An explosion at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada killed seven Marines Monday night and left several more injured according to reports confirmed in a statement from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. The cause of the accident is said to be “under investigation.” As I said above, the explosion occurred at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. That’s Harry Reid country, which means he immediately had something to say about the tragic loss of life. Sadly, he chose to exploit the loss of life to press his political agenda. Never let a crisis go to waste. I’ve posted two videos below. The first shows Harry Reid addressing sequester and implying it had a hand in the tragic accident. The second was released by Harry Reid’s office and stops just as the Senate Majority Leader begins playing politics with a tragedy. Perhaps, even his staffers realized his comments were in poor taste.
Wait. I thought the President asked them to return that, no? Iran claimed Sunday that it had recovered data from an American spy drone that went down in Iran last year including that it was used to spy on Osama bin Laden’s house weeks before he was killed by U.S. forces. Iran also said it was building a copy of the surveillance aircraft.
A second US drone crash in just over a week is raising some very serious questions about our nation’s drone program, its effectiveness, and its reach. I’ve got two questions that immediately come to mind. 1) How many of these things do we have flying around out there; and 2) Why the Seychelles? While I know the answer to question number one will not be revealed any time soon; I can speculate about number two. If you’re like me, you probably had to ask yourself, where the hell is Seychelles? A simple Google Map search lands you here… Don’t get frustrated if you can’t see the place on the map. You’re going to have to zoom in. That took me a minute too. Zooming back out, I then noticed the relative proximity to Somalia and drew the conclusion that the drone must have been patrolling as part of our nation’s effort to combat piracy in that region. Sometimes the simplest explanation is also the most prudent choice. Sometimes it’s not. Pakistan and India are only about twice the distance from the island nation as Somalia. So, who knows?
Electromagnetic Pulse Devices, Assassin’s Mace, Trump Card, Radiation Weapons, Anti-Personnel Radio Frequency Weapons? Sounds like a Bond Movie, right? Try the latest and greatest coming from Chinese military think-tanks reportedly being developed for use against American aircraft carriers should our nations’ find ourselves in conflict over Taiwan.