April 30, 2013

Battlefield America: Literary Reflux in 500 Words or Less, #1

PART I

With so much going on these days between politics, social issues and armed conflicts flaring up with the regularity that I can set my VCR record timer to it, is our future still bright? It is happy hour at my local watering hole, 2 dollar PBR drafts are never ending. I was thinking about creating a running article for my incoherent, and sometimes enlightening, literary rants.

I am not going to subject our readers to any more first shooter accounts about the bombings in Boston and the verbal media throw-up that followed. To be honest, I was quite surprised to see how many low-tech bomb experts the mainstream media outlets had waiting in the wings to educate the country.

The fact is that these types of independently-executed guerrilla warfare tactics are here to stay. Much like the rest of the world, internet-based communications have made physical location irrelevant when conducting these types of attacks. Information at your fingertips and motivational encouragement is just a YouTube video or Skype chat away.


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is poised to publish the first book detailing experiences of Marine special operators in Afghanistan. And unlike career writers who drop into an outpost for a quick embed, Golembesky was there, as a member of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 during one of its hardest deployments. He plans to tell the team’s story through the words of the operators on the ground. The working title is “Level Zero Heroes.”

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  • brucecurley

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CG6NBX4 It took me 24 years to write, and now it is an ebook on Amazon called: The President is Hostage: Payback's a Bitch. Asks the question, What if thousands of islamic and other terrorists hit the US hard in one day...how would we retake the nation?

  • Wingman

    shooten BrendanDoran majrod If we'd stop sucking up oil like its a drug, we wouldn't need to buy it from them or destroy our homeland to feed the addiction. Get on alternative energy, go solar, treat water as if it is a precious resource, cut back your consumption and produce a stockpile of what you need to live on. America has left its self vulnerable by living in excess and expecting the rest of the world to cater to us. Now that we have fed the hate and fueled the ability to attack us with complacency, they are in our own back yard.

  • TodMcCreary

    bcabading  "Yes, the Qur'an is full of crazy shit- but so is the Bible and every other religious book."  < ==  By this, do you mean incitement to violence?  Can you give us some examples of how Christ and the Apostles did this?  I can't find any, but I can agree that Westboro Baptist and abortion clinic bombers teach something different than de-escalation and nonviolence as a way of life (with the exception of personal and national defense). Read more: http://sofrep.com/19975/battlefield-america-literary-reflux-of-500-words-or-less/#ixzz2TY6PPm6K

  • TodMcCreary

    @ Michael Golembesky:  I appreciate your words of caution and the way you clearly presented this situation report.  Awareness without prejudice is key.  I have friends who left their countries in Middle East for the reasons you described above.  I look forward to seeing you again on SOFREP.

  • alimhaider

    Minou_Demimonde PONI I tried to draw up some numbers, once, for the last thirty years, and by my count jihadists average 250 dead Muslims for each dead non-Muslim. It gets a little better if you take Algeria out, but still....