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A Maginot Line of TSA Screeners and Watch Lists That Are Not Watched

Posted by Larry Barnes on April 27, 2013

The Bad News: They know we are Stupid.

The Good News: “So much of what they know is wrong”. RWR

A Maginot Line of TSA Screeners and Watch Lists That Are Not Watched: The Need for Either or Both a Select Committee and a Special Commission – Hugh Hewitt.


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Droning On – Bill O’Reilly

Posted by Larry Barnes on April 27, 2013

Droning On – Bill O'Reilly.

Leftards being creatures of habit with a limited scope of resources, I anticipate they will respond to Bill O’Reilly’s recent opinion piece with accusations about the “terror” bombing of Dresden. Well, here is my pre-response:

S.T.F.U. Evil has many tools and a lie is a handle that fits each one. You live in your world, with your tools and handles. You are a tool and you know where the handle goes, now stick it!

A 1953 United States Air Force report defended the operation as the justified bombing of a military and industrial target, which was a major rail transportation and communication center, housing 110 factories and

50,000 workers in support of the German war effort. Dresden was Germany’s seventh-largest city and, according to the RAF at the time, the largest remaining unbombed built-up area. An official 1942 guide to the city described it as “one of the foremost industrial locations of the Reich” and in 1944, the German Army High Command’s Weapons Office listed 127 medium-to-large factories and workshops that were supplying the army with materiel.

Colonel Harold E. Cook, a US POW held in the Friedrichstadt marshaling yard the night before the attacks, later said that “I saw with my own eyes that Dresden was an armed camp: thousands of German troops, tanks and artillery and miles of freight cars loaded with supplies supporting and transporting German logistics towards the east to meet the Russians.”

On 16 February, 1945, the German Propaganda Ministry issued a press release that stated that Dresden had no war industries; it was a city of culture. And now the leftards continue that tradition because they need to get a handle on their tolls of destruction and desolation.

Having been given a paraphrased version of Churchill’s memo by Bottomley, on 29 March, Air Chief Marshal Arthur Harris wrote to the Air Ministry: I … assume that the view under consideration is something like this: no doubt in the past we were justified in attacking German cities. But to do so was always repugnant and now that the Germans are beaten anyway we can properly abstain from proceeding with these attacks. This is a doctrine to which I could never subscribe. Attacks on cities like any other act of war are intolerable unless they are strategically justified. But they are strategically justified in so far as they tend to shorten the war and preserve the lives of Allied soldiers. To my mind we have absolutely no right to give them up unless it is certain that they will not have this effect. I do not personally regard the whole of the remaining cities of Germany as worth the bones of one British Grenadier.

The feeling, such as there is, over Dresden, could be easily explained by any psychiatrist. It is connected with German bands and Dresden shepherdesses. Actually Dresden was a mass of munitions works, an intact government center, and a key transportation point to the East. It is now none of these things.

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Obama Throws South Korea Under The Bus

Posted by Larry Barnes on May 20, 2010

South Korea Must Determine Attack Response, Gates Says

By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2010 – It is up to South Korea, not the United States, to determine how it will deal with a North Korean attack on one of its ships, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.

Gates was asked by reporters at a Pentagon news conference whether a recent determination that North Korea sank the South Korean frigate Cheonan, killing 46 sailors on March 26, was an act of war.

“This was an attack on South Korea, and South Korea needs to be in the lead on the way forward,” he said.

Gates said the Defense Department supports the findings of a multilateral investigation into the attack that found a North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sank the ship. “They’ve laid out some paths forward, and we will be consulting closely with them as they move forward.”

The military has not changed its normal readiness status in light of the findings, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the news conference. Mullen said he spoke with his South Korean counterpart yesterday, as well as with Navy Adm. Robert Willard, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, and Army Gen. Walter “Skip” Sharp, commander of U.S. Forces Korea.

“We’re all focused on the stability of that region,” Mullen said. “Certainly, we’re concerned. They are a great friend and a great ally.”

Asked if U.S. forces are stretched too thin to increase operations in the area if needed, Gates said “absolutely not.”

“We’ve known for a long time that if there were problems in Korea, our main arms would be the Navy and the Air Force, and they are not stretched the way the Army and Marines are.”

