-16 make its first flight, watch the video. To see highlights from the cockpit video, click the link (pilotless F-16) in the written story.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATO Fighters Intercept Fully Armed Russian Jets In Cold War Revival

 

 

 

 

 

” Fully armed NATO and Russian aircraft keep having encounters as the tension between both powers increase. These photos were taken yesterday by RAF Eurofighters over Baltic airspace. They intercepted four SU-27 Flanker fighters and a Tupolev Tu22 Backfire bombers, among others.

  The Typhoon aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron, were launched after four separate groups of aircraft were detected by NATO air defences in international airspace near to the Baltic States.”

 

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Storm Clouds Gathering

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 17, 2014

” Iraq is descending into chaos, but not for the reasons you’re being fed by the politicians and the mainstream media.

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US To Partially Evacuate Embassy After String Of Baghdad Explosions

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Security is being beefed up at the U.S. embassy in the capital of Iraq and some staff members are being temporarily moved to other parts of Iraq and to Jordan, following a string of explosions in the area that have killed at least 15 and wounded more than 30. 

  A State Department spokeswoman says in a statement that a “substantial majority” of U.S. embassy staff will remain even as parts of the country experience instability and violence.

  One car bomb went off in the city center, killing 10 and wounding 21. After nightfall, another explosion hit the area, killing two and wounding five. The third went off near a falafel shop in the city’s sprawling Sadr City district, killing three and wounding seven.”

 

 

    The arming of the terrorists is now complete . Whatever armament Obama failed to provide for the terrs in Libya and Syria is now in their hands in Iraq . Heck of a job Barack . 

It’s 1973 all over again and think how many decades it took the US to recover from that failure of the political class in abandoning the priceless efforts of 58,220 brave American servicemen and women . Obama can now add 3,527 bodies to his list of “Smart Diplomacy” accomplishments.

    Now that’s “leadership” . The question is to who’s benefit … Ask yourselves , could the Jihadis have elected a better president to suit their goals ? Who’s interests do the Obama administration really represent ? Is there any doubt that the terrorists are stronger and in better shape now than they were six years ago ?

 

 

Terrorist Gains Under Obama

 

 

     Here is a recent map of the mid east and north Africa that shows exactly how much the Jihadi’s have gained since our illustrious “leader” took office . All of the highlighted countries have now either experienced major growth in terrorist activity , become safe havens for terrorist training camps or have become outright fiefdoms on the road to a “Global Caliphate” . So after six years of “leadership” by the enlightened one , ask yourself , who is really better off … the free world , or the Islamists ?

And these gains in Islamist good fortunes doesn’t even take into consideration the explosion of domestic training camps being established in the US nor the Federal government’s refusal to secure the most porous border in the world , thus allowing and unrestricted flow of enemies and materiels to pour in via Mexico . Don’t you feel safer ? Thanks Barack .

al Jazeera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ReasonTV’s Remy Strikes Again

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 13, 2014

” Remy reworks the Lee Greenwood classic for today’s Veterans Affairs administrators.

Written and Performed by Remy. Video by Meredith Bragg. Backing vocals and all instruments by Ben Karlstrom.

Approximately 2.30 minutes.

Scroll down for lyrics, and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/06/13… for links, downloadable versions, and more. 

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LYRICS:

Well they’ll be there in an instant
with the stars and stripes unfurled
glady going to the most dangerous
places in the world

But today it seems our fighting folks
are in danger once again
You may have seen the headlines in the news
or watching CNN

When we heard the wait times on our list
were so long that patients died
We said “This is government-run healthcare”
“So we’re gonna do what’s right”

We’re gonna grab a piece of paper
and we’ll make a second list
We’ll just say that wait times aren’t that long
and that no deadlines were missed
and when people die we’ll cross them off
and pretend they don’t exist
cuz there ain’t no doubt we can’t be fired
God bless the government

It ain’t just about the soldiers
you see we also sacrifice
There are days you’ll find us working
until the crack of 4:45

But for all the soldiers out there
who sick and need some help
What can they do to get the government
to care about their health?

