Friday, July 21, 2017

F-89 Scorpion.

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As was noted in the Strategy Page article referred to in the previous blog entry that accident rate of the American F-89 Scorpion exceedingly high. Monstrously so even!!

WARPLANES [F-89] DURING FLIGHTS DISINTEGRATING WITHOUT WARNING!

"The F-89C made its first flight in September, 1951, and the first operational F-89C squadron . . . received its first Scorpion on February 8, 1952."

ALMOST INSTANTLY F-89 WARPLANES INVOLVED IN CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENTS, WINGS JUST BREAKING LOOSE.

* "On February 25, an F-89C shed a wing."

* "On June 18 . . . the wing of one of the squadron's new Scorpions cracked and folded in flight"

* "On August 30 . . .  the left wing of one aircraft snapped off at the root."

* "another F-89C was lost to a wing failure on September 15th."

* "On September 22, still another F-89C . . .  [had] one of their wings fold up over their cockpit."

AND THE REASON FOR ALL THIS WAS?

T75 alloy as used in the fittings to attach the wing root of the airplane to the fuselage suffering from unexpected metal fatigue that cause for the warplanes disintegrating in flight!!

"The wing root is the part of the wing on a fixed-wing aircraft that is closest to the fuselage"

"[a] new aluminum alloy, T75ST, in the highly-loaded fittings where the wing's root was bolted to the fuselage. T75ST had promised high strength with low weight. A drawback, however, was that the fatigue characteristics of the new alloy under extreme conditions were not fully understood.

In addition:

"The final piece of the puzzle was the T75 alloy in the machined wing root fittings. The new alloy turned out to have unexpectedly high 'notch sensitivity,' meaning that any manufacturing imperfections, scratches, or dents could become origins for fast-spreading fatigue cracks."

F-89! You want me to fly what??

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Accidents.

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From an article as seen at the Strategy Page Internet web site we have some interesting statistics regarding warplane accidents.

"Attrition: The MiG-21 Curse Continues"

Emphasis not so much as problems with the Soviet era MiG-21 warplane but rather a comparison as to the accident rate of various military aircraft per 100,000 hours of flying time!

SINCE THE TIME OF THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR COMBAT WARPLANES THEIR RELIABILITY MUCH GREATER, ACCIDENTS MUCH LESS.

You need to read it all!

"Combat aircraft have, for decades, been getting more reliable, even as they became more complex."

Consider also the comments of an acknowledged aviation authority regarding the issue:

"The more expensive--and scarce--the military planes [$100 million plus per copy] have become, the fewer hours the pilots fly them, the more the pilots are watched for deviations (unsafe flying, bad personal habits/character that could show a propensity for bad judgment), the tighter the mission requirements (no room for play), and the more carefully the planes are maintained and monitored.  No room for error.  Too expensive and rare to lose."

"You want me to fly what?"

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RB-57.

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Canberra RB-57 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft from the era of the Cold War.

An aircraft with a ceiling for high-altitude photographic reconnaissance missions nearly equal to if not equal to the fabled U-2 "spy plane". This is all new to me.

"The Martin/General Dynamics RB-57F Canberra is a specialized strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed in the 1960s for the United States Air Force by General Dynamics from the Martin B-57 Canberra tactical bomber"

CANBERRA DESIGNATED AS WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE BUT MORE THAN THAT! DURING MUCH OF THE COLD WAR THIS WAS THE MAIN USAF STRATEGIC RECONNAISSANCE PHOTOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE WARPLANE? U-2 AS  FLOWN PURSUANT TO CIA MISSIONS, CANBERRA USAF!

B-57 as originally envisioned as a bomber a replacement for the B-26 medium low-level attack warplane!

Canberra as a bomber warplane to an extent in Vietnam replicating the role of the WW2 B-26, low-level attack mission mode. Yeoman duty primarily directed against the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

"As of 2015, three WB-57Fs are the only B-57 aircraft model still flying, in service with NASA.


Canberra "warplane" with civilian markings for NASA mission. "NASA 928 takes to the skies in 2005, carrying a special nose-mounted imaging system that helped NASA track and safeguard Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-114 'return to flight' mission." Allegedly even active over Afghanistan in 2006.

Canberra I have always thought a warplane irrelevant to Cold War considerations. But I admit I was wrong!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

CAS.

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Two warplanes as being considered to replace the American A-10 ground attack close-air-support [CAS] aircraft.

One merely a concept, the other much more than that!

1. "The Machete: The Super Plane That Could Replace the A-10 Warthog (Or Not)?"

"Stavatti, the mercurial, Minnesota-based aerospace start up, has dusted off its old proposal for a new attack plane to partially replace the U.S. Air Force’s venerable A-10 Warthog."


Fires missiles and rockets, drops bombs, has the 30 mm cannon. Comes in either a jet or a turboprop drive version. That latter a pusher. At this exact moment a concept only on paper. Pilot only no weapons officer.

"The Machete, which is still just a concept, would come in two variants optimized for close air support — the propeller-driven SM-27 and the jet-propelled SM-28. Stavatti has proposed other variants of the Machete for air-to-air combat and advanced training."

2. "ARCHANGEL MANNED STRIKE"

"Archangel is a combat proven attack platform that fuses aircraft, crew, sensors, and weapons with long duration on-station times.  Archangel seamlessly flows between the Find, Fix, and Finish tasks on station, capable of employing GBU-12/58 Laser Guided Bombs, AGM-114 Hellfire, and CIRIT 2.75” Laser Guided Rockets."


Drops bombs, fires missiles and rockets. NO gun! Already in the air and flying. A two-seater, pilot and weapons officer.

Also previous blog entries the topic of which was CAS warplanes:

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/12/super-tucano_22.html 

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/03/ov-10-bronco.html 

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/05/croip-duster.html 

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/04/at-802.html

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CoS France.

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From the BBC as reported the head of the French military has resigned!

"French military head de Villiers quits over cuts"

"The head of the French armed forces has quit after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts."

Key points with my comments:

" Gen de Villiers, 60, was infuriated by an €850m ($975m; £752m) cut in the military spending budget for 2017. Most was to come from cuts to equipment.

Euros, dollar, pounds! That figure of 850 Euros equal about to about ten of the most advanced French Rafale warplanes and no more.

* "President Macron wants to get the overall French budget deficit below a European Union cap of 3% of national income for 2017."

Only Norway and Australia of all the nations of the world having a budget surplus. All other countries strapped for cash, in debt, unable to pay their bills! France too! The European welfare state hard to sustain.

* "Furthermore, he [Macron] has pledged to lift the defence budget from 1.77% of GDP to Nato's target of 2% by 2025."