Gates and Mullen also took questions on several other hot spots around the world.

Asked about the latest NATO military campaign in Afghanistan, Mullen said the Kandahar campaign already is under way, and that leaders are not surprised at the increasing insurgent violence there.

“We expect this to be a tough year,” Mullen said. “The poppy season is over, and they’ve gone back to get their weapons. That violence would rise doesn’t surprise me at all.”

The admiral added that he is optimistic about the Kandahar outcome. “We’ve got the right strategy and the right leadership,” he said.

Turning to Pakistan, Gates and Mullen said Pakistani leaders are fully on board with fighting terrorist groups in the country, and recognize they share that interest with the United States. Pakistan is planning to execute a mission in the volatile North Waziristan region, and has seven divisions and 140,000 troops there, they said.

“We now have a mutual interest in trying to stop this group, to stop them from carrying out attacks outside of Pakistan, especially in the United States,” Gates said.

On Iraq, Gates said the military is on track to complete President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce troop strength there to 50,000 by Sept. 1. Some of the drawdown was postponed due to the delayed national election in March, but, Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, “has total flexibility” with how he wants to manage it, he said.

Asked about the recount of Iraq’s election results, Gates said it was “a positive development, in that it reaffirmed the original count and the legitimacy of the election.”

Finally, on the United Nations resolution for sanctions against Iran, Gates said it is “somewhat stronger” than he expected. The resolution is important, he said, because it is a reminder of Iran’s isolation, and it provides a legal platform for countries and organizations such as the European Union to take more stringent actions of their own against Iran.

There is evidence that the resolution is making an impact inside Iran, Gates said, noting the extent to which Iran is trying to keep it from passing. The resolution, coupled with any action by individual countries, “has the ability to change behavior” in the Iranian government, he said.

U.S. officials say they are considering a variety of options, ranging from useless U.N. Security Council action to additional insignificant U.S. penalties.

“North Korea should know that provocative acts have consequences,” said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley, of course they need not be significant.

But looming over the discussions is concern that a harsh reaction could escalate tensions to the point of clashes. There is also concern an aggressive response could trigger the collapse of what is arguably the world’s most isolated and authoritarian regime, U.S. officials said. It must be pointed out that the Obama administration is planning negotiations over which sides of the streets in Seoul that the North may occupy.

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Fascist Chinese Seek World Control

Posted by Larry Barnes on May 10, 2010

YouTube – Fascist Chinese Seek World Control.

China Military Power Report released

World peace and development are faced with multiple difficulties and challenges. Struggles for strategic
resources, strategic locations and strategic dominance have intensified.
Chinas National Defense in 2008……
Neo-Fascism & China’s Future
By Joe Katzman on August 27, 2004 4:25 AM

In my Normblog interview, I was asked about threats to the future peace and stability of the world. Islamofascism was #1, of course, but I also spent a bit of time explaining my worries about one possible future for China: a future of state capitalism under dictatorial control, a strong need for external resources to fuel that economy, carefully fostered xenophobia, a legacy of belief in the racial superiority of Chinese peoples, a major demographic problem in an excess of young males, and the meme that China is being cheated of its rightful place in the world. Germany’s history in the 20th century teaches us what this combination portends.

See also:…


Fascism has found adherents in all countries. Its essentially vague and emotional nature facilitates the development of unique national varieties, whose leaders often deny indignantly that they are fascists at all. In its dictatorial methods and in its use of brutal intimidation of the opposition by the militia and the secret police, fascism does not greatly distinguish itself from other despotic and totalitarian regimes. There are particular similarities with the Communist regime in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. However, unlike Communism, fascism abhors the idea of a classless society and sees desirable order only in a state in which each class has its distinct place and function. Representation by classes (i.e., capital, labor, farmers, and professionals) is substituted for representation by parties, and the corporative state is a part of fascist dogma.

Fascism, especially in its early stages, is obliged to be antitheoretical and frankly opportunistic in order to appeal to many diverse groups. Nevertheless, a few key concepts are basic to it. First and most important is the glorification of the state and the total subordination of the individual to it. The state is defined as an organic whole into which individuals must be absorbed for their own and the state’s benefit. This “total state” is absolute in its methods and unlimited by law in its control and direction of its citizens.

