Sunday, March 17, 2019

Mini-Harpy.

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SEAD = Suppression Enemy Air Defense.

Devoted readers to the blog will understand fully well my instantaneous response to the South Front Internet web site headline:

"Israeli Defense Firm Released Video Showing Destruction Of S-400 Radar"

Rest assured [?] devoted readers to the blog that no such attack has actually occurred. A Russian S-400 surface-air-missile [SAM] battery has NOT been destroyed.



See this You Tube video of Israeli anti-radiation munitions as capable of destroying a Russian S-400 SAM battery.

Harop, Harpy and Mini-Harpy. Israeli drone UAV each and everyone a dedicated to the SEAD mission. The latter an anti-radiation drone with loitering feature. Anti-radiation [radar homing] with an additional opto-electronic guidance feature.

Russia too having just announced a new UAV drone with "kamikaze" like performance. Undoubtedly too KUB the mission of which probably also SEAD.

But once more devoted readers to the blog. Israeli having the ability to destroy the S-400 SAM system but has NOT actually done so. If and when such an eventuality does occur it is going to be front-page news and big time.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Renewal.

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We've only just begun?

The India/Pakistan crisis/skirmish not over?

Once more from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter:

"India and Pakistan on alert to renew Kashmir skirmishes"

14 March.

"Western intelligence sources report that India and Pakistan are bracing for a resumed round of hostilities over Kashmir. On Thursday, both air forces were on high war readiness. On Wednesday, the Indian air force downed two Pakistani drones over the Indian side of Kashmir. The Pakistani air force is reported to have moved its entire fleet of F-16 fighter bombers to bases close to the Indian border and placed them on the ready."

Pantomime not over? More rituals forthcoming? That is what this all seems to me.

FOR A SHORT TIME THERE IT SEEMED AS IF THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT WAS GOING TO GO NUCLEAR IN THE WARFARE SENSE OF THE WORD.

See the most recent and prior blog entries the topic the India/Pakistan crisis/skirmish and atomic war as a possible:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/03/winter.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/03/encounters.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/03/threshold.html

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Counter.

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From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter:

"US military buildup in Iraq via Israel and Jordan ready for clash with pro-Iranian Iraqi militias"

9 March.

"US troop reinforcements were flown in from Jordan and Israel to northern Iraq and eastern Syria on Wednesday, March 6 ready for an offensive by Iraq’s two largest pro-Iranian militias on US bases there. The next day, when those militias called for 'resistance to US presence in the region,' American forces in the Gulf region and southern Europe, particularly in Romania and Bulgaria, were also placed on high readiness. The US command in the region estimates that those militias have been deployed by their commander, Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Solemani, to positions in Syria as well as Iraq"

THE GAME IS AFOOT. THE BATTLE LINES HAVE BEEN DRAWN. STANDBY!

See previous blog entry as most germane, the triple strategy of Solemani to make USA troops Iraq and Syria turn tail and run!

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Duckworth.

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Senator Tammy Duckworth. Disabled combat veteran and now Senator from Illinois. Thanks to the article by Lynn Sweet as extracted from the Chicago Sun Times newspaper.

"Sen. Duckworth warns military may find itself short of recruits"

"WASHINGTON — Wounded Iraq war vet Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., a new member of the Armed Services Committee, on Wednesday warned that the military may find itself short of recruits."

"But the pool of potential recruits, she said, could be expanded if more youths were physically fit; non-citizen immigrants were welcomed; and discrimination against transgender troops ended."

 “Recently, for example, the Pentagon announced that only 29 percent of Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 are considered fit to serve. Just 29 percent. The other 71 percent either failed the basic math or English tests or could not pass a physical or were barred from enlisting because they made a mistake years ago that still lies on their record. Like getting caught with marijuana in a state where it’s now legal or once struggling with an opioid addiction."

"Some 27 percent of potential recruits are cut because they are overweight."

Comments:

* Non-citizens have always been able to join the USA military. You go to the local embassy in your home country and speak to the military attache and express your interest. Follow all legalities.

* Hardly is going to allow transgender troops or serve going to solve the problem of recruitment shortfall. That percentage of the population identifying as transgender and eligible to enlist less than 1 % of the youth cohort I might think.

"cohort - - noun - - 2b : a group of individuals having a statistical factor"

* Youthful indiscretions are often taken into account  during the recruitment process. Habitual indiscretions often also a sign of character weakness.

See previous blog entry [with additional embedded links] as germane to the recruitment problem:

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Clowns.

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Attention! Class clowns. Snowflakes. Binge gamers. Selfie addicts. Me me me Millennials. Phone zombies.

THE BRITISH ARMY WANTS YOU?

More recruits for the British army. Courtesy the "'snowflake ad campaign". As reported by the Standard.

"Capita hails ‘snowflake’ ads for helping mend army recruitment contract"

"Outsourcer Capita said a problem contract to handle British Army recruitment was on the mend after the recent blockbuster 'snowflake' ad campaign."

. . . .

"Applications for the British Army are at a five-year high and the ad campaign led to a 78% rise in website visits."

PHONE ZOMBIES WE HAVE TO STOP AND THINK ABOUT THAT ONE FOR A WHILE!

The English not alone in having difficulties fulfilling military recruitment quotas. See previous blog entries as applicable.

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/03/gamers.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/03/staggering.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/11/cutters.html

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tops.

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As is the case once per year!

2018's Top Hits at MilitaryAnalysis.blogspot.com

Looking over the past year's statistics, my ten most-read articles [# 1 most-read] of 2018 (ignoring articles from prior years) were:

1. Golan-1000.

2. KJ-600.

3. J.D. Salinger.

4. C6ISR.

5. Mark VI-ASM-I.

6. Ansarullah.

7. Steel.

8. NK Syria.

9. Kinzhal.

10. Boost. [tie]

10. Dubna. [tie]

I promise all devoted readers to the blog this year [2019] to be even better. A promise made will be a promise kept. Yours in blogging.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Freemasons.

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Got Gold? Hoax? Fake news? Fooled you? Shame on you?

The Hidden Gold of Egon? Egon knows. If he ever existed.

The hidden treasure of gold. Hidden or gone missing during a time of war. Long-lost loot never found but constantly being searched for.

1. "'No One by That Name in SS': Historian Pokes Holes in 'Nazi Gold Diary' Story"

"Earlier, treasure seekers around the world were intrigued following media reports that the diary of an SS officer said to contain clues about the location of millions of dollars' worth of Nazi loot was discovered after being hidden away in a Freemasons lodge in Germany."

"The 'diary of SS Officer Egon Ollenhauer' said to contain details of a special operation approved by Adolf Hitler to hide some 260 truckloads of gold bars, coins, valuables and priceless artwork at nearly a dozen discreet locations across Poland in the closing months of World War 2 simply isn't credible"

2. "Syria Accuses US Stole 40+ Tons of Its Gold"

FIFTY TONS OF GOLD NO LESS! CURRENT MARKET VALUE ABOUT $ TWO BILLION USD! A TIDY SUM AS THEY SAY!

"Information from local sources said that US army helicopters have already transported the gold bullions under cover of darkness on Sunday [February 24th], before transporting them to the United States."

"The sources said that tens of tons that Daesh [Islamic State] had been keeping in their last hotbed in al-Baghouz area in Deir Ezzor countryside have been handed to the Americans, adding up to other tons of gold that Americans have found in other hideouts for Daesh, making the total amount of gold taken by the Americans to the US around 50 tons"

See other previous blog entries [some having additional embedded links] the topic lost gold treasure of immense value:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/03/route-555.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/07/dimitri.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/08/hoax.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/12/ss-minden.html

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