That 2 % goal as was agreed upon by all constituent members of NATO the French contribution cannot be made until 2025? If then? No wonder Donald is so mad at NATO!

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920th PJ.

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Supermen to the rescue! American supermen!

American Air Force pararescue jumpers [PJ's], graduates of "superman" school more than earning their keep.

A combined and extraordinary effort the results most gratifying.

"Rescue Airmen save two German citizens stranded at sea"

"PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- In a concerted effort from July 7, and into the early hours of July 8, 2017, approximately 80 Airmen and four aircraft assigned to the 920th Rescue Wing successfully rescued two German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida."

Assets as deployed impressive and indicative of good teamwork. Fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, mid-air refueling capability, etc.

It is not specifically mentioned and to me it is unclear whether the PJ's entering the water by parachuting or dropping from a low-flying helicopter. Pararescue personnel adept at water operations. And with good reason. 70 % of the surface of the planet is water.

GO PJ's. GO Air Force. Bravo!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BCI.

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Within the context of the cyborg and the potential military application thereof, consider these items:

"A brain–computer interface (BCI) . . .  is a direct communication pathway between an enhanced or wired brain and an external device."

In the nutshell, a human connected to a computer. Advantage gained!

Thanks to the Russian Internet web site Sputnik!

1. "New Elon Musk Venture Aims to Merge the Human Brain With Artificial Intelligence"

"Noted artificial intelligence skeptic Elon Musk, co-founder of driverless car pioneer Tesla Motors and space exploration firm SpaceX, is attempting to combat the rise of AI [artificial intelligence] with the launch of a new venture, Neuralink. The business aims to facilitate the interface of human brains and computers."

Elon previously having voiced fears of AI and the danger as might be posed to mankind! THE RISE OF THE MACHINES!

“'The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year time frame . . . 10 years at most.'” - - Elon Musk.

2. "Never Mind Area 51, Here's Building 8: Facebook Developing Mind-Reading TechCC0"

"Facebook has revealed it's working on an interface which will allow users to control computers via their brains.'

"Headed by Regina Dugan, formerly of shadowy US military technology division DARPA and Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), its first goal is the development of a non-invasive system to allow people to type using thought."

Mind-reading technology not strictly BCI? NO direct connection between the computer and the human brain. Perhaps BCI needs to be redefined?

These projects and research without question still at the most basic and elementary stage of development. You gotta start somewhere!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Matrix.

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"Today [2130], even the human beings manning control and communications stations far from any actual combat tend to be cyborgs-- part biological, part machine."

Think "today" as not in the year 2130 but rather in the year 2017! More in the embryonic state of development but nonetheless more than on the drawing board! And so apropos to a recent blog entry.

From the Daily Mail and the tip from Lew:

"US military reveals $65m funding for 'Matrix' projects to plug human brains directly into a computer"

* "System could be used to give soldiers 'super-senses' and boost brainpower"

* "Will also allow radical new treatments for patients with sensory disorders"

* "Four teams will focus on vision and two [teams] on aspects of hearing and speech"

WAR BY CYBORG? THAT COMBINATION OF HUMAN AND MACHINE [COMPUTER]!

Again, at this stage developments only embryonic in nature. But you gotta start somewhere!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Submarine China.

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Here with a number of recent items as pertinent to Chinese submarines and undersea warfare operations. Slight commentary also.

All items in index thanks to the South China Morning Post Hong Kong edition with the exception of # 5.

1. "Has China developed the world’s most powerful submarine detector?"

"Major breakthrough in magnetic detection technology brings unprecedented accuracy in finding metallic objects hidden deep underground and in the water, Shanghai scientists say"

2. "The Chinese acoustics research that might help shield submarines from sonar"

"Researchers working on a new system they hope will be more effective in hiding submarines from detection under the sea"

3. "Does China’s deep-sea tech upgrade point to submarine signals network under Pacific?"

"Technology used for undersea research has clear military applications, including improving communications with submarines, say experts"

4. "China’s first nuclear submarine was developed with the aid of an abacus, according to the scientist who led the project in the late 1950s"

"Now 93, Huang Xuhua, chief designer of the Long March-1, said he still owns one of the suanpan [abacuses] that were used by his team almost 60 years ago,Scientists used abacuses to develop China’s first nuclear submarine"

5. "China Is Building the World's Largest Submarine Factory"

"The 430,000-square-foot plant will guard subs from prying eyes."

THIS FACTORY ONE OF A NUMBER AT THE DISPOSAL OF THE CHINESE FOR SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION. IN THIS CASE ONLY THE MOST MODERN AND LARGEST!

6. "Why Chinese submarines could soon be quieter than US ones"

"Top naval engineer says new propulsion system will put PLA Navy ‘way ahead’ of US"

NOT A BRAND-NEW TECHNOLOGY NEVER ATTEMPTED BEFORE. ONLY THAT BEING USED BY THE CHINESE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

China as you can well imagine awash with money, cash that can be used to finance all manner of military hardware and projects. The limit is the imagination? China to use naval assets as a way of exerting geo-political domination with global reach!

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Apparitions.

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"Merely considering the perspective of the 'cost-benefit basis' alone Osama bin Laden ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MEN IN ALL OF HISTORY?"

Extracted from the Internet web site "Small Wars Journal" and copied largely in entirety from an article by John Arquilla.

"Three Ghosts Who Haunt Modern Strategy"

As was the topic of a previous blog entry, the person of Osama bin Laden his significance to modern world history can hardly be minimized.

According to John Arquilla:

"The third apparition haunting global strategy and policy is that of Osama bin Laden (1957–2011). The man who started history's first great war between nations and networks is only five years dead, yet it is already clear that he is—in an ominously Dickensian sense—the ghost of conflicts to come. His demise seems only to have scattered the seeds of networked insurgency and terrorism—old and new—across the globe: from a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan to al Qaeda 'franchises' everywhere; from the quickly metastasizing ISIS splinter group in Syria and Iraq to Boko Haram in Nigeria; from Jemaah Islamiya and the Abu Sayyaf group in Southeast Asia to Hizb ut-Tahrir around the globe. The list goes on and on, with countless small cells—such as those that spawned recent attacks in Paris and Brussels—operating throughout Europe and the rest of the world."

"Aside from having set the course for globally networked terrorism, Osama bin Laden has, with his death, done much to keep counter-terrorist strategy firmly misdirected. For if Napoleon's ghost encourages an over-reliance on sheer force, and Billy Mitchell's spirit wails 'No boots on the ground!' Osama bin Laden's spectral presence deceives many around the world into thinking that the assassination of terrorist leaders can bring their organizations to the verge of strategic defeat, as former US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was wont to say."

