Saturday, August 17, 2019

Leviathan.

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 "Casus belli is a Latin expression meaning 'an act or event that provokes or is used to justify war'"

Israel enters the fray? Persian Gulf!

PARTICIPATION BUT NOT NECESSARILY WITH MILITARY WARSHIPS. PRESENCE BUT INDIRECTLY?

From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter:

"Israel’s participation in Gulf security force opens its 5th front against Iran"

12 August.

"Tehran is treating the Israeli role planned for the US-led Gulf defense force much as Israel would react to the sudden arrival in Beirut of an Iranian submarine fleet - i.e. casus belli . . . Israel’s addition to the US-led naval, aerial and intelligence force for safeguarding Gulf shipping instills the sense in Tehran that its most deadly foes are rallying at its front and back doors  - hence the almost daily warning from Tehran:  'This illegitimate presence by the Zionists in the waters of the Persian Gulf could spark a war.'  is no longer empty rhetoric. For years, Iran took no notice of Western claims that Israel’s nuclear-armed Dolphin submarines had established a permanent presence in Gulf waters as a 'second-strike' resource in the event of an Iranian attack on the Jewish state."

See additional links as relevant:

https://tinyurl.com/y3szgcnl

https://tinyurl.com/yynluvxf

https://tinyurl.com/yyxqnvkk

https://tinyurl.com/yytqdofd

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Friday, August 16, 2019

REO.

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REO = Rare Earth Oxides. REO Arctic. REO Greenland.

First thanks to Strategy Page and the article by Colonel Austin Bay.

1. "On Point: Diplomatically Countering Threats to Arctic Real Estate"

"U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's candid May 6 speech at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Finland startled many in his well-heeled audience."

Sovereignty of disputed and overlapping territorial claims in the Arctic region needs to be resolved by negotiations. Of extreme urgency is the clarification for each concerned nation: Arctic Exclusive Economic Zone and natural resources to found in same.

"Arctic Russia, Greenland and Canada have (respectively) the second, fifth and sixth largest REO deposits. These are land deposits. The Arctic seafloor may well have large deposits."

Next from the Russian Internet media outlet Sputnik:

2. "Greenland: Trump Reportedly Interested in Buying Greenland - Yes, the Whole Thing"

"The idea definitely sounds wild on the surface, but as it turns out, there are several very solid reasons for the endeavor. In fact, the United States already attempted this exact plan not too long ago."

"former US President Harry Truman attempted to buy Greenland for $100 million in gold in 1946."

TO REITERATE, GREENLAND FIFTH LARGEST DEPOSITS OF REO IN THE WORLD!!

Indeed, this topic of Greenland and proposed purchase by the USA DID SURPRISE ME and a lot.

REO ESSENTIAL TO MODERN ELECTRONIC DEVICES! REO IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT?

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George V.

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"In late March 1945, King George V and Howe [battleships] were sent to the Pacific with other Royal Navy vessels as a separate group to function with the U.S. Navy's Task Force 57. On 4 May 1945, King George V and Howe led a forty-five-minute bombardment of Japanese air facilities in the Ryukyu Islands. King George V fired her guns in anger for the last time in a night bombardment of Hamamatsu on 29 July and 30 July 1945. Duke of York and Anson were also dispatched to the Pacific, but arrived too late to participate in hostilities."

Thanks here to the outstanding Internet web site isegoria.net for the idea.

Yet one more instance of British contribution to the war in the Pacific during the Second World War.

Naval gunfire, Japanese targets ashore.Think British contribution as outside of Malaya and the China-Burma-India [CBI] area of operations. DIRECT STRIKE AGAINST THE JAPANESE HOME ISLANDS!

See the wiki entry, the naval gunfire shore bombardment of the Japanese home islands at the most latter stages of World War Two.

"During the last weeks of World War II, warships of the United States Navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy bombarded industrial and military facilities in Japan."

95 % of all military worthy targets in Japan within naval gunfire range of battleships cruising close to shore.

