Saturday, December 15, 2007

Bored Marines = Distruction

Demo for the War Before they were against it

This is great

The Dems Bow again

With a 22% approval rating and not being able to win with the nutso democrats or mainstream Americans the dems again bowed out on troop funding.

The Democratic-led Congress authorized more Iraq war spending on Friday, sending President George W. Bush a defense bill requiring no change in strategy after failing again to impose a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawals.
The defense policy bill, approved 90-3 by the U.S. Senate, also expanded the size of the U.S. Army and set conditions on the Bush administration’s plan to build a missile defense system in Europe.
The measure already had passed the House of Representatives and now goes to Bush, who is expected to sign it into law. It authorizes Pentagon programs expected to cost $506.9 billion during fiscal 2008, which began in October.

Maybe they are finally seeing the light and noticing we are winning the war. Nah that would be too much to ask for. Dummys

Mike Hukabee

Uncle Jimbo from has a great post on candidate Hukabee. Decent governer from what I have read but what in the world is he doing try to lead this country. I think he would make a good VP candidate at least he wont shoot anyone in the face.

Problem is the good southerns like this guy because he is one of them. Liking does not a good president make. Besides a good chunk of my family is mormon and I have no problems with them or Mitt. A candidate Christian affiliation is not important just as long as they are not a ROPer.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I love me some Pelosi

Pelosi Comes Unhinged, Spews Pete Stark-like Vitriol: Republicans “Like this War”
Washington– With plummeting approval ratings and no legislative accomplishments to point to, Nancy Pelosi is melting down in the final days of the first session of the 110th Congress. Military success on the ground in Iraq also seems to be agitating the San Francisco Speaker who appears to be despondent over the fact that General Petraeus’ surge is working.
In a press conference today, Pelosi’s frustration manifested itself:
“The grassroots are justifiably disappointed, and I am too, that we could not do something to end this war. The assumption that I made, that the Republicans would soon see the light and listen to their constituents, was not an accurate one.”
“They like this war. They want this war to continue…” Pelosi’s desperation continues to grow as the clock appears to be running out on the Democrats. Their failure to address the nation’s problems like rising prices, the seemingly inevitable return of the alternative minimum tax, and their gross abdication of their responsibility to our troops in the field have left the Americans restless and angry at their incompetence.
Will Nancy Pelosi apologize before the House for her Pete Stark-like remarks? The American people and America’s men and women in uniform are waiting.

This woman is flat farking nuts. I cannot stand even the sight of her or her voice. She is losing the political side and we are winning the war in Iraq. I am loving this maybe we can get her a!@ out of there in a couple years.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


If only our congress critters would read intel briefs oh wait that would imply they have intelligence hmmm it seems out Iraq friends can get along better than us.

Good for the Iraqis Bad for the Bad Guys

KALSU — An insurgent safehouse in
Arab Jabour was rendered useless, Dec.
4, by two joint direct attack ammunition
Although dropped by an Air Force
F-16 Falcon jet, the operation was
a combined effort conducted on the
ground by Soldiers of the 1st Battalion,
30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade
Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division,
Fort Stewart, Ga., and members of a
Concerned Local Citizens (CLC) group
in the area.
The chain of events began Dec. 2,
when the CLCs conducted a daylight
search of a suspected insurgent base of
The citizens, led by Salah Mubarak,
conducted the mission after they experienced
a number of attacks around
the abandoned building, said Capt. Eric
Melloh, from Hunstville, Texas, commander,
Company A, 1-30th Inf. Regt.
Tired of the violence, local residents
including Mubarak’s cousin, who
owned the structure, took proactive
measures to stop the attacks.

More From Helman Provience

From Centcom
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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan and Coalition forces conducted an operation Sunday targeting insurgent networks in Helmand Province in which several militants were killed, 10 other militants were detained, and two civilians were wounded.

The combined force of Afghan and Coalition members conducted a search of compounds in the Musa Qaleh district targeting people associated with an insurgent weapons facilitator believed to have been killed in an earlier Coalition forces’ precision strike in the area.

The combined force detained 10 people suspected of having links to insurgent weapons facilitation networks. The detainees will be questioned regarding their involvement in weapons facilitation operations as well as other extremist activities.

Afghan and Coalition forces came under small-arms fire from several militants on one of the compounds while conducting their search of the area. Using a combination of accurate, conventional munitions and small-arms, the combined force returned fire, killing the militants.

Afghan and Coalition forces also performed an assessment of the precision munitions strike, finding several deceased militants at the impact site. Two teen-aged males were also found during the assessment who had sustained injuries during the course of the precision munitions strike.

