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GUNNY G: Korean War Project Newsletter Dec 25, 2013 Volume 15, 3…From: Hal and Ted Barker: koreanwar.org …..

December 26, 2013 1 comment

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Korean War Project Newsletter Dec 25, 2013 Volume 15, 3
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KWP Visitor Copy

From:               Hal and Ted Barker: koreanwar.org

For:                  Richard W. (Dick) Gaines
Email:               gunnyg@gmail.com
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Table of Contents:

1. Editorial
2. Shank’s Bootees
3. Thank You to our Sponsors | Donors/Members
4. This Mailing List

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1. Editorial
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Hal and I wish a ‘Seasons Greetings’ to each of our readers. We especially want to extend that message to all of our servicemen and women who are on duty around the world.

A tradition for our Holiday / Christmas newsletter has been to feature a wonderful story written by Dave Hughes of Colorado Springs.

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Dave was a 1st Lt with K Co of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during the first year of the war. He retired from the US Army as a Colonel. He taught at the US Military Academy. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for action during the attack on Hill 347 in October 1951.

 

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McCain Doubles-Down, Calls Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz ‘Wacko Birds’

March 8, 2013 2 comments

McCain Doubles-Down, Calls Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz ‘Wacko Birds’

Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 12:54:25 PM by Reaganite Republican

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This is what WAR feels like, eh?

McCain was just on twitter pumping a ‘must-read’ WaPo article that agrees with him on Ron Paul‘s filibuster…

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***** Gunny G; WHAT IS OBAMA’S ARMY?… “While running for the presidency, Barack Obama made a mysterious and bizarre campaign promise.He said that as president he would create “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the U.S. military, to advance his “objectives” for America.The astonishing announcement, made July 2, 2008, to an audience in Colorado Springs, was ignored by virtually the entire media …” *****

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While running for the presidency, Barack Obama made a mysterious and bizarre campaign promise.

He said that as president he would create “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the U.S. military, to advance his “objectives” for America.

The astonishing announcement, made July 2, 2008, to an audience in Colorado Springs, was ignored by virtually the entire media – except WND.

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English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nobody bothered to ask Obama specifically what he meant, or how he could possibly assemble and fund such a massive civilian army, or why – and he never spoke of it again.

Fast-forward to late 2011.“President Obama, this is your army! We are ready to march! Let’s take these son-of-a-btches out …!”That was Teamsters union president James Hoffa, addressing a large Labor Day rally at which Obama also spoke, proclaiming brazenly what leftist radicals have long understood: America’s largest labor unions – especially the huge government employee unions like the 3-million-member National Education Association and 2-million-member Service Employees International Union – provide battalions of ground troops in the ongoing war to “fundamentally transform” America into a socialist utopia.“

But wait,” you might ask. “I know most unions lean left, some engage in street tactics and their dues strongly support Democrats. But what about Obama’s statement that his civilian army would be ‘well-funded’ by the government?”

As the scathing November 2011 issue of Whistleblower proves, “OBAMA’S ARMY” is very large – and very well-funded.In fact, from Day One the Obama administration has been generously “funding” the union army.

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ARMED CIVILIANS REALLY DO CAPTURE, KILL, STOP MASS SHOOTERS

December 26, 2012 4 comments

Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:11:44 PM by neverdem

 

Armed civilians really do capture, kill, stop mass shooters

 

Backers of laws that let pretty much all law-abiding carry concealed guns in public places often argue that these laws will sometimes enable people to stop mass shootings.

 

Opponents occasionally ask: If that’s so, what examples can one give of civilians armed with guns stopping such shootings? Sometimes, I hear people asking if even one such example can be found, or saying that they haven’t heard even one such example.

 

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Naturally, such examples will be rare, partly because mass shootings are rare, partly because many mass shootings happen in supposedly “gun-free” zones (such as schools, universities, or private property posted with a no-guns sign) in which gun carrying isn’t allowed, and partly for other reasons. Moreover, at least some examples are contested, because it might be unclear — as you’ll see below — whether the shooter had been planning to kill more people when he was stopped. But here are instances that I have seen, not counting killings stopped by people who were off-duty police officers (or police officers from other jurisdictions) at the time of the shooting.

 

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Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens… (“There are several documented cases where armed citizens have stopped mass attacks by gunmen. Let me list a few:”…)

December 15, 2012 Leave a comment

There are several documented cases where armed citizens have stopped mass attacks by gunmen. Let me list a few: The Pearl, Mississippi school shooting was stopped by the vice principal Joel Myrick with a Colt .45, The Appalachian School shooting was stopped by two students with handguns. Both of the above incidents were stopped by the armed citizens threatening the shooter without firing.

