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October 20, 2003

More from the Dark Side of the World of Terror

The last job I held before retiring was as a DOD WMD response planner. We supported large events like the Olympics, Summit of the 8, and did a lot of Y2K planning. We also conducted lots of 'what if' CPX's. My job was as Plans and Training Officer of the WMD cell. I and my compatriots spent a lot of time thinking about evil things to do to generate trouble.

One of my favorite models for a terrorist disaster was Texas City. (If your browser loses it's forward/back buttons, just hit alt-left arrow to come back).

According to Mansoor Hijaz, as reported in NRO, someone else is thinking about it, too.

Blackfive has a cautionary tale to tell for you Edward Said fans.

Blackfive - The Paratrooper of Love: Me and My Muslim Friends Neighbors

As a coupla people note in the comments, true-believer Muslims think differently from us. Significantly so. At a basic, culturally imprinted level that makes it hard for them to get over what we see as a wall. Since they don't see any need to get over that wall, we're supposed to come over there.

The wall that says the Mossad flew the planes into the towers.

Like many in the military who have worked with ME soldiers and officers, been dere, done dat, got the t-shirt. And still suffer from cognitive dissonance when talking about Israel with those guys.

Go read the SuperTrooper of Love. Then come back for some comforting GunPorn™

by John on Oct 20, 2003 | Global War on Terror (GWOT)
» A Collection of Thoughts links with: Cultural and Religious Brainwashing

I love this line...

"...the only people I have palpable contempt for are the coterie of Democrats who so obviously voted for the war out of rank political calculation and who now spin themselves beyond the point of scrotal torsion in an effort to say they didn't mean it."

Jonah Goldberg writing in the G-File on National Review Online today.

Go read the rest.

October 19, 2003

Who sez things aren't getting better in Iraq!

The multi-national culture crusher has arrived!

Long Live The King!

If the troops are getting their Whoppers, things are getting better.

'Nuff said.

Sunday GunPorn™

Okay! Today let's take a look at a sexy little number who actually hails from Poland, the Degtyarev Pechotnyi 28. This little number was the first Soviet designed (as opposed to inherited (?!?) from the Tsar. Using a modified Kjellman Frijberg locking system (hehehehehe - I love to toss that stuff around) the DP introduced a locking system still in use in russian and russian-derived machine guns. It uses a fat firing pin with recesses cut in the sides. As the pin goes forward, it cams 'flaps' out of the side of the bolt which lock the bolt in place when firing, and on recoil, the retreating pin cams them back out again. Fast, robust, simple to make, and not affected by dirt as much (too bad you can't say the same for the magazine!

Oh, you want less words, more picture? Okay. Here you go!

She's shown here with her little friend, a Polish-made TT-33 Tokarev pistol, made in 1953, that has a safety (unlike the original soviet pistol). His safety was built in from the get-go, not like the butcher-job safeties put on recent imports in order to get them past the ATFE inspectors.

Time to get funky - let's go behind the curtain....

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by John on Oct 19, 2003 | General Militaria | Gun Pr0n - A Naughty Expose' of the fiddly bits | Machine Guns
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