Friday, May 24, 2019

Mystics.

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IDF = Israel Defense Forces.

"Mystic - n - a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge"

Believe me, there hasn't been anything like this since the Vietnam War over fifty years ago now.

Supernatural [?] powers used during a time of war or conflict able to detect tunnels as used by criminals/terrorists/guerrillas/insurgents.

"Report: IDF Officers Convinced Kabbalist Rabbis Located Terror Tunnels"

Thanks to various sources and the article by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz.

"A recently released media report detailed how two mystic rabbis patrolled Israel’s border and successfully identified the locations of tunnels terrorists had dug into Israel. Several officers were sufficiently impressed to recommend using them in future IDF operations but more senior officers have refused."

Adepts able to locate underground passages/chambers/tunnels using some sort of super-human ability??

Sounds too good to be true. Even the skeptics however seem to be impressed.

Again, last time means and methods of this sort used by American troops during the Second Indo-China War using dowsing sticks as a means [futile] to detect underground complexes of the Viet Cong.

Count me among the hard to convince unless proven otherwise.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Vernacular.

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French submarine contract with Australia I had thought was a done deal. But that turned out to be not so.

French Shortfin Barracuda class no, Japanese Soryu class YES! Next generation Australian submarine force a $60 billion dollar contract with the French for the long term now in abeyance. The French having already invested heavily in the project and wanting compensation.

FRENCH NOT HAPPY!

From WIZARD through Sharkhunters:

"Australia will be forced to make multi-million-dollar compensation payments to France if the future submarine program is terminated, a break payment of €250 million euros (about $404 million) would apply if the French delivered a detailed submarine design and Australia then chose to go no further."

"If Australia accepted its first completed submarine but decided to cancel future orders, the Commonwealth would have to pay the French company about $355 million.  The submarine project needed to be organized so that French translations were not just into English, but Australian English, and for employees 'to speak a common language in cultural terms'" 

"The French company was accused of giving Taiwan $400,000,000 so they would buy subs from them and gave $100,000,000 to China to keep them happy.  So, one wonders if the Australian Federal Police will show any interest in the deal between France and Australia. The first of the new French-designed submarines are not due to be in service until the mid-2030s."

See previous blog entry [with further embedded links] regarding this topic:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/10/impasse.html

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

XII MAS.

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Italian contribution to the Siege of Leningrad, World War Two.

Consider this to be a new one on me. Devoted readers to the blog also?

Italian naval commando unit, motor-torpedo-boat squadron. Lake Ladoga. Intercept and interdict Soviet shipping. Prevent the besieged city of Leningrad from being re-supplied!

"The XIIª Squadriglia Squadriglia MAS . . . was a formation of the Italian Royal Navy . . . which served on Lake Ladoga as part of the Axis siege of Leningrad during World War II."


Click on image to see an enlarged view. An Italian motor-torpedo-boat [MTB] of the World War Two era. As was active on Lake Ladoga during the Siege of Leningrad.

Actions of the XII MAS on Lake Ladoga inconclusive. From the wiki entry:

"Following its 1000-mile journey [via railroad] to its area of operations, XII MAS served on Lake Ladoga for a 90-day period, making 59 sorties, and engaging in 17 actions, during which they sank a Soviet gunboat (Bira class) and a merchant ship of 1300 tons. Despite the skill and enthusiasm which the MAS brought to this corner of the Eastern Front, they were unable to stop, or even seriously inconvenience, Soviet efforts to maintain supply route to Leningrad"

Soviet military intelligence [GRU] before, during and after the Second World War having a grudging admiration and respect for Italian naval commando units. As described by the Soviet era defector Suvorov:

"before the Second World War Italy's technology was at an incredibly high level . . . achievements, especially in the sphere of aviation, submarines and high-speed launches, were really amazing . . . the Italians were the unrecognized geniuses of military and naval technology." - - Suvorov.

ITALIAN NAVAL COMMANDO UNITS DURING WW2 EVEN TRAINING AND PREPARING FOR A MISSION TO SABOTAGE NAVAL AND MERCHANT SHIPPING VICINITY NEW YORK HARBOR. AN ATTACK WHICH DID NOT COME TO FRUITION BUT ENVISIONED AND IN THE WORKS TO SOME EXTENT.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Magdeburg.

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For JESUS and Mary!

I recommend highly and without reservation or qualification this You Tube video. All thanks to You Tube.

"Surviving the Battle 1631 - The Sack of Magdeburg"


Magdeburg the Thirty Years War in the microcosm. Warfare as fought by the rules and mores of the era. 

See previous blog entries the topic the Thirty Years War:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/08/florin.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/03/comet-1618.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/05/fortitude.html

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Florida.

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For shame!!

Yet one more incident of American military personnel behaving badly. Thanks to the  Russian media outlet Sputnik.

"Sailors Used 'RAPE LIST' to Rank Female Crew members Aboard US Sub - Report"

"Sailors aboard a US guided missile submarine [USS Florida] reportedly created a so-called 'rape list' in 2018 where they ranked female crew members and detailed the sexual acts they wanted to perform with them"

EVIDENTLY THERE HAVE BEEN FOR SOME TIME MIXED-GENDER CREWS ON AMERICAN MISSILE FIRING SUBMARINES. THIS I WAS NOT AWARE OF.

"The incident followed a 2014 scandal surrounding a video recording of female officers and midshipmen undressing in a shower aboard another American submarine, the USS Wyoming. It was revealed that for a year, a sailor had been filming his crew mates [female?] showering without their knowledge."

The intention of the U.S. Navy according to what I knew was that two Virginia class submarines were to have an all-female "manning" table but that was in the future at least as of 2011. The future in reality at least to an extent is already so?

See other instances of American military personnel behaving badly:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/10/dwi-darwin.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/01/clip-sheet.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/11/restricted.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/10/usafa.html

When in the military you are expected to comport yourself in a more discipline manner. Failure to do so can bring harsh punishment and don't expect less.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Jawan.

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Smart phones. Applications. Social media. Malware. Military intelligence.

How many times now have I had blog entries concerning this topic? Social media as it is referred to in this instance as the "honey pot". Entice and trap the unwary soldier via a Smart Phone.

Even in India this occurs!!

"Indian soldier [jawan]  leaked sensitive info to Pakistani ‘honey pot’ on Facebook"

"honey pot - - something or some location that is attractive or rewarding and that entices a specific group of people"

Thanks to the Russian Internet web site Russian Times [RT].