A second ruling concept of fascism is embodied in the theory of social Darwinism. The doctrine of survival of the fittest and the necessity of struggle for life is applied by fascists to the life of a nation-state. Peaceful, complacent nations are seen as doomed to fall before more dynamic ones, making struggle and aggressive militarism a leading characteristic of the fascist state. Imperialism is the logical outcome of this dogma.

Another element of fascism is its elitism. Salvation from rule by the mob and the destruction of the existing social order can be effected only by an authoritarian leader who embodies the highest ideals of the nation.

This is the Chinese response to the report:

I know that “essentially vague and emotional nature” is the picture evoked by the CCTV response.

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Fire Scout Scores First-Ever Drug Bust with McInerney

Posted by Larry Barnes on April 7, 2010

From U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) — During a routine test flight, a MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) supported its first drug interdiction with USS McInerney (FFG 8) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET) Apr. 3.

McInerney launched one of its two embarked Fire Scout’s to test different functions and settings when it acquired a suspected narcotics “go-fast” on radar. The Mission Payload Operator completed testing and received permission to pursue.

Over the course of three hours, Fire Scout monitored the go-fast with McInerney. With its state-of-the-art optics and extremely small profile, Fire Scout was able to maintain an unprecedented covert posture while feeding real-time video back to McInerney.

Fire Scout proceeded to capture video of the “go-fast” meeting with a fishing vessel for what appeared to be a refueling/logistics transfer. McInerney and its embarked USCG LEDET moved in and seized approximately 60 kilos of cocaine and caused the suspected traffickers to jettison another approximately 200 kilos of narcotics.

Fire Scout has been deployed onboard McInerney in the Eastern Pacific since October 2009. McInerney, with embarked Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (Light) 42 Detachment 7 (HSL Det 7), is deployed for U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO)in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility conducting counter illicit trafficking (CIT) operations in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South. The embarked Fire Scout VTUAVs are operated and maintained by a team from HSL 42 Det 7, the Navy Fire Scout Program Office, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

NAVSO is the naval component command for U.S. Southern Command and is responsible for all Naval personnel and assets in the area of responsibility. NAVSO conducts a variety of missions in support of the Maritime Strategy, including Theater Security Cooperation, relationship building, humanitarian assistance and disaster response, community relations, and CIT operations.

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Sailor Receives Battlefield Promotion For Heroic Actions Under Fire

Posted by Larry Barnes on February 10, 2010

By Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs

NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (NNS) — A Sailor assigned to Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) force protection, was awarded a combat action ribbon and promoted to petty officer third class during a ceremony Feb. 5 at Forward Operating Base Kalagush.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Robert Wagner, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., earned the promotion through the Combat Meritorious Advancement Program (CMAP) in recognition for his heroic actions in early November 2009 which helped repel an enemy attack on an observation post in Nuristan Province. While standing guard at an entry control point, Wagner quickly responded to the enemy attack and fired 800 rounds of M-240B ammunition.

The CMAP is a promotion program that promotes Sailors who have served in combat during Operation Iraqi or Enduring Freedom.

“The CMAP is a very positive, good thing for Sailors who have gone way beyond what is expected, and it allows us to recognize their good overall standings,” said Cmdr. Rodney Ottinger, U.S. Navy PRT executive officer.

Wagner said he was surprised when he learned of the promotion.

“I’m very excited about the promotion,” said Wagner, who enlisted in the Navy in October 2006. “It’s weird because I’ve waited a long time for it. It kind of doesn’t even feel like it happened.”

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Generals Describe U.S. Carrier Activity in Persian Gulf As ‘Routine’

Posted by Larry Barnes on December 24, 2009

********************USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group (Impending Anger by Musicshake)**********************

By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – The presence of two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf, interpreted by some as an indication of an imminent attack on Iran, is just a routine rotation, two senior military officers told Pentagon reporters yesterday.

“Obviously, we’re constantly rotating our forces, including the maritime forces. So it’s not particularly unusual to have two carriers in the CentCom area of responsibility,” said Army Lt. Gen. Carter F. Ham, the Joint Chiefs of Staff director for operations. CentCom is the U.S. Central Command, with headquarters in Tampa, Fla., which overseas operations in the Middle East.

