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theodore-roosevelt.jpgIt was on this day September 2, 1901 that then Vice President Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”  I could give you a little more info on the situation of what and why he said what he said, but here is a short essay by Brian B. Wagner, who attends U.S. Grant High School, who is the winner of a Theodore Roosevelt essay contest in Portland, OR.  He can explain much better than I ever could. enjoy

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So Putin said Russia Will Be World’s Largest Millitary Aircraft Maker 

Thanks to AmericaMDCCLXXVI for the video.

Last week I read a couple of  articles and Here, on the net about the Russian Government selling some 250 Sukhoi-30 Long Range Fighter Jets to the Iranian Government.  The SU- 30 is not even close to the best Jet Russia has to offer, we should be glad Russia did not sell them any of the SU-47’s, well it wasn’t reported in the news anyway, but who really knows what Russia is selling the Iranians?   The SU -47 is one wicked looking jet fighter.  It’s just comforting to know that The United States has had a forward swept wing jet since 1984, the U.S. X – 29 below and who knows what else our government has in the works to protect our great country.  Unfortunately, the reality is that even our own forward swept wing U.S. X -29 was based on a Jet from World War II, the Junkers Ju 287 which was a German Luftwaffe aircraft begun in early 1943 and had it’s test flight on August 16, 1944.  It was a sort of Frankenstein’s monster, pieced together from several diffent aircraft. Including the nose wheels from two B-24 Liberators, a fuselage of an He 177 and the tail was constructed of Ju 388 parts.  Even then, the Soviets were closer to that project than the Americans.  The Germans had made 17 test flights with the Ju 287 V1 before the allies overran the testing airfield and captured the V1 and the nearly complete V2, and who do you think flew the V2?  Correct, the Soviet Union made a test flight in 1947, and the V3 with improvements failed to get off the drawing board.  My point isn’t that because these jets have forward swept wings it somehow makes them any more lethal, but you have to admit it does make them look futuristic, even if the design does go all the way back to 1943.  Thanks to Realpolitik1776 for the video.

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Elmendorf Air Force Base Anchorage Alaska gets their New F – 22 Raptors.

  Thanks to AmericanMDCCLXXVI for the video.

Car Bomb in Kirkuk also US Chopper forced down south of Bagdad  Jerusalem Post

Good Air No sound for Mine Rescue  AP Keep Praying

South Korean Hostages, The Forgotten Crises – Talks Begin for Hostage Release  Korean Times

Russia boasts buzzing US Base in Cold War style assertiveness  Washington Post  mess with the Bull, you gonna get the Horn sooner or later

Muslim Violence – Over 50 killed in Southern Philippines  msnbc  The Religiogion of Peace, Yeah Right!

No Foot and Mouth on third cull farm  Telegraph UK

Fattah Forces Infiltrating Gaza  YNet  I’m sure they are peaceful, and My name is John Wayne

IDF Ready to Battle Hamas at sea  YNet  I hope they are ready for the Russian Navy also

The Idiot Box seems to be reporting some News today, instead of looping the same story over and over.  In fact Sherriff Joe Arpaio was just on defending his “Report an illegal alien Hot Line”.  It seems He is one of the very few in power who actually do their Job.

Russian Bombers taunt US pilots  Telegraph UK  Trouble Brewing

Mine Rescuers within 500 Feet of Miners  AP Lets Pray

Korean Aid Groups to leave Afghanistan within a month  Korea Times

President Hamid Karzai Condemns Taliban for Kidnapping  Korea Times

Taliban Looking for Deal to save Face  Korea Times

Iran promises to help Iraq’s Security  USA Today  Yeah Right, and the Check is in the Mail

Iranian Made Rockets at US Positions  FOX  Time to act on Iran? They only respect Power!

UN warns Gaza faces economic Disaster  Jerusalem Post  Duh! They vote in a Hate Group to run Gov. and look what happens

New Republic Iraq Stories Questioned  Washington Post  If some on Left can’t find Bad News on our Troops, They just Make it Up

I woke up late so I can’t tell you about the Idiot Box Today.