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

Memorial Day: Remember Benghazi!

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Plaques will commemorate the careers of Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods at this year’s Memorial Day observance, 2 p.m. May 27 at the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial, 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South.

Assigned to a security detail in Benghazi, Libya, Doherty, of Encinitas, and Woods, of Imperial Beach, were killed in action when they served above and beyond the call of duty in a terrorist attack that began on Sept. 11, 2012.

Societal Singularity–Anders Behring Breivik

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Sin·gu·lar·i·ty: a point or region of infinite mass density at which space and time are infinitely distorted by gravitational forces and held to be the final state of matter as it falls into a black hole

Long ago and far away I had an opportunity to talk to an old man, a survivor of WWII and
a member of the Axis Conscript Army from one of those little roll over countries of Eastern Europe – you know, Poland, Romania, Hungary et.al.

I asked him what he made of his experience in the 20th Century?

He answered in one word: “Amazement”.

To clarify he said: “One day you wake up and believe you will do pretty much what you have always done the way you have always done it. On that day you learn you will never again do any of the things you have always done in any of the ways you have always done them.”

The phrase did not exist when he spoke of his experience in World War Twice, but he clearly described the reality of SOCIETAL SINGULARITY- the change, in an instant, from a world you comprehend perfectly to a world unrecognizable in every aspect.

Meet Anders Behring Breivik:

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This blog has an extensive history of interest:

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Update 07/24/2011: I hope everyone who wanted a copy of VERBOTEN material got one, the internet seems to be scrubbed of copies as quickly as they are posted.

In Liberty,
JJH

BarneyFifeocide! (Negligent Discharge)

Another Barney Fife moment out on the target range. An important cautionary tale for everyone. (Yes, there but for the grace of Heaven go we all!)

Fortunately in this incarnation Barney Fife is alive and well, but must limp for a while.

Old proverb: Man with one gun know EXACTLY how to fire his weapon, man with two guns not quite sure……

I like this guy. He did everything well and conducted himself calmly and honorably.

We have discussed this before:

Weapons are not toys, not for relaxation or sport or entertainment, but tools to be treated with utmost respect and caution which have but one purpose: to harm some critter- with four or two legs- before they harm you.

As Sergeant Phil Esterhaus famously said: Let’s be careful out there!

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DIY Bullet Necklace (via Runway DIY.com)

Finally! A place for all that worn out unreloadable brass! Who says shooters can not go green and recycle? Useful jewelry for a woman in the company of a man in a tuxedo.

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DIY Bullet Necklace   My long lost west coast friend Emma is coming to visit from LA this weekend and this post is dedicated to her. Emma introduced me to UNEARTHEN, sneakily hinted my boyfriend into buying me one for my birthday, and also dutifully collected these bullet casings for me at a real shooting range. That's a real friend. If you don't have a friend to collect casings for you, you can also buy them here. Follow the easy tutorial below to make bullets into … Read More

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S&W 45ACP Moonclip Revolver

An S&W .45 ACP Moonclip revolver I briefly inspected over the weekend. Family legend claims it served in WWI. Note the notches on the handle(!?)

It is double action and stamped with some notation on the barrel “Smith & Wesson 1950 Barrel”. (Not the exact phrase)

So I throw the question out to the blogosphere: is this revolver as old as claimed? Is there a definitive test for age?