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Happy birthday to the Corps…

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The U.S. Marine Corps turned  243 years  old yesterday.  That’s right  —  the Corps is actually older than the country, since its roots are in the Continental Marines of the Revolutionary War period.  They have participated in every major war in U.S. history.   Happy birthday,  indeed!

 

 

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November 11, 2018 at 2:07 pm

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Jean Watters, R.I.P.

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Say a little prayer for Jean Watters.   I doubt this good lady will need it,  but  it can’t hurt.   The Enigma code breakers were quite serious about their work,  and remained tight-lipped about it even after it was declassified in 1975.   One of them has  been buried  in Nebraska where she retired to with her American husband.   Jean Watters contributed greatly to the Allied war effort,  but never felt the need to brag about her valuable work.

 

 

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September 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm

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Needed: The Art of War…

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When Allen  West writes,  one should pay attention.   If you have not read Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”,  do so,  and you’ll understand the point Col. West is making.

I have read it,  long before Col. West was required to do so by the Army.  I found it to be a masterpiece of how to examine one’s foe and locate his weaknesses,  then take advantage of them.  I have found it useful in every job I’ve ever held,  especially because so few of my coworkers had ever heard of the book,   much less read it.

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April 11, 2018 at 2:55 pm

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Zuke confusion…

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This German gentleman is no doubt somewhat embarrassed at having mistaken a  large zucchini  for a bomb,  but at least he didn’t make the opposite mistake with potentially deadly consequences.

 

 

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November 5, 2017 at 3:57 pm

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16 years…

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That is how long it has been since the 9/11 terrorist attack on our country,  and yet many of us are still blind,  dumb,  and deaf when it comes to Islamic terrorism.

Daniel Greenfield,  a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, learned everything he  needed to know about Islam on that dreadful day, because he was one of those bewildered,  shocked people walking away from the devastation in Manhattan.    

But Greenfield has earned.  Many of us have not.   Many of us believe the Lefist tripe that identifying terrorists by the religion which drives them is racist or Islamophobic,  or somehow just wrong.   It has been deemed politically incorrect,  of course,  almost as unforgivable as not protesting against statues of Robert E. Lee or not supporting the “right” of illegal aliens to stay in the U.S.

It will not surprise you to know that I have zero patience with these views. Few of the people who proclaim Islam to be a religion of peace know a damned thing about it.  They have not read a true translation of the Koran.  They probably have not even visited the website of MEMRI,  an organization which does the heavy lifting when it comes to pointing out the differences between what those in the Middle East say for the benefit of Western viewers and what they say for local consumption.

Barack Obama would shrug at each new attack,  loose another volley of meaningless speech,  then go play golf.   It became the new normal to have attacks take place on American soil by Islamists we allowed to come here, or who were born here because progressives and Leftists had no intention of dealing with the problem and never will,  deeming it perfectly acceptable to have dozens of their fellow citizens injured and killed by their refusal to bestir themselves.   The only proper response to Islamic terrorism is to make it so expensive that no one is willing to engage in it,  and the most efficient way to do that is to kill its practioners whereever you find them.   Pres. Trump has turned our  military loose to do exactly that,  something His Oneness would never ever do.   Trump has declared today  Patriot Day.   Be one.

UDATE:  You must read Brigitte Gabriel’s observations on 9/11,  here,  and those of Jed Babbin,  which  are here.

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September 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm

This does…

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…my heart good.   I feel no need to apologize for my satisfaction at seeing a bunch  of terrorists  and their weaponry and resources blown to bits.   I thank the Brits for doing a good job.

The steadfast refusal to appreciate  the line from Conan the Barbarian about  crushing one’s  enemies and hearing the lamentations of their women is one of the things which gives me such distaste for liberals and progressives,  who can scarcely bring themselves to utter an unkind word about anyone other than conservatives and Christians.

 

 

 

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October 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

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Fearing Islamophobia…

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If you are worried about the reaction of your enemies,  you are not fighting them,  and you most likely  do not understand  the problem.   What’s the saying — that it isn’t paranoia if people really are out to get you?   Well,   it isn’t Islamophobia when you worry that Islamist extremists are trying to kill you,  because they are.   It would be useful if the ninnies and globalists who populate the Obama Administration could yank off their rose-tinted glasses long enough to change the rules of engagement and allow our military personnel to actually prosecute the war they are being tasked with not fighting.

The USA is one of the most tolerant nations on the planet.   There have been far more instances of violence against Jews than against Muslims here,  despite what His Oneness would have you believe.   And for the million and first time,  Islam means  “submission”,  not  “peace.”

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August 6, 2016 at 10:08 am