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November 01, 2006

H&I* Fires 1 NOV 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.

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RightWingNews surveyed right wing bloggers on the upcoming elections. I participated, and judging from the results... I'm, um, not mainstream. We'll see who's a better prognosticator (if previous results are a guess, notme) on November 8th. I gotta scoot - meeting! -the Armorer

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It isn't a Fisking so much as a "this-guy-deserves-to-be-pounded-into-the-pavement" kinda post...so VDH does exactly that. While you feel you should avert your eyes, you can't resist...read the whole thing. -Instapilot

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The troops answer Kerry. - FbL

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Greetings Castle Clan - For all trackheads out there, I just came across this review of The T-90 vs. The M1A1. Now, if I only knew some ruskie...

Oh - And while you're at it: Why don't you come a wee bit closer and slip me some tongue. BOQ (The Silent One)

*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".