Isn’t it interesting that the North Koreans are trying to claim that T-Rump declared war? I am guessing that the supreme leader does not allow for education, let alone the subject of history.
It was after all the North Koreans that declared war by invading South Korea on June 25th, 1950.
That painful war, dragged on until July 27th, 1950 when they signed an armistice, not a peace treaty, but an armistice bringing an end to the fighting.
On at least six occasions, the North Koreans had backed out of the armistice. Obviously I do not want to see nuclear arms in play. Even in the “good guys’” hands, they are a terrible idea. But when a psychopath controls them (yes, in this case, both sides) it is a scary situation.
I am not normally a hawk, but it may be time to finish this one. The current regime appears to be hell bent to see some action. I am not saying that T-Rump is not without fault. The Hyper-Tweeting Orangutan has been bickering with Kim Jong Un like a school kid. If it were just saber rattling, we could just move on as long as the war does not heat back up. The events that led me to believe that we should bring this chapter to a decisive conclusion is that Kim Fatty the Third keeps escalating his testing of weapons that put millions/billions at risk.
It is time for us to make Kim yell out: 이런 벙커 버스터는 어디서 나온거야? (Holy shit, where did all of the bunker busters come from?)
Seems North Korea is at it again.
And I will reiterate the last paragraph;
When an unstable communist dictator openly threatens to nuke you, what is the proper response. I’m especially interested in the opinion of left-wingers who reflexively dismiss any sort of aggressive response as only making the situation worse. Fine. What would you do? Pay them a king’s ransom? Ignore them and pray they’re not serious? Go to the Chinese (you might want to bring some money, since we owe them a little) and ask them to get the kid under control?
Being moderate, I try to steer away from total destruction. And I’d like to see us (the US) get out of other countries’ business, but this time it is a direct threat on us. We invaded the middle east because of an indirect threat, what will we do to counter this direct threat?
For those that do not not it I am a vet, I served in the U.S. Army, and was discharged with a service connected injury. I stand behind my military brothers and sisters one hundred per cent. With that in mind, I watch out for them just as they watch out for us.
It has come to light that the Department of the Navy has issued a new order, one that I am trying to locate in full. If you have a link to the text please either leave it in a comment here, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The marines and sailors will be randomly tested for alcohol. Anyone with a blood alcohol level of .01% or higher will face counseling or other disciplinary action.
I think my objection will come down to the implementation. If they are saying that you cannot show up for duty with alcohol in your system, I can support that. perhaps in addition to those on duty, maybe those who are on alert status… However if they are saying that they can test you at any time, I would find that to be counter to service morale, and the recruitment level.
Those who serve(ed) have eared the privilege to consume a legal substance. I have already made it well known that I also feel that those with military (non-dependent) ID cards should be exempt from the age limit for purchase, possession, and consumption of alcohol. Yes, I believe that if you put your life on the line, we should not get in your way of a beer if you want.
Anyway, do we feel that this will help our branches of service?
This comes from an article I found on MSNBC:
Now, I am a fan of both animals and our troops.
I recognize that service animals are a wonderful and useful aid to people (when they are not abusing the system).
I also recognize that our troops develop some really nasty situations serving us from all over the globe.
Here is the rub, should our service members have service animals? I can see it from the VA or other after care organizations, but I do not expect service animals for active duty personnel.
I was infantry, I would not expect that my battle buddy would need a dog to jump on him in case his CPAP (sleep apnea mask) came off in the night.
Can combat troops do their jobs with a service animal?
We know that when in the rear, our troops have more luxuries than in the field. Who will care for the dog during deployment? Will the dogs that are attached to airborne troops have to jump too? Can they do a PLF (parachute landing fall)? If rover makes a mess on the floor, does he do pushups? or does his patient?
When I was in, we would have been bounced out due to the issues that these animals are providing services for.
According to the Air Force News, on March 26th Lt General Janet Wolfenbarger was promoted to General. This is the four star general I am speaking of, the very FIRST female four star general in the Air Force.
I am very happy for her, her family, friends and the Air Force itself.
She has been serving for 32 years. This is not her only first.
She was part of the first class from the Air Force Academy that had women in its ranks.
Females only make up 9.1 percent of the officers in the Air Force and there are only 28 generals of any number of stars.
General Wolfenbarger, thank you for your service and your outstanding accomplishments.
/me renders a hand salute
Okay there is a video that has gone viral.
Kony 2012. The video is almost 30 minutes in length.
The US Army has deployed 100 combat equipped soldiers to the region with the goal to remove him and his top members.
There is an ICC warrant for his arrest.
How long until SEAL Team 6 is deployed to get the job done right?
I may have been army and enjoy my rivalries, my beret is off to SEAL Team 6, that are hardcore mamma-jammas.
You know years ago, I was in Colorado and found that they had a great set of alcohol laws.
If you are between 18 and 21 you could drink 3.2 beer.
Once you reached 21, then you could go to regular 6.0 bars and liquor bars.
Lets also add the fact that we have vets that have put their lives on the line, but they are minors and can’t buy a beer? What kind of bullshit is that?