Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Poster.

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"The Poster on the Wall".

So great among the Norwegian people was the sense of betrayal in the aftermath of World War Two that special directives, protocols, affirmations of duty were promulgated, all as a response to the activities of persons such as Vidkun Quisling.

"Directives for Military Officers and Ministry Officials upon an Attack of Norway"

"The Directives for Commissioned- and Non-commissioned officers and Military Commanders upon an Attack on Norway . . . The poster on the wall is a directive which sets out the duties for all Norwegian commanding officers and Ministry Officials during any attack on Norway"

The directives to include:

* "Take up arms and fight courageously against each and every enemy who attempts to invade and conquer Norway."

* "Know that once a mobilization order has been issued, it can not be recalled before each and every individual musters at his point of mobilization."

* "Know that all orders, even those issued in the King’s name or the ministry’s name, which countermand the mobilization are phony and shall not be complied with."

* "Recognize it is every man’s duty to resist, even though all may appear lost and others give up.
Resistance shall be continued both at home and abroad."

* "In the event of a partially successful or successful invasion, engage in both espionage and sabotage."

* "In the event of capture, provide no information to the enemy while a prisoner of war."

The Directive prominently displayed and understood by all. Keep up the fight no matter what, RESISTANCE IS NOT FUTILE!

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Hannibal.

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Israeli very controversial protocol referred to as "Hannibal" at work in Gaza. An option available to the combat commander evidently having been institutionalized at least for the last thirty years or more.

"Israel criticised over army’s ‘Hannibal procedure’ in event of soldier kidnap: Tactic involves overwhelming fire that killed over 100 Palestinians in Gaza war"

• Army used tactic for overwhelming fire dubbed 'Hannibal Procedure'
• Put in place when it is feared militants have captured an officer
• Alleged to have been used after the capture of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin
• Subsequent shelling killed over 100 Palestinians in southern town of Rafah
• Civil rights group is now calling for the procedure to be scrapped

I think not merely an officer but any Israeli soldier period. That protocol the use of "overwhelming fire" the object to obliterate an area of terrain, killing kidnappers and captured  Israeli troop both.

TO PREVENT SOLDIERS FROM BEING HELD HOSTAGE AND SUBSEQUENTLY TRADED FOR PERSONS SERVING LONG ISRAELI PRISON SENTENCES.

Soldiers too as it was in the previous Israeli Gaza incursion [2008], also told not to surrender and not allow themselves to be taken prisoner. WHEN IN A PRECARIOUS SITUATION GO DOWN FIGHTING!!

NOT THE SAME ALSO AS COMMITTING SUICIDE!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quisling.

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Vidkun Quisling from that era of the Second World War [WW2] I was aware of. A man whose degree of treachery is legend, the word "Quisling" signifying traitor.

Collaborationist Norwegian politician, defense minister at the time of WW2 BUT IN CONTACT WITH THE GERMAN AND ENGAGING IN MACHINATIONS TO THE DETRIMENT OF HIS OWN NATION, PRIOR TO THE GERMAN INVASION OF NORWAY, 1940.

"The diaries: Quisling sealed Denmark's WWII fate"

"The decision to occupy Denmark was taken at a meeting in Berlin on December 17, 1939 – three and a half months after World War II broke out and almost four months before German troops invaded the country on April 9, 1940. A series of personal meetings between Norway’s Fascist politician Vidkun Quisling and Adolf Hitler led to the decision."

"Quisling was adamant that Hitler should deny Britain access to the northern Norwegian town of Narvik, and thus be able to control a Norway rich in raw materials. Quisling himself planned to lead a political coup and open Norway up for German naval bases."

So great was the hate and anger directed at Quisling in the aftermath of the war, the Norwegian executing Vidkun and some of his followers for collaboration and treason, THE FIRST EXECUTIONS IN NORWAY IN ONE HUNDRED FORTY YEARS!

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GLCM..

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Over six years after having been tested for the first time [?] the United States is finally protesting the development of this weapons system. AN OUTLAWED BY TREATY CRUISE MISSILE!

The Russian R-500 / Iskander-K GLCM.

Russian ground-launched-cruise-missile [GLCM] of intermediate range, PROHIBITED BY BILATERAL TREATY!!