"Nothing could be further from the truth. The so-called Global War on Terror has morphed into terror's war on the world. And the ghost of bin Laden no doubt smiles a chilling smile at the notion that counter-terrorist efforts to defeat networks can succeed by taking out their 'leaders,' such as Abu Sayyaf, the ISIS oilman killed last year in an American special operations raid in eastern Syria, and ISIS's number two man, Mustafa al-Qaduli, who was killed this past March.6 The greatest strength of networks lies, after all, in their members' ability to pursue a common goal without much (if any) central control. Failure to appreciate this is the first step on the path to defeat—at ruinous cost."

Fourth-Generation warfare as it is deemed in all manifestations having been institutionalized by Osama and his minions as a form of conflict favored and preferred and not merely an adjunct to conventional war!

NAPOLEON AND BILLY MITCHELL THOSE OTHER TWO "APPARITIONS" AS MOST RELEVANT TO MODERN AMERICAN "GLOBAL STRATEGY AND POLICY".

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Explicit & Racy.

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Images of  "scantily clad female soldiers" [Israeli] continue to exist on the Internet. Much to the consternation of everyone. Matters far out of control it seems, measures as to prevent apparently futile!

EVEN WORSE THOSE IMAGES PERHAPS CONTAINING IN SOME INSTANCES MALWARE WHICH CAN TURN A SMART PHONE INTO AN EAVESDROPPING DEVICE OF SOME SOPHISTICATION!!

Thanks to the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayom and the articles by Lilach Shoval.

1. "Streak of racy soldier photos shows no signs of subsiding"

"Despite the IDF's best efforts, dozens of photos of scantily clad female soldiers continue to circulate on the Internet • The latest photos, posted on the popular photo-sharing site Imgur, are highly explicit and even pornographic".


This image hardly exists in a vacuum! Many more like it? Shared and copied and maybe containing malware?

2. "Videos of soldier girls behaving badly, again"

"Video of IDF soldier doing a striptease around her personal weapon is uploaded to Facebook, goes viral in Israel • Controversial racy video comes only weeks after other racy IDF photos •"

See previous blog entry describing the process by which embedded malware can turn your smart phone into an eavesdropping device and totally without your knowledge!

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Ladakh.

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Border dispute between China and India gets even worse. Demands now escalating. The tip from Freeper the original article from the Hindustan Times by Sutirtho Patranobis.

NO ROOM FOR NEGOTIATIONS!

"China says no room for negotiations on Sikkim standoff, adds Ladakh to dispute with India"

"China says no room for negotiations on Sikkim standoff, adds Ladakh to dispute with India The commentary by the official Xinhua news agency warned that India could face 'embarrassment' if it does not withdraw its border troops and sought to add yet another dimension to the face-off by bringing in the Ladakh region and linking it to Pakistan."


Ladakh with the capital city at Leh in that area where India, China, and Pakistan come together. Disputed landscape. First Doklam now Ladakh.

See previous blog entry the entire issue of borders between nations in that part of the world those decisions of the British Raj as made a long time ago now remaining controversial.


This image further show the geographical relationship of Ladakh to the rest of India.

Some damn fool thing in the Himalaya!

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

MiG-21.

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Indian Air Marshal Matheswaran an acknowledged authority his observations and comments on the Soviet era warplane MiG-21 most interesting. Thanks to the Internet web site Hush-Kit.

"Flying fighting in the MiG-21: In conversation with Air Marshal Matheswaran"

"Small, fast and wickedly agile, the Soviet-designed MiG-21 was an extremely potent warplane. For two decades it formed the backbone of the Indian fighter force. We spoke to Air Marshal M Matheswaran (retd) about what it was like to fly and fight in the MiG-21."

In particular consider this exchange:

Q: "Did the MiG-21 have an eccentric handling characteristics?"

A: "No"

Rather emphatic!

Further however from the wiki entry regarding the MiG-21:

"Like many aircraft designed as interceptors, the MiG-21 had a short range. This was exacerbated by the poor placement of the internal fuel tanks ahead of the center of gravity. As the internal fuel was consumed, the center of gravity would shift rearward beyond acceptable parameters. This had the effect of making the plane statically unstable to the point of being uncontrollable, resulting in an endurance of only 45 minutes in clean condition . . . Additionally, when more than half the fuel was used up, violent maneuvers prevented fuel from flowing into the engine, thereby causing it [the engine] to shut down in flight."

Who are going to believe. The Air Marshal or the wiki??

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Bor.

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Where the Israeli at Entebbe succeeded, the American at Bor failed?

From "Talking Proud Archives --- Military" the Battle of Bor! A topic I was totally unfamiliar with.

"Rooster Flight 73, ambushed during South Sudan evacuation mission"

By Ed Marek the original article from "Air Force Magazine".

“'Blood over Bor.' On December 21, 2003, three USAF CV-22 Osprey aircraft from the 8th Special Operations Squadron (SOS) flew from Djibouti to Bor, South Sudan with 21 Navy SEALs aboard. Their mission was to evacuate approximately 20-30 Americans stuck in Bor amidst a freshly erupted civil war. Hostile forces on the ground ambushed the flight, heavily damaged all three aircraft, severely wounded at least four Navy SEALs, and wounded others aboard the aircraft."

American Osprey aircraft on a rescue mission to Bor, South Sudan. An elite U.S. combat force of Special Operations aircraft [Osprey], navy SEAL's and pararescue jumpers [PJ's] not even able to reach the objective, much less complete the mission.

USAF Osprey as used in special operations type missions have a long-range mid-air refueling capability. Ideal for such a rescue mission but in this case the formidable capability for nought. Low-level technology guerrilla/insurgent/rebels on the ground mixing in with the civilian populace able to thwart the most elite combat units of the U.S. military.

Read the whole article!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Floppy.

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Simple, crude, but effective!!

Swarm technology of a sort from that era of the Cold War.

Anti-submarine warfare [ASW] technology a counter to the relative silent running of Soviet diesel/electric submarines. Thanks to the War is Boring Internet web site.

 "NATO Bombed Soviet Submarines With Tiny, Annoying Magnets"

"‘Floppy-magnets’ made enemy subs noisier, easier to hunt—but were too hard to train with"

"A Canadian scientist figured some kind of sticky undersea noisemaker would make a Soviet sub more detectable. He designed a simple hinged cluster of magnets that could attach to a submarine’s metal hull."

"Movement would cause the flopping magnets to bang against the hull like a loose screen door, giving away the sub’s location to anyone listening. The simple devices would take time and effort to remove, thus also impairing the Soviet undersea fleet’s readiness."

