Friday, July 3, 2020

Manta.

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Courtesy the outstanding Internet web site "Covert Shores" by H.I. Sutton an aspect of German submarine development during World War Two previously totally unknown to me. All tanks to H.I. Sutton.

High-speed midget submarine of the most unusual design and capable of the most incfreible performance

MANTA! HYDROFOIL UNDER THE WAVES!

"Manta high-speed hydrofoil midget submarine, Germany, 1944"

"If necessity is the mother of invention, desperation is the mother of crazy invention. As the situation in Europe worsened for Nazi Germany during World War Two, the Kriegsmarine turned to ever more desperate ideas. Influenced by the frogmen exploits of their Italian allies, and the X-Craft operations of the British, they started building a range of midget submarines . . . These one / two man midget submarines were intended to sink Allied invasion fleets. In reality they achieved poor results. But rather than abandon this line of development, the German designs got ever more desperate. And interesting."



Manta. Click on image to see an enlarged view.

Consider strictly the operational speed of the vessel. Way beyond that of any submarine of the period or even today: "Speed: 50 knots surfaced, 30 knots submerged".

MANTA NEVER A GOING CONCERN, BUT THE IDEA WAS WORTHY? THAT I CAN ASSUME IS DEBATABLE!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Translation.

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Yet once more with vigor and within context of a previous blog entry.

"Moscow dismisses claims of ‘nuclear leak’ in Russia after increase in radioactivity over N. Europe"

"Reports of slightly elevated radiation levels over Northern Europe were blamed on Moscow by Western media – accusations that appear to stem from a botched translation. The Kremlin says Russia has registered no nuclear incidents."

Take you pick from a bunch of possibles to include:

* A mere accident at an undisclosed nuclear facility. An unintended release of nuclear particles.

* A nuclear low-yield weapons test.

* A nuclear submarine in distress.

* A test of the Russian nuclear-powered long-range cruise missile.

* NOW the unannounced reentry into the atmosphere of a nuclear-powered satellite perhaps of  the Cosmos variety.

OR JUST PLAIN OUT AND OUT DE-NILE!!

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Monday, June 29, 2020

SHARC.

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Is it an iceberg or is it Moby Dick?

Thanks to Forbes and tip from Marcus.

"Mystery Unmanned Craft Seen Off Florida May Be Secret SHARC Spy Vessel"

"A ‘what is this?’ Facebook video from FishMonster, picked up by HI Sutton on his Covert Shores site, shows a curious vehicle spotted off Florida’s Key West last week. Virtually the only part of it above water is a mast supporting an array of antennae.  The vehicle is almost certainly a Wave Glider made by U.S. company Liquid Robotics (now owned by Boeing BA) , and the antennae suggest it is part of a U.S. Navy development known as Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft, or SHARC."


This is what is seen at the surface. Antenna array and apparently a solar charging panel of some sort.


This is what is below the surface. The vessel a "spy" submersible it is called. I am not sure if that towed array as seen at the surface can be raised or lowered at will.

Get em' SHARC

A very good idea. 

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Spew II.

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Once more with vigor.

How many times have these stange anomalies been reported? Lots of them!!

 RELEASES OF NUCLEAR RADIATION FROM AN UNDISCLOSED SOURCE.

 From the English tabloid Daily Star and thanks to same. Seems the English tabloids too the only media interested in these kinds of stories for some reason.

"'Mystery' rise in nuclear particles from 'weapons test' detected by fission sensors

 "Cutting edge radiation sensors in Stockholm have detected higher-than-usual levels of isotopes produced by nuclear fission –potentially coming from a nuclear weapons test.

 BALTIC NATIONS IN DANGER THIS TIME!

 "A station detected unusually high levels of three radionuclides earlier this week: caesium-134, caesium-137 and ruthenium-103."

Two schools of thought exist [?] regarding the many anomalies of markedly increased levels of radioactive particles found in the atmosphere having not found to have a source identified with certainty.

1. Tests of the much ballyhooed long-range Russian nuclear powered cruise missile sending a spew of radioactive particles into the atmosphere.

 2. Low-yield [as deemed] Russian testing of atomic munitions.

See previous blog entry [with many additional links] as germane to the topic:

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

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Eye-Witness.

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From the Internet web site Zero Hedge and the article by Tyler Durden and thanks to both.

ANARCHIST INSURRECTION USA! OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTS OF AN ENLISTED  MILITARY MAN AT THE SCENE.

Refer to the previous blog entry the You Tube video most informative.

"A Shocking Eye-Witness Account Of What's Really Happening During The Seattle Riots"

"A social media post (which has been removed) by a member of the Washington National Guard has been shared more than 7000 times since it was written on June 12th. It’s a true education in mob mentality."

