Barret Rifle Gets Another Ringing Endorsement — Maybe

From Washington Times via Defense Tech


Sabotage potential
We have no evidence that the U.S. was able to sabotage North Korea’s Taepodong-2 missile, which malfunctioned 42 seconds into launch on Tuesday and crashed.
But we do note that special operations forces (SOF) are playing an increasing role, overt and covert, in the world under Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s rule. We also note that one of the reasons that SOF procured the powerful .50- caliber Barrett’s sniper rifle was to have the capability to disable ballistic missiles. It’s a scenario for missile defense you won’t see in any literature from the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency: insert a commando behind the lines, who positions himself within shooting range of the launchpad.
“One of the original reasons for procuring the .50-caliber sniper system was to disable missiles,” a SOF source says. “A round pumped in prior to launch, or during to cover the noise, in the right place would cause a catastrophic malfunction.”


It is kind of neat to think of come ACU clad James Bond/”The Unit”/Jack Bauer types gliding into NoKo on stealth wings taking a bead on Kim Jong Ils Dong with one of  these …but we’ll never know…unless the New York times finds out about.


Nah, they’d never print anything that Al Queda can’t use.

Published in: on July 12, 2006 at 2:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

More News the NYT Won’t be Giving you

More news the New York Times should be telling the people of the US instead of acting as an Information Service for thier enemy:

Iraq hints at compromise as nearly 20 rebel groups talk of peace
Ammar Karim
July 5, 2006
BAGHDAD —  Iraq hinted on Wednesday that it might be ready to compromise in negotiations with insurgents as officials said that nearly 20 rebel groups had expressed an interest in opening talks on certain conditions.

While folks round these parts keep saying that things are going badly in Iraq, and there is still plenty of violence, the number of rebel groups negotiating with the Maliki government continues to grow.


Published in: on July 8, 2006 at 12:09 pm  Comments (2)  

One Reason Why Things May Be Different Today

When I was a kid, this was printed on the front page of the hometown newspaper.  It covered the entire paper except the masthead, and was printed in red ink to remind us of the sacrifice of those who realized it’s dream.

I wish more news papers would do that toady.  I wish I could change the font color to red. 

In Congress, July 4, 1776.
In General Congress Assembled.

WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the Accommodation of large Districts of People, unless those People would relinquish the Right of Representation in the Legislature, a Right inestimable to them, and formidable to Tyrants only.

He has called together Legislative Bodies at Places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the Depository of their public Records, for the sole Purpose of fatiguing them into Compliance with his Measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly Firmness his Invasions on the Rights of the People.

He has refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from without, and Convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their Migrations hither, and raising the Conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and the Amount and Payment of their Salaries.

He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their Substance.

He has kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our Legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops amoung us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended Offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an arbitrary Government, and enlarging its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit Instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Power to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our Towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People.

He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized Nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Coun try, to become the Executioners of their Friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic Insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.

Nor have we been wanting in Attentions to our British Brethren. We have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the Circumstances of our Emigration and Settlement here. We have appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence. They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of Consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Signed by Order and in Behalf of the Congress, JOHN HANCOCK, President.

According to the Authenticated List Printed by
Order of Congress of January 18, 1777
John Hancock.

New-Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, Wm. Whipple, Matthew Thornton.

Massachusetts-Bay: Saml. Adams, John Adams, Robt. Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry.

Rhode-Island and Providence, & c.: Step. Hopkins, William Ellery.

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Saml. Huntington, Wm. Williams, Oliver Wolcott.

New-York: Wm. Floyd, Phil. Livingston, Frans. Lewis, Lewis Morris.

New-Jersey: Richd. Stockton, Jno. Witherspoon, Fras. Hopkinson, John Hart, Abra. Clark.

Pennsylvania: Robt. Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benja. Franklin, John Morton, Geo. Clymer, Jas. Smith, Geo. Taylor, James Wilson, Geo. Ross.

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, Geo. Read, (Tho M. Kean).