"An Indian Army clerk [jawan] has been arrested for passing information on troop movements and military exercises to a Pakistani spy on Facebook and WhatsApp and may have been paid for his betrayal"

"The Indian Army announced a nationwide crackdown on social media “honey-traps” in January, and military intelligence has been conducting spot-checks of soldiers’ phones and laptops ever since, warning them not to post any photos or share any material containing sensitive military information . . . In this particular model of honey-trap, attractive young women 'like' and comment on soldiers’ social media photos and gradually ply them for more information under the guise of flirtation and developing a 'relationship.' As the dialogue moves into private messages, 'intimate' videos and photos are exchanged, and the women – who invariably turn out to be ISI operatives – can then blackmail soldiers into telling everything they know."

Boys, be aware and beware!! Heather, Holly, Amber, Mallory probably really isn't Heather, Holly, Amber, Mallory! Expect fully well Heather, Holly, Amber, Mallory not even to be a she!

You have been warned!!

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bottom.

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Submarine back in service. Submarine back out of service.

From a variety of sources through Sharkhunters. Thanks to STEINER LIED, Matthias Gebauer and "Der Spiegel".

"LOVE THAT SEA BOTTOM"

German submarine U-36 first patrol after spending a considerable time in shipyard for repair now damaged again and out of commission? So it seems

"It seems that U-36 was at sea her first deployment since spending almost a year in the shipyards for major repairs.  She didn’t get far and as she was departing the Norwegian port of Haakonsvern this past Tuesday, she ran aground, causing serious damage to the boat . . . This set-back with U-36 will most likely put her back in the yards again, reducing their [German navy] number of operational boats to two."

Normally a submarine captain for such an action losing his command and permanently placed on desk duty for the remainder of his career

Admiral Doenitz would hardly be pleased.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Asphyxiation.

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From the Internet web site English/Russian the World War Two [WW] story of the Ajimshkai quarries. Various spellings of Ajimushkai existing.

"HEROES OF AJIMUSHKAI STONE QUARRIES"

Underground warfare WW2 style. Soviets versus Germans. Soviets besieged for a period of almost six months. Incredible deprivation and sacrifice, almost complete in totality of casualties.

"May, 1942. During fierce fighting the German army conquers the Kerch peninsula. Troops of the Crimean front have to evacuate to the Taman, but a part of the troops defeating a setback and crossing of the major forces find themselves cut-off and have to come down under the ground. That is a beginning of 170-days’ defence of Ajimushkai Stone Quarries."

"That defense, lasting almost six full months, the underground quarry occupied by tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians [figure varies depending on who is doing the counting], only several dozen survivors emerging and taken alive by the German forces."

THAT CONTROVERSIAL ASPECT OF THE SIEGE - - DID OR DID NOT THE GERMAN USE POISON GAS TO SUBDUE THE OCCUPANTS OF THE QUARRY??

GAS OR CHEMICAL WEAPONS OF SOME SORT UNDENIABLY [?] USED BUT GAS AS AN ASPHYXIATION AGENT IS THE QUESTION?


Quarry no longer mined and now and has been for some time a war museum and monument. Entrance to the museum/monument done in the grand Soviet style. Persons as can be seen at the entrance for scale! Click on image to see an larger view.

See from various Internet web sites more information on the siege of the Adzhimushkay quarry:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_of_the_Adzhimushkay_quarry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Defense_of_the_Adzhimushkay_quarry

https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?p=897185#897185

GAS OR NOT GAS? THAT IS THE QUESTION?

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Cash.

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"In time of peace prepare for war" - - Cicero.

Here with an aspect of cyber-warfare I had not thought of.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AS UNDERSTOOD DURING A TIME OF PEACE BECOMING IMPOSSIBLE IN THE "CASHLESS" SOCIETY UNDERGOING CYBER-ATTACK BY A HOSTILE ENTITY OR FOREIGN POWER!

From Zero Hedge and the article by Tyler Durden

"'Cashless' Sweden Suddenly Warns Citizens: Hoard Banknotes and Coins In Case Of Cyber-Attack Or War"

"Figures from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm show that only 18% of all payments made today in Sweden are in cash . . . Such is the appetite for digital commerce in Sweden that many predicted it could become the world’s first cashless society."

"The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, an arm of the government, has sent guidance to every home telling residents to squirrel away 'cash in small denominations' in case of emergencies ranging from power cuts or technology glitches to terrorism, cyber-attacks by a rogue government or war."

Societies so totally on computerized transactions of whatever sort so very susceptible to cyber-attack. Cyber-attack on critical infrastructure [such as a power production plant] and incapacitation of same no different than a direct hit from a conventional munition.

In the USA measures as suggested by the Civil Contingencies Agency preparing for disaster called "prepping". Keep a minimum of six months food supply on hand [green beans, sardines, oatmeal], three months of water [one gallon per person per household per day], a source of lighting [oil lamp], a first aid kit [and a knowledge on how to use same], medications, a radio that can tune to emergency frequencies [a radio powered by a hand-cranked internal dynamo] AND currency of some sort [perhaps even in precious metals such as gold and silver].

See previous blog entries Swedish preparations for war or civil disturbance, emergency contingency measures as now being hurried into being:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/06/forty.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/05/fallout.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/03/fortress.html

"Do your best, prepare for the worst—Proverbs 21:31"

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Scripture.

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Separation of church and state? Controversial?

You the devoted reader to the blog decide this for yourself.

"Lawsuit calls for POW Bible to be removed from VA hospital display"

"Manchester, N.H., May 8, 2019 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- A Bible once carried by a World War II prisoner of war is the center of a legal fight at a veterans’ medical center in New Hampshire."


Display in question at seen at the Manchester Veterans’ Administration Medical Center. Bible under glass at the center of the controversy. Demonstrates a favoritism of one religion over another?

"The Bible was part of a 'Missing Man' table display, honoring prisoners of war and missing soldiers, placed at the entrance of the Manchester Veterans’ Administration Medical Center. The bible was donated to the medical center by a 95 year old veteran and former POW to whom it belonged. The veteran had the Bible while he was a prisoner of war."


Yet one more "missing man" display to include a Holy Bible. As seen in the galley of the retired aircraft carrier USS Lexington moored as a museum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. A dinner table setting for Thanksgiving traditional and customary. In memory of those military men who did not "make it".

No disrespect or favoritism was meant and none should be taken. And shame on those that take offense foolishly so.

See previous blog entry as applicable to topic:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/07/bible.html

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

R9X.

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Master of the Flying Guillotine?

NO! Master of the Flying RX9!!

Hellfire missiles as launched from drones of the Predator, Reaper and Avenger sort now using an INERT WARHEAD non-explosive but nonetheless very deadly. Thanks to the entry from the isegoria.net Internet web site.

Designed to limit collateral damage? Similar to DIME type weaponry?

