A Firsthand Look at US Air Campaign Against ISIS muslim terrorist that need to stay out of My America

A Firsthand Look at US Air Campaign Against IS



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The Grumman C-2 Greyhound aircraft dives through the sky, straight toward the sea below.

“Too low,” a digital voice in the cockpit of the carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) aircraft croons. “Pull up.”

That was the first pass.

Minutes later, the COD whirls around and the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush comes back into view. The pilots of the COD make a hard, circular turn around the ship and land the plane, catching cables on the ship’s deck that stop the COD abruptly.

Someone nearby vomits from the force of the landing.

“Welcome to USS Bush,” a sailor shouts to a few journalists as they hop off the aircraft.

Hub for U.S. offensive

Jets from this carrier conducted the first American airstrikes against Islamic State militants in 2014, and two-and-a-half years and thousands of airstrikes later, the Bush is again a hub for the U.S. offensive.

In the first 12 days of the Bush’s counter-IS fight, pilots launching off its deck carried out 184 strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria.

Some experienced Navy pilots, including Lieutenant Commander Scott Welles, flew every day the ship conducted strikes.

“We’re very proud and happy to be out here bringing the fight to those guys,” said Navy pilot Zach Huff, who is on his first deployment abroad.


NC Attorney General Josh Stein In Hot Water Over Voter ID Filings ⋆ American Lens

North Carolina’s Attorney General, Josh Stein, is in hot water over legal filings regarding the state’s Voter ID lawsuit case.

brief filed to the U.S. Supreme Court this week contains accusations of several charges of severe ethical misconduct over Stein’s actions.

Stein didn’t act on his own, Governor Roy Cooper entered into the mix, announcing the action on the Governor’s Office official website.

“This morning, the Governor’s General Counsel and Chief Deputy Attorney General jointly sent a letter discharging outside counsel in the case on behalf of the State.”

At the time of the filings, Governor Cooper said that, “We need to make it easier for people to exercise their right to vote, not harder, and I will not continue to waste time and money appealing this unconstitutional law. It’s time for North Carolina to stop fighting for this unfair, unconstitutional law and work instead to improve equal access for voters.”

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland.) fired back.

“Roy Cooper’s and Josh Stein’s desperate and politically-motivated stunt to derail North Carolina’s voter ID law is not only illegal, it also raises serious questions about whether they’ve allowed their own personal and political prejudices and conflicts of interest to cloud their professional judgment. We expect the courts to reject this unethical stunt just as they did when Cooper tried the same trick in the ‘Choose Life’ license tag case.”

Illegalities, ethical misconduct and more. What is specifically being talked about here? There are two key points are made clear by the brief.

First, when Josh Stein took office in January of this year, he filed a motion asking for dismissal of the appeal of a ruling  by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals which struck down the state’s voter ID law.  Stein did so without notifying the General Assembly or the counsel representing the General Assembly in the case.

Second, during the trial portion of the Voter ID case, Josh Stein served as what is called a ‘fact witness’. He gave testimony to the court in opposition of the law. Upon taking office, Stein should have recused himself and not have been involved with the case thereafter.

These charges are serious.

J. Christian Adams at PJ Media points out these offenses are usually grounds for disbarment:


USS Bush (CVN 77) launches 20 airstrikes against ISIS in one day #NAVY – we should ban those we are bombing


USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) launches 20 airstrikes against ISIS in one day

The aircraft carrier USS Bush (CVN 77) has gotten back into the fight against ISIS in a big way launching 20 plus airstrike missions in a single day last Thursday. Working out of the Mediterranean Sea the Carrier Strike Group, led by USS George H.W. Bush started attacks back on February 13th in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

The Carrier Strike Group consists of aircraft from the nine squadrons in Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8.

The precision strike operations being carried out by the Bush Carrier Strike Group in the eastern Mediterranean Sea continue to demonstrate the tremendous warfighting capability and flexibility of the U.S. Navy,” Vice Admiral Christopher W. Grady the US 6th Fleet Commander said.

“By defeating violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, we are simultaneously supporting two separate geographic combatant commands. We remain committed to defeating Daesh, committed to our allies and partners, and committed to global security.”

This is only the third deployment for the USS Bush which was commissioned on Jan. 10, 2009. The ship is the tenth and last of the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. Did you know that the USS Bush is the only aircraft carrier with a living namesake? Former President H.W. Bush was also one of the youngest Naval Aviators when he earned his Navy Wings of Gold at the age of 18 years old in 1943. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions in World War II.

Watch: Flight Ops on Board the USS George H.W. Bush

Featured image of an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launching from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to perform strike operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Gaines, US Navy. 

This article is courtesy of Fighter Sweep.


Be Strong and of a Good Courage!!

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( Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV ) “Be Strong and of a Good Courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy GOD, He it is that Doth go with thee; He Will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” !!

( Deuteronomy 31:7 KJV ) “And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be Strong and of a Good Courage: for thou must go with this people unto the Land which the LORD hath Sworn unto their fathers to Give them; and thou shalt CauseTthem to Inherit it.”!! 

( Joshua 1:9 KJV ) “Have not I Commanded thee? Be Strong and of a Good Courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy GOD is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”!! 

( II Timothy 1:7 KJV ) “For GOD hath not Given us the spirit of fear; but of Power, and of Love, and…

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Prominent Hedge Fund Trader Jumps To His Death In Manhattan – Duke Graduate

A prominent 47-year-old hedge fund trader was killed when he jumped from a luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, in an apparent suicide, authorities told the NY Post.

Kevin Bell, most recently head of Credit Risk at Arrowgrass Capital, jumped from a ninth-floor kitchen window at the Apthorp building on West End Avenue near West 79th Street around 7:20 a.m. He landed on scaffolding that was set up in front of the building and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bell left a note indicating he had been depressed, the source said. He had a history of depression, the source added.

According to the NY Post, Bell left behind a wife and two daughters. His family was at home when he jumped, according to the source. “The family is hysterical. He was under a lot of meds. He did not give a specific reason why he jumped, but he was depressed,” the source said.


Parting Shot: “Big Stick” Heads to Sea | Hawaii Business Magazine

We love this picture, but it took a while for the Navy to give us permission to publish it. It shows the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt leaving Pearl Harbor in November 2015, piloted by harbor pilot Captain Jason Stephens and escorted by Tiger Tug 2. The ship’s nickname, “Big Stick,” refers to President Roosevelt’s quote, “Walk softly and carry a big stick.” Getting the ship safely off the pier, turned around and out to sea is a coordinated effort between the harbor pilot stationed on the ship and the tug operators. Stephens says, “Once the ship is making way, the tugs escort to provide support, if needed, while the pilot works with the ship’s captain by recommending courses and speeds based on the pilot’s expertise in local knowledge.”

Time: Tuesday, 10:31 a.m.
Location: Pearl Harbor
Photographer:  Twain Newhart