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln recently joined the USS Harry Truman in the gulf. Ham said the two ships would conduct routine operations over a one- to two-day period.

Having two carriers operating close together in that part of the world is not unusual, Ham pointed out, noting the ships can practice joint mission tactics and procedures. “So, again, I wouldn’t read more into this than there is,” Ham said. “It is two carriers deployed for a very, very short period of time for those purposes.”

Although the Pentagon makes plans for possible contingencies, there has been no heightened activity for a military campaign against Iran, Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, who accompanied Ham at the news conference, told reporters. Sattler is the Joint Chief’s director for strategic plans and policies.

There has been “no order or stepped-up effort to plan anywhere, and I’ll just leave it at that,” he emphasized.

The generals’ statements mirrored recent comments by Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell, who was accompanying Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during an official visit to Mexico City. “Let me make this abundantly clear,” Morrell told reporters in Mexico’s capital yesterday. “There are no new directives, no new plans in the works, no efforts to plan for a possible war with Iran.”

The United States is focusing on using diplomatic and economic tools to persuade the Iranian regime to stop meddling in Iraqi affairs, Morrell said.

Iran is still suspected of aiding illegal militias operating in eastern Baghdad’s Sadr City sector and in some other areas of Iraq, Ham said, despite a declared commitment by the Iranians to stem the flow of insurgent fighters and military material from Iran into Iraq.

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also believes the best way to modify Iran’s behavior toward Iraq “is not through military means,” Ham said.

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Obama’s Proven Missile Defense Technology

Posted by Larry Barnes on August 27, 2009

Missile Defense Technology Moves from Testing to Fielding

By Fred W. Baker III
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2009 – Boosted by a few strong years of testing successes, much of the United States’ missile defense technology that once was questioned is now ready to be fielded.

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The destroyer USS Hopper launches a standard missile 3 as it operates in the Pacific Ocean on July 30, 2009. The missile successfully intercepted a sub-scale, short-range ballistic missile launched from the Kauai Test Facility at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. The launch was the latest Missile Defense Agency test in conjunction with the Navy. U.S. Navy photo

“A few years ago the question was, ‘Could you even hit a missile with a missile?’ We have proven we could do that well over 35 times,” Army Lt. Gen. Patrick J. O’Reilly, the director for the Missile Defense Agency, said in an interview at the Pentagon today.

USS Hopper Missile Test

USS Hopper Missile Test

O’Reilly said that 39 of the last 45 tries at stopping a test missile were successful. The failures were mostly at the start of the testing, and in the past few years, all hit their mark, except one that had a manufacturing problem. It was fixed, and three weeks ago successfully hit its target in a test, O’Reilly said.

Most of the new technologies fielded will be to bolster missile defense for deployed troops. Right now, O’Reilly said, forward deployed bases are exposed to missile threats and there is a large gap in U.S. capabilities to protect them.

This summer, both Iran and North Korea tested their ballistic missiles systems. And several other nations have as many as a few hundred such missiles in their arsenals.

“We want to provide the same level of protection against ballistic missiles that we enjoy today against cruise missiles or against aircraft,” O’Reilly said.

The Defense Department recently committed an additional $900 million toward fielding the Army’s theater high altitude area defense mobile missile defense system. The agency has finished seven of eight required tests of the system, and O’Reilly said he expects to see it in the field next year. The Army also will get some new radar systems.

The Navy’s Aegis-class ballistic missile defense ships are being equipped with some improved missiles. The Aegis ship’s capability was demonstrated to the world when it stopped a crippled reconnaissance satellite over the Pacific Ocean before it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere in February 2008. The Aegis ships will have a second-generation interceptor fielded next year, O’Reilly said. And the Pentagon has proposed converting six more Aegis-class ships to provide additional theater missile defense coverage.

“This capability will provide protection in the theater against ballistic missiles — short-range missiles, medium range and missiles up to ranges greater than 3,000 kilometers,” O’Reilly said.

As much as $8 billion is slated for additional missile defense technologies in the future, the general said.

