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Abject Surrender by the US – Today’s Quote

This is abject surrender by the United States. Ambassador and former Maryland Army National Guardsman John Bolton describing our recent agreement to ease sanctions on Iran in return for Iran agreeing to let us ease sanctions on Iran via Abject Surrender by the United States | The Weekly...

Don’t Become Al Qaeda’s Air Force – Today’s Quote

We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight…  We should be focused on defending the United States of America.  That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to… serve as Al Qaeda’s air force. I’ll give you one of the simplest principles of foreign policy that we ought to be...

Don’t give weapons to people who hate us – Today’s Quote

… let me suggest a simple rule…  Don’t give weapons to people who hate us. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill us. Senator Ted Cruz suggesting that arming the Al-Qaeda linked Syrian Rebels may not really be in our long term...

Book Review: American Sniper by Chris Kyle

I recently finished the book American Sniper:  The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice.  Kyle’s wife Taya wasn’t credited but also contributed significantly to the book. When I bought the book I expected it to be an...

Kyle on Iraqi WMD – Today’s Quote

At another location, we found barrels of chemical material that was intended for use as biochemical weapons. Everyone talks about there being no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but they seem to be referring to completed nuclear bombs, not the many deadly chemical weapons or precursors that Saddam had...

Middle East Escalation in a Dangerous World

The news reports have been particularly troubling lately especially considering our increasingly dangerous world.  It almost makes you long for the stability of the Cold War and Détente.  Here are a couple of examples out of the Middle East. An apparent Israeli incursion into Syria… Israel must defend...

News to Know

Situational awareness is a key element of survival and today, situational awareness must be global.  Today we present news to know from the past week with a dab of commentary: Security Threat News: DHS Admits It Is Unprepared for EMP Threat:  The Department of Homeland Security says that our electrical grid...

News to Know

Situational awareness is a key element of survival and today, situational awareness must be global.  Today we present news to know from the past week with a dab of commentary: News that could be ripped from the pages of an Ian Fleming Novel: China unveils first aircraft carrier to enter service:  That...

The Drums of War, Israel, Iran and the Logistics of Oil

The Drums of War…the most strategic piece of oil real estate in the world is being threatened and our leaders believe that Iran has the capability to block the strait of Hormuz.  I believe it’s just a matter of time before the Judeo-Persian War.  Iranian leaders have stated that they will wipe...

Today’s Top 10 Prepping Motivators

September is Preparedness Month.  Here are 10 headlines from the past few days on diverse topics to help keep you focused on your prepping: Yosemite doubles scope of hantavirus warning to 22,000; third death confirmed:  Many diseases including hantavirus can be prevented through proper pest control and...

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