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Here Comes the Boom

Memo to Iran: You Want the Boogaloo? Your Oil Refineries and Navy Are Next.

Boom! Here comes the Boom!
Ready or not, here comes the boys from the South
Boom! Here comes the Boom!
Ready or not, how you like me now?

Is that all you got? Ah, haha, I’ll take your best shot
Is that all you got? Ha, I’ll take your best shot
Is that all you got? I’ll take your best shot
Is that all you got? I’ll take your best shot
Is that all you got? I’ll take your best shot
I’ll take your best shot, I’ll take your best shot!

Soleimani’s luck couldn’t last; this time he met his end

The unthinkable has happened. The man behind Iran’s drive for regional hegemony, who commanded the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has been targeted and eliminated. Unlike all the previous times when he got away, this time, he met his end.

Reports emerged after four in the morning, Iraqi time. A mysterious airstrike near the airport had led to rumors of its closure hours earlier. Two flights were inbound at the time, a Pegasus and an Iraq Airways flight. Three or four rockets impacted near the airport. US helicopters were reported buzzing in the distance.

It appears a cryptic tweet from US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the US policy to begin preemptive strikes against Iranian adversaries or their proxies. “To Iran and its proxy militias: We will not accept the continued attacks against our personnel and forces in the region. Attacks against us will be met with responses in the time, manner and place of our choosing. We urge the Iranian regime to end malign activities,” he wrote.

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  • Anonymous January 3, 2020, 8:15 AM

    Anyone know what type of missile actually took out SugarPlumFairy?

  • Anonymous January 3, 2020, 8:23 AM

    Now I see it was a Hellfire R9X “Ninja” or “Ginsu” with blades that pop out and slice-and-dice the target. Salami man got Julien-Fried!

  • Doug January 3, 2020, 8:24 AM

    Cold cuts, anyone? They’re Halal!

  • leelu January 3, 2020, 8:44 AM

    Oh, my…

  • ghostsniper January 3, 2020, 8:52 AM

    Kinda goofy, like it was thrown together by ADD teens with vid clips from random websites on a cellphone vid editing app and then the speed was doubled.

  • Jack January 3, 2020, 9:37 AM

    I love military destructo videos but that God-awful jungle bunny accompaniment shut it down for me 3 seconds in.

  • Vanderleun January 3, 2020, 9:55 AM

    Sorry, Jack, but POD is not composed of jungle bunnies.

    Payable on Death (abbreviated P.O.D.) is an American Christian nu metal band formed in 1992 and based in San Diego, California. The band’s line-up consists of drummer and rhythm guitarist Wuv Bernardo, vocalist Sonny Sandoval, bassist Traa Daniels, and lead guitarist Marcos Curiel.

    They’re popular with young grunts, marines, and fighter pilots in country. Check them out and check out the audience.

  • Jack January 3, 2020, 11:54 AM

    I have no idea who they are but I listen to a lot of music and that stuff is a white boy rap track applied to a military hardware vid. I couldn’t understand a thing the singer yelled and I couldn’t determine if he was engaged in yelling a Christian theme but I probably have a decibel level that was breached so I’ll just say “I dunno”.

    I spent a number of years with a carrier based Navy F4 squadron and I worked closely on a daily basis with the air crews and all of them were cerebral cats who had other things to think about. Even in their off time. After that tour I was in the Air Force for a couple of years and the air crews I knew were hand in glove like those in the Nav and in both of those branches the officers and enlisted guys didn’t associate socially beyond the requirements imposed by work.

    Enlisted men in all branches of the service, on the other hand, run the gamut from college educated and career minded guys with high ideals and skills and the ability to process anything thrown at them to glue sniffers.

    That assessment comes from serving during the 1970s with a ton of draftees but now that the military has become an all volunteer force the percentage of bottom feeders in the service is probably very diminished compared to those days but I know how young men like to let off steam and that aspect of being male hasn’t really changed all that much.

    We cannot always account for our taste in anything, particularly women and music, and Christianity notwithstanding, I’d venture to say that 90% of the folks at this concert are lower enlisted who would have trouble passing a drug test.

  • Nori January 3, 2020, 12:29 PM

    Great video,great soundtrack. Hopefully it was blasting at Suleimani’s funeral.

    May he spend eternity accompanied by 72 females,all clones of O’s squintweasel Valarie Jarret.

  • Vanderleun January 3, 2020, 1:30 PM

    Jack, Neat comment.

