The website over at SOFREP claims to have access to one-of-a-kind photographs from the early days of the US Army’s Delta Team via George E. Hand IV, a SOFREP and one time Delta operator. The photograph above is from 1980 — when a then-unknown Army officer led 100 unknown Delta Force operators in prayer prior to a major operation.
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Now-retired LtCol Paul Needham was captured by the Iranians during the Embassy takeover in 1979, as he recently related as a guest speaker at an event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
For those that have seen Argo, he was one of the guys locked in the communications vault shredding papers when the building was taken.
He was lined up in a firing squad: Read more
Think it can’t happen here?
Saeed Abedini is the Christian pastor who has been jailed for “threatening the national security of Iran.”
Saeed Abedini, 32, was in Iran last summer to finish building an orphanage when members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard took him away in a bus for prison. He has been held captive and reportedly beaten and tortured since September.
Abedini, a naturalized US citizen, was Read more
Though media figures have ignored it when they’ve interviewed him, Michael Weinstein has long been an avid conspiracy theorist. As he noted when he first started his self-described “war” against “the wrong kind” of Christians several years ago, it has nothing to do with religious freedom: His war is about American Christians trying to take over the world to persecute Jews. Quoth Weinstein:
In Plan A, evangelical Christians with a smile on their face will ask you to please, please, please accept their biblical worldview of Jesus. The problem with that is, inevitably, Plan A morphs into Plan B. They stop asking so nicely, and then you have the Holocaust, the pogroms, the Inquisition…
This country is going through—right now—a transition from A to B. Read more
CIA civilian Gary Powers, infamously shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960 in a U-2, will be posthumously awarded a Silver Star by the US Air Force.
The Air Force determined that the U-2 pilot showed “steadfast loyalty” while under harsh interrogation in Soviet prisons… [citing] his “sustained courage” and gallantry despite “cajolery, trickery, insults and threats of death.”
Issues of classification and political strain kept Powers from any Read more
Marc Knapp was sentenced to 46 months in prison for trying to sell an F-5 and various F-14 parts to Iran.
Prosecutors said Knapp…was motivated by both greed and a hatred of the United States. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hall said Knapp told an undercover agent that he was starting to hate America and wanted to “level the playing field” with Iran.
Defense attorney Christopher Koyste said the statements Knapp made were “puffery.” Read more
Last week, Leah Burton, one of Michael Weinstein’s two MRFF board members, launched her most recent attack on Christians in the military. While she uses the term “dominionist,” like Michael Weinstein she assigns religious labels to people without regard to their actual beliefs. Thus, though she accuses people of being dominionists (and thus plotting to take over the world), she never proves they actually ascribe to that theology (much like the rest of the MRFF staff, it’s easier just to call people names.)
On that topic, Burton recently wrote a blog re-hashing last fall’s infamous Weinstein meltdown, in which Weinstein wrote a letter with a complaint about ChristianFighterPilot.com which was addressed all the way up to the President. In a comment on her own blog, Burton said this about “dominionists,” among whom she counts many “Christians:” Read more
The Department of Defense’s report on how to implement the proposed repeal of the law banning homosexuals from military service will reportedly be “released in full” next week, on November 30th — one day prior to the original date for which the report was supposed to be delivered to the Secretary of Defense.
The fact that the military’s entire emphasis has been how to react Read more