Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Will the military brag about this?

SEPTEMBER 13, 2011


The news as I see it and the views as I want them.

September 13 is … Defy Superstition Day

Well at least it is not Friday, it will be in three days. That sentence has thirteen words in it, I write in defiance.

With computers, bookkeepers, accountants, bean-counters, guards, guns and soldiers everywhere, how does this happen? Oh yeah, it is the government. That was a rhetorical question.

Officials at Fort Bragg say an investigation is under way into the disappearance of nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition at the Army base. Staff Sgt. Joshua Ford, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division, says the ammunition went missing from the 1st Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bragg.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that Ford believed the ammunition was taken overnight on Tuesday. The 1st Brigade team was placed on lockdown for a few hours Wednesday night while officials conducted a search. The missing ammunition can be used in an M-4 or M-16 assault rifle.

Ford says the 82nd Airborne Division and military police are taking the matter seriously and that "any amount of ammunition that goes missing" has "got to be accounted for."

How large of a moving device would you need to transport 14,000 rounds of ammunition? It would not fit in your pocket. Taking into account the security at military bases, this has to be an inside job. How ignorant is the soldier who thinks he/she would get away with this.

Authorities are trying to find 14,000 rounds of ammunition missing from Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The ammunition went missing from the 1st Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bragg, said Staff Sgt. Joshua Ford.

The missing ammunition can be used in the M-4 and M-16 assault rifles. Someone alerted Fort Bragg leadership about the missing items on Wednesday, Ford said. After the report, the 1st Brigade team, about 3,500 people, was placed on lockdown during an initial investigation, Ford said.

The ammunition was not found and the lockdown was lifted Wednesday night. "The incident is currently under investigation and all appropriate measures are being taken to locate the small arms ammunition that was discovered missing on Wednesday," said Lt. Col David Connolly, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division.

Is the military too big to fail? It sure seems to fail an awful lot although it has more victories than losses.

Serena Williams embarrassed herself, her family and all Americans with her unsportsman like and unlady like behavior in the final of the 2011 U. S. Open in tennis. After her obvious fault on the court, she continued to berate and chastise the chair judge during breaks in the action.

At one point she commented how “...I never complain”. What a lie. She had two outbursts in this year’s tournament and another in the 2009 U. S. Open that was profane and nearly ended in her suspension from the United States Tennis Association. Serena has reached the highest level of competition in her chosen field and has generally been a credit to tennis. She appears to be unable to accept the aging process all athletes eventually reach. The sport and the tennis fans have made her enormously wealthy. I hope she does not entirely ruin her reputation and place in history by continuing this self-destructive behavior.

It is becoming clear Jackie Onassis was also a good actress. New details about what life was like behind the scenes in the Kennedy White House are coming to light, from interviews that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis recorded just after her husband's death.

ABC says that the tapes deal with a wide variety of topics: from their early years on the campaign trail, to the Cuban Missile Crisis, to the Bay of Pigs, and his last days in the White House. The interviews also reflect Mrs. Kennedy’s evolving sense of herself and her role as first lady, as she talks about her family, world leaders, and life in the White House.

The tapes have been made public now by Kennedy's daughter Caroline, in a deal with ABC which saw the network scrap a miniseries that focused on the Kennedy administration. ABC is airing a special program, Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words, on the release of the tapes tonight at 9pm ET

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think about.


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