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And this just in; Russia is suspected of launching this piece of spyware spreading around the net, but particularly targeting the U.S. and Europe.: http://news.yahoo.com/suspected-russian-spyware-turla-targets-europe-u-144345205--sector.html
2 days, 15 hours ago on Russia and Ukraine: No Surprises
Excellent podcast Ian, Jack!
Thanks also Scott McEwen & Jim West.
In the Letters to SOFREP segment of the show, someone was suggesting who would be good to have on as a future guest. I've been thinking about 2 people who would make great guests for the same show.
A-10 Warthog pilot Jason Attinger & his wife Stacy who, btw was named Iowa National Guard Military Spouse of the Year if I remember those details correctly.
A couple weeks ago Kerry Patton chose her as SOFREP Warrior of the Week. I think they would be a great pair to interview in the same broadcast. Jack or Brandon or Kerry could ask Jason about his career & flying the A-10 and his experiences, then could talk to Stacy about her activities & what it's like being a military spouse & how they make the whole married life work under those circumstances.
Sometime last year, Brandon & Quinn talked to an F-15E pilot, so this would also be a fascinating episode. The A-10 pilots have been kickin ass in conflict for many years now, so this would make for an excellent show.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Episode 82 – Special Forces Vet Jim West and Author Scott McEwen
@majrod Cool video, thanks!
2 days, 19 hours ago on Israeli S13 Maritime Commandos Capture Ship Carrying Iranian Missiles
Very insightful analysis Peter. Great article!
2 days, 19 hours ago on Russia and Ukraine: No Surprises
Utmost respect for Aaron & the family he leaves behind. Always tough. They'll be in my prayers.
RIP Aaron. You've earned your rest. Thanks for your service & sacrifice. You're an inspiration for all Marines to follow. Semper Fi.
2 days, 21 hours ago on In Memory of MSGT Aaron Torian, USMC
Couldn't have said it any better! Or more succinctly.
Looking forward to hearing some further discussion on this though next week in the next SOFREP Radio show. Would be interesting since this is happening right next door to Poland to know Drago's thoughts on the matter.
3 days, 23 hours ago on Playing Through: President Obama Outsourcing US Foreign Policy To Vladimir Putin
Excellent article Jack!
Basically, from my observation based on all I've heard & read about Chinese industrial & defense related espionage, China is heavily dependent on the technology the West, especially the U.S. develops, but also to some extent on Japan too. Their military owes us a heck of a lot for all the R&D we've done that they've taken. They should thank us for helping them modernize their military, but won't of course. The Ruskies did the same. I can think of one funny story of a less than subtle Soviet spy from the Cold War days.
It was back in the late 60s or early 70s and some official was showing some people, perhaps foreign dignitaries or educators around a US AFB, forgot which one. Anyway, he was pointing to an F4 Phantom on the tarmac and talking a little about it, and then proceeded to guide them away over towards another aircraft or maybe a building. But one straggler stayed behind the group to quickly walk over to the jet, actually climbed up into the cockpit, and started snapping away like crazy with his camera until security guards saw what he was doing & rushed over there to pull the guy out of the cockpit, with him fighting them the whole way & carried him off to parts unknown. Turns out the guy was indeed a spy. That sounds downright comical, but I read that in some defense journal or book back in the early 80s.
Anyway, your article is well timed because just a little while ago I posted this in the Forums under Defense Budget Down the Road:
3 days, 23 hours ago on Chinese Espionage Methodology
@JackMurphyRGR @MR151 Hmmm. Israeli elections this year?
5 days, 2 hours ago on Israeli S13 Maritime Commandos Capture Ship Carrying Iranian Missiles
@usapatriotonthemove Absolutely! Take people's ability to protect themselves and their freedoms away, and you have them at your mercy. Top priority in the playbook of all authoritarian regimes. Every time!!