See prior blog entry the topic British involvement in the Pacific theater, the Japanese home islands the target:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/07/cc-i.html

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Toxics.

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"The workers I represented were suffering from serious illnesses they believed were caused by repeated exposure to the burning of highly toxic materials at Area 51, and the government certainly didn’t want questions asked about that. Two of the workers — Robert Frost and Wally Kasza — have since died. The likely cause of their deaths was as outrageous as it was unnecessary." - - J. Turley.

The op-ed from the LA Times courtesy the esteemed law professor and attorney Jonathon Turley commenting on Area 51.

"Op-Ed: Area 51 holds secrets, all right, but they don’t involve UFOs and aliens"

More Area 51 stuff! 

"Testing of the tissues from workers showed chemicals that were unknown to doctors."

Read the entire article. The group contemplating the "storming" of Area 51 in search of space aliens [and finding none] the danger not only from plutonium poisoning but also from toxic substances the nature of which UNKNOWN to the medical profession.

See previous blog entries as relevant to Area 51:

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

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/07/project-57.html

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

CCM Mk1.

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Listen up US Navy and ship spotters! The future is now and the future is itty-bitty. Smurfs!

"itty-bitty - - adjective Informal: very small; tiny."

From the Internet web site Zero Hedge and the article by Tyler Durden

"Ship Observer Photographs Navy's New Stealth Boat"

"Two US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) stealth boats were spotted by a ship observer at a Japanese port last week who posted the images onto social media, reported Defense Blog."

Stealth vessels to be used primarily by [naval commando type units?] and indeed like a PT boat of yore.


"CCM Mk1 is the newest stealth boat to enter USSOCOM's fleet. The vessel's primary mission will be 'to provide small-caliber gunfire support, infiltrate and exfiltrate Special Operation Forces, conduct VBSS (visit, board, search, and seizure), special reconnaissance, coastal patrol and interdiction, counter-terrorism operations, and FID (Foreign Internal Defense)'"

Further: "The vessel measures 60-feet [20 meters] and features a bullet-resistant hull. It's powered two turbocharged diesel engines that can propel the boat up to 40 mph [sixty-four kilometers per hour]".

Those BIG BUCK [$$] warships you can build only a few of them now as budget constraints are so great. So go with little. Swarm tactics and all that. Think from a long time ago the French naval concept of Jeune Ecole?

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tory.

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See the wiki entry for Project Pluto. American atomic powered cruise missile circa 1960's. Project never got off the ground literally so. The Tory American reactor however tested albeit in a very limited way.

Consider Pluto within context of the most recent Russian missile failure and the apparent release of radioactivity.

Radioactive releases previously detected on repeated occasions not from the Mayak atomic processing plant but from the Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile?

IT CAN REASONABLY BE INFERRED THAT THE RUSSIAN MISSILE AS EXPLODED WAS THE ANALOG OF THE AMERICAN PLUTO?

As extracted from that wiki entry:

"The principle behind the nuclear ramjet was [is] relatively simple: motion of the vehicle pushed air in through the front of the vehicle (ram effect), a nuclear reactor heated the air, and then the hot air expanded at high speed out through a nozzle at the back, providing thrust."

"The proposed use for nuclear-powered ramjets would be to power a cruise missile . . . In order to reach ramjet speed, it would be launched from the ground by a cluster of conventional rocket boosters. Once it reached cruising altitude and was far away from populated areas, the nuclear reactor would be made critical . . . After delivering all its warheads, the missile could then spend weeks flying over populated areas at low altitudes, causing tremendous ground damage with its shock wave and fallout. When it finally lost enough power to fly, and crash-landed, the engine would have a good chance of spewing deadly radiation for months to come."

CONVENTIONAL ROCKET BOOSTERS TO GET THE MISSILE UP-TO-SPEED FOR THE "RAM EFFECT" TO OCCUR AND BEFORE THE REACTOR TURNS ON. LIQUID-FUELED BOOSTERS PRESUMABLY.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Holy Cross.

