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August 19, 2006

H&I* Fires 19 Aug 2006

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...

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Let's see what the Denizens are up to.

At The Torch, Beaverbrook asserts we're in The 2nd Hundred Years War.

Rammer notes some offbeat graffiti.

Alan shares his thoughts while abusing his cats.

I may have linked this already, but no matter. It has guns in it. There's always room for seconds when that's the subject!

The Snarkatron has news! New Job, New Commute... news!

Trias looks at Lebanon and ponders French Perfidy. Hezbollah Perfidy, and just where *are* those Israeli soldiers who were the catalyst for all this?

AFsis has dental divorce advice, channels the Werekitty, and notes an event.

Murray has a "Whatzis" going...

Okay, that's it. Yer up. -the Armorer

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I guess these aren't in the Denizen Roundup because The Armorer was very kind and linked them over at MilBlogs late yesterday. But I thought I'd share here too, since some of you may not visit that site (you should!). I finally (bad, bad FbL!) posted about Soldier Ride from two weeks ago, and I've got a story featuring what The Armorer calls "Fuzzy Snafus." - Fuzzybear Lioness

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Princess Crabby does her best to destroy the Navy in New Orleans... no doubt by sapping it's stamina. -the Armorer

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Hey – Maybe it’s not too late for ‘Ol Creaky Bones Boquisucio to SIGN-UP, after all. – BOQ

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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".