 

Pearl High School Link

 

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Appalacian Law School Link

 

Plans to slay everyone in the Muskegon, Michigan, store and steal enough cash and jewelry to feed their “gnawing hunger for crack cocaine” fell apart for a band of would-be killers after one of their victims fought back.

 

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Press TV: Iran threatened by possible US Air Force mutiny | Veterans Today

December 12, 2012 Leave a comment

By Gordon Duff and Press TV

 

 

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“There have been serious concerns as to good order and discipline since it was discovered that the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs had been used as a recruiting ground for extremist sects. In a series of reports by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation headed by Mikey Weinstein, a litany of serious violations including indoctrination in extremist beliefs has become commonplace in the Air Force. The memorandum advised close monitoring of military and civilian branches of the government for threats citing both “vast espionage” and use of “violence.”

 

 

Recent intelligence sources have revealed that at least one and perhaps as many as three KC 135 Stratotankers have left the United States, traversing the Pacific Ocean, for use in refueling Israeli attack aircraft on missions against Iran.

 

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Too Many Guns in the U.S. — or Too Few?

July 27, 2012 Leave a comment

 

A rampage shooting at the Youth With a Mission center in Arvada, Colo., the night before had taken two lives and left a third man critically wounded. The crime scene was 70 miles from the Colorado Springs campus of the New Life Church. But the killer had escaped into the snowy night, and one member of the congregation — former Minnesota policewoman Jeanne Assam — had an ominous feeling he might strike again.

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Prison Planet.com » America On Fire: Why Is The Number Of Wildfires In The United States Increasing?

June 28, 2012 1 comment

As America watches large sections of Colorado literally burn to the ground, many are wondering why all of this is happening. There have always been wildfires, but what we are experiencing now seems very unusual. So is the number of wildfires in the United States increasing?

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The Republic is dead! The Rule of Law is dead!

June 15, 2012 2 comments

“The Republic is Dead! The Rule of Law is Dead!,” says America’s new Joan of Arc Ann Barnhardt. Using a seven letter B word with the word Rat, she calls out those 535 “godless, moral degenerate, sociopaths” (1) in Washington, D. C. for refusing to do something about Barack Obama’s lack of presidential eligibility.

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“They know Obama is not eligible,” and she exhorts her Colorado Springs audience to “Get your heads around this. . .the executive branch is usurped!” And another new video (2) just up has compiled Obama’s own words declaring, “I’m not at an American citizen. I was not born in Hawaii. I come from Kenya!” This speech was made just as he was elected Illinois’ new U.S. Senator. “I have known Islam on three continents,” he says often speaking in Arabic.

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Gay students graduate openly at military academies (barf)

May 27, 2012 1 comment

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gay students at America’s military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexual orientation, benefiting from the end of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that used to bar them from seemingly ordinary activities like taking their partners openly to graduation events.

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(READER RESPONSES) ~ Russia, U.S. to Hold Anti-terror Drills in May

April 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Airborne troops from Russia and the Untied States would hold joint anti-terror drills in the U.S. state of Colorado between May 24 and 31, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Col. Alexander Kucherenko said on Thursday.

According to the spokesman, it will be the first time that the Russian airborne forces have held exercises with the U.S. airborne forces on the U.S. territory.

“According to the exercise scenario, soldiers of the two countries will hold a tactical airborne operation, including the reconnaissance of imaginary terrorists’ camp and a raid,” Kucherenko said.

“After the operation, a helicopter will evacuate the soldiers,” Kucherenko said, adding that the Russian soldiers will also exercise with the U.S. special service weapons in the drills in Fort Carson, Colorado.

Besides, the spokesman said, the Russian group will arrive a week ahead of the drills and attend a baseball game in the city of Colorado Springs.

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Prison Planet.com » Russian Troops To Target Terrorists in America As Part of Drill

April 26, 2012 1 comment

Russian airborne troops are set to train how to target terrorists in America as part of a joint anti-terror drill with the United States which will take place in Fort Carson, Colorado at the end of next month.

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“Airborne troops from Russia and the United States would hold joint anti-terror drills in the U.S. state of Colorado between May 24 and 31,” reports the Xinhua news agency, citing Russian Defense Ministry Col. Alexander Kucherenko. The story was also reported by Russian news outlet RIA Novosti.

The exercises, which will mark the first time the respective country’s two airborne forces have held joint drills on U.S. territory, will revolve around the the “reconnaissance of imaginary terrorists’ camp and a raid,” and will also involve evacuations of the troops by helicopter.

