Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Something new under the sun.
Then I went out to Walmart for dog food. As always , I went to the ammo counter. It was crowded with old timers, most of whom just wanted to talk and weren't interested in buying anything. There were two stacks of Federal 9mm in the cabinent, one priced at $14.95 and one priced at $9.99.
I thought they were the same, and asked the clerk if there was some mistake on pricing, but immediately all the old guys starting trying to be the first to tell me that the cheap ammo was aluminum cased. I knew Speer made that , and CCI, but I never heard of Federal doing it.
It would make good carry ammo I guess, since if I had to shoot evil doer's it's unlikely I would be able to pick up the cartridge cases afterwards. I reload 9mm so I don't see a big use for this stuff on my part. If I can get 50 once fired cartridge cases for an extra $5.00 by buying the brass cased ammo, why not. Besides, they are still selling the Turkish 9mm really cheap, and that's brass cased and boxer primed.
Very chilly here this morning. At dawn it was 49 degrees. It's supposed to warm up during the day into the mid seventies. I haven't got any plans. Everything that absolutely had to get done, I took care of yesterday.
Maybe I'll just stay in and read. I got a new book on the 1982 "Peace for Galilee" operation. That's the one that trapped the PLO in Beirut and led to USMC involvement. There isn't much out there on the War in Lebanon. It's a forgotten chapter of American history, but one I'm interested in for obvious reasons.
That was a long time ago, and I'm still trying to figure out how it all came about. I know stupidity on the part of Ronald Reagan was certainly at the top of the list.
The idiots from the state department played a large role too. The same kind of Alice in Wonderland mind set that gave us Benghazi was prevalent back then, with Habib and McFarland doing a great imitation of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.
I wonder why the state department attracts so many people who have no concept of reality, and live in Cloud Coo Coo land? Doesn't seem to matter if it's a Republican or Democratic administration, the state department clown show remains the same.
Why would the USMC, which abhorred the Islamic Terrorists of the day, have been sent in to protect them from our allies, the Israelis?
Why were the rules of engagement so stringent that after months of being constantly attacked, the Marine sentries on duty the day of the bombing were under orders not to have weapons cocked and locked?
Hell, I don't know and I was wrapped up in all of it from the get go to the bitter end. But I'm still working on understanding it.