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At Tripoli —Part II

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Fix Bahyonets! by Mustang

It is hard to imagine how the Barbary States (Morocco, Tunisia, Tripoli, and Algiers) might have competed with European nations at the end of the 18th Century, and at the beginning of the next. What did they have to trade that anyone wanted? Well, the Berbers did have the sea and what might be caught in it, and they also had sleek corsairs capable to running across the waves at a fast clip, overtaking merchantmen whose holds ...

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At Tripoli —Part I

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Fix Bayonets! by Mustang

The opening line of the Marine Corps Hymn is, “From the Halls of Montezuma, To the Shores of Tripoli…” Whoever wrote the hymn has these events out of sequence, but I’ve tried it the other way around and it simply doesn’t work —so we will have to acknowledge some poetic license and I vote we keep the hymn the way it is now.

The brevity of the refrain leads people to think that at some point, Marines ...

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By an Angel’s Kiss, CW2 Jonathan Farmer, 34 (Army), Chief Technician Shannon M Kent, 35, and Mr Scott Wirtz, civilian, (SYRIA)

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

Army CW2 Jonathan R Farmer, 37, of Florida, and

Navy Chief Cryptographic Technician, 35, of New York and

DoD Civilian,  Scott Wirtz, age, home-of-record unknown,

were killed 16 January in Manbij, Syria by a suicide bomber.,

Rest in peace, Gentlemen

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

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Thai Navy SEAL, Saman Kunan, 38, Rests in Peace Saving Thai Children

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At this writing 8 of the 12 Thai soccer kids have been rescued from hours underneath the ground in a wet, flooding cave. The bulk of the rescue crew are SEALS from the Thai Navy, many trained by American SEALS.

The Fox News story here.

Among those SEALS there was Saman Kunan, a retired SEAL, who volunteered to help and who, on the second day, died when he ran out of air.

Though, in all likelihood, not a Christian, Saman met the highest meaning ...

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National Service: How to Save America’s Lost? Hire The Veterans.

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We began this conversation a couple of weeks ago, when we pointed out that 90% of Americans have invested none of their own skin in this game that is called “Keeping America Alive.” Even my generation, the last to know the military draft, which was never natural to the American scheme of warfare anyway, and which accounts for about half of the “skin in the game” citizenry today, are now in our 60s and 70s, and will soon pass away.

Most college-aged ...

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President Trump Speaks at U.S. Naval Academy Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony

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President Donald J. Trump, attended and delivered a spirited Commencement Address this morning at the United States Naval Academy Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland (first video) – Class of 2018.

The Commander-in-Chief stayed until the end so that he could shake the hands of 1,000 plus graduates.  Below ...

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