    From what I’ve been able to piece together “Boom” is not one of their Christian/Metal tracks but a general rocker that whips up the audience. Seems to work since you can watch them perform it live over the years on You tube running a POD Boom search.

    The video itself was put together by an obviously young person who likes military and raprock/death metal.

    I take your point about cerebral fighter jocks having much better things to contemplatea, but I’m sure that even the pilots would enjoy this and its “Top Gun” feel when they are chillin off mission.

  • captflee January 3, 2020, 1:41 PM

    Happy am I to be safe at home, enjoying a warm if breezy afternoon in the back yard, chuckling at the literary peregrinations of Hieronymous Poe’s Col. Quicksot, and not steaming toward the Straits of Hormuz …

  • SoylentGreen January 3, 2020, 2:55 PM

    Biblical lyrics in Here Comes the Boom:
    Commit my life to rebirth…
    Many are called but the chosen are few…

  • Juliette January 3, 2020, 3:21 PM

    Speak softly and carry a big stick – a philosophy that has served us well for many decades, when properly applied.

  • Gordon Scott January 3, 2020, 3:27 PM

    Things in the military changed a lot after the 1970s. I heard the horror stories but did not live them, as I enlisted in 1980. Failing a drug test might not get you kicked out if you were under E-5, but it meant most likely you would not be allowed to reenlist.

    There are no jobs for glue sniffers. No one wants anyone like that working with them.

  • PA Cat January 3, 2020, 4:13 PM

    Don’t know how long this one will stay up on YT– but (for those who prefer a mellower soundtrack than Boom!), here is a video from Carpe Donktum titled “A Present for Mani.” Shamelessly swiped from Ace of Spades:


    Ben Rhodes is still trying to process the whole thing, natch.

  • Terry January 3, 2020, 5:41 PM

    Where, or what position does Obama fit into on the totem pole of Iranian terrorists? I am convinced he purchased, with money stolen from hard working American tax payers, a fairly high position of authority. If so, would that not make him a possible target for elimination as well?

  • Jack January 3, 2020, 6:50 PM

    My experience in the fleet was during the Vietnam conflict and drug use was rampant.
    Division Officers were usually pilots and RIOs who focused on training but occasionally they were required to hit the berthing and work stations of men in their shops but the impending inspections seldom located any drugs which usually amounted to small chunks of hash, some pot and downers. There are millions of places on a carrier to stash your stash.

    Back in those days no one had access to cocaine, meth, heroin or any designer drugs but there were a lot of guys, aircraft structural mechs mainly, who got high by huffing toluene or other solvents or adhesives and of course they would burn out rather quickly. The hash and pot smokers would ease into an arresting cable locker in the evening or very early morning, take a couple of quick hits from short pieces of copper pipe lying around in their shops and be gone in less than 30-40 seconds. Seconal users usually waited until their opposing shifts took over work because that drug will make you want to try to crawl into a desk drawer and take a nice nap.

    Sea duty or any other kind of extended military deployments away from home and family are very arduous for everyone and some guys can do it standing on their heads but others cannot so drug use is a time tested way for some of them to mitigate things. I knew dozens of alcoholic lifers and it’s my opinion that anyone who can kinda half way do his job and not get nabbed for his weakness can enjoy a long stint or even a full career.

  • Nori January 3, 2020, 7:14 PM

    Nailed it,Jack. That last paragraph sums up military life no matter the branch.
    Thru the eons. Reality.
    It applies in Civ World also.

  • Casey Klahn January 3, 2020, 7:48 PM

    The WWIII memes this morn by shade-casters thinking a kill response by Trump would light a war were interesting. As if Iran hasn’t been everything from a boil on our collective butt to outright evil since the Tehran Embassy shit went down. As if they didn’t just try it again in Baghdad; tried for a sequel to Benghazi.

    Well, fukthatshit. POTUS doesn’t play their agenda. Kinda hard to prosecute a war on our Satanness if all of your generals are vaporizing like magic, idnt it?

  • Lance de Boyle January 3, 2020, 8:13 PM
  • Willy Ruffian January 3, 2020, 8:58 PM

    But,but if you kill people who want to kill you,itll only make them mad and want to kill you more.
    Clearly,the best thing to do is hide under the bed until the bad people go away.

  • Casey Klahn January 4, 2020, 1:34 AM

    Commentor, you are get high marks for Willy, but not so much on Ruffian.

    Don’t make your enemies madder? Seriously?

