Catching Up a little
This is what defeat looks like in Counter-Insurgency. Unfortunately for the American Left, it isn't what American defeat looks like, but insurgent defeat.
Meanwhile, the Chinese are going rings around their local homegrown Islamic insurgency. Talk about a question of who to root for? Oppressive, genocidal tyranny, or the folks who are pissed because they aren't permitted to set up an Islamic oppressive genocial tyranny? The Belmont Club asks some questions about what that means in terms of strategy for the Islamists and the West.
Meanwhile in the United States, the New Republic is "supporting the troops" by publishing fiction (allegedly journalism, but that's provably false) that claims that US Army troops regularly commit war crimes and generally act like assholes.
Foreign and Domestic
The FOB Falcon PAO as reported by Milblogs
I love the American Left--most especially "journalists". Without them, we'd have much fewer topics for mocking posts about stupidity and ignorance.
Square 9mm cartridges and Brads you can see to the right from the driver's hatch?
Would it be too much to ask for the editors of The New Republic to spend 5 minutes on Wikipedia checking these things out?
I'll do their research for them:
Beretta 92 pistol which fires 9mm rounds. Note the shape of the bullets.
Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and note the placement of the driver's hatch in the front.
Debunked enough for me!
Found a cool article suggesting that ObL is dead in a cave somewhere and al-Qaeda is prepping for an announcement thereof. I wouldn't mind one bit.
And finally, the funniest thing I've seen all week.