Friday, March 23, 2007

Marine Unit Relieved in Afghanistan

Blackfive and his commenters offer their thoughts on a report that a Marine Special Operations unit is being transferred out of Afghanistan in response to complaints it fired on civilians while responding to an ambush.


Blogger Pierre Legrand said...

Well gee better to lose American Soliders than to lose civilians of questionable allegiance eh? After all its just someone else's son, daughter, brother, father or mother...never one of those bastards so intent on making us fight as if we were sorry to be defending ourselves.

Secrecy and Stealth, fighting ghosts with rules and September 11, 2001

3/23/2007 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Rush and Tony's right to live has been revoked because, well, because:
DU: Die, Rush Limbaugh and Tony Snow

What better way to wrap up a Friday than a dip into the slime pit that is Democratic Underground?

In a thread titled, Die, Rush Limbaugh, Die, here's the DU post of the day:

YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Fri Mar-23-07 05:28 PM
30. My hatred for Tony Snow goes deep...

My love for the Edwards Family goes even deeper. I hope they slip and Tony bites it. I'm sorry, he's dumb, he's hateful, and some people just don't deserve to live while good people die.

The thread may be killed, so here you go: A nice big screenshot.

3/23/2007 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger Teresita said...

My love for the Edwards Family goes even deeper. I hope they slip and Tony bites it.

I hope everyone pulls through, and I hope the Breck Girl stops talking that crap about "two Americas" when the most expensive cancer treatment for his wife's boobs will only mean that he has to scale back his plans for expanding one of the wings of one of his mansions.

3/23/2007 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Maybe he can channel in with the Haditha Marines so they can be relieved of their solitary confinement by his always welcome presence.
After all, they are the uneducated poor he cares so much about.
As does Kerry.
Good of them,
Just as it is good of them to help us out in this World by buying Carbon Credits.

3/23/2007 09:34:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

IGNORE The Risks

3/24/2007 02:46:00 AM  
Blogger ppab said...

You may have seen this on Pajamas media:

Israeli PR professionals conducted a mock exercise to test their response to a hypothetical missile attack by Syria and Iran.

So I googled IsraelPR and check out this yahoo group:

Israel Public Relations is the place for Israeli and Jewish PR professionals to create and share information.
Only the most professional, respected and experienced commercial and governmental PR and media pros are invited to participate in this room.
We will formulate strategic image policy and crisis communications for Israel in addition to sharing news releases, soundbytes and media contacts. This forum will also serve as an effective commercial network. Members are allowed to advertise their services twice a month. This professional network has co-moderators and representatives in Israel, Europe and North America. This is a private, non-profit, resource group and discussion forum. This room is not affiliated with any one governmental or non-profit entity.

Arial Soudak of Galaris, LLC, is owner of, and could be described as a PR professional.

I'm not sure why such an overt URL would have been created. But it was created on the 13th of September, 2006, a few days after the 9/8, when hostilities between Israel and Lebanon formally ceased.

The salient lesson then, as now, was the success of the media campaign waged against Israel. Obviously they are adapting. But where are our PR legions?

Googling Soudak reveals some interesting organizational characteristics, reminiscent of "Armies of Davids," flash mobs, first adopters etc:

"Street teams:"

A street team is essentially a group of volunteers, usually your own die-hard fans who want to support you and see you rise to the very top. They are motivated to help you sell CDs, increase your fanbase and enhance your present stature as an artist. In a nutshell, they are there to help move you up a few rungs on that success ladder without invoicing you for the hours they put in! Implementing a street team is therefore something you HAVE to capitalize on if you want to utilize every promotional opportunity and increase your visibility as an artist.

3/24/2007 08:59:00 AM  

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