Month: May 2008

Friday Linkzookery – 30 May 2008

“I Knew It Was a Terrible Mistake, but I Didn’t Mention It Until I Got a Book Contract.” Why is it that almost all of these folks blowing the whistle on the big bad Bush administration do it with a book? It’s almost like there’s some big market for Bush bashing books. “Key” Special Groups […]

Marine patrol in Hit

Lance Cpl. David Cantu, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, patrols past goats in the city of Hit, Iraq on Mar. 8, 2008. Regimental Combat Team 5 is deployed with Multi-National Force-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule […]

Power Washing the Osprey

Sgt. Cortnie B. Jozsa a flight mechanic of Marine Medium Heavy Tiltrotor Squadron 263 power washes the right engine of a MV-22B Osprey, March 5. VMM-263 is deployed as a part of Multi-National Force-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development […]

Helicopter Crash on Grand Rapids Hospital

Luckily, it was a training flight and the crew escaped unharmed: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A helicopter whose pilot was practicing approaches crashed on the roof of a hospital Thursday, catching fire moments after the two people on board escaped unharmed, a fire official said. No patients were aboard the helicopter in the crash […]

On Contractors

Lex writes about the Blackwater in San Diego issue and notes: In stable countries or regions where the rule of law applied, you wouldn’t need a company like Blackwater, not at the prices they charge. And while we might all wish that Iraq was a safer place for diplomats and puppies and kite flying and […]

Mass Murder stopped by CCW

Say Uncle points out Another mass shooting stopped by a carry permit holder. A guy in a bar, no less. In the small town of Winnemucca Nevada a man bent on performing a mass shooting at a bar was stopped by an armed CCW permit holder who happened to be in the right place at […]

IDF Training

A handout photograph supplied by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on 27 May 2008 shows Israeli women soldiers in a training exercise in the desert somewhere in Israel. If that’s too girlie for you, here’s a tank: Found at MilitaryPhotos.net.

Sunk today in 1941

Image from KBismarck.com. 1,995 German sailors went down with the Bismarck on May 27th, 1941. 1,415 British sailors had gone down three days earlier when the HMS Hood exploded after a magazine hit by the Bismarck. Others died during the long chase. Bloody days.