  • ghostsniper January 4, 2020, 4:58 AM

    I have no whiney little gurl excuses.
    I smoked dope cause I liked it.
    A lot.
    I wasn’t trying to deal, or escape, or any of that other nonsense, and I was never addicted, though limp wrists might say I was.
    Categorically, I don’t believe in any kind of “addiction” and believe anyone can instantly stop any kind of behavior if they want to.
    One day when our son was 7 he came out of the bathroom and said to my wife, “Dad has been smoking his pipe again.”, and right then and there I quit.
    Not for him.
    For me.
    A little kid infected by the public school system can innocently (DARE program) get his/her parents jailed and who needs the turmoil?
    Yes, 30 some years later I’d like to sit on the porch and light up a giant B52 bomber and melt into the chair but I am so far out of the loop and paranoid as all get out about the legal consequences I wouldn’t know how to acquire any.
    So I self immolate my brain, burning donuts in my memories – at least I still have those.

  • ROBERT SYKES January 4, 2020, 5:09 AM

    Soleimani’s killing is a major escalation in our conflict with Iran. It puts a target on the back of every high-ranking American official, and Iran’s likely response would be to assassinate someone. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Milley, has about the same rank as Soleimani, and he might be a target. I hope our military is smart enough to know that, and that they get their security act together.

    We also killed a high-ranking Iraqi general, the leader of the PMF’s. Also it is reported American troops arrested at least two Iraqi militia leaders, and that al-Sadr has reactivated his militia.

    All this happened AFTER the Iraqi parliament was called into emergency session on Sunday to discuss our attack on the Kata’ib Hezbollah camps. One group of MP’s want to expel all foreign troops, especially Americans. Iraq’s military is too weak to force us out, but they could wage a guerrilla war that would cause many American deaths.

    If the comments above represent the majority of Americans, then we deserve whatever is coming.

  • John Venlet January 4, 2020, 5:43 AM

    Soleimani’s killing is a major escalation in our conflict with Iran.

    Is it, Bob Sykes? The U.S. and Iran have been at low scale intensity for 40 years, now. Iran has been escalating the conflict almost daily in the Middle East, at the behest of the mullahs through their enforcer proxies, terrorists all. If previous presidents; Obama, Bush; had been in possession of cojones, rather than in possession of political expediencies in order to maintain their hands on levers of power, perhaps you could understand that this so called escalation in conflict you refer to is nothing but propaganda, and a parroting of leftist media lines.

    If the comments above represent the majority of Americans, then we deserve whatever is coming.

    The self-flagellation you display in the above comment, Bob, is simply dismissive and disrespectful of actual Americans. You, sir, are a disgrace.

  • mizbish January 4, 2020, 7:11 AM

    I’m not a military person, and have zero experience in this arena, BUT since I’m a woman I’m going say this anyway 😉… I’d sure like to see our guys take out Soleimani’s successor ASAP. Just icing on the cake.

  • Casey Klahn January 4, 2020, 9:09 AM

    I studied von Clausewitz academically, in the highest level infantry school for officers. War has it’s own ideas of how things should go. It’s like playing with fire, I’ll grant you that.

    How much more powerful than Iran are we? How many grains of sand lie against the ocean?

    The important thing is will. Initiative. Iran often carries the initiative when it comes to our long low ember conflict with them. They exceeded their tolerable limit in fucking with us and counting the ways would require several pages. Do you want more of their bullshit? because a fuckton of it awaits until we say stop.

    This taking of generals is a full stop tweet. We need the initiative and it is critical.

    Stop wetting your panties!

  • ghostsniper January 4, 2020, 10:46 AM

    “They exceeded their tolerable limit in fucking with us…”
    I’ve never had a problem with them at all.
    100% of my problems over the last 40+ years have been stateside.
    My little brother was off the coast of Iran in 1979 on the Midway carrier.

  • John Venlet January 4, 2020, 12:24 PM

    I’ve never had a problem with them at all.

    Ghostsniper, I can say the same, but, thousands of Americans here stateside have, haven’t they? I doubt very much that you could remain free of problems with them if you were to be so inclined as to visit any of the Stan ending countries, say like those American individuals who were traipsing through one of the Stan ending countries lauding their vistas prior to being murdered. How many American individuals had experienced problems with Germans, prior to WWII?

    100% of my problems over the last 40+ years have been stateside.

    Mine too, Ghostsniper, but I’m also cognizant of the fact that individuals from various Stan countries are quite interested in exporting their sick proclivities to America. Our government has gotten too big for its britches and exceeds its reach into your and my pockets and lives, no doubt, and needs to be reined in, but if we’re to have government, and I’m not foolish enough to think we will not, or utopianally ignorant, the one job our government is definitely supposed to do is protect American lives and interests, whether that is accomplished diplomatically, or forcefully.

