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February 08, 2006

H&I Fires 8 Feb 06

Open post for those with something to share. New, complete posts come in below. Note: If trackbacking, please acknowledge this post in your post. That's only polite. You're advertising here, we should get an ad at your place...

Curious maneuverings in the quest for new small arms. Murdoc and Heartless Libertarian have more.

Notes like this do much to counter you Prima-Donnas!

Ok, I have to honestly say that I stopped by your site on accident. But it was the funniest thing I had seen in days. And I also have to say that I truly admire your taste in interior design. I only wish I could talk She-who-must-be-obeyed into doing the Mauser decor. I guess I'll just have to content myself with a room in the garage. I am sure I'll stop in again, as it looks like you have all kinds of interesting toys, and I didn't get a chance to raid your archives completely yet. Thanks for such an entertaining site!

-CR from the People's Republik of Kalifornia

Welcome to the Castle - and thanks!

Speaking of Murdoc - Ry suggests he's crowding my turf...

Figures I'll be traveling to Korea and won't be able to attend this conference... But then, if you aren't going to be TDY for important events in your life, you aren't really a milblogger, are you? Hat tip to Andi for setting it up - I've done things like this, they are a real pain to get going.

I'm off to Tampa today, so posting from me may be light the rest of the week. Or not. Not to worry, the H&I posts are all pre-built for you, and the Adjutant has the duty. -The Armorer

If the angst of the cartoon protests has finally chilled enough for reason and a little reflection, may I suggest that the protests and signs threatening to "butcher the unbelievers" are not necessarily for our western consumption?

But, if you believe that we are the primary targets and you are a little miffed that Denmark stole our spot light as the Great Satan for a week, this post is for you.:

sigh) Americans, Americans, Americans. You have nothing to fear. Being "The Great Satan" -- just like being the original Satan -- is not a job you can apply for. Either you are the Great Satan or you aren't. You want proof? Who was the Great Satan before the US? That's right. NO ONE!

Don't worry, we're always "number one Satan" and proud of it. - Kat


A couple pics to amuse the Chief. --Punctilious


*A term of art from the artillery. Harassment and Interdiction Fires.

Back in the day, when you could just kill people and break things without a note from a lawyer, they were pre-planned, but to the enemy, random, fires at known gathering points, road junctions, Main Supply Routes, assembly areas, etc - to keep the bad guy nervous that the world around him might start exploding at any minute.

Not really relevant to today's operating environment... but, it *is*

The UAVs we fly over Afghanistan and Pakistan looking for targets of opportunity are a form of H&I fires, if you really want to parse it finely. We just have better sensors and fire control now.

I call the post that because it's random things posted by me and people I've given posting privileges to that particular topic. It's also an open trackback, so if (Don Surber uses it this way a lot) someone has a post they're proud of, but it really isn't either Castle kind of stuff, or topical to a particular post, I've basically given blanket permission to use that post for that purpose. Another term of art that might be appropriate is "Free Fire Zone".