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Saturday Lecture Series: The Battle of Goose Green

by coldwarrior ( 26 Comments › )
Filed under Argentina, Cold War, History, Open thread, saturday lecture series, UK at January 19th, 2013 - 7:00 am

Following the last post, I thought it a good idea to highlight what went on at Goose Green in the Falklands War:

Here are some vids for easy studying:

 

2 Parachute Regimen / 1 and 7 Ghurkas / Scots footage

 

 

 

Training, Motivation, and Guts beats numbers any day. 450 versus 1600.

 

2 Para: “’Utrinque Paratus’ (‘Ready for Anything’)

 

This will be a double lecture.

 

Enjoy this article:

Fossilized algae recently discovered inside a Sri Lankan meteorite could finally prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life, claim the authors of the new paper.

 

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26 Responses to “Saturday Lecture Series: The Battle of Goose Green”
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  1. Fritz Katz
    1 | January 19, 2013 9:07 am

    Hmmm, it’s been two hours since this has been posted and no comments. Seems no one wants to talk about the Falklands? Mind if I go OT, coldwarrior?
    ___________

    Adam Lanza was a devil worshiper.

    Trevor L. Todd, a former classmate of Lanza’s, told media that Lanza worshiped the devil and had an Internet page dedicated to Satan.

    Lanza’s worshiping page had the word “Devil” written in red, Gothic-style letters against a black background, stated Todd, the London Daily Mail reported.

    While Lanza’s reported devil worship was mentioned in several news media items, it is apparently not being considered as a possible motive in the national debate currently centered around the role of guns, drugs, violent video games and mental illness in the shooting spree.

    The theme of so-called devil worship and Satanic-style “Goth” subculture has cropped up in numerous other mass shootings, although in some cases the phenomenon may have been under-reported or entirely unreported.

    This explains a lot! Before shooting his own mother, and before shooting the children — Lanza destroyed the hard drive on his computer to attempt to destroy any trace of his satanic activities.

    Note also, Jared Lee Loughner, the 2011 Tucson shooter also was “into” satanic/occult activity. I remember a report that Loughner had a strange altar with a skull in his backyard (but I can’t find the link).


  2. coldwarrior
    2 | January 19, 2013 9:24 am

    @ Fritz Katz:

    interesting that the brit press is all over this and the american press? not so much.

    (on topic in this place??? BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAAA!!!))


  3. Bumr50
    3 | January 19, 2013 9:28 am

    Ron Paul: U.S. Carrying Out Drone Airstrikes On Jihadists Because “We Hate Muslims”…

    ht- Zip

    It must really suck to be Rand Paul some days.


  4. coldwarrior
    4 | January 19, 2013 9:29 am

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Ron Paul: U.S. Carrying Out Drone Airstrikes On Jihadists Because “We Hate Muslims”…
    ht- Zip
    It must really suck to be Rand Paul some days.

    i wish our govt hated muslims.


  5. Fritz Katz
    5 | January 19, 2013 9:36 am

    Also, it appears that Adams’ mother may NOT have been a “prepper”. And all the smears against her are totally unjustified:

    … “She was definitely not a survivalist,” Bergquist said. “Shooting was one of her hobbies. It wasn’t her main hobby. She loved the arts, culture. She loved the finer things in life. She loved to go to Red Sox games, and that’s the Nancy I knew.’’
    “She took up target shooting a few years ago,’’ Tambascio told NBC News. “She was a single mom raising two boys living alone in a house that’s close to the woods. I don’t see anything odd.’’ …
    “This was an act of rage and violence, but it was also an act of extreme depression. Murder-suicides, everyone always focuses on the murder piece, which is the more upsetting piece, but if you don’t look at the suicide, you’ll never figure out what it is that drives people this way. Sometimes the parents know and they can’t do anything, and sometimes the kids are very secretive, and we don’t know yet which this is (in the Connecticut case).”

    The prepper accusation comes from one person.

    Last night it also emerged Nancy was a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement, which believes people should prepare for end of the world.
    Her former sister-in-law Marsha said she had turned her home ‘into a fortress’. She added: ‘Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense.
    ‘She was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. She was skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy collapsing.’
    Marsha added that her nephew had been raised by ‘kind, nurturing’ parents’. She said she last seen Adam in June but recalled nothing appeared out of the ordinary.

    Some investigation of Nancy’s former sister-in-law Marsha should be done — why would she say such a thing?

    My opinion is the prepper accusation is an attempt to link the Sandy Hook murders with people on the right, Republicans, & the tea-party. Could Marsha be a progressive-Obama supporter?


  6. AZfederalist
    6 | January 19, 2013 9:50 am

    Interesting piece. The Falklands action was glossed over in the media so some of the details have been lost.

    One reason for low comment count: it’s only 8 AM in the mountain stares and 7 pacific time


  7. RIX
    7 | January 19, 2013 10:06 am

    @ Fritz Katz:
    Good morning. Have they reportd yet that Adam Lanza was an Obama
    staffer & a commentor on Little Green Footballs?/


  8. RIX
    8 | January 19, 2013 10:24 am

    11 Mad Prophet Ludwig
    Fri, Jan 18, 2013 2:04:29pm
    12
    down
    up
    report
    Have an awesome weekend all.

    I must sign off.

    And to the wingnuts who are screeching about guns… I take great comfort in the fact the my president is a big black man who is in command of an army with even bigger guns.

    Is this the Ludwig?


  9. lobo91
    9 | January 19, 2013 10:56 am

    @ RIX:

    Sounds crazy enough to be him.


