(WATCH) These are the 11 oldest US military weapons still in the inventory | American Military News

Flurry of Thoughts

Everyone is always chasing the greatest and latest. But sometimes, when things are built in America – with passion, quality and determination, for a purpose sometimes bigger than us all – they are built to last, and they do last. Here are the 11 longest-serving military weapons still in the U.S. inventory. UH-1 These include: Weapons like the M2, a .50-caliber heavy machine gun that fires rounds at 2,910 feet per second. The B-52 Stratofortress bomber, from 1954, that still carries up to 70,000 pounds of ordnance on flights up to 9,000 nautical miles. This aircraft, along with the C-130 Hercules from 1954, the first KC-135 that took to the air in August 1956, and the still high-flying U-2 from 1956, form a group of unique still-in-service aircraft from more than 60 years ago. The M14 (1957) and the M72 LAW (1963) are still being to good use, albeit in…

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Bravo Trump! The Tweet That Is Shaking The War Party, by David Stockman

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Donald Trump wants to end US support of terrorist groups in Syria. That is causing apoplexy in official Washington. From David Stockman at lewrockwell.com:

Most of the Donald’s tweets amount to street brawling with his political enemies, but occasionally one of them slices through Imperial Washington’s sanctimonious cant. Indeed, Monday evening’s 140 characters of solid cut right to the bone:

The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad…..

Needless to say, we are referencing not the dig at the empire of Bezos, but the characterization of Washington’s anti-Assad policy as “massive, dangerous and wasteful”.

No stouter blow to the neocon/Deep State “regime change” folly has ever been issued by an elected public official. Yet there it is—–the self-composed words of the man in the Oval Office. It makes you even want to buy some Twitter stock!

Predictably, the…

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Trump Admin. will save a few bucks with smaller delegation to UN party in September

Refugee Resettlement Watch

The United Nations holds its fall general assembly in September.  This is when ‘diplomats’ from all over the world come to New York for really what amounts to one big party on the town.

Ivanka had lunch on Friday with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Long time readers know Guterres as the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees who has been a leading proponent of moving Muslim refugees to the west. Did he lobby Ivanka on funding for the UN and for the US to ‘welcome’ more refugees? See my extensive archive on Guterres by going here: https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/?s=Antonio+Guterres

It is also a time when the UN has an opportunity to bash America (except for when Obama was prez).

Here we learn that to save money, the Trump Administration will be limiting the number of State Department and other DC bureaucrats who will be attending the confab on the taxpayers’…

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