    My little brother was off the coast of Iran in 1979 on the Midway carrier.

    My nephew is out that way right now on the USS Harry Truman (CVN75). He’s a green shirt, and he informs me they’ve been busy.

  • ghostsniper January 4, 2020, 1:28 PM

    “Our government has gotten too big for its britches….” (clipped for brevity)
    My default is to distrust everything gov’t, and media.
    The only thing I know about Iran and the dood that was killed is what the gov’t and media tell me, and I don’t trust them. Remember?

    As far as the people that go into dangerous areas?
    That’s their choice and they do so at their own risk.
    They, nor anyone else, gets to expect anyone else is responsible for their irresponsible behavior.

    Unless any threat is visible to my eyes or someone I trust, it doesn’t exist.
    Rather than poking the pointy stick THROUGH the fence at supposed threats I believe Trump should do whatever it requires to SECURE the fence entirely. ALL US resources should be diverted to that singular goal FIRST before any resources are used for anything else. Period.

    I agree, the ultimate purpose of the gov’t is to secure the rights and liberties of americans above all else, no matter what, and that is not being done. If it was, no entity anywhere would ever be a threat to any american in this country. As it is, we are all under threat all the time and there is plenty of continuous proof of that assertion.

    The castle walls have been ignored for a long time, is it any wonder they are being stormed before your very eyes? Perhaps that is the plan….

  • Bunny January 4, 2020, 1:31 PM

    Hopefully, this is the end of it, message received, and there’s no escalation. Trump campaigned as a non-interventionist and on ending our involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts. Why are we in Iraq in the first place?
    “What was the purpose of this whole thing (the war on Iraq)? Hundreds and hundreds of young people killed. And what about the people coming back with no arms and legs? Not to mention the other side. All those Iraqi kids who’ve been blown to pieces. And it turns out that all of the reasons for the war were blatantly wrong. All this for nothing.” (Emphasis, JW)
    Donald Trump on Iraq War, August, 2004, reiterated verbatim, August, 2016.
    It would be a shame if Trump’s re-election fails due to broken promises.

  • Snakepit Kansas January 4, 2020, 1:34 PM

    The most recent last straw with Iran was the embassy attack in Iraq. Iran has been testing us and now knows what we are prepared to do. The concentrated targeting of senior military leaders is a modern day version of the Phoenix Program from the Vietnam era, but from the air. Who wants a promotion? Currently we have crushing economic sanctions on them. We have avoided overt military responses, but we all have our limits and maybe the Iranians thought we would send them another pallet of money as appeasement. Wrong. If Iran wants to kick this up a notch then the next targets might be their oil refineries or entire navy.

    Thank you for your service. My cousin recently received a 100% medical discharge from the Army. During his second combat tour with 82nd Airborne, he was in a Blackhawk when it crashed. Broken back, pelvis among other injuries. If you knew him, you would hardly considered him a bottom feeder.

  • John Venlet January 5, 2020, 6:05 AM

    My default is to distrust everything gov’t, and media.

    Agreed, Ghostsniper, but the interwebs allow us access to more personal information sources, think blogs, Twitter, etc., though all must be considered with a grain of salt.

    Unless any threat is visible to my eyes or someone I trust, it doesn’t exist.

    Here I think you’re being somewhat shortsighted, Ghostsniper, because threats of all types are out there on a daily basis. Threats exist, otherwise you would not be prepared for them, as you yourself admit you are. As am I.

    …I believe Trump should do whatever it requires to SECURE the fence entirely. ALL US resources should be diverted to that singular goal FIRST before any resources are used for anything else. Period.

    I agree, and would say that Trump is attempting to do just that, but many, if not most, political players are attempting to thwart Trump left and right.

  • Terry January 5, 2020, 11:20 AM


    “My default is to distrust everything gov’t, and media.
    The only thing I know about Iran and the dood that was killed is what the gov’t and media tell me, and I don’t trust them. Remember?”

    Dead-on my friend. My short definition for .gov is: Force, deceit, murder.

    My father was in Iran from 1953-1955 . He was employed as a pilot for some fake Iranian “airline”. His pay check was covered by money supplied by the CIA via funds taken from American tax payers, at the force of “.gov”.

    The problems in the middle east can never be solved until the mind-set of the “religion of peace” is forever cleaned off the planet. Not likely to happen in my opinion. That disease in now embedded in the American .gov.