Thursday, August 6, 2020

SFF II.

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“At a geostrategic level, the moves in the Himalayas are an attempt by China to pressure India to stay at an arm’s distance from the U.S.,” - - James Stavridis. Admiral USN.

From the Coffee or Die Internet web site a historical instance within a new perspective.

"A CIA OPERATION TO TRAIN TIBETAN GUERRILLAS LOOMS OVER INDIA-CHINA HIMALAYAN CLASH"

SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE [SFF]. INDIA.

"In 2016, India announced it was rebuilding the outfit — now known as the Special Frontier Force"

Native Tibetan of the Khamba tribe opposed to the Chinese conquest and occupation of what had been the nominally independent nation of Tibet. Chushi Gangdruk.

Also known as Establishment 22 within Indian army circles.

Tibetan nationals their military mission to wage guerrilla warfare in Tibet during a period of conflict between China and India.

See previous blog entries the topic SFF



Kilotons.

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"As is alleged about 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate went sky high literally. Equal to about a one kilo-ton atomic detonation." 

See my previous blog entry.

Exactly how big was that blast in Beirut? About a kiloton of TNT?



Lawrence having done the figures for us based upon the reports of damage Beirut.

"calculate the explosive yield using the Nukemap, based on shattering windows at the airport (the 1 psi over-pressure ring) and ignoring radiation effects."

* 300 kiloton blast. [based on reported blast damge]

* 1.155 kilotons [ammonium nitrate only]

1.98 kilotons [ammonium nitrate mixed with fuel oil]

THOSE TWO LATTER FIGURES MORE CORRECT! ABOUT ONE KILOTON! ABOUT WHAT WOULD BE THE CASE WITH A TACTICAL ATOMIC WEAPON.

No radiation, no burns, but  lots of blast damage!!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Reprise.

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Here with regard to the prior blog entry, consider previous blog posts the topic being Gladio.

NATO organized stay-behind clandestine units their mission conduct guerrilla warfare in all manifestations in case of Soviet invasion of western Europe. The BIG RED moves west scenario..

"In a stay-behind operation, a country places secret operatives or organizations in its own territory, for use in the event that an enemy occupies that territory. ... Small-scale operations may cover discrete areas, but larger stay-behind operations envisage reacting to the conquest of entire countries."

Those  previous posts to the blog Gladio:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/05/gladio.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/10/kontrgerilla.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/10/deathbed.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/12/washtub.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/12/auxiliary-units.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/12/absalon.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/12/kaitseliit.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/10/fs-5000.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/09/grey-wolves.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/09/american-gladio.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/05/radio-gladio.html

With the demise of the old Soviet Union Gladio units dismantled? Maybe are being re-constituted even as we speak?

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Beirut.

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From yesterday in Beirut the massive explosions at the level of a tactical nuclear weapon. As is alleged about 2,700 tons of  ammonium nitrate went sky high literally. Equal to about a one kilo-ton atomic detonation. 


"A massive explosion has rocked central Beirut, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital of Lebanon."

Detonations spontaneous or otherwise the magnitude so devastating not so terribly unique. Consider Albania 2008. Excess military ammo being "decommissioned" the process also resulting in a massive explosion. Thanks to the tip from Sheldon.
 

"There was a mushroom cloud explosion in Tirana, Albania in 2008 when a NATO project to decommission Enver Hoxha’s old anti-world ammunition went catastrophically wrong"

ALSO AS REPORTED THE BLAST IN BEIRUT PRECEDED BY NUMEROUS SMALL EXPLOSIONS. 

A HEZBOLLAH WEAPONS DEPOT? I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED.

THE TRUTH WILL NEVER BE KNOWN? 

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Det A.

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Before there was Gladio there was Det A?

Detachment A Berlin, American Special Forces. Stay-behind!

From SOFREP and thanks to same.

"SPECIAL FORCES ETACHMENT A: AN ELITE COLD WAR UNIT"

"The unit was called Detachment A, with the classified name of 39th Special Forces Operational Detachment (SFOD). It was a clandestine Special Forces unit. Technically illegal under the Four Powers Agreement, Det A was on 24-hour standby in Berlin in the event that the USSR pushed over the wall from East Germany and invaded Western Europe. Secreting themselves in safe houses, the Det A members would activate once the forward line of Soviet troops passed over their positions, then carry out acts of sabotage and guerrilla warfare."

TECHNICALLY  ILLEGAL! AMERICAN NATO DESIGNATED STAY-BEHIND UNIT STATIONED BERLIN. IN CASE OF WAR WITH THE SOVIET UNION THEIR MISSION TO FORM THE NUCLEUS OF AN INSURGENT GUERRILLA WARFARE MOVEMENT.

"In a stay-behind operation, a country places secret operatives or organizations in its own territory, for use in the event that an enemy occupies that territory. ... Small-scale operations may cover discrete areas, but larger stay-behind operations envisage reacting to the conquest of entire countries."

See also Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Interesting how a mission for these elite units changes over the decades.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Egyptian.

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Egyptians in Syria? Egyptians?

Once more that peculiar aspect of the Syrian Civil War the presence of foreign interventionists by the score..

From our good friends at the outstanding Internet web site "South Front" an item of interest.

"TURKISH-BACKED MILITANTS LEAK ALLEGED RECORDING OF EGYPTIAN TROOPS IN SYRIA"

"On July 31, Arabi 21 shared a voice recording claiming to be of Egyptian troops recently deployed around the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib."

"The news outlet said the recording was provided to it by Maj. Youssef al-Hamoud, a spokesman for the Turkish-backed Syria National Army (SNA). The spokesman claimed that the SNA intercepted calls between Egyptian troops in western Aleppo."

"The 33-second voice recording is supposedly a call between two Egyptian service members in Syria. However, nothing in the recording indicates that those speaking in Egyptian dialect are soldiers or that they are indeed in Syria."

We can reasonably infer [?] this is not so much a reaction of the Egyptian to Turkish intervention in the Syrian Civil War but rather a reaction of the Egyptian to the Turkish intervention in the ongoing Libyan Civil War [more correctly referred to as the Second Libyan Civil War]!

Turkish proxy forces [SNA] being sent to Libya by the Turk? Aid, abet and assist that element of the Second Libyan Civil War as favored by the Turk!

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Kilo 877.

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Courtesy the Forbes Internet web site the article by our good friend H I Sutton:

"Video Shows Massive Iranian Navy Submarine Being Moved By Road"

"Iran’s three Kilo Class submarines are the most potent warships in their navy. A video has surfaced on social media showing one of them being transported by road. With the serviceability of the fleet in question, it may be revealing. The move does not appear to be routine. The implication is that at least one of the boats is not currently seaworthy."


That apparatus the submarine rests on a one-of-a-kind manufactured strictly for this one movement? From the wiki the displacement of the Kilo not submerged 2,300–2,350 tons. Actual road movement to be tenuous and slow I assume. A special roadway even needing to be constructed?

H.I. SUTTON CORRECT! HARDLY THIS A ROUTINE PROCEDURE.

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