5 days, 2 hours ago on An American Special Ops Veteran On The Ground In Ukraine Speaks Out
Big thanks for sharing this Blake!
Yesterday, our great illustrious leader, Chairman Obama said "the next few days are critical." I wonder what he's going to do. The same thing our anonymous friend has witnessed and heard about corruption in Ukraine? Bribery? Will he kiss Putin's ass and then secretly pay him off someway to move Russian forces out? Or will he scratch Vlad's back in some other way hoping for the best?
Putin knows he can get away with pretty much anything with Obama and Kerry around. And the friggin U.N.? What a sad, pathetic joke! When was the last time the U.N. did ANYTHING with teeth in it?! The U.N. is toothless and corrupt; has been a long time. It's worthless and has been a long time. And the E.U. is too dependent on Russian oil. So Putin may be the most powerful man in the world now.
Anyway, Redacted's "old Ukrainian collegue" has major balls for his willingness to face the Bear. I wish him or them the best! And hoping Poland has equal the courage still. Would be interesting to hear Drago's thoughts, opinions on this situation.
Thanks Jack. Not sure if I was Israel that I would have published that much info about how we managed to track the shipments. Now that Iran, Syria & Hezbollah know that Israel knew the transport routes, they'll be working on alternate routes meaning Israel will then have to learn all over again how to bust them next time. Am not going to speculate the ways Israel learned the intel(any of the usual), but that's another thing we know the bad guys will also be considering and working to counter.
5 days, 3 hours ago on Israeli S13 Maritime Commandos Capture Ship Carrying Iranian Missiles
@ArcticWarrior @MR151@Jaycel Adkins lol Never heard that one, but makes sense to me.
5 days, 17 hours ago on Soviet REUnion: the Power Play Behind Putin’s Invasion of Crimea
@BrandonWebb @BrandonTWebb Can we expect a discussion on this in the upcoming SOFREP Radio show?
5 days, 18 hours ago on Soviet REUnion: the Power Play Behind Putin’s Invasion of Crimea
@islanddude58 Someone here has done his homework!
@majrod @LadyHW@Jaycel Adkins Re: "Tri-Dimensional Chess"
@YankeePapa @majrod@LadyHW@Jaycel Adkins The VC had our own liberal "Make love not war" news media working for them.
Not much has changed on that front either.
@ArcticWarrior @Jaycel Adkins "Western Europe is a joke. NATO, led by the US is toothless to him."
Agreed. Our leaders the past 4-5 years have mostly given Putin no reason to worry.
Thanks for another great article 14C!
5 days, 19 hours ago on Russian Spies & Operation Ghost Stories: HUMINT Tradecraft Revealed
That was pretty funny. But I can honestly see myself doing the same awkward stuff under those circumstances/situations.
I know a guy who has worked & traveled in China & been the guests at people's houses many times, and he's often found himself in the situation where he has to east or drink something very, very unappetizing to our western palettes, but he realized he had to man up & eat it anyway because to refuse would be a major insult to his hosts and undermine much of his work.
It also reminds me of some of the stuff I've seen on Bizarre Foods & No Reservations on the Travel Channel. Stuff that I won't go into that would make any outsider gag & puke! I won't go into it because many of you may be sitting down to dinner pretty soon. Stuff that would make fresh toad look like lobster or chateaubriand steak by comparison.
It also reminds me a bit of a movie with Simon Pegg several years ago called "How To Lose Friends & Alienate People." The trailer was better than the movie, but it was about a socially clueless loser who manages to land a job working for a major entertainment magazine as an interviewer, and he never fails to do or say the wrong thing which makes for a lot of awkward moments.
"The story of a man who worked his way to the bottom. And kept on going."
6 days, 18 hours ago on An Idiot Abroad and Cultural Awareness
Good article JW!
So what are your thoughts on this?: http://news.yahoo.com/mccain-punish-putin-000600943--politics.html
1 week, 1 day ago on Canada Joins The USA In Support of Ukraine