Posts Tagged ‘Soldier of Fortune’

General McChrystal Comes Out on Top

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

As I think of it, perhaps General Stanley McChrystal came out ahead.  I think McChrystal and his staff knew they had a bad policy and the Afghan War effort is likely to fail because of its seriously flawed policy.  Perhaps he wanted out.  Certainly, Obama’s Administration has treated him poorly.

 

But, to know you have a wrong policy and to lose men, would drive me out of there.  That’s what happens when you have incompetent men in positions of leadership.  I’m talking about Obama and most of his civilian administration.

 

Two months ago Soldier of Fortune ran an article* describing why the policy in the Afghan War assured failure and how to correct it.  It seemed a very reasonable article to me.  I think getting out of that doomed effort and away from the stench was a great idea for General McChrystal.  Nobody tell me he hasn’t served his country and given to it. 

 

After 18 months of losing men and being hobbled by a president who doesn’t give a hoot for the US or for the lives of our young soldiers, I think McChrystal was burnt out.  Now, maybe the gentleman can get a good night’s sleep.

 

As far as my title, things aren’t always as they appear.  In my opinion, McChrystal beat Obama.

 

*I intended to blog about that article.  Perhaps I’ll dig it out and review it.

 

PS The First Amendment Rights of our soldiers was obscured in 1959 as a result of Senator Joe McCarthy’s inquiries.  Joe was right and The New World Order had to shut him up and had to shut our generals up.  If we are ever going to hear the truth and save our country, we need to restore Free Speech rights to our soldiers.  Who else can you trust?

Lenin’s Decalogue “Manual to Seize Control of a Society”

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Lenin’s Decalogue “Manual to Seize Control of a Society” which he used in the 1917 Russian Re-Revolution (The October Surprise) usurping control from the original Russian Revolution which occurred earlier in the spring of that year.

 

1.                  Corrupt the youth and give them absolute sexual freedom.

2.                  Infiltrate and take control of the mass communication media.

3.                  Divide the population into antagonist groups; encourage arguments between them over social issues.

4.                  Destroy the people’s confidence in their leaders.

5.                  Talk all the time bout democracy and republic, but when the opportunity arises, seize power as a dictator.

6.                  Cooperate with the drainage of public funds; discrediting the image of the country, especially overseas, and create panics within the population through the launching of an inflationary process.

7.                  Encourage strikes, even if they are illegal, in the country’s key industries.

8.                  Promote riots while conspire to prevent intervention by law enforcement.

9.                  Cooperate actively in destroying the moral foundations of society and honesty and trust in the government’s promises.  Infiltrate other parties with your own people, forcing them to vote for what is useful to your own party’s interest.

10.              Register everyone who has firearms, in order to confiscate them when the time comes, preventing them form opposing your revolution.

 

Sounds familar, doesn’t it?  Just like what’s going on now in the USA.

 

Gaucho (July 2010). The Takeover of Argentina: Leninist Leader Kirchner Disarms His Subjects with an Iron Grip, Soldier of Fortune, pp. 18 & 52.

The (un)Real Story of Obama’s Decision Making: SEALS Save Face for Obama

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

 Postscript Friday April 24:  Because this story has drawn so much attention and several comments I am leaving it up; however, be advised there are significant discrepancies between this “chain email” and the “official” story posted by the mainstream media (see link in comments).  It comes down to credibility and while I respect SEALS not to come forward and make any public statements, I doubt we ever really know the truth until years down the road.  Perhaps Soldier of Fortune (SOF) magazine will publish an accurate and complete accounting.

Courtesy of Alaska (unedited)–

I got this from a friend of mine that is an ex CIA spook and he got it from the horses mouth. Draw your own conclusions.

Having spoken to some SEAL pals here in Virginia Beach yesterday and asking why this thing dragged out for 4 days, I got the following: 

1.  BHO wouldn’t authorize the DEVGRU/NSWC SEAL teams to the scene for 36 hours going against OSC (on scene commander) recommendation.   

 

 anything unless the hostage’s life was in “imminent” danger 

 

2.  Once they arrived, BHO imposed restrictions on their ROE that they couldn’t do

 

3.  The first time the hostage jumped, the SEALS had the raggies all sighted in, but could not fire due to ROE restriction

 

4.  When the navy RIB came under fire as it approached with supplies, no fire was returned due to ROE restrictions.  As the raggies were shooting at the RIB, they were exposed and the SEALS had them all dialed in.

 

5.  BHO specifically denied two rescue plans developed by the Bainbridge CPN and SEAL teams

 

6.  Bainbridge CPN and SEAL team CDR finally decide they have the OpArea and OSC authority to solely determine risk to hostage.  4 hours later, 3 dead raggies


7.  BHO immediately claims credit for his “daring and decisive” behavior.  As usual with him, it’s BS.
 

So per our last email thread, I’m downgrading Oohbaby’s performance to D-.  Only reason it’s not an F is that the hostage survived.

 

 

Read the following accurate account.

 

 

Philips’ first leap into the warm, dark water of the Indian Ocean hadn’t worked out as well. With the Bainbridge in range and a rescue by his country’s Navy possible, Philips threw himself off of his lifeboat prison, enabling Navy shooters onboard the destroyer a clear shot at his captors — and none was taken.

The guidance from National Command Authority — the president of the United States, Barack Obama — had been clear: a peaceful solution was the only acceptable outcome to this standoff unless the hostage’s life was in clear, extreme danger.

 

 

The next day, a small Navy boat approaching the floating raft was fired on by the Somali pirates — and again no fire was returned and no pirates killed. This was again due to the cautious stance assumed by
Navy personnel thanks to the combination of a lack of clear guidance from Washington and a mandate from the commander in chief’s staff not to act until Obama, a man with no background of dealing with
such issues and no track record of decisiveness, decided that any outcome other than a “peaceful solution” would be acceptable.

 

 

After taking fire from the Somali kidnappers again Saturday night, the on scene commander decided he’d had enough.

 

 

Keeping his authority to act in the case of a clear and present danger to the hostage’s life and having heard nothing from Washington since yet another request to mount a rescue operation had been denied the day before, the Navy officer — unnamed in all media reports to date — decided the AK47 one captor had leveled at Philips’ back was a threat to the hostage’s life and ordered the NSWC team to take their shots.

 

 

Three rounds downrange later, all three brigands became enemy KIA and Philips was safe.

There is upside, downside, and spin side to the series of events over the last week that culminated in yesterday’s dramatic rescue of an American hostage.

 

 

Almost immediately following word of the rescue, the Obama administration and its supporters claimed victory against pirates in the Indian Ocean and [1] declared that the dramatic end to the standoff put paid to questions of the inexperienced president’s toughness and decisiveness.

 

 

Despite the Obama administration’s (and its sycophants’) attempt to spin yesterday’s success as a result of bold, decisive leadership by the inexperienced president, the reality is nothing of the sort.   What should have been a standoff la sting only hours — as long as it took the USS Bainbridge and its team of NSWC operators to steam to the location — became an embarrassing four day and counting standoff between a ragtag handful of criminals with rifles and a U.S. Navy warship.