Speaker Pelosi wasn’t expecting retaliation for her “request” to reschedule (cancel) the president’s State of The Union address to both houses of congress, probably out of fear he would blame the Dims for the shutdown.
So she was surprised when President Trump canceled her seven-day military flight junket to Afghanistan. Her Dim colleagues and their lapdog news media called the president childish. Naw. He’s just a Republican who fights back.
(Great snap of all their luggage returned to Pelosi’s office. Yuk.)
The A-10 Thunderbolt II’s retirement is being rethunk. Good news for the groundpounders, for whom air support from the fast movers always was problematic.
I once flagged a passing F-4 Phantom for air support and was shocked to watch it fling a 250-pounder (the smallest bomb it had at the time) farther than desired: right into the outskirts of a friendly village. The Thunderbolt II, whose pilots call it the Warthog, carries only 10-pounder rockets, in addition to its 30mm rotary nose cannon, and is slow enough to be a lot more accurate.
“Air Force maintainers are also preparing to replace the wings of the A-10 fleet, tapping a $2 billion contract originally awarded to Boeing in 2007, which was intended at the time to keep the fleet flying until 2028. Some corrosion of the planes has been seen at the depots, but Pawlikowski says this is to be expected, especially on an aircraft that has been in service since 1977.”
Their wings likely corrode faster because they fly low and (relatively) slow and stir up and collect a lot of dirt, dust and vegetative derbis. The Warthog could do a lot more damage to ISIS than any fast mover. Sure wish we’d had them in Vietnam.
Via Popular Mechanics
Bad enough our Little Barry Hussein pulled the rug out from under their victory. Now his Pentagon is demanding that California’s Iraq veterans repay enlistment bonuses paid to them.
“These bonuses were used to keep people in,” said Christopher Van Meter, a 42-year-old former Army captain and Iraq veteran from Manteca, Calif., who says he refinanced his home mortgage to repay $25,000 in reenlistment bonuses and $21,000 in student loan repayments that the Army says he should not have received. “People like me just got screwed.”
Rules are for the little people, as usual, while Felonia and the rest of the Ruling Class skate. We can be sure this will go a long way to keeping up the confidence of the volunteer military.
UPDATE: Just in time for the election, Pentagon is “suspending” demand for the money. No word whether it will be permanent or whether those who already paid will get a refund.
“The interior of the train was soaked in blood. . . . One thing is certain, he wasn’t kidnapped in Afghanistan and dragooned around the world to Germany. He came voluntarily, and either was a terrorist-in-waiting all the while, or else was radicalized by traumatic exposure to Western culture. The public policy issue implicated by such attacks is, of course, immigration.”
Nineteen wounded, three critically. Meanwhile, our little Barry Hussein is bringing them here by the planeload. Diversity, when it means more Muslims, is not our strength.
The Hildabeast would double down. We need Trump or we’re doomed.
So says Sultan Knish who continues: “Obama has been playing tactical word games over ISIS all along. He would ‘degrade and ultimately destroy’ ISIS. Or perhaps dismantle the Islamic State. Or maybe just contain it.
“Containment is closest to the truth. Obama has no plan for defeating ISIS. Nor is he planning to get one any time soon. There will be talk of multilateral coalitions. Drone strikes will take out key figures. And then when this impressive war theater has died down, ISIS will suddenly pull off another attack.”
Meanwhile, Obamalot has been busy changing the names of the enemy. Two, three times. If this doesn’t confuse things enough, Wormtongue counts on you not remembering what he said.
The Sultan does.