They could grab a piece of paper
and write down something like this
and abandon your whole unit
then they’ll care when you get sick
and if people die when they look for you
we’ll pretend they don’t exist
cuz there ain’t no doubt we can’t be fired
God bless the government.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iraq Crisis: Baghdad Prepares For The Worst As Islamist Militants Vow To Capture The Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Iraq is breaking up. The Kurds have taken the northern oil city of Kirkuk that they have long claimed as their capital. Sunni fundamentalist fighters vow to capture Baghdad and the Shia holy cities further south.

  Government rule over the Sunni Arab heartlands of north and central Iraq is evaporating as its 900,000-strong army disintegrates. Government aircraft have fired missiles at insurgent targets in Mosul, captured by Isis on Monday, but the Iraqi army has otherwise shown no sign of launching a counter-attack.

  The nine-year Shia dominance over Iraq, established after the US, Britain and other allies overthrew Saddam Hussein, may be coming to an end. The Shia may continue to hold the capital and the Shia-majority provinces further south, but they will have great difficulty in re-establishing their authority over Sunni provinces from which their army has fled.

  It is unlikely that the Kurds will give up Kirkuk. “The whole of Kirkuk has fallen into the hands of peshmerga [Kurdish soldiers],” said the peshmerga spokesman Jabbar Yawar. “No Iraqi army remains in Kirkuk.”

  Foreign intervention is more likely to come from Iran than the US. The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran would act to combat “the violence and terrorism” of Isis”. Iran emerged as the most influential foreign power in Baghdad after 2003. As a fellow Shia-majority state, Iraq matters even more to Iran than Syria.”

 

The Independent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[VIDEO] If You Want Proof Of High Treason, You Need To See “The Sea Of Arms”

 

 

 

 

 

” No your eyes are not deceiving you. Do you want proof of high treason? Look no further than video footage received from Libya called “the sea of arms.”

  This video is not fake or even satire. I wish it were. This comes directly from the Al Qaeda forces in Libya as a way of bragging. This is literally a stock pile of anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles handed directly to the Libyan rebels. This does not include the weapons deal that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens.”

 

 

    This is a totally unsubstantiated claim as a Google translation of some of the comments yields very ambiguous results . If some viewer is proficient in Arabic we would be eternally grateful for a translation of the video’s dialogue .

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GMN: Bikers Enroute To Free US Marine In Mexico Prison!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 12, 2014

” The founder and president of Shield Tactical, John W. Harrington, made the trek from Shiner, Texas to Tombstone, Ariz., in the effort to ultimately free Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who served two combat tours in Afghanistan and has been held in a Mexican prison since the beginning of April on weapons smuggling charges.

  Pete Santilli of the Guerilla Media Network (GMN) caught up with Harrington on the road. In a video posted at GMN’s YouTube page, Harrington confirmed that he was on his way to meet with the group “Riders USA.” The group “2 Million Bikers to DC” has also been supporting the effort, posting updates at their Facebook page.

  In the video, Harrington questions the wisdom charging the imprisoned Marine with smuggling. “He had [three] guns that were registered to him,” he said, also pointing out that “armed Mexican military crosses the U.S. border daily – oftentimes by accident. We turn them around and let them go home,” he explained.

  Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi missed an exit, forcing him into the San Ysidro border crossing, described as “the busiest border crossing in the world” at Fox News Latino. One commuter was quoted in the article as saying “…once you pass the last U.S. exit, if you’re in the right lane, there is no way to get over to the far left lane to make a U-turn back to the U.S.,” he said. “You have to go through to the border.”

  According to Tahmooressi’s mother Jill, the young Marine had all of his worldly possessions in his vehicle, including his legally-owned firearms. A month after Tahmooressi’s arrest, “a huge lighted sign [for the U-turn lane back to the U.S.] was added to make it more visible.”

  Mexico has particularly harsh gun laws, as described at the website of the Consulate General of the United States in Tijuana. Despite this, their “gun homicide” rate is almost triple that of the United States. According to Mexico’s central statistics bureau (INEGI) for 2012, 98 percent of all murders go unsolved.