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From the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayom this article the content of which is frankly a surprise to me.

Poles collaborating with the German, WW2?

Generally it is conceded that Poland was THE ONLY Nazi occupied nation during WW2 that did not have a collaborationist government.

"Poland honors underground group that collaborated with Nazis"

"Children of resistance members respond to honor for Holy Cross Mountains Brigade, which fought both Germans and Soviets"

Holy Cross Mountains Brigade accused of collaboration with the German? 

"The Holy Cross Mountains Brigade . . . was a tactical unit of the National Armed Forces . . . one of the Polish underground military organizations during World War II. It did not obey orders to merge with the Home Army in 1944 and was a part of the Military Organization Lizard Union faction"

COLLABORATIONIST'S BUT NOT IN THE ORDINARY SENSE OF THE WORD. FOUGHT POLISH COMMUNISTS AND RED PARTISANS OF WHATEVER NATIONALITY. DENYING THE AUTHORITY OF THE POLISH GOVERNMENT-IN-EXILE.

HOLY CROSS MORE ANTI-COMMUNIST THAN PRO-NAZI!

Read from the wiki accusations of collaboration.

I guess the devoted reader to the blog will have decide this one for themselves.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Lost.

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Considering that the Space Race of the 1960's was inextricably linked to military missile technology and that astronauts/cosmonauts were military personnel consider this blog entry to be more than borderline germane.

Also consider within context of the most recent Russian military missile failure accompanied by a spew of nuclear radiation.

The "Lost Cosmonaut" as is deemed. Soviet female cosmonaut lost during re-entry? Burned to a crisp evidently. And all concealed from the world. And as is reputed only one a number of Soviet manned space failures.

Back in the days of the old Soviet Union automobiles did not collide, aircraft did not fall out of the sky, ships did not sink, trains did not run off the track. And surely manned space missions did not fail!

AND IF DISASTER OCCURRED HIDDEN FROM THE WHOLE WORLD AND LABELED TOP SECRET!


Here is what is believed to be the actual recording of a Soviet woman cosmonaut perishing during re-entry.

Tapes of Soviet cosmonauts courtesy the Italian Judica-Cordiglia brothers. Operating an amateur radio listening station, monitoring frequencies as used by the Soviet space program.

AUTHENTICITY OF THESE RECORDINGS QUESTIONED.

Given the fact the Soviets only announced a successful launch and recovery of a mission into outer space only after might reasonably allow a person to infer there were failures and deaths of cosmonauts. Truth probably concealed and always will be. I am sure someone knows the truth but they are not saying and never will.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tight-Lipped.

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“'As a result of the accident at the military firing range in Arkhangelsk region during liquid reactive propulsion system tests, five employees of the state corporation Rosatom were killed,' the company said. Three military and civilian specialists remain in serious condition, but their injuries are 'not life-threatening.'”

From the Russian Internet outlet RT [Russian Times] we have a more definitive and accurate account of the missile disaster with apparent release of atomic radiation worrisome.

Rosatom again! 

"Experimental ‘isotope & liquid-propellant’ engine blast kills 5 Russian nuclear experts – Rosatom"

"Five staff of Russia’s nuclear corporation Rosatom were killed and three suffered serious burns in the blast during a test of a liquid-propellant engine that resulted in a brief spike of radiation around the military testing site."

"The Rosatom engineering and technical team was working on the 'isotope power source' for a propulsion system on Thursday, when the accident happened. The blast caused a background radiation spike, which quickly returned back to normal."

A liquid-fueled missile with some sort of  atomic "boost"? Never heard of such a thing.

See previous related blog entries:

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

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

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/08/low-yield.html

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

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Lockdown.

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From a variety of sources and is relevant to the prior blog entry.

Russian missile test failure. Zircon hypersonic missile gone bad?

A spew of atomic radioactivity as a result most worrying?

