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Iraqi Federal Police — Wasting US Tax Dollars

This image was sent out as a PR release this week. It shows Iraqi Federal Police on a training cycle. Looking closely I can only hope these are cadets. Not that it matters much either way. Now before I get too deep into the snark, we have to admit the following maximum from the United States Marine Corps: “Don’t send …

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Using Tape to Camouflage a Rifle

The photo is of French Troops in winter conditions with their FAMAS assault rifles and what I guess is a MAS FR F2 Sniper rifle. What struck me about the image was the use of tape to breakup up the black pattern of the weapons in the snow. Those of us who live in the real world know quite well …

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ISIS Attacks Paris

Paris attacks: Solidarity is fine. Hash-tag campaigns are fine. Everyone practicing, “viva la France’” in their best Charles Martel accent is fine. But until the civilized world starts being honest about the threats radical Islam pose to modernity, it’s all just window dressing. The civilized world needs action. The civilized world needs honesty. The civilized world needs to stop worrying …