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… Big Surprise [#Joint Chiefs][#Women Registering for the Draft]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,December 17th,2016

.. yup you heard it here , folks ..

.. the Brass at the Pentagon has now opened up all of the MOS s and designators to woen . Morally , then , females now do not have any reason for an exemption from the draft . So , …

.. the Brass has recommended a change in policy . Congress will need to go along with it ,though . I suspect that it will do so ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. do I agree with this ? yes , I do . Now that all of the combat jobs are open to women , the ladies should now have to be able to bear up to the responsibilities of the nation ‘ s defense ..

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… I have heard of Some P.C. moves [#U.S. Navy]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 15th,2016

.. but this one is right out of wacko bird land ..

.. what is it ? ..

.. taking the ” man ” out of enlisted and officer job titles ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. has someone on the C.N.O.s staff gone nuts .?? ..

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… middle East strategy [#it gets worse]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 13th,2016

.. POTUS wants what ?!?! …

.. personal approval of targets and strikes of I.S.I.L. in Syria ?? …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. is he insane ?? It seems that his lordship has forgot one of the seminal lessons of Vietnam …

.. set the goals and the strategy , and then get out of the military ‘ s way so that they can accomplish the mission … Duuuuh !?!?

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… when you do a salute [#lattle salute]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 10th,2016

.. do it right , dammit !! ..

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the video clip …

.. this dumb – dumb stunt has become known as the ” latte salute . ” I can think of no greater insult to the military than to pull this kind of stunt , saluting with a coffee cup in his hand ….

.. what a damn insult !! ….

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… Does His Lordship [Obama] have any Syria policy ?? [#realistically]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,November 16th,2015

.. when you are only sending one or two missions a day against ISIL ?? ..

.. when you send only 50 soldiers [Marines?] as advisers ?? …

.. [h/t — CommentaryMagazine.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. what do you think ?? …

.. [read — Hell , No !!]..

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… the ” You Have to Be Kidding ” issue [#military gear]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 12th,2015

.. a school district in California [San Diego , to be specific] has purchased a surplus piece of military equipment …

.. it is , to wit , a MRAP , a redesigned mine – resistant vehicle that has been developed to replace the Humvee ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. for God ‘ s Sake , what in God ‘ s name is a school district doing with a MRAP ? A police department or a sheriff ‘ s department , that I can understand . A state police department , even that I can understand . But a local school district ? …

.. Hell No !! … there is no need , NONE , for it …

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… Our Troops are Getting What ? [#ebola training]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 25th,2014

.. just 4 hours of training vis-à-vis Ebola ?? …

.. are you kidding ? …

.. [h/t — DailyBeast.com]..
.. [link] to the news report …

.. someone has to get real over this . These troops are going to be coming into close contact with very sick people . These people will have ebola …

.. if any significant and material numbers of our troops are killed because of insufficient safety training and precautions , there is going to be hell to pay . It will not just be in the military itself . The uniformed military will hold those responsible , and court – martial them . The real hell – to – pay will be in the civilian sector ….

.. i.e. , there will be political hell to pay ….

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… That Billion Dollar White Elephant [#US Embassy / Iraq]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,July 26th,2014

.. is one hell of a target ..

.. let ‘ s say it could result in an attack by I.S.I.L. [their proper name] that would make the 9/11/2012 attack on our consulate in Benghazi , Libya look like a fight between …

.. two amoeba …

.. it could get nasty , and it could get expensive . Most of all , it could get bloody …

.. Remember that very , very large cache of weapons and missiles that I.S.I.L. has . They are not dummies . They are used to improvising weaponry from the fight in Syria . More than that …

.. considering the piss – poor quality of the Syrian army , and the need for Iran and its Al Quds force to buck it up , expect that I.S.I.L. has a pretty fair bit of captured Russian munitions , as well ..

.. so , they do not need to be thatclose … if [when] they get the right weapons into position , and Baghdad provides the perfect cover [a metropolis of nearly 7.5 million people] … look out !! …

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… Wonderful [#benghazi]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 17th,2014

.. the CIA knew what was going on in REAL TIME ..