The Russian soldiers will also be given access to U.S. special service weapons at Fort Carson.

However, the Russian troops won’t just be confined to a U.S. military base – on May 27 they’ll be out in the local community attending a baseball game in Colorado Springs.

“This announcement comes at a time when Russia actually has troops working in cooperation with China,” points out Business Insider’s Eloise Lee, making reference to one of the largest ever Russian-Sino naval drills currently underway in the Yellow Sea.

Alex Jones has documented foreign troops being trained on U.S. soil to deal with “insurgents” since the late 1990′s as part of “urban warfare drills”.

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Obama: “Where Congress Is Not Willing To Act, We’re Going To Go Ahead And Do It Ourselves”

December 14, 2011 1 comment

Obama: “Where Congress Is Not Willing To Act, We’re Going To Go Ahead And Do It Ourselves”

RCP ^ | December 14, 2011 | KOAA-TV

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 2:43:04 PM by Cheerio

In an interview with KOAA-TV, a local news channel from Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Obama says if Congress is not willing to pass legislation he wants, he will do it himself in order to win another term. Read the transcript below.

Rob Quirk, KOAA-TV: “And one year from today we will know if this a one-term or two-term president. So, I asked the president what will it take from now until then to not only win Colorado again, but reelection as well.”

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com …

via Obama: “Where Congress Is Not Willing To Act, We’re Going To Go Ahead And Do It Ourselves”.

 

Study: U.S. Marshals suited to be ‘Stability Police’ in U.S.

July 21, 2011 1 comment

A study by the Rand Corp. within months of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama’s call for a “national civilian security force” that would be as big and as well-funded as the half-trillion dollar U.S. military confirms that there are several ways to create the suggested “Stability Police Force” so that it legally could operate inside the U.S. borders.

One of the top recommendations in the report was that the capacity and management operations of the U.S. Marshals Service be beefed up and handed the assignment.

“Given that it is unlikely that MPs [Military Police] would be permitted to perform civilian policing tasks in the United States, the Marshals Service, despite its capacity and management shortfalls, is the agency best suited to take on the SPF mission under the assumptions of this study.”

What’s really happening here? Read about your country in “Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto”

The study was released in 2009, only months after Obama made his presidential campaign call for a civilian force as big and as costly as the U.S. military.

In a speech in Colorado Springs, Obama said, “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we set. We’ve got have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

WND reported when a copy of Obama’s Colorado Springs speech posted online apparently was edited to exclude Obama’s specific references to the new force.

A video of his statements is posted here:

The opening of the Rand report was focused on providing “Stability Police Force” services outside of the U.S. borders. A company spokesman told WND that the report focused exclusively on the idea of a structure that could move into war-torn or riot-damaged cities or nations overseas and restore order.

However, a reading of the text of the report makes it clear that similar concerns about the behavior of U.S. residents were being evaluated, too.

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DOJ: We can force you to decrypt that laptop

July 11, 2011 Leave a comment

The Colorado prosecution of a woman accused of a mortgage scam will test whether the government can punish you for refusing to disclose your encryption passphrase. The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to order the defendant, Ramona Fricosu, to decrypt an encrypted laptop that police found in her bedroom during a raid of her home.

Because Fricosu has opposed the proposal, this could turn into a precedent-setting case. No U.S. appeals court appears to have ruled on whether such an order would be legal or not under the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment, which broadly protects Americans’ right to remain silent.

In a brief filed last Friday, Fricosu’s Colorado Springs-based attorney, Philip Dubois, said defendants can’t be constitutionally obligated to help the government interpret their files. “If agents execute a search warrant and find, say, a diary handwritten in code, could the target be compelled to decode, i.e., decrypt, the diary?”

Decrypting the data on the laptop can be, in and of itself, a testimonial act–revealing control over a computer and the files on it,” said EFF Senior staff attorney Marcia Hofmann. “Ordering the defendant to enter an encryption password puts her in the situation the Fifth Amendment was designed to prevent: having to choose between incriminating herself, lying under oath, or risking contempt of court.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.cnet.com …

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Obama Speech Line Lifted from a Letter from Lincoln

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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 10:53:56 AM by JohnBrowdie

the obamites are always lifting lines from Lincoln. they are quite obsessed with him. tell me that he didn’t crib this line:

Obama last night : “There is nothing I can say that will fill the hole in your hearts, but I know this: the hopes of nation are here with you.”