Mirrored Video from: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieFmf…

Article from:
http://hunting-washington.com “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From America’s Freedom Watcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowe Bergdahl gets his shots prior to deployment to Afghanistan .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taliban: We Found Bergdahl Alone, Cursing Americans

 

 

 

 

” The Taliban were just as confused by Bowe Bergdahl as the Afghan villagers who first encountered him after he allegedly wandered off his base, two former commanders say. Fighters rushed to capture Bergdahl after villagers informed them of his presence, and he was found walking alone, acting strangely, and cursing his fellow Americans, one commander tells NBC. He said “he wasn’t happy with his countrymen, but he didn’t intend to convert to Islam” or become a jihadi, the commander says. Both say that they at first believed it was some kind of trick, and they wondered how and why he had left the base alone—which he may have done more than once. They say he described his departure as a “personal issue.” “

 

Newser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Bowe Bergdahl Fiasco Cries Out for Obama’s Impeachment

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 7, 2014

 http://www.westernfreepress.com/?p=23… 

” June 7, 2014
Judge Jeanine Pirro again calls for Obama’s impeachment — this time for the astonishing exchange of one (alleged) US deserter for 5 top Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay. Judge Jeanine warns that the future atrocities these five perpetrate will be attributable to Barack Obama. Obama didn’t “release” these murderers, he”unleashed” them says Judge Jeanine.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Of Original Group Of Navajo Code Talkers Dies

 

 

Chester Nez

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” Marine veteran Michael Smith wept Wednesday when he heard about the death of Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo Code Talkers.

  Smith, from Window Rock, who had met Nez several times, described him as a “quiet, humble” Navajo Marine.”

 

 

 

 

” Smith said that the passing of Nez — the last of the first 29 Navajo men who created a code from their language that stumped the Japanese in World War II — marked the closure of a chapter in the story of a special group of veterans.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Nez died Wednesday morning in Albuquerque, where he lived with his son Michael. He was 93. His family said he died of kidney failure.”

 

AZ Central has more

 

 

 

 

 

More Startling Information Revealed About The VA Scandal…This Is Worse Than We Thought

 

 

 

 

” According to Acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson, the number of veterans who potentially died as a result of long delays at VA facilities in Phoenix is more than twice as many as reported last month.

  Of the approximately 1,700 veterans VA Inspector General Richard Griffin reported were in danger of being “lost or forgotten” within the department’s bureaucracy and systematic delays, 17 were said to have died as a result. Gibson recently appeared in Phoenix – the epicenter of the VA scandal – for the first time in his current capacity, where he announced another 18 veterans died after their names were scrubbed from waiting list records.”

 

Story continues

Illustration by Lisa Benson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A D-Day Veteran Politely Declines Obama Invitation

 

 

 

 

” Some of the veterans attending the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings here in France have fascinating stories.

  Take George Ciampa, the most vibrant and spry 89-year-old I have ever met. In 1944, he landed in Normandy as a soldier assigned to the 84th Graves Registration Unit. “I spent the next few years going from France to Germany helping to bury people,” he told me. He was involved in setting up the temporary military cemeteries in Normandy that have now become stirring memorials to our fallen dead. 

  The experience transformed George, and he eventually became a filmmaker celebrating America’s heroes. His website tells the story of the four documentaries he has done on military valor. He is still making films today.”

 

 

    The money quote from Mr Ciampa expresses how so many of us feel towards the office of Commander-In-Chief and the current occupant .

 

 

 “It’s not that we don’t want to respect the commander-in-chief,” one told me sadly. “It’s just that he makes it so hard to do so.”

 

 

National Review has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disturbing Facts Revealed About Bowe Bergdahl’s Father

 

 

Robert Bergdahl Tweets

 

 

 

 

” During the last days before Taliban “prisoner” Bowe Bergdahl was released—we now know he deserted his unit, renounced his American citizenship in a note, and actively sought out the Taliban—his father was very busy.

  On May 28, 2014, Robert Bergdahl tweeted out the following:

“ I am still working to free all Guantanamo Bay prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, amen!”

  This tweet was actually tweeted to a Taliban spokesman!

  A day later, he tweeted another Taliban Twitter account: “Democracy is a cult in the West” (and went on to defend sharia law.)

  After Obama failed to release all Guantanamo Bay prisoners in exchange for his son—just five Taliban “generals,” one of whom ran one of Osama Bin Laden’s training camps—Robert Bergdahl quietly deleted his tweet, refusing to explain his “work” to free all those so-called unjustly held prisoners.

  But Robert Bergdahl has also been busy on YouTube. One of the videos on his “Favorites” list is a rant by the famous Imam of the 9/11 terrorists, Anwar al-Awlaki, entitled, “Why the World Hates America.” “

 

 

Western Journalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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