"The flying Ginsu doesn’t explode"

"Both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon have used a modified version of the well-known Hellfire missile with an inert warhead"

"Instead of exploding, it is designed to plunge more than 100 pounds of metal through the tops of cars and buildings to kill its target without harming individuals and property close by."

"a halo of six long blades that are stowed inside and then deploy through the skin of the missile seconds before impact, shredding anything in its tracks."

It hurts yes but it is supposed to hurt!!

"In every war they invent a new way of killing you!!" - - Will Rogers. Will was right!

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Rockets.

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More from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile, the Palestinian rocket artillery offensive from the Israeli perspective. Within context of the Israeli Iron Dome air defenses system see most blog entries here and here.

1. "Palestinians believe they can beat Iron Dome. Israel refutes this dangerous illusion"

"Palestinian media have been crowing over their “success” in overcoming Israel’s famed anti-rocket Iron Dome system, ever since the Gaza ceasefire early Monday May 6 cut short their 8th rocket onslaught on southern Israel. The Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups boast that their tactic of concentrated rocket volleys achieved this feat."

2. "Iran’s Badr 3 missile debuts against Israel in Palestinian rocket offensive"

"The Iranian Badr 3 missile explodes within 20m of target and releases a 1,400-piece shower of shrapnel fragments. On Monday, April 6, hours into the Gaza ceasefire, Palestinian and Iranian sources released a video showcasing the new Iranian weapon targeting Ashkelon, 13 km north of Gaza."

SO? DOES IRON DOME WORK OR DOES NOT WORK. WORKS OBVIOUSLY BUT NOT SO TOTALLY 100 % EFFECTIVE BUT SHOULD NEVER BE EXPECTED TO BE OTHER THAN THAT!

IRANIAN BADR-3 IF INDEED FIRED ON ISRAELI TARGETS THIS REPRESENTING AN ESCALATION OF HOSTILITIES MOST PROFOUND? ROCKETS NO LONGER FIRED FROM GAZA CONFINED TO CRUDE HOME-MADE ROCKET ARTILLERY VARIETIES? LETHALITY AND ACCURACY OF THE BADR-3 A DANGEROUS COMBINATION.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Iron II.

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Conclusion!

More Israeli Iron Dome stuff. Iron Dome Israeli air defense against rocket artillery rounds.

Iron Dome in response to massive bombardment of rocket artillery not as effective as desired. Many rocket artillery rounds intercepted but not ALL! See previous blog entry also the topic Iron Dome.

From Sputnik an article the effectiveness of Iron Dome questioned.

"Former Military Explains Why Iron Dome Failed to Intercept All Rockets From Gaza"

"A massive missile attack coming from Gaza struck Israel early on 4 May with 690 rockets launched over the course of the next 48 hours, the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] reported. Although many missiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome system, some made it through leading to casualties."

"In an interview with The Jerusalem Post former head of Military Intelligence's Research Department, Yaakov Amidror revealed that the Iron Dome defence system wasn't able to intercept all the missiles launched from Gaza due to a number of reasons."

As to that "number of reasons" the devoted followers to the blog and those perusing merely incidentally must read it all for themselves.

NEVER EXPECT A DEFENSIVE SYSTEM TO BE 100 % EFFECTIVE 100 % OF THE TIME!

See additionally further blog entries as attributable in measure to Yaacov Amidror:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/09/yaakov.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/02/yaakov.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/02/coin-israel.html

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Iron I.

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"And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air"

From the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayom a discussion of the Israeli air defense system Iron Dome.

Consider more than anything else cost effectiveness of the Iron Dome as compared to a laser air defense system and do so with context of a  previous blog entry as found here.

"The cost problem of Iron Dome, and the solution"

IRON DOME AN ISRAELI AIR DEFENSE MISSILE SYSTEM THE MISSION OF WHICH IS TO INTERCEPT AND DESTROY ROCKET ARTILLERY ROUNDS. ALSO EFFECTIVE AGAINST ARTILLERY AND MORTAR ROUNDS?

"Iron Dome saves lives, but every interceptor fired costs some $80,000. Cheaper laser-based alternatives exist that can eradicate threats from multiple rocket barrages."

There IS a CHEAPER way of accomplishing the same mission! But is it ready to go NOW?

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cruel!

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MoD = British Ministry of Defense.

Animal stories! Cruel and unusual?

From the British tabloid The Sun and the article by David Wooding headlines that SCREAM at you!!

"'EXTREME SUFFERING' Almost 50,000 animals have been killed in seven years at a secret MoD research base"

Animals at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory were shot, blown up, gassed and poisoned

"ALMOST 50,000 animals have been killed in experiments by military scientists at a top secret government research base, it can be revealed."


A modern medical facility at Porton Down? Pigs being prepared for some sort of unnatural and sinister experiment I suppose. Size of the pigs please note quite similar to that of an adult human being. Inside anatomy of a pig, size and positioning of organs also quite comparable to that of a human. Weapon injury on a human can be expected to be about the same as the injury from the same weapon you will see on a fully grown pig!!

"Scientists blasted pigs with explosives, infected monkeys with biological weapons and poisoned guinea pigs with nerve gas at the government’s top secret Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down in Wiltshire."

Sheep too the size of the body, the internal placement of the organs too quite similar to that of a human. Sheep also used for weapons testing.

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SIGAR.

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Without any ado or any commentary on my part here with items of interest as copied in entirety from the isegoria.net and Free Republic Internet web sites:

1. "Afghan pilots will no longer be trained in the United States"

"Afghan AC-208 pilots will no longer be trained in the United States, because more than 40 percent of the students training here ended up deserting within U.S. borders."

2. "Afghan Air Force pilot training program in US ends after nearly half go AWOL"

"WASHINGTON – The Pentagon quietly ended a program to train Afghan Air Force pilots in the United States after nearly half of the course attendees disappeared, according to a Defense Department watchdog report released this week. More than 40 percent of the Afghan pilots sent to train on the AC-208 Combat Caravan lightweight reconnaissance aircraft went absent without leave while in the United States, according to a quarterly report of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR."

Desertion by American military standards defined as being gone for more than thirty days without the intention of returning. AWOL [absent without leave] gone from your duty position for more than twenty-four hours straight.

Devoted readers to the blog draw your own conclusions.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

SHiELD.

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SHiELD with a lower-case I.

6th generation fighter plane closer than we thought?

6TH GENERATION COMBINING STEALTH WITH ON-BOARD PARTICLE BEAM WEAPON OF SOME SORT.

The article BY PATRICK TUCKER thanks to the tip from Matt:

"U.S. Air Force says a ground-based laser downed multiple test missiles over New Mexico."

 "A successful ground test has moved the U.S. military one big step closer to putting anti-missile lasers on its aircraft."

