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Holy Smokes!!! That was a great bit of history for the night YP......
1 day, 1 hour ago on “The Snakes Are Smoking” The Brazilian Expeditionary Force in WW2
Time to publish!!!
1 day, 12 hours ago on Snippet One, Alone and Unafraid
Blessings upon your soul. You have added one more level to your pass to the pearly gates when that time comes.
Thanks for sharing - soul rending
1 day, 13 hours ago on The Ghost of a Little Angel
Concur on Isreal
3 days, 2 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
Yep - YP, you were there..my experience is via lots of reading and two Rhodesian teammates...
JMO - we in the US must understand Rhodesia or we will follow her into oblivion....
3 days, 7 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
Afternoon all - interesting comment on MH17 via Keith Nell, author of Viscount Down....worth heeding...
COMMENTS - FLIGHT MH17 – THE MALAYSIAN AIR DISASTER
The downing of Malaysia Airways FLIGHT MH17 and the tragic loss of 298 lives, revives our vivid memories of Air Rhodesia’s Viscount Disasters that shocked the Nation and became the turning point of the Rhodesian bush war.
Indeed, the Russian strategy behind Joshua Nkomo’s missile campaign in Rhodesia to destroy passenger carrying aircraft in flight for political and military gain, changed the course of history in southern Africa and in other countries well beyond. (Predictably it will do the same in the Ukraine soon). In fact, the Russian devised missile campaign was seen to be so successful in Rhodesia that the strategy behind it was noticed by governments and terrorist organizations in foreign countries and became the blueprint for similar attacks ever since.
The downing of Flight MH17 has launched a revival of the Cold War. Call it COLD WAR 2 if you like and you won’t be wrong. Just as the Cuban missile threat of the 60’s became a threat to world peace and very nearly ended in a nuclear war, so too will the downing of MH17 be viewed as being the next-of-kin to the Cuban crisis and is bound to carry very serious consequences. The upside though, is bound to bring about intensification of new counter measures on the ground and in the air that simply cannot wait.
The dictum, which is scarcely an under-statement, is that whoever controls the skies by whatever means, also controls the region and can dictate the movements of all air traffic therein, even if only temporarily so. Missiles are a very powerful and disruptive tool to be available in the wrong hands, and right now, there doesnt seem to be an effective way of stopping the hands on triggers that bring down civilian aircraft.
There are systems available that reduce missile susceptibility in passenger aircraft by deflecting missiles but are very costly and therefore, are not installed in most commercial aircraft today, but even so, there is no guarantee of safety in the sky. Consider the Russian BUK missile system that is easily upgraded to launch the latest 9m317 missile with much improved jamming immunity and and advanced performance capabilities. It is claimed to be absolutely unrivaled in the world that won’t be outperformed by competitor models until the end of the first decade of the next century!
Turning back to Flight MH17, who is to be blamed and what was the purpose of downing it? Already allegations, denials, claims and counter-claims fly across from East to West on a daily basis, so what are we in dark Africa are to think? Is the underlying strategy a continuation of the blueprint mentioned above? Will the truth be dismissed in the clouds of confusion between disbelief, theories and facts? Are Putin’s demonstrations of sadness and sorrow genuine or Hollywood enactments? Does he even need them?
There is so much speculation going on of who did what, where and why - but all feasible indications bear strong similarities with the missile attacks that brought down our Rhodesian Viscounts. Look at the history of Russia’s Marxist Leninist strategies that were firmly entranced in revolutions they stirred up in many other countries offering mineral and strategic wealth. As Khrushchev reminded the world, their principle was to not to export revolution on bayonets to other countries. It has to be the work of the working class in each separate country and spoke loudly about being proud of supporting rebel groups with training and military hardware.
Think about it, taking one issue at a time. Were Russian BUK missile systems provided to rebel forces in the Ukraine by Russia or not? Was the BUK system capable of identifying the Malaysian aircraft or not? Google it and see. Was the missile fired by a Ukrainian rebel in error or not – when every civilian airliner has a transponder that constantly transmits identification signals to the outside world. Aircraft identification is a simple process nowadays. The flight details of any and every aircraft in flight across the world can be established in seconds, even from a cell-phone at any place and at all times of the day or night. The airplane’s registration number, Country of Origin, flight speed, altitude, direction and exact coordinates are all available, not just to us but also to everyone else.
These and more issues will be addressed In my next newsletter when more factual references emerge pointing to the truth.
All good wishes to you!
Yep - staring death straight in the face will do that to ya...
5 days, 16 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
6 days ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
@Sh43d - correct...I was actually poking at Paris burning a few nights ago for "gaza" - crickets on MH13
6 days, 8 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
Yep - Exocets killed many on the bridges of supertankers as well as USS Stark.
Very good to keep in mind when international weapons inspectors claim no weapons found.....think French arms dealers...
Very good reminder Chief - though I highly doubt the major European powers will do more than wring their hands....they are more concerned with protesting Isreali actions in Gaza (fully justified actions in my mind BTW) than ruining their natural gas supply for the coming winter.
This shoot down happened near the end of the Tanker War as well so that was a pretty hot time in the gulf as well - very ugly (but very lucrative pay according to my first collegiate rugby coach who did those runs in the offseasons) especially since a supertanker bridge stood out like a beacon to targeting radars....as to those Exocet missiles..how bout them French, selling to both sides..just like The Falklands....
