Monday, December 31, 2018

You May Read Me on Unz Review Too.

1. I got my first piece published on Unz Review today, so you may check it out there

2. You can read my piece on some peculiarities of Russo-Chinese "alliance" at Unz Review. Here:

The Russo-Chinese "Alliance" Explained 

3. Here is the latest One. 

Russia's Stand-Off Capability: The 800 Pound Gorilla in Syria

4. On INF Treaty.   

 The Sand Castle INF Treaty

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Let's Try Q & A And Whatever Else Sticky Post

Here is the post which I will try to keep sticky for people to ask questions and share their thoughts which are not on topic. This, I think is known as Open Thread. Fire away.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Steve Sailer's Hilarious Meme. National Security Archives Reveal The Truth.

I. As I stated before, we all have to face the reality of living in a meme-driven world.  Today, Steve Sailer nailed it with a nuclear power hilarity and precision. Here is his brilliant post at UNZ.  

So, Russia influenced Brexit by financing it by a massive amount of 97 cents. This is now the operational "level" of the famed MI-6 (and CIA)--dealing with about one dollar of Russian interference. James Bond (I mean Ian Flemming) would be proud, LOL.  I never knew that Dr. Evil, I mean Vladimir Putin, was such a cheapskate... But then again, can you imagine what Russia can do with....

The scale of this farce is such and it unfolds with such speed that one really begins to worry about very real mental health of a whole strata of the society both in UK and in the US. 

II. On a more serious note: Gorbachev was not lying when stated that he was given a truck load of assurances in late 1980s-early 1990s that NATO will not expand. As declassified documents from National Security Archive testify:

People in Caucasus have a wonderful saying about BSers, it goes like this: He is a master of his word--he can give it, he can take it back. Here is a case in point. But we knew that all along, didn't we. How much is Western "word" worth? About the same as of a crack whore telling a client that she loves him.  

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Facepalm Of The Week.

By now you probably all know my "shtick", or, if anyone wishes, they may call it a foundation for a Ph.D. thesis on a complete delusion of the United States' so called "think-tanks" (more like think-carts and buggies) and military and political top which resides in a permanent Chalabi moment. The distinction of being a moron of the week goes to this guy:

I understand that humanities and economics graduate and post-graduate degrees from US universities may have some weight in the circles of people who attend some soirees where they drink good Scotch and discuss capitalization of some snake oil trading corporation, but it is obviously quite  worthless in a real world which moves on tangibles. It is especially so, when speaking about tangibles in warfare and all major geopolitical and economic consequences which follow. I understand that RAND is some institution of high standings in the United States but against the background of non-stop failures as a result of the American military adventurism one has to ask a question--does this William Courtney guy is even coherent when he delivers  this utter nonsense? If this is the intellectual level of RAND's fellows then there should be no surprise of this unmitigated foreign policy and military disaster of the last 20+ years for the US. 

I. highlighted in yellow: can esteemed Mr. Courtney remind me when and how did the United States build or reconstruct anything lately? Judging by Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya--not much reconstruction, let alone "nation-building" is going on there. In Syria, where the United States supported Al Qaeda and interfered for the interests of Israel, one of the supporters of ISIS, Russia had to fight and defeat all those wonderful jihadists, which, evidently, the United States hasn't been able to defeat (did it even try?). But I have some news for Courtney:

a) Nation-building or reconstruction starts with the defeat of utterly destructive and evil forces of Islamic jihad. Russia did just that and in doing so (together with the SAA and Iranian forces) provided a foundation for the reconstruction of Syria;

b) That multifaceted victory (there is still some fighting and mopping up remains to be done), including massive humanitarian aid Russia provided for Syrian people, of course is already being credited... to the United States.  But hey, didn't we see this before, you know, after WW I, or WW II.   

II. This point, however, is even more important--the Polichinelle secret of this whole "nation-building" thing is that both the US Military and US Economy are stretched to the breaking point and are simply in no shape, by the virtue of extremely limited actual resources, to do any "nation-building". Of course, the American record in this undertaking in the last 25 years is one of unmitigated disaster and failure. 

So, in what world does Mr. Courtney reside? Certainly not of this planet. I clearly understand that Americans are proud, often justifiably, people but I would be lying not only to myself but to the cold hard facts of our moment in space and time if I wouldn't address this pseudo-intellectual circus, slowly translating into a certifiable mad-house, which is taking place now inside the United States.  These are symptoms of a serious illness and they either will get addressed or the country, as in normal country, will be completely lost--it is already half-way there. A massive reality intervention is in order but current "intellectual" elites in the United States are not capable to do it, they are simply... stupid. Now I said it.  

Mission Is NOT Accomplished, But It Is Getting There.

Friday, December 8, 2017

A Guilty Pleasure For Friday...

Yes, it is Friday and you have to admire the beauty...of Iowa-class battleships, especially The Mighty Mo, and their main caliber guns...wink, wink...

Even People With Half-Brain Knew It All Along.

I don't think that MSM revealed anything here that hasn't been known for awhile to anyone with even basic logic. It was a PR sham all along. 

Defector says thousands of Islamic State fighters left Raqqa in secret deal 

  ...he told Reuters in an interview that the number of fighters who were allowed to go was far higher and the account of a last-ditch battle was a fiction designed to keep journalists away while the evacuation took place. He said a U.S. official in the international coalition against Islamic State, whom he did not identify, approved the deal at a meeting with an SDF commander.
Even pathetic neocon rag Newsweek reported on that. What is interesting here is how this whole thing will go with Israel's almost open support for takfiris and with Trump, in effect, declaring Jerusalem a capitol of Israel. I defer it to Colonel Lang who is a professional in the area:

IMO there will be no peace for Israel ... 

One phrase stands out in his piece:

Will the Muslims ever trust the US again to act as an honest broker? Dennis Ross badly damaged our credibility.  Is it completely gone - perhaps forever?  

Syria (after Ukraine), in my very humble opinion, changed not only regional, Middle East, but global dynamics and it is inevitable that many Arabs do turn back to Russia as I type this. In general, Umma seems to be in a rather welcoming mood, once one considers that couple of RUAF (VKS) TU-95 strategic bombers just two days ago were greeted in Indonesia--the largest Muslim nation in the world. So, a lot is going on right now.

Remember what Russia "sells" today--it is not just oil, gas, fighter planes, nuclear power plant, or space stations. Russia's main export today is (geo)political stability--the price of this product cannot be easily calculated in money, albeit monetary, and gigantic at that, value is there too. This is an extremely hot commodity in the world today--from Middle East to Asia-Pacific. It is a dramatic turn of events and there are many buyers for that commodity--some want just part of it, others want a Full Monty. This is how the new world order emerges.