Number of these magnets as dropped by American aircraft on a submerged [?] Soviet submarine creating a "clanking" sound easy to detect.

The dropping of such magnets would not be seen as hostile act posing a danger to the submarine?

In conversation with an acknowledged authority in such matters the dropping of the magnets even during a time of peace would not seen as anything other than a hostile act. The submarine captain cannot differentiate between passive [magnets] and active devices [depth charges] and would be within his rights to respond with force if he deemed it necessary.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Carrots.

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“Somewhere on the journey the message that carrots are good for your eyes became disfigured into improving eyesight”

From the online version of the Smithsonian magazine and the tip from Captain Al more on the role of vitamins and sound nutrition during a time of war and the importance thereof to the fighting man.

"Popularized the Myth That Carrots Help You See in the Dark"

"How a ruse to keep German pilots confused gave the Vitamin-A-rich vegetable too much credit"

"During the 1940 Blitzkrieg, the Luftwaffe often struck under the cover of darkness . . . The Royal Air Force were able to repel the German fighters in part because of the development of a new, secret radar technology. The on-board Airborne Interception Radar (AI), first used by the RAF in 1939, had the ability to pinpoint enemy bombers before they reached the English Channel. But to keep that under wraps . . . by the Ministry [Ministry of Information] provided another reason for their success: carrots."

PRODIGIOUS AMOUNTS OF CARROT AS CONSUMED LEADING TO SUPERIOR NIGHT VISION AND A REASON WHY BRITISH NIGHT-FIGHTER PILOTS ABLE TO SHOOT DOWN GERMAN BOMBERS DURING THE BLITZ?

NO! Vitamin A as consumed maintaining good night vision but not making for SUPERIOR night vision.

See previous blog entries the topic was vitamins and the military dimension:

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/12/vitamins-iii_23.html

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/12/vitamins-ii.html

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/12/vitamins-i.html

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Cancer.

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"The terrible history of Bikini Atoll is an ironic setting for research that might help people live longer."

"NATION/WORLD"

"Nuclear radiation doused corals, but they didn't get cancer"

"Bikini Atoll could hold clue to DNA defense"

That article by Doyle Rice USA TODAY as seen just recently in the Chicago Sun times.

"It has been more that 60 years since the United States dropped 23 atomic bombs on Bikini atoll, a small ring of sand sea teeming with corals in the Pacific Ocean."

"Scientists are trying to figure out why long-term radiation exposure from the nuclear tests on the area , about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, hasn't caused the marine invertebrates to develop cancer."

CORAL AS EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF RADIATION FROM REPEATED ATOMIC WEAPON DETONATIONS BUT NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS OF CANCER. A FINDING TOTALLY UNEXPECTED AND NEEDING MORE RESEARCH. A SERENDIPITOUS DISCOVERY OF MAJOR PROPORTIONS, TOTALLY UNANTICIPATED AND THE RESULT OF MILITARY ATOMIC BOMB TESTING?

That number # 1 locale in the United States to retire to, St. George Utah, USA having been "dusted" by many dozens [?] of above-ground nuclear tests from the 1950's. Radioactive fallout downwind of the detonations settling on St. George and done so repeatedly without protection or warning to the locals. And the situation in St. George with regard to radiation induced cancer and mutations is what??

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Year 2130.

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Concluding a series of blog entries extracts with some commentary, items as found at the J.R. Mooneyham Internet web site.

"last updated on or about 10-19-05"

DAY OF THE MACHINES!

"2130s subtrends and detours: state-of-the-art war technologies"

* "Only the poorest or most desperate of nations field human beings in direct physical combat now, as machines rule the battlefield."

THAT BATTLEFIELD TO INCLUDE SUBTERRANEAN WARFARE!

* "Yes, the subterranean option is a relatively new one, made feasible by recent technologies and new materials."

* "Basically we're talking underground robotic mini-subs/tractors here, which can tunnel at respectable speeds over respectable distances to attack/sabotage/spy on enemies from beneath."

* "One relatively new and scary weapon in the modern military arsenal now is man-made earthquakes and tidal waves (as well as countermeasures)."

* "Today [2130], even the human beings manning control and communications stations far from any actual combat tend to be cyborgs-- part biological, part machine."

* "Today camouflage/invisibility ranks among the highest priorities in military technologies."

* "Inert/dormant PestX clouds/carpets are increasingly being deployed as covert weapons systems due to their war flexibility and difficulty to detect while dormant."

* "Most truly important battles now are usually fought mostly at sea, under it, or in space or cyberspace."

* "There are LOTS of mercenaries now, using mixes of old and new military technologies, as well as improvisations of other ad hoc choices."

WITH REGARD TO THE TIDAL WAVE [TSUNAMI] WEAPON THE RUSSIAN ALREADY CLAIM THEY HAVE THEM IN PLACE!!

Also, cyborgs for everyone. Such technology is in the embryonic stages of development but is to an extent is now!

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Legion.

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Yet more from the J.R. Mooneyham Internet web site the FUTURE of warfare as anticipated by J.R. for the next one-hundred years forward!

"ORIGINAL  SUMMER 1995, REVISED 6-24-2000"

"My Name Is Legion"

"The new U.S. strategies and deterrence policies, circa 20X0"

"General"

* "Extraordinary anti-missile, anti aircraft defenses will become extremely popular"

* "Such expensive anti-missile and aircraft defenses will for a long time be the major remaining refuge for U.S. multi-billion dollar defense contractors."

* "Support of research and development for other super advanced (and super expensive) weapons systems will evaporate almost overnight, moving from the scale of $billions to $millions."

* "Limited use of tactical nuclear weapons will become fairly common, occurring at its height perhaps once every couple of years."

* "Aircraft carrier groups will no longer be deployed as broadly or aggressively as they once were, since they now will present inviting targets for low tech assaults."

* "The focus on technology upgrades of our forces will radically shift from being 'top-down' as today, to 'bottom-up'."

"A top-down approach (also known as stepwise design and in some cases used as a synonym of decomposition) is essentially the breaking down of a system to gain insight into its compositional sub-systems in a reverse engineering fashion."

"A bottom-up approach is the piecing together of systems to give rise to more complex systems, thus making the original systems sub-systems of the emergent system."

* "At the same time however, the total numbers of men enlisted in the armed forces will decline dramatically"

Use of atomic weapons will not be common but no so rare? It has been assumed [?] that a limited use of nukes is not possible.  Fire off one nuke or even a small number and escalation is inevitable and even obligatory?? That is the paradigm today. As to the future?

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Year 2060.

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Yet more extracts with some commentary from the J.R. Mooneyham Internet web site.

