WASHINGTON — The Department of the Army announced today the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy about 1,400 soldiers in the fall of 2016 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
“From hunting Al Qaeda and Taliban forces during Operation Anaconda in 2002, to performing the advise-assist mission in 2014-15, the soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team have been nothing short of exceptional while supporting operations in Afghanistan over the years,” said Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) acting senior commander. “The Rakkasans are trained, well-led, and prepared to accomplish any mission given to them while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.”
For more information on the 101st Airborne Division’s (Air Assault) deployment, contact Master Sgt. Kevin Doheny, 101st Airborne Division public affairs office at: [email protected], 270-798-9963 or 270-985-5476.
I guess OPSEC is a thing of the past. Not only do we announce deployments, we give them a telephone number to call for more information.
Some have forgotten or never really knew. Some don’t care . . . it was a long time ago and Osama bin Laden is dead.
Can 9-11 happen again? The threat is still there and growing. Osama was Wahhabi. Wahhabi is still being taught in Qatar, the UAE, Saudi Arabia (Wait. Aren’t they our allies?) and in other countries. Then there is ISIS who has many members with American, British and other Western passports. Well funded Islamist extremists, they are a threat to the Middle East and the West that grows every day.
We cannot afford to compromise, accept, or tolerate.
- Complacency will cause our downfall.
- Partisan politics will bring defeat.
- Political correctness with these idiots will result in you loosing your head.
- Tolerance disguised as diversity will result in your daughter’s daughter wearing a burka.
The battle lines are drawn and the enemy is at the gate. Can 9-11 happen again? You’re damn right it can.
And it can happen from within also. Why should we tolerate someone coming here who wants to change our values? Who don’t want to honor our flag? We shouldn’t.
Remember, E pluribus unum. That is the principle our country is founded upon. One from many.
Posted in 9-11, Islam, PC
They just can’t stand it. It wasn’t supposed to happen. They said so. Many times. Just a flash in the pan. He won’t last two weeks, ad naseum.
From yesterdays Washington Post , July 24, 2016
• Trump is following the path of despots
• Trump just set the table for Clinton
• How Trump attacks the media, and why that distorts reality
• Dems aim to brighten Trump’s dark picture
• Trump is expanding his Muslim ban not rolling it back
• Trump defends Roger Ailes, casts suspicion on his accusers
• Praise the Lord, I’ve seen the dark
• These 2 trends . . . produced . . . a negative Republican Convention
There’s something happening here.
But what it is ain’t exactly clear. (1)
(1) Buffalo Springfield
Recent academic research has shown that around 35% of the perpetrators of lone actor attacks that occurred between 2000 and 2015 suffered from some sort of mental health disorder.
European Counter Terrorism Centre 20 July 2016
The four terrorist incidents that occurred over the past month (Orlando, USA; Magnaville, FR; Nice, FR; Würzburg, DE) highlight the operational difficulties in detecting and disrupting lone actor attacks. In the TE-SAT 2016, Europol stresses that such attacks remain a favoured tactic by Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda (AQ). Both groups have repeatedly called on Muslims living in Western countries to perpetrate lone actor attacks in their countries of residence. This was done via numerous publications and messages posted online. IS leadership has defined that there are two options for Muslims living in the West: either migrate to Islamic State territory or carry out a terrorist attack in their places of residence. For its part, AQ considers lone actor attacks a strategic tool at its disposal, condoning individual attacks as long as they fit the goal of its global jihad. Although IS has claimed responsibility for the latest attacks, none of the four attacks seem to have been planned, logistically supported, or executed directly by IS, according to the information available at Europol. The allegiance pledge by the perpetrators of the Orlando, Magnaville and Würzburg attacks indicates they were IS supporters but their actual involvement in the group cannot be established. Moreover, there is currently no evidence to suggest that the Nice attacker considered himself a member of IS. He is reported to have radicalised in a very short time frame and to have consumed jihadist propaganda in the days preceding the attack. In the case of Würzburg, media report that a handmade IS flag has been found in the perpetrator’s room. IS has endorsed the attacks but the perpetrators’ affiliation with the group has not been clear. The wording used in the messages claiming responsibility is notable. A’maq Agency purports to have received information from an unidentified “source”, stating the attacks were carried out by “soldiers of the Caliphate” or an “IS fighter”. This is in contrast to IS’s clear claims of responsibility for the attacks in November 2015 in Paris and in March 2016 in Brussels, by saying the attackers were its members sent to perpetrate the attack. This differentiation may indicate that IS would like to maintain a level of “reliability”, should information contradicting its claim of responsibility emerge.
First, not to fear. The chances of a killer coming to one of us is very, very small. Life style make a big difference. Where you live and where you drive make a difference. Weather, sports, politics all make a difference
The folks in Orlando did what everybody’s first reaction is. They ran. If they couldn’t then they hid. Then just waited while more people were shot around them.
I am not criticizing them. One only knows how they will react after finding themselves in a situation like this. And these were young folks. They had only seen things like this on TV. A little panic goes a long way.
The normal reaction when cornered for most animals is to fight. But for humans it seems it is acceptance. We shut down. For some almost like going into shock. We need to change.
We fight Cancer and other diseases on a personal level. The passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, fought back against the hijackers. We need to fight against a killer.
If death is imminent we have to overcome the fear and attack. The shooter will have to shoot me while I am coming for him not while I am laying on the floor.
I see photos of people being shot while they kneeled and waited for it. The Khmer Rouge (which never had more that 50,000 fighters) executed over 1,000,000 people. They had some stand in line and club the person in front of them.
Why? Stand up. Spit in their eye. C’mon folks, lets roll.