Maryland: Samuel Chase, Wm. Paca, Thos. Stone, Charles Carroll, of Carrollton.

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Ths. Jefferson, Benja. Harrison, Thos. Nelson, jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton.

North-Carolina: Wm. Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn.

South-Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thos. Heyward, junr., Thomas Lynch, junr., Arthur Middleton.

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, Geo. Walton.

Published in: on July 4, 2006 at 9:33 am  Leave a Comment  

Senator Roberts Getting Tough


Pasted here in it’s entirety:

The following letter from the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to the DNI was sent today and obtained by PJM’s editors:

June 27, 2006

The Honorable John D. Negroponte
Director of National Intelligence
Washington, D.C. 20511
Dear Mr. Director:

Unauthorized disclosures of classified information continue to threaten our national security – exposing our sensitive intelligence sources and methods to our enemies.

Numerous, recent unauthorized disclosures of sensitive intelligence programs have directly threatened important efforts in the war against terrorism.

Whether the President’s Terrorist Surveillance Program or the Department of Treasury’s effort to track terrorist financing, we have been unable to persuade the media to act responsibly and protect the means by which we protect this nation.

To gain a better understanding of the damage caused by unauthorized disclosures of this type, I ask that you perform an assessment of the damage caused by the unauthorized disclosure of some of our most sensitive intelligence programs. While your assessment may range beyond the President’s Terrorist Surveillance Program and Treasury’s Terrorist Finance Tracking Program, I am particularly interested in the damage attributable to these two unauthorized disclosures.


Pat Roberts

Published in: on June 27, 2006 at 3:24 pm  Comments (1)  

NY Times Exposes More Intelligence Abuses By Texas Oil Nazis

I was going to spend my lunch hour writing on how bloggers around the country have figured out that Jack Murtha advised the NYT to print it’s article exposing the SWIFT “scandal” but HOT AIR has that covered, and ACE OF SPADES HQ says what I wanted to say (CONTENT WARNING).

But then I see that Ace links to a story by the NYT that has me turned all around.


Published in: on June 27, 2006 at 12:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

It Started With a JDAM Enema — Part 2

“It started with a JDAM enema” is what you can tell your Lefto buddies when they ask “What went wrong?” in 2008.

Part 1 of “It Started With a JDAM Emema is HERE  wherin we discuss how the Left has missed the boat on Saddam’s terror connections, and how they opened the door when, in thier haste to convince people that Zarko’s JDAM enema was not a big developement, they pulled up articles on the web showing that Zarqawi was running an al Queda training camp in Iraq before the war and saying Bush was a putz b/c he didn’t “get him when he had the chance.”  I say they did it in “haste” because they didin’t realize that this only shot down their argument that Saddam was not associated with Al Queda before we went into his country and Liberated the Iraqi people….you know like they;ve been telling us for two years. 

It also shows the kind of government documents Liberal Media outlets ignore while they are pursuing an agenda to elect Democrats by trying to convince us that the country is being taken over by Texas Oil Nazis, who will take away all our freedoms and make us sit in Sunday School all day.  And they do it no matter how many US soldiers it kills or how badly it affects the GWOT because “it’s in the public interest.”  The documents do show an Al Queda/Iraq connection prior to the war, and they are the kind the NYT should be going after and informing the public of instead of working for the enemy.

In the meantime, Leftos have been spending the last two years telling us that we’re losing, that we can never win, that the combat pressures on our troops are so high that they “snap” and kill babies, and this all results in the United States being the greatest threat to world peace in history—even worse than NoKos with nukes AND missles or Iranians with just nukes.

Suddenly though, they find themselves in another corner entirely: criticizing what looks to be the dawning of Victory in Iraq.  And their problem is that they have been so busy keeping the information you need FROM you, (and giving the enemy the information it needs) they find themselves with only their own propaganda to rely on.  Which will make them look even more foolish and deceitful in the future.

Of course, using the theory that you are too stupid to notice that things are going our way in Iraq, they are trying to position this as if they were right all along, and recent announcements of troop reductions vindicate their claim that things in Iraq are “a disaster.”