In this particular case the FUTURE of warfare in the year 2060  the topic.

"'Future War Technologies (of the 2060s)'  last updated on or about 2-6-02"

"2060s milestone: state-of-the-art war toys"

* "Though pestilence/pestX clouds were being used on a very limited scale as long ago as 30 years or more (and before that were depicted in many sci-fi entertainments), only recently have they become thoroughly familiar to and accepted as a fact-of-life by 'the man in the street' of the developed nations."

MICRO-MACHINES THE SIZE OF A MOSQUITO ARE [2017] ALREADY A REALITY!!

* "These locust-like clouds of death and destruction are today used by the advanced nations as the first wave of attack in war"

* "PestX clouds can penetrate almost anything short of heavily armored spacecraft or undersea vessels"

* "PestX clouds/carpets are typically composed of immense numbers of flea-sized/gnat-sized micro machines, that may fly, crawl, jump, or swim for mobility."

* "PestX technology has largely replaced elite covert military units of human beings."

* "Technology closely related to PestX also serves as something eerily akin to 'living skin' coating the exteriors of the most highly advanced aircraft/spacecraft of this time (mostly military craft)."

* "Other attributes of some war craft of this period (as well as commercial craft ruggedized to survive terrorism or peripheral involvement in military skirmishes) include cold plasma second skins of various sorts, serving a variety of purposes."

* "Super-cavitation technologies play an important role in many instances too today, including both commercial and military related transport and other devices."

* "The war machines of the developed nations have also better perfected their use of weather control over past decades."

* "Unfortunately for those who possess this new power, it is no longer as awesome to potential enemies as it might have been a half century or more earlier."

* "Virtually all submerged and airborne combat craft of the developed nations are either unmanned or remotely piloted."

 * "In major military actions still involving human participants on-site there are now two major categories of warrior involved (within the armed forces of the most advanced nations)"

* "First, 'hamburger' soldiers: soldiers equipped much like the elite of the 2030s, only with some updates of equipment and tactics (sometimes including a unit enjoying its own dedicated PestX carpet or cloud)."

* "Second are the 'dream-mare' soldiers: personnel essentially wearing considerably technologically advanced versions of circa 1998 Comanche helicopter/Abrams battle tanks, or other armament functionality as appropriate to the mission and environment."

* "For the vast majority of military personnel throughout the world, life has never been better."

* "On a somewhat related matter: USAmerican politicians and their military industrial complex 'sugar-daddies' . . . constantly cast about for new ideas to increase military or security budgets again, and so refill their private coffers."

* "Another reason military forces have been steadily downsizing is the emphasis many geo-physicals place on 'focused solutions' today; that is, the specific targeting of troublesome individuals and/or organizations to solve many problems"

* "Too, much actual conflict these days is of a cyber or economic nature, rather than physical."

* "The space battlefield of the 2060s. There's also space borne military operations to worry about."

To an extent already and as previously been mentioned PestX technology in the works and even tested. Swarms of micro-drones for battlefield use only now in the embryonic stage of development [?] but easily understood as being representative of the future.

See the You Tube video of a type of PestX technology at work. Impressive.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Russia 2025.

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More extracts with some commentary as from the J.R. Mooneyham Internet web site. In this particular case the future of Russia as a world-power the topic.

 "Last updated on or about 7-24-04".

"2025 milestone: The core remnant of the original Russia is becoming an important international player again"

* "It's taken Russia a long time to come to terms with its new economy and politics"

* "The 21st century rebirth of the Russian state is regarded by some as the greatest achievement yet of certain global Vigilante/virtual state factions, aided with widespread support from a substantial portion of Russian citizens."

* "Most all observers agree that the sudden influx of free or very low cost network computers and cheap Internet access via pizza-size satellite dishes was instrumental to the state's reorganization."

* "This reinvigorating of Russia began in small pockets throughout the country and spread from there."

* "Some of the brightest spots in Russia now include its entertainment industry."

* "Russia is considered in the present to be at least number two or three among high quality global cyber war forces."

* "Russia's cyber war expertise also proves a boon to further expansion and improvements to the embryonic virtual states online, as both Russia and surviving Israeli cyber war experts help support and protect many net servers from discovery, seizure, and regulation by the old world geopolitical establishment, both for financial and non-financial ones."

* "Russian medical technology is now considered state-of-the-art in many ways, and in high demand worldwide."

* "One particularly desirable feature of certain Russian medical products is 'guaranteed' protection from several common biological weapons agents-- as well as a dozen or so less scary but common health threats, too."

* "The Russian products [medical] were actually so good major battles were fought by many professional medical associations and other business concerns in USAmerica and elsewhere to block the sale of the equipment outside Russia"

* "Russia also found success in other highly individualistic markets as well, such as home security, environment, and power generation."

* "Though still somewhat embryonic, Russia also has a promising new modular housing industry ramping up to meet demand mostly in the still developing nations (as well as Russia itself)."

* "Russia has greatly lessened its dependence on biological and nuclear weapons for strategic defense"

THAT YEAR 2025 NOW APPROACHING AND THE RUSSIAN HAS ONCE MORE BECOME A WORLD-POWER AND "WORLD-PLAYER" OF SOME IMPORTANCE!

Ask yourself too, how much of what J.R. has seen as the future for Russian has become reality.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Salvage.

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"they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more". - - Isaiah 2:4

An extract with some commentary from the J.R. Mooneyham Internet web site, those items with a military dimension.

As originally was proposed by J.R. Mooneyham in 1992. Dated and not futuristic but still interesting. Never heard of this before either. George H.W. Bush the President Bush in this specific instance.

As was dated 12- 27- 92 the ICBM Salvage Proposal!

Military missiles [ICBM] to be taken out of operational status and tuned into ink pens? A result of the peace dividend as was spoken about in the aftermath of the collapse and dissolution of the old Soviet Union.

"I [J.R.] came up with the ICBM Salvage Proposal in a fit of anger and disbelief, sparked by a CNN Headline News report I saw on or about Oct. 18, 1991. The report said the Bush administration had proposed melting down all the ICBMs into ink pens for charity".

1. "More on Bush’s Plan by J.R. Mooneyham"

"NASA admits recycling the ICBMs could work; but they're opposed to the idea anyway:"

Intercontinental-ballistic-missile [ICBM] the large numbers of which not needed for deterrent as was necessary during the Cold War not reduced to scrap and made into ballpoint pens but rather boosting into orbit space stations of the Skylab variety.

