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July 08, 2006

H&I* Fires 8 July 2006

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A Whitefish man was sentenced Thursday to spend 50 hours wearing a sandwich board with the words, “I am a liar. I am not a Marine. I have never served my country.”

Chief U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula also sentenced William Horvath to four months of house arrest for making a false statement.

Horvath, 36, was convicted of making a false statement — a felony.

According to court documents, in 2001 he told a probation officer that he served time in the U.S. Marine Corps. The probation officer was gathering information on Horvath on a prior charge of being a fugitive in possession of firearms or ammunition.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Read the whole thing here. H/t, Castle Adjutant, lazy blogger Barb.

That was funny - this is, of course, troublesome.

Neo-Nazis infiltrating the US military: civil rights group Jul 07 1:44 PM US/Eastern Email this story

Neo-Nazi and white supremacist hate groups are taking advantage of relaxed recruiting standards to infiltrate the US military to get combat training, a civil rights group reported.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks domestic extremists groups, called on US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward white supremacist groups in the military.

That said, I can shoot these a$$holes just as easily and quickly as I can shoot any enemy bearing arms with bad intentions.

The Right Place has their End of Year One Caption Contest going - Out to Launch Edition.

SWWBO has an interesting link to a fascinating article written by a Catholic Prelate - George, Cardinal Pell, of Australia. -the Armorer


Speaking of Australia, come read the comments in this post at Trias' place. Behave - Dreamkatcha is holding a decent convo down there, even if I think he's *way* on the outside of the issue.

Bow Ramp puts out his take on Cartman Jong Il.

AFSis does *not* wish to live in a world lit only by fire.

Fuzzybear Lioness on playing in traffic... in Sandy Eggo.

Princess Crabby comes to the Joy of Team America late. Better late than never. Sheesh, you coastals can be *so* insular!

Kat goes home, to small town America. Nice place to visit, and hey - I live there too! - 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".