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Since 2001, radical Islam has taken center stage; their assaults on our way of life defy all previous notions on how to conduct warfare against them.  It remains to be seen whether a concise, efficient method can be put into effect to curtail their activities, and the idea of “ultimate victory” (as in WW II) is a pipedream at best.

Their strength has been because of the guerrilla warfare nature of their operations, not a clear “front line” but random attacks where we were forced to react instead of being able to interdict them in advance.  The government assaults on personal privacy, and NDAA, (making us a de-facto police state) were put in place supposedly to ensure our safety. Are we any safer than prior to these events?  NO!

Now the Islamic State is openly engaged in a sort of conventional war, but while they are the most immediate threat, radical Islam and their hit and run tactics has not changed.

Military tactics will have to be carefully thought out; indeed, completely rewritten. In Korea, President Truman had cashiered General MacArthur; and that conflict, the first “police action” via the U.N. resulted in no victory; merely keeping the status quo.

Eye opening related article HERE

The 50’s cold war activities included attempts to develop field use of tactical nuclear weapons; the cannon described here was actually deployed in 1957, thankfully these were never implemented, though there still may those who may favor the notion that limited nuclear weapons could be engaged against radical Islam.  Regardless of our advanced weapons technology, THIS IS NOT FEASIBLE.

The weapons leveled against Hiroshima and Nagasaki were one-half kiloton. To all but the most dense individuals, their destructive power, and after-effects are well known. By the 70’s we had ICBM’s with 20 Megaton warheads.

I have NO idea how many kilotons equal one megaton.  I post the following statistics, and video of one tactical device here to prove how these are not only the wrong answer, but far more importantly, why radical Islam, and countries like Iran CANNOT be allowed to wield nuclear weapons.   The video does provide an idea of how much more powerful these early 50’s devices were in comparison to the Hiroshima bomb.

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Supervillain secret weapons by order of Congress produced the 280mm M65 “Atomic Cannon”, affectionately called Atomic Annie, which rolled off the assembly line on October 15th, 1952.  Truly, the M65 was the strangest weapon that the Ordnance Corps of the Department of the Army ever produced.  It filled an important deterrence role in the tactical nuclear arsenal of continental Europe when it was deployed in 1957 with the 7th Army’s’ 3rd Armoured Division by way of attached units from V Corps, serving in West Germany.  A total of twenty cannons were built. Of those, about ten to sixteen where deployed.  The M65 remained in service until 1963.

The completely mechanical and hydraulic design allowed the M65 to fire a 600 lb. shell up to 18 miles.  No electronics were used in the operation of the M65.  Deployed as a tactical nuclear defensive weapon, it could fire the T-124 conventional high explosive shell. The M65 was also semi-mobile, and could be set up and ready to fire within 8 minutes.  It required two dedicated tractor-trucks, which were attached at the front and back of the gun carriage to push and pull it into firing position.  If battle damage disabled the gun’s hydraulics, it could be aimed manually by turning geared wheels, but it was loaded by a hydraulic power rammer.  One cannon, including transport vehicles and a separate armoured ammunition carrier, required a total crew of 22.  The recoil from firing 600 pound shells was absorbed by dual recoil buffers, one of which separated the barrel from the upper carriage, the other separating upper and lower carriages.  90% of the 50-ton gun weight actually recoiled.  To discourage enemy infantry, each transporter was fitted with a .50 cal. Browning machine gun.  Better safe than sorry.

Thankfully, the M65 was never fired in anger.  The W-9 atomic artillery shell came in 3 yields, and the maximum lethal range of the shell was dangerously close to the 18-mile range of the M65.  80 W-9 shells were produced from 1952-53 for the T-124 280 mm shell.  A W-9 shell was fired as a part of Operation Upshot-Knothole, a series of atmospheric atomic tests performed in Nevada during 1953.  On May 25, the test named GRABLE saw the M65 fire a 15 kiloton W-9 shell 7 miles into the Fulda gap, a natural feature in the desert at Frenchman Flat, Nevada.  A mock town complete with buildings, roads and used cars was constructed at target ground zero and soldiers occupied trenches less than 5 miles away. Hundreds of high-ranking Armed Forces officers and members of Congress were present, anxious to see their new toy in operation.  The shell detonated 524 ft above its target in a timed airburst.