  10. RIX
    10 | January 19, 2013 11:00 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ RIX:
    Sounds crazy enough to be him.

    That’s what I think. That crazy bastard is entertaining!


  11. Alberta Oil Peon
    11 | January 19, 2013 11:24 am

    Re: the “fossil algae”. The story I saw showed an electron microscope image of what was supposed to be a fossil diatom in a meteorite. Diatoms are single-cell algae with a “shell” (test) of silica. They are found in both fresh and salt water, and there are countless varieties. There basically were no diatoms on Earth before the Jurassic period, so how some presumably very ancient, e.g. primordial meteorite could contain a relatively “modern” fossil is problematic. To put it in perspective, it would be like opening an Egyptian tomb and finding an iPod in the grave goods.

    The most charitable explanation for this is contamination of the specimen by Earthly organisms. Diatoms are literally everywhere, from the ocean to puddles.


  12. The Osprey
    12 | January 19, 2013 11:30 am

    Alberta Oil Peon wrote:

    To put it in perspective, it would be like opening an Egyptian tomb and finding an iPod in the grave goods.

    De Brothas made de iPod in Ancient Egypt, and built de Piermids while groovin’ to it! But de blue eyed white debbils took de iPod and said dat Steve guy made it!

    /Farrakhan


  13. poteen
    13 | January 19, 2013 11:30 am

    @ Fritz Katz:
    @ RIX:
    Hero worship


  14. 14 | January 19, 2013 12:01 pm

    @ Alberta Oil Peon:

    The SEM image looked a bit much, didn’t it?


  15. The Osprey
    15 | January 19, 2013 12:06 pm

    An interesting bit of Falklands trivia for us gun nuts is that both sides in this war used the FN-FAL as their main battle rifle. The Brits had their semi-auto only L1A1 inch pattern version and the Argies had a select fire metric pattern version built under license from FN at Fabrica Militares in Rosario.


  16. The Osprey
    16 | January 19, 2013 12:08 pm

    Ok, I’m going to have to see this movie.

    Hollywood Libs call for boycott of “Zero Dark Thirty”


  17. Fritz Katz
    17 | January 19, 2013 12:14 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    interesting that the brit press is all over this and the american press? not so much.

    The US press can’t report on anything that doesn’t fit their agenda. If they do stumble upon something counter, they suppress it.

    Here’s a link to Left-wing Assassin, Jared Loughner, had an “Occult Alter” in his backyard.

    Atheist=left-wing. Reading Adolf Hitler and Karl Marx’s work=left-wing. Having an alter in your backyard that links you to the occult=left-wing. The evidence continues to pile up and it counters everything the left-wing media is reporting.

    I see a pattern developing here — it’s almost as though Satan wants to see guns banned, so he sends demonically possessed people out to murder innocent people and cause a media ruckus.

    Maybe a better course of action might be to ban Satan worship. Of course the liberals would start screaming and snarling that is a violation the 1st Amendment. Instead they go after the 2nd Amendment which doesn’t solve the basic problem (of demonically possessed people killing children).


  18. RIX
    18 | January 19, 2013 12:15 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    Ok, I’m going to have to see this movie.
    Hollywood Libs call for boycott of “Zero Dark Thirty”

    Isn’t it odd that they were not offended at the W snuff flick?/
    I saw Zero Dark Thirty.It’s a really good flick & you leave
    then theater really proud of our troops.
    The movie gives no props to Obanma, which is a bonus.


  19. The Osprey
    19 | January 19, 2013 12:20 pm

    RIX wrote:

    The movie gives no props to Obanma, which is a bonus.

    Was listening to Beck’s radio show the other night and his sidekick said that if anything it portrayed Obama as being indecisive…waiting for months before acting on the information, which could have given Binny a chance to skedaddle.


  20. RIX
    20 | January 19, 2013 12:23 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    Was listening to Beck’s radio show the other night and his sidekick said that if anything it portrayed Obama as being indecisive…waiting for months before acting on the information, which could have given Binny a chance to skedaddle.

    That’s exactly what I got out of it. You know that when Catherine
    Bigelow was given access, they expected slobbering of Obama.
    Didn’t go that way.


  21. Fritz Katz
    21 | January 19, 2013 12:25 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    Ok, I’m going to have to see this movie.
    Hollywood Libs call for boycott of “Zero Dark Thirty”

    Just saw it — really good. Kinda stupid though. Let me spoil it for you. The movie gives all the credit for finding Bin Ladin to a cute, 20-something, red-headed girl working at the CIA. Meanwhile the real Pakistani doctor who helped nail Bin Laden is still being tortured for months in a Pakistani prison while we continue to send the Pakis billions of dollars.


  22. 22 | January 19, 2013 12:27 pm

    An oldie, but a goodie…


  23. The Osprey
    23 | January 19, 2013 12:39 pm

    @ Fritz Katz:

    Don’t say “Paki”. It makes your littermate Moe Katz cry. :lol:


  24. darkwords
    24 | January 19, 2013 2:33 pm

    @ 1 Fritz Katz: This type of personality feeds off the imagination of Hollywood horror and gore writers.Normal people don’t do that. But these are people with faulty associations and an inability to heal. They drive their emotions progressively into macabre thoughts.


  25. darkwords
    25 | January 19, 2013 2:35 pm

    @ 21 Fritz Katz: Travesty of justice. All it takes is a bribe.


  26. Canoe Convoy
    26 | January 19, 2013 3:00 pm

    Thank you. I’ve always been fascinated by the Falkland Islands conflict. Keep posting things like this, please.


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