Monday, March 20, 2023

2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division conducts gun raid


Chinese Marines about to get the Z-8L...think CH-53D for comparison (I think!)


Has anyone noticed that the Chinese have NOT copied the V-22? I wonder what they see that makes them pause...

Why does the White House almost seem to be in a virtual panic because China and Russia are talking?

 Have you been monitoring the news about the Russia/China talks and how the White House is responding?

From my chair it almost borders on pure panic.

But why?

I don't have a good answer but I'm thinking its the potential that they (Russia and China) could throw everything out of whack and disrupt the "plan".

What do I mean?

It appears obvious that the Pentagon, White House, and Ukraine fanatics would like to deal with Russia first then FINALLY pivot to the China problem.

Which leads me to the next theory.

If I was China's president I would back Russia to the hilt.  I would damn near dare the West to try sanctions and if they did I would retaliate in full.

If I was in his chair I would guess that every leader in the West that supported sanctions would beg for some type of accommodation and Russia could be talked into limited gains.

They'd get Crimea and the two Russia speaking districts(?). Then declare the war over.

Meanwhile the economy of the West is in tatters (the banking issue shows how fragile things are right now) and China can turn to taking Taiwan with the US basically standing alone with NO European support (I think that was a fantasy anyway), serious diplomatic effort along with the threat of Japan can keep S. Korea on the sidelines, and the Australian Air Force and Navy are just too small to really make a difference.

Additionally our war stocks have been eviscerated and if they wait till early next year they'll be damn near expended to keep Ukraine in the fight.

We keep doing the long war thing and it keeps failing horribly.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Does this tell us about manning issues in Ukraine? About how they're organized?

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, also known as the "War Dogs," engage targets using the M110 semi-automatic sniper system and the MK13 sniper rifle as part of a training and evaluation exercise with a mobile training team from Weapons Training Battalion and the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Marines test MLR concept and future technologies at MWX


Ukraine War Talk. Why the talk of an offensive?

 Everyone on this blog knows that the major talk is of an upcoming offensive.

My question is why.

From my chair it doesn't make sense.

The losses to the Ukrainian side while not being documented as feverishly as the Russians are still heavy.  Real heavy.  Additionally while the training of Ukrainian forces is zooming along, they're still suffering manpower issues AND experience issues in their operating forces.

A spring offensive seems risky.

Better to wait till late summer, or early fall.  Press hard, win ground (if possible...the Russians get a vote too) and then hold on.

If the assault fails you consolidate your positions and let General Winter do his thing.

Between now and then you build up your forces as much as possible to ensure success.

But they're not doing that.  They're pressing ahead.  Like I said, from my seat its too early.  If they win ground they'll be pushed back and it won't be decisive.

173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, @ Juliet DZ Pordenone, Italy


Chinese future armored fighting vehicles are gonna be different...


This has always been a private concern.  If you compare China where its at now with America, then you can say from an engineering/innovation stage they're in their 50's and early 60's.

Think about it.

Think about the designs we saw from our major defense corporations during that time period.

Think about how even now we're circling back and doing some of the things they tried to do but the tech wasn't quite there.

In some ways we've been fortunate that they've been following our lead and putting a few spins on it.

If we build it then we know how to kill it...or modifications of it.

But what happens when we see brand new stuff and haven't got a clue?

Open Comment Post. 19 Mar 23


The Grisly Aftermath Of An Anti-Tank Missile on a YPR-765


NSFW. Destroyed Dutch owned, Ukrainian operated YPR-765 near Novonikolaevka (held by the Russian 70th Guards Motor Rifle Regiment), Zaporozhiye Front. 15 March 2023
by u/sasha_man123 in DestroyedTanks


Just let me walk to the fight.  This thing was a quick ride to doom (for the folks inside).

I didn't think the Biden Admin or the Pentagon would do this but they're just prolonging this conflict.

Now do you understand why I'm all about turning this thing off? Don't you get it yet?  They feed the "fight for freedom" to the masses while behind closed doors this is all about economics (or so I think).

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Late Open Comment Post. 18 Mar 23


They want Marines on Fuga Island but that's still a problem...

Marines on an island 22 square miles large? Stealth will help keep them from being targeted? A ruthless Chinese Commander will simply expend enough munitions to micrfragment every single square mile of the place. I don't believe theyr'e worried about the Chinese. I think they want American dollars flowing...

Anyone have any info on this freakishly large explosion somewhere in Ukraine?


That almost looks nuclear. What type munition gives off a cloud like that? What gets hit and puts off a cloud like that?