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February 24, 2006

H&I Fires* 24 Feb 06

Open post for those with something to share, updated through the day. New, complete posts come in below this one. 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...

I'm running behind this morning. Go for it. -The Armorer

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Al Qaida has been very busy. Not only did they blow up the Mosque, Saudi officials say that suicide bombers tried to take out an oil pipeline. Depending on who you read it's either a plot by the regional players or the Zionist/American PNAC trying to destabilize the area.

In the background, the war goes on. AQAM bomb maker in Baghdad was killed today in a raid. Three would be terrorist supporters are arrested in Toledo this week and a report indicates, since 9/11, 417 people have been arrested and 228 convicted for terror related crimes in the US.

But, what do the MSM fear the most? Twenty Christian's moving to South Carolina. - Kat

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The impact of Valour-IT on just one soldier. - FbL

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Grumble, mumble, Argghhh! *Someone* blew away my stuff... Okay - a group of Canadians have gotten together and started The Torch, a new Canadian Milblog. Looks like a good collection of fellas who can write and have some decent access, so it oughta be some pretty good stuff. I just added it to the Denizen blogroll, as I intend to do a daily recce there.

See if you can find the error in this picture... I also hope I can remember Jeff's suggested question for the Doctor, should the issue arise.

As Bill noted in a comment - Rove is a genius. The Port Kerfuffle completely knocked Cheney out of the news cycle. I wonder how Rove kept the Prez off this list? H/t, ALa.

Cowboy Blob as Ferret Gun Pr0n. Of a "Chink Poodleshooter". Something tells me Blob is a candidate for a sensitivity session... after the next indexing by the Googlebot, Blob has the chance to be #1 in Google for the term! -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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