1. "Is Putin covering up a nuclear disaster? Ambulances covered in protective film transport six Russians who suffered severe radiation poisoning in mystery explosion during 'test of new hypersonic missile'"

2. "What is Putin hiding? Emergency lockdown of Russian base after 'nuclear missile' accident"

"A RUSSIAN naval base is on a mysterious month-long lockdown after an accidental missile explosion at the base was linked to a sudden radiation spike in the region."

3. "Russians rush to buy iodine after blast causes radiation spike - reports"

"MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Residents of two northern Russian cities are stocking up on iodine that is used to reduce the effects of radiation exposure after a mysterious accident on a nearby military testing site, regional media reported."

Zircon the much touted hypersonic missile for which the Russians state there is no known defense. A liquid-fueled missile? At least  in the boost phase of flight probably so.

Previously this missile was described as a ballistic missile as might have  been fired from a Delta IV class Soviet/Russian submarine. NOT a Zircon!

AS TO THE RELEASE OF NUCLEAR [?] RADIATION THAT REMAINS A MYSTERY. THE MISSILE WAS FITTED WITH A NUCLEAR WARHEAD? THAT SEEMS IMPLAUSIBLE. CONTAMINATED PERSONNEL [SIX OF THEM] HAVING TO BE SENT TO MOSCOW DOES INDICATE SOMETHING MAJOR AND NOT GOOD HAS HAPPENED.

This story develops as we speak!

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Panic.

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More radioactive releases Russia!!

From the English tabloid The Sun and the article by Jon Rogers.

"NUKE BLAST PANIC Radiation leak in Russia after huge explosion at ballistic missile testing facility"

"A HUGE explosion at a ballistic missile testing facility in Russia has killed two people and started a radiation leak."

Liquid-fuel missile of the Russian North Sea Fleet destroyed during a test, a subsequent release of nuclear [?] radioactivity as a result. So it is reported.

RADIATION LEAKS RUSSIAN STYLE OCCURRING ON CLOCK-WORK BASIS. SOMETHING NOT RIGHT HERE. ATOMIC WARHEAD MOUNTED ON MISSILE DURING TEST? NORMALLY THIS IS NOT THE CASE?

Missile in question a R-29RMU Sineva as might be found on a Soviet/Russian Delta IV class missile-firing submarine?

Stated once more these accidents and radiation discharges inadvertent the type of news story that in the old Soviet Union would have been classified TOP SECRET! We now live in a brave new world.

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Storm.

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Breathe a sigh of relief everyone. Area 51 no longer in danger of being swamped and overwhelmed by curious and just plain strange persons searching for the alien spacecraft or the remains of the dead aliens.

Thanks here to the Internet web site "The Aviationist" and the story by Tom Demerly.

Storm Area 51” Facebook Event Page Disappears, But It Isn’t Alien Abduction."

"In conversations with law enforcement officials in the area and with local business owners, including a tour company that takes visitors on a drive around the non-secure public areas surrounding Area 51, locals told TheAviationist.com that the region could not accommodate large numbers of visitors because of a lack of lodging, restaurants, public bathroom facilities and even drinking water. Concerns among the few residents and employees in the remote region included the spoof event evolving into a kind of Burning Man festival that attracted large crowds to celebrate and explore the secret lore of the area."


NOT ENOUGH BATHROOMS OR TOILET FACILITIES! THAT IS WHY THE EVENT WAS CANCELLED?

NO! None of those reasons are the real reason why we should all be relieved the "storming" was cancelled. Participants were all going to get plutonium radiation poisoning a legacy of nuclear weapons testing. Kick up the sand and dust, inhale/ingest the radioactivity. Then bring home on your clothes spreading the contamination to all parts of the USA and indeed all parts of the world.

Storming cancelled. Thank GOD and we are the better for it too. And damn the people that propose these foolish and ill-conceived stunts.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Nuke.

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Here from the Russian Internet media outlet RT [Russian Times] the type of item that from back in the days of the old Soviet Union would have been TOP SECRET!

Weapons depot explosion non-nuclear. But having the explosive power of a tactical atomic weapon. The Big Boom!

