20070302 Worldview Web Roundup

The Worldview Web Roundup is a collection of links to the news, commentary, and information I found interesting or useful over the past week or so. If you want to read more of what is found in this post, find links to my favorite news, commentary, and information sites at Dennis L Hitzeman’s News Reading List.


Straight Out of Total RecallFox News

Backscatter x-ray technology is the newest weapon in the ongoing saga of trying to prevent bad people from trying to get weapons onto aircraft or into other sensitive areas. It is also a potentially invasive technology that carries with it a host of privacy concerns.

Of course, the question is always the balance between security and liberty.

An Honor Greatly DeservedFox News

Throughout the history of the US Military, there have been many people who’s acts of heroism and selflessness serve to inspire generations of warriors that follow them. Bruce Crandall, a onetime Army Major and commander of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), is one of those men.

Major Crandall’s exploits were immortalized in the movie We Were Soldiers and in the book We Were Soldiers Once… And Young, and I recommend everyone sees that movie and reads the book. Within their content, you will find the inspiration for why America has the best fighting force on the planet, and why the heroes of the US Military are the standard by which we should measure ourselves, our leaders, and our nation.

Cool News from One of the Writers at BlackFiveBlackFive

Gryphon airline, now providing service directly to Baghdad International Airport, at night even. Here’s to entrepreneurs who are not afraid to be part of the solution, even when the solution is hard. I’m betting this is one step away from combat FedEx.


A Soldier’s View of the Situation in IraqThinkingRight via Mudville Gazette

More proof that the people actually in Iraq think we are winning. Of course, no one ever sees this in the MSM, so too many Americans are convinced we are losing. I guess that is just proof that information is really power over people.

More on PreparednessBlackFive

Another in an ongoing series on preparedness by Laughing Wolf at BlackFive. It is worth the read.

And More PreparednessBlackFive

On Being Military in a Civilian WorldThe Gun Line MKII via BlackFive

Granted, I’m just an enlisted guy in the Air National Guard, but I feel this guy’s pain.

On Bombing the @#!*&! Out of IranBlackFive

I promise all of you that Israel will not wait until Iran has a nuclear weapon to take care of the problem. That nation has a far better sense of the pace and course of international diplomacy than ours. Israel is just biding its time until the moment is right and the evidence is good enough.

Hopefully, we’ll be there for the fight rather than trying to make nice Iran when the time comes.


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