INCORRECT TO A DEGREE. NOT A MOB MENTALITY BUT THE MENTALITY OF AN INSURRECTION! HARD-CORE DISCIPLINED AND DETERMINED FIGHTERS [ANARCHISTS] THE AMOUNT OF AGGRAVATION THEY ABLE TO CAUSE EXTREME.

That "eye-witness account" the veracity of which cannot be determined with finality. It does seem to have AN AUTHENCITY that seems to suggest more truthful than false.

"I previously said I had a lot to say regarding my experiences while in downtown Seattle [Incoming VERY long post…]. When I came home, I was exhausted, angry, and saddened by what I had experienced. I said I needed to share what happened, but I also said I needed some time to rest and reflect. My unit was activated for 12 days. We worked long hours but we continued to stay dedicated to the state and the mission. I can’t stop that now. I’ve been up all night, trying my best to put into words what I experienced and observed. This is too important to wait. I rarely post on social media, but I’m making this post, hoping it reaches those that want to know the truth. I can imagine, given the current environment, this post may cause some controversy. That is not my intention what-so-ever. I agree the excessive use of force in Minnesota was inexcusable but reacting with hatred and violence is contradictory to the message of peace and change. Either way, people need to know what’s actually happening behind the guise of this 'movement.' Whether localized or nationalized, what I witnessed NEEDS TO STOP!"

AMEN and AMEN a THOUSAND times!!

Weaponry as used by the anarchists in combat with the combined and UNARMED [NATIONAL GUARD] OR LIGHTLY ARMED [POLICE] SECURITY FORCES TO INCLUDE:

* Pipe-bombs. * Five-inch chunks of concrete. * Green lasers. * Flame weapons. ANY AND ALL OF WHICH OF THEMSELVES ARE A USE OF LETHAL FORCE!!

Devoted readers to blog I strongly encourage each and all of you to read the article with closeness. As I have stated before events of this nature as have come to pass recently in Seattle constitute an insurrection and not merely a riot.

An insurrection of which only one side is fighting. Security forces [that combination of police and military Washington state National Guard troops] only behaving in the what sounds as a more or less totally passive manner.

ZERO HEDGE from all appearances an Internet web site their content primarily directed at the financial sector and individual investors. ZERO HEDGE merely from a comment of one reader now deemed as far-right-wing and no longer eligible to financial pay-outs as earned from Internet advertisements.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Rivals.

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From Eric Margolis courtesy the Ron Unz Internet web site yet one more explanation of the current crisis in the Himalaya. See a previous relevant blog entry by Colonel Austin Bay.

"Nuclear Rivals Clash in the Himalayas"

"So why are China and India at daggers drawn over the Galwan River Valley in Ladakh? Both are busy dealing with the coronavirus epidemic. Delhi and Beijing have conducted off and on diplomacy to ease Himalayan border tensions."

"The clash in Ladakh was no accident but clearly a planned offensive act by China – and the biggest military operation since the two Asian giants went to war in the Himalayas in 1962, producing a serious defeat for India. China then said the war was a ‘serious message’ to India to restrain its ambitions in the region."

Eric Margolis purports to be an expert on Asia to include the rivalry between India and China as now manifests itself in armed violence between nuclear weapons armed powers.

Eric however as does Colonel Austin Bay offers no cogent and rational explanations as to why the current Himalayan crisis has escalated as to pose a potential continental threat. Other than an undefined or ill-defined border dispute or the control of upstream rivers the source being in Tibet. What else?

Any other experts out there among the devoted readers to the blog willing to offer their opinions on the situation?

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Primitive.

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More thanks to Freeper the latest the confrontation India and China in the high Himalaya.

1. "'Snapped Necks, Smashed Faces Beyond Recognition': How Indian Soldiers Killed Chinese PLA Troops After CO Fell"

"In the counter-attack following the killing of their commanding officer Colonel B Santosh Babu by Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops in Ladakh's Galwan valley, the jawans [a soldier of the Indian army is referred to as a jawan] of 16 Bihar regiment, using the most 'primitive fighting methods', snapped the necks of at least 18 PLA troops and smashed their faces beyond recognition"

This senior Indian Army Colonel did not fall. He was thrown to his death! Seems to the jawans in response gave as good as they got. 

2. "India redraws its rules to engage China on border"

"India has reset the rules of engagement with Chinese troops along the entire stretch of their 3,488km long border, with the Indian Army now given a free hand to deal with any provocation by China."

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT [ROE]. INDIAN ARMY COMMANDERS AT THE TACTICAL LEVEL APPARENTLY ALLOWED THEIR DISCRETION IN ANSWERING CHINESE PROVOCATION.

Need I say that the India of Mahatma Gandhi gone a long time ago. 

See previous blog entry with many embedded links as is relevant to the Himalaya situation"

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/06/escalating.html

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