Saturday, December 8, 2018

White.

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Some info courtesy of Sputnik  [controlled media outlet?] regarding the White Helmets. Self-described Syrian civil defense workers independent of the Syrian regime. As accused by the Russian  White Helmets in league with those adversaries of the despot Assad.

1. "Aleppo Chemical Attack May Be Work of White Helmets - Russian MoD (PHOTO, VIDEO)"

"Moscow and Damascus have repeatedly accused the White Helmets NGO of staging a number of provocations in Syria involving chemical weapons attacks to influence public opinion and provide foreign powers with a justification for interventions in the Arab country."

2. "White Helmets Stage Attacks to Give Pretext to US to Attack Syria – Prof"

"Haaretz reported that Turkey has dispatched troops to Idlib, Syria to reinforce its presence in the province. The reinforcements come despite the Turkish defense minister’s recent warnings against a military solution."

White Helmets the allegation of staged FALSE FLAG chemical attacks quite common in controlled [?] Russian media outlets such as Sputnik, Russian Times, etc. Assad not guilty as charged by the White Helmets?

A devoted reader to the blog has a better handle on the situation with the White Helmets? I am at a loss. Secret services of the various interventionist nations involved in the Syrian Civil War knew the correct answer to the FALSE FLAG accusations?

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Friday, December 7, 2018

CBRN.

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Yet one more state-of-the-art piece of Russian military hardware as having been sent to Syria. Field test under real-world conditions.

Thanks to the tip and story from Strategy Page:

"NBC Weapons: CBRN In Syria"


"December 6, 2018: In late 2018 Russia, sent its latest CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) detection vehicle into a combat zone for the first time. This RKhM-6 CBRN is a modified version of the 14 ton BTR-80 8x8 wheeled armored vehicle. The turret is augmented with a similar structure containing sensors for various toxic materials. There is also a thermal imaging sensor . . .  Chemical weapons have been used numerous times in Syria and there are conflicting accusations about who is responsible."

CONFLICTING ALLEGATIONS AND ACCUSATIONS.

The Syrian government, the Russians and the despot Assad all say the reports of chemical weapons attack are unsubstantiated and bogus. Propaganda. Even FALSE-FLAG operations as perpetrated by those in opposition to Assad!

The White Helmets, those self-described Syrian civil defense workers as allied with the anti-Assad rebels say the regime in Damascus is responsible for chemical warfare attacks of a repeated nature.

So WHO exactly is to blame? A RKhM-6 can help resolve the matter?

"Truth is the first casualty of war!" This is so? The devoted reader to the blog must decide this for themselves?

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

VIFF.

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The Russians have it. The Chinese have it. The English had it. The Americans do not have it?

VIFF = thrust vector in forward flight.

"Thrust vectoring, also thrust vector control or TVC, is the ability of an aircraft, rocket, or other vehicle to manipulate the direction of the thrust from its engine(s) or motor(s) in order to control the attitude or angular velocity of the vehicle."

Modern Russian and Chinese warplanes having TVC and the "one-up" game-changer? TVC allowing for aerial combat maneuvers that cannot be matched. Russian and Chinese combat aviators now possessing an undisputed advantage?

1. "Harriers Could Gain the Upper Hand in a Dogfight by Literally Stopping Midair"

2. "China's New Upgrade Makes Its Fighter Jets Wildly Maneuverable"

 The J-10 fighter plane gets thrust vector control, a technology that allows for wild acrobatic aerial maneuvers.

3.  "Sukhoi SU-57 Russian Super Stealth fighter jets Amazing maneuver"


Thrust vectoring the proverbial game-changer? Russian and Chinese combat pilots will possess an overwhelming advantage in technology for which the opposition will have no answer? Is that what this is?

From a conversation with an acknowledged aviation authority regarding this matter:

"Those capabilities can be countered if an opponent is aware and expecting them. Many Russian planes have long had the thrust vectoring abilities, so this is now not unique in ACM [Air combat maneuvering]. The Western allies have been training with these characteristics in mind, and their tactics and strategies are developed to deal with them. These can include certain maneuvers, different tactics and even strategies. It is an enhanced capability for those new Chinese fighter planes, but it is no longer a game changer."

Forewarned is forearmed. 

Thrust vectoring impressive YES but hardly the "game changer" as many might assume.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Korobov.

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Strong as a horse one moment, the next moment gone?

