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October 04, 2006

H&I Fires* 4 OCT 2006

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May not agree with Armchair Generalist on much, but the guy is the only NBCR warfare blogger I know of. Looks like there might be a change in policy regarding the use of Riot Control Agents on the field of battle.
If you think there was a row over 'torture' wait until this comes out and we have a fight over 'US uses chemical weapons'!
ry

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Jason over at Countercolumn has a nice tonic regarding the on-going meltdown of the Republican leadership who seem unable to get their stuff together... one has to keep in mind that at this point, the alternative is Speaker Pelosi, and decide if you want to risk that.

Rallying the troops Alright, I'm tired of this sh1t.

Tired of the lot of ya who are willing to hand the keys to Congress over to San Francisco whack job Nancy "The War in Afghanistan is Over" Pelosi and Harry "Stop Sign" Reid and the odious John "I was for it before I was against it" Kerry, all because some jerk in Florida has an AOL account and a hard on.

You're falling right into the Democratic trap. They are going to play this to the hilt, because it is their goal to take the election by stripping the base away from the Republicans. It's the hidden ball trick.

Yes, the GOP leadership acted suboptimally. But what do you think they should have done? Expel a Congressman because he is too friendly in some emails with some pages? Well, the Donks are hoping that you'll say "yes." But they're lying to you through obfuscation.

The Donks are going to rely on the press's inability to discern the emails from the IM's. And it's in the IM's that the real damning evidence was found - not the emails. For all the Donk braying, there is still nothing to suggest that the GOP house leadership knew about the IMs. Only a few of the emails. And while I posted when I was aware of only the emails that they certainly rubbed me the wrong way, and warranted some caution, there was nothing in them to suggest a crime. A propensity to one, perhaps. But Foley was voted into office by the people of his district - not by Dennis Hastert. Absent evidence of a crime, Hastert would have had no business trying to strip Foley of his office.

You can get the rest here. H/t, Mike D.

Okay - off to briefing land! Thanks for setting up the post, Ry! (Loud aside to Those Who Know) Oh, and I *did* din't I? 'Course, I hadda reset the date time group...-the Armorer

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First of all, I just wanna apologize for being as hard to see, as Nicole Richie's sides. Well, you know...

On that torture hell-hole, that we keep on SouthWestern Cuba, the depravity of this Hitlerian Hate-filled Administration never ends. Thanks to that Bastion of Truth and Righteousness: The San Francisco Gate, we are now put on alert that our detainees are being subjected to clogged arteries. Oh, the tortorous horror!!! - BOQ

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Well, this sucks. The PLA ‘honkers’ have the source code to all Windows running platforms connected to the internet ? There seems to be a new spate of activity that looks to be an exercise of the capability?

Phuque a duck. I need a rootbeer, stat.
ry
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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".

All you had to do was ask. ;)

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