Lincoln’s letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby : I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

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Pentagon: The global cyberwar is just beginning…

November 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Pentagon: The global cyberwar is just beginning

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 11:41 PM PDT


A map is displayed on one of the screens at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, in July. US national security planners are proposing that the 21st century’s critical infrastructure – power grids, communications, water utilities, financial networks – be similarly shielded from cyber marauders and other foes. 

The Pentagon and its NATO allies are looking at how to improve their defenses against a cyberwar, but the basic question of how to define a cyberattack is complicating efforts.

The Pentagon is rapidly preparing for cyberwar in the face of alarming and growing threats, say senior defense officials, who add that sophisticated attacks have prompted them to take the striking step of investigating the feasibility of expanding NATO’s collective defense tenet to include cyberspace.

But as such planning intensifies, the military is struggling with some basics of warfare – including how to define exactly what, for starters, constitutes an attack, and what level of cyberattack warrants a cyber-reprisal.

“I mean, clearly if you take down significant portions of our economy we would probably consider that an attack,” William Lynn, the deputy secretary of defense, said recently. “But an intrusion stealing data, on the other hand, probably isn’t an attack. And there are [an] enormous number of steps in between those two.”

Today, one of the challenges facing Pentagon strategists is “deciding at what threshold do you consider something an attack,” Mr. Lynn said. “I think the policy community both inside and outside the government is wrestling with that, and I don’t think we’ve wrestled it to the ground yet.”

Equally tricky, defense officials say, is how to pinpoint who is doing the attacking. And this raises further complications that go to the heart of the Pentagon’s mission. “If you don’t know who to attribute an attack to, you can’t retaliate against that attack,” noted Lynn in a recent discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations.

As a result, “You can’t deter through punishment, you can’t deter by retaliating against the attack.” He lamented the complexities that make cyberwar so different from, say, “nuclear missiles, which of course come with a return address.”

How to pinpoint the source of a cyberattack is a subject being discussed by Pentagon officials with their counterparts in Britain, Canada, and Australia, among others, in advance of the upcoming NATO summit in Lisbon in November, at which cyberwarfare is an item on the agenda. Officials from NATO member states are also discussing such fundamental issues as how to share information and exchange related technologies, illustrating that the concept of a collective cyberwarfare defense is still in its infancy.

Lynn is among those working to develop the Pentagon’s new cyberstrategy, which is focusing both on how to defend the military’s classified networks as well as how to protect the Internet itself.

This upending of some key tenets of military doctrine is prompting the Pentagon to look to some surprising new places for strategic models of cyberdefense, including public health. “A public health model has some interesting applications,” Lynn said. “Can we use the kinds of techniques we use to prevent diseases? Could those be applied to the Internet?”

To that end, the Pentagon is now researching means of introducing internal defenses to the Internet so that it acts more like a human organism. When it’s hit with a virus, for example, it might mutate to fend it off. Such strategies are meant to “shift the advantage much more to the defender and away from the attacker,” Lynn said.

The problem is that the Internet currently has very few natural defenses. And sophisticated crafted viruses like Stuxnet are even tougher to fend off. Indeed, the Web “was not developed with security in mind,” he added. “It was developed with transparency in mind; it was developed with ease of technological innovation.” Those same attributes do not lend themselves to good security. Among the potential targets for cyberattack frequently mentioned by cybersecurity experts are the nation’s powergrid and financial system.

It was in 2008 that a cyberattack on Pentagon networks – an attack attributed to an unnamed “foreign intelligence service” – served as a wake-up call for US defense leadership. “To that point, we did not think our classified networks could be penetrated, so it was – it was a fairly shocking development,” said Lynn, adding that it was a “seminal moment” in a new military frontier.

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Rangel plan gives prez ‘civilian security force’

October 29, 2010 Leave a comment

When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he visited Colorado Springs and WND broke the the story that he wanted a “Civilian National Security Force” as big and as well-funded as the $650 billion-plus U.S. military.

Now Charlie Rangel is proposing that he have it.Rangel, facing ethics charges in Congress, has proposed the Universal National Service Act that would require “all persons” from ages 18-42 “to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security.”The plan also authorizes “the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.”A WND reader who read the plans online was outraged.”Who Killed the Constitution?” Here’s a dirty little secret:

The bedrock of our country is … dead”May Obama be d—–,” he wrote. “It reinstitutes the draft, and is for both males and females … There is no ‘opt-out’ – if you are not ‘fit’ for actual military service, or are a ‘conscientious objector,’ then you are shunted into ‘civilian service’ which is pretty much anything the ‘president’ says it is.”

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