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September 13, 2006

H&I* Fires 13 Sep 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...

Smash of Indepundit has been on TDY in Washington, DC and has been doing a superb job of quietly and surgically exposing Code Pink at Walter Reed. His latest installment is a must-read (there's audio, too). And be sure to check out the very perceptive second commenter on the thread. - FbL

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Sarah of Trying to Grok found a good way to commemorate 9/11 - doing something to pi$$ off Bin Laden! - Barb

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Maggie reminds us that today is an important day in American history. - FbL

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Air America to file for bankruptcy? I.can't.say.another.word.or.Jack.will.scold.me... I'll just observe that it helps to have content that people want. That's why Matty O'Blackfive is a BIG Milblogger, and we... ain't. H/t, Stop The ACLU. -the Armorer

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Terrorism meets Fashion - only in America! From LindaSOG at Something ... and Half of Something. - Barb

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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. 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".