Month: November 2007

Friday Linkzookery – 30 Nov 2007

Due to technical difficulties last week’s Linkzookery failed to publish. So a couple of these items are holdovers. The march to the low 200s… CDR Salamander is unimpressed with the future of the LCS program. Well, “unimpressed” probably overstates things by a bit… Nigeria won’t host U.S. military command AFRICOM won’t be in Africa’s most-populous […]

‘They watched us and we watched them’

U.S. cruiser spots 2 Iranian subs in Gulf USS Vicksburg (CG 69) spots two Kilos: Crew members aboard the cruiser didn’t consider the encounters hostile, although it wasn’t clear if the Iranian boats surfaced within view of the cruiser or if the U.S. warship happened to see the Iranian subs while they were already running […]

Ooo…they really meant it

China: Navy spat not a misunderstanding BEIJING – China’s last-minute cancellation of a U.S. Navy visit to Hong Kong was not the result of a misunderstanding, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday, adding that ties had been “disturbed and harmed” by Congress’ honoring of the Dalai Lama and U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. Spokesman Liu […]

Everybody wants to play for a winner

6,000 Sunni Iraqis Join Pact With U.S. Nearly 6,000 Sunni Arab residents joined a security pact with American forces Nov. 28 in what U.S. officers described as a critical step in plugging the remaining escape routes for extremists flushed from former strongholds. The new alliance – called the single largest single volunteer mobilization since […]

WTF, mate?

Bill Clinton says he opposed Iraq war from start On Iraq, he told the crowd that wealthy people like he and his wife should pay more taxes in times of war. –Even though I approved of Afghanistan and opposed Iraq from the beginning, I still resent that I was not asked or given the opportunity […]


Pickpocket whupped by Marine pleads guilty Grand Rapids, Michigan: Jesse Daniel Rae, who was beaten up by a older Marine while he was trying to rob him, plead guilty to assault with intent to rob Wednesday. Rae tried to rob Bill Barnes, 72, at a convenience store in Alpine Township in early summer. Barnes quickly […]