Friday, June 11, 2010

Well, isn't this special?

"For the very first time, the U.S. Air Force has validated a unit's wartime capability to defend the homeland by fighting an enemy right here on U.S. soil."

And what enemy would that be, exactly?


Dakota said...

"Unconventional enemy" ...... hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

So I guess if the AF transports troops & equip, they might be able to protect the airfield?

I'm thinking southern border, but .. sad to say, other actions are possible.

Taylor H said...

The words 'unconventional foe' jump out at me.

Anonymous said...

The gov't is using more and more NG units to get the public used to seeing them(crimefighters). Then when martial law is imposed, no one will question their appearence(crimefighters).
Saw 3 NG SNCO's in their ACU's at a gunstore yesterday in Riverton, WY. Whatever happened to dress uniforms? When I was in the USMC 35+ yrs ago, it was a $50 fine for going to town in your work clothes. Now we don't need a dress uniform because cammies are the cat's meow, or just getting us used to seeing it on the streets, eh?
Semper Fi, 0321

pdxr13 said...

"The ORI scenario that played out in Mississippi required more than 300 Kentucky Air Guard members to establish operations in concert with about 175 Airmen from the Texas and Florida units, forming the notional 104th Air Expeditionary Wing.

All three organizations worked seamlessly to launch theater airlift and medical evacuation sorties across the Gulf Coast region, supporting U.S. Northern Command missions and civil authorities, while foiling multiple attacks by well-organized terrorists."

I wonder what highly-limiting rules the "irregular opfor" were allowed to operate under? Were the OpFor sufficiently motivated and equipped? Obviously not, if the mission went off without a hitch! It's amazing how we never hear about a disasterously-failed ORI...


aughtsix said...

"And what enemy would that be, exactly?"

Why, the foreign troops Obumble will be bringing in to subjugate us fossil recalcitrants, of course. /sarc.



Brutus said...

For the first time, the government strategy document, which lays down a doctrine for national security policy, is likely to focus attention on the threat posed by homegrown, radical extremists.

"The president's strategy is absolutely clear about the threat we face. Our enemy is not terrorism because terrorism is but a tactic.

"Our enemy is not terror because terror is a state of mind and, as Americans, we refuse to live in fear.

"Nor do we describe our enemy as jihadists or Islamists because jihad is holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam meaning to purify oneself or one's community."

Well then ... who could it be? (Says I).

Full story here:

Christian Patriot said...

Unlike traditional ORIs, in this one the participants were tasked with supporting civil authorities while fighting an unconventional foe in the United States.

Normally a violation of comitus posse, but with the ongoing state of emergency....

Brown Rum said...

Them Arabs. Comin' over here n'takin' our liberties.

TPaine said...

""If an attack on the homeland happens, we will be the first responders." I see. I just watched Hannity show videos of armed drug runners 80 miles inside our borders, and the guy who set up some of the cameras says this happens 24/7.

Got news for the good colonel - an attack on the homeland has been hapening for years, and our own DHS denies it. But if they ever have to control U.S. citizens...well...they'll be ready, won't they?

Hypnagogue said...

"the very survival of thousands of ... Americans rests on our now-tested ability to immediately respond"

I propose a fill-in-the-ellipses contest.

My entry: "cowering, servile"

CorbinKale said...

Just another signpost on the road to the inevitable. We must be almost there.

Dan said...

"History must be lived forward, but can only be understood backward" (Author not remembered right now)
How will we understand this in the years to come?

Rhodes said...

I wonder who they intend to fight? All those Islamic training camps that have been operating openly these last few years? Or Joe Sixpack who just woke up and found himself living under tyranny? Hmmm

Qui Bono said...

I am a Christian, American Patriot.
I welcome all Patriots within my circle. I care not whom your god is. For such is your unalienable right as an American to worship as your conscience dictates. I care not about your personal living practices or lifestyle preference. That too is your choice, your right under heaven as an American. I care not about your race or origin. Didn't the Creator make us that which we are and equal? I am a Christian, American Patriot. I welcome all Patriots within my circle.

idahobob said...

They be talkin' 'bout you and me.


Legal Alien said...

"And what might that enemy be? - you asked.

As if you do not know Mike!!!

Any group that the DHS has labeled "domestic terrorists", obviously with ample input and support from your good friends over at SPLC.

chinasyndrome said...

You know,Terrorist.People who want the Govt to listen,People who criticize Gov,People who want to see the Prez's birth cert,people who don't want massive Govt spending,People who have guns,People who want a Govt to go by the Const,Those terrorist.