"R-500 / Iskander-K President Barack Obama informed Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter on 28 July 2014 of the United States' determination that Russia violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The US said Russia tested a new ground-launched cruise missile, breaking the INF treaty that President Ronald Reagan signed with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev."

GLCM of certain range NOT TO BE TESTED, OR POSSESSED!

"the treaty’s obligations “not to possess, produce or flight-test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range capability of 500 kilometers to 5,500 kilometers or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles...."

AND ONLY NOW PRESUMABLY IN RESPONSE TO THE UKRAINE CRISIS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS MAKING THIS PUBLIC?

From a forum and as posted over six years ago a discussion of the R-500 AND with a series of sources from the time [2007]:

"22nd December 2007,   Well its all about the title. This system was tested back on the 29th May this year [2007] . . . The question that thus has to be asked is what on earth is so special about this and why has it just appeared on the radar in such a high profile way as far as official Russian interest is concerned?"

And the question can be legitimately asked what took so long to discover this test and development of an outlawed and banned weapon and protest same?

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Ladakh.

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Yet one more crisis? Confrontation and agitation.

Again in the high Himalaya. That border not properly defined and agreed upon.

For over fifty years now the Chinese and Indian have faced off and no solution or settlement having been reached.

OH, so much to talk about. Ukraine, Iraq and ISIL, etc. This too?

"Chinese troops enter 25 km deep into Indian territory in Ladakh"
"Chinese troops are reported to have entered 25 to 30 km deep into Indian territory in Burtse area in Ladakh where they had pitched their tents last year that had led to a tense three-week standoff. Official sources said on Monday a patrol of Indian troops noticed the People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel on Sunday while moving from their base towards the higher 'New Patrol base' post in Burtse area of North Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. The area is at an altitude of 17,000 feet."

THAT ALTITUDE WELL INTO THE DEAD ZONE. SUSTAINED HUMAN EXISTENCE NOT POSSIBLE FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD AT THAT HEIGHT. MORE DEATHS AND INJURIES FROM THE ALTITUDE THAN FROM COMBAT WITH THE ENEMY!!

Those borders too established by the British colonial administration of the Raj undetermined, recognized only a vague way by the adversaries.

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Ready & Willing.

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From a prior blog entry this question was asked:

"And ISIL very quickly will learn how to fire, maintain, aim, hit the target, etc. Employ effectively. This remains to be seen."

Those dozens of American M198 heavy artillery captured by ISIL. ISIL able to employ in an effective manner? Rank amateurs without proper training using sophisticated equipment?

Here from Strategy Page we have the answer:

"Artillery: The Guns Of August In Iraq"

"In June ISIL captured about fifty of those M198 155mm towed howitzers and began looking for someone to operate this stuff. That was not difficult. This was because Sunni Arabs got most of the leadership (officer, senior NCO) and technical (like operating artillery) jobs during the decades of Saddam’s rule. ISIL has a large pool of experienced users of artillery. While most Iraqi artillery was Russian, they also had over a hundred Western 155mm models, like the South African GHN-45. This weapon was not only similar to the M198 but superior in some ways (like longer range). The main reason the U.S. disbanded the Iraqi armed forces after 2003 was the fact that nearly all the key personnel were Sunni Arabs, who had just lost power and access to most of the oil income. That loss of power and privilege made most Sunni Arabs very angry and that’s why to this day most Islamic terrorists in Iraq are Iraqi Sunni Arabs. Thus ISIL knew it had a waiting supply of qualified soldiers who knew how to operate an M198 and many were willing to do it without too much prompting."

"Give us this day our daily artillery round. And many more besides that!"

The "Guns of August" of course the title of the famous book by Barbara Tuchman. Please forgive us Barbara.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Raqqa!

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Syrian air force now also in action against ISIL?

"Syrian air raids ‘kill 31 jihadists in Raqqa’"

"At least 31 Islamic State militants and eight civilians died in Syrian air force raids on Sunday in the northern province of Raqqa, a stronghold of the jihadist fighters, a monitoring group said."

"The air force carried out 16 raids on the city of Raqqa and several more on the town of Tabqa in Raqqa province, killing at least 31 jihadists and eight civilians, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights."

Those civilians I fear hostages. ISIL can severely mitigate an air offensive by mixing in hostages among their combatants. HUMAN SHIELDS.



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