Thursday, December 03, 2020

Dogfight between a government F-16 and a rebel OV-10 Bronco over Caracas, Venezuela during the 1992 coup.

Army Chief says everything must die so that naval/air/space force can grow...

This generation of generals is going all in on a full blown war against China in the Pacific.

Let me remind you.

These are the same generals that have yet to conclude the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria.  The same generals that have us inching toward being engulfed in the fighting in Libya and in parts of N. Africa.

The same generals that once talked about fighting in major urban areas was the future, that the F-35 would be able to clear the skies of all enemies etc...


Now they're predicting not only where the fight will be but what it will take to win.

My confidence is not high.

They've gotten so much wrong, lurched from one concept to another that confidence in their judgement MUST be doubted.

Long story short?

They don't have a clue.  They're guessing with regard to everything. The reality is stark and a bit stunning.  We're in the "interwar period" between WW1 and WW2, just in the modern era. I'm sure some idea that is being batted around right now will be the one that decides the future but the tech is just too immature at this time to know for sure (at least from an open source perspective).

The one thing that has me spinning?

They're betting so hard on a fight against China that it makes me wonder if we won't start one now before they grow so large they can't be contained.  If we do it on our timetable I'm guessing they think we might have a chance despite our manufacturing disadvantage.  Wouldn't that be a historic kick in the pants. We become the aggressor in order to "safeguard" the future! 

The memes over covid-19 response are a middle ground even possible anymore?


Saw this on the interwebs and said to myself...DAMN!  Then I wondered.  With memes like this is a middle ground even possible anymore?

I've talked to more than a few people that have said they won't take the vaccination.  Even a couple that say they'll take it but have severe reservations. I won't even bother to break this down by demographics.  Certain ethnic communities are beyond fearful that this is an experiment (an obvious outcome of the demonization that was done for the presidential campaign but having unintended consequences now).

So I guess this discussion is a two parter.

1.  Will you take the vaccination?

2.  Is a middle ground possible?

This is awesome and I'd buy one...don't know what I'd do with it but I'd support their small business!

Probably alone in my amazement at the ability of people to make something out of nothing but this is genius!

I'd buy one.  Don't know what I'd do with it but I'd buy it just to support them! I know they'd hit me with the "tourist" tax (assuming I didn't get robbed getting to them...stereotyping I know...hate me) but it would be worth it.

JDF Air Wing Bell 429 flying above the Caribbean Sea


AAVs of the Korps Marinir conducting water ops...


Open Comment Post. 3 Dec 2020


Curious.  I like the new animated show "Primal".  What I didn't know is that the cartoon has resurrected interest in prehistoric animals.  Cool.  Back on task.  Never knew there was once a flying animal that was as tall as a giraffe. Don't know if that's really awesome or downright frightening!  Wonder if it tastes like chicken?

3rd Infantry Brigade of the Marines carried out the Battle of the Estuary and Swamp Training Exercise @ West Papua


Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Hmm...a little controversy with the "feel good" story about the female kicker at Vanderbilt Football...

SOCOM is just raid forces now...The Army is putting together companies of Green Berets to go after high value targets...

Controversial position.

If everyone is going to start doing the raid mission then we can disband 90% of that organization and just add Ranger Battalions.  Cheaper, its a core function and they play well with others (well Special Forces DEFINITELY does but you know what I mean).

Seriously though.

If everyone is gonna do raids then its not really that special anymore.  Just add Ranger Battalions and you have this issue done, easy peasy. 

Land FMF Elements wanted but NOT needed????

I look forward to reading this.  But this little missive kinda explains it all.

I DO NOT recognize the new Marine Corps!  You do realize this means that I was right on all fronts.  The Marine Air-Ground Task Force is dead.  Amphibious Assault is dead.  The new Marine Corps will only have the name in common with that which came before.  Just plain wow.

Side note.  Now do you understand why I say LAR and AAV/ACV is dead?  They have no role to play in the future Marine Corps that Berger and his acolytes are planing.

Side note 1.  The part about the "wanted but not needed".  I thought that applied to the entire Marine Corps!  Apparently it only applies to the ground forces.  The Wing and support to establish forward bases are "necessary"? Quite honestly if this is the thinking then shutter the rest of the Ground Combat Element and be done with it.  Better a quick death than a lingering one.

Politics Talk. Why is anyone even entertaining the talk of Trump suspending the constitution and continuing to serve. Of course he'll leave!

 Sorry folks.

I'm gonna make a great deal of you mad but reality is reality!

Many are putting forward the idea that Trump will suspend the constitution, declare martial law and continue to serve in office.  Others are just hoping he declares martial law and calls for new elections.

None of that will happen.

No way in hell could it happen!

Additionally some are batting around the idea that the US Military would be called in to remove him from office or perhaps one of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.

Again.  That won't happen!

The reality?

Trump will pursue this in the courts.  Attorney General Barr will look around to see if there were any improprieties (he's already said that under the rules of this election it was fair...that's what should be the major talking point...the extended voting!).

He will fail in court.

At the appointed time he will leave office, Biden will become President and the world will keep spinning.

What should you do in your personal life? Follow the line in the movie and get yourself morally, physically and spiritually fit...get your finances in order, get your house in order, get your mindset in orderNow excuse me.  I'm going to get my workout on!