.. they knew the bad guys were terrorists , especially from Ansar Al – Sharia . Yet , nothing was done , and orders were issued to ” stand down … ”

.. worse , they knew exactly who these guys were . They were using stolen US State Department cell phones to call their buddies . When they did , they were being monitored by MI – 6 in Britain and our CIA . So , they knew ….

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the interview …

.. how sick is this ? Plenty ! …

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… There is the Possibility for Witness Tampering [#bergdahl]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 10th,2014

.. I do agree , there is some possibility for witness tampering in the Bergdahl case …

.. that presumes that the ObamaCraps have someone who is in the know on the inside of the investigation . That will not be easy . With this White House , they will have every incentive to try to meddle . They have already totally botched the handling of this case as it is . So , there is motive ..

.. however , I do believe in the professionalism of JAG Corps . Especially in the JAG HQ . That is an honor posting . No , you are not generally going to find any ” Harmon Rabb ” types in the military services . That kind of colourful personality just would not be tolerated . A little bit of a personality , well , yes …

.. [h/t — NiceDeb]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. in the military services , there are offenses that in a civilian would be moral offenses . In the military [under the U.C.M.J. , or Uniform Code of Military Justice] these offenses would be considered crimes , punishable by many different types of punishment , including dismissal from the service , as well as confinement [jail] , and others ….

.. in this case , the one that Dr. Krauthammer is worried about would be considered ” Unlawful Command Influence . ” If it is a civilian that does it , then the military judge has to consider whether the rights of the accused have been violated . If it is someone in uniform , especially an officer , then , it is a crime , and the same judgement would have to be made .

..Even if Bergdahl is guilty as sin , if his rights are violated by anyone , then he could well be set free as a result . What might have been done would have been considered to be prosecutorial misconduct . Then , double jeopardy atttaches , Bye – bye case ..

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… Does Shinseki Need to Go ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 3rd,2014

.. simply , yes ..

.. but , he is not the only one .

.. he was an Army General , as well as the former Chief of Staff . He was insubordinate to his civilian superiors , and he paid for it with his job …

.. also , he was , more than anything else , command responsibility . In the military services , or most anywhere , you can delegate authority . However , you cannot ever delegate responsibility .

.. Military officers understand better than most that they are responsible for those under their command . If those subordinates (enlisted or officers , it does not matter) screw up badly enough , then the officer himself or herself ” walks the plank . ” It does not matter if they were at fault , or not . They are held to a much higher standard . They are held to be command responsible …

.. however , it is not just Shinseki . Others will need to go , as well …

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… Someone to be Admired and Respected [#Adm McRaven]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 26th,2014

..  with all of the bravo sierra this year around Commencement Season ,especially at Brandeis University in the People ‘  s Republic of Massachusettes , this one is a real dandy …

.. I do not remember the multiple speakers that I have heard in my lifetime , so nothing memorable from me …

.. this guy is memorable . A Navy Seal . A University of Texas grad . a war veteran , taught the Art of War by other war veterans . A now – retired C.O. of our nation ‘ s Special Operations Command , and , at heart , a very serious badass …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..

.. [link] to the speech footage …

.. I am writing this as I am listening to Admiral McRaven ‘ s speech at the U.T. graduation . It is well worth your time …

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… You Have to Be Kidding [NY Slimes Op – Ed sliming Vets] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 20th,2014

.. I read the op – ed , and I found it disgusting and libelous …

.. especially because I have many folks in my life who have served …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news..

.. my father , my uncles , a number of my friends , and , most recently (in the US Army) , my nephew Aaron ..

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… Bravo , Moore , Oklahoma !!!! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,April 17th,2014

.. it seems that those clowns from the Westboro Baptist Church have nothing better to do . Their founder , Fred Phelps , has died. Now what do they do to raise hell …

.. go to disturb another military funeral , what else ?? …

.. the problem is that people are prepared for these jokers . The Westboro jokers generally are not all that many in number . So the funeral goers , the mourners , the members of the community , and other groups , such as the American Legion , the Veterans of Foreign Wars [the V.F.W.] and the ” Legion Riders ” (motorcyclists) greatly outnumber these folks . So …..

