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November 03, 2006

H&I* Fires 3 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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It's good to vote Democratic! Terrorists say so! It makes them *proud* people want to vote for Democrats. Note Democrats - you should vote your conscience, and not really let these hosers [edited due to sensitive Canuckistanian objections that spanned the ideological divide] respected representatives of well-intentioned progressive splodey-dope organizations *drive* your vote - but you should certainly ask yourself what it is about these guys and your party that makes them say these things... and ask yourself if that's truly a good thing. -the Armorer


Denizen Ry reminded us earlier this week to Wear Red in support of the Canadian Troops in Afghanistan. The Armorer chose not go full-bore (because I've only got one red shirt, and it's a Rotary shirt) so I'm wearing this - which, down here, will more likely get noticed, anyway.

Canadian Year of the Veteran pin
-the Armorer

Ooorah, Mr. Griffin.
Thanks for putting Jon Carrey in his proper place... the bottom of the food chain. ~AFSis


It's about time someone started taking this Blogwar seriously! Geez, buncha lamers who hardly defend themselves. I finally got Cassie's attention! -the Armorer


SWWBO takes on Lewis Diuguid, local lefty columnist. Of course, it's probably not Lewis' fault that he thinks the way he does, and espouses lots and lots of state intervention in everything... his last name is pronounced "do-good" and he's just taken it to heart. -the Armorer


*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".