Archive for the 'Military' Category

WaPo publishes letter from JCS

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Note: For the background story, please see WaPo Editorial Cartoon 29 January - Joint Chiefs Respond.
The Washington Post burried the letter from the Joint Chiefs on page A20, but it was published. However, I do applaud them for publishing the letter.
I highly doubt the paper, or even Toles, will respond to the letter, but I […]

WaPo Editorial Cartoon 29 January - Joint Chiefs Respond

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

On 29 January, the Washington Post ran an editorial cartoon by Tom Toles on page B6 that shows the true extent of the liberal bias in the paper. In the cartoon, Tooles showed an Army soldier with amputated arms and legs being attended to by “Dr. Rumsfield.” The soldier’s condition? “Battle hardened.”
The cartoon is completely […]

Helicpoter crash in Iraq

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

A Sea Stallion has crashed in Iraq killing 31.
Baghdad — A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter transporting troops crashed Wednesday in the desert of western Iraq, killing 31 people, U.S. military officials said. It was the deadliest crash of a U.S. military helicopter in Iraq.
A Pentagon source said the helicopter was a CH-53 Sea Stallion, normally […]

Just in case. . .

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

a superior comes across my blog, figures out its me, and tries to make me stop.
The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Marine Corps, Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Military Death Penalty

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

Bob asked a very good question of me in regards to Deserter Scum Hassoun.
Put the bastard up against the wall already. Or hang him. Both work just as well.
Or does the Military use lethal injection now?
As much joy as I would get from watching him get shot or hanged (sick, yes but this guy deserves […]

Prison within prison?

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

I really can’t decide what to make of this story from the Washington Post. It seems just too strange to believe, yet has that sense of it really could be true. I am unsure of how much some of you know about Gitmo and what exactly goes on there, but if you know something, have […]

Question about courts-martial

Sunday, December 12th, 2004

I received this comment from a friend of mine about Cpl Houssoun and what could happen in his case and others like it.
Hey Marcus, maybe you can answer this.
I was looking at the UCMJ, and under subchapter 10, Section 885 Article 85, paragraph c, it says that desertion is “punished, if the offense is committed […]

Operation Lightning Freedom

Saturday, December 11th, 2004

New operation going on in Afghanistan.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Some 18,000 American troops have started a winter offensive against Taliban rebels in Afghanistan, vowing to eliminate insurgents who could threaten parliamentary elections slated for the spring.
The U.S. military said Saturday that it hoped the new push, dubbed Lightning Freedom, would persuade insurgents to accept an amnesty […]

Marines and Fallujah

Saturday, November 20th, 2004

I have been trying for days to write something about the Marine situation in Fallujah, Iraq. My personal feelings about what happen and how it was reported can be summed up in one word; pissed.
Oliver North wrote an article about what really happen. The article is too long to quote here, but you do need […]

Iraqi Commander Deserts

Saturday, November 6th, 2004

This is a little unsettling.
An Iraqi military commander has deserted US forces hours after he received a full briefing on US military plans to storm the rebel-held city of Fallujah, CNN has reported.
The pool report sent to Reuters and other media from a US marine unit quoted US officers as saying the desertion of the […]

Time to take back Falluja

Friday, November 5th, 2004

Looks like the Marines are gearing up to launch an impressive campaign to take back Falluja. No surprise the U.N. doesn’t want it to happen.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.N. chief Kofi Annan warned against an all-out military offensive to capture the rebel-held Iraqi city of Falluja, which U.S. forces urged civilians to flee as they launched […]