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Putin Vows to “Cleanse” Russia of Dissadents

| March 18, 2022 | 32 Comments
Putin Vows to “Cleanse” Russia of Dissadents

Russia dictator Vladimir Putin stated he would cleanse Russia of the “scum and traitors” he accuses of working for the U.S. and its allies, as his government steps up pressure on domestic critics of his war in Ukraine. Facing economic sanctions due to the invasion, the Russian leader accused the West of wanting to destroy […]

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It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

| January 26, 2022 | 15 Comments
It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

It looks as though Vlad Putin is getting something like ants in his pants about Ukraine and Belarus and is considering sending in Russian troops to “help out”. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/26/biden-and-putins-ukraine-crisis-gets-personal.html The US seems to be responding – in a vague way – but here are the key points in the attached article: Key Points: – The […]

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Is Vlad Nostalgic For The Cold War?

| January 17, 2022 | 14 Comments
Is Vlad Nostalgic For The Cold War?

Russia engages in joint military exercises with Belarus? Wait: are we regressing here? https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-belarus-plan-joint-military-drills-february-lukashenko-2022-01-17/ From the article:  MOSCOW, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Russian military forces and hardware began arriving in ex-Soviet Belarus for joint drills starting in February, Minsk said on Monday, amid soaring tensions between East and West over Ukraine. The “Allied Resolve” exercises […]

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There Is Unrest In Kazakhstan

| January 6, 2022 | 16 Comments
There Is Unrest In Kazakhstan

There is dissent and disruption in the nation of Kazakhstans. Now, where is that, you say? It’s in Central Asia, and is big enough to take notice of it. It is also rich in oil and petroleum-related resources. And as indicated in the paragraphs below, from the article, Russia (Vlad) is not happy that the […]

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The SR-71 crew that gave the finger to the French Air Force

| September 8, 2021 | 24 Comments
The SR-71 crew that gave the finger to the French Air Force

The SR-71 Blackbird has always been one of my favorite American aircraft. They are just amazing pieces of post-war engineering. Still the fastest air-breathing aircraft ever made, the stories that come from the crews of these magnificent birds always entertains. It’s rare that a new story comes out, but I saw this and hadn’t heard […]

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Who Spies On Whom?

| August 11, 2021 | 19 Comments
Who Spies On Whom?

China has been “shadowing” UK warships, including a carrier group, for a while now. They must think they’re being clever, but isn’t this just SOP for any naval force? We snoop on the Russians and they snoop on us and that goes back to before the Cold War had a name. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-submarines-used-uk-warships-for-target-practice-state-media-claims/ar-AAN8KSJ?ocid=mailsignout&li=BBnbfcL As I understand […]

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Miracle On Ice

| February 22, 2021 | 13 Comments
Miracle On Ice

1980 US Olympic Hockey Team Underdog US Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet powerhouse today, 41 years ago. AW1 Rod sends. U.S. hockey team beats the Soviets in the “Miracle on Ice” In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time […]

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Taiwan Is Also On Mainland China’s List

| October 5, 2020 | 7 Comments
Taiwan Is Also On Mainland China’s List

  Taiwan is not lagging behind Palau in bumping up its military aircraft. The Island of Taiwan has been targeted by the Chinese government in Beijing as a possession of China, and is not recognized by China as an independent nation in itself and China wants what it wants, period. The Taiwanese, of course, do […]

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