Sunday, April 21, 2013

Can YOU Wear Medals On Your Pants?

     And we think our awards system is messed up.

H/T To Sense of Events for spotting this.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Analysis & Questions About The Boston Marathon Bombing

     As of 2200 CST, 3 Americans are dead and 141 are injured because of two bomb blasts along the Boston Marathon route. One was located directly at the finish line, and a second was located before the finish line by about one block and detonated 10 seconds after the finish line bomb. The police have a 20 year old Saudi national in custody, and he is considered a person of interest.
     Now, the blast came from a backpack bomb located in a trash can, and from reports it was also loaded with ball bearings and the like. The blast is relatively small, not as big as some IEDs, but big enough to do a helluva a lot of damage. I'm curious as to what explosive the bomber used, and how much of it. If it was a backpack bomb, it could not have been more than ~15lbs, allowing for about 5lbs of metal for shrapnel.
      That only covers the bombing, if this "person of interest" is a Saudi chances are he is a Muslim. If so, that means it was religiously motivated. Notice how Obama has refrained from calling this an act of terrorism. I'm also curious how he (the bomber) got in-country without flags going up over a possible terror threat.
     This could have been a lot worse, but with only 3 dead so far it's not that bad. However, as more info comes out concerning the run up to the bombing, expect o of this to be damning for he Federal government.

Friday, April 12, 2013

North Korea Can Put Nuclear Warheads On Missiles

     From Fox News:
Obama administration officials scrambled to downplay the errant disclosure of a classified portion of an intelligence report finding that North Korea has advanced its nuclear knowledge to the point that it could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead. 

The analysis, disclosed Thursday at a hearing on Capitol Hill, says the Pentagon's intelligence wing has "moderate confidence" that North Korea has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles but that the weapon was unreliable. 
The revelation was significant, because it has not been previously reported or believed that the country had the ability to miniaturize and deliver a nuclear weapon. 

But top U.S. officials repeatedly stressed that the finding does not mean North Korea has the capabilities to launch a nuclear missile with any reliability at this point. 

"It is inaccurate to suggest that the (North Korea) has the capability articulated in that report -- they have a missile but that is very different than having the militarization, nuclearization, etcetera," Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday, after landing in South Korea as part of a tour of Asian countries. Highlighting is mine.

     Obama has stated over the last couple weeks that the U.S. will tolerate a nuclear armed DPRK, and now we find out that they've had this capability for a significant period of time. This means the Obama administration has been bullshitting the American for an unknown period of time. Not only that, but unless Obama takes out the Nork's nuclear capability (not gonna happen) it will show the world the U.S. is all bark, no bite.  Then we have the piece of bull from John Kerry (second bolded section), the mere fact that they have a missile should be grounds for glassing their ballistic missile and nuclear facilities. This is not good, that whole peninsula is a bomb about to go off.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ships You Never Knew Existed: Insect-class Gunboats

A class of Royal Navy gunboats built for fighting on the Danube. Also, the Insect-class gunboat the HMS Cockchafer holds the record for Most Awkward Warship Name.