.. Bang ! Backfire ! …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the video footage …

.. the good folks of Moore , Oklahoma [yes , the same town that has been stricken by multiple F4 and F5 twisters in the last few years] needed to have a military funeral for one of their own . Since Westboro , KS is not that far away (about 6 hours drive north , give or take , from Moore , OK) , they were expecting the Westboro folks in town . They were right , and they were prepared ….

.. they kicked butt , and chased them o-u-t of town !! …

.. Bravo , Moore !! …

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… The Eastern Part of Ukraine is Getting Dicey

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 15th,2014

.. and because of it , Europe may be at war for the first time since World War II …

.. Mad Vlad [Putin] is not kidding around . At the rate he is wanting to go , he wants to roughly reassemble the old Soviet Union , just not on the old Soviet model . Anyone with a brain knows that Communism does not work …. Been there , done that …

.. Ukraine is not a member of N.A.T.O. , but the countries that border it (including the Baltic nations) are . That creates a real headache . Especially for Poland . The Poles understand being under the Russian boot better than anyone . They have been there before . More than once …

.. Appreciate the irony , this time . The Germans , of all people , drawing a line , and guaranteeing a free Poland ‘ s security , and making France and Britain and the rest of Europe to come along . Germany , after all that  they have done to Poland , stepping up this time to draw a line . Angela Merkel has , to be honest , more ” balls ” than either Hollande [France] or Cameron [Britain] , and especially POTUS [U.S.] . She knows what may be at stake . Germany also has economically the most to lose …

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… Firearms on Military Bases ?? [deFace the Nation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 13th,2014

.. duh !

.. there are already plenty of ” guns ” on a military base .

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. what Congressman McCaul is talking about is the ability of soldiers (officers and enlisted , both) being able to carry their personal sidearms on base . That right was stricken by a 1990s era executive order by Wilhelm der Fibmeister [Bill Clinton] . He isstating  that maybe it is time for the issue to be re – visited …

.. I think that itshould . I am not sure , though , where I stand on this , yet . I will tell you when …

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… Ah , D.O.D. , What you are Doing is Circumventing State Law …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 14th,2013

.. in the state in which a base is located .

.. In Ohio , where I am , a base of this size , where there is likely to be such a gay soldier / airman population is at Wright – Patterson Air Force Base . Wright – Pat (for short) is huge , with many thousands of officers and airmen and airwomen . It also has detachments from the other services . These folks , though , have a problem .

.. For them , they have wither to live on base , or within a reasonable distance of the base . That means about 30 to 40 miles . Down there (Wright – Pat is downstate , just northeast of the City of Dayton , actually in Fairborn) , that means those folks live entirely within the state of Ohio . Where , matter of fact , that so – called “Same Sex Marriage” is both illegal , as well as unconstitutional . Huge Oops !

.. Somehow , I do not think that even a significant chunk of the Senate (in Democratic hands , for now) , much less saying the House (which is GOP – controlled) are going to be too thrilled with such a stunt . Circumventing local laws , where marriage is governed , and allowed servicemen and servicewomen to abrogate those local laws is not going to go over very well .

.. You might think why I picked on Wright – Pat ? It is , by far , the largest military base in the state of Ohio . No other one is really in its size class . Also , one other factor . Guess in whose congressional district parts of the base are located ?

.. John Boehner . Yea , Speaker of the House John Boehner . Whoops .

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… Command Responsibility …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 16th,2012

… it is something that is very well known to our military , folks . In particular , our Navy and Marine Corps know it , understand it , and live it every day ….

… The  President of the United States is “command responsible” to the American People for the actions of the government . People may not think that he / she can control every aspect of the government . No one can . But , still , he / she is still responsible for the actions of the people under their command . That is what “Command Responsibility” is …

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… Busted !! ..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012

…  it appears that Bashar Assad and his regime are getting real desparate …

… You might ask , why ? The government of Turkey intercepted and forced to land a Syrian Air passenger jet . One might think , whoopee – doo – dee ?!?! Well , this sucker was different . It was stuffed with military equipment and munitions . That is a very big no – no , folks . The Syrian government made a declaration that it was full of passengers . and , worse , it was coming from Russia …

… Nice going Vladimir Vladimirovich ! You got caught in the act , and got caught red handed . Real stupid move …

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