"WATCH jaw-dropping moment of ‘nuke-like’ explosion at Siberian ammo depot"

"Powerful explosions which devastated an ammunition depot in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region produced massive blast waves across the cloudy skies, with the moment of the biggest explosion caught on video by a local resident."

"The footage, filmed not far from the town of Achinsk, shows two massive blasts. One of them produced a massive mushroom-like plume of black smoke, which rose up from behind a forest. The second one was accompanied by a burst of sparkles, which look like fireworks but are actually a high-caliber tank and artillery shells flying through the air and burning as they go."

My thoughts instantaneous to include: 1. This was tit-for-tat retaliation by the Ukrainians. Two Ukrainians weapons depots thought to have sabotaged in the the last few years by drone attack. Read here and here of these incidents. 2. A Soviet naval depot detonation [1984] the explosive force when detected have thought to have been an ATOMIC DETONATION!

Munitions intuitively understood as inherently dangerous. You want them to go off only when you want them to go off! Otherwise, stand clear!

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ABM F-35.

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Tracking data, F-35, anti-ballistic missile.

Additional mission, F-35 Lightning multi-role combat-aircraft [MRCA] as has been suggested and found to be effective.

On board sensors F-35 able to track ballistic missiles during boost phase of launch, relay tracking to intercept sites on the ground. Data link providing missile trajectory at the earliest stage possible, making the intercept of ground based anti-ballistic missile systems that much easier.

"F-35 Successfully Transmits Live Track Data to US Army Missile Defense System"

Thanks once more to the Russian media outlet Sputnik that original story courtesy © REUTERS / Darin Russell/

"The troubled single-engine, all-weather, stealth, fifth-generation F-35 fighter recently successfully demonstrated its ability to transmit live tracking data to the US Army’s Integrated Air and Missiles Defense Battle Command System (IBCS)".

See previous blog entry [with additional link] regarding this topic:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/01/this-is-coolbert-from-controlled.html

F-35 can catch them on the "fly"! Net-centric does work.

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Big Wave.

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Now they got one! 

Chinese successfully test a SLBM [submarine-launched ballistic-missile]. BIG WAVE!

Tiger without teeth now has teeth? From Russian Internet media Sputnik.

"‘Big Waves’: China Confirms Successful Testing of Its New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile"

Big Wave tested and successful. A SECRET test apparently not so secret.

"In early June, residents in several provinces in central China claimed that they had spotted a mysterious light moving across the sky, with the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force and Chinese Navy hinting at the time that it could be a secret military test."

The latest version Chinese nuclear ballistic-missile firing submarine up unto this point not possessing a suitably tested missile capable of  mission? Tiger was without teeth. This test has remedied the situation?

ALBEIT TEN YEARS BEHIND SCHEDULE?

See an entire Strategy Page article the difficulties as encountered by Russia and China both, SLBM reliability questionable. Strategic weaponry a threat only on paper? At least until now!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Triangle.

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Evil, troublesome, dangerous!

The Bermuda Triangle and legends as associated with same most followers of popular culture have heard of.

The Dragon's Triangle far fewer have heard of. An area of the Pacific Ocean with many disappearances of an unusual nature have occurred. So it is alleged. Thanks here to the Skeptics Dictionary.

Paranormal activity with the military dimension. 

"The Devil's Sea . . . also known as the Dragon's Triangle and the Pacific Bermuda Triangle, is a region of the Pacific, south of Tokyo. The Devil's Sea is sometimes considered a paranormal location, though the veracity of these claims has been questioned."

"between 1952 and 1954 Japan lost 5 military vessels and over 700 crew members in the Dragon's Triangle. The Japanese government sent a research vessel to study the area and the ship vanished in a volcanic eruption in 1958."  - - As claimed by Charles Berlitz in a 1989 book.

Read even further thanks once more to the Skeptics Dictionary a more rational, full and complete rational explanation for the "disappearances".

