USAF A-10 Thunderbolt Tank Buster


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The Warthog.   🙂

This is an episode of Modern Marvels from the History Channel It give  a brief history of why our military added the Air Force and why the need for close air support was so important. Enjoy!

Radical Turks Attack US Sailors In Istanbul


I about hit the roof when I saw this footage of, what looks to me like a failed kidnapping attempt and assault on American Sailors. In the past Turkey has been a relatively friendly port of call for our Navy. (This is more proof of the radical changes taking place world-wide). I’ve had doubts about their loyalty and agenda on ISIS and their resent acts [or lack of] in the fight against the Islamic State. This video made it clear to me–and maybe I’m placing judgment unfairly but–I no longer consider them an ally of NATO. 

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Three US sailors from the USS Ross were attacked in Istanbul today by radical Turks belonging to the Youth Union of Turkey TGB, an extreme leftist organization. Read more

Benjamin Franklin takes sides: 1776


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Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson writing the Declaration of independence (1776) were all of British descent. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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On this day in 1776, the St. James Chronicle of London carries an item announcing “The very identical Dr. Franklin [Benjamin Franklin], whom Lord Chatham [former leading parliamentarian and colonial supporter William Pitt] so much caressed, and used to say he was proud in calling his friend, is now at the head of the rebellion in North America.” Read more

I’ll Tell You Why We Lost Iraq And Afghanistan For Only $14.99


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The following is a guest article by retired Army Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, written from his modest retirement mansion in Bel Air, Calif.

It’s time to clear the air and close the books on two conflicts that we’ve been fighting for more than a decade. It’s time for the truth to be shouted from the opinion section of The New York Times and the front page of Amazon.com. You guys lost Iraq and Afghanistan, and I’m boldly hitting the prime-time news circuit to talk about it. Read more

Image of the Day: 14 November 2014


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This image from the Vietnam War clearly shows why our troops today are trained to fast rope (zip line) when inserted in a LZ. These ladders seem a little slow going, leaving opportunity for the enemy to engage, and succeed in taking out our guys.( I know firefighters are trained to retreat quickly from a ladder  by sliding down the vertical bars, but probably not practical in a war zone.)
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Image found on:  Sonofastoryteller.tumblr.com