Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kashi.

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Insurgency Chinese style!

As has been reported most belatedly by the mainstream media, yet one more instance of insurgency in the western part of China.

Uighars on the rampage, Muslims quite restive, stabbing and knifing Han Chinese in yet one more attack that is part of a definite pattern. A low-level insurgency the characteristic signature of which is the use of EDGED WEAPONRY!

"Terrorist attack leaves dozens dead and wounded in China"

"Dozens of people were killed or wounded in a terrorist attack in Kashgar [Kashi] prefecture in a new episode of violence in China's conflict-ridden northwestern Xinjiang region, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday."

. . . .

"Security forces managed to kill a large number of the dozens of attackers, Xinhua said."

Police in China on patrol previously unarmed now equipped with 9 mm revolvers. In response to the recent spate of knife attacks. "Dozens of attackers" as described suggests a degree of conspiracy or a spontaneous rebellion in response to long-standing hatred!

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Rafidi.

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With an admonition more video of ISIL massacre and atrocity as perpetrated in Iraq.

Persons described as Rafidi the victims. That term Rafidi unknown to me.

"Unconfirmed Reports of Video of the Iraq Mass Executions by ISIS (WARNING: GRAPHIC) "
*GRAPHIC*

"According to the video description, the place of the incident was 'Tikrit' in Iraq, according to a video description, and describe themselves as Rafidis, which include Shiites, Iranians, Alawites ..... an imprecise term."

"According to a Twitter Video Description the largest massacre of Shiites in Tikrit."

"It is not known if it this video relates to the first massacre in Tikrit ago more than a month, or if they have committed more massacres."

Tikrit of course understand as the ancestral home of Saddam al-Tikriti. The man better known to the world as the late Saddam Hussein. Tikrit also the center and focus of Sunni Islam in Iraq.

Rafidi those persons identified more correctly as Shia adherents. ISIL Sunni and in great opposition to the Shia form of Islam.

"The purpose of terror is to terrorize!" - - V. I. Lenin. And such Internet social media as YouTube and Twitter greatly simplifies the task.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

28 July 1914!!

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One hundred years ago it began. The Great War. The July crisis had ended, the formal declaration of war made 28 July 1914!!

From the WW1 Timeline 1914

* June 28,1914    Archduke Franz Ferdinand heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo.
 
 * July 28    Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.

Some miscellany regarding the assassination of Franz Ferdinand previously not known to me:

1. Two assassination attempts that day. The first [a bomb] failing, the second [shooting] succeeding.

2. Gavrilo the assassin ONLY in the path of the auto entourage of Franz Ferdinand by accident.

3. Sophie the wife of Franz Ferdinand with child, expecting!

4. That day 28 June of particular importance to the Serb. "June 28, 1914, which is also St. Vitus Day, commemorating the Battle of Kosovo in 1389."

St. Vitus day and the Battle of Kosovo the defeat of the Serb forces under Lazar by the Ottoman. Beginning a many century of occupation and oppression of the Serb by the Islamic conquerors. A date and event in history that THE SERB HAS NOT FORGOTTEN TO THIS DAY.

Gavrilo and Lee Harvey Oswald are almost as if one and the same person? Individuals stumbling their way through life in an aimless fashion but when presented with their one opportunity to change all of history, surely did so??

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MRL's.

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Once more from that prior blog entry:

"Two [images] show what the US government alleges are Russian batteries on its own territory -- one group of multiple rocket launchers and another of self-propelled howitzers."

Multiple rocket launcher [MRL]! Rocket artillery.

The Russian having at their disposal a wide variety of MRL. To include:

1. BM-21 Grad. Hail".

"The BM-21 launch vehicle . . . (Grad) a Soviet truck-mounted 122 mm multiple rocket launcher . . . The complete system is more commonly known as a Grad multiple rocket launcher system. Barrels 40, Maximum firing range 20 km (new rockets 30–45 km)"

 
BM-21 Forty tubes of 122 mm rockets.

