Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Ukraine has opened a criminal case with regard to the execution of Russian soldiers...


Weapons shortages spark tough choices for Ukraine’s allies via Defense News

 via DN

“When you are continuing to give away ammunition to Ukraine and you have to evaluate and assess the risk you take for your own readiness, you will have to take into account the threat,” the chairman of NATO’s military committee, Adm. Rob Bauer, said at the Halifax International Security Forum this weekend.

The strain on stockpiles is “across the board,” and particularly sharp for ammunition, he said. In the years before some countries donated to Ukraine, they maintained stockpiles at half capacity or less because they saw little risk or couldn’t afford more, and took a “just-in-time, just-enough,” approach to the defense industry.


I've been posting variations of this story (as it hits the mainstream news media) since around August.

The refrain has been the same.  It's worth it because we're weakening Russia.

Ok, but the flip side of all this is that we're weakening ourselves.

You might not like the news (looking at my German readers when I post news about how they're gonna suffer this winter...and that's coming from their own officials!), but the facts remain.

Our over the top support of Ukraine is making us vulnerable against REAL threats to OUR national security/survival.

Open Comment Post. 22 Nov 22

2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion (LAAD) conduct training with the Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (L-MADIS), at Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic, North Carolina

52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron perform free fall operations from an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft assigned to the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility

Monday, November 21, 2022

Philadelphia is no longer inhabitable for average citizens...

Sorry but I truly believe this applies to every big city in America. If you are an average, LAW ABIDING citizen then get out before its too late. Every delay is a risk to your life and those of your family. NOTE that this happened in broad daylight in what looks to be a middle class neighborhood.

Open Comment Post. 21 Nov 22

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Flawless and possibly fatal victory...

Definitely head trauma....don't know cause I wasn't there but the big guy had a chance to disengage several times before he ended up ragdolled and then (apparently) severly concussed. Seeing someone go rigid like that is always a bit of a mindfuck. Better him than me.

Chinese Tengden TB-001 with ridiculous load

Now we know why they're adding extra Low Altitude Air Defense to MLRs. The Chinese will send these beasts out hunting them. Funny thing is that I think the future for anti-air has to be energy based. The amount of fire required to knock down just one drone much less a drone will break logistics. Energy is the way to go IF they can make it economical (with regard to fuel requirements).

Is Israel arming insurgents in Iran?

Hmm. The protests in Iran continue without let up so one would ASSUME that they're receiving outside support. Israel doing this? Yeah I can see that quite easily especially with Bibi being back in charge. The US? Not so much. Biden wants that deal so bad he can taste it. Who else? Really not sure. Like Grandma used to say...plenty of people throw rocks and hide their hands...