Saturday, August 17, 2019

Leviathan.

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 "Casus belli is a Latin expression meaning 'an act or event that provokes or is used to justify war'"

Israel enters the fray? Persian Gulf!

PARTICIPATION BUT NOT NECESSARILY WITH MILITARY WARSHIPS. PRESENCE BUT INDIRECTLY?

From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter:

"Israel’s participation in Gulf security force opens its 5th front against Iran"

12 August.

"Tehran is treating the Israeli role planned for the US-led Gulf defense force much as Israel would react to the sudden arrival in Beirut of an Iranian submarine fleet - i.e. casus belli . . . Israel’s addition to the US-led naval, aerial and intelligence force for safeguarding Gulf shipping instills the sense in Tehran that its most deadly foes are rallying at its front and back doors  - hence the almost daily warning from Tehran:  'This illegitimate presence by the Zionists in the waters of the Persian Gulf could spark a war.'  is no longer empty rhetoric. For years, Iran took no notice of Western claims that Israel’s nuclear-armed Dolphin submarines had established a permanent presence in Gulf waters as a 'second-strike' resource in the event of an Iranian attack on the Jewish state."

See additional links as relevant:

https://tinyurl.com/y3szgcnl

https://tinyurl.com/yynluvxf

https://tinyurl.com/yyxqnvkk

https://tinyurl.com/yytqdofd

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Friday, August 16, 2019

REO.

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REO = Rare Earth Oxides. REO Arctic. REO Greenland.

First thanks to Strategy Page and the article by Colonel Austin Bay.

1. "On Point: Diplomatically Countering Threats to Arctic Real Estate"

"U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's candid May 6 speech at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Finland startled many in his well-heeled audience."

Sovereignty of disputed and overlapping territorial claims in the Arctic region needs to be resolved by negotiations. Of extreme urgency is the clarification for each concerned nation: Arctic Exclusive Economic Zone and natural resources to found in same.

"Arctic Russia, Greenland and Canada have (respectively) the second, fifth and sixth largest REO deposits. These are land deposits. The Arctic seafloor may well have large deposits."

Next from the Russian Internet media outlet Sputnik:

2. "Greenland: Trump Reportedly Interested in Buying Greenland - Yes, the Whole Thing"

"The idea definitely sounds wild on the surface, but as it turns out, there are several very solid reasons for the endeavor. In fact, the United States already attempted this exact plan not too long ago."

"former US President Harry Truman attempted to buy Greenland for $100 million in gold in 1946."

TO REITERATE, GREENLAND FIFTH LARGEST DEPOSITS OF REO IN THE WORLD!!

Indeed, this topic of Greenland and proposed purchase by the USA DID SURPRISE ME and a lot.

REO ESSENTIAL TO MODERN ELECTRONIC DEVICES! REO IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT?

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George V.

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"In late March 1945, King George V and Howe [battleships] were sent to the Pacific with other Royal Navy vessels as a separate group to function with the U.S. Navy's Task Force 57. On 4 May 1945, King George V and Howe led a forty-five-minute bombardment of Japanese air facilities in the Ryukyu Islands. King George V fired her guns in anger for the last time in a night bombardment of Hamamatsu on 29 July and 30 July 1945. Duke of York and Anson were also dispatched to the Pacific, but arrived too late to participate in hostilities."

Thanks here to the outstanding Internet web site isegoria.net for the idea.

Yet one more instance of British contribution to the war in the Pacific during the Second World War.

Naval gunfire, Japanese targets ashore.Think British contribution as outside of Malaya and the China-Burma-India [CBI] area of operations. DIRECT STRIKE AGAINST THE JAPANESE HOME ISLANDS!

See the wiki entry, the naval gunfire shore bombardment of the Japanese home islands at the most latter stages of World War Two.

"During the last weeks of World War II, warships of the United States Navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy bombarded industrial and military facilities in Japan."

95 % of all military worthy targets in Japan within naval gunfire range of battleships cruising close to shore.

See prior blog entry the topic British involvement in the Pacific theater, the Japanese home islands the target:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/07/cc-i.html

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Toxics.

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"The workers I represented were suffering from serious illnesses they believed were caused by repeated exposure to the burning of highly toxic materials at Area 51, and the government certainly didn’t want questions asked about that. Two of the workers — Robert Frost and Wally Kasza — have since died. The likely cause of their deaths was as outrageous as it was unnecessary." - - J. Turley.

The op-ed from the LA Times courtesy the esteemed law professor and attorney Jonathon Turley commenting on Area 51.