"A ground-based laser shot down 'several' missiles in flight during an April 23 test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, Air Force officials said. Run by the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, the test was part of the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator, or SHiELD, a program intended to protect aircraft from incoming missiles."

GROUND-BASED LASER AND NOT AIRBORNE. ABLE TO BLAST OUT THE SKY MISSILES OF THE SURFACE-AIR OR AIR-AIR TYPE! AS INCORPORATED IF AND WHEN INTO A SIXTH GENERATION FIGHTER PLANE STRICTLY AS A DEFENSIVE WEAPON!

Furthermore and within context of a prior blog entry:

"the Missile Defense Agency is trying to figuring out whether a high-energy laser mounted on an F-35 could disable ICBMs. Results from initial studies are expected later this year."

F-35 ABLE TO DETECT SHOOT-DOWN VIA LASER AN INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE [ICBM] DURING THE BOOST PHASE OF LAUNCH!

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Boat.

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Crazy indeed!

Herewith some additional information, the Soviet era nuclear-powered military underground borer. Thanks to the Internet web site English/Russian.

"THE CRAZIEST SECRET MILITARY PROJECT OF THE USSR"

"The subterranean nuclear combat boat was probably the most fabulous secret military project of the USSR."

AND was the topic of a previous blog entry.


I doubt very much that the crew of the nuclear-powered borer would be able to exit the vehicle into a well lit subterranean cavity. 

"When [the] Wehrmacht [German army] was defeated the documents came to the USSR. On their basis in the time of N. Khruschev Soviets finally created an acting model of a subterranean boat. During its first test in the Urals the boat sailed along the mountain with a speed of a pedestrian. During the second test the boat exploded and turned to be immured together with the crew in the mountains. In the time of Brezhnev [he] having understood all foolishness and mercilessness of the project it was eventually canceled."

"immure - - verb 1.to enclose within walls. 2. to shut in; seclude or confine. 3. to imprison. 4. to build into or entomb in a wall."

There you have it. Project canceled. Borer and crew gone. Borer vehicle exploded. Crew and border trapped without any chance of rescue way underground.

And as to the amount of nuclear spew as emitted by the borer while operational? Contamination potentially immense. This explosion was not necessarily an atomic detonation but a melt-down as that term understood?

Even the entire concept of subterraneans on paper suspect? Easier, cheaper, and quicker way to do the same damage as a bomb-laden subterranean boring through the earth?

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# 1262.

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Unique indeed!!

From the excellent Internet web site English/Russian we have a photo-essay, a Russian private museum devoted to American Lend Lease as delivered to the Soviet Union during World War Two

"UNIQUE LEND LEASE MUSEUM IN MOSCOW"

"Lend-Lease was the program under which the United States of America supplied the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, China, Free France, and other Allied nations with material between 1941 and 1945."

"Moscow has an interesting and not much known museum in school №1262 devoted to lend-lease military stuff. It was created by enthusiasts. Let’s see what exhibits the museum can show."


Click on image to see an enlarged view. Good job Russians!

See previous blog entries the topic of which was WW2 Lend Lease:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/05/reverse.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/07/ll-soviet.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/07/shipments.html

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Open.

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See! It can't be all that bad. Nothing to worry about. 

If it was that bad, tensions between Russia and the USA so pronounced, such flights would not be occurring?

"Russian Spy Plane Flies Over Washington, US Military and Nuclear Bases"

Thanks to the Internet web site Zero Hedge and the article by Tyler Durden

"In accordance with the 'Open Skies' treaty, which allows the US, Russia and 32 other countries to carry out inspections of others' military infrastructure on their domestic territory, typically via spy plane, Russia carried out its latest reconnaissance flight over American territory this week."


This video from You Tube even shows one operator at his station operating the on board equipment. That airman speaking apparently is a Dane. Certification from USA lacking in 2014 but now has been granted?

"A Russian Tu-214ON spy plane made a reconnaissance tour over the southwestern US, capturing images of military bases and nuclear and chemical weapons caches. On Wednesday, the Russian plane was spotted over Washington, DC conducting low-altitude surveillance (and probably scaring a few unsuspecting locals)."

OPEN SKIES the concept for aerial surveillance of this sort first proposed by President Eisenhower in 1955.

OPEN SKIES now a reality many decades later.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Yeti.

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The yeti again spotted [traces or footprints as purported]. The ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN!

High in the Himalaya mountains so it is suspected by some dwells a humanoid like creature. MYTHICAL!

Thanks to the Russian controlled [?] media outlet Sputnik.

"Indian Army Says Found Suspected Footprints of 'Yeti' in Himalayas"

"NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – The Indian army has said it has spotted giant footprints that supposedly belong to the mythical creature 'yeti' in the Himalayas."

"For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited [sic] Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches [81 X 38 centimeters] close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past,"

"The yeti, also called the Abominable Snowman, is an ape-like animal that is said to inhabit remote mountainous territories in various parts of the world. While most scientists believe that the yeti is no more than a myth and part of popular culture, others say that it could be a relic hominid that has not yet been discovered."

Indian Army mountaineering party in the Himalaya coming across "tracks" of the yeti? As is reported?

INDIA AND PAKISTAN THEIR GROUND FORCES HAVING THE MOST EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE IN HIGH-ALTITUDE MILITARY WARFARE!

Polish POW's during WW2 having escaped the Soviet Gulag also reporting having an encounter with the yeti, traversing the Himalaya en route to British India.

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Moscow.

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Most interesting! World War Two deja vu all over again but strictly with images!

"DEFENCE OF MOSCOW: TIMES PAST AND PRESENT ON ONE PHOTO [20 PHOTOS]"

"We cannot travel in time and see what was happening many years ago, and we luckily do not see what was happening during WWII. But it will never stop to interest us. We still want to touch the history. On these photos two epochs were connected: war time and present days. In the centre of attention is the defence of Moscow. Look how it was and how it is today."

I recommend this particular article from the Internet web site English/Russian highly, without qualification or reservation. And thank you English/Russian.

OUTSTANDINGLY DONE AND A VERY GOOD IDEA!


Soviet T-34 tank parades through Moscow, 1941. Same locale, different road traffic in 2012. One of twenty such images. Go see them all!

Peruse at your leisure. Each and every image black and white melded with color. The former as it was in 1941. Color as it is in 2012.

BATTLE OF MOSCOW NOT SUCH A DIRE SITUATION FOR THE SOVIET AS GENERALLY THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN.

That 5 December 1941 offensive of the Red Army the primary goal of which was TO DESTROY IN ENTIRETY THE GERMAN ARMY GROUP CENTER!!

