” The U.S. Military does not build its own weapons. Instead, it purchases them from third party contractors who have proven that they provide the best weapon at the best price. One of these contractors is Trijicon, which manufactures rifle scopes. On these scopes, Trijicon includes what looks like a cryptic code, although it makes perfect sense to practicing Christians: JN8:12 and 2COR4:6. In other words, John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. Both passages refer to Jesus as a light in the darkness; neither advocates a crusading religious fervor.
Despite the fact that the notations matter only to those who care, have no meaning to those who don’t, and are too cryptic to count as proselytizing, Muslims have been complaining about that those thirteen characters for years. They challenged the same markings when they were discovered in 2010 on Army and Marine equipment.”
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Caught On Camera: Shocking Moment Man Attacked Uniformed U.S. Army Captain At Wal-Mart Because Of His Military Service
” A crazed man attacked a U.S. Army officer at a Wal-Mart store in Albany, New York, after verbally harassing the solider for his military service, video surveillance footage shows.
Albany police released the footage after charging 47-year-old Yiqiang Wu of Schenectady with assault as a hate crime for Thursday’s fight at a checkout line.
The Army captain told police that a man behind him in line began to yell derogatory comments at him about the United States and his service to the nation.”
“A U.S. Army officer sent an email to dozens of subordinates listing the American Family Association and Family Research Council as “domestic hate groups” because they oppose homosexuality — and warned officers to monitor soldiers who might be supporters of the groups.
“Just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values,” read an email from Lt. Col. Jack Rich to three dozen subordinates at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army Values – don’t just walk by – do the right thing and address the concern before it becomes a problem.”
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told Fox News he was disturbed by the contents of the email.
“It’s very disturbing to see where the Obama Administration is taking the military and using it as a laboratory for social experimentation — and also as an instrument to fundamentally change the culture,” he said. “The message is very clear – if you are a Christian who believes in the Bible, who believes in transcendent truth, there is no place for you in the military.”
The Army denied there is any attack on Christians or those who hold religious beliefs.” “
- In Obama’s America “Army Values” Don’t Tolerate Christian Views on Marriage (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Obama Admin Instructs Army to Label Christian Ministries as ‘Domestic Hate Groups’ (1800politics.com)
- Again: US Army Officer Describes Mainstream Christian Groups as Extremists (pjmedia.com)
- Army: Keep an Eye on Anti-Gay, Anti-Muslim Soldiers (radio.foxnews.com)
- STARNES: Army email labels Christian ministries as ‘hate groups’ (radio.foxnews.com)
- Lawmakers Want Army to Apologize for Attacks on Christians (radio.foxnews.com)
- Amp Up The Christian Hate … (tarpon.wordpress.com)
- All Over America Evangelical Christians Are Being Labeled As “Extremists” And “Hate Groups” (sgtreport.com)
- The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti Defamation League are in themselves HATE GROUPS (truthtalk13.wordpress.com)
- The Army’s List of “Domestic Hate Groups” (radio.foxnews.com)
” The Army’s research and development arm has funded a three-year research program at University of California, San Diego investigating nanofoam for protection — the first foam armor endeavor ever, the college said.
“We’re developing nanofoams that help disperse the force of an impact over a wider area,” explained UC San Diego professor of structural engineering Yu Qiao. “They will appear to be less rigid but will actually be more resistant than ordinary foams.”
Qiao’s nanofoam may someday protect soldiers’ brains from blast trauma and prevent blast-induced lung injury. It may also be used to protect buildings from blasts.”
- Engineers develop nanofoams for better body armor, layers of protection for buildings (nanowerk.com)
- US to test impregnable body armour made of ‘nanofoam’ (indiavision.com)
- Researchers Investigate Nanofoams for Structural Protection (azonano.com)
- Nanofoams Can Take a Hit (polymersolutions.com)
- Researchers develop light nanofoam that is more resistant to impact (vr-zone.com)
- Nanofoams could create better body armor (upi.com)
- New Nanofoam Could Improve Body Armor for Soldiers, Quake-Proof Buildings (dailytech.com)
” In a training exercise in Afghanistan last month, a U.S. soldier was injured by a malfunctioning XM25 grenade launcher, so the Army has announced that they decided to pull the experimental grenade launcher so they can address the issue.
“The gunner training on the weapon system received superficial injuries,” Army spokesman Matthew Bourke told the Military Times. “The gunner was medically evaluated and returned to duty.”
While the grenade’s internal safeties prevented the grenade’s payload from detonation, the launcher suffered from a double-feed after firing out of battery.
The primer and propellant of the grenade detonated rendering the grenade launcher inoperable. This is the second critical malfunction the experimental weapon has had since being deployed to Afghanistan. The first design flaw, one that also allowed the XM25 to fire out of battery, has since been addressed.