Anonymous said...

Being a III% on the inside and knowing the AF like I do, after the first major hit, the perimeter would fold like a circus tent. If the scat hits the cooling device, I'll be in touch.


Brutus said...

It will be amusing to hear the flyboys explain "collateral damage" of American people ... to the American people.

And then it dawned on me!

Lessons learned: If they are dead, they are dead terrorists.

Of course, blow-back is a bitch.

"SOB's just slaughtered my entire family."

When you have nothing left to lose ... serve revenge on ice.

Anonymous said...

Qui Bono...thank you for your welcome comment. Our faith does not determine the intensity, or the purity, of our patriotism, and too often, folks tend to forget that our Constitution gives us the freedom to practice any religion, or the freedom to follow none. We all share the desire to keep our Constitution the law of the land.

J. Croft said...

Check out what this guy did-IN CHINA! Built himself a rocket launcher, a cannon and a tower to shoot it from. CHINA!!

My God they got more rights over there than we do...

Anonymous said...

Everyone should read (at least twice) Foreign Enemies and Traitors by Matthew Bracken. It is chilling and possibly prophetic.

W W Woodward said...

Just one question:

What was the purpose for the existence of the United States Air Force prior to 16-23 May 2010? Hmmmm!


Dedicated_Dad said...

Anyone still have questions about the importance of the O-Ks?

Further, though I was among those who berated them for cutting out of the RTC Rally, the more I've considered it the more I've come 'round to agreeing with the spirit of their "explanation."

Though I'd like to see *EVERY* Constitution-loving Patriot join in raising a rousing one-fingered salute to leviathan, some of us have to temper our zeal to reach those who lack the education which has brought us to our views.

If the DOD out-right bans O-Ks, it would be a rather serious blow to the Patriot/Constitutional Restoration movement as a whole.

I'd much rather kiss a little @$$, even bend over a few times if that's what it takes to have a majority of our .mil stand down if - God Forbid - the black-flag ever goes up.

We all have roles to play - our vocal in-your-face positions are important and valuable to the cause, but so are the more subtle, less politically-incorrect positions taken by O-Ks and others.

When some soldier takes the time to check out O-Ks for themselves, they find that the lap-dog-media and (ESPECIALLY!!) potok and the splc are lying bastards. This makes them wonder what OTHER lies they've been fed, and opens their mind to join the right side.

If O-Ks weren't so image-conscious, their utility would be hampered if not eliminated.

Much as it pains me to say it, they were right. We NEED them. I'd rather accept any possible indignity than have to shoot fellow citizens - ESPECIALLY those who have volunteered to stand between my family and the true evils in the world...


CorbinKale said...

June 12, 2010 6:24 PM said,

"Much as it pains me to say it, they were right. We NEED them. I'd rather accept any possible indignity than have to shoot fellow citizens - ESPECIALLY those who have volunteered to stand between my family and the true evils in the world..."

I look at it like this, if Oath Keepers can cause some folks in uniform to stand down upon being issued unconstitutional orders, in effect reducing the forces arrayed against us without firing a shot, I can concentrate my efforts on more deserving targets.

Sun Tzu would, surely, agree.

Qui Bono said...

Four O'Clock in the morning as I write this; just a thought before I go to bed. In a previous post, I refered to myself as a Christian, American Patriot. I'll turn 60 later this year.. If you had told me 30 or 35 years ago that the words "Christian" and "Patriot" would be demonized and spat upon as if such people were comparable to murderers, rapists, pedophiles, etc......I would have slapped you on the back and paid for your next drink.
This is an evil time in America...."something wicked this way comes". God Bless you, your families and the remnant of that dream.....America.

Brutus said...

Being right does not mean you have to kiss arse, or bend over and "take it" for the sake of the truth.

Have some dignity, self respect ... and most of all ... PRINCIPLES.

Bad Cyborg said...

Damn Dutchman! Somebody in D.C. was listenin' to you after all! Who knew?

I reckon I damned well KNOW who the "unconventional foe" they were war gaming about is.


Come on, Oath Keepers. If a sizable percentage of them don't do what they have publicly sworn to do then any revolution will be, in Hobbes' immortal words nasty, brutish, and short.

CowboyDan said...

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.-Life and Living quote by Soren Kierkegaardp

CowboyDan said...

"USMC 35+ yrs ago, it was a $50 fine for going to town in your work clothes"

Yeah, and your paycheck was $311. a month as an E-1!