And nearly did so.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Romeo.

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Consider this a military curiosity and oddity? A heavily modified Soviet era Romeo class submarine the mission of which not made entirely clear. At least to myself. I think I understand but am not sure.

Thanks to the Internet web site English/Russian. As is normal click on all images to see an enlarged view.

"RUSSIAN TWO-BARREL SUBMARINE"

"A Russian submarine with two torpedo tubes, with two HUGE torpedo tubes, was produced in the 1950s by Russian Navy engineers. A truly weird creation of Soviet engineering thought – partly beautiful, partly awkward and in many senses unique. It could carry nuclear loads, too."


Heavily modified Soviet era submarine Project 633 Romeo class RV.


Another perspective of the heavily modified Soviet era submarine Project 633 Romeo class RV. Look at the size of those torpedo tubes!!

"This submarine carried special underwater rockets, 'Vodopad' – 'waterfall'. It was 533 mm caliber and could carry a nuclear load."


Current mission of the Project 633 Romeo class submarine RV as an ELECTRIC CHARGING STATION? That apparently is a modern Russian Kilo class diesel/electric boat moored alongside the Romeo sub. Recharging batteries of the Kilo. That is what this is?

Regarding the modified section of the Romeo 633 RV class submarine:

"Project 633RV – 2 units: S-11 in 30.05.1978- and  S-49 in 09.1970-1972 For trials a anti-submarine missile complex «Veter» and «Vodopad»"

Romeo class RV submarine as modified used for testing of anti-ship, anti-submarine missiles. Missiles as can be launched from a torpedo tube of either a submarine [submerged or surfaced] or a conventional surface warship. There you have it.

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Beluga.

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All courtesy here Associated Press.

Literally overnight this has become an international news story!!

Dog's of war? No beluga whale of war? Russian style?

"Beluga whale with Russian harness raises alarm in Norway"

Captured! Dangerous enemy foe heavily armed with a Go-Pro type "action" camera?

"A beluga whale seen as it swims next to a fishing boat before Norwegian fishermen removed the tight harness, swimming off the northern Norwegian coast Friday, April 26, 2019. The harness strap which features a mount for an action camera, says 'Equipment St. Petersburg' which has prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility."

Trained beluga whale with a military mission. Photographic intelligence mission using the GO-PRO type "action" camera or what?

Pilot whales by reputation make the best of the oceanic mammals as can be trained for a military mission? Beluga proficient too? Hi IQ, trainable and all that. Respond well to commands and answers when called? Also it is rumored the oceanic mammals to a degree have a mind of their own and when given the chance will go free and "escape" from their military handlers.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Coffin.

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Once more from the Internet web site English/Russian we have a story with a military dimension.

Place this entry in the strange but true category? I had to read this article several times and think about for a while before I fully understood.

Additionally, I highly recommend without qualification or reservation the English/Russian web site. Lots of military related entries, seems to be done in a manner similar to the various English tabloids. Expect in the future more blog entries, extracts with commentary from English/Russian.

"SUSPENDED COFFINS FOR LANDING FORCES"

Aerial descent forces how the Soviet/Russian refers to their paratrooper units.

Container [similar in size and shape to a coffin as would contain a deceased human for burial] carrying a paratrooper and dropped from a long-range bomber aircraft as would a conventional bomb.

"A soldier lay in the box with a chute under his head . . . at the required height the pilot activated the landing of personnel with a handle. The 'coffins' opened and soldiers fell out together with their parachutes."


Parachutist in a "coffin". A pod that breaks open as the pod/paratrooper is dropped out of the aircraft.


Pod is dropped out of the bomb-bay door of the long-range aircraft. Pod breaks open and parachutist descends to the ground in a normal fashion. I am not sure if this is a static-line drop or a free-fall drop. In the latter the paratrooper must pull the rip-cord to "open" the parachute.

An "invention" and concept as never coming to fruition, but at least worthy of consideration. At least to my knowledge the Soviets until the arrival of American C-47 Dakota transport warplanes via Lend Lease did not have an adequate and reliable number of aircraft to allow for mass paratrooper landings at distance.

P.S. C-47 licensed in the Soviet Union as the Li-2. Considerable numbers built and used during the war.

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Telefon.

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Smart phone malware, Russian style.

Thanks to the Internet web site English/Russian.

"WHAT RUSSIAN ARMY DOES WITH SOLDIERS MOBILE PHONES [PHOTOS]"

"In the Russian army soldiers are not allowed to carry mobile phones or smart phones. They can only use them during their free time, because they are considered to be working with secrets. However not every soldier hands in his phone to the commanders, and this is what happens with such phones if they are found."


Russians always noted for their draconian measures with regard to security. These smart phones confiscated from soldiers while on duty and spiked. Displayed as a warning to other military personnel. Do not carry such a smart phone while on duty!! You have been warned. Click on image to see an enlarged view.

See previous blog entries [with additional embedded links] as applicable to the topic:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/03/track.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/01/kelly.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/09/media.html

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Krasmach 2.

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Vlad rest assured. All is well. More hot red high priority traffic. Missiles OK.

See previous blog entry. Sarmat and Sineva the production of which is not impaired.

Refrigerators gone YES, missiles NO! At least according to Russian Times [RT].

"Massive fire engulfs fridge factory at ballistic missile plant in Siberia (VIDEO)"

"Plumes of thick black smoke rose hundreds of meters into the air as a huge fire broke out at the Krasnoyarsk plant, which makes Sarmat and Sineva ballistic missiles for the Russian military. Despite the apocalyptic pictures from the site, the Krasmash administration made assurances that the blaze was no threat to missile production facilities."

"The fire occurred at a refrigerator-making factory, which is also located on the premises. A roof of a warehouse that stores ice-boxes, before they are shipped to customers, collapsed. There were reportedly 5,000 refrigerators inside."

Vlad happy. The General Staff happy. The Russian housewife not.happy. такова жизнь!

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Krasmash.

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Hot red priority message traffic. From Krasmash to Vlad. Disaster.

As seen today thanks to the Russian media outlet Sputnik and thanks to same:

"Krasnoyarsk Engineering WorksPlant Producing Sarmat Missiles Catches Fire in Russia (VIDEO, PHOTO)"

"KRASNOYARSK (Sputnik) - The roof of Krasnoyarsk’s Machine-Building Plant (Krasmash), where Russia’s Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles and Sineva ballistic missiles are produced, caught fire on Friday, the local department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said."

Consider this to be a major event? Damage if significant going to set back Russian military plans for some time?

Sarmat [NATO code name Satan-2] an intercontinental-ballistic-missile carrying multiple thermonuclear warheads of prodigious size. One such missile all three warheads detonating more or less simultaneously all of the USA state of Texas wiped out!

