Michael J. Totten has a story from Fallujah. It’s not pretty reading one bit – there’s some particularly gruesome descriptions of hand to hand combat. It’s a grim reminder of what it’s really like on the front lines of war. To say the guy is lucky to be alive is vastly under stating what happened.… Continue reading The House from Hell
Kevin Sites works for Yahoo News and travels to war-torn countries to report on what is happening in those places. He has put out a book titiled: In the Hot Zone. One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars. It looks like a very interesting read. His website looks good too. This is their Mission and Goals:… Continue reading Kevin Sites – In the Hot Zone
If you want to see how attitudes to war have changed, I would point you at this move, Command Decision, that I saw some months ago. In it, a general is sending bombers deep into Germany, far beyond the range of any fighter escorts. The missions are risky, and casualties are very high, and as… Continue reading War, now and Then
Just saw another “War bla bla Profit” protest sign. And a thought occurred: why don’t we fight wars at a financial loss? Oh wait… that’s the other thing they complain about!
As we all know, John Murtha got a whole lot of press when he decided to oppose the Iraq war. The question is, what would happen if the reverse situation occurred? “Objective” Media should, in theory, give just as much coverage. Well, we’ll know shortly. Ha, don’t make me laugh. This’ll get completely swept under… Continue reading Stand By for Media Silence
Let’s think a bit about the Hollow Woman’s claim in this morning’s paper. Prime Minister Helen Clark has said that if National was in Government Air New Zealand would have been bringing the bodies of New Zealand troops back from Iraq. Her comments came as she reacted to National’s attempts to make capital over the… Continue reading “Under National, Air NZ would be carrying body bags”
I just finished watching Perl Harbour, part 2. That’s the part where they get bombed, then bomb back. In truth, I almost cried watching those people get shot at, the nurses having to pronounce friends dead and move on, having to put an “F” (Fatal – meaning too fatal for treatment) on men in pain.
Apparently the Foreign Legion is on it’s way out, now that the rest of the French forces are volunteers. AUBAGNE, France (AP) – The Foreign Legion isn’t what it used to be. Murderers on the run are no longer welcome, and unhappy recruits have a year to back out without being branded deserters. These days… Continue reading The Foreign Legion ain’t what it used to be