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June 09, 2006

H&I Fires* 9 June 06

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The Blogfather on "The Price of Nice" or, Canada, wake up!

High class political speech at a local level. Hee! At least Kathleen Ensz was probably more honest than most political operatives in expressing herself.

Princess Crabby has two funny posts (more than that, but I'm linking two) up at the moment. One is a discussion of the Castle Rulez (and she gets fire support from some Usual Suspects, so read the comments), and the other is a Verra Nice Graphic she stole from some guy's wall, probably after seducing him and leaving him helpless to prevent her looting. -The Armorer

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Can anybody explain why this article--first published early yesterday afternoon and usuing data that was stale before it was even published--has any current relevance? Update: AP recasts the story a bit.

I just like the title of this article by our Australian friends.

And there's something a little odd about the "budding journalist" in Haditha and the Hammurabi Organization for Human Rights and Democracy Monitoring. Read it carefully. - FbL

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CAPT B watches Representative Murtha so we don't have to. If Murtha's assertion is correct, amazing coincidence about that F-16 just happening to be in "Target Lock" mode when the "ground-based explosion" occured. -The Armorer

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Denizen Bloodspite makes a suggestion for the Portcullis.

Darn those nosy kids! What's wrong with a little afternoon delight?

Well, we're batting .500 so far. Of course, for the thoughtful anti-war left, this would be batting 1000. -The Armorer

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Fascinating obituary for Zarqawi, in that inimitable British style... - FbL
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Cindy Sheehan's in Cincinnati today, telling reporters (and anyone else too stupid to listen) "it is not noble to die for an unjust cause." I'm sure Casey is comforted by the knowledge that his Mom believes he died without honor simply because she opposses the war that took his life. I was thinking about attending her rally later tonight, but I just don't want to waste my time on her. *sigh* ~AFSister

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Those crazy astronomers - they sound like the Armorer at the Boomershoot!

Astronomers were excited by the news.

"There were ground tremors, a house shook and a curtain was blown into the house," Norway's best known astronomer Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard told Aftenposten.no.

Small nuke hits Norway. It is undoubtedly Bush's fault. -The Armorer

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Kevorkian Society enjoys another satisfied customer. -kat

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Ah - I see I was channeling FbL in my last post... -The Armorer

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Some soldiers you should meet. Specialist Izzy Flores and Sergeant Daniel Mootoosamy. -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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