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May 20, 2006

H & I Fires * May 20th

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...

hehehe....lookie what I found under the potted plant. Its the Castle Key!!!
Wait...whats this...no H&I fires?? He Left the key on purpose?
*grumble*

Ok fine.
Here's all the news thats fit to print!

Commissar of Politburo Diktat will be living blogging the Conneticut State Democratic Convention That should be...intresting....be sure to bring your camera.

Doc Russia's D-6 a Russian Immigrant who lives in America now, sounds off on building a fence at the border and using the National Guard. A Mild excerpt!

"In Russia, we had a much, much larger border, and it was patrolled by the military. As you know, there were not a lot of people who got across it. The military can and should be used for that purpose. If you are not going to use the military to defend the country, what the Hell are you going to use it for?"

Also Congrats to Doc Russia, as in about 9 days, he will officially be a Medical Doctor. Who knew Marines were so smart? :)

Bubblehead and the boys at Ultraquiet No More talk about beaching Dolphins and the media's reaction...Blame the Navy!

And for those who are bored you can see how I spent my day, yesterday

Balding Eagle of GreyEagle aka A Female Soldier points out how easy it is to become a casualty spouse by misunderstanding anoter demonstration thats its not only the soldiers who have to be strong, but their loved ones too.

And in Iran, It's looking like 1944 all over again. H/t Froggy and Blackfive

-BloodSpite

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Sheesh, *someone* couldn't follow the blueprints and left out the up-front pre-fab verbiage. No, he hadda go build it all custom and stuff. Ah, well. Half my family is from Arkansas. What'd I expect? -The Armorer

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The blogs of Canadians Militant - the Red Ensign Standard #42 Flies at Rootleweb! -The Armorer

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*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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