Afghan and Coalition forces transported the wounded boys to a medical facility for treatment.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the wounded for a speedy recovery,” said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, Combined Joint Task Force 82 spokesman. “Afghan and Coalition forces make every effort to prevent injuries or deaths to civilians not taking part in hostilities. It is unfortunate when militant forces put innocent civilians at risk by conducting extremist operations in their midst.”

In other words they murfed some bad guys. The British are all about firepower and training. As much as I am not liking the British government right now HRM Army, Marines, Air Force are doing the forebear proud. This is about a professional army and the Brits have a long tradition of this.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Musa Qala happenings

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan and international forces have retaken a southern Afghan town held by Taliban militants since February, the Defense Ministry said Monday.
Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said Afghan, British and U.S. forces had "completely captured" Musa Qala, a town in the opium poppy growing belt of northern Helmand province. He said fighting is continuing around Musa Qala.
Afghan and international troops have stepped up operations around Musa Qala since early November, and fighting in the area has intensified in the last several days as forces advanced on the town.
Residents in Musa Qala told The Associated Press that Taliban militants fled the town's center Monday. A British military spokesman, Lt. Col. Richard Eaton, said he could not confirm that the Taliban had left the town's center but said he would not be surprised.
"This is what happens. We have had a number of operations in the past where once the Taliban realize they are overmatched, they tend to leave," Eaton said. "I wouldn't be surprised if that is the case here. Ultimately our aim is to take Musa Qala, and if we take Musa Qala without a big fight, that's fantastic."

Taliban militants overran Musa Qala in February, four months after British troops left the town following a contentious peace agreement that gave security responsibilities to Afghan elders.

So the great Taliban offensive never shows up. Classic insurgancey show up where goverment is thin. Fade when overwhelming force shows up.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

We are concentrating on Afghanistan Today

ANSF push Taliban out of northern Helmand

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition soldiers pushed back Taliban insurgents from Now Zad, Helmand Province, Dec. 5.
The combined force was conducting a reconnaissance patrol in Now Zad when Taliban insurgents attempted to ambush the patrol from established fighting positions. The enemy fired on the ANSF using small arms, rocket and mortar fire. The ANSF immediately returned small-arms and machine-gun fire, putting the enemy on the defensive.
The enemy moved to secondary positions in an attempt to flank friendly forces, as the battle escalated. ANSF identified the new enemy fighting positions and engaged with small arms, machine gun fire and precision air strikes.
The insurgents attempted to hide among the civilian population by moving into their homes.
“The enemy attempted to take advantage of the historic Afghan hospitality by using civilian homes as fighting positions,” the ANSF commander said. “Fortunately, the residents recognized the Taliban were abusing their hospitality and wanted no part of it.”
The Afghan civilians prevented them from using the compounds and its inhabitants as human shields. Tthe enemy executed a disorderly retreat and the ANSF continued to clear the village to ensure no insurgents remained.
“The ANSF and the citizens of Now Zad both demonstrated their resolve to eliminate the Taliban menace in northern Helmand Province,” said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, Combined Joint Task Force-82 spokesman. “Continued collaboration like we saw today is the key to bringing peace and stability to this country.”

There is also a fight brewing in Musa Qula as we type this. It is not in the news as it NATO and ANA operation. This is where the ISAF signed a peace treaty with local elders and the Talib moved in and took over and declared a victory over the crusaders. This is the same province that the local Talib commander says he has over 2500 fighter including 900 foreign fighters ready to launch frontal assaults and take over the whole province by winter.

From ISAF(ie NATO)
ANA, ISAF launch operation in Musa Qala
KABUL, Afghanistan – Troops from the Afghan National Army supported by ISAF Forces have been conducting operations in the north of Helmand since the beginning of November.
An operation to retake the town of Musa Qala has started today, Dec. 7. In order to assist the Afghan National Army, ISAF Forces have launched an insertion of troops by helicopter on the edge of the town. This operation will continue for the next few days.
More information will be given as it becomes available.

This is a continuation of the attack on Musa Quala please pray for the families in this holiday season.
ISAF soldier killed, one injured in southern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan – An ISAF soldier has been killed and another was injured in an explosion in southern Afghanistan today.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who have died or been injured today while working to ensure a more stable future for the people of Afghanistan,” said Wing Commander Antony McCord, Regional Command South spokesperson.