The XM25 was scheduled to go into low-rate production later this year, with fixes and updates based its performance over nearly three years of service in Afghanistan, with ATK to deliver 36 more Punishers to the Army for service as part of a $65.8 million program to speed the XM25s development.”
It was expected to leave its experimental phase and enter full production in 2014.”
- WEAPONS: Israel Has A Better Idea (strategypage.com)
- Machine Guns and Grenade Launchers in Slow-Mo (VIDEO) (guns.com)
- Army Pulls XM25 After Double-Feed Primer Blast (thetruthaboutguns.com)
- Daraa: hundreds of missile and grenade launchers, heavy artillery and ammunition, made in Israel and U.S., seized to the terrorists ~ Daraa: centinaia di lancia-missili e lancia-granate, artiglieria pesante e munizioni, fabbricati in Israele e USA, seques (syrianfreepress.wordpress.com)
” After a lengthy back-and-forth bidding war between Colt and Remington, one that would eventually involve the Government Accountability Office and the threat of a Congressional hearing, F.N. Herstal has won the contract to update and replace the Army’s aging rifles.
In April of 2012, Remington finally broke the chain of Colt contracts with the U.S. Army, placing an $84 million bid for a run of 120,000 M4A1s, with 24,000 carbines to be delivered starting September of this year.
The cost per Remington M4A1 was just $673 per. Their bid severely undercut Colt’s previous contract, which priced the rifles at over $1,200 a piece.
FN’s contract with the Army is $77 million for the first 120,000 rifles, which works out to a bottom line of just under $642 per M4A1. These will be manufactured at FNH USA in South Carolina along side the M16A4s and M249s FNH USA currently produces for the U.S. armed forces.”
- Oops Didn’t Work Out for Colt (tarpon.wordpress.com)
- FNH Lands Army M4 Contract, Underbids Colt, Remington (guns.com)
” Gordon L. Petro, a retired U.S. Army command sergeant major, thinks the two years he spent in captivity during the Korean War were a “cakewalk.”
“I spent a couple of years in a POW camp in Korea,” he said. “But it was probably a cakewalk compared to what those poor guys went through in Vietnam.”
U.S. Congressman Bill Posey presented the humble veteran, who served 27 years in the Army, with a Prisoner of War medal on Friday. Petro, who is now 80, retired as a command sergeant major and then pursued a career teaching Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, in California. He retired, again, to Brevard County.”
- Fla. man finally gets medal for Korean War service (miamiherald.com)
- Korean War vet, retired Charlotte firefighter, to get medals earned in 1951 (charlotteobserver.com)
- Remains of Korean War POW heading home after 62 years (stripes.com)
- POW/MIA Korean War Veteran Finally Laid To Rest (dfw.cbslocal.com)
- Farewell to CSM Basil Plumley (historynet.com)
- Korean War POW To Be Buried Near Home After 62 Years (dfw.cbslocal.com)
” The blueprint for how Americans would be disarmed during a declared civil emergency is contained in an Army manual that outlines a plan to confiscate firearms to prevent them falling into the hands of rioters or dissidents.
Given the imminent introduction of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s draconian gun control legislation, which would instantly criminalize millions of gun owners in the United States if passed, concerns that the Obama administration could launch a massive gun confiscation effort have never been greater.
In July 2012, the process by which this could take place was made clear in a leaked US Army Military Police training manual for “Civil Disturbance Operations” (PDF) dating from 2006. Similar plans were also outlined in an updated manual released in 2010 entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations. “
- Obama blueprint for disarming Americans (wnd.com)
- Obama Would Call on Military to Disarm Americans During National Emergency (musicians4freedom.com)
- Firearm Confiscation Plan Announced For America (dprogram.net)
- Fear Guns? (lewrockwell.com)
- Video: Dianne Feinstein Says Her Goal is to Disarm All Americans (dprogram.net)
- How Will They Confiscate Your Guns? (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Civil War Is Coming….Store Food, Store Water Or Leave The Country Now (afteramerica.wordpress.com)
- Gun Confiscation in 10 Easy Steps! (therightofway.net)
” NEW BERN, N.C. — It was probably all over but the dying in late 1944, but no one could convince Germany’s Adolf Hitler of the fact.
In the seas, he was sending orders that virtually turned his once-feared, but now miniscule U-boat fleet into kamikazes; on land, he was pressing a mixture of his best warriors and some untrained teenaged soldiers to make a last great offensive to break the incoming Allied forces before they crossed the Rhine.
He chose to assault the American line along the Ardennes mountains in Belgium because he believed Americans would be the quickest to run. On Dec. 16, a surprise attack opened one of the longest battles of the war (it would last through late January 1945) — a battle that, at times, looked dark for the Yanks.
