Monday, June 23, 2014
The ferrets are restless.
I checked the radar, and there's no bad weather lurking out there.
The last time they acted this way, this late, we had an earthquake.
I don't know what has them stirred up, but something is amiss. If the dogs start howling and the chickens start clucking in unison, I'll know to stand by for heavy rolls.
Nurse Daddy sent this list of military equipment we left behind in Vietnam, which fell into the hands of the North Vietnamese. Fighting a war costs a lot of money. So does losing one. The new Vietnamese government pimped this gear all over the planet, almost exclusively to people who hated us.
DOD states the following hardware was left behind in '75:
(Viet Nam and Cambodia)
946,000 M16A1's (!!!!!)
63,000 M72 LAW's
550 tanks (M48A3 and M41A3)
This list doesn't include the thousands of vehicles we left there, or the vast numbers of helicopters, light aircraft , Spads, F5 fighters, transport aircraft and other aviation assets that the North Vietnamese captured intact on the abandoned air bases when the South Vietnamese folded. Nor does it include the truly monumental amounts of ammo and supplies.
Yet just tonight, some snooty woman from Obama's staff was on Fox News, telling the viewers that the administration is going to send more weapons and equipment to the Iraqi army to help them "stand up" to ISIL. Yes, we need to replace all the gear they ran off and left to the terrorists, who will be months inventorying all the booty. Politicians have no idea why men fight, or how they are led. So you get this grocery list mentality. Idiots. This woman, incidentally, was the same one who held a news conference and said that the squad mates of the deserter we recently recovered were all liars, and that the deserter was not a deserter. I have no idea how even the current administration could let somebody like that out on the loose.
Oh, well. It's almost midnight. I think I'll go sit on the porch awhile and watch the lightning bugs. There's a bit of a breeze blowing so it should be a little cooler out there now.