Sineva a liquid-fueled submarine-launched intercontinental-ballistic missile as is found on the Delta class of Russian submarine. A mainstay as it is called and now questionable if more can be produced?

Back in the days of the old Soviet Union such a fire and disaster would have been classified TOP SECRET at a minimum and never disclosed to the general public under ANY circumstances. But times have changed!

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Number # 1.

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Hypersonic again! Seems all the rage.

Within context of a prior blog entry consider this item from the British tabloid the Sun the original article by Jon Lockett.

"NUKE KID ON THE BLOCK Leaked pics of China’s ‘secret 11,509mph HYPERSONIC rocket’ capable of beating US missile defences"

"Images of the top secret Jia Geng No 1 rocket have emerged on Chinese media and will rock Donald Trump's  defence chiefs at the Pentagon"

UNSTOPPABLE AND UNBEATABLE. FAR AHEAD OF EVERYONE ELSE! ETC.

TOP SECRET and all that even though the missile images of which made available to the whole world.

"Hypersonic aircraft are a fraud and all aerospace engineers know this." - - G2mil.

Hypersonic missiles too??

Comments as usual invited. Aerospace engineers let me hear from you.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Blackout.

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At least to my knowledge nothing like this has occurred in over fifty years. "In time of peace, prepare for war."

American military "testing" the USA populace as a means of evaluating civilian response to a stressful and wartime situation.

UNANNOUNCED POWER-OUTAGE SIMULATING A CYBER-ATTACK BY A FOREIGN POWER HOSTILE TO THE UNITED STATES. POWER GRID INTERFERED WITH. VITAL ENERGY NOT FLOWING.

Thanks to the Charlotte Observer and the article by MARK PRICE.

"Fort Bragg cut power for thousands to test ‘real-world reactions’ to a cyber-attack"

"Fort Bragg in North Carolina says the Army base had a 'blackout' for more than 12 hours overnight Wednesday as part of a cyber-attack military exercise that came as a complete surprise to its tens of thousands of residents."

 Unanticipated and unannounced.


From over fifty years ago see this You Tube video the Sonic Boom Tests [Bongo]. American warplanes repeatedly making supersonic passes over Oklahoma City USA, the citizenry and structures evaluated with regard to response to sonic booms and damage as caused by same. Believe me, these sonic booms quite loud and startling.

NOT ONLY Oklahoma City, USA. Chicago Illinois, USA also subjected to repeated sonic booms from high-flying B-58 Hustler Strategic Air Command bombers flying out of Bunker Hill AFB. I remember these night-time sonic booms well, as if it were yesterday. Reaction of the public deemed inappropriate. Persons running out-of-doors to determine the source of the house-rattling "boom". During a time of global thermonuclear war such a sonic boom might precede the detonation of an atomic weapon. So was the thought.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

D. J. Trump.

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"Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border." - - Donald J. Trump.

From the National Interest Internet web site and the article by Jon Dougherty. And is germane with regard to a previous blog entry from just a few days ago.

"Escalation: Trump to send ARMED U.S. troops to border after incident with Mexican soldiers"

"Following an incident involving a pair of lightly armed U.S. soldiers and a squad of more heavily-armed Mexican troops in Texas earlier this month, POTUS Donald Trump announced Wednesday that in the future, American soldiers will also carry additional arms."

Apparently the President of the USA does not have his facts right. According to what I read:

* These were active-duty regular army troops and not National Guard.

* The Mexican troops crossed over the border into American territory.

* The American troops were armed. Were detained, frisked, had their weapons taken away.

Armed troops, as with armed Border Patrol agents, do have a right to defend themselves. In the case of tha latter, some attacked on a daily basis in a manner of ways. A tense situation on the border is going to become much worse? You the devoted reader to the blog have to decide for yourself.

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Depository.

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Never knew such a thing even existed. USMA [United States Military Academy] West Point gold depository.

"A rare look inside the West Point Mint's massive gold vaults and coin operations"

"About an hour and a half's drive north from New York City lies a treasure -- the gold kind. But it's not one that you can go and find. In fact, you can't get anywhere near it. Because this treasure belongs to the United States Treasury. Nearly a quarter of the U.S. government's gold sits beneath a windowless building on the campus at West Point . . . approximately 54 million ounces here that we store, which is about 22% of the nation's gold"

That bulk of the USA gold supply stored at the depository, Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In the case of war or national emergency military troops to include the cadet corps USMA guarding the national treasury precious metal a valuable commodity and resource?

That depository too a mint. New quarters [?] as issued having the "W" mark signifying West Point. George Washington himself having chosen the location for West Point I am sure would be immensely proud.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Roar.

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As is germane to a prior blog entry and thanks in this case to the Internet web site Strategy Page.

"Weapons: Roar And The Thunder Cannon"

The futuristic weapon is NOW! Non-lethal but incapacitating so they say. Allows for quick dispersal of riotous mobs.

"April 15, 2019: Israeli troops have recently been using a non-lethal crowd dispersal system called Roar (“Sha’aga” in Hebrew) to deal with violent demonstrations at the Gaza border fence. The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) declared Roar a success but would not provide any details on how it worked. Photos and available descriptions of Roar sound like a similar system first developed in Israel in 2010. This non-lethal weapon was called the Thunder Cannon. Light enough to be mounted in a cart, trailer or hummer type vehicle, it used a new Pulse Detonation Technology that combines LPG (liquefied natural gas) with air to create a sonic boom in a cannon type barrel."

I might think the Thunder Cannon is not so totally non-lethal! Will not kill outright but can cause significant short-term and long-term damage?  Injury to the hearing from repeated exposure and possible further damage as a victim ages?

Pregnant women with child in the womb too might suffer miscarriages as a result of exposure to the Thunder Cannon? This I cannot say but anticipate the worst.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

SS-26.

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Well, why?

From Freeper yet one more troubling element in the Middle East.

"What are advanced missiles doing in Syria?"

"New satellite photos published by ImageSat International (ISI) revealed that the Russian military has been deploying ballistic missile systems in Syria, according to the photographs, which are surface-to-surface missile systems capable of reaching 500 kilometers (310 miles). The Russian army has been training the deployment of an Iskander missile system at the Russian Air Force base in Syria, the Russian news agency IRNA reported. The Iskander missiles, or the SS-26 [NATO code name], are ground-to-ground missiles designed for a range of 500 kilometers. These missiles are very effective because of their accuracy and because of their heavy warhead weighing about half a ton."

And again, WHY? Tensions in the area already high. Iskander a game-changer as they say? Israel has to be watching this one closely. Iskander when deployed and fielded and on alert will be manned by RUSSIANS? Watch out everyone.

