Friday, February 22, 2008

You should think of these young men often

Thursday, February 21, 2008

we blew up a satelitte

In freaking outer space from a ship.
If that does not amaze you I dont know what will?

I wonder how the Irainians felt about this today. Soon they will be saying they can do the same.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Oh they must pay

Watch this thing this is what ladies at code pink think of our country.

Oh they must pay.

Task Force 88

Senior al Qaeda in Iraq intel officer killed in Diyala
By Bill RoggioFebruary 20, 2008 10:05 AM

The ID badge for al Qaeda intelligence chief Arkan Khalaf Khudayyir. also known as Karrar.
Multinational Forces Iraq has confirmed it killed a senior intelligence officer of al Qaeda in Iraq’s network in Diyala. Arkan Khalaf Khudayyir, also known as Karrar, was killed during a raid by “Coalition forces” in Khan Bani Sa’ad on February 17. Multinational Forces Iraq uses the generic term Coalition forces to describe Task Force 88, the special operations hunter-killer teams tasked with dismantling al Qaeda in Iraq’s senior leaders and wider network.
Karrar was described as a senior intelligence leader for al Qaeda in Iraq’s network in Baqubah. Karrar facilitated suicide bombing attacks in the Diyala River Valley. This network also has been responsible for attacks in Baghdad, “to include attacks by female suicide bombers.”

Now reportedly renamed to TF-88, this cream of Western Special Operators consists of several elements:
TF Black - operating chiefly in Southern Iraq - made up of an SAS sabre squadron, supported by a Company of SFSG (TF Red). Some SBS operators are thought to be attached to TF Black.
TF Blue - US Navy SEALs from DEVGRU (Seal Team 6)
TF Green - 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - or 'Delta Force'
TF Orange - electronic intelligence gathers
Elements of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), US 24th Special Tactics Squadron, the UK's 7 and 47 RAF Squadrons provide specialised air support for TF-88. CIA operatives alongside the UK's Joint Support Group and SRR are believed to be attached to the Task Force to provide intelligence support. 18 UKSF Signals and their US equivalents (Task Force Orange) provide secure comms and eavesdropping capabiltiies.
The primary role of TF-88 is to hunt down senior members of Al-Qaeda operating in Iraq. To this end, the Task Force has had several successes including the killing of Al-Zarqawi. Elements of the Task force have also been active in hunting down Al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan.

