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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Full Retard

"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." -Sir Winston Churchill
What are our politicians saying?

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) "When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in. That's just human nature."

A difference of Opinion

(CNN) Former U.S. Marines Cpl. Joshua Boston wrote a letter to Senator Feinstein regarding her proposed Assault Weapons Ban.
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government's right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma'am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
Boston went on to say that he is not a "subject," "servant" or "peasant" and should not be punished because of the acts of an evil man. "I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public."

I wonder if all Marines feel the same way?

Many conservatives simply wish to be left to pursue their lives under the umbrella of the US Constitution. That's something that progressive people find unacceptable. Enacting laws to shove people who wish to be left alone, to live and let live, gives the progressive movement its wings, Bill of Rights or no Bill of Rights.

There are a lot of veterans in America bitterly clinging to God and guns. Of those people, most can shoot the eye out of a squirrel at at least 800 meters. They were trained to do that by the government that brought you a number of sequential wars. Some of them were "small wars" some of them were "large wars" but the United States has been in an at-war posture for many decades now. The "bitter clingers" simply wish to be left alone.  A hunter in New York was asked why he didn't feel that he needed an assault weapon. He replied that the government agents who might wish to confiscate firearms were well supplied with that armament, web gear, magazines and ammunition and that if one wanted an assault rifle, one was there for the taking. 

A Brief List of Wars that the US has been involved in since 1950. Keep in mind that there are small wars - 'brush wars' - where the US sent special forces that are not included here. Never the less, the US has been turning out guys who cash checks and snap necks for a very long time. Yes, the US has built themselves some mighty fine killers.


First Indochina War or
French Indochina War
Korean War or
Korean Conflict 

Second Indochina War or
Vietnam War or
Vietnam Conflict
Laotian Civil War or
Secret War
Laos Pathet Lao
North Vietnam North Vietnam

1958 Lebanon crisis or
Operation Blue Bat

Invasion of the Dominican Republic or
Operation Power Pack
 Dominican Republic

Invasion of Grenada or
Operation Urgent Fury


Flag of Druze.svg Druze miltia

Gulf of Sidra incidentor
First Gulf of Sidra Incident

Action in the Gulf of Sidra or
Operation Prairie Fire
Libya LibyaMarch 

Bombing of Libya or
Operation El Dorado Canyon


1989 Gulf of Sidra incident or
Second Gulf of Sidra Incident


Gulf War or
Persian Gulf War or
Operation Desert Storm

Iraq Iraq

Somali Civil War or
Operation Restore Hope
Somalia Various Somali factions



Bombings of Afghanistan and Sudan or
Operation Infinite Reach

Kosovo War or
Operation Allied Force or
Operation Noble Anvil

Renamed by Obama: Foreign Contingency Operation

Operation Enduring Freedom
Part of the War on TerrorIn Afghanistan:
In the Philippines:
In Somalia:
In Sahara:
7 October 2001 – presentConflicts ongoing;
  • Insurgent groups:

2001 Invasion of Afghanistan - Ongoing
Flag of Jihad.svg Jemaah Islamiyah
Flag of Jihad.svg Abu Sayyaf
Flag of Jihad.svg Rajah Sulaiman Movement
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg al-Qaeda

Operation Enduring Freedom - Horn of Africa 
2002 - Ongoing

Somali Civil War' Pirates:
2002- Ongoing
  • Somali Marines
  • National Volunteer Coast Guard (NVCG)
  • Marka group
  • Puntland Group

Second Liberian Civil War
Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy
Movement for Democracy in Liberia

Operation Enduring Freedom - Trans Sahara
2007- Ongoing

Iraq War

War in North-West Pakistanor
Operation Freedom Eagle
2004- Ongoing

2011- OngoingLibya Libyan Arab Jamahiriya:

This list does not include US involvement in "secret wars". There were a number of those and even though the personnel involved were comparatively few, there was a great deal of training and experience received.