Black Rifle Coffee Clint Romesha Interview

Excellent interview with Clint Romesha if for no other reason than Mr. Romesha is allowed to
present his own story in his own words without interruption! Salute’ to Black Rifle Coffee
Guy!

For those unfamiliar with the tale of Red Platoon see details (CLICK LINK HERE)

From the Amazon.com description:

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen-hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.

“‘It doesn’t get better.’ To us, that phrase nailed one of the essential truths, maybe even the essential truth, about being stuck at an outpost whose strategic and tactical vulnerabilities were so glaringly obvious to every soldier who had ever set foot in that place that the name itself—Keating—had become a kind of backhanded joke.”

In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the US military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three years after its construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend.

On October 3, 2009, after years of constant smaller attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating. The ensuing fourteen-hour battle—and eventual victory—cost eight men their lives.

Red Platoon is the riveting firsthand account of the Battle of Keating, told by Romesha, who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the counterattack that drove the Taliban back beyond the wire and received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

“A vitally important story that needs to be understood by the public, and I cannot imagine an account that does it better justice that Romesha’s.”—Sebastian Junger, journalist and author of The Perfect Storm

“Red Platoon is sure to become a classic of the genre.”—Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice

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Welcome Professor Doom!

Professor Doom explains campus politics on his blog. Tonight’s contribution clears
up some confusion about campus riots and banned speakers. Apparently the problem is
not scholarship, the problem is money…in the form of student loans.

For the full text CLICK LINK HERE

Oh Bother, said Pooh!

“Oh Bother”, said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

Time for some house keeping here at the JohnJacobH Blog! All the Examiner Columnists are gone and no archive remains of their work! So all the links will be erased with just commemorative screen
shots of The-Way-Things-Used-To-Be! In their place I will post new links as time and schedule allow.

Let me take this opportunity to plug the Glen Beck Radio Serials. Everyone should hear and share these Paul Harveyesque segments about all topics past and present related to the foundation of a Constitutional Representative Republic. Play them in the background while you work!

Here for example is the Milton Friedman link:
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And here is the link for ALL the serials
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Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a time for reflection and renewal in the company of family and friends. This year I thought my faithful readers (Thanks Mom!) and first time visitors might enjoy something old and something new, something sacred and something, well, a little more profane……in other words, a little something for everyone in this, the annual Christmas compilation post.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

First, the sacred: Chaplain to the RKBA Blogosphere Anthony Martin helps us all focus on the Holy-Day through music:

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OR CLICK HERE

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or HERE

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This year a new addition: Merry Christmas from Chuck Norris!

Or, if you prefer to commemorate the (profane) ghosts of Christmas past:

A (favorited)new addition this year to the Christmas Compilation Post:

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CLICK LINK HERE

Buried in the Real Gunfights Category Lawdog Shoots Santa Claus (hint: the second link at the end):

CLICK LINK HERE
OR CLICK THE ACTUAL LINK

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From the 1879 Housekeeping In Old Virginia—Christmas Wild Game Recipes:
CLICK LINK HERE

The 1914 Western Front Christmas Truce:
CLICK LINK HERE

A bunch of Good Samaritan Santa Clauses re-enact The Boston Tea Party:
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You should definitely patronize catalog merchants who support RKBA:

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Last, but not least, Porky Pig sings Christmas Carols
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Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy New Year!