its not just about killing durkas

CJTF-82 RSS Feed
CJTF82 Week in Review 09 Feb - 16 FEB 2008
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 11:40 PM CST
The Combined Joint Task Force 82 (CJTF82) Week in Review is compiled to highlight events that occurred in the previous week, and is authored by SGT Ryan Wagner, CJTF82 Public Affairs Office, Broadcast Journalist. CJTF82 Mission: In conjunction with the Islamic Rebublic of Afghanistan (IRoA), joint, interagency, and multinational forces, CJTF82 conducts full spectrum operations to defeat insurgent forces in RC-East, facilitates the further development of Afghan National Security Forces, and support stability operations in order to assist the IRoA in extending its authority and influence, which contributes to security and regional stability.
CJTF82 Week in Review 02 Feb - 09 FEB 2008
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 10:04 PM CST
The Combined Joint Task Force 82 (CJTF82) Week in Review is compiled to highlight events that occurred in the previous week, and is authored by SGT Ryan Wagner, CJTF82 Public Affairs Office, Broadcast Journalist. CJTF82 Mission: In conjunction with the Islamic Rebublic of Afghanistan (IRoA), joint, interagency, and multinational forces, CJTF82 conducts full spectrum operations to defeat insurgent forces in RC-East, facilitates the further development of Afghan National Security Forces, and support stability operations in order to assist the IRoA in extending its authority and influence, which contributes to security and regional stability.
Coalition forces look to improve agriculture in Nangarhar
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 10:01 PM CST
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Coalition forces recently deployed a team of military agricultural experts from the Missouri National Guard to the Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, to improve farming. In the mostly rural country, agriculture is an economic staple and accounts for approximately 45 percent of Afghanistan’s gross domestic product and employs more than 70 percent of the population. With this in mind, an Agricultural Development Team from the U.S. National Guard deployed to help farmers improve their current crop and livestock production. The team will be working with other organizations such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Soldiers have varying specialties, such as pest management, agricultural management, hydrology, and can tap into their civilian agricultural expertise. The ADT brings expertise, advice and training in soil sciences, irrigation, agronomy, horticulture and animal husbandry to Afghan universities, provincial-level ministries, local farmers and agribusinesses. Also, in conjunction with other organizations, the team hopes to improve the infrastructure of the Afghan agricultural economy through varying projects and the development of Afghan resources. “While deployed, we will be looking for Afghan solutions for Afghan challenges,” said Army Maj. Doug Dunlap, ADT executive officer in a Missouri National Guard press release, who has a diverse background...
ANSF secure remote villages in Helmand Province
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 09:34 PM CST
BAGARAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The 1st Company of 201st Commando Kandak, Afghan National Army, accompanied by Coalition forces, detained 11 suspected insurgents, found 1,000 lbs of heroin, and destroyed a large weapons cache in Helmand Province Feb. 20. The 201st Commandos conducted operations to establish security, disrupt insurgent activity and deny enemy sanctuary, north of the city of Musa Qaleh. ANSF cleared a compound of known Taliban members. While clearing the compound, the elite unit discovered the heroin and an opium processing lab. The Taliban use the monetary proceeds from the sale of heroin to fund their insurgency. Coalition aircraft observed insurgents emplacing IED’s and establishing defensive positions. Coalition aircraft moved in to investigate the suspected sites and were fired upon by enemy combatants. The Coalition aircraft responded with precision fires and eliminated the enemy positions. The combined force also destroyed a large weapons cache. The success of this mission confirms the resolve and ability of the ANSF to rid Afghanistan of insurgents.
11 suspected insurgents detained in Zabul Province
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 08:37 PM CST
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Eleven suspected insurgents were detained Feb. 19 during a combined Afghan National Security and Coalition forces operation to disrupt Taliban leadership networks in Zabul Province. The combined force searched compounds in the Dey Chopan District targeting a Taliban leader responsible for several attacks against Coalition forces. The individual also allegedly facilitated weapons and financial support to Taliban fighters. The joint force employed accurate, aerial-delivered conventional munitions to suppress several suspected insurgents during the search. There were no indications of deaths or injuries as a result of the engagement. Afghan and Coalition forces found and detained 11 individuals with suspected links to the targeted Taliban leader. The detained individuals will be questioned on their involvement in Taliban operations as well as other illegal activities. “Afghan National Security Forces found six of the detainees, one of whom was identified as a Taliban leader, hiding in a concealed room in a mosque on the compound,” said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, Coalition forces spokesman. “Mindful of cultural sensitivities, no Coalition forces members entered the mosque.” An Ak-47 assault rifle, associated with one of the detained individuals, was removed to prevent its use by extremist forces. “Afghan and Coalition forces...
ANA adds new capability to arsenal
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 06:37 PM CST
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A new program instructing Afghan National Army soldiers to effectively provide indirect artillery fire is due to graduate its first platoon in Paktya Province Feb. 25, according to a Combined Joint Task Force-82 official. The 21-day program instructs ANA soldiers on NATO firing tactics, techniques and procedures converting them for use with Russian 122 mm howitzers. The field artillery course focuses on fire direction and gun-line procedures allowing the ANA to compute all firing data. “This program will allow the ANA to operate independently from Coalition forces,” said Army Maj. Daryl Fullerton, deputy fires chief, CJTF-82. “All indirect-fire assets are U.S. assets in eastern Afghanistan. As the ANA continues to grow and conduct operations independently, they will need a means of fire support.” Fullerton explained the ANA bases need counter battery fire in Afghanistan because insurgents routinely attack with 107 mm rockets and other less effective fire. “These platoons will be able to effectively return fire at the conclusion of their training,” Fullerton said. “Even if the ANA doesn’t kill the enemy’s point of origin, their ability to provide indirect fire will discourage the enemy from using more effective forms of...
Qarghaii, Laghman Province, officially announced as Peace District
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 04:32 PM CST
The district of Qarghaii, located in eastern Laghman Province, Afghanistan was officially deemed an Afghanistan “Peace District” Feb 11. This achievement was formally recognized and celebrated by Laghman Governor Gulab Mangal, provincial leaders, United Nations and UNAMA in a ceremony held Feb. 12 in the Mehtar Lam Sarag Garden. Approximately two weeks before the Mehtar Lam ceremony, more than 60 weapons had been turned into the Disbandment of Illegal-Armed Group (DIAG) by Qarghaii citizens and placed on display in the Qarghaii District Center Jan. 28. I thank you all for doing such a great job to bring Laghman peace, said Mangal. But I am especially thankful to the elders. We should all try very hard to work in our province, districts and communities to bring the peace. Mangal said he encouraged Mehtar Lam’s people to join DIAG before but the efforts were unsuccessful and he is glad that they found success when they tried for a second time. Peace is a necessity in every society, said Mullah Qari Rouhullah Fayaz, Provincial Council Member. Islam wants peace in every society. It is a message straight from God, to bring peace. Forgiveness is also necessary for good relations of the...
Building Afghan National Security Forces Capacity in Tagab Valley, Kapisa Province
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 03:58 PM CST
Earlier this month, Afghan National Army in Tagab planned and led the execution of a clearing operation in Landikheyl, Tagab Valley, incorporating Coalition Forces elements as well as Afghan National Police. After extensive training was conducted. simulating the tactics involved in conducting these types of operations, Afghan Soldiers, along with Coalition Forces led the clearing of Qaleh Saleh to Adazai Village. They killed three insurgents, including a known Taliban commander. The Afghan National Army coordinated with Coalition Forces in the area and led a second clearing operation in Adazai. Little enemy contact was made and it is assessed that conditions are set for building stability in the area.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

sniper rifle on a tank????