Devil's Triangle as with the Bermuda Triangle nothing more than stories! Stories as in the fictional sense. Right? 

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Borkan-3.

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Yemen! Technology! Mercenaries! Al Qaeda!

As from Iranian PressTV and thanks to same:

"Yemeni armed forces unveil new generation of domestically-built Borkan missiles"

"Yemeni Armed Forces have unveiled a new generation of domestically-built Borkan (Volcano) long-range missiles, which could act as a game changer in the face of the Saudi-led military aggression against the Arab country."

Three items to take from this PressTV article:

1. Borkan-3 an Iranian version of an improved SCUD ballistic missile as being fire by Yemeni [?] forces against Saudi Arabian targets. Domestically built as in Yemeni more correctly stated as Iranian built in Yemen? Operated by Hezbollah and Iranian troops perhaps also.

2. Security Belt mercenaries from a variety of countries their numbers aided and abetted by large numbers of locals [Yemeni] presumably well paid for their efforts. Read further [with many additional links] concerning Security Belt  mercenaries.

Mercenaries from nations to include: "Australia, South Africa, Colombia, El Salvador, Chile and Panama"

3. Saudi Arabia in league with Al Qaeda? AQAP Sunni-oriented and in opposition to the Shia brand of Islam. The enemy of my enemy is my friend? And USA indirectly involved with AQAP as a consequence? War can make for strange and unexpected allies.

Yemen the civil war now characterized by the large-scale involvement of foreign interventionists. So much so the role of the foreign interventionists and the goals of same seemingly now more important that the domestic affairs of the Yemeni themselves.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Low-Yield.

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Russians cheating? And in a big way?

This is all much more clear now?

1. "U.S. Believes Russia Conducting Low-Level Nuclear Tests"

"Russian MP notes tests can't be carried out secretly"

"With no evidence to support the allegations, US DIA [Defense Intelligence Agency] officials are accusing Russia of potentially having the capability of violating the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Russia ratified this treaty in 2000, and the US has never done so."

2. "U.S. believes Russia conducting low-level nuclear tests: official"

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes Russia may be conducting low-level nuclear tests, a U.S. intelligence official on Wednesday, while the head of a body monitoring a global nuclear treaty said there was no sign of such violations by Moscow."

RUSSIANS SIGNATORIES TO THE NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY [USA NOT A SIGNATORY] VIOLATING THE TREATY WITH WHAT ARE CALLED "LOW-YIELD" DETONATIONS?

SO BELIEVED THE USA MILITARY INTELLIGENCE [DIA].

Repeated and unexplained high-levels of atmospheric radioactivity as might have been associated with a nuclear detonation observed by a whole host of sources.

See however within context of a previous blog entry a very reasonable explanation, those high-levels of atmospheric radioactivity not due to atomic explosion.

It is not so much reality that counts but the perception of reality that counts?

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Gunpowder.

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After viewing the various embedded You Tube video the devoted reader to the blog will have to draw your own conclusions.

From the Strategy Page CIC article # 472 by Professor Al Nofi:

"Gunpowder Empires"

 "By the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century firearms were sufficiently advanced as to provide an overwhelming advantage when used against peoples who were entirely unfamiliar with them. This sparked the era of 'Gunpowder Empires.'”

OVERWHELMING ADVANTAGE!!

Gunpowder Empires as deemed to include: * The Spanish [Mexico] from 1519 AND * The Spanish [Peru] from 1526.








Firearms and gunpowder could not been a DECISIVE factor both with regard to Spanish conquest of both the Aztec and Incan Empires. Firearms [to include cannon and small arms as understood at the time both] too FEW in number and the RATE of FIRE too slow. Not a DECISIVE factor.

Thank Spanish victory rather to:

* Steel armor and steel edged weapons.
* Horses [used in a mass formation charge].
* Guile and ruthlessness.
* Lots and lots of allies.
* Disease.

I had always believed that the widespread use of gunpowder weaponry [cannon and what moderns call small-arms] was almost exclusively a phenomenon restricted to the European cultural domain. But this apparently is not so. Even Bert learns something all the time and is better for it too.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Plumbbob.

