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Monthly Archives: April 2011

My deepest respect, admiration, and blessings for the journalists killed and wounded in Libya and their families! We question how their courage and dedication can possibly ever be replaced. We hope that their memory is rewarded with a flock of young talented journalists to try their best to follow in Saintly footsteps. May they be remembered before the World and Providence. Tim Hetherington, 40, and photojournalist Chris Hondros, 41, were killed by a mortar attack. Two other photographers, Guy Martin was in serious condition and Michael Brown’s injuries are reported not to be life-threatening.

If Gaddafi’s forces are not discriminating foreign journalists from attack then what of Libyan civilians? Only worse can and should be expected. This at a time when Defense Tech of Military.com is reporting  “Western Troops Trickling Into Libya”  consisting of British SAS and British Armed Forces Officers and French Forces as a ” military liaison advisory team“. What is really needed from the NATO countries is a Brigade of French Foreign Legion and four French Armored Calvary Regiments bolstered with Heavy Weapon Platoons. The British could send in Mechanized Infantry Regiments to hold the ground that the French Forces have taken until UN Troops can relieve them.

The closer NATO Troops get to Tripoli the sooner it is End Game for Gaddafi and his supporters.

I’m sorry we can not send in Islāmic forces unless they fly the UN flag. However the French and British are in a better position to coördinate Air to Ground support. The United States would continue to support logistics and intelligence missions. 

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Congressman Jack Kingston‘s (R-GA) website http://kingston.house.gov has a news press release entitled “KINGSTON CONTINUES WORK TO SHIELD TROOPS, AVERT SHUTDOWN” and is working on a resolution  “Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act of 2011,” (HR 1297). Congressman Jack Kingston may be a strong supporter of military pay but he exhibits an interest in many cost cutting programs. Narrow scope leaves a job part done. Our military needs more than access to their more than well deserved wages.

Our Country is at War!

Seven important lessons need to be learned from the Romans about how to treat a military.

  1. Keep your military well fed.
  2. Pay your military in a timely manner.
  3. Give your military the best equipment and weapons of war.
  4. Educate and train your troops to use them more effectively than your enemies.
  5. Provide your military with the best intelligence, scientists, engineers and sappers.
  6. Provide the best medical and health care possible for your military.
  7. For past military service provide education benefits, healthcare, home loan benefits and monuments.

 

All too often our military rifle platoons and squads find themselves engaged in combat having inferior small arms fire power and, many times, going without the support of a strong weapons platoon equipped with M240 medium machine guns; M224 mortars; AT4-CS; FGM-148 Javelins; and M16A4 using M855 5.56X54mm and FN SCAR-H heavy assault rifle sections using  7.62X51mm NATO ammunition respectively with two rifle attached 40mm grenade launchers like the M203 or HK M320 40mm in each section for the high rough mountainous terrain where there is excellent ground cover easily adapted to camouflaged strong points.

Outside urban areas nonmechanized rifle platoons need to be weapons platoons with heavy assault rifle sections, a medium machine gun section, and a M224 or M252 mortar section. These platoon sections should have sniper teams to support it. Also in high mountainous areas beasts of burden could be used to carry mortar equipment, heavy machine guns & mounts, FGM-172 SRAW, Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon or SMAW MK-153, AT4-CS, FGM-148 Javelins, extra 60mm or 81mm mortar rounds, extra SMAW rockets; and extra machine gun, rifle, and sidearm ammunition.

Instead of the beasts of burden the future holds Squad Mission Support System or SMSS, the Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment vehicle or MULE, and the CRUSHER unmanned ground combat vehicle.

Lightly armored HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) or Humvee mechanized rifle and weapons platoons have vehicle mounted M2-BMG‘s or Mk 19 grenade launchers. Why shouldn”t our non-mechanized units deserve the same when in hostile terrain?

So there is no misunderstandings about the content of this blog I am a Gun Rights Advocate.

In recent years our Southern States Wildlife Fish and Game Officers have been caught up in enforcing laws dealing with illegal immigrants, drug smuggling and illegal plant growing operations, human and wildlife pollution violations, and an increase in poaching crimes. It is known that all these illegal entities have associates who act as watchers or an early warning system for these illegal activities when law enforcement shows up to patrol and protect our ranches, wildlife preserves and Native American Reservations.

It is time for law-abiding citizens to expand their neighborhood watches or create new preserve watches to offer an extended web of information gathering to inform our Fish and Game, Border Patrol, ICE, local Law Enforcement Agencies, and Native American Tribal Police. These agencies do not have enough resources to have eyes everywhere for locating and apprehending these criminals.

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