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Farewell to Barbara and George H.W. Bush

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Amazing that Barbara and George were married 73 years. Barbara led the way only months ago. George was sure to follow soon. He must have terribly missed Barbara.

Should we mourn the loss of two such well spent lives? Such lives should be celebrated. Only their bodies are gone. They wore out their flesh but their souls are still here. Good people never die.

Barbara and President Bush fought the good fight, they finished the course, they kept the faith.

President Trump and The Prince of Doom

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911, what is your emergency?

Countless journalists and others have dedicated substantial portions of the recent two years screaming that President Trump would start a war.

All this time later -- we were all supposed to be dead by now -- Trump has utterly failed at starting a war beyond Twitter.

But now, the latest great hope for Trump war rests on the brutal murder of a Saudi citizen by Saudi citizens almost certainly ordered by King Tut himself, probably while sitting in a gold jacuzzi with Stoney Daniels or whatever her name is.

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Trump says he's reducing Central American aid over migrants

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"The three countries received a combined more than $500 million in funding from the U.S. in fiscal year 2017."
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Cut it in half. If that does not work, keep cutting it in half month after month.

These countries should be amazingly wealthy. They live in a secure part of the world, other than from themselves. All three countries have access to the sea.

Honduras and Guatemala have access to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico, with easy access to the United States and major markets across the world.

El Salvador sits right there on the Pacific.

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America and the Saudi Dilemma – a quick note from Asia

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Many words flying around: "Why doesn't Trump do something!?" (Always the interrobang on this one.)

Firstly, let's talk about precedence and reality. The world is filled with savagery. Pick any compass heading and there will be savagery. Often under our own feet.

Why doesn't Trump turn the seas into fresh water to solve the water crisis!? Why doesn't Merkel do this? Putin? That guy Xi?

Well, back to precedence.

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Chinese and Russian Information War Backfires: "China’s Leaders Confront an Unlikely Foe: Ardent Young Communists"

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The New York Times article linked at the bottom discussing the Chinese backfire is worth a slow, quiet read.

But first, Yuri Bezmenov, the famous KGB defector, talks about this problem during his interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX3EZCVj2XA

Yuri is worth watching start to end. I have published him numerous times.

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Washington Mob Rule: Trump orders FBI to investigate Kavanaugh amid sex misconduct allegations

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1) FBI has already been caught red-handed trying to influence the election. There is no escaping this. No wiggle room. Simply busted.

2) Even if FBI were neutral.... No credible investigation, analysis, and report, and be conducted can completed in one week.

Read more: Washington Mob Rule: Trump orders FBI to investigate Kavanaugh amid sex misconduct allegations

Women in Infantry: Dumbest. Thing. Ever.

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image003Suicide Car bomb: Our men were burning alive -- only brute strength and courage could get them out. Every second counted.

Secretary of Defense and former Infantryman James Mattis is under attack for experience-based common sense.

This is far beyond normal idiocy. This is the Twilight Zone of stupid.

I served in the Army during peacetime, and then later spent more combat time with infantry troops than just about any war correspondent you ever have heard of. That top 1% of 1%, I was there. Just like Joe Galloway and very few others.

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$1 Billion Telescope to Shoot Photos 10 Times Sharper Than Hubble’s

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This is great, but our space research remains frustratingly primitive. We are like a bunch of monkeys with a few pocket monoculars.

Even this, plus the Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer, Compton (R.I.P.), everything up on the hill in Hawaii, plus all the hills around the world, plus all the Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZs ever built, are together little more than the equivalent of handing out a few monoculars to map the earth on horseback.

Oh, and the Webb space observatory, gasp, which project first began when, 1848? Will it ever get off the ground at this rate? We sink billions after billions with enormous delays into single-use telescopes.

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RAVENS CHALLENGE: Counter-Drone Technology to be demonstrated in Thailand: US Military Coming -- American firms staying home

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image001Afghanistan: British MQ-9 Reaper UAV Delivering to Taliban
Note: the author is aware that the word “drone” has been expanded by popular usage to include any unmanned vehicle whether remotely or autonomously guided.

“Drone” attacks are not new. From my upcoming book, THE BOMB BOYS:

“Chinese described using the fire pheasant about 1,000 years ago. The idea was to capture pheasants in enemy terrain and, when needed, attach incendiaries to the pheasants then release them to fly home.”

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Canada Mass shooting: name of killer not yet released -- and for good reason: OODA Loop

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As per normal, some folks are upset that law enforcement has not immediately announced the name, and we all know the reasons why everyone wants to know the name and where the gun came from.
You will sometimes hear military and intelligence people using the term OODA Loop. Increasingly, my friends in law enforcement use the same term.

For those who never heard of OODA, great idea to study up. This is worth the time to web search and learn. Applications are endless.

Read more: Canada Mass shooting: name of killer not yet released -- and for good reason: OODA Loop

Driving Mrs. Feinstein: Crucial, unpublished information about Feinstein’s 20-year spy

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The Chinese wage three types of war: Economic, Information, and Kinetic.

Our team is neck deep studying and countering the information war.

Daily Caller reports that Senator Dianne Feinstein's Chinese spy, Russell Lowe, went to work for a Comfort Women (CW) organization when he left her. Feinstein has been a primary CW proponent.

