Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chauncey DeVega's World of Ghetto Nerds: The Battle for Sadr City featured on 60 Minutes

60 Minutes pulled the curtain back a bit tonight on the present/future of military technology and war making in its feature story "How Technology Helped Win the Sadr City Battle." Now, this wasn't an expose on the U.S. military's "secret" weapons alluded to by Bob Woodward in his interview a few weeks ago, but it did provide some tantalizing bits of new information.

As a ghetto nerd student of military affairs I am always proud of our war fighters and their courage: imagine being a combat engineer and putting up a cement wall while taking all that fire. As I am fond of saying, those brothers are born again hard. And whenever those operators in Task Force 17 are mentioned I can't help but have a crooked smile while I say a prayer for whoever those Army Delta and Navy Seals are going to send on an express, one way trip to the afterlife.

That having been said, in this most dire of moments, I just hope that we can extend our ingenuity at making war abroad to fixing our broken economy at home.

Some other choice "war porn" as we like to call it:

Special Ops in Sadr City

So much like a video game it is scary:

A typical day in the office at Ramadi:

Say hello to my little friend:

Some balance lest we become too fond of war:

Never forget, "It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it."


Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Chauncey, You said, "I just hope that we can extend our ingenuity at making war abroad to fixing our broken economy at home."

No, they'll use their ingenuity against us here at home.

Read my article, I wrote it a few days ago: If The Wall Street Bailout Don't Do Us In, The Brigade Combat Team Might. It goes into detail of shit they have in store for 'trouble makers'. McCain already slipped up and said his remedy to urban crime was to treat those areas the same way they do insurgents. That plan already laid in place.

Since have a fondness for amazing military stuff, you probably already know about the Active Denial System and Pain Ray Technology.

This article Army Ordering Pain Ray Trucks, is good, but even better are the links.

Here's another story:
Pain Ray Heading For L.A. Streets?

Chauncey, this nation is about to blow. Food riots from the economic meltdown combined race riots from white folks killing random black folks when Obama wins and blacks reacting on the streets. Hillary, McCain and Palin along with Fox News and their friends have been stirring up hate all year and we're seeing the Nazi-like reactions now. BS to what Paulson says; bank closures are coming and people will be in an uproar. And the loonies still want to nuke Iran.

I hope I'm wrong wrong wrong as hell and you can rub it in my face, but I think this year will go out with a bang and 2009 will be worse - unless Obama is a magician.

Lady Zora, Chauncey DeVega, and Gordon Gartrelle said...

On point ma'am!

We should do a combined post on the new world order and such matters.

I just don't know how this will play out.

Could it be that bad or even worse than we have imagined?