Friday, September 29, 2023


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"One pill makes you happy, one pill makes you small, and the one that mother gives you doesn't do anything for you at all!"

"The Navy will start randomly testing SEALs and special warfare troops for steroids"

From | September 29, 2023 | LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press.

"WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy will begin randomly testing its special operations forces for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs beginning in November, taking a groundbreaking step that military leaders have long resisted."

"Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, announced the new program Friday in a message to his force, calling it necessary to protect their health and military readiness."

As summarized from The Search Engine: "The most commonly used PEDs are anabolic androgenic steroids, known for their ability to build and strengthen muscle as well as reduce body fat. Forty trainees either tested positive or admitted to using 'steroids or other drugs in violation of Navy regulations.'”

Steroids do work! Allows and individual to build muscle-mass greater and quicker. Gives an advantage to the individual who consumes the drug while engaging in preparation for intense physical activity. A BODYBUILDER favorite.

But can damage the body and cause PSYCHIATRIC problems very negative!

Admittedly the military special operations troop of whatever branch pushing the limits of physical ability. That ideal being someone who has a combination of strength and endurance. Preparation for a program such as SEAL a must but do so drug free!



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IMHO [in my  humble opinion] 100 % so. Let no one try to sugarcoat.

"sugarcoat: transitive verb - To cause to seem more appealing or pleasant."

"RFK Jr. Warns ‘Next Step’ Is Military Advisers in Ukraine: ‘Have They Forgotten’ Vietnam?"

From  |   KRISTINA WONG | 28 Sep 2023.

* "Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. warned on Thursday that the 'next step of Ukraine War escalation' is stationing United States military advisers on the ground.


* "He flagged a recent article by Foreign Affairs titled 'Why America Should Send Military Advisers to Ukraine: On-the-Ground Help Will Bolster Kyiv Without Risking Escalation.'”

* "He posted on X: 'Establishment journal Foreign Affairs signals the next step of Ukraine War escalation: stationing U.S. military advisors on the ground. Have they forgotten how we got embroiled in Vietnam?'”


* American adviser [bolstered by other NATO nations military personnel] having been training Ukrainian forces for some now. now. But only outside of Ukraine proper.

* Based on my observations it is that the Ukrainian that can teach NATO personnel to fight rather than the other way around.

* Nonetheless, I agree with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.



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HMCS Windsor that is!

"Only One Submarine In Canada’s Costly Naval Fleet Has Been To Sea In Years: Records"


"Only one of the vessels in Canada’s expensive submarine fleet has been to sea in recent years. Submarine maintenance and upgrade costs have surpassed $3 billion, records show."


"An inquiry tabled in the Commons revealed the Royal Canadian Navy stated that only one vessel, HMCS Windsor, has been at sea since Dec. 1, 2021, as first reported by Blacklock’s Reporter. The submarine was at sea for 43 days last year."

From the wiki: "HMCS Windsor is a long-range hunter-killer (SSK) submarine of the Royal Canadian Navy, the second submarine of the Victoria class. She is named after the city of Windsor, Ontario. Built for the Royal Navy as the Upholder-class submarine HMS Unicorn (pennant number S43) she was purchased by Canada"

British-built and somewhat aged Upholder class diesel-electric boat refurbished and retrofitted for Canadian navy. Four boats total, I had thought it was six! ONLY one service-able? Record poor at best. Hardly high-tempo operations.

As was already noted, what the Canadian navy needs is the latest and greatest brand-spanking new Italian designed and made S800 underwater boat!

See previous blog entries Canadian submarine force pain and woe:


Thursday, September 28, 2023


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Israel elite military unit riots during a training exercise? Is as filmed part of the training exercise or a response to the training exercise?

"Dozens of Israeli soldiers were punished, including sergeants, and a number put in military jail after riots erupted during a training session for the Israeli Defense Force's infantry units. The IDF's Golani Brigade is mostly made up of 'elite soldiers' who carry out armed combat missions, and this leaked video appears to show discontent among the rank and file fighters."

From | September 7, 2023.

A training exercise?

See courtesy You Tube the Israeli Golani brigade troops apparently ripping their barracks apart:

About Middle East Monitor [MEMO]: "The use or misuse of information is central to the conflict in the Middle East. There has been a growing need for supporters of, in particular, the Palestinian cause, to master the art of information gathering, analysis and dissemination. This requires well organized, focused and targeted operations. Such initiatives are virtually non-existent in the West today. Middle East Monitor."

As to the source of discontent [if indeed discontent not feigned] nothing can be gleaned. Perhaps this is all part of anger within the Israeli body politic judicial reform legislation controversial!



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Possibly a war warning? Holland threatened! Russian propagandist gadfly speaks!

"gadfly: noun - A persistent irritating critic; a nuisance. One that acts as a provocative stimulus; a goad."

"Russian State TV Threatens Cluster Munitions Attack on NATO Member"

From |  Story by Isabel van Brugen •

"Kremlin propagandist Vladimir Solovyov suggested Moscow could attack the Netherlands, a member of the NATO military alliance, with dual-purpose improved conventional munitions (DPICM), or cluster bombs."

Specifically refineries the Netherlands. 50 % of European refining capacity located in a confined area of the Netherlands. A very temping target under any circumstances. Cripple that refining capacity and all of Europe and NATO severely handicapped for a long time to come.

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it". - Artistotle.

Vlad I surely hope so in your case. Your utterances serve only a bad purpose.


Wednesday, September 27, 2023


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UNCLASSIFIED. OH, I am glad it is just unclassified. I thought for a moment we were going to another massive classified document scandal to deal with.

"China's Shipbuilding Capacity More Than 200 Times Greater Than US: Leaked Navy Slide"

From | TYLER DURDEN | via J.M.Phelps of The Epoch Times SEP 25, 2023.

"A leaked U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) slide is garnering concern about the Chinese regime’s continued capability to produce naval vessels at an alarmingly faster rate than the United States."

Think not just at an alarming rate. Think at a mind-boggling greater rate!

Click on image to see an enlarged view. Figures from the graphic shocking and stunning both.

Chinese shipbuilding capacity about two-hundred thirty times that of the USA. Chinese have a force also where commercial vessels can serve a dual-purpose [quasi-military] in a traditional sea-power role. 

The Chinese too in time of conflict with USA able to concentrate their naval assets [bolstered by commercial dual-purpose vessels] in one general location, presenting an overwhelming numerical advantage.

“China is a sleeping giant; let him sleep, for if he wakes, he will shake the World.” ― Napoleon.

And remember, only UNCLASSIFIED!



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Day of the Daleks? Exterminate! Almost so! 

"Wild moment US Navy phalanx anti-aircraft gun trains its sights on passenger [Boeing jet airliner] 737 as sailors laugh and tell the autonomous gun 'no no no'"

From | article by KAMAL SULTAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM | 26 September 2023.

Nearly had a tremendous disaster here!!

* "The military MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon System [CIWS] tracked the aircraft with its powerful six-barrel 20mm cannon as crew members laughed"  * "It followed the passenger plane, believed to be a Boeing 737 for a few seconds before it powered down and lowered its weapon, to the relief of the sailors"  * "The MK 15 Phalanx is a powerful weapon that is designed to defend military ships automatically and can fire up to 4,500 rounds per minute"

"A US Navy anti-aircraft system was spotted training its sights on a passenger plane in the sky as sailors laughed and pleaded for the machine to change its seeming course."

That question can reasonably asked and MUST be asked: was the Phalanx operating in auto-mode or was there an operator at the controls playing a game in an unauthorized manner!!

Anyhow calamity was averted but perhaps only barely.