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March 17, 2006

H&I Fires* 17 Mar 06

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Happy Saint Paddy's Day!

The Heartless Libertarian wants to remind you that aviators are voyeurs. This is the *real deal* regarding black helos...

Speaking of Helos - Murdoc has scored some early pics of Operation Swarmer. Heh. Given the pics he ends with... one wonders why "Ride of the Valkyries" isn't playing in the background... H/t, Jim C.

And Down Under and to the Right (Kiwiland) it's Bash the Grunts Friday with Murray of Silent Running! You should go - the comments are worth the trip. -The Armorer


Happy St Patricks Day Denizens & Readers!!
In Mild toast to my own success, and in the spirit of cwbillt's antics; I thought I'd poke a little fun of one my benefactors. As you know The Armorer has been lametning recently of decreased readership. I'm not positive but it could be the New Writing Style he has been experimenting with.
PS Don't drink and drive tonight. We want to see you tommorow!

It's only fitting.... I wanna know what kind of beer you are! Me? I'm a microbrew. ~AFSis

*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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