2. "More on the Rational Plan by J.R. Mooneyham"

"2,400 ICBMs could put into orbit an estimated 3, 000 tons of assorted satellites, robotic platforms, or space station components within the next three to six years, at a huge discount over the past. This would be roughly the equivalent of thirty Skylabs*, each equipped with its own Apollo class command/ service module."


Skylab space stations as existed at the time [1992]. Dozens of these spacecraft could have been placed into orbit, the benefits to the human species quite large.

"About forty percent of these missiles are in the U.S. arsenal. The rest are in the Soviet store. The Soviets are in desperate need of hard currency. Therefore, it would make sense for America and Western Europe to 'buy' the Soviet missiles for their own use".

* "The greatest historic obstacle to space exploitation has now been removed"

* "Orbiting factories could give national Earth-side installations an edge over foreign competitors"

* "A long term boost to global economic growth and technological innovation"

* "A way to ease the conversion of defense industries to consumer oriented markets"

Sadly it did not come to pass!

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Mooneyham!

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  "Who is J.R. Mooneyham, and what are his qualifications for speculating about the future of government, business, technology, and society?"

As was "last updated on or about 1-23-09".

Here begins a series of blog entries the topic of which is the FUTURE OF WARFARE! Based on extracts from the writings of J.R. Mooneyham. See the J.R. Internet web site here.

As to J.R. himself, his background and apparent protean intellect and curiosity consider:

"Who is J.R. Mooneyham?"

* "He is a science fiction writer, author"

* "He is a researcher and futurist, author"

* "He is a web philanthropist"

* "Mooneyham has long been known as something of a geek"

* "He may have misspent his youth a bit as an outlaw super car driver and dabbling in experimental aircraft concepts"

* "Lately he's been focusing his decades of experience in entrepreneurial self-employment towards building novel new e-commerce models"

* "Mooneyham has been a computer user since the late nineteen-seventies"

* "Mooneyham's original college education was more heavily weighted with engineering disciplines than computer science"

* "Mooneyham has served as a corporate computer consultant and network administrator, and also played entrepreneur"

* "Mooneyham also worked as a professional writer and artist for many years"

* "Mooneyham too has worked at blue collar jobs in various factories, as well as construction at oil refineries/chemical plants in his younger days"

* "During the Cold War Mooneyham was a bonafide survivalist, undertaking much of the intellectual/physical pursuits and preparedness measures that implies."

* "Mooneyham has personal experience ranging from being a 'super car' designer/builder in his youth, to having helped with projects building robotic workstations for Ford Motor Company."

* "Mooneyham discovered a great personal interest in the economics and history of technology (both past and future) at an early age"

* "Mooneyham's experience [In the field of human nature and society] includes being raised within a large family (six children) in a small town, and living and working there as well as other small towns across the USA, and larger metro areas as well"

 * "Mooneyham is a US citizen"

DO NOT consider J.R. to be merely a dabbler or a dilettante. Within certain quarters J.R. and his ideas taken very seriously:

"Mooneyham has provided technical consultation and administration for business involved in prototyping work for DARPA (a US military research and development institution), as well as performed in various competitive intelligence roles for certain US companies/executives, in industries including the automotive and computer fields. During late 2001 and early 2002 Mooneyham served as an informal consultant to certain US military planning operations. Mooneyham also has associates/contacts who have provided technical services to US military and intelligence agencies (including the CIA)."

More to follow!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Doklam

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"Some damn fool thing in the Balkans"

"Some damn fool thing in Doklam?"

Suddenly and out of nowhere it seems tensions of a geo-political nature between China and India have increased markedly and everyone must sit up and take notice. Yet one more geography lesson for the average-everyday American.

Thanks to the article as seen at Freeper:

"China's warmongery"

"China's warmongery Not an ambassador of peace. The dogs of war are growling and if the India-China-Bhutan standoff in the Doklam plateau escalates, they would soon be upon us. However, even before things come to such a pass, the Chinese media, it seems, is egging on its government to flex its military muscles against India and teach New Delhi 'a bitter lesson'."


Read further the entire issue of Doklam and the potentiality thereof. India/China/Bhutan and an endless border dispute that seems to be without amelioration.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Beck.

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"Peace is a precious and a desirable thing. Our generation, bloodied in wars, certainly deserves peace. But peace, like almost all things of this world, has its price, a high but a measurable one. We in Poland do not know the concept of peace at any price. There is only one thing in the lives of men, nations and countries that is without price. That thing is honor." - - Josef Beck.

As is germane to the previous blog entry, NONE of this I was even remotely aware of! World War Two as begun by the German attack on Poland could have been averted. That this did not occur was the fault of the Polish Foreign Minister Beck?

Thanks to the Telegraph and the story by Nick Holdsworth from 2008 the original tip from World War II magazine.

"Stalin 'planned to send a million troops to stop Hitler if Britain and France agreed pact'"

"Stalin was 'prepared to move more than a million Soviet troops to the German border to deter Hitler's aggression just before the Second World War'"

"Papers which were kept secret for almost 70 years show that the Soviet Union proposed sending a powerful military force in an effort to entice Britain and France into an anti-Nazi alliance."

AN ANTI-HITLER COALITION THAT WOULD HAVE INVOLVED STATIONING SOVIET TROOPS ON THE BORDER BETWEEN GERMANY AND POLAND!

"Such an agreement could have changed the course of 20th century history, preventing Hitler's pact with Stalin which gave him free rein to go to war with Germany's other neighbours."

AT THAT EXACT MOMENT IN TIME [1939] HITLER NEITHER WILLING OR ABLE TO CONFRONT AND GO TO WAR WITH THE SOVIET UNION! THE POLES ALSO FOR THEIR OWN PARTICULAR REASONS UNWILLING TO ALLOW SOVIET TROOPS TO BE STATIONED ON THEIR TERRITORY.

That figure of one million Soviet troops way too high?  More like three divisions. A force of army size about 50,000 soldiers probably more accurate.

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Andreev.

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World War Two history courtesy of the Russian. 

From that January/February 2016 issue of World War II magazine this article surprises:

"Russian Pins Second World War Start on Poland"

"A Russian diplomat started a rumpus in September [2015] by claiming that Poland had a hand in Starting World War II, outraging Poles and exacerbating tensions between the countries. During the 1930's 'Poland repeatedly blocked the formation of a coalition against Hitler's Germany.' 'Poland therefor was partly responsible for the disaster which then took place.'"

Poland "partly responsible" according to Russian Ambassador Sergey Andreev.

IS THERE ANY CREDENCE TO THIS ASSERTION? POLISH STUBBORNNESS AND PRIDE RESPONSIBLE [IN PART] FOR THE SECOND WORLD WAR?