Hmm i guess it makes sense to give a tank gunner a sniper rifle. I kinda prefered the 120mm version but I guess you dont want to kill everything in sight.

CAMP TAJI — Technicians are modifying M1-A2 Abrams tanks to make them more effective in the dense, urban Baghdad environment.
For Multi-National Division – Baghdad tankers in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division these equipment modifications are taking place in the form of the Tank Urban Survival Kit being added to their M1-A2 Abrams tanks.

From Mr. Totten

The Dungeon of Fallujah
“This is not Norway here, and it is not Denmark.” – Lebanese Forces militia leader Bashir Gemayel.
FALLUJAH – Next to the Joint Communications Center in downtown Fallujah is a squalid and war-shattered warehouse for human beings. Most detainees are common criminals. Others are captured insurgents – terrorists, car-bombers, IED makers, and throat-slashers. A few are even innocent family members of Al Qaeda leaders at large. The Iraqi Police call it a jail, but it's nothing like a jail you've ever seen, at least not in any civilized country. It was built to house 120 prisoners. Recently it held 900.

WTF moment of the day

The Earth is flat??

Iraqi Researcher Defies Scientific Axioms: The Earth Is Flat and Much Larger than the Sun (Which Is Also Flat)

Fadhel Al-Sa'd, Iraqi researcher on astronomy : The Koranic verse that I have just recited – "The breadth of Paradise is as the breadth of the heavens and earth" – attests to the fact that the Earth is flat.
Iraqi physicist 'Aboud Al-Taei: If the Earth is not round, what shape does it have? I have proof today, as a result of scientific development – using satellites, modern devices, and spaceships... In particular, considering the spaceships and space shuttles that constantly circle the Earth, and some have left Earth for the solar system... The photographs they took prove that the Earth is round.
When you watch a ship sailing towards the shore, all you see at first is the mast. Then you see the ship's bow, and eventually the entire ship.
Fadhel Al-Sa'd: When you stand on the beach and you look into the distance, everything you see is in the visible distance. In the blurred distance, you cannot see a thing. Later on, as the ship gets closer to the shore and the harbor, you see its upper part. How do you see it? The eye, as I have said... So far, no doctor has succeeded in understanding how the eye works. How come you see things as round when they are in the blurred distance, but when they get within visible distance, you see them as straight? It happens the same way. When we stand on the ground, we are close to it. Therefore, we see with only half of the eye. If we split the iris into half, we see with the upper half things that are far, and with the lower half things that are near.
In 1999, there was a full solar eclipse. We went to Mosul, and over there we climbed to Mar Matti Monastery, the altitude of which is 3,600 feet.
The sun began to disappear slowly behind the moon. This is because the moon is half the size of the sun. The moon's diameter is 1,200,000 km, while that of the sun is 2,400,000 km.
'Aboud Al-Taei: The figures he mentioned regarding the size of the moon... By means of scientific methods, and physical and astronomical principles, scientists have managed to determine the mass of the moon. It is one-sixth the mass of the Earth. This explains the gravity on the moon, which was determined by the astronauts who reached the surface of the moon. They proved that the moon is round. Gravity was less there. It was six times less than the gravity on the Earth, which is why the weight of things is one-sixth there.
Interviewer: Lunar and solar eclipses, sunset and sunrise, and the changing of seasons – how would you explain all these phenomena, if the Earth is not round, as you claim?
Fadhel Al-Sa'd: The sun circles the Earth because it is smaller than the Earth, as is evident in Koranic verses.
Have you ever seen how the sun moves? I have seen the sun moving. The sun makes one move every 24 hours.
What I say is based on Koranic science. He bases his arguments on the kind of science that I reject categorically – the modern science that they teach in schools. This science is a heretic innovation that has no confirmation in the Koran. No verse in the Koran indicates that the Earth is round or that it rotates. Anything that has no indication in the Koran is false.

OK WTF over is up with that. The key being if it is not in the Koran it is false....No wonder they haven't added anything to the world since the 7th century except creative ways to blow themselves and other up.