"Op-Ed: Area 51 holds secrets, all right, but they don’t involve UFOs and aliens"

More Area 51 stuff! 

"Testing of the tissues from workers showed chemicals that were unknown to doctors."

Read the entire article. The group contemplating the "storming" of Area 51 in search of space aliens [and finding none] the danger not only from plutonium poisoning but also from toxic substances the nature of which UNKNOWN to the medical profession.

See previous blog entries as relevant to Area 51:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/08/storm.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/07/project-57.html

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

CCM Mk1.

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Listen up US Navy and ship spotters! The future is now and the future is itty-bitty. Smurfs!

"itty-bitty - - adjective Informal: very small; tiny."

From the Internet web site Zero Hedge and the article by Tyler Durden

"Ship Observer Photographs Navy's New Stealth Boat"

"Two US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) stealth boats were spotted by a ship observer at a Japanese port last week who posted the images onto social media, reported Defense Blog."

Stealth vessels to be used primarily by [naval commando type units?] and indeed like a PT boat of yore.


"CCM Mk1 is the newest stealth boat to enter USSOCOM's fleet. The vessel's primary mission will be 'to provide small-caliber gunfire support, infiltrate and exfiltrate Special Operation Forces, conduct VBSS (visit, board, search, and seizure), special reconnaissance, coastal patrol and interdiction, counter-terrorism operations, and FID (Foreign Internal Defense)'"

Further: "The vessel measures 60-feet [20 meters] and features a bullet-resistant hull. It's powered two turbocharged diesel engines that can propel the boat up to 40 mph [sixty-four kilometers per hour]".

Those BIG BUCK [$$] warships you can build only a few of them now as budget constraints are so great. So go with little. Swarm tactics and all that. Think from a long time ago the French naval concept of Jeune Ecole?

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tory.

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See the wiki entry for Project Pluto. American atomic powered cruise missile circa 1960's. Project never got off the ground literally so. The Tory American reactor however tested albeit in a very limited way.

Consider Pluto within context of the most recent Russian missile failure and the apparent release of radioactivity.

Radioactive releases previously detected on repeated occasions not from the Mayak atomic processing plant but from the Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile?

IT CAN REASONABLY BE INFERRED THAT THE RUSSIAN MISSILE AS EXPLODED WAS THE ANALOG OF THE AMERICAN PLUTO?

As extracted from that wiki entry:

"The principle behind the nuclear ramjet was [is] relatively simple: motion of the vehicle pushed air in through the front of the vehicle (ram effect), a nuclear reactor heated the air, and then the hot air expanded at high speed out through a nozzle at the back, providing thrust."

"The proposed use for nuclear-powered ramjets would be to power a cruise missile . . . In order to reach ramjet speed, it would be launched from the ground by a cluster of conventional rocket boosters. Once it reached cruising altitude and was far away from populated areas, the nuclear reactor would be made critical . . . After delivering all its warheads, the missile could then spend weeks flying over populated areas at low altitudes, causing tremendous ground damage with its shock wave and fallout. When it finally lost enough power to fly, and crash-landed, the engine would have a good chance of spewing deadly radiation for months to come."

CONVENTIONAL ROCKET BOOSTERS TO GET THE MISSILE UP-TO-SPEED FOR THE "RAM EFFECT" TO OCCUR AND BEFORE THE REACTOR TURNS ON. LIQUID-FUELED BOOSTERS PRESUMABLY.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Holy Cross.

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From the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayom this article the content of which is frankly a surprise to me.

Poles collaborating with the German, WW2?

Generally it is conceded that Poland was THE ONLY Nazi occupied nation during WW2 that did not have a collaborationist government.

"Poland honors underground group that collaborated with Nazis"

"Children of resistance members respond to honor for Holy Cross Mountains Brigade, which fought both Germans and Soviets"

Holy Cross Mountains Brigade accused of collaboration with the German? 

"The Holy Cross Mountains Brigade . . . was a tactical unit of the National Armed Forces . . . one of the Polish underground military organizations during World War II. It did not obey orders to merge with the Home Army in 1944 and was a part of the Military Organization Lizard Union faction"

COLLABORATIONIST'S BUT NOT IN THE ORDINARY SENSE OF THE WORD. FOUGHT POLISH COMMUNISTS AND RED PARTISANS OF WHATEVER NATIONALITY. DENYING THE AUTHORITY OF THE POLISH GOVERNMENT-IN-EXILE.

HOLY CROSS MORE ANTI-COMMUNIST THAN PRO-NAZI!

Read from the wiki accusations of collaboration.

I guess the devoted reader to the blog will have decide this one for themselves.

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