OK... the last I'll touch on the, you know... the Nashville Thing.
Couple of folks have been asking me as to the possibility of a thermal weapon and such
Honestly... that right there...
Then, The Missile Strike
Lots of people sharing a vid purportedly showing either a missile going up, going down, or "Phasers locked on Kepitan!"
That too is soooo far outta mah bailwick as to be stratospherically out of my range
Although I will say this:
IF and only IF -someone- tossed a missile at the building, where'd it hit? The street? That's not effective. In fact that'd be a demotion on whatever drone-guy who threw it. Shitty aim. Plus, it'd have to be no larger than a Hellfire. Which is what they used on Solimani in Baghdad.
The BOMB that went off in Nashville?
A large, probably propane-and-black powder based bomb
Just my opinion. A missile strike.. if you look at the walls in the above pic, a shit-ton of shrapnel holes. Those were from the missile strike, and trust me, first hand experience with that wall... must have passed over that exact spot there at least two to four hundred times in the seven years I was living in Baghdad. Hell, they'd only just started reinstalling the guardrails seen there as I was leaving in 2011. They'd been eliminated because they made spiffy improvised anti-vehicle claymores when the back is packed with high explosives (hint hint). Because of that, The Dot Mil ripped up every. single. guardrail in like the entire city and burbs.
Yeah, no shrapnel damage in any of the pics in Nashville... lotsa blast damage but no dotmil specific 'battle damage' that I can see. No hole in the roof, which is where it'd have been targeted at for max effectiveness.
Phasers, Particle Weapons, Thermal Beam Nucli-eyed weapons?
Sounds iffy to me, but hey, I'm a mechanical weapons man meselves.
US Army Grunt
They never let us play with the cool stuff
Not saying that there ain't no such thing
But if it does exist, it's waaay the fuck above my paygrade Aye?
Now, other biddness.
Got a couple of requests from the FNGs coming 'round here for an Introduction to the Cast of Miscreants and Deplorables here.
Me: I'm Big Country. Former US Army Infantry, Former Private Military Contractor in Iraq, Affy, Kuwait and Gitmo Bay of all places. To quote a great character: "I drink, and I know things." Not many things, but I keep it lively 'round here. I'm a frustrated writer and really intolerant of humanity these days. I also show people how-to use dotmil equipment, and Manufacture Custom Flammenwerfers for the folks who got the Shekels. Ask me about my prices
Wifey: The dumb chick who married my stupid ass. Hawt as hell, tolerant of me, and a fair shot herself. Wife #2 for me, and I'm like #4 for her... her last is mentioned occasionally as DeadCop, as that's what he was, a Cop who's now dead.
Spawn: First borne of mine. Great Kid, makes Hitler look like a piker... Voted "Most Likely to Commit Genocide" by his class. Member of the Zyklon Generation and plotting world domination at some point
Sapper: Roommate to me and Wifey. Bit awkward occasionally when Wifey wants to prance around nekkid, but it's cool. Sapper is just that, a buddy of mine from back in the day who was a Combat Engineer. Hasn't seen the elephant yet. Been living here since the job scene went tits up...
GranBebe: My first step-GranBebe with Wifey. We had to take custody from Wifey's daughter Dumbunny and her babydaddy Dumbfuck (or Dead Man Walking if I have my say in it) GranBebe is of course thriving with us, as opposed to Methapalachia. She turns 3 in one month... motherfuck I'm old....
MomUnit and FedBro, my ma, and my lil brother who is, a retired Secret Service/IG kid.
Phil: The Vulgar Curmudgeon Want to blame someone for this here mess? It's alllll on him. He discovered my blog a year ago and kicked my ass into restarting it, and now? Hooooleee shit...
Yeah... I can't thank everyone enough. Yesterday's numbers were no shit 12,499 in one. fucking. day. That's like OMFG. So, because of that, starting tomorrow, I'ma repoasting my "HOW TO BUILD A FLAMETHROWER" Poasts, with links.
It's getting to Sporky time, so's a flash-roaster might be handy. I'll re-clean 'em up so's to not bore yall.
So, til the AM
I Remain The Intrepid Reporter