NCOs the back bone of any Army

FIREBASE NAWA, Afghanistan - Police and other law enforcement officers in the U.S. are regarded as well-trained professionals and role models by the public. Army Sgt. Ronald K. Burke, a squad leader for 3rd Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, sought the same respect for the Afghan National Police in Nawa District, Afghanistan. With the approval of his platoon leader, Burke came up with a training program to increase tactical and technical competence in the ANP by incorporating reading and writing courses with essential police training. “Being able to read and write will increase these guys’ ability in so many ways,” said Burke, a Cape Corral, Fla., native. “We are teaching both English and Pashto, so they are better able to communicate with villagers and us.” Burke said all the ANP were eager to begin the training, but it was a difficult task to incorporate into his schedule. “I’m over here pretty much all day trying to teach them when I need to be training my guys,” Burke said. “As a solution, I started involving my guys in the training. They are able to brush up on their training in some areas and also learn about different weapon systems, languages and religions.” Burke’s Soldiers assist in all facets of the training, with assistance from interpreters when teaching reading and writing. “Everyone has been very cooperative during this training,” Burke said. “As a Soldier you are expected to be proficient in certain areas, but being a teacher is quite a challenge.” Burke and his Soldiers start the day off with English, having the ANP work on letter sounds and writing short phrases. The next class is Pashto, where Burke and his Soldiers become students as well, allowing the interpreters to lead the classroom. One of Burke’s goals is that the ANP will be able to pass some of their knowledge on to the villagers as the training progresses. “Because of the location out here there are no teachers and doctors available to the villages,” Burke said. “I hope to reach a point where the ANP can go out on patrol, and while they’re in the towns they can teach classes on reading and writing along with some basic first-aid.” Burke is not the only one who is hopeful for the success of this training. “These classes are good for my soldiers,” said Sayed Amanudin Agha, ANP chief for Nawa District. “The villagers need to trust and respect their police and this training will help.” Agha said he is impressed with Burke’s willingness to help his police and finds promise in his men’s eagerness to learn. Most of the time is spent on language training, but other training includes weapons systems, first aid, map reading, tactical driving and reflexive fire, essential for close-quarter encounters. “Sergeant Burke came to me with some ideas to help the ANP,” said Army 1st Lt. Mordechai D. Sorkin, 3rd Plt. leader. “These guys haven’t had a chance to go to the police training, so it was a long list of necessary training.” Sorkin said it was Burke’s idea to add the reading and writing to the curriculum. “Burke has always been someone willing to take that extra step to help someone else,” Sorkin said. “He understands that education is one of the keys to prosperity in this country and took the initiative to do his part here in Nawa.”

Technical Sgt Dean

When an American convoy in southern Afghanistan suddenly came under small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire, Sergeant Dean immediately made contact with a flight of two US Air Force, F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft overhead. After the planes made their first strafing run, Sergeant Dean announced calmly over the radio that he’d been shot by insurgents in the stomach below his body armor. Despite his injury, Sergeant Dean continued to direct the aircraft, calling for battle damage assessments and additional strikes against the attacking insurgents. His parting words over the radio as the MEDEVAC helicopter came in were “make sure my guys get out of here.” Sergeant Dean’s coolness under fire and disregard for his own injuries, while supporting his comrades in battle, exemplify the finest traditions of heroic actions in combat! DATE: 27 October 2007 LOCATION: Southern Afghanistan UNIT: US Air Force POSITION: Joint Terminal Attack Controller

Where do we get such men as these?

Angry Men

I have to say it I am an angry man.

There is a great amount of interest in this year’s presidential elections, as everybody seems to recognize that our next president has to be a lot better than George Bush. The Democrats are riding high with two groundbreaking candidates — a woman and an African-American — while the conservative Republicans are in a quandary about their party’s nod to a quasi-liberal maverick, John McCain.
From the Aspen Times

OK I know this is going to sound like I am a sexist pig which I am not. This guy brings up very good points.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

City Of Berkeley

You traitorus vermen:
The Smith acti is still a law of the land we need to find a federal DA willing to hit them with this.

U.S. Code as of: 01/19/04Section 2388. Activities affecting armed forces during war
(a) Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully makes or conveys false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies; or Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully causes or attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or willfully obstructs the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, to the injury of the service or the United States, or attempts to do so - Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
(b) If two or more persons conspire to violate subsection (a) of this section and one or more such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be punished as provided in said subsection (a).
(c) Whoever harbors or conceals any person who he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe or suspect, has committed, or is about to commit, an offense under this section, shall be fined or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
(d) This section shall apply within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, and on the high seas, as well as within the United States.

great essay

Islam is currently passing through one of its most dynamic times since its rise fourteen hundreds years ago. This dynamic period started long before 9/11 as a fierce struggle, mainly against the west, but also against any nation or group that dares to stand in its way. Most Muslims take this resurgence phase very seriously and consider it as a decisive battle between Islam and the non-Islam, or the kufr, which Mohammed told them they would win. Even though the west, currently, is largely in denial about this makes no difference to the significance of this conflict to the whole world.

Islam will lose