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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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Reality Winner, convicted of espionage, says she’s “not a traitor”

| December 9, 2021 | 42 Comments
Reality Winner, convicted of espionage, says she’s “not a traitor”

Reality Winner (that’s her real birth name) did not live up to her father’s hope to be “a real winner” when she leaked top secret documents from her position as a NSA intel specialist. The Air Force linguist veteran recently gave an interview to 60 Minutes where she professed that she only violated the sacred […]

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Wash Post says US intel agencies think Russia will invade Ukraine w/ 175k troops

| December 6, 2021 | 46 Comments
Wash Post says US intel agencies think Russia will invade Ukraine w/ 175k troops

We talked a bit ago about Ukraine sounding the alarm on Russia amassing troops at their border. Last week we talked about Putin saying he had a “red line” about Ukraine, which I put some more faith in than Obama’s red lines. Now, according to the Washington Post who cites anonymous sources, US intelligence agencies […]

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Putin continues test of Biden

| December 1, 2021 | 11 Comments
Putin continues test of Biden

Putin has issued a “red line” to NATO (and thus the US, since we’re pretty much the bulk of NATO) on Ukraine. Jeff LPH3 sends in this Military Times article; Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday sternly warned NATO against deploying its troops and weapons to Ukraine, saying it represents a red line for Russia […]

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Ukraine says their intel points to a Russian attack by late January

| November 23, 2021 | 19 Comments
Ukraine says their intel points to a Russian attack by late January

To the surprise of nobody, Putin has been wasting no time taking advantage of Sleepy Joe’s noodley weak foreign policy. If you’ve been watching the area, there’s been some buildup on the Russian side for a few months now. If the Ukraine intelligence agencies are to be believed, war might break out soon. If it […]

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Mission For The Space Force

| November 20, 2021 | 21 Comments
Mission For The Space Force

May the US Space Force (USSF) Be With You U.S. military spox reported that Russia had carried out an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons test recently in Earth orbit, defined as a “debris-generating” event . ASAT weapons that reduce their targets to shreds pose orbital hazards by creating clouds of fragments. These fragments then can collide with […]

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Valor Friday

| July 23, 2021 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

It’s another busy week here at the Mason family household, so I can’t devote as much attention to this week’s Valor Friday post as usual. I’ll have to plagiarize benchmark this week’s article. I came across the story of the young man pictured above and thought he’d make a great subject. The only black man […]

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