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October 14, 2006

H&I Fires* 14 OCT 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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Hey Blood Spite, The Social Dialectic just keeps-a-coming. Not surprisingly, a demure Christian Cross around one's neck is offensive, but a face obstructive Hijab is an honest way to express one’s devout faith AIN’T THAT NICE.

Ah; but on to more week-end friendly activities… ‘Tis nice to see Little Joey getting himself acquainted with his first .22 LR. And nicer still, to see Mommy and Daddy leading him on his first 2nd Amendment steps. As the saying goes: Teach your children well. - BOQ

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I just love this line of Jim Dunnigan's, un-PC as it is:

This is largely due to the fact that there are few nations that can put up much of a fight against carrier fighter aircraft, so more emphasis is now placed on bombing. There are a lot more nations out there in need of a good bombing, than can protect their own air space.

The whole bit is here. -the Armorer

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For the amusement of the local experts: the newest handgun enthusiast. - FbL

[Woot! You click this link, people - Fuzzy is dangerous to Bad Guys! Another Denizenne who can *shoot*! -the Armorer]

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Since Were-Kitten was thinking of me yesterday......I'll return the favor. A gift from the Princess. -Princess Crabby

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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".