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Month – September 2008

Pirate vs. Pirate

EagleSpeak has the details on Somali pirates holding “tank” ship squabble- 3 die They’ve got plenty of weaponry aboard. Maybe if we wait long enough, problem will take care of itself? If not for the hostages, I’d say wait ‘em out. With maybe some gunnery practice from the USS Howard twice a day and three […]

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Meanwhile, don’t forget that the KC-X has been punted at least until the next President takes office.

Spoke a little too soon?

Howard Fineman on MSNBC.com: Bailout ushers in the era of Obama The era of cowboy capitalism has died, largely of self-inflicted wounds. Who knows what’s coming now? I do: A new era of tight business regulation and government intervention in the markets. For now, and perhaps for many years, there will be no going back. […]

Update on the Hijacked Ship Loaded with Tanks

Somali pirate demands $20 million ransom As a heavily armed U.S. freighter patrolled nearby and planes flew overhead, a Somali pirate spokesman told The Associated Press his group was demanding a $20 million ransom to release a cargo ship loaded with Russian tanks. He claims they’ll fight to the death if anyone tries to retake […]

Friday Linkzookery – 26 Sep 2008

Dems Try to Sneak Shale Oil Ban Past Voters Harry Reid attempted to pull a fast one. Obama threatening the licenses of TV stations that run NRA ads Attacking the 1st Amendment in order to attack the 2nd Amendment? Al Qaeda-linked suspects emerge in Islamabad Marriott attacks Qari Saifullah Akhtar, the leader of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, […]

Tanks for nothing

Ukranian ship carrying tanks seized by pirates A Ukrainian ship captured by Somali pirates en route to Somalia is carrying at least 30 tanks, a regional maritime organisation said today. Ukrainian news agency Interfax-Ukraine also said the ship, operating under a Belize flag, had a military cargo “including about 30 T-72 tanks”. That would be […]

US Combat Troops to Patrol our Streets — Or not

Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1 Army Times had a story a few weeks ago about the 3rd infantry Division’s 1st BCT upcoming mission: Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response […]

The friend of our enemy, Continued

Pakistani military fires on US helicopters at border Bill Roggio: The Pakistani military fired on US helicopters as they attempted to cross the border in Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan, according to reports from the region. The latest US incursion comes just two days after a suicide bombing destroyed the Marriott Hotel in […]