Keep an eye on Poland...they seem to be the key in my mind as having the rigid spine in Europe
6 days, 14 hours ago on A Look In The Mirror At Iran Air Flight 655 Shot Down By The USS Vincennes In 1988
Very well said Major.
I imagine the operators of the system in this case did not know the Malaysian flights transponder was sqwaking passenger aircraft, or knew it and ignored it (which takes this to a whole other level)?
Or did MH17 not have the proper ID calling out to the world?
Just ugly all around.
1 week, 1 day ago on One Missile, 298 Lives Lost: Profile of the Buk 9K37/ SA-11 “Gadfly” SAM
Guys - great show, truly a sober look and some scratching issues for sure....
Really remember the Birdman fall...what a screwed up event here...
Keep em coming
1 week, 3 days ago on Episode 101: Brandon Webb Talks Navy SEAL Internet Catfishing
Time for photos!!!!
1 week, 5 days ago on The Belgian Malinois SEAL Dog
Classic story Jack - very much worth sharing.
Nothing Bad about recycling an old good idea.
1 week, 5 days ago on Dear CIA: Thank You for Not Killing Me
Gone only in body....now you have shared his spirit with all of us making him even bigger.
Thanks for the peek inside your collective souls.
RIP SFC Goldsmith
1 week, 6 days ago on One Of The Good Ones: In Memory of SFC Wyatt A. Goldsmith A 3/1 SFG(A) ODA-1314
Good Post Chief - Ventura has clearly gone off the rails...suing The Kyle estate is just sleazy, if it was not true that would have come out through the rest of the community I believe as a matter of honor....
I also wonder what the pro wrestling community thinks of him now as well...it all seems to be a warning to not get so radical in everything you do that the first place people jump to is your a nut bag instead of listening to facts (definitely not defending him though...can never watch Predator again)
2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Truth About Jesse Ventura’s Navy SEAL Status
Very good points all around Jonathan....Kilbane has a serious learned character flaw, not a sickness.....
The cure is to spread the word so he shapes up or ends up picking up trash on the roadside during work release since his "career" flamed out in spades due to lack of interest...
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Pat Kilbane Suing The Veterans Of SOFREP – Jonathan Wade Reacts
Excellent point YP....
And great Niven quote.....
Listening at work gentlemen....massive congrats on #100! Just seems like yesterday and what a great leadin guest..Mike is da bomb
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Episode 100: Bowe Bergdahl’s Unit Members Speak Out
Concur...my mainstay news source
Beautiful dog! Look forward to more news with her....
3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Belgian Malinois SEAL Dog
Awesome tale...Damien sounds homesick....
3 weeks, 3 days ago on SDV: Warriors Below the Surface – Part Five
Hmmmm....obliquely on topic....didn't the churches work deals with the gunrunners into Biafra? Two loads of weapons, one load of aid on the planes I believe.....
Seems like a workable model - armed aid
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Iraq: ISIS, Refugees, and a Dearth of International Commitment
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Secretary Kerry’s Foreign Policy Uncertainty
And yes. - we have not been believing what the progressives have written
4 weeks ago on Secretary Kerry’s Foreign Policy Uncertainty
Concur - it is really a large cycle with better weapons
Very well said
Hmmmmm - I will have to find that one...
Not likely...these people are pretty educated...
Cripes YP - this is so similar to the modern ME it is frightening....
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Secretary Kerry’s Foreign Policy Uncertainty
Hehe - gotta love that reason 6!!! +1
Even more chilling - think how popular The Hunger Games movies are....
I saw that...truly amazing they would think that...make em all visit the Somme battlefields I would....
Loren - great post.
Thank You - I say that the Mafia needs to swamp Becks twitter feed with this...
4 weeks, 1 day ago on An Army Green Beret’s Open Letter to Glenn Beck On Iraq
I have come to that conclusion as well Jack.
Yep - the progressive only wants less than 1 billion people on the planet in the end state...as for the other 6 billion...the ends justify the means....hence pure evil.....
Right around the 100th anniversary of Archduke Ferdinand assassination....chilling.
Nope - HRC is evil...
Spot on....these progressives are incredibly stupid....unless this is all by design
Got it downloaded and in the queue..
1 month ago on Episode 98 – Oliver North On Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Awesome addition 6!!!!!
1 month ago on The Missionary And The Gunship
That is a great bit of history Loren...love the gunship concept...my livefyre avatar is an AU-24 Helio Stallion mini-gunship taking off someplace in Cambodia...
Keep it coming!
1 month ago on Meanwhile, Back in Iraq…
Good thing the Kurds have sacked up...game changer
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Dominoes Keep Falling: Bayji, Tikrit, and Now Kirkuk
Another stellar show men.
Aunt, Uncle and two cousins live in Anchorage. They are gear-heads (ice racers....) and hockey fans...let me drop em a note and see if they know anybody that could get the cause a chase van.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Episode 96 – Mark Donald and Shayne Carlson Talk Cruise the Coast for The Red Circle Foundation
Sounds intriguing - a bit foul with the vomit bit but most great explosives are precipitated from acid baths....
I see the psychosis is spreading....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Psychosis of Boredom
That crazy line runs deep - Gawd was it fun....boys and their explosives...a law of nature
Dang thing will get ya every time....
Concur.....an extraordinary work to be sure...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Best of SOFREP: Book Reviews (Part 1)