Two demonstrator satellites will be launched into space next month. The pair of satellites will “talk” to each other, extending the capabilities of other sensors in place to detect missiles. By 2012, the agency will test the satellites, launching an interceptor from an Aegis ship toward a test target. This will allow the ship to fire at a target that is beyond its own radar ranges.

Eventually, O’Reilly said, the pair will be part of a larger constellation of connected satellites. Plans are to develop a satellite system that tracks missiles around the world.

“It’s just an extremely exciting area,” he said. “And all theaters across the world now are receiving missile defense command and control and will soon be receiving the capability.”

In the next five years, extensive testing will take place with more than 56 flight tests, many including multiple missiles in the air at the same time, across the entire Pacific Ocean. In that testing, the agency will use a mix of satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, ships and ground-based radars.

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IA Sailors Get Army Strong for Afghanistan Mission

Posted by Larry Barnes on August 13, 2009

Navy In The Fight

Navy In The Fight

By Army Sgt. Sharon Hinkle, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center Public Affairs

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (NNS) — Sailors from the East Coast, West Coast and everywhere in between, make up Navy Group 4, the next unit scheduled to leave for Afghanistan from Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC), Camp Shelby, Miss.

The majority of the Sailors of Navy Group 4 are mostly active duty, but some are mobilized Reservists. Some came from shore duty, and others from ships. Several came from squadrons and many from training commands.

Despite the widespread diversity within Navy Group 4, they have managed to come together to prepare for their mission, which is to conduct detainee operations in Afghanistan. The high-profile mission is aimed at the security, housing and transportation of detainees.

“This is not a typical mission for the Navy,” said Chief Gunner’s Mate Matt Lacy, who serves as the non-commissioned officer in charge of Navy Group 4. “We are individual augmentees, brought together to support the Army in its mission.”

Lacy stated that although this is the first deployment for these particular Sailors as a unit, many have been on several deployments. For Lacy, this will serve as his eighth. Many of the senior non-commissioned officers have served on more than 12 deployments.
Although there are differences in the Army and the Navy, CSJFTC has been able to tailor the training to their mission, and the sailors are adjusting well.

“The facilities here have mirrored what we will see overseas, especially with the addition of civilian role players, making it very realistic every day,” says Lacy.

The Sailors are trained to maintain order among the detainees in the facility. One way to do this is to keep them on a schedule.

“If we aren’t doing our job by keeping them on schedule, it can cause a disturbance in the facility,” said Lacy.

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Amber Taylor and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Damon McGinty, both
volunteers for the mission in Afghanistan, are very excited about the deployment.

“I’m most excited about doing something I’ve never done,” said Taylor, who is from Fallon, Nev.

“The training has been really fun and really hot,” said McGinty. “I was born and raised in San Diego, California, and I’m stationed there as well, so I’m definitely looking forward to the new experience.”

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Navy Completes Air and Ballistic Missile Exercise

Posted by Larry Barnes on March 30, 2009

From U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs

The San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) fires a missile during training exercise Stellar Daggers

The San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) fires a missile during training exercise Stellar Daggers

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. Samuel J. Locklear announced the completion of the fleet operational exercise, Stellar Daggers, March 26.

The scheduled event took place March 24 and 26. Command and control of the participants in Stellar Daggers resided with U.S. 3rd Fleet based in San Diego.

San Diego-based Aegis destroyer, USS Benfold (DDG 65) engaged multiple targets during this multi-event exercise with Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA and modified SM-2 BLK IV missiles. The overall objective of Stellar Daggers was to test the Aegis system’s sea-based ability to simultaneously detect, track, engage and destroy multiple incoming air and ballistic missile threats during terminal or final phase of flight.

During the event, Benfold’s Aegis Weapons System successfully detected and intercepted a cruise missile target with a SM-2 BLK IIIA, while simultaneously detecting and intercepting an incoming short range ballistic missile (SRBM) target with a modified SM-2 BLK IV. This is the first time the fleet has successfully tested the Aegis system’s ability to intercept both an SRBM in terminal
phase and a low-altitude cruise missile target at the same time.

Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD), which includes Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), is a Navy core competency and a key warfighting capability for the U.S. maritime strategy, which calls for credible combat power to be continuously postured to protect America’s vital interests.

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