The Boys discuss how Marines communicate in combat, Rules of Engagement and then tell some actual sea stories.
John Ubaldi, MGySgt USMC (ret) is the head man at Ubaldi Reports, he joined us to comment on President Trump’s speech on the future of Afghanistan.
Listen as someone who has fought in Afghanistan reacts to our new direction there.
Here is the link to the video that shows the track of the ALNIC MC prior to the collision. The McCain does not “squalk” a commercial signal that is trackable.
Following are some key dates in the trans-atlantic trade in slaves from Africa and its abolition.
1444 – First public sale of African slaves in Lagos, Portugal
1482 – Portuguese start building first permanent slave trading post at Elmina, Gold Coast, now Ghana
1510 – First slaves arrive in the Spanish colonies of South America, having travelled via Spain
1518 – First direct shipment of slaves from Africa to the Americas
1777 – State of Vermont, an independent Republic after the American Revolution, becomes first sovereign state to abolish slavery
1780s – Trans-Atlantic slave trade reaches peak
1787 – The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade founded in Britain by Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson
1792 – Denmark bans import of slaves to its West Indies colonies, although the law only took effect from 1803.
1807 – Britain passes Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, outlawing British Atlantic slave trade.
– United States passes legislation banning the slave trade, effective from start of 1808.
1811 – Spain abolishes slavery, including in its colonies, though Cuba rejects ban and continues to deal in slaves.
1813 – Sweden bans slave trading
1814 – Netherlands bans slave trading
1817 – France bans slave trading, but ban not effective until 1826
1819 – Portugal abolishes slave trade north of the equator
– Britain places a naval squadron off the West African coast to enforce the ban on slave trading
1823 – Britain’s Anti-Slavery Society formed. Members include William Wilberforce
1833 – Britain passes Abolition of Slavery Act, ordering gradual abolition of slavery in all British colonies. Plantation owners in the West Indies receive 20 million pounds in compensation
– Great Britain and Spain sign a treaty prohibiting the slave trade
1846 – Danish governor proclaims emancipation of slaves in Danish West Indies, abolishing slavery
1848 – France abolishes slavery
1851 – Brazil abolishes slave trading
1858 – Portugal abolishes slavery in its colonies, although all slaves are subject to a 20-year apprenticeship
1861 – Netherlands abolishes slavery in Dutch Caribbean colonies
1862 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln proclaims emancipation of slaves with effect from January 1, 1863; 13th Amendment of U.S. Constitution follows in 1865 banning slavery
1886 – Slavery is abolished in Cuba
1888 – Brazil abolishes slavery
1926 – League of Nations adopts Slavery Convention abolishing slavery
1948 – United Nations General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including article stating “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”
Gunner and Montanaman joined the program to talk about the USS McCain collision, having both lived about US Navy warships for extended periods of time, in the Gunner’s case he was part of the USS Kitty Hawk (an aircraft carrier) for two years. They’ll talk collisions at sea.
On a tough day for the Department of the Navy we talk about collisions at sea and what to do with Confederate Monuments and the names of US Army bases named for Confederate Generals with two retired Marine Officers: Col Phil Smith, USMC (ret) and LtCol Rob Schwarz, LtCol USMC (ret).
We talk the USS McCain collision, what to do with Confederate monuments and what to do about US Army Bases named for Confederate Generals with Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret).
The Gunner got back from vacation only to be thrown into the jaws of the DOD ID monster. We get a report on how Mike’s trip went, his thoughts on the events in Charlottesville as well as some tips on making great macaroni & cheese.
We’ll take a look at the news of the morning and then talk about food allergies with the ALL MARINE RADIO Head Chef.
A preliminary investigation into the USS Fitzgerald collision is out, it only covers events AFTER the collision, we talk about it.
In a stunning piece of news, The Guardian is report that Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is in Saudi Arabia for talks with the Saudi’s on how to “return it to the Arab fold, we talk about it.
AND, we’ll talk bout food allergies with our Chef.
Two extremist movements have dominated our news this week — white supremacists on one side and groups that will violently confront them when they choose to publicly assemble on the other side. We’ll talk to former Marine and current sofrep.com Contributing Editor Alex Hollings about these events and get his thoughts on white supremacist gatherings and the left-wing groups that will violently confront them when they speak in public.