Thursday, June 23, 2011

When did Homeland Security start using Golani MRAPs?

All photos by pluto665

Nothing sinister.  Just curious.  Why is Homeland Security operating MRAPs?

The Threat Within.

First a so called Marine got arrested for plotting attacks in the US.

Now we have these clowns.

The threat is within.

No more political correctness.  No more nonsense.  If a gang banger is wearing a red or blue bandanna then we would believe that he might be a Blood or Crip.  If a gang banger has Nazi Swastika's all over his body then we might believe that he's a skin head.

If a Muslim is in America, acting stupidly then we might believe he's a terrorist.

Its time to MAN UP!

via Fox News.

Earlier this month, when Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif noticed a security guard at a Seattle military recruiting station, he appeared unconcerned.
“We’ll just kill him right away,” he told an FBI source posing as an accomplice, according to the criminal complaint against Abdul-Latif. “We can kill him first.”
The Justice Department announced Thursday the arrests of Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh in an alleged plot on the military facility after a nearly month-long investigation. They are accused of planning an attack on the site with machine guns and grenades but were foiled when authorities caught wind of their activities.
What happens when they don't catch the next group of plotters?

Norway's F-35

The Norwegian parliament unanimously approved the funding of four F-35A Lightning II fighters on 21 June 2011. These F-35s, which will be delivered to the US-based international training center at Eglin AFB, Florida, in 2016, will be used for initial Royal Norwegian Air Force pilot training. Norway plans to acquire forty-eight of the conventional takeoff and landing variant of the Lightning II to replace its current F-16 fleet by 2023. Norway is one of the nine partner countries involved in the F-35 program. Artist concept by Ed Armstrong

This is....embarrassing.


via CBS St Louis.US

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – In the midst of Marine Week with tanks, guns, and heavy weapons parked on lawns all over downtown, the Mayor is wondering how two unarmed prowlers out-fought and robbed three Marines on the street.
Police report that two Marines in their early 20s were walking near the Soldier’s Memorial downtown around 2:30 Monday morning, when two suspects in their 20s approached. According to the police report, the suspects tried to sell the Marines jewelry and then an argument led to a fight.
Police say one of the suspects punched a Marine. Another suspect reportedly took a pocket knife from the other Marine and poked him with it, causing a minor cut. The Marines told police the suspects took one of their wallets and ran away.
Police say a third Marine was also present, but was not fully involved in the fight.
“We take this story at face value and we’re going to investigate it,” said Police Chief Dan Isom.
In the hallways of police headquarters, some police officials were struggling to understand the incident, saying it didn’t sound right.
Even Mayor Francis Slay reacted to the news with skepticism, wondering how three Marines, one of whom was carrying a knife, would lose their knife and a wallet to two un-armed men.
“They were in an altered state because they had a fair amount to drink and it was 2:30 in the morning,” Slay said. ”The Marines are great to St. Louis and certainly this is not indicative of Marine Week.”
But a Marine spokesman shed more light on the mugging, suggesting that the Marines turned the other cheek to avoid violence.
“Marines have been given rules of engagement not to engage in any violence except to protect their lives,” said Marine Spokeswoman Capt Kate Vanden Bossche.
When asked if the Marines have essentially been told to hand over their wallets in St. Louis, rather than fight to protect their property, Vanden Bossche said: “If someone is in such dire need that they need to rob someone,  I don’t think that’s a fight Marines need to get into.”
A Marine press release on the attack indicates how the fight ended: ”After a brief altercation, the parties were separated with the help of the third Marine and police were contacted. The Marines relinquished their wallets and both assailants fled the scene.”

Just fucking wow.

What unit is doing this "Marine Week" and did they do any Marine Corps Martial Arts Training?  This should have been ultimate open a can of whoop ass, be declared city heroes and drinks are on the house from every cop in the city.

Instead, everyone, everywhere is just saying...WHAT THE FUCK!


Hey Capt Bossche.  Did you really mean to say that??????

APA and its Cabal declar war and the F-35 stealth debate.

John Reed enters the F-35 fray and gives no new information but continues Sweetman's line of thinking as far as the stealth characteristics of the airplane.  Pity.  I like the guys writing but it appears that he has been seduced by the Dark Lord.  Go to Defense Tech to get the full read but again, here are the tidbits that caught my eye.
The question was raised toward the end of the presser by an Italian journalist who referenced an “Australian source” postulating online that JSF partner nations are getting F-35s that aren’t as stealthy as the American fleet.
I desperately want to know who this Italian Journalist is!  Obviously part of the cabal and I under-estimated how far the tentacles of the Air Power Australia organization reach.  They have a lacky in the Italian press?!

So, there you have it. Moore kinda, sorta tried to say the Aussie report was bunk but didn’t really. Saying the plane is going to meet everyone’s needs doesn’t exactly give the definitive yes, export jets will be less stealthy than American ones or no, all JSFs have the same degree of low-observable tech aboard.
This is the part that annoys me to no end.  The guy cleared up the issue and only belief that the man is telling bald faced lies would lead one to think other wise.  The question was asked and answered. 

Which leaves a simple little question.

Why did someone tap Reed on the shoulder and prompt him to continue this story?

Because it serves the purposes of Air Power Australia and the Merry Band of Haters to attempt to keep this story front and center.

Did I say story?  Sorry.  Let me restate.

It serves Air Power Australia's purposes to keep this lie going as long as possible.  Its bunk and they know it!  But if it sows doubts among partner nations then all is well.

The problem is this.  How do you defend a program against blatant dis-information?

Answer.  You can't.  All you can do is muddle through.  

Well, not quite all you can do.  

What can Lockheed Martin do??????


Grow a pair boys.
In case you didn't know it...wars been declared!

Grand Logistics on Libyan Air Ops.

Grand Logistics crunches the numbers on the Libyan Air Ops.

It is definitely required reading.

Its also not pretty at all.  Again read the whole thing.  But this is his conclusion.
Thus weapon expenditure in 50 days of combat over Libya probably totals less than about 120 tonnes of ordnance and could be as little as 12 tonnes.

By way of comparison,a large aircraft carrier like the Nimitz class carries about 3,200 tonnes of ordnance,with the replenishment vessel which accompanies it carrying a similar amount.

It would be interesting to know how much ordnance is carried by the Royal Navy's Invincible class ships and also by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary's replenishment vessels,unfortunately we do not know the answer to that but it is likely to be far higher than 120 tonnes.
If this doesn't scream...The Brits were wrong on the SDSR....The Brits were wrong to retire the Harriers...The Brits were wrong to gut their Navy....

Then nothing will...

The good news for the UK?  IT'S NOT TOO LATE!  SAVE THE ROYAL NAVY!

Its all about ballistics!