Its official name was the Ardennes Counteroffensive. But when newspapers ran maps showing the deep curvature of the American battle lines as a result of the offensive, the battle was popularly renamed “The Battle of the Bulge.”
Retired U.S. Army Col. Abbott Weatherly, now 96, remembers the battle well. He was in the thick of it, a young artillery major overseeing a battery with the 113th Field Artillery — a unit raised, in part, from Battery D, National Guard, in New Bern.
Abbott, born in 1916, graduated from the New Bern school system in 1935, when he signed up with the National Guard armory — located then where the New Bern police station is today. “
- The Battle of the Bulge (xbradtc.com)
- Charles Durning, D-Day and Ardennes Veteran, German POW, Character Actor, dies at 89 (xbradtc.com)
- A Very Sad Christmas – The Battle of the Bulge (1944) (davidmixner.com)
Words Obama Could Have Read But Didn’t
” Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Second Lieutenant Inouye crawled up the treacherous slope to within five yards of the nearest machine gun and hurled two grenades, destroying the emplacement. Before the enemy could retaliate, he stood up and neutralized a second machine gun nest. Although wounded by a sniper’s bullet, he continued to engage other hostile positions at close range until an exploding grenade shattered his right arm. Despite the intense pain, he refused evacuation and continued to direct his platoon until enemy resistance was broken and his men were again deployed in defensive positions. In the attack, 25 enemy soldiers were killed and eight others captured. By his gallant, aggressive tactics and by his indomitable leadership, Second Lieutenant Inouye enabled his platoon to advance through formidable resistance, and was instrumental in the capture of the ridge. Second Lieutenant Inouye’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army.”
Instead He Spoke Of His Favorite Topic Of Conversation … Himself
” You know when you’re talking about a Medal of Honor winner and the highest ranked Asian elected official, there might be a few other topics to talk about then your own vacation memories, but well, Obama loves his vacations. He doesn’t love much else, but he sure loves his vacations. And talking about himself.
And Obama combined his two great passions, vacations and talking about himself, in true classy style at Senator Inouye’s funeral.
“Now, even though my mother and grandparents took great pride that they had voted for him, I confess that I wasn’t paying much attention to the United States Senate at the age of four or five or six. It wasn’t until I was 11 years old that I recall even learning what a U.S. senator was, or it registering, at least.”
Death must be a truly horrifying phenomenon for Obama. Other people at least take comfort in knowing that their country and their family will go on, but for Obama there is nothing else. Everything only exists in relation to him in a completely solipsistic universe.
Senator Inouye only exists in relation to Obama. “
- Inouye praised as humble leader at Hawaii Capitol (news.yahoo.com)
- All About Him! Obama spends 10 minutes relecting on himself during Daniel Inouye’s Funeral (genomega1.wordpress.com)
- True leadership: At Senator Daniel Inouye funeral, Obama mentions himself 63 times (tomfaranda.typepad.com)
- Grotesque Obama eulogy for Sen. Inouye (americanthinker.com)
- Death of An American Hero (pointsandfigures.com)
- UNREAL. Obama Uses Sen. Inouye’s Funeral to Drone On About Himself For 10 Minutes (Video) (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty Each Deserve the Medal of Honor (conservativesonfire.wordpress.com)
- The Medal of Honor: 6 Surprising Facts (history.com)
” A M249 machine gunner runs directly towards a hail of Taliban PKM machine gun fire and RPGs, laying down suppressing fire once he makes it to cover. From the cameraman: This is a short video of first few minutes of one of our firefights in Afghanistan. We were crossing an open field when a RPG/PKM Taliban fire team engaged us from about 200 meters away. The initial shot was a RPG that landed about 10 meters away from Alpha team but did not explode and bounced over the file of soldiers. From that point a Taliban PKM gunner engaged us with about 200 rounds. No US soldiers were injured during this engagement. (Not shown in video) After about 15 minutes of trading rounds the Taliban ran away. “
” Citation Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt distinguished himself by acts of bravery on 1 July, 1898, near Santiago de Cuba, Republic of Cuba, while leading a daring charge up San Juan Hill. Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, in total disregard for his personal safety, and accompanied by only four or five men, led a desperate and gallant charge up San Juan Hill, encouraging his troops to continue the assault through withering enemy fire over open countryside. Facing the enemy’s heavy fire, he displayed extraordinary bravery throughout the charge and was the first to reach the enemy trenches, where he quickly killed one of the enemy with his pistol, allowing his men to continue the assault. His leadership and valor turned the tide in the Battle for San Juan Hill. Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army. “
- The Medal of Honor: 6 Surprising Facts (history.com)
- 6 Things You May Not Know About the Spanish-American War (history.com)
- Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Highlights 93rd Theodore Roosevelt Association Meeting in Chicago, October 25-28, 2012 (prweb.com)
- The Thought of Industry in the Hands of Paganism (americanclarion.com)