From the Mail Bag:

I was asked by a blog reader about the referenced slogan. Before I move onto that, I wanted to mention that the Brandon regime intends to rename Ft. Bragg into Fort Joe Biden, or some other abomination. Maybe Fort Kamala Harris or Fort Obama? They really don’t like that the facility is named for a Confederate General. They don’t like to be reminded that the South rose in response to the Federal Government’s overreach into the rights guaranteed to the States by the Constitution.

The signification of the slogan ”nous défions” does not translate directly from French into English. It is a mixture of ”we dare”, “we threaten”, and “we defy”.

The slogan nous défions is an arrogant challenge to everybody and everything.

Greg Dailey, a Green Beret assigned to Blue Light at Mott Lake designed the skull and crossed arrows logo (above). Sergeant Dailey drew from the experience of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and Office of Special Services (OSS) who operated in France during World War 2, and who adopted the slogan. They may have adapted it from somewhere else but I don’t know where if they did. It was a tongue-in-cheek reply to the SAS, whose motto is, “Who Dares Wins”. Nous défions means, “We Dare.”

The logo was painted on the wall at the old CQB site at Fort Bragg, NC, and at the helo pad there. It may still be in evidence for all I know. Will it be sandblasted from the helo pad when the Brandon regime changes the name of Fort Bragg as they vowed to do? It remains to be seen.

From Special Forces Training, also adapted by the US Navy to their training program:

Somewhere — a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn’t worry about what workout to do – his ruck weighs what it weighs, and his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about ‘how hard it is;’ he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn’t go home at 17:00, he is home.

He knows only The Cause.

US Army Special Forces were designed as a US Army extension of CIA (descendent of OSS) insurgent training. US Special Forces are force multipliers in that their mission is to train indigenous people to fight tyranny. Often this training is conducted in a deniable setting (war by other means). Language training is a big part of the training of a Special Forces operator. The Special Forces Mission quickly included counterinsurgency (anti-Việt cộng) operations which grew into winning hearts and minds (PSYOPS) where possible.

By comparison, The US Navy has no comparable mission. SEALs grew from underwater demolitions as a function of amphibious warfare, beach reconnaissance, beach/soil compaction studies, and so forth during World War 2. When UDT morphed into SEAL teams during the Tiếng Việt War against the communists, direct action missions were added to the mix. Later, the mission creep expanded beyond the littorals and overlapped some of the more esoteric Army Special Forces missions, such as planned political kidnapping.

Though I have no right to lift an Army Special Forces’ slogan (that didn’t begin with them but that they feel a strong kinship to), I will suggest that nous défions could make its way into your lexiconWe dare, we threaten, we defy!

Loup blanc pour toujours

Thank you for the question.

Know The Cause.

23 COMMENTS

  1. Fort Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

    Fort Harvey Milk.

    Fort Saul Alinsky.

    Fort Huey Newton.

    The possibilities are endless.

    -Kle.

      • I think petey will have a national park renamed for him. Something like buttigieg cavern National Park, because I bet many
        things have parked there.

        • A transportation safety center would be more appropriate I should think, because while “serving” as secretary of transportation he’s been rear-ended a few times.

          There really is no one in the Brandon “administration” worthy of ANY respect what-so-ever.

      • The slogan, “Kill them all and let God sort them out,” reflects a respect for all LGBTQI2+ people, for all races, and all creeds, nationalities, and species, and would even apply to space aliens that the Space Force opposes on our behalf.

        As to the new base names, Fort Obama is possibly the one that can check the most boxes possible: .5 Negro, .5 White (representing all mulattos), gay, married to a dude (possibly), Muslim/atheist, former two-term POTUS. While it is true that he never served in the armed forces, he was Commander-in-Chief for 8 years.

    • I don’t think that Camp Fang-Fang or Camp Xi is necessarily beyond consideration when you consider the abiding love of this administration for Chinese bribes.

    • I’m sure that the manicurist can repair any nail and cuticle damage and apply the same periwinkle color (uniform color)

      • Well, the new woke military should really be fashion forward, send the non-binaries to NYC Fashion Week to make the big reveal. Can’t forget the accessories and socially acceptable gender neutral hairstyles.

        Gag.

  2. Special Forces need to be used properly and need to have commanders who refuse unconstitutional actions. The Phoenix Program was one of those borderline activities that morphed into something that did not fit our constitution at all. Since then they have been used for other operations that were over the line, not just borderline. Now in the Ukraine, who knows what our guys are doing.

    Maybe the Shadow knows.

  3. The (P)regressives seem to delight in pissing off veterans. I’m reminded of videos of tourists bothering bison at Yellowstone Park and the outcomes.

  4. Passing off veterans is like teasing a dog too much. He may slip off the leash. A neighbor of mine is ancient. When I moved out here in the Shenandoah Valley, thought it odd that this senior gentleman would squat when smoking outside. Usually I’d ignore it but when I talked with him, he eventually explained. In a roundabout conversation, he was dismayed at the current state of affairs in society, the military and our government. It was then he explained he was a veteran of the 36 ID that fought in Italy during WW 2. His time of terror was San Pietro. To keep out of the mud, guys would do everything while squatting. Sleep up against trees, eat, smoke, etc. He never gave up the habit when smoking. I believe that as old as he is, he would be a force to avoid when things really get dark.

  5. I am related to General Braxton Bragg (my father’s mother’s great uncle, Bragg was her maiden name). I figured they’d get around to erasing him someday but to think they may rename that facility after some worthless, brain-dead POS really makes me sick.

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