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A headline distressing to say the least. Shop of horrors.

"Man suing body donation company after mother's corpse was used for bomb testing"

BY CAITLIN O'KANE . . . CBS NEWS 

"An Arizona man is suing a body-donation company for selling his mother's body to the military for blast testing. Jim Stauffer believed his mother's body would be used for medical research. Instead, it was used to test bomb impact."

BODY AS DONATED TO SCIENCE FOR ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH INSTEAD SOLD FOR $6,000 USD. CADAVER SUBSEQUENTLY BLOWN TO PIECES BY THE MILITARY.


Here from the era of the Cold War and above-ground nuclear testing a You Tube video showing pigs as subjected to atomic detonation. Pigs the ideal [?] animal to be studied for weapons injuries of all sorts. A pig the body size roughly that of a human. Internal anatomy of a pig greatly resembling that of a human.

I would like to assume the remains of those subjected to blasts humanely disposed with a degree of reverence. Fragments probably only remaining, a communal grave for most probably.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Underground.

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To war by robot! Underground!

Thanks to the tip from Freeper.

"What Lies Beneath: Inside DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge"

"DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge is trying to address those needs. It’s a multi-phase competition aimed at promoting robotics technologies that can traverse, navigate, map and search underground environments. It will feature three different circuits — tunnel, urban underground and cave — before culminating in the grand finale that combines elements of each."


The future is now! See this You Tube video a drone useful to map large cavernous areas. A large cave, a mine shaft, even a warehouse. Apparently autonomous with lots of high-tech. Science fiction in fruition. But only for again large cavernous areas with lots of flying space.

 See this previous blog entry, from the era of the Cold War, Soviet underground warfare technology.

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Mayak.

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Finally! Culprit has been found! Rosatom! Gigantic!

From the Internet web site New Scientist and the article by Ruby Prosser Scully we have a description of mystery solved!

"Gigantic, mysterious radiation leak traced to facility in Russia"

"A nuclear fuel processing facility in Russia looks to have been been the source of the leak"

"The source of a gigantic, mysterious leak of radioactive material that swept across Europe in 2017 has been traced to a Russian nuclear facility, which appears to have been preparing materials for experiments in Italy."

"The leak released up to 100 times the amount of radiation into the atmosphere that the Fukushima disaster did. Italian scientists were the first to raise the alarm on 2 October, when they noticed a burst of the radioactive ruthenium-106 in the atmosphere. This was quickly corroborated by other monitoring laboratories across Europe."

"Mysterious" leaks of radioactive material into the atmosphere hardly a novel occurrence. A number of such instances recently have been observed the source of which was never determined.

See previous blog entries [with additional links] as germane:

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

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/11/ru-106.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/01/spike.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/02/u-235.html

More to follow on this subject. 

 coolbert.


Thursday, August 1, 2019

Flail.

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Military robot stuff! Mr. Robot the mine clearing robot with flail!

Thanks to the Internet web site National Defense and the article by Stew Magnuson

"Mini-Flail Robot Designed to Destroy Roadside Bombs"

"Demining vehicles that use flails to churn the earth and destroy anti-personnel mines date back to World War II."

"The Protector mini-flail manufactured by HDT Robotics can be operated up to 1,300 feet away and is intended to destroy small mines and improvised explosive devices."


A Protector in action. Protector can also serve as a robotic "mule". Earth in front of the machine churned up the machine move forward. Protector is "protected" from explosion of an anti-personnel mine but not able to survived the detonation of an anti-tank mine?

Here from the era of World War Two [WW2] a Scorpion flail mine clearing machine. A tank modified with flails in front to detonate mines and clear a path for ground troops.


How effective this flail device was in clearing mines I am not sure. 

Understand full well devices such as the Protector flail apparatus never a 100 % complete solution to the mine clearing problem.

In war sometimes the old ways are the best ways? Better than nothing? 

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