Keep an eye out for Afghanistan as we start the winning in Iraq we are going to have to re-focus on Afghanistan especially with the worsening security situation in Pakistan. Our brave allies have done a great job in holding down Afghanistan. But do they have the stomach to increase forces to finish this or is it going to be up to Uncle Sam to bring in the forces with the invitation of the Afghan gov't of course to bring in the striking power to force the Talib back over the border and let the reconstruction begin behind them.

the biggest lie

What a good article and puts paid to the fact that these dirt bags are holy warriors.
This is from CJTF-82 website

“Mujahidin” The Biggest Terrorist Lie.
The quote “If you are going to tell a lie, tell a big one.” is usually attributed to Adolf Hitler, his “Propaganda Minister” Joseph Goebbels also said “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will come to believe it.” The Al Qaeda/Taliban propaganda machine has repeated one so often it has become part of our vernacular. The article below, recently posted to a terrorist website, demonstrates this quite well.
"Destroying nine cars belonging to an enemy convoy in the Qarabagh District in Ghazni Province”
“(Al-Hafiz/ Muhammad Yusuf)--At 1100 today [29 November], the mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate [of Afghanistan] attacked a logistics convoy of the foreign forces while it was passing through the Askarkot area of the Qarabagh District in Ghazni Province on the Kabul-Kandahar highway. As reported, during the one-hour attack, six supply trucks and three police SIRV [as received] cars were targeted by an RPG, completely destroying them. The convoy was then forced back. So far, the incinerated trucks and vehicles are still on the roadside. The attack was undertaken through an ambush. Praise be to God, none of the mujahidin was wounded. Since this morning and as of the preparation of this report, the Kabul-Kandahar highway has been blocked before the enemy vehicles and convoys. The day before yesterday, an enemy logistics convoy was also attacked in this area, incinerating 12 enemy trucks”
The heroic battle described above isn’t quite accurate. There were 6 trucks burned in the “one hour attack”, the logistics convoy was hired by Coalition Forces and consisted of Afghan civilian truck drivers and security guards. These men risk daily insurgent attacks as they attempt to earn a living and feed their families by transporting food, water, medical supplies and other items for the Coalition and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. There had been an ambush of the same type a few miles away the previous day but only one truck was disabled and the insurgents did not have time to steal the cargo or destroy the truck. The usual tactics for these ambushes are to spread them out over 10 to 15 miles, as trucks are hit and disabled they “fall out” of the convoy, the few security vehicles stay with the convoy where they can protect the majority of the trucks. These convoys are a favorite target of the insurgents; the security guards manage to safeguard most of the trucks until they reach a Police Station or can call for help on a cell phone. In the meantime, the insurgents can terrorize and sometimes murder the innocent truck drivers and steal as much as possible before igniting the remaining cargo and the truck and running away.
The greatest lie in the article is one most westerners would not even recognize. “Praise be to God, none of the Mujahidin was wounded.” Coming from the same root word as Jihad which means “struggle”, literally translated Mujahidin means “struggler” or “one who struggles” in the Jihad, the “Holy Struggle”. The word brings to mind images of heroes, Audie Murphy, General Patton, any member of “the Greatest Generation”. The Mujahidin are Afghanistan’s “Greatest Generation”, the men Ronald Regan once praised as “Freedom Fighters”, men the caliber of Ahmad Shah Masoud “the Lion of Panjshir”, Ishmael Khan and Hamid Karzai, men who brought freedom, education, equality and progress to Afghanistan. Not men who attack the weak and unarmed, not thieves and “handlers” of suicide bombers who twist the words of God and convince heavily drugged young men and women to kill themselves and as many innocent women and children as they can. The Arabic language offers a term much more accurately describing the men who conduct these crimes. Munafiq (mona-fick) is defined as a “hypocrite, one whose outward appearance is Islam but whose inner reality is disbelief.” According to Sahih Bukhari, the Prophet said, “Whoever has the following four (characteristics) will be a pure hypocrite and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up. 1) Whenever he is entrusted, he betrays. 2) Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 3) Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous. 4) Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner.” The Quran has hundreds of “ayat” or verses discussing “munafiqun”, referring to them as more dangerous to Muslims than the worst non-Muslim enemies of Islam. The Quran states, “The hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire: no helper wilt thou find for them.” (Quran 4:145) “Even lower than the worst non-Muslim enemies of Islam,” that accurately describes the way the wives of the truck drivers, the families of the men and women and the parents of the children who are brutally slain by the “munafiq” Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists feel about them.

Things going on in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition soldiers foiled a Taliban ambush in Kariz-e Sadeqin, Farah Province, Dec. 5. The combined force was conducting a reconnaissance mission for a weapons cache when two squad-size elements of insurgents ambushed them with small-arms, rocket and indirect fire. ANSF returned small-arms and mortar fire, which allowed them to out-maneuver the insurgent forces and engage them with close air support. The combined forces overwhelmed the insurgents with superior firepower, despite the arrival of enemy reinforcements. Read more