 So here we provide you with some in depth facts, given to you by people who have been paying attention, and who haven’t been lying to you about how bad the war is…or how bad we are as a Nation.


Published in: on June 27, 2006 at 8:01 am  Comments (1)  

It All Started With a JDAM Enema

A couple weeks ago, Liberals and Democrats got caught unawares when Zarqawi got his JDAM enema and assumed worm food status.  Suddenly, they had been caught with news from Iraq that they couldn't immediately spin as being a negative developement.  In thier quest to make all news from Iraq BAD news, Left Wing bloggers andthier sock puppets scoured the web and found that US Intelligence knew that Zarko was running a training camp in Iraq before the war, and dutifully trotted that fact out to show that GWB was a failure becuase he hadn't gotten Zarko back then.  Unfortunatley, they did that before they realized just how much it undermined thier "Saddam had no connection to Al Queda before the war"  (Bushlied, people died) argument.  They had stumbled across information that guys like me had been telling folks all along, shooting holes in thier own arguments and validating mine in the process. (more…)

Published in: on June 26, 2006 at 12:41 pm  Comments (1)  

Q: When is a Time Schedule Not a Time Schedule?

Q:  When is a Time Schedule not a Time Schedule? 

A:  When Democrats say the Iraqis have come up with a plan that sets a time schedule for the US withdrawing from Iraq.

 I read with humor some newspaper articles and comments on Liberal blogs that the Iraqi Government has proposed a plan that included a date certain time schedule for the US with drawing from  Iraq, saying that this has vindicated the Democrat Cut and Run policy.

BUT this seems to be a case of the typical Liberal reporting something is true just because they want it to be, you know like indictments that turn out not to be indictments, investigations that turn out not to be investigations, and National Guard documents that turn out to be forgeries, and Marines are guilty of War Crimes before the investigation is over.  So you can go to blogs which report that way, complete with smart assed (but uninformed) comments, or you can come here where we wait to verify if things are true before we say they are.


Published in: on June 26, 2006 at 7:24 am  Leave a Comment  


In response to a comment about people requireing "Standing" to criticize Jackiepoo Murtha for his being a total ass.

 Posted here in it's entirety, an entry in MilBlogs by this gent:

Rep. Murtha plays the bully

[CDR Salamander]

All due respect to Rep. Murtha and all, but I am sorry; just because you served does not give you the right to play bully-boy with those who have not.

Sure, it is OK, sometimes, if you are backed into a corner to pull out your DD214 if someone who never served is talking about Tactical issues and is smearing and/or sending out bad gouge, etc; but when it comes to Strategic issues, I am sick of the "You haven't served, you can't disagree with me. My opinion cannot be questioned." way of avoiding the core issue.

That is so old, tired, and foolish. Prime Minister Thatcher never served, however it can be argued that she is easily in the Top 5 civilian leaders who "Got it." Should she have caved to the opinion of some Old Labor defeatist who thought they should give the Falklands to the Argentineans, or unilaterally disarmed in the face of the Soviets just because he spent the mid-1940 fighting his way up Italy? No. The Chickenhawk habit is way past Chicken$(%t. Here is the video. It says it was posted by ”Nancy Pelosi”, and most of the video "she" has is pro Left. Maybe it is just me, but I don't think this had the desired effect.

BTW…if you want to find out what people with "standing" think about Jackiepoo go here:

and type "murtha" in the search box on the RIGHT…then just feeeellll the looooove

After your done with that go here for some more folks with "standing":

and type in "murtha" in thier search engine AT THE TOP.


Published in: on June 25, 2006 at 6:12 pm  Comments (1)  

Sometimes the Comments Just Write Themselves

MIAMI — American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to an audience of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon.
Murtha was the guest speaker at a town hall meeting organized by Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, D-Miami, at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus. Meek’s mother, former Rep. Carrie Meek, D-Miami, was also on the panel.

Of course, we can't criticize him, because he's a decorated combat veteran. 

Published in: on June 25, 2006 at 5:02 pm  Comments (7)