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September 07, 2006

H&I* Fires September 7, 2006

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Wow.... it's lunchtime and no one's put the H&I Fires up yet. WEEE! Slow news day, I suppose. Let's see... what can I do with this blank page.
OHH OHH OHH! (that's me, doin' da Arnold Horshack) I KNOW!
I'll post a story about Chinese Strippers! In Donghai County, no less. I can think of a few guys who would like to be "honored" this way.....

How about this? One more reason to build that wall on the Mexican border.

OK, one more. Rantin' Ron's on a Roll again- talking about landing a job at Carl's Corner. If you missed his Hell's Angels story- make sure you read that one too. He cracks.me.up.

The rest is up to ya'll. I'm in the mood for some fun news. Whatcha got? ~AFSis

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How about this disturbing bit of news from Kyrgyzstan about a missing USAF Major? -the Armorer

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I see ABC is "tweaking" the Path to 9/11 Miniseries, putatively under political pressure from outraged Clintonites and others. I haven't seen it, I have no opinion on the substance of the claims - but there is a bit of "sauce for the goose" to this - given the Conservative outcry that caused the Reagan biopic to move from CBS to Showtime... Not arguing the merits, just... sayin'. -the Armorer

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Oh, and by the way, I was asked a question over at SWWBO's place. (This will meet AFSis' request, unlike my previous two entries there.) The answer? Abercrombie and Fitch. You want the Jeopardy part of this? Visit SWWBO. (Oh, and thanks, AFSis - yes, today has been *very* busy) -the Armorer

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The Blog of War - #472 in Amazon sales ranking. And Captain Kevin is back! (see the reviews) BTW, Captain Kev - I only self-censor, I've never been censored from an outside source. Just sayin'. And I don't know who these guys are - but I admit, I like 'em, 'cuz they like us! I and the rest of the contributors to Matt's book are now 5 Stars! Woot! -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".