Additionally from the July/August 2016 edition of the same magazine we have the comment of Steve Tiber:

"France and England sent a delegation to Moscow, to negotiate how to stop Hitler . . . [Stalin] suggested putting three Red Army division on the German-Polish border to enforce the Polish Army."

That response of the Polish Foreign Secretary [Beck] to such a proposal negative in the EXTREME!

More to follow on this topic.

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Atomic Barge.

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NOT the first of its kind!

The first Soviet/Russian floating nuclear power-station. YES! But not the first of its kind!

From Sputnik originally reported one year ago [2016]. Such a power-station have an obvious military application. True!

"Cutting-Edge Russian Floating Nuclear Power Station Undergoes Mooring Tests"

"The first of its kind floating nuclear power station, Akademik Lomonosov, developed by Rosatom started mooring tests on Friday . . . tests will be held at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg, according to the press service of the Rosatom Corporation. Akademik Lomonosov has a length of 144 meters and width of 30 meters. It has a displacement of 21,500 tons and a capacity of 69 people as crew members. For power generation, it has two modified KLT-40 naval propulsion reactors together providing up to 70 MW of electricity or 300 MW of heat."

This atomic barge however NOT NECESSARILY THE FIRST OF A KIND!

During that period of the Cold War the U.S. Army also having the atomic barge. Those personnel the operators having the highest variable-reenlistment-bonus [VRB] multiplier of any MOS in the army.

Furthermore regarding the power station thanks to the story from the Financial Express and the tip from Captain Al this event as occurred only yesterday:

"Fire breaks out on floating nuclear plant at Russia shipyard"

"Russia's emergency services ministry says a fire broke out on the floating nuclear power plant being built at a shipyard near the center of St Petersburg, but was extinguished before anyone was injured."

These barges with power station to be deployed where ever needed. Primarily the Russian Far East? Military application obvious?

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Panfilov.

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From a recent edition of World War II magazine and as extracted from same:

"Russian Historian Deflates Legend, Career"

"A veteran historian [Russian] who debunked Soviet-era myths about WWII was demoted."

"The Panfilov Division's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen . . . commonly referred to simply as Panfilov's Men . . . were a group of soldiers from the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division who took part in the defense of Moscow during World War II. According to official Soviet history, they were all killed in action on 16 November 1941, after destroying 18 German tanks. The Twenty-Eight were collectively endowed with the title Hero of the Soviet Union. An investigation by Soviet authorities in 1948, since declassified, revealed that the description of the events was not accurate. Not all the twenty eight were killed — six of the soldiers were still alive. One of them was arrested in 1947 on charges of high treason and confessed to having 'voluntarily' surrendered to German troops and later joined a German police force.The findings were kept secret, and the Twenty-Eight Guardsmen were considered national heroes."

"Last year [2015] Sergei Mironenko published declassified 1948 documents proving that the heroics were exaggerated and that some of the supposed martyrs had survived.".

"Mironenko said their actions were not just a myth, but a deliberate 'falsification'. Mironenko also courted controversy last year when he criticized Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany."

ANY AND ALL CRITICISM OF THE SOVIET WAR EFFORT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR NOW FORBIDDEN IN RUSSIA BY LAW! TRUTH IS NO DEFENSE IN THIS REGARD!

In this particular instance the exaggeration and myth as created not so excessively so. As I perceive.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Logistics Oil.

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Ancient and even some not so ancient warfare as highly dependent on horses. See the two previous blog entries.

Within the modern context here with some quotations regarding the production and consumption of oil as needed for the war machine of the last one-hundred years or so. Logistical considerations above all!

"Logistics Quotations"

"Posted by Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)"

“He who owns the oil will own the world, for he will rule the sea by means of the heavy oils, the air by means of the ultra-refined oils, and the land by means of gasoline and the illuminating oils.” -- Henri Berenger, French diplomat, 1921

“To fight, we must have oil for our machine.” -- Adolph Hitler

“The war was decided by engines and octane.” -- Joseph Stalin, referring to the outcome of World War II

“No matter how well fed, equipped, or officered, without oil and gasoline the modern army is a hopeless monster, mire and marked for destruction.” -- T.H. Vail Motter, U.S. Army Historian

“The primary cause of our failure was a shortage of fuel.” -- General Paul von Kleist, Commander, Panzer Forces, Army Group A in Russia

“Our ships sailed on water, but they moved on oil, and the demand never ceased.” -- Rear Admiral W.R. Carter, U.S.N.

“The raids of the Allied air fleets on the German fuel supply installations were the most important of the combined factors which brought about the collapse of Germany.” -- General Adolf Galland Commander, German Fighter Force

“A plentiful and reliable supply of petroleum products was probably the single most vital factor in establishing Allied logistical superiority over the German Army.” -- The Quartermaster Corps

“It was a war begun as a fight for oil and ended by the lack of it.” -- Asahi Shimbun, on the Allied victory in the Pacific in World War II

“God was on the side of the nation that had the oil.” -- Professor Wakimura, Tokyo Imperial University

SIX-SEVENTHS OF THAT AMOUNT OF OIL AS NEEDED BY THE ALLIED FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [WW2] FROM AMERICAN PRODUCTION!

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William.

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"Lieutenants think tactics, generals think logistics"

Scheisse merde skatá  gówno.

From the Professor Al Nofi CIC # 150 and as is germane to the previous blog entry:

"William the Conqueror and the Logistics of the Conquest"

That army of William the Conqueror in 1066 prior to the invasion of England and specifically with the disposal of solid and liquid waste, human and animal both!!

One pound = 2.2 kilograms. One gallon = 3.8 liters. One ton = 1,000 kilograms.

"Of course not only did William have to supply food and water, he also had to cope with the consequences of large numbers of men and horses consuming food and water. Each day William’s men would each have left about three pounds of feces and perhaps a quart of urine, for a daily output of about 21 tons of more-or-less solids plus perhaps 3,500 gallons of liquids. For the entire month the army was at Dives-sur-mer, this would have amounted to some 650 tons and nearly 110,000 gallons. But, as with rations, those figures pale when compared to the equivalent numbers for horses. A horse produces some 20 pounds of feces and 7.5-8.5 gallons of urine a day. So for the month the army was in camp William had to deal with about 930 tons of horse manure and 480,000-720,00 gallons of urine."

SUCH ARE THE LOGISTICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF THE SENIOR MILITARY COMMANDER, MERELY TO SUSTAIN HIS ARMY EVEN WHEN NOT IN COMBAT!
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Hannibal.

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"QUEEN’S DUNG BOFFINS GET TO BOTTOM OF HANNIBAL ALPS RIDDLE IN PIECE OF 2000-YEAR-OLD POO".