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Green Beret final Training Test: "It will look and sound like a war in 19 NC counties. It's supposed to"

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This was our final test to earn entry into Special Forces (Green Berets). It's called Robin Sage.

The short version is that your 12 man A-Team receives a mission. The team plans the mission which requires a great deal of thinking and finally memorization of details of the plan. The team then conducts a "brief back" to the commander and other involved commanders and parties.

For Robin Sage, the mission is to parachute into the fictitious country of "Pineland." (North Carolina has a lot of pine trees.)

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British Army Buddies: The Tragic Suicides of Kevin Williams and John Paul Finnigan

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image001Kevin Williams, left, and John Paul Finnigan were battle buddies in Iraq

They saw a lot of combat.  I was with them for some of it.  Great Soldiers.  Swift and Bold was the moto of their unit, the excellent 2-Rifles.

I do not know who made the photograph of Kevin.  I made the photograph of John after a big firefight in which about 30 enemy were killed. The unit later was accused of war crimes for that firefight but that was a lie.  I witnessed zero war crimes.  Just a big shootout with thousands of bullets coming and going.

The firefight.

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Combat, Cannibals, and other True Campfire Stories

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BookX – The Michael Yon Campfire Series

I am an author, photographer, war correspondent, and former cannibal hunter. Stick with me, and you might find this to be the most interesting fundraiser you’ve ever seen. The best parts are near the end.

According to Los Angeles Times, my simple website was once one of the busiest in the world. This success was accomplished with only a laptop, camera, and willingness to swim deeper into war than practically any correspondent.

According to the New York Times,

“…[Michael Yon] has spent most of the last three years in Iraq, writing prolifically and graphically, and racking up more time embedded with combat units than any other journalist, according to the United States military. He has been shot at, buffeted by explosions and seen more people maimed — fighters and civilians, adults and children — than he can count.”

I was just getting started when that article came out in 2008. The ‘best’ is yet to come. Readers who invested in me always got their money’s worth.

Read more: Combat, Cannibals, and other True Campfire Stories

Facebook Blocked my Account, Again

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Do not dare say any truth about Chong Dae Hyup on Facebook. Facebook blocked my account again, for 30 days, for this simple sentence: “Koreans sure are easy to fool. They even think Chong Dae Hyup is on their side.”

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I researched Chong Dae Hyup (CDH) in Korea. Went to their headquarters, conducted long intervews with members there and on the Korean streets and in California. CDH is a straight up communist organization who works for North Korea and does bidding for China. One of their members already tried to assassinate our Ambassador.

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More Articles ...

  1. Morgan Freeman Exposed
  2. Afghanistan: Trump Going in Circles
  3. Iraq: How I got the Ammo to shoot at the al Qaeda Guy
  4. Thailand: Rivers of Tears Flow Tonight
  5. Danger Close as E-Book
  6. ไมเคิล ยอน นักข่าวอิสระชาวสหรัฐชี้ นักข่าวต่างชาติและภรรยา มีเจตนาไม่หวังดีต่อประเทศไทย
  7. Crucial Declassified Document
  8. 911 Call: Former Ambassador Kristie Kenney back in Thailand
  9. American Unrest: Officers Shot, Killed in Dallas
  10. Happy Independence Day you bunch of New World Traitors!
  11. My Encounter with Eurocracy, and Why Digital Cameras Have a 30 Minute Video Recording Limit
  12. Brexit shocked Germany and the rest of Europe
  13. Orlando Shooting: Excellent Piece by Marine Tim Lynch
  14. I called Newt Gingrich about Donald Trump
  15. Possible Chemical Weapons attack in Northern Iraq
  16. 慰安婦問題と 米国
  17. Suicide Claims 14th Marine From a Unit Battered by Loss
  18. Deuce Four: B. General Erik Kurilla makes an Amazing Speech
  19. Tiger the Kitten and Cuddles the Flying Snake
  20. Upcoming Talk with: Vejjajiva Abhisit, former Prime Minister of Thailand
  21. Ice Horse in Iraq
  22. Truth Wanted: $10,000 Reward (Update 14 December 2015 -- Reward is now $20,000)
  23. Afghanistan: General John Campbell -- I do not trust him
  24. Be a Palm Tree: Tobacco, Rebel Flag, 2nd Amendment
  25. Central Washington University Earns Failing Grade in History
  26. Detailed Review of the Film “Scottsboro Girls”
  27. Email from a US War Hero and former POW in Vietnam
  28. Comfort Women Scam Splashing in Canada
  29. Al Jazeera on the World War II Sex-Slave issue
  30. Ferguson Shooting: Why did the officer not shoot Brown in the legs?
  31. US threatens to cut $10 million aid to Thailand (not a joke)
  32. Andrew MacGregor Marshall, Former Journalist.
  33. ผู้ชุมนุมไทยรุนแรงหรือไม่?
  34. Anatomy of Current Thai Protests
  35. Whistleblowers: a Meta-Organization
  36. Are Thai Protestors Violent?
  37. French Facing IEDs in Mali, Africa
  38. Military Options for Ukraine
  39. French Facing Improvised Weapons in Mali
  40. French Army information about Mali suicide attacks

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