Monday, July 6, 2015

Video: Kory and Cooper ALWAYS remembered and honoured

Freedom Isn't Free

 U.S. Army CPL Kory Duane Wiens & SGT Cooper K-154 94th Mine Dog Detachment, 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri KIA 6 July, 2007 - Muhammad Sath, Iraq.

  Kory was born September 6, 1986 in Albany, Oregon to Kevin and Judith (French) Wiens. He enlisted in the US Army where he was a combat engineer and specialized dog handler. SGT Cooper, a yellow lab, was born July 25, 2004.

 He had been training and working with CPL Wiens for about a year. He became an SSD (Specialized Search Dog) trained for the military to find firearms, ammunition, and explosives. Corporal Wiens was so fond of Specialized Search Dog Cooper, to whom he referred as his son, that he planned to stay in the Army long enough to adopt the yellow Labrador retriever once his bomb-sniffing career was over.

 Kory and Cooper were killed in action, 6 July, 2007 while on patrol in Muhammad Sath, Iraq.

They were the first team killed together since the Vietnam War. Even though their time was cut short, they remain together in death and in memory: their ashes were buried together in Wiens' hometown of Dallas, Oregon.

Clarion Project video: The world stayed silent

June 30, 2015

When the Jews were being slaughtered in the holocaust the world remained silent. Today Iran repeatedly calls for the destruction of Israel and attacks ,through its proxy terrorist groups, Jewish and Israeli civilians around the world. If Iran gets the nuclear bomb will the world stay silent again?

Related:  Congress demands Obama step back from Iran nuclear deal

Sunday, July 5, 2015

UK: On Guard for the Queen

Gunner Christie Farren and her horse Somme take over a Horse Guards sentry box. This week the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery took over from the Household Cavalry to provide the Queen’s Life Guard at Horse Guards. More usually associated with the ceremonial gun salutes and musical rides with their 13lb guns, they took on the role of both mounted and dismounted guard at the entrance of Horse Guards.

This year, for the first time, they are using Knightsbridge Barracks, the home of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, for the period of their duty, as opposed to Wellington Barracks, which they have used in previous years. Londoners can now enjoy the spectacle of a different uniform and a different army regiment at Horse Guards on Whitehall

Photographer: Sergeant Rupert Frere RLC

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Video: Canada Day 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Canada.....with thanks to ALL Canadian Troops - past and present


(source) :  Video made by: Canadian Veteran Matthew Worth (Canadianmatt3)


 O Canada! Our home and native land
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
;With glowing hearts we see thee rise
The true north, strong and free
From far and wide, O Canada
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.

O Canada! Terre de nos aieux
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!
Car ton bras sait porter l'épée
Il sait porter la croix!
Ton histoire est une épopée
Des plus brilliants exploix.
Et ta valeur, de foi trempée
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Turkey changes ROE: Sending Troops into Syria

(CNN graphic)

From Homeland Security NewsWire:

Turkish forces to enter Syria to create buffer zone along border

30 June 2015

 Turkey, for the first time since the war in Syria began four years ago, is preparing to send troops into Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has authorized a change in the rules of engagement which were agreed to by the Turkish parliament, and the changes would allow the Turkish army to strike ISIS and Assad regime targets. 

The goal of the new policy is not new: to create a buffer zone inside Syria for Syrian refugees fleeing the regime’s bombing, but Erdogan has also suggested that the main target of the intervention, if it takes place, will be to prevent the Syrian Kurds from creating a Kurdish state in the Kurdish regions of Syria.

US Law enforcement: anti-government extremism bigger threat than radicalised Muslims

Things that make you say "hmmmm."  From Homeland Security Newswire:

Anti-government extremism most prevalent terrorist threat inside U.S.: Law enforcement
29 June 2015

U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released last Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS). The data were collected in early 2014, before security agencies began noting increased activity and recruitment of Americans by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS). In follow-up telephone interviews with law enforcement personnel, the officers did not modify their initial responses in light of ISIS threats within the United States.

The report, Law Enforcement Assessment of the Violent Extremism Threat, was based on survey research by Charles Kurzman, professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and David Schanzer, director of TCTHS and associate professor of the practice at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

”The data show that we have two distinct, serious, ongoing terrorist threats in the United States,” Schanzer said. “Tragic incidents of violence, whether they be in Charleston or the Boston Marathon, tend to exaggerate the magnitude of the threat, but both will require consistent societal and law enforcement vigilance in the foreseeable future.”...