Battlefield archeology the type of activity which the British eccentrics are famous for. Boffins what they are called [scientists with an arcane and esoteric specialty] their analysis of bacteria used to determine the route as used by Hannibal Barca and his army during their famous march through the Alps.

"poo - - noun, Informal. 1. excrement."

"How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?"

"He pulled off one of the greatest military feats ever. Now new scientific evidence points to Hannibal’s legendary route to Rome"

YOU NEED TO READ IT ALL. ASTOUNDING TO THE EXTENT PEOPLE STUDY THIS TOPIC THOSE MEANS AND METHODOLOGY EXTRAORDINARY.

Further, as to Hannibal the man also an inspired leader of the most profound sort. Grand strategist, strategist, tactician, leader, and combat fighter of the most amazing sort!!

 “'Hannibal wasn’t just a brilliant strategist and military tactician,' . . . 'He understood the complexity of human behavior, that command involved more than giving orders and intimidating men to follow him—it involved compromise and shrewd leadership. He impressed the enemy with his courage and daring and swordplay, fighting on the front lines, wading into the thick of battle.'"


Image courtesy of Margaret Kimball. What exact route did the army of Hannibal take? Various authorities offer various explanations, primarily relying upon the accounts of the ancients. Click on image to see a larger view.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Cemeteries.

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From a variety of sources as reported Muslims behaving badly in a very unseemly way. Bad behavior with a military dimension.

Iraq!

1. "Iraq cemetery containing graves of British servicemen is destroyed"

"A First and Second World War cemetery in Basra has been destroyed by vandals and looters"

Libya!

2. "Grave Robbery"

"Rumor: Video shows a group of Muslims destroying burial plots of non-Muslims at a British WWII cemetery in Libya."

NOW even Yemen!

3. "Vile masked Islamists use sledgehammers to destroy graves of British war heroes"

"BARBARIC ISIS militants have desecrated the graves of British war heroes with sledgehammers and crowbars while on a senseless rampage"

IN ALL FAIRNESS [??] AND AS IS MENTIONED BY SNOPES ISLAMIC STATE SALAFISTS THE VERY NOTION OF A CEMETERY WITH MONUMENTS, HEADSTONES, GRAVE MARKERS CONSIDERED AS A FORM OF IDOL WORSHIP!

The British military in their long history burying their falalen troops in the soil where they fell. NOT repatriating the bodies to England!

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Allied WMD.

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Here with instances of allied personnel exposed to chemical agent [mustard gas] for experimental purposes as was the case during the Second World War [WW2].

"New book says amount of mustard gas exposure in World War II may be higher than acknowledged by government"

From the article by Chuck Raasch as seen in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch  Jun 27, 2017

"Quoting recent public estimates of experiments conducted on more than 2,500 Canadians, 2,500 Australians, 7,000 Britons and 60,000 Americans, Smith [Susan L. Smith, a history professor at Canada’s University of Alberta in Edmonton.] writes: 'These are all likely low estimates due to incomplete records and government restrictions on still-classified military records.'”

Now with the rest of the story. American sailors when enlisting and prior to induction asked if they were willing to volunteer for a special program. VOLUNTEER!

All VOLUNTEERS guaranteed NO OVERSEAS DUTY for the duration of the war.

MEANING NO POSSIBILITY OF COMBAT DUTY!1

VOLUNTEERS not told the nature of the program. Chemical warfare experimentation. VOLUNTEERS all sworn to secrecy.

VOLUNTEERS locked into a gas chamber, told to mask, poison gas then released.

Testing of masks, filters, decontamination procedures all conducted WITH LIVE SUBJECTS!!

This project for a period of years after the end of WW2 highly [??] classified. INDEED, records STILL classified?

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Haider Iraq.

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Also from the DEBKAfile newsletter and as copied more less in entirety; eight months into the battle for Mosul the Iraqi central government in Baghdad somewhat jubilant perhaps prematurely so?

"Contrary to Iraqi PM's announcement, end of ISIS 'caliphate' is still far off"

 29 June.

"Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Thursday evening that the ISIS "caliphate" has come to an end after Iraqi special forces in the city of Mosul captured the ruins of al-Nuri mosque, where in 2014 Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate's establishment. As usual, the Iraqi prime minister's comments were greatly exaggerated. The capture of the mosque blown up by ISIS last week was an important step but the city is not completely in government hands. Also, there are large areas nearby including in Anbar province and the Euphrates valley in western Iraq where ISIS remains in complete control. Meanwhile, there were reports on Thursday that the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish militia supported by the US, had completely surrounded the city of Raqqa that was once considered the ISIS capital in Syria. However, there are still large areas in the central, eastern and southern parts of the country that are still controlled by the terrorist organization. ISIS forces are retreating on most fronts but they are not in flight and there are no signs that they are collapsing."

A military force while retreating in a disorganized and unplanned manner beaten. A military force retreating in an organized and planned manner not beaten. The latter rather than the former is ISIL?

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Chemicals Syria!

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

"From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter some details regarding a threatened use of chemical agents by those forces loyal to Assad of Syria. Preparations for the use of chemicals evidently observed in advance and an appropriate warning issued by American authorities. Chemical attack averted!! So is the allegation.

1. "US sternly warns Assad against chemical attack"

 27 June

"Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday night that the US 'has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.'"

 2. "Haley: Russia and Iran to share blame for any chemical attacks by Assad"

 27 June.

"The US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley declared on Twitter that any chemical weapons attack by Bashar Assad's Syrian government on his own citizens 'will be blamed on Assad but also on Russia and Iran who support him killing his own people.'"

 3. "Macron agrees to work with Trump against a new Assad chemical attack"

 27 June.

In a phone call Tuesday, President Emmanuel Macron told President Donald Trump that Paris could launch unilateral air strikes against targets in Syria in their common response to a new chemical attack in Syria.

4. "US may preempt an Assad chemical strike in Syria"

 27 June.

"Signs were gathering in Washington and the Middle East Tuesday, June 26 that the Trump administration was preparing a substantial military operation against the Syrian army and Bashar Assad's allies, such as the foreign pro-Iranian Shiite militias and Hizballah. Some US military sources suggested that an American preemptive strike was in store in the coming hours to prevent Assad's army from again resorting to chemical warfare against his people."

5. "US prevented imminent Syrian chemical weapon attack: Mattis"

 28 June.

"The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad halted preparations for its latest chemical weapon attack after Washington warned Damascus that it would pay a heavy price for such a strike, American Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters on Wednesday"

More than mere retaliation was on the table here? "Preemptive strike" as it is referred to was considered and plans made, apparent to all?

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