It was the equivalent of the Hiroshima A-bomb.

Seven M65s survived the Cold War and are on public display today.  The largest atomic cannon sits in a public park in Junction City, Kansas, on permanent loan from the Smithsonian.  Another can be seen at the National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   Source – ATOMIC CANNON

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“Globalism is far more than “geographical” or “eliminating national borders and boundaries.” It is spiritual and demonic at its core. Few—very few—understand this. This is quite likely one of the main reasons why Trump is hated. Do your homework on this one. Think “principalities and powers.” Serious. Extremely serious.”

Source: If You’re On the Fence About Your Vote:This Pastor Clarifies How the Very Future of America Is At Stake

Many thanks to this YouTube channel. I would otherwise have no access as Fox News website requires you to “log in” with your provider.

Since this is a live stream, there will be other live fox news broadcasts as the Hannity feed program changes.  The town hall will no longer be viewed.  However, below the live feed is the taped video of this Hannity/Trump town hall broadcast, courtesy of  YouTube channel The Daily News Show’s , dated 8-17-2016.

From the Washington Examiner –

America to hand off Internet in under two months

The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed.

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From Wikipedia –  Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln’s Lyceum address

Abraham Lincoln‘s Lyceum Address was delivered to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois on January 27, 1838, titled “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions”.  In this speech, Lincoln spoke about the dangers of slavery in the United States, as the institution could corrupt the federal government.  Lincoln warned that mobs or people who disrespected American laws and courts could destroy the United States.

In the speech, Lincoln discussed in glowing terms the political system established by the founding fathers, but warned of a destructive force from within. He asked his listeners:

“Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer. If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.”

Link to this speech at Wikipedia:

Lincoln then warned that a tyrant could overtake the American political system from within.

Putting the hammer down; preceded with an intro by Rudy Giuliani, Trump tells it like it is.

The gentleman interviewed passed on in 2013. I post items such as this on Profiles In Courage, under Personal Accounts.  I call your immediate attention to his revealing statement about 35:30 thru 37:31 in the interview.  This one statement is why I posted it under Constitutional Issues, instead of People.

Brits had to give up their guns in 1965 (!); I had no idea that this occurred so long ago; it is a stern warning to us with Government intent on destroying our second amendment.

From Erik Johnston’s YouTube channel:

Published on Sep 10, 2012

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This is an interview with RAF Pilot Rick Brown. Rick flew planes such as the Hurricane, P-51, Sterling Bomber, and the Horsa Glider. He was also an infintry man and explains what it was like to live in London while the Germans were bombing the city.

 

 

Stealing an election

Go back to manually punched voting cards. Get rid of this damned digitized voting system. NOW.    “X”

Source: Stealing an election

Freedom is not free…

This is not just another revisionist documentary.  My original source on YouTube had the channel deleted. (guess why)

I found one other channel containing this documentary.  For those of us who care, this one contains the personal accounts of individuals drawn into the maelstrom of WW II; including Jack Werner, (Yes, that Warner) Mr.Westbrook, a Tuskegee airman;  and a Japanese American who served with the famous 442nd, among others.

Please pass this along to others so they can get a glimpse into these individuals stories, before the YouTube thought police removes this channel. 

WW II in HD:

https://profilesincourage.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/freedom-is-not-free-ww-ii-documentary/

FULL LIST: Where every Republican in Congress stands on Donald Trump

As of Sunday | July 17, 2016, via The Washington Examiner:

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.   Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.   Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.   Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.    Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.   Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah  [said “Trump “scares [him] to death,” ?!]

Senators who won’t say if they support Donald Trump:

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.  Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

House members who won’t say if they endorse Donald Trump (42) [ go to source – http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/heres-where-every-republican-in-congress-stands-on-trump/article/2592510 ]

Really? You’d rather give our highest office to a corrupt, consummate LIAR?

 

These deluded, spineless, steers need a pink slip when they come up for re-election.

‘Nuff Said.

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