As acknowledged and reported by various sources the head of Russian army military intelligence [GRU] has passed. Korobov!

Unexpectedly?

1. "Head of Russia's GRU Spy Agency Dies After Illness - WSJ"

"The head of the Russian intelligence agency that the West says meddled in the U.S. presidential elections in 2016 has died."

 2. "Russia GRU chief Igor Korobov dies of illness after UK spy ..."

"The head of Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, has died from illness, according to officials in Moscow."

3. "Head of Russian Skripal-linked GRU spy agency dies"

"The head of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, General Igor Korobov, has died aged 62 ..."

NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY. THANKS TO THE ESTEEMED AND SELF-DESCRIBED POLEMICIST ALEXANDER BOOT!

"Russian generals are dying to reveal a secret"

Senior Russian military commanders it seems in the HABIT of dying premature deaths from a variety of causes. Korobov only one of many even from recent history.

That predecessor of Korobov also dying a premature and unexplained death. A clear and persistent pattern exists! As it was in 2016 as it is now in 2018.

"And yes, 2016 is only a couple of weeks old, but Colonel-General Igor Sergun, head of Russia’s military intelligence, has already died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 58."

Devoted readers to the blog draw your own conclusions!

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Outcome.

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From the latest edition of the BBC HISTORY Magazine:

"Was it worth it?"

"Did the outcome of the first World War justify the enormous loss of life? We ask two leading historians . . . to put the case, both for and against."

Yes.

Professor Gary Sheffield.       

"Imperfect as the world undoubtedly was in 1918, a scenario in which Germany was victorious would have been much worse."

In the nutshell Germany victory would have meant:

1. "France a vassal state."

2. "Belgium a de facto German colony."

3. "Liberal democracy in Europe gone."           

No.

Professor Richard Evans.

1. "The war destroyed Europe's economy for a generation. it did not recover until the 1950's."

2. "Politically, the war ended the slow and uneven progress the world had made towards greater democracy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries."

3. "Within a few years, in any case, burgeoning democracies had been replaced by brutal and corrupt dictatorships."

Nazi Germany. Fascist Italy and Spain. Communist Soviet Union all of them foremost!

FROM MY OWN PERSPECTIVE, BY 1918 EVERYONE HAD MORE OR LESS FORGOTTEN WHY THEY WERE FIGHTING THE WAR IN THE FIRST PLACE. 1914, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA AND ALL THAT WAY IN THE PAST.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

A759.

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French to the rescue?

From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter:

"A French spy ship reserved for trouble spots joins USS Truman in Syrian waters"

24 November.

"The French Dupuy de Lome spy ship [A759] has reached Syrian waters and begun operating in conjunction with the USS Harry Truman and its five-ship strike force . . . the Dupuy le Lome, is reserved by the Directorate of Military Intelligence of France (DRM) for deployment to the world’s flash points ahead of or amid military flareups . . .  Beamed to the French ship is intelligence gathered by US reconnaissance aircraft in the air over Syria since last May. These USAF MC-12S EMARSS and MC-12W Liberty planes have for some months been making passes over Syria from their base on the island of Crete. command centers."

Not so much "spy" as intelligence gathering.

Read further of the MC-12, EMARSS and MC-12W aircraft and missions.

"Américains et français ensemble. merci et tout va bien"

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CODE.

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CALL ME SKYNET?

As seen at Freeper and thanks to same.

"DARPA conducts ground and flight tests of CODE-equipped UASs (Interesting defense info)"

"The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) collaborative operations in denied environment (CODE) programme has conducted ground and flight tests of CODE-equipped unmanned aerial systems (UASs). Conducted recently at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, US, the tests successfully demonstrated aircraft autonomy and collaboration with minimal live human commands."

MINIMAL HUMAN COMMANDS AND MAYBE [??] NO HUMAN COMMANDS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES?

"Skynet is a fictional artificial neural network-based conscious group mind and artificial general intelligence system "

Fictional? Fictional? Obviously this is an effort to prevent jamming, hacking and intrusion from disrupting a UAV [s]. Humans lose control the machine goes autonomous and continues the mission. WHY THEN EVEN NEED HUMANS IN THE FIRST PLACE WILL BE A LOGICAL NEXT STEP?

See previous blog entries the topic Skynet and autonomous combat systems:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/03/rambo.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/05/mutt-sc.html

OH, I'm telling you people, beware while you still can!! Rise of the machines closer than you think!

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