Captured AQ leader great news, but why do we know it?
I have read a few places this morning that we captured an AQ leader in Tripoli Libya. That news in and of itself is a great thing. We can interrogate him – turns out no Miranda issued yet – and hopefully get some real intelligence that can be used. That of course is a fallacy. Abu Anas al-Libi was taken off the streets of Libya | Read More »
UPDATED: Acts of Valor
UPDATE 9/27, 2013: Today I rekindled my RedState membership. After the disappointment of the 2012 elections, I let my blogging and political social media go, and took a breather. I have had to square myself with my belief that my God is in charge, and His plan is perfect. Because it sure doesn’t look like it on the surface. I could trust Him, or not. | Read More »
On bayonets and battleships
Already, much has been made of the President’s comment about “horses and bayonets” during the foreign policy debate. The President was responding to Mitt Romney’s comment that the United States Navy is as small as it has been since our entry into the First World War. The President responded with the following (from the Washington Post): “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets,” | Read More »
Act of Valor: A Review and Commentary
Act of Valor 4 stars (out of 5) Directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh 111 minutes THERE IS NO question that Act of Valor is a unique film, for many reasons. The most prominent among these is inarguably the combination of active duty Navy SEALs in starring roles, and the extent to which the film’s advertising and promotion have focused on that role – factors | Read More »
Our Veterans Get It
I worked as a volunteer on the McCain Presidential campaign in the last four days before the election. We all gathered in a cramped, thrown together campaign office in Scranton, Pennsylvania, which looked nothing like the gleaming command centers usually portrayed on TV. Nope, this office consisted of folding tables fronted by folding chairs, bad coffee and doughnuts. Twelve hour days were the norm for | Read More »
Newt Gives A Heckuva Speech.
I know, I know, Newt is on the outs with the conservative movement ever since NY-23. And quite honestly, he deserves it. But in the category of “broken clocks are right twice a day,” Newt really hits the ball out of the park in this speech. He’s aging into RINOhood, but this is excellent. More on why, after you watch the video. Toward the end | Read More »
As you may have heard by now, the three Navy Seals who captured Ahmed Hashim Abed (the mastermind of the brutal murder of four American civilians in 2004) were arraigned last week on charges that they mistreated this Al-Qaeda terrorist. Abed’s tactic is part of the terrorist game-plan. Al-Qaeda’s training manual encourages captured terrorists to claim they have been injured by their captors. I believe | Read More »
From the Inane to the Insane
Every year the New York Police and Fire Departments face off in an annual football game. The good-natured but intense contest has been a New York City tradition since 1973. In 2004, members of both squads visited the Oval Office to present President George W. Bush with a token of appreciation for his response following the attacks of September 11, 2001. The meeting had | Read More »
Robert Broadus for Congress – Maryland 4th District
Constitutional conservative Robert Broadus, a Navy veteran, is running for Congress in the 4th district of Maryland. He is strongly opposed to nationalized healthcare and voiced his discontent with Senator Ben Cardin at a Town Hall this summer. Audience members could offer questions on cards that were passed out as they entered the Prince George’s County Community College Student Center, or they could line up | Read More »
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Somali pirates freed on “technicality” after NATO pursuit; This is how we fight bad men, Canada style!
On Saturday night off the coast of Somalia, pirates attacked the Norwegian-flagged MV Front Ardenne. After a seven hour pursuit by NATO warships, including the HMCS Winnipeg, the USS Halyburton and a British naval supply ship, the pirates terrorists poor, misunderstood youth threw their weapons into the ocean and surrendered. Let’s relive the final moments of this pursuit when the Canadians caught these pirates first: | Read More »
What makes him a hero?
Yesterday, Captain Richard Phillips was rescued by Navy SEALs from the hands of the four pirates who held him for five days. And now, he’s getting a hero’s welcome at home. But what makes him a hero? Our society, longing perhaps, for heroes lately, tends to throw the word around pretty loosely. Society, in our seemingly endless quest to venerate the mediocre, bestows the title, | Read More »
Former Naval Commander Files Federal Criminal Complaint Against ‘Foreign’ ‘Impostor’ Obama
Retired Navy Lt. Commander Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III has filed a federal criminal complaint against Barack Obama in US District Court in Tennessee. Fitzpatrick has accused Obama of (among other things) “treason” and being a “foreign born domestic enemy”. This writer’s opinion is that these kind of cases are just the tip of the iceberg and a flood of them is coming in the weeks | Read More »
Change. Has. Come.
A friend of mine just blogged: My former command [USS Port Royal]- and home for 3 years – is stuck in shoal water next to Honolulu International Airport. This is easily one of the five worst things you could ever do to a ship. Read more. RADM Walsh, according to the KHON2 article, said: “[An] investigation will determine exactly why the ship got to the | Read More »
Is This Our Responsibility?
I happen to be a Navy veteran. May father served in the Navy for thirty years. When I joined the Navy in 1988 President Reagan’s goal was I believe a 600 ship blue water Navy, with 13 carriers and 6 months tours. My understanding of the mission of our Navy was to be forward deployed and to maintain shipping lanes. A few news reports have | Read More »
Happy Birthday USN!
Jeff Bacon says it best… http://www.militarytimes.com/blogs/broadside/2008/10/13/the-call-of-the-sea/ To all those who have served, all those serving and all those currently in harms way….Shipmates.