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Illegal.

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1848 deja vu all over again? I hope not.

American soldiers on the American side of the border between USA and Mexico [and there is no doubt it was the American side of the border] detained, frisked, disarmed by armed Mexican troops crossing over into U.S. territory. Go read the whole thing.

"Mexican Soldiers Disarmed U.S. Army Troops At Border"

"Two U.S. Army soldiers sat in an unmarked Chevrolet Tahoe owned by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the west side of an El Paso County, Texas, Colonia known as Las Pampas."

"It was April 13, and the Army sergeant and private had set up a hasty observation post north of the Rio Grande River, but south of the border fence in U.S. territory."

A simple mistake obviously! But troubling. Tensions already high between the USA and Mexico over illegal border crossings. In almost all cases border crosses moving from south to north. This is not even a border crossing anyhow.

Deja vu 1848 all over again?

Think of the Mexican-American War of 1848. The border at that time disputed. Americans claiming the Rio Grande River as the divide and the Mexican claiming the Neuces River as the divide. Neuces somewhat to the north of the Rio Grande, the land in between disputed and no-mans-land.

American troops having crossed into the disputed territory, land-between-the-rivers and set up camp, even raising the American flag. Such a measure provoking an armed attack by Mexican army troops. The rest history as they say.

Devoted readers to the blog please do not read something into this that does exist. This is not a manufactured incident. Or is it?

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Retribution.

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Some people [and nations too] have long memories. Within the context of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris France being devastated by fire there is an indirect military dimension? Strange but true?

"Everything has consequences, heavenly cycles, retribution. This applies to both people and country! I only feel awe for karma, and it has nothing to do with morality."

"Karma - -  means action, work or deed; it also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect)."

"Some Chinese nationalists see justice for Summer Palace razing in Notre Dame fire"

DURING THE SECOND OPIUM WAR OF 1860 FRENCH TROOPS HAVING BURNED THE SUMMER PALACE OF THE CHINESE EMPEROR.

"(CNN) As the world watched in horror at pictures of the Notre Dame burning, some in China saw another story in the flames: that of retribution."

CHINESE SOME OF THEM THEIR PERSPECTIVE THE BURNING OF THE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL SOME SORT OF HEAVENLY PAY-BACK FOR THE EVENTS OF 1860?

"French and British troops burned the Summer Palace to the ground during the Second Opium War in 1860 and it has since become a key element in the 'Century of Humiliation' narrative taught in Chinese schools."

READ THE WHOLE EPISODE OF INVADING BRITISH AND FRENCH TROOPS DURING THE SECOND OPIUM WAR SACKING AND DESTROYING THE SUMMER PALACE OF THE CHINESE EMPEROR. LOOT AND TREASURE AS SEIZED IMMENSE.

Again, some persons and nations for that matter have long memories. It is often suggested that the Battle of Tannenberg [1914] during World War One retaliation for the defeat of the Teutonic Knights FIVE HUNDRED YEARS EARLIER at the Battle of Grunewald!!

Draw your own conclusions.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Decoy USA.

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"Little Buddy".

Also never heard of this before either. Has been around for some time.

Combat proven. A towed decoy used to fool radar-guided surface-air-missiles [SAM].

ALE-50. Expendable while performing yeoman duty. 

"The AN/ALE-50 towed decoy system was developed by Raytheon to protect multiple US military aircraft from radar-guided missiles. The AN/ALE-50 towed decoy system is an anti-missile countermeasures decoy system used on multiple U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps aircraft . . . The ALE-50 system consists of a launcher and launch controller installed on the aircraft (usually on a wing pylon), and one or more expendable towed decoys. Each decoy is delivered in a sealed canister and has a ten-year shelf life."

"When deployed, the decoy is towed behind the host aircraft, protecting the aircraft and its crew against RF-guided missiles by luring the missile toward the decoy and away from the intended target."

MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE CONSIDER THAT THE COST OF ONE EXPENDABLE AND NEVER-TO-BE-USED-AGAIN DECOY IS $22,000 USD!

Nobody ever said war was cheap, did they? F-21 if and when taking to the air to be equipped with ALE-50.

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F-21.

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A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll?

Was not even aware such a warplane existed. F-21. A joint venture of American and Indian concerns. A fourth generation multi-role combat-aircraft [MRCA] based on the original design of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Falcon the original aircraft over forty years old now!

"Meet the 'New' F-21 Fighter: An F-16 On Steroids (With F-22 and F-35 DNA)?"

"Is this the fighter India needs?" Thanks to the article by David Axe from The National Interest.

"Lockheed Martin in mid-February 2019 offered to sell India a new fighter the company calls the 'F-21.'"

"In fact, the F-21 is an F-16 that Lockheed has upgraded with new cockpit displays, conformal fuel tanks, a larger airframe spine that can accommodate additional electronics, fittings for towed radar decoys, a new infrared sensor and a refueling probe that's compatible with India's Russian-made aerial tankers."

FIGHTING FALCON A PROVEN WINNER AND F-21 TO BE EVEN MORE SO. FOURTH GENERATION PLUS!

The Indian Air Force for a period of decades has standardized on Soviet/Russian warplanes with mixed [?] results. MiG-21 for instance having a bad record of CRASHING!

Again, F-21 to be a JOINT venture of American and Indian concerns and probably to the advantage of everyone.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Honor.

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I make this blog entry with great trepidation.

WARNING! All devoted readers to the blog and those merely perusing in a casual manner.

If you are easily offended by material of an intense, adult, frank, risque' and graphic nature hit escape now.

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"We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won't allow them write 'fuck' on the their airplanes because it's obscene!" - - Colonel Kurtz, "Apocalypse Now". As is normally the case click on images accompanying this post to see an enlarged view.

Now for the rest of the story. Thanks to Reddit and the tip from DeeDee.

THE STRANGE TALE OF THE AMERICA F-105D FIGHTER-BOMBER DURING THE ERA OF THE VIETNAM WAR WITH NOSE ART OF A "SUGGESTIVE" NATURE, ALMOST PORNOGRAPHIC BY THE STANDARDS OF THE PERIOD!!

PUSSY GALORE!!



Nose art of the F-105D as seen by the boom operators of a KC-135 during aerial operations in the skies over Vietnam during the Second Indo-China War. Target for the mid-air refueling boom that particular part of the female anatomy.

"The instant Ms. Galore showed up, there were cries of  'SHE’S HERE!' and Vic [Vizcarra] can see crews crowding the boom operator window for a view, with camera flashes going off also."

"One of the most famous, or infamous, depending on your point of view, F-105D was known as Pussy Galore. This aircraft was flown by Captain Victor 'Vic' Vizcarra."