2. BM-27 Urugan. Hurricane.

"The BM-27 Uragan . . . is a self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system designed in the Soviet Union. It began its service with the Soviet Army in the late 1970s, as its first modern spin and fin stabilized heavy multiple rocket launcher. 220 mm (8.66 in) Barrels 16 Effective firing range 35 km (22 mi)"

 
BM-27. Sixteen tubes of 220 mm. Fewer tubes than the BM-21 but larger size rocket.
 
3. BM-30 Smerch. Tornado.

"The BM-30 Smerch (Tornado) or 9A52-2 Smerch-M is a Soviet heavy multiple rocket launcher. 300 mm (12 in), Barrels 12, Maximum firing range 90 km (56 mi)"

 
BM-30. Again, the fewer number of tubes but larger rockets with greater range.

4. BM-14. 140 mm TOWED rocket artillery antiquated but nonetheless deadly.

"The BM-14 . . . is a Soviet-made 140mm multiple rocket launcher, fielded by the Soviet Union . . . The rocket has a range of about 9.8 km and can carry a warhead of 8 kg weight. Launchers were built in 16 and 17-round variants. The weapon is not accurate as there is no guidance system, but it is extremely effective in saturation bombardment."


 Do not preclude the possibility of seeing rockets as fired by this towed unit. Crude but effective as they say. A whole bunch of firing units gathered en masse and discharging simultaneously on the same target can do a lot of damage and fast.

The very long and very visible trails of smoke as given off by the rockets while en route to target indicating the exact location of a firing unit a terrible drawback to multiple launch rocket artillery. Counter-fire a very distinct possibility.

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2S19.

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From that prior blog entry:

"Two [images] show what the US government alleges are Russian batteries on its own territory -- one group of multiple rocket launchers and another of self-propelled howitzers."

Self-propelled artillery to include the 2S19?

"The 2S19 'Msta-S' . . . is a self-propelled 152 mm howitzer designed by Russia/Soviet Union,
Maximum firing range, Base bleed: 29km (18 mi), RAP: 36 km (22 mi). RAP = rocket assisted projectile.

 
A 2S19 on parade.


 
That barrel of the 2S19 is telescoping? Seems to be of great caliber well beyond norm. 2S19 has a capability to fire a very deadly round over long distance with great accuracy. And when a unit has fired a certain number of rounds, that self-propelled capability allows for rapid movement to another location, flummoxing counter-fire in the process.

The Ukraine has counter-battery/counter-mortar radar at their disposal? IF NOT, THEY NEED SOME SOON!

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Artillery.

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Artillery to include rockets and conventional tube artillery [self-propelled] firing from Russian territory into Ukraine now confirmed!

"US says photos show Russian artillery fired on Ukraine"

"The United States on Sunday released satellite images to bolster its claim that Russian artillery has fired across the border into Ukraine, targeting government forces in support of separatist rebels."
. . . .

"Two show what the US government alleges are Russian batteries on its own territory -- one group of multiple rocket launchers and another of self-propelled howitzers."

"Pictures also show impact craters near military positions on the Ukrainian side of the frontier."

This is an escalation of hostilities without question. Small arms not now merely sufficing but heavy weaponry entering the fray an bad indication!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Twilight.

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Also from today and the Chicago Tribune editorial page a reprint of an article from 2 August 1914:

"THE TWILIGHT OF THE KINGS."

"Before establish hell on earth, the pietistic kings commend their to subject to God. Seek the Lord's sanction for the devil's work."

"'And now I command you to God,' said the Kaiser from his balcony to the people in the street ' Go to church and kneel before God and pray His help for our gallant army.'"

"Pray that a farmer dragged for a Saxon field shall be speedier with a bayonet thrust than a winemaker take from his vines in the Aube; that a Berlin lawyer shall be steadier with the rifle than a Moscow merchant; that a machine gun manned by Heidelberg students shall not jam and that one worked by Paris carpenters shall."

. . . .

"This is the twilight of the kings. Western Europe of the people may be caught in this debacle, but never again. Eastern Europe of the kings will be remade and the name of God shall not give grace to a hundred square miles of broken bodies."

. . . .

"It is the twilight of the kings. The republic marches east in Europe."

Those kings of course Wilhelm of Germany, Franz Joseph of Austria, Nicholas of Russia, and presently and in due course the ruler of the Ottoman Empire!

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