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February 20, 2006

H&I Fires 20 Feb 06

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I'm busy. Go for it. -The Armorer.


Project Valour-IT update! -Fuzzybear Lioness

Read this article about Vietnam Vets, both military and civil service, going to Iraq to help make a difference.

Also this morning, Bin Laden vows never to be captured alive. The world shrugs and wonders what gave him the impression we were interested in his living after the last hellfire missile attack on Zawahiri's purported position. Also see links at same post for other AQAM (Al Qaida Affiliated Movements) recent statements. - Kat


Eric B. sends us this link to the guys at My Science Project, who run their own tests with a 28-gauge shotgun to assess whether the police report and most media reports of the L'Affaire Cheney et Whittington jive with reality. Their conclusion? Yes. Update: There is a dissenting opinion, well, at least methodological argument.

An interesting analysis by Francis Fukuyama of Neoconservatism and the Bush Doctrine as implemented in Iraq. Andrew Sullivan in support. Roger Simon and Joseph Knippenberg raise a caution flag on Fukuyama. I'm chewing it over.

Ooo! Ooo! The Flea seeks a home worthy of being the East Annex of the Arsenal of Argghhh!

Figures lie and liars figure.

What it takes to be a Good Democrat.

Les Jones on the change in buying power from 1975 to 2006.

Mr. Completely is seeking people with any knowledge about antique shotguns one of his readers owns. Any help would be appreciated.

*This* is a kewl picture. Okay, Bubbleheads - what type/whose izzit?

While I'm still chewing over Fukuyama ,, Cassie is done chewing. And she sums a good chunk of it up in a new word... impugnity. Priceless!

Oooo! More Chinese Gun Pr0n! -The Armorer


*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, right? 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".

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