"According to an interesting post appeared on Reddit, the original Pussy Galore I marking was painted in July 1965. The idea came about as an inside joke for the KC-135 tanker crews, especially the boom operators who had trouble putting the boom into the receptacle so Capt. Vizcarra painted Pussy Galore right on the nose so that her umm………'Strategic Part' was right over the receptacle! She was named after the female executive pilot to the evil Goldfinger in the James Bond film of the same name."

. . . .

"The marking itself though, didn’t last that long. It was found out by the new Wing commander three weeks after application. The commander was Robert Scott, a WW II war hero and great pilot. He immediately went apoplectic ape S_____ and ordered Galore removed on the spot! Thus ending the Pussy Galore story."

YOU WERE WARNED, WEREN'T YOU! BUT YOU DO KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY AND ARE SO MUCH THE BETTER OFF FOR IT TOO!

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fraud.

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From the Internet web site G2mil this item copied and posted in entirety. All thanks to G2mil!

"Hypersonic Aircraft are a Fraud"

"Profiteers are collecting billions of dollars for bogus hypersonic aircraft concepts, i.e. aircraft that fly over Mach 5. Billions were spent on this idea in the 1950s and 1960s until it was proven impractical. The SR-71 with a Mach 3 dash speed was the best ever produced."

"Sustained flight over Mach 3 was proven impossible due to the fuel consumption and skin heating problems. There are no new magical ideas or materials to overcome these limiting factors. Even if these are solved, limited payload fraction makes hypersonic aircraft a loser, as the Russians recently rediscovered while testing Putin's promised super weapon."

"To fly at Mach 5+, an aircraft must be extremely aerodynamic to reduce friction that causes skin heating and greater fuel consumption. But his leaves almost no room for payload. It also requires the aircraft to be much longer, which makes it much heavier. It also needs a much stronger and heavier airframe to withstand extreme forces, and much larger engines to produce the needed thrust. Finally, it needs much more fuel to push this very long and heavy aircraft fast through the air, but the narrow airframe has no room for lots of fuel, or payload. Hypersonic aircraft are a fraud and all aerospace engineers know this."

Extremely! Greater! Longer! Stronger! Heavier! Larger! More! 

Putin and the much ballyhooed hypersonic weapon threat way overdone? This is what we are being told?

"ballyhoo - - noun - - 1. extravagant publicity or fuss."

Aviation authorities out there! Do you confirm or deny or it is middle of the road? Let me hear from you.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Binge.

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From the  Russian controlled [?] media Sputnik the type of item as favored by the Russian. Make the American military look bad.

"US Military Personnel Heaviest Drinkers By Profession - Study"

"A new study using data from nearly 27,000 professionals across 25 industries has concluded that members of the US armed forces drink most often and most heavily over the course of a year."

"The study, conducted by Delphi Behavioral Health Group using data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), also found that the number of alcohol consumers in the US armed forces has been rising steadily since 2014."

"Employees of the armed forces spent the most days engaging in binge-drinking, the researchers found."

The study was limited in scope due to the low number of armed forces members that reported on their drinking habits. Out of a total of 26,743 people whose responses were surveyed for the study, only 81 were in the armed forces at the time of the survey.

POPULATION FOR THE STUDY NOT INCLUDING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF MILITARY PERSONNEL TO MAKE REASONABLE STATISTICAL INFERENCES.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Eddie.

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All courtesy here You Tube and the trip from Freeper!

Eddie Heimberger American naval officer comporting himself with courage during the Battle of Tarawa. Yeoman duty literally his leadership unmistakable.


Eddie Heimberger the actor. Better known as Eddie Albert. Famous for his Hollywood cinematic roles. Eddie one of a number of Hollywood personalities volunteering for duty during the Second World War and seeing combat action. Combat action such as at Tarawa of an almost unparalleled nature.

Even more and to the point some items as discussed in the You Tube video concerning Tarawa.

* Fighting at Tarawa about THIRTY TIMES AS INTENSE as during the Guadalcanal Campaign. My figure based on number of ground force dead for the period of time.

* Guadalcanal campaign: "Marines lost 1,592 men" killed in action. Additionally: "Army divisions lost 550" killed in action. Guadalcanal campaign last six months. Tarawa the battle lasting three days!!

* Comparing Guadalcanal to Tarawa: "The 2nd Marine Division suffered 894 killed in action . . . while an additional 84 of the wounded survivors later succumbed to what proved to be fatal wounds."

* Even beyond the ground force casualties at Tarawa add those killed in action from the sinking of the USS Liscome Bay. Escort carrier torpedoed and blown to bits the result catastrophic casualties.

Recognize also that Eddie Albert only one of many American heroes at Tarawa. "Uncommon valor was a common virtue on Iwo Jima". As it was at Iwo Jima so it was it previously at Tarawa.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lies.

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Thanks to the outstanding Internet web site South Front a Russian perspective of the Second World War. Myths as described in the western world dispelled by a Russian scholar.

"Opinion: The New Lies About WWII Which The West Is Making People Believe In"

"After the end of the bloodiest war in the history of humanity, a lot of myths arose and were turned into 'facts' by the West and even some Russian elites."

 Written by Viktor Stoilov exclusively for SouthFront; Edited by Yoana with input from Andrey Fursov.

* "One of the biggest lies according to [academician]. Fursov is that the USSR and Stalin are to blame for the war and arguing with the meaning of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact."

Hitler too timid to attack Poland and start World War Two unless a non-aggression pact first signed with the Soviet Union. Guard the eastern boundaries of Germany while waging war against the allied powers of France and England. Hitler did not want a two-front war.

* "The second big lie according to the academic is that Stalin was preparing to attack but Hitler surprised him and did it first."

This is Icebreaker as proposed by the Soviet defector Suvorov.

* "The 3rd big lie that Fursov points out is that Stalin didn’t know that Hitler was going to attack and he left his army vulnerable to the forces of the Nazi."

Warnings from Stalin's spies and from no less person than Churchill ignored.

*  "4th and extremely important: Who are winners of the war?"

Without a doubt the primary winner of the war was the United States of America. More food than could be eaten. More oil than needed for vehicles. Sole possessor of the atomic bomb. The beginning of the consumer society and general prosperity for all. The only super-power, combining economic, military and political might.

Without a doubt that secondary winner of the war the Soviet Union. Hegemony over Eastern Europe and the movement of communist-controlled governments westward, threatening all of Europe. The Soviet military a proven winner and seen as a real and existential threat to the United States [especially from 1950 onwards].

Myths become facts and facts become myths? Devoted readers to the blog each and everyone can reach their own opinion. Orthodoxy always open to question?

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