Nineteen Years Ago Today: Khobar Towers bombing

Khobar Tower

On June 25, 1996 at 9:50 pm (Local) Islamofascist extremist terrorists murdered nineteen US Air Force airmen including: Captain Christopher Adams, Captain Leland Haun, Master Sergeant Michael G. Heiser, Master Sergeant Kendall K. Kitson, Technical Sergeant Daniel B. Cafourek, Technical Sergeant Patrick P. Fennig, Technical Sergeant Thanh V. Nguyen, Sergeant Millard D. Campbell, Staff Sergeant Ronald King, Staff Sergeant Kevin Johnson, Senior Airman Earl R. Cartrette Jr, Senior Airman Jeremy A. Taylor, Airman 1st Class Christopher Lester, Airman 1st Class Brent E. Marthaler, Airman 1st Class Brian W. McVeigh, Airman 1st Class Peter W. Morgera, Airman 1st Class Joseph E. Rimkus, Airman 1st Class Justin Wood, and Airman 1st Class Joshua E. Woody.

…and democRAT President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton did nothing about it.

Happy Birthday US Army!

The US Army was established on 14 June 1775. On that date, the Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of riflemen to serve for a period of one year. It is the senior US military service.

“This We’ll Defend.” That rather sums up 240 years of history quite nicely.

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Government High School: Islamic vocabulary lesson part of Common Core standards

Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith.
“It really caught me off guard,” a Farmville Central High School student who was in the class told me. “If we are not allowed to talk about any other religions in school – how is this appropriate?”

The Islamic vocabulary worksheet was assigned to seniors.

“I was reading it and it caught me off guard,” the student told me. “I just looked at it and knew something was not right – so I emailed the pages to my mom.”

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Hillary comes out of the shadows

NY girl “barbarically” raped by teen gangsters from El Salvador

Geraldo Rivera – you built this.

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D-Day: 71 years ago today

New York Times breaks Operation Overlord

Jonathon Risen, New York Times Dateline: France June 1, 1944

The New York Times, always first with breaking news, has discovered that a daring invasion is planned on the coast of France on June 5 in an effort to liberate the courageous and valiant French citizens from the Nazis. If the weather conditions are not right, we have learned that Gen. Dwight Eisenhower may delay the invasion for a day.

Operation Overlord will be a massive Allied invasion of Western Europe that will include simultaneous landings on five beachheads by U.S., British, and Canadian forces.

When Eisenhower’s chief meteorologist, James Martin Stagg, informs the general of a break in the weather, Eisenhower will announce — “O.K. We’ll go.”

Within hours of the decision to go, an armada of 3,000 landing craft, 2,500 other ships, and 500 naval vessels–escorts and bombardment ships–will began to leave English ports. At night, 822 aircraft, carrying parachutists or towing gliders, will roar overhead to the Normandy landing zones. They will be just a fraction of the air armada of 13,000 aircraft that will support “D-Day.”

The largest of the D-Day assault areas, Omaha Beach, stretches over 10 km (6 miles) between the fishing port of Port-en-Bessin on the east and the mouth of the Vire River on the west. The western third of the beach is backed by a seawall 3 metres (10 feet) high, and the whole beach is overlooked by cliffs 30 metres high.

Utah Beach is the westernmost beach of the planned five landing areas. It will be assaulted by elements of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division. In the pre-dawn hours, units of the 82nd and 101st airborne division will be airdropped inland from the landing beach. Their plan is to isolate the seaborned invasion force from defending German units.

Sword Beach is the easternmost beach of the five landing areas of the planned invasion. It will be assaulted by units of the British 3rd Division, with French and British commandos attached. Shortly after midnight on D-Day morning, elements of the 6th Airborne Division will launch a daring glider-borne assault, hoping to seize bridges inland from the beach and also silence artillery pieces that could threaten the seaborne landing forces.

H-Hour (the time the first assault wave is to land) at Gold Beach is set for 0725 hours, one hour later than the scheduled landings on the American beaches owing to the direction of the tide, which move from west to east and bring high water later to the British beach.

Juno Beach is the second beach from the east among the five landing areas of the invasion. The Canadian 3rd Infantry Division will invade Juno Beach.

Sources have told us that this invasion could be the beginning of the end for the Nazis. Although Times editors held a meeting to discuss whether this information should be reported, it was decided unanimously that it is news and our first obligation is to journalism and reporting the story. We do hope, of course, that Allied casualties are kept to a minimum.

Count on the New York Times for all your war coverage. If it’s news, we will have it first.

Imagine the outcome if the NY Times actually did this.

The National D-Day Memorial

Categories: D-Day, US Army

Out of 8 women in Army Ranger school, guess how many graduated?

Categories: Ranger, US Army
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