Sunday, July 03, 2022

It has begun. Unrest in Uzbekistan

Maybe Ukrainian troops should be barking at their leadership rather than the EU/NATO

Ukraine was known for corruption before the war and the idea that so much money is being pumped into the country now with NO oversight just invites EVEN MORE corruption. I don't care what your stance is on the war, you should want accountability.

1st ID is sending tanks to Europe

A couple of weeks ago there were rumors that the Army was painting a BUNCH of their vehicles (especially armor) green for deployment(s) to Europe. The frontier is too big for the US military to cover it all (no so subtle reference to the Romans trying to control a large territory).

I believe that the doctrine of "forward presence" & "reassuring allies" will go down as the most idiotic/self serving concept ever developed.

Too many units in too many places - exposed.

Tripwire forces work against a reasonable enemy.  I fear that our potential foes either aren't reasonable or having done the calculations and believe that if they can't outright win against us they can at least bloody us badly.

It has begun! Libyans burn down Parliament over living conditions


Remember all the unrest I've predicting in the Middle East/Africa due to the sanctions?

This looks to me like it's begun.

Strap in folks.  The protests by the Dutch farmers, this action in Libya, all the distractions we're seeing in the US to keep the public's attention off skyrocketing prices, the Germans buying wood stoves to stay warm this winter, stock markets all over the world in trouble....

That's just the tip of this huge iceberg.

Add to all of the above the long overdue correction that we should have seen in our markets (no way in HELL any company can post double digit earnings year after year without shenanigans) and you're gonna see a damn near complete shut down in discretionary purchases with the added friction of people being pissed off beyond belief.

The 2020's are gonna make the 60's & 70's look like quiet times in the world.

I say again.  Cooler heads must prevail.  We need wisdom from our leaders , not doing the same idiotic thing over and over again hoping this time it works.

They won't but I wish they would.  Till we get new people in office we're screwed.

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Algerian T-62 modernized with the Berezokh Turret (w/ 2A42, Kornet and AGS)


It's quite a bit "cleaner" than it was the last time I saw it. They've improved the integration of the turret onto the vehicle. Is this a low cost Terminator? Perhaps even a bit more practical for the conditions that the Algerians deal with. I would imagine a large caliber tank gun is over kill...BUT...the protection would be essential. Seems like a good middle ground for that force.

Is Belarus about to become an active combatant in the war between Ukraine & Russia?


Poland would luv this.  They want the fight so bad they can taste it. Would Belarus joining the fight cause Poland to attack?  Could they draw the rest of NATO into a fight?

That's what I hate about this "alliance".

One tiny country could end up involving the rest of the alliance in a shooting war.  But on the other hand, we did it to them in Iraq/Afghanistan so I guess its our turn in the chair.

Dutch farmers are spraying manure all over govt buildings...

What a shitty situation.

Sat Strange. Woman is raising a monster and doesn't know what to do...

Sounds like she's actually scared of a 5 year old. This is a case of a child being raised by a child. Of course this could be an undercover appeal to support abortion. We live in wicked, decietful times. Nothing is